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CKLC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
FRENCH, Terence D'Arcy "Terry" C.V.S.M., E.M., C.D.s, C.L.J., B.A.
Ham License VE3OB Co-Founder of Radio Station CKLC in Kingston Proud Veteran of World War 2 Life Member of Mindes Lodge, No. 253 The Ancient Saint_John's Masonic Lodge, No. 3
Entered into rest peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, after a brief illness, Terry FRENCH, in his 85th year. Loving husband of the late Muriel 'Bessie' CATTO and by a previous marriage to Marion LEWIS. Dear father of John and his wife Diane of Markham, Kathy FRENCH and her husband Roger FONTAINE of Winnipeg, Barbara PARKS and her husband Ken of Bloomfield, Liz of Kingston, and step-daughter Dimitra Joan. Much loved grandpa of Daniel, Lauren and Benjamin PARKS and step-grandpa of Richard and Natasha. Also survived by his nieces and nephews Cherrie GILLILANT (Don,) Jack FRENCH (Marie,) Pat TAILOR/TAYLOR (John) and Michael HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (Doris) as well as his great nieces and nephews. And last but not least, his beloved and faithful dog, Mindy. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard) Kingston, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of the Ancient Saint_John's Lodge, No. 3, are requested to assemble at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m. for a masonic service. All sister lodges are respectfully invited to attend. Funeral Monday, April 3, 2006 for service at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, (130 Clergy Street) in Kingston, at 1: 30 p.m., The Reverend Lincoln BRYANT officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Kingston Hospitals Joint Advancement Foundation (Kingston General Hospital Foundation) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Donations by cheque only please). James Reid Cataraqui Chapel Kingston (613) 544-3411 www.jamesreidfuneralhomme

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CKLC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
FRENCH, Terence D'Arcy "Terry" C.V.S.M., E.M., C.D.s, C.L.J., B.A.
Ham License VE3OB Co-Founder of Radio Station CKLC in Kingston Proud Veteran of World War 2 Life Member of Mindes Lodge, No. 253 The Ancient Saint_John's Masonic Lodge, No. 3
Entered into rest peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, after a brief illness, Terry FRENCH, in his 85th year. Loving husband of the late Muriel 'Bessie' CATTO and by a previous marriage to Marion LEWIS. Dear father of John and his wife Diane of Markham, Kathy FRENCH and her husband Roger FONTAINE of Winnipeg, Barbara PARKS and her husband Ken of Bloomfield, Liz of Kingston, and step-daughter Dimitra Joan. Much loved grandpa of Daniel, Lauren and Benjamin PARKS and step-grandpa of Richard and Natasha. Also survived by his nieces and nephews Cherrie GILLILANT (Don,) Jack FRENCH (Marie,) Pat TAILOR/TAYLOR (John) and Michael HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (Doris) as well as his great nieces and nephews. And last but not least, his beloved and faithful dog, Mindy. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard) Kingston, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of the Ancient Saint_John's Lodge, No. 3, are requested to assemble at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m. for a masonic service. All sister lodges are respectfully invited to attend. Funeral Monday, April 3, 2006 for service at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, (130 Clergy Street) in Kingston, at 1: 30 p.m., The Reverend Lincoln BRYANT officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Kingston Hospitals Joint Advancement Foundation (Kingston General Hospital Foundation) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Donations by cheque only please). James Reid Cataraqui Chapel Kingston (613) 544-3411 www.jamesreidfuneralhomme

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CKLC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
FRENCH, Terence D'Arcy 'Terry'
C.V.S.M., E.M., C.D., C.L.J., B.A., Ham License VE3OB Co-Founder of Radio Station CKLC in Kingston Proud Veteran of World War 2 Life Member of Minden Lodge, No. 253 The Ancient Saint_John's Masonic Lodge, No. 3
Entered into rest peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, after a brief illness, Terry FRENCH, in his 85th year. Loving husband of the late Muriel 'Bessie' CATTO and by a previous marriage to Marion LEWIS. Dear father of John and his wife Diane of Markham, Kathy FRENCH and her husband Roger FONTAINE of Winnipeg, Barbara PARKS and her husband Ken of Bloomfield, Liz of Kingston, and step-daughter Dimitra Joan. Much loved grandpa of Daniel, Lauren and Benjamin PARKS and step-grandpa of Richard and Natasha. Also survived by his nieces and nephews Cherrie GILLILAND (Don,) Jack FRENCH (Marie,) Pat TAILOR/TAYLOR (John) and Michael HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (Doris) as well as his great-nieces and nephews. And last but not least, his beloved and faithful dog, Mindy. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard), Kingston, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of the Ancient Saint_John's Lodge, No. 3, are requested to assemble at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m., for a masonic service. All sister lodges are respectfully invited to attend. Funeral Monday, April 3, 2006, for service at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (130 Clergy Street) in Kingston, at 1: 30 p.m., The Reverend Lincoln BRYANT officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Kingston Hospitals Joint Advancement Foundation (Kingston General Hospital Foundation) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (donations by cheque only please). James Reid Cataraqui Chapel Kingston (613) 544-3411 www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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CKLW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-23 published
SILIVRIA, Leon
On Monday March 20th, 2006, Mr. Leon SILIVRIA of London, in his 59th year. Loving brother of Wes and his wife Charlene SILIVRIA of McGregor, Ontario. Dear son of the late Marie SILIVRIA, godfather and uncle of Solange, and uncle of Shane and Chad. Also survived by his uncles Ivan (Margaret), Alex (the late Nina) and Nick (Madlen) Abusow, as well as many cousins. An avid traveller, Leon was a pilot and former instructor, a member of the London Power Squadron and a radio personality with CFPL 980, CHLO and CKLW radio. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Friday March 24th from 2-9 p.m. Service from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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CKLW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
Cop shot dead in Windsor
Two 18-year-olds are arrested after gunfire is exchanged in a Mac's Milk parking lot.
By Canadian Press, Sat., May 6, 2006
Windsor -- Residents here were stunned yesterday after witnessing a daylight shootout in a residential neighbourhood that ended with a veteran plainclothes police officer lying dead on a sidewalk and two teens in custody.
The victim was 37-year-old Const. John ATKINSON, a 14-year veteran of the force and a father of a six-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son.
ATKINSON was on duty when he spotted some suspicious men at a Mac's Milk convenience store and went into action, said Windsor Police Chief Glenn STANNARD.
He was struck by a bullet, but was able to return fire before the suspects ran off. Police later arrested two 18-year-old Windsor men. They have not yet been charged.
STANNARD said the community and police are outraged by the shooting, which is like nothing they'd seen before.
"Although we have had in our history three officers killed as a result of car accidents, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first officer in the history of more than 120 years of the Windsor Police Service that an officer has been murdered," he said.
One of ATKINSON's close Friends informed his wife of the shooting, which happened shortly after 2 p.m.
STANNARD, Windsor Mayor Eddie FRANCIS and other members of the police force visited the officer's family.
"What do you say?" STANNARD said about speaking with ATKINSON's wife and two young children. "You do what your heart leads you with. It's a tragic thing. You share tears and you share hugs.
"The policing community, for those who don't know, is a very close-knit community and police officers were there and they'll share their times with the family."
The shooting unfolded before many witnesses, who were shocked by what they saw.
The owner of the Mac's Milk declined to comment on the shooting, saying she was worried for her life.
A store employee identified as Emma said she saw the two men in the parking lot when suddenly she heard gunfire.
"We heard gunshots and a guy was bleeding from his mouth, and then we were told he was a policeman," she said.
Dennis ROCHON said he was sitting on his balcony in a nearby apartment building when he heard three loud shots, which he first thought was a car backfiring. He went outside to investigate and saw the victim covered in blood and lying on the sidewalk.
"There was no movement," he said. "There was blood all over the place. It looked like he got shot in the throat and the side of the chest. You could tell he was dead."
A man, who identified himself only as Terry, said after the shooting, the victim stumbled for three or four metres before collapsing.
"He tried to get up and he fell again."
Lloyd MENARD, who was in the store at the time, said onlookers couldn't believe their eyes or their ears.
"At first, a couple of people thought they were just like poppers on the ground, but no, it was actually gunfire," he said. "My truck's got blood all over it, so those kids must have shot him right there."
One local resident said people in the city will likely be shaken up as they are not used to gun violence, despite their proximity to the United States.
"This is very rare indeed for Windsor," said Patty HANDYSIDES of Windsor radio station CKLW. " Even though we are right across the river from Detroit, gun crime is low in Windsor, and certainly death by gun is very, very rare."
At least eight elementary schools and one high school in the area were initially locked down in the shooting's aftermath, keeping as many as 3,400 students indoors. A nearby day-care centre was also put under lockdown.
By 5 p.m., all students were allowed to leave, although they were told not to walk home alone or stop and play, said Supt. Steve SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER of the Greater Essex County District school board.
Nearby residents were also advised to remain in their homes.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGUINTY released a statement last night in praise of ATKINSON and the work of all police officers.
"The loss of one of our officers is a tragedy for all of us. I don't know that there are words strong or eloquent enough to capture the courage it takes to put one's self in harm's way, in order to keep others safe," he said.

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CKLW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-04 published
GRUNDY, Robert Slater
It is with great sorrow that the family of Robert GRUNDY announces his passing on July 2 in Lambeth, Ontario at age 85. Robert leaves Mary (POWER) his beautiful wife of 63 years and his three proud children, Donna (James MOSER,) Mount Brydges, Brian, Sarnia and Pam (Randy GLYNN,) Toronto. Memories of "Grandad" will be cherished by Sally and Jake MORGAN (Mercedes SALMON,) Laura and Rob GRUNDY and Sam and Maggie-Rene GRUNDY- GLYNN. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Hilda, Robert will be greatly missed by his brother Donald (Faye,) brother-in-law Steve POWER, many nieces and nephews, Friends, neighbours and former co-workers. Born at home near Burton-On-Trent, England weighing just 2½ pounds , he immigrated to Canada as a child, living in Windsor, Ontario for 80 years. He graduated from Sandwich Collegiate and then served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2 spending two years overseas as a radar mechanic. He made life-long Friends at John Wyeth&Bros. where he supervised the dispensing section for most of the 44 years he was with the company. He was an active member of the Trinity United church for 30 years and will be best remembered there as the leader of the 13th cub pack for a number of years. Bob and Mary shared a wonderful life together passing on to their children and grandchildren the great gifts of love, music and laughter. He was an entertainer singing and playing guitar for a time on CKLW radio's "Sons of the Saddle" and he amused countless youngsters and adults as a ventriloquist with his trusty dummy "Waldo". He was a "do-it-your-selfer" with an insatiable curiosity for the "way things work" resulting in a number of remarkable inventions. His passion for history, art and politics was surpassed only by his deep reverence for nature. He was a bike-rider, camper, sailor, and environmentalist but most of all he simply liked to have his hands in the earth. Visitation will take place at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Thursday, July 6, 2006 from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be on Friday, July 7, 2006 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Ashwood Manor, Lambeth and in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the David Suzuki foundation or the United Way will be sincerely appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at http://www.windsorchapel.com

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CKLW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-15 published
Mark FARRELL, Newspaper Publisher (1913-2006)
Controversial top man at The Windsor Star and the Montreal Gazette was never reluctant to skewer sacred cows, but always remained a stickler for truth and integrity
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- Mark FARRELL arrived as publisher of The Windsor Star in 1969, driving a green Volkswagen Beetle festooned with flower decals. His young daughters, who put them on, had assured him they would easily wash off. They didn't, and the splashy foreign car, in the home of Chrysler Canada, was to become a symbol of a brash new direction for the previously staid newspaper.
During his four years in Windsor, Mr. FARRELL gave the Star's editorial support to the New Democratic Party in the 1972 federal election, the first time any Canadian newspaper had endorsed the party, and organized one of the country's first press councils.
As publisher of the Montreal Gazette, from late 1972 to 1977, he supported language rights for French-speaking Quebeckers and encouraged an era of award-winning investigative journalism. Earlier in his career, he supervised the building of Canada's largest rotogravure printing plant for Standard Publishing in Montreal, and played a key role in creating two of the most-read publications in the country's history, Weekend and Perspectives magazines.
A left-leaning social democrat from his days at McGill University, Mark FARRELL was never reluctant to skewer sacred cows, but was a stickler for truth and integrity. He lived with a stammer he could not control, but never allowed it to hold him back. In his personal time, he was an avid outdoorsman and expert skier, a caring family man and a lover of black poodles.
"Mark was every reporter's dream of what a publisher should be," says Tim Creery, editorial page editor of the Montreal Gazette under Mr. FARRELL. "He stood up to advertising and political pressure on editorial content. He applauded vigorous and deep-digging reporting. He encouraged outspoken editorials favouring the interests of ordinary people and denouncing privilege."
The second of four sons of Montreal stockbroker Gerald FARRELL and the former Eileen O'MEARA, Mark FARRELL was born into money. When he was 6, his father died. The boy attended Selwyn House, a private school in Montreal for a few years until his mother moved the family to England, where he and two brothers went to Ampleforth College, a prestigious Catholic boys' boarding school that their father had attended. In his unpublished memoirs, written with Mr. Creery's assistance, Mr. FARRELL described being the only boy since the school started to receive a caning of 13 strokes.
Returning to Canada, he earned a commerce degree at McGill University, yet the only diploma he ever posted on his office wall was from a six-week sociology course at Moscow University's American Institute. During the Depression, he turned a $5,000 inheritance into nearly $20,000 on the stock market and then lost it all. At the same time, he worked for free as managing editor of Canadian Forum, a left-leaning intellectual magazine, and as treasurer of the Ontario branch of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the predecessor of the New Democratic Party.
After becoming a chartered accountant, he was hired as promotion manager at Montreal Standard Publishing Co. He married his first wife, Joanna WRIGHT, on the eve of the Second World War, but was turned down by the military because of his stammer. Instead, he worked for the British Air Commission in New York, where he became internal auditor and signed cheques totalling $1.5-billion for British purchases of U.S. aircraft and supplies. Returning to Standard Publishing, he became a director and the right-hand man of John McConnell, son of owner J.W. McConnell.
At Standard, he supervised the construction of a state-of-the-art rotogravure printing plant and helped found Weekend and Perspectives, weekly English and French magazines that were carried in Saturday editions of newspapers across the country. Their combined circulation of 2.5-million was a Canadian record.
After separating from his first wife in the late 1940s, Mr. FARRELL married Florence WALL, a Weekend employee, in 1952. In 1969, Mr. FARRELL was hired to run The Windsor Star after two members of the owning GRAYBIEL family died in quick succession. According to his memoirs, he accepted the offer, which he had previously turned down, after being squeezed out in a power struggle at Standard Publishing. Told to act as through he owned The Windsor Star, he redesigned its layout, sponsored a regular broadcast on U.S. Public Television in Detroit to tell Americans about Canada, and made Peter BENESH, an immigrant from Czechoslovakia, a member of the editorial board at the age of 23. Mr. BENESH recalls his boss regularly quoting H.L. Mencken's adage: "A journalist's job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
While at the Star in 1971, Mr. FARRELL set up a press council to consider local complaints. It became the model for the Ontario Press Council. He also led a successful editorial campaign to bring Windsor's U.S.-owned CKLW radio station into Canadian hands, says Hugh NANGLE, who served under Mr. FARRELL on the editorial boards in both Windsor and Montreal. In 1972, the Southam newspaper chain transferred Mr. FARRELL to Montreal.
Under Mr. FARRELL, The Windsor Star was the first large daily to support the New Democratic Party in a federal election, and the first to call for legalization of marijuana and abortion, Mr. NANGLE says. Mr. FARRELL also curtailed the influence of the Liberal Party over The Windsor Star and of the Conservative Party over the Gazette, he says. Under Mr. FARRELL, the Gazette supported the aspirations of Quebec nationalists, but not calls for separation.
"He was a patrician and had the air of a patrician," says Henry Aubin, an award-winning investigative reporter under Mr. FARRELL and now a Gazette columnist. "He could take on the anglo establishment as one of their own on equal terms. He could have been one of the boys." Mr. Aubin credits Mr. FARRELL with supporting investigative reporting and helping the staff set up a code of ethics for reporters.
Mr. FARRELL had a showdown with The Windsor Star's mechanical unions in 1970, when they staged a two-week sit-in strike in the pressroom. According to James BRUCE, then assistant city editor and later the Star's editor and publisher, Mr. FARRELL staged a sit-in of his own by staying in his office. Publication resumed in two weeks, thanks to a federal labour mediator.
A Time magazine article from the mid-seventies called the Gazette "Canada's most improved newspaper," thanks to Mr. FARRELL and his predecessor, Denis Harvey. It credited Mr. FARRELL with increasing the news budget by 40 per cent in two years, adding editorial staff and hiring managing editor Lindsay Crysler, who launched an era of investigative journalism, and Tim Creery, who gave the editorial and op-ed pages "some bite."
Terry Mosher, the Gazette's editorial cartoonist who signs his drawings Aislin, says Mr. FARRELL gave permission for him to run some controversial pieces early in his career. One of the Queen resulted in the publication of three days of angry letters from readers. Mr. FARRELL left the Gazette in 1977, moving with his wife to a ski property in Stowe, Vt. Later, they moved to Morrisville, Vt. In his retirement, he continued his passion for downhill skiing until 85. His greatest thrill came in 1970, when he did Switzerland's Haute Route, a hut-to-hut trek that involves downhill and cross-country skiing and climbing. Mr. FARRELL talked about social issues even at home, says Willa FARRELL, the youngest of his three daughters. When she was a child, she recalls him lamenting that the newspaper industry was built on the child labour of carrier boys.
Norman Redlich, a former dean of law at New York University and a long-time vacation friend in Vermont, says Mr. FARRELL once told him that the U.S. First Amendment protecting freedom of the press is an old whore that should be retired. "His point was: If you can't verify it, don't print it," Mr. Redlich says. "I've always thought it was an excellent thing for a publisher to say."
Mark FARRELL was born in Montreal on January 22, 1913.
He died of pneumonia on April 6, 2006, in Morrisville, Vt. He was 93. He is survived by his wife, Florence, and their daughters Fiona FARRELL and Willa FARRELL.
He also leaves Sally KININMONTH, his daughter from his marriage to Joanna WRIGHT, several grandchildren and his brother, Charles. An infant son, Mark, died after one day in 1957.

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CKLW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-04 published
GRUNDY, Robert Slater
It is with great sorrow that the family of Robert GRUNDY announces his passing on July 2 in Lambeth, Ontario at age 85. Robert leaves Mary (POWER) his beautiful wife of 63 years and his three proud children, Donna (James MOSER,) Mount Brydges, Brian, Sarnia and Pam (Randy GLYNN,) Toronto. Memories of "Grandad" will be cherished by Sally and Jake MORGAN (Mercedes SALMON,) Laura and Rob GRUNDY and Sam and Maggie-Rene GRUNDY- GLYNN. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Hilda, Robert will be greatly missed by his brother Donald (Faye,) brother-in-law Steve POWER, many nieces and nephews, Friends, neighbours and former co-workers. Born at home near Burton-On-Trent England weighing just 2½ pounds , he immigrated to Canada as a child, living in Windsor, Ontario for 80 years. He graduated from Sandwich Collegiate and then served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2 spending two years overseas as a radar mechanic. He made life-long Friends at John Wyeth and Bros. where he supervised the dispensing section for most of the 44 years he was with the company. He was an active member of the Trinity United church for 30 years and will be best remembered there as the leader of the 13th cub pack for a number of years. Bob and Mary shared a wonderful life together passing on to their children and grandchildren the great gifts of love, music and laughter. He was an entertainer singing and playing guitar for a time on CKLW radio's "Sons of the Saddle" and he amused countless youngsters and adults as a ventriloquist with his trusty dummy "Waldo". He was a "do-it-your-selfer" with an insatiable curiosity for the "way things work" resulting in a number of remarkable inventions. His passion for history, art and politics was surpassed only by his deep reverence for nature. He was a bike-rider, camper, sailor, and environmentalist but most of all he simply liked to have his hands in the earth. Visitation will take place at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Thursday, July 6, 2006 from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be on Friday, July 7, 2006 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Ashwood Manor, Lambeth and in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the David Suzuki foundation or the United Way will be sincerely appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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