MATTHEW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-10 published
MATTHEW, Sandra Victoria (née McDOUGALL)
Betty McDOUGALL announces with profound sadness the sudden passing of her elder daughter in Richmond, Virgina, on October 4, 2007. Sandy was the daughter of the late N. Keith McDOUGALL. Loving wife of Chad, mother of Katie JONES of Williamsburg, Virgina, Tyler PIERON of Washington, D.C. and Kristen ROPER (Randy) of Richmond. Loved sister of Mary DOBBIN (David) of Brampton. Grandmother of 3. Private service and cremation took place in Richmond.

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MATTHEWMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
HUESTON, Arthur MacDiarmid
At his residence on Saturday, October 20, 2007. Arthur MacDiarmid HUESTON of Aylmer died peacefully in his sleep of old age in his 93rd year.
Beloved husband of the late Lois (FERGUSON) HUESTON (1993.) Dear father of Jane HUESTON of Ottawa, John HUESTON and his wife Karen of Aylmer and Joan HUESTON of Windsor. Loved by grandchildren Brett, Renée and Eric HUESTON of Aylmer. Brother of Edward HUESTON of London and the late Margaret WATSON and William HUESTON.
Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on April 28, 1915, son of the late Henry and Edith HUESTON. Arthur was the owner of The Aylmer Express, among the few independent publishers left in southwestern Ontario. He came to Aylmer in 1947 and was an active member of the community. He was a past member of the Sarnia Kinsmen Club, past president of the Aylmer Rotary Club, a former member of Aylmer Town Council. He was a founding director of Pleasant Valley Golf Club. He was a member of Col. Talbot Branch #81 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Aylmer. Mr. HUESTON was a veteran of the Second Great War, a lieutenant with the Essex Scottish Regiment in their raid on Dieppe. He spent the remainder of the war in a prisoner of war camp at Eichstadt, Germany.
Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. The Rev. Adele MILES of Trinity Anglican Church and Archdeacon Ronald MATTHEWMAN officiating. Donation to the Aylmer Corner Cupboard would be appreciated. Burial of the ashes at the family plot at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-28 published
MATTHEWS, Bernadette (McCABE)
Suddenly in Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Sunday, November 25, 2007 with her family by her side. Bernadette (McCABE) MATTHEWS in her 89th year, beloved wife of the late Eugene MATTHEWS. Dear mother of Maureen (Doug) ROBINSON of Bobcaygeon, Ruth RIEPERT (Ron) of Windsor, Joan MacKINNON (Ed VANALSTINE) of Mono Centre, Grace (Ross) BROWN of Grand Valley, Michael (Ruth) MATTHEWS of Flesherton and Karen (Bruce) RUSSELL of Dundalk. Will be sadly missed by 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Survived by two sisters Mary (Val) KELLY of Powassan and Theresa DIOTTE of Westport. Pre-deceased by her son Robert MATTHEWS, son-in-law Terry RIEPERT, daughter-in-law Erlene KEIP. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Funeral Mass in Saint_John's Roman Catholic Church, Dundalk on Wednesday, November 28 at 12 noon, 2007. Interment in Shelburne Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or charity of your choice. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9.
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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-12-19 published
MATTHEWS, Bernadette
The family of the late Bernadette MATTHEWS wish to express their sincere thanks to Friends, neighbours and relatives for flowers, donations, mass cards and your support at the visitation and funeral. Thank you to the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home for your guidance, to the Celebrants for a memorable mass, the Catholic Women's League for a bountiful luncheon, the pallbearers and flower bearers and to all those who sent food and cards to our homes. All has been very much appreciated. At this time we would like to extend our appreciation to Doctor POWER and the Saugeen Valley Nursing Home, Mount Forest for their care and kindness in recent years.
- The MATTHEWS Family
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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-27 published
CARSON, Robert Allan
With his family by his side at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Wednesday afternoon July 25, 2007. Bob CARSON of Wiarton in his 55th year. Husband of the former Bonnie WALKER of Owen Sound. Loved father of Harold and his wife Carrie of Hepworth. Loving grandfather of Jaidan. Dear brother of Bev and his wife Carol Ann of Shallow Lake, Barb VARY and her husband John and Betty BURROWS and her husband Don all of Hepworth, Bonnie MATTHEWS and her husband Bill of Owen Sound, Brenda MOLE and her husband Wayne of Hepworth, Kathy BRAY and her husband Byron of Tara, Mike of Vancouver and Mary ANGELL and her husband Lou of Owen Sound. Brother-in-law of John CHARLTON of Clavering. Also survived by several nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be conducted from Zion Cemetery, Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Bob by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-01 published
WATSON, Theresa Melanie (formerly PASKARUK, née TOPOLNYCKY)
Passed away December 29th, 2006 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the company of close family and Friends. She was predeceased by her parents Hryhory and Katrina, her sisters Eva and Ksenia and brothers Peter and Mark, her daughter Dianne (Tamara DENBERG) and her second husband Doctor W.E. WATSON. Her memory will be cherished by her son Gregory PASKARUK, his wife Linda and their children Katia, Mykola and Laryssa; her stepson David WATSON and his wife Geri and their daughter Lyndsay; daughter Sylvia DOROSH and her husband Michael MATTHEWS; her first husband Vasily G. PASKARUK her sisters Sonia and Effie and cousins in Alberta and the many Friends she made with her ready wit and smile, especially Dina. Many thanks to the staff of the Critical Care Unit, especially nurses Sue and Jennifer, for their care and kindness. Vichnaja Pamjat Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral service to be held on Thursday, January 4th at 1: 00 p.m. at St. Theodore of Canterbury Anglican Church, Willowdale. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416.221.1159

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-05 published
MATTHEWS, Harold Smithson
(World War 2 Veteran, Prince of Wales Rangers; British Army Officer 5th Battalion)
Peacefully in Peterborough, January 1, 2007. Beloved husband of Frances Mary (née BELLEGHEM.) Loving father of Cyndy and her husband Jan PACHL, David and his wife Jody, and Tim MATTHEWS. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Jordana, and Jamie FRANCES. Brother of Jack (wife Jane) and the late Gordon. Brother-in-law of Berta HAMILTON (late husband Bill,) and the late Jack and Betty-Jane BELLEGHEM. son of the late Gordon and Agnes (née EASTWOOD.) A family memorial service was held at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Peterborough.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
WONG, Lynn Elizabeth (née MATTHEWS)
(May 6, 1946-January 2, 2007)
With deep regret, we announce the sudden passing of mother, sister, and wife Lynn Elizabeth WONG. Lovingly remembered by son and daughter Tim and Dana; sister Jeannie; and husband Garry. Lynn finally rests in the arms of her parents, Pete and Jessie MATTHEWS. Lynn was a giving and caring friend to all who crossed her path and will forever be remembered for her animated charisma and zest for life. The family wishes to thank the staff at Whistler Medical Clinic and Vancouver General Hospital Cardiac Care Unit for their kindness and support over the past week. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Whistler Health Care Foundation, 4380 Lorimer Road., Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4. A celebration of life will born Eng held on Monday, January 8 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club (Fir and 16th Ave). Condolences may be offered to the family @ http://www.Kearneyfs.com

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
JARRETT, James Harradine
At Grand Wood Park Retirement Residence, London, Ontario on Monday, January 8th, 2007 James Harradine JARRETT of London in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Grace (MATTHEWS) JARRETT. Dear father of Susan CALDWELL and her husband Robin of London, Michael JARRETT and his wife Brenda of Huntsville, and Geoffrey JARRETT and his wife Eileen of Bracebridge. Dear brother of Cynthia BLACK of England, Barbara JARRETT of Delaware formerly of Mississauga, and Moyna JARRETT of London. Loving grandfather of Alan CALDWELL and his wife Billie Jo ROSS- CALDWELL, Diana LANGSTAFF and her husband Trevor, Courtney, Brendan, Chloe, Seth, and Thea JARRETT, Raun and Ian MacDONALD. Loving great-grandfather of Mckenzie, Chase, and Carter CALDWELL, and Ben and Colin LANGSTAFF. At James' request there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (1-877-246-7186) entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-14 published
MATTHEWS, Evelyn Harvey (née BARNETT)
Evelyn MATTHEWS, a resident of Garneau Hall, 10919 82nd Avenue, died on 10 June 2007 following a massive stoke suffered June 4. Born 23 November 1913, she grew up at 10701 University Avenue in Strathcona, attending Queen Alexandria School and Strathcona High and graduating from the U of A as a dietician. She retained, to the end, fond memories of family life with three siblings, brother Barnard 'Barnie' and sisters Ethel and Irene as well as the maternal Grandmother. The children were active in sports and outdoor activities summer and winter. In summer, they spent their Strathcona High lunch breaks honing swimming skills at the Queen Elizabeth pool and spent weekends hiking the Whitemud ravine. Her father, John BARNETT was a teacher at Strathcona High who founded the Alberta Teacher's Association. Barnett House on 142nd Street is named after him. She married Syd MATTHEWS, a journalist, in Edmonton in 1938. They moved to Toronto in 1939 where they raised two sons, John, who spent a career as an officer in the Canadian army, and David, an auto mechanic and recently retired instructor in auto mechanics at Centennial College in Toronto. Syd and Evelyn formed a public relations business, Syd Matthews and Partners Ltd., and created Matthews' List, a guide to Canadian print and broadcast media still very widely used in the public relations business. Syd provided the creative inspiration but Evelyn was the practical driving force in managing the business. Evelyn was predeceased by her father John in 1946, her mother Lottie in 1980, brother Barnie in 1956 and sister Ethel in 1994. She is survived by her sons John (Cathleen) and David (Sandy), five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Her funeral will be held on Friday, June 15 at 1: 30 p.m. at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, 15495 Castle Downs Road, Edmonton. Howard and McBride Westlawn Chapel (780) 484-5500

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
WYSE, Derek Malcolm
Passed away at Freeport palliative care unit on June 14th, 2007 at the age of 80.
Born in London, England, December 9, 1926, son of the late Doctor H.D. WYSE and Lilian BILANTZ. He immigrated to New York in 1939, received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1945 and his M.D. from McGill University in 1948 at the age of 21. After 5 years of postgraduate work in Montreal he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1953. He then came to Kitchener where he practiced as a consultant in Internal Medicine and later in the Diseases of Allergy.
During his career, he served as Chief of Medicine at both K-W (Grand River) and Saint Mary's Hospitals. He was president of the medical staff at Saint Mary's Hospital and for many years was Chairman of the Intensive Care Unit of that hospital. He retired in 2003 after 50 years of practice in Kitchener-Waterloo.
He served as Chairman of the Section of Allergy of the Ontario Medical Association. He was a Clinical Director of Cybermedix Laboratory locally and a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of that company. He was president and Clinical Director of Kitchener Allergy Laboratories. He was a pioneer in the use of audio-visual equipment as an educational tool in medical practice.
He at one time was chairman of the K-W Council of Christians and Jews and was a founding member and the second president of Temple Shalom. He served as the Medical Officer of the Scots Fusiliers of Canada and was second in command of the 24th Field Ambulance. He was active in many volunteer organizations and served as a director for many years of the K-W Art Gallery, the K-W Symphony, the Centre in the Square and was one of the founding committee members for the establishment of the Centre in the Square. He was a member of the Waterloo Rotary Club and served as a director of Planned Parenthood locally. He was a member of Westmount Country Club.
During his post-graduate years in Montreal, he had a radio program on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the early history of classical music. He was well known for his expertise in Indian Cooking, which he taught locally and in Toronto.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Ann WARE, a son Bruce WYSE (Kate) and daughter Sharon BOILEAU (Paul) and his stepchildren, Tracey STEFFENS (Greg,) Pamela THEAKER (Jim,) Lisa MATTHEWS (Brad) and 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive. He was predeceased by his stepson Scott LIDDLE (1990) and daughter Lesley BOWERS (2005.) His brother Seymour WYSE lives in London, England.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive relatives and Friends on Monday, June 18, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1-1: 45 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener. Derek's life will be celebrated in the chapel of the Funeral Home, on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation, Grand River Hospital Foundation, (donations toward a pain pump would be most welcome), United Israel Appeal, The Canadian Cancer Society and the K-W Lung Association.
Visit www.henrywalser.com for the Doctor Derek Wyse memorial.

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

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-27 published
MATTHEWS, Dryden Joseph
Husband, Father, Royal Canadian Air Force navigator, storyteller. Born October 7, 1914. Died January 27 of heart failure, aged By Carol Anne WEIN, Page L6
Joe and wife Georgie did not see each other for 22 months while he flew in the Second World War as a navigator on long anti-submarine patrols. Their first child was born while he was overseas, bringing them hope for a family life after the war.
He grew up a son of the manse, his father a Baptist minister he suffered the bullying the role attracted in addition to chafing at the strictures of his parents' religion. In school, he developed a talent for creative mischief. Sent to a closet in a high-school classroom, he re-emerged wearing the female teacher's coat and broad-brimmed hat, bringing down the house.
He graduated from Queen's University in 1937. After the war he became a chartered accountant, settling in Guelph, Ontario, where he and Georgie raised four children, Carol Anne, Basil, Ross and Grace.
He was complex: overbearing and judgmental, yet with immediate empathy and compassion for others. He drove a hard bargain in business yet had a strong social conscience and ethic of giving. He volunteered on municipal boards for transportation and the local library, and playfully drove a new bus home to take Basil for a ride. In the 1950s and 1960s he ran a Sunday school class for boys. The success of this class - he treated them as adults yet tolerated male adventures of suspect judgment, - was such that it expanded, became co-ed, and kept the young adults in church.
The latter part of his professional life was spent as partner-in-charge of the Kitchener-Waterloo office of (then) Coopers and Lybrand. Well-respected as a business adviser, he was known for his technical capacities and sense of fairness.
He enjoyed golf, and in retirement turned to writing. Always a storyteller at the dinner table, he later wrote for Friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He was also a master of crazy rhyming verses written for special occassions. This playfulness was combined with a deeply intellectual nature that loved serious reading. And while not physically demonstrative, he wrote letters of unsurpassed affection and emotional expression.
We were always aware of his deep love and respect for our mother. They taught us how to live a good life, but with a sense of fun and elegance accompanying service to others. While he navigated the Liberator during war, he was also a navigator of the heart, following an ethical compass: responsible, courageous in conviction, sympathetic, a man of honour, integrity, and class, with high expectations for his own conduct, faithful and loyal to others.
Carol Anne WEIN, Joe's daughter, submitted on behalf of siblings Basil, Ross, and Grace.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
MATTHEWS, Phyllis Jean (née McLEOD)
Died peacefully in hospital on Monday, July 30, 2007 at the VG site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Phyllis celebrated her 91st birthday on June 11, 2007 while in hospital for the treatment of cancer. She was predeceased by her late husband of 63 years, Frederick WHITE/WHYTE, her sister Margaret and her brother Hector McLEOD. She is survived by her sons Frederick J., Douglas, David and her daughter Gretchen, her five grandchildren Alicia and Tyler, Jamie and Christopher, and Frederick L. Phyllis was born the daughter of John Angus and Jennie Margaret McLEOD on June 11, 1916. She was a graduate of Agnes Megantic High School, and went on to McDonald College for Teachers affiliated with McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Remaining in Quebec province, she taught elementary school Grade 2 for the Town of Mount Royal from 1939-43. Phyllis met her future husband when she shared an apartment in Montreal with his sister Marion. After being very enamoured of Phyllis' cooking, Fred married her on June 26, 1943 and the wedding reception was held at the Mount Royal Hotel. They then moved to Mont St. Hilaire, just south of Montreal, where she raised her four children in a home overlooking the Richelieu River. The family was active in the local St. Andrews United Church, Beloeil, Quebec. Always a creative mind, Phyllis learned the art of rug hooking and produced many original rugs throughout her lifetime. She learned the skill of bread making from her mother and Phyllis remained an enthusiastic bread maker, much to the benefit of Friends and family, throughout her whole life. Phyllis was a perennial caretaker of both plants and flowers. Under her tender care, her plants thrived both inside and outside the home. In 1969 Phyllis and Fred moved to the Chelsea district of London, England. There she took up the art of patchwork quilting because she said it was all the rage in London at the time. She produced many hand pieced hexagonal design coverlets that were used in the home. When they returned to Canada, they moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where they lived in their Studley Ave. home for 35 years. Phyllis even produced a small hooked rug depicting their Studley Ave. home. Always enthusiastic patrons of the arts, Phyllis and Fred were life members of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The family wishes to thank the wonderful Studley Ave. neighbours who generously lent their support and Friendship especially in their years of declining health. Phyllis wished to thank her good friend Joan Dawson for her close and abiding Friendship over the years. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who gave such compassionate care throughout Phyllis' recent illness. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at the Atlantic School of Theology Chapel, 660 Francklyn Street, Halifax. Rev. Arlene Riches officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Radiation Oncology Fund at the QEII Foundation, 1278 Tower Road, Room 1-040, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Y9 Canada.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
SAINT_GEORGE, Margaret P. (formerly DWYER, née OGILVIE)
Passed away peacefully at her home in Chester, Nova Scotia on August 21st, 2007 in her 94th year. Born in Truro, Nova Scotia, Peggy was the only child of Warren and Maud (SCOTT) OGILVIE and of her stepmother Rita (OGILVIE) MATHERS. Peggy was predeceased by her husband Stewart SAINT_GEORGE (2002) and by her first husband Michael DWYER (1960.) She will be greatly missed by her stepdaughter Judy WADDELL (Peter) of Mayne Island, British Columbia, her nephews Anthony NICHOLS (Rosemary) of Aurora, Ontario and David NICHOLS of Bright's Grove, Ontario, her niece Cindy MERRETT (Brian) of Montreal, P.Q. and Sandra MATTHEWS (Malcolm) of Chester, Nova Scotia The family wishes to thank Diane Lawlor and Sylvia and Wally Brown for their care and attention over many years both in Chester and Halifax. Cremation has taken place. There will be a funeral service at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Chester, Nova Scotia on Thursday, September 13 at 11 a.m. Arrangements under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Chester. (902) 275-3811 E-mail gillis@davisfuneralhome.ca If desired, donations made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-30 published
KENNEDY, Kathleen " Kaye"
Passed away Peacefully on Tuesday August 28, 2007 at the Post Inn Village in Oakville. Kaye beloved wife of the late Thomas Kennedy of Port Hope. Survived by her sister Biddy MATTHEWS and her husband Tony of Barrie. Dear mother of Elaine WELSH, Stephen KENNEDY and Cathie RATH. Loving grandmother of Timothy WELSH and his wife Rahat, Greame WELSH, Meghan KENNEDY and Jim DENNIS, Lesley KENNEDY and Kevin DENNEHY, and Stephanie KENNEDY. Loving great-grand-mother of Ava WELSH, Inaya WELSH and Chloe DENNEHY. A private family commital will take place in Port Hope. Special thanks to the people at Post Inn Village in Oakville. Donations in Kathleen's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-10 published
MATTHEWS, Jack E.
Lakefield, Ontario April 6, 1928-September 7, 2007
Jack died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, September 7, 2007. He is survived by his wife and partner of 56 years, Jane (nee GILLESPIE;) sons Angus (Sandy) and Tam (Jan) and grandchildren Alec, Christopher, Geoffrey and Alison. A visionary educational leader, Jack served as a teacher and Headmaster at Lakefield College School in Ontario; founding Director of Lester B. Pearson United World College near Victoria, British Columbia; founder of the Trent University International Program and a Board member of the Peterborough Canoe Museum. He was a dynamic and much loved presence in each of these bold endeavours, touching the lives of so many students, colleagues and Friends throughout the world. The classrooms he really loved to share were the rivers, lakes, mountains and oceans of Canada where nature shaped his soul and nurtured his grand passion for life. A memorial service will be held at Lakefield College School on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield, Ontario. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Jack and Jane Matthews Scholarship Funds established at Lakefield College School and Lester B. Pearson College.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-13 published
MATTHEWS, Jack E.
Lakefield, Ontario April 6, 1928-September 7, 2007
Jack died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, September 7, 2007. He is survived by his wife and partner of 56 years, Jane (nee GILLESPIE;) sons Angus (Sandy) and Tam (Jan) and grandchildren Alec, Christopher, Geoffrey and Alison. A visionary educational leader, Jack served as a teacher and Headmaster at Lakefield College School in Ontario; founding Director of Lester B. Pearson United World College near Victoria, British Columbia; founder of the Trent University International Program and a Board member of the Peterborough Canoe Museum. He was a dynamic and much loved presence in each of these bold endeavours, touching the lives of so many students, colleagues and Friends throughout the world. The classrooms he really loved to share were the rivers, lakes, mountains and oceans of Canada where nature shaped his soul and nurtured his grand passion for life. A memorial service will be held at Lakefield College School on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield, Ontario. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Jack and Jane Matthews Scholarship Funds established at Lakefield College School and Lester B. Pearson College.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-19 published
HALLAMORE, June Ellen (née MUIR)
(December 14, 1924-September 16, 2007)
June Ellen HALLAMORE, born December 14, 1924, passed away peacefully following a short illness on September 16, 2007. June was predeceased by her husband of forty-two years, Ralph, and her brother Craig MUIR.
Friend to all whom she met and loved by those who knew her; June brought sunshine into all of our lives. June's infectious laugh touched all those who met her. She was a proud Canadian, and particularly enjoyed her involvement with the Women's Canadian Club.
She is missed by her son Brian and his wife Cathy, as well as her grandchildren, Christopher, Lindsay (Vlad GRIGORE) and Joel (Christy ROBERTSON.) As well by her five nieces, Cathy KURCEBA, Susan TOERING, Nancy GILES, Susan LEWIS, Marian WILLIAMSON and their families and by Al MATTHEWS and his family. What turned out to be the last year of June's life was made particularly happy due to her loving relationship with Joe NEALE, who shares in her loss.
A Gathering to celebrate June's life will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Friday, September 21, 2007 from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Calgary Health Trust in support of (Rockyview General Hospital, Unit 57). 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E. Calgary, Alberta, T2J 6A5 Telephone: (403) 943-0615. Our sincere gratitude to her doctor for many years, Doctor Gordon Melling, and especially to the nurses and doctors on Unit 57 at the Rockyview General Hospital, whose support and kindness meant so much to us.
In living memory of June HALLAMORE, 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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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
MANDARINO, Joseph A.
A man whose wit was as sharp as the crystals he studied… Doctor Joseph A. MANDARINO, Curator Emeritus at the Royal Ontario Museum, died on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 at Mt. Sinai hospital from complications due to pneumonia. Doctor MANDARINO, a Mineralogist whose scientific accomplishments included extensive research in new mineral descriptions and mineral systematics, served at the R.O.M. for over 35 years. He will be remembered by students and colleagues for his contributions to the field of Mineralogy, for his irrepressible sense of humour, and for his generous mentoring and Friendship. Joe was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1929. He met Joan CADY while both attended graduate school at the University of Michigan. They were married for 51 years. In 1959 Joseph and Joan moved to Toronto where he began his tenure at the R.O.M. and the two produced their unique brood of children. He will be missed by Joan, his children and their families: Jay, husband to Catherine WILSON; Cathy Joe, husband to Stephanie WARD and father to Elizabeth and Stephen and Cindy, wife to Michael MATTHEWS. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Friday, September 28th. A funeral mass will be held in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Road on Saturday, September 29th at 10: 30 a.m. Friends are invited to bring jokes and anecdotes to share with the family at a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Mt. Sinai Intensive Care Unit would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
MANDARINO, Joseph A.
A man whose wit was as sharp as the crystals he studied… Doctor Joseph A. MANDARINO, Curator Emeritus at the Royal Ontario Museum, died on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 at Mt. Sinai hospital from complications due to pneumonia. Doctor MANDARINO, a Mineralogist whose scientific accomplishments included extensive research in new mineral descriptions and mineral systematics, served at the R.O.M. for over 35 years. He will be remembered by students and colleagues for his contributions to the field of Mineralogy, for his irrepressible sense of humour, and for his generous mentoring and Friendship. Joe was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1929. He met Joan CADY while both attended graduate school at the University of Michigan. They were married for 51 years. In 1959 Joseph and Joan moved to Toronto where he began his tenure at the R.O.M. and the two produced their unique brood of children. He will be missed by Joan, his children and their families: Jay, husband to Catherine WILSON; Cathy Joe, husband to Stephanie WARD and father to Elizabeth and Stephen and Cindy, wife to Michael MATTHEWS. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Friday, September 28th. A funeral mass will be held in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Road on Saturday, September 29th at 10: 30 a.m. Friends are invited to bring jokes and anecdotes to share with the family at a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Mt. Sinai Intensive Care Unit would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
DUNN, Tamara
On Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Baycrest. Tamara DUNN, loving mother and mother-in-law of Edward and Beverly, Michelle and Lorenzo RAPONI, John-Paul and Nella, and Lois and Miron SLONINKO. Dear sister of Solomon MATTHEWS. Devoted grandmother of Daniel, Kristin, Matthew, and Leandra. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Friday, October 12th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment the Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 75 Gannett Drive in Richmond Hill. Memorial donations may be made to the Tamara Dunn Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3 at 416-780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-29 published
Jack MATTHEWS, 79: Educator
Influenced by a sabbatical year spent teaching at Gordonstoun School in Scotland, he saw education as a period when students should spend as much time outdoors as they do indoors
By Alicia PRIEST, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Victoria -- Jack MATTHEWS believed that education - the right kind of education - was the world's last great hope. An Ontario private school headmaster steeped in British boarding school traditions, he left a secure post at a time of great uncertainty to become the founding director of British Columbia's Lester B. Pearson College. Later, he went on to develop the Trent University International Program.
Education under his watch meant spending as much time outdoors - sailing, star-gazing and debating philosophy around a campfire - as indoors. Students adored him for his open mind and for his unflappable faith in what they could do.
To know Mr. MATTHEWS, it helps to know a bit about Pearson College and the global educational movement that spawned it. One of 12 United World Colleges on five continents, PC, as the school is called, is huddled on a forested bay about 30 kilometres west of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Inspired by its namesake - former Canadian prime minister and 1957 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Lester B. Pearson - the college offers an international baccalaureate diploma for 200 students from about 100 countries. Students are selected on merit alone and attend on full scholarship. Pearson aims, like all United World Colleges, to promote international goodwill by bringing together young people from every possible religion, race and political persuasion in a community of respect, service and outdoor activity.
Raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Mr. MATTHEWS was the youngest of three boys. His father, Gordon MATTHEWS, ran a meat-packing company. His mother, Agnes EASTWOOD, was a homemaker. A close, active and conservative family, they spent summers on Chemong Lake in Ontario cottage country. Competitive sailing, swimming and canoeing became an integral part of young Jack's being, and his love for wind and water would take him far and years later inspire his own children (son Tam MATTHEWS crewed on three Canadian Olympic sailing teams).
In the 1940s Mr. MATTHEWS' two older brothers went to war, while he, because of age, sought adventure closer to home. A natural athlete, he played football and basketball at Western University where he studied sciences, planning a career in medicine. But after graduation he completed a second degree in business, aiming to work in his father's company. In 1951, he married his high-school sweetheart, Jane GILLESPIE. The following year, their son Angus was born. Two years later, he was asked to teach one session of chemistry and coach football at nearby Lakefield College School - a private boys' school then known as The Grove. Dynamic, energetic and devoted to his charges, he stayed stay on and subsequently obtained a teaching certificate. In 1955, his son Tam arrived.
The pivotal moment in Mr. MATTHEWS's professional life came in 1963. While on sabbatical from Lakefield to teach at Gordonstoun School in Scotland, he met the school's founder, the German educational philosopher Kurt Hahn. A fierce critic of the Nazis, Mr. Hahn had fled Germany in the 1930s and had gone on to establish the Outward Bound Schools, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the United World Colleges movement. At the time, there was only one United World College - Atlantic College - in Wales. Distressed by the devastation wrought by two world wars, Mr. Hahn believed that people in their formative years would learn to see others as individuals rather than as aliens or adversaries if they faced mental and physical challenges together. It was a philosophy that Mr. MATTHEWS came to fully embrace.
Although he returned to Lakefield the next year and was immediately appointed headmaster, Mr. MATTHEWS remained bound to the idea of promoting world peace through education.
Soon thereafter, he became enmeshed in discussions about where and how to establish a United World College somewhere in North America. Prominent United World College committee members included Canadian Senator Donald Cameron, Mr. Pearson and Lord Mountbatten, war hero and member of the Royal Family. Lord Mountbatten also served as president of the United World College organization. Without knowing how the college would come about, they chose Mr. MATTHEWS as designate headmaster. That decision, says retired Canadian senator John Nichol, proved instrumental in ensuring PC's success.
"If you wanted to make a movie about this kind of educational institution, regardless of the plot, and you went to central casting to pick the director, you'd pick Jack," says Mr. Nichol who became Pearson College's chairman of the board. "He was strong. He was wise. He was fair. He was theatrical. He loved his role with the students and he was intellectually and physically courageous."
The following year - in 1971 - Mr. MATTHEWS resigned from Lakefield to devote all his energy to United World College efforts. It was a risky move. No funding, let alone a location for the college, had been secured. At one stage, it came perilously close to being set up in the United States.
Mr. MATTHEWS once described the tension in the room during one critical meeting in Britain where that choice was made.
"Lord Mountbatten," he recalled, "had an unusual way of running a meeting, but in his mind it was completely democratic. He listened to what everyone said, arrived at his own decision for action, and stated that decision in a most forceful way. He then paused for 30 seconds and, unless someone objected, he assumed it to be a unanimous decision."
After an enthusiastic presentation by the American committee, Lord Mountbatten turned to Mr. MATTHEWS and said, "Jack, I want you to run the school in Vermont for five or 10 years and then you can start the school in Canada. Now, that's all decided."
A 30-second pause followed, at the end of which Mr. MATTHEWS declined. "I am going to be headmaster of the Canadian college."
His decision was immediately seconded by then high commissioner for Canada Jake Warren who spoke on behalf of Mr. Pearson. Lord Mountbatten acquiesced.
Over the next two years, Mr. MATTHEWS, Mr. Pearson and others struggled to construct a unique educational institution from scratch. That meant raising funds to buy a site, build a campus, find faculty, and provide full scholarships for students from around the world. In the midst of these efforts, in late 1972, Mr. Pearson died. However, his death helped to spur the college's development because it became a way to honour his memory.
"Dad tapped into an enthusiasm for Canada when he tapped into Mike Pearson's Friends," son Angus MATTHEWS says.
As founding director, Mr. MATTHEWS scrambled to find instructors capable of teaching English-as-a-second-language, French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. But languages were just the basic requirements. They also needed people who were sailors, scuba divers, foresters, marine biologists, mountain climbers, musicians, dramatists, artists and who, above all, were willing to live in an intimate multicultural village where they would be called on by students day and night. After advertising in newspapers worldwide, he received 2,700 applications for 12 positions. The college opened in 1974, and for the next 10 years Mr. MATTHEWS moulded a campus culture far removed from his White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant roots - no uniforms, no prefects and few rules.
"It was a freeing up of the traditional British boarding-school regime," says former PC secretary, Judy Scott, who recently retired after 33 years. Yet, Ms. Scott says, Mr. MATTHEWS "tried to instill in the students a respect for one another and for human kind&hellip quite a challenge when you are 16 and 17 years old."
The first few years were a mixture of chaos, exhilaration, near-disaster and triumph. There were floods, fires and fierce winter storms, but Mr. MATTHEWS loved a challenge and expected others to do likewise. Confident and calm, he rarely lost his temper.
For all that, University of Montreal professor Patrice Brodeur, a PC graduate of 1981, recalls one winter day when the headmaster went ballistic. Along with some other Western students, Mr. Brodeur had decorated a Christmas tree in the common room and, in jest, hung it upside down. Mr. MATTHEWS crossed the campus in record time.
"We had trespassed the line of the acceptable in terms of youthful experimentation," says Prof. Brodeur, who teaches religion. "Jack was firm and clear that respecting each other's symbols was part of learning how to practice international understanding, starting with our own culture."
Despite the obvious satisfaction he enjoyed from steering PC safely through stormy seas, Mr. MATTHEWS served for just 10 years. Years later, Angus MATTHEWS recalls why: Sitting in his office one day, his father saw four animated first-year students coming his way. They burst into his office and excitedly proposed something they wanted to do at the college.
"That's a great idea," he replied. "But we tried that three years ago and it just didn't work." The students seemed to accept his decision and left, yet their body language had totally transformed. He leapt out of his chair, ran out the door and brought them back.
"You know, that didn't work three years ago and the reason it probably didn't was because you weren't here to make it work," he told them. "Let's give it a try."
That night he told his wife that it was time to move on. "I'm in a pattern," he said. "I'm starting to not see the new things."
In 1984, Mr. MATTHEWS returned to Ontario and for the next seven years helped to develop the Trent University International Program. From there, he officially retired but kept involved by becoming a board member of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough and worked toward its opening on July 1, 1997. Happier outside than in, he raced sailboats until a few years ago when failing health shut the door of his favourite classroom - the rivers, lakes, mountains and seashores of Canada.
Jack MATTHEWS was born in Peterborough, Ontario, on April 6, 1928. He died peacefully in his sleep in Lakefield, Ontario, on September 7, 2007. He was 79. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and by sons Angus and Tam. He also leaves numerous grandchildren.

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MATTHEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
McRAE, Mary Agnes
Mary died peacefully at the Leaside Retirement Residence, Toronto, on Tuesday, November 6 2007 in her 78th year. Dear sister of Robert (Joan) of Peterborough. Loving aunt of Douglas McRAE of Brighton. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Ian and Lena McRAE, and by her nephew Ian. She is fondly remembered by her cousin, James CORRIGAN of Evanston, Illinois and by her Vancouver cousins. Mary will also be missed and remembered by her Friends and by the many people whose lives she touched by her courage and her indomitable spirit. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Deer Park Anglican Church 1570 Yonge St (at Heath) in Toronto on Tuesday, November 13 at 3.00 p.m. Cremation has taken place; the Interment will be held at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough at a later date. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Church Deer Park or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Leaside Retirement Residence and to Doctor MATTHEWS for their devoted care and support of Mary during her years there.

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