GREATHEAD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-26 published
PARKER, Howard Earl
Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home, London on Sunday September 23rd in his 76th year. Predeceased by his wife Mary (née FENTON.) Dear father of Susan EVASCHUK (Tony) of Dorchester and Jeffery of British Columbia. Loving grandfather of Melissa, Adam, Jessica and Tyler. Brother of Virginia GREATHEAD. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Meadow Park Nursing Home on Thursday September 27, 2007 at 11 a.m.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREATHEAD - All Categories in OGSPI

GREAVETTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-23 published
GREAVETTE, Fred
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday, August 19, 2007. Fred GREAVETTE of Owen Sound at the age of 58. Loving husband of the late Louise (VAN ESSEN.) Father of John (Inna) VAN ESSEN, Paula (Al) WILLCOCK, Michelle VAN ESSEN, Karl VAN ESSEN and Debbie (Pat McCORMICK) GREAVETTE. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Justine, Cory, Raeanne, Jenna, Alexia and Temperance; three brothers, six sisters and Todd BARBER. A graveside service will be held at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. All who wish to remember Fred are welcome to attend. The family would like to give special thanks to Gary BUCKTON and Doctor Glenn HARADA for their Friendship and support. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREAVETTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-23 published
GREAVETTE, Louie Fred
Passed over after a courageous battle on Sunday August 19th, 2007 at the age of 58. Born January 20th, 1949 in the Red Cross Hospital in Whitney, Ontario. Fred lived the majority of his life in Owen Sound. Fred was active in the Owen Sound Slow Pitch Men's League and enjoyed many hours of coaching ladies' softball. Fred was a member of the Georgian Triangle Dart Club. He loved to spend time in the outdoors whether he was hunting for food for his family, or just picking berries. Fred is predeceased by his loving wife Louise GREAVETTE (VAN ESSEN,) his parents David and Mary GREAVETTE, brothers Percy (Soap) and David, nieces Tonya and Ashley and nephew Jason. Fred will be sadly missed by daughters Paula and husband Al WILCOCK, Debbie GREAVETTE and her partner Pat McCORMICK and his grandchildren Cory, Alexia, and Temperance. Fred will be missed by his family, Thelma and Charlie KRAMER, Cecil and Brenda GREAVETTE, Jack GREAVETTE, Verna FULFORD and her life-partner Ed WHITE/WHYTE of Kitchener-Waterloo, Grace and George HIBBS, Lucy KEMP and her life-partner Doug, Phyllis and Jerry THORPE, all of Guelph, Isabel of Listowel and Bill and Yvonne ROBINSON of Durham. Fred had 7 nephews and 12 nieces and 24 great-nephews and nieces. Fred will be missed by good friend Gary BUCKTON who was there every day during his battle. Special thanks to him for all the support he gave him. A gathering for Friends and family to celebrate the life and passing over will be held on Friday, August 24th at 2 p.m. at William Timber McArthur Park, 5th Ave. E., Owen Sound. We will celebrate his aboriginal heritage, that will be held outdoors, so bring your lawnchairs and memories to share. Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREAVETTE - All Categories in OGSPI

GREBEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-16 published
GREBEN, Stanley
On Sunday, October 14, 2007 surrounded by his family at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Stan GREBEN, dedicated physician, beloved husband of Marilyn. Loving father of Daniel and Jan, and father-in-law of Jill. Dear brother of Jerry, and the late Ethel HAHN. Devoted grandfather of Alexander, Rachel, and Jonathan. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Shiva 500 Avenue Road #702. Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Sinai Hospital Research Institute, 416-586-8290.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREBEN - All Categories in OGSPI

GRECO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
McBRIDE, Kathleen " Kaye"
Peacefully, with her family by her side on Monday, January 1, 2007 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga. Kaye, age 77 years, beloved wife for 52 years of Joe. Loving mother of Michael (Kim), Tim (Tracy), Pat, Paula BUERGER (Geoffrey) and Suzi. Dear grandmother of Joseph, Marie, Adam and Christopher; Mitchell and Matthew Colin, Brendan and Ian. Survived by her sisters Gladys DYMOND, Rita STUTT (Garnet), Joan SULLIVAN, and Eleanor McLAUGHLIN and by her brother John McLAUGHLIN (Barbara.) Kaye graduated as a registered nurse from Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto. She was an active member of St. Clement Roman Catholic Parish from its inception in 1967. She was a tireless worker for charities including St. Vincent de Paul and ShareLife. President of the Catholic Women's League. She was an avid reader and a member of Markland Wood Country Club, and a past Captain of the ladies section. The family wish to express their sincere thanks to caregivers Hilda (Rosa) GRECO and Liz LOPATNIKOW. Also thanks to Doctor O'CONNOR and nurses Anita, Laurie, Melissa, Rolanda, and Carmen at Trillium Health Centre. Their kindness and compassion will always be appreciated and remembered by the family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2007. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Clement Church, 409 Markland Doctor Etobicoke (at Bloor St.). Cremation to follow. For those who wish, donations made to Share Life, Trillium Health Centre Foundation or to Saint Michael's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GRECO - All Categories in OGSPI

GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-06 published
GREEN, Kenneth
In loving memory of Kenneth GREEN, who left us June 6, 2006.
It broke our hearts to lose you
You did not go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
Our lives go on without you
But nothing is the same.
You did so many things for us,
Your heart was kind and true,
And when we needed someone,
We could always count on you.
Sad are the hearts that loved you,
Silent the tears that fall.
Living our lives without you
Is the hardest part of all.
The special years will not return
When we were all together,
But with the love within our hearts
You'll walk with us forever.
- Lovingly remembered and forever missed by Mom and Family.
Page 3

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-20 published
BRADLEY, Joyce (STAFFORD)
Suddenly at her home, in Dundalk on Friday, June 15th, 2007. Joyce (STAFFORD) BRADLEY in her 73rd year, beloved wife of George BRADLEY. Dear mother of Judy (Bob) COPELAND of Barrie and Ruth Ann (Gary) VANALSTINE of R.R.#1 Proton Station. Loving grandmother of Kim COPELAND (Brent), Tracy (Tim) SALTER, Dorothy-Jo (Karl) REIDL, Christopher, Colleen and Mariann VANALSTINE and great-grandmother of Taylor COPELAND, and Kirsten and Georgia REIDL. Survived by a brother-in-law Russell BRADLEY and four sisters-in-law Eileen BRADLEY and Reta, Mary and Jean STAFFORD. Predeceased by four brothers Alvin, Oscar, Carl (Scotty) and Bruce STAFFORD, a sister Ruth GREEN, three infant siblings, three sisters-in-law Marg and Fran STAFFORD, and Reta COPELAND, two brothers-in-law Joe GREEN and J.D. KEATING. A Memorial Service will be held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Cremation with burial of ashes in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Tuesday from 7-S p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Page 3

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-12-19 published
GREEN, Della and Lawrence
In memory of loved ones at Christmas: a dear mother Della GREEN, step-father Lawrence GREEN, brother Donald GILKES, and sisters, Betty HEWGILL and Gladys OSBOURNE, who passed away within the last 10 years.
Remembering you is easy
I do it every day
But missing you is the heartache
That never goes away.
- Always remembered by daughter and sister, Thelma, and family.
Page 3

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN 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.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-20 published
BRADLEY, Joyce (STAFFORD)
Suddenly at her home, in Dundalk on Friday, June 15th, 2007. Joyce (STAFFORD) BRADLEY in her 73rd year, beloved wife of George BRADLEY. Dear mother of Judy (Bob) COPELAND of Barrie and Ruth Ann (Gary) VANALSTINE of R.R.#1 Proton Station. Loving grandmother of Kim COPELAND (Brent), Tracy (Tim) SALTER, Dorothy-Jo (Karl) REIDL, Christopher, Colleen and Mariann VANALSTINE and great-grandmother of Taylor COPELAND, and Kirsten and Georgia REIDL. Survived by a brother-in-law Russel BRADLEY and four sisters-in-law Eileen BRADLEY and Reta, Mary and Jean STAFFORD. Predeceased by four brothers Alvin, Oscar, Carl (Scotty) and Bruce STAFFORD, a sister Ruth GREEN, three infant siblings, three sisters-in-law Marg and Fran STAFFORD, and Reta COPELAND, two brothers-in-law Joe GREEN and J.D. KEATING. A Memorial Service will be held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation with burial of ashes in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 1-2 p.m.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-10 published
WEAVER, Wilfred Charles
Suddenly in Durham on Sunday, July 8, 2007. “Wilf” Weaver of R.R.#3, Durham in his 80th year. Husband of the late Margaret (née GREEN.) Loving partner of Pauline MacGILLIVRAY. Loved father of Scott (Bonnie) of Bassanno, Alberta, Brenda (Chris) WHEELER of R.R.#3, Durham and the late Cathy CALDWELL. Dear brother of Robert (Marie) of Ingersoll, Barbara (Allan) BALL of Embro and Pat JOHNSON of Tavistock. Wilf will be sadly missed by grandchildren Stephan and Stacey CALDWELL, Ryan and Tyler WEAVER, Adam WHEELER and Krista ELLEY and great-grandchildren Shelby CALDWELL, Katie and Courtney TERRYBERRY, Kirstin and Xzyler WEAVER, Sydney, Branden and Tyson WHEELER and Hayley ELLEY. Predeceased by his sister Betty LUNN. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1-1: 45 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007. Interment Durham Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated. All members of the Masonic Lodge are requested to attend a memorial service for their late brother in the Funeral Home at 6: 30 on Wednesday evening.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-24 published
SCHULTZ, Ruby Margaret (BUMSTEAD)
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Saturday December 22, 2007. The former Ruby Margaret BUMSTEAD of Meaford, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Hugh J. SCHULTZ (1988.) Dear mother of Peggy SCHARF (Lester;) Kathy HORN (Del;) Lorraine JAGO (Bob) all of Nanaimo, British Columbia; Ross SCHULTZ (Isabel) of Meaford; John SCHULTZ (Laura) of Desboro; Donna SPEIDEL (Wayne) of Nanaimo, British Columbia; David SCHULTZ (Brenda) of Meaford Bawn CLARK (Bob) of Owen Sound; Betty WHITTINGTON (Don) of Toronto Charlie SCHULTZ (Jan;) Linda BOWINS (Leonard) all of Meaford Joanne JONES of Hamilton; Sandra GREEN (Ted) of Latchford; and Paul SCHULTZ (Judy) of Meaford. Fondly remembered by 39 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild and a sister, Laura BARFOOT. Predeceased by daughters Dorothy WILLAN and Eleanor SMOOK, a son Roger SCHULTZ, brothers Wilmer, Earl, Jim, Percy, Gordon, Walter, sisters Mary WILSON and Eleanor MOULTON and an infant sister Jessie. Also survived by sons-in-law Jim WILLAN and Gene SMOOK and a brother-in-law Ken. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford on Sunday afternoon from 2 until 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Meaford United Church on Monday December 24th at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Judith OLIVER officiating. A private family service of interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
LACH- MARSTON, Barbara Freda (née LACH)
Peacefully on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 at Parkwood Hospital. Barbara Freda LACH- MARSTON of London in her 54th year. Beloved partner of Robert "Bob" GREEN. Loving daughter of Julia LACH and the late Peter LACH of Delhi. Dear mother of Ashley and Morgan MARSTON of London. Dear sister of Joe LACH (Arlene) of Simcoe and Richard LACH of Delhi. Cherished aunt of Nicole (LACH) COMELLA and Daxton LACH. Dear cousin of Tony LACH (Stephanie.) Special friend of Glen and Donna BARTON. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, January 12th, 2007 at 11 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Barbara are asked to consider Parkwood Hospital Foundation Palliative Care Unit. On-line condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
HOORNICK, Cees
On Monday January 8, 2007. Cees HOORNICK of London in his 63rd year. Dear father of Jeffery HOORNICK (Debbie) of Dorchester and Kristy HOORNICK of London. Loving grandfather of Garrett. Brother of Helen GREEN (Brian) of Tillsonburg and Johanna WILSON (Don) of London. Cees will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, London. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Salvation Army) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN 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
Page 11

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-05 published
MORRISON, David Brian
Lighting Designer for ballet and modern dance
Passed away Wednesday January 3, 2007 age 46, at home with his wife Colleen "sweetie" PILGER, his daughters Sydney, 12 and Megan, 9. Beloved son of Stuart and Ann MORRISON of Kelowna, British Columbia. Survived also by sister Diane, brother-in-law Carlos and nieces Charlotte and Joanna of Campbell River, British Columbia. Also loved by in-laws Marg and Chuck PILGER of Toronto and their sons Neal of Kingston, Ontario and Kim of Shimobe Minobu, Japan and "Nana" Nell GREEN of Stratford, Ontario. Special thanks to Dr. David HEDLEY and the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital who helped him through his four year treatment of colorectal cancer. Please join the family and Friends at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, National Ballet School 404 Jarvis St. Toronto at 4 p.m. on Sunday January 7, 2007 for a remembrance. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Technicians Endowment Fund would be appreciated.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
GREEN, Doctor David
On Thursday, January 4, 2007 at York Central Hospital. Doctor David GREEN, beloved husband and best friend of Rose for 70 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Elaine and Murray MARKOWITZ, and the late Lawrence (Larry) GREEN. Dear brother of Minnie PASTERNAK, and the late Lou GREEN, and Belle SIEGEL. Devoted grandfather of Stephanie. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Doctor David GREEN was the founder of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva 155 Bradgate Drive, Thornhill, from 2: 00 p.m. through to Tuesday, January 9, 2007. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 416-488-0030.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
KENNEDY, Louise
Peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on Saturday, January 6, 2007 in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband Jack KENNEDY. Beloved mother of John and his wife Ann, Jim and his wife Ev, Joe and his wife Mo, Paul and his wife Susie, Liz and her husband Ron PEARLMAN and Marylou and her husband Tim GREEN. Loving grandmother of Jason, Adam, Drew, Lindsay, Sean, Theresa, Nicole, Shannon, Frank, Carly, Jessica, Michael, Emma and Jackson. The family would like to thank the staff at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care they provided Louise. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (2265 Headon Road, Burlington) on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, expressions of sympathy to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333). www.smithsfh.com

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-15 published
HENSHAW, Douglas Harvey
Died peacefully in the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa on August 13th 2007 after celebrating his 84th birthday with his family on August 7th. Beloved husband of Marilyn (née BARNECOTT) for fifty-five years. Devoted father of John (Joy CHAO) of Vancouver, Ann (Jim NORMAN) of Toronto, Bill of Dublin, California, Peter (Belinda DODSON) of Ottawa, and Jane (Steven DONALD) of Oakville. Loving grandfather of Matthew and Jamie DONALD. Dear brother of Joan GREEN of St. Albert, Alberta, and uncle to her daughters Valerie, Jill and Alison. Predeceased by his brother David and parents Clara and Harvey HENSHAW of Hamilton. Doug was born in Hamilton in 1923. He graduated from Delta Collegiate in Hamilton in 1942. He then attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a B.A. Sc. in 1946, M.A. Sc. in 1948 and PhD in 1951 as a member of the first graduating class of the Institute of Aerophysics. During the 1940s he worked for A.V. Roe (Avro) Canada. After completing his PhD, which involved the construction of a supersonic wind tunnel, he joined the National Research Council's National Aeronautical Establishment in Arnprior. He moved with the National Aeronautical Establishment to Ottawa in July 1953 and worked there until he moved to De Havilland Aircraft in Toronto in 1956. In 1966 he took the family to California, where he worked on Lockheed's Supersonic Transport. In 1967 he returned to Canada, working for a time in Kitchener establishing the new Conestoga College. In 1968, he returned to Ottawa to work for the National Research Council, where he remained until his retirement in 1986. Doug had a lifelong fascination for airplanes, from his boyhood entries in model aircraft competitions and his enthusiasm for airshows and air museums, to his close following of the development of Boeing's Dreamliner. He was also a keen traveller and photographer and in his retirement, an avid amateur genealogist. Until his final few weeks, he was cared for by Marilyn at home in Edwards, where the family has lived since 1970. His brother David's problems with mental illness prompted Doug to support Ottawa's Salus Corporation (www.salus.on.ca, 2000 Scott Street, Ottawa, K1Z 6T2), to whom donations may be made in lieu of flowers. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at a Memorial Visitation at the Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank St, Metcalfe, Ontario from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service in Memory of Doug will take place in the Chapel of the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m. Private Inurnment, Aylmer Cemetery, Aylmer, Ontario.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-18 published
Conductor, diplomat, dreamer, wit
By Robert EVERETT- GREEN, Page R5
Opera has many heroes; few of them are found in orchestra pits. Richard BRADSHAW came to the Canadian Opera Company in 1989 in a supporting role, but by the time he died on Wednesday night, he had become a hero in the opera community and in his adopted city of Toronto.
He was the kind of figure that many arts organizations see only once, a master builder who raised his company to a permanently higher level. His monument stands on a busy corner in downtown Toronto, where the opera house he dreamed of for two decades opened scarcely a year ago.
All this past year, the company's first season in the new Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Bradshaw's entry into the pit on performance nights became a ritual moment for the audience, which never failed to give him a long, loud ovation. I'm sure that as someone who knew the ups and downs of a life in the theatre, he was both flattered and amused to be cheered before a single note had been played.
He was a man of large appetites and tremendous spirit, who in our last extended conversations told me that the only irresponsible option in art was to avoid taking risks. At crucial moments in his career, BRADSHAW took bold chances whose benefits will long outlast him.
He had a diplomat's sense of where alliances could be built, and a field commander's instinct for the timely seizure of new ground. He was a wit and a great storyteller, who loved to appear to be letting you in on a secret whose exposure usually moved him a small step closer to some strategic objective.
It's strange to think how easily he might have missed finding his true life's work. When he arrived at the Canadian Opera Company 18 years ago, he was an itinerant opera conductor who had never led a major company. He was hired not as artistic director but as chief conductor, essentially the same job he had held for 12 years at the larger, more prestigious San Francisco Opera. He was given a narrow mandate to improve musical standards in a company that was preparing for rapid growth and a move into a new ballet-opera house.
The house never happened, the economy went sour, and the company's general director, Brian DICKIE, left abruptly with five years still on his contract. After a cursory search for a replacement, the board named BRADSHAW artistic director in early 1994.
The predictable next act would have seen the new man making all the hard choices and painful cuts, before being nudged aside for a more experienced leader. The budget shrank 8 per cent during BRADSHAW's first year, and subscription sales were crumbling. But if opera was a poker game, and he was a player with a shaky hand, he much preferred to double his bet than to fold. He was soon building ambitious productions that the company really couldn't afford, and making annual raids on its modest endowment fund.
The Canadian Opera Company seemed headed for disaster when BRADSHAW became general director in 1998. But he had already half-convinced the board and many donors that his optimistic vision of the company's future could become true.
His Canadian Opera Company was a broad endeavour that engaged artists from film, theatre, dance and literature (and by extension, the audiences for those forms), as well as a civic project that needed a proper place to flourish. He understood the importance not just of putting on good shows, but of making the art form itself seem exciting and even hip. He engineered a gradual change in the Canadian Opera Company's public image and sense of self that had begun when Dickie brought in Robert Lepage and Michael Levine for the company's landmark 1993 production of Schoenberg's Erwartung and Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle.
BRADSHAW built on that success, the Canadian Opera Company's cultural credit began to rise and an adventurous new audience joined the old one. Against all odds, BRADSHAW charmed and lobbied and bullied his way to a new opera house. His most daring gambit may have been to announce that the company would begin staging Wagner's four-part Ring cycle in 2003 (later postponed by a year), and in the next breath to say that it was "inconceivable" for such a thing to happen without a new theatre.
At that point the company still had no land and no proof of government support. BRADSHAW had said for years that the company needed a place to do big projects like the Ring; now he was insisting that the hall must be built because the Ring was going to happen there.
It was a crazy-brave move, and he knew it. He compared himself to the poker-playing heroine of Puccini's The Girl of the Golden West, who wins the game with an extra deck of cards hidden in her stocking. "I must think I've got another pack," he said.
All the while, he was continuing with his very first mandate: to improve musical standards. The Canadian Opera Company orchestra improved enormously during his tenure. Many gifted Canadian voices passed through the Canadian Opera Company ensemble, though Canadians could be sparse in shows whose casts sometimes seemed to have been airlifted en masse from Eastern Europe. But in recent years, Canadian singers such as Isabel Bayrakdarian, Adrianne Pieczonka, Michael Schade and Russell Braun took leading roles in Canadian Opera Company performances and on the company's seven CD recordings for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
BRADSHAW expanded the Canadian Opera Company's repertoire to include major operas by Janacek, Debussy and Mussorgsky, as well as rare but important works by Rossini, Stravinsky and Handel. He programmed contemporary operas by Hans Werner Henze and Poul Ruders, and made a success of them. But in his 13 years as artistic head, he brought only one Canadian opera to the company's mainstage. His flair for building alliances didn't extend to those who might have helped develop a strong Canadian repertoire for the Canadian Opera Company.
As a conductor, he had a practical, down-to-earth approach. His performances emphasized energy, precision and balance. He was often less effective at exposing the poetic aspects of a score. His great talent was for bringing together all the forces that an opera company needs, both onstage and off.
Last year's Ring cycle, the biggest single project he and the company had ever attempted, was a triumph beyond BRADSHAW's own high expectations. He often talked about the lure of the "unobtainable ticket," and last season that became true for the Canadian Opera Company, which sold out its entire first year at the Four Seasons.
BRADSHAW died at the peak of his achievement and popularity. It would be absurd to say his work was done; he was only 63, and had great plans for the future, including the Canadian Opera Company premiere (later this season) of Janacek's From the House of the Dead, and a promised rendezvous with Prokofiev's War and Peace. But the goals he had set his heart on had been achieved. He fought the good fight with all his strength, and as far as is possible in the arts, he lived a hero's life.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-22 published
FREEMAN, John Craig " Freebie"
(York Regional Police Detective)
After valiantly facing the challenges of a rare and complex disease, Craig, of Toronto and formerly of the Mt. Albert area, passed away peacefully, at 55 years of age, at Toronto General Hospital on Sunday, August 19, 2007. Beloved husband of Doctor Carol ROLHEISER. Dear son of the late Anneliese and the late Doctor John FREEMAN. Dear brother of Mark (Judy) FREEMAN. Dear son-in-law of Marge and the late Con ROLHEISER. Dear brother-in-law of late Doug (Suzanne) ROLHEISER, Dianne (Craig) GREEN, Roy (Barb) ROLHEISER, Lynda (Jim) PHELAN, Norm (Jan) ROLHEISER, and Terry (Tammy) ROLHEISER. Lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Freebie was a unique man who touched the lives of many people. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held on Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. under the auspices of Rowland Lodge No. 646 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Albert. Funeral service will be held at the Mt. Albert United Church, 41 Alice Street, Mt. Albert on Friday, August 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Donations to Doctor Suzanne Trudel at Princess Margaret Hospital to further research on POEMS Syndrome and related disorders would be appreciated.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
WILKS, Bessie " Barbara"
On Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital, in her 99th year. Daughter of the late Gavreil Eli and Matle. Beloved wife of the late Hillel WILKS. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sylvia and Irving WORTSMAN, Marlene and David SEFTON. Loving grandmother of Sandy and Stephen LEIBOW, Jeffrey and Leigh WORTSMAN, Carol and Peter BROWN, Andrew and Eunhee SEFTON, Daniel and Shelley SEFTON. Very proud great-grandmother of Laura and Amanda LEIBOW Jamie, Sam and Sophie WORTSMAN; Wesley, Stephanie, Russell and Samantha BROWN; Zev SEFTON; Sabrina and Max SEFTON. Survived by her caring brother and sister-in-law Irving and Min HANEFORD. Devoted sister and sister-in-law of the late Sarah and Abraham ROTENBERG, Rose and Abe GREEN, Mary and Joe PANCER, and Leo and Edythe HANIFORD. With gratitude to Josie and Fanny for the wonderful care given to Bessie. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Sunday, August 26th. Interment, Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva, 73 Ridelle Avenue. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation 416-499-1417, or to a charity of your choice.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-02 published
GREEN, Aaron
On Monday, October 1, 2007 at Saint_Joseph's Health Center. Aaron GREEN, beloved husband of the late Mania. Loving father and father-in-law of Anne and Doctor Michael WOOD, and Harry and Rochelle GREEN. Dear brother of Sara GRADZANOWSKI. Devoted grandfather of Jeffrey, Danny, Michael, David, and James. Niece Dorothy WAHL and her children Michael, and Ruthie, and Ellen SIMONY and her husband David of Paris, France. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday, October 2nd at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Workman's Circle Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Reena Foundation at 905-764-1081.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-15 published
KAMARNER, Jeanne (née RUBIN)
On Saturday, October 13, 2007 at the Toronto Western Hospital after complications from Lewy Body Dementia. Jeanne KAMARNER, beloved wife of the late Jack KAMARNER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Nancy and Colin GREEN of Toronto, and Ann and Conrad WALIGORSKI of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dear sister of the late Irving RUBIN. Devoted grandmother of Hiram and Ezra GREEN. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva 45 Tyrrel Avenue, shiva will conclude Thursday evening October 18th. Donations may be made to the Jeanne Kamarner Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
GREEN, Evelyn, R.N.
October 24th, 2007, Orillia. 'Nana' has left us in her 90th year after what can only be described as an incredible life by a spirited character. Evelyn was born in Calgary and grew up in Alberta which was also the birthplace of her sister Pat HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, now of Mayne Island. In 1941 Evelyn went on to graduate in Nursing from Kingston General Hospital. It was here where she met her late husband, Doctor Thomas GREEN, and worked alongside him in his medical practice in Orillia, Ontario while they raised their two daughters, Marsha REGENSBURG (Bruce) of Victoria, British Columbia, and Marilyn GREEN of Orillia. Evelyn worked for many years as an administrator at the Ontario Hospital and her generosity helped many patients go on to live productive lives in the community. In her mid life she began a new career as a special education and substitute teacher and taught at Twin Lakes and Park Street High Schools where her contagious wit made her extremely popular with the students. Evelyn was adored by her grandchildren Steven LAUER and Alison DOMINELLI (Joe); Paul, Nicole, and Mark REGENSBURG, and her great-grandchildren Nicholas and Lucas DOMINELLI. She was affectionately known as 'Nutty Nana' to them and you would routinely hear people, young and old, approaching Evelyn on the streets with a hearty 'Hi Nana!' Evelyn was very proud of her heritage home at 77 Peter Street N where she lived for 60 years and kept the door open to everyone whether it be family, young triathletes visiting for a competition, or her grandchildren's college buddies. The minute you entered her house you felt welcome and she would ask 'Beer or Bloody Mary?' Her sense of humour, love of animals, and zest for playing piano will always be fondly remembered. Thanks to the caring staff at Trillium Manor and to her daughter Marilyn for being by her side in the final days of her life - Nana's funny faces and sense of humour was with her until the end - we would expect no less from her. As she wished, there will be no service. The family would appreciate you sharing memories at regen@shaw.ca

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-16 published
GREEN, Norma
Passed away on November 14, 2007 in her 95th year. Norma was the beloved wife and artist companion of the late Phillip GREEN. Hundreds of beautiful outdoor paintings depict her talents. Norma was most dearly loved by her sister Olwin, her brother John, her niece Olwin Maria, her nephew Mark Phillip, her beloved Bronwyn, many other family members and Friends. Norma was a most generous spirit, a doer of kindly deeds. In lieu of memorial donations, please dedicated a good deed to the memory of this special person. All arrangements are private.
"This world is not conclusion
A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible as music,
But positive as sound."
- Emily Dickinson

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-04 published
SINGER, Belle
On Monday, December 3, 2007. Belle SINGER, beloved wife of the late Fred SINGER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Rosalyn and Bernard NATHANSON, and Francine and Ralph GREEN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Rose and the late Ben KATZ, Jules NEWTON and the late Wallace J. and the late Tillie NEWTON, Francis and the late Samuel NISSENBAUM, the late Toba and the late Harry KASH. Devoted grandmother of Bill and Shaindy NATHANSON, and Lani and Bryon ALEXANDROFF, great-grandmother of Lindsi and Michael, Brandon and JoJo, Daniel, and Adam, great-great-grandmother of Zoe Nora. Blessed to have outstanding caregivers Lisa, and Beth. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Fred and Belle Singer Memorial Fund c/o Baycrest Centre, 416-785-2875.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-24 published
MASH, Anthony " Tony"
Born March 15 1925. After a long illness Tony MASH passed away on December 22nd 2007 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Olive, his daughter Gail GREEN (John,) son Gary MASH, step-daughter Karen BANTOFT, step-son Scott CUMMINGS and step-daughter Judith HEFFERNAN (Michael.) Grandfather of Ken and Mark BANTOFT, Angela AHRENS, Mike GREEN and Claire HEFFERNAN. Great-grandfather of Cheynne and Preston. He is also survived by his brother Denis MASH and his sister Marion BERZINS (John) and their families in England. He is predeceased by his brother Roly MASH and is survived by Roly's family in South Africa. Tony was born in England and fought in the Second World War in the British Navy before coming to Canada and working at Ontario Hydro for 35 years (Ret. 1983). He enjoyed many years boating and collecting model trains. Family will receive visitors in the Ward Funeral Home 109 Reynold Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Thursday December 27, 2007 from 1 p.m. until Service in Chapel at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital would be appreciated after the warmth and care that Tony received from the nursing staff and doctors. Condolences may be sent to tony.mash@wardfh.com

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
NATHANSON, Bernie
On Sunday, December 23, 2007. Bernie NATHANSON, cherished husband of Roslyn. Loving father and father-in-law of Bill and Shaindy NATHANSON, and Lani and Bryon ALEXANDROFF. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Polly and David PEIKOFF, and Max and Eleanor NATHANSON. Dear brother-in-law of Francine and Ralph GREEN. Devoted grandfather of Daniel, Adam, Lindsi and Michael HOLLEND, and Brandon and Jojo ALEXANDROFF. Devoted great-grandfather of Zoe Nora HOLLEND. Special thanks to the staff of Kensington Gardens, 4th floor. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin), for service on Wednesday, December 26th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Bernie Nathanson Memorial Fund c/o Baycrest Centre, 416-785-2875.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
'Man with four hands' was one of the greatest piano players of all time
Canadian whose flying fingers mesmerized audiences around the world - from small clubs in 1950s Montreal to the lights of Carnegie Hall - was a lyrical stylist and a mentor to many
By Nicholas JENNINGS, Special to The Globe and Mail with reports from Canadian Press and staff, Page S9
Toronto -- Few pianists swung as hard or played as fast and with as many grace notes as Oscar PETERSON. The classically trained musician could play it all, from Chopin and Liszt to blues, stride, boogie, bebop and beyond. He led his own jazz trios, performed with such legendary figures as Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, DIzzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong - the latter called him "the man with four hands" - recorded more than 200 albums and wrote such memorable works as Hymn to Freedom and the Canadiana Suite. "A virtuoso without peer," concluded his biographer, Gene Lees, in The Will to Swing.
"The piano is like an extension of his own physical being," composer and clarinetist Phil NIMMONS, who helped create Canadiana Suite, said in 1975 of his long-time friend. "I'm amazed at the speed of his creativity. I am not talking about mere technical capabilities, although his are awesome. I'm speaking of the times when you find him under optimum conditions of creativity. His mind can move as quickly as his fingers and that is what is so astounding."
The story of Oscar PETERSON's rise from immigrant poverty to world fame is one of popular music's great inspirational tales. Born in Montreal's Saint-Henri district, he was the fourth of five children of a Canadian Pacific Railway porter and his wife who came to Canada from the Virgin Islands. His father, Daniel, a self-taught amateur musician and a strict disciplinarian, insisted that his children develop musical skills. Oscar began on piano and trumpet, but dropped the latter after a bout with tuberculosis when he was 7.
By 14, he was studying with Paul de Marky, a renowned Hungarian-born classical pianist who piqued his interest in jazz, particularly works by pianist Art Tatum. Mr. PETERSON always credited his sister Daisy, a noted piano teacher in Montreal who also taught such Canadian musicians as Oliver Jones and Joe Sealy, with being an important teacher and influence on his career. Soon, he was winning competitions. But his father never let it go to his head. He played his son Tatum's renowned recording of Tiger Rag that caused the young musician to quit piano for two months.
Mr. PETERSON always said it was his father who instilled in him an unwavering will to succeed. When he dropped out of high school to play in the Johnny Holmes Orchestra, becoming its only black member, a displeased Daniel PETERSON gave him some stern advice. "He told me, 'If you're going to go out there and be a piano player, don't just be another one. Be the best.' "
The 17-year-old took the words to heart. Within a few years, he was leading his own trio at Montreal's Alberta Lounge, where he developed his distinctive style and attracted some illustrious onlookers, including Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. Then, on one fateful night, American jazz impresario Norman Granz heard Mr. PETERSON at the club and was so impressed that he invited him to play at New York's Carnegie Hall.
Mr. PETERSON's appearance on Mr. Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic program in 1949 was a watershed event. Mr. PETERSON didn't have a work visa, so Mr. Granz decided to introduce him as a surprise guest on a bill that included Charlie Parker, Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins. Although the young pianist was terrified, Mr. Granz assured him it would be worth it. "He told me, 'You'll know if you have what it takes, and if you do what you do and they love it, then you know you've made it,' Mr. PETERSON later recalled.
Performing with bassist Ray BROWN, who would become a long-time sideman, Mr. PETERSON brought the house down with such songs as Fine and Dandy and Tenderly. The 24-year-old "stopped the concert dead cold in its tracks," according to Down Beat magazine, which added that the pianist displayed "a flashy right hand, a load of bop and a good sense of harmonic development." Mr. PETERSON's course - with Mr. Granz as his manager - was set.
Over the next 50 years, Mr. PETERSON played in a variety of trios, including those with Mr. BROWN and guitarist Herb Ellis (1953-1958,) Mr. BROWN and drummer Ed THIGPEN (1959-1964,) bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham (mid-60s) and guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels Pedersen (late 1960s). During this time, he recorded such memorable albums as 1956's Stratford Festival recording, 1958's On the Town, recorded at Toronto's Town Tavern, and 1962's Night Train, which included a number of Duke Ellington pieces as well as Mr. PETERSON's own Hymn to Freedom. Then, in 1964, he produced his best-known work, Canadiana Suite, with each of the album's tracks inspired by a different region of the country. Mr. PETERSON called the project "my musical portrait of the Canada I love," and it was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1965.
By 1979, his career had arrived at a point where he was in steady demand and his life had developed a certain stability. He built a recording studio in his house and set aside enough time most mornings to "ring out some different pieces of equipment and get myself together," he told The Globe and Mail. "I'll maybe come up with something I would want to get started writing."
The studio was irresistible, he said. Later in the day, usually after attending a business meetings elsewhere in the house, he liked to return to the keyboard "to work on some writing, or maybe rehearse a little music."
By all accounts, Mr. PETERSON led two lives - one on the road and one at home. "I work probably six solid weeks then take off a month or two. My work is like that. If I tour, it is usually three or four weeks and when it's over it's done."
When he wasn't away, Mr. PETERSON seldom liked to leave the house. But the constant touring remained a trial before he brought order to his life. "It can be very harried during touring, but we try to control that now. I have to know where I'm going one way or another. I feel that if I have to go on the road I'm not going to stay the Young Women's Christian Association, and I'm not going to eat at the Big Burger. If I go to France, for instance, I eat at the best possible restaurants and stay in the best hotel. I like the finer things in life and I think I deserve what I can afford. I don't thing there's anything wrong with shooting for the best. It's unfortunate that a few more of us don't think that way."
The travelling took its toll on many of Mr. PETERSON's sidemen, who gave up work with the master because personal or health reasons. Some fell victim to the bottle or drugs. Mr. PETERSON, who always avoided such things, kept going, and performed solo frequently in the 1970s. But he paid his own price for touring, which kept him from his wives and children. "How destructive was [the road] for me?" he once asked a CBS reporter. "Almost four divorces - that's how destructive it can be."
Mr. PETERSON recounted in his 2002 autobiography, A Jazz Odyssey, how his breakup with third wife, Charlotte, separated him from their son, Joel, for whom he wrote the tune He Has Gone. "They now live somewhere in Eastern Canada," he wrote. "This had been a dreadful loss." He seemed to find happiness in his fourth marriage to Kelly GREEN, with whom he had a daughter, Céline, in 1991, when he was 66. He credited them with helping him to find a balance between family and music.
"When you first start out, you're impatient, uptight," he once said. "Everything has to be done right now, it doesn't matter what you might like it to be." Later, he said he became a little more sensible about all of life's elements. "You realize that some of the things that you want to do require a depth that you won't have until you're more mature. Even then, there are things that you still can't get together."
Mr. PETERSON possessed a boyish sense of humour and was renowned for his love of laughter. He was also a notorious practical joker. His mischievous side was something that came through in two documentaries: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The Life and Times of Oscar PETERSON and the National Film Board's In the Key of Oscar, which was produced by his niece, former basketball star and Canadian Olympian Sylvia SWEENEY. The latter film recounted some of the early incidents of racism that Mr. PETERSON encountered in his career and featured his emotional journey back to Montreal for the first reunion of the extended PETERSON family, including grandchildren who had previously only ever seen him on television.
Beyond his career and family, Mr. PETERSON pursued his twin hobbies of photography and fly fishing, which he undertook at a summer home in Ontario's Haliburton Highlands. It was also at the cottage that he followed an interest in the heavens. "I'm an amateur astronomer, when I have time, which is usually in the summer at our cottage," he once told The Globe.
He also involved himself in the academic side of music. In 1960, he opened the Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto with Mr. BROWN, Mr. THIGPEN and Mr. NIMMONS. Mr. PETERSON's students included Skip Beckwith, Brian BROWNe, Wray Downes and Bill King. Although his touring commitments forced the school to close in 1964, Mr. PETERSON returned to teaching at Toronto's York University in 1986, when he was appointed as adjunct professor of music in jazz studies. He remained involved with the university afterward, serving as its chancellor from 1991 to 1994.
A two-date reunion in 1990 with his most famous trio, featuring Ray BROWN and Herb Ellis (also featuring drummer Bobby Durham) at New York's Blue Note: club resulted in four separate album releases. Critics hailed Mr. PETERSON's playing from this legendary engagement, citing his emotional depth and softer playing style. Three years later, while performing again at the Blue Note, Mr. PETERSON suffered a stroke, something he only realized after returning to Toronto to receive the Glenn Gould Prize. The stroke weakened his left hand and sidelined him for two years, during which time he fell into a depression. But he credited Friends such as bassist Dave Young for encouraging him to return to performance, which he did with the help of intensive physiotherapy. In 1999, he returned to Carnegie Hall with guitarist Ulf Wakenius, bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew. His left hand could no longer "conjure the rumbling musical earthquakes of old," wrote The New York Times, but his right hand's inventive, fluid work alone prompted several standing ovations.
Two years earlier at the Grammys, he had been given a Lifetime Achievement Award. In all, he won eight Grammys and, in 2005, Canada Post marked his contributions to music with a 50-cent stamp.
A lyrical stylist who has been described as one of the greatest piano layers of all time, Mr. PETERSON inspired countless musicians. Duke Ellington called him "a man who's blessed with great talent, has acquired tremendous skill and executes it with unlimited authority." Ella Fitzgerald said of him, "to me, he's like a brother and a friend, and one of the greatest you'll ever meet."
Diana Krall, who celebrated Mr. PETERSON's 80th birthday with him in 2005 at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, recalled how he invited her down to his basement studio. "He said, 'Hey, Dee, come down and check out the box,' which meant his 10-foot Boesendorfer [piano]," Ms. Krall recalled. "The only problem was then you have to play for him. So I played some Nat Cole tunes and we sang some duets. The fact that I got a chance to sit and talk with him, and laugh with him and his family, is pretty great. It stays with you." Added Ms. Krall: "If I ever feel like I'm needing a boost, I listen to Oscar."
His personal studio represented a dream that was a long time coming, Mr. PETERSON said in 1979. "Years ago, I always wanted this studio, but there was no way I could because I was out playing all the time. But now, with the new studio and the chance to do some composing, it's much easier. I can pursue the love of my life, and yet it's my profession."
Oscar Emmanuel PETERSON was born in Montreal on August 15, 1925. He died of kidney failure at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, on December 23, 2007. He was 82. He leaves his wife, Kelly, and six children from different marriages: Lynn, Gay, Oscar Jr., Norman, Joel and Celine.

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
MASH, Anthony " Tony"
Born March 15, 1925. After a long illness Tony MASH passed away on December 22nd 2007 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Olive, his daughter Gail GREEN (John,) son Gary MASH, step-daughter Karen BANTOFT, step-son Scott CUMMINGS and step-daughter Judith HEFFERNAN (Michael.) Grandfather of Ken and Mark BANTOFT, Angela AHRENS, Mike GREEN and Claire HEFFERNAN. Great-grandfather of Cheynne, Tyler and Preston. He is also survived by his brother Denis MASH and his sister Marion BERZINS (John) and their families in England. He is predeceased by his brother Roly MASH and is survived by Roly's family in South Africa. Tony was born in England and fought in the Second World War in the British Navy before coming to Canada and working at Ontario Hydro for 35 years (Ret. 1983). He enjoyed many years boating and collecting model trains. Family will receive visitors in the Ward Funeral Home 109 Reynold Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Thursday December 27, 2007 from 1 p.m. until Service in Chapel at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital would be appreciated after the warmth and care that Tony received from the nursing staff and doctors. Condolences may be sent to tony.mash@wardfh.com

  G... Names     GR... Names     GRE... Names     Welcome Home

GREEN - All Categories in OGSPI

GRE surnames continued to 07gre002.htm