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EVANOW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-27 published
YULE, Frederick L. " Sweeney"
Died peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2007, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound in his 81st year. Former member of the Royal Canadian Air Force serving in the Accounting Division during peacetime operations overseas. Beloved father of David and his wife Pamela of Brampton and Christina and her husband Bill EVANOW of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Loving grandfather to Alicia and Hannah YULE and Jessica, Matthew, Liam and Daniel EVANOW. Fred was predeceased by his only brother Alec YULE formerly of Mt. Forest. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 on Saturday, June 30th at 11 o'clock. Interment, Leith Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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EVANS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-13 published
FRANCIS, Margaret Irene
Many, many thanks to family and Friends for all the kindness and support, cards and phone calls, during the illness, and the passing of our Mother, Margaret Francis, on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. "Thank you's" go to Norm JACK of McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, for his care and understanding, to Pastor Peggy EVANS for her comforting words and to the Dundalk Lioness for preparing and serving lunch in our home. All was very much appreciated. To the staff on the first floor of the Dufferin Oaks Nursing Home, a very special "Thank You" for all the wonderful and loving care over the past two years, and especially the last six weeks. It will never be forgotten.
- Gord and Betty FRANCIS.
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EVANS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-17 published
LOUGHEED, Lynn
We, the family of Lynn LOUGHEED, would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all family members and Friends who visited, sent flowers, made donations and supported us in any way at the time of Lynn's death. A special thanks to the Junction for lunch and Sue and Brenda for looking after it. Thank you so much to Pastor Peggy EVANS for her comforting words, Norm JACK for such tender care of our daughter/sister. All is much appreciated and will never be forgotten.
- Rosemary, Ken, Leonard, Louise, Lorraine, Les and families.
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EVANS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-14 published
OVINGTON, Helen Elizabeth (née REID)
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Thursday, November 8, 2007. Helen Elizabeth OVINGTON (née REID) formerly of Princeton in her 88th year. 50-year-member of Floreat Rebekah Lodge #283. Member of Princeton United Church, Princeton U.C.W., Women's Institute and Gobles Ladies Euchre Club. Beloved wife of the late Gregor OVINGTON. Dear mother of Don OVINGTON and his wife Roma of R.R.#4 Markdale. Step-grandmother to Linda and Greg EVANS and step-great-grandmother to Peter and Reid EVANS. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Ted and Don. Cremation, followed by a memorial graveside service to be held in the spring (2008) at Princeton Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Princeton United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the May Funeral Home, Markdale 519-986-3310.
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EVANS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-19 published
STADE, Beverley Chester
Of R.R.#3 Chesley, passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, November 17, 2007 in his 64th year. Dear brother of Marilyn (Cliff) STRUCKE of Chesley, Grace, Delores, Linda, and Sandra all of R.R.#3 Chelsey, Fred of Neustadt, Charlie of R.R.#3 Chesley, Ron (Betty) of Chesley and Virginia EVANS of Guelph. Loving uncle of Tim (Marta) of Hamilton, Ken (Sharon) of Walkerton, Michael (Pam) of Hamilton, Brenda of Elmwood, Joanne (Gord) and Jean (Charlie) all of Chesley. Pre-deceased by his nephew Terry STRUCKE and parents Henry and Mabel STADE. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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EVANS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-19 published
SINCLAIR, William Armour
At Saint Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, Monday evening December 17, 2007. Bill SINCLAIR of Hepworth in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Olga KOTYK. Loving partner of Gerri MUZZELL of Owen Sound. Loved brother of Carole SUTTER of Owen Sound and Faye SINCLAIR and her partner David ZIMON of Ferndale. Lovingly remembered by his five nephews and nieces; Katherine KINGSBURY and her husband Ron of Owen Sound, Paul SUTTER and his wife Koona of Wiarton, Donna JUODVIRSIS and her husband Peter of Kitchener, Rick and Gary EVANS both of Cambridge as well as the Kotyk nephews and nieces. Dear friend of Adam WATSON of Owen Sound and will be sadly missed by the Muzzell family. Dear brother-in-law of Michael KOTYK, Walter KOTYK and his wife Gwen and Olga KOTYK all of St. Catharines. Also survived by several great nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his parents Wallace and Olive SINCLAIR, his sister Barbara and her husband Marty EVANS, brothers-in-law D.L. SUTTER and William KOTYK and sister-in-law Laura KOTYK. Bill will be greatly missed by his many, many Friends. 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 Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Gerry HOFSTETTER officiating. Spring interment Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Vision 2002 (Sauble Area Medical Clinic) or the Owen Sound Animal Shelter would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhomel.com. A tree will be planted in the Memory Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Bill by the Downs and son Funeral Home. Burns Lodge 436 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will hold a memorial service at the Funeral Home Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. “We Live To Ride - We Ride To Live&rdquo

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EVANS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
GOFF, Marguerite L.
Peacefully at her residence on Sunday, January 7, 2007, surrounded by her family, Marguerite L. GOFF of London in her 88th year. Beloved wife for 67 years of Charles GOFF and dearly loved mother of Cheri (Joseph) PITTMAN and Karen (Gerry) BLACKWELL of London and Jim GOFF of Strathroy. Predeceased by a daughter Joyce Marie EAST. Loved mother-in-law of Arthur EAST of London. Marguerite will be sadly missed by 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a sister Lorraine and brother Ralph. Friends will be received at the Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel 1997 Dundas Street, E. (at Wavell) London on Friday, January 12, 2007 from 12: 30-1:30 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Jim EVANS officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the charity of choice gratefully received. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth 519-652-2020 in care of arrangements.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-11 published
HINDMAN, Daniel Howard Wallace
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, in his 91st year. Daniel Howard Wallace HINDMAN, the beloved husband of the late Ruth Josephine ("Pete") HINDMAN (née McKAY.) Loving father of Lynda SMITH, Elizabeth and her husband David BEDFORD, Kenneth George (Skip) HINDMAN and his wife Karen, and Susan and her husband Paul KIRK. Loving grandfather of Sandra, Brian, Christie, David, Christine, Jason, Kendra, Scott, Jeffrey, Daniel, Rachael, Cassandra and Nicholas. Great-grandfather of five. Dear brother of Helen and her husband Parker EVANS and their family. Howard will long be remembered for his business, sporting and community involvement. Howard was the president of the Hindman Transportation Company. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home (519) 376-2326 on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Central Westside United Church, 310-10th Street West, Owen Sound, on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Health Centre Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
EVANS, Elizabeth Palmer
Passed away peacefully on June 14th, 2007 in her 65th year. She leaves behind her brother Tom, (Jean), and her sister Jane, (Walter Pady), and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Tom and Virginia EVANS and her siblings Barney and Mary. The family wish to sincerely thank her kind and supportive Friends Sharon, Karry and Maria. As well Peel Memorial Hospital, I.M.U. Department for their extremely kind and considerate care of Lis, and of her family. There will be a graveside memorial service at Saint_James Anglican Church, Hudson, Quebec, at a later date.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
EVANS, Ross
Broadcaster, civil servant, painter, pianist, classical music-lover and avid reader, died in Toronto on July 16, 2007. Beloved son of George and Daisy, husband of Daphne, father of Sarah and Patrick, brother of Marion, uncle of Tom, Tim, Jerry, Beth and Paula, brother-in-law of John and wife Rosemary, uncle of Drew and Craig, friend of Norm. Private family arrangements. Cremation. Flowers declined.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-20 published
WILL, Nancy Claire (née EVANS)
It is with profound and sincerest sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy Claire WILL (née EVANS) in the presence of her loving family on July 18th, 2007 at Credit Valley Hospital. Nancy battled cancer with the same spirit in which she lived life, with deter mination, courage and dignity. Her tremendous character and graciousness has uplifted and inspired us all. Devoted daughter of the late Evelyn and Edward EVANS and cherished sister of the late Erin SVACINA. She is survived by her loving husband and companion of 36 years, Ken; brother-in-law Kirk and his spouse Diane; sister Lyn CRAWFORD and her daughter Andrea FIRSTBROOK and son-in-law David; her nephew Christian SVACINA and his wife Rikki; sister Anne EVANS; brother Ted EVANS and his wife Christine and their children Alysha and Brad; brother Dan EVANS and his wife Lisa and Dan's children Jessica and Rachel. During the last five years, Nancy became an avid golfer as a member of Trafalgar Golf and Country Club. One of her proudest achievements was a Hole-In-One last year at Trafalgar. She will be missed by her golfing buddies. Nancy will also be missed by her close and dear Friends who came to be a source of great comfort during her final months and days. The family will receive Friends at the Neweduk Funeral Home -'Mississauga Chapel', 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Friday, July 20, 2007 between 4: 00 p.m. and 7: 00 p.m. Complete Funeral Mass on Saturday July 21, 2007 at 10 a.m. from Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (5440 Durie Rd., Streetsville). Friends are asked to meet directly at the church Saturday morning. Donations in memory of Nancy may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-06 published
EVANS, John Joseph " Jack"
Goderich, Ontario. On Saturday August 4, 2007 in his eightieth year Jack was called to his eternal reward after a life of joy and happiness. Huron Country born and bred and determined to spend his life there, Jack was rock-solid in his commitments - his nick name, "Honest John". No gray areas in his life - one wife, one family, one house and one passion - sports. An avid and respected team player in football, baseball and hockey. An accomplished golfer, a long-time junior B hockey coach in the Detroit Red Wings organization dating from 1957 and a 10 year coach with his beloved "Canada Company" softball team. As an N.H.L. scout with Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues along with a year with the Hockey Canada Junior program, Jack criss-crossed North America many times and made several trips to Europe and Russia. Over the 33 year span of that career, his professional life was spent in his favorite recreational pursuit, watching hockey games, many thousands of them. Before making a draft pick, the last question at the St. Louis Blues table at the annual junior draft was "What does Jack think?" Jack's response "Well boys, in my opinion…"
Jack's life was devoted to and shared with his loving wife Rosemarie and daughters Mary Jo and Jenny (husband Darren DEJEAN) who rejoiced in his life and now mourn his passing. Visitation at McCallum Palla Funeral Home in Goderich Monday August 6, 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., 7: 00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass 11: 00 a.m. Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Goderich Tuesday August 7. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Huron County Computed Tomography Scanner Program at Goderich.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
MILNE, Steven
Died tragically in his Mustang on Sunday, September 2, 2007 in his 53rd year. Loving husband for 27 years of Patricia (McWHIRTER.) Caring father of Thomas, Patrick and Andrew. Beloved son of Marilyn and the Late Peter MILNE. Brother of Terry (Lloyd EVANS,) Laurie (Steve HOS) and Christine (Wayne BROWN.) Steve is also greatly missed by the McWhirter family. In keeping with Steve's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service is being held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 332 (111 Hunt Street, Ajax, L1S 1P3) Saturday September 8th between 2-4. No suits or ties please at Steven's request. Arrangements entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home 905-428-8488. Donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation www.cbcf.org would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-11 published
SMITH, Kathleen Carrie (August 12, 1915-September 8, 2007)
Kathleen Carrie SMITH, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the age of 92 years surrounded by her family.
Kathleen was born in Simcoe, Ontario on August 12, 1915. After World War 2 Kay and her beloved husband, Walter chose to settle in Richmond Hill, Ontario and over fifty-three years, happily raised their family. They were true community builders, sharing their energy, time and talents in a variety of organizations including the community arena, the curling rink, York Central Hospital Auxiliary (a charter member with thirty-eight years of service), the Canadian Cancer Society and Richmond Hill United Church. The couple greatly enjoyed the Square Dancing Club and the Curtain Drama Club. Kay had a life long passion for the Performing Arts and in her later years took great delight in classic movies. To round out her activities, Kay owned and operated an upscale clothing consignment shop for several years. In 1999, Kay moved to Calgary to begin a new chapter in her life and to be closer to her family.
All of her life Kay provided guidance and support for all of her Friends, associates and family members and she always did this in a warm and gracious manner.
Kathleen will be lovingly remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Christine SMITH of Halifax; her daughter and son-in-law, Charleen and Chris EVANS of Invermere; and by her grandchildren, Lesley (Robert) BECHTOLD, of Maine; Geoffrey (Bridget) SMITH of Kingston; Lyndsey (Darrin) BONNELLY of Halifax; Meaghan EVANS and Kash GINIGE of Calgary; Craig (Flo) EVANS of New York; and by seven great-grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Patricia HORNE of Tillsonburg and Sheila EDEY of Sudbury; her uncle Ben SPENCE of Burlington; and by her cousins, Morleen BOUSFIELD of Toronto and Miriam FICK of Thornhill. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Walter and by her sister Joyce STANLEY.
Funeral Services were held at McDougall United Church in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, September 11, 2007. A Graveside Service will be held in Ontario at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made directly to the York Central Hospital Foundation, 10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4Z3 (Telephone: (905) 883-1212) or to your local Canadian Cancer Society Chapter. The family would like to thank Doctor J. Van Ohm and the staff at Carewest Royal Park for the support and care Kathleen received. A special thank you to Kathleen's personal caregivers over the last few years, Hermalinda, Leslie, Eveyln, Marietta and Rose for all of their compassionate care and special kindness.
In living memory of Kathleen SMITH, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-14 published
Surgeon scored 1962 breakthrough with world's first coronary care unit
Doctor who had served on HMCS Prince Robert in wartime later maintained a thriving practice and taught generations of medical students at the University of Toronto, writes Sandra Martin
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Back in the early 1960s, when prescribing blood thinners was the standard treatment for acute heart attacks, Robert (Bob) MacMILLAN and his colleague Kenneth (Ken) BROWN were disturbed by the 40 per cent mortality rate in their recovering patients at the Toronto General Hospital. Some of these patients, who seemed very well when the night nurse checked on them, were found dead the following morning. The cause seemed obvious: a disturbance in the rhythm of the heart's electrical system, or ventricular fibrillation. But what triggered the fatal imbalance remained a mystery.
In 1962, the two doctors established the world's first coronary care unit at Toronto General Hospital. Within a year they had reduced the mortality rate by 10 per cent. The significance of the coronary unit was "huge," said cardiologist Douglas WIGLE, a former colleague and now professor emeritus at the department of medicine at the University of Toronto.
"Bob was a superb teacher with a very dry wit who made a point of being charming and friendly to students when it was more typical in those days for doctors to be austere and professorial," said hematologist Michael BAKER, an intern under Doctor MacMILLAN in the mid-1960s and now physician-in-chief at university health network.
"I learned the technical aspects of cardiology from him but, far more important, looking back, I learned the human side of being a prominent physician," said Doctor BAKER. "He was pleasant, he had a sense of humour, he had a life outside the hospital and he was interested in us as people."
Robert Laidlaw MacMILLAN was born into a medical family in Toronto during the First World War. His father, Robert Johnson MacMILLAN, was an anesthetist at the Wellesley Hospital and his mother, Merle (née LAIDLAW,) was a nurse. The family, which included Bob's younger brother Hugh (who also became a distinguished doctor) and his sister Mary, lived first on Admiral Road and then on Dunvegan in Forest Hill.
When Bob was about 13, his father decided to spend a year in Europe to complete his medical training, which had been truncated by the war. The three children were sent to the Lycée Jacquard in Switzerland, where they learned to ski and to speak French. When the MacMILLANs returned to Toronto, the boys enrolled at University of Toronto Schools, then a boys-only elite private academic institution. They were both burly and very athletic and were known as Big Beef and Little Beef. Bob graduated in 1934 and went that fall to Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where he played college rugby and hockey, and earned an honours degree in biological and medical sciences in 1938 and a medical degree three years later.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old Welsh woman named Eluned (Lyn) CAREY- EVANS, had graduated from Roedean School near Brighton in Sussex, and set off on a tour of Canada in August of 1939, having been assured by her grandfather, the former British prime minister David Lloyd GEORGE, that fears of war breaking out were grossly exaggerated. She was in Sault Ste. Marie on September 3, 1939, when British prime minister Neville Chamberlain declared war on Germany.
Stranded without money, connections, or winter clothes, Lyn was rescued by Friends of her family who arranged for her to stay at St. Hilda's, the women's residence at Trinity College. The university allowed her to attend medical classes (based on her English qualifications) and that is how, coming out of the library with her arms loaded with borrowed books, she literally ran into Bob MacMILLAN, the older brother of her classmate Hugh. After he got down on his hands and knees to retrieve her books, he invited her for a milkshake, and that was that. "He was so funny always; he was such an interesting person," she said in a telephone interview late last week.
They were married three years later on Valentine's Day, 1942, at Trinity College, with no member of her family able to cross the Atlantic to attend the ceremony. By then, he had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. They made their first home in Victoria, British Columbia, which they both loved, but she returned to Toronto when he was posted overseas as a surgeon lieutenant commander on HMCS Prince Robert. The ship, which had been designed as a coastal ferry for Canadian National's Vancouver-to-Alaska run, was the vessel that had carried King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the round trip from Vancouver to Victoria as part of a Royal tour in May, 1939. It was then converted to an armed merchant cruiser for convoy duty and escorted Canadian troops to Hong Kong in October of 1941 for the ill-fated defence of the British crown colony against the Japanese.
By the time Lt.-Cmdr. MacMILLAN climbed aboard, Prince Robert was an anti-aircraft cruiser. It sailed for Plymouth via the Panama Canal, picking up a huge bunch of green bananas on route which Bob decided to present to his in-laws as a getting-acquainted gift. Their first sight of him, as he emerged on the station platform in North Wales in 1943, was of a tall, husky man with a red beard bent under the weight of his bounty of ripe bananas a fruit they hadn't seen in years. They were charmed, according to Lyn MacMILLAN who recollected that her family "ate bananas until they were blue in the face."
Lt.-Cmdr. MacMILLAN remained on Prince Robert for the duration of the war, during which the ship had more conversions and sailed more operational miles than any other in the Royal Canadian Navy. For much of the conflict she was the navy's largest and most heavily armed ship, and later had a final life as a luxury ocean liner.
While her husband was overseas, Mrs. MacMILLAN gave birth to their first child, the historian Margaret MacMILLAN, now warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford. Four more children followed, Ann, a London-based Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster Tom, a financier; Robert, a urologist; and David, an energy consultant.
After he was demobilized at the end of the Pacific War, Doctor MacMILLAN was joined by his growing family where he did post-graduate studies in London and Oxford and qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1947. The next year, the MacMILLANs moved back across the Atlantic so he could take up a position at Toronto General Hospital as senior intern in hematology. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) in 1948 and began his long career as a cardiologist on staff at the Toronto General Hospital, initially doing work on blood clotting and platelets.
In the early 1960s, Doctor MacMILLAN and his colleague Doctor K.W. BROWN decided to isolate and observe cardiac patients closely to see if they could determine the factors contributing to high mortality rates in supposedly recovering patients. Federal and provincial governments provided research grants; a private donor, Percy Gardiner, contributed the start-up funds to hire extra nurses to monitor the patients on a 24-hour basis especially in the critical 48-hour period after admission, and the Toronto General Hospital supplied a small room containing four beds separated by curtains.
When the unit opened on March 12, 1962, four patients were attached to improvised electro-cardiogram machines to record every beat of their hearts. Nurses became expert at recognizing complications and instituting life-saving procedures while waiting for doctors to arrive. After a year, this team approach and quick interventions to adjust or restart heart-beat rhythms had reduced the death rate by 10 per cent. The two doctors described their study in an article in the medical journal The Lancet on August 17, 1963, which enabled them to claim credit for establishing the first coronary intensive-care unit in the world.
Despite this medical breakthrough and the fact that Doctor MacMILLAN remained co-director of the coronary unit (which quickly expanded to eight beds) for the next decade, his calling was not primarily as a researcher. Above all, he was a practitioner and a professor, establishing an extensive private practice and teaching generations of medical students at the Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto. From his first position as a clinical teacher and an assistant physician in 1952, he rose steadily through the medical and academic ranks, becoming an assistant professor in 1965, an associate professor and senior staff physician in 1968 and professor of medicine and head of the division of general internal medicine at Toronto General Hospital in 1976. He had to retire from teaching when he turned 65 in 1982, but maintained his medical practice for another decade and served as a consultant to the province's Workman's Compensation Board when he was even older.
Dr. MacMILLAN was also a fearless and accomplished traveller and athlete who loved the outdoors. He delighted in canoeing, scuba diving, hiking, camping and playing tennis and skiing in remote locations only accessible by helicopter well into his late 70s. In addition, he and his wife had an active country life on a farm in Vaughan, Ontario, north of Toronto (which his father had bought in 1934) where, among other activities, he kept bees.
The MacMILLANs were at the farm in 2001 when he recognized that he was having a heart attack and told his wife to drive him to the local hospital - fast - where he read his own cardiogram and diagnosed a clot in his heart. The next morning he had a massive coronary. After several weeks in hospital he was transferred to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where after six weeks in residence and six months as an outpatient he gradually learned to walk and talk again. "We had six happy years," said Mrs. MacMILLAN. At the beginning of this year, his health declined seriously and he had to go into a special care unit.
Robert Laidlaw MacMILLAN was born May 23, 1917, in Toronto. He died of complications from heart disease on September 5, 2007 at East York General Hospital in Toronto. He was 90. He is survived by his wife Lyn, five children, 12 grandchildren and his extended family.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
ARTHUR, John William
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake General Hospital at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Gladys for 59 years. Dear father of Rosemary (Dominic) EVANS and Ian (Jennifer) ARTHUR. Cherished grandfather of Bruce, Zoe, Miki, Tomi and Maia. John was a former vice president with Prudential of America in Toronto and was very well respected by his colleagues. He had a very giving nature; he was a kind friend, a loving husband and father that will be sadly missed by all who knew him. John's family will receive Friends at the Niagara-On-The-Lake Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 415 Regent Street, on Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. followed by a service in the chapel. Cremation to follow with a procession to Pleasantview Memorial Gardens in Fonthill. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Charity of One's Choice. Online guest register www.morganfuneral.com

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
ESKRITT, Diana
After a courageous battle with cancer, on September 12, 2007. Beloved wife of Leslie Joseph ESKRITT. Devoted mother of Jodi Ann and Ian Joseph (Jeremy Lin EVANS- ESKRITT) and proud grandmother of Keagan Leslie and Loghan Dawn. Dear sister of Sheila Elizabeth (Mrs. H. Oswald SHANKS) and Pam (Mrs. Brian BROLLEY). Diana will be fondly remembered and missed by her many Friends and family. The family wishes to thank all those who helped Diana and Joe through her illness. Memorial service will be held in the chapel of James Reid Funeral Home Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Blvd), on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 3 p.m. Reception to follow in the James Reid Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Muscular Sclerosis Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Donations by cheque only please).

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-20 published
ATKINS, Thomas B.J. "Tom"
Suddenly, on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, Thomas B.J. 'Tom' ATKINS, ham radio call sign VE3CDM (or as he would say, 'victor-echo-three-cool-drymartini') passed away at home, at the age of 81. Dad's integrity, generosity and work ethic inspired us all. He generously gave his time and effort to support many others, in particular through his service as a leader of many ham radio organizations in Canada and around the world. Dad passed away after a tough year of medical problems following an unexpected hip fracture in September 2006. Up until his accident, he was fully independent, living with Mum in their family home of 45 years in Don Mills and traveling the world. He was a founder of St. Matthew The Apostle Oriole Anglican parish, where he faithfully attended services every week until his accident. In his last months Dad suffered from dementia which developed aggressively after his hip fracture, but he never forgot the faces of his loving family. Having trained originally as a lawyer in his native England, Tom emigrated to Canada in 1952 with his bride Joan (née EVANS.) After starting his professional career in Canada as a banker with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Tom followed his love of all things electronic into the fledgling Canadian television industry where he ultimately held senior executive positions with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CTV, and Bushnell Communications (now Standard Radio). While his business successes were many, Tom's proudest accomplishments occurred in the world of amateur radio, where he served as President of Region 2 (The Americas) of the International Amateur Radio Union, after completing a number of terms as President of the Canadian Radio Relay League and, before that, various Ontario ham radio organizations. Tom led the communications team on the Canadian side of the joint Canada-USSR trans-polar ski trek in 1988, which led to a number of lasting international Friendships. In recognition of his many years of service to all these various organizations and initiatives, Tom was elected Canadian Amateur of the Year in 1991 by his fellow hams, and was named to the Radio Amateurs of Canada hall of fame in 2003. Dad served in World War 2 as an LST signals officer in the British navy, and later as a captain in the Canadian Forces reserves. He was proud to have served both his native and adopted countries honourably. Like many combat veterans, he never spoke much about his military service but in his last months as the dementia advanced, some of those memories haunted his dreams. He leaves behind Jo, his loving wife of 55 years, his two daughters and their families: Margaret Shân ATKINS of Chicago, her husband Jim ERBS and grand_sons David, Andrew and Graham ERBS; and his daughter Elizabeth Joan ('Liz') ATKINS of Toronto, her husband Paul DORGAN and grand_son James DORGAN; his sister Joyce RATTRAY of Newmarket, England and brother Clifford ATKINS of Upton-on-Severn, England. He was predeceased by his youngest brother Robert ATKINS, and by his parents Clifford and Bronwen ATKINS. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Many thanks to the many kind caregivers at Amica of Bayview for the compassion they have all shown to both Mum and Dad over these recent difficult months. A memorial service to celebrate Dad's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday September 22 at St. Matthew The Apostle Oriole Anglican parish, 80 George Henry Boulevard, North York, with refreshments to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations in Dad's memory be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or St. Matthew The Apostle Oriole.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
AYRE, Charles Alan
Peacefully on September 22 at age 98 at Simcoe Manor, Beeton after a short illness. Alan will be remembered with love and affection by his sister Isla, his son Michael, son-in-law Danny TOMLINSON, daughter Margaret and husband Jack FLEETWOOD, and son John and wife Mary Ann EVANS; by grandchildren Terri and Brian TOMLINSON; Craig and Kevin FLEETWOOD; Evelyn, Edward and Eleanor AYRE. Alan was predeceased by his wife of 59 years Joan and his daughter Barbara. Born in Winnipeg on May 9, 1909 to William and Sarah AYRE, Alan followed an early interest in chemistry, subsequently earning a PhD in biochemistry in 1936 at Imperial College, London. After laboratory research in England and Canada, he entered the chemical industry in 1944, retiring in 1974 as President of BDH Chemicals in Toronto. His family will remember his great fondness for his collection of rare scientific books and his ambitious gardening which included raising his beloved peonies. Burial will be a private family ceremony at Niagara Lake Shore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
LEMAIRE, Kenneth Joseph
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Joseph LEMAIRE of Goderich and previously of Toronto, on Saturday, 16 September, 2007 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Catherine EVANS, brother to Bob and his wife Mary in Kelowna, British Columbia, Terry and her husband Bob in Courtney, British Columbia, and predeceased by his brother Joe and his wife Zita from London, Ontario. Actor, teacher orator and poet, Ken would sing at the drop of a hat without coaxing, and loved a good tale. Ken's wit, charm and zest for life touched the hearts of those around him. His companionship and hospitality will be sorely missed. Ken will be interned at Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Goderich, at 1 p.m. on Saturday the 29th of September. A Celebration of Ken's life will follow from 2-4 p.m. at the Livery, South Street, Goderich. In lieu of flowers, bring along your favourite memory.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
EVANS- DAVIES, Derek William
It is with deep sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of Derek William EVANS- DAVIES on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 at Trail Regional Hospital after a long battle with heart and lung disease. Beloved husband of Bette (NIXON,) devoted father to 4 daughters Susan (Tim) of Vancouver; Barbara (Mark) of St. Albert Catherine (Rod) of Castlegar; and Trish (Chris) of Genelle. He will be greatly missed by his adoring grandchildren Graeme, Evan, Taryn, Brianne and Derek (Jr.). Derek was born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario in 1931, the sixth child of Reginald and Lydia of Wales. He attended Queen's University where he studied engineering. He and Bette married in 1956 and after a brief period in Sudbury, Ontario settled in Trail, British Columbia where he was employed at Cominco for 32 years. In 1957 Derek enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers (Militia) and ended his career as Commanding Officer of the 44th Field Squadron. Derek was passionate about his family, Friends and community; had a contagious sense of humour and lived life to full measure. He was a gardener extraordinaire, avid skier and golfer, opera buff and voracious reader. Derek served his community in many capacities which included: Director of Red Mountain Ski Club; Vice-President of Trail War field Stingrays President of Trail Rotary Club; Alderman, Village of Warfield Board member of Knox United Church; Director of Trail Hospital Board; and Cofounder of the Chivas Cup. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the hospital and community staff for their wonderful care and attention during Derek's illness. A memorial service to celebrate Derek's life will be held at 10: 30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 at Trail United Church. Blaine Krist of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is entrusted with arrangements. Donations in Derek's memory may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and Health Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, British Columbia V1R 4M1, or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, East and West Kootenay, Box 3023, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 3H7 and would be appreciated by the family as an expression of sympathy. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family's online Memorial Register at: personalalternative.com.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
EVANS, Glyn James (1917-2007)
Glyn died peacefully in his 91st year at North York General Hospital on September 27. He will be sorely missed by loving wife Aline, sons Gary/ June, H. Douglas/Elizabeth grandchildren Arwen/Philip, Shanna/Stephen, Ryan, Glyn, Cynthia and great-grand_son Aubrey, brother David/Betty and family and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Glyn was a true Westerner and a proud Canadian having, been born and raised in Alberta and served overseas in the last world war as an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following the war Glyn graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Civil Engineering and began his career in the petroleum industry in Alberta with Texaco Canada before moving east to Toronto with his family in 1960 to accept a position of Vice-President and Gen Manitoba of Trans-Northern Pipeline. This was the beginning of a successful and rewarding career, becoming Pres. the following year and continuing in that capacity until his promotion to Chairman of the Board shortly before his retirement in 1982. Glyn was involved in industry activities having served terms as Chairman of both the Pipeline Div. of the Canadian Petroleum Assoc. and the Pipeline Committee of the Canadian Standards Assoc. Glyn was an active outdoorsman and an enthusiastic member of the Donalda Club where he was involved in both curling and golf and also served on the Board of Directors and as President during the early years of the club. He was in good health until the last few years of his life and enjoyed an active and healthy lifestyle. A Memorial and Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday October 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Donalda Club, 12 Bushbury Drive, North York. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Feed the Children, Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf or Canadian Cancer Society.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
SMITH, Ruth (née BERK)
With great dignity, Ruth SMITH passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 in her 93 year. Beloved wife of 57 years of the late Isadore SMITH. Loving daughter of the late Louis and Ida BERK. Mother of Larry SMITH and Nancy-Gay ROTSTEIN and mother-in-law of Tracey SMITH and Max ROTSTEIN. Dear sister of Shirley SIMON of Montreal. Loving Grandmother of Cynthia SMITH, Ilyse SMITH and Mark KERZNER, Natalie and Joe HENRICH and Brooke SHEKTER. Loving Grandmother of Marci EVANS and her husband Tim, Stephen ROTSTEIN and his wife Christina and Tracy ROTSTEIN- BERK and her husband Andrew devoted great-grandmother to Aviva and Ari EVANS. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Larry SMITH and Family will be observing Shiva at 58 Old Forest Hill Road after the Interment and concluding Sunday night November 11th. Nancy-Gay and the Rotstein Family will be observing Shiva at 1 Benvenuto Place, Apartment 202 after the Interment on Friday, November 9th on Saturday, November 10th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; on Sunday, November 11th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and concluding on Monday night, November 12th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Isadore and Ruth SMITH Foundation c/o Baycrest, (416) 785-2875.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
SMITH, Ruth Berk
A beautiful and gracious lady, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 7, 2007 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of 57 years of the late Isadore Edward SMITH. Mother and mother-in-law of Larry and Tracey SMITH, and Nancy-Gay and Max ROTSTEIN. Dear sister of Shirley SIMON. Grandmother of Cynthia SMITH, Ilyse SMITH and Mark KERZNER, Natalie and Joe HENRICH, Brooke SHEKTER, Marci ROTSTEIN and Tim EVANS, Stephen ROTSTEIN and Christina LEE, and Tracy ROTSTEIN and Andrew BERK. Adored great-grandmother of her nine great-grandchildren. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday November 9, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Larry SMITH and Family will be observing shiva at 58 Old Forest Hill Road. Nancy-Gay ROTSTEIN and Family will be observing shiva at 1 Benvenuto Place, apt. 202. Both shivas conclude Sunday night, November 11. Memorial donations may be made to The Isadore and Ruth Smith Foundation c/o Baycrest, (416) 785-2875.

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EVANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-05 published
SVENNINGSON, Daphne May (née HODGSON)
Born in Montreal March 14, 1927, died peacefully in Toronto, December 1, 2007. Beloved mother of Deborah FROSST- MCINNES/MCINNIS (Robert,) Margot SVENNINGSON and Sally SVENNINGSON, and adored grandmother of Captain John A.H. EVANS, Catherine M.M. EVANS- GROWEN, Great Granny D. to Leif, Alec and Duncan. As per Daphne's wishes, there will be no service. If desired, donations in Daphne's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, online at www.diabetes.ca or by mail c/o D. Masraff, 805 - 4 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1B6.

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EVASCHUK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-26 published
PARKER, Howard Earl
Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home, London on Sunday September 23rd in his 76th year. Predeceased by his wife Mary (née FENTON.) Dear father of Susan EVASCHUK (Tony) of Dorchester and Jeffery of British Columbia. Loving grandfather of Melissa, Adam, Jessica and Tyler. Brother of Virginia GREATHEAD. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Meadow Park Nursing Home on Thursday September 27, 2007 at 11 a.m.

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