BRACEWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
DINGMAN, Helen Jean Forbes
Died peacefully in White Rock on Friday, July 27, 2007 at 93. She is survived by her husband Frank, daughters Janet (John), Judy (Michael) and son Murray (Sandra), also by grandchildren Scott, Heather (James), Forbes and Cameron (Phoenix) and great-grand_son Ashton. Predeceased by her sisters Marjorie FOCKLER and Elizabeth LAUTERSLAGER and brother Gordon FORBES. Funeral Service to be held on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. at Crescent United Church, 2756 127th Street, Surrey, British Columbia Rev. Grant BRACEWELL officiating.

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BRACK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-11-16 published
CHERWAIKO, Anthony " Tony"
Peacefully at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Monday November 12, 2007 in his 72nd year. Tony, loving husband to Elsie of 47 years. Dad will be forever remembered by his children Tim of Mississauga, Trevor (Jean) of Georgetown and Tracey MEYER (Paul) of Coboconk. Dear Grandpa of Aaron, Courtney, Brady, Cameron and Kealyn. Tony is survived by 3 sisters Olga BRACK of Wasaga Beach, Lena WASYLNCHUK (Nestor) of Dundalk and Rose HAMANN of Minnesota and one brother Joe of Mississauga. Predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Tony's memory will forever be cherished and my love for him will never fade. Friends may call at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East Wasaga Beach (1 block East of Main Street) 705-429-1040 Wednesday November 14, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday November 15, 2007 from 12-2 p.m. Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel Thursday November 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. Donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Oncology or the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital would be appreciated.
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BRACK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-14 published
CHERWAIKO, Anthony " Tony"
Peacefully at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Monday November 12, 2007 in his 72nd year. Tony, loving husband to Elsie of 47 years. Dad will be forever remembered by his children Tim of Mississauga, Trevor (Jean) of Georgetown and Tracey MEYER (Paul) of Coboconk. Dear Grandpa of Aaron, Courtney, Brady, Cameron and Kealyn. Tony is survived by 3 sisters Olga BRACK of Wasaga Beach, Lena WASYLNCHUK (Nestor) of Dundalk and Rose HAMANN of Minnesota and one brother Joe of Mississauga. Predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Tony's memory will forever be cherished and my love for him will never fade. Friends may call at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East Wasaga Beach (1 block East of Main Street) 705-429-1040 Wednesday November 14, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday November 15, 2007 from 12-2 p.m. Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel Thursday November 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. Donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Oncology or the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital would be appreciated.
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BRADBURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-11 published
HOWARD, Doris Genevieve
Surrounded by her loving family at Parkwood Hospital after a brief and courageous battle with cancer, Doris Genevieve HOWARD (otherwise known as Hub to her family), on Sunday, June 10, 2007. Devoted wife of Alex for 45 years. Cherished mother of Mary Matilda PARKIN and her husband Richard, and Lance HOWARD and his wife Cathy BRADBURY, all of London. Beloved Grandmother of Erin, Maddy, Jack, Lexi and Maclean. She will be sadly missed by her brother-in-law John HOWARD of Wiarton, and also the Gazley family of Oakville. Doris was a proud and well respected member of Highland Golf and Country Club for over 30 years, and a very active member in the congregation at Byron United Covenant Church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with the funeral service being held at Byron United Covenant Church, 420 Boler Road, London, on Thursday, June 14th at 11: 00 a.m., with Pastor Arthur HILEY officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Byron United Covenant Church Memorial Fund.

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BRADE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
ARHANIC, Dr.. Milivoj
Passed away peacefully at his home in the presence of his loving wife Ana and son Paul on December 21st, 2007. Survived by his cherished wife Ana, loved sons Paul and Leo and grand_son Jack-Lovro - the "joy" of his later years - and step-daughter Sasa. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, true friend and colleague. Milivoj's warm and caring nature will leave a tremendous void in the lives of those who loved and respected him. He will be dearly missed by his extended family in Toronto and Croatia, and Sasa's family along with a large family of Friends. In lieu of floral tributes, the family will graciously accept donations to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, (416-946-6560, http://www.pmhf-uhn.ca) Sincerest thanks to Doctors Ronald BURKES, Anthony BRADE, Russell GOLDMAN and the outstanding team of nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. A special thank you to Doctor Andrea BEZJAK. Visitation to be held on Sunday December 30th, at York Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre (160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, Ontario 416-221-3404) from 11: 00-12:00 p.m. to be immediately followed by a memorial service at 12: 00 noon. Private interment.

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BRADEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
WOEHL, Edward
Passed away at Muskoka Landing Nursing Home, Huntsville on Sunday, December 3, 2006 in his 83rd year. Born in Alsace, Germany, lovingly remembered by his partner Beryl BRADEN, daughter Janine (John) of Sarnia, son Ed Jr. of Toronto, sister Lily and niece Carmen (Rolf) of Stuttgart, Germany. An avid outdoorsman, now at last, his spirit is free to pitch the tent on the far shore, to feel the wind in his face along the cycling route, to break trail once more for the snowshoe group, to visit the huts and trails of the Alpenverein, to relish the glide of the skis in Arrowhead, to nourish the perennial display of the garden. No funeral, cremation. We will gather with Friends and family to celebrate Ed's life in Huntsville. If desired, remembrances may be made by donating to the Sierra Club of Canada, 412-1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7. Arrangements by Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1N9.

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BRADFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-11 published
BRADFIELD, Annabelle J. - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In the estate of Annabelle J. BRADFIELD, late of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, who died on August 20, 2006.
Creditors and other having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Estate Trustees on or before the 12th day of February, 2007, after which date the estate's assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received.
The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company, Helen Winsor BRADFIELD and Susan GERMA, 130 King Street West, 20th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1K1, Estate Trustees, by Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP, Toronto, Ontario, its solicitors herein.
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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-16 published
DEFEITAS, Elsa Cecelia
Born in Guyana and passed away in her ninetieth year at Cummer Lodge. She will be greatly missed by her two sons Randy (Ave) and Terry (Elizabeth) BRADFORD and two daughters Lucy (Glenn) ROGERS and Elinor DEFREITAS. Grandmother of Tim, Sarah, Selena, Justin, Onnika, Domenyk and Alex. Great-grandmother of Aaliyah. Visitation will take place Friday August 17 at 10: 00 a.m. with Funeral Services to follow at 11: 00 a.m. at Jerrett Funeral Homes 'Vaughan Chapel' at 8088 Yonge Street in Thornhill. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-23 published
BRADFORD, Hugh William
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the age of 67. Loving husband and best friend to Anna DAWYD. Dear father to Laura BRADFORD and her husband Paul KAPITAN, and predeceased by his children Wendy and Paul. Proud grandpa to Adam and Alex. Loving brother to Peggy FALVEY and dear uncle to Danna, Rosanne, and Brenda. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Credit Valley Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BRADFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
LISZEWSKI, A. Norah (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Of Toronto, Canada. Beloved wife of Joseph, mother of Janice BRADFORD (Toronto,) Douglas (& Marcy) McILWRAITH (Calgary, Alberta,) Karen (& Michael) LYNCH (Toronto) and Susan (& Charles) SINCLAIR, 10 step-children, many grandchildren and one great-grandchild along with many long and beloved Friends.
Visitation will be held at Bury and Roberts Funeral Home, 3070 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, New York 14217 on Sunday October 14th from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 with Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Monday October 15th at St. Andrew's Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda, New York 14150. In lieu of flowers please send donation to Roswell Park, Buffalo, New York or Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, New York 14227 Attn: Foundation.

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BRADICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-18 published
BEDARD, Lois Eleanor (née DOWSON,) B.Ph.E., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Graduate of York Memorial Collegiate Institute, and U of T.
Peacefully at the White Eagle Nursing Home on Friday, December 14, 2007 in her 84th year. Survived by her sister Joyce and her husband Joe ROSENTHAL. Predeceased by brothers Murray, Ross, Hugh and Gerry and sister Ruth. Also predeceased by her nephews Ronald and Walter. Survived by four nieces; Anne, Eleanor, Jeannette and Susan and cousins Barbara and Paul BITZER, and Joan and Lew BRADICH, of Kitchener. Lois will also be remembered by her Friends of the Forward Group. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street, W at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2007. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. A tribute to honour Lois' life will be held in January (date and location to be announced). For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Hemophilia Society.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-20 published
BRADLEY, Joyce (STAFFORD)
Suddenly at her home, in Dundalk on Friday, June 15th, 2007. Joyce (STAFFORD) BRADLEY in her 73rd year, beloved wife of George BRADLEY. Dear mother of Judy (Bob) COPELAND of Barrie and Ruth Ann (Gary) VANALSTINE of R.R.#1 Proton Station. Loving grandmother of Kim COPELAND (Brent), Tracy (Tim) SALTER, Dorothy-Jo (Karl) REIDL, Christopher, Colleen and Mariann VANALSTINE and great-grandmother of Taylor COPELAND, and Kirsten and Georgia REIDL. Survived by a brother-in-law Russell BRADLEY and four sisters-in-law Eileen BRADLEY and Reta, Mary and Jean STAFFORD. Predeceased by four brothers Alvin, Oscar, Carl (Scotty) and Bruce STAFFORD, a sister Ruth GREEN, three infant siblings, three sisters-in-law Marg and Fran STAFFORD, and Reta COPELAND, two brothers-in-law Joe GREEN and J.D. KEATING. A Memorial Service will be held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Cremation with burial of ashes in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Tuesday from 7-S p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.
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BRADLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-27 published
BRADLEY, Joyce
The family of Joyce BRADLEY would like to thank family and Friends for all their support at such a difficult time. The amount of donations, beautiful flowers, food and cards was overwhelming. Special thanks to the ambulance and the Dundalk Fire Department for their quick response and continuing support in our time of sorrow. Thanks to Norm JACK of McMillan and Jack Funeral Home and to Rev. Mark DAVIDSON and the Presbyterian church ladies. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
- George, Judy, Bob, Gary, RuthAnn and families.
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BRADLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-08 published
STAFFORD, Reta (née COURVOISIER)
Suddenly in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Saturday August 4, 2007. Reta (COURVOISIER) STAFFORD in her 75th year, beloved wife of the late Carl (Scotty) STAFFORD. Dear mother of Robin STAFFORD of Flesherton and loving grandmother of Joseph. Survived by two sisters Marjorie HALLAND of Shelburne and Clara (Eduard) KRISTUFEK of Mississauga, a brother-in-law George BRADLEY of Dundalk and a sister-in-law Mary STAFFORD of Sudbury. Predeceased by her parents John and Hannah COURVOISIER, a brother James and three sisters Edith, Helen and Myrtle. Visitation will be held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Thursday, August 9, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Reta's home, 52 Ellen Street, Flesherton on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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BRADLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-11 published
SMITH, Dennis Murray
Suddenly in Owen Sound on Saturday, June 9, 2007. Dennis SMITH of Meaford, beloved husband of Frieda WIDEMAN, at the age of 67. Predeceased by his former wife Carol (née TIPPIN) in 1990. Loved father of Jerry and Naomi SMITH of Port Perry, Wendy SMITH and George UHLARIK of Branchton, Paul SMITH and Tammy KEAN of Meaford, and Chirs and Jane SMITH of Georgetown. Also remembered by Frieda's children Christine and Mitch BRADLEY of Elmira, Kathy and Richard GRAVELLE of Kitchener, and Gerry and Sue WIDEMAN of Drayton. Sadly missed grandpa of seven and step-grandfather of seven. Dear brother of Leta (Mrs. Bud WHITE/WHYTE) of Vancouver, British Columbia and predeceased by a sister Joanne (Jim) OLIVER of Meaford. Special nephew of Nina SMITH of Meaford. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., in Meaford on Tuesday from 1: 30 until 4 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. Thence to Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford where funeral and committal services, officiated by Reverend Steve BEDARD, will be conducted on Wednesday, June 13 at 1: 30 p.m. with cremation to follow. As your expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-20 published
BRADLEY, Joyce (STAFFORD)
Suddenly at her home, in Dundalk on Friday, June 15th, 2007. Joyce (STAFFORD) BRADLEY in her 73rd year, beloved wife of George BRADLEY. Dear mother of Judy (Bob) COPELAND of Barrie and Ruth Ann (Gary) VANALSTINE of R.R.#1 Proton Station. Loving grandmother of Kim COPELAND (Brent), Tracy (Tim) SALTER, Dorothy-Jo (Karl) REIDL, Christopher, Colleen and Mariann VANALSTINE and great-grandmother of Taylor COPELAND, and Kirsten and Georgia REIDL. Survived by a brother-in-law Russel BRADLEY and four sisters-in-law Eileen BRADLEY and Reta, Mary and Jean STAFFORD. Predeceased by four brothers Alvin, Oscar, Carl (Scotty) and Bruce STAFFORD, a sister Ruth GREEN, three infant siblings, three sisters-in-law Marg and Fran STAFFORD, and Reta COPELAND, two brothers-in-law Joe GREEN and J.D. KEATING. A Memorial Service will be held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation with burial of ashes in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 1-2 p.m.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-08 published
STAFFORD, Reta (née COURVOISIER)
Suddenly in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Saturday, August 4, 2007. Reta (COURVOISIER) STAFFORD in her 75th year, beloved wife of the late Carl (Scotty) STAFFORD. Dear mother of Robin STAFFORD of Flesherton and loving grandmother of Joseph. Survived by two sisters Marjorie HALLAND of Shelburne and Clara (Eduard) KRISTUFEK of Mississauga, a brother-in-law George BRADLEY of Dundalk and a sister-in-law Mary STAFFORD of Sudbury. Predeceased by her parents John and Hannah COURVOISIER, a brother James and three sisters Edith, Helen and Myrtle. Visitation will be held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Thursday, August 9, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Reta's home, 52 Ellen Street, Flesherton on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-23 published
BRADLEY, Gerald " Jerry"
Jerry BRADLEY passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Monday November 19, 2007 in his 89th year. Jerry was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, C. Isabelle BRADLEY, in 2006 and by their son Robert Bruce BRADLEY in 1967. He will be remembered as a dedicated and caring father by daughter his Bonnie BRADLEY of Meaford and by his sons Eric and Timothy BRADLEY of Sydney, Australia. Jerry proudly served his country overseas for four years with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two. Upon his return to civilian life, he was employed by Canada Packer for most of his working career in progressively responsible positions. In keeping with Jerry's wishes, cremation has taken place and a family service of interment at Lakeview Cemetery will take place at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Long Term Care Centre or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-30 published
Ruth Ann LEMIEUX
It is with great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Ruth Ann LEMIEUX (FERGUSON) 51 years old on May 22, 2007 at Sudbury General Hospital.
A mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed by her mother Betty Jean FERGUSON (WYMAN,) father Bill FERGUSON, her loving siblings Gayle TILBURY (Jeff,) Bev ALEXANDER, husband Robert), Jackie McKENZIE, Sharon FERGUSON (Steve), Billy FERGUSON (wife Shelley) and special friend Brent BRADLEY. Her memory will always be carried on by her four daughters and four grandchildren. Friends visited May 26, 2007 from 1: 30-4 pm. Funeral services followed in the Chapel. Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
BRADLEY, Frederick W.H., C.D., M.A., M.B.A.
Commander Royal Canadian Navy (Retired)
Peacefully at home on January 8, 2007 at the age of 86 years. Husband of Rosemary S. FOOTE for 49 years and the late Margaret FOOTE. Father of Elysabeth (Doug FONGER) of Victoria, British Columbia, Ted (Jane) of Montreal, Quebec, John (Mary) of Burlington, Margaret of Oakville, Tom (Karyn) of Oakville, Daniel (Evangeline) of Toronto. Grandfather of Margaret, Laura, Jennifer, Bonnie, Megan, Ian, Brendan, Regan and Oia. Great-grandfather to Meadow Leigh. Served as a naval aviator on loan to the Royal Navy overseas in Britian, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean during World War 2. Thereafter, continued in the Royal Canadian Navy and held various sea and shore appointments in Halifax and Shearwater, Nova Scotia, and Ottawa and Hamilton, Ontario. After retirement from the Navy in 1965 was on the staff of McMaster University as Associate Registrar (Health Sciences) for the Faculty of Medicine from its inception. In 1980 became Administrative Officer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (Clarke Institute). He was also active in several volunteer agencies in Oakville. Memorial service to be held at 11: 00 a.m. Thursday January 11, 2007 at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakehore Road West, Oakville.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-28 published
WESTGATE, Mary Margaret
Died peacefully in her sleep on May 25, 2007. Born in the Town of Sandwich, Ontario, on September 15, 1920. Predeceased by her beloved parents, the late Venerable Archdeacon Harrison Palmer WESTGATE and Minnie WESTGATE (née KILTY) of Saint_John's Anglican Church, Sandwich, Ontario, and by her two brothers Rex Harris and Alan and her very dear friend Georgina FALLS. Beloved cousin of the WESTGATE, Kilty and Moreton clans. Obtained her Master of Arts from Assumption University of Windsor (1961). Former teacher at H.B. Beal Technical School (London), Brownmoor School (Phoenix, Arizona), Riverside High School and Kennedy Collegiate Institute (Windsor). Longtime member of the Windsor University Women's Club; former president of the Junior Committee of the Art Gallery of Windsor and made honorary member of the Volunteers of the Art Gallery of Windsor for her many years of dedication to the Gallery. She loved her cottage at Ipperwash Beach and greatly missed not being able to sail her sunfish boat with the red sail.
Sunset and evening star / One clear call for me / And may there be no moaning of the bar / When I put out to sea.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Art Gallery of Windsor would be appreciated. Visiting at the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1969 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m., Rev. William BRADLEY officiating. Interment to follow at Saint_John's Anglican Churchyard.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-11 published
McCOLL, William Ross, P.Eng.
Peacefully, in Burlington on Saturday, July 07, 2007 in his 97th year. Beloved husband of the late Marion McCOLL (1999.) Loving father of Doctor Mary Ellen McCOLL and her husband Peter BRADLEY of Victoria, and Lewis and his wife Jane of Port Dover. Cherished grandfather of Keith, Matthew, Aileen, Lori, Sherri and David, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Also missed by brothers Robert and Donald, both of Conestoga. William was a graduate of 3T3 Engineers - the last of Sixteen Civils. He spent 40 years at Stelco in Hamilton. Predeceased by his sister Louise ROWLAND. A Funeral Service will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Cremation to take place. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-27 published
LLOYD, Charles Findlay " Billy"
Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, Charles Findlay "Billy" LLOYD, of R.R.#4, Picton, at the age of 75. Dear husband of Betty. Loved father of Grant of Picton, Sue, Janet, and Brian, all of Toronto. Dear brother of Jean LORIMER and her husband Hal of Brockville and the late Doris BRADLEY. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Felix and Stella. Mr. LLOYD Is Resting At The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, West, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, July 28th at 11 a.m. Reverend Audrey WHITNEY Officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Parkinson Foundation or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques Only Please). Friends May Call On Saturday From 10 a.m. Till The Time Of Service At 11 A.M.
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BRADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-20 published
MEEK, Queena Anne (formerly POCOCK, née WILSON)
Peacefully, in Toronto, on September 17, 2007, after a long life. Queena was born on December 12, 1909, the younger daughter of the late Alice (née BRADLEY) and Joseph WILSON. She is pre-deceased by her sister Eva (Alfred;) and her late husbands Clarence POCOCK and Haldon MEEK. Queena is survived by her nephew, Doctor Ronald FOOTE, and his wife Sybil, as well as their children, spouses and five great-grand nieces and nephews: Andrew and Lori FOOTE and their sons Eric and Adam; Victoria FOOTE and John LORINC and their sons Jacob and Sammy; and Trevor FOOTE and Robin KING, and their daughter Corrie. Queena worked for many years as a secretary in the accounting firm of Clarkson Gordon. In her spare time, she enjoyed tennis, travelling and bridge. She was also blessed with a wry sense of humour, a warm smile and an abundance of common sense. Queena's family would like to extend its gratitude to Miriam Deschamps and Juliette Delpesph for all the compassion and generosity they've provided Queena in the past several years. Private funeral arrangements have been made.

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BRADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-05 published
MacDONALD, Donald Hugh
Died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on November 2nd, 2007.
son of the late Hugh MacKAY and Iernis (BRADLEY) of Oshawa, and dear brother of the late John and his wife Delphine. Born June 15, 1922 in Oshawa, Don attended North Simcoe Street Public School and Oshawa Collegiate and Vocational Institute, and earned degrees from the University of Toronto School of Engineering (B.A. Sc.), Cornell University (MRP), Imperial College of Science and Technology (DIC), University of London (PhD).
As a young engineer, Don worked for the Toronto Transit Commission on the design and construction of the Yonge Street subway. Upon his return from studies in London in 1955, he joined H.G. Acres and Co., Ltd., subsequently Acres International, where he worked in a number of different positions until 1989. He was the recipient of The Professional Engineers Gold Medal (Assoc. of Prof. Engineers of the Province of Ontario) and the R.F. Legget Award (The Cdn. Geotechnical Soc. of the Engineering Institute of Canada); and he was a member of the Hall of Distinction of the Engineering Alumni of the University of Toronto.
Don's personal commitments included meaningful affiliations with Wycliffe College, Shaw Festival Theatre, Niagara College, The Arthritis Society, and Saint Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Beloved husband of Barbara (BARRETT,) beloved father of the late Brian, and of Katy and her husband Ayad ALSINAWI, and Neil. Adored granddad of Junia and Theo. Dear brother-in-law of Jean FAYLE, the late Marjorie BARRETT, Phyllis BARRETT and Murray WHITE/WHYTE, and Norma NEUDOERFFER. Dearly loved uncle of David MacDONALD, Frances and Brennan, and Paul MacDONALD; Benjamin, Thomas (Deborah,) Jeffrey, and Daphne FAYLE; Cecelia (Jan CIENSKI,) Sarah (Christophe PEYRUSAUBES), Cynthia (Henry VENEMA) NEUDOERFFER; Dean (Gale) and Martin (Tracey) WHITE/WHYTE.
There will be cremation followed by a private family service of interment. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at 2: 00 p.m. at Saint Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Mark's Historic Building Fund or The Arthritis Society and may be made through the Niagara-On-The-Lake Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes 415 Regent Street.
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BRADNAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-22 published
Manhunt in Huron County
Ontario Provincial Police swarm a rural Huron County township seeking Jesse IMESON, 22, right, wanted in a Windsor killing.
By Kate DUBINSKI and April KEMICK, Sun Media, Sun., July 22, Const. Charlie RAE of the Huron Ontario Provincial Police stands watch over the perimeter of a cordoned area just south of Crediton, where police continued their hunt last night for a suspect in the slaying of a Windsor man. (Susan BRADNAM, Sun Media)
Police officers and dogs combed a rural area of Huron County yesterday as they searched for an "armed and dangerous" suspect in a Windsor homicide.
Dozens of Ontario Provincial Police officers and dogs scoured a five-kilometre-wide stretch of land in Stephen Township -- from Ausable Line to Parr Line north of Mount Carmel Drive -- in search of Jesse Norman IMESON, 22.
IMESON is wanted by police in connection with the slaying of Carlos RIVERA, 26, of Lasalle.
The search for IMESON -- which earlier had police scouring Grand Bend, after investigators found the slain man's car there -- began when RIVERA's Friends reported him missing to Windsor police on Wednesday.
He was last seen at 6 a.m. that day.
Investigators tracing RIVERA's movements went to the Tap, a gay strip club in Windsor where he tended bar. RIVERA didn't show up for his Wednesday night shift, which wasn't like him, Friends said.
RIVERA was last seen in his silver two-door Honda Civic, which was being driven by IMESON, police said.
Police went to IMESON's Erie Street apartment in Windsor Thursday night and found RIVERA's "decomposing" body, said Windsor police Staff Sgt. William DONNELLY.
Police then found RIVERA's car in Grand Bend early Friday.
There, investigators obtained video of IMESON and another man at Gables, a Main Street bar.
The surveillance images were taken sometime between Wednesday and Friday, police said.
Police fear the man in the video with IMESON might be in danger, and searched the town for clues to their whereabouts.
"We've been doing door-to-door searches, going to businesses and asking them if they recognize anyone," Lambton Ontario Provincial Police Const. Todd MONAGHAN said yesterday.
"We're hoping the public knows something, or perhaps Mr. IMESON can put an end to this and come speak to us."
The man with IMESON has collar-length hair and was wearing a dark ball cap and white shirt, police said.
IMESON is six-foot-one, 200 pounds with short, almost shaved brown hair, brown eyes and numerous tattoos on his arms.
Windsor police said IMESON is known to police.
Last night, an Ontario Provincial Police helicopter joined the manhunt for IMESON in Huron County.
As night fell, marked and unmarked cruisers -- along with armed officers -- lined a perimeter in Stephen Township that framed corn fields, wooded areas and the Ausable River.
Passing motorists were warned not to pick up hitchhikers, and area homeowners were told to keep vehicles and homes locked.
"I've got my doors locked and I'm staying inside, because you just don't know," said one woman, who didn't want her name used.
Wayne GLANVILLE, whose property borders the search area, said it's rare to see such a police presence in the quiet countryside.
"It makes me a little nervous," he said of the suspect on the loose.
The Stephen Township area is full of nooks and crannies where a suspect could hide, said Huron Ontario Provincial Police Const. Jeff WALRAVEN.
"There's so many different avenues -- trees, bushes, holes," he said.
But scouring for suspects is "something the Ontario Provincial Police excels at," he added.
WALRAVEN wouldn't comment as to how long police would remain on the perimeter.
RIVERA was a "nice guy" who always had a smile for everyone, said one Tap employee who didn't want to be named.
"It's really scary. I'm hoping the police can find who did this."
An autopsy on RIVERA was slated for yesterday in London. No results have been released.

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BRADNAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-10-10 published
London man dies in fiery crash
The identity of the victim in the fatality near Lucan has not been released.
By Joe BELANGER, Sun Media, Wed., October 10, 2007
Fatal: Doug GRAHAM, media officer with Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police, examines the burnt wreckage of a pickup truck at the scene of a collision that happened at 11 a.m. yesterday on Highway 4, just north of the Clandeboyne curve. The driver, and sole occupant of the pickup, which witnesses: say swerved into the path of an oncoming cement truck, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Susan BRADNAM Sun Media)
A head-on crash near Lucan between a pickup truck and a cement truck early yesterday killed a London man when the pickup exploded in flames.
The crash followed a deadly long weekend on Southwestern Ontario roads, with three people killed and another left fighting for life in hospital.
witnesses: to yesterday's crash along Highway 4, and its aftermath, painted a picture of sudden horror.
"There was lots of fire," said Londoner Gavin DOUCHERTY, who passed by the scene moments after the crash.
"There were (vehicle) parts everywhere along the road. They were trying to put the fire out with small extinguishers," he said.
An unidentified driver of a second pickup truck said he was following the cement truck shortly before 11 a.m.
"There was a huge burst of dust and a loud bang. I saw a pickup sliding across the road and then the cement truck rolled to a stop ahead of me," said the unidentified man.
The victim -- a man in his 20s, whom police hadn't publicly identified died instantly, Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police said. [The victim was subsequently identified as Ivan STIMAC.]
The cement truck driver, John DICKSON/DIXON, 42, wasn't hurt.
The crash occurred about eight kilometres north of Lucan and Mooresville Drive.
The northbound pickup crossed the centre line and collided with the southbound cement truck, Ontario Provincial Police said.
The impact appeared to have happened unexpectedly at full speed, with no tell-tale skid marks suggesting braking by either truck.
A kilometre-long stretch of highway was closed for hours as police investigated and road workers cleaned up.
The unidentified man from the second pickup said he went to check on the cement truck driver after the crash.
"I could tell (the pickup driver) was gone, so I went over to the cement truck and helped (the driver) get his door open and helped him from the cab. He was okay."
About 100 metres of highway was littered with debris from both trucks, a large tire from the cement truck thrown into a field 20 metres away.
The pickup, almost unrecognizable, was charred and torn, and the road badly scarred.
The Lucan-Biddulph fire department put out the blaze.
Meanwhile, a 30-year-old Bayham Township man was fighting for his life in hospital yesterday after the pickup he had been driving went out of control and rolled before hitting a tree Monday night.
The name of the victim, thrown from the pickup, wasn't released.
Elgin Ontario Provincial Police said the crash occurred about 11: 40 p.m. near the intersection of Talbot Line (Hwy. 3) and Hacienda Road in Malahide Township.
Police said it appeared the truck hit two road signs before rolling and hitting the tree.
Malahide Fire Department and Elgin-Saint Thomas Emergency Medical Services raced to the scene and found the driver, suffering "severe" trauma.
Taken to Saint Thomas airport, he was flown to London Health Sciences Centre where he was in critical condition.
Earlier Monday, a Sarnia man was killed after he lost control of his car and was ejected from the vehicle.
Phillip KREMER, 30, of Sarnia, was driving north on Brigden Side Road near Confederation Line about 6 p.m. when his car went into one ditch, crossed the road and ended up in another ditch. Kremer was pronounced dead at the scene.
Huron Ontario Provincial Police said a 19-year-old woman was killed at 3: 30 p.m. Monday when her car rolled on Goshen Line in South Huron.
Jolene UNWIN, of South Huron, was thrown from the car and killed.
In another crash, Friday at 6 p.m., an 81-year-old man died from a medical condition after a two-car crash on Goderich Street in West Huron.
Deborah DILLON of Huron East is charged with failing to yield from a private driveway.

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BRADSHAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-17 published
BRADSHAW, Richard
Born in Rugby, England, on April 26th, 1944. Died in Toronto on August 15th, 2007. Husband of Diana and father of Jenny and James. Requiem Mass in The Cathedral Church of Saint_James, 65 Church Street (at King Street East) on Tuesday, August 21st at 11 o'clock. Family flowers only.

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BRADSHAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-18 published
'Brilliant alchemist' inspired Toronto and its artists
Conductor's determination transformed the Canadian Opera Company - and made its new home a reality, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S10
Everything about Richard BRADSHAW was big: his personality, his intellect, his appetite for ideas and experience, his ambition, his optimism, his heart and his faith in God. He lived in Toronto for fewer than 20 years, but his impact was huge. His vision and determination built the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, one of the world's very best theatres for ballet and opera, both acoustically and architecturally. He transformed a regional opera company into an internationally recognized one; he gave us our first full production of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle he pushed the artistic boundaries of who should direct and perform opera. He made opera the hottest ticket in town.
Tall, grey-haired and bold, with florid cheeks and eyes encased in black Buddy Holly glasses, Mr. BRADSHAW was both an artist who could inspire his musicians and an entrepreneur who could sell his vision. Asked in an interview which came first during what he liked to call "the 30 years war," making music or building an opera house, he replied: "In the middle of the night, I worry about money. When I get up in the morning, I look forward to conducting."
Writer Margaret Atwood captured that dual capacity in an e-mail message from Scandinavia. "Richard BRADSHAW was one of a kind. He was passionate about the work itself - whatever it might be - and set the highest standards for it. But he was playful and innovative as well, and a joy to work with. We saw the premiere of The Handmaid's Tale in Denmark together - and I could just hear him thinking about how he would do it if he could get it to Toronto - which he did, triumphantly. His specialty was making silk purses out of the sow's ears handed to him time and time again by our mingy politicians. Nobody could make two cents stretch as far as he could.... The best tribute to him will be to try to match his commitment to excellence, and his grand vision of what we can be - as opposed to what we sometimes all too drearily are."
Richard James BRADSHAW was born in Rugby in the British Midlands, the only child of Alfred James BRADSHAW, an accountant, and his wife, Florence Mary (DUNKLEY.) When Richard was quite small, the family moved to Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire. From his father, an amateur musician and a dedicated rereader of Charles Dickens, he inherited a love of literature. His mother passed on her acutely sensitive ear - he once scored 100 per cent in an aural exam.
When Richard was 8, his parents took him to a piano performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and it stuck as his earliest musical memory. As a boy, he was also learning to play the piano and the organ. By the time he was 12, he had a paying job playing the organ at the local church. Two years later, he took at least symbolic steps toward his career goal when he conducted a rehearsal of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony with the Kettering Orchestral Society. But music was not his entire life. He loved sports, especially cricket and rugby, and collected stamps and indulged in the peculiarly British pastime of trainspotting.
To please his accountant father, who wanted him to have a broad educational background, he studied English literature at the University of London, graduating with an honours degree in 1968. At the same time, he was continuing his musical education, playing the harpsichord, organ and even the flute and studying conducting privately with Sir Adrian Boult.
After university, he returned home and founded Music at Higham, serving as its musical director for four years. Then, with his entrepreneurial juices flowing, he moved back to the capital and founded the New London Ensemble and conducted the Saltarello Choir from 1972 to 1975. He said later (in a Toronto Life profile) that these years were "among the most wonderful" in his life because there was government money for the arts, and he felt, with the confidence of youth, that he "could do anything."
What he needed, though, was a boost so that he could work with a major orchestra. That came in the usual way: a combination of luck, talent and chutzpah. A musician friend's father heard him and introduced him to conductor Sir Colin Davis, who was intrigued enough to attend one of Mr. BRADSHAW's rare London concerts. Sir Colin then called the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, which had already declined to hear Mr. BRADSHAW conduct, and secured him an audition. Mr. BRADSHAW won a fellowship to work with the prestigious orchestra and went on to Glyndebourne in 1975 as the chorus director of its opera festival. That was where he made another fortuitous connection, with administrator Diana HEPBURNE- SCOTT. They were married on June 30, 1977. In many ways, she was Mr. BRADSHAW's antithesis - shy, intensely private - but also his steadying counterbalance - ironic, stalwart, commonsensical. It was an extremely rare rehearsal or performance that didn't find her quietly sitting in the audience, listening and watching intently.
That same year, he was invited to join the San Francisco Opera as resident conductor, a position he held for the next dozen years, mostly under Kurt Herbert Adler as general director. Mr. Adler, a Teutonic maestro who controlled every aspect of the company, from costumes and sets to maintenance budgets, was a grandiose influence on Mr. BRADSHAW. While working at San Francisco Opera, Mr. BRADSHAW often accepted appointments as a guest conductor, which is how he first came to the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto in 1988, to conduct Tosca.
In 1989, he was hired as the Canadian Opera Company's chief conductor and head of music, arriving just in time to see the elaborate plans to build a ballet and opera house in midtown Toronto jettisoned by the provincial government because of cost overruns and fundraising shortfalls. He was promoted to artistic director in 1994 after the abrupt and choleric departure of Brian DICKIE, the man who had hired him four years earlier, and was named general director in January, 1998, making him the first musician to lead the Canadian Opera Company since Ettore Mazzoleni in the late 1950s.
He conducted more than 60 operas during his tenure with the Canadian Opera Company and kept up a steady off-season life travelling around the world as a guest conductor. While he was criticized for not putting more Canadian operas on the stage - he refused to compromise his musical standards to nationalist fervour - he did commission at least two homegrown operas, The Golden Ass and The Scarlet Princess. Meanwhile, he continued the composer-in-residence program established by predecessor Lotfi Mansouri and spiced up the lineup of crowd-pleasing operas such as Carmen, The Barber of Seville and Rigoletto with edgier modern offerings, including Bluebeard's Castle, Salome and Jenufa. He also persuaded talented and innovative directors from film and theatre to work in opera.
Mr. BRADSHAW was "so passionate" about such provocative and novel approaches to presenting both new and classical work, according to film director Atom Egoyan. After seeing Mr. Egoyan's Exotica, Mr. BRADSHAW approached him about directing Salome.
"He was a brilliant alchemist who was able to put together designers and directors and singers. That was his craft," Mr. Egoyan said yesterday between preproduction meetings for his next film, Adoration. "And then he was able to respond to the production and colour the orchestra to accommodate the vision he is seeing on the stage. He was the glue that put it all together."
Salome and François Girard's production of Oedipus Rex with Symphony of Psalms (which won eight Dora Mavor Moore awards in 1997) attracted younger audiences, and Mr. BRADSHAW's decision to take productions such as Robert Lepage's double bill of Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung to the prestigious Edinburgh Festival won the company international acclaim that resounded in the box office back home. He would return to these directors when he undertook his audacious scheme to present a full Ring Cycle -- all 17 hours of it -- in 2006 to coincide with the opening of the opera house.
Journalist Barbara Amiel, a devotee of Wagner, has seen the Ring Cycle in Bayreuth, Munich, London and Berlin, among other places. "Musically, BRADSHAW's Toronto Ring matched any of them and in places, exceeded some," she said in an e-mail message this week.
"To do this with any orchestra would be magnificent. To do this with a Canadian orchestra that essentially had to learn a new language is a miracle," she said. "He sweated musicality and that orchestra he loved mopped it up. All the young musicians he laboured over and encouraged (they look like none of them have seen the other side of 30) are as much his monument as the bricks and glass of his opera house."
And it very definitely was his opera house. Architect Jack DIAMOND has been widely praised for designing an auditorium that has glorious acoustics and ambience and a building that embraces audiences and the city, but it was Mr. BRADSHAW's vision and grit that made it happen.
"What was extraordinary about Richard was his relentless optimism," said Kevin Garland, former executive director of the Canadian Opera House Corp. and now executive director of the National Ballet of Canada. "He never gave up and never stopped being determined that it would happen and never stopped badgering governments to make sure that they knew it was important to support the arts."
Richard James BRADSHAW was born in Rugby, England, on April 16, 1944. He died in Toronto of a heart attack on August 15, 2007. He was 63. He is survived by his wife, Diana, two children and extended family.
A day in the life
There must have been times when Richard BRADSHAW was in resting mode, but they aren't on record. In 2003, I shadowed him for a day that began before 9 a.m. with a planning meeting for the Ring Cycle, followed by a press conference to announce the new season, a lunchtime lecture at which he twisted a few fundraising arms, a Bay Street meeting with architect Jack Diamond before the Canadian Opera Company board's building committee, a quick trip home for dinner, during which he snatched time to play Bach's Goldberg Variations on the piano before heading to the Hummingbird Centre to oversea a rehearsal of A Masked Ball that lasted until almost midnight, when he headed home for a stack of paperwork and a large Scotch before climbing into bed. The next day, he was at it again, except he also conducted the orchestra at the dress rehearsal of Jenufa.

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BRADSHAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-18 published
Conductor, diplomat, dreamer, wit
By Robert EVERETT- GREEN, Page R5
Opera has many heroes; few of them are found in orchestra pits. Richard BRADSHAW came to the Canadian Opera Company in 1989 in a supporting role, but by the time he died on Wednesday night, he had become a hero in the opera community and in his adopted city of Toronto.
He was the kind of figure that many arts organizations see only once, a master builder who raised his company to a permanently higher level. His monument stands on a busy corner in downtown Toronto, where the opera house he dreamed of for two decades opened scarcely a year ago.
All this past year, the company's first season in the new Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Bradshaw's entry into the pit on performance nights became a ritual moment for the audience, which never failed to give him a long, loud ovation. I'm sure that as someone who knew the ups and downs of a life in the theatre, he was both flattered and amused to be cheered before a single note had been played.
He was a man of large appetites and tremendous spirit, who in our last extended conversations told me that the only irresponsible option in art was to avoid taking risks. At crucial moments in his career, BRADSHAW took bold chances whose benefits will long outlast him.
He had a diplomat's sense of where alliances could be built, and a field commander's instinct for the timely seizure of new ground. He was a wit and a great storyteller, who loved to appear to be letting you in on a secret whose exposure usually moved him a small step closer to some strategic objective.
It's strange to think how easily he might have missed finding his true life's work. When he arrived at the Canadian Opera Company 18 years ago, he was an itinerant opera conductor who had never led a major company. He was hired not as artistic director but as chief conductor, essentially the same job he had held for 12 years at the larger, more prestigious San Francisco Opera. He was given a narrow mandate to improve musical standards in a company that was preparing for rapid growth and a move into a new ballet-opera house.
The house never happened, the economy went sour, and the company's general director, Brian DICKIE, left abruptly with five years still on his contract. After a cursory search for a replacement, the board named BRADSHAW artistic director in early 1994.
The predictable next act would have seen the new man making all the hard choices and painful cuts, before being nudged aside for a more experienced leader. The budget shrank 8 per cent during BRADSHAW's first year, and subscription sales were crumbling. But if opera was a poker game, and he was a player with a shaky hand, he much preferred to double his bet than to fold. He was soon building ambitious productions that the company really couldn't afford, and making annual raids on its modest endowment fund.
The Canadian Opera Company seemed headed for disaster when BRADSHAW became general director in 1998. But he had already half-convinced the board and many donors that his optimistic vision of the company's future could become true.
His Canadian Opera Company was a broad endeavour that engaged artists from film, theatre, dance and literature (and by extension, the audiences for those forms), as well as a civic project that needed a proper place to flourish. He understood the importance not just of putting on good shows, but of making the art form itself seem exciting and even hip. He engineered a gradual change in the Canadian Opera Company's public image and sense of self that had begun when Dickie brought in Robert Lepage and Michael Levine for the company's landmark 1993 production of Schoenberg's Erwartung and Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle.
BRADSHAW built on that success, the Canadian Opera Company's cultural credit began to rise and an adventurous new audience joined the old one. Against all odds, BRADSHAW charmed and lobbied and bullied his way to a new opera house. His most daring gambit may have been to announce that the company would begin staging Wagner's four-part Ring cycle in 2003 (later postponed by a year), and in the next breath to say that it was "inconceivable" for such a thing to happen without a new theatre.
At that point the company still had no land and no proof of government support. BRADSHAW had said for years that the company needed a place to do big projects like the Ring; now he was insisting that the hall must be built because the Ring was going to happen there.
It was a crazy-brave move, and he knew it. He compared himself to the poker-playing heroine of Puccini's The Girl of the Golden West, who wins the game with an extra deck of cards hidden in her stocking. "I must think I've got another pack," he said.
All the while, he was continuing with his very first mandate: to improve musical standards. The Canadian Opera Company orchestra improved enormously during his tenure. Many gifted Canadian voices passed through the Canadian Opera Company ensemble, though Canadians could be sparse in shows whose casts sometimes seemed to have been airlifted en masse from Eastern Europe. But in recent years, Canadian singers such as Isabel Bayrakdarian, Adrianne Pieczonka, Michael Schade and Russell Braun took leading roles in Canadian Opera Company performances and on the company's seven CD recordings for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
BRADSHAW expanded the Canadian Opera Company's repertoire to include major operas by Janacek, Debussy and Mussorgsky, as well as rare but important works by Rossini, Stravinsky and Handel. He programmed contemporary operas by Hans Werner Henze and Poul Ruders, and made a success of them. But in his 13 years as artistic head, he brought only one Canadian opera to the company's mainstage. His flair for building alliances didn't extend to those who might have helped develop a strong Canadian repertoire for the Canadian Opera Company.
As a conductor, he had a practical, down-to-earth approach. His performances emphasized energy, precision and balance. He was often less effective at exposing the poetic aspects of a score. His great talent was for bringing together all the forces that an opera company needs, both onstage and off.
Last year's Ring cycle, the biggest single project he and the company had ever attempted, was a triumph beyond BRADSHAW's own high expectations. He often talked about the lure of the "unobtainable ticket," and last season that became true for the Canadian Opera Company, which sold out its entire first year at the Four Seasons.
BRADSHAW died at the peak of his achievement and popularity. It would be absurd to say his work was done; he was only 63, and had great plans for the future, including the Canadian Opera Company premiere (later this season) of Janacek's From the House of the Dead, and a promised rendezvous with Prokofiev's War and Peace. But the goals he had set his heart on had been achieved. He fought the good fight with all his strength, and as far as is possible in the arts, he lived a hero's life.

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BRADSHAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-20 published
BRADSHAW, Richard
Born in Rugby, England, on April 26th, 1944. Died in Toronto on August 15th, 2007. Husband of Diana and father of Jenny and James. Requiem Mass in The Cathedral Church Of Saint_James, 65 Church Street (at King Street East) on Tuesday, August 21st at 11 o'clock. Family flowers only.

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BRADSHAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-22 published
A fitting farewell to Canadian Opera Company's BRADSHAW
By Matthew TREVISAN, Page A10
It was Richard James BRADSHAW's last standing ovation. As his hearse and family drove away from Saint_James Cathedral in Toronto yesterday, hundreds of mourners - and passersby across the street - began to applaud the Canadian Opera Company's general director one last time.
It was a fitting, final thank you to the man who conducted more than 60 operas during his tenure with the Canadian Opera Company, including a complete production of Wagner's Ring Cycle in 2006, a Canadian first, and brought the company a new opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
"I think his loss is terrible because it's a personal loss to all of us who knew him, and knew his work and the quality of his work," said former governor-general Adrienne Clarkson, after attending Mr. BRADSHAW's funeral yesterday.
"But on the other hand, I think he built something. And it's not just bricks and mortar, which he built in the opera house, but he built something showing us we could be as wonderful as we could when we tried. And I think he got us into a state where we understood that about ourselves."
Mr. BRADSHAW died suddenly of a heart attack on August 15. He was 63.
About 1,500 people - among them Ontario Lieutenant-Governor James Bartleman, former Ontario premier Bob Rae and journalist Barbara Amiel - attended his funeral, filling Saint_James beyond capacity. People who couldn't squeeze inside the church sat outside on folding chairs on a cool, grey day, and listened to the traditional Anglican requiem mass through speakers.
Mr. BRADSHAW was officially the musician-in-residence at Saint_James, but was also a weekly member of the congregation and musical adviser to the Very Reverend Douglas STOUTE, dean of Toronto and the cathedral's rector.
"Richard BRADSHAW did not want a eulogy," Mr. STOUTE told mourners during the homily. "Richard BRADSHAW would have abhorred a eulogy."
Mr. STOUTE said Mr. BRADSHAW would have wanted to celebrate "the profound opportunity" to reflect on the themes of his Christian faith, which was "often triggered in the first place by live music, whether by opera, symphony or something small and insignificant."
Born in England, Mr. BRADSHAW was hired as the Canadian Opera Company's chief conductor and head of music in 1989. He was promoted to artistic director in 1994 and named general director in 1998, becoming the first musician to lead the Canadian Opera Company since Ettore Mazzoleni in the 1950s.
At a later date, the Canadian Opera Company will host a public memorial to honour Mr. BRADSHAW.
Mr. BRADSHAW's body was cremated at a private ceremony after his funeral and his ashes are to be buried today at Saint_James Cemetery at Bloor and Parliament streets.

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BRADSHAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-14 published
With broken ankles, crash survivor crawls to safety
By Kenyon WALLACE with a report from James BRADSHAW, Page A18
One man is dead and another is in hospital after a single-vehicle crash early yesterday morning in which police say the survivor, who suffered two broken ankles, pulled himself from the wreckage and crawled half a kilometre through the snow to a nearby gun club.
Brandon MANTHAU, 22, was a passenger in Nathan MAGEE's black 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche when the eastbound sport utility vehicle plowed into a dense wood beside Herald Road, just past Kennedy Road near Newmarket, around 1 a.m.
York Regional Police said they were notified of the crash when the vehicle's OnStar navigational system, triggered by the release of the airbags, could not make contact with the two Friends.
But when police arrived at what they believed to be the crash site, they could not find the wreck anywhere. "The location police were given by OnStar was not correct," said Constable Marina ORLOVSKY, media-relations officer for the York police.
Police spent nearly 1½ hours combing an area about 10 kilometres west of the actual crash site. Meanwhile, Mr. MANTHAU reached the gun club about two hours after the accident and set off the building's security alarm. A man at the gun club called police, and Mr. MANTHAU was able to lead them to the crash site, Constable ORLOVSKY said.
Mr. MAGEE, 24, a heavy-machinery operator at a King City pipeline and utility contractor, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. MANTHAU was taken to Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto, where he remained last night.
"He's a very strong young man who comes from hearty stock," said Judy MANTHAU, Mr. MANTHAU's aunt. "When you're his age, you'll do what you have to do if the adrenalin takes over. It's really a case of mind over matter."
Police would not say how fast the sport utility vehicle was moving or if alcohol was involved.
An OnStar representative in Detroit was unable to comment about what might have caused Mr. MAGEE's system to provide an incorrect location.
The OnStar system uses four separate satellites and a Global Position System receiver to pinpoint a car's location. The Global Position System system uses the amount of time taken for a radio signal to travel from a satellite to a specific location in order to calculate distances.
The technology should be able to determine location to a margin of error of only a few metres. However, certain conditions could have affected the system's accuracy.
"It is possible that anything from a heavily wooded area to inclement weather could impact satellite signals," said Patty Faith, public-relations manager for General Motors Canada.
Downed trees almost two feet in diameter, flattened bushes and deep tire tracks in the snow marked the spot yesterday afternoon where Mr. MAGEE's sport utility vehicle left Herald Road. Friends and co-workers of the Willow Beach native comforted one another at the accident site and recalled a happy and hardworking young man.
A bouquet of flowers with a red ribbon inscribed with the words "Pals Forever" was nailed to a nearby tree.
"You'd never find a better kid in your whole life," said a close family friend who wished to remain anonymous. "I've known him since he was just a boy and he was the nicest person. I'm just devastated."
But some locals weren't surprised to hear about the accident. Rusty SMITH works at 404 Auto Recycling, which sits at the top of the hillside at the corner of Herald and Kennedy Roads. He recalled rolling his van near the intersection two summers ago after a near-miss with another vehicle driving in his lane.
"That road is just treacherous," he said. "It's really narrow and there aren't any shoulders."
The speed limit along Herald Road is 50 kilometres an hour, but Mr. SMITH said "people always speed along the road." The road can get very slippery in snow or rain, he added.

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East-end man is year's 81st homicide victim
By James BRADSHAW, Page A12
A postmortem was conducted yesterday on Toronto's 81st homicide victim. In the latest instance of gun violence, 25-year-old Fitawrari LUNAN died in hospital Saturday after two men wearing balaclavas stormed his home on Wilcox Creek Pathway and shot him in the head at around 12: 40 p.m. on Friday.
The incident bears a marked resemblance to a July killing when another 25-year-old was shot in the same housing co-op in the Finch and Morningside area. Police are considering the possibility that the two killings, as well as a number of nearby shootings in between, are related. Police also said they suspect Mr. LUNAN was targeted because the gunmen left a woman and a small child unharmed.

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