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GOSLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-18 published
Nature-loving steel worker inspired the creation of Ontario's Bruce Trail
Self-taught naturalist who grew up on the Saskatchewan Prairie moved to Hamilton and fell in love with the Niagara Escarpment. 'Without him, it would not have started.'
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
For a man with an insatiable curiosity about the natural world, the thought of losing the rugged beauty of Ontario's Niagara Escarpment to development was unthinkable. "Not all of us can study ecology, but we should all have the opportunity to walk under ancient trees on a forest floor that is rich with the things that sustain life," said Ray LOWES, who is credited for inspiring the creation of the Bruce Trail.
In 1968, the self-taught naturalist appealed to the Niagara Escarpment Conference to consider preserving the route, a marked hiking trail on a rocky ridge that stretches more than 800 kilometres across Ontario, for posterity. "It is this right of access to places of natural beauty that I plead for," he said in a speech. "The simplicity of our request is astounding."
The trail had opened the year before as part of Canada's centennial celebrations, but nothing had ever been said of its future. For his part, he knew exactly what was required: "We just want a strip of land that will be left alone - not manicured, not landscaped, not serviced by multilane highways or 'parkways' - and not through new subdivisions. It's not much to ask. A later generation will demand it."
It all started after Mr. Lowe hiked portions of the 3,501-kilometre Appalachian Trail, a route from Maine to Georgia that is maintained by a loose association of about 30 U.S. hiking clubs. "If they could do it," he asked himself, "why couldn't we?"
At a meeting of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club in 1959, he turned to wildlife artist Robert Bateman, who was also a member of the club, and wondered aloud, "What would you think of a hiking trail winding up the Niagara Escarpment from one end to the other?"
Mr. Bateman liked the idea and, with the support of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club, Mr. LOWES approached the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. Before long, a four-man committee was struck, with Mr. LOWES as secretary along with nature lovers Philip GOSLING, Robert MacLAREN and Norman PEARSON. For the next two years, they pored over maps and plotted a route from Queenston, near Niagara Falls, to Tobermory, on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula.
"He had the dream and he got it going," said Mr. GOSLING, a Guelph, Ontario, businessman. "Without him, it would not have started."
They started knocking on doors in towns and villages along the escarpment to negotiate access, and soon established trail organizations in several communities. The also reached access agreements with landowners on the planned route. The Bruce Trail Association was formed, and by 1967, the trail was open. The association slowly grew in size; by the late 1970s, it was able to start purchasing land to build a permanent, protected route.
While Mr. LOWES spent time getting his hands dirty building sections of the trail, his main role was that of promoter and office co-ordinator. An impassioned speaker, he gave speeches to raise support and awareness, and used his gift for promotion to attract volunteers and media attention. In the early 1960s, The Toronto Telegram was reporting on hikes held along the trail.
For 20 years, Mr. LOWES served as a director and secretary of the Bruce Trail Association. In 1983, he was made the association's honorary president, which today has the support of more than 8,000 members and 1,000 volunteers. "He was really like a father figure to the whole thing," said Bill CANNON, president of the Bruce Trail Association in the late 1960s.
Mr. LOWES was a child of nature. Raised in rural south-central Saskatchewan, his love of the outdoors developed during the countless hours he spent as a child exploring the countryside near his home. His family ran a general store in the community of Willows, not far from the town of Assiniboia, and he was outside observing birdlife, catching gophers and adopting coyotes at every opportunity.
"He always had that spirit of getting out in nature," said his long-time friend Alan ERNEST, the land trust co-ordinator at the Hamilton Naturalists' Club.
Mr. LOWES left home as a teenager and set out across the country to find work. To eke out a living, he sold everything from brushes and men's wear to advertising space in a Catholic publication. Along the way, he met Jane CHAMBERLAIN; the two married in 1933. Three years later, they moved to Hamilton.
The LOWES home, which was within walking distance of the Bruce Trail, soon became a playground and nature classroom for neighbourhood children. They joined Mr. LOWES for Sunday hikes, which usually ended with ice cream cones.
Although Mr. LOWES had none of his own, "he loved getting children, in particular, interested in nature," Mr. ERNEST said.
In 1938, Mr. LOWES joined Stelco, the steel manufacturer. He stayed for the next 38 years, eventually becoming chief open-hearth metallurgist.
Away from the foundry, he loved to walk the gentle valleys and rocky cliffs of the Bruce Trail and would average about 20 kilometres a week along its length. One of his favourite pastimes was to take a morning in Niagara's Short Hills area, followed by a slice of pie at his favourite restaurant.
"He was a delightful person to go on a walk with," Mr. CANNON said. "He was full of stories about the natural world."
Mr. LOWES never attended university, but was intensely curious about nature and taught himself all he could about birds, insects and plants. When something caught his interest, he sought to know everything he could about it, Mr. ERNEST said. About 12 years ago, he visited a friend in Arkansas and, while there, toured a plant that processed black walnuts. He was hooked. After learning all he could about the nuts, he returned to Ontario, contacted the local nut-growers association and proceeded to plant thousands of black walnuts. To his delight, they bore fruit.
Believing that we are all interrelated in the cycle of nature, Mr. LOWES was passionate about protecting the Niagara Escarpment from development. Through his work on the Bruce Trail, he helped spur the Ontario government to establish the Niagara Escarpment Commission in 1973. Mr. LOWES was appointed a founding member of the commission, which was formed to regulate development on the escarpment. After serving for about a decade, he resigned in 1984, saying he felt the body was more concerned with local political interests than conservation.
"I'm kind of sorry to be off the commission," he told The Globe and Mail at the time. "But I think it was the only protest I could make. Maybe now they'll pull up their socks and fly right."
Despite the designation of the Niagara Escarpment as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1990, just under half of the Bruce Trail and its 300 kilometres of associated side trails are currently on protected land. The remaining 53 per cent is on private land, although the Bruce Trail Association continues to buy up parcels each year. Last year, more than $1.3-million was spent securing land on the escarpment; the association now manages 2,178 hectares of land. To buy the remaining trail, the association estimates it needs more than $60-million.
After retiring from Stelco in the early 1970s, Mr. LOWES travelled to more than 40 countries and continued to spend as much time as he could hiking and exploring. Seeing himself as a rugged individualist, he was proud of his physical stamina, Mr. CANNON said. He remembers the delight Mr. LOWES took when one May they swam together in Georgian Bay while ice floes floated nearby. Just this summer, he talked to a friend about mathematical patterns found in the natural world. "That brain of his was always working," Mr. ERNEST said.
Although he took to calling himself a "curmudgeon" late in life and "didn't suffer fools lightly," Mr. LOWES received honorary degrees from Brock and McMaster universities for his work on the Bruce Trail. In 2005, The Bruce Trail Association created the Ray Lowes Side Trail in Hamilton in his honour.
Until he turned 90, the year he broke his hip, he had walked five kilometres of the Bruce Trail three or four times a week.
Ray LOWES was born in Saskatchewan on March 23, 1911. He died August 29, 2007, at Saint Peter's Residence at Chedoke in Hamilton after briefly slipping into a coma. He was 96. He was predeceased by his wife Jane, who died in 1986, and by his brothers Warren and Gerald.

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GOSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-02 published
COURTNEY, William Lloyd " Bill"
Suddenly, at Grey Bruce Health Services- Owen Sound, on Sunday, September 30th, 2007, William Lloyd COURTNEY, of Owen Sound, in his 91st year. Husband of Enid COURTNEY (née GOVE.) Father of Scott COURTNEY, and his wife Debra, of Owen Sound, Keith COURTNEY, and his wife Martha, of Stratford, and Peter COURTNEY, and his wife Michelle, of British Columbia. Grandfather of Christopher, Julia, Emma, Georgia, Jeremiah, Rebecca, Erin and Ian. Brother of Stan (June) COURTNEY, of North Bay, Harry (Eileen) COURTNEY, of Saint_Joseph's Island, and Joyce TAILOR/TAYLOR, of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Julia (GOSS) COURTNEY, six brothers and sisters. A memorial service for Bill COURTNEY, will be held at Central Westside United Church, 310 - 10th Street West, Owen Sound, on Thursday, October 4th, 2007, at 2: 00 p.m., with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Central Westside United Church, or the charity of your choice, as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, (519-376-7492).

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GOSS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-10 published
MORRIS, Raymond " Ray" Wiseman
At his residence in Wasaga Beach on Tuesday October 2nd, 2007 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Virginia (Jennie) MORRIS. Dear father to Barbara (Larry) COLLINS, Mar, Robert NICHOL, Collingwood, Stephen (Judy) MORRIS, Collingwood, Deborah (Wayne) STORER, Midland, Larry (Lori) MORRIS, Wasaga Beach, Raymond MORRIS, Wasaga Beach, Lorina GUERTIN (Rick GOWAN), Arthur, Lisa BOHNSACK, Collingwood. Grandpa to 29 Grandchildren, 15 Great-grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-granddaughter. Brother to Katherine GOSS, Toronto, Hazel SUTHERLAND, Nova Scotia, Poldi MORRIS, Toronto, Erma WHITE/WHYTE, Priceville. Predeceased by his daughter Betty CHIASSON (2003) and 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Visitation was held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Rd E., Wasaga Beach on Friday October 5th, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. Interment in Wasaga Beach Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy.
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GOSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
GOSS, Kathleen Marie (née McCARTHY) (1955-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Kathleen Marie GOSS (née McCARTHY) on December 29, 2006, at the age of 51 years. She was recently battling breast cancer complications, which resulted in cardiac arrest. Kathleen is survived by her loving husband, Rob, and her two beautiful daughters, Nicole and Lindsay. She is also remembered by her brothers, Peter, Brian, and Daniel McCARTHY; her sisters, Maureen McCARTHY and Naomi DIRAGO; her dad, Owen, and his wife, Mary McCARTHY; Mary's family, Cathy DAVIES, Cheryle TILLY, and Bill McNABB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her mother, Virgina McCARTHY (née PORTER.) Kathleen was born to Owen and Virginia McCARTHY in Toronto, Ontario, on June 6, 1955. She was an active volunteer in the church, including the youth advisory council, Eucharistic ministry, pastoral care, sacramental preparation, and Sunday school. In addition, she volunteered at her daughters' schools within class, on hot lunch committees, on the community of caring committee, as secretary within the music society, and as secretary on the parent's council. Within the community she was a blood donor, and gave generously to many charities. In July of 2006 Kathleen landed her dream job, as student advisor within Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with the Rev. Ignatius Tran, Presider. Graveside Service to follow in Saint_Joseph's at Queen's Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Knights of Columbus Charity c/o Ascension Parish 1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3K 3M3. In living memory of Kathleen Goss, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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GOSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-04 published
GOSS, Donald McRitchie, P.Eng. (1935-2007)
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, July 1st, 2007. Beloved husband of Margaret. Devoted father of Roberta (Lee HETFIELD, and his daughter Ella,) Sandy (Judy DALE,) and grandfather of Riley and Kennedy whom he loved dearly and watched with great pride. Donald also leaves behind his brothers Robert "Bob" (Lorraine) of Calgary, and Edgar (Sally) of Halifax. Donald will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family. He received his certificate of engineering from Mt. Allison University and his bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He was a long time employee (40 years) of Dominion Bridge Company, and worked for 5 years at A.D.F. until his retirement in 2003. Donald was an avid sailor, astronomer, and enjoyed all things aeronautical and nautical. He was a devoted fan and supporter of his children's and grandchildren's sporting events, which brought him great joy. Donald has many loyal Friends who have been a constant source of support and encouragement. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, 2 Nobert Rd., Scarborough (north of Hwy 401, east of Victoria Park Ave.) on Friday, August 10th, 2007. Service time to be announced at a later date. In memoriam donations to Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by his family.

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GOSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-04 published
GOSS, Donald McRitchie, P.Eng. (1935-2007)
A Memorial Service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, 2 Norbert Road Scarborough (north of Hwy. 401, east of Victoria Park Ave.) on Friday, August 10th, 2007, 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow the service at the Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mount Pleasant Road. In memoriam donations to Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by his family.

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GOSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-08 published
GOSS, Donald McRitchie, P. Eng. (1935-2007)
A Memorial Service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, 2 Norbert Rd., Scarborough (north of Hwy. 401, east of Victoria Park Ave.) on Friday, August 10th, 2007, 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow the service at the Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mount Pleasant Rd. In memoriam donations to Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by his family.

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GOSSAGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
EATON, Nancy Leigh " Snubby" (née GOSSAGE)
Beloved daughter of the late Leigh McCarthy GOSSAGE and Brookes Ferrar GOSSAGE, succumbed to the lingering and unforgiving lung disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at Granite Place, Toronto on August 7, 2007 in her 82nd year. Snubby was tragically pre-deceased by her cherished only daughter, Nancy (Tiger) Alice EATON, on January 21, 1985. Snubby was a loving sister to David and Michael GOSSAGE and is fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Jane JANSON, Diana FLOCK, Paul GOSSAGE, Susan BELL, Valerie CROOK and Graeme GOSSAGE, as well as an extended family of admiring cousins. She is also survived by her beloved poodle 'Poppy' and by a number of extremely close Friends and caregivers, particularly Dr. Gerald COOK, whose love and unfailing support over the many years brought her immeasurable comfort and Snubby's many devoted caregivers, Maria Barcelos, Rhonda Castro, Myrna Loman, Evelyn Ogalesco, Magda Gombos, Melinda Gombos and Janice Auld. She was once a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service and had varied interests, insights and opinions (always to be considered seriously). She was honest, frank and funny. Her bright spark and determination helped her survive the darkest of hours and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the many other special Friends, physicians, nurses and caregivers who devoted themselves to Snubby's care and well-being, especially as she became increasingly incapacitated. In accordance with her wishes, Snubby's ashes will be buried with Tiger in the family plot at Mount Pleasant cemetery and there will not be a public funeral. A reception for family and Friends will be held at The Badminton and Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Ave. W. on Thursday, September 6 at 1: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Asthma and Airways Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital (Respiratory Division) (in honour of Doctor Kenneth Chapman), the IBD Fellowship Fund at The Sunnybrook Foundation (in honour of Doctor Fred Saibil) or Toronto Botanical Garden (in honour of Susan and Geoffrey Dyer). Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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GOSSELIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
McCOLL, David Lawson
Retired Secondary School Administrator for the Frontenac County / Limestone District School Board. At the Kingston General Hospital, Thursday, October, 18, 2007, after a courageous 11 year battle with prostate cancer in his 68th year. Sadly missed by his best friend and companion on life's journey, Mary, his wife of 45 years his son Robert, and three daughters and spouses, Laura and Paul HOBSON, Beth and Andy BONVIE, and Barbara and Jeff GOSSELIN. Beloved Grandpa of Brendan and Drew HOBSON, Jacob and Alanah BONVIE, Brianna and Jackson GOSSELIN. Missed by sisters Leila LEIGHTON (Scarborough) and Donna O'NEIL (Trenton.) A celebration of David's life will be held at St. Andrew's by-the-Lake United Church, 1 Redden Street, Kingston on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 2 p.m. The family will receive Friends, Monday from 7-9 p.m. and at the reception following the celebration of David's life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada or Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada (www.prostatecancer.ca) would be appreciated by the family. (Donations by cheque only please). www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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GOSSIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
GRIFFITHS, Gordon A., P.Eng. (Mining)
With sadness, the family announces that Gordon died on July 15, 2007. Beloved husband of Mary-Louise (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) father of Susan (Ron) REINHOLT, Kathy (Steve) ROHACEK, David (Monique) GRIFFITHS, Mark (Marianne) GRIFFITHS and grandchildren Colin, Hannah, Allison and Erin. Celebration of life and memorial to be held in the fall. Gordon enjoyed a long and successful career in the mining and oil well services industry commencing with geological exploration and later founding Dagex Inc. Expressions of sympathy to Sunnybrook Transfusion Medicine Service, North York Breast Cancer or please donate blood. Thank you to Doctor CALLUM, Arlene, Annette, Sunnybrook Transfusion and 3C/4C doctors, nurses and staff as well as the Orillia Soldiers' Hospital Transfusion and Doctor LAINE- GOSSIN.

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GOSSIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-13 published
GOSSIN, Sydney
On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at North York General Hospital. Sydney GOSSIN, beloved husband of Edith. Loving father and father-in-law of Eric and Enid, Mark and Joanne, Debbie and Robin GOLDSTEIN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Joseph GOSSIN and Lil. Devoted grandfather of Benjamin, Leora, Amara, Ryan, Marlo, Abby, and Kyle. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 1 Chedington Place #2B. Donations may be made to the Sydney Gossin Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca

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GOSTICK o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-01 published
ACHESON, Lorne
Suddenly in Honeywood Arena on Saturday, July 28 2007. Lorne ACHESON in his 87th year, dear friend of Doris LANGDON and beloved husband of the late Roma (CHANDLER) ACHESON. Dear father of Ted (Frances) ACHESON of Dundalk, Ken ACHESON (Norah PETERS) of Mississauga, Beth (Jay) GOSTICK of Port Elgin and Joyce (Blain) CLARKE of R.R.#5 Dundalk. Loving grandfather of Olivia, Jesse, Holly, Melissa, Kevin Heather, Janine, Steven, Ted (Jackie), Allan and Robert. Loving great-grandfather of Abigayle. Survived by two sisters June (Elwin) WILSON of Dundalk and Doreen PORTER of Toronto and a brother James (Alice) ACHESON of Toronto. Predeceased by two sisters Lucille DOLMER and Erma JOHNSON, an infant brother Glen ACHESON and three brothers-in-law John DOLMER, Veryal JOHNSON and Doctor Tom PORTER. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service In the Dundalk United Church, on Wednesday August 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church, the Cancer Society or Honeywood Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
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GOSTICK o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-24 published
ACHESON, Lorne Victor
On August 1, 2007, a funeral service was held to celebrate the 86 year life of Lorne Victor Acheson who passed away suddenly on July 28, 2007.
Lorne was born and raised on a farm in Proton Township and as a boy, he attended S.S.#2 School sometimes known as the "Acheson School" until old enough to work on the farm. In 1942, he, along with his father, Stanley ACHESON, took over a live-stock trucking business that Lorne would continue to operate for 54 years.
On July 7, 1951, Lorne married Roma CHANDLER who had moved to the area as a high school mathematics teacher. Having been raised in the rather nomadic home of a United Church minister, Roma often commented that she never really had a permanent home until she met and married Lorne and adopted Dundalk as her home. Lorne and Roma raised a family of four children: Edward (Ted), Kenneth, Elizabeth (Beth), and Joyce. Roma passed away on November 24, 1979 after a lengthy battle with cancer and Lorne was to continue his life's journey on his own.
He continued on his own but definitely not alone While he kept busy at his trucking business, he also volunteered for years with the Dundalk Agricultural Society, as well as maintaining his involvement with the Dundalk Lions Club up until the time of his death. In his later years, he became a' "special friend" with Doris LANGDON and together they enjoyed two sets of in-laws, cousins and grandchildren. "Aunt" Doris was certainly the tonic that added years to his life.
Reverend Janet ERIKSEN officiated a service that was held in a packed church on a beautiful late summer day. Reverend Janet delivered the eulogy. Gospel readings were done by Lorne's granddaughters Olivia and Holly ACHESON. Olivia remembered a story of Grandpa, when learning that Olivia was going to England to study Archeology, telling her that there were lots of potatoes in Badjeros that needed digging. Jim DOLMER shared memories of "Uncle Lorne" when Jim was growing up and Janine GOSTICK shared her memories of "Grandpa." Ian LEITH played a lovely rendition of "Whispering Hope", Lorne's favourite gospel tune. Pallbearers were grand_sons Ted CLARKE, Allan CLARKE, Robert CLARKE, Jesse ACHESON, Steven GOSTICK, Kevin ACHESON, and Ryan ALDCORN. Flowerbearers were granddaughters Olivia ACHESON, Holly ACHESON, Melissa ACHESON, Heather ACHESON, Janine GOSTICK, Jackie CLARKE, Carlene ALDCORN, Randi ALDCORN, and Emily PHILLIPS. Special music was provided by Mary NICHOLLS, Dundalk United Church Choir, and Ian LEITH.
It is very hard to capsulize 86 years in a few paragraphs. A brief summary was included in the funeral service bulletin, simply titled:
Our Dad
A simple man in the best sense of the description. A humble man. A kind, loving and caring husband and father. A man who wanted only what he needed and needed little. Born and raised on a farm during the Depression, he was blessed with an inherent humility that, over his lifetime, became a more rare trait in people. Obviously we have no recollection of him as a youngster, only stories heard.
He loved the farm life. As hard-scrabble a life as it seems to us, he took pride (the little he had) in a job well done. He loved a new-born calf, a fat steer, a "hot" market, a fast trotter, and the smell of alfalfa curing in the windrow.
He loved his community and never yearned to move on to better opportunities elsewhere but rather to help improve the community he was in. As somewhat of a creature of habit, he loved his special places and routines. Anyone who knew him always knew where he could be found. Early mornings in his later years would find him at the Highway 10 Breakfast Club. On Sunday morning, he could be found in the same pew down to the left of the minister. On Tuesday morning he could be found at the Keady Auction Market in the same seat down to the left of the auctioneer. Just as he had been during his fifty-four year career as a live stock trucker, he continued to be a "morning person" in his retirement. He loved his church as any devout Christian would. Most of all, he loved his family. He loved family gatherings with a Sunday afternoon picnic on the front lawn. He loved his parents, his siblings, his wife, his special friend and her extended family and he loved us. He loved his many Friends that he met along the way. If you are reading this, should know that you were one of them.
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GOSTICK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-31 published
ACHESON, Lorne
Suddenly in Honeywood Arena on Saturday, July 28th, 2007. Lorne ACHESON in his 87th year, dear friend of Doris LANGDON and beloved husband of the late Roma (CHANDLER) ACHESON. Dear father of Ted (Francis) ACHESON of Dundalk, Ken ACHESON (Norah PETERS) of Mississauga, Beth (Jay) GOSTICK of Port Elgin and Joyce (Blain) CLARKE of R.R.#5 Dundalk. Loving grandfather of Olivia, Jesse, Holly, Melissa, Kevin, Heather, Janine, Steven, Ted (Jackie), Allan and Robert. Loving great-grandfather of Abigayle. Survived by two sisters June (Elwin) WILSON of Dundalk and Doreen PORTER of Toronto and a brother James (Alice) ACHESON of Toronto. Predeceased by two sisters Lucille DOLMER and Erma JOHNSON, an infant brother Glen ACHESON and three brothers-in-law John DOLMER, Veryal JOHNSON and Doctor Tom PORTER. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service in the Dundalk United Church, on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Internment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church, the Cancer Society or Honeywood Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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