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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-04 published
BETTS, Almeda W. (née WEBER)
At Brampton on Friday, December 3 30, 2005 at the age of 96. Almeda (née WEBER) of Brampton, formerly of Flesherton was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth BETTS (1988.) Dear mother of Janet and her husband Bill ABERDEIN of Flesherton and Toronto. Much loved grandmother of Michael ABERDEIN and Suzanne of Brampton, Paul ABERDEIN and Debbie of Williamsford and great-grandmother of Kevin, Samantha and Brodie ABERDEIN. She will be loved and remembered by her sisters Geraldine WARDMAN of Toronto and Lois FAWCETT of Kimberley. Predeceased by her parents David and Jennie WEBER, her brothers Lee, Ellis, Wayne, Ted and her sisters Wilda LAWRENCE and Opal ALEXANDER. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday. The funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday, January 2 at 11 a.m. Spring Interment - Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-18 published
CHRISTIE, Bruce
The family of Bruce CHRISTIE would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the support we have received since the death of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. We would like to thank the nurses and Dr. LAKHANI of Durham Hospital for the wonderful care Bruce received. The floral tributes, donations, cards, gifts of food, ladies at Saint John's Church for the luncheon and other expressions of sympathy have been very comforting throughout this trying time. Thanks to Rob FAWCETT and Joanne for their attention to every detail. Thanks to Celebrant David FRIES and Jan LEITH for their much enjoyed music. Special thanks to our Irish Lake neighbours who have helped so much.
-Lovingly remembered and never forgotten, Lorraine, Sandra (Cliff) and Ron (Marilyn), Grandsons Mike, Ryan and Chad.
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-18 published
EBY, Herbert Clifton
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to so many during this sad time. As we come to terms with the loss of our beloved husband, father and grandpa, we are grateful for the love and support shown to us. Thank you to Dr. Harvey WINFIELD and the staff at Centre Grey Hospital for their care and compassion, to Mary Hale and Joan Laskovich, who are always there when we need them. Thank you to Rob FAWCETT and his staff for their gentle guidance and to Evelyn DARGAVEL, Kenton HUDSON; Reverend Charles JACKSON, Burt HALE, Barbara SHIER for their gift of music at the service and to the Pallbearers, Honourary Palbearers and Flowerbearers, we say thank you. Special thanks to Burt HALE for the wonderful eulogy. To Dr. David GLADWELL who officiated at the service, we are most grateful. Thank you to the Osprey Museum Committee and Friends in the community for providing the excellent lunch. For floral tributes, food provided, cards and messages of condolence we are sincerely grateful. Herb loved his family, Friends, church and community in his gentle way. We thank you for that love in return.
-Madge, Steve, John, Sally and Kevin.
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-29 published
FAWCETT, Cecil and Villa
In loving memory of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, Cecil, who passed away April 1, 1961 and Villa who passed away December 27, 1995.
Although we smile and make no fuss,
No one misses them more than us
And when old times we oft recall
It is then we miss them most of all.
- Always remembered by Beth, Jane and their families.
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-15 published
AKINS, Sadie Gwendolyn (WARD)
Peacefully at Saugeen Villa Long Term Care, Hanover on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Sadie WARD, formerly of Flesherton in her 95th year was the beloved wife of the late Harry AKINS. Loving mother of Joan (Bob) STODDART of Eugenia, George (Gloria) ALDUS of Peterborough and Bob (Dale) AKINS of Hanover. She was adored and cherished by her six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Lottie HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Villa FAWCETT, Blanche RISK, grand_son Greg and daughter-in-law Donna. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, November 13. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, November 14 at 11 a.m. Interment - Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial Contributions to the Village Seniors Community or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully received.
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-15 published
FAWCETT, Robert and Taresa - Wedding Announcement
Robert and Taresa FAWCETT are pleased to announce their marriage at Saint_John's United Church, Flesherton on September 9th, 2006
Following the wedding a dinner and reception was held at Talisman Resort and Conference Centre, Kimberley.
The couple will reside at their new home on Cullen's Mountain.
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-22 published
DUCKET, Frederick William
Frederick William DUCKET was born December 10, 1929 at his parents family farm near Eugenia. He was raised on the farm with his five sisters.
After schooling in Eugenia and marriage to Audrey PENNER they purchased their first farm near the water towers at the top of the valley. Later, they moved to the farm at the corner of County Roads 13 and 4. It was there that they raised their three children Ruth, Debbie and John and later the family grew with the grandchildren Katherine, Kyle, Jeremy, Jessica, Justin, Jason and Ryan.
Over the years Fred not only farmed but was employed by the Kimberley Co-op as a cream truck driver. He also was a councilor for the Township of Artemesia in the early 1970's. After retirement from the farm in 1983 he moved into the village of Eugenia and continued his interests in attending auction sales and euchre card parties.
Although Audrey moved to Markdale Fred continued to live in Eugenia until taking up residence at Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury due to failing Health. He passed away on Sunday, November 12, He is survived by his children Ruth (Dave) TEETER, Debbie (Jason) GRAY/GREY, John (Bernadette) DUCKETT, his seven grandchildren and sisters Leone BETTS, Mabel (Carman) SEWELL, Selenia HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Shirley WARD and the late Gladys ROSS.
Funeral Services were held at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Wednesday, November 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Donna MANN from the Eugenia United Church officiated. After the interment at Salem Cemetery near the 8th Line a lunch was served. by the members of the Eugenia United Church.
Pallbearers were Dale COLLINS, Bruce DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Brent HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Dave TEETER, Jason GRAY/GREY and Rob FAWCETT.
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-22 published
AKINS, Sadie Gwendolyn (née WARD)
Sadie Gwendolyn AKINS passed away on November 11, 2006 in her 95th year at the Village Seniors Community Hanover.
Sadie was born on December 29, 1911 at Thornbury, the daughter of Hazzard and Elizabeth (HARVEY) WARD. She attended school in Kimberley completing the equivalent of Grade 10.
On February 27, 1932 she married Harry AKINS who predeceased her. Most of her married life she lived at Flesherton and later at Markdale and Hanover.
During her working career Sadie worked in a jewellery store, grocery store, footwear at Markdale and when she retired she was working at Bob Avis Drugs. She had many hobbies -knitting, sewing and made many quilts which her family and Friends will enjoy for many years to come. She was a member of the Seniors Drop-In at Flesherton as well as a member and attendee of Flesherton United Church.
Sadie is survived by three children Joan (Bob) STODDART of Eugenia, George (Gloria) AKINS of Buckhorn and Robert (Dale) AKINS of Hanover as well as grandchildren Micheal (Jennifer) STODDART, Lori (Darcy) CORCORAN, Brad (Gail) AKINS, Tanya (Jamie) DUPUI, Kevin (Connie) AKINS, Daryl (Katherine) AKINS and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sisters Lottie HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Villa FAWCETT and Blanche RISK, also by one grand_son Gregory AKINS.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 14 with Rev. Donna MANN officiating. Taking part in the service were Tanya AKINS (prayer,) Jennifer and Micheal STODDART (eulogy) with music being provided by Bill DIAMOND, David FRIES and Ian LEITH.
Pallbearers were grandchildren Brad AKINS, Tanya AKINS, Lori CORCORAN, Micheal STODDART, Daryl and Kevin AKINS. Honorary pallbearers were Bob BUTLER and Bill HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Flowerbearers were great-grandchildren Kyle CORCORAN, Alyssa CORCORAN, Connor AKINS, and Keenan McHUGH.
Interment was at Flesherton Cemetery.

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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-12-20 published
FAWCETT, Villa and Cecil
In loving memory of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, Villa, who passed away December 27, 1995 and Cecil, who passed away April 1, 1961.
Like falling leaves the years pass by,
But memories of you will never die.
In our hearts you are there to stay.
Loved and remembered every day.
- Always remembered by Beth, Jane and their families.
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2006-03-01 published
FAWCETT, Ted
The Fawcett Family would like to thank all their relatives, Friends and neighbours for the prayers and support shown since the passing of a dear Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, Ted FAWCETT. To Reverend Mark WAUGH for his meaningful service, David FRIES and his choir, soloist Jane IRWIN, the Annesley United Church Ladies for serving lunch at the reception following the service, the neighbours for organizing dinner for the family and the pallbearers, a sincere thank you. The family eulogies offered by Glenn WHITE/WHYTE and Joyce EAGLES and the piano favourites played by niece, Ruth DUDIAK, brought back many memories to all who attended the funeral. The staffs of both Markdale and Meaford hospitals and Dr. IRVINE who looked after Dad during the past several years, always had his best interest at heart. For this Dad's family are most thankful. To Brigitte and Grant MAY, thanks for your compassion and professionalism in supporting us at this difficult time and in helping us to plan a very meaningful service. The many cards, floral tributes and charitable donations remind us of how fortunate we are to live in such a caring community.
- Dale, Norma, Glenn and family
'There is a time for everything, and a season
for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die".
Ecc. 3: 1, 2
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-06 published
FAWCETT, Fred " Ted" Chapple
Passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Saturday February 4, 2006. Fred (Ted) Chapple FAWCETT of Markdale, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Betty (TEETER) FAWCETT (1996.) Dear father of Norma and her husband Glenn WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford, and Dale of Markdale. Loving grandfather of Beverley BADGLEY and her husband Peter of Freelton and Rodney and Marie WHITE/WHYTE of Pembroke. Dear great-grandfather of Eric BADGLEY. Sadly missed by sister-in-law Kaye FAWCETT of Durham and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Richard and Emily (CHAPPLE) FAWCETT, daughters Melody and Sandra, brothers Harold (Ella), Lorne (Doris), and Russell, and sister Hazel WYVILL (Gordon.) The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Annesley United Church, Markdale, Wednesday February 8th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation - Building Fund, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FAWCETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-13 published
AKINS, Sadie Gwendolyn (WARD)
Peacefully at Saugeen Villa Long Term Care, Hanover on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Sadie WARD formerly of Flesherton in her 95th year was the beloved wife of the late Harry AKINS. Loving mother of Joan (Bob) STODDART of Eugenia, George (Gloria) AKINS of Peterborough and Bob (Dale) AKINS of Hanover. She was adored and cherished by her 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Lottie HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Villa FAWCETT, Blanche RISK, grand_son Greg and daughter-in-law Donna. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, November 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, November 14 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial Contributions to the Village Seniors Community or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

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FAWCETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
FAWCETT, Rhea Pearl (formerly O'DONNELL, née FRASER)
Peacefully at Strathroy Hospital on April 6, 2006, Rhea Pearl (FRASER- O'DONNELL) FAWCETT of (Forest) Lambton Shores. Wife of the late James O'DONNELL (1963,) late Les FAWCETT (2005.) Dear mother of Deanna O'DONNELL, Sarnia, Larry of London, Sally (Gord) TURNBULL, Pt. Franks and Paul of Bothwell. Predeceased by daughter Constance. Loving grandmother of Daphne, Loretta, Sean, Cheryl, Cindy, Jamie, Colleen and Ryan. Predeceased by 2 granddaughters Lisa Marie (1992) and Vicki (2002). Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her own family, parents Lindley FRASER and Pearl CLOSE, brother Wilfred and sisters Lois STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Frebi DOLBEAR. Aged 91 years. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. (Forest) Lambton Shores for funeral service on Monday April 10, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation Monday 12: 30-1:30 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Donations to North Lambton Benefit Foundation or charity of choice (cheques only received at the Funeral Home). A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Rhea" by the Dodge Family.

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FAWCETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-14 published
BATSON, Loretta Elizabeth
Peacefully, with her daughter Carol at her side, at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on Thursday, April 13th, 2006, Loretta Elizabeth BATSON in her 89th year. Dear mother of Carol STANLEY. Loving grandmother of Jason and Christopher WOOD (fianceé Filomena MEDEIROS.) Sister of Joan HILDERBRAND, Lenore HEARD and Mary FAWCETT. Pre-deceased by son-in-law Bill STANLEY and sisters Gloria and Leona, brothers George, John, Kale, Benedict, Conrad and Stephen. Visitors will be received at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street (South of King) on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. Family and Friends are invited to attend at Sacred Heart Church, 153 Ann Street, in Parkhill on Monday where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10: 30 a.m. by Rev. M.T. RYAN. Private interment at a later date in Saint Peter's Cemetery, London. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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FAWCETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-30 published
FAWCETT, Betty May (HICKLIN)
Suddenly at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Betty May (HICKLIN) FAWCETT of Goderich and formerly of Clinton, in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late Lennard FAWCETT. Dear mother of David and Karen FAWCETT of London, Douglas and Cathy FAWCETT of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Nancy SCOTT of Goderich. Proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association gratefully acknowledged.

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FAWCETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-03 published
FAWCETT, Kathleen (née ROACH)
Of London in her 73rd year, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1st, 2006. Beloved wife of Donald FAWCETT. Dearly loved mother of Tom, Dave, Debbie (Dale) HAGGITH, Pat (Rick) WHITCROFT, Jim, Rick and Dan. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by her 4 sisters and brother and their families. Predeceased by 7 brothers 2 sisters. Family and Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 2001 Dundas Street East, London on Sunday, June 4th, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Monday, June 5th, at 11 a.m. Special thanks to the nurses of the C.C.T.U. at London Health Sciences Centre as well as Doctor HOLIDAY and staff. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the charity of your choice.

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FAWCETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-10 published
ANNIS, James Thomas
It is with great sadness that we announce that Jim passed away on October 7, 2006 at the Garry Armstrong Home in Ottawa. Jim was born on December 13, 1917 in Hibbert Township. Predeceased by his parents Wilbert and Mabel Margaret (FAWCETT) ANNIS, brother Gordon and daughter Evelyn FISHER (David deceased.) Lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Marie (née VINCENT,) his daughters Dorinda McCARTHY and Sandra WALKER (David,) grandchildren, Melanie, Lori (Bob), Matthew (Kendra), Michael, Meagan, Erin, Alicia and Jessica, sisters Frances NELLIGAN (Frank deceased) and Doris McDERMOTT (Robert deceased.) Jim graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, in Guelph. Following his graduation, he practiced for a year at Blyth, Ontario before joining the Department of Agriculture with the federal government. He was assigned to Vancouver until 1948 and later worked in Windsor, Toronto, Regina, Ottawa and Moncton retiring to London, Ontario in 1978. He and his wife moved to Ottawa in the spring of 2005. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Thursday from 1: 00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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FAWCETT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-02-15 published
SHEARER, Dorothy May
Passed away suddenly at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Monday, February 6, 2006. Dorothy May SHEARER of Wasaga Beach, In her 70th year. Beloved wife of Ross SHEARER. Dear mother of Darlene (Graham) BRAGGER of Orangeville, Dawn SHEARER (John MATTHEWS) of Coldwater and Tracey (Cam) WATTS of Orangeville. Loved grandmother of Danielle, Samantha, Christopher, Alison, Kerrie, Kristen and Ben and great grandmother of Adden. Sister of Bonnie SALMINEN, Betty NELSON and the late Edith FAWCETT. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale after 12: 30 p.m. Thursday, February 9, followed by Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Cremation. Memorial Donations to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstone@sympatico.ca
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FAWCETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
MUDRY, Andrea Patricia Fawcett (May 7, 1941-July 5, 2006)
Andrea succumbed to cancer after a brave brief fight. A born Torontonian, graduate of Saint Michael's College, University of Toronto, she completed her education with an M. Litt from Bristol University. With her first husband, Ronald William FAWCETT, she became the beloved mother of Natalie and Tanya. She had careers in university public relations (where she won numerous writing awards), real estate, as special assistant to the President of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and as a writer (and member of the Writers' Union of Canada). She read and travelled widely and said herself, in her last days, that with her children and grandchildren and her second husband, Peter BRIGG, she had lived a full and varied life, although all of the many whom she touched feel it has been cut off far too short. Andrea is survived by her mother, Mary KEEFE, her brother Russell Stephen MUDRY of St. Catherines, her daughter Natalie Andrea FAWCETT (wife of John LEE) of Toronto, her daughter Tatian a (Tanya) FAWCETT (wife of Pierre Pascal GENDRON) of Toronto, and her husband, Peter Alexander BRIGG. In their griefs they all rejoice in Andrea's greatest joys, her grandchildren Pascale GENDRON and Maxime GENDRON and Sebastian LEE and Alexander LEE. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St W, (west of Royal York Rd.) on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at 11 o'clock. Private family interment. At the family's request, donations in Andrea's memory may be made to Pen Canada (www.pencanada.ca), 301 24 Ryerson Ave., Toronto M5T 2P3

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FAWCETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-03 published
PHILLIPS, Thomas
Peacefully, with family by his side, at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Thursday, March 2, 2006, in his 71st year. Tom, loving husband and best friend of Cecile. Dear step-father of Patti SECORD and her husband Galen, Denise FAWCETT and her husband Dale, and Katherine SAINT_DENIS and her husband Jeremi. Proud grandfather of Thomas, Lisa, Suzanne, Vincent, and Leah. Beloved brother of James PHILLIPS and his wife Theodora, and Jimmy DIMSON and his wife Nikki. Very special uncle of Christopher PHILLIPS and his wife Georgia, and Lisa PHILLIPS. Adopted uncle of David LEIDER. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (northeast corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway, 905-727-5421), Aurora, on Friday, March 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Private family service to be held. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Salvation Army or Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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FAWKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-27 published
Pat PATTERSON, Broadcaster And Writer (1921-2005)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation pioneer hosted Trans-Canada Matinee, launched Polka Dot Door and wrote umpteen documentaries, plays and musicals but always turned down accolades
By Sabitri GHOSH, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Kingston -- Even in the form of a disembodied voice, Pat PATTERSON turned heads. Her firm yet supple contralto, one Canadian Broadcasting Corporation listener wrote, was "the most beautiful speaking voice" she had ever heard. Furthermore, said the fan letter, Ms. PATTERSON's show Trans-Canada Matinee "has helped me raise my children, kept me informed on world affairs, and acquainted me with the little but interesting people in the world -- and always with a chuckle." Added the Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, writer: "Your audience has always felt that Matinee was you, Pat."
For Ms. PATTERSON, there was no higher compliment. As striking in person as her radio voice insinuated, the prolific broadcaster, author and composer wanted her work to speak for her; she was merely the transmitter. "She was very retiring and very unassuming," said her partner, Sheila GILBERT. " Her attitude was, 'I don't want anything. No fuss, no muss.' "
In later years, she recoiled from public attention, even failing to show up at the 1986 Gemini Awards to pick up the John Drainie Award for lifetime achievement in broadcasting. Orphaned amid the festivities, the plaque was eventually retrieved from a garbage bin (so the story goes) and delivered in private.
The lifetime it celebrated was rarely discussed by Ms. PATTERSON. All she would reveal of her early years was her birthplace, Victoria, and the fact she earned a licentiate in voice and violin. A precocious only child, she co-wrote her high school's anthem with next-door neighbour Lucy BERTON, a sister of writer-historian Pierre BERTON. At 21, she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and drove ambulances in Britain for the Red Cross. Returning to Canada in 1944, she moved to Toronto, where she hoped to have a career in advertising.
An agency man referred her to a friend, who referred her to another friend who worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. There, she landed jobs in the record library and continuity department.
"It was strictly the understudy in the wings department," Ms. PATTERSON told Peter GZOWSKI on a Morningside interview in 1986. "An announcer by the name of Frank Herbert was doing an afternoon concert hour, and I planned that program -- I planned the music and so on. One day, he was ill, and no one could be found to take his place. And the boss said, would I like to try it? So I did. And that was it: I was hooked."
In 1948, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation gave Ms. PATTERSON her own nationwide show, Pat's Music Room, half an hour of her diverse musical selections. She also lent her voice, programming skills and writing talents to a host of other network enterprises, prompting one columnist to dub her a "Jill of all trades."
When the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation joined the television revolution in 1952, the poised and telegenic Ms. PATTERSON led the charge. She often served as a pitchwoman for live-to-air commercials; writer June CALLWOOD remembered seeing her in one for electric stoves, "the kind that she just stands there and says she just loves her stove."
As Ms. PATTERSON's reputation grew, Ms. CALLWOOD's husband, Trent FRAYNE, was sent to interview her for Chatelaine. "You two would be great Friends," he told his wife. When the women met through a mutual friend, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Dorothy (Dodi) ROBB, they did indeed get along famously.
"We had the same sense of humour and the same ethics about behaviour she was a little more Victorian than I was, but we were both very proper women," Ms. CALLWOOD said.
When the still-single Ms. PATTERSON became pregnant and decided to raise her child herself, she turned to Ms. Callwood for support. "That was very unusual, to keep a baby in those days," Ms. Callwood said. "What people did was hide out and give the baby up for adoption, but she was not going to do that. At the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which was more broad-minded than most places, it was still a bit of a shocker."
Through resourceful time management and the help of close Friends, Ms. PATTERSON managed to rear her son, David, while working on three radio and two television shows at the same time. It was a remarkable feat that she divulged to no one but the most trusted of intimates.
She found sanctuary, as well as creative satisfaction, in her profession. "You sit in that booth and you are quite private," said fellow Canadian Broadcasting Corporation employee Liz FAWKES, who befriended the older woman and later babysat her son.
In the pinnacle of her Canadian Broadcasting Corporation career, Ms. PATTERSON was chosen to host Trans-Canada Matinee in 1961. Aimed at a daytime audience of women -- even as that audience's perceptions of itself and its role were shifting -- the public-affairs program offered interviews with the likes of W.H. Auden, George Balanchine, and Laurence Olivier.
"If and when women achieve that mythical status they keep fussing about, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Matinee should deserve some of the credit," wrote Toronto Telegram columnist DuBarry CAMPEAU in 1968. "It is lively and literate and any woman or man listening to it will be both entertained and informed."
Though upset by the abrupt cancellation of Matinee in 1971, Ms. PATTERSON smoothly segued into children's entertainment, arguably the love of her professional life. In the 1950s and '60s, she had collaborated with Ms. ROBB on a children's musical fantasy, an after-school television program, and three children's musicals. Now, the partners set to work on a new children's program, The Polka Dot Door. Besides composing the buoyant theme song -- still hummed on schoolyards and playgrounds across Canada -- Ms. PATTERSON also co-wrote the first 60 shows. "She had a sense of play, she had a sense of fun," said Ms. CALLWOOD, citing these as the cues for Ms. PATTERSON's approach to writing for children.
In a 1973 interview, Ms. PATTERSON also spoke of her strong sense of responsibility. "I think we're so conditioned, so tuned into the fact we're writing for children, we have to take care." She wanted her plays and programs to act as "good influences," she said, "if not in a moral sense, at least in a getting-along sense."
Ms. PATTERSON's words and music were behind many of the most durable children's shows of the 1970s and '80s, including numerous Sharon, Lois and Bram specials and Fred Penner's Place. She also developed and hosted short-run Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series, and wrote plays and documentaries for radio and television. Her proudest achievement -- a docudrama on the life of landscape painter and war artist David Milne, A Path of His Own, which she also narrated -- won seven Canadian Film and Television Awards in 1980.
A scrupulous craftswoman, she was a critic of her own work, too. In a 1990 letter, she asked the editors of The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada to drop all references to her musical Henry Green and the Mighty Machine, "as it had a very brief life, while the three musicals previously mentioned have continued to get productions after more than 20 years."
But real life allowed no such revisions. In the late 1980s, Ms. PATTERSON had a permanent falling-out with Ms. ROBB, which affected her personally as well as professionally. Even more devastating was her son's death in 1994 from cancer. "That was a disaster," said Ms. FAWKES. " You don't want your children to go before you."
Pat PATTERSON was born in Victoria on December 4, 1921, and died in Toronto on December 19, 2005, of cancer. She was 84. She leaves her partner, Sheila GILBERT.

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DIGGLE, Kathleen Rose (née FAWTHROP,) L.T.C.L., A.T.C.M., A.T.C.L.
Beloved wife of the late Donald Ralph DIGGLE (1989.) Dear daughter of the late Catherine Mary (SHRIVE) and Edwin FAWTHROP of Guelph. Loving mother of Terrence Keith DIGGLE. Dear grandmother of Justin Keith DIGGLE, Tiffany Louise LEVESQUE and Tara Lyn DIGGLE. Great-grandmother of Luc Joseph LEVESQUE. Survived by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law in England and several cousins in California and North Carolina. Kathleen was a member of the Baptist Church (Convention Baptist of Ontario and Quebec) and a life member of the Baptist Missionary Society. Mrs. DIGGLE was well known as a church organist and choir leader. Kathleen taught piano, organ and the theory of music in many places in Ontario under the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. She was a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association and held the offices of President and Secretary of the O.R.M.T.A. She also was a member of the Royal College of Organists and graduated with degrees in piano and organ from Trinity College of Music, London, England and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Kathleen and Don met and were married in Trinity Baptist Church in Hamilton during World War 2. Don served as a pilot with the Royal Air Force of Britain for 6 years in many parts of the world. Don was a manager with the Canada Trust in Hamilton, Guelph, Barrie and Burlington and Kathleen was a Rotary and Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire member in these places. A graveside service will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph, on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the Christian Blind Mission International, Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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DIGGLE, Kathleen Rose (née FAWTHROP) L.T.C.L., A.T.C.M., A.T.C.L.
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2006 in Etobicoke. Beloved wife of the late Donald Ralph DIGGLE (1989.) Dear daughter of the late Catherine Mary (SHRIVE) and Edwin FAWTHROP of Guelph. Loving mother of Terrence Keith DIGGLE. Dear grandmother of Justin Keith DIGGLE, Tiffany Louise LEVESQUE and Tara Lyn DIGGLE. Great grandmother of Luc Joseph LEVESQUE. Interment took place January 24, 2006 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. A memorial service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Christian Blind Mission International, Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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