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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-11 published
HARRIS, Miriam Elizabeth (née KERR)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday, August 10th, 2007. Miriam Elizabeth HARRIS (née KERR) of Owen Sound, in her 80th year. Loving wife of Bill HARRIS. Loving mother of Bill HARRIS and his spouse, Patty KEANE, of Owen Sound, Kerrie HARRIS and her fiancé, James THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, of Markdale, Kris and her spouse Bev STEER, of Kilsyth. Dear grandmother of Will, Rob, and Ben HARRIS, Rebecca, and Claudia STEER. Dear great-grandmother of Theo HARRIS. Dear sister of Bob JOHNS, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her brother, Jim KERR. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Sunday afternoon 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and Sunday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service for Miriam HARRIS will be held at Evangelical Baptist Church, 895 - 7th Street East, Owen Sound, on Monday, August 13th, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Bruce LAIDLAW officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to Arthritis Society, Word of Life Camp, or Samaritan's Purse as your expression of sympathy.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-13 published
HAWKEY, Edward Trewinard " Ed"
(Veteran of World War 2)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Sunday, August 12th, 2007. Edward Trewinard (Ed) HAWKEY, of Owen Sound, formerly of Sudbury, in his 95th year. Dearly beloved husband of the late Russ HAWKEY (née WILSON.) Loving father of Donald HAWKEY and his wife Janette, of Wasaga Beach, Eleanor FARBIN and her husband Robert, of Wyevale, Barbara HOWSON and her husband, Brent, of Owen Sound. Dear grandfather of seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Dorothy HAWKEY, and sister-in-law, Janet HAWKEY, both of Toronto. Predeceased by his brother, William HAWKEY, and his parents, William and Alice HAWKEY. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250-14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Monday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service for Ed HAWKEY will be held at Evangelical Baptist Church, 895-7th…Street East, Owen Sound, on Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Bruce LAIDLAW officiating. Interment in Grandview Cemetery in Massey, Ontario on Wednesday, August 15th, at 2: 00 p.m. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society as your expression of sympathy.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
FRAZEE, Rowland Cardwell, B.Com, C.C.
Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on July 29th, 2007 in his 87th year. Devoted husband to Marie for 58 years. Sadly missed by his son Stephen, daughter Catherine (Patricia SEELEY,) daughter-in-law Katherine, granddaughter Laura and grand_son Patrick. Survived by his younger sister Barbara THORNTON, her daughter Nan (Colin STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) and fondly remembered by his three sisters-in-law (Anita LOGIE, Kaye RANSOM and Louise LAIDLAW) and many nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 12, 1921 to descendants of United Empire Loyalists, he grew up in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, where his father was the manager of the Royal Bank. Like so many of his generation, Rowlie FRAZEE enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1941, serving overseas with the Carelton and York Regiment, First Infantry Division. He was wounded three times, once when his cap badge deflected a scrap of German shell which otherwise might have ended his life. After the war ended, Rowlie studied at Dalhousie University (Kings College) in Halifax where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1948. He joined the Royal Bank that year and worked his way up through the ranks in various management positions in five different provinces. A signal that he was headed to the top came in 1973 when he was made Executive Vice President of the Royal Bank in 1977, Chief Executive Officer in 1979 and Chairman in 1980. He was often sought after to serve as director and served on many boards over the years including Royal Bank of Canada, Ganong Bros Limited, University of New Brunswick Board of Governors, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Air Canada, Newfoundland Capital Corp, Continental Air lines, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Kings College Board of Governors, Home Support Services (Charlotte County, New Brunswick) and New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation. He also served as Chairman of the Business Council on National Issues, National Chair man of Junior Achievement of Canada and served three terms as Chairman of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. During his career he received many awards, including honourary degrees from six universities (Acadia, Dalhousie, Kings College, Mount Allison, University of New Brunswick and York) and in 2001 was inducted into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame. In 1985, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1991. He proudly wore his Order of Canada lapel pin for the rest of his life. Rowlie was always proud of his Maritime heritage and he and his wife Marie enjoyed a very happy retirement in St. Andrews, New Brunswick where he worked at improving his golf game and tending to his beloved rose garden. His passionate zest for life and public spirited persona was epitomized in a 1983 biography entitled 'Big Banker with a Heart', which praised him for his work for numerous charitable and educational organizations. Rowlie FRAZEE will be remembered as a brave soldier who served his country, a respected businessman, an eloquent speaker and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Our thanks to Doctor Brian Peer, Doctor Julia Wildish and the team of Extra Mural caregivers for their kindness and dedicated professionalism. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of MacDonald Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, New Brunswick (506-466-3110) from where the first visitation will be held on Thursday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. only and then the second visitation will be held on Thursday evening at All Saints Anglican Church, 75 King Street St. Andrews, New Brunswick from 7-9 p.m. only. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 3rd, from All Saints Anglican Church at 2: 00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the service in the adjoining church hall. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of the donors' choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be placed or this notice viewed at www.macdonaldfh.com.

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LAIDLAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-14 published
Surgeon scored 1962 breakthrough with world's first coronary care unit
Doctor who had served on HMCS Prince Robert in wartime later maintained a thriving practice and taught generations of medical students at the University of Toronto, writes Sandra Martin
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Back in the early 1960s, when prescribing blood thinners was the standard treatment for acute heart attacks, Robert (Bob) MacMILLAN and his colleague Kenneth (Ken) BROWN were disturbed by the 40 per cent mortality rate in their recovering patients at the Toronto General Hospital. Some of these patients, who seemed very well when the night nurse checked on them, were found dead the following morning. The cause seemed obvious: a disturbance in the rhythm of the heart's electrical system, or ventricular fibrillation. But what triggered the fatal imbalance remained a mystery.
In 1962, the two doctors established the world's first coronary care unit at Toronto General Hospital. Within a year they had reduced the mortality rate by 10 per cent. The significance of the coronary unit was "huge," said cardiologist Douglas WIGLE, a former colleague and now professor emeritus at the department of medicine at the University of Toronto.
"Bob was a superb teacher with a very dry wit who made a point of being charming and friendly to students when it was more typical in those days for doctors to be austere and professorial," said hematologist Michael BAKER, an intern under Doctor MacMILLAN in the mid-1960s and now physician-in-chief at university health network.
"I learned the technical aspects of cardiology from him but, far more important, looking back, I learned the human side of being a prominent physician," said Doctor BAKER. "He was pleasant, he had a sense of humour, he had a life outside the hospital and he was interested in us as people."
Robert Laidlaw MacMILLAN was born into a medical family in Toronto during the First World War. His father, Robert Johnson MacMILLAN, was an anesthetist at the Wellesley Hospital and his mother, Merle (née LAIDLAW,) was a nurse. The family, which included Bob's younger brother Hugh (who also became a distinguished doctor) and his sister Mary, lived first on Admiral Road and then on Dunvegan in Forest Hill.
When Bob was about 13, his father decided to spend a year in Europe to complete his medical training, which had been truncated by the war. The three children were sent to the Lycée Jacquard in Switzerland, where they learned to ski and to speak French. When the MacMILLANs returned to Toronto, the boys enrolled at University of Toronto Schools, then a boys-only elite private academic institution. They were both burly and very athletic and were known as Big Beef and Little Beef. Bob graduated in 1934 and went that fall to Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where he played college rugby and hockey, and earned an honours degree in biological and medical sciences in 1938 and a medical degree three years later.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old Welsh woman named Eluned (Lyn) CAREY- EVANS, had graduated from Roedean School near Brighton in Sussex, and set off on a tour of Canada in August of 1939, having been assured by her grandfather, the former British prime minister David Lloyd GEORGE, that fears of war breaking out were grossly exaggerated. She was in Sault Ste. Marie on September 3, 1939, when British prime minister Neville Chamberlain declared war on Germany.
Stranded without money, connections, or winter clothes, Lyn was rescued by Friends of her family who arranged for her to stay at St. Hilda's, the women's residence at Trinity College. The university allowed her to attend medical classes (based on her English qualifications) and that is how, coming out of the library with her arms loaded with borrowed books, she literally ran into Bob MacMILLAN, the older brother of her classmate Hugh. After he got down on his hands and knees to retrieve her books, he invited her for a milkshake, and that was that. "He was so funny always; he was such an interesting person," she said in a telephone interview late last week.
They were married three years later on Valentine's Day, 1942, at Trinity College, with no member of her family able to cross the Atlantic to attend the ceremony. By then, he had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. They made their first home in Victoria, British Columbia, which they both loved, but she returned to Toronto when he was posted overseas as a surgeon lieutenant commander on HMCS Prince Robert. The ship, which had been designed as a coastal ferry for Canadian National's Vancouver-to-Alaska run, was the vessel that had carried King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the round trip from Vancouver to Victoria as part of a Royal tour in May, 1939. It was then converted to an armed merchant cruiser for convoy duty and escorted Canadian troops to Hong Kong in October of 1941 for the ill-fated defence of the British crown colony against the Japanese.
By the time Lt.-Cmdr. MacMILLAN climbed aboard, Prince Robert was an anti-aircraft cruiser. It sailed for Plymouth via the Panama Canal, picking up a huge bunch of green bananas on route which Bob decided to present to his in-laws as a getting-acquainted gift. Their first sight of him, as he emerged on the station platform in North Wales in 1943, was of a tall, husky man with a red beard bent under the weight of his bounty of ripe bananas a fruit they hadn't seen in years. They were charmed, according to Lyn MacMILLAN who recollected that her family "ate bananas until they were blue in the face."
Lt.-Cmdr. MacMILLAN remained on Prince Robert for the duration of the war, during which the ship had more conversions and sailed more operational miles than any other in the Royal Canadian Navy. For much of the conflict she was the navy's largest and most heavily armed ship, and later had a final life as a luxury ocean liner.
While her husband was overseas, Mrs. MacMILLAN gave birth to their first child, the historian Margaret MacMILLAN, now warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford. Four more children followed, Ann, a London-based Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster Tom, a financier; Robert, a urologist; and David, an energy consultant.
After he was demobilized at the end of the Pacific War, Doctor MacMILLAN was joined by his growing family where he did post-graduate studies in London and Oxford and qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1947. The next year, the MacMILLANs moved back across the Atlantic so he could take up a position at Toronto General Hospital as senior intern in hematology. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) in 1948 and began his long career as a cardiologist on staff at the Toronto General Hospital, initially doing work on blood clotting and platelets.
In the early 1960s, Doctor MacMILLAN and his colleague Doctor K.W. BROWN decided to isolate and observe cardiac patients closely to see if they could determine the factors contributing to high mortality rates in supposedly recovering patients. Federal and provincial governments provided research grants; a private donor, Percy Gardiner, contributed the start-up funds to hire extra nurses to monitor the patients on a 24-hour basis especially in the critical 48-hour period after admission, and the Toronto General Hospital supplied a small room containing four beds separated by curtains.
When the unit opened on March 12, 1962, four patients were attached to improvised electro-cardiogram machines to record every beat of their hearts. Nurses became expert at recognizing complications and instituting life-saving procedures while waiting for doctors to arrive. After a year, this team approach and quick interventions to adjust or restart heart-beat rhythms had reduced the death rate by 10 per cent. The two doctors described their study in an article in the medical journal The Lancet on August 17, 1963, which enabled them to claim credit for establishing the first coronary intensive-care unit in the world.
Despite this medical breakthrough and the fact that Doctor MacMILLAN remained co-director of the coronary unit (which quickly expanded to eight beds) for the next decade, his calling was not primarily as a researcher. Above all, he was a practitioner and a professor, establishing an extensive private practice and teaching generations of medical students at the Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto. From his first position as a clinical teacher and an assistant physician in 1952, he rose steadily through the medical and academic ranks, becoming an assistant professor in 1965, an associate professor and senior staff physician in 1968 and professor of medicine and head of the division of general internal medicine at Toronto General Hospital in 1976. He had to retire from teaching when he turned 65 in 1982, but maintained his medical practice for another decade and served as a consultant to the province's Workman's Compensation Board when he was even older.
Dr. MacMILLAN was also a fearless and accomplished traveller and athlete who loved the outdoors. He delighted in canoeing, scuba diving, hiking, camping and playing tennis and skiing in remote locations only accessible by helicopter well into his late 70s. In addition, he and his wife had an active country life on a farm in Vaughan, Ontario, north of Toronto (which his father had bought in 1934) where, among other activities, he kept bees.
The MacMILLANs were at the farm in 2001 when he recognized that he was having a heart attack and told his wife to drive him to the local hospital - fast - where he read his own cardiogram and diagnosed a clot in his heart. The next morning he had a massive coronary. After several weeks in hospital he was transferred to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where after six weeks in residence and six months as an outpatient he gradually learned to walk and talk again. "We had six happy years," said Mrs. MacMILLAN. At the beginning of this year, his health declined seriously and he had to go into a special care unit.
Robert Laidlaw MacMILLAN was born May 23, 1917, in Toronto. He died of complications from heart disease on September 5, 2007 at East York General Hospital in Toronto. He was 90. He is survived by his wife Lyn, five children, 12 grandchildren and his extended family.

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LAIDLEY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-16 published
LAIDLEY
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather George, who passed away May 18, 1998.
His memory is as dear today,
As in the hour he passed away.
Lovingly remembered by Cay, Bruce, Carmen, Brian, Jonathon, Tom, Gail, Christopher, Crystal, Steven, Ryan, Cindy, Steve, Ethan and Seth.

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LAINE 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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LAINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
LAINE / VARKEY
Oscar Lee Thuthikattu joined big brother Owen, and parents Su and Rick on May 10, 2006. Family and Friends here, in India, Finland and abroad have warmly welcomed him into the fold. Oscar is named for Rick's paternal THUTHIKATTU family in Kerala, India, and in loving memory of Libardo (Lee) MELENDEZ and Oscar GOULD, who are surely smiling down on him. The wonderful Denise HOO was once again our unwavering guide, ensuring that Oscar was born into love, music, beauty and calm. We will always be grateful for the magical births we shared with her. Heartfelt thanks also go to Doctor BERNSTEIN, Doctor ENGLE and Deborah HAYNES of Mt. Sinai Hospital for their exceptional care. Oscar was baptized on February 11, 2007 by Rev. Jenny ANDISON (Saint Paul's Anglican, Toronto) and is a godson to Jenni LAWLESS (Kingston) and Wayne WOLANSKI (Forest.) And to our wonderful Oscar: your beautiful soul brings light to our hearts each and every day. Thank you for coming into our lives.

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LAING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-06 published
LAIRD, Bernice Valerie (née ZOMERFELT)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton on Friday morning, January 5th, 2007 in her 88th year. Bernice LAIRD (née ZOMERFELT) beloved wife of the late George LAIRD. Loving mother of Mary Jane MONAHAN and her husband John and Roberta RYAN and her husband Doug. Loving grandmother of Lori and Lisa MONAHAN and Alicia and Chris RYAN. Special friend of Alvin WARD and family. Bernice was born July 4th, 1919 in Duluth, Minnesota to parents John and Victoria ZOMERFELT. Predeceased by her older brother Walter and his wife Evelyn. Beloved sister of Raymond ZOMERFELT and his wife Donna of Duluth, Minnesota. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends in the United States, and by nephew-in-law Lloyd WAGNER and his wife Alice of Owen Sound, and their family Robert WAGNER and Andrea LAING. Bernice was a cheerful and familiar face to the residents of the Bruce Peninsula and area, because of her many years service in retail business and through her volunteer work in the community. “The greatest reward for serving others is the satisfaction found in your heart.” Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, in Sauble Beach, on Monday afternoon from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. A Rebekah service will be held Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. A celebration of Bernice's life will be conducted from the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, 2006. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Wiarton Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of Gateway Haven, Frank St. Baptist Church, or Friends of the Wiarton Library. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com A crab apple tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bernice.

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LAING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-19 published
DICKINSON, Robert " Bob" Hugh
Passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, September 17, 2007 in his 64th year. Bob was a best friend and husband to Janie (nee McROBB) for the past 39 years. Loving father to Rob, wife Debra (MOTHERSELL) of Owen Sound; Terrina, husband Robin LAING of Medicine Hat, Alberta; Scott, wife Michelle (LANKTREE) of Gore Bay, Ontario and Kristopher (Kris) and his wife Paula CRAWFORD of Brampton. Also survived by five grandchildren McKayla, Zoe, Parker, Rachel and Cuinn. Survived by two sisters Joan ACHESON (Doug) and Patricia GEORGE (Al,) his sister-in-law Marg DICKINSON and his numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father Hugh (Brunie) DICKINSON and mother Robena (Beanie) DICKINSON and two brothers Stanley and Jerry. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 12 noon until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Claire MILLER officiating. Interment, Elora Cemetery. Memorial donations to Sleeping Children Around the World would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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LAING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
COWPER- SMITH, Elizabeth Joyce (née LAING)
Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2007 after a long and wonderful life. Loving wife of 65 years to Maurice. Cherished mother to Martha TAMBLYN (and her husband Gordon) and Blair (and his wife Carole.) Dear Grandmother to Blair (and his wife Stephanie), Laura, Geoffrey and Christopher. Great-grandmother to Robert and William. Predeceased by her brother Blair LAING. Elizabeth is fondly remembered for her dedication, lifetime commitment and leadership roles with numerous community based organizations in cities where Maurice and Elizabeth lived including staff medical social worker, Garfield Hospital, Washington, D.C., member of the board of directors of the Young Women's Christian Association of London, Ontario, President of the Service League in London and member of the Women's Committee of the Art Gallery of London, in Toronto, Young Women's Christian Association board member, Vice-Chair North Toronto Youth Project, active involvement in Eglinton St. George's United Church (numerous leadership positions including membership on the national personnel committee of the United Church of Canada); staff member of the Elizabeth Fry Society (where she directed the large volunteer staff for Elizabeth Fry) and President of The May Court Club of Toronto. For many years Elizabeth also worked closely with her father and brother in the family business, Laing Galleries on Bloor Street in Toronto. Elizabeth is remembered as an avid reader, traveller, supporter of the arts including many of the smaller theatre companies in Toronto, local art galleries and the community at large. Special thanks go to Noeme and all of Elizabeth's other caregivers including Helen, Herma, Magdalena, Monica and Dory. The family will receive Friends at Eglinton St. George United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. (at Duplex Ave.) on Sunday, January 14 from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will take place at the Church on Monday, January 15 at 1: 30 p.m. followed by a reception at the Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Eglinton St. George's Church would be appreciated.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-12 published
COWPER- SMITH, Elizabeth Joyce (née LAING)
Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2007 after a long and wonderful life. Loving wife of 65 years to Maurice. Cherished mother to Martha TAMBLYN (and her husband Gordon) and Blair (and his wife Carole.) Dear Grandmother to Blair (and his wife Stephanie), Laura, Geoffrey and Christopher. Great-grandmother to Robert and William. Predeceased by her brother Blair LAING. Elizabeth is fondly remembered for her dedication, lifetime commitment and leadership roles with numerous community based organizations in cities where Maurice and Elizabeth lived including staff medical social worker, Garfield Hospital, Washington, D.C., member of the board of directors of the Young Women's Christian Association of London, Ontario, President of the Service League in London and member of the Women's Committee of the Art Gallery of London, in Toronto, Young Women's Christian Association board member, Vice-Chair North Toronto Youth Project, active involvement in Eglinton St. George's United Church (numerous leadership positions including membership on the national personnel committee of the United Church of Canada); staff member of the Elizabeth Fry Society (where she directed the large volunteer staff for Elizabeth Fry) and President of The May Court Club of Toronto. For many years Elizabeth also worked closely with her father and brother in the family business, Laing Galleries on Bloor Street in Toronto. Elizabeth is remembered as an avid reader, traveller, supporter of the arts including many of the smaller theatre companies in Toronto, local art galleries and the community at large. Special thanks go to Noeme and all of Elizabeth's other caregivers including Helen, Herma, Magdalena, Monica and Dory. The family will receive Friends at Eglinton St. George United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. (at Duplex Ave.) on Sunday, January 14 from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will take place at the Church on Monday, January 15 at 1: 30 p.m. followed by a reception at the Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Eglinton St. George's Church would be appreciated.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
LAING, C.W. "Bill"
Peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2007, in his 73rd year. Husband of Joan (née STACKHOUSE,) father of Bill, Peterborough, Greg (Chrystine,) Oakville and Stephanie (Roy) CUTLER of Richmond Hill. Papa to Tyler, Elizabeth, Zachary, Alexandra, Jacob, Amber and Lindsay. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Avenue East, Thornhill. A private family burial will be held on a later date. Bill's desire was that in lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions be made to Summit Community Church (building fund), 13085 Yonge Street, Suite 207, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 3S8.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
LAING, Jean Inglis, R.N. (1923-2007)
Peacefully at Saint Peter's Hospital, Hamilton on Thursday, June 28, 2007. Daughter of the late Walter and Jean LAING of Dundas. Loving sister and companion to Mary Gartshore LAING and sister-in-law of Anna LAING, Cochrane, Alberta. Dear sister of the late Catherine LAING, the late Margaret and Earle MacDONALD and the late Douglas LAING. Jean will be sadly missed by her nephews and their families, Ian MacDONALD and his daughters Lyndsay, Shannon and Victoria of Hamilton, Roger LAING of Calgary, Stewart and Annie LAING and their daughters Megan and Stephanie of Hanna, Alberta and George and Suzie LAING and their sons Mark and Kyle of Singapore. Special thanks to Jean's Goddaughters, Wendy WILSON and Sally CRIPPEN of Oakville for their support and thoughtfulness. Jean received her R.N. from St. Jospeh's School of Nursing, Hamilton in 1946, followed by her Occupational Health Degree from the University of Western Ontario. She then went on to enjoy a 28 year career in the medical department of Bell Canada in both Hamilton and Toronto. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday morning from 10: 00 a.m. at the Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home (www.catteleatonandchambers.ca), 53 Main Street, Dundas, until the time of Jean's Service at 11: 30 a.m. In kindness, donations to Saint Paul's United Church would be appreciated.
Jean left this life as she lived it, with grace and dignity.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
ARMSTRONG, Jacqueline Macaulay (née HALE)
Peacefully, at home in the Glynnwood Retirement Residence, on Thursday, August 2, 2007. Jacqueline Macaulay ARMSTRONG (née HALE,) of Toronto, formerly of Montreal, in her 85th year. The beloved wife of Walter James ARMSTRONG, who celebrated the 60th anniversary of a long, loving, and mutually supportive marriage. Born in Montreal, May 9th, 1923, Jackie graduated from The Study in 1940. She served in the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War 2, working in Bletchley, United Kingdom. Jackie and Jim ARMSTRONG were married on June 23, 1947, at Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, Jackie's family's summer home. Jackie and her family moved to Toronto in the 1960's, where she became very involved in the Royal Ontario Museum's volunteer committee for more than 15 years. Jim and Jackie later lived at Roches Pt., Ontario, from 1984-1997, where Jackie was the ultimate hostess and an extremely great cook who loved entertaining. During the same time, they spent their winters in Tucson, Az., where again Jackie made many Friends. She was a woman of many interests and talents and she especially had a gift for making and keeping Friends across great expanses of time and distance. Jackie was greatly admired, and will be fondly remembered, for her kindness, keen interest in others, generosity of spirit, and wise counsel. Much loved mother of Jonathan ARMSTRONG of Costa Rica, Peter ARMSTRONG of Toronto, David ARMSTRONG of Toronto, and Airlie Armstrong BROWN of Stouffville, Ontario and their spouses. Jackie was also the dear grandmother to ten grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters, Betty LAING, Nancy THURN, Patricia LAIRD, Stephanie BUJWID, and her brother, Warren HALE who died during the war. A memorial service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Tuesday, August 7th at 3 p.m. If desired, donations to The Lung Association instead of flowers would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-13 published
LARLHAM, Kay
Peacefully passed away on September 11, 2007 after a long battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Stephane REICHEL. Dear mother of Mila and her step-son Marc, sister of Barbara LAING and of brother Peter LARLHAM. She will be dearly missed by family and Friends. Those that knew her are welcome to the wake at her home on Friday, September 14th to celebrate her life.

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LAING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
THORSEN, Jan (October 18, 1932-October 26, 2007)
Jan passed away peacefully at his home in Victoria after fighting lung cancer for more than eight years. He died only because he had to. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1955, Jan worked in Nigeria for Her Majesty's Overseas Service, then in a mixed practice out of Edmonton. Realizing his interests lay more in research and teaching, he earned a PhD in Medical Virology at the University of Toronto, and joined the faculty at Ontario Veterinary College as a professor of veterinary medicine. Jan is survived and adored by his wife, Ruth SLAVIN, his daughters, Lisa and her partner, Tom BARKER, of Hobart, Tasmania, and Michèle, of San Francisco; his brother, John, of Toronto and wife Beth and stepdaughters Christina McKIBBON, her husband, John and son, Nicholas, and Jennifer LAING and sons, James and Robin, all of Windsor, Ontario. He will be greatly missed by his large extended family and many Friends, including the members of the Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society.
A memorial service will be held at Saint Martins In-the-Field church hall, 550 Obed Street, Victoria at 2: 00, Wednesday, October 31. In the near future, Jan's ashes will be interred in the Anderson/Thorsen plot in Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough Ontario, and a memorial gathering will be held in Guelph, Ontario. Flowers are gratefully declined, but Jan's favourite charity is Doctors without Borders. Messages may be sent to ruthandjan@shaw.ca.
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life
Walt Whitman

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LAIRD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-06 published
LAIRD, Bernice Valerie (née ZOMERFELT)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton on Friday morning, January 5th, 2007 in her 88th year. Bernice LAIRD (née ZOMERFELT) beloved wife of the late George LAIRD. Loving mother of Mary Jane MONAHAN and her husband John and Roberta RYAN and her husband Doug. Loving grandmother of Lori and Lisa MONAHAN and Alicia and Chris RYAN. Special friend of Alvin WARD and family. Bernice was born July 4th, 1919 in Duluth, Minnesota to parents John and Victoria ZOMERFELT. Predeceased by her older brother Walter and his wife Evelyn. Beloved sister of Raymond ZOMERFELT and his wife Donna of Duluth, Minnesota. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends in the United States, and by nephew-in-law Lloyd WAGNER and his wife Alice of Owen Sound, and their family Robert WAGNER and Andrea LAING. Bernice was a cheerful and familiar face to the residents of the Bruce Peninsula and area, because of her many years service in retail business and through her volunteer work in the community. “The greatest reward for serving others is the satisfaction found in your heart.” Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, in Sauble Beach, on Monday afternoon from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. A Rebekah service will be held Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. A celebration of Bernice's life will be conducted from the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, 2006. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Wiarton Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of Gateway Haven, Frank St. Baptist Church, or Friends of the Wiarton Library. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com A crab apple tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bernice.

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LAIRD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
ARMSTRONG, Jacqueline Macaulay (née HALE)
Peacefully, at home in the Glynnwood Retirement Residence, on Thursday, August 2, 2007. Jacqueline Macaulay ARMSTRONG (née HALE,) of Toronto, formerly of Montreal, in her 85th year. The beloved wife of Walter James ARMSTRONG, who celebrated the 60th anniversary of a long, loving, and mutually supportive marriage. Born in Montreal, May 9th, 1923, Jackie graduated from The Study in 1940. She served in the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War 2, working in Bletchley, United Kingdom. Jackie and Jim ARMSTRONG were married on June 23, 1947, at Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, Jackie's family's summer home. Jackie and her family moved to Toronto in the 1960's, where she became very involved in the Royal Ontario Museum's volunteer committee for more than 15 years. Jim and Jackie later lived at Roches Pt., Ontario, from 1984-1997, where Jackie was the ultimate hostess and an extremely great cook who loved entertaining. During the same time, they spent their winters in Tucson, Az., where again Jackie made many Friends. She was a woman of many interests and talents and she especially had a gift for making and keeping Friends across great expanses of time and distance. Jackie was greatly admired, and will be fondly remembered, for her kindness, keen interest in others, generosity of spirit, and wise counsel. Much loved mother of Jonathan ARMSTRONG of Costa Rica, Peter ARMSTRONG of Toronto, David ARMSTRONG of Toronto, and Airlie Armstrong BROWN of Stouffville, Ontario and their spouses. Jackie was also the dear grandmother to ten grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters, Betty LAING, Nancy THURN, Patricia LAIRD, Stephanie BUJWID, and her brother, Warren HALE who died during the war. A memorial service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Tuesday, August 7th at 3 p.m. If desired, donations to The Lung Association instead of flowers would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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LAIRD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-24 published
NARDILLI, Dorothy (née LAIRD)
At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at age 87 years. Dorothy NARDILLI, beloved wife of Victor (Vic) NARDILLI. Loving mother of Frank NARDILLI, Ross NARDILLI and his wife Mary, Beth PORTER and her husband Kirk. Dear grandmother of Kelsey and Keldon PORTER, Michael and Stephanie NARDILLI. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home "Georgian Chapel", Barrie, 705-737-2040. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.scott-georgian.ca

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