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"FIR" 2007 Obituary


FIRBY 2007-01-01 published
In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Eva, who passed away 1 year ago today. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God can tell us why. Sadly missed by Lynda, Steve, Bobby, Katelyn, Salem and Taz.

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FIRBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
Died suddenly Wednesday August 22nd, 2007 at his home in Naples, Florida at the age of 72. He is survived by his spouse Ann, two sons, Bob and John MacGREGOR, Daughters-in-Law, Angela and Belen, and three grandchildren, Cole, Chase, Ewan, and sister Marg FIRBY.
Hugh MacGREGOR was known as a pioneer in the Canadian trade show industry. His show career began at MacLean-Hunter in the sixties and seventies. While at MacLean-Hunter Hugh produced the Festival Express, a cross Canada concert series featuring Janis Joplin, The Band, Grateful Dead, and many others. In 1975 he established Hugh F. MacGregor and Associates and in 1988 was acquired by Reed Exhibitions and became Reed Exhibitions Canada. During his career he created and produced many events that still operate today such as the Canadian Machine Tool Show, Canadian Plant Engineering and Design Show, and various regional industrial exhibitions.
Hugh MacGREGOR was an icon in the trade show management business. He and was a past President of the Canadian Association of Exhibition Managers from 1983 to 1985. He was also one of the founders of Auto-Reg Systems that later became Show Care Solutions, one of the largest registration companies in the world.
Hugh, formerly from Toronto, lived in the Marco Island, Florida area for the last 17 years. He loved to boat on his 55 ft. trawler out in the Atlantic Ocean with his many Friends, best of all with "Red" Owen.
He will be greatly missed by his family. Hugh had a great zest for life and lived every day like it was his last. He was an especially good grandfather who loved his grand kids greatly. "Grandpa Mac" will sorely be missed.
There will be a memorial at Angus Glen Golf Course, Markham Thursday, September 6th between 2: 00 p.m. and 6:30 pm.

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FIREMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-07 published
DOVER, Martin Bernard
Passed away Sunday, November 4, after a lengthy illness. He will be missed by his wife Eleanor, children Kayla and Brian SCHNEIDERMAN, Nancy and Howard FLEISCHER, Jodi and Mark DOVER and Howard Frank DOVER, by his grandchildren Lisa SCHNEIDERMAN, David SCHNEIDERMAN, Dara and Dan RAMES, Claudia FLEISCHER, Harlie DOVER, Cecily DOVER, Levi DOVER and sister Mina Dover COHEN. He was predeceased by his sister Joy Dover FIREMAN. A private family funeral was held in Toronto. Donations in his memory can be made to The Baycrest Centre @ (416) 785-2875.

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FIRLOTTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-23 published
With the stoicism and humility that characterized his heroic battle, peacefully at age 60 years, on Wednesday November 21, 2007 at Toronto General Hospital. Patrick was the beloved husband of Margaret and loving father of Thomas of Toronto. Predeceased by his darling mother Jeanne, father Gerald and brother Jack (Jo-Anne FIRLOTTE) and remembered fondly by Peggy (Boyd) of Bancroft, Mike (Linda) of Thunder Bay, Susan (Bruce) of Calgary, the Lesa family, and his many Friends, including those on Shuylers Island with whom he spent much time perfecting his golf swing. Patrick's life will also be richly celebrated by all of his colleagues in the Ministry of Transportation and DM Wills Consulting Engineers where he was dedicated to a rewarding career of public service. Family and Friends are invited to join in a celebration of Patrick's life at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28 at Saint_John's Anglican Church, Bancroft. Reception to follow. Donations (in lieu of flowers) may be made in Patrick's memory to Toronto General Hospital Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit - Funeral arrangements entrusted to Baragar Funeral Home, Bancroft.

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FIRSTBROOK 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

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