WHARNSBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-16 published
Red STOREY, Athlete And Referee: (1918-2006)
Legendary National Hockey League figure officiated seven straight Stanley Cup finals between 1952 and 1958 but abruptly resigned after National Hockey League president Clarence Campbell said he had 'choked' at a riotous playoff game in Chicago
By Tim WHARNSBY with files from Canadian Press; Globe and Mail archives, Page S7
Roy Alvin (Red) STOREY was once considered Canada's top football player. He also displayed his athletic skills on the baseball diamond, lacrosse field and at the hockey rink. Later, he became a top-notch National Hockey League referee and Canadian Football League official. He was a tremendous raconteur as well as one of the most colourful personalities the Canadian sporting scene has ever had but will likely be remembered most as a man of principle.
On Saturday, April 4, 1959, he refereed his last National Hockey League game because he refused to be belittled by league president Clarence Campbell for officiating a playoff game in Chicago between the Blackhawks and the Montreal Canadiens the way he always did: by letting the players decide the outcome.
The Blackhawks and Canadiens were playing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup semifinals that day and Montreal led the series three games to two. The Hawks and Habs were deadlocked 3-3 late in the third period when Chicago forward Eddie Litzenberger stepped on the stick of a Montreal player and was sent sprawling. The dedicated Blackhawks fans at the noisy Chicago Stadium wanted nearby Canadiens forward Marcel Bonin called for tripping, but there was no call from Mr. STOREY.
In the meantime, Montreal's Dickie Moore picked up the loose puck and scored. Blackhawks rugged forward Ted Lindsay was able to draw his club even with a goal later in the period, but then controversy surrounded Mr. STOREY once again.
With less than two minutes remaining in regulation time, Canadiens defenceman Junior Langlois put a deft hipcheck on Chicago's Bobby Hull and knocked him flying. The Blackhawks faithful screamed at Mr. STOREY for letting the players play. A short time after the non-call, Montreal's Claude Provost scored the game-winning and series-clinching goal.
"One thing you've got to realize: The easiest thing for me to do would have been to give the Canadiens two penalties," Mr. STOREY said afterward. "Hell, I was in Chicago. The crowd would have loved me."
He stood by his principles. But that didn't ease the anger of the fans. A horde of Blackhawks fans jumped on the ice surface and made their way toward Mr. STOREY, prompting Chicago forward Danny Lewicki to hand him his stick. "Red, you're going to need this more than I do now."
Red STOREY thought he had seen it all before. Over the years, bottles, full cans of beer, chairs, eggs, tomatoes, shoes -- and once, in Chicago -- a live octopus had been hurled at him, but this was different. He escaped, but as he made his way down the stairs to the officials' dressing room, he found Ted Lindsay waiting for him.
"I'm gonna cut your damned head off," Mr. Lindsay growled.
"You make your first shot the best one you've ever had," Mr. STOREY shot back, "because this is the first time we've both had a stick and I'm gonna cut you in two."
Blackhawks owner Jim Norris interceded just in time and pushed Mr. Lindsay toward the Chicago dressing room.
"Get in there, you little S.O.B. and leave Red alone," Mr. Norris barked. "Red, you don't have to take that in my building or anybody's building. You go to your room and have a shower. Forget about this."
Mr. STOREY would not be able to forget about it. Two days later, he was summoned to the hotel room of Clarence Campbell.
"Have you read anything in the papers?" Mr. Campbell queried Mr. STOREY.
He had not, and asked why.
"Well, there were some things said, and they weren't meant the way they came out. I just wanted you to know that before you read it," Mr. Campbell answered.
Mr. STOREY went out buy that day's newspapers and found headlines that read, " STOREY Chokes," " STOREY Chicken," and "STOREY Gutless."
The harsh remarks had all been made by Mr. Campbell. Red STOREY was devastated.
Just prior to the beginning of the Stanley Cup final between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins that spring, he met some hockey reporters in his Boston hotel room and announced his days as an National Hockey League referee were finished. The man who had officiated seven straight Stanley Cup finals between 1952 and 1958 never returned to the league. "My heart felt sick when I read in the paper what Campbell said about me," he told Globe and Mail sports columnist Scott YOUNG a few days later. "I'm the big loser -- my heart is in sport and has been for 25 years but the time came when I had to make a decision."
Mr. STOREY felt undermined by what he perceived as a lack of support in the National Hockey League for referees. "The officials never have been backed up in this league," he said. "I hope that my taking a stand will help the others."
Apparently, little changed in the upper levels of the league and his grievances worsened. In 1964, he told Dick BEDDOES of The Globe and Mail that "there is rigged refereeing in the National Hockey League."
Not only that, but he laid his charges directly at the feet of Mr. Campbell. "National Hockey League officials are instructed by National Hockey League president Clarence Campbell to give the home team the edge in penalties."
Mr. STOREY further declared that Mr. Campbell had told him: "Our policy is to keep the league balanced. A weak team might lose 5-0, but that's better than losing 11-0, which it might if it got a lot of penalties. We don't want weak teams to be hurt by too many penalties."
Mr. STOREY's assertions were backed up by Dalton McArthur, another former National Hockey League referee. Among other things, Mr. Campbell replied that the disclosures were a "contemptible distortion."
In the end, Red STOREY dropped his battle but always felt disappointed by his treatment and by what he saw as corruption. Perhaps to his mind, it ran too deep.
In 1967, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Later, when asked about the infamous incident with Mr. Campbell, he was quick to say he never regretted his decision to walk away from the National Hockey League, which had eventually begged him to return. He was later made a member of the Order of Canada and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
Long before his officiating days, Mr. STOREY was a talented football player. When he was 18, he turned pro with the Toronto Argonauts and won the Grey Cup in 1937 and 1938. His most memorable performance was in the 1938 championship game, when he came off the bench to score three touchdowns and scamper for 102 yards in the Argos come-from-behind, 30-7 victory over Winnipeg.
He was scouted by the Chicago Bears and New York Giants football clubs, but unfortunately a serious knee injury ended his playing days in 1941. A year later, he began his career as a football official, one that lasted until 1957. In 1950, he became an National Hockey League referee. When that career ended, Mr. STOREY stayed in hockey as a colourful analyst in radio and television.
He also did plenty of charity work and was a popular after-dinner speaker, all into his 80s. "He was probably one of the best after-dinner speakers," said Robin Burns, an National Hockey League forward in the 1970s who is part-owner of Mission Itech hockey equipment. "He got paid for some, but he probably did two or three times that amount for free."
For one thing, he had chronicled a superb stock of hockey stories. Among the favourites of dinner guests was one about Butch Bouchard. "One night in Montreal," he liked to begin, "a fan threw a big bag of peas at me because I gave their great hero, Rocket Richard, a penalty. As I waited for the sweepers, Big Butch Bouchard skated over. 'Bouchard,' I yelled, 'one word out of you and you're gone.' 'I'm not mad at you, STOREY,' said Bouchard. 'You get that fan to throw out the bacon also, I make you the best damned pea soup you ever taste.' And up in the stands, they're yelling: 'Ata boy, Butch, you tell him.' "
Mr. Burns, who grew up on the same street where Mr. STOREY lived for decades in the Notre Dame de Grace district of Montreal and later worked with him at charity old-timers games and other events, said, "I think he was named to the Order of Canada more for his charitable contributions than for his accomplishments in sports."
Later, he returned to the ice only to referee old-timer games and special charity events -- the big league no longer interested him. He did, though, offer some sage advice to anyone interested in becoming a referee: "Learn the rule book from one end to the other and then visit a psychiatrist."
Roy Alvin (Red) STOREY was born on March 5, 1918, in Barrie, Ontario He died in Montreal yesterday. He was 88 and had been in poor health in a Montreal nursing home. He is survived by his wife, Bunny, and by sons Bob and Doug.

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WHARRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-05 published
WHARRY, Murielyne
Suddenly at home on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 Mrs. Murielyne WHARRY of London in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Clarence WHARRY and companion of the late Lavern BINKLE. Dear mother of Sandra MATZE, Joanne (Paul) DELIE, Donald (Bonnie) WHARRY. Dear grandmother of Lisa, Jeff, Corie, Jennifer, Alvina, Kristina and Justin and great-grandmother of Dakota, Vivian, Xavier and Tyler. Also survived by her sister Dorreen HOWARD. Predeceased by her siblings Calvin, James and Marie and parents Harry and Nelly COURSEY. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel 520 Dundas Street on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the Chapel on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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WHARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
BENJAMIN, Thelma Ruth Jane
After a lengthy illness, on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institution, at the age of 81. Predeceased by her husband Fred and son Ross. Loving mother of Paul (Marita) and Earl (Madeira). Devoted grandma of 8 grandchildren. Dear sister of Norine (Ray) UNDERHILL and Vivian WHARRY. A special heart-felt thank you to the medical staff of the Palliative Care Unit. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m. at Downsview Baptist Church, 197 Downsview Ave. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to thelmabenjamin@wardfh.com

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

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WHARTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
WHARTON, Peter S.
Former Soccer Coach and Hockey Fanatic, Gardener 'Extraordinaire'. "Loved by everyone who met him"
In his 71st year, peacefully after a valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 14th, 2006. Peter, loving husband of Sheila. Extraordinary father of Jane (Michael), Michele, Paul (Maryke), Niki (Richard), and Mark (Gigi). Special grandpa to Erika, Braden, Emma, Jake, Luke, Monica, Rachel, Jack, and Dorian. Friends and family will be received at the Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (1 block west of Kingston Road), West Hill, 416-281-6800, for visitation on Friday, March 17th, 2006 between 6-8 p.m. A Private Family Service has already taken place. Special thanks to Drs. KHAN, TEPPERMAN, IRELAND, and LOGARAKIS and the Nursing Staff at the Chemotherapy Clinic at Rouge Valley Health System - Centenary Hospital, and all Health Care Staff who provided loving care during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations to Palliative Interdisciplinary Network would be appreciated.

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WHATLEY o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-29 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Murray Edmond
At home, surrounded by family, on March 26, 2006, at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Susan TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear father of Jennifer Joan CHAMBERLAIN (Craig), Katherine Alice TAILOR/TAYLOR (Stasio), Murray Martin TAILOR/TAYLOR (Lindsay) and Joseph Robert TAILOR/TAYLOR. Murray will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Christopher, Noah, Taylor, Patricia, Victoria, Joshua, Allysa, and Kaitlyn as well as his dear friend Rob. A private family service has already taken place. If desired donations to the Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Little Lake Cemetery Co. 745-6984. A special thank you to Doctor WHATLEY, Homecare and the Victorian Order of Nurses for all your care and support.

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WHATMAN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-30 published
WHATMAN, Elsie (née McDONALD)
Was peacefully promoted to glory on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 surrounded by family, at the Palliative Care Unit of Peterborough Regional Health Centre. She will be sadly missed by her sons Richard (Janice), Joseph (Heidi) and Ken, grandchildren Mark, Craig, Julie, Philip, Andrew, Christina and Kaisha and great-grandchildren Caleb and Joshua. She will also be missed by her Friends Brenda POMEROY, Roni KNOTT and Terry HEAD. Survived by her sisters Doris, Josephine and Marlene. Predeceased by husband Gordon and her sisters Jessie, Mona, Eleanor, Isabel and Roberta. Elsie retired after 40 years as an employee of Saint_Joseph Hospital. Visitation will be at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Saturday, April 1st at 11 a.m. at Highland Park Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Elsie's life at 12 p.m. at the Salvation Army Temple, 219 Simcoe Street, Major Greg SIMMONDS officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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WHATMOUGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-19 published
BURTON, Mary Margretta (formerly SMITH)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at Saint Michael's Hospital in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late John McClement SMITH and the late Thomas Alfred BURTON. Loving mother of David SMITH (Fran HURCOMB), Diane PRICE (Gary) and Paul SMITH and stepmother of Bev WHATMOUGH (Read) and the late Marion KEROACK. Devoted grandmother of Dana, Douglas and Kathleen. Step-grandmother of Cathie, Ken (Carol) and the late Janice. Mary was a longtime and active member of Northlea United Church and University Women's Club. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, December 22nd. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 23rd at 11 o'clock in Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3Y7. Reception to follow. Condolences on-line available at www.humphreymiles.com. If desired, donations in Mary's memory may be made to Northlea United Church.

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WHATMOUGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-22 published
BURTON, Mary Margretta (formerly SMITH)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at Saint Michael's Hospital in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late John McClement SMITH and the late Thomas Alfred BURTON. Loving mother of David SMITH (Fran HURCOMB), Diane PRICE (Gary) and Paul SMITH and stepmother of Bev WHATMOUGH (Read) and the late Marion KEROACK. Devoted grandmother of Dana, Douglas and Kathleen. Step-grandmother of Cathie, Ken (Carol) and the late Janice. Sister of Eileen LAING (Fred). Mary was a longtime and active member of Northlea United Church and University Women's Club. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, December 22nd. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 23rd at 11 o'clock in Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3Y7. Reception to follow. Condolences on-line available at www.humphreymiles.com. If desired, donations in Mary's memory may be made to Northlea United Church.

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WHATTAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-01 published
POUNDER, Roland
Suddenly at Quinte Health Care Prince Edward Memorial Hospital, on Monday, October 30th, 2006. Roland POUNDER, of London, formerly of Picton, at the age of 64. Beloved son of Marjorie and the late Bill POUNDER. Loved father of Robert and his partner Debbie of Picton, Steve and his wife Wendy of London, Louise PETERSON of Picton, Lori PETERSON and her partner Derrick MONROE of Cherry Valley and Jamie and his wife Tera of Milford. Dear brother of Arlie McKEE, Eleanor EASTERBROOK, Eunice NUTTALL, Barb HENNESSEY, Linda WHATTAM and the late Rodney POUNDER. Loved by his 11 grandchildren. Mr. POUNDER is resting at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, November 2nd at 2 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only please). Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 7: 00 till 9: 00 p.m. Online donations and condolences available at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WHATTING o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-29 published
PARKER, Lawrence Stanley
Suddenly at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, March 24, 2006. Larry, father of Karen WHATTING and Stephen. Brother of Ronald (Joyce,) Margaret (John CHATTEN,) and Linda (Ron BULL.) Special friend of Tanya LEE. Larry was a long time member of Royal Canadian Legion Branches 254 Whitehorse, Yukon, and Branch 300, Norwood. If desired, condolences to the family, and remembrances to the P.R.H.C. Dialysis Unit may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at 705-742-1875.

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