GILLILAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-06 published
CONNOLLY, John " Iain" Richard
John died suddenly of heart failure, Tuesday December 4, 2007 at 61 years. Born in England, the only child of John CONNOLLY and Moira GILLILAND. He lived in Toronto for 40 years, was a fine family lawyer and a highly respected Deputy Judge. He was exceptionally proud of and much loved by his daughters Megan and Hillary and his former wife Sherry. Visitation Friday December 7, 4: 30-7:30 p.m. Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne Street. Requiem Massachusetts, Saturday December 8, 1 p.m., Saint Thomas's Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street. Donations to the church.

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GILLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
GILLING, Kathleen Margaret Ruth (formerly ENGLISH, née WESTMAN)
Kathleen Margaret Ruth GILLING (née WESTMAN, formerly ENGLISH), daughter of Thomas WESTMAN and Florence COLLETT of Ottawa and Toronto, died in Saint_John's, Newfoundland, on October 26, 2007.
She was predeceased by her husband Basil Redvers ENGLISH, Rector of the Church of St. Aidan, Queen Street East, Toronto (1960) by her husband Walter GILLING, Dean of Saint_James Cathedral (1990) by her daughter Margaret FRAZER, Curator of the Byzantine Collection, Metropolitan Museum, New York (1999); and by her seven Westman siblings: Winnifred, Florence, Viola, Arthur, George, Roberts, Evelyn.
A devoted student of art and art history, she taught at Western Preparatory School, Forest Hill, was head of the Art Department of Earl Haig Collegiate, and from 1964 to 1967 Associate Professor and head of the Art Department of Althouse College of Education, University of Western Ontario. In a long and spirited life spent largely in Toronto, she was active in support of the Georgina Houses of the Anglican Church, and greatly enjoyed duplicate bridge, golf, opera, ballet, theatre, and international travel.
She is survived by her son Christopher ENGLISH (Jean GUTHRIE,) Saint_John's, and grandchildren Katinka ENGLISH, Sudbury; Ellen ENGLISH, Halifax; Martha WORTH (Thomas) and Andrew FRAZER, North Carolina; Zoë CHESWICK (Dan,) Brooklyn; and great-grand_son, Rowan WORTH. Special niece Francess HALPENNY and nephew C. Robert SENIOR were generously supportive in her final years. In Saint_John's Mary Connors and Una Marsden gave the best of care.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Anglican Church of Canada, 60 Hayden Street, Toronto, M4Y 3G2. A memorial service will be held in Toronto later.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-30 published
CREEPER, Leila Lorraine (née McCONACHIE)
85, of Halifax. It is with sadness that we announce the death of our mom, Leila Lorraine CREEPER (McCONACHIE) on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. She was the loving wife of the late Group Captain John CREEPER and mom to Cathy GILLIS and Cynthia (Mike) RIGUSE. Born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella (BARRETT) McCONACHIE. She attended Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute and was active in sports, in particular track and field holding many championship titles. She was a memeber of the Halifax Curling Club and along with her team represented Nova Scotia at the Senior Women's Canadian Championships in 1975. She was a golfer and member of the Ashburn Golf Club. She was a member of Bethany United Church and active with the Rackham Unit of U.C.W.. She was an avid bridge player, reader and hostess. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister and to her family always came first. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her grandchildren. She was survived by her daughters Cathy GILLIS and Cynthia (Mike) RIGUSE and grandchildren, Heather, Ian, Stephen and Christopher; brother and sister-in-law, Doctor Don and Phyllis McCONACHIE, Owen Sound, Ontario; sister and brother-in-law Florence and Harvey BAILEY, Guelph, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and beloved husband.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-04 published
BROWN, Eileen (née BROCK)
Peacefully in Halifax on 02 January, 2007. A long time resident of Bedford, Nova Scotia, Eileen was born at Rothesay, New Brunswick 14 May 1921, the daughter of C. Harold BROCK and Muriel GILLIS) BROCK. Predeceased by her husband George Albert (Capt. Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve) she is survived by sons Derek (Margaret Ann) Toronto and Brock (Donna LANDRY) Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, daughter Ann Louise (Stephen) ONYETT Lewiston, New York and son Mark (Martha) Bedford; as well as grandchildren George William BROWN, Charles Lee ONYETT, Jake Stephen ONYETT, Laura Eileen BROWN and Logan George BROWN and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a sister, Susan and her two brothers Frederick (DSC, Lt. Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve) and John (DSC, Lt. Cdr. Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve). She is also survived by her sisters Nora LEE- WHITE/WHYTE of Rothesay, New Brunswick and Bettina DODDS- HEBRON of Toronto. Eileen was a graduate of Netherwood School for Girls, Rothesay, New Brunswick As well as a positive attitude, a sunny disposition and a great sense of humour, she loved the fellowship and companionship of Friends of all ages. A lifelong enthusiast of sports and politics, she adored life in Nova Scotia yet remained fiercely loyal to the Province of her birth. She was an early champion of the rights and duties of Canadian women, being of the inaugural class of volunteers into the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (Wrens) in World War 2, subsequently attaining the rank of Lieutenant Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service. A private family funeral has been held, her ashes to be spread by her beloved Navy on the cold grey waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. A memorial service will be held, notice to follow.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
CREEPER, Leila Lorraine (née McCONACHIE)
85, of Halifax. It is with sadness that we announce the death of our mom, Leila Lorraine CREEPER (McCONACHIE) on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. She was the loving wife of the late Group Captain John CREEPER and mom to Cathy GILLIS and Cynthia (Mike) RIGUSE. Born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella (BARRETT) McCONACHIE. She attended Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute and was active in sports, in particular track and field holding many championship titles. She was a member of the Halifax Curling Club and along with her team represented Nova Scotia at the Senior Women's Canadian Championships in 1975. She was a golfer and member of the Ashburn Golf Club. She was a member of Bethany United Church and active with the Rackham Unit of United Church Women She was an avid bridge player, reader and hostess. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister and to her family always come first. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her grandchildren. She was survived by her daughters Cathy GILLIS and Cynthia (Mike) RIGUSE and grandchildren, Heather, Ian, Stephen and Christopher; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Don and Phyllis McCONACHIE, Owen Sound, Ontario; sister and brother-in-law Florence and Harvey BAILEY, Guelph, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and beloved husband. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends on Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 1 p.m. in Bethany United Church (Clinton Ave.), Rev. Vincent Ihasz and Rev. Jane Hallett officiating.
Email condolences: condolences.snow@ca.ns.aliantzinc.ca.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
GREGUS, Walter Joseph, D.D.S.
Walter passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, June 22, 2007 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Helen. Much loved and devoted father of Patricia (Greg) GILLIS, Paul, Joanne, Sandra (George) POSTALIAN, Marilyn (Dave) IPPOLITO, Michael and William (Sue). Proud grandfather of Matthew, Michael, Catherine, Adam, Brian, Tyler, Sean, Greg, Leah, Jack and Julia. He will be fondly remembered by his sisters Mary WATSON and Betty MARSHALL and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Josephine BURBIDGE. Walter served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. He practiced dentistry in Hamilton for 37 years and was a past president of the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry. Following a debilitating stroke in 1989 Walter returned with courage and determination to lead a full life and enjoy his passions - golf, gardening and bridge and poker games with his Friends. A quiet hero has gone to heaven. Family will receive Friends for visitation at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 8: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church (50 Brucedale Ave East, Hamilton) on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GILLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-01 published
GILLISS, Kenneth Edmund
Retired Deputy Executive Director of the New Brunswick Teachers Association
Kenneth GILLISS died peacefully on October 30th, 2007 at age 82 at the Doctor Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Kenneth was born November 16th, 1924 in Chatham, New Brunswick to the late Lee and Nellie GILLISS and is survived by his wife and children.

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GILLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-20 published
SUBATCHKOFF, Ada
On Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Ada SUBATCHKOFF beloved wife of the late Anatole SUBATCHKOFF. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Lilli and David GILLMAN, Irene YARED and Morris SHERMAN, and Ruth and Robert FINNIE. Devoted grandmother of Samantha, Shawn, Jessica, Amber, Pamela, and Christopher. Devoted great-grandmother of Zachary, and Max. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Community section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 560 Briar Hill Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to Ontario Heart and Stroke, 416-489-7100, or to the Arthritis Society, 416-979-7228.

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GILLSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-31 published
GEORGAS, William Christopher “Bill&rdquo
At his home in Owen Sound on Monday morning July 30, 2007. In his 90th year, William Christopher GEORGAS, the loving husband and friend of Helen GEORGAS (née KARES.) The loving father of Betty Jane and her husband Peter GRAHAM, Christopher GEORGAS and Katherine and her husband Keith McCOLL. Loving grandfather of Roderick and his wife Shelly, Kristan and her husband Mark SEYMOUR and great-grandfather of Emily, Hillary and Chelsea. Dear brother of Louis, Helen (Mrs. Bert WEBBER,) Georgia (Mrs. Anthony NINOS), James (Barbara), Freda (Mrs. Bob GILLSON), Earl (Cora) and Nick. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Catharine, his brother George and his sister Connie (Mrs. James ROBERTSON.) Bill will long be remembered for his involvement in Owen Sound and area. His love of family, Friends, skiing, rollerblading, golf and sing songs at area nursing homes. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Owen Sound Rotary Club, St. George's Anglican Church or the Grey Bruce Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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GILLSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-31 published
City loses a 'favourite son'
By Scott DUNN, Sun Times staff, Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Bill GEORGAS cross-country skiing at the Owen Sound Golf and Country Club in February, 2005. Photo:
The end came unexpectedly for Bill GEORGAS, a man so physically impressive that at 89 he shoveled snow off his roof, in-line skated and skied.
Though small in stature, Mr. GEORGAS' remarkable physical stamina, strength and cheerful spirit were extinguished after his wife found him fallen on the stairs about 4 a.m. Monday. A post-operative examination late Monday suggested he had a heart attack that caused him to fall.
People who knew him heaped superlatives on a man Owen Sound Mayor Ruth LOVELL called a "legend," an "outstanding citizen," the "epitome of a person who loved his community," and an Owen Sound "favourite son."
Marg CAPEL, who selected Mr. GEORGAS as the feature of a "roast and toast" event in June, called him Mr. Owen Sound. She also called him a "wild man on skis."
He visited the city's 150th anniversary homecoming Meet and Greet tent Sunday for a multi-faith church service in the afternoon, then for the evening concert. His family didn't leave with him until about 10 p.m. because Mr. GEORGAS was enjoying himself, talking with people the whole night, his eldest daughter Betty GRAHAM said.
Mr. GEORGAS was the second-oldest among 10 children, all of whom were born in Owen Sound. He attended Northern Business College as a young man but he had always worked in the family movie houses, the Classic and the Savoy theatres.
When those closed he moved to another Famous Players theatre, The Roxy, as a projectionist and retired from there about 20 years ago. His daughter Betty said her dad loved life and was single-minded about things he got interested in, be it golfing, skiing, in-line skating or piano playing. He saw the good in people, as his own dad did, and was a hard worker, she said.
Freda GILLSON, Mr. GEORGAS' sister, said: "He was a very cheerful person and (was) loved by everyone who knew him. He offered encouragement and joy wherever he went."
Younger brother Jimmie GEORGAS, himself a senior champion duathlete, said "He was my mentor."
Mr. GEORGAS loved life and taking chances. When the snowbanks were high he would ski off his roof on top of them. When he was 85 and skiing alone on the West Rocks, he fell through a crevasse but managed to find a way out. He returned the next day to put down boards to protect other skiers.
He skied downhill at Blue Mountain last winter and in-line skated just a couple of weeks ago. A couple years ago he skated to Shallow Lake and back. He would head out, saying little of his destination and not carrying identification because, as he would say, everybody knew him.
In fact, he has fallen a lot and has told people he should have died 20 times over, his daughter recalled. It drove his family crazy, his daughter said.
Mr. GEORGAS's parents were Christ and Sadie GEORGAS, who were born in the Greek town of Sparta. They bought a house in Owen Sound in 1923, which still stands across from A and P.
Mr. GEORGAS was honoured by the city and by the province for his accomplishments as a volunteer. His house is full of awards and honours he received over the years. Pictures of him, usually while cross-country skiing, often appeared in The Sun Times.
In 2003 he told a reporter he'd raised about $180,000 over 23 years in the Rotary Club's annual Winterama cross-country skiing and snowmobiling fundraiser based in Wiarton.
One year he received the Rotary club's prestigious Paul Harris Award. He was inducted in the Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame in the early 1980s for skiing.
Mr. GEORGAS played piano in local seniors' homes, jumping around excitedly as he played standards of the 1940s. His wife, Helen, would sing and invite men to dance. They did this almost daily in nursing homes around Owen Sound.
Mr. GEORGAS was also a religious man and, in April, he carried the cross for a few steps in the Good Friday procession to city hall. He admired Benny Hinn, the television preacher who claims to heal people of incurable illnesses. Mr. GEORGAS particularly admired Hinn's work to help orphans, Betty GRAHAM said.
"He had a deep compassion for underdogs and for poor people," GRAHAM said of her dad. He was known as "Bible Bill" in his youth and he believed God wanted him to do good in the community. He was a life member of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen of St. George's Church in Owen Sound.
LOVELL saw Mr. GEORGAS most mornings as she walked her dog past his house. He would always ask her how she planned to keep fit that day. He once taught her to downhill ski in the Beaver Valley and left her exhausted by morning's end, while he went up and down the hill the rest of the afternoon.
"Honestly, everybody has a story because he had incredible energy, absolutely incredible energy. He defied age. The years weren't important to him."
William Christopher GEORGAS leaves his wife Helen, and their children Betty Jane and her husband Pete GRAHAM, Christopher GEORGAS and Katherine and her husband Keith McCOLL, grandchildren and great-grand children, nephews and nieces.
Visitation takes place Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home. The funeral service will take place at St. George's Anglican Church Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment is to take place in Greenwood Cemetery.

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GILMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
WEYMAN, Ronald C.T. (1915-2007)
It is with great sadness that the family of Ron WEYMAN announces his passing on June 26, 2007. Ron left this world peacefully in his sleep at the place he loved best - the Weyman farmhouse outside of Flesherton, Ontario, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Erith, Kent, England in 1915, Ron came to Canada with his family at age 8. His artistic pursuits started early and he was acting, painting, writing and taking photographs, before joining the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1939, serving as Lieutenant Commander in the North Atlantic, D-Day and South East Asia theatres where his achievements were 'mentioned in dispatches' to the Admiralty. He was also recognized as a war artist, with his work hanging in the National War Museum. He joined the fledgling National Film Board of Canada in 1946 and took his award winning documentary filmmaking skills to television in 1954 when he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto to produce and direct television drama. Over a 26 year career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Ron was a broadcast pioneer responsible for thousands of hours of television and the establishment of hundreds of careers. His key contribution was taking television 'out of the studio and into the streets' in the 1960s with the groundbreaking series 'Wojeck'. His programs won critical acclaim, attracted millions of viewers, and created the template for Canadian drama that continues to this day. After retiring in 1980 he continued to direct, traveled, wrote three novels and a book of memoirs as well as several screenplays, learned to play classical guitar and returned to his first love - painting. In 2001 he was recognized for his contribution to Canadian culture, receiving the Governor General's Masterworks Award. Slowed only by age, he was finally felled by a stroke four years ago and has now found merciful release. Ron will be greatly missed by his loving wife Vanna with whom he shared 60 years of marriage and raised five creative children - Cindy (BISAILLON,) Jenny (WEYMAN- CHARTOFF,) John ('Tiki',) Peter ('Bay') and James. He enjoyed watching his family grow with the arrival of 11 grandchildren - Tosh, Kit, Raffa, Caley, Jesse, Teo, Luke, Riley, and Emma WEYMAN; Chloe BISAILLON and Miranda WEYMAN- CHARTOFF. Holidays and weekends often saw the gathering of the family tribe at 'The Farm' where Ronny presided at the head of the table with his toasts of 'yo, yo, yo!'. Ron also leaves his dear sister - broadcaster, writer and sculptor Rita Greer ALLEN, widow of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation veteran Robert ALLEN; sons and daughters in-law Robert CHARTOFF, Heather GILMAN, Anne LINDSAY, Anne McCLELLAND and Richard PARTINGTON; and nephews and nieces Astrid WEYMAN, Pief WEYMAN and Wendy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. His family is so grateful for the time they were able to share with Ronny, even in his twilight days, and for the enormous, loving legacy that he has left behind. Fare you well, old sailor. Thanks to all the caregivers who helped Ronny through his last years, especially those at the Queen Elizabeth Centre, and the South West/Grey Bruce Community Care Access Centre, Care Partners and Red Cross. Cremation has occurred and a gathering of Friends and family to honour his memory and celebrate his accomplishments will take place at the Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2007. Memorial Celebration at noon with reception to follow. No flowers please but donations are encouraged to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GILMORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
GILMORE, Norma
In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Norma, who was taken away from us, one year ago January 13, 2006. In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day, Dear Mother, That we do not think of you. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Darlene, all her family and Friends.

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GILMORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-04 published
McALARY, Shirley Marguerite (née TAIT/TAITE/TATE)
(March 2, 1926-September 1, 2007)
Passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at the age of 81 years. Shirley was born on March 2, 1926 in Sudbury, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. On October 7, 1950 she married James Douglas McALARY in Sudbury. While James worked for Imperial Oil the family lived in many cities of the eastern provinces, settling in Calgary in 1979. She worked as a social worker in Calgary specializing in child protection and welfare, becoming a supervisor until her retirement. Shirley was an accomplished pianist, enjoyed quilting and loved to read. A faithful member of McDougall United Church, she loved meeting new people. Shirley always believed in learning and mastered the computer in her seventies. Her family was her greatest joy and she took great pride in all their accomplishments. Shirley is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Nancy McALARY and John-Mark LYONS of Mississauga, Ontario; her son and daughter-in-law Hugh McALARY and Nancy GILMORE of Edmonton, Alberta; and her loving cat, Harris. She is also survived by her cousin Jacqueline WILLIAMS of Mississauga, Ontario; as well as by several in-laws and Friends. Shirley was predeceased by her husband James Douglas McALARY, her son Christopher Walter McALARY, and her granddaughter Sarah Kristen McALARY. Funeral Services will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta, Suite 134, 1935 32nd Avenue N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3E 7C8 or the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. In living memory of Shirley McALARY, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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GILMOUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
DARLING, Marjorie Stella
Peacefully at her home, Hillier, on Tuesday, June 5th, 2007, formerly of Toronto and Vancouver, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of Tony. Loving mother of Catherine (Kim) HILGE of Oshawa, Timothy of Toronto and Jamie and his wife Karen of Creemore. Dear sister of Ann (Alan) GILMOUR of England. Loved "Grannie" to Conan, Devin, Oliver and Isabel. Mrs. DARLING is resting at, The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, West, Picton, Ontario. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at, The Church of St. Gregory The Great, Picton, on Friday, June 8th at 2 p.m. Father Donald OVERWARTH and Deacon Bill GERVAIS Officiating. Cremation. If desired, donations to the Canadian Red Cross (Homemaker Services) or Covenant House, Toronto would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques Only Please). Friends May Call At The Church From 1 p.m. Till The Time Of Service At 2 p.m. On line donations and codolence at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GILMOUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
HOPKINS, Keith Lauchlin, F.R.C.C.O., A.R.C.T., R.M.T.
Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, Keith HOPKINS of Burlington, at the age of 76 years. Beloved husband of the late Joanne HOPKINS. Dear father of Dean, Dale and Heather. Beloved grandfather of Ashley, Chris, Rhiannon and Michael. Survived by his brother Stan and sister Edna. Keith had an accomplished career in church music spanning 50 years. He served as organist and choir director at Port Nelson United Church for 47 years, and was a music teacher and mentor to numerous students. Visitation at Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill Street North, Waterdown, on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and then at Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Doctor (at Rossmore Blvd.), Burlington, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2007 at 11 a.m. Rev. Heather GILMOUR officiating. Cremation to follow with interment later at Grove Cemetery, Dundas. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Port Nelson Organ Fund or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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GILMOUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-10 published
GILMOUR, Wing Commander W. William "Bill", AFC, CD - Royal Canadian Air Force Retired
(December 20th, 1913-October 7th, 2007)

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GILMOUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-05 published
Wartime pilot was among the first to introduce the Royal Canadian Air Force to the jet age
An instructor who had been denied a combat role because he was a superb flyer, he went aloft in a Gloucester Meteor in 1945. It proved to be the most memorable flight of his career
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S10
Ottawa -- Sitting in the cockpit of a Gloster Meteor jet aircraft, Bill GILMOUR of the Royal Canadian Air Force could feel and hear the immense power of both Rolls Royce Derwent 1 centrifugal turbojet engines as they idled quietly before takeoff.
It was December 8, 1945, and he had just received clearance from the control tower. Mr. GILMOUR pushed the throttles forward and the Meteor, the first operational jet fighter to enter service with the Allies during the Second World War, quickly rolled down the runway.
Seconds later, Mr. GILMOUR, a highly experienced pilot and flight instructor who was awarded an important decoration for his instructional abilities, was airborne over a war-weary English countryside. The fighting in Europe had been over for seven months, but the Royal Air Force and its allies, including the Royal Canadian Air Force, were developing and testing new aircraft for post-war service.
For the next 70 minutes, Mr. GILMOUR, an Royal Canadian Air Force flight lieutenant attached to the Royal Air Force's Empire Central Flying School, put his Meteor Mk III jet through a series of dazzling acrobatics. After more than four years spent flying two dozen types of piston-engine aircraft from Spitfires to Harvards, it was the first time he'd gone aloft in a jet.
After rolling and looping at a cruising speed of 660 km/h, as high as 15,000 metres above the earth, Mr. GILMOUR reluctantly brought his aircraft back to earth to the flying school's airfield at Hullavington in Wiltshire. He never forgot that flight for the rest of his life. According to one of his sons, Jeffrey, it even made history of a sort. "He told me that he was one of the first five Royal Canadian Air Force pilots to fly a jet, at the dawn of the jet age."
It was a highlight of Mr. GILMOUR's war-time career, all of which had been spent in Canada as an instructor with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. It wasn't that he wanted to stay safe and sound 5,000 kilometres from dogfights in the skies over Europe, it was that he was simply too good a pilot to send overseas on operations.
In fact, on July 28, 1943, Wing Commander E.R. JOHNSTON of Royal Canadian Air Force Trenton's Central Flying School rated Mr. GILMOUR as "an above-average pilot and instructor." That was gratifying, but instructors of that calibre were at a premium and no matter how many times he sent in a request for a transfer to the war, he was turned down. It was galling, but he had to obey orders.
"He was extremely keen to get overseas on operations against the enemy, but the air force obviously saw that he was an excellent pilot so he was selected to remain in Canada to train others," said Jeffery GILMOUR. "He was frustrated because his primary aim was to fly with a fighter squadron against the enemy, but he never got the chance."
Day in, day out, starting in April, 1941, at No. 1 Service Flying Training School at Camp Borden, Ontario, Mr. GILMOUR climbed into innumerable Harvards, Yales, Cranes and Hudsons -- all yellow-painted training aircraft -- at all hours of the day and night. He flew with his students -- teaching and assessing them, cajoling, criticizing and encouraging them -- until he judged they were ready to go solo. Those who couldn't make the grade washed out, packed their bags and were reassigned.
Page after page of neat entries in his log book chronicles the students he took up over Camp Borden and Trenton during those four years. The list -- with names like Hall, Magwood, Freeland, Honeyman, Heard, Eaton, May, Jackson, Jones, Anderson, Smith, Curry, Elmes -- is endless. Ground checks, takeoffs, instrument flying, emergencies procedures, gunnery, night flying, there were thousands of things to learn and there wasn't much time to do it. Almost all of his students graduated, a few were killed during training and some lost their lives overseas on operations, but all were the better for his instruction.
By 1942, Mr. GILMOUR was so good at his job that he was appointed acting chief flying instructor at Camp Borden. That meant even more paperwork, plus supervising the other instructors to make sure that procedures were followed and standards met.
For his dedication, Mr. GILMOUR was awarded the Air Force Cross on January 1, 1945. "By his excellent leadership as a pilot he was been a mainstay in the training organization," the official citation read. "For the past six months he had the responsibilities of chief flying instructor as well as those of a squadron commander and has performed those duties most efficiently. The excellent work of this officer and the outstanding devotion to duty he has displayed at all times are most praiseworthy."
Bill GILMOUR grew up in Ottawa and Toronto. Working as a clerk and cashier for the Crown Life Insurance Company was pretty boring, so he took flying lessons and obtained his private pilot's license. "My ambition is to fly," he once wrote. "It has been my ambition every since I was a kid. I want to make flying my business." On June 25, 1940, after a frustrating, six-month wait, Mr. GILMOUR joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was awarded his wings on January 24, 1941.
After the war, Mr. GILMOUR, whose whole life was based around flying and the comradeship he found in the Royal Canadian Air Force, elected to stay in the air force. It was a good decision, since he was immediately promoted to squadron leader and participated in the air force's golden era, which lasted roughly from 1950 to Post-war planners had envisioned a tiny force of just 16, 100 men and eight squadrons, but by 1950, North Atlantic Treaty Organization had been founded, the Cold War was in progress and Canadian troops were fighting in Korea in support of the United Nations. By 1959, the Royal Canadian Air Force boasted more than 2,000 aircraft and 56,000 men and women stationed at dozens of bases in Canada and Europe.
Filling a number of staff positions across Canada during the 1950s, Mr. GILMOUR flew as often as he could, for a total of 3,567 hours overall. Starting in 1955, his 13-year-old son, Jeffrey, a member of 181 (Mosquito) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, was lucky enough to be invited to fly Harvards with his old man on weekends.
"The first time we went flying, he taxied out to the runway. I remember the aircraft moving from side to side. I thought, he must be a lousy pilot, but later I learned he had to do that while taxiing in order to see out of the cockpit," he recalled. "We'd go both Saturday and Sunday, fly all over southern Ontario, fly low level so I could see everything. He'd do loops and rolls but always ask me if I was comfortable."
John GILMOUR remembers a highly-organized man who wasn't the most demonstrative parent, which was something the man had in common with many stiff-upper-lip fathers of his generation, but he knew what values to teach his children. "Loyalty, determination, leadership and dedication, all too absent in today's society. He was away quite a lot -- it wasn't a 9-to-5 job -- so we often didn't see him as often as kids who had civilian fathers."
After retiring from the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1963 as a wing commander, Mr. GILMOUR spent the next 15 years with the Public Service Commission of Canada. He loved golfing, gardening, big-band music (he played a mean alto saxophone) and entertaining his grandchildren.
Walter William GILMOUR was born December 20, 1913, in Winnipeg, Manitoba He died of natural causes in Ottawa on Oct 7, 2007. He was 93. He is survived by sons Jeffrey and John, and by daughters Angela and Paula. He also leaves his sisters Audrey, Jean and Erna, and numerous grandchildren. His wife Sheila predeceased him in 1995.

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GILPIN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-16 published
GILPIN
In loving memory of a dear mother, Rita Gilpin, who passed away May 19, 2006.
Left behind are beautiful memories of a mother,
So sweet, loving and kind.
In life we loved her dearly,
In death we do the same.
But God called our dear mother home,
He took away her suffering.
And so, we'll trust God's promise sweet,
that someday in heaven again we'll meet.
Sadly remembered but always loved by Irene (Bill), Margaret (Roy), Blair (Sherry), Gary (Barb), Patty (Conrad) and grandchildren.

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GILPIN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-06-13 published in memoriam
GILPIN--In Loving Memory of Margaret GILPIN, June 14, 2006
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be,
So He closed His arms around you
And whispered "Come to me.
"In tears we saw you sinking,
We watched you fade away,
Our hearts were truly broken,
You fought so hard to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping,
Peacefully and free from pain,
We could not wish you back,
To suffer that again.
So keep your arms around her, Lord,
And give her special care,
Make up for all she suffered,
That seemed to us unfair.
So many times we've needed you,
So many times we've cried,
If love could have saved you,
You never would have died.
Loved and dearly missed by George, Jim and Donna, Anna and Ian, Peggy and families.

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GILPIN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-06-13 published in memoriam
GILPIN
In loving memory of a dear Grandmother and Great Grandmother,
Margaret Gilpin who passed away June 14th, 2006.
Missing you, loving you, feeling your presence always.
Knowing that God's hands are linked in yours and the promise that one day
we will see your smile and feel your hugs again
-that each day brings us closer to you.
Until we meet again...
Deeply loved , missed and always remembered by Deanna, Arron, Clay and Annie.

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GILSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-04 published
GOLDSMITH, Joyce Elizabeth (née HENRY)
Peacefully in Durham with her daughters at her side on Friday June 1, 2007. Joyce (née HENRY) of Durham in her 78th year. Wife of the late Roger GOLDSMITH. Loving and devoted mother of Kendra (Dale BONN) GOLDSMITH of Kitchener and Kara (Dan) MULLER of Ilderton. Dear sister of June (Myles) GILSON of Georgetown. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Danya GOLDSMITH- MILNE and Megan and Nicolas MULLER and her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 3 infant children. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, Durham at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday June 5, 2007. Interment Durham Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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