PEACE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-02-13 published
FOX--In loving memory of Joseph Irving Fox Junior "Sonny Boy." Waasaanese
Nbiish. October 1, 1969 - February 19, 2007
He fought so hard to stay with us
He knew we'd miss him so
But God knew he was hurting
And said, "It's time to go."
He suffered long without complaint
Oh yes, he paid his dues
He never once said "pity me"
Just smiled and saw it through.
His pain has stopped, the hurting done,
How we miss his dear sweet face.
God took his hand and led him home
He's in a better place.
One year ago he left us
With fond memories ever more
We all know he will be waiting
On the other shore.
CANCER IS SO LIMITED
It cannot cripple LOVE
It cannot shatter HOPE
It cannot corrode FAITH
It cannot eat away PEACE
It cannot destroy CONFIDENCE
It cannot kill FRIENDSHIP
It cannot shut out MEMORIES
It cannot silence COURAGE
It cannot invade the SOUL
It cannot reduce ETERNAL LIFE
It cannot quench the SPIRIT
It cannot lessen THE POWER OFTHE RESURRECTION OF
JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.
Lovingly remembered by Mom and Dad and Family.

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PEACOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
DELANEY, Rose
Suddenly, as a result of a motor vehicle accident Rose DELANEY age 79 years of Walsingham on Sunday, May 11, 2008. Beloved wife of the late M. Heber DELANEY (November 1998.) Dear mother of Rosanne "Sue" LEE and her friend Brian CASTLE of Straffordville Bob (Sharon) DELANEY of Tillsonburg; Richard (Rose) DELANEY of Courtland; Ron (Geri) DELANEY of Tillsonburg. Loving grandmother to seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Anna KLINGER of Hungary; Helen (Richard) PEACOCK of Tillsonburg Margaret (Michael) FODY of Courtland, and Louis SPANICS of Walsingham. Rose is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother-in-law Rudolf KLINGER, and her nephew Brent PEACOCK. Rose was past Noble Grand in 1986 of Myrtle Rebecca Lodge #177 of Tillsonburg, a member of Ladies Encampment Auxiliary Elgin Rebecca Lodge #20, and a member of Ladies Auxiliary Patriach Militant Ingersoll Rebecca Lodge Embro #19, and Silver Lake Rebecca Lodge Port Dover #50. She was also a member of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, a lifetime member of Cultus United Church, and a member of the Tillsonburg and Simcoe Fairboards. The family will receive Friends, neighbours, and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Thursday May 15, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Rose will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 1 p.m. Pastor Ted SMITH of Cultus United Church officiating. Interment Cultus Cemetery. A Rebecca evening memorial service will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday evening at 6: 30 p.m. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Camp Trillium. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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PEACOCK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-05-21 published
PEACOCK, Lori Ann
Passed away May 25, 2001
As time unfolds another year
Memories keep you ever near
Silent thoughts of times together
Hold memories that will last forever
Lovingly remembered by Uncle Steve, Aunt Lin, Steph and John
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PEACOCK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-07-09 published
PEACOCK, Ryan
In Loving Memory of Ryan PEACOCK
Son, Grandson and Cousin
We thought of you with love today.
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We remember how you look.
Now all we have are memories.
And your pictures in our book
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.
Forever remembered, Dad, Gram and Grampa PEACOCK Melissa, Brian, Debbie and Cousins
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PEACOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
PEACOCK, Edwin Pavey
Born March 29, 1926, Ed was a respected Clinical Psychologist. Ed passed away courageously at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the age of 82 years. Edwin, beloved husband of Bettie (nee: N. Elizabeth RUTHERFORD.) Dearly loved father of Joanne Elizabeth. Caring brother of Betty BARNES of Burlington. Ed is predeceased by his parents Marjorie and Lucas PEACOCK and stepmother Jean. Ed will be sadly missed by his extended family and Friends. As per Ed's wishes, immediate cremation will take place. A private celebration of Ed's life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Wind Reach Farm's Riding Program - through the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 2Z1.
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PEACOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-25 published
TRACEY, James E., Eng. (Mechanical) 1957, U. of T.
Peacefully, after a long illness, at the Toronto Western Hospital on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. Much loved brother of Gail (Dr. John PEACOCK.) He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews. A private family service was held at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street. Interment was held at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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PEACOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-26 published
TRACEY, James Ernest, P.Eng (Mechanical) 1957, U of T.
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at the Toronto Western Hospital on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. Much loved brother of Gail (Dr. John PEACOCK.) He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephew. A private family service was held at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street. Interment was held at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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PEACOCKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
PEEL, Lois
Passed away peacefully on March 11, 2008 in her 78th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lloyd. Loving mother of Linda KENNEDY and husband Dave and Pauline PEACOCKE. Proud grandmother of Lee, Kristian, Erica, and great-grandmother of Emma and Bethany. Survived by her sisters Lorna BULMER and Marion KOSTIUK. Predeceased by her sister Hilda COBURNE. Friends will be received at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel 110 Dundas St. E., Whitby 905-668-3410 on Thursday March 13, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Friday March 14, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Erskine Cemetery, Pickering. In memoriam donations made to the Alzhiemer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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PEAKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-09 published
SKIRVING, Clara Florence Marjorie (née LUCAS)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Friday morning, February 8th, 2008. Clara Florence Marjorie SKIRVING (née LUCAS,) of Owen Sound, in her 78th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) SKIRVING. Loving mother of Darlene TOMKINS and her husband, Karl, of Owen Sound and Michael SKIRVING and his partner, Kim, of Bobcageon. Clara will be sadly missed by her sister, Margaret PEAKE and her husband, Bert, of Bracebridge and her brother, Fred LUCAS, of Richmond Hill. Predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Eva LUCAS and her sister-in-law, June LUCAS. A Memorial Service for Clara SKIRVING will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Major Grace YOUNG officiating.

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PEAKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
PEAKER, Ray (January 18, 1951-April 5, 2001)
Loved, missed and never forgotten. Heather and family.

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PEAKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-02 published
SCHILLER, Fredric " Fred" Robert
Peacefully, at the London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, with his family by his side, Mr. Fredric "Fred" Robert SCHILLER in his 77th year, on April 30, 2008. Loving husband of Henny POPPEL. Much loved father of Doctor Christopher SCHILLER (Anne LEDERMAN) and Connie VISSER (John VISSER.) Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Erika and Gabrielle SCHILLER and Diana and Sarah VISSER. Uncle of Ingrid FUCHENKO, Esther PEAKER, Sean and Laura. Will also be missed by relatives in Germany and Austria. Per Fred's wishes cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Memorial F.H., 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E.. A private family inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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PEAKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
PATON, Donald J.
At London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus, on Saturday, June 28, 2008, Donald J. PATON, of R.R.#2, Mt. Elgin, in his 82nd year. Husband of Margaret Taylor URBSHOTT and the late Marguerite (MARR) PATON (2005.) Dear father of David and wife Debbie, Kathryn DEMARAY and Jim PEAKER, Lenore and husband Jim YOUNG and John and wife Lorrie. Step-father of Joan (Rick) and children Delaine and Scott (Kelly), Fred (Carol) and son Taylor, Beth (Stephen) and children Megan and Tanner, Brian (Deb) and children Cara and Kyle, Carol (Dave) and children Barb (Matt), Ben, Brad and Will, Pauline (Dean) and children Eric (Chantelle) and Chad, and Robert (Linda) and children Nathan and Emily. Grandfather of Angela and husband Scott HARDEMAN, Donnie and wife Nicole, Krista, Matthew and Jessica HICKEY, Michelle, Adam, Scott, Dylan and Courteney. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Howard, Wilfred and Lawrence (Nancy). Predeceased by three brothers Albert, Norman and Jim and sister Eleanor SULLIVAN. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Jane WYLLIE officiating. Interment Mt. Elgin Cemetery. Memorial donations to Mt. Elgin United Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Masonic Lodge Memorial Service Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m. auspices of Dereham Lodge #624 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons

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PEAKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
PEAKER, Randy
In loving memory of Randy, a special son, brother, husband and father. We can remember only that Randy is gone, Or we can cherish his memory and let it live on. Remembered always with love; Mom, Dad and Family.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-19 published
BARTON, Elsie Jeannette
Tragically in a car accident on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in her 82nd year. Loving wife of the late Thomas. Beloved mother of Lois (Earl) HAND, Ken (Nancy,) Bob, Ron (Leona,) Wendy (Mark) PEARCE and Sherry (Dan) DENBOK. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by infant twins. She will be sadly missed by her many Friends. The family received Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne on Sunday afternoon and evening. The funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment at Badjeros Cemetery.
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PEARCE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-08 published
JANTZEN- WALDO, Janice (née JANTZEN)
Of Keady, passed away at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, January 7, 2008. She was 49. Born in Walkerton, daughter of the late George and Jessie (née MARSHALL) JANTZEN. Survived by loving husband Graham “Bruce” WALDO, sisters Eleanor WATSON of Guelph, Gladys (Walter) LEMATRIE of Neustadt, Evelyn (Bob) PEARCE of Paisley, Mary LEMATRIE of Elmira, Gail ROBERTSON of Owen Sound and Colleen (Lloyd) DEZUEEW of London, brothers Frank (Kathy) JANTZEN of Kitchener, Reg (Dawn) JANTZEN of Walkerton and Ernie (Sherry) JANTZEN of Owen Sound. Also survived by sisters-in-law Vera JANTZEN of Cargill, Kathy COUSINE and Linda BEERWORT both of Red Deer, Alberta, brother-in-law Paul McTAGGART of Keady, Greg (Joy) WALDO of Keswick, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by sister Marilyn McTAGGART, brother George JANTZEN, brothers-in-law Bob LEMATRIE and Doug ROBERTSON. Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday. January 09, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Richard LIESEMER officiating. Spring Interment in Union Cemetery, Ayton.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-21 published
McFARLANE, Florence Underwood (LAIDLAW)
Peacefully at Longworth Long Term Care, London, Ontario, on June 19th, 2008, Florence Underwood McFARLANE (LAIDLAW) of London, formerly of Chatsworth, Ontario, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Melville (1995). Florence was a loving Mother to her children Nancy and Wayne PEARCE of Exeter, Myrna and Bernie FISHMAN of Owen Sound, Janice and Bert DE GROOT of London and Bill McFARLANE and Jill HAINES of Owen Sound. She will always be in the hearts of her grandchildren Marnie, Steven, Andrea and Craig, Jason and Lindsey, Joel and Kathryn, Melissa and Terry, Chris and Laura and Sara and Jake. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren Jemima, Eli, Garrett, Luke, Spencer, Luci and Rylie. Predeceased by her sisters Pauline and Jane and brother Bill and survived by her brother Cam and Jane LAIDLAW of Toronto. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Florence was a determined woman whose grace and strength were an inspiration to her family and those who knew her. She never gave up or complained in spite of significant challenges, and always greeted everyone with her gentle smile. The family will always be grateful to Longworth for ensuring that Florence lived her life with dignity. She was loved by the staff and residents at Longworth, especially her dear friend Phyllis, and friend Pauline MAHER of Owen Sound. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 12: 00 noon, United Church Cemetery, Chatsworth, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Ont the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-06 published
PEARCE, Elizabeth (née MORRIS)
In Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the age of 92 years. Beloved wife of the late William PEARCE. Loving mother of Mollie Patricia and her husband Bud McKIBBON of Spencerville, Beverly Elizabeth and her husband John H. HEGGIE of Toronto and Robert William Gordon PEARCE and her wife Julie of Bramalea. She will also be greatly missed by her 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother David Gordon MORRIS and sister Katherine Georgiana BAXTER. Funeral Service was held at in the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Home, 3440 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday February 26, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, in the spring, at South Gower Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
PEARCE, Jack
In memory of a dear husband, father and grandpa Jack, who God took home 21 years ago May 11, 1987. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. We think about you always, We talk about you too, We have lots of cherished memories, But we wish we still had you. Forever loved and missed by Joyce and your families.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
McFARLANE, Florence Underwood (LAIDLAW)
Peacefully at Longworth Longterm Care, London, on June 19th, 2008, Florence Underwood McFARLANE (LAIDLAW) of London, formerly of Chatsworth, Ontario, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Melville (1995). Florence was a loving mother to her children Nancy and Wayne PEARCE of Exeter, Myrna and Bernie FISHMAN of Owen Sound, Janice and Bert DEGROOT of London and Bill McFARLANE and Jill HAINES of Owen Sound. She will always be in the hearts of her grandchildren Marnie; Steven, Andrea and Craig; Jason and Lindsey; Joel and Kathryn; Melissa and Terry and Chris and Laura; Sara and Jake. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren Jemima, Eli, Garrett, Luke, Spencer, Luci and Rylie. Dear sister of Cam and Jane LAIDLAW. Florence was a determined woman whose grace and strength were an inspiration to her family and those who knew her. She never gave up or complained in spite of significant challenges and always greeted everyone with her gentle smile. During her five years at Longworth she received exemplary and compassionate care. Florence loved the staff who cared for her, the volunteers who visited her and especially her dear friend Phyllis and fellow residents. The family will always be grateful to Longworth for ensuring that Florence lived her life with dignity. Interment Chatsworth United Church Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday June 25, 2008 in Owen Sound. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-09 published
NOBLE, Joan (PEARCE)
(Chartered Member of Wasaga Probus Sunbirds, Honorary Member of Bayshore Senior Citizens Club)
Peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. Joan (PEARCE) of Woodland Beach and formerly of Newmarket in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Lewis NOBLE for 62 years. Dear mother of late Mary Anne (late Erwin) WEDMANN, Gerry (Jen), Linda and Wendy (Bryan) BOLAND. Loving grandmother of Kelly, Pamela, Christopher, Wendy, Todd, Shelley and Michael. Survived by 13 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of late Tim (Marg) PEARCE. Friends called at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation. Funeral service was held in the Lathangue Chapel on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford Donations to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.
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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-30 published
PENDRITH, Charles Dane
(February 24, 1919-January 28, 2008)
Dane peacefully passed away at the Bloomington Cove Specialty Care, surrounded with the love of his family. He will be lovingly remembered by the family he cherished, wife June of 61 years children Michael (Eleonor), Dennis (Tessa), Darrel (Jill) and Mary Kate (Tony PEARCE.) He was adored by his grandchildren Steven (Jennifer), Jennifer (Colin), Amanda, Adam, David, Amelia, Taylor, Owen, Mitchell and great-grandchildren Mikayla, Natalie, Aiden and April. Survived by his sister Carol LONG.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all of the staff at Bloomington Cove for their continuous support and wonderful care.
Family and Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel (northeast corner of Hwy 404 and 16th Ave) 905-887-8600, on Thursday, Janauary 31, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 2 p.m. Cremation. In memory of Dane, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society. Online conldolences may be placed at www.highlandfuneralhome.ca

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-13 published
PALMER, Austia (née BISH)
Died at her home in North Saanich, British Columbia on her 75th birthday, February 9, 2008. She was surrounded by her 6 daughters and one of her grand-daughters when she died. Austia was the matriarch of her large family, and was predeceased by her husband and life-long love - Bruce PALMER in 2004. Austia leaves behind 6 daughters: Beverly (Gerald), Sheree, Diane, Betty (Neil), Trish (Rick), and Catherine; 13 grandchildren: Jessica (Dane), Jordan, Andrea, Katharine, Devin, Jeff, Emily, Kelly, Midori, Genevieve, Levi, Austia, and James PEARCE; and one great-grand-daughter: Sage. Austia is also survived by 3 brothers: Bill BISH, Grant BISH, and Walter BISH. Austia was born a coal-miner's daughter in Forestburg, Alberta in 1933, the youngest of a large, pioneering family. She met Bruce in Jasper in the early 1950's. They fell in love and moved to Edmonton, where they raised their family for the next 30 years. In 1984, Austia and Bruce retired to Vancouver Island. Austia touched many people with her open-hearted, kind and generous ways. She was a constant source of support to her husband and family, and she always had an optimistic outlook on life. She was an elegant, stylish and gracious woman who lived a charmed life. She will be deeply, deeply missed. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-17 published
CAMPBELL, James Alistair Grant, Q.C., B.A., LL.B., U.E.
(Veteran World War 2, Former member of Parliament for Stormont Died peacefully at Chateau Gardens, Lancaster, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. James Alistair Grant CAMPBELL of Williamstown age 85 years. Beloved husband of the late Edith Priscilla CAMPBELL (née WANKLYN.) Loving father of Sara CAMPBELL (Robert LOWENSTEIN) of London, England, Katie CAMPBELL (Michael DAVENPORT) of London, England and Bonnie CAMPBELL (David BIRN) of Cold Spring, New York. Proud grandfather of Jessica Felicity CAMPBELL, David Alexander CAMPBELL Lowenstein, and Anna Priscilla Campbell BIRN. Dear brother of Lorna PEARCE (William) of Kingston, Ontario, the late Beulah McINTYRE (late Earl,) and the late Athol CAMPBELL (late Jean VANCE.) son of the late James Ellis Burke CAMPBELL and the late Florence Catherine CAMPBELL (née GRANT.) Grant will also be missed by his nephews. Relatives and Friends may call at the Munro and Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak Street, Lancaster, (613) 347-3629, on Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 5 to 7 p.m. A family memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made to the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be made online at
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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
MOTHERSILL, Oliver
On March 14, 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia at 80 years of age. Father, grandfather, retired insurance adjuster, veteran of the merchant marine, cyclist, swimmer and nature lover. Predeceased in 2003 by his wife Caroline and earlier this year by his sister Mary. He is survived by his children Gillian (Alan ILSLEY,) Ellen (Rob PEARCE), Carol (John LAWTON), Anne (Glen JOLLY), Barbara (Steve BUTLER) and John (Melanie BRIDGE.) He also leaves 7 grandchildren and his brother Joe MOTHERSILL. At Oliver's request, there will be no service. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for their compassionate care.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-21 published
MAIN, R. Wallace
At Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Tuesday, May 20th, 2008, in his 95th year. Survived by his loving wife Maryan (TISDALE,) son Robert, and daughter Deborah (Kevin PEARCE) and grandchildren Michael and Kristin. Also survived by his loving stepdaughters Dana-Leigh (Mark JOHNSON,) Linda (Gerry KNECHTEL,) Laurie (Charles WHEELER) and Karen (David PUGH.) Predeceased by his first wife, Loreen, and sisters Irene (HULBERT) and Dorothy (COSTIE) and brother Warren. Memorial service to be held Thursday, May 22nd, at First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd. W. (Port Credit). Visitation 1 p.m., service 2 p.m., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Memorials and Special Gifts Fund, First United Church would be very much appreciated.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
RICH, Bernard Wakeham
Bernard was at home in Oakville in his bed by the window, his loving wife Margaret and his family were by his side as he closed his eyes for the last time. He died peacefully on June 12th 2008 at the age of 86. Bernard will be dearly missed by his wife of 62 years Margaret (DAKERS) and his five daughters Bonnie RICH (Thomas CALVERT), Catherine HANSEN (Kaj), Virginia PEARCE (Richard), Linda ESSIEMBRE (Yvon) and Pamela BEZIC (Val) and his ten grandchildren Mark, Devon, Laurel, Emily, Peter, Eric, James, Rebecca, Joshua and Jennifer. He was born in Beamsville, Ontario, but most of his boyhood memories were of St. Catharines where he met Margaret before going off to the war. During World War 2, Bernard served as a flight instructor with the Royal Canadian Air Force before being assigned to 31 Squadron Royal Air Force as a flight officer and posted to Burma. Upon his return to Canada, he joined Trans Canada Airlines and went on to a distinguished 37 year career. He retired in 1981 as a highly respected 747 Captain with Air Canada after logging 26,600 hours in the air. In his retirement years when he wasn't filling his time maintaining his beloved home in Oakville he was golfing, sailing, flying and sharing happy hour with anyone who happened to drop in. He made many Friends in Naples, Florida where he and Margaret were the center of what they referred to as their "other life". For those who were lucky enough to cross his path, he was a genuine man's man. From skiing the mountains of the Alps to diving in the coral reef, from canoeing Canadian northern lakes to sailing Lake Ontario and everything in between; he took advantage of all life's opportunities and he generously shared his experiences with others. The Boy Scouts at Maple Grove United Church were one of the many groups that benefited from his commitment to community. Bernard was admired for his devotion to his five daughters (Bonnie, Catherine, Ginny, Linda and Pam). His passing is a devastating loss in the lives of his 5 daughters, ten grandchildren and all those whose lives he touched. All of our lives have been enriched by Grandpa's words of wisdom, encouragement and inspiration. His priceless life lessons will continue to guide us all. Our Canadian Airman has flown, to touch the face of God.
Final Departure.
Family will receive visitors in the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Tuesday from 6: 30-8:30 p.m. Service will be held in Saint_John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with a reception to follow. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
BARTON, Elsie Jeannette
Tragically in a car accident on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in her 82nd year. Loving wife of the late Thomas. Beloved mother of Lois (Earl) HAND, Ken (Nancy,) Bob, Ron (Leona,) Wendy (Mark) PEARCE and Sherry (Dan) DENBOK. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by infant twins. She will be sadly missed by her many Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment at Badjeros Cemetery.

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PEARLSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-20 published
PEARLSON, Rabbi Jordan
On Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Loving father of Joshua PEARLSON, Nessa PEARLSON, and Abigail PEARLSON- OLYAN. Devoted Grandfather of Rayna PEARLSON and Zachary OLYAN. Dear brother of Melvin of Boston, Stanley of Connecticut and the late Harrison of Boston. Rabbi PEARLSON was the Founding Rabbi of Temple Sinai Synagogue. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his family and Friends. At Temple Sinai Synagogue, 210 Wilson Ave (East of Bathurst) for service on Thursday, February 21st at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 55 Ravenscroft Circle. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Sinai Synagogue 416-487-4161.

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PEARLSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-27 published
Rabbi built congregation with warmth, chutzpah
For 40 years, he worked to build Toronto's second-largest Reform synagogue and smooth relations among the faiths
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Jordan PEARLSON once trained as a lawyer, but he ended up a rabbi. Asked later in life how the two positions differed, he proffered a typically talmudic response: "I now have a client with whom I can consistently agree."
A stalwart of Toronto's Jewish community and a bridge-builder to members of other religions worldwide, Rabbi PEARLSON served for 40 years as spiritual leader of Temple Sinai, the city's second-largest Reform synagogue, and helped grow its membership from 14 to 1,600 families.
Internationally, he twice held talks with Pope John Paul II, financed kilns for ceramics produced by Ethiopian Jewish women in Addis Ababa, developed the first multifaith service for the Queen and Prince Philip, and took part in interreligious consultations in Mauritius, Nairobi, Athens, Rome, London, Geneva, Amsterdam, Prague and Baltimore.
At home, he was recalled for his keen mind and compassionate ways.
"He was brilliant and inspirational from the bimah [the raised platform in synagogues where the Torah is read] and wise and warm in person," noted Temple Sinai's senior rabbi, Michael DOLGIN. "He was able to merge [those and] draw people in. People said, 'I want to be part of a community led by this man,' and when they met him, they felt at home."
Once described by a mourner as "the divine interventionist in our grief, with the wicked twinkle of Groucho Marx," Mr. PEARLSON was studying pastoral psychiatry at New York's Bellevue Hospital when the dean of his seminary asked him to help out a small group of Jews in the northern Toronto suburb of North York.
"It wasn't on the map but they knew it was there because they had postmarks that said it was," he once told the Toronto Star. He answered the call, moving north in 1954 while still a rabbinical student. There were no hotels then in North York, so he had to be billeted with individual families. Among the first locations offered to the fledgling congregation was Asbury and West United Church.
Temple records unearthed for a commemorative weekend honouring Mr. PEARLSON in 1995 found the following entry in the October 4, 1954, edition of Time magazine: "One night last week, the doors of Asbury Church were thrown open. Near the altar rested an ark bearing the lighted tablet of the Ten Commandments. The Sabbath candles of the Jewish service glowed near the centre of worship. In a brief welcome to the temple members, Pastor Hunter extended the best wishes of his congregation. Rabbi PEARLSON responded with thanks for the 'profoundly sensitive manner this gesture of goodwill was made.' "
Two years later, Temple Sinai was constructed on Wilson Avenue. "We built with a $25,000 loan from Holy Blossom Temple [Canada's largest Reform congregation] and $425,000 of pure chutzpah," Mr. PEARLSON would recall. He was ordained in 1957, and within a year, membership had zoomed to 367 families.
The congregation paid off the loan and a bank mortgage. Over the years, to meet the pressures of growth, the temple's facilities were enlarged and a school added. Like other Toronto synagogues of the day, it grew with its surroundings, becoming an integral part of a Jewish community that saw healthy growth in all its denominations - Orthodox, Conservative and the liberal Reform movement.
Mr. PEARLSON was born in a Boston suburb to immigrant parents. His father, Jacob, arrived from Lithuania, served in the U.S. artillery in the First World War and later ran a tiny tailor shop. He was a devout Jew and one of the most influential figures in his son's life.
"Deep inside my gut was a love I identified with my father's love of Judaism," he once said.
It was a love leavened with respect for others. "He once told me that he would rather I did not send his grandchildren to full-time Jewish day schools," Mr. PEARLSON told the Star. "He said, 'They are going to live in the gentile world. We will see that they get plenty of Jewish studies, but you make damn sure they know how to live with their neighbours.' "
His mother, Frieda, was a native of Poland who came to America as a child. Although she could speak only Polish and Yiddish at first, she grew up in upper-crust Salem, Massachusetts., and acquired a "perfect Boston Yankee accent she never lost," her son remembered.
He studied engineering at Tufts University on a government program and earned a certificate in military engineering but couldn't find work because engineering firms weren't hiring Jews. So he toiled in the clothing trade as a cutter's assistant while studying electronics and math at Boston University, until rheumatic fever sidelined him for a year. Temple records note that during his illness, he had to be pulled around in a little red cart. But the interval afforded him the opportunity to read, and books of all genres poured into the household to stimulate his mind.
Because his illness kept him from being drafted, he was hired by Associated Press to work in radio and wire photos, and was later transferred to the agency's New York office. Unhappy with the job, he returned to Boston and worked his way through Northeastern University as an economics and psychology major while supporting himself as a shoe salesman, Boston Globe copy boy and confirmation teacher at a local synagogue. During the summers, he coached swimming.
He went on to Northeastern's law school. "Shortly before being called to the bar, however, he developed a distaste for the law," noted the 1995 program that honoured Mr. PEARLSON's four decades of service. "He had discovered that the man he was working for was politically powerful and was receiving unwarranted favours from one of the judges. Jacob PEARLSON had instilled in his sons a tremendous moral sense. He had taught them what was right, and this was not their way."
So it was back to school for a divinity degree and ordination from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. "My father was an academic junkie," said his daughter, Abigail OLYAN. "He could read a book in less than an hour and lecture on it for two."
He also reached out to Christians at a time when Jews as a rule did not. Toronto then was "very much a British colonial outpost where people had a particular place on the social ladder, and there was no question that the Orange Lodges ran the city," Mr. Pearson said. "Just about everybody knew where they stood ethnically and religiously on that social ladder."
Yet, he persisted. "There was no open dialogue, he used to say to me," recalled his daughter. "He never understood why there was this harsh division in a country that was becoming so multicultural. Dad just really felt that conversation, open interfaith dialogue, was critical so the past could never be repeated. He felt that you can't keeping doing the same things and expect a different result."
Prior to his many meetings at the Vatican with Roman Catholic officials and the two with Pope John Paul, Mr. PEARLSON would bone up on his Catholic theology. "That's a cutting-edge effort," remarked Father Damien MacPHERSON, director of ecumenical and interfaith affairs for Toronto's Catholic archdiocese. "Jordan had an endeared sense of the Roman Catholic Church, and of the Pope. He had a great appreciation for [John Paul's] initiative and efforts in Catholic-Jewish dialogue."
Indeed, the rabbi was heartened that the former pontiff took anti-Semitism so seriously. "He loved the experience," his daughter related. "Every time he would go abroad, he was thankful that the cardinals and the Pope and his people were very concerned about anti-Semitism. He said this Pope really felt the heartache of what had happened during the Holocaust, especially when there's so much Holocaust denial."
He was the Canadian go-to man for several religious groups, including the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations, which negotiates with the Vatican; the World Council of Churches the African Council of Churches; and the Orthodox Christian Communities of the Eastern Rites. He was the only rabbi to give the Chancellor's Lecture in the history of the lectureship at Queen's University's school of theology.
At his synagogue, he pioneered non-sectarian nursery school programs for special-needs children, and started study and prayer groups. He was voted an honorary citizen of Metropolitan Toronto.
He was saddened, however, by the cracks that crept into Canadian Jewry.
"There was a time when the key Orthodox leaders could sit down with the Conservative and Reform rabbis in a single rabbinic fellowship," he said in 1995. "That disappeared about a decade ago. Unfortunately, the Israeli impact has bled over into a divisiveness on that front as well."
Jordan PEARLSON was born September 2, 1924, in Somerville, Massachusetts. He died in Toronto on February 19, 2008. He was 83. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Geraldine (Goldstein), brothers Melvin and Stanley; children Joshua PEARLSON, Nessa PEARLSON and Abigail Olyan; and two grandchildren.

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PEARLSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-17 published
ROJEK, Moshe
On Monday, June 16, 2008 at Valleyview Nursing Home. Moshe ROJEK beloved husband of Ariela. Loving father and father-in-law of Orly and Harvey STEIN, Avital and Howard PEARLSTON. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Arie and Pnina RAVEH of Israel. Devoted grandfather of Hilete, Shira, Hailey, and Maya. Special thanks to the staff on two west at the Valleyview Nursing Home. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park (Wilson Avenue, east of Keele) in the Beth Radom section at 1: 00 p.m. Shiva 146 Cactus Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to the Moshe Rojek Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca

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PEARSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-29 published
NEWTON, David William
At his late residence on Monday, April 28, 2008 David William NEWTON of Exeter in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Sandra (Kuntz) NEWTON. Dear father of David and Heather NEWTON of Strathroy and Brigette and Cam TODD of Goodwood. Dear grandfather of Daniel and Lindsay; Mac, Kennedy and Karston. Dear son-in-law of Marie KUNTZ of Surrey, British Columbia and the late Robert KUNTZ. Dear brother of Jacqueline NEWTON of Ottawa. Predeceased by his parents David and Ina (PEARSE) NEWTON. Dave taught Building Construction at South Huron High School from 1975-1994. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 332 Huron Street West, Exeter on Thursday, May 1st at 11 a.m. with Pastor Harry FRIELINK officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the South Huron Hospital Campaign or St. Elizabeth Health Care would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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PEARSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
AULD, Raymond
World War II Veteran
Peacefully at The Brant Centre, Burlington on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his dear wife Ruth (nee PEARSE.) Loving father of Carolyn BRIGGS and her husband Glenn. Cherished grandfather of Cam. A Private Family Service has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to all the staff of the 3rd Floor at The Brant Centre for their comfort, care and love. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333) www.smithsfh.com

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PEARSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-21 published
STEPHEN, Lieutenant Colonel Peter John (1921-2008)
It is with great sadness that the family of Lt. Col. Peter STEPHEN announce his passing at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington late Friday July 18, 2008, after a brief illness. He leaves his beloved wife and best friend Virginia May (TRESSAM) and deeply loved daughters Virginia (Harold PEARSE) of Edmonton, and Anne (David GRAY/GREY) of Toronto, sister Mary WRAY, and nephew Ralph PERRY (Brenda, Joelle) with whom he shared a special bond. Predeceased by parents John and Bessie STEPHEN, sister Madeline FRANCIS, brothers-in-law Vincent FRANCIS and John WRAY and grand niece Jacqueline PERRY.
STEPHEN made his mark as a strong and caring leader during World War 2 with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (PL), 1939-1941, and the Cape Breton Highlanders, 1941-1946, serving in Scotland, England, North Africa, Italy, North West Europe, and the occupation of Germany. Upon his return home to Hamilton he rejoined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, serving as Commanding Officer from 1957-1962. His association with the Regiment was a life-long commitment as he continued to contribute through the Senate and regimental projects. STEPHEN worked at Stelco Hilton Works beginning in 1947 and retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Corp of Commissionaires, working with the Halton Regional Police 1984-1999. Second only to his family and his commitment to military service, were his love of the outdoors, northern Ontario, animals in all shapes and sizes, and the exploration of the world through experience and books. Visitation at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Street West, Hamilton on Wednesday July 23, 2008 from 1: 00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 2: 00 p.m. The family's wish is that expressions of sympathy be made with donations to the Habitat for Humanity Brant Doctor Jacqueline Perry Memorial Build (www.habitatbrant.com). Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333.
He died as he led his life - with nobility and dignity.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-27 published
SEABROOK, Marjorie Alice (née QUINLAN)
In Meaford on Tuesday March 25, 2008. The former Marjorie Alice QUINLAN of Meaford and formerly of Owen Sound, in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Gray and Marguerite (McMILLAN) QUINLAN. Loved mother of Joanne TUTTLE (Walter VANDERHOF) of Collingwood Lynn MURRAY (Tom) and Connie SMITHSON (Shawn) all of Meaford. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brothers John and Jim, sisters Helen, Linda, Pat, Arlene, Shirley and brother-in-law Charlie PEARSON. Predeceased by brothers Norman, Bill and Donald and also by sisters Marie and Marilyn. Survived also by many nieces and nephews and their families. A family graveside service, officiated by Rev. Gary PARKER, will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford on Thursday March 27, 2008. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter (formerly the Humane Society) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-18 published
CRUICKSHANK, Jean Louise
After a brave fight with cancer and surrounded by her loving family, Jean passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Monday June 16, 2008 in her 71st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Kerry (Cubby), parents Jack and Madeline and brother Norman (Moon) VANOS. Loving mother of David, Bill and his wife Judi. Cherished Grandma of Nicki, Ashley, Tristen, and Jessica. Jean will be dearly missed by siblings Ann VANOS, Molly BARFOOT, Pat and her husband Larry LAPIERRE, Ken VANOS and Captain Jack VANOS and wife Almeda, all of Owen Sound, sister Betty ALVAREZ and her husband Frank of U.S.A., Gloria CROSS of Toronto, Lynda LANGLEY and Doris PEARSON of Hamilton and many in laws, nephews, nieces, cousins and dear Friends. Visitation will be held at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday June 19 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First United Church on Friday morning June 20 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-02 published
JOHNSON, Daphne Roscoe (née MARTIN)
Daphne Roscoe JOHNSON (née MARTIN,) of Annan, passed away peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services, on Monday evening, June 30th, 2008. Dearly beloved wife of John JOHNSON. Loving mother of Elis JOHNSON and his wife, Linda, of Big Bay, Ross JOHNSON and his wife, Kathy, of Owen Sound and Heather Anne JOHNSON, of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Kristopher, Jeremiah, Dylan and Tanner JOHNSON. Predeceased by her parents, Doctor W.Y. (William) and Mary MARTIN; her brothers, Tommy and Richard MARTIN; her sister, Kitty PEARSON. Daphne will be sadly missed by all her loving family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. For further information please contact the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492).

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PEARSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-05 published
JOHNSON, Daphne Roscoe (née MARTIN)
Daphne Roscoe JOHNSON (née MARTIN,) of Annan, passed away peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Monday evening, June 30th, 2008. Dearly beloved wife of John JOHNSON. Loving mother of Elis JOHNSON and his wife, Linda, of Big Bay, Ross JOHNSON and his wife, Kathy, of Owen Sound and Heather Anne JOHNSON, of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Kristopher, Jeremiah, Dylan and Tanner JOHNSON. Predeceased by her parents, Doctor W.Y. (William) and Mary MARTIN; her brothers, Tommy and Richard MARTIN; her sister, Kitty PEARSON. Daphne will be sadly missed by all her loving family. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday, July 10th, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Private Family Memorial Service for Daphne JOHNSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday with Rev. Dr. Jawn KOLOHON officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-11-12 published
PEARSON--In loving memory of Cecil who passed away on June 28, 1973 and
Leona who passed away on November 9, 1977, wonderful parents and
grandparents.
"Wonderful and cherished memories keep you ever near."
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Mona and family.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-12-10 published
Isabella (Belle) PEARSON
April 29, 1911 - December 7, 2008
In loving memory of Belle Pearson, a resident of Mill Site Apartments,
Gore Bay, who died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday, December 7, 2008
at the age of 97 years. She was born at Providence Bay, daughter of the
late Roland and Lola (McDermid) Bruce. Belle loved to play cards, walk
and when able, to knit. A big part of her life was running the Pearson
Store at Poplar, where she and Vern operated the store for 52 years. She
was a great cook and entertaining people was one of her favourite things
to do. She was very visible in the community and will be greatly missed.
Belle was predeceased by her husband Vern on March 16, 1988. Dearly loved
mother of Jean and Bob Miller of Gore Bay and the late Marion Taylor
(April 2008) and her husband Gordon of Sault Ste Marie. Proud grandmother
of Brent Miller and his wife Sharon of Atlanta, Georgia and Todd Taylor
(Lisa) of Sudbury and Jodi Taylor (Donnie) of Thunder Bay and great
grandchildren Caillin and Justine. Predeceased by one sister Alice Lewis
and an infant brother. Friends will be received on Friday, December 12,
2008 from 10 - 11 am. The funeral service will be conducted at Lyons
Memorial United Church at 11 am. with Pastor Maxine McVey officiating.
Spring interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the
Lyons Memorial United Church or the Gore Bay Medical Centre would be
appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-13 published
KEMP, Donna Marie (née LEWIS)
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, February 11, 2008 Donna Marie (LEWIS) KEMP of Exeter in her 55th year. Beloved wife of Ken KEMP. Dear mother of Alex KEMP at home, Rita KEMP of Vancouver and Ron and Barb KEMP of Keswick. Beloved daughter of Rita STACKARUK of Fort Erie and Gordon LEWIS of Exeter. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Shirley and Ron HEYWOOD of Oshawa, Leslie LANDRY of Fort Erie, Peter STACKARUK and Darlene of Whitby, Raymond and Joelle LEWIS of Goderich, April LEWIS and her fiance James CLARKE of Waterloo. Special cousin of Les LEWIS and Tracy PEARSON of Exeter. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her step-mother Lydia LEWIS. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Wednesday evening 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 14th at 11 a.m. with Father Ray LAWHEAD celebrant. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
MAINSTONE, Donald Arthur
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Victoria Hospital. Survived by his wife Frances MAINSTONE, son Kim (Deb,) Brian (Darlene) and daughter April ANDERSON. Also survived by brother Dennis (Annette,) sisters Doreen TRATNYEK and Linda PEARSON, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by son Mark MAIDSTONE. Cremation will take place. Don will be sadly missed. Please, no flowers or cards, just prayer.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
HALL, Norah Iris (née MOTT)
Died peacefully after a long and healthy life on April 12, 2008 in London, Ontario. She was born April 25, 1903 in Christchurch, England. Predeceased by her husband John J. HALL (1954,) daughter Joan I. PEARSON (2007,) daughter-in-law Winifred HALL (2004) and granddaughter Audrey RENDELL- READ (2004.) Norah will be lovingly remembered by her son Jeffrey I. HALL of England, son-in-law Robert M. PEARSON, grandchildren David PEARSON (Rose Marie,) Elizabeth LOPEZ (Julio,) great-grandchildren Julio LOPEZ (Claire TACON) and David LOPEZ, grandniece Patricia RIEHL (Peter) and family of London, grand_son Ivan RENDELL- READ (Merle) and family of England, cousin Jean RASHLEY of England, and many other relatives and Friends. Her sweet smile was an inspiration and she will be missed by all who knew her. A very special thanks to the staff of Saint Mary's for their kind and compassionate care of Norah. Friends may call at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, London, on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cremation will be followed by a private interment April 16th. at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Saint Mary's Hospital) would be gratefully acknowledged.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-15 published
HALL, Norah Iris (née MOTT)
Died peacefully after a long and healthy life on April 12, 2008 in London, Ontario. She was born April 25, 1903 in Christchurch, England. Predeceased by her husband John J. HALL (1954,) daughter Joan I. PEARSON (2007,) daughter-in-law Winifred HALL (2004) and granddaughter Audrey RENDELL- READ (2004.) Norah will be lovingly remembered by her son Jeffrey I. HALL of England, son-in-law Robert M. PEARSON, grandchildren David PEARSON (Rose Marie,) Elizabeth LOPEZ (Julio,) great-grandchildren Julio LOPEZ (Claire TACON) and David LOPEZ, grandniece Patricia RIEHL (Peter) and family of London, grand_son Ivan RENDELL- READ (Merle) and family of England, cousin Jean RASHLEY of England, and many other relatives and Friends. Her sweet smile was an inspiration and she will be missed by all who knew her. A very special thanks to the staff of Saint Mary's for their kind and compassionate care of Norah. Friends may call at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, London, on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cremation will be followed by a private interment April 16th. at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Saint Mary's Hospital) would be gratefully acknowledged.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-30 published
DISBROWE, Dorothy Mary (WHITE/WHYTE)
Peacefully called to 'New Life' with God, Dorothy Mary DISBROWE (WHITE/WHYTE) passed away at L.H.S.C. University Hospital on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late George E. DISBROWE (September 2005.) Loving mother of Sister Janet DISBROWE, School Sister of Notre Dame, Hamilton, Mary Lou and Gordon FARQUHAR of Port Franks, Connie and Arthur PEARSON of London, Georgina (Gina) and Anthony FUOCO of Mississauga, Guy and Maria DISBROWE of Toronto, Catherine and William (predeceased) LOWTHIAN of London, Elizabeth and Ian BUIST of Ottawa and Angela and Richard ELIE of London. Predeceased by her daughter Sally DISBROWE (July 1964.) Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her grandchildren Colin and Melissa. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday, May 1, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, London on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Chatsworth, Ontario. Prayers Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. Donations to the Children's Health Foundation or School Sisters of Notre Dame, 1921 Snake Road, Waterdown, Ontario, L0R 2H0. 'You will be in our hearts forever'

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PEARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
GOODMAN, Kenneth James
Of Saint Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, July 18th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 45th year. Dearly loved son of Ron and Cathy (CHRISTOFF) GOODMAN and loved brother of Lynn Marie and her husband Scott SEBOR of Florida. Dear grand_son of Mary GOODMAN of Saint Thomas and nephew of Mary (Edgar) HARRISON of Montreal, Rose (Cyril) PEARSON of Saint Thomas, Lillian EGAN of Prince Rupert, Laura (Wally) of Prince George, Benny (Iris) CHRISTOFF of Shilo, John (Betty Ann) CHRISTOFF of Nova Scotia, Marina and Partner EDWARD and the late Jerry GOODMAN. Sadly missed by a number of cousins. Ken worked at Lear Seating. He was member of the C.A.W. A private family service to celebrate Kenny's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Jim Innes of Saint_John's Anglican Church officiating. No public visitation. Cremation to follow. Remembrances would be appreciated to the L.H.S.C. (University Hospital Transplant Unit).

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PEARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
ROSS, Rose Marie (née VECSI)
Suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at London Health Sciences Centre, Rose Marie (VECSI) ROSS of Grand Bend and formerly of Goderich peacefully surrounded by her loving family in her 61st year. Beloved wife of John ROSS. Loving daughter of Mary VECSI of Grand Bend and the late Gerald VECSI. Dear mother of Tanya ROSS (Kendra PEARSON) of Stratford and Nathan ROSS (Renee CHAUVIN) of Grand Bend. Loving grandmother of Aden ROSS. Also survived by sister Darlene (Harry) BROOKS of Exeter and nieces Kristen and Amanda BROOKS. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich, on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation-Critical Care Trauma Centre gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
ATTENBOROUGH, Lillian Grace (née LANGLEY)
Passed away at North York General Hospital on January 26th, in her 95th year. Mourned by her three daughters Marilyn (Walter), June (Alan), Susan (Jim); her grandchildren Gavin and Jonathan James (Nancy); her great-grandchildren Nathaniel, Brandon, Thomas, Angel, and Isaac.
In April 2007, Lillian lost her loving husband, Ernie; their romance and devotion lasted for almost 70 years. She was also predeceased by her dear sister, Gladys May, older brother Harry Robert, her father Henry LANGLEY and mother Minnie Jane (née PEARSON.) Lillian is survived by her younger brother Victor and many dear nieces and nephews: Lois, Ruth, Ted, Margaret, Jimmy Kelly; Carol Anne, Donna, David, Victor, Verne; Frank, Karen, Ernie whose visits, cards, and calls brightened her days. Heartfelt thanks to Lillian's caregiver Patricia, whose gentle caring filled Mom's last years with dignity and warm companionship. Also, many thanks to the staff at Cummer Lodge, especially Anatole, and North York General Hospital staff, especially Doctor A. CHOU.
Lillian was a talented poet whose work reflected her keen eye for nature as symbols of God's love. A selection of her poems was compiled as "Songs of My Spirit", in 1997.
Lillian always thought of others first; her work helping new immigrants adjust to life in Canada fostered lasting Friendships. She was active in her church from an early age, teaching Sunday School, and participating in B.Y.P.U. She was also a leader in Rainbow Girls.
Lillian did all the unrecognized and thankless tasks of running a home and raising a family and did it with skill and flair.
Lillian was a gracious, thoughtful hostess who made the best brownies and butter tarts. She outlived most of her many loyal, lifelong Friends who were drawn to her caring, thoughtful nature and quick wit.
Lillian's strength of spirit, caring nature, and sense of humour will live on in our hearts. Lillian wished to donate her remains to medical research. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3: 00 p.m. Saturday, February 9th, at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough. If desired, remembrances may be made in Lillian's name to FoodShare (www.foodshare.net) or a charity of your choice.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-04 published
BAILEY, Allan Daniel
At Ingersoll on January 31, 2008, Allan Daniel BAILEY, of Ingersoll, formerly of Toronto and Montreal, in his 88th year. Distinguished brewing scientist and artist. Husband of Janet (PEARSON) BAILEY. Father of John and his wife Lori of Vancouver, Allan of Fairfax, Virginia and Peter of Vancouver. Grandfather of Kara, Steven, Scott, Elissa and Emily. Brother-in-law of Audrey BAILEY of Brockville and predeceased by brother Lloyd. Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-06 published
ATTENBOROUGH, Lillian Grace (née LANGLEY)
Passed away at North York General Hospital on January 26th, in her 95th year. Mourned by her three daughters Marilyn (Walter), June (Alan), Susan (Jim); her grandchildren Gavin and Jonathan James (Nancy); her great-grandchildren Nathaniel, Brandon, Thomas, Angel, and Isaac.
In April 2007, Lillian lost her loving husband, Ernie; their romance and devotion lasted for almost 70 years. She was also predeceased by her dear sister, Gladys May, older brother Harry Robert, her father Henry LANGLEY and mother Minnie Jane (née PEARSON.) Lillian is survived by her younger brother Victor and many dear nieces and nephews: Lois, Ruth, Ted, Margaret, Jimmy Kelly; Carol Anne, Donna, David, Victor, Verne; Frank, Karen, Ernie whose visits, cards, and calls brightened her days. Heartfelt thanks to Lillian's caregiver Patricia, whose gentle caring filled Mom's last years with dignity and warm companionship. Also, many thanks to the staff at Cummer Lodge, especially Anatole, and North York General Hospital staff, especially Doctor A. CHOU.
Lillian was a talented poet whose work reflected her keen eye for nature as symbols of God's love. A selection of her poems was compiled as "Songs of My Spirit", in 1997.
Lillian always thought of others first; her work helping new immigrants adjust to life in Canada fostered lasting Friendships. She was active in her church from an early age, teaching Sunday School, and participating in B.Y.P.U. She was also a leader in Rainbow Girls.
Lillian did all the unrecognized and thankless tasks of running a home and raising a family and did it with skill and flair.
Lillian was a gracious, thoughtful hostess who made the best brownies and butter tarts. She outlived most of her many loyal, lifelong Friends who were drawn to her caring, thoughtful nature and quick wit.
Lillian's strength of spirit, caring nature, and sense of humour will live on in our hearts. Lillian wished to donate her remains to medical research. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3: 00 p.m. Saturday, February 9th, at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough. If desired, remembrances may be made in Lillian's name to FoodShare (www.foodshare.net) or a charity of your choice.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-19 published
Ex-diplomat, son of former prime minister dies
By Jill MAHONEY, Page A7
Geoffrey PEARSON, a retired diplomat and the son of a former prime minister, has died.
Mr. PEARSON, who turned 80 in December, died in his sleep early yesterday, family friend Nancy GORDON said. She did not know the cause of his death.
"He was a great diplomat, he was very interested in Canadian foreign policy," Ms. GORDON said last night.
In many ways, Mr. PEARSON carried on the work and legacy of his father, former Liberal prime minister Lester PEARSON, she said. Geoffrey PEARSON was Canada's ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1980 to 1983. He was also a foreign service officer and a former executive director of the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security.
Bob Rae, a long-time family friend, last saw Mr. PEARSON in December at a one-day conference Mr. Rae presided over to honour the 50th anniversary of Lester PEARSON's Nobel Peace Prize. He said his friend had been unwell.
"I'm obviously very saddened to learn of his passing. He was a very fine man, he was very committed to Canada's role as a peacemaker and peacekeeper in the world, was a great Canadian ambassador and had a very great sense of humour," he said.
Mr. PEARSON, who was retired, was a past president of the United Nations Association in Canada. Long after his retirement, he wrote about and commented on foreign affairs, including for The Globe and Mail and other media. A book he wrote about his father, Seize the Day: Lester B. Pearson and Crisis Diplomacy, was published in 1993.
Ms. GORDON, who worked for Mr. PEARSON at the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security and has known him since the mid-1970s, spoke with his son about his passing. "They're shocked and sad," she said.
Mr. PEARSON leaves his wife, former senator Landon PEARSON. They have five children.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-20 published
PEARSON, Geoffrey Arthur Holland, Order Of Canada
Passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 in his 81st year. Much loved husband of Landon. Loving father of Hilary, Katharine, Anne, Michael and Patricia. Doting grandfather to Meaghen, Maija, Mieka, Euan, Graeme, Alex, Laura, Kira, Lucy, Rachel, Clara and Geoffrey. A private family service will take place Friday, March 21st. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Geoffrey's life at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa on Saturday, April 12th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations would be appreciated to the United Nations Association of Canada, 309 Cooper Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0G5 or Project Ploughshares, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, OntarioN, N2L 6C2. Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
Canadian ambassador to Moscow and envoy to United Nations was a man of peace
He inherited his famous father's fascination with international affairs and dedication to peace, disarmament and security issues but purposely 'ducked the public spotlight'
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
As a diplomat, Geoffrey PEARSON was one of our men in Paris during the Algerian war of independence, in New Delhi when India invaded what is now Bangladesh, and at the United Nations and in Moscow during some of the chilliest days of the Cold War. But no matter what he achieved in his own life, in more than 30 years in the foreign service, he could never escape the shadow of his father's fame as a diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Canada's 14th prime minister.
"I don't like it, but there's nothing I can do about it," he told an interviewer after he was appointed Canada's ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1980. The headline in The Globe and Mail? "Pearson's son gets Moscow post."
He was philosophical about the inevitable link, saying it was better to be known as the son of someone who's well known for the things he did right than the things he did wrong. But he did admit once that, "although I might have enjoyed politics, I've ducked the public spotlight, have backed away from a political career because I'm Mike Pearson's son."
A man who inherited his mother's wit and his father's fascination with international affairs and dedication to peace, disarmament and security issues, Mr. PEARSON was also a dedicated family man. When he was a child in the 1930s and 1940s, it was common practice for diplomats and their wives to send their children to boarding schools at home or abroad while they served their country in foreign fields. It was the way things were, but it was not the way he wanted to bring up his own five children. They accompanied their parents around the world, and mostly attended local schools.
"We were all marked by the foreign-service experience," said his eldest daughter, Hilary PEARSON. " All five of us have been influenced to think bigger, think broader, to look out. That's what happens when you are a foreign-service kid. You are very aware of the world."
Geoffrey PEARSON was born in Toronto on Christmas Day, 1927, the elder child and only son of Lester Bowles PEARSON, then a lecturer in modern history at the University of Toronto, and his wife, Maryon Elspeth (née MOODY) - at least that's the official version. In fact, Doctor William (Billy) DAFOE delivered the baby at 11: 58 p.m. on December 24 and, being an obliging fellow, agreed to register the time of birth as 12: 02 a.m. the following morning, according to historian John English in Shadow of Heaven, the first volume of his biography of Lester Pearson.
By the time, Geoffrey entered Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, at 14, he had attended, by his count, five schools, including Ravenscourt in Winnipeg and Ashbury in Ottawa. At Trinity College School, he was dubbed Joker because of his poker face. "He yawned his way to the sixth form and left with a well-earned scholarship to Varsity," reported the Trinity College School yearbook for 1945, while also paying tribute to his sportsmanship, his dry wit, and his responsibility as a house prefect.
Geoffrey had to sit out a year before university because he had contracted tubercular pleurisy. He spent months in the sun in Bermuda at a school friend's house and then in Arizona at a ranch belonging to one of his father's American colleagues, where he learned to ride horses and explore the desert.
He enrolled in Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1946, studying history under Frank Underhill and Donald Creighton. Along with his friend Mike MacKENZIE, he spent the summer of 1948 as a cadet officer on a merchant-navy steamer, with responsibility for collecting garbage, making tea for the officer who stood the 4 a.m. watch and cleaning the ship's whistle, a task that involved climbing a 10-metre ladder braced against the ship's funnel. They stopped at major ports on the English Channel and, while the ship was docked, they made quick excursions into England, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany (where they had an adventure when an army friend tried to take them through Berlin on the day the Russians imposed a blockade).
The following summer, he attended an international student seminar in the Dutch city of Breda, where he edited the Breda News and perhaps anticipated his future diplomatic career when he summed up the experience by opining that, for five weeks, he and the other students had "formed an international community… conscious not so much of having fully comprehended the problem of liberty and order as of having understood the bases on which an eventual solution to it must be built."
Before returning to university for his final year, he and Lucy Landon Carter MacKENZIE, a Trinity student and the younger sister of his friend Mike, became an item. He graduated in 1950 and went to Oxford on a Massey scholarship. She graduated the following year and moved to London to work as a tutor to the daughter of Dana WILGRESS, then the Canadian high commissioner. Ms. MacKENZIE and Mr. PEARSON travelled back to Canada - at her parents' request - where they were married in a private ceremony at her family home in London, Ontario, on Boxing Day, 1951.
They both returned to Oxford, where, in 1952, he completed his M.A. in philosophy, politics and economics. That summer, he wrote the exams for the Department of External Affairs, one of two dozen successful candidates in a field of more than 250 applicants. A year later, he was posted to Paris as third secretary. After four years in France - years in which Canada was a member of the International Control Commission trying to oversee France's withdrawal from Indochina, the Algerian war began, the Suez crisis erupted and the first two of his five children were born - the Pearsons returned to Ottawa.
By all accounts, 1957 was a busy year: their third child was born; the Louis St. Laurent Liberals were defeated by John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservatives; his father won the Nobel Peace Prize and was subsequently chosen leader of the Liberal Party. All in all, Geoffrey PEARSON "accepted with alacrity," as he writes in Anecdotage, his privately printed memoirs, a secondment to work in the political division of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretariat, an invitation that would take him away from Ottawa.
The secondment ended in June of 1961, by which time the Pearsons had produced their fourth child and only son. Mr. PEARSON was offered the No. 2 job in the Canadian embassy in Mexico under ambassador Arthur Irwin, a former editor of Maclean's, director of the National Film Board and the husband of poet P.K. Page. The posting - Mr. PEARSON describes his duties in Anecdotage as part academic, part consular and part diplomatic - lasted until the summer of 1964. By the time they returned to Ottawa, their fifth child had been born, they had learned to speak Spanish, and Mr. PEARSON's father was prime minister.
For the next three years, he worked in Ottawa in the United Nations Division of External Affairs. He went twice to New York as an adviser to the Canadian delegation but was mainly engaged in helping to shape our policies on peacekeeping. These were the years when the Americans under Lyndon Johnson were becoming heavily involved in the un-winnable Vietnam War.
After Lester PEARSON retired from politics in 1968, Geoffrey took a leave to arrange his father's papers and to work with Norman Robertson and G.S. Murray on a historical study of Canadian foreign policy. In the summer of 1969, the Pearsons were off again, this time to New Delhi, where he served until 1972 as deputy high commissioner. During his tenure, India invaded East Pakistan - which led to the establishment of Bangladesh - and conducted what it called a "peaceful" nuclear test. After his posting ended, Mr. PEARSON spent the 1972-73 academic year in Vancouver as a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia.
From 1973 to 1980, the Pearsons were back in Ottawa, where Geoffrey was in charge of the policy analysis group at External Affairs, then director-general of the United Nations Division of External Affairs. He was also heavily involved in the posthumous completion of his father's memoirs - Lester PEARSON had died of cancer in December of 1972 - and in the planning for the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, one of 12 United World Colleges around the globe.
While at the United Nations bureau, he had a hand in drafting the speech that Pierre Trudeau delivered in the General Assembly on May 26, 1978, outlining a strategy to suffocate the arms race by "depriving" it "of the oxygen on which it feeds" by, among other things, prohibiting the production of fissionable material. That call was eventually incorporated in the first resolution passed by the General Assembly on that subject.
About this time, Mr. PEARSON was shifted again, so he could work directly under external affairs minister Donald Jamieson as adviser on disarmament and arms control affairs. In an interview with The Globe, Mr. PEARSON said: "The Canadian people are not up in arms (no pun intended), but there is more interest than there was before," referring to the priority that Mr. Trudeau had placed on increasing Canadian efforts to curb international arsenals of nuclear and conventional arms.
In June of 1980 (less than a year after the Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan), Mr. Trudeau named him ambassador to Moscow, an appointment that Mr. PEARSON, then 53, described as a total surprise. After postings in Paris, Mexico City and New Delhi, he spoke Spanish and French, but he had never studied Russian. Mr. PEARSON's commitment to peace and disarmament and his background and expertise earned by working for North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations were far more significant than language skills to a prime minister interested in carving an international legacy for himself as a peacemaker. As Mr. PEARSON quipped at the time: "There's no sense sending someone to Moscow who's an expert on trade."
He was recalled to Ottawa in the fall of 1983 to serve as Mr. Trudeau's special representative on arms control. After Mr. Trudeau resigned as prime minister in 1984, Mr. PEARSON launched an international peace initiative that he hoped would defuse the Cold War between Washington and Moscow. The plan included proposals for a summit of the five nuclear powers, a renewed and strengthened non-proliferation treaty, a ban on high-altitude, anti-satellite weapons and restrictions on the mobility of intercontinental missile launchers.
While Mr. Trudeau liaised personally with the British and Commonwealth countries, he asked Mr. PEARSON to sell the proposal to Chinese and Soviet leaders. The Moscow initiative was hampered by the prolonged ill-health of Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, who was hospitalized after suffering renal failure in February of 1983. In February of 1984, Mr. Trudeau met Mr. Andropov's successor, Konstantin Chernenko, for a brief and inconclusive discussion. That year, the Soviets boycotted the Summer Games in Los Angeles, at least partly in retaliation for the U.S.-led boycott of the Moscow Games four years earlier.
Mr. PEARSON resigned from External Affairs in 1985, after more than 30 years service, and accepted an appointment as inaugural executive director of the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, a think tank on disarmament and security issues that was established with $1.5-million in start-up funds from the federal government. He held the post for more than four years.
Mr. PEARSON wrote a book about the early years of his father's career, Seize the Day: Lester B. Pearson and Crisis Diplomacy, which was published in 1993. John English, reviewing it for The Globe, described the book as "clearly written" and "as much a tract for our times as a history of postwar Canadian diplomacy." According to Mr. English: "What [Geoffrey] PEARSON admires in his father's generation and times is the creativeness of Canadian diplomacy and the fundamental commitment to the United Nations as a symbol of moral leadership and a place for diplomatic opportunity. That generation 'seized the day' in dangerous times, and the world and Canada were better for it."
In 2000, Mr. PEARSON was made an officer of the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour, a designation that had been established in 1967 when his father was prime minister. He spent his last years in Ottawa with his wife, working on Anecdotage with the help of his daughter Hilary. At his 80th birthday party last summer - he didn't like celebrating himself on Christmas Day - he gave each member of his family a copy of his version of his life.
Geoffrey Arthur Holland PEARSON was born in Toronto on December 25, 1927. He died in his sleep at his Ottawa home on March 18, 2008. He was 80. Mr. PEARSON is survived by his wife, retired senator Landon PEARSON, and by their children Hilary, Katharine, Anne, Michael and Patricia. He also leaves his younger sister, Patricia Hannah, and 12 grandchildren. A service to celebrate his life will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church in Ottawa on April 12.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-28 published
PEARSON, Katharine Alice
Peacefully, sur rounded by her family, on Saturday, May 24, 2008, loving daughter of Landon PEARSON and the late Geoffrey PEARSON cherished mother of Graeme and Alex CAMPBELL. Deeply mourned by her partner, Joel BAIRD, by her siblings, Hilary, Anne, Michael and Patricia PEARSON; by Douglas CAMPBELL and by all of her extended family and many Friends. Sincere thanks to the staff and volunteers at the West Island Palliative Care Residence for their kindness and compassion. A private family service will be held. A celebration of Katharine's life will be held on Wednesday, June 25th at 3: 00 p.m. at the Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield, Montreal. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Oxfam Canada, 210-410 Adelaide St. West, Toronto M5V1S8, or the West Island Palliative Care Residence, 265 rue Andre Brunet, Kirkland, Québec H9H 3R4. We will all remember forever Katharine's brilliance, her generosity, her compassion, her commitment, her energy, her spirit, her beauty, her humility and her wit.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
HILL, Jerrine Mabel
Peacefully at her home, with her family by her side, on Sunday, March 9, 2008 in her 75th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Leonard HILL of Keswick. Loving mother of Linda HILL of Newmarket, Jim and Pat HILL, Leonard and Lori HILL, all of Keswick, Janet and Allan MARTELL of Toronto, Jerrine and Mike PEARSON, Lou-Ann and Bob KNOBEL and Patricia HILL, all of Keswick, Donna and Daniel VIENO of St. Catharines and Robert HILL of Keswick. Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of June SIMINICK of Toronto. Jerrine will be greatly missed by many Friends and relatives. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PEART o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-25 published
SMITH, June Carolyn Ellen (née NEWMAN)
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Monday, February 25th, 2008. The former June Carolyn Ellen NEWMAN, of Durham, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Raymond SMITH. Loving mother of Dan SMITH and his wife Lori of Durham, James SMITH and his wife Clair of Bowmanville, and Kim SMITH of Durham. Fondly remembered by her 6 grandchildren. Sister of Marlene and her husband Mel SCHOPF, Allan NEWMAN and his wife Norma, Brenda and her husband Ross PEART all of Durham, and Tom NEWMAN and his wife Linda of Toronto. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Eva NEWMAN and her brothers Jack and Roy NEWMAN. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of June's life will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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PEART o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-22 published
MAGUIRE, William Robert (1916-2008)
At Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, William Robert MAGUIRE passed away in his 92nd year. Loving husband of the late Erma I. (PEART) MAGUIRE (April 22, 1998.) Survived by 5 brothers and 3 sisters and predeceased by a brother Bev. Loving father to Terry and wife Diana, Paul and friend Samantha, Donna McLEAN and Patsy and husband Nathan HORTON. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Dad was an active member of the Lions Club International, Past President of the Ontario Barber Association and Past Chair of the London Transit Commission. Dad was also a passionate owner/trainer of standardbred race horses for over 30 years. He will be sadly missed by family and Friends. Many thanks to all the 5th floor staff at Chelsey Park. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 4: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow with family interment of ashes in Beechwood Cemetery, Forest at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Robert are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com.

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PEASE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-17 published
DAWSON, Ivan Roy
A resident of Blenheim and formerly of Raleigh Township, Ivan Roy DAWSON, age 86, completed his earthly journey and passed peacefully into the presence of the living God on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at the Blenheim Community Village. Wonderful and loving father of Bonnie (PEASE) and John DAWSON, both of Raleigh Township. Husband to May. Dear grandpa of Kristin and Geoff PEASE. Also survived by his sister Harriet KEARNS of Essex and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Margaret (DRURY) DAWSON, five sisters, Cora, Merle, Laura (CONNER,) Margaret (SMITH,) and Hazel (PHILCOX,) and five brothers, Edwin, Jim, George, John, and Harry. Ivan farmed in Raleigh Township and worked at Southwestern Regional Centre for 15 years. He was a member of Grace United Church and St. Luke's United Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home "Ford Chapel", 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Eric SKILLINGS officiating. Interment in Pardoville-Union Cemetery, Raleigh Township. In lieu of flowers, donations to Loads of Love would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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PEASEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
McFARLANE, Ethel (née MURDOCK)
Peacefully went on to her Heavenly Father on January 20th, 2008 at Bronson Place of the Glebe Centre, Ottawa. It was difficult for us to let you go but, knowing that God's gentle hand had led you home, helped us with the pain of missing you. You were loved by many and revered by all who were blessed to meet you. Ethel (née MURDOCK) was the beloved wife of the late Rev. Morgan McFARLANE who was the minister of Bell Street United Church from 1966 to 1978. She was a devoted and caring mother to Margaret PEASEY (Les) of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia; Marilyn ALLAN (Cliff) of Belleville, Ontario; Murdock (Debbie) of Beaconsfield, Quebec Jane BURTON (Bob) of Ottawa, Ontario, Shirley UNDERWOOD (Richard) of Toronto, Ontario and Greg (Pam) of Russell, Ontario. Dear sister of the late Clarence Davidson MURDOCK and the late Reginald William MURDOCK. Her loving and nurturing connection will be greatly missed by her 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to visit at Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Bell Street United Church, 384 Arlington Avenue, Ottawa, on Thursday, January 24th at 10: 30 a.m. Donations may be made in memory of Ethel to the Alzheimer Society. Condolences/donations at: www.mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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PEAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
MAXWELL, Lawrence Douglas
On Tuesday, January 15th, 2008, in Oakville, Doug completed the journey through his very full life which he started in Cleveland, Ohio on April 6, 1910. Predeceased by his beloved wife Violet and sister Margaret, he leaves his two loving daughters and their families: Gail (John) ROLLAND and their sons Robert, David and Richard (Selena and their children Justin, Braden and Jacqueline) and Sandra (Jim) FARLEY and their sons Max (Ceilia and their children Adam and Morgan) and Mike. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the care which Doug received in his later years from Doctor Robert GABRIEL and Doctor Don PEAT and the medical and hospital community which allowed him to enjoy an active life until the last. A service in celebration of Doug's life will be held at Saint_Jude's Church, 161 William Street, Oakville at 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2008. Remembrances in his honour may be made to the Oakville Hospital Foundation, 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3L7, or Saint_Jude's Church, L6J 1C5. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville. There will be no visitation. He will live in the hearts of his family.

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PEAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
PEAT, Mary (formerly BONNER)
Passed away peacefully at the Strathaven Lifecare Centre in Bowmanville on March 12, 2008. She is predeceased by her husbands Ted PEAT and Cid BONNER. She leaves behind a step-son Timothy PEAT and a step-niece Marion O'BRIEN. She will be lovingly remembered by her long-time Friends and caregivers George and Margo ASHE and their family. Mary had a long and satisfying career in the Controller's Office at the University of Toronto. A special thanks for the care provided by the staffs of both Greenview Lodge, Don Mills and Strathaven Lifecare Centre, Bowmanville. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 14. A service will be held in the chapel on Mary's 95th birthday, Saturday, March 15 at 11 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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PEAVOY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-25 published
GORTH, Edward " Ted"
Husband, father, friend to all, volunteer, accountant, caring Canadian. Born May 6, 1917, in St. Catharines, Ontario Died July 5, 2007, in Georgetown, Ontario, of cardiac arrest, aged 90.
By Marilyn PEAVOY, Page L6
Ted GORTH was the only son of three children. His loyalty and sense of responsibility were evident at an early age - he always looked out for his two sisters.
At 18, he became office boy at the former Alliance Paper Mills, later known as Domtar Fine Papers. He remained with the company until his retirement 42 years later.
Ted served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. During the Second World War, he was stationed in various places including Coal Harbour, British Columbia In 1944, Ted married Viola, his long-time sweetheart, and their first year of married life was spent in Vancouver. Following the war, Ted and Viola returned to domestic life in St. Catharines, where Ted resumed his career as a senior accountant. The company transferred him to Georgetown in 1960.
Family was always important to Ted, and with the arrival of Sharon and Marilyn, the family circle was complete.
Civic responsibilities were near and dear to his heart. He served as a school board trustee and chairman, and as a churchwarden.
His office closed its doors in 1977 and Ted remained as the final employee to ensure everyone received their pensions and health benefits. His calm, efficient and kindly handling of these disbursements was welcomed by many employees.
Once he retired, Ted wondered how he'd ever found time to work. He swung into full gear as a community volunteer, serving as director of the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce and working tirelessly for numerous charity golf tournaments, although he never played the game himself.
He was director of the local Canadian Cancer Society branch, and was also its treasurer and campaign chairman. For many years, he drove cancer patients to their treatments at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. Ted believed everyone has something to offer and he could learn "something new" from every person. To have known him was to feel valued.
Ted spearheaded and assisted with many projects. Even weeks before his death, he was arranging for guest speakers.
He was always humbled by the accolades he received, including Georgetown Citizen of the Year in 1987 and a Governor-General's Caring Canadian award in 1998.
A dedicated husband, father, friend and community member, he was always a gentleman, and the heart and soul of his family and of his community. He passed away in the arms of his wife and his daughters, surrounded by the love he had so freely given to others.
Marilyn PEAVOY is Ted's daughter.

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