NICKEL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-07-02 published
STEPHENS, William " Bill" Sykes
William " Bill" Sykes STEPHENS died on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 after a brief illness at Markdale Hospital. Bill was born in Osprey Township on December 15, 1920. He was the youngest son of Mary and Dougald STEPHENS. In 1943 he married Hazel WILKINSON and they lived in Feversham and Dundalk before moving to the 8th line of Artemesia.
Bill is survived by his wife Hazel, his daughters Helen and her husband Wayne MERRIFIELD and Jean and her husband Lorne McCAULEY. He was a dear grandfather to Scott (Cynthia) MERRIFIELD, Stephen (Vicki) MERRIFIELD, Dale (Kelly MERRIFIELD, Amy (Bob) HOARE and Tom (Sarah) McCAULEY. He will be loved and remembered by his 14 great-grandchildren Sarah, Mitchell, Nathan, Madeline, Mackenzie, Marissa, Brady, Curtis, Jacob and Kirstin MERRIFIELD; Connor and Peyton McCAULEY; Lauren and William HOARE.
Brother-in-law of Dolly STEPHENS and Alice STEPHENS, Florence and Garnet HAMILTON and Dorothy and Ted McCULLOCH. Bill will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Tom, Lloyd and John.
Bill took an active part in community and church life. He was an electrician with his brother John in Dundalk for several years before moving to the farm where he dairy-farmed with Hazel for 27 years.
Bill was a member of Gentle Shepherd Community Church where a largely attended funeral service took place on Saturday, June 28, 2008. The funeral service was conducted by the Reverend Don PRINCE with tributes by Dale MERRIFIELD, Amy McCAULEY- HOARE, Sarah MERRIFIELD and Reverend Adam NICKEL.
Interment was at Flesherton Cemetery.
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NICKERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-02 published
ZIMMERMAN, William " Bill" Martin
Born 1930 in Winnipeg, died in Vancouver March 29th, 2008. A graduate of Kelvin High School and the University of Manitoba (M.S.W./56), Bill was an athlete, an actor (MTC; U of M) and a social worker in Winnipeg and Ottawa. As a probation officer at Winnipeg's Juvenile Court, Bill found delinquent youth were the invariable result of families lacking access to services he thought communities should provide. When he moved to Ottawa with his own family, he joined the city's Social Planning Council to help address those needs. He soon discovered that stronger financial support was required by Ottawa-Hull United Way agencies. As director of the United Way for 13 years, he believed strongly that its funds should be determined by the communities' needs rather than by donors' choice. Privately, as a jazz fan and a sports enthusiast, he was expert in the arcana of both. In his retirement in Sechelt, British Columbia, Bill found a fellow sports buff in Gilbert Joe, an elder with the Sechelt Indian Band, whose memory he chose to honour by assembling a unique collection of photos of aboriginal athletes, now a permanent exhibition at the town's Kinnikinnick Elementary School. Bill's positive personality, which found humour even in dialysis units and hospital wards, sustained him to the end. Bill is survived by his wife Sheila, and their children Kate, John and Frances, sons-in-law Ron SHEWCHUK and Peter FINDLAY, and four grandchildren, Zoe and Jake SHEWCHUK, Audrey and Georgia FINDLAY, as well as his sister Betty ZIMMERMAN. He was predeceased by his brother, Jack. Among those who will miss him are his sisters-in-law, Elspeth NICKERSON, Catherine MONTROSE, Ann YOUNG, Hellie WILSON and Florence BROWNRIDGE. A memorial for Bill is planned for this July. Condolences to the family may be sent to billzimm2008@gmail.com

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NICKEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-06 published
NICKEY, Henry (né KININSKI)
(May 31, 1927-January 23, 2008)

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NICKLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-28 published
LINKLATER, Harold Fraser
Of Owen Sound, peacefully at his residence with his loving wife at his side on Sunday, April 27th 2008. Harold Fraser LINKLATER in his 91st year. Loving husband of the former Helen COULSON. Cherished father of Doug LINKLATER, of Point Clarke, and Elizabeth LINKLATER and her husband, James TROTTIER, of Milan. Harold is survived by his two grandchildren Jessie FRASER and Dene LINKLATER and his brothers. Harold will be sadly missed by Helen's children, William FINDLAY (Gazelle,) Donald COULSON (Teresa,) Margaret NICKLE (Gerald,) and Helen WRAY (Bert;) her 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family service at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Harold a tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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NICKLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-02 published
LINKLATER, Harold Fraser
Of Owen Sound, peacefully at his residence with his loving wife at his side on Sunday, April 27th 2008. Harold Fraser LINKLATER in his 91st year. Loving husband of the former Helen COULSON. Cherished father of Doug LINKLATER, of Red Bay and Elizabeth (Liza) LINKLATER and her husband, James TROTTIER, of Manila, the Philippines. Harold is also survived by his two grandchildren Jesse and Dane LINKLATER of Barrie; and his 3 brothers Ken LINKLATER (Reita) of Kincardine, Bryce LINKLATER (Alma) of Jarvis and Gordon LINKLATER (Joan) of Toronto. Harold will be sadly missed by Helen's children, William FINDLAY (Gazelle,) Donald FINDLAY (Teresa,) Margaret NICKLE (Gerald,) and Helen WRAY (Bert;) her 8 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service to celebrate Harold's life at the Kincardine Cemetery on Monday, May 5th, 2008 at 2 o'clock followed by a reception at Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine (345 Durham St..) Rev. Ruth MacLEAN officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Harold a tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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NICKLES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-14 published
POLLOCK, Morley Ray
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. Morley R. POLLOCK of Port Franks and formerly of Parkhill in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean (NICKLES) POLLOCK (2003.) Dear father of Judy POLLOCK of Sarnia, Ron POLLOCK and Shirley McLELLAN of Parkhill. Grandfather to Wayne POLLOCK of Sarnia. Friend of Leona EAGLESON of Port Franks. Cremation. A Memorial Funeral Service will be conducted on Saturday, February 16th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the Funeral Service. Reverend Harry DISHER officiating. Interment in Grand Bend Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family would like to thank Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for the excellent care their Dad received while in the hospital. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Morley.

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NICKLES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
HODGSON, Millie (NICKLES) and Dan
In loving memory of our dear Mom, Millie (NICKLES) who passed away 10 years ago June 26, 1998 and our brother Dan, March 28, 1996. You are not forgotten, Nor ever shall you be As long as life and memory last We shall remember thee. Lovingly remembered by Fred and Fay, Sandy and Randy and families.

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NICKOLOFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
IVANOFF, Rose (née NICKOLOFF) (1927-2008)
With sadness we announce the passing of our sister Rose on January 25, 2008 at Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband Borislav, her brother Alexander and her sister Sophie. She leaves behind her brother Nicholas (Donna), sister Frances (Murray) and cousin Mildred. Rose will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and their children, all of whom always brought her great joy. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29. The funeral service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30 in St. George's Macedono-Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, 17 Regent Street, Toronto, M5A 3N4. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. George's Church, or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 would be appreciated.

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NICKSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-09 published
MILLER, John Clayton, B.A., LLB
(August 9th, 1925-November 13, 2007)
Passed away peacefully at home on November 13th, 2007 in his 83rd year, surrounded by family and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Margaret and George MILLER and his wife Nancy MILLER (ROBSON.) Much loved father of Victoria MILLER (Robert ANDREWS), Ottawa, and Robson MILLER (Vancouver, British Columbia). Sadly missed by his grandchildren; Chris and Sean TASSE, and Deirdre and Lyndon ANDREWS. Dear brother of Verna FOX (Doug) of Cambridge, Ontario, and uncle to Elizabeth MOTZ (Stephan) of San Antonio, Texas. John was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his partner of five years, Bessie HUBBLE, and her family. Family and Friends are invited to attend a graveside service for the interment at Hillcrest Cemetery (Tara, Ontario), near Owen Sound on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. The Reverend Canon John BRIDGES and Reverend Linda NICKSON officiating. Reception to follow. Arrangements in the care of Belleville Funeral Home And Chapel, 68 North Front Street, Belleville (613-968-5080).

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NICKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-09 published
MILLER, John Clayton, B.A., LLB
(August 9th, 1925-November 13, 2007)
Passed away peacefully at home on November 13th, 2007 in his 83rd year, surrounded by family and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Margaret and George MILLER and his wife Nancy MILLER (ROBSON.) Much loved father of Victoria MILLER (Robert ANDREWS), Ottawa, and Robson MILLER (Vancouver, British Columbia). Sadly missed by his grandchildren; Chris and Sean TASSE, and Deirdre and Lyndon ANDREWS. Dear brother of Verna FOX (Doug) of Cambridge, Ontario, and uncle to Elizabeth MOTZ (Stephan) of San Antonio, Texas. John was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his partner of five years, Bessie HUBBLE, and her family. Family and Friends are invited to attend a graveside service for the interment at Hillcrest Cemetery (Tara, Ontario), near Owen Sound on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. The Reverend Canon John BRIDGES and Reverend Linda NICKSON officiating. Reception to follow. Arrangements in the care of Belleville Funeral Home and Chapel, 68 North Front Street, Belleville (613-968-5080).

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NICOL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
STIRLING, Cecil G.
A lifelong resident of R.R.#3 Blenheim, Cecil STIRLING died peacefully at Blenheim Community Village on Saturday May 3, 2008 at the age of 96. Born in Harwich Township, son of the late Herbert and Esther (MAYNARD) STIRLING. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (MILLER) STIRLING (2005.) Loving father of Linda and John SHOULDICE of London, Joan and John LUGTIGHEID of R.R.#2 Kent Bridge, and John and Pat STIRLING of Dorchester. Cherished grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 12. Brother of the late Marie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Vera GALLOWAY, Eugene, Glen, and Keith STIRLING. Brother-in-law of Joyce STIRLING of Tillsonburg, Maxine BALDWIN of London, and Lillian ELDRIDGE of Sarnia. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Cecil lived and farmed at R.R.#3 Blenheim for his entire life, and was a faithful member of Fourth Line United Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, "Ford Chapel", 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Monday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Fourth Line United Church on Tuesday May 6, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Ed NICOL officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. If desired, donations made to Fourth Line United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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NICOL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
MARSH, Evelyn G. (née FREEMAN)
Peacefully at her residence on Friday, May 16, 2008 Evelyn G. MARSH (née FREEMAN,) of R.R.#2, Belmont in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Ross M. MARSH (1998) and her daughter Anne PATTERSON (1981.) Loving mother of John of Toronto, Carol NICOL and Peter (wife Doris) all of Gladstone. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lorene LEAMAN and Marion LAZENBY (husband Bill) and predeceased by brothers Reginald and Fred. Arrangements are not complete. (Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester 519-268-7672 entrusted with arrangements).

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NICOL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
MARSH, Evelyn G. (née FREEMAN)
Peacefully at her residence on Friday, May 16, 2008 Evelyn G. MARSH (née FREEMAN,) of R.R.#2, Belmont in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Ross M. MARSH (1998) and her daughter Anne PATTERSON (1981) and son-in-law Harold PATTERSON (1999.) Loving mother of John of Toronto, Carol NICOL and Peter (wife Doris) all of Gladstone. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lorene LEAMAN and Marion LAZENBY (husband Bill) and predeceased by brothers Reginald and Fred. Also sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Helen MARSH and Dorothy FREEMAN. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Harrietsville-Mossley United Church gratefully acknowledged.

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NICOL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
SCOTT, Violet Gertrude (née TERRYBERRY)
Peacefully at Hampton Terrace Care Centre, Burlington on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 in her 94th year. Violet, beloved wife of the late Harry SCOTT, loving mother of Carl SCOTT and his wife Sandra of Troy, and Sharon SCOTT- O'CONNOR and her husband Keith O'CONNOR of Kanata, loving 'Nanna' to Megan O'CONNOR of Ottawa. Dear sister of the late Kenneth TERRYBERRY, sister-in-law of Beatrice TERRYBERRY, the late Jean SUMSION (Jack SUMSION) of Harley and Helen NICOL of Brantford. She was known as 'Aunt Biddy' to many of her nieces and nephews. A private service was held at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford, on Saturday, January 12, 2008. Cremation followed. A memorial donation to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Born in Burford on St. Patrick's Day 1914, Violet played softball on the championship baseball team 'The Bluebirds' in 1930. In 1936, she graduated from McMaster University, the only female in the Math and Physics department. She would later teach at McMaster for 9 years but spent most of her career as a High School teacher. Violet carried herself with grace and dignity, but never shied away from showing her playful side. A teacher at heart, she shared her wisdom with others without pretense, and eagerly sought to expand her own knowledge daily. Her love of beauty and life touched everyone who knew her, and her energy and love will live on. The family thanks the 'Angels' of Hampton Terrace for their tender, loving care; their compassion for Violet will never be forgotten. Thanks, Violet, for your love and inspiration.

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NICOL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-20 published
NICOL, Alexander William
Died surrounded by family and Friends at home in Vancouver on March 18th, 2008. Arrangements are pending and an obituary will follow in Friday's paper or contact alexwilliamnicol@yahoo.com Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Walkey and Company Funeral Directors, 604-738-0006. In lieu of flowers, we welcome donations to an anti-asbestos organization which will be listed in the obituary.

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NICOL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-09 published
NICHOLLS, The Honourable Gordon George, Q.C., L.L.B.
Passed away peacefully at his residence, Sunrise of Erin Mills in Mississauga, on Saturday, June 7th, 2008 in his 81st year. Loving husband of Dorothy Louise (née NICOL) for 54 years. Dear father of Wendy Louise NICHOLLS and her husband Robert James BARRESE, and Gordon Roderick NICHOLLS. Gordon practiced law in St. Catharines for 18 years with the law firm Seymour, Lampard, Goldring, Young and Nicholls until being appointed as a Federal Judge, Ontario County Court in 1971. In 1990 Gordon was transferred to the Ontario Court of Justice and in 1999 to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, General Division. Gordon sat 32 years in Welland until his retirement in 2003. As per Gordon's wishes, a small private ceremony has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society in Gordon's memory. Family, Friends and caregivers will all miss Gordon for his kindness, wit and wisdom. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hammond Funeral Home and Chapel, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold L2V 1Y4. On-line condolences or remembrances may be sent to the family. nicholls@hammondfuneral home.com

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NICOLARDI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-19 published
ASTLES, Garry (August 3, 1951-May 17, 2008)
Garry died at home at the age of 56 after a long struggle with Multiple Myeloma. Garry was predeceased by his mother, Margaret DUSTAN. He is survived by his wife, Brenda (née BURGESS,) children Caitlin (Tony SILVA,) David and Christine, and step-sons Christopher ALBERT, Gregory ALBERT and Jeff ALBERT (Cherie,) his sister Susan McGILLIS (Rick,) and nieces Heather NICOLARDI (Tony,) Jennifer KING (Jeff,) nephew Sean KING (Lisa) and great-nephews and great-niece Andrew, Danielle, and Michael NICOLARDI, and Joshua KING. Garry graduated from the University of Toronto as a Civil Engineer in 1974 and worked for Dominion Bridge for 18 years. He then became a Project Manager at Babcock and Wilcox, Nuclear Division, and worked on projects at St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant in Florida, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland, and most recently at the Bruce Power Plant in Ontario. Garry was an avid photographer, played hockey with his University classmates for over 30 years, played baseball with the New Dundee Old Timers, and enjoyed the many challenges of his golf game - truly a man for all seasons. Garry made many Friends on whatever project he was working, and his professionalism, integrity, directness and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank Doctor Bob STEVENS, Doctor Erinn OWENS, and especially the nurses in the Chemo Suite at Grand River Cancer Centre, and the Paramed nurses through Community Care Access Centre. The care, respect and genuine feelings all of them displayed when caring for Garry made this difficult journey bearable. A special thanks to Garry's employer Babcock and Wilcox, and PEER Group where Brenda and Christine work, for being so generous and giving us the gift of time with Garry over the past few months. Visitation will be held at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 21 from 10-10: 45 a.m. The funeral service to celebrate Garry's life will follow in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-7458445 or www.erbgood.com

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NICOLL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
NICOLL, Margaret Janet (MULLETT)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on Monday, March 10, 2008 in her 60th year. Margaret, loving wife of Michael MASON. Dear mother of David and Elinor PETRIE, Jennifer and Scott FITCH, and Mark MULLETT. Cherished grandmother of Tyler, Jenelle, Daniel and Hanna. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles), on Saturday from 6-7 p.m. Service in the Chapel at 7 p.m.

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NICOLOFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
MacDONALD, Lillian (née MILES)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, July 20th, 2008, Lillian MacDONALD (née MILES) of Park Place Retirement Home Woodstock, and formerly of Willowgrove Crescent, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Ray MacDONALD (1988.) Loved mother of Howard and his wife Marilyn of Toronto. Dear Grandmother of Jane (Adrian BATTEN,) Martha (Bill NICOLOFF,) and Mary Sue (David ABELA.) Cherished great-grandmother of Evan and Andrew BATTEN; Maddy, Carly and Amy NICOLOFF and Kylie and Holly ABELA. Lillian is survived by her sister Ethel ABRAHMS of Port Charlotte, Florida as well as many nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Monday, July 28th, 2008 after 12: 30 p.m. where the complete service will be held in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Because of Lillian's fond love of children, contributions to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caring staff at Park Place Retirement Home, as well as Joanne Penny and Ethel Beamish. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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NICOLSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-06 published
ALDIS- POLLOCK, Azelle Caroline (formerly POLLOCK, née SHETLER)
At Longworth Long-Term Care, London, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late A. Barclay ALDIS (2007) and the late N. Grant POLLOCK (1974.) Loving mother of Joanne POLLOCK of Sarnia; Jacqueline SCRIMGEOUR (Kim) of Mississauga Joy DARLING (Jim) of Exeter; Randall POLLOCK (Judith) of Saint John, New Brunswick. Dear stepmother of Penny CROSSAN (Ken) of Lobo Twp; Shelley WILLIAMS (John) of Scarborough; John ALDIS of Las Vegas, Nevada. Loving grandmother of Darren SCRIMGEOUR (Deborah), Rachel GRAAT (Jeremy), Sarah DARLING (Tom WOODLAND), Rebecca DARLING (Chris KENNEDY,) Alyssa HOWARD (Roger) and Megan DARLING and her fiance Will REMPEL, Andrew POLLOCK and David POLLOCK. Loving step-grandmother of Jennifer CROSSAN (Jeff THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) Katie CROSSAN (Chris) Marcou, David CROSSAN, Claire WILLIAMS and John WILLIAMS, Melanie ALDIS, Andy ALDIS, and Danny ALDIS (Carly). Dear great-grandmother of 10. Predeceased by sisters Bernice HINCKE (2007,) Kathryn NICOLSON (1998.) Dear sister of Arthur SHETLER (Dorothy) of Scarborough. Azelle was born in Semans, Saskatchewan in 1923, daughter of Abraham P. and Irene BULL) SHETLER. In 1939, she moved with her family to Buffalo, New York, where she graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School and the Felt and Tarrant Comptometer School. In 1946, she married Grant POLLOCK and moved to Parkhill, Ontario where she lived until 1979 when she married Barc ALDIS and moved to London, Ontario. Friends will be received by the family at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, March 7th at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Reverend Karen HINCKE, niece of Azelle will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the North Middlesex Community Medical Centre, the Canadian Mental Health Association or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mrs. ALDIS (POLLOCK.)

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NICOLSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-07 published
NICOLSON, Martha " Molly" (TURNBULL)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Monday, May 5th, 2008 Mrs. Martha "Molly" (TURNBULL) NICOLSON of London and formerly of Hamilton, Ontario in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Andrew NICOLSON. Dear Aunt of Victor WOOLLEY and his wife Dorothy and Beverley LINDSAY and her husband Bob all of London and their families. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to a complete funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, May 9th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Canon K. Sam THOMAS and Reverend Doctor Tom BONNEMA officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank her Friends at Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church and William Mercer Wilson Centre who showed her every kindness. On-line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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NICOLSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-12 published
Ambassador a hard-nosed negotiator who paved the way to free trade
A survivor of a torpedoed Royal Canadian Navy frigate during the Second World War, he learned how to exploit differences among trading regions and proved that Canada was capable of digging in its heels
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Jake WARREN was part of that generation of tough Canadians who saw action during the Second World War and went on to become architects of this country's post-war political and economic policies. Alongside such senior mandarins (and old Friends) as Simon Reisman, Gordon Robertson, Ed Ritchie and Saul Rae, Mr. WARREN represented a golden era when Canada came of age and made its mark internationally.
A highly respected diplomat and public servant for 34 years, Mr. WARREN was Canada's high commissioner to Britain and ambassador to the United States. Before and after those appointments, he was this country's top trade negotiator, a hard-nosed horse trader who co-ordinated tariff and trade deals on a global scale, paving the way for the 1988 Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
"In my family, we knew him as Uncle Jake," recalled Liberal member of Parliament and former Ontario premier Bob Rae, whose father, Saul, served with Mr. WARREN in post-war London. "He was somebody I always turned to for candid and direct advice. He was never shy about sharing his views."
Mr. WARREN had "a burning love" for Canada, eulogized his friend Thomas D'AQUINO, a former civil servant and now head of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He "took a strong interest in virtually every issue that came to define Canada as we passed into the new century: Our trading relationships with the world; our fiscal health; our constitutional debates; relations between English and French speaking people; our partnership with the United States the integrity and accountability of our political leaders."
Like many of his era, Mr. WARREN was fuelled by an intellectual hunger and zest for life that followed the trauma of having his warship blown out from under him. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941 and by 1944, was a lieutenant and navigation officer aboard the HMCS Valleyfield, a river-class frigate that had been commissioned only the year before.
Just before midnight on May 6, 1944, on the return leg of an escort mission, the Valleyfield was one of three frigates and two corvettes steaming 50 nautical miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. With the Valleyfield occupying the distant, astern position in the convoy, the ships were making good time to Saint_John's, when suddenly, a warning was sounded. Just as action stations were called, the German submarine U-548 fired a torpedo that ripped into the Valleyfield's port side. There was a tremendous explosion and the ship broke in two.
"She went down in 90 seconds," recalled Stanley TAPSON of Sidney, British Columbia, who was a stoker aboard the ship. "Jake was off duty that night but he was in the bridge cabin anyway."
The water temperature was barely above freezing. Of a crew of 168, 130 men perished. Because it happened late at night, most were asleep or off watch in the mess. The ship was cut neatly in half and they died trapped below decks, Mr. TAPSON said.
Asked how he survived clad in nothing but a lifejacket and underwear, Mr. TAPSON said, "I was 19." Mr. WARREN, he recalled, wore a thermal suit.
Of the crew who hit the water, only 38 survived. But for them the nightmare was just beginning. It was some time before the other ships in the convoy realized that the Valleyfield was missing. Finally, HMCS Giffard, a flower-class corvette, went about and steamed back to the survivors but could not stop. Under wartime regulations, the Giffard had orders to first try to hunt down the submarine.
Hours later, with all trace of the U-boat gone, the Giffard returned to the scene. But by then some of the men had perished in the water, either from hypothermia or from ingesting fuel oil that had sluiced from the hull. The survivors were finally taken on board and, once safely in port, they waited their turn to ride an ambulance to hospital.
"Jake comes up to me and puts his hand on my shoulder and says, 'You're next, Stan,' recalled Mr. TAPSON, his voice choking. "That's was typical. He was no put-on. He was a man's man and we all loved and respected him."
He was born on Happy Valley Farm, which grew tobacco in Howard Township outside London, Ontario, the only child of Thomas and Olive WARREN. At war's end, he returned to Queen's University to complete a bachelor's degree in politics and economics that he had started earlier.
Mr. WARREN and many his age were snapped up by a war-weary External Affairs Department, which was eager for fresh talent. For a dozen years, he held junior postings at Canadian embassies in London, Washington and Paris, and showed such a flair for trade issues that in 1958 he was appointed assistant deputy minister in the department of trade and commerce.
Two years later, he was named vice-chairman of the Canadian delegation at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in Geneva, a posting that lasted four years. Then it was back to the renamed industry, trade and commerce ministry in Ottawa, this time as deputy minister.
At the age of 50, Mr. WARREN was named high commissioner. "He was one the youngest high commissioners ever sent," said his daughter, Hilary NICOLSON. "He relished it and did a phenomenal job of promoting Canada as a young and youthful country, full of prospects."
The three-year posting was replaced by another high-level appointment as Canada's ambassador to the United States, overlapping with the presidencies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. It was under Mr. Ford's administration that Canada was invited to join the G-6 Group of Nations, making it the G-7. Mr. WARREN was said to have played a large role in that decision, and he also laid plans for the later move of Canada's embassy to Pennsylvania Avenue, just down the street from the White House.
When Mr. Ford died in 2006, Mr. WARREN recalled that the president "understood us, and there didn't seem to be huge, terrible tensions or problems. We didn't have a lumber dispute, and we didn't have water diversion."
Another accomplishment of note on his watch was an agreement reached between the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Research Council of Canada for the development and building of a "Space Shuttle Attached Remote Manipulator System," or the Canadarm.
In 1977, rumours surfaced that Mr. WARREN was being pushed out of his job because of conflict with Ivan Head, a top adviser to then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau, over preparations for Mr. Trudeau's trip to Washington that February. Mr. WARREN was also rumoured to be on the short list for governor-general in 1979, but the job went to Edward Schreyer.
In 1977, he returned to Canada as co-ordinator of the Tokyo Round of the Multilateral Trade Negotiations, which were aimed at revamping the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. To the amazement of many, Mr. WARREN showed that Canada, a relatively small player by international standards, was able to exact concessions from Europe, the U.S. and Japan.
In fact, the way he put it, Canadian officials learned how to exploit differences among the three most powerful trading regions. Mr. WARREN said Canada had proved quite capable of digging in its heels on import restrictions. "Not unreasonable" was a phrase he often used to describe the concessions achieved by Canada.
While it's fair to say many Canadians would find topics such as tariff quotas and countervailing duties less than scintillating, Mr. WARREN truly loved the field. "He actually found the subject fascinating," his daughter noted. "The negotiating skills required, the subject matter. Free trade was something that he believed strongly in. Dry maybe, but for him, the subtleties were extraordinary."
He was recalled as a wonderful wit but a rather formal man who would arch his back at the dinner table to remind his children to sit up straight. However, he mellowed with age, his daughter pointed out.
On retirement in 1979, he was appointed vice-chairman of the Bank of Montreal and made responsible for its growing international network. Three years later, he was named to the Order of Canada. But another major challenge awaited. A month shy of his 65th birthday, the government of Quebec retained him as its free-trade policy adviser during the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
The Globe and Mail called his appointment "intriguing" and an ambiguous move by then premier Robert Bourassa, who "often sends out double messages of this kind, using someone's reputation to suggest that he is heading in one direction, and then moving in a quite different direction.
"On the face of it, it looks as if Quebec went out to get a big-league player; someone whose experience would match that of Simon Reisman," wrote Graham Fraser in 1986.
Mr. WARREN's presence suggested to others that Mr. Bourassa favoured the idea of the trade talks' success. And while there were some who said an independent Quebec's economy would be viable, Mr. WARREN's view was: "Viable means 'not dead.' That's not what I want for Quebec."
He wanted the best for all of Canada. As he warned before the House of Commons committee on the Meech Lake Accords, "If there is a split or some arrangement that is less efficient than what we have at the moment, I think we will lose something. Both Canada and Quebec will lose."
Jack Hamilton WARREN was born in Ridgetown, Ontario, on April 10, 1921. He died April 1, 2008 of natural causes in Ottawa. He was 87. He leaves his wife of 55 years Joan (TITTERINGTON,) children Hilary, Martin, Jennifer, and Ian, and nine grandchildren.
He is also survived by his Valleyfield shipmates, Stanley TAPSON (Sidney, British Columbia); Bill EDWARDS (Vancouver); Don GODWIN (Hamilton, Ontario;) and Ian TAIT/TAITE/TATE (Port Colbourne, Ontario

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