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LAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-30 published
WESTELL, Robert " Bob" Allan, D.F.C., Royal Canadian Air Force
Peacefully on Tuesday March 28, 2006 at Barr haven Manor, retirement home in Ottawa, Ontario in his 86th year. Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years Marion (née RANKIN) and lovingly remembered and missed by his children Bruce (Mary) of Calgary, Douglas (deceased), Ian (Ann) of Burlington and Ann (Wendy) of Greely and his grandchildren Jordan, Emily, Julia, and Lindsay. He is also survived by his brother John (Joyce) of Pennsylvania. son of Grace and father Roy, born in London, United Kingdom, he came to Canada in 1928. Living in several cities in Quebec and Ontario, he graduated from Glebe Collegiate in Ottawa. Bob completed a tour with the 428 (Ghost) Squadron, 6 Group in Middleton, St. George, England, leaving the services as a Squadron Leader with a D.F.C. He will be deeply missed by surviving air force mates Bruce Betcher, Dougie Douglas, Bill (Red) Brown, Bill Kruse, Chuck Carter, and Frank Ditchburn. During his working life he was employed with several companies including Tremco, Imperial Oil and I.T.T. / Tyco Grinnell before retiring in 1990 in Burlington, Ontario. Bob enjoyed his home and followed the fortunes of the Canadian Football League Ottawa Roughriders and the National Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs. Active until recently, he enjoyed playing golf with Marion and other Friends. The family would like to thank Doctor S. LAL of the Manotick Medical Centre, staff of Barrhaven Manor for their support and kindness shown to our father in his final months and days. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. Private interment Beechwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Condolences/Donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca or 613-233-1143

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LAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
PERSAUD, Mary Juliet
Passed away peacefully on April 12, 2006, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Catechist ARNOLD. Loving mother of Mary (Harold BARTER), Juliet VANDENBURG, George (Pam), Jemina (Ingrahm LAL), Arnold (Bibi,) and Roxy (Steve BAKSH.) Cherished grandmother of Wayne, Gerard, Sharla, Kevin, Sean, Verona, Sandy, Stefan, Vaughn, Nat, Alan, Diana, David, Alyssia, and the late Michael. Great-grandmother of Richard, Marissa, Andrew, Meghan, Tata'nia, and Jada. Sister of Albert DARSAN and sister-in-law of Janette and Ronald. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 2-4 p.m. Sunday and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church (928 Liverpool Road, Pickering) on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with visiting for one hour prior to the service. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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LALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-26 published
RAUHE, Johanna "Jo" (née VAN DITMARSCH)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, September 24, 2006. Johanna "Jo" RAUHE of Aylmer in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Henry RAUHE Sr. (1987.) Dear mother of Cobie VANDERNBORRE (predeceased in 2000) and her husband Maurice of R.R.#2 Aylmer, Marge MOEDERZOON and husband John of Texas, Joan LALE and husband Terry of Aylmer and Butch RAUHE and wife Diane of Aylmer. Loving grandmother of Nils MOEDERZOON (Mary,) Eric MOEDERZOON (Missy), Hans MOEDERZOON (Tammy), Jennifer HOPPER (Trevor,) Duke LALE (Pam,) Kristy RAUHE (Chad,) Kelly RAUHE (Joel) and Jason RAUHE and Ingrid VANDENBORRE- COUTO (Lino). Sister of Ans VEEN of The Netherlands. Also survived by a number of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Utretcht, The Netherlands on December 29, 1919 daughter of the late Johannes and Everdina Martina (VAN EKERIS) VAN DITMARSCH. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Father Gilbert SIMARD, officiating. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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LALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-08 published
LAWTON, Hattie E. (née LALE)
Formerly of R.R.#4, Saint Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, following a courageous battle with cancer, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry E. LAWTON (Dec. 24, 1974.) Loving mother of Donald and his wife Bev, Alex and his wife Joan, and Marlene SMITH and her husband Ken, all of R.R.#4, Saint Thomas. Loving grandmother of Sherry (Rob) JOHNSTONE, Saint Thomas, Kevin (Kelly) SMITH, R.R.#4, Saint Thomas, Scott (Carol) SMITH, Port Stanley, Debbie (Jim) Vance, R.R.#4, Saint Thomas, Donnie (Diane) LAWTON, Saint Thomas, Randi LAWTON, London, and Ryan (Tara) LAWTON, R.R.#4, Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by ten great-grandchildren, Sheryl and Steven JOHNSTONE, Brittany, Heather and Marley VANCE, Courtney, Sam and Kyle LAWTON, Cameron and Allison LAWTON. Sister-in-law of Charles and Berna LAWTON and Marion and Harry GILLARD, all of R.R.#4, Saint Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Roy and Edith (COLE) LALE, and brother Harry LALE. Born in (south) Yarmouth Twp., Ontario, March 29, 1921, she farmed with her husband on the Sparta Line for 65 years. Hattie was a member of Union United Church, where she sang in the choir for a number of years and was a life member of the United Church Women She was a volunteer with the Ladies Auxiliary of Extendicare, Port Stanley and a past secretary of the Union-South Yarmouth Seniors Club. Hattie was well recognized for her famous prize winning quilts since 1974. She was honoured with a community tribute in 1994 for bringing fame and glory to the community. She was named the Provincial Grand Champion Quilter of Ontario in 1980, 1989, and 1993. These award winning quilts now hang in the Ontario Agricultural Museum in Milton. In 1993, the Aylmer Fair Board honoured her with a Hattie Lawton Day at the fair. Each member of her family have one her beautiful quilts to cherish. In 1997, she was the recipient of a service award from the Canadian Cancer Society for her 30 years of dedication. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Union United Church on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care) or Union United Church gratefully acknowledged.

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LALEMANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
BRÉBEUF, Jean de, 1649 -- Died This Day
Jesuit missionary born at Condé-sur-Vire, France, on March 25, Ordained in 1622, he arrived in New France in 1625 and, the following year, was sent as a missionary to the Huron of Georgian Bay in what is now Ontario. A skilled linguist, he learned their language and preached there until 1629, when he was recalled to France. Five years later, he was put in charge of a mission near what is now Midland, Ontario Over the next 10 years, he wrote a Huron dictionary, steadily claimed converts and tried his best to care for the health of the Huron. Smallpox struck the community in 1640 and the Huron rose up in a savage attack. For a time, he ran a mission among the Neutral but was distrusted. In 1644, he tried again at Huronia, but, in March of 1649, he was taken by a Iroquois war party. Along with the missionary Gabriel LALEMANT, he was tortured, mutilated and burned to death. His bones are buried at the Martyrs' Shrine near Midland. In 1930, he was canonized with seven other missionaries. He is the patron saint of Canada.

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LALIBERTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
STOYANOVICH, John
At University Hospital, on Sunday, November 12, 2006, John STOYANOVICH of London at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Mary (PUCOVSKY) STOYANOVICH. Dear father of Steve and his wife Alethea and David and his wife Paula all of London. Loving grandfather "Dedo" of Tanya, Erik and Ashley. Also survived by his sisters Margie STOYANOVICH and Betsy LALIBERTE. Predeceased by his sister Nell STOYANOVICH. John was a 40 year member of the Highland Golf and Country Club and was always ready for a game with a handicap to match, "Thanks for the Memories". Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Centre Email condolences my be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LALICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-10-31 published
LALICH, George and Ann
In loving memory of our parents, George, who passed away November 4, 2001; and Ann, November 19, 1998.
Its hard to believe youre no longer here
We think of you, you feel so near.
In some small way, every single day
Memories of you come our way.
Loving memories we will never forget
Sadly missed along lifes way
With silent thought and deep regret
We think of you every day
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts, theyre always there.
Dearly missed by children and grandchildren

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LALONDE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-06 published
HARDY, Helen
Of Owen Sound and formerly of Lions head passed away at her residence on Saturday February 4, 2006 in her 78th year. Beloved mother of daughters Linda JAY and Debbie (Jim) MORRIS both of Owen Sound. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Sarah, Matthew and Sean MORRIS, sisters Shirley (John) LALONDE of Kingston and Betty McKAY of Sarnia and brother Frank (Beulah) DUNFORD of Tilbury. She was predeceased by her husband Alan, 2 sons and 9 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be at the Davidson Chapel, 71 Main Street, Lions head on Tuesday February 14th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday February 15th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Audrey BROWN officiating. Spring interment Eastnor Cemetery, Lions Head. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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LALONDE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-06-07 published
Gary ROGERS
Gary ROGERS of Wikwemikong passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre,
Little Current on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in his 67th year. Beloved husband of
Marie (née PITAWANAKWAT) at home. Dear son of the late Ralph and Irene
(GUAY) ROGERS. Loving father of Anakwat ROGERS of Wikwemikong. Dear brother
of Lynda (Mrs. Richard GURBAND) of Laporte, Indiana and Jacqueline (Mrs.
Raymond LALONDE) of Espanola and the late Eugene CHARRON (Snookie.) Gary
retired from Somerville Merchandising, Toronto as a Senior Prototype Tool
and Die Maker after 36 years of service. He loved the outdoors, fishing,
boating and his campfire. Gary was a people person and all enjoyed his witty
humour. His woodworking was his hobby. He had a heart of gold and enjoyed
surprising Friends with little gifts. Rested at Saint Anthony Daniel Roman
Catholic Church, Kaboni on Thursday, June 1st from 2: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass
will be held from Saint Anthony Daniel Church at 2: 00 p.m. with Father Doug
McCARTHY officiating. Cremation to follow. If so desired, donations to the
Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Bourcier
Funeral Home, Espanola.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-15 published
ROSS, Shaunna Marie
Of London passed away on Thursday May 11, 2006 at the age of 27 years. Shaunna was a daughter of Peter and Ann Marie ROSS of London. Common-law wife of John PROUSE and loving mother of Brandon ROSS. Sister of David ROSS and companion Rebecca TENNANT. Granddaughter of Gus and Doris LALONDE and William and Betty ROSS all of Wallaceburg. Also survived by many aunts and uncles. At the family's request there will be a private committal service, at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, Ontario. As an everlasting memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Shaunna ROSS.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-03 published
ADAIR, Minnie (McCOMB)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, July 1, 2006, Minnie (McCOMB) ADAIR, of Ingersoll, in her 85th year. Dear mother of Judy and her husband Terry SUMMERS of Ingersoll and Jill and her husband Floyd WEBB of Thorndale. Dear grandmother of Tracie and her husband Phil EVAGGELOU of Toronto and Robert HOEL and Diane BRADFORD of Ingersoll. Dear great-grandmother of Michael, Angela and Travis HOEL; Rena and Christos EVAGGELOU; Rayanne BRADFORD. Dear sister of Bubs LALONDE of Ottawa. Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Bill MAYOROS officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alzheimers Society would be appreciated.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
McKIEL, Brian
Suddenly at his home on November 9, 2006, Brian McKIEL passed away at the age of 38. Proud father of Mark and Alexis. Beloved son of Georgette and the late Joseph McKIEL. Dear brother of Pauline LALONDE (André VERREAULT,) Jacqueline LALONDE (Art) all of Sudbury; Dan McKIEL (Roula), Johanne HARRON (Len AUCOIN), Darlene McKIEL (Lorne MYLES.) A Special Uncle to his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday November 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-08 published
LALONDE, Mary L.
At her daughter Barb's residence on Monday, March 6, 2006 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley LALONDE. Dear mother of Joyce and Don SPOONER of Havelock, Barbara SHARKEY and Hank HAGEN of Campbellford, Donna and Don GLENN of Cobourg, Jo-Anne HODGSON and Cecil REESER of Cobourg. Loving grandmother of Dewey, Janine and Michael, Michael, Chris, Sonya and Tyler, Scott and Cynthia, Geoff, Rae, the late Wendy and Bert and great-grandmother of Staci, Kylie, Jaiden and Jensen. Friends are invited to call at the Weaver Family Funeral Home, 77 Second Street, Campbellford from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Mass will be held in Saint Mary's Church on Thursday, March 9th at 11 a.m. Rev Clair HICKSON officiating. Spring interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. All are welcome to attend a reception immediately following the service at the Campbellford Royal Canadian Legion Branch #103. Donations to the Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Parish prayers will be held in the Funeral Home, on Wednesday at 8: 30 p.m. Online Guest Book & Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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LALONDE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-12-20 published
LALONDE, Loretta " Laura"
In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, and grandmother (Nana) who left us so suddenly on December 19, 1996
It has been ten long years
Since you slipped silently from our lives
The years go by on silent wings
But still your memory lingers
When old times we recall
That is when we miss you most of all
The love, joy and devotion you gave us
To be kept in our hearts for all time
We miss you terribly
Your memories we treasure
And not a day goes by
That we do not think of you
Loving you always
Rest in peace Mom, you are in God's hands
Mike, Marg, Corrine, Lorann, Charlene, Jason, Carli, Andrew, Ron, Jane, Allie, David, and Lori.
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LALONDE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-12-20 published
LALONDE, Marsh
Loving memories of a dear husband, dad and grandfather (Papa) who, without warning, left us on December 18, 2002.
Things we feel most deeply
Are the hardest things to say
Just know how much we loved you
In a very special way
If we could have one lifetime wish
One dream that could come true
We'd pray to God with all our hearts
For yesterday with you
Because softly from the shadows
He heard a gentle call
With farewells left unspoken
He quietly left us all
Rest in peace Dad, you are in God's hands
Always loved and missed by Mike, Marg, Ron, Jane, Charlene, Jason, Lori-Ann, and grandchildren Corrine, Lorann, Carli, Andrew, Alexandra and David
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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
Bill HOPPER, Oilman (1933-2006)
Executive had the top job at Petro-Canada for 17 years and helped build the former Crown corporation into a major company, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
A government bureaucrat and oil-industry consultant, Bill HOPPER was the first head of Petro-Canada, the Crown corporation established by Pierre TRUDEAU in the aftermath of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis in the early 1970s.
"He was a very knowledgeable and dynamic entrepreneur and we hit it [off] very well right away," said Marc LALONDE, who was appointed minister of energy, mines and resources in 1980 by Mr. TRUDEAU.
Saying that Mr. HOPPER, who was already ensconced at Petro-Canada when Mr. Lalonde became his political boss, was "absolutely" the right man for that time, Mr. LALONDE noted that he brought a wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry. "He was not your traditional bureaucrat. He knew these people [oil-industry executives] inside out, he spoke their language and he was as aggressive as any of them," he said. "He had very strong views about everything…. I was probably as much as a son of a bitch as he was."
Mr. LALONDE believes that Petro-Canada would not have grown the way it did if Mr. HOPPER had not been at the helm. "A more sedate, easygoing guy would have made Petro-Canada vegetate," he said. "He was a key player in the notion of getting an integrated oil company, from drilling to selling gas at the corner store. That's how we first acquired Petrofina as an entry into the field."
A politician of an entirely different stripe, Calgarian Harvie Andre, a former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister, said Mr. HOPPER "became the target for a lot of the animosity toward Petro-Canada and what it represented to the oil industry, but he didn't create Petro-Canada. Mr. TRUDEAU and Mr. LALONDE did."
Mr. HOPPER's son Christopher had yet another perspective. "My dad had an incredible sense of humour, a way with people that put them automatically at ease. He had a wonderfully sharp mind, loved to have great discussions on public policy, family business and was just a joy to be around," he said in Ottawa yesterday.
According to a HOPPER family story, which journalist Peter Foster relates in his 1992 book Self-Serve: How Petro-Canada Pumped Canadians Dry, Wilbert (Bill) HOPPER was almost born in Ithaca, New York rather than in Ottawa. His parents were living there while his father, Wilbert Clayton HOPPER, was studying for a doctorate in economics at Cornell. Apparently, Mrs. HOPPER (née Eva HILL) borrowed the family car (a converted 12-cylinder hearse) in the very late stages of pregnancy and drove herself back to Ottawa, where she delivered her son.
After finishing his PhD, Doctor HOPPER was hired by the Canadian Department of Agriculture and moved his family back to Ottawa. Young Bill went to Rockcliffe Park Public School and Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa. When his father was appointed agricultural counsellor to the Canadian high commission in Canberra, Bill shifted first to the Scots College, a boarding school in Sydney, and then to Wellington College in New Zealand. After high school, he returned to North America to study geology at the American University in Washington, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in He began working for Imperial Oil as a geologist, but soon went back to school, earning an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1959. By then, he had married Patricia (née WALKER.) They eventually had two sons, Sean Wilbert and Christopher Mark.
That year, the HOPPERs moved to Calgary, where he worked as a petroleum economist with Foster Associates for two years before taking a position as an energy economist with the National Energy Board in Ottawa from 1961 to 1964. He went back to private industry, working as a senior petroleum consultant for Arthur Little in Cambridge, Massachusetts., for the next three years. Mr. HOPPER "revelled in the globe-trotting, frayed-passport life of the international petroleum consultant, living out of a suitcase, dispensing advice to companies and governments in West and North Africa, Europe and all over South America and Southeast Asia," Mr. Foster wrote in Self-Serve.
Nevertheless, Mr. HOPPER moved back to Ottawa and the public service, working as an assistant deputy minister in the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in 1973, just in time for the oil crisis that began that October.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a cartel that includes Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, unilaterally raised its oil prices and dramatically cut back on the amount of oil it was willing to supply to nations that had supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War against Syria and Egypt. The sudden increase in oil prices led to stagflation, a combination of high inflation (edging 11 per cent in 1975) and high unemployment (which reached 7 per cent in 1975) in Canada.
Even before the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis, Canada was in a quandary about oil and gas exploration. There was a bitter dispute about taxes, revenues and exploration subsidies between Mr. TRUDEAU's Liberal government on one side, and the industry and Alberta premier Peter Lougheed's Conservative government on the other. In 1970, Mr. TRUDEAU had asked Jack Austin, then deputy minister at Energy, Mines and Resources, to prepare a major study of the situation, including the possibility of creating a publicly owned oil company.
One of Mr. HOPPER's tasks when he arrived at Energy, Mines and Resources three years later was to work on this study. Mr. Andre, who was first elected to the House of Commons to represent a Calgary riding in 1972, remembers being impressed when he watched Mr. HOPPER present the oil study to a Commons committee.
"He seemed like a reasonably knowledgeable guy about the industry and the things that they were talking about in that policy were actually not bad," said Mr. Andre. The energy policy was to "ensure that there were markets for Canadian oil and gas" and measures "to stimulate the exploration industry." Then came the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis, and everything changed. "And off we went on this wild excursion," said Mr. Andre.
The energy policy was shelved, controls were clamped on oil and gas prices, the Alberta industry went into a deep depression and Petro-Canada was founded in 1975 as a Crown corporation to provide "a window in the industry," with Maurice Strong as inaugural chair of the board. He hired Mr. HOPPER as chief executive officer. "Mr. Strong was not an operational guy," said Mr. Andre.
The situation in Calgary was tough, said Mr. Andre, because Mr. Strong and Mr. HOPPER represented "everything that was bad from the perspective of the oil and gas industry." Mr. HOPPER never moved to Calgary, arguing that one of his sons was in a special school in Ottawa and he didn't want to disrupt his family. Consequently, he never became part of the local community. Instead, he commuted to the heart of the oil industry from the seat of government on a private company jet every week. Then Petro-Canada erected a lavish building faced with red granite, imported from Finland, that dominated the Calgary skyline.
During Mr. HOPPER's tenure, Petro-Canada changed from a "window on the oil industry" and a resource-based company to an acquisitions-hungry monolith that also became a refinery- and retail-based company, buying Pacific Petroleums Ltd., Petrofina Canada Inc. and the network of Gulf Canada service stations, among other purchases. Mr. HOPPER eventually became a director of the corporation and chairman of the board as well as Chief Executive Officer of the company.
"The empire grew, but it didn't become profitable," said Mr. Andre, adding that "it couldn't have done it without the largesse of the federal government."
The upside of being a Crown corporation is that you have almost unlimited resources, so there is almost no possibility of bankruptcy. The downside is that you are accountable to the Canadian taxpayers and the political will of the government of the day.
Even after Brian Mulroney became prime minister, wining a landslide victory in 1984, Mr. HOPPER was still able to persuade the Conservatives to purchase the downstream assets of Gulf Oil from the Reichmann family. But, in the late 1980s, there was a concerted push to get the government out of the business of pumping gasoline.
Mr. HOPPER wasn't opposed to privatization, but he was not the right person to do it, in Mr. Andre's opinion, because "you were asking him to undo everything that he had done." The company began selling shares to the public in July of 1991. But Petro-Canada remained 70 per cent owned by the federal government during Mr. HOPPER's tenure.
By the early 1990s, the board had many experienced financial and oil-industry directors, several of whom were less supportive of Mr. HOPPER's managerial style. Rumours started circulating that Mr. HOPPER was an autocratic boss. Added to these problems, the company posted a $143-million loss in 1991. The next year, the results were dramatically better, showing a profit of $109-million, but the board had lost confidence in Mr. HOPPER, feeling, among other complaints, that he didn't work hard enough.
At a board meeting in January of 1993, Mr. HOPPER was fired. James Stanford, who had been named president of Petro-Canada in April of 1990, succeeded him as Chief Executive Officer.
After leaving Petro-Canada, Mr. HOPPER returned to Ottawa. "It didn't come out of the blue," he told a Globe and Mail reporter who asked him about his ouster. "I feel terrific. I'm 60 years old, I've been in this for a long time. For 17 years I've commuted, much to the dismay of Calgarians," he said. "I'm not unhappy about all this."
The exact details of his severance package were not clear, but, based on his more than $400,000 annual salary, it was speculated at the time that he received more than $1.2-million.
After that, Mr. HOPPER, the man who had been such a large and often contentious figure in the oil industry, kept a low profile, although his name was linked with business interests connected to his old friend, Mr. Strong. "He's been doing some board work as well as being a great father and grandfather," his younger son, Christopher, said yesterday.
Mr. HOPPER, who had always enjoyed an expansive lifestyle, had suffered from heart disease in recent years. He had valve surgery and suffered from heart-rhythm problems, but these had been corrected, according to his younger son.
Last Friday, Mr. HOPPER suffered a fall and broke one of his shoulders. On Monday, he underwent shoulder-replacement surgery, then suffered what appeared to be a heart attack or stroke.
Wilbert (Bill) HOPPER was born in Ottawa on March 14, 1933. He died at Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on Monday of complications following surgery. He was 73. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two sons and five grandchildren.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-25 published
ISAAC, Catherine Kathleen (née KOZUB)
The Grande Dame of our lives has moved up in the world and joined the angels. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Kay ISAAC at King Gardens Retirement Home, Mississauga, on Sunday, October 22nd, 2006, at the age of 83. Kay was predeceased by her husband Charlie ISAAC. She is lovingly remembered by Vera ISAAC (Stan), George (Jennifer) ISAAC, JoAnne (Carl) COPELAND and Dianne LALONDE. She will be deeply missed by her two grandchildren Charles COPELAND and Jessica EAMAN. She is predeceased by her brothers Joe and Mike and her sisters Doris and Mary. She is survived by her sister Vera and sister-in-law Ruby. Kay (Auntie Cassie) will so be missed by several nieces, nephews and many Friends. Kay was a registered nurse graduating from Hamilton General in 1946. This second to none Florence Nightingale had a long and varied nursing career spanning over 40 years in New York City, St. Catharines, and Brampton. Her skillful nursing care and generous spirit was greatly appreciated by her patients and their families. When her batteries needed recharging she sought refuge in the sunny climes of Antigua where her second family affectionately refers to her as Auntie Kay. Artistically talented, she sent ceramic angel creations around the globe, fashioned silver trays and performed sewing miracles. She also found time to be a prize winning gardener and prize winning deep sea fisher woman. She will be most remembered for her love of dancing and bingo and her warm and loving home that provided refuge for many a tender/wayward student. Despite being crippled by the adversity of heart attacks, neurological disease and broken bones she maintained her indomitable spirit and joy for life. Kay was an active participant in the many activities at King Gardens retirement home, making many Friends with the residents and staff. She will be deeply missed by her Friends there. The family would like to thank the staff for their excellent care given to Kay over the years. The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, on Thursday, October 26th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, October 27th, 2006 from 11-1. (905-684-6346). We will be celebrating her life on Friday, October 27th, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow in Victoria Lawn Cemetery.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
ISAAC, Catherine Kathleen (née KOZUB)
The Grande Dame of our lives has moved up in the world and joined the angels. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Kay ISAAC at King Gardens Retirement Home, Mississauga, on Sunday, October 22nd, 2006, at the age of 83. Kay was predeceased by her husband Charlie ISAAC. She is lovingly remembered by Vera ISAAC (Stan), George (Jennifer) ISAAC, JoAnne (Carl) COPELAND and Dianne LALONDE. She will be deeply missed by her two grandchildren Charles COPELAND and Jessica EAMAN. She is predeceased by her brothers Joe and Mike and her sisters Doris and Mary. She is survived by her sister Vera and sister-in-law Ruby. Kay (Auntie Cassie) will so be missed by several nieces, nephews and many Friends. Kay was a registered nurse graduating from Hamilton General in 1946. This second to none Florence Nightingale had a long and varied nursing career spanning over 40 years in New York City, St. Catharines, and Brampton. Her skillful nursing care and generous spirit was greatly appreciated by her patients and their families. When her batteries needed recharging she sought refuge in the sunny climes of Antigua where her second family affectionately refers to her as Auntie Kay. Artistically talented, she sent ceramic angel creations around the globe, fashioned silver trays and performed sewing miracles. She also found time to be a prize winning gardener and prize winning deep sea fisher woman. She will be most remembered for her love of dancing and bingo and her warm and loving home that provided refuge for many a tender/wayward student. Despite being crippled by the adversity of heart attacks, neurological disease and broken bones she maintained her indomitable spirit and joy for life. Kay was an active participant in the many activities at King Gardens retirement home, making many Friends with the residents and staff. She will be deeply missed by her Friends there. The family would like to thank the staff for their excellent care given to Kay over the years. The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, on Thursday, October 26th, 2006 from 24 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, October 27th, 2006 from 11-1. (905-684-6346). We will be celebrating her life on Friday, October 27th, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow in Victoria Lawn Cemetery.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-20 published
DAWSON, William M'Clean
At Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Friday, November 17, 2006. William M'Clean DAWSON, Q.C. of Sarnia. Beloved partner of Janet BREMNER. Much loved and loving father and grandfather of son Peter, his wife Anna, and children, Christopher and David; daughter Ann HOFFMAN, and children, Frances and James; son-in-law Jerry LALONDE, his children, Stephanie and Gregory, and wife Maggie LALONDE. Predeceased by beloved wife Catherine Weir DAWSON and much loved daughter Jane LALONDE. Survived by beloved sister Frances, her husband Allan WINTER, and children Kirk and Matthew; cousin Joseph POCOCK and his family; sister-in-law Jane Weir DANIC, her husband Jerry DANIC, and children Ian, Sue and Stephen. Predeceased by his parents Francis (Barney) DAWSON and Ann DAWSON of Sarnia. Bill was known for his kindness and gentlemanly ways, his cheerful nature and well developed sense of humour. His "mild little stories" as he called them, delighted us all. His was a life well-lived. He knew how to take delight in the myriad of small daily happenings. It was a wonderful instruction for all who came in contact with him. Bill enlisted in the Canadian Army at age seventeen, was shipped to England in 1944 and saw service in Holland. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto and of Osgoode Hall Law School, and began law practice in Sarnia in his father's law firm in 1952. Bill was devoted to his practice until he retired last March. He was an enthusiastic curler and golfer at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club where he was a long time member. Memorial donations may be made either to Lambton Wildlife Inc., P.O. Box 681, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7J7, or to a charity of your choice. Visitation at the Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George Street, Sarnia, Tuesday, November 21, from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, November 22 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
LEPAGE, Herbert " Herb"
Suddenly at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Sunday, February 12, 2006 in his 49th year. Herb LEPAGE, beloved husband of Denise LAURIN. Loving son of the late Joseph and Priscilla LEPAGE. Dear brother of Diane ADAM/ADAMS (Gilles), Ronald (Rosemary), Joseph, Darlene CARRIÈRE (Richard,) Marlene LAURIN (Marcel,) Eddie, Arlene LALONDE (Paul) and the late Gerry (Yollande.) Will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Rd., south of the 401) on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in SAINT John of the Cross Church, 6890 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Sick Kids Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
LALONDE, Audrey B. (JACKMAN)
Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Collingwood, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of her late husband WilliamE. Loving mother of John, Norman, Mary and Deborah. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Audrey will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Family and Friends will be received at the "Woodbridge Chapel" of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, March 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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LALOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
RAPTIS, Fotini
At the St. Catharines General Hospital, peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, February 13, 2006, in her 68th year. Beloved wife of 48 years to Stergios RAPTIS of St. Catharines. Loving mother of Steven RAPTIS and wife Thalia of St. Catharines, Christine MANIATIS and husband George of Mississauga and Harry RAPTIS and wife Christine of St. Catharines. Dear grandmother of Fotina, Stergios, Alexander, Margeaux, Katelynn, Panagiota, Stergios and Fotini. Fotini will be sadly missed by her sisters Kiki KANELOPOULOS of Greece, Anna and husband Theodore BARTZIS of Toronto and Lola (Nicolas) TSILIRAS of Mississauga, brothers George (Nikki) LALOS of St. Catharines and Stavros (Filia) of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by sister Tasia ILIOPOULOS and her husband Basili and brother-in-law Yanni KANELOPOULOS, all of Greece. Family will receive Friends at the Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel, 39 Court Street at King, St. Catharines on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will take place from St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 585 Niagara Street (at Linwell Road) on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church or the St. Catharines General Hospital. www.patrickdarte-funeral.ca

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