WORSELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
GRANGE, Dorothy Elizabeth (née WALTERS)
After a long life lived with energy and dignity, Dorothy GRANGE of Auburn died at Huronview, Clinton, Ontario, December 24, 2006. Born Dorothy Elizabeth WALTERS, on January 14, 1912 at Benmiller, daughter of Clarence WALTERS and Elizabeth MORRISH. Beloved mother of Elizabeth (Roderick SINGH,) London, Judith (d.1950,) Margo (Thomas MORRIS), Goderich, Jennifer (Timothy AVERY), Toronto and Shelley (Robert WORSELL,) Auburn. Adored grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by niece Marie LAWSON, London. Predeceased by sisters Lottie FEAGAN and Maizie GLIDDON and brothers Frank and Benson WALTERS. Very active in the community, she was a member of Knox United Church, of the Huron County Historical Society, and life member of the United Church Women and the Horticultural Society. Honoured by the province in 2001 for her more than 50 years of volunteer service. Her family will remember her as a traveler, swimmer, dancer, cook and gardener extraordinaire who set the standard for a life well-lived. Memorial donations to Knox United Church, Auburn, the Auburn Horticultural Society or charity of your choice. Visitation from McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Thursday, December 28, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service at Knox United, on Friday, December 29th at 1: 00 p.m. Friends may sign the Book of Condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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WORSFOLD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
WORSFOLD, Annie Mary (née MAYHEW)
Peacefully on April 21, 2006 at Woodstock General Hospital, Annie Mary WORSFOLD (née MAYHEW) in her 84th year. Survived by her brothers Vincent and Edward and sisters Isabelle and Nora Mae. Predeceased by her loving husband Eric (1974), her parents Mary and Napolean, her brothers Leonard, Ronald and her sister Olive SHEPHARD. Mother of Pat RAE of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Diane (Bill) HUBBARD of Innisville, Ontario, Judy (Shane) GORDON of Woodstock, Ontario and Susan PENNELL and Jason of Kintore, Ontario. Grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Remembered by several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 3 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca

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WORSFOLD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-26 published
WORSFOLD, Annie Mary (née MAYHEW)
Peacefully on April 21, 2006 at Woodstock General Hospital, Annie Mary WORSFOLD (née MAYHEW) in her 84th year. Survived by her brothers Vincent, Edward and John and sisters Isabelle and Nora. Predeceased by her loving husband Eric (1974), her parents Mary and Napolean, her brothers Leonard, Ronald and her sister Olive SHEPHARD. Mother of Pat RAE of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Diane (Bill) HUBBARD of Innisville, Ontario, Judy (Shane) GORDON of Woodstock, Ontario and Susan PENNELL and Jason of Kintore, Ontario. Grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Remembered by several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 3 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca

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WORSNOP o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-22 published
LAMERS, Harry
Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, November 17th, 2006. Harry LAMERS of Barrie, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Gerarda (VAN DER VENNE) LAMERS. Dear father of Herman, Peter, Harry Jr. (Bev,) Jerry (Pat,) Mary Ann (Larry) WORSNOP, Margaret (Randy) MERCIER, and Agnes (Ivan) Martinez RICARDO. Loving grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Cherished brother of Gerry, Martin, Len, and Rita CALDWELL. Predeceased by children Nancy and Gerard, brothers John, Henry, and Albert, and sister Maria. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Knights of Columbus service will be held at 7: 15 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held from Saint Mary's Church (65 Amelia Street), Barrie on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com
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WORSTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
WORSTER, Sylvia (May 20, 1954-January 26, 2006)
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia WORSTER in Winnipeg. She will be dearly missed by her son, William FINES; parents, Agnes and Alex WORSTER; sister, Louise and brother-in-law, Geoff FOSTER; brother, Paul and niece, Katie and nephew, Simon William's father, Kent FINES; and many other relatives and Friends. Sylvia grew up in Winnipeg, graduating from Garden City Collegiate in 1971. She lived most of her adult life in Toronto, but lived in Winnipeg during the last year and a half. Sylvia was loved for her sweetness, kindness and her deep feeling for the well-being of others. We were in awe of her determined nature, intelligence and independent spirit. We share her love for her son William and her pride in him as he pursues his studies at the University of Guelph. Her goodness will always be with us. A memorial service was held in Winnipeg on February 2. If Friends wish, donations may be made in Sylvia's memory to The Nature Conservancy of Canada, 110 Eglinton Ave. West, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A3 or a charity of their choice.

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WORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
WORTH, Doug
In loving memory of Doug WORTH, who passed away December 14, Now in God's care you rest above
And in our hearts you rest with love.
With love and hugs from the family.

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WORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
SCRATCH, Igumen John Clare
In Ottawa, peacefully at home, Sunday January 15, 2006 at the age of 64. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne PARK. Loving father of Deacon Gregory (Taesia), Jeremy (Helen), Sebastian (Helen), Lydia (Michael HOLDEN,) John (Michelle) and Mary-Teresa (Carl NYE.) Joyful grandpa of Maria-Suzanne, Seraphim, Ella, Gabriel, Juliana, Sasa, Sevastjan, Benjamin, Taiece and Parryn. Dearest brother of Lorraine TREGENZA (Roy,) and cherished uncle of Gregory WORTH of Toronto. Friends may pay respects at the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral, 15 Lebreton St. North, Ottawa, Monday and Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. Panakhyda Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral - Building Fund appreciated. Kelly Funeral Home 613-235-6712

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WORTHINGTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-22 published
CRANE, Harold Robert Charles
Passed away peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday, September 21, 2006 in his 79th year. Harold was the beloved husband of the late Jean CRANE (née McTAVISH.) He was the loving father of Kenneth and his wife Barbara (WORTHINGTON) and David and his wife Patricia (BEAULIEU,) brother of John, Margaret CREWSON, Ottalyn WATSON and Evelyn CAREY, dear grandfather of William, Julia, Sarah and Bradley. Harold retired from the Ontario Provincial Police, Pembroke Detachment in 1986 and moved back to the area in 1994. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Saturday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Rev. Cathy HIRD officiating. Harold will be interred in Shiloh cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, if so desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
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WORTHINGTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
PETERS, Christina
At McCormick Home, on Wednesday, January 5th, 2006, Christina PETERS of London in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Noël PETERS. Dear mother of Tom WORTHINGTON and Heather McKEOWN. Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Elva KYDD and by her brother Beattie HUNTLEY. Predeceased by 5 brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service.

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WORTHINGTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-22 published
SARGENT, Kaye
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Kaye SARGENT of Innerkip. Beloved wife of the late Cliff (2000.) Dear mother of Sherry CAMBOIA and her husband Joe of Woodstock and Joanna SARGENT and her husband Ed REECE of Barrie. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jeff CAMBOIA (Mary Jo) of Windsor, Chris CAMBOIA (Kim,) Greg CAMBOIA (Rebecca) and Nick CAMBOIA, all of Woodstock and her great-grandchildren Miguel and Diego CAMBOIA. Kaye was the last member of her immediate family having been predeceased by her sisters Viola ACRE, Laura GROGAN, Frances BEST, Mabel LANDER, Bertha HOWARD, Florence CANNING, Winnifred VANDERHEIDE and Anne WORTHINGTON, and her brothers Tom GROGAN and Bill GROGAN. Also lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Kaye was the Founder and President of the Oxford Libertarian Constituency Association, and the Deputy Leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. For details of the funeral service, please contact Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or the Woodstock Art Gallery would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WORTHINGTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-23 published
SARGENT, Kaye
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Kaye SARGENT of Innerkip. Beloved wife of the late Cliff (2000.) Dear mother of Sherry CAMBOIA and her husband Joe of Woodstock and Joanna SARGENT and her husband Ed REECE of Barrie. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jeff CAMBOIA (Mary Jo) of Windsor, Chris CAMBOIA (Kim,) Greg CAMBOIA (Rebecca) and Nick CAMBOIA, all of Woodstock and her great-grandchildren Miguel and Diego CAMBOIA. Kaye was the last member of her immediate family having been predeceased by her sisters Viola ACRE, Laura GROGAN, Frances BEST, Mabel LANDER, Bertha HOWARD, Florence CANNING, Winnifred VANDERHEIDE and Anne WORTHINGTON, and her brothers Tom GROGAN and Bill GROGAN. Also lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Kaye was the Founder and President of the Oxford Libertarian Constituency Association, and the Deputy Leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at the Berean Bible Church, 1140 Nellis Street, Woodstock on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or the Woodstock Art Gallery would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WORTHINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-10 published
Peter BERRY, Naval Officer (1923-2006)
During the Second World War, he had a hand in sinking three U-boats and later became a pilot on Canada's last carrier
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Peter BERRY was just a couple of years out of Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa when the Canadian destroyer he was on sunk a German U-boat in the English Channel. H.M.C.S. Kootenay and its sister ship, H.M.C.S. Ottawa, helped by a British corvette, sank the German submarine U-678 on July 6, 1944, just off the English coast near the seaside resort of Brighton.
The chase had taken more than two days and sub-lieutenant BERRY was awake for almost all of it. He was the operations officer working in a room just below the bridge. Chasing down a submarine wasn't as easy as it looked in the movies. It took hours, even days, and required sonar and radar and all the other leading-edge technology of the time.
"He worked at a table with a mechanized control underneath with lights that calculated the course of the ship. He worked to plot the course of the submarine we were chasing," said Ray CREERY, later a captain in the navy who also served on the Kootenay with Mr. BERRY during the war. "I don't think he could have had more than a couple of hours sleep, here and there."
The Kootenay was one of the top submarine hunters in the Royal Canadian Navy and sub-lieutenant BERRY was on board for all three of her kills. The next two U-boat sinkings were in the Bay of Biscay, on August 18 and August 20. Mr. BERRY was mentioned in dispatches.
When Peter BERRY joined the Royal Canadian Navy he was assigned to the Kootenay in the North Atlantic. The warships ran from Saint John's, Newfoundland., to Londonderry in Northern Ireland. By chance, he and Mr. CREERY served on the same ship. They had been in Grade 7 together at Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa. The winter of 1943-44 was particularly bitter, and Mr. CREERY remembers gales so strong that the under-powered merchant ships they were escorting would make no headway. "We had to go and round them up and bring them back into the convoy. Maybe the toughest part was refuelling the warships at sea from tankers."
In the spring of 1944, the Kootenay and other ships were taken off convoy duty and assigned to Escort Group 11, one of the specialist submarine hunting groups in preparation for the invasion of Normandy. There were 126 Canadian vessels involved in D-Day, June 6, 1944. The Kootenay was patrolling the western approaches to the English Channel, acting as a blocker against German U-boats.
"Escort Group 11, of which Kootenay was a part, was the most successful inshore submarine hunting group in the Normandy campaign," says Marc Milner, professor of history at the University of New Brunswick and author of The U-Boat Hunters, The Royal Canadian Navy and the Offensive against Germany's Submarines.
After the war, Mr. BERRY stayed in the navy and eventually became captain of H.M.C.S. Algonquin, a destroyer. The Algonquin was a V-class destroyer that Canada bought from the Royal Navy. It remained in service until 1970.
One of his first post-war assignments was on land as flag lieutenant to Admiral Rollo Mainguy. Part of the time that involved living in the admiral's house in Halifax. His son, Dan Mainguy, who also went on to become an admiral, recalls the slightly older Lieutenant BERRY and his prodigious appetite. "He would empty the fridge, eating plates of chicken and huge amounts of ice cream, but he never gained weight," he said. "He was kind of unique in that he became a pilot after being an observer. He served in that wonderful era when we had aircraft carriers."
Mr. BERRY served on many ships in his post-war career, including H.M.C.S. Magnificent and H.M.C.S. Bonaventure, both aircraft carriers. Peter WORTHINGTON, the Toronto Sun columnist, also served as a naval flier and remembers him as a dashing figure who managed to remain a bachelor until he was 33.
Peter BERRY was born in Shanghai where his father worked for Sun Life Insurance. The family returned to Canada when Peter was about 2. He went to private school, Ashbury College, for a year or so, but his father thought he was too involved in sports and so sent him to Lisgar Collegiate. Mr. BERRY went to Queen's University to study engineering but quit to join the navy.
After leaving the navy in 1964 with the rank of commander, he retired to his farm at Milton, just outside Toronto. It was more than a hobby farm and there the family tended a large flock of chickens as well a herd of beef cattle. His children remember he liked to execute navy-style, kitchen haircuts -- much to their embarrassment when they showed up at school.
Mr. BERRY tried a number of different business ventures, including a project to build a small submarine that could navigate under the Arctic ice. He also translated his love of British sports cars into a car dealership in Mississauga, Ontario One half of it sold British Leyland products, the other half Volkswagens. When British Leyland went under, both dealerships closed.
Mr. BERRY had many narrow scrapes throughout life, both in the navy and in civilian life. In September of 1948, he was an observer aboard a Fairey Firefly, when it ran off the deck while landing on H.M.C.S. Magnificent. He and the pilot were picked from the water. The incident was recorded by someone on deck with a camera. Many years later, he was helping out on a neighbour's farm when he severed his arm with a post-hole auger. The arm was later successfully reattached.
As he was being wheeled into the operating room, Mr. BERRY quipped to his wife, "Well, we always wanted a Lord Nelson in the family," a reference to the one-armed British Admiral who won the battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Peter Cushing BERRY was born in Shanghai on October 24, 1923. He died in Milton, Ontario, on February 13, 2006 after complications from a fall. He leaves his wife, Anne, a daughter and three sons.

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WORTHINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-02 published
McKenzie PORTER, Journalist (1911-2006)
Deliberately outrageous or outrageously deliberate, he was a Toronto Sun columnist who loved to upset sacred cows and apple carts. 'He had a forked tongue in both cheeks simultaneously'
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Erudite windbag. Pontificating right-wing snob. Upper-class Brit-twit monarchist loudmouth. Racist and misogynist. He'd heard them all, and they all rolled right off his tweeded back. Whatever else was said of him -- some of it unprintable -- McKenzie PORTER was either a fearless pricker of balloons who shot from the lip, or he was putting us on.
Turns out it was healthy dollops of both. In any case, he was the very personification of political incorrectness decades before the term was coined.
An incorrigible columnist for 19 years at the Toronto Sun -- whose 35th anniversary yesterday the Globe herewith graciously acknowledges -- and for its predecessor, the storied Toronto Telegram, Mr. PORTER was the master of elegant invective and purple phraseology. To say he was irrepressible or irreverent would be clichéd folderol, the kind he abhorred. A small sampling (with apologies all around):
Most feminists were "deservedly cast-off wives, pseudo-intellectual frumps and incurable lesbians, a vociferous motley of shrews, viragos, prudes and charlatans."
Many homosexuals "no longer are satisfied with acceptance and freedom from prosecution. They now seek approval, acclaim and authority."
All his "known enemies" were "pseudo-intellectuals, artistic charlatans and specious socialists with cunning eyes, avaricious inclinations, flaccid bodies, theatrical garments and ignoble records of service to Queen and country."
Any man who avoids household duties as "women's work" and cannot sew a button, boil an egg, operate a vacuum or scour a saucepan was "a sexist despot."
Was that last one the proverbial pot calling the kettle black? Who knows?
"One could never be sure whether PORTER was spoofing or serious, writing for real or effect," recalled his some-time boss at the Sun, Peter WORTHINGTON, in a 1999 column of his own. "Whatever, indisputably, he was the most graceful and stylish writer in the business."
One contemporary ended an interview some 30 years ago by wondering whether Mr. PORTER was being deliberately outrageous or outrageously deliberate. He finally decided that being preposterous was "a way of life" for the columnist… "even when PORTER is kidding, he's not kidding."
As in a column under the headline "Body Hygiene," in which he fulminated that defecating in the men's room at the office, while reading a newspaper, was "not merely theft of one's employer's time but often, an offence to the eyes, ears and nose of one's colleagues." It was vintage stuff and became a collector's item. The Sun later ran a photo of a regal Mr. PORTER, enjoying that day's edition while ensconced on a commode. The picture was republished in the American humour magazine, National Lampoon.
Mr. WORTHINGTON recalled a man who revered good manners, was unfailingly courteous and gentlemanly, and fiercely denied being a snob ("There are few flavours I enjoy more than snob blood," Mr. PORTER insisted.) The closer he got to the truth, the more outrageous he seemed. And accusations of racism were false, Mr. WORTHINGTON felt; they merely reflected Mr. PORTER's elitism.
"He was a cartoonist who used words," said his son, Tim, a one-time reporter and public relations man. "People thought he was snooty, but he was sending up people he thought were snooty. He had a forked tongue in both cheeks simultaneously. He kicked uphill."
Born into a mercantile family in England, Mr. PORTER was smitten by journalism when he encountered a reporter who was boarding at the clan's 20-room house. A cub reporter's job at the Manchester Evening Chronicle lasted two years, followed by a stint at the northern edition of the Daily Express, where he covered Hitler's early stirrings and the Spanish Civil War. Then came Fleet Street and the Daily Mirror, where, at 25, Mr. PORTER became news editor with 75 reporters under him, and where he helped break the story of Edward VIII's abdication. He would later concede that he had been spoiled by his quick success.
A fight with his editor resulted in a move to the Beaverbrook-owned Evening Standard as a film Critic. It didn't last. Lord Beaverbrook, the Canadian-born Max Aitken, loved corny movies and expected Mr. PORTER to share his tastes. A 1978 Sun profile of Mr. PORTER related that the end came when the press baron's valet called to say his master had enjoyed the latest Ritz Brothers comedy. Mr. PORTER buttonholed an editor and gave precise directions as to where His Lordship could put the movie.
Briefly, he wrote for the Daily Sketch, and was upbraided by an executive for beginning a story, "If all the civil servants in Lytham Saint Annes were laid end to end, I would be surprised."
When war came, Mr. PORTER could have signed up to flak for the armed services, as many reporters did. After all, the job was safe and it paid well. Instead, he enlisted as a private and gave up a salary of £1,500 a year for two shillings a day.
He began as a rifleman in the London Irish Rifles and after being commissioned, served with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. Along the way, he won a commission and in Calabria, Italy, in 1943, led a charge against a Nazi position. "As my platoon piper ceased his blood-curdling, enemy-demoralizing overture to hand-to-hand combat, we trotted into the final assault," he wrote in his inimitable style, years later. "Firing rifles and submachine guns from the hip and yelling and bawling like barbarians on the threshold of ancient Rome, we noticed that the cheeks of the Panzers became almost as pale as the whites of their eyes.
"Of course, the Panzers ran away. Who wouldn't in the circumstances? And they left behind on army cookers a sizzling array of mouth-watering breakfast sausages, new black bread, fresh figs and real coffee."
He took four bullets in the Battle for Cassino, and was awarded the Military Cross from King George VI. He ended the war as a major and then spent three years as a Paris correspondent for English newspapers, one of them under Ian Fleming of James Bond fame ("a very poor journalist," he said.) Fed up with post-war rationing, he arrived in Canada in 1948.
A self-confessed "remorselessly gluttonous carnivore," he insisted that the following happened: While sharing a drink with a public relations man, the latter inquired why Mr. PORTER had chosen Canada. " Well," Mr. PORTER replied, not entirely in jest, "it was mainly because of the meat." The result was a long-running advertising slogan for the Dominion supermarket chain.
Soon after his arrival, Mr. PORTER began writing for Maclean's magazine. June Callwood, at the time a fresh freelancer, recalled, with noticeable warmth in her voice, a man who was "openly racist, sexist [and] snobbish both intellectually and socially. He was just atrocious, to a point where you weren't sure he wasn't doing a caricature."
Which he probably was, Ms. Callwood allowed. "He really did have a heart of gold. He was kind of adorable [and] had a huge amount of charm. I'll never forget the pomposity, but it had to be a joke."
Mr. PORTER authored a biography of Queen Victoria's father, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. In 1962, he moved to the Toronto Telegram where he pounded out columns and arts criticism, and almost proved too hot for publisher John BASSETT. Editors killed about one of his columns a month, but when a libel suit was lost over one that slipped by, Mr. BASSETT could not bring himself to fire a decorated war veteran.
At the Tely, he crossed swords with fellow writer Pierre Berton, who never forgave him for openly mocking the "Sordman's Club," a group of high-profile men who took other men's wives to monthly lunches.
The late Charles Templeton, evangelist and one-time Toronto Star editor who referred to Mr. PORTER as "a professional Englishman," recalled in his memoirs that Mr. PORTER greeted him at their first meeting with: "Well, Templeton, how are things with God these days?"
In October of 1971, Mr. BASSETT decided to fold the Telegram, even though it remained profitable. In response, a group of employees, Mr. PORTER among them, hatched a plan to launch a tabloid replacement. On November 1 of that year, with Douglas CREIGHTON as publisher and Peter WORTHINGTON as editor, the first Toronto Sun hit the streets.
At the Sun, Mr. PORTER continued in his characteristic, immoderate manner. His file thickened over a 1989 column in which he wrote that Italian-Canadians were using methods "alien to British practice" to gain political power, and therefore, no Canadian citizen born outside Canada should be allowed to vote in any elections or stand for office. That earned him an acid rebuke in Ontario's legislature and the City of Toronto withdrew its advertising in the Sun, valued at $40,000 a year. Stung by accusations of censorship, the city lifted its ban two months later.
He retired, reluctantly, in 1990, and went about parodying himself better than anyone could in freelance travel articles, essays and commentaries for The Globe. Whether it was folding his lanky, vaguely David Niven-ish self under a Japanese dining table or losing a shoe in a raging English rainstorm or flying to London to get a new ferrule (cap) placed on the tip of his walking stick, the copy was always in Technicolor.
Journalism was good to him. "A millionaire's life on a beggar's income," he once boasted. His son confirmed a similar motto. "Scribbling: Sure beats working."
John McKenzie PORTER was born in Accrington, England, on October 21, 1911, and died of natural causes in Toronto on October 21, 2006, on his 95th birthday. His wife, Kathleen, died in 1985, He leaves a son, Tim, and two granddaughters. A family memorial is planned for a later date.

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WORTHINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
Bob MacDONALD, 76, chased the big stories
Longtime Sun reporter spent 55 years in business
'Banned for life' from press club several times
By Phinjo GOMBU, Staff Reporter
Bob MacDONALD, the Toronto Sun's legendary reporter and columnist, was a scrappy Maritime conservative skeptical of all politicians.
But he remained to the end a loyal admirer of Robert Stanfield, a fellow Nova Scotian who nearly became prime minister.
Like many other fellow Maritimers, MacDONALD had a stubborn streak that involved subservience to no one, recalled Peter WORTHINGTON, founding editor of the Sun, yesterday.
It was a trait that drove many of his editors crazy, WORTHINGTON said, although MacDONALD always managed to redeem himself by coming up with yet another great story.
MacDONALD, 76, died Sunday of prostate cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease about 14 years ago.
"(MacDONALD) probably represents the Sun newsroom more than any single individual," said WORTHINGTON as he paid the ultimate tribute to MacDONALD, a reporter and columnist for 55 years.
"The newsroom won't quite be the same without him."
MacDONALD was born in the small mining town of Plymouth Park, Nova Scotia, the son of a shop steward on the railroad.
He graduated from Acadia University and then studied journalism at Columbia University in New York City before being hired by the Toronto Star in 1953.
He later spent a decade at the Toronto Telegram before joining the Sun.
Colleagues yesterday remembered him as a brave, iconoclastic reporter who never tired of chasing a great story, but who always found time to mentor young reporters.
His scoops over the years were famous.
For the Star, using old contacts, he managed to sneak into the room where Prince Philip was visiting relatives of the victims of the Springhill mining disaster.
For the Telegram, he covered the FLQ crisis, and for the Sun, he wrote the paper's first front-page story about a $10 million boondoggle involving the sale of supposedly surplus jets the government had to replace.
WORTHINGTON said MacDONALD would drive the Ottawa press gallery nuts by breaking stories -- which they had to follow -- during his occasional visits to cover Parliament Hill.
He was such a great reporter that WORTHINGTON made sure that despite his desire to be a columnist, MacDONALD continued to break stories for the Sun for some time.
Outside of the newsroom, MacDONALD's exploits included the dubious distinction, along with Star cartoonist Duncan MacPHERSON, of being "banned for life" several times after dustups at the press club.
"When he was off the wagon, life was far more exciting, but it was much easier when he was on it," WORTHINGTON said.
After he became a Sun columnist in the late 1970s, MacDONALD was finally able to freely flaunt his blue Tory beliefs, while railing against the evils of communism and terrorism.
He had clear likes and dislikes. During the Bosnian conflict, he supported the Croatians and opposed the Serbians.
One story around that time had him so angry that his twice-weekly column had been cut to once a week that he organized members of the Croatian community to picket the Sun until the decision was reversed.
"The thing about my dad was that he talked to everybody, from the most glamorous movie star and well-known politician, to the guy walking on the street with his hand out because that's all he had," said his only child, Moira MacDONALD, a freelance writer.
"He was genuinely interested in people and the stories they had to tell," she said.
Besides his daughter, MacDONALD is survived by his wife Nellie-Joe, grand_son Holm GILL, sister Betty HEIGHTON, brother Russell MacDONALD and nine nephews and nieces.
A memorial is planned for Thursday at a time and place to be determined.

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WORTHINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
WORTHINGTON, Herbert Edward
World War II Veteran (H.M.S. Exeter), Member of Burma Star, Royal Naval Association, Toronto Board of Education Veterans and associate member of Hong Kong Veterans of Canada.
Peacefully in his sleep on April 10th, 2006, at home as he wished. Dear husband of 50 years to Cara. Loving and proud father to Philip (Lynn), Kay and husband Mike, Lisa (Darin). Loved brother of Dorothy (United Kingdom) and sisters-in-law Susan (United Kingdom) and Joan (N.Z.). Predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Survived by many nieces and nephews in United Kingdom and N.Z. Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, April 15th in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the War Amps of Canada (www.waramps.ca), Rowing Canada (www.rowingcanada.org), or Street Health (www.streethealth.ca). Condolences www.rskane.ca

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WORTHYLAKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-11 published
COMEAU, George
Peacefully after a short illness at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Saturday September 9, 2006, George COMEAU of Komoka in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Carole COMEAU (née BLANCHARD.) Dear father of Wendy (Jim) HILL of Komoka, Lisa STANTON (Brian KESTELOOT) of London, Lora COMEAU (Mark BENN) of London, Michael COMEAU (Kathy MADRONICH) of Woodstock. Dear grandpa of Eric and Josh HILL, Nicholas (Tiffany) ADAM/ADAMS, Amanda and Kaitlyn COMEAU. Great-grandpa of Natalie, Olivia and Mallory. Remembered fondly by siblings Alma MUISE, Ida WORTHYLAKE, Bertha COMEAU, Hilda SAULNIER, Laura COMEAU, Fred, Raymond, Harold, Henry, and Anthony COMEAU, Eleanor HICKS, Jane MELANSON and predeceased by brother Tom and sister Lavenia. Friends may call at the Elliott-Maddill Komoka Chapel (22568 Komoka Road 519-264-1100) on Thursday, September 14 from 11am-12 p.m. where a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Reverend Don KEENLISIDE officiating. Interment Campbell Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WORTLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-29 published
HENRICKS, Ronald Charles
Of Kincardine, died peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital, after a brief battle with a brain aneurysm, on Monday, December 25, 2006, in his 56th year. Ron is survived by his wife, Nancy HENRICKS (née KNIFFEN) of 36 years next month, and his daughters, Kimberly GARDINER and her husband Bill of Whitby, Rhonda PLAGOS and her husband Angelo of London, and son James HENRICKS and his fiancée, Tammy MASIK of Toronto. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Brendan, Breanna and Brinly GARDINER; Cassidy and Christopher PLAGOS. Loved brother of Bill (Laurie) HENRICKS of Simcoe, Herb (Marianne) HENRICKS of Cottam, and Bob (Jackie) HENRICKS also of Cottam. Son-in-law of Doris WORTLEY and the late Ab WARTLEY. Brother-in-law of Cheryl and George SPENS of Columbus, Michigan, Roger and Sandy KNIFFEN of Chatham, Ted and Ruby KNIFFEN of La Salle, Rob WORTLEY of Woodstock, Marsha and David BOWLES of Germany and Stanley (Spiff) WORTLEY of Windsor. Ron will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Friday, December 29, at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, R.R.#1, Hwy. #3, Old Castle, Ontario, on Saturday at 2: 00 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #183 Kincardine will hold a service at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Memorial donations to London Health Sciences Foundation (CNS Aneurysm) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

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WORTMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-20 published
PALMER, Marion R. (née WORTMAN)
Born July 12, 1914 in New Brunswick, Marion died on September 12, 2006 in Toronto with her loving family at her side. Cherished wife of John H. PALMER (March 1983.) Dear mother of John M. PALMER (Vilda) and Janet Palmer PURVES (Bud) and much loved grandma to John and Charlie PALMER. Sister-in-law of Helen PALMER (August 1999) and James B. PALMER (March 2004.) The family received Friends at The Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, Toronto on Tuesday September 19. A private family service and interment will be held on September 22 in Dundalk, Ontario with arrangements by McMillan and Jack Funeral Home. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Saint Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto Ontario M5B 1W8
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WORTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-14 published
PALMER, Marion R. (née WORTMAN)
Born July 12, 1914 in New Brunswick, Marion died on September 12, 2006 in Toronto with her loving family at her side. Cherished wife of John H. PALMER (March 1983.) Dear mother of John M. PALMER (Vilda) and Janet Palmer PURVES (Bud,) and much loved grandma to John and Charlie PALMER. Graduate of Mount Allison University and former dietician with the Toronto General Hospital. Marion was a dedicated volunteer at Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto where she enjoyed working for more than 30 years with Friends, staff, suppliers and patients in the Gift Shop until retiring at age 80. She lived happily and independently in Toronto and Tottenham until the fall of 2005. Special thanks to Liz, her friend and caregiver, and the kind staff at Simcoe Manor and Lakeside Long Term Care for their care over the past year. Very special gratitude to the Doctors, Nurses and all staff and volunteers associated with the Palliative Care unit at Saint Michael's Hospital where Marion spent her last three weeks comfortably and peacefully. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4: 30 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19th. A private family service and interment will be held at a later date in Dundalk, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Saint Michaels's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8.

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WORTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-24 published
HAMMOND, Mabel Edith Harriet (née BALDWIN)
Peacefully at the Gatineau Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family on November 22, 2006 in her 89th year. Loving wife for over 65 years of James. Loving mother of Hugh (Ruby), Barbara PERCY (Don,) Carol LAPEER (Bryan,) Susan WORTMAN (Brent) and Kendrick (Barbara). Loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Friends may visit at the McGarry Memorial Chapel, 139 Valley Road, Wakefield, Québec on Friday, November 24, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, November 25 at 1 p.m. Interment at Hall's Cemetery, Wakefield, followed by reception at the McGarry Family Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gatineau Memorial Hospital Foundation, Wakefield, Québec, JOX 3G0 would be appreciated. Condolences/donations at: www.mcgarryfamily.ca or 819-459-1800.

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WORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
WORTON, Mark
In loving memory of a special son and brother, Mark, born October 29, 1959, died October 18, 2004.
You're never more than a thought away,
Quietly remembered everyday,
No need for words except to say,
You're still loved and missed in every way. Mom, Roy and family.

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WORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-19 published
WORTON, Mark
In loving memory of a special son and brother, Mark, born October 29, 1959, died October 18, 2004.
You're never more than a thought away,
Quietly remembered everyday,
No need for words except to say,
You're still loved and missed in every way.
Mom, Roy and family.

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WORTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-06 published
SANSONE, Salvatore John
At McGarrell Place Nursing Home on Monday, December 4, 2006 Salvatore John SANSONE in his 79th year. Beloved father of Michael SANSONE and his wife Valerie, Paul SANSONE, Kristen WORTON, Jeffrey SANSONE and his partner Andy GRACE and Alisa CLARKE and her husband Ted. Proud grandfather of Nicole, Genevieve and Natalie SANSONE, Kate and Dan WORTON and Mandy CLARKE. Dear brother of Marie EASTON. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock, where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 12 noon. Cremation with interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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WORTREICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-11 published
KOWARSKY, Rose (AUSTERN)
Passed away peacefully at the age of 103 on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Herman KOWARSKY. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Barbara, Gerry and the late Sally ISRAELSTAM, and the late Kalma and Bernie WORTREICH. Devoted grandmother of 9, great-grandmother of 13, and great-great-grandmother of 3. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 17 Tova Place, Thornhill. If desired, donations may be made to the Rose Kowarsky Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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WORTREICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
KOWARSKY, Rose (AUSTERN)
Passed away peacefully at the age of 103 on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Herman KOWARSKY. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Barbara, Gerry and the late Sally ISRAELSTAM, and the late Kalma and Bernie WORTREICH. Devoted grandmother of 9, great-grandmother of 13, and great-great-grandmother of 3. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 17 Tova Place, Thornhill. If desired, donations may be made to the Rose Kowarsky Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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WORTSMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-31 published
SEIGEL, Rachel " Rae"
On Monday, October 30, 2006 at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Rae SEIGEL, beloved wife of the late Morris SEIGEL. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Barry and Renee SEIGEL, Cheryl GOLDMAN and Allen BARON, Beverly HERSHORAN- LIPSON and Jeffrey LIPSON. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Kelly and Bea, Irving and Sylvia, Murray, Harvey and Janie and the late Benny and Mina WORTSMAN. Devoted grandmother of Geoffrey and Paula, Danny and Barbara, Jeremy and Heather, Zak and Michelle, Mathew and Heather, Marshall, Jordana, Ali and Rich, Samuel, Rebecca, Ashley and great-grandmother of Jayden, Dylan, Isabelle, Melissa, and Jonah. Special thanks to Jack LINGLU and All of Rae's special Friends. At Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave W., (west of Allen Rd.) for service on Tuesday, October 31st at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Sholom Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 10 Bellair Street, suite 608. Shiva visits 1: 00 p.m. to 5: 00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily, evening services at 7: 30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The U.J.A. Emergency Fund 416-631-5705.

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WORTZMAN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-18 published
GENGE- WORTZMAN, Dorothy Vivian (née McILMOYLE)
Peacefully, at Princess Gardens, on Friday, March 17, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Lorne GENGE and the late Harry WORTZMAN. Dear mother of Lorraine KINSMAN of Millbrook and Ruth ROSS and Sharron HAM (husband Douglas) of Peterborough. Loving Grandmother of Sheril ROUTLY (David), Craig HAM (Lesley) and Kellie WALDEN (Ken). Great-grandmother of Ryan and Rachel ROUTLY, Karl and Connor HAM and Kacey and Madison WALDEN. Sister of Phyllis RUSSELL, Helen NURSE, Beverley SHEARER, Jacqueline McILMOYLE, Betty CLARK, Robert McILMOYLE and Leonard McILMOYLE. Predeceased by sister Margaret McILMOYLE and brothers Norman, Jack, Paul and Elwood (Buck) McILMOYLE. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Sunday, March 19, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, March 20th at 2: 30 p.m., Reverend Bradley WEEKS officiating. Interment Little Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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WORTZMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-23 published
RIESENFELD- WORTZMAN, Marta
On Thursday, December 21, 2006 at Trillium Health Centre. Marta RIESENFELD- WORTZMAN, beloved wife of the late Fred RIESENFELD, and Tovia WORTZMAN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jana and George FABIAN, and George and Cheryl RIESENFELD. Devoted grandmother of Suzie, Krystal, Cassie, Michael, and Amanda. Devoted step-mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, December 24th at 12: 15 p.m. Interment Federation Section of Dawes Road Cemetery.

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