COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-08-03 published
HOPKINS, Keith Charles " Hoppy"
Keith Charles “Hoppy” HOPKINS, of R.R.#1 Hanover, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, in his 56th year.
Husband of the late Sharon (née SULKYE.)
Loving father of Lezleigh and Rachel (Ryan) both of R.R.#1, Hanover. Loved brother of Audrey (Rob) FIDLER of Waterloo, Judy (Wayne) SCHEIFELE of R.R.#3, Hanover and Bruce of Hanover.
Loved by his many nieces and nephews and their families and his best friend Rodney (Karen) FLETCHER. Sadly missed by mother-in-law Shirley (Bruce) DISNEY of Hanover, sister-in-law Donna (Jim) COOK of Acton and brothers-in-law Glen (Ann) SULKYE of Sarnia, Brian (Jackie) SULKYE of British Columbia and Terry (Deanna) SULKYE of Hanover. Predeceased by his parents Allie and Agnes, brothers Norman, Percy and Bev and sisters Elva and Edna.
In respect of Keith's wishes, cremation has taken place.
A funeral service will be held at the Hanover Missionary Church at 10: 30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2007.
Interment Durham Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Hanover Missionary Church.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-10-26 published
SEDDON, Joseph
Joseph SEDDON, of Hanover, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2007. He was 17.
Survived by his father John Paul (Suzanne) SEDDON of Hanover, his mother Denise HAYES of Scarborough, sister Jessica, brothers Damian, Clayton, Andrew, Mathew and Jonathon. Also survived by his Grandma Glenna SEDDON of R.R.#2 Walkerton, Yvonne PARKS of Scarborough, step-grandma Brenda PETERSON of Kitchener, great-grandpa Wilfred SEDDON (Dorothy) of R.R.#1 Varna, aunts Tammy (Howard) MORRISON of R.R.#5 Mount Forest, Tracey (Barney) HURLBUT of R.R.#1 Mildmay, Tanya (James) SNELL of Hanover, aunt Minnie, uncle Dennis, aunt Rachel, uncle Wilfred, aunt Amanda COOK, aunt Corey PETERSON and many cousins. Predeceased by his grandpa John SEDDON.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held Monday, October 22, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Rev. Alice WILSON officiating. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hanover would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
McMULLEN, Violet "Vi" Elizabeth Rachel (née McCOY)
Violet "Vi" Elizabeth Rachel McMULLEN, of Chesley, passed away at Emerald Heights Retirement Home, Chesley on Friday, November 2, 2007, in her 98th year.
Loving mother of Marie SCHACHT of Kitchener and Arnold and his friend Mary of Tara.
Grandmother of Steven, David, Roger, Kirk, Elana, John and Nathan, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Marjorie McCOY of Hanover. Predeceased by her husband Stanley; son Ivan; son-in-law Robert SCHACHT; sisters Mernie MARTIN and Martha McCOY; brothers John, David, Percy, Gordon, Melvin, Harvey and Elmer and parents Robert and Annie (COOK) McCOY.
Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 11 am.
Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara.
Memorial donations to Saint_John's United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-30 published
FRY, Dewart
Dewart FRY, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, November 26, 2007. He was 78.
Born in Hanover, son of the late Marvin and Irene née URSTADT) FRY. Dewart worked at Peppler Furniture as a Furniture Finisher. He was also a member of the Hanover Legion Branch 130 and a Veteran of the Korean War.
Survived by daughters Lynn (Alvin) JESSOP of Barrie, Nancy (Gary) COOK of Hanover, Cathy (Rick) BAETZ of Barrie; grandchildren Tyler JESSOP, Stacy JESSOP, Matt COOK, Mike (Sara) COOK and Chris BAETZ; great-grand_son Cameron COOK. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Bob LAMONT (Lynn) of Mount Forest, and sister-in-law Agnes FRY of Hanover. Predeceased by his wife Geraldine (LAMONT) FRY and brother Douglas FRY.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Hanover Legion Memorial Service at 6: 45 pm.
A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Rev. Alice WILSON officiated. Cremation to follow with interment in Holstein Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-09 published
COOK, Wesley
In loving memory of my husband, Wesley, who passed away January 9th, You did so many things for us,
Your heart was kind and true,
And when we needed someone
We could always count on you.
The special years will not return,
When we were all together,
But with the love that's in our hearts,
We will keep you there forever.
- Lovingly remembered by Tryphena; children, Marg, Elaine, Calvin, Cathy and their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-11 published
COOK, Betty Jean (née BEECH)
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Southampton on Saturday June 9, 2007. Betty COOK of Southampton in her 76th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Don COOK for over 54 years. Loving mother of Phyllis and her husband Ian WITHEROW of Durham, Karl and his friend Dianne of Southampton, Evelyn and her husband Mike KUEHL of Corunna, and Mark COOK of Southampton. Loving grandmother of Darryl, Faith, Amanda, Troy, Justin, and Ashley. Predeceased by her parents William and Isabel BEECH, and her brother Bob. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Tuesday June 12, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday June 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Southampton Cemetery. If desired donations may be made to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Georgian Heights Residents Fund, Owen Sound, or the Southampton Care Centre. Condolences maybe forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-17 published
LANG, Wilda “Red” (née WAITE)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday morning July 16, 2007. In her 70th year, Wilda “Red” LANG (née WAITE,) loving wife of William D. LANG. Loved daughter of Cym (Mrs. Gordon WAITE.) Loving mother of Gord and his wife Judy. Loved grandmother of Garrett. Dear sister of Joy (Mrs. John TAILOR/TAYLOR) and Helen (Mrs. Hap SMITH.) Dear sister-in-law of Betty (Mrs. Carl COOK,) Sharon (Mrs. Bob MORRIS,) Peggy TENNANT and Pat (Mrs. Jim KELLAR.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Gordon WAITE and her sister-in-law Dorothy (Mrs. Cliff MILLS.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A private family service will be held. Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Crohn's and Coloitis Foundation or Canada (#600 - 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto M4T 1N5 1-800-387-1479) would be appreciated by the family.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-31 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Larry Allan
Suddenly in Meaford on Sunday, July 29, 2007. Larry WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford, beloved husband of the former Leona ELLIS, at the age of 66. son of the late William and Margaret (FOTHERGILL) WHITE/WHYTE. Loved father of Vicky COOK of Kitchener and Larry Jr. “Sam” WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford. Sadly missed grandfather of Chelsea, Colin and Cameron COOK, and Vanita WHITE/WHYTE. Dear brother of Dorothy Doran (Kenn RAPP,) Gwen (late Doug) OLIVER, Marjorie (late Reg) GIRARD, Keith (Lois) WHITE/WHYTE all of Meaford, Myrna (Ernie) ZWANCK of Brampton and Sharon (late Paul) DUNN of Meaford. Predeceased by a brother Laverne WHITE/WHYTE and a sister Marilyn (late Edward) McQUARRIE. Remembered also by brothers-in-law Kenneth and Ronald ELLIS of Meaford and by his many nieces and nephews and their families. A private family service of committal and interment of Larry's cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-01 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Larry Allan
Suddenly in Meaford on Sunday, July 29, 2007. Larry WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford, beloved husband of the former Leona ELLIS, at the age of 66. son of the late William and Margaret (FOTHERGILL) WHITE/WHYTE. Loved father of Vicky COOK of Kitchener and Larry Jr. “Sam” WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford. Sadly missed grandfather of Chelsea, Colin and Cameron COOK, and Vanita WHITE/WHYTE. Dear brother of Dorothy DORAN (Kenn RAPP,) Gwen (late Doug) OLIVER, Marjorie (late Reg) GIRARD, Keith (Lois) WHITE/WHYTE all of Meaford, Myrna (Ernie) ZWANCK of Brampton and Sharon (Paul) DUNN of Meaford. Predeceased by a brother Laverne WHITE/WHYTE and a sister Marilyn (late Edward) McQUARRIE. Remembered also by brothers-in-law Kenneth and Ronald ELLIS of Meaford and by his many nieces and nephews and their families. A private family service of committal and interment of Larry's cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-01 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Larry Allan
Suddenly in Meaford on Sunday, July 29, 2007. Larry WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford, beloved husband of the former Leona ELLIS, at the age of 66. son of the late William and Margaret (FOTHERGILL) WHITE/WHYTE. Loved father of Vicky COOK of Kitchener and Larry Jr. “Sam” WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford. Sadly missed grandfather of Chelsea, Colin and Cameron COOK, and Vanita WHITE/WHYTE. Dear brother of Dorothy DORAN (Kenn RAPP,) Gwen (late Doug) OLIVER, Marjorie (late Reg) GIRARD, Keith (Lois) WHITE/WHYTE all of Meaford, Myrna (Ernie) ZWANCK of Brampton and Sharon (Paul) DUNN of Meaford. Predeceased by a brother Laverne WHITE/WHYTE and a sister Marilyn (late Edward) McQUARRIE. Remembered also by brothers-in-law Kenneth and Ronald ELLIS of Meaford and by his many nieces and nephews and their families. A private family service of committal and interment of Larry's cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-07 published
SAYERS, Archie Clinton
In Owen Sound on Friday, August 3, 2007, Archie SAYERS of Durham in his 61st year. Loving partner and friend of Elizabeth COOK of Durham. Loved father of Sherry of Guelph, Andy of Tillsonburg and Ashley of Oshawa. Sadly missed by numerous brothers and sisters, the Sayers - Adsit families, Ken of Orangeville and Sarah of Cambridge. In respect to Mr. SAYERS' former request, there will be no visitation nor formal Funeral Service. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be hold at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be received by Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre in Durham #519-369-3540.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-10 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Captain William T. “Smokey&rdquo
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Thursday afternoon August 9, 2007. Smokey ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Oliphant formerly of Thorold and Port Colborne in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Anne (GANTSCHNIG) and the late Joyce (ASTLES.) Dear father of Larry of Thorold, Bill (Dianne) of Sarnia, Wayne (Patti) of R.R.#3, Bayfield, Bryan (Lori) of Port Colborne and Bruce of Goderich. Loving grandfather of Dylan, Kyle, Bill, Matthew, John, Wendi, Laura, Taylor and great-grand_son Nick. Brother of Loreen CHEVALIER and Bob ELLIOT/ELLIOTT both of Port Colborne. Predeceased by his sisters Isobel COOK, Thyra SOUCY and brothers Jim and Steve ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Smokey began sailing in 1943 with Scott Misener Steamships, served 26 years as Captain and retired in 1986 as Commodore of the Fleet. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Wiarton Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Balsam Grove Cemetery, Oliphant. Expressions of remembrance to the Wiarton Hospital or the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound would be appreciated. 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 Smokey by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-21 published
NUHN, Wilmer Henry
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18th, 2007 at Country Lane nursing home in Chatsworth in his 94th year. Wilmer was the loving husband of the former Jean COOK. He was the caring father of Janice and Reg TEASE, Lyndon and a daughter-in-law Pat. Wilmer will be sadly missed by his brother Harvey, his grandchildren Reg and Christine as well by his great-grandchildren Jason and Jessica. He was predeceased by a son Stanley and a brother Clarence. Mr. NUHN rested at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth (519) 794-2631, where a private family service was conducted. If so desired, memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-18 published
COOK, Doris Marion (née GIBBONS)
Peacefully at Lee Manor on Sunday, September 16, 2007. Doris COOK (née GIBBONS) of Owen Sound in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernie COOK. Loving mother of Larry and his wife Jane and David and Cathy all of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by three grandchildren Marc and his wife Cathy of Kitchener, Staci and her husband Jeff BROWN of Owen Sound and Leigh of British Columbia and three great-grandchildren Tanner, Cole and Ella. Also survived by a sister Ruth and her husband Ron BAKER of Owen Sound. Predeceased by two sisters, Edith HURLBUT and Helen COOK and five brothers Gord, Howard, Norm, Clarence and Clifford GIBBONS. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock with visiting 1 hour prior to service time from 12 o'clock to 1 o'clock. Pastor Laurie GIBBONS officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation or Rockcliffe Gospel Temple would be appreciated.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-21 published
SEIB, Diana Lynn (née SALES)
Of Red Bay, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007. The former Diana Lynn SALES in her 62nd year. Devoted and loving mother of Paul Douglas CLARK, of Victoria, British Columbia; and Tracy Lynn CLARK, of Creston, British Columbia. Cherished grandmother of Danielle EGGERT and Tyler EGGERT, of Creston, British Columbia. Dear daughter of Herb and Annie SALES of Paris, Ontario. Much loved sister of Carol COOK (Gary,) of Dundas; Susan KELLEY (Jim,) of Falkland, Ontario; Paul SALES (Kathy,) of R.R.#2 Hepworth; Ann Marie LABRON (Jim,) of R.R.#5 Simcoe; and Lorie STEINER (Jeff,) of Brantford. Treasured companion of Bill and Carol Young, Red Bay. Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and close Friends. At Diana's request there will be no visitation or service at this time. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. In living memory of Diana, a Birch 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. 'When the white birch whispers and the Blue Jays call, we hear your voice and smile… for we know you are near. Forever in our hearts.'

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-03 published
JESSON, Lenora "Nora" Caroline Elizabeth (née EAST)
Mrs. Lenora (Nora) Caroline Elizabeth JESSON, age 94, of Kitchener passed away peacefully at the Grand River Regional Hospital on Monday October 29, 2007. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late Percy EAST and the former Ida COPP. Nora and her husband Bert lived in Stratford until moving to Goderich in 1961 and then to Kitchener in 1977. Beloved wife of the late Barrett (Bert) JESSON whom she married on August 10, 1935 and who predeceased her on February 23, 2004. Loving mother of Donald JESSON of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Grandmother of Troy and Tracy. Also survived by nieces Elizabeth BROWN and Nancy COOK, nephew Ron BROWN. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Ethel JESSON, sisters Irene and Hazel, brother Clarence. A Graveside was held at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford. wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-05 published
McMULLEN, Violet Elizabeth Rachel (née McCOY)
Of Chesley, passed away at Emerald Heights Retirement Home, Chesley on Friday, November 02, 2007 in her 98th year. Loving mother of Marie SCHACHT of Kitchener and Arnold and his friend Mary of Tara. Grandmother of Steven, David, Roger, Kirk, Elana, John and Nathan; ten greatgrandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Marjorie McCOY of Hanover. Pre-deceased by her husband Stanley; son Ivan; son-in-law Robert SCHACHT sisters Mernie MARTIN and Martha McCOY; brothers John, David, Percy, Gordon, Melvin, Harvey and Elmer and parents Robert and Annie (COOK) McCOY. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Memorial donations to the Saint_John's United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-03 published
WALTER, John “Jack” Herbert
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Saturday evening December 1, 2007. John “Jack” Herbert WALTER, the loving husband of Joan K. WALTER (née COOK.) Loving father of Catherine and her husband James KISSICK. Loved grandfather of Matthew and Emily. Dear brother-in-law of Kathleen (Mrs. Hilden WALTER,) Elaine (Mrs. Ross MORROW), Orma (Mrs. Sterling GARD) and Margaret (Mrs. Howard COOK.) Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Hilden. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Knox United Church on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Knox United Church, Canadian National Institute for the Blind and the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.

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COOK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-28 published
HAVENS, Robert
Passed away at his home in Owen Sound on Sunday, December 23, 2007. He was the son of the late Gordon and Grace HAVENS and was raised in Port Glasgow. Bob taught school in Mitchell for 30 years, retiring to Owen Sound in 2001. Survived by his loving wife Penny (née BLAIR,) his daughters Suzanne and her husband William MEINEN of Kirkton and Jennifer and her husband Brendan COOK of London and his grandchildren Noah, Anneka and Asher MEINEN. Brother of Mary Ann and her husband Richard HAGGITH of London and Julie and her husband Wentworth NEWMAN of West Lorne. Also survived by in-laws Rose and Bev BLAIR, brother-in-law Gerry and his wife Mary BLAIR and sister-in-law Cheryl BUCK, all of Owen Sound. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A come and go gathering will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Mitchell on Saturday, January 5, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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COOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
MORTON, Jean M. (formerly BALSDON, née CONNOR)
Of Saint Thomas on Sunday, December 31, 2006, at the Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Orval BALSDON and the late M. William "Dick" MORTON. Loved mother of Max and his wife Pat BALSDON of St. Catharines, Joan and her husband Tom EWANS of Saint Thomas and Brenda and her husband Chet BULA of Pickering. Dear sister of Clayton CONNOR and the late Glen and Alex CONNOR. Dear step-mother of Barbara HUGHES of Texas and the late William R. MORTON. Dear mother-in-law of June MORTON of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Jean was born in Dorchester on April 2, 1917, the daughter of the late Robert N. and Dora (COOK) CONNOR. She was a member of Central United Church, the Lady Trainmen and the Order of the Eastern Star (Maple Leaf Chapter). Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses of the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Unit.

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COOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
NEIL, Violet Nye (née SARGEANT)
Peacefully, with her daughter by her side at Park Lane Terrace, Paris on Thursday, January 4, 2007 in her 87th year, devoted wife of the late Stanley NEIL (2005.) Loving mother of Carol Anne (Allan) KING of Midland, Joanne (Frank) BUCEK of Princeton and Roseanne (Rod) BAIRD of London. Loving grandmother of Melanie (Frank) MANSI, Shayne KING, Mark BUCEK, Nicholas BAIRD and his fiance Jess STENABAUGH and Violet Anne BAIRD. Dear sister of Roseline (late Stan) REILLY, Norma (late Bob) SUMMERHAYS, Joan (late Howard) COOK, Nick (late Josie) SARGEANT, Norman SARGEANT, Digby (Anne) SARGEANT. Predeceased by parents Jesse (1939) and Nora (1959) SARGEANT, sister Jean (SARGEANT1976,) sister-in-law and brother-in-law Audrey and Dave SACERTY. Survived by several nieces and nephews. The family wish to thank the nurses and staff of Park Lane Terrace for their kindness and compassion shown to Violet and her family. Friends will be received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford, Ontario on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery. If wished, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice appreciated by the family. McCleister (519) 758-1553 or mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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COOK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-15 published
COOK, Raymond Francis
Peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, with his family at his side on Saturday August 4, 2007 at the age of 73 years. Beloved husband of Myrna and the late Winnifred. Loving father of Debra (Allen) MORROW, Carol (John) MUDDE, Jeff (Robin) and Steve (Martha). Dear Poppa to Christopher, Andrea (Vojtek), Matt, Jessica, Justin, Nicholas and Zachary. Dear step-father to Ken (son Luke), Rick (Katie and daughter Maddie). Remembered always by his sisters Lillian, Ethel and brother Walter and the later brother Leon and brother-in-law John. A special thank you to Dr. Robert EL- MARAGHI and the angelic nurses on the Royal Victoria Hospital palliative care unit. Visitation was held at the Scott Funeral Home "Georgian Chapel" 264 Burton Ave. (between Essa Rd. and Huronia Rd.) Barrie on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Service was held in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday August 8, 2007. Interment Ebenezer Cemetery, Stayner. If desired donations may be made to the Ebenezer Church Fund or the Cancer Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
COOK, John
On January 5th, 2007 peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital Lindsay. John, only son of the late Stephen and Catherine, dear husband of Ellen and father of Kelly and Dale. Deeply regretted by his family and Friends. Friends may visit at Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Avenue West, on Monday, January 8th from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Tuesday, January 9th at Holy Rosary Church (354 St. Clair Avenue West), at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
BENNETT, Roy F., F.C.A.
Former Chief Executive Officer Ford Of Canada
With deep sadness we announce that Roy F. BENNETT, cherished husband of Gail COOK- BENNETT, adored father of Bruce (Susan BLACK,) Brenda (Bob LEARMONTH,) Lynne and Christopher, died at home with his family present on Monday June 4th, 2007. He also leaves his much loved grandchildren, Tyler and Myles; Carolann, Christine and James; Shannon and Cody. Predeceased by his beloved brother Ken. He will be greatly missed by the extended Bennett and Cook families. A chartered accountant, Roy joined Ford of Canada and advanced rapidly to Chief Executive Officer at age 42. He continued as a director for 14 years after his retirement, until the company was privatized. Roy founded Bennecon, now in its 25th year of operation, to provide specialized cash flow advice to large corporations. He served as Chair of the Board of major corporations including BP Canada (now Talisman Energy), Midland Walwyn, Jannock, Metropolitan Life Holdings Company and as a director of Bell Canada, Inglis and several other organizations. He also served as Chair of Cougar Global and Innings Telecom and as special advisor to CAI Capital until his death. His commitment to the community was exemplified in his roles as founding Chair of the Better Business Bureau of Canada Advisory Council, cofounder of the Business Council on National Issues, Chair of the Director's Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, ViceChair Executive Council Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Niagara Institute; and member of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance, Premier's Economic Advisory Council, Board of Governors York University, Board of Mississauga Hospital and a director of the Scouts Canada Foundation. For his contributions, he was honoured with an F.C.A. by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, with an honourary doctorate of laws (LL.D) by York University, and as an honourary elder by his church. Roy lived a very active life. Among his passions were skiing, tennis, squash, golf, classical music, art, and spending time with family at the cottage on Lake of Bays. He was a devoted husband and father, and admired friend to many. He will be dearly missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere, East of the Jane subway), June 14, 2007, 5 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held June 15, 2007 at 1 p.m., Humber Valley United Church. If desired, charitable donations may be made to the Roy F. Bennett Memorial fund by cheque payable to Toronto Community Foundation, 33 Bloor St. E., Suite 1603, Toronto, M4W 3H1. The family would prefer not to receive flowers.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
BENNETT, Roy F., F.C.A.
Former Chief Executive Officer Ford of Canada
With deep sadness we announce that Roy F. Bennett, cherished husband of Gail COOK- BENNETT, adored father of Bruce (Susan BLACK,) Brenda (Bob LEARMONTH,) Lynne and Christopher, died at home with his family present on Monday June 4th, 2007. He also leaves his much loved grandchildren, Tyler and Myles; Carolann, Christine and James; Shannon and Cody. Predeceased by his beloved brother Ken. He will be greatly missed by the extended Bennett and Cook families. A chartered accountant, Roy joined Ford of Canada and advanced rapidly to Chief Executive Officer at age 42. He continued as a director for 14 years after his retirement, until the company was privatized. Roy founded Bennecon, now in its 25th year of operation, to provide specialized cash flow advice to large corporations. He served as Chair of the Board of major corporations including BP Canada (now Talisman Energy), Midland Walwyn, Jannock, Metropolitan Life Holdings Company and as a director of Bell Canada, Inglis and several other organizations. He also served as Chair of Cougar Global and Innings Telecom and as special advisor to CAI Capital until his death. His commitment to the community was exemplified in his roles as founding Chair of the Better Business Bureau of Canada Advisory Council, cofounder of the Business Council on National Issues, Chair of the Director's Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, ViceChair Executive Council Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Niagara Institute; and member of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance, Premier's Economic Advisory Council, Board of Governors York University, Board of Mississauga Hospital and a director of the Scouts Canada Foundation. For his contributions, he was honoured with an F.C.A. by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, with an honourary doctorate of laws (LL.D) by York University, and as an honourary elder by his church. Roy lived a very active life. Among his passions were skiing, tennis, squash, golf, classical music, art, and spending time with family at the cottage on Lake of Bays. He was a devoted husband and father, and admired friend to many. He will be dearly missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere, East of the Jane subway), June 14, 2007, 5 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held June 15, 2007 at 1 p.m., Humber Valley United Church. If desired, charitable donations may be made to the Roy F. Bennett Memorial fund by cheque payable to Toronto Community Foundation, 33 Bloor St. E., Suite 1603, Toronto, M4W 3H1. The family would prefer not to receive flowers.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
COUILLARD, John Kenney "Jack" (October 31, 1919-June 9, 2007)
It is with great sadness that the family announces his death at age 87 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital. He died with his cherished wife of 55 years, Betty, holding his hand. Proud father of Sue (Peter CLARKE), Ken (Meris ROGNVALDSON), Jane (Rick RUDDOCK) and John (Therese DEBRUYN) and loving grandfather to Christine and Linda CLARKE, Ben and Julia COUILLARD, Eli and Ethan RUDDOCK and step-grand_son Alex BERNIER. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Nancy COOK, his brother, Paul COUILLARD, and his many nieces and nephews.
Jack served with the Royal Canadian Engineers for the duration of the Second World War. Afterwards, he was employed as Town Clerk of Niagara-on-the-Lake before moving on to executive positions with the Canadian Wine Institute and the Ontario Liquor Board. After retiring from the Liquor Board, he started his own business, Couillard Consulting Service. He had a wide variety of interests, from the recreational (Minor Baseball in Don Mills) to service with Dixon Hall, a downtown Toronto inner-city community centre, and was a Charter Governor of the Shaw Festival as well as a member of the board of the North York Symphony. After retiring to Niagara-on-the-Lake, he was active in the Ulyssean Society and the Niagara Foundation. He also served on the boards of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Saint Marks Presbyterian Church in Don Mills. Friends are invited to join us in celebrating his life on June 14, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. at the family home, at 427 Simcoe Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, following a private family service.
Jack had a special concern for disadvantaged children. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Sleeping Children Around the World, or to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Sleeping Children Around the World
28 Pinehurst Cres.
Toronto Ontario M9A 3A5
www.scaw.org
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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-13 published
COUILLARD, John Kenney "Jack" (October 31, 1919-June 9, 2007)
It is with great sadness that the family announces his death at age 87 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital. He died with his cherished wife of 55 years, Betty, holding his hand. Proud father of Sue (Peter CLARKE), Ken (Meris ROGNVALDSON), Jane (Rick RUDDOCK) and John (Therese DEBRUYN) and loving grandfather to Christine and Linda CLARKE, Ben and Julia COUILLARD, Eli and Ethan RUDDOCK and step-grand_son Alex BERNIER. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Nancy COOK, his brother, Paul COUILLARD, and his many nieces and nephews.
Jack served with the Royal Canadian Engineers for the duration of the Second World War. Afterwards, he was employed as Town Clerk of Niagara-on-the-Lake before moving on to executive positions with the Canadian Wine Institute and the Ontario Liquor Board. After retiring from the Liquor Board, he started his own business, Couillard Consulting Service. He had a wide variety of interests, from the recreational (Minor Baseball in Don Mills) to service with Dixon Hall, a downtown Toronto inner-city community centre, and was a Charter Governor of the Shaw Festival as well as a member of the board of the North York Symphony. After retiring to Niagara-on-the- Lake, he was active in the Ulyssean Society and the Niagara Foundation. He also served on the boards of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Saint Marks Presbyterian Church in Don Mills. Friends are invited to join us in celebrating his life on June 14, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. at the family home, at 427 Simcoe Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, following a private family service.
Jack had a special concern for disadvantaged children. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Sleeping Children Around the World, or to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Niagara-on- the-Lake.
Sleeping Children Around the World
28 Pinehurst Cres.
Toronto, Ontario M9A 3A5
www.scaw.org
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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
IRWIN, George Arthur
Suddenly at Kingston, Ontario on Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Joan (2006), cherished father of Mary (Mark GIBSON), Jane (Mark BANYARD), Stephen (Jacqueline FRASER), Patricia (Kevin KITT,) Ruth (Patrick LEE,) and Timothy (Vicki COOK,) and loving brother of Eric (Sandra), John (Penny), and Patricia (Dennis BONHAM.) Adored by his grandchildren Catherine, Sarah, Oliver, Rachel, Rebecca, Scott, Elizabeth, Adam, Caitlin, Trevor, Meghan, Alison, David, Benjamin, Hannah, Jamey, Devan, and Calum. When not spending time with his grandchildren, George could be found outdoors. He was a keen gardener and avid bird watcher. He always made time to give back to his community through volunteer work with organizations such as the Bequia Mission, the Kingston Field Naturalist Club, and the Rideau Trail Association. He was active in his church and will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Resting at James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Blvd. at Highway 2). Friends will be received Sunday 7-9 p.m. A celebration of George's life will be held at Saint Mark's Church, Barriefield, 268 Main Street, Kingston K7K 6W4 on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to Saint Mark's Church or to the Bequia Mission. (Donations by cheque only please) www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-26 published
Ford Canada president recognized the value of a free-trade auto pact
Described as a youthful financial whiz when he took over at 42, he also persuaded head office to build a engine plant in Canada after twisting the arms of Pierre Trudeau and Bill Davis
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Roy BENNETT helped his buddies set up the "Friday Night Poker Club" while attending North Toronto Collegiate Institute in 1945. He would continue to attend its monthly sessions for more than 60 years.
During that time, he became a chartered accountant, rose through the ranks of the Ford Motor Co. of Canada to become its president at age 42 without having gone to university, and held executive and board positions with many of the country's leading businesses and institutions. But he never abandoned the regular poker-and-beer nights with his old Friends, many of whom also became business leaders.
"Whatever he did, he was committed," said Jim Hunter, who worked with him on a number of financial projects and is now president of NexGen Financial. "Whether it was business, tennis or poker, those commitments were life-long," he said. He was also very bright, affable and "a counter-thinker, who would look at a problem and come up with a different conclusion than everyone else."
Ken Harrigan, who followed Mr. BENNETT as president of Ford Canada, said his predecessor's main contribution was convincing government officials in Ottawa to negotiate a free-trade auto pact with Washington. The Canada-United States Automotive Agreement, signed in 1965, allowed free movement across the border of vehicles from Big Three auto plants in both countries. For Canada, this meant lower car prices and an increase in Canadian production, which created new jobs.
While heading Ford's Canadian subsidiary from 1970 to 1981, Mr. BENNETT worked to build a profitable operation independent of the U.S. head office. He also made relations with employees a priority and reached out to find common ground with both government and organized labour. After stepping down as president in 1981, he founded and ran Bennecon, a firm that provides cash-flow advice to large companies. At the same time, he served terms as chairman or director with BP Canada, Midland Walwyn, Jannock, Metropolitan Life Holdings Co., York University, the Mississauga Hospital, Scouts Canada and a host of other companies and organizations.
Ron Osborne, chairman of Sun Life Financial, called Mr. BENNETT a role model for accountants who want to make other contributions - "to go straight," as he put it. "He was the model director big picture, strategic, not prone to sweat the details, rigorous in his questioning, but, after the decisions were made, very supportive."
Mr. BENNETT and his wife, Gail COOK- BENNETT, were one of corporate Canada's power couples. When they were married in 1978, he was president of Ford Canada and she was executive vice-president of the C.D. Howe Institute of Research in Montreal. They met at a Canadian-American Committee meeting in Washington. At the end of one session, Dick Schmeelk, an American who served as co-chair of the group, invited them for a ride in a Cadillac to go and get a nightcap. The irony, Mr. Schmeelk said, was that the president of Ford Canada had that "first date" in a General Motors vehicle.
Over the years, they twice served on the boards of competing corporations - once in the petroleum field, once in insurance. No discussion of their respective companies was allowed at home, said Ms. COOK- BENNETT, who is now chair of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
While president of Ford Canada, Mr. BENNETT persuaded the U.S. head office to build a $535-million engine plant in Windsor, Ontario, instead of Ohio, which was offering state subsidies. He alerted Queen's Park and Ottawa to the urgent need for their involvement, and arranged a meeting between prime minister Pierre Trudeau and Ontario premier William Davis while both were attending the Calgary Stampede. On the spot, the two agreed to a $68-million cash incentive plan that helped seal the deal.
The youngest of two sons of English-born parents, William Charles BENNETT and Gladys Mabel (MATTHEWS), Roy Frederick BENNETT spent his early years in Winnipeg. Roy was 10 when his father, a manufacturing agent in the woollens industry, moved the family to Toronto. In 1941, while attending Maurice Cody Public School, Roy played on the team that won the Toronto school soccer championship.
Athletics were to play an important role in his life. He enjoyed hockey, golf and squash. As a young man, he once won a tennis match against Don Fontana, who later became one of Canada's top-seeded players.
After high school, Mr. BENNETT chose a fast-track route to become a chartered accountant. He apprenticed directly with the accounting firm Lever and Hoskin, rather than attending university. He worked with the firm until 1954, when he joined Kelvinator.
Two years later, he moved to Ford Canada as supervisor of financial planning. He was made marketing manager in 1964 and vice-president of finance in 1965. In the early years at Ford, Mr. BENNETT was offered a posting in South Africa and was told it could help his chances of becoming president. He declined, preferring not to uproot his family, according to daughter Brenda BENNETT- LEARMONTH. He had married Laurie McDERMOTT in 1955 and they had three children, Bruce, Brenda and Lynne. The couple later separated and were divorced. Laurie McDermott BENNETT later died.
But opportunities knocked again at Ford Canada. Mr. BENNETT had won the admiration and backing of Ford Motor Co. chairman Henry Ford II by making himself the company expert on free trade, and on November 16, 1970, he was given the job of president.
Heading one of Canada's largest companies at 42 won Mr. BENNETT the reputation of being a wunderkind. In a profile, The Globe and Mail described him as a "youthful financial whiz who never graduated from university." Two years later, he was given the additional title of Chief Executive Officer.
When he was made president, Mr. BENNETT said he would take the job for no less than five years and no more than 10, says his son Bruce, now president of Bennecon. "He felt if you couldn't do what you wanted in 10 years, it was time for someone else to take charge."
So in 1981, he stepped down as president, although he served a brief period after that as chairman. He turned down an executive job offer at the U.S. head office because he didn't want to leave Canada. He continued to serve on the Ford Canada board until the subsidiary was privatized in 1995.
Claude Lamoureux was an executive at Metropolitan Life Holdings when Mr. BENNETT was named chair of the company's board. He went to their first meeting together prepared to answer questions about sales and finances. Instead, Mr. BENNETT wanted to know about the human resources department. "He put real emphasis on people, on having the right human resources department… on having the right team," said Mr. Lamoureux, now president and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund.
In 1986, Mr. BENNETT served on the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance and issued a minority report saying that plans to remove seasonal benefits would be too Draconian a measure for chronically depressed regions. He argued that an income-supplement program should be put in place before any move was made to base unemployment benefits on a full year's income. That strong sense of fair play was demonstrated again in February, 1995, when he wrote a critical letter to Ford's U.S. head office. It charged that the parent company's transfer pricing policy was suppressing profits at the Canadian subsidiary.
He called the low earnings "an embarrassment for management, employees and dealers as well as Canadian directors." The letter suggested that Ford Motor Co. buy out the minority shareholders if it was not prepared to let the Canadian operations become more profitable. A buyout plan was announced two months later.
A focal point for the BENNETT family's time together was a cottage on an island in Lake of Bays, in the Muskoka area, north of Toronto. Mr. BENNETT installed "the smallest car ferry in the world" to transport his Ford Explorer to the island, said Keith HILLYER, who had a cottage nearby. A motorized cable system pulled the ferry across. "To get on the ferry, the car had to go down a precipitous incline," Mr. HILLYER said. "He had to be careful it didn't slide off the other side."
Mr. BENNETT pursued his busy lifestyle of business, charitable, athletic and social endeavours into his late 70s - it was just last year when a diagnosis of bladder cancer forced him to slow down.
A year ago, he attended his last session of the Friday Night Poker Club and lost $120. David FLEMING/FLEMMING, one of four founding members still living, says the group plans to carry on its six-decades-old tradition.
Roy Frederick BENNETT was born in Winnipeg on March 18, 1928. He died at his Toronto home of bladder cancer on June 4, 2007. He was 79. He leaves his wife, Gail Cook- BENNETT; children Bruce, Brenda, Lynne and Christopher; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Ken.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
WARD, Claire (née HIGGINS)
Died quietly on July 5, 2007 at age 87, the final small transition in an illness that had diminished her once-sharp mind and weakened her once-agile body. Her emotional capacity endured longer, allowing occasional flashes of her essential kindness, sweetness and bravery, even towards the end. Claire was born in East York in 1919, the youngest in a family of five children of Thomas Bartholomew William HIGGINS and Augusta RYAN, and step-mother Frances COOK. Her four siblings, Tony, Marjorie, Arthur and Ray all predeceased her. In 1932, the family returned to England and in 1938, Claire married Arthur WARD. They were intensely devoted to each other for 65 years until his death in 2003. They went through the London Blitz together, each working in civil defense. Then in 1949 they and their daughters emigrated to Canada where Claire worked with passion and commitment in a number of helping organizations in Toronto, including many years with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Association in Canada. She also studied for 14 years, mostly in the evenings, to get a B.A. from the University of Toronto at age 54. Claire and Arthur were members of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill and Saint Paul's (Westdale) in Hamilton. For the family, the sense of missing her began some years ago but now it is definite. She was "Mum" to Vandra (and husband Volker MASEMANN) and Kirsten (and husband Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and "Granny" to Charlotte (Erik DE VRIES,) Alison (Jeff GRAY/GREY,) Hilary, Bronwen, Rosemary, Galen (Ratana EK,) and Taliesin (Coire LANGHAM.) And we are happy that she was able to spend some time with her great-grand_sons, Leo, Willem and Felix. Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will miss her honourary Granny. Claire will also be missed by her nephews Peter and Donald LOGAN and her sister Marjorie's descendants, and also by her cousin Joyce SMITH, and special Friends. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at New Horizons Tower, her home for the past five years. The staff there and her morning caregivers from Para Med have treated her with the kind of respect and gentleness that she accorded everybody. She was an exceptional person. Memorial service will be held on July 20, 2007 at 3: 30 p.m., in Dovercourt Baptist Church at New Horizons, 1140 Bloor Street West at Dufferin. Instead of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either United Nations Children's Fund Canada, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto M4S 2C6 or to the Wilkie Fund at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. West, Toronto M6H 4E6.
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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-11 published
WARD, Claire (née HIGGINS)
Died quietly on July 5, 2007 at age 87, the final small transition in an illness that had diminished her once-sharp mind and weakened her once-agile body. Her emotional capacity endured longer, allowing occasional flashes of her essential kindness, sweetness and bravery, even towards the end. Claire was born in East York in 1919, the youngest in a family of five children of Thomas Bartholomew William HIGGINS and Augusta RYAN, and step-mother Frances COOK. Her four siblings, Tony, Marjorie, Arthur and Ray all predeceased her. In 1932, the family returned to England and in 1938, Claire married Arthur WARD. They were intensely devoted to each other for 65 years until his death in 2003. They went through the London Blitz together, each working in civil defense. Then in 1949 they and their daughters emigrated to Canada where Claire worked with passion and commitment in a number of helping organizations in Toronto, including many years with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Association in Canada. She also studied for 14 years, mostly in the evenings, to get a B.A. from the University of Toronto at age 54. Claire and Arthur were members of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill and Saint Paul's (Westdale) in Hamilton. For the family, the sense of missing her began some years ago but now it is definite. She was "Mum" to Vandra (and husband Volker MASEMANN) and Kirsten (and husband Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and "Granny" to Charlotte (Erik DE VRIES,) Alison (Jeff GRAY/GREY,) Hilary, Bronwen, Rosemary, Galen (Ratana EK,) and Taliesin (Coire LANGHAM.) And we are happy that she was able to spend some time with her great-grand_sons, Leo, Willem and Felix. Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will miss her honourary Granny. Claire will also be missed by her nephews Peter and Donald LOGAN and her sister Marjorie's descendants, and also by her cousin Joyce SMITH, and special Friends. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at New Horizons Tower, her home for the past five years. The staff there and her morning caregivers from Para Med have treated her with the kind of respect and gentleness that she accorded everybody. She was an exceptional person. Memorial service will be held on July 20, 2007 at 3: 30 p.m., in Dovercourt Baptist Church at New Horizons, 1140 Bloor Street West at Dufferin. Instead of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either United Nations Children's Fund Canada, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto M4S 2C6 or to the Wilkie Fund at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. West, Toronto M6H 4E6.
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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
WARD, Claire (née HIGGINS)
Died quietly on July 5, 2007 at age 87, the final small transition in an illness that had diminished her once-sharp mind and weakened her once-agile body. Her emotional capacity endured longer, allowing occasional flashes of her essential kindness, sweetness and bravery, even towards the end. Claire was born in East York in 1919, the youngest in a family of five children of Thomas Bartholomew William HIGGINS and Augusta RYAN, and step-mother Frances COOK. Her four siblings, Tony, Marjorie, Arthur and Ray all predeceased her. In 1932, the family returned to England and in 1938, Claire married Arthur WARD. They were intensely devoted to each other for 65 years until his death in 2003. They went through the London Blitz together, each working in civil defense. Then in 1949 they and their daughters emigrated to Canada where Claire worked with passion and commitment in a number of helping organizations in Toronto, including many years with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Association in Canada. She also studied for 14 years, mostly in the evenings, to get a B.A. from the University of Toronto at age 54. Claire and Arthur were members of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill and Saint Paul's (Westdale) in Hamilton. For the family, the sense of missing her began some years ago but now it is definite. She was "Mum" to Vandra (and husband Volker MASEMANN) and Kirsten (and husband Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and "Granny" to Charlotte (Erik DE VRIES,) Alison (Jeff GRAY/GREY,) Hilary, Bronwen, Rosemary, Galen (Ratana EK,) and Taliesin (Coire LANGHAM.) And we are happy that she was able to spend some time with her great-grand_sons, Leo, Willem and Felix. Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will miss her honourary Granny. Claire will also be missed by her nephews Peter and Donald LOGAN and her sister Marjorie's descendants, and also by her cousin Joyce SMITH, and special Friends. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at New Horizons Tower, her home for the past five years. The staff there and her morning caregivers from Para Med have treated her with the kind of respect and gentleness that she accorded everybody. She was an exceptional person. Memorial service will be held on July 20, 2007 at 3: 30 p.m., in Dovercourt Baptist Church at New Horizons, 1140 Bloor Street West at Dufferin. Instead of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either United Nations Children's Fund Canada, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto M4S 2C6 or to the Wilkie Fund at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. West, Toronto M6H 4E6.
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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
COOK, Roger Malcolm
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 15th, 2007, aged 62 years. Beloved husband of Milka, loving father of Elizabeth, dear brother of Michael, Josephine and Jane. A funeral service will be held in Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, on Thursday, July 19th, 2007 at 11: 15 a.m. Interment to follow immediately after the service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Plot G, Lot 237. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Roger Malcolm Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund would be appreciated. Please direct your donations c/o Estate Executor, Jack LECHCIER- KIMEL. 3 Hyde Park Circle, Toronto M3B 3M7. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
COOK, Doctor Roger Malcolm
It is with enormous sadness that the family of Doctor Roger Malcolm COOK announces his passing at Toronto General Hospital on July 15th, 2007. Doctor Roger Malcolm COOK passed away aged 62 years, peacefully in his sleep after a courageous struggle with cancer. Beloved husband of Milka, loving father of Elizabeth and dear brother of Michael, Josephine and Jane. A distinguished scholar, eminent and renowned scientist and researcher and honoured alumni of Corpus Christi, Oxford United Kingdom, Doctor COOK made a conscious effort throughout his life to apply the principles of his academic training into his professional endeavours. Roger will always be remembered as a man of dignity, honour and integrity. A funeral service will be held in Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street on Thursday, July 19th, 2007 at 11: 15 a.m. Interment to follow immediately after the service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Plot G, lot 237. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Roger Malcolm Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund would be appreciated. Please direct your donations, c/o Estate Executor, Jack LECHCIER- KIMEL. 3 Hyde Park Circle, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3M7. Condolences and memories may also be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-08 published
BLICK, J David
Suddenly, but peacefully, at home on August 5th 2007, David, loved husband of Dwyne and formerly of Pat COOK; proud father of John and Kate BLICK and Sarah KEOGH; step-father of Don and Pat ROBINSON and Deborah and Brian SHAW; granddad to Robert, James and Patrick BLICK; grandpa David to Lindsay and Michael ROBINSON and Jennifer and David SHAW. Retired businessman, mentor to many, respected and admired, lover of music, books and the Toronto Maple Leafs. A true friend, we will miss him. A celebration of David's life will be held in September. In lieu of flowers, please remember him by supporting his beloved alma mater, Saint John's College, Cambridge www.joh.cam.ac.uk/johnian/support

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-11 published
BLICK, J. David
Suddenly, but peacefully, at home on August 5th 2007, David, loved husband of Dwyne and formerly of Pat COOK; proud father of John and Kate BLICK and Sarah KEOGH; step-father of Don and Pat ROBINSON and Deborah and Brian SHAW; granddad to Robert, James and Patrick BLICK; grandpa David to Lindsay and Michael ROBINSON and Jennifer and David SHAW.
Retired businessman, mentor to many, respected and admired, lover of music, books and the Toronto Maple Leafs. A true friend, we will miss him.
A celebration of David's life will be held in September. In lieu of flowers, please remember him by supporting his beloved alma mater, Saint John's College, Cambridge www.joh.cam.ac.uk/johnian/support

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
EATON, Nancy Leigh " Snubby" (née GOSSAGE)
Beloved daughter of the late Leigh McCarthy GOSSAGE and Brookes Ferrar GOSSAGE, succumbed to the lingering and unforgiving lung disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at Granite Place, Toronto on August 7, 2007 in her 82nd year. Snubby was tragically pre-deceased by her cherished only daughter, Nancy (Tiger) Alice EATON, on January 21, 1985. Snubby was a loving sister to David and Michael GOSSAGE and is fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Jane JANSON, Diana FLOCK, Paul GOSSAGE, Susan BELL, Valerie CROOK and Graeme GOSSAGE, as well as an extended family of admiring cousins. She is also survived by her beloved poodle 'Poppy' and by a number of extremely close Friends and caregivers, particularly Dr. Gerald COOK, whose love and unfailing support over the many years brought her immeasurable comfort and Snubby's many devoted caregivers, Maria Barcelos, Rhonda Castro, Myrna Loman, Evelyn Ogalesco, Magda Gombos, Melinda Gombos and Janice Auld. She was once a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service and had varied interests, insights and opinions (always to be considered seriously). She was honest, frank and funny. Her bright spark and determination helped her survive the darkest of hours and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the many other special Friends, physicians, nurses and caregivers who devoted themselves to Snubby's care and well-being, especially as she became increasingly incapacitated. In accordance with her wishes, Snubby's ashes will be buried with Tiger in the family plot at Mount Pleasant cemetery and there will not be a public funeral. A reception for family and Friends will be held at The Badminton and Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Ave. W. on Thursday, September 6 at 1: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Asthma and Airways Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital (Respiratory Division) (in honour of Doctor Kenneth Chapman), the IBD Fellowship Fund at The Sunnybrook Foundation (in honour of Doctor Fred Saibil) or Toronto Botanical Garden (in honour of Susan and Geoffrey Dyer). Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-06 published
'Brilliant teacher' and professor explained politics to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation viewers
Political scientist triumphed not only as a scholar but also as a commentator. He could explain even the most erudite concepts succinctly and without condescension, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S8
In the great triumvirate of scholarship, administration and teaching, by which academics tend to be graded, political scientist Paul FOX's contribution lay in all three areas - but above all in the classroom.
"He was the most popular teacher in a very big department, one that prided itself on teaching," said his former colleague, the political scientist J.T. McLeod (who writes fiction under the name Jack MacLeod). "He had a wonderful ironic wit and he could make the study of politics very lively, and about people, not just about laws and constitutions. He was a brilliant teacher." Beginning in 1962, Prof. FOX was the lead editor of Politics: Canada, a collection of readings that went through eight editions and which for many years was the most widely used undergraduate textbook in the subject.
Prof. FOX "was one of those remarkable academic administrators who's a true gentleman," said philosopher Paul GOOCH, president of Victoria College in the University of Toronto. "He was a man of unfailing courtesy. That was my initial and lasting impression," he said of the man who served two terms as principal of Erindale College (from 1976-1986) on the Mississauga Campus of the University of Toronto and then sat on the Board of Regents at Victoria, after he retired from teaching.
The opposite of an ivory tower academic, Prof. FOX gave his discipline a public face through his accessibility to journalists - eager for sound bites and pithy comments - and his many appearances as a political commentator on radio and television and in print, especially during political campaigns and election-night coverage. Rail thin, with a glint of humour in his eyes, he could explain even the most erudite concepts succinctly and without condescension.
"He was humane, and he brought the world of politics to you in a way which made you feel that you could not only understand it, but participate in it," former governor-general Adrienne Clarkson said. The two met in 1965 when Ms. Clarkson was co-host of Take Thirty on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television. Prof. FOX, who shared in the "entertain-and-learn-along-the-way philosophy" of the program was a regular guest on Take Thirty for a decade. "I have not high enough words of praise for this man," Ms. Clarkson said.
Paul Wesley FOX was born in 1921, the younger of two sons of Paul Hazelton and Ida (née MEREDITH) FOX. On his father's side, his family pre-dated the United Empire Loyalists, having emigrated from the American Colonies to what is now Nova Scotia in the early 1760s. His mother's family heritage was English and Welsh. His father worked for the Canadian National Railway as an assistant superintendent of operations for several branch lines in eastern Ontario, and his mother was a homemaker.
Paul and his older brother Arthur were born in Orillia, Ontario, their mother's home town, probably because his father was at that time posted in northern Ontario. The family moved to Ottawa when Mr. FOX was transferred there by the Canadian National Railway. Paul went to First Avenue School, then Glebe Collegiate and finished high school in Barrie, after his father was transferred there.
He went to Victoria College in the University of Toronto in 1940 and volunteered in the Canadian officers Training Corps. An excellent student, Mr. FOX graduated in 1944 with the Ames gold medal in political economy and the Men's Senior Stick (an award given by the student body to the student they feel has made the greatest contribution) at Victoria College. He immediately was posted for officer training at an army camp in Brockville, Ontario, and then, with the rank of lieutenant, to what was then called Camp Utopia, near Gagetown, New Brunswick The war ended before he could be shipped overseas.
He went back to the University of Toronto in the fall of 1945 to undertake studies for a masters degree in political science, which he completed in 1947, while working in the department as a research associate. He won a British Council Scholarship and probably completed the residency requirements for his doctorate at the London School of Economics the following year, before interrupting his education to teach at what was then called Carleton College in Ottawa from 1948 to 1954. That's where he met Joan GLADWIN. They were married on June 20, 1951, and eventually had three sons, Rowley, Bruce and Nicholas.
The family moved to Toronto in 1954 after Mr. FOX accepted an appointment as an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in what was then called the Department of Economics and Political Economy. At the same time, he continued work on his doctoral thesis and received his doctorate from the University of London in 1959.
Prof. McLeod arrived at the University of Toronto from Saskatchewan in October, 1955 to begin his doctorate in political science and almost immediately met Prof. FOX. "He and his wife had me to dinner, the day we met, and I thought 'isn't Toronto such a friendly place,' and I never got invited any place else for about five years," Prof. McLeod said with a chuckle.
"He was a pleasure to work with and a privilege to know. Thoughtful, helpful co-operative and always ready to give sensible advice&hellip and a good man. I never heard anybody say anything critical of him."
Political scientist David COOK, now the principal of Victoria College, still remembers being in Prof. FOX's Politics 100 class when he was an undergraduate in the mid-sixties. The textbook was the second edition of Politics: Canada, edited by Prof. FOX. "He was a tremendous teacher with a wonderful sense of humour who knew many stories about political figures and could weave them into his teaching of the elementary aspects of Canadian government," according to Prof. COOK.
"He was able to establish an intimacy with the class" even in a large lecture hall. "You liked the man immediately."
Besides Politics: Canada, Prof. FOX was also the senior Canadian editor of The World Almanac from 1972-78, the general editor of the 24-book series, Politics, co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science from 1974-77 and president of the Canadian Political Science Association from 1979-80. He also served on the Advisory Committee on Research for the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism 1964-68, the Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation from 1965-71, and as chair of the Ontario Council on University Affairs from 1987-88.
He was a mentor to younger academic colleagues and a very successful principal of Erindale College, according to Prof. COOK, who spent many years in the central administration of the university and had many opportunities to observe Prof. FOX in action. "He had an amazing ability to make relationships work and he transformed Erindale's relationship with the community in Mississauga," Prof. COOK said. "He delegated well and he gave the college a sense of itself."
After teaching at the University of Toronto for more than 30 years, Prof. FOX officially retired in 1987 and was named an emeritus professor. He returned to the college where he had spent his undergraduate years and served as Senior Research Associate from 1988-2004 and on the board of Regents, including a term as chair.
About three years ago, Prof. FOX developed pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive disease in which the air sacs of the lungs become replaced by fibrotic tissue, making it very difficult for the lungs to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. He managed with supplementary oxygen but declined in the last year and went into palliative care at Grace Hospital in Toronto just after Thanksgiving.
Paul Wesley FOX, O.C., was born in Orillia, Ont, on September 22, 1921 and died in Toronto on October 18, 2007, of complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 86. He is survived by his wife Joan, his three sons, two grand_sons, his older brother Arthur and his extended family.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-14 published
CLOHECY, Hubert Delory " Hubie"
Passed away on Monday, November 12, 2007 at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, with his wife by his side and surrounded by his family. Hubie was born on July 24, 1925 in Hamilton and graduated from the University of Western Ontario (Assumption College) in Windsor, Ontario in 1947 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Hubie married his beautiful wife Alice Anne MacORD on June 21, 1947, and had six children: Brian, Tom, Michelle, Cathy, Patty and Carol, joined by his daughter and son-in-laws Jane, Rachel, Peter, Alan, Kelly, and Brian. Hubie cherished his family and especially his 14 grandchildren, Justin, Elizabeth, Bridgitte, Drew, Jason, John, Trish, Adam, Joshua, Caitlyn, Sarah, Ben, Samantha, and Max. Hubie started his long career in the construction industry at the Hamilton Construction Association in 1972; he retired from the Ontario General Contractors Association in 1990. with the "Hubie Dubie Do" where all his family Friends and associates celebrated his colourful career. Hubie made many Friends during his career and enjoyed them all. Hubie is survived by his sister Bernadette FORD and her children Diane, Donna and Herbie. He will be missed by his nieces Marlene and Joe SHEAHAN and their family and also by Suzanne MUIR, Arlene STABLES and Jennine MALCOLMSON. Thanks to Doctor Tim CUDDY, Doctor BERLINGIERI, the staff of 5W at Joseph Brant Hospital and to Fr. P. COOK. Visitation at the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 7 East Avenue South, Hamilton, on Thursday, November 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 3 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 79 Freelton Road, Freelton, on Friday November 16 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
www.pxdermodyfuneral.com Hats off to Hubie

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
KAULBACK, Susan Jane (née COOK)
Loving partner of Doug ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Sue passed away peacefully at home in Nova Scotia on Thursday November 15, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. Sadly missed by her parents Howard and Pamela COOK, twin sister Barbara, siblings Paul and Carolyn. Caring Aunt to Mackenzie, Gabriel and Anna. Respected teacher with T.D.S.B. for 30 years (R.J. Lang 1983-2001). Condolences to howcome@sympatico.ca As an expression of your sympathy a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A celebration of Susan's life will be held on January 27th in Toronto.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-08 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Eve Ridout
Widow of Leonard A. TAILOR/TAYLOR, nearing her 92nd birthday, died peacefully and comfortably in her home in the presence of her daughters, on December 5, 2007. Devoted mother of Eve-Lynne J. TROXEL (George Fabian) and Jocelyn M. COOK. Loving grandmother of Matthew and Allison LEE, Rebecca TROXEL and Jillian COOK. Sister of Grace (Bill) CLEMENTS. Predeceased by brothers Howard, Ernest and George RIDOUT, sister Mary AYERS, and sister-in-law Irene ANDREWS. Eve was loved, admired and respected by all who knew her and her passing will leave a huge gap in the hearts of her family and Friends. Special thanks to Doctor Mark NOWACYNSKI, Annette DRINKWATER from Senior Peoples' Resource in North Toronto and nurse Judy DEMPSEY for all their warm and loving care. Memorial service will be held at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home at 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. in Toronto, on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Flowers or donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-17 published
COOK, Bryn
Passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2007, in his 66th year. Bryn is survived by his loving and devoted wife Joan (nee GIBSON.) Cherished father of Wendy (Michael) and Andrew (Erin.) Very proud grandfather of Andy, Miranda, Bailey and new baby Bryn. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Rose Alice MURRAY and his extended family Jim, Hoot (Bonnie), Grant (Jenny), Juli and Bryce GIBSON. The Cook family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the team of numerous Friends and caregivers. Friends and family will be received at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Center (625 Birchmount Rd., north of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 from 10-11 a.m. Celebration of his life to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
IVEY, Beryl M. (née NURSE)
In the early hours of Christmas morning, in her 83rd year, 2007, Beryl IVEY died in her sleep of heart failure. She will be greatly missed by her husband Richard, her children Richard (Donna), Jennifer Ivey BANNOCK, Rosamond (John MacFARLANE) and Suzanne Ivey COOK (Dan,) her grandchildren Samantha, Alexandra and William IVEY, Olivia, Stephanie and Michael BANNOCK, and Dylan, Myles and Hayden COOK, and her brother Robert NURSE (Margaret.) Born in Chatham, Ontario, Beryl was predeceased by her parents Lt. Col. W. IVAN and Beatrice NURSE, and her sister Audrey WRIGHT.
A celebrated athlete in high school, Beryl attended Brescia College at the University of Western Ontario on full scholarship, earning a B.A., and then attended the Ontario College of Education.
In 1949 she began a 58 year partnership with Dick in which they focused on raising a family, volunteerism, community leadership and philanthropy. As the children grew, she became actively engaged as a board member for many arts organizations including the Shaw Festival and the National Ballet School. A lifelong interest in gardening and extensive travel to exotic destinations with Dick led Beryl to become increasingly enthralled by, and concerned for, nature's great gifts. For more than forty years, through environmental grantmaking at the Ivey Foundation and leadership at organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund Canada, she stood up and spoke out for conservation and the protection of biodiversity.
To round out her interests, for the last twenty years Beryl also devoted her considerable energy to the betterment of Canada's healthcare system through London based health care institutions, and to the advancement of education and research at The University of Western Ontario. Her devotion to volunteerism and philanthropy were recognized this year with her appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada.
Beryl's kind and generous nature, impeccable integrity, intellectual curiosity and pursuit of excellence were admired by all who knew her.
A private family service and burial will take place on her 83rd birthday, December 28th. A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation to Foundation Western at University of Western Ontario or London Community Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences and memories may be forward through www.humphreymiles.com.

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COOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-31 published
IVEY, Beryl M. (née NURSE)
In the early hours of Christmas morning, in her 83rd year, 2007, Beryl IVEY died in her sleep of heart failure. She will be greatly missed by her husband Richard, her children Richard (Donna), Jennifer Ivey BANNOCK, Rosamond (John MacFARLANE) and Suzanne Ivey COOK (Dan,) her grandchildren Samantha, Alexandra and William IVEY, Olivia, Stephanie and Michael BANNOCK, and Dylan, Myles and Hayden COOK, and her brother Robert NURSE (Margaret.) Born in Chatham, Ontario, Beryl was predeceased by her parents Lt. Col. W. Ivan and Beatrice NURSE, and her sister Audrey WRIGHT.
A celebrated athlete in high school, Beryl attended Brescia College at the University of Western Ontario on full scholarship, earning a B.A., and then attended the Ontario College of Education.
In 1949 she began a 58 year partnership with Dick in which they focused on raising a family, volunteerism, community leadership and philanthropy. As the children grew, she became actively engaged as a board member for many arts organizations including the Shaw Festival and the National Ballet School. A lifelong interest in gardening and extensive travel to exotic destinations with Dick led Beryl to become increasingly enthralled by, and concerned for, nature's great gifts. For more than forty years, through environmental grantmaking at the Ivey Foundation and leadership at organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund Canada, she stood up and spoke out for conservation and the protection of biodiversity.
To round out her interests, for the last twenty years Beryl also devoted her considerable energy to the betterment of Canada's healthcare system through London based health care institutions, and to the advancement of education and research at The University of Western Ontario. Her devotion to volunteerism and philanthropy were recognized this year with her appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada.
Beryl's kind and generous nature, impeccable integrity, intellectual curiosity and pursuit of excellence were admired by all who knew her.
A private family service and burial will take place on her 83rd birthday, December 28th. A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation to Foundation Western at University of Western Ontario or London Community Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences and memories may be forward through www.humphreymiles.com.

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