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GUNDLACH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-23 published
CANTELLO, John Albert
Veteran of World War 2, retired Average Adjuster and Senior Vice-President of Osborn and Lange.
Peacefully at his home on December 22, 2006, age 82 years. Beloved husband of Pamela. Loving father of Jennifer (Stephen DAW,) Geoffrey (Ruth EDWARDS), Mandy (Bruce ROGERS), Gillian (Mike WEBER) and Larry. Cherished grandfather to Ian, Claire, Alyson, Derek, Stefanie, Meghan and Stephen. Dear brother of Gerald, Thelma and the late Eric. John will be sadly missed by Laura and Kristy ROGERS, Stephanie GUNDLACH and many more family members and Friends. Visitation at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 Highway 20 (Cartier Exit 49), Pointe Claire, 514-483-1870, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Friday, December 29 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Special thank-you to Gloria Timmons and Doctor Victor Cohen for their support and care. In his memory, donations may be made to the Nova (Victorian Order of Nurses) West Island.

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GUNDRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-19 published
HASKETT, Charles P., Q.C.
At the London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Friday, November 17, 2006, Charles HASKETT of London in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Florence and the late Ainslie HASKETT. Dear father of James of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Myrna CASSELMAN and her husband Bruce of Toronto and stepfather of Barbara GUNDRY and her husband Paul and Nancy SWINKELS and her husband Harry. Loving grandfather of Joshua, Sarah, Jonathan and Joel HASKETT, and Adam, David and Melanie CASSELMAN, and loving step-grandfather of Christopher and Katie GUNDRY and Bradley and Stacey SWINKELS. Predeceased by his brother Bert HASKETT. Charles graduated from The University of Western Ontario 1934, graduated from Osgoode Hall 1937, was appointed Queen's Counsel 1957, a life member of the Law Society of Upper Canada 1987, Bachelor of Laws degree from York University 1991, past president of the Elmwood Bowling Club, past director of London Curling Club, past president of Highland Country Club and past master Saint_John's Lodge No. 209a and a member of the London Bridge Club. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Matthew P. PENNY officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 204-400 York Street, London, Ontario N6B 3N2 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street, North, London N6B 3H8. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GUNDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-09 published
GUNDY, James Henry, 1951 -- Died This Day
Investment banker born at Harriston, Ontario, on March 22, 1880
After beginning his career at the Central Canada Loan and Savings Co. and Dominion Securities Corp., he went out on his own in 1905 to organize Wood Gundy and Co. It soon became the country's biggest investment firm. During the First World War, he directed a special subscriptions committee in charge of several victory loans and was later made president of the Investment Bankers' Association of Canada. During the Depression, he took advantage of economic upheaval and successfully led a wave of mergers that involved such companies as Simpsons, Canada Power and Paper, Dominion Steel and Coal and Massey-Harris. As one of the most powerful men in Canada, he also served as a director on the boards of dozens of large companies.
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GUNDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-11 published
Kenneth McILWRAITH, Officer and Diplomat (1917-2006)
The quiet ambassador had some remarkable wartime adventures -- patrolling Palestine on horseback and being taken prisoner by the French Foreign Legion, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
A very private, modest person, Kenneth McILWRAITH disliked talking about himself almost as much as he loved playing golf after he retired from the diplomatic service. Nevertheless, he had some extraordinary adventures in his long life.
Although Canadian born, he served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, one of the last British cavalry regiments to still use horses at the beginning of the Second World War. He was captured by the French Foreign Legion in the Syrian desert in 1941 and held for two months as a prisoner-of-war of Vichy France.
After the war he had a lengthy career as a diplomat and ultimately became Canadian ambassador to Norway and Iceland. "He was a man of infinite courtesy and patience and he helped train his juniors in a methodical and systematic way that was quite rare among senior officers and heads of missions," said Roy MacLAREN, a former High Commissioner to London and one of Mr. McILWRAITH's juniors at External Affairs. "The juniors in the department greatly admired him. He would take any amount of time helping to train us and showing us by example how to conduct ourselves," said Mr. MacLAREN. "He was a very fine person."
Kenneth Douglas McILWRAITH was the younger son of William Norman McILWRAITH and his wife Ruby (née SOMERVILLE.) His father, who had left school at 16, was hired as a clerk by George Herbert WOOD and James Henry GUNDY as one of their first two employees on the day they opened their investment firm in 1905. Mr. McILWRAITH became such an adept and valued investment analyst that five years later, when he was 30, the founders asked him to open the London office of Wood Gundy (which is now part of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce).
Although a decidedly anglophile couple, the McILWRAITHs returned to Canada every summer to their cottage on Centre Island in Lake Ontario across the harbour from Toronto, and deliberately came back to Canada in the penultimate year of the First World War so that their second son, Kenneth, could (like his elder brother William) be born on Canadian soil. As well, Mr. McILWRAITH "did not trust the quality of British medical treatment," said his grand_son Bill McILWRAITH in a e-mail from Thailand where he owns a small resort.
Ken was sent to board at Boxgrove preparatory school in Guildford, Surrey, from the age of 8. At 13, he went to Rugby School, near Coventry in Warwickshire, the same school that the soldier-poet Rupert Brooke had attended, and then went up to Cambridge where he studied English literature at Clare College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1939 and a master's the following year.
Mr. McILWRAITH joined the British Army as a second lieutenant and served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, a regiment that can trace its lineage back to 1794. At the time Mr. McILWRAITH enlisted, the regiment (which had been given the honorific Royal in 1831 and designated the Prince of Wales's Own in 1863 in tribute to the future King Edward VII) was still a cavalry unit, a tradition that must have appealed to the horse-loving Mr. McILWRAITH. He, along with his batman, served in Palestine, riding his own two horses (which he had shipped by train and boat from England) on patrols. It was only at the end of 1941, two years into the war, that the regiment was mechanized, following its transfer to the Royal Armoured Corps.
While serving as a regimental liaison officer in the Syrian desert, Mr. McILWRAITH and his batman were captured south of Palmyra on June 2, 1941, by a French patrol (of Arab soldiers with French officers, as he later explained in a letter to his parents). As France had fallen to the Germans the year before and established the Vichy collaborationist government, the French and the British were technically at war.
Mr. McILWRAITH was taken to the local commandant, a captain in the French Foreign Legion. After a noisy exchange, the commandant sent his prisoner on his first flight by "aeroplane" to Homs, about 145 kilometres west of Palmyra. "The plane was a very ancient affair (four-seater biplane), the air currents over the desert were particularly active, and the pilot and navigator were more concerned with some bottles of wine they had brought with them than with the smooth progress of their flying chicken-crate," he wrote to his parents in September, 1941.
Lieutenant McILWRAITH was transported along with other captured British officers to Alefsis on the outskirts of Athens. That's where he saw the Germans for the first time. "The Jerries paid no attention to us other than to glance with a certain bovine curiosity at the rather motley looking party of British officers. It was obvious, however, that the French depended on German authorization for every move they made," he wrote.
Another "hair-raising" flight later, the prisoners reached Salonika, where they were kept in filthy conditions in a warehouse for five days and then interned for two weeks in the hold of a French passenger ship in the harbour. After the Saint Jean d'Acre Armistice was signed on July 14 between British forces in the Middle East and Vichy France forces in Syria under General Henri Dentz, he should have been returned to the British. The prisoners were shown the armistice and allowed to read the clause demanding their immediate return to the British, but they were still loaded on a train and sent across enemy-occupied Europe and through Germany to Toulon, France -- all the time in ghastly conditions, without adequate food or water.
In Toulon, he and the other officers were finally released under the terms of the armistice and sent back to Beirut on a French ship that sailed through the Mediterranean, enjoying considerably better conditions than he had endured on his outward journey. He arrived in Cairo on August 19, a little more than two months after his capture and after 10 days leave, returned to the fighting.
The Royal Wiltshire was the first British tank regiment to engage the German (and Italian) forces under General Erwin Rommel at the crucial battle of El Alamein in North Africa in 1942. Mr. McILWRAITH missed the fighting because he was ill with jaundice and desert sores, (a virulent form of impetigo that was exacerbated by sand, heat and the confined quarters in tanks). The sergeant who took his place was killed almost immediately, according to Mr. McILWRAITH's daughter Mary.
He later served in Norway and was demobilized with the rank of captain in 1946. Although he survived the war, many of his school Friends and army colleagues were killed and he suffered from horrible nightmares about the horrors he had witnessed. His daughter, Mary McILWRAITH, can still remember him shouting in his sleep and waking everybody up. As a result they rarely talked about their father's war experience.
When peace came, his father wanted him to join Wood Gundy, but he resisted and opted instead to study Canadian history at the University of Toronto for a year with a view to joining External Affairs (now Foreign Affairs and International Trade), which he did on September 1, 1948, after successfully writing the entrance examinations. As a student, Mr. McILWRAITH lived in a boarding house on Lonsdale Road. That's where he met Ruth (née KEOGH) RICHARDSON, a widow one year his senior and the mother of two little girls, Deirdre and Darragh. Her husband Pat had fought with the Canadian forces and been killed in Holland near the end of the War.
Although of different religions -- Mr. McILWRAITH was Protestant and Mrs. RICHARDSON was Irish Catholic -- they married in 1951 just before he received his first foreign posting to Geneva. During their three years in Switzerland, the McILWRAITHs' daughter Mary was born. The family returned to Canada and lived in Ottawa where Mr. McILWRAITH was a member of the inspection service, charged with travelling the globe to observe and report back on conditions in Canadian embassies and diplomatic missions. The McILWRAITH's final child, Sheila, was born in Ottawa just before their next posting to Tokyo in 1958. They travelled by ship, as Mrs. McILWRAITH disliked flying, a trip that her daughter Mary still remembers as the height of luxury and glamour. After a three-year stint, the family went back again to Ottawa where Mr. McILWRAITH was head of personnel for External Affairs.
In 1964, the fluently bilingual Mr. McILWRAITH was posted to Paris at the height of the first wave of Front de Liberation du Québec violence in Quebec and during a troubled diplomatic period between French president Charles de Gaulle and the Canadian government. While working in the embassy he took some pleasure in recounting to his colleagues how an earlier French administration had held him as a prisoner-of-war, according to his old friend and colleague Peter Towe, former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. McILWRAITH's final posting was to Oslo where he served as ambassador to Norway and Iceland from 1972 until 1976.
He took early retirement at 60 and continued to live in Ottawa where he enjoyed playing golf, meeting with old Friends from External and reading. He and his wife separated in 1990 and she returned to Toronto where she died in 2004.
Mr. McILWRAITH, who continued to live in Ottawa in the family home with his step-daughter Darragh, was in good health, surviving prostate cancer and melanoma, until the cancer metastasized to his urinary tract. He died shortly after receiving the diagnosis and having refused treatment.
Kenneth Douglas McILWRAITH was born in Toronto on May 25, 1917. He died in Ottawa on September 11, 2006. He was 89. He is survived by his four daughters, three grandchildren and his extended family.

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GUNESCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-13 published
PALMER, H. Douglas
Formerly of Oshawa, Ontario, born on February 18, 1926, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in London, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents Grace Valentine PALMER and Harry G. PALMER and brother-in-law William McLEESE. Father of Bryan PALMER (Joan SANGSTER), Blake PALMER (Kathi JAMES) and Brock COOPER (Laurence HEATH.) Grandfather of Beth, Cliff and Reid. Survived by sister Lois M. McLEESE, good friend Doris GUNESCH, nephew Douglas McLEESE and nieces Dale DANAHER and Karen ENGEL. Doug was an avid curler and golfer and active in standardbred horse racing as an owner and judge. After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces (1944-1946) he was employed by the John B. Stetson Co. (1947-1969). He later operated businesses in Exeter and London. Friends will be received at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury) for visitation on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 from 7-8: 30 p.m. A private interment will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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GÜNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
GÜNEY, Türker
After a courageous battle with cancer, passed away on January 28, 2006 at age 69. Loving and devoted father of Sacha and Michel, dearest brother of Turköz (Nejat) and uncle of Hakan (Melek) and Erkan, good friend of his former wife Marie. Türker will be remembered by his Friends as a kind and generous person. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital or the Mount Sinai Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 30th, at 12: 30 p.m., at the Turkish Islamic Centre, 336 Pape Avenue (south of Gerrard). Entombment to follow at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Pickering.

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GUNN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-30 published
VOKES, Thomas
Peacefully and with his family by his side at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound of Friday evening January 27, 2006. In his 87th year, Thomas George VOKES, the beloved husband and friend of Roberta VOKES (née GUNN) for sixty-two years. The loving father of William (Bill) and his wife Roberta, Alvin and his wife Wilda, Lois, Ruth Anne and her husband Howard GREIG, Ron, and Sharon and her husband Randy VANWYCK. Lovingly remembered by twelve grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Dear brother of Glen VOKES and brother-in-law of Marjorie VOKES, and Norman and Frances GUNN. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Della VOKES, by two brothers Orville and Kenneth. Thomas was a life long resident of Derby Township. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. Leslie SEARLES officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Coronary Care Unit or to Kilsyth United Church would be appreciated by the family. And in the end it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.

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GUNN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-31 published
GUNN, Gordon McDonald
Peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, March 29th, 2006. Gordon McDonald GUNN, of R.R.#8, Owen Sound, in his 76th year. Dearly beloved husband for fifty-three years of Betty GUNN (née LONG.) Loving father of Linda BUMSTEAD (Gary), Susan DOWNEY (Brian KING), Brad GUNN (Suzanne,) all of Owen Sound and Donna CLARK (Dan,) of London. Proud grandfather of Kevin, Jeff, Michael, Mercedes, Kirby, Justin, Cally, Brittney and Tori. Gordon will be sadly missed by his two brothers, Roy GUNN (Elsie) and Allan GUNN (Leone) and his sister, Marian KYLE (Lorne.) Predeceased by his parents, Hector and Millie GUNN; his brothers, Hector and Howard GUNN his sisters, Elsie HURLBUT and Doreen NESBITT. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Gordon GUNN will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 1st, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy
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GUNN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-20 published
COULTHART, Gertrude Mary (GUNN)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 at the age of 92 years, the former Gertrude GUNN of Port Elgin and formerly of Ingleside, Ontario. Wife of the late Eldred COULTHART. Mother of Bob and his wife Patricia of Port Elgin and Heather COULTHART and her husband Barry ADAM/ADAMS of Vancouver, British Columbia. Grandma to Val COULTHART, Leah COULTHART- HOWE and her husband Todd HOWE, and Ryan ADAM/ADAMS. Great-grandma to Darcy and Clara HOWE. Sister of Art GUNN and his wife Verda of Chesley. Sister-in-law of Mildred COULTHART of Long Sault. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Robert, Ken, Donald and John. A memorial service will be conducted in the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) on Saturday, October 21st, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Bob JOHNSTON officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery, Long Sault, Ontario. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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GUNN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-14 published
SMART, Robert Carl
Suddenly in Owen Sound, on Monday, November 13th, 2006. Robert Carl SMART, of Owen Sound, in his 55th year. Dearly beloved husband of Lynn SMART (née GOVIER.) Loving father of Tim SMART and his wife, Rhonda, of Saint Thomas and Rick SMART, of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of Jalyn and Kyler SMART. Much loved son of Samuel Jr. and the late Patricia SMART. Dear brother of Michael SMART and his wife, Margo, of Georgian Bluffs, Lynda HARTLEY and her husband, Bruce, of Owen Sound, Tiny LAWRENCE and her husband, Dayle, of Georgian Bluffs, Debbie GUNN and her husband, Allan, of Annan, Dawn DOSSMAN and her husband, Paul, of Chatsworth, Cindy MAHER and her husband, Brian, of Barrie and Casey BALLANTINE and her husband, Dan, of Calgary. Bob will be sadly missed by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Colleen GOVIER. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. For further information please call the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492).

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GUNN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-15 published
SMART, Robert Carl
Suddenly in Owen Sound, on Monday, November 13th, 2006. Robert Carl SMART, of Owen Sound, in his 55th year. Dearly beloved husband of Lynn SMART (née GOVIER.) Loving father of Tim SMART and his wife, Rhonda, of Saint Thomas and Rick SMART, of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of Jalyn and Kyler SMART. Much loved son of Samuel Jr. and the late Patricia SMART. Dear brother of Michael SMART and his wife, Margo, of Georgian Bluffs, Lynda HARTLEY and her husband, Bruce, of Owen Sound, Tiny LAWRENCE and her husband, Dayle, of Georgian Bluffs, Debbie GUNN and her husband, Allan, of Annan, Dawn DOSSMAN and her husband, Paul, of Chatsworth, Cindy MAHER and her husband, Brian, of Barrie and Casey BALLANTINE and her husband, Dan, of Calgary. Bob will be sadly missed by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Colleen GOVIER his brother-in-law, Terry GOVIER and his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Robert SMART will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 16th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society of Special Olympics, Owen Sound as your expression of sympathy.

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GUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-25 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Bernice Evelyn (née JACQUES)
On Friday, January 20, 2006, Bernice Evelyn THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (née JACQUES) of London in her 73rd year. Dear mother of LuAnn OSTAFIE of London, Lisa THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Kelowna, British Columbia and Lora GUNN of Dorchester. Loving grandmother of Shawn and Aaron OSTAFIE; Zachary and Jzayrene RODGERS and Justin and Conner GUNN. Sister of Ilene MYERSCOUGH (Harold) of Ottawa, Gloria LAVALLEE of Brantford and Bill JACQUES (Choeyni) of Toronto. Cremation has taken place. A gathering to celebrate Bernice's life will be held on Friday, January 27th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Dorchester Donnybrook Legion (1227 Donnybrook Drive). Expressions of sympathy and donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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GUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-15 published
COUGHLIN- JARVIS, Taylor (1981-2000)
In loving memory of our dear son, brother and grand_son, Taylor, who passed away six years ago today, February 15, 2000, at age 18. Taylor who has truly touched us, Will always be close in our hearts and thoughts. Fondly remembered with love from Mom, Dad, Tannis, Jane and Jen, Grandpa and Grandma (2004) GUNN.

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GUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-06 published
POWELL, Ruth Elizabeth (GUNN)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences -- University Hospital on Friday, March 3rd, 2006, Ruth Elizabeth (GUNN) POWELL of London in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Nelson POWELL. Loving mother of David (Ruth) POWELL of Walkerton, Patrick (Kerry) POWELL of Western Australia and Thomas (Mary) POWELL of Cambridge. Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ruth are asked to consider charity of your choice.

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GUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-09 published
EVANS, Charles Richard
In his 94th year, peacefully and with his granddaughter by his side, Charles Richard EVANS passed away on March 6, 2006. Charlie enjoyed a long life with his loving wife of 72 years, Violet, and the two of them spent a wonderful retirement together at their home on the Ausable River, in Port Franks. Charlie is predeceased by his wife (2003), and his son and daughter-in-law, Jack (2004) and Diane (1999) EVANS. He will be very sadly missed by his granddaughter, Christine GUNN and her husband, Brian, of Sarnia. Charlie will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Betty BURNS, his nephews, Richard (Carol) EVANS, David (Sylvia) EVANS, Richard (Michelle) COLTMAN and Craig COLTMAN as well as other extended family members and Friends. At Charlie's request, no visitation or service is being held. The family would appreciate expressions of sympathy be made either to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be e-mailed to: smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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GUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
MYALL, Gordon E.
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, March 23rd, 2006, Mr. Gordon E. MYALL, of London, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of 53 years to Margaret MYALL (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.) Loving father of Rob and Corinne MYALL, Peggy MYALL and friend Pat BAXTER and Brad and Pam MYALL. Dear grandpa of Jimmy HOPPER, Kevin (Nancy) HOPPER, Sarah and Emily MYALL, Jeffrey MYALL and Christopher DUNN and great grandpa of Kyle HOPPER. Brother of George (Ilene) MYALL of London, Margie (Alec) KELLY of Woodstock. Brother-in-law of Donna (Ed) THOMAS, Jack (Jean) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Calvin (Lorraine) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, all of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Joan CARVER, Irene CAMPBELL, parents Gordon and Jean (GUNN) and his mother-in-law Clara THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Sunday, March 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Adam Linton Dialysis Unit would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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GUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-14 published
HAWKEN, Robert Francis
Of Saint Thomas, on Monday, June 12, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite (GUNN) HAWKEN (1995) and dearly loved father of Doctor Katherine HAWKEN of Saint Thomas and Michael and Stephen HAWKEN of Burlington. Robert was born in Torpoint, Cornwall, England on November 11, 1925, the son of the late Charles and Minnie (GOULD) HAWKEN. He came to Canada in 1957 and worked for Massey Ferguson in Toronto for a number of years. Robert served in the Royal Navy during World War 2. The funeral service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. Visitation Saturday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to Elgin Lung Association.

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GUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
MARKS, William " Bill"
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, London, on Saturday, December 16th, 2006, William "Bill" MARKS of London in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Carole (TRAAS) MARKS for 55 years. Dear father of John MARKS and his wife Carol of Surrey, British Columbia, Janet MARKS, Lynn GUNN and her husband Kevin and Sandy JANSSEN and her husband Reinier all of London. Dear grandfather of Monique JANSSEN and Luke JANSSEN and Kristin GUNN and Jordan GUNN. Dear brother of Shirley CLARKSON of Lindsay, John MARKS and his wife Carol of Winfield, British Columbia and James MARKS of Toronto. Predeceased by his sister Joan JONES. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Chris KRAATZ officiating. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8 or to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GUNN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-11 published
COX, Jessie Rankin (née GUNN)
Died peacefully in Toronto on Friday, September 8, 2006 after a long illness. Beloved wife of Robert Warburton COX and mother of Susan Margaret Cox FORMICA and Janet Elizabeth Cox HAHN.

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GUNN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
TOMLIN, Donald
On Wednesday September 27, 2006, Donald TOMLIN passed away in Toronto at the age of 85 years. Don was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 22, 1921, the only child of Christian and Albert TOMLIN. Don is survived by his only son Gordon and grand_son Dean. Don joined Miller MacDonald in 1939 on his way to becoming a Chartered Accountant. He also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force between 1942 and 1946. In 1947, Don qualified for the National Honours list as a C.A. In 1954, Miller MacDonald merged with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, where Don remained until his retirement in 1985. After a courtship that involved frequent travel on foot to Transcona on the outskirts of Winnipeg, Don married his soul mate June GUNN on June 4, 1949, and in 1954 they welcomed the birth of their only son Gordon. Through the next 17 years they lived an active and happy family and social life in Winnipeg and at the cottage at Victoria Beach. Sailing, golf, cycling and cross-country skiing all featured prominently. Don also managed to fit in other work and community activities such as teaching at the University of Winnipeg, serving on the executive of several clubs, and assisting numerous charities. In 1966 and 1967, he served as President of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In 1972 they moved to Toronto where they continued their busy schedule. In addition to his usual activities, Don was very involved in Canada's Challenge for the America's Cup. Shortly after Don's retirement, June passed away in January 1987, much to everyone's sadness, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Don continued to live a busy life over the next twenty years, spending time with his family and Friends, being an active member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and the Chartered Accountants of Ontario, golfing, and enjoying his many luncheons with the Group of Eight. Don will be greatly missed by family, Friends, and anyone who had the opportunity to meet this very special man. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Toronto East General Hospital and the Metropolitan Toronto ambulance, fire and police departments for the outstanding service and support they provided to Don during his final hour. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 4: 00 to 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2nd. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd at 11 o'clock in Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. Reception to follow in the Leaside and Bayview Rooms of the funeral home. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1.

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GUNN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-14 published
EGAN, Cecily Ann (née GUNN)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2006 after a two year courageous battle. Cherished wife of Terry, loving and caring mother of Graeme (Jennifer) and Laurie Ann. Much loved grandmother of Cameron and Garrett. Loving daughter of the late Cecil H. and Jean W. GUNN (DINGWALL.) Cecily Ann was born in Lake of the Woods in 1933 and raised in Winnipeg. Lake of the Woods always had a special place in her heart as she spent countless summers there with her family and Friends. She attended Riverbend School and graduated from the University of Manitoba. Cecily Ann was active in the University Women's Club affairs and an avid bridge player. She approached life with intensity and passion and she will be sorely missed by her relatives and many Friends across Canada and the United Kingdom Special thanks to Doctor TEPPER and the 4th floor nursing staff at Bridgepoint Health. A funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Thursday, January 26th at 3 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 15 Gervais Drive, Suite #700, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Y8. Condolences available on-line at www.humphreymiles.com

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GUNN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-30 published
HARRIS, Norman Kenneth, B.A.Sc. (5T9) M.B.A. (6T5)
Norman was on his way to conquering lymphoma when he succumbed to heart failure on Saturday October 28, 2006 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family. He was the devoted husband for 47 years of Marilyn GUNN, his high school sweetheart, and proud and loving father of Roger HARRIS and his wife Chiara BORRELLI of Toronto, and Emily HARRIS of Riva del Garda, Italy, who were there for him when he needed them. Norman was born in Toronto 70 years ago, the only child of Ken and May HARRIS. He attended General Mercer School, Oakwood Collegiate and U of T. He served as a school trustee in the then City of York for several years. Norman held many positions in both the public and private sectors, but retired 15 years ago as president of his own company, Harris Gunn and Associates. He divided his retirement years between his city home and his country home in the Ottawa Valley, both of which he lovingly landscaped. At Norman's request, there will be no funeral. However, Friends will be received at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere near the Jane subway) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Norman loved every animal that walked and bird that flew. If desired, donations to the Ontario Humane Society or Lymphoma Society would be appreciated

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GUNN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
HULBERT, Christina (née TOMLINSON)
Peacefully on January 11th, 2005, Christina, beloved wife of Bertram HULBERT. Dear sister of Lillias TOMLINSON and the late Ivy BLAIKLOCK and Jessie NORRIS. Loving aunt of Barbara THAMER (David); George Tomlinson GUNN (Christine) of Vancouver, British Columbia; and David HULBERT (Marilyn.) Great-aunt of Caroline DUECK (Bernhard) and Katherine of Ottawa; Jennifer MEISTER (Darren,) Andrea and Matthew of London, Ontario; John and Felicia GUNN Jeffrey and Scott HULBERT. Dear friend of the Casburn family. Friends will be received at Saint John's (Norway) Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave., at Kingston Rd. on Saturday, January 14th, 2006 from 10 a.m. until time of service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment Saint John's (Norway) Cemetery. Donations, in memory of Mrs. HULBERT, may be made to Saint John's (Norway) Endowment Fund and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Till we meet again.

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GUNN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
KAY, Isobel Steel (née RUSSELL)
Passed away suddenly and tragically on Sunday, January 29, 2006 in Singhampton at the age of 69. Isobel, considered the kindest, sweetest person by her loving husband Archie KAY. Dear mother of Robert and his fiancée Anh KAY and Linda KAY. Adored daughter of Isabella and the late Samuel RUSSELL. Treasured sister of Nan SAUNDERS and her late husband Jim, Moira and her husband Bob YUNGBLUT and sister-in-law Christine and her husband Jim GUNN. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Ewan KAY and Catherine and James KOSTER, as well as her many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on Monday, February 6, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Homes - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A Celebration of Isobel's life will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple Street, Collingwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Hospital for Sick Children or the Make a Wish Foundation in Mrs. KAY's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down on us to let us know they are happy - Eskimo Legend

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GUNNELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-28 published
LAMPIT, Betty Doreen (née JONES)
At Four Season Lodge, Deep River on Tuesday, January 17th, 2006. Betty Doreen LAMPIT of Deep River and formerly of Saint Thomas in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late George LAMPIT (1995) and loving mother of Susan MORRISON and her husband Donald of Deep River and Deborah PEDROS and her husband Gerald of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Kathleen SELKIRK, Fiona MORRISON and Natasha and Matthew PEDROS. Dearly loved great-grandmother of Joseph and Robin SELKIRK. Predeceased by two sisters Peggy ROBINSON and Gwen GUNNELL. Betty was born in England on December 27th, 1922 to William and Ann (FUDGE) JONES. A memorial service will be conducted at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation took place in Deep River with interment of the ashes to be made at the Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances to the Four Season Lodge, Deep River Children's Wish Foundation or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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GUNNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
GUNNELL, Dorothy (formerly LANGSTON)
Suddenly, in Niagara-On-The-Lake on January 17, 2006, in her 80th year. Loving mother of Penny LIRETTE (Peter DUGGAN) and Russell LANGSTON (Lynda.) Proud and cherished "Nanny" and "Grand-Nan" to Reece LIRETTE (Teresa), Rachel, Mark, Jessica, and great-grandchildren Brianna and Dawson. Dorothy will be missed by her step-sons Eric (Susan) and Jeff (Susan) GUNNELL, and step-grandchildren Erin, Kevin, and Kyra, as well as her faithful companion "Danny". Dorothy is predeceased by two husbands, Robert LANGSTON (1980) and Frank GUNNELL (2004.) A memorial service will be held at 3 o'clock on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at Saint Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara-On-The-Lake. A Private Committal will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Niagara-On-The-Lake Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online guest register at www.morganfuneral.com

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GUNNESS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
WHEELER, David Arthur
Age 57, of Mooretown, passed away with his family by his side on Monday December 25, 2006 at Bluewater Health, Norman Site, Sarnia. Loving father of Charlotte and Richard, Welland; Stephanie (Brian), Sarnia; step-sons Robbie and Donny SCOTT, Sarnia. Special buddy to Christopher BURWELL. Dear brother of Ruby (Harold) GLOVER, John (Louis) ANDERSON, Lorne (Norma) WHEELER, Albert WHEELER, Nelda (Carman) GUNNESS, Norma (Sam) VANDERKLOET, Allan (Edna) WHEELER, Christopher WHEELER. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Evelyn (CARTER) WHEELER, brother Tom and sisters Inez, Marla and Ruth. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home Brigden on Friday December 29, 2006 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service on Saturday December 30th at 11: 00 a.m. Father Nick WELLS officiating. Following cremation interment Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Charity of Choice. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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GUNNESS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
GUNNESS, Carl
Peacefully passed away on February 25, 2006 at his home surrounded by his family. Loving husband to Hamidan for 31 years. Beloved father to Hamlet, George, Sarah, Carla, Sabrina and Horatius. Proud grandfather to Ameer. Will be sadly missed by his mother Lilly, his late father Jellico GUNNESS, his brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and all of his extended family including his congregation at The Overcomers Missionary Church. Friends and family may be received at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (one block east of Runnymede Rd.) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral Service to take place in the funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery.

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GUNNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-12 published
GUNNING, Muriel
At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Sunday, September 10, 2006 Muriel GUNNING formerly of Exeter in her 79th year. Daughter of the late Melville (1975) and Myrtle (Kirk) GUNNING (1986.) Also survived by several cousins. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Wednesday, September 13th at 11 a.m. with Wendy NOBLE officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Donations to Queensway Nursing Home, Exeter United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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GUNNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
BAKER, Nelson David
Age 96, passed away peacefully at his residence in Saint Marys, on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Born in Lion's Head, he was the son of the late William and Almeda (GUNNING) BAKER. He farmed on concession 6 of Blanshard Twp., until retiring in Saint Marys in 1977. He was a member of Saint Marys United Church. Beloved husband of Marion (FULCHER) BAKER of the Wildwood Care Centre. Loving father of Vivian BAKER of Saint Marys, Donna TURNPENNY of Toronto, Elizabeth and Elton BAKER of Sebringville, Brenda and Rob BELL of Saint Marys, Barbara and Murray MEADOWS of St. Pauls. Dear grandfather of Ryan TURNPENNY, Jason TURNPENNY and wife Christine, Conrad NOWAK, Laurie ROSS and husband Gerry, Nancy BAKER, Brent BAKER and wife Nancy, Adam BELL, Caitlin BELL and Melissa MEADOWS. Also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters Vernon BAKER, Vernetta BAKER and Freeda MILLS, sisters-in-law Margaret THACKER, Hazel BAKER, Ina PICKEL, Jean CARR, Marion SCRIVENS and husband Donald, Wilfred STONE and wife Lil. Predeceased by his first wife Mina CARR and his second wife Audrey (ESSON) JOHNSTON, a son William ESSON and wife Joyce, a granddaughter Tanya TINNING, sister Molesta KEW, brothers Oliver, Newman, Garnet and Alfred BAKER and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N, Saint Marys on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to the Parkinson's Society or to the charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GUNRAJ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-06-27 published
HARRIS, Wilfred John Jack
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, June 24, 2006, Wilfred John Jack HARRIS of Strathroy, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Shirley (CAMPBELL) HARRIS and dear father of Carmen and her husband James TITUS of Blenheim and Michael HARRIS of Strathroy. Survived by his grandchildren David John Bartlett HUNTER and Andrea GUNRAJ, Susan Loretta HUNTER and Craig CYBULSKI, Michael Ryal HARRIS and Matthew John HARRIS. Also survived by his sisters Pearl OGG and Dorothy MARSHALL, both of Strathroy. Predeceased by his brothers-in-law Rod OGG and Eldon MARSHALL, brother Leo HARRIS and his wife Betty. Visitation was Sunday, June 25 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, June 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment followed at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jack.

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GUNTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-13 published
CLARK, Virginia L. (née MOORE)
Peacefully at Bluewater Health, Norman St. Site in Sarnia on May 12, 2006, in her 93rd year, Virginia L. (née MOORE) CLARK of Thedford, formally of Tampa, Florida. Beloved wife of the late George S. CLARK (1993.) Loving mother of Doctor Nancy and Doctor Billy GUNTER of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Michael and Jean CLARK of Sarnia and Dave CLARK of Ipperwash Beach. Cherished grandmother of Nancy, Kevin, and Hugh and Lauren CLARK. Also survived by sister Evelynne BRENNER of Grand Bend and sister-in-law Madeline SWEITZER of Exeter. Funeral service to be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Thedford on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at 2: 30 p.m. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 from 2-6 p.m. at the Gilpin Chapel, Thedford. Interment at Pinehill Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Christine O'REILLY officiating. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice greatly acknowledged.

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GUNTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-12 published
ATKINSON, Archibald Hunt "Archie", "Tommy" (1910-2006)
Peacefully in his sleep on June 4th, 2006, at Ridgeview Home, Hamilton, Ontario, in his 96th year. Born Dorris, California, U.S.A., December 28, 1910. Barefoot farm boy in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Brilliant mathematician, freshman University of Oregon 1929, alumnus U.S. Naval Academy 1934 cum laude. First graduating class Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Fellowship 1935 (M.B.A.), Lt. Cmdr U.S.N. (ret.), navigator pocket carrier U.S.S. Bataan (Coral Sea, Iwo Jima, Tokyo Harbour etc). Proud citizen of both Canada and the U.S.A. Hamilton Engineering Institute Engineer of the Year, 1983. Predeceased in 1998 by the love of his life, Elizabeth Eleanor ATKINSON (née ILLSEY.) Survived by son Thomas Eugene (b.1944,) daughter-in-law Linda (née POWELL,) grand_son Tyler (b.1971); son William Illsey (b.1946), daughter-in-law Laura Jo GUNTER, grand_sons Rowan (b.1991) and Stuart (b.1995) former daughter-in-law Emmy VERDUN, grand_son Jeremy (b.1976) and granddaughter Laurel (b.1979). Innumerable Friends, colleagues, and professional acquaintances throughout the Hamilton area. Archie's greatness shone like a beacon. Husband, father, friend, philanthropist, scholar, speaker, thinker, inventor, carpenter, craftsman: There was no role he did not embellish. After World War 2 he moved to his wife's home city of Hamilton, where he spent half a century in distinguished service to his community and to his profession of civil engineering. Archie never rested. He designed and built his own house from the foundation up in 1952; consolidated a reputation for elegant and innovative structural design until his retirement at age 80 from the firm he founded and helped renovate the Rectory of the Anglican parish of Saint John's Ancaster in 1956-7. Archie's mind was amazingly wide-ranging. He developed the world's first composite deck, whose permanent steel formwork and built-in connectors made the floor's poured concrete topping not a dead load but an integral part of the structure. He paid for its testing at McMaster University, convinced a hidebound steel industry to accept it, and assigned its patents and all royalties from its sale to his beloved 'Mac.' Archie loved taking on the self-important. When Canadian building codes insisted that the only function of fire criteria was the protection of property, Archie questioned why a structure must stand for half a day after smoke had killed all its occupants. The result of his work is today's standard, which gives primacy to the protection of human life. Behind the public stage was a loving, good-humoured dad who imbued his sons with a fierce love of disciplined learning, not only in the sciences but also in the arts. His influence will go on. A Memorial Service and interment will take place at Saint_John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson Street West, Ancaster, on Thursday, June 15th at 1: 30 p.m. Reception after wards. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew's House, 414 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario. L8L 2Y3 905-523-5546 www.marlattfuneralhomedundas.com

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GUNTHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-10 published
GUNTHER, Magnus
On Tuesday March 7th 2006 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Jan DE CRESPIGNY, loving father of David, Kathy, Julian and Harriet; grandfather of Roy, Lola and Mikela. Magnus was a man of books, a hero to his Friends, and a great companion. He will be missed by loving Friends in many parts of the world. Magnus was driven by his belief in social justice, his hope for the future, and his implacable hatred of apartheid and racism during his years in South Africa and after. Born in Munich in 1934, raised in Johannesburg; Magnus spent most of his life in Canada. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Saturday, March 11th from 2 p.m. until service time in the Chapel at 4 p.m. Condolences/Donations/Tributes: www.mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143

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GUNTHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-14 published
Magnus GUNTHER, Professor And Activist (1934-2006)
Raised in South Africa, he left to escape apartheid and eventually settled in Canada where he regrouped and mounted a private war on the racist regime in Johannesburg. He later became an expert on Inuit land claims
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- The cut and thrust of politics fascinated Magnus GUNTHER. As a youth in Johannesburg and later in the Netherlands, he played active roles in the international student movement and in the struggle against apartheid. When those activities left him without a South African passport, he brought his passion for political science to Canada, where he taught at York and Trent Universities, and took on a number of fact-finding missions for the federal government.
As a student leader, he lobbied for democracy in Franco's Spain, for an end to French rule in Algeria and for black rights in South Africa. Yet he steered clear of Communist groups that had similar aims. As an opponent of apartheid, he gave support from abroad to the African Resistance Movement's campaign of sabotage against property within South Africa. Although always to the left of the political centre, he became a target of leftist critics himself in 1992, over a report he wrote for the federal government. It took the side of Ottawa over Inuit villagers who claimed they had been relocated to the high Arctic against their will.
For more than three decades, Prof. GUNTHER suffered from Crohn's disease, undergoing major surgery and periods of hospitalization. Yet he continued to be involved in international political causes even into his retirement.
"He was a very skillful backroom politician," says John Shingler, a former South African student leader and now a financial consultant in Montreal. "He knew the dynamics of a group and how to garner a majority of support."
Magnus GUNTHER, an only child, was born in Germany in 1934. When he was 2, his parents, Johann and Katerina GUNTHER, moved to Johannesburg to escape the Nazi regime and ensure a Catholic education for their son. But the father was soon interned in his new homeland because of his German nationality. He moved to South-West Africa (now Namibia) when Magnus was 12, leaving the mother to raise the boy.
After dropping out of medical school at 19, Magnus GUNTHER worked underground in a Johannesburg mine. But he hated having to supervise black workers who were more experienced than he was. Later, while attending the University of the Witwatersrand, he served as president of the Student Representative Council in 1957-58 and led a highly-publicized march through the streets of Johannesburg to protest apartheid at the university. He went on to become vice-president of international relations with the National Union of South African Students. From 1959 to 1964, he worked in Leiden, the Netherlands, with the Co-ordinating Secretariat of the International Student Conference, which represented national student organizations from a number of countries. While there he gave speeches, organized conferences, wrote articles and travelled extensively, working to further the group's fights against racism and colonialism.
A rival organization, based in Prague, was believed to be directed from Moscow. But it was years later before he found out that his own group had been largely financed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Despite the revelation, he continued his Friendship with an American student leader who had known all along. Friends cite that as an example of his forgiving nature.
Michael Stevenson, now president of Simon Fraser University, was involved in student politics at Witwatersrand in the early sixties. He recalls Magnus GUNTHER returning to South Africa from Holland at great personal risk to speak at a student conference. He showed up "like the Scarlet Pimpernel" with no advance publicity and was greeted as legendary hero.
By then, he was giving support from outside the country to the National Committee of Liberation, later the African Resistance Movement, a clandestine anti-apartheid organization of mostly white Liberals. It was founded in 1960 after 250 unarmed blacks were killed or wounded by police during a rally in the Township of Sharpeville. The group supported bombings and sabotage against property and government installations, as long as no people were killed or injured. African Resistance Movement was crushed by the South African government in 1964 after one member, Adrian Leftwich, testified against his associates under threat of execution. By then a professor at the University of York in England, he was disowned by most African Resistance Movement supporters. But Magnus GUNTHER continued to keep in touch.
"His view was there but for the grace of God go I," says Prof. Leftwich.
In his retirement, Prof. GUNTHER chronicled the history of African Resistance Movement in a chapter written for Vol. I of The Road to Democracy in South Africa, published in 2004. He writes there of his personal involvement in a failed attempt to use a Second World War torpedo boat to transport arms and explosives into South Africa and to bring exiles out. He also cites his various unsuccessful attempts to raise money and obtain explosives for African Resistance Movementusing his international student contacts in Algeria and elsewhere.
Leaving his post in Holland, he obtained a doctorate in political science at the University of North Carolina in the mid-1960s. While there he married his first wife, Phyllis SHAFER. With South Africa refusing to issue him a new passport, he was admitted to Canada in 1966 on a laissez-passer permit, which allowed him to teach at York University in Toronto.
Before long he had bought a 60-hectare farm near Keene, Ontario, with a friend and lived on it for a while with his wife and children. He loved ploughing fields with a tractor because it was one place where he could see instantly the results of his labours, says Phyllis GUNTHER. The professor believed he could teach himself to do anything, she says. So he took a course in plumbing and then installed running water and a bathroom in the dilapidated farmhouse.
In 1975, after Prof. GUNTHER was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at 40, he moved from York University to Trent in Peterborough, which was closer to the farm. Otherwise he refused to slow down. Few people were aware of his suffering, says Derek COHEN, a colleague at York. As always Prof. GUNTHER was the centre of attention at any social gathering. Friends say he had an infectious sense of humour, a love of conversation and a sincere concern for the problems of others, as well as a passion for books. While at Trent, Prof. GUNTHER supported many aboriginal and environmental causes, says Bruce HODGINS, then a history professor. The two were among dozens charged with mischief in 1989 for blocking a logging road in the Temagami wilderness in a bid to protect an old-growth forest. He was detained and fingerprinted, but the charges were dropped before trial.
From 1980 to 1983, Prof. GUNTHER took a leave from Trent to serve as a senior policy adviser with the federal ministry of social development in Ottawa as part of an executive exchange. Contacts he made then helped him win a number of future contracts with the federal government. In 1980, the professor separated from his first wife. Six years later, he married Jan DE CRESPIGNY, an Ottawa psychologist who had been born in South Africa.
In 1990, he wrote a report for the federal department of Indian affairs on the overlapping land claims of the Inuit, Métis and Dene in Canada's Arctic. John Parker, a former Northwest Territories Commissioner, used the research as source material when he advised Ottawa on the boundary line that would separate the new territory of Nunavut from the Northwest Territories. He calls Prof. GUNTHER's report "an important piece of work, well-done."
In 1992, the professor found himself embroiled in controversy after he was commissioned to write a report for the same department on the relocation of Inuit families in the early 1950s from Northern Quebec to the high Arctic. The Inuit were seeking compensation from Ottawa, claiming they were dumped and abandoned in order for Canada to assert sovereignty in the far north. Prof. GUNTHER's 400-page report, along with testimony he gave the following year at a royal commission into the issue, asserted that the Inuit were moved to an area where game was abundant, that the government had not acted maliciously and the relocation was actually a success story.
One critic of his stand was Andrew J. Orkin, a McGill professor. Ironically Prof. Orkin was also a South African and an opponent of apartheid, although the men were not aware of this link. In an opinion article in The Globe and Mail, Prof. Orkin wrote: "In short, the government-commissioned report is a systematic assault on the veracity and understanding of the Inuit who have testified about the event and its effects on their lives and society. As a result, it compounds the profound wrong done to them by the relocation itself."
But Sheila Meldrum, a former bureaucrat in the Indian affairs department, says Prof. GUNTHER produced a thorough and competent report, and was criticized only because opinion was polarized on the issue. The royal commission's findings were that Canada's attempt to restore "the natural state of the Inuit" had been "dishonest, inhumane and illegal." Eventually Ottawa paid $10-million in compensation.
After taking early retirement from Trent in 1998, Prof. GUNTHER continued to travel widely in pursuit of his political interests. He attended a United Nations summit against racism in Durban in 2001, was a member of Oxfam Canada's observer mission to the fist post-apartheid elections in South Africa in 1994, and travelled to Ukraine over Christmas in 2004 to monitor elections there.
Magnus GUNTHER was born on September 17, 1934, in Munich. He died in Ottawa on March 7, 2006, two months after being diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. He was 71. He is survived by his wife Jan de Crespigny, and by his children David, Katherine, Julian and Harriet. He also leaves his first wife Phyllis and three grandchildren.

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DAYUS, Lucy Marion (GUNTON)
Peacefully at Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006, Mrs. Lucy Marion (GUNTON) DAYUS of London in her 90th year. Wife of the late Jim DAYUS (1985.) Loving mother of Tom (Emily) of London, Brian (Lisa) of Saint Thomas, Daniel (Teresa) of Pickering and Maxine HOLMES of Burlington, Vermont. Dear sister of Nellie SMITH of London. Also survived by her grandchildren Rudy (Jennifer,) Brooke, Lisa, James, Jonathan, Sarah, Melissa, Logan and Danielle. Predeceased by her brothers: Alf, Russ, Clare, Joe, Bill, Bob, Harold; and sister Kay. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Lucy's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A reception for family and Friends celebrating Lucy's life will be held at the Greek Canadian Centre, 965 Sarnia Road (2 km west of Wonderland, on the north side of the road), London, on Monday, December 18th, 2006 from 1 to 4 p.m. In appreciation of Lucy's passion for nature and hiking and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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