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"GOY" 2007 Obituary


GOYCOOLEA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
Dr. Paz BUTTEDAHL, 65, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2007. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 25 years, Doctor Knute BUTTEDAHL. She is survived by her husband, John K. PARK, daughter Maria Beck BUTTEDAHL (Bob BECK), son John BUTTEDAHL (Lisa FERRARI), brother Valerio GOYCOOLEA (Rebecca PALMA,) and sisters Sofia GOYCOOLEA (Richard E. LANE) and Loreto GOYCOOLEA. Paz was a proud aunt of Claudia GOYCOOLEA (Mauricio MEYER,) Alexandre COULON (Maureen COULON- MENASHE,) Oliver GOYCOOLEA and great-aunt to Nicholas MEYER. She was a loving step-mother to Kim and Gary BUTTEDAHL and proud grandmother to Caleb and Alisha GRUNERT. Her family wishes to join in expressing all their love and appreciation for the extraordinary person Paz was, and for the outstanding contributions she made to the world. Paz was born in Santiago, Chile, and created a vast network of Friends, colleagues and students throughout the world, garnered through a long and distinguished career. The breadth of her experience spanned work with universities, international development organizations and agencies, and the Canadian military. Whatever the setting, common threads ran through all of her work: a passion for fostering international and intercultural understanding; a focus on sustainable development; and a belief in the possibility of creating an equitable and socially just world. The academic portion of Paz's career involved teaching at several universities in Canada, the United States, and Latin America, including a faculty position at the University of British Columbia and most recently, at Royal Roads University. Her work at the universities was always characterized by a passionate commitment to her students, the injection of an international perspective and comparative education approach to her courses, and a desire to create international partnerships linking students and educators from the developing world with those in Canada. Paz was sought after as a researcher and educator specializing in international development issues, and was a consultant with many international agencies and organizations. These included the Canadian International Development Agency, The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Organization of American States. Paz also worked for almost a decade with the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. As Deputy Director of the Fellowships and Awards Division, her focus was on the development of human resources and the strengthening of institutions in the developing world through the education and training of their researchers and project staff. Paz strongly believed in learning as a crucial component in the achievement of sustainable development. In the early 1990s, as international development issues became more and more intertwined with issues of security, Paz was invited to attend the National Defense College in Kingston, Ontario, where she also contributed as the academic advisor to the Commandant. A subsequent posting to the Centre for National Security Studies provided a base for her research linking issues of sustainable development to those of human security. Paz's vast storehouse of knowledge and experience found a home and became invested in the creation of the Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding program at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. As founder and program head, Paz worked tirelessly to build the program and to ensure its sustainability and its relevance to the international development and security issues of today's world. The Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding program was to be Paz's final contribution in a lifetime of notable achievements. In spite of failing health during the past months, she found strength in providing ongoing leadership to the program and in planning for its future. Paz, with her indomitable spirit and her vision of a world that might be, has enriched and influenced the lives of hundreds of Friends and colleagues around the world. Her loss will be deeply mourned. A celebration of her life will be held on at 1 p.m. on October 21 at Royal Roads University, 2nd Floor Grant Building, 2005 Sooke Rd. Victoria, British Columbia.

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GOYETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-15 published
O'FARRELL, William
Friend, mentor, film producer and director. Born December 7, 1929, in Ottawa. Died September 27 in Hull, Quebec, of natural causes, aged 77.
By Elaine O'FARRELL, Page L6
Growing up in Ottawa's tough Irish neighbourhood, Bill O'FARRELL probably never dreamed he would one day bring home Canada's first Oscar for a feature film.
Bill was the son of an Ottawa accountant and he grew up to be a driving force behind the Canadian film industry.
Bill joined Crawley Films in the 1940s. He got his start as a gofer, sweeping the floor, driving the truck, hauling cans of film. But he quickly worked his way up through the industry.
Over the years, he worked as a cinematographer, writer, director and producer of films, eventually becoming vice-president of Crawley Films, launched in 1939 by Budge CRAWLEY. Bill led a passionate life as a producer and director of Canadian films.
In the early years, he travelled across Canada to film Canadian Football League games and golf tournaments. Bill was instrumental in the success of many groundbreaking Canadian films. They include the award-winning The Loon's Necklace, The Rowdyman, The Luck of Ginger Coffey and Janis, a biopic about the tragic life of singer Janis Joplin.
Over the years, Bill worked with the who's who of Canadian stage and screen, from Christopher Plummer to Geneviève Bujold, Rich Little, Fred Davis and Lorne Greene.
He played an important part in helping to bring home Canada's first Academy Award for a feature film for The Man Who Skied Down Everest. One of his proudest moments was bringing home the gold-plated statuette to show family and Friends.
In its 50th year, Crawley Films went bankrupt. With the sheriff banging at the door, Bill helped to preserve the cans of film that were Crawley's legacy. The films were donated to the National Archives of Canada.
Like his Irish father before him, Bill was a wonderful storyteller who would entertain family and Friends at the kitchen table with colourful tales about the past.
He loved to tell the story about how he won my mother's hand.
One night, he was challenged to a late-night poker game by her French-Canadian grandmother, Granny GOYETTE. After he won a few games, she said he was a good man. She agreed that my mother should accept his hand in marriage.
In his youth, he'd go to the pool hall or play a few games of poker to win enough money to take my mom out on a date.
Although film was his first love, Bill loved a glass of wine and settling down with a good mystery. He enjoyed golf, evening swims and Frank Sinatra. He loved to play with Skipper, his Irish fox terrier.
But his greatest joy was his family - his dear wife, Velma, his three kids, Bill, Leslie and Elaine, and his six grandchildren.
Elaine O'FARRELL is Bill O'FARRELL's daughter.

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