RUSCHIENSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-28 published
SHOCKETT, Bess
On Monday, August 27, 2007 at North York General Hospital. Bess SHOCKETT, beloved wife of the late Barry SHOCKETT. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elka SHOCKETT and Donald SOKOLSKI, Michael SHOCKETT and Cynthia RUSCHIENSKY, and Eric SHOCKETT. Dear sister of the late Sam and Ben MALTIN. Devoted grandmother of Joshua. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, August 31, 2007. Interment New Fraternal Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 25 Canyon Avenue #2103. Memorial donations may be made to the Bess SHOCKETT Yiddish Fund c/o U.J.A., 416-631-5685

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
GALT, Jessie Josephine
Widow of Eric St. Vincent GALT, nearing her 88th birthday, died peacefully and comfortably in the Scarborough General Hospital, December 12th, due to complications following the successful surgery to repair a recently broken hip. Close friend of "Patrick" De Mattos of Toronto, beloved mother of W. Tom FORSYTHE of Montreal, Quebec, grandmother of Deborah-Anne WHITE/WHYTE of Edmonton, Alberta, sister of Kathleen COLLINS of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, aunt of: Patricia MESSNER of St. Clair Shores, Michigan; Sandra RUSH of Austin, Texas; Jim WADDINGTON of Shelby Twp., Michigan; Darlene CUNLIFFE of Waterford, Ontario, and John McGILLIVARY of Brantford, Ontario, predeceased by sister Mona McGILLIVRAY, late of Brantford, Ontario also predeceased by her step-son Gary Eric GALT, late of Toronto, Ontario. "Joey" was admired and respected by all who knew her. She was determined to live out the final years of her own home, with her treasured "cats" keeping her company until the very end - a true animal lover! At Joey's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation will take place imminently. As she instructed, her ashes, as well as those of her beloved husband Eric will be spread on the waters of White Lake, near Palmer Rapids - their favorite vacation hideaway for several decades. Donations in the name of Jessie Josephine GALT may be made to the Scarborough General Hospital Foundation, towards the Intensive Care Unit, or to the Toronto Humane Society.

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RUSHFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-18 published
MOFFAT, Frances Margaret
Passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, after a well lived life on Saturday, June 16th, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 92nd year.
Beloved daughter of the late W.R. MOFFAT and Fanny MOFFAT. Loving sister of Jean and her husband Walter BLACKMAN, and the late Douglas and Alan. Much loved Aunt of Kathie, Ann and Jim BLACKMAN, Larry MOFFAT and Jill SOLLY, Great-aunt of Geniesha BOURQUE, Nancy RUSHFORD and Great-great-aunt of Sarah STACEY.
Frances was a dedicated Grade One teacher at Morse Street Public School for over 30 years and a long time member of EastMinister United Church.
The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), for a service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 with reception to follow. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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RUSHFORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-02 published
RUSHFORTH, Frances Finlay (née WHITTLESEY)
Peacefully at home, in Ottawa on July 30, 2007 in her 88th year. Wife of the late Jock RUSHFORTH. Loving mother of John (Tanya) of Victoria, Sarah (Greg) CAIRNCROSS of Calgary, Caroline (Bill) PEARSON of Canton, New York and Peter (Di) of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Nathen and Kio RUSHFORTH, John, William and Zoe CAIRNCROSS, Kate and Beth PEARSON and Jake and Isobel RUSHFORTH. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday August 4th at 10 a.m. at St. Columba Anglican Church, 24 Sandridge Road, Ottawa. Reception to follow in the church hall. condolences/donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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RUSHLOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-19 published
CAROTHERS, William Wakely 'Curly'
Peacefully passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre K-Wing. Beloved husband of Margaret Ruth for 61 wonderful years. Loving father of Craig and his wife Tara. Grandfather of Samantha and Rebecca. Survived by his brother Joe and his sisters Gwen RUSHLOW and Doris KINGER. Predeceased by his sisters Margaret VERNON and Norma McCOY. William was a retired Superintendent of Canada Customs and A.Q.M.S. He served overseas as a member of the Canadian Intelligence, also R.R. of C., 48th Highlanders, and Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #565. Friends may call on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. in the Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 130 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1R9.

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RUSK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-04 published
HENDERSON, Florence Marie (formerly PEARSON, née CRANE)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton on Tuesday evening January 2, 2007. In her 89th year, Florence Marie HENDERSON (née CRANE) the beloved wife of the late Ambrose PEARSON and the late Albert Cameron HENDERSON. The loving mother of Arthur PEARSON and his wife Connie, and Joanne and her husband Robert RUSK. Loving grandmother of Angela, Bob, Jennifer, Ron, Cynthia, Jonathon, Denise, Laura and Matthew. Great-grandmother of nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand_son. Fondly remembered by the HENDERSON Family, Allan, Ewing, Nancy, Lois and Janis and their families. Predeceased by her parents Archibald CRANE and his wife Mary Rebecca, by her sister Josephine BURNS and by her brothers Thomas and Norman CRANE. Florence will be remembered as a gracious hostess, a talented cook and baker for gatherings in Owen Sound, Chesley Lake and Sauble Beach. Florence was a life member of First Baptist Church especially enjoying the worship service, Couples Club and the Hannah Scott Mission Circle. Even in her last days, Florence would smile in response to comments about her skating and the Sydenham Skating Club. She was a dedicated employee in the Owen Sound retail sector serving at the A and P Store, Loblaws, Woolworths and Sears. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. David STEAD officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Alzheimers' Society or the Gateway Haven Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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RUSK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-19 published
Former councillor remembered as a trailblazer
By James RUSK, Page A13
Former Toronto councillor Ying HOPE, the first Chinese-Canadian to be elected to the Toronto School Board and to city council, has been remembered as a trailblazing politician who left behind, in the words of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, "a wonderful legacy of service."
The Prime Minister's words were read at Friday's funeral for Mr. HOPE, who died last week at age 84. They also lauded Mr. HOPE for his "determined effort" to seek redress for the head tax once imposed on Chinese immigrants and for the exclusionary laws that prevented them from voting. These efforts by Mr. HOPE and other Chinese leaders were rewarded last year when the government apologized for a half-century of mistreatment of Chinese-Canadians.
But it was his two-decade career in city politics where Mr. HOPE, who grew up as one of eight children in the family of a tailor in Victoria, made his mark.
An engineer who had worked on the Avro Arrow and on the Dew Line, Mr. HOPE was first elected to the school board in 1964, made chair of the board in 1967, and won a seat on city council in 1969 as part of the Civic Action Group that included future mayors David Crombie and Art Eggleton.
A Progressive Conservative, who remained active in the party until he died, Mr. HOPE ran provincially in 1967 and federally in 1984.
He lost his council seat in 1985, won it back in a 1987 by-election, but his career as an elected official ended in 1988 when he lost his seat in that year's vote.
Until Mr. HOPE's election, the Chinese immigrant community had not played a direct role in electoral politics in the city, as Chinese families, traditionally leery of politics, preferred to handle political problems through intermediaries such as Bill Wen Sr., the owner of Sai Woo Restaurant.
Mr. HOPE's election led the way for Chinese-Canadians into the mainstream of civic politics, where he was followed by councillors like Gordon Chong and Denzil MINNAN- WONG.
"I agree with the view that Ying HOPE was a pioneer. He was one of the early politicians of Chinese descent who played politics the way it always has been played with less reliance on a totally Chinese base," said Susan ENG, former chair of the Police Service Board.
Former Toronto mayor John SEWELL, who was a rookie councillor with Mr. HOPE in Toronto in 1969, said that he was "somebody I would call a moderate. He was not a vote reformers could count on, but he was not part of the developer group headed by Fred Beavis."
Mr. SEWELL described Mr. HOPE's election in a ward that included traditionally Anglo areas of the city such as the Annex as a breakthrough in city politics. Mr. HOPE did not win simply with a big block of Chinese votes at his back.
"What was interesting was that he was not elected from the Chinese part of the city, and was not referred to as an ethnic candidate. … No one had a feeling that he was beholden anyone, and so he was allowed to act as a normal politician," Mr. SEWELL said.
"He was remarkable in his time. Ying HOPE was one of those people who established a beachhead," said Mr. MINNAN- WONG, who, like Mr. HOPE and Mr. CHONG, has been elected to council from wards that do not have large Chinese-Canadian populations.
"Both Gordon and I weren't running as 'Chinese' candidates. We were running as mainstream Canadians who had Chinese names," Mr. MINNAN- WONG said.
Mr. MINNAN- WONG, who represents Don Mills in council, said that circumstances have changed since Mr. HOPE was the pioneer.
"My father ran for council in 1976, and he wasn't successful. Back then, it wasn't easy to run with a double-barrelled Chinese name like MINNAN- WONG in an exceedingly suburban area that didn't have the same concentration of immigrant population you have now," said Mr. MINNAN- WONG.
Don Mills now has enough immigrants that its population is similar to rest of Toronto, and acceptance of multiculturalism makes its easier for him to run.
Even so, Mr. MINNAN- WONG noted, in general, the Chinese community is primarily interested in business, reluctant to participate in politics, and despite Mr. HOPE's example, still under-represented at elected levels relative to its share of the population.

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RUSK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
Couple 'arm in arm' as bus shatters their 58-year bond
By Unnati GANDHI with a report from James RUSK, Page A1
Toronto -- Just as she has done every morning for the past 58 years, Rosalia DORNYEI laid her husband Stephen's clothes out on the bed for him yesterday.
Then, hand in hand, the couple left their mid-Toronto condominium building to catch the Toronto Transit Commission bus that would take them downtown for Mr. DORNYEI's follow-up appointment with his eye surgeon.
It was about 9: 45 a.m., and Mr. DORNYEI, 80, could see the No. 25 bus coming down the street. Taking into consideration his wife's newly replaced knee, he decided it would be less painful for both of them if, instead of going all the way to the corner, they simply crossed the six live lanes of traffic to the Don Mills Road bus stop directly across from them.
Flagging down the bus as they walked, they made it to the west side of the street.
But the driver didn't immediately see them, police say, and they were both struck before they could reach the curb.
"They were still arm in arm," the couple's only daughter, Eva, told The Globe and Mail from her father's hospital bedside yesterday.
Mrs. DORNYEI, 77, died at the hospital, while Mr. DORNYEI suffered four broken ribs, two fractures to his pelvic bone, a collapsed lung, 16 stitches to his head and several large bruises and cuts to his body. Doctors say he'll survive the physical injuries.
Whether he'll be able to come to terms with the abrupt ending of a love story that began in Europe and spanned more than half a century, his daughter isn't sure.
"I hope my father finds the will to live," Ms. DORNYEI, 55, said. "But you just don't get over losing your soulmate like that."
They fell in love when they first met in their native Hungary. She was 16, he was 19. Within three years, they were married.
He was doing well for himself, having become the plant manager of a business that exported livestock and eggs across Europe. But less than a decade later, the Hungarian revolution geared up, and, in November of 1956, a large Soviet force invaded Budapest. An estimated 200,000 people, including the DORNYEIs and their young daughter, fled their country.
"They travelled through Europe and stayed in various places that were accepting Hungarian refugees, before finally making it to Canada," Ms. DORNYEI said.
Once in Toronto, language became a huge barrier, and the newly arrived couple found the country's people initially unwilling to help them integrate.
Mr. DORNYEI got his first job as a dishwasher at the Lord Simcoe Hotel before going back to school to become an engineering draftsman - the trade he worked in until he retired more than a decade ago. His wife worked odd jobs for a few years before deciding it would be best if she stayed at home to take care of her daughter.
"She was a wonderful, loving, kind woman. We were very close, just like Friends," her daughter said.
Mr. DORNYEI remained active, chairing the board of the condo tower.
"He always made sure everything was done properly. He's a very diligent, dedicated man. And I would say my mother was just as dedicated to him," she said. "They were very in love to this day. They really were soulmates."
On Monday, they would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.
Police say that the accident was preventable. There was an intersection with signal lights at Overlea Boulevard about 100 metres from where the couple decided to cross, Traffic Services Sergeant Paul LOBSINGER said.
"It's so close to the intersection that they could have just walked down there, but they wanted this bus, I guess. How many times do we see that?"
It was unclear whether any charges would be laid against the bus driver, who was receiving counselling yesterday, Toronto Transit Commission spokeswoman Marilyn BOLTON said.
Ms. DORNYEI said that she would be looking at the final police report carefully, frustrated that nothing could possibly console her family's grief at the loss of a mother and wife.
"When they broke the news to us," she said, "all my father could say was, 'Why? Why? Why?' "

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RUSK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-20 published
He was Canada's 'dean of labour journalists'
By James RUSK, Page S8
In an era when reporters joined newspapers and often stayed on a beat for life, Wilf LIST of The Globe and Mail set the standard for labour reporters.
Through his coverage of turbulent strikes in the 1950s and 1960s, of internal problems in the labour movement and of the political influence of labour at a time when it was much more powerful force in society than today, he also became an important figure himself.
That influence was the product of Mr. LIST's reputation for fairness and impartiality. "He understood the players and the issues," Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove said yesterday.
In 1968, labour minister Bryce Mackasey cited Mr. LIST's influence when, the national railways reached a mediated agreement with their non-operating employees on a new contract - before the old one had expired, the first time that had happened since Confederation.
After the settlement, the minister told reporters that he had appointed the mediator after Mr. LIST wrote an article commenting that bargaining between the unions and the railways had become a ritual that made a mockery of collective bargaining.
That fit Mr. LIST's view of his role. After a half-century as a labour reporter, he told an industrial-relations conference that newspapers "are one of the most effective media for both union and management to get their case to the workers and the people who may influence the employees."
Ian CARMAN, a former editor of Report on Business, said Mr. LIST was an invaluable reporter, one who was so good in covering labour disputes that senior company executives sometimes found out the details of a labour settlement at their company from their morning paper. "He had the contacts, and wherever there was a labour dispute or some kind of strike going on, he was able to get inside with all the workers."
Like so many young people who came of age during the Depression, Mr. LIST was forced to start working at a young age. His father died when he was 14, and in 1934, Mr. LIST left Harbord Collegiate at 15 to work at the Spitzer and Mills advertising agency to support his mother.
In 1942, he joined The Globe and Mail, and in the late 1940s, took over the labour beat. He quickly established his credentials as a top reporter - in the National Newspaper Awards of 1950, he earned a citation of merit for news reporting. A year later, he won an honourable mention, and in 1952, he became one of the first Globe and Mail reporters to garner a National Newspaper Award: first prize for feature writing with a series on labour and sociological developments in Quebec, which was tied to the coverage of a textile strike.
At the awards ceremony, Globe managing editor W.T. MUNNS said Mr. LIST had the coldly analytical approach necessary to impartial reporting of labour issues.
Mr. LIST knew everyone in the Canadian and U.S. labour movements. In 1962, he travelled to Washington to interview Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1957 until the mid-1960s. The grinding taping session lasted three hours and produced a long and penetrating feature in The Globe Magazine, plus a radio program that Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio put together from Mr. LIST's reel-to-reel tapes.
His reputation for fairness stayed with him through his tenure on the labour beat. In the early 1970s, he was held in such high esteem that the Trudeau government offered him a seat on the Anti-Inflation Board. Mr. LIST turned Ottawa down, just as he turned aside job offers from other publications. He remained with The Globe until retiring in 1984.
After that, the United Steelworkers of America set up an annual award for newspapers and named it after Mr. LIST, "the dean of labour journalists in Canada."
In retirement, he continued to write freelance articles for The Globe and also found a new role in labour affairs as a member of the Public Review Board, an impartial agency set up the Canadian Auto Workers in 1985 to deal with member complaints against the union. Mr. LIST was active on the board for the remainder of his life. Earlier this week, he participated in a conference call regarding a board matter, said chairman Alan Borovoy.
Mr. Borovoy said he so valued Mr. LIST's experience, judgment and impartiality that he sought his opinion even on cases that the former reporter had not heard. "He commanded respect universally. It was largely because everybody knew he would be fair."
Wilf LIST was born in Toronto on October 6, 1919. He died yesterday at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre of heart problems. He was 88. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; children Marcy, Stephen, Wendy and Cary; grandchildren Samara, Sarah and Shayna; and a sister.

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RUSK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
Snowplow operator not charged in fatal crash
By James RUSK, Page A16
No charges will be laid against the snowplow driver involved in a fatal crash last Sunday that killed a woman who had pulled to the side of Highway 401 to fix a wiper blade, police said yesterday.
Amber VERDONI, 50, of Mississauga was standing by the passenger side of her van, which she had pulled to the side of the highway under an underpass at Elgin Road near London during a blinding snowstorm, when it was hit by a snowplow and pushed into her.
She was killed instantly. Her two children, who were in the van, were not hurt but were treated in hospital for shock. The driver of the snowplow was also treated in hospital for shock, Ontario Provincial Police said.
The police also said they conducted a thorough investigation before concluding that the snowplow driver would not be charged.
Ontario Provincial Police Staff Sergeant Cam WOOLLEY, a traffic safety expert, said the tragic accident underlines the fact that the shoulder of the road is not a safe place.
He noted that of more than 100 Ontario Provincial Police cruisers a year that get hit by other vehicles, most are pulled over on the shoulder of a highway with their warning lights flashing.
"The most dangerous place to be [in a stopped vehicle] is in a live lane. The second most dangerous place is on a shoulder, because you are only separated [from moving traffic] by a few centimetres and all it takes is some poor visibility, slippery roads, inattentive drivers… there are lot of ways to get hit," Staff Sgt. WOOLLEY said.
What should drivers do when forced to pull over on a major highway? Staff Sgt. WOOLLEY said that on the first indication of problems, a driver should look for a safe location, such as a service centre, a truck inspection station or an exit leading to a safer place on a crossroad.
Many drivers pulling over to the side choose an underpass in the belief it is safer than other parts of the shoulder. But Staff Sgt. WOOLLEY said this is actually riskier, as visibility may be reduced by shadows, and it is a natural choke point with a narrow shoulder bounded by a concrete bridge abutment, into which a car can be pushed.
If a driver is forced in an emergency to pull onto the shoulder - and that is the only time it can be done legally - an excellent spot is the one that police cars often choose, tucked in as far to the side as they can get just beyond an overpass, as the bridge provides some protection.
Elsewhere, the best place is as far to the right as possible in a flat section away from the brow of a hill, as that gives drivers coming up from behind the best chance to see a vehicle and avoid a collision, he said.

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RUSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-28 published
PORTER, Rosalie (née HEARN)
After a short battle with cancer, at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound on Wednesday September 26, 2007. Rosalie PORTER (née HEARN) of Southampton in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill PORTER. Dear mother of Joan and her husband Donald LAMONT of Holyrood, Gail and her husband Elgin SHULAR, Sally and her husband Audie SOLLORS, Bonnie and her husband Milt RENNICK, all of Southampton, Ron and his wife Delores of Battleford, Saskatchewan, Ted and his wife Linda of Kitchener, Ray and his wife Janice of Hanover and Wendy and her husband Rick ESPLEN of Southampton. Sister of Russ and his wife Betty HEARN of Southampton. Also survived by her son-in-law, Bill NODWELL of Kitchener and by her sisters-in-law, Florence HEARN and Ann HEARN, both of Southampton. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by 29 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, and by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Archie and Rose HEARN, by her daughter Nancy, by 2 grandchildren, by her brothers, Edwin, Archie and Kelly and by her sisters, Anne and Rita. At Rosalie's request Cremation has taken place. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Sunday September 30, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Rosalie PORTER will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Monday at 11 a.m. Rev Eleanor RUSS will officiate. A Time of Fellowship will follow in the Family Centre of the Funeral Home. Private Family Interment of Ashes, Hillcrest Cemetery Tara. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the PORTER family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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RUSSEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-23 published
RUSSEL, Blair Dalzell " Dal"
Died peacefully at home, in Knowlton, Quebec on November 20th, 2007 in his 91st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Lorraine MacKIMMIE, sister Janie and brother Hugh. Loving father of Charles M. HART (Emily), Diana BLAKELY (Fraser), and Blair G. RUSSELL (Jennifer). Dear grandfather of Tara, Chris, Martha, Liliane, Claire, Emily, Tessa and Lucy and also ten great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grand_son, Malcolm HART. A celebration of his life will take place in Knowlton on December 9th, 2007. In lieu of flowers donations to the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Stn. Forces, Astra, Ontario, K0K 3W0, or a charity of your own choice would be very much appreciated.

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RUSSEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
Battle of Britain fighter pilot won DFC twice and a rare DSO
Having learned to fly at the Montreal Flying Club, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force along with many other members after Canada entered the Second World War. He was soon in the thick of the action
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Knowlton, Quebec -- Wing Commander Dal RUSSELL was one of the last surviving Canadian pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, and one of most highly decorated Canadian fliers of the Second World War.
He was a 23-year-old pilot officer when he started flying Hurricanes with No. 1 Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron (later known as Royal Canadian Air Force 401 Squadron) on August 19, 1940. By the end of September, 1940, he had destroyed more than five German aircraft.
After several of his victories he sent telegrams home to his parents in Montreal. "Tommy [Flying Officer Thomas Little of Montreal] and I got our first Dornier," said part of a 27-word telegram. In mid-September another said: "Cigarettes and food arrived. Many Thanks. Got my third Hun yesterday. Heinkel bomber. Love to all."
In almost every telegram sent home he asked for cigarettes, food and, in one case, a sleeping bag. Every telegram, press clipping and letter that arrived were kept in scrapbooks by his sister Jane. When she went overseas to join her two brothers, their mother took over the record-keeping.
The reality of battle was much less cheery than the telegrams. Wing Commander RUSSELL later described the fear and danger of aerial combat: "When you are in the thick of a fight at 20,000 feet, and travelling at a speed of 400 miles per hour through a sky filled with hostile aircraft, you haven't time to think about much but keeping the other fellow off your tail, avoiding a collision and getting a German within the reach of your eight machine guns. You try to draw a bead on him and watch out behind you at the same time. Your mouth is as dry as cotton somehow, and the palms of your hands are dripping wet."
His ground crew nicknamed him Deadeye Dick for the number of German bombers and fighters he was credited with damaging or destroying. They painted the legend "Ace of Spades" on his Hurricane for luck. Like many allied fighter pilots, he was certain he shot down or damaged more planes than he was given credit for.
"Claimed two shot down and four badly damaged. But I am quite sure we got five in all. Yesterday, August 28th, we were told that our bag was three shot down, and three disabled; so that is a good start anyway," he wrote in a letter home.
A handsome man, he featured in a Canadian Press story about a visit to his base on September 26, 1940, by Air Marshal Billy Bishop, the First World War flying ace. The reporter described him, though did not mention him by name, after he landed during an inspection of the base.
"Air Marshal Bishop examined one of the Hurricanes which was in the scrap. An even dozen holes and scars on its propeller and fuselage showed its pilot, a blond curly-haired youth [Mr. RUSSEL], had been in the bomber's bullet stream."
By the end of October, 1939, the British, Canadian and Polish pilots had won the Battle of Britain and forced German to cancel its plans of invasion. The squadron had destroyed and damaged more than 70 aircraft, while losing 16 Hurricanes and three pilots.
Mr. RUSSELL was a certified war hero, the first of three Royal Canadian Air Force officers to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. To Ottawa, that made him more valuable as a walking recruiting poster, so they brought him home for a tour of cities and towns.
"See and hear about the Royal Air Force from One of Them," read a poster for a meeting on August 9, 1941, that charged admission to raise money for the war effort. Flight Officer RUSSEL, DFC, was the star speaker. He also wrote articles for newspapers.
Along with his propaganda efforts he was training for a special mission with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Promoted to the rank of squadron leader, Mr. RUSSELL was in command of a secret mission to prepare pilots in flying U.S. P40 Kittyhawks. After initial training in Ottawa, and in Camp Borden north of Toronto, they moved to a base at Sea Island near Vancouver.
After that, the squadron was transferred to bases in Alaska, but for some unknown reason Mr. RUSSELL did not accompany them. His letters home at the time reflect bitterness about not being sent on one of the few missions in the war in which Canadian fighter pilots were pitted against the Japanese.
Instead, he soon found himself back in Europe, this time flying Spitfires. Many of his missions were spent escorting bombers and in 1943 he won a second Distinguished Flying Cross. The award came shortly after his promotion to Wing Commander. "This officer as Wing Leader has led his wing on a large number of escort sorties without the loss of single bomber to enemy fighters," the citation said. "The high praise earned by the wing for its skill is largely due to the great devotion to duty and ability displayed by Wing Commander RUSSEL."
In April of 1944, he requested a demotion to squadron leader so that he could fly combat mission in the invasion of France, which everyone knew was coming. As a wing commander he would likely have been assigned to a desk.
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, he flew many missions over Normandy but, as it happened, the Luftwaffe was almost entirely absent. In all, he spent eight hours in the air doing sweeps of the beaches to protect troops. He wrote home of watching the fighting on the ground: "The tank battles are quite amazing… a job I would hate to have. They looked like a bunch of ants crawling around, hiding between the hedges and trees and suddenly opening fire with devastating effect on some poor Hun that happened along."
Four days later, he flew to a forward airfield in France and became the first Spitfire pilot to land in recaptured France. "First Spit pilot to make successful landing in France," read the entry in his logbook for June 10, 1944.
Less than a month later, at the peak of the fighting in Normandy, he was again made a wing commander and put in charge of No 126 wing. A large unit comprised of four Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons, the promotion meant he was more or less grounded.
"I will be doing very little flying, which will please you both, I am sure," he wrote to his parents, who by that time were also worrying about his brother, Hugh, also an Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot.
Even so, he still managed to go on three missions in September and seven in October. An entry in his logbook on October 4, 1944, describes a victory by his pilots against a German jet, the Me 262. "401 Squadron destroyed the first jet job ME 262 in the Royal Air Force."
In late 1944, he was awarded a Distinguished Service Order, a rare distinction medal for an Royal Canadian Air Force officer. "In recent intensive air operations the squadrons under the command of Wing Commander RUSSELL have completed a large number of sorties," the citation read. "Within a period of three days a very large number of enemy transport vehicles were attacked, of which 127 were set on fire and a bigger number were damaged. In addition, four hostile aircraft were destroyed and seventeen tanks and nineteen other armoured vehicles were damaged. By his masterly leadership, sound judgment and fine fighting qualities, Wing Commander RUSSELL played a good part in the success achieved. His example inspired all."
June of 1944 was also a month of tragedy for the RUSSELL family. They received word that Hugh RUSSELL had been killed in an encounter with German fighters. In 1945, Dal RUSSELL returned to Canada and by the end of the year he had left the Royal Canadian Air Force and was working in a sales job.
Dal RUSSELL was born in Toronto but moved to Montreal when he was eight months old. His father's family ran Russel Steel, while his mother, Mary LABATT, was from the famous family of brewers. In Montreal, he attended Selwyn House and then went to boarding school at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, where he proved to better at football and hockey than at algebra. (Years later, when he was awarded the DFC in the Battle of Britain, the school declared a half-day holiday in his honour.)
After graduating, he went back to Montreal where he got a job and took up flying. He joined the Montreal Flying Club and learned on a Gipsy Moth biplane at the Carterville Airport.
Canada declared war on Germany on September 10, 1939. It was a Sunday, and Mr. RUSSELL was home for the weekend visiting his parents. He and most of the other members of the Montreal Flying Club joined the Royal Canadian Air Force by the end of the week. Mr. RUSSELL enlisted on Friday, September 15.
They were soon in Britain, flying Canadian-made Hurricanes. "We became so used to our Hurricanes that they were very nearly part of us," he told a reporter at the time. "We flew by instinct, without consciously handling the controls."
In all, he flew 286 operational sorties in three tours of duty. He was never shot down and the most notable damage he suffered was to the canopy of his Hurricane. Curiously, it had been hit by spent shell casings from the machine guns of a fellow Royal Canadian Air Force pilot.
Along with his two DFCs and the DSO Mr. RUSSELL was awarded France's Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, the Order of Orange-Nassau with Swords from the Netherlands and the Czechoslovak War Cross.
After returning home, he worked for Sperry Gyroscope in Montreal and served as a director of Labatt Breweries. In the 1960s, he and his wife Lorraine bought a shop called Heaney's, an upscale linen store. They later expanded the business and opened a shop in Toronto.
After retiring in the mid-1980s Mr. RUSSELL and his wife spent a great deal of time at their farm in Dorset, Vt. He practised fly-fishing on a pond stocked with trout in preparation for salmon fishing expeditions. He was invited to hunt by Friends, but after returning from the war he never again liked shooting. He also gave up flying, having found recreational aviation too expensive for his tastes.
In the 1990s he and his wife settled in Knowlton in Quebec's Eastern Townships.
Blair Dalzel RUSSELL was born in Toronto on December 9, 1916. He died after a stroke in Knowlton, Quebec, on November 20, 2007. He was 90. He leaves his children, Diana, Blair and Charles.
He also leaves three Canadian Battle of Britain pilots: Robert Barton of New Westminster, British Columbia; John Stewart Hart of Naramata, British Columbia; and Henry SPRAGG of Dundas, Ontario

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-01-10 published
RUSSELL, Ken
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grand-father and great-grandfather, Ken, who passed away, January 12, 2001.
Time unfolds another year
Memories keep you ever near,
Silent thoughts of time together,
Hold memories that will last forever.
- Remembered with love, Beth, Ken and Delene, Joanne and Jim, Ron and Yvonne, Marianne and Wayne and their families.
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RUSSELL 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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RUSSELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-20 published
LAVERGNE, Mary Susan (née MARVELL)
Peacefully and surrounded by her family at the Kelso Pines Retirement Home in Owen Sound on Sunday August 19th, 2007. In her 72nd year, Mary Susan Lavergne (née MARVELL,) the beloved wife of the late Ronald J. LAVERGNE. Loving and cherished mother of Stephen LAVERGNE and his fiancee Kathy, Sharyn RUSSELL, Brian LAVERGNE and his wife Lorna, Ann Marie and her husband John McARTHUR and Susan LAVERGNE. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Kasey, Paige, Connor, Andrew, Katelynn, Joshua, Graydon and Zabree. Dear sister of Gordon MARVELL and his wife Joyce, Peggy (Mrs. James CORCORAN), Janet and her husband Mac MacDONALD, Marjorie and her husband Wayne STURGEON, and Ken MARVELL and his wife Christine. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Mary demonstrated her strength and spirit throughout her lengthy illness and passing. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Father Stephen LACROIX officiating. A Vigil service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers' Society, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-06 published
RUSSELL, Patrick " Pat" George
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Friday, August 31st, 2007. Patrick (Pat) George RUSSELL, of Owen Sound, in his 65th year. Special friend of Miranda OLIVER, and her fiancé Greg GARBUTT, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents John and Catherine RUSSELL (née JOHNSTONE.) Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 -- 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Friday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. A funeral service for Pat RUSSELL will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, September 7th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-24 published
PATTERSON, Goldwin O.
(World War 2 Veteran)
Peacefully at Central Place Retirement Community in Owen Sound on Friday December 21, 2007. In his 84th year, Goldwin O. PATTERSON, loving husband of Lois PATTERSON (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.) Loving father of Sheila and her husband Martin WILLIAMS, Gerald PATTERSON and his wife Carm. Loved grandfather of Laura, Jill, Stephanie and Brendan. Dear brother of Dona (Mrs. John NORTON.) Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Gladys (Mrs. Harry LANE) and Janet (Mrs. Ernie RUSSELL) and his brothers James. Friends called at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday December 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. A private family service was held. Rev. Cathy HIRD officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations either the Ontario Lung Association, or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation choice would be appreciated by the family.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-24 published
Frederick Leland RUSSELL
In loving memory of Frederick Leland RUSSELL, a veteran of WW2 and the Lincoln and Welland Regiment. He died unexpectedly at his home early on Friday, January 19, 2007 at the age of 83.
Born to Alex and Bessie (LUSCOMBE) RUSSELL on January 27, 1923.
Survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Beulah. Cherished father of Evelyn RUSSELL- BAEHR of Kitchener, Barbara and Keith FLAHERTY of Southampton, Esther (Peter predeceased) SMITH of Gore Bay, son-in-law Jim TAILOR/TAYLOR of Tehkummah. Much loved grandfather of James (Cheryl) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Guelph, Tammy (Jason) BOWERMAN of Barrie, Patrick (Stephanie) FLAHERTY of Port Elgin, Christopher BAEHR of Kitchener. Special great grandfather of Rebecca TAILOR/TAYLOR, Jessy and John PRIGIONE, Kaitlyn BOWERMAN, Liam and Karlie FLAHERTY. Will be missed by surviving sister Justeen and husband Ron ANSTICE of Tehkummah. Predeceased by sister Irene and husband George VANHORN. Remembered by brothers and sisters-in-law Shirley and Gene MADEO, Sandra FRANK, Dennis QUACKENBUSH, Ralph Junior (predeceased), Garry and Bonnie QUACKENBUSH, Bob and Bonnie QUACKENBUSH, Eleanor and Bob JEWELL and many nieces and nephews. Fred loved the outdoors, he rode his ATV, worked in the woods, and operated his own sawmill. He enjoyed wood working, restoring furniture, and was known for his prize winning pumpkins. His greatest love was for his wife and family. A visitation was held Sunday at the Tehkummah Pentecostal Church and a funeral service took place Monday, January 22 at the church as well. Burial will be in the spring at Hilly Grove Cemetery. Donations to the Pentecostal Church or to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated in Fred's memory.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-06-13 published in memoriam
RUSSELL
In memory of our dad Fred RUSSELL, on our first Father's day without you.
Fields of Blessings on Father's Day.
On Father's Day we take the time
To turn our thoughts to dad
Thank him for the home he gave
For all the things we had.
We think about the fleeting years
Too quickly, gone for good
It seems like only yesterday
I'd go back if I could.
A time when dad was always there
No matter what the weather
Always strong when things went wrong
He held our lives together.
He strived so hard from day to day
And never once complained
With steady hands, he worked the land
And kept the family name.
He taught us that hard work pays off
You reap just what you sow
He said that if you tend your crops
Your field will overflow.
My harvest has been bountiful
He taught me how to give
In his firm and steadfast way
He taught me how to live.
Dad dwells among the angels now
He left us much too soon
He glides across a golden field
Above the harvest moon.
I see him in the fields of grain
He rides upon the wind
And when my path is beaten down
He picks me up again.
From Evelyn, Barbara and Esther.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
REID, Ruth (née MAY)
Monday evening, January 8th, 2007 at the Extendicare York. Beloved wife of Weir REID predeceased 1971. Loving mother of Paul (Lise,) Margaret, Brian (Sylvia), Michael (Fran), Scott and Valerie (Bruce). Cherished grandmother of Christopher (Anne), David, Mary, Megan, Sara, Brock, Warren, Katie (Charles), Emma and great-grand_son Felix. Dear daughter of Clarence and Anne MAY both predeceased. Dear sister of Bill and Margaret. Special aunt of Brenda GIBBONS and sadly missed by her other daughter Karen RUSSELL. She was born in London and married Weir in Brantford in 1944. She enjoyed working as a teacher at Sudbury Secondary School for a number of years where she taught Family Studies. Ruth was a strong supporter of her husbands work with Mine Mill Union, especially the Children's Camp. The family wish to thank the Staff of Extendicare York, 2nd Floor for their kindness and care, and a special thanks to Carolyn Audette. Funeral Service will be at Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St. at the Hazel St. Friday January 12th, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment the Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In lieu of flowers donations to the Childhood/Enfance Breakfast Program. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday or after 10: 30 a.m. Friday.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
BROWN, Ivy N. (August 16, 1917-December 30, 2006)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our dear mother on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Southlake Regional Hospital, Newmarket. Ivy, in her 90th year, beloved wife of the late Norman (deceased 1991), cherished mother of Lynda Mary, Barbara Anne, the late Kathleen (deceased 1998), and Michael Francis; much loved mother-in-law of James DALGLEISH, David HOLMES and Brian MIKI; treasured Grandma of Andrew, Scott and Heather DALGLEISH, Gregory and Alissa MIKI. Devoted sister of the late Thomas HIRST, the late Rosemary RUSSELL, Guinevere LESTER and the late Geoffrey HIRSAINT_Dearly loved by her many nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by her cousins and their families in England. Ivy will be sadly missed by her special Friends at Harmony Hall and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 345. Our mother was a remarkable woman who touched the hearts of all who knew her. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, (South of Eglinton Avenue East) on Wednesday, January 3, from 7-9 p.m., and Thursday, January 4, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Ivy's life will take place in Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 3170 St. Clair Avenue East (at Victoria Park) at 10: 30 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2007. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario. Reception to follow at Thornhill Country Club.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-04 published
RUSSELL, Omer Solomon (May 15, 1907-December 27, 2006)
Passed away at Runnymede Healthcare Centre at the age of 99. Born in the heart of the Ottawa Valley in Delta, Ontario. He was the only son and had three older sisters, Estella, Ella and Jean, who adored him. His father and two uncles ran a variety of businesses. There was no high school in town, so Omer was sent to board in Brockville. Later he attended Queen's University and graduated in 1930 from electrical engineering (because he said it had 'more math'). Although it was the beginning of the depression, he found work with Ontario Hydro and he later joked that he had to start climbing poles, but he ultimately retired as a Vice President. Omer met his wife, Helen, at a garden party where she was the soloist. They married in 1933 and had three daughters, Camilla HECKADON (Bob,) Roberta HARRIS (Don) and Victoria, and 9 grand children: David, Peter, Bill, Louise, Barbara, Gordon, Lianne, Sharena and Zak, and 14 great-grandchildren. Omer had 'no pain and no pills' until he was into his mid-90's. He read two newspapers each day and delighted in discussing the latest news and business. After an impressive career with Hydro, he retired and began new interests which included making wine and bread. He and Helen were known for their open home and making everyone welcome. They hosted many parties and enjoyed their pool and backyard. They also traveled throughout the globe on numerous and interesting trips. Omer enjoyed walking and working around the home. He said each morning he did his exercises which he began when at Queen's. During the last four years he was cared for at Runnymede Healthcare by wonderful staff. Omer was a thoughtful, kind and terrific father who adored his family. He was wise, always found a good word to say about everyone and had a quiet but terrific sense of humour. We will miss him deeply and appreciate the time we did have with him. Funeral arrangements at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto, on Sat. January 6; Visitation 2-3, followed by the funeral at 3 and then reception.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
ANDERSEN, Olive Elizabeth (née RUSSELL)
Betty in her 90th year, died peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre on Wednesday, January 3, 2007. Daughter of the late T.A. RUSSELL and Olive Lillian (BROWN) RUSSELL, beloved wife of 62 years of Bjarne (Andy). Devoted mother of Peter, Tom, Ron, John and their families. A private service and entombment at Mount Pleasant Mausoleum has taken place. The family wishes to express its deep appreciation and gratitude to the doctors and staff at Runnymede Healthcare Centre and Saint_Joseph's Health Centre for their kindness and care. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (416-487-4523).

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
CORRY, Alice Madeline Rachel
Peacefully at Providence Manor in Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday, January 3, 2007, in her 101st year. Daughter of the late Richard James and Madeline RUSSELL. Widow of James Alexander CORRY. Mother of Madeline CORRY of Kingston and Joan CRAWFORD of London, England. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, details to follow. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, Kingston, 613-548-7973.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-30 published
RANKIN, Alexander " Alex" M.
79, of Mississauga, Ontario died peacefully at his home May 25, 2007. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Jo-Anne RANKIN. Alex is survived by his daughter Gillian Rankin NORRIE, son-in-law Aaron NORRIE, adored grand_sons Noah, Frasier and Gabriel; sister Violet RUSSELL; three other siblings; plus other family and Friends. A private service will be held in Longboat Key, Florida. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
BUCHANAN, Rev. Norman
At the Carpenter Hospice on June 5, 2007. Rev. Norman BUCHANAN in his 83rd year. Minister Emeritus of Saint_James United Church, Waterdown, and retired teacher with the Hamilton Board of Education. Loved husband of Flora GALLIN and of the late Jean RUSSELL. Devoted father of Susan CLARK (David) of Ancona, Illinois; David BUCHANAN (Lorraine MAISONNEUVE) of Ottawa, Ontario; and Catherine GILHAM (Thomas) of Herndon, Virginia. Proud grandfather of Michelle HACON, Stephen HACON (Sharon), Alex INGLIS, Brian and Becky CLARK and great-grandfather of Emily and Tyler HACON. Dear uncle of Beth BUCHANAN and Judith LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (Brian.) Brother-in-law and friend of Jack and June GALLIN of Guelph, Ontario. Family will greet Friends at the Saint_James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, on Friday, June 8, 2007 from 1-2 p.m., where a Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Our most sincere thanks to Doctor Randy CROSS and Staff, and the Staff and Volunteers of the Carpenter Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice or Saint James United Church would be appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at
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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Mary Ann (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Passed away suddenly on July 7, 2007. She lived a full and happy life, travelling widely and enjoying her summers at the family cottage with her best friend and husband of 61 years, William Kenneth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. He predeceased her in 2002. Born April 6, 1919, Mary Ann resided in Toronto until 2001 when she moved to Waterloo. Mary Ann's warmth, wisdom, and wit will be dearly missed by her family: Children - Carl (Mary) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Waterloo, Arlene (Christopher) RUSSELL of Los Angeles, California, and Geof (Muriel) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Grimsby; Grandchildren - Jennifer (Walt) HAUER of Norwalk, Connecticut, Simon THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Waterloo, Danielle (Steve) CHAMBERLIN of Belmont, California, Andrew THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Alison DEMUY) of Waterloo, and Alan (Angela) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Waterloo; and Great-Grandchildren - Alice, William, Elise, and Rebecca.
A memorial service celebrating Mary Ann's life will be held at 1: 30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount St. S. in Waterloo. Her wish was that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto or a charity of your choice and may be made privately or through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Mary Ann, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
RUSSELL, Ann Marie (née HARVIE)
Peacefully at her home on July 30, 2007. Beloved wife of Gordon Ian RUSSELL, recently having celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Adored and cherished mother of Sheila (Ray THOROSKI,) David, Gordon and William (Catriona). Much loved by her grandchildren Ian, Scott, MacKay, Shona and Liam. Ann touched the lives of so many Friends and family and will be greatly missed. Ann was born in Orillia on October 9th, 1930, raised in Elmvale, attended University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing (Class of 55), retired from the Regional Municipality of Halton. Ann was involved in numerous Burlington community organizations, (President, University of Women's Club, Chair, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Board Director, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital). Passions included family, Friends, Woodland Beach and global travel. The family will receive Friends at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New Street (at Drury Lane), Burlington, 905-637-5233 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations to either 5T5 Award, Faculty of Nursing, U of T, 155 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1B8, (416-978-2865) or Elmvale Presbyterian Church, Elmvale, Ontario L0L 1P0.
"She will remain in our hearts forever."

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
SHAPIRO, Liam Charles and Wesley Malcolm
Eric and Ashli (MASON- JOHNS)
SHAPIRO of Thousand Oaks, California are thrilled to announce the birth of twin boys Liam Charles and Wesley Malcolm, on August 25, 2007, at Los Robles Hospital. Brothers for Ainsley (5) and Jacquelyn (3), and new Friends for Oakey. Proud grandparents are Phil and Arlene SHAPIRO of Woodland Hills, California, Ann BANKS of Wood Ranch, California, David JOHNS and Jan RUSSELL- JOHNS of Toronto.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-10 published
ANDERSEN, Bjarne " Andy"
Suddenly on September 2, 2007 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Betty (née RUSSELL.) Devoted father of Peter, Tom, Ron, John and their families. Survived by his brother Kaj ANDERSEN. son of the late Bjarne and Dagmar ANDERSEN. In accordance with Andy's wishes cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Turner and Porter, Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto (416-767-3153).

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
DEMAINE, Jessie Bissell (née RICE)
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, September 30, 2007 in her 96th year. Jessie RICE, wife of the late Frank H. DEMAINE. Jessie will be missed and always loved by her son Greg. Dear sister of Pearl BERNARD, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. and fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on July 4, 1912. The daughter of the late Annie Miller BISSELL, and Rev. Daniel Gregor RICE. Predeceased by her sisters May (Mrs. J. RUSSELL, Toronto), Nancy (Mrs. W. WATSON, Prince Albert) and brothers Bruce RICE (Red Deer,) and Greg RICE (Regina.)
The family will receive Friends at the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Main Street, Odessa 613-286-7373, to celebrate her life on Thursday, October 4, 2007 from 3-5 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice.
Memory is Life's Sweetest Gift"

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-16 published
RUSSELL, Leslie Robert
(December 24, 1918-November 11, 2007)
Leslie loved God and family, especially Helen, his wife of 64 years. We loved him and cherish our memories of him as husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend and Christian example for us: Helen, Doris, Bonnie, Ruth, David, Tim, Andrea, Mark, Laura, Johannes. Many consider it a privilege to have loved and known him as teacher, spectrographer, scientist, lay minister, writer, leader and gentleman. Service of Remembrance Friday, November 16, 2007 at 3 o'clock at Lambrick Park Church, 1780 Feltham Road. Donations gratefully received by Gideon Bible Society or Victoria Hospice Foundation.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-23 published
RUSSEL, Blair Dalzell " Dal"
Died peacefully at home, in Knowlton, Quebec on November 20th, 2007 in his 91st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Lorraine MacKIMMIE, sister Janie and brother Hugh. Loving father of Charles M. HART (Emily), Diana BLAKELY (Fraser), and Blair G. RUSSELL (Jennifer). Dear grandfather of Tara, Chris, Martha, Liliane, Claire, Emily, Tessa and Lucy and also ten great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grand_son, Malcolm HART. A celebration of his life will take place in Knowlton on December 9th, 2007. In lieu of flowers donations to the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Stn. Forces, Astra, Ontario, K0K 3W0, or a charity of your own choice would be very much appreciated.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-26 published
WALTON, Constance Violet (1915-2007)
On Thursday November 22nd, 2007, in her 93rd year. Vi, beloved wife of the late John A. WALTON (1997.) Loving mother of Roger WALTON, Betty Jo RUSSELL and Ann BAYLER. Cherished grandmother to Mandy, Jon, Michelle, Julie and Laurie and great-grandmother to Tyler, Abby, Andrew, Gracie and Will. Dear sister to Betty McFALL and adored aunt of Laurie and her children. Vi will be missed by her family and many close Friends, especially those Friends of the Annunciation Parish. She will be remembered for her endless volunteer work at the Princess Margaret Lodge, The Daily Bread Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Out of the Cold, Caring and the Church of the Annunciation. Visitation at the Church of the Incarnation, 15 Clairtrell Road, North York, (first street west of Bayview Avenue, north off of Sheppard Avenue), on Thursday November 29th, 2007 at 1 p.m. until time of memorial service at 2 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital or Daily Bread Food Bank. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
Battle of Britain fighter pilot won DFC twice and a rare DSO
Having learned to fly at the Montreal Flying Club, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force along with many other members after Canada entered the Second World War. He was soon in the thick of the action
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Knowlton, Quebec -- Wing Commander Dal RUSSELL was one of the last surviving Canadian pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, and one of most highly decorated Canadian fliers of the Second World War.
He was a 23-year-old pilot officer when he started flying Hurricanes with No. 1 Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron (later known as Royal Canadian Air Force 401 Squadron) on August 19, 1940. By the end of September, 1940, he had destroyed more than five German aircraft.
After several of his victories he sent telegrams home to his parents in Montreal. "Tommy [Flying Officer Thomas Little of Montreal] and I got our first Dornier," said part of a 27-word telegram. In mid-September another said: "Cigarettes and food arrived. Many Thanks. Got my third Hun yesterday. Heinkel bomber. Love to all."
In almost every telegram sent home he asked for cigarettes, food and, in one case, a sleeping bag. Every telegram, press clipping and letter that arrived were kept in scrapbooks by his sister Jane. When she went overseas to join her two brothers, their mother took over the record-keeping.
The reality of battle was much less cheery than the telegrams. Wing Commander RUSSELL later described the fear and danger of aerial combat: "When you are in the thick of a fight at 20,000 feet, and travelling at a speed of 400 miles per hour through a sky filled with hostile aircraft, you haven't time to think about much but keeping the other fellow off your tail, avoiding a collision and getting a German within the reach of your eight machine guns. You try to draw a bead on him and watch out behind you at the same time. Your mouth is as dry as cotton somehow, and the palms of your hands are dripping wet."
His ground crew nicknamed him Deadeye Dick for the number of German bombers and fighters he was credited with damaging or destroying. They painted the legend "Ace of Spades" on his Hurricane for luck. Like many allied fighter pilots, he was certain he shot down or damaged more planes than he was given credit for.
"Claimed two shot down and four badly damaged. But I am quite sure we got five in all. Yesterday, August 28th, we were told that our bag was three shot down, and three disabled; so that is a good start anyway," he wrote in a letter home.
A handsome man, he featured in a Canadian Press story about a visit to his base on September 26, 1940, by Air Marshal Billy Bishop, the First World War flying ace. The reporter described him, though did not mention him by name, after he landed during an inspection of the base.
"Air Marshal Bishop examined one of the Hurricanes which was in the scrap. An even dozen holes and scars on its propeller and fuselage showed its pilot, a blond curly-haired youth [Mr. RUSSEL], had been in the bomber's bullet stream."
By the end of October, 1939, the British, Canadian and Polish pilots had won the Battle of Britain and forced German to cancel its plans of invasion. The squadron had destroyed and damaged more than 70 aircraft, while losing 16 Hurricanes and three pilots.
Mr. RUSSELL was a certified war hero, the first of three Royal Canadian Air Force officers to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. To Ottawa, that made him more valuable as a walking recruiting poster, so they brought him home for a tour of cities and towns.
"See and hear about the Royal Air Force from One of Them," read a poster for a meeting on August 9, 1941, that charged admission to raise money for the war effort. Flight Officer RUSSEL, DFC, was the star speaker. He also wrote articles for newspapers.
Along with his propaganda efforts he was training for a special mission with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Promoted to the rank of squadron leader, Mr. RUSSELL was in command of a secret mission to prepare pilots in flying U.S. P40 Kittyhawks. After initial training in Ottawa, and in Camp Borden north of Toronto, they moved to a base at Sea Island near Vancouver.
After that, the squadron was transferred to bases in Alaska, but for some unknown reason Mr. RUSSELL did not accompany them. His letters home at the time reflect bitterness about not being sent on one of the few missions in the war in which Canadian fighter pilots were pitted against the Japanese.
Instead, he soon found himself back in Europe, this time flying Spitfires. Many of his missions were spent escorting bombers and in 1943 he won a second Distinguished Flying Cross. The award came shortly after his promotion to Wing Commander. "This officer as Wing Leader has led his wing on a large number of escort sorties without the loss of single bomber to enemy fighters," the citation said. "The high praise earned by the wing for its skill is largely due to the great devotion to duty and ability displayed by Wing Commander RUSSEL."
In April of 1944, he requested a demotion to squadron leader so that he could fly combat mission in the invasion of France, which everyone knew was coming. As a wing commander he would likely have been assigned to a desk.
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, he flew many missions over Normandy but, as it happened, the Luftwaffe was almost entirely absent. In all, he spent eight hours in the air doing sweeps of the beaches to protect troops. He wrote home of watching the fighting on the ground: "The tank battles are quite amazing… a job I would hate to have. They looked like a bunch of ants crawling around, hiding between the hedges and trees and suddenly opening fire with devastating effect on some poor Hun that happened along."
Four days later, he flew to a forward airfield in France and became the first Spitfire pilot to land in recaptured France. "First Spit pilot to make successful landing in France," read the entry in his logbook for June 10, 1944.
Less than a month later, at the peak of the fighting in Normandy, he was again made a wing commander and put in charge of No 126 wing. A large unit comprised of four Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons, the promotion meant he was more or less grounded.
"I will be doing very little flying, which will please you both, I am sure," he wrote to his parents, who by that time were also worrying about his brother, Hugh, also an Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot.
Even so, he still managed to go on three missions in September and seven in October. An entry in his logbook on October 4, 1944, describes a victory by his pilots against a German jet, the Me 262. "401 Squadron destroyed the first jet job ME 262 in the Royal Air Force."
In late 1944, he was awarded a Distinguished Service Order, a rare distinction medal for an Royal Canadian Air Force officer. "In recent intensive air operations the squadrons under the command of Wing Commander RUSSELL have completed a large number of sorties," the citation read. "Within a period of three days a very large number of enemy transport vehicles were attacked, of which 127 were set on fire and a bigger number were damaged. In addition, four hostile aircraft were destroyed and seventeen tanks and nineteen other armoured vehicles were damaged. By his masterly leadership, sound judgment and fine fighting qualities, Wing Commander RUSSELL played a good part in the success achieved. His example inspired all."
June of 1944 was also a month of tragedy for the RUSSELL family. They received word that Hugh RUSSELL had been killed in an encounter with German fighters. In 1945, Dal RUSSELL returned to Canada and by the end of the year he had left the Royal Canadian Air Force and was working in a sales job.
Dal RUSSELL was born in Toronto but moved to Montreal when he was eight months old. His father's family ran Russel Steel, while his mother, Mary LABATT, was from the famous family of brewers. In Montreal, he attended Selwyn House and then went to boarding school at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, where he proved to better at football and hockey than at algebra. (Years later, when he was awarded the DFC in the Battle of Britain, the school declared a half-day holiday in his honour.)
After graduating, he went back to Montreal where he got a job and took up flying. He joined the Montreal Flying Club and learned on a Gipsy Moth biplane at the Carterville Airport.
Canada declared war on Germany on September 10, 1939. It was a Sunday, and Mr. RUSSELL was home for the weekend visiting his parents. He and most of the other members of the Montreal Flying Club joined the Royal Canadian Air Force by the end of the week. Mr. RUSSELL enlisted on Friday, September 15.
They were soon in Britain, flying Canadian-made Hurricanes. "We became so used to our Hurricanes that they were very nearly part of us," he told a reporter at the time. "We flew by instinct, without consciously handling the controls."
In all, he flew 286 operational sorties in three tours of duty. He was never shot down and the most notable damage he suffered was to the canopy of his Hurricane. Curiously, it had been hit by spent shell casings from the machine guns of a fellow Royal Canadian Air Force pilot.
Along with his two DFCs and the DSO Mr. RUSSELL was awarded France's Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, the Order of Orange-Nassau with Swords from the Netherlands and the Czechoslovak War Cross.
After returning home, he worked for Sperry Gyroscope in Montreal and served as a director of Labatt Breweries. In the 1960s, he and his wife Lorraine bought a shop called Heaney's, an upscale linen store. They later expanded the business and opened a shop in Toronto.
After retiring in the mid-1980s Mr. RUSSELL and his wife spent a great deal of time at their farm in Dorset, Vt. He practised fly-fishing on a pond stocked with trout in preparation for salmon fishing expeditions. He was invited to hunt by Friends, but after returning from the war he never again liked shooting. He also gave up flying, having found recreational aviation too expensive for his tastes.
In the 1990s he and his wife settled in Knowlton in Quebec's Eastern Townships.
Blair Dalzel RUSSELL was born in Toronto on December 9, 1916. He died after a stroke in Knowlton, Quebec, on November 20, 2007. He was 90. He leaves his children, Diana, Blair and Charles.
He also leaves three Canadian Battle of Britain pilots: Robert Barton of New Westminster, British Columbia; John Stewart Hart of Naramata, British Columbia; and Henry SPRAGG of Dundas, Ontario

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-04 published
McCARTHY, Sister Mary Josephine "Jo", RSCJ
Born in Quebec City on August 4, 1918, Sister McCarthy died at Barat Residence, 1455 Summer Street, Halifax, on December 1, 2007. She was a daughter of the late William A. McCARTHY and Rosa D. RUSSELL. Jo entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1937 in Albany, New York where she made her first vows in 1940 and final vows in 1946. Her early education took place in Quebec City where she attended the High School of the Religious of Jesus-Marie in Sillery. She went on to attend Laval University, Seattle University, Université de Montréal and the University of San Francisco where she obtained an M.A. in Theology. Jo began her teaching career in Vancouver in 1940 and subsequently taught in Montreal and was Mistress General in Sacred Heart Schools in Winnipeg and Halifax. Jo had a great love for her students and in turn was greatly loved and appreciated by all those who benefited from her care and compassion. She had a strong love for the Church and in 1978, she eagerly responded to the call to serve the Church of Canada as Ecumenical Officer at the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops in Ottawa, a position that she held for several years. After this she moved to Toronto where she served with the Paulist Priests in Ecumenism. She served in the leadership of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in Canada as member of the Provincial Council on several occasions. She also contributed to the International Community of Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome as a translator. Jo began her retirement at Residence Sophie Barat in Montreal in 1996 and came to Halifax to take up residence at Barat Residence in 2001. She was predeceased by her parents brother, William McCARTHY, and sister, Rosa MORANT. She is survived by her loving sisters, Helen HOOPER and Mary MOORE, Toronto several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Vigil will be held in the chapel of Barat Residence today at 4 p.m. The Liturgy of the Resurrection will take place on Tuesday, December 4, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Barat Residence, Bishop Emeritus James M. Hayes presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Sacred Heart School of Halifax, 5820 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1X8.

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RUSSELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
HOTSON, Margaret Robb (née HOOKER) R.N.
Peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in her 80th year. Predeceased by her parents Herbert and Mary HOOKER and her brother Johnnie. Loving wife for 56 years of Fred W. HOTSON and devoted mother to Bill of Mississauga, Jane RUSSELL of Phoenix, Arizona and Anne VOUTE of Delta, British Columbia. She will be sadly missed by grandchildren Kerste, Piet, Alexandra, Samantha and Jeremy. Kind thanks extended to Doctor David HARRISON and staff at Trillium Coronary Care Unit. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 1 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12 noon at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way). A gathering will follow after the service. Memorial tributes in Margaret's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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RUST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-07 published
RUST, Charles Hammond
Suddenly, at home in Port Hope, on December 6th, 2007 of a pulmonary embolism. Husband of Anne. Father of Catherine (Kevin JOY,) Jennifer (Alan BERLET,) stepfather of Robin GRAHAM (Geoffrey LAWSON,) Christopher GRAHAM, Heidi GRAHAM (Michael WYNNE.) Brother of Paul RUST (Patte) of Vancouver. Grandfather of Robert, Charlie, Sydney, Andrew, Lauren, Ryan and Kayley.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Zest restaurant, 64 John Street, Port Hope, Monday December 10th from 12 noon until 2 p.m.
Memorial donations to The Friends of the Port Hope Public Library (56 Queen Street, P.O. Box 117, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3V9) would be appreciated and can be received at www.rossfuneralchapel.com

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RUSTAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
FENN, Josephine "Jo"
Peacefully at Rouge Valley Health Systems - Centenary site, on September 30, 2007 at age 84. Jo beloved wife of the late Doctor J.E. FENN, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.R.C.S., CD (27 February '05.) Loving mother of Doctor Carrol FENN (Floyd) and her children Ryan and Meghan Robert J. FENN, LL.B, CD (Jill) - their children, Jason (Marla,) Jordan, James, Ashleigh; Patricia J. RAHNEMA, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Iraj) - their children Richard and Alex; Doctor Richard G. FENN (Mary Clare) and their children Harrison, Wesley, and Darcy. Aunt of Jeannette, Gene, and Donnie POULIN; Mary Ann (Bill) RUSTAY, Lewis, Kathleen, and Millie CORNWELL, Doug (Linda) IVERSON; Evelyn and Patti VIPOND. Predeceased by her sisters Mary, Mildred, Ann, Eva, Betty and her brother Peter. Dear sister-in-law to Peter (Jean) WARAWA; Raymond (Peggy) FENN and family; Colleen FENN, predeceased husband Bill and family. Jo, a retired R.N., was President of the Canadian Cancer Society; President of American College Physician and Surgeons Auxiliary and actively involved with many charities. A special thanks to Doctor James H. SWAN and all staff at Rouge Valley. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 5 at 10: 30 a.m. from Holy Rosary Catholic Church 354 St. Clair Avenue West (at Tweedsmuir). Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Rouge Valley Health Centre Centenary Site would be appreciated by the family. Memorial tributes may be sent to www.mem.com

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RUSTED o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
RUSTED, Doctor Ian Edwin Lawman Hollands, B.A., M.D., M.Sc., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.C., O.C.
Passed away with characteristic dignity and patience on July 14th, 2007, in his 86th year. Until his severe stroke in January 2007, Dr. RUSTED enjoyed a healthy independent life with his beloved wife of 58 years, Ellen Marie (HANSEN.) He is also survived by his two sons, Christopher of Topsail and Brian (Christine SOWIAK) of Nanton Alberta, and three grand_sons, Jonathan, Peter and Timothy, in whom he found great comfort and joy. Also fondly missed by his brother Doctor Nigel RUSTED (Florence) and their children: Joan, Elaine and Thomas, and sister Winifred BAYLEY. Doctor RUSTED was predeceased by his father, Canon Ernest E. RUSTED, his mother Faith (HOLLANDS,) brother, the Very Reverend Edward RUSTED, sisters Sybil TOY, and Joan BRECKMAN. Born in Upper Island Cove, Doctor RUSTED received his early education in Carbonear and Saint_John's. A proud graduate of Memorial College, Dalhousie University, University of Toronto, McGill University and a Fellow of the Mayo Clinic. Dr. RUSTED was the founding Dean of Memorial University of Newfoundland's Medical School, and subsequently served many years in a variety of roles as Vice president. In recognition of his work with many Provincial, National and International organizations, Doctor RUSTED was granted honorary Degrees from the Universities of Toronto, Dalhousie, Mount Allison, and Memorial, and was a Master of the American College of Physicians. He was named an officer of the Order of Canada in 1985. A proud Rotarian of fifty years, Doctor RUSTED had also been a keen tennis player and an avid gardener. Doctor RUSTED will be remembered as a generous, kind, and gentle man, with an iron will, and as a pioneer and champion for Memorial's Medical School. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, on Monday and Tuesday from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. and from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., with services from the Anglican Cathedral of Saint_John the Baptist on Wednesday, July 18 at 11 a.m. To honor his memory, donations may be made to the Doctor Ian Rusted Founder's Chair in Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. To sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com.

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RUSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-11 published
DARCH, Mervin " Wayne"
Formerly of Heyden, passed away peacefully in Labrador City on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the age of 51 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Husband and best friend of Dianne for 29 years. Loved father of Andrew, Aaron and Jake. Dear son of Beth PEARCE and the late Merv DARCH. Son-in-law of Kathryn McCLINTOCK (late Harry.) Beloved brother of Allan (Elizabeth ELLIOT/ELLIOTT), Debbie CONWAY (Neil RUSTON), Danny (Audrey), Lois MOLLARI (Mark,) Lise McGONEGAL and the late Dougie. Brother-in-law to Heather TAILOR/TAYLOR (James), Sam McCLINTOCK (Rachel PERRAULT). Remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 705-759-2522) on Saturday, January 13, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. Funeral service from Northland Bible Chapel (34 Highway 552 West, Goulais River) on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. Pastor Stephen CLOCK officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel, Labrador City. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital, Oncology Unit, Labrador City would be appreciated by the family. www.arthurfuneralhome.com Heartfelt thanks to the caring and compassionate nursing staff and doctors at C.W.J.; the nursing staff and doctors at the Toronto General Hospital and to all who reached out in love not named, many thanks.

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RUSZCZYK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-09 published
BELL, Isabel (BURROWS)
At the Southampton Care Centre on Saturday evening, October 6th, 2007, at the age of 94 years, the former Isabel BURROWS of Port Elgin. Wife of the late Jack BELL. Mother of Barbara Jane and her husband Vic RUSZCZYK of R.R.#3, Hanover. Grams to Tyna and her friend Simon MERRITT, and Doctor Renee and John FLEMING/FLEMMING of Guelph. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Isabel was predeceased by her son Robert James in 2005. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, October 9th. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Chuck MOON officiating. The Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary, Branch #340 Port Elgin will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 10.30 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #340 Auxiliary, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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