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GIBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
DICK, The Honourable Kenneth Y.
Died quietly in his sleep at dawn Friday, 5 January 2007 at Saint Michael's Hospital. Born 11 December 1909 and raised in Milton, he was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters and his wife Helen née WINFIELD. He is survived by sisters Kathleen (Kitty) GIBB of Toronto, Willamine (Billie) MARSHALL of Milton; daughter Sally ORVISS (Claire,) Toronto, son Kenneth (Carol) of Guelph; grandchildren Andrea (Hans), Vancouver; Sara (Shane), Houston, Texas; Laura (Steve), Whitehorse; Avril (Jason) and Gordon of Guelph; and great-grand_sons Dylan, Jackson and Jakob. Graduate of Osgoode Hall, University of Toronto, he practiced law in Milton both before and after World War 2, during which he served as an Officer with the Lorne Scots and the Sherbrooke Fusilliers. Upon his appointment to the bench in Oxford County, mother and dad moved to Woodstock in the middle '60s. Sally and I extend great gratitude to the staff and Chaplaincy (Toni) of Saint Michael's. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (King and Simcoe), 2 p.m. Saturday, 20 January 2007. Arrangements entrusted to Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home.

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GIBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-12 published
BRYCE, Warren Randal
On Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill, just up the road from his home in Thornhill. Warren leaves behind in body, but never in spirit, his golden best friend and wife of 48 years, Jean. Beloved father of Barbara, David and Cameron and their spouses, Ricardo, Dana and Joanna. Sadly missed by his brother and sister-in law Malcolm and Donna, and by his little sister and brother-in-law Dana and Brian, to all of whom he is grateful for their long distances of travelling to come be with him. Also leaves his good old best friend, road trip partner, and brother-in-law Ian KEITH and sister-in-law Ellie, and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sheila and Blake GIBB. Missed by his grandchildren, Anna, Sebastian, Evan, Isabel and a wonderful new arrival expected any day now. After family and Friends, he loved building and fixing, capable of tackling any project. Miraculously finished his work on the cottage this summer and on the house this fall, so off now to others, elsewhere, and watching over his Jeanie. Service and reception on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin Street, Thornhill, Ontario. If desired in lieu of flowers, donations to Hill House Hospice (www.hillhousehospice.com) or Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Warren most appreciated.

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GIBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
BURK/BURKE, Barbara (née CHALMERS)
Barbara BURK/BURKE, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, November 3, 2007. She was 69.
Born in Toronto, daughter of the late Walter and Florence (nee MAYNARD) CHALMERS. Barbara was a bookkeeper/ secretary at Hanover Motors until retiring. Barb was a proud member of the Hanover Police Service Board, serving three terms over 13 years. She was also a member of the Hanover Public Library Board from 1985 to Survived by her daughter Michelle (Shawn) HAGGERTY of Fergus, son Wayne BURK/BURKE (Susan MARTELLOTTI) of London, grandchildren Megan (Shawn) SIMPSON, Leslie BURK/BURKE, Dana BURK/BURKE, Theron HAGGERTY and Marissa HAGGERTY, great-grandchild Alex SIMPSON and step-granddaughter Shauni HAGGERTY. Also survived by her sisters Donna (Doug) SCHAUS of Hanover, Carol Anne (Dennis) KUPFERSCHMIDT of Mildmay, brother William (Elaine) CHALMERS of Neustadt, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joe (Mabel) BURK/BURKE of Point Clark, and sister-in-law Susie Marie DONALDSON of Hanover. Predeceased by her husband Ronald BURK/BURKE and brothers Kenneth, Robert and Ronald.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Monday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Hanover Missionary Church. Rev. Peter GIBBINS officiated. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Pall bearers were Ben KUPFERSCHMIDT, Kevin CHALMERS, Mark SCHAUS, Alvin GREIN, Bob WHITE/WHYTE and Tracy DAVID.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Children's Health Foundation, Hanover Hospital Foundation or Hanover Library were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GIBBON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-31 published
RICHARDS, John Donald
Passed away in Meaford on Monday, October 29, 2007. John Donald RICHARDS. In his 78th year. Beloved husband of the former Shirley MacLEOD of Meaford. Dear father of John and Jeff RICHARDS of Meaford. Brother of Helen STEVENS of Hanover and Vera GIBBON of Owen Sound. Predeceased by four sisters and four brothers. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday morning, October 31 at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Visiting at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. As your expression of sympathy donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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GIBBON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-30 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Vivian
(Veteran World War 2 R.C.N. Retired Advertising Copywriter and Member of The Naval Club)
Born in Shelbourn Hill, Co. Durham, England on May 3, 1926 to his dear late parents Peter and Victoria (GIBBON) TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Entered into rest in the loving care of his family at the Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, November 26, 2007. Viv former husband of Lynne Margaret (JARVIS) TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Cherished father of Alan TAIT/TAITE/TATE and Heidi VON DER GATHEN of Orangeville, Elizabeth TAIT/TAITE/TATE and Christopher LE BER and Peter TAIT/TAITE/TATE, all of Toronto. Devoted grandpa of Ella TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Beloved friend of Jenny WEWERS.
Complete Funeral Services will be held in the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Ave., (One Block East of Donlands Subway) on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at One O'clock. (Visitation one hour prior to the service.) Private Cremation.

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GIBBONS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-12 published
COUTU, Ellen Amy (née BARFOOT)
At Georgian Heights Nursing Home, on Wednesday July 11th, 2007, Ellen COUTU (née BARFOOT) in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband Clifford CARSON. Sadly missed by her children Harold CARSON and his wife Pat of Owen Sound, Sharon BAUER and her husband Rudy of Preston, and Doug CARSON and his wife Helen of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by grandchildren Kathy (Jack) GIBBONS, Ryan CARSON, Delynne (Jeff) BAUER, Scott BAUER, Mark (Pam) CARSON, and Sheryl (Greg) KLERKS. Also missed by seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Irving. Predeceased by daughters Helen and Marilyn, and grand_son Brian. Also predeceased by sisters Viola, Winifred, Florence, Hattie, her brother Arthur, and by husbands Glenn PATTERSON and Victor COUTU. Ellen was a long time member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and of the Rebecca Lodge. Friends are invited to Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday July 13th, at 11 o'clock with visiting 1 hour prior to service. Reverend Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. A Legion Ladies Auxiliary service will be held Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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GIBBONS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-18 published
COOK, Doris Marion (née GIBBONS)
Peacefully at Lee Manor on Sunday, September 16, 2007. Doris COOK (née GIBBONS) of Owen Sound in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernie COOK. Loving mother of Larry and his wife Jane and David and Cathy all of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by three grandchildren Marc and his wife Cathy of Kitchener, Staci and her husband Jeff BROWN of Owen Sound and Leigh of British Columbia and three great-grandchildren Tanner, Cole and Ella. Also survived by a sister Ruth and her husband Ron BAKER of Owen Sound. Predeceased by two sisters, Edith HURLBUT and Helen COOK and five brothers Gord, Howard, Norm, Clarence and Clifford GIBBONS. 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 afternoon at 1 o'clock with visiting 1 hour prior to service time from 12 o'clock to 1 o'clock. Pastor Laurie GIBBONS officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation or Rockcliffe Gospel Temple would be appreciated.

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GIBBONS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-19 published
ROSBOROUGH, Jacqueline Audrey (née CARTER)
Suddenly at her residence on Tuesday October 16, 2007, Jacqueline Audrey ROSBOROUGH (née CARTER) of Kimberley, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Aulden ROSBOROUGH of Kimberley. Dear mother of Richard ICETON (Kim) and Randy ICETON (BettyLou) of Creemore, Rodney ICETON (Diane) of Ajax, Rodney ROSBOROUGH (Donna) of Warkworth, Rhonda ROSBOROUGH (Larry) of Pickering, Kelly RATHWELL (Brian) of Amherstview and Cheryl June GIBBONS (Nick) of Markdale. Cherished by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Friday from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Eugenia United Church, Canrobert Street, Eugenia on Saturday October 20th at 2: 30 p.m. followed by Cremation. Grey Chater #170 O.E.S. will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Friday evening at 6: 45 p.m. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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GIBBONS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-11 published
HOGAN, Kathleen Mary (née EDMUNDS)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, December 10, 2007. Bunny HOGAN of Owen Sound in her 70th year. Wife of the late Kenneth HOGAN. Dear mother of Darlene SKINNER (Bruce WARDROP,) Donna Lynn STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Robert DANARD, Jack GENOE (Tam CARRUTHERS), Debbie VIRTURE (Jenny PLAYFORD), Donna VIRTURE (Stacey CAMERON), Shannon GIBBONS (Rick GIBBONS) and Kevin VIRTUE. Also survived by eight grandchildren Kenny, Lisa, Chris, Mark, Clinton, Crystal, Natasha, Emily and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Grace and Al EDMUNDS, a son Robert and a son-in-law Arthur HAMILTON. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Wednesday from 12: 30 p.m. until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Dr. Ted CREEN officiating. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the CFOS - Sun Times Christmas Fund Broadcast would be appreciated.

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GIBBONS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
REID, Ruth (née MAY)
Monday evening, January 8th, 2007 at the Extendicare York. Beloved wife of Weir REID predeceased 1971. Loving mother of Paul (Lise,) Margaret, Brian (Sylvia), Michael (Fran), Scott and Valerie (Bruce). Cherished grandmother of Christopher (Anne), David, Mary, Megan, Sara, Brock, Warren, Katie (Charles), Emma and great-grand_son Felix. Dear daughter of Clarence and Anne MAY both predeceased. Dear sister of Bill and Margaret. Special aunt of Brenda GIBBONS and sadly missed by her other daughter Karen RUSSELL. She was born in London and married Weir in Brantford in 1944. She enjoyed working as a teacher at Sudbury Secondary School for a number of years where she taught Family Studies. Ruth was a strong supporter of her husbands work with Mine Mill Union, especially the Children's Camp. The family wish to thank the Staff of Extendicare York, 2nd Floor for their kindness and care, and a special thanks to Carolyn Audette. Funeral Service will be at Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St. at the Hazel St. Friday January 12th, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment the Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In lieu of flowers donations to the Childhood/Enfance Breakfast Program. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday or after 10: 30 a.m. Friday.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-09 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Gwen
Born November 21st, 1940 and passed away on Wednesday, June 6th, 2007, at Southlake Regional Hospital, after a 12 year battle with cancer. Her courage, compassion and strength will be remembered forever by family and Friends. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, she will be missed by all, especially husband Harold DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, grandchildren Jesse, Connor, Blaine, Tyler, Taylor and Toria; children Dawn CARROTHERS (Adam,) Stephanie DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (Larry GIBBS,) and Terri STENTIFORD (Brent.) Special thanks to niece Lee-Ann BRAND for always being there for mom, brother, Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR, for bone marrow donation, and all the love and support from Friends and family over the past 12 years. Friends will be received at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. A celebration of Gwen's life will be held at the Glenway Golf and Country Club (Davis Doctor near Bathurst St.), Newmarket on Monday at 2 p.m. with visitation there from 1 p.m. A reception will follow until 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences and donations may be made through www.roadhouseandrose.com

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-13 published
GIBBS, Dora
Passed away peacefully at the Toronto East General Hospital on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at the age of 95. Dear sister of the late Betty SAXBY. Loving aunt of Bob SAXBY and the late Pat KURYLLOWICZ, and great-aunt of Glenn, Craig, Lynn, Kara and Bettina and Peter Jr. Funeral Service to be held at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. Private interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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GIBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-15 published
GIBBS, Ingrid Viola (née AALTO)
Peacefully in Ottawa on Saturday, December 8, 2007, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Peter Donald GIBBS. Loving mother of Brian Fletcher (Dianna) of Dallas, Texas, Lynn Richard of Toronto, Terry Peter (Patricia) of Cornwall, Ontario and Barbara Jeanne SOHN (Tony) of Ottawa. Cherished 'Nana' of Carson; Claire, Peter, Sophie; Rachel and Julia. Also survived by one brother Edwin AALTO (Becky) of Key Harbour, Ontario. Predeceased by 2 sisters Meimi GORDAY, Aune FERRIER and one brother Harold AALTO. A Memorial Service will be held in Toronto at a later date. Funeral arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa. Condolences/donations/tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-05 published
LINTON, Harold Grant
In his 53rd year at Henderson General Hospital in Hamilton, leaving two sons Cole Matthew and Luke Edward. Lovingly remembered by fiance Catherine KERR, her children Calvin and Carrie and two grandchildren Justyce and Tytus. Sadly missed by Archie and Glenda KERR and Jean and Albert GOULD. Leaving many wonderful memories with his mother, Christina LINTON, and brothers and sisters Hugh LINTON (Carmen), Ida GIBSON (Pete), Frank LINTON, Beth ATTWOOD (Rick,) Gladys STONEHAM (Jim,) nine nieces and nephews and sixteen great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Charles and a nephew. A brief interment service will be held at Shelburne Cemetery on Monday September 10 at 1 p.m. followed by family and Friends gathering at the Shelburne Legion. Donations in memory of Harold Grant LINTON to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-02 published
HEWGILL, Hilda Isabell (née BRAY)
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Friday, June 1, 2007. The former Hilda Isabell BRAY of Thornbury and formerly of Clarksburg, in her 87th year. Daughter of the late John Wesley BRAY and Ethel Annie LEMCKE of Lion's Head. Beloved wife of Franklin HEWGILL, of Thornbury. Loving mother of Carly HEWGILL of Thornbury, John HEWGILL and his wife Darlene of Clarksburg and Jayne RANDALL and her husband David of Clarksburg. Sadly missed by grandchildren Sarah TEDFORD and her husband Drew, Leah HEWGILL, Daniel HEWGILL and Elizabeth HEWGILL, Chelsey RANDALL and Rachel RANDALL and great-granddaughter Gracie TEDFORD all of Clarksburg. Fondly remembered by brothers Norman and Jutta BRAY of Lindsay and Kenneth and Lorna BRAY of Nottawa and by sisters Marion and Earl McGHEE of London and Ruth and Roger GAST of Strathroy and sisters-in-law Verginia and Naomi and their families. Predeceased by brothers Stanley and Earl BRAY. A private family funeral service, officiated by Reverend Roger GAST, Reverend Glen GIBSON and Pastor Bob LAY will be conducted at the Blue Mountains Community Church in Thornbury. Interment at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. Friends and neighbours are invited to a time of fellowship and sharing memories of Hilda at the family farm (10th Line of Collingwood Twp.) on Tuesday June 5th from 2-4 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Gideon Bible Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, Thornbury (P.O. Box 556 Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0 519-599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
HARRISON, Bruce
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Sunday, January 7, 2007. Bruce HARRISON, 84 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband for 55 years of Dorothy (née LYLE.) Dear father of Lois KERR of Richmond, British Columbia, Ralph (Joy) HARRISON of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Gary (Mary-Lou) HARRISON of London. Dear grandfather of Meghan (John) SCAFIDI of Seattle, Washington, Ian KERR of Richmond, British Columbia, April and Amber HARRISON of Sherwood Park, Alberta and step-granddad to Mitch and Jessica MERUCCI. Dear brother-in-law to Robert and Eileen LYLE of Almonte. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Private family interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Saint Paul's United Church Memorial Fund. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamja

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GIBSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-12 published
McINTYRE, Wendy
It is with great sadness that the family of Wendy McINTYRE announces her passing, on Thursday, September 6, 2007, at the age of 57 years. Wendy will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband Gordon of 40 years, Christie (Brad) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Wasaga Beach, Lisa (Mike) GIBSON of Saskatoon and Christa (Stefan) HOLLMANN of Ottawa. Wendy will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Nicole and Jessica THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Zachary and Emily HOLLMANN. A Funeral Service in memory of Wendy will be held on Wednesday, September 12, at 2: 00 p.m. in Regina, Saskatchewan.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
SCRUTTON, Sheila
After much suffering on Sunday, December 31, 2006 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Donald "Wink" SCRUTTON. Loving mother of Lorie GIBSON (Jim,) Michael SCRUTTON (Kathy,) Trisha LOLLAR (Mark), Susan JOLICOEUR (Ron), Alison MEEHAN (Dan) and Jennifer LOVE (mike.) Proud grandmother of Cathy (Dave,) Jimmy (Allison), Elizabeth, Matthew, Kate, Ben, Mitchell, Julie, Ian (Kim), Laura, Jane, Maddie and Campbell; great-grandmother of Zach and Sam. Survived by her sisters Lisa WELLBELOVE, Jessie ROSE and Audrey WHITE/WHYTE. Predeceased by her brother Edgar EWART and sister Marion CAMPBELL. Friends and family will be received at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Blvd at Highway 2) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. Private Family Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
Margaret ATWOOD, Dietitian (1909-2006)
Headstrong woman loved the outdoors and helped inspire her daughter and namesake, Canada's celebrated author and poet
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
A dietitian by training, strong-willed and independent by upbringing, the original Margaret ATWOOD raised her children on a diet of thrift, reading aloud and the freedom to explore their natural and intellectual surroundings. By the time she was a grandmother, economy was ingrained as a habit rather than a necessity, but the years had not blunted her sense of adventure.
"Quite some time after the event, I told both my parents that I had tried LSD," her younger daughter, Ruth SIFERD, said recently. "Daddy pursed up his mouth and looked disapproving. Mum leaned forward and said, 'What was it like?' "
Staying with her grandmother when her parents (writers Margaret ATWOOD and Graeme GIBSON) were away was "fantastic," recalled Jess Atwood GIBSON, 30, now a graduate student in art history at Yale University. "My grandmother would allow me to feed her Venus flytrap endless small pieces of ground meat on toothpicks, and she would show me how to tickle its fronds, pretending to be a fly, and give me an account of its digestion."
Every morning before school, Mrs. ATWOOD would sit young Jess on a stool and wind her hair into long, fat curls around her finger with a white comb dipped in a glass of water. "For a seven-year-old, the best grandmother possible was one who could both explain plant digestion and curl hair into ringlets."
Although Margaret ATWOOD has always resisted interpreting her own fiction for readers, she told literary biographer Rosemary Sullivan (The Red Shoes) that her muse was the mother figure. Mothers run the gamut in Ms. ATWOOD's work from holy terrors to benevolent nurturers, but the story that is probably most autobiographical is "Significant Moments in the Life of My Mother" from Bluebeard's Egg.
"I used to think that my mother, in her earlier days, led a life of sustained hilarity and hair-raising adventure," Ms. ATWOOD wrote. "Horses ran away with her, men offered to, she was continually falling out of trees…" It is only later that Ms. ATWOOD realizes that "the stories were just the punctuation" in a life that had "long stretches of uneventful time."
Margaret Dorothy Killam ATWOOD was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. The eldest of five children of Harold KILLAM, a country doctor, and his wife Ora Louise WEBSTER, she was socially shy but physically daring. A tomboy, she delighted in walking the barn ridgepole and riding her two cherished horses, Dick and Nell.
She was 17 and sliding down a banister at Normal School in Truro when Carl ATWOOD, a hard-working self-made man who had grown up in the backwoods of South Shore, Nova Scotia, spotted her and immediately fell in love -- or so he said.
As wily as she was headstrong, she got the better of her father after he refused to let her bob her hair in the 1920s. She waited until he had a dentist appointment and made her plea while the drill was whirling. He retorted that she could do anything she wanted as long as she left him alone, and so she went straight to the barber and had her waist-length tresses chopped.
Perhaps that's why her father declined to send her to university on the grounds that she was "frivolous." Instead she taught school, saved money and won a scholarship to Mount Allison University. She graduated in domestic science and became a dietitian and nutritionist.
After a long courtship with Carl ATWOOD -- money was scarce and she was having "too much fun," as she later told her children she finally married her beau in 1935. Besides having a PhD, he was an expert woodsman and the only one of her suitors that her father didn't dismiss as a "jackass." They spent their honeymoon canoeing down the Saint_John River in New Brunswick.
Then they headed for northern Quebec, where Prof. ATWOOD, an entomologist, had a small forest insect research station. Living first in a tent then a cabin, Mrs. ATWOOD raised her first two children, Harold and Margaret (Peggy), without the benefit of running water or electricity -- during prime insect season -- from spring until fall. Prof. ATWOOD pawned his fountain pen to pay the hospital bill when Peggy was born in November, 1939.
The family spent winters in Ottawa, but Mrs. ATWOOD much preferred the bush, where she could swim in the cold northern lakes -- "refreshing, refreshing," she invariably trilled as she strode purposefully into the frigid water. She also loved to grow vegetables, pick blueberries, fish, shoot grouse, sweep the dirt out the door in the morning and be done with housekeeping for the day. "My mother baked her way through the war years," Ms. ATWOOD remembered, "with no-butter, low-sugar recipes, and when we ran out of protein she'd open a can of Spam, mix up some Klim milk powder, or go down to the end of the dock and throw in a line for pickerel."
In 1945 the ATWOODs moved to Sault Ste. Marie, where Prof. ATWOOD set up another insect lab. With this change of venue, the family spent the warmer months of the year at a cabin on the shore of Lake Superior.
Mrs. ATWOOD put her children to work picking berries at a cent a cup, which she preserved for eating in the colder months. Her daughter Peggy still remembers seeing her mother waving a broom and yelling "Scat" to chase away a bear that had trashed the food cache.
The family moved to Toronto in 1946, so that Prof. ATWOOD could begin teaching zoology at the University of Toronto. Their second daughter and third child, Ruth, was born five years later, in 1951. Mrs. ATWOOD was 42, but age wasn't the only factor that differentiated her from most of the other neighbourhood moms. She hated housework and was oblivious to the consumer boom of the 1950s and 1960s.
"She had absolutely zero interest in colours of furniture, curtains, or other 'girl' stuff -- Dad did all that," remembered her younger daughter, Ruth. "As long as things were cleanish and had no holes she was happy." She was attached to "things" for their sentimental value, but otherwise material goods were of little interest. "The Depression mentality of reduce-reuse-recycle came naturally to her and was very useful in the bush and on canoe trips."
Besides raising three children, to whom she read aloud voraciously, Mrs. ATWOOD was committed to Scottish country dancing and ice dancing, an activity she enjoyed until she was 75.
Her last years were mired in ill health, but even when she was blind and bedridden in a nursing home, she never complained. She didn't believe in whining.
Margaret Dorothy Killam ATWOOD was born June 8, 1909, in Kinsman's Corners, Nova Scotia She died at home in Toronto this past Saturday. She was 97. Predeceased by her husband, the zoologist Carl ATWOOD, she leaves her three children, their families and her younger sister, Joyce BARKHOUSE. There will be a memorial service later in the month.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
ATWOOD, Margaret Dorothy Killam
Peacefully, at home, on Sunday December 31, 2006 aged 97. Wife of the late Carl Edmund ATWOOD. Survived by children Harold ATWOOD and spouse Lenore, Margaret ATWOOD and spouse Graeme GIBSON, and Ruth ATWOOD and spouse Ralph SIFERD; grandchildren, David, Robert, Evan, Mathew, Graeme, and Jess; great-grandchildren, Madelaine, Rowan, Carl, and Sarah; and sister Joyce BARKHOUSE. A memorial service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Wednesday January 17, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. The family wishes to thank Eileen Allen and Melinda Dabaay, the tireless caregivers who over the past seven years enabled our mother to stay in her home, as she wished. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Couchiching Conservancy, Box 704, Orillia, L3V 6K7, 1-705-326-1620 nature@couchconservancy.ca.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-20 published
CHAPMAN, " Frances" Ruth
In her 82nd year Ruth passed away at Sunrise Senior Living Home Saturday June 16th, 2007. Loving Aunt to Barbara and Kevin GIBSON of Peterborough, Nancy and Brian GUENTHER of Pickering and Donna and Kevin PLUMPTON of Kemptville. Great Aunt to Heather, Katie and Peter GIBSON, John and Cameron GUENTHER and Derek, Megan and Dylan PLUMPTON. Sister of the late Peter CHAPMAN. Sister-in-law to Beth (CHAPMAN) MURPHY. Ruth will also be sadly missed by her dear friend Marjorie TUCKER of Pender Island, British Columbia The family will receive Friends at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Saturday June 23rd, 2007 from 1: 30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 2: 30 p.m. A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Sunrise for their loving care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Condolences - www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416.221.1159

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
IRWIN, George Arthur
Suddenly at Kingston, Ontario on Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Joan (2006), cherished father of Mary (Mark GIBSON), Jane (Mark BANYARD), Stephen (Jacqueline FRASER), Patricia (Kevin KITT,) Ruth (Patrick LEE,) and Timothy (Vicki COOK,) and loving brother of Eric (Sandra), John (Penny), and Patricia (Dennis BONHAM.) Adored by his grandchildren Catherine, Sarah, Oliver, Rachel, Rebecca, Scott, Elizabeth, Adam, Caitlin, Trevor, Meghan, Alison, David, Benjamin, Hannah, Jamey, Devan, and Calum. When not spending time with his grandchildren, George could be found outdoors. He was a keen gardener and avid bird watcher. He always made time to give back to his community through volunteer work with organizations such as the Bequia Mission, the Kingston Field Naturalist Club, and the Rideau Trail Association. He was active in his church and will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Resting at James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Blvd. at Highway 2). Friends will be received Sunday 7-9 p.m. A celebration of George's life will be held at Saint Mark's Church, Barriefield, 268 Main Street, Kingston K7K 6W4 on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to Saint Mark's Church or to the Bequia Mission. (Donations by cheque only please) www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
GIBSON, Dorothy Marie (née ANGLE)
Peacefully, on July 15th, with loved ones by her bedside, following a brief illness, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Edgar H. GIBSON. Loving mother of Robert (Brooke) GIBSON of Wakefield, Quebec, Carolyn GIBSON of Toronto, and Gary (Joanne) GIBSON of St. Lazare, Quebec. Sister of the late Pauline BRYERS, the late Mildred MILLAR, Ruth NOTT, Jessie WERNER, and Phyllis BRIGANTI. Dear grandmother of Sarah, Bethany and Peter and great-grandmother of Odessa, Livia, Miriam, Felix and Malin. Dorothy will be remembered as a sociable and elegant lady, and will be missed especially by those who knew and appreciated her indomitable spirit and her enjoyment of life which remained with her till the end. As Dorothy wished, there will be no funeral. A gathering for family and Friends will be arranged at a later date to remember Dorothy and celebrate her life.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
MacLEAN, Mary Margaret " Marg" (née DAVIS)
Peacefully, in hospital, with her family at her side, on 25 July 2007, Ottawa, Ontario. Born 25 February 1916, Winnipeg, Manitoba to Robert J. DAVIS (Larne, Northern Ireland) and Ethel M. ABERNETHY (Kingston, Ontario). Marg joins her dear, late husband, Roderick Watson MacLEAN (1979,) and two precious children, Duncan and Katherine (1945). Beloved mother of Brian Roderick of Ottawa (Debbie GIBSON) and Margaret Joan (Arnold DAGENAIS) of Vancouver, and loving Gramma Marg to Duncan and Brilee. She was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert A. and Elinore DAVIS, sisters-in-law, Jean and Jessie MacLEAN and Betty TILLEY, brothers-in-law, Bruce MacLEAN and Reid TILLEY, and cousin, Irene POWERS. She is survived by brother-in-law, John MacLEAN (Toronto,) sister-in-law Joy MacLEAN (Calgary,) and Clarke and MaryLou GIBSON (Wasaga Beach). Marg delighted in her family as mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, step-grandmother, great step-grandmother, aunt and great aunt, and was a wonderful friend to all who knew her. She will be remembered with much love. A member of 'the Chestnut Street gang' with Edna Houston and the late Allie Williams, Marg was educated at Kelvin High School in Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba before moving to Ottawa and Queen's University (B.A., 1937). She and her dear friend, Isobel Muir, met at Queen's. At Carleton University Marg was Secretary to the Graduate School. An avid 'B' golfer, Marg was a long-time member of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, a past captain of the women golfers at the Hunt Club, played regularly with the business women and curled when the snow came. She loved bridge and played regularly till just before her death. A love of travel took her from Russia to New Zealand with family visits to Mexico and to cousin, Ibby BELL, in Northern Ireland. She was an active member of Glebe Saint_James United Church. For years she was a community volunteer. For the last several years Marg was part of the community at The Palisades Ottawa where she had many long-time and new Friends who were wonderful company. The Glebe had been her neighbourhood since coming to Ottawa, even while living in Alta Vista. Thank you all for your Friendships. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Marg's Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, 2 August 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery. Donations can be made in Marg's memory to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Thanks to the staff at The Palisades-Ottawa, the nursing staff of 8 West at the Ottawa General Hospital and in particular, to Doctor BARNES, Doctor MacKINNON, Hillary GRAHAM and Kelly Ann BAINES for their caring support. Thanks also to Rev. George CLIFFORD for his constant Friendship and guidance. Condolences/tributes: mcgarryfamily.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-16 published
McFADZEAN, Thomas James (February 29, 1920 August 14, 2007)
Peacefully at Christie Gardens. Beloved husband for 62 years of Edith (MacTAVISH,) devoted father of Susan MASON (Alister) and Jane MASUKAWA (Allan,) proud grandfather of Janice MASON and Craig MASON (Tova DAVIDSON) and delighted great-grandfather of Lachlan Thomas MASON and Caius MASON; Also deeply mourned by sister-in-law Isobel GIBSON of Brussels, Ontario and family. Visitation will be held at the Trull Funeral Home 'North Toronto' Chapel, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 1: 30 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in Brussels, Ontario on Saturday. If desired or in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to Evangel Hall.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-29 published
SHERWOOD, Arthur
Berkshire, Vermont
On Monday, August 27, 2007, Arthur SHERWOOD, 64, lost a courageous battle with Mesothelioma, a cancer caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos. Survived by beloved wife of 40 years Margo GIBSON and daughter Shayna. Dear son of Doris McMANUS and the late Gordon. Resting at Spears Funeral Home, Enosburg, Vermont, Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday, August 30. Burial 10 a.m. August 31, Berkshire Cemetery, with a Memorial Service 12 Noon at the Enosburgh Opera House followed by a celebration of his life at his Vermont farm. A full obituary can be viewed at www.spearsfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
GIBSON, Margaret
It is with sadness that Margaret's family announces her passing on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at the age of 86. Margaret will be missed by her husband and life partner of over 60 years, Stewart GIBSON; son Gerald GIBSON and his wife Virginia, daughter Margaret VERHEYEN and her husband Joseph; cherished grandchildren Jeffrey VERHEYEN and his wife Leila, Jennifer VERHEYEN and Iain GIBSON and his mother Gerda GIBSON. Margaret enjoyed a great social life with her wonderful Friends in Burlington and was active right to the end. At Margaret's request her funeral arrangements have been simple and private. However, her family invites her Friends and neighbours to a reception at 1253 Thorpe Road, Burlington on Saturday, October 6, 2007 from 2-5 p.m., so we may thank you all for the support and kindness you have shown towards our parents over the years. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, 905-632-3333. Donations in Margarets memory may be made to the Joseph Brant Hospital Memorial Fund.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
SPEARN, Charles Franklin
Peacefully at Roberta Place, Barrie on Thursday September 27th, 2007. Charles SPEARN of Barrie and originally of Penetang in his 87th year. Beloved husband of 64 years to Frances Eileen (née MAXWELL) SPEARN. Loving father of Ann (Norman DOWDS) of North Vancouver, British Columbia, John (Diana, née ORMSTON) of Waterloo, Scott (Paula, née MARSDEN) of Toronto, Greg of Hidden Valley, P.A., and Robert (Jill, née JENNER) of Rossland, British Columbia Loving grandfather of Matt, Adam, Emma, Blair (Julia SCHNEIDER), Brooke (Scott DOWLING), Max, Ainslie, Sarah, Lucie, Sam, and great-grandfather of Ellie DOWLING. Dear brother-in-law of Ean MAXWELL (Pat GIBSON) of Saanich, British Columbia "Charlie" devoted his entire professional life to the health care industry. He served with the Canadian Navy during World War 2 and thereafter continued to serve the medical community as a supplier of medical products. He always balanced his commitment to business with his love for family and anything the outdoors had to offer. Funeral Service will be held from Burton Avenue United Church (37 Burton Avenue) Barrie on Monday afternoon October 1st, 2007 at 3: 00 o'clock. Memorial donations to the Burton Avenue United Church Organ Fund would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com Arrangements entrusted to the care of Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street) Barrie. (705) 721-1211.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
PETTIGREW, Andre Robert
Peacefully, at University Hospital, London, on October 5, 2007, Andre Robert PETTIGREW, age 83. Devoted husband of Patricia PETTIGREW. Loving father of Nancy PETTIGREW (Michael GIBSON) of London and Mark PETTIGREW, Kitchener. Predeceased by son Philip PETTIGREW. Dear grandfather of Sam, Abigail, Braden, Sarah and Anyka. Remembered fondly by sisters Marcelle, Jeannette and Madeleine of Quebec, and the Bingley family. A graduate of McGill University (B.Comm.) and the Ivey School of Business (M.B.A.), Andre served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and held senior positions in the corporate sector and financial field. A great lover of family, Friends, good music and a glass of red wine. A Mass and celebration of Andre's life will be held November 12 at 12: 00 noon in the Mount Saint_Joseph Chapel, corner Richmond St. and Windermere Ave., London. Reception to follow at King's University College, 266 Epworth Ave. Cremation has taken place; private inurnment of ashes. Expressions of sympathy in the form of a donation to the Intensive care Unit at University Hospital, London Health Sciences Foundation, will be appreciated. (1-866-540-5473).

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
GIBSON, Lt. Col. Edward Slade, C.D., M.D., F.C.B.O.M.
On November 10, 2007, age 79. Beloved husband of Audrey WRIGHT (MOGGACH) and the late Jean SOEDER (mother of his three sons.) son of the late Capt. Lyle and Edith GIBSON. Proud father of Col. Neil (Eleanore) of St. Albert, Chris (Nicole) of Courtice and Brian (Alison) of Burlington. Step-father of Susan O'BRIEN of Hamilton and Warren WRIGHT (Linda) of Harrington Park, New Jersey. Brother of Joan BENNETT of Toronto, uncle of Karen BENNETT (Peter) of Toronto and John BENNETTT (Inge) of Ottawa. Proud of 11 exceptional grandchildren, Katy, Aidan, Kyle, Breanne, Taylor and Gregory GIBSON, Jesse and Matt O'BRIEN, Eric, Alex and Lauren WRIGHT. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools and the University of Toronto. In his medical career he was in family practice in Welland and Tavistock Ontario. As an occupational health physician was Medical Director at Dofasco until his retirement, then Medical Director of the Hamilton Hospitals Assessment Centre. He was the first president of the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada. He was a strong supporter of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics within industry and was an honourary fellow of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists. In his research as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University he was the first to identify the association between steel foundry work and lung cancer. With his colleagues at Dofasco demonstrated the hearing loss could occur at noise levels of 85 decibels (formerly thought to be a 'safe' level). His research on low back pain demonstrated that pre-employment back x-rays did not predict future back pain, other research involved cardiovascular disease and hypertension in steelworkers and latterly the impact of sleep problems on adolescent students. In the Canadian Forces he had been a Flight Surgeon in the Royal Canadian Air Force and in the R.C.A.M.C.(M) was Commanding Officer of 12 Medical Company, Kitchener, and 16 Medical Company, Hamilton. In the community he was President of SleeplWake Disorders Canada and had been a director of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Hamilton Burlington Big Brother Association and Pet Trust (University of Guelph). He was a member of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Westdale. We would particularly like to thank the Staff of the Community Care Access Centre for their vital help. The Juravinski Centre, Dr. Hotte, Doctor Craigie, Maryanne were particularly efficient and compassionate. Very special thanks to Doctor Grant Taylor and the caring staff of the Doctor Bob Kemp Hospice. The family will receive Friends at The Swackhamer, Blachford and Wray Funeral Home, 1341 Main St. W., Hamilton, 905-522-9221, on Tuesday November 12, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held on Wednesday at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Westdale, at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Doctor Bob-Kemp Hospice, Saint Paul's Anglican Church or the charity of your choice.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
MAXMEN, Rowena " Paulie"
Passed away after a brief illness in her 81st year on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto. Beloved wife of Doctor Marvin MAXMEN. Loving mother of Janice PIZER (Ken,) Kathy CHAPPELL (John), Paul MAXMEN (Sherry), Sally SMITH (Gord) and Jill GIBSON (Jamie.) Devoted grandmother of Jeff, David, Ryan, April, Victoria, Hallie, Bryan, Jessica, Nicholas and Harrison. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 23rd, 2007 in St. Luke's Anglican Church, ROSEMONT. Arrangements entrusted to the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, Alliston. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-17 published
COOK, Bryn
Passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2007, in his 66th year. Bryn is survived by his loving and devoted wife Joan (nee GIBSON.) Cherished father of Wendy (Michael) and Andrew (Erin.) Very proud grandfather of Andy, Miranda, Bailey and new baby Bryn. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Rose Alice MURRAY and his extended family Jim, Hoot (Bonnie), Grant (Jenny), Juli and Bryce GIBSON. The Cook family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the team of numerous Friends and caregivers. Friends and family will be received at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Center (625 Birchmount Rd., north of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 from 10-11 a.m. Celebration of his life to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
GIBSON, Edith
87, born in Ashington, Northumberland, England and married to the late William (Bill) L. GIBSON, died peacefully on December 22, 2007 in Toronto. She is survived by her loving children, John, Robert and Lorna, and grandchildren Annie and Emily, who greatly miss their mother and grandmother. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or the Parkinson Society of Canada as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel.

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GIBSONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
BRODIE, Barbara Hermione (née GIBSONE) (1918-2007)
Barbara died peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital on Sunday, October 14, 2007. She was predeceased by her loving husband, John Malcolm, and is survived by her three children and their families; Derek John Robert, his wife Ruth, and their three children Elizabeth, Anne, her husband David FISCHER, and Margaret, Heather Joanne, her husband Jim MELIDONES, and Barbara Elizabeth, her husband, Patrick WELLINGTON. Barbara was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth (Bebes) JESSOP in December 2006 and her brother Derek, who was killed in Action at Cassino, Italy in 1944. Barbara was born in Quebec City and resided during her adult life in Regina, Brandon, Winnipeg and West Vancouver. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts and Chamberlane College of Boston, Massachusetts. with a degree in Marketing and Design. Barbara was devoted to her family and a gracious hostess to her Friends and her community. She was a delightful and special Granny who approached life with warmth and curiosity. Her volunteer involvement included the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary, VanDusen Gardens and a lifetime supporter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She had been an active member of the University Women's Club for the past 50 years. Barbara was also a great supporter of the Canadian figure skating and ski teams. A Celebration of her Life will be held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 15115 Roper Avenue, White Rock, British Columbia on Tuesday October 30, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Barbara's memory may be made to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock, British Columbia V4B 2R4. The family would like to thank the staff of the Peace Arch Hospital and Doctor Martin Lebl for their compassion and assistance.

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