BRIAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-17 published
BRYCE, Wilfred James
(Longtime Bell employee)
In his 76th year. November 14, 2007 at the Penetang General Hospital, Penetanguishene, Ontario. Peacefully and surrounded by his family after fighting his long illness with great optimism and greater courage. Will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Joye (née TACKABERRY) of 50 years. Lovingly remembered and admired by his children Valerie (Richard) PIEKARZ and Brenda (Brian) IRELAND, his grandchildren Nicholas BRYCE, Kayla FRANCES, Jerrad BRIAN, Lauren EMILY, his niece Carol DINEEN and his Aunt and Uncle Sammy and William TINER. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy (Leo) DINEEN and his parents Nelson and Keziah. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Wilf's Life to take place at Saint Paul's United Church, 308 King Street, Midland, Ontario on November 17, 2007. Visitation to take place at 10: 30 a.m. followed by service at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to Saint Paul's United Church or The Royal Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit.

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BRICK o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-11 published
WHEELER, Doctor Douglas K.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Doctor Douglas K. WHEELER of Dundalk on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at home with his family. Loving husband of Kim, devoted father of Caitlynn and Lucas, master of Garfield and Odie. Doug will be missed by his sister Betty CURRAN of Petrolia, his sister-in-law Grace WHEELER of Sarnia, mother and father-in-law Jo and Ron EADY of Niagara Falls, sister-in-law Sandee (Tom) GAYLOR, brother-in-law Bill (Kern) EADY, nephews Mike (Jill,) Marty, Matt, Mitchell and Ryan, nieces Tracey and Michelle, great-nephew Justin, great-nieces Jessica, Natasha and Victoria. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Florence (ALLINGHAM) WHEELER, his brothers Ed, Charles and Ralph WHEELER and brother-in-law Ken CURRAN. Doug's patients were his first priority but he did find fime for his boat in the summer, his snowmobile in the winter and the cottage year round. He was a fan of hockey and was passionate about his role as trainer for the Dundalk Storm Minor Hockey Team. He loved travelling, was a scholar of history, and could be persuaded to play the occasional game of cards. Friends called at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, 291 Main St. E., Dundalk on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was conducted on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Dundalk United Church, Main Street, Dundalk with Rev. Janet ERIKSEN officiating. Pallbearers were Marty CURRAN, Michael CURRAN, Matthew CURRAN, Bill EADY, Tom WOOD, Tyler BRICK. Interment followed at the Dundalk Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale - Building Fund; Dundalk Mihor Hockey or the charity of your choice.
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BRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-29 published
BRICK, Douglas Brookes (November 18, 1913-August 21, 2007)
Our wonderful Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 21st in his 94th year. We will all miss him dearly. He had a long and wonderful life, 61 of those years with his loving wife Jean. He was the only son with 5 sisters of John and Linda BRICK of Toronto. He attended Jarvis Collegiate where he met and later married his high school sweetheart Jean FRASER. He trained as a pilot in World War 2 receiving his wings and commission and was discharged in February 1945. He spent 43 years in the textile industry with Dominion Textile in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and London, England and finally back in Montreal where he retired in 1978. He and Jean then moved to Cobourg, Ontario to be with family and Friends. Dad joined us in Vancouver in 2000 after the death of his wife and has been a big part of all our lives here ever since. Dad is survived by his 3 children, Peter (Nancy), Paul (Susan), Joan ROGERS (Bill), 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dad's greatest joy in his latter years was his family who in turn, loved and adored his gentle manner, patience and ready smile. He was happiest when surrounded by his children grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always took an active interest in their lives and activities. The family wishes to express our gratitude to all the care givers of Evergreen House and Kiwanis Care Centre for their wonderful care and compassion that they gave to our Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Salvation Army or the Lions' Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. There will be a private family service on September 1st with interment to follow later beside his wife Jean in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

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BRICKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-27 published
BRICKER, Barbara Anne (CHARLTON)
At the Grey-Bruce Health Service in Southampton on Sunday, June 24th, 2007, at the age of 70 years, the former Barbara CHARLTON, beloved wife of 55 years to Edward BRICKER of Port Elgin, Mother of Bill and his wife Joan of Tara, Rick of Ladysmith, British Columbia, and Patti and her husband Lance SCHOOR of Port Elgin, grandmother of Monica and her husband Adam GUNSON, Andy, Bradley, David, Jesse and Kyle. She will be missed by her sister Ruby DENNISON and by her family and her many Friends. Private family funeral arrangement are in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores). Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com.

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BRICKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-19 published
BESITO, Hilliard “Neebish&rdquo
Of Saugeen First Nation at the Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, on Friday, November 16th, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. Hilliard “Neebish” BESITO was called home by the Great Spirit G'Shamindo. Much loved son of the late Dora (AKENZIE) and Ivan BESITO, and James and Helen MASON of Saugeen First Nation. Traditionally raised son of the late Isaac and Winnifred PETONOQUOT. Predeceased by brothers Fredrick BESITO, Matthew MASON, Maitland PETONOQUOT; sister Leona LAWRENCE; and Aunts Flora RITCHIE and Elizabeth AKENZIE. Survived by his loved foster children Dale BRICKER, Stacey and William WESLEY. Dear brother of Shirley ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Melvin), Marie MASON, Gary MASON, Gayle STARK (Bruce), Theodore MASON (Joanne), Phillip (Janice), Allan (Bonnie) and Elwood MASON. Traditional Uncle of Barbara CHARLEBOIS, June KING, Joanne MASON, Leslie PETONOQUOT (Jr.), Gene PETONOQUOT, Carey PETONOQUOT and Paul KING. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, Friends and associates of the bingo crowd. Family invite Friends to gather for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Sunday, November 18th, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Traditional Mineral Services will be held on Monday, November 19 at 2: 00 p.m. at the James Mason Cultural Centre, Saugeen First Nation. Interment in Saugeen Cemetery, Saugeen First Nation. Tributes or donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy. Journey fire located at the home of Gennine PETONOQUOT (6421 Hwy 21) for tobacco offering. In living memory of Neeb a Red Maple tree will be planted at the family home by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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BRICKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-20 published
CAMPBELL, William James " Jim"
Born November 20, 1949 in Shelburne, Ontario, died on September 17 while cycling into Maynooth. Survived by his loving wife Julie THIERS, mother Ivadell CAMPBELL, mother-in-law Lorraine THIERS, loving sisters Joan WILSON (Arnold,) Colleen KAVANAUGH, Nancy WELTZ, Darlene BRICKER (Cliff,) sister-in-law Sheila CAMPBELL, father-in-law Don THIERS, brother-in-law Jamie THIERS (Nubia,) sister-in-law Jennifer WHEELDON (Carl), Aunt Shirley BAZIUK, cousin Lana CHAMPION (Mark) and all of the extended families. Jim was a born philosopher, and his passion for knowledge, contemplative nature and genial laugh will be missed by many Friends in Toronto and Bancroft. He is also mourned by his City Of Toronto colleagues. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the York River Reading Festival, a literacy project close to Jim's heart. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Friday, September 21, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m. Condolences may be sent via www.dodsand mcnair.com. There will be a memorial service in Toronto at a later date.

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BRICKNELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-18 published
BRICKNELL, Edward
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, and grandfather, Edward, who passed away July 18, 2006.
Calm and peaceful he is sleeping,
Sweetest rest that follows pain
We who loved him sadly miss him,
But trust in God to meet again.
- Lovingly remembered, his wife, Jean, and his sons and daughter, Friends and relations.
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BRIDGE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-13 published
KINCH, Edward John " Bud"
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound with his family by his side Monday morning June 11, 2007. Bud KINCH of R.R.#1, Kemble in his 67th year. Beloved husband of the former Marie BRIDGE. Loving father of Edward and his wife Cheryl and Kevin and his wife Mary all of Shallow Lake, Carl and his wife Loretta of Hepworth and Doris and her husband Orv SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER of R.R.#2, Hepworth. Lovingly remembered by his six grandchildren; Robert, Jacob, Amanda, Heather, Cyle and Cody. Dear brother of eight sisters and one brother. Predeceased by a grand_son Nicholas SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER and two brothers. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Thursday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Jack FEARNALL officiating. Interment Oxenden Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society or the Grey Bruce Regional Heath Centre Foundation, Owen Sound 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 Bud by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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BRIDGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
HAIGH, Alice Angeline Grace (née ADAM/ADAMS)
Of Port Stanley, on Thursday, January 4th, 2007, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 86th year. Loving partner of Bill BRIDGE and beloved wife of the late Norman Nelson HAIGH. Dearly loved mother of Mary Helen and her partner Lee ROWDEN, John N. and his wife Sheila of Waterloo and Thomas W. and his partner Valerie MILLER of Port Stanley. Dear mother-in-law of Ernie RAMERTH of Saint Thomas. Loving grandmother of Peter HAIGH and hhis wife Mary-Ingram-Haigh and David and his wife Janice HAIGH, Jennifer and Dustin RAMERTH. Loved great-grandmother of Rachel Lyn and Samuel David HAIGH. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Alice was born in Leamington on February 21, 1921, the daughter of the late John and Grace (CAMPBELL) ADAM/ADAMS. She has lived in Port Stanley since 1927. Alice trained as a nurse and Victoria Hospital, London and worked at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. A public memorial service to celebrate Alice's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the funeral home Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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BRIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
BRIDGE, Marion Kathleen (née DURFEY)
Peacefully on Saturday, October 27, 2007, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late David E. BRIDGE (1987.) Predeceased by her brother Jack DURFEY (2006.) She will be greatly missed by her sons Douglas and Harold, her daughter Margaret Ann and her daughter-in-law Kathleen. Loving grandmother of David, James, Andrew (Tiffany), Suzanne, Michelle, Robert, Robert BENSEN (Lyndsay) and Alastair HOPKINS and great-granddaughter Kaelyn. Beloved aunt of John DURFEY (Jan), Joan MURRAY (Bruce), Mary WALKER (Dave) and David DURFEY (Shirley) and their families. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (One block north of the Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington, (905-632-3333) on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Carlisle United Church, 1432 Centre Road, Carlisle on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton following the ceremony. If desired, expressions of sympathy to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Carlisle United Church would be appreciated by the family.
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BRIDGEMAN 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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BRIDGEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-07 published
WILLIMOT, Catherine Janet (née HELM)
Passed away peacefully at Wiarton Hospital on Sunday November 4th, 2007 with family by her side in her 75th year. Janet was the beloved wife of Jack WILLIMOT for 43 years and much loved mother of Michel-John and wife Brandi. Special Grandmother to Gabe and Tilly. She is survived by a brother, Bernard HELM (Doris,) of Kitchener; sisters-in-law Anna HELM, of California; Vera HELM, of Bancroft; and Ruth DAWDRY, of Chatham; and brothers-in-law Jim BRIDGEN and Earl WILLIMOT, both of Chatham. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many Friends. Predeceased by parents Eugene and Matilda; sisters Anna May GUBKA, and Audrey NOLAN; and sister-in-law Mary Lou BRIDGEN. Janet spent most of her life in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, but because of her love of the water view and cottage Jack and Jan decided to retire in the Wiarton area in 1999. Janet's strength endured many medical conditions over the years, but her courageous battle ended with lung cancer. Janet's family invite relatives and Friends to join with them at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, November 9, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be spoken Friday evening at 8: 00 p.m. A Service celebrating Janet's life will be conducted from the chapel on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Deacon Phil DWYER officiating. In respect to Janet's wishes cremation has taken place. Donations to Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. or Bruce Peninsula Health Services Wiarton would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Janet a Red Maple tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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BRIDGLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-19 published
Aeronautical engineer's jet motors powered the Royal Canadian Air Force through Cold War
Although colour blind, he was accepted by the air force for his technical brilliance and rose to become a brigadier-general, all the while steering development of such aircraft as the Avro Arrow
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S7
Ottawa -- Working quietly behind the scenes, Ed BRIDGLAND spent almost three decades playing a major part in developing many of the famous aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force after the Second World War. One of the Royal Canadian Air Force's top aeronautical engineers of the postwar period, he was involved with the legendary Avro Arrow jet fighter, as well as the supersonic Starfighter, the Argus submarine hunter, the Lockheed Hercules and the Canadair Yukon.
He started working on aircraft in 1944 during the war when he was seconded to Britain's Ministry of Aircraft Production. After being loaned to Power Jets Ltd., the firm that pioneered gas turbines, he later spent time as a project engineer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, working on performance testing and high-speed flight development.
From August of 1946 to June of 1949, he worked as the chief engineer of the Royal Canadian Air Force's Winter Experimental Establishment. Supervising a staff of 15 officers and 250 airmen, he oversaw the testing of new aircraft intended for Arctic conditions. During the Cold War, the air force had to operate in the Far North on a regular basis, and it was vital that its aircraft could do so safely and efficiently.
It was his first important post, but it wasn't to be the last. Promotion and responsibility came his way during the Royal Canadian Air Force's golden age, from 1950 to 1965. Five years after the war ended, Canada's defence requirements were suddenly back on the front burner: The Cold War turned hot after North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed in 1949 to counter the Soviet bloc. A year later, the Korean War ignited.
The pace was frantic. The Royal Canadian Air Force needed thousands of aircrew and technicians to fly and maintain hundreds of new aircraft rolling off the production lines in Montreal and Toronto. Wartime bases were reactivated and modernized, while many veterans - fondly dubbed retreads and sporting hard-earned ribbons on their chests - decided to get back in uniform, providing much needed experience and esprit de corps. By 1952, more than 40 per cent of the government's budget was allocated to the Department of National Defence, with the Royal Canadian Air Force getting the lion's share.
Ed BRIDGLAND's interest in aircraft and engineering started when he was growing up in Calgary. He played football and hockey - skating for three teams at the same time - but truly loved his Meccano toy set. Designing and building Meccano aircraft at the tender age of 13, he was good enough to win two prizes from the British company. He never looked back. A few years later, he was working on the real thing after graduating in engineering physics from the University of Toronto in 1940.
Rejected for pilot training because he was colour blind - he could not see green or red - Mr. BRIDGLAND was determined to help the war effort by qualifying as an Royal Canadian Air Force aeronautical engineer. For once, the brass decided to put a round peg in a round hole and sent him to take postgraduate training at the California Institute of Technology.
By 1949, Mr. BRIDGLAND was in Ottawa at air force headquarters as the officer in charge of engine development, an area that included engine installations, propellers, fuel and lubricants. Earmarked by his superiors for higher command and responsibility, he was sent to the Royal Air Force staff college in Britain. Only the best and the brightest were selected for this extremely demanding course, which he attended in 1954 and 1955.
In June of 1956, he was sent to the Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario, to oversee quality control on the famous Iroquois engine, an advanced gas turbine manufactured by Orenda Aerospace for the CF-105 Arrow. It was an exciting 16 months for him, as he monitored the engine's progress and reported back to Royal Canadian Air Force brass on its feasibility. He was convinced that the Iroquois had great capability; unfortunately, the Arrow was cancelled by John Diefenbaker on February 20, 1959.
By that time, Mr. BRIDGLAND was back in Ottawa as director of aircraft engineering, where he was responsible for aircraft-design requirements, specifications, airworthiness and production programs. It was a vital job, since the Royal Canadian Air Force deployed more than 20 types of aircraft, from fighters to trainers to transport aircraft to helicopters.
In 1962, Mr. BRIDGLAND was posted to the Royal Canadian Air Force's No. 1 Air Division in Europe as senior technical staff officer. It was a demanding job that included supervising a staff of 95 officers and airmen, along with responsibility for such technical functions as aeronautical, armament, supply, mobile and construction engineering.
The air division, which had phased out its Korean War-era Sabre jets and its CF-100s, was by then equipped with the new Canadair Starfighter in a nuclear strike-reconnaissance role. After years of dithering by Mr. Diefenbaker, a government led by Lester Pearson had agreed that the supersonic Starfighters would be armed with U.S. nuclear weapons in the event of war.
Working out of the air division's headquarters in Metz, France, Mr. BRIDGLAND had to cope with the unrelenting threat of nuclear war. It was the height of the Cold War - the Berlin Wall and the Cuban missile crisis had made things much worse - and the air division's nine Starfighter squadrons stood in constant readiness.
Mr. BRIDGLAND's son, James, said he could not recall worrying about a war. At the time, he was only 10 and did the things kids his age did: went to school, made a stab at his homework and played with his Friends.
"I don't think any of the kids in Air Division knew that our airplanes were flying with nuclear weapons. I never found that out until the late 1980s," he said. "My general understanding at the time was that [our] role in North Atlantic Treaty Organization was purely reconnaissance. My guess is that [we] suffered from misinformation. That amounts to a rather large cover-up, that parents of several thousand families shielded their children from the reality of why they were really there. In retrospect, I think we are all grateful for it."
He remembers his father as a man who led by example, and who loved a good debate. He was pretty good at teaching his children about all sorts of things, too. "I remember a morning in Ottawa when the family was around the breakfast table, Dad dressed for work in a suit and tie, reading The Globe and Mail and drinking coffee. I must have been 10. I can't imagine what possessed me to ask how airplanes navigate in crosswinds, but I did."
On a paper napkin, Mr. BRIDGLAND quickly drew a triangle of arrows. "The first arrow was the airplane's heading - its speed indicated by the length of the arrow," his son said. "From the head of that, he drew a second arrow showing the wind direction and speed. He then drew an arrow from the base of the first to the head of the second. Pointing to the last he said, 'That is the actual path of the airplane.' It was as concise and clear a lesson in vector physics as you could possibly wish for. He must have been a great instructor at the University of Toronto wind-tunnel lab."
Before retiring in 1971 as a brigadier-general, Mr. BRIDGLAND spent his last four years in uniform in Ottawa as director-general, aerospace systems, responsible for engineering and maintenance. Afterward, he worked for the Department of Transport before retiring for good in 1980. His final years were devoted to golfing, skiing, travelling and spending time with his family.
Edgar Parsons BRIDGLAND was born on August 5, 1917, in Calgary. He died of a stroke in Ottawa on October 18, 2007. He was 90. He leaves his son James, daughters Peggy and Janet, grandchildren Zoe, Michael and Kathryn and great-granddaughters Molly and Norah. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen.

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BRIDGMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
BRIDGMAN, Robin
Robin passed away at home on November 15th, 2007. He was born in Eldoret, Kenya in 1943 and had an idyllic childhood growing up on a coffee farm. In 1961 he went to England to finish his education and to join the British Parachute Regiment. After completing his short service commission he moved to Richmond, British Columbia where he became a commercial pilot. He was hired by Pacific Western Airlines in the fall of 1967 and continued to fly, through various takeovers, until retirement in April 2003. The best years were the "Herc" years when he flew freight all over the world. Robin was enthusiastic in all things, hiking, mountaineering, paddling rivers, sailing "Nandi", playing in Atlin and taking advantage of airline passes to take his family and Friends on adventures all over the world. His greatest gift was that he loved people and he let them know it. In 1994 he came to the Comox Valley to fulfill a dream of farming - and so began "life with tractor!" He loved working on the land, keeping paths open in the forest, drainage ditches flowing freely and keeping the grass cut. He rented out the fields to a real farmer! He is survived by his best Friends; wife Carolyn, son Toby and daughter Jennie. Also his brother Martyn of Richmond and his family and cousins in Cape Town. Robin's wish was that instead of flowers donations may be made to either the Salvation Army or The Red Cross. Please join us for a Celebration of his Life which will be held at 4: 00 p.m. Saturday November 24th, 2007 at The Native Sons Hall on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Bridgman@telus.net

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BRIDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
PAGE, Doctor Orville " Ory" Thomas
Passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2007, at the Summerset Manor, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, after a lifetime devoted to science and the pursuit of Knowledge. He was predeceased by his beloved Norma ELLIS and is survived by a sister Grace BRIDLE, a daughter Karen MARANTZ and a son William PAGE.
Dr. PAGE was born on February 13, 1921 in Burlington, Ontario. After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a coastal pilot and chief test pilot from 1940 to 1945, he went on to university, obtaining a first degree in science at the Ontario Agricultural College (Guelph) of the University of Toronto and then Masters and Doctorate degrees at the Iowa State College in the United States in 1954.
After ten years of research activity Doctor PAGE went on to teach as a professor and to serve as the Associate Dean of Science at the University of New Brunswick. In 1973, he was appointed Deputy Director and Director of Research at the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru, where he directed the research of some 50 PhD level scientists and their research students until his retirement in 1985. As a consultant, Doctor PAGE undertook assignments on behalf of numerous Canadian and foreign development agencies in some 28 countries in the developed and lesser developed world.
Ory supported various scientific endeavors after his retirement ranging from encouraging young people to pursue science as careers, the establishment of a library, the inventory of trees in Summerside and the scientific underpinnings of the Bedeque Bay Environment Association.
Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, until Friday, August 10, 2007, then to the Summerside Baptist Church, for funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Peoples Cemetery, Summerside. Visiting hours Thursday from 7-9 p.m. only. Memorial donations to the Friends of the Summerside Rotary Library would be appreciated. www.moase.ca

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BRIDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-25 published
Prince Edward Island plant pathologist led the world in potato research and breeding
Although unable to stomach spuds himself, he believed that with some laboratory tinkering the humble tuber could be the answer to beating famine in developing countries
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
As a boy, Orville PAGE had a bad experience with a potato. He either choked on one or had an allergic reaction. In any case, he never knowingly ate one again.
Yet he was to become one of the world's leading potato researchers and a strong believer in the introduction and expansion of potato production in developing countries as a means of alleviating hunger. The Ontario-born scientist worked in Peru from 1973 to 1985 as the first director of research and deputy director at the International Potato Center. The centre is a multinational institution devoted to reducing poverty through sustainable development of the potato, sweet potato and other root and tuber crops.
Dr. PAGE, known to Friends and co-workers as Ory, had earlier spent 12 years researching potatoes in Fredericton with Agriculture Canada and the University of New Brunswick. And he continued his potato work after his retirement through assignments with a number of development agencies.
As a young man, he was based in Prince Edward Island, Canada's potato capital, where he served as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He went on to obtain a doctorate in plant pathology, to teach at the Ontario Agriculture College in Guelph and to spend a number of years researching banana diseases for the United Fruit Co. in both Honduras and the United States.
Colleagues at International Potato Center say Doctor PAGE set the centre's overall research policy while letting his staff get on with their individual projects without interference. They remember him as a charming but tough boss, and as a dedicated scientist with a commitment to feeding the world's burgeoning population and a reputation for looking immaculate -- even when inspecting agriculture projects in remote areas of the Third World. In his spare time, he had a passion for sailing and dabbled in studying sparrows, saying he was intrigued by the small birds' ability to adapt to local conditions anywhere in the world.
"Ory laid the groundwork for a highly recognized international potato research program," says Hubert Zandstra, a fellow Canadian who was International Potato Center's director general from 1991 to 2005. One of Doctor PAGE's major contributions, he says, was the development of sanitary measures that allow genetic material from potatoes to be exchanged among researchers around the world and to be made available for breeding in developing countries. Without those procedures, most countries would refuse entry to specimens taken from live potato plants.
Peter VanderZaag, a Canadian potato breeder, says Doctor PAGE's initial priority at the centre was to collect and classify wild and cultivated species of potato and study their properties. His team then had to find ways to transfer disease-resistant genes from plants that grow wild in the Andes to domesticated varieties, a complicated process because of the genetic makeup of potatoes.
Dr. PAGE also helped further the growing of potatoes from the plants' seeds, rather than from pieces of the tuber as had been the normal practice. This is important in Third World countries because it means all the tubers could be used for food, says Dr. VanderZaag, who was once Southeast Asian regional director with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, of which International Potato Center is a member.
Dr. PAGE had a special interest in late blight, the fungal disease that led to one million deaths during the great Irish famine in the mid-1800s, says George Tai, a retired New Brunswick potato researcher. Late blight continues to ravage crops today, and Dr. PAGE worked to find a way to prevent it by building up resistance. Under his guidance, researchers and breeders developed many new potato varieties and introduced them to suitable locations around the world. "To a large extent," says William George BARKER, a retired potato researcher and long-time friend, "the potato presence in the world is largely his doing."
In a 1994 paper published in the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, Dr. PAGE explained that potatoes yield more food energy per hectare than cereals and are especially valuable in developing countries that can grow more than one crop a year. The most critical problem in developing countries is the population explosion, he wrote. But potato production in the Third World is limited by the lack of disease and pest controls and the limited availability of chemical fertilizers.
Orville Thomas PAGE grew up in Burlington, Ontario, and learned carpentry skills from his father, English-born Thomas William PAGE, and used them later in life to design and finish a 12-metre wooden sailboat he called Caesar's Ghost. He passed his woodworking skills on to his son, William, a professional carver who lives in New Brunswick.
Orville's mother, Eunice Grace (née BUSCOMBE,) died when the boy was 3. He and a younger sister Grace (now BRIDLE) were raised by their father's second wife, Scottish-born Isobel REID.
The future scientist was not a stellar student at high school and was happy to sign up with the Royal Canadian Air Force when war broke out, says his daughter, Karen MARANTZ. He joined as a mechanic, but soon quit and re-enlisted to be trained as a pilot. He should have been turned down because he was colour-blind, she says. But he avoided detection by memorizing the correct responses to eye tests. Based at No. 1 General Reconnaissance School in Summerside, he flew low flights over coastal waters looking for enemy submarines. He was also the base's chief test pilot. Wartime flying in Prince Edward Island was so dangerous that 98 young airmen died there, mostly as the result of air crashes. While in the service he courted Norma Isobel ELLIS of Summerside and married her in 1944.
After the war he went to Guelph to earn a bachelor of science at the Ontario Agricultural College (then affiliated with the University of Toronto), followed by a masters and PhD from Iowa State College. From 1954 to 1957, he was an associate professor at Ontario Agricultural College. It was there he met Doctor BARKER, then a fellow member of the botany faculty. The pair went on to work together in both Honduras and Fredericton.
While in Guelph, Doctor BARKER, who had also served in the Canadian military, extolled the virtues of "army underwear" and convinced his friend to buy some with him at a surplus store. The pairs they purchased were too constrictive to wear, but became the basis of a long-running joke.
Once while Doctor PAGE was giving a scientific lecture in the United States, his friend dangled a set of army underwear from the balcony on a string. Doctor PAGE retaliated by having a pilot friend drop a package containing army underwear to Doctor BARKER using a parachute. The underwear passed back and forth on special occasions for half a century. At Doctor PAGE's 50th anniversary party, Doctor BARKER had a pair piped in on a silver tray.
From 1957 to 1959, Doctor PAGE worked in La Lima, Honduras, where he conducted research into banana diseases for the United Fruit Co. He brought along his wife and two young children. Mrs. MARANTZ says her parents flipped a coin to decide whether to go or not. At that time, United Fruit, which operated banana plantations, had near-total control of most Central American economies. He continued as a research officer with the United Fruit Co. in Norwood, Massachusetts., from 1959 until 1961.
The family then moved to Fredericton where Doctor PAGE was a research officer with Agriculture Canada's national potato program until 1964 and then a professor and associate dean of science at the University of New Brunswick until 1973. His work at the potato centre in Lima started as a one-year sabbatical from the university, but he ended up staying until his retirement in 1985. He hired staff and directed the work of some 50 PhD-level scientists and their research students. During his career he published 33 scientific papers and served as president of the Canadian Phytopathological Society.
On his retirement, he moved with his wife to a Summerside house that had been built for her parents. But he continued to work as a consultant with International Potato Center and such agencies as Canadian International Development Agency and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Over the years his work took him to more than 25 countries including China, India, Tanzania and Papua New Guinea.
In Summerside he put his knowledge of sustainable development to use as a volunteer board member with the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association, a non-profit group that focuses on local ecosystem issues. He helped with the establishment of the Prince Edward Island Potato Museum at O'Leary and worked on setting up a local library in a former train station. He also laid out a heritage tree walking tour that highlighted species imported from Europe by pioneers or from points abroad by early seafarers. That project won him the nickname Tree Man of Summerside.
In recent years, he began writing poetry, with environmental issues as one of his most common themes. He continued to keep up with developments in science until he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Orville Thomas PAGE was born in Burlington, Ontario, on February 13, 1921. He died of pulmonary arrest on August 4, 2007, in Summerside. He was 86. His wife, Norma Isobel (née Ellis), died in 2006. He leaves his daughter, Karen Marantz, his son, William PAGE, and his sister, Grace Bridle.

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BRIEDIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
KALNINS, Edvins " Ed," P.Eng. (August 18, 1939-January 6, 2007)
Vice President, Construction Miller Paving Limited
Died peacefully in the Critical Care Unit at the Sunnybrook Health Centre in Toronto surrounded by his loving family. He was with his beloved wife of 20 years, Daina, his sister Inta BRIEDIS, and his children, Arnis, Zinta and Gustavs. He was the son of the late Peteris KALNINS (1986) and Elvira KALNINS. He will be missed by many, but especially by his grandchildren, Kiana, Eriks, Tayah and Aleksia. Ed was born in Valmiera, Latvia. His family left the country to flee communism on Ed's 5th birthday, August 18th, 1944. They lived in Flensburg, Germany until they immigrated to Canada in 1950 aboard the S.S. Samaria. He spent his first year in Pembroke, Ontario after which time his family moved to Toronto. In Toronto he attended Park Public School, Jarvis Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto, where he graduated Civil Engineering in the class of 7T0. Ed's construction career began with Pitts Engineering Construction Limited building the Gardiner Expressway. He liked to refer to himself and his colleagues as being the 'Dangermen Working Above.' In 1970 his career led him to St. Catharines where he worked on the Welland Canal and Thorold Tunnel. In 1972 he assumed responsibilities as Project Engineer for the construction of the Arnprior Generating Station. Later he was promoted to Project Manager. The Arnprior Generating Station was completed late in 1976. In December of 1976 Ed and his family moved back to Toronto and settled in Scarborough. Ed joined Miller Paving Limited in 1982 and his career took him through various sectors of the organization. In February 1993, Ed became Vice President, Civil Works and was responsible for the procurement and fulfillment of work in the Civil Engineering Sector of the Company. In March of 1998, Ed was contracted by MRDC to be the Construction Manager on the Fredericton to Moncton Highway project with responsibilities of overseeing all construction work on the site. On Ed's return from New Brunswick he was appointed Vice President Northern Operations. During this time he spent many months at Dryden, New Liskeard and most recently was responsible for the Smiths operation at Arnprior. Ed found rewarding his long time involvement with the Latvian Boy Scouts and various other Latvian community projects and activities. In 1955 he attended the 8th World Scout Jamboree in Niagara-on-the-Lake. He held various leadership positions in the Latvian Scouting Movement and in the Boy Scouts of Canada. Ed was in the first graduating class of the Latvian Heritage High School (TLTA) in 1954. He served as a sitting member of the Board of Directors of both the St. Andrew's Ev. Luth. Church Latvian Congregation and the Saint_John's Ev. Luth. Latvian Church of Toronto. Both congregations have summer recreational properties and Ed was always forthcoming in lending a hand as well as his construction expertise. Ed mostly enjoyed his weekends at his cottage in Haliburton with his family. Visitation: Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel 467 Sherbourne Street (immediately south of Wellesley) Toronto, Ontario 416-924-1408 Wednesday, January 10th 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral: St. Andrew's Ev. Luth. Church Latvian Congregation 383 Jarvis Street (corner of Jarvis and Carlton) Toronto, Ontario 416-924-1563 Thursday, January 11th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to a bursary fund in memory of Ed KALNINS to be administered by the V. Vitols Fund in Riga, Latvia. Cheques made payable to Latvian Relief and Development Fund. Bursary will be given to Scouts who come from underprivileged families and otherwise may not have an opportunity to attain a higher education. Please send donations c/o Inta BRIEDIS, 605-452 Scarborough Golf Club Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1G 1H1.

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BRIEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
FANSHER, John
A resident of R.R.#2 Thamesville, passed away peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus, on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the age of 81. Born in Euphemia Twp., son of the late Burt and Meda (WALKER) FANSHER. Beloved husband of the late Louise (CRAIG) FANSHER (1988.) Loving father of Lynn (David) ANNETT and Luann (Wayne) GUY and the late Craig FANSHER (1983.) Loving grandpa of Craig, Scott, and Beth ANNETT, Brad, Mari-Lynn and Julie GUY. John will be greatly missed by sisters Mary Louise (late Virgil) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Lucy Ann (Harry) BRIEN and his twin brother Fred (Helen) FANSHER. The Fansher family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Derek PARRY of the Thamesville United Church officiating. Interment Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations if desired may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Fansher Cemetery or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. "A tree will be planted in memory of John FANSHER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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BRIEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-04 published
SAVIGNY, Corona Edna (née HANBIDGE)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre with family at her bedside and under the compassionate care of the staff of 4th floor Hutchison. The first of two children to George and Hazel HANBIDGE (née DAWSON,) she was born on April 29, 1920 in the farming community of Stewart Hall in Otonabee Township where she resided throughout her life. She attended the Ontario Teachers' College, graduating in 1940 as class valedictorian. She taught at public elementary schools in Bobcaygeon, Peterborough and Otonabee Township for most of the years 1944 through 1982, spending the majority of her career at Woodview Public School. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Lavergne SAVIGNY, Corona is survived by her daughter Sandra Lynne BOUCHER and her husband Doctor George BOUCHER of Midland, Ontario, and their two sons, Matthew BOUCHER and his wife Doctor Susan BRIEN of Calgary, and Andrew BOUCHER of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and, by her son Doctor Kenneth Wayne SAVIGNY and his wife Margaret SAVIGNY (née OWENS) of Richmond, British Columbia, and their three daughters, Meghan SAVIGNY and her husband David EBY of Vancouver, Gillian SAVIGNY of Montreal, and Allison SAVIGNY also of Vancouver. She is remembered lovingly by nieces, a nephew, cousins, extended family members, the communities of Stewart Hall and St. Matthew's United Church, as well as innumerable former students she both challenged and inspired. The family wants to give special thanks to Corona's caregivers for the past several years, particularly Amanda, Julia and Jeff who did so much to honour her wish to stay at home and live independently. Family, Friends and former students are invited to visit Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough on Wednesday evening, July 4 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be celebrated at St. Matthew's United Church, Wallace Point Road, Peterborough on Thursday, July 5 at 1 p.m. Interment at Little Lake Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Children's Library Book Fund at St. Matthew's United Church.

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BRIERE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-01 published
LYND, Patricia (née MEEHAN)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at the York Central Hospital on Saturday September 29, 2007 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Ben for 53 years. Loving mother of Kathleen and her husband Willem JANSEN and Megan and her husband Serge BRIERE. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her nieces Pat, Suzanne, Mary-Catherine and Laura and nephews Bob, Tom, Laurie, Peter, Malcolm and sister-in-law Jane. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Interment Newmarket Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ontario Humane Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, (905) 727-5421.

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BRIGANTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
GIBSON, Dorothy Marie (née ANGLE)
Peacefully, on July 15th, with loved ones by her bedside, following a brief illness, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Edgar H. GIBSON. Loving mother of Robert (Brooke) GIBSON of Wakefield, Quebec, Carolyn GIBSON of Toronto, and Gary (Joanne) GIBSON of St. Lazare, Quebec. Sister of the late Pauline BRYERS, the late Mildred MILLAR, Ruth NOTT, Jessie WERNER, and Phyllis BRIGANTI. Dear grandmother of Sarah, Bethany and Peter and great-grandmother of Odessa, Livia, Miriam, Felix and Malin. Dorothy will be remembered as a sociable and elegant lady, and will be missed especially by those who knew and appreciated her indomitable spirit and her enjoyment of life which remained with her till the end. As Dorothy wished, there will be no funeral. A gathering for family and Friends will be arranged at a later date to remember Dorothy and celebrate her life.

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BRIGDEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-25 published
HEARN, Archie Albert (née BRIGDEN)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Monday July 23, 2007. Archie HEARN of Southampton in his 81st year. Beloved husband, for 53 years, of Anne HEARN (née BRIGDEN) of Southampton. Loving father of Stephen and his wife Shirley of Southampton. Proud Poppa of Tyler. Dear brother of Rosalie PORTER and Russell and his wife Betty, both of Southampton. Also survived by his sisters-in-law, Florence HEARN and Carolyn BRIGDEN, both of Southampton and by his brother-in-law Ken BRIGDEN and his wife Mavis of Toronto. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and Friends of the community. Predeceased by his parents, Archie and Rose HEARN, by his son Greg, his brothers, Edwin and Kelly and by his sisters, Anne and Rita. At Archie's request there will be no visitation. Cremation. A Time to Share and Tell Stories about the Life of Archie HEARN will be held at the Southampton Legion Branch #155, Southampton on Friday July 27, 2007 from 2-5 p.m. Private Interment of his ashes along with his son Greg's ashes, Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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BRIGDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
BEARD, Ann Marie (formerly DAY, née HUGHES)
Loving wife of John BEARD, passed away peacefully on the morning of June 15, 2007. Former wife of W. Morrison DAY and a long-time resident of Collingwood, she is survived by a large and loving family: her daughter Sarah DAY, son-in-law David GILLIES and granddaughters Emily and Erin; stepson Terry DAY (and Linda,) grandchildren Martha BRIGDEN (and Mike,) Scott DAY (and Lisa,) Heather KIRK (and Emile;) stepdaughter Christie DAY (and Robert HYLAND;) stepson Ian DAY and grandchildren Riley, Ivory and Sierra and great-grandchildren Noah, Avery, Riley, Dylan, Charlotte, Haley and Kendra. Ann Marie was an active member of the All Saints Anglican Church, and a generous supporter of the World Wildlife Foundation and the First Nations Peoples of Canada. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Service to be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood, on Wednesday, June 20, 11: 00 a.m. Visitation from 10: 00 a.m. at All Saints. Friends may leave condolences by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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BRIGDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-10 published
BRIGDEN, George William, Q.C.
It is with great regret that we announce the death of George W. BRIGDEN, Q.C. at the age of 78 after a brief illness on October 31, 2007. A private service was held November 2nd. George leaves behind his son Sim (Nancy) step-grandchildren David and Lindsay and grand_son Austin, son Matthew (Susan) and grand_son Scott and son Nels (Marceline) and grandchildren Kimberly, Victoria, Trevor and Hanna. On Saturday, November 24th, 2007, please join George's Friends and family for a celebration of his life at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please support www.prostatecancer.ca

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