DAVENPORT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-27 published
DAVENPORT, Grace Louise Mae
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday October 24, 2007. Grace Louise Mae the beautiful baby girl of David and Julie. Dear granddaughter of Keith DAVENPORT and his wife Carol and Bill FRENCH and his wife Marg. Loved niece of Drew DAVENPORT and his wife Karyn and Jeff FRENCH. Dear cousin of Austin and Allison DAVENPORT. Grace will be fondly remembered by her great-aunts, great-uncles and by her extended family. A private family service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Grown in Grey, or the Grey County 4H would be appreciated by the family and may be made by calling Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home (519) 376-2326. Condolences may be sent to the family through life@breckenridgeashcroft.com

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DAVENPORT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-26 published
City loses 'remarkable force'
By Patrick MALONEY and Claire NEARY, Sun Media, Wed., December 26, Beryl IVEY, the London icon whose philanthropy touched education, health care and the arts in London and beyond, has died. She was 82.
Though she and her husband of nearly 60 years, Dick, moved to Toronto about 18 months ago, her love of the place she called home since arriving for university never waned, her family says.
"She missed London enormously," her son Richard IVEY said from his Toronto home last night.
"She loved London and she loved many of the institutions, big and small, in London."
IVEY was felled by a heart attack Sunday and hospitalized in Toronto. She died there yesterday morning, three days shy of her 83rd birthday.
But on Monday -- Christmas Eve -- she was in "vintage form," her son said. "So, we all got to say hi and bye."
As news of the death spread yesterday, praise poured in for IVEY, who, along with her husband, donated an estimated $150 million and left a lasting mark on the Forest City.
"This city and province and country has lost a great Canadian," said Tony DAGNONE, former chief executive of the London Health Sciences Centre.
At the University of Western Ontario, whose prestigious business school bears the Ivey name, there's no overstating the effects of her generosity, said University of Western Ontario president Paul DAVENPORT.
"I feel an enormous admiration for all she's done for London and for Londoners," he said. "The Ivey family is the foremost benefactor of (Western). There's no doubt about that."
Far from just a financial donor, the modest, five-foot-two IVEY believed passionately in the institutions she supported, said London member of provincial parliament Deb MATTHEWS. IVEY's legacy in London, said Mayor Anne Marie DECICCO- BEST, will live on indefinitely.
A private funeral will be held in London Friday, her birthday, and a memorial at a later date. She will be buried in London.
Born Beryl NURSE in 1924 in Chatham to a Canadian army lieutenant-colonel who taught elementary school, and a former military nurse, IVEY was a celebrated track star who arrived at University of Western Ontario in 1943. It was the academic scholarship she received that would inspire her generosity years later, she said in a 2005 interview.
She graduated valedictorian from University of Western Ontario-affiliated Brescia College -- to which she would years later give $750,000 for a library expansion -- and became a teacher at Beal secondary school in London.
She married Dick IVEY, who she met in her first year at University of Western Ontario, and joined his wealthy family, co-founders of the Empire Brass Manufacturing Co., now known as Emco.
In the 1950s, the pair had four children, to whom Friends say they passed along their sense of generosity. It was Dick's father, Richard G. IVEY, who in 1947 incorporated the Ivey Foundation.
Beryl is credited with the business-like approach to philanthropy the family adopted in the 1970s.
She and Dick passed along control of the foundation to their four children in 1997.
The list of organizations the Ivey generosity helped is long and distinguished: University of Western Ontario and the London Health Sciences Centre, the Grand Theatre, Museum London, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and Parkwood Hospital.
For Beryl and Dick, travel also was a passion. Business often took them to Europe, but they also made several trips to Africa and to the remote Arctic.
They were art enthusiasts, and Beryl's love of the outdoors was referenced by Friends last night, with one calling her an "amazing gardener."
To celebrate the 55th anniversary of their mother's graduation from Western, IVEY's children created the Beryl Ivey Garden at the university, which includes plants from her own garden.
About two years ago the couple moved to Toronto to be closer to their children, effectively severing the historic family's last physical presence in London.
In June, Beryl was named to the Order of Canada. It was an honour she eagerly anticipated receiving this February, friend Bill BRADY of London said last night. While she will be remembered for her generosity, BRADY -- who called IVEY "a remarkable force" said she was anything but a cheque-writer. "She was no pushover.
"You had to make a strong case for (support); you had to prove it was worthwhile."

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DAVENPORT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
Benefactor Beryl IVEY dead at 82
By Patrick MALONEY and Claire NEARY, The Canadian Press, Page A7
Toronto -- Beryl IVEY, an iconic philanthropist who for decades supported education, health care and the arts across Ontario and beyond, died yesterday at 82.
Ms. IVEY suffered a heart attack Sunday and was hospitalized in Toronto.
She died there yesterday morning, three days shy of her 83rd birthday.
Ms. IVEY's son Richard said that his mother was in "vintage form" right up until her death.
As news of the death slowly spread, praise poured in for Ms. IVEY, who, along with her husband, donated an estimated $150-million to various causes through the Ivey Foundation.
"This city and province and country has lost a great Canadian," said Tony DAGNONE, former chief executive of the London Health Sciences Centre.
At the University of Western Ontario, whose business school now bears the Ivey name, the effects of her generosity cannot be overstated, University of Western Ontario president Paul DAVENPORT said. A private funeral will take place in London on Friday and a memorial will be held at a later date.
Born Beryl NURSE in 1924 in Chatham, Ontario, she was a celebrated track star when she arrived at University of Western Ontario in 1943. She married Dick IVEY, whom she met two months into her first year at University of Western Ontario.
Dick's father, Richard G. IVEY, incorporated the Ivey Foundation in 1947. Beryl, however, is credited with the businesslike approach to philanthropy the family adopted in the 1970s.
In June, she was named to the Order of Canada.
Her friend Bill Brady - who called Ms. IVEY "a remarkable force" - said she was "no pushover" when it came to cash.
"You had to make a strong case for [financial support]. You had to prove it was worthwhile. I can't think of another philanthropic family who did the kind of research they did."

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DAVEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-03 published
DAVEY, John Edward
Of R.R.#2 Chesley passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Monday, January 1, 2007 in his 90th year. Loving brother of Mabel DAVEY and brother-in-law of Ruth DAVEY, both of R.R.#2 Chesley. John will be missed by his nieces Carol, Donna and Karen as well as his nephew Douglas. Predeceased by his brother William and his parents, John and Grace (GREEN) DAVEY. At John's request, there will be no visitation and a graveside service will be held at the Chesley Cemetery on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Geneva Presbyterian Church or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DAVEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-08 published
GRAINGER, William Frederick " Bill"
Honourary Colonel of the Grey and Simcoe Foresters, O.St.J., CD, Phmb.
After a courageous battle and with great dignity, Bill passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Billie Deyell GOUGH for over 62 years. Cherished father of Penny GARVIN and her husband Ken, Katie GILLESPIE and her husband Tom and Susan DAVEY and her husband John all of Owen Sound. Adored grandfather of Sarah and Heather GARVIN, Mitchell and Megan GILLESPIE and William, Elizabeth and Kathleen DAVEY. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, Owen Sound 519-376-3710 for visiting on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 866 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound on Tuesday afternoon November 13, 2007 at 1 o'clock with Reverend Doctor Ted CREEN officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Saint_John Ambulance, Owen Sound Branch, the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation or Presbyterians Aiding Nicaragua would be appreciated. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. No. 6, Owen Sound will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 15 p.m. Members of St. George's Lodge 88, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m., all Masonic brethren welcome. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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DAVEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-29 published
BEAUPRE, Margaret (née GILBERT)
Of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. She was 86. Born in Toronto, daughter of the late George and Maria (née HYLAND) GILBERT. Margaret served in the 2nd World War for the Red Cross in London, England. She worked for Imperial Oil, St. Clair Avenue, Toronto for 20 years and spoke often of her love for Whitney, Ontario in the Algonquin Park area, where she spent many childhood summers and one whole year between grade school and high school. Most of all she loved her family. Survived by her daughter Collette BEAUPRE of Hanover, sons Michael (Irene) of Toronto and John (Theodora) of Calgary, grandchildren Stephen (Jodi), Sarah (Dave), Maggie (Dan), Nathan, Benjamin, Madeleine, Colin, Christopher, Marc, Emily and Margot, great-grandchildren Jake, Zak, Brittany, Jessica, Holli, Matthew, Noah, Augustus and Brendan. Also survived by sisters Ann ADAM/ADAMS of Oshawa and Jean DAVEY of California and sister-in-law Audrey GILBERT of Toronto. Predeceased by her husband Michael BEAUPRE, sister Mary TURVEY, brothers Philip and Harry. Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m., at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiating. Cremation to follow with interment in St. Croix Cemetery, Lafontaine, Ontario. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or The Red Cross Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DAVEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-04 published
DAVEY, James Wilkie
In the early morning of Wednesday, January 3, 2007, Wilkie passed away in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Marion for 55 years and loved father of John (Brian MOORE,) Beth (Berhanu ASEFA) and Valerie (Chris MUELLER.) Proud grandpa to Jamie, Regatu and Isabel ASEFA, and Will, Owen and Nate MUELLER. The family would like to thank Wilkie's caregivers while he was at home, and the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital's K-Wing for all their care over the past few months. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, January 4th. Funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6th in Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue. If so desired, a donation in Wilkie's memory may be made to the Glenview Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund (Toronto M4R 1P5) or to a charity of your choice.

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DAVEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
He was first North American reporter to go behind the Bamboo Curtain
Dispatched to China in the 1950s, he covered the Orient and the Middle East for two decades with Associated Press, writes Sandra MARTIN. He ended his career at The Globe and Mail
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
A triple hitter as a reporter, editor and photographer, David LANCASHIRE was the Zelig of foreign correspondents. Wherever trouble brewed, he was there reporting back by telephone, telegraph or whatever other communications tool he could commandeer, in prose that was succinct, accurate and sparkling with precise and evocative detail.
The first North American correspondent to report from mainland China in the 1950s, he covered the Orient and the Middle East for Associated Press for two decades.
"David had a certain almost insouciance, which gave his personality the racy, devil-may-care air of a young boulevardier. At its best, his writing could be spectacular with the ability to take the reader along with him on a specific assignment," said Clark DAVEY, a former managing editor of The Globe and Mail.
"One of his many endearing qualities was his modesty," said Marcus Eliason, an Associated Press assistant international editor, "so it took a long time to know that he had scored a huge coup by getting a visa to go into Red China in the 1950s and produced a series of stories that was the first look into this closed society."
The two men worked together in Israel in the small Associated Press bureau in Tel Aviv from 1972 to 1976. "What I saw in him was a wonderful reporter, a man of enormous curiosity, a guy who always found something good to say about whatever culture he was covering," Mr. Eliason said. "He would go to the most exotic, strange and even dangerous places, but he always came back with a little story that brought the people and their lives alive to you." Speaking of Mr. Lancaster as an editor, he said: "In his quiet and unimposing way, he made you feel how a story should work, how to get it right, how to be fair, all the things that we desperately need [to know.]"
David Miles LANCASHIRE was born the year after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the middle of three sons of Robert Harold LANCASHIRE and his wife Victoria (CAMPBELL.) His father held an eclectic series of jobs from musician to house detective at the Royal York Hotel and his mother was the daughter of Colin CAMPBELL, the city editor of the Toronto Star. By his late teens, he was bored with school and in love with playing the trombone. There's a story he liked to tell about spending the afternoon at what was probably the Victory Burlesque on Spadina Avenue. At the show's end, the lights came on, Mr. LANCASHIRE got up from his seat to leave and spotted his father, also playing hooky, sitting in the seat behind him. Neither one of them ever told Mrs. LANCASHIRE about their clandestine encounter.
Jazz brought him together with artist and musician Michael SNOW on a snowy night in 1948, when Mr. Lancaster paid 75 cents to hear three bands, including Ken Dean's Hot Seven, play at Lansdowne Hall in Toronto's West End. The two men began playing together as part of a group - Mr. Snow on the piano and Mr. LANCASHIRE on the trombone - at venues such as Balmy Beach, fraternity houses and the Snow family living room. In 1953, they went separately to Europe, but kept meeting by chance at clubs in Italy, France and Belgium. Mr. SNOW dropped into a club called La Rose Noire in Brussels and there was Mr. LANCASHIRE, the only Canadian in a Belgian combo. Soon, Mr. SNOW was playing there too. One night, Quincy Jones, Clifford Brown and a few other players from the touring Lionel Hampton Orchestra wandered in and jammed with them. A few days later, in Paris, Mr. Jones wrote and recorded a song he called La Rose Noire. And so it went for a couple of carefree years. "There was something very special about him," Mr. Snow said. "He was one of my very best Friends."
Wandering around Europe convinced Mr. LANCASHIRE, a high-school drop out, that he wanted to become a foreign correspondent, although he lacked any training - including the ability to type. He came back to Canada and talked his way into a job on the Quebec Chronicle Telegraph in 1954. After four months, he transferred to The Montreal Herald, where he worked as a crime reporter for a year. In 1955, he returned to Toronto and landed a job as a general reporter at The Globe and Mail. The late Richard (Dic) DOYLE remembers him in his book Hurly Burly as "a quiet gangling fellow" who was "a jazz nut." He once came across a sale of military drums in a loft on Yonge Street, and persuaded several of his senior editors to fit themselves out with drum kits. Mr. Davey still uses the regimental bass drum he acquired as a coffee table.
Restless from chasing fires and covering press conferences, Mr. LANCASHIRE longed to go to China, which had been largely out of bounds to foreign journalists since the Communist Revolution of 1949 had brought Mao Zedong to power. In September, 1956, Mr. LANCASHIRE wrote a letter to Premier Zhou Enlai asking for a visa. Some time later, he cornered managing editor Tommy MUNNS and offered himself as The Globe's first China correspondent. Mr. MUNNS declined.
Coincidentally, China announced that it would make visas available to American correspondents, an overture that triggered an embargo from the U.S. State Department, denying U.S. citizens the right to apply for a visa. The next day, Mr. LANCASHIRE received a wire from Mr. Zhou saying his application had been accepted. He quit The Globe, shopped his services to news agencies and was quickly hired on a freelance contract by the Associated Press in New York. Mr. LANCASHIRE flew to Hong Kong and walked across the bridge into China, the first reporter for any U.S. news organization on the Chinese mainland since 1949.
Before his two-month visa expired, he travelled more than 8,000 kilometres and produced a lengthy series of stories on life behind what was called the Bamboo Curtain. "Red China today is an immense machine with 600 million moving parts, running at top speed," Mr. LANCASHIRE wrote in an eerily prescient Associated Press story from Hong Kong on December 15, 1956. "Its 600 million individuals are sacrificing individually at Communist behest in an all-consuming drive to change a backward, poverty ridden nation into a modern state.
"China has the largest labour force in the world. And with the straining sinews of the 600 millions, she is struggling to reach a fantastic goal - to leave the middle ages behind and equal the United States in industrial power by the year 2000."
Based on his reportage, he was hired as an Associated Press staff foreign correspondent, a job he kept for the next two decades, filing many wire-service stories that ended up in the columns of his old newspaper. He spent three years in East Asia, reporting from Japan, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok and Saigon and almost every other country in the region. In 1960, he moved to Beirut and a new assignment as a roving Middle East correspondent. It was in Beirut that he met Adrienne (Dédée) TELDERS, a young woman from The Hague, Netherlands, who was working as a secretary at the Dutch embassy. They married in July, 1961. Their son Michael was born in 1963, followed by Adriaan in 1964.
"Writing for Associated Press meant covering everything from economics in Tokyo to opium dens in Laos, rigged elections in Tehran and Investiture of Prince Charles in Wales," Mr. LANCASHIRE wrote later. He covered nine wars, including the 1958 civil strife in Indonesia, the Sino-Indian war of 1962, ongoing Mideast conflict, the Turkish assault on Cyprus in 1974 and the overthrow of the Imam of Yemen in 1962. He also reported on Pope Paul VI's visit to Jerusalem in 1964, and Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in Iran.
In 1968, he transferred to London, but he and his wife missed the tumult of the of Middle East and he snapped up an opportunity to move to Israel as news editor for Associated Press in Tel Aviv in 1972, where he covered the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Selling their London house before heading back to the Middle East was his only regret, he explained earlier this year in a conversation about escalating British house prices.
In the mid-1970s, the LANCASHIREs decided it was time to "Canadianize" their teenaged sons. At about the same time, Mrs. LANCASHIRE was diagnosed with the early stages of multiple sclerosis, a chronic, inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. He quit Associated Press in 1976 and returned to Canada and The Globe, where he worked as chief feature writer.
"I loved the man," Ed O'DACRE, the paper's former features editor, said yesterday. "He could do whatever you asked him to do. Clarity was his forte. His style was simple, perfect, clear English." His writing was not hit-of-the-week stuff that called attention to itself, said Mr. O'DACRE, but it lasted. "That was his virtuosity - you didn't notice his skill."
After suffering a heart attack in the newsroom in 1981, Mr. LANCASHIRE took time off to recuperate and returned to the newspaper as an editor. He was 63 when he retired in June, 1994, after The Globe announced an editorial buyout package. He devoted himself to caring for his wife and kept up a lively correspondence in The Globe's letters page, pointing out slips and inconsistencies in polite but pithy notes. He also reviewed jazz books and wrote travel articles that were rich in anecdotes and experience.
After the first Persian Gulf war, he wrote a piece about Jordan reopening its deserts to tourism with a reprise of the lead he had written 25 years earlier when the country, having lost most of its tourist attractions during the Six-Day War in 1967, launched a camel safari as a lure for foreign visitors.
"The tents are folded and the caravan winds into the desert. The sun pours down like molten brass on a line of lurching camels and hooded riders. Rifles glint from the saddles."
While much was the same, much had changed between his two trips. "On our final night in the desert, we had a fireside feast of mutton and rice eaten with bare hands. Sitting across from the fire, a gnarled old Bedouin suddenly interrupted the conversation. One of the Palestinian policemen translated: 'He says, praise God that tomorrow the rain will fall from the skies again.' "
A wise nomad in tune with the elements, Mr. LANCASHIRE thought to himself. Reverting to journalist mode, he asked the Bedouin how he knew rain was coming. The old man reached into his robe, pulled something out and silently handed it to Mr. LANCASHIRE. "It was a gorgeous little radio - olive-green colour, shaped like an avocado, and into its side was set a little silver plaque that read, Pierre Cardin, Paris."
This past summer, he began cleaning out his files and uncovered a pile of negatives covering his Middle East years. He had the best of them printed, framed them himself, and had a one man photography show in Kilgour's, a pub in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood. He also found the letter that jogged his memory about his 1962 trip to Yemen. It formed the basis for his final Globe article, about a time there when "there were no hotels, no tourists, not even a road to the capital, only a rocky track for trucks and camels."
At the time, Mr. LANCASHIRE was based in Aden, sharing a room in the Rock Hotel with the correspondent for The Observer, a man named Kim Philby - the very same Soviet spy who disappeared from the Mideast four months later and was uncovered as Britain's infamous "Third Manitoba" Ever the professional, Mr. LANCASHIRE captured the traitor's image on film.
David Miles LANCASHIRE was born in Toronto on December 30, 1930. He died of a heart attack at his home on September 10, 2007. He was 76. He is survived by his wife Dédée, his sons Michael and Adriaan, his daughter-in-law Mayte, two grandchildren and extended family.

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DAVEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
GRAINGER, William Frederick " Bill"
Honourary Colonel of the Grey and Simcoe Foresters, O.St.J., CD, Phmb.
After a courageous battle and with great dignity, Bill passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Billie Deyell GOUGH for over 62 years. Cherished father of Penny GARVIN and her husband Ken, Katie GILLESPIE and her husband Tom and Susan DAVEY and her husband John all of Owen Sound. Adored grandfather of Sarah and Heather GARVIN, Mitchell and Megan GILLESPIE and William, Elizabeth and Kathleen DAVEY. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, Owen Sound 519-376-3710 for visiting on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 866 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound on Tuesday afternoon November 13, 2007 at 1 o'clock with Reverend Doctor Ted CREEN officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Saint_John Ambulance, Owen Sound Branch, the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation or Presbyterians Aiding Nicaragua would be appreciated. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. No. 6, Owen Sound will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 15 p.m. Members of St. George's Lodge #88, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m., all Masonic brethren welcome. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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DAVID o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
BURK/BURKE, Barbara (née CHALMERS)
Barbara BURK/BURKE, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, November 3, 2007. She was 69.
Born in Toronto, daughter of the late Walter and Florence (nee MAYNARD) CHALMERS. Barbara was a bookkeeper/ secretary at Hanover Motors until retiring. Barb was a proud member of the Hanover Police Service Board, serving three terms over 13 years. She was also a member of the Hanover Public Library Board from 1985 to Survived by her daughter Michelle (Shawn) HAGGERTY of Fergus, son Wayne BURK/BURKE (Susan MARTELLOTTI) of London, grandchildren Megan (Shawn) SIMPSON, Leslie BURK/BURKE, Dana BURK/BURKE, Theron HAGGERTY and Marissa HAGGERTY, great-grandchild Alex SIMPSON and step-granddaughter Shauni HAGGERTY. Also survived by her sisters Donna (Doug) SCHAUS of Hanover, Carol Anne (Dennis) KUPFERSCHMIDT of Mildmay, brother William (Elaine) CHALMERS of Neustadt, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joe (Mabel) BURK/BURKE of Point Clark, and sister-in-law Susie Marie DONALDSON of Hanover. Predeceased by her husband Ronald BURK/BURKE and brothers Kenneth, Robert and Ronald.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Monday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Hanover Missionary Church. Rev. Peter GIBBINS officiated. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Pall bearers were Ben KUPFERSCHMIDT, Kevin CHALMERS, Mark SCHAUS, Alvin GREIN, Bob WHITE/WHYTE and Tracy DAVID.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Children's Health Foundation, Hanover Hospital Foundation or Hanover Library were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DAVIDOVICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
OXFORD, Kay Frances Clare (née DAVIDOVICH)
Mother, wife, teacher, college administrator, best friend to many. Born April 12, 1945, in London, England. Died February 8 of cancer in Toronto, aged 61.
By Dianne LOCOCO, Lynne KURYLO and Hilde ZIMMER and Earle OXFORD, Page L6
'I'm the luckiest person in the world." Days after being told that her cancer was inoperable, Kay, on impulse, took off to London for a long weekend. She was the Energizer Bunny, on the hop the whole time.
Kay's affinity for England was engendered by her English mother, Phyllis NASH. Kay's tenacity was engendered by her father, Stephen DAVIDOVICH. Stephen was a Canadian army officer in wartime London, where he met and married Phyllis.
"A wisp of air in a breeze," was how her father described Kay. She flitted from one social engagement to another, gracing hundreds of Friends with warmth, mirth and gifts of the Bruce Peninsula pottery she so loved.
How Kay shoehorned daily coffees, lunches, dinners with Friends and chats with shop clerks, bus drivers and students into her rigorous schedule as an administrator at George Brown College is a study in time management. She worked tirelessly for more than 40 years to facilitate access to education for new Canadians.
Kay's many years of volunteer work reflect her varied interests. A long-time student of Canadian history and heritage, she was a member of and volunteer at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse museum. Patients in the palliative care unit at Saint Michael's Hospital loved Kay's natural warmth and caring. Her spirit will live on in the lively annual neighbourhood parties that she instigated.
Kay was a saint with a broad swath of wicked humour painted up her steel spine. After her first operation, in 2003, I called her husband, Earle, who said, "Kay's fine." He meant that he hoped Kay would be okay, so I thought Kay was fine and sent flowers with a cocky note: "Start eating. Get off the Calista Flockhart I.V. diet." Kay telephoned. "You don't know they removed 2/3 of my stomach, do you?" I didn't. "I have cancer." I didn't know that either. "The nurses are upset with you." Kay thought it was hilarious. For the next 3½ years, she would tease me about my faux pas and delight in my squirming.
The last time I saw Kay, her health was fading quickly. She was weak and couldn't talk for long. But she spoke of her unbridled love for and pride in her son, John Daniel. She spoke of how wonderfully caring Earle was and the "lovely" talks they were sharing. She whispered, "I'm the luckiest person in the world."
The day before Valentine's Day, St. Philip's Anglican Church was packed. It was a testament not to Kay's luck, but to her heart.
Kay's friend Dianne LOCOCO wrote this with help from Lynne KURYLO, Hilde ZIMMER and Earle OXFORD.

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DAVIDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-13 published
ARBACK, Nathan
On Thursday, July 12, 2007 at North York General. With his family around him, Nathan ARBACK, beloved husband, and best friend to Rena. Devoted father to Dena and Jay SHANKER, Larry and Marsha NICOLS, Debra and Steven GOLD, and Marc and Vici NICOLS. Grandfather to Alexis and Ian DAVIDS, Carrie NICOLS, Eryn and Andrew MILLER, and Daniel ARBACK- ROZEN. Adored great-grandfather to James MILLER. Grandfather by love to Jaimy and Daniel SHANKER. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, July 13th at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Emeth Synagogue section at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 1 Chedington Place #7C, daily from 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of shiva gifts, memorial donations may be made to the Nathan Arback Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-20 published
An Essay on the Anniversary of my Father's Death
By Gary EDWARDS, Page 6
David Francis EDWARDS (February 7, 1956-June 17, 2006.
Upon my father's death last June, one of the more pressing questions we faced was a matter of two saddles. What to do with them? David was, at best, an aspiring horseman and, from the beginning, his equestrian ambitions were the topic of many (often nasty) arguments in the Edwards household.
I was 15 when he brought, in conspiracy with my sister, the Arabs home. Most might recoil at purchasing livestock without even a few acres of land on which to stable it. My father's hallmark practicality (he trained as a Certified Management Accountant, let's not forget) was, how ever, voiceless against his unbridled desire for a horse - or two We could have lived in a sewer on the moon and would eventually find ourselves owning the beasts.
Of course, our horsies never ended up being more than lawn ornaments. This is not to say David lost interest. He just never quite got around to breaking them. One by one, a number of things accrued around them: a lunge line used once or twice, bridles, a beautiful 30 acre farm, the most oddly painted barn in Grey Co., combs and brushes, fencing books, magazines. And, of course the two saddles. If we'd set them up in the living room and invited guests to sit on them, they'd have seen more use.
I'm sure a lot of people, myself included, laughed at my father for his flight of fancy. But we laugh when we ought meditate. David didn't break the horses because he didn't need to. For all of his account books, number crunching and shrewdness, he was essentially a dreamer who could be just as easily satisfied with what might be as with what is. He was a grasshopper masquerading as an ant.
The memory of my father I put the highest price on is not my own but one I inherited from him. When he was a little boy of about four, still living at Edwards Lake in Singhampton, he was very envious of his brothers and sisters simply because they had the great privilege of attending school. Refusing to miss out, he would head to the orchard to conduct his own mock-school. I doubt Wordsworth could conceive a more beautiful image than that of a little blonde boy making a schoolhouse out of the orchard.
David did make it to a real school where reality proved less appetizing than fantasy. Unaware of the miniature hierarchies that grow free as weeds where people are concerned, the young boy made the great mistake of sitting in a desk regularly occupied by a schoolmate of rather larger proportions. The two boys were quite mystified by one another: the older boy at the nerve of the younger and the younger at being ejected from his chosen place. He quickly shed his orchard-nourished notions about schooling.
Daddy thereafter made a career out of running away from school. Ellen DAVIDSON remembers his daily escapes. He would show up and apparently, when he'd decided he'd learned enough for the day, make for the road Poor Ellen, of course, would be in hot pursuit. It was only after more "persuasive" discipline that he managed to stay in his desk the entire day.
It did, as life often does, get better. In her eulogy - for my father, Rosemary DICKINSON told a story I shall carry to my own death with pride. In those days, Rosemary liked to have her students discuss current topics in formal debate. She would present the topic, designate the "Yea" and "Nay" sides of the room and allow students to choose their preferred positions. Only once did the plan almost falter. While the class would usually sort themselves into piles of "Yes" and "No", one day a topic (long-forgotten) brought them all over to one side of the room. Rosemary looked, probably with some distress, at the empty half and wondered aloud if a debate would be possible. A lone boy emerged, offering to take the opposing side, thus pitting himself against the rest of the class. Other students eventually joined him but it was my father who was willing to "do it" alone. This courage is a quality from which my mother, my sister and I benefited our entire lives.
David grew up in what was, even in the 50's and 60's, a large family. His parents, Lillian (née WINTERS) and Francis, managed a grand total of 9 children: Bonnie, Bill, Jim, Marion, Joyce, David, Paul, Kenny and Brian. To call the Edwards boys boisterous would be putting it lightly. I have heard enough Dukes of Hazzard-esque tales about my uncles to know why eyebrows raise when I inform people I'm an Edwards. Of the boys, my father (along with his younger brother Kenny) was considerably more docile. This is not to say David couldn't be difficult&hellip
He had, for example, a tendency to know everything. Whether it was on the matter of how to birth a calf, when to plant or the state of the nation, young David was expert. Of course, he made the mistake of sharing all his knowledge - which irritated his own father to no end. Rare is the Edwards who cannot recall the shouting matches and temper tantrums (approaching fisticuffs) that would unravel between father and son at the kitchen table. Years later, seeing my own infallible knowledge set against my father's, my grandmother would note "just like old times". The continuity pleased her.
Though a bit enraptured with his own intelligence, David was clearly a very smart young man, as former teacher Edna LUKIANCHUK has it, "a silver tongue". Becoming a management accountant, he found an outlet for his combination.
I cannot imagine how difficult life must have been for my father. To be in school with a pretty wife and two young children is unthinkable to me. While most students in their early-to-mid twenties are preoccupied with the flutterings of the heart, making the rent and maybe passing the odd exam, my father had a stay-at-home wife, an infant daughter with an enchanting smile and a toddler son whose favourite game was, "Let's bother Daddy while he's studying." When all of that was finally finished and the diploma was mounted on the wall, David had to figure out just what to do with his family. And so, like all good sons of Osprey, he moved home.
It wasn't long before David and his wife Sandra (née BERRIAULT) were building their house on Inglis Drive just off the 8th Line. For their home, they selected a ravine lot with a spectacular view of the Beaver River behind.
Meanwhile, David served Craigleith Ski Club as Chief Financial Officer. There, he made a number of lasting Friendships, most notably with his dear cousin Lois PARKS. Dad was a kind and capable, though volatile, boss, were there a thermometer measuring emotional temperatures in the office, it would have burst many times. Despite the heated arguments (perhaps because of them), David and his staff retained exceptional solidarity. At Devil's Glen (where David became General Manager in 2003), he began to develop similar bonds.
It was, however, as a community leader that David made his most resounding public success. Those days of community work were tireless. There was the Feversham Fair Board, the Hospital Board (first Markdale and then on to Owen Sound), Municipal politics, Heritage Celebrations, Hall Boards and so forth. All of these civic projects meant little sleep and much stress but also a feeling that he was contributing to the thing he cared about (after his family) most: the community his ancestors built 150 years before. David particularly distinguished himself on Osprey Council where his terrier-like tenacity, know-how with numbers and lathe-like tongue made him darling to some, pest to others. This, I am learning as I grow older, is another family trait. Indeed, when asked why he would vote for David in one election, an older gentleman (perhaps remembering David's grandfather's tenure as Deputy Reeve) said, "Well he's an Edwards and they don't take orders from nobody." Whether or not this quality is a mark of integrity or sheer contrariness only heaven will say.
The more shoes Jennifer and I outgrew, the less involved Daddy became in civic life. His interests slowly turned to more personal passions: his horses, hobby farming and reading. Shortly after the horses, there came a farm near Rob Roy at the end of a blind sideroad. This was, with neighbours almost 1 km away, a lonely place where passing cars provided heart-racing excitement and endless speculation. He and Mother, however, found immense peace here.
For David, if not for me, there was always something to do on the farm. Jennifer, my sister, saw these jobs as a source of amusement that (to me) bordered on the perverse. They performed the tasks joking and chattering away like jaybirds - staging mock executions with the chainsaw, performing elaborate imitations, teasing the dog. For me, each task was a race against time. David, conversely, considered a job worth doing was worth doing thoroughly. My experiments with "time conservation" were not appreciated.
There were also the famous trees. Over the years, hundreds of them - ranging from costly maples and mountain ash to little pine seedlings - made their way into the soil. They were all placed, planted and maintained with a clock-maker's precision.
Reading, however, was a thing over which we could bond. Like many readers, Daddy was greedy with time. "Oh", he would moan and wail, "why can't everyone just leave me alone to finish my book." Only Mother could pry his hands from the covers.
One can't talk about my father without mentioning a tendency to a little innocent gossip. "What's the scoop?" he would ask, hurling himself into conversation. Hearing and telling little stories of minor misdeeds was the lifeblood of our family. This is not to say we're a malicious bunch -curious (I hope) is a better adjective.
Up until the death of David's mother in July, 2005, my father and I would regularly head over to the home farm to hear gossip that was recent, twenty years old or even one hundred years past. Together, they would talk about people I'd never met, sometimes my father had never met and occasionally people my grandmother never met. Yet, these little narratives (these gossips) were so intricately woven as to appear life-like. There are times when my Great-Great-Grandmother (who disappeared in the Huckleberry Marsh in 1915 and may or may not have been murdered) seems more real to me than the people I spend hours with each day. Perhaps this is because many of the most intimate relationships have always formed around gossip and story -- around memory.
On the night my father died, we went for a drive - our habit on summer evenings. The week had been busy: I was in the throes of an essay on Milton and terrorism and recovering from food poisoning; my sister graduated days before; he and Mother had just planted a number of trees; there were lots of things to worry about at work. We went down to Tim Horton's where he (for once) denied his famed sweet tooth and chose a tea biscuit. I had yogurt. We had a quiet drive home.
In the morning, we had a pair of saddles.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-27 published
BRADLEY, Joyce
The family of Joyce BRADLEY would like to thank family and Friends for all their support at such a difficult time. The amount of donations, beautiful flowers, food and cards was overwhelming. Special thanks to the ambulance and the Dundalk Fire Department for their quick response and continuing support in our time of sorrow. Thanks to Norm JACK of McMillan and Jack Funeral Home and to Rev. Mark DAVIDSON and the Presbyterian church ladies. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
- George, Judy, Bob, Gary, RuthAnn and families.
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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-08 published
FLUNEY, Dell
Thank you to all the family, Friends and neighbours for their support, floral tributes, memorial donations and attending the visitation of the passing of our dear Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Dell, on July 13, 2007. Thank you to the staff of McMillan and Jack Funeral Home of Dundalk, with their assistance of the funeral arrangements. Special appreciation to Rev. Mark DAVIDSON of Dundalk Presbyterian Church, who officiated at the service and interment. Also Dundalk Presbyterian Ladies for the lunch provided after the service, it was very much appreciated.
Sincerely, the FLUNEY family
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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-10 published
CLARKE, Charles Edward " Chuck"
Heartfelt thanks go out to each and every one who has helped in every way over the past few weeks, also the messages of sympathy and food brought to our home. To Ken HARRISON for his memories, and for singing Falling Leaves accompanied by Ken LYTLE, and Murray IRWIN and Audrey DOWLING singing Railroad to Heaven. To Rev. Mark DAVIDSON for his comforting words over the past few months and at the celebration of Chuck's life. These things all help make Chuck's passing much easier. Thank you to Kathy KOCHER for providing lunch after the service.
Sincerely,
- Dorothy, Nancy, Wayne and family, Alan, Jena.
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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-21 published
LOCK, Timothy A.
Timothy A. LOCK, " Tim the Tool Man." Passed on Friday November 9, 2007 in his 48th year, surrounded by his wife, parents, best friend Paul and special friend and advocate Sue at the home that he shared with Karen (DAVIDSON) LOCK in north Mulmur. On Sunday, October 28, 2007 Tim and Karen were married in a private ceremony at the historic Corbetton Church on the grounds of the Dufferin County Museum surrounded by a small circle of relatives and Friends. Tim was a very loving, sensitive, loyal partner and best friend to Karen. He was the source of her strength in difficult times as well as the source of her happiness in their day to day life. The marriage ceremony reflected the depth of their commitment to each other in the face of the circumstances they faced. Tim was a dedicated father to his daughter Tabitha, who changed his life from the first moment she was laid in his arms. He was also a very special friend to her younger brother T.J. Tim's warm and irrepressible spirit and sense of humour will also be deeply missed by his parents, Robert and Dianna of Brantford, brother and sister-in-law Terry and Joy of Waterford, Tabitha's mother Rene of Brantford, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His Friends in the Brantford and Mulmur areas have lost a steady and reliable friend who was always there for them with a smile and a story. Several years ago Tim started his own handyman business under the name "Tim the Tool Man" and in this capacity, finally found his calling and experienced great satisfaction and happiness in his vocation. Clients in the Mulmur/Clearview/Collingwood area can attest to his skills, creativity, honesty and work ethic. Since Tim's diagnosis of terminal cancer 6 months ago, he strove to retain his sense of humour and optimism and in keeping with his character, was more concerned with the impact of the situation on others than himself. His courage in the face of these circumstances was remarkable and a testament to the strength of his character. Tim is now truly a free spirit and we are all very fortunate to have had him in our lives, albeit for much too short a time. Memorial open houses will be held in both Mulmur Township and Brantford as follows: Saturday, November 24th from 2-4 p.m. at the Mulmur Township Offices (lower level) in Terra Nova. Saturday, December 1st from 2-4 p.m. at the Langford Community Church Hall, 1601 Colborne Street East (Highways 2 and 53) in Brantford. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation Cancer Centre/Expansion Building Fund or to a trust fund created for Tabitha LOCK. Details regarding donations to the trust will be available at the open houses.
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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-21 published
MORLEY, Wayne
Passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 with his family by his side at the home of his parents Bill and Minnie MORLEY, after a courageous battle with cancer. Wayne MORLEY, in his 52nd year. Dear father of Richard and Brian MORLEY and Gordon and Grant DAVIDSON. Will be sadly missed by his two sisters Wendy MORLEY (Chris WINTERBURN) of Dundas and Linda MORLEY- HARRISON (Pepe PETRICH) of R.R.#5 Dundalk, his brother-by-choice Brian BROWN of Guelph, his nephews Christopher MORLEY, Brendon LANGLOIS and Shawn HARRISON, his niece Holly HARRISON and his many aunts and uncles. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Walkers Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest would be appreciated. Visitation was on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9.
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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
MALONEY, Bernard Joseph
Bernard Joseph MALONEY of Hanover, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound.
Beloved partner, companion and special friend of Isabelle GATEMAN of Hanover. Loved father of Cindy and her husband Terry DAVIDSON of Walkerton, Joe and his wife Laurie of Smithville and Myra and her husband Kevin SUMMERS of Hanover. Loving grandfather to Alicia and her husband Mike McINTYRE, Jamie, Jake and Scarlett DAVIDSON, Michaela, Tyler, Nikolas, Jason and Meaghan MALONEY, K.J., Colton, Bayden and Raina SUMMERS. Great-grandfather of Cody McINTYRE.
Survived by brothers and sisters Leonard (Anne) MALONEY, Kay FULLER, Jim (Carol) MALONEY, Betty JOYCE, Terry MALONEY, Donna MALONEY, Dan MALONEY and Debbie (Don) DWULIT. Will be sadly missed by Frankie MALONEY and her partner Steve SCOTT, several nieces and nephews, the 11th Ave. Crew and many dear Friends. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Mary MALONEY, brothers-in-law Chuck FULLER, Ed JOYCE, Bill McDONALD and daughter-in-law Dione MALONEY.
Bernie was born March 21, 1940 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. His family moved to the Hamilton area in the mid 1980s, where he and Isabelle ran a successful restaurant, "Isabelle's Takeout," for many years. Through the years he volunteered with Hanover Minor Hockey, the Hanover Barons C Hockey Team and the Hanover Legion. He has been actively involved in municipal, provincial and federal politics and loved to travel, walk, sing and enjoy the Friendship and conversations of family and Friends around his kitchen table. “He never met a stranger.&rdquo
A funeral service was held Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover immediately followed by a celebration of his life at the Hanover Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or HARC Industries Incorporated.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-11 published
MCINNES/MCINNIS, Shirley Jean Davidson
At London Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, June 9, 2007. Survived by her five daughters, Nancy HALLIDAY and her husband, Rick FALARDEAU, Stratford, Janice and Morris VAN OSCH, Lucknow, Heather and Ron McTAGGART, Waterloo, Delynn and Glen DEVEAUX, London and Dianne and Jim SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER, Walkerton. Shirley will be missed by 14 grandchildren, Danielle, Sara, Curtis and Karla SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER, Meghan, Nicole and Lindsay DEVEAUX, Greg and Jill McTAGGART, Peter, Kent and Ryan VAN OSCH, and Evan and Larissa FALARDEAU. Also survived by brothers Warren (Marnie), Willis (Nancy) DAVIDSON and sister, Sulta (Jerry) WEPPLER. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. In lieu of flowers, Shirley requested donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, which may be made through the funeral home (519) 271-7411.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-18 published
HEPBURN, Eleanor Mae (BENNETT)
Of Wiarton, peacefully surrounded by all her loving family on Saturday June 16, 2007 at London Health Sciences. The former Eleanor Mae BENNETT in her 80th year. Loving wife of Ellery for 58 years. Cherished mother of Karen (Jack MacKINNON,) Yellowknife Kathy (Dave WILSON), Sauble Beach; Gwen GILBERT (friend Ernie FARROW), Wiarton; Marilyn (Garth CAMPBELL), R.R.#1 Hepworth Keith (Dianne), Wiarton; Brent (Wanda), R.R.#4 Wiarton; Vern (Diane), R.R.#4 Markdale; Vic (Brenda), Wiarton; and Melanie (Graham CRAIG), Belfast, Northern Ireland. Beloved Grandmother of Jennifer (Mike WATTERS,) Stephanie (Paul SENIOR,) Heidi (Don VAIL,) Jody WILSON (Laura,) Tatum (friend Brent BELL,) Rachel (Kevin HOWELL), Derick (Joy), Jay, Ronnie (Lindsay), Janna (friend Trevor ORTMAN), Alison, Nick, Mitzi, Nita, Kyle, Kurt, Amy and Sophia. Great-Grandmother of Erin, Cassy, Kate, Jessica, Caillean, Tristan Zach, Braden, Josh and Reid. Dear sister of Arnold BENNETT, Red BAY; and Marlene (Ross DAVIDSON,) Wiarton. Sadly missed by her brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and many Friends. Predeceased by son-in-law Rick GILBERT; brother, Gordon and sister, Connie BURK/BURKE. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A service celebrating Mae's life will be conducted from Saint_John's United Church, Wiarton on Wednesday June 20th, 2007 at 1 o'clock. Rev. Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Interment in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Heart and Stroke, Lung Association, Diabetes Association or the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Mae, a Lilac tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-26 published
HUSTON, Grace Annie (née DAVIDSON)
Peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound on Wednesday, July 25, 2007. In her 86th year, Grace Annie HUSTON (née DAVIDSON,) beloved wife of the late Frederick Burton HUSTON. Loving mother of Sharon (Doug) and the late Valerie (Ross). Dear grandmother of Deanna, Sue-Anne, Steven and their families. Dear sister of Joe and Fred. Grace was one of three girls in a family of twelve of Frank and Nora DAVIDSON. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday from 9: 30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-21 published
JONES, Donald Ivor
It is with sadness that the family of Donald Ivor JONES announces his passing on August 16, 2007 in his 87th year at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus. He was born November 22, 1920 in Treflach, NR Oswestry, England and was the son of Tom and Eleanor (BEBB) JONES. Ivor served with the Royal Air Force Hyderabad Squadron from 1939-46 serving in North Africa, Italy, Yugoslavia and Palestine. He served in the Naval Air Service from 1948 to 1952. In 1953, Ivor joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served with the 4th Canadian Guards in Korea. He was then posted to the R.C.R. in Ipperwash, Canadian Forces Base Borden and then to the Meaford Tank Range where he finished his career and retired in 1970. Ivor then worked at PPG in Owen Sound and retired in 1985. Ivor was predeceased by his wife Gladys and leaves behind his beloved children Jennifer DAVIDSON (Walter) David; Bryn (Angie); Chris (Marg) and Shirley BEASLEY (Lee). He is lovingly remembered and missed by his grandchildren Wayne DAVIDSON (Colleen and Micky), Rob DAVIDSON, Janet DAVIDSON, Michelle and Christina JONES and their mother Suzanne JONES; Megan and Melissa JONES; Justin and Jessica BEASLEY and by his brothers and sisters and their families in England: Roy, Chris, Beryl and Eileen and predeceased by his brother Gerald. The family would like to thank the Grey Bruce Regional Health Services and the London Health Sciences for their excellent care of Ivor over the last couple of years and as an expression of sympathy the family would ask that memorial donations be directed to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Services Foundation, Owen Sound (dialysis unit). We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Kelso Pines Retirement Lodge in Owen Sound. The family invites Friends to a celebration of Ivor's life at the St. Georges Anglican Church, Clarksburg on Sunday, August 26th at 1: 00 p.m. followed by a reception at Marg and Chris JONES' home on Grey Road 2 (fire route 496256) in the Town of the Blue Mountains. The internment of Ivor's ashes will be held in Forest, Ontario at a later date.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-12 published
HOWELL, John Barry “Jack&rdquo
Peacefully of Alzheimers at Georgian Heights Nursing Home on Monday, September 3rd, 2007 in his 81st year. Dearly beloved husband of Penny (née Freda NICHOLSON.) Loving father of Phillipp (Bonnie) of London, Brian (Katherine) of Thornhill, and Bruce (Cathy) of Brampton. Proud grandfather of Stephanie, Lindsay, and Megan. Dear brother of Lois GLIDDEN, and Morris (Helen) HOWELL all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Verna HOWELL, his brothers Lloyd, and Bruce, and by his sister Marie DAVIDSON. Also missed by his many nieces and nephews. Jack served in the Canadian Armed Forces, and was well known locally as a commercial fisherman, financial analyst, as well as being a world bridge champion. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visitation from 10 o'clock to 11 o'clock, on Saturday September 15th, 1 hour prior to service time. The memorial service will be held in the chapel at 11 o'clock with Reverend Deb MURRAY officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, or to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-15 published
NUTTALL, Orland
At the Southampton Care Centre on Saturday, October 13th, 2007 at the age of 84 years, Orland NUTTALL of Port Elgin. Husband of the late Margaret McGILLIVRAY and the late Jeannine CHARPENTIER. Father of Larry of Waterloo and Gary and his wife Ellen of Etobicoke. Grandfather of Fraser, Spencer and Heather. Brother of Margaret LEIGHTON, Mima and her husband Mac McGILLIVRAY, Les and his wife Muriel, Wallace, Sherwood “Bud” and his wife Leona, Shirley and her husband Carm SWEIGER, Marlene and her husband Harvey DAVIDSON, Don and his wife Eleanor, and Alexina and her husband Mike ATKINSON. Stepfather of Norman DESMARIAS, Raymond DESMARIAS, Leo DESMARIAS, and Rita GODIN. He is predeceased by his sister Lenore KING. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. on Monday. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #340, Port Elgin will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Oshawa. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-06 published
MALONEY, Bernard Joseph
Of Hanover, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, November 03, 2007 at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound. Beloved partner, companion and special friend of Isabelle GATEMAN of Hanover. Loved father of Cindy and her husband Terry DAVIDSON of Walkerton, Joe and his wife Laurie of Smithville, and Myra and her husband Kevin SUMMERS of Hanover. Loving grandfather to Alicia and her husband Mike McINTYRE, Jamie, Jake and Scarlett DAVIDSON, Michaela, Tyler, Nikolas, Jason and Meaghan MALONEY, K.J., Colton, Bayden and Raina SUMMERS. Great-grandfather of Cody McINTYRE. Survived by brothers and sisters Leonard (Anne) MALONEY, Kay FULLER, Jim (Carol) MALONEY, Betty JOYCE, Terry MALONEY, Donna MALONEY, Dan MALONEY and Debbie (Don) DWULIT. Will be sadly missed by Frankie MALONEY and her partner Steve SCOTT, several nieces and nephews, the 11th Ave Crew, and many dear Friends. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Mary MALONEY, brothers-in-law Chuck FULLER, Ed JOYCE, Bill McDONALD and daughter-in-law Dione MALONEY. Bernie was born March 21, 1940 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. His family moved to the Hamilton area where he grew up and worked for many years. He moved to Hanover in the mid 1980s where he and Isabelle ran a successful restaurant 'Isabelle's Takeout' for many years. Through the years he volunteered with Hanover Minor Hockey, The Hanover Barons Junior C Hockey Team and the Hanover Legion. He has been actively involved in municipal, provincial and federal politics and loved to travel, walk, sing and enjoy the Friendship and conversations of family and Friends around his kitchen table. 'He never met a stranger'. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, immediately followed by a celebration of his life at the Hanover Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or HARC Industries Incorporated. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-28 published
HILL, Florence Pearl (née DAVIDSON)
Passed away peacefully at Errinrung Retirement Home, The Town of The Blue Mountains, on Monday, November 26, 2007. The former Pearl DAVIDSON in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl HILL. Dear mother of Linda and her husband Doug PERKS of Peterborough and Sharon and her husband Gord BOYD of Meaford. Dear Nana of four grand_sons and one granddaughter and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Ida and Robert DAVIDSON and sisters Bella PATERSON and Eva BROWN and brothers Clifford, Art, Lorne, and Ross. Friends may call at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. with Funeral Service following at 11 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-01-10 published
CASEY, Donna Leann (née HUESTIS)
On Monday January 8, 2007 with her family at her side at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie in her 60th year. Donna of New Lowell, beloved wife of Bill. Loving mother of Charlien STULL, Loralee and her husband Jim RAWN, Bill and his wife Wendy and Patrick. Cherished grandmother of Kyle, Jessica, Denise, Spencer, Miranda, Caroline and Nicole. Dear daughter of Donald and Norma HUESTIS. Donna will be missed by her siblings Myrna and Brian DYKEMAN, Richard HUESTIS and Vincent and Marjorie HUESTIS and by her father-in-law Percy CASEY and the entire Casey family. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner Wednesday January 10, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Donna's family. For further information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca. Arrangements under the direction of CARRUTHERS and DAVIDSON Funeral Home, Stayner (705-428-2637)
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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-29 published
SHARPE, Marion Elizabeth
Peacefully on Friday August 24, 2007 at the Stayner Nursing Home in her 88th year. Marion of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Jack SHARPE. Loving mother of Brenda and her husband Wayne DAVIDSON and the late Lynda GREEN. Dear grandmother of Tonya (David) HUGHES, Greg (Chantelle) DAVIDSON and Leah (Allan) HANCOCK and great-grandmother of Taylor and Carson HUGHES and Maxwell DAVIDSON. Sister of the late Marj SPICHER, late Roy BUIE, late Earl BUIE, late Helen PERRY and Hazel McGAULEY. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service was held at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, Stayner on Monday August 27, 2007 at 2 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to the Stayner Nursing Home resident's Council would be appreciated by the family. For further information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com
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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-21 published
LOCK, Timothy A. " Tim the Tool Man"
Passed on Friday November 9th, 2007 in his 48th year, surrounded by his wife, parents, best friend Paul and special friend and advocate Sue at the home that he shared with Karen DAVIDSON (LOCK) in north Mulmur. On Sunday October 28th, Tim and Karen were married in a private ceremony at the historic Corbetton Church on the grounds of the Dufferin County Museum surrounded by a small circle of relatives and Friends. Tim was a very loving, sensitive, loyal partner and best friend to Karen. He was the source of her strength in difficult times as well the source of her happiness in their day to day life. The marriage ceremony reflected the depth of their commitment to each other in the face of the circumstances they faced. Tim was a dedicated father to his daughter Tabitha, who changed his life from the first moment she was laid in his arms. He was also a very special friend to her younger brother T.J. Tim's warm and irrepressible spirit and sense of humour will also be deeply missed by his parents, Robert and Dianna of Brantford, brother and sister-in-law Terry and Joy of Waterford, Tabitha's mother Rene of Brantford, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His Friends in the Brantford and Mulmur areas have lost a steady and reliable friend who was always there for them with a smile and a story. Several years ago, Tim started his own handyman business under the name "Tim the Tool Man" and in this capacity, finally found his calling and experienced great satisfaction and happiness in his vocation. Clients in the Mulmur/Clearview/Collingwood area can attest to his skills, creativity, honesty and work ethic. Since Tim's diagnosis of terminal cancer 6 months ago, he strove to retain his sense of humour and optimism and in keeping with his character, was more concerned with the impact of the situation on others than himself. His courage in the face of these circumstances was remarkable and a testament to the strength of his character. Tim, is now truly a free spirit and we are all very fortunate to have had him in our lives, albeit for much too short of time. Memorial open houses will be held both in Mulmur Township and Brantford as follows: Saturday November 24th from 2-4 p.m. at the Mulmur Township Offices (lower level) in Terra Nova. Handicap access from the south side of the building. Saturday December 1st from 2-4 p.m. at the Langford Community Church Hall, 1601 Colborne Street East (Highways 2 and 53) in Brantford. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation Cancer Centre/Expansion Building Fund or to a trust fund created for Tabitha Lock. Details regarding donations to the trust fund will be available at the open houses.
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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-11 published
DAVIDSON, Patricia (née KIRKPATRICK)
(August 28, 1914-January 10, 2007)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and best friend Patricia Marian DAVIDSON after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Dearly loved wife of the late Kenneth M. DAVIDSON (1998.) She passed peacefully at Leisure World surrounded by her loving daughters Wendy, Judi and Carolyn. She will be remembered fondly by her grandchildren Glorialeigh, Peter, David and Devon and by her sons-in-law Van Angelo, Bill ROGERS and Walter PEDERSEN. She will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and Friends. Pat will be remembered as a kind, loving and generous woman who was deeply admired by Friends and family. She avidly participated in curling, golf and bridge when she wasn't doing her favourite cryptic crossword puzzles. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caring staff of Leisure World (O'Connor Court). Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Friday, January 12, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a reception in the 'Lytton Room'. Interment York Cemetery. For those who wish, the family would greatly appreciate memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge St, Suite 500, P.O. Box 26285, Stn Brm B, Toronto Ontario, M7Y 4R1

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-11 published
McLEOD, Malcolm Edwin
Peacefully at Meadows of Dorchester on June 8, 2007 in his 92nd year. Loving husband of Phyllis DAVIDSON and dear father of Hugh and his wife Julia, Jane and her husband Hans HANSEN, and Ian and his wife Marguerite RICHER. Devoted grandfather of Marc and Lise McLEOD, and Madeleine and Alice HANSEN. Predeceased by brothers John, Norman, Robert, Alexander and George. Survived by two sisters-in-law, Kay and Kathleen. Mac was principal at James Morden Elementary School for its first twenty five years. A long-term elder at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church, he was a founding member of the Niagara Falls Curling Club and active in the Niagara Falls Lions Club. The family extends its sincere appreciation to the caring staff at Meadows of Dorchester. The family will receive Friends at Morse and son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street, Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1: 00 p.m. at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church, 6136 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, on Monday, June 11 (today). Interment to follow at Stamford Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church Hope Fund.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-15 published
DAVIDSON, Shirley Beatrice (GRAY/GREY)
At Oakville, Ontario. Dearly loved by her late husband William Robert (Bob), her sons Paul (Barbara), Tony (Elizabeth), Peter (Emelie), Michael (Danielle) and John (Beverley) and her fourteen grandchildren. "Mum, you were our rock and we'll always love you for it." A service will be held in the chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto, (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street) on Saturday June 16, at 1 p.m., with visiting 1 hour prior to the service.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-03 published
Toddler dies after dog mauling
By Alwynne GWILT and Unnati GANDHI, Page A6
Smiths Falls, Ontario and Toronto -- A 17-month-old girl was mauled to death by a family dog over the long weekend.
Korie-Lyn EDWARDS's family had gathered at her grandmother's rural house in Montague Township, about 80 kilometres southwest of Ottawa, for the Canada Day weekend.
About 6: 30 p.m. on Sunday, the toddler wandered over to where her grandmother's 10-year-old Rottweiler-German Shepherd was chained in the backyard.
The dog attacked.
"She suffered obviously fatal injuries to the head," Ontario Provincial Police Constable Kevin DAVIDSON said yesterday.
Korie-Lyn's parents rushed her to Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, he said.
She was then immediately airlifted to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa where she succumbed to her injuries.
An autopsy was performed yesterday, but results weren't immediately available.
The dog had no history of aggressive behaviour, Constable DAVIDSON said, and it had been socialized with various family members and children.
"That's what makes this situation that much more tragic," the constable said yesterday.
The dog was taken into custody by animal control, and, at the family's request, is scheduled to be put down today.
Constable DAVIDSON said no charges are pending.
No one was at the family's duplex in Smiths Falls yesterday - about six kilometres west of the grandmother's home - where two strollers were in view near a large maple tree with wind chimes in the front yard.
The couple, both in their 20s, had moved in two months ago with their young daughter, said Dino MUSCA, their landlord. He said he often saw the mother taking walks around the neighbourhood with the girl in a stroller. The family did not own a car.
"They were keeping to themselves a lot, but I know a lot of people in town know them," he said, adding that the mother had come to his house once to use the phone.
Around the back of the home, a Dora the Explorer patio set was clearly visible, along with a large children's paddling pool with toys still floating in it.
On the front door, a sign that read "Parking For Pitbull" was above another that read, "Owners only. Violators better haul ass."

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-11 published
ZAMMIT, Iris (née DAVIDSON)
Passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family on Saturday July 7, 2007. Loved and deeply missed by her husband John, and her children Caitlin and Jonathan. Beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Dolly DAVIDSON, and dear sister of Billy, Belfast, N. Ireland. Former teacher of the Toronto Board of Education, Iris will be fondly remembered by many Friends and relatives in Canada and Ireland.
Till we meet.
The family invites Friends and colleagues to join them in a celebration of Iris' life to be held on Friday July 13, 2007 from 2-5 p.m. in the Floral Hall at Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-10 published
HARPER, Marguerite Edith 'Peggy'
Passed away suddenly but peacefully in her 95th year on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, in Ottawa. Beloved wife of the late James Kenneth HARPER. She will be profoundly missed by her children: Peter HARPER (Angela) and Jane SCHOFIELD (Chris;) her grandchildren: Matthew, David, Amanda and Christian; her dearly loved sister Christina SMITH (the late Harry) and by her many relatives and Friends in Ottawa and Toronto. Predeceased by her brother Charles DAVIDSON (Eileen.) The family will receive relatives and Friends at The Jerrett Funeral Home, North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles), Toronto on Sunday, August 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday, August 13 from 11: 30 a.m. to service at 1 p.m. Interment at the Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery. A memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully accepted.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-16 published
McFADZEAN, Thomas James (February 29, 1920 August 14, 2007)
Peacefully at Christie Gardens. Beloved husband for 62 years of Edith (MacTAVISH,) devoted father of Susan MASON (Alister) and Jane MASUKAWA (Allan,) proud grandfather of Janice MASON and Craig MASON (Tova DAVIDSON) and delighted great-grandfather of Lachlan Thomas MASON and Caius MASON; Also deeply mourned by sister-in-law Isobel GIBSON of Brussels, Ontario and family. Visitation will be held at the Trull Funeral Home 'North Toronto' Chapel, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 1: 30 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in Brussels, Ontario on Saturday. If desired or in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to Evangel Hall.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
MURRAY, George
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of George MURRAY on September 14, 2007, at Ian Anderson House in Oakville, in his sixty-ninth year, after a decade-long, heroic battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Anita, his wife of forty years. Cherished and loving father of Julie, and adoring grandfather of Helen. Survived by sisters Noreen DAVIDSON and Marion (Tom PARSONS,) sisters-in-law Linda (Alastair WILSON) and Ines BACKLUND, and many nieces and nephews. After several years in the Basilian Order, and receiving degrees from the University of Toronto and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, George spent a long and rewarding career in education, starting as a teacher with the Halton School Board, then working for many years as a secondary school principal for the Peel Board of Education, and ending his career as an administrator with the Peel Board. Family and Friends will deeply miss this brave, inspiring, and vital man who remained his optimistic, faithful, life-loving and good-humoured self to the very end. Visitation will take place at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Monday, September 17, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds Street, Oakville on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the Ward Funeral Home to Ian Anderson House or the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre at the Credit Valley Hospital. Condolences may be sent to george.murray@wardfh.com

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
SIBBALD, Shirley Jeanette (née STONE)
It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Shirley at the Guelph General Hospital, on Sunday, September 23, 2007. Shirley (née STONE) SIBBALD, in her 90th year, was the beloved wife of the late John (Jack) SIBBALD. She will be remembered by her daughters Nancy (Jim DAVIDSON,) Sue (Jim TAILOR/TAYLOR,) and daughter-in-law Connie SIBBALD, by her grandchildren Tammie, Martyn, Robert, Kathleen, Georgina, Jonathan, Andrew, and Michael, and by her five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Shirley was a close cousin of Ben LLOYD and a dear friend of Marion HARDY. She was predeceased by her parents Reginald and Helen STONE, by her brothers Gerald, William, and Edward STONE, and by her son Doctor William SIBBALD. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin Street North, Guelph, on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph, on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-01 published
GRAHAM, Mildred Ellen (née ROGERS)
Entered into rest at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Thursday, September 27, 2007. Mildred (née ROGERS) graduated from the Ross Memorial Hospital as a R.N. in 1945 and was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth GRAHAM. Loving mother of Jane BECK and her husband Paul and George and his wife Brenda. Cherished grandmother of Adam and his wife Sonja, Travers, Rebecca, and Kirk and his wife Thalia. Dear sister of Jim and his wife Hazel, Kathleen COAD and the late Clare, Edna CORNEIL and her husband Douglas, predeceased by Marion DAVIDSON and her late husband Caseman. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The visitation and funeral service were held at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705) 328-2721. A private interment was held at the Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. Memorial donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Palliative and Continuing Care would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Margaret " Peggy"
On Friday, October 19, 2007 in her 81st year. Loving mother of David (Amy), Peter, and Lindy (Carlo CIVIERO). Proud grandmother of Jeremy CIVIERO, Sean ADAM/ADAMS, Robin CIVIERO, Ben ADAM/ADAMS, and Gillian ADAM/ADAMS. Pre-deceased by her twin sister Jane BALFOUR, and her brother Jack DAVIDSON. Peggy will also be missed by her great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many Friends. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississuaga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pwky.) on Tuesday, October 23 from 10: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. A Memorial Service will follow in the Chapel at 11: 30 a.m. Private interment of cremated remains to follow at Springcreek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Doctors Without Borders or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 Online condolences at www.neweduk.com

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-13 published
SPAFFORD, Doris
Passed away peacefully on November 10, 2007 at the age of 92 following a valiant struggle with osteoporosis and its complications. Predeceased by her husband, the late Harry SPAFFORD. Much loved by her sons Mark (Jacqui MORRISON) and Paul (Jean DAVIDSON) and her grandchildren Megan (Brian COOMBES,) Jennifer, Ryan, Alexander and Graham. Doris was especially happy to have met last week, her newest family member, great-grand daughter, Lauren COOMBES, born October 31st. Doris' family extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Extendicare (York Central Hospital) for their support and kindness over many years. Friends may call on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Complete Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Osteoporosis Canada (www.Osteoporosis.ca)
Condolences www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-17 published
COLEMAN, Barbara
Peacefully on the 13th of November at Cambridge, Ontario in her 97th year, completing a life to be admired. Wife of the late (2001) Herbert M. COLEMAN, M.D., F.R.C.S. and mother of Brian (Marilyn) Burlington, Derek (Kay) Cambridge and Denis (Aletha) of Atherton, California. Grandmother of Sean, Peter, Allegra and Aislinn and great-grandmother of four.
Born in Guelph, Ontario on July 3, 1911 to Raymond and Agnes Helen CROWE and sister to Katharine DAVIDSON (1989.) Barbara graduated from the Margaret Eaton School of Physical Education and the University of Western Ontario where she taught for four years. She furthered her career assisting Boris VOLKOV with teaching ballet (Toronto) and, then, exercise for Elizabeth Arden in Toronto, London and Paris while her beloved Herbert completed his F.R.C.S. at Edinburgh. Following his service in the war, they settled in Wychwood Park, Toronto before retirement to Southampton, Ontario. Her life-long interest in physical fitness served her well throughout her life as she walked daily around the Wychwood pond, along the shores of Lake Huron and down the country roads near Everton. She assisted the Canadian National Institute for the Blind with excercise programs for the visually challenged.
Barbara also loved music and mastered the classical guitar under the guidance of Eli Kastner. The musical instruments she acquired over a lifetime of travel (particularly Switzerland) are now the Crowe-Coleman Collection at the University of Guelph. She wrote a childrens' book (Raffaella and the Mandolin. A Lute Fancy) to interest young Canadians in their musical heritage.
She lived her life with joy and caring. With her gentle way, wide interests and good humour, she shared generously of herself to all who knew her.
She was much loved and will be missed.
The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Andrew's Terrace (Cambridge) for their compassionate care during her last years.
In respect to her wishes, cremation has occurred and a private family gathering will be held prior to inurnment in the Crowe family plot at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519-824-0031). We invite you to leave your memories online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
WILMOT, Elizabeth Gurley (née DURSO)
Slipped away peacefully on November 20th, 2007 in the arms of her cherished and devoted daughters, Gayle (wife of Kim DAVIDSON) and Kimberly, after a long and accomplished life lived with strength, courage, tenacity, integrity, compassion and generosity. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Gurley was the oldest child of Eva and Mike DURSO. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frederick T. WILMOT and by her siblings Genevieve, Eugene and Richard. She is survived by her sister Audrey KING (Dr. Robert L. KING), numerous nieces and nephews and by her three wonderful grandchildren, Kirby, Lisa and Chili DAVIDSON, whom she adored and who brought her unending pride, joy and comfort. After an impressive and fulfilling career as a professional dietician in Pittsburgh and later in Atlanta, Gurley devoted her energies enthusiastically to full-time motherhood and community volunteerism. When Fred died suddenly in 1973, leaving her a single mother of two teenagers, she rose bravely to the challenge of raising them emotionally and financially to maturity and independence. Their achievements and happiness are a testament to her success. Gayle and Kimberly wish to express their profound gratitude to our angel and personal caregiver, Juanita Mallari, who helped us to maintain Gurley's quality of life after her strokes in 2003. Many thanks also to Gurley's very loyal Friends who made her days more pleasant by visiting her regularly. Lastly, thanks to Virginia Clark Weir of the Freeman Centre for Palliative Care, whose professionalism and compassion helped to ease Gurley's final days. Gurley was fond of saying that she had lived her life like chapters in a book. Now that the final page has been written and the back cover closed, we can all only be grateful for having been a part of such a wonderful story. We shall miss her love, wisdom, guidance and her warm, sweet smile. At Gurley's request, there will be no visitation, funeral or memorial service. For those who wish to commemorate Gurley's life and it's conclusion in a way that would have pleased her, donations would be preferred in lieu of flowers, and may be made to The Aphasia Institute, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Freeman Centre for Palliative Care at North York General Hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.etouch.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (416) 441-1580.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
BLASER, Eric Heinz
Died suddenly on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007, at his beloved farm near Collingwood, Ontario. Dear father of Krista DAVIDSON (Shawn,) Dean BLASER (Stefanie) and grandpapa of Sonja ROONEY- DAVIDSON, Kendall ROONEY- DAVIDSON and Chloe BLASER; former husband and life-long friend of Sonja (Bunny) BLASER and brother of Isabelle HILFIKER (Urs.) His wit, vitality and companionship will be greatly missed. The family will receive Friends Saturday, November 24th from 3: 30 p.m. at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton). Funeral service in the Chapel will follow at 5 p.m. Private interment Monday, November 26th, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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DAVIDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-28 published
DAVIDSON, Audrey (LOCKE)
Audrey (LOCKE) DAVIDSON November 28, 1997 Loved and Missed

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