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

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CRUICKSHANK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-05 published
HARRON, Dorothy Josephine "Joey" (née CRUICKSHANK)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007. Dorothy Josephine HARRON (née CRUICKSHANK,) of Owen Sound, in her 85th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late R. James HARRON. Loving mother of Gerald HARRON and his wife, Carol, of Mississauga and Brian HARRON and his wife, Barbara, of Arnprior. Proud grandmother of Doctor Christine HARRON (Neil WILSON), Susan ANASTASOPOULOS (Jim), Geoffrey HARRON, Jamie HARRON (Angela) and great-grandmother of Aidan, Connor, Emma, Noah, Malcolm, Ellie and Rachel. Dear sister of Allan CRUICKSHANK, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Dorathea CRUICKSHANK; her son, J. Beverley HARRON; her brothers, Melville, Thomas and John CRUICKSHANK; her sisters, Marie MASON and Marion BUSHE. Joey was a lifelong homemaker, a talented needle worker and an award winning quilter. She will be sadly missed by family, Friends, nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service for Josephine (Joey) HARRON will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519)-376-7492 on Friday, July 6th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society as your expression of sympathy.

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CRUICKSHANK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-22 published
CRUICKSHANK, Howard
At Lee Manor in Owen Sound Tuesday morning August 21, 2007. Howard CRUICKSHANK of R.R.#3, Allenford, in his 92nd year. After a valiant struggle, Howard has gone home to be with his Lord. Beloved husband of Edith (MacDONALD.) Loved father of Barbara (Robert) HUEHN of Sauble Beach, Mary (Orville) GUNSON of R.R.#3, Tara, Jean (Phillip) HUTCHINS of Port Perry, Ruth VAN ECK of Bognor and George CRUICKSHANK of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered by his nine grandchildren; David GUNSON, Carol Ann (GUNSON) BERNARD, Justin, Craig, Ryan, Tara and Paul HUTCHINS, Jeffrey and Lisa VAN ECK and one great-granddaughter Emma BERNARD. Dear brother of Margaret (Charles) MIZEN and Edith (Harry) HUFFMAN. Predeceased by his parents Wesley and Mary CRUICKSHANK, his son Gordon (1971,) sisters Olive, Sadie and Marjorie and brothers Thorald, Leslie and Kenneth. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Hepworth Baptist Church Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Expression of remembrance to The Gideons or Hepworth Baptist Church would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Howard by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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CRUICKSHANK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-08 published
BUMSTEAD, Lloyd Angus
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services, on Friday, December 7th, 2007. Lloyd Angus BUMSTEAD, of R.R.#1, Shallow Lake, in his 73rd year. Dearly beloved husband of Rosalyn BUMSTEAD (née CRUICKSHANK.) Loving father of David (Laurie) BUMSTEAD, of Barrie, Doug (Carol) BUMSTEAD, Lori BUMSTEAD, Rob (Alice) BUMSTEAD, Julie (Kevin) MOORES and Sharon (Mike) LONGLAND, all of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of fourteen grandchildren. Dear brother of Ruth (Lewis) SKIPPEN, of Owen Sound and Glen (Joyce) BUMSTEAD, of Tara. Lloyd will be missed by his sister-in-law, Sumire BUMSTEAD, of Japan. Predeceased by his parents, Percy and Christine BUMSTEAD and his two brothers, Ivan and Gordon BUMSTEAD. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Lloyd BUMSTEAD will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, December 10th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Ted CREEN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Service or the Lung Association as your expression of sympathy.

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CRUICKSHANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
CAMPBELL, Phyllis Audrey (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
(July 6, 1917-September 23, 2007)
Passed peacefully following a short illness at the Toronto Western Hospital. Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Elwood (1991,) her parents Roy and Edna THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, her brother Ken and sister Irma. Loving mother to Linda and her husband Michael CRUICKSHANK, Gaye and her husband Murray FARNCOMBE and Susan and her husband John GRANGE. Cherished grandmother of Lisa (Mike,) Jamie (Katherine,) Graham (Natalie), Matthew, Travis, Kaelen, Tyler, Dylan, Brennan and Ariel and great-grandmother of 8. She was an active participant in and had a great love for the Standardbred Racing Industry throughout her life. She will be remembered for her generosity, quick wit and strong love for her family. Private family funeral followed by a public reception and celebration of Audrey's life at The Oakville Club, 56 Water Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 4Y3 (905-845-0231) on Friday, September 28th, from 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Campbell Family Institute at the Princess Margaret Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

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CRUICKSHANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
COOKE, John Denis
Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Denis died on October 27, 2007 at age 72. He is mourned by his beloved wife of 47 years, Marilyn (née CRUICKSHANK,) his three children David (Silvia,) Andrew (Shelley) and Susan (Steve) and his grandchildren, Mathew, Mikaela, Robert, Trevor, Brendan, Megan and Angela. Denis was born on October 16, 1935, the second son of William COOKE and Helen "Bobby" HAUN, who died in 1945. His father later married Agnes (MacCANNELL) CRANSTON who became his much appreciated step-mother for the next 49 years. He will be deeply missed by his brother, Barry (Sharon) of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, and his sister, Grace REANY (Bob) of Port Elgin. Denis graduated from Paris District High school, earned his Bachelor of Science and Agriculture degree from University of Guelph (honours chemistry and biology) and his Masters of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He began his teaching career at North Toronto Collegiate Institute and was later appointed head of Biology and Chemistry at Monarch Park Collegiate. In 1978 Denis became a science consultant and later, Co-ordinator of Science for the Toronto Board of Education. He initiated the Science Kit program in 1980, exposing elementary school children to new and exciting concepts in science. As well, he was an Associate Teacher at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Education. Denis authored two books on science education and a host of experience-based curriculum resources. After retirement he worked in Oman developing science curriculum, and consulted with educators in China on science education. In 1994 Denis was awarded the prestigious Jack Bell Award for Leadership in Science Education by the Science Teachers' Association of Ontario. Upon his retirement in 1996 his work was recognized by the Association with the presentation of an Emeritus Award. The family will receive visitors at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service of thanksgiving for his life will be held at West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Road West, Burlington, on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 4 p.m. A private family interment will take place at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Denis' name to Joseph Brant Hospital or The Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, Ontario. www.smithsfh.com

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CRUICKSHANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-08 published
CRUICKSHANK, Doctor George Herbert
Age 82, of Corunna, Ontario, passed away on Tuesday November 6, 2007 at Bluewater Health, Mitton Site, Sarnia, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Eileen Doris (STRIKE) CRUICKSHANK. Loving father of Pat CRUICKSHANK of Ottawa, Judy MUSGROVE of Windsor, Ontario, Doctor Barbara CRUICKSHANK (Dr. Patrick GULLANE) of Toronto, Joan (Ian) of Bermuda, Georgia (Dr. David) TAILOR/TAYLOR of London, Ontario. Cherished 'Grandpa Doc' of Alanna (Trevor) APPLETON, Ted MUSGROVE, Joanne (Sebastian) GENTIZON and Cameron TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear brother of Mabel YOUNG and Ella NORTON, both of Sarnia. Predeceased by his parents, George Herbert Sr. and Lillian (WHITE/WHYTE) and wife Barbara (SHANNON) (1976;) siblings James 'Bud' CRUICKSHANK, Ilene MILROY and Marguerite GRAY/GREY. George was a naval veteran of World War 2; graduate of the University of Western Ontario, School of Medicine (1950) and practised Family Medicine in Corunna from 1951 to 1983; Chief of Staff, Sarnia General Hospital (1977-1984); Ontario Provincial Coroner (1966-1995) Occupational Health Physician at Petrosar and C.I.L. and Medical Director, Terra (Canada) from 1984-1990. Honoured in 1995 with a Life Membership, College of Family Physicians of Canada. Life member of the Masonic Moore Lodge 294. Life long member and elder of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Corunna, Ontario. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 10th at 11: 00 a.m. from St. Andrew's Church, 437 Colborne Street, Corunna; officiated by Reverends Dan ROUSHORNE and Ernest HERRON. Cremation to follow. Interment at family plot, Bear Creek Cemetery, St. Clair Township, Ontario at a later date. Visitation from 3: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday November 9th at St. Andrew's Church, Corunna. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Andrew's Church Memorial Fund, 437 Colborne Street, P.O. Box 1381, Corunna, Ontario N0N 1G0 or the Princess Margaret Fellowship in Surgical Oncology Fund, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9. Arrangements entrusted to Steadman Brothers Visitation Chapel, Corunna, 519-864-1193. Messages of condolence may be sent to sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com. George was a man of his faith who lived his life with integrity and generosity. To the end he fought the good fight. He will be greatly missed by his family, Friends and the community.

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CRUISE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-13 published
GREENWOOD, Robert Edward
Suddenly, on Saturday, November 10th, 2007 at the age of 75, while doing his crossword puzzle, Robert Edward GREENWOOD, beloved husband and best friend of 41 years of Barbara (née AUER,) dearly loved father of Edward (Jenny,) Martha JOYCE, Adrienne CRUISE (Stephen), Michael (Page), loved brother-in-law of Sharon and Zareer RUTTONSHA, Dwight AUER (Pat) and Ingrid AUER. Will be missed by his dearly loved nieces Perin (Mike) and Zarine (George) RUTTONSHA. Predeceased by Joyce French GREENWOOD. son of Arthur and Eleanor GREENWOOD, stepson of William OESTRICHER. He was born and raised in Strathroy, Ontario and graduated Master of Science in Physics from the University of Western Ontario. He began his research career in industry and retired as Professor Emeritus from Ryerson University, Department of Electrical Engineering, where he was a caring and committed teacher. Bob loved classical music and sang baritone in many choirs including the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, The Toronto Classical Singers and church choirs at Bethesda and Jubilee United Churches. He was an enthusiastic gardener, an avid reader and life-long learner. He will always be remembered for his sense of humour, love of puns, crosswords, wordplay and candid photography. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 and from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, November 15. A funeral service of Remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 16 in Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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CRULL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-27 published
MEAGHER, George Vincent, P. Eng
Peacefully on November 26, 2007 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Evelyn. Loving father of Maureen MEAGHER (Gary GARBERS,) Lindsey MEAGHER (Augusta LAPAIX), Lise CRULL (Roli) and Shelagh MEAGHER (Glen MARKHAM.) Grandfather to Jesse CLARK, Carrie CRULL, Kevin CRULL, Nichola MARKHAM and Rachel MARKHAM. Great-grandfather to Zoe CLARK and Jackson CLARK. George was the co-founder of DSMA International which designed and constructed wind tunnels around the world and more recently, of The Trellis Works in partnership with his wife. A Funeral Service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Wednesday, November 28 at 10 a.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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CRUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-10 published
CRUM, George Francis Jr.
Musical Director Emeritus and Conductor of the National Ballet of Canada for 33 years died after a short illness on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the Southlake Regional Health Care Centre, at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Patricia Snell CRUM. Adored father of Jennie (Russ COLES) and Angie (Allen DERR.) Loving grandpa to Mollie and James, Sammie, Cassie, Kyle, Emily and Mack. Extended grandpa to Louie, Latisha, Destiny, Chris, Jenn, Jess and many others. Dear brother of Susan MOLLENHAUER and Alanna SNELL. Loving Dad and grandpa to Pudie and Beckham. Dearly loved by many nieces, nephews and close Friends. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home, 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday September 12, at 11: 00 a.m. in the chapel. 'Bravo Sweet Maestro'

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CRUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-27 published
Music director reached highest echelons
In a life steeped in music and dance, he juggled opera, ballet and a host of languages
By Lisa FITTERMAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
George CRUM had thick, expressive eyebrows that stood him in good stead for his beloved jokes and stories. Up and down they moved, punctuation to the punch lines that helped him dispel tension before and after performances by the National Ballet of Canada, where he served as founding music director and conductor for 33 years.
Once, Mr. CRUM was forced to use only his eyebrows to cue performers on stage as to when the music would start, stop, slow to a stately adagio or rise to a peak. It was a matinee performance of Giselle in a tiny hall in Fredericton, with principal dancer Karen Kain performing the title role.
"I'll never forget it," Ms. Kain said. "Usually, we followed the movement of George's baton, up, down, swoosh, but this time, all we could see was the top half of his head sticking up through a hole in the stage."
His life was steeped in dance and music, and he believed that they should be accessible to everyone, even in tiny town halls. Tall, with dark hair and a pugilist's nose (he was a Golden Gloves boxer in his teens), he was an inveterate prankster with a sunny nature and a disarming manner. Nothing got him down - not holes drilled through stages, not having to travel on tour along bumpy roads in a bus and certainly not getting caught in a rainstorm on the way to the National Ballet's first performance at Toronto's Eaton Auditorium in 1951, with him as conductor.
As Mr. CRUM often told the story, the rain was coming down so hard that the car sputtered, then shorted out - not what he wanted on one of the biggest nights of his professional life. But there he was, cheerfully hitchhiking with his trousers rolled up to his knees in a futile bid to keep them dry. "And wouldn't you know it, but the elegantly dressed couple who stopped to help were also on their way to the ballet. They said they'd take us, but that we'd probably be late," he said with a wicked grin. "I said, 'Don't worry. I can guarantee that you won't be late.'"
An avid linguist - he spoke fluent German, French, Spanish and Latin, in addition to English - Mr. CRUM fit into any situation, or made it fit him. Jean Verch, a flutist who joined the ballet company in 1963, said that during a Mexican tour, several of them hired a car for the day in the capital. "George was sitting in front and speaking Spanish with the driver, then turning around to translate for us. And the driver asked him where he'd learned to speak English!"
He also tried to impart his love of food on others, insisting that people try things they didn't like three times a year until they developed a taste for it. "I did," laughed Ms. Verch, now the orchestra's administrator. "But despite all of George's gargantuan efforts, I still don't like large snails and boiled parsnips."
George CRUM was born in Rhode Island, the son of George Sr., who worked in the insurance business, and Muriel, an unconventional housewife whom Ms. Verch described as a "grand dame." When her son was grown and travelling on tour, Mrs. CRUM had a habit of turning up in the strangest places. In Podunk, Iowa, he was startled to feel a tap on his shoulder as he walked amid applause to his spot in the orchestra pit. He turned to see his mother, who admonished him: "Georgie, did you wear your rubbers today? It's raining!"
Another time, he was checking into a Quebec City hotel when the desk clerk remarked, 'Oh, Mr. CRUM, your wife is already here and I've taken the liberty of giving you adjoining rooms." Mr. CRUM, who knew that his wife was most definitely not travelling with him, found the connecting door open, and there was his mother, acting as if her visit had been planned for ages.
The CRUM family moved to Toronto when George was 3. He showed an early aptitude for music, and at 12, began to seriously study piano and organ under Edmund COHU, organist and choirmaster of Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario After Trinity, he continued to study piano with instructor Mona BATES, making his Toronto debut at the age of 16. Soon, he was a regular recitalist on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
He studied musical orchestration under Barbara Pentland and late Ettore Mazzoleni, becoming so fascinated and inspired by opera and lieder music that he would later spend time in Europe working to further his knowledge. One of his hosts, a German music professor, spoke no English while Mr. CRUM spoke only rudimentary German at the time. They communicated in Latin, the only language they had in common.
When he was 22, Mr. CRUM made his professional debut as one of the conductors for the Royal Conservatory Opera, later known as the Canadian Opera Company. Besides conducting, he served as the first chorus master. During this period, he also spent two seasons in Guatemala as an assistant conductor of the National Opera of Central America.
In 1951, two things happened that would change his life: He married Patricia SNELL, a soprano with whom he later had two daughters, and he was approached by Celia FRANCA, the English-born founder of the National Ballet (obituary February 20, 2007). She asked whether he'd join the fledgling company as its music director and conductor and he agreed, setting in motion a professional relationship that would guide the troupe into the highest echelons of the dance world.
For a number of years, he juggled his opera and ballet careers, and even found time to guest conduct for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opera telecasts and opera and symphony performances across North America, Japan and Europe. Eventually, though, the heavy performance schedule took its toll: He gave up his commitment to the Conservatory Opera to devote himself to what was quickly becoming a tour de force in the world of international dance.
Over the years, he provided the orchestrations and arrangements for works in the ballet company's repertoire including Pas de Deux Romantique (1959-1960), Princess Aurora (1960-1961), One in Five (1961-1962), Melodie (1966-1967), Giselle (1969-1970), Les Sylphides (1973-1974) and Offenbach in the Underworld (1975-1976). But he still took on guest conducting jobs, including an appearance in Mexico for the inauguration of president Miguel de la Madrid and the official opening in 1969 of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, where an electrical glitch during the second night's performance of Romeo and Juliet caused a third of the orchestra to rise above the stage just as Ms. FRANCA, in the role of Lady Capulet, was commanding Lord Capulet to his knees.
Veronica Tennant, who was dancing the role of Juliet that night, described the scene for The Globe and Mail in 2004: "Gamely, [George] continued waving his baton, ascending until he and his nucleus of musicians were peering down at us aghast - as he said, "the only time I ever looked down on Celia FRANCA."
In 1972, Mr. CRUM received the Celia Award in recognition of his services to ballet in Canada. He officially retired from the ballet in 1984 but was named music director emeritus and appeared as guest conductor at 25th anniversary gala performances and in 1989 for Ms. Tennant's farewell performance of Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
Even in retirement, Mr. CRUM didn't remain still. He bought a snooker parlour in Thornhill, Ontario, and became an avid clockmaker and wood carver, winning a contest for a carving of a toad - a gift for one of his daughters, who collected such amphibious paraphernalia.
"He was always creative and a mentor. He is one of the pioneers who created our company. He was on the bus all day, performing at night, going across the Prairies, travelling in freezing temperatures and in sweltering heat," Ms. Kain said. "In effect, we're standing on his shoulders."
George CRUM was born October 26, 1926, in Rhode Island. He died in Toronto on September 8, 2007, of cancer-related causes. He was 80. He leaves wife Patricia, daughters Jennie and Angie, and seven grandchildren.

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CRUMBLEHULME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
JAKABFFY, Diane (CRUMBLEHULME)
At her residence on Friday, January 5, 2007 Diane (CRUMBLEHULME) JAKABFFY of London in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Phil BERDUX of London. Loving sister of Lynda and her husband Norm BOURQUE of Hamilton, Marlene and her husband Donald SPECK, Bill and his wife Maria CRUMBLEHULME, Robert and his wife Brenda CRUMBLEHULME and Carol and her husband Brian McVEY all of Niagara Falls. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Thursday, January 11, 2007 from 12: 30-1:30 p.m. with Memorial Service to follow in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Brian McKAY officiating. Cremation. A private family service of burial of ashes will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls. A gathering of Friends and family will take place at 12 noon on Friday, January 12th at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51 on Valleyway, Niagara Falls. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Diane.

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CRUMP 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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CRUZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
Police find fourth body on site of triple homicide
By Daniel LEBLANC, Page A10
Ottawa -- Ottawa police were investigating a triple homicide in a single-family home yesterday morning when they stumbled upon a fourth body in the same house four hours later, adding a mysterious twist to a gruesome crime scene.
Police last night believed that the case was a murder-suicide involving a family of four people, according to CTV News. Ottawa police refused to confirm the identity of the victims, who were said to be 45-year-old Sant Bri Singh BRAR, his wife and two daughters.
Police said they got involved after receiving a call at around 2 a.m. from a person who expressed concern about a relative living in the house on Grandpark Circle, in the southern part of Ottawa.
Officers went to the scene, rang the bell, and left after seeing no sign of life in the house. They returned at 7: 56 in the morning, then smashed the window on the front door to enter the residence at 9: 15.
Police quickly found three bodies - two females and one male, all adult. They went on to search the house to ensure that no one else was dead or injured, or in hiding. The major crimes unit then took over the investigation, as the police force issued a news release stating that they were attending a residence "where the bodies of three people were found."
At 1: 15 p.m., however, police found the fourth body.
Constable Alain BOUCHER said he could not explain why the fourth body was not discovered in the first go-round.
"A quick search of the house was done initially to make sure there was nobody injured and nobody was found," he said. "At closer inspection, she was located."
Neighbour Chantal RUEST said the BRAR family "kept to themselves." That statement was echoed by Artemio DELA CRUZ.
"We never talked to them," he said.

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