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McLACHLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-26 published
SWERDFIGER, Dalton
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, Sunday September 23, 2007. Dalton Edward SWERDFIGER of Eugenia, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Denise SWERDFIGER (née LARABIE.) Loving son of Flossie SWERDFIGER of Prescott. Dear father of Donna CAPPELLO (Gerry) of Glencairn, Deborah ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Eugenia, David SWERDFIGER of Stratford and Derek SWERDFIGER of Brantford. Loving grandfather of Alicia, Calvin and Jordan CAPPELLO; Bryanna MacLACHLAN; Stephanie and Andy SWERDFIGER; and Steven COWPER; and great-grandfather of Anakyn and Hayden. Sadly missed by sister Margie and brothers Donnie and Dwain. Predeceased by his father Ralph SWERDFIGER and sister Doris. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday September 27, 2007, at 11 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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McLACHLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-25 published
SWERDFIGER, Dalton Edward
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, Sunday September 23, 2007. Dalton Edward SWERDFIGER of Eugenia, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Denise SWERDFIGER (née LARABIE.) Loving son of Flossie SWERDFIGER of Prescott. Dear father of Donna CAPPELLO (Gerry) of Glencairn, Deborah ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Eugenia, David SWERDFIGER of Stratford and Derek SWERDFIGER of Brantford. Loving grandfather of Alicia, Calvin and Jordan CAPPELLO; Bryanna MacLACHLAN; Stephanie and Andy SWERDFIGER; and Steven COWPER; and great-grandfather of Anakyn and Hayden. Sadly missed by sister Margie and brothers Donnie and Dwain. Predeceased by his father Ralph SWERDFIGER and sister Doris. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Wednesday from 7-9: 00 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday September 27th, 2007, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McLACHLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
McRAE, Robert Forbes (June 27, 1914 September 19, 2007)
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, University of Toronto. B.A., Victoria College, M.A., U of T, PhD, Johns Hopkins. Lt. Commander Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Taken prisoner at Dieppe, 1942. Born in Winnipeg to Rev. Duncan and Susan McRAE. Predeceased by wife Nora née BEACOCK, sisters Mary (COCK), Jeanne (JOHNSTON) and Betty (NEWMAN) and lifelong friend George Johnston. Lovingly remembered by daughters Kiloran, Alison and Ellen; sons-in-law Geoffrey LYE and Janek CROYDON; grandchildren Sebastian, Madeleine, Tobias, Evan and Amelia. Tenderly cared for by Marife TANTAKIS for 12 years. Uncle Bob to Darryl and Graham, Bob, Peggy, Andrew, Cathleen, Nora and Mark, Deirdre, Jennifer and Gillian, and 'Uncle Great Bob' to his many great nephews and nieces. Godfather to Elizabeth, daughter of Jack and Aileen HARRIS; and Jock, son of Peter and Enid MacLACHLAN. Service on Tuesday, September 25, 2.00 p.m. at Saint_James' Cemetery and Crematorium, 635 Parliament St, Toronto. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Stephen Lewis Foundation or the charity of choice.

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McLACHLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
MacLACHLAN, Margaret Mowat
November 17th, 2007 at the Cornwall Community Hospital, McConnell Site, at the age of 93. Born in Strathroy, Ontario she was the daughter of The Late Rev. John MacLACHLAN and Janet (MacLARIN.) She is survived by her sister Helen IRWIN, her nephew Michael IRWIN (Sharon,) nieces Janet IRWIN (Gordon CULLINGHAM,) Kathleen IRWIN, and Elizabeth FERRIER. She was predeceased by her sister Isabel FERRIER and her niece Catherine WADDINGTON. Margaret was a graduate of the first class of Bachelor of Nursing of the University of Toronto. She received her Masters Degree in Nursing at University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. She was a Public Health Nurse in Lancaster. She was also a nurse with Victorian Order of Nurses in Cornwall and with The Red Cross in Northern Ontario. She later was a Professor of Nursing at the University of Toronto and the University of New Brunswick. Rested at McArthur Bros. and MacNeil Funeral Home, 428 Second Street East, 613-932-6300. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at a later date. In Memory of Margaret donations to Save the Children Canada, or The Canadian Red Cross, would be appreciated by the family.

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McLACHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
McLACHLIN, Dorothy Patricia (née ANDREWS) (1927-2007)
Following a lengthy illness, Patricia is now at peace. She passed away surrounded by her family and Friends, on June 20, 2007 at Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo in her 81st year. Loving mother of Stephen (Sheila) of Saskatoon, Tom (Brenda) of Waterloo, and Kathy (Greg BOURBONNIERE) of Kitchener. Devoted grandmother of Rory, Ellie, Sarah and Jericho. Lovingly remembered by her sister Joan BENNETT (Jack) and by her former husband, Rev. Alan McLACHLIN. She will be dearly missed by her longtime, devoted Friends Jeannette AMDUR and Wendy MacPHERSON. Predeceased by her parents George and Anna ANDREWS of Middleton, Nova Scotia and her son Martin James in infancy. Patricia was involved in numerous organizations. In 1947 she graduated from Acadia University and was named Life Secretary for her class. She was a longtime employee for the City of Kitchener at Rockway Gardens Senior's Centre. Patricia was actively involved in many aspects of the United Church of Canada. Later in life she attended the Local Society of Friends and served a term as their Clerk. Friends are invited to share their memories of Patricia with her family during visitation at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Patricia's life and faith will be held at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St. E., Waterloo, on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 2 p.m., the Rev. Peter MOFFAT and Elizabeth EBERHART- MOFFAT officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Church Hall. Cremation will take place. Condolences for the family and donations to the Alzheimer's Society and can be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com.

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McLANDERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-07 published
McMILLAN, Hugh John
Passed away peacefully on May 26, 2007 at the age of 91 at Langley, British Columbia Hospital Extended Care facility. His family was at his bedside. Predeceased by his wife Audrey. Hugh is survived by his son Gary, daughters Lynn ALLPORT and Kelli MacLANDERS, step-son Eric LUSH (Connie) and step-daughter Linda ROTHENBURGER, his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born in Delisle, Saskatchewan where his only surviving sibling, Winnie ANDERSON, resides. He had a very successful career, firstly as a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force with the 405 Squadron and later as a pharmacist in British Columbia with Pharmasave. There is no service by request.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-12 published
McLAREN, Elsie (MASON)
In loving memory of a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Elsie who passed away September 13, 2000.
Sadly missed along life's way
Quietly remembered every day
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts you're always there.
- Forever loved by Andy, Jane, Jewel, Max, Fred, Debbie, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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McLAREN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-16 published
SAWYER, Janet Helen (née HENDERSON)
At her home surrounded by her family, on Sunday July 15, 2007. Janet SAWYER (née HENDERSON) of Southampton at the age of 62. Wife of the late Kenneth W. SAWYER. Loving mother of Kent of Southampton, Deanna and her husband Mark PRENTICE of Barrie and Lisa and her husband Robb GEE of London. Proud Nana of Brianna. Dear sister of Joan and her husband Keith WEBB of Coldwater. Also survived by her sister-in-laws, Dorothy and her husband Jack RILEY, Karen MATHESON, Linda McLAREN, RuthAnn and her husband John McCLINTON, Darlene and her husband Dennis NEILLY, June and her husband Doug CATTO, Marlene SAWYER, Helen SAWYER, Laura-Lee SAWYER and by her brother-in-laws, Bruce SAWYER and his wife Sandi and Douglas SAWYER and his wife Jennifer. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John and Helen HENDERSON. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Tuesday July 17, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Janet SAWYER will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow at the Walker House. Cremation. Private Interment of Ashes at a later date. Expressions of Remembrance to the Grey Bruce Humane Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
DRIESMAN, Sarah
Peacefully at University Hospital on January 6, 2007, Sarah DRIESMAN passed away with family by her side. Born January 14, 1922 in Romania (Gross Laseln in Transylvania). Survived by her children Jack (Karen) of Alvinston, Ontario, Sandra (Fred) FRANK of Arva, Gerald (Tina) of Strathroy, Diane MAYNE of London and Robin of London. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Sister to Anna MICKLE of London, Helen (Lloyd) CHIVERS of Vienna, George (Shirley) HILLNER of Tillsonburg, Martha McCURDY of Tillsonburg, Herta (Don) WOLFORD of Stony Plain, Alberta, and sister-in-law Marie HILLNER of Tillsonburg. Sarah was predeceased by her daughter Patricia McLAREN of Rockyford, Alberta, and her brother Michael HILLNER of Tillsonburg and brother-in-law of Harold McCURDY of Tillsonburg. A funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. If desired, memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
MacLAREN, Frederick White
Peacefully in Ottawa on Monday, July 9, 2007, at the age of 82, with his family by his side. Dear husband of Nancy, loving father of Ginny of Toronto, Leith (John WALTER) of Naperville, Illinois, Fergus (Wendy DUFFY) of Chelsea, Quebec, Andrew (Mireille BENGE,) of Ottawa and Ross (Kelly QUINN) of London, England. Cherished grandfather of Christopher and Jeffrey WALTER and Margot and Henry MacLAREN. He also leaves his brother Don MacLAREN of Ottawa. His family would like to thank his caregivers for their kindness and comfort in his last years. At his request a private family service and internment has been held. If desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Community Foundation of Ottawa or the Salvation Army.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
PRICE, Michael
Passed away peacefully on August 26th at The Weinberg Residence in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was predeceased by his wife Christine (née McLAREN - 2005,) and is survived by his children Ian (Lisbeth), Georgina (Mike), and Fiona (John); his grandchildren Erik, Thomas, Robert and Ariel. Mike was born in Blantyre, Nyasaland (Malawi) on January 25, 1923. During World War 2, he was a Sapper for the South African Army Engineering Corps. Following the war, after detours to England (University of Birmingham) and South Africa (University of Cape Town), he completed his Engineering Degree, came to Canada (Toronto) and met, then married Christine. He then went on to night school to complete his MBA from the University of Toronto. In 1964, he moved his family to Vancouver and continued with his career in Engineering. He was keenly interested in badminton, gardening, beekeeping and homemade beer. He also had strong opinions with many of his letters making it to the editor's page. His volunteer work included the WPG Home Owners Association, the Professional Engineers Association of British Columbia, Meals on Wheels, and if he could have, he would have continued donating blood into his 80's. Neighbours knew him best as a devoted dog walker with a smile and a wave; his legitimate way of keeping tabs on the neighbourhood. His family would like to express gratitude to those who cared for him during the last two years of his life when Parkinson's disease took its toll. At his request there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Way in his memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
PORTER, Helen Carmichael
Peacefully, in Toronto on September 10, 2007, surrounded by loving family, after a brave battle with leukemia. Beloved wife of Gary HOPHAN. Adored mother of Phillip and grandmother of Isaac. Cherished sister of Sheila SMITH, Anne PARIS, and Ian PORTER. Daughter of the late Rev. Gordon and Caroline (McLAREN) PORTER. Inspirational aunt to: Ross, Sharon, Wendy, Rosemary and Stephen (SMITH;) Jona, James, Jessica, and Emily (PARIS;) Andrew, Caroline, and Mary (PORTER.) A lifelong teacher and artist, Helen earned her Master of Arts in English at Victoria College, University of Toronto. In her storytelling career, she brought to children and teenagers a unique vision of Canadian and world myth, fairytale, legend, and short fiction. Her storytelling performances for adults explored family relationships, contemporary literature, and the theme of "the grotesque." In the later stages of her career, Helen's performances increasingly featured her own writing. Her one-woman shows at The Senator, The Luna Lounge, and many other venues, presented vividly drawn characters from the streets of Toronto and the hills of the Ottawa Valley. Her book, a fictionalised set of memoirs entitled The Bully and Me, has empowered students, parents, and teachers to confront a frightening aspect of young people's lives. In her dual careers, storytelling and teaching, Helen passionately developed her own creative gifts. Simultaneously, she encouraged others to do the same. Helen's students remember her as a mentor who nurtured their imaginations and supported their dreams. Her fellow storytellers will always be grateful for her motivational workshops and the opportunities she provided through the National Storytelling Theatre, which she founded and directed. Her countless Friends will cherish forever her love and generosity of spirit. A private service was held on Friday, September 14, at the chapel of the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home. A memorial celebration of Helen's life will be held on Saturday, September 29. Details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen's memory to Princess Margaret Hospital or to PEN Canada.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-18 published
Nature-loving steel worker inspired the creation of Ontario's Bruce Trail
Self-taught naturalist who grew up on the Saskatchewan Prairie moved to Hamilton and fell in love with the Niagara Escarpment. 'Without him, it would not have started.'
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
For a man with an insatiable curiosity about the natural world, the thought of losing the rugged beauty of Ontario's Niagara Escarpment to development was unthinkable. "Not all of us can study ecology, but we should all have the opportunity to walk under ancient trees on a forest floor that is rich with the things that sustain life," said Ray LOWES, who is credited for inspiring the creation of the Bruce Trail.
In 1968, the self-taught naturalist appealed to the Niagara Escarpment Conference to consider preserving the route, a marked hiking trail on a rocky ridge that stretches more than 800 kilometres across Ontario, for posterity. "It is this right of access to places of natural beauty that I plead for," he said in a speech. "The simplicity of our request is astounding."
The trail had opened the year before as part of Canada's centennial celebrations, but nothing had ever been said of its future. For his part, he knew exactly what was required: "We just want a strip of land that will be left alone - not manicured, not landscaped, not serviced by multilane highways or 'parkways' - and not through new subdivisions. It's not much to ask. A later generation will demand it."
It all started after Mr. Lowe hiked portions of the 3,501-kilometre Appalachian Trail, a route from Maine to Georgia that is maintained by a loose association of about 30 U.S. hiking clubs. "If they could do it," he asked himself, "why couldn't we?"
At a meeting of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club in 1959, he turned to wildlife artist Robert Bateman, who was also a member of the club, and wondered aloud, "What would you think of a hiking trail winding up the Niagara Escarpment from one end to the other?"
Mr. Bateman liked the idea and, with the support of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club, Mr. LOWES approached the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. Before long, a four-man committee was struck, with Mr. LOWES as secretary along with nature lovers Philip GOSLING, Robert MacLAREN and Norman PEARSON. For the next two years, they pored over maps and plotted a route from Queenston, near Niagara Falls, to Tobermory, on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula.
"He had the dream and he got it going," said Mr. GOSLING, a Guelph, Ontario, businessman. "Without him, it would not have started."
They started knocking on doors in towns and villages along the escarpment to negotiate access, and soon established trail organizations in several communities. The also reached access agreements with landowners on the planned route. The Bruce Trail Association was formed, and by 1967, the trail was open. The association slowly grew in size; by the late 1970s, it was able to start purchasing land to build a permanent, protected route.
While Mr. LOWES spent time getting his hands dirty building sections of the trail, his main role was that of promoter and office co-ordinator. An impassioned speaker, he gave speeches to raise support and awareness, and used his gift for promotion to attract volunteers and media attention. In the early 1960s, The Toronto Telegram was reporting on hikes held along the trail.
For 20 years, Mr. LOWES served as a director and secretary of the Bruce Trail Association. In 1983, he was made the association's honorary president, which today has the support of more than 8,000 members and 1,000 volunteers. "He was really like a father figure to the whole thing," said Bill CANNON, president of the Bruce Trail Association in the late 1960s.
Mr. LOWES was a child of nature. Raised in rural south-central Saskatchewan, his love of the outdoors developed during the countless hours he spent as a child exploring the countryside near his home. His family ran a general store in the community of Willows, not far from the town of Assiniboia, and he was outside observing birdlife, catching gophers and adopting coyotes at every opportunity.
"He always had that spirit of getting out in nature," said his long-time friend Alan ERNEST, the land trust co-ordinator at the Hamilton Naturalists' Club.
Mr. LOWES left home as a teenager and set out across the country to find work. To eke out a living, he sold everything from brushes and men's wear to advertising space in a Catholic publication. Along the way, he met Jane CHAMBERLAIN; the two married in 1933. Three years later, they moved to Hamilton.
The LOWES home, which was within walking distance of the Bruce Trail, soon became a playground and nature classroom for neighbourhood children. They joined Mr. LOWES for Sunday hikes, which usually ended with ice cream cones.
Although Mr. LOWES had none of his own, "he loved getting children, in particular, interested in nature," Mr. ERNEST said.
In 1938, Mr. LOWES joined Stelco, the steel manufacturer. He stayed for the next 38 years, eventually becoming chief open-hearth metallurgist.
Away from the foundry, he loved to walk the gentle valleys and rocky cliffs of the Bruce Trail and would average about 20 kilometres a week along its length. One of his favourite pastimes was to take a morning in Niagara's Short Hills area, followed by a slice of pie at his favourite restaurant.
"He was a delightful person to go on a walk with," Mr. CANNON said. "He was full of stories about the natural world."
Mr. LOWES never attended university, but was intensely curious about nature and taught himself all he could about birds, insects and plants. When something caught his interest, he sought to know everything he could about it, Mr. ERNEST said. About 12 years ago, he visited a friend in Arkansas and, while there, toured a plant that processed black walnuts. He was hooked. After learning all he could about the nuts, he returned to Ontario, contacted the local nut-growers association and proceeded to plant thousands of black walnuts. To his delight, they bore fruit.
Believing that we are all interrelated in the cycle of nature, Mr. LOWES was passionate about protecting the Niagara Escarpment from development. Through his work on the Bruce Trail, he helped spur the Ontario government to establish the Niagara Escarpment Commission in 1973. Mr. LOWES was appointed a founding member of the commission, which was formed to regulate development on the escarpment. After serving for about a decade, he resigned in 1984, saying he felt the body was more concerned with local political interests than conservation.
"I'm kind of sorry to be off the commission," he told The Globe and Mail at the time. "But I think it was the only protest I could make. Maybe now they'll pull up their socks and fly right."
Despite the designation of the Niagara Escarpment as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1990, just under half of the Bruce Trail and its 300 kilometres of associated side trails are currently on protected land. The remaining 53 per cent is on private land, although the Bruce Trail Association continues to buy up parcels each year. Last year, more than $1.3-million was spent securing land on the escarpment; the association now manages 2,178 hectares of land. To buy the remaining trail, the association estimates it needs more than $60-million.
After retiring from Stelco in the early 1970s, Mr. LOWES travelled to more than 40 countries and continued to spend as much time as he could hiking and exploring. Seeing himself as a rugged individualist, he was proud of his physical stamina, Mr. CANNON said. He remembers the delight Mr. LOWES took when one May they swam together in Georgian Bay while ice floes floated nearby. Just this summer, he talked to a friend about mathematical patterns found in the natural world. "That brain of his was always working," Mr. ERNEST said.
Although he took to calling himself a "curmudgeon" late in life and "didn't suffer fools lightly," Mr. LOWES received honorary degrees from Brock and McMaster universities for his work on the Bruce Trail. In 2005, The Bruce Trail Association created the Ray Lowes Side Trail in Hamilton in his honour.
Until he turned 90, the year he broke his hip, he had walked five kilometres of the Bruce Trail three or four times a week.
Ray LOWES was born in Saskatchewan on March 23, 1911. He died August 29, 2007, at Saint Peter's Residence at Chedoke in Hamilton after briefly slipping into a coma. He was 96. He was predeceased by his wife Jane, who died in 1986, and by his brothers Warren and Gerald.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
MacLAREN, James Rodney
Accidentally on Monday November 19, 2007 Rodney MacLAREN of Vankleek Hill, Ontario at the age of 57 years. Beloved son of Joy and Don MacLAREN of Ottawa. Predeceased by his wife Alice Rosamond (née LANG.) Loving partner of Susan CONWAY. Cherished father of Geordie (Tara) of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Sonie (Dirk) of New York, New York, James of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Stuart of Vankleek Hill, Ontario and Heather of Ottawa, Ontario. Dearly loved grandfather of Alexa MacLAREN. Fondly remembered by Deana and Britta CONWAY. Dear brother of Charlie (Ciddy) of Ottawa, Ontario. Predeceased by his brother Duncan. Fond uncle of Jennifer CASTLEDINE, Peter and Jill MacLAREN. Relatives and Friends are invited to a Service on Sunday November 25, 2007 at the Knox Presbyterian Church, High Street, Vankleek Hill at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society Hall. Because of Rodney's love and admiration of children the family has requested in memoriam donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation 415 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M8. For expressions of sympathy to the family, by fax: (613) 678-2045 or by e-mail: condolences@hillcrestfuneralhome.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home 151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, Ontario K0B 1R0 613 678-2002.

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McLARIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
MacLACHLAN, Margaret Mowat
November 17th, 2007 at the Cornwall Community Hospital, McConnell Site, at the age of 93. Born in Strathroy, Ontario she was the daughter of The Late Rev. John MacLACHLAN and Janet (MacLARIN.) She is survived by her sister Helen IRWIN, her nephew Michael IRWIN (Sharon,) nieces Janet IRWIN (Gordon CULLINGHAM,) Kathleen IRWIN, and Elizabeth FERRIER. She was predeceased by her sister Isabel FERRIER and her niece Catherine WADDINGTON. Margaret was a graduate of the first class of Bachelor of Nursing of the University of Toronto. She received her Masters Degree in Nursing at University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. She was a Public Health Nurse in Lancaster. She was also a nurse with Victorian Order of Nurses in Cornwall and with The Red Cross in Northern Ontario. She later was a Professor of Nursing at the University of Toronto and the University of New Brunswick. Rested at McArthur Bros. and MacNeil Funeral Home, 428 Second Street East, 613-932-6300. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at a later date. In Memory of Margaret donations to Save the Children Canada, or The Canadian Red Cross, would be appreciated by the family.

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McLARTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
FARMER, Josephine (née ANDERSON)
At Saint_Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough, Ontario on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, Josephine ANDERSON, formerly of Scarborough. Wife of the late George Alfred FARMER. Born June 19, 1907 in Belmont Township to John ANDERSON and Elizabeth WHITNEY. Predeceased by siblings Grace (Allan DAFOE, Ole OLSON), Mary (Frank McKAY), Laura (William PATTERSON,) Isaac (Josephine HOFFMAN,) Irene (Archie Bell CAMPBELL,) Randall (Thelma ASHBY,) and Jane and Clifford who both died young. Dear aunt of Jean (DAFOE) LAKE, U.E., Conrad DAFOE and Lois (McKAY) NOYES, all of Peterborough, Clare McKAY of Belmont Lake, Beverley (ANDERSON) ARNOLD of Newmarket, John CAMPBELL of Aurora, Scott ANDERSON and Joyce (ANDERSON) POST, both of Norwood, Ian ANDERSON of Manitoulin Island and Josephine PERCIVAL of England. Predeceased by nephews Warden (Doc) DAFOE and Clifford (Bud) ANDERSON. Also survived by 32 great-nieces and nephews, 13 great-great nieces and nephews and 4 great-great-great nieces and nephews.
Josephine was an elementary school teacher, teaching in Peterborough, Northumberland and North York counties, for 30 years.
After retirement in December 1971, she and her husband spent 26 winters at their home in Bradenton, Florida. There they enjoyed entertaining their snowbird relatives and Friends.
Josephine moved from Scarborough to Peterborough in October 2004. Resting at the Brett Funeral Chapel, Havelock, Ontario (705) 778-2231 with visiting on Sunday December 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Monday, December 3rd at 2: 30 p.m., Reverend Gloria MASTER and Reverend Kate McLARTY officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Havelock. If desired, donations may be made (by cheque only) to Saint_John's Anglican Church, Havelock or the charity of your choice.

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McLAUCHLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-09 published
DEGRACE, Margaret French (née MacLAUCHLAN)
Wolfville
Passed away peacefully at her cottage at Sebim Beach, Villagedale, Nova Scotia, on July 5, 2007. Peggy was born July 29, 1924 in Kentville, Nova Scotia, the daughter of the late Roderick and Marian (FRINK) MacLAUCHLAN. She spent her early years with her family in Rothesay, New Brunswick, Wolfville and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. She served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Wren (Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service) from 1944 to 1945, working in Halifax, and in 1945 married Robert F. DEGRACE of Seattle, Washington. They made their first home in Seattle and after several years there, and in Corvallis, Oregon, they moved back to Canada in 1952. Eventually they settled in Manor Park in Ottawa, where they lived for thirty years.
Peggy was not only a busy community volunteer (sometimes referred to as "Mrs. Altar Guild"), she was also a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, and a caring friend to many. She took up curling at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Curling Club in Ottawa and developed a love for this sport which stayed with her all her life. She was interested in everything: politics, sports, community events, a good game of cribbage, and, above all, the well- being of family and Friends. In 1984 Peggy and Bob moved to Wolfville, Nova Scotia where they renewed old Friendships and developed many new ones. In Wolfville, Peggy was a member of Saint_John's Anglican Church and worked faithfully for the church. She helped with Meals on Wheels, served on the local hospital auxiliary, and canvassed for many important charities.
Peggy loved her cottage at Sebim Beach, and nothing pleased her more than a sunny day, a warm tide, and lots of children and dogs.
She is survived by her sons John (Judy SIMMS,) Prince George, British Columbia, and Bill, Bermuda; daughters Barbara THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Jim), Kingston, Ontario, Mary KEIRSTEAD (Rod), Caledonia, Nova Scotia, and Anne (Phillip JACKSON,) Nelson, British Columbia her sister, Joan TAPLEY, Cockeysville, Maryland; ten grandchildren several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob, and her brother, Jim MacLAUCHLAN.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 10 at 1: 00 p.m. at Saint_John's Anglican Church, Wolfville, Reverend Cathy-Lee Cunningham officiating, assisted by Canon Russell Elliott. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 568 Main Street, Wolfville (902) 542-2151. Online condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail to lindsayfunerals@ca.ns.aliantzinc.ca.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses Tri-County Branch, 55 Starrs Road, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 2T2; Salvation Army, or the Villagedale Cemetery Fund.
The words of St. Francis: "Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing you have received…but only what you have given: a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage."

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McLAUCHLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
KILLAM, Robert Bradbury " Bob"
87, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2007, with family members at his side. Born and raised in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late George KILLAM and Mabel (WINDSOR) KILLAM, and the brother of Katy Lou (Don) McLAUCHLAN, Alberta; and Windsor KILLAM (deceased in childhood). After graduating from Mount Allison and McGill Universities, he taught mechanical engineering at McGill until 1949, when he returned to Yarmouth to join the family firm, Killam Bros. He ran Killam Bros. until 1991, when he retired both himself and the firm! A passionate volunteer, he served on various boards in the Wesley and Beacon United Church for over 50 years, was the secretary-treasurer of the Old Ladies Home Society for 30 years, and was President of the Windsor Foundation for over 40 years. He loved the town of Yarmouth and served his community as councillor, engineer and mayor; as a director of the Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery; as a member of the town planning board and as a long-time director of the Grand Hotel. His other varied interests included his dear Lake Annis, golf with the boys, curling, and inventing gadgets to solve the insolvable household problems. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Kathleen Mary Miller (MacAULAY;) his cherished daughters, Susan (Michael SCULLY), Shirley (David BETTS) and Sally (Tim McCULLAGH) his devoted grandchildren Stephen and Jennifer and by many nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 4 at 3: 00 p.m. in his beloved Beacon United Church in Yarmouth, with Rev. Leslie Robinson and Rev. Ray Francis officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Friends are welcome to join family members to celebrate Bob's life (and remember his jokes) at a reception immediately following the service. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Email condolences may be sent to: sweenys@ca.ns.aliantzinc.ca or you may sign the guestbook online at www.sweenysfuneralhome.net

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McLAUCHLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-15 published
MILLER, John Clayton, B.A., LLB
Well known, long time Lawyer, and former Solicitor for the City of Belleville, Lifetime Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and former Captain with the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Royal Canadian Army. Passed away peacefully, at home on November 13, 2007 in his 83rd year, surrounded by family and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Margaret and George MILLER and his wife Nancy MILLER (ROBSON.) Much loved father of Victoria MILLER (Robert ANDREWS) Ottawa and Robson MILLER (Vancouver B.C..) Sadly missed by his grandchildren Chris and Sean TASSE, and Deirdre and Lyndon ANDREWS. Dear Brother of Verna FOX (Doug) of Cambridge Ontario and Uncle to Elizabeth (Stephen) MOTZ of San Antonio, Texas. John was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his partner of 5 years, Bessie HUBBLE and her family. The family will receive Friends at Belleville Funeral Home and Chapel, 68 North Front St, , Belleville on Thursday Nov 15 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service in The First Pentecostal Church, 490 Dundas St West, Belleville, Friday Nov 16 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. A.W. MacLAUCHLAN. Reception to follow. Cremation to follow. Donations to Doctor Leveques's Oncology Clinic, Belleville General Hospital, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-23 published
CLOSE, Derril Roberta Maxine
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday, June 21st, 2007. Derril Roberta Maxine CLOSE, of Owen Sound, in her 65th year. Loving mother of Karolyn KING and her husband, James, of Edmonton, John BITTORF and his wife, Tessa, of Owen Sound and Janice BEATTIE and her husband, Walter SCHORBACH, of Massie. Proud grandmother of Jodie, David, Jonathon, Alex, Julia, Steven and Allan. Derril was the dear sister of Merrilyn RYDALL, of Oliphant; the beloved twin sister of Sherril SEVIER and her husband, Jack, of Paris; the most cherished sister of Robyn CLOSE and her husband, Brian LESAUVAGE, of Owen Sound. Dearest best friend of Michael BEAUDON, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, Delbert and Dorothy CLOSE; her dearest sisters, Elizabeth HEIGHES and Doris McLAUGHLIN; her brother-in-law, Doug RYDALL. Derril touched many lives with her beauty, dignity, great sense of style, kindness, her caring for others and compassion. A Memorial Service for Derril CLOSE will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 865 - 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound on Monday, June 25th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Ted CREEN officiating. Visitation at the Church one hour prior to service. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492).

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-24 published
MacLAUGHLIN, Margaret E. (née URRY)
Peacefully, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday, July 22, 2007. Margaret MacLAUGHLIN (née URRY) of Owen Sound in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Ken. Dear mother of Anne and her husband Jim NAKASHIMA and Jim and his wife Elizabeth all of Owen Sound and John and his wife Patchree of Thailand. Sadly missed by four grandchildren Ken and Will MacLAUGHLIN, Bess MacLAUGHLIN- NAKASHIMA and Samual MacLAUGHLIN. Also survived by her sister Frances and her husband Jim ARMSTRONG of British Columbia. Margaret was proudly a teacher for over 55 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-25 published
MacLAUGHLIN, Margaret E. (née URRY)
Peacefully, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday, July 22, 2007. Margaret MacLAUGHLIN (née URRY) of Owen Sound in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Ken. Dear mother of Anne and her husband Jim NAKASHIMA and Jim and his wife Elizabeth all of Owen Sound and John and his wife Patchree of Thailand. Sadly missed by four grandchildren Ken and Will MacLAUGHLIN, Bess MacLAUGHLIN- NAKASHIMA and Samual MacLAUGHLIN. Also survived by her sister Frances and her husband Jim ARMSTRONG of British Columbia. Margaret was proudly a teacher for over 55 years. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Friday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Interment, Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
McBRIDE, Kathleen " Kaye"
Peacefully, with her family by her side on Monday, January 1, 2007 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga. Kaye, age 77 years, beloved wife for 52 years of Joe. Loving mother of Michael (Kim), Tim (Tracy), Pat, Paula BUERGER (Geoffrey) and Suzi. Dear grandmother of Joseph, Marie, Adam and Christopher; Mitchell and Matthew Colin, Brendan and Ian. Survived by her sisters Gladys DYMOND, Rita STUTT (Garnet), Joan SULLIVAN, and Eleanor McLAUGHLIN and by her brother John McLAUGHLIN (Barbara.) Kaye graduated as a registered nurse from Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto. She was an active member of St. Clement Roman Catholic Parish from its inception in 1967. She was a tireless worker for charities including St. Vincent de Paul and ShareLife. President of the Catholic Women's League. She was an avid reader and a member of Markland Wood Country Club, and a past Captain of the ladies section. The family wish to express their sincere thanks to caregivers Hilda (Rosa) GRECO and Liz LOPATNIKOW. Also thanks to Doctor O'CONNOR and nurses Anita, Laurie, Melissa, Rolanda, and Carmen at Trillium Health Centre. Their kindness and compassion will always be appreciated and remembered by the family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2007. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Clement Church, 409 Markland Doctor Etobicoke (at Bloor St.). Cremation to follow. For those who wish, donations made to Share Life, Trillium Health Centre Foundation or to Saint Michael's Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-06 published
She was a co-founder and defender of Ontario's McMichael gallery
With her husband, she was always ready to do battle with anything that threatened the collection. As the more knowledgeable, she was also responsible securing significant donations
By Val ROSS, Page S9
Toronto -- About 35,000 schoolchildren a year troop through the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario Until recently, a white-haired woman with a taste for artistic scarves would often greet them. Sometimes, she'd stoop down to pick up after them -- whisking away stray candy wrappers as scrupulously as if the gallery were her own house.
Once, it was. Signe McMICHAEL was one half of the couple who created the collection of works by Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, David Milne and the Group of Seven, and Inuit and Woodland art and sculpture. She and her husband, Robert, donated 200 paintings to the public in 1965, along with the house that contained them known as Tapawingo (Place of Joy) -- and the forest in which it sits, about 40 kilometres northwest of Toronto.
"The sense of home that pervades the place today is due to her," said Tom SMART, director of the McMichael. "That kind of feel is her legacy."
"Without this remarkable couple, there would be no gallery," wrote author Pierre Berton, a lifelong friend and defender of the McMichaels, in a letter to The Globe and Mail in 1981. "[They] gave the best years of their lives to the fulfilment of that dream. And when the dream was complete, they turned it over to the people of Ontario -- everything -- the astonishing collection of paintings, the unique log building in which they were housed, and the setting itself -- perhaps the most valuable piece of rural real estate in the province."
Mr. Berton, the champion, invoked the ghost of Canada's first prime minister and aimed his lance directly at Queen's Park, which had decided to close the gallery and the estate (and with it the McMichael's home), for two years.
"In the light of the ludicrous and contradictory statements being made on behalf of the gallery's board and the Government, it is pertinent to question the real motives of the bureaucrats," Mr. Berton wrote. "For none of the arguments has been convincing. As Sir John A. Macdonald once said, in a different context, 'It won't catch the blindest.' The suspicion lingers that the civil servants are trying to get rid of the McMichaels. The public, surely, will not stand for this shabby treatment. Every Canadian who has spent an afternoon at this unique and splendid gallery owes a debt to Robert and Signe McMICHAEL."
The McMICHAELs were always ready to skirmish with anyone they sensed who wanted to move the collection or the institution away from its founders' vision, with Robert doing the talking, and Signe frowning and nodding vigorously in the background.
Her family, the Sorensons, immigrated to Canada from Denmark in 1927. They arrived when Signe was 6, settling in the Peace River district of Alberta. Her mother, Anna Tera, died shortly after, leaving Soren SORENSON to bring up his three daughters, Astrid, Signe, and Helen, in the approaching Depression. Yet Signe always spoke of a happy childhood, with a pony, a dog cart and explorations on cross-country skis.
A good scholar with a prodigious memory, she graduated from Alberta College in the opening days of the Second World War and was hired into the communications branch of the Royal Canadian Air Force. With demobilization, she took jobs in commercial radio in Edmonton, Vancouver -- and then Toronto, where she met a tall, confident salesman who told her he was building a business that offered bridal photography services.
"When I first met her, Signe SORENSON was employed as a continuity writer at [Toronto's] radio station CKEY," Robert McMICHAEL wrote in his autobiography, One Man's Obsession. "Impressed with the care and attention she gave to writing and scheduling the brief, inexpensive bridal commercials I purchased, I found that I was also personally attracted to her. In spite of the small salary I could offer, I was able to lure her to work at my photographic studio."
This passage is one of the longest Mr. McMICHAEL wrote about the woman who would become his loyal wife for the next 54 years.
"The title of his book tells it all," said Geoffrey ZIMMERMAN, who was Ms. McMICHAEL's legal representative on the McMichael gallery board. "But the thing that always struck me was what a complementary partnership it was. Bob was full of bravado, he could bully or charm; Signe was quiet but methodical."
"I always felt he kept her under a basket," said Dennis REID, senior curator of Canadian art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. "And I always liked her sweet disposition and gentle heart."
The pair married in 1949. Two years later, Robert went to see some bush land outside Toronto on the Humber River (and here his prose becomes genuinely romantic): "My pulse quickened and I knew I was falling in love at first sight; an affair that would last a lifetime. That evening, as I tried to describe the forests and hills above the yawning valley with its twisted river… Signe smiled at me and, I could see, was making allowances for gross exaggeration."
But she fell in love, too, and they bought six hectares. As Robert's photography business morphed into packaging products targeted at the newlywed market, he travelled the continent, leaving Ms. McMICHAEL to handle the construction of their new house. Soon, they were wealthy enough to fill it with Canadian landscape art.
By the late 1950s, Tapawingo had become famous for paintings and parties, with neighbours such as the Bertons, and surviving members of the Group of Seven, the famed association of landscape artists that included Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald and Frederick Varley. Tom Thomson was Friends with most of the members but died before the group was formed. Later, the group expanded to include L.L. FitzGerald, Edwin Holgate and A.J. Casson.
As it happens, Jackson and Varley lived out some of their final years at Tapawingo, and some members of the group are buried on the property.
In 1965, the McMichaels convinced the provincial government to take over Tapawingo's operating costs and create a public gallery. In return, they were given the unusual right to live on-site, all expenses paid, and to occupy two of the five positions on the gallery's board. In 1968, after more McMichael lobbying, the gallery won Crown status, which meant that gifts could be written off against donors' income -- a precedent for all art patrons in Canada.
One who gave to the McMichael was Colonel Sam McLAUGHLIN, president of General Motors of Canada. "I doubt that but for Signe's Friendship with Isabel McLAUGHLIN that the colonel would have given his collection," Mr. ZIMMERMAN said.
By 1980, the gallery had become a conservationist's nightmare. The couple was ousted so the building could be fireproofed, repaired and expanded. In 1981, Ontario taxpayers paid $298,544 to buy them a big new house in nearby Belfountain, but it wasn't the same. They were unhappy to be away from home. "We'd still rather have Tapawingo," Mr. McMichael said.
Another festering issue was the gallery's mandate. According to the original deal, it was to collect works by artists "who have made contributions to the development of Canadian art." But what is "Canadian art"? In 1996, after curators installed a modernistic steel-and-concrete sculpture by John McEwen on the long entrance drive where the couple had once planted saplings by hand, the landscape-loving McMichaels sued Ontario for breach of contract. In June, 2000, they won. Ontario passed legislation that restored their board positions and reaffirmed that the gallery's mandate lay predominantly in realistic imagery.
This was the art loved by Ms. McMICHAEL, in particular. John RYERSON, now director of the Varley Gallery in Markham, Ontario, chatted with her about the collection in the 16 years he worked at the McMichael. "She was the more knowledgeable," he recalled, "though profoundly overshadowed by Bob."
Mr. McMICHAEL died in 2003. "He was the love of her life," Mr. ZIMMERMAN said. "After, she was preoccupied with her memories."
But for as long as she could, he said, despite knee surgery, she would go to the gallery to greet the schoolchildren.
Signe Kirsten Sorenson McMICHAEL was born February 10, 1921, in Sandersig, Denmark. She died of heart disease in Toronto on Wednesday evening. She was 86. She is survived by her older sister, Astrid WRIGHT. She will be buried at Tapawingo beside her husband, amid the graves of the Group of Seven. The graveyard was created by the Province of Ontario and is restricted to members of the Group of Seven, their wives and the founders. The graves are laid out in a circle, with rocks from the Canadian Shield as headstones. Members of the group not interred there are Franklin Carmichael, Edwin Holgate, L.L. FitzGerald and J.E. MacDonald.
The funeral will be held at the gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario, at 11 a.m. on Monday.

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
BEECROFT- STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Eleanor Chambers (née NORTON)
Actress, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and lifetime inspiration, Eleanor BEECROFT- STEWARD/STEWART/STUART died on September 20, 2007 in her 102nd year. Born in London, Ontario on September 8, 1906, she was the only child of Andrew Christie NORTON and Eleanor May McLAUGHLIN. Fond memories of her remarkable and graceful life will be carried by daughters Jane BEECROFT of Bancroft, Norma BEECROFT (late Doctor Ronald TURNER) of Bowmanville, son Stuart BEECROFT (Barbara) of Toronto, Carolyn ALLAN (Doug) of Whitby, and Dierdre, widow of her late son Eric (who died 2004 in England) as well as grandchildren Julian BEECROFT (Ulla,) Matthew BEECROFT (Kate DAVIS,) Deborah KERNOHAN (Dale) and John ALLAN (Jennifer,) Amy BEECROFT and Trevor BEECROFT. Eleanor was proud great-grandmother to Taylor, Jordan, Amanda, Nicole, Michael, Greta, Sam and Lydia.
Eleanor will be sorely missed by her many Friends and extended theatrical family. The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude for the affection and great medical and nursing care accorded her at Kensington Gardens nursing home.
Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Friday, September 28, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. There will be a reception at Toronto Performing Arts Lodge, 110 The Esplanade following interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Performing Arts Lodges of Canada, 110 The Esplanade, Toronto, OntarioN M5E 1X9 would be most appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
BEECROFT- STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Eleanor Chambers (née NORTON)
Actress, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and lifetime inspiration, Eleanor BEECROFT- STEWARD/STEWART/STUART died on September 20, 2007 in her 102nd year. Born in London, Ontario on September 8, 1906, she was the only child of Andrew Christie NORTON and Eleanor May McLAUGHLIN. Fond memories of her remarkable and graceful life will be carried by daughters Jane BEECROFT of Bancroft, Norma BEECROFT (late Doctor Ronald TURNER) of Bowmanville, son Stuart BEECROFT (Barbara) of Toronto, Carolyn ALLAN (Doug) of Whitby, and Dierdre, widow of her late son Eric (who died 2004 in England) as well as grandchildren Julian BEECROFT (Ulla,) Matthew BEECROFT (Kate DAVIS,) Deborah KERNOHAN (Dale) and John ALLAN (Jennifer,) Amy BEECROFT and Trevor BEECROFT. Eleanor was proud great-grandmother to Taylor, Jordan, Amanda, Nicole, Michael, Greta, Sam and Lydia.
Eleanor will be sorely missed by her many Friends and extended theatrical family. The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude for the affection and great medical and nursing care accorded her at Kensington Gardens nursing home.
Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Friday, September 28, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. There will be a reception at Toronto Performing Arts Lodge, 110 The Esplanade following interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Performing Arts Lodges of Canada, 110 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X9 would be most appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-17 published
McLAUGHLIN, Elizabeth
Born Montreal, May 6, 1922. After a long illness Elizabeth died peacefully in Victoria, on October 4th, 2007. She was predeceased by her parents Frederick and Helen, and by her brother. After serving in the Canadian Army during the war, Elizabeth worked for the Sunday School Caravan Mission in Western Canada with Eva Hasell. Following graduation from McGill (MSW) in 1947, she became Executive Director of Humewood House Toronto, a home for unwed mothers. Most of her professional life was spent as Director of Social Services, Douglas Hospital, Montreal. A stern but very fair taskmaster, Elizabeth treated everyone with the utmost respect. She was a lifelong Anglican, whose faith led her to work with many different groups of people in and outside the church. She had a profound impact on all whom she met. Elizabeth retired to Victoria in 1990, and for the last five years was a resident of Central Care Home. Our deepest gratitude to Carol and the staff of the fifth floor for their care, support and devotion. Elizabeth will be deeply missed by her Friends at Saint_John the Divine and at PFLAG. Service at Saint_John the Divine Church, 1611 Quadra, on Friday October 19 at 2 p.m. For those who wish, memorial donations made be made to British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3150 Napier Lane, Victoria, V8T 4V5 or to Foster Parents Plan, 95 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 1001, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 3B5.

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-04 published
DAWSON, Doctor J. Anthony " Tony"
Suddenly at Georgetown Hospital on Friday November 30, 2007, in his 81st year. Beloved father of Jennifer McLAUGHLIN and her husband Michael, and adored grandfather of Regan and Justin. Loving husband of the late Janet (POWELL) DAWSON. Tony will be sorely missed by countless students, colleagues, Friends and family members around the world who cherished his warmth, talent and humour. Alumnus of Bembridge School, Oxford University, and the University of Toronto and former teacher at the Upper Canada College, Hillfield College, and St. Andrew's College. Former Chairman of the Theory Department at the Royal Conservatory of Music, he was made an Honourary Fellow of the Conservatory upon his retirement, in appreciation for his contributions. Tony will be mourned by innumerable people whose hearts he touched, and to whose lives he changed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 416-488-1101. A Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 10th at St. Timothy's Anglican Church (Ridley Blvd. and Old Orchard Grove) at 1: 00 o'clock.

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-19 published
KUTNEY, Angela Bernice
Passed away peacefully on December 16 with her children close by. She will be remembered always by her daughter Angie McLAUGHLIN and husband Gary, Prospect, Nova Scotia; son Patrick, Whitby grand_son Kyle McLAUGHLIN and wife Carrie, Calgary; great-grand_son Finn and his little brother due in March. She also leaves behind her sisters, Marge DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of Toronto, and Mae BAKER, Port Orange, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband Michael Patrick, whom she tended with care during his lengthy illness, and her brother Ernie PUCHALSKY. Bernie had a special sense of style and took great pride in her home. She maintained she enjoyed housework (except for ironing, which she said she didn't dislike: she just didn't enjoy.) A highlight of her later life was the trip she made with her children in 2004 revisiting her hometown of Canora, Saskatchewan. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village (Ajax) 905-428-8488 from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2007. The Funeral Mass will be held at Saint_Issac Jogues (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering, West of Liverpool Rd. and Finch Ave.) on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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McLAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-10 published
McLAY, Donald " Dan"
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away January 10, 2006.
No farther away than a picture
A smile, or a remembered phrase
Our loved one lives in our memory
So close in so many ways.
- Lovingly remembered by wife Susie and family.

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McLAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-30 published
McLAY, Floyd Kenneth
At Grey Bruce Health Services-Markdale, on Wednesday August 29, 2007, Floyd Kenneth McLAY of Berkeley in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie McLAY. Loving father of Pearl McLAY of Owen Sound and Darlene (Lloyd) GANTON of Onaping. Grandfather of Greg GANTON and Amanda (Henry) DUMAIS. Great-grandfather of Landen DUMAIS. Dear brother of Mae BAINES and Reta JOHNSON both of Markdale and Wilfred McLAY of Delhi. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Ruby LOUGHEED and Marie PARLEE. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Saturday September 1st from noon until time of funeral service of 2: 00 p.m. Cremation followed by interment in Berkeley Community Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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McLAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-12 published
ACTON, Nancy Armstrong (née JAMIESON)
Peacefully at Central Place in Owen Sound, on Monday, December 10th, 2007. Nancy Armstrong ACTON (née JAMIESON,) of Owen Sound and formerly of Hamilton, in her 81st year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Alex ACTON. Nancy is survived by her sisters and brothers, Liz, Patricia, Russell, Gwen, Velda and Warren. Nancy will be sadly missed by her niece, Verl McLAY and her husband, Bill MASTERSON, of Owen Sound, many other nieces and nephews and her Friends, Micky and Pat KAYE, of Leith. Predeceased by her parents and her sister, Karol. Nancy was a retired employee of Eaton's of Canada and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #622, Stoney Creek for sixteen years. She lived a great life. A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Nancy ACTON will be held at a later date. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492).

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McLAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
HAWKE, Alberta Maude (BURLEY)
Peacefully at the Dearness Nursing Home, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, Alberta Maude HAWKE (BURLEY) in her 86th year. Predeceased by beloved husband Lount (1967) and two daughters Judy DANN (1984) and Susan ROGERS (1980.) Dear mother of Larry (Beverley,) Sharon (Ron) McLAY, Peter (Johanna) and Tim HAWKE. Survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Friday, January 5th, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Victor BROWN officiating. Interment in Stoke's Bay. Donations to London Health Sciences Centre, Cancer Program or Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Alberta Hawke.

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