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MAJER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
MAJER, Loui
In loving memory to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Loui MAJER, 1937-2001.
Always loved, always remembered and forever missed. The Majer family.

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MAJER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-20 published
Missing London boater's body pulled from lake near Erieau
By Patrick MALONEY, Free Press Reporter, Wed., September 20, A body found in Lake Erie has been identified as a missing Londoner who disappeared while boating with a friend last month.
Bill HENDERSON, 61, who owned his own renovations company, cast off from the Port Glasgow Yacht Club with longtime friend Joe MAJER on August 20 in HENDERSON's five-metre fibreglass boat. Soon afterward, marina owner Carol WOLF received a distress call, which triggered a huge police search.
But after four days -- during which the body of MAJER, 73, was found 13 kilometres offshore -- police called off the search for HENDERSON. Last weekend, a boater found a body floating near the small Chatham-Kent town of Erieau.
Police recovered the body Saturday about three nautical miles from shore and later identified it as HENDERSON, Ontario Provincial Police Const. Michelle SCOTT said yesterday.
That investigators, who scoured along the coast near Erieau on August 24, didn't find HENDERSON sooner underscores the difficulties of marine searches, she added.
"We have no control over the water and weather," SCOTT said, adding the original search grid didn't cover the eventual discovery spot. "That's what takes over the investigation."
HENDERSON, who had been Friends with MAJER since they were neighbours in the 1970s, was an experienced boater and hunter.
One day after the disappearance, HENDERSON was described by family as a "very, very experienced boater, fisher (and) hunter," who saw leisurely boat trips as "his escape."
"It was what he did when he could when he wasn't working," daughter Kara HENDERSON said. "His life was working, fishing and hunting."
The disappearances of HENDERSON and MAJER came almost exactly seven years after a 1999 boating mishap off Port Glasgow that killed five people. In that case, it was more than three months before all the bodies were recovered.
While this week's discovery was disappointing, police expressed some relief for HENDERSON's relatives.
"Obviously we always want to keep our hopes high (for) a positive ending," SCOTT said.
"It's unfortunate that it wasn't a positive conclusion, but at least it wasn't as long a wait for the family."

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MAJER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
MANAK, Milous
Formerly of Tupperville, passed away at Riverview Gardens, Chatham on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at the age of 73. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, son of the late Thomas and Marian (BITTNER) MANAK. Loving father of Debbie and Bill WILMOTT of Wallaceburg, Jeanne and Doug HOUSTON of Chatham, Sherry and Jeff CRAIG of Saint Thomas, Susan and Terry MAJER of Woodstock. Loving grandpa of Amy, Meghan, Alicia, Steven, Dylan, Alex, Allyson, and Kayla. Dear brother of Rose and Paul MANIK of Oak Park, Michigan. Also survived by three nieces and their families. The Manak family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden on Saturday, December 2, 2006 from 12: 30 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1: 30 p.m. with Fr. Greg BONIN officiating. Interment of the urn in Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (Dialysis Unit). Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. " A Tree will be planted in memory of Milous Manak in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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MAJER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-20 published
MUROFF- COHEN, Pauline
Surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 17, 2006 at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site. Pauline MUROFF- COHEN, beloved wife of David COHEN, and the late Ruben MUROFF. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Helen and Jerry FISHMAN, and Edith and Arthur MAJER and step-mother of Ron and Marilyn COHEN. Dear sister and sister-in- law of Abraham and Millie Golinker, and the late Minnie and Lou Brown, Joe and Selma GOLINKER, Sally and the late Harry GALLINGER. Devoted grandmother of Mark and Doreen FISHMAN, Gary and Sheryl RUBINOFF, Marcy SUSMAN, Martin, Steven and Marlene, David and Tami, and Joel and Dina MAJER. Devoted great-grandmother of 17. Services were held on Sunday, March 19, 2006. Interment Shaarei Shomayim Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 70 Blue Forest Drive. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Doctor Steven GALLINGER, G.I. Cancer Research Fund at the Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mt. Sinai Hospital, 416-586-8290 or Pioneer Woman Organization 416-636-5425.

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MAJER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-10 published
FIELDING, Carman
92 years, Monday, May 8, 2006 at the Meadowbrook Residence, Lively, with his loving family at his side. Husband of Gerda (ISRAELSON) FIELDING (predeceased 2000.) Father of Carman Jr. (wife Sandra) and Myrna (husband Ross CUDNEY,) both of Lively, Douglas (wife Gaye) of Sudbury, Barbara (husband Robert MAJER) of Lively, Karen (husband Ken SHAW) of Whitefish, Dan (wife Joanne) and Michael (wife Elise,) both of Lively, Kathy (husband Michael CULL) of Sudbury, Laurie of Hawaii, and Lynda BENNETT of Worthington. Cherished grandfather of 24 grandchildren Dean, Stacie, Kent and Shelli; Kimberly, Dana and Meredith; Sheldon, Tara and Sharilyn, Andrea and Nathan, Lori, Jennifer and Michelle; Shayne and Brent, Jonathan, Jason and Ryan, Jesse, Lauren and Jordan and Davina, 23 great-grandchildren Alexander, Gillian, Yasmin, Kenyan, Duncan, Olivia, Kendra and Darria; Parker, William, Fielding and Benjamin Graham, Grant, Kory, Kayleigh and Mykaila; Christine, Blake and Jack, McKenzie, Anton and Georgia. Dear son of George Parker and Agnes (CEASAR) FIELDING predeceased. Dear brother of Clifford, Cecil, Stanley, Garnet, Sidney, George and Frank FIELDING, and Amy MATSON all predeceased. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Resting at Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Funeral Service in Saint_John the Divine Anglican Church, Copper Cliff Friday, May 12th, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment in the family plot at the Parklawn Cemetery. Donations to the Carman Fielding Bursary Fund would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Thursday)

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MAJERNIK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
THORNTON, Wayva Irene (née BROOKS)
Peacefully at Trillium Retirement Home, Norwich on Sunday April 2, 2006, Wayva Irene THORNTON (née BROOKS,) formerly of R.R.#3 Scotland in her 88th year. Beloved wife for 62 years of the late H. Ralph THORNTON (1998.) Dear mother of Joyce and husband Raymond WHEELER of Paris, Marlene and husband Ed MAJERNIK of Norwich, Gail and husband Phil GRAVELLE of Scotland, Dan and wife Connie of Regina, Cheryl and husband Kal WAHTRAS of Lynden, the late Neil (2000) and wife Diane of London, Wallace and wife Nancy of Jarvis, Lynne and husband Tony VAN BERLO of Wilsonville, Patty Anne and husband Chris VAN RAVENSWAY of Burgessville. She will be sadly missed by her 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Survived by sister Marion McKAY of Woodstock, brother Wallace BROOKS and wife Myrtle of Woodstock. Predeceased by brothers Donald and Ronald, sister Wanda, and granddaughter Debbie GRAVELLE. Wayva was a lifetime member of K.T.V. (Kelvin United Church), lifetime member of Kelvin U.C.W., pianist and choir leader for over 40 years. Mom and Dad's door was always open and the coffee pot was always on. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at K.T.V. United Church, Kelvin on Wednesday April 5th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Robert PARR officiating. Interment Kelvin Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to K.T.V., Neurofibromatosis Society or charity of your choice. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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MAJEWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-20 published
WINTER, Barbara (née JEFFERIES)
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in her 77th year, with her family close by. Beloved wife of the late Ronald C. WINTER. Dear mother of Cynthia MAJEWSKI, Becky, Jeff and Mike WINTER. Proud grandmother of Alicia, Julian, Riley, Katana, Liam and Jonah. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 11: 30 a.m. at St. Clement's Eglinton Anglican Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue, Toronto. In her memory, donations to the Canadian Diabetic Association or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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MAJKA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-12 published
MARZEC, Wanda
At her residence on Sunday, September 10th, 2006, Wanda MARZEC in her 50th year. Beloved husband of Walter MARZEC of London. Dear mother of Agata INCH (Ryan) of Windsor. Loving grandmother of Maximillian and Michalek. Survived by her brother John MAJKA and family of London. Loved, respected and missed by many Friends. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street (between King and York). Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church (419 Hill Street). Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday 8: 00 p.m. "Always in Our Hearts"

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MAJOR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-15 published
PRENTICE, Euphemia " Phemie"
The family of the late Euphemia (Phemie) PRENTICE would like to express our sincere thanks to the Fawceft Funeral Home and for all the calls, cards, flowers, donations, food, prayers and for all expressions of sympathy. Special thanks to Doris MAJOR, to the nursing staff in E Wing at Headwaters Health Care Centre for the care and kindness shown to Mom. Lunch by the Honeywood ladies was excellent. Thank you all.
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MAJOR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-12 published
THORNTON, Joyce Victoria Jessie (née HUGHES)
At the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Tuesday January 10th, 2006. Joyce THORNTON of Meaford, beloved wife of the late William Frederick THORNTON (2001,) in her 89th year. Longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. The former Joyce Victoria Jessie HUGHES, daughter of the late George and Victoria (MAJOR) HUGHES of England. Loved mother of Clifford THORNTON and Gena of Meaford, Kenneth THORNTON and Bonita of Stoney Creek, Louise BRUCE- PAYNE and Dave of Guelph, Lynda ARMSTRONG of Meaford, Paul THORNTON and Carolann of Smithville, and Edward THORNTON and Sharon of Enniskillen. Sadly missed Grandma of eleven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother George HUGHES and a sister Joan HAMILTON and remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Also predeceased by sons-in-law James BENEDICT and Angus ARMSTRONG. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER, will be conducted at Christ Church (Anglican) in Meaford on Friday January 13th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment and committal services following at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. Joyce's family will receive Friends for a time of remembrance in the Fellowship Hall of the church following services. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or Christ Church Anglican would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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MAJOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-09 published
HANES, Robert William
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Victoria Hospital in his 53rd year. Dear brother of Laurie HANES of Participation House. Predeceased by his much loved brother David (1995). Loving cousin of Wendy (Earl) McGUFFIN, Elizabeth (Doug) JAMES, Ronald (Helen) JOHNSON, Anthony (Gusta) JOHNSON, Deborah (Geoff) ANTHONY. Loved nephew of Maxine MAJOR and family in Nova Scotia. Rob will be sadly missed by very close Friends Gail BARCLAY, Fin ANTONE, Kevin CLONEY, Bev and Dave THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Friends of Bill W. A special thanks to the care and consideration of Dr. Martyn JUDSON and also the Critical Care Trauma Centre at Victoria Hospital, Bay 5 nurses and Dr.'s. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2006, at First Baptist Church, 568 Richmond Street, London. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to Participation House, 215 Optimist Park, London, Ontario, N6K 4M1 would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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MAJOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
MAJOR, Ilene
In memory of Ilene MAJOR who passed away March 14, 1997.
Never more than a thought away.
Forever remembered each and every day.
We will never forget you.
Lovingly remembered by Jean, Jim and family.

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MAJOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Betty Cordelia (née GARDENER)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2006 Betty Cordelia WHITE/WHYTE (née GARDENER) of Woodstock in her 78th year. Daughter of the late William GARDENER and Winnifred BENTLEY. Beloved wife for 58 years of Alfred. Dear mother of Deborah JACKSON (Cliff LANGFORD) of Woodstock and Karen LEMON (Dave TINLINE) of Cambridge. Loving "Nana" of Sean JACKSON, Jeremy JACKSON (Melissa LANGDON), Nicholas LEMON and Jordan LEMON (Kyle JACKSON) and "G-Nan" of Jaylen JACKSON. Dear sister of Audrey GIROLDI (Victor), Lillian PARK (Frank) and Roberta HENDERSON (Dan,) all of Woodstock and sister-in-law of Arthur WHITE/WHYTE (Barbara,) Doreen HOUSEWORTH (John,) all of Woodstock and Laura SAPWELL (George) and Nora MAJOR, all of Stratford. Also lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Anglican, 1023 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Eleanor CARUANA officiating. Interment later at the Anglican Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MAJOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
DAWDRY, Jeffrey Wayne
Suddenly in Sarnia on Monday, September 11, 2006. Jeffrey Wayne DAWDRY of Ingersoll in his 38th year. Beloved husband of Jennifer DAWDRY (née KIPP.) Cherished father of Ryan. Loved son of Garry and Diane DAWDRY of Ingersoll. Dear brother of Sheri MAJOR and her husband Jeff and their children Tyler and Geneva of Woodstock, and brother-in-law of Jeff KIPP of Eastwood. Sadly missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous Friends. Jeff was a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service Auxiliary Unit, member of Horseshoe Ontario where in 1997 placed third in his division in the World Horseshoe Tournament held in Kitchener, and played three pitch baseball in the Woodstock league. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (519-539-0004) Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment later in the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Contributions to a trust fund in his son Ryan's name would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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MAJOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
Mavor MOORE, Actor, Producer And Writer: (1919-2006)
A 'one-man cultural conglomerate,' he went from a job as youngest producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to being appointed the first artist to become head of the Canada Council, with many stops in between, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
As multitalented as he was prolific, as romantically restless as he was artistically ambitious, Mavor MOORE worked all sides of the cultural street as an actor, director, producer, dramatist, impresario, composer, writer, critic, cultural commentator and academic. It is hard to believe that he was only one person. For five decades in this country beginning in the 1940s, he was the happening person for most cultural enterprises, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Spring Thaw, the Stratford Festival, the Charlottetown Festival and the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.
In all, he wrote more than 100 works for stage, radio, television and film, including the book lyrics and music for Sunshine Town, the book and lyrics for Johnny Belinda and the librettos for Louis Applebaum's opera Erewhon and Harry Somers's opera Louis Riel.
"He had great knowledge about the theatre and a great sense of history," said opera and theatre director Leon MAJOR, who succeeded Mr. MOORE as general director of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. "He took risks with young directors and then let young directors do what they wanted to do, guiding them as they went."
After commenting on how much he had learned from Mr. MOORE, not only about the theatre but also about dealing with actors and writers, Mr. MAJOR said yesterday: "In his heart, I think that he was a teacher more than anything… because he took a lot of time with young people to talk to them and listen to them and explain."
Mr. MOORE was a man who truly believed in the development of Canadian theatre, he added.
"As I was growing up [in the 1950s and 1960s], he and Lister Sinclair were the two real Renaissance figures in Canada, the two people who were sophisticated and civilized," said Peter HERNDORF, president of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. "Nobody in the country has ever been so accomplished and as effective in doing all of these art forms over a career." And yet, "for a man who had all of these talents and all of these accomplishments, he was very rooted" in Canada.
"He was a very, very likeable individual who didn't change over the 40-odd years that I knew him," he said, pointing out that the jobs Mr. MOORE took on as an administrator were fraught with peril and that he always managed to avoid controversy and resentment without ever giving up what he was trying to achieve artistically. "He had a very good emotional quotient" that made him "comfortable enough in his own ego that it was easy for him to encourage younger artists," he said.
"He did everything," lyricist Elaine Campbell said yesterday. "He knew what was happening all over the world. He wrote so many musicals and they were all good, but he was always there encouraging people by saying, 'We're Canadians, we can do it.'"
James Mavor MOORE was the middle of three sons of John, an Anglican cleric, and the indomitable Dora (née MAVOR) MOORE. His Toronto childhood was culturally enriched because his mother was an actor and theatrical producer. He watched her play Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night when he was only 7 and she returned the favour five years later by producing his first play for a girls' dramatic club.
By the time he was 10, he and his brothers were producing neighbourhood puppet shows (drawing heavily on the Bard for their plots) and he had made his first radio broadcast as part of a choir singing Christmas music. His parents separated in 1929 after his father, who appears to have been a bounder, left his mother to raise their three sons on her own. Young Mavor helped augment the family finances by acting in The Crusoe Boys, a daily radio serial.
After elementary school, he went to the University of Toronto Schools, then a boys only, academically elite institution. He expanded his theatrical range to play Falstaff and Macbeth in school productions. From University of Toronto Schools, he entered the University of Toronto in 1936, where he studied philosophy and English and participated in theatricals, becoming the first student director to win the University Drama Festival, serving as president of the Players' Guild and the Philosophical Society, as drama critic for the student newspaper The Varsity, and as literary editor of The Undergraduate. After failing a year because of his heavy complement 1 with a first-class honours degree.
He immediately joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as its youngest producer. He was 22. His poor eyesight made him ineligible for active service overseas during the Second World War, so, instead, he produced wartime radio features for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Later, he served as a psychological warfare officer in Canadian Army Intelligence attached to the Canadian High Commission in London. At the same time, he married Darwina (Dilly) FAESSLER on October 14, 1943. They eventually had four daughters: Dorothea (Tedde), Rosalind, Marili and Charlotte.
From 1944 to 1945, Mr. MOORE worked in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's international service, becoming senior producer for the Pacific region in 1946. In the late 1940s, he also did summer stints in the information division of the newly formed United Nations Secretariat in New York, and with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization seminar on education, writing and directing documentaries, three of which won the Peabody Award.
Meantime, he was directing plays for Spring Thaw, the annual Toronto revue that his mother had created under the auspices of the New Play Society (which they had jointly founded in 1946). He directed the first Spring Thaw, which opened on April 1, 1948, and ran for three performances at the theatre in the Royal Ontario Museum. His mother produced the revue until 1961, when she sold the production rights to her son. He bumped up the production values and the performance schedule, extending the annual run at the height of Spring Thaw's success into midsummer and across the country. In 1966, he began leasing the production rights to younger producers.
Always in the centre of the cultural action, Mr. MOORE was chief producer in television's fledgling days at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1950 to 1954, having turned down an offer from CBS to direct its top television drama series, Studio One. One of the people who answered to him at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was Norman Campbell, who had been working in radio in Vancouver. In 1952, he reported for duty as a television director, along with his wife, Elaine Campbell.
"I will always remember him as the first person I met at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation," she said yesterday of Mr. MOORE. "He was wonderful. He was so full of ideas." She remembers the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as expansive and accommodating, with nobody vacillating about productions by worrying about audience numbers or reactions. "If you had an idea, you went to Mavor, and said: 'I want to do this show or that show and you did it.'"
The Mavor MOORE show she remembers best from that time is Sunshine Town, based on Stephen Leacock's classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Mr. MOORE wrote the book, lyrics and music for the show, which aired first on radio as The Hero of Mariposa on March 31, 1954, and then on television as Sunshine Town that December. It was also performed on stage in Toronto and Orillia, Ontario (Mr. Leacock's home town), and later revived at the Charlottetown Festival and the Mariposa Festival. "He had beautiful songs and it was a funny script based on Stephen Leacock's humour," said Mrs. Campbell. "He didn't miss a bit of it."
In 1954, Mr. MOORE quit the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to join Tyrone Guthrie at the new Stratford Festival, to act and to produce his own plays and musicals. His tenure was brief, but he did appear as Escalus in Measure for Measure in the festival's inaugural season.
His richest creative period was probably his years as the founding artistic director of the Charlottetown Festival, from 1964 to 1968. Mrs. Campbell tells a charming story about Mr. MOORE's reprising some songs about Anne of Green Gables from a television show that Mr. Campbell had produced, at the gala performance, in front of the Queen, at the opening of the Confederation Centre for the Arts in Charlottetown in 1964. Apparently, the Queen loved the songs but wondered where the rest of the show was. Mr. MOORE interpreted these comments as a "command" from the monarch and issued an invitation to the Campbells to come up with a musical about Anne.
And that was the genesis of the musical Anne of Green Gables. Mr. Campbell wrote the music, Don Harron adapted the book and Mrs. Campbell wrote many of the lyrics. In the end, Mr. MOORE contributed two key songs, The Words and Open the Window, which opens the second act. "He has been part of our trio ever since," she said.
After the breakup of his first marriage in the mid-1960s, Mr. MOORE married literary biographer Phyllis GROSSKURTH in May of 1968. Nathan Cohen announced their nuptials by writing in the Toronto Star: " Double congratulations to Mavor MOORE. He married literary historian Phyllis GROSSKURTH on Sunday, and on Monday Toronto City Council finally gave the go-ahead signal for the building of the St. Lawrence Centre." As general director, Mr. MOORE saw the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts opened and passed on the reins to Leon MAJOR in 1970.
The two men had met in the early '60s because Mr. MAJOR had directed a couple of Spring Thaws. Mr. MAJOR went to Halifax in 1963 to start the Neptune Theatre and invited Mr. MOORE to play Undershaft in Major Barbara. "It was very important to me to have him there because he was so knowledgeable and he could bring some weight to Neptune," Mr. MAJOR said.
Mr. MOORE also directed plays for Neptune in subsequent seasons. The two men worked together years later when Mr. MAJOR directed the opera Louis Riel, for which Mr. MOORE had written the libretto. "Working with him on that was a joy because he was a writer who didn't think every word he wrote was sacrosanct and he was supportive about the production," said Mr. MAJOR.
From the St. Lawrence Centre, Mr. MOORE accepted an appointment in the faculty of arts at the newly established York University in Toronto. While teaching at York, he took on yet another responsibility as the first artist appointed head of the Canada Council, a position he held from 1979 to 1983. York designated him professor emeritus in 1984 when he reached 65.
By now, his second marriage had ended. In 1979, he and Harry Freedman attended the Courtney Summer Youth Camp in British Columbia, supervising the production of the opera Abracadabra -- Mr. Freedman wrote the music and Mr. MOORE the libretto. Soprano Alexandra (Sandra) BROWNING was also there as a teacher and singer. "It was instant attraction," she said yesterday from Victoria. "Our eyes met in the cafeteria and we clicked." They were married the following year and have one daughter, Jessica.
He moved to British Columbia, settling first in Vancouver, then in Victoria in late 1980s. He made his presence known in the best possible way by teaching at the University of British Columbia, serving as co-chair of the World Conference on Arts, Business and Politics at Expo 86 in Vancouver, as founding chair of the British Columbia Arts Council from 1996 to 1998, and as an adjunct research professor in fine arts and humanities at the University of Victoria.
He published his aptly named memoirs, Reinventing Myself, in 1994 when he was 75, although he largely limited himself to the first 50 years of his life. In reviewing the book for The Globe and Mail, Martin Knelman called Mr. MOORE a "one-man cultural conglomerate." He praised the book as "a lively and informative memoir almost preposterously crammed with incident," but he chastised Mr. MOORE for his frustrating lack of disclosure and introspection not only about his own life, but his relationship with his formidable mother. But then that was one of Mr. MOORE's more charming qualities his diplomacy and his amicability that enabled him to get along with almost anybody, including his three wives, all of whom were on friendly terms with him until the end of his life.
James Mavor MOORE was born in Toronto on March 8, 1919. He died in Victoria after a period of declining health on December 18, 2006. He was 87. He is survived by his wife, Alexandra (Sandra) Browning, his five daughters and their families, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A tribute to his life will be held at the University Club in Victoria on January 6, 2007, at 2 p.m. Another celebration will be held in Toronto at a later date.

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MAJOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-24 published
CULLEN, Clare Ann (née TURNER)
(November 14, 1941-January 22, 2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our much loved Mom, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and close Friends. Devoted Mom to Nicola and Rick MAJOR and Liam and Kathryn CULLEN. Adored Grandma to Zachary, Sydney and Sabrina MAJOR. Mom is survived by her loving family in England: Duncan and Leslie TURNER, Diana and Alan STAINTON, Elaine and Claude BAKER and many nieces and nephews. A wonderful friend to so many. A special thank you to Dr. Nicole DEVOST, Catharine PLUE, and the entire Palliative Care Team. Also to Marg and Heather from Care Partners and Tammy, Cindy, and Cathy who were so caring until the end. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Wednesday, January 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 26th at 11: 00 a.m. At Mom's request in lieu of flowers, donations made to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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MAJOROSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
POLCZ, Maria
Passed away, at Sunnybrook Hospital, on Friday, March 10, 2006, in her 82nd year, after a short battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Charles POLCZ, dear mother of Anna and Zoltan SIMON, Laszlo and Agnes MESZAROS of Hungary. Grandmother to Kathy and Dave KINGHORN, George MAJOROSI and Laurie GILES, Laszlo, Jozsef and Beatrice MESZAROS of Hungary. She is survived by great-grandchildren Scott, Melissa, Leslie, Nicole, Andrew, Rita, Daniel, and Dorotha. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2006, 11: 30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church at 432 Sheppard Ave. East. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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MAJOUREY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-23 published
ENGEL, Edna Victoria (McRAE) (July 1, 1928-January 20, 2006)
Peacefully in her sleep surrounded by the love of family at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. Loving wife of 54 years to James Allan ENGEL and loving mother to Jim (Mary,) David (Lorna,) Katherine (Robert BELISLE), Bill (Ruth) and John (Lisa). Cherished Grandmother to Khrisstina, Jason, Graham, Owen, Lauren, Katrina and Caitlin. Beloved sister to Fred McRAE of Port Colborne, Graham McRAE of Allenford, Annie LYNN of Southhampton, Janet GARK of Sarnia and Mary Lou MAJOUREY of Paisley and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley St.) Barrie on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from Grace United Church, Barrie on Tuesday January 24th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. As dedicated member of Grace United Church, James and Edna would request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Grace Memorial Fund. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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MAJURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-01 published
MAJURY, Douglas H.
(Retired C.N.R., Mason, Shriner)
After a brief illness on Friday, December 30, 2005 at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Violet for 57 years. Loving father to Donna Arlene CARRINGTON. Dear brother of Marion LOWTHER "Aunt Pidge". Douglas will be deeply missed by all his family and Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. A private family funeral will be held on Thursday. Interment Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to douglas.majury@wardfh.com

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MAJURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
MAJURY, Alice
Peacefully, with her daughters by her side, on Friday, February 3, 2006, at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Finch Site, in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband James Dean MAJURY. Loving mother of Colleen (Norm) CROSS of British Columbia and Charlleen BOLTON of Toronto. Dear grandmother of five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. At Alice's request, a private family funeral will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ward Funeral Home (Weston), 416-241-4618.

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