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BIDDELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-31 published
Overachiever was devoted to volunteerism, family
By Amanda ROBINSON, Free Press Reporter, Sun., December 31, 2006
Ken LEMON was a London accountant with a Midas touch -- and not just at his job.
A longtime volunteer, he also put his talents to work to help many causes -- from the Young Men's Christian Association to his church and London bids to hold the Commonwealth Games.
Effortlessly, it seemed, he excelled in school, business and life.
The "ultimate professional" and father of three, he died September 25. He was 89.
"Ken could do anything he put his mind to," said his friend, Jack BIDDELL, of LEMON's ability to balance his extensive community involvement with his family life.
As a boy, LEMON's family had little money and the benefits he received from services such as the Young Men's Christian Association fueled his love of volunteerism.
He operated fundraising campaigns, chaired organizations and created foundations.
Still, he maintained a strong relationship with his family -- his late wife Honor, sons Rick and Peter LEMON and daughter Ann BRIGGS, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
"He never missed anything… he would come from wherever he was to attend stuff," Peter LEMON said.
LEMON was born October 1, 1916, in Orillia.
BIDDELL said LEMON was an "overachiever" and didn't have to work hard for good grades in school. LEMON received two national scholarships, paying his tuition to attend a Canadian university.
He turned them down, accepting an apprenticeship with the Toronto accounting firm Clarkson, Gordon and Co.
"It was what he planned to do all along," said BIDDELL.
In 1948, LEMON was sent with 10 employees -- and a handful of clients -- to co-partner the company's London branch.
Keith BAUMAN/BOWMAN, a 10-year employee until 1978, believes the firm succeeded because LEMON encouraged a team atmosphere and cared about his employees.
"People had such respect for him that you wanted to do a good job and not let him down," he said.
LEMON's son said after his dad retired in 1982, he continued to do income tax returns for people without charge.
"He enjoyed doing financial activities, it was his hobby," he said. Today, "selfishness is a popular characteristic, but… he always thought of himself last."

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BIDINOSTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-09 published
WEBER, Doctor Robert Kirkland " Kirk"
(June 22, 1934-November 7, 2006)
Died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 47 years, Joan Adele (née GODFREY,) son Kirk (Jill,) daughter Deanne (Greg BIDINOSTI,) and his adoring granddaughters Hannah, Emily and Sarah. Also survived by his sister Mary, brothers-in-law Doctor Peter VLAD, Doctor John McAFEE and Carl STYLES and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Joan McAFEE, Arliss VLAD, parents Doctor Cliff WEBER and Jessie (née KIRKLAND) of Windsor, Ontario. Private Family Service following cremation. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 25, 2006 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), with a gathering one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416.221.1159

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BIDLAKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-26 published
MacKAY, Norma Grace (née BIDLAKE)
Peacefully, on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Yorkview Lifecare Centre. Loving and devoted mother of Sherri and Howard DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Susanne and Bob EASTWOOD, Luz and Emmanuel PADUA. Wife of the late William MacKAY, beloved husband of 53 years. Predeceased by sister Margaret and parents Arthur and Grace BIDLAKE. Much loved grandmother of Stephanie, Katy, Jeannette, Amy, Rebecca, Sebastian, Lorilee and Lemuel. Beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Monday, March 27, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral service at the R.S. Kane Chapel at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 28. Reception to follow. Cremation and interment will be private. Memorial service to be held at a later date at Yorkview Lifecare Centre, to whose staff the family extends their heartfelt appreciation for their many years of loving care. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society or The Salvation Army.

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BIDUKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-03 published
WATSON, Margaret Elizabeth (née HUESTON) (1914-2006)
Died peacefully on Sunday April 30, 2006 at Toronto East General Hospital. The daughter of Henry and Edith HUESTON, she was born February 19, 1914 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where her father published the Herald. She moved with her family in 1921 to Sarnia, Ontario where he published the Sarnia Observer until selling it and several others to Roy Thomson in 1944. She was graduated from Havergal College in the early 1930s and took further training at Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. She married Neal M. WATSON in 1945 after he was repatriated from a German Prisoner of War Camp in a health related exchange before the end of the war. He had been captured in the Dieppe Raid of August 19, 1942. He worked in the accounting department of Imperial Oil Limited in Sarnia, Toronto and New York City. He died in 1987. She is survived by her brother Arthur HUESTON of Aylmer, Ontario and his children Jane HUESTON, John HUESTON and Joan HUESTON; brother Edward HUESTON of London, Ontario and his children Connie HUESTON and Heather BIDUKE; and nephew Harry NEALE and neice Patricia CURRIE. She was predeceased by her brother Bill in 1969. A family graveside memorial service will be held in Sarnia.

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BIDWELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-30 published
SYMON, Margaret Alice " Lallie" (BIDWELL)
Peacefully with her family by her side at the Golden Years Nursing Home in Cambridge Monday afternoon March 27, 2006. The former Lallie BIDWELL of Waterloo formerly of Wiarton in her 95th year. Lallie's heart was always at her cottage in Howdenvale. Beloved wife of the late Douglas SYMON. Loving mother of Margaret and her husband John LEIHER of Kitchener, Jim and his wife Marie of Tara, Forbes and his wife Patricia of Wiarton, Eileen and her husband Vittorio POLSONI of Aurora and Mary and her husband Robert FORRESTER of Waterloo. Loving Nan to her fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday afternoon from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Wiarton Saturday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Federation of Ontario Naturalists would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Lallie by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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BIDWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
SYMON, Margaret Alice " Lallie" (BIDWELL)
Peacefully with her family by her side at the Golden Years Nursing Home in Cambridge Monday afternoon March 27, 2006. The former Lallie BIDWELL of Waterloo formerly of Wiarton in her 95th year. Lallie's heart was always at her cottage in Howdenvale. Beloved wife of the late Douglas SYMON. Loving mother of Margaret and her husband John LEIHER of Kitchener, Jim and his wife Marie of Tara, Forbes and his wife Patricia of Wiarton, Eileen and her husband Vittorio POLSONI of Aurora and Mary and her husband Robert FORRESTER of Waterloo. Loving Nan to her fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Wiarton Saturday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Federation of Ontario Naturalists would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Lallie by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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BIDWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-24 published
WILLIAMS, Ruth Eileen (née BIDWELL)
Peacefully, at Leisureworld Muskoka Nursing Home in Gravenhurst on Friday, April 21, 2006. Ruth Eileen WILLIAMS (née BIDWELL,) beloved wife of the late Lloyd Webster WILLIAMS. Dear sister to Jean Evelyn PURDY and Norma Marie DOHERTY, both of Gravenhurst. Predeceased by her brother Reginald BIDWELL. Loving aunt to Janet KENNEDY, Ronald DOHERTY, Ross PURDY and Tom WILLIAMS. The family will receive Friends at the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home in Gravenhurst on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 from 1 p.m., until the time of Chapel Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Gravenhurst. In memory donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, 315 Muskoka Road North, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G4 would be appreciated by the family.

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