CURKOWSKYJ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
CURKOWSKYJ, Doctor Roman Marian
In loving memory of Doctor Roman Marian CURKOWSKYJ who passed away January 1, 2007 at the age of 89. At a young age Roman left his family and country, Ukraine, to complete his medical studies in Graz, Austria in 1942. He went on to specialize in Orthopedic Surgery and in 1943 was drafted to join the German army. As an orthopedic specialist he was placed in the Galician Division and for several years served as chief medical officer at the P.O.W. camp in Rimini, Italy. Roman continued his position as chief medical officer in England and in 1951 immigrated to Canada with his wife and young family. His determination along with his gift for languages enabled him to successfully recertify as an orthopedic surgeon. Roman became Chief of Surgery at Doctor's Hospital for 20 years and worked as a consulting physician for the Workers Compensation Board. Roman enjoyed a very successful medical career and was a tireless worker right to the end. Apart from family, Roman cherished most the Ukrainian community as a whole. He donated generously to various Ukrainian organizations, cofounded the Ukrainian Medical Association and eventually founded his own foundation. Roman represents the end of an era, and an important part of our history. An entire generation displaced by the war passing into history. He was an extraordinary man that led a fascinating life and his generosity will continue to live on through his foundation. Please email thoughts and stories to dr.curk@hotmail.com. Sadly missed by his children, grandchildren and family.

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CURNOE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-01-07 published
SPICER loved history, humour
Elizabeth SPICER, a librarian for 38 years, organized the local history collection.
By Jennifer O'BRIEN, Sun Media, Mon., January 7, 2008
A local history guru, an independent woman known for wit and determination, former London librarian Elizabeth SPICER has died.
She was 91.
SPICER died Tuesday, days after a stroke. Her legacy survives at the London public library, where for 38 years she helped anyone find information on anything, and organized the library's extensive local history collection.
To Friends who recall her "fantastic sense of humour," SPICER will always be the independent librarian -- always "Miss," but never "Ms" Betty SPICER -- who was passionate about history and architecture, a woman who took the bus where she needed to go.
Glen CURNOE, who became a librarian himself, recalls SPICER was the librarian who helped him to win a debate when he was a South secondary school student in the 1950s.
Assigned to do a speech on whether television was beneficial to teenagers, Curnoe said he went to the central library, where SPICER was working as head of the general reference collection.
"I told her about my speech and she helped me collect all this information on television," he said. "I won the debate at school."
He has other childhood memories of SPICER.
"I do remember her threatening to kick us out if we didn't keep quiet," he chuckled. "That was when libraries were supposed to be quiet places."
Eventually, he would return to the library to work, where he developed respect for SPICER. The two developed a Friendship that forever connected them each May 22, the date of both their birthdays.
In 1967, SPICER became head of the newly established London Room at the library, remaining there for 14 years.
"She loved history. She was very loyal to her causes, local history and genealogy," said CURNOE, who followed SPICER as the London Room director.
In 1981, when she retired, SPICER was made a life member of the London and Middlesex Historical Society for contributions "beyond the call of duty."
Even in retirement, SPICER remained a stalwart on the city's historical scene.
Another friend, Anne McKillop, yesterday remembered SPICER as a "tiny little woman with a fantastic sense of humour."
The two met in 1966 when together they helped form the London branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. For years, they worked together on committees to save historical sites.
"She always had this amazing ability to inject humour into things, so we could get on with things.
"I can still see her, this little woman with heavy glasses. She'd be reading a report or something and she would smile and make a dry comment that would break everybody up."
SPICER's funeral is scheduled today at 2 p.m. at the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist, 280 Saint_James St. in London.

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CURRAH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Patric Jon " Ric Chip"
I would like to take this time to say "Thank You". But a simple "Thank You" doesn't come close to expressing the gratitude I feel for all the support that I have received from family and Friends. It's in difficult times like these that we realize just how many Friends we have, and how much they really mean to us. Throughout his life, Ric has touched so many people with, his genuine smile, his laugh, his jokes, his stories, his generosity, and quick impulse to help anyone or any cause that came along. One of Ric's most important accomplishments in life was the many Friends he acquired along the way. The respect and final farewell that all of you gave him will never be forgotten. Just as I'm certain that Ric will never be forgotten, because there will always be a part of him in all our hearts. I would like to extend a special thank you to- Dennis and Sheila JOYCE, Renaye and Bernice MYERS, Joe SANTOS, Wayne HAUSER and Karen CURRAH, Gary BROOKS, Ted and Kathy JOHNSTON, Wayne HENDERSON, Pete and Gloria PALMER, Tracy TRUDELL, Kathy CRAWFORD, Christine McAULEY, Reverend J. WHITE/WHYTE, Bill DENNING, Saint Mary's Church, West Elgin Legion and everyone who brought food, sent flowers, sent cards and emails and telephoned. A very special thank you to Hostess Frito Lay and the person(s) who arranged for the "Chip Truck" to be at the church on the day of the funeral. It was a befitting tribute and goodbye to Ric "Chip", who took great pride in his job and who had fond attachments to everyone associated with it. From Branika Savic and the family of Ric "Chip" Whyte.

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CURRAH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
MILLS, Glen C.G.
Suddenly on his farm, Milglen Farms, in Blanshard Ward, as the result of a farming accident, on Sunday, April 20, 2008. Glen C.G. MILLS age 44 years beloved husband and best friend for 24 years of Linda (CURRAH) MILLS. Proud and loving father of Mandy MILLS and Rob MARTIN, Jeff MILLS, Melissa MILLS and Jamie MILLS. Cherished son of Winnie MILLS of Blanshard Ward and the late Roy MILLS (2004) and dear son-in-law of Don and Trudy CURRAH of Kirkton and Patsy CURRAH of Saint Marys. Dear brother of Joyce KIRKBY (Wayne,) John MILLS (Jacqui,) Judy NEWMAN (Dave,) Karen KNOTT (Barry,) Audrey PECKHAM (Rob.) Sadly missed by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews and their families. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkton Union Cemetery. In Glen's memory donations to Saint Marys Lion's Club, Foundation for Education Perth Huron (for South Perth Playground), Saint Marys Library (Audio Books) would be appreciated as expressions of Sympathy. Online condolences may be sent to www.ballfc.ca.

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CURRAH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
MITCHELL, Richard and CURRAH, Betty
In loving memory of Richard, July 23, 2005 and Betty CURRAH, November 10, 1987. Little we knew that morning, That God was going to call you home, In life we loved you both dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you both, But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You both left us wonderful memories, Your love is still our guide, Although we cannot see you, You're always by our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, As God calls us one by one, The family chain will link again. With love from the entire Mitchell family. Mom, Dad, sister, brothers, nieces and nephews.

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CURRAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-04 published
WILSON, Thomas “Tom&rdquo
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at the age of 70 years, Tom WILSON of Port Elgin and formerly of Brampton. Husband of the former Maureen CURRAN. Father of Mark and his wife Jodie of Brampton, Lynne DALZIEL of Etobicoke, John of Walkerton, Maureen WILSON and Rick GIBERSON of Walkerton, Paul and his wife Angie of Wasaga Beach, and James and his wife Raffaella of New Zealand. Grandpa to Shannon and Amanda, Calla and Joshua, Emily and Ethan, and Adam. Brother of Marie O'CONNOR of Long Island, New York. He will also be missed by his coffee buddies from McDonald's. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 7th. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Church, 920 Wellington Street, Port Elgin on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER as celebrant. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Walkerton. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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CURRAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-25 published
WHEELER, Lorne Russel
At the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Thursday April 24, 2008. Lorne WHEELER of Meaford, in his 84th year. son of the late Horace and Rowena (née CURRAN) WHEELER. Dear brother of Florence BURGER of Niagara Falls, Ray WHEELER (Howie) and Frank WHEELER (Joan) all of Meaford, Lawrence WHEELER (Dorothy) of Port Sydney and Carl HEPPINSTALL (Debby) of Owen Sound. Predeceased by sisters Alice, Jean Doris, Marjorie and Jessie and by brothers Borden and Reginald. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. A private family graveside service will be conducted at Stayner Union Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher Street East, Meaford, Ontario N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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CURRAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-10-29 published
Marion Thelma CURRAN (née WILLIAMSON)
At York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Saturday, October 18, 2008 in
her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late William Curran. Loving mother to
their 10 children and their spouses: Michael (died 1986) and Susan,
Kathryn and Nick, Jane, Jennifer and Sylvain, James and Gwendolyn, Andrew
and Kim, Robert and Barbara, Joseph and Sherlynn, Geoffrey and Samantha,
and Victoria. ''Grambo'' to her 19 grand- children: Andrew, Elizabeth,
Sarah, Christopher, Nicole, Marisa, Peter, Bethany, Kate, Jesse,
Benjamin, Rachel, Joe, Judah, Matthew, Emily, Laura, Simon and Liam and
her great-grandchildren: Jack, Luke and Haven. Born and raised on the
Williamson farm on Lake Mindemoya, Marion was sixth of her seven sister
and four brothers, following Crystal, Floyd, Ilene, Dot, and Dub, and
preceding Margaret, Reid, Norrie, Dale and Peter. Marion lived a life of
joyful service to her family and community. She will be sadly missed by
her many extended family members and Friends. A funeral service was held
at King City United Church on Thursday October 23, 2009.

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CURRAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-16 published
MacCOLL, Beulah Sarah Jane (née FISHER)
Passed peacefully away at Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia on Monday, April 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Hugh (Barney) MacCOLL (1989.) Beulah was born on February 05, 1913 on the 10th Line East (Petrolia Line) to Margaret (McLEAN) and Walter FISHER. She attended church in her early years at St. Andrew's Brooke and Enniskillen United Church and attended school on the Tenth Line. In her early twenties she moved to Regina to live with her grandfather George FISHER. Upon returning she met and married her husband Barney in 1938 and lived in Petrolia. They purchased a house on Greenfield Street in 1947 where she lived until 2003 when she moved to Fiddick's Retirement Home. Shortly after Barney's illness in the 50's she returned to high school and completed her commercial diploma, then obtaining employment at a local bank until he was able to return to work at Polymer several years later. She was an active member of many organizations including a monthly Bridge Club, the Girl Guides of Canada, the Elizabeth Council of the Universal Craftsmen Council of Engineers, the Petrolia and Enniskillen Fair Board and the Central Enniskillen Women's Institute. She has been a participating member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for 69 years. She was an avid quilter, teaching both her daughters to quilt and producing quilts for all her grandchildren. In her 80's she learned to tole paint and spent many enjoyable hours painting various projects. She loved to knit and continued this hobby until the last month of her life. Beulah attended many exercise classes which she said kept her flexible and in good health. Her many trips with Charlie were a special pastime and she attained her goal of visiting both the east and west coasts of Canada. Beulah was the last surviving member of a family of eight. She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers Delores (Fred) EVOY, Clayton (Gwen) FISHER, Don (Lou) FISHER, Jerry FISHER (killed in action in France in World War 2), Gwendolyn FISHER, Arlie FISHER and Wayne (Donna) FISHER and Catherine FISHER. Beulah is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughters Lynne (Arthur) WHITE/WHYTE of Corunna and Claire (Robert) LUMLEY of Marthaville. She was special "Grandma Beulah" to her 6 grandchildren Erin (Carolyn) WHITE/WHYTE, Erika (Jaime) LOPES, Errol WHITE/WHYTE, Janice LEWIS, Jill (Mike) CURRAN and Mark (Debbie) LUMLEY. Her great-grandchildren were a source of immense enjoyment in her later years - Kaylee WHITE/WHYTE, Reis and Reina LOPES, Jordan and Chelsea LEWIS, Jessica and Justin CURRAN, and Mackenzie and Luke LUMLEY. A celebration of Beulah's life and funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 2 o'clock, with visitation from 1 p.m. to service time. Rev. George BELL officiating. Interment will follow in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Due to Beulah's lifelong commitment to her church, expressions of sympathy through donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Petrolia or the Fiddick's Nursing Home Activity Fund would be appreciated. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com. A special thank you is extended to all the wonderful staff at Fiddick's Nursing Home. Their care and concern has been a source of comfort to both Beulah and her family.

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CURRAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-08 published
CURRAN, Lucy Marie (née MELANSON)
Peacefully, with her loving family at her side, on Sunday January 6th, 2008 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Frank CURRAN (1999). Loving mother of Greg and his wife Colleen. Cherished "Gramma" to Meagan and Whitney. Lucy will be missed and lovingly remembered by her very special friend Leo CUNNINGHAM and his family. Friends may call on Wednesday, January 9th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue), on Thursday January 10th, 2008 at 10 o'clock. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation - Odette Cancer Clinic. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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CURRAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Marian Elizabeth (née INGRAM)
Quietly on Friday, January 11, 2008, at Sunrise of Richmond Hill in her 88th year. Born in Saint Thomas, Ontario, May 2nd 1920, Marian was the dear daughter of the late Judge Andrew Allan INGRAM and his wife Alice Maud CURRAN and much-loved sister of Frances WOODHOUSE of Toronto and the late Margaret BALL of Leamington. Beloved wife of the late Robert Berkeley TAILOR/TAYLOR, and dearly loved mother of Patricia TAILOR/TAYLOR (Aurora,) Margaret TAILOR/TAYLOR (London, England,) and Paul TAILOR/TAYLOR (Toronto.) Fondly remembered by Cheryl HARRIS- TAILOR/TAYLOR (and Michael SCOTT) and her grandchildren Lindsay and Jamieson SCOTT and Meagan and Liam TAILOR/TAYLOR. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.) on Thursday January 17, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will held at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. (at Duplex Ave.) on Friday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to ALS or Trees Ontario would be most appreciated.

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CURRAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
He was trying to sober up. He never got the chance
By Erin ANDERSSEN, Page F8
'I'm home!" - that was how Mitchell ANDERSON liked to announce his arrival on the many late nights he staggered into the overnight shelter at the Shepherds Of Good Hope in Ottawa, looking for a place to sleep off a drinking binge. He had a regular panhandling spot outside Elgin Street where, his Friends say, his smiling compliments to passing woman helped him raise change for a bottle of sherry faster than just about anyone else. Drunk, he couldn't walk away from a fight; his face carried the scars of angry fists. But sober, he'd offer up his last cigarette if asked.
They told some of these stories this week at his funeral, held in a crowded chapel at the Shepherds, attended by staff who knew Mr. ANDERSON, his family and his Friends from the street. They spoke, in particular, to his teenaged daughter, Christine, hunched over in tears in the second row, who had just been growing close to her father again. They know who she is, because Mr. ANDERSON talked about her all the time. She was the reason he stopped wandering and returned to Ottawa. Why, at 38, he wanted to deal with his alcohol addiction and go straight.
"He was really trying to kick it," says Ryan CURRAN, a frontline worker at the shelter. "I honestly believed he was one of the guys who was going to sober up."
He never got the chance.
Close to midnight on July 13, he was struck by a red Mazda sports car while he was crossing Sussex Drive, several blocks from the shelter. He died in hospital two days later, kept on life support so his mother and brother, travelling from his hometown of Kenora, Ontario, could say good-bye.
The driver, believed to be in his late twenties or early thirties, didn't stop. Neither he nor his blonde female passenger has come forward. As of Thursday, police had narrowed their investigation to a handful of possible cars.
His Friends worry that his life is seen to matter less because he spent it on the streets and his story is too much of a cliché to draw the sympathy it deserves. Abandoned by his father, raised by a mother who tried her best with limited resources, he struggled in school, left home at 18, started drinking and couldn't stop. He travelled from city to city, carrying everything he owned in a bag. He drank cheap wine if he had the money, and rubbing alcohol if he didn't. He went to jail repeatedly, mostly for minor offences - disturbing the peace, failing to pay fines - but after sobering up behind bars, he inevitably began the cycle again when he fell back into the streets.
Lately, those streets, he told his older brother, Dave, were getting meaner and, as he was getting older, his body was less able to handle a night passed out in a park. He spoke more often lately about getting away from them for good.
But where was he to go, shelter staff wonder, to solve all his problems? They could take him in for a night or two, put him on a waiting list for treatment. But those solutions aren't enough, or they happen too slowly. As Paul SOUCIE, executive director at the Shepherds, points out in frustration, they can't send alcoholics or addicts, many of whom suffer from mental illness, into supportive housing - they're not able break the habit on their own. The city's detox unit is almost always full, and by the time there's a bed, Mr. SOUCIE says, the person waiting for it has been lost once more to the streets.
Over and over, the shelter staff see men and women like Mitchell ANDERSON, seeking a cure for their disease, and they have to tell them: "There's nowhere for you to go."
For the last three years, he stayed in Ottawa, to be near his daughter, who lives in an apartment in Vanier, a neighbourhood close to downtown, with her mother, Fatima DACOSTA. She and Mr. ANDERSON had lived together when Christine was young, then split up. But as long as he was sober, Ms. DACOSTA didn't turn him away when he showed up at the door. "He was trying," she said at the funeral, "to make amends."
He didn't need to be reminded to hide his addiction from Christine: He could be a rough, sloppy drunk, and he never wanted her to see that. Whenever he planned to visit, he went cold turkey, his Friends say, even if they had a bottle to share.
One afternoon, Mr. ANDERSON's daughter bumped into him on the street, called his name, and he was too drunk to recognize her. "He came and he was in tears," Mr. CURRAN recalls. "After that, he was sober for a couple of days, and then he would slip." He kept trying. "I can't be a true father," he'd say sadly. "I have too many problems."
Mr. ANDERSON spent his last afternoon with Christine. That night, Mr. CURRAN suspects he was making his way back to the shelter. It was his practice to show up early in the morning, though not always in good spirits. "You wouldn't want to approach him then," says Mr. CURRAN. " Most average citizens would walk away." But he'd sleep it off, and, later, they might catch up over a sandwich. They weren't so different, Mr. CURRAN observes: They each had a daughter and wanted to be the best fathers possible.
At his funeral, when Friends rose to speak, Wayne BOUCHER described how he met Mr. ANDERSON when they were both living on the streets of Toronto in 1995. In Ottawa, they often drank together.
"He was never a lost soul," Mr. BOUCHER said, standing at the foot of his friend's coffin. "He always knew the direction he wanted to go. Unfortunately, we all got our addictions."
Erin ANDERSSEN is a senior feature writer for The Globe and Mail. This is one of a series on individuals and families across Canada who are dealing with mental-health issues.

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CURRAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
CURRAN, Patrick Joseph
(Executive, Royal Canadian Legion 356, Sutton)
Peacefully at his home in Keswick, on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the age of 59 years. Pat CURRAN, beloved husband of Elspeth KEAN. Dear father of Paul CURRAN (Katharine) of Scarborough and Alex KEAN (Suzanne) of Stouffville. Loving grandfather of Courtney and Katelyn. Resting at the Forrest and Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 20916 Dalton Road, Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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CURRENT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-17 published
BRYCE, Douglas Paterson
Father, husband, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, leading head and neck surgeon, world traveller, humorist, dinner table debater. Born May 27, 1917, in Toronto. Died March 10 in Toronto of natural causes, aged 90.
By Helen BRYCE, Peter BRYCE, Bonnie GIBSON, Dub BRYCE and Alison CURRENT, Page L8
Douglas Paterson BRYCE was the son of the late Peter BRYCE, moderator of the United Church and minister of the Metropolitan United Church in Toronto.
He met his late wife, Elizabeth FIELD, at a university dance. They were married the day after he graduated from medical school on April 4, 1942, by his father.
Douglas was known by a variety of titles and monikers. If you knew him as Captain BRYCE in the Medical Corps during the Second World War, you saw him riding around Europe on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dispensing rum while saving lives and ducking bullets.
If you knew him as Doctor BRYCE, you knew he was a world leader in head and neck surgery who pioneered surgical techniques and established the Laryngeal Laboratory at the University of Toronto with support from the Charlie Conacher research fund. A compassionate, charming doctor, he was loved by his patients. He travelled the world as a lecturer, clinician and examiner, leading many national and international professional organizations.
If you knew him as Professor BRYCE, you knew that in 1966 he became the first full-time professor of otolaryngology at the University of Toronto, a position he held until 1982, upon which he became professor emeritus. During this time the department doubled in size, graduating six students a year and formalizing a post-residency fellowship program. He lectured and published widely, and was recognized with awards and medals.
If you knew him as Dad or Prof, you were a family member or close friend and knew he never took himself too seriously. His adoring children - Peter, Bonnie, Dub and Alison - lived a busy life between Toronto, winters skiing at Osler Bluff in Collingwood, Ontario, and summers spent on Flatrock, their island on Georgian Bay.
The island tennis court was the scene of hilarious family tournaments. Prof was known for his "big scoop," a grand forehand shot that was still rising as it hit the back fence. As a handyman, he had a large, red toolbox filled with absolutely nothing of use. A tube of Goop was his answer to most fix-it challenges - it virtually held together his boat, Doug's Delight.
If you knew him as Big Doug, you were one of 13 grandchildren who happily ate his macaroni casseroles and shortbread cookies, rose to his challenge during dinner debates and knew, as we all did, that he was a kind, loving man whom people loved to be around. He will be dearly missed.
Helen BRYCE is Douglas's daughter-in-law and Peter BRYCE, Bonnie GIBSON, Dub BRYCE and Alison CURRENT are his children.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
TUPLING, Glen
I would like to thank my family, Norm and Gwen and Doug ACHESON, Friends, the Bev RUHL's, Bob CURRIE's, Jim VROOMAN's and the Rev. Johanna VANDERSPEK for trips made to hospitals, Headwaters Healthcare Centres, Kitchener and Credit Valley. Thank you to our many Friends in the community for their support during Glen's lengthy illness and in our recent bereavement. Thank you for cards, donations, floral arrangements and to all who attended the wake and funeral. Also thank you to Christine and staff at the Doney Funeral Home. Sincerely,
- Marie.
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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-23 published
DAILEY, Marion Alice (PATCHELL)
Peacefully at Lee Manor in Owen Sound Thursday afternoon February 21, 2008. The former Marion PATCHELL of R.R.#1, Kemble in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl DAILEY. Loving mother of Tom and his wife Gloria of R.R.#1, Kemble, Doug of R.R.#1, Wiarton, Don and his wife Wanda of R.R.#1 Kemble and Dave and his wife Brenda of R.R.#1, Wiarton. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Joanne BEATTIE (Chris), Raymond DAILEY (Dee), Andrea KESSLER (Jeremy,) Jennifer WILSON (Paul,) Ryan DAILEY (Amanda Gowan) and Denise THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Brandon) and step-grandmother of Linda MONK, Kathy BALLS, Jamie PORTER and Mike PORTER and her thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand_son. Dear sister-in-law of Orval DAILEY of St. Catherines. Predeceased by her daughter-in-law Sharon DAILEY, two brothers Bill and Verral PATCHELL and two sisters Edna CURRIE and Mabel HERRON. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Deborah MURRAY officiating. Spring interment Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake. Memorial contributions to the Kemble United Church or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Marion by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-08 published
McTEER, Linda Elaine
Suddenly at North York General Hospital on Friday April 4th, 2008 at the age of 55 years. Linda McTEER of New Dundee and formerly of Paisley. Linda was born in Walkerton on March 3rd, 1953 and was raised in Paisley. She was the sixth child of seven of the late Harold and Irene (MOONEY) McTEER. She worked 25 years with the Economical Insurance Company in Kitchener before finishing her insurance career with Hallmark Insurance in Scarborough. In 1980 Linda was appointed guardian of the family of the late John and Marjorie (McTEER) TANNER who are left to mourn her passing: Clifford and Joanne, Jim and Cindi, Connie and her friend Jim STRAUS all of Port Elgin, Carl and Debbie, Cindy SWEIGER, Jeff and Bonnie all of Paisley and all of their children. Predeceased by the youngest Laurie Ann TANNER (1988.) Also left to mourn her passing are her siblings, Gladys and John TURNBALL of Waterloo, Shirley and Bob CURRIE of Paisley, Glen McTEER of London and Rhonda McTEER of Wingham, Keith and Rhonda McTEER of Newmarket. She is also survived by her stepmother Marge McTEER of Durham. She is predeceased by her brothers Lorne (1990) and Wayne (1994). She also leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. A graveside service will be held at Purdy Cemetery on Friday, April 11th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Judy ZARUBICK officiating. Following interment, a celebration of Linda's life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #295, Paisley. Memorial contributions to the Paisley Health Clinic would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-24 published
SMALL, Susan Catherine (née CURRIE)
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Thursday May 22, 2008. Susan Catherine (CURRIE) SMALL of Mount Forest in her 55th year. Beloved wife of Kevin SMALL. Loving mother of Brandy SMALL and Cody SMALL of Mount Forest. Loved sister of Ron CURRIE and wife Debbie of Barrie and Joan AITKEN and husband Lloyd of Mount Forest. Daughter-in-law of Sam SMALL of Mount Forest. Dear sister-in-law of Sherry McDONALD and husband Michael of R.R.#2, Harriston, Warren SMALL and wife Betty of Seaforth and Jason SMALL and wife Dana of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. Aunt of Kimberly MATHESON and husband Paul, Andrea CURRIE and husband Evan, Laura CURRIE and friend Bobby, Hannah CURRIE, Chris AITKEN, Chad AITKEN and wife Amanda, Cory AITKEN, Riley McDONALD, Curtis McDONALD, Shawn McDONALD, Danielle SMALL and Jessica SMALL. Predeceased by parents Doug and Edna CURRIE and mother-in-law Gwen SMALL. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Mount Forest United Church on Monday May 26th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Louise Marshall Hospital or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-02 published
JOHNSTON, Jean Leone (formerly WHALEN, née WILKINSON)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, May 30, 2008. Jean Leone JOHNSTON of Markdale. Dearly beloved wife of Jim JOHNSTON. Loving mother of Paul (Jean) WHALEN of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of Brad (Denise) WHALEN of Kitchener; Jeff (Bev) WHALEN of England; Lisa (Dave) WALKER of Cambridge; Jennifer (Jeff) COOPER of Owen Sound; Dave (Natalie) WHALEN of Owen Sound and Kevin (Tracey) WHALEN of Kemble. Great-grandmother of thirteen. Sister-in-law of Grace WILKINSON of Calgary, George (Margaret) JOHNSTON and Harold (Jane) JOHNSTON all of Markdale. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John and Maude (SEABROOKE) WILKINSON, her brothers Steve, Albert, Wilbert; and sister Rita CURRIE, her first husband Maurice (Morris) WHALEN, son Douglas WHALEN and her grand_son Kenneth WHALEN. Visitation will be held at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held Tuesday June 3, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Mark WAUGH will be officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Memorial donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation (Markdale) or Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation (Owen Sound) would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-16 published
LAWRENCE, Marjorie E. (CURRIE)
Suddenly at her residence Monday morning July 14th, 2008. The former Marjorie CURRIE of R.R.#7, Owen Sound in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late George LAWRENCE. Loving mother of Gord and his wife Darlene, Bev and his wife Kathy all of Owen Sound, Ken and his wife Ann of Tara, Sandra and her husband Gary DORAN of Port Elgin and Judy and her husband Ron HILSDEN of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered by her thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Loving sister of Dorothy HOFFMAN and Harold CURRIE and his wife Pat all of Owen Sound. Dear sister-in-law of Leonard LAWRENCE and his wife Rena of Shallow Lake, Eunice CRAIG and Marj QUESNEL both of Owen Sound. Predeceased by three brothers; Goldie, Wilfred and Gordon. A Family Service will be conducted from the Shallow Lake United Church Thursday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Jack TWEDDLE officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Marjorie by the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth 519-935-2754 or Toll Free 1-888-340-3467

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CURRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
CURRIE, Jessie Teresa
Peacefully, at Extendicare Nursing Home, on Sunday, March 2, 2008, Jessie Teresa CURRIE in her 83rd year, formerly of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Dearest friend of the late Wilfred JOHNSON (July 1999.) Dear sister of Margaret CURRIE, Blanche McLEOD and Georgina LARTAR (predeceased) all of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, Dufferin Avenue at Richmond Street, on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-12 published
POWELL, Clayton Melvin
At London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, on Monday, March 10, 2008, Clayton Melvin POWELL at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Marjorie L. (CURRIE) POWELL for 57 years. Dear brother of Gordon POWELL of Florida. Predeceased by his sister Marion BARBER. At his request no funeral will be held. Cremation with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Arrangements entrusted to the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 150-633 Colborne Street, London, Ontario, N6B 2V3. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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CURRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
PUGSLEY, Nell Sophia (CURRIE)
Peacefully at Victoria Place Retirement Home in Kitchener, on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 in her 90th year. Predeceased by her loving husband William Charles "Bill" (1982). Loving mother to the late William Andrew "Andy" PUGSLEY (1986,) the late Charles Michael "Mike" PUGSLEY (2006) and Marilyn (Stuart) PHILLIPS. Nell was predeceased by her siblings Neil CURRIE, Ethel FINNIGAN and Anne HAINES. Dear Grandmother to Pam, Wendy, Kylee, Tracy, Cindy, Michael, Evelyn, Gwen and Conrad. G.G. will be lovingly remembered by her many great-grandchildren. Nell will be fondly remembered by her daughter-in-law, Kathryn BRUM and her devoted nieces Joanne, Mary-Ellen and Katherine. A special thank you to the staff at Victoria Place for taking such wonderful care of her for the last two years. Friends and family are invited to share in a graveside service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 303 Riverside Drive, London on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. If the weather is inclement, her service will be held in the cemetery chapel. If desired, expressions of sympathy in Nell's memory may be made to the Arthritis Society, 400 York Street, Suite 204, London, Ontario, N6B 3N2. Arrangements entrusted to the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, (519-433-5184) Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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CURRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
McKICHAN, Jean Doris (McNAUGHTON)
Peacefully with her family at her side at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig, on Sunday, May 4, 2008, Jean Doris McKICHAN, R.N. (McNAUGHTON) passed, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Elliott McKICHAN. Loving mother of John MacKICHAN and his wife Shirley, and Bruce MacKICHAN and his wife Marg. Cherished grandma of Debbie and Kevin FUTCHER, Jim and Heather MacKICHAN, Carrie MUMA and Scott BROPHEY, Christine and Darren McCARTER, and Scott and Jennifer MacKICHAN. Great-grandma of Andrew, Amanda, Kyle, Mikayla, Cadence, Katie and Ty. Dear sister of Grace CURRIE and sister-in-law of Eveyln McNAUGHTON. Predeceased by her brothers Duncan and Gordon McNAUGHTON, brothers-in-law Llewellyn "Boots" CURRIE and Manley ROBINSON and sisters-in-law Thelma McNAUGHTON and Iola ROBINSON. Jean is survived by many nieces and nephews. Jean was a dedicated nurse for many years. She will be missed by many Friends who knew her through the years. Visitation will be held at T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig, on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Rev. David MITCHELL officiating. Interment to follow in Carlisle Cemetery. In memory of Jean, donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital or Craigwiel Gardens. a tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-16 published
WAYNER, Hubert Carlton
At Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home on Saturday, June 14, 2008, Hubert Carlton WAYNER in his 73rd year, passed away peacefully with his beloved wife and best friend of 53 years Olive (Sue) by his side. Dear father of Brenda (Cyril) CURRIE of Brantford, Louis (Alethea), Sheila, Gail (Bob) HATHAWAY, Hubert, Lillian (Donovan) BROWN, Margaret (Rob) GLASGOW and Danny. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hubert will be dearly missed by many family members and Friends. Friends will be received at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, June 19th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to Breast Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Hubert C. WAYNER.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.creemore.creemore_echo 2008-07-11 published
AARDEN, Gerardus " Gerry"
Passed away peacefully at home, on Monday, July 7, 2008, in his 79th year. Gerry of Stayner, beloved husband of Mary (née IVITS.) Loving father of Willy (Sharon,) Joanne (Gord ELLIS,) MaryAnn (Brent CARRUTHERS), John (Donna), Harriette (Jim THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and Elly CURRIE. Dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Andries (Tooi,) Ann (late Dorus IVITS,) Adrian (Jacqueline,) Tia (late Lee VANRAS), Pete (Mia), Hein (Mieny), Mien (Jan BIEMANS), Harry (Bets) and Mariejte (Harry VANTIEL) all of Holland. Gerry will also be missed by the Ivits and VanderWielen families. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. Reception followed at St. Patrick's Parish Hall. If desired, donations in Gerry's memory may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Care Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information or to sign the online guest book log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner Page 11

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CURRIE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-07-09 published
AARDEN, Gerardas " Gerry"
Passed away peacefully at home, on Monday July 7, 2008, in his 79th year. Gerry of Stayner, beloved husband of Mary (née IVITS.) Loving father of Willy (Sharon,) Joanne (Gord ELLIS,) MaryAnn (Brent CARRUTHERS), John (Donna), Harriette (Jim THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and Elly CURRIE. Dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Andries (Tooi,) Ann (late Dorus IVITS,) Adrian (Jacqueline,) Tia (late Lee VANRAS), Pete (Mia), Rein (Mieny), Mien (Ian BIEMANS), Marty (Bets) and Mariejte (Harry VANTIEL) all of Holland. Gerry will also be missed by the Ivits and Vander-Wielen families. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Thursday July 10, 2008 at 1: 30 a.m. Interment St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. Reception to follow at St. Patrick's Parish Hall if desired, donations in Gerry's memory may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Care Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information or to sign the on-line guest book log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner (705-428-2637).
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CURRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
CURRIE, Douglas Duncan
Passed away peacefully at the McCall Continuing Care Centre, Mississauga, Ontario on January 22, 2008 at the age of eighty-five. Sadly missed by June (McMULLEN,) his wife of 62 years, and his three children: Mary (Peter McBRIDE) of Montreal, Andrew (Susan CROCKER) of Hantsport, Nova Scotia, and Sandy (David MOORE) of Toronto. Doug was a devoted family man, through and through. His six grandchildren: Meghan and Robert McBRIDE, Dustin and Sarah CURRIE, and Lindsay and Stephanie MOORE were a source of great pride for Doug and they will all miss their 'Papa' terribly. Predeceased by his brother Don (Hélène) and his sister Patsy (John BASSEL,) Doug is also survived by his sister Peggy (Don KEMP) as well as many nieces and nephews. After attending University of Toronto Schools, Doug earned an engineering degree from the University of Toronto in 1945. While in university, Doug was the Engineering Class President in his junior year, a member of the Engineers' Gold Key Society, the university heavyweight boxing champion, and was involved in many other sports and activities. Doug also served in the Canadian Army from May, 1944 until September, 1945. During this period, Doug was enlisted with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and was accepted as an officer in training prior to his discharge. After the war, Doug went on to enjoy a successful business career in Montreal with stops at Alcan, Dominion Bridge and Pratt and Whitney. Following his retirement, Doug was able to devote more time to sailing his yacht 'Windlark' with family members and he rekindled his boyhood interest in building and flying remote-controlled model airplanes. The family expresses warm appreciation to the staff of the McCall Continuing Care Centre and, in particular, the fourth-floor nurses and caregivers for their goodhumoured and big-hearted care in Doug's final days. There will be a short service and a celebration of Doug's life for Friends and family members at 3: 00 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Doug's memory to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
STEPHENSON, Ivan William " Steve"
It is with sadness that the family of Ivan William (Steve) STEPHENSON announces his passing peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre Mississauga on Friday, April 4, 2008 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Joan Lucille. Dear father of Bryan (Susan), Brad (Leslie), and the late Bruce. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Jennifer (Arturo), Paul (Cathy), and Amy (Josh), and great-grandchildren Samuel, Cole, Gabbi, Maggie, Julia and Joey. Steve is survived by brother Ralph, sister Joyce BURT and sister-in-law Jetrid OSMOND. Predeceased by his sister Julene KEYS and sister-in-law Bernice CURRIE. He will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Sunday April 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Applewood United Church, 2067 Stanfield Road, Mississauga on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Saint_John's Dixie Cemetery. In memory of Steve, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-25 published
McLEOD, Mabel (née WHITEFORD)
Peacefully at her home on Monday, April 21st. She is survived by her daughter Quita to whom she was a wonderful friend and support; granddaughter Sarah for whom held a special place in her heart and her sister Edith CURRIE with whom she held a lifelong conversation about their boarding school antics and life on the ranch. She was predeceased by her husband and companion Donald, only grand_son John Andrew, parents John and Martha WHITEFORD, sister Florence and brother Ted. She will be remembered for her elegance, sharp Irish wit, lively discussions, love of a good party and entertaining, afternoons of bridge and her generosity to others. Thanks to her caregivers Alda, Esme and Margaret who helped to make her final months comfortable. A private family service was held. There will be a void in our lives but when we think of Grandma it will be with a smile.

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CURRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-07 published
HEANS, Kenneth Walter
Suddenly on Monday, May 5, 2008 in his 91st year. Born in New Brunswick on June 26, 1917, Ken led an active life of military service, work in the volunteer and public sectors as well as hours of volunteerism. Ken enlisted with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks Canadian Army in 1940, rising to the rank of Major. He served overseas with the 23rd Self-Propelled Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery with the 4th Canadian Division and was wounded in action just one week prior to the termination of hostilities. Ken continued to serve in the armed forces both at home and abroad. From 1955 to 1956, he was in Vietnam with the Truce Commission of the United Nations. This was followed by postings in New Brunswick, Petawawa and Fort Churchill. In addition to a number of medals already received, he was awarded The Canadian Forces Declaration and Bar prior to his retirement from the Armed Forces in 1976, with the designation and rank of Major. Ken was proud to follow in the footsteps of his father's distinguished Masonic careers, beginning with his initiation into St. Andrew's Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 569 in Ottawa in 1954. He was Past Master, Zetland Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 326 G.R.C. (now Zetland Wilson Lodge A.F.& a.m. No. 86 G.R.C.) and served the office of Worshipful Master 1974 and 2000. Ken celebrated fifty years, a member of the Masonic fraternity in 2004. He was an active member of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada; appointed Director First Aid, Valley of Toronto 2003. He served as member of First Aid Team Moore Sovereign Consistory, Hamilton, Ontario from 1998 to 2003. Ken was coroneted Honorary Inspector General 33° A. and A.S.R. September 2007. He was also an active member of York Rite Freemasonry: member, Victoria Chapter No. 205 Royal Arch Masons. Founding member and original First Principal, Fort Prince of Wales Chapter No 20 Royal Arch Masons, Province of Manitoba; appointed Very Excellent Companion in 1964. He was the Royal and Select Master, The Council of Cryptic Rite Masons of Canada and Knights Templar, Ottawa Preceptory No. 32 Member Red Cross of Constantine, Holy Land Conclave No. 3, The Masonic and Military Orders of the Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, KHS and Saint_John the Evangelist Grand Imperial Conclave of Canada. Ken was a dedicated volunteer with Saint_John Ambulance where he achieved the rank of Commander of the Order of Saint_John. He also volunteered for years with the Heart and Stroke Foundation - one of the first cardio-pulmonary resuscitation instructor-trainers in Ontario. Ken is predeceased by his wives, Mary Anita MARTIN and Helen Orr SMITH; daughter, Elizabeth PARKINSON and grand_son, Darrell HEANS. He is survived by his sisters, Helen HAMILTON, Elizabeth MacFARLANE and Mildred STEEVES; his son, Donald (Florette) and their children, Derek and Veronica, and great-grandchildren James HEANS, Jesse HEANS, Jacob DESAULNIERS, Nolan CURRIE and Wesley CURRIE, Andrew PARKINSON (Lesley), Daphne CLARK (Kyle) and Rachel LOVELL (John;) great-great-grandchildren, Steven Elton, Trevor Kenneth, Melissa Meghan, Miranda Lyn, Katie Elizabeth and Jacob Darwin. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 9. A Masonic Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, May 10 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 11 o'clock. Cremation. Reception to follow. If desired, the family requests donations be made to Saint_John Ambulance, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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CURRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-04 published
CURRIE, Rod B. (1929-2006)
In Loving Memory. Remembered and missed every day. You are always in our hearts. Ena, Laura, Brad, Robert, Kiren, Aidan, Emmet and Sanah.

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