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DOAK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-06 published
DAVIS, Mary (née DOAK)
Of Tobermory passed away at University Hospital, London on Friday February 3, 2006 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Harry DAVIS and dear mother of sons Rob (Brenda) DAVIS of London, Russ (Tracy) DAVIS of Mississauga and daughter Norma (Don) ADAM/ADAMS of Seagrave, Ontario. Gramma will be sadly missed by her 7 loving grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at the Tobermory United Church on Monday February 6th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 7th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Spring interment Dunk's Bay Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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DOAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
FERRIS, Harold Rowley
(Lieutenant Colonel Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, ret. M.B.E., C.D - Veteran of World War 2 and the Korean Conflict, Paul Harris Fellow)
Rowley FERRIS born in Saint John, New Brunswick, son of the late Ida and Harold FERRIS at the age of 84. Beloved husband for 60 years of Reta (née NICE.) Dear uncle of Charles HUMPHREY and his wife Barbara, Holly Anne SMITH and her husband Garth and Barbara Lynn PEARSON and her husband Bruce, David NICE, and Hazel JENSEN and her husband Jim. Brother-in-law of Murray NICE and his wife Dorothy. Rowley will also be missed by his numerous great-nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held in St. Paul's Chapel, St. Peter's Church, King St. East, Cobourg, on Friday, March 3 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter. Friends may call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. East, Cobourg, on Thursday evening from 7-9. Those wishing may make memorial donations by cheque to St. Peter's Anglican Church or to Rotary International Foundation. Special thanks to Friends Mary Ellen and Del DILLON, Sylvia and Bob DOAK, Dr. CROSS and the nurses at both the Critical Care Unit Sunnybrook Medical Centre and the Northumberland Hills Hospital. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com

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DOAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-04 published
FERGUSON, Vernitt James
Peacefully at McVean Lodge, Hanover on Friday, February 3rd, 2006, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the former Mabel McMULLEN and the late Annie SALTER. Loving father of Doreen and Larry LOUGHEED of Scarborough and Glen FERGUSON of Mississauga; and loving stepfather of Delbert and Barbara McMULLEN, Marjorie MERKLEY, and Leslie and Anne McMULLEN, all of Durham. Fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Isobel and George DOAN of Port Elgin and brother-in-law of Emerson LIGHTHEART of Horning's Mills. Predeceased by his daughter Marian GRAY/GREY, his sister Aileen LIGHTHEART and his step-son-in-law Elmer MERKLEY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Vernitt FERGUSON will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Spring interment at Horning's Mills Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Macular Degeneration would be appreciated by the family.

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DOAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-27 published
WATSON, Cecil
Of Wiarton passed away, surrounded by his family, on Monday, December 25, 2006 at Wiarton Hospital in his 87th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Betty for 49 years and cherished father of Sherron BEATON of Edmonton (Archie BEATON of Nova Scotia,) Claire WATSON (Eunice BROWN) of Edmonton, Dawn (Leigh) DICKERT of Hamilton, Wanda (Bob) PORTER of Francis Lake, Jo-Anne (Norm) SCHOPF of Edmonton, Larry (Cathy) PARCHER of Lindell Beach, British Columbia, Caroline (Carl) McDOUGALL of Bognor, Cecile (Dave) MALLARD of Oxenden, Arthur WATSON of Wiarton and Mellissa WATSON (Jeremy McDOWELL) of Owen Sound. He will be sadly missed by 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, sisters Violet (Merrill) LEIGHTON, Grace WATSON and Christina (Cameron) DOAN as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cecil was predeceased by his parents Martha (HODGE) and Arthur WATSON, 8 brothers and 3 sisters. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Thursday, December 28, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Cecil's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Brent BEATON officiating. Interment Dunk's Bay Cemetery. Donations made to Community Living would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
SINCLAIR, Marion H.
Of Warren, Michigan and formerly of Saint Thomas, on Saturday. February 11, 2006, at Warren, Michigan, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Raymond SINCLAIR. Loving mother of Tracy (Richard) GAY, Stephen (Victoria) SINCLAIR and Leslie SINCLAIR. Dear grandmother of Taylor, Emily, Devon and Ryan. Dear sister of Bruce DOAN, Warren DOAN and the late Maxwell DOAN. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr, Warren. Memorial visitation Friday from 4-9 and Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. The funeral service to be held at 12: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-14 published
DOAN, Olive Muriel (BROWN)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, Palliative Care on Thursday, April 13th, 2006. Olive Muriel DOAN (BROWN) of Saint Thomas and formerly of West Lorne in her 81st year. Predeceased by her loving husband Clarence (2003). Lovingly remembered by her daughter Muriel SHARKEY of Chatham and her son Lewis DOAN and his wife Bernice of Saint Thomas. Olive will be sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Michael, her son in law Joseph SHARKEY and her sister Joyce DOREEN. Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel on Friday, April 14th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. A. KAUPS officiating. Interment Gillies cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810).

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-19 published
DOAN, Phyllis (née DAWDY)
Of Saint Thomas, beloved wife of Robert Doan, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, in her 73rd year. Loving mother of Sheri HILL and her partner Phil HOUGH, and Alan DOAN and his partner Jodie BOYD, all of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Adam and Jaden HILL, Shaye, Amber and Riley DOAN. Dear sister of Rena SRIGLEY, Fay McELROY and her husband Rod, all of London, and the late Marion WILCOX (2002). Also remembered by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, September 18, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Orton E. "Al" and Fern (NEAR) DAWDY. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Parkinson Society Canada gratefully acknowledged.

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-04 published
BENSON, Logan West
Peacefully at his residence on Friday, June 2, 2006 Logan West BENSON, age 17 of Sarnia went home to be with his father after his long journey with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Beloved son of Lorna K. and the late Gerald M. BENSON (2001.) Loved brother of Sheldon E. BENSON and his wife Lucy of Strathroy, Loren R. DOAN and his wife Shanna, Lacey S. BENSON and Billy M. BENSON, all of Sarnia. Dear uncle to Emma and Luke DOAN of Sarnia, Blake, Jerry and Jacob BENSON of Strathroy. Loved grand_son of Gladys BENSON of Sault Ste. Marie. Dearest nephew of Diana S. and Thomas GILLETTE of Port Huron, Kenneth E. and Penny BLUSKA of Port Huron, Robert and Carol BENSON of Barrie, John and Ruth BENSON of Sault Ste. Marie, Joan and Roger MITCHELL of Sault Ste. Marie, Elizabeth and Lorenzo BONGOLAN of Tampa, Florida, Carol and Steve LORENZO of Sault Ste. Marie, Janet and Ken HAGERMAN of Sault Ste. Marie. Special friend to Jessica Pede, Darcie King, John Dam, Josh Gagne and Rebecca St. Pierre. Predeceased by his grandparents Harry BENSON, Loren K. and India A. BLUSKA. Logan had many Friends and was loved by many. He lived to play his favourite video games and his dream was to attend Lambton College in the fall where he was accepted to the Internet Design Program. He loved to be with his family and adored his loving pets Josie and Gibson. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario (519) 542-5541. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Monday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to Game Station would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
DOAN, Dorothy Evelyn, R.N.
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday June 10th, 2006 in her 91st year. Daughter of Alex and Isabella DOAN. She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Doris (Ross) SMITH, Yvonne (Bruce) LAMBERT, Ron (Lois) DOANe, Bev (Lois) MacKEY, Karen (Larry) WARREN, and Trudy MacKEY. She will be fondly remembered by great and great great nieces and nephews and a host of Health Care Colleagues and Friends. Predeceased by nephew Vernon WRIGHT and niece Ruth NEWSOME. Dorothy was predeceased by her siblings, Edna (Peter) WRIGHT, Stanley DOAN, Edgar (Hazel) DOANE, Norman (Mae) DOAN, Tom (Mildred) DOAN, Morley DOAN, Lloyd DOAN and Jean (Keith) MacKEY. Dorothy trained to be a Registered Nurse at the Strathroy Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1935. In 1942 she went overseas as a Nursing Sister. Her first posting was South Africa. Dorothy also served in Cairo, Egypt and Italy. In 1946 she returned to Canada. A few years after returning Dorothy enrolled at the University of Toronto and then worked at Toronto Western Hospital. In 1956 she returned to be Superintendent of Strathroy Hospital. Dorothy was one of the first Canadian women to become a fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators. She was a charter member of the Canadian College of Hospital Administrators. Dorothy was extremely proud when the new Strathroy Hospital was opened in 1962 and when two additional floors were opened in 1973. She retired as Executive Director in 1981. After retirement she spent the next 25 years actively involved in her church, the Legion, Community Living and many other aspects of her local community. Dorothy will always be remembered as a person that always put others before self. Dorothy's love was unconditional. She touched many people's lives and many people's hearts and was known to many simply as "Aunt Dot". Her life was a life of service. Family will receive Friends at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy on Tuesday, June 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Br. #116 will conduct a service Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. The Funeral will be at the Strathroy United Church, 131 Front St. W., on Wednesday, June 14th, at 11: 00 a.m. Private family Interment Campbell Cemetery, Komoka, later on Wednesday. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Doctor P.C. Crowley and Dorothy Doan Endowment Fund/ Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario, N7G 3J4, or the Charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at office@denning.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dorothy.

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-13 published
McGUIRE, Silvia May (McDOUGALL)
Peacefully at the Village Retirement Residence, Ridgetown on Thursday, June 8, 2006, Silvia May (McDOUGALL) McGUIRE, in her 94th year. Wife of the late T. Roy McGUIRE (1965.) May had resided with the David MILLS family at R.R.#1 Morpeth for several years. May will be sadly missed by her Friends and staff at the Village, Ridgetown, special friend Lylamae DOAN and the Mills family. A Memorial Service was held at the Village. Interment in Trinity Cemetery, Howard Township. As a tribute to May's memory, reach out and touch someone. Arrangements entrusted to McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, Ontario (519) 674-3141.

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-17 published
SMALE, George Walter
Of Saint Thomas on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, suddenly, in his 58th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Sandra Jean (SMITH) SMALE and loved father of Christopher and his wife Bobbi SMALE of Edmonton, Nathan SMALE and Heather of London, Sean SMALE and Tyler SMALE, both of Aylmer. Dear step-father of Sean DOAN and his wife Jodi, of Saint Thomas, Morley DOAN and his wife Amy of Saint Thomas and Ryan DOAN and his wife Leslie of London. He was the last of his family. Predeceased by 2 brothers Lyle and Larry SMALE and by 2 sisters Betty GILLESPIE and Eva SHARPE. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. George was born in London on February 24, 1949, the son of the late Russell and Hazel (NOBLE) SMALE. George worked at Gorman Rupp. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-02 published
Administrator had old-school style
Dorothy DOAN ran Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital with a firm but gentle hand.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter, Sun., July 2, 2006
For a quarter of a century, Dorothy DOAN held a lofty position as the top hospital administrator in Strathroy.
She was also the "mother hen" of patients and staff.
DOAN started with the title of superintendent in 1956 and retired as executive director in 1981.
Under her supervision, a new hospital was built in 1962 and two floors added in 1973 and 1974.
DOAN died June 10 at the age of 90 in Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, leaving a legacy difficult to match, a former co-worker said.
DOAN fought bureaucracy and government cutbacks, Trevor NESBITT said.
She also raised the bar at the hospital by introducing accreditation standards.
"She had a style of administration that doesn't exist anymore," said NESBITT, who worked with DOAN for 17 years.
"It was different than the cool, efficient professionalism of today."
DOAN was a great administrator in an old-school way, he said.
"I would describe her as a mother hen. She made sure she knew everyone and she cared about them -- staff and patients."
DOAN was known for visiting every patient almost every day, NESBITT said.
"I guess it was a case of once a nurse, always a nurse."
DOAN trained at the Strathroy Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1935. She went overseas with the Canadian Military Nurses Association in 1942, serving in South Africa, Egypt and Italy.
After returning to Canada, she studied at the University of Toronto and worked at Toronto Western Hospital.
Her career at Strathroy hospital made her one of the first Canadian women to become a fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators.
She was also a charter member of the Canadian College of Hospital Administrators.
DOAN's management style was collegial, NESBITT said.
"She never uttered a cross word. She tried to include everyone in decisions and she encouraged people to take responsibility and advance their careers."
DOAN also shared success.
"She didn't hog the limelight, she always gave credit to others and acknowledged their contributions," NESBITT said.
"Most people loved working with her."
There are countless stories of DOAN going the extra mile for a patient or staff member.
One involved a doctor who was away during a snowstorm. His wife and two young children were snowed in with backed-up plumbing.
Somehow DOAN found out about it and 10 minutes later, two plumbers in snowmobile suits knocked at the door of the doctor's home.
"Dorothy seemed to sense when people needed help and stepped in," NESBITT said.
She opened the hospital to stranded motorists during a blizzard in 1972, feeding and accommodating about 200 people and staff who couldn't get home.

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-19 published
DOAN, Lylamae
With quiet strength and dignity, surrounded by the loving arms of family and Friends, Lylamae DOAN passed away peacefully at home in Rondeau Park on Friday, September 15, 2006. Despite her own illness, she always put others before herself. She will be sadly missed by her best friend and husband Elvyn DOAN, their children Gord and Tom McKENZIE of Calgary, Lorraine and Russ OUIMETTE of Saint Thomas, Ruth and Dan HUCKLE of Shrewsbury, Pauline and John HINDS of Newcastle, Suzanne and Dan LOZON of Merlin, Kathie Wingrove SMITH and Carl SMITH of Morpeth, and Patty CROW of Saint Thomas. Also missed by her grandchildren Anna, Joey, Lisa, Joel, Jaimee, Joey, Lacey, Jonah, Miranda, Eric, Ashleigh, Trish, Danni, Julia, and Benjamin, and family adopted along the way, Shirley, Laurie, Miranda, Dakota, Scott, Frankie, Rushel, Sue, and Liz. Dear sister of Earl NEEB and his children Ricky, Lisa, and Tanya. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held in Morpeth Cemetery on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Donations to Epilepsy Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, Ontario (519) 674-3141.

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-12 published
CUNDICK, Edwin Lyle
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on October 11th, 2006, Edwin Lyle CUNDICK of Watford in his 86th year. Lyle is predeceased by his wife Marjorie CUNDICK (DOAN) and by his son Edwin Wayne CUNDICK. Survived by his loving granddaughters Sherri Ann FIELDS (CUNDICK) and Mary Lou CUNDICK. Also survived by his brother Bud and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Friday, October 13th, 2006 from 4-7 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Fred DARKE officiating. Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.harperfuneralhome.ca

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DOAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-06-13 published
DOAN, Dorothy Evelyn, R.N.
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, in her 91st year. Daughter of Alex and Isabella DOAN. She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Doris (Ross) SMITH, Yvonne (Bruce) LAMBERT, Ron (Lois) DOANE, Bev (Lois) MacKEY, Karen (Larry) WARREN, and Trudy MacKEY. She will be fondly remembered by great and great-great nieces and nephews and a host of health care colleagues and Friends. Predeceased by nephew Vernon WRIGHT and niece Ruth NEWSOME. Dorothy was predeceased by her siblings Edna (Peter) WRIGHT, Stanley DOAN, Edgar (Hazel) DOANE, Norman (Mae) DOAN, Tom (Mildred) DOAN, Morley DOAN, Lloyd DOAN, and Jean (Keith) MacKEY. Dorothy trained to be a Registered Nurse at the Strathroy Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1935. In 1942, she went overseas as a Nursing Sister. Her first posting was South Africa. Dorothy also served in Cairo, Egypt and Italy. In 1946, she returned to Canada. A few years after returning, Dorothy enrolled at the University of Toronto and then worked at Toronto Western Hospital. In 1956, she returned to be Superintendent of Strathroy Hospital. Dorothy was one of the first Canadian women to become a Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators. She was a charter member of the Canadian College of Hospital Administrators. Dorothy was extremely proud when the new Strathroy Hospital was opened in 1962 and when two additional floors were opened in 1973. She retired as Executive Director in 1981. After retirement, she spent the next 25 years actively involved in her church, the Legion, Community Living, and many other aspects of her local community. Dorothy will always be remembered as a person who always put others before self. Dorothys love was unconditional. She touched many peoples lives and many peoples hearts and was known to many simply as Aunt Dot. Her life was a life of service. Family received Friends at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy, on Tuesday, June 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Branch #116 conducted a service Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral at Strathroy United Church, 131 Front St. West, Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. Private family interment, Campbell Cemetery, Komoka, later on Wednesday. Donations in Dorothys memory may be made to the Doctor P.C. Crowley and Dorothy Doan Endowment Fund/Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at office@denning.caA tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dorothy.

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DOAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-03-03 published
CHANDLER, Frederick " Fred"
After a brief illness, on Sat Feb 25, 2006 at Billings Court Manor in Burlington recently from Collingwood. Survived by his daughters Julia DUNN of Burlington, Ontario and Karen DOAN of Scottsdale, Arizona. his sister June CHURCH of Gravenhurst and granddaughters, Jennifer and Heather DUNN and Emily and Alex DOAN and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, George and Elsa BRANDS and sisters Irene RYCKMAN and Liz GANG. Formerly of Toronto, Fred worked at Sanyo Electronics for many years. Cremation will take place this week at The Simple Alternative in Toronto with a memorial service to follow in the spring. Thank you to Billings Court Manor and Joseph Brant Hospital for all their care. Thank you to Friends and neighbours for all their help and kind words at this time. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would by sincerely appreciated by the family.

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DOAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-26 published
DOAN, Dorothy
By Michael A. MAZZA, Page A30
Nurse, sister, aunt, traveller, friend. Born July 18, 1915, Komoka, Ontario Died June 10, in Strathroy, Ontario, of natural causes, aged 91.
At 16, while still attending high school, Dorothy DOAN answered an ad in the London Free Press and interviewed to become a nurse in training. Through her dedication, Dorothy became a pioneer a female leader in an era when female leadership was not always appreciated, a role model for younger women and one of the most beloved members of the community.
Dorothy was born on a farm; the daughter of Alex and Isabelle DOAN, she was the second youngest of nine children. With love and gratitude, she recalls how her oldest sister came home to care for her and her siblings after their mother died when Dorothy was only 8.
Dorothy graduated as a registered nurse from Strathroy General Hospital in 1935. When war was declared in 1939, Dorothy enlisted and reported for duty in 1942, receiving several weeks training in England, before travelling to Cape Town, South Africa. The journey to Cape Town was a dangerous one; their vessel travelled in a convoy of ships moving only at night and negotiating their way through enemy-infested waters. She grimly remembers counting the surrounding ships at first light each day, missing those that had been destroyed by enemy submarines, and thanking God that their own ship had not been hit during the night.
Later in the war, Dorothy was transferred to Cairo where she worked in an operating room for 13 months. Gruelling work, but also opportunities to visit market bazaars, tour the pyramids and even try a camel ride.
"There was a job to do, and so we did it," was how Dorothy matter-of-factly recalled the dangers of nursing during the Second World War. It was this same approach Dorothy applied to her professional career.
After the war, she was hired as assistant superintendent at Strathroy. In the next few years, she completed a Nursing Service Administration degree at the University of Toronto and in 1956 became superintendent of Strathroy Hospital, continuing her education through correspondence.
Three years later, Dorothy completed her certification in hospital organizational management. She received membership in the American College of Hospital Administrators in 1963 -- at the time there was no comparable Canadian association -- and in 1969 she attained her fellowship with American College of Hospital Administrators, becoming one of the first women in Canada to do so.
In a time when women in positions of power were few, Dorothy was a leader in a health-care world dominated by men. She was a persuasive leader with a task-oriented perseverance. She built a hospital and 10 years later, doubled it in size, all the time overseeing the funding, construction and design -- areas that were all male-dominated. In a time before books on "managing change," Dorothy guided Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital through many changes in her 25 years there.
After retirement in 1981, Dorothy devoted herself to volunteering with the hospital, the United Church, the Salvation Army, the Canadian Cancer Society and in the Community Living kitchen.
Family was also important to Dorothy. She was Aunt Dot to her many nieces and nephews and her cottage on Lake Huron near Forest, Ontario, was a popular place for family to visit with her, recalls Yvonne LAMBERT, one of her nieces.
Among many honours, Dorothy DOAN was a lifetime member of the Registered Nurses of Ontario, and a Fellow in the American College of Hospital Administrators. In 1992, she was awarded the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal.
Michael is a friend of Dorothy; he wrote this with Sarah Louise Davidson's help.

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DOAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
FERGUSON, Vernitt James
Peacefully at McVean Lodge, Hanover on Friday, February 3rd, 2006, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the former Mabel McMULLEN and the late Annie SALTER. Loving father of Doreen and Larry LOUGHEED of Scarborough and Glen FERGUSON of Mississauga; and loving stepfather of Delbert and Barbara McMULLEN, Marjorie MERKLEY, and Leslie and Anne McMULLEN, all of Durham. Fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Isobel and George DOAN of Port Elgin and brother-in-law of Emerson LIGHTHEART of Horning's Mills. Predeceased by his daughter Marian GRAY/GREY, his sister Aileen LIGHTHEART and his step-son-in-law Elmer MERKLEY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham, 519-369-3837, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Vernitt FERGUSON will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Spring interment at Horning's Mills Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Macular Degeneration would be appreciated by the family.

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DOANE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-29 published
HILHORST, Cathy " Toos" (née VAN BUSSEL)
Peacefully surrounded by family at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday January 28th, 2006 Cathy "Toos" HILHORST (née VAN BUSSEL) of Mt. Brydges in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Gerry HILHORST. Loving mother of Grace (John) WIRA of London, Henry (Kelly,) Joan HILHORST, Alida (Jerry) WOLFF and Jane (Allan) DOANE all of Mt. Brydges. Dear Oma of Kyle and Jennifer, Rebecca and Eric, Amanda, Jason, Emily and Brianna, Sydney and Jordan. Sadly missed by many brothers and sisters who immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands together in the 1950's. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers to be said Monday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated from Sacred Heart Parish, Delaware on Tuesday commencing at 11 a.m. with Father Frank MURPHY officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mt. Brydges. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DOANE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
DOAN, Dorothy Evelyn, R.N.
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday June 10th, 2006 in her 91st year. Daughter of Alex and Isabella DOAN. She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Doris (Ross) SMITH, Yvonne (Bruce) LAMBERT, Ron (Lois) DOANe, Bev (Lois) MacKEY, Karen (Larry) WARREN, and Trudy MacKEY. She will be fondly remembered by great and great great nieces and nephews and a host of Health Care Colleagues and Friends. Predeceased by nephew Vernon WRIGHT and niece Ruth NEWSOME. Dorothy was predeceased by her siblings, Edna (Peter) WRIGHT, Stanley DOAN, Edgar (Hazel) DOANE, Norman (Mae) DOAN, Tom (Mildred) DOAN, Morley DOAN, Lloyd DOAN and Jean (Keith) MacKEY. Dorothy trained to be a Registered Nurse at the Strathroy Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1935. In 1942 she went overseas as a Nursing Sister. Her first posting was South Africa. Dorothy also served in Cairo, Egypt and Italy. In 1946 she returned to Canada. A few years after returning Dorothy enrolled at the University of Toronto and then worked at Toronto Western Hospital. In 1956 she returned to be Superintendent of Strathroy Hospital. Dorothy was one of the first Canadian women to become a fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators. She was a charter member of the Canadian College of Hospital Administrators. Dorothy was extremely proud when the new Strathroy Hospital was opened in 1962 and when two additional floors were opened in 1973. She retired as Executive Director in 1981. After retirement she spent the next 25 years actively involved in her church, the Legion, Community Living and many other aspects of her local community. Dorothy will always be remembered as a person that always put others before self. Dorothy's love was unconditional. She touched many people's lives and many people's hearts and was known to many simply as "Aunt Dot". Her life was a life of service. Family will receive Friends at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy on Tuesday, June 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Br. #116 will conduct a service Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. The Funeral will be at the Strathroy United Church, 131 Front St. W., on Wednesday, June 14th, at 11: 00 a.m. Private family Interment Campbell Cemetery, Komoka, later on Wednesday. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Doctor P.C. Crowley and Dorothy Doan Endowment Fund/ Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario, N7G 3J4, or the Charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at office@denning.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dorothy.

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DOANE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-06-13 published
DOAN, Dorothy Evelyn, R.N.
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, in her 91st year. Daughter of Alex and Isabella DOAN. She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Doris (Ross) SMITH, Yvonne (Bruce) LAMBERT, Ron (Lois) DOANE, Bev (Lois) MacKEY, Karen (Larry) WARREN, and Trudy MacKEY. She will be fondly remembered by great and great-great nieces and nephews and a host of health care colleagues and Friends. Predeceased by nephew Vernon WRIGHT and niece Ruth NEWSOME. Dorothy was predeceased by her siblings Edna (Peter) WRIGHT, Stanley DOAN, Edgar (Hazel) DOANE, Norman (Mae) DOAN, Tom (Mildred) DOAN, Morley DOAN, Lloyd DOAN, and Jean (Keith) MacKEY. Dorothy trained to be a Registered Nurse at the Strathroy Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1935. In 1942, she went overseas as a Nursing Sister. Her first posting was South Africa. Dorothy also served in Cairo, Egypt and Italy. In 1946, she returned to Canada. A few years after returning, Dorothy enrolled at the University of Toronto and then worked at Toronto Western Hospital. In 1956, she returned to be Superintendent of Strathroy Hospital. Dorothy was one of the first Canadian women to become a Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators. She was a charter member of the Canadian College of Hospital Administrators. Dorothy was extremely proud when the new Strathroy Hospital was opened in 1962 and when two additional floors were opened in 1973. She retired as Executive Director in 1981. After retirement, she spent the next 25 years actively involved in her church, the Legion, Community Living, and many other aspects of her local community. Dorothy will always be remembered as a person who always put others before self. Dorothys love was unconditional. She touched many peoples lives and many peoples hearts and was known to many simply as Aunt Dot. Her life was a life of service. Family received Friends at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy, on Tuesday, June 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Branch #116 conducted a service Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral at Strathroy United Church, 131 Front St. West, Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. Private family interment, Campbell Cemetery, Komoka, later on Wednesday. Donations in Dorothys memory may be made to the Doctor P.C. Crowley and Dorothy Doan Endowment Fund/Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at office@denning.caA tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dorothy.

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DOANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-30 published
HANLEY, Paula Stark
By Leslie MacKINLAY, Kathy BUTTON and Patty DOANE, Page A24
Mother, wife, daughter, adventurer. Born November 30, 1966, in Toronto. Died May 29 in Toronto, of breast cancer, aged 39.
Paula lived a quintessentially Canadian upbringing, attending Stephen Leacock Collegiate where her athleticism earned her a place on the field hockey and ski teams. She attended the University of Western Ontario where she perfected the essence of "work hard, play hard, live life." Studying economics landed Paula a successful career on Bay Street, much of it with Citibank. Her smile was constant, along with that mischievous twinkle in her eyes -- Paula refused to take herself too seriously. People wanted to be part of the joy that was Paula; she attracted Friends everywhere.
In 1990, Paula met Dermot, an Irishman new to Canada. Together, they were partners in the joy of life: skiing and hiking around the world, taking numerous trips to Ireland, and travelling with her parents to her ancestral home in Slovenia. Never knowing their time would be short, Paula and Dermot packed a lifetime of adventure into their 16 years together.
Marrying in 1999, they later moved to New York and embarked on their greatest adventure and joy: parenthood. Pierce was born in April 2001 and Paula's frequent words to her son said it all: "I am so lucky to be your mummy." In motherhood, Paula really came into her own and viewed her bond with Pierce as her greatest achievement and joy. The new family moved to France a year later on sabbatical: They studied French, skied a season at Chamonix and travelled the countryside.
Upon returning to Toronto in 2003, Paula was diagnosed with breast cancer. Paula and Dermot faced this as they had everything else: together. For three years, while treatment was a fixture in their lives, Paula fought with her all, but ensured that it didn't interfere with her time with Pierce. Believing that this precious time was about making memories, Paula filled her life with family activities such as searching for beach glass, following Pierce's dinosaur passion with a dig in the Badlands of Alberta, and exploring the beaches and reefs of the Bahamas. In the last month of her life, she travelled to Dublin for her brother-in-law's wedding, where she inspired the family with her presence, and thrilled them with her desire to head out to the pub for one last pint of Guinness. Having become an Irish citizen six months earlier, she loved all things Irish.
On their travels, Paula collected fabric that she had planned to use in future at their cottage. When breast cancer changed that future, she learned to quilt, using those fabrics in another gift of herself to Pierce. She loved her Wednesday quilting sessions, shared with Friends. With the birth of her niece, Lauren, Paula added another quilt to her project list so that Lauren could enjoy the warmth of an aunt's love.
In February of this year, Paula decided to fight yet another traffic ticket earned as she sped through life. The definition of hope would seem to be the fighting of demerit points in the last months of your life. Unfortunately, the only police officer to show up was the one who had stopped her. She said a little prayer of exasperation, as she knew she didn't have a leg to stand on legally and was ecstatic when her case (and only her case) was dismissed for a lack of notes. She had saved $230, which she quickly spent on new boots before heading back for more chemo.
In her final weeks, Paula said that if living to an old age meant trading her life experiences, she would not have traded for an instant. One Monday morning in May, Paula came downstairs to enjoy cartoons with Pierce. As she watched him play, surrounded by her parents, and while holding Dermot's hand, Paula slipped away. She had lived for the moment until the very last. That is her greatest testament.
Leslie, Kathy and Patty are Friends of Paula.

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