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McCRABB o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-22 published
HANDSON, Elsie (née MILSON) "Aunt Elsie"
At the Independent Order of Odd Fellows home in Barrie on Monday August 20, 2007 at age 95 years. Elsie HANDSON beloved wife of the late Harry HANDSON. Elsie beloved sister of Jessie NEWTON (Pete,) and the late Bill MILSON, Vera McCRABB, Katie FULLER, Everett MILSON. Loved by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home “Georgian Chapel&rdquo 264 Burton Ave. (between Essa Rd. and Huronia Rd.) Barrie on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday August 24th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will be held at Walters Falls Cemetery on Friday at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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McCRACKEN 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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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-19 published
MacCANNELL, Nina May (née SMITH)
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday November 12, 2007. Nina May MacCANNELL (née SMITH) in her 91st year. She resided at Manitoulin Island, Markdale and the Hamilton area. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm Alexander MacCANNELL. Dear mother of Jim MacCANNELL of Dundas, Mary TOWNSEND of Hamilton, Kathy STODDART (George) of Chatsworth, Anne NORRIS (Rodger) of Mount Forest, Clara SAVELLI (Nicholas) of Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Carolyn McCRACKEN of Durham. Sadly missed by her sister Lila GOULETT and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sons Maurice and John, daughters Betty and Maxine, and brothers George GREXSTON and Robert SMITH. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Monday November 19, 2007 from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Tuesday November 20th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-12-19 published
BAKER, Eckhard Joseph
Veteran of World War 2 - Gunner, Royal Canadian Air Force
Peacefully on Monday December 10, 2007 at Extendicare, Haliburton in his 84th year. Eck, of Stayner, beloved husband of Mary for over 62 years. Loving father of Mary and her husband Bill YOUNG of Mississauga, Carol and her husband John WATKINS of Waterloo and Anne and her husband Brad McCRACKEN of Haliburton. Dear grandpa to Trisha, Darren, Colin, David, Jillian, Nicholas, Amanda, Katie, Laura, Elizabeth, Todd and Krista and great-grandpa to Rachel, Andrew, Evan, Madison, Ashleigh, Ainsley and Michael. Survived by his sister-in-law Rose BAKER. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner (1-866-428-2637) Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Friday December 14, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m.. Cremation with Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto. Remembrances to The Lung Association or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by Eck's family. For further information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com
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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-03 published
EDWARDS, Jean Margaret
Jean Margaret EDWARDS passed away in Calgary at the Rockyview Hospital on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at the age of 93 years. Jean always cherished the memory of her parents, Doctor W.F. EDWARDS and Anna EDWARDS (née McCRACKEN.) She was born in Airdrie on May 4, 1914. After elementary school in Airdrie, Jean attended Crescent Heights High School followed by Calgary Normal School at the campus which is now S.A.I.T. During the 1930's she taught in country schools at Acadia Valley, Inverness, Melvin and Turner Valley. During the war, she left teaching to work at the Dewinton Flying School and CFAC Radio, followed by five years at Consolidated Mining. Then it was back to teaching at Canmore (1952-1954) and at various Calgary Elementary Schools (Rideau Park, Sunalta, Wildwood and Buchanan), before retiring in 1978. While with the Calgary Board of Education, she completed her B.A. and B.Ed. at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto. During her retirement at Point McKay she completed a book on the history of the Edwards and McCracken families. She was a faithful member of the congregation of Parkdale United Church, where she made many new Friends. Jean is survived by her brother Stanley and his wife Jean, of Toronto; nephews Paul, David, Doug, Jim and John and by eight great-nieces and nephews. 'Auntie Jean' will be especially missed by her Calgary family, Paul and his wife, Helen HEACOCK and Rebecca, Alasdair and Conor, and her youngest nephew John. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Parkdale United Church or Ecole Edwards Elementary, 324 - 3 Avenue N.E., Airdrie, Alberta T4B 1R7. A Funeral Celebration will be held at a later date at Parkdale United Church. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com. Foster's Garden Chapel Funeral Home and Crematorium Telephone: 297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial www.fostersgardenchapel.com

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McCRAE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-12 published
BECKETT, Donald Alexander
Suddenly at his residence on Monday, January 8th 2007. Don BECKETT of Derby Township in his 69th year. Cherished friend of Mavis WINCH and her son David. Dear brother-in-law of Marylon and Everett HALL, Sandra SMITH and Jim McCRAE, Terry and Donna KUHL, and Wendy and Glen McKEE. Brother of Ken and Eileen, Wilmer and Mabel, Hugh and Jondra. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Brenda (nee KUHL,) and parents Grant and Maggie BECKETT. A private family service will be held at a later date. At Don's request cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence to the family may be made at www.tannahill.com

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McCRAE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-12 published
MALE, Ronald Allan
Peacefully on July 10, 2007 with his family by his side in his 75th year. Beloved husband to Barbara (GALLANT.) Loving father to Sandra POMEROY (Dave), Roy, Ronnie and Julie STOCKL (Rob). Loving granddad to Michael, Emily, Laura, Rebecca, Joely. Predeceased by his mother Jessie DRAGER (McCRAE) and his father Charles MALE. Nephew to Laurine MARTIN. Ron was a loyal and long time employee of Versa Food Services. At Ron's request cremation has already taken place. Ron's family will receive Friends and relatives at a Celebration of his Life at Upper James Chapel of Cresmount Funeral Home, 1020 Upper James Street, Hamilton on Friday from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to Doctors Without Borders would be appreciated. Cresmount “Upper James Chapel&rdquo

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McCRAE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-14 published
METHEREL, J. Allen
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Sunday August 12, 2007. In his 78th year, J. Allen METHEREL. Loved father of Hedley, John and his wife Donna, Doug and his wife Laurna, Mitch and Devin. Loved grandfather of nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dear brother of Bernice (Mrs. Walter McCRAE,) Don and his wife Vi, Howard, George, Betty (Mrs. Jack ELLIOT/ELLIOTT), Lloyd and his wife Betty and Irene ROGERS. Brother-in-law of Pat (Mrs. Bernard METHEREL.) Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Kimberly and his brother Bernard. Friends are invited to a “Come and Go” at the Church of Christ, 835 - 10th Avenue East, Owen Sound on Wednesday August 15, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (and may be made by calling Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home 519-376-2326).

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McCRAE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-29 published
DEWAR, Kenneth
(Retired - Bell Canada and Real Estate in Toronto and Niagara)
Peacefully on Thursday December 27th, 2007 at Extendicare Mississauga. Loving Dad to Dan and his wife Lynda, Lori DEWAR- GERSTENECKER and her husband Ralph, Doug and his wife Laura. Beloved and devoted Grandpa to Paul and Jennifer DEWAR, Katie URAM, Matthew and Sarah DEWAR and Brett HORNER. Brother of Hector (Barrie,) Margaret McCRAE (Burnaby, British Columbia), Ruth Anne DEWAR (Owen Sound). He will be fondly remembered by 37 nieces and nephews throughout Canada. A Celebration of Kenneth's life will take place at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre-Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (2 blks. south of Eglinton on Dixie Rd.) 905-602-1580 on Saturday January 5th at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment to take place in the spring in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Owen Sound. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. “Forget-Me-Not&rdquo

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McRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
McRAE, Ethel
In loving memory of a dear Mum, Nana and wife Ethel, who passed away 8 years ago today. Maybe we can't touch your hand, Or see your smiling face, And maybe we can't hear your voice, Or feel your warm embrace. But there is something we'll always have, Tucked away in our hearts, Our love for you, your love for us, Will never let us part. Always loved and sadly missed by Wendy, Yvonne, John and families.

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McCRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-28 published
McCRAE, Guthrie
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, June 3, 1940, Guthrie left us to tickle the ivories with the angels on May 23, 2007. His music will be carried on by those left behind: Wife Noreen, Daughters Shauna and Kendra. Sister Sheena (Robert), Nieces Joanne and Fiona (Roddy) in Scotland. Mother-in-law Irene SHAY/SHEA, Sisters-in-law Heather and Patricia (Doug), Niece Kim and many Friends. Thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Burnaby General Hospital and Saint Michael's Hospice for the care they provided. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, British Columbia 604.589.2559. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the British Columbia Cancer Society or Saint Michael's Hospice.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-07 published
BRAILEY, Moira Joyce (July 18, 1919-June 3, 2007)
Died peacefully at West Park Long Term Care Centre. Joyce suffered for many years with a debilitating heart condition and osteoporosis. She always managed, however, to be cheerful and interested in all her family. Her husband, George died in 2003. Joyce leaves two daughters, Seonaid BRAILEY and Moira MacRAE (Garth.) She was a truly wonderful Nana to Justin MacRAE, Krista BRAILEY, Gail MacRAE (Allan LAURENT), and Heather MacRAE (Chris O'CONNOR). Joyce had a very special relationship with her great-granddaughter, Jordan TUCKER- MacRAE and great-grandchildren, Sam and Leigha BRETT, Haley MacRAE, Finlay and Emma O'CONNOR and Philippe GIGUERE. Joyce was born in Scotland, the youngest of 5 girls. She had a degree in Art and always enjoyed costume design. She spent her career as a teacher and found her happiest and most memorable time at Bialik Hebrew Day School, where the students, staff and families became long standing Friends. Joyce lived at West Park Long Term Care Centre for her last 5 years. She and her family appreciated the help and support provided by the dedicated staff, who treated her with kindness and dignity. Private arrangements have been made. If you wish, a donation may be made to the West Park Foundation 82 Buttonwood Avenue, Toronto, M6M 2J5 or the charity of your choice.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-18 published
KAVANAGH, Millicent Constance (née McRAE)
After a full and valuable life, and a short but courageous struggle against cancer, Millicent passed away in Ottawa on June 14th, 2007, in her 78th year. Millicent was the daughter of Douglas and Constance (DINGLE) of Toronto. She leaves behind her husband of 50 years, Robert, her children, Stephen and Judy, her brother Kenneth McRAE and his wife Dorothea, her nieces Patricia, Sandra, Karen, and Susan McRAE. Millicent's life was centred around music. She was a piano pupil of Lubka Kolessa in Toronto and her subsequent teaching career reflected the influence of that renowned performer. She commenced her teaching career in Toronto. This was followed by over 20 years in Fredericton, then another 23 years in Ottawa. She was much loved by her students, who ranged from beginners to retirees. A one time music critic for the Fredericton Daily Gleaner, she was active in many musical organizations including the Registered Music Teachers' Associations in New Brunswick and Ontario, music festivals in Fredericton and Ottawa and Gilbert and Sullivan Societies in Fredericton and Ottawa. Friends are invited to visit the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, June 21st at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival or the Ottawa Hospital would be appreciated.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
BAKER, John Edmund " Jack"
Born 23 August, 1916 in Lindsay, Ontario; died 20 June, 2007, Toronto, Ontario.
son of William John BAKER and Elizabeth SCOTT of Lindsay, Ontario.
An honours graduate of University College, University of Toronto in English and History (1937), Jack began his teaching career in 1939 in Beaverton, Ontario, soon followed by a position at North Bay C.I. and V.S. (1940-54) where his vocation as a teacher was confirmed by the respect and affection he enjoyed from his students.
He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and as a Flight Lieutenant taught under the Commonwealth Air Training Command at Portage La Prairie and Brandon, Manitoba. Returning to North Bay after the war, he moved to Etobicoke in 1955, opening Alderwood Collegiate as its first principal. He then opened Thistletown Collegiate in 1957.
During the 1960s he was promoted to a variety of administrative roles with the Etobicoke Board of Education, culminating in his appointment as its Director of Education in 1972; he stayed in this position until his retirement in 1977.
He is survived by his son John and wife June, and his son Scott and partner Blair, and three grandchildren, Allyson, Angela and Neil, and one great-grandchild, Adam. He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (McRAE) in 1994.
At Jack's request, there will be a private cremation and later interment at the Old Stone Church in Beaverton. Friends are invited to a reception to be held at the Markland Wood Golf and Country Club, Bloor at Markland Drive, Etobicoke on Wednesday June 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Jack had a remarkable enthusiasm for life and took enormous delight in the divine comedy of it. The family wishes to thank Jack's wonderful neighbours and Friends who so enriched his life. No flowers but please consider a donation to the charity of your choice in Jack's memory.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-26 published
McCABE, Marjory Jean
Marnie passed away on Monday, June 25th, 2007 at Leisure World, O'Connor Gate. Predeceased by her husband Doctor Robert Wylie McCABE. Loving mother of Christine ROSS and Mark McCABE. Dear grandmother of Matthew and Stephanie ROSS and Madeleine and Julia McCABE. She will be missed by her oldest friend Doctor Isabel MacRAE, and the Burden and Murray families. Marnie attended Havergal College, St. Hilda's, University of Toronto and the Toronto Normal School. She was a primary specialist and taught kindergarten for many years. She loved the joy and laughter of all young children. Marnie will be truly missed. Visitation and tea reception will be held at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday, June 28th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-28 published
McCABE, Marjory Jean
Marnie passed away on Monday, June 25th, 2007 at Leisure World, O'Connor Gate. Predeceased by her husband Doctor Robert Wylie McCABE. Loving mother of Christine ROSS and Mark McCABE. Dear grandmother of Matthew and Stephanie ROSS and Madeleine and Julia McCABE. She will be missed by her oldest friend Doctor Isabel MacRAE, and the Burden and Murray families. Marnie attended Havergal College, St. Hilda's, University of Toronto and the Toronto Normal School. She was a primary specialist and taught kindergarten for many years. She loved the joy and laughter of all young children. Marnie will be truly missed. Visitation and tea reception will be held at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday, June 28th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
MacRAE, Dorothy Frances (née EASTON)
Unexpectedly, but peacefully of leukemia on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Etobicoke General Hospital at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Glen, loving mother of Larry and his wife Rose and Bruce and his wife Debbie. Dearest grandmother of Craig, Ryan and Darren. She will be fondly remembered and missed by her many Friends and family. A memorial service will be held at St. Philip Anglican Church, 31 St. Phillips Road, on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 416-767-3153. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dorothy's memory to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
MURRAY, Margaret " Maggie" (née BAIRD)
After a brief illness and 96 productive years, Margaret "Maggie" (BAIRD) MURRAY died on Monday, July 9, 2007. Born in Outremont, Quebec, she lived most of her adult life in her beloved downtown Toronto.
Margaret first worked as a teacher, then obtained a degree in Library Science from U of T. She accepted an appointment to the Toronto Public Library, later holding positions at the Ontario Addiction Research Fdn., TransCanada Airlines, and the Ontario School of Hygiene. She finished a distinguished career as Chief Librarian for the University of Toronto Law School, where she treasured her relationships with colleagues, students and faculty.
Maggie was a warm and loyal friend. She had a wonderful sense of humour and will be remembered as a raconteuse extraordinaire She had a passionate belief in the value of literacy and education as the keys to success and fulfillment. With a lively interest in the performing arts scene in Toronto, she loved attending concerts, plays, music and dance events. Her volunteer activities included the Red Cross, The United Church Archives, and English as a Second Language coaching.
Maggie was a prodigious and talented knitter. She furnished Friends and family with a steady supply of hand-knit socks, leaving tangible, multi-coloured and "therapeutic" reminders of her generosity and affection. A wonderful role model, she never relinquished her good manners or positive attitude, persevering with good cheer through changing times and circumstances.
Margaret was predeceased by her father, John R. BAIRD, and her mother, Edith K. (McLELLAN) BAIRD, as well as by a brother, Norman and a sister, Fallie. She was devoted to her surviving family - her sister Janet H. (BAIRD) MacRAE of Goderich, sister-in-law Jean Murray COLE, nieces and nephews Duncan MacRAE, Anne (MacRAE) WHEELOCK, Sally COLE, Leslie (COLE) CRUMP, Ian COLE, Alan COLE, Catherine (COLE) WOOD, and Emily COLE. Special Friends Diana Crawford and Mary-Virginia Hart are remembered with affection and gratitude.
At Margaret's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to honour her memory may do so by making a donation to the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Trust Fund (T.P.L.), 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R5, the National Ballet Co. of Canada, or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be addressed to: The Simple Alternative, 275 Les Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V1.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-10 published
MacRAE, Donald Gordon " Don"
(World War 2 Royal Navy)
On Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at Kingston General Hospital after a short illness, aged 87. Beloved husband of Joan MacRAE (nee IRWIN) for 54 years. Much loved father of Andrew, Heather (Barry ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) and Christopher (Megan WILLOUGHBY.) Loved grandfather of Chloe and Keiran MacRAE, Leigh, Drew and Cara ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, and Emma and Hugh MacRAE. Brother of the late John Montye "Bubs," Morson Leith "Bill" and Eleanor Abbott "Sis". son of Albert Montye and Eleanor Marjorie (LEITH) MacRAE. Born in Oakville, Ontario, Don served in the Royal Navy from 1940 to 1945, after which he began his career at Canadian Charts and Supplies, moving to Gananoque in 1967 when the company merged operations with Canadian Graphic Controls. He worked in senior management, becoming Vice President, Sales and Marketing, until his retirement in 1985. Don also served the Gananoque community in a number of roles, most notably as Chairman of the Waterfront Development Community and President of the Thousand Islands Foundation for the Performing Arts. Cremation. A celebration of his life will be held at the Thousand Islands Playhouse (Firehall Theatre), Gananoque on Sunday September 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation or the Thousand Islands Foundation for the Performing Arts. For further information please contact Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario. (613) 548-7973.
Online Guestbook: www.reidfuneralhome.com.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
JARRELL, Donna (November 12, 1925-September 15, 2007)
Beloved wife of the late Jim JARRELL, loving mother of Jim and Nancy JARRELL and dear grandmother to Jennifer Jarrell McRAE, Joshua JARRELL, Danielle and Stefan GNOYKE, Amy and Reid NEUFELD. Donna passed away peacefully after many battles. She will be remembered for her love of family and Friends, curling and tennis and road trips with her best friend and husband. Special thanks to the Angels at Sunrise. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2007 in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
MacRAE, Donald Gordon " Don"
(World War 2 RN)
on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at Kingston General Hospital after a short illness, aged 87. Beloved husband of Joan MacRAE (nee IRWIN) for 54 years. Much loved father of Andrew, Heather (Barry ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) and Christopher (Megan WILLOUGHBY.) Loved grandfather of Chloe and Keiran MacRAE, Leigh, Drew and Cara ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, and Emma and Hugh MacRAE. Brother of the late John Montye "Bubs," Morson Leith "Bill" and Eleanor Abbott "Sis". son of Albert Montye and Eleanor Marjorie (LEITH) MacRAE. Cremation. A celebration of his life will be held at the Thousand Islands Playhouse (Firehall Theatre), Gananoque on Sunday September 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (Kingston General Hospital) or the Thousand Islands Foundation for the Performing Arts. For further information please contact Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario. (613) 548-7973.
Online Guestbook: www.reidfuneralhome.com.

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McRAE 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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McCRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-05 published
McCRAE, Armour Livingstone
Mayor, City of Welland, Ontario 1953-58
Passed away, on Saturday, November 3, 2007, at Toronto, in his 91st year. Armour is survived by his beloved wife Heather (nee MONTGOMERY,) and his two loving sons and their families: Armour and Eydie McCRAE of Guelph and granddaughter Cara (Mike;) James McCRAE of Barrie, daughter-in-law Brooke McCRAE and grand_son Jamie of Brampton; and by his two loving daughters and their families: Wendy and Bruce DUNNING of Newmarket and grand-daughters Abbey and Rebecca; and Donna CREIGHTON of Toronto; and by his daughter-in-law Margaret McCRAE and granddaughter Jessica. Predeceased by his cherished first wife Jessie King (MAINS) McCRAE, and by his son Nichol. son of the late Nichol and Emily McCRAE of Welland, dear brother of Margaret Mccrae MORO and Rudy MORO of London. Predeceased by brothers Alex, James and Charles.
Of all positions aspired to or later achieved, being Mayor of the City of Welland was always first and foremost in his heart, and the one for which he wishes most to be remembered. Elected President of the then Association of Ontario Mayors and Reeves 1956-57. In 1958, as Mayor he presided over the centennial celebrations of the city, and in that same year was the first to be honoured in receiving the Citizen of the Year Award for Welland-Crowland. He was invited by the Queen to attend her Coronation at Westminster Abbey, and was the recipient of the coronation medal. A well-known after-dinner and convention speaker, he addressed the British Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Belfast, Ireland in 1953. On two occasions he was the speaker representing Canada (France and the United States also being represented) at the Annual Flag Day Celebration at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York, U.S.A. Armour always promoted a better understanding between English and French-speaking Canada, and to that end, was instrumental in "twinning" the city of Welland with the Québec city of Sorel. Member and Vice-Chairman of the Ontario Municipal Board 1958-83; seconded from the Board to be Chief Hearing Officer for the Parkway Belt West hearings in 1976, and seconded again to be Chief Hearing Officer for the Niagara Escarpment Plan hearings from 1980-83.
Friends may call on Tuesday, November 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral service will be held at Willowdale Presbyterian Church (38 Ellerslie Avenue), on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Private family interment at Westminster Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Willowdale Presbyterian Church, 38 Ellerslie Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 1X8 or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E8 Condolences www.rskane.ca
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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
McRAE, Mary Agnes
Mary died peacefully at the Leaside Retirement Residence, Toronto, on Tuesday, November 6 2007 in her 78th year. Dear sister of Robert (Joan) of Peterborough. Loving aunt of Douglas McRAE of Brighton. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Ian and Lena McRAE, and by her nephew Ian. She is fondly remembered by her cousin, James CORRIGAN of Evanston, Illinois and by her Vancouver cousins. Mary will also be missed and remembered by her Friends and by the many people whose lives she touched by her courage and her indomitable spirit. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Deer Park Anglican Church 1570 Yonge St (at Heath) in Toronto on Tuesday, November 13 at 3.00 p.m. Cremation has taken place; the Interment will be held at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough at a later date. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Church Deer Park or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Leaside Retirement Residence and to Doctor MATTHEWS for their devoted care and support of Mary during her years there.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
Famous for his Canadian Football League 'sleeper play,' he became Ottawa's local hero
In November, 1960, he executed an unusual and dangerous manoeuvre that put the Rough Riders on the road to the Grey Cup. He turned down two National Football League teams and later entered politics
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S6
November 20, 1960, Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. The Canadian Football League's Eastern Conference final was being played, with the Argonauts pitted against the Ottawa Rough Riders. It was a two-game affair, with the point total to decide the outcome. Ottawa had won the first game, 33-21, but in the second, they were trailing 20-14 in the fourth quarter. One more Toronto touchdown would send the Argos to the Grey Cup.
Then came a manoeuvre so outrageous, it was actually banned: the famous "sleeper play," in which Ottawa quarterback Ron Lancaster spotted tight end Bob SIMPSON during a player exchange that no one else noticed, least of all the Toronto defence.
Only Mr. Lancaster, who went on to become a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation sports announcer and Canadian Football League head coach, can call it: "It was kind of crazy," he recalled in a telephone interview from Hamilton. "We were in our own end. Toronto was winning. If they score again, they're gonna beat us, so we need to move the football.
"We ran a play, and getting up off the field, heading back to the huddle, I ain't got nothing to do. So I'm just kind of looking around, and Bobby's walking to the sidelines. He just sort of walked. He wasn't drawing attention to himself. It was a spontaneous thing. He just kind of had his head down, his hands on his hips, just kind of walking to the sidelines - and he stopped. Didn't do anything elaborate. Just kind of blended in.
"And I look at him and he gives me this sign. He just stands there. So I hurry up and tell 'em to snap the ball. I throw it to him and he runs [from] somewhere around our 25 down to their 25. Next play, we run it down to the 1, put it in the end zone and scored, beat 'em 21-20, won the East and went to the Grey Cup and won it."
It was a jaw-dropping play for the fans, the most famous sleeper play ever executed in the Canadian Football League - and also the last. The league outlawed it immediately. But it was typical of the kind of guy Mr. SIMPSON was: brash, bold, cheeky, fun.
A swift runner with huge, glue-like hands and impressive playing numbers, he "was as great an all-around athlete as you're going to find," Mr. Lancaster said. But he was always remembered for that play.
"Over the years, there must have been a quarter of a million fans who came up to me and said they were in Lansdowne Park [in Ottawa] and saw the sleeper play," Mr. SIMPSON once told his friend Pat MacADAM, a sports columnist for the Ottawa Sun. "I didn't have the heart to tell them the game was played in Toronto."
A native of Windsor, Ontario, Mr. SIMPSON was a year old when his father walked out on his mother. At Patterson Collegiate and later Assumption College, now federated with the University of Windsor, he excelled at basketball, football and track, running the 100-yard dash in 10 seconds flat. He played on two provincial championship basketball teams in high school before joining the famed Tillsonburg Livingstons.
He was tearing up the field for the Windsor Rockets of the Ontario Rugby Football Union when the Rough Riders snapped him up in 1950. But he was granted leave to play for Canada's basketball team at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He played five games but Canada was eliminated.
In his 12-year Canadian Football League career, he caught 274 passes, including a single-season career-high 47 in 1956, for a total of 6,034 yards. He scored 65 touchdowns - 12 of them defensive. The record stood until Terry Evanshan broke it in 1975. He set another record for most yards receiving in a game (258) in a 1956 contest against Toronto.
He was an Eastern division all-star eight times at four different positions - end, flying wing, running back and defensive back - and was a three-time nominee for the Schenley Award given to the league's most outstanding Canadian. He was runner-up in 1956, the year he was also nominated as the Canadian Football League's most outstanding player.
Mr. SIMPSON was inducted into the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame in 1976, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Windsor-Essex Sports Hall of Fame the same year.
With his skills on both sides of the line and his leadership as co-captain (with Kaye Vaughan), Ottawa won Grey Cups in 1951 and "He had these great big hands," remembered George Brancato, who played with Mr. SIMPSON in Ottawa and against him in Montreal. "He could catch the ball. He had a real soft touch. He knew the game so well. And he loved life. He enjoyed himself all the time."
He also famously turned down two offers from National Football League teams in the United States. The first came from the New York Giants, who noticed Mr. SIMPSON after they became the first National Football League team to play outside the U.S. on August 12, 1950, when they met Ottawa in a preseason exhibition game at Lansdowne Park. New York won 27-6 and wined and dined Mr. SIMPSON - unheard of for a Canadian player at the time.
The story, according to Mr. MacADAM, is that he listened to his mother, who said to him: "Do you want to be a little fish in a big pond?" and turned down the Giants. Besides, the money wasn't nearly as good as he was making in the Canadian Football League. At his peak, Mr. SIMPSON probably earned $10,000 a year.
Around the same time, he turned down an offer from the Baltimore Colts. Ottawa sportswriter Earl McRAE waxed, "Imagine: Johnny Unitas passing to Bob SIMPSON."
Mr. SIMPSON's career ended in 1962 after a car accident with a tractor that dislocated his already bashed-up hip. After retirement, he was elected to Ottawa City Council, representing Wellington Ward for two terms. "It was right after the Grey Cup in 1960 and he was the hero," retired sportswriter Gerry Redmond told The Windsor Star. "He could have been elected prime minister."
He went on to a variety of occupations. He owned a cleaning company for a time, coached a local high-school football team and worked in the Rough Riders head office as a public relations man. He bought the Locanda restaurant on Laurier Avenue from Paul Anka's family. "It was a great watering hole and restaurant but Bobby overestimated Ottawa nightlife," Mr. MacAdam wrote in the Ottawa Sun. He also "tore up one too many of his Friends' bar tabs." He opened a night spot, Club 70, his Ottawa jersey number, but it stayed empty.
Still, he never lost his outsized zest for life. "Any time Bobby SIMPSON was around, you heard him," Mr. Lancaster said. "He was just naturally loud. He was really a fun person to be around. If you were around him, I guarantee you're going to have a good time."
Mr. MacADAM had similar memories: "You could hear him coming a block away. Make that two blocks. You knew you were not going to receive a handshake. His standard greeting was a slap across the back that threatened to separate your shoulder blades. A crushing bear hug was an automatic. Bobby SIMPSON didn't just fill a room he lit it up with his infectious good humour."
He and a group of rambunctious beer-drinking buddies were institutions at the Belle Claire Hotel's bar and, when it closed, the Churchill Arms on Carling Avenue.
"Good-natured insults flew fast and furious and Bobby was the butt of a few memorable ones," Mr. MacADAM wrote. "But he had a good sense of humour and gave as good as he received."
As with many former athletes his weight ballooned, to 270 pounds. When a doctor advised that he drop to 180, Mr. Brancato exclaimed: "His bones weigh 180 pounds!"
One day, Mr. SIMPSON walked into the Arms, grinning like a Cheshire cat.
As Mr. MacADAM related, "he told us the greatest honour he had ever received" was bestowed on him at the annual Easter Seals "Timmy" event for disabled children at Maple Leaf Gardens. Traditionally, "Timmy" was carried from the back of the hall to a platform by wrestler (Whipper) Billy Watson. But Mr. Watson was recovering from surgery and the honour fell to Mr. SIMPSON.
"I never felt so proud or so humble," Mr. SIMPSON said.
For 14 years, he worked as a clerk at various liquor stores in Ottawa. In 2000, Ottawa sports fans celebrated an event billed as "No. 70 turns 70."
Did he miss playing? "Every day," said his wife, Mary. "He would have paid them to play. I don't think he ever found anything really to replace that. He just loved it."
That his glory days were long past never seemed to get him down, though. In fact, there was a Dixieland band at his funeral, playing You Gotta Be a Football Hero.
Robert Lee SIMPSON was born April 20, 1930, in Windsor, Ontario He died of cancer on November 27, 2007, in Ottawa. He was 77. He leaves his wife, Mary, daughters Lynn and Mary Leigh, sons Rob, Gary and Mark, and seven grandchildren.

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McCRAKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
MAHAFFEY, Raymond Royd
Ray MAHAFFEY passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife Helene, and sons Brian (Julie BAIN) and Patrick (Colleen McCRAKEN,) daughter Shelagh, and grandchildren Rebekah, Stephen, Fiona and Bridget. He is also survived by his brothers Clarence and Boyd, his sisters Idell and Clara. He was predeceased by his parents Clarence and Florence, his half-brother Mayor, and his sister Louise. Ray was born in Kitscoty, Alberta on September 11, 1918. He attained his LLB at the University of Alberta earning the Chief Justice's Gold Medal. In 1942, he joined the 5th Medium Artillery and served Overseas in England, Italy and Europe. He returned to Canada in 1946 and took his M.A. degree at the University of Toronto. He practiced law in Yellowknife and Edmonton before joining the law division of Chevron Standard in Calgary in 1949, becoming the General Consul. After his retirement in 1983, he enjoyed travelling overseas, having lunch with Friends and his triweekly aquasize classes with his group at the Glencoe Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to The Salvation Army (2 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M4H 1P4) or Operation Eyesight Universal (4 Parkdale Crescent N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 3T8). Condolences may be forwarded to www.leydens.com. His Funeral Service will be held at Saint Peter's Anglican Church (903 75 Avenue S.W., Calgary) on Friday, September 28, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Grant Rodgers officiating. Graveside Committal to follow in the Field of Honor, Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Reception and Cremation Centre. Tel (403) 228 4422.

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McCRANEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-09 published
DUNCAN, Jessie McCRANEY (née MARTIN) B.H.Sc.
(September 24, 1908-July 6, 2007)
(Born in Milton, Ontario) Peacefully, at Champlain Manor, Orillia, on Friday, July 6, 2007, in her 99th year. Jessie DUNCAN of Orillia, formerly of Peterborough, beloved wife of the late John DUNCAN. Loving mother of John (Janet) of Bracebridge, Bruce (Kathleen) of Coldwater, Elizabeth (Eugene predeceased) COLLINGE of Rio Vista, California and Susan (Don) MURCHISON of Calgary. Also loved by her 6 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Jessie was predeceased by her son James, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Mundell Funeral Home 79 West Street, N., Orillia on Friday, July 27th at 11 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations to the Saint_Johns Anglican Church, Peterborough or Charity of one's choice wouldbe appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.ca

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McCRAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
McCRAW, Scott Maxwell (1959-2007)
After many years of struggle with Crohn's Disease, Scott died without much warning, at Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on Saturday, July 14, 2007. Born in Guelph, October 1, 1959, the beloved son of Doctor Bruce Maxwell McCRAW and Patricia Joan McCRAW, he is survived by his older brother, John Fraser McCRAW of Guelph, and by his cousin, Doctor David Bruce McCRAW of Pensacola, Florida. A University of Guelph Management Economics alumnus, Scott was employed in financial services until his health necessitated an early retirement. Scott was a great companion: funny and witty. His planning and management background made him an asset in a variety of settings. Scott's many creative, artistic talents were often demonstrated in the kitchen and garden. He was also the family handyman and project manager, All of these attributes enhanced many summers for his family at their Sparrow Lake cottage. Scott's '73 Fiat Spider was his passion. Throughout his life, he was a rescuer of animals of all kinds; many became family pets. Scott will be remembered as a kind, thoughtful, generous, and truly wonderful person. In addition to his family, he will be terribly missed by his many Friends in Guelph and beyond. Scott's family acknowledge, with great appreciation, the strong commitment and heroic efforts of the Saint Michael's Hospital medical and nursing teams, especially those in Queen 2. They also express their unending gratitude to Scott's stalwart Friends, Sue Fisher and Michael Bryant. Their constant support and continuing assistance to Scott and his family are beyond words. A private service and cremation have taken place. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, to the Saint Michael's Hospital Foundation, or the Guelph Humane Society are suggested (cards available at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Guelph, 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

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