FITZGIBBON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-22 published
CASKEY, Helen (née PRINGLE)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, February 21, 2008, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Bert L. CASKEY (2001.) Dear sister of Muriel KENNAN of Dallas, Texas, Madelynne BLACKBURN and her husband John of Burlington, and Peggy JEFFREY of Sarnia. Also fondly remembered by sister-in-law, Maxine PRINGLE of Sarnia, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Dale PRINGLE and by brothers-in-law, Noël FITZGIBBON, Irl KENNAN, Howard SHEPPARD and Douglas JEFFREY. Born in Moore Twp., Ontario, September 7, 1920, daughter of the late Neil and Florence (MacKAY) PRINGLE. Helen was a Registered Nurse, having been a graduate of the Memorial Hospital, Saint Thomas. She was a long-time member of First United Church, Saint Thomas, and was an avid curler at the Saint Thomas Curling Club for many years. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday afternoon from 2-5 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

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FITZHENRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
FITZHENRY, Robert Irvine
Died peacefully at home in his 90th year on January 4, 2008. Publisher, Wordsmith, Entrepreneur, Robert relished life and its challenges. His grit, wit, and determination inspired all who knew him.

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FITZHENRY 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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FITZMAURICE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
DINSMORE, Greta
A funeral service was held at McMillan and Jack Funeral Chapel in Dundalk on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Greta (SMITH) DINSMORE of Barrie, in her 76th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald DINSMORE (1926-1968.) They were married June 5, 1954 in Saint Thomas Anglican Church in Bracebridge, Ontario.
Dear mother of Gary and Heather DINSMORE of Mississauga and Ashley DINSMORE (Ryan HALL) of Little Britain, Ontario. She is sadly missed by sister Barbara (Pat) FITZMAURICE. Predeceased by her brothers Mervin and Keith and a sister Velma WAGG. Lovingly remembered by brother-in-law Bill DINSMORE of Mississauga and sisters-in-law Doris LANGDON of Dundalk, Audrey DUNCAN of Etobicoke and Barbara McMILLAN of Elmira.
Minister was Rev. Janet ERIKSEN of Dundalk United Church, where a delicious lunch was served following the service for relatives and Friends from Mississauga, Bracebridge and other areas.
Burial will take place in Badjeros Cemetery in the spring.
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FITZMAURICE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
DINSMORE, Greta (née SMITH)
Entered into rest in Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Monday February 25, 2008 in her 76th year. Greta (SMITH) DINSMORE, daughter of the late Grant and Bertha SMITH of Bracebridge, beloved wife of the late Ronald DINSMORE. Dear mother of Gary (Heather) DINSMORE of Mississauga. Loving grandmother of Ryan DINSMORE of Mississauga and Ashley DINSMORE (Ryan HALL) of Little Britain. Will be sadly missed by a sister Barbara (Pat) FITZMAURICE. Predeceased by her brothers Mervin and Keith and her sister Velma WAGG. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Funeral service was held on February 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association. Visitation on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.
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FITZMAURICE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-01 published
GEGEAR, Bernice M. (née FITZMAURICE)
Suddenly and peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre on April 29, 2008, Bernice M. Gegear (née FITZMAURICE,) passed away in her 66th year. Sadly missed by her devoted husband Darcy of 42 years; her loving sons Robert and David and her daughter-in-law Lucy. Cherished Grandma of Shea, Spencer and Ainsley. Dear sister of Mary Lou FITZMAURICE, Marnie DE MUY, the late Colleen FITZMAURICE and sister-in-law Judy BOUCHER. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by her entire family and many Friends. Bernice was a devoted volunteer to footcare, to the residents of Middlesex Terrace in Delaware and a long serving member of the Delaware Lioness Club. She also enjoyed her many years as a member of the Airstream Club. A special thank you to Doctor RODGERS, Dr. PECKAN and the members of the Diabetic Clinic at Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Peter's Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue at Richmond on Friday morning May 2, 2008 at 10 o'clock. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Prayers Friday afternoon at 3: 30 pm.

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FITZMAURICE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
FITZMAURICE, Paul Michael (April 27th, 1940-June 7th, 2007)
Together for thirty years, some apart, our love stood the test of time. I lost you one year ago and miss you very much. I miss your strength and sense of humour but most of all I miss your presence here. I know your watching over me. Love your wife Anne.

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FITZPATRICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
FITZPATRICK, Elizabeth Jane
At Dearness Home on Saturday, November 17, 2007 Elizabeth Jane FITZPATRICK in her 87th year. Dear daughter of the late Edward and Ella FITZPATRICK. Dear sister of James (deceased April 2008,) Marie HOUSTON and Helen RICHEY. Predeceased by her brother Edward. There will be no funeral home visitation. A Memorial Mass in memory of both Elizabeth and James will be held at Saint Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, on Saturday morning, May 17th, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Interment in Sacred heart Cemetery, Wingham on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 at 12 noon. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home)

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FITZPATRICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-14 published
WORMALD, Reverend Arthur
Passed away peacefully at Kingsville Court Retirement Home on July 12, 2008 with his family by his side at 82 years of age. Beloved husband of Sylvia (née AMPOLSKY) with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage. Loving father of Arthur Roy and wife Antonia, Walter and wife Carol, the late Sylvia Carol (2001,) Norman WORMALD, and Millicent WORMALD and husband Neil ARNER. Treasured Poppa of Carolyn ARNER. Brother of Madeline COOPER. Also survived by Sandy GREEN, Terry and Jan GREEN, Robin FITZPATRICK, and Marilyn SHINGLETON as well as many great-nieces and nephews. Arthur served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War 2 as a Telegraphist. He served as a missionary for 11 years in Bolivia, South America. Arthur was one of the founding members of the Southern Cross Radio Station. He was an ordained Pastor of the Canadian Baptist Ministries. Arthur was a teacher and guidance counsellor for the Hamilton Board of Education until retirement. In lieu of flowers, donations to Camp Oneida Baptist Camp or to Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated. A private service will take place at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (1-866-716-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex, Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Westview Baptist Church in London. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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FITZPATRICK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-03-12 published
BAHEN, Donald
Passed away on Wednesday March 5, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood following a brief battle with cancer in his 62nd year. Don of Magnetawan, formerly of Stayner, beloved husband of Susan FITZPATRICK. Dear father of Lynda (Kevin FAUBERT) of Barrie, Deb (Scott WHITE/WHYTE) of Wasaga Beach, Michael BAHEN (Nicole) of Stayner, Christopher BURTON (Lise) of Sault Ste. Marie and Denise (Allen PURDY) of Shelburne. Brother of Warren BAHEN (Dolores.) Loving grandpa of Briar, Tyler, Chloe, Callum, Ryan, Elisha, Rory, and Dusty. Don was retired after 28 years with the Etobicoke Fire Service. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner (705-428-2637) on Friday March 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday March 8, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Interment Mansfield Cemetery. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Don's family. For more information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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FITZPATRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-14 published
CROSSLAND, Paula Ann (née ASTILL)
In her 65th year, Paula passed away peacefully at her home with her family and dear friend at her side on Monday, February 11, 2008. Predeceased by father Alfred and mother Mignonne ASTILL (née McSHERRY.) Paula is the beloved wife of Frank, loving mother and proud grandmother of families: Steven and Teresa, his children Jon, Nick, Felicia, Victoria, Ed and his wife Nedy, their children Allesandra and Daniele, Rosalie and her husband Mark FITZPATRICK, and their children Braeden and Nicole. Dear sister of Peter ASTILL, his wife Carol, Mary-Adele ASTILL, Michael ASTILL, his wife Susan, and Suzanne CARSON (née ASTILL,) her husband Andy CARSON. Paula will be fondly remembered by all of her family and wide circle of Friends. Paula was active in her parishes, a strong singer and contributor to the church communities. She enjoyed entertaining and hosted many popular parties. One of her strongest commitments was to her children, grandchildren and Friends, for whom she bought a cottage to enjoy with them. While not an avid waterskier she proudly prepared feasts for those who were. In her day, Paula was an avid tennis player by summer and alpine skied with the 'Skibees' in the winter as well as skied most of the hills with her family in Quebec, Ontario, Vermont and New York, and even a few in western Canada. With various dear Friends Paula traveled the world including all of Canada, the U.S., Europe, the French Polynesian islands of which Bora Bora was her favourite, Australia, New Zealand, and closer to home Mexico. Paula was a classy lady and a family person who often said, "I'm here for a good time, not a long time".
The family will receive their Friends at Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel 273 Broadway, Orangeville 519-941-2630 on Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 and evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Funeral mass will be held at St. Cornelius Catholic Church 16631 Kennedy Road just north of The Grange Side Road Caledon, on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Reception to follow at Hockley Valley Resort, 3rd Line Mono south of Hockley Valley Road. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Dufferin Branch P.O. box 296 Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2Z7 Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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FITZPATRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
HANRAHAN, Doctor Gorman Edward, B.A., B. Sc. (Hon. Chem.) M.D., C.M., PhD
To say that a huge presence has left our lives is to understate the personality and life force of our father and grandfather.
Curious and intelligent with a great sense of humour, Gorman had a love for life that stayed with him till he passed away on March 19th, 2008. After battling pneumonia, his heart simply gave out.
Born in Montreal in 1925, to Marion (née GORMAN) and Edward J. HANRAHAN, Gorman inherited their musical talents, playing both guitar and piano competitively. He attended D'Arcy McGee, Loyola College and McGill, where he graduated in 1951 with an M.D. and a degree in Psychiatry in 1956.
Extremely proud of Gorman's many achievements, the family wants to ensure that Gorman is acknowledged for his work as a psychiatric pioneer in the 1950's. He was one of the first doctors in North America to test, study and describe the action of key anti-psychotic drugs in treating mental illness at the time - notably manic depression and schizophrenia.
Gorman took great pride and satisfaction in this research and firmly believed that these drugs prevented many from having to undergo lobotomies and electric shock treatments of that era and to leave bleak asylums and institutions and in many cases go onto lead normal, progressive lives. (See Pills For the Mind, Time Magazine, March 7th, 1955.)
Gorman was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Doctor Edythe HANRAHAN, his parents and his sister Patricia LATENDRESSE. He will be greatly missed by his children Patricia (P.K.,) Marnie and Kerry HANRAHAN, their partners, Eric ROTHSCHILD, Dwight GREEN and Terry SHAY/SHEA and his grandchildren Max and Kate ROTHSCHILD. We know that Dan LATENDRESSE, Lori SHEEHAN and Amy FITZPATRICK, his nieces and nephew in the U.S. A his cousin Stanley COATES in Texas, the Santo family in Saskatchewan, and Friends and patients in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa will also greatly mourn his passing.
In keeping with his wishes, no service is planned following a cremation. A memorial celebration will be held in Ottawa on March 29th.
Condolences can be sent to the family via patricia@rothschildco.com Cole Funeral Services, Ottawa.

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FITZPATRICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
LANGILL, Gordon " Neale"
Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, Friday, June 13, 2008 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Leona (nee FITZPATRICK.) Loving father of Jim, Marva, Janice (Dan,) Paul (Elizabeth) and Beverly (Michel). Adored grandfather of Michael, Sarah, Maxwell, Daniel, Neale, Mary, Shaleena and David. Dear brother of Jim, Barbara (Paul), Shirley (Bernie), Irving (Mary Jane), Larry (Betty) and Joe (Jean) and brother-in-law of Dolores, Victor (Arlene), Marjorie, Jim (Anne), Marina (Bob), Andy, Margaret, Ramona, Judy and Neil (Yoko). Predeceased by his brother Don, sister-in-law Muriel and brothers-in-law Kevin, Pius and Brian. Neale will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. He had a great sense of humour and cherished time with his family and Friends. Neale was a gifted athlete with a passion for all sports, winning the 1949 Memorial Cup with the Montreal Junior Royals. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, 2261 Parkway Drive, Burlington on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated. www.smithsfh.com

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FITZSIMMONS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
HAYES, Thomas Edmund " Eddie"
At Parkwood Veteran's Hospital on Saturday, May 24th, 2008 Thomas "Eddie" Edmund HAYES peacefully passed away in his sleep in his 86th year. Predeceased by his companion Catherine "Kay" PIGEON. Friend of Margaret WHITCROFT and her husband Robin FITZSIMMONS. "Great-grandpa" of Rya RAYNES. Predeceased by his wife Edna HAYES. Father of Terrace (late Gordana Starcevic) and Randy and his wife Karen. Grandfather of Matthew and Kaylie. Eddie served his country during World War 2 as a top gunner in a Lancaster bomber with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was also a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association (427 Wing). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Friday May 30th at 1 p.m. with Rev. Darrell SHAULE officiating. Visitation 1 hour before the service. Memorial donations appreciated to the Alzheimer Society.

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FITZSIMMONS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
FITZSIMMONS, Agnes (formerly ASHWELL, née HOOD)
In her 91st year, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2008 at Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys, Ontario. Predeceased by her husbands Thomas ASHWELL of London and Edward FITZSIMMONS of Thorndale. Agnes is survived by her son Thomas ASHWELL and his wife Dagmar (Fisl) of Kitchener, and step-daughters Eleanor (FITZSIMMONS) HUDSON and husband John of Thorndale, and Joan (FITZSIMMONS) STUBGEN and husband Walter of Kitchener, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. At Agnes' request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 28, 2008 from 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Johan OLIVIER officiating. As an expression of sympathy a donation to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to www.ballfc.ca

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