BARKHOUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
Margaret ATWOOD, Dietitian (1909-2006)
Headstrong woman loved the outdoors and helped inspire her daughter and namesake, Canada's celebrated author and poet
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
A dietitian by training, strong-willed and independent by upbringing, the original Margaret ATWOOD raised her children on a diet of thrift, reading aloud and the freedom to explore their natural and intellectual surroundings. By the time she was a grandmother, economy was ingrained as a habit rather than a necessity, but the years had not blunted her sense of adventure.
"Quite some time after the event, I told both my parents that I had tried LSD," her younger daughter, Ruth SIFERD, said recently. "Daddy pursed up his mouth and looked disapproving. Mum leaned forward and said, 'What was it like?' "
Staying with her grandmother when her parents (writers Margaret ATWOOD and Graeme GIBSON) were away was "fantastic," recalled Jess Atwood GIBSON, 30, now a graduate student in art history at Yale University. "My grandmother would allow me to feed her Venus flytrap endless small pieces of ground meat on toothpicks, and she would show me how to tickle its fronds, pretending to be a fly, and give me an account of its digestion."
Every morning before school, Mrs. ATWOOD would sit young Jess on a stool and wind her hair into long, fat curls around her finger with a white comb dipped in a glass of water. "For a seven-year-old, the best grandmother possible was one who could both explain plant digestion and curl hair into ringlets."
Although Margaret ATWOOD has always resisted interpreting her own fiction for readers, she told literary biographer Rosemary Sullivan (The Red Shoes) that her muse was the mother figure. Mothers run the gamut in Ms. ATWOOD's work from holy terrors to benevolent nurturers, but the story that is probably most autobiographical is "Significant Moments in the Life of My Mother" from Bluebeard's Egg.
"I used to think that my mother, in her earlier days, led a life of sustained hilarity and hair-raising adventure," Ms. ATWOOD wrote. "Horses ran away with her, men offered to, she was continually falling out of trees…" It is only later that Ms. ATWOOD realizes that "the stories were just the punctuation" in a life that had "long stretches of uneventful time."
Margaret Dorothy Killam ATWOOD was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. The eldest of five children of Harold KILLAM, a country doctor, and his wife Ora Louise WEBSTER, she was socially shy but physically daring. A tomboy, she delighted in walking the barn ridgepole and riding her two cherished horses, Dick and Nell.
She was 17 and sliding down a banister at Normal School in Truro when Carl ATWOOD, a hard-working self-made man who had grown up in the backwoods of South Shore, Nova Scotia, spotted her and immediately fell in love -- or so he said.
As wily as she was headstrong, she got the better of her father after he refused to let her bob her hair in the 1920s. She waited until he had a dentist appointment and made her plea while the drill was whirling. He retorted that she could do anything she wanted as long as she left him alone, and so she went straight to the barber and had her waist-length tresses chopped.
Perhaps that's why her father declined to send her to university on the grounds that she was "frivolous." Instead she taught school, saved money and won a scholarship to Mount Allison University. She graduated in domestic science and became a dietitian and nutritionist.
After a long courtship with Carl ATWOOD -- money was scarce and she was having "too much fun," as she later told her children she finally married her beau in 1935. Besides having a PhD, he was an expert woodsman and the only one of her suitors that her father didn't dismiss as a "jackass." They spent their honeymoon canoeing down the Saint_John River in New Brunswick.
Then they headed for northern Quebec, where Prof. ATWOOD, an entomologist, had a small forest insect research station. Living first in a tent then a cabin, Mrs. ATWOOD raised her first two children, Harold and Margaret (Peggy), without the benefit of running water or electricity -- during prime insect season -- from spring until fall. Prof. ATWOOD pawned his fountain pen to pay the hospital bill when Peggy was born in November, 1939.
The family spent winters in Ottawa, but Mrs. ATWOOD much preferred the bush, where she could swim in the cold northern lakes -- "refreshing, refreshing," she invariably trilled as she strode purposefully into the frigid water. She also loved to grow vegetables, pick blueberries, fish, shoot grouse, sweep the dirt out the door in the morning and be done with housekeeping for the day. "My mother baked her way through the war years," Ms. ATWOOD remembered, "with no-butter, low-sugar recipes, and when we ran out of protein she'd open a can of Spam, mix up some Klim milk powder, or go down to the end of the dock and throw in a line for pickerel."
In 1945 the ATWOODs moved to Sault Ste. Marie, where Prof. ATWOOD set up another insect lab. With this change of venue, the family spent the warmer months of the year at a cabin on the shore of Lake Superior.
Mrs. ATWOOD put her children to work picking berries at a cent a cup, which she preserved for eating in the colder months. Her daughter Peggy still remembers seeing her mother waving a broom and yelling "Scat" to chase away a bear that had trashed the food cache.
The family moved to Toronto in 1946, so that Prof. ATWOOD could begin teaching zoology at the University of Toronto. Their second daughter and third child, Ruth, was born five years later, in 1951. Mrs. ATWOOD was 42, but age wasn't the only factor that differentiated her from most of the other neighbourhood moms. She hated housework and was oblivious to the consumer boom of the 1950s and 1960s.
"She had absolutely zero interest in colours of furniture, curtains, or other 'girl' stuff -- Dad did all that," remembered her younger daughter, Ruth. "As long as things were cleanish and had no holes she was happy." She was attached to "things" for their sentimental value, but otherwise material goods were of little interest. "The Depression mentality of reduce-reuse-recycle came naturally to her and was very useful in the bush and on canoe trips."
Besides raising three children, to whom she read aloud voraciously, Mrs. ATWOOD was committed to Scottish country dancing and ice dancing, an activity she enjoyed until she was 75.
Her last years were mired in ill health, but even when she was blind and bedridden in a nursing home, she never complained. She didn't believe in whining.
Margaret Dorothy Killam ATWOOD was born June 8, 1909, in Kinsman's Corners, Nova Scotia She died at home in Toronto this past Saturday. She was 97. Predeceased by her husband, the zoologist Carl ATWOOD, she leaves her three children, their families and her younger sister, Joyce BARKHOUSE. There will be a memorial service later in the month.

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BARKHOUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
ATWOOD, Margaret Dorothy Killam
Peacefully, at home, on Sunday December 31, 2006 aged 97. Wife of the late Carl Edmund ATWOOD. Survived by children Harold ATWOOD and spouse Lenore, Margaret ATWOOD and spouse Graeme GIBSON, and Ruth ATWOOD and spouse Ralph SIFERD; grandchildren, David, Robert, Evan, Mathew, Graeme, and Jess; great-grandchildren, Madelaine, Rowan, Carl, and Sarah; and sister Joyce BARKHOUSE. A memorial service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Wednesday January 17, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. The family wishes to thank Eileen Allen and Melinda Dabaay, the tireless caregivers who over the past seven years enabled our mother to stay in her home, as she wished. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Couchiching Conservancy, Box 704, Orillia, L3V 6K7, 1-705-326-1620 nature@couchconservancy.ca.

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BARKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
GOULD, Albert
With dignity, on Sunday, September 23, 2007. Devoted and beloved husband of Ruth for 61 years. Loving father of Susan and the late Ralph BERGER, and Bonnie and Gary LIPTON. Adoring grandfather of Eric and Julia BERGER, Esther BERGER, Lili, Noa and Dina LIPTON. Very proud great-grandfather of Sophia and Ella BERGER. Dear brother of Bea and the late Wilfred GOULD, Irwin GOULD and Judy SCOLNIK. Much loved brother-in-law of Norma and the late Kiva BARKIN, Sol and Anna Mae BELMONT. Loving and dear uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Na'amat Canada 416-636-5425.

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BARLETTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-11 published
O'CONNELL, John F.X., P.Eng.
"I am full of wonder at what is coming next… it's gonna be powerful"
Peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2007 at Credit Valley Hospital, following a long illness borne with integrity, humility and courage. Predeceased by his beloved Ange (née Angela McGOWAN) in 2000. Forever missed by his children Tish (Letitia O'CONNELL,) Dan with fiancée Diane O'DWYER and Kate O'Connell MAYFIELD. His grandchildren John, Clare and Daniel Barker and Michael Mayfield will always be inspired by their beloved Gramps. Also missed by sisters Pat BARLETTA and Joan MULROONEY, sister-in-law Joan O'CONNELL and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Jean and brothers Jim and Bill. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1930, John was recruited out of his graduating class at Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute to come to Toronto to help build its new subway. Throughout a long career in design and construction he was a leader on many projects that shaped Southwestern Ontario. He was fiercely proud of his Irish heritage and citizenship, and lived by the motto, "American by birth, Irish by the grace of God."Possessed of an inquiring and discerning mind, his quiet, perspicacious and slyly mischievous nature endeared him to many. He was a man of deep faith, selflessly devoted to his family, a wise father who taught by quiet example and a model of integrity to his children and grandchildren. He will never be forgotten. The family will receive Friends from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South, (Highway 10), Brampton. Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 66A Main Street South, Brampton on Thursday, July 12 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Trenton.

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BARLOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-11 published
THARYAN, Molly (1931-2007)
Died unexpectedly, on December 9, in Chennai, India. Survived by her children Noona and Jonathan BARLOW, by her sisters Anna THARYAN and Sheila OOMEN, and her brother K.C. THARYAN, and their families. A lady of great culture, warmth, and wise spirituality, she will be deeply missed. She graduated with the President's Medal from Queen Mary's College, University of Madras, and was in the inaugural class of the first post-graduate school of journalism in India. Her career in the travel industry brought her Friends and colleagues across North America, Europe and India. Private funeral in India on Wednesday December 12. A celebration of a life well lived will be held in Toronto on a date to be announced in January - contact atharyan@gmail.com

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BARLOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
ALSTON, Sheila
Died peacefully on Tuesday, 18 December at the age of 79. Predeceased by her husband John, and her son Peter, she is mourned by her daughters Sandra, and Deborah (Robin BARLOW,) her son Neil, and daughter-in-law Donna O'CONNOR. A beloved grandmother, she will be missed by Kevin (Cathy SHELDRICK) BURK/BURKE, Meghan (and Jim) PROVOST, Jessa and Emily Alston O'CONNOR, and Tegan and Rian ALSTON, and great-grandchildren, Madeleine and Nathaniel PROVOST and Eric BURK/BURKE. A funeral service will be held on Saturday 22 December at 11: 00 a.m. in the chapel at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek. To honour her memory, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada.

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BARNABE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
BARNABE, Darren, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Dedicated teacher at Fairglen Elementary School Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, July 16, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 42 years. Beloved husband of Michelle BARNABE (MORRISON.) Proud father of Megan, Dana and Jesse. Dear son of Roger and Pat (MOSS) BARNABE. Loving brother of Michelle FIDLER and Jeannine (Bob) PISTAWKA. Cherished son-in-law of Don MORRISON and the late Madge (O'BRIEN.) Survived by his grandparents Agnes BARNABE (late Phillipe) and Carole MOSS (late Peter.) The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18th. A mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Gabriel's Parish, 650 Sheppard Ave. East on Thursday, July 19th at 10 a.m. Special Thanks to Doctor KNOX at Princess Margaret Hospital and the Palliative Care Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto M4S 3B1 or The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray Street, Lebovic Bldg., 4th Floor, Toronto, M5T 3L9. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BARNARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-28 published
BARNARD, Marjorie Alma (née LESLIE)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday, June 27th, 2007. Marjorie Alma BARNARD (née LESLIE,) of R.R.#2, Owen Sound, in her 95th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late W.W. (Wib) BARNARD. Loving mother of the late Leslie BARNARD and the late Marjorie (Cookie) SHANTZ- SEELEY. Dear mother-in-law of Georgina BARNARD and her partner, Lloyd BUMSTEAD. Marjorie will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Todd BARNARD (Shari,) Bruce BARNARD, David ALLEN, Eva DE GASPERIS and Paul SHANTZ Jr. her great-grandchildren, Ashley McNEIL, Ryan ALLEN and Kyle BARNARD her great-great-grand_son, Michael SMITH; her special nieces and nephews; her step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, James and Annie LESLIE: her brothers, Robert, Ed and Charles LESLIE; her sisters, Ella MORRISON and Eva HILTS. A Funeral Service for Marjorie BARNARD will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 -- 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519)-376-7492 on Friday, June 29th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Autism Society or the Owen Sound Rotary Club as your expression of sympathy.

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BARNARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-23 published
WARKENTIN, Wilda J.
November 17, 2007, age 73, of West Bloomfield, Michigan. Beloved wife of Ralph. Dearest Mother of Jane, and Nancy (Rich) HOUDEK. Loving Grandmother of Karin, Evan, and Grace. Dear Sister of Laurene BOYD, Audrey PASK, Marlie WEST, Georgina BARNARD, Margaret GIRDLER and Linda BAUMAN/BOWMAN. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, November 21, 2007.

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BARNARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-07 published
McGEE, Robert David
Peacefully at his residence on Friday January 5, 2007. Robert David McGEE of Kent Street Woodstock in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Ruby Margaret McGEE (( LEUSZLERnée) COLE) and the late Myrtle McGEE (née (LINDSAY1987.)) Dear father of Lorraine BLOOMFIELD and her husband Don of Woodstock, Carol CARNEGIE and her husband Paul of Stratford, Bill and his wife Carolyn of Woodstock, Don LEUSZLER of Montreal, Philip LEUSZLER of Woodstock and Tim LEUSZLER of London. Loved grandfather of nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lillian ROWE of Woodstock, Ruth HEATH of London, Earl (Ike) McGEE and his wife Phyllis of Woodstock. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Margaret BARNARD, Jean LANGILLE and Betty ROTH. Robert was a longtime member of Calvary Pentecostal Church in Woodstock. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home 845 Devonshire Ave. Woodstock (519-539-0004) Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Calvary Pentecostal Church 65 Lansdowne Avenue Woodstock Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Keith BISHOP officiating. Interment Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Calvary Pentecostal Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BARNECOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
HEWITT, Roberta Annette Shaughnon (née BARNECOTT)
Peacefully, at Toronto on Monday, January 1, 2007. Born in Aylmer, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Roberta and Tom BARNECOTT. Cherished wife of the late Maurice Connell HEWITT. Beloved mother of Annette (Clarke ADDISON) and Maureen HEWITT, both of Toronto. Loved grandmother of grand_sons Alexander, Connell and Brent and grand-daughter Taylor. A private service was held on Friday, January 5th at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, Toronto. Officiant The Reverend Allan LOGAN. Donations in Roberta's memory may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation 95 Bayly Street West, Unit #404, Ajax Ontario L1S 7K8.

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BARNECOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-15 published
HENSHAW, Douglas Harvey
Died peacefully in the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa on August 13th 2007 after celebrating his 84th birthday with his family on August 7th. Beloved husband of Marilyn (née BARNECOTT) for fifty-five years. Devoted father of John (Joy CHAO) of Vancouver, Ann (Jim NORMAN) of Toronto, Bill of Dublin, California, Peter (Belinda DODSON) of Ottawa, and Jane (Steven DONALD) of Oakville. Loving grandfather of Matthew and Jamie DONALD. Dear brother of Joan GREEN of St. Albert, Alberta, and uncle to her daughters Valerie, Jill and Alison. Predeceased by his brother David and parents Clara and Harvey HENSHAW of Hamilton. Doug was born in Hamilton in 1923. He graduated from Delta Collegiate in Hamilton in 1942. He then attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a B.A. Sc. in 1946, M.A. Sc. in 1948 and PhD in 1951 as a member of the first graduating class of the Institute of Aerophysics. During the 1940s he worked for A.V. Roe (Avro) Canada. After completing his PhD, which involved the construction of a supersonic wind tunnel, he joined the National Research Council's National Aeronautical Establishment in Arnprior. He moved with the National Aeronautical Establishment to Ottawa in July 1953 and worked there until he moved to De Havilland Aircraft in Toronto in 1956. In 1966 he took the family to California, where he worked on Lockheed's Supersonic Transport. In 1967 he returned to Canada, working for a time in Kitchener establishing the new Conestoga College. In 1968, he returned to Ottawa to work for the National Research Council, where he remained until his retirement in 1986. Doug had a lifelong fascination for airplanes, from his boyhood entries in model aircraft competitions and his enthusiasm for airshows and air museums, to his close following of the development of Boeing's Dreamliner. He was also a keen traveller and photographer and in his retirement, an avid amateur genealogist. Until his final few weeks, he was cared for by Marilyn at home in Edwards, where the family has lived since 1970. His brother David's problems with mental illness prompted Doug to support Ottawa's Salus Corporation (www.salus.on.ca, 2000 Scott Street, Ottawa, K1Z 6T2), to whom donations may be made in lieu of flowers. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at a Memorial Visitation at the Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank St, Metcalfe, Ontario from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service in Memory of Doug will take place in the Chapel of the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m. Private Inurnment, Aylmer Cemetery, Aylmer, Ontario.

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BARNES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
SMITH, Bruce Arnold
After a richly blest and fully rounded life, Bruce sailed beyond the horizon on the 26th of December, 2006 at the Hamilton General Hospital in his 88th year after a brief battle with cancer. Beloved husband of the late Beth, and the loving and highly respected father of Kim, Cam, Kirk and Ann Elise whose accomplishments made him immensely proud. Devoted father-in-law of Marilyn, Cathy and Carrie. Dearly loved Grandpa of Laura, Jerrod Bruce, Scott, Erica and Bryan. Special uncle of Susan McKNIGHT and Doctor Michael Bruce BLAKLEY. Dearest companion and partner of Betty BARNES. Predeceased by his parents Lucetta (Merriam) and Frank, and his sisters Elsie, Eva and Alma. Bruce attended Sault Collegiate Institute and was its representative at the Coronation of King George the Sixth. He was a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto (Victoria College) (Class of '41) and of the Ontario College of Education where he was Class President. In the Second World War, he served with Second Division Signals throughout the European campaign including Verrieres Ridge with the South Saskatchewan Regiment. He took great pride from the fact that his 35 men won no less than 12 decorations for valour and dedication. Bruce had a long career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as an announcer and radio host. For 23 years his morning show 'Toast and Jamboree' was a staple in thousands of households on both sides of the border. For many years he was president of Humber Highland Curling Club and of the Toronto Marine Historical Society. He was the first Honorary Mayor of Black Creek Pioneer Village and served on the Metro Conservation Foundation. He received the Queens Confederation Medal, the North York Civic Award and the Ontario Volunteer Award. Bruce was a member of the Probus Club of Burlington, Branch 60 of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Signals Officers Club, and Monday Men's at Wellington Square United Church. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday, January 5, 2007 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by Bruce's family for whom he was a role model. The bereft family members will miss his special presence and will forever try to live his legacy. The family would like you to sign the book of condolences at www.smithsfh.com O Valiant Heart

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BARNES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-12 published
CHORNIUK, Mary
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband Peter. Beloved mother of Sylvia and her husband Doctor Andrew TYNIO the late Betty and her late husband Lloyd BARNES. Cherished grandmother of Greg BARNES and his wife Natasha and the late Andrea TYNIO. Special great-grandmother of Jason and Kiara. Will be remembered by her brothers Jack and Peter KALYN. Resting at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele), on Thursday, July 12 from 5-9 p.m. Panachida 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2007 at 10 a.m., then to St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral for the Orthodox Rite of Funeral at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.

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BARNES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
MacLEAN, Mary Margaret " Marg" (née DAVIS)
Peacefully, in hospital, with her family at her side, on 25 July 2007, Ottawa, Ontario. Born 25 February 1916, Winnipeg, Manitoba to Robert J. DAVIS (Larne, Northern Ireland) and Ethel M. ABERNETHY (Kingston, Ontario). Marg joins her dear, late husband, Roderick Watson MacLEAN (1979,) and two precious children, Duncan and Katherine (1945). Beloved mother of Brian Roderick of Ottawa (Debbie GIBSON) and Margaret Joan (Arnold DAGENAIS) of Vancouver, and loving Gramma Marg to Duncan and Brilee. She was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert A. and Elinore DAVIS, sisters-in-law, Jean and Jessie MacLEAN and Betty TILLEY, brothers-in-law, Bruce MacLEAN and Reid TILLEY, and cousin, Irene POWERS. She is survived by brother-in-law, John MacLEAN (Toronto,) sister-in-law Joy MacLEAN (Calgary,) and Clarke and MaryLou GIBSON (Wasaga Beach). Marg delighted in her family as mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, step-grandmother, great step-grandmother, aunt and great aunt, and was a wonderful friend to all who knew her. She will be remembered with much love. A member of 'the Chestnut Street gang' with Edna Houston and the late Allie Williams, Marg was educated at Kelvin High School in Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba before moving to Ottawa and Queen's University (B.A., 1937). She and her dear friend, Isobel Muir, met at Queen's. At Carleton University Marg was Secretary to the Graduate School. An avid 'B' golfer, Marg was a long-time member of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, a past captain of the women golfers at the Hunt Club, played regularly with the business women and curled when the snow came. She loved bridge and played regularly till just before her death. A love of travel took her from Russia to New Zealand with family visits to Mexico and to cousin, Ibby BELL, in Northern Ireland. She was an active member of Glebe Saint_James United Church. For years she was a community volunteer. For the last several years Marg was part of the community at The Palisades Ottawa where she had many long-time and new Friends who were wonderful company. The Glebe had been her neighbourhood since coming to Ottawa, even while living in Alta Vista. Thank you all for your Friendships. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Marg's Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, 2 August 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery. Donations can be made in Marg's memory to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Thanks to the staff at The Palisades-Ottawa, the nursing staff of 8 West at the Ottawa General Hospital and in particular, to Doctor BARNES, Doctor MacKINNON, Hillary GRAHAM and Kelly Ann BAINES for their caring support. Thanks also to Rev. George CLIFFORD for his constant Friendship and guidance. Condolences/tributes: mcgarryfamily.ca

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BARNES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-14 published
BARNES, Kathleen Margaret Evelyn
(September 5, 1916 to August 11, 2007)
Beloved wife of John, and cherished mother of Lyndon, and Margaret (Tony). She will be greatly missed by her loving grandchildren Jennifer (David), Andrew, David, and Ashley, and great-grand_son Matthew. Kathleen will be missed by her daughter-in-law Carole. Dear sister of John, and the late Eileen, and Jerry. A family memorial service will take place on Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 1: 00 p.m. at Ellesmere United Church, 37 Marchington Circle, Scarborough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BARNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
COATES, Gerald A. " Jerry"
Of Saint Thomas, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, January 11, 2007, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of 55 years to Edie (LAVALLEE) COATES. Dearly loved father of Sandy GRAHAM and her husband Jerry of Comox, British Columbia, Sue COATES and her husband Ken WARNER of Huntsville, and Larry COATES and his wife Lynn of Union. Cherished Granddad of Pete, Jenni, Allison, Shannon, Alex, and Michael. Dear brother of Norman COATES and loved uncle of Allan COATES. Dear brother-in-law of Val and Freem CLOWERY, Paul ALLARD, and Bill and Bev BARNETT. Born in Ascot Corner, Québec, February 2, 1929, he was the son of the late Arthur and Muriel (LIPSEY) COATES. Jerry was a (retired) 42 year employee of Bell Canada. He was a longtime member of the Saint Thomas Curling Club, an avid outdoorsman, golfer and rose gardener. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. A public memorial service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday, January 16th at 11: 00 a.m. Friends and relatives will be received by the family on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of service. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be appreciated.

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BARNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
BARNETT, Arthur James
Passed away on June 8th, 2007 in Maxville, Ontario at age 83. Royal Canadian Air Force Veteran of World War 2. Survived one parachute jump, being struck by lightening twice and 31 bombing trips on Germany. Group Insurance Manager during a 40 year career at Canadian International Paper. son of the late Arthur T. and Margaret BARNETT (née McCORMICK,) loving husband of the late Edna Florence MORRISON, father of Brian (Carlisle, Massaachusetts) and Brent (Pierrefonds, Québec.) Father-in-law of Claudia TALLAND. Grandfather of Eric, Christopher, Kelly, Amelia and Natalie. Loving friend and companion of the late Audré KING (Hartington.) Also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Hubert PLOMER (Chateauguay, Québec.) He always expressed gratitude for the enduring Friendship of the Merz family of Mervale. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Munro and Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 20 Main St. Maxville (613-527-2898). His ashes will be scattered with his wife's, attended by family. As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. As a Memorial to Arthur a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows-memories live. Condolences may be made online at www.munromorris.com

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BARNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-14 published
MATTHEWS, Evelyn Harvey (née BARNETT)
Evelyn MATTHEWS, a resident of Garneau Hall, 10919 82nd Avenue, died on 10 June 2007 following a massive stoke suffered June 4. Born 23 November 1913, she grew up at 10701 University Avenue in Strathcona, attending Queen Alexandria School and Strathcona High and graduating from the U of A as a dietician. She retained, to the end, fond memories of family life with three siblings, brother Barnard 'Barnie' and sisters Ethel and Irene as well as the maternal Grandmother. The children were active in sports and outdoor activities summer and winter. In summer, they spent their Strathcona High lunch breaks honing swimming skills at the Queen Elizabeth pool and spent weekends hiking the Whitemud ravine. Her father, John BARNETT was a teacher at Strathcona High who founded the Alberta Teacher's Association. Barnett House on 142nd Street is named after him. She married Syd MATTHEWS, a journalist, in Edmonton in 1938. They moved to Toronto in 1939 where they raised two sons, John, who spent a career as an officer in the Canadian army, and David, an auto mechanic and recently retired instructor in auto mechanics at Centennial College in Toronto. Syd and Evelyn formed a public relations business, Syd Matthews and Partners Ltd., and created Matthews' List, a guide to Canadian print and broadcast media still very widely used in the public relations business. Syd provided the creative inspiration but Evelyn was the practical driving force in managing the business. Evelyn was predeceased by her father John in 1946, her mother Lottie in 1980, brother Barnie in 1956 and sister Ethel in 1994. She is survived by her sons John (Cathleen) and David (Sandy), five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Her funeral will be held on Friday, June 15 at 1: 30 p.m. at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, 15495 Castle Downs Road, Edmonton. Howard and McBride Westlawn Chapel (780) 484-5500

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BARNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-12 published
WILSON, Lois J. (née SOBOTTA)
A resident of Chatham, Lois J. WILSON passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at the age of 98. Born in Laurium, Michigan, and raised in Muskegon, daughter of the late Otto and Huldah (WHITE/WHYTE) SOBOTTA. Beloved wife of the late Sydney J. WILSON (1997.) Lois and Sydney married and moved to Chatham in 1937 after graduating from the University of Michigan. Dear mother of Karen BARNETT and her husband Bill of Toronto, and Steve WILSON and his wife Ruth of London. Grandmother of Gregory and Kevan BARNETT, Jennifer, Ian, and Stephanie WILSON. Sister of the late Shirley (SOBOTTA) STORCH, and the late John SOBOTTA. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Lois was a member and Past-President of the Maycourt Club, Chatham. She was also a member of Christ Church and had been active in the Chancel Guild, Altar Guild, a delegate to Synod, and the Board of Management. She also belonged to several bridge clubs, and worked in school libraries in both Chatham and Muskegon. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from Christ Church, 80 Wellington St. W., Chatham on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with The Rev. Paul MILLWARD officiating. Interment in Old Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in Lois' honour to Christ Church would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BARNICKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
HODGINS, George
It is with sadness, yet a recognition of a life well lived, that the family of George HODGINS announce his death on July 3, 2007. His wife Diane, daughter Kelly (Andrew BARNICKE,) daughter Kerry and son Sean (Daphne) remember him as do his 6 grandchildren Madeleine, Katherine, Annabel, Declan, Angus and Bronwyn. Lilian in Australia and Benjamin in Ireland survive him among his siblings. George HODGINS impacted the South Delta community in a very profound yet quiet way. After immigrating to the Vancouver area from Enniskillen, Ireland, in 1949, George worked in real estate in West Vancouver in the late 1950s. George founded Century Group in 1957 when he saw the opportunity that the opening of the Massey Tunnel in 1959, to service a new ferry terminal in Tsawwassen, would create. George began his development career by creating single-family building lots in what continue to be some of the nicest neighbourhoods of Tsawwassen. From these humble beginnings, George HODGINS and Century Group went on to build, and continue to build, projects throughout British Columbia and Alberta. As well as creating a company that demonstrated his ethos of building community, his finest legacy is his grandchildren whom he adored. George's generosity was expressed in his support for countless scholarships, community events, sports, and his main beneficiary, the Delta Hospital Foundation. In 2002, George was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. This award was presented to 'persons who have made a significant contribution to Canada, to their community or to their fellow Canadians.' George contributed to all three. The family wishes to thank Delta Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital for trying to make George better and, ultimately, for allowing him to die with dignity, with his family by his side. A secular memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 10th, 3 p.m., at the South Delta Baptist Church, 1988-56th Street, Tsawwassen. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Delta Hospital Foundation or Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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BARNSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
STINSON, Frederick Coles, Q.C. (December 28, 1922-June 17, 2007)
Loved husband of Anne, father of Kathy MORRISON (Jim BARNSLEY,) George (d. 1976) and David (Diana), grandfather of Jennifer and Geoffrey MORRISON and Kate and James STINSON, brother of Doctor David STINSON and Mary WATT. Sailor, lawyer, politician and volunteer. Fred served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War 2 and was a Life Member of the R.C.Y.C. He was educated at U.T.S., Trinity College at U. of T. and Osgoode Hall. He was a School Trustee and Chairman of the North York Board of Education, and Member of Parliament for York Centre. He also served in leadership positions with a wide range of organizations, including the Canadian Overseas Volunteers (precursor of Canadian University Services Organization), the Canadian Institute for Public Affairs (now the Couchiching Institute), the African Students Foundation, the Overseas Book Centre, Toronto Brigantine, the Naval Officers Association of Canada, Pueblito Canada, and the Churchill Society. The family expresses its thanks to the staff at Belmont House and Donway Place and to Robert JAEGGIN for their care for Fred over the past decade. Friends are invited to meet with the family and one another at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20th. A service will be held in Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor Street West (one block west of Spadina), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 21st with a reception to follow. Cremation and private interment in Innisfil, Ontario at a later date. In memory of Fred, please consider a donation to Pueblito Canada, 403-720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, M5S 2T9, or www.pueblito.org. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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BARON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
CAMPBELL, Colin Thomas
Peacefully after a courageous battle Colin Thomas CAMPBELL lost his fight with Cancer at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus on January 1st, 2007 in his 72nd year. Dear brother of Helen (Jack) BROWN of Burlington and June (Norman) BARON of London. Predeceased by his sister Margaret (Richard) STEPHENS. Dearly love uncle of James BROWN of Burlington, Robert BROWN of Ancaster and Ronald BROWN of Phoenix, Alison (Scott) SLACK of Strathroy and Robert BARON of Toronto. Predeceased by niece Dawn Elizabeth BARON. Cremation has taken place. At Colin's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Ashes will be scattered in Lake Joseph at a later date. Donations to the Shriners Childrens Hospital or the London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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BARON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-24 published
SOUTHERN, Stanley William (June 8, 1922 to July 21, 2007)
(Long-term employee of Stelco, World War 2 veteran)
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Stanley, surrounded by his family, at Village of Tansley Woods, Burlington. Beloved husband of Helen (née CHECHALK) for 59 years, devoted father of Patricia Helen SOUTHERN (Gilbert MALLETTE) and Judith Ellen PEKRUL (Dieter PEKRUL) and grandpa of Ria Annelise DEDOOD (Joshua BARON) and Deandra Elise PEKRUL. Predeceased by his parents William SOUTHERN and Alice Flora WILSON and brothers Howard and Frank. Survived by his sister Mable PRINGLE of Peterborough and 19 nieces and nephews. Resting at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 1919 King Street East, Hamilton. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 on July 24. Funeral mass at St. Eugenes Church, 232 Queenston Rd., at 10: 00 on July 25. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer Society, the Salvation Army or Parkinson Society are appreciated.
'You are greatly missed.'

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BARON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-09 published
BARON, George
On Monday, October 8, 2007 at York Central Hospital. George BARON, beloved husband of the late Charlotte. Loving father and father-in-law of Judi and David SIMMS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Steven and Daisy. Devoted grandfather of Michael, and Nicole. Loving uncle to Peter, Victor, and Susy. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, October 9th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Community section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 41 Regent Street, Richmond Hill. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society of Canada 416-488-8772 or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation 1-888-473-4636.

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BAROUDI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-09 published
EL BAROUDI, Gail Ray (née SULLIVAN) (August 2, 1936-August 3, Died peacefully in her seventy-second year at the Toronto East General Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of Sandy EL BAROUDI for forty-eight years. Dearest daughter of Michael and Isabel (BINNS) SULLIVAN. Also predeceased by her brothers Brian and Patrick SULLIVAN. Cherished mother of Mona MacKENZIE (Gordon,) Helen THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Christopher), Mark EL BAROUDI (Shelley WOLOSKI), Susanne CARSLEY (Louis,) and Laura EL BAROUDI. Devoted grandmother of Alexa-Reigh THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Cole THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Devon THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Madeleine EL BAROUDI, Timothy CARSLEY, Jacqueline MacKENZIE, Nicola CARSLEY, Griffin EL BAROUDI, and Mercedes MacKENZIE. Sadly missed by her brother Dennis SULLIVAN (Aileen; Carey and Jeanette;) her sister-in-law Sandra SULLIVAN (Patrick; Todd, Sheena, Tammy and Scott); and her sister-in-law Nelly FERGUSSON (Blair; Kira and Andrew). Remembered with fondness and Friendship by her cousins Charlotte GRAHAM Virginia ALLENDER (WELSH), Carolyn LOUGHLIN (WELSH) and Robert WELSH; Maureen KOLPAK (SULLIVAN) and Brenda METZNER (SULLIVAN) Marjorie STEAD (BINNS) and Sylvia LAWES (BINNS;) Timothy BREWER, M.D. Gail attended Middlebury College and received her M.B.A. (Finance) degree from McGill University. She was born in Long Island, New York and resided all of her married life in Canada, the last thirty-six years on Heath Street West in Toronto. She was generous with those who were in need wherever they might be in the world and she dedicated her life to the care of her family. As a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, she worked quietly and diligently to help bring the churches in her community closer together through events like the Good Friday Walk. As her children grew up, Gail developed a passion for the investment business and economics. She became a stockbroker, then a teacher (Investing for Women; Branksome Hall) and later took up writing for newspapers in Montreal and Toronto, latterly becoming a free-lance reporter for the Report on Business in the Globe and Mail. She was passionate about her garden, flowers and plants. She adored her pets, cats in early years (Johnny and Fluffy) and Labrador Retrievers in later years (Anna, Lucy and Holly). She loved walking with her dogs, and spending parts of her summers on Lake Huron (Grand Bend) and Lake Simcoe (Shanty Bay). She was delighted by the Opera Atelier and attending the theatre. She cherished entertaining family and getting together with old Friends. Gail was uncomplaining and encouraging to those around her as she faced a difficult and debilitating challenge over the last months. A private service was held for the immediate family after her death and a celebration of her life will take place in October (details of the arrangements for this event will appear in these columns in late September/ early October). In lieu of flowers, donations in Gail's memory for the general maintenance of the G5 roof-top garden at the Toronto East General Hospital are welcome www.tegh.on.ca Those wishing to offer condolences are invited to e-mail www.trullfuneralsyonge.com

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BAROUDI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-14 published
EL BAROUDI, Gail Ray (August 2, 1936-August 3, 2007)
A celebration to honour the life of Gail EL BAROUDI will be held for family and Friends in Central Toronto on Saturday, October 13th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To confirm your attendance please R.S.V.P. to eventforgail@yahoo.ca by Monday, September 24, 2007.

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BAROUH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-07 published
BURSTON, J. Margaret
On Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Maggie BURSTON, composer, activist, healer, and counsellor, beloved wife of Ben BURSTON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Varda and David FENTON of Peterborough, Daniel BURSTON and Sharna OLFMAN of Pittsburgh, and Jonathan BURSTON of Stratford. Dear sister of the late Leah NEWMAN, Miriam COHEN, Eddie DIAMOND, and Esther BAROUH. Devoted grandmother of Adam, and Gavriela. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, June 8, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 575 Avenue Road #601, commencing Sunday, June 10 daily from 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Maggie Burston Memorial Fund for the Allergy and Environmental Health Association and the Givat Haviva Education Fund Israel c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324. At both the Funeral Service and the Shiva you are respectfully requested to refrain from wearing any scented grooming products.

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BARR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-09-23 published
BARR was the first lifeguard at Grand Bend beach
By Lynda HILLMAN- RAPLEY, Sun Media, Sun., September 23, 2007
When Les BARR and his University of Western Ontario buddy decided Grand Bend beach needed lifeguards, they went to village council and pitched the idea.
They were given the okay as long as they built their own lifeguard stand. So they did.
And in 1946, 26-year-old BARR, whose family lived in London but vacationed in Grand Bend, was hired, along with friend David STITT, to be a lifeguard for the summer.
The Bend's first-ever lifeguard, later in life known as the Mayor of Alberta Street, BARR died recently at age 88.
BARR, who also once worked at the Lakeview Casino, studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. He later married and had two children, Leigh and Laurie.
BARR often spoke of his Second World War buddies, Gordon ROACH and Daniel COLLINS. Friends since their teens, they enlisted, BARR said, 'cause it was the thing to do."
BARR was injured in the war -- defending a young woman in a bar brawl.
In later years, BARR worked at General Electric, where he once escorted singer Robert Goulet and actor Kate Mitchell on a cross-Canada promotion for the company.
He left General Electric in 1961 and bought an appliance store that grew to two stores and was later sold to the Patton brothers of London.
In the early 1950s, BARR built a cottage on two lots on Alberta Street in Grand Bend, hence the mayor monicker.
He retired from MF Arnsby Property management at age 65. He loved to swim, dance to big band music and was often seen cruising the Bend strip, checking out what was happening.

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BARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
BESEN, Eleanor Shirley (née WOLFE)
Died peacefully at her home in Toronto on Thursday, June 28, 2007, following a courageous and graceful struggle with cancer, which defeated her body, but never her spirit or sense of humour. Born in Toronto on January 1, 1924. She is predeceased by parents Maurice and Tillie WOLFE, and brothers Ray, Leonard, Jack, and Harvey. She is survived by her adoring immediate family, daughters Joan, and Ellen BESEN, and Ellen's companion Steve BARR, grand_son Sunny THRASHER, and granddaughter-in-law Bree TIFFIN, granddaughter Tamar LIPSEY, and by her long time dear companion, Harold KELSALL. She is remembered lovingly by sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members, as well as the innumerable Friends whose lives she so deeply touched. The family wants to give special thanks to Eleanor's caregiver, Cynthia SEGARRA, who did so much to make an unbearable situation bearable not only for Eleanor but for the family, and to Fatima PEREIRA, without whose soup and muffins a difficult situation would have been much worse. Also thanks to Lisa and Chedita. Eleanor was a graduate of the University of Toronto in the field of Occupational Therapy. She was a fine painter, specializing in watercolours. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, and a member of the Ontario Society of Watercolorists and the Arts and Letters Club. She was a folk dancer, a line dancer, a belly dancer, and a world traveller. She had an astounding eye for beauty, colour and proportion, and this wonderful ability was evident in every part of her life and made the lives of everyone who knew her richer and more beautiful. She will be missed. The family would like to thank the Temmy Latner Centre, Doctors MEUSER, and RIEGER, and nurses Dusanka, Richard, and May for the wonderful palliative care which they provided. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday, July 1st at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 1 Concord Place, Suite 1404. Memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at 416-586-4800.

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BARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
STROSBERG / BARR
With love and with joy, Elaine and Howard announce Eva Drew Barr's birth in Toronto on August 24, 2007. Her names honour the memories of Vera BARR and Andrew PRINCE. Eva has been warmly welcomed by grandparents Harvey and Cathy STROSBERG and Betty STROSBERG, and by her great-grandmother, great-aunts, aunts, uncles and cousins. Many thanks to the kind staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for their excellent care.

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BARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-04 published
DINGMAN, Stanford H.
75, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, September 1, 2007, at his cottage on the shore of Lake Huron near Goderich. Born in Stratford on May 5, 1932, he was the son of the late Charles D. DINGMAN and the late Una SCHMIDT. He married Elizabeth Kordt JORGENSEN on December 30, 1959 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Stratford. He is survived by his wife, his son Thor DINGMAN and his wife Denyse LAGACE, grandchildren Tess, Jacob and Kari DINGMAN, brother Charles W. DINGMAN and his wife Margaret, Stratford, sister Susan BURNS, Toronto. Nieces and nephews Carolyn DINGMAN and Brian DINGMAN, Stratford, Robert DINGMAN, Kitchener, Kirsten BARR and Chris BARR, Toronto, John BARR, Havertown, Pennsylvania, Michael BARR, Marbella, Spain. Mr. DINGMAN was a Co-Publisher and Editor of The Beacon Herald until he retired in 1997. He was a member of the fourth generation of his family involved in newspaper publishing in Stratford. He was very interested in the history and cultural heritage of the area. He was a founding member of the Perth County Historical Foundation and was instrumental in the early steps to purchase and restore the Fryfogel Inn east of Shakespeare. While at the newspaper he wrote a popular and extensive series "Streets Names of Stratford". He received recognition from the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Heritage Trust for his extensive contribution to cultural heritage in 2006. We are grateful for the support of the community health care system which allowed Stan to be cared for at home. Memorial donations may be made through the W.G. Young funeral home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford to the Stratford General Hospital or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held later this week. wgyoungfuneralhome.com 519-271-7411

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BARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-07 published
BARR, Anne (née GARNER)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 5, 2007 at York Central Hospital in her 90th year. Predeceased by her devoted husband, golf professional Robert BARR. Greatly missed by her daughter Penelope Anne BARR and son-in-law Russell LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Survived by her younger sister Millie ROBINSON of Hartford, England. And will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews in England and her scores of golfing Friends. A celebration of her life will take place at The Toronto Ladies Golf Club (7859 Yonge St. Thornhill, Ontario 905-889-3531) on Thursday September 13, 2007 from 4-8 p.m.

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BARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-10 published
BARR, Anne (née GARNER)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 5, 2007 at York Central Hospital in her 90th year. Predeceased by her devoted husband, golf professional Robert BARR. Greatly missed by her daughter Penelope Anne BARR and son-in-law Russell LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Survived by her younger sister Millie ROBINSON of Hartford, England. And will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews in England and her scores of golfing Friends. A celebration of her life will take place at The Toronto Ladies Golf Club (7859 Yonge St. Thornhill, Ontario 905-889-3531) on Thursday September 13, 2007 from 4-8 p.m.

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BARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-27 published
ROGERS, Hilda Marie (formerly BARR, WILLIAMS, née PECK)
Peacefully on Tuesday September 25th, 2007, in her 95th year, at Castleview-Wychwood Towers. Hilda, beloved wife of the late Reverend Graham BARR, Reverend Ivor WILLIAMS, and Reverend Allison ROGERS. Loving mother of Doctor Ronald BARR (Marilyn) and Gerald BARR (Nancye APPLEBY.) Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Tristan, Fabien, Emily, Stephen, and Charlotte, as well as her great-grandchildren Phoenix and Hannah. She will be sadly missed by the Williams and the Rogers families. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street, Toronto, (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave.) on Saturday from 1: 30 until time of service in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the United Church of Canada.

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BARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
BARR, Richard " Dick" Elliott
Born June 4th, 1930, Dick quietly passed away at home on the afternoon of September 22, 2007 after a short battle with Cancer. He is survived by his Loving and Faithful wife Enid, their Daughter Lynn, her partner Mairzee, son Jack, his wife Michelle, son Jim, his wife Cathy and his 6 Grandchildren, Stephanie, Katelyn, Christina, Jacob, Allison and Emily. Born and raised on the Westside of Vancouver, Dick attended Queen Mary Elementary School then Lord Byng Secondary. In his early years, he was an avid sports enthusiast playing Soccer, Softball and Rugby in School and Basketball, Lacrosse and Football in the Inter-city leagues. Later in life with his sons, he coached football with the Westside Warriors and won the Provincial Championship at the Junior Bantam level. Dick started work as a plumbers apprentice in 1946 with the family firm, Barr and Anderson. Shortly afterward, he met his wife Enid and they were married in 1951. Not long after that, and while on injury leave, Dick discovered Real Estate. At the age of 25, he bought his first Real Estate Company and for the next 20 years, he pursued his passion and rose to Vice-President of Real Estate with Canada Permanent Trust where he had 1,800 salesmen and offices all across Canada. Dick also developed several residential and commercial properties throughout his career and has been very active in the Powell River Real Estate market for the past 23 years. Dick's other passion included his affiliation with the Masonic Fraternity. He joined Vancouver Lodge #68 in 1956 and it was the start of a very colorful and active career in Freemasonry. Vancouver Lodge was formed by Matthew BARR in 1913 and Dick became Worshipful Master in 1965. His Brother Lyle and Brother-in-law Bill were also Past Masters. He became a District-Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia in 1979 and was representative of the Grand Lodge of Hawaii for many years. He was a 33rd° Mason in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada and Deputy for British Columbia from 1994-2000 in addition to being a Director of the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation. He was an avid member of the Gizeh Shriners and was potentate of British Columbia and the Yukon in 1989. During his time, was instrumental in setting up the Gizeh Shriners Burns unit at the Vancouver Children's Hospital. One of his greatest loves was being an active Patrolman since 1960 until the day he passed. He was a member of Joppa Chapter #31, Royal Arch Masons, a member of the Red Cross of Constantine and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. He was also president of the Vancouver Masonic Centre Association for the past 25 years. In amongst this, he still found time to spend several months each year with his wife Enid, enjoying their two favourite vacation spots in the world; Hawaii in the winter, where they have been going since 1957, and then relaxing and entertaining in the summer at their home in Pender Harbour. Dick has touched so many people throughout his years and he will be greatly missed by all. A memorial Service will be held at Canadian Memorial Church located at 15th and Burrard in Vancouver, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th, 2007 followed by a reception at the Vancouver Masonic Centre, 1495 West 8th Avenue. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations would be appreciated to either the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundations British Columbia Learning Centre for Children with Dyslexia, care of 1495 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1C9 or the Shiners' Hospitals for Children, care of 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3K9.

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BARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
ZELONKA, Ron A.
Peacefully, with his family at his side, at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, Oakville, on Friday, October 26, 2007. Beloved husband for 36 years of Pat (née BARR) ZELONKA, of Oakville. Loving father of Ben ZELONKA of Oakville, and Kim ZELONKA (Tim MUCHMORE) of Cold Lake, Alberta. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one block north of the Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333), from 12 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 1 p.m.. If desired, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Trillium Gift of Life Network or The Kidney Foundation of Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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