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KNEALE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-14 published
PLANT, Emily Viola (formerly BEATTY, FERGUSON, née HEINMILLER)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, October 12, 2006. Emily PLANT (née HEINMILLER) of Owen Sound in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Mel PLANT, Norman BEATTY and Percy FERGUSON. Dear mother of Barbara and her husband Roy ANGEL of Tara and Joanne and her husband Doug BARBER of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by four grandchildren Carol, Doug, Bill and Tracy, ten great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild, three step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Also survived by a brother George HEINMILLER and his wife Joan of White Rock, British Columbia and a sister Pauline and her husband John KNEALE of Kitchener. Predeceased by three sisters Ruth KING, Betty GILLEN and Dorothy SWENERTON. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Saturday from 12 noon until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation MRI or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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KNEALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-30 published
WATT, James Richard
Past President - Kiwanis Golden K, Barrie Chapter
Passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie with his family by his side. James WATT, formerly of Brantford, aged 79 years. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee ROSS) for 57 years. Loving father of Sara and Ross (Judith.) Cherished Gampi to Andrew HOPKINS, Christine BARFITT Jr., Ian HOPKINS, Savana HARTLEY, Alyssa HARTLEY and Lauren WATT. Survived by his sister Janice KNEALE of Brantford. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes (Clapperton and Worsley Streets) Barrie, on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Cremation. A private family interment will be held in Brantford at the later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Victoria Hospital's "I Believe" campaign would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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KNECHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
BUCKLEY, R. Joseph
In his 74th year, peacefully at home in Picton, Ontario, with his beloved long-time partner and friend Marian OLSSEN and brother Peter James by his side, courageously lost his life to cancer on February 20, 2006. Survived by his 6 children, Frances KENNEDY of Port Stanley, Patricia BUCKLEY, Chris (Jocelyn) BUCKLEY, Sheila (Peter) VAISLER, Barbara JEFFERY, all of London, Peter (Colleen) BUCKLEY of Sarnia and their mother Myra KNECHT of London. Proud grandfather of 15: Matthew, Christopher, Peter James, Joseph, Sarah, Michael, Trevor, Hailey, Melanie, Emily, Tyler, Jesse, Peter Boniface II, Adelaide and his angel Travis. Predeceased by his parents Winifred and Peter BUCKLEY of Toronto. Devoted brother to Peter James (Pat) BUCKLEY of Barrie and Joan (Paul) LEGGE of London and much loved Uncle Joe to 13 nieces and nephews. After an extensive early career in time study and engineering with several manufacturers, he joined Woods Gordon in 1969, and became a partner in 1970. He retired as a Senior Partner in 1990 (then Ernst and Young). He was a part-time cattleman, drummer and band manager in the Lucknow area from 1970-1973, and standard bred horseman in Poplar Hill, 1974-1984. In his spare time, he graduated from the Executive M.B.A. Program at University of Toronto in 1991. In 1995 he was licensed as a financial advisor, a role he excelled in until his passing. He was devoted to his Catholic faith, most recently with his service to St. Gregory the Great Parish in Picton as Chair of the Building Fund and Chair of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He enjoyed and was deeply involved in the town of Picton, acting as fundraiser for local political campaigns, and making sure all knew of the beauty and history of the County. He spoke often of his appreciation of all of his Friends, clients and associates for their continuous support. Joe had a love of life and a belief that life was a gift to be grateful for and cherished, an outlook that touched all who knew him. He lived his life this way until the end. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Toronto, April 22, 2006 at noon.

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KNECHTEL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-27 published
Folk fest director hanging it up
Summerfolk artistic director won't return after this summer
By Bill HENRY
A search begins this week for the next Summerfolk artistic director.
Liz HARVEY- FOULDS, heading into her second festival this summer, has told the Georgian Bay Folk Society board she won't apply to renew her two-year contract.
Trying to program the music festival from her home near Thunder Bay has been frustrating and difficult while teaching high school full-time, HARVEY- FOULDS said in an interview Saturday.
When she took over the part-time contract position in the fall of 2004 from Don BIRD, who resigned after a dispute with the board, HARVEY- FOULDS was teaching part-time and planned to relocate to Owen Sound and teach school here. She said she gave that idea up after realizing she would lose seniority and have no job security.
“I've agonized and tossed and turned over this,” HARVEY- FOULDS said as folk society volunteers set up for the annual Last Chance Saloon concert and competitive audition for a main stage slot this summer.
HARVEY- FOULDS said the working relationship with the board has been “terrific,” there's no controversy around her departure and she regrets leaving after such a short time.
Folk society president Pam HEARN- ERB said the board appreciated HARVEY- FOULDS' early notice, which came weeks ago but was to be made public in a media release today. No public announcement was to be made Saturday during the Last Chance Saloon, which also serves as a volunteer recognition party.
“I think Liz has been good for us. She had big shoes to fill and we think she filled them well,” HEARN- ERB said.
“As a board we're totally fine with it. We appreciated her honesty and we certainly appreciated her being here. We think she's been really good for the organization.&rdquo
HARVEY- FOULDS has programmed the Red Rocks folk festival for several years as a volunteer, and plans to continue that. Her first Summerfolk lineup was the 30th annual last August.
She assumed the role with a goal and a mandate to return the event to its folk roots. She brought back mostly favourite acts from the festival's history, with a mix of newer, younger folk artists and a few veterans who had never played Summerfolk.
She said her plan then, and again this year, was to gather musicians who knew one another or could work well enough together to mix up entertaining and spontaneous music at the informal workshops, which are more vital to the festival's success than spotlight evening performances, she said.
“I tried not to focus on trying to prove anything to anybody, because there was a lot of pressure I realized after the event on me to prove that I could do it. I decided not to think about that, but instead to think about a celebration of the festival's past and the strengths of the community and making the weekend a really wonderful experience.&rdquo
She said she was justifiably criticized by some last year for hiring too few women, not enough country musicians, and especially not enough world music. She's fixed that this year with a lineup announced Saturday night which includes African guitarists, several Cuban and Latin jazz groups, a long list of women songwriters and singers, and several country music performers.
The lineup for the August 18, 19 and 20 festival at Kelso Beach includes:
Plenty of Cuban, African and Latin American acts for world music fans, including The African Guitar, Jane Bunnett and her band of Cuban and Canadian jazz players, a 12-piece band from Cuba, the Latin Jazz band Flamenco Caravan, and Latin jazz singer Eliana Cuevas.
Prairie Oyster and Alan Rhody from Nashville for country fans.
A long list of women including Juno winner Lynn Miles, Mae Moore with Lester Quitzau, blues singer Rita Chiarelli, The Anne Lindsay Band, and Fig for A Kiss, featuring Sahra Featherstone.
Songwriters Bill Bourne; Alex Sinclair of Tamarack; Ottawa-area newcomer Brock ZEEMAN; and both Steve DICKINSON and David SEREDA from the Owen Sound area, as well as Walkerton's Richard KNECHTEL.
Groups include East Coast rockers and award winners Chucky Danger, the Appalachian and Celtic influenced New England trio Crooked Still and Winnipeg's D. Rangers, who mix Bluegrass and western swing with a punk rock attitude.
Rob Elder and Friends, with Pete Devlin and Joel Morelli, who were clear crowd favourites to win a main stage slot with their 15-minute Last Chance Saloon performance Saturday night. It was the second time Elder has won the event.
Georgian Bay Folk Society policies require the board to advertise the artistic director position every two years. Advertisements will go out immediately with plans to fill the position by June and have both new and current artistic directors at this year's festival for a smooth transition.
Both the director and the president said Saturday there are clear and obvious advantages for whoever programs the festival to reside in the local community.
“I don't want to say that they should hire someone who lives in the community. That's not my place to say,” HARVEY- FOULDS said. “I don't think it's necessary to run the festival for the person to be here, but for me, if I'm the artistic director I need to be here. I need to be part of the community.&rdquo
When it became clear moving to Owen Sound was off, she said she bowed out of the position.
HEARN- ERB believes the job should go to someone living in the area.
“But that's not necessarily what the board will decide to do,&rdquo she said Saturday. “I think it's important to be involved in the community. Summerfolk is a community event. It really is and I think it's important for the person that's in charge of that aspect of it to understand the community.&rdquo
Only three of more than 30 candidates to replace BIRD were Grey-Bruce residents.
BIRD lives in Toronto but was originally from Owen Sound and maintained a local connection during his 10-year tenure and was able to attend almost every board meeting, HEARN- ERB said.

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KNECHTEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-16 published
ANSTETT, Laura Alberta (formerly SCHULTZ, née PEHLKE)
Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital surrounded by her family on Thursday September 14, 2006 Laura Alberta (PEHLKE) SCHULTZ- ANSTETT of Clinton and formerly of Stratford in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of John ANSTETT of Clinton and the late Charles SCHULTZ (1975.) Loving mother of Bernie SCHULTZ and Barbara YOUNG of Stratford; Beverley SAVELLE and Chris BALLA of Inuvik, Northwest Territories; Bonnie ROYAL of Clinton; John and Anna ANSTETT of Calgary; David and Nancy ANSTETT of Clinton; Paul and Beth ANSTETT and Michael and Bev ANSTETT all of Exeter; Patricia and Steve WOODHOUSE of Collingwood, Cathy ANSTETT of Stratford and Peter and Maureen ANSTETT of London. Sadly missed by 22 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Ella HASTINGS of Listowel, Elsie ALDER of London, Lorine RYAN of London and Lillian and George SMITH of Atwood. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 4 sisters, Esther KNECHTEL, Frieda MUELLER, Hilda SHORE and Ruth HAMMOND and by 2 brothers Wilfred and Harold PEHLKE. At Laura's request cremation has taken place. Relatives and friend will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Tuesday September 19 2006 from 12 noon until time of the memorial service at 2: 00 p.m. A private family interment of ashes will take place at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford on Wednesday September 20th. Donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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KNECHTEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-11 published
RUBINSKI, Norah Clark (1919-2006)
On October 9th 2006 at Caressant Care in Woodstock Ontario. Predeceased in 1998 by beloved husband Joe. Much loved mother of Jane and Joe (Maria). Survived and cherished by her dear sister Barbara (Jack KNECHTEL,) her eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and her nephews and nieces and their families. Also predeceased by her brother William HUNTER and his wife Jeanette, and very recently by her younger brother James HUNTER (Dorothy.) Norah will be missed by Friends all over southern Ontario who will remember her for her tales of living in Ireland as a child, stories that began "When I was in the army…" and her gratitude for every attention. A memorial gathering will be held in her honour at the home of Joe and Maria in Woodstock on Saturday, October 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. If you wish to attend please call 519-537-3828 for directions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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KNECHTEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-03 published
JOHNSON, Jean (formerly GADSBY, BOOTH, née RUTHERFORD)
Passed away peacefully on March 1, 2006 at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, in her 87th year. Predeceased by husbands Bernard GADSBY, Stanley BOOTH and John JOHNSON, brother Ian RUTHERFORD and brother-in-law Frederick SCYTHES. Mother of Rosemary KNECHTEL (John) of Ancaster, Ontario and Christopher GADSBY (Cheryl) of Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Survived by sister Margaret SCYTHES of Hamilton, brother Douglas RUTHERFORD (Doreen) of Markham, sister-in-law Connie RUTHERFORD of Devon, England, grand_sons Andrew, Sean and Colin, as well as many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United Kingdom Jean was a longtime resident of St. Elizabeth's Village until she moved to a retirement residence setting. The family wishes to thank the Mohawk College students and facility who care for Jean throughout her illness. The family also greatly appreciates the care received from the staff at The Meadowlands and Blackadar Retirement Residences, as well the care and compassion provided by the wonderful nurses, doctors, staff at the Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Peter's Hospital, 3 East. Cremation has taken place, with interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. A Memorial Service will be held at Ryerson United Church, 265 Wilson Street East, Ancaster on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 1 p.m. Those wishing, may donate in Jean's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, 88 Maplewood Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1W9. Arrangements entrusted to Dodsworth and Brown, Ancaster Chapel (905-648-3852).

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KNECHTEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
RAVEN- HANNAFORD, Norma Harriet (née KNECHTEL) (1921-2006)
Norma Harriet RAVEN- HANNAFORD (née KNECHTEL) of Calgary, Alberta passed away in her granddaughters home in the loving arms of Lisa with Kelsey at her side on Sunday, December 17, 2006 in her 86th year. Until recently she lived at Lake Bonavista Village in Calgary. Besides her loving husband Bert, Norma is remembered by her children, Chris (Barb) RAVEN of Burlington, Ontario, Susan (Michael) GOODROW of Calgary, Scott (Geri) RAVEN of Erin, Ontario grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) WUOHELA, Jacki (Doug) CLARK, Brandon (Vanessa) RAE, Andrew (Sandy) RAVEN, Tim (Shelley) GOODROW, Mark (Charleen) RAVEN, Holly (Justin) RAVEN, Sydney RAVEN and by her great-grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Kelsey and Connor MELANSON, Sabrina HEDLEY, Dylan and Rachel CLARK, Kayla and Jesse GOODROW, Lexus and Jaxson RAE and her beautiful boy Odinn WUOHELA. She will also be missed by Abby, her cherished pet. Norma was predeceased by her first husband C. Harvey RAVEN in 1994. She was a loving wife, mother, nana and great nana and was loved by all. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27th with a service in the chapel at 1 o'clock. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. A reception will follow the service at the Granite Club. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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KNECHTEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-10 published
RANCE, Alfred J.
April 6, 2006, in his 93rd year. Survived by his sister Ethel COONEY, Ladysmith, British Columbia, his children Gerri TOMPKINS (Brian,) Normajean CURRIE (John KNECHTEL) and John RANCE (Jean,) 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife Norma and son James. Interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens, 1810 Albion Rd. (at Hwy. 27) Thursday April 13 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill L4C 4A1.

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KNEE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-24 published
KNEE, Violet Marina (REID)
Of Exeter Villa, formerly of Centralia peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in her 67th year. Loving wife of Percy KNEE for almost 50 years. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Larry GIBSON, Perry and Nina KNEE and Darlene and Bill VAN BERGEN all of Centralia and Wallace KNEE of Saint Marys. Loving grandmother of Peter GIBSON, Tina and Christian PRÉMONT, Crystal KNEE and friend Ian GAWEL, Ryan and Justin KNEE, Jeremy and Jeffery VAN BERGEN and Jessica and Jacklyn KNEE. Great-grandmother of Merrick PRÉMONT. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Harold and Laura REID, Doug and Eileen REID, Wallace and Linda REID, Sam and Jackie REID, Mundon and Glennis REID and Audrey and Peter STOYLES of Newfoundland. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Lilly REID, infant brother Cyril and infant sister Evelyn, infant twin grand_sons, brothers-in-law Harry WARREN and Seymour KNEE and sisters-in-law Norma REID and Lillian KNEE. Many nieces and nephews will remember Violet. At Violet's request, cremation will take place and there will be no funeral home visitation or service. The family would appreciate expressions of sympathy to the Alzheimer Society. The family would also like to thank the staff of the Exeter Villa for the special care given to mom while she was there. Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, Exeter (235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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KNEEBONE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-11 published
NICKELS, Effie Mildred (née KNEEBONE)
Welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and reunited with her beloved husband Wilfred (1981) Effie Mildred NICKELS entered into glory May 10, 2006 in her 94th year. Born in Zone Twp., daughter of the late Charles Wm. and Fannie Ann (GRAINGER) KNEEBONE. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Janis HART and fiance Mike HOUSEMAN and her nieces Eileen KNEEBONE, Bonnie KNEEBONE and nephew Jim (Thora) MacDONALD. Also survived by her step-children, Edna (Harold) SMITH and Roy (Ruth) NICKELS. She was Mother Effie to Reverand Paul and Sandra SILVER, Second Mother to Janine RANGOONI, Mom to Mary Jean WHITE/WHYTE and Louise BRODIE. Predeceased by brothers William, Russell and Leonard KNEEBONE. The Nickels family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Paul SILVER officiating. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made by cheque at the funeral home to the Gideon Bibles. On-line condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com "A tree will be planted in Memory of Effie NICKELS in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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KNEESHAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-26 published
CONSTABLE, Dorothy Roberta (ALLAN)
Peacefully at Bradford Valley Long Term Care on Friday, February 24, 2006. Dorothy (ALLAN) of Fennell's Corner in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Jack CONSTABLE. Dear mother of Bonnie (James) KNEESHAW and the late Sharon CONSTABLE. Dear grandmother of Scott (Margaret) KNEESHAW. Predeceased by her sisters Eva REID, Bertha FRASER, Ruth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Kathleen ALLAN. Dear sister-in-law of the late Mina KELLY, late Bill (Grace,) late Mac (Jean,) late Ralph, and Blake (Susan DOWNS and late Shirley KELL.) Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment Sixth Line Cemetery, Innisfil. Donations to the Churchill United Church or to the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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KNEGT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-29 published
DURFEY, John " Jack" Arthur (1921-2006)
On Wednesday, June 28, 2006. dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy (née BRIDGMAN.) Loving father of John (Jan BARRETT,) Joan (Bruce MURRAY), Mary (Dave WALKER) and David (Shirley KNEGT). Proud grandfather of John DURFEY, Graham, Laura and Tim MURRAY, Mark and Erin WALKER, and Ian and Grant DURFEY. Beloved brother of Marion BRIDGE and uncle of Douglas, Harold and Margaret BRIDGE, and Anne and Don BRIDGMAN. Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Ave. Dr., Stoney Creek on Thursday, June 29 from 7-9 and Friday, June 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Fifty United Church, 1455 Highway 8, Winona, Ontario at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1. Interment to follow in Fifty Cemetery. As an expressions of sympathy, donations to Fifty United Church, or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated.

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KNEGTMANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-11 published
KNEGTMANS, Martinus Cornelis (June 9, 1919-October 29, 2006)
Martinus was born in Batavia (Jakarta) in the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia). In 1927, the family settled in The Hague in Holland where Martinus obtained a degree in agriculture. At the end of World War 2 Martinus returned to the Neth. E. Indies after stays in Australia and Java. In 1958 when the Dutch were expelled from Jakarta, Martinus and his wife Elfriede came to Canada where they made their home. Martinus worked with several engineering firms in Toronto until his retirement. Martinus is survived by brother Jacob, sister-in-law Irene, their two sons, Cyril and Sander and families; step-son Donald and family, all living in Holland. Visitation at 10: 30 a.m. followed by a memorial celebration at 11: 30 a.m. will be held Wednesday, November 15th at The Simple Alternative, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto, 416-441-1580. If desired, donations to your charity of choice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Martin, we miss you - from all your many Friends.

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KNELMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-25 published
Bernard OSTRY, 78, played key culture role
By Canadian Press, Thurs., May 25, 2006
Toronto -- Bernard OSTRY, one of the most creative public servants of his generation, died of cancer yesterday at 78.
Stylish, intellectual and visionary, he helped shape the country's cultural infrastructure as a government official in Ottawa and Toronto and, late in his career, as head of TVOntario.
His recent gifts to the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto's Massey College stand to enrich Toronto's cultural life for years to come.
High Style: The Ostry Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum was published last fall to catalogue the rich Art Deco and Art Nouveau furniture collection OSTRY and his wife, Sylvia, donated to the museum.
"The Ostry collection was really what justified us being able to create an all-new gallery on 20th-century design," Royal Ontario Museum director William THORSELL said yesterday, of a space to open next year.
Massey College established the Bernard Ostry Foundation 1½ years ago with $500,000 from paintings OSTRY sold at auction.
At high school in Winnipeg, OSTRY met his future wife, Sylvia KNELMAN. They studied at the University of Manitoba, did post- graduate work in England, then took up senior public service posts in Ottawa.
In 1970, OSTRY became assistant under-secretary of state, credited with being the chief architect of a number of multicultural initiatives under then prime minister Pierre Trudeau.
He later was secretary-general to the National Museums of Canada, deputy minister of communications and Paris-based special adviser to western Europe on culture and communications technology.
In a parallel career, Sylvia OSTRY served as head of the Economic Council of Canada and a director of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
"They made a very unusual and potent combination," said Allan Gotlieb, former Canadian ambassador to Washington.
In 1985, after serving as deputy minister in three Ontario ministries, OSTRY took charge of TVO. For seven years, he directed the educational channel's huge growth in international deals and became one of the country's most eloquent defenders of public broadcasting.

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KNELMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-09 published
KNELMAN, Frederick Harold
F.H. KNELMAN, Ph. D. was a giant intellect and deeply caring and active citizen a powerful advocate for peace, human rights, the environment and social justice. He passed away peacefully in Victoria the morning of November 8, 2007, at the age of 87 years. Fred was the loving husband of Susie and proud father of Kevin. He taught at the universities of McGill, York, Concordia, Simon Fraser, California and Victoria. In lieu of flowers, Friends and colleagues are asked to make a donation in his name to their favourite charity or to the Peace, Earth and Justice News (pej.org).

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