McCLAFFERTY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
WATSON, Clare Alice McClafferty
(June 21, 1921-October 11, 2006)
Passed away suddenly at the Credit Valley Hospital. She was the beloved wife of George WATSON and loving family member to her sister Marion BOLES, brother James McCLAFFERTY (Rosemary) who predeceased Clare, and to other family members: Meghan COLE (Steve) and children Allison and Ryan; Kevin McCLAFFERTY and children Hanna and Kyle; John BOLES (Patty) and children Mark, Scott and Brent; Connie BOLES (Harris GINSBERG) and children Jennifer and Drew and great-grandchildren Kate and Alex; Margie Boles GORDON (Al) and children Kristen and Nicholas; her step-son Cameron WATSON (Susanne,) step-grandchildren Nicole UUSITALO (David) and great-grand-daughter Chelsea UUSITALO, as well as Erika, Lisa and Jessica. Clare served in the Canadian Navy in World War 2 as a decoder and had a successful business career with William M. Mercer Ltd., assisting with their prominent world-wide operations. She was a deeply religious woman. Clare was an active member of the Ladies Golf Club for many years, was an accomplished bridge player and an avid reader. Despite having many health problems she remained active, full of sparkle and was loved and admired by her many Friends and extended family. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (just north of Queen Elizabeth Way). Funeral arrangements to be announced subsequently. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Covenant House, where Clare previously volunteered, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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McCLAFFERTY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-21 published
BROWN, Elinor (KERR)
On Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Longworth Longterm Care in London, Mrs. Elinor BROWN of London in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of George (Bill) BROWN for 65 years. Dear mother of Carolyn and her husband Don WEBSTER of Pickering. Proud grandmother of Shari and her husband Zaka KHOGYANI of Phoenix, Arizona and Blake WEBSTER of Toronto. Dear sister of Ruth McCLAFFERTY of London and Ken KERR of Courtenay, British Columbia. The family extends their thanks to the staff at Longworth Longterm Care who made Elinor's stay there very pleasant. Special thanks for the compassion shown during her final months. We would like to thank all the staff of Helping Hands Plus who provided additional care and support through the last several years, Elinor enjoyed the companionship you provided. At Elinor's request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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McCLAFFERTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-13 published
WATSON, Clare Alice McClafferty
(June 21, 1921-October 11, 2006)
Passed away suddenly at the Credit Valley Hospital. She was the beloved wife of George WATSON and loving family member to her sister Marion BOLES, brother James McCLAFFERTY (Rosemary) who predeceased Clare, and to other family members: Meghan COLE (Steve) and children Allison and Ryan; Kevin McCLAFFERTY and children Hanna and Kyle; John BOLES (Patti) and children Mark, Scott and Brent; Connie Boles GINSBERG (Harris) and children Jennifer and Drew and great grandchildren Kate and Alex; Margie Boles GORDON (Al) and children Kristen and Nicholas; her step-son Cameron WATSON (Susanne,) step grandchildren Nicole UUSITALO (David) and great grand-daughter Chelsea UUSITALO, as well as Erika, Lisa and Jessica. Clare served in the Canadian Navy in World War 2 as a decoder and had a successful business career with William M. Mercer Ltd., assisting with their prominent world-wide operations. She was a deeply religious woman. Clare was an active member of the Ladies Golf Club for many years, was an accomplished bridge player and an avid reader. Despite having many health problems she remained active, full of sparkle and was loved and admired by her many Friends and extended family. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (just north of Queen Elizabeth Way). Funeral arrangements to be announced subsequently. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Covenant House, where Clare previously volunteered, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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McLAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-20 published
JONES, Bernice Mae Sophia (née LONGDO)
Formerly of Kilbride. Peacefully at the Strathroy General Hospital on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Robert JONES for 58 years. Loving mother of Benica (Eldon) BARTON, Stephen JONES, Randy (Debbie) JONES and Judy (Wilson) CURTS. Survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Buck (Marg) LONGDO and Gwen (Angus) McLAIN. Predeceased by her brother Frank LONGDO. Friends may call at the Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Lowville United Church Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Strathroy General Hospital. Please sign Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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McLANDRESS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-18 published
SANGUINE, Betty Jean (née ROBINSON)
Of Elgin Manor on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, at her late residence, in her 82nd year. Loved mother of Mary Elizabeth LITTLE of Watford and the late infant son John SANGUINE. Dear sister of Margaret Elsie McLANDRESS of London. Loved grandmother of Jason, Josh and Jamie ANDREWS and Angie (Al) HAASE and Jeff GARROW and great grandmother of Violet, Eva and Hudson. Betty was born in St. Thomas on January 23, 1924, the daughter of the late Rhoda Marie (LUNN) and William Thomas ROBINSON. She worked over 16 years at the Memorial Hospital (Dietary Staff) and was a member of St. Andrews United Church, Seniors Club #37 and was a volunteer at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital a number of years. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 11: 30 a.m. Interment to follow in Saint Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the St. Andrews United Church.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-15 published
WRIGHT, Eldon
Eldon WRIGHT passed away at the Lee Manor Nursing Home, Owen Sound on Friday, February 24, 2006 in his 79th year. Formerly of Dundalk, he and his wife Adelene, were residents there for a few months, following a lengthy stay in Markdale hospital.
Born April 22, 1927 he was the youngest son of three to William and Emily (RICH) WRIGHT, South Line, Osprey. He remained living with his mother following the death of his father on December 29, October 5, 1957 he married Adelene MUIR who survives. They lived in the family home while his mother lived in a home built on the farm property. Later they moved to Dundalk on Main Street West and following the passing of his brother, Harry, moved to the residence on Victoria Street.
Surviving besides his wife are two sisters-in-law, Violet (WRIGHT) RAWLINGS of Maxwell and Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk; nieces and nephews on the WRIGHT side are Wayne WRIGHT and Sharon HARRISON. On the Muir side are Jim, Jack, Ron, Bob MUIR, Marion JOHNSON, Fred, Harvey, Jim LANGFORD and two nieces in the U.S.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Harry, October 1980 and his wife Audrey, May 1973, and brother Arthur, February 7, 1961.
The body rested at the McMillan Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk where the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, February 28 with spring interment in Maxwell Cemetery. Rev. Janet ERIKSEN of Dundalk United Church conducted the service, followed by refreshments and a social time in the church parlor.
Pallbearers were three nephews, Wayne WRIGHT, Jim MUIR, Fred LANGFORD and three cousins, Laverne GRUMMETT, MAC McLAREN and Doran PATTON. Flowerbearers were Sharon HARRISON and Debbie WRIGHT.
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McLAREN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-13 published
McLAREN, Elsie (MASON)
In loving memory of a Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Elsie who passed away September 13, 2000.
Gone are the days we used to share
But in our hearts you are always there
The gates of memory will never close
We miss you more than anyone knows
with tender love and deep regret
We who love you will never forget
Love you Mom.
Forever loved - Andy, Jane, Jewel, Max, Fred, Debbie, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.
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McLAREN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-01 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Blanche E. (née PATTERSON)
Peacefully at Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Sunday October 29, 2006 with her daughter by her side. Blanche (PATTERSON) at the age of 99, beloved wife of the late Wm. (Bill) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Loving mother of Carol and her husband Ernie HAWTON. Cherished Grandma of Wm. (Bill) HAWTON of Dundalk and Brian (Shelly DUNN) HAWTON of Portlaw. Dear Great-grandma to Bret DUNN, Rylan, Brock, Kyle, Brayden and Blake HAWTON. Predeceased by her parents Dave and Eva (HEARN) PATTERSON. Brothers and sisters-in-law Sandy, Donald, Jack, George and Marg STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Violet and Fred WHITE/WHYTE, Alice and George McLAREN and Annie and Hilton DICKSON/DIXON. Will be remembered by her nephews Ken McLAREN of Dundalk, Bill, Bruce, Greg, Harvey and nieces Gladys, Betty, Bev, Judy and Brenda. Predeceased by Blanche, Muriel, Wilbert, Mac, Delmar, Glenna, Bill and Floyd. Many relatives in Vulcan, Alberta. A private family service will be held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk, Ontario with immediate family burial at Shelburne.
We can't have the old days back
When we were all together
But secret tears and loving thoughts
Will be with us forever
We love you.
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McLAREN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-19 published
SAWYER, Kenneth Wayne
At his home in Southampton, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, September 17th, 2006, Kenneth SAWYER, at the age of 65 years. Husband of the former Janet HENDERSON. Father of Kent and his special friend Corina of Southampton, Deanna and her husband Mark PRENTICE of Barrie, and Lisa and her husband Robb GEE of London. He is also survived by his granddaughter Brianna. Brother of Dorothy and her husband Jack RILEY, Karen MATHESON, Linda McLAREN, RuthAnn and her husband John McCLINTON, Darlene and her husband Dennis NEILLY, June and her husband Doug CATTO, Bruce and his wife Sandi, and Douglas and his wife Jennifer. Brother-in-law of Marlene, Helen, Laura, and Joan and her husband Keith WEBB. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Alma (STADE) SAWYER, his brothers Tom, Jim, and Larry, nephew Mark, and brothers-in-law Jack MATHESON, and Bruce McLAREN. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. South, in Paisley from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Judy ZARUBICK officiating. Interment Purdy Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Grey Bruce Humane Society or the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-12 published
McLAREN, Jacqueline Mabel (née O'NEIL)
At the home of daughter Fara CHENETTE of Corbeil on Tuesday October 10th 2006 at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of 48 years to Donald McLAREN (pre-deceased.) Dear mother of Fara (Dale CHENETTE) of North Bay, Douglas (Gerri) of Owen Sound and Malcolm (friend Mona) of Conn, Ontario. She will be fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren Derek (Marilynn,) Jeff and Brad CHENETTE, Shara (Joe BYRNE), Tia, Kristofer, Nickolas, Lincoln and one great-grandchild Tyler CHENETTE. Pre-deceased by her father and mother (Dave and Gabriel O'NEIL) and father-in-law (Austin McLAREN.) Also fondly remembered by her mother-in-law (Eva McLAREN,) immediate family members brothers and sisters Dave (Monica) of B.C., Barry (Mary) of Manitoulin Island, Eileen (Bernard JACKSON) of Sudbury, Richard (pre-deceased,) Carol (Jim BAILEY) of B.C,, Michael (Lynn pre-deceased) of Kingston, John (Shirley) of Val Caron, Susan (Henry) of Etobicoke, Randy (pre-deceased) Irene of Sudbury, Stuart of Sudbury and brother-in-law Elwin (Doris) McLAREN of Sudbury. Jacquie was a member of the Barbara Cook School Of Ballet, Levack/Onaping and Temagami United Church Women and the Temagami Junior Choir. Jacquie was also a very active member of the Temagami Community Sport (figure skating, badminton, minor hockey and guiding). At her request, there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at a later date. Her family will gratefully acknowledge donations in lieu of flowers to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Jacquie. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillside Funeral Services, 362 Airport Rd. North Bay.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-15 published
McBEATH, Evelyn M. (HUNKIN)
Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Friday, January 13, 2006, Evelyn M. (HUNKIN) McBEATH, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Alex McBEATH (1989.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Ross and Donna McBEATH, of Kippen and Douglas and Joyce McBEATH, of Zurich. Cherished grandmother of Julie and Brian FALCONER, Gerry McBEATH, Janet and Brad WESTERHOUT, John and Jeannette McBEATH, Jason McBEATH and friend Tammy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Glenn McBEATH and Kelli and Jason REGIER and great-grandmother of Ashley, Amanda, Kendra and Kelsey FALCONER, Valerie and Kalvin WESTERHOUT, Alyssa, Victoria and Jessica McBEATH, Shawn McBEATH, Jack BRANTON and Samantha REGIER. Dear sister of Eleanor HENDRICK and Wilfred and Viola HUNKIN. Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Margaret (McLAREN) HUNKIN and two brothers-in-law Hugh HENDRICK and Stewart McBEATH. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street, Hensall, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Brucefield United Church. Reverend Marybeth WILSON and Pastor Elly VAN BERGEN officiating. Interment Baird's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Queensway Nursing Home Resident Fund or a charity of ones choice. (J.M. McBeath Funeral Home 236-4365) Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Evelyn McBEATH.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-08 published
GREEN, Wreatha (SHOLDICE)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, Wreatha (SHOLDICE) GREEN, of Van Dongen Sub., R.R.#2, Grand Bend, age 64. Beloved wife of Joseph "Joe" GREEN. Loved mother of Shane and Liza GREEN, Patty GREEN and companion Ben HEINE all of London. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Sharon and Jack McLAREN of London, Juanita and Ken HELMKA of Smiths Falls, Iris and Mel UKRAINYC of Alton, Kevin and Linda SHOLDICE of Listowel, Baden and Marion SHOLDICE of Appin, Betty and Doug FLETCHER of Exeter. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday afternoon and evening; where the Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to Sarnia-Lambton Victorian Order of Nurses, Cancer Society or Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-17 published
DOCKSEY- WILSON, Anita " Gene"
Died peacefully at Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006, after a short illness, in her 80th year. Lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Robyn DROLL and Mary Lou DOCKSEY of Sarasota, Florida, and by her husband Eric WILSON. Predeceased by her mother Agnes MARSHALL and by her first husband Reverend Canon Kingsley DOCKSEY. Also remembered by her aunt Jeanette McLAREN and grand_sons Scott and Jason, and great-grand_son Chad. Family and Friends are invited to attend a memorial service being conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North on Saturday, February 18th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Peter WICKERSON officiating. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the London Humane Society would be appreciated. A special thank you to the staff at Victoria Hospital for their compassionate care.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-17 published
McLAREN, Florence Mary (WILLS)
Age 82 a resident of Sumac Lodge passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site, Sarnia on Thursday, March 16, 2006. Predeceased by her dear husband Don McLAREN (2003,) her grand_son Stephen (1978) and her daughter-in-law Joan (1985). Dear mother of Joan BENOIT (Garry) and Larry McLAREN (Allison.) Loving grandmother of Susan (Jeff), Julie (Ryan) and David. Beloved great grandmother of Cassandra and Joshua. Mary will be remembered for her lovely backyard garden on Boler Road in Byron. Dementia and ill health separated Don and Mary a few years ago but it is now death which brings them together again in peace. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 4: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Cremation will take place. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon from 3: 00 p.m. until service time at 4:00 p.m. Sympathy through donations to Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Memories and condolences may be emailed to smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario (519) 542-5541.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-12 published
STRANGE, Nora (née DUCE)
In her 89th year, slipped away quietly on May 10th, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre. "Free from pain at last." Beloved wife for almost 62 years to Clair STRANGE of London. Dear mother to Ted STRANGE and his wife Marie of Toronto, Nancy STRANGE, Rick STRANGE and his partner Denice, and Lori McLAREN (née STRANGE) and her husband Peter all of London. Loving grandmother to Heather and her husband Stuart of Thunder Bay, Christopher, Amanda and Krystin all of London. "We will carry you in our hearts forever". A private family service is being planned. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated and can be made through Westview Funeral Chapel, 641-1793, www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-30 published
BROCHU, Carol Ann (née FREEMAN)
Suddenly and surrounded by family, at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Campus, on Wednesday, June 28th, 2006, Carol Ann BROCHU (née FREEMAN) of London passed away in her 71st year. Loving wife of Joseph. Beloved mother of Bruce TROUSDALE, Lorraine GIRARD and her husband Yvon, Margaret WINEGARDEN and her husband Dave, Sharon GROOT- McLAREN and her husband Roy, Leslie SCHERER and her husband Mark, Julie BROCHU and Matthew. Dear grandmother of Damian, Melissa, Randy, Ashley, D.J., Britney, Jamie, Haylee, Holly, Erik, Amanda and Benjamin. Sister of Dennis FREEMAN and his wife Susan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Colleen and her husband Leo, and brothers-in-law Ron and his wife Aline and Jimmy and his wife Marion. Predeceased by her parents Harvey and Catherine FREEMAN. Visitation will be held on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, North, London, where the funeral and committal services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 4th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Carol are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
STILES, Bernice (née TAPP)
Passed away at McCormick Home on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late George STILES (1976.) Loving mother of Judy (Stephen) McLAREN, Greg and Marty. Cherished grandmother of Barbra STILES and great-grandmother of McKenzie STILES. Dear sister of Gordie TAPP. A private family service was held on Friday, October 6, 2006 at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family of Bernice and McCormick Home invite you to a Celebration of Life on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 11 a.m., McCormick Home, 2022 Kains Rd, London, Ontario. In remembrance, donations to McCormick Home Foundation or Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
MacLAREN, Donna Marie (LECKIE)
Suddenly at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Saturday October 7, 2006. Donna Marie (LECKIE) MacLAREN of Point Clark in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Dickson CUMMINGS. Loving mother of Sean (Cathy) MacLAREN, Sheri MacLAREN all of Calgary, Shannon (Paul) CLARK of R.R.#1 Buckhorn, and stepmother of Stacey CUMMINGS of Goderich. Loving grandmother of Maxwell MacLAREN, Nathan BISSETT, Preston and Patrick CLARK. By Donna's request cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and Friends will be held at Point Clark Community Centre (Lake Range Drive) on Saturday October 21, 2006 from 2-5 p.m. Donations to the Humane Society gratefully acknowledged and can be made through McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich 519-524-7345.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
TIEMAN, Russel Merner
Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, Monday, October 16, 2006, Russel Merner TIEMAN, age 80, formerly of Exeter. Beloved husband of Doreen (SCHILBE) TIEMAN. Loved father of Barry and Diane TIEMAN of Exeter, Randy "Puts" and Liane TIEMAN of Williamstown. Loving poppy of Carli and Jeff McLAREN of Exeter, Brad and Jaime TIEMAN of Port Elgin, Gabi, Jesse, Dennis and Harry TIEMAN of Williamstown. Loving great-grandpa of Drew McLAREN and Tyler TIEMAN. Also loved and remembered by his extended grandchildren, Darryl and Laurie HARTMAN, Brent HARTMAN and fiancée Paige and Vicki HARTMAN. Dear brother-in-law of Shirley TIEMAN of Grand Bend, Marie TIEMAN of Exeter, Hubert and Marge SCHILBE of Zurich and John TEEVINS of Grand Bend. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brothers George and Charlie, sister-in-law Sheila TEEVINS, parents Addison and Luella (MERNER) TIEMAN. Resting at T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the Funeral Service will be held Thursday October 19, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. The Rev. John E. TREMBULAK, III officiating. Cremation with interment Calvary United Church Cemetery, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. Russel was a butcher by trade, starting his career with his family and continued with the Darling Food Market in Exeter and Lucan until his retirement in 1990. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
BOOS, Donald F. " Don"
A resident of Port Glasgow, Donald BOOS passed away at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Sunday, November 12, 2006 at the age of 78. Born in Sandwich South Township, son of the late Joseph and Minnie (RIDSDALE) BOOS. Beloved husband of Ruth (ANDERSON) BOOS for 52 years. Dear father of Lynda PANDUR and her husband Craig of London, and Donna McLAREN and her husband Jack of LaSalle. Grandfather of Aaron PANDUR and Erik McLAREN. Brother of Pearl SWEET of Essex, Ona and Ivan REEB of Essex, and the late Joseph BOOS, Bernard BOOS, Violet BOOS, Mary TONG, and Rosemarie BILLING. Son-in-law of Mrs. Helen ANDERSON of Port Glasgow and her late husband William. Brother-in-law of Carson and Glenny ANDERSON of R.R.#1 Muirkirk, Allan and Barbara ANDERSON of R.R.#2 Muirkirk, and Jean BOOS of Essex. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Donald retired after 30 years of service as a Police Officer with the London Police Services. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with The Rev. Stephen DEMITROFF officiating. Interment in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Howard Township. Donations by cheque to the Church of the Redeemer (Anglican), Four Counties Health Services Foundation, or the Canadian Diabetes Association (London Branch) would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-18 published
ANDERSON, Helen Mary (née INGRAM)
A resident of Port Glasgow, Helen Mary ANDERSON passed away at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, November 17, 2006 at the age of 92. Daughter of the late John and Minnie INGRAM. Beloved wife of the late William ANDERSON (1988.) Loving mother of Ruth BOOS of Port Glasgow, Carson and Glenny ANDERSON of R.R.#1 Muirkirk and Allan and Barbara ANDERSON of R.R.#2 Muirkirk. Grandmother of Doctor William and Patricia ANDERSON, John ANDERSON and friend Urs, Jamie and Denise ANDERSON, Lynda and Craig PANDUR, Beverley ANDERSON and friend Bernie and Donna and Jack McLAREN. Survived by several great-grandchildren. Dear aunt of John and Eva INGRAM, Dick and Ann INGRAM, Bob and Janice INGRAM, Ruth Ann and Bill KEENAN and Janice and Brian VOWELS. Survived by several great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son William ANDERSON (1993) and her brother John (Jack) INGRAM (1988.) The ANDERSON family will receive family and Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. E. Ridgetown on Sunday, November 19, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with The Rev. Stephen DEMITROFF officiating. Interment in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Howard Township. Donations by cheque to the Church of the Redeemer (Anglican), Four Counties Health Services Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-10-18 published
CAMERON, Douglas George
(Veteran World War 2 - South Alberta Regiment - 29th Armoured Reconnaissance)
Passed away suddenly yet peacefully on Tuesday October 10, 2006 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 83rd year. Doug of Stayner, formerly of Aurora, loving husband of the late Jean CARLISLE (1990) and Dorethy HURMAN. Dear father of Wayne and his wife Lesley of Barrie. Cherished step-father of Mary-Ellen HURMAN and her husband James McLAREN. Dearly missed by grandchildren Gillian and Andrew McLAREN. Survived by his brother Ted of Bradford. A veteran of D-Day, Doug's passion was music. He played in an orchestra band, regimental band and a big band while serving abroad. He played many instruments but was at home behind his drum kit. Doug was a life member of Northern Light and Rising Sun Masonic Lodges. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service was held at Centennial United Church, 234 Oak Street, Stayner on Tuesday October 17, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 457, Stayner or the Shriner's Hospitals would be appreciated by Doug's family. For further information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to: www.generations.on.ca
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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-15 published
Margaret GIBSON, Writer: (1948-2006)
Author of Opium Dreams and The Butterfly Ward produced works of singular vision, writes Sandra MARTIN. It was an intense and brilliant output that was too often sidelined by the march of mental illness
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
There were many Margaret GIBSONs and all of them were complicated. She was like a prism that could shimmer with refracted brilliance one moment and then fracture into dangerous shards the next. As a writer, she was like a foreign correspondent reporting from the front lines of insanity, taking readers places where most of us have never been in collections of stories such as The Butterfly Ward and Sweet Poison, screenplays such as Outrageous, Ada and For the Love of Aaron and in her only published novel, Opium Dreams, which won the Chapters/Books in Canada first-novel award in 1997.
Although she self-diagnosed as autistic after she read Donna Williams's memoir, Nobody Nowhere, Ms. GIBSON was probably a paranoid schizophrenic. In one of her "good" periods in the early 1990s she described what it felt like to have a mental illness. "It is not so much that madness… is a muddied eyehole, but rather it is seeing things too sharply, clearer than clear, a light that fills up your eyeholes and is, in the end, blinding with its visions."
Ms. GIBSON worked with some top literary editors, including Ellen SELIGMAN at McClelland and Stewart, Phyllis BRUCE at Harper Collins and Barry CALLAGHAN of Exile Editions. "All writers write out of their experiences, but this was like an open vein," said Mr. CALLAGHAN. "If ever a writer in this country hit on the terrors that seem to strike at women who are defenceless and vulnerable," it was Ms. GIBSON. " She was frightening in her presence and she was frightening in her work because she was really in touch with the madness that was loose inside herself" and by extension, in "metropolitan life." "Losing the words" to describe her terrors was often a signal that her illness was on the march again. And that made knowing Ms. GIBSON a desperate struggle to keep her afloat without being sucked into the whirlpool that was her life. As her loyal friend, Shirley FLAVELLE, said: "She was a 24/7 girl. You could only live with her when you were young."
Margaret Louise GIBSON was the second of five children of Bell Telephone engineer Dane GIBSON and his wife Audrey (neé McCULLOUGH.) She grew up on a small rural property on what was then the eastern edge of Scarborough, Ontario, on land her father, an air force tail gunner in the Second World War, had been able to buy with a veteran's grant. Her older sister Dana was bright, gregarious and an excellent student. Her twin sisters, Lenore and Deirdre, were a younger playful unit. Margaret, or Margie as her family called her, was the solitary dreamy one.
"We were a typical Canadian family except that there was one daughter who was always ill, her whole life," said Deirdre GIBSON, a planner. Margaret GIBSON herself once said that "colours hurt" when she was a child. "A leaf was a kaleidoscope," she said. "Starting kindergarten damn near killed me. But I was never lonely I'm a one-piece band." Puberty is difficult for most adolescents but for Ms. GIBSON it was catastrophic. Always withdrawn, she started slashing her arms and eventually attempted suicide. She spent about a year at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario, experiences that she would later use as a trigger for her fiction. After she was released, her parents sold the beloved family property and moved to a housing development so she could start "over again" in a fresh environment.
The new school was even more disaffecting than the old one, but Margaret did make Friends with two alienated classmates, Shirley FLAVELLE and Craig Russell EADIE. He later became well known as the female impersonator, Craig RUSSELL. A bisexual, he was addicted to drug and drinks and died of an Aids-related stroke in 1990.
In September of 1971, Ms. GIBSON married Stuart GILBOORD, a young man she had met briefly six years earlier through her father. "She was damn interesting to talk with," Mr. GILBOORD said, adding that she was an attractive woman who wore heavy makeup as a defence against the world. Their son Aaron was born on November 22, 1972.
At the time, Ms. GIBSON's psychiatrist was encouraging her to write as therapy. "I would come home from work and we would talk for three or four hours about her writing," said Mr. GILBOORD. Her concentration was all-consuming and obsessive and she used phrases that were brilliant, but the process was "draining."
Mr. GILBOORD took some of his wife's stories to a script supervisor he knew at TVOntario. She showed them to Michael MacKLEM of Oberon Press in Ottawa. Ms. GIBSON's stories subsequently appeared in Oberon's annual Best Canadian Stories anthologies and in a solo collection, The Butterfly Ward, under her married name, Margaret Gibson GILBOORD. (She and Mr. GILBOORD, who now works for a call centre, divorced when their son was a toddler.)
Reviews were exultant. William FRENCH, then literary editor of The Globe and Mail, described her as a "writer of burning intensity and rare vision, an accomplished explorer of hidden caves of the mind." This debut shared the City of Toronto Book Award in 1977 with Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle.
Meanwhile, Ms. GIBSON's story Making It (from The Butterfly Ward) about her Friendship with Craig RUSSELL was made into the low-budget film Outrageous. Starring Mr. RUSSELL as himself and Hollis McLAREN as Ms. GIBSON, it was the hit of the 1977 Toronto film festival.
Former Chatelaine editor Rona Maynard was a young writer at Flare magazine at the time. Intrigued by both Ms. GIBSON and The Butterfly Ward, she began writing a profile of the "hot" writer. "She had a deep Lauren Bacall voice, kohl-rimmed eyes, an air of world-weary glamour," smoked long black cigarettes in a holder and "had a burning passion for language unlike anything I have ever seen," said Ms. Maynard.
The two women became Friends, but when the profile was about to be published, Ms. GIBSON had her lawyer send a threatening letter to the magazine, and "so she dropped out of my life." At the time, Ms. GIBSON was also immersed in a bitter custody battle with her former husband. She turned some of that experience into Sweet Poison, a collection of stories published by Phyllis Bruce at HarperCollins. Another story was turned into the television movie, For the Love of Aaron.
Mr. GILBOORD provides a convincing anti-story to Ms. GIBSON's claims of abuse, saying that he and his father-in-law were in constant communication with each other and with child-welfare officials trying to protect Aaron and manage Ms. GIBSON's erratic behaviour.
"She tried the best she could to raise me," said Aaron GILBOORD, who is now 33 and living with his wife and three sons in Manitoba, where he works as a juvenile counsellor with young offenders. He left home when he was 16, but remained in touch with his mother and his father. Ms. GIBSON wrote a poem about her son, when he was 5, saying in part, "and to phone the doctor when I a.m. crazed and always you bring my pill bottles/offering them up with renewed hope each time." The poem appeared in Aurora: New Canadian Writing, edited by Morris Wolfe. By the late 1980s, Ms. GIBSON was living in a subsidized unit in a housing co-op. That's how she met her second husband, Juris RASA, an architectural draughtsman who was living in the same development. Apparently, she showed up at his door one day to ask for bandages because her fingers were bleeding from banging on the keys on her typewriter. Eventually, they moved in together and married. He helped her learn to use a computer and to make the transition from short stories to the longer form of the novel.
Her literary Friends, including the late Timothy Findlay and his partner, screenwriter William Whitehead, and journalist June Callwood helped her get grants to support her writing and introduced her to agent Dean Cooke, who agreed to represent her in the early 1990s. He believes that Mr. RASA made it possible for her to write Opium Dreams, the novel that Ellen Seligman published at McClelland and Stewart.
"I was always amazed by her stamina and staying power because I anticipated the editing of the book would be hard for her," said Ms. Seligman, who came to treasure their long conversations on the telephone. "I think writing sustained her, more so than any other form of nourishment."
The novel was a literary success, but Ms. GIBSON was sinking again into mental illness. She and Mr. RASA separated in the late 1990s after she repeatedly accused him of trying to murder her. He died about a year ago. Ms. Maynard had reconnected with Ms. GIBSON in the mid 1990s during one of her many episodes of instability and formed an unofficial support group with Mr. Cooke, Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Callwood. "She was getting farther and farther away from reality," said Ms. Maynard.
About four years ago, Ms. GIBSON was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. She was seeing an oncologist, but stopped chemotherapy, probably because she was afraid of the side effects of her complex combination of medications.
Margaret Louise GIBSON was born in Scarborough, Ontario, on June 4, 1948. She died of metastasized breast cancer in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on February 25, 2006. She was 57. She is survived by her son Aaron, his wife Jennifer LAMBERT, their sons Logan, Drew and Ayden, and her three sisters Dana, Lenore and Deirdre and their families.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-03 published
BOYCE, Mary Elizabeth " Bette" (née CLARK)
Passed away April 30, 2006 at the extended care unit of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Bette was born Oct. 12, 1921 in Toronto, Ontario to George Alvin and Marguerite (McLAREN) CLARK, and is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Keith, and daughters Marylee FUCHS (Jim) and Dianne BOYCE (Peter SPEARMAN.) She will be greatly missed by all her family, including grandchildren Erika and Kristen SPEARMAN, Jason, Felecia, Jesse and Megan FUCHS, and newly arrived great-granddaughter Heidi Elizabeth, and in-laws Alan and Doreen SPEARMAN. Bette was so proud of them all and loved them dearly. Bette graduated in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto in June 1942 and was employed by the Workmen's Compensation Board of Ontario, later joining the teaching staff at U of T. Keith returned from the Army serving overseas in January 1946 and they were married on Sept 14, 1946. Corporate life took them from Toronto to Montreal to Ottawa. A retirement home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida made for many delightful years, until the West Coast beckoned in 1993. Bette loved raising her family, volunteering in her church and community, entertaining, and crafts of every kind. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 7 at 2: 00 p.m. in the Chapel of First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, British Columbia with a reception to follow at the home of Dianne and Peter SPEARMAN, 965 Abbey Rd, Victoria. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com Special thanks to the nursing staff at V.G.H. and Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care and Doctor Bill Shoichet for their wonderful care of Bette. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-17 published
SUNDSTROM, Harold Edward " Sonny or Hal," B.Arch, M.R.A.I.C. (retired)
Quietly at home, on June 16, 2006, in his 87th year, while watching the U.S. Open. Beloved husband and life partner of the late Margery Howe SUNDSTROM. Dear brother of Ruth Sundstrom CANDY. Dearest father of Robin SUNDSTROM, Laurel HIGGON, Martha LYNCH, and Penny McLAREN, and cherished father-in-law of Daniel MOTHERSILL, David HIGGON, Barry LYNCH, and Murray McLAREN. Loving grandfather of Barton and Victoria MOTHERSILL, Julia and Stuart LYNCH, and Lindsay McLAREN. Dearest "Uncle Sonny" of Pat JERRED and Susan FREEMAN. Hal was a student at Vaughan Road Collegiate, and a proud old boy of Upper Canada College. Following service in Iceland with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Sonny entered University of Toronto and was a member of the first graduating class of U of T's School of Architecture. He loved buildings and boats, drawing and debate, jazz and playing piano, golf and the cryptic crossword. He was known to all his children's Friends for sleeping in the living room and tap dancing in the kitchen, and was waiting for Carnegie Hall to call about his debut. Hal was a life member of the National Yacht Club, and a founding member of the Group of Twenty and Studio 67. Hal will be deeply missed by family and Friends. His sense of humour and love of a good pun live on in his children and grandchildren. Visitation at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 lights west of Yonge St.), Monday, June 19, 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service at Morley Bedford, Tuesday, June 20, 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-11 published
Kenneth McILWRAITH, Officer and Diplomat (1917-2006)
The quiet ambassador had some remarkable wartime adventures -- patrolling Palestine on horseback and being taken prisoner by the French Foreign Legion, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
A very private, modest person, Kenneth McILWRAITH disliked talking about himself almost as much as he loved playing golf after he retired from the diplomatic service. Nevertheless, he had some extraordinary adventures in his long life.
Although Canadian born, he served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, one of the last British cavalry regiments to still use horses at the beginning of the Second World War. He was captured by the French Foreign Legion in the Syrian desert in 1941 and held for two months as a prisoner-of-war of Vichy France.
After the war he had a lengthy career as a diplomat and ultimately became Canadian ambassador to Norway and Iceland. "He was a man of infinite courtesy and patience and he helped train his juniors in a methodical and systematic way that was quite rare among senior officers and heads of missions," said Roy MacLAREN, a former High Commissioner to London and one of Mr. McILWRAITH's juniors at External Affairs. "The juniors in the department greatly admired him. He would take any amount of time helping to train us and showing us by example how to conduct ourselves," said Mr. MacLAREN. "He was a very fine person."
Kenneth Douglas McILWRAITH was the younger son of William Norman McILWRAITH and his wife Ruby (née SOMERVILLE.) His father, who had left school at 16, was hired as a clerk by George Herbert WOOD and James Henry GUNDY as one of their first two employees on the day they opened their investment firm in 1905. Mr. McILWRAITH became such an adept and valued investment analyst that five years later, when he was 30, the founders asked him to open the London office of Wood Gundy (which is now part of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce).
Although a decidedly anglophile couple, the McILWRAITHs returned to Canada every summer to their cottage on Centre Island in Lake Ontario across the harbour from Toronto, and deliberately came back to Canada in the penultimate year of the First World War so that their second son, Kenneth, could (like his elder brother William) be born on Canadian soil. As well, Mr. McILWRAITH "did not trust the quality of British medical treatment," said his grand_son Bill McILWRAITH in a e-mail from Thailand where he owns a small resort.
Ken was sent to board at Boxgrove preparatory school in Guildford, Surrey, from the age of 8. At 13, he went to Rugby School, near Coventry in Warwickshire, the same school that the soldier-poet Rupert Brooke had attended, and then went up to Cambridge where he studied English literature at Clare College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1939 and a master's the following year.
Mr. McILWRAITH joined the British Army as a second lieutenant and served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, a regiment that can trace its lineage back to 1794. At the time Mr. McILWRAITH enlisted, the regiment (which had been given the honorific Royal in 1831 and designated the Prince of Wales's Own in 1863 in tribute to the future King Edward VII) was still a cavalry unit, a tradition that must have appealed to the horse-loving Mr. McILWRAITH. He, along with his batman, served in Palestine, riding his own two horses (which he had shipped by train and boat from England) on patrols. It was only at the end of 1941, two years into the war, that the regiment was mechanized, following its transfer to the Royal Armoured Corps.
While serving as a regimental liaison officer in the Syrian desert, Mr. McILWRAITH and his batman were captured south of Palmyra on June 2, 1941, by a French patrol (of Arab soldiers with French officers, as he later explained in a letter to his parents). As France had fallen to the Germans the year before and established the Vichy collaborationist government, the French and the British were technically at war.
Mr. McILWRAITH was taken to the local commandant, a captain in the French Foreign Legion. After a noisy exchange, the commandant sent his prisoner on his first flight by "aeroplane" to Homs, about 145 kilometres west of Palmyra. "The plane was a very ancient affair (four-seater biplane), the air currents over the desert were particularly active, and the pilot and navigator were more concerned with some bottles of wine they had brought with them than with the smooth progress of their flying chicken-crate," he wrote to his parents in September, 1941.
Lieutenant McILWRAITH was transported along with other captured British officers to Alefsis on the outskirts of Athens. That's where he saw the Germans for the first time. "The Jerries paid no attention to us other than to glance with a certain bovine curiosity at the rather motley looking party of British officers. It was obvious, however, that the French depended on German authorization for every move they made," he wrote.
Another "hair-raising" flight later, the prisoners reached Salonika, where they were kept in filthy conditions in a warehouse for five days and then interned for two weeks in the hold of a French passenger ship in the harbour. After the Saint Jean d'Acre Armistice was signed on July 14 between British forces in the Middle East and Vichy France forces in Syria under General Henri Dentz, he should have been returned to the British. The prisoners were shown the armistice and allowed to read the clause demanding their immediate return to the British, but they were still loaded on a train and sent across enemy-occupied Europe and through Germany to Toulon, France -- all the time in ghastly conditions, without adequate food or water.
In Toulon, he and the other officers were finally released under the terms of the armistice and sent back to Beirut on a French ship that sailed through the Mediterranean, enjoying considerably better conditions than he had endured on his outward journey. He arrived in Cairo on August 19, a little more than two months after his capture and after 10 days leave, returned to the fighting.
The Royal Wiltshire was the first British tank regiment to engage the German (and Italian) forces under General Erwin Rommel at the crucial battle of El Alamein in North Africa in 1942. Mr. McILWRAITH missed the fighting because he was ill with jaundice and desert sores, (a virulent form of impetigo that was exacerbated by sand, heat and the confined quarters in tanks). The sergeant who took his place was killed almost immediately, according to Mr. McILWRAITH's daughter Mary.
He later served in Norway and was demobilized with the rank of captain in 1946. Although he survived the war, many of his school Friends and army colleagues were killed and he suffered from horrible nightmares about the horrors he had witnessed. His daughter, Mary McILWRAITH, can still remember him shouting in his sleep and waking everybody up. As a result they rarely talked about their father's war experience.
When peace came, his father wanted him to join Wood Gundy, but he resisted and opted instead to study Canadian history at the University of Toronto for a year with a view to joining External Affairs (now Foreign Affairs and International Trade), which he did on September 1, 1948, after successfully writing the entrance examinations. As a student, Mr. McILWRAITH lived in a boarding house on Lonsdale Road. That's where he met Ruth (née KEOGH) RICHARDSON, a widow one year his senior and the mother of two little girls, Deirdre and Darragh. Her husband Pat had fought with the Canadian forces and been killed in Holland near the end of the War.
Although of different religions -- Mr. McILWRAITH was Protestant and Mrs. RICHARDSON was Irish Catholic -- they married in 1951 just before he received his first foreign posting to Geneva. During their three years in Switzerland, the McILWRAITHs' daughter Mary was born. The family returned to Canada and lived in Ottawa where Mr. McILWRAITH was a member of the inspection service, charged with travelling the globe to observe and report back on conditions in Canadian embassies and diplomatic missions. The McILWRAITH's final child, Sheila, was born in Ottawa just before their next posting to Tokyo in 1958. They travelled by ship, as Mrs. McILWRAITH disliked flying, a trip that her daughter Mary still remembers as the height of luxury and glamour. After a three-year stint, the family went back again to Ottawa where Mr. McILWRAITH was head of personnel for External Affairs.
In 1964, the fluently bilingual Mr. McILWRAITH was posted to Paris at the height of the first wave of Front de Liberation du Québec violence in Quebec and during a troubled diplomatic period between French president Charles de Gaulle and the Canadian government. While working in the embassy he took some pleasure in recounting to his colleagues how an earlier French administration had held him as a prisoner-of-war, according to his old friend and colleague Peter Towe, former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. McILWRAITH's final posting was to Oslo where he served as ambassador to Norway and Iceland from 1972 until 1976.
He took early retirement at 60 and continued to live in Ottawa where he enjoyed playing golf, meeting with old Friends from External and reading. He and his wife separated in 1990 and she returned to Toronto where she died in 2004.
Mr. McILWRAITH, who continued to live in Ottawa in the family home with his step-daughter Darragh, was in good health, surviving prostate cancer and melanoma, until the cancer metastasized to his urinary tract. He died shortly after receiving the diagnosis and having refused treatment.
Kenneth Douglas McILWRAITH was born in Toronto on May 25, 1917. He died in Ottawa on September 11, 2006. He was 89. He is survived by his four daughters, three grandchildren and his extended family.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-18 published
GENOE, Sheila Eileen (née GARVEY)
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care on Saturday December 16, 2006 in her 62nd year. Beloved wife of Murray GENOE. Loving mother of Cassie and husband James TURNBULL, Trish and husband Chris McLAREN, and Becky and Chris BECKETT. Dear grandmother of Sarah and Ryan. Dear sister of Joanne GARVEY and husband Glenn SCARROW, Michael GARVEY and wife Elaine and Rosemary and husband Peter SWEENEY. Pre-deceased by her parents Fergus and Frances GARVEY. Visitation at Duffus Funeral Home, Peterborough (705-745-4612) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass in St. Alphonsus Church on Wednesday December 20, 2006. Interment St. Luke's Cemetery, Downeyville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Telecare Peterborough would be appreciated by the family.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-20 published
DYER, Evelyn (née McLAREN) (1929-2006)
Died peacefully, at the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia, on Thursday, January 19, 2006. Much loved wife of Fred DYER of Bracebridge. Loving mother of Debbie LIVINGSTON of Huntsville, Patty DYER (Ernest TUCKER) of Toronto, and Fred DYER (Kari EMOND) of Toronto. Proud grandmother of Jamie, Erin, and Katy. Sister of Mildred JANE, Lynn CHARTERS, and Verla THORNE. Friends will be received at Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel," 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge (877-806-2257), on Friday, January 20, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 Mary Street, Bracebridge, on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, memorial gifts to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario, 393 University Ave., Suite 1700, Toronto M5G 1E6 or the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-01 published
STONE, Florence Annie
(Retired from the Toronto Board of Education)
Passed away peacefully at the Leacock Care Centre, Orillia, on Monday, January 30, 2006, in her 101st year. Florence STONE, of Orillia, dear aunt of Barbara (Doug) JOHNSTON, Dorothy (Allan) STRIPP, Robert (Anne) STONE, John (Judy) STONE, and Tom STONE. Florence is predeceased by her brothers Roy and Harvey STONE, and sisters Archena McLAREN, Dora STONE and Lorna STONE. Family and Friends will be received at the L. Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia, (705) 326-3595 on Saturday, February 4th, 2006 from 11 o'clock until the time of funeral service in the chapel at 1 o'clock. Spring interment to take place at Creemore Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society or the Covenant House would be appreciated. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com

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