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RABAEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-26 published
VAN DYK, Maria L.
At London Health Sciences Centre Westminster Hospital on Monday, September 25, 2006, Maria L. VAN DYK of Saint Thomas and formerly Aylmer in her 73rd year. Wife of John VAN DYK. Loving mother of Christina BROWN of Chatham and Diane RABAEY and husband Dan of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Erica and husband Rob, Andi, Danielle and Jessica. Sister of Anna, Jan, Petrus and Bert. Predeceased by sisters Clara and Lucy. Born in Beerse, Belgium on December 22, 1933. A public memorial service will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Aylmer Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Donations to the Dialysis Unit at the London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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RABAEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-29 published
RABAEY, Dorothy Ruth (née FEWSTER)
The passing of Dorothy Ruth RABAEY, wife of Camiel "Cam" RABAEY, of Douglas, New Brunswick, occurred on September 27, 2006 at her home, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on September 19, 1940 in Saint Mary's, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Ruth (FEDDREY) FEWSTER. Dorothy had retired from working with her husband in their accounting business. She was a member of Saint Dunstan's Roman Catholic Church and an active member of the Catholic Women's League. She was an avid gardener who loved her flower garden and even had a degree on Floral Design. Together with her husband, she raised and showed Quarter Horses and Beagles for many years. Dorothy's greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Kenneth SMITH of Noonan, Dan (Dianne) RABAEY of Saint Thomas, Ontario and Bob (Patricia) RABAEY of Strathroy, Ontario; one daughter, Laurie (Stuart) APPT of Jemseg; five grandchildren, Kyle, Dannielle, Jessica, Sarah and Spencer; one brother, Robert (Barbara) FEWSTER; two sisters, Donna (Ray) WAKEM and Bonnie (Larry) SCHIEFER; several nieces and nephews; Godmother, Theresa DUNLAP and special friend, Sharon TURNER. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church, LaSalette, Ontario, on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Father Alan DUFRAIMONT as celebrant. Interment will take place at Delhi Community Cemetery, Delhi, Ontario. For those who wish, remembrances made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetic Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com

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RABAEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-30 published
RABAEY, Dorothy Ruth (née FEWSTER)
The passing of Dorothy Ruth RABAEY, wife of Camiel "Cam" RABAEY, of Douglas, New Brunswick, occurred on September 27, 2006 at her home, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on September 19, 1940 in Saint Mary's, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Ruth (FEDDREY) FEWSTER. Visitation will take place at Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church, LaSalette, Ontario on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow from the church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Father Alan DUFRAIMONT as celebrant. Interment will take place at Delhi Community Cemetery, Delhi, Ontario. For those who wish, remembrances made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetic Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com

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RABAEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
RABAEY, Dorothy Ruth (née FEWSTER)
The passing of Dorothy Ruth RABAEY, wife of Camiel "Cam" RABAEY, of Douglas, New Brunswick, occurred on September 27, 2006 at her home, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on September 19, 1940 in Saint Mary's, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Ruth (FEDDREY) FEWSTER. Dorothy had retired from working with her husband in their accounting business. She was a member of Saint Dunstan's Roman Catholic Church and an active member of the Catholic Women's League. She was an avid gardener who loved her flower garden and even had a degree in Floral Design. Together with her husband, she raised and showed Quarter Horses and Beagles for many years. Dorothy's greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren. Besides her husband, she is survived by her three sons, Kenneth SMITH of Noonan, Dan (Dianne) RABAEY of Saint Thomas, Ontario and Bob (Patricia) RABAEY of Strathroy, Ontario; one daughter, Laurie (Stuart) APPT of Jemseg; five grandchildren, Kyle, Dannielle, Jessica, Sarah and Spencer; one brother, Robert (Barbara) FEWSTER; two sisters, Donna (Ray) WAKEM and Bonnie (Larry) SCHIEFER; several nieces and nephews; Godmother, Theresa DUNLAP and special friend, Sharon TURNER. Visitation will take place at Murphy Funeral Home, 159 Talbot Road, Delhi, Ontario, on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church, LaSalette, Ontario, on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Father Alan DUFRAIMONT as celebrant. Interment will take place at Delhi Community Cemetery, Delhi, Ontario. For those who wish, remembrances made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetic Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com

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RABAEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
RABAEY, Dorothy " Dot"
The family of the late Dorothy (Dot) RABAEY would like to express its sincere gratitude to all of those who visited, prayed, sent flowers and donations, and helped out around the time of her passing. A special thanks to Murphy's Funeral Home for the funeral arrangements and all of their support during this difficult time, and to pallbearers Kyle SMITH, Ron WAKEM, Jim PIETERS, Mike CLARKE, Brian PYNAERT, and Allen WAKEM. To Father Alan DUFRAIMONT, thank you for the beautiful service and moving Homily, and thanks to the Alter servers and to the choir and organist for the beautiful songs and music. A sincere thank you to niece Nancy PYNAERT, who read the farewell letter to Dot that was written by Dottie's special friend Sharon TURNER. Special thanks as well to Connie PYNAERT for doing the readings. Thank you to the Delhi Catholic Women's League for the wonderful reception and especially for putting it together on such short notice. To all the Friends and family who attended the funeral, thank you so much. Your support was very comforting and heart warming and helped tremendously during this time of grief. To special friend Sharon TURNER, thank you for being there for Dot and for me during and after Dot's passing. You are a true friend, and Dot and I have been lucky to have you, and thank God for that blessing. Thank you to Dot's Godmother, Theresa DUNLOP whom she dearly loved, and to Theresa's husband Jack for all your support and many e-mails. Your kindness has been a great comfort to me, and has helped to lessen the burden of grief. To the staff of Windsor Court I thank you for all the kindness you showed me and Dot during the last several months, and for all the thoughtful gestures and wonderful care during that time. A special thank you to Marilyn, Teena, Doreen and Naomi for your love and support during the time of Dot's passing and to Marcel and Paul for helping me through the hours following. To every one of our Friends and neighbors who blessed us with gifts in the form of comforting words, prayers, cards, donations, food, and other acts of compassion, I sincerely thank you. You will all remain in my heart and in my prayers forever, and I offer my love and heartfelt gratitude. Dot's passing has left me with a void that will never be filled, but she wanted me to go on with my projects and find comfort in our many fond memories. I thank God for giving me an angel in Dottie, with whom I shared many years of love and happiness. I have been very fortunate to spend my life with her, she was one of a kind and I miss her deeply. Cam RABAEY

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RABBETS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-27 published
PULLEN, Hazel Grace (née EARL)
Peacefully at Restview Retirement Home, Clinton, on February 24, 2006 Mrs. Hazel Grace (EARL) PULLEN, formerly of Saint Marys and R.R.#1 Granton in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Milne Stewart PULLEN (1994.) Dear Mother of Don and Florence PULLEN of Clinton. Loving grandmother of David and Darlene PULLEN of Saint Marys, and Michael and Lori PULLEN of Courtland. Great Grandma of Leah, Olivia, Justin and Connor. Also survived by a cousin Marjorie JOHNS, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents George and Mary (HORN) EARL, sisters Gladys (Harold) HERN, Myrtle (Norman) BROCK, and brother Angus (Marzetta) EARL, sister-in-law Florence (Ross) HERN, and brother-in-law Clifford (Hattie) PULLEN. Also predeceased by a daughter and son in infancy. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home, 153 High St. Clinton, on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 from 12 noon until time of the complete funeral service at 2 p.m. with family friend Bev RABBETS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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RABBETS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-06 published
FRENETTE, Pierre J.
At London Health Science Centre-University Campus on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. Pierre J. FRENETTE of Aylmer in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Barbara (WARD) FRENETTE. Dear step-father of Gary RABBETS and wife Colleen, Doug RABBETS and wife Cathy, Terry RABBETS and partner John SMALLMAN, Jeff and Mark RABBETS. Step-grandfather of Jarret, Brennan, Chad, Tatianna and Tara. Brother of Diane FRENETTE and husband Henry, Karole FRENETTE and Claude FRENETTE all of Montreal. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Suzanne FRENETTE. Born in Montreal, Quebec on August 23, 1947 son of the late Andre and Francine (TREMBLAY) FRENETTE. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, July 7, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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RABBIOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
RABBIOR, " Dorothy" Jean (née SMITH)
It is with sadness and loving memories that we announce the passing of (Dorothy) Jean RABBIOR. Predeceased by her life's companion, husband Alf. Jean was the dear mother of Bob (Susan), Gary (Carolyn) and Connie (Rob). Cherished grandma to Mark, Michael, James, Kristin, Caileigh and Clark. Predeceased by her sister Marion. Jean is survived by her brother Harold. Jean's life was dedicated to her love for her family and her love will live within each of us forever. Special thanks to Alice, Diane and the caring staff at Leisureworld. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Thursday, January 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated.

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RABBITO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
RABBITO, Leonardo
Passed away suddenly, at home, on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Patricia for 38 years. Much loved father of Sandra and her husband David ROWE, and John and his wife Jennifer. Loving grandpa of Kirsten, Brendan, Nicholas, Christopher and Robert. Dear brother of Baldo and Vito. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Kenmuir Baptist Church, 1640 Carmen Drive, Mississauga, on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Saint_John's Dixie Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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RABEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
WALSH, Joanne
Peacefully on January 20th, 2006 at the Peel Memorial Hospital, at the age of 60. Loving mother of Kelly and her husband Steve RABEN, and Pam and her husband Chris ARSENAULT. Beloved sister to Blake and Brent SHELDRAKE. Joanne will be greatly missed by her family, Friends and neighbours. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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RABER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-10 published
LEWIS, Bee (née RABER) (1911-2006)

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RABER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
WAESE, Mae
On Wednesday, January 4, 2006, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. Mae WAESE, beloved wife of Lou. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Heather and Arnon GLATTER, Bradley and Karen, and Jamie and Matt. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marcia and the late Sigmund LIGHTMAN, Barbara and Gerry RABER, and Ronnie and Sam HOFFER. " Mommy Mae" to Bobby, Elli, Sydney, Jory, and Cole. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 147 Old Forest Hill Road. If desired, donations may be made to the Mae Waese Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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RABEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
BURNIE, Charles Francis
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the age of 82 years. Charlie BURNIE of Sutton, formerly of Virginia, Ontario, beloved husband of Annie BURNIE (née RABEY,) formerly of Rosebridge, Gaspé, Quebec. They celebrated their golden anniversary on December 3, 2005. Loving father of Wayne BURNIE, Donna BURNIE, Brenda PALMER and Judy FEDORKO and her husband John. Dear grandfather of Jamie FEDORKO and Andrew PALMER. Dear brother of Thomas BURNIE and Theresa ANDERSON (Bruce.) Predeceased by his sisters Winnifred COMER and Margaret CARLISLE. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony's Mission Catholic Church, 28118 Hwy. 48, Virginia, Ontario, Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to St. Anthony's Mission Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family.

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RABIDEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-04 published
CARON, Peter Munro
Of Wallaceburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at the age of 54 years. Peter was a son of the late George and Gladys (MURPHY) CARRON. Beloved husband of Cleone (BENEDICT) CARON. Dear father and father-in-law of Tabathia and Tom THORPE of Wallaceburg, Cynthia CARRON and Lee FOSTER of Wallaceburg, Joseph CARRON and Jodi McCLEMENTS of Georgetown, Hazel and Henry HULME of Wallaceburg and Chrystal CARON and Norm SHARPE Jr. of Wallaceburg. Sadly missed by 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Kind brother of Thelma and Anthony SOMR Jr. of Chatham, Harriet CARON of Wallaceburg, Bill CARON of Wallaceburg, George and Mary CARON of Chatham and Tom CARON of Wallaceburg. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Son-in-law of Ian and Adeline (RABIDEAU) BENEDICT. Predeceased by brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held from the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin St. Wallaceburg, on Friday, May 5, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home.

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RABIDOUX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
RODD, Marion Irene (née HOWSON)
Peacefully after a short battle with cancer on March 13, 2006 in her 74th year. Loving wife of John RODD for 36 years of Newcastle (formerly of London.) Beloved mother of Dan (Wendy) HARTE- MAXWELL, Carol (Ken RABIDOUX), Jeffrey (Linda) and Jennifer (Bryan DEWAELE). Cherished grandmother of Adam, Lisa, Kyle, Kristine and Michael. Dear Sister of Isobel WELLS, John (Fern) HOWSON, Roy (Betty) HOWSON, Earl HOWSON, Carl (Jean) HOWSON. Memorial Service was held at the Nisbett Funeral Home in Peterborough on Saturday, March 18, 2006. In memory of Marion, donations may be made to The London Regional Cancer Centre.

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RABIDOUX o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-16 published
RODD, Marion Irene (née HOWSON)
Peacefully after a short battle with cancer at Lakeridge Health Centre, Bowmanville on Monday, March 13, 2006 in her 74th year. Loving wife of John RODD of Newcastle for 36 years. Beloved mother of Dan (Wendy) HARTE- MAXWELL, Carol (Ken) RABIDOUX), Jeffrey (Linda) and Jennifer (Bryan DEWAELE.) Cherished grandmother of Adam, Lisa, Kyle, Kristine and Michael. Dear sister of Isobel WELLS, John (Fern) HOWSON, Roy (Betty) HOWSON, Earl HOWSON, Carl (Jean) HOWSON. Friends will be received at the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel (600 Monaghan Road South, Peterborough) on Friday, March 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Nisbett Chapel. Reception to follow in the Nisbett Reception Centre. Private interment at Upper Keene Cemetery. In memory of Marion, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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RABINOVITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
Tom HODGSON, Artist And Athlete: (1924-2006)
The last surviving member of the Painters Eleven group that introduced abstract art to Toronto was an anti-academic who favoured spontaneity over skill. He was also a champion canoeist
By John CHAPUT, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Tom HODGSON grew up on Toronto's Centre Island near Hanlon's Point, a locale named after the legendary 19th-century rower Ned HANLON, but chose canoeing as his water sport. That proved wise as he became a Canadian Olympian on the water and even symbolic in his lifelong occupation as an artist. Whereas a rower gazes back on the water he has spanned, the paddler always looks ahead.
Technically a master of representational fundamentals, Mr. HODGSON enjoyed a long career in advertising, could paint striking realistic portraits, and picked up extra money doing courtroom sketches. His quest as an artist, however, was to find new means to express creativity, even if it meant suppressing skill and rebelling against an establishment he regarded as stifling.
"He thought the most creative people were the young who weren't influenced by anything," says daughter Lise SNAJDR. "My father was a skilled draftsman, but, in a way, he was against skill because it was all stuff you picked up from life experience. He was left-handed, but he went through a period of drawing only with his right hand in an attempt not to be too skillful. As it turned out, he developed an ambidexterity that proved to be another skill.
"His painting was spontaneous -- everything he did was -- but he wanted it to look that way. He could be free and liberal with paint, and put his feelings into a work."
Described by some as "anti-intellectual," Mr. HODGSON was, in fact, a deep thinker who would be better described as anti-academic. "He had his own ideas," says artist Gary MILLER of Peterborough, Ontario "He had great admiration for Willem de Kooning, but he didn't want to just cater to someone's opinion. He was stubborn and, because he was anti-academic, there was a movement to squelch Tom."
In his book Creativity Is Change, Mr. HODGSON declared skill to be "in some ways the antithesis of creativity, a sort of disrespect for man's time, and certainly for his individualism&hellip
"Creativity is curiosity, concern, trial and error, invention, not knowing, discovery. Skill is knowing how to do something…. The essence of creativity is uniqueness."
Mr. HODGSON was sometimes dismissed as a "jock painter" because many couldn't see athleticism and aesthetics harmonized in one personality. He won more than a dozen national titles at the juvenile and junior levels, and then nine more as an adult. In 1952, he took eighth place at the 1952 Helsinki Games in the 1,000-metre tandem with Art Johnson. At the Melbourne Games in 1956, he placed ninth in the 10,000-metre tandem with Bill Stevenson.
Standing just under six feet tall and weighing about 140 pounds, Mr. HODGSON was a whirlwind in the studio, his frenetic energy bustling as if his body was struggling to keep up with his train of thought. Although articulate, he could lapse into a stutter that affected his speech in childhood but was brought under control through therapy he took early in his professional life.
Mr. HODGSON's first serious painting was done from 1943 to 1945 while he was training as a pilot and gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Second World War ended and he was discharged before he could be assigned to combat, but he made numerous renderings of military life and later donated them to the War Art Museum. He first achieved artistic prominence a decade later as one of the Painters Eleven, the association of Toronto avant-garde painters who challenged artistic conservatism and gave the city its first healthy dose of abstract modernism. With Jack BUSH, Oscar CAHEN, Hortense GORDON, Alexandra LUKE, Jock MacDONALD, Ray MEAD, Kazuo NAKAMURA, William RONALD, Harold TOWN and Walter YARWOOD, they broadened the scope of Canadian art through mutual support and group exhibitions from their 1953 formation through their gradual fragmentation and dissolution from 1956 to 1960. Their affiliation was more professional than theoretical; they used disparate approaches and had no aesthetic commonalities.
Works of the Painters Eleven grew in demand and value in the '60s, but just a little too late for Mr. HODGSON to take full advantage of it. Short of materials at the time, he painted over some of the canvasses that could have brought in good money. Bad luck also struck in 1993 when a fire at his cottage destroyed many of the works he had stored there.
As a senior instructor at the Ontario College of Art, he was in the forefront of outrage at the upheaval of the school brought about by the policies of new president Roy ASCOTT in 1971-72. As a tenured professor, Mr. HODGSON was able to keep his job while many of his colleagues were fired, only to quit himself within a few months. Ironically, he was one of only two people on staff who had opposed the institution of tenure at the Ontario College of Art in the 1960s.
"Tom believed in the process of creativity as one of constant change and in the freedom of artists," says Mr. MILLER, then a student at the Ontario College of Art. " ASCOTT and later Royden RABINOVITCH were from the New York school, very radical and modern, and they were telling students their work was garbage. So Tom broke away, formed the Z School, and took half the student body with him."
As protests go, it was symbolically powerful and a practical failure.
"The Z School lasted about six months," recalls Don MORRISON, an artist and illustrator who was Mr. HODGSON's long-time friend and business partner. "You can't very well have a school without a structure or bureaucracy."
Mr. MORRISON and Mr. HODGSON shared studio space, first on Church Street across from St. James Cathedral, then in a warehouse on the corner of Dufferin and Bloor. Those were also venues for Drawing Night in Canada figure classes held every Thursday. The classes were conducted as the antithesis of the typically sombre gathering of sketchers and painters around a nude model.
"Usually at classes like that, it's like listening for a pin to drop," Mr. MORRISON says. Drawing Night in Canada was different. "These were noisy, vocal, 10 to 18 artists talking and joking. Anyone could grab a cold beer for 50 cents. The model would talk back and tell stories, too."
Inevitably, Mr. MORRISON wearied of the back-lane access to the warehouse and told his partner he'd prefer a storefront studio.
"A storefront?" Mr. HODGSON retorted. "I need a storefront like I need a hole in the head." In a matter of weeks, they had two storefront studios, one of them facing the historically infamous but architecturally engaging Mental Health Centre at 999 Queen Street West.
"Tom was impulsive, just like his painting. He would do exactly what he wanted," Mr. MORRISON says. "He built a swimming pool in the backyard of every house he owned. He would attempt to do almost anything. One day, he had a plumber come to his home on MacPherson Avenue because of a leak and the plumber said a lot of digging was necessary to get at the incoming line in front of the house. When he told Tom what it would cost, Tom said: 'I'll tell you what, I'll dig it myself.' After he had dug this enormous hole, I told Tom: 'Well, it may have been a lot of work to dig, but it'll be easy to fill in.' 'I don't want to fill it in,' he told me. 'I'm going to build a ramp so I can drive my bike right under the front porch and into the basement.' He had three motorcycles -- a BMW, a Husqvarna, and a Can-Am. So he built the ramp.
"It didn't occur to me that if he took the ramp to come in the basement, he'd use it to get out, too. I was renting on the second floor, and the first time he revved up one his bikes -- VRRRROOOOM! I jumped right out of bed."
Mr. HODGSON's energetic and impulsive nature, bohemian cultural surroundings and enjoyment of good times were an ideal formula for trouble in a man ripe for midlife crisis. He had a number of lovers and ended his first marriage to Wilma HODGSON before settling into a peaceful lifestyle with his second wife, Catherine GOOD. They moved to Peterborough in 1990. A few years later, he began to display the first signs of Alzheimer's. He was the last surviving member of the Painters Eleven.
Thomas Sherlock HODGSON was born on June 5, 1924, in Toronto. He died on February 27, 2006, near Peterborough, Ontario, of Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his sons Mark, Rand and Timothy, daughters Lise Snajdr and Kara Warburton, and sister Jane HODGSON. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine.

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RABINOVITCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-28 published
SIEGEL, Daniel
Suddenly on Sunday, November 26, 2006. Daniel SIEGEL, beloved husband of Michelle. Loving father of Sage. Devoted son of Jack and Eleanor. Dear brother and brother- in-law of Mark and Barbara SIEGEL, Robyn and Neil APPLEBAUM, and Nancy and Ted RABINOVITCH. Services at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) on Tuesday, November 28th at 12: 00 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery in the Community Section. Shiva 144 Strathearn Road. Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association 416-363-3373.

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RABKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-21 published
WILSON, Roy Leslie
In his 63rd year, Thursday, November 16, 2006 passed away unexpectedly at the Mount Sinai Hospital leaving his soul mate, companion and wife Betty McDONALD, stepson James VAN HOOF, sister-in-law Sara RABKIN, and brother-in-law Steven RABKIN. Predeceased by his brother Bruce, survived by his mother Mildred, Brother John, and Sister Lois. Friends are invited to celebrate Roy's life on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at York Cemetery and Reception Centre at 160 Beecroft Rd. (Yonge and Sheppard) at 3: 00 p.m. 416-221-3404. Supper Reception to follow in the Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously received for the Sunnybrook Foundation for Leukemia Research 416-480-4483, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto M4N 3N5.

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RABOVSKY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-20 published
RONALD, Goldie (née RABOVSKY)
Peacefully at her home in Owen Sound after a lengthy battle with cancer and with her family by her side on Tuesday April 18, 2006. In her 54th year, Goldie RONALD (née RABOVSKY,) the loving wife and friend of Bruce RONALD. The loving mother of Kayla and Seth. Loved daughter of (Meyer) Mike RABOVSKY and his wife Miriam. Dear niece of Bertha RABOVSKY. Goldie was a tireless supporter of the Owen Sound Kiwanis Club, the Hospital Auxiliary, The Georgian Bay Children's Choir and the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue. Funeral services will be held at the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue, 313 - 11th Street East in Owen Sound on Friday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Interment on Greenwood Cemetery. In keeping with Jewish custom, Shiva (when the public are invited to visit with the family) will be held at the family home, 101 - 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound following the funeral Friday April 21 after cemetery services until 7 p.m., Sunday April 23 from 1 to 7 p.m., Monday April 24 from 1 to 7 p.m., Tuesday April 25 from 1 to 7 p.m., Wednesday April 26 from 1 to 7 p.m. and Thursday April 27 from 1 to 7 p.m. Also in keeping with the Jewish custom, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Owen Sound Kiwanis Music Festival would be appreciated by the family (and may be made by calling Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home 376-2326).

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RABOVSKY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-21 published
RONALD, Goldie
Peacefully at her home in Owen Sound after a lengthy battle with cancer and with her family by her side on Tuesday April 18, 2006. In her 54th year, Goldie RONALD (née RABOVSKY,) the loving wife and friend of Bruce RONALD. The loving mother of Kayla and Seth. Loved daughter of (Meyer) Mike RABOVSKY and his wife Miriam. Dear niece of Bertha RABOVSKY. Goldie was a tireless supporter of the Owen Sound Kiwanis Club, the Hospital Auxiliary, The Georgian Bay Children's Choir and the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue. Funeral services will be held at the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue, 313 - 11th Street East in Owen Sound on Friday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Interment on Greenwood Cemetery. In keeping with Jewish custom, Shiva (when the public are invited to visit with the family) will be held at the family home, 101 - 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound following the funeral Friday April 21 after cemetery services until 7 p.m., Sunday April 23 from 1 to 7 p.m., Monday April 24 from 1 to 7 p.m., Tuesday April 25 from 1 to 7 p.m., Wednesday April 26 from 1 to 7 p.m. and Thursday April 27 from 1 to 7 p.m. Also in keeping with the Jewish custom, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Owen Sound Kiwanis Music Festival would be appreciated by the family (and may be made by calling Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home 376-2326).

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