CONOVER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
CONOVER, Doctor Shirley A.M. (née MacMILLAN)
Born on July 9, 1929 in Brantford, Ontario to Hazel and Carter MacMILLAN, passed away on January 8, 2007 in Cobourg, Ontario. Shirley is survived by her husband Robert James CONOVER, her children Roanne (Gordon), Pieter, Sydne (William) and Raonull (Anne), and her grandchildren Owen, Erryl and Jenna. Shirley was a wonderful wife and mother and she will be greatly missed by her family. She was educated at Oberlin, Yale and Dalhousie Universities earning her PhD in marine zoology. Shirley had a distinguished scientific career making significant contribution to the field of environmental assessment and management in Canada and internationally. In the 1970's and early 80's as an employee of MacLaren Marex and later Maritime Testing, Shirley led teams that undertook environmental impact assessments for the Davis Strait, Sable Island and Hibernia oil fields. In the late 80's and early 90's she was the director of two Canadian International Development Agency international development projects through Dalhousie University: Environmental Management Development in Indonesia and the Environment and Resource Management Project in the Philippines. The projects supported government and academic infrastructure development and provided baseline ecological information for these two countries that is widely relied on. The projects were also a fertile training ground for many distinguished professionals in Canada, Indonesia and the Philippines. In 1990 Shirley was appointed to Chair the Environmental Assessment Panel for the Halifax Harbour Clean-up Project by then federal Minister of the Environment Jean Charest and provincial Minister of the Environment John Leafe. The Panel completed its work and delivered its report in 1993. Shirley was a member of the Canadian Environmental Advisory Council to federal ministers of the environment for 8 years, was nominated and served as Secretary to the International Association for Impact Assessment, and in 2002 was awarded the Rose Hulman Award for her contributions to environmental assessment in The Hague, Netherlands. A visitation (1 p.m.) and memorial service (2 p.m.) for Shirley will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, Ontario. Friends and colleagues are welcome. Donations in Shirley's name can be made to the World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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CONRON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-06 published
LIBBY, John “Jack&rdquo
Of Lions head passed away peacefully at Golden Dawn Nursing Home on Sunday, June 3, 2007 in his 88th year. Cherished father of Barbara (Randle) BROWN of Lion's head and special friend and grandfather of Matthew BROWN of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his sister Georgina (Doug) SHURGOLD of St. Catharines and sister-in-law Mary Jane LIBBY of Toronto. John spent many hours playing cards and Jim PETERMAN has lost a true friend and opponent. John was predeceased by his wife Ruth, parents Katie (DUKE) and Clarence LIBBY, his brother Al LIBBY and his sisters Grace LIBBY, Lillian OLDS and Geraldine CONRON. Cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service at Eastnor Cemetery, Lion's head on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Golden Dawn Nursing Home 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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CONRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
LIBBY, John " Jack"
Of Lions head passed away peacefully at Golden Dawn Nursing Home on Sunday, June 3, 2007 in his 88th year. Cherished father of Barbara (RANDLE) BROWN of Toronto and special friend and grandfather of Matthew BROWN of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his sister Georgina (Doug) SHURGOLD of St. Catharines and sister-in-law Mary Jane LIBBY of Toronto. John spent many hours playing cards and many have lost a true friend and opponent. John was predeceased by his wife Ruth, parents Katie (DUKE) and Clarence LIBBY, his brother Al LIBBY and his sisters Grace LIBBY, Lillian OLDS and Geraldine CONRON. Cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service at Eastnor Cemetery, Lion's head on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Golden Dawn Nursing Home 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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CONSENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
FUCHS, Doctor Helmuth (1929-2007)
It is with great sadness that the family of Helmuth FUCHS announces his passing on August 27, 2007 after a long illness. Helmuth died peacefully in Wiarton, Ontario with his wife Mercedes Chacin de FUCHS at his side. He will be sorely missed by his sons Christian and Mathias, his adopted sons and daughters Mariano CONSENS, Chris PRODANOS, Veronica TRUJILLO and Flavia CONSENS, his grandchildren Marie-Andrea, Sebastien, Alex, Clemmy, Nicole, Micaela, Marina and Nicolas, his sister Gerda (Bauer) and brother Hans Peter and also by his innumerable Friends and colleagues in every corner of the world. Helmuth is predeceased by his parents Margerette (POSS) and Johann and his siter Rose-Marie. Helmuth was born in Vienna, Austria on February 6, 1929. A man of many talents, he became a renowned and distinguished ethnologist, museum professional and educator. In 1956 he received his PhD in Ethnology and Archaeology from the University of Vienna, with a focus on indigenous cultures of Latin America. One year later, in 1957, the President of Austria presented him with that country's most prestigious scholarly award, the Theodor Korner Prize. Soon after, he became Curator of Ethnology in the Museum of Natural Science in Caracus, Venezuela and served as that institution's Chief of the Ethnology and Archaeology Departments from 1962 to 1967. During his last three years in Caracus, he dedicated half of his time to serving as visiting professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In 1967 Helmuth was asked to join the staff of the Royal Ontario Museum as Curator in the Ethnology Department. Here he continued his valuable field research on Indian tribes of northern South America, contributing greatly to the collection of artifacts and publications of the Royal Ontario Museum. From 1975 to 1980 he served as Curator-in-Charge of the Ethnology Department with tremendous energy and dedication. In the period that followed, up to his retirement from the museum in 1994, Helmuth FUCHS acted as a guest professor in some ten universities in Mexico, Peru, Germany, Austria, Canada and U.S.A. He served on important committees, including two terms on the Executive Board of the United Nations (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) International Committee on Ethnology Museums. After his retirement he continued his museum work with Canadian Executive Service Overseas donating his considerable skills, experience and knowledge to various institutions and agencies throughout the world. Helmuth passed his last years at his beloved retreat at Colpoy's Bay. He took great pleasure tending his garden and feeding the birds that found their way to his sanctuary; he found peace in listening to their songs and to the sounds of the water nearby. He loved to behold the fabulous view from his special lookout spot at the kitchen table. And, perhaps most of all, he treasured the time he was able to spend with all of his grandchildren - just as they delighted in their time with him. In addition to his prodigious professional achievements, Helmuth was also a man of rare musical sensitivity and talent; had he not chosen the career that he did, he might well have become an accomplished concert pianist. He always shared his love of music with those around him and entertained and delighted us all with his magnificent performances and shared with us his collection of musical instruments and music from all over the world. The family wishes to express special thanks to Doctor Jean MARMOREO and Doctor Maia NOSENKIS and to the staff of the Wiarton Hospital, as well as the staff at CarePartners and Community Care Access Centre. The family also expresses their special gratitude to Doctor Eric BARKER who attended Helmuth with utmost compassion and dedication not only during the last eight months but during the last moments of his life. We owe you all a debt of gratitude for the care and comfort you gave to him. In accordance with Helmuth's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral home visitation or service. There will be a memorial gathering at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton, Ontario. Donations made to the Wiarton Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com or Friends_Of_Helmuth_Fuchs@comcast.net

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CONSIDINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
King of the keys made jazz a pleasure
His critics said he lacked imagination and relied too heavily on technical skill. But Oscar PETERSON always knew how to have fun
By J.D. CONSIDINE, Page R1
He made it all seem so easy.
When Oscar PETERSON soloed, the notes flowed like water from a fountain. It hardly mattered whether PETERSON, who died Sunday at the age of 82 at his home in Mississauga, was playing solo piano, with a small combo, or a big band; he was perennially, preternaturally capable, playing as if he could barely keep the ideas inside him.
Yet no matter how ferociously the notes flowed forth, his solos bore such a strong sense of swing that audiences bobbed happily in their wake, heads swaying gently with the rhythm. Nor did his body betray any sense of exertion, except to the extent that he was very obviously enjoying himself.
Watching PETERSON at the keyboard was a bit like watching a duck on a pond - his fingers may have been skittering furiously across the keys, but the rest of him seemed to float effortlessly. It was the sort of display that made jazz piano appear not only fun but almost as easy as singing, something PETERSON also did, shadowing his solos with gruff, breathless scat singing.
In truth, playing piano like PETERSON wasn't easy. In fact, it was damned near impossible. Like the great Art Tatum before him, PETERSON was prodigiously gifted, possessed of virtuosity beyond anything normally found in jazz. As guitarist (and frequent collaborator) Herb Ellis put it, "most piano players end where [ PETERSON] starts," an observation that goes a long way toward explaining why there has been a notable lack of PETERSON clones in the jazz world.
He had acolytes, most notably Oliver Jones, who grew up in the same Montreal neighbourhood and studied piano with PETERSON's sister Daisy. But for the most part, pianists found it easier to admire PETERSON than to imitate him.
Count Basie, who recorded a string of duet albums in the 1970s with PETERSON, said he "plays the best ivory box I've ever heard," while Duke Ellington, no slouch himself, referred to his Canadian comrade as a "Maharajah of the keyboard." Herbie Hancock moved from classical piano to jazz after being inspired by the "precision" of PETERSON's playing, while Diana Krall credits PETERSON as the reason she does what she does. "In my high school yearbook it says that my goal is to become a jazz pianist like Oscar PETERSON," she told the Los Angeles Times.
Somehow, though, PETERSON's reputation as a giant among jazz pianists didn't quite translate to an equally towering reputation among jazz critics. Typical was English critic Max Harrison, who in 1960 sniffed that PETERSON "appears to be concerned mainly with playing the piano and only incidentally with making music."
Variations on that theme - critics casting PETERSON as soulless technician, a piano automaton - would recur throughout his career. To some extent, he was a victim of fashion, as the most celebrated pianists of the mid-1950s and '60s were players whose ideas were considerably stronger than their technique: Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea. Even those whose playing flirted with virtuosity, such as Keith Jarrett or Cecil Taylor, seldom dazzled as PETERSON did.
In short, PETERSON had the misfortune of being a musical moderate at a time when all the big noise was being made by radicals and rebels.
He came by his chops and his adoration of melody honestly. As a child, PETERSON studied piano with Paul de Marky, a student of Franz Liszt; as a young jazz musician, he was hailed as "the Brown Bomber of Boogie-Woogie," likening his two-fisted technique to that of boxer Joe Louis. But with both Liszt and boogie-woogie, PETERSON built his sound and style on music that had plenty of room for dazzle and melody, but relatively little interest in the sort of harmonic innovation Monk and Evans championed.
In the 1930s and 1940s, such an approach made sense, and when PETERSON was discovered by producer/entrepreneur Norman Granz (who convinced the young pianist to move away from boogie and toward bebop), he clearly had the makings of a star. Granz introduced the young Canadian to American audiences in 1949, with a cameo appearance at a Carnegie Hall Jazz at the Philharmonic show. Listening to the recording today, you can almost hear the jaws drop as PETERSON, on the tune Fine and Dandy, balances a fluid, boppish line in the right hand with surging, Basie-like accents in the left. It was definitely the sound of a star being born.
Granz, who quickly signed PETERSON to his Verve imprint, was a good shepherd to the young Canadian, pointing him toward sympathetic sidemen - most notably bassist Ray Brown, guitarist Herb Ellis, and drummer Ed Thigpen - and letting his creativity flower. Being as versatile as he was gifted, PETERSON was a natural for Granz's JATP shows, where he shone both on his own and while accompanying everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Stan Getz.
But Granz also helped PETERSON play to less obvious strengths, from big band dates like 1959's Swinging Brass with the Oscar Peterson Trio that stressed his big sound and nearly vocal approach to melody, to groove-oriented albums such as the 1962 release Night Train, which found the pianist taking a pared-down approach to the same blues James Brown had on the charts that year.
PETERSON's relentless creativity and near-encyclopedic knowledge of standards (both pop and classical) made it easy for him to take on new recording projects, and it's likely that his prolific output - he released nine albums in 1959 alone - contributed to the notion that his playing tended to repetition. From there, it was easy enough to leap to the sneering conclusion that, as critic Martin Williams put it, " PETERSON's melodic vocabulary is a stockpile of clichés, that he seems to know every stock riff and lick in the history of jazz."
That's not quite fair, though. True enough, PETERSON liked to pepper his solos with musical quotes, but he was hardly alone in that; indeed, well-placed quotes were considered among the hallmarks of saxophonist Dexter Gordon's mid-1970s comeback. What Williams and the others missed amidst the impossibly fast runs and thuddingly obvious melodic allusions was that PETERSON was, above all, a master of subtlety, someone whose greatest moments were harmonic ploys or melodic twists that only those who knew the tunes inside and out would notice.
Not surprisingly, this aspect of his playing came increasingly to the fore as he got older. His albums with Basie are a case in point. At first glance, the two seem little more than a Mutt and Jeff act, with tall, musically garrulous PETERSON appearing utterly at odds with the short, taciturn Basie. But the music they made together was playful, witty and wonderfully simpatico, as notable for what wasn't played as for what was.
Above all, the albums with Basie were an absolute gas, and that was perhaps the most striking characteristic of PETERSON's approach to piano. He didn't play like he wanted to change the world, or make the audience see things through the prism of his personal vision; he played like he wanted everyone else to have as much fun as he was having.
It may not have been the most profound reason to play jazz, but it was a damn good reason to listen.

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CONSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-18 published
Death of elderly Scarborough couple suspected murder-suicide
By Jessica RAFUSE, Page A12
The death of an elderly couple marks the city's second suspected murder-suicide in less than a month, sparking concerns about the issues geriatric caregivers face when they are ill themselves.
A woman visiting her parents' Scarborough home late Tuesday evening discovered the body of her 81-year-old mother in a bedroom. She had a gunshot wound to the head. Police later found her 83-year-old father in a car in the garage, also shot in the head.
Neighbours say the elderly woman had cancer, while her husband, who had been her primary support and caregiver, was recently hospitalized for heart complications.
"I guess he just couldn't cope any more," said neighbour Ramon SMITH, who is 75 and takes care of his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
The scene in Scarborough was eerily familiar for Toronto police, who just last month found the bodies of Percy STEIN, 66, and his mother Sarah GRUPSTEIN, 84, in a condominium downtown, in what is also believed to be a "mercy killing."
Rather than succumb to the stomach cancer Mr. STEIN was battling and leave his wheelchair-bound mother to be sent to a nursing home, he decided to end their lives himself. He shot her before killing himself on the bed beside her. He left a note.
Benoit MULSANT, clinical director of geriatric mental health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, said these cases highlight an important type of murder-suicide in which an individual who is taking care of an older person, usually debilitated and dependent, comes to the "distorted conclusion" that they are both better off dead.
"When looked at, it first appears to be humane," said Doctor MULSANT. "But the person who is killed is not consulted and not able to express his or her opinion."
While murder-suicides are rare, depression and feelings of hopelessness are not a natural part of aging and need to be treated, Doctor MULSANT said.
"People expect older people to be miserable, so this makes it acceptable. But, wrongly so."
The uncertainty of what lies ahead, loss of companionship and the shifts in roles and responsibilities are some of the major challenges elder caregivers deal with, said Arlene CONSKY, a social worker for Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
The difficulties with coping and adjusting to these changes can be a source of depression, especially when caregivers are battling illnesses of their own, and have negative consequences on their behaviour and frame of mind if left untreated.
Dr. MULSANT advises people to pay serious attention when individuals make negative comments about their life, have sleeping problems, are experiencing weight loss or lose passion and interest in their usual activities.
It's important to watch for these symptoms because many elderly patients who suffer from them won't necessarily bring them up, often due to the stigma surrounding mental illness and old age.
Dr. MULSANT also reminds people that if they're concerned about someone, they shouldn't be afraid to ask them if they are thinking about death or want to die for fear they're planting ideas in their head.
"Many people are relieved that someone cares," Doctor MULSANT said. "Many people who are suicidal will tell you the truth and are happy that you want to help."
Accessing support and services that assist caregivers is one of the most important steps to reducing rates of depression, said Ms. CONSKY.
"Knowing they're not alone and not the only ones has a way of transforming the way they're coping from a victim to an empowered person," she said.

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CONSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-17 published
CONSKY, Louis (October 19, 1917 to December 16, 2007)
It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Lou in his 90th year at Providence Healthcare in Toronto. He is survived by his wife Molly of 66 years, sister Clara CAPPE, brother Sam CONSKY, his children Stanley and Louise CONSKY, Lynda and Martin STOLLER and Allan CONSKY, his grandchildren Andrew, Cherie, Benjamin, Sarah and Karen and 5 great-grandchildren. Lou was an accomplished businessman, skilled investor and pioneer in the motion picture theatre business. He founded the Molou Theatre in Haliburton in 1941 at a time when movies brought big city life to small towns. He was passionate about running the Haliburton theatre and never retired, working daily up until his sudden illness in July. A special thank you to Doctor Bob HAYES and the Haliburton Hospital, and Providence Healthcare in Toronto for their dedicated care. Service Tuesday, December 18, 1: 30 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louis Consky Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto M6A 2C3 Phone 416-780-0324 or at www.benjamins.ca

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CONSTABLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-11 published
VENNEWITZ, Leila (formerly MELCHERS, née CROOT)
Died in Vancouver, British Columbia on August 8, 2007. Born in Hampshire, England, in 1912, only daughter of Horace and Winifred CROOT (née DAW) of Barnstaple, North Devon. Predeceased by her beloved husband William VENNEWITZ, who died in 1997 after a marriage of 56 years. Also predeceased by her only brother, Sir John CROOT, as well as her first husband, Hans MELCHERS. Leila is survived by one daughter, Carla REED; three granddaughters: Julia REED, Dr. Jennifer and Gordon MacPHERSON, and Jill and Scott CONSTABLE also by three great-grandchildren, Alison and Owen MacPHERSON and Lucas CONSTABLE. Instead of flowers, charitable donations would be welcomed. Memorial service will be held privately.

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CONSTANCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
LEVICK, Richard " Dick" (1925-2007)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. He was Beloved husband of May CONSTANCE for 56 years. Much loved father of son Richard and daughter-in-law Ruth MacLEOD, and son John and partner Fern PARE. Loving grandfather of Claire. Survived by step-brother, Erick LEVICK of Webster, New York.
Predeceased by sister, Jean HARDY of Carmel, California and parents, Richard and Hazel LEVICK of Ottawa.
Born in Ottawa, Dick was a proud graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College, Class of 1948. Known for his amusing poems and willingness to sing jazz classics and show tunes, he will be sorely missed by his many Friends, former colleagues and fellow "Aggies".
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. A private family interment will follow at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com.

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CONSTANTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
MONCEL, Lt-General Robert William, OC, OBE, DSO, CD, Légion D'honneur, Croix de Guerre Avec Palme, LLD
At Veterans Memorial Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on December 10, 2007, in his 91st year, Lt.-General MONCEL, OC, OBE, DSO, CD, Légion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre avec Palme, LLD, Canadian Army (retired;) survived by his son-in-law, George CONSTANTIS, grandchildren Aliki and Constantine, many nieces and nephews and their families. General MONCEL was predeceased by his parents René Edouard and Edith (BRADY) MONCEL, his wife of many years Nancy Allison BELL ('Billie',) daughter Renée, and sisters Marguerite and Renée. He was educated at Selwyn House, Montreal, Québec, Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, Québec, and McGill University. General Moncel joined the Militia (Victoria Rifles) in 1937, and when World War 2 broke out he went overseas in 1939 with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division as a platoon commander in the Royal Canadian Regiment. In June 1940, he with his platoon were among a very small group of Canadians who actually landed in France before the expedition to reinforce the allies. It was aborted due to the collapse of resistance to the German onslaught. On his own initiative, he was able to get his platoon back to the United Kingdom. He attended the Staff College in the United Kingdom and subsequently held various command and staff appointments, including GSO3 and Brigade Major (BM) with the First Canadian Army Tank Brigade, GSO1 Operations with Headquarters 2 Canadian Corps. In August 1943 he was promoted Lt. Col. to command the 18th Armoured Car Regiment (Manitoba Dragoons), and in August 1944 he became Canada's youngest World War 2 General Officer, in the rank of Brigadier, when he assumed command of the 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade in Normandy, which he continued to Command until VE Day in Germany. General MONCEL was invested as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services with Headquarters 2nd Canadian Corps, the Distinguished Service Order for personal gallantry and leadership in the Hochwald fighting in Germany. His citation for the latter notes 'the gallant bearing of this officer and the complete disregard for his own personal safety, were an inspiration to all troops under his command and the successful outcome of the attack was in great measure due to his vigorous leadership.' He was Mentioned in Dispatches for his valour in the Battle of Falaise and the French Government made him a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour with the award of the Croix de Guerre avec Palme. Postwar, General Moncel continued his military career at Army Headquarters in Ottawa and became the first Director of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps following which he was appointed Director of Military Training. He served as the Army member of the Canadian joint staff in London as a Brigadier, and the joint secretary observed that when the Chairman wished opinion on matters of substance, the other members invariably wanted to know 'What does Bob Moncel think'? MONCEL served as Deputy Chief of General Staff at Army Headquarters in Ottawa after which he was appointed Senior Canadian Military Officer to the Canadian Delegation on the International Control Commission in Indochina and the acting Canadian Commissioner of the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam. He returned to Canada to Command 3 Canadian Infantry Brigade in New Brunswick. Subsequently, in the rank of Major-General, he became the Quarter Master General of the Canadian Army in Ottawa and, later, the General Officer Commanding Eastern Command in Halifax. On promotion to Lieutenant-General he became the first Comptroller-General of the Canadian Armed Forces and later appointed Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff. General MONCEL retired from the military in 1966, and in 1967 he was appointed Coordinator for Visiting Heads of State to Canada, specifically for Expo '67. He was awarded the Canadian Medal, and was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1968 he retired to Nova Scotia with his wife and settled in the Bell family property. He continued to contribute to the community in many ways. When asked to assist a small hospital in Lunenburg that was having difficulties, he was elected Chairman of the Board and with his characteristic skills very quickly had the organization running efficiently, solvent and happy. He served on the Board of Regents, Mount Allison University, and as a Director of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre. General Bob MONCEL was a man of wide-ranging interests, with a particular interest in the arts, both as a collector and a painter. One of his works was exhibited in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in London. He was an enthusiastic sportsman, a member of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, the Rideau Club, and the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club. He spent his retirement years enjoying his favourite pursuits: painting, playing organ and flute, sailing in his boats, overseeing the care of the gardens and orchards on the estate, and daily long walks with his dogs. He was a true renaissance man. And yet, for all his talents, General MONCEL was forever a very modest and private person. Funeral services for General MONCEL will take place on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Stadacona Chapel, Canadian Forces Base Halifax, Gottingen Street entrance.

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CONSTANTOPOULOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-10 published
CONSTANTOPOULOS, Nicolas " Mr. Nick"
After a courageous fight, Nicolas peacefully passed away on November 9, 2007 at York Central Hospital. Beloved husband to Patricia for 37 years. Loving father of Olga and Dean (Michelle). Cherished grandfather of Patricia, Nicolas and Michael. He will be sadly missed by his siblings George, Gina, Stacy, Angie and their spouses. Fondly remembered by his many nephews, nieces, extended family and Friends. The consummate provider, it is hard work and family which highlight Nicolas' life accomplishments. Born in Greece in 1935, immigrating to Toronto in 1952 with nothing more than hope, he built a legacy which carries his name. While many interests occupied his time after "retirement", it was truly the role of adoring Papou that carried him through the hardest moments of illness. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th from 6: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will take place in St. Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church, 11359 Warden Avenue (North of Elgin Mills Road) on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated.
We'll miss you, Mr. Nick.

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CONTOIS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-09-21 published
SHEEHAN, Lois Adele (née FRASER)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday September 15, 2007 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in her 76th year. Lois, beloved wife of the late Francis SHEEHAN. Dear mother of Sharri and her husband Earl CONTOIS of Collingwood. Cherished grandmother of Jason and his wife Marie DAWSON, Darren CONTOIS and his partner Melanie, Mark CONTOIS and his partner Kandas as well as her great-grand_son Evan DAWSON. Loving sister of Frederick of Hamilton and Sadie of Orillia. Predeceased by brothers Edward and Earl, sisters Ellen and Bernice and parents Alexander and Gertrude FRASER. Visitation was held on Monday September 17, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 in the evening at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A funeral service took place in the chapel on Tuesday September 18, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Saint_John's Cemetery in Waubaushene. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Canadian Cancer Society in Mrs. SHEEHAN's memory. Friends are invited to view Lois's on-line memorial book by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
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CONVERY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-07 published
GIFFIN, F. Orville
Went to be with his Lord at Lee Manor on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Gladys GIFFIN (2006.) Beloved father of Ina (Howard) BENTLEY, Owen Sound, Daryl (Debbie) GIFFIN, Barrie, Valerie (Wolfgang) SCHMUDE, St. Catharines. Dear grandfather of Scott and Jeremy BENTLEY, Seann and Kyle GIFFIN, Bryanna McMANUS, Aaron and Andrew SALIBA and great-grandfather of Zoya GIFFIN. Survived by his sisters Ilene ENOS, Olive ENOS and Ruby CONVERY. Predeceased by his granddaughter Taryn GIFFIN. Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek on Sunday, September 9th from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, September 10th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family

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CONWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-11 published
DARCH, Mervin " Wayne"
Formerly of Heyden, passed away peacefully in Labrador City on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the age of 51 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Husband and best friend of Dianne for 29 years. Loved father of Andrew, Aaron and Jake. Dear son of Beth PEARCE and the late Merv DARCH. Son-in-law of Kathryn McCLINTOCK (late Harry.) Beloved brother of Allan (Elizabeth ELLIOT/ELLIOTT), Debbie CONWAY (Neil RUSTON), Danny (Audrey), Lois MOLLARI (Mark,) Lise McGONEGAL and the late Dougie. Brother-in-law to Heather TAILOR/TAYLOR (James), Sam McCLINTOCK (Rachel PERRAULT). Remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 705-759-2522) on Saturday, January 13, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. Funeral service from Northland Bible Chapel (34 Highway 552 West, Goulais River) on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. Pastor Stephen CLOCK officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel, Labrador City. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital, Oncology Unit, Labrador City would be appreciated by the family. www.arthurfuneralhome.com Heartfelt thanks to the caring and compassionate nursing staff and doctors at C.W.J.; the nursing staff and doctors at the Toronto General Hospital and to all who reached out in love not named, many thanks.

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CONWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
SPENCER, Philip Edwin, Cdr. Royal Navy (Retd), P.Eng., M.I.Mech.E.
Peacefully June 15, 2007, Toronto, Canada. Born March 27, 1921, Portsmouth, England, only son of Ethel Madeline and Norman Leslie. Portsmouth Grammar School, Royal Naval College, Greenwich and Keyham. Served H.M.S. Penelope, Ansen, Duke of York, Centaur, Constance (Oak Leaves). Subsequently, Alcan (Jamaica), de Havilland (Toronto), Commercial Marine Service (Montreal); YARD UK (Montreal), Department of Defence (Ottawa, Halifax).
Predeceased 1982 by beloved wife Mary (née CONWAY,) he leaves daughters Lesley (Toronto) and Myra (Mrs. Robert LEGG,) grandchildren Karen (Mrs. Peter BROWN), Diane, and Graham (Nikki), and great-grandchildren Christina, Robert, Scott, Ross, Patrick, Amanda, Stephen, Stuart, Adam and two great-grandchildren all of Devon, England. Private cremation has taken place, and there will be a family memorial in England at a later date. Condolences only please.

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CONWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
CORNISH, Murray
Peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2007 at Baycrest Apotex. Murray CORNISH, beloved husband of the late Freda CORNISH. He will be greatly missed by his loving children Mardi and Haim HIRSHBERG, and Leslie and Paul CONWAY. Devoted grandfather of Eshai and Renee, Jeremy, Naomi, Tamara, Yona, Ruth, and great-grandfather of Simon Moshe. He will be warmly remembered by all who knew him. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday, July 29th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 12 Alexandra Wood, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the CORNISH Family Fund, c/o Baycrest Centre at 416-785-2875 or to the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity Toronto Chapter at 416-250-7417.

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CONWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
CONWAY, E. Austin, Q.C.
On Friday, July 27, 2007, in his 89th year. son of the late Rev. William CONWAY and Amanda JICKLING. Brother of the late Blanche MacMILLAN (Hector) and Morris CONWAY (Helen,) uncle of William MacMILLAN (Carol) and Paul MacMILLAN (June,) and the late Gordon CONWAY. Great-uncle of 6 nephews and nieces, great-great-uncle of 3 nephews and nieces. Austin was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Osgoode Hall, and a partner at Fraser Beatty. In accordance with his wishes, no funeral service will be held. Interment Saint Mary's, Ontario.

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CONWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-06 published
CONWAY, Reverend Professor Charles Abbott
Suddenly on 26 August 2007 age 67. Formerly of Montreal, Canada. Beloved husband of Margaret (CROMBIE,) father of Allison, Catherine and Sarah, grandfather of Morgan, Paige and Ella. Celebration 8th Sept 2007 11: 00 a.m. Saint Michael's Church, Great Tew, Oxon. Memorial Service in Canada to be arranged. Donation c/o A.L. Sole and son 011 1608 644112.

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CONWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
LOVE, Doctor Robert F., B.A.Sc., M.B.A., Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor Emeritus of Management Science at McMaster University in Ontario, passed away peacefully at his home in Naples, Florida on August 18, 2007 after a very courageous fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ingrid A. (CONWAY) LOVE, his children, Laura Roberta PEAKER and her husband Mark, Valerie Grace LOVE, Kevin Conway LOVE and grandchildren Julia, Claire, Ross, Helaina, Robert, and Christina. Also survived by his sister, Helen McKAY. Preceded in death by a brother Keith LOVE. He will be greatly missed by his immediate and extended family and his many Friends and former students. Bob had a knack of quickly making Friends and then making them honorary and loyal members of his extended family. Bob had a very distinguished academic career. He began his university education at the University of Toronto with an engineering degree and after working in the industry continued on to obtain an M.B.A. at the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. at Stanford University. He taught at Berkeley, Western, and the University of Wisconsin, before coming to McMaster from the University of Wisconsin to help establish the PhD program in the Faculty of Business. Bob published some eighty articles in scientific journals, supervised 12 PhD students to completion and co-authored a very influential book in his specialty. He had a great influence on the field of location theory. There is now a very large body of research based on his original and seminal work. He also served on many high level academic committees and editorial boards. In 1999, the year he retired, he received the Lifetime Achievement in Location Analysis Award. This is an award given only every three years on behalf of a large international and interdisciplinary research community and recognizes the impact of the total contribution of the winner to the field. Besides his family and his academic career, Bob's other passion was farming. He was brought up on his family farm in Huron County, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased, and continued to manage. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Bob's Life will be held on Saturday, September 15th at 1 o'clock p.m. at Saint Jude Anglican Church, 160 William St. Oakville In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Doctor LOVE may be made to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, Florida. 33612 or The Carpenter Hospice, 2250 Parkway Drive, Burlington, Ontario. L7P 1T1.

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CONWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
ALLEN, Grace Margaret (née AHLGREN)
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, October 23, 2007. Grace (AHLGREN) ALLEN in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Elmer T. (Al) ALLEN. Loving mother of Joyce D. (Mrs. Robert BRIGGS) of Shelburne, and R.E. (Ted) ALLEN of Saint Thomas. Dear grandmother of Chris CONWAY (Barrie,) Donald BRIGGS (British Columbia,) Kimberly ALLEN (Saint Thomas,) also survived by three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers John, Lenard and Roy AHLGREN, sisters Lily SHERBUT and Esther BELL. Survived by sisters-in-law Eileen AHLGREN and Vi AHLGREN and brother-in-law Harold BELL.
Grace was born in Toronto on November 3, 1913. Daughter of the late John O. AHLGREN and Sarah P. (ELVEY) AHLGREN. She lived in the Shelburne/Orangeville area from 1949 until 1995 and lived in Saint Thomas for the past twelve years.
The family will receive their Friends at the Daniel King Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas (519) 631-0570 on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Service to be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m.. After cremation, interment will follow at the Shelburne Cemetery. Donation to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation appreciated. www.danielkingfuneralhome.com

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CONWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
MacLAREN, James Rodney
Accidentally on Monday November 19, 2007 Rodney MacLAREN of Vankleek Hill, Ontario at the age of 57 years. Beloved son of Joy and Don MacLAREN of Ottawa. Predeceased by his wife Alice Rosamond (née LANG.) Loving partner of Susan CONWAY. Cherished father of Geordie (Tara) of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Sonie (Dirk) of New York, New York, James of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Stuart of Vankleek Hill, Ontario and Heather of Ottawa, Ontario. Dearly loved grandfather of Alexa MacLAREN. Fondly remembered by Deana and Britta CONWAY. Dear brother of Charlie (Ciddy) of Ottawa, Ontario. Predeceased by his brother Duncan. Fond uncle of Jennifer CASTLEDINE, Peter and Jill MacLAREN. Relatives and Friends are invited to a Service on Sunday November 25, 2007 at the Knox Presbyterian Church, High Street, Vankleek Hill at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society Hall. Because of Rodney's love and admiration of children the family has requested in memoriam donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation 415 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M8. For expressions of sympathy to the family, by fax: (613) 678-2045 or by e-mail: condolences@hillcrestfuneralhome.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home 151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, Ontario K0B 1R0 613 678-2002.

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