ROUBEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-04 published
ARMSTRONG, Ruth
At Grey Bruce Health Service - Markdale, on Saturday February 2, 2008, Margaret Ruth ARMSTRONG of Markdale, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd ARMSTRONG. Dear mother of Dayle HENDRY (Ron) of Bolton, Tim of Guelph, Terry FRASER (Harvey) of Markdale and William (Manya ROUBEN) of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Janice DUNCAN of Markdale, Steven DUNCAN of Georgetown, Christine BUTLER (Shawn) of London, Richard FRASER (Shannon McNAUGHTON) of Toronto and Ryan ARMSTRONG of Mississauga. Survived by sister Mary ROUND of London and sister-in-law Phyllis ARMSTRONG of Orangeville. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Predeceased by brothers William, Mac and sister Jean. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Tuesday from 2-4: 00 p.m. and 7-9: 00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale on Wednesday, February 6th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Annesley United Church, Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-07 published
PLUMPTRE, Beryl Alyce (née ROUCH,) O.C.
With her family beside her, Beryl died peacefully in her own home as she wished on Friday, April 4, 2008, nine months shy of her 100th birthday. Articulate, sociable and elegant to the end, she was predeceased by her beloved husband Wynne, with whom she shared a varied and fascinating life of public and community service, combined with a strong sense of family, a love of travel and cultural pursuits, and a flair for entertaining second to none.
Born in 1908 in Melbourne, Australia, Beryl graduated from the Presbyterian Ladies College. Shortly after launching her career with the Bank of New South Wales, she won a scholarship to Cambridge University where she pursued graduate studies in economics with John Maynard Keynes. It was at Cambridge that she met Wynne who, having fixed his sights on her, had to sail to Australia to ensure she followed through on marriage plans. She was a devoted partner throughout his distinguished career, working by his side in posts at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Embassy in Washington, North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Paris, the Department of Finance in Ottawa and the University of Toronto at Scarborough, where she and Wynne presided over the flowering of the College during his tenure as its first full-time Principal.
Unfazed by the fact that women in the professions were still uncommon, she established her own credentials as an economist, working with agencies such as the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, the Tariff Board and the Royal Commission on Coastal Trading. She also became a fearsome consumer advocate, serving as National President of the Consumers Association of Canada from 1961 to 1966. She played a determining role in the establishment of a new federal department responsible for consumer affairs -- an effective but short-lived voice for Canadian consumers that subsequent governments soon muffled by burying it deep within the bureaucracy.
She also spoke up for consumer interest as a member of the now-defunct Economic Council of Canada. Then, in 1973, she was appointed to head the Food Prices Review Board, where she insisted that she would report not to the government, but directly to the people of Canada. With her no-nonsense attitude and independent spirit, she earned the respect and gratitude of Canadians across the country by speaking up for their interests and "telling it like it is," without regard for bureaucratic inertia or efforts at ministerial interference. This appointment was followed by another as Vice-Chair of the Anti-Inflation Board, from which she resigned to care for Wynne prior to his death in 1977.
Not content with retirement, she took up arms against forces threatening to destroy the character of the village of Rockcliffe Park by getting elected Reeve and serving as a member of the Regional Council of Ottawa-Carleton. Beryl also served on several corporate boards, including Dominion Stores and Canada Life, and as chair of various non-profit organizations, including the Vanier Institute of the Family and the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
An incomparable hostess, avid gardener and bird lover, she leaves behind her adored and caring children, Judith and Tim, along with their spouses, Alex WEDDERSPOON and Barbara LASKIN. A proud grandmother to Caroline and her husband David CLARKE of Vancouver, Michael WEDDERSPOON and his wife Marisa of Edinburgh, and Bora and Genny PLUMPTRE of Ottawa, she took enormous pleasure in their accomplishments, many of which she aided and abetted. She was a delighted great-grandmother to Zachary, India, Scarlett, Sylvie and Layla. Her loss is deeply felt by her devoted caregiver, Tess TAPECERIA, who was a great help in her last years, by her nephew Peter ROUCH and his wife Anne in Australia, and by many loyal Friends and former colleagues.
Her family expresses deep appreciation to the wonderful Doctor Frances KILBERTUS, her colleagues at the Elizabeth Bruyère Health Centre, to the Community Care Access Centre, and to caregivers from St. Elizabeth Health Care for the compassionate and professional care they provided to Beryl in her latter days.
A memorial service will take place at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa, on Wednesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Elizabeth Bruyère Health Centre (SCO Health Service Foundation, 613-562-6319) or the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.
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ROUCHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-10 published
Trudeau's anti-inflation watchdog was a Nader of the True North
Forthright, opinionated, blunt and self-confident, she took on Ottawa on her own terms and triumphed during the Egg-gate scandal of 1974. 'No one,' she said, 'looks out for the consumer'
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S10
Beryl PLUMPTRE - her name conjures images of a headmistress at a jolly girls boarding school from the 1930s, the kind of woman who wore lisle stockings and sensible shoes and tolerated no nonsense. In truth, the only aspect that the elegantly coiffed and garbed Mrs. PLUMPTRE shared with that caricature was her antipathy to nonsense wherever she found it - in government, the media, marketing boards and, especially, in the pronouncements of her nemesis, agriculture minister Eugene Whelan.
She was named Canadian newsmaker of the year in 1975, a considerable feat for a woman who hailed from Australia and who, until she was appointed chair of the Food Prices Review Board at the age of 64, had spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and a volunteer.
Her topping of the newsworthy polls coincided with her tenure on the government payroll, a tenure that had seen her ridiculed for the size of her salary - this was before the term "employment equity" had been conceived - her mandate and her effectiveness.
In an editorial in August of 1973, The Globe and Mail demanded rhetorically: "What in heaven's name possessed the Government to pick Mrs. PLUMPTRE for this job. Did it never intend the board to be anything more than what an opposition member of Parliament called it some months ago - a half-baked sham?"
A little more than two years later, The Globe allowed that she "has not turned out the way we [or the government] thought she was going to turn out." The editorial went on to praise her for attacking federal and provincial government ineptitude with regard to rising consumer prices and inflation, and called for the federal government to extend her term by another two years.
As sometimes happens, the government of the day failed to heed this august advice and rolled the Food Prices Review Board into a new agency, the Anti-Inflation Board, headed by Jean-Luc Pépin, with Mrs. PLUMPTRE as vice-chair. Nobody challenged Mr. Pepin's $55,000 salary. As for Mrs. PLUMPTRE, she refused an inflationary increase from the $40,000 she had negotiated three years earlier.
The person who never changed his mind about Mrs. PLUMPTRE was her old foe, Eugene Whelan. As agriculture minister in Pierre Trudeau's Liberal government, he represented farmers and favoured marketing boards, while Mrs. PLUMPTRE advocated for cheaper food for consumers, and wanted marketing boards dismantled to encourage competition. "She was a snob," Mr. Whelan insisted in a telephone interview this week, saying she looked down on him because he was a farmer. "As much as I disagreed with her and her outlook on people and society, she was not dumb," he allowed before lapsing into a rant about how people should be more concerned about the price of energy than the cost of food.
Beryl Alyce ROUCHE was born in Melbourne, Australia, at the end of 1908, the younger child and only daughter of Edward Charles and Alyce (née) ROUCHE. Her father was in the lumber business her mother, a homemaker, was prone to periods of ill health. Beryl, who was educated at Presbyterian Ladies College, is said to have acquired her initial interest in economics from her older brother, Alan. After high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, graduating with a bachelor of commerce degree in For the next two years, she worked for the Bank of New South Wales. After she won a scholarship to Cambridge University, the bank granted her a two-year leave of absence - a doubly huge feat for a woman in those days. She arrived in England in 1936 to study economics at a time when John Maynard Keynes was teaching at the university and about to publish his pivotal work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.
She had more than economics on her mind after meeting Arthur Fitzwalter (Wynne) PLUMPTRE, a graduate student in economics from Toronto. They became engaged, but Ms. ROUCHE was called home to Australia by a family crisis (involving difficulties in her parents' marriage or in her mother's health or, more likely, in both.) Mr. PLUMPTRE finished his degree and, after a back-and-forth correspondence with his beloved, he made the lengthy journey to Australia to claim his bride. They were married on May 21, They travelled to Canada because Mr. PLUMPTRE had an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. The PLUMPTREs and their children - Barbara (1941) and Timothy (1943) - lived in Washington during the Second World War because he was on the staff of the Canadian embassy. He was director of the Washington division of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board and a delegate to international monetary and financial conferences that were instrumental in the establishment of the United Nations. They later lived in Paris while he worked for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In the late 1940s, they spent two years in Toronto, where Mr. PLUMPTRE worked as associate editor of Saturday Night magazine, before moving to Ottawa as head of the economic division of what was then called the Department of External Affairs. He went to the Ministry of Finance in 1954 as an assistant deputy minister and executive director of the International Monetary Fund.
These were the years when Mrs. PLUMPTRE was preoccupied with raising her children and supporting her husband's career as he rose through the diplomatic and financial ranks of the federal civil service. Nevertheless, she worked briefly as a research officer for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board and later as an economic consultant to the Tariff Board and the Royal Commission on Coasting Trade.
She was a committed volunteer for organizations such as the Children's Aid Society, the Family Service Agency, the Canadian Welfare Council and especially the Consumer's Association of Canada. During the five years she served as president, from 1961 to 1966, she developed a national profile as a no-nonsense and ferocious advocate, sort of Ralph Nader of the True North.
Barbara remembers helping out her busy mother by doing the grocery shopping with her father, and bringing home sausages larded with fat for dinner. Outraged by the substandard sausages, Mrs. PLUMPTRE later confronted the shoddy producer, waving the offending specimens and demanding higher standards.
Mrs. PLUMPTRE's advocacy helped press the Trudeau government to establish the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, making Canada one of the first nations to give a seat at the cabinet table to consumers alongside the interests of agriculture, industry, mines and other producer groups. Ron Basford was the inaugural minister.
Her husband retired as assistant deputy finance minister in 1965, two years after he was passed over for the deputy's job in favour of Robert Bryce, who had also studied at Cambridge under John Maynard Keynes. Mr. PLUMPTRE then became the second principal of Scarborough College, a satellite campus that had been established at the University of Toronto in 1964. Mrs. PLUMPTRE moved into Miller Lash House with her husband on the Scarborough campus and took on the considerable duties expected of the principal's wife while completing the last year of her mandate as Consumer's Association of Canada president.
In 1968, she was appointed president of the Vanier Institute of the Family, a non-profit agency that had been created with a $6-million endowment from the federal government. The institute was modelled on recommendations from the proceedings of the Canadian Conference of the Family, which had been organized by Georges Vanier and his wife, Pauline, at Rideau Hall in 1964 during his tenure as governor-general. She succeeded neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield. At the time, she was a member of the Economic Council of Canada, the Ontario Economic Council and the Consumer's Association of Canada, which had just changed its name to the Canadian Consumer Council. Not surprisingly, given her consumer advocacy roots, she insisted that the focus of the Vanier Institute "must be thoroughly in touch with family life of all kinds, not the ideal of the family, but the reality of the family as people live it."
The PLUMPTREs moved back to Ottawa in 1972 when his term as principal ended, as coincidentally did hers at the Vanier Institute. But she was not out of the public eye for long: Mr. Trudeau appointed her chair of the Food Prices Review Board in May of 1973. She was 64.
In announcing the appointment, Herb Gray, then minister of consumer affairs, stressed that the board would be independent and have the power to summon witnesses: and require them to give evidence under oath. Other members included Gordon Burton, an agricultural economist and rancher from Alberta; Louis Lorrain, executive vice-president of the United Paper Workers International from Quebec; Evelyn Root, a journalist from British Columbia; and W. Grant Thompson, a chartered accountant from Nova Scotia. The board's job was to monitor food prices, conduct investigations of unusual price increases, and produce quarterly reports and make them publicly available. Responding to a question at a press conference, she said that recommendations would be submitted to the public and consumers affairs minister. "Then it is up to the public. That's where the power lies."
In the beginning, she withstood attacks in the House of Commons, even from the party that had appointed her. "We could hire a preacher cheaper," a Liberal member of Parliament mused in June of 1973, proposing prayer as a more effective means to lowering food prices. The New Democrats wanted her fired and the board abolished. Gradually, though, as she hammered away at price inflation and produced quarterly reports, her credibility increased. As she observed: "The Department of Agriculture looks out for the producers, trade and commerce looks out for the processors, but no one looks out for the consumer."
And then there was Egg-gate, the rotten-egg scandal of 1974. The Department of Agriculture, headed by Mr. Whelan, established the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency to set provincial production quotas and prices. The farmers got higher prices, but consumers had to absorb those increases. Egg production grew rapidly, but egg consumption went down, at least partly because of cost, and the agency itself soon ran into trouble, racking up a $10-million debt.
By the end of September of 1974, food inspectors had decreed that some 28 million eggs stored in warehouses were rotten and needed to be destroyed. The wastage, which agriculture officials tried to minimize, prompted a public showdown between Mrs. PLUMPTRE, who was waging battle on behalf of consumers, and Mr. Whelan, who was supporting the egg producers. The controversy changed public and press attitudes about Mrs. PLUMPTRE. From a scapegoat, she had become a champion, and there were calls to extend her mandate.
Nevertheless, Mr. Trudeau terminated the Food Prices Review Board, set up the Anti-Inflation Board and invited Mrs. PLUMPTRE to serve under Mr. Pépin. She refused the job at first, but was persuaded by consumer affairs minister André Ouellet to change her mind. No matter how cynically the government had acted in appointing her to the Food Prices Review Board in 1973, it now wanted her on the Anti-Inflation Board because of the credibility she had built up with the public.
After only eight months at the Anti-Inflation Board, she announced her resignation, citing personal reasons. Her husband, who had been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer in 1960, was very ill, and she had only agreed to work at the Anti-Inflation Board long enough to see it and its policies established. Wynne died in A little more than a year later, she accepted an invitation to sit on the board of Dominion Stores. "You're not going to suggest I've sold out just because I'm on the payroll of a food chain," she said in an interview with the Toronto Star in May of 1978 after her appointment was announced. "I was on the payroll of the government and you wouldn't say then I sold out. I'll tell you the government didn't think so, anyway." And that - forthright, opinionated and self-confident - was Mrs. PLUMPTRE. To ensure the reporter got the message, she added: "I'm a professional person and I get paid for giving professional advice - but what I get paid as a director is not going to make me a millionaire."
She also served on the boards of Canada Life, Canada Permanent Trust and Hollinger, the company that Conrad Black once controlled. She told her son she resigned from Hollinger because, as a director, she didn't feel she was getting enough information about the company's operations and plans.
Having been a high-profile public appointee, she finally sought public office in local politics as the reeve of Rockcliffe Park, a position she held from 1978 to 1985.
She spent her last years gardening, bird watching and keeping an eye on public and consumer affairs.
Beryl Alyce PLUMPTRE was born in Melbourne, Australia, on December 27, 1908. She died of pneumonia at home in Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, on April 4, 2008. She was 99. Predeceased by her husband, Wynne, she is survived by her children Barbara and Tim. She also leaves several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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ROUGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-16 published
ROUGH, Douglas Victor
Doug, husband of Charlotte and father of Ian and Adam, passed away peacefully and with dignity on February 8, 2008. A memorial service will be held in his honour at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug's name may be made to the oncology or palliative care departments at the Trillium Health Centre, or to a charity of your choice.

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ROULEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-17 published
BAKER, Kathleen (née HODGE)
Of Union, passed away on Friday, March 14th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of John BAKER. Dearly loved mother of Muriel and her husband Douglas BERTLING of London. Loved step-mother of Susan and her husband Jim EASON of London, England, Robin BAKER and her husband Les VOAKES of Merrickville, Laurel and her husband Kevin O'CONNOR of Tecumseh and James and his wife Joanne BAKER of Janetville. Loved grandmother of Kimberley (Scott) LEE, Michael BERTLING and David (Leigh) BERTLING, Stephen EASON (Lisa,) Kaven BAKER- VOAKES, Tallis BAKER- VOAKES and Rory O'CONNOR. Predeceased by her Nana Bessie and Papa James HODGE and father James HODGE and by two brothers James and Andrew HODGE. Dear sister-in-law of Esther ROULEAU of Windsor. Kathleen was born in Edinborough, Scotland on April 8th, 1925. She was retired from the Bank of Nova Scotia. Kathleen was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and volunteered over 16 years at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. The family will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 4: 00 to 7: 00 p.m. A service to celebrate Kathleen's life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, in Saint Thomas with the Reverend Joyce E. ELDER officiating on Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Volunteer Program).

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ROULEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-18 published
BAKER, Kathleen (née HODGE)
Of Union, passed away on Friday, March 14th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of John BAKER. Dearly loved mother of Muriel and her husband Douglas BERTLING of London. Loved step-mother of Susan and her husband Jim EASON of London, England, Robin BAKER and her husband Les VOAKES of Merrickville, Laurel and her husband Kevin O'CONNOR of Tecumseh and James and his wife Joanne BAKER of Janetville. Loved grandmother of Kimberley (Scott) LEE, Michael BERTLING and David (Leigh) BERTLING, Stephen EASON (Lisa,) Kaven BAKER- VOAKES, Tallis BAKER- VOAKES and Rory O'CONNOR. Proud great Nana of Kennedy and Hayden LEE. Predeceased by her Nana Bessie and Papa James HODGE and father James HODGE and by two brothers James and Andrew HODGE. Dear sister-in-law of Esther ROULEAU of Windsor. Kathleen was born in Edinborough, Scotland on April 8th, 1925. She was retired from the Bank of Nova Scotia. Kathleen was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and volunteered over 16 years at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. The family will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 4: 00 to 7:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Kathleen's life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, in Saint Thomas with the Reverend Joyce E. ELDER officiating on Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Volunteer Program).

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ROULSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
CLARK, Alexander Barry " Arch"
On Wednesday, July 2, 2008, Barry succumbed to a 12 month battle with lung and brain cancer which was diagnosed in June of 2007 in Victoria, British Columbia. He was 62 years of age. Since September of 2007 when he was able to return to Saint Thomas, he has been a patient at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital. The wonderful team of Doctor Joel KEENLEYSIDE, Doctor Paula DONAHUE and the exceptional nurses on Units C and D prolonged his life and he was able to enjoy memorable times with family, former teachers and school chums. The family sincerely thanks the afore-mentioned and those who brightened his days with visits and outings. Barry was born in 1933 while his parents, the late Stanley and Agnes (McCALLUM) CLARK, lived in Dutton, Ontario. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Saint Thomas where Barry attended Scott Street School and later excelled in academia, basketball and volleyball at CECI and Saint Thomas Collegiate Institute. He was fortunate to be able to attend University of Toronto on a full scholarship and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He entered the computer field at an exciting time and most of his career as an analyst was spent with International Business Machines Corporation - in Toronto, Montreal, Saint_John, Winnipeg and Calgary. Laterally, he spent his life in beautiful Victoria. He was an avid reader, a lover of jazz and he always kept fit by working out in the gym. Barry's older siblings will hold his memory close to their hearts - Bob (Mary Ellen) CLARK of the Philadephia area, Barb (Ken) TUFF of Saint Thomas, Bill (Patti) CLARK of Toronto and Newfoundland, and Bevin CLARK of Brockville. A special cousin, Doris (Stride) ROULSTON of London, will also hold him dear. Barry's nieces and nephews will always remember him for his quiet, gentle and caring nature - Meri-Sue, Mike (Hollie,) Mark and Margaret (John CONWAY) CLARK; Paul (Karen,) Jane (Bill IDSARDI) and Peter (Shelley) TUFF, Melanie CLARK- HANSEN and Jamie CLARK. Eleanor (McCALLUM) and Don BRANCHFLOWER of Glencoe and Alice (CLARK) COOK of London are his only surviving aunts and uncle. Barry bore his illness with great stoicism and determination. Cremation has taken place (Needham Funeral Service in London) and his ashes will be interred in Cowal Cemetery with his parents and many other family relatives and ancestors, all of whom originally came to the area from Argyleshire, Scotland. A memorial service and the interment of ashes will be held at a later date. Family and Friends will be notified of arrangements. "Always in our hearts"

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ROULSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-07 published
CROWE, Mary Sarah (née ROULSTON)
Mary peacefully finished her worldly travels March 4, 2008 at the McCall Center in Toronto. Born in Toronto, in 1921, she had left the security of her home and family in 1942 to enter the workforce as part of the war effort with the British Mission in Washington, D.C. While there, in 1946, she started work with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization where she met "his nibs" Francis Xavier CROWE.
After leaving the States she spent the time between 1952 and 1962 in Rome, Italy working for the F.A.O.. Mary, a Presbyterian, married "his nibs" during this time in the Vatican in Saint Peter's Basilica.
Following the death of "his nibs" in 1962 she returned to Toronto to settle down with her sister Susie and husband Willie.
May, as many called her, settled back here to enjoy a life of work, at Popsicle Industries, and as well, time for extensive travel, theatre, and many volunteer hours at charities and non profit organizations. Through the next 44 years, she maintained and cultivated Friendships to the enjoyment of many a lucky person. Always a lady and only kind words to offer, Mary set an example for many, both her peers and young people who were fortunate to know her. She always had a place in her heart for animal welfare and was of constant support to various groups involved in this area.
Throughout her life she fondly recalled both the times and people of Washington and Rome whom she had cherished so much. Mary was always proud of her Irish roots right up to the time she "ups and died".
Mary is survived by family in Australia, the United States and Ireland. She will always be remembered by scores of Friends and acquaintances.
A gathering to celebrate Mary's life will be held at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) at 3: 00 p.m. Saturday March 8, 2008.

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ROUND o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-04 published
ARMSTRONG, Ruth
At Grey Bruce Health Service - Markdale, on Saturday February 2, 2008, Margaret Ruth ARMSTRONG of Markdale, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd ARMSTRONG. Dear mother of Dayle HENDRY (Ron) of Bolton, Tim of Guelph, Terry FRASER (Harvey) of Markdale and William (Manya ROUBEN) of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Janice DUNCAN of Markdale, Steven DUNCAN of Georgetown, Christine BUTLER (Shawn) of London, Richard FRASER (Shannon McNAUGHTON) of Toronto and Ryan ARMSTRONG of Mississauga. Survived by sister Mary ROUND of London and sister-in-law Phyllis ARMSTRONG of Orangeville. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many dear Friends. Predeceased by brothers William, Mac and sister Jean. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Tuesday from 2-4: 00 p.m. and 7-9: 00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale on Wednesday, February 6th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Annesley United Church, Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROUND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
DOWARD, Lisa
Suddenly on Sunday, February 24, 2008, Lisa DOWARD of London, in her 22nd year. Cherished daughter of Sharon and Douglas DOWARD. Loving sister and best friend of Kyle DOWARD. Beloved granddaughter of Faye KOLYBABA and Millicient DOWARD. Dear niece of Debbie and Dennis CHISHOLM; Elaine and Stephen ZAMARDI; Marien BREEN Kirk and Cathy DOWARD; and John DOWARD. Beloved cousin of Dennis Jr. and Shelby; Keana and Shae; Christina and Corbin. Lisa is now an angel with her cousin J.D. Also will be missed by special Friends Dave and Leesa ROUND and daughters Lauren and Gillian who were like sisters, and all of Lisa's loving Friends. And finally by her loving boyfriend Joel GOMES. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where a Celebration of Lisa's Life will be conducted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lisa are asked to consider the charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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ROUNDING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
GILLIES, Harvey G.
At Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill (formerly of Port Dover). Harvey was born on October 28, 1909 and died just short of his hundredth year, on May 16, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion (née MILLER,) his three daughters, Gwen WILLIAMSON, Megan LEFOLII and Lynne THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and his four grandchildren, Graham and Deborah WILLIAMSON and Lee and Scott THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. He is mourned and his memory honoured by all of them, by his sons-in-law David WILLIAMSON, Ken LEFOLII and Jamie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and by his many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at Grace United Church (Chapman and St. George St.) Port Dover, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by a Service to Celebrate Harvey's life. Reverend Murray ROUNDING officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Society or to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4A1. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519-583-1530). On-line condolences can be e-mailed to waters@nornet.on.ca.

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ROURKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-16 published
HUGHES, Ruby Lillian (formerly CAVELL, née ROURKE)
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Harriston on Wednesday, February 13, 2008. Ruby Lillian HUGHES of Harriston in her 78th year. Loving wife of the late Garfield W. HUGHES. Mother of G. Brent CAVELL and his wife Susan of Ayton. Grandmother of Reid CAVELL and his wife Michelle, Colin CAVELL and his friend Kelly BENDER and Tyson CAVELL, his friend Michelle IRVINE and her daughter Chasity and great-grandmother of Colin BUEHLER. Step-mother of Christopher HUGHES and his wife Ellen of Greely, Kathryn LYLE and her husband Brian of Saint Thomas, Elizabeth CLARKE and her husband Paul of New Westminster, British Columbia and Jonathan HUGHES and his wife Dale of Calgary and grandmother of Rory HUGHES, Keifer HUGHES, Lauren HUGHES, Deren LYLE, Kara LYLE, Noah CLARKE and Ethan CLARKE. Sister of Eileen ROSSKOPF and her husband Beverley J. of Owen Sound. Remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her 1st husband, Gerald CAVELL, her brother Ivan ROURKE, and by her parents Stanley and Margaret (BYERS) ROURKE. Friends may call at the HARDY-Lee Funeral Home, Harrison on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial services will be held from Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston on Monday, February 18 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dennis WRIGHT officiating. Interment in Harriston Cemetery. Memorial donations to Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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ROURKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-28 published
ORR, Shirley (née BUMSTEAD)
Suddenly in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 25th, 2008. Shirley ORR (BUMSTEAD,) loving mother of Dana ORR of Winnipeg. Sister of Doreen (Floyd) CHARLTON of Toronto; Karen (Don) MAJOR of Woodstock. sister-in-law of Elaine BUMSTEAD of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents Russel and Marjorie (ROURKE) BUMSTEAD; sister Waneeta LENNY and brothers Robin and Clarence. Cremation has taken place.

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ROURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-21 published
CALDWELL, Hilton Squires, P.Eng. (Electrical,) Lt. Col. Retired (Militia)
Died peacefully Friday, July 18, 2008 at 86. Loving husband of Marianne (née Marion ROURKE.) Dear father of Elaine GILES, Paul (Antonietta) and Sheila McKERROW (Andrew.) Loving grandfather of Heather, Ian, Katherine, Isla, Madeleine, Emma, Sophia and Luke. Will be sadly missed by his brother Allan and his wife Anne and brother-in-law Malcolm ROURKE and his wife Patience. Hilton was born in Florenceville, New Brunswick where he attended school there and in Saint_John, New Brunswick. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a radar mechanic in 1940 and was deployed to Great Britain from 1941-1945 in the Royal Air Force. Returning to Canada, Hilton attended the University of New Brunswick and was employed by Bell Canada for 31 years. He will be greatly missed by his many Friends and family. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600), from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Funeral service 3: 00 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Walton Memorial United Church, 2489 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville. Private family interment. For those who wish, memorial contributions to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Email condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com.

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ROUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
CRAIG, Delia " Dee" (BUSH)
At her residence in London on Sunday, March 16, 2008, Delia "Dee" (BUSH) CRAIG in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Richard "Dick" CRAIG (1980.) Loving mother of Scott CRAIG and his wife Sandra of British Columbia and Mahri ROUS of London. Proud grandmother of Kelly, Megan, Kevin, Kyle, Taylor and Madelaine. Dear great-grandmother of Ava. Also missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Howard, Claude and her sister Joyce. At Dee's request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. As an expression of sympathy memorial, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements). Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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ROUSCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
HICKS, Carole Anne
Surrounded by most of her immediate family and treasured Friends, Carole Anne HICKS, in her 69th year, was ushered into Heaven on Thursday, June 19 at 11: 30 p.m. from L.H.S.C. University Hospital. We were able to pray with her, sing to her and say thank you and good-bye. Carole had fought a brief but difficult battle against numerous illnesses. She was a brave wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. We are thankful that she no longer has to fight but is now with her Heavenly family. Carole is lovingly remembered by her husband Dave, her children Cam HICKS (Nancy, David, Aaron), her daughter Karen BUTLER (Geoff, Kirsten, Matthew), her brother Glen HABKIRK (Sandie, Arlene, Laurie of Lethbridge,) her sister Wendy ROUSCH (Wayne, Christopher, Darren of Calgary) and her sister-in-law Marilyn O'DONNELL (Peter, Melissa, Jennifer, Erin of Mississauga). A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at The Salvation Army Citadel (555 Springbank Drive). Visitation from 5: 00-6:45 p.m. There will also be a memorial service on Friday, June 27 at 2: 00 p.m. at Zion Amabel United Church in Sauble Beach. Memorial donations to Hope International or The Salvation Army (Centre of Hope). Online condolences and donations can be made at www.londoncremation.com.

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ROUSE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-17 published
WEIR, Joyce (née McMILLAN)
Of Wiarton, passed away peacefully at Gateway Haven on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 in her 81st year. Joyce and Don WEIR enjoyed 50 years of marriage before Don's passing in 1999. Together they farmed in Mar and operated the Ferry View Motel in Tobermory. Family, fun and Friends - these were the three pillars of Joyce's life. She was an avid curler, euchre player, traveller and a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Dear mother of Brenda ROUSE of London and Shirley and Don JOHANNSON of Port Moody, British Columbia Cherished grandmother to Amy ROUSE (friend Kelly STEWARD/STEWART/STUART), Adam ROUSE, Ryan JOHANNSON and Keira JOHANNSON. Joyce will be missed by her sisters Mildred LEE and Shirley BRYAN, sisters-in-law Edith MATCHAM and Margaret McMILLAN, all of Manitoba, sisters-in-law Mildred McARTHUR of Scarborough and Edna DAY of Kingston, and sisters and brothers-in-law Hester and Tom CUNNINGHAM, Maisie and Howard HEPBURN, Betty and Harvey WEIR, Mary and Lorne WEIR and Clara and Jack WEIR, all of Wiarton, as well as many nieces and nephews. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Don, sons Paul and Ross, parents Belle and Alexander McMILLAN, sisters Hester (Bert) CHURCHILL and Glenis (Stan) MEGGISON, brothers Irvine, Jack (Edna,) George (Florence) and Don McMILLAN and sister-in-law Janet (Roy) BARNES. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Friday, January 18, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. George BELL officiating. Spring interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Friends of Gateway, Wiarton Hospital, the Liver Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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ROUSE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-21 published
CAUDLE, Thelma Mae (née McLAY)
Of Wiarton peacefully at Gateway Haven on Friday, April 18th, 2008. The former Thelma Mae McLAY in her 74th year. Loving and devoted wife of Ken. Cherished mother of Jo Anne and her husband Larry McCARTNEY, of Wiarton; and step-mother of Gary CAUDLE and his wife Viviane, of Port Elgin. Caring grandmother of Brandi-Lynne ROUSE, Jared ROUSE, Amber (Jeffrey GEERDINK), Marshall McCARTNEY, Nicola CAUDLE, and Olivier CAUDLE; and great-grandmother of Grace GEERDINK. Beloved sister of Margaret (Ben HATT,) of Clavering and her daughter-in-law Beth ROUSE, of Wiarton. Sadly missed by her special niece and nephew Alannah and Travis HATT. Predeceased by her parents Verna Mae and John Allan K. McLAY; her brother Marshall McLAY (1959;) and her dear son John ROUSE (1999.) Thelma will be forever remembered for her amazing gift for music, talent in bowling and enduring devotion to her family. Cremation has taken place. Family invite Friends to call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, April 25th, 2008 from 12: 00-2:00 p.m. where a service to celebrate Thelma's life will be conducted from the chapel at 2 o'clock. Interment in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Canadian Cancer Society, or Friends of Gateway would be appreciated. In living memory of Thelma a White Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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ROUSE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-22 published
HUNTER, Arthur Wilfred
Suddenly on Sunday May 18, 2008. Arthur HUNTER of Owen Sound in his 70th year. Loving husband of Helen (née TOTTEN.) Sadly missed by his children Gary and wife Diane of Prevost, Quebec, Jeffrey of North Bay, Chrystal and Kris HUNTER- SINGH and her husband Manohar of Stoney Creek. Also missed by his grandchildren Vanessa, Nicolas, Jessie, and Lance. Survived by his sister Margaret (Sam) WOODS of Owen Sound. Brother-in-law of Joyce GRANT, George (Gail) TOTTEN, Betty (Ron) ROUSE, Jim TOTTEN, and Paul (Brenda) TOTTEN. Predeceased by brother-in-laws Wayne TOTTEN, and Jim GRANT. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting Sunday afternoon May 25th, from 2-4 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Private family interment of ashes, Saint Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROUSE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-19 published
ROBINS, Bernice (née BARTLEY)
Of Wiarton passed away at Gateway Haven Nursing Home on Thursday, July 17, 2008 in her 91st year. Cherished mother of Murray (May) ROBINS of Wiarton, Morgan (Donna) ROBINS and Lynn (Carole) ROBINS both of Miller Lake and Yvonne (Joe) DEAN of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Special Grandma to grandchildren Blaine, Shawn, Scott, Darren, Tina, Ryan, Kristen, Adam and Lucas as well as 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by brothers Lloyd, Allister, Harvey and Bartley, sisters Gladys BRAY, Jean ROUSE and Velma LOUCH and sister-in-law Vera SCOTT as well as many nieces and nephews. Bernice was predeceased by her husband Percy, parents Ella (MORRISON) and Robert BARTLEY and brothers Elmer and Ralph. Family and Friends are invited to share their memories at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lion's head on Monday, July 21, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Bernice's life will be held at the Church on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Ret. Major Charles YOUNG officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Lion's head Hospital or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.georgefuneralhome.com

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ROUSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-12 published
CHIVERS, Fred
(January 25, 1949-March 11, 2008)
Peacefully surrounded by his wife Lana, and children Laura and Lisa, Fred left us on March 11, 2008 to continue the next part of his journey. Remembering his courageous spirit are his wife Lana, daughters Laura, her husband Ken and grand_sons Darek and Nathan ROBERTS; daughter Lisa, her husband Edward and grand_son Alex PANASIUK; sister Vicki and her husband Charlie MILLS. Also remembered by his mother-in-law Ruth ROUSE; Jeff, Anna and Ashley ROUSE; Kevan, Phyllis, Jocelyne and Amanda; Darwin, Janet, Marc and Erin ROUSE; Annette, Greg and Zach HEARD. Sadly missed by many family and Friends. Predeceased by his parents Lynn and Mary CHIVERS and father-in-law Edward ROUSE. Continuing on his journey with him are his beloved cats Ting-kin and Turnstyle. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), for visitation on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Cremation to follow with interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. In memory, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation, c/o C7 Inpatient Adult Oncology (for the purchase of sleep chairs) would be appreciated.

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ROUSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-15 published
McCARTHY, Margaret
Surrounded by the love of her family at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Sunday, April 13, 2008, Margaret McCARTHY at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Lawrence McCARTHY for 57 years. Adored mother of Catherine SPORRE and her husband William, Sharon HAUGHNEY and her husband James, Margaret Ann McCARTHY- ROUSE and her husband John and Larry McCARTHY and his wife Diane. Special sister of Lorraine REID. Cherished grandmother of Emily, Mary, Sean, Nicholas, Christine, Jimmy, Billy, Joey, Katie, Matthew and Michael. Great-grandmother of William. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, Dufferin Avenue at Richmond Street, London on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington, Ontario on Thursday afternoon at 1: 30 o'clock. Prayers Wednesday at 7 o'clock.

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ROUSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
ESSELTINE, Kenneth William
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 26th, 2008, after a long illness with cancer, surrounded by his loving family, Kenneth William ESSELTINE of London passed away in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Margaret. Cherished father of Leigh-Anne LORIMER (Ted,) Darryl ESSELTINE and Tiffany SYMON (Scott.) Precious grandfather of Heather LORIMER, Charlotte and Rachael SYMON. Loving son of Maggie and the late John ESSELTINE. Dear brother of Dorothy DICKER (Tom), Gerald ESSELTINE (Betty), Mary Ann ROUSE (Don), Pat ESSELTINE (Louise,) June UNDERHILL. Predeceased by brother Gordon ESSELTINE and brother-in-law Larry UNDERHILL. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel (1997 Dundas Street, East) London for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Ted SMITH. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations by cheque to the Cultus United Church or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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ROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
EDDY, John Fraser
At his home in Bradenton, Florida, January 10, 2008, at the age of 56, of cancer. He leaves his wife Susan (née ROUSE,) son Ian LENIHAN, step-daughter Martha BOWES, granddaughter Mya, mother Isabel, siblings Catherine, Bruce (Shelagh), Mary Jane (Dan) and Richard (Sue) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Robert and his sister Caroline.
Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick on May 17, 1951, John attended J. Gordon Chalmers School in Bathurst, Bishop's College School in Lennoxville, Quebec, the University of New Brunswick and the University of British Columbia. He practiced law in Vancouver until 1990 when he moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick to begin a new career in the radio business. At the time he became ill, he was Executive Vice-President of Astral Media Radio Atlantic.
John will be remembered by his family and his many Friends and colleagues for the sense of humour, generosity and imagination he brought to all his endeavours whether in business, sports, travel or day-to-day living. An avid golfer, John was a member of Capillano Golf Club in Vancouver and Gowan Brae Golf Club in Bathurst.
Friends may call at McAdams Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, on Friday, January 25, from 3: 30-6:30 p.m. to meet with the family. The funeral service will be held at Christ Church Parish Church, 245 Westmorland Street, Fredericton, on Saturday, January 26, at 2: 00 p.m. www.mcadamsfh.com

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ROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-26 published
HEALEY, Evelyn Annie (née WILSON)
Wife, mother, nana, teacher, author, driver, adventurer. Born December 6, 1918, in Darlington, England. Died December 20, 2007, in Toronto of uterine cancer, aged 89.
By Catherine ROUSE, Page L10
To say that Evelyn was a survivor would be an understatement.
Born Evelyn Annie WILSON, she experienced many tragic events in her life, but she didn't just survive. She loved life. A more apt description would be adventurer.
Evelyn's father was killed by a sniper during the First World War, before she was born. She and her mother immigrated to Canada when Evelyn was 8. At age 16, she was left to fend for herself when her mother died at 36.
Fortunately there was Art, her beloved. She was his "girl next door" in Toronto from the time they were 12, and when Evelyn's mother died she turned to him for comfort. Even though the Second World War separated them for a time, they married in 1945 and started their life together. They had six children, five girls and one boy.
One of the greatest tragedies of Evelyn's life was the loss of her only son, Glen, to leukemia when he was 7. Tears sprang to her eyes whenever his name was mentioned. She was never the same after his death, but her fortitude saw her through.
Evelyn thrived on adventure. Family road trips, camping and annual visits to the Canadian National Exhibition and the circus were a treasured part of our childhood.
Nothing could keep Evelyn down. She learned to swim and ride a bicycle in her 60s, went whitewater rafting and learned French in her 70s and went tubing on the lake at my sister's cottage at 82.
Evelyn worked part-time as we were growing up but was mostly a housewife, a term she was proud of - although keeping house was definitely not her passion. She was too busy moving from one adventure to another, always busy at Hilltop Chapel, a non-denominational church she and Art helped to establish. Sunday afternoons would find one of the chapel families at our house for our traditional lunch of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
When Art passed away in 1983, Evelyn was heartbroken. She knew she would never love another man the way she had loved Art. But life went on and Evelyn kept busy, teaching medical secretarial procedures at night school and even publishing her own Canadian textbook because she felt the U.S. text didn't accurately apply to the Canadian course she taught.
Evelyn loved to drive and she did so until last fall, when she became too weak.
Her grandchildren remember her as the "cool" nana, the one to whom you could say just about anything. Her daughters remember her as a strong-willed, free-spirited, independent woman, and we are proud to say that we picked up those traits.
Catherine ROUSE is Evelyn's daughter.

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ROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-06 published
McCULLOCH, Doctor Michael Alexander
(November 18, 1932-May 4, 2008)
After a long brave battle with leukemia, Michael left this world to sing, ski, play tennis and golf in the next. He died peacefully at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital where he had been a staff member for 45 years. Lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife Ann (Rainnie) and children Gillian (Gord BOGDEN,) Pam (Jon TYNER,) Gavin (Carolyn MEACHER,) Maggie (Jeff AYOUB) and Matthew (Danah DUKE.) Also missed by his grandchildren Scott, Blake, Jamie, Nicholas, Luke, Heather, Clare, Logan and Tala. Survived by his brothers Bob (Virginia) and Ian (Maria) and many nieces and nephews. Michael was born in Montreal. He attended Bishops College School where he was head Prefect. He graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1959 and went on to be a family doctor (Dr. Mike) in Oakville. He also cherished his years as the school doctor at Appleby College and camp doctor at Kilcoo. His passion was for his family, his patients, teaching about diabetes to whomever would listen, and lately singing with the Oakville Entertainers. A fine athlete, he will be missed on the hills of Holimont and on the course of the Toronto Golf Club. A special thank-you to Doctor ROUSE and all the staff on 2E, especially Bev and Joanne and his fans at the Halton Diabetes Program. A Funeral Service will be held at Saint_Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville on Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, please give the gift of blood. Donations can be made to the Oakville Hospital Foundation or the OHF Halton Diabetes Program. Arrangements made with Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville 905-844-2600.

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