FLEAR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-11 published
KENNEDY, Irene Agnes (HOGGARTH)
On January 9, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family, Irene Agnes (HOGGARTH) KENNEDY of Grand Bend, age 93. Beloved wife of the late E. Clarke KENNEDY (1985.) Loved mother of Jean and Don WEIGAND of Dashwood, Mary Lynne KENNEDY- McGREGOR and Doctor Bob MARSDEN of Owen Sound, Elizabeth KENNEDY of Vancouver, Doctor James KENNEDY and Doctor Cathy BARR of Toronto. Loved nanny of Brent and Lesley HAMILTON, James McGREGOR and fiancee Jennifer VINCENT, all of Edmonton, Stuart McGREGOR of Owen Sound, Jennifer and Andy GRUBB of Amherstburg, Amanda and Scott Hardy of London and great-grandma of Elizabeth HAMILTON, Bergen HAMILTON, Nolan GRUBB, Lane HARDY and soon-to-be-two new great-grandchildren. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sisters Mary BARBOUR, Gertrude FLEAR, brothers Don and Herb HOGGARTH. Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Grand Bend United Church, Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 12 noon. Private family interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation “Grandmothers in Africa”, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, Grand Bend United Church Mission and Service 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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FLEAR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-14 published
HIGGINS, Hazel Nazig (née MAZMANIAN)
At Hannah Walker Place, Owen Sound, on Thursday, January 10, 2007. Hazel HIGGINS (née MAZMANIAN) of Southampton in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of John HIGGINS of Southampton. Dear mother of John Armen HIGGINS of Southampton and Banff and Jane Elizabeth and her husband Jeffrey FLEAR of Fergus. Also survived by her sister Margaret and her husband Norman SHAW of London, Harry and his wife Esther of Cambridge, William and his wife Ann of Kitchener, John and his partner Gisilla of Fort Erie and Charles, also of Fort Erie. Proud and loving grandmother of Rebecca and Victoria FLEAR. Predeceased by her parents, Sarkis and Satanig MAZMANIAN. At Hazel's request there will be no visitation. Cremation. A Community Mass to honour Hazel will be held at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Southampton, on Friday January 18, 2008 at 2 p.m. A further Time to Celebrate the Life of Hazel HIGGINS will be announced at a later date. Expressions of Remembrance to Saint Paul's Anglican Church or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home Southampton. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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FLECHL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-18 published
NAYLOR, John " Jack"
Suddenly on April 15, 2008. Jack, beloved father and grandfather, passed away, leaving a life of rich devotion and affection. He was the loving father of Leslie and Ted CORMODE, John and Elaine NAYLOR, Lois and Michael TITLE, Jill and John FLECHL. Adoring grandfather of Tim, Sarah, Michael, Margaret, Brad (Adrian), Derek, Laura, Julie, Alexandra, Justin, great-grandfather of Hannah. We will miss our Dad, Pop, Papa, Grampa, "G.G.P.A." He made all of our wordly concerns disappear with his unconditional love, soothing words and support. Jack served Canada overseas in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2, retired from Northern Electric and enjoyed a long and healthy retirement surrounded by his family, following the loss of his beloved wife Lillian in 1987. He was predeceased by his brothers Len, George and Robert, sister May and by his first wife Dorothy HAMILTON in 1946. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to World Vision Canada or to a children's charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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FLECHTMANN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
WATMOUGH, Linda
Suddenly at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, March 2, 2008, Linda WATMOUGH of Woodstock in her 52nd year. Loving daughter of Bill and Pat WATMOUGH of Ingersoll. Dear sister of Deb MELANSON (Dave) of Mount Elgin and Sandy LINGWOOD (Don) of Woodstock. Beloved aunt of Mitch LINGWOOD (Tisha), Mike LINGWOOD, Tom MELANSON (Sheena) and Jeremy MELANSON. Linda lost her fiance Will FLECHTMANN July 18, 2007 and now they are together. Linda has touched the hearts of so many. She will be sadly missed by her special Friends and numerous relatives. A service to commemorate Linda's life will be held at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation followed by interment later at Beachville Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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FLECK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
BARCLAY, Ian Andrew (March 7, 1921-June 7, 2008)
It is with deep sadness that Ian's family announces his passing after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife Ann, beloved daughter Debbie (David) ROLLINS, his adored granddaughters Jennifer, Meaghan and Kelly of whom he was so proud, his sister Joan (John) DRUMMOND of Chelsea, Quebec and his brother-in-law Peter (Joan) HADRILL of Montreal. Ian also had many nieces, nephews and cousins who were an important part of his life.
Ian was born in Montreal to Jean (FLECK) and Mr. Justice Gregor BARCLAY and was educated at Selwyn House, Montreal and Ashbury College, Ottawa. In 1939 he started McGill and in 1941 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He was loaned to the Royal Navy as a combined Ops Commando and served in the North African and Sicily campaigns, as well as the Normandy invasion on D-Day.
After the war Ian returned to McGill where he completed his law degree and then obtained his MPA at Harvard.
After a year of practising law in Montreal Ian, Ann and Debbie came to Vancouver where he started a long career in the forest industry with Columbia Cellulose. In 1964 he joined British Columbia Forest Products where he stayed until retiring in 1984 as their Chief Executive Officer. Ian served on the Economic Council of Canada as well as Many boards including the United Way, Hudson's Bay Co., the Royal Bank of Canada and Northern Telecom.
After his family and business his other great passion was sports. One of his proudest achievements was being a member of the navy team that won the Grey Cup in 1944. His interest in football continued as he became president of the British Columbia Lions and the Western Football Conference.
Ian was a gentle, softly spoken man and was a mentor to many young people in their formative years.
Our family would like to thank Doctor Brad Fritz and the medical teams at V.G.H.'S Intensive Care Unit and Critical Care Unit for their extraordinary care.
A celebration of Ian's life will take place at Saint Mary's Kerrisdale, 37th and Larch, at 2: 00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Rev. Kevin Dixon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, 310-1682 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver V6J 4S6.

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FLECKNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-24 published
RYAN, Alma Brodie (CORBETT)
With her husband by her side and surrounded by her loving family, Alma Brodie (CORBETT) RYAN, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 in her 82nd year. Loving wife for 62 years to James Stanley RYAN of Goderich. Mother of Alison (Gerry) PAOLIN of Niagara Falls, Mark (Lynn) RYAN of Port Albert and Wendy RYAN of Smith's Falls. Cherished grandmother of Carolyn (Dowds) McCONNELL (Ken) of Niagara Falls, Robin (Melissa) PAOLIN of Smith's Falls, Ian PAOLIN (Tiffany FLECKNEY) of Dryden, Brodie, Jaimee, Sydney and McIlwain RYAN of Port Albert and Katalin, Isaac and Emily BACON of Smith's Falls. She will also be sadly missed by her great-grandchildren, Taylor and Ryan McCONNELL and Anson and Sloane PAOLIN. Alma was predeceased by her son-in-law Brian DOWDS and her grand_son Yorkton RYAN. She is survived by her brother, Desmond CORBETT of Scotland, her brother-in-law William RYAN of Goderich and many nieces and nephews in both Canada and Scotland. Emigrating from Scotland where she met Stan during World War 2, the couple remained residents of Goderich for over 60 years. Alma worked at the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital in Goderich as a receptionist before retiring in 1991. She was a member of Victoria Street United Church for many years and was an active member of the United Church Women Family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, in Goderich on Thursday, April 24th from 7-9 p.m. followed by a funeral service on Friday, April 25th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow with interment at Maitland Cemetery on a date to be determined. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Computer-Aided Tomography Scan fundraising or the St. Elizabeth Society will be gratefully accepted. Online condolences are accepted at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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FLEISHMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
MACK, Michael
On Friday, June 13, 2008 at North York General Hospital. Michael MACK beloved husband of Pauline MACK. Loving father of Barbara and Terry, Eric and Linda, and Adrienne and Fred. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joey and Rowena FLEISHMAN, and Lee FLEISHMAN. Predeceased by brothers Eddie, Sam, and Mowie. Devoted grandfather of David and Lily, Jordan and Rosalyn, Matthew and Rachel, Ryan, Jeremy, Jesse, Jonathan, and Brooke. Devoted great-grandfather of Aidan, and Remy. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, June 16th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Community section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Michael Mack Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, or www.benjamins.ca.

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FLEMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-23 published
Beauty with 'a fabulous, floating walk' was greatest Canadian model of her time
Discovered selling perfume at Eaton's in Toronto, she came to dominate her profession. She later opened an academy for aspiring models and a finishing school for young girls
By Gay ABBATE, Page S11
Toronto -- Dorothy FLEMING/FLEMMING instructed generations of Canadian girls how to be young ladies, and taught aspiring models how to strut their stuff.
She instructed youngsters in the social graces and manners they would need to succeed socially: how to walk in high heels, how to get in and out of a car gracefully, how to correctly hold a knife and fork and the appropriate use of makeup. She trained would-be models on the best runway walks to showcase the fashions they would wear professionally. Many of her clients were older, frustrated housewives for whom she helped reinforce their self-esteem. Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING was eminently qualified for all these tasks. She was, after all, the most famous Canadian model of her generation and the owner of this country's first professional modelling school.
Many years after she retired from modelling, she was still considered an "idol." One journalist described her as "one model who everybody wanted to emulate." Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING, she wrote, "had it all: a dazzling smile, the ability to sell clothes and a fabulous, floating walk."
That walk was so memorable that many who saw her on the runway still remember it. "When I think of Dorothy, I remember the way she walked," said long-time friend Alix Larry, a former model herself. "She was an outstanding model and had an incredible walk."
Bev Fardell, a former student of Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING as well as a close friend, also remembers learning the floating walk because a proper walk was what she instilled in all her students. "The walk was not a wiggle, because you were not supposed to wiggle your bum," said Ms. Fardell, a model for 24 years.
As a top model, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING hobnobbed with the rich and famous. She flew across the country to assignments in the Eaton's department store plane and counted among her Friends such actors as Tyrone Power and Victor Mature. Actor-comedian Danny Kaye was a special friend. The two were introduced one summer when he was performing at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto and she was in a fashion show there. A long Friendship ensued. "When he came to perform in Toronto, it was my job to pick him up at the stage door and bring him home to the family," said her son, Paul FLEMING/FLEMMING.
Raised in Toronto, she was one of two children of Douglas FLEMING/FLEMMING, a lifelong employee city employee, and his wife Agnes, a homemaker. The FLEMINGs lived on Glengrove Avenue in North York and money was tight. As a child, Dorothy and her brother, Douglas, would pick peas at local farms to earn extra money. After leaving Vaughan Road Collegiate in York, then a separate borough west of Toronto, she went to work at the Eaton's department store. It was there, while selling perfume, that she was discovered.
The tall, slim, beautiful, young saleswoman caught the eye of someone in the store's fashion department and Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING soon found herself modelling clothes and jewellery for a living. She was in such demand that even Eaton's competitor, Simpson's, also hired her to model their fashions. In 1949, she opened a modelling school in her Glengrove family home, later moving to a large house in Toronto's Forest Hill neighbourhood. The second location boasted a runway, makeup room and administrative offices. She also opened a hair salon at Yonge Street and St. Clair, but left the trimming and snipping to others.
In her 20s, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING had met and married Donald STEISS, an insurance executive. The marriage soon ended, but together they had a son, Paul, whom she raised as a single mother. She never remarried, telling Friends that she was having too good a time as a single woman. But she almost did tie the knot again. Many years after her divorce, she accepted a proposal from businessman Donald SPRINGER, but he died of a heart attack before their wedding day.
In the meantime, she got down to business. The Dorothy Fleming Modelling School and Agency was also a finishing school where girls from private schools were sent to brush up on their social graces. There was always a waiting list. Sarah Band, who took classes there at 15, recalls learning how to wear makeup and how to walk in heels. She said the girls wished to learn from Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING because she was a "brilliant teacher" whose critique was always delivered with kindness.
Ms. Larry was 17 the first time she saw Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING, although their Friendship began decades later. At the time, Ms. Larry was working at Simpson's and Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING was demonstrating makeup at Woolworth's department store. "She was the most beautiful vision that anyone could ever have seen," Ms. Larry said. "She was wearing a white uniform. The girls and I would run across the road during our coffee breaks just to look at her, she was so stunningly beautiful."
Perhaps because of her own failed marriage, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING earnestly believed that it was impossible for a woman to succeed at both a career and at being a homemaker. "A woman's greatest role is making a home, not a house," she once told a reporter writing an article about the role of the modern, seventies woman. "The executive who has a real house, not just the home, can truly say he is a successful man."
After seeing many executive wives in her school, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING concluded that a woman's road in self-improvement began not with new clothes but in the head. "Life can be so great if you think properly," she said in the article, urging women not to fall into a "housewife rut."
The answer, she said, lay in education. "The best thing we can do for a woman is to get her to change her thinking. She needs something other than her own problems to discuss with her husband when he comes home from work. When you think of yourself all the time, you're dead. The answer usually is that the woman needs to do things."
Her solution? "Set aside an idea drawer and fill it with things outside the home you want to do, courses you want to take, movies you want to go see - anything really."
In the mid-seventies, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING decided one day that she had had enough. She closed her school and sold the hair salon. By then, her son had purchased a farm in Lindsay, Ontario, where her own mother was already living, so she followed him. In retirement, she indulged in three of her passions: painting, charitable work and travelling. She took up painting watercolours, mainly still life, and proved to be an excellent artist, said her son. Several of her works adorn the walls of his Lindsay home.
Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING was known for her generosity to those in need. One year she made donations to 27 different groups, from animal-rights organizations to Greenpeace. She was particularly interested in organizations dealing with children and she sponsored countless youngsters all over the world.
She became deeply interested in the problems of Canada's native people after a conversation with then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his wife, Mila. Then in her 70s, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING travelled to Labrador to see first-hand what the people there might most need. "Later, she spent months leaving the house with a card table under her arm and going to shopping malls where she set up the table, raised money and distributed literature about the plight of natives," her son said.
Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING beat two bouts of ovarian cancer during her life and remained very fit until the end. Exercise, followed by a portion of grapefruit, was a morning routine that Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING devoutly followed.
Dorothy FLEMING/FLEMMING was born August 14, 1917, in Toronto, Ontario She died May 25, 2008, of bronchial pneumonia at Mr. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She was 90. She is survived by her son, Paul FLEMING/FLEMMING.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-28 published
FERGUSON, James Edward
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008. James Edward FERGUSON, of Owen Sound, in his 91st year. Dearly beloved husband of Doris FERGUSON (née FLEMING/FLEMMING.) Loving father of Margaret Anne KIRIAKOPOULOS and her husband, Costa, of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Peter KIRIAKOPOULOS and Alexander KIRIAKOPOULOS and his wife, Alyson and their daughter, Olivia, all of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents, William and Margaret FERGUSON. A Funeral Service for Edward FERGUSON will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Friday, February 29th, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-07 published
Jennie Ellen McANSH
In loving memory of Jennie Ellen McANSH who passed away at Saint Luke's Place Nursing Home in Cambridge on Friday, April 25, 2008 in her 92nd year. Daughter of the late John and Sarah (McARTHUR) McANSH. Loving sister of Katharine FLEMING/FLEMMING and Clifford (Hazel) McANSH. Dear Aunt of Mary Ellen FLEMING/FLEMMING (Edman), Dale (Wendy) McANSH, Douglas (Lori) McANSH, niece Shirley McANSH- BOOTHE and a number of great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Roy, Earl and Arthur, sister-in-law Viva (GREENFIELD) McANSH, brother-in-law Claude FLEMING/FLEMMING and nephews Carole McANSH and Ivan (Jean) McANSH. Jennie was born in Billings Township on Manitoulin Island. She attended Billings Public School and Gore Bay High School. It was always her ambition to teach school so she followed through with this by attending North Bay Normal School (Teacher's College). In 1936 she began teaching at Pleasant Valley, then Long Bay and Sandfield schools on Manitoulin. In 1943 she moved to Windsor, Ontario and spent the rest of her long teaching career there until her retirement in about 1980. She taught Kindergarten at Begley School for ten years and during those years she also attended night school and summer school classes at Wayne State University in Detroit, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1956 and a Master of Education degree in 1959. Then she became a primary reading consultant for Essex County. Her next move was to the Windsor Teacher's College where she was a Master of Primary English courses. When the Teacher's College affiliated with the University of Windsor in 1970 Jennie became a Professor with the Faculty of Education, a position which she held until her retirement. During the years she also taught many night school and summer school courses in various locations between Toronto and Windsor. Her retirement years were spent in Toronto, Kelowna, BC and Cambridge. Cremation has taken place, arrangements made by Barthel Funeral Home in Cambridge. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Gore Bay, Ontario. Interment at Long Bay Cemetery.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-06-04 published
Jennie Ellen McANSH
In loving memory of Jennie Ellen McANSH who passed away Friday, April 25, 2008 in Cambridge, Ontario, in her 92nd year.
Daughter of the late John and Sarah (McARTHUR) McANSH.
Loving sister of Katharine FLEMING/FLEMMING and
Clifford (Hazel) McANSH. Dear aunt of Mary Ellen FLEMING/FLEMMING (Edman,) Dale (Wendy) McANSH, Douglas (Lori) McANSH, niece Shirley McANSH- BOOTHE and a number of great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Roy, Earl and Arthur, sister-in-law Viva (GREENFIELD) McANSH, brother-in-law Claude FLEMING/FLEMMING and nephews Carole McANSH and Ivan (Jean) McANSH.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Culgin Funeral Home, 3 McQuarrie Boulevard, Gore Bay, Ontario (705) 282-2270 on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment following in Long Bay Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
McNAMARA, Mary Hazeline (ROHRER)
Peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, on Friday, May 2, 2008, Mary Hazeline McNAMARA, of London, in her 78th year. Dear loving mother of James McNAMARA, Pamela FLEMING/FLEMMING (Robert,) Heather MAKA, Bill ROHRER Jr. (Christine) and Bobby ROHRER. Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Predeceased by her brother William McNAMARA, sister Rita BOWSER and longtime partner Jimmy. A Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at A.N.A.F. Unit #229, Imperial Veterans, 797 York St. (South West corner at Rectory St.), London, on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with a service to be held at 2:00 p.m. Interment of Mary's ashes will take place in Nova Scotia. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca Evans Funeral Home, London, (519) 451-9350, entrusted with arrangements. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
NEWTON, Harold Charles
Peacefully at his home on May 16th, 2008, Mr. Harold Charles NEWTON (Newt) of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband for 56 years to the late Christina NEWTON (nee: RONDO.) Loving father of Chris Ann and her husband John BURT of Michigan and Mark NEWTON of Oakville. Dear brother of June and her husband Bill CLUBB. He will be sadly missed by his entire family and dear friend Norma FLEMING/FLEMMING. Harold retired from Kelloggs in 1988 after more than 45 dedicated years of service. He is a life member of Kilwinning Lodge #64 and served in the Canadian Navy. Friends will be received at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas St, London) on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008, at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior to service time. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In memory of Harold, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-05 published
BROWN, Lloyd John
Passed peacefully Sunday May 25, 2008 at Rockyview General Hospital Calgary. Husband of the late Marion BROWN nee. HAMILTON (1994.) Father of Janice SPIVEY (Robert) of Mallorytown, Ontario, Sharron GRAY/GREY (Ian) of Calgary, Alberta, Maxine FLEMING/FLEMMING (Michael HARVEY) of Red Deer, Alberta. Grandfather of Steven (Kate) and Amber (Tyler) SPIVEY, Andrew and Angela GRAY/GREY, Jessica and Melanie HARVEY. Great-grandfather of Dylan, Kathleen and Brendon. Also survived by sister Hazel CHILDS of Chatham. Predeceased by brothers Wilfred and Ernest BROWN and sister Joyce CRABE. Lloyd taught elementary and secondary school in Chatham. He was a past Grand Master of the Odd Fellows Ontario, receieving his 65 year jewel, enjoyed a long association with the Rebecca Lodge, a past member of the Kent Chordsmen Barber Shoppers and co-organiser of Chatham's River Days. Lloyd will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. The family will receive Friends and relatives Friday June 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue (519-352-2390). An I.O.O.F. of Ridgetown Lodge 144 Memorial Service will take place in the funeral home at 7: 00 p.m. prior to evening visitation. A funeral service will take place 11: 00 a.m. Saturday June 7, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church, Chatham. Interment in Fingal Cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences are welcome at www.bowmanfh.ca

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
PETTIT, Barbara (FLEMING/FLEMMING)
Suddenly at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Thursday, June 5, 2008, Barbara (FLEMING/FLEMMING) PETTIT, of Ingersoll, in her 77th year. Wife of the late Keith PETTIT (2004.) Adored mother of Denise and her husband Ric MOCELLIN of Ingersoll, Deenna and her husband Cam ROBERTS of Woodstock and Lana PETTIT of Woodstock. Beloved grandmother of Nicholas and Danica MOCELLIN of Ingersoll, Dana and husband Tim STEVENSON and Kurt ROBERTS and Katrina all of Woodstock. Dearly loved G.G. of Bridget and Vanessa STEVENSON. Sister of Doris and her husband Earl SWARTZ of Ingersoll and Babe FLEMING/FLEMMING and his wife Marion of London. Sister-in-law of Betty FLEMING/FLEMMING of Woodstock and Marie PETTIT of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one son Paul (1969) and two brothers Irwin FLEMING/FLEMMING and Burton FLEMING/FLEMMING. Barbara will be missed by her many Friends in Ingersoll and Florida. She was a loving and caring person to all who knew her. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Bill MAYOROS officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to Trinity United Church Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-03-26 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, John
In loving memory of our dear father, grandfather and Great-grandfather who passed away March 28th, 1989
Gone are the days we used to share,
The gates of memory will never close,
We miss you more than anyone knows.
Love Always; Mary and Family
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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-03-26 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, John
In loving memory of our dear father, grandfather and Great-grandfather who passed away March 28th, 1989
However long our lives may last,
Whatever lands we view,
Whatever joy or grief be ours,
We will always think of you.
Loved and sadly missed Gerry, Elva, Bobbette and Family
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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-05-28 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, June
In loving Memory Of June FLEMING/FLEMMING who passed away May 28, 2005.
Three years have passed so quickly and there is not a day goes by that you are not thought of and remembered with love.
Forever in our hearts, John, Murray and Sheila
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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-07 published
BORDEN, Jennifer (née CRAWFORD)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jenny on Saturday, January 5, 2008 after an eight-year battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Robert L. 'Bob' for over 53 years; loving mother of Michael (Laurie) of West Vancouver, Meg JOHNSTON (Peter) of Burlington and Julie BULLEN (Chris) of Newmarket; grandmother to Sarah, Alison and Laura BORDEN, Trevor and Jeremy JOHNSTON, and Kaitlyn, Jennifer and Kitchener BULLEN; great-grandmother to Logan McQUIGGE. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Joan CRAWFORD and her brother John, she will be forever remembered by sisters Joanna (Milton) WILSON and Gill (Johnny) FLEMING/FLEMMING. Family was very important to her and she is also remembered by her many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews in Canada and around the world and her mother-in-law, Jean C. BORDEN. Jenny was a thoughtful, caring and giving person with rarely a harsh word to be said. She loved a good book at the cottage in Muskoka, playing bridge, badminton and tennis with her Friends and was a regular at Saint_John's York Mills for over 45 years. The family would like to extend their thanks to Doctor Kevin IMRIE and June, the nurses and staff at Sunnybrook (C3) Health Sciences Centre and Arnet EBANKS for their compassion and care over the past month. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8th. A funeral service will be held at one o'clock on Wednesday, January 9th in Saint_John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive (www.stjohnsyorkmills.com). A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1 would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-09 published
BORDEN, Jennifer (née CRAWFORD)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jenny on Saturday, January 5, 2008 after an eight-year battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Robert L. 'Bob' for over 53 years; loving mother of Michael (Laurie) of West Vancouver, Meg JOHNSTON (Peter) of Burlington and Julie BULLEN (Chris) of Newmarket; grandmother to Sarah, Alison and Laura BORDEN, Trevor and Jeremy JOHNSTON, and Kaitlyn, Jennifer and Kitchener BULLEN; great-grandmother to Logan McQUIGGE. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Joan CRAWFORD and her brother John, she will be forever remembered by sisters Joanna (Milton) WILSON and Gill (Johnny) FLEMING/FLEMMING. Family was very important to her and she is also remembered by her many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews in Canada and around the world and her mother-in-law, Jean C. BORDEN. Jenny was a thoughtful, caring and giving person with rarely a harsh word to be said. She loved a good book at the cottage in Muskoka, playing bridge, badminton and tennis with her Friends and was a regular at Saint_John's York Mills for over 45 years. The family would like to extend their thanks to Doctor Kevin IMRIE and June, the nurses and staff at Sunnybrook (C3) Health Sciences Centre and Arnet EBANKS for their compassion and care over the past month. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8th. A funeral service will be held at one o'clock on Wednesday, January 9th in Saint_John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive (www.stjohnsyorkmills.com). A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1 would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-12 published
MacPHERSON, Bruce Edward, M.D.
Born in Toronto on September 8, 1920 to Edna MITCHELL and Arnold William MacPHERSON, Bruce died peacefully on January 10, 2008 in the Almonte General Hospital. He is survived by his wife Pauline, his children Michael (Jean,) Sandra (John MERTENS,) Elizabeth (Lars DANIELSSON,) Arnold (Karin,) grandchildren Andrew (Beth,) Matthew (Fiona), Dan, Eric, Henry, Robert, Louisa, and great-grandchild Emily. He is survived also by his four sisters, Joan CRAWFORD, Jean HILL, Mary FLEMING/FLEMMING and Ada MORRIS, and their families. He will be missed by Aunt Pauline's kin, Annalee, Ed and Emma LADOUCEUR, Lisa, Bill, Kelly and Katie RICHARDSON, and Pat and Ken BELBECK and family. Bruce grew up in Saint Thomas Ontario where he met and later married Mary Pauline RICHARDSON. Like his father, Bruce took his medical degree at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1950. He practiced for many years as a family physician in Weston, Ontario and at the Humber Memorial Hospital, and also served as physician for Orenda Engines and at the United Cooperatives of Ontario. He retired in 2000 at age eighty. Bruce served overseas flying Spitfires with Royal Canadian Air Force 412 Squadron first in Britain and later in Europe after D-Day. He flew with Royal Air Force 93 Squadron in North Africa. In 1942 he survived a voyage to Murmansk (PQ 16) as a Hurricat pilot with Merchant Ship Fighter Unit on the Camship Empire Lawrence, and was mentioned in dispatches when she was sunk as a result of enemy action. Bruce was a Prisoner of War for the last few months of the war. He truly appreciated the lifelong Friends he made from his adventures. Bruce demonstrated exceptional grace during his final years, living with Parkinson's. He was a gentleman, genuinely interested in people, forever active and curious about the world, humble about himself, and in Pauline's words, "always so much fun". We shall all miss him dearly. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Bruce to the Parkinson Society Canada, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Arthritis Society Canada, or the Almonte General Hospital.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
MILLS, Donald Stewart (1934-2008)
A wonderful man who lived life to the fullest with compassion, devotion and a determination to make a difference in the many lives that he touched, Donald Stewart MILLS passed away unexpectedly on January 22, 2008 near Naples, Florida in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Ann MILLS (TYRRILL,) cherished father of Nancy MILLS and Steve JARRETT, Ted and Kathy MILLS, Wendy MILLS and Jeff FLEMING/FLEMMING, and Cathy and Jeff HESS, and adored 'Pops' to his grandchildren Annie, Jamie, Trevor, Samantha, Jesse, Julia, A.J., Ali, Jordan and Sarah. Loving brother to Alex and Jane MILLS, the late Howard MILLS and his wife Geegee, Jim and Elizabeth MILLS, and Paul and Jannie MILLS, loving brother-in-law to Rosemary and Don MANN, and loving uncle to many wonderful nieces and nephews. Don believed and exemplified in many ways that anything is possible if you believe it is. He enjoyed a long and successful career in law as a senior partner of Mills and Mills LLP. Don achieved prominence in a number of diverse fields of law. His clients included national and multi-national corporations and he was a special adviser to various levels of Government. He was involved in the creation of TVO and served as its executive counsel for more than 30 years through successive government changes. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1972. Throughout his life, Don was involved with many charitable and volunteer organizations. He gave thanks each and every day for his many blessings and enthusiastically followed the wonderful example of his parents (the late Ralph S. MILLS, Q.C. and Thora R. MILLS, O.C.) in giving back to the community in many ways. He considered his richest blessing to be his loving family. Family and Friends will be received at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto, on Monday, January 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Don's life will be held on Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. at Duplex, followed by a reception at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-26 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Nancy Barbara (née CHISHOLM)
Chief Executive of the Book and Periodical Council for over twenty years and laureate of the Canadian Library Association Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada, died peacefully on 24 February 2008 at Toronto Western Hospital following declining health in recent years. She was 76. Nancy leaves bereaved her three children by the late Allan FLEMING/FLEMMING, Martha, Peter and Susannah, as well as their partners; grand_son McCullough and many Friends and colleagues. Cremation will be followed later by a memorial event in Spring (contact peterfleming@sympatico.ca). Donations to Freedom to Read (www.freedomtoread.ca) would be appreciated.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-08 published
CHASTON, John Greer
(March 5, 1915-February 28, 2008)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, British Columbia in his 93rd year, after a brief illness. Predeceased by his parents, Leon Christopher CHASTON and Bessie GREER/GRIER of Calgary, and by his beloved younger brother Len, Royal Canadian Air Force, lost over Germany in 1942. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Helen, children Liz CHASTON, Christy McLEOD, Len CHASTON, and Martha LUTES (Ralph,) Helen's children, Peter CHAUVIN (Shelagh) and Cindy FLEMING/FLEMMING, former wife Jay JESSIMAN, and 11 grandchildren. Born and raised in Calgary, John went to work after high school for the Alberta Pacific Grain Co., and then assisted his father in his grain brokerage business. His career began when, articled to Norman Hindsley, C.A., he completed a five year Queen's University course in four years and in 1939 wrote the first Uniform Final Exam administered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. He won the Province of Alberta prize for highest standing. He worked following for the Osoyoos Mines Co. Ltd., then Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Co. in Portland, Oregon. The call to war brought him back to positions in Canada with the Allied War Supply Corporation in Montreal and the Canadian Pacific Railway. Enlisting in the army in 1942, John's military service took him to stations from Montreal, through Ontario, to Prince Rupert, British Columbia and finally to Vancouver. In 1946 he joined Vancouver based Pemberton Securities Ltd. as controller. In 1952 he founded the company's corporate finance department which he headed until 1971 when he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. In the following years he guided the company through a difficult time in the North American economy and displayed unwavering confidence in both Pemberton Securities and the capital markets as a whole. In 1975 he was elected Chairman of the Board and was Honourary Chairman when Pemberton was acquired by Dominion Securities in 1989. Not one to retire, John continued an active role in the investment business with Capital West Partners, where he maintained a presence until his final days. John's devotion to the investment business in Western Canada was matched by his passion for the game of golf. He was introduced to the sport on a course made by his father, in the vacant prairie fields adjacent to their home in Calgary. He then played at the Calgary Municipal Course, the Bowness Golf Club, and the Calgary Golf and Country Club. In 1931 he won the Alberta Junior Championship. John joined Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in 1945 and was Club Champion 1947, 49, 50, 51. In 1953, deciding to permanently establish his home in West Vancouver, he joined Capilano Golf and Country Club. John's devotion to Capilano was expressed not only in his election to President, 1964, but in countless hours of practice and play and solicited and unsolicited advice to members and management with respect to all aspects of the game, the club, and the course itself. Those acquainted with John know that he had a comprehensive knowledge of golf's history, its mechanics, and its evolution. Whether inspired by the immortal Bobby Jones or the revolutionary Tiger Woods, his enduring goal remained the perfect swing. In his latter years he routinely 'shot his age', on one occasion recording a gross 76 at the age of 84. Of many personal highlights in the pursuit of his sport, John took great pride in marshalling three British Opens and in being a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. His memory will be invoked annually at Capilano Golf and Country Club with the awarding of the Chaston Trophy and the Wt. Officer Lionel G. Chaston Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Cup. It would be remiss to omit that in addition to his primary interests in business and in golf, John was well known for his love of cars. In a number of trades that roughly equaled his final age, he enjoyed ownership of several very special high performance vehicles. His favourite remains known only to him. He will be greatly missed by family, by Friends, and by all who appreciated his considerable achievements, keen sense of fair play, rigorous self discipline, and his devotion to the principle 'to play the ball as it lies'. The family would like to thank Doctor Nancy Crossen, Jim Cormack, M.S.W., and the palliative care team at Lions Gate Hospital for their compassionate care on 7 West. Memorial Service to be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 3 p.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver. Donations may be made in John's memory to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, North Shore Hospice, 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7L 2L7 www.lghfoundation.com

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-20 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Ross
Passed away suddenly at Etobicoke General Hospital on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Katherine (KENNEDY.) Loving father of Peter (Faye) and Brian (Nancy). Cherished grandfather of Ethan and James. Ross will be sadly missed by his extended family, as well as by his many Friends from church, bridge and work. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke, on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ross may be made to the Humber Valley United Church Foundation, the Canadian Lung Association or to a charity of your choice.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
ROOK, Garnet Isabel (née FLEMING/FLEMMING)
Died peacefully in her 95th year on March 20th, 2008 at the Toronto East General Hospital following a short illness which she bore with her customary humour and remarkable strength. Predeceased by her beloved husband Frank, of 53 years, Garnet was the cherished mother and dear friend of Marilyn (Nic HARVEY) of Victoria, British Columbia, John (Beverley) of Toronto, Jim (Ginny) of French River, Frances STEVENSON (John,) of Barrie, and Carol THOMAS (Stephen,) of Aurora. Garnet was the proud and greatly loved grandmother of Heather ANDREW (Will,) and Ian MacTAVISH, Katie, Matthew and Jennifer ROOK, Jeff (Sally) and Sam ROOK, Andrew, Amy and Erin THOMAS, and great-grandmother of Megan and Emily ROOK and Liam ANDREW. Garnet is also lovingly remembered by her sister Eleanor BIRK. The family would like to express special thanks to Marilyn WHARTON and the nursing staff of J-5 at the Toronto East General Hospital for their exemplary and compassionate care. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Pkwy. S. (at the corner of Yonge St. and Industrial Pkwy. S.), Aurora, on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. If desired donations may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind National Office, 1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8 www.cnib.ca or Toronto East General Hospital Foundation, Room 1-126 (for J-5), 825 Coxwell Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4C 3E7, www.tegh.on.ca.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-27 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Ailsa Howden (née BALFOUR)
Peacefully at home in Kingston on March 26, 2008, Ailsa (nee BALFOUR) at the age of 83. The beloved wife of David Paul FLEMING/FLEMMING. She leaves to mourn, her children; Molly HUDSON and her husband Bob, Christine SHIPTON and her husband Tom, Paul FLEMING/FLEMMING and his wife Barbara, and Joyce FLEMING/FLEMMING. Remembered also by her grandchildren; Thomas and Allie (HUDSON,) Alice and Rose (SHIPTON,) and Andrew, Michael and Margot (FLEMING/FLEMMING.) Predeceased by her sister Mary Park BALFOUR. A funeral service will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. George, Kingston (corner King St. East and Johnson St.) on Monday, March 31st at 2: 00 p.m. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Cathedral Church of St. George, P.O. Box 475, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W5.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-01 published
'Conscience of Canadian publishing' was a champion of free speech
As director of the Book and Periodical Council, she promoted writers and publishers, helped settle copyright issues and encouraged literacy. Most of all, though, she fought censorship wherever it lurked
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- Nancy FLEMING/FLEMMING has been called the conscience of Canadian publishing, the keeper of its secrets, a patient instructor and a fierce opponent of censorship in all its forms.
As executive director of the Toronto-based Book and Periodical Council, she left behind a legacy that includes Freedom to Read Week, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, Access Copyright, the Canadian Copyright Institute, Give the Gift of Literacy, and everything from the Book Industry Freight Plan for book shipments to the royalty payments of the League of Poets.
A certifiable bookworm, her own shelves bulged with hundreds of books. Not surprisingly, the collection revealed a predilection for banned books with titles ranging from Asha's Mums to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. She was particularly interested in female North American writers, "and that automatically includes a number of banned authors: Margaret Laurence, Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro," said her daughter Martha. "They've all experienced having their books banned… not by the state but by individual libraries or faith-based schools."
She was born Nancy CHISHOLM in a flat above Mildred Rose's millinery shop in Toronto's west end. In an unpublished memoir, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING described how as a little girl during the Depression, she learned her colours in the hat shop. Her father worked in another store up the street, selling shoes. "The shoe business was a good one," she wrote. "After all, children's feet did grow… and men who had jobs (or were looking) needed them."
As a teenager, she studied commercial arts at Western Technical High School in Toronto, learning about the world of clerical and retail business, which were traditional routes for women in the 1940s. Shortly after graduation, she met Allan FLEMING/FLEMMING, who had studied commercial art at the same school but was a year older. In a sense, he already knew her: He had fallen in love with a photograph of her in the school yearbook.
The couple married in 1951 and soon moved to England, setting up in a garden flat near Chelsea. Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING worked in a Soho garment factory while her husband studied type and printing. It was an exciting time to be abroad. In London, they became Friends with filmmaker Ken Russell, who went on to direct Women in Love, Tommy, and Altered States. And they rubbed shoulders with the likes of Pablo Picasso in Paris. They were dining in a Spanish restaurant there when they were suddenly asked to pull in their chairs. "Just as the musicians and dancers were coming to the stage, the waiter asked us to move briefly so he could escort the customers… it was Picasso and Jacqueline [Roque] we stood up for. He nodded in acknowledgment but I'm reasonably sure he remembered me less than I him," she wrote.
Four years later, they returned home on a freighter, putting in at Rimouski, Quebec, to pick up timber. There were 11 passengers on board and each afternoon, they sipped tea together and nibbled tin after tin of Peak Frean biscuits.
Back in Toronto, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING became acquainted with the city's arts community, largely through her husband's work as art director at Maclean's magazine and chief book designer for the University of Toronto Press. Mostly, she spent the next two decades raising their three children. As she wrote in her memoir, "[I chose to] forget about running the world."
She was, however, the underpinning for all her husband's busy freelance career, looking after the books and serving as project manager on such corporate assignments as his acclaimed logo for Canadian National Railway. "She was a fantastic executive wife and became a fantastic executive herself," said her daughter Martha.
In 1977, everything changed when Mr. FLEMING/FLEMMING died suddenly. By then, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING had begun working at the Toronto constituency office of John Roberts, a Trudeau-era Liberal member of Parliament with a committed interest in Canadian arts and culture. Two years later, the Book and Periodical Council offered her the job of executive director. "Take it, Nancy," said Mr. Roberts, who was anticipating a federal election call. "One of us must be employed."
He lost the election and she began her career - feet first - in Canadian publishing. In running the BPC, an umbrella organization for associations involved in writing, editing, publishing, manufacturing, distributing, selling and lending books and periodicals in Canada, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING immediately launched into issues dear to her heart. At the top of the list was the fight for intellectual freedom and how to best manage a disparate community of players.
"Nancy was one of those key people who laboured in the trenches on behalf of the writing and publishing community," said novelist Graeme Gibson, the author of Five Legs (1969), Perpetual Motion (1982) and The Bedside Book of Birds (2005). "The quiet dedication and persistence needed for such work is far too often overlooked."
Perseverance was indeed a key requirement of the job. Over the years, controversy dogged Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING - both in council meetings, where the clash of different philosophies sometimes stirred up conflict, and anywhere that books and magazines were being stopped at the border, pulled from library shelves or removed from children's hands.
"Nancy worked well with everybody: her board, committees - she was the kind of person who was strong, had her own opinions, and her views were sometimes controversial, but she put everything else aside for the sake of making the project a success or making the event happen," said Jackie Hushion, executive director of the Canadian Publishers' Council. "It's hard running an organization of organizations, and she was very good at helping all the various entrants get to the point of saying: Okay, let's just get on with it and get it done."
As Jane Coutts's boss at the Book and Periodical Council, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING prioritized the work so as to always achieve the big at the expense of the small. For instance, she let Ms. Coutts draw a line on the wall and not do any filing until the pile of papers reached it. Meanwhile, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING's determination to champion free speech in Canada went well beyond anti-censorship. According to Ms. Coutts, she once laboured long into a Friday evening trying to free her young assistant, who had inadvertently locked herself into the supply cupboard at the Toronto office. "We were hours late going home that night. The door had to be taken off its hinges. And Nancy just thought it was funny. Once I got out. She was far too mother-hen-ish to laugh at me while I remained locked in."
Franklin Carter, an editor of the journal Freedom to Read, said Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING never backed down in the fight to prevent controversial books and magazines from being removed from libraries, schools and even convenience stores. "Some people think that the Freedom of Expression Committee defends only classic novels by Alice Munro and Margaret Laurence from would-be censors," he said. "We do defend these books, but we also defend the right of Canadians to read gay pornography and Mein Kampf."
Defending Vancouver's Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium was a case in point. Janine Fuller of Little Sisters said Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING worked tirelessly on their decades-long struggles against Canada Customs, which had seized shipments of books and materials considered pornographic and obscene.
During the early years of the fight, at a time when the store was receiving little support, she said Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING sent "a bottle of scotch, mailed it from Toronto during our court case, saying that she was thinking of us and knew how difficult it was to go through the process."
The fight went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2000, the court ruled that customs officials were indeed harassing the store by seizing its books and videos. It said the government had the right to censor material, but was doing so unfairly and needed to change its procedures.
By that time, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING had retired. She left the BPC in 1999, to accolades and tributes. Three years later, she was joint recipient of an award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for her work on the Freedom to Read Kit. The award, which is recognized by the Canadian Library Association's Advisory Committee on Intellectual Freedom, honours contributions to intellectual freedom by individual librarians, libraries or institutions. The kit itself was seen as an essential reference tool for the Canadian library community, as well as a key lens through which to examine the state of censorship at a time when threats to freedom of expression are prevalent. Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING shared the award with co-workers Peter Carver and Sarah Thring.
Mr. Gibson, who worked with Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING for close to four decades, said her contribution to Canadian publishing was essential: "I have a sense there was a period in the history of the BPC when Nancy was central in keeping it alive and kicking."
The secret, he said, was her quiet and unrelenting devotion.
"Translate this 'quiet' activity into sound and you have something resembling Gustav Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand," wrote Ruth Pincoe, of the Editors' Association of Canada, in a 1999 tribute to Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING.
Nancy FLEMING/FLEMMING was born Nancy CHISHOLM on June 23, 1931, in Toronto. She died there peacefully on February 24, 2008, after a long struggle against emphysema. She was 76. She leaves behind children Martha, Susannah and Peter, as well as their partners and her grand_son, McCullough.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Dorothy M.
Peacefully at To ronto on Sunday, May 25th, 2008 in her 91st year. Beloved mother of Paul and his wife Ana Maria FLEMING/FLEMMING of Lindsay. Survived by her sister-in-law Betty FLEMING/FLEMMING and family. Dorothy was the founder and owner of the Dorothy Fleming Modeling School and Agency in Toronto for many years. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. Service in the chapel on Monday, June 2 at 1 o'clock. In Dorothy's memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto M4S 3B1 would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Gordon
(former employee of Dupont of Canada)
Gordon LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH beloved husband of Barbara (née FLEMING/FLEMMING.) Loving father of Jim and his wife Carol of Ottawa, Steve and his wife Candee of Port Hope and Sandy and his wife Suan of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Greg, Andrea, Jeff and Jamie. A private family funeral will be held at Christ Church Cemetery, Campbellford. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Gordon
(former employee of Dupont of Canada)
Gordon LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH beloved husband of Barbara (née FLEMING/FLEMMING.) Loving father of Jim and his wife Carol of Ottawa, Steve and his wife Candee of Port Hope and Sandy and his wife Suan of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Greg, Andrea, Jeff and Jamie. A private family funeral will be held at Christ Church Cemetery, Campbellford. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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FLEMING/FLEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-23 published
Beauty with 'a fabulous, floating walk' was greatest Canadian model of her time
Discovered selling perfume at Eaton's in Toronto, she came to dominate her profession. She later opened an academy for aspiring models and a finishing school for young girls
By Gay ABBATE, Page S11
Toronto -- Dorothy FLEMING/FLEMMING instructed generations of Canadian girls how to be young ladies, and taught aspiring models how to strut their stuff.
She instructed youngsters in the social graces and manners they would need to succeed socially: how to walk in high heels, how to get in and out of a car gracefully, how to correctly hold a knife and fork and the appropriate use of makeup. She trained would-be models on the best runway walks to showcase the fashions they would wear professionally. Many of her clients were older, frustrated housewives for whom she helped reinforce their self-esteem. Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING was eminently qualified for all these tasks. She was, after all, the most famous Canadian model of her generation and the owner of this country's first professional modelling school.
Many years after she retired from modelling, she was still considered an "idol." One journalist described her as "one model who everybody wanted to emulate." Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING, she wrote, "had it all: a dazzling smile, the ability to sell clothes and a fabulous, floating walk."
That walk was so memorable that many who saw her on the runway still remember it. "When I think of Dorothy, I remember the way she walked," said long-time friend Alix Larry, a former model herself. "She was an outstanding model and had an incredible walk."
Bev Fardell, a former student of Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING as well as a close friend, also remembers learning the floating walk because a proper walk was what she instilled in all her students. "The walk was not a wiggle, because you were not supposed to wiggle your bum," said Ms. Fardell, a model for 24 years.
As a top model, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING hobnobbed with the rich and famous. She flew across the country to assignments in the Eaton's department store plane and counted among her Friends such actors as Tyrone Power and Victor Mature. Actor-comedian Danny Kaye was a special friend. The two were introduced one summer when he was performing at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto and she was in a fashion show there. A long Friendship ensued. "When he came to perform in Toronto, it was my job to pick him up at the stage door and bring him home to the family," said her son, Paul FLEMING/FLEMMING.
Raised in Toronto, she was one of two children of Douglas FLEMING/FLEMMING, a lifelong employee city employee, and his wife Agnes, a homemaker. The FLEMINGs lived on Glengrove Avenue in North York and money was tight. As a child, Dorothy and her brother, Douglas, would pick peas at local farms to earn extra money. After leaving Vaughan Road Collegiate in York, then a separate borough west of Toronto, she went to work at the Eaton's department store. It was there, while selling perfume, that she was discovered.
The tall, slim, beautiful, young saleswoman caught the eye of someone in the store's fashion department and Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING soon found herself modelling clothes and jewellery for a living. She was in such demand that even Eaton's competitor, Simpson's, also hired her to model their fashions. In 1949, she opened a modelling school in her Glengrove family home, later moving to a large house in Toronto's Forest Hill neighbourhood. The second location boasted a runway, makeup room and administrative offices. She also opened a hair salon at Yonge Street and St. Clair, but left the trimming and snipping to others.
In her 20s, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING had met and married Donald STEISS, an insurance executive. The marriage soon ended, but together they had a son, Paul, whom she raised as a single mother. She never remarried, telling Friends that she was having too good a time as a single woman. But she almost did tie the knot again. Many years after her divorce, she accepted a proposal from businessman Donald SPRINGER, but he died of a heart attack before their wedding day.
In the meantime, she got down to business. The Dorothy Fleming Modelling School and Agency was also a finishing school where girls from private schools were sent to brush up on their social graces. There was always a waiting list. Sarah Band, who took classes there at 15, recalls learning how to wear makeup and how to walk in heels. She said the girls wished to learn from Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING because she was a "brilliant teacher" whose critique was always delivered with kindness.
Ms. Larry was 17 the first time she saw Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING, although their Friendship began decades later. At the time, Ms. Larry was working at Simpson's and Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING was demonstrating makeup at Woolworth's department store. "She was the most beautiful vision that anyone could ever have seen," Ms. Larry said. "She was wearing a white uniform. The girls and I would run across the road during our coffee breaks just to look at her, she was so stunningly beautiful."
Perhaps because of her own failed marriage, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING earnestly believed that it was impossible for a woman to succeed at both a career and at being a homemaker. "A woman's greatest role is making a home, not a house," she once told a reporter writing an article about the role of the modern, seventies woman. "The executive who has a real house, not just the home, can truly say he is a successful man."
After seeing many executive wives in her school, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING concluded that a woman's road in self-improvement began not with new clothes but in the head. "Life can be so great if you think properly," she said in the article, urging women not to fall into a "housewife rut."
The answer, she said, lay in education. "The best thing we can do for a woman is to get her to change her thinking. She needs something other than her own problems to discuss with her husband when he comes home from work. When you think of yourself all the time, you're dead. The answer usually is that the woman needs to do things."
Her solution? "Set aside an idea drawer and fill it with things outside the home you want to do, courses you want to take, movies you want to go see - anything really."
In the mid-seventies, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING decided one day that she had had enough. She closed her school and sold the hair salon. By then, her son had purchased a farm in Lindsay, Ontario, where her own mother was already living, so she followed him. In retirement, she indulged in three of her passions: painting, charitable work and travelling. She took up painting watercolours, mainly still life, and proved to be an excellent artist, said her son. Several of her works adorn the walls of his Lindsay home.
Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING was known for her generosity to those in need. One year she made donations to 27 different groups, from animal-rights organizations to Greenpeace. She was particularly interested in organizations dealing with children and she sponsored countless youngsters all over the world.
She became deeply interested in the problems of Canada's native people after a conversation with then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his wife, Mila. Then in her 70s, Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING travelled to Labrador to see first-hand what the people there might most need. "Later, she spent months leaving the house with a card table under her arm and going to shopping malls where she set up the table, raised money and distributed literature about the plight of natives," her son said.
Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING beat two bouts of ovarian cancer during her life and remained very fit until the end. Exercise, followed by a portion of grapefruit, was a morning routine that Ms. FLEMING/FLEMMING devoutly followed.
Dorothy FLEMING/FLEMMING was born August 14, 1917, in Toronto, Ontario She died May 25, 2008, of bronchial pneumonia at Mr. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She was 90. She is survived by her son, Paul FLEMING/FLEMMING.

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DUNCAN, Major William A. (1915-2008)
Suddenly on March 11th. A World War 2 Veteran, with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Bill DUNCAN was always proud that he was one of the first military officers to arrive in Holland for their liberation. He remained a member of the Militia after the war, and was responsible for hiring staff at Sunnybrook Hospital upon returning home. A McMaster graduate from Hamilton, he worked for the Federal Civil Service and the Post Office until retiring at 60. He leaves his beloved wife of 69 years, Annabel DUNCAN, and daughters Debbie FLEMING/FLEMMING and Donna WOODS, along with 4 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held Monday March 17th, 3 p.m. at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, Toronto. Visitation at 2 p.m. March 17th.

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