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WORDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
WORDEN, Christopher (1977-2007)
Tragically, in the line of duty, in Hay River, Northwest Territories, on October 6, 2007 at the age of 30; dear husband and best friend of Jodie and loving father of his precious Alexis, beloved son of John and Mary Ann WORDEN and brother of Cathy, Michael and Peter. Son-in-law of John and Mary LAMERS, godson of Wayne and Georgette HOLMDEN, godfather of Mason ASHCROFT, brother-in-law of Sandy (Brent), Carrie (Brian) and Deb (Curtis). He will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, Friends and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members. The family will receive relatives and Friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 Saint_Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Saturday, October 13, from 5-8 p.m. and on Sunday October 14, from 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Notre Dame Cathedral, 385 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, on Monday October 15 at 1: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations for a trust fund that is set up for Alexis can be made at any Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce branch, account number 2784033 transit 03192 or to Wilfred Laurier University Chris Worden Memorial Fund www.wlu.ca/giving would be appreciated. Donations and condolences may be made at: www.heritagefh.ca Heritage Funeral Home 613-830-2305

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WORKMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
SCOTT, Grace Workman, PhD.
On July 17th, 2007 in her 94th year at The Briton House, Toronto. Predeceased by her beloved husband John W. SCOTT, M.D. (Neurophysiologist.) Sadly missed by daughter Aleda O'CONNOR (Barry COOMBS,) son James SCOTT (Deborah;) by grandchildren Eamonn and Kate O'CONNOR; Geoffrey, Lindsay and Emily SCOTT. Brother Bill WORKMAN, sister Aleda VAN HORN, by Ed O'CONNOR and by many cousins, nieces, nephews and Friends. Throughout her life she found fulfillment through her faith, her great love of music and the family home she and John lovingly established at Bond Head. Her research at Chalk River in 1949 showed that bacteria mutates to become resistant to antibiotics with prolonged exposure. A service will be held on Thursday, July 19th, 2: 00 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor Street East (entrance also 54 Hayden St.) Cremation and Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Special thanks to the caring staff and Friends at Briton House and to the loving community at St. Andrews United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrews United Church.

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WORLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
STEELE, Margaret Anne
Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, on Friday, September 14, 2007. Margaret, loving and devoted wife of the late Alfred John STEELE. Beloved mother of Elizabeth SINCLAIR and her husband Bruce. Predeceased by her sister Matilda Wolfenden WORLEY. Lovingly remembered by her niece Elaine JAMES and her husband Earl; nephews Ron HATCH and his wife Lois, Stephen STEELE and his wife Annette and Bob STEELE and his wife Gayle of Calgary, and cousin Lorraine Wolfenden WYLIE and her husband George, of Northern Ireland. Her family would like to express a 'special' thanks to '3 Centre' staff at Markham-Stouffville Hospital who cared for her in her last days; and to all of the staff at Bethany Lodge in Unionville, for their care and love during her three year stay. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Bethany Lodge, 23 Second Street South, Unionville, Ontario, L3R 2C2. 'Absent from the body, present with the Lord'

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WORSFOLD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-17 published
PRICE, Frederic W.R.
Peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in his 77th. year. Predeceased by his first wife Muriel. Beloved husband of Renee. Loving Father of Deborah WORSFOLD and her husband Craig, Bradley, and Gregory and his wife Bridgett. Cherished grandpa of Amber, Clayton, Grant and Garrett. Dear brother of June STANFIELD. Frederic was the Former President of the Mississauga Real Estate Board, Founding Member of the Cooksville (Mississauga) Businessman's Association and long time Member of the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy…10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) From 2-4 and 6-9 Monday, August 20, 2007. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Saint_John's Dixie Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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WORSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
WORSLEY, Lillian Irene
In loving memory of our dear mother and nana who passed away three years ago today. There's not a day that we do not think of you. We miss you, we love you. We are comforted by our memories of all our good times together. You are forever in our hearts and thoughts. Your loving son Douglas and his wife Carole, loving daughter Sharon and her husband Andrew, your loving grandchildren Andrew, Brianne, Douglas and David.

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WORSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
WORSLEY, Carolyn
On Christmas morning, Carolyn peacefully passed away after a lengthy illness. Married to John for 54 wonderful years. Mourning her loss are her 5 much loved children: Willa (Derek), Harry (Janet), Jonathan (Laura), Dickon and Katie (Paul). She also leaves her grandchildren: Jennie, Nicole and Richard; Nicholas, Oliver, Hugo and Charlotte; Audra and Tristan; Carson and Bridger all of whom she loved dearly. Her many Friends are welcome to join the family for a celebration of Carolyn's life at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, 59 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge, on January 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. A private family funeral will be held previously. On-line condolences can be made at www.lowandlow.ca

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WORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
GILLING, Kathleen Margaret Ruth (formerly ENGLISH, née WESTMAN)
Kathleen Margaret Ruth GILLING (née WESTMAN, formerly ENGLISH), daughter of Thomas WESTMAN and Florence COLLETT of Ottawa and Toronto, died in Saint_John's, Newfoundland, on October 26, 2007.
She was predeceased by her husband Basil Redvers ENGLISH, Rector of the Church of St. Aidan, Queen Street East, Toronto (1960) by her husband Walter GILLING, Dean of Saint_James Cathedral (1990) by her daughter Margaret FRAZER, Curator of the Byzantine Collection, Metropolitan Museum, New York (1999); and by her seven Westman siblings: Winnifred, Florence, Viola, Arthur, George, Roberts, Evelyn.
A devoted student of art and art history, she taught at Western Preparatory School, Forest Hill, was head of the Art Department of Earl Haig Collegiate, and from 1964 to 1967 Associate Professor and head of the Art Department of Althouse College of Education, University of Western Ontario. In a long and spirited life spent largely in Toronto, she was active in support of the Georgina Houses of the Anglican Church, and greatly enjoyed duplicate bridge, golf, opera, ballet, theatre, and international travel.
She is survived by her son Christopher ENGLISH (Jean GUTHRIE,) Saint_John's, and grandchildren Katinka ENGLISH, Sudbury; Ellen ENGLISH, Halifax; Martha WORTH (Thomas) and Andrew FRAZER, North Carolina; Zoë CHESWICK (Dan,) Brooklyn; and great-grand_son, Rowan WORTH. Special niece Francess HALPENNY and nephew C. Robert SENIOR were generously supportive in her final years. In Saint_John's Mary Connors and Una Marsden gave the best of care.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Anglican Church of Canada, 60 Hayden Street, Toronto, M4Y 3G2. A memorial service will be held in Toronto later.

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WORTHINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-02 published
In a famous role, the spy didn't love her
James Bond's flirtatious foil grew up in Ontario; she returned and penned tabloid columns, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S8
Gutsy, impetuous and adventurous, Lois MAXWELL ran away from home as a teenager to become an actress and became famous as Miss Moneypenny, M's flirtatious secretary in the James Bond films. Although she appeared in 14 Bond films, she had a tough life, supporting two young children after her husband died prematurely of heart disease. Writing a weekly newspaper column in Toronto and starting a company to build crowd-control barriers were just two of her schemes.
Lois Ruth HOOKER was born on February 14, 1927, in Kitchener, Ontario For the rest of her life, she loved to throw people off balance with her name, introducing herself by saying, "I'm a hooker." Her father was a school teacher and her mother a nurse she once described her family as religious and temperate while she was scrawny, freckled and saucy and sulky. When she was a child, the Hookers moved to Toronto. Lois attended John Wanless Public School and then Lawrence Park Collegiate.
Lively, rebellious and game for anything, she was much more interested in performing on stage than sitting in a classroom solving algebra equations. She played parts in radio dramas under the name Robin WELLS, at least partly so that her parents wouldn't find out. After winning a part in Maurice Maeterlinck's play The Blue Bird at Hart House, she was determined to become an actress. However, an oft-told story has her running away from home in 1942 to join the Canadian army. She would have been 15.
"Teenagers in those days were terrified that the war would end before they could get into it," explained journalist Peter WORTHINGTON, a friend and former newspaper colleague. There's another version of the story, which Ms. MAXWELL told when she began writing a weekly column in The Toronto Sun in 1979: She skipped school in 1943 to audition for the army's entertainment corps, earned a place and then went to England with the show, where she sang and danced and (according to some reports) often appeared on a bill with comedians Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster.
Seven months later, army officials discovered she was underage and prepared to send her home. Undeterred, she knocked on the doors of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she persuaded officials to name her "the first winner of the Lady Louis Mountbatten Scholarship," according to an account she wrote in The Sun. At Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, her favourite classmate was Roger Moore - she once played his uncle, complete with red beard, in a performance of Shakespeare's Henry V. After leaving Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she found small parts in plays and films and was "discovered" by Canadian-born film mogul Jack Warner, who put her under contract and sent her to Hollywood. Her first major role was as a schoolteacher in That Hagen Girl (1947), starring Ronald Reagan and Shirley Temple. She was so impressive that she won a Golden Globe as "best newcomer." Two years later, Life magazine included her and Marilyn Monroe in a photo spread of eight starlets.
She never made the Hollywood big time and after appearing in two forgotten Warner Brothers films, The Big Punch and The Decision of Christopher Blake, she went to Italy with friend Geraldine Brooks. Ms. MAXWELL lived in Rome for five years, making British and Italian films.
During this time, she met British television executive Peter Churchill MARRIOTT - "a handsome sardonic stranger," as she later described him. They married in 1957 and moved to London, where they had two children: daughter Melinda in 1958 and son Christian in 1959.
In 1962, Mr. MARRIOTT collapsed with a serious heart condition and Ms. MAXWELL was forced to seek film work to support the family. That year, she was given a small part as a nurse in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita and the role of Ms. Moneypenny in Doctor No, the first Bond film. Apparently, director Terrence Young, who had once turned her down for a role because she looked like she "smelled of soap," offered her the part of either Moneypenny or Bond's girlfriend, Sylvia Trench. Ms. MAXWELL was squeamish about playing sex scenes, so she chose the part of the chaste secretary to the head of MI6. She supplied her own clothes and was guaranteed two days' work at what was then the daily rate of £100. At the wrap party at the end of filming, she met Ian Fleming, the creator of the James Bond books. "I visualized Moneypenny as a tall, elegant woman with the most kissable lips in the world," Ms. MAXWELL remembered him saying. "You, my dear, are perfect."
As Moneypenny, she created a character who was cheeky and flirtatious but also knowing and impervious to the seductive prowess of a series of Bonds, including Sean Connery and her old Royal Academy of Dramatic Art pal Roger Moore. Her last Bond film was A View to a Kill in 1985. She asked producer Cubby Broccoli if he would kill off her character, but he recast it instead. Miss Moneypenny was subsequently played by Caroline Bliss and Samantha Bond.
Ms. MAXWELL, who always had ambitions beyond her secretarial character, set her sights on M, but that part was out of bounds as an equal opportunity role until Judy Dench laid claim to the position.
"She was always fun and she was wonderful to be with and was always perfect casting," Mr. Moore told the British Broadcasting Corp.'s Radio 5 Live on the weekend. "… It was a great pity that after I moved out of Bond, they didn't take her on to continue in the Timothy Dalton films. I think it was a great disappointment to her that she had not been promoted to play M. She would have been a wonderful M."
The good part about playing Miss Moneypenny was that she was so identified with the role that she became a recognizable part of popular culture. The bad part, of course, was that she was so typecast as the smouldering secretary that it became hard to win other major roles.
After Ms. MAXWELL's husband died in 1973, she returned to Canada to film a television series, Adventures in Rainbow Country. She bought a property in cottage country and a bungalow in Fort Erie, Ontario, settled down with her young children and established a company called Great Barrier Industries, which manufactured crowd-control stands. She eventually opened a British subsidiary and planned to market her barriers in Europe.
In the late 1970s, she proposed writing a column for The Toronto Sun to editor Peter WORTHINGTON and publisher Donald Creighton. They took her for a boozy lunch at Winston's, according to Mr. WORTHINGTON, and long before the coffee was served, they had a deal. She wrote her chatty, gossipy, opinionated weekly column, called "Moneypenny," for almost a dozen years.
After Kim Campbell's Progressive Conservatives went down to an ignominious defeat in the 1993 federal election, Ms. MAXWELL confided that she had declined an invitation to run. "Kim Campbell's handlers threw her to the slavering wolves," she said. "She is a gutsy, bright strong woman who didn't deserve the treatment she received from her party."
As for Ms. MAXWELL, she had her own problems in the newsroom at The Sun, according to Mr. WORTHINGTON. " There was a certain resentment that she was a celebrity getting into the column business," he said. "She was also one of the better-read people and that was a problem, too."
Her final column appeared April 23, 1994. By then, her daughter, Melinda, the married mother of a small child, was living near the market town of Frome in Somerset, England. Ms. MAXWELL decided to join them, planning to live every day, "with gusto!"
Her last film was The Fourth Angel (2001) with Jeremy Irons. The same year, she underwent surgery for colorectal cancer and then moved to Perth, Australia, where her son, Christian, and his wife had settled.
Lois Ruth MAXWELL was born in Kitchener, Ontario, on February 14, 1927. She died of cancer in Fremantle Hospital in Perth, Australia, on September 29, 2007. She was 80. Ms. MAXWELL is survived by her daughter and son and extended family.

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WORTSMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
WILKS, Bessie " Barbara"
On Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital, in her 99th year. Daughter of the late Gavreil Eli and Matle. Beloved wife of the late Hillel WILKS. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sylvia and Irving WORTSMAN, Marlene and David SEFTON. Loving grandmother of Sandy and Stephen LEIBOW, Jeffrey and Leigh WORTSMAN, Carol and Peter BROWN, Andrew and Eunhee SEFTON, Daniel and Shelley SEFTON. Very proud great-grandmother of Laura and Amanda LEIBOW Jamie, Sam and Sophie WORTSMAN; Wesley, Stephanie, Russell and Samantha BROWN; Zev SEFTON; Sabrina and Max SEFTON. Survived by her caring brother and sister-in-law Irving and Min HANEFORD. Devoted sister and sister-in-law of the late Sarah and Abraham ROTENBERG, Rose and Abe GREEN, Mary and Joe PANCER, and Leo and Edythe HANIFORD. With gratitude to Josie and Fanny for the wonderful care given to Bessie. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Sunday, August 26th. Interment, Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva, 73 Ridelle Avenue. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation 416-499-1417, or to a charity of your choice.

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WORTSMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
UNGERMAN, Celia
Surrounded by her family, on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital. Celia UNGERMAN, beloved wife of Jack. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Marvin and Sharon, Bernie and Monique, and Elayne and Irwin WORTSMAN. Dear sister of Harold GROSSMAN and the late Anne SINUKOFF. Devoted Bubby of Jordan and Veronica, Lezli and Massimo, Troy, Nicole and Ross, Jason, Stacey and Gil, Kimberley and Craig, Jillian and Jordy, Michael and Jessica. Devoted great-grandmother of 14. At Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Avenue W., (Eglinton and Allen Road) for service on Sunday, September 2nd at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 177 Dewbourne Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to the Jack and Celia Ungerman Endowment Fund, c/o The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875.

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