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NAHANNI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
POKRUPA, Esther C. (née MANTS,) R.N., B.A.
Passed away peacefully October 22, 2007 in her 90th year. After 57 years of happy marriage, she is survived by her husband, Peter and her sons Ronald (married to Karen M. SMITH) and Paul (companion to Elaine,) two granddaughters, Tamara POKRUPA and Celina NAHANNI (both at Queen's University) and grand_son Taj NAHANNI, his wife Adrienne and three great-grandchildren; Tristan, Russell and Sierra of Montreal. Her brother Jim MANTS of Winnipeg and sister Norah MULLAN of Minneapolis also survive her. Born in Saskatchewan, Esther graduated as a registered nurse. During World War 2 she joined the Canadian Army and tended casualties at the Canadian Military Hospital in Basingstoke. After the war she was one of very few women to study at the Canadian Khaki University in Watford, United Kingdom. She transferred to the University of Saskatchewan where she completed her B.A. and met her future husband. According to her wishes she was cremated. There will be a memorial gathering at the University Club at Queen's, 168 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario, Friday November 30 from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the "Pokrupa-Smith Medical Student Bursary" and endowment fund at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6. Thanks are given to the staff of Kingston General Hospital, Saint Mary's of the Lake Hospital and Helen Henderson Nursing Home who cared for here in her declining months.

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NAHERNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-10 published
METZGER, Thomas Robert " Bob"
After a courageous battle fought with dignity, Bob passed away peacefully at home on August 8, 2007. He leaves his wife Marg (HUGHES) and his beloved sons, Peter and Daniel. Predeceased by his parents Alvin John and Beth METZGER of Hanover. He is survived by brothers, Allan (Karen) of Guelph and John of Hanover. Bob will be missed by his many cousins and three special Aunts - Margaret KLINCK of Chilliwack, Alice (Claus) ANDRESS of Nanaimo and Claire HOTSON of Kelowna. He was a favourite brother-in-law to Ann and Greg NAHERNE, Mary and Bob MOORE and Janet and Jim MacKEY and a caring uncle to several nieces and nephews. Bob inspired those around him during the last 19 months with his determination, always maintaining his sense of humour and positive attitude. Fishing at the pond in Hanover, the cottage at Baysville, Saturday morning hockey games, collecting rare coins and working with his colleagues and clients at Fahr and Hall Chartered Accountants were all passions enjoyed by Bob. A service to celebrate Bob's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14th at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto. Reception to follow at the church. Bob believed every child should have the opportunity to experience camp and thus, if desired, donations can be given in his name, in lieu of flowers, to Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer, 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1N5 (416-961-2267).

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NAHIRNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-24 published
KISBY, Russ, B.A.P.E., M.Ed., LL.D. (Hon.)
Former President, ParticipACTION With sadness, the family announces that Russ died peacefully at home on Friday, July 20, 2007. son of Fred and Mabyn KISBY of Saskatoon, he was predeceased by his parents and sister Lee (Peter) NAHIRNEY. Russ is survived by his wife of 42 years, Merle, son Tait (Jessica) KISBY, daughter Marlis (Francis) ROWE and grandchildren Wesley and Molly ROWE. Russ was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 1940 and raised in Saskatoon. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan's College of Physical Education in 1963 and later earned a master's degree in community leadership and development in the United States. His professional career began at the Montreal and National Young Men's Christian Association before joining the newly launched ParticipACTION in 1972. He became President in 1978, and remained in that position until retirement in 2001. With the re-launch of ParticipACTION in 2006, he continued to contribute to this unique Canadian movement as an advisor. Russ was admired nationally and internationally for his professional contributions as a leader in health promotion, physical fitness and social marketing. He received numerous awards, including the R. Tait McKenzie Honour Award; Government of Canada 125 medal; University of Saskatchewan Honorary Doctor of Laws degree; World Sport For All Award and Sport For All Pioneer Award. He was named as one of the 100 most influential graduates from the University of Saskatchewan and the Russ KISBY Physical Activity and Health Promotion Laboratory was recently opened at the UofS College of Kinesiology. Those who knew Russ will appreciate that he never lost his love of life or his infectious sense of humour throughout his lengthy illness. A celebration of his life will be held at Christ Church (United), 1700 Mazo Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario, on Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to the University of Saskatchewan, citing the Kinesiology Aboriginal Student Award established by Russ and Merle (University Advancement, Rm 223 Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5C8 or It is requested that all donations be followed by a brisk fitness walk.

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NAHWEGAHBOW o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-06-13 published in memoriam
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Arthur who passed away June 12, 1998.
Always in our thoughts
Forever in our hearts
Ever remembered by wife Mary and family.

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