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KIME 2007-12-27 published
IVEY also a very respected businessperson
Former London member of provincial parliament Dianne CUNNINGHAM says Beryl Ivey was 'a role model for many.'
By Joe BELANGER, Sun Media, Thurs., December 27, 2007
Beryl IVEY, whose philanthropy touched the lives of countless, was also an astute London businessperson, her acumen admired by many.
Accolades continued to pour in yesterday for the London icon who died Christmas morning and will be buried in London tomorrow her birthday -- following a private family service.
A memorial service will be held January 11 at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London.
"Most of us know her as a business woman," said Dianne CUNNINGHAM, a former London member of provincial parliament, Ontario cabinet minister and now director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Richard IVEY School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
"We were all involved in raising money and there was always a business plan in place. She always asked the questions… She was a role model for many of us."
CUNNINGHAM, who has known Beryl and Dick IVEY for more than 30 years, was devastated by the news of IVEY's death three days before her 83rd birthday after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.
"She taught us to ask questions, be generous and to always say thank you," said CUNNINGHAM. " She was a great advisor for everybody, who would give you her best ideas. Has London ever known a family like this? No. I'm going to miss her very, very much."
Another London icon, Don SMITH, who founded Ellis-Don Ltd., Canada's second-largest construction company, said he lost a "close friend."
SMITH said Beryl IVEY, president of Beehive Investments Inc., sat on many boards, including corporations, but not just in an honorary capacity.
"Her judgement certainly was respected," said SMITH. " She brought to boards an intelligent, female point of view. She'll certainly be missed."
Through her company Beehive, IVEY contributed $1 million toward a $9-million partnership fund for London's National Centre for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery.
Born Beryl NURSE in 1924 in Chatham to a Canadian army lieutenant-colonel, IVEY was a gifted high school athlete who received a full scholarship to Brescia College at University of Western Ontario in 1943.
It was at school that she met Dick, whom she married in 1949, becoming part of a wealthy family that co-founded the Empire Brass Manufacturing Co., now known as Emco.
It was Dick's father, Richard G. IVEY, who in 1947 incorporated the Ivey Foundation that became such a big part of the couple's lives.
Beryl IVEY is credited with the business-like approach to philanthropy the family adopted in the 1970s. She and Dick passed along control of the foundation to their four children in 1997.
Beryl and Dick IVEY moved to Toronto from London 18 months ago to be closer to their children. In June, Beryl was named to the Order of Canada.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, four children, nine grandchildren and a brother, Robert NURSE.
It's estimated the IVEYs donated about $150 million to philanthropy over several decades.
While much is known about the IVEYs volunteerism and philanthropy toward education, medicine and the arts, not so well known is their wide-ranging interest and support for the environment.
The World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Talbot Land Trust are but a few of the IVEY's benefactors.
Judith RODGER, former chair of the London Community Foundation, said Beryl and Dick IVEY "had a sense of the importance of protecting biodiversity.
"If you ever needed good, sensible advice, Beryl was a good person to turn to," said RODGER.
"She was very astute and cared deeply about the environment. And she had a real business sense."
John KIME, former chief executive of the London Economic Development Corp., said the IVEYs didn't give blindly.
"She put discipline into managing their philanthropy," he said.
"They supported things they felt were truly worthwhile. They did wonderful research and then backed those causes or projects strongly, with commitment. She was an extraordinary person in terms of her commitment to this community. It's a huge loss."
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations be made to Foundation Western at University of Western Ontario or the London Community Foundation. Online condolences may be posted at

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KIMEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
COOK, Roger Malcolm
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 15th, 2007, aged 62 years. Beloved husband of Milka, loving father of Elizabeth, dear brother of Michael, Josephine and Jane. A funeral service will be held in Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, on Thursday, July 19th, 2007 at 11: 15 a.m. Interment to follow immediately after the service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Plot G, Lot 237. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Roger Malcolm Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund would be appreciated. Please direct your donations c/o Estate Executor, Jack LECHCIER- KIMEL. 3 Hyde Park Circle, Toronto M3B 3M7. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through

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KIMEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
COOK, Doctor Roger Malcolm
It is with enormous sadness that the family of Doctor Roger Malcolm COOK announces his passing at Toronto General Hospital on July 15th, 2007. Doctor Roger Malcolm COOK passed away aged 62 years, peacefully in his sleep after a courageous struggle with cancer. Beloved husband of Milka, loving father of Elizabeth and dear brother of Michael, Josephine and Jane. A distinguished scholar, eminent and renowned scientist and researcher and honoured alumni of Corpus Christi, Oxford United Kingdom, Doctor COOK made a conscious effort throughout his life to apply the principles of his academic training into his professional endeavours. Roger will always be remembered as a man of dignity, honour and integrity. A funeral service will be held in Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street on Thursday, July 19th, 2007 at 11: 15 a.m. Interment to follow immediately after the service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Plot G, lot 237. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Roger Malcolm Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund would be appreciated. Please direct your donations, c/o Estate Executor, Jack LECHCIER- KIMEL. 3 Hyde Park Circle, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3M7. Condolences and memories may also be forwarded through

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KIMELMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-08 published
Courageously at home on Saturday, October 6th, 2007. Dora, beloved wife of Sam, devoted mother of Sidney and Randy REZNICK, Linda and Harold KIMELMAN, Louis and Marla REZNICK, cherished Bubby of Marnie (of blessed memory), Stacey and Terry, Jason and Jody, Jordan and Yona, Lindsay, Marc, Lauren, Shauna and Jeremy. Loving great-Bubby of Kylie and Max. Dora will always be remembered for her love of family and her kind and gentle soul. She will be sadly missed and always loved by all who knew her. Special thanks to all those who gave her support and care. Funeral service was held Sunday, October 7th. Shiva will be held at 158 Palm Drive, Toronto. Donations may be made to Marnie's Rainbow Lounge, Hospital for Sick Children, 416-813-5320.

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KIMMINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
KIMMINS, Warwick Charles
Age 66 of Halifax, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully at home on August 5, 2007. Warwick was born in London, England, son of the late Charles Horace KIMMINS and is survived by his mother Eileen May KIMMINS of Hounslow, Middlesex, London, England, his wife Ruth KIMMINS, children Eliot and Sarah and grand_son Eric. Warwick was a dedicated scientist and academic who graduated with a Ph. D. in Biology from the University of London in 1965. Warwick was appointed as a professor of Biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia the same year. As a Professor, he is remembered for his enthusiasm, humour and ability to motivate students in areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. From 1981 until 1990, he served as Chair of the Biology Department, then as Dean of the Faculty of Science from 1995 until 2000 and as Acting Vice-President from 1997-1998. After leaving Dalhousie University, Warwick became a co-founder in the successful Halifax Biotechnology company Immunovaccine Technologies for which he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2006, then recently as Chairman on the Board of Directors. It was in these later years of scientific research by Warwick and colleagues that led to the development of a vaccine for marine mammals, then the possibility of a vaccine platform with wide reaching health benefits for treatment of human diseases such as cancer and infectious diseases. As a Father he was an involved and loving parent, coaching soccer, cross country running, and a longtime Cub and Scout leader. Warwick was a skilled sportsman and enjoyed spending his downtime with family and Friends sailing in the waters surrounding Halifax, playing tennis, skiing, running and golfing. He enjoyed travelling with family and Friends to Europe for hiking and skiing holidays. In recent years, he experienced a return to the faith of his youth which was a source of support, comfort and strength as he struggled with cancer. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, August 8th, 2007, 10 a.m. at Canadian Martyrs Church, 5900 Inglis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Celebrants will be Father James Mallon, Archbishop T. Prendergast, and Archbishop J. Hayes. Reception to immediately follow the Mass at Dalhousie University, the Arts and Administration building, the Lord Dalhousie Room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at or by phone 1 888 939-3333.

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KIMPEL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-28 published
SKINNER, Stanley Wilfred
Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Leukemia, on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Paula (née KIMPEL.) Dear father of Paul and his wife Roslyn of Cambridge, Glen and his wife Gayle STEVENS of Kitchener, and Guy of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren Patrick, Aaron, Jessica, Jamie and Matthew and four great-grandchildren Hope, Amber, Kayla and Emile. Survived by brothers, sisters, and in-laws. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Rita SKINNER. Mr. SKINNER was born in Owen Sound and had been a resident of Cambridge for the past 50 years. He was a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church and was retired from Babcock and Wilcox. At Stan's request cremation has taken place. A Memorial visitation will be held at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday at 3: 45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Tributes may be made online at

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