MUNCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
JOCIUS, Gintarius " Ginty" Frank (1946-2008)
Gintarius (Ginty) Frank JOCIUS lost his two-year battle with brain cancer on January 2, 2008. Ginty passed away at home, surrounded by family and hospice care. Born in post-war Germany on August 15, 1946 of Lithuanian parents who had fled their Baltic homeland in 1944, Ginty's family immigrated to Canada in 1949, settling in Rodney, Ontario where they eventually started greenhouse and tobacco farming near the shores of Lake Erie. Ginty is predeceased by his father, Frank, and his brother, Ronald. He is survived by his mother, Martha (née POVILAITIS,) and brother Peter and his family. Ginty graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, in 1970 and married Lorie MUNCE of Leamington, Ontario that same year. They have three children: Daiva JOCIUS of Calgary, Alberta; Gavin JOCIUS and wife Hannah of Durham, North Carolina; and Jordan JOCIUS and partner Julie BRUIN of Guelph. Ginty's passion was always agriculture. He mentored under George Atkins at C.B.C. Radio Noon and then served as Executive Assistant for two Ontario Ministers of Agriculture and Food, the late William A. Stewart and the late William Newman. After leaving the Ministry in 1978, Ginty worked in the cattle industry, helping to launch the first-ever video auction, the Ontario Beef Exchange. In 1982, he established his own marketing/communications firm, Ginty Jocius and associates, in Guelph, specializing in agricultural products and services across North America. Ginty was always looking for the 'next big idea.' In addition to helping launch Strategic Research Associates now headquartered in at the Research Park in Guelph, he helped initiate the internet company, Agribiz.net, which eventually morphed into Farms.com In 1994, Ginty diversified further into event management by creating Canada's Outdoor Farm Show. Now in its 15th year and held annually in September at Canada's Outdoor Park in Woodstock, Ontario, it is the largest outdoor agricultural tradeshow in Canada. In June of 2004, the Great Canadian Outdoor Expo was created in celebration of Ginty's other passions - family and the great out-of-doors. A self-proclaimed entrepreneur, Ginty was just as deeply committed to 'service above self.' He was a member of the Guelph Rotary Club for almost 25 years, intimately involved in fundraising events such as 'Gift of Wings' and Dream Home projects, and was recently recognized as an Honorary Paul Harris Fellow. In 1995, he was named Agri-Marketer of the Year by the Canadian AgriMarketing Association and Alumnus of Honour by the University of Guelph in 1996. Ginty was a tireless campaigner in the political arenas, at both the federal and local levels. He was past Chair of the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (A.R.I.O.) and the Ontario Agricultural College (O.A.C.) Alumni Foundation; a contributor to the formation of the Enroot Foundation established by the Ontario Institute of Agrologists and a strong supporter of the arts in Guelph. A memorial service celebrating Ginty's life will be held at the River Run Centre at 35 Woolwich Street in Guelph on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations to be made to The Ginty Jocius Journey of Growth Fund at the Ontario Agricultural College/ University of Guelph; the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada; or Hospice Wellington. Details are available at www.outdoorfarmshow.com.

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MUNDAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
MUNDAY, Captain A. Roy
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Thursday, May 1, 2008. Captain A. Roy MUNDAY of Goderich in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Mary (SCHWANZ) MUNDAY. Loving father of Dawn Marie MUNDAY (Paul CARSON), Mary Diane MUNDAY (Keith RAYMOND), Cheryl Anne MUNDAY (Jim WEISS.) Dear grandfather of Mitchell Brandon LASSALINE and Bradley Terrance LASSALINE. Also survived by sister Joan STEVENSON. Predeceased by parents Daisy and Bertram MUNDAY, sister Evelyn CARROLL and brother Jack MUNDAY. Roy was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 2 and continued his sailing career with Upper Lakes Shipping. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 109 will hold a service on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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MUNDAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-27 published
MUNDAY, Richard " Dick"
In loving memory of Richard (Dick) who passed away June 29, 2001. He had a nature you could not help loving And a heart that was purer than gold, And to those who knew and loved him His memory will never grow cold. Always remembered by Ann David and family.

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MUNDEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-04 published
McMAHON, John Arthur
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008. John Arthur McMAHON, of Chatsworth and formerly of London, in his 97th year. Husband of the late Bessie McMAHON (née GRAYSON) and the late Elsie McMAHON. Loving father of Betty MUNDEN, of Chatsworth and Jacqueline REID and her husband, Don, of Terrace Bay. Proud grandfather of thirty-three grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren and twenty great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Agnes McMAHON; his sons, Walter, John and Ronald McMAHON; his brothers, Walter and Maurice McMAHON. A Funeral Service for John McMAHON will be held in the Chapel of the Currie Funeral Home, 239 Garafraxa Street, Chatsworth, Ontario N0H 1G0 (519-794-2631) on Saturday evening, July 5th, 2008 at 8: 00 p.m. with Rev. Melinda CORNFIELD officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, London, Ontario.

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MUNDLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-25 published
SILVERTHORN, Marion (née LONG)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday evening February 22, 2008. Marion SILVERTHORN (née LONG,) the beloved wife of the late Irvin SILVERTHORN. The loving mother of Jack and his late wife Camilla, Eric and his wife Elizabeth, Eldon and his wife Betty-Jean, Elaine and her husband Brian MUNDLE, Brian and his wife Holly, Ivan and Wendy. Dear sister of Osborne, Albert, Arthur, Leon (Mrs. Alvin GUNN) and Kathleen (Mrs. Carl MORRISON.) Loving grandmother of fourteen grandchildren, John, Theresa, Erica, Jason, Steven, Elizabeth-Ann, Scot, Ryan, Craig, Erin, Kristy, Sarah, David and Andrew and great-grandmother of five. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Edgar and two sisters Violet and Cora. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to United Church of Canada Mission and Services or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MUNDO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-23 published
SERY, Geraldine " Gerry"
At her home on Friday February 22, 2008. Gerry SERY (née BRUNER) beloved wife of the late Dick SERY. Loving mother of Paul and his wife Tami, Denise and her husband Ferdinand DEL MUNDO. Loving Nanna of Justine, Alex, and Kira. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Tuesday February 26 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MUNDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-24 published
HIGHFIELD, May (Adelia Estella) (née MUNDY)
A resident of Meadowview Villa of Petrolia, and formerly of Port Lambton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2008 in her 89th year. May is the daughter of Dan and Charlotte BULLOCK) MUNDY. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Nelson HIGHFIELD (2002.) Loving mother of Nelson and Judy HIGHFIELD, Ronald and JoAnn of Sombra, Larry HIGHFIELD and Dawn GRUBEN of Sarnia and Charlotte Anne and Michael PRELL of Millington, Michigan. She will be missed by her 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Annie DRUIETTE, Harold and Edna MUNDY, Lou and Hugh MURPHY and the late Roy, Leo, Ferg, Dan, Lyle and Muriette MUNDY. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Len MYERS at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at McDonald Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to Heart and Stroke or the Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231. Email condolences may be sent to mhighfield@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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MUNDY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
BELL, Grace Leona
Grace died peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Robert. Dear mother of Ruth Evangeline STEVENSON and husband Rodger of Fergus. Loving grandmother of Daryl and Blake. Step-mother of Carol and her husband Don WARD of Lindsay and Harold BELL and his wife Shirley of Etobicoke. Twin sister of Faith MUNDY and her husband Robert of Baden and sister of Victor TROMANS and Dale of Janetville. Friends will be received at Central United Church (220 George St. at Brock), Sarnia on Friday, March 14 from 12: 00 to 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Central United Church at 1: 00 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Gary CARRUTHERS. Reception to follow at the church. Private interment Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 519-344-3131. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Grace Bell in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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MUNICH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-11 published
HILGE, Herbert
Passed away at Lee Manor on Friday, February 8, 2008 at the age of 88. Herbert was the artist at the Grey Heron Restaurant in Owen Sound. Beloved husband of Krista of Francis Lake. Dear father of Edith MUNICH, Gaby MEHAFFEY, Peter HILGE and Ken HILGE. Also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. No service. “Enjoy a beverage in his honour.” Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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MUNK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-15 published
MUNK, Olga
Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Holocaust survivor. Born February 6, 1911, in Temesvar, Austria-Hungary. Died September 19, 2007, in Toronto of heart failure, aged 96.
By Paul MUNK, Page L6
Olly's early years were easy - her father, a successful pharmaceutical importer, provided a magnificent home with servants and drivers. As a young girl she spoke, read and wrote in four languages - Hungarian, German, French and English.
Olly loved to sing in the choir at her synagogue. After completing high school at 16, she and her older sister were sent to a finishing school in Vienna, where Olly developed her love of opera and classical music. Back in Temesvar, she graduated with a teaching degree.
At 22, Olly met and married Simon BRUNNER, a young land-owning aristocrat from neighbouring Hungary. They lived an idyllic existence on a farming estate with a large staff. Four years later their son, John, was born. Then tragedy struck. Simon developed pemphigus, an autoimmune disease, and died. Olly was only 29.
As a widow with a toddler in the shadow of the Second World War, Olly left the farm thinking a move to Budapest would be safer. At 32, she met Louis MUNK, who was divorced and had a child, Peter. In late 1943, Olly and Louis married.
Three months later, Adolf Eichmann and the Gestapo stormed into Budapest: The Jews of Hungary were to be exterminated. Olly and Louis were fortunate and wealthy enough to obtain a train ride with Rezsö Kasztner to escape.
They spent six weeks in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Olly and Louis were required to do manual labour such as housekeeping and cleaning toilets. On the first morning a camp supervisor asked Olly why she had not started working. She explained she'd never done this type of work before and did not know what to do.
The entire family was eventually sent to Switzerland, surviving the Holocaust.
In the spring of 1946 in Zurich, Olly and Louis had a son, Paul. As refugees with limited rights in Switzerland they decided to move to Toronto, where Louis's brother lived.
It was a difficult financial situation. For a few years Olly taught kindergarten. Her main entertainments were listening to the Metropolitan Opera on the radio from New York every Saturday afternoon and visiting with family and Hungarian Friends.
When Olly was 66, she buried her second husband. She became more devout, attending synagogue every Saturday.
She was an incredibly honest and highly moral person - there was only black or white. Her love of Israel was another passion.
Family became paramount - she loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A fourth great-grandchild was born three weeks after she passed away, continuing the circle of life in a new century.
Paul MUNK is Olga's son.

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MUNK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-08 published
MUNK, Hedy J.
On Monday, July 7, 2008 in her 101st year. Hedy MUNK, beloved wife of the late Nicholas MUNK. Dear sister of Sheila and the late David LINDEN and the late Steffie GROSS. Devoted aunt of Peter and Melanie, Paul and Susan, Jean-Pierre GROSS, Ronnie and Martha LINDEN, John and Muriel BRUNNER, John and Daisy MEREY, and the late Eva SPETER, and Bondi KAHAN. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday, July 8th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Hedy MUNK Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3 at 416-780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca

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MUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
STILSON, Daisy
The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness during the recent loss of our mother, Daisy. The many cards and flowers, phone calls, visitations, memorial donations and other acts of kindness were greatly appreciated. We are especially thankful to everyone at Marian Villa who cared for mom and for the compassionate care she received at University Hospital. We would like to add that mom was predeceased by her dear sisters, Florence (Prokos) GRICE and Lillian MUNN and brothers Jack, Arthur, Earl and William WHEATLEY. The Stilson Family.

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MUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
SIMPSON, Donald Reh
Suddenly on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, Donald Reh SIMPSON of Chatham, at the age of 68, passed away at his son's home in Windsor. son of the late Harry (2005) and Adeline (MUNN) (2002) SIMPSON. Predeceased by lifelong friend B. Carson. Dear father of Jeff and his wife Ann of Windsor, Steven of Simcoe, Dawn Marie of Chatham, and James and Dan of Windsor. Grandfather of Lucas, Jordan, Ashley, Alissa and Austin. Loving brother of Margaret Ellen and her husband Glen of Ridgetown. Don was the favourite uncle of Cheryl of London and Kevin of Oshawa. Don will also be missed by his cat, #1 Cody. Don previously owned and operated Century Silos and was a retiree of Canadian Pacific Railroad (2004). The family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Sunday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Alan McINTYRE officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Erie Street United Church, or charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MUNN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
SASSE, Doris Marie (née O'CONNELL)
In her 65th year passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 with her family at her side. Devoted mother of Arlene (Bob) POTVIN, Joanne TRENTON, Patty NETHERCOTT (Randy MIDDLETON), Jeff (Janette VERHEVEN) and Brenda MUNN (Chris GALLAGHER). Loving Nannie to Josh WILSON, Shayna WILSON and Eric POTVIN, Ryan TRENTON, Cara, Greg and Derrick NETHERCOTT and Brad, Reanna, Nathan and Rachel MUNN. Great Nannie to Landen, Jack and Liam. Predeceased by her parents William and Mary O'CONNELL of Brantford and brothers Jim and Bill O'CONNELL. Doris will be sadly missed by her brother Doug O'CONNELL and sister Beverly YOUNG. Forever in the hearts of Bill, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and father-in-law Eugene. Funeral arrangements made by Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy. Visitation Thursday May 22, 1-3 and 7-9 with funeral service on Friday May 23 at 1: 30 p.m. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Doris.

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MUNOZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
ORTIZ, Jose
Peacefully at his residence in London, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, February 17th, 2008, Jose ORTIZ, age 81. Beloved father of Norma MUNOZ and husband Julio and Yolanda FLORES and husband Rafael. Dear brother of Francisco ORTIZ. Also loved by his 4 grandchildren Azaalia CECIBEL and husband Jose, Axel and wife Sarah, Alex and wife Claudia, Oscar, and by his 5 great-grandchildren Kassandra, Antonio, Celeste, Marco Emanuel and Elena. Friends may come to Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London, on Thursday and Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations appreciated to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-30 published
MUNRO, Mary Patricia Fleming
(August 7, 1923-April 26, 2008)
Beloved wife of the late Bill MUNRO, loving mother of son Sandy (Lynn) and daughters Doonie and Janet. Nana will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Kim, Kate, Alex, Geordie, Jason (Katie), Scott and great-grandchildren Ella and Avery. She will be forever remembered for her grace, dignity, and tireless support to her family, Friends and many charitable organizations as well as the joy she received from the sky-blue pink sunsets at her Leith cottage. Mary Pat was a devoted member of Lawrence Park Community Church, longtime supporter of L'Arche Toronto and a steadfast associate of the Junior League of Toronto. She appreciated her time spent with Friends at the Badminton and Racquet Club. Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 2nd at 2: 00 p.m. at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto. Following the service, Friends are invited to a reception at the Badminton and Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Ave. West. Private family interment to be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Owen Sound at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to L'Arche Toronto, 186 Floyd Ave. Toronto M4J 2J1

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MUNRO o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-01-30 published
Reverend Robert K. MUNRO
In loving memory of Reverend Robert K. MUNRO. Born and raised in Billings Township. Passed away in Toronto after a courageous battle with cancer, in the arms of his loving wife Betty, on Friday, January 18, 2008.
Predeceased by his dearest daughter Susan, and his brother David (Jessie) of Billings Township. Survived by his two sons Alec (Lisa) and Ian (Susan) of Toronto, his brother Jim (Phyllis) of Gore Bay and sister Eleanor (Norm) HARRIS of Burlington. Loving grandfather of Connor, Emily, Sarah, Kelly and Katie. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Please go to www.facebook.com and search for "Robert K. MUNRO" and post your special stories or memories of Bob on his "wall."

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MUNRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-24 published
MUNRO, Helen Norine (formerly McBRIDE, née COSENS)
Peacefully surrounded by family at London Health Sciences Centre, on Wednesday March 19th, 2008. Helen Norine MUNRO (COSENS) in her 95th year. Predeceased by husband Clifford McBRIDE (1976.) Loving wife of Bert MUNRO of Grand Wood Park. Predeceased by her brothers Kenneth (1995) and Douglas (1999) COSENS. Cherished mother of Patricia BROADWELL, Woodslee and Joanne WOODS, Wasaga Beach. Loving grandmother of Christopher, Lisa and Nancy. Cremation, no visitation. An interment service will be held in the spring at Greenlawn Cemetery. The family extends thanks to the fifth floor Cardiology Staff for their constant care and concern.

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MUNRO 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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MUNRO 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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MUNRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
MUNRO, Jessie Margaret (SIMPSON)
Peacefully, at the Dearness Home, London on Saturday, April 12, 2008 Jessie Margaret (SIMPSON) MUNRO of London in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) MUNRO (1984.) Dear mother of Eleanor FORBES of London. Dear grandmother of Kathryn and Peter KALINGER of Orleans, Jennifer SIMPSON and her friend Udo KONZOK of Germany and great-grandmother of Rebecca. Dear sister-in-law of Margaret McINTYRE of Innerkip. Predeceased by her sisters Lois BRINTNELL and Grace LEGER, her brother Stewart SIMPSON and her son-in-law Ken FORBES. Cremation has taken place. Interment and a graveside service will be held at Victoria Memorial Gardens, 1185 Highway 3, Windsor (Oldcastle) on Thursday, April 17th at 11: 30 a.m. with the Rev. Bruce POCOCK officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519) 227-4211 entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
MUNRO, Ronald Norman
Died peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, April 19, 2008 at the age of 92. Predeceased by his beloved wife Olga and his brothers Marcel (Constance) and William. Will be missed by his sons Peter of Switzerland and Don (Linda) of London. Private Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 23. Donations may be made in Ron's memory to the Veterans' Care Fund c/o Saint_Joseph's Hospital Foundation.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
BRADLEY, Donna C. (née MUNRO)
A resident of R.R.#3 Dresden, passed away peacefully at the Bluewater Health Mitton St. Site, Sarnia on Monday, May 5, 2008 at the age of 67. Born in Enniskillen Twp. daughter of the late Herbert and Helen (ARMSTRONG) MUNRO. Beloved wife of Earl BRADLEY. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Tammy OLIPHANT and Tim HOFMANS of Wallaceburg, Chris and Rhonda BRADLEY of Dresden, John and Marie BRADLEY of Petrolia, Carrie and Tony TORTI of Sarnia. Loving grandma of Tanya, Joshua, Nathan, Keisha, Shelby, Eric, Matthew and Justin. Dear sister of Glenna HILLS (Neil) of Alvinston, Harold MUNRO (Angela) of London, Jim MUNRO (Sheila) of Arnprior, John MUNRO (Peggy) of Louisville. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The Bradley family will receive Friends at the Badder Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Barry VAN DUSEN of Sarnia officiating. Interment Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Crohn's and Collitis Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in memory of Donna Bradley in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
MUNRO, Maribelle (née LOGIE)
Maribelle MUNRO of Woodstock, in her 90th year, passed away peacefully, in Ottawa, on Friday, May 16th, 2008. Beloved wife of the late C. Gordon MUNRO. Loving mother of Mac (Sandra) of Los Angeles and Nancy (Vince YOUNG) of Ottawa. Doting nanny of Amanda STRANDBERG and Evan YOUNG and grandma of Tyler, Megan, and Justin MUNRO. Predeceased by her sister, Jean (Hamilton MEE) and brother, Jack (Joy LOGIE.) Also survived by her sisters-in-law, Orpha (Herb WILSON) and Doris (Don CRAWFORD.) A visitation was held in Ottawa, May 20th followed by cremation. A memorial service will be held in Woodstock at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-04 published
GATES, Allan " MAC" Macintosh
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Allan "Mac" Macintosh GATES of London and formerly of Lakeside in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Ruth (MUNRO) and dear father of Cheryl GATES and Lynda PROUD (Ron) all of Hamilton, Nancy KATSOURAS (Tony) of Brampton, Alan (Liz) of Lucan, Douglas (Jill) of Lakeside and Robert (Sue) of London. Dear grandfather of Sarah (Adam), Daniel, Ruth, Philip, Evelouise, Jaclyn, Jocelyn, Chloe Rose, Alison, Luke, Chloe and Mac. Predeceased by his parents George and Sarah GATES and 2 brothers John and Douglas. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Pastor James KNOTT officiating. Interment Townline Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the charity of ones choice.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
MUNRO, George D.
It is with great sadness, that the family announces that at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, June 22, 2008, George D. MUNRO of R.R.#4 Glencoe passed away in his 75th year surrounded by the love of his family. Best friend and husband of Helen (Lucan) MUNRO for 52 years. Loving father of Mary and Michael WHITEHEAD of Simcoe, Donna and Mark CAMPBELL of Wardsville and Robert George and Heather MUNRO of R.R.#4 Alvinston. Proud Grandfather of Caitlin and Meghan WHITEHEAD, Andrew and Rebecca CAMPBELL, Madison, McKenna and Robert Jr. MUNRO. Missed by his faithful companion Kelly. Predeceased by his parents Duncan Robert (1980) and Mary (1944) and an infant daughter (1957). Survived by one brother Ross. Lorne Masonic Lodge #282 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a service at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Visitation will be the hour prior to the funeral service to be held at Burns Presbyterian Church, Kilmartin on Wednesday, June 25th at 11 a.m. (Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.) Interment Kilmartin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the London Middlesex Humane Society.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
WATSON, Robert Athur James " Bob"
Robert Arthur James WATSON "Bob" 74, of Sweetwater Golf and Tennis Club, Haines City, Florida, passed away on Thursday December 20th, 2007, from a brief illness, at the Heart of Florida Hospital, in Davenport, Florida. Bob was born on August 26th, 1934 in Saint_John, Newfoundland. Predeceased by his parents, Robert WATSON Sr., and Dorothy WATSON (née HANSON) and his wife Roslyn Pearl WATSON (Lyn,) (née MUNRO.) Bob was a long term member at Cedar Springs Golf and Community Club, Burlington, Ontario, and he enjoyed the sunny weather of Sweetwater, Haines City, Florida, during the winter months. Bob had an abundant life with close ties to his family. He is loved and will be missed by his sister Joan WALTON and husband John, and his brother Jim WATSON and wife Beverly. Bob's three daughters, Jennifer, Jill and her husband Simon GAUCI, and Julie and her husband Justin WEIBE, are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of their father. Bob is also survived by six grandchildren: Emily, Brennan, Riley, Zoe, Ethan and Seth. Bob (aka the Corn King) adored his grandchildren and was often seen telling them funny stories, taking them for golf cart rides and giving them a tickle-time. Bob was also a special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews from the west coast and the Ottawa valley. The family wishes to express a special thanks to their father's companion, June Jones, a resident of Sweetwater, for her kindness and loving Friendship with Bob over the past few years. Bob was a loyal employee of McBee Inc. (1964-1981) and of Safeguard Business Systems (1981-1993). As proprietor of 'Watson Mills', he designed and produced original pepper mills and kitchen accessories that stand out as fine examples of form and function. Bob was a passionate golfer winning senior tournaments at both Sweetwater and Cedar Springs. He also served as president and treasurer of Cedar Springs during his 25 years as a member, where numerous Friends enjoyed his sense of humour, companionship and commitment. Bob appreciated the good things in life such as wine, Montreal smoked meat, seafood, Canadian cheese, nature, art, craftsmanship, hard work and loyalty. In lieu family Bob's service of a funeral service the has decided to honor life with a memorial in July, 2008.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-29 published
In building a national literary culture, he saw that 'writers need an audience'
Technically a radio producer, he spent half a century nurturing Canadian talent
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S8
When Alice LAIDLAW was a student at the University of Western Ontario, she heard that somebody named Robert WEAVER was buying short stories and broadcasting them on the radio. After he bought a story from a friend of hers, she wrote him a letter in 1951, enclosing "The Strangers" and "The Widower." He suggested some changes to the first story and offered to buy it.
"That was probably the greatest moment of my life," she said in a telephone interview yesterday. Not only did she have a piece accepted, but she "was going to be paid." And so began Mr. WEAVER's long relationship with the writer we now know as Alice MUNRO.
But it wasn't just praise that she and so many other yearning writers, including Mordecai Richler and Norman Levine, appreciated from Mr. WEAVER, a radio producer, anthologist and magazine editor.
"He was always wonderful to work with because he didn't pull any punches. Even after I was selling stories fairly regularly, his criticisms were very valuable," Ms. MUNRO said. "His approach was always encouraging, businesslike - I think it was very Canadian. It wasn't overly enthusiastic, but it accepted the fact that this was important work to you and to him and we were bound to do our best with it." This was very comforting to Ms. MUNRO in the days when she had "nobody else" beyond her first husband to encourage her.
"He was the guy," Margaret Atwood said yesterday of Mr. WEAVER, one of Canadian literature's most formidable talent spotters from the 1950s through the end of the last century. She recalled reading one of his first anthologies of short fiction when she was still in high school. "It was crucial for me because it told me that there were [Canadian] writers." He broadcast some of Ms. Atwood's early stories on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio in the 1960s, and the two later worked together with editor William Toye on two editions of The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1986 and 1995). He was a "doll" to work with, she said.
"He always concealed the extent to which he was well read and literary," Ms. Atwood said, describing Mr. WEAVER as self-effacing and apparently untutored. "That was his front. Underneath he was very smart and he had a very, very good ear," she said. "He took a chance on unpublished writers and he understood that writers need an audience - and he was providing that audience," through radio programs such as Anthology and the short stories that he collected and published in more than a dozen anthologies, including five volumes of Canadian Short Stories published by Oxford University Press.
Although technically a radio producer, Mr. WEAVER's real métier was broader and deeper. Essentially, he was a literary editor who was obsessed with discovering new talent and nurturing it by providing outlets and markets. Almost unconsciously, he was also building an audience and a literary culture as he traversed the country, meeting with writers and the staff at local Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stations, serving as both a talent scout and a bridge-builder between Toronto and the regions.
He would hold impromptu salons in hotel rooms, where he puffed on his pipe, chatted with writers and swallowed an inordinate amount of hard liquor, while conversation swirled around him. He never seemed drunk - "not ever," according to Ms. Atwood - but he must have had a hollow leg, according to people who knew him in those days. While he could be a stern critic, he also bought less than stellar work from good writers who were broke and in need of a commission.
Robert Leigh WEAVER was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 21, 1921. His father, Walter WEAVER, was a doctor and a widower with one daughter when he married Jessie GEARY, the daughter of a local historian who had written books about the War of 1812. Bob was their first child, followed two years later by Grace, so he grew up sandwiched between two sisters in a small town that had a patina of sophistication from its powerful tourist attraction.
Although he loved sports and remained a hockey and football fan all of his life, he was not much of an athlete, according to his biographer Elaine Kalman Naves in Robert Weaver: Godfather of Canadian Literature. Reading was an early pleasure, but one that he realized also had a seriousness of purpose - especially in a family in which reading "was part of the process of being human." The public library, which he frequented from the time he was in grade school, alternately sated and aroused his appetite for books.
His father died in 1931, when Bob was 10, just as the Depression was beginning to wreak its economic havoc. Two years later, an impoverished Mrs. WEAVER moved with her children to Toronto, where they settled in a rooming house owned by four of her late husband's sisters near the University of Toronto. Bob went to high school at Lawrence Park Collegiate, but he was a desultory student who was much more interested in reading and learning on his own than being taught by "unmarried, frumpish, middle-aged women." He graduated from high school in 1938 and got a job at the Dominion Bank on the corner of Avenue Road and Davenport, delivering bank drafts and picking up deposits from local businessmen.
In 1942, he tried to enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, but failed an examination and switched to the army. He was stationed near Kingston, but was never sent overseas. The army did what it did for so many veterans: It gave him the opportunity to attend university, through the financial support of its veterans' aid program.
He entered University College at the University of Toronto in 1944, when he was 23 and mature enough to realize how lucky he was to be alive and involved in an expansive scholarly and social environment inhabited by the likes of Northrop Frye and Morley Callaghan. He joined the staff of The Varsity, edited the University College magazine in his second year, made Friends with three nascent literary talents - Henry Kreisel, James Reaney and Colleen Thibodeau - and became a force in The Modern Letters Club, a group that was agitating to bring the study of literature into the modern world. He was writing fiction, poetry and prose himself, but even then, with the help of some blunt comments from Mr. Reaney, he realized that his real talent lay in editing.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. as a program organizer in the Talks and Public Affairs Department in November, 1948. He was given a 15-minute program niche on Friday evenings called Canadian Short Stories and a magazine-style show of arts reviews called Critically Speaking. These were the outlets that he used to create both a home and an audience for new writers as well as established ones, such as Malcolm Lowry and Sinclair Ross. And he raised the rates from $35 to $50 for any stories he broadcast.
A year later he began editing (with Helen James, his radio producer) an anthology of stories that they had broadcast on Canadian Short Stories and thereby provided his writers with a crossover audience from radio to print. That first anthology included stories by Mr. Ross, Hugh Garner and Ethel Wilson. By 1954, Mr. WEAVER had persuaded his bosses to let him produce Anthology, a 30-minute literary magazine. It first aired on October 19, 1954, with a lineup that included The Secret of the Kugel, a short story by an expatriate Montreal writer in London: Mr. Richler.
Anthology broadcast literary fiction by scads of writers who are now famous, including Austin Clarke, Leonard Cohen, Timothy Findley, Margaret Laurence, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Michael Ondaatje, Alistair MacLeod, Brian Moore, Al Purdy and Jane Rule. By 1968, the program had been extended to a 60-minute format and moved from Tuesday to Saturday evenings. According to Ms. Kalman Naves, Anthology regularly drew an audience of more than 50,000 listeners, "a figure that probably exceeded the combined readership of all the little magazines in the country at the time."
By 1974, Mr. WEAVER was head of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Arts. Four years later, Howard Engel became the producer of Anthology and Mr. WEAVER moved up the hierarchy again to become executive producer, literary projects. A decade later, he published The Anthology anthology to commemorate the program's 30th anniversary. It finally went off the air when budget cuts squeezed Mr. WEAVER into early retirement in 1985, although he continued to have an office at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation until 2002, when he was 81.
In 1956, he approached Ivon Owen, the managing editor of Oxford University Press and an acquaintance from university days, about starting a literary quarterly. Mr. Owen brought Mr. Toye, another editor from Oxford, to the initial lunch. The three men were soon joined by Kildare Dobbs, then an editor at Macmillan, poet Anne Wilkinson and Millar MacLure, an English professor at the U of T, with all of the editors working for free, although contributors were paid. Nominally a collective, Mr. WEAVER's strong editorial hand was evident until Tamarack folded in 1982.
Mr. WEAVER and his first wife, Mary McKELLAR (now COUTTS,) divorced in the mid-1960s and he married Audrey MacKELLAR in December, 1968. She became the mother of his two children, David and Janice. In 1979, he suffered a couple of strokes, which slowed him down, but didn't deter him from developing another literary bastion: the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Literary Competition. As he explained to his biographer: "I think I was always coming up with new things to do because I was afraid that some of the things we were doing would come to an end and then… how do you feed writers and keep going?"
There were 3,000 submissions the first year, an outpouring that has continued over the decades. The Canada Council became a partner in 1997 and began providing the prize money for what is now called the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Literary Awards/Prix Littéraires Radio-Canada. Winning entries are published in English and French in enRoute magazine and broadcast on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
Robert Leigh WEAVER was born January 21, 1921, in Niagara Falls, Ontario He died January 26, 2008, in the Toronto East General Hospital from complications from pneumonia. He was 87. Mr. WEAVER is survived by his second wife, Audrey, children David and Janice, and younger sister Grace. A private family service is planned.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-01 published
GARDNER, Mary Munro
Peacefully at Briarcrest Retirement Home, Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2008. Predeceased by her husband James A. GARDNER, sister Clara W. CRAYTHORNE, brother Edward (Ted) D. MUNRO and nephew Peter CRAYTHORNE. Mary is survived by her sister-in-law Doreen MUNRO and nephews Douglas (Susan) MUNRO and John (Nanette) MUNRO and Doctor Donald L. (Winnifred) CRAYTHORNE. Lovingly remembered by her devoted and caring friend Karen VARVAKIS. Special thanks for the care and kindness extended by the staff at Complete Geriatric Care, especially Russell, Jill, Brenda and Duncan and by Gaby MEKINDA and her staff at Briarcrest. A Funeral service will be held in the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 1 o'clock. If desired, donations to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1R5, would be appreciated.
Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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MUNRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
BOYD, Richard Norman, M.D., F.R.C.S.
(June 5, 1944-March 29, 2008)
It is with overwhelming grief that the family of Doctor Richard BOYD announces his death at age 63 on Saturday, March 29, 2008 after a heart attack and a stroke. Rick took his last breath held lovingly by his family and close Friends Doctor Frank DEMARCO and Doctor Tom ELSDON. Rick deeply loved, and was loved by, his wife of nearly 40 years, Jane (JOHNSTON,) and cherished his sons David Richard and Andrew Macartney. Rick adored his beautiful 'daughters' Kristen (SKINNER) and Lindsay (GRAY/GREY.) He was predeceased by his loving parents Doctor Norman and Barbara BOYD, and father-in-law Robert 'Mac' JOHNSTON. He will be profoundly missed by his mother-in-law Olive JOHNSTON. Left to mourn are his sisters Judy MANNING, Mary HOPKINS (Ed DAVEY) and Heather MUNRO (Bob,) his aunt Dorothy SEARLE, brother and sister-in-laws Dick and Jane JOHNSTON, cousins, nieces and nephews, and a legion of Friends. He was predeceased by his loyal Bichon Frises, Bijoux and Beaumont. Doctor BOYD graduated from the University Of Western Ontario Medical School in 1968. He obtained his Specialist Fellowship in Urology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1976, and has since then practiced Urological Surgery in Windsor. He previously served as Chief of Surgery, and was currently head of Urology, at the Windsor Regional Hospital. He was one of the founders of the prostate cancer Bracytherapy programme at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. In recent years he has also served the community as a Provincial Coroner for Essex County. Rick was a member of the Alpha Kappa Kappa medical fraternity. An athlete, Rick ran 27 marathons around the world with a personal best of 2: 48 in Chicago. He curled in the Ontario Medical Association bonspiels, and was an avid golfer and scholar of golf history. He was a member of the Donald Ross Society. He was currently the very proud President of Essex Golf and Country Club. Rick was a skilled clinician and diagnostician, and a gentle man who exhibited great kindness to his patients. He had twinkling blue eyes, a mischievous smile and a wonderfully wicked sense of humour. Rick's prize orchids are especially beautiful this spring. Our family thanks the medical community, both doctors and nurses, who supported Rick in area hospitals over the years, and especially Ruth Anne PIETTE and Staci LEMIEUX who loyally kept his office organized in spite of him. We thank the doctors and nurses at Windsor Regional and Hotel Dieu Grace Hospitals who so valiantly tried to save him: Doctor Rob WOODALL, Doctor Anthony GLANZ, Doctor Hash PATEL, Doctor Natalie MALUS and Doctor Balraj JHAWAR, who over five difficult days demonstrated extraordinary skill, as well as great compassion and love to our family. Thank you to Carol DERBYSHIRE and Steve BRENNAN from the Hospice of Windsor; Pat BEST, Paula DEEHAN- SCHMIDT and Chaplain Joyce JARDIN from Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital; Kim VAN ALLEN and Bishop Bob BENNETT from All Saints' Church; and our community for enveloping our family in love and prayers as we ran with Rick on his last marathon. Always one to put others first, and ever the healer, Rick has made four gifts of life. His two corneas will go to enhance sight, and, ironically the "perfect urologist kidneys" will give life and hope to two patients. In order to give back to our community which Rick so loved, we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to organizations that were so a part of his life: Hospice of Windsor for care of men with prostate cancer; All Saints' Anglican Church; Windsor Regional Hospital for a Cystoscopy suite; Windsor Regional Cancer Centre for the Prostate Brachytherapy Program; and Essex Golf and Country Club for a croquet pitch and garden in his name. Visiting will be held at the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1969 Wyandotte St. E. On Monday and Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at All Saints' Anglican Church, 330 City Hall Square on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences and audio messages may be left at www.mem.com

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MUNRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
MUNRO, Mary Patricia Fleming
(August 7, 1923-April 26, 2008)
Beloved wife of the late Bill MUNRO, loving mother of son Sandy (Lynn) and daughters Doonie and Janet. Nana will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Kim, Kate, Alex, Geordie, Jason (Katie), Scott and great-grandchildren Ella and Avery. She will be forever remembered for her grace, dignity, and tireless support to her family, Friends and many charitable organizations as well as the joy she received from the sky-blue pink sunsets at her Leith cottage. Mary Pat was a devoted member of Lawrence Park Community Church, longtime supporter of L'Arche Toronto and a steadfast associate of the Junior League of Toronto. She appreciated her time spent with Friends at the Badminton and Racquet Club. Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 2nd at 2: 00 p.m. at Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto. Following the service, Friends are invited to a reception at the Badminton and Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Ave. West. Private family interment to be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Owen Sound at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to L'Arche Toronto, 186 Floyd Ave. Toronto M4J 2J1

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MUNRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-10 published
MUNRO, Betty Eldeen (née BLOIS)
Born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on February 8, 1923 to Mary Jane and Howard BLOIS. Mom passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2008 with her children, Carey, Don and Liz (Art) at her side. Survived by grandchildren, Colin (Stacey), Andrew (Billie), Albion and Alexandra and great-grandchildren, Shayan, Ty, Taylor and Jada and her loving companion Gemi. Predeceased by her husband, Alexander in 1974. The family would like to thank Doctor Derek Carroll, E.R. nurses, Deb and Rebecca, Doctor Rusnak, hospice nurse, Judy, the staff at the Wellesley and Beacon Home Support Workers.
There will be a Celebration of Life at The Wellesley, 2800 Blanshard Street on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com Rest peacefully mom! You lived and passed with grace.

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MUNRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-23 published
CHADWICK, Ernest Maurice "Chad", Commander (ret)
Naval Officer, Artist.
b. May 6th, 1921, d. May 19, 2008
Served his country in peace and war, died peacefully May 19, 2008 in Victoria. Predeceased by his loving wife Olga (n MUNRO) of 57 years. Will be sadly missed by his children, Diann (Dakin), Michael, Richard, Creina and Nicholas; and also missed by his grandchildren Trevor, Andrew, Katherine, Creina, Samara, Claire, Rebecca, Melanie, Christopher, Rena, Catherine and Henry and by six great-grandchildren.
Attended Brentwood College. Prior to the Second World War he accepted a commission in the Royal Navy under the Vindictive program. He served on the H.M.S. Revenge before accepting a posting as a convoy officer the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942. He served with distinction, was mentioned in dispatches, during the Battle of the Atlantic, finishing the war in the Pacific on H.M.C.S. Uganda. Subsequently, he continued as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy with postings notably on Tribal Class Destroyers, Royal Roads Military College, H.M.C.S. St. Stephen (the weather ship) and with D.N.D. (posted to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Paris and London) before retiring in 1968.
He returned with his family to Victoria British Columbia to embark on a fruitful career as a marine artist. His works of ships and marine wildlife can be found in collections across Canada.
Funeral Service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, British Columbia at 10: 00 a.m. on Saturday, May 24th, 2008. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. McCall's Bros Funeral Directors 250-385-4465

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MUNRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-24 published
OAKES, John Alan
Passed away peacefully at home in Ladysmith, British Columbia June 18, 2008. Born November 23, 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Predeceased by his wife Lois (née MUNRO) and sisters Katherine and Doreen. Lovingly remembered by his family: wife Judy LASCELLES (née ARTHUR;) brother Donald; children Geoff, John, James and Janice; grandchildren and other members of his extended family including Frank and Fred LASCELLES.
No service. In lieu of flowers, Al's family ask that donations be made to a favourite charity.
Telford's Mid-Island Memorial Services 1-866-503-5553

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