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CURKOWSKYJ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-11 published
LALKA, Marianna (née CURKOWSKYJ)
In loving memory of Marianna LALKA who passed away October 11, 1997 at the age of 49. Loving wife of Walter, cherished mother of Natalia and Alexander. Much loved daughter of Valentina and the late Doctor Roman CURKOWSKYJ. Daughter-in-law of Pauline and Michael LALKA. Sister of Adrian, Yuri, Mira and Roksolana. Though her smile is gone forever And her hand we cannot touch Still we have so many memories Of the one we loved so much. Her memory is our keepsake With which we will never part God has her in His keeping We have her in our hearts. Sadly missed by husband Walter, children Natalia and Alexander and Family.

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CURLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-06 published
WOODS, Brian
We treasure our memories of Brian, who we lost eight years ago to Leukemia, January 6th, 1999.
Love and miss you always.
- Paul, Shelley, Anthony and Angela CURLEY.

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CURPHEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-08 published
RATZ, Dorothy Elaine (MacLEOD)
Dorothy Elaine Ratz (MacLEOD,) loving companion and wife to Bill for nearly 60 years, passed away peacefully on June 6th, 2007 at their home north of Owen Sound after a courageous battle with cancer. Dorothy's gentle personality and wit are already being missed by Bill, their four daughters and their families: Evelyn CURPHEY (Dave) of Fonthill (daughters Riley GOHM (Travis) and Jacquelyn,) Susan GOLDMAN (Steve) of Little Pine Tree Harbour (son Jesse (Larisa) and baby Isabel, son Japhy, daughter Sarah BASSI- GOLDMAN (Alberto) and son Aaron,) Elizabeth McKAY (David) of Owen Sound (son Alec and daughter Megan,) and Barbara PIGOTT (Paul) of Burlington (daughters Stephanie and Margie). Dorothy is also survived by her cherished brother Arnold MacLEOD and his wife Louise of Uigg, Prince Edward Island. Dorothy was born in Prince Edward Island, taught briefly in rural schools there, later graduated from Acadia University, and then moved to Kitchener where she formed many valued Friendships at both the Young Men's Christian Association and at the Mutual Life office. Dorothy and Bill were married in 1950, resided in Hamilton, Burlington, and Carlisle until 2000, when they moved to Georgian Bluffs. A Private Memorial Service will be held by immediate family. Interment will take place later at the Community Cemetery near her birthplace in Prince Edward Island. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation (www.gbrhcfoundation.ca) would be appreciated and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, (519-376-7492).

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CURRAN 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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CURRAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-07 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 Niagra Falls, sister-in-law Sandee (Tom) GAYLOR, brother-in-law Bill (Kerri) 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 time 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 traveling was a scholar of history, and could be persuaded to play the occasional game of cards. Friends are invited to call at the McMillian and Jack Funeral Home, 291 Main St. E., Dundalk on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. at the Dundalk United Church, Main Street, Dundalk with Rev. Janet EIKSEN officiating. Interment will follow at the Dundalk Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale - Fund Building Dundalk Minor Hockey or the charity of your choice.

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CURRAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-27 published
HEARD, Lenore Mary (HOLLAND)
At the Southampton Care Centre in Southampton Sunday morning December 23, 2007. The former Lenore HOLLAND of Wiarton formerly of Newmarket in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald HEARD. Loving mother of Deborah and her husband Randy CURRAN of Blaine, Washington, Elizabeth CURRAN of Powassan, Robert HEARD of Australia and Jeffrey HEARD of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered by her two grandchildren; Natalie and Stephanie CURRAN. Dear sister of Joan HILDEBRAND and her husband Glen of Kitchener and Mary FAWCETT of London. Predeceased by five brothers; John, Kale, Benedict, Conrad, Stephen and three sisters; Loretta BATSON, Gloria BAILEY and Leona O'CONNOR. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday December 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Wiarton Saturday December 29 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation at the Funeral Home Saturday morning from 10: 00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Spring interment Balsam Grove Cemetery, Oliphant. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home Friday evening December 28 at 8: 30 p.m. 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 Lenore by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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

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CURRAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
RHODES, Harriett Katherine (née BANTING)
Peacefully at Vermont Square Nursing Home on Wednesday October 10, 2007 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Doctor A.J. RHODES. Loving mother to Stephen, Jean LONEY (George), Susan CURRAN (Michael) and Sheila RHODES. Proud grandmother to Alison and Heather LONEY Andrew, Elizabeth and Sarah CURRAN. Friends may call at St. Leonard's Anglican Church (Wanless Avenue, east of Yonge, north of Lawrence) on Saturday October 20, 2007 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon. Following the service a reception will be held in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Amnesty International or the Alzheimer's society.

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CURREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
LAKE, Mary Isabelle Margaret (née HUNTER)
Mary Isabelle Margaret; dearly loved wife of Gerald, faded away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, on Wednesday night, December 26, 2007. Daughter of the late Victor and Luella HUNTER. Dear sister of Etta (Kenneth CURREY,) Daniel HUNTER (Pearl,) the late Ralston HUNTER (Björg,) the late Marilyn (Donald BELFRY) and Marlene (Ib AMONSEN.) Fondly remembered by many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Long-time resident of Toronto, born in Simcoe County, Ontario, part-time resident of Muskoka. Will be missed by her many P.E.O. sisters and neighbours. Dedicated worker at Eglinton United most recently a member of Kingsway Lambton United Church. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel 2357 Bloor St. W. at Windermere east of the Jane subway from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A Service to Celebrate Isabelle's Life will be held in the Chapel on Monday December 31, 2007 at 1 p.m. Cremation, with interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.turnerporter.ca. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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CURRID o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-02 published
O'NEILL, Kathleen " Kitty" Mary (née CURRID)
Wife, mother, sister, niece, friend, nurse, confidant. Born November 13, 1944, in Scotland. Died April 9 in Toronto from a brain aneurysm, aged 62.
By Jennifer KAISER, Page L6
Baptized Kathleen Mary CURRID, Kitty was born in Scotland and when she was a wee lass, her family migrated back to their homeland of Omagh in Ireland.
In 1970, Kitty with her husband Sean O'NEILL and their young daughter Siobhan, came to Canada leaving her beloved Omagh but never leaving her genuine Irish spirit. The family settled in Scarborough, Ontario, and soon added to their family with son Joe. They remained there until they eventually found a home they loved in the Yonge and Lawrence area of Toronto in 1977.
Kitty's was the first smiling face I met at my new job in a Toronto Catholic church. She volunteered in the parish office. What memorable times we had working together with the priests who resided there. Kitty was more than a friend: She was intriguing, intellectual and endearing. Kitty continued to volunteer at the parish until just before she died.
Kitty listened and never judged, her heart was filled with hope and she was genuine. She was a gifted woman, constantly questioning this world, the universe and all beings. Her essence was a song, her spirit a dance and she radiated an inner joyfulness.
She motivated me, during my grief after the death of my Mom, to live each day. Kitty would smile and say: "Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here, so let's just live today. Isn't life grand!" Kitty would weave negative feelings into positive; her inner peace was like a magnet encouraging you to disclose your deepest thoughts with candour. She motivated many young people; inspiring them to seek happiness, with her mantra: "Just live this moment, life is grand!"
Kitty's life was chock-full: her loving husband Sean, a handsome, successful son and his wife (with a new grandbaby on the way), their dog Orla, her brothers and all the extended family. Kitty and Sean suffered a great loss 23 years ago when their young daughter Siobhan died from an illness at the age of 15. Such heartbreak she never quite got over but still she enjoyed the outdoors, dancing in the garden, listening to birds and feeling the wind on her face. She had a unique and genuine Celtic mysticism. Kitty kept her pain close but you felt her sadness, saw the light dim in her eyes.
Kitty's door was always open, her house full of people. All were welcome in their home and would find an ear to listen, a bed to rest and food for the masses. When you needed someone, Kitty was there offering you her gifts of hospitality, love, understanding and a hot "cuppa" tea - but to me, the real gift was Kitty.
Jennifer KAISER is a friend of Kitty O'NEILL.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-14 published
LOUGHEAD, George Craig
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, on Saturday, November 10, 2007, in his 83rd year. George, beloved husband of Victoria (née CURRIE.) Loving father of Judy and her husband Donald COOPER of Collingwood, Kevin and Shirley of Rob Roy, and Debbie and her husband John GILLESPIE of Craigleith. Dear Grandpa of Sabrina, Ameon, Korey, Brandon, Vanessa, and the late Kurt. Great-grandpa of Dyson and Claria. Dear brother of Ormand (Maxine,) Ruth (Oscar) HOPPER all of Collingwood, and the late Burton and his wife Johanna. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by his special little girl Diva. A funeral service was held at the Chatterson Funeral Home, on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment at the Westmount Baptist Cemetery. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.chattersonfuneralhome.com
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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-09 published
McMANN, Harvey Lawrence
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, October 6, 2007. Harvey McMANN of Owen Sound in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Mae (née CURRIE.) Dear father of Brad and his wife Dorothy, Bryon and his wife Louise, Penny DOWN, and Shawn all of Owen Sound and Dwayne and his wife Sandra of Calgary. Sadly missed by eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by a sister Marjorie and her husband Jim DISHER of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents Bailey and Annie McMANN, son-in-law Larry DOWN, two brothers Henry and Wes and two sisters Marion RAWN and Betty SCOTT. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-02 published
CURRIE, Edna Elizabeth (née DOWLING)
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur on Wednesday October 31, 2007. Edna Elizabeth (DOWLING) CURRIE of Mount Forest in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Doug CURRIE. Loved mother of Ron CURRIE and wife Debbie of Barrie, Susan SMALL and husband Kevin of Mount Forest and Joan AITKEN and husband Lloyd of Mount Forest. Loved grandmother of Kimberly MATHESON and husband Paul, Andrea CURRIE and husband Evan, Laura CURRIE and friend Bobby, Hannah CURRIE, Brandy SMALL, Cody SMALL, Chris AITKEN, Chad AITKEN and wife Amanda and Cory AITKEN. Great-grandmother of Hayli AITKEN and Avery MATHESON. Dear sister-in-law of Isobel DOWLING of Harriston. Survived also by her many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Elizabeth DOWLING and brothers Alvin DOWLING and wife Dorothy, Norman DOWLING and wife Ida, Bill DOWLING and wife Alma, Murray DOWLING and wife Dorothy, Harry DOWLING and Ken DOWLING and wife Adeline. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary Service will be held on Friday at 6: 30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Mount Forest United Church on Saturday November 3rd at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Mount Forest United Church or Louise Marshall Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-20 published
CURRIE, Robert Donald
(February 17, 1932-December 19, 2007)
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Bob CURRIE of Port Elgin after a courageous and valiant battle against cancer on December 19, at the age of 75. Bob will be dearly missed by his sister Esther and her husband Richard WOLFE of Horseshoe Valley and his three nephews, Christopher and Leila WOLFE of London, England, Jeffrey WOLFE of Horseshoe Valley and Richard and Rhonda WOLFE of Richmond Hill. A void will be left in the hearts of Bob's greatnephews Matthew and Cameron along with greatniece Jillian WOLFE of Richmond Hill. Bob was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Jennie CURRIE of Port Elgin. The family will receive Friends at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin on Friday, Dec.21st from 2 p.m. until the time of the service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Interment will be the Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The family would like to express a very special thanks to Doctor Michael MARRIOTT who provided great care and comfort to Bob. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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CURRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-31 published
He was decorated for 'gallantry and leadership' at Battle of Falaise Gap
He seldom spoke of his experiences and chose not to take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Halifax -- Facing continuous enemy shell and mortar fire in northern France in August, 1944, during a operation that would become known as the Battle of the Falaise Gap, John HOCKIN was decorated by the French and Belgians for "qualities of gallantry and leadership."
The Falaise Gap was the area between four towns near Falaise, France, where Allied forces tried to destroy the German Seventh Army and the Fifth Panzer Army. The operations took place as part of the Battle of Normandy, which unfolded after the D-Day invasion of Europe. For months, the Germans had prevented the Allies from breaking out of Normandy; for a time, it even appeared the invasion might fail. Eventually, a German commander made a strategic error and moved the bulk of his forces to the west when they should have retreated east to a stronger position. The mistake left them weakened and the Allies seized on the opportunity to mount a classic encirclement.
The job of the closing the gap was given to the Canadians and Americans, but a delay of several days by U.S. forces allowed an estimated 100,000 German troops to escape. The Canadians fought on almost alone; in one famous engagement, a force of 200 under the command of Major David CURRIE of the South Alberta Regiment captured and wounded about 3,000 enemy soldiers. (He was later awarded the Victoria Cross for his leadership.) In closing the gap, the Allies took roughly 50,000 prisoners and killed another 10,000. The Germans also left behind thousands of vehicles and heavy weapons. It was also a deadly battle for the Canadians, of whom more than 18,000 were killed or wounded.
Having commanded 16 Canadian Light Anti-Aircraft Battery throughout its operations in France, from July 10 to July 21, 1944, Mr. HOCKIN's battery was deployed in the area of Carpiquet, in northern France.
"During this time, all his gun positions, some of which were under enemy observation, were subjected to continuous shell and mortar fire. Throughout these trying days, Major HOCKIN displayed qualities of gallantry and leadership which were outstanding. Regardless of his personal safety and though many times under fire, he was continuously on the move around troop positions, encouraging his men and on several occasions taking part in successful engagements," reads his citation for the Croix de Guerre with Gilt Star.
The Croix de Guerre, a military decoration of both France and Belgium, was awarded to individuals who distinguished themselves with acts of heroism in combat with enemy forces. Awarded during both world wars, the medal was also commonly bestowed on members of foreign military forces allied to France and Belgium.
"On the night of August 13, 1944, directional fire with tracer shells was required for 5 Canadian Infantry Brigade, which was attacking from Barbery to Clair Tizon through wooded country," the citation reads.
"Major HOCKIN, in complete darkness and under enemy shell and mortar fire, personally deployed two of his guns to mark the axis of the brigade advance. Directional fire was required for a period of five hours. Although his gun positions were shelled continuously during this time, this officer personally supervised the shooting and kept his guns in action throughout the whole period. His personal supervision of the directional fire, while showing complete disregard of enemy retaliation, on the 13th of August directly contributed to the success of 5 Canadian Infantry Brigade in that operation."
John Murray HOCKIN's grandfather arrived in Canada from Cornwall, England, and opened a general store in the small town of Dutton, Ontario, southwest of London. Growing up, John spent many hours in the T. Hockin Company Store, which sold everything from groceries to dry goods to shoes.
Filled with wanderlust, he dropped out of school and fled Dutton at 17. Fascinated by the sea, he boarded a ship headed for Europe. "He couldn't shake the dust of Dutton off his feet fast enough," said his son, also named John. "He was never a person who liked small towns."
His early travels in Europe included touring Ireland on foot and staying at boarding houses along the way. He eventually returned home to attend university, hoping to study biology, but was persuaded instead to study commerce at the University of Western Ontario. While at university, he joined the cadet corps. During his second year, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery.
When Mr. HOCKIN informed his stern English grandfather that he was leaving for Europe, the old man demonstrated little emotion. "Well, good-bye," he said, barely looking up from his newspaper.
After training in Petawawa, Ontario, Mr. HOCKIN set off from Halifax for Europe in December, 1940. According to a family story, they missed connecting up with their convoy and had to travel via Iceland to miss enemy U-boats. Caught in rough, winter storms, one night Mr. HOCKIN and the captain were the only ones on board who made it to the mess at mealtime.
Although he returned home from the war without any major wounds, Mr. HOCKIN suffered hearing loss due to his close proximity to the guns. While in England, he was blown off a motorcycle and had to spend a week in hospital; in Belgium, he was hospitalized for jaundice.
In 1945, he retuned to Canada and went into the investment business with his uncle. Two years later, on a blind date in Toronto, he met a young woman named Jean. It was love at first sight, and the couple married in Toronto the following year.
"Before we married, he said, 'I want six children with red hair," said Ms. HOCKIN, adding that the reference was to her reddish hair.
In fact, the couple eventually had seven children. "He loved kids," Ms. HOCKIN said. "He would always stop in the street no matter what was happening when little people were coming by."
With nine people around the dining room table, meal times were always chaotic, as was travelling anywhere. Mr. HOCKIN refused to buy a station wagon - instead, he drove a Mercedes-Benz. Before the days of strict seatbelt laws, all seven kids would pile into the luxury car's back seat.
"He had an endless appetite for fine things," said his son.
After spending a few years living in Ontario, where Mr. HOCKIN worked in sales for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., the family moved to the East Coast in the mid-1960s. In Nova Scotia, Mr. HOCKIN worked as a senior manager in a number of companies specializing in building products, then as a consultant, before retiring in Described by his family as intensely curious and a true romantic, he loved to travel and had a large library filled with books on everything from military history to religion to cooking and wine. "With recipes, he used to say, 'You never try the same thing twice.' You always had to try new things with him," his son said.
Despite being a decorated veteran, Mr. HOCKIN chose not to join the Royal Canadian Legion or to take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies. He almost never spoke of his wartime experiences, but near the end of his life, the memories flooded back. During his last five years, as he struggled with Alzheimer's disease, he spoke more openly about the war; he was often haunted by his experiences.
John HOCKIN was born in Dutton, Ontario, on July 29, 1916. He died at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax on January 22, 2007. He lived in his Halifax home until three days before his death. He was 90. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean. He also leaves children John, Anne, Sheila, Harold, Andrew and Gerald; sister Margaret; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Nora, who died in 2001 of pancreatic cancer.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-02 published
STOREY, Robert William
The death of Robert 'Bob' William STOREY of Saint John, New Brunswick, husband of Evelyn May (ARMSTRONG) STOREY, occurred on Monday, July 30, 2007 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John he was a son of the late Kenneth and Margaret (CRAFT) STOREY. Robert had served in World War 2 as a Major in the Army. He was employed as a manager with the Auditor General of Canada. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69, the Lancaster Golden Service Club and the Tonsillaries. Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Deborah (Doug CURRIE) STOREY of Halifax, Nova Scotia; one sister, Elizabeth MacPHERSON of Saint John, New Brunswick; grand_son, Thomas W. STOREY; nieces and nephews.
Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, New Brunswick, (634-7424) with visiting on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute to a Veteran Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2007 from the Church of the Good Shepherd at 2: 00 p.m. Following cremation, interment will take place in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Anglican Parish of the Nerepis and Saint John or the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.brenansfh.com

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CURRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-16 published
PATERSON, Thomas William
At home, on November 14, 2007, at 71 years of age. Loving father of Sandra PELTIER and husband Gary CURRIE of Cambridge, Ontario Thomas of Vancouver, British Columbia; Robert and wife Monique. Cherished grandpa of Jeffrey and Tina PELTIER, the late Thomas Robert PELTIER (1980,) Genevieve, Stephanie, Ryan, and Nicole. Treasured great-grandpa of Tristan PELTIER. Dear son of the late Drucilla (1968) and Thomas PATERSON (1989.) Beloved brother of Ralph and Jeanette PATERSON; the late Rosemary, survived by husband Michael DUFRESNE; the late Criss Ann VALENTI; the late James, survived by wife Leslie PATERSON; Patrick and Suzann PATERSON and Gerry and Marilyn PATERSON. Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Tom was a retired Detective with the Windsor Police Service. Tom was a past member of Windsor Minor Football, coached Riverside and Windsor Minor Hockey. Tom was a very gifted athlete in a variety of sports including hockey, baseball and football and was the #1 Fan, supporter and unofficial coach of his grandchildren. If you so desire, donations to, Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or Hospice Village or Windsor and Essex Cardiac Rehab Program would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 7: 30 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (519-969- 5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. On Saturday, Friends are invited to join the family after 9 a.m. at Assumption Church (350 Huron Church Rd.) followed by Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Fr. Mike PARENT officiating. You may share your cherished memories online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CURRIER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-30 published
CURRIER, Ralph
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer over the past year, at the Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton, on Thursday, July 26th, 2007, at the age of 50 years, Ralph CURRIER of Port Elgin. son of June CURRIER of Chatham and formerly of North Bay. Brother to Judy Currier DAVIS and her husband Brad DAVIS of Chatham, and Barbara and her husband Paul ARSENEAU of Magna, Utah. Ralph is also survived by his stepsister Kathy STRAKA and her husband John and their family, by three adoring nieces Candice ARSENEAU of Atlanta, Georgia, Jessica ARSENEAU and her fiancé Jereme SCHERER aboard U.S.S. Frank Cable in Guam, and Allison DAVIS of Chatham, and by one adoring adopted niece Melissa McCUTCHEON of London. Ralph is predeceased by his father, Angus E. CURRIER. He will be fondly remembered by uncles, aunts, and many cousins, and by his many Friends. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores), from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 30th. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Margaret GREENHOW officiating. Memorial contributions to the Palliative Care Service of the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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CURRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
CATER, Sheila (née CURRY)
With her children at her side providing love and support, Sheila CATER (CURRY) of Point Edward lost her courageous battle with cancer at Bluewater Health -- Norman Site's Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at the age of 66. Sheila will be remembered for her independent spirit, her love of Friends and family, her wonderful sense of humour, positive outlook and her selfless attitude when thinking of others. She was supported in her short fight by her many Friends and was determined to be a survivor. Sheila is lovingly remembered by her daughter Leslie (Greg) GRIMES of Cambridge and by her son Gary (Ati POWELL) CATER of Brights Grove. She will be forever remembered as Nanny by her grandchildren Eric and Lindsay GRIMES. She is survived by her former husband James CATER of Sarnia and is predeceased by her parents Harry and Lillian CURRY. She will be missed by Jonathan, Philip and Scott POWELL. Sheila's friend Bruce GATES was a special person in her life and she had many dear life long Friends who meant the world to her. She will be sincerely missed by her relatives back home in England, the residents of the Point, Friends at the Point Edward Ex-Serviceman's Club, Sarnia Yacht Club, Tuesday Executive Ladies' Golf Club and by the employees at Chalmers' Construction from where she retired just one short year ago. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 12-2 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. in the chapel, officiated by Angela MacDONALD. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends who wish may forward memorial donations to the Breast Cancer Society, 118 Victoria Street, Sarnia N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Sheila Cater in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication Service Sunday, September 16th, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation area.

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CURTIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-15 published
PRUDOM, Kathleen Marion (née CURTIN)
At Central Place in Owen Sound on December 13, 2007. Kathleen PRUDOM (née CURTIN.) Dear mother of Marie and her husband Gavin HALL of Sarnia, Joan and her husband David SKELTON of Owen Sound and James and his wife Rhonda of Waterloo. Sadly missed by six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Milton Gilbert PRUDOM, and infant daughter Carol Elizabeth, one brother and one sister. A memorial service for Kathleen PRUDOM will be conducted at a later date. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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CURTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
CURTIN, Walter A.
Photographer Walter A. CURTIN died peacefully at home at the age of 96 on October 21st, 2007. Born in Vienna, Austria, he fled the Nazis for England in 1939, married painter Isabel KANN and in 1952 moved to Toronto.
Once dubbed "Canada's greatest photographer" by Peter C. Newman, CURTIN captured his subjects' unguarded moments with kindness and humanity.
He made Friends readily and seldom lost them. He loved good food, travels with Isabel, and spoiling his dog Bertie. In old age, he increasingly loved to sleep, saying it prepared him for eternal rest. He gave himself over to this in the presence of his wife, six children and their families. He is much loved, and will long be remembered.
Mass and reception 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair W. In place of flowers, donations to Plan International Canada.

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CURTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
He escaped the Nazis to become Canada's 'most brilliant photographer'
Initially trained as an engraver in Vienna, he pursued a passion for photography that led him to produce trademark black-and-white images. The results took him to the heights of his profession
By Charles OBERDORF, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- Peter Newman once described Walter CURTIN as Canada's greatest photographer. A Viennese Jew who fled Nazism, he became one of the country's most successful photojournalists of the Fifties and Sixties.
His best-known image is probably also the best-known photograph of its subject, Glenn Gould. In it, the pianist, wearing a heavy overcoat and a driver's cap, sits in profile, hunched over the keyboard of a shopworn Canadian Broadcasting Corporation studio piano, his mouth slightly ajar, as if singing along with his playing.
Mr. Gould himself seems to have preferred a different Walter CURTIN shot.
Over the years, thanks to several CURTIN assignments, the two had become Friends. ("Walter," Mr. Gould once said, "you're as crazy as I am.") The Friendship had an opposites-attract element: the charming, gregarious and dapper Viennese and the unkempt, argumentative and reclusive Canadian.
During one conversation - possibly one of Mr. Gould's famous late-night phone calls - the pianist described a nightmare he'd recently had in which he was a passenger in a 747 jet. A flight attendant came to him and whispered that the pilot had just died and that only Mr. Gould could land the plane. He woke up in terror.
In his darkroom, Mr. CURTIN dug out the negatives from an assignment he'd done that included a shot of a pilot at the controls of a big jet. He printed an enlargement, then one of Mr. Gould with his head at a matching angle. Carefully, he substituted the pianist's face for the pilot's, framed the result and sent it to Gould. He heard nothing, but later learned that for years there had been a shot of Mr. Gould in a pilot's uniform, with someone else's hairy hands, hanging in the pianist's bedroom.
Walter CURTIN was born Walter SPIEGEL in the imperial Vienna of Gustav Mahler and Ludwig Wittgenstein, Arthur Schnitzler and Gustav Klimt. In that well-fed city, the SPIEGELs were food importers and wholesalers. The business ran into trouble, however, when Walter was about 15.
A few years later, in 1933, his father died, leaving him head of the family. In November, 1938, eight months after Hitler's Germany annexed Austria, the concierge in their apartment building saved the family during the brutal Kristallnacht pogrom by sowing such seeds of deceit and confusion that the Nazi mob who came for them went away empty-handed. The strategy gained precious time, and Mr. CURTIN and his brother, Otto, soon fled to Britain. Their mother would die in Poland along with thousands of other Viennese Jews.
In England, Mr. CURTIN worked at odd jobs, tried to enlist on the day war was declared in September, 1939, but was rejected as an "alien." After the fall of France, both brothers, along with 2,000 other German-speaking aliens of military age, were shipped to an internment camp in Australia. When British Prime Minister Winston Churchill changed the policy to allow "friendly aliens" to enlist, Mr. CURTIN joined the British military and was advised to change his name in case of capture.
The brothers served first in the 93rd Pioneer Corps, and then Mr. CURTIN joined the Royal Engineers "after passing a test that required putting together two bits of old-fashioned toilet chain. That's how I became an Army engineer," he once wrote. He served until 1946, mainly with the Royal Air Force.
Once out of the military, he decided to pursue a career in photography. It was an interest that had followed him through the years. In Vienna, he had studied photoengraving and worked briefly for a portrait photographer; in London, before he was deported, he had learned colour printing; on the ship to Australia, he and some had formed a keen if under-equipped photography club.
Returning to London, he talked his way into an apprenticeship at a busy commercial photo studio. He was soon behind a camera making copy photographs of paintings. In 1948, he set up shop on his own in Kensington, where such clients as Time-Life Books wanted his well-crafted photos of paintings and art objects.
Along the way, Mr. CURTIN became acquainted with a talented young British painter 10 years his junior whom he met through an old military friend. As it happened, his friend was married to a painter who had decided to play matchmaker. Invited to dinner, Mr. CURTIN showed up in all innocence to be introduced to a beautiful young woman named Isabel KANN. She was Catholic and he was Jewish, but no matter. As these things go, a relationship quickly developed and they fell in love. They married in 1949.
On visits to Paris, he made Friends with the founders of the Magnum photo agency - including Robert and Cornell Capa, Dimitri Kessel and Henri Cartier-Bresson - who were setting new standards in photojournalism made possible by the inconspicuous mobility of the 35 mm camera and the versatility of high-speed film.
In 1952, hard economic times in Britain, together with the needs of a young family, led the CURTINs to emigrate to Canada.
Settling in Toronto, Mr. Walter decided to follow the lead of his Magnum Friends and began shooting people and events rather than paintings and sculpture. Within months he had sold a cover to Liberty magazine. It was a portrait of the hockey giant, King Clancy. Not long after that, the National Film Board in 1953 commissioned him to document the first season of the Stratford Festival.
It soon became apparent, though, that photojournalism would not support a growing family that by 1963 would number six children. So, according to his colleague, John Reeves, "Walter did this amazing thing. He unleashed that Viennnese charm of his on the ad agencies and somehow convinced them that his kind of shooting was just what they needed. All of a sudden, these black-and-white, available-light images started showing up in magazine ads and at the art directors' shows."
It was during this period that he worked with the journalist Peter C. Newman, who was then a senior editor and columnist at Maclean's. In a hand-written dedication, Mr. Newman wrote: "To Walter CURTIN, the most brilliant photographer in Canada. With admiration and best wishes. Peter Newman, May, 1961." It was a respect that was to remain unchanged through the years.
By then, Mr. CURTIN had moved the family back across the Atlantic to again try his luck in London. There, he replicated his Toronto ad-agency breakthrough, most memorably in a series of ads for Wills cigars. Each one featured a large informal close-up portrait of a man, clearly not a model, usually working-class - one was a street sweeper - each in his working garb and almost off-handedly holding a cigar. Freed of their ad copy, the series still stands up as a vivid collection of genre portraits.
Eight years later, the CURTINs returned to Toronto, where he would soon begin an obsessive personal project to document the major figures in Canada's classical music scene. In concert or rehearsal, in their homes or sometimes his own, he shot them all, from an aging Wilfred Pelletier in 1971 to a just-unpacked-from-Finland Jukka-Pekka Saraste in 1994. His Canadian Brass look slimly resplendent in the bell-bottomed, peacock tailoring of the early 1970s. Lotfi Mansouri of the Canadian Opera Company gesticulates, soprano Teresa Stratas clasps her hands to her mouth in embarrassment, the Huggett family clutter the floor with their many wind and string instruments. In 1994, some 80 of these images (from tens of thousands of negatives) finally became a book, Curtin Call, published by Exile Editions.
One reason Mr. CURTIN could indulge in this labour of love was that just as he was reaching retirement age in the mid-1970s, his wife, Isabel, took up painting again and was soon a success in major galleries with calm canvases that always included a vase of flowers, a colourful swatch of fabric and a sun-shot view through a window. Increasingly, in paintings made in winter, the window looked out on a corner of Cannes or Albuquerque.
The six CURTIN children also flourished. All of them have worked in the arts, but as one son, John, said, "We keep out of each other's way." One daughter paints, another sculpts, another writes poetry, another designs stage sets. John CURTIN makes award-winning documentary films. Joe, a designer and builder of concert violins and violas, recently received a $100,000 "genius" fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation for advancing the science of his field.
At the age of 80, Walter CURTIN, an agnostic Jew, converted to Roman Catholicism - primarily, his Friends speculated, to be buried with Isabel. Characteristically, he took Israel as his baptismal name. Until his early 90s, he seemed to live as energetically as ever, though, travelling whenever possible, especially to Europe, at home running errands for Isabel, entertaining Friends and eating heartily in the Viennese style, always with a glass of port before dinner, music after. He loved walking the dog, Bertie, and sitting in Isabel's overflowing garden of lilies. In the last year or two, though, he loved more and more to sleep, claiming it was preparing him for "the eternal snooze."
Walter CURTIN was born Walter SPIEGEL, on August 16, 1911, in Vienna. He died of age-related causes in Toronto on October 21, 2007. He was 96. He leaves his wife, Isabel KANN, and two sons and four daughters. He also leaves four grand_sons.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-04 published
CURTIS, " Jennifer" Heather (alias CRAIG, née BOYLE)
Jennifer Curtis (née BOYLE) of Southampton, England passed away Thursday, August 2, 2007 at Lee Manor, Owen Sound in her 87th year. Wife of the late Peter James CURTIS. She is survived by one son Craig CURTIS of Red Deer, Alberta and his wife Christine, brother Derek BOYLE and his wife Eileen of Cape Town, South Africa, one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law, both of Brighton, England. Loved grandmother of Brent, Rebekah and James. Jennifer spent 65 years in theatre under the stage name of Jennifer CRAIG. Beginning as a modern dancer in the style of Martha Graham, she later became a choreographer, director and costume designer. In her early career, she choreographed dance productions and directed musicals, and also operated her own dance school. However, it was in her later career that she evolved successfully on the international stage as a costume-maker and designer for both theatre and ballet. In particular, she worked at the Chichester Festival Theatre in England, the Houston Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, the Salt Lake City Ballet, the Hartford Ballet, as well as contracts in Italy and Denmark. Jennifer was the head of Wardrobe at the Cape Performing Arts Board in Cape Town, South Africa where she designed many productions, including the world premiere of Athol Fugard's “Boesman and Lena.” In Canada, she was head of Wardrobe and resident designer at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton for many years and also designed for the Alberta Ballet - including costumes for the 1988 Winter Olympics' production of “The Snow Queen.” Jennifer was one of the top makers of tutus for many of the world's leading ballerinas. Cremation has taken place. At Jennifer's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound through Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
THIBERT, Eugene F.
77 years, of Tilbury, at University Hospital, London on Thursday, January 4, 2007. Beloved husband of Cordelia "Toby" (née BELAIR.) Loving father of Annette and husband Brian CURTIS. Dearest grandfather of Marie GAUDREAU and spouse Ian KELLY, Ben CURTIS and wife Julie, Jason CURTIS, and great-grandfather of Zachery KELLY, and Cameron and Ryan CURTIS. Predeceased by parents Anthony THIBERT (1977) and Marie (CHARRON) THIBERT (1972.) Dearest brother of the late Margaret CHEVALIER (1989) (Mid-1991,) the late George THIBERT (2003) (Cecile,) Alfred (Edna) THIBERT, the late Leo THIBERT (2001) (Marcella,) Theresa WATSON (Dave-1979,) James (Marcella) THIBERT, all of Tilbury, Marie LEVESQUE of McGregor (Andre-2001.) Dear brother-in-law of Orise TELLIER, the late Agatha CHOUINARD (2005,) Velina SHEEHAN, Jeanne THIBERT, Louise BROSSEAU, Carmelle GAGE. Eugene was owner and operator of Thibert's Abattoir in Tilbury from 1961 until 1983, and was Fire Chief of Tilbury from 1959 to 1992. Eugene was a member of Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, Ontario Fire Chiefs Association, and Ontario Retirees, and was past president of Kent County Association of Fire Chiefs, and Essex County Association of Fire Chiefs. He was a member of Tilbury Knights of Columbus Third and Fourth Degree. Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury Saturday from 7-9 p.m., Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers 3 p.m. Sunday. Third and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus prayers 8: 30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service from the funeral home Monday, January 8, 2007 at 10 a.m., then to St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury for Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations to Saint_Joseph's-Regional Mental Health Care London or Alzheimer Society appreciated.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
GODFREY, Mary Elizabeth (née MORIN)
Passed away peacefully with family at her bedside after a courageous battle with cancer on December 19, 2007, at the age of 86, at West Oaks Long Term Health Care Facility, where she resided since August 2007. Beloved wife of the late Gordon M. GODFREY, P.Eng. (mining), June 2, 1973. Devoted and loving mother of Gordon (Carol), Elizabeth EVERARD (Michael), Patricia, John (Vicki). Cherished nana to Ryan (Erin), Colleen, Steven, Kevin (Alaina), Dylan and Patrick. Born March 13, 1921 in Toronto to Harold (Harry) MORIN and Mary (Molly) (née BOURKE.) Predeceased by her two sisters Margaret PEACOCK and Katrine CURTIS. Mary lived in Timmins until 1956, before moving to Elliot Lake where she resided until 1967. For the last 29 years, Patricia lived with Mary in Oakville. Mary's joy for travel took her around the world. Cruising, accompanied by her daughter Patricia, was a favorite pastime over the last 15 years. Mary is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in eastern and western Canada, especially Margaret Ann ANDES, her Friends, neighbours and life long friend Mary (Everard) LAST also from Timmins. Mary lived a quiet life dedicating time to enjoy her family. According to her wishes, only immediate family will preside at the cremation at Glen Oaks Crematorium, Oakville followed by a private interment at Spring Creek Cemetery, Clarskson, Ontario. A memorial service celebrating her life to be held in spring, 2008. Her family thanks Doctor Debra FELDMAN and Staff on the 3rd floor, East and West Wing, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital as well as Doctor Ling HUANG and the staff at West Oaks Long Term Care Home for providing wonderful care, compassion and support to Mother and her family. We also express our deepest gratitude to Patricia, daughter and life companion for her devoted care giving to Mother in her final years. Mother's courage, strength, wisdom, unselfish ways, wonderful sense of humour, will live on in our hearts. Your family is so proud and blessed to have you as our beloved Mother. Donations if desired may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
WHITEHEAD, Bruce Edward (1941-2007)
On December 14, 2007, at his home, Bruce passed away after a brief and courageous battle with lung cancer, a disease he faced with his usual quiet dignity and courage. Greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 20 years, Barbara; his son Christopher, brother Bryan, sister-in-law Gayle, and youngest brother Bill. He will be remembered by his former wife Suzie, his nieces, nephews, extended family and many Friends. Bruce was an engineer, businessman, musician, lifelong supporter of the arts and the local community, and a tireless volunteer. In his theatre lighting business he was able to combine his professional expertise and his interest in theatre; but music remained his greatest passion. From his days as part of the Toronto folk music scene, through the years with various Dixieland and country groups, to recently playing with the jazz band Bohemian Swing; Bruce delighted in being a musician. His kindness, generosity and enthusiasm for life will not be forgotten. If desired, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, or an arts organization of your choice would be appreciated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton (905) 878-2669. Visitation will take place from 1: 00 p.m. to 3: 00 p.m. The memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Father Mark CURTIS officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the chapel service. Private interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A celebration of Bruce's life, with Friends and music will be held in the new year. www.earlyfuneralhome.com

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-22 published
NEWMAN, Eva Martha (née CAMPBELL)
Passed away peacefully at Aurora Resthaven on Friday, December 14, 2007 in her 94th year. Formerly of Amica, Markham and of North York. Eva, beloved wife of the late Donald NEWMAN. Devoted member of Douglas (Margaret) of Niagara-on-the-Lake; David of St. Catharines Nancy (Ralph ERIKSEN) of Aurora. Proud grandmother to Don (Heather MOLINA); Andrew (fiancée Tessa KING); Pamela (Gerard) PERREIRA Jamie; Doug; and Bethany. Loving sister to Alice IRVINE; Elsie CLARK; Pearl (Bob) MacLEOD; Bob (Gwen) CAMPBELL; and predeceased by Ken CAMPBELL; Jean CURTIS; and Bill CAMPBELL. Eva will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. The family is appreciative of the care by the staff of Aurora Resthaven. A family celebration of Eva's life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421, Aurora.

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