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MISENER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-28 published
MISENER, William Bruce
After almost 90 years. Marjorie Elizabeth, his wife of 40 years was well known. He was predeceased by his sister Norma and his brother Howard. Bill grew up in Westdale and attended George R. Allan Public School, graduating from Westdale Collegiate in 1938. His military career started with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He later was transferred to Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and proceeded overseas with them right after Dieppe. Later he was moved to a staff office, serving on the Canadian Army Hospital group until the war's end. Returning home he attended Dairy School at the Ontario Agriculture College, Guelph and won a gold medal. Working for the Borden Company he progressed from salesman to sales manager to Director of Sales, Marketing, Milk and Ice Cream Operations. He also served as President of the Ice Cream Manufacturers Association, Vice President of the Ontario Dairy Council and Director of the National Dairy Council. He was instrumental in the introduction of plastic bag milk by Borden Company. After early retirement he enjoyed a second career as stockbroker with Richardson Greenshield, finally retiring in 1989. In 1947 Bill had rejoined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, serving with them until December 1960, and retiring with the rank of Major. He was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in August 1995, serving in this capacity until retirement, December, 2001. He was a dedicated member of Kiwanis for 45 years, and served as a director of the Metro Conservation Authority. Bill was an enthusiastic golfer and enjoyed membership in the Donalda Club of Toronto and the Sturgeon Point Golf Club. A Memorial Service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Street West, Hamilton on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. Swackhammer, Blachford and Wray Funeral Home

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MISENER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
PIERSON, Robert Scott
Suddenly on December 23rd in his 71st year. Devoted father to Sarah, Martha and Alexandra. Proud grandfather of Pierson and Carder WHITE/WHYTE. Loving partner to Sandra MATHIES and dear friend to her sons John (Christel) and Marc. Father-in-law and friend to Matthew WHITE/WHYTE and Edward BASES. Step-son of Roy CARDER, New Hampshire. Former husband of Judith HENDRY (PIGOTT). Pre-deceased by brother Huge Hampton WEEDON III, and recently by dear friend Joseph Robert. Born in New York City in 1936 to Inez (MISENER) and John Beverley PIERSON. Bob attended Upper Canada College as a boarder for several years and attended the University of Western Ontario. Bob settled in Hamilton and began a career as a broker for E.A. Ames in Toronto. While his first love was for family, he had a passion for his work in the shipping industry. He joined his family's business Misener Transportation and in 1975 Bob started his own company, The Soo River Company. Until his passing, he worked enthusiastically for Lower Lakes Towing/Grand River Navigation, He dedicated himself annually to the Run for the cure in Port Colborne. Bob had a heart of gold and a spirit which touched countless people. He was taken too soon, but will be remembered fondly by many; including his cousins Scott MISENER, Paul and Dossie MISENER, Heather LOGAN and other Misener family members. A memorial service will be held at Ridley College Chapel, St. Catharines at 11 a.m. Friday December 28th with a reception to follow in the Great Hall. In lieu of flowers Friends are encouraged to make a donation to Breast Cancer Support Services.

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MISIUDA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
McKAY, Rev. Dr. William Angus, M.A., Ph. D.
(April 27, 1914-December 27, 2007)
Bill died peacefully at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry. Bill was born in Winnipeg, the eldest son of Douglas and Isobel McKAY. He is survived by his loving wife, Melba, and his four children: William (Sally TUFTS,) Elspeth (Paul DEIR,) Roderick (Marlene MISIUDA) and Catherine (Marvin STEVENSON;) and their children: Megan, Benjamin, Kristen, Andrew, Matthew, Peter, Emily, Jordan, Alex and James; and great-grandchildren Ewan, Flavie, Anna, Carter and Jacob. Bill leaves his brother Donald (Thelma) sister-in-law Doreen; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Elspeth Jean and her husband Lister NEVILE, and his brother Selkirk James McKAY. Bill was a musician, scholar, clergyman, flying instructor, bomber pilot, community activist, university professor, farmer, and loving husband, parent and grandparent. Bill's education began in Kildonan school, and continued in theology at United College, Winnipeg. It was at university that he met Melba GISHLER. Bill worked with others in the United Church to alleviate the effects of the Great Depression in Winnipeg, also ministering to congregations at Hudson and Lac Seul First Nation. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940. Bill and Melba were married in June of 1941. During the Second World War, Bill served as a flying instructor, with Coastal Command in Britain and in Bombay, India, as part of 203 Squadron, Royal Air Force. After the war, he earned his M.A. and Ph. D. at University of Toronto. He served at Leaside and Dunbarton-Fairport United Churches, and later taught history at Scarborough College. After retiring, Bill planted an orchard near Port Perry. Bill used his skills and common sense to improve every community in which he lived, putting up a skating rink at Hudson; rebuilding Dunbarton Church after a fire; fundraising for Port Perry Hospital and other projects. He served on school boards in Pickering Township; wrote a history of Pickering Township and was a founder of the Pickering Township Museum as well as the United Church retreat, Five Oaks. Bill was a musician all his life. He strove to bring fine music to all members of his rural churches, while singing in choirs, teaching piano and violin and playing in a recorder group. Bill built and launched his first boat on the Red River as a teenager and enjoyed sailing for decades. Bill McKAY had many talents: he could fix a carburetor, play a Bach partita, write a history book - or take a grandchild for an ice cream cone. The family of Bill McKAY will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, 'McDermott-Panabaker Chapel' 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Saturday, December 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Utica United Church on Sunday, December 30th at 2 p.m. Interment Hillman Cemetery, Utica. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or the Epsom/Utica United Church Memorial Fund. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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