ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-25 published
ELLIS, Mildred M.
Who passed away July 26, 2002.
She left us quietly
Her thoughts unknown
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be
He wrapped you in his arms
And whispered "come with me"
You faced your pain with courage
Until the very end.
- Lovingly remembered, Harvey and family
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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-09 published
MacPHAIL, Kenneth Neil
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, July 7th, 2007 at age 70 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Beloved husband of Fay (née ELLIS) MacPHAIL. Loving father of Peter (Tina) MacPHAIL. Pamela (Charles) COX, Jill (Rod) MICHALKO. Cherished bubba of James, Lauren, Matthew, Sarah, Brett and Ross. Ken grew up in Priceville, Ontario and attended Flesherton High School where he met Fay ELLIS, his wife of 48 years. Ken retired after 35 years of distinguished service as a manager with Bell Canada in Toronto. Ken's passions in life were his family his career and fly fishing the Saugeen River. Family and Friends will be received at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham, Ontario (located on Hwy #6, just south of Hwy #4 on the west side, Durham, Telephone #519-369-3540) for visitation on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Priceville, Ontario on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. If so desired, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ELLIS 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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ELLIS 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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ELLIS 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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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-11 published
MARTIN, Carole Ann (née IRELAND)
At Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Friday August 10, 2007. Carole Ann Martin (née IRELAND) of Thornbury in her 74th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, Charles Chuck MARTIN, in 2003. Loving mother of Cheryl (Gerry) STONE of Collingwood; Christine (Lyndon) JOHNSTON of Walter's Falls Caron (Jim) ELLIS of Wasaga Beach, and Charlene (Paul) FOSTER also of Wasaga Beach. Sadly missed Grandma of Zachary, Calvin, Jordan and Lauren, Eric and Keegan. Dear sister of Joy COLLINSON and family. Carole will also be remembered by her sister-in-law Shirley WATSON and family. A funeral service, officiated by Reverend Dr. Brian GOODINGS, will be conducted at Grace United Church in Thornbury on Tuesday August 14 at 1 o'clock. Committal and interment services will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford. As your expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice St. E., Box 556, Thornbury N0H 2P0 (519-599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-27 published
ELLIS, Shirley M. (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton with her family by her side was delivered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday morning August 25, 2007. The former Shirley STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Sauble Beach formerly of Rexdale in her 79th year. Loving wife of Doug ELLIS. Loved mother of Steven and his wife Deborah of Guelph, Debra and her husband Ray LE CLAIR of Rexdale, Tim and his wife Margaret of Brampton and her son-in-law Glen ARD of Clavering. Lovingly remembered by her seven grandchildren Jamie, Jaclyn and her husband Matt, Rebecca and her husband Matt, Christopher, David, Nicole and Michelle and her three great-grandchildren Cameron, Nyah and Callum. Dear sister of Wallace STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and his wife Lorena of Owen Sound. Dear sister-in-law of Ross ELLIS of Willowdale and Frances STARK of Port Elgin. Predeceased by her daughter Janice ARD (1987.) Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the Sauble Christian Fellowship Church, Sauble Beach Tuesday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor David OPPERTSHAUSER officiating. Interment Starkvale Cemetery, Paisley. Expression of remembrance to the Sauble Christian Fellowship, Building Fund, Vision 2002 (Sauble Area Medical Clinic) Sauble Beach or the Cancer Society 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 Shirley by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-16 published
NEILLY, Margaret Mary (née PARKER)
At the Hanover Hospital on Sunday, October 14th, 2007 at the age of 85 years, Margaret Mary NEILLY of Paisley. Dear wife of the late Earl NEILLY. Beloved mother of Maxine WILLIAMS and Vince of London, Dennis and his wife Darlene of Paisley, and Gregory of Kirkland Lake. Grandma to Kim and her husband Scott, Amanda, Devin and his wife Mandy, Dan and Drew, Great-grandma to Cody, Brendan and Keaton. She is also survived by her sister Marion RUTHVEN. Predeceased by her parents Chauncey and Mary PARKER, her sister Marie ELLIS, her brother Harold PARKER, her grand_son Kevin WILLIAMS, her brothers-in-law Robert and Lloyd NEILLY, and by her sister-in-law Francis. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. S., Paisley from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16th, and from 10 a.m. to 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Judy ZARUBICK officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-29 published
KEENAN, Keith Ronald
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Saturday, October 27, 2007. Keith Ronald KEENAN of Meaford, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the former Marjorie ELLIS of Meaford. Loving father of Nancy EAGLES and her husband Paul and Joanne COLLYER and her husband Chris, all of Meaford. Sadly missed by grandchildren Justin, Brandon and Kourtney EAGLES and Jordan and Emma COLLYER. Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law Betty BELTON, Helen SMITHSON, Lynda RUEST, brother-in-law Neil MASTERSON and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Eldora and a brother Lionel. Visitation will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E. in Meaford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Meaford United Church on Wednesday October 31st at 11 a.m. with Reverend Judith OLIVER officiating. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Meaford United Church would be appreciated.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-03 published
JORDAN, Marie Susanna (née ELLIS)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday November 2, 2007. In her 77th year, Marie Susanna JORDAN (née ELLIS,) beloved wife of the late William Edgar JORDAN. Loving mother of Daniel. Dear sister of Doug ELLIS and his wife Dianne, Jack ELLIS and his late wife Dorothy, Dori and her husband Murray HENDERSON, Kay and her husband Bert NEILSON and Loretta (Mrs. Ben BENDLE.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Tim and a daughter Sheila. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home (519-376-2326) on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-12 published
DEBRUYNE, Joan Astrid (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
A lifetime resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully Wednesday January 10, 2007 at Public General Hospital in her 80th year. Beloved wife of George DEBRUYNE for 57 years. Dear mother of Garna ARGENTI and husband George and Susan LOGAN of Peterborough. Grandmother of Adam and Aaron ARGENTI and Dylan and Chloe LOGAN. Also survived by sister Phyllis Irene ELLIS of London. Predeceased by her parents Percy and Myrtle TAILOR/TAYLOR, sisters Jean WADSWORTH, Marjorie FELLOWES, Patricia LONGMORE and infant granddaughter Sarah LOGAN. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church (Anglican), Chatham on Monday January 15, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. At Joan's request, there will be no funeral home visitation. Interment of ashes in Christ Church Memorial Garden at a later date. If you wish, charitable contributions in Joan's memory, may be directed to Christ Church Memorial Fund or the Lung Association of Chatham-Kent. Online condolences may be left at www.bowmanfh.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Ave. (519-352-2390)

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ELLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-22 published
SHRIER rose in ranks of newspaper industry
By Dave SYKES, Sun Media, Sun., July 22, 2007
Goderich -- No matter how successful he became in the newspaper publishing industry, Robert (Bob) G. SHRIER never compromised the belief that success was a combination of a personal vision and the development and dedication of a good staff.
The man who developed a thriving printing and publishing company in rural Ontario from a personal dream to own his own newspaper, SHRIER died in hospital here Monday after a brief illness. He was 72.
Owner and publisher of the Goderich Signal-Star for more than 22 years, SHRIER and his former wife, Jocelyn (Jo) were well-known and respected in the community and publishing business.
Born in Cambridge in 1935, SHRIER showed the innate ability to sell when he took a job as shoe salesperson at the age of 14 to support the family through difficult times.
The family moved to Ottawa and SHRIER landed a job at the Ottawa Journal, a Thomson newspaper.
Working through many of the daily papers in the Thompson chain, SHRIER became an effective sales manager, known for building strong retail relationships and community ties wherever he worked.
In 1961, Goderich Signal-Star owner George ELLIS placed a classified ad in the Globe and Mail looking for a salesperson and newsman to join the local community newspaper in a "small town where future possibilities are excellent."
SHRIER answered the call to sell ads in the Signal-Star and he doubled as a writer, mostly producing weekly sports-related columns.
By 1962, SHRIER had bought a 10 per cent interest in the paper.
Three years later, he finally realized a lifelong dream by buying the Signal-Star.
"It takes more than vision and ambition," SHRIER said in an 1987 interview. "You have to have good people that will work with you, not for you."
In 1966, SHRIER bought a printing press that propelled the company's rapid growth.
Within a year, the company had acquired the Clinton News Record and in 1969, the Kincardine News was purchased.
SHRIER believed newspapers were essential to the economic health of communities.
"It is the duty of a newspaper to have the retailers of the community use the newspaper as an advertising vehicle to keep the money in the town and therefore, keep dollars in the town," he once said.
While the publishing business was expanding, more than 20 community newspapers in Western Ontario were being printed in Goderich.
By the time the SHRIERs sold the business to the St. Catharines Standard Ltd. in 1987, the company had grown to include publications in Mitchell, Lucknow, Seaforth, Zurich-Grand Bend and Walkerton and various specialty publications such as Focus and Leisure Life tourist magazine.
A sought-after speaker, he published several books.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-26 published
SMITH, John Ronald “Jack&rdquo
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, in his 77th year. Jack, beloved husband of the late Madge (née LANKTREE.) Loving father of Michael (Elizabeth,) Clinton (Micheline,) Ruth Anne HAMMOND (Ron), Harry (Mary), Catherine RAMSEY (Keith), Tom (Jane) and Lynne BEAUPRE and (Dale) and Gordon ELLIS. Will be sadly missed by his dear friend Jean JONES of Stayner. Dear brother of Joan BOYCE, Larry SMITH and Beverly HARRISON. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Harry and his parents Harry and Florence SMITH. A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held on Friday, September 21, 2007 at Fawcett Funeral Homes -- Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing 1 hour prior to the service at 12: 00 noon. Cremation, with interment at Thornbury /Clarksburg Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
PAGE, Doctor Orville " Ory" Thomas
Passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2007, at the Summerset Manor, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, after a lifetime devoted to science and the pursuit of Knowledge. He was predeceased by his beloved Norma ELLIS and is survived by a sister Grace BRIDLE, a daughter Karen MARANTZ and a son William PAGE.
Dr. PAGE was born on February 13, 1921 in Burlington, Ontario. After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a coastal pilot and chief test pilot from 1940 to 1945, he went on to university, obtaining a first degree in science at the Ontario Agricultural College (Guelph) of the University of Toronto and then Masters and Doctorate degrees at the Iowa State College in the United States in 1954.
After ten years of research activity Doctor PAGE went on to teach as a professor and to serve as the Associate Dean of Science at the University of New Brunswick. In 1973, he was appointed Deputy Director and Director of Research at the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru, where he directed the research of some 50 PhD level scientists and their research students until his retirement in 1985. As a consultant, Doctor PAGE undertook assignments on behalf of numerous Canadian and foreign development agencies in some 28 countries in the developed and lesser developed world.
Ory supported various scientific endeavors after his retirement ranging from encouraging young people to pursue science as careers, the establishment of a library, the inventory of trees in Summerside and the scientific underpinnings of the Bedeque Bay Environment Association.
Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, until Friday, August 10, 2007, then to the Summerside Baptist Church, for funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Peoples Cemetery, Summerside. Visiting hours Thursday from 7-9 p.m. only. Memorial donations to the Friends of the Summerside Rotary Library would be appreciated. www.moase.ca

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

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-10 published
ELLIS, William
It is with a heavy heart we announce Bill's passing on December 7, 2007, peacefully at York Central Hospital, with his family at his side, following a long struggle with Parkinson's. Bill is survived by his wife, Ann, his sister Peggy, and his three children, Mary Ann BERTRAM (Geoff), Bill (Martha), and Cathy McCORD (Rick). Bill will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Geoffrey, Katie, Jennifer, Lang, Liam, Graham, Julie and Cameron, in whom he took such a special interest. Bill's life was dedicated to his family who meant so much to him. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the caring staff of the fifth floor at Extendicare, York Central Hospital. in lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to Parkinson Society Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9 (www.parkinson.ca). A celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Richmond Hill United Church on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home 10366 Yonge Street (4th traffic light north of Major MacKenzie Dr.), in Richmond Hill on Monday, December 10, 2007 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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ELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-15 published
DAVIS, John " Jack" S.
Born November 5, 1919 in Montreal, died December 12, 2007 in Orillia. Predeceased by his beloved wife Gurteen (1998) and his brothers Eric, Norman, and Reginald. He leaves to mourn his family: Diane ELLIS (Don,) Will DAVIS (Sheila) and grandchildren Jason, Jeff and Taryn. Visitation on Tuesday, December 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia (705) 325-2231. Funeral service in chapel Wed. December 19 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Orillia Museum of Art and History or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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ELLISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-03 published
DUBIN, Anne Ruth, Q.C.
Following surgery, Anne lost her fight for life on August 2, 2007. Anne was a devoted and loving wife to Charles, her husband and best friend of 55 years. Survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Myer and Sybil LEVINE and Leonard and Bobbie LEVINE. Predeceased by her sister Molly MYERS. Will be sadly missed by nieces and nephew Francie and Stuart KLEIN and Marcia ROBINSON and grandniece and grandnephew Sherri and Justin.
Anne retired following a long and successful career in corporate law. She was a director of Petro-Canada and a member of the Ontario Law Reform Commission Advisory Board. She was also a director of Telemedia Communications Inc., Morgan Trust Co. of Canada and a former Public Governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange. She was vice-chair Area Committee of the York County Legal Aid Plan, a former member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on the Juvenile and Family Court of Metropolitan Toronto, and a former member of the Joint Committee on Penal Reform for Women.
Anne had a long history of community service. She was a vice-chair of York University, a trustee of the Toronto Hospital Foundation, a director of the Canadian Club, Toronto, an Honorary Counsel of the Canadian Red Cross Society, an Honorary Counsel of the Museum Children's Theatre, a director of the Elizabeth Fry Society, a director of the Toronto Mental Health Clinic for Children and Adolescents and its successor, the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a director of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, and a trustee of the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.
Anne will always be remembered for her intelligence, independence, indomitable spirit, and her dedication and loyalty to family and Friends.
Funeral service will be held at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2007. Interment Holy Blossom Cemetery, Brimly Rd. Following interment all are invited to 619 Avenue Rd., Toronto. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Anne Dubin to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation, 416-603-5958. Special thanks to Doctor Phillip ELLISON and nurse Debbie KLATT.

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ELLISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
WEST, Orma (née WILCOX)
Peacefully at Toronto on Thursday, December 27, 2007 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Lorne. Loved mother of Donald (Sharon) and Mary (David WRIGHT.) Dear grandma of Jeff, Lindsay and Andrew WRIGHT and Taylor, Colin and Clark WESAINT_Dear sister of Anna ELLISON. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Leisure World O'Connor Gate for their kindness. A private family service will be held. A public memorial service to be held in Leaside United Church, Toronto, will be announced in January. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite #500, Toronto, M4P 2C9 or Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road, Toronto, M4G 1W4 would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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ELLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-17 published
SAUDER, Freda
Passed away suddenly in Toronto on December 15th, 2007 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Maxwell SAUDER, loving mother of Doctor Cynthia TRUEMAN (late Roy TRUEMAN), Doctor Daniel SAUDER (Betsy,) devoted grandmother of David and Matthew TRUEMAN, Maxwell, Sarah and Stephen SAUDER, adored sister of Annette ELLMAN (deceased,) Dr. Alfred STEIN (deceased,) and Jacqueline STRAUSS. Her love of people, life and learning will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Funeral 3 p.m. on Monday, December 17 at United Hebrew Memorial Chapel, 23 Ewen Rd. Hamilton, On., 905 527-4351. Shiva Tues., Dec.18, 6-9 p.m. at 400 Walmer Rd., Apt. 805, Toronto. Memorial donations to Boystown Jerusalem, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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