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BODDAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
SMITH, Daphne Margaret (ne BODDAM- WHETHAM)
Peacefully at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, on Thursday, September 28th, 2007. Daphne SMITH of Toronto (in her 89th year.) Beloved wife of the late Gerald Edward SMITH. Loving mother of Peter SMITH and his wife Fran of Midhurst, Barry (Artis) SMITH and his wife Germaine SALSBERG of New York City, Wendy SMITH and her late husband Lorne of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Kathleen VENN and her husband Tim of Barrie, and Kevin SMITH of Newmarket. Dear sister of the late Pam CARPENDALE and Arthur BODDAM- WHETHAM. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto, on Friday, October 5th at 3: 00 o'clock. Arrangments entrusted to Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie, L4M 1L4. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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BODDINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
BODDINGTON, Ann, B.A. (Oxon)
Ann BODDINGTON, honorary member of University of Toronto Scarborough where she was a member of the faculty of Humanities (Classics) 1965-1995, was born in Burghill, Hereford, England on September 21, 1929 and died June 11, 2007 at Scarborough General Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her family in England, her brother Ray BODDINGTON and his wife Norma, her sister Elizabeth (Lib) BENNETT and her husband Rodney, by her nieces and nephews in Britain and Australia and by her many Friends, neighbours and colleagues. Friends will be received at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Avenue E.) on Thursday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Funeral Service in Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. The Ann Boddington Prize has been established and will be presented annually to a student who has made a significant contribution to Music Performance and also exemplifies good College-citizenship. Friends are invited to contribute to this prize, c/o The Department of Humanities, University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4.
Ave atque vale. S.T.T.L.

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BODDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-26 published
BASKETT, Wing Commander C.A. "Toby," D.F.C., Royal Air Force (Rtd.)
Died peacefully on Sunday, June 24th, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Vivian, loving father of Lynne BODDY, brother of Geoffrey BASKETT and the late John BASKETT and uncle of Patrick BASKETT. A funeral will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, Toronto, P.O. Box 2414, M4P 1E4. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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BODDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
Pilot was one of the first to fly bombing missions against Germany
Already in the Royal Air Force when the war started, he finished two tours of duty in 15 months before being sent to Canada to train air crews. Years later, he sold real estate in Toronto
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Toby BASKETT was already one of the Royal Air Force's most seasoned operational pilots. Flying dangerously slow and obsolete aircraft, he was among the first to bomb Germany.
He was also among the first to be decorated. In September, 1940, he won a Distinguished Flying Cross for piloting a Handley Page Hampden bomber on a daring raid against a German industrial target. One of his fellow officers, Air Commodore John MITCHELL, described it as "an extraordinary raid on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, at a very low level, destroying lock gates on this all-important artery for German industry."
Flight Lieutenant BASKETT was involved in at least four raids on the canal that year. Later in the war, the canal and its dam were successfully attacked by more advanced Lancaster bombers using a special bouncing bomb that was portrayed in the film The Dam Busters.
The early raids were flown by much smaller bombers just after the fall of France, a time when Britain stood alone in Europe against Germany. Mr. BASKETT flew mostly twin-engine Hampdens, which, along with the Whitley and Wellington bombers, was all that the overstretched Royal Air Force could muster against German targets. With the Battle of Britain raging, fighters were needed for defence, so the missions went without benefit of escorts.
Their opponent, the Luftwaffe, was the world's most modern air force and flew at full strength, with the result that about half of the 1,400 Hampdens built were lost to flak and German fighters. It was also a tricky aircraft to fly and many went down in accidents.
"The Hampden was a death trap," Mr. MITCHELL said from his home in Lymington, England. "There was a narrow fuselage and the crew sat one behind the other. It was almost impossible for one pilot to take over from another."
The Hampden also laid mines in ports and canals in Europe. In his logbook, Mr. BASKETT records "gardening," a code word for laying mines. He laid ordnance (the "vegetable") in Dutch and French ports and in the Kiel Canal, a strategic waterway that links the Baltic with the North Sea.
Mine laying was hazardous work because the planes had to fly slow and low - 150 metres or less - making them easy targets. He was also involved in trying to thwart the German invasion of Norway in April, 1940. "Ordered to attack enemy battleship off coast of Norway," he wrote in his logbook. "Unable to locate target."
Mr. BASKETT's other targets included German air bases and at least one town. In 1974, he read a book about bombing missions during the early part of the war and it occurred to him that he might have been the first. He contacted the Royal Air Force Historical Branch and sent details of one particular raid.
"On May 11th, 1940, I took off from Royal Air Force Hemswell in Hampden L.4109 of No. 61 Squadron, 5 Group, to bomb the Cross Roads in Munchen-Gladbach," Mr. BASKETT wrote, adding how the flight took four hours and 45 minutes. "I wonder if your records confirm that I had the doubtful privilege of being the first Royal Air Force type to drop a bomb on German soil in the war?"
The reply, when it came, said the first attack was on the German island of Sylt on March 19, 1940. Nominal in nature, it was in retaliation for German bombs that fell on the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The first raid "against industrial targets" took place May 10, 1940, the night the Germans invaded France and just a few short hours before Mr. BASKETT lifted off for his target, a manufacturing centre in Westphalia now known as Moenchengladbach.
Code words are sprinkled through his logs. Another entry mentioned "testing George" - Steve Harris, chief historian for the Department of National Defence in Ottawa, explained this meant Mr. BASKETT was experimenting with an automatic pilot. Mr. BASKETT was later stationed at Goderich, Ontario, the site of some top-secret Royal Air Force testing.
"Goderich was where a lot of research was going on with secret technology, on things such as advanced navigation," said Ted Barris, author of Behind the Glory: Canada's Role in the Allied Air War.
In 1942, all Hampdens were withdrawn from bombing duty and transferred to Coastal Command, where they were assigned to patrol shorelines and search for submarines. Many of the bombers were sent to Canada for use in training and were flown by four Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons - two examples still survive, the most complete of which is at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, British Columbia As well, about 150 Hampdens were built at plants in Quebec and Ontario.
Much of Toby BASKETT's life reads like a trip through the last days of the British Empire. Born in England, he soon went to India, where his father was working in the police force. He was sent home to boarding school at Bedford School, near Bambridge. His father died while he was at school and the family moved to Australia.
After working at many jobs, including sheep farming and gold mining in New Guinea, Mr. BASKETT returned to England to learn how to fly. In 1936, he took a short-service commission in the Royal Air Force, expecting to remain for just three years. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, he stayed on.
His fighting war was over by the end of 1940, however. That December, he sailed to Halifax on a troop ship. He served as a staff pilot at a Royal Air Force training base at Port Albert, on the shore of Lake Huron near Goderich, Ontario The unit had been transferred there from Kent, England, and later became part of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
"The location of the base must have been a political decision," said Mr. MITCHELL, who was also based there. "The weather was terrible with snowstorms coming in from the lake."
Other assignments in Canada included a posting to Nova Scotia, where he trained pilots to fly the Hudson bomber in anti-submarine patrols, and to Boucherville, Quebec, where he gave instruction on the Catalina flying boat. "They needed pilots with fighting experience to pass on their knowledge to the new pilots," Mr. Barris said.
It was in Canada that Mr. BASKETT met his wife, Vivian TEMPLE. She was a Red Cross volunteer during the war and they met at a dance. Their daughter, Lynne BODDY, said that during their courtship, her father would fly over her mother's Muskoka cottage and drop messages in bottles. At their wedding, Royal Air Force officers acted as ushers and Mr. MITCHELL stood up as best man.
At the end of 1944, the couple left Canada for the Bahamas. Mr. BASKETT was posted to Nassau, where he served as commanding officer of an Royal Air Force Transport Command base that was used to train pilots on Dakotas, the military version of the Douglas DC-3. At the time, the governor of the Bahamas was the Duke of Windsor, who had given up the British throne in 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson. "Mother was pregnant and lost the baby. She had a note from the Duchess expressing her condolences," said Lynne BODDY.
In August of 1945, Mr. BASKETT returned to Canada to work at Transport Command at Dorval airport, outside Montreal. He returned to England on the Queen Mary in October.
When the war ended, he left the Royal Air Force and worked in Jamaica for a couple of years as manager of British South American Airways, a short-lived airline that operated civilian versions of wartime bombers. In 1947, he rejoined the Royal Air Force and served in a number of global hot spots, including Kenya and Egypt.
In 1957, he left the Royal Air Force again and moved to Toronto, where he went to work selling real estate for Martin and Meredith. He took a while adjusting to a calm, middle-class life in Canada, but loved visiting Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. He also did wood carving and sketching, and kept a cartoon diary.
Toby BASKETT was born Cyril Alexander BASKETT at Bedford, England, on September 19, 1911. He died of pneumonia in Toronto on June 24, 2007. He was 95. He is survived by wife Vivian and daughter Lynne. He also leaves brother Geoffrey.

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BODDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-23 published
NADEAU, Justice Norman
After a brief but difficult illness, Judge NADEAU passed away peacefully Saturday, October 20, 2007 in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Elizabeth NADEAU, and predeceased by his daughter Christine, he will be greatly missed by his children Kenneth, Elizabeth, Andrea, William, Robert, son-in-law Kimberley BODDY and his brother Raymond. He was the cherished Grandfather of Christie, Ashley, Justin and Danielle and Great-grand_son James. His passing will also be mourned by the legal community having served as magistrate in North Bay from 1962 through 1967 and later as a Provincial Court Justice in the Barrie area, for more than thirty years. There will be a memorial service held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley Street in Barrie, Ontario at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2007. Memorial donations can be made to the Right to Die Society of Canada or the Oceanside Hospice Society.

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BODINETZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
HORNE, Leslie Esmond, R.C.N.V.R., (F.R.C.S.C)
September 9, 1918 to June 25, 2007, at Victoria, British Columbia. Born in Victoria, son of William Henry HORNE and Joan Margaret STEVENSON. Survived by son Rolfe (Deirdre RICE,) Victoria; daughters Leslie (Greg WEBER,) Vancouver, and Peggy, Toronto; grandchildren Liam and Christopher HORNE, Ben WEBER, Jesse MYKOLYN, Ashley PERKINS and Marshall HORNE; brother Ian and sister Dafeny, Victoria step-children Christopher and Dennis TRUMPY and Pamela CECCO. Predeceased by wife Margaret Rolfe Seaborne (1966), son Ian (1999), sister Peggy and brothers Edgar, Harold, and Derek, as well as Shirley HORNE and step-daughter Alison BODINETZ. Remembered by sisters-in-law Nola HARVIE, Toronto and Anne THOMSEN (and Poul,) Wolfville, Nova Scotia, nieces and nephews across Canada, and Maureen HADDOW, Montreal.
Elisabeth attended Victoria College and the University of Alberta before serving with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War 2. He was commander of the H.M.C.S. Halifax from September 1944 to December 1945. He met Margaret in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, during a ship's refit, and they married in 1944. After the war, Elisabeth and Margaret lived in Toronto, where he continued his medical studies and completed his specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1954, the family took up residence in Victoria, Es' beloved native city. Elisabeth practiced medicine there for four decades. An avid sailor and builder of boats from childhood, Elisabeth was a past Commodore of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. His respect for and knowledge of the sea were immense.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to World Vision Canada (www.worldvision.ca). A gathering of Friends will be held at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, Victoria, on Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m.

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BODKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
EAMER, Arthur Lloyd
Lloyd died suddenly and peacefully, at home, on Friday, September 21st, 2007. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jean, and is survived by his sister, Anita BODKIN, his children: Carol (Barney,) Linda (Gordon), Bruce (Alma), and Roger (Marjorie) and his adoring grandchildren: Lana, Ian, Derek, Jackie, Chloe, Carson and Erika. Lloyd was born in Stranraer, Saskatchewan on February 24, 1923. He served as a pilot officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force before attending the University of Alberta where he became a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Lloyd enjoyed a long and successful career with Ford Motor Company, his responsibilities taking him to offices in Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Oakville. At the time of his retirement he was the manager of Ford's Canadian Light Truck Division in Oakville, Ontario. Following Jean's death Lloyd relocated to Victoria in 1994 where he joined the Royal Colwood Golf Club, a place which was very special to him for the rest of his life. Lloyd was a very active and sociable person, renowned for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humour. He had countless Friends across the country and he will be greatly missed by all. At his request no funeral service will be held but all who would like to celebrate his most fortunate life are invited to do so at the Royal Colwood Golf Course on Saturday, October 6th, 2007 from 4: 00 to 6:00 pm.

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BODNAR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-24 published
BODNAR, Jerry Jaroslaw - Estate of
Notice to Creditors and Others
In the Estate of Jerry Jaroslaw BODNAR
All persons having claims against the Estate of Jerry Jaroslaw BODNAR, late of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey, who died in the Town of Collingwood, in the County of Simcoe, on the 29th day of November, 2006 are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before the 8th day of December, 2007 after which time the aforementioned Estate will be distributed by the Trustee having regard only to the claims filed.
Dated October 17, 2007
Brian G. SAUNDERSON
Christie/Cummings Barristers and Solicitors
P. O Box 187 - 325 Hume Street
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z4
Solicitor for the Estate Trustee.
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BODNAR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-31 published
BODNAR, Jerry Jaroslaw - Estate of
Notice to Creditors and Others
In the Estate of Jerry Jaroslaw BODNAR
All persons having claims against the Estate of Jerry Jaroslaw BODNAR, late of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey, who died in the Town of Collingwood, in the County of Simcoe, on the 29th day of November, 2006 are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before the 8th day of December, 2007 after which time the aforementioned Estate will be distributed by the Trustee having regard only to the claims filed.
Dated October 17, 2007
Brian G. SAUNDERSON
Christie/Cummings Barristers and Solicitors
P. O Box 187 - 325 Hume Street
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z4
Solicitor for the Estate Trustee.
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BODNAR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-07 published
BODNAR, Jerry Jaroslaw - Estate of
Notice to Creditors and Others
In the Estate of Jerry Jaroslaw BODNAR
All persons having claims against the Estate of Jerry Jaroslaw BODNAR, late of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey, who died in the Town of Collingwood, in the County of Simcoe, on the 29th day of November, 2006 are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before the 8th day of December, 2007 after which time the aforementioned Estate will be distributed by the Trustee having regard only to the claims filed.
Dated October 17, 2007
Brian G. SAUNDERSON
Christie/Cummings Barristers and Solicitors
P. O Box 187 - 325 Hume Street
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z4
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BODNARUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
MacLEOD, Barbara
Died peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2007 at her home in Scarborough, Ontario, after a tenacious battle with cancer. She was 86. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, John Alexander (Rex) MacLEOD and will be mourned by her children Susan (John), David, Paul, Robert (Anita) and Gordon (Joanna). Barbara will be sadly missed by her brother Joseph PACH, her sister Helen BODNARUK and by her eight grandchildren, Anna (Paul) and Kate Charles; Emmitt, Claire, Maggie, Angus, Cameron and Eli MacLEOD, along with her numerous Friends and extended family. Special thanks to David and the other caregivers whose untiring efforts allowed Barbara to end her final hours where she wanted, at home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20th at the Simple Alternative Funeral Centres, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A service will be held on June 21, also at the Simple Alternative, at 10: 30 a.m.

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BODO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-02 published
GALPIN, Doctor Richard Robertson
Was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 29, 1915, first child of his parents Alfred and Louise GALPIN. His father worked as an official with Canadian Customs and Immigration, his mother maintained their home. Richard was the third generation of the family born in Vancouver. He was joined in a few years by his beloved sister Esther Louise (who later married C.G. (Bud) KILLAM. They are survived by their children, son Richard (Veronica), daughter Nancy SINCLAIR (Richard,) and son Michael (Lynette) all of Vancouver). He grew up in Vancouver, attending public schools. He graduated from Kitsalino High School, and attended the University of British Columbia, where he received his Bachelor's degree. When he spoke about this time in his life, he remembered the Friendships he had, and the love of his family. During this time he held many part time jobs that shaped his outlook on life, including working as a lumberjack, streetcar motorman, and on the railroad. As a young man, he enjoyed sailing, music and the outdoors, and played rugby for the Merelomas. His love of music has always been central to his life, and started with piano lessons as a boy. While attending University of British Columbia, he was introduced to a friend of his sister's, Helen STEVENSON, who he courted and married. After graduating from University of British Columbia, he attended Medical School at McGill University, and received his doctorate in 1943. After graduation, he was immediately assigned to service aboard the HMCS Waterford. He served through the remainder of World War 2 in the Canadian Navy and saw combat throughout the Atlantic Theater as a ship's surgeon. His decorations include: The Battle of Atlantic Medal, Normandy Star, Defense of Britain Medal, and the Victory Medal. He continued to have an affiliation with the Canadian Navy until his death, rising to the rank of Rear-Admiral (Reserves). He relished this connection to the navy throughout his life. He was particularly proud of his Honorary United states Naval Insignia, including Surface command, and Naval Aviator (U.S.S. Nimitz). He was also an honorary member of the Detroit Navy League. In 1949 Richard emigrated to the United States to begin his Pediatric training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He completed this and became Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He joined Doctor Lloyd Kemp in his office at the corner of Brown and Southfield, and joined the staff at Beaumont Hospital when it was a single building lying on the outskirts of the city. He went on to practice pediatrics in the same location for over thirty years, caring for multiple generations from the same families. During his clinical practice he became especially interested in early childhood development. With his belief in the importance of nurturing this special period of a child's development and through the strength of his efforts, he founded the Neuro-Education Center at Beaumont Hospital. From early shoe-string budgets, he shepherded the center through it's early years, and maintained an interest in 'the Center' for the rest of his life. It has now become the Center for Human Development at Beaumont Hospital. He and Helen had four children Kenneth, Peter, Lindley and Sheila. The children were raised in Birmingham. During this time Richard and Helen were involved in many community affairs from the Birmingham Jazz Festival, the Birmingham Kite Festival to the origins of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and were members of Christchurch Cranbrook. During this time he was an avid competitive sailor, a Member of Crescent Sail Yacht club. He passed on his love of music and sailing to his children. Helen and Richard divorced in 1970. In 1973 he was introduced to Maxine RICH by mutual Friends. They courted for two years and went on to be married in 1975. The marriage lasted until their deaths. As a couple they were inseparable. As well as traveling, they loved to entertain at Maxine's house in Orchard lake, were avid ballroom dancers and enjoyed boating on Cass Lake. Richard is survived by his first wife Helen GALPIN of Comox, British Columbia and son Peter (Nina) and their twin children Akira and Mikiko, daughter Lindley (Carey) and her children Karen and Amy, Father-in-law to Mary BODO (Kenneth,) daughter Sheila MEREDITH and her children Thyra and Nedra, and their children Walter, Ella and Daniel. Stepchildren, Tina BROWNE (Charles) and their children, Paul, Theodore, and Isabel, Todd RICH (Denise) and their children P.J. and Zachary. In lieu of flowers the family and Doctor GALPIN request donations to either Mariner's Church Music Fund, 170 East Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan 48226 or the Center For Human Development, Beaumont Hospital, 1695 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 120, Royal Oak, Michigan. While the world may seem a darker place without the light of his smile, his skill as a raconteur and his joy at the piano, his contribution to the world has been great, and we carry him with us always.

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