LAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
LAM, Kun Iong Ho
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Friday, March 28th, 2008, 2: 30 a.m., Kun Iong Ho LAM, at the age of 96 years. She will be sadly missed and forever loved by her children Kan Yuk, Kin Mo, Kin Sun, Iok Sim, Kin Fu, and Kin Hin. Cherished grandma of 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by her sister and nephews. Visitors will be received on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 8: 00-9:30 a.m. Interment, Woodland Cemetery.

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LAM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-05-14 published
BARNHARDT, Neal
The family of the late Neal BARNHARDT would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone during this most difficult time. To Doctor GANDHI, Doctor LAM, Doctor POULOPOLOS and the nurses and staff at Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital for their care over the past several years. To the palliative care nurses and staff of O.S.M.H. whose kindness and compassion made Neals last days with us as comfortable as possible. To all of our wonderful Friends, neighbours and relatives for their many acts of kindness including food, flowers, donations, cards and internet condolences. To Shawn and Paula DAVIDSON for being available in the wee hours of the morning and for helping with the arrangements of Neals final wishes. The incredible outpouring of love and condolences that we received at Neal's passing is a true testament to the kind of wonderful man that he was. Thank you all for your kind words and memories of Neal. We will all miss him greatly.
Ruth Anne, Jennifer, Jeff and Cameron Darlene, Shawn, Gage and Tate
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LAM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-06-11 published
RAESIDE, James Murdoch - Estate of
Notice to Creditors
All claims against the estate of James Murdoch RAESIDE, late of the Town of Wasaga Beach in the County of Simcoe, who died on or about the 26th day of March, 2007, must he filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 9th day of July, 2008; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Barrie this 3rd day of June, 2008.
Kevin Stewart RAESIDE, Estate Trustee, by his Solicitors, Burgar Rowe Professional Corporation, 90 Mulcaster Street. P.O. Box 758, Barrie, Ontario, LAM 4Y5.
Attn: George L. CRAIG. 705-721-3377
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LAM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-06-18 published
RAESIDE, James Murdoch - Estate of
Notice to Creditors
All claims against the estate of James Murdoch RAESIDE, late of the Town of Wasaga Beach in the County of Simcoe, who died on or about the 26th day of March, 2007, must he filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 9th day of July, 2008; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Barrie this 3rd day of June, 2008.
Kevin Stewart RAESIDE, Estate Trustee, by his Solicitors, Burgar Rowe Professional Corporation, 90 Mulcaster Street. P.O. Box 758, Barrie, Ontario, LAM 4Y5.
Attn: George L. CRAIG. 705-721-3377
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LAM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-06-25 published
RAESIDE, James Murdoch - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
All claims against the estate of James Murdoch RAESIDE, late of the Town of Wasaga Beach in the County of Simcoe, who died on or about the 26th day of March, 2007, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 9th day of July, 2008; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Barrie this 3rd day of June, 2008.
Kevin Stewart RAESIDE, Estate Trustee, by his Solicitors, Burgar Rowe Professional Corporation, 90 Mulcaster Street. P.O. Box 758, Barrie, Ontario, LAM 4Y5.
Attn: George L. CRAIG. 705-721-3377
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LAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
HALLAM, Dorothy Margaret (née WILSON)
March 31st, 2008, in Bracebridge, Ontario, age 94. Wife of the late (1988) Cyril Best HALLAM of Windsor, Ontario. Mother of Cecilia Best LAM (James) of Bracebridge, Ontario and Margaret Selkirk WARDROPER (Jim) of Bracebridge, Ontario. Grandmother of Brian, Alison and William LAM (JaHyun,) and Sarah and Rachel WARDROPER. Predeceased by her brothers Stewart and Selkirk WILSON, and sisters Cecilia and Jessie WILSON. Dorothy was born in Hanover, Ontario on April 19th, 1913, youngest daughter of James and Mary WILSON, grew up in Owen Sound until they moved to Toronto when she was 18. After her marriage to Cyril in 1942, Dorothy moved to Windsor where she resided until 2007. For 60 years she spent her summers in Muskoka with extended family. Dorothy taught at Patterson Collegiate Institute for many years, alongside her husband. She earned her B.A. degree at the University of Windsor. As well as her loving involvement with family and Friends, Dorothy's many interests included Friends of Canterbury College, Friends of Willistead, Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor Symphony Association, University Women's Club, Questers, and several bridge clubs. She was a long-time member of Saint Mary's Anglican Church and a member and former President of Saint Mary's Anglican Church Women. According to Dorothy's wishes, she was cremated. A memorial service will be held at Saint Mary's Anglican Church in Windsor on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008, at 2 p.m. followed by interment beside her husband in Saint Mary's Church yard. Visitation will be for one hour before the service. In place of flowers, according to Dorothy's wishes, donations may be made in her memory to Saint Mary's Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice. Saint Mary's Anglican Church, 1983 Saint Mary's Gate, Walkerville, Ontario, N8Y 1J8. (For directions call 519-253-5221) Condolences may be made on the website of Reynolds Funeral Home (Bracebridge, Ontario): condolences@reynoldsfuneral.com. Inquiries may be made to Reynolds at 1-877-806-2257.

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LAMARRA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-28 published
PALOMBO, Michela
At Meadowpark Nursing Home on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008, in her 92nd year. Loving wife and best friend of the late Filippo PALOMBO (2004.) Dear sister of the late Erminia CUOZZO and her late husband Pietro, the late Domenico Antonio DICICCO, the late Marta DICICCO and her late husband Fortunato, the late Filippa LAMARRA and her husband Antonio and Loreta PACITTO and her late husband Alessandro. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street, on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday evening at 8: 15 o'clock. Donations to ALS (Lou Gehrigs) or Saint Mary's Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated. "Together Again in Heaven"

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LAMARSH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-02 published
CUTLER, Nancy (née VEGH)
A resident of Newbury passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury at the age of 65. She was born in Windsor daughter of the late Elias and Rose VEGH. Beloved wife of Stan CUTLER, loving mother of Sheryl FARRELL (Mark) of Bothwell, Angella COFFEY (Girard) of Bothwell, Nancy LAMARSH (Frank) of Chatham, Joe CUTLER (Tracy) of Glencoe, Dan CUTLER (Rachel) of London, Stan CUTLER Jr. "Buck" (Linda) of Newbury and Tony CUTLER (Marie) of Wallaceburg, fondly remembered by 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, dear sister of Gloria WINIA (Elmer) of Newbury and Rose SEWEDAK (John) of Leamington and special aunt of Donna KAISER. Predeceased by daughter Carolyn Joy, sisters Dolly and Lillian and brother Elias. The CUTLER family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Steve FILYER officiating. Interment in Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Four Counties Health Services, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. "A tree will be planted in memory of Nancy CUTLER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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LAMB o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-05-28 published
LAMB, Elizabeth " Betty" (née MIDDLETON)
Suddenly at her home, 180 Victoria Street, Dundalk on Monday, May 26, 2008. Betty LAMB, in her 70th year, beloved wife of Alvin LAMB. Dear mother of Kenneth (Debbie) McEWEN of Dundalk, Anne (Phil) WALSH of Pleasant Ridge, New Brunswick, Joseph (Olive) McEWEN of Dundalk, William McEWEN of Surrey, British Columbia, Kathleen (Alan) MILLS of Dundalk, and Douglas McEWEN of Dundalk. Will be sadly missed by 28 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Ira, Avard and Reynold and 2 sisters, Annie McARTHUR and Ida ADAIR. Predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Arminda MIDDLETON and a brother, Frank. A Memorial Service will be held at the Dundalk Wesleyan Church (corner of Ida Street and Main Street West) on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.
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LAMB o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-11 published
LAMB, Elizabeth " Betty" (née MIDDLETON)
Suddenly at her home, 180 Victoria Street, Dundalk on Monday, May 26, 2008. Betty LAMB, in her 70th year, beloved wife of Alvin LAMB. Dear mother of Kenneth (Debbie) McEWEN of Dundalk, Anne (Phil) WALSH of Pleasant Ridge, New Brunswick, Joseph (Olive) McEWEN of Dundalk, William McEWEN of Sussex, New Brunswick, Kathleen (Alan) MILLS of Dundalk and Douglas McEWEN of Dundalk. Will be sadly missed by 28 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Ira, Avard, and Reynold and 2 sisters, Anne McARTHUR and Ida ADAIR. Predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Arminda MIDDLETON and a brother, Frank. A Memorial Service was held at the Dundalk Wesleyan Church (corner of Ida Street and Main Street West) on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation was on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.
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LAMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-16 published
BECKINGHAM, George Edward
Peacefully, with family at his side at Parkwood Hospital, London, Saturday, February 9, 2008 after a long battle with bone marrow disease, George Edward BECKINGHAM in his 87th year. Cherished husband of the late W. Joy BECKINGHAM (née NICHOLS.) Much loved father of Terry (Valerie) of the The Pas, Manitoba, and daughter Susan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of London. Dear grandfather of Jennifer (Jason) of The Pas, Manitoba, George B. BECKINGHAM (Frances) of Coquitlam, British Columbia, great-grandfather of Adam, Anne, Jack and Jane. Loved by sisters Mary (LANE) and Luella (ALLISTON) of Hamilton and sister-in-law Doreen TREITZ (née Nichols) of Sudbury and Audrey LAMB (née NICHOLS) of North Bay, nieces, grand nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by many other Friends and extended family. George was born to George and Philomena (NIELSEN) BECKINGHAM of Hamilton, October 23, 1921. He was a member of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders and served his country in war with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After many years as District Manager with the Fuller Brush Company in Winnipeg and Burlington, and known for his meticulous work habits, he was sought after by, and contracted with, many large companies. George was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #501, Lambeth, where he was welcomed and cared for by members and Friends. Many thanks to them and a very special tribute to the nurses and staff of the Western Counties Wing, #3rd Floor "Kent" and Doctor D. CAVANAUGH for their outstanding care of our Dad. At George's request, there is to be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Interment alongside his sweetheart "Joy" at Burlington Memorial Gardens. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333). In lieu of flowers, George would have appreciated a donation to a charity of your choice. www.smithsfh.com

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LAMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-17 published
PARTLO, Debra
Surrounded by her loving family after a brave battle with her illness, Debra PARTLO passed away peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, February 16, 2008, in her 55th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Max PARTLO (2003,) and mother Dorothy LAMB (1982.) Wonderful mother and mentor to her children Shannon SCHNEKENBURGER and Roy of Aylmer, Derek PARTLO and his wife Jody of Tillsonburg and Courtney MORSE and her husband Andrew of Straffordville. Proud "Nana" of Maxx and Hilton SCHNEKENBURGER and Landon, Logan and McKenna PARTLO. Loving daughter of Sam LAMB and his friend MaryAnne VANGEERTRUYDE of Tillsonburg. Dear sister of Terry LAMB and his wife Pat; Dan LAMB; Kelly SPRINGER and her husband Dale all of Tillsonburg. Sister-in-law of Art PARTLO and his wife Marion, Barb GULL and the late David, Sharon COULTER and her husband Bob, David PARTLO and his partner Sharon DEPAUW. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother-in-law Helen PARTLO (2002.) Deb will be forever remembered as a devoted mother who taught strong and independent values to her family. She was an original member of the Sockette baseball team, where she enjoyed some of the best years of her life. Deb will be deeply missed by all of her Friends. Family and Friends will be received at Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg, (519) 842-5221, on Sunday, February 17, 2008 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Monday, February 18, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service for Debra will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Glenn BAKER and Rev. Tom HISCOCK officiating. Interment in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Saint Paul's United Church Memorial Fund or the Tillsonburg Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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LAMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
SILLETT, Frank " Sonny" Reginald
A resident of Rondeau, Frank died suddenly on Friday, April 18, 2008 at the age of 74. Born in London, Ontario, son of the late Frank and Winnifred SILLETT (née GORRINGE.) Beloved husband and best friend of 53 years of Mildred (Millie) SILLETT (née MONSEN.) Loving and devoted father of Karen and Stephen ANDARI of Chatham, and Cherished Grandpa of Joshua. Loved dearly as a friend and "father" by Neil and Sue WOODS and Carolynn and Ken GREGORY of Chatham. Special Grandpa to Elyse GREGORY and Sarah and David WOODS. Dearly loved brother-in-law of Mary KERR of Belleville, and David and Mary Ann MONSEN of Edmonton, and Uncle of Stephanie and Pamela MONSEN. Will be sadly missed like a brother by Bill and Anna LAMB, and many other dear Friends and family. Frank was retired from Chatham Coach Lines where he worked as a Charter Sales Consultant. He enjoyed many years of camping with the Kentario Kampers. His greatest joy in life was spending time at the lake surrounded by his family and Friends. Friends and family will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday April 24, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Morpeth Cemetery. Donations to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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LAMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-02 published
FENDERT, May
At Parkwood Hospital our dear, loving mother, May FENDERT " Lamb" left us on Friday, May 1, 2008 in her 74th year. Predeceased by her husband Karl FENDERT. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Heidi and her husband Rob EASTWOOD and son Neil and his wife Sandy FENDERT and her grandchildren Candace, Justin, Karl and Samantha. Survived by a brother Ralph LAMB of London. Predeceased by her brothers Cragie and John (Ian) of Scotland and one sister Rena YOUNG of London and survived by many nieces, nephews and dear Friends. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Sunday 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment of ashes Pond Mills Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to May

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LAMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
MARTIN, Jeanette V.
Peacefully, on May 3, 2008 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital in her 71st year, Jeanette V. MARTIN passed on. Jeanette was cherished mother to Karen BAUMAN/BOWMAN and Rick, Donna PERRIE and husband Mike and Douglas LAMB. She was loving Nana to Scot, Trevor and Alysa. She will be greatly missed by her special friend John FARRELL and her sister Helen WELSH of Virginia, U.S.A. as well as her large family in Scotland and her many Canadian Friends and family. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Tuesday, May 6 from 7-9 p.m. where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 7 at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jeanette.

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LAMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-24 published
KRITER, Jacqueline Olive (née WELDON)
Peacefully, at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, we sadly announce the passing of Jacqueline Olive KRITER née WELDON formerly of Rodney in her 81st year on Friday, May 23rd, 2008. Beloved wife of David Howard KRITER and precious mother to John (Gail) GIFFELS of R.R.#2 Petrolia (Marthaville,) Judy TOMSONS of Glencoe, Robert J. GIFFELS of Glencoe, Brenda (John David) MacTAVISH of R.R.#2 Glencoe, David B. KRITER of Houston, Texas, and Stephen (Frances) KRITER of Tampa Bay, Florida. Predeceased by her daughter (Leigh-Ellen,) daughter-in-law Deborah KRITER, sister Jennie LAMB, mother Olive Weldon KERR and father John Wesley WELDON. Jacqueline leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Sunday, May 25th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. Rev. Brenda McMAIN officiating. An Eastern Star service will be conducted under the auspices of Adah Chapter #226 on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association, Grand Benevolent Order of the Eastern Star Canada Inc. or Calvary United Church Organ Fund would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). For more information about Jacqueline or to leave online condolences, please visit www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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LAMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-29 published
TOPE, Catherine Elizabeth (née FILES)
Of Chatham passed away peacefully with family at her side Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at Meadow Park Nursing Home. Born in Chatham, 93 years ago, daughter of the late Robert F. FILES and Jennie E. (LAMB.) Beloved wife of the late Harry P. TOPE (1991.) Dear mother of Ray and wife Eleanor, Bob and wife Cheryl, Hugh and wife Marilyn and Jim and wife Shirley. Sadly missed by grandchildren Diane (Kevin), Susan (Steve), Lisa (Randy), Brian (Amanda), Derek (Candace), Jeffery (Noreen), Sarah (Mitch), Laura (Bob), Kevin, Kimberly. Loving Noni to Madison, Lauren, Dylan, Jacquelyn, Dawson, Emma, Addison, Victoria Catherine and grandbaby due in November. Fond sister of Margaret LUMLEY, Rev. James and wife Angela FILES, a sister-in-law Elsie AITKEN. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by three brothers Frank, Robert and Hugh FILES and a brother-in-law Douglas TOPE (Marie.) Friends will be received at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue, Chatham (519-352-2390) for visitation on Friday, May 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by cremation. Interment of the ashes later at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Contributions to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.bowmanfh.ca

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LAMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
FOREMAN, Marion Marie (DAVEY)
At the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, Marion Marie (DAVEY) FOREMAN of Wallacetown in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Mervyn FOREMAN (1999.) Dear mother of Sam FOREMAN of Wallacetown, Laurine FOREMAN and Dan NEILL of Amherstburg. Loving grandmother of Angela and John, Dean and Jess, Myha, Andrew and great-grandmother of Liam and Gabriel. Dear sister of Gladys GRAHAM of Dutton, Phyllis and Charlie McDONALD of Wallacetown. Predeceased by a brother Bob DAVEY and a sister Florence LAMB. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery, Saint Thomas. Donations to the Daffodil Auxiliary-Cancer would be appreciated. Email condolences at arnfuneralhome2@bellnet.ca

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LAMB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
FARQUHAR, Alexander James
Alexander James FARQUHAR, native of Brooklyn, Hants County, son of the late Judge Hiram Smith FARQUHAR and Eva Mary DIMOCK, died at home in Halifax on Sunday, March 9, 2008, in his 82nd year. Married for 57 years, he leaves his beloved wife Glennis, brother Hugh (Claudette DERDAELE,) children Alec (Kathleen McDONNELL,) James (Liliane SAYEGH,) Sarah (Randy SUTHERLAND,) Megan (David GRAVES), Donald (Kathryn MYERS), Anaya (Donald CARRIER) and Katherine (Robert LALONDE,) thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and Friends. After first pursuing postgraduate study in physical education at Springfield College, Massachusetts, Alex felt and responded to a call to the ministry, enrolling at Pine Hill Divinity Hall, Halifax, Nova Scotia. While serving on a student mission field in rural Saskatchewan, he met Glennis LAMB, of Wawota, Saskatchewan, and they were subsequently married in 1950. After ordination in the United Church of Canada in 1951, Alex was called to a succession of pastorates in Nova Scotia (Lockeport, Baddeck, Sydney River, and St. Matthew's, Halifax), Ontario (First-St. Andrew's, London) and Quebec (St. Andrew's-Dominion Douglas, Westmount), before bringing his ministry to a close at Zion United Church, Liverpool, Nova Scotia in 1991. As a pastor, Alex was deeply devoted to his parishioners, serving them faithfully and with a profound sense of privilege. The words of Psalm 16: 6 held for him a special significance: 'The lines have fallen unto me in pleasant places yea, I have a goodly heritage'. Known and respected widely for his insightful and scholarly sermons - some of which were included in such published collections as 'Outstanding Sermons from Canadian Pulpits' (Evergreen Press, 1966) - Alex was invited on many occasions to preach at churches across North America and to address various conferences, student convocations and other assemblies. He also represented the United Church in international events pertaining to the Reformed Wing of the World Church, including the 1961 Kirchentag in Berlin, the 1962 Japan Evangelism Project of the U.S. National Council of Churches, and the 1970 dedication of the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. As a member of the United Church Committee on Christian Faith, in 1968 Alex helped to craft the United Church Creed, and as a member of the Committee on Church Union in the 1970's, he participated in conversations then being held between the United Church and the Church of England. During the 1980's, Alex served as President of the Montreal InterFaith Task Force on the Liberation of Soviet Jewry and in recognition of his leadership in this cause, he was presented with an Award of Merit at the 1992 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Jewish Congress. In 2005, Alex was named Pine Hill's distinguished alumnus of the year. Throughout his life, Alex was passionate about sports and during his early years, he was an outstanding varsity athlete who excelled at track, basketball and football. He was named captain of Dalhousie University's football team in 1945. His summers in youth were occupied with baseball, as he played with the Halifax Saint Mary's softball and baseball teams (provincial runner-ups) and later with teams in Pictou, Lockeport, Shelburne, Nova Scotia and Lampman, Saskatchewan. Alex coached the Lockeport High School girls' basketball team to two Nova Scotia championships in the early 1950's, and concluded his own athletic career in 1958 as a member of the Cape Breton All Stars Maritime Basketball Champions. A funeral service will be held in Edgewood-Oxford United Church, 3055 Connaught Ave., Halifax, on Saturday, March 15, 2008, 10 a.m., followed by a reception at the Atlantic Funeral Homes. A brief committal service will be held in Newport United Church, Brooklyn, Hants Co. the same afternoon at 3 p.m., prior to interment at the Riverview Haven cemetery. Any who are moved to honour Alex's memory with a gift are gratefully encouraged to consider a contribution in his name to the church or charity of their choice, or to Dalhousie University (the Hiram and Eva Farquhar Bursary for students in the School of Social Work, or the Doctor James W. Reid Lectureship in Medical Humanities). The family extends a heartfelt thanks to all who participated in Alex's care. On-line condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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LAMB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-10 published
BOXER, Nancy Isabel (née BAKER)
On May 8th, 2008, her 88th birthday, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully, at home. Nancy, treasured wife of Dick, for 64 rich and wonderful years, beloved mother and mother-in-law of Richard and Joan BOXER, Shelagh and Christopher TAILOR/TAYLOR and Jeffrey BOXER and Nancy FLANDERS. Adored grandmother of Sarah, John and Todd BOXER, and Ryan, Patrick and Jeffrey TAILOR/TAYLOR. Cherished sister of Gina LAMB (Reverend Bill LAMB) and predeceased by her sister Kathleen WOODS and her brother Graham BAKER. In addition, Nancy will be missed by her companion Mila VILLOTE, who provided her compassion, help and love during the last six years. Born in 1920, in Toronto, Nancy attended Bishop Strachan School, Cheltenham Ladies College (United Kingdom) and the University of Toronto (Pi Phi), where she majored in child studies. She taught briefly before joining the navy (Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service) and served on the east coast until the war ended and she returned home to Toronto. An example for all, Nancy lived life to the fullest. Warm, gracious, informed -- she always had a kind word to say about everyone. Thoughtful, charitable, forgiving -- she was a devout Christian as her church and faith played an important role in her life. Nancy always devoted her life to her family and Friends. For her efforts in supporting her community including the Garden Club of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto Hunt, the Order of St. Lazarus, and many other organizations, she was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for public service in 1977. A private family service and interment will be held at Saint Paul's Church and the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A memorial service to celebrate Nancy's life will be announced in this paper later. For those wishing to honour Nancy's life in a material way, donations to Evangelical Medical Aid Society, Box 820, Station Main, Stouffville, Ontario L4A 7Z9, would be appreciated.
'The smile of our dear Nancy will be missed in her person, but her memory will live in our hearts until we meet again'

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LAMB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-24 published
MORLEY, Nancy Patricia (née LAMB)
It is with sadness the family announces that Nancy passed away in her 86th year on May 12, 2008 following a long and courageous battle with heart disease. Adored wife of Paul, loving mother of Trish, Vicki and Cath, caring "nannie" to Alex, Paul, Josh, Caitlin, Graham and Matthew, "great nannie" to Angus, Sage and Jonas and dear sister to Norah. Nancy graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto, in 1943 and enjoyed 24 years of library work at York University while continuing to support Paul, rector at St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole. She spent her happiest years in retirement with family and Friends on Lake Kawagama, in Dorset, Ontario. "Mum was still mothering us all to the very end". Cremation has taken place and a memorial celebration of her life will be held on Saturday June 7 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora, Ontario L4G 1R3. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy's memory can be made to Heart and Stroke, or to The Arthritis Society.

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LAMB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-07 published
GOULD, Grant Allenby, M.D.
(March 12, 1918-April 24, 2008)
In Newport Beach, California. Born in Uxbridge, Ontario to Thomas and Alma GOULD and predeceased by siblings Thomas Bruce, Winnifred (Mac) CANNINGTON, Russell Herbert (Florence) and nephew Glenn. Survived by his loving companion, Anne McKNIGHT and family; children, Marilyn Anne (MORTIMER- LAMB), Sheila Arlene, Grant Anthony (Dianna) grandchildren Geoffrey, Stephanie, Jaimie, Kimberley and Sasha sister-in-law Eileen GOULD- BAILEY of Uxbridge, nephew Doctor Tom JOHNSON and family of Lindsay, Ontario, niece Mary Jane PRESTON and family of Port Hope, Ontario. Also survived by Gia DESILVA, his assistant, devoted friend and caregiver in his final days, and dear Ed O'SULLIVAN, thank you. Dad graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and interned at the Ottawa Civic Hospital before joining the Royal Canadian Navy in World War 2 where he met and married Sheila NEIL, R.N. Upon residency at the Halifax Naval Hospital, Nova Scotia, he was posted overseas, serving on the HMCS Regina. In the Normandy invasion, his ship was torpedoed while rescuing survivors in the English Channel. Blown off the bridge and with a crushed chest he performed heroic surgical and medical care of the crew for which he was decorated by King George VI. Brilliant physician and general surgeon, accomplished pianist, small-aircraft pilot, magician, honorary member Newport Beach Tennis Club, mechanic to his 2-door. '70 Cadillac DeVille convertible, craftsman and devoted animal lover, to name a few of his many talents and loves. A tremendous intellect and unique human being, you will be greatly missed, Dad. God Bless you. Donations may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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LAMB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
MacDONALD, Grace Jean (LAMB)
(February 15, 1927-July 7, 1988)
In loving memory of our dear mother, from her children Susan, Barbara, Ross and Virginia. Suddenly, twenty years ago.
Twenty years it's taken, for us to be able to say How hard it was to lose you, and how much you are missed every day.
Lovingly remembered for your laughter, sweet gentle nature, kindness to all creatures great and small, and complete lack of culinary expertise.
We send you JethaRoses, with love.'

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LAMB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-09 published
LAMB, M. Jean (née DRYDEN)
Peacefully at The Village of Tansley Woods, Burlington, on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Thomas LAMB of Burlington. Loving mother of Clare LAMB and her husband Hans KUNOV of Toronto and Jane LAMB and her husband Guillaume BISSONNETTE of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Julien and Michael. Predeceased by her brother Bill DRYDEN. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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LAMB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-10 published
LAMB, M. Jean (née DRYDEN)
Peacefully at The Village of Tansley Woods, Burlington, on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Thomas LAMB of Burlington. Loving mother of Clare LAMB and her husband Hans KUNOV of Toronto and Jane LAMB and her husband Guillaume BISSONNETTE of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Julien and Michael. Predeceased by her brother Bill DRYDEN. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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LAMB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-19 published
MORLEY, Rev. E. Paul
It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Paul in his 86th year on July 17, 2008 following a long battle with cancer and cardiovascular disease. son of the late Rev. Edward and Edna (NOBLE,) adored husband of the late Nancy (née LAMB,) loving father to Trish, Vicki and Cathy, proud 'grandpaul' to Alex, Paul, Josh, Caitlin, Graham, and Matthew and great "grandpaul" to Angus, Sage and Jonas. Member of the class of '41 Ridley College, Lieut. (R.C.N.V.R. '43-'44), founding Priest (1962) and first Rector of St. Matthew Apostle, Oriole, Willowdale (1964-89) and former Padre of H.M.C.S. "York" Toronto. Dad spent many wonderful retirement years fishing the waters of Lake Kawagama, caring for his home and garden and enjoying his many Friends in the Dorset community. A service celebrating his life will be held on Monday July 28, 2008 at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria St. Aurora, Ontario L4G 1R3. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stoke Foundation.

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LAMB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-23 published
GOUGH, Shirley Eileen
Passed away at Saint Michael's Hospital on July 20, 2008. Wife of late Wendall Harrison GOUGH. Survived by her three children Louise, Robyn and Stephen and her grandchildren Kathryn, Spencer and Leland LAMB. Born in Montreal in 1933 and married in 1957. Shirley earned a nursing degree and was President of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Lion's Club in St. Burno, Quebec. She raised a family and was an active member of her community and will be remembered by her family and Friends. Friends will be received at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. on Monday, July 28th from 12 p.m. followed by the service at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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LAMBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-24 published
LAMBERT, Marjorie Doreen (NORRIS)
At the Southampton Care Centre on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008, at the age of 83 years, the former Marjorie NORRIS of Port Elgin. Former wife and good friend of Jack LAMBERT of Port Elgin. Mother of Douglas and his wife Judy of London, and Jerry and his wife Tracy of Port Elgin. Grandma to Michael, Brent, and Chad Lambert. Sister of Bruce NORRIS and his wife Helen of Toronto, and sister-in-law of Margaret NORRIS. She is predeceased by her brother Bill NORRIS. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2: 00 to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25th, 2008. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday at 3: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Margaret GREENHOW officiating. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Southampton Care Centre Resident's Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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LAMBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-27 published
LAMBERT, Cyril V.
Peacefully, and surrounded by his loving family at the Woodstock General Hospital on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Cyril V. LAMBERT of Diefenbaker Drive, Woodstock in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of 46 years to Jane S. LAMBERT (née COETZEE.) Dear father of Jeremy and his wife Kimberly, Robin and his wife Sarah all of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Schyler, Teagan and Keira Jane. Dear brother of Ernest LAMBERT and his wife Carol of Brampton, Maurice LAMBERT and his wife Violet, Raymond LAMBERT and Judy MULDER all of Capetown, South Africa. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and in-laws in Capetown, South Africa. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Mary LAMBERT, sister Constance FESTER and brother Leslie LAMBERT. Cyril was a member of the O.C.N.V.A., Craigtown Golf and Country Club and a former member of the Woodstock Cricket Club. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1023 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Victor KRUEGER- KISCHAK officiating. Interment later in the spring at the Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the London Health Sciences Centre, Canadian Cancer Society or the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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LAMBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
McGILL, Helen Jane (LAMBERT)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday May 17th, 2008. Helen Jane McGILL (LAMBERT) of Watford in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Ross "Jiggs" McGILL (1987.) Survived by sister Gloria CALVERT of Peterborough and brother Max LAMBERT of Bobcaygeon and predeceased by sister Daisy CLYSDALE and brother Jack LAMBERT. Survived by sisters-in-law Jean EDWARDS of Watford and Helen COOK of Sarnia. Predeceased by sisters-in-law Esther KELLY (Grant), Vera McEWEN and Clara BEER. Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Helen was an avid baseball and hockey fan and also loved to play a good game of Euchre. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 with Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 2 p.m. Pastor Fred DARKE officiating. Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations and Condolences may be left online at www.harperfuneralhome.ca.

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LAMBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
LAPOINTE, Rene Joseph
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of 62 years of Lauretta. Dear father of Bruce LAPOINTE and his wife Chris, Sarnia, Leona LAPOINTE, Sarnia, Keith LAPOINTE and Helen BRUCE, London, Karen and her husband Don JORDAN, Surrey, British Columbia and Henry LAPOINTE and his wife Jill, London. Loving grandfather of Steven, Jennifer, Jeff and Dawn LAPOINTE, David and Katie JORDAN, and Michael, Danielle and Thomas LAPOINTE. Great-grandfather of Ryan, Matthew and Kirsten LAPOINTE, and Emma and Zachary KILLINGSWORTH. Brother of Napoleon LAPOINTE and his wife Rita, Sarnia. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Mary DEGRADY, Victor LAPOINTE, Emil LAPOINTE, Lucille SAINT_GERMAIN, Conrad LALONDE, Colombe GAUTHIER and Rhea LAMBERT. Rene was a veteran of World War 2 serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union Local 1256. A special heartfelt thank-you to all the "Angels" at Meadowview who looked after dad and continue to do so for mom. Visitation will be held at the Mckenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina Street, Sarnia, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Len DESJARDINS at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer's Society, 1121 Wellington Street, Sarnia, N7S 6J7 or to Lambton Meadowview Villa, R.R.#4, Petrolia, N0N 1R0. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com.

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LAMBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-03 published
Champion of culture in Canada 'epitomized the values of the NAC'
Third-generation member of famous newspaper family grew up in a lifestyle of privilege and chose the diplomatic corps over journalism. Later, he helped launch the National Arts Centre and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Passionate, romantic, a lover of culture, the high arts and beautiful women, Hamilton SOUTHAM was in many ways an 18th-century gentleman, given to quoting poetry, rereading the classic works of literature and history, attending opera, ballet and theatrical performances, and collecting paintings by modern masters. Until the end of his days, he expressed his faith in the ultimate meaning of life by quoting these lines from Milton's Samson Agonistes: "All is best, though we oft doubt, /What th' unsearchable dispose/Of highest wisdom brings about, / and ever best found in the close."/
Born into the third generation of the Southam newspaper dynasty, he grew up in a gilded world of wealth and privilege, in which winters were spent in Florida and summers in Europe and the family enclave at Big Rideau Lake near Ottawa. Fighting for his country for six years in the Second World War stiffened the public-service component of his complicated character. After working in journalism, he turned his back on the family business and opted for diplomacy in its Pearsonian heyday, serving as ambassador to Poland, among other postings. But it was his lengthy tenure in the trenches of the cultural, linguistic and nationalistic battlefields that forged his legacy as the builder and founding general director of the National Arts Centre, a visionary fundraiser and force behind the Canadian War Museum, the Canadian Battle of Normandy Foundation and the Valiants Memorial and an active contributor to many other cultural institutions.
How fitting that such a Canadian giant should die on Canada Day, said Peter Herrndorf, president of the National Arts Centre, describing Mr. SOUTHAM as a man of exquisite taste with a single-minded devotion to the arts and an incredible capacity for Friendship. "He had been for many years, well before I came here, one of my heroes and he stayed a hero though my professional life. Never did I imagine that I would not only build on Hamilton's legacy at the National Arts Centre, but also become his friend," said Mr. Herrndorf. "He became like a second dad to me, both in personal terms and very much in professional terms - and in typical dad terms, he was both wonderful in his support and tough when I wasn't living up to what he expected. It's a big loss because he epitomized the values of the National Arts Centre."
Gordon Hamilton SOUTHAM was born in December, 1916, and named after an uncle who had been killed two months earlier at the Battle of the Somme. His family called him Hamilton because he had an older cousin, Gordon, who lived next door, in what amounted to a family enclave in the elite Rockliffe Park area of Ottawa. His parents' house, called Lindenelm, later became the Spanish embassy.
Hamilton's father, Wilson SOUTHAM, the oldest of six sons of William SOUTHAM (1843-1932,) the proprietor of The Hamilton Spectator and founder of the Southam newspaper empire, was the publisher of the Ottawa Citizen. Hamilton's mother, Henrietta CARGILL, was the daughter of Conservative politician Henry CARGILL, who died after collapsing on the floor of the House of Commons.
The youngest of his parents' six children, Hamilton went to Elmwood School and then Ashbury College, the private boy's school in Ottawa. In those days, French was taught as though it were a dead language, so it was years before he became bilingual. But the school did nurture his love for Latin, the classics, and poetry, which he delighted in declaiming until the end of his life. He also played Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice, "lightly with exactly the right touch of flippancy," according to drama critic Ted Devlin.
After doing summer-school classes at Glebe and Lisgar Collegiates, he entered Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1934. He graduated with a degree in history in 1939, having taken a year out, halfway through, recovering from a serious car crash that left him with a crooked smile - a rugged distinction in a classically handsome face. After U of T, he sailed to England intending to do a master's degree in modern history at Christ Church College, Oxford. Almost as soon as he arrived, Britain declared war on Germany and he enlisted in the British Army as an officer cadet in the Royal Artillery.
Simultaneously, he renewed his Friendship with Jacqueline LAMBERT- DAVID, the daughter of a sculptor from a land-owning French family. They had met in Canada that summer through family Friends. When the hostilities commenced, she managed to make her way back to London by ship from New York because the United States was still neutral. They married in London on April 15, 1940, while he was in training. (They eventually had four children and were divorced in the late 1960s; she died in 1998.) A month after the wedding, he received his commission as a lieutenant.
Meanwhile, the 40th battery of the Canadian Field Artillery (in which his uncle and namesake, Gordon SOUTHAM, had served) had mobilized for active service under Frank Keen, assistant editor of the Hamilton Spectator, as the 11th Army Field Regiment, 40th Battalion of Hamilton. As soon as the battalion arrived in England, Lt. SOUTHAM applied for a transfer from the British Army so that he could serve with the Canadian Forces. By the autumn of 1943, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, which was heavily engaged in Italy, urgently needed replacements. He volunteered to join the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. He fought in the battle of Ortona in December, 1943, and the final battle of Monte Cassino from April to May, 1944, and was part of the advance of the Canadian Army up through Italy and later from Marseilles northward in France. He was mentioned in dispatches for "gallant and distinguished services" and demobilized with the rank of captain.
After the war, he worked briefly for The Times of London before returning to Canada and an uneasy job as an editorial writer for the Citizen in 1946. "I couldn't write quickly enough," he said in an interview at his home in Rockliffe in 2004. "My editor would give me a subject - 500 words on such and such a subject by 3 o'clock. My instinct was to go to the parliamentary library for a week and then come back with the 500 words," he said. "I was wretched." He went to his uncle Harry SOUTHAM, then publisher of the Citizen, and said, "I can't manage to do this, so I am going to External Affairs."
He wrote the examinations and joined the department in 1948 under Lester Pearson at a time when Canada "had a role to play" and when being part of the foreign service was "riding the crest of a wave, as far as I was concerned." It was "a wonderful time," Mr. SOUTHAM said, his eyes flashing under his expressive beetle brows. "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven!" he said, quoting Wordsworth.
In 1949, Mr. SOUTHAM (and his family, which now included a second son, Christopher, who is now called Abdul) was posted to Stockholm as third secretary under ambassador Tommy Stone. After nearly four years, they returned to Ottawa before being posted to Warsaw as chargé d'affaires in March, 1959. By then, the Southams had two more children, Jennifer and Michael. This posting was one of the highlights of Mr. SOUTHAM's diplomatic career because he solved the "Polish Treasures" problem.
After Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, the curator of Krakow removed a number of treasures from Wawel Castle, including tapestries and the sword of state. Following a circuitous route, they ended up in museum warehouses in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. After the war, Poland, then behind the Iron Curtain, requested the return of its state treasures. That was fine with the Canadian federal government, but not with Maurice Duplessis, then premier of Quebec. He refused to hand anything over to a Communist government. Amid the diplomatic fracas, "we never sent an ambassador there and they never sent an ambassador here," Mr. SOUTHAM explained.
Mr. Duplessis died in office in September, 1959, and was succeeded by Paul Sauvé, "a more rational man" who agreed to ship the treasures back, causing Poland and Canada "to unfreeze their governments and to exchange ambassadors." And so, Mr. SOUTHAM's grateful government promoted him "sur place" to the rank of ambassador in April, 1960.
In 1962, the Southams returned to Ottawa, where he was appointed head of the information division at External Affairs. He was at work one day when he received a visit from Faye Loeb of the IGA grocery chain. She wanted him to help spearhead a citizens' move to build a performing arts centre in Ottawa. Rashly, he promised to find an appropriate candidate and, if necessary, to take charge himself.
"Time ran out and Faye came back," is the way he described his assumption of the leadership of the National Capital Arts Alliance in 1963. At its height, the alliance included about 60 arts organizations in Ottawa. They raised enough money (about $7,000) to commission a feasibility study, which recommended both the building of a performing arts centre and the holding of an annual national festival in Ottawa. In 1964, Mr. SOUTHAM took the completed study (with its projected costs of $9-million) to his old boss Mr. Pearson, by this point prime minister, and persuaded him that the proposed building would be an ideal centennial project for the federal government.
"He thought about it for a month and then came back and said, 'We'll do it,' Mr. SOUTHAM said. "After that, it was his project and he never gave up on it." The prime minister arranged for Mr. SOUTHAM to be lent from External Affairs to Secretary of State, which appointed him co-ordinator of the National Arts Centre in February, 1964.
The decision about the architect for the new facility was left up to Mr. SOUTHAM. He recommended Fred LEBENSOLD, who had already built the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, had won the competition for Confederation Centre in Charlottetown, and would later build Place des Arts in Montreal. Mr. LEBENSOLD did a quick estimate of $16-million and signed on as architect. Mr. SOUTHAM was appointed inaugural director of the National Arts Centre in 1967 and oversaw the construction of Mr. LEBENSOLD's hexagonal buildings on 2.6 hectares on the banks of the Rideau River, defending vociferous criticism along the way as the costs spiralled to a final tally of more than $46-million. (By this time, Mr. SOUTHAM's first marriage had disintegrated. He married Gro MORTENSON of Oslo in 1968, with whom he had two children, Henrietta and Gordon. He and his second wife were divorced in the late 1970s, but as with all of Mr. SOUTHAM's wives, she remained on affectionate terms with him.)
The multifaceted performance centre, with three halls including the country's first professional opera house, two restaurants, two theatre companies and its own touring symphony orchestra, opened in June of 1969 with the National Ballet of Canada performing two commissioned ballets - The Queen by Grant Strate to music by Louis Applebaum, and Kraanerg by Roland Petit to music by Iannis Xenakis. The following night, when the ballet danced John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, something went wrong with the technology in the orchestra pit. Conductor George Crum and some of his musicians slowly ascended above stage level, leading Mr. Crum to say later that it was "the only time I ever looked down on Celia Franca," who was performing as Lady Capulet. After two terms as director-general, Mr. SOUTHAM stepped down in March of 1977.
Less than a year later, after a short respite spent sailing his yacht, Mr. SOUTHAM was persuaded by secretary of state John Roberts to become chair of Festival Canada and take charge of the national celebrations on Canada Day. He was paid a dollar a year and required to appear before a Commons committee to answer questions about his mandate and budget. When some members criticized the fluently bilingual Mr. SOUTHAM for preparing a report in English - he said later that he hadn't had time to have it translated - he sent a letter resigning from his post in French to the minister. It was rejected and Mr. SOUTHAM oversaw celebrations in hundreds of communities across the country and a blow-out televised extravaganza on Parliament Hill on the theme "You and Me - Le Canada, C'est Toi et Moi." In the 1980s, Mr. SOUTHAM was a partner in Lively Arts Market Builders, a scheme to create a television channel devoted to producing and broadcasting plays, concerts, films and programs on the arts. The group received a cable television licence and launched the pay-television C Channel in January, 1983. But it failed to attract subscribers and went into receivership six months later. Rogers Cablesystems Inc. bought its pay-television licence that December for $12,500.
(The following year, Mr. SOUTHAM married for the third and final time. Marion TANTON, a French woman he had known and loved for many years, was the wife of the late Pierre CHARPENTIER, a former Canadian ambassador, and the mother of his three children. She died of cancer in May, 2005.)
In January, 1985, prime minister Brian Mulroney appointed Mr. SOUTHAM chair of the Official Residences Council, a civilian oversight group he had established amidst mounting criticism of the cost of maintaining official residences. Mr. SOUTHAM's tenure was not an easy one; there were political brawls about work done on the speaker's house in Kingsmere; on Stornoway, the residence of the opposition leader; and on both official prime ministerial residences.
His beloved National Arts Centre went through a long period of turmoil beginning in the mid-1980s, involving funding crises, a revolving series of chairs and artistic directors and a strike by the National Arts Centre orchestra, before it began to stabilize more than a decade later with the appointment in the late 1990s of David Leighton as chair of the board and Mr. Herrndorf as president and chief executive - thanks in no small part to Mr. SOUTHAM's behind-the-scenes lobbying. Early in 2000, during Mr. Herrndorf's tenure, a grateful National Arts Centre renamed its opera auditorium Southam Hall in his honour and threw a lavish party for him on his 90th birthday.
After attending the rededication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on September 17, 1999, Mr. SOUTHAM met some Friends for lunch at the Rideau Club. He had been "moved" by the ceremony and by governor-general Adrienne Clarkson's "wonderful" speech, and he began thinking that the fallen soldier "should have some company on Confederation Square," rather like the "great cloud of witnesses," described by St. Paul in his epistles. Those lunchtime musings led to his final public campaign, which was realized seven years later when Governor-General Michaëlle Jean unveiled the $1.1-million Valiants Memorial. He considered the Valiants his second great project after the National Arts Centre. "Parliament Hill is full of statues of prime ministers and politicians, some of them good, some of them not good. But in Ottawa, there shouldn't just be statues of politicians," he said. "It is the capital of the country and there should be statues of the men and women who have made this country."
Aside from building monuments to others, Mr. SOUTHAM enjoyed sitting in the study of his Ottawa home, a well-proportioned, light-filled room lined with bookcases, rereading the complete works of Anthony Trollope and "contemplating three generations of reading." He had his grandfather's books on the top shelf, his father's Everyman editions on the second and his own books on the third shelf. As well, he was examining his own soul. "I have lived my life, and that which I have done may God himself make pure," he said. "I meditate and I don't compare today with yesterday. I have more important comparisons, concerning my inner life, and I have much to think about." He was an Anglican, but he "was thinking the same thoughts" as a Catholic or a Jew or a Muslim. The soul is a more important part of our being than character," he said. "It is essential."
And so he spent his last years in contemplation and in visiting with close Friends and family, enjoying life and engaged with the world around him.
On Canada Day, he was about to go for a drive with his valet when he suddenly felt tired. He lay down for a rest and quietly died.
Gordon Hamilton SOUTHAM was born in Ottawa on December 19, 1916. He died July 1, 2008, at home in Ottawa of complications from cancer. He was 91. He is survived by his second wife, Gro MORTENSON, his six children and his extended family. A private family funeral is planned followed by a memorial service at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Ottawa, later in July.

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SOUTHAM, Gordon Hamilton
Hamilton SOUTHAM died peacefully at home on Tuesday July 1st at the age of 91. He was born in Ottawa on December 19th, 1916, the youngest child of Wilson Mills SOUTHAM and Henrietta Alberta CARGILL. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in history in 1939, he abandoned his graduate studies at Christ Church College, Oxford in order to join the war effort and enrolled in the British Army as an officer cadet in the Royal Artillery winning his commission in 1940. That same year, when the Canadian Army reached Britain, he transferred to the Canadian 11th Army Field Regiment, 40th Battalion of Hamilton (in which his uncle and namesake, Gordon Hamilton, had served until he was killed in action at the battle of the Somme in 1916). In 1943, responding to an urgent call for replacements at the front, he volunteered to join the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Italy. He saw action at the battle of Ortona as well as the final battle of Monte Cassino and was mentioned in dispatches.
After the war he worked at the Times of London and the Ottawa Citizen before joining the Department of External Affairs in 1948. He was posted to Sweden from 1949 to 1953, and in 1959, was posted to Poland, where he served first as chargé d'affaires and later as ambassador. On his return to Ottawa in 1962 he was appointed head of the information division of External Affairs. In 1963 he assumed the leadership of the National Capital Arts Alliance, a grouping of some 60 arts organizations in Ottawa pressing for the building of a national performing arts centre. A feasibility study was commissioned and the Pearson government was persuaded to adopt the project in celebration of Canada's centennial. He was appointed co-ordinator of the National Arts Centre, in February, 1964 with the task of overseeing the construction and planning the programmes and activities of the new institution. After the National Arts Centre's opening, in 1969, he served two terms as director-general before stepping down in 1977.
Of particular note among his many activities since his retirement from the National Arts Centre are his founding and presidency of the Canadian Mediterranean Institute from 1980 to 1986 and a variety of initiatives aimed at raising public consciousness of the importance of the military in Canadian history. He was a founder of the Battle of Normandy Foundation, 1992, one of the main initiators of the new War Museum, inaugurated in 2005 and the founder and president of the Valiants Foundation, responsible for the erection of the Valiants Memorial on Confederation square, in Ottawa, inaugurated by Governor-General Michaëlle Jean in He married Jacqueline LAMBERT- DAVID in 1940 and they had four children, Peter, Abdul, Jennifer and Michael. In 1969, he married Gro MORTENSEN, and they had two children, Henrietta and Gordon. In 1981 he married Marion TANTOT, mother of Frederic, Manon and Virginie. He shared with Marion his retirement years in Grignan, France, and Ottawa. Marion died in 2005. He will be sadly missed by Gro Mortensen SOUTHAM, his children, his ten grandchildren, and his extended family and Friends. A private family funeral was held on Friday and a memorial service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church 125 Mackay Street, Ottawa, on Sunday July 20th at 1 p.m.
If desired, donations can be made in his memory to the National Youth and Education Trust at the National Arts Center P.O. Box 1534, Stn B, Ottawa Ontario K1P 5W1.

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