ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-09 published
SEYMOUR, Frank
Frank SEYMOUR of Thornbury, and formerly of Collingwood Township, passed away peacefully at Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 in his 89th year.
Frank was born in Collingwood Township, a son of the late Ivor and Edith (née LEMINGTON) SEYMOUR of England.
As a young man, Frank was employed in the farming operations of the area and purchased his first house from his father located behind the Ravenna Store. After renting a farm for a few years, Frank purchased his own farm - the first farm south of Ravenna - which he managed as a mixed farming operation for over fifty years. Frank also worked at the Georgian Peaks for a number of years and will be remembered as a mail carrier on R.R.#2 Clarksburg. He was employed at Mitchell's Apple Plant both before and after it was destroyed by fire.
Following the sale of the farm, he and his wife moved into Thornbury where they resided for the past eleven years.
He will be lovingly remembered as a beloved husband by his wife of some fifty-two years, the former Leona WILSON.
He was the cherished father of John (Nancy) SEYMOUR of Ravenna, and Brenda (Doug) HEWGILL of Clarksburg.
He will be a most sadly missed Grandpa of Trish (Vaughn) PRIMEAU of Bowmanville; Ashley SEYMOUR of Kitchener; and Morgan, Darren and Blake HEWGILL all of Clarksburg. Sisters Marion (late Roy) SCARLETT, Violet (Howard) DAVIES and Georgina (late Harry) BOETTCHER all survive their brother Frank and he was predeceased by a brother Ernie (late Joan) SEYMOUR.
Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Doctor Brian GOODINGS, were conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Friday January 4, 2008 with committal and interment following at Maxwell Cemetery.
Granddaughter Ashley SEYMOUR served as a flower bearer and Roy ROBERTSON, Eric MARRIOTT, John McKEAN and grand_sons Morgan, Darren and Blake HEWGILL served as pallbearers.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-05-07 published
ROBERTSON, Donald Richard
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Monday April 28, 2008 of Markdale in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Bernice EDWARDS. Loving father of Blair (Maria) of Stoney Creek, Shirline (Dale) IVESON of Flesherton, Dana (Crystal) of Porters Lake, Nova Scotia and Sherri (Ken) MONTICELLO of Markdale. He will be love and remembered by grandchildren Rachel, Kevin, Kyle, Ryan, Evan, Haley, Stephanie, Nickolas, Benjaman and step-great-grand_son Andrew. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home Flesherton on Friday May 2 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Grey Bruce Health Services would be gratefully appreciated.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-18 published
LEIDL, Jack
Jack LEIDL, peacefully, at Rockwood Terrace, Durham, on Saturday, January 12, 2008, at the age of 77.
Jack is survived by his wife Ellen OLESEN; son Barry (B.J.) and his wife Nancy (FAZZARI) of Guelph; granddaughters Spencer, Jordan and Camryn; grand_sons Dylan and Quintin; stepdaughter Cheryl (ROBERTSON) and her husband John BIEL of Guelph and granddaughter Samantha BECKER; and stepson Jeff ROBERTSON of Markdale. Also survived by sisters Erna, Tee and Joan and brother Wink and their families. Predeceased by five brothers and one sister.
At Jack's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held in Guelph at a later date. A memorial will also be held in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia on his birthday and anniversary, Friday, July 18, 2008.
Memorial donations to Rockwood Terrace would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services, 519-371-8507.

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ROBERTSON 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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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-14 published
LEIDL, Jack
Peacefully at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the age of 77. Jack is survived by his wife Ellen OLESEN son Barry (B.J.) and his wife Nancy (Fazzari) of Guelph; granddaughters Spencer, Jordan and Camryn; grand_sons Dylan and Quintin; stepdaughter Cheryl (ROBERTSON) and her husband John BIEL of Guelph and granddaughter Samantha BECKER; and stepson Jeff ROBERTSON of Markdale. Also survived by sisters Erna, Tee and Joan and brother Wink and their families. Predeceased by 5 brothers and 1 sister. At Jack's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held in Guelph at a later date. A memorial will also be held in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia on his birthday and anniversary, Friday, July 18, 2008. Memorial donations to Rockwood Terrace would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-19 published
MacLEAN, Clare E.
Entered into glory January 17th, 2008, at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. son of the late Irene (SMITH) and Allan MacLEAN, beloved husband of June (SCARROW,) father of Heather HISEY (Mark,) Paul MacLEAN, Cheryl POULIN (Jim) and Peter SCARROW. Loved and adored by his grandchildren, Robbie, Stephanie and Leslie-Jane HISEY, Danielle and Michael SCARROW. Dear nephew to Delbert and Doris SMITH. Special brother-in-law to Jim and Shirley SCARROW, Evelyn and John FACETTE, Dave and Carolyn SCARROW, Marilyn and Dave MacKINNON, Ron WHITE/WHYTE and the late Marg WHITE/WHYTE, John SCARROW, Mary and Alex ROBERTSON and Chuck SCARROW. Special thank you to the Oakville Fire Department and Ambulance services and the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Unit staff and Doctor HEFFERNAN. Visitation at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Saturday, January 19th, 7-9 p.m. Sunday January 20th 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Clare's life will take place at Harvest Bible Chapel, 1215 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Monday, January 21st at 2 p.m. On-line condolences may be made at www.oakviewfuneral.ca.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-21 published
BOWHEY, Leith Robert
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on January 19, 2008. Leith BOWHEY of Thornbury in his 81st year. Loving father of Denise RUTHVEN (John) of Clarksburg and Deborah SMITH (Michael) of Rocklyn. Predeceased by his son Robert in 2002. Sadly missed grandpa of Michelle LIONETTI (Alex,) Melanie RUTHVEN (Tim,) Amanda RUTHVEN (Ian), Josh SMITH, Nathan SMITH (Georgia) and Tiah SMITH. Great-grandpa of Cassandra and Marissa LIONETTI; and Camryn and Aniah RUTHVEN- ROBERTSON. Dear brother of Thelma WILSON (Jack,) Vernon BOWHEY (Lorraine) and Larry BOWHEY. Leith will be greatly missed by many family and Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Monday January 21st, from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Doctor Brian GOODINGS, will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. with interment and committal to follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to Errinrung Residence Council, Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-20 published
COOK, John Harvie
Of R.R.#2 Dobbinton, suddenly on Saturday, February 16, 2008 in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Tena (ROBERTSON,) father of Jennifer and her husband David TEDFORD of Tara and grandfather of Tony and Madison. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his parents Allan and Doreen COOK of Chesley; brothers Fred (Norma) of London and Robert (Chris) of New Hamburg; sisters Joan (Mark) FARROW of Chesley and Marion (Paul) BARTON of North Bay. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Harvie's life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Saint_John's United Church, Chesley at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, Chesley Hospital Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-01 published
WARWICK, Peter Alfred
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services-Owen Sound, on Sunday, March 30th, 2008. Peter Alfred WARWICK, of Owen Sound, in his 61st year. Dearly beloved husband of Kaye WARWICK (née ROBERTSON.) Loving father of Amanda (Jay) PAUSNER and Andrew (Melissa) WARWICK, both of Owen Sound. Loving grandfather of Emma PAUSNER. Dear brother of Paul (Alana) WARWICK, of Meaford and Robert WARWICK of Owen Sound. Dear brother-in-law of Mardy and Al HUNTER, Alan ROBERTSON and his partner, Gayle, and Jim and Karen ROBERTSON. Predeceased by his parents, Doug and Helen WARWICK, his parents-in-law, Norm and Winnie ROBERTSON and his brother-in-law, Bill ROBERTSON. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 -14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Peter WARWICK will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to Alpha 1-Canada or G.R.A.C.E. as your expression of sympathy.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-30 published
ROBERTSON, Donald Richard
At the Grey Bruce Health Services - Markdale, on Monday, April 28, 2008 of Markdale in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Bernice EDWARDS. Loving father of Blair (Maria) of Stoneycreek, Shirline (Dale) IVESON of Flesherton, Dana (Crystal) of Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, and Sherri (Ken) MONTICELLO of Markdale. He will be loved and remembered by grandchildren Rachel, Kevin, Kyle, Ryan, Evan, Haley, Stephanie, Nickolas, Benjaman and Step-great-grand_son Andrew. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Friday, May 2 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Grey Bruce Health Services would be gratefully appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-13 published
HAHN, Thelma
Our Mom and Gram, Thelma HAHN, passed on at the Markdale Hospital in the early hours of June 12, leaving us to remember how she loved books, birds, babies and music. Remembering her now and always are Carl and Sheila BALLS, Michael BALLS, Catherine and Stuart ROBERTSON and their children Liam and Gwyneth, Bob SMITH and Sharon HARRISON, Renata SMITH, Joel and Eva SMITH, and Yolanda BARTLEY. Aunt Gert and Uncle Len, Uncle Dave and Aunt Donna, we appreciate your support and your love for Mom, especially through these last weeks. Family will gather on June twenty-first to honour Thelma's memory. If you want to remember her in a special way, please donate a book to a library in her name.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-20 published
BLACKLOCK, Keith William
Suddenly at his residence in Meaford Wednesday afternoon June 18, 2008. Keith BLACKLOCK of Meaford in his 43rd year. Beloved husband of Jennifer (née SANDERSON.) Loved father of Jacob and Lily both at home. Loving son of Bill and Marion BLACKLOCK of R.R.#4, Tara. Dear brother of Karen ROBERTSON and her husband Charles of Frances Lake. Dear son-in-law of Ron and Mary FULLER of Meaford. Dear brother-in-law of Kathy and her husband Darren McCAUSLAND of Meaford and Patty SANDERSON of Sarnia. Lovingly remembered by his grandparents Doug and Shirley FULLER of Elliott Lake and several nephews and nieces. Keith was a member of Sauble Anglers and Hunters and a member of the Tara Legion. Friends may call at Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Gerry HOFSTETTER officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to a “Trust Fund for the children Jacob and Lily” would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Keith by the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth. 519-935-2754 or Toll free 1-888-340-3467.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-12 published
BLACK, Leroy
Peacefully on March 10, 2008 at McGarrell Place, Leroy Black passed away at the age of 73. Predeceased by his wife Barbara (2003.) Dear father of Steven (Susan) and Doug (Morag ROBERTSON.) Loving grandfather of Amanda and Jessica. Leroy retired from Kellog's after 40 years. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
RALSTON, Donalda Mae (née MacPHEE)
At her residence on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Donalda Mae RALSTON (née MacPHEE) of Canterbury Street, Woodstock in her 105th year. Beloved wife of the late Rev. James Oates RALSTON (1949.) Dear aunt of Samuel MacPHEE and his wife Sandra of Nova Scotia, Jeanne MacMILLAN of New Brunswick, Caroll ESTEY and her husband Bob of Connecticut, Heather ENGLISH and her husband David and JoAnne DEMERCHANT and her husband Garnet, both of New Brunswick. Loved great aunt of Stephen ROBERTSON of England and Andrew ROBERTSON of Guelph. Also survived by several great-grand nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her step-son Keith RALSTON, step-daughters Helen and Doris RALSTON, siblings, Muriel DICKSON/DIXON, Mary MacPHEE, John MacPHEE and Donald MacPHEE. Donalda graduated from Queens University and taught at W.C.I. for several years. She was also a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Friday after 12: 00 p.m. where the complete service will be held in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. James GRANT and Marg DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS officiating. Interment later in the Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-19 published
ROBERTSON, Ebba
In loving memory of Ebba, dear wife and best friend, mother and grandmother, who passed away 2 years ago, March 19, 2006. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, We have so many memories, And your picture in a frame. Our hearts still ache with sadness, In silence our tears still flow, For what in meant to lose you, No one will ever know. Sadly missed by husband Gil, daughter Marna, son Randy, grandchildren Lindsay, Maranda, Shaneysa, Elaython, Brayden, sister Cora BLACK, niece Pat McLEISH, her cat Ted and many Friends - London, Blenheim and Chatham.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
WILLIAMS, Margaret Isabel (née WHITE/WHYTE)
Peacefully, at the London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, with her family by her side, Margaret Isabel WILLIAMS of Bryanston in her 83rd year, on March 19, 2008. Dear mother of Gloria ROBERTSON (Kevin BOSLEY,) Jeanette and Ken LAW, Keith (Squeak) WILLIAMS (Shelley FEUERSTEIN,) Cindy and Barry WADE and Glenn WILLIAMS. Beloved Grandmother of Zach, Jamie (Sara,) Ashley, Lindsay (Raul), Craig, Robert, and Kelsey. Great-grandmother of Derek, Aaron, and Alexandria. Predeceased by her parents George and Lily (YOUNG) WHITE/WHYTE of Dartford, England and grand_son Nathan WADE Mom was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and served during World War 2 in Yorkshire, England. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. (at Wavell) London, on Monday, March 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or London Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
MacDUFF, Edith Chapman
Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Edith Chapman MacDUFF, on March 25, 2008, in her 81st year. Lovingly remembered by her husband Ron. Dearly loved Mum of Pamela ROBERTSON (George) and Tammy MILNE (David.) Loved by her grandchildren Cameron ROBERTSON and Veronica and Samantha MILNE. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the dedicated staff of Maple Avenue, North Lambton Lodge for the kindness and care shown to Edith in her long battle with Alzheimer's. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
JACOBS, Wilfrid Thomas
Of Caressant Care Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, April 4th, 2008, at his late residence, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Annie (ROBBINS) JACOBS (2007) and dearly loved step-father of Linda and her husband Ralph ROBERTSON of Hamilton and the late James "Jimmy" ALLEN (2007) and his wife Thelma ALLEN of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Christopher MILLMAN and Jasmin and Laurisa ALLEN. Dear brother of Kathleen GILES of Port Credit. Predeceased by 4 brothers Alex, Gerald, Hubert and John JACOBS. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Wilf was born in Yarmouth Township on October 15, 1927, the son of the late George and Lois (BROWN) JACOBS. He was retired from Canada Brick. He was a member of the Saint Thomas Lodge #76 of the Oddfellows, Elgin Encampment #20 and was a former member of the Labour Centre and Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 3: 00 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
HARRIS, Charles Richard (June 29 1937-April 4 2008)
Loving husband of Lois HARRIS (50 yrs) proud father of Patricia ROBERTSON (Doug), Randy (Kat), brother of Carol KINDORNAY (Louis). Predeceased by sisters Gail (Joe), Joan (Alex), proud Grandfather of Justin, Kayley, and Kyley. Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Brantford Hospital, special thank you to Marilyn, Karen, Cathy, Dr. BRUBACHER, and Friends of the family. Memorial to be held at Dundas Centre United Church May 10 2008 @ 2 p.m. cremation has taken place.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
DIVIRGILIO, Gabriele
The family of the late Gabriele DIVIRGILIO would like to express sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation to everyone for their kind support. Thank you for the floral tributes, memorial donations, masses, visits, baking, cards, telephone calls and words of condolence received at our time of need. Special thanks to: Donohue Funeral Home for your remarkable service and attention to detail; Silvana Palombo at Saint Peter's Cemetery for your advice, guidance and very special Friendship; University Hospital Intensive Care Unit Bays 4 and 6 for your gentle care and willingness to accommodate Dr. Ian KERR and Mary Liz BLAND at the London Regional Cancer Program for your many years of support and kind words that will be remembered for a lifetime. Father Joseph DABROWSKI at Saint Mary's Catholic Church for your visits and spiritual guidance; Saint Mary's Catholic Women's League for serving a wonderful meal that fed the body and soul; Most importantly, thank you Anna HOULTON, Carlo and Michelle MASTROGIUSEPPE, Linda KRAVCIK and Jo ROBERTSON. No words can describe my profound appreciation for the love and respect that you gave to my dear Gabriele. Being surrounded by your love made his journey more beautiful. God bless you for being at our side. We are eternally grateful for all of the many acts of kindness and love. A mass of thanksgiving will take place Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 1 Fallon's Lane (off Huron, East of Highbury). Please join us. Olga DIVIRGILIO and Family

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-20 published
COOPER, Robert C.
Peacefully at home with his wife by his side and surrounded by his loving family, was welcomed home by the Lord on Friday, April 18, 2008, in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Cherished son of the late Charles and Nancy COOPER. Dear brother of Debbie BENNETT, Brenda CHAPMAN (Ken) and Cathy ROBERTSON (Don). Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews. He was a loving stepfather to Debbie SKORBINSKI (Ray,) Kenny DUNN (Kelly) and most cherished grandfather to Dustin, Nicholas, Stephen, Zachary, Kaycee, Tyler and Aaron. Bob's beautiful legacy to his family and Friends and to his loving grandchildren was a life lived each day to honour his Lord and Saviour and for the music he so lovingly composed and sang in His praise. He will be remembered by everyone who knew him for his gentle spirit, love of life and his inspiring political and history discussions. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, 22424 Adelaide Rd., Mt Brydges, Ontario (519-264-1100) on Monday, April 21st, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to follow on Tuesday from the funeral home commencing at 11: 00 a.m. with Major Earle BIRT officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
ZAVITZ, Ernest Owen
Of Strathroy, died suddenly but peacefully in his home on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Married for 60+ years, he lost the love of his life Norma (PRANGLEY) in February 2007. Loving father of Libby (David) SCOTT of Courtright; Ron (Joanne) of Strathroy; Sharon (Archie, 1993) LEWIS of Strathroy; Ken (Sherri) of Kerwood; and Bruce (Wendy) of St. George. Proud grandpa of Matthew, Erin (Alan) and Laura SCOTT; Becky (Shay), Monica (Dave) and Jill (John) ZAVITZ; Kim (Greg), Denise (Jeremy) and Pam LEWIS Chandra, Bryce and Madison ZAVITZ; and Jenna and Klae ZAVITZ. Great-grandpa of Jesse, Dylan and Jayden KNIGHT; Sarah and Lindsay VERBERNE; and Abigail ROBERTSON. Dear brother of Walter (Dorothy) ZAVITZ of Strathroy, Lyle (Carole) ZAVITZ of Strathroy and Allan ZAVITZ of Komoka. Brother-in-law of Donnie WILLIAMS of Waterdown and Ross (Barb) PRANGLEY of Blenheim. Ernie will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Owen and Charlotte ZAVITZ, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Grant and Vi PRANGLEY and John Jr. WILLIAMS. Resting at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Private family interment in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Lions Club service at the funeral home on Friday at 6: 30 p.m. In memory of Ernie, donations may be made to the Poplar Hill Lions Club, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Dad lived life to the fullest each and every day of his life. He enjoyed volunteering for the Poplar Hill Lions Club and working at Cuddy's for many years. Everyone in Strathroy and area will remember Dad's friendly grin. Proudly they called our father "my friend". A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ernie.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
ROBERTSON, George " Geordie"
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of George ROBERTSON, on Friday, May 23rd 2008, at Saint_Joseph's Lifecare Centre. He was in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Shirley ROBERTSON (2001.) Much loved father of Pat (Doug) McLEISH (née ROBERTSON) of Brantford. Beloved grandfather of Ryan and Paul. Dear brother of Gil of Chatham and his late sister-in-law Ebba. Fondly missed by niece Marna and nephew Randy. Best friend of Tom 'Scrap' BROWNLIE and his wife Irene, and dear friend of Joe PELESH and his wife Ann. George will be missed by many other great Friends and neighbours. George was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force of World War 2, squadron #433. He loved his old timer's weekly Cherryhill Coffee Club, that reminisced on their baseball and hockey days. He was a well respected baseball umpire and Ontario Hockey Association hockey referee. George retired after 25 years as manager from the London L.C.B.O. He enjoyed many years of Huff 'n' Puff hockey, golf and the London Knights games. Thanks to the great care provided by Doctor HADLEY and caregivers of Saint_Joseph's Lifecare Centre. Dad, we will miss your sense of humour and your warm and generous heart. At George's request cremation has taken place privately. Friends will be received at the Beckett - Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, on Thursday, May 29th, from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in London at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 727 Southdale Road East, (at the corner of Wellington and Southdale) on Saturday, May 31st, at 2: 00 p.m. A private family burial of ashes is planned for a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Alzheimer's Society of Brant or the Saint_Joseph's Lifecare Foundation would be greatly appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of George in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest. www.beckettglaves.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-03 published
ROBERTSON, Olive (October 3, 1920-June 3, 2007)
Remembering our dear, sweet Mother Who passed away one year ago today. Within our book of memories Are loving thoughts of you And all the dear and thoughtful things You'd often say and do. And as we turn the pages And recall each single thought We realize the happiness Your love has always brought. There are memories of our childhood Those bright and happy days There are memories of your wisdom And your understanding ways. There are memories of your laughter And your warm and cheery smile That chase away the gray clouds And make life more worthwhile. There are memories of your kindness Of your warm and tender touch Your sweet and gentle nature That we love so very much. When we recall these memories Every day, they're dearer still We loved you then, we love you now And mother, we always will. Forever loved and cherished by your children, Edgar, Mary, Cathy and Edna, and by your grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-08 published
GARTON, Marjorie Aileen (née CULHAM)
Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, June 6, 2008. Mrs. Marjorie GARTON of Port Dover in her 88th year. Daughter of the late Henry and Jean CULHAM. She was best friend and partner of Harold GARTON for over 60 years. Mrs. GARTON was also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Marjorie loved bowling, riding her bicycle, her home and the theatre. She was a long time member of the Simcoe Little Theatre, a 25 year volunteer for the Port Dover Lighthouse Theatre, former employee of the Long Point Region Conservation Authority and the Ministry of Agriculture and Foods. She had a great interest in conservation and the protection and prevention of cruelty to animals and wildlife. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Reverend Bryan ROBERTSON officiating followed by cremation with interment at Aylmer Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-17 published
GLOVER, Audrey Pearl Ethel (née BELL)
At Elgin Manor on Monday, June 16, 2008, Audrey Pearl Ethel GLOVER formerly of Aylmer passed away peacefully in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Sydney GLOVER (2007.) Beloved mother of Linda CAMERON and husband John of Port Elgin, Frances CLARKSON and husband Robert of San Antonio, Texas and Barbara WATTERWORTH and husband Duncan of Saint Thomas. Loved by her grandchildren Darek KINSEY and wife Denise, Ryan KINSEY and partner Suzanne TOTH, Tami KINSEY, Lisa PALAZZOLO and husband Nino, Stephen MARCZENKO and wife Laurie, Andrea MARCZENKO and partner Norm JUDD, Brooke WATTERWORTH and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Rhea MOODY of Saint_John and Edna ROBERTSON and husband Len of Calgary and the late Lillian BELL, Hugh BELL and Wesley BELL. Born in Empress, Alberta on July 8, 1922 to the late Roy Wesley and Ethel (SMITH) BELL while her New Brunswick born parents were out west for a few years farming. They returned to New Brunswick and settled in the Bains Corner area outside of Saint_John. Audrey graduated from the Saint_John General School of Nursing in 1944 and married Syd in 1945. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church and became an accomplished sewer, bridge player and golfer. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer, on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday June 19, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow with burial in Orwell Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
McINTYRE, Helen F.
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, June 21, 2008, Captain (retired) Helen F. McINTYRE, of Ingersoll, in her 87th year. Daughter of the late George and Pearl McINTYRE. Dear sister of Muriel LOCKHART of Ingersoll and the late John LOCKHART (1997.) Aunt of the families of Lynda REESOR (Ron), Helen LOCKHART, Al LOCKHART (Cheryl), Bill LOCKHART (Anna), Mary ROBERTSON (Ron) and Polly McDONALD (Bob) and Jessie's children Colin and Fiona. Predeceased by her sister Jessie CRAIG (1993) and brother-in-law Ken CRAIG (1998.) Helen was in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and served in the Korean War, nursing near the front lines. She remained in the army until her retirement in 1971 and had postings in Germany (3 tours) and various bases in Canada. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Memorial donations to Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care of Alexandra Hospital, Alzheimer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600). The family wishes to thank the staff of Oxford Manor, Alexandra Hospital and Woodingford Lodge, Ingersoll for their patience and excellent care of Aunt Helen for the last few years.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-24 published
ROBERTSON, Doris
Peacefully at Norview Lodge, Simcoe, on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Doris ROBERTSON passed away in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) ROBERTSON. Loving mother of Elizabeth and her husband Fred GAMMAGE, predeceased by her daughter Marsha CHARLTON. Dear mother-in-law of Jeff CHARLTON. Loving grandma of Kim and Dave, Mike and Sandra, Bob and Andrew. Dear great-grandma of Quinn and Reid. Funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 1 p.m. (visitation one hour prior). Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
ROBERTSON, Arne
Died in Toronto, December 31, 2007. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, 1952. Predeceased by parents, Doctor Bill and Ruby ROBERTSON. Survived by siblings John (Linda), Mary (Richard), Peg (John), Don (Kathy), Doug (Lynn) and families. Donations to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Condolences to arnecondolences@gmail.com. Summer memorial service on Saint_Joseph Island to celebrate Arne.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
ROBERTSON, Wanza Kate (née BUCKLEY)
On Saturday, January 19, 2008, of cancer, surrounded by family at her home in Mississauga, Ontario. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, on July 12, 1928, Wanza was the first child of the late Eric and Edna (née HONSBERGER) BUCKLEY (Windsor, Ontario) and a loving older sister to the late Keith BUCKLEY (2000.) She was predeceased by her mother- and father-in-law Agnes (née BAILLIE) and Peter ROBERTSON (Bishopbriggs and Glasgow, Scotland and Windsor, Ontario,) her husband of 41 years, Ronald ROBERTSON, Q.C., in 1992, and by their daughter, Heather Agnes, in 1980. Wanza was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a great friend to many. She will be greatly missed by her three surviving children and their spouses, Peter ROBERTSON (Antonietta SEUCHARAN) Holly ROBERTSON (Gaetano AMATO), and Kate ROBERTSON (Michael HOPTON). She will also be deeply missed by her eight grandchildren: Kate, Eric, and Natalie AMATO; Lee and Cole ROBERTSON; and Matthew, Sarah and Aimee HOPTON. She was a cherished sister-in- law to childhood friend Margaret SPETTIGUE (née ROBERTSON) (Owen SPETTIGUE) of Leamington, Ontario, and sister-in-law Judy BUCKLEY (née LAWRASON) of St Catharines and Toronto, and a very special aunt to their respective children: Margaret-Ann, Charles, James, Katherine and Christine SPETTIGUE; and Erica and Andrew BUCKLEY. Dedicated to the wellbeing of others, especially family, she was also very active in the community. As a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years, she drove cancer patients to appointments and treatments. She also delivered meals on behalf of Meals on Wheels. Even the local wildlife benefited from her thoughtfulness: Wanza nurtured milkweed and other native plants in her backyard gardens long before it became trendy to do so. Wanza was a private person, but her kindness and wry sense of humour drew many to her. She was intensely interested in politics and enjoyed well-informed and lively political discussions. With her keen intellect, she was an avid reader and wordsmith, but nobody could say more by simply arching an eyebrow. Her Friends and family will miss her empathy, dry wit, and wise counsel. Wanza endured her illness and her difficult final weeks and days with her characteristic grace and dignity and with a stoicism and sense of humour that was typical of her approach to life's troubles. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Memorial Presbyterian Church, 24 Stavebank Rd. North, (Port Credit) Mississauga (905-278- 8907), at 10: 30 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, The Canadian Cancer Society or Plan Canada (formerly Foster Parents Plan) would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-25 published
ROBERTSON, Wanza Kate (née BUCKLEY)
On Saturday, January 19, 2008, of cancer, surrounded by family at her home in Mississauga, Ontario. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, on July 12, 1928, Wanza was the first child of the late Eric and Edna (née HONSBERGER) BUCKLEY (Windsor, Ontario) and a loving older sister to the late Keith BUCKLEY (2000.) She was predeceased by her mother and father-in-law Agnes (née BAILLIE) and Peter ROBERTSON (Bishopbriggs and Glasgow, Scotland and Windsor, Ontario,) her husband of 41 years, Ronald ROBERTSON, Q.C., in 1992, and by their daughter, Heather Agnes, in 1980. Wanza was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a great friend to many. She will be greatly missed by her three surviving children and their spouses, Peter ROBERTSON (Antonietta SEUCHARAN) Holly ROBERTSON (Gaetano AMATO), and Kate ROBERTSON (Michael HOPTON). She will also be deeply missed by her eight grandchildren: Kate, Eric, and Natalie AMATO; Lee and Cole ROBERTSON; and Matthew, Sarah and Aimee HOPTON. She was a cherished sister-in-law to childhood friend Margaret SPETTIGUE (née ROBERTSON) (Owen SPETTIGUE) of Leamington, Ontario, and sister-in-law Judy BUCKLEY (née LAWRASON) of St Catharines and Toronto, and a very special aunt to their respective children: Margaret-Ann, Charles, James, Katherine and Christine SPETTIGUE; and Erica and Andrew BUCKLEY. Dedicated to the wellbeing of others, especially family, she was also very active in the community. As a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years, she drove cancer patients to appointments and treatments. She also delivered meals on behalf of Meals on Wheels. Even the local wildlife benefited from her thoughtfulness: Wanza nurtured milkweed and other native plants in her backyard gardens long before it became trendy to do so. Wanza was a private person, but her kindness and wry sense of humour drew many to her. She was intensely interested in politics and enjoyed wellinformed and lively political discussions. With her keen intellect, she was an avid reader and wordsmith, but nobody could say more by simply arching an eyebrow. Her Friends and family will miss her empathy, dry wit, and wise counsel. Wanza endured her illness and her difficult final weeks and days with her characteristic grace and dignity and with a stoicism and sense of humour that was typical of her approach to life's troubles. A memorial service was held at St. Andrew's Memorial Presbyterian Church, in Port Credit, Mississauga on January 25, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, The Canadian Cancer Society or Plan Canada (formerly Foster Parents Plan) would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-30 published
ROBERTSON, Dalton Sinclair
Suddenly on Sunday, January 27, 2008 while holidaying in Mexico. Only child of Mary Elizabeth (May) SINCLAIR and Dalton Gartley ROBERTSON. Dalton Jr. was born October 25, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island, where his parents lived for two years - returning to Toronto shortly after Dalton's birth. In the mid-1930s they moved to live with Duncan SINCLAIR, the maternal grandparent - former Member of Parliament and long-time Mayor - in the town of Harriston, Ontario. Dalton thoroughly enjoyed Harriston, especially since he co-authored two page-one columns for the Harriston Review. Honours B.A. University of Toronto 1949, then a year of graduate work University of Chicago. Department of Labour's economics and research branch in Ottawa for three years where he created a magazine for the Civil Service Association of Ottawa and made many life-long Friends. Then two years in Montreal as associate editor of Canadian Business Magazine, determinedly en route to The Financial Post in Toronto where he was taken on staff in 1955 by the brilliant and awesome Ronald A. MacEachern. He soon ended up with another two regular front-page pieces: an editorial called The Nation's Business and a Business Outlook column. He was a fine writer and editor with a good eye for hiring and a capacity for firing without leaving blood on the floor. He was associate editor for years, usually also in charge of bureaus, then, in 1977 executive editor responsible for putting the paper out. He planned early retirement in France where he bought a house on the ramparts of a fortified hill village and departed his job in 1987 mainly because 31 years was enough and a whole new world in France was waiting. A private graveside service will be held at the Harriston Cemetery. Friends Brian Wilks and Bea Riddell are planning a gathering to be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.hardy-leefuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
ROBERTSON, Dalton
Dalton's Friends are invited to a gathering at The University Club of Toronto (380 University Avenue) to remember him and celebrate the life of a remarkable man, Monday, February 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-05 published
ROBERTSON, Dalton
Dalton's Friends are invited to a gathering at The University Club of Toronto (380 University Avenue) to remember him and celebrate the life of a remarkable man, Monday, February 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-06 published
ROBERTSON, Dalton
Dalton's Friends are invited to a gathering at The University Club of Toronto (380 University Avenue) to remember him and celebrate the life of a remarkable man, Monday, February 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-07 published
ROBERTSON, Dalton
Dalton's Friends are invited to a gathering at The University Club of Toronto (380 University Avenue) to remember him and celebrate the life of a remarkable man, Monday, February 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-08 published
ROBERTSON, Dalton
Dalton's Friends are invited to a gathering at The University Club of Toronto (380 University Avenue) to remember him and celebrate the life of a remarkable man, Monday, February 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-09 published
BRADBURY, J. Taylor
(March 11, 1915-February 1, 2008)
Taylor BRADBURY has left his beloved Hudson. It is with deep sadness that his family announces his passing on February 1, 2008 in his 93rd year. He will be greatly missed by his son Jay (Astrid), his daughter Bonnie (Rick), his devoted granddaughters Zoe (Arnie), Oona (Dirk), and Tiffy, and his great-grand_sons Anil and Arun. Born in Outremont, the eldest child of Elise WHITE/WHYTE and Charles BRADBURY, he was raised on the family's riding stable (Riding School of Montreal) at the corner of Côte-des-Neiges and Remembrance Road. He spent his youth riding and ski jumping on Mount Royal and attending to the horses at summer camps in the Laurentians. He was educated at the High School of Montreal and Westmount High School, before entering McGill University. He played football and basketball in high school and was a member of the ski team at McGill. Taylor joined the Sun Life Assurance Company in 1935 where he started as a clerk and left 48 years later as a Senior Vice President and Canadian General Manager. He met the love of his life Margaret (Bobbie) ROBERTSON at Sun Life. They were married in Montreal West in June, 1942, where son Jay and daughter Bonnie joined them in 1943 and 1946. After 3 years of war service (1942-1945) in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a navigator and instructor, Taylor took up residence in Montreal West with his young family. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree at night at Sir George Williams University while continuing his career at Sun Life. In 1953, he moved his family to Hudson where he lived till now. He took a keen interest in Hudson affairs, serving as a Town Councillor for 19 years, and then as Mayor for 16 years, before retiring from municipal politics in 1988. He was an active gardener, a curler and a golfer at the Hudson Curling Club and the Whitlock Golf and Country Club, and a member of the Hudson Yacht Club. Taylor outlived his wife Bobbie and her siblings, his sister Helen (Douglas) and his brothers John and Reg. Bonnie and Jay want to thank everyone who helped and cared for Taylor in his later years and made it possible for him to live at home till the end. Special thanks go to Ann Sullivan, Louise Castonguay, and Carol Goodeve. A memorial service is planned for the Spring. Burial will take place at the United Church Cote - St. Charles Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to 140 Upper McNaughton Avenue, Hudson, Quebec, J0P 1H0 or info@sportolympia.com. Donations can be made to Nova Hudson.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-11 published
ROBERTSON, Joyce (née MADGWICK)
Peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2008 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Doctor Struan F. Loving mother of Andrew and his wife Valerie, David, Bruce and his wife Karen, Keith, and Margaret McKEEMAN. Cherished Grannie of Jennifer, Graeme, Ian, Cameron and Emily. Joyce will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends both in Canada and England. Joyce graduated as a nurse and midwife from Middlesex Hospital in London, England. She served with the Royal Air Force in the African Front during World War 2 where she met her husband. She then came to Canada in 1946 where the family settled in Toronto. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (Between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Church Kingsway, 2850 Bloor St. W. on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-15 published
Financial Post editor was the godfather of business journalism in Canada
An economist first and journalist second, he understood early the importance of properly covering Bay Street and financial affairs. He also had an uncanny knack for discovering newsroom talent
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- Dalton ROBERTSON was executive editor of The Financial Post back when it was a broadsheet weekly and had enormous influence in the framing of public policy in Canada. He knew his weekly could not compete with The Globe and Mail's daily Report on Business, but using clear writing and solid content, he often scooped the competition.
Every week for more than 20 years, he wrote two front-page columns for the paper. One was an unsigned editorial, called The Nation's Business. The other was the Outlook column, a weekly examination of politics and economics in Canada.
He joined the newspaper in 1955 and, over the course of 32 years, Mr. ROBERTSON became a hugely influential figure in Canadian business journalism.
Dalton ROBERTSON was born in Rhode Island to Canadian parents who returned home soon after his birth. He spent much of his boyhood in Harriston, Ontario, a rural backwater about halfway between Toronto and Lake Huron. Although he came from a distinguished family - one of his grandfathers had been both the mayor of Harriston and a member of Parliament - he grew up relatively poor.
After Harriston High School, he went to the University of Toronto, graduating in 1949. He studied economics at the University of Chicago, although he was never of the Milton Friedman school of thought. Mr. ROBERTSON's politics were capital-L Liberal and he was an admirer of Walter Gordon, who was minister of finance in the Lester Pearson years and a staunch Canadian economic nationalist.
Mr. ROBERTSON worked in the economics and research branch of federal Labour Department for three years. His main achievement there was starting a magazine for the Civil Service Association. His first full-time job in journalism was at Canadian Business magazine, then located in Montreal. He joined the Financial Post two years later, at $500 a year.
He was hired by Ron McEACHREN, a tyrant of an editor who terrified most of his employees. Not Mr. ROBERTSON. They proved to get along well. He learned to mimic Mr. McEACHREN's voice and he liked to telephone reporters and demand they report to the boss's office. The reporters would arrive, shaking in their boots, to find Mr. ROBERTSON waiting outside the door and hugely enjoying his joke.
He took his work seriously, however, and felt passionately about the issues of the day. In 1961, he rose to the defence of James Coyne, the Bank of Canada governor, who was fired by prime minister John Diefenbaker for taking a contradictory attitude to inflation.
"Dalton was firmly against inflation and for the bank's independence," said his friend and colleague Neville NANKIVELL, who was editor of the Financial Post for many years.
During the peak of stagflation in the Pierre Trudeau years, Mr. ROBERTSON chastised the federal Liberals for failing to control inflation. "Restraint, it seems, has been clearly established as all that is needed to cure Canada's persistent twitch towards double-digit inflation," began his editorial of February 7, 1976.
Besides writing editorials, he was sent all over the world to return with essays and long reports on such events as Britain entering the European Community. He was dispatched to Australia to investigate why that country's development was eclipsing Canada's and how that might have shocked Wilfrid Laurier, a prime minister who had famously predicted that the 20th century would belong to Canada.
"The tide of money going into Australian resources - and many other factors as well - suggests that if the 20th century is to belong to anybody, it may be to Australia and not to Canada," he wrote in a long special report in 1971.
Later, as executive editor, he was in charge of just about everything, including running the paper's domestic and foreign bureaus. A slender and outgoing man who was well liked by colleagues, he possessed a distinctive sense of style and a refined fondness for certain cigars. With one eye brown and the other blue, he sported a neatly trimmed beard and dressed well even while at home with Friends. Once, on a trip to the Middle East, he took along a white suit but was discouraged from attending a formal dinner. Canadian embassy officials insisted he stay away; only the local potentate could wear white.
In the newsroom, he was a tough boss who demanded clear writing and accuracy from his stable of writers and reporters. He had "a good eye for hiring and capacity for firing without leaving blood on the floor," said his death notice, most of which he wrote himself.
He was also seen as an early advocate for covering economics and business properly.
"He played a really important role when business journalism was starting to evolve, not just in his own work but in the people he hired," said Christopher WADDELL, a professor of journalism at Carleton University who once worked under Mr. ROBERTSON. " Dalton laid the groundwork for business journalism for the last 25 years."
Over the years, he groomed scores of young journalists and helped launch them in their careers. Among them are Andrew Coyne of Maclean's; Globe and Mail editor Edward Greenspon; Giles Gherson, former editor of the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal; Andrew Cohen, a Carleton University associate professor and author Gordon Pitts, a Report on Business columnist; Richard Blackwell, an Report on Business reporter; and Ian Brown, a Globe feature writer.
"He ran an incubator for business journalists," said Patricia Best, who worked at The Financial Post from 1978 to 1985 and is now an Report on Business columnist. "Dalton was so different. When he hired me, he asked, 'What are you reading?' I said, Alice Munro's short stories, which later I thought might not have been too businesslike. The next day, he hired me and said it was because I was reading Alice Munro."
She became the first woman at The Financial Post to cover the auto industry and came to realize that, while he was kind, he had high standards. "Dalton had faith in people and he took a gamble on them. [But] he was tough as nails. He didn't like any kind of fakery."
On a personal level, he took another gamble in 1981, when he bought a house in southwestern France. After The Financial Post, it was to become his second great passion. Located in the village of Puycelci, about an hour north of Toulouse, it, too, benefited from the ROBERTSON sense of style.
"It was built into the ramparts of the village and Dalton worked at expanding the gardens and the house," said Bea RIDDELL, a colleague at The Financial Post and one of Mr. ROBERTSON's closest Friends. "He was a marvellous host, whether it was in France or at home in Toronto."
He so loved the place that he decided to take early retirement and spend more time there. To better integrate himself in the community, he hired a local person to tutor him in French so that he eventually became fluent.
For many years, he also owned a large house in the Rosedale area of Toronto as well as a cottage in Ontario's Muskoka cottage country. He later sold the Toronto house to concentrate on his property in France.
He had done that sort of thing many times before - he was an adept flipper of real estate, working his way up from the Toronto neighbourhoods of Riverdale and Cabbagetown to the heights of inner Rosedale and then to a choice property in France, all the while keeping a smaller place back home. "You can't make any money in journalism," he liked to say.
Not that anyone ever heard from him when he was in France for long periods - at least not by e-mail. He hated computers. When they arrived in force at The Financial Post, he ignored them. He never owned one, never had an e-mail address and never learned to type with any degree of skill or enthusiasm. "He would retire into his office and write his editorials in long hand, then give them to someone to type them out," Mr. Pitts recalled.
In later years, if Mr. ROBERTSON had to send or receive e-mail, he would get a friend to do it for him using their own account, usually that of his companion, Brian WILKS.
His retirement from The Financial Post in 1987 was a bittersweet event. He was off for glorious France, but leaving his first love behind - a somewhat unrequited love, at that. Years before, he had been openly promised the job of editor-in-chief but then passed over when the time came in the mid-1970s. Executives told him they could not appoint a gay man as the editor of Canada's most prominent business newspaper. Instead, they named Mr. NANKIVELL to the job. By way of compromise, Mr. ROBERTSON became executive editor.
Characteristically, he kept his disappointment to himself and a few select Friends. At his retirement party, he joked that he was leaving for three reasons: the advance of technology the new work ethic that demanded arriving at the office before 10 a.m.; and society's puritanical attitude against smoking.
Dalton Sinclair ROBERTSON was born in Providence, R.I., on October 25, 1927. He died after collapsing in Mexico on January 27, 2008. He was 80 and suffered from lupus. He was 80. He is survived by companion Brian WILKS.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-22 published
POHRIBNY, Mary
At Aurora Resthaven Nursing Home, on Sunday, April 20, 2008 in her 80th year. Dear sister of Anne STRAPKO, Helen (Jim BALOGH) and Elizabeth ROBERTSON. Mary will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association or Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall Funeral Home, 905-884-1062.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-16 published
Ottawa insider was at the centre of the October Crisis of 1970
Schoolteacher who joined the Privy Council Office thrived in the inner sanctums of power. He served five prime ministers, including Pierre Trudeau, whom he considered a friend
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S8
Ottawa -- It was the beginning of the October Crisis, and Jack CROSS was secretive when he called home to say he wouldn't be there for dinner. "I can't tell you why," he told his wife, Doris. "I'll be home when I can."
The date was October 15, 1970, and the federal cabinet was meeting to consider proclaiming the War Measures Act after the terrorist group Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) had kidnapped British trade commissioner James Cross and Quebec labour minister Pierre Laporte.
A few hours later, the government went ahead and Mr. CROSS, the assistant clerk of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada (orders-in-council), played a unique role in a drama that would divide opinion from coast to coast. Some people believed the government had overreacted by suspending basic civil rights, while others applauded prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau for protecting Canadians from an insurrection.
A career civil servant who had worked for six prime ministers from Mackenzie King to Mr. Trudeau, Mr. CROSS watched anxiously from Parliament Hill as the drama unfolded. Wondering whether "this still could be Canada," he waited while Mr. Trudeau consulted his advisers.
"Canadians might've been accustomed to uniforms and arms during wartime, but to have them appear in peacetime gave one an uneasy feeling," Mr. CROSS said decades later.
Finally, at 3 a.m., Mr. CROSS got his orders. Mr. Trudeau may have decided to proclaim the act, but certain legalities had to be observed. Mr. CROSS would drive to Rideau Hall and get it signed by Governor-General Roland MICHENER.
That short trip was not without drama, Mr. CROSS said in 1996. Within minutes, his armed bodyguard noticed that a car seemed to be tailing them. "When it got alongside, it slowed down, which made him very nervous. It stayed with us a little while, then sped away."
A few minutes later, Mr. CROSS arrived at Rideau Hall and was ushered in to see Mr. MICHENER, who was waiting in his dressing gown and pyjamas. As the Queen's representative in Canada, he wasn't going to sign something he was uncertain about, so Mr. CROSS had to some explaining. "He had some hesitation about signing a document that strong," Mr. CROSS said.
Mr. CROSS then had to go to the Queen's Printer to get the act printed. The final legality was to affix the Great Seal of Canada to the original. By that time, it was 6 a.m. Even so, his night was not over.
Back on Parliament Hill, 35 reporters clamoured for details as the sun came up. Mr. CROSS's boss, Gordon ROBERTSON, the clerk of the Privy Council, agreed that he and Mr. CROSS would answer their questions.
After Mr. ROBERTSON spoke, Mr. CROSS took over. Described in that day's edition of the Ottawa Citizen as a "second spokesman," he outlined the act's history. It had been invoked only twice, and that was during each world war.
"It is a blunt instrument. If we had had more emergencies, graduated instruments with dealing with certain kinds of emergencies might have been developed," he told the reporters. "But now it is the whole damn thing or nothing. Once proclaimed, it is up to the government to exercise discretion - the powers used should be commensurate to the conditions."
It had been an unforgettable night, both for Mr. CROSS and for Canada. By the time the impromptu press conference was over, Montreal police were already rounding up the first 500 people. Mr. CROSS went home for breakfast and then returned to work. Tragically, Mr. Laporte was found murdered on October 17, while Mr. CROSS of Britain was released unharmed December 3.
The son of Wesley CROSS and Louisa CROSS, he was the youngest of eight children raised on a farm near Chesterville, Ontario, a village located just west of Cornwall. After high school, he attended Ottawa Teachers College and graduated in 1934. His first assignment was to teach at a one-room schoolhouse near Chesterville. He remained there for several years and left teaching to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force after the outbreak of the Second World War. He served in a secret radar group attached to a night squadron in Yorkshire, England.
After demobilization, he started work with the Privy Council Office on February 1, 1945, the day after he was interviewed. "I had never heard of it. One of their men had left the previous day and they wanted him replaced as quickly as possible. It was just a matter of timing," Mr. CROSS told his cousin Clarence.
Then numbering only 35 people, the Privy Council Office was housed in the East Block of Parliament Hill. During the war, it had issued 12,000 orders-in-council per year, but a radical reorganization was needed and Mr. CROSS played a part in that, editing and publishing orders and regulations.
Mr. CROSS met about everyone in government, including Mackenzie King, who visited "at least once a year. He'd sit by the window, and reminisce about what he had done in his past and about government. It was always a very friendly visit."
Meanwhile, he had met someone else who ended up being very important. Some time in 1953, a friend invited him to go bowling, where he encountered an attractive young woman named Doris. Little did he know that they had been set up by his friend, who had decided to play matchmaker. They began seeing each other and romance bloomed. They married in 1955.
Over the next 31 years, Mr. CROSS built an enviable reputation as a senior civil servant, a behind-the scenes expert in many areas, including the documentation and protocol for the appointment and installation of ministers of the Crown and provincial lieutenants-governor.
Working for such famous privy council clerks as Arnold Heaney, Jack Pickersgill and Mr. ROBERTSON, he knew of developments long before they became public knowledge. He kept those secrets to himself. "He was a very private man who believed strongly in his official oath of secrecy," said his daughter, Catherine TRYON. "He knew what was going on before it happened, he knew about cabinet shuffles, and when an election was to be called."
One day in 1967, Mr. CROSS inadvertently let the cat out of the bag. He prematurely informed Mr. Trudeau that he was promoted to minister of justice. Prime Minister Lester Pearson had arrived later than expected from a trip and hadn't had time to ask Mr. Trudeau to accept the portfolio. "Mr. Trudeau, realizing my embarrassment, quickly assured me he would express surprise [to Mr. Pearson] later that morning."
Ms. TRYON realized her father knew a lot of important people, but "he was just my dad. I admired him for being a kind and loving father, devoted to his church, community, country and family. He didn't care about someone's rank, background or accomplishments. What he respected most was kindness, honesty and generosity."
Working at the highest level of government didn't mean Mr. CROSS, who cherished Canada's system of parliamentary democracy, lost his humanity. In the 1960s, he was able to cut red tape at two federal departments - Veterans' Affairs and National Defence - when they denied a terminally-ill woman the Canadian Memorial Cross 20 years after her adopted son was killed during the war.
At the time, only natural mothers could receive the award. Within three days, Mr. CROSS had the definition of "mother" changed, and the woman received her silver cross.
The last prime minister Mr. CROSS worked for was Mr. Trudeau, whom he met in 1949 when the latter was hired by the Privy Council Office. Their offices were two doors apart on the East Block's third floor and they soon became Friends. In fact, they may have been distantly related. Mr. Trudeau's mother was Grace ELLIOT/ELLIOTT while Mr. CROSS's mother was Louisa ELLIOT/ELLIOTT.
"They worked together, bowled together and according to my father 'even did some girl watching together.' Years later, Pierre would tell my father's staff, 'I used to work for Jack too!' " said Ms. TRYON.
After Mr. CROSS retired from the Privy Council Office in 1976, Mr. Trudeau paid him a singular tribute. "I hold Jack CROSS in high regard. He is a devoted, talented man, a friend who gave me my first job."
For his decades of devoted service, Mr. CROSS was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1985. His citation mentioned his 1973 book, Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation July 1867-April 1973.
After working as a consultant, Mr. CROSS and his wife moved back to Chesterville in 1981. He spent his retirement with various community organizations such as the Shriners and Rotary. He also liked to play bridge and putter around his house.
Jack Lester CROSS was born in Chesterville, Ontario, on May 6, 1911. He died of natural causes in Ottawa on March 25. He was 96. He leaves his wife, Doris, daughter Catherine, sister Dorothea and five grandchildren. His son, Ronald, predeceased him.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-24 published
ATKIN, John Hamilton " Jack"
Born August 12, 1928 in Leamington, Ontario; died peacefully on May 19, 2008 in his 80th year, exactly 10 days after accepting the news of the extent of his cancer with courage and dignity - the same realistic way he dealt with every other challenge he faced throughout his life, particularly during his last few years with limited mobility and multiple health issues (to quote him, this was just another 'curve ball'). He was surrounded during his last days by love, family, Friends, music, and of course, Flowers. Needless to say, he was telling jokes right up to his last hours of consciousness. He was much loved and will be missed by his children Greg and Carolyn ATKIN, Jay and Mary Maureen ATKIN, Virginia ATKIN and Keith AMBACHTSHEER, and Jacqui ATKIN and Laurie FRASER; his grandchildren Melissa ATKIN and Mike RYAN, Sean and Lori ATKIN and Peter AMBACHTSHEER. He was also very close to and will be missed by his sisters Jane JOHNSON, Bette SHARPE and Ruth STOREY. There are also numerous nieces and nephews who lovingly remember their Uncle Jack, cousins, a multitude of Friends, and a brother Bill. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Edith (JACKSON) ATKIN, his step-mother Agatha (WILSON) ATKIN his brother Don ATKIN, his brothers-in-law, far too many Friends, and his soulmate, Mary (ROBERTSON) BLAIR, with whom he is now reunited. Always a visionary, Jack was a pioneer in the growing, mass marketing and distribution of flowers throughout his career. He was one of the first flower producers to introduce the sale of potted plants and cut flowers to major food chains and department stores. In carrying on the family business that his father started (Atkin's Flowers, then Yoder-Atkin), he advanced the year-round propagation and sale of chrysanthemum cuttings to North American markets, and was a great believer in plant breeders' rights. His innovation for packaging and distribution led the way for the success that exists in today's flower industry. He also started the direct sales business at Ontario Flower Growers. Known as 'Action Jackson', he was also an avid volunteer in numerous organizations - he was one of the founders of the Cecil Delworth Foundation and the Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation, a strong supporter of Flowers Canada and The Canadian Horticulture Council, and served on the Board of the Royal Winter Fair when they introduced the flower show into the annual program. Jack has always been recognized by the flower industry of North America and has been given many awards for his contributions over the years. He was also involved in building the Leamington District Memorial Hospital in the 1950s. His interests included having the best garden in town, curling, Kinsmen, tennis, barbershop singing, playing cards, scotch, dancing (even in his wheelchair) and more recently being a Claremont Calendar guy! Jack was always proud of the lifelong Friendships he made along the way with so many people, including his colleagues, most of his clients, and his competitors. His life was about 'caring and sharing'. He will be remembered by his 'power of positive thinking' approach to life, his loyalty and Friendship, the flowers he always had for everyone, and his lifelong ambition to make people smile. Jack's family is very grateful to Lynn WEBSTER, Natalie COPPOLINO and the entire Staff of The Claremont Retirement Residence for making the last few years of his life so happy (and the Residents, too); to Doctor Mary GOSPODAROWICZ of The Princess Margaret Hospital, and Dianne WILLIAMS and all of the very special Palliative Care Nurses at Saint Michael's Hospital for their care and compassion in easing the pain for Dad, and helping his family through this last part of his journey Dr. Gary MAY and the Gastro-Intestinal Team at Saint Michael's Hospital as well as Doctor Carmen MUELLER and Doctor Catherine WONG. Arrangements handled by The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, North York. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto on Tuesday, June 17 at 3: 00 p.m. While there will definitely be flowers, we ask that those interested in making a donation to remember Jack do so either to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (1.866.224.6560 or www.pmhf.ca) or to The Jack Atkin Memorial Fund at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 (payable to the University of Guelph). We are setting up a 'Jack Atkin Memories' website - you can email jacqui.atkin@sympatico.ca to send us your stories and photos, and to be added to get on our website announcement mailing list. We will all miss Jack's warmth, love of life, and jokes! It Was A Great Ride!

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-24 published
ROBERTSON, Robert Arnold
Passed away peacefully, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Beloved husband of Patricia, loving father of son Brian (Heather), grandchildren Robert and Sarah, daughter Sherry, grandchildren Shayna and Michael, great-grandchildren Emma, Kris, and Katie, son Doctor Daniel (Anitta), grandchildren Daniel Jr. and Becky, son Joseph (Sherry), grandchildren Jessica, Laura, and David, son Benjamin (Manuela) grandchildren Maxwell, Leo, and Declan. Retired member of Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Member of R.C.M.P. Veterans Association, Toronto Division. Founding member of Jean Tweed Treatment Centre for Women. Former Board member of the Ileitis and Colitis Association. Initialled with Saint_John Masonic Lodge #106, A.F.& a.m. Assiniboia, Saskatchewan January 6, 1949, member St. Andrews #16 / Saint_Johns Lodge #75, Toronto, past District Deputy Grand Master Toronto District 3, 1999-2000, Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, P.G. Steward, Lebanon Chapter #220. Royal Arch Mason, Cyrine Preceptory #29, Keystone Council #20, Moine Sovereign Consectory, Hamilton, Rameses Shrine Temple, York Rite College #41. Co-founder and President Canadian Protection Services Ltd. and owner Ontario Guard Services Inc. Robbie, as he was commonly known to his Friends, was born and raised in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Most of his service in the R.C.M.P. was spent in Saskatchewan following which he served in the Security and Intelligence Branch in Eastern Canada. He had many interesting stories regarding his police service and always spoke of the R.C.M.P. in the most glowing terms. His many years of service and dedication to the security industry made him an expert in the field. He retired in 2006 at the age of 81 years. The family extends a special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and other staff members who rendered such technical and personal tender loving care for many months at Toronto General Hospital and West Park Rehab Centre. Visitation on Monday, May 26th, 2008 from 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Masonic Memorial Service Monday 7: 15 p.m. A celebration of his life will take place at 11: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto (north of Sheppard, West of Yonge) 416-221-3404. Reception follows. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation: (416) 340-3935 or call toll-free 1-877-846-4483 The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation: (416) 946-6560.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-07 published
TRIMBLE, William Burbage Smyth
Educator, died at Sunrise of Aurora on Monday, June 2nd 2008. Born in California, he grew up in Toronto, obtaining his education at the University of Toronto, from which he held four degrees. His education was interrupted by five years of service with the R.C.N.V.R., most of which was spent on loan to the Royal Navy. He served first in Combined Operations and was on the carrier ship M.V. Ettrick when it was torpedoed on its return from the North African landings. He went back to sea as a Fighter Direction Officer, attached to the first squadron of night fighters ever to operate from an aircraft carrier. He was awarded a Mention in Despatches on one of several Murmansk convoys. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lieutenant-Commander. Back in civilian life, he saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. Along with any administrative duties, he always insisted on remaining part time in the classroom. He served as Vice- President of Ryerson, professor of education at the University of Toronto, Vice-President of Humber College and first Chairman of The Board of George Brown College. He and his wife (Dorothy ROBERTSON) spent three years in Lesotho, Africa in the 1970s where he helped to implement a World Bank education project and Dorothy was Field Supervisor for Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. Bill had a gift for writing. His family treasure his letters and stories, but many students will remember his texts, Understanding the Canadian Economy and Basic Economics for Lesotho. While accomplished in his profession, Bill's devotion to family was a priority. A man ahead of his times, he was a sensitive and caring husband and father, actively engaged in the raising of his children. He leaves his wife of sixty-three years, daughters Catherine WOLFE, Virginia WALSH (Michael WALSH) and Margaret NORRIE, son Alan TRIMBLE (Andrea ROTH,) grandchildren Martin WOLFE (Karen HISLOP), Heather WOLFE (Dean RIMANDO), Thomas WALSH, Alan WALSH, Mira TRIMBLE, Rebecca ALTON (Eric ALTON) and Hannah NORRIE, step-grandchildren Joshua McKAY and Oliver McKAY and great-grand_sons Henry and Alexander WOLFE. Bill and his family very much appreciated the compassion and support of Sunrise and Community Care Access Centre caregivers who enabled Dorothy and Bill to remain together during his last years. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will be held at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 17030 Yonge Street, west side of Yonge Street just south of Eagle Street and North of Mulock Drive, Newmarket, on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Friends Service Committee, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
TRIMBLE, William Burbage Smyth
Educator, died at Sunrise of Aurora on Monday, June 2nd 2008. Born in California, he grew up in Toronto, obtaining his education at the University of Toronto, from which he held four degrees. His education was interrupted by five years of service with the R.C.N.V.R., most of which was spent on loan to the Royal Navy. He served first in Combined Operations and was on the carrier ship M.V. Ettrick when it was torpedoed on its return from the North African landings. He went back to sea as a Fighter Direction Officer, attached to the first squadron of night fighters ever to operate from an aircraft carrier. He was awarded a Mention in Despatches on one of several Murmansk convoys. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lieutenant-Commander. Back in civilian life, he saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. Along with any administrative duties, he always insisted on remaining part time in the classroom. He served as Vice- President of Ryerson, professor of education at the University of Toronto, Vice-President of Humber College and first Chairman of The Board of George Brown College. He and his wife (Dorothy ROBERTSON) spent three years in Lesotho, Africa in the 1970s where he helped to implement a World Bank education project and Dorothy was Field Supervisor for Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. Bill had a gift for writing. His family treasure his letters and stories, but many students will remember his texts, Understanding the Canadian Economy and Basic Economics for Lesotho. While accomplished in his profession, Bill's devotion to family was a priority. A man ahead of his times, he was a sensitive and caring husband and father, actively engaged in the raising of his children. He leaves his wife of sixty-three years, daughters Catherine WOLFE, Virginia WALSH (Michael WALSH) and Margaret NORRIE, son Alan TRIMBLE (Andrea ROTH,) grandchildren Martin WOLFE (Karen HISLOP), Heather WOLFE (Dean RIMANDO), Thomas WALSH, Alan WALSH, Mira TRIMBLE, Rebecca ALTON (Eric ALTON) and Hannah NORRIE, step-grandchildren Joshua McKAY and Oliver McKAY and great-grand_sons Henry and Alexander WOLFE. Bill and his family very much appreciated the compassion and support of Sunrise and Community Care Access Centre caregivers who enabled Dorothy and Bill to remain together during his last years. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will be held at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 17030 Yonge Street, west side of Yonge Street just south of Eagle Street and North of Mulock Drive, Newmarket, on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Friends Service Committee, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
TRIMBLE, William Burbage Smyth
Educator, died at Sunrise of Aurora on Monday, June 2nd 2008. Born in California, he grew up in Toronto, obtaining his education at the University of Toronto, from which he held four degrees. His education was interrupted by five years of service with the R.C.N.V.R., most of which was spent on loan to the Royal Navy. He served first in Combined Operations and was on the carrier ship M.V. Ettrick when it was torpedoed on its return from the North African landings. He went back to sea as a Fighter Direction Officer, attached to the first squadron of night fighters ever to operate from an aircraft carrier. He was awarded a Mention in Despatches on one of several Murmansk convoys. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lieutenant-Commander. Back in civilian life, he saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. Along with any administrative duties, he always insisted on remaining part time in the classroom. He served as Vice- President of Ryerson, professor of education at the University of Toronto, Vice-President of Humber College and first Chairman of The Board of George Brown College. He and his wife (Dorothy ROBERTSON) spent three years in Lesotho, Africa in the 1970s where he helped to implement a World Bank education project and Dorothy was Field Supervisor for Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. Bill had a gift for writing. His family treasure his letters and stories, but many students will remember his texts, Understanding the Canadian Economy and Basic Economics for Lesotho. While accomplished in his profession, Bill's devotion to family was a priority. A man ahead of his times, he was a sensitive and caring husband and father, actively engaged in the raising of his children. He leaves his wife of sixty-three years, daughters Catherine WOLFE, Virginia WALSH (Michael WALSH) and Margaret NORRIE, son Alan TRIMBLE (Andrea ROTH,) grandchildren Martin WOLFE (Karen HISLOP), Heather WOLFE (Dean RIMANDO), Thomas WALSH, Alan WALSH, Mira TRIMBLE, Rebecca ALTON (Eric ALTON) and Hannah NORRIE, step-grandchildren Joshua McKAY and Oliver McKAY and great-grand_sons Henry and Alexander WOLFE. Bill and his family very much appreciated the compassion and support of Sunrise and Community Care Access Centre caregivers who enabled Dorothy and Bill to remain together during his last years. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will be held at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 17030 Yonge Street, west side of Yonge Street just south of Eagle Street and North of Mulock Drive, Newmarket, on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Friends Service Committee, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-18 published
TRIMBLE, William Burbage Smyth
Educator, died at Sunrise of Aurora on Monday, June 2nd 2008. Born in California, he grew up in Toronto, obtaining his education at the University of Toronto, from which he held four degrees. His education was interrupted by five years of service with the R.C.N.V.R., most of which was spent on loan to the Royal Navy. He served first in Combined Operations and was on the carrier ship M.V. Ettrick when it was torpedoed on its return from the North African landings. He went back to sea as a Fighter Direction Officer, attached to the first squadron of night fighters ever to operate from an aircraft carrier. He was awarded a Mention in Despatches on one of several Murmansk convoys. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lieutenant-Commander. Back in civilian life, he saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. Along with any administrative duties, he always insisted on remaining part time in the classroom. He served as Vice- President of Ryerson, professor of education at the University of Toronto, Vice-President of Humber College and first Chairman of The Board of George Brown College. He and his wife (Dorothy ROBERTSON) spent three years in Lesotho, Africa in the 1970s where he helped to implement a World Bank education project and Dorothy was Field Supervisor for Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. Bill had a gift for writing. His family treasure his letters and stories, but many students will remember his texts, Understanding the Canadian Economy and Basic Economics for Lesotho. While accomplished in his profession, Bill's devotion to family was a priority. A man ahead of his times, he was a sensitive and caring husband and father, actively engaged in the raising of his children. He leaves his wife of sixty-three years, daughters Catherine WOLFE, Virginia WALSH (Michael WALSH) and Margaret NORRIE, son Alan TRIMBLE (Andrea ROTH,) grandchildren Martin WOLFE (Karen HISLOP), Heather WOLFE (Dean RIMANDO), Thomas WALSH, Alan WALSH, Mira TRIMBLE, Rebecca ALTON (Eric ALTON) and Hannah NORRIE, step-grandchildren Joshua McKAY and Oliver McKAY and great-grand_sons Henry and Alexander WOLFE. Bill and his family very much appreciated the compassion and support of Sunrise and Community Care Access Centre caregivers who enabled Dorothy and Bill to remain together during his last years. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will be held at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 17030 Yonge Street, west side of Yonge Street just south of Eagle Street and North of Mulock Drive, Newmarket, on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Friends Service Committee, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-17 published
BRONSON, Gordon Davis
Born in Montreal on July 4, 1925. Died in Oakville, Ontario on July 15, 2008. Beloved husband for 54 years of Marydel (ROBERTSON.) Loving father of Jane (Garth ZULAK), Susan, Diana (Jooneed JEEROBURKHAN) and Andrew. Dear brother of Joan (Bronson MOWAT.) Also missed by his grandchildren Matthew, Samia and Emma as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Family will receive visitors on Friday, July 18, 2008 from 10 a.m. until a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. in the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221). As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
CRAIG, Dorothy " Betty"
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at North York General Hospital in Toronto. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Anne, son-in-law Greg POULIN, her grandchildren, Erin, Samuel and Charlee; her brother, Jack ROBERTSON and his daughter Jill and Dave INOUYE and family; her sister Margaret and husband Ed McINTYRE and their children, Janet, Steve and Kim, Ralph and Mary, John and Lori, and Paul and Nancy, and their children. Betty was blessed with loving family and Friends, and a wonderful sense of humour. She will be missed terribly. A Memorial Service was held at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, on Saturday, March 8 at 1: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Betty requests donations be made to: The Peter Gzowski Fund c/o West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation, P.O. Box 37208 Stn Brm B, Toronto, Ontario, M7Y 6M1.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
BROOKS, Agnes W.
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008. Agnes, in her 78th year, was the loving wife for 55 years to Ron. Loving mother to Patricia BROOKS (Doug GROSS), Rhonda SHERIDAN (John DOIRON) and Angela ROBERTSON (Bill.) Devoted grandmother to April, Caeleigh, Lauren, Sarah, Brittany, Mitchell, Rachel, Johnathon, Madison, Grace and the late Ryan. Great-grandmother (Gee-Gee) to Liam. Friends and family may visit at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering, 905-686-5589 on Friday, March 14th, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Agnes's life will take place in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15th, 2008. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.

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