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PINARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-28 published
PINARD, Micheline (BOYER) (1942-2007)
Micheline Boyer PINARD of Saint Sauveur, Québec, passed away with serenity and dignity on the 24th of November, 2007 at the Palliative Care Centre of the North River, Saint_Jerome, Québec. She leaves behind her husband Jean (John) D. PINARD, her daughters Josée DESJARDINS of Gatineau, Québec, Lyne DESJARDINS (Sylvain BENOIT) of Assomption, Québec, and her brother Richard BOYER (Micheline MAJOR) of Magog, Québec. She also leaves behind her spouse's children, Line PINARD (George BROWN,) Unionville; Joanne PINARD, Sherbrooke; Alain PINARD (Mary-Louise BYRNE), Cambridge Louise TAILLON (Claude TAILLON,) Saint-Lazare; Marie PINARD (Alan HAIGH,) Pickering; Luc PINARD, Ottawa, as well as her many brother and sister-in-laws, her nieces and nephews and many Friends and family from Stoke, Wotton, Saint-Sauveur, Toronto and Alliston. It is with great sadness that she leaves her grandchildren Jordan, Paul, Jeanne and Loïc and 11 grandchildren from her husband's side. Micheline Boyer PINARD was very involved in the local community especially with her contribution to rebuild 'La Soupe Populaire' of Saint Sauveur. The funeral will take place on December 1st, 11: 00 a.m. at the Catholic Church of Saint Sauveur, Québec. Instead of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to La maison des soins palliatifs de la rivière du nord would be greatly appreciated. Members of the family will receive condolences as of 10: 00 a.m. at the Catholic Church of Saint Sauveur (205, rue Principale) on the day of the funeral prior to the service. Trudel Funeral Home (450) 438-1234

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PINCHIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-27 published
Three dead in murder-suicide
By Karen PINCHIN, Canadian Press, Wed., June 27, 2007
Toronto -- A 13-year-old girl who just celebrated her elementary school graduation ran bloodied and screaming from her suburban home as she fled a crime scene that police called a double-murder suicide yesterday.
While authorities remain tight-lipped about their investigation, saying only that a 32-year-old man killed two women, aged 78 and 47, before taking his own life Monday night, neighbours said the man had recently lost his job as a machine technician.
The girl, her hair still in curls from the Grade 8 graduation ceremony, ran across the street sobbing and bleeding before she collapsed on a neighbour's front lawn, witnesses: said.
Ria HOSEIN, who lives in the house where the girl collapsed, said the teen's name is Anna HO and she was "covered in blood" and screamed, "my mom is going to die, my mom is going to die."
HOSEIN said the girl's biological father lives in China.
HOSEIN's husband Tony, who called police, said when he helped the girl up "she almost collapsed."
Neighbours identified the man living in the home as Alton BECKFORD and said he had recently been fired from his job and acting erratically.
While police said there were no plans to release the victims' names, neighbours said BECKFORD lived in the house with his common-law wife, Amy IAM, and her mother, as well as IAM's two children from a previous marriage.
Municipal records indicate the home was owned by both BECKFORD and IAM.
Police said all three bodies were discovered Monday evening on the main floor of the two-storey home, but would not confirm reports that the women had been fatally stabbed. The teen girl's 17-year-old brother was not at home at the time, said HOSEIN.
HOSEIN said his youngest daughter is a classmate and good friend of the girl, and attended the same graduation.
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PINCOE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-06 published
PINCOE, Roland
Passed away on December 4, 2007, at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Dunn Avenue. Although in failing health, he retained his enthusiasm for life, family, and Friends right up to the end. Roland was husband of the late Grace PINCOE (née COCHRANE,) brother of Kenneth PINCOE, and of the late Robert PINCOE, Kathleen BRUELS, and Alan PINCOE. He is survived by his daughter Ruth PINCOE and her husband David PEEBLES. Memorial service Saturday, December 8, 1: 00 p.m. at Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue (at Bedford). Interment afterward at Prospect Cemetery, 1450 St. Clair Avenue West. Friends and family will be received at Roland's home, 4: 00 to 8:00 p.m., December 6 and 7, and at Friend's House, 12: 00 to 1:00 p.m. on December 8. We welcome all those who wish to remember with us this gallant and wonderful gentleman whose life graced so many others throughout his ninety-seven years. Roland had great love for art, for music, and for northern Canada. In lieu of flowers, we invite donations to organizations working to support the arts or to preserve the wilderness he so enjoyed for future generations.

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PINCOMBE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-01-09 published
CLARK, Donald J.
In memory of Donald J. CLARK, Mount Brydges, cherished husband, step-father, and step-grandfather; and of Harmon MORTON, of Ailsa Craig, dearly loved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who passed away on January 8, 1998 and 1980 respectively.
Their memory is a keepsake
With which well never part
God has them in His keeping
We have them in our hearts.
Deeply missed and lovingly remembered by Marian (MORTON- PINCOMBE) CLARK and the PINCOMBE family

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PINDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-10 published
PINDER, Shirley Jean (née HUGHES) (1922-2007)
Shirley PINDER (née HUGHES) was born January 9, 1922 in Calgary and passed peacefully on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 in Saskatoon. Shirley was raised in Regina, attended the University of Saskatchewan where she earned a B. Sc. in Household Sciences, after which she worked as a dietician in hospitals across Camada. At the U of S she met her future husband Herb PINDER. They settled in Saskatoon and they enjoyed a long and happy marriage of 61 years. She was a devoted wife, her incredible support making Herb's many business, political and golf adventures possible. She was an amazing mother of five children who were always busy with school, sports, church and Friends, and was the proud 'Nana' of twelve grandchildren. Shirley was an active member of her community and a quiet but firm advocate of Christian and family values, education, hard work, and free enterprise government. Shirley was very fond of entertaining guests with her warm manner and fine cooking, and took pleasure in baking a great repertoire of desserts. There were many fine Friendships in Saskatoon, across Canada and also in Solana Beach, California where Herb and Shirley enjoyed their winters. Shirley PINDER is lovingly remembered by her five adoring children; Herb (Madeline), Gerry (Kaylene), Dick (Mona), Tom (Kathy) and Patty (Gary); twelve grandchildren Scott. Danielle, Matthew, Patrick, Brett, Tyler, Tate, Abbey, Thomas, Ryan, Kristi and Bob. She is also survived by her loving, adoring and devoted husband Herb who will miss her terribly. At the foundation of humanity is the family. Historically the mother has been at the core of that foundation. We say goodbye to one of the best, 'Shirl the Pearl.' A Service of Remembrance will take place on Monday November 12th at Knox United Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan At 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association of Saskatchewan (301-2550 12th Ave. Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0W3) or Luther Care Foundation (day care for special needs Box 23019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 5H3). Email condolences can be sent to mail@saskatoonfuneralhome.com Arrangements are entrusted to the Saskatoon Funeral Home, 244.5577

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PINETZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-15 published
RASCHKE, Frances " Franziska" (née PINETZ)
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on Monday, August 13, 2007 in her 76th year. Loving wife of John (Hans) for over 50 years, devoted mother of Margaret DAVIE (Jeffrey) and Diana MAGGISANO (Frank.) Proud grandmother of Thomas and William. Retired employee of the Toronto-Dominion Bank with 38 years service. Frances will be sadly missed by her many Friends in the Canadian Austrian Society as well as her Friends and neighbours in Toronto and on Six Mile Lake. The family wishes to express their deepest thanks to the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital for their help and support during this difficult time. Frances was a joyous spirit who enjoyed spending time with Friends and family with songs and a good glass of wine. She was always happy to lend a helping hand and to volunteer for many good causes. Her laughter will be greatly missed by every life she touched. Friends are invited to visit at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Avenue) Weston on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at All Saints Church, 1415 Royal York Road. Private interment. A reception to follow at Weston Golf and Country Club. Those wishing to honour Frances' memory may do so by making a donation to Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be sent to frances.raschke@wardfh.com

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PING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-12 published
MENON, Amy
Suddenly on September 10, 2007 in Montreal. Amy passed away at the age of 38. Loving wife of Hubert MARLEAU. Beloved daughter of Peter S. MENON of Singapore and the late Adeline Chu-Chiu PING. Cherished sister of Anita (Dermuid MURPHY) of Dublin and Shirin MENON of Singapore. Amy was an elegant woman, a cherished and considerate friend, and above all a beloved and supportive wife. We will remember her for her deep passion for writing, human empathy and active involvement in community life and various charitable projects such as Lissadell Ladies Club, The Centaur Theater and the Montreal Neurological Institute Library. She was a truly unique and interesting woman. One thing is for certain, her presence was enveloping, for no matter how much time one had with her, it never seemed to be enough. Her kindness, generosity and unconditional love will be deeply missed. Visitation at the Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd., (corner Isabella) Montreal on Thursday September 13 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Basilica, 460 René-Lévesque West on Friday, September 14 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal Neurological Institute Library Fund, 3801 University, Montreal, Québec H3A 2B4 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www.kanefetterly.com

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PINGLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-13 published
SWENSON, Bernard " Ben"
Veteran World War 2. Retired Businessman
Passed away at Good Samaritan Seniors Complex, Alliston, Ontario on Monday, June 11, 2007, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Lois PINGLE of Alliston, Ontario Loved father of Larry SWENSON and his wife Barbara Jane of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Sharon SWENSON of Toronto, Ontario, Debbie and her husband Tom HOGARTH of Windsor, Ontario Loving grandpa of Stephanie and her husband Andrew JONES, Samantha SWENSON, Alex and her husband Gord HARTLEY, Ainsley and Madison HOGARTH. Dear brother of Mary and her husband George HAIG and predeceased by Oscar SWENSON, John SWENSON, Sophie ERICKSON, Carrie PEARSON and Ingla GROOME. Dear brother-in-law of Edith BURR, Phyllis McROBBIE, Ann SPICER, Bruce and Donna PINGLE. Ben will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street, E., Alliston on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated.

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PINGLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-12 published
VANDEWATER, Howard D.
Architect (Veteran World War 2)
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Monday, December 10, 2007, Howard D. VANDEWATER, of Mactier, in his 88th year, beloved husband of the late Nancy PINGLE. Cherished father of Donald and Carla VANDEWATER, Susan VANDEWATER, Dianne and Joe VAUTOUR. Loving grandfather of Vanessa and Shane, Sarah and Mark, and James; Louise and Marlene; Ryan, Lindsay, Melissa, and Sean. Proud great-grandfather of Thea and Rachel. Predeceased by his sister Velma and brother Vernon. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Sunday, December 16 from one o'clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 o'clock. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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PINKNEY o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-07 published
PINKNEY, William Kenneth
Passed away on Saturday October 20, 2007 at the Toronto Rehabilitation Hospital - Queen Elizabeth Centre in his 77th year. Bill of Toronto, son of the late William and late Lillian PINKNEY. Funeral Service was held at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) on Friday November 2, 2007 at 3 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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PINKNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-21 published
PINKNEY, Doreen Muriel (née CUDDY)
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Doreen after a prolonged and courageous battle with illness at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Thursday September 20, 2007 at the age of 91. Loving mother of Sheila BANNISTER and her husband Don, and Lawrence (Janice). Both of Doreen's granddaughters, Victoria (of Vancouver), and Virginia (of Bowmanville) were able to spend time with her during her illness. The many personal visits and phone calls during Doreen's stay at Trillium were greatly appreciated, and demonstrated the number of lives she had touched in her 91 years. Her love of both books and bridge was shared with many. The family wishes to extend its thanks to numerous kind staff members of the WenLeigh and to the marvelous nurses on 3-Medicine. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday September 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. A reception will immediately follow the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery.

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PINNINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-19 published
SCHELL, H.R. "Bob"
At his home "'Inverlynn", Whitby, on Saturday November 17 in his 95th year. Predeceased by wife Catherine McGillivray SCHELL (née IRWIN.) Father of Katherine 'Katie' of Whitby, Peter (Jane) of Kingston, Andrew (Margaret-Elizabeth) of Whitby, and Malcolm (Marion HOLLAND) of Pickering. Grandfather of Tamara BEST (Charles ORCHARD), Adam, Sarah, Aaron, Natalie, Cedric, and Daniel SCHELL. Great-grandfather of Renee and Chantal ORCHARD. Survived by his sister Nancy (PINNINGTON) of Toronto, brothers-in-law John IRWIN (Pat) of England and Peter IRWIN (Joyce) of Agassiz, British Columbia. Commanded the 11th Canadian Armoured Regiment (Ontario's) in Italy 1943-44. The family will receive Friends at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby (905-668-3410) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, (209 Cochrane Street, Whitby) on Thursday November 22nd, at 4 p.m. with a visitation at the church from 3-4 p.m. Service will be followed by a reception at Inverlynn, 1300 Giffard Street, Whitby. Cremation followed by interment at Union Cemetery, Oshawa, at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Thickson's Woods Conservation Area, or to the Toronto City Mission.

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PINNINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-10 published
LLOYD, Helen Leona (née HERRON)
(November 11, 1923-December 8, 2007)
Helen's family is very sad to announce her recent passing. Helen died peacefully with family by her side. Predeceased by John LLOYD, her loving husband of 54 years. Cherished mother of Brian, Debbie (Henjo NETTESHEIM,) and Carol (Tim PINNINGTON,) and sadly missed by grandchildren Katy, Carly, Cameron and Adam. Survived by her sisters Frances and Billie (Dorothy), predeceased by sister Norma and brothers Whitney, Gordon and Bob. Helen enjoyed a vibrant social life with her wonderful Friends. Her inner strength touched all those who knew her and she enriched the lives of all of us who loved her. The Funeral Service will be held at Humber Valley United Church, (76 Anglesey Boulevard, Etobicoke), on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 1 p.m., with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario would be most welcome, at 1-800-8756213 or www.ontario.cmha.ca.

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PINSENT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
KING- PINSENT, Charmion (July 25, 1925-January 6, 2007)
Much beloved wife of 44 years to Gordon PINSENT, Mom to Leah PINSENT, and Mother-in-law to Peter KELEGHAN, Charmion passed peacefully in Toronto last Saturday. Acknowledged as a grand doyenne of Canadian theatre, Charm was a graduate of The Bishop Strachan School and the University of Toronto. She was a star performer in the inaugural days of the U of T's Hart House Theatre, where, her 1947 performance in the title role of Saint_Joan was called 'luminous' by The Globe And Mail. She went on to become one of the founding members of Muskoka's Straw Hat Players as well as Toronto's Crest Theatre where she performed in over 20 productions including Chekhov's Three Sisters opposite Kate Reid. In 1990 she played opposite Kate Reid again in a Hart House revival of Arsenic and Old Lace. She was a member of The Stratford Festival for several seasons starting in 1958 as Lady Percy in Henry IV, and Hermione in A Winter's Tale in 1959. She appeared in countless stage productions worldwide including the Broadway production of Love and Liable directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Forever passionate about nurturing stage and television production in Canada she refused several offers for contract work in Los Angeles, New York and England, and chose instead to live and work in the country she loved. Charmion originated the role of Jessica in the hit Canadian play Jitters, and for 6 years was Mrs. Gruenwald in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series Rumours And Boarders. In 1962, Charm decided to give a young actor named Gordon PINSENT a break when she allowed him to star opposite her in the Crest Theatre Production of The Mad Woman Of Chaillot. Decades later their love graced and matured a touring production of Love Letters. A few years ago she appeared with her daughter Leah in the Tarragon Theatre's production of Emphysema, both of them portraying Louise Brooks at different ages. Her televison credits include featured roles in The Newsroom, The Promise, Twitch City, Last Night, Wind At My Back and Anne Of Green Gables. Her husband Gordon proudly directed her in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation movie of the week entitled 'Once' where she won critical acclaim. Most recently Charm appeared as Maria in Soulpepper's production of Uncle Vanya and this spring was to remount her role in Soulpepper's hugely popular production of Thornton Wilder's - Our Town. To the very end Charm stood up for the creative arts in Canada. She was a steadfast believer in the creative spirit of this country, it's culture and it's actors. Forever sympathetic to the life of actors in Canada her cry was always 'For Christ's sake get on with it-and be proud'. Of losing her Mom, Leah has also lost her best friend. Of her sparkling eyes Gordon says of his wife, 'I hope you all have as great a love as we've had, if not go and find it.' In lieu of flowers, Charm requests donations be made to The Actor's Fund of Canada. A private family funeral will be followed by a memorial to be announced at a later date. She will be hugely missed.

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PINSENT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
Charmion KING, Actress: (1925-2007)
The grande dame of Canadian theatre was known for her dynamic stage presence, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
In a career that spanned 60 years on stage, radio, television and film, Charmion KING was known for her dynamic stage presence, her throaty laugh, her beauty, her dedication to the theatre, and her professionalism. Of all playwrights she loved Chekhov the best and no wonder, for she delivered many of her best performances in his work.
"She was the grande dame of Canadian Theatre," Albert SCHULTZ, artistic director of The Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto, said yesterday. Ms. KING joined the company in its third season (2000) to play a character in Noël Coward's Present Laughter. "We needed one of those great dames who could come on stage and convince you that she could function under a couple of martinis and be as witty as the next person in the room and bring with her a great aristocratic bearing and great wit and elegance -- and that was Charm," he said.
The only child of Charles KING, a businessman who worked for Neilsen's (and was called The Candy Man, according to his granddaughter Leah) and his wife Amabel (née REEVES,) Charmion KING spent her earliest years in The Beach area of Toronto in a house fronting the boardwalk. Even as a five-year-old, she dreamed of becoming an actress. After the family moved to Forest Hill, she attended Bishop Strachan, the private girls' school, where she often played male roles in plays. In the summers she went to Tanamakoon, the girls' camp where the late Dora Mavor Moore had begun teaching musical theatre in the 1930s.
She enrolled in University College at the University of Toronto in the early 1940s, where she acted in college productions. In 1944, The Globe and Mail reported that she had been offered a screen test by Warner Brothers after talent scouts for the film studio had seen her perform in Thunder Rock. The 19-year-old star of the University College Players' Guild had declined, saying "this is just a school play."
Her best work was probably done at the Hart House Theatre under the direction of Robert GILL, an American actor who had worked at the Cleveland Playhouse. At the time, only men were allowed to use Hart House, the recreational and athletic facility that had been given to the university by the Massey family, but the theatre was run by a different administration, one that welcomed women on its stage after the war.
Mr. GILL, who headed Hart House Productions, was an "enormous influence," Ms. KING told Susan LAWRENCE in 2002 for an article in the University of Toronto magazine. "He taught me professional behaviour as an actress." In her most memorable role at university, she played the title role in Saint Joan at Hart House Theatre in 1947, the year she graduated. "Her performance of Joan," The Globe and Mail critic wrote the following morning, according to Hart House records, "is a luminous portrayal, instinct with an inner fire of truth and spiritual beauty, and exquisite in its shadings of emotion and execution."
From Hart House and a year of graduate work in English literature, she did summer stock in New York, and then helped found the Straw Hat Players in 1948 with Murray and Donald DAVIS, two brothers who had been part of the Hart House theatre gang. The company, which included Eric HOUSE, Ted FOLLOWS and Barbara HAMILTON, toured Muskoka and Port Carling and the border region of the U.S. for several summers. "In a way it was the best time I ever had on the stage," Ms. KING told The Globe in 1961. "We were 10 ambitious, idealistic youngsters who thought we were building Canadian theatre and, perhaps, we were."
The DAVIS brothers and their sister Barbara CHILCOTT went on to open The Crest Theatre in a renovated cinema on Mount Pleasant Road in Toronto in 1954. At The Crest she played Masha (with Kate Reid) in Chekhov's The Three Sisters, Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard and Lady Utterword in Heartbreak House, among other roles in that theatre's ambitious and groundbreaking history.
She worked in England in the very early 1950s but returned to Canada to work in television on the fledgling Canadian Broadcasting Corporation network and at the equally neophyte Stratford Festival, appearing as Hermione in The Winter's Tale and Lady Percy in Henry IV, Part 1 in 1958. (She returned to the Festival in 1982 as a senior member of the Shakespeare 3 company and acted in All's Well That Ends Well and A Midsummer Night's Dream.)
The following year she performed on Broadway in Robertson Davies's Love and Libel, directed by Tyrone Guthrie, and toured in a principal role in Love and Libel in Detroit, Boston and New York.
In 1962, she went back to The Crest to play opposite a Newfoundland actor named Gordon PINSENT in The Madwoman of Chaillot. They married on November 2 of that year, a creative and romantic partnership that lasted more than 44 years. After her wedding, Ms. KING told The Toronto Star that she "was doing Orpheus Descending at the Crest and when it ended I said I didn't want to work for a long, long time. I was tired." Their daughter, actress Leah PINSENT, was born on September 20, 1968. The family moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s where Mr. PINSENT (after the end of the television show Quentin Durgens, M.P., in which he had starred) was writing and finding backers for his film The Rowdyman.
"She was my best friend," Leah PINSENT said yesterday about her mother. "Other than when I had to go away, we talked every day. She was giving and kind and warm and funny and smart and a great cook."
After having retired for most of a decade to spend more time as a wife and mother, Ms. KING ended her self-imposed retreat by appearing in the Ethel Barrymore role in The Royal Family, a comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, at the Shaw Festival in 1972.
She performed steadily after that on television and radio (playing Aunt Josephine on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television's Anne of Green Gables and appearing on The Newsroom, Twitch City and Wind at My Back, and playing the voice of Mrs. Gruenwald in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio series Rumours and Boarders). She appeared in film (Who Has Seen the Wind? and Nobody Waved Goodbye) and on stage, notably as Jessica Logan, a temperamental actress trying to make a comeback, in the premiere production of David French's showbusiness comedy Jitters in Toronto and at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 1979, a role that she revived in Toronto in 1986.
In 1990, she again performed opposite Kate Reid in a Hart House revival of Arsenic and Old Lace. In 1998 she starred in the Tarragon Theatre production of Janet Munsil's Emphysema (A Love Story) in which she shared the stage with her daughter Leah, as they both played actress Louise Brooks at different ages. Although Ms. KING had been a heavy smoker, she had successfully stopped for a decade until the director asked them to smoke "real" cigarettes on stage, according to her daughter. Alas, she was hooked again.
Ms. PINSENT said it was "fabulous" working with her mother because she was "always a very generous woman. There was no ego; she always wanted to serve the writer and the theatre in the best way she possibly could."
In the last several years Ms. KING performed regularly at The Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto, appearing in Present Laughter in 2001, as Maria in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and in Jean Genet's The Maids in 2002. "We called her at home and we got her," Mr. SCHULTZ said about casting her for the first time. "She always brought such humanity and elegance and wit to everything she did. She was a pleasure to have around."
Asked a few years ago by an interviewer whether she could imagine retiring, Ms. KING said absolutely not. "Being an actor is something like being at university. It opens your mind and your soul and makes you tap into yourself." Her last role was as Mrs. Soames in Thornton Wilder's Our Town at Soulpepper in 2006 and she was planning to reprise the role this spring.
"To the very end, Charm stood up for the creative arts in Canada," her family said in a statement this week. She was a steadfast believer in the creative spirit of this country, its culture&hellip her cry was always… get on with it and be proud."
Charmion KING was born in Toronto on July 25, 1925. She died in Toronto of complications from emphysema on Saturday. She was 81. She is survived by her husband Gordon PINSENT, her daughter Leah PINSENT and her son-in-law Peter KELEGHAN. There will be a private family cremation, followed by a memorial service at a later date.

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PINSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
SUGARMAN / PINSKY
Lorne and Vanessa are elated to announce the birth of their first daughter, Danielle Sarah Sugarman on Thursday, July 26, 2007, at 3: 38 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Very excited grandparents are Avy and Harold PINSKY (Montreal,) Fern and David SUGARMAN (Toronto) and great-grandmother Sophie PINSKY. Overjoyed Aunts and Uncles are Scott and Mary, Susan and Frank, and Nancy. Baby Danielle is also welcomed by many other excited family members and Friends. Danielle Sarah is named in loving memory of her great-grandmother Doris WINER and great-grandfather Saul SUGARMAN who are deeply missed at this time along with her other great-grandparents. A special thanks to the staff at Women's College Hospital.

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PINTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-11 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Rowland " Roly" Douglas
Veteran of World War 2
Passed away peacefully in his sleep July 8, 2007 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Meggie; Loving father of Catherine (Karl) PINTER and David (Dale;) grandfather of Stephanie and Shannon. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 11th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Jerrett Funeral Home, North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights south of Steeles). Funeral will held on Thursday, July 12th at 11 a.m. at the Willowdale Presbyterian Church, 38 Ellerslie Avenue, North York. The family would like to thank the 2nd floor nurses and caregivers at the Amica Swan Lake for their Friendship, kindness and care for these years. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his memory.

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