GREASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-19 published
ALDERSON, Jean Iris (née BETTERIDGE)
It is with sadness, that the family announces the passing, at Victoria Hospital, London, of Jean Iris ALDERSON of Kintore, on Monday March 17, 2008 at the age of 78. Daughter of the late Milton and Jean (GREASON) BETTERIDGE. Beloved wife of Keith ALDERSON for nearly 56 yrs. Loving mother of Barbara (Dan) IRVINE, Judy (D'Arcy) IRVINE and Joe ALDERSON. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Chad, Dana, Candice, Nicholas, Curtis and Hilary. Dear sister of Evonne, Kathryn, Nancy, Paul and the late Ralph BETTERIDGE. We remember Iris as a talented and enthusiastic musician, a hard working member of her church and community and someone who loved family, Friends and fun. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Chalmers United Church Kintore on Saturday March 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Frank STAPLES officiating. Interment Kintore Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to Chalmers United Church, Kintore or the Canadian Cancer Society. Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, Thamesford (519-285-2427) entrusted with arrangements.

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GREATBATCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-13 published
GREATBATCH, Jacqueline Sally
Died May 13, 1991.
We will never forget you.

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GREB o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-27 published
GOODYEAR, Helen (née LAUBER)
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family. Best friend and beloved wife of 49 years of James B. GOODYEAR. Loving mother of Shelley GREB (Ross) and Mark (Anna SAINT_JOHN.) Proud grandmother of Theresa, Brittany and James. Helen is also survived by her brother, Harold LAUBER (Marg) and sister Doris CHOWN. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Helen is predeceased by her parents, John and Mabel LAUBER. Helen was dedicated and devoted to her family and their family business. Thank-you to Doctor STEVENS, Doctor WARD and to the nursing staff from Com Care for the wonderful care Helen received that enabled her to stay at home. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service celebrating her life will take place on Friday at 11 o'clock at the funeral home with Fr. Dave LEWIS officiating. A reception will follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or the Arthritis Society. Share memories of Helen on-line at www.mem.com

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GREB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
LOVE, Nola Mae (née HODGINS)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Monday, March 10, 2008, Nola Mae (HODGINS) LOVE of Grand Bend, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Ross Everard LOVE (1989.) Daughter of the late Mansell and Mae (CARRUTHERS) HODGINS. Dearest mother of Betty DATARS of Grand Bend, Don and Connie LOVE of Midland, Clare and Janet LOVE of Sarnia, Kathy and Fred LOBB of Clinton. Loving and proud grandma of June and Tony, Janet and Joe, Kevin and Nancy and Krisan, Dan and Helena, David and Leesa, Leanne and Peter, Rob and Teresa, Diane and Steve, Randall and Nisa, Rhonda and Steve, Rick and Kate, great-grandmother of 24 and great great-grandmother of two. Dear sister-in-law of Wilma LOVE. Remembered fondly by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law Ila and Stan KAYES, Beulah and Clarance HARDY, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Edith (GREB) and Hugh LOVE, Vera (ISAAC) and Lloyd LOVE, Edith (LOVE) and Douglas GILL, Mervyn LOVE and son-in-law Earl DATARS. At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. A Celebration of Nola's Life will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Friday, March 14, 2008 at 2 p.m. Mr. Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Dashwood and Area Medical Centre, Grand Bend Area Community Health Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Nola was a lifetime member of the Dashwood and Area Medical Centre, serving as secretary for many years, past organist of Saint_Johns By-The-Lake Anglican Church Grand Bend and hosted many senior events. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

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GRECO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-09 published
Motorists' flash of anger ignites a fatal confrontation
By Sarah BOESVELD, Page A1
It was all over in a minute.
In a crash that police say was fuelled by a split-second fit of road rage, a man was killed yesterday when he was ejected from his black sport utility vehicle after a dramatic showdown with another driver in the eastbound lanes of a busy Ontario highway.
The early-morning crash caused five hours of traffic headaches for thousands of commuters heading eastbound on Highway 401 outside the town of Milton, just west of Toronto, and shined a spotlight on the dangers of driving while raging.
By late yesterday, police had arrested a man and charged him with criminal negligence causing death, dangerous driving and failure to remain and assist at the scene of a collision.
Reached last night, the mother of the arrested man said she knew police were looking for her son when she heard about the crash through the news media.
"Right away, I knew who it was. The time, the place, the colour of the car and the make of the car," she said. Her other son was also in the car. Both men were heading to work in Mississauga at the time of the crash.
"It's like a nightmare," their mother said. "I can't believe it, I can't believe it."
From eyewitness reports, police gave a detailed account of events leading up to the crash.
A 55-year-old man was heading to work from his Milton home. He was driving north on James Snow Parkway when, at 5: 16 a.m., a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix pulled up beside him.
While police don't know what precipitated it, they allege the two drivers began a duel of sorts, jockeying to be the first on the Highway 401 ramp ahead. They accelerated "at a high rate of speed" toward the on-ramp, said Staff Sergeant Dennis MAHONEY- BRUER of the Ontario Provincial Police Port Credit division.
The man driving the sport utility vehicle managed to surge ahead and merge into the centre lane, but the Pontiac driver wasn't conceding defeat: He accelerated and cut in front of the sport utility vehicle, then slammed on the brakes - a classic road-rage manoeuvre, police say.
To avoid rear-ending the Pontiac, the sport utility vehicle driver swerved to the left and lost control, smashing into the cement median and rolling at least three times, police said. The sport utility vehicle bounced about 300 metres until it landed upright. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle; he landed about four metres away, police said.
The time was 5: 17 a.m.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released his name at the request of the family. [He was later identified as Tony GRECO.]
Although police do not often write "road rage" into their collision reports, Kenford Nedd, a stress specialist based at the Western Medical Centre in Vancouver, said most crashes can be directly linked to stress. He also sees an increasing number of patients admitting to their road rage.
When a driver's blood boils after being cut off on the road, a muscle stimulation prompts the hypothalamus to secrete cortisol, a hormone offering a natural high, Doctor Nedd said.
"When the impulses go to the hypothalamus, you can get a sense of euphoria, a sense that you're not responsible, you can almost do anything, there's a lack of control," he said.
But regaining control can take "just nanoseconds," he added. It can be as easy as taking a deep breath. "We need to learn to respond to situations rather than to react like we're wind-up toys ready to be released when any twig falls."
In the Highway 401 case, Staff Sgt. MAHONEY- BRUER said old-fashioned common courtesy could have prevented the crash.
"It's hard to be angry at somebody that waves a hand and says sorry, but when you get two hotheads together, that really precipitates the problem," he said. He said the crash is also an example that the public isn't getting the message about the life-saving benefit of wearing a seatbelt.
Wayne WINSOR, 39, of Milton, turned himself in to the local collision reporting centre at 2: 40 p.m. yesterday. Ontario Provincial Police officers picked him up and brought him to their Port Credit detachment for questioning.
He is scheduled to appear in court this morning.

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GREDIG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEILL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) Dennis, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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GREDIG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
O'NEIL, Dorothy May (née ROBERTS)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, at her late residence, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Aljoe W. O'NEIL (1978) and loved mother of Marjorie (Darrell) DENNIS, Sheila (Tom) MARTIN and Douglas ALJOE and his partner Jane McGUGAN all of Saint Thomas, and the late Nancy ELDER (2005.) Loved grandmother of Gordon DENNIS, Michael (Tammy GREDIG) DENNIS, Neil DENNIS and partner Tanya HOLCOMBE, Jennifer (Joel) HAYES, Andrea (Jamie) HAWKRIGG and Mandy (Kevin) RUTKAUSKAS. Loved great-grandmother of Benjamin DENNIS, Heather, Kyle and Nathan DENNIS, Peri and Lex HAYES, Jett HAWKRIGG and Adley and Will RUTKAUSKAS. Dear sister of Olive BOND of Saint Thomas and cousin of Marilyn (Roberts) CORNFOOT and Marie (Roberts) DAVIS of North Wales. Dear aunt of Muriel (Paul) MARENTETTE, Brenda (Brendon) BRADLEY, Margaret (Wayne) BROOKE and Judy (Stewart) BARNUM and George COOK of London as well as their families. Dorothy was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1910, the eldest daughter of Harry Edward and Bertha (MUNRO) ROBERTS. She graduated from Arthur Voaden Vocational School with the Medal of Proficiency and was secretary to Doctor Voaden for several years. In 1951 she joined the staff of City Hall as secretary and cashier in the offices of City Engineer and City Treasurer until she retired in 1972, and then enjoyed traveling. She was a life member of Central United Church, and a member for 58 years of the Edna Rebekah Lodge and was also Past Noble Grand. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. followed by a private family service. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
BRADLEY, George
Suddenly in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Friday, February 29 2008 George BRADLEY in his 78th year, beloved husband of the late Joyce (STAFFORD) BRADLEY. Dear father of Judy (Bob) COPELAND of Barrie and Ruth Ann (Gary) VANALSTINE of R.R.#1 Proton Station. Loving grandfather of Kim COPELAND (Brent), Tracy (Tim) SALTER, Dorothy-Jo (Karl) REIDL, Christopher, Colleen and Mariann VANALSTINE and great-grandfather of Taylor COPELAND, Kirsten and Georgia REIDL. Survived by a brother Russell BRADLEY, three sisters-in-law Eileen BRADLEY and Mary and Jean STAFFORD. Predeceased by a sister Reta COPELAUD, brothers-in-law Alvin, Oscar, Carl (Scotty) and Bruce STAFFORD, Joe GREEN, J.D. KEATING and Nelson COPELAND and sisters-in-law Ruth GREEN, Marg, Fran and Reta STAFFORD. A Memorial Service will be held at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 2. p.m. Cremation with burial of ashes in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
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GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-18 published
GREEN, Ken
In loving memory of Ken, 1939-2006.
We often think of bygone days
when we were all together
The family chain is broken now
But our love goes on forever
He had a loving nature
And a heart as pure as gold
A helping hand in time of need
On that you could rely
He left us with great memories
We've gathered through the years
Your picture is our keepsake
with which we'll never part
God had you in His keeping
We have you in our hearts
- Loved and remembered by Mother, brothers and sisters, family and Friends
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GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-25 published
MAURER, Gwen (née HATTON)
After a valiant battle with cancer on Sunday, January 20, 2008, at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 58th year.
Gwen of Wasaga Beach, loving mother of Tammy and her husband Jeff WHITE/WHYTE of Walkerton and Cara HARDING of Wasaga Beach. Cherished Nanny of Kyla, Madison and Joshua.
Dear sister of Maurine WILSON. Favorite aunt of Christopher (Andrea) FISCHER, Cathy (Randy GOHEEN) and Heidi (Jason GREEN.)
Gwen dedicated herself to caring for others through her many years of work with the Red Cross. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Rd. West, Wasaga Beach (E of Zoo Park) (705-429-8766) Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel Thursday at 1 p.m. Reception followed.
Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Gwen's family.
For further information and to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-11 published
DEVLIN, Evelyn Dawn (née PRINGLE)
Passed away on December 29th, 2007, in Arcadia, California, formerly of Park Head, Ontario, in her 73rd year. Loving daughter of the late Thomas and Edith PRINGLE. Loving mother of Tamara (Brad GREEN,) Arden BURSSTEIN, both of Beverly Hills, California and Thomas (Jacquie) DEVLIN of Rodonda Beach, California. Proud grandmother of six grandchildren, Harry and Charlie GREEN, Arielle and Devlin BURSTEIN, Dylan and Garrett DEVLIN. Dear sister of Ronald (Ruth) PRINGLE of Tara. Aunt of Chris, Leanne and Lloyd and Lynn. Predeceased by a sister Carol and grand_son Luke Edward DEVLIN. Service and interment was held January 2nd, 2008 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. A Memorial to celebrate Evelyn's life will be held on Sunday, January 20th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Park head Hall.

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GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-04 published
BRADLEY, George
Suddenly in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Friday, February 29th, 2008. George BRADLEY in his 78th year, beloved husband of the late Joyce (STAFFORD) BRADLEY. Dear father of Judy (Bob) COPELAND of Barrie and Ruth Ann (Gary) VANALSTINE of R.R.#1 Proton Station. Loving grandfather of Kim COPELAND (Brent), Tracy (Tim) SALTER, Dorothy-Jo (Karl) REIDL, Christopher, Colleen and Mariann VANALSTINE and great-grandfather of Taylor COPELAND, Kirsten and Georgia REIDL. Survived by a brother Russell BRADLEY, three sisters-in-law Eileen BRADLEY and Mary and Jean STAFFORD. Predeceased by a sister Reta COPELAND, brothers-in-law Alvin, Oscar, Carl (Scotty) and Bruce STAFFORD, Joe GREEN, J.D. KEATING and Nelson COPELAND and sisters-in-law Ruth Green, Marg, Fran and Reta STAFFORD. A Memorial Service will be held at The McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation with burial of ashes in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-23 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Catherine Jean (McGILLIVRAY)
At Riverbend Place, Cambridge on Monday April 21, 2008. Catherine Jean (McGILLIVRAY) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Cambridge, formerly of Mount Forest in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Russell TAILOR/TAYLOR. Loved mother of Jack TAILOR/TAYLOR and wife Carol of Washago, Lynn OZMOND and husband Rowland of Cambridge and Bob TAILOR/TAYLOR of Toronto. Loving grandmother to her 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Beth McLEAN of Nova Scotia. Sister-in-law of Pauline McGILLIVRAY of Durham, Dorothy McGILLIVRAY of Owen Sound, Ross TAILOR/TAYLOR and wife Joyce of Durham, Bev TAILOR/TAYLOR and wife Marion of Thornbury and Betty GREEN and husband Leonard of Guelph. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Gordon and Alex McGILLIVRAY. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Saturday April 26th at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Mount Forest. Inurnment at Amos Cemetery, Dromore. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-29 published
GREEN, William Allan
(September 14, 1922-April 26, 2008)
Passed away peacefully after a short illness at St. Andrews Terrace L.T.C. facility, 255 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 1P1. Survived by Leonore (SPENCER,) wife for 63 years; Larry (Lynn) of Ayr; Elizabeth “Betty” of Bala; and Margo (John) of Calgary. Predeceased by son Ken (1984) parents William and Isabelle and brother Kenneth of Wellesley Township. Also survived by Anne ANDERSON (Stratford), Helen (Jim VICE) Kitchener, Grace STAMPS (Mississippi) and sister-in-law Ruby of Wellesley. Grandchildren Jeffrey (Joanne), Jennifer (Steve CLARK), Jeremy (Heather), Tara (Dan McBEY) and Michael McGAVIN, great-grand children; Alexander, Adam, Cameron, Jason, Julia and Katelyn. He also leaves his in-laws Lyle and Reta SPENCER of Waterloo, Wilma SPENCER of London and several nieces and nephews. “Al” was born and raised on a farm in Wellesley Township, enlisted for active duty and completed 36 tours as a “tail-gunner” with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 424 Squadron stationed in England. He returned and joined The Bell Telephone Company of Canada where he enjoyed a 25 year career in locations including London, Windsor, Hamilton, Kitchener and Owen Sound. He was able to realize his life-long dream of owning a stone house and becoming a farmer in Sydenham Township finally retiring in 1994 and moving to Chatsworth. He was passionate about woodworking and was masterful at this craft throughout his life. He was also an active member of the Gray and Simcoe Officers Mess, Masonic Order of Owen Sound the Chatsworth Legion and the Military Institute of Toronto. Al and Leonore made their final move to Cambridge in 2004. A private memorial service for immediate family will be held Wednesday, April 30 at Hampstead United Church at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cambridge and District Humane Society, 1650 Dunbar, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8J5 or a charity of your choice. (Futher-Franklin Funeral Home - Wellesley)

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GREEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-11 published
ROGERS, Gerald Alvin
In his 85th year. Peacefully at his home in Euphrasia Township, on Monday June 9th, 2008. Predeceased by his wife Blanche MAY. Beloved father of Gail BAXTER and her husband Ross of Meaford, Keith and his wife Brenda of Kimberly, Larry and his wife June of Edmonton, Jerry and his wife Marla of Mississauga, and Greg of Brampton. Survived by his sister Faye GREEN of Collingwood, five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Thursday June 12th at 11: 00 a.m. at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home in Meaford. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. In honouring Gerald's wishes, there will be no visitation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Society, or the Meaford Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

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GREEN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-07 published
Sherman Owen BAILEY
In loving memory of Sherman Owen BAILEY, November 24, 1939 - April 26, 2008 who passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the age of 68.
Beloved husband of Catherine BAILEY (née DUNN) of Little Current. Father of daughter Kimberley GROEN and Gerry GREEN of Blind River. Predeceased by son-in-law Leo GROEN. Brother of Vivian and husband George PENNIE of Manitowaning, Doug and wife Mary Ellen BAILEY of Little Current, Martin "BOYNE" and wife Betty BAILEY of Kagawong. Will always be remembered by nieces and nephews Peter and wife Sue PENNIE, Sandra PENNIE, Martin BAILEY, Bradley and wife Cynda BAILEY, Terri SMUCK and Rodney. Predeceased by Blaire, Vivian Diane and Connie Lynn. Great uncle of Jimmy, Drew, Ashley, Jordan, Trenton and Jordon. Visitation was 7 - 9 pm Tuesday. Funeral Service was at 2 pm Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Island Funeral Home. Burial at Kagawong Cedars Cemetery. Donations to Diabetes, or the Heart and Stroke would be appreciated.

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GREEN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-02-06 published
Charlotte Jean GREEN
In memory of Charlotte Jean GREEN, March 21, 1930 - January 28, 2008 who
died at Sudbury Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 28, 2008 at the age
of 77. Predeceased by beloved husband William Green. Loving mother of
Mark and wife Karen, Barry, Brenda and friend Brian Smith, Linda, Derek and
wife Carrie. Dear grandmother of Cory, David, Becky, Steven, Kris, Laura,
Meghan, Alyssa and Rheanne, predeceased by twin granddaughters Anna and
Abigail. Remembered by sisters Daisy Asaph, Pam Robinson, Roberta Palmer.
Family and Friends gathered to celebrate Charlotte's life on Monday,
February 4, 2008 at Island Funeral Home. Cremation.

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GREEN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-02 published
GREEN--In loving memory of a husband, father and grandfather, Roy, who passed away April 7, 2003.
Death leaves a heartache
No one can heal
Love leaves a memory
No one can steal.
Lovingly remembered by Darlene, Lori and Terry, Braedan and Brady, Jeff,
Tanya and Lucas, Derek and Lesley, Morgan, Mackenzie and T.J.

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GREEN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-02 published
GREEN-In loving memory of our dear parents, Charles, December 4, 1981,
Edna, July 13, 1984, sister Norma, July 30, 1973, brothers Ronnie,
September 4, 1971 and Roy (Squirt), April 7, 2003.
Your memory, to us, is like
The heart of a rose.
The older it gets,
The sweeter it grows.
We hold in our hearts
The love of the past,
For there it was planted,
Forever to last.
Lovingly remembered and missed by Linda, Ron and family, Gary, Nicole and family.

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-22 published
McDOWELL, John William
It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the untimely passing of John William McDOWELL, peacefully at Saint Thomas General Hospital on Thursday Feb 21, 2008, with his fiance, children, brothers and sisters and Friends by his side, John passed away in his 58th year. Beloved partner to Anna VOLEKAERT of Aylmer and father to Christopher and Allison (Tim) and stepdaughter's Lisa and Melissa. "Papa" to Cassius, Emily, Laura and Kealyn. Loving brother to Pat (Alan GREEN), Cam (Bea), Sandy, Bob (Jean), Deb (Wayne CABANA,) Jim and Steve (Pam,) Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Hugh (2008) and Eileen (1971). It's so sad that we have to say so long, seeing you go couldn't be stopped, no matter how much praying and wishing. Now that you are gone and you have found the power to be at peace, we hope that you have gone fishing. You put so many smiles on so many faces, it wasn't your job but rather a talented skill. You will be in our hearts for more than a while, the memories of you are something that time can't kill. When it comes to good men, it's unfortunate to have lost another one". John was our Dad, a husband, friend, brother son and uncle. Friends may visit with family at Needham Funeral Service on Friday February 22, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will follow on Saturday February 23, 2008 at 1 o'clock. A private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre.

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
McDOWELL, John William
It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the untimely passing of John William McDOWELL, peacefully at Saint Thomas General Hospital on Thursday Feb 21, 2008, with his fiance, children, brothers and sisters and Friends by his side, John passed away in his 58th year. Beloved partner to Anna VOLEKAERT of Aylmer and father to Christopher and Allison (Tim) and stepdaughter's Lisa and Melissa. "Papa" to Cassius, Emily, Laura and Kealyn. Loving brother to Pat (Alan GREEN), Cam (Bea), Sandy, Bob (Jean), Deb (Wayne CABANA,) Jim and Steve (Pam,) Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Hugh (2008) and Eileen (1971).
It's so sad that we have to say so long, seeing you go couldn't be stopped, no matter how much praying and wishing. Now that you are gone and you have found the power to be at peace, we hope that you have gone fishing. You put so many smiles on so many faces, it wasn't your job but rather a talented skill. You will be in our hearts for more than a while, the memories of you are something that time can't kill. When it comes to good men, it's unfortunate to have lost another one".
John was our Dad, a husband, friend, brother uncle and son. Friends may visit with family at Needham Funeral Service on Friday February 22, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will follow on Saturday February 23, 2008 at 1 o'clock. A private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre.

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-28 published
LINFIELD, William John " Bill"
During a gallant battle against prostate cancer at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Monday, February 25, 2008. William John "Bill" LINFIELD of Bluewater, R.R.#1 Varna, in his 68th year. Dear husband and closest friend of Linda "Lindy" (BLAKE) LINFIELD. Beloved and loving "Dad" to Leslie LINFIELD and her husband Robin GREEN of Nepean and to Hayley LINFIELD and her husband Scott COWAN of Toronto. Proud "Grandpa" of Charlie and Wes COWAN and Danica GREEN. Brother of Jerald (Lois) LINFIELD of Newmarket, Brian (Mary) LINFIELD of Toronto, Brent LINFIELD of Saint Thomas. Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. It was Bill's wish that there be no funeral service, however, Friends will be received at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Saturday, March 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in Bill's memory to his favourite charity The Nature Conservancy of Canada or The Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Foundation or the charity of your choice. Spring interment of ashes will take place at Colborne Cemetery. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
ARMSTRONG, Virginia (née SHEPPARD)
Suddenly, after a lengthy illness the family of Virginia ARMSTRONG announce, with sorrow her passing in London, Ontario, Friday, February, 22, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Thomas J. ARMSTRONG in her 70th year. Loved mother of Thomas, Laurie GREEN (Kevin) all of London and Patrick (Nicole) of Orillia. Lovingly remembered by 6 grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon GREEN, Thomas, Jeremiah, Brooklyn and Kelli Mae ARMSTRONG. Dear sister of Kathleen WHITE/WHYTE (Clifford) of North Bay; Irene WHITE/WHYTE (Gordon) of Sudbury, Evelyn BLANCHETTE (Lucien) of Hanmer, Edna BRAY (Gary) of North Bay, Diana ANDRUSIEK (Gary,) Gerald SHEPPARD (Lillian) all of Sturgeon Falls, and Raymond SHEPPARD (Barbara) of Pembroke. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Roseanne SHEPPARD, sisters Alma, Shirley BEDARD (Joe surviving) and a brother Alan. Virginia was born in North Bay and raised in Sturgeon Falls. She was happiest, when she and her family spent their holidays at their cottage fishing on the French River. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Memorial visitation at the McGuinty Funeral Home, North Bay, Ontario Saturday, March 1st. from 2: 00 p.m. till time of service in the Funeral Home Chapel, at 3: 30 p.m.

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-26 published
DRAKE, J. Mikell
At Parkwood Hospital in London on Thursday, April 24, 2008, J. Mikell DRAKE of London in her 71st year. Dear mother of Peter ZIMMERMAN and his partner Jodi GREEN of Windsor and Martha ZIMMERMAN and her partner Rod KEITH of London. Loving grandmother of Dylan, Claire, Emily, DRAKE and Nathaniel. Dear sister of Melinda DRAKE and sister-in-law Diane DRAKE both of Toronto. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Myra DRAKE and her brother Sandy DRAKE. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Tom BONNEMA officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, N6A 3A1 or to the C.N.I.B., 749 Baseline Road East, London, N6C 2R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
PECKHAM, Marjorie
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our loving and precious mother, Mrs. Marjorie PECKHAM on May 5, 2008 at University Hospital. She was a longtime member of the Duchess of Kent Legion. Beloved wife of her late husband Carl PECKHAM (2005.) Dear mother of Dianne and her husband Harvey MUNROE and Carolyn and her husband Ken GREEN. Cherished Gramma of Dale, Darrell, Sherri, Shawn, Tammy-Lyn and Chris. Great Gramma of Cody, Charlynn, Marlaine, Dale, Jessie, Ryan, Ali and Taylor. Loving sister of Shirley DUNLEAVY. Friends will be received at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Thursday May 8, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
HESS, William " Bill"
Peacefully at his home on Friday, May 16, 2008, William "Bill" HESS of Woodstock in his 73rd year. Dearest husband of Audrey (née GREEN) for 50 years. Loving father of David HESS (Jill HOSSACK) of Woodstock, Cathy HOLT (Jim McBRIDE) of Ingersoll, and Paul HESS (Brenda) of Woodstock. Much loved Grandpa of Greg HOLT, and Meg and Jenny HESS, all of Ingersoll. Dear uncle of Susan and Mark ADAM/ADAMS and great-uncle of Connor and Laura ADAM/ADAMS. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Margaret HESS, his sister Kay RYDALL and brother-in-law Don RYDALL, and his parents-in-law Clarence and Kay GREEN. Sadly missed by his favourite companion Molly. Bill was a funeral director in Woodstock with the Rowell Funeral Home and the Mac Smith Funeral Home for 50 years. His favourite pastime was enjoying cottage life. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
CUDMORE, Lorne Stewart
At his residence on Friday May 16, 2008, Lorne Stewart CUDMORE of London in his 61st year. Loving son of Carrie CUDMORE of London. Dear father of Becky CUDMORE- VOKEY (Sean) of Burlington and Sarah ACKERMAN (Tom) of Victoria, British Columbia. Loving grandfather of Emma. Brother of Dolores GREEN of Grand Bend and Dixie McGILL (Don) of London. Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Canadian Diabetes Association) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
FISHER, Viola Alberta (formerly GREEN, ATKINSON, née MUXLOW)
With her family by her side at Bluewater Health - Norman Site (Palliative Care) on Monday, May 26, 2008. Viola Alberta FISHER (GREEN) (ATKINSON) (née MUXLOW,) of Wyoming. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, sons, their families and many Friends. Cremation has taken place. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Wyoming United Church, C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Pat Mailloux Cataract Clinic) or the charity of your choice, and may be arranged by calling the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-17 published
HAWKINS, Robert William
Peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, June 15, 2008 Robert William HAWKINS passed away. Sadly missed by his wife of 30 years Olive HAWKINS. Dear father of Fred, Bonnie KERR, Sharon GREEN, and Nancy DIACHUCK. Loving grandpa of 7 grandchildren. Dear brother of Janet HORTON (Ed,) and predeceased by Fred, Cyril, Jean, Harvey, Kenny, Margaret, and Dorothy, and predeceased by his infant son Larry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Graveside Service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (2001 Dundas Street, London) on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Many thanks to all for their help and support.

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
GREEN, Irene " Pearl" (née CARTWRIGHT)
Of Port Stanley, passed away after a short battle with cancer on Friday, June 20th, 2008, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late James GREEN and dearly loved mother of Douglas GREEN and his partner Connie HARVEY. Loved grandmother of Mark and his wife Deb and Jamie and his wife Shelly. Dear step-grandmother of Christine and her husband David and Eva and Kaitlyn and great-grandmother of Jade, Ross and Heidi. Great step-grandmother of Sasha, Isabel and Calvin. Pearl was born in England on December 19, 1922, the daughter of the late Arthur and Edith CARTWRIGHT. She came to Canada in 1966. A service to celebrate Pearl's life will be held at Saint_John's Presbyterian Church, Port Stanley on Friday, June 27th at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation has taken place. At Pearl's request flowers gratefully declined. Donations would be appreciated to The Cares Foundation Inc., 2412 Morris Ave., Suite 110, Union, N.J., 07083, www.care foundation.org, the Jaden Ella Wood Memorial Fund or the Davenport Public School Breakfast Club.

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-25 published
CUDMORE, A. Caroline " Carrie" (OKE)
At Elmwood Place Nursing Home, London, on Sunday June 22, 2008 A. Caroline " Carrie" (OKE) CUDMORE in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Stewart S. Cudmore. Dear mother of Dolores GREEN of Grand Bend and Dixie McGILL and her husband Donald of London. Also loved by her 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by her son Lorne CUDMORE and her son-in-law Kip GREEN. Cremation has taken place. At the families request there will be a private graveside service later in the Maitland Bank Cemetery, Seaforth. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, 519-433-5184. Online condolences at www.amgfh.com

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GREEN 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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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
McMICHAEL, Charles
At Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, July 20, 2008, Charles McMICHAEL of London, in his 86th year, went home to be with his Lord. Beloved husband of Esther (DAYMAN) McMICHAEL. Dear father of David (Barb) McMICHAEL of Naperville, Illinois, and Sharon (Brian) SEELEY of London. Loving grandfather of Sean and Lindsey McMICHAEL, and Michael, David and Diana SEELEY. Brother of Hazel CLIFFORD, Grace GREEN, Ross McMICHAEL, and Barbara SPINNEY. Predeceased by brother Alex McMICHAEL. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. The funeral service will be conducted at the Forest City Bible Church, 1889 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Exeter Cemetery at 3: 00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Charles are asked to consider the Forest City Bible Church Building Fund. Online condolences at may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GREEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
GREEN, Jack (July 2, 1948-July 26, 2007)
Miss you and Love you always. Marilyn, J.J. and Jason, Mom, Dad and family

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GREEN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-23 published
MAURER, Gwen (née HATTON)
After a valiant battle with cancer on Sunday January 20, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 58th year. Gwen of Wasaga Beach, loving mother of Tammy and her husband Jeff WHITE/WHYTE of Walkerton and Cara HARDING of Wasaga Beach. Cherished Nanny of Kyla, Madison and Joshua. Dear sister of Maurine WILSON. Favorite aunt of Christopher (Andrea) FISCHER, Cathy (Randy GOHEEN) and Heidi (Jason GREEN.) Gwen dedicated herself to caring for others through her many years of work with the Red Cross. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (E of Zoo Park) (705-429-8766) Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Thursday at 1 o'clock. Reception to follow. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Gwen's family. For further information and to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com
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GREEN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-02 published
CASEY, Percy William
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Thursday March 27, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 98th year. Percy of New Lowell, beloved husband of the late Myrtle. Loving father of William and his late wife Donna of New Lowell, Charlotte of New Lowell, Patricia and her husband Eric GREEN of Newfoundland and Jack of Wasaga Beach. Cherished grandfather of Charlien, Loralee, William, Patrick, Robert, Terry, Perry, Daniel and MacKenzie. Great-grandfather of Kyle, Jessica, Denise, Spencer, Miranda, Travis, Samantha, Zachary, Benjamin, Nicole, Caroline, Robyn, James-Eric, Madison and Andrew-Eric. Also survived by his brother Jim OSPREAY. Predeceased by his brother Robert OSPREAY. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 6: 30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday March 31, 2008. Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Tuesday April 1, 2008 at 11 o'clock. Spring interment St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. If desired, donations in Percy's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the General and Marine Hospital Foundation. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
His landmark commission on drugs urged legalizing marijuana in Already a respected legal scholar, he became an improbable counterculture icon at the height of the hippy era by recommending leniency and the decriminalization of recreational drugs
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S6
Toronto -- Gerald LE DAIN's respect for civil liberties went so far as to rouse John Lennon and Yoko Ono from their bed. It was 1969, the year of the couple's "bed-in for peace" at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, and the year Judge LE DAIN began chairing the much-referenced but largely ignored Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs.
The Le Dain commission's final report was one of the most politically explosive documents ever put before the federal government. The commission held 46 days of public hearings, received 365 submissions and heard from 12,000 people in about 30 cities and at more than 20 university campuses across the country. In its final report, in 1973, the commission recommended decriminalizing marijuana possession because the law-enforcement costs of prohibition were too great, and suggested that Canada focus on frank education rather than harsh penalization. It also recommended treatment for heroin addiction and sharp warnings about nicotine and alcohol. This was delivered at a time when hysteria about the evils of pot was on everyone's lips and many parents wanted the law to save their drug-addled teenagers.
The report also made Judge LE DAIN something of an unlikely counterculture icon and helped win him a place on the Supreme Court of Canada during the formative years of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Gerald LE DAIN was born in Montreal to Eric LE DAIN and Antoinette WHITHARD. His younger brother, Bruce, went on to become one of Canada's foremost impressionist landscape painters in the style of A.Y. Jackson and Tom Thomson. Gerry graduated from West Hill High School in 1942 and a year later, at 18, he joined the army and became a gunner with the 7th Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, a unit that was in the thick of the fighting from D-Day until the surrender of Germany in May of 1945.
Immediately after the war, he attended the military's ad hoc Khaki University in England. One day, the school arranged a debate with students of Westfield College, then a women-only college associated with the University of London. During the event (debate topic: a woman's place in the home,) he met Cynthia Emily ROY and, two weeks later, they became engaged. After being demobilized from the army, she joined him in Montreal, where they married and he set about finishing his education.
In 1949, he obtained a law degree from McGill University and was called to the Quebec bar. He spent the following year at a university in Lyons, where he gained his doctorate. On his return from France, he joined the Montreal law firm of Walker, Martineau, Chauvin, Walker and Allison and stayed three years until he returned to McGill as a professor of constitutional and administrative law. He also worked as counsel to Quebec's attorney-general on constitutional cases.
In 1967, he left Montreal to become dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, where, said colleague Harry Arthurs, he presided over a revolution in Canadian legal education. "It was his responsibility to persuade York University, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the world at large, that what we were doing was not only the legitimate - not only the sensible - but the inevitable way forward." It was during this time that Pierre Trudeau asked Judge LE DAIN to chair the commission. He was, at 44, perfectly suited to the job in many ways. By then, many young Canadians were indulging in marijuana and other recreational drugs; as a university professor, he was surrounded by many students who had at least given it a try. And as the father of a large family, he was adept at bridging the generation gap and responding empathetically. During the time he chaired the commission, there were four full-fledged teenagers, and one on the cusp, living in the LE DAIN home.
The commissioners were asked to study the non-medical use of sedative, stimulant, tranquillizing, hallucinogenic and other psychotropic drugs or substances, including the experience of users. At his first news conference in 1969, he announced that, in the interest of research, he might experiment with the stuff himself.
"We made it possible to talk about drugs openly," he later said in an interview with The Globe and Mail. "In some of our early hearings, especially in smaller communities, you could feel the guilt that had been stored up around drugs. We also made it possible for people to criticize their institutions, to challenge their doctors, their school boards, their churches."
The Le Dain commission broke new ground in terms of taking the show on the road, said Mel GREEN, who worked as a sociologist with Judge LE DAIN at the time. Judge LE DAIN redefined the nature of a public inquiry by asking the public to directly participate, he said. "The commission found little traction in terms of changes in the law itself. … There was a cultural divide between conventional attitudes and youth culture and I think the Le Dain commission helped bridge that gap." Inspired by Judge LE DAIN, Mr. GREEN decided to switch careers and went to law school. He is now an Ontario provincial court judge.
By early 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had created a stir with their public "bed-in" at a hotel in Amsterdam. On May 26, the couple booked into Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. To Judge LE DAIN, they seemed to be just the kind of advocates for youth the commission should hear from. A meeting was arranged aboard a C.N. train in Montreal and, for 90 minutes, the couple shared their views on the drug culture and the generation gap. "This is the opportunity for Canada to lead the world," said Mr. Lennon, referring to the Le Dain commission. "Canada's image is just about getting groovy, you know." When it was over, Mr. Lennon gave his phone number to members of the commission.
It was not always such clear sailing. Commissioners also had to contend with a kind of "live bait" issue, where police were arresting young people who braved the generational divide to attend these public gatherings and tell their stories. In 1969, the 16-year-old son of communications theorist Marshall McLUHAN was arrested as he was leaving a coffee shop in Yorkville, Toronto's then-hippy neighbourhood, where the commission was meeting. Michael McLUHAN was convicted of criminal possession of a small amount of hashish and sentenced to 60 days in jail; he ended up serving 30 days and was eventually pardoned.
Marie-Andrée Bertrand, one of the Le Dain commissioners, remembers those days and the difficulties in protecting witnesses. "Some of us went to [then-solicitor-general Pierre] Goyer and we said, 'Call off your gendarmes, monsieur!' and went to Trudeau, and it was slightly more calm after that," she told the Ottawa Citizen in 2003. "Imagine if Monsieur Lennon had been arrested or harassed. What a humiliation that would have been for all of us."
Although the commission's recommendations were never followed, there were significant changes in the public attitude toward drugs and in lighter sentences being handed down to offenders.
At a time when the generation gap was described as a gulf, Judge LE DAIN had gained the respect of both sides of the drug-use argument. In a 1988 Globe and Mail column, Michael VALPY described him as a quiet, intellectual, spiritually minded academic who earned the praise of young people, the social agencies and the scientific community. "His commission acquired the reputation of being the most hard-working, open-minded and widely respected ever to tackle a major national problem."
In 1975, Judge LE DAIN was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal and the Court Martial Appeal Court. He remained there until May of 1984, when Mr. Trudeau appointed him to the Supreme Court.
His tenure at the court during the early years of the Charter proved to be, in some ways, a trial by fire not only for him but for the other eight justices as well. A 1988 Globe and Mail article described a series of crises that nearly exhausted the court as a result of a backlog of Charter cases. At the time, it was referred to by political scientist Peter Russell as "A terrible rash of injuries" similar to the kind experienced by beleaguered players on a hockey team.
Not surprisingly, Judge LE DAIN was one of the members of the court who struggled most during this time. As a result, he stayed only five years before an emotional breakdown brought about his retirement in 1988. Even so, he left his mark on Charter decisions.
One example was the case of R. v. Therens (1985). The issue was whether a drunk driver could evade conviction on the grounds that police had violated his Charter rights by not informing him of his right to call a lawyer before compelling him to take a breathalyzer test. Judge LE DAIN's former law clerk, Bruce RYDER, recalls that he struggled painfully over the case - partly because it recalled the death of his daughter Jacqueline a decade earlier from an automobile accident.
"As he spoke, he was pounding himself so hard in the chest I thought he might knock himself over. He took a deep breath, and we returned to our work." In the end, Judge LE DAIN crafted an opinion that did right by the victims of highway accidents and by the Charter. In memorable language, he affirmed that the enactment of the Charter signalled a new era in the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.
"Out of complexity and nuance, he produced masterfully succinct statements of the law," said Mr. RYDER.
In his retirement, Judge LE DAIN worked on a range of projects, including preparing his papers for the national archives and meticulously crafting his memoirs. But his early retirement continued to be plagued by personal tragedy: first with his wife Cynthia's death in 1995 of cancer, then his daughter Catherine's death of pneumonia in 1998.
In 1990, the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance instituted an award in Gerald LE DAIN's name, to be given to individuals involved in law who have worked within official institutions "when extremist pressures dominate government policies." The influential organization includes law-enforcement officials, academics, professionals, health-care workers, drug users and former users. "We sought to name the awards after our heroes," said founder Arnold Trebach. "Gerald LE DAIN was certainly one of them. Few people realize the level of hate directed at drug users and drug policy reformers decades ago."
Judge LE DAIN, the first Canadian to be so honoured, had earlier been made a companion of the Order of Canada.
Gerald Eric LE DAIN was born on November 27, 1924, in Montreal. He died in his sleep at home on December 18, 2007. He was 83. He is survived by his son Eric and daughters Barbara, Jennifer and Caroline. He was predeceased by his wife, Cynthia, and by daughters Jacqueline and Catherine.
Correction - Friday, January 4, 2007
The majority of the Le Dain Commission on the non-medical use of drugs recommended in 1973 that possession of cannabis should cease to be a criminal offence but that sale and distribution of cannabis should remain a crime. Incorrect information appeared in a headline in yesterday's paper.

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

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Doctor William Eric
b. January 11, 1922 - Peterborough, Ontario
d. January 23, 2008 - Victoria, British Columbia
Predeceased by his son, William Ralph (1970) and his wife, Jane He leaves to mourn: his dear friend Molly M. Mitchell, his daughter Patricia Anne, son Robert James (Michelle), and daughter Barbara Jane 'Boo'; grandchildren William BROOKE (Jana VAN OMME), Jennifer BROOKE, plus step-grandchildren Francis and Juliette.
Bill is survived by his siblings Hilda KIRKWOOD- GREEN, Almonte, Ontario; Patricia YOUNG, Peterborough, Ontario; Robert (Audrey) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Abbotsford; James THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Qualicum Beach; John Lang (Maureen) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Sonoma, California.
Bill served overseas in World War 2. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1953. He then moved his family to Victoria where he practised dentistry until his retirement in 1991.
No service by request.
In lieu of flowers, by request of the family, donations may be made in Bill's memory to the British Columbia Literacy Foundation or charity of choice.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
JOHNSON, Rose
Peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at her home. Rose JOHNSON, Beloved wife of the late Sam JOHNSON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Alice and Syd FELDMAN, Marilyn and Bill MANDEL, and Beverly and Jerry COHEN. Dear sister of Evelyn ROLIN, and Lou GOLD. Devoted grandmother of Lorne and Debbie FELDMAN, Jill and Mark GLAZER, Robyn FELDMAN, Bradley FELDMAN, Michele MANDEL and Danny STERN, Lisa MANDEL and David ALTER, Debra MANDEL and Kevin GREEN, Marc MANDEL and Michal HAREL, Jeffrey and Leanne COHEN, Heather COHEN, and great-grandmother of Joshua, Alexis, Sara, Ariel, Noah, Ethan, Aaron, Rachel, Shira, Jaimie, Tyler, Jordan, Jake, Elan, Yael, Maya, Shayna, and Maya. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Shedlover Young Mens section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 62 Baycrest Avenue daily from 2: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Rose Johnson Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca

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GREEN 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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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
CRIPTON, Doctor Michael J. (1934-2008)
Dr. Michael John CRIPTON 73, died at ProTem Health Services, Gorge Rd., Moncton, on March 27, 2008. Born in Montreal he was the son of the late John and Veronika (TKACHUK) CRIPTON. Doctor CRIPTON's first passion was in helping others. This ability first came to the fore when - as a boy of nine - he was placed in the Weredale boy's home of Montreal after his father (a Ukrainian immigrant labourer) died and his family dissolved. He became a central part of the school and he was placed in a supervisory role at a young age. He often referred to the experiences and struggles that he had with the younger children (and children his own age and older) at Weredale at stages such as bedtime and lights out. His own children benefited from this wisdom at bedtimes! He clearly experienced the first pulls towards his lifelong passions of mentorship, leadership and volunteerism at Weredale. He remained involved at Weredale as a resident and councilor until his graduation from Dental School at McGill in 1957. He went on to practice general dentistry in Fredericton where he met his wife Nancy. After their marriage he returned to Montreal to study Orthodontics and then he moved to Moncton in 1961, becoming the second Orthodontist in the province of New Brunswick at that time. He was a passionate volunteer in his chosen profession of dentistry, where he held many professional, administrative and leadership roles in national and international professional organizations and governing bodies. He served as President of the Canadian and New Brunswick Dental Associations, President of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists and President of the Royal College of Dentistry of Canada. He was also active in international dental organizations including acting as President of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, delegate to Federation Dental International meetings and he chaired the Atlantic section of the American Academy of Dentists. Not surprisingly, one of the skills he was proudest of was his ability to run effective meetings! This was a reflection of his desire to accomplish all that could be accomplished in whatever he did. No task was too daunting for him whether professional or personal and this was the spirit he brought to all of his work. These many organizations and their memberships, and all the people that worked with him benefited from this spirit and his ability to inject it into his leadership roles. Mike was equally passionate about volunteering, helping and leading in civic duty and community service. He served as President of the Moncton Boys Club, Chairman of the National council of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and he was active in fundraising for these organizations. He was a fundraiser for the Easter Seal Campaign, President of the Moncton Rotary club (and had perfect attendance there for 43 years), a District Governor of Rotary and a Provincial President of the McGill University Alumni Association. He loved hockey and served on the Executive Committee of the New Brunswick Hawks. He was a bilingual Councilor at Large of the Moncton City Council from 1970 to 1974 and later served as chair of the 8000 seat Moncton Coliseum Commission. He was active in local business as well co-founding C103 FM in 1988. His contributions have been recognized by many awards such as the top Pierre Fauchard Academy award, and Distinguished service awards from the Canadian Dental and Orthodontic Associations. He was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 and the Builder of Youth award from the Moncton Boys and Girls Club. His greatest enjoyment and likely what he considered to be the greatest of these many honours he enjoyed until the time of his death, being 'Boppy' to his seven grand children. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy (GREEN) CRIPTON; son Michael, Halifax; daughter Mary, Halifax; son Peter (Cara INGLIS,) Vancouver son David (Nadia JENEFSKY,) New York; and son-in-law Harry FITZGERALD (Halifax;) sister Jennie LAROSE and her husband Jacques; and seven beloved grandchildren; Veronika and Max FITZGERALD; Hana, Cara, and Sasha CRIPTON- INGLIS; Benjamin and Stella CRIPTON. He was predeceased by brothers Steve, George, and Billy. Visitation will be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home on Thursday, April 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Mike's life will be held at 4: 00 p.m. on Friday, April 4th, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1005 Main Street, Moncton, New Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the South East New Brunswick Alzheimer's Society or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements under the care and direction of Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton, 506-852-3530. A book of condolences may be signed at www.fairhavenmemorial.ca

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-01 published
ROBB, William Alexander
(February 21, 1916-March 28, 2008)
William Alexander ROBB, M.D., F.R.C.S. died at his home in Calgary on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the age of ninety-two. His remarkable life began on February 21, 1916 in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan where he was born on the family farm. Doctor ROBB received his M.D. degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1943 and was promptly shipped overseas and posted to Italy. Following World War 2, he became a family doctor in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan where he met Barbara GREEN, a schoolteacher, whom he married in 1949. Dr. ROBB returned to the University of Western Ontario and obtained his General Surgery Certification in 1953. After further subspecialty training at the Universities of McGill and Manitoba, he earned his Fellowship in Urology in 1954. The ROBB's moved to Calgary in 1955 where Doctor ROBB practiced Urology with Doctor Lorne Mitchell and Doctor Jack Noakes. Together they were recognized for their pioneering work in the 'art of the practice of medicine' when special tribute was paid to them on Surgeon's Day in 2007 by the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Doctor ROBB retired at age 77 and in his retirement he enjoyed his family and Friends, his beautiful backyard, reading history, telling stories and traveling. He was an acclaimed medical practitioner whose generosity and kindness knew no bounds. Doctor ROBB's wife, Barbara, predeceased him in 1986. He is survived by their four children; Leslie (Gordon FORD,) Angus (Susan KILGOUR,) Calvin (Jane EVENSON,) and Carrie (Ross CREELMAN;) his six grandchildren, Katie (Stephen KOTKAS,) Helen and David FORD and Hayley, Jackson and Harris ROBB; sister-in-law, Eileen ROBB and many nieces and nephews around the world. He was predeceased by his sister, Kay BRUCE (Alan) and by his brother, Jim. Funeral Services will be held at Lakeview United Church (3023 - 63rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com The family would like to extend their thanks to Doctor Lisa Retzer, Doctor Peter Giannoccaro, and Doctor Sid Viner. In living memory of Doctor Alex ROBB, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-04 published
GREEN, Julius
On Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at North York General Hospital. Julius GREEN, beloved husband of the late Natalie. Loving father and father-in-law of Brian, and Mark and Debbie. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Court Ahava Achem at Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 222 York Hill Blvd., Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to the Osteoporosis Society, 416-696-2663.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-12 published
GREEN, Elizabeth
Beth GREEN, On April 7, 2008, in her 64th year. Wife of Abraham TOUMASSIAN, sister of Wendy Green CHANDLER (Paul) and Jim GREEN (Fiona), aunt of Iain (Dawna) and Evan and great-aunt of David. She was very happy to have been part of the Toumassian family, too. She was fortunate to have had wonderful family and Friends and a fulfilling career as a teacher and consultant. At the request of the deceased, there is no visitation or funeral. Donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation because of the extraordinary kindness of the staff.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-18 published
KERBEL, Norman Carl
Father, husband, grandfather, brother, doctor. Born August 4, 1925, in Toronto. Died October 3, 2007, in Toronto of heart failure, aged 82.
By Gail KERBEL, Page L6
In every photograph of Norm, whether he's 8 or 80, he looks the same. He towers over anyone sharing the frame, feet splayed, belly large, head cocked to the side, a great grin spread across his face.
Norm was the second son of Rose and Harry KERBEL. His family, which included older brother Jack, younger sister Myrtle and younger brother Gordon, lived above their Toronto paint and wallpaper store.
Norm attended Bloor Collegiate Institute, where he played on the football team and starred in an award-winning production of Chekhov's The Boor. He went on to become a respected physician, but the performer in him never died. Whether it was the interns he took on rounds, patrons in line at a buffet or his family gathered around the dining room table, Norm liked to get a laugh.
In 1951, he married Joan GREEN. They had four children - Mark, Gail, Diane and Hart - who were his biggest fans and most appreciative audience.
One summer night, we went to the movies. The theatre was filthy, the floor sticky with soda pop and littered with candy wrappers. Norm turned to Joan, who kept the cleanest home in the world, and bellowed for all to hear, "Hey, Joanie, this is just like our house!"
Norm graduated from the University of Toronto's medical school and started a medical practice with his brother-in-law, Harvey Coopersmith. Their partnership endured for more than five decades. In 1971, Norm and Harvey were invited to join the staff of York-Finch Hospital, where Norm was the chief of medicine for many years.
He loved being a doctor, and his diagnostic skills were legendary. He liked to recall the time he was watching The Tonight Show with his daughter, Diane, and Peter Finch was the guest. "Look at the guy," he said. "He looks awful. I think he's going to have a heart attack!" The next day, the actor died of a heart attack.
There was a childlike enthusiasm about Norm that was irresistible. Every meal was a "marvellous spread," every medical case a "fascinoma" and every visit to his place in the country "glorious." He loved his farm in Georgetown, Ontario, so much, he named it after his stomach - "Belly Acres."
Joan died 12 years ago, and Norm never really recovered from the loss. But he was a willfully sunny man and had no interest in dwelling on bad news. The family would gather on Sunday nights at a restaurant. When Norm was asked how he was doing, he'd raise a fist in the air and, with that great grin, tell us, "Terrific!"
He was a big man and he'll leave a big hole in the lives of all who loved him.
Gail KERBEL is Norm's daughter.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-21 published
MATTHEWS, Alice Marie (née GREEN)
Died peacefully on Saturday, April 19, 2008 in her 87th year. Alice was a teacher for 32 years with the Former City of Toronto School Board. Loving wife of the late Alfred James MATTHEWS. Devoted mother of David and his wife Alison, Bill and his wife Cathy. Proud and loving grandmother of Kate (Michael), Erin and Paul. Great-grandmother of Liam ROSE son of Kate and Michael. Predeceased by sister Mabel Blanche HOOPER (née GREEN.) The family would like to extend a special thank you to the palliative care unit staff at Sunnybrook Hospital. Family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt, (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Church of St. Andrew Anglican, 2333 Victoria Park Ave., on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Church of St. Andrew Anglican (2333 Victoria Park Ave., Toronto, Ontario M1R 1W6) would be appreciated. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
LEDERMAN, Henry
At home on Saturday May 10th 2008, just shy of his 98th birthday. A man in full: much loved, admired and respected by his family, Friends and the community. Predeceased a year ago by his beloved wife Minnie. Devoted father of Marty, Marilyn and Sidney. Adoring grandfather and great-grandfather of: Steven and Jessica (Ben and Chloe), Elise and Ely (Aaron and Adam), David and Terra (Misha), Julie and Paul (Jamie and Noah), and Eli and Mara (Jesse). Dear brother-in-law of Ruth LEDERMAN and Pearl GREEN. A special thank you to Gloria Villaluna for years of caring support to both Henry and Minnie to permit them to live in their home to the end. A funeral service will be held Tuesday May 13, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. Thornhill. Interment will take place at the Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Ivansker Section. Shiva will be observed at 131 Torresdale Ave. Unit 1403, Toronto. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre Foundation (416-785-2875) or the charity of your choice.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-15 published
COOPER, Jack
On Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Jack COOPER, beloved husband of Frances. Loving father and father-in-law of Ted and Jennifer, Marty and Fern, and Robert and Sylvia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sydney and Florence, Fritz and Max REINGOLD, Elsie and the late Mushy GREEN, and the late Rollie and Arthur BENNETT. Devoted grandfather of Jordan, John Lee, David, Josh, Joseph, Danielle, Zachary, and Jacob. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 342 Spadina Road #301. Donations may be made to the Jack Cooper Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 www.benjamin.ca

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-16 published
COOPER, Doctor Jack, D.D.S.
On Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Jack COOPER, beloved husband of Frances. Loving father and father-in-law of Ted and Jennifer, Marty and Fern, and Robert and Sylvia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sydney and Florence, Fritz and Max REINGOLD, Elsie and the late Mushy GREEN, and the late Rollie and Arthur BENNETT. Devoted grandfather of Jordan, John Lee, David, Josh, Joseph, Danielle, Zachary, and Jacob. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 342 Spadina Road #301. Donations may be made to the Doctor Jack Cooper Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324
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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
MacGOWAN, Audrey Marion (née CHURCHILL)
d. June 9, 2008. Born in Montreal October 16, 1922, daughter of Douglas and Alma CHURCHILL. Audrey attended Westhill High and obtained a B.A. degree majoring in English from McGill University. She joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and served in Filter Operations in Saint_John's, Newfoundland. She remustered to the Young Men's Christian Association as an Auxiliary Supervisory Officer serving at the Royal Canadian Navy Station in Saint_John's and later at the Royal Canadian Air Force Station in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It was in the Officers' Mess at Sydney that Audrey met her future husband, whom she outranked. On May 31, 1946 she married Kenneth Owen MacGOWAN in Montreal. Her married life was split almost equally between homes in New Westminster, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario. Audrey was predeceased by her sister Helen Elizabeth GREEN. She is survived by her husband of 62 years and four children, John (Judith), Patricia (Whit), Peter (Linda) and Colleen, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. An active volunteer with the Young Women's Christian Association, the Anglican Church, Mental Retardation in Toronto, the MS Society of Canada and the MS International Federation. Audrey was also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and the Philanthropic Educational Opportunity Sisterhood. Her life was characterized by her optimism, strength and service to her family, her Friends and the community. The family wish to thank Luisa and the other staff of Bradgate Arms for the wonderful assistance they provided to Audrey in the nine years she was under their care. Cremation will take place as per her request and a private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the MS Society of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
MacGOWAN, Audrey Marion (née CHURCHILL)
d. June 9, 2008. Born in Montreal October 16, 1922, daughter of Douglas and Alma CHURCHILL. Audrey attended Westhill High and obtained a B.A. degree majoring in English from McGill University. She joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and served in Filter Operations in Saint_John's, Newfoundland. She remustered to the Young Men's Christian Association as an Auxiliary Supervisory Officer serving at the Royal Canadian Navy Station in Saint_John's and later at the Royal Canadian Air Force Station in Sydney, Nova Scotia It was in the Officers' Mess at Sydney that Audrey met her future husband, whom she outranked. On May 31, 1946 she married Kenneth Owen MacGOWAN in Montreal. Her married life was split almost equally between homes in New Westminster, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario. Audrey was predeceased by her sister Helen Elizabeth GREEN. She is survived by her husband of 62 years and four children, John (Judith), Patricia (Whit), Peter (Linda) and Colleen, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. An active volunteer with the Young Women's Christian Association, the Anglican Church, Mental Retardation in Toronto, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation. Audrey was also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and the Philanthropic Educational Opportunity Sisterhood. Her life was characterized by her optimism, strength and service to her family, her Friends and the community. The family wish to thank Luisa and the other staff of Bradgate Arms for the wonderful assistance they provided to Audrey in the nine years she was under their care. Cremation will take place as per her request and a private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-25 published
SASS- KORTSAK, Alice
Alice died peacefully, at home, on Monday June 23rd. Predeceased by her beloved husband Doctor Andrew SASS- KORTSAK (1986.) She was born July 19th, 1921 in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to Toronto with Andrew in 1949. She channelled her deep knowledge and love of Italian language, art and literature into a career as a librarian in Fine Arts book selection at the University of Toronto. She and Andrew opened their home and hearts to many Hungarian refugees in 1956 and, in succeeding years, were gracious hosts to many good Friends and colleagues at their Mt. Pleasant Road home.
She loved the beauty of nature and art; she was unfailingly elegant. We counted on her to know how to handle gracefully any situation, and to answer all manner of Latin, grammatical and linguistic questions. She was much loved and respected by all who knew her.
Loving mother of Peter (Hilda,) Andrea and Christina (Chris GREEN.) Much loved and devoted Nagymami to Melanie and Daphne SASS- KORTSAK, and Andrew and Matthew Sass-Kortsak GREEN. She will be deeply missed by her brother and sister-in-law, Zoltan and Claire KOLLEY in Toronto and her sister Emmy JANOSSY in Budapest, and their families.
We are grateful to her devoted caregivers, who made it possible for her to live in her home over the past several years.
The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 26th. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 432 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, M2N 3B7 on Friday, June 27th at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-27 published
ANDERSON, Ian Sutherland (1943-2008)
Ian Sutherland ANDERSON left us unexpectedly after running his last race in Kananaskis on June 21st, 2008. Much loved and dearly missed by his wife, Gillian, his beloved children James (Rachael) of Melbourne, Australia and Victoria (Matthew) of Calgary, and proud papa to his precious grandchildren, Vanessa, Eric and Cassidy. Born in Winnipeg, Ian graduated in 1967 from Queen's University in Mechanical Engineering. On award of an Athlone scholarship, he completed a Master's at University of Birmingham and worked at Rolls Royce in Derby, England where he met Gillian. A P.Eng., Ian worked with Imperial Oil throughout Canada, eventually adopting Calgary as his home. While at Dome and Amoco, he achieved his MBA at University of Calgary and ventured into Electronic Data Interchange under his own business banner, providing his clients with a unique vision by blending practical applications of Information Technology directly with the bottom line. Ian was active in the business community, especially the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the United States Gas Industry Standards Board. He devoted countless hours to establishing the bilingual education program in his community and to refereeing minor hockey. Always an active individual, he participated in a wide range of sports. Ian's gentlemanly manner, his integrity, enthusiasm, positive nature and joyful smile will always inspire his family and Friends. Ian leaves his sister, Jocelyn GREEN (Roger) and his brother, Jamie (Patsy) and their families. His parents, Donald and Margaret ANDERSON, predeceased him. On June 27, Ian's life was celebrated at Christ Church in Calgary. Floral tributes gratefully declined in lieu of memorials honoring Ian's concern for less privileged Calgary citizens through United Way, 600 - 1202 Centre Street S.E., Calgary T2G 5A5 or Hostelling International - Pacific Mtn Region, P.O. Box 32045, Bankview RPO, Calgary T2T 5X6 (tel: C. Lowery 403 283 7064) or a charity of the donor 's choice.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
Oliver SCHROER: N52
Fiddler Combined Bach With Tradition
By Staff, Page S9
Toronto -- Oliver SCHROER, the acclaimed Canadian fiddler and composer, died Thursday of leukemia at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. He was 52.
Born in Germany, he came to Canada with his family as a boy and grew up near Collingwood, Ontario As a youngster, he embraced most forms of music until he discovered fiddling, only to become entranced by its sound and culture.
For a time, he attended university in Toronto and then dropped out to pursue full-time subway busking. Eventually, he became a sought-after sideman with dozens of different Toronto bands and in 1993 he brought out two albums. One of them, JIGZUP, got rave reviews and a Juno nomination. Eight more were to follow. Along the way, he composed 1,000 songs.
The Globe's music critic, Robert EVERETT- GREEN, described his playing as a "fusion of Ontario fiddling traditions with the kind of architectural, string-crossing music of Bach's solo violin works."
In 2003, Mr. SCHROER launched The Twisted String, a teaching and performance concept to inspire young fiddlers. He attended one of their performances in Toronto's Distillery District on June 28. His own last performance occurred two weeks earlier.
A full obituary is forthcoming.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
Accidental mining engineer replaced his pickax with a pen
Told by his father to study mining, he became devoted to it and became publisher of The Northern Miner, where he suffered undeserved criticism during the Windfall scandal of 1964
By Gay ABBATE, Page S8
Toronto -- Maurice (Mort) BROWN was tricked into a career in mining. He had been accepted to study forestry at the University of Toronto - or so he thought. Unbeknownst to him, his father had changed the application form to mining engineering, which he thought would provide a better future. He didn't tell his son until five minutes before he was to hop on the train for the long trip south from his home in Port Arthur.
"I screamed and hollered and was in tears, but there was nothing I could do," recalled Mr. BROWN, whose career in mining spanned more than five decades, taking him from the mines of Northern Ontario to the office towers of downtown Toronto and beyond. In the process, he replaced the pickax with a pen, chronicling major developments in the mining industry and the people who mattered in it.
He quickly came to love everything about mining, becoming the industry's biggest booster. "He had great enthusiasm for all things mining and all the people in it," said Stan HAWKINS, a friend for more than 40 years.
Mr. BROWN's greatest legacy to the industry may be the creation of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, in 1988, to honour those who contribute to and promote mining. The United States had its own hall of fame, and Mr. BROWN was anxious to establish one in Canada. It took many years of perseverance in the face of skepticism, but he realized his dream. The hall is located in the mining building at the University of Toronto, and Mr. BROWN served as the hall's chairman for its first four years. The night he himself was inducted as a member in 1993, he described mining as a "dirty, nasty industry that demands hard work" - but he would do it all over again if he could.
The low point of his career took place decades earlier, at the time of the so-called Windfall scandal. On the day the scandal broke and he discovered that several people whom he had trusted had betrayed him, "his hair turned white literally overnight," said his daughter, Sandra PULEY. "He was devastated. It was a horrible, horrible time."
It was the summer of 1964, and Mr. BROWN, then an assistant editor at the weekly Northern Miner, wrote a favourable article about a potential discovery in a mine owned by Viola and George MacMILLAN, a couple he considered good Friends. The MacMILLANs had drilled holes on property near Timmins, Ontario, near a site where a rich lode of copper had been discovered by another company the previous year. Rumours of another lode drove the stock of Windfall Oil and Mines Ltd. from 56 cents to $5.70 in a matter of weeks. But while the company's value continued to rise, purely on speculation, the MacMILLANs refused to announce their test results. The bubble burst when they finally disclosed that there were no metal deposits on the site. Thousands of investors lost everything.
The Ontario government called a royal commission and Mr. BROWN, among others, was called to testify. He told the inquiry that his positive article was based in part on an interview with Ontario's minister of mines, George WARDROBE, who tried to shift the blame onto Mr. BROWN when he took the stand.
Mr. BROWN described his numerous unsuccessful attempts to get a straight answer about the test results from both the mines minister and Mrs. MacMILLAN, a leader in the mining industry. Mr. BROWN was accused of profiting from buying Windfall stock. He did make $4,471, but told the inquiry that he also lost $5,578 trading stocks in other MacMILLAN-owned companies. And there was no policy at The Northern Miner forbidding him from buying shares in companies on which the paper reported. "They expect us to use discretion. They would take a dim view of any heavy trading," he told the inquiry.
Maurice BROWN, known as Mort, was the fourth of six children to William and Georgia BROWN of Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay. William BROWN worked on ships and was on the Noronic, a tour ship that sailed the Great Lakes, when it caught fire in Toronto Harbour on September 17, 1949. One hundred and eighteen of the 525 passengers perished. William BROWN saved countless lives by spraying people with water so they could run through the flames to safety.
After graduating from university in 1938, Mort BROWN went to work as an engineer at a gold mine near Geraldton, north of Lake Superior. He worked at other facilities, eventually becoming a mine manager. A year after graduation, he married Margaret GREEN, a young woman he had met one summer when she was a teenager. In 1947, Mr. BROWN was hired as mining instructor at Lakehead Technical Institute in Thunder Bay to develop its mining curriculum.
He was still an undergraduate when his interest was first piqued by The Northern Miner. He became fascinated by a major find at the Little Long Lac gold mine in Geraldton, and spent hours reading accounts of it. His interest in the paper would forever change his career path.
In his final year at university, Mr. BROWN, as president of the university's mining and metallurgical society, invited one of the paper's writers to address the students. Mr. BROWN was so excited by the speaker that he informed him he intended to join the paper's editorial staff one day. While working after graduation, Mr. BROWN submitted many articles to the Miner, each one accompanied by a job request. He finally received the call in 1949 and moved his young family to Toronto, the paper's headquarters. He worked his way up to assistant editor and then, on his 65th birthday, was named editor. He became publisher in 1985 and publisher emeritus two years later, not retiring until his 80th birthday in 1992.
During his 43 years at the paper, Mr. BROWN visited every mine in Canada and many others around the world, including the United States, Finland, the Caribbean and South America. In August, 1973, during a trip to Costa Rica to visit an old gold mine, he became deathly ill with a lung infection. Upon his return to Toronto, doctors diagnosed histoplasmosis, an infection caused by fungi from bat dung. He was placed in an oxygen tent. "We almost lost him," said son Russell BROWN. With his lungs permanently damaged, he was given a pension. However, he returned to his job at the paper and never allowed the disability to get in his way, his son said.
What finally did slow him down, however, was the death of his wife in 1998. They had been married for 59 years.
Otherwise, Mr. BROWN was renowned for his enthusiasm for life, which occasionally went too far. "He was foolhardy and reckless at times," said his daughter. "He always went with his heart instead of his head. He went feet first into situations." Such as the time, in his 70s, when he climbed a tree with a running chainsaw. He fell and broke his arm. Or the time he went camping with a brand-new car, a new tent and new stove. He set up camp next to a dead tree, which he thought would make a good fire. He cut the tree and, of course, it fell on the stove, the tent and the car roof. There was also the time he went into the car wash with all the windows open. But he was always able to laugh at himself because he knew it was his own fault, said Nean ALLMAN, a former colleague and now co-ordinator of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Ms. ALLMAN has her own story. She arrived at work one Monday morning to find a brown bag on her desk. Inside was a headless duck Mr. BROWN had shot on his latest hunting trip. "I knew you liked a challenge. I thought you'd like to pluck it and cook it," he told her with a twinkle in his eye. She did as he suggested. It was a very tasty meal, she said.
Maurice (Mort) BROWN was born November 11, 1912, in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ontario He died June 24, 2008, of cancer at Freeport Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario He was 95. He is survived by son Russell, daughter Sandra PULEY, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Burton and sister Audrey.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-19 published
Fiddler was a prolific composer and performer with a style all his own
Hateful of the violin as a child, he defied calls to conform and chose to blend such traditions as country, jazz, folk, South Asian and Scandinavian. 'I don't write music,' he said in 1999. 'I catch it as it goes by'
By Gay ABBATE, Page A12
Oliver SCHROER arrived home from high school one day to find his mother vacuuming while listening to Pink Floyd music. "Hey Mom, how can I rebel if you keep listening to my records?" he asked. But rebel he did. The gifted Canadian fiddler and composer refused to be bound by what he considered the restrictions of classical instruction and, most importantly, by the limits of any one musical genre. Through his rebellion, he took contemporary fiddling music to a whole new level. "He opened up a whole new range of possibilities," said musician Anne LINDSAY, who played second fiddle in Mr. SCHROER's band, Stewed Tomatoes.
To Grit Laskin, co-founder of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Mr. SCHROER was the ultimate musician. "His playing style of music was unique. It was his own style and physically what he did with his bow technique and the kind of rhythms and structure in the music he wrote - there was nobody else like him."
The Globe's music critic, Robert EVERETT- GREEN, referred to Mr. SCHROER's style as a "fusion of Ontario's fiddling traditions with the kind of architectural, string-crossing music of Bach's solo violin works."
For his part, Mr. SCHROER considered the violin more than a musical wooden box. "I think of my violin as a vibration generator, a drum, a sex partner, a confidant," he wrote. "We dance, we tell each other secrets, we pray. We make music."
A prodigious composer and music producer, as well as a master of the acoustic violin, Mr. SCHROER received eight Juno nominations during his 25-year career. He wrote more than 1,000 musical pieces, recorded nine CDs of his own compositions and produced 30 CDs for other artists. He also performed on more than 100 albums of new traditional, acoustic and popular music by other musicians. He recorded with such artists as composers Jimmy Webb and Barry Mann, singers James Keelaghan and Sylvia Tyson, acoustic guitarists Jesse Cook and Don Ross, and the groups Great Big Sea and Spirit of the Wind.
His most recent collaboration was with his childhood friend, the classical guitarist Liona BOYD. In late April, he played on two tracks of her new CD, to be released this fall. "He was an inspired musician," said Ms. BOYD. " Music reflects the soul of a person. You could tell he was a deep, sensitive person."
Mr. SCHROER was very iconoclastic and a global person from a cultural point of view, said his brother André SCHROER. Oliver SCHROER defied calls to conform, choosing to blend many musical traditions, including country, jazz, folk, South Asian and Scandinavian. "He was a very complex individual who in one way skewed authority and bombast but still had one foot in traditions."
Mr. SCHROER took little credit for his unique music. In his view, he merely kept his ears open to the wind. "I don't write music," he told The Globe and Mail in 1999. "I catch it as it goes by. It's all floating by for the taking."
Oliver SCHROER was born the third of four children of Hendryk and Irene SCHROER, German immigrants who had arrived in Canada in 1954. When Oliver was 10, his father, who worked in sales and management, decided to uproot his young family to the countryside. They settled in Markdale, Ontario, a village located in the Beaver Valley about 30 kilometres south of Georgian Bay and about 150 kilometres north of Toronto. It was while growing up in Markdale that he first met Ms. BOYD, who lived nearby with her family.
By then Oliver was already a budding musician, having played the recorder since he was 6. When he was 8, his parents switched him to the violin, which he did not enjoy playing and took every opportunity to get out of practising, including making a tape of the scales and exercises. "When my mother told me to go upstairs and practice, I would go into my room and play the tape," he wrote last year, after finally admitting his pretense to his mother.
Meanwhile, his parents were not musicians but they had an appreciation for classical music and resolved to expose their children to it. For a time, the only window to popular culture the children had was a weekly dose of The Wonderful World of Disney on television. Oliver's first intimate contact with popular music was when he was 12 and a friend of his older brother brought over a copy of the Beatles album, Abbey Road. His 16th birthday brought significant changes that would further expand his musical horizon: his father gave him a guitar, acknowledging his son was not interested in the violin. Later, Oliver went to Quebec on a student-exchange program and was exposed to the music of Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull and James Taylor - all of which he greedily soaked up. The guitar was his instrument of choice even after he enrolled in philosophy at the University of Toronto. There, he discovered the jazz music of Chick Corea and Lenny Breau.
It took 10 years for him to graduate from university. He never really settled to his studies and instead took time off for other pursuits. He bounced through a series of office jobs and played for a time with a country swing group called the Treverston Band. His first gig in 1982 earned him $30.
His violin, meanwhile, remained neglected on a shelf until the night a girlfriend persuaded him to learn square dancing. He took along his violin and was surprised to find a fiddler and guitarist playing for the class. The musicians introduced him to Irish and French-Canadian fiddling. He didn't learn much about square dancing because he spent most of his time jamming with the band. It was the beginning of his love affair with an instrument he had previously loathed.
He abandoned the guitar and took up the violin - this time an acoustic violin he painted blue - with one of the musicians he had met at the square-dancing class. One night, while playing in Eastern Ontario, he had a revelation that music was to be his life's work - not the law or academia as he had expected. "I hadn't ever had that thought before in that same way. This time it was for real," he once wrote. "If I could just do that, I would be so satisfied."
In 1987, he and a friend formed a jazz group called Eye Music. The quartet met with some success and was invited to play at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland the following year. In the early nineties he formed Stewed Tomatoes, which played across Canada and in venues ranging from small pubs to New York's Lincoln Centre. For a time, the group served as the house band on Stewart McLean's Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio program, The Vinyl Café.
In 1993, Mr. SCHROER established his credentials on the Canadian music scene with his first album, Jigzup. It was won rave reviews and earned him his first Juno nomination.
His best known solo albums are Camino and Hymns and Hers. The music for Camino was recorded in churches during a 2004 hike of the 1,000-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route which meanders through the Pyrenees mountain region of France and Spain. For two months, he and friend Peter COFFMAN stopped at any church or chapel along the way that seemed acoustically promising. Mr. SCHROER would unpack his portable recording studio, take out the violin he carried wrapped in his sleeping bag and begin playing. For his part, Mr. COFFMAN recorded the adventure through photography. His pictures form a 28-page booklet that accompanies the album. Often while recording, Mr. SCHROER would have unforeseen accompaniment, such as the sound of children playing or people laughing. At one location in France, while playing The Lord's Prayer, the church clock started chiming. "I couldn't believe the fortune of that happening," Mr. SCHROER told the Globe in 2006.
Hymns and Hers followed Camino and shares some of the same deep emotion, although the sound is very different. Recorded after Mr. SCHROER was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2007, the album is a collection of introspective ensemble pieces, "Hymns and Hers is one of the most stunning records I've ever heard," said Mr. Laskin.
Mr. SCHROER's style of playing was as distinctive as his music. Four years of busking long hours in Toronto's subway stations resulted in tendinitis, a condition that has ended many a promising musical career. After taking a nine-month hiatus, during which he started composing music, he changed the way he held his bow.
In the process he discovered he could produce exquisite music, so he kept playing that way, said jazz singer and actress Michele George, a friend for 25 years. "He took something you could look at as negative and saw how it could work to take him further into a new way of making music and a way to hear music that wouldn't have happened had it not been for the tendinitis."
Mr. SCHROER's large stature in the music world was matched his physical appearance. Standing 6 feet 6 inches, with his mohawk, goatee and designer frames, he did not conform to most people's image of a fiddler. He enjoyed being outrageous and changed his hairstyle frequently for effect, his brother said. The mohawk was the favourite look. His goatee grew back bushier than ever. Over the past year, he would wear clogs - one red and one orange - just to startle people, his brother said.
Mr. COFFMAN said his friend was a wise man, but could also be silly, mischievous and goofy. Most of all he was inspiring. "He just made you want to go out and do great stuff. He was one of those rare people who expand your sense of what is possible."
Part of Mr. SCHROER's legacy is Twisted String, a project he launched about seven years ago with the idea of teaching young violinists. He was living and teaching in Vancouver and started the group after going to Smithers, British Columbia, to conduct a violin workshop. Smithers is located about halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, which means it is a 14-hour drive from Vancouver. As such, the children there would never have been exposed to a musician like Mr. SCHROER, said Emilyn STAM, who was one of his first students. Other artists, such as Miss BOYD, later followed in his footsteps to Smithers.
Mr. SCHROER taught his students that nothing was too crazy or wrong when playing the violin. "He told us to embrace any mistake and to turn it into something cool," Ms. STAM said.
He became a father figure for many of the students, and mentored them all as though they were his own children. "He taught us how to live life," she added.
Since then the original group has grown and several of his original students, including Ms. STAM, are now not only leading Twisted String but also establishing new groups elsewhere in the country. Some have gone on to form their own bands.
About two years ago, Mr. SCHROER was diagnosed with myelodysplasia, a condition that inevitably leads to the leukemia that developed early last year. He moved back to Toronto to be near Friends and family, and to undergo chemotherapy. It was later learned that the cancer had spread to his spine.
Mr. SCHROER did not let the disease slow him down. During his chemotherapy treatment, he composed 59 musical pieces, one for each of his students in Smithers. Each tune had the person's name in the title and totally fit each kid's personality, Ms. STAM said. The tunes make up Smithers, his final CD, which he sent to each student at Christmas.
His last public performance was on June 5 in Toronto on what he dubbed the Last Concert on the Tour of the Planet. He played one solo to a standing-room-only crowd of 800 people.
He continued to work even as the end drew near. Doctors and nurses in Unit 14A at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto let him bring in a piano and other recording equipment into his room so he and his Friends could work, Ms. George said.
A final message to Friends and fans which he posted on his website reveals that he had come to terms with his pending end on this Earth. "Some people live very intensely and burn very brightly during their time here. I think I am one of those people. A shining star while I am here. So I look at my life as I have lived it, and I feel very satisfied with all I have achieved and gone through."
Oliver SCHROER was born June 18, 1956, in Toronto. He died July 3, 2008, of leukemia at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. He was 52. He leaves his mother Irene, brothers André and Ansgar and sister Martina.
A celebration of Mr. SCHROER's life and music is being planned for early September. Details will be posted on his website: http://www.oliverschroer.com.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
COUSINEAU, Irene May (née ANDRU)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, in her 79th year, on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Irene, predeceased by her loving husband Douglas and loving mother of Bryan and his wife Dianne, and Darlene LUNNEY and her husband Doug BENSON. Dear Grandma of Allyson COUSINEAU, Melissa and her husband Andrew VARDON, Gillian COUSINEAU and Erin LUNNEY. Best big sister of Kay (Ron HARRIGAN,) Thelma (late Ray TWINNEY), Carol (Roy GREEN) and Marlene (Robin TEELING). Predeceased by her brothers Norman, John and Robert ANDRU and by her sister Lorraine. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Hazel COUSINEAU, Lil ARMSTRONG and Sharon ANDRU. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Tuesday, March 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Wednesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket. Interment at Newmarket Cemetery. Donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
GREEN, Martha Alvina (formerly HANSTEAD, née ADOLF/ADOLPH)
Peacefully at the Hillsdale Estates on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Martha Alvina (née ADOLF/ADOLPH,) in her 88th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Edward GREEN and Otto HANSTEAD. Loving mother of Ester JACKSON and her husband Jim of Oshawa and the late Bruce and Malcolm HANSTEAD. Dear grandmother of Jennifer JACKSON and her husband James OSBORNE, Rachel, Emma, Heather KERBYSON, and Barbara PALMER. Great-grandmother of Holly, Tyler, Rebecca, Brittany and Nolan. Predeceased by 8 sisters and 4 brothers. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711), with Complete Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 11th at 3 p.m., followed by cremation. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation commencing one hour prior to service. For online condolences please go to www.armstrongfuneralhome.net

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GREEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
WONCH, Gladys Loretto (GRAHAM)
Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Friday, March 14, 2008. Gladys WONCH (GRAHAM,) beloved wife of the late John Fawcett WONCH. Loving mother of Buddy WONCH and his wife Melody, Sandra WRIGHT and her husband Russell. Gladys will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Gregory and his wife Candy of Halifax, David and his wife Joelle of Barrie, and Darlene and her husband Greg STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Barrie, Alexander and his fiancée Susan, Brendt and his fiancée Jackie, and Holly, all of Aurora. Proud great-grandmother to Mackenzie, Makayla and Harrison WRIGHT of Halifax, and Stephen and Bradley WRIGHT of Barrie, and Julia and Jaden STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Barrie. Dear sister of Vera GREEN of Gananoque and her late brothers Andrew and James GRAHAM and sisters Mabel PROFIT, Ruth WETHERUP, Beatrice NORTHEY, Pearl COOPER, Eunice CRUMB, Florence JOHNSTON, Verna BRYCK, sister-in-law and friend to Ilene WONCH. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Monday, March 17, 2008 from 2: 00 p.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Spring interment Saint_James Cemetery, Stroud. Donations to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Building Fund would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com

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