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SHIELDS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-03 published
MANTO, Norma Jean (née BEIRNES)
Of Walkerton, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 in her 75th year. Beloved mother of Kathy and Bob DAVIS of Elmwood, Don of Brant Twp., Roger and Vicki of Clifford; grandmother of Nicole and Michael and special friend Bobbi-Lynn PHILLIPPI. Dear sister of Jack BEIRNES of Lucknow, Bill BEIRNES of Wingham and Helen and Bev BANKS of Hanover. Pre-deceased by her husband Eldon; brother Clifford and parents William and Elizabeth (SHIELDS) BEIRNES. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 04, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Brant Twp. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery, Brant Township. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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SHIELDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
SMITH, Jean Ethel (BOOTH)
Peacefully at Rosewood Manor, Sarnia on Saturday January 6, 2007 Jean Ethel (BOOTH) SMITH of Sarnia passed away at the age of 83. Jean was a longtime member of Dunlop United Church. Beloved wife of the late Donald E. SMITH (2002.) Loving mother of Cheryl and Ian SHIELDS of Sarnia and Glenn SMITH of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of David, Michael and Scott SHIELDS. Dear sister of Cliff (Bud) BOOTH and his wife Joan of Peterborough, Ontario and Keith BOOTH and his wife the late Mary (2003) of Lakefield, Ontario. Sister-in-law of Gary SMITH and his wife Keitha of Kingston, Ontario. Jean will be remembered by nieces, nephew, cousins and many dear Friends. Jean will always be remembered for her wonderful baking and cooking, her many marvelous creations made with loving hands through her sewing, cross-stitch and knitting and for her great willingness to help anyone in need. The funeral service for Mrs. SMITH will be held at Dunlop United Church 757 Rosedale Ave. Sarnia on Wednesday January 10, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Family and Friends will be received on Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donation to Dunlop United Church In Memorium Fund, Parkinson's Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Memories and condolences can be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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SHIELDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-23 published
SHIELDS loved a challenge
The Driving Teacher Drew Satisfaction From Helping Students Feel At Ease.
By April KEMICK, Sun Media, Mon., July 23, 2007
A local driving instructor who taught thousands of Londoners the rules of the road has died.
Jock SHIELDS, who opened his driving school here thirty years ago, passed away yesterday at the age of 82.
"He had nerves of steel and the patience of Job," SHIELDS's son, Rob, said last night.
"He was a wonderful teacher."
SHIELDS, a decorated military man who served in the Second World War and later in Korea, Japan, Egypt and Germany, took great pride in helping people overcome obstacles, his son said.
Among some of his greatest challenges were teaching deaf people and amputees how to drive, said Rob, one of SHIELDS's four kids with his late wife of 55 years.
"He thought that every mountain could be climbed and those challenges were his biggest rewards," Rob said.
The man with the great sense of humour and humble nature made students of all ages and abilities feel at ease, his son said.
"He really had a gift."
SHIELDS, who stopped teaching just a few years ago, told a Free Press reporter in 2000 that helping people was top priority for him.
"My motto has always been, no matter what job I've ever had, 'Leave good footprints behind you, believe in what you're doing and do something that will help others,' SHIELDS said.

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SHIELDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
WRIGHT, Sheila (née SHIELS) (September 15 1921-September 26 2007)
'Hitch your wagon to a star' Peacefully, with her four daughters by her side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre at the age of 86. Dearest mother of Anne WRIGHT- HOWARD (Mark STAROWICZ), Kathleen FREEMAN (Dennis), Hillary WRIGHT (Tita TREVISAN), and Elizabeth MUNSON (Neil). Loving Granny to Caitlin and Madeleine STAROWICZ, Matthew, Allison and Julia FREEMAN, Nicolas TREVISAN, and Lara MUNSON. Dearly missed by devoted caregiver and friend Amy OSICOS. Predeceased by beloved sister Annie SHIELS and brothers Andrew and Edward. Lovingly remembered by her large family in England and Ireland, especially her brothers Humphrey and Patrick SHIELDS (Brigid), sisters Brigid (Derrick LOCKE), Eileen, Chrissie (John PATER,) and dear cousin Sheila (Barney MAILEY.) Sheila was born at the family home of Ballyhernan in Donegal, Ireland. She married William WRIGHT in Salisbury, England in 1947. They immigrated to Toronto with four young daughters in 1956. Sheila was a successful real estate agent in Toronto's west end for over twenty years. She will be remembered for her strength, quick wit, and deep love of family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations to Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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SHIELDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
MORLEY, John Terence " Terry"
After a short illness, and despite a determined fight, John Terence ("Terry") MORLEY died in his sleep on October 10, 2007. He was 64. He leaves behind his wife, Jane Brewin MORLEY; his aunt, Marg MILLER; his three sons, Gareth, James and Simon; two daughters-in-law, Faith SHIELDS and Jennifer MILNE, and three grandchildren, Leda, Mikias and Yohannes. Terry taught three decades of students as a professor of political science at U. Vic. But he was never of the ivory tower. As a labour organizer, political activist, columnist for the Victoria Times Colonist and Vancouver Sun, retauranteur, political consultant, loving husband and father and loyal friend, he left his mark on all who knew him. He will be missed. A funeral service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, October 13, at 2 p.m. There will be a reception afterwards at the Union Club at 3: 30. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Partners in the Horn of Africa (www.partnersinthehorn.com).

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SHIELS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
WRIGHT, Sheila (née SHIELS) (September 15 1921-September 26 2007)
'Hitch your wagon to a star' Peacefully, with her four daughters by her side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre at the age of 86. Dearest mother of Anne WRIGHT- HOWARD (Mark STAROWICZ), Kathleen FREEMAN (Dennis), Hillary WRIGHT (Tita TREVISAN), and Elizabeth MUNSON (Neil). Loving Granny to Caitlin and Madeleine STAROWICZ, Matthew, Allison and Julia FREEMAN, Nicolas TREVISAN, and Lara MUNSON. Dearly missed by devoted caregiver and friend Amy OSICOS. Predeceased by beloved sister Annie SHIELS and brothers Andrew and Edward. Lovingly remembered by her large family in England and Ireland, especially her brothers Humphrey and Patrick SHIELDS (Brigid), sisters Brigid (Derrick LOCKE), Eileen, Chrissie (John PATER,) and dear cousin Sheila (Barney MAILEY.) Sheila was born at the family home of Ballyhernan in Donegal, Ireland. She married William WRIGHT in Salisbury, England in 1947. They immigrated to Toronto with four young daughters in 1956. Sheila was a successful real estate agent in Toronto's west end for over twenty years. She will be remembered for her strength, quick wit, and deep love of family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations to Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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SHIER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-31 published
SHIER, Fred and Norm and Edward
Husband Fred SHIER, November 1, 1996, Son, Norm SHIER, November 10, 2000, son Edward SHIER, November 16, 2006.
May God who calls our dear ones home,
And grants them peace and rest,
Give us the strength and faith to say
That he indeed knows best.
- Lovingly remembered by Marlene and family.
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SHIGEI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
SHIGEI, Fumiko
Born July 17, 1917 Vancouver, British Columbia, passed away December 5th, 2007 in her 90th year. She spent the war years in Japan and then she returned to Canada in 1952. For the next 55 years she was part of the Sydney and Florence COOPER Family she is remembered fondly by their children Tobie BEKHOR, Richard COOPER, Lynda LATNER their spouses and children. Remembered by Trixie and Harry Suyehiro and Family, relatives and Friends in Toronto and Japan. In accordance with her wishes Fumiko will be cremated and her ashes returned to her family in Japan. Memorial Service will take place at the Toronto Buddhist Church 1011 Sheppard Avenue West on Saturday December 15th, 2007 at 2 p.m. With much appreciation to the Doctors and Staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Baycrest Hospital-Palliative Care.

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SHIH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-21 published
SHIH, Margaret (Mei-dje)
At Mon Sheong L.T.C. on Thursday September 20, 2007 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Professor Ching-Cheng SHIH. Loving mother of Samuel and David and his wife Glenna. Dear grandmother of Adam. Private Arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mon Sheong L.T.C. 11199 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1L2, (905)-883-9288 would be appreciated.

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SHIKAZE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-18 published
BANKES, John " Jack" Maxwell
Died on June 15th, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in his 92nd year. Loving husband of Betty Jean. Exemplary role model for, and devoted father to, Leslie SHIKAZE (Albert,) Joanne BANKES and John F. BANKES (Pamela.) Grandfather of Schuyler, Daniel, Stephen, David and Nancy. Served in the Canadian Navy in World War 2 aboard the H.M.C.S. Calgary and H.M.C.S. Toronto. Wounded on the High Seas. A career banker, Jack was proud of his long association as an officer with the Royal Bank of Canada. His Bank postings included Vancouver, Hamilton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Jack reminisced often about his landmark business trips in 1956 to Russia and in 1958 around the world, including stops in China, with James Muir, Chairman and President of the Royal. His contribution to launching the Bank's business development efforts in the oil sector in Alberta set a high standard for future generations of bankers. Following retirement from the Bank, Jack assumed director and advisory roles for a number of diverse businesses including Manufacturers Hanover, Monsanto Canada, Majestic Pipelines, Canadian Schenley, A.E. Ames, Laker Air and Drivers Jonas. Jack treasured his many Friends. Among others, his circle of Friendships revolved around his family, the Bank, Stoney Lake, Mulmur Hills, his non-profit roles (for organizations such as Quetico Foundation, the Canadian Opera Company, Pearson College and others) and his many social and sports clubs in Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Naples Florida. He loved his swimming, curling, golf, tennis and birdwatching. A very active and loyal churchman, Jack assumed senior lay positions at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church and St. Peters-on-the-Rock. Jack will be remembered for his sense of humour, his integrity, his loyalty, his generosity, his dedication, his wonderful gift to tell stories and, above all, his kindness. A memorial service to celebrate Jack's life will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church on Tuesday, June 26th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Jack would have been so pleased and honoured if you would consider a donation to the music program at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1R5) or to the scholarship funds in his name at Queen's University (Faculty of Arts and Science, 140 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6) or York University (West Office Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3). Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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SHIKAZE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
YAMAUCHI, Leonard (NaoshiJune 27, 1923-July 25, 2007)
On Wednesday, July 25, 2007, Alberta lost one of its most hard working and proud citizens.
Leonard was born in Maybridge, Alberta, a tiny village north of Edmonton. His family settled in another small village in Opal, Alberta, which spawned many distinguished Albertans. In October of 1941, Leonard left Opal. His brother, Henry, accompanied him to the Greyhound bus station, where Henry bid his big brother a sad farewell. Leonard's journey brought him to Calgary on October 7, 1941, a day that was etched in his memory and celebrated every year by our family. Like today, Calgary held many promises and opportunities for young people and Leonard took full advantage of them. He obtained employment with Precision Machine and Foundry on his arrival as his brother, Gus, already had a position with that firm. He knew nothing of machines at that time, so he studied at local libraries and used the facilities at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology to obtain that knowledge. After working for Precision Machine and Foundry for several years, he felt he needed to become his own boss. With his friend, Wally HUMFREY, he formed Allied Machinists and soon after that, this business was joined by another friend, John LUBBERS. Leonard was also becoming interested in the graphic arts industry and he began to do some work with Allied Press Specialties. In 1960, he purchased shares in this company, and in 1971, he and his wife, Yo, became sole shareholders. Leonard was known by those in the graphic arts industry as the most knowledgeable individual in Western Canada in the operation, repair, erection and dismantling of printing presses. Leonard loved his work; so much so that he worked every day until his so-called retirement at the age of 83. In fact, he felt his work was his best holiday. Leonard was also an avid sportsman. He played baseball, curled and golfed at an elite level. He was a dedicated sports fan, as well, supporting the Flames, the Stampeders and the Blue Jays. He never liked the idea of seeing the Grey Cup, Stanley Cup or the World Series being won by other than a Canadian team.
Leonard celebrated life and that celebration will be continued through Yo, his wife of fifty-seven years, and his children, Gail (Pat) McCARTHY, Keith (Donna SCOTT and Graeme) and Jo-Ann (Barry COCHRANE.) He adored his grandchildren, Kimiko (Nick COMEAU,) Tom and Michiko McCARTHY and Kelvin COCHRANE, who will continue to celebrate the life of their Jichan. Leonard will be reunited with his father and mother, Sampei and Kon YAMAUCHI, and his brothers, Shoji and Gus, and will be missed by his sisters, Kazuko CALLOW, Florence (Ben) SHIKAZE and his brothers Henry and Joe (Nancy).
A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta), on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Leonard Yamauchi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek
Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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SHILLABEER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
SHILLABEER, Bob (1925-2007)
Passed away peacefully on July 23, 2007 following a brief struggle with cancer. Beloved husband of Mina (thanks for 50 most happy years Bob) and brother of Mary Helen (Squirty) HUMPHREY. Bob will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Sincere thanks to the volunteers and staff at the Ian Anderson House and the McCall Centre for their loving care and also many thanks to our families and Friends for their prayers and endless support. Private memorial service to take place at a later date.

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SHIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
JOHNSON / JOSIPOVIC
Claire and Mario are delighted to announce the birth of their fourth child, Evan Christopher Josipovic (7 lbs, 3 oz) on August 24, 2007. He is welcomed by his siblings Byron, Brock and Natalie and proud grandparents Feliks and Mira JOSIPOVIC and Douglas and Helen JOHNSON. Special thanks to Doctor Paul BERNSTEIN, nurses Sandra SHIN and Deborah HAYNES and the rest of the Mount Sinai staff.

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SHINDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-12 published
NEWTON, Lynne
On Monday, December 10, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital. Lynne NEWTON, beloved daughter of the late Maureen NEWTON- SHINDER and Dennis NEWTON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jason and Kristina GRIFFIN, and Meaghan GRIFFIN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Wendy and Jack KLEIN, Gary NEWTON and Jean WANG. Devoted grandmother of Brenna, and Patrick. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, December 12th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tikvah Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 80 Hillhurst Blvd., daily from 2: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Parkinson Society of Canada 416-227-9700.

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SHIPLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
WADDELL, Edith Joyce (née GALBRAITH) (1926-2006)
Edith Joyce WADDELL (R.N. 1948) of Calgary, Alberta passed away following a long and difficult illness on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at the age of 80 years. Joyce was born on August 19, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan. She was daughter to Jack and Mabel GALBRAITH and sister of Irene (SHIPLEY) and of twin Jean (EAMER.) Joyce was a woman of community, strength, courage, great wit, poise and style. She was a true daughter of the Prairies. Joyce inspired her husband Cal in a wonderful and loving marriage; her children and grandchildren with the gift of happy lives and many long time Friends and extended family with her unyielding commitment to them. She will live long, and well, in all those who knew and loved her. Joyce is survived by her son John WADDELL of Victoria, British Columbia, her two daughters Janice WADDELL of Toronto, Ontario and Joan ALLISON of Calgary, Alberta; seven grandchildren: Morgan, Connor, Alexandria, Mackenzie, Graham, Loughlin and Avery mother-in-law to Linda WADDELL, Edmond KELLY and Ian ALLISON. She was predeceased by her daughter Margaret and husband Cal WADDELL and by her sisters Irene and Jean. Celebration of Joyce's Life will be held at Living Spirit United Church (900 - 47 Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta, (403) 243-3180) on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Rita Cattell Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 - 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403) 290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Joyce's family would like to thank the staff at the Beverly Midnapore for the wonderful care she received. Special thanks as well go to her companions Helga and Yolanda. In living memory of Joyce WADDELL a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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SHIPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-20 published
Czech wartime refugee became one of Canada's greatest composers
Originally a pianist, he forced himself to write a fugue a week until he had mastered composition. He rejected avant-garde electronic and 12-tone techniques in favour of laments and tributes that probably drew inspiration from his memories of Europe, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
A Czech refugee from Nazism, Oskar MORAWETZ was 23 when he arrived in Toronto, but he remained a European in his sensibilities and his musicianship throughout his long and prolific career as one of Canada's best known and most frequently performed composers. Known for his deep emotion, lyricism and melodic line, Prof. MORAWETZ wrote more than 100 orchestral and chamber works, including Carnival Overture, Piano Concerto No. 1, Memorial to Martin Luther King and From the Diary of Anne Frank. His music, both vocal and instrumental, was performed by such musicians as Glenn GOULD, Maureen Forrester, Ben Heppner, Anton Kuerti, Yo-Yo Ma, Lois Marshall and Zubin Mehta.
His knowledge of the great European composers was encyclopedic, which made him a valuable teacher and mentor. In his own work, he eschewed his colleagues' embrace of avant-garde electronic and 12-tone techniques in favour of deeply felt emotional laments and tributes that probably drew their inspiration from his memories of Czechoslovakia, as it was before Hitler occupied the country, and the trauma both of his own escape and the horrific fate of many of his Friends and extended family members.
Pianist Mr. Kuerti remembered Prof. MORAWETZ as a composer "whose eclectic style was reminiscent of music written 50 to 75 years earlier, as were, among others, Bach and Brahms in their time.
"He was in no way experimental or avant-garde, during a time when radical innovation and destruction of tradition were highly prized by the critics and other would-be oracles, if not by the general public. For this he earned considerable disdain. But his music is absolutely sincere, just as his personality was, and it was extremely well crafted and has a distinct aroma of its own.
"He had an uncanny memory for a great deal of music from the past, and from his acquaintance with it he knew thoroughly all about balance, form, orchestration and sound colours. Had he been a visual artist, one would admire how wonderfully he could draw, rather than just splash paint on a canvas. I think some of his best works should continue to keep a foothold in the repertoire."
As well as two Juno awards, three senior fellowships from the Canada Council and a Golden Jubilee Medal, Prof. MORAWETZ was awarded the Orders of Ontario and Canada. Although he could speak several languages, he never lost his heavy Czech accent.
Oskar MORAWETZ was born January 17, 1917, in Svetla nad Sazavou, Czechoslovakia, the second son of four children of a secular Jewish couple, Richard and Frida (GLASER) MORAWETZ. His father made his living running jute factories that had been founded by his grandfather. When Oskar was 3, the family moved to Upice, a mill town in the foothills of the Sudeten mountains in western Czechoslovakia, where Mr. MORAWETZ and his older brother owned a jute factory, although they continued to spend their summers at the ancestral family estate in Svetla. As a child, Oskar loved building blocks, playing the piano and listening to music. When he was 10, his father moved the family to Prague so that the children could attend high school. They lived in a large apartment in the centre of Prague close to theatres and coffee houses and enjoyed an affluent, cultured lifestyle, complete with skiing vacations at Christmas and Easter.
By 1932, Mr. MORAWETZ was president of the International Cotton Congress, and Oskar was studying piano and theory at the Prague conservatoire under Karel Hoffmeister and Jaroslav Kricka, in addition to his academic classes. Fascinated by music, Oskar was barely interested in other subjects and did poorly in school despite extra tutoring. He graduated in 1935 and then suffered such a severe nervous breakdown (exacerbated by a fear that his fingers would lose the ability to play the piano) that his parents took him to Vienna to see a psychiatrist, who treated him for several weeks before the overwhelming sadness lifted.
Oskar had such an acutely developed ability to sight-read orchestral scores that George Szell recommended him for a position as assistant conductor of the Prague Opera. Despite his longing to become a musician, he never questioned his father's wish that he take forestry at university. In 1937, two years after he began studying forestry, he finally won his father's permission to move to Vienna to study piano. A year later, after he watched Adolf Hitler parade through the streets of Vienna, the anti-Semitism he had already endured increased dramatically and, following a run-in with the Gestapo, he headed home to Prague.
That September, England and France signed the Munich Agreement, giving Germany the Sudetenland, the sections of Czechoslovakia that were heavily populated with Germans and contained most of the country's fortifications. Mr. MORAWETZ sent Oskar to Paris, ostensibly to study music, but really to get him out of the country, and sent his son John and daughter Sonja to England. On March 15, 1939, Hitler marched his troops into Prague, slept in the Royal Castle and boasted that Czechoslovakia had ceased to exist. Mr. MORAWETZ was doubly marked because of his Friendship with political leaders Jan Masaryk and Edward Benes. Nevertheless, he managed to acquire exit permits for himself and his wife and fled to England, then sailed for Canada, arriving in September of 1939.
Oskar, thinking he was safe in Paris, where he was enjoying his musical life immensely, had declined to accompany his parents. But he was treated like an enemy alien and his bank account was frozen. After a series of harrowing near-arrests, he acquired an exit visit that took him from France to Italy by way of Switzerland, where he was helped by a former business associate of his father. In March of 1940, three months before the fall of France, he flew from Rome to the Canary Islands and boarded a ship sailing to the Dominican Republic. From there, he set off for Canada, landing on June 17, 1940. His brother Herbert and sister Sonja had come here in December of 1939; his brother John and his bride Maureen arrived after the war in November of 1946. The family was finally safely reunited in Toronto, although many of their relatives had been murdered in concentration camps. By then, Oskar, who had been rejected for military service because a chest X-ray had revealed dormant tuberculosis cells, had become a naturalized Canadian citizen.
From afar, Oskar had seen Canada as a cultural backwater, but it actually provided him with a nurturing artistic environment. He lived with his parents and dedicated himself to studying music. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in music (1944) and a doctorate in composition (1953) from the University of Toronto, studying under Leo SMITH and Albert GUERRERO -- two of his fellow piano students were Mr. GOULD and John Beckwith. Initially, he wanted to be a pianist, but because he had to write an original composition to complete the prerequisites for his bachelor's degree, he forced himself to write a fugue a week.
"He was very frustrated at first," said his daughter Claudia, "but after writing 40 or 50 of them, he found them easier to do." His graduate composition was his first string quartet, Opus 1, and it won a Composers, Authors, and Publishers Association of Canada award. In 1946, he began teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Music, was appointed to the faculty of the University of Toronto as an assistant professor six years later, where he continued to teach composition and harmony for the next three decades.
On June 7, 1958, at the age of 40, he married Ruth SHIPMAN, a pianist and piano teacher from London, Ontario, in a ceremony at Bloor Street United Church in Toronto. (Mr. GOULD played the organ.) The MORAWETZes settled in a house in Forest Hill, with him occupying an upstairs room furnished with a Heintzman piano and a large oak desk, where he composed music. There was a second piano in the living room, a Steinway grand, that Prof. MORAWETZ played occasionally, but it was used much more frequently by his wife, who gave music lessons there. Her office, aside from the kitchen, was in the basement.
Two years after his wedding, Prof. MORAWETZ won the first of three Senior Arts Fellowships from the Canada Council, which gave the young couple the opportunity to travel in Europe, attending concerts and making connections with musicians and, coincidentally, conceiving Claudia, their first child (now a computer scientist) who was born in 1962. Their son Richard (an economist) followed in 1966.
About this time, Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich asked Prof. MORAWETZ to compose a work for cello and orchestra. He said later that he was having trouble finding the inspiration to write a note until he watched the "slow, sad and very moving" funeral procession for Martin Luther King in Atlanta, three days after the civil-rights leader's assassination on April 4, 1968. When he saw the inscription on Rev. King's gravestone, taken from his favourite spiritual - "Free at last, thank God Almighty I am free at last!" - he resolved to write a work dedicated to Rev. King's memory: "I saw clearly in front of me the form, content and orchestration of my composition." Memorial to Martin Luther King was first performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in Another death, long after the fact, inspired another of his memorable musical eulogies. In a radio interview in 1990, Prof. MORAWETZ spoke about the inspiration for From the Diary of Anne Frank (1970), explaining that he hadn't read the diary when it was published in the early 1950s because it reminded him too painfully of the fate of so many of his Friends and family members. When he read it in 1968, he was haunted by the entry in which Anne writes about her friend Hanneli Goslar ("Lies Goosens" in the published diary), who was arrested and sent to a concentration camp while the Frank family was in hiding in Amsterdam. The two girls met up again briefly in Bergen-Belsen in the last months of the war. "I still think it's the most moving passage of the whole book… [it] is nothing else but a prayer for the survival of her friend Lies," Prof. MORAWETZ once said. Soprano Lois Marshall premiered the work with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in May of 1970.
Prof. MORAWETZ's marriage was not a harmonious one. The couple separated in 1982 and divorced two years later. At 67, Prof. MORAWETZ found himself not only divorced, but retired from his teaching job at the U of T. After some initial dilemmas about housekeeping, he settled happily into a busy lifestyle of composing, giving guest lectures and travelling for most of the next decade. He gave his last performance as a pianist in March, 1992. Two years later, the Elmer Iseler Singers sang one of his last major commissions, Prayer for Freedom, at the inaugural concert in the North York Performing Arts Centre. The work, which was commissioned by the Canada Council, draws on two anti-slavery poems written by 19th-century African-American writer Frances E.W. Harper, reflects Prof. MORAWETZ's thematic commitment to human rights and social justice.
The following year, in May of 1995, he went back to Prague, the city he had fled nearly 60 years earlier. He fell into a depression that was compounded by his failing eyesight and the arthritis that stiffened his fingers and made it difficult for him to play the piano. The breakdown may have been a reverberation of the severe depression he suffered as a teenager, with both episodes linked by a fear of being cut off from his music. He was never able to compose music again.
Six years later, he fell and hit his head, suffering brain damage that severely affected his memory and his ability to express himself. In 2002, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome, he moved into a retirement home in Toronto. Several symphony orchestras in Canadian cities, including Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa played concerts of his works in January to celebrate his 90th birthday, and the University of Toronto music faculty organized a tribute to the man and the musician.
Oskar MORAWETZ was born on January 17, 1917, in Svetla nad Sazavou, Czechoslovakia. He died in his sleep at Leaside Retirement Residence in Toronto on June 13, 2007, of complications from Parkinson's syndrome. He was 90. He is survived by two children, two grandchildren and extended family. There will be a memorial service on June 28 at 7 p.m. in Walter Hall at the U of T's Edward Johnson building.

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SHIPP o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-25 published
OKE, Neil
Of Pike Bay passed away on Friday, August 24, 2007 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Donna for 56 years and cherished Uncle to Warren (Karrie) OKE of Sarnia, Stewart (Karen) EEDY of Denfield and Donna Marie SHIPP of Fort Erie. Neil will be sadly missed by his Honourary Grandchildren Leslie and Lindsay OKE. He is also survived by his great-niece and nephew Kaitlyn and Kyle EEDY, brother George (Norma) OKE of Petrolia, sister Doreen (Charlie) EEDY of Denfield, sister-in-law Marjorie ATKIN of Sarnia as well as several nieces and nephews and his close Friends Linda and Ross WHITE/WHYTE. Visitation will be held a the Davidson Chapel, 71 Main Street, Lion's head on Sunday, August 26, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Neil's life will be held at the Chapel on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Susan SHANTZ officiating. Interment at Oil Springs Cemetery on Tuesday, August 28th at 2: 00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Pike Bay United Church or Lion's head Hospital would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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SHIRLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-03 published
Shirley, I.J.
Suddenly near his home at Flesherton on Sunday, December 31, 2006 in his 91st year. Beloved and devoted husband of Jessie ARMSTRONG. Loving father of Bonnie (Wayne) AMOS of Markdale and Arthur (Carole) SHIRLEY of Brewster's Lake. Cherished grandfather of Allison (Darryl) McCRACKEN, Kevin (Johanne LAPORTE) AMOS, Trevor, Brent and Justin Shirley and great-grandfather of Noah and Kole. Dear brother of Dorothy STEELE of Toronto and the late Lillian JEFFRIES, Ward, Bill, Delia LAWRENCE, Mona COMMON and John. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Wednesday, January 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, Flesherton on Thursday, January 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

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SHIRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-04 published
SHIRY, Doctor John D. (1945-2007)
After a brief and valiant battle with cancer, John succumbed to the disease on Saturday, July 28 at the Southwood Hospice, in Calgary, Alberta. John lived a full and varied life in his 62 years. Throughout this time, he touched many with his love of life and demonstrated by his actions those personal beliefs. To John, the precepts of honesty and commitment were foremost in his interaction with all he met in his life. He was born on March 21, 1945 in Kitchener, Ontario. John achieved his B.A. at the University of Waterloo followed by his M.A. and PhD in Political Science and Economics from Queen's University. His career then turned to teaching at the University of Western Ontario, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, and finally The University of Calgary. The conception and founding of Woodside Research was his next career path. It was here that he developed the CANOILS database, which consisted of the largest collection of financial and operations data in the oil and gas industry. Concurrently, he published the Woodside Report and authored a weekly column in the Financial Post on the oil and gas industry in Canada. He served as a director on a number of oil/gas related boards in Canada. John was also a respected and knowledgeable speaker on the energy industry in the global arena. The involvement in numerous political and community organizations was another key part of his career. His father Ward predeceased John in 1989. He is survived by his mother Mabel of Calgary, brother Elliott (Linda) of New Hamburg, Ontario, sister Ellen (Jim) LUELO of Calgary and many nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great nephews. Many heartfelt thanks are extended to Doctors Nichols, Searles, Easaw, Chan and LaBrie for their care and attention to John. The dedicated nurses at the Foothills Hospital (Tom Baker Centre) will forever have the gratitude of the family for their exceptional care, support and kindness. In his final days, John experienced the solace and peace of the Southwood Hospice. The gratefulness of the family, for the loving care and attention of the staff to John cannot be measured. They will forever be in our mind and hearts. At the request of John and family, memorial donations may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Foundation: 1331-29th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 (Tel: 403 521-3433), specifically to the research of Doctor Easaw. All of John's Friends and business associates are invited to attend a memorial celebration of his life at the Petroleum Club - Calgary on August 16, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium 12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary (403) 297-0711 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial

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