BRANSFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-17 published
MacFARLANE, Ross
On Tuesday, October 16, 2007 of cancer in his 58th year at his beloved cottage. Survived by his loving wife Kathy, daughters Patricia (Christopher) BENNETT and Jennifer (Joshua) BRANSFIELD and granddaughters Ashley, Abigail and Hailey. He will be lovingly remembered by his father Ronald M. MacFARLANE, sisters Frances (John) HARDING and Gillian (Neil) McCARNEY and their families, mother-in-law Patricia MORDEN and sister-in-law Anne (Brian) MORDEN- MAYES. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy. 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, October 19 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow with interment in Wellington, Prince Edward County. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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BRANTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-20 published
BELROSE, Ruth (née MARSHALL)
At the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto on Wednesday July 18, 2007. In her 69th year, Ruth BELROSE (née MARSHALL,) the loving wife of Larry BELROSE. Loving mother of Carol McLEAN (Brian SCHOFIELD,) Cathy and her husband Ray BRANTON. Loving grandmother of Andrew and Nicole McLEAN, Collin and Rose BRANTON. Dear sister of Jean and her husband Robert WILSON, and Harry MARSHALL and his wife Billie BRIDGEMAN. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
Police find fourth body on site of triple homicide
By Daniel LEBLANC, Page A10
Ottawa -- Ottawa police were investigating a triple homicide in a single-family home yesterday morning when they stumbled upon a fourth body in the same house four hours later, adding a mysterious twist to a gruesome crime scene.
Police last night believed that the case was a murder-suicide involving a family of four people, according to CTV News. Ottawa police refused to confirm the identity of the victims, who were said to be 45-year-old Sant Bri Singh BRAR, his wife and two daughters.
Police said they got involved after receiving a call at around 2 a.m. from a person who expressed concern about a relative living in the house on Grandpark Circle, in the southern part of Ottawa.
Officers went to the scene, rang the bell, and left after seeing no sign of life in the house. They returned at 7: 56 in the morning, then smashed the window on the front door to enter the residence at 9: 15.
Police quickly found three bodies - two females and one male, all adult. They went on to search the house to ensure that no one else was dead or injured, or in hiding. The major crimes unit then took over the investigation, as the police force issued a news release stating that they were attending a residence "where the bodies of three people were found."
At 1: 15 p.m., however, police found the fourth body.
Constable Alain BOUCHER said he could not explain why the fourth body was not discovered in the first go-round.
"A quick search of the house was done initially to make sure there was nobody injured and nobody was found," he said. "At closer inspection, she was located."
Neighbour Chantal RUEST said the BRAR family "kept to themselves." That statement was echoed by Artemio DELA CRUZ.
"We never talked to them," he said.

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BRASIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
DANN, Clifford Milton
After three philosophic years at Castleview-Wychwood Towers, Cliff died peacefully, at Toronto General Hospital on New Year's Eve 2006, at the age of 81. son of Olive (née BRASIER) and nephew of Lillian MONSON, Cliff never tired of remembering his glory days on the football and basketball teams at Humberside Collegiate. Along with spectator sports, he loved golf, cards, games, television, jazz and a good cup of coffee. With a work life beginning with Air Canada (then Trans Canada Airlines) and ending with Harrison and Blackburn Real Estate, Cliff always had time for his wide circle of Friends and anyone who pulled up a chair. Although dementia and Parkinson's Disease curtailed his activities in his last years, he never lost his enthusiasm for the visits from his daughter Cynthia (Dann BEARDSLEY) and his treasured grandchildren Rachel, Amelia and Max. "Grandpa" was extremely proud of them all but remained dismayed that they played piano better than they played golf. He enjoyed sports discussions with his son-in-law Jay INGRAM and conversations with his Friends, especially Frances STRETTON, Lou TICKINS and Royal COPELAND, and his cousin Pat GAVED of Guernsey, Channel Islands. Special thanks to Jill HALLAM at Castleview-Wychwood Towers and Doctor Melanie SPRING, Doctor Tony LEE, Lisa, Cecilia, Kayan, Lovelynn, Mike, Jackie, Judy, Linda and Pat of Toronto General Hospital's 13th floor. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 13 at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Visitation at 2 p.m. will be followed by a chapel service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation -- IBD Research Program 525 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 2L3; or to the Toronto All-Star Big Band 3820 Bloor Street West, Toronto M9B 1K8.

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BRASS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
BANACK, Esther
On Thursday, August 23, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Esther BANACK beloved wife of the late David BANACK. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Rhoda and Mel BRASS, Suzi and John LAPORTA, and Beverley and Charles HARNICK. Devoted grandmother of Lanny, Bobbie-Lynn, Alison, Gillian, and Cathleen. Great-grandmother of Aaron, Lindsey, Remy, and Evangelique. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 24, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. in the Beth Sholom Synagogue section at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 49 Heath St. W, 2nd floor, concluding Sunday, August 26th after 7: 30 p.m. evening service. Memorial donations may be made to the Esther Banack Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 or at www.benjamins.ca.

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BRASSET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
WHITE/WHYTE, George Augustine " Skip"
Passed away peacefully at Four Teddington Park Retirement Home, Toronto, on December 25, 2007, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Catherine ('Kaye') WHITE/WHYTE (née MacNEIL.) Lovingly remembered by his son Graham (Cathy KINLIN,) and by grandchildren Katie, Heather and Patrick. A favourite uncle to Donna BRASSET- SHEARER the late John BRASSET; Ron, Jim and Paul BRASSET; Eleanor MOORE, Anne DUNSWORTH; Pam SILVERMAN, Monica GRENIER, Ian and Patricia MacNEIL. George was predeceased by his two sisters, Phyllis and Mary GENEVIEVE ('Toots'.) He was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was educated at Sydney Academy, St. Francis Xavier University and Nova Scotia Technical College. After graduating from Tech' in 1935 with a degree in civil engineering, George worked for the Nova Scotia Government and for National Parks of Canada, building the Cabot Trail. During the war he was involved in naval construction projects in several Nova Scotia ports. Following the war, he joined the Foundation Company of Canada, where he worked for many years on major engineering projects throughout Canada and the United States before retiring in 1977. He was a long-time, active parishioner of St. Anselm's Church in Leaside.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff at Four Teddington Place who care for him so well in his final years and to great friend Jim Bouley for all his support. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley), on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Rosar-Morrison Chapel, 9: 30 a.m. Saturday. If desired, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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BRASSEUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-30 published
POULIN, Jean-Luc Alcide
With great sadness we announce the death of Jean-Luc POULIN on Saturday, July 28th, 2007, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his wife and children, at the age of 67. Jean-Luc died of complications attendant upon the treatment necessary in the very unequal struggle against a brain tumour lymphona.
Jean-Luc was a devoted husband to Linda (Lye) and loving father of Jean-Louis (Aida) and Danielle (Randy). Grandpa to Christian and Matthew TENNANT and Nicolas and Sebastien POULIN. Predeceased by his parents Lucienne TOURANGEAU (1993) and Jean-Louis POULIN (1942) and his stepfather Roland CÔTÉ (2007:) older brother and mentor of Gerard POULIN (Lorraine) Claire BOURGEOIS (deceased) (Rheo,) Jean-Noel CÔTÉ (Jeanne,) Solange (Sally) ROY (Paul,) Real CÔTÉ (Marj), Louis COTE, Louise LEBEL (Tom), Michel COTE and Micheline BRASSEUR (Reg.) Favourite uncle of at last count 52 nieces and nephews.
A teacher of French par excellence at O'Neill Collegiate, Dunbarton H.S., Eastdale Collegiate and Lahr Secondary in Lahr, Germany, Jean-Luc was also French Co-ordinator for the Durham Board for four years. In his ten-year retirement he indulged his love of fishing and the outdoors, spending many happy hours catching pickerel on Lake Scugog.
We wish to express our deepest thanks to Doctor Walter CHANG, to surgeon Doctor Mark BERNSTEIN, Doctors Cynthia MENARD and Warren MASON of Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctor Nicole DEVOST of Lakeridge Health Palliative care, naturopaths Doctor Michael SMITH, Doctor Ali RAHMANIAN, and Doctor Sam ASHORE, and to our spiritual mentor Heidi McBRATNEY.
Jean-Luc's favourite charity was St. Vincent de Paul. If you would prefer, please make donations to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
Family and Friends will be received at the Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234), for visitation on Tuesday, July 31st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 1st at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation.

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BRATHWAITE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-13 published
BENEDICT, Robert Charles
At the Elgin Abbey Nursing Home in Chesley on Friday, August 10, 2007. Bob BENEDICT, resident of Elgin Abbey and formerly of R.R.#4 Tara, in his 81st year. Beloved Husband of the late former Eleanor Jane MITCHELL. Dear father of Don and his spouse Joan EDWORTHY of Arkwright, Doris and her husband Ted HACK of Guelph and Jeff of Owen Sound. Brother of Lois and her husband George MAHON and Eleanor SPENCE. Predeceased by son Bill (1984) and brother Frank. Bob will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Lisa and her husband Jay EIDT, Keri BENEDICT, Angela HACK and her friend Chris BRATHWAITE, Kyle HACK and by great-grand_son Harrison EIDT. Also survived by sister-in-law Shirley and her husband Arnold DRAVES of Innisfil and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Tuesday August 14, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Tara Legion Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca

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BRATTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
MORASUTTI, Pompea (née BRATTI)
Peacefully in her sleep at home in her 105th year on Sunday, July 15, 2007. Pompea, beloved wife of the late William (Guglielmo). Loving mother of Melvin and his wife Norma and Vivian and her husband Luciano MANZON. Nonna Pea will be missed by Susan and Simon ASARO, Cathy and Sal LUNETTA, Bill and Lisa, Bill and Mary, Janet and Dave BIDINI, and Melanie and Dwayne Gale. Great-grandmother of Nicholas, Billy, Daniella, Laura, Joanna, Stephanie, Jennifer, Julia, Cecilia, Lorenzo and Sophia. Predeceased by her 13 brothers and sisters. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home - Weston Chapel, 2035 Weston Road (North of Lawrence Ave.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption, 2565 Bathurst Street, Toronto on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. A special thank you to Maria for your care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Villa Leonardo Gambin, 40 Friuli Court, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 9T3. Condolences may be sent to pompea.morasutti@wardfh.com

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BRAUEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
COPE, Dorothy Rosamond (née KAMINS)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday, December 29, 2006, Dorothy Rosamond (KAMINS) COPE, of Ingersoll, in her 87th year. Dear daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth KAMINS. Wife of the late Robert COPE (1996.) Dear mother of Michael of Whitehorse, Yukon, Marene and her partner Deb of London and Pat and her husband Don of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of Scott and Ian COPE, Shaun BALTUS, David and Bob VAN REES, Michelle FOSTER, Amy BRAUEN and eleven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter-in-law Elizabeth COPE and one sister Bernice MacARTNEY. She belonged to the Creative Arts Centre and was a member of I.T.O.P.A. for many years. She was also a supporter of the Conservative Party. Dorothy was an avid golfer in her time and she belonged to the same bridge club for over 40 years. Church, family and Friends were very important to her. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Jim CARR officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Saint_James Anglican Church or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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BRAULT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
'Ambassador of the saxophone' was a champion of his own virtuosity
Musician who fell in love with the sax as a boy probably performed more music for the instrument than anyone in history, writes Sandra MARTIN. He was also a tireless and polished self-promoter who even invented a fictional front man to ensure concert bookings
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
The man and his instrument. During his 50-year career as a professional musician, Paul BRODIE, "the ambassador of the saxophone," probably played more concerts, recorded more albums, toured more countries and taught more private students than any classical saxophonist of his or any other day. He was the champion not only of his own virtuosity as a player, but of the saxophone as a musical instrument.
The saxophone, invented by Belgian Adolphe Sax in Paris in the 1840s, is a hybrid that combines the volume and carrying power of brass with the intricate key work and technical finesse of woodwinds. Although some modern classical composers have written for the saxophone, it is still mainly played in military and blues bands and jazz combos. Mr. BRODIE tried to change that.
"He was a master promoter and the saxophone needed someone like Paul, because as an instrument, it was invented late in the history of music, so it was shut out of orchestral circles," said his former student, concert saxophonist and composer Daniel Rubinoff "The great composers had already established the orchestra and composers in Europe didn't really want to take a chance on this latecomer.
Mr. BRODIE was the first person to teach saxophone at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He was not himself a composer, but he persuaded composers such as Srul Irving Glick, John Weinzweig, Bruce Mather and Violet Archer to write daunting music for the saxophone. In his quest to promote the saxophone he co-founded the World Saxophone Congress with Eugene Rousseau in Chicago in 1969 to bring players, critics, composers and audiences together in a different city every four years.
"He built a career for himself. He was an incredible worker, he believed in himself totally and he never looked back," said Jean-Guy BRAULT, a flutist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra for more than 30 years. "He was an icon in the saxophone world - in the classical sense, but he also taught many jazz saxophonists," said Mr. BRAULT. "He changed my life. He opened my eyes to so many things - the realities of the professional music world," he said. "I owe a lot to him."
Paul (Zion) BRODIE was born in Montreal in the bitterest depths of the Depression, the younger son of Sam and Florence (née SCHILLER.) When Paul was 10 months old, his father, who ran a dry goods store, moved his family to the north end of Winnipeg, where he found work selling radios in an appliance store. The family moved again when Paul was 11, to Regina in neighbouring Saskatchewan.
He went to Strathcona School, sang in the junior choir at synagogue and played the clarinet in the Regina Lions Junior Band. In high school, the only subject that interested him was music. Sick in bed with a cold one day in Grade 10, he heard Freddie Gardner play I'm in the Mood for Love on the saxophone.
He was besotted with the sound and immediately decided to switch instruments. Goodbye clarinet. Hello saxophone.
He earned money to buy a saxophone working at a local deli, but he couldn't find a woodwind teacher and so transferred what he knew about playing the clarinet to the saxophone.
After graduating from high school in 1952, he packed his sax and his clarinet and headed to Winnipeg where he entered United College, but failed miserably in a pre-law program. With support from his high-school music teacher, he was accepted the following year at the University of Michigan, where Larry Teal taught the saxophone.
In one of his first classes in the history of music he heard a recording of French classical saxophone virtuoso Marcel Mule playing the alto sax. His ambitions changed; whereas he once hoped to be good enough to play in a band led by a musician of the calibre of Tommy Dorsey or Les Brown, he now considered the possibilities of becoming a classical saxophonist.
He joined the university band under conductor William Revelli and played the bass saxophone when they performed in Carnegie Hall in April, 1954. He also formed a dance combo called The Stardusters, which helped earn tuition money and taught him a great deal about the business of promoting and organizing a group.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in performance in December, 1957, he went to Paris to study with maestro Marcel Mule. Back in Canada, he moved to Toronto and looked for a job teaching saxophone.
"The Royal Conservatory of Music is now in its 72nd year and we have never allowed a saxophone in the building," protested Ettore MAZZOLINI, director of the Royal Conservatory of Music, but the ever-persuasive Mr. BRODIE succeeded in getting an audition and played so well he broke the embargo. He was a woodwinds instructor from 1959 to 1960. Soon, he was also playing on an occasional basis for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and doing regional tours with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, first with pianist George Brough and then with Colombe Pelletier as his accompanist.
Late in November, 1959, a musician friend introduced Mr. BRODIE to Rima GOODMAN, a modern dancer (and later a fibre artist) who worked in New York, but whose parents lived in Toronto. They were married on March 13, 1960. Their daughter, Claire, was born in October, 1964.
Mr. BRODIE made his debut as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at a Sunday afternoon concert on December 27, 1959, with Walter SUSKIND conducting and his New York debut at the Town Hall on November 18, 1960, with George Brough accompanying him on the piano and Mrs. BRODIE turning pages.
There were only about 45 people in the audience, but one of them was Raymond Erickson, the music critic for The New York Times. "Mr. BRODIE's skill made everything he played sound fluent and easy although the music was studded with technical difficulties&hellip producing a lovely soft tone when he wanted to… in his splendidly vital performance," he wrote. A jubilant Mr. BRODIE phoned the Canadian Wire Service and begged them to pick up Mr. Erickson's review, which they obligingly did, flashing the news about the Canadian native's success in the Big Apple. Mr. BRODIE carried that tattered clipping in his wallet for the rest of his life.
Because two performance careers in one family meant too much travelling for a couple that wanted to stay together, the BRODIEs decided to make their base in Toronto. There, they established the Brodie School of Music and Modern Dance early in 1961 in a former furniture store. The dance studio was on the ground floor, six music studios were in the basement and the second floor had two apartments. They lived in one and turned the other into an additional five music studios.
One of his first students was Jean-Guy BRAULT, who had played saxophone for fun while studying philosophy at university. He studied saxophone, clarinet and flute for about two years and then began teaching in the Brodie school before taking a master's degree at the University of Michigan with Mr. BRODIE's old teacher, Larry Teal. "He was a fantastic teacher," Mr. BRAULT said of his mentor, describing Mr. BRODIE as "encouraging and never flinching."
When the National Arts Centre was looking for players for its new orchestra in 1969, Mr. BRAULT auditioned and got a job as second flutist. He played with the orchestra for more than 30 years, retiring in 2002 after a concert with jazz singer Cleo Laine and her saxophonist husband, John Dankworth
The BRODIEs ran their school for nearly 20 years, employing about 20 music and dance teachers, and training about 650 students a season - among them Willem Moolenbeek, Lawrence Sereda, Robert Pusching, John Price and Robert Bauer. Mr. BRODIE also taught woodwinds at the University of Toronto from 1968 to 1973 and formed a quartet in 1972 to showcase his own playing and the work of a revolving group of three students. The Paul Brodie Saxophone Quartet played at the World Saxophone Congress in London in 1976 and in the 1981 film Circle of Two.
Never a slouch when it came to self-promotion, the canny Mr. BRODIE invented a fictitious character, Ronald Joy, to serve as his front man in booking concerts. After printing business cards and letterhead, the BRODIEs and some of their students stuffed envelopes and sent them to more than 5,000 concert sponsors throughout North America. When potential sponsors called the school asking for Mr. Joy, the call would be put through to Mr. BRODIE who would lower his voice by a couple of octaves and start bargaining performance fees, hotel rates and dates. Mr. Joy booked nearly 800 concerts for his "client" in the next two decades and also promoted Mrs. BRODIE's career as a sculptor and fibre artist.
Mr. BRODIE was playing his saxophone in his music studio one day in 1978, when the phone rang. The caller was actor Warren Beatty, casually inquiring if he could use a recording of Mr. BRODIE playing the saxophone in Heaven Can Wait, his movie about a football player who also plays the soprano sax. An amateur saxophonist, Mr. Beatty believed that Mr. BRODIE's recording of the fourth movement from Handel's Sonata No. 3 would be perfect background music for the scene in which Mr. Beatty's character plays football with his servants.
After agreeing on terms, Mr. BRODIE put his promotional skills to work. Before long "the Canadian media somehow got the idea that a Canadian saxophonist was being featured throughout the film," according to the account that Mr. BRODIE related in his autobiography, Ambassador of the Saxophone. When Heaven Can Wait was nominated for several academy awards, the BRODIEs and Claire (then 13) flew to Los Angeles, where Mr. BRODIE sent 250 postcards pumping his connection with the film To Canadian media and arranged to do a live telephone interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television the day after the ceremonies.
The following year, the BRODIEs closed down their school and the quartet. The lease was up, he was in "phone ringing-off-the-hook" demand after the release of Heaven Can Wait and she was "wildly busy" with commissions for her work as a fibre artist. He never stopped teaching, however, either privately in a smaller studio or at York University, where he taught from 1982 until the late 1990s.
Concert saxophonist and composer Daniel Rubinoff was one of his last students. "I needed a mentor and I found one," he said in a telephone interview. After studying in Europe, he worked with Mr. BRODIE for 18 months beginning in 1995 and won the gold medal at the Royal Conservatory for the ARCT exams in 1997.
"One of the things about Paul's legacy is that he realized that you had to practice the saxophone to become as good a performer as you could possibly be, but you also had to be a tireless promoter," Mr. Rubinoff said. "He was a wonderful business person and he passed that on to people like me." How to have a career as a concert saxophonist, how to talk to an audience, how to be tough about criticism, how to cold call a concert promoter and how to set up a teaching studio, were among the synergistic "life lessons" that Mr. Rubinoff learned from Mr. BRODIE.
About seven years ago, Mr. BRODIE, who was suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, developed an aortic dissection - a tear in the walls of the aorta which is frequently fatal. "Miraculously" without surgery "his body glued itself back together," according to Mr. BRODIE's daughter, Claire. "The last seven years were a gift."
Earlier this fall, a Magnetic Resonance Image revealed an enormous aneurysm in Mr. BRODIE's aorta. Mr. BRODIE asked if he had time to make a CD of favourite pieces with harpist Erica GOODMAN before undergoing surgery. (The CD, which was recorded at Grace Church on the Hill in Toronto, will be released shortly.) On Monday morning Mr. BRODIE was wheeled into surgery, but three-quarters of the way through the long operation, his heart gave out.
Paul Zion BRODIE, O.C., was born in Montreal on April 10, 1934. He died during heart surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital on November 19, 2007. He was 73. Predeceased by his parents, he leaves his wife, Rima, his daughter Claire and an older brother.

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BRAUND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-31 published
MILLAR, Margaret Fraser (BURTON)
In the veterans wing at Sunnybrook, Margaret died in the afternoon of December 26, 2007 at the age of 101¾. Amazing mother and grandmother to Pam and Claire WATTS. Steadfast, loyal and true. Beloved Aunty Margaret to George ORMSBY and his family, Anne BRAUND and her family, Ken ORMSBY and his family and to Fraser and Joan BURTON. Spirited sister-in-law to Chester McKERGOW, Robin and Jean MILLAR and to Pat and Nancy MILLAR. The oldest and longest surviving sister to Dorothy, Hazel and Gordon. A proud Canadian who served her country in India, promoted Canadian Physiotherapy, "Burtie" to campers and counsellors at GBC and volunteer reader at Canadian National Institute for the Blind for 20 years after retirement. Friends may call at Morley Bedford Funeral Home (159 Eglinton Ave. E., 2 lights west of Yonge, 416-489-8733) on Friday January 4, 2007 between 10: 30 and 11:30 a.m. A funeral service will take place in the Chapel at 11: 30 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind or Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

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BRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-08 published
BRAY, Julia (née HOATH)
Of Golden Dawn Nursing Home, Lions head passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2007 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of Claren BAKER of Lions Head. She will be missed by sisters Inez BYERS and Iva (Maurice) FLETCHER both of Kitchener, sister-in-law Marion HOATH of Wiarton and Verniece BAKER and step-daughters Ruth BAKER (Dave MUNN), Mary BAKER (Ron DEMARS), Evelyn (Melvin) McCUTCHEON and Leona (Murray) BAIN. Julia is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Byron BRAY, parents Tom and Mae HOATH of Hope Ness, brother Lloyd HOATH, sisters Gertrude (James) SHAW, Alma (Bill) PILKEY and Eva (Mansell) SCHALM and brother-in-law Austin BYERS. The family will receive Friends at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lions head on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 from 1: 00 p.m. until the time of the service to celebrate Julia's life at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Charles GINGERICH officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Bethel Missionary Church or Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-02 published
HEWGILL, Hilda Isabell (née BRAY)
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Friday, June 1, 2007. The former Hilda Isabell BRAY of Thornbury and formerly of Clarksburg, in her 87th year. Daughter of the late John Wesley BRAY and Ethel Annie LEMCKE of Lion's Head. Beloved wife of Franklin HEWGILL, of Thornbury. Loving mother of Carly HEWGILL of Thornbury, John HEWGILL and his wife Darlene of Clarksburg and Jayne RANDALL and her husband David of Clarksburg. Sadly missed by grandchildren Sarah TEDFORD and her husband Drew, Leah HEWGILL, Daniel HEWGILL and Elizabeth HEWGILL, Chelsey RANDALL and Rachel RANDALL and great-granddaughter Gracie TEDFORD all of Clarksburg. Fondly remembered by brothers Norman and Jutta BRAY of Lindsay and Kenneth and Lorna BRAY of Nottawa and by sisters Marion and Earl McGHEE of London and Ruth and Roger GAST of Strathroy and sisters-in-law Verginia and Naomi and their families. Predeceased by brothers Stanley and Earl BRAY. A private family funeral service, officiated by Reverend Roger GAST, Reverend Glen GIBSON and Pastor Bob LAY will be conducted at the Blue Mountains Community Church in Thornbury. Interment at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. Friends and neighbours are invited to a time of fellowship and sharing memories of Hilda at the family farm (10th Line of Collingwood Twp.) on Tuesday June 5th from 2-4 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Gideon Bible Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, Thornbury (P.O. Box 556 Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0 519-599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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BRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-27 published
CARSON, Robert Allan
With his family by his side at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Wednesday afternoon July 25, 2007. Bob CARSON of Wiarton in his 55th year. Husband of the former Bonnie WALKER of Owen Sound. Loved father of Harold and his wife Carrie of Hepworth. Loving grandfather of Jaidan. Dear brother of Bev and his wife Carol Ann of Shallow Lake, Barb VARY and her husband John and Betty BURROWS and her husband Don all of Hepworth, Bonnie MATTHEWS and her husband Bill of Owen Sound, Brenda MOLE and her husband Wayne of Hepworth, Kathy BRAY and her husband Byron of Tara, Mike of Vancouver and Mary ANGELL and her husband Lou of Owen Sound. Brother-in-law of John CHARLTON of Clavering. Also survived by several nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be conducted from Zion Cemetery, Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Bob by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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BRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-21 published
BURT, Janet (née WRIGLEY)
Of Wiarton passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, November 19, 2007 in her 88th year. Cherished wife of Arthur for 66 years and dear mother of Diane (Terry) CUTTING of Cambridge, Nancy SOULIERE (Garry WILLIS) of Owen Sound, Faye (Don) SHOULDICE of Cambridge, Sharon BRAY (Greg WILKIE) of Owen Sound and Susan (John) FITZGERALD of Elmira. Special Grandma of Kimberley-Anne, Scott, Andrew, Michael, Brendon and Devin. She will be sadly missed by sister Bertha BARFOOT of Goderich and sister-in-law Orma WRIGLEY of Toronto. Janet was predeceased by her parents John Henry and Louise (PORTER) WRIGLEY, brothers Jack, Earl, and Harold and sisters Hazel WEST, Florence GRAHAM and Irene GUNSON. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Janet's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery. Donations made to Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BRAYLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-01 published
KIRBY, Mary Louise (1921-2007)
Passed away in Mississauga on May 30. She is survived by her sons Michael, Peter and Tom, brother Doctor Jim BRAYLEY and grandchildren Jo, Lee, Siam, Michelle, Eric and Adrian. She was educated in nursing at U of T, graduating with an award in 1944. She married John KIRBY in 1946. After a brief time in Toronto, they moved to Iroquois Falls and then 5 years later to Guelph. She spent the last 35 years in Mississauga. She enjoyed bridge, poetry and gardens. There will be a remembrance service for Mary at King Gardens retirement home, 85 King St E, Mississauga, Saturday, June 2 at 2 pm.

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