CHABOT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-04 published
CRAIG, Kathleen
After a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 64 years. She is survived by her devoted daughter Kristy CHABOT and her future son-in-law Anthony WAUGH of Australia. She also leaves her two sisters Margaret CRAIG (Isle of Arran) and Sheena KENNEDY (Wellington, Ontario,) her niece Kathy KENNEDY and family, her nephew Stephan and Stephanie TRIPP as well as many supportive and wonderful Friends. After 25 years in the Financial Market. She was instrumental in setting up the Montreal Cash Management Association and the Canadian National Association. Come and join in a celebration of her life at J.J. Cardinal Funeral Home, 2125 Notre-Dame Street, Lachine 514-639-1511, on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 3: 30 p.m. and visitation from 3: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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CHACE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
COWIE, Peter
Peacefully at his summer home on the shores of Lake Huron on Thursday, July 24, 2008 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Mary COWIE. Loving father of James COWIE and his wife Kathy of London, Julie COWIE and Andrew COWIE both of Owen Sound, step-father of Elva GROSMAN of New York and Jami CHACE of New Jersey. Dear grandfather of Ryan and Adam COWIE and Ethan and Jordan GROSMAN. Survived by sisters Janella COWIE and Phyllis MURRAY of Scotland. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 30 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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CHADBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
SAMUEL, Elizabeth " Liza" June (née CHADBURN)
Elizabeth passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, March 16, 2008, with her family by her side, after a long, heroic battle with cancer and emphysema. She was the first love, beloved wife and best friend of Canadian Industrialist Ernest L. (Ernie) SAMUEL, O.C. (Deceased.) Loving and proud Mom of Kim SAMUEL- JOHNSON, Tammy SAMUEL- BALAZ, (Deceased), and Mark Chadburn SAMUEL. Beloved daughter of the late William Roy and Constance CHADBURN of Toronto, Ontario. Elizabeth was the devoted and loving Grandmother to five amazing Grandchildren, Caitlin SAMUEL- JOHNSON, Lisa and Michael BALAZ and Emma and Griffin SAMUEL who loved their Gramma very much. Elizabeth was a graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto. She loved her family, her company, her sailing, her Museum, her gardens and her dogs. She cherished her Friendships and always had kindness and humour to share in abundance. Elizabeth was a director and former chairman of the 153 year old family steel service centre business, Samuel, son and Co., Limited and was a director and former chairman of the publicly-traded industrial products company, Samuel Manu-Tech Inc. Elizabeth shared her love of horses with her children and along with her husband, Ernie, founded Sam-Son Farm, one of North America's leading thoroughbred breeding and racing operations. A strong believer in giving back to her community and her country, she was a significant philanthropist through the Samuel Family Foundation to the health care, cultural and academic sectors. In 2002, she was the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. Elizabeth was a former Chairman of the Royal Ontario Museum Board of Trustees and former Co-chair of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation Board of Governors. Elizabeth will be missed by a wealth of Friends but her energy, enthusiasm, tenacity and loving nature will live on in all who knew her. Visitation will take place at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 9th Line, Oakville from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18th and from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19th. All are welcome. There will be a private family funeral on Thursday, March 20th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to her beloved Royal Ontario Museum or to the cancer care organization of your choice would be appreciated.

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CHADBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
Philanthropist won Breeder's Cup as the owner of thoroughbreds
With her husband, Ernie SAMUEL, she made significant donations to the Royal Ontario Museum. Together, they also owned Dance Smartly, at one time the world's top money-winning mare
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S10
A woman with an insatiable appetite for life and an inherent belief in the value of giving back, Liza SAMUEL was a volunteer, a horse breeder, president of the second oldest company in Canada, a philanthropist and probably the richest woman in the country. As a couple, Liza and Ernie SAMUEL were Friends, lovers and lifelong partners in a range of interests and pursuits including family, business, the Gaslight nightclub, which they owned and operated in Yorkville in the 1960s, sailing, horse breeding and even a hydroponics venture. "They believed if you can dream it, you can do it," said their son Mark.
Elizabeth (Liza) June SAMUEL was the only child of William Roy and Constance (WRIGHT) CHADBURN, a family of missionaries and entrepreneurial inventors. One of her antecedents invented the Chadburn telegraph, a device that enabled a crew member on the bridge of a ship to pull a handle that would ring bells in the engine room to communicate instructions, such as "dead slow" and "full steam"; the company, centred in Liverpool, England manufactured a great number of navigational instruments. Her parents lived in England, but happened to be visiting Paris in June, 1933, when she was born.
In the early days of the Second World War, when Liza was about 6, she and her mother were evacuated to Canada. Her daughter Kim still has the beloved doll her mother brought with her on the ship crossing the treacherous Atlantic. They settled in Montreal and Liza attended The Study, a private girls school. Her father, who was in the Home Guard, stayed behind in England until after the Germans were defeated. After joining his wife and daughter, he moved his family to the Moore Park area of Toronto and sent his daughter to Bishop Strachan School in Forest Hill.
When she was about 14, Liza went on a blind date with 16-year-old Ernest (Ernie) SAMUEL, a student at St. Andrew's College, a boarding school in Aurora, Ontario Although immediately smitten, she wisely decided to connect with him as a friend - while "she conspired with the nanny of the house to eliminate all other suitors," Mark SAMUEL said. After high school, she entered Trinity College at the University of Toronto, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1955. She married Mr. SAMUEL on September 4, 1956. Children Kim, Tammy and Mark followed.
Mr. SAMUEL, who was born Ernest WILLINSKY, was the great-grand_son (on his mother's side) of Lewis SAMUEL, who founded the steel company Samuel, son and Company in 1855, a dozen years before Confederation. He was also the grand_son of Sigmund SAMUEL, a noted philanthropist who bequeathed the Sigmund Samuel Canadiana Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. After his parents' marriage disintegrated when he was 3, Ernie and his mother moved into his grandfather's house, which was literally a treasure trove of furniture and the decorative arts.
At his grandfather's request, Ernie WILLINSKY legally assumed SAMUEL as his surname. After graduating in engineering from the U of T, he joined the family firm, which was then a steel-warehousing and distribution business, in 1953. Less than a decade later, he was president. He redirected the company into processing, then product manufacturing.
"He took over the company as a $6-million-dollar business and by the time he was done it was a $2-billion operation," Mark SAMUEL said. "He was an enterprise builder and she [his mother] was very supportive of that."
Mrs. SAMUEL, who had done some work as an actress in radio plays, "kept the home fires burning" while her husband built the company, which is now a leading North American processor and distributor of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum industrial products. In 1985, Mr. SAMUEL transferred the manufacturing and technology operations into Samuel Manu-Tech Inc., a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and expanded Samuel into the United States after the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1988.
In the 1960s, the SAMUELs became involved in horse racing after they bought the show-jumper Canadian Club. The horse, ridden by equestrian James Day, was part of the Canadian team that won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. They then moved into thoroughbreds, buying two foundation mares in 1972, and establishing Sam-Son Farm in Milton and the Sam-Son training centre in Ocala, Florida, which produced a number of champion horses, including Chief Bearheart, Sky Classic, and above all, Dance Smartly, a granddaughter of Northern Dancer and daughter of Danzig. In addition to everything else, Mrs. SAMUEL named all the horses.
As a three-year-old, Dance Smartly (known as Daisy because of the white flower-shaped mark on her forehead) ran her way into the record books in 1991 as the first filly to win Canada's Triple Crown, the first Canadian-bred winner of a Breeder's Cup Race and, for quite some time, the leading money-winning mare in the world. Mr. SAMUEL was named Racing Man of the Year in Canada and received the American Thoroughbred Horse Racing Eclipse Award for outstanding owner in 1991, the year Sam-Son Farm netted $6.9-million and broke the record for earnings. As a broodmare, Dance Smartly produced two consecutive winners of the Queen's Plate: Scatter the Gold (2000) and Dancethruthedawn (2001) and was inducted into both the Canadian and American horse racing halls of fame. After suffering an irreparable injury in an arthritic knee joint, she was euthanized in August, 2007, at 19, and buried at Sam-Son Farm in Milton, Ontario
Following the tradition established by his grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL were generous benefactors of the Royal Ontario Museum. His family tradition meshed seamlessly with her interests. She began as a volunteer in the 1980s, trained as a docent and became president of the museum volunteers. Besides hands-on work, the money she and her husband gave in the 1980s and 1990s enabled the museum to complete its Samuel European Galleries. They both served as board members, with Mrs. SAMUEL chairing the board and co-chairing the foundation board of governors.
In the late 1990s, Mr. SAMUEL suffered a head injury while on a sailing vacation with his wife and was in extremely ill health for about three years. She retreated from her volunteer activities to care for her ailing husband, while taking on many of his responsibilities at the family business. Having been a director of Samuel Manu-Tech since 1986, she became chair and also moved up from vice-chair to chair of Samuel. "She was very strong on governance," said her son, describing how she instituted boards of directors at both the public and private companies. Just as Mr. SAMUEL was recovering from his head injury, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and died four months later on May 25, 2000. He was 69.
Instead of enjoying retirement with her husband after more than 40 years of marriage, Mrs. SAMUEL had to rebuild her life as a single woman. One of the first places she turned was to the Royal Ontario Museum, which as an institution had always been "close to her heart," according to her children.
"She carried on with a tremendous ferocity," said William THORSELL, who became chief executive officer of the Royal Ontario Museum in August, 2000. "I think she found the Royal Ontario Museum was a way of re-establishing with the broader world," he said, pointing out that she began serving on committees and boards at the museum again, including the committee to select the architect for Renaissance Royal Ontario Museum. (She favoured Daniel Libeskind.) In 2002, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for her contributions to the community.
The next year, she donated $5-million to the museum, which dedicated its newly restored rotunda in memory of Mr. SAMUEL and in honour of Mrs. SAMUEL. She was also extremely generous to Renaissance Royal Ontario Museum, donating a total of $8.5-million. Later this year, the museum will unveil a 1,000-square-metre "green roof" in her honour on the south roof of the building's west wing. Built with donations from several trustees, Liza's Garden will be visible from the C5 restaurant.
Daughter Tammy SAMUEL- BALAZ took over the leadership of Sam-Son Farm, the family's horse breeding and racing interests, after her father's death in 2000. Like her brother and sister, she had been involved with horses all her life. An accomplished rider when she became president and general manager of the family's horse operations, she became one of the most significant figures in Canadian thoroughbred racing. In her 20s, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Although she appeared to have triumphed over the disease, and went on to marry and have two children, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and died in January.
Mrs. SAMUEL's own ill health forced her to step down as chair of the Samuel group of companies in favour of her son Mark in January, 2006, although she accepted a position as Chairman Emeritus. Daughter Kim SAMUEL- JOHNSON is in charge of the family charitable foundation.
Stalwart even after her daughter Tammy's death, she enjoyed smoking and drinking "and did both right up to the end," according to her son. A few days before, she indulged in a last drink and a final cigarette and told her daughter Kim: "You know I have loved your father all my life."
Elizabeth June SAMUEL was born June 20, 1933, in Paris. She died of cancer and emphysema at her home on March 16, 2008. She was 74. Predeceased by husband Ernie and daughter Tammy, she is survived by daughter Kim, son Mark, five grandchildren and extended family.

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CHADDOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
GIBSON, William L.G. "Bill"
Lt. Col. (Ret), CD, C.St.J., R.C.A.S.C.
Passed away peacefully at Queensway Carleton Hospital on Friday, December 21, 2007 in his 89th year. Loving husband of the late Jeannette GIBSON (CHADDOCK.) Predeceased by his parents James G. and Gertrude GIBSON and his brother James M. GIBSON. Born on May 19, 1919 in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and educated at University of Toronto, Bill joined the army in 1940 and after a very distinguished career in Canada and abroad (London, Korea, Suez, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Defence College, Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General and Garrison Commander Canadian Base Units Europe) retired as Lt. Col. He then joined Saint_John Ambulance and enjoyed a very successful second career. Much loved uncle of Jim and Peter and grand-nephews Geoffrey, Calvin, Jay and grand-niece Kelsea. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean, Ontario at 3: 30 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2008. Interment at the Badjeros Union Cemetery at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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CHADWICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
KILLEEN, Frances Eva (née DALY)
With her family by her side, Frances Eva KILLEEN of London died peacefully on Thursday, March 27, 2008 in her 76th year. Born in Dublin, Ireland she was predeceased by her parents Jeremiah and Elizabeth DALY. Beloved wife of 51 years to Patrick and deeply missed by children, Karen, Philip (Maureen,) Robert, Sandie ENNETT (Joseph,) and Debbie ACTON (Peter) and also grandchildren who will forever cherish many memories, Michael, Erica, Emily, Jerry, Mitchell and Laura. Frances is also survived by a sister Vera CHADWICK of Woodstock and many other brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews in Ireland. Frances was extremely blessed to have the Friendship of Tom and Cathy FAULDS. Friends will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, on Sunday, March 30, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint_John the Divine Church, 390 Baseline Road, on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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CHADWICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-23 published
CHADWICK, Ernest Maurice "Chad", Commander (ret)
Naval Officer, Artist.
b. May 6th, 1921, d. May 19, 2008
Served his country in peace and war, died peacefully May 19, 2008 in Victoria. Predeceased by his loving wife Olga (n MUNRO) of 57 years. Will be sadly missed by his children, Diann (Dakin), Michael, Richard, Creina and Nicholas; and also missed by his grandchildren Trevor, Andrew, Katherine, Creina, Samara, Claire, Rebecca, Melanie, Christopher, Rena, Catherine and Henry and by six great-grandchildren.
Attended Brentwood College. Prior to the Second World War he accepted a commission in the Royal Navy under the Vindictive program. He served on the H.M.S. Revenge before accepting a posting as a convoy officer the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942. He served with distinction, was mentioned in dispatches, during the Battle of the Atlantic, finishing the war in the Pacific on H.M.C.S. Uganda. Subsequently, he continued as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy with postings notably on Tribal Class Destroyers, Royal Roads Military College, H.M.C.S. St. Stephen (the weather ship) and with D.N.D. (posted to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Paris and London) before retiring in 1968.
He returned with his family to Victoria British Columbia to embark on a fruitful career as a marine artist. His works of ships and marine wildlife can be found in collections across Canada.
Funeral Service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, British Columbia at 10: 00 a.m. on Saturday, May 24th, 2008. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. McCall's Bros Funeral Directors 250-385-4465

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CHAFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
McAVITY, Adine Denise " Dids" (née OLAND)
Of Vancouver, British Columbia passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening January 22, 2008 surrounded by and in the company of her immediate and loving family. Born in 1920, she was the only child of Captain John Eric Woodhouse OLAND of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Denise Victoria OLAND (née HARRIS) of Victoria, British Columbia. Mum grew up in many places including Victoria and Halifax, attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Vancouver, Dalhousie University in Halifax and married John M. McAVITY of Saint John, New Brunswick on December 29, 1941, several weeks before Dad went overseas. While Dad was overseas in Italy and the low countries, Malcolm was born in 1942 in Montreal. Reunited in December 1945, Mum and Dad settled in Rothesay, New Brunswick and welcomed to their family, Eric, born 1946, Frances, born 1948 and Catherine, born 1952. Relocating to Vancouver in 1952 from Rothesay and Kitchener/Waterloo, Mum and Dad remained in their adopted west coast home for the next 55 years building life long Friendships and engaging in their community as active and caring volunteers. Their passion as volunteers was directed heavily towards the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society to which Mum remained devoted for many years. Predeceased by her eldest son Malcolm in July 2001 and by her loving husband of 65 years in July 2006, Mum remained a strong and faithful icon of family for all her children: Malcolm (Patricia GIBSON) of North Saanich, British Columbia, Eric (Judith MAXWELL) of Canmore, Alberta, Frances of Vancouver, Catherine (John KAYE) of North Saanich and her cherished granddaughter Martha, of Canmore, Alberta. Mum was lovingly supported in her last several years of life by her many faithful Friends as well as her caregivers: Rudi, Fatima, Helen, Tericita and Maria. Mum remained a woman of strong faith, humour and love and through the years was a wonderful source of inspiration, strength and comfort. Her love of flowers and music resulted in wonderful contributions of time and devotion to her church as a faithful and long serving member of the altar guild and the choir. A funeral mass will be held to celebrate the life of our mother on January 30, 2008 at Church of Saint_John the Apostle, 5457 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver, British Columbia at 2: 00 p.m. with Very Rev. Mark Hagemoen officiating. Interment will follow at the Veteran's Cemetery, Esquimalt, British Columbia (with Dad and near her father Eric) at a future date.
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604-736-26 McDOUGALL, Barry Douglas.
(February 25, 1933-January 22, 2008)
Barry loved life and the people of his life. He was a devoted father to three children, a doting grandfather to five, a loving partner, and a dedicated friend. All who knew him are left stronger, richer and better for his inspiration and influence. Born in rural Manitoba, the only son of Ken and Isabel McDOUGALL, Barry grew up in the small towns of Mentmore and Neepawa, where his father operated the grain elevator and his mother ran the general store. The family moved to Winnipeg for Barry's high school years, and Barry subsequently attended and graduated from the Universities of Manitoba (Commerce) and Minnesota (MBA) where he was also a brother in the Phil Delta Theta fraternity. Barry's children Cynthia, Liz, and Scott (from his twenty-seven year marriage to Beverley CHAFE) grew independent and courageous through his strong and consistent support. He encouraged them to know and be active in the world, and to find and create happiness. He gave them opportunities he never had. He supported and joined in their adventures from Turkey to Tortola, Indonesia to Oregon, Ketch Harbour to Courtenay. He slept in their basements and boats and adapted without pause to new cultures and cuisines. He visited his children and their families often, giving reassurance, welcome guidance, and unqualified love. To his grandchildren, Barry was an endless source of noisy fun and loving indulgence. From games like 'posquitoes' and 'Dumb and Dumber', to lifechanging experiences like Outward Bound, his five grandchildren benefited profoundly and unforgettably from his place in their lives. His last ten years were spent in the loving company of Penny Green, of Winnipeg. Although their time together was too short, it was full of fun, adventure, travel and happiness. He loved Penny deeply, and his love extended to her children, family, and Friends who welcomed him into their lives. In December 2007, Barry proposed to Penny, and they looked forward to being married. Barry's warm and genuine interest in people drew a wide array of Friends and relationships. He collected, cared and clipped news stories for Friends around the world. In recent days, Friends have remembered him as 'a true gentleman', 'second father', 'mentor', 'loyal', 'generous', and 'thoughtful'. Barry was dedicated in his career as a partner in the consulting practice at Deloitte (and precursor firms). Many of his partners became close Friends, and his work was a source of immense satisfaction. He traveled the world, worked creatively and diligently for clients and Friends, and enjoyed it all. His career was long and successful, and his ultimate retirement from the firm was more of a guideline than a rule. Diagnosed with prostate cancer more than a decade ago, Barry fought and survived for many years but eventually, peacefully and with dignity, succumbed. With that in mind, donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice. Barry was a great lover of jazz, and served on the Board of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. In that spirit, a celebration of his life will be held at Café Paradiso, 199 Bank Street, on Monday January 28, 2008 from 6: 30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Spoken tributes, anecdotes, roasts and toasts will be welcome between 7: 30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Written tributes and photographs are also invited at smcdougall@terrachoice.com. Calls welcome at 613.324.4798. Wassail, wassail

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CHAFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-28 published
McDOUGALL, Barry Douglas
(February 25, 1933-January 22, 2008)
Barry loved life and the people of his life. He was a devoted father to three children, a doting grandfather to five, a loving partner, and a dedicated friend. All who knew him are left stronger, richer and better for his inspiration and influence. Born in rural Manitoba, the only son of Ken and Isabel McDOUGALL, Barry grew up in the small towns of Mentmore and Neepawa, where his father operated the grain elevator and his mother ran the general store. The family moved to Winnipeg for Barry's high school years, and Barry subsequently attended and graduated from the Universities of Manitoba (Commerce) and Minnesota (MBA) where he was also a brother in the Phil Delta Theta fraternity. Barry's children Cynthia, Liz, and Scott (from his twenty-seven year marriage to Beverley CHAFE) grew independent and courageous through his strong and consistent support. He encouraged them to know and be active in the world, and to find and create happiness. He gave them opportunities he never had. He supported and joined in their adventures from Turkey to Tortola, Indonesia to Oregon, Ketch Harbour to Courtenay. He slept in their basements and boats and adapted without pause to new cultures and cuisines. He visited his children and their families often, giving reassurance, welcome guidance, and unqualified love. To his grandchildren, Barry was an endless source of noisy fun and loving indulgence. From games like 'posquitoes' and 'Dumb and Dumber', to lifechanging experiences like Outward Bound, his five grandchildren benefited profoundly and unforgettably from his place in their lives. His last ten years were spent in the loving company of Penny GREEN, of Winnipeg. Although their time together was too short, it was full of fun, adventure, travel and happiness. He loved Penny deeply, and his love extended to her children, family, and Friends who welcomed him into their lives. In December 2007, Barry proposed to Penny, and they looked forward to being married. Barry's warm and genuine interest in people drew a wide array of Friends and relationships. He collected, cared and clipped news stories for Friends around the world. In recent days, Friends have remembered him as 'a true gentleman', 'second father ', 'mentor ', 'loyal', 'generous', and 'thoughtful'. Barry was dedicated in his career as a partner in the consulting practice at Deloitte (and precursor firms). Many of his partners became close Friends, and his work was a source of immense satisfaction. He traveled the world, worked creatively and diligently for clients and Friends, and enjoyed it all. His career was long and successful, and his ultimate retirement from the firm was more of a guideline than a rule. Diagnosed with prostate cancer more than a decade ago, Barry fought and survived for many years but eventually, peacefully and with dignity, succumbed. With that in mind, donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice. Barry was a great lover of jazz, and served on the Board of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. In that spirit, a celebration of his life will be held at Café Paradiso, 199 Bank Street, on Monday January 28, 2008 from 6: 30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Spoken tributes, anecdotes, roasts and toasts will be welcome between 7: 30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Written tributes and photographs are also invited at smcdougall@terrachoice.com. Calls welcome at 613.324.4798. Wassail, wassail

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CHAFEE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-12 published
BRUSH, Gerald Holmes
Peacefully with his family by his side, at Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, May 10, 2008, Gerald Holmes BRUSH, at the age of 71. Loved husband of Donna. Loving Dad of Sandra, and Bill and his wife Penny. Proud Grampa of Connor and Renee. Dear son of Helen LAFRAMBOISE (BRUSH) and the late Leslie BRUSH. Brother of Shirley and the late Bill LAING, the late June and Garnet BRAUN, the late Leslie (Bud,) Lynwood and his wife Pat, Nancy and the late Jim LENSON, all of Amherstburg, Sharon BERNARD of London. Will also be missed by brother-in-law Bob CHAFEE and his wife Beatrice, sister-in-law Susan CHAFEE and her husband Ian WHITE/WHYTE, all of Toronto. Will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and Friends. Jerry was originally from Amherstburg and a long time dedicated Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce employee. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Jerry's Life will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Donations in Jerry's memory may be made to London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Program. The family has great appreciation for those who cared for Jerry at Victoria Hospital, LRCP, Community Care Access Centre, and Victorian Order of Nurses during his lengthy illness.

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CHAHLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
BLAIR, Elizabeth " Dale" (née COUGHLAN) (1925-2008)
Elizabeth (Dale) BLAIR, beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) BLAIR, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on January 23rd, 2008. She was born Elizabeth Dale COUGHLAN in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1925. She married Robert W. BLAIR in 1945, and the couple moved from Vancouver to Lethbridge Alberta in 1955. Dale leaves many Friends and family members to remember her and who will always miss her. Dale was predeceased by her husband Bob and her treasured daughter Georgia Dale BLAIR (HIGGINS.) She leaves three children, Elizabeth BLAIR- MATISZ (Alan MATISZ), Bob BLAIR (Leanne CHAHLEY) and Richard BLAIR (Theresa ROBERSON) and their children Arlo, April and Chelsea MATISZ; Brendan, Rebecca, Joshua and Daniel BLAIR; and Amanda and Hakeem BLAIR- ROBERSON. She also leaves Georgia's children Bob, Carole, and Brian HIGGINS and Melanie STEPHENS. Dale was blessed with six great-grandchildren Colton, Austin, Julian, and Noah HIGGINS and Connor and Landon STEPHENS. Like her late husband Bob, Dale loved her years at the ranch. She loved birds and music, her home, her garden and her many wonderful Friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother. A gifted quilter, Dale created beautiful work. She was a kind, generous and gentle woman. We were all blessed to have her in our lives. A Funeral Service will be held at 1pm., on Monday, January 28, 2008 at Martin Bros. Riverview Chapel, 6104th St. S., with Pastor Bill Roycroft, officiating. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1-800-382-2901 or www.mbfunerals.com.

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CHAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-03 published
SPENCE, Victor Richard
On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the age of 91. Victor SPENCE, beloved husband of Pauline (née GOLDENBERG.) Loving father and father-in-law of Robert SPENCE and Elizabeth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Ted HERMAN, Rob HERMAN and Shelley SPIEGEL, and Peter SPENCE and Karen FREEDMAN. Devoted grandfather of John, Leah, Rebecca, Jenna and Norah. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Marion and the late Harry GOLDBERG, Gertie and the late Jack MANISHEVITZ, the late Frank and the late Gerrie SPIEGEL, and Al and Dafna SPIEGEL, Chana AVI- CHAI, Harvey SPIEGEL, and Joe and Cecile GOLDENBERG. Loved by many nieces and nephews. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Temple Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 355 St. Clair Avenue West #2401. Donations may be made to the Victor Spence Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 www.benjamins.ca

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CHALCRAFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-26 published
CHALCRAFT, Kimberly Ann (née ANGELSKI)
Peacefully after a courageous battle at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Friday, April 25, 2008, Kimberly Ann CHALCRAFT in her 38th year. Devoted mother of Megan and Alisa ANGELSKI. Beloved daughter of Wendy and Lorne ANGELSKI. Loving big sister of Larry (Debbie), Chris (Melissa) and Justin, special niece Bree KIMBERLY. Kim will be dearly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friend Angel. Predeceased by grandparents Doug and Gladys Richards and cousin Johnny. Friends will be received at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in Kim's memory would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. (519) 451-9350. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Kim CHALCRAFT.

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CHALLINOR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-07 published
HAHN, James “Jim” Russell
Unexpectedly, at his residence, Monday, May 5, 2008, James “Jim&rdquo Russell HAHN of Lindsay, formerly of Grand Bend, Toronto and Owen Sound, age 89. Beloved husband of Ella “Peggy” Ione (SEABROOK) HAHN. Loved father of Paul HAHN of Oshawa and the late Brenda Lynn HAHN (1999.) Loving grandfather of Mark HAHN and his fiancee Sandra, Robert, Christopher and Scott WOOLVETT. Dear brother-in-law of Archie and Mildred SEABROOK of Lindsay, Aletha SEABROOK of Guelph, Marion SEABROOK of Manitoulin Island and Lois CHALLINOR of Burlington. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his brother Floyd HAHN, sisters Violet HARDIE and Blanche HAHN. Cremation. At Jim's request, no funeral or memorial service will take place. Interment later Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. If desired, memorial donations to the Mylan Foundation, Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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CHALLINOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-07 published
HAHN, James " Jim" Russell
Unexpectedly, at his residence, Monday, May 5, 2008, James "Jim" Russell HAHN of Lindsay, formerly of Grand Bend, Toronto and Owen Sound, age 89. Beloved husband of Ella "Peggy" Ione (SEABROOK) HAHN. Loved father of Paul HAHN of Oshawa and the late Brenda Lynn HAHN (1999.) Loving grandfather of Mark HAHN and his fiancee Sandra, Robert, Christopher and Scott WOOLVETT. Dear brother-in-law of Archie and Mildred SEABROOK of Lindsay, Aletha SEABROOK of Guelph, Marion SEABROOK of Manitoulin Island and Lois CHALLINOR of Burlington. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his brother Floyd HAHN, sisters Violet HARDIE and Blanche HAHN. Cremation. At Jim's request, no funeral or memorial service will take place. Interment later Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. If desired, memorial donations to the Mylan Foundation, Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuenralhome.com

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CHALMERS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-25 published
LEWIS, Leona Myrtle (formerly CHALMERS, née PATTON)
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Sunday February 24, 2008. Leona Myrtle (PATTON) LEWIS of Mount Forest in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter CHALMERS and John LEWIS. Loved mother of Karen MacMILLAN and husband Angus of Durham, Debbie YOUNG and husband Scott of R.R.#1, Harriston and Danny CHALMERS and wife Jane of South Porcupine. Loving grandmother to Steve MacMILLAN and wife Saskia of Durham, Keith MacMILLAN and wife Stacey of Minto Pines, Jeff MacMILLAN and wife Jill of Durham, Kassidy COWEN of Harriston, Gregory YOUNG of Harriston and Caysi CHALMERS of Toronto and loving great-grandmother to Robyn, Nicole and Emma. Dear sister of Pauline McGILLIVRAY of Durham, Lorne PATTON and wife Irene of Durham, Olive ELLIS and husband Don of Meaford and Joan SEWELL and husband Bill of Meaford. Survived also by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Wesley and Myrtle PATTON, brothers Elwoode PATTON and wife Terry, Roy PATTON, Greg PATTON, sister Doris McKENZIE and husband Charlie, sister-in-law Winnie Percival and brother-in-law Alex McGillivray. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Holstein Presbyterian Church on Wednesday February 27th at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment at Maplewood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Holstein Presbyterian Church, Maplewood Cemetery or Louise Marshall Hospital would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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CHALMERS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-06 published
CHALMERS, Donavon
Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition.

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CHALMERS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-07 published
CHALMERS, Donavon Miller
(February 4, 1921-March 5, 2008)
World War II Veteran
Don CHALMERS, husband for over 64 years of P. Jill CHALMERS (nee STINTON,) his war-bride from London, England. Father of Stephen Reagh CHALMERS and his wife Judy of Owen Sound, Margo BLANCHE and her husband Peter NEUWELT of Barrie and Lesley Anne CHALMERS and her partner Colleen ANDERSON of Toronto. Very beloved Grandpa of Mark BAZANT and his wife Angie of Australia, the parents of his first Great-grandchild Liam, and of Michael BAZANT and his partner Genvieve of Ottawa. Predeceased by his parents David and Eva (REAGH) CHALMERS, sisters Vivien McMINN, Vera VALLANCE and brother Dave of Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan. He also lives on through his niece and nephew and their families Patsy Ann Reagh McMINN of Saint Thomas and Clarence VALLANCE of Ottawa. Don was born and raised in Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan, where his predecessors were among the first settlers of Saskatchewan, and also the founders of Confederation with his maternal great uncle - Sir Charles Tupper. He signed up for World War 2 in 1939 and was shipped overseas to England where he was promoted to Sandhurst College for Officer Training. After serving in England, Holland and Italy in World War 2 with the Canadian Army Medical Corp. and then the Armoured Tank Corp., Dad brought his war bride back home and settled in London, Ontario where he completed his Batchelor's Degree at the University of Western Ontario. He went on to a long and successful career with Wyeth Canada, where he set records for sales in Southwestern Ontario. His friendly nature and humour brought him many life long Friends and acquaintances throughout the Southwestern Ontario region. In the early fifties, Don and Jill settled in Owen Sound, where they raised their 3 children. He was proud of his long relationship with the Grey and Simcoe Foresters, Knox United Church, and the infamous Friday Night Bridge Club. We shall miss his western humor and his true love of people. Thanks you to Knox United Church, the Toronto Dominion Bank and especially Summit Place where he received exceptional care and compassion. We'd also like to make known our special appreciation to Big Boots Barry, his bridge partner and Border Collie when he needed it the most. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Saturday March 8, 2008 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 5 p.m. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 are requested to attend a memorial Service at the funeral home on Saturday March 8 at 2: 45 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer's Society of Grey Bruce, charity of your choice, or simply plant a rose in his honour. He loved his roses. Rest easy Dad. And in your famous words - Ya done good kid!

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CHALMERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-09 published
CHALMERS, Estelle R. (BARTLETT)
At Exeter Villa on Saturday, June 7, 2008 Estelle R. (BARTLETT) CHALMERS of Exeter in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Alexander G. CHALMERS (1993.) Dear mother of Don CHALMERS and Nancy RADIN of Hamilton and Beth and John KOMI of Deux Montagnes, Quebec. Predeceased by Norman and Donald BARTLETT. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Tuesday, June 10th at 1: 30 p.m. with the Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Exeter Legion would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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CHALMERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-07 published
CHALMERS, Donavon Miller
Peacefully at Summit Place Nursing Home in Owen Sound on Wednesday March 5, 2008. In his 88th year, Donavon Miller CHALMERS the loving husband of P. Jill CHALMERS (STINTON.) Loving father of Stephen and his wife Judy of Owen Sound, Margo BLANCHE and her husband Peter NEUWELT, of Barrie and Lesley and her partner Colleen ANDERSON of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Mark BAZANT and his wife Angie of Australia, Michael BAZANT and his partner Genvieve of Ottawa. Great-grandfather of Liam. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents David and his late wife Eva (née REAGH) and by his sisters Vivien McMINN, Vera VALLANCE and by his brother Dave. Friends may call at Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home in Owen Sound (519) 376-2326 on Saturday March 8, 2008 from 3: 00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday evening at 5: 00 p.m. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6 Owen Sound are requested to attend a memorial service at the funeral home on Saturday March 8 afternoon at 2: 45 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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CHALUPKA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-16 published
CHALUPKA, Steve
At Sumac Lodge, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, Steve CHALUPKA formerly of R.R.#1 Alvinston in his 87th year. Predeceased by his parents, Stephan (1982) and Anna (1980) CHALUPKA, his sister Helen COLHOUN (1998) and brother-in-law Harold COLHOUN (2006.) Survived by his brother Stan and his wife Alma of Inwood and cousin Margaret MICHALEK of London. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and their families. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River St. Alvinston on Saturday, May 17 for the hour prior to the funeral service to be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity or your choice. Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home, 519-287-2831.

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CHAMAILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-18 published
ABRAHAM, Dorothy (née GRAHAM)
Peacefully, at Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Friday, February 15, 2008. Dorothy ABRAHAM (née GRAHAM) 82 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of William T. (Bill) ABRAHAM. Dear mother to Tom of Petrolia and the late David (1973.) Loving grandmother to Jessica ABRAHAM and Ron HOLLAND, Geoffrey ABRAHAM and Niki CHAMAILLARD, Sarah ABRAHAM and Chris WILLIAMS and Rhonda and Wade HUNTER. Cherished great-grandmother to Taten, Justin, Jordan, Brandon, Michael, Tristan and Liam. Dear sister to Isobel (the late Tom HUGHES) of Ilderton, the late Donald GRAHAM and his wife Ruth of Brantford, the late Gladys and Harry WELCH, the late Marjorie PETRIE and her husband Bob of Ilderton and the late Stanley and George GRAHAM. Dorothy was a devoted member of Saint Paul's United Church and U.C.W., the former Adanac Women's Institute, the C.E.E. Hospital Auxiliary, the Petrolia-Enniskillen Agricultural Society and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. The funeral service will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, Petrolia, on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Saint Paul's United Church or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-07-23 published
CHAMBERS--In loving memory of Pearl Chambers, who left us July 19, 2005.
Loving memories never die
As years roll on and days pass by.
In our hearts a memory is kept
Of the ones we love and will never forget.
Remembered by King Chambers.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-07-23 published
CHAMBERS--In loving memory of Pearl, July 19, 2005.
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.
Loved always, Helen and James, Brenda and Brock, Lois and Jerry, Russ and
Chris and family.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-17 published
GORE, Bonita Lynne (née ROI)
Of Saint Thomas and formerly of Port Stanley, on Saturday, February 16th, 2008, at her late residence, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in her 67th year. Soulmate, best friend and wife of the late Gordon GORE (2003) and loved mother of Jamie CHAMBERS and companion Martha FLEURY, Darrell and his wife Shirley CHAMBERS, Shawn CHAMBERS and companion Sue PAY, David CHAMBERS and companion Anna GRUBER, Pam and her husband Paul MUMA, Cheryl and husband Terry WEBER, Lori and her husband Jim MOLOUGHNEY, Carol and her husband Jim BILLINGSLEY, Christi STROH, Mike GORE and the late Leslie BUTLER. Dear sister of Rick and his wife Pat ROI, Cindy and her husband Gord MARATTO, Ginny and her husband Chuck MITCHELL, Greg and his wife Shelley ROI. Predeceased by 2 brothers Dan and Tim ROI. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley GORE and Kay ROI. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Missed by her companion of the past 4 years "Baby". Bonnie was born in Woodstock on March 9th, 1941, the daughter of the late Oliver and Mildred ROI. Bonnie worked in food services to become Food Supervisor at Extendicare and later in life started Panther Construction Company as "El Presidente." She was an associate member of Branch 410 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Monday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the M.S. Society.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Raymond Telford
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, February 25th, 2008. Raymond Telford THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Forest in his 84th year. Raymond is survived by his loving wife Dorothy HALL (McCRACKEN) and predeceased by his first wife of 47 years Thelma Jean (DRUMMOND.) Raymond will be sadly missed by children David (Sunday) of Watford, Ron (Luise) of Parkhill, Janice BARTLEY of London and Jim (Dawn) of Watford. Raymond is survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and predeceased by 1 grand_son. Also missed by stepchildren Grant and Linda HALL, Maribeth and Charles CHAMBERS, Andrew and Karen HALL, Margaret and Bill HINTON and Peter and Marie HALL and 15 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Raymond is survived by sister Marguerite (Jack) BODALY of Windsor and predeceased by brother Manford THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Dorothy) of Clinton. Predeceased by parents Telford and Lily THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and step-mother Jessie HAYWARD. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Funeral Service on Thursday, February 28th, at 1 p.m. from the Funeral Home with Richard HOORNWEG officiating. Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.harperfuneralhome.ca.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-24 published
BOURDAGE, Claude
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, London on Tuesday April 22, 2008. Claude BOURDAGE of Sarnia in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Ardee CHAPSKI. Dear father of Rick BOURDAGE (Cathrin) and Michael BOURDAGE (Cindy) all of London and Tracey CHAMBERS of Sarnia. Loving grandfather of Natasha, Stephanie, Zachary and Kylie. Brother of Madeline CAMPBELL (Jack) of Port Stanley, Jackie WHITCROFT (George Pate) of London, Pauline HENSHAW (Dave) of Putnam and Lillian EMERSON (Jim) of Morpeth. Nephew of Denise BAGEL of Montreal, Québec. Predeceased by his son Stephen BOURDAGE. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Expressions of sympathy and donations (London Health Sciences Foundation) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-09 published
CHAMBERS, Gloria Selena
At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 Gloria Selena CHAMBERS formerly of Exeter in her 68th year. Beloved daughter of the late Edward and Mary (MAGUIRE) CHAMBERS. Dear sister of Patricia PRIESTLEY of Tilbury. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friend Phil REGIER. Predeceased by a sister Joyce and her husband Lorne PRESZCATOR and a brother-in-law Bill PRIESTLEY. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 10th at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to Community Living South Huron or the Queensway Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
SMITH, Marjorie Jean (née WALKER)
Of Saint Thomas on Thursday May 15, 2008 at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital in her 85th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack SMITH (1993) and beloved mother of Sherry and her husband Jim CHAMBERS of Saint Thomas, Randy SMITH of Saint Thomas, Jeff and his wife Sybil SMITH of Saint Thomas and Darrin and his wife Julieta SMITH of Conn. Loved grandmother of Jeremy and Cory SMITH, Christine CAMPBELL, Tasha, Jason and Ronan SMITH and great-grandmother of Emily and Joshua CAMPBELL and Chase and Corbin SMITH. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 sisters Helen HAYWARD and Donna SHEARING and 2 brothers William WALKER Jr. and John K. WALKER. Marjorie was born in Aylmer on February 20th, 1924, the daughter of the late William and Flossie MILLARD) WALKER. She worked over 36 years for A. and P. and was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
SMITH, Marjorie Jean (née WALKER)
Of Saint Thomas on Friday, May 16th 2008 at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital in her 85th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack SMITH (1993) and beloved mother of Sherry and her husband Jim CHAMBERS of Saint Thomas, Randy SMITH of Saint Thomas, Jeff and his wife Sybil SMITH of Saint Thomas of Saint Thomas and Darrin and his wife Julieta SMITH of Conn. Loved grandmother of Jeremy and Cory SMITH, Christine CAMPBELL, Tasha, Jason and Ronan SMITH and great-grandmother of Emily and Joshua CAMPBELL and Chase and Corbin SMITH. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 sisters Helen HAYWARD and Donna SHEARING and 2 brothers William WALKER Jr. and John K. WALKER. Marjorie was born in Aylmer on February 20th, 1924, the daughter of the late William and Flossie (MILLARD) WALKER. She worked over 36 years for A. and P. and was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
VERBEEK, Peter
Surrounded by his family at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Saturday, June 21, 2008. Peter VERBEEK of R.R.#1 Belgrave in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Marilyn (CHAMBERS) VERBEEK. Loving father of Sherry and her husband Martial ROBITAILLE of Penetang, Nancy VERBEEK of Londesborough and Steve VERBEEK of Wingham. Dear grandfather of Josh PICKETT, Cole LEWIS, Colette and Celine ROBITAILLE. Brother of Audrey and her husband William VAN BREDA of Elmira, Jean and her husband Adam JOOSTEMA of Guelph and Lucy and her husband Jerry HEIDBUURT of Elmira. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Tom and his parents. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. Interment Ball's Cemetery. Donations to the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation Connecticut Scanner or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
CHAMBERS, Edna Joan (PRITCHETT)
Dear wife of the late James V. CHAMBERS, after a lengthy illness, passed away peacefully at Central Park Lodges, London, Ontario on July 16, 2008. Edna served with the British Forces during World War 2 and after the war she and Jim immigrated to Canada. According to her wishes, Edna has been cremated and a memorial service will be held in England where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband. Sincere thanks to the staff of Central Park Lodges for their thoughtfulness, kindness and for the wonderful care Edna received. A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas St. London).

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-09 published
He was 'the last of a generation of real publishers' in Canada
A wordsmith who learned the book business in New York, he moved to Toronto in search of independence, writes Sandra MARTIN. 'He wanted to make a difference, and he thought he could do it with information'
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S8
An entrepreneur, a wordsmith and a fiercely independent businessman with a canny eye for real estate, Robert FITZHENRY moved to Canada from the New York publishing world in 1966 and established Fitzhenry and Whiteside. In the 1970s and 1980s, Fitz and Witz was a prominent player in the Canadian book scene, doing about $20-million in annual business, mainly by representing Harper and Row and other major U.S. publishers.
Initially, Mr. FITZHENRY was a distributor who claimed he had no interest in publishing books (known to be one of the more spectacular ways of going broke, especially in the days before wide-scale federal and provincial subsidies). Then, almost without trying, he won a couple of huge contracts to produce elementary-school, social-study materials from the province of British Columbia in the late 1960s. "He wanted to make a difference," said his daughter Sharon FITZHENRY, now president of the company, "and he thought he could do it with information."
So, he began publishing an eclectic list of non-fiction titles, mostly reference works that reflected his own fascination with words and language. F&W's first trade title, which appeared in centennial year, was Public Opinion and Canadian Identity, a statistical analysis of Canadians and their perceptions of Canada. He later published a significant series of reference books, including developing and producing several editions of the Funk and Wagnalls Canadian College Dictionary, the F&W Book of Quotations, The Canadian Thesaurus and Canadian Facts and Dates.
"Sponsoring studies on Canadian English as Bob has done for so many years is a relatively self-effacing activity with modest dividends for a publisher," J.K. (Jack) CHAMBERS, professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto, wrote in the preface to the 2001 edition of the thesaurus. "Neither his profile nor his profit margin makes Bob do it. It goes deeper than that. Bob FITZHENRY is word-struck, and always has been. His feelings are word-shaped. He published these books because he wants to read them. Those of us who are also word-struck are in his debt."
Describing Mr. FITZHENRY as "a decent guy," and "a smart businessman," bookseller Frans DONKER of the Book City chain in Toronto said of his former employer: "He was a quiet guy, definitely not a Jack McClelland, but he had influence. I think a lot of people in this industry owe him a big favour for letting them [as young kids] run divisions or offices in other parts of the country," said Mr. DONKER, himself the beneficiary of Mr. FITZHENRY's laissez-faire management style.
As a publisher, Mr. FITZHENRY "saw opportunities and went after them," said Marty CUTLER, now owner of Fairmount Books, a Markham, Ontario, wholesale and remainder operation, who worked as a sales rep for Fitzhenry and Whiteside more than 30 years ago. "He was generous, supportive, encouraging and fascinating. Here was an incredibly well-read, self-educated man, so it was very interesting to have such a smart guy, and such an interesting guy, mentor me. He was the last of a generation of real publishers and we are very lucky to have had him."
Early Years
Robert (Bob) Irvine FITZHENRY, the only son of Irvine and Margaret (LANE) FITZHENRY, was born in New York in the last year of the First World War. His sister, Ann, was born two years later. Irvine FITZHENRY, who was a travelling clock and watch salesman and repairman, had undiagnosed Huntington's disease (a genetic neurological disorder that affects movement, emotions and mental abilities) and was often mistakenly assumed to be a hopeless drunk. His daughter inherited Huntington's and died in 1961, but his son was spared.
During the Depression, and the most debilitating stages of her husband's illness, Margaret FITZHENRY supported her family by opening a pricey restaurant, Margaret Ann's Tearoom, in New Rochelle, New York Bob was the busboy.
After completing high school in New Rochelle, Mr. FITZHENRY enrolled in the University of Michigan, where he worked on the university paper, The Michigan Daily, and earned money in the summers in Florida as a tutor. He graduated in 1938 with a bachelor's degree in English and became a stringer for United Press International, working out of Columbus, Ohio. He quickly rose to chief of that United Press International branch, but quit after he was forced to witness an execution at the Ohio State Penitentiary.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army and was sent to boot camp at Fort Dix, N.J. After training, he was posted to Newport, R.I., then the enclave of many of America's richest families, serving as a sergeant on a searchlight crew watching the seas and the sky for enemy submarines and aircraft. After Pearl Harbour, he transferred to the U.S. Army Air Forces, trained in Texas as a bomber pilot and was promoted to lieutenant. The Second World War ended before he could be sent overseas.
After he was demobilized, he went to work for Harper and Brothers as a junior salesman in the southeastern United States, travelling by train and later in a car, which he named Hesperus, with trunks of books. In 1949, Mr. FITZHENRY was promoted and transferred to Chicago by his mentor, Cass Canfield (the editor and executive who brought James Thurber and E.B. White to Harper's, and one of the founders of the journal Foreign Affairs). That same year, on January 22, Mr. FITZHENRY married Hilda ANDERSON, who was what would now be called an executive assistant to a financial estate manager on Wall Street. Eventually they had three children: Sharon, Bridget (who died from a heart attack in 1987) and Hollister (Holly.) Mrs. FITZHENRY died on February 8, 2007, at the age of 91.
Mr. FITZHENRY rose to the position of vice-president of sales for Harper and Row (the company that was formed in 1962 after the merger of Harper and Brothers and Row, Peterson and Co.), but after nearly 20 years with Harper, he "was tired of working for somebody else," Sharon FITZHENRY said. He toyed with the idea of moving to Australia or buying a little newspaper in Rhode Island, but eventually settled on Canada.
A consummate animal lover, Mr. FITZHENRY wanted to bring the family pets, which included the requisite cats and dogs, a pony and a burro named Mahalia along with his household goods. Apparently, he was stopped by Canada Customs and Immigration and sent a message back to his wife in New York saying, "I can't get my ass across the border."
Fitzhenry and Whiteside
He set up Fitzhenry and Whiteside with Cecil WHITESIDE (vice-president, sales for the Musson Book Co.) in Scarborough, now part of greater Toronto. The two men knew each other because Mr. WHITESIDE had been buying Harper books from Mr. FITZHENRY for years. In the new company, which was founded on April Fool's Day, 1966, Mr. FITZHENRY managed the sales, marketing and finance (that included representing the huge Harper and Row account in Canada) while Mr. WHITESIDE was in charge of servicing orders.
From 1970 to 1974, Peter CRABTREE, now president of Crabtree Publishing, helped build a school textbook division for Fitzhenry and Whiteside. " This was new territory for 'Fitz,' Mr. CRABTREE said in an e-mail message, "because his company was centred around selling to bookstores and libraries." Nevertheless, "he threw himself into the challenge with vigour, enthusiasm, and humour" and "we spent many happy hours recalling our misadventures with departments of education across Canada, as we competed with Canada's publishing community for school adoptions."
Mr. DONKER began working for Mr. FITZHENRY as a sales rep in eastern Canada in 1971. Two years later, Mr. FITZHENRY "threw him the ball to set up a remainder division" called Beaver Books. Mr. DONKER, who was in his mid-20s and had only been in Canada (from his native Holland) for four years, is still grateful for the opportunity. "Fitz did that to many a young snip-snapper," said Mr. DONKER, "and he would seldom interfere." Every two weeks or so, they would discuss sales and "progress" but essentially Mr. DONKER was on his own "to run the division and make mistakes and learn on the job" - work experience that Mr. DONKER took with him when he founded Book City in 1976.
"You could call him eccentric," said Mr. DONKER, remembering that Mr. FITZHENRY still sent handwritten letters to authors and booksellers in the 1970s and that he once published a book on the history of the Holstein cow. The title caused great hilarity in the trade, according to Mr. DONKER, but it ended up selling more than 10,000 copies.
Sharon FITZHENRY, who was a children's librarian in Indiana, came to Toronto to work with her father in 1971, about the time her marriage broke up. She described her father as "a damn tough boss," who was "always in charge." Before starting work at F&W, Ms. FITZHENRY, who had been a heavy smoker, had been nicotine-free for two years - "Within two months I was smoking again," she said. But that was fine with her because, as she admitted, "I'm nuts about the man."
In the mid-1990s, she succeeded him as president of F&W and has since expanded the publishing program, especially in the area of children's books, with the acquisition of Stoddard Kids in 2002 and Red Deer Press in 2005.
Mr. FITZHENRY had a sharp eye for the bottom line and he tended to consider authors and freelance editors mere suppliers instead of delicate artistes in need of financial and editorial nurturing. He was also stubborn. After signing a contract with John Robert Colombo in 1973 to produce Colombo's Canadian Quotations and receiving two-thirds of the manuscript, Mr. FITZHENRY decided the book would sell better with a new title: The Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Quotations. An "aghast" Mr. Colombo demurred at a very chilly lunch, but Mr. FITZHENRY, who appeared to have a momentary hearing loss, was intransigent. Mr. Colombo took his book away and saw it published with great success in 1974 by Hurtig Publishers in Edmonton.
In the late 1980s, mergers and acquisitions were rocking the publishing industry. About the time that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. acquired Harper and Row in the U.S. in 1987 and William Collins and Sons in 1990 to form HarperCollins, there was a move to establish a Canadian company called Harper, Fitzhenry and Collins. The plan was to run it out of F&W's 7,000-square-metre warehouse and office facility in Markham, which had turned into an astute real-estate purchase on Mr. FITZHENRY's part. The new company would amalgamate the Canadian agency business of both Harper and Collins and establish a Canadian-owned publishing arm called Fitzhenry that would be eligible for government book-publishing programs. The problem, according to an industry expert, was that Mr. FITZHENRY wanted to run the whole show and wasn't willing to answer to either an American or a British superior. Giving up his independence after 20 years of being his own boss was a cost he wasn't willing to consider, no matter the compensations. Consequently, the deal fell through, HarperCollins was formed in Canada and Mr. FITZHENRY lost the lucrative Harper and Row agency business that had been a very significant part of his bottom line for more than 20 years.
Final Days
Mr. FITZHENRY had a stroke in 1995 that left him paralyzed on his right side and suffering from aphasia. Showing enormous grit, he relearned some communication skills. Mr. Cutler remembers visiting him with Mr. DONKER. "We had to initiate the conversation and keep it going, but he could still listen and communicate with his eyes," Mr. Cutler said with admiration.
Another stroke, five years later, left Mr. FITZHENRY unable to swallow and drastically diminished his ability to communicate. After 2000, he was bedridden and nurtured by a feeding tube. With enormous help from his family, he was able to live in his own home, where he eventually died in his sleep.
Robert Irvine FITZHENRY was born in New York on April 10, 1918. He died in Toronto last Thursday. He was 89 and had suffered two severe strokes. Predeceased by his wife, Hilda, and his daughter Bridget, he is survived by daughters Sharon and Hollister, three grandchildren and extended family. A private family funeral will be followed by a memorial service at a later date.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-21 published
WITTMAN, Donald Rae
On Saturday, January 19, 2008, Donald Rae WITTMAN passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Don was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan on October 9, 1936, to George and Edith WITTMAN. In 1961, Don moved to Winnipeg to continue his broadcasting career, starting a long-standing relationship with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. While in Winnipeg, Don met his wife Judy whom he married in 1966. Together they raised three children: Karen, Kristen and David. Don was predeceased by his father George and brother Terry CHAMBERS. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Judy; daughter Karen and her daughter Katie; daughter Kristen, her husband Wayne and son Andrew; and son David and his wife Sharon. He is survived by his mother Edith, brother Rob CHAMBERS, his wife Dorothy and their children Christopher and Erin; his sister Gail and her husband Tim DELANEY; and sister-in-law Wendy CHAMBERS and her daughters Catherine and Jennifer. Don's passions in life were his career in broadcasting, golf and, above all, his family. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he was larger than life. He will be remembered for his humour, warmth, compassion and zest for life. He lived with dignity and grace and provided encouragement, inspiration and unconditional love. He will be profoundly missed. The family wishes to thank Friends, colleagues and fans for their tremendous support. We also wish to thank all his physicians together with the staff at CancerCare Manitoba and Riverview Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Riverview Health Centre or the Don Wittman Scholarship Fund for Journalism care of Kristen Wittman at Taylor McCaffrey LLP. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at Grant Memorial Baptist Church, 877 Wilkes Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (204) 885-9715

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-13 published
BEATTIE, Betty E. (née MERRIAM)
Passed away peacefully, at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife and best friend, for 64 years, of Ralph. Loving mother of Susanne CHAMBERS (Fred,) Barbara DEMPSEY (Tom), David (Cathy), and Merri. Loving grandmother of Janice, Shannon, Sarah, Carolyn, Patricia, and Lindsay. Adored great-grandmother of Justin, Ryan, and Kristy TAGGART, and Natasha, Danny, Caitlin, and Suzanne CHAMBERS.
Betty will be sadly missed by her many Friends from Guelph, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ottawa, and Edmonton. She was a dear and special friend to so many, and made a strong and lasting impression on all whom she met. In addition to her active family life, Betty was a dedicated and highly effective volunteer. Her organizational and leadership talents led to many significant accomplishments in a number of service organizations, including guiding, hospital auxiliary work, and palliative care.
A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec Street, Guelph (day and time to be announced).
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family (cards at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-28 published
BEATTIE, Betty E. (née MERRIAM)
Passed away, peacefully, at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife and best friend, for 64 years, of Ralph. Loving mother of Susanne CHAMBERS (Fred), Barbara DEMPSEY (Tom), David (Cathy), and Merri. Loving grandmother of Jamie, Shannon, Sarah, Carolyn, Patricia, and Lindsay. Adored great-grandmother of Justin, Ryan, and Kristy TAGGART, and Natasha, Danny, Caitlin, and Susanne CHAMBERS.
Betty will be sadly missed by her many Friends from Guelph, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ottawa, and Edmonton. She was a dear and special friend to so many, and made a strong and lasting impression on all whom she met. In addition to her active family life, Betty was a dedicated and highly effective volunteer. Her organizational and leadership talents led to many significant accomplishments in a number of service organizations, including guiding, hospital auxiliary work, and palliative care.
A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec Street, Guelph on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences to www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
YOUSTON, David John (B.A. Oxon. Mathematician)
Born March 1st, 1931 in Birmingham, England, died peacefully in Toronto General Hospital on Saturday, March 29th, 2008. He was employed as a researcher at Ontario Hydro and later as a Registrar at the Supreme Court of Ontario. Beloved husband of Evelyn " Lynne" (née PETERS) and father of Christopher (deceased,) cousin of Peter and Anne HUGHES, Judy EDWARDS (Victor,) and Brian YOUSTON (Marie) in Australia. Close friend of the Ann CHAMBERS family and beloved godfather of many. He was a musician and avid chess player who won the Oxford University Chess Championship as an undergraduate at Hertford College. His wit, delightful humour and the twinkle in his eye will be sorely missed by his family, dear Friends and neighbours. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff on 4A West of Toronto General Hospital for all their exceptionally dedicated care during his last days and for the care he received when on a clinical trial at Princess Margaret Hospital. Memorial donations may be made to Princess Margaret Foundation: Department of Oncology and Haematology Research, (attn Doctor Karen YEE) 610 University Avenue, M5G 2M9 or to Habitat for Humanity, 33 Bloor St. East, M4W 3H1. The funeral service will be held at Grace Church On-The-Hill (300 Lonsdale Avenue) on Wednesday April 2nd at 12 noon. The family will be at the church an hour prior to the service.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-23 published
MAGNUSON, Rose Emma (née BELIVEAU)
On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, Rose Emma MAGNUSON passed away peacefully in her 91st year. Beloved wife for almost sixty years of the late Edgar Theodore MAGNUSON. Dear mother of Karen WEILER, mother-in-law of Bobby and grandmother of Nancy and Catherine. Sister of the late Patricia CROTEAU and the late Madgella CHAMBERS. Survived by sister Beatrice GENDRON, 93, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Rose spent most of her life in Saskatchewan and enjoyed such outdoor activities as gardening, picking wild berries, fishing, boating and swimming. The long Saskatchewan winters turned her into an avid bridge player and she became a Life Master. Another favourite pastime was listening to music and she loved any music that had a beat. After moving to Toronto, she spent many happy hours attending local concerts and musical shows, always perfectly turned out with hat and gloves. A feisty, independent senior, she eventually succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. The family wishes to express a very special thanks for their loving care, companionship and support, to her personal support worker, Neverlyn JAMES, and the other devoted members of her 24/7 team, Marialyn AGUILLON and Juvy BALQUIN. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Senior Persons Resident In North Toronto homecare program, the Victorian Order of Nurses, or the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital. The individuals within these organizations enabled Rose to end her days in dignity in her own surroundings. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted in Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue (Yonge Street south of Lawrence Avenue), on Thursday at 11 a.m. In accordance with her wishes, Rose will be cremated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-10 published
BLACK, Madeleine (née BEAUBIEN)
Passed away peacefully at the Maison Herron on May 7, 2008. Widow of Denis John BLACK. Beloved mother of Jennifer, Brian and John (Gigi). Dear grandmother of Christopher, Matthew, Stephanie and Andrew BLACK. Also survived by her nieces Gretta Taylor CHAMBERS and Margot Beaubien BAILLIE and her nephews Charles Taylor and Charles BEAUBIEN. Grateful thanks to Fran Porteous for devoted care. A funeral service will be held at the church of the Ascension of Our Lord on May 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Sherbrooke Street and Clarke Avenue, Westmount. In lieu of flowers, donations to McGill University Council on Palliative Care would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral direction by Collins Clarke MacGillivray White (514) 483-1870.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
KROEGER, Arthur
Died of cancer with family at his side in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 9, 2008. Mr. KROEGER is survived by his spouse, Huguette LABELLE; his daughters, Alix and Kate; his stepchildren Chantal LABELLE (and partner Paul CHAMBERS) and Pierre LABELLE; his granddaughter, Catherine LABELLE- CHAMBERS; his brothers Nicholas, George and Peter; and his sister Anne (Dafoe). He is predeceased by his first wife, Gabrielle (Gay); and by his brother Henry and sister Helen. Born September 7, 1932, on a farm in Naco, Alberta, Mr. KROEGER was the youngest of seven children. The family were Mennonites who emigrated from Russia in 1926 and settled in Alberta. Mr. KROEGER graduated from the University of Alberta with an honours degree in English literature in 1955, and was then awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford, where he took a degree in politics, philosophy and economics. In 1958, he joined the Department of External Affairs as a foreign service officer, serving in Geneva, New Delhi and Washington. From 1975 to 1992, Mr. KROEGER served as a deputy minister in the federal government in six departments, including Indian and Northern Affairs; Transport; Energy, Mines and Resources; and Employment and Immigration. After leaving the government in 1992, he served as Chancellor of Carleton University from 1993 to 2002, where the Kroeger College of Public Affairs was named after him in 1999. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Toronto in 199394 and a visiting fellow at Queen's University 1993-2000. In 2000, he was elected an honorary fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and received the University of Alberta's Distinguished Alumnus Award. He chaired the Public Policy Forum 1992-94 and was chair of the Canadian Policy Research Network and the National Statistics Council at the time of his death. In 1989, he received the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1989 and a Companion of the Order in 2000. He held honorary doctorates from the Universities of Western Ontario, Alberta, Calgary and Carleton. He was the author of two books: Hard Passage, about his family's experience in emigrating from Russia to Canada and a forthcoming memoir about the definitive reform of Western grain transportation, which will be published by the University of Alberta Press next year. The funeral will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street, Ottawa, K1R 5A6, on Thursday, May 15 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carleton University for the Arthur KROEGER Scholarship, attention Denise MAYER, 510 Robertson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa K1S 5B6, or at www.carleton.ca under 'Giving to Carleton' and stipulating the purpose for which the money is to be used. For additional information, please contact Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Homes Central Chapel, Ottawa, 613-233-1143 or www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-13 published
BLACK, Madeleine (née BEAUBIEN)
Passed away peacefully at the Maison Herron on May 7, 2008. Widow of Denis John BLACK. Beloved mother of Jennifer, Brian and John (Gigi). Dear grandmother of Christopher, Matthew, Stephanie and Andrew BLACK. Also survived by her nieces Gretta Taylor CHAMBERS and Margot Beaubien BAILLIE and her nephews Charles TAILOR/TAYLOR and Charles BEAUBIEN. Grateful thanks to Fran Porteous for devoted care. A funeral service will be held at the church of the Ascension of Our Lord on May 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Sherbrooke Street and Clarke Avenue, Westmount. In lieu of flowers, donations to McGill University Council on Palliative Care would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral direction by Collins Clarke MacGillivray White (514) 483-1870.

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-26 published
JACKSON, George Crandon
Passed away at Trillium Health Care Centre, Mississauga on Friday May 23, 2008 at the age of 79: loving husband of Margret Sigvaldason JACKSON, beloved father of Arden Sylvia JACKSON, David George JACKSON (1993) and Bruce Ross JACKSON (Leslie); cherished Grandfather and Afi of Stefan, Hart, David, Andrew, Steven, Ross, Alex, Jennie, Christopher, Hunter, Townsend, Piper; father-in-law of Alison WILSON (Scott,) brother of James JACKSON and uncle of Anne JACKSON and Susan CHAMBERS (Raymond.) George will also be sadly missed by his many relatives and Friends. George was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 12, 1929, to George Alexander and Susie Crandon JACKSON. He graduated from University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry in 1954. He was employed as a Chemist with Burns Co. in Winnipeg until 1960, by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as National Sales Manager to 1965, by Denver Laboratories as General Manager and Executive Vice President to 1975. He 'retired' to his job as Licensed Real Estate Broker with Royal Lepage specializing in Investment Commercial Industrial properties from 1975 to the present. George is remembered by his family for his powerful intelligence, devotion, guidance, and love, as well as his maverick approach to all things, and by many for his dignified appearance and eternally positive, witty personality. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Alton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted in memory of George in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 14th, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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CHAMBERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
BEATTIE, Ralph David
Passed away peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre, Guelph, on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, in his 91st year. He joins his beloved wife and best friend of sixty-four years, Betty, who passed away in March of this year. Loving father of Susanne CHAMBERS (Fred,) Barbara DEMPSEY (Tom), David (Cathy), and Merri. Proud grandfather of Jamie, Shannon, Sarah, Carolyn, Patricia, and Lindsay. Adored great-grandfather of Justin, Ryan, and Kristy Taggart, and Natasha, Danny, Caitlin, and Susanne CHAMBERS.
Ralph served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 and his love of flying led to a life-long career in aviation: first as an air traffic controller, and then, as Chief of Air Traffic Control Procedures for Canada. Betty and Ralph enjoyed a long and happy retirement in Niagara-on-the Lake, and latterly, in Guelph, returning home after many years to family and life-long Friends. Ralph was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and he will be missed by many. He will, particularly, be remembered for his amazing memory and wonderful story-telling.
A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec Street, Guelph, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. An Interment Service will be held immediately following at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Saint_Joseph's Health Centre (Palliative Care) would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)
The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre for their compassionate care.

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