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MOY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
MERRIMAN, Thomas Edward
(Served Royal Canadian Air Force 426 Thunderbird Squadron World War 2, O.L.S. retired)
Peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2006 at Princess Margaret Hospital, at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Shirley MERRIMAN. Loving father of Sandra, Janice and her husband Don WELLS, Gerry and his wife Barbara, and Glenn and his longtime companion Mitze MOY. A special grandfather (Bucka) to Kris, Jon and Jeremy TODD, Jeffrey WELLS and his wife Leigh-Anne, Kim (WELLS) GARLAND and her husband Rob, and Brad and Steven MERRIMAN. A proud great-grandfather to Jacob WELLS. Survived by his brothers William and Elmer (Barb), sister Carol (Anson), sister-in-law Olive and brother-in-law Ron. He will also be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and dear Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. East) on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Cancer Society. Electronic condolences may be left at www.mem.com.

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MOYER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-15 published
CARMOUNT, Harold Emerson
At Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest on Friday May 12, 2006. Harold Emerson CARMOUNT of R.R.#3, Ayton in his 76th year. Best friend and loved husband of Stella (BRADLEY) CARMOUNT. Loved father of Yvonne MOYER and husband Mervin of Mount Forest and Sharon CARMOUNT of R.R.#3, Ayton. Loving grandfather of Kristy and Caitlin MOYER. Brother-in-law of George PLUME, Aileen CARMOUNT and Violet CARMOUNT. Harold is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Florence SMITH, Lillian RENTON, Verna LEWIS, Audrey BRADLEY, Gladys PLUME and Beatrice DALY and brothers Nelson and Lloyd CARMOUNT. Friends called at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday May 15th at 11: 00a.m. Interment at Maplewood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Egremont Optimist Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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MOYER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-06 published
MOYER, Gertrude Mary
In memory of Gertrude, who ascended October 5th, 1989.
Memory is the only friend that death can call its own
But the assurance of the resurrection and the
gift of eternal life is Jesus!
- Always remembered by Sandra, Faith-Anne, Mabel, Heidi and son, Jim.
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MOYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-01 published
KAMMINGA, Albert
Gone to be with his Lord, Albert KAMMINGA passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Jane KAMMINGA (nee VRIES) for 57 years. Dear father of Irene KAMMINGA, Frieda KAMMINGA, Barbara KAMMINGA, Elizabeth McCALLUM and her husband Robert, Flora DE JONGE and her husband Peter, Peter and his wife Ileen, Michael and his wife Kimberley and father-in-law of John ANGEHRN. Loved grandfather of Jane BRUNELLE (David), Brian HOOGKAMP (Kim), Chris HOOGKAMP, Dan HOOGKAMP (Rachel), Marnie HOOGKAMP, Matthew HOOGKAMP, Mark HOOGKAMP, Katrina PRUST, Shawn WITTEVEEN (Cindy), Sandra MOYER (Joel), Jessica McCALLUM (Andrew), Adam McCALLUM, Corrina ANGEHRN, Peter ANGEHRN, Cathy ANGEHRN, Bethany DE JONGE (Bill), Lindsay DE JONGE (Aaron), Stephen DE JONGE, Michael KAMMINGA, Emily KAMMINGA, Mason KAMMINGA, Hailey KAMMINGA, Rylee KAMMINGA, and fourteen great-grandchildren. Survived by one sister in Holland. Predeceased by his daughter Truusje ANGEHRN (1993.) Albert had been an active member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church from the beginning. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Thursday, February 2, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Emmanuel Reformed Church, 170 Clarke Street, Woodstock on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Case KOOLHAUS officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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MOYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
STOKES, Laura Myrtle (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, Laura Myrtle STOKES, of London, passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on April 2, 2006 at age 89. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) STOKES (1990). Dear mother of Larry (Mary Ann) of Chatham. Special grandma to Michael (Natalie) STOKES of Chatham and Laura STOKES of Toronto. "Great-Gramma with the white hair" to Abigail, Jocelyn and Emily. Sister to Elaine SCHNEIDER of Stratford. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Agnes (HAY) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and sisters Pearl PRIESTAP, Hazel MOYER, Dorothy CORNISH and brother Bert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Tuesday, April 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 5th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul BROWNING of Trinity United Church officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Sympathy may be expressed by memorial donations to Trinity United Church and the Canadian Cancer Society. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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MOYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-11 published
McQUISTON, Joyce Verena (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
(October 6, 1924-July 9, 2006)
Peacefully at Scarborough Grace Hospital on Sunday, July 9, 2006. Beloved wife of the late John McQUISTON. Loving and loved mother of Terry, Nora and her husband Neil MacKINNON, and the late Philip McQUISTON. Dear sister of Rene and brother-in-law Ron MOYER, and Bruce TAILOR/TAYLOR and sister-in-law Jane. Joyce will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and her many, many Friends. Visitation will be held at The Simple Alternative (416 441 1580), 275 Lesmill Road (Leslie and 401), on Thursday, July 13, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. A memorial ser vice will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Our Saviour, 1 Laurentide Drive, Don Mills. If desired, donations to The Church of Our Saviour or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MOYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
MAXWELL, John Alfred, B.Sc., M.Sc, PhD., F.R.S.C.
The end came quietly and peacefully, in Queensway Carleton Hospital, in Ottawa, on Thursday, October 26, 2006, in his 86th year. For 52 years he shared a busy and happy life in Ottawa with his beloved wife, Helen Catharine MOYER. His lifelong fascination with the composition of rocks and minerals led his professional career from McMaster University to the University of Minnesota and the Geological Survey of Canada. He was a lover of opera, a clarinettist for many years, an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, and a determined genealogist in his goal to produce a record of his branch of the Maxwell family. In 1967 he was drawn into assuming administrative responsibilities at the Geological Survey of Canada and he always regretted having to leave his laboratory. He published thirty-eight papers and two books, all concerned with the analysis of rocks and minerals, including specimens from the Apollo Manned Lunar Landing Project for which he was chosen by National Aeronautics and Space Administration to be a principal investigator. His fluency in French resulted in his being appointed Branch Coordinator, Official Languages Policy. He was also Canadian Coordinator for the Canada/Federal Republic of Germany Scientific Exchange Agreement. After 34 years with the Geological Survey of Canada he retired in 1986. With Helen he travelled many times to Europe, to the United States and across Canada on business and to attend opera performances. He was an active member of Woodroffe United Church. No visitation at his request. Funeral service will be held at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment private. If you wish to make a donation in memory of John please consider the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Talking Books, c/o National Library Division, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8 or the charity of your choice. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com. John's favourite quotation was from Palamon and Arcite by John Dryden: "With equal mind, what happens let us bear, Nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care; Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend, The world's an inn and death the journey's end" Funeral arrangements in the care of Tubman Funeral Homes, Ottawa, 613-722-6559.

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MOYES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-02 published
CALVERT, Ivan Earl
Of Saint Thomas, on Sunday, January 1, 2006 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Edna Mary (HANCOCK) CALVERT and dearly loved father of Gary and his wife Lori CALVERT and Wayne CALVERT and his wife Tammy SIMPSON, all of Saint Thomas and the late Danny CALVERT. Loved grandfather of Kristie and her husband Joe RYBARSKY and Gage MOYES and great grandfather of Alyssa and Madison RYBARSKY. Ivan was born in Brandon, Manitoba on April 18, 1918. He lived most of his life in Saint Thomas and worked for the C. and O. Railway. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Elgin Association for Community Living.

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MOYES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-23 published
IMRIE, Eileen (née MOYES)
Of Saint Thomas, on Friday, April 21, 2006, peacefully at Extendicare, Port Stanley, at the age of 92. Predeceased by her loving husband Lawrence (2001,) her parents Marion and George MOYES, her sister Emily and her brothers Don, Tony, Fred and Doug. Survived by her sisters Iris VINCENT, Aura GRAHAM (Don,) brothers Ernest and Barry, sisters-in-law Georgina MOYES, Evelyn ASHMORE and Flora IMRIE and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. In remembrance donations to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Visitation Sunday 7-9 p.m.

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MOYES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-30 published
MOYES, Linda Margaret (née COOK)
Peacefully at home on Wednesday September 27, 2006 Linda Margaret MOYES in her 66th year. Dearest Wife of John MOYES. Loving mother of Kenneth (Darlene) MOYES, Joanne (Doug) MUNRO, and Janice (Larry) VOLMER. Beloved grandmother of Andrew OLDHAM, Heather MUNRO, Tyler HEYWOOD, Brayden MOYES, and Ken REEVES. Great-grandmother of Cody REEVES. Sadly missed by siblings Audrey (Andy) SHELTON, John (Anna) COOK, Susan (Bob) WHITE/WHYTE. Predeceased by her parents Ella Jean and Bill COOK. Survived by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday October 2, 2006 1 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe park Road (east of Highbury). Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences can be made at www.memorialfuneral.ca

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MOYLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
MILLEY, Leslie R.P.
Passed away at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario on Sunday, April 23, 2006, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (MOYLE) MILLEY of Alliston. Loved father of Esther and Bruce TRUEMAN, John and Bernadine MILLEY and Philip MILLEY. Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Dear brother of Eric and Wayne MILLEY. Les will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2006. Funeral Service will be held at Alliston Pentecostal Church, Highway 89 West of Alliston on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to World Vision, P.O. Box 1000 Station Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 9Z9 would be appreciated.

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MOYNAHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
BOURDEAU, Nancy (née MIKULICA)
A resident of Chatham, Nancy BOURDEAU died on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 surrounded by her family at her residence at the age of 46. Born in Chatham, daughter of Laddie and Anne MIKULICA of Chatham. Beloved wife of Paul BOURDEAU for 25 years. Loving mother of Andrew BOURDEAU of Toronto and Meghan BOURDEAU of Chatham. Sister of Barbara (Al) POOLE of Richmond Hill, Larry (Irene) MIKULICA of Chatham and Ginny (Bob) O'NEILL of Chatham. Daughter-in-law of Wanda BOURDEAU of Chatham. Sister-in-law of Susan MOYNAHAN of Chatham, John (Mary Jane) BOURDEAU of Ipperwash, Bill BOURDEAU of Tilbury, Becky (Rob) CHAPPLE of Dover Township, Peggy (Bob) WRIGHT of Chatham and Pam BOURDEAU (Jim SULLIVAN) of London. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Nancy was the Principal of St. Vincent Catholic School, where she served the students and staff with love and dedication. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Friday from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers will be offered at the Funeral Home on Friday at 8: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint_Joseph's Catholic Church on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham. In lieu of flowers, donations, made by cheque, to the St. Clair District Catholic Education Foundation-Reading Room at St. Vincent School ("In Memory of Nancy's love of books"), Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Alzheimer's Society or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MOYNOHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-25 published
DUFAULT, Sophie (née CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER)
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Monday, April 24, 2006. Sophie DUFAULT (née CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER,) 88 years, of Petrolia and formerly of Inwood. Loving wife of the late Hector (1999). Dear mother of Paul DUFAULT, Don and Adrienne DUFAULT of Nelson, British Columbia and Theresa and Jim MacLEOD of Strathroy. Dear sister of Jeanette SAINT_DENIS of Mount Forest and the late Helen DONAHUE, Pearl MOYNOHAN and Verna, Irene, Leo, Alvin, Paul and Archie CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER. Also survived by several grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where parish prayers will be offered at 4: 45 p.m. Friends and relatives are asked to gather on Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006 at St. Matthew's Church, Alvinston, where the funeral mass will be celebrated at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Richard SALDANHA as celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Matthew's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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MOYSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-23 published
WILLIAMS, Clarence " Glen"
Of R.R.#7 Saint Thomas, on Friday, January 20, 2006, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 75th year. Dearly loved husband of Wilma (OLSEN) WILLIAMS and loved father of Cathy and her husband Bill MOYSE, of R.R.#1 Southwold, Roy and his wife Melody WILLIAMS of Embro, Carolyn and husband Carl JENSEN of R.R.#3 Shedden and Janice and her husband Rick FULLER of Tillsonburg. Much loved grandfather of Kendra, Kyle, Krista, Kandace, Sarah, Meghan, Emily, Lee, Nicole, Bryan, Scott, Katie, Kelly and Kurtis and great grandfather of Avery and Easton. Dear brother of Hazel WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas, Mary and her husband Dave McADAMS of Sarnia. Predeceased by 2 sisters Evelyn THOMAS and Laura NICHOLS and by 5 brothers Melvin, Morley, Alvin, John and Lorne and by a number of nieces and nephews. Glen was born in Southwold Township on March 18, 1931, the son of the late Warren and Sadie McGUGAN) WILLIAMS. He lived in this area all his life and was retired from the P.U.C. after 35 years of service. He was a member of Warren Masonic Lodge #120 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Fingal, a member of Eastern Star, Golden Acres, Fingal, the McArthur Cemetery Board, the Elgin Pioneers and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday afternoon and then to Central United Church where funeral service will be held at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in McArthur Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. An Eastern Star Service will be held at the Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. by officers and members of Golden Acres Chapter of the Eastern Star. A Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. by Officers and Members of Warren Lodge #120. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society for Lymphoma and Breast Cancer Research.

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MOYSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-16 published
Brooke FORBES, Radio Producer (1940-2006)
Born a 'red diaper baby,' she entered broadcasting armed with socialist sensibilities and remained true to her principles throughout a long Canadian Broadcasting Corporation career with the shows As It Happens and Sunday Morning
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Brooke FORBES believed passionately in public radio and in its responsibility to seek out and broadcast the stories of minorities and the underprivileged.
"She made sure we told stories about people on the wrong side of the power equation," says George JAMIESON, a television news assignment editor who once worked with her as a producer on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation flagship public affairs show As It Happens. "If they needed a voice, she'd make sure they got it."
During a quarter century with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, Ms. FORBES was a producer at As It Happens, Sunday Morning and The Sunday Edition. She was also instrumental in setting up and running a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation summer camp aimed at teaching the basics of radio to students from minority groups.
Co-workers say she strove to produce radio features that would both entertain and educate listeners, and that her encyclopedic knowledge of music helped provide the perfect accompaniment for any report. They remember her as a person who stopped smiling only to laugh and who loved listening to and telling stories. She was intensely proud of her mixed ethnic heritage and often talked about how a particular issue was seen by her Jamaican, Scottish and Jewish families.
In late 2004, she was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and had to quit work to undergo painful treatments. It was a bitter blow for someone in the communications industry who also loved socialize. But she lived much longer than the doctors predicted, says close friend and fellow radio producer Karen Levine. "She was very stubborn about staying alive."
Brooke FORBES' championship of equal rights and her love of music were rooted in her Toronto childhood. Born early in the Second World War, she was a "red diaper baby" - the child of two committed and activist socialists. She also mingled at an early age with her parents' Friends in the arts and entertainment industries. Her Scottish-born father, William B. FORBES, was a union organizer and journalist. He edited The Clarion and the Canadian Tribune, both left-wing newspapers, and later became publisher of Canadian Printer and Publisher for Maclean Hunter. Her mother, Hazel FORBES (née MOYSTON,) was director of publicity at Toronto's O'Keefe Centre theatre and once took a year off to work in London and Paris for the New China News Agency.
Her maternal grandmother, Daisy MOYSTON, born in Jamaica with a Jewish father, ran a rooming house on Toronto's Bernard Ave. that was frequented by actors and writers. Visiting there as a child, Ms. FORBES sat on the knee of Paul Robeson, the black singer and actor who eventually had his U.S. passport revoked because of his left-wing activities. Years later, she produced a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio documentary on Mr. Robeson's life.
She attended Harbord Collegiate in Toronto, but took her final year of high school at Neuchatel, Switzerland. On her return to Canada she spent a year at the University of Toronto and played guitar and sang at popular Toronto folk clubs including the Purple Onion, the Bohemian Embassy and the Village Corner.
In 1962, while working in the coat check at the O'Keefe, she met violist Leslie MALOWANY, who was playing in the theatre's orchestra.
They were married in London and lived there three years, then moved to Montreal, and, in 1975, to Vancouver. While her husband played in the symphony orchestras of all three cities, she was busy looking after a family that grew to four children.
Ms. FORBES had neither experience nor training in radio when she started her career in her late 30s. "She taught herself to edit, tape, write scripts and chase stories," says her daughter Megan FORBES.
She worked first with CFRO, the volunteer station of Vancouver Co-operative Radio, where she hosted a morning show. Moving to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Vancouver, she served as associate producer of Variety Tonight, which was carried nationally, and of Daybreak, a local morning show.
Hal Wake, who worked with Ms. FORBES in co-op radio, says she made the studio her home and on one occasion, a Christmas broadcast, turned her living room into a studio, hosting her show over the background crackle of a roaring fireplace.
"Brooke was the proverbial 'breath of fresh air' in current affairs, because she didn't fit the earnest journalist profile, at all," says Linda Negrave, a co-worker at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Vancouver. "She was much too colourful [in both her dress -- she loved bright purples and pinks -- and her take on the world], well-rounded and well-read, with an extensive knowledge of the arts, and just a hoot, who loved to laugh and refused to take anything too seriously."
In the mid-1980s, after going through a divorce, Ms. FORBES moved to Toronto where she held key public affairs positions with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. While there, she lobbied for increased diversity and convinced the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1990 to start a one-week summer radio camp for high-school students from four designated groups: women, aboriginals, people of colour and the disabled. She organized and taught at it for six years until the network pulled the funding.
Aisha WICKHAM, who attended one of the camps, is now Canadian talent development manager with FLOW 93.5 radio in Toronto. "It had a strong impact on my decision to pursue a career in radio," she says. More recently Ms. FORBES taught radio skills to a group of First Nations teenagers as part of a Vancouver program called Rookie Radio.
On the job, Ms. FORBES was both professional and popular. "She was the kind of person you wanted to tell things to, knowing she could share a tear or a laugh without embarrassment or judgment," says Michael Enright, host of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Sunday Edition.
One of her particular interests was black history in the United States and Canada, says Mary Lou Finlay, former host of As It Happens. "She wanted the rest of us to know a lot of stories about African-Canadians we didn't know, and some she didn't know until she'd discover them."
She served as a volunteer director of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations in the 1980s, helping organize a media-monitoring program. "We were doing very serious work," says Carol Tator, who worked with her on the project. "But she made it fun."
After and between her cancer treatments, Ms. FORBES lived at home seeing only family members and close Friends. But she kept in touch with a wide network of admirers through The Brooke Blog, a website created by her son Matthew Malowany. And she made it clear she wanted more than good wishes from those who kept in touch.
"I ask for gossip and you rush out and look under every rock you can find," she wrote on her son's website last December. "Matthew says on the blog, I prefer mail, suddenly the mailman is loaded down. When I say, no e-mail is fine, the box is almost full every day."
Brooke FORBES was born in Toronto on September 29, 1940. She died at her Toronto home on April 22, 2006, 16 months after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. She was 65. She is survived by a daughter, Megan; three sons. Caedmon, Matthew and Paul and a sister Wendy FORBES. Friends in Vancouver have set up the Brooke Forbes Legacy Fund (604-877-7241) to carry on her work teaching radio skills to minority youth.

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