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VRABEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
GARLAND, Melvin Lloyd, F.O., R.C.A.F., (B.Sc.Hon.,) M.B.A., P.Eng.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Melvin (Mel) Lloyd GARLAND, in his 85th year, on September 3, 2007, beloved husband for 60 years of Marguerite Mae (ALLEN.) Dear father of Linda (Jim) COLLACOTT of Chippawa, Jane GARLAND of Flesherton, Pat (Rene) DESAULNIERS of Fort Saskatchewan, Greig (Jayne) GARLAND of London, Jennifer (Chris) VAN DEN BERG of Keene, and David (Kim) GARLAND of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by his 15 grandchildren: Katie (Chris) HEIKOOP, Heather, Matthew COLLACOTT; Rhya, Kaurel, Kazys TAMASAUSKAS; Allison (Chris) VRABEL, Beau DESAULNIERS Robbie, Kevin, Stephanie GARLAND; Sarah, Kaileigh VAN DEN BERG Nathan, Zoey GARLAND. son of the late John and Agnes GARLAND of Port Dalhousie. Dear brother of the late Jack GARLAND of California. His greatest source of pride was his family. We are a generation raised by heroes. Mel served as a Spitfire pilot with Squadron 403 Royal Canadian Air Force 1941-45, receiving 39-45 Star/France/Germany, and was a member of the Caterpillar Club. His experience included being shot down, captured and escaping from German troops. He graduated from Queens University in 19481/2 with a Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Electrical Engineering and from Harvard University School of Business in 1951 with a Masters in Business Administration. Throughout his career, Mel held progressively senior positions with companies including General Electric, Ford, Kimball Systems Ltd., General Bakeries and International Tool Limited (Windsor). In 1974, he joined the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Trade, serving as Executive Director of Industry, Executive Director of Industry and Trade and Executive Director of Trade. As the head of the ministry's trade development branch, he traveled the world working with ministry foreign offices. His interest in education led to a third career when he served as Durham College President from 1980 until his retirement in 1988, when he focused on building Haygar Enterprises, a company he co-founded, supplying fundraising products to service clubs. He also served as chairman of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Education Committee when the Ontario Community College system was established; Windsor Industrial Commission (vicechair); University of Windsor Research Institute (director); and held membership with Rotary International, Queen's and Harvard Alumni Associations. Active in the community, he enjoyed tennis, lawn bowling and golf. Grateful thanks to the caring staff at the WillowGrove in Ancaster. Mel's family will receive visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carleton Street, St. Catharines on Thursday, September 6, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life to be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 92 Main St. in Port Dalhousie on Friday, September 7, 2007 at 2 p.m. Interment Victoria Lawn Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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VRANJES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-03 published
MALONEY, Helen or “Lena” (née PHILLIPS)
Passed away, surrounded by her family at Meaford Hospital on Friday, June 29, 2007 in her 87th year. Survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Larry (Lawrence Owen), her sons, Peter and partner Jin ZHE (Meaford, Ontario and Changchun, China,) Denny and wife Lyn (London, Ontario and Naples, Florida), Terry (London, Ontario), and Murray and wife Joani (Meaford, Ontario). Predeceased by her sons Larry, Jr. and Philip. Grandmother of Kevin and fiancée Nicole (Dallas, Texas), Craig and wife Sherry (Toronto, Ontario), Karen ZIMMERMAN and husband Craig (Oakland, Iowa,) Kelly (Pickering, Ontario), Michael (London, Ontario), Chris and Brendan (Meaford, Ontario,) and Andrea FISCHER and husband Chris (Wasaga Beach, Ontario.) Great-grandmother of Haley Navaisha MALONEY and Ava FISCHER. Predeceased by her sister, Evangeline, and her brothers, Dimitri (Jimmy) and Cyril (Carl), she is missed by sister, Nadejda (Annie) RAINVILLE (Toronto, Ontario,) her brother, Methody (Ted) PHILLIPS (Lackawanna, New York), daughter-in-law of Suzanne MALONEY. sister-in-law, Wynn (Newmarket, Ontario) and nieces and nephews, Dianne PAPADOPOLOUS, Gerry RAINVILLE, Sharon RAINVILLE, Stacey DELMONT, Shelley VRANJES, Peter PHILLIPS, Johnny PHILLIPS, Ed PHILLIPS, George MALONEY, Mike MALONEY, Mary MALONEY, Mark MALONEY, Bridget MALONEY, Carole BEST, Tommy BEAUVAIS, Peggy BEAUVAIS, Brian BEAUVAIS, Diane PIRIE, Cathy BEAUVAIS, Paul MALONEY, Tim MALONEY, Pat MALONEY, Helen HUTCHINGS, Fred RAPLEY, Penney BROWN, Elizabeth LEATHERDALE, and Georgea WAFFLE. Born May 27, 1921 in Toronto, eldest of six children born in Canada to Dina and Petre FILEFF, former Greek and Turkish subjects, from Western Macedonian mountain village of Trsye, who immigrated after World War I and adopted the anglicized name PHILLIPS. Lived on Wilkins Avenue in Cabbagetown area of Toronto. Attended Sackville Street School and Central Tech. Attended St. Cyril and Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church. Lifetime member of Daughters of Macedonia and Trsye Benevolent Society. Raised through the depression, she worked as a housekeeper and seamstress, for room and board and going dancing with sisters “Vee” and “Annie” at the Palais Royale or Masonic Temple. During the early years of World War 2 she met, and fell in love with a gentleman of the Air Corps, then Royal Canadian Air Force Airman L.O. MALONEY, to whom she was wed in 1943, after he returned from radar duty in England. Helen joined Larry when he was stationed at Royal Canadian Air Force Station Bagotville in 1944. After Sgt. MALONEY's demobilization, they started a family, living in a flat on Balsam Avenue in the Beach area of Toronto. While in Toronto, the family were members of Saint Michael's diocese. In 1951 the family moved to Point-aux-Trembles area of Montréal and later to St. Michel (1953-1972) at the northeast end of Montréal Island. While in Montréal, the family were members of St. Brendan's diocese. In 1972, moved to Scarborough, Ontario. Following Larry's early retirement in 1978, Helen and Larry wintered in Largo, Florida for 28 years of well-earned recreation and leisure time. In 2003, Helen and Larry moved to the family estate near Meaford, Ontario. Helen was the consummate homemaker, a skilled manager, budgeter, purchaser, chef, knitter, sewer, clothier, seamstress, launderer, cleaner, practical nurse and psychologist. She made it all seem easy. To children she was a cub and scout organizer, protector, comforter, supporter and healer. To her peers she was a graceful dancer, astute bridge partner, champion bowler, occasional golfer and good fun to be with at social events. To her husband, Larry, she was a lifelong friend, companion, partner and counsellor. Larry says that Helen saved him from an unstable life pursuing impractical daydreams. Between 1945 in Toronto and 1963 in Montreal, Helen gave birth to six sons. It was the great regret of her life that she never had a daughter, and so it was that she had a special affection for her nieces, grand-daughters and great-granddaughters. Helen was, in a category she herself sometimes applied to people, a “giver”. She was a good person with commendable standards of conduct and morality. Helen was always concerned about the feelings of others, always ready to lend a helping hand, always ready with a kind word. There are very few like her. She will be missed. Service held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 at Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, 60 Denmark Street, Meaford, Ontario. (519) 538 2550 Visitation begins at noon. The family receives visitors at home following service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society.

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