WEICHEL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-06 published
FORSYTH, Nancy (née LAWSON)
Died peacefully in her 70th year, on Thursday October 4, 2007 at her home in Southampton. She was in the presence of family and dear Friends. Her love of life and her laughter will forever inspire her husband Robert, her four children, Jane (Robert MARLAND,) Anne (Peter FARRELL), John (Kathryn), and Jill (Matthew WEICHEL). She loved and is loved by her 12 grandchildren, Kate, Annie and Molly MARLAND; Peter, Robert, Bridget and Caroline FARRELL; Thomas and William FORSYTH; and Sam, Harry and Hugh WEICHEL. Nancy is survived by her brother Peter (Sharon), her nieces and nephews and her mother-in-law Marguerite FORSYTH. Predeceased by her father and mother, Malcolm LAWSON and Dorothy DEVER, and her sister Beverly Lawson CARTER. Respects may be offered on Thursday October 11, 2007 at the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life will be held at the Southampton United Church, on Friday October 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. The family request that in lieu of floral tributes, donations be made in Nancy's honour to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com “tho'she be wee, she be mighty” “Your light burned out today, but you taught us all how to shine.” - Peter FARRELL jr.

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WEICHEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
FORSYTH, Nancy (née LAWSON)
Died peacefully in her 70th year, on Thursday October 4, 2007 at her home in Southampton. She was in the presence of family and dear Friends. Her love of life and her laughter will forever inspire her husband Robert, her four children, Jane (Robert MARLAND,) Anne (Peter FARRELL), John (Kathryn), and Jill (Matthew WEICHEL). She loved and is loved by her 12 grandchildren, Kate, Annie and Molly MARLAND; Peter, Robert, Bridget and Caroline FARRELL; Thomas and William FORSYTH; and Sam, Harry and Hugh WEICHEL. Nancy is survived by her brother Peter (Sharon), her nieces and nephews and her mother-in-law Marguerite FORSYTH. Predeceased by her father and mother, Malcolm LAWSON and Dorothy DEVER, and her sister Beverly Lawson CARTER. Respects may be offered on Thursday October 11, 2007 at the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life will be held at the Southampton United Church, on Friday October 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. The family request that in lieu of floral tributes, donations be made in Nancy's honour to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com 'tho'she be wee, she be mighty' 'Your light burned out today, but you taught us all how to shine.' - Peter FARRELL Jr.

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WEIDER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-01-12 published
CANNING, 64, was among builders at Blue Mountain
A member of the founding family of Blue Mountain died on Monday.
Kathy CANNING, wife of Blue Mountain president Gord CANNING and daughter of founders Jozo and Helen WEIDER, died after a long battle with cancer. She was 64.
Mrs. CANNING, who was born in Collingwood, achieved a B.Sc. in mathematics from McGill University in Montreal.
After marrying, she moved back to the area in 1971.
She is survived by her husband Gord, daughter Andrea CANNING and her 100-year-old mother Helen. She is also survived by her brother George WEIDER, sister Helen McGILLIVRAY and twin sister Anna MARIK.
A memorial service will be held on Sat. January 13 at 1 p.m. at The Weider Room in the Blue Mountain Inn Conference Centre at Blue Mountain.
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WEIDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
CANNING, Katherine Jane (née WEIDER)
Died on January 8, 2007 at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer. Shortly before her passing she was able to enjoy one last snowfall… that was long awaited. On October 25th, 1942 a special and unique person came into the world in Collingwood, Ontario. Kathy grew up to be a vivacious, smart, classy, generous, caring, stubborn and always fashionable woman. Those who knew her will tell you she always stood out, and lit up a room no matter where she was. Kathy will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Gordon CANNING, President of Blue Mountain Resorts Limited and her daughter Andrea, a Correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America, based in New York. Both were by her side until the end. Kathy is survived by her brother George WEIDER, sister Helen McGILLIVRAY and twin sister Anna MARIK. Kathy is also survived by her 100 year old mother, Helen WEIDER. Kathy's father, Jozo WEIDER, who passed away in 1971, moved from Czechoslovakia along with his wife Helen in 1939 and together they founded Blue Mountain Resorts Limited. A whiz at math and sharp as a tack, Kathy achieved a B.Sc. in mathematics at McGill University in Montreal. She went on to work as a computer programmer at the Toronto Telegram. It was in Toronto she met her husband Gord, also a computer programmer at Imperial Oil. Kathy returned to her roots and moved back to Blue Mountain in 1971. As a young girl she worked for her dad, Jozo at the Blue Mountain Pottery and waited tables. As a grown woman she managed Blue Mountain's retail, sold condominiums and always made the resort look beautiful and elegant with her interior design skills. Kathy was also a very talented downhill skier who raced for the Canadian National B Ski Team and won such honors as the Ladies Quebec Senior Alpine Championship in 1964. Kathy went on to race for the University of Grenoble in France in 1965. She could be seen almost daily on the slopes of Blue Mountain until her illness took over. Perhaps Kathy's greatest loves were fashion and Paris. She reveled in designer clothes and that 'great buy' but also sewed many of her own clothes, spending hours in her sewing room. Kathy also devoted a great deal of time to the Blue Mountain Special Olympics program acting as the team manager. Our greatest thanks to the Weiders and CANNINGs and their Friends who offered so much support and care until the end. The many visits, calls and deliveries of food and flowers are very much appreciated. The constant ringing phone and the many knocks at the door were proof of how many people deeply cared for Kathy. Special thanks to Kathy's sister-in-law Beverly McMASTER founder of We Care Home Health, her partner Gary MOORE and mother-in-law Sylvia CANNING who were her angels here on earth and couldn't have taken better care of her. They were always there for her. What everyone should know is that Kathy fought until the end and never once complained about the hand she was dealt. She was a strong person who should serve as an inspiration. Kathy left this world the way she lived with class, beauty and dignity. Kathy's memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13 at 1: 00 p.m. at The Weider Room in the Blue Mountain Inn Conference Centre at Blue Mountain. In lieu of flowers, the family have requested donations be made to 'Titz'N Glitz' care of Front Line Collingwood Foundation (www.frontlinecollingwood.ca/titznglitz.htm) in Kathy's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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WEIDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
MARIK, Anna (née WEIDER) (1942-2007)
It is with great sadness that her family must announce that Anna succumbed to cancer as did her twin sister earlier this year. Anna died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on October 16. Anna and Katherine were born to Helen and Jozo WEIDER in Collingwood in 1942. Along with her siblings, Anna went to elementary school in the one-room school house at Craigleith and graduated from Collingwood Collegiate. After that she earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia. Like her sisters Helen and Katherine she was a top-ranked Canadian junior ski racer and won a Canadian Junior Alpine Championship. She was a talented pianist and taught music in Lillooet, British Columbia and later in Penetanguishine. Anna married Josef MARIK, who had immigrated from Czechoslovakia and with her husband carried on the Czechoslovak legacy of her parents, the founders of the Blue Mountain Resort. Anna and Josef settled in Craigleith in the original family homestead and gradually turned the old farm house into a cozy home. Anna was a unique, outgoing, inquiring spirit, who passionately loved books, animals and the outdoor life. She loved being with her family and many Czech Friends on their island near Parry Sound on Georgian Bay. She was proud of their children. Tessa is a gifted musician, presently studying, performing and teaching piano in Florence, Italy. Tony founded and manages his own company, PHI Media. Anna is survived by her husband and two children, her mother Helen MARIK, 101 years old, her brother George and sister Helen. She is mourned also by her other family members: brothers-in-law, Gordon CANNING and Donald McGILLIVRAY; sister-in-law Barbara MARIK; nephews Alec and James McGILLIVRAY and Michael MARIK nieces Andrea CANNING, Gillian McGILLIVRAY and Katherine MARIK. The family would like to thank her outstanding physician, Doctor Peter SAVAGE, and the extremely caring staff of the Collingwood General and Marine, who made Anna as comfortable as possible in the face of her severe illness. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation. An informal memorial gathering for Friends and family of Anna will be held at the Village Conference Centre at the Blue Mountain Resort at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 28. Please visit the on-line memorial book at: www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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WEIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-05 published
WOLVIN, Donald Faro (1924-2007)
Passed away peacefully on May 26, 2007 at the age of 83. He will be sadly missed by his loyal and devoted wife Victoria WEIL his sons and step-sons Roy (Diane), Derek, Brian (Marlene), Marc (Sheila), Paul and Blake; his grandchildren Rebecca, Shawn, Sophie and Michael. Don was predeceased by his parents Roy Mitchell WOLVIN and Geraldine FARO, his brother Roy and his first wife Louise GENEST. Many thanks to the staff at the Lakeshore General Hospital for their wonderful support in Don's final days. A memorial service will be held at the Centre funéraire Côte-des-Neiges 4525 Côte-des-Neiges Road Montreal, 888-342-6565 (indoor parking) on Tuesday, June 5 at 11: 30 a.m. The family will receive relatives and Friends as of 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice will be appreciated.

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WEILER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
O'BRIEN, Brendan, Q.C., L.S.M.
Peacefully at home in Dundas, Ontario, on July 13, 2007. Lovingly remembered by Beverley, his wife of 44 years, and his children Susie and Duncan, and their families Peter, Bridget, Thomas and Jamie MOUNTFORD, Marita and Josie and Brendan O'BRIEN. Brendan will also be greatly missed by his sister Geraldine (Charles BRADY) and many nieces and nephews. Brendan was pre-deceased by his parents, Florence (MILEY) and Donel, and by siblings Charles, Eileen (PHELAN), Laureen (WEILER), Edward, Miley, Elizabeth (Betty McGOEY,) and George. Brendan was born in 1909 in Toronto, and raised in Dixie, Ontario. He spent 96 of his 98 summers on Lake Joseph, most of those on his beloved Burnt Island. He had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer in Toronto, beginning as a junior with the firm of Phelan and Richardson after being called to the bar in 1932. He eventually became senior partner, before the firm merged with Aylesworth Thompson in 1986. He taught at Osgoode Law School in the 1950s and in the Bar Admission Course until 1959. In 1966 he was elected Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada. During his term he made significant contributions, including outlining a plan which would eventually become the basis for the Law Foundation of Ontario. He remained an active participant of Convocation until the age of 96. In 2005 he received the Law Society Medal for his many contributions to the province's justice system. In 1979 Brendan became the first president of the Osgoode Society. His passionate interest in history inspired his authorship of two books, Speedy Justice (1992), and The Prettiest Spot in Muskoka (1999). A private family funeral will be held on Tuesday July 17, 2007 at Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated. www.catteleatonandchambers.ca

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WEILER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Florentine Catherine (née WEILER)
We, the husband, William, sons Michael and Douglas, their spouses Donna and Kathy, grandchildren Marion, Will, Heather and Craig and his wife Sarah, are sad to announce the death of our deeply beloved wife, uniquely gifted mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Florentine, who was born in Teeswater, Bruce County, Ontario on March 10, 1923, died with all of us at her bedside at Toronto Western Hospital at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. The funeral will be held at the Nativity of our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 480 Rathburn Road in Etobicoke /Toronto, Ontario on Saturday November 24, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m.

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WEIMA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
BREYER, Alice (MENIST)
Gone to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia, Alice (MENIST) BREYER, age 84 of Sarnia. Devoted member of First Christian Reformed Church. Beloved wife for 60 years to the late Samuel BREYER (2005.) Loving mother of Ann Catharine (Henry) SLOTEGRAAF of Clinton, Samuel BREYER of Sarnia and Grace CARVER (Eric FOWLER) of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Lisa and Ron SUZOR, Nancy FIELD, Patricia and Ken GOODBURN, Steven SLOTEGRAAF, Shawn SLOTEGRAAF, Roy and Kelly BREYER, Shawn BREYER, Shona and Dan TRUCHON, Davina and Darin McKELLAR, Tanya CARVER, Darryl and Tara CARVER, Kim CALLAGHAN. Great-grandmother of Sheena and Tara SUZOR, Kelsey CAMERON, Eli and Olivia GOODBURN, Seleena SLOTEGRAAF, Jacob and Joshua BREYER, Cassandra, Everett and Gabrielle TRUCHON, Nichole, Rachel and Ryan McKELLAR, Brody CALLAGHAN and the late Nathaniel TRUCHON. Loved sister-in-law of Dina and the late Eise WEIMA of London, Dick and Florence BREYER of Wyoming, John and the late Hilda BREYER of Thedford, Ger BREYER of the Netherlands, Ann and the late Harry BREYER of Manitoulin Island and the late Peter and Janny BREYER of the Netherlands. The funeral service will be held at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. (at Murphy), Sarnia on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to World Vision would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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

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WEINBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
FREEDMAN, Rita
On Sunday, January 7, 2007, in her 92nd year. Rita will be missed by her devoted husband of almost 25 years, Josef TAMARI, her loving daughter Rose WEINBERG, grandchildren Eve and Michael and dear great-grandchildren Alexandra and Daniel. A Holocaust survivor who emigrated after the liberation, Rita married another survivor, Harry FREEDMAN, and spent many years searching for a niece in Lithuania whom she believed to have survived. She and Harry brought Rose to Canada and legally adopted her in 1958, at 17. Rita was a consummate homemaker, loving and devoted mother and bubby, and a fantastic cook. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Lithuanian Farband Society section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva at 135 Antibes Drive, Suite 1204, Entry Code 5882. If desired, memorial donations to the Rita Freedman Memorial Fund c/o The Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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WEINBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-21 published
ZUBATA, Bernice (née ABRAMSKY)
On Monday, August 20, 2007 in Toronto. Bernice ZUBATA, loving mother of Sharon MIMRAN, Adrienne and Brent ZYLBERBERG, and Elaine and Hershy WEINBERG. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mortimer and Shirley ABRAMSKY of Kingston, and Joseph and Betty-Rae ABRAMSKY. Devoted grandmother of Kaylee, Alexander, Mercedes, Jade, Aja, Nechemiah and Shevy, Sonia and Avi, and Ruby. Devoted great-grandmother of Miri, and Nochi. She will be deeply missed by her loving companion and caregiver Annabelle LUCERO and her nieces, nephews and cousins. at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin), for service on Wednesday, August 22nd at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Beth Israel Cemetery in Kingston, Ontario at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva 240 Heath Street West, #1504, Toronto, beginning Thursday evening. Memorial donations may be made to Kohai Educational Centre, for learning disabled children, 41 Roehampton Avenue, Toronto M4P 1P9, 416-489-3636.

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WEINER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
KATZ, Sidney
On Thursday, September 13, 2007, Sidney (Sholem) KATZ died peacefully in his 92nd year at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital after a long battle with kidney disease.
Born in Ottawa in 1916, he was the third son of Samuel KATZ of Russia and Susan SUGARMAN of Lithuania. Educated at Lisgar Collegiate and St. Patrick's College (now Carleton University), where he received his B.S. Sc., he then moved to Toronto, where he was named editor of the now-defunct publication Magazine Digest.
In 1941, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a radar mech., serving in the Eastern Air Command and, later, overseas with the Royal Air Force. Returning to Canada after the war, Sid continued his education at the University of Toronto, obtaining a M.S.W. (Master of Social Work), specializing in psychiatry. He later received a Diploma in Alcohol and Drug Addiction from Yale University.
Having married Ottawa-born journalist Dorothy SANGSTER while on leave during the war, the couple settled in Toronto. Sid joined the staff of Macleans Magazine as a feature writer, gaining national acclaim for his numerous articles over a period of fifteen years, including his breakthrough 1954 article "I Was a Madman for Twelve Hours", the first detailed, first-person account in a general magazine of the effects of the hallucinogenic drug LSD, given to Sidney under the supervision of Doctor Humphrey Osmond in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
Sid later joined the Toronto Star, where he was a feature writer and columnist, specializing in issues of mental health, mental illness, and social and behavioural problems. Retiring early from the Star, he continued his career as a freelance journalist and broadcaster as well as acting as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Ontario's Graduate School of Journalism, and authoring the book The Divided Woman.
His concern about Canadians with special needs often led to the establishment of organizations designed to help them, including the Non-Smokers' Rights Association, Parent Finders, The Patients' Rights Association and the Allergy Information Association. He was actively involved in several other groups, including those dealing with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and gay rights, and as a member of the Conference on Aging's planning committee and of the executive planning committee of the Ontario Consultation on Youth.
Sidney received numerous awards for his work, including the City of Toronto Civic Award, the Canadian Mental Health Award, Metro Police Award, the University of Western Ontario's President's Medal (twice), the Canadian Education Conference Award, Canadian Nurses Association Award, Allergy Information Association Award, the Ohio State University Award, and ten Maclean-Hunter Awards for editorial excellence.
Sidney is survived by his wife Dorothy, son Jeremy, sisters Esther (Mrs. Irving ROBINSON) of Toronto and Miriam (Mrs. Lou WEINER) of Ottawa, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his son Stephen in 1989.
The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital's K Wing (Veterans) and Dialysis Unit for their wonderful care over the past several years.
A private family service was held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.) on Wednesday September 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunnybrook or The Kidney Foundation.

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WEINERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-04 published
EMSIG, Kenneth J.
After a courageous battle with cancer Ken died on Sunday, December 31st, 2006. Will be greatly missed by his loving life partner Michael BORKOWY. Beloved son of Harold and the late Estelle EMSIG and step son of Sylvia EMSIG. Loving brother and brother- in-law of Roz and Bob HOLDEN and Karen EMSIG. Cherished step-brother of Susan WEINERT, Gabriel CAPLAN, Lesley and Alan KROACH, Michelle and Michael LEWIS. Beloved uncle and great uncle of Danielle, Chris and Levi Chopik. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Thursday January 4, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Shiva at Baycrest Terrace 55 Ameer Avenue in the Fireside Lounge. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Hazel Burns Hospice, 2562 Eglinton Avenue West, 2nd floor, Toronto, M6M 1T4, 416-782-5915.

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WEINHARDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
STRUTHERS, Jean Laurie (née BOWLEY)
Peacefully, and with characteristic grace, in her eighty-eighth year, following a fifteen-day illness, on 4 July 2007, at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Born 6 October 1919 in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County; third of four children of Walter and Eva BOWLEY. Graduate of Strathroy Collegiate Institute and of Westervelt College in London. Lived vibrantly, generously, kindly, affectionately. Loving wife for nearly fifty years of Jack STRUTHERS of London (d. 1991) and, later, loving partner for over eleven years of William BOWIE of Grand Bend (d. 2006.) Predeceased, too, by her elder sister, Mary BOWLEY, her older sister, Anne KEMP, her younger brother, Walter BOWLEY, and by other Friends, among them, her older sister's husband, Jim KEMP, Fred and Jean Hammerton, Win Schell.
Loving mother of Doctor J.R. (Tim) STRUTHERS and ever-appreciative friend of his wife, Doctor Marianne MICROS, both professors of English at The University of Guelph. Loving and especially proud grandmother of their daughters Eleni KAPETANIOS and Joy STRUTHERS, and fond friend of their respective partners, Dan BORTOLLON and Rob STEFANYK, all of Guelph. Loving aunt of Penn KEMP, of Jamie KEMP, of Frank, Marc, Joel, and Luke BOWLEY. Mentor and friend to many others. Herself now repeating, as her mother had said to her, "I will always be with you." And she will. All those around her being reassured, made finer, made resplendent, by her presence. Individuals are invited to remember Jean in their own personal ways, by continuing to be their own special selves. Cards, words, remembrances may be sent to The Struthers Family, 75 James Street West, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1E5. Any financial donations may be directed to the organization of each person's choice or to "London Health Sciences Foundation, Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit," 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the good souls already named, particularly Penn KEMP, along with Jean's very special friend, Ursula WEINHARDT, Jean's caregivers, Cheryl GOCAN and Sylvia REED, her doctor, Keith FERGUSON, the staff in the Intensive Care Unit of University Hospital, and those other relatives and Friends of Jean's and her family's who shared, appreciated, returned Jean's love and delight and dignity, who strive to keep these qualities alive.

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WEINSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-29 published
WEINSTEIN, Evelyn (née SIEGEL)
On Monday, May 28, 2007 at her home. Evelyn WEINSTEIN, beloved wife and best friend of Albert. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jill WEINSTEIN and Lewis JORDAN, and Matthew WEINSTEIN. Adoring Bubbie of Emily, and Sophie JORDAN, Joshua, and Adam WEINSTEIN. Dear sister of Murial GENDEL, Shere SIEGEL, and the late Gladys SIEGEL. Beloved daughter of the late Max and Rose SIEGEL. Friend to many. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 189 Glen Cedar Road, daily from 1: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund, 416-638-7200.

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WEINSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-05 published
Prolific and brilliant Ojibwa painter was called 'the Picasso of the North'
Like the great Spanish artist, he could draw spontaneously, never lifting his pencil until the image was complete. He is the only native artist to have held a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada
By Donn DOWNEY, Page S8
This obituary was prepared by Donn DOWNEY (who died in April, 2001,) with files from James ADAM/ADAMS.
Toronto -- The descriptions are spectacular and too generous, perhaps. Norval MORRISSEAU was "the Picasso of the North," according to some, and "the most important painter Canada has ever produced," to quote his Toronto art dealer.
Such descriptions, of course, ignore the likes of Tom Thomson, Emily Carr and the Group of Seven and place Mr. MORRISSEAU in a league with the most innovative artist of the 20th century. The hyperbole is forgivable. They are part of the legend - the story of a true primitive who emerged from the Northern Ontario wilderness to awe the sophisticates in the major art centres of the world. Indeed, Mr. MORRISSEAU remains the only native artist ever to have had a solo exhibition (for three months, starting in February, 2006) in the 127-year history of the National Gallery of Canada.
Art dealer Jack POLLOCK, one of the many who claimed to have discovered Mr. MORRISSEAU, was also part of the legend but had a better grasp on his contribution. "He invented a visual vocabulary that never existed before him," Mr. POLLOCK said before his death in 1992. "He gave the demi-gods of his people an image."
Mr. MORRISSEAU could properly lay claim to being the creator and spiritual leader of the Woodland Indian art movement, not only in Canada but in the northeast United States. He developed his style independent of the influence of any other artist and was the first to depict Ojibwa legends and history for the non-native world.
He broke the taboos of his people by revealing sacred stories, but believed it was his mission to put his heritage before the modern world so it could be kept alive. He was "a living bridge to the past," said Donald ROBINSON of Toronto's Kinsman Robinson Galleries, his major dealer for more than 15 years.
Three generations of native artists have followed in his footsteps, producing variations of the MORRISSEAU style using heavy black outlines to enclose colourful, flat shapes. Many of these artists have become wealthy in the process but such success was denied Mr. MORRISSEAU, who never quite escaped the poverty into which he was born.
"To this day, I don't know how we made a living," he wrote in an article published in The Globe and Mail in 1979. "You see, that sense of real necessity is not a thing that most people in white society know anything about." He was raised by his grandfather who was "the most influential person in the whole of my life and also a good provider. We always had moose meat in the house. Also oranges, but no bananas."
Born near Thunder Bay to a family living on the Ojibwa Sand Point Reserve on Lake Nipigon, he was baptized Jean-Baptiste Norman Henry MORRISSEAU. The oldest of five sons, he went to school for six years, but only finished Grade 2. "You see, the first year you get there, they put you in kindergarten," he once wrote. "The next year you come back and they put you in kindergarten again. Next thing you know, you are in Grade 1. Then, the following year, you start Grade 1 all over again. Maybe you stay in Grade 1 three or four years."
He was brought up by both his maternal grandparents. His grandfather was a shaman who schooled him in the traditional ways of his culture while his grandmother, a Catholic, made it her business that he was familiar with Christian beliefs. By all accounts, it was the conflict between the two cultures that influenced his outlook and what would later become his art.
Over the years, legends have developed around Mr. MORRISSEAU. According to one story, he became perilously ill at 19. A visit to the doctor did nothing and a medicine woman was summoned. A renaming ceremony was performed (Anishnaabe tradition holds that a giving powerful name to someone near death can rally strength and save a life). He was renamed Copper Thunderbird, and recovered. Later, he would use it to sign his paintings.
Somewhere along the way, he developed a fondness for alcohol. When Mr. POLLOCK first met him in the summer of 1962, he was drunk. The artist demanded that Mr. POLLOCK look at his work. Mr. POLLOCK was impressed and was interested in mounting an exhibit, but Mr. MORRISSEAU wanted to sell his works on the spot for $5 each. Mr. POLLOCK talked him out of it and a subsequent showing at the Pollock Gallery sold out within 24 hours, netting the artist $3,000. Time magazine declared that "few exhibits in Canadian history have touched off a greater immediate stir than MORRISSEAU's" and predicted that he would launch "a vogue as chic as that of the Cape Dorset Eskimo's prints."
He continued to live in the area north of Lake Superior and apparently squandered much of his money. In 1978 - a year in which he was appointed to the Order of Canada - when someone jokingly suggested that he throw a garden party, just like the Queen, he bought an antique silver tea service and a set of Royal Crown Derby china to entertain 21 of his Friends, colleagues and admirers in his chair-filled wilderness garden. Each was given a rare American buffalo nickel as a gift and a MORRISSEAU original drawing.
Over the years, he remained a master of the primitive school of art. In 1981, Globe and Mail art critic John Bentley MAYS described Mr. MORRISSEAU's as wholly appropriate to the context of his background. "His styles, situations and subjects are exactly what we would expect in the work of a self-taught artist who has lived most of his life in northern Ontario. There is little attention to figurative modelling in these pictures, no delving into the problems of perspective or pictorial depth. Using his small repertoire of techniques, he presents stylized versions of what he knows: the bears, loons, fish and turtles that live in the forests and ponds, and the people in the town around him.
"But these are not ordinary forests, ponds and people. MORRISSEAU's art transports us into a shadowy archetypal realm where ordinary things are wonderful. In his visionary lakes swim mighty fish, armed with bolts of spiritual lightening. A bear spirit -- a dragon-like chimera spangled with bright eyes and brilliant colours suddenly stands in your path."
For all his success, Mr. MORRISSEAU allowed his career and his life to descend relentlessly. In 1987, he was discovered wandering the downtown streets of Vancouver, sleeping in alleys and selling his sketches for the price of a bottle of booze. "To get drunk in Vancouver is the most beautiful thing there is," he was quoted as saying.
Years later, after he had dried out, Mr. MORRISSEAU told The Globe that his drinking binges in part reflected his resentment over "never getting my fair share." Still, he said he enjoyed life on the Vancouver streets: "I met a lot of nice people. I might even do it again - without the booze - so I can remember them all clearly."
Around that time, he met Gabor VADAS, a young man with problems, and the two formed a bond. Mr. MORRISSEAU believed that Mr. VADAS was his son and the younger man presents himself as such. However, the relationship was never ratified "through the legal courts," according to Mr. VADAS's wife, Michele, "but certainly as far as from a traditional native and spiritual point of view [Mr. VADAS was his son] because they take their adoptions very seriously&hellip They never lost faith in each other and have always been very loyal to each other."
In 1989, Mr. MORRISSEAU was the only Canadian painter invited to exhibit at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris during the bicentennial of the French Revolution. After seeing the works of Van Gogh and Picasso, he decided they were "all greys" and returned home to paint "some real colour."
He first exhibited with the Kinsman Robinson Galleries the following year. Wearing a new silk suit, he arrived for the opening in a white limousine. The exhibition sold out.
At 65, Mr. MORRISSEAU developed Parkinson's disease but continued to paint. "My hands don't shake when I hold a brush," he told Chris Dafoe of The Globe in 1999.
He had a healthy respect for his own talent. Doctor Henry WEINSTEIN, a doctor in Northern Ontario's Red Lake district who in the 1950s was among the first to recognize Mr. MORRISSEAU as a true original, was a friend of Pablo Picasso and once gave a MORRISSEAU drawing to the Spanish master. On the back, Mr. MORRISSEAU had written, "From one great artist to another." Picasso, after looking at the drawing is said to have remarked: "Well, you never know, do you?" - meaning that great art surfaces in unlikely places.
The comparison of the two artists was not entirely inappropriate. Mr. MORRISSEAU, like Picasso, could draw spontaneously, never lifting his pencil from the paper until the image was complete. "Very few artists in the world have this ability," Doctor WEINSTEIN said.
Mr. MORRISSEAU's early work was created on birch bark or animal hides. Mr. ROBINSON said he at first punched holes in the bark or hide but was later given paints by Doctor WEINSTEIN.
Mr. MORRISSEAU believed he was a "born painter" and said that when he started to paint, the images "just come." He created his designs to beautify the world with colour. "The world needs it," he said. Colour was a key resource in Mr. MORRISSEAU's repertory of symbols. He used connecting lines to depict interdependence. "These paintings only remind you that you're an Indian," the artist said. "Inside somewhere, we're all Indians. So now when I befriend you, I'm trying to get the best Indian, bring out the Indianness in you to make you think everything is scared."
Less inviolate were his family relationships. Mr. MORRISSEAU has six (some say seven) adult children from his marriage in 1957 to Harriet KAKEGAMIC, and has claimed at times to have fathered as many as 14 sons and daughters. Over the years, this has resulted in conflict with some of the children. Three months ago, for instance, one of Mr. MORRISSEAU's sons, Christian, also an artist, announced the creation of the Morrisseau Family Foundation to, in part, "ensure my family's heritage and the integrity of my father's legacy." A month after this, Mr. MORRISSEAU issued through Mr. VADAS a press release declaring that he had "not been consulted or in any way involved" with the Morrisseau Family Foundation, "nor do I support it in any way."
Mr. MORRISSEAU was a prolific artist before illness slackened his output - it's been estimated he produced more than 10,000 works in his lifetime. Aided by Mr. VADAS, he battled in recent years against what they alleged were a spate of fakes.
In the meantime, Mr. VADAS and his wife cared for Mr. MORRISSEAU after the onset of Parkinson's and Mr. MORRISSEAU doted like a grandfather on their two children, Kyle and Robin. Earlier in this decade, he spent some time in an extended care facility on Vancouver Island, but for most of this year, he lived with the VADAS family in their house in Nanaimo, B.C.
All things considered, Mr. MORRISSEAU was proud of his place in Canadian art history. "I may not have a Ferrari, but I'm the first Indian to break into the Canadian art scene and I have forever enriched the Canadian way of life," he said. "I want to make paintings full of colour, laughter, compassion and love... If I can do that, I can paint for 100 years."
He spent much of his last years in a wheelchair, deprived of intelligible speech. He suffered at least two strokes.
In October, Mr. MORRISSEAU travelled to Northern Ontario to receive an honorary degree from the University of Sudbury, and had planned to go to New York to attend the opening of his one-man show at New York's George Gustav Heye Center, which is part of the National Museum of the American Indian. Instead, he became ill in Toronto and was admitted to hospital.
Norval MORRISSEAU was born Norman Henry MORRISSEAU at Beardmore, Ontario, on March 13, 1931. He died yesterday in Toronto General Hospital of complications from Parkinson's disease. He is survived by numerous children.
The public may visit Mr. MORRISSEAU's open casket Thursday and Friday this week from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. each day at Jerrett Funeral Homes, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto. It is anticipated that he will be buried near Beardmore, Ontario, or Thunder Bay.

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WEINSTOCK, Adele
On January 12th, 2007. Adele WEINSTOCK, beloved wife of the late Harry WEINSTOCK. Dear mother of Anita GREENSTEIN (Michael,) Ruth WEINSTOCK (Robert Paul,) and Sylvia WEINSTOCK. Grandmother of Daniel and Elizabeth, Jordana and Mitchell, and David. Great-grandmother to Sophie. Funeral service will be held January 14, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West (between Yonge and Bathurst). Interment following service at Mount Sinai Cemetery - Labour Zionist Farband section. Call Steeles Memorial Chapel for shiva information. Memorial donations may be made to Na'amat (Pioneer Women) 416-636-5425 or Toronto Jewish Folk Choir 416-593-0750.

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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-11 published
RITCHIE, John Weir
Peacefully at Rockwood Terrace, Durham, on Friday, July 6, 2007, formerly of Markdale and Priceville in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Sadie OLIVER and son of the late Edgar RITCHIE and Bessie WEIR. Loving father of Rosemary RITCHIE (Wayne PILKINGTON) of Vancouver and the late John Oliver RITCHIE. Also survived by sisters at heart Mary (Ken) HALL of Scarborough and Margaret (Robert) MONTGOMERY of St. Catharines. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Friday, July 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Annesley United Church, Markdale on Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Artemesia. Memorial contributions to the John Oliver Ritchie Scholarship Fund c/o Douglas College Health Sciences Dept., Bachelor of Science in Nursing Faculty, Box 2503, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 5B2 or Rockwood Terrace would be gratefully appreciated.
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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-18 published
RITCHIE, John Weir
It is with sadness, yet recognition of a life well-lived, that the family announces that John Weir RITCHIE departed from us on July 6, 2007 at Rockwood Terrace in Durham.
Beloved son of Edgar and Bessie RITCHIE, John was born in 1918 at his parent's Elbow, Saskatchewan farm where he lived until the age of four. When his father died at 24, John moved with his mother to Durham, Ontario and joined his uncle Thomas WEIR's family.
Married to Sarah (Sadie) OLIVER in 1944, they lived on their Old Durham Road farm near Priceville to raise two children, John Oliver and Rosemary. In addition to farming, John worked at Hewgill's sawmill in Pricevilie and for both Farquhar and John MacKINNON over the years, and drove a high school bus route. Retirement took John and Sadie to their retirement home, "Cape Horn" on the outskirts of Markdale.
Always well-respected by his community, John was noted for his humility and kindness as he exemplified rural life, enjoying all that it offered. He was an enthusiastic member of Annesley United Church, the Markdale Curling Club and a ten-year volunteer at Rockwood Terrace. Predeceased by his wife, Sadie in March 1997, and his son, John Oliver in February 2007, John is survived by his daughter, Rosemary RITCHIE (Wayne PILKINGTON) of Vancouver and sisters-at-heart, Mary (Ken) HALL of Scarborough and Margaret (Robert) MONTGOMERY of St. Catharines.
Funeral service of remembrance and thanksgiving was held at Annesley United Church, Markdale, on July 13 with Rev. Don PLETSCH presiding. Music during the service consisted of the congregation singing the family favourite "O God of Bethel" and "Faith of Our Fathers". Also providing music were the Gospel Couriers and Ian LEITH playing his fiddle. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, South Line, Artemesia.
Memorial contributions towards the endowment fund for John's son can be made to: John Oliver Ritchie Scholarship Fund, c/o Douglas College Health Sciences Dept. Batchelor Science of Nursing Faculty, Box 2503, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 5B2.
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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-12-05 published
CARTER, Alice (formerly REDDICK, née CARSON)
Entered into rest in Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Alliston on Friday November 30, 2007. Alice (CARSON) CARTER, beloved wife of the late Jack CARTER and the late Norman REDDICK. Dear mother of Wayne (Marie) REDDICK of Alliston. Loving grandmother of Douglas (Joy) REDDICK of Guelph. Predeceased by a grand_son Paul REDDICK and four sisters, Edith McCAULEY, Mae THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Anna WEIR and Mildred COOPER and a brother Earl CARSON. Rested at the McMiilan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Funeral services were held in the chapel on Monday, December 3, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church would be appreciated by the family Visitation Sunday 2-4 p.m. and Monday 12-1: 30p.m.
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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-04 published
BOWERS, Alwyn Joyce " Pat" (née HARGEST)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services on Wednesday morning, January 3rd, 2007. Alwyn Joyce BOWERS (née HARGEST,) of Owen Sound, in her 75th year. Dearly beloved wife of James BOWERS. Loving mother of Deidre INNES and her husband, Don, of Stratford, Shannon BOWERS and her husband, Royden, Bradley BOWERS and his wife, Kim, both of Owen Sound and Tim BOWERS and his wife, Kathy, of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Proud grandmother of Tracy, Gary, Jason, Justin, Mark, Aaron and Megan and great-grandmother of Hannah and Isaac. Alwyn will be sadly missed by her brothers, Herb HARGEST and his wife, Sally, Bruce HARGEST and his wife, Linda, and Glen HARGEST and his partner, Norma, all of Owen Sound: her sister, Lenore WRIGHT and her husband, Ivor, of Guelph; her sister-in-law, Vera CRYMBLE her brothers-in-law, Jimmy Lockwood and Jim Weir. Predeceased by her parents, Bryan and Gwen HARGEST; her son, Michael BOWERS her brothers, John, Evan, Llewellyn and Brian HARGEST; her sisters, Peggy LOCKWOOD and Pamela WEIR. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service. A Funeral Service for Alwyn BOWERS will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 6th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association as your expression of sympathy.

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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-10 published
RITCHIE, John Weir
Peacefully at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Friday, July 6, 2007 formerly of Markdale and Priceville in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Sadie OLIVER and son of the late Edgar RITCHIE and Bessie WEIR. Loving father of Rosemary RITCHIE (Wayne PILKINGTON) of Vancouver and the late John Oliver RITCHIE. Also survived by sisters at heart Mary (Ken) HALL of Scarborough and Margaret (Robert) MONTGOMERY of St. Catherines. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Friday, July 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Annesley United Church, Markdale on Saturday, July 14 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Artemesia. Memorial contributions to the John Oliver Ritchie Scholarship Fund c/o Douglas College Health Sciences Dept., Bachelor of Science in Nursing Faculty, Box 2503, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 5B2 or Rockwood Terrace would be gratefully appreciated.

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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-17 published
WAUGH- HARDMAN, Caroline (née WEIR)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Sunday September 16, 2007. In her 71st year, E. Caroline WAUGH- HARDMAN (née WEIR.) Loving wife of Maurice HARDMAN and the late Irwin R.J. WAUGH. Loving mother of Bonnie-Lynn and her husband Brian COLLIE, Mary-Jo and her husband Tim MILLMAN, Cindy and her husband Brad HOUSTON, Sue-Ellen and her husband Steve IRVING, Randy HARDMAN, Cheryl and her husband Jeff DYER and Shelley HARDMAN. Loving grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Marvin WEIR, Ila (Mrs. Mansil NIXON) and Dorothy (Mrs. Gerald RIBBEL.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grandaughter Chelsey and two great-grand_sons Jak and Ben. 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 service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Ted CREEN and Rev. Scott SINCLAIR officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Canadian Liver Foundation or to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.

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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-28 published
TIPPING, Roy
Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Roy TIPPING of Owen Sound in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Eunice (née WEIR.) Dear father of Tracey and her husband Jim BECKERTON of Elliot Lake, Lisa and her husband Frank JANSSEN of Waterdown, Sheldon LEONARD and his wife Wendy of Fordwich, Debra LEONARD and her husband Rick ASHBURY, Denise and her husband Carl COURT, Robert LEONARD and his wife Fiona and Lanny McMURRAY all of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren. Also survived by his brother John and his wife Rose of Shallow Lake and his many nieces and extended family. A Celebration of Roy's Life will be conducted in the chapel of the Tannahill Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock with visiting from 12 noon until service time. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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WEIR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-13 published
FLEET, Steven Russell
Of Chilliwack, British Columbia, passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2007 in his 45th year. Born in Walkerton, son of Ron and Marie FLEET of Walkerton. Survived by wife Darleen, children Kelly of Owen Sound and Mitch and Adam of Wingham. Also survived by brothers and sisters Dale MacNEAL (Del) of Sebright, Carol VAN BEERS (Ben of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Sharon WEIR (Gerry) of Rockland, Doug FLEET (Deb) of Everett, Rick FLEET (Pat) of Palmerston, Patti BUTCHART (Andy) of Hanover, Gerry FLEET (Cheryl) of Walkerton and Greg FLEET (Jaime) of Hanover, parents-in-law Doug and Dale STEEVES of Washago, sister-in-law Christina PENNELL (friend Kurt) of Washago, step daughter Trisha of Orillia, several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home Walkerton, Dec 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 with memorial service to follow December 18th at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to the British Columbia Cancer Society will be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WEIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
WEIR, James " Jim" Andrew
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007. James "Jim" Andrew WEIR of Saint Thomas in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 64 years of Kathleen "Kay" (BOWEN) WEIR and dearly loved father of Karen NETHERCOTT of Saint Thomas; Sandra and her husband Terry JOHNSON of Merlin and Mary and her husband Robert PEARSON of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a brother Murray Edward WEIR (1990.) Jim is also lovingly remembered by 7 grandchildren Lori Lynn, Brian, Robert, Gregory and his wife Kelly, Aaron and his wife Jennifer and Kathleen and Andrew; by 1 great-grandchild Claire and by several nieces and nephews. He was born in Dexter March 4th, 1925, the son of the late Robert Henry and Leila Marguerite (JONES) WEIR. Jim served overseas during World War 2 as a Petty Officer and a cook he was a retired Post Master at the Port Stanley, Strathroy and Leamington Post Offices. He was an adherent of the Sparta United Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Private interment in Aylmer Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital or the Sparta United Church.

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WEIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
WEIR, Doctor Ormond Allison (1920-2007)
With deep sadness we announce the passing of Doctor Ormond Allison WEIR, who died peacefully July 22 at the Kamloops Hospice after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He is dearly missed by his beloved wife of 52 years, the writer Joan Sherman WEIR, by their four sons Ian (Jude), Paul (Sandra), Michael (Jacqueline) and Richard (Coleen), and by grandchildren Christina, Rachelle, Mitchell, Amy, Alexandra, Andrew, Jeannie, Taylor and Houston. Born in Peterborough, Ontario on April 26, 1920, he was the son of Marshall and Maggie WEIR, and the youngest of six siblings. He was predeceased by brothers Harley (Viola), Archie (Margaret) and Clarence (Eunice,) and by sisters Jean HUNTER (Rolly) and Margaret HAMLEY (Harry.) From 1941 to 1945, he served two tours of duty in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a navigator on Pathfinder Force of Bomber Command with 405 Canadian Squadron. After the war he studied medicine at Queen's University, where he also played varsity football and was captain of the basketball team. Completing his MDCM in 1951, he subsequently trained in vascular surgery at Duke University, and in 1958 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. On May 14, 1955, he married Joan SHERMAN, daughter of Anglican Archbishop L. Ralph SHERMAN and Carolyn SHERMAN. In 1959 they moved to Kamloops. He served as Chief of Surgery at Royal Inland Hospital and as President of the Medical Staff, as well as serving as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Advisory Committee for British Columbia and Alberta. A longstanding member of Saint Paul's Church, he was a delegate to three General Synods of the Anglican Church of Canada, as well as serving as a member of the National Executive Council from 1975 to 1978. A man of deep faith, Orm found joy in family, work and Friends. For many years he was an avid member of the self-styled 'Italian Ski Team,' a group of weekend skiers who were not particularly good, or even particularly Italian, but who pursued the activity with great camaraderie and gusto. Throughout his life he was driven by a deep sense of duty to those in need and those less fortunate, arising in part from his own experiences growing up during the Depression. He faced his last battle with enormous dignity, grace and courage. He was an inspiration to us as he lived, and also as he died. Thanks to Greg Phillips and the staff at Kipp-Mallory Drugs, and to the nurses at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at Saint Paul's Cathedral, Kamloops. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com Arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, British Columbia. Telephone 250 374-1454.

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WEIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-28 published
WEIR, Doctor John Angus (1930-2007)
Dr. John Angus WEIR, age 76, passed away suddenly at Queen Elizabeth Hospital while visiting his beloved cottage in Prince Edward Island. Survived by Ann, his wife of 48 years; his sons John (Jennifer) of Waterloo; David (Sandy) of London, Ontario; Michael (Cristina) of San Francisco; and Gregory of Waterloo. Also survived by his sisters Joan (Ray) McCLOSKEY of Charlottetown and Dorothy (Paul) BOSLEY of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents J. Angus and Mary, and his brother Robert. He is also survived by, and took endless joy in, his loving grandchildren: Jack, Connor, Sandy, Luke, Max, Calin and Dylan. John was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 29, 1930 and throughout his years there was more commonly known as 'Jack.' After graduating with a B.A. from St. Dunstan's University (now University of Prince Edward Island) in 1953, he went to London to continue his education at the University of Western Ontario. There he attained his M.B.A. in 1955 and at that point moved to Kitchener-Waterloo to work at Electrohome. It was during this time that he met Ann, whom he married in 1959, and when he formed some of the Friendships that would endure throughout his lifetime. John and Ann subsequently moved to South Bend, Indiana so that he could continue his education. This culminated in John receiving his Ph.D in Economics from Notre Dame University in 1964. They moved to Winnipeg where he became a Professor at the University of Manitoba and it was there that their boys John and David were born. In 1965 they moved back to Kitchener-Waterloo so that John could take a position at what would ultimately become another great passion in his life: Waterloo Lutheran University when he arrived, later Wilfrid Laurier University. After returning to Waterloo, John and Ann welcomed Michael and Gregory to their family. And around this time they moved to Batavia Place in Waterloo where they forged some wonderful relationships with their neighbours that last to this day. John served Wilfrid Laurier University in a variety of capacities over the years: Professor, Chairman of the Economics Department (1968-1978), Vice President Academic (1978-1982), and finally as President (1982 until his retirement 1992). In addition to all of these positions, he was also the self-appointed head cheerleader at countless Laurier sporting events and played Santa Claus at many university Christmas parties. It was at Laurier that John had his greatest success and joy from a professional perspective and it was where he formed some of the best Friendships of his life. From the people on the Board and Senate, to the faculty members he hired and served with, to the people in the kitchen, John aspired to be a friend to all -- and loved nothing more than getting a laugh out of them. His years since retiring were consumed by an insatiable curiosity. Areas of interest over that time have included computers, genealogy, astronomy, photography, politics and Christianity, to name but a few. He also enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family, including reprising his role as Santa for his grandchildren at Christmas. Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home in Charlottetown for visitation on Monday 7-9 p.m., then transferred to Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. South, Waterloo for visitation on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated by John's good friend and classmate Father Bernie Hayes on Friday morning at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, 53 Allen St. East, Waterloo, at 10 a.m. Reception and eulogy in the Science Building at Wilfrid Laurier University immediately following the Mass. Due to allergies we request no flowers please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the John and Ann Weir Scholarship at Wilfrid Laurier University and can be arranged by calling the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 519 745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Doctor John WEIR, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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