WOOD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-11 published
WHEELER, Doctor Douglas K.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Doctor Douglas K. WHEELER of Dundalk on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at home with his family. Loving husband of Kim, devoted father of Caitlynn and Lucas, master of Garfield and Odie. Doug will be missed by his sister Betty CURRAN of Petrolia, his sister-in-law Grace WHEELER of Sarnia, mother and father-in-law Jo and Ron EADY of Niagara Falls, sister-in-law Sandee (Tom) GAYLOR, brother-in-law Bill (Kern) EADY, nephews Mike (Jill,) Marty, Matt, Mitchell and Ryan, nieces Tracey and Michelle, great-nephew Justin, great-nieces Jessica, Natasha and Victoria. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Florence (ALLINGHAM) WHEELER, his brothers Ed, Charles and Ralph WHEELER and brother-in-law Ken CURRAN. Doug's patients were his first priority but he did find fime for his boat in the summer, his snowmobile in the winter and the cottage year round. He was a fan of hockey and was passionate about his role as trainer for the Dundalk Storm Minor Hockey Team. He loved travelling, was a scholar of history, and could be persuaded to play the occasional game of cards. Friends called at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, 291 Main St. E., Dundalk on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was conducted on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Dundalk United Church, Main Street, Dundalk with Rev. Janet ERIKSEN officiating. Pallbearers were Marty CURRAN, Michael CURRAN, Matthew CURRAN, Bill EADY, Tom WOOD, Tyler BRICK. Interment followed at the Dundalk Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale - Building Fund; Dundalk Mihor Hockey or the charity of your choice.
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WOOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-03 published
HARRISON, George William
Age 92, formerly of Mt. Forest, passed away peacefully at People Care, Stratford on Sunday, July 29, 2007. He was born in Erin Township, son of the late Thomas and Mary HARRISON. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth (McKEE) in 2002. Survived by his daughters Anna-Marie SIMPSON, Owen Sound, Dianne MULLIN (Dan); four Grandchildren Ben HARRISON, Mike VON HATTEN, Jen VON HATTEN and partner Craig DOBBIN, Kristina SIMPSON; two great-grandchildren Emma and Liam HAIGHT; brothers Charles HARRISON, and Ralph WHITE/WHYTE. Besides his wife and parents he was predeceased by a son Paul HARRISON, a son-in-law Royce SIMPSON and sisters Marie WOOD and Ruth CUMMING. Family services will take place with burial in Culross - Teeswater Cemetery, Monday, August 6 at 1: 30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford at www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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WOOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-09 published
JACKSON, Gladys Amelia (née JOHNSON)
Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, in Marianhill Nursing Home, Pembroke, on Saturday, October 6, 2007, in her 88th year. Gladys JACKSON (née JOHNSON) of Pembroke, and formerly of Owen Sound, dear wife of the late Nelson JACKSON (1965.) Cherished mother of Milly BHATTACHARYYA (Dr. Asok), Pembroke. Much loved Grandma to Jeff WOOD (Michelle), Belleville; Julia PORTER (Roy), Los Angeles, California; Anji LEGER (John), Ottawa; and Robin BHATTACHARYYA, Ottawa. Proud great-grandmother of Nathan LEGER. Dear sister of Ann STROHM (late Allan,) Innisfil. Loving Auntie Gladys to Cherie TIMSON (Jeff) and their children Greg and Ashley, Thornhill; and Wayne STROHM, Innisfil. Predeceased by her parents Jessie (née BELL) and Arthur JOHNSON. Honouring Gladys' wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. Family graveside service will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, at a later date. Arrangements by the Malcolm, Deavitt, and Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke. (As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.) Online condolences and donations available at www.malcolmanddeavitt.com

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WOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
BOOTH, Joseph " Joe"
A resident of R.R.#5 Dresden, passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Monday, January 8, 2007 at the age of 81. Born in Beecher, Ontario., son of the late Willard and Maude (MURPHY) BOOTH. Joe owned, trained and drove standardbreds for over 50 years. He was a member of O.H.H.A., Standardbred Canada and the Dresden Legion Br. #113. Beloved husband of Edith (HARRISON) BOOTH. Loving father of Wanda and her husband Clark WOOLMAN of Dresden. Loving grandpa of Kelly and Mike SUTHERLAND, Joey WOOLMAN and Amanda WRIGHT. Sadly missed by great-grandchildren Alexis, Jade, and Clark. Dear brother of Ethel REID, Della McMILLAN, Peggie PAUL, Darlene WOOD, Mervel BOOTH, Fred BOOTH, James BOOTH and Doug SYMES. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Pearl KECK, Stella GURNEY, Eleanor McFADDEN, Bertha DENNIS, Leslie, Ernest and Arthur BOOTH. The Booth family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with Priest Ruth Ann HOYT of the Community of Christ, London officiating. Interment Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the visitation centre by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Community of Christ, Wabash. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. "A tree will be planted in memory of Joe BOOTH in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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WOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
WOOD, Murray
Suddenly at University Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2007 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Wendy. Loving father of Leah-Suzanne of Atlanta, Georgia and Derek of London. Proud grandfather of Trevor. Father-in-law of Lynne WOOD. Brother of Bob and Betty WOOD, Eileen DAVIS, all of Pt. Colborne, and the late Jim WOOD and Muriel WILLIAMS. Brother-in-law of Pat and Bill DRAPER, Peter and Barbara MONK, Chuck and Monica MONK, and Dot ENGLISH. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and special family friend Mary SANBORN. Murray served proudly with the Royal Canadian Air Force for over 25 years, retiring as a Squadron Leader. At the London Free Press, he worked for 17 years as Supervisor of Community Relations. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of London. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, January 11 at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. Bob BLACK. Cremation with interment later at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Rotary Club of London Foundation, 785 Wonderland Rd. S., P.O. Box 29056, London, Ontario N6K 4L9 would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
BOOTH, Joseph " Joe"
A resident of R.R.# 5 Dresden, passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Monday, January 8, 2007 at the age of 81. Born in Beecher, Ontario, son of the late Willard and Maude (MURPHY) BOOTH. Joe owned, trained and drove standardbreds for over 50 years. He was a member of O.H.H.A., Standardbred Canada and the Dresden Legion Br. #113. Beloved husband of Edith (HARRISON) BOOTH. Loving father of Wanda and her husband Clark WOOLMAN of Dresden. Loving grandpa of Kelly and Mike SUTHERLAND, Joey WOOLMAN and Amanda WRIGHT. Sadly missed by great-grandchildren Alexis, Jade, and Clark. Dear brother of Ethel REID, Della McMILLAN, Peggie PAUL, Darlene WOOD, Mervel BOOTH, Fred BOOTH, James BOOTH and Doug SYMES. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Pearl KECK, Stella GURNEY, Eleanor McFADDEN, Bertha DENNIS, Leslie, Ernest and Arthur BOOTH. The Booth family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with Priest Ruth Ann HOYT of the Community of Christ, London officiating. Interment Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the visitation centre by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Community of Christ, Wabash. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. "A tree will be planted in memory of Joe BOOTH in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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WOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
WOOD, Murray
Suddenly at University Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2007 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Wendy. Loving father of Leah-Suzanne of Atlanta, Georgia and Derek of London. Proud grandfather of Trevor. Caring Father-in-law of Lynne WOOD. Brother of Bob and Betty WOOD, Eileen DAVIS, all of Pt. Colborne, and the late Jim WOOD and Muriel WILLIAMS. Brother-in-law of Pat and Bill DRAPER, Peter and Barbara MONK, Chuck and Monica MONK, the late John MONK and Dot ENGLISH. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and special family friend Mary SANBORN. Murray served proudly with the Royal Canadian Air Force for over 25 years, retiring as a Squadron Leader. At the London Free Press, he worked for 17 years as Supervisor of Community Relations. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of London. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, January 11 at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. Bob BLACK. Cremation with interment later at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Rotary Club of London Foundation, 785 Wonderland Rd. S., P.O. Box 29056, London, Ontario N6K 4L9 would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
WOOD, Murray Wood
Suddenly at University Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2007 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Wendy. Loving father of Leah-Suzanne of Atlanta, Georgia and Derek of London. Proud grandfather of Trevor. Caring Father-in-law of Lynne WOOD. Brother of Bob and Betty WOOD, Eileen DAVIS, all of Pt. Colborne, and the late Jim WOOD and Muriel WILLIAMS. Brother-in-law of Pat and Bill DRAPER, Peter and Barbara MONK, Chuck and Monica MONK, the late John MONK and Dot ENGLISH. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and special family friend Mary Sanborn. Murray served proudly with the Royal Canadian Air Force for over 25 years, retiring as a Squadron Leader. At the London Free Press, he worked for 17 years as Supervisor of Community Relations. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of London. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, January 11 at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. Bob BLACK. Cremation with interment later at Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Rotary Club of London Foundation, 785 Wonderland Rd. S., P.O. Box 29056, London, Ontario N6K 4L9 would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WOOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
WOOD, Kenneth
In loving memory of Kenneth WOOD, Husband, Father, Grampa, Poppa who passed away January 14th, 2005. To some you may be forgotten To others a part of the past But to the ones who loved and lost you Your memory will always last. Sadly missed by wife Rena, children Ken, Nancy, Bonnie, Kevin and family.

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WOOD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-05 published
WOOD, Loretta - Mom and Nana
September 4, 2003
"You were someone very special Who can never be replaced Your memory in our daily lives Can never be erased."
Forever missed by; Family and Grandchildren Glenn and Bonnie WOOD, Joan and Jim HARRIS, Joe and Kathy RYTHER
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WOOD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-21 published
BATES, David Thomas
On November 4, 2007, with his family at his side, David passed away in St. Catharines General Hospital in his 42nd year. He is sadly missed by his parents, Paul BATES (Nancy) and Kathy BATES and his siblings Patricia BATES- WOOD (Gib), Michael, Andrew, and Matthew (Catharine). Especially mourned by his son Brandon. David grew up in the friendly atmosphere of Stayner and enjoyed many sports activities with his many Friends whom he often remembered. Online condolences accepted at: condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com.
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WOOD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-28 published
NOBLE, Tom
Passed away peacefully at the Clearwater Hospital, Clearwater, British Columbia on Tuesday November 20th. Loving father of sons - Rick and Paul and daughter Susan. He will be sadly missed by his siblings - brothers Bob and Jim NOBLE, sisters Shirley DAY and Joan WOOD. Special thanks to Gloria Petre and her family for their loving care. Cremation has taken place.
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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
SHULTIS, Doctor William Kenneth (1915-2007)
Dr. William Kenneth SHULTIS died suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, June 1, 2007 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the age of 92 years. He was born on March 24, 1915 in Port Colborne, Ontario to Doctor John and Mary Lavina Dawn SHULTIS. He was the youngest of four children. His brothers, John and Everett, and sister Vera all have predeceased him. After graduating from Port Colborne High School in 1932, he enrolled at McMaster University where he excelled at tennis and hockey. In 1933 he enrolled in Dentistry at the University of Toronto. During the summers of his University years he was a popular counsellor at Camp Ahmek on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, where he inspired in his young campers a great love of the outdoors during his many extended canoe trips. Upon graduation, Doctor SHULTIS practiced General Dentistry in Toronto from 1938 to 1942. In 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Dental Corps and served his country for two years in the Air force and one year each in the Navy and Army. Upon discharge in 1946, Doctor SHULTIS took postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1947. He then started, in Toronto, a private Orthodontics practice which he ran until his retirement in early 1988. He developed several novel techniques in Orthodontia, which he taught as an associate of Orthodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto from 1947-57. He also served in 1953 as chair of the Orthodontics section of the Canadian Dental Association, and in 1958 as chair of the Orthodontics Study Club. He was a long term member of the Granite Club in Toronto, and later when he moved to Calgary in 1991 he was a member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club. In 1940 Doctor SHULTIS was married to the former Dahlia Roberta AINLAY in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Ken was predeceased by his wife Dahlia in 1979. He later married the former Jean Margaret VANSTONE (McCORMICK) in 1980 in Galt, Ontario. Jean predeceased Ken in 2005. Doctor SHULTIS is survived by two children from his first marriage: Doctor John Kenneth (Susan) SHULTIS of Manhattan, Kansas, and their daughters Kate (Ed) WENNINGER and Carrie (Nate) REITZ and granddaughters Abby, Anna, Cara, and Millie; and Dahlia Sue (Jack) WOOD of Calgary. From his second marriage, Ken is survived by Jean's three children: Barbara Elizabeth (Jim) BRIGNALL of Calgary, and sons Chris (Alisha) BRIGNALL and Eric BRIGNALL and grand_son Keenan; Helen Margaret (Bruce) MURRAY of St. Catharines, and daughters Chandra and Jillian and Frederick Walter (Patty) VANSTONE of Vancouver and daughters Sheila and Laurie. Doctor SHULTIS will be remembered as a very kind and generous person, always of good humour, and with concern for others. He never met a stranger, making Friends with his congeniality and his signature butterscotch candy. His children remember the skating years at the Granite Club, and the wonderful canoe trips with him in Algonquin Park; his grandchildren treasure the stories he told; and his great-grandchildren remember his extraordinary whistling. A private family gathering will be held in Calgary. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto on Thursday, June 21, 2007. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com Arrangements in care of McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-09 published
McINTOSH, Mavis Irene (formerly KNOWLES, née MALLINSON)
It is with great sadness that the three children of Mavis Irene Knowles McINTOSH announce her passing on June 2, 2007, at the age of 86. Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Village of Sandalwood Park Nursing Home, Brampton, Ontario. Beloved wife and companion for 15 years of John Albert McINTOSH who passed away in 2004. Loving and devoted wife for 29 years of Frederick KNOWLES who passed away in 1972. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Rosemary and Harvey BRUNER, Carolyn KNOWLES and Guy BONNETTA, and Ansy KROUGLICOF and Harold KNOWLES. Dear grandmother of Katie (Neil MARUOKA), Emily (Vadim KAZAKOV), Jennifer, Maggie, Heidi, Andrew, Nicholas, and Jonathan. Mom's last outing was on April 25th, 2007 when she visited her great-granddaughter Molly Noelle MARUOKA who was just nine days old. Mavis will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law Nancy and Kenneth MALLINSON (Langley, British Columbia), Pat BURNS and John MALLINSON (Lachine, Quebec), Audrey KNOWLES (Pointe Claire, Quebec), Mary BRANDON (Fenelon Falls, Ontario,) and Isobel and Doug CLERK (Fenelon Falls, Ontario,) her nieces, nephews and cousins. Mavis is predeceased by her brothers Robert and Harold MALLINSON. She has relatives and Friends right across Canada, from British Columbia to the Atlantic Provinces and will be fondly remembered by them all. Mom was born in Montreal on July 9th, 1920, the daughter of Donalda Grace (WOOD) and George James MALLINSON. She graduated from West Hill High School in 1938. After completing a secretarial course, she worked at Ciba Company and Allied War Supplies. As the daughter of an National Hockey League referee, she had a great love of sports throughout her life. She was a member of the Notre-Dame de Grace Tennis Club and spent many winter weekends in the Laurentians skiing. After her marriage to Fred in 1943, the couple enjoyed teaching their children how to have fun. Ice skating, swimming, bike riding, fishing and going on picnics were family pastimes. For many years, Mavis and Fred were enthusiastic members of the Montreal West Curling Club. Mom was also an active member of Westmount Baptist Church and taught Bible study at the church's summer retreat in the Eastern Townships, Cedar Lodge. In 1979, Mom moved to Brampton to be closer to her grandchildren. She took up lawn bowling and joined the local Brampton club. In early 1989, Mom was introduced to John McINTOSH. The happy couple married and moved to Belleville where they enjoyed visits with John's family. Mom was a member of the Belleville Newcomers Club and Ladies Euchre Group. As well as ensuring her children were well educated, Mom passed on to them a great love of music. She was herself part of many musical organizations. She sang in the Westmount Baptist Choir and the Brampton Choral Society, and was a member of the Sandalwood Chime Choir. She loved listening to performances of the Metropolitan Opera on the radio and tolerated her son's rock band practices in the basement of the Belmore Avenue home. Mom was a helpful daughter, a caring sister, a good wife and a wonderful mother. She was a proud and loving grandmother. Most important of all, you could not ask for a better friend. We will all miss her infectious laugh. Many thanks to the staff at Sandalwood who looked after Mom with kindness, patience, and understanding. Also, thank-you to the nursing staff in Ward 4A at the Peel Memorial Hospital. A private cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Montreal Memorial Park, 3955 Cote de Liesse, St. Laurent, Quebec, on June 23rd, 2007 at 12: 00 noon, followed by interment. Afterwards, there will be a reception at the home of Harold KNOWLES, 256 Percival Avenue, Montreal West, H4X 1T9. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for the new Brampton Civic Hospital may be made to the William Osler Health Centre Foundation, Brampton Office, 20 Lynch Street, Brampton, Ontario, L6W 9Z9 at (905) 796-4018.

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
TILSTON, Mark Andrew, P.Eng, PhD
Passed away peacefully at home on June 21, 2007 surrounded by his family after a brave battle with melanoma. Mark, much loved husband of Jackie (née WOOD) and loving father of Michael (Georgetown) and Megan (Toronto) was able to live and enjoy one perfect year on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Sadly missed by his mother Eloi TILSTON (Kemptville,) his brother Stephen and wife Joanne (Perth), his brother David and wife Janice (Perth), and his sister Carol and husband Carl CANNON (Kemptville,) along with all his nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by all the members of Jackie's family -- his in-laws, Ron and Jean WOOD (Salt Spring Island,) sister-in-law Jill and husband Bruce LONG (Furry Creek, British Columbia) and sister-in-law Jennifer and husband Neil COURT (East Sussex, United Kingdom). Mark requested that there be no service but that his ashes be scattered at a special place that he chose on the Island. If Friends so desire, donations may be made in his memory to Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, 135 Crofton Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, V8K 1T1 or to Bessie Dane Foundation and Hospice, Box 521 Ganges P.O., Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, V8K 2W2. A very special thank you is extended by his family to Doctor Shane Barclay (Salt Spring Island) and Doctor Andrew Attwell (British Columbia Cancer Centre - Victoria), all the staff of the Palliative Care Unit as well as the very supportive home care and nursing staff of the Home and Community Care Service (Salt Spring Island) for helping us through such a difficult time.

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-28 published
'He became effortless in his greatness'
It was his experience under fire as an army medic serving in Italy during the Second World War that imbued him with a spiritual appreciation of humanity, writes Sandra MARTIN. He would later draw on it as one of Canada's finest classical actors
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
A man who could command a stage in any country and who chose to make his career in Canada, William HUTT was a formidable presence at the Stratford Festival since its founding in 1953, appearing in myriad roles from Prospero, Lear and Falstaff to Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. For fans, he made Shakespeare accessible, speaking in his homegrown voice rather than adopting plummy tones from across the Atlantic. For actors, he was a mentor, a friend and an avuncular presence, showing them how to inhabit a stage without hogging the limelight. And he did it all with generosity and panache. The stage was his home, and no stages were more familiar to him than those at Stratford, where he performed in 130 productions over 39 seasons.
"This is a historic moment in Canadian arts," Richard MONETTE, artistic director of the festival, said in an interview. "It is a cause of mourning for this loss and also a cause of great celebration because of his legacy. He was a great classical actor and he essayed all the great roles. He was equally at home with crowds as well as kings. He had a great range, everybody in the audience could relate to him - whether they were society people or farmers, he could appeal to them. He became effortless in his greatness."
William Ian deWitt HUTT was the middle of three children of Edward deWitt HUTT, a magazine editor, and Caroline Frances Havergal (née WOOD.) His mother suffered from septicemia after his birth, and was soon pregnant with her third child. Consequently, he spent long periods of time with an aunt and uncle in Hamilton. "My aunt belonged to Christ Church and they were doing a Christmas pageant. I was only 4 or 5 years old, but I wanted to be in it," he said later. He had only one line - "Beads for sale" - that he delivered looking directly at the audience. At that moment, he fell in love with performing.
During the Depression, his father's magazines failed and he was forced to sell insurance, a job he "loathed," and to move his wife and children into a home belonging to her family. Young Bill attended Vaughan Road Collegiate and then North Toronto Collegiate, performing occasionally in school productions, including a role as a policeman in The Pirates of Penzance. A gangly loner, he was socially awkward as a teenager; that's when he realized he was bisexual. Homosexuality was morally taboo and illegal in the 1930s, and that increased his sense of isolation from his family and his peers.
He did very poorly in high school and left without graduating in 1941 to enlist in the army and the 7th Light Field Ambulance Unit. He was 21 and, unlike many young men who dash off to war deluded by visions of glory, he "had no intention of shooting anybody," as he explained in an interview in his Stratford living room last Friday afternoon.
After going overseas, he saw a production of Arsenic and Old Lace in London with Sybil Thorndike and Lillian Braithwaite that enthralled him, but it was his experience as a medic that imbued him with a spiritual appreciation of humanity that he would draw on later as an actor. "You see a lot of death and dying and the one thing you realize is that the cheapest commodity on the market is one human life." He won the Military Medal for bravery and was promoted from corporal to sergeant after he volunteered to set up a first aid centre under heavy mortar fire just north of Cassino in Italy. He never liked talking about his heroism, explaining that "you just do what needs to be done, you don't think about it."
When he returned to Toronto in 1946, he marched into Exhibition Stadium and was told that his parents were sitting in the section of the stands marked H. When he saw his mother for the first time in five years, she looked at him blankly across a morbid divide of devastating experience, and said nothing, not even his name. "It haunted me for a while," he admitted on Friday.
He realized he "had to get on with my life," so he enrolled at the University of Toronto's Trinity College, which gave him a high-school equivalency based on his war service. He performed at the Hart House theatre, and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 1949.
By then, he had already gained experience in summer repertory and a season with Canadian Repertory Theatre in Ottawa. He also directed Little Theatre groups throughout Ontario and adjudicated for the Western Ontario Drama League from 1948 to 1952. When he heard that Tom PATTERSON was launching the Stratford Festival in 1953, he said he had to look up the place on a map. Although he thought Mr. PATTERSON was "out of his cotton-picking mind," he signed on and spent most of the next decade serving an apprenticeship in supporting roles such as Sir Robert Brackenbury and Captain Blunt in Richard III and Minister of State in All's Well That Ends Well in the festival's inaugural season, and Froth in Measure for Measure, Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew and Leader of the Chorus in Oedipus Rex the following year, when he became the first recipient of the Tyrone Guthrie Award.
He was not an overnight sensation, waiting until after he was 40 to land his first major role at Stratford - Prospero in The Tempest - in the festival's 10th season in 1962. The following year, he dazzled critics and audiences with his sexually ambivalent portrayal of Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida.
Although the stage was his mainstay, Mr. HUTT also appeared in film and on television, notably as a port-soaked Sir John A. Macdonald in the 1974 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television production of Pierre Berton's The National Dream, a performance that earned him both a Genie and an Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists award. He also played the father in Robin Phillips's The Wars, based on the novel written by his friend, Timothy Findley. Mr. HUTT generally disliked the disjointed "bits and pieces" approach of filmmaking, complaining that it was antithetical to the process of developing a character and fleshing it out with other actors in the immediacy of a continuous theatrical performance. Nevertheless, he recently starred in six episodes of the television series Slings and Arrows, playing an aging actor performing Lear.
People were surprised when he was cast in the female role of Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest in 1975, but he made the character his own. He said he learned "stillness" from a comment by director Robin Phillips: "Lady Bracknell moves through a room without disturbing one speck of dust." Her towering feathered hat perched atop his 6-foot-2 frame made it awkward for him to move, and he resolved "never to move on stage, unless it improved on stillness." What he wanted to share with the audience was the fact that "thought conveys itself" through the stillness that precedes movement.
In 1979, he played the fool to Peter Ustinov's Lear, making way for the British actor's celebrity turn on the Stratford stage in a role that Mr. HUTT had already played twice. But it was Mr. HUTT's tragic death-haunted fool that drew the raves; according to backstage lore, Mr. Ustinov was "shaken" by his supporting actor's greatness, never thinking that "such an actor was here on this continent."
He had a dry spell at Stratford under John Hirsch, who was artistic director from 1981 to 1985, and only cast him in one role. He fared better under John Neville, but truly enjoyed a renaissance when Richard MONETTE became artistic director in 1994. By then, Mr. HUTT had become heavily involved in the Grand Theatre in nearby London, where Martha Henry was artistic director from 1988 to 1994, and had appeared at the rival Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Man and Superman in 1989.
When Mr. HUTT received a Governor-General's Award for lifetime achievement in the performing arts in 1992, he couldn't accept in person because he was performing in A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room at the Grand. The following season, he had three major roles at Stratford: Falstaff in Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, diplomat Harry Raymond in Timothy Findley's The Stillborn Lover (a play that Mr. Findley had written for Mr. HUTT and actress Martha Henry; Stratford reprised it in 1995 as a 75th birthday present for him), and James Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey Into Night.
About this time, people began asking when he would retire from the stage. He blamed himself for starting the rumour after he performed in The Tempest at Stratford in 1999 and said he wanted to take a year off. That same year, Canada Post issued a stamp celebrating the Stratford Festival with an image of its famous thrust stage superimposed with an ethereal depiction of Mr. HUTT as Prospero with his arms outstretched and a wistful expression on his face. The following year, the City of Stratford renamed the Waterloo Street bridge in his honour.
Instead of taking a final bow at Stratford, he added a new venue to his repertoire by agreeing to play the poet Spooner in Soulpepper's remounting of Harold Pinter's No Man Land in 2003, the first time he had been on a Toronto stage in nearly two decades. " HUTT's Spooner is a miracle of economy, delivering every ounce of the text with an efficiency that makes his performance almost terse in the play's first act," said Kate TAILOR/TAYLOR, then theatre critic for The Globe and Mail, before he "masterfully delivers Spooner's final proposal with an expansiveness that leaves one speculating about the desperation beneath and so closes the play."
The man who lured Mr. HUTT to Toronto was Soulpepper impresario Albert SCHULTZ. A member of the Young Company when Robin Phillips was artistic director at Stratford, Mr. SCHULTZ had played Edgar to Mr. HUTT's desolate monarch in the festival's 1989 production of King Lear. Mr. HUTT returned to Toronto and to Soulpepper in 2004 to play Vladimir in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. During rehearsals, he told The Globe's Ian Brown that "most of my dark moments now centre around just how many more years I am going to be granted. When I turned 80, the heart specialist - because I have a bit of a heart problem - said, 'Well, after 80, it's a bit of a crapshoot, you know.' " By then, he had a bad back from an injury he incurred in the 1950s when, as a minor player in The Merry Wives of Windsor, he jumped into a laundry hamper and jolted his spine.
Although Mr. HUTT had officially retired from Stratford at the end of 2005 with his poignant and masterful performance as Prospero in The Tempest, leaving the audience with the final words, "Let your indulgence set me free," he agreed to come back for one role this year as a farewell gesture to artistic director Richard MONETTE, in Diana LeBlanc's production of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. In March, he underwent a series of tests and was diagnosed with anemia, which turned into acute leukemia. He withdrew from the play, offering "my most profound apologies for the problems and inconvenience I'm sure it will cause."
And then he prepared for what he said on Friday was his final project - death - of which he was determined to be the "project manager." With landscape gardener Matthew MacKAY, the man who shared his home since 1973, he chose a cemetery plot and decided on his epitaph: Soldier and Actor. After a stay in hospital, he returned to his home on the banks of the Avon in Stratford and visited with family and Friends, including Albert SCHULTZ. "Bill was extremely brave and generous in preparing those near to him for his final exit. And yet today it seems unthinkable that he is no longer among us," he said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Mr. HUTT decided it was time to go back to hospital. That same afternoon, Michael Therriault, who once played Ariel to Mr. HUTT's Prospero and is currently getting raves as Gollum in the English production of The Lord of the Rings, cancelled a performance to fly home to see him. Sadly, he arrived a few hours too late.
The three stages of William HUTT
His voice was commanding and polite when I requested an interview two weeks ago. "I will be happy to talk with you, but my days are short," he said. "I am looking on my demise as a project, and I am the project manager." We set a date for last Friday afternoon.
On a clear, sunny day I walked across the bridge named in his honour to his house on Waterloo Street in Stratford, where the white Cadillac, with WMHUTT on the licence plate, was parked in the driveway. I rang the doorbell and was ushered into the living room by his housemate, Matthew MacKAY. Wearing a loose, brown-patterned shirt over casual trousers and, with terribly swollen ankles showing above a pair of moccasins, Mr. HUTT sat in a wing chair beside a window. He was attached to a portable oxygen tank and did not rise to greet me -- yet another indication, from an unfailingly courteous man, that his strength was failing. His face had a waxy pallor and, as a reformed smoker after more than 60 years of cigarettes, he was often racked with coughing spells, but his conversation was thoughtful and engaging. Over the next 90 minutes, he talked frankly about his parents, the war and his introduction to death before he had had a chance to know much about life. He said there are three major changes: The first is adolescence, when things happen to your body and your mind. The second stage is when you are in your 20s and your parents become your Friends rather than authority figures (the war had interrupted that process for him and left him divided from his parents). The third stage, the one he was entering, is death and wondering what that will be like.
Mr. HUTT was well aware of his own capacities as an actor. "I will leave the word 'great' to history," he said, "but I do know that in some kind of way, my career as an actor has paralleled the growth of theatre in this country." He said he had always been very practical as an actor, and that his decision to stay home rather than to chase fame in London and New York came from an "arrogant pride" in Canada. "I had no intention of leaving this country until I was invited. I wasn't going to beg." And by doing so, he showed that it was possible to have both a stellar career here and illustrious offers to work elsewhere. Of artistic director Richard MONETTE, who built so much of the last 15 years at the festival around him, Mr. HUTT said: "He has prolonged my life and my career."
The only question he deflected was about his romantic life. He referred to his housemate Mr. MacKAY as "the backbone of my life," but insisted on keeping the nature of their relationship private. "He has his own life, he always has had. I know people would like to pigeonhole it, but it isn't a pigeonhole thing."
Sensing his fatigue, I said my goodbyes. After struggling to get up, he pulled my face down and kissed me on both cheeks, a farewell that only now I realize was permanent. Sandra MARTIN
William deWitt HUTT was born in Toronto on May 2, 1920. He died in hospital in Stratford, Ontario, on June 27, 2007, of acute leukemia. He was 87. A funeral is being planned for Saint_James Anglican Church in Stratford.

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
MURRAY, Margaret " Maggie" (née BAIRD)
After a brief illness and 96 productive years, Margaret "Maggie" (BAIRD) MURRAY died on Monday, July 9, 2007. Born in Outremont, Quebec, she lived most of her adult life in her beloved downtown Toronto.
Margaret first worked as a teacher, then obtained a degree in Library Science from U of T. She accepted an appointment to the Toronto Public Library, later holding positions at the Ontario Addiction Research Fdn., TransCanada Airlines, and the Ontario School of Hygiene. She finished a distinguished career as Chief Librarian for the University of Toronto Law School, where she treasured her relationships with colleagues, students and faculty.
Maggie was a warm and loyal friend. She had a wonderful sense of humour and will be remembered as a raconteuse extraordinaire She had a passionate belief in the value of literacy and education as the keys to success and fulfillment. With a lively interest in the performing arts scene in Toronto, she loved attending concerts, plays, music and dance events. Her volunteer activities included the Red Cross, The United Church Archives, and English as a Second Language coaching.
Maggie was a prodigious and talented knitter. She furnished Friends and family with a steady supply of hand-knit socks, leaving tangible, multi-coloured and "therapeutic" reminders of her generosity and affection. A wonderful role model, she never relinquished her good manners or positive attitude, persevering with good cheer through changing times and circumstances.
Margaret was predeceased by her father, John R. BAIRD, and her mother, Edith K. (McLELLAN) BAIRD, as well as by a brother, Norman and a sister, Fallie. She was devoted to her surviving family - her sister Janet H. (BAIRD) MacRAE of Goderich, sister-in-law Jean Murray COLE, nieces and nephews Duncan MacRAE, Anne (MacRAE) WHEELOCK, Sally COLE, Leslie (COLE) CRUMP, Ian COLE, Alan COLE, Catherine (COLE) WOOD, and Emily COLE. Special Friends Diana Crawford and Mary-Virginia Hart are remembered with affection and gratitude.
At Margaret's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to honour her memory may do so by making a donation to the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Trust Fund (T.P.L.), 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R5, the National Ballet Co. of Canada, or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be addressed to: The Simple Alternative, 275 Les Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V1.

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-02 published
WOOD, Adele Louise
Died peacefully, at home, on July 31, 2007, in her 91st year, surrounded by her family, Friends and caregivers. She was predeceased by her husband Reginald WOOD and her son-in-law Rolf KROGER. She will be profoundly missed by her children: Linda, Reg, Lorraine, Robert, Ele and Debbie; her grandchildren: Jonathan, Nicole, Christina, Linda, Taylor, Genna and Devon; her sister Sue and brother-in-law Alf; her niece Wendy and family, and her many Friends. The family would appreciate donations to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray St, 4th Floor, Box 13 Toronto, Ontario M5T 3L9, 416-586-4800 ext. 7884. A Celebration of Adele's life will follow at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.turnerporter.ca

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-07 published
HOBSON, William Norman " Bill"
At Ajax Pickering Hospital on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Rose. Loving father of Dave and his wife Debbie of Ajax, Christine WOOD and her husband Doug of Whitby, Donna HOBSON of Whitby and Russell and his wife Kimberly-Anne of La Salle. Dear brother of George, Mary and Margaret. Cherished grandfather of 5 and great-grandfather of 1. Bill will sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. In memory of Bill donations may be made to the Ajax Pickering Hospital Building Brick Campaign. There will be a Celebration of Bill's Life held on Saturday, September 8, 2007 from 2 p.m. at Dave and Debbie's Home 11 Jacwin Drive Ajax. Arrangements entrusted to the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel 600 Monaghan Rd., S., Peterborough. Ontario.

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-12 published
MORAN, James Alexander 'Jim'
Peacefully at his home in London on Friday, September 7, 2007 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of May, née MATHESON (1990) and devoted father of John (1993) and Michael (1949). Dear uncle of Susan PEPPER and Bill HARPER of London, Barbara and Cam STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Kincardine, and John BROOK of Toronto. Cherished great-uncle of Michael WOOD (Nicole) of London, Kathryn HARPER (Patrick BEDNAREK) of Montreal, Vicky McGEE (Riley) of Edmonton, Craig STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Port Colborne, and Michael STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Banff. Born in London, Jim attended Ryerson Public School and Central Secondary School. He served in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in England and northwest Europe, 1940-1945. Following the war, he continued with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps militia in London, serving as Lieutenant-Colonel, 1957-61. Jim worked in human resources for many years, first at Westminster Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital and latterly at Victoria Hospital. After retiring in 1980, he remained active in the Royal London Military Institute, the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Officers Association, Wolseley Barracks Officers Mess and contributed as a dedicated volunteer for many service organizations, including Middlesex Kiwanis Club and Meals on Wheels. Jim was grateful to all those Friends, neighbours, and professionals who supported his independence and assisted with his care and comfort in his final years. Friends may call on Friday from 2-5 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Sa turday, September 15 at 2: 00 p.m. by Rev. Andrew REID. Memorial contributions to the Victorian Order of Nurses Middlesex-Elgin, 200-1151 Florence Street, London, Ontario N5W 2M7, the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex/London, 78 Riverside Drive, London, Ontario N6H 1B4 or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
WOOD, Connla Thomas (20 May 1930-24 September 2007)
Connla passed away suddenly at the Victoria General Hospital having had a stroke two weeks earlier. Born in London, England, at the beginning of the Depression, he and his mother made their way to Madeira after the early death of Connla's father. At the outbreak of the war they fled to Victoria where Connla attended Glen Lyon and Oak Bay High School before his studies at Victoria College, University of British Columbia, and the London School of Economics. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a reserve officer, worked for the Hydrographic Service on the Coast Guard Ship William J. Stewart along the coast of British Columbia, and in Britain worked for the British Council as a courier. From an early age he was a member of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. In 1957 he joined the Department of Defence Production and subsequently worked for the Dept. of Trade and Commerce, the Brewers' Association and Export Development Corporation. In 1978 he was appointed Manager, Atlantic Region, opening a new office in Halifax. In 1990 he retired after 32 years in government service and moved with his wife, Anne (TOLMIE,) to Victoria. Connla actively pursued a leadership role in communities where he lived, serving as Commodore of the Gatineau River Yacht Club, Warden of St. Bartholomew's Church in Ottawa, Measurer of the Tempest Class in the XXI Olympics at Kingston, Vice-President Canadian Yachting Association, President of his Victoria Condominium Council, Staff Captain at Royal Victoria Yacht Club, and on the Boards of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Council of B.C. Yacht Clubs, and Marine Parks Forever Society. He will be greatly missed by Anne and by many family and Friends for his support, for his warmth and for his generosity. There will be a gathering for Friends and family on Friday, 12 October 2007 at 2: 30 p.m., at Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon, Victoria. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice, or to the Greater Victoria Hospital Foundation.

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

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-10 published
BOARDMAN, Pauline Carolyn " Carol" (née WOOD)
Passed away suddenly in her home in Duncan, British Columbia on October 3, 2007 in her 73rd year. Beloved wife and friend of B. Richard of 51 years. Dear mother of Heather (Daniel) TLEN of White Horse, Yukon Territory, Ted (Julie) of Mississauga, Ontario and Susan (Russ) SAGERT of Oslo, Norway. Grandmother of Sophia, Helena, Brett, Jenessa, Erika, James, Joshua and Allison. Carolyn is also survived by her brothers Donald and Timothy and sisters JoAnne and Jennifer. She will be sadly missed by many relatives and Friends. Celebration of Life Services will be held in Duncan, British Columbia and in Ontario at later dates. Arrangements entrusted to Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, British Columbia. Online condolences may be offered at www.sandsfuneral.com Sands of Duncan (250) 746-5212

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
WOOD, Donna Jean (née ROBLIN)
Passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Sunday October 10, 2007 at the Winston Park Retirement Home in Kitchener, Ontario at age 87. Predeceased (March 2007) by Robert, her devoted husband of 61 years. Loving mother of Ellen (the late Randy), Wilson (Virginia TAILOR/TAYLOR) and Robert (Deborah.) Devoted grandmother of Michael BOUCHER (Beverly,) Randolph BOUCHER (Angela,) Taylor WOOD, Jessica WOOD, Valerie-Ellen WOOD and DonnaMarie WOOD. Great-grandmother of Zachary, Sarrah and Brittney BOUCHER. Sister of Joanne MILLER (Art) and brother Murray ROBLIN (the late Pat.) Born in 1920 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she moved to Toronto in the late 1930s on a scholarship from the Royal Conservatory of Music. As a student she began teaching music to children at St. Christopher Settlement House. This became Donna's passion and purpose in life as she taught thousands of young children. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Early Childhood Music Education program at the Conservatory and Teacher Training Programs at Ryerson University. Through the International Society of Music Education, she presented papers at various global conferences. In 1982, she published a text book 'Move Sing Listen Play' which has been sold around the world. In 1987, the Association for Early Childhood Education Ontario presented her with the Children's Service Award and Medal for outstanding contributions toward improving the quality of life for young children. She was the founder of the Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario formed in1990. Based on her lifetime contributions to music education, The Royal Conservatory of Music appointed her a Fellow of The Royal Conservatory of Music in 2002. Memorial service and celebration of Donna's life will be held at 1: 00 on Saturday October 20th at the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Avenue West (West of Avenue Road). A reception celebrating Donna's professional career and contributions to Early Childhood Music will be hosted by the Royal Conservatory of Music when a special music room named in her honor will be opened during the fall of 2008 (details forthcoming). In lieu of flowers in Donna's memory, donations may be made to The Royal Conservatory of Music, 90 Croatia Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1K9; the Robert and Donna Wood Scholarship Fund, ECMA Ontario, information@ecmaontario.ca; or The Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 1200 Bay Street, Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A5.

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
WOOD, Geraldine Marie "Zsa" (formerly SIFTON, née McINTYRE)
(July 30, 1917-October 10, 2007)
Passed away of natural causes peacefully at her home surrounded by her family: daughters Lyn WESTWOOD, Martha SIFTON (Mike) and son, Jamie SIFTON (Suzanne.) She was predeceased by her first husband, Clifford McLean SIFTON in 1953, her second, Peter WOOD in 1987 and her eldest son John (Jack) SIFTON in 1989. Also by her parents William Jacob (1980) and Alexandra (1991) McINTYRE, brother Jack (World War 2) and sister Peggy (1981),
She will be missed by her stepchildren David (Nancy), Alastair and Jennifer WOOD and her grand and step-grandchildren, Ashton and Whitney WESTWOOD, Tiffany (Jason) SIFTON and Joshua, Daniel and Thea WOOD. She will also be missed by her sister Mary Lou (Jim) and their children Jamie and Mary, as well as by the children of her sister Peggy; Sandra, Sue (John) and Shelly.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, step-mother and friend, and her magnetic personality drew a wide circle around her during her years in Saskatoon, Toronto, Greenwich and Darien, Connecticut. Each summer, she was the much-loved chatelaîne at her beloved Whitney Point in the Thousand Islands. Her generous heart will be remembered by us all.
A memorial mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 16 at 2: 00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. (At her request, cremation will have taken place before the service.) The family will welcome all Friends at a celebration of Gerry's life at her home after the service.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the National Ballet of Canada in her honour will be appreciated.

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-24 published
CHARLTON, Isabel Leask (née FINDLAY) (1911-2007)
Died peacefully at Queen's Square Terrace, Cambridge, Ontario October 20, 2007. Predeceased by her husband David S., her dear sons Tony, David and Bill and her sisters Betty WOOD and Margaret AMBROSE. Loving 'Granny' to Eleanor, Ted, Ian (Sara,) Brefney, Jenny, Emma, Andrea (Jonathan WILLSON), Gillian (Michael FULLILOVE) and Gordon and her four great-grandchildren Abigail, Sam and Lucy CHARLTON and Patrick FULLILOVE. Dear mother-in-law to Joan, Anne and Janet. Aunt of Fiona WOOD, Judy AMBROSE, Tim CHARLTON, Diane WOODSIT, Louise WOOD and Jim AMBROSE. The family would like to thank the devoted staff of Queen's Square Terrace, Lisa (Bayshore Services,) Anne HIGGINSON and loyal friend Theresa (Trisha) MORBROOK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Scott Mission, 502 Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2H1, Central Presbyterian Church, 7 Queen's Square, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 1H4 or a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, Ontario on November 10, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m.

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-10 published
OGILVIE, Joyce Amy (née REID)
Peacefully, at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, on Saturday, December 8, 2007 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Noel "Buzz" John OGILVIE (1998.) Loving mother of Donna WOOD and her husband William, and John. Cherished grandmother of Sara RIDGLEY (Don) and David KERSHAW (Elise) and great-grandmother of Ashlyn, Will and Felicia. Dearly loved sister of Donna DYCK. Also missed by godchildren Eric SMITH, Sara MASON, and Ann NAGEL. Predeceased by sisters Isabel and Glenna. Joyce was a proud supporter of the Canadian Red Cross and a disaster relief volunteer with the American Red Cross. She loved Saint_Joseph Parish where she was a longtime member. Joyce spent many years as a member/ volunteer of the West Lincoln Association of the Mentally Handicapped. She was a pioneer woman aviator and the youngest woman pilot to solo a plane in Canada. Visitation at Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, 11 Mountain Street, Grimsby (905-945-2755) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Funeral Prayers at 8 p.m.. A Mass of Celebration will take place at Saint_Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 135 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 11 a.m. Burial at Mountain Cemetery, Grimsby. If desired, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Red Cross would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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WOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-14 published
HARVEY, John D.
Peacefully, at Credit Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 13, 2007 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Patricia, for over 48 years. Loving Dad of Ann Harvey HOPE (Shaun HOPE,) and Gordon. Doting Grandpa of Katie and Ian HOPE. He will be fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law Bob TAILOR/TAYLOR (Marian,) Bill TAILOR/TAYLOR (Fran) and Ron WOOD, and many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. He was predeceased by his parents Archie and Gladys (née POCOCK,) and sisters Elsie WOOD and Marjorie. John's family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Princess Margaret Hospital and Credit Valley Hospital Palliative Care, especially to Doctor Rick SHEPPARD, Jane FARRELL, and Rev. Canon Jim WOOLLEY for their kindness, support and care of John. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. this Sunday. A Celebration of John's Life will be held on Monday, December 17th, 2007 at Saint Thomas á Becket Anglican Church, 3535 South Common Court., at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Credit Valley Hospital Palliative Care Unit, the Princess Margaret Hospital or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.
Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 Online condolences at www.neweduk.com

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