TREBEK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
Bruce SMITH, Broadcaster (1919-2006)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio pioneer who was heard on Toronto airwaves for more than 30 years made his mark in 1947 on the milestone morning show, Toast and Jamboree
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Bruce SMITH was a morning man who for many years was the autocratic ruler of his own radio program on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. He chose his own music, and preferred popular tunes of the day rather than the marshal music favoured by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation brass at the time, and even banned certain advertisements, back in the days when Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio ran commercials.
"I ran it lock stock and barrel," Mr. SMITH boasted to Blake KIRBY of The Globe and Mail in 1971. "I selected all the music, wrote and read many of the commercials and allowed what sponsors I wanted, which didn't include beer and cigarettes. That was quite an authority. I just assumed it and nobody objected."
His freedom didn't last forever. Producers gradually wrested control from Mr. SMITH, though his strong personality and success in the ratings meant he had more power than most of them put together.
Mr. SMITH also had a kind of whimsy that is almost unheard of today, but was then common among such fellow broadcasters as Allan McFee and Max Ferguson. For good measure, Mr. SMITH invented a character called Brewster the Rooster, who was introduced to listeners by barnyard sound effects that were followed by a rant done in Brewster's special voice. "Brewster the Rooster was my alter ego," Mr. SMITH once told a reporter. "He became a character through which I could make socially valid points."
Brewster the Rooster proved to be popular with the audience. One day, they lost the tape of Brewster's trademark cock-a-doodle-do and Mr. SMITH reported Brewster had broken his leg skiing and was recuperating at Sunnybrook Hospital. The news of the fictional bird's accident attracted many phone calls and get well cards from listeners.
For many years, Mr. SMITH battled for ratings supremacy with Wally CROUTER of CFRB radio. At the time, the morning radio dial was crowded with the likes of Pierre BERTON, and Charles TEMPLETON on CKEY.
Bruce SMITH grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where his father was a foreman at the local steel plant. He was a brilliant student and served as president of the student council. When he was 15, he decided he would like to work at CJIC, the local radio station. It had just opened and he marched in and announced he was the man to read newscasts. They gave him a job doing it on weekends.
The following year, young Bruce graduated from high school, but for the time he remained stuck at home. His mother thought he was too young to go to university and made him take a second year of Grade 13. He wrote and passed exams in every subject offered, except Spanish.
While in high school, he was chosen as one of the Canadians to represent the country at the coronation of George VI in 1937. He travelled to London and attended the ceremony in Westminster Abbey.
Shortly after his return home, he was finally allowed to go to the University of Toronto. He graduated in law, which was an undergraduate degree at the time, and served as assistant sports editor of The Varsity, the school paper. During that time, he also wrote a column on college sports for The Globe and Mail. He was in the officer's training plan and joined the army in 1941. He trained in Canada with the signals corps, went to England and landed in France soon after D-Day.
His unit, the South Saskatchewan Regiment, fought in France, Holland and Germany. After the war, he stayed on as a broadcaster to work for the army's radio station and to transmit on British Broadcasting Corporation wavelengths. He didn't leave England until late 1946, long after most Canadians had gone home.
By then, most of his fellow law graduates were well along in their careers, so he decided to take a teacher's certificate. He taught for three months at Danforth Technical School in Toronto before taking his first permanent job in radio at CHUM. One of his fellow announcers was Monty Hall, who went on to be the host of the long-running U.S. television game show, Let's Make a Deal. Mr. SMITH worked at CHUM for a little more than a year before joining the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. At first, he did mundane jobs, such as being the booth announcer, reading out such things as the call letters, station breaks and shorter newscasts.
He got a break when it turned out the morning man had trouble getting up on time. On July 19, 1948, Bruce SMITH became the new morning man and quickly made the program his own. "I even picked a Toronto hit parade to play every Friday. There was really no hit parade in 1950."
Bruce SMITH's morning show was known as Toast and Jamboree, and no other Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio program in Toronto had more listeners. It even outperformed such U. S imports broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as Don McNeil's Breakfast Club, which ran at 9 a.m., and Ma Perkins, a popular daily soap opera.
Toast and Jamboree made him a household name in Southern Ontario. Despite that, he remained a modest man and was never a prima donna. People who worked with him recall him as being as friendly in person as he was on the air.
"I was a starry-eyed kid and didn't know what Bruce looked like, though I knew his voice," recalled traffic reporter, Jim CURRAN, of his first day at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "When he said 'Welcome, Jim,' his voice had the same warmth as it did on the radio."
After 23 years doing the morning program, Bruce SMITH was edged out in favour of a younger man, Alex TREBEK, who went on to become the host of Jeopardy, another U.S. game show. In news reports at the time, Mr. SMITH put on a brave face and said how getting up that early wasn't natural, but his colleagues believe he would much rather have kept working the morning shift.
After that, he worked on an afternoon program called The Bruce Smith Show. One of his habits before going to work was to head down to the harbour and check out which ships were in. Later, he became president of the Toronto Marine Historical Society.
Mary McFAYDEN was a producer of his afternoon program for two years. She recalled that on September 2, 1977, they were broadcasting live from the Canadian National Exhibition when a plane practising for the air show suddenly crashed into Lake Ontario. It was a Second World War Fairey Firefly and the pilot was killed. Until that moment, the program offered interviews, live music and other light fare, and then the veteran Mr. SMITH swung into action.
"He showed all his skills as a broadcaster, switching from covering a fair to covering a plane crash. We didn't know much, but he was able to cover it and change the tone without missing a beat," recalled Ms. McFAYDEN.
In 1978, Mr. SMITH decided to retire before someone at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation decided he needed a push. "He didn't want someone coming and telling him it was time to go," said his son, Kim. "He left at the top."
Bruce SMITH was not yet 60 when he left broadcasting. He never went back to it -- even part-time. Instead, he developed a number of sidelines during 28 years of retirement. He became part owner of a curling club, which he ran as well as competing there, and followed his interest in shipping by taking trips as a passenger on lakers that plied the Great Lakes.
He and his wife, Beth, travelled frequently until she became ill. For 10 years, he devoted himself to taking care of her.
Bruce Arnold SMITH was born on August 22, 1919. He died on December 26, 2006, in Hamilton, Ontario He was 87. Mr. SMITH suffered from a rare type of blood cancer and had been ill for only a few weeks. He is survived by his four children, Kim, Cam, Kirk and Ann Elise. His wife, Beth, died in 1999.

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TREBELL o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-05-30 published
ENDICOTT, Velma Olive
Passed away on Tuesday May 22, 2007 at Blue Mountain Manor, Stayner in her 88th year. Velma of Stayner, beloved mother of Doug (Ann) of Stayner and Elaine KUBOTA of Mississauga. Dear grandmother of Craig, Michael, Carol, Bradley (Wendy,) Kathleen (Howard ENROS) and Kristine (Jeff CHESLEA) and great-grandmother of Dylan and Cayln. Loving sister of Ralph TREBELL. Predeceased by her brother Clare TREBELL. Friends will be received at the Turner and Porter “Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2 p.m. on Saturday June 2nd for a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. Remembrances to the Simcoe - Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, 201 Georgian Drive Barrie, Ontario L4M 6M2 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers and Davidson Funerral Home, Stayner (705-428-2637)
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TRECROCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-06 published
SUHANIC, Rachel Belle Buchan (1969-2007)
We are saddened to announce the sudden death of our beloved Rachel. She died at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on November 4, 2007 with her family at her side. Rachel was predeceased by her loving father Michael SUHANIC. She leaves behind her mother, Margaret SUHANIC, sisters, Natalie TRECROCE and Alex INCE, brother-in-law, Scott INCE, nieces, Sophie and Danielle TRECROCE and Sarah INCE, nephew, Michael INCE, dear friend, Scott Weakley and her cat Indie. Rachel's wonderful sense of humour, love of life, her grace, beauty, quirkiness and unique sense of style will be missed by her many Friends and especially by her family. Rachel was an avid sailor, excellent amateur photographer and animal lover. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses in the intensive care and emergency units at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Saint Michael's Hospital who cared for her at the end of her life. Special thanks to the representatives from Trillium Gift of Life Foundation for their kindness and empathy. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street in Oakville. In memory of Rachel, donations to The Oakville and District Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to rachel.suhanic@wardfh.com

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TREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-11 published
SMEDMOR, Ethel Jessie, B.Phm
Retired Pharmacist employed at Peterborough Civic Hospital for 27 years. Lifelong member of Murray St. Baptist Church. Founding member of both Ontario and Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild. Died peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on August 10, 2007 in her 97th year. Ethel was the eldest child of Ethel Lona and Peter Hodge SMEDMOR of Peterborough. She is survived by sisters Della SMEDMOR and Joan TREEN (Harold deceased) of Peterborough and Norma BURGESS (Ronald) of Lakefield, and by brother Donald SMEDMOR (Elmere) of Peterborough. Predeceased by brothers Arnold, Grant and George SMEDMOR. Ethel has been a loving aunt and great-aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Monday, August 13, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Murray St. Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Little Lake Cemetery. Reception to be held at the Webb Hall at Murray St. Baptist Church. In memory of Ethel, donations to Murray St. Baptist Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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TREFFRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
ROHRER, Max R.
Suddenly at his residence in Woodstock Max R. ROHRER of Woodstock, formerly of Tillsonburg on Thursday, December 28, 2006 age 80 years. Beloved husband of the late Frances HEALY (1995.) Dear father of David ROHRER of London, William ROHRER of Ontario. Max was predeceased by his sisters Helen McCREADY, Marion TREFFRY, and a brother Edgar ROHRER. Max was a former employee of Canada Cement in Beachville for over 40 years until his retirement. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Thursday January 4, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. (only). Funeral services for Max will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Friday January 5, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Diabetic Association, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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TRELFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-09 published
WELSH, Dorothy Isabel (née WHITNEY)
Peacefully at Georgian Heights in Owen Sound on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. In her 79th year, Dorothy Isabel WELSH (née WHITNEY,) the beloved wife of the late Ken WELSH. Loving mother of Mary and her husband Roy TRELFORD, June WELSH and her husband Dennis ABRAM, Joanne and her husband Steve PEPE. Loving grandmother of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her two sisters Alma (Mrs. Robert IRVING) and Margaret (Mrs. Clayton THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) and by her three brothers Charles, Bill and Jack. 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. Scott SINCLAIR officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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TRELFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-28 published
GRANSDEN, Dorothy Harriet (FAWCETT)
Peacefully at Kelso Villa, Owen Sound, on Sunday August 26, 2007. The former Dorothy FAWCETT of Tara, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Jack D. GRANSDEN and loving mother of the late John A. GRANSDEN. Much loved mother of daughters Jill of London, Ontario and Mary Jo of Manchester, United Kingdom. She will be sadly missed by her brother Gordon of Tara and sister-in-law Doreen FAWCETT of Owen Sound. Dorothy was the devoted Grandmother of Scott, Tyson, Meghan and Melissa and will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews and their families and by her many Friends. Predeceased by her parents George and Annie FAWCETT, sisters Muriel (SCHWANDT,) Amy (TRELFORD) and brothers Elwood, Melville and Lawrence. Friends may call at Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Thursday August 30 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday August 31st at 11 a.m. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca

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TRELFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
CRUDGE, Patrick Leo
At London University Hospital on January 1, 2007 Patrick Leo CRUDGE in his 82nd year. 55 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, husband of Eileen of 34 years, twin brother to Patsy KNOWLES, father to Gary (Janice) CRUDGE, Ron (Terry) CRUDGE, Lori (Al) LAVIER, step-father to Lynn (Ian) VANBUREN, Gail (Doug) McINTYRE, Carl (Laurie) BIRCHALL. Predeceased by step-daughter Karen TRELFORD. Grandfather to Michelle Presley, Andrew, Shelly, step-grandpa to Arron, Haley, Cari and Kendra and 12 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to all the staff on the 2nd floor B21 Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital. At Pat's request there will be a private family service at Forest Lawn on Friday, January 5th, with no visitation. Contributions can be made to the Cancer and Lung Foundation. No flowers please.

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TREMBLAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-05 published
BARRETT, Reginald Alfred
At Central Park Lodge on Monday July 2nd, 2007 in his 89th year. Veteran of the Second World War, The Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Beloved husband of the late Gladys. Cherished father of Gloria HABART and her late husband Ron, Stephen (Joy) and Sheila TREMBLAY (Ron.) He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Richard (Amber), Andrew and Laurie TREMBLAY and Cindy BARRETT and Stacey Jean-Louis (Shawn) and great-grand_son Vincent. Also survived by his sisters Gertrude JONES (Murray) and Joan SMITH (the late George). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Wesboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Thursday July 5th, 2007 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday July 6th, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Legion Branch #480 Service at 7 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Saturday July 7th, 2007 at 11 a.m. followed by Cremation. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Prostate Cancer Research or a charity of your choice. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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TREMBLAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-25 published
McDONALD, Malcolm 'Max'
Suddenly, after a brief illness, at Saint Mary's Hospital on October 23, 2007. Beloved father of Daniel and Jennifer. Sadly missed by his sister Elizabeth (James) BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Kitchener. Dear friend of Cheryl BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Williamsford. Loving uncle for many nieces and nephews. Will be missed by his sister-in-laws Inez CRAWFORD, Ella MacLEOD and Lois (Guy) TREMBLAY and his aunt Ann (Bob) WRIGHTSON. Predeceased by his wife Gwenn, his parents Daniel and Florence and his siblings Allan and Colleen. Max was a good family man, who made Friends wherever he went. He'll be missed on the hunting trips with the “Buss-Boys“. The family will receive Friends and relatives on Friday October 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West, Kitchener 519-745-9495. Memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Saturday October 27 at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made at www.mem.com.

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TREMBLAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-11 published
RAHN, Frederick " Fred" Donald Andrew
Peacefully in his 95th year at Post Inn Village in Oakville. Loving husband of the late Audrey (née LIMPERT) and Dad to John (Nancy) of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Joel (Margaret) of Ottawa, Jay (Sharon HARRIS) of Toronto and Julie-Anne of Oakville. Fred was predeceased by his brothers Eric and Cecil and is survived by his brother Ken of Vancouver. He leaves grandchildren Elizabeth (Alan CHOW), Brian (Victoria) and Caroline (André TREMBLAY) and great-granddaughter Emma TREMBLAY as well as many nieces and nephews. Fred was raised in Kitchener and Tavistock, Ontario. Fred's career encompassed management positions in sales, marketing and human resources mainly in the wholesale fuel oil business from which he retired in 1976. An early member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakville, he was active in its development for almost fifty years including serving on its lay Board at the time the church's building on Spruce Avenue in Oakville was constructed. Fred was an avid curler with the Oakville Curling Club and, in later years, a keen lawn bowler with the Oakville Lawn Bowling Club. Fred was also an active amateur film maker. In his early retirement years, Fred took the Tourism and Travel course at Sheridan College and then organized overseas tours. Fred was also active in print and television modeling, including a number of assignments as Santa's representative as well as an 'extra' in film productions in the Toronto area. Fred particularly enjoyed working on the Milton Berle film 'Off Your Rocker'. A Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 12, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of Reynolds and Spruce Street, Oakville, with reception to follow at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221). Private interment at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Canadian Lutheran World Relief (www.clwr.org) would be much appreciated.

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TREMBLAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-26 published
Judge breathed creative life into the Charter
'His judgments reflected a belief that judges were, above all, independent, principled guardians of the Constitution'
By Kirk MAKIN, Justice Reporter, Page S10
Former chief justice Antonio LAMER - one of the longest-serving and most influential judges in Canadian history - died Saturday, several weeks after recurring heart trouble and failing health forced him into an Ottawa hospital.
Appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1980, Mr. LAMER, 74, spent his 20 years on the court consolidating his reputation as a renowned law reformer who was determined to breathe creative life into the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
When he retired in 2000 - after being chief justice for a decade - Mr. LAMER was more closely identified with the protection of the rights of the accused than any judge in the country.
"I think Canada should be very grateful for the fact that it had a criminal expert with his vision on the court at the time the Charter was enacted," Queen's University law professor Don STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said in an interview yesterday.
"He was not just an expert, but a very imaginative judge whose judgments made a significant contribution to the development of criminal law under the Charter."
Mr. Justice James MacPHERSON of the Ontario Court of Appeal said that Mr. LAMER had an enormous thirst for Charter interpretation and soon became the court's most prolific writer and influential thinker.
"He was a very energetic, intellectual and friendly man, and a terrific colleague who was always willing to shoulder extra work," said Judge MacPHERSON, who served as the Supreme Court's executive legal officer in the early 1980s.
A famed Montreal criminal lawyer who acted in numerous sensational trials, Mr. LAMER also served as chairman of the Law Reform Commission of Canada at its height in the late 1970s.
"He was a great civil libertarian," Criminal Lawyers Association president Frank ADDARIO said. "His judgments reflected a belief that judges were, above all, independent, principled guardians of the Constitution. He was unafraid to disappoint the government or the police. He made a great contribution to modernizing criminal law."
Mr. LAMER was one of a troika of judges in the mid-1980s who - alongside Chief Justice Brian Dickson and Madam Justice Bertha Wilson - came to be identified with a willingness to strike down legislation and reform controversial areas of law.
In particular, Mr. LAMER was instrumental in interpreting the moral culpability involved in certain crimes, the right to legal counsel and the right to be free of improper search and seizure.
However, his track record also transformed him into something of a judicial lightning rod when a conservative backlash against the Charter began to take root in the 1990s. Mr. LAMER was stung by criticisms from the right, and went so far at one point as to urge his fellow judges to strike back and defend their role.
"He has often been falsely tagged as being unremittingly pro-accused," Prof. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said yesterday. "A fair look at his record shows that he also not infrequently favoured the state's law-enforcement interests."
During his time as chief justice, the Supreme Court bench was staggered by illness and strong-minded individualists who frequently wrote their own concurring or dissenting reasons for judgment. Yet Mr. LAMER managed to forge a strong record for administrative efficiency. He was proud of having eliminated the court's backlog and issuing timely judgments.
Mr. LAMER worked at the law firm Stikeman Elliott until shortly before his death. Last year, he produced a major inquiry report on three wrongful murder convictions in Newfoundland.
He was also an independent commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment, the national code-breaking agency.
Antonio LAMER was born in Montreal on July 8, 1933, and died in Ottawa on November 24, 2007, of a cardiac illness. He was 74. He leaves his wife, Danièle TREMBLAY, son Stéphane and stepchildren Jean-Frédéric and Mélanie.
Some of the key rulings in which Mr. LAMER authored the majority decision
R v. Collins The decision set important legal tests for the exclusion of evidence illegally obtained by police.
R v. Swain The court struck down the automatic detention of those acquitted of crimes on grounds of insanity.
R v. Smith The ruling struck down a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years for those convicted of importing marijuana.
Reference re. S. 94(2) of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act The court said that when looking for violations of the right to life, liberty and security of the person, judges could look beyond the fairness of mere procedures and decide whether the actual substance of a law was fair.
R v. Vaillancourt A constructive murder provision was struck down because the accused man - whose accomplice in a robbery had killed a bystander - did not have the requisite "guilty mind" to be found guilty of murder.
R v. Bartle One of several cases where he played a central role in carving out a broad right to legal counsel.
R v. O'Connor The defence was given a right to see records involving what a sexual-assault complainant told her therapist.
Delgamuukw The court had previously viewed aboriginal rights as frozen based on their status when Europeans arrived in Canada. It granted broad rights to aboriginal title on disputed lands.

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TREMBLAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-27 published
LAMER, Right Honourable Antonio, P.C., C.C., C.D. (1933-2007)
Former Chief Justice of Canada passed away peacefully at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, on November 24th, at age 74. son of Antonio LAMER, Q.C. and Florence STOREY, he will be sadly missed by his loving wife Danièle TREMBLAY- LAMER, his son Stéphane (Yvonne MARINGO,) step-daughter Mélanie BÉRARD (Guillermo RODRIGUEZ,) step-son Jean-Frédéric BÉRARD (Geneviève BOURBONNAIS,) grandchildren Catherine, Stéphanie, Anthony, Laurence, Alexandre and Emmanuel, his parents-in-law Marcellin and Laurette TREMBLAY, his sisters-in-law Louise and Ghislaine, his brothers-in-law Michel and André, as well as many Friends. Born in Montreal, he was educated at Collège de Saint-Laurent and University of Montreal (LL.L.), called to the Bar of Quebec in 1957, practiced law, particularly with Mr. Philip Cutler and Mr. Jacques Bellemare, Q.C., was Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal, and Lecturer in criminology, founder of the Defence Attorneys' Association of Quebec, National Chairman of the Criminal Justice Section of the Canadian Bar Association, appointed to the Superior Court, December 19, 1969, elected Chairman of the Quebec Society of Criminology and member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation in June 1974, appointed Vice-Chairman of the Canadian Law Reform Commission in 1971 and Chairman thereof in April 1976, appointed to the Quebec Court of Appeal, March 17, 1978 and to the Supreme Court of Canada, March 28, 1980, appointed Chief Justice of Canada, July 1, 1990, was Chairman of the Canadian Judicial Council, Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Order of Canada, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute, Member of the Privy Council of Canada, Honorary Bencher, Lincoln's Inn, London, 1990, received the Order of Merit, University of Montreal, 1991, was Knight of Justice, Order of Saint_John, 1993, Honorary Colonel of the Governor General's Foot Guards and was made Companion of the Order of Canada in 2001. His remains will lie in repose at the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday, November 28th from 2: 30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Those who wish to bid him farewell and offer their condolences may do so on this occasion or at the Centre funéraire Côte-des-Neiges, in Montreal (4525, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges), on Thursday, November 29th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday, November 30th from 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday November 30th at 1 p.m. at the Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral in Montreal. Donations to either the Canadian Heart Foundation or the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa (613) 233-1143. Condolences/donations/tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca.

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TREMBLAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-27 published
PERREAULT, Jean-Claude
On November 24, 2007, Jean-Claude PERREAULT of Edmonton passed away at the age of 78 years. Jean-Claude is survived by his wife of 58 years, Odette; his children Jacinthe PERREAULT, Lise (Marcel) TREMBLAY, Gilles (Dawn), Jacques, François (Micheline), Madeleine (Douglas) ABBOTT, Andre (Angi); his daughter-in-law Lynn JESSIMAN- PERREAULT and 24 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his eldest son Michel. A Mass of Resurrection will take place Wednesday, November 28th at 4: 00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, 8410-89 Street. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Station 29 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. In lieu of flowers, Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 10985-124 Street, Edmonton, T5M 0H9. To send condolences: www.connelly-mckinley.com
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TREMBLAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-28 published
GALBRAITH, Clarretta " Tom"
Clarretta 101, died customary Harmony on Friday, 'Tom' GALBRAITH, quietly, and with her grace and dignity, at Homes in Red Deer November 23. The youngest of three sisters, Clarretta was born in Lion's Head, Ontario, on May 2, 1906, and raised in Regina and Edmonton. She graduated from the Royal Alexandra Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1929, working first as a public health nurse with the Travelling Clinic in Northern Alberta and later at the Olds Agricultural College. She moved to the Red Deer Health Unit in 1933 before winning a scholarship to the University of Toronto where she received a Diploma in Public Health in 1935. Returning to the Red Deer Health Unit, she married Philip GALBRAITH, the Publisher of the Red Deer Advocate, in 1936 and lived the rest of her wonderfully full and happy life in Red Deer. She and Philip were two peas in a pod, blessed with a wide circle of Friends in Canada and overseas. They entertained with panache and travelled widely to Europe, the U.S., Asia and the Middle East. On her travels she wrote a column for the Advocate, as did her husband, who was amused that she got more fan mail than he did. She continued to travel after his death in 1970. Known for her charm, taste and warmth, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a gracious hostess and a keen observer with a great sense of humour. For six decades she welcomed a constant stream of visitors and family to her home. She is survived by her daughter Mary LAUGHREN (Grant) of Calgary and son Michael GALBRAITH (María INÉS) of Singapore; and grandchildren Jessica LAUGHREN (François TREMBLAY) of Sugarland, Texas, Olivia LAUGHREN of Edmonton, Veronica GALBRAITH of Hong Kong, and Andrew GALBRAITH of Shanghai. A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, at the Eventide Funeral Chapel in Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Interment Providers: Eventide Funeral Chapels 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222.

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TRENHOLM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-05 published
TRENHOLM, Ruth Marguerite (née MANNING)
Passed away on June 28, 2007 surrounded by her loving children. Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia she was a daughter of the late Wylie and Nell MANNING. A proud alumna of Acadia University she held the position of life secretary for her class of 1940. A resident of The Town of Mount Royal, Montreal for fifty-six years, she was very active at Mount Royal United Church, and Mount Royal Curling Club. Recently she relocated her residence to Oakville, Ontario. Ruth is survived by her sister Joyce BROOKS; her children, Linda BOSTON (David) Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Ted (Gail) Oakville, Ontario, Anne (Clemente) Montreal, Karen LINKER (Steve) Toronto, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William, daughter Joyce and brother Ralph MANNING. Ruth loved life. Her passion for family, community, church and Friends never wavered throughout her 88 years and her love for her hometown kept her returning to the shores of Tidnish beach every summer. A memorial service/celebration of her life will be held in her honor in Nova Scotia on August 11, 2007 at the Lorneville United Church at 1: 30 p.m. She will be missed and remembered by her family as a caring, compassionate and loving mother and grandmother. Forever in our hearts. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Email condolences may be sent through www.koprivataylor.com

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TRESEMER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-06-20 published
Richard COE NINDE
Richard COE NINDE, dearly beloved, died June 14th, 2007, in residence at Kendal at Oberlin surrounded by family and Friends.
Born March 17, 1917 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was the third son of Daniel and Margaret COE NINDE. Richard graduated from Andover in 1935, Harvard in 1939, and Harvard Business School in 1941. He served in the USA Navy as a second Lieutenant during WW2. Subsequently he worked for many years at Marble Cliff Quarries in Columbus, Ohio, serving first as Foreman and later as President. Richard married Nanciann KAUFMAN NINDE in 1943. They enjoyed 63 years together before her death September 16, 2006. Most of their married life they lived in Columbus, Ohio. They built a cottage in the Bay of Islands, Ontario, Canada in 1958 and it provided them with many years of pleasure and wood-splitting opportunities. While in Columbus, Richard served on several boards including Rocky Fork Hunt and Country Club, Children's Hospital, the YMCA, and United Way. Avid philanthropists, he and Nancy were strong supporters of The Columbus Foundation and established The Ninde Scholars in Oberlin Ohio, to support local students to receive a college education. He is survived by his daughter, Susan NINDE LANIER of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Whitefish Falls, ON, Canada, and her children, Sarah LINDLEY JEFFERSON and Emma WARD TRESEMER, his son, Michael COE NINDE of Columbus, Ohio, his nieces, Peg PURCELL, Jane NINDE and Mary Margaret JACQUES, and his companion, Eleanor WOOLMAN DEVEREAUX of Oberlin, Ohio. He was predeceased by his brothers, David and Daniel NINDE of Durham, NH. A gathering for family and Friends will be Saturday, June 30, from 3: 00 pm until a 5: 00 pm service celebrating his life in the private dining room of Kendal at Oberlin. Richard and Nancy will be buried in Durham Cemetery, Durham, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to The Ninde Scholars c/o The Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County, 1865 North Ridge Road East, Lorain, Ohio 44052. Arrangements by Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service Elyria, Ohio.

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TRETHEWEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-24 published
Many saw TRETHEWEY as 'a member of the family'
By Vera OVANIN, Sun Media, Sun., June 24, 2007
While John TRETHEWEY was talking on his radio show about the tragic death in Saint Thomas of Jumbo the elephant, a colleague in the studio waved his shirt sleeve about like an elephant trunk, trying to get TRETHEWEY to laugh on air.
The unflappable pro didn't even chuckle.
"My father didn't skip a beat. He never lost his composure. It's a testament of his professionalism," said his youngest daughter, Nora TRETHEWEY.
TRETHEWEY died May 11 of congestive heart failure with his family at his side at University Hospital in London.
He was 83.
The broadcaster left university before getting his journalism degree to accept a job at CFPL Radio in London as a staff announcer.
"He actually had to audition for Walter Blackburn (then-owner of CFPL and The London Free Press) and then make sense of the text," said TRETHEWEY's older daughter, Margaret TRETHEWEY.
TRETHEWEY married his Stratford high school sweetheart, Jacqueline HIDER, in 1947. They had three daughters -- Margaret, Elizabeth and Nora.
They later moved to Montreal, where TRETHEWEY joined Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio and launched his daily morning classical music program, Concert Time.
He went on to host the show for 18 years.
"We received e-mails from his listeners saying he was like a member of their family. Dad was in their home Monday to Friday every morning at breakfast," Nora TRETHEWEY said.
In 1977, TRETHEWEY moved to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Canada International, where he kept listeners around the world up-to-date with the latest national and international news.
Though he lived in Quebec for more than 30 years, he and Jacqueline visited Southwestern Ontario every summer.
"Listeners often commented after meeting my dad in person that he sounded taller on the radio," Nora TRETHEWEY said.
"He was five-foot-10 but he had such a deep resonant voice that it sounded like it came from his toes."
When he retired in 1986, TRETHEWEY and his wife moved back to London.
But TRETHEWEY's love of broadcasting didn't end with retirement.
When visiting daughter Elizabeth in Phoenix, Arizona., he would get behind the microphone with her and together they would read the daily news on the Radio Reading Service for the Blind.
Back in London, TRETHEWEY volunteered with the Kiwanis Music Festival, which has established a scholarship in his name.
"My dad told me that during the Cold War, he and one of his colleagues at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had been thoroughly investigated by the government and were deemed two people that would continue broadcasting in case of the nuclear holocaust," Nora TRETHEWEY said.
"As a kid, I thought it was kind of neat that my dad was kind of a secret spy."

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TRETHEWEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-14 published
WATSON, Robert " Bob" Henry, B.A., LL.B., Q.C.
In his 82nd year, passed away peacefully on August 13th, 2007 at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of fifty-five years to Islay (née PATTERSON) and loving father of Ann WATSON (Malcolm LAWRIE), Rosie WATSON (Bruce GANDOSSI) and Ian WATSON (Sabrina FRITTENBURG.) Devoted and proud grandfather of Kate, Ian and Tara TRETHEWEY, Sarah LAWRIE and Robbie WATSON. Born to Mel and Ella WATSON in Peel County on the family fruit farm at Dixie Road and the Queen Elizabeth Way, he and his two brothers Ross (deceased) and Sidney (killed in action World War 2) were the fifth generation to farm in the then Township of Toronto. He attended Port Credit High School, Albert College in Belleville and thereafter Osgoode Hall Law School. After graduating in 1954, Bob practised law first in Port Credit for 32 years with the firm last known as Jackson, Watson, Gillespie and Lane, and thereafter for 5 years as Senior Counsel with Keyser, Mason, Ball and Lewis. He was appointed a Q.C. in 1967 and is a past president of the Peel Law Association. Bob was actively involved in the Rotary Clubs of Cooksville and Mississauga and became District Governor of Rotary International 707 in 1973-74. After his retirement in 1991 to both Milton and Collingwood, he continued to be active in Probus. He was awarded the Rotary Foundation Award for Meritorious Service and was made a Paul Harris Fellow. Bob was also a long time member of the Bethesda and Cooksville United Churches and was a chairman of the Halton Peel United Extension Council. At the time of his death he was a member of the Collingwood First Presbyterian Church. Bob was a past director of the Peel United Way, and a past member of the Board of Governors of the Mississauga Symphony. Bob enjoyed many activities. He was a member of the Port Credit Yacht Club, Muskoka Lakes Association, where his family had a cottage on an island in Lake Muskoka for many years, Craigleith Ski Club, as well as the Mississaugua, Trafalgar, Blue Mountain and Plantation (Florida) Golf and Country Clubs. He is a past president of the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club and was a founder and past president of the Trafalgar Golf and Country Club in Milton. He enjoyed golf, bridge, boating, skiing, photography, genealogy and spending time on his computer. He was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. Bob's cup was always half full and he died peacefully with a strong faith. There was never a man so much loved by his family and Friends. Ann and Ian would like to thank their mother and sister Rosie for the homecare that they provided to him in the last days of his life. His many Friends are invited to attend a memorial celebration of his life at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple Street, Collingwood, on Thursday, August 16th, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m., reception to follow at Craigleith Ski Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital would be appreciated by the family. The family invites Friends and family to sign the online guestbook by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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TRETHEWEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-21 published
TRETHEWEY, Edgar Alan
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Alan TRETHEWEY on Aug 10, 2007 at MSA Hospital having suffered a stroke. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Vivian, and 5 sons, Brig (Nini), Bruce (Barbara), Will, Regan (Yoli), Derek and 13 grandchildren who affectionately called him 'Baba'. He also leaves his Brothers Richard and J.O. and sister Phyllis. Alan TRETHEWEY was a great visionary, known throughout British Columbia for his pioneering spirit, and endless philanthropy to many causes. Alan started his business career in the logging camp in Harrison Lake where his motto 'Go ahead or go home' kept things moving at a frantic pace. His visionary spirit kept him expanding operations and interests, accumulating a business empire including, Forestr y, Sawmilling, Shingles, Plywood, Construction, Power line, Oil, Mining, Leasing and Ranching. He was always thankful to his staff that he worked with during his career. He lived a long and exciting life with many close calls, several times rescued by his 'angel', both while working and as a pilot flying between camps and various fishing and hunting expeditions. Alan's philanthropic efforts had a strong sense of community and history and supported not only his own, but those he worked with. A founding member of the Abbotsford Foundation, and Trethewey House museum, he contributed substantially to many worthy causes and has been recognized by the InSHUCK-ch Nation, Abbotsford Indo Canadian business association, various communities, and others. There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony at Vicarro Ranch (35220 Cassiar Ave. Abbotsford) on Sunday 26 Aug 2007 at 2 p.m. Family and Friends are most welcome. Donations in his honor to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation would be greatly appreciated. This Foundation is supporting the new hospital, which will be opening in 2008, incorporating a progressive cancer care and research facility. Address: 2179 McCallum Road, Abbotsford. British Columbia, V2S 3P1 (tel: 604-814-5195)

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TRETHEWEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-15 published
TRETHEWEY, John Hilliard (1941-2007)
Portrait by Wendy TRETHEWEY, 1962
Retired Infantry Major (The Canadian Guards, and after 1970, The Royal Canadian Regiment). While vacationing with his cherished wife Judit in Budapest, Hungary, John died peacefully in his sleep on December 8th, the result of a heart attack. Following school in Toronto (Whitney Public and North Toronto Collegiate) and a Junior Forest Ranger job, John hitchhiked across Canada. He joined the Officers Training Corps in 1958 at U of T. He chose Infantry (he liked the red beret) for his summer training at camps Borden and Petawawa. After attending Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph and Mount Allison in Sackville, New Brunswick (History/English), John joined the regular army in 1962 as a Lieutenant. He served in Petawawa, Gagetown, Germany, Norway, Cyprus, Montreal (FLQ), Australia (Staff College, Queenscliff and the Jungle Training Centre, Canungra), London, Ontario, Meaford, Suffield, Royal Military College Kingston (honourary member of Class of '80), Halifax, Aldershot, and Ottawa. John was a varsity swimmer and water polo player. He enjoyed canoeing, chess, poker, casino roulette, traveling to World War 1 battlefields and history. He was a spectacular father, grandfather and husband who cherished his Friends. Beloved husband of Judit (née CSONTOS,) son of Hilliard and Dell, loving father of Philip (Megan), Colin (Cyndi), Steve (Sarah). Fondly remembered by his first wife Wendy (née FINCH- NOYES, Phil and Col's Mum). Devoted Poppa to Carolina, Dear brother of Margaret LEWLESS, Uncle to David SLATTER. Saturday, January 12th @ 1100hrs - Celebration of Life service open to all held in Ottawa at Beechwood Cemetery in the new National Memorial Centre (280 Beechwood Ave). In lieu of flowers. Feel free to follow John's example by donating clothes, money and/or your time to the Ottawa mission: www.ottawamission.com

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TREUBEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-01 published
GROSS, Kurt
Peacefully, although unexpectedly, while on a visit in Pfullendorf, Germany on Saturday October 6, 2007 at age 76. Beloved husband of the late Brigitte (1989). He will be greatly missed by his daughters Christina, Isabel, and Andrea, his son-in-law David SELKIRK, and his grandchildren Kathleen and Owen SELKIRK. Dear brother of Rolf and his wife Ingrid, and loving companion of Margot AMMANN- TREUBEL. Kurt fostered education and trades training in numerous parts of the world with Canadian International Development Agency and the United Nations International Labor Organization for many years, as well as a teacher in Scarborough. Kurt will be remembered as a devoted friend who enjoyed storytelling, good conversation, travel, and classical music. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, November 3 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the St. James' Cemetery, 635 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1R1 (at Wellesley and Parliament). If desired, flowers sent to the Saint_James' Cemetery for Friday afternoon or preferably Saturday morning. A donation, in lieu of flowers, to United Nations Children's Fund to reflect Kurt's international service is also appreciated.

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TREVELYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
TREVELYAN, Beatrice E. "BET" (née TOLHURST)
Passed away September 16th, 2007 after a lengthy battle with numerous health problems, surrounded by family and new-found Friends at the Village of Erin Meadows in Mississauga.
BET was somewhat of a renaissance woman, striving and achieving honours grades at Oakwood Collegiate with an eye towards University when others around her looked towards the more traditional women's roles of the time. Her plans were thwarted by the onset of the Second World War.
Her path altered when she married the love of her life, Thomas, in 1942 and the same zest she showed for learning manifested in her life partnership and role of wife and mother.
An accomplished seamstress, she was also an accomplished home business woman, long before the concept became common. Her proudest moment was when one of her wedding gowns made the society pages of The Toronto Star.
Besides family and Friends, and formal or impromptu gatherings one of her favorite pastimes was to go ballroom dancing with Tom. So fleet of foot were they that many times they would clear the dance floor as others watched in awe.
Life threw many curveballs at BET during her lifetime; but being tough and feisty, she always managed to see her way, and the family's, through the challenges.
A serious car accident in 1992, and complications from her injuries, started the lengthy decline for BET which contributed to many of her health problems in the final years. She still managed to persevere until the greatest shock of her life the death of her beloved Tom in 2003; it was the one ordeal that she never recovered from.
BET is survived by daughter Judie and husband Jan, son James and spouse Elaine, granddaughter Kristen (James) and fiancé Derek, and adopted grand_son Kyle (Elaine). A private ceremony was held at the Oakview Funeral Home in Oakville on Wednesday September 26, 2007. Expression of sympathy in memoriam to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. After a four year interruption she rejoins her late husband of more than 61 years.
At last, BET and Tom, are together again, dancing the night away!

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TREVISAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
Kitchener man killed in hit and run
By Matthew TREVISAN, Page A12
A Kitchener, Ontario, father of three was visiting his family in Richmond Hill when he became the second pedestrian in eight months to be struck and killed on a stretch of North Lake Road, near Lake Wilcox.
Sam PHAM had returned to his son and daughter's house after dining with the family of his son's girlfriend around 9: 15 p.m. Tuesday. The diabetic 70-year-old, who walked twice daily to stay in good health, decided to go for an evening stroll, his daughter Vananh PHAM said yesterday.
At about 10: 30, her father was walking on the sidewalk of North Lake Road, west of Everglades Court, when a speeding westbound vehicle struck him and sped away. He was taken to York Central Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
York Regional Police set up a command post yesterday on North Lake Road and had several officers searching for the hit-and-run driver's maroon- or burgundy-coloured sport utility vehicle or pick-up truck.
Mr. PHAM would often visit his son and daughter and had been living with them for the past two weeks. He wanted to spend more time with his family as he grew older, his daughter said. He would take his only grand_son, Christian - his daughter's seven-year-old son - to McDonald's and pick him up after school. It was not uncommon for Mr. PHAM to take long walks, his daughter said, but when he hadn't returned after two hours, the family started to worry.
Mr. PHAM's ex-wife Vadun DAO - who lives with her daughter and son - called his cellphone. A police officer answered and told her to get to the hospital immediately.
"We thought it was just a minor accident," Mr. PHAM's daughter said, her voice quavering. "We never thought that this was a major thing."
Last November, Terri CALLAWAY was jogging on the same stretch of North Lake Road between Yonge Street and Wood Rim Drive when she was struck and killed. A man has been charged with drunk driving causing death.
After the mother of four's death, Richmond Hill Town Council commissioned a safety study of the road, which bends to the right where the accidents happened. The report will be released when council reconvenes in September.

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TREVISAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
Father hailed as hero for sacrifice on Lake Superior
By Ian BAILEY and Matthew TREVISAN, Page A6
Vancouver, Toronto -- Kenny LIM wasn't a strong swimmer, but he was a strong father.
That devotion to his children prompted him to try to save his son, Dexter, when they found themselves in trouble while swimming in Lake Superior. The 10-year-old survived, but the effort cost his 47-year-old father his life.
Cynthia LIM, Mr. LIM's wife of 15 years, conceded yesterday that her husband wasn't much of a swimmer.
"He swam a little bit in pools, but only if he could see the bottom," Mrs. LIM said after a memorial service yesterday that drew an overflow crowd to the family's Baptist church in their central Vancouver neighbourhood.
She wasn't surprised by his final act. "He never would have hesitated. That wouldn't have been in him."
Her brother, David WRIGHT, agreed, standing outside in the sunshine after the emotional memorial service where tears over Mr. LIM's passing mingled easily with laughter over Mr. LIM's endearing quirks.
"It's a horrible situation to be in," Mr. WRIGHT said, pondering the dilemma his brother-in-law faced in his final moments. "But it does show what Kenny was like. The core of Kenny's character was that love he has for other people. That's something that won't be forgotten."
Mr. LIM, a graphic artist at CTV in Vancouver for the past 10 years, was coming home from Ontario after a four-week vacation that took his wife and three children across Canada to visit family in Toronto. In addition to Dexter, there are two daughters, Malika, 14, and six-year-old Akita.
At about 2 p.m. on July 21, he was swimming in Lake Superior with Dexter near where MacLean's Creek flows into the lake, Ontario Provincial Police said.
The family was staying at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park - about 25 kilometres west of Terrace Bay in northwestern Ontario - and were swimming after a week of heavy rainfall, said Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police Staff Sergeant Brent ANDERSON.
"There was some heavy runoff coming out of the creek and the current being what it was, I think Mr. LIM got out there and got into that current," he said.
Staff Sgt. ANDERSON said conflicting witness statements made it unclear what happened next: Either Dexter started having difficulty swimming and Mr. LIM swam to his son's side, or they both had trouble swimming.
"They were out there together and, at some point, it became evident the father was struggling to swim and, at that point, the son was certainly trying to help the father," Staff Sgt. ANDERSON said.
A nearby camper came to their aid, and the camper and Dexter made it safely to shore. Mr. LIM, however, slipped beneath the surface.
About 90 minutes later, a boater who had volunteered to search the lake with an Ontario Provincial Police officer found Mr. LIM in water 3½ metres deep, about nine metres away from where he was last spotted. An autopsy report later confirmed he drowned.
Aspects of the situation may have been unclear to police, but Mr. LIM's Friends and family yesterday saw things with clarity. He was a hero.
"No one wants to see anyone leave this earth," Jim Leung, a CTV camera operator in Vancouver, said after the service. "But what a way to do it, as a hero."
The pair had worked together for a decade. Mr. Leung last saw Mr. LIM the day before he left on his vacation.
Mr. LIM was always cheerful - "I got a really good vibe from him" - but seemed in especially good spirits before that break.
"He was so looking forward to getting away. It was one of his first vacations for a very, very long time and I knew he needed it. You know: pressures at work as anyone's life has. I was so happy for him to take a breath and to be happy with his family."
There was little, if any, reference during the service yesterday to exactly how Mr. LIM died.
Mourners instead laughed and wept through vivid recollections of how Mr. LIM lived, touching on his devotion to his family, his Friends, his colleagues and his Christian faith. There was talk of his technical wizardry, his intense ability to focus, and his dedicated service as a Cub Scout leader.
Mr. WRIGHT chuckled at how his brother-in-law taught himself to play guitar over the past five years. They struggled together.
"We would get together and try and strum some songs, but we couldn't keep the rhythm. That was a funny time. But he kept up with it. He would look [things] up on the Internet, look things up all the time."
Mr. LIM had always loved music. "He was too busy with life to [learn guitar], and he thought he would never do it, then he saw his younger brother-in-law picking it up, and he thought, 'What am I waiting for?' "
Speaking an hour earlier to the gathered mourners, Mr. WRIGHT said Mr. LIM's death was a shock and a tragedy. "He had so much living left to do."
Asked how the family was doing, Mrs. LIM said, "It's tough," but added that their faith is strong and their church has offered "awesome" support.
Mrs. LIM doubted her husband was afraid at the end.
"He loved his son so much he would have done anything. It didn't matter. He wouldn't have thought. He would just immediately have gone."

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TREVISAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-13 published
Tourist dies after attack by panhandlers
By Matthew TREVISAN, Page A1
A tourist to Toronto succumbed to his injuries on the weekend after being attacked by an enraged gang of panhandlers in a downtown neighbourhood.
Four panhandlers already facing several assault charges will likely see those charges upgraded after Ross HAMMOND, of St. Catharines, died of his injuries Saturday, police say.
Councillor Michael THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said yesterday that panhandling in Toronto is "essentially out of control."
It has now come to a point, he said, where an innocent person has died.
"I'm saddened obviously to hear that it's come to this," said Mr. Thompson (Ward 37, Scarborough Centre), who was attacked by a panhandler in Nathan Phillips Square in April, 2006.
"It's not unexpected. I think it will happen again if nothing is done."
The city is in the midst of a pilot project to study aggressive panhandling. However, the project doesn't cover the area near Trinity Bellwoods Park, where Mr. HAMMOND was stabbed.
Mr. HAMMOND reportedly underwent several operations before dying early Saturday morning after receiving multiple stab wounds during an altercation at about 12: 30 a.m. Thursday.
Toronto police said Mr. HAMMOND and a friend were walking west on Queen Street West toward Niagara Street when two men and two women in their early 20s approached them and asked for money.
They refused, and a verbal confrontation quickly turned into a physical melee. Mr. HAMMOND, 32, was stabbed in the chest and back, and some of the accused also received minor stab wounds.
One witness said he saw one person sprinting across Queen Street with a knife in his hand. He reportedly attempted to get away by jumping onto a moving taxi, which was left bloodied, in full view of two streetcars.
Reached yesterday at the couple's home in St. Catharines, Mr. HAMMOND's widow, Kara, said any family statement will be made through Toronto police.
"This is not a good time," she said.
Sergeant Tim BURROWS said he didn't expect the incident to affect how visitors view the city with respect to panhandlers.
"I would say 99 per cent of our panhandlers, though some could get aggressive in asking for money… know their place and what they're doing, and don't affect the majority of the public."
However, at Mayor David Miller's executive committee meeting in late May, restaurateurs said panhandlers routinely steal beer, food and tips from sidewalk patios. A downtown Tim Hortons owner told the committee she was left bleeding after she was slapped in the face by a "panhandler" she asked to leave her doughnut shop.
A two-month city pilot project in which city workers work with people panhandling between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the area from Spadina Avenue to Jarvis Street, and from Yorkville Avenue to Queens Quay, concludes on September 30. A report to the executive committee is due in 2008.
When approached by panhandlers, the public shouldn't make eye contact and continue walking past them, Sgt. BURROWS said.
The four accused of no fixed address appeared in court Friday, but could be facing murder charges this week, police said.
On Friday, Sarah McDERMIT, 22, was charged with aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, assaulting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer. Jeremy WOOLLEY, 21, was charged with aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and obstructing a peace officer. Nicole KISH, 21, was charged with aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm, and Douglas FRESH, 22, was charged with aggravated assault.

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TREVISAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-22 published
A fitting farewell to Canadian Opera Company's BRADSHAW
By Matthew TREVISAN, Page A10
It was Richard James BRADSHAW's last standing ovation. As his hearse and family drove away from Saint_James Cathedral in Toronto yesterday, hundreds of mourners - and passersby across the street - began to applaud the Canadian Opera Company's general director one last time.
It was a fitting, final thank you to the man who conducted more than 60 operas during his tenure with the Canadian Opera Company, including a complete production of Wagner's Ring Cycle in 2006, a Canadian first, and brought the company a new opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
"I think his loss is terrible because it's a personal loss to all of us who knew him, and knew his work and the quality of his work," said former governor-general Adrienne Clarkson, after attending Mr. BRADSHAW's funeral yesterday.
"But on the other hand, I think he built something. And it's not just bricks and mortar, which he built in the opera house, but he built something showing us we could be as wonderful as we could when we tried. And I think he got us into a state where we understood that about ourselves."
Mr. BRADSHAW died suddenly of a heart attack on August 15. He was 63.
About 1,500 people - among them Ontario Lieutenant-Governor James Bartleman, former Ontario premier Bob Rae and journalist Barbara Amiel - attended his funeral, filling Saint_James beyond capacity. People who couldn't squeeze inside the church sat outside on folding chairs on a cool, grey day, and listened to the traditional Anglican requiem mass through speakers.
Mr. BRADSHAW was officially the musician-in-residence at Saint_James, but was also a weekly member of the congregation and musical adviser to the Very Reverend Douglas STOUTE, dean of Toronto and the cathedral's rector.
"Richard BRADSHAW did not want a eulogy," Mr. STOUTE told mourners during the homily. "Richard BRADSHAW would have abhorred a eulogy."
Mr. STOUTE said Mr. BRADSHAW would have wanted to celebrate "the profound opportunity" to reflect on the themes of his Christian faith, which was "often triggered in the first place by live music, whether by opera, symphony or something small and insignificant."
Born in England, Mr. BRADSHAW was hired as the Canadian Opera Company's chief conductor and head of music in 1989. He was promoted to artistic director in 1994 and named general director in 1998, becoming the first musician to lead the Canadian Opera Company since Ettore Mazzoleni in the 1950s.
At a later date, the Canadian Opera Company will host a public memorial to honour Mr. BRADSHAW.
Mr. BRADSHAW's body was cremated at a private ceremony after his funeral and his ashes are to be buried today at Saint_James Cemetery at Bloor and Parliament streets.

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TREVISAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
WRIGHT, Sheila (née SHIELS) (September 15 1921-September 26 2007)
'Hitch your wagon to a star' Peacefully, with her four daughters by her side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre at the age of 86. Dearest mother of Anne WRIGHT- HOWARD (Mark STAROWICZ), Kathleen FREEMAN (Dennis), Hillary WRIGHT (Tita TREVISAN), and Elizabeth MUNSON (Neil). Loving Granny to Caitlin and Madeleine STAROWICZ, Matthew, Allison and Julia FREEMAN, Nicolas TREVISAN, and Lara MUNSON. Dearly missed by devoted caregiver and friend Amy OSICOS. Predeceased by beloved sister Annie SHIELS and brothers Andrew and Edward. Lovingly remembered by her large family in England and Ireland, especially her brothers Humphrey and Patrick SHIELDS (Brigid), sisters Brigid (Derrick LOCKE), Eileen, Chrissie (John PATER,) and dear cousin Sheila (Barney MAILEY.) Sheila was born at the family home of Ballyhernan in Donegal, Ireland. She married William WRIGHT in Salisbury, England in 1947. They immigrated to Toronto with four young daughters in 1956. Sheila was a successful real estate agent in Toronto's west end for over twenty years. She will be remembered for her strength, quick wit, and deep love of family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations to Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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TREVISAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-16 published
Calm, deliberate Toronto fire captain won citation for rescue operations
Amid the noise and chaos of battling a blaze, his was the steady voice other firefighters heard through the black and blinding smoke. In the end, his career likely cost him his life
By Matthew TREVISAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
By the time they found the woman unconscious on a couch, the apartment fire had already ventilated itself, shooting flames out a back room and into the summer night. Firefighter John CHAPPELLE calmly scooped her into his arms and carried her out of the building. For the captain of Toronto Fire Station 443, it was just another day on the job.
For 27 years, he attended fires, medical emergencies and hazardous-material accidents in the same evenhanded and methodical manner. Above the cacophony of fire alarms and smashing glass, his was always the steady voice other firefighters heard while crawling on their hands and knees through black, blinding smoke.
"Some people's voices would have been up two or three octaves," said John Getty, who joined Mr. CHAPPELLE's platoon in 2000. "His never did. His never went up and never went down… He wasn't upset, he wasn't frustrated. He was just doing what we do."
Like the time in September, 2003, when he directed the rescue of a truck driver on Highway 27 in the Toronto area. The driver had been at the wheel of a 16-metre trailer truck when a car ahead of him spun in slippery conditions. He swerved to avoid the smaller vehicle and crashed over a concrete wall. The truck plunged 20 metres onto railway tracks north of Pearson International Airport, trapping the driver in the crumpled wreckage.
Victim Survived
Mr. CHAPPELLE and his crew were in one of several emergency vehicles called to extricate the man. Using a rope line, they ferried equipment from the highway down to the wreck. The smell of diesel fuel filled the air as they trudged though thick mud, dense shrub and broken glass, yet he and his squad never wavered. The man survived, and Mr. CHAPPELLE's platoon later received a citation from the Toronto Fire Services.
John CHAPPELLE grew up in Toronto on Balliol Street, near the Davisville subway station. His father, Art, worked for the Ontario government designing the layout of many provincial parks, including Sibbald Point near Jackson's Point on the shores of Lake Simcoe. His mother Alice (NELSON) stayed home to look after John, the oldest, his sister Diane and his brother Ken.
"All of his life, he was a protector," said his sister, Diane TAHMIZIAN. " Right from the start, I remember I was in kindergarten and there were always bullies in the neighbourhood. He always made sure I wasn't bothered."
With only two years separating them, Mr. CHAPPELLE and his sister shared childhood summers at a cottage in the Bobcaygeon area, northeast of the city, where they canoed and launched bullfrogs into the water with their paddles. They stayed up late reading comics and, when they were old enough, went to the Canadian National Exhibition.
Mr. CHAPPELLE attended Northern Secondary School on Mount Pleasant Road, where he played football, rugby and basketball while nursing a passion for the arts. He played bass guitar, acted in a school musical and sang in the choir. For pocket money, he moonlighted as a disc jockey.
"At the end of Grade 9, I wanted to try out for cheerleading for Grade 10. And the only thing that was holding me back was I just couldn't nail a cartwheel," Diane said. "And so John was asking me, 'What's the problem? Why are you so upset about the tryouts? You'll do great. You'll be fine. I'm sure you're going to make the team.' "
With that, her brother the jock cartwheeled gracefully in front of her. Over the next few weeks, he continued to motivate her and, sure enough, she made the team.
Restaurant Manager
Mr. CHAPPELLE married young, right out of high school, and lived next door to his parents with his wife, Marian CUNNINGHAM, and their daughter Alyson. Throughout the 1970s, he worked a variety of jobs from meat-shop manager to a McDonald's restaurant manager.
Toward the end of the decade, he was still unclear about what he wanted to do for a career - except that he wanted it to be stable. When a family friend convinced him to apply to be a firefighter, he agreed to give it a shot, never one to turn down an opportunity for something new.
In 1980, he was hired by the Etobicoke Fire Department and started at a quiet station on Renforth Drive. In the early days, he was an eager rookie who felt frustrated that he rarely had a chance to fight a serious blaze. He eventually got many chances to demonstrate his willingness and professionalism.
In April, 1997, ammonia pipes burst at a refrigeration plant on Shorncliffe Avenue, causing one of the largest chemical fires in Etobicoke's history. For more than six hours, firefighters from several Etobicoke stations fought the blaze. From a point high above the fire, he fought the flames with a high-volume nozzle directed downward from an extendable ladder and platform. The drains became clogged by debris, and there was so much water that the firefighters worked in a knee-deep flood, Mr. Getty said.
In 1998, the Etobicoke Fire Department was amalgamated to become part of the Toronto Fire Services, and he applied for a position as a captain. By then, his first marriage had ended and he was happily remarried to Jayne WOODS, an art restorer he had met at a Toronto curling club. They had eloped to Jamaica in 1991 after finding a surprising amount in common: She was intrigued that a brawny firefighter with a mustache and bushy eyebrows would have an interest in art history. By that time, he had racked up 11 credits in four years studying part-time at York University.
After serving as an acting captain at the East Mall Station, Mr. CHAPPELLE was made captain at Station 443 on Islington Avenue. In July, 2002, he was called to an apartment fire on Dixon Road. Using a side door, he and firefighter Jim LAMONT entered the building, a two-story complex containing four units. The fire raged in a rear apartment, blasting out windows and enveloping the building in thick smoke.
After searching the first floor, they went upstairs and entered one of the apartments. There, they found a middle-aged woman unconscious and lying on a couch. She was carried out and taken to the hospital, still unconscious, and that was the last they saw of her. Like many people rescued by firefighters, no one in Mr. CHAPPELLE's crew ever learned what became of her.
Curling Champ
Outside of work, Mr. CHAPPELLE enjoyed the outdoors. There were canoe expeditions, golf games, ski trips to Europe - and curling. In 2005, he was a member of a rink that won the Ontario Firefighters Curling Championship.
In late August, 2006, he suddenly complained that he was unable see stop signs when driving. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an inoperable brain cancer considered by Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to be a work-related disease.
John Arthur CHAPPELLE was born in Toronto on February 3, 1954. He died of brain cancer in Orangeville, Ontario, on September 5, 2007. He was 53. He is survived by his wife, Jayne WOODS, and Alyson, his daughter from his previous marriage. He is also survived by father Art, sister Diane and brother Ken. He is predeceased by his mother, Alice, who died in 2005. About 350 uniformed firefighters from across Ontario attended his funeral.

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TREVOCHKA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-03 published
SMITH, Ryan Michael
Ryan Michael left us tragically December 1, 2007 at the age of 22. Treasured brother to Madeline, Olivia and Grace; special son to David SMITH all of Markdale. Cherished grand_son of Dorothy SMITH of Grey Gables, Markdale. Beloved nephew of Shirley (Tom) PETHERICK of Guelph, Doug (Deb) SMITH of Toronto, Laurie (Carl) WRIGHT of Hanover. Predeceased by his mother Carol, aunt Debbie QUINN- SMITH and his grandfather Douglas SMITH. Forever loved by cousins, Christopher TREVOCHKA and his sons Jack and James Amanda and Taylor FREHR- SMITH; Theresa and Ben WRIGHT. Ryan - “Milky” to his Friends, had a love of the outdoors that was only surpassed by his love for family and Friends. He will always have a special place in all our hearts. Visitation will be held at May Funeral Home, Markdale on Wednesday December 5th, from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday December 6, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Grey Gables, Markdale, or Ducks Unlimited, would be greatly appreciated.

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TREW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-14 published
TREW, Gerald Beatty
Passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday, September 12, 2007. Gerald TREW, Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 R277961, beloved husband of Betty BAXTER and the late Nora OWENS. Dear father of David TREW (Christine), Brenda SMITH (Wayne McROBERTS), Anita (Terry JACKSON,) Jim CHURCHLEY (Sharon) and Terry CHURCHLEY (Luanne). Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Brother of Doreen CHURCHLEY, Jean SMITH and the late Kenneth and Bertram TREW. Friends will be received at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, Sunday 2-4 and 79 p.m. Hope Lodge No. 114 and visiting brethren Masonic Funeral Service Sunday 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at the Port Hope United Church, 34 South Street, Port Hope. Interment, Port Hope Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Port Hope and District Health Care Foundation. www.allisonfuneralhome.com

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