STONEFISH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
HUFF, Terry George
A resident of R.R.#3 Bothwell passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 at his residence at the age of 69. He was born in Moraviantown son of Mattie (STONEFISH) and the late Whitty HUFF. He is survived by daughter Andrea GUERREURO and son Terry HUFF Jr. both of Albuquerque, New Mexico; grandchildren Kristen, Lauren and Victoria; great-grand_son Mikhail; sister Crystal PETERS of London; brother Lance and Linda HUFF of Moraviantown; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by sister Donna SHAWANDA; infant sister Geraldine and brothers Robert, Gerald and Garry HUFF. The Huff family will receive family and Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Pierce RUSSELL officiating. Interment in Moraviantown Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Terry HUFF in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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STONEHOUSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
BRYDGES, Nelson " Cowboy" Garnet Brydges
Age 87, a long-time resident of Sarnia, Ontario, passed away on April 20, 2008 at Bluewater Health Palliative Care. Nelson was born on July 15, 1920 in Plympton Township to Walter and Sarah (HELPS) BRYDGES and married his loving wife Audrey (SCOTT) BRYDGES on November 29, 1941, Audrey predeceased him in November 2005 and he missed her very much. Nelson is survived by his loving daughters and sons-in-law Geraldine (Donald) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and Bonnie (Ross) GENNOE and his two grand_sons who he cherished, Rob GENNOE (Nicole) and Dan GENNOE. Also his extended family Carolyn (Joe) STONEHOUSE, their children Tyler and Nathan MATER, Beau, Brett and Ben STONEHOUSE, and Brian (Pat) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and their children Matthew, Michael, and Kate. Brother of Doris GOODALL, and brother-in-law of Irene BRYDGES and Eileen BRYDGES, Ken (Evelyn) SCOTT, Fred SCOTT, Jean (Earl) OPPENHAUSER, Yvonne (Keith) TINNING, Mary (Don) SWINDALL, Pat (Ron) PATTERSON and Jim MILLER. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Walter and Sarah (HELPS) BRYDGES, brothers and sisters-in-law Walter and Margie BRYDGES, Lewis BRYDGES, Clifford and Hazel BRYDGES, Robert BRYDGES, and sisters and brothers-in-law Lucy and Jack KECK, John GOODALL, Violet and Clifford KADEY, Evelyn and Don McINTYRE, Mary and Ruel BOYNTON. Also sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ruth and John MILLINGTON, sisters-in-law Dorothy MILLER and Audrey SCOTT, and son-in-law Orval DUFFY. Nelson fought bravely in the Second World War and was in the first wave at Normandy. A Brick has been placed at Juno Beach remembering the service he gave to his country. Nelson continued to be a faithful member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He will be fondly remembered by his good Friends Ian and Sheila McKILLOP, and also all the many Friends he made at Tim Horton's on Colborne Road. His nickname was "Cowboy" because he always wore his western hat, boots and jeans - a throw back to his younger days around horses. He loved animals all his life. Nelson had 10 pin bowled for almost 50 years and was still bowling in early March and made many Friends through his bowling associations. We will all miss him dearly, but know that he is now with his beloved Audrey and they are back together and in God's hands. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. Sympathy donations may be made to War Amps or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

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STONEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-18 published
CORNWALL, Marion Elizabeth
Passed away, peacefully, at her home, on Sunday, June 15, 2008. Marion CORNWALL, of Belleville, Ontario, and for many years a resident of London, Ontario. Daughter of the late Dillon and Muriel (STONEMAN) CORNWALL. Sister of the late Annabelle and the late Doctor James LOUDON of Belleville. Arrangements in the care of Belleville Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd. 68 North Front Street, Belleville, Ontario. (613-968-5080). Following cremation, an interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery, London. Memorial donations to World Vision Canada, or to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at www.quintefuneralcentres.com

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STONER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-20 published
STONER, O.G. "Gerry" (1922-2008)
Wartime Soldier, Peacetime Public Servant
Predeceased by his wife Ballen whose incredible courage and generosity never ceased to amaze him over more than 56 years of marriage, his sister Marguerite (Torney) and his son Patrick. Survived by his daughter Robyn, his 4 grandchildren and by his best friend Carly, last in a long line of canine pals. Educated at University of Western Ontario, 1938-1941 LLD (Hon), Queens University 1945-1947. Served in World War 2, 1941-1945 with First Hussars Armoured Regiment, N.W. Europe, D-Day (Juno Beach), M.I.D. Citation (mentioned in a Despatch for distinguished service), Companion of the Legion of Honour (France). Federal Public Servant 1947-1987, serving 8 Prime Ministers, 5 of them as Deputy Minister of Transport and Industry, Trade and Commerce. For Gerry the key ingredients of life were comradeship, trust, and luck, preferably good. It was to these that he attributed any modest success that came his way including in tennis that he played for over 60 years until the crippling effects of arthritis and cancer sidelined him. He believed his generation of Canadians, both men and women, were a very unique lot. Private Cremation and Burial. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa on Friday, February 22nd at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Humane Society. Condolences/Donations at: mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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STONER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-24 published
TILLER, Jayne Almira Maud (née STONER)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 20, 2008 in her 83rd year.
Beloved wife of Jim (The Rev. Canon James D. 1924-2007). She was the loving mother of Douglas (Jacqui), Mark (Dale), Mary Jane, Sarah, and Amanda (Jody). She was Nana to Tania, Quinn (Harry), Katie (Gary), Julia (Mark), Harley, Todd, Daniel, Adam, Hannah, Douglas, Jeremy and Joshua. Great-Grandmother to Ava, Liam, Gabriel, Eric and Ashlene.
Friends may call on Thursday, May 29, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Anglican Church (1087 Lillian Street), Willowdale. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada or the St. Patrick's Anglican Church Accessibility Project in memory of Jim and Jayne TILLER.
Condolences www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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STOPFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-26 published
HUFF, Olive B. (née REINHART)
Went to be with the Lord, on Friday May 23, 2008. Olive HUFF (née REINHART) of Southampton in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Sam HUFF. Dear mother of Lois and her husband Dick ARMSTRONG of Venice, Florida and John (Jack) and his wife Colleen of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of Krista, Jeff, Penny, Jean, Wendy, John and of her 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Mary REINHART and by her 2 brothers, Wilfred and Vern. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Monday May 26, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Olive HUFF will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Pastor Peter STOPFORD will officiate. Interment Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Gideons or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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STOPPENBRINK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-17 published
STOPPENBRINK, Gerd H.
(Past President and C.E.O., Chairman of the Board of Kuehne Nagel Ltd.)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, March 16, 2008, Gerd H. STOPPENBRINK, Schomberg in his 81st year, loving husband of Gloria. Dear father of John and his wife Marianne STOPPENBRINK, Paul and his wife Sheryl STOPPENBRINK. Cherished grandfather of Ella, Kate and Luke. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Monday evening 7-9 o'clock and Tuesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 91 Church Street, Schomberg, on Wednesday morning, March 19 at 11 o'clock, (leaving the funeral home at 10: 15 a.m.). Private family interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Parish prayers will be held Tuesday evening at 8: 45 o'clock. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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STORER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-04-18 published
STORER, Deborah Raye
At her residence in Midland (formerly Wasaga Beach) on April 13th, 2008 in her fiftieth year. Loving wife of Wayne Kenneth STORER. Dear Mother of Jessie of Waubaushene. Loving daughter of Virginia (Jenny) MORRIS of Wasaga Beach. Grandma to Sidney Raye STORER and Curtis Owen STORER. Visitation at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach, 705-429-1040 on Thursday 7: 00-9:00 p.m., on Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday at 3: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Cancer Centre at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.
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STORER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-05-16 published
STORER, Deborah Raye
The family of Deborah STORER would like to thank all Friends and relatives who brought so much love, Friendship and joy into the life of our wife, mother and grandmother. Thank you to all of Deborah's Care Givers for the top notch high quality professional care Deborah received. Thank you to all who telephoned, sent flowers, donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and attended Deborah's Celebration of Life service. Deborah is smiling on everyone as her adventure continues.
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STORER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-16 published
STORER, Deborah Raye
At her residence in Midland (formerly Wasaga Beach) on April 13th, 2008 in her fiftieth year. Loving wife of Wayne Kenneth STORER. Dear Mother of Jessie of Waubaushene. Loving daughter of Virginia (Jenny) MORRIS of Wasaga Beach. Grandma to Sidney Raye STORER and Curtis Owen STORER. Visitation at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach, 705-429-1040 on Thursday 7: 00-9:00 p.m. on Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday at 3: 00 p.m. Donations may he made to the Cancer Centre at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.
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STORER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-05-21 published
STORER, Deborah Raye
The family of Deborah STORER would like to thank all Friends and relatives who brought so much love, Friendship and joy into the life of our wife, mother and grandmother. Thank you to all of Deborah's Care Givers for the top notch high quality professional care Deborah received. Thankyou to all who telephoned, sent flowers, donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and attended Deborah's Celebration of Life service. Deborah is smiling on everyone as her adventure continues.
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STOREY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-04 published
STOREY, Victor
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Friday May 30, 2008, in his 79th year. Loving husband of the late Nora STOREY. Beloved father of Doris (Doug,) Vicki (Steve,) June (Warren,) Charlie (Cathy), Susan (Lee) and Cathie (Kevin). Devoted grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family received Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E. Shelburne on Monday June 2, 2008 from 5-9 p.m. Funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday June 3, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment in the Blair-Belfountain Cemetery. Donations to the Diabetes Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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STOREY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-18 published
STOREY, Victor
The family of Victor STOREY would like to extend our sincere thank you to family and Friends for your sympathy and kindness during our recent loss of our father. A very special thank you to the staff at Dufferin Oaks, the staff at the Headwater Health Unit and to the Code 2 ladies and also Marian and the staff at Doney's Funeral Home for all your kindness and compassion.
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STOREY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-29 published
VAN BALKOM, Antonia "Toni" (née VAN DOREN)
Peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008. Antonia Frances VAN BALKOM (née VAN DOREN,) of Owen Sound, in her 80th year. Dearly beloved wife of Albert VAN BALKOM, for 54 years. Loving mother of Anne PATERSON and her husband, Jay, of Waterloo, Josie MOORE and her husband, Brian, of Chatsworth, Ted VAN BALKOM and his wife, Cathy, of Hamilton and Rick VAN BALKOM and his wife, Heidi, of Wiarton. Proud grandmother of Josh (Lobat), Ryan and Rachel PATERSON, Jason (Shelley) CATTO, Matthew CATTO (Robin), Anisha MOORE, Maddison and Dana VAN BALKOM and Jarret (Rebecca) MAITLAND and Jamine STOREY. Great-grandmother of Luke and Gavin. Survived by siblings, Door, Piet, Sien, Jaan, Ria, Ann and Tini. Predeceased by her parents, Johannes and Wilhelmina VAN DOREN and five brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Friday, February 29th, 2008 from 3: 00-5:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, 554 - 15th St. East, Owen Sound on Saturday, March 1st, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Steve LACROIX officiating. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. The Vigil for the Deceased will be offered at the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday evening at 8: 30 p.m. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Owen Sound Day Away program, as your expression of sympathy.

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STOREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-19 published
MOIR, Jeanne Helen
We are celebrating the life of Jeanne Helen MOIR; who passed away peacefully Sunday, March 16, 2008 surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her parents James and Gladys MOIR. Loved and dearly missed by her brother Gord MOIR and his family, her three children and their spouses, Tracy and Dan PALMATEER, Marie and Dave WILKINSON, Jim and Sheri STOREY. Beloved grandma of Brandon, Jason, Jenna, Jordon, Noah, Mykayla, Jeffrey, Mary, Arone, Cassandra and Michael. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) London, on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 1 p.m. Donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association, in memory of Jeanne.

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STOREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-30 published
BALSDON, George
The family of the late George BALSDON want to sincerely thank everyone for their support. Your cards, calls, funeral visitation and donations were all very much appreciated. Special thanks to Rev. STOREY for your visits and prayers. Your kindness and thoughtfulness will be remembered. Jackie, Cheryl, Cindy and Families

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STOREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-12 published
HENDERSON, Norma J. (née STOREY)
On Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at the Briton House in her 79th year. Greatly loved wife and companion of the late T. Gavin HENDERSON. Fondly remembered by the families of Morley BAIN of Zephyr and Lynn and Walter Gyr of Luzern, Switzerland. Norma retired from the former Etobicoke Board of Education where she was head of the Geography Department for 28 years, first at Burnhamthorpe C.I. then North Albion Collegiate. Cremation has taken place with burial in Mount Albert Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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STOREY 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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STOREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
STOREY, Merle Secord " Auntie Teb"
In Ottawa on July 2, 2008 at the age of 97. Survived by her sister Margaret Storey Callaghan DOYLE (Patrick), nieces Barbara CALLAGHAN, Carol CALLAGHAN (Rick BREZER), Debby PHILLIPS (Rod), Margot HAJDUK (Michael) all of Edmonton, Pama HOBBING and Linda AYOUNG- CHEE of Burlington, nephew John CALLAGHAN of Vancouver, numerous great nieces and nephews, godson Stephen COLLINS and goddaughter Peggy BEATTIE. Predeceased by parents Milton and Norma and brother John.
Merle graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master's degree in languages before embarking on an editorial career with the Government of Canada in Ottawa. She was an accomplished editor of many publications which included the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, and after retirement, was senior English editor for the National Museums Corporation of Canada. Merle was an active member of the Media Club of Canada for over 40 years. She had a lifelong passion for books, photography, the arts and traveled most of the world, including several trips to the Middle East and yearly visits to Italy. She was a prolific writer, documenting her life and travels in journals, postcards and letters. A lifelong student, she studied Italian and Russian in her later years.

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STOREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
HENDERSON, Norma J. (née STOREY)
On Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at the Briton House in her 79th year. Greatly loved wife and companion of the late T. Gavin HENDERSON. Fondly remembered by the families of Morley BAIN of Zephyr and Lynn and Walter Gyr of Luzern, Switzerland. Norma retired from the former Etobicoke Board of Education where she was head of the Geography Department for 28 years, first at Burnhamthorpe C.I. then North Albion Collegiate. Cremation has taken place with burial in Mount Albert Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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STORK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-06-11 published
ROWLES, Irene
On June 6th, 2006 at Sunset Manor, Collingwood in her 69th year. Irene ROWLES beloved wife of the late William Arthur ROWLES (1969.) Dear mother of David and his wife Debbie ROWLES of Lisle, Ontario. Nana to Derek and DeAnne ROWLES. Visitation was at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga (705-429-1040) on Wednesday June 11th, 2006 from 11-12 p.m. Funeral Service was in the Chapel at 12 p.m. Cremation. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Sincere thanks to the Staff at Sunset Manor Collingwood. In addition for support by Jennifer STORK- RELSE and Anne STORK. As expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of your Choice.
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STORM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-10 published
KAGAN, Kenneth
On Friday, May 9, 2008 at Princess Margaret Hospital. Kenneth KAGAN, beloved husband of Marsha. Devoted son of Lillian and the late Arthur KAGAN. Loving father of Jonah, and Alex. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Karen and Gordon DONSKY, and brother-in-law of Harvey and Helen STORM. Loving uncle to Jordan, Amie, Elana, Adam, Sherri, and Abby Esther. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday, May 11th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Congregation Habonim section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 352A Spadina Road. Memorial donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, c/o Dr. Hedley for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 416-946-6560.

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STORMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-07 published
STORMS, Douglas Dewar
Passed away peacefully in L-Wing at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 in his 91st year. Loving husband of Mary and loving father of Geoffrey, Graham, and Judith and brother of Helen SKINNER. Family and Friends may visit The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (275 Lesmill Rd., Toronto, 416-441-1580) on Friday, February 8, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral service and reception to follow. Private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to Sunnybrook Health Science Centre (George Hees Veterans Residence, L-Wing East, 416-480-4483) would be appreciated.

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STOROZUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-07 published
ALBANESE, Philip Carman
Husband, father, grandfather, provider, teacher, knowledge seeker. Born November 12, 1924, in Port Arthur, Ontario Died December 5, 2007, in Thunder Bay of complications following a stroke, aged By Monica STOROZUK, Page L8
Philip was an ordinary man who believed in living responsibly and simply. His life was dedicated to the enjoyment of family and Friends and to the pursuit of knowledge.
He was born in Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay, to an Italian immigrant family. Until the age of 5 he spoke only Italian. He was a reserved child but enjoyed school and playing outdoors with Friends.
At 18, he joined the army with his twin brother, Rino. Together they served for three years overseas during the Second World War. The experience had a positive and lasting effect on Philip. Sixty years later, he declined to apply for veterans' assistance, saying, "Why should they pay me? I should pay them for all they did for me."
When the war was over, Philip attended university and became a high-school teacher. He met and married Geraldine MORROW, proposing to her on Valentine's Day. They soon began a family; within a dozen years they had seven children.
Philip was sensitive to beauty in its many forms. Although his sensibilities relaxed over the years, he never surrendered a deep sense of propriety.
His vast knowledge, acquired through extensive reading, stretched from history and geography to politics, world affairs, art, architecture and music. His appetite for learning never diminished. At 80, when asked about a book he was reading, he replied with great enthusiasm, "Quantum physics. I always wanted to know about quantum physics."
His quest for knowledge was aided by his lack of interest in perfection. In many ways he was an anti-perfectionist. The front steps need repair? They can wait. The shirt needs pressing? No big deal. Time was precious and shouldn't be wasted on the mundane.
Philip knew the value of simple pleasures. In the 1960s, he purchased a piece of property in the country and spent many hours there. In his retirement, he and Geri built a small cabin out of recycled wood and used nails. Someone called it the Bothy, a Scottish word for a simple shelter, and the name stuck. Philip spent a lot of time at the Bothy, gardening, puttering and reading.
In the hours before his death he stayed engaged in the conversation around him, as he had done all his life. As family members quietly talked about a trip to Italy and tried to recall the name of a town near Verona, he excitedly blurted out the name, surprising everyone.
In a fitting tribute to his legacy, Philip was buried with simple tokens of remembrance: the key to the Bothy, a package of tomato seeds, a copy of Vanity Fair, a few coins representing thrift, and loving notes from his grandchildren.
Monica STOROZUK is Philip's daughter.

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STORSATER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-14 published
MacIVER, Alexander John " Jack"
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Alexander John (Jack) MacIVER in Winnipeg, on Sunday May 11th, 2008, at the age of 83 years. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary; his seven children; Alexander John (Sandy) of Vancouver, Ian of Toronto, Laura-Leigh BROOK (Jim) of Breckenridge, Colorado, Douglas (Evelyn) of Winnipeg, Tracy VANDERENDE (Herb) of Vancouver, Kim TURNLEY (Dave) of Winnipeg, Jackie DRAGOJEVIC (Mike) of Toronto. Also mourning his loss are his 16 grandchildren, Meghan, Drewe, John-James, Tyler, Ryan, Shelley, Douglas, Andrew, Alexandria, Ryan, Susan, Zachery, Danielle, Shauna, Jonmikal and Seth. The annual fishing trips to northern Manitoba including Knee Lake and Bolton Lake will long live in their memories. Jack was predeceased by his sister Margaret and his brother A.B.C. (Bruce). Also left to remember him are Jack's sisters, Francis BALLINGALL of Tawassen, British Columbia and Diane MacDONALD of Winnipeg. He is remembered with fondness by Terri, Bryan, Melissa, Nicole and Michael of Los Angeles; his sisters-in-law Anne LOREQUE of New Mexico, Edna STORSATER (Ralph) of Montreal and Phyllis MacIVER of Winnipeg, along with his many nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Winnipeg on November 9th 1924 where he resided all of his life. Educated at Linwood School in St James, he joined the R.C.N.V.R. in the spring of 1943. While on active duty following the 'D' day operations his ship, the HMCS Trentonian was sunk in February 1945. Upon his return from the war he married his long time sweetheart Mary BUTCHART on November 10, 1945. Over the years, Jack remained in contact with his few surviving shipmates. He recently visited his friend and shipmate Vince HADLEY (Ivey) at their home in White Rock, British Columbia. Jack was responsible for publishing the history of the HMCS Trentonian. Jack found his calling in the automotive industry. A self made businessman Jack became owner and dealer principal of Midway Chrysler Plymouth in August 1969. Jack was recognized as the Time Life Dealer of the year in 1985. He was best known for the slogan 'where you're the boss' and the Midway jingle that followed. Jack loved Winnipeg and Winnipeggers. He was generous in giving back to his community. Often he was the anonymous benefactor for those in need especially when children and summer camps were involved. Over the years Jack remained involved in many organizations; and continued his association as past president of the Winnipeg Lions Club, the St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association. For many years Jack served on Chrysler Canada's dealer advisory council. He was also actively involved in many civic and charitable organizations; through the Shriners [and Jesters] Ducks Unlimited, the Fort Whyte Society and as one of the few 60 year pin holders with the Masonic Temple. He also enjoyed his long time membership with cohorts in the Passwa Club and with the Winnipeg 'mafia' brain stormers. Jack was a Board member of MPIC and the Associates of the Asper School of Business. He was a lifetime member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. Jack was a very active member of Knox United Church. He spent many years as chairman of the board of the Duval Foundation. He volunteered his energy and efforts to many diverse projects throughout the City and particularly with and through HMS Chippewa. He was gratified to learn that his last volunteer effort would also be a success when the City announced that permission had been granted for a parade honouring cadets from all levels of the armed forces [air, sea and land] to be celebrated for the first time in June 2008. Jack enjoyed many activities having been a long time member of the Winnipeg Winter Club, the Carlton Club, the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed his recognition as a select member of the 'hole in one' club. His favourite place of all was sitting with Mary by the fireplace at their second home at Block 12 Falcon Lake where he surrounded himself with his many Friends and family. He loved the sound of the loons in the evening. The grandchildren especially remember the sauna to warm up in after the thrilling tube rides behind the boat driven by Uncle Dave. The family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Unit Staff of the Health Sciences Centre on 4GD for all their support during Jack's brief stay. A celebration of the life of A.J. 'Jack' MacIVER will be held in Winnipeg on Thursday May 15th, at 11: 00 a.m. at Knox United Church 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens - 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba. If Friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1080 Portage Avenue, R3G 3M3 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, R3L 0K6. Neil Bardal Inc. 204-949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca

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STORUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
STORUS, Julia (née WEISSER)
It is with profound grief that we announce the passing of Julia STORUS in her 84th year on Friday, June 13th, 2008. Born in Presov, Slovakia as the youngest to Michael and Mary WEISSER. Beloved wife of 58 years to Edward. Devoted mother to sons Timothy (Luba), Paul (Kim) and Gregory STORUS. Proud grandmother to Matthew, Mark, Andrew, Meagan and Erin. Visitation will be held at Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor Street West, Toronto (west of Royal York Rd.) on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, 1570 Royal York Road, Toronto. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Saint_Joseph's Health Centre. Online condolences at www.turnerporter.ca

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STORY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-25 published
VANKERREBROECK, Albert Morris
Suddenly at his residence on Tuesday April 22, 2008, Albert Morris VANKERREBROECK of R.R.#1 Otterville in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Glenda (VUYLSTEKE.) Loving father of Megan VANKERREBROECK and Dan CORNWELL of R.R.#3 Norwich, Kathryn and husband Wayne Samways of R.R.#1 Otterville. Proud grandpa of Kyle SAMWAYS. Dear brother of Harriet DECLEIR and husband Paul of R.R.#1 Delhi, Gilbert VANKERREBROECK and wife Anne of R.R.#1 Norwich, Denise PROVOOST and husband Ronny of R.R.#1 Delhi, sister-in-law Brenda VANQUAETHEM and husband Steve of R.R.#2 Tillsonburg. Son-in-law of Roger and Paula VUYLSTEKE of R.R.#1 Otterville, brother-in-law of Rick VUYLSTEKE and wife Lorraine of R.R.#1 Otterville, Susan VUYLSTEKE and husband Paul STORY of London. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Remi and Janet VANKERREBROECK and a brother Marcel VANKERREBROECK. Albert was a second generation tobacco farmer who loved farming. He was an active and lifelong member of Our Lady of LaSalette Parish. Conservation of the environment and local history were important to him. He enjoyed springtime tree planting days. Please plant a tree in his memory. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020, on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be said on Friday at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of LaSalette Church on Saturday April 26, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. with Rev. Father Alan DUFRAIMONT officiating. Interment Our Lady of LaSalette Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to either South Norwich or Norwich Historical Societies. Online condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com.

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STOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-04 published
STOTT, Edna Jean (née YATES)
(September 3 1924-March 4 2006)
We miss you Mom. Two years have come and gone and we still have the same loss in our hearts as the day you died. Family gatherings are just not the same without you and Dad. The smell of Sunday dinner and laughs at Glen Edyth cannot be replaced. We all remember the memories and we will never forget them. Your loving children and grandchildren.

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STOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
STOTT, Daniel 'Harrison'
On July 8th, 2008 at Sick Kids Hospital at the age of 20. Harrison, son of Dan and Lisa, brother of Alex, left us peacefully. Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, Friends and his loyal dog Lady. Harrison left us doing what he loved most, riding on his dirt bike. His days at Bigwin Island, all-terrain vehicling, and hanging out with his Friends were his favourite pastimes. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home (109 Reynolds Street, Oakville 905-844-3221) on Sunday July 13th, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Harrison's life will be held in the Ward Funeral Home Chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations in Harrison's memory can be made to the Canadian Council of Hyperbaric Medicine (89 Chestnut Street - Suite 100 Concourse Level, Toronto Ontario, M5G 1R1. Condolences to the family may be sent to harrison.stott@wardfh.com Of all our worldly possessions our memory of you is the one we will cherish the most. We love you Harrison

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STOUGHTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-20 published
DESCHAMPS, Leo Alexander
At Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton, on Saturday, May 17th, 2008, at the age of 76 years, Leo DESCHAMPS of Port Elgin. Beloved husband of the former Patricia MOORE. Father of Leo and Shelley of British Columbia, Timothy of Southampton, Dennis of Paisley, Sandra and Ray of Cambridge, Janice and her husband Dave COOK of Paisley, and Heather SEAHAVER of Port Elgin, Grandpa to Alacea, Ami, Kristopher, Jessica, Melissa, Caitlyn, Kurtis, Toni, Kyle, Jaymie, Samantha and Catherine, Great-grandpa of Maya, Luke H., Sarah and Luke. Brother of Joan and her husband Chuck SCHOOLEY of Crystal Beach, Shirley and her husband Mike KOWALIK of Guelph, Thelma and her husband Walter CROZIER of Fort Erie, Ronnie of Crystal Beach, Denzil and his wife Sally of Port Colborne, Barb and her husband Ellis STOUGHTON of Crystal Beach, Bernie and his friend Sharon BAUNTROG of Cambridge, Rene and his wife Pauline of Caledonia, Linda LEGAULT and her partner Roger BARTHE of Niagara Falls, and Michael and his partner Joanne GIBBS of Hamilton. Surviving also is one sister-in-law Rita DESCHAMPS of Buffalo, New York. Predeceased by his parents Leandre and Sarah (Sadie) DESCHAMPS, and by his brothers Desi and Wilmer. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Elgin on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Peter MEYER officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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STOUT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-09 published
CHEDA, Sherrill
Suddenly on June 7, 2008 at the Princess Margaret Hospital at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of Karl JAFFARY. Loving mother of Marc PERRY and Andrew PERRY. Mourned as well by Karl's children Eric Dennis JAFFARY (Aeylya HUSEIN) and Nora Elizabeth JAFFARY (Edward OSOWSKI.) Grandmother to Kate, Isabella, Desiree and Michael PERRY as well as Luc JAFFARY- OSOWSKI and Adam Stuart JAFFARY. Dear daughter of Abe SCHNEIDER and the late Myrtle STOUT. She is also survived by her sisters Marcia WHISMAN and Kathie JOHNSON and her brother Ralph SCHNEIDER. She will also be remembered by her very dedicated friend Phyllis YAFFE. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Women's Foundation, 133 Richmond St. West, Suite 504, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2L3. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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STOUT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-21 published
Activist librarian made a difference in publishing, literature and the arts
'Feminist and peacenik' challenged the status quo, launched the journal Emergency Librarian and helped stabilize Canada's magazine industry. 'Her principles were so much a part of her life'
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S12
'The times they are a-changin,' Bob Dylan sang in 1964 in a song that captured the upsurge of political and social upheaval as a generation of mostly privileged boomers came of age, questioning all manner of establishment authority. Protests against poverty, racism and the Vietnam War grabbed the headlines, but second-wave feminism was also in full throttle in the United States. Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, which argued that housework and childrearing were not the only ways to be fulfilled as a woman, had kick-started the movement after its publication in 1963. In Canada, Doris Anderson (obituary March 3, 2007), who had become editor of Chatelaine in 1956, was offering her readers thoughtful and provocative articles about all sorts of taboo topics, such as abortion and contraception, and was urging women to take off their aprons and run for public office.
Fast forward almost a decade to Winnipeg. Early in 1973, Harry Easton, the city's chief librarian and president of the Canadian Library Association, asked two young librarians, Phyllis YAFFE and Barbara CLUBB, to organize the theme day at the annual Canadian Library Association conference, which was to be held that June in Sackville, New Brunswick They took on the unpaid task, but they gave their own feminist twist to the theme, "Librarians: beginning, middle and end of career." Specifically, they focused on female librarians and why it was that men held virtually all of the executive positions in a profession in which women occupied the vast majority of jobs.
Needing a speaker, they phoned broadcaster Barbara Frum at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, who declined; then Doris Anderson, who also demurred, but who recommended Sherrill CHEDA, an ardent feminist and the chief librarian at Seneca College in Toronto. That is how Ms. CHEDA came to deliver a keynote address entitled That Special Little Mechanism, referring to the appendage that men carry between their legs.
Delivered by a tiny powerhouse of a woman slightly over five feet tall, who was barely visible above a massive podium that tended to skitter across the stage, the speech was a knock out. Studded with anecdotes and statistics, it not only articulated the reality that many female librarians lived, but it acquired a legitimacy because of the forum in which it was delivered - the profession's annual conference.
"It was shocking," Ms. YAFFE, now vice-chairwoman of the board of Ryerson University and former Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Atlantis, said in a telephone interview. "Nobody asked questions like that." Afterwards, the triumvirate of Ms. CHEDA, Ms. YAFFE and Ms. CLUBB (now the chief librarian of the City of Ottawa) sat on the lawn and plotted their next move: The launch of the oddly titled journal Emergency Librarian, a compendium of book reviews, news, and information infused with feminist voices from the alternative press and radical librarians.
Ms. CHEDA and Ms. YAFFE (who moved to Toronto in September, 1973 and was hired by Ms. CHEDA as a reference librarian at Seneca College) organized the editorial in meetings after work at Ms. CHEDA's kitchen table while Ms. CLUBB maintained the subscription lists in Winnipeg. "Getting information to people was so empowering. We had a social purpose," said Ms. YAFFE who became lifelong Friends with Ms. CHEDA. " She was loyal and caring and inspiring because her principles were so much a part of her life. She was a feminist and a peacenik and absolutely against prejudice of any kind."
Sherrill SCHNEIDER was born in the mid-1930s in Osgood, Indiana, a small town in the American Midwest between Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Her father, Abraham (Abe) SCHNEIDER, was a Russian Jew from Kiev who had walked across Ukraine to Hamburg with his mother and two siblings to escape the pogroms following the Russian revolution. His ultimate destination was Indiana, where his father had settled. That's where Abe SCHNEIDER met and married Myrtle STOUT, the descendant of early Protestant settlers on the eastern coast of the United States. Sherrill was the eldest of their four children.
Over the years Abe SCHNEIDER ran both a shoe and a dry-goods store before going into the scrap-metal business with his father, a business that continues to thrive. Sherrill, who was the valedictorian of her high school, was the first person in her family to go to university. She went briefly to Hanover College, a small private Presbyterian College, in 1954, and then entered the University of Indiana in Bloomington the following September.
Her plan was to become an academic, but the male head of the English department discouraged her dreams by saying dismissively that studying for a doctorate would be a waste of time because she was probably going to get married and have babies. She fulfilled that prediction by marrying a fellow student named Noël PERRY in June, 1958, just after she graduated with a bachelor's degree. While he completed his undergraduate degree she entered the master's program in library science - which, along with teaching and nursing, was then an acceptable occupation for ambitious women. By September, 1959, three months and three courses short of acquiring her library degree, she had moved to San Francisco where her husband had found a job with Social Security, and had produced her first son, Marc (named after the artist Marc Chagall).
The family moved to Baltimore in 1962, where their second son, Andrew, was born that May. Four months later, Ms. CHEDA began working in the history and social-sciences department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. She earned $4,000 a year and was advised that if she wanted to succeed she should wear pearls and white gloves to work and use Jacqueline Kennedy as a role model. A year later the library gave her a leave of absence to complete her MLS at Indiana University. Thereafter, she and her family moved back to San Francisco where she worked as a librarian at San Francisco State College. Along with her husband, she became involved with the growing resistance to the Vietnam War.
The Perrys' marriage fell apart in 1966 in San Francisco during the era of love and peace. She subsequently moved across the border to Vancouver with her children and her new partner, Michael CHEDA, a draft dodger. She worked in the libraries of the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. They married in 1969, about the time he moved to Toronto to take a job with CFTO television in Markham. She followed with her children several months later and began working at the library of the Indian and Eskimo Association, and then as chief librarian at Seneca College. Her marriage to Mr. CHEDA broke up in about 1975.
Having grown totally frustrated by the lack of professional opportunities and the inequitable share of household responsibilities that she shouldered, Ms. CHEDA became a member of the New Feminists, a group that had split from the Toronto Women's Liberation Movement in April, 1969, over ideological differences. Although she had enthusiastically embraced feminism and the concept of women supporting and loving other women, she did draw some lines. Arriving at a feminist consciousness-raising session in a church basement, Ms. CHEDA was given a mirror and invited to get better acquainted with her vagina. "Give me a break," Ms. CHEDA whispered to her friend Shelagh Wilkinson, who had also declined the mirror on the grounds that, as a trained nurse and midwife, she had seen more then enough vaginas.
Nobody seems to remember exactly how Ms. CHEDA met Ms. Anderson at Chatelaine, but they probably connected in 1972 when Ms. CHEDA began trying to express her feminist ideas in print. They had many common interests, not least of which was the challenge of trying to raise independent sons in a patriarchal society.
Nine months after her Sackville speech, Ms. CHEDA dropped her second feminist shoe when she published the article How to Raise Liberated Children in Chatelaine in March, 1974. Described as a practical parent's guide, the article itemized how her sons were expected to make their own lunches, get themselves around town, make dinner once a week and do laundry and other household tasks. There was an outraged response from many readers, but Ms. CHEDA and Ms. Anderson were not deterred. Another article, On The Way to Liberation: One housewife-mother-librarian's personal and painful journey from martyr mom to liberated person, appeared six months later. About this time, Ms. CHEDA became the expert fielding questions from readers in a monthly advice column, Ask A Feminist.
As for her own kids, they grew up in a household that embraced peace activists, feminists and gay couples. Her son Marc, now a research administrator in the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto, says that he didn't really have much choice about doing his share of the housework (unlike his Friends, whose mothers made their beds and prepared their lunches), but he had a lot of freedom. His mother was always willing to talk to him "about major things going on in her life, like the life-changing thing that happened after my stepfather moved out. We had a real heart-to-heart, so it wasn't like I never had input," he said. "We were consulted, and we were consulted at a very early age."
Contributing to a magazine such as Chatelaine is a lot easier than running one, especially a start-up operation like Emergency Librarian. Because Ms. CHEDA knew nothing about the mechanics of publishing magazines, she joined an organization called the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association in the mid-1970s and was soon elected to its board of directors. Eventually, probably in 1979 or 1980, she was asked to take on the job of executive director of the floundering, nearly bankrupt group. Even though it meant working for a lower salary and giving up the pension and other benefits she had at Seneca, Ms. CHEDA accepted the challenge.
As an arts administrator she applied the organizational, research and management skills she had learned as a librarian. She travelled across the country by train and bus, sleeping on sofas in the homes of Canadian Periodical Publishers Association members to rally enthusiasm for the floundering organization. Within a year she had turned it around; then she began developing a distribution system that actually helped Canadian magazines reach their subscribers and improve their business prospects.
In the mid-1970s, Ms. CHEDA met lawyer Karl JAFFARY, a former alderman for the old city of Toronto. Also interested in the arts and involved with the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association, Mr. JAFFARY acted for her when she sued the now defunct Weekend magazine on December 17, 1977, for "outing" her as a lesbian in an article called Gay in the Seventies. She won a libel settlement of $5,000 which Mr. JAFFARY advised her to use as a down payment on a rental house in the east end of the city. Over the years they became close Friends. He was drawn to her for "the things that everybody liked about her - she would not take shit from anybody." He admired her independent spirit and her intellect and shared her passions for books, the arts - especially little theatre companies - and organizations dedicated to promoting social justice. They married on May 30, 1987, a union that by all accounts was extremely happy.
By then Ms. CHEDA had left the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association, worked for four years as registrar at the Ontario Arts Council and had shifted, in 1986, to the Culture and Communications Branch of the Ontario government. "With her dynamism, drive and creativity, she put together the Ontario Publishing Centre in the fall of 1991 to help the book and magazine publishing industry in a very bad economic time," said cultural bureaucrat Jim Polk, who was hired to work under Ms. CHEDA on the book side. "Sherrill was very wily and inventive in working with the structure and very demanding of her staff, but in a good way," he said. Before a change of government and the dismantling of the centre in 1995, it gave out nearly $15-million in support money to help book and magazine publishers computerize and modernize their supply and marketing systems. "She intended to make a difference in literature and the arts, and she did," said Mr. Polk.
After a few miserable years in the mid- to late 1990s, dismantling many of the programs she had helped create, Ms. CHEDA took early retirement from the Ontario government. For the last several years she and Mr. JAFFARY travelled, went to the theatre, read books and relished Ms. CHEDA's talents as a gourmet cook. In November, 2004, Ms. CHEDA suffered a stroke which immobilized her left side. She responded well to treatment, although she was left with a slight limp. Besides being an informal reference source for Friends and families about essential books, restaurants, plays and trips, she was one of four guest editors, along with Sally Armstrong, Michele Landsberg and Shelagh Wilkinson, of a special volume of Canadian Woman Studies entitled Celebrating Doris Anderson, which was published in December 2007.
Late last month, Ms. CHEDA developed persistent flu-like symptoms. A blood test led to a diagnosis of acute adult leukemia. The next day she suffered a terminal stroke, which gave her family its second terrible shock in as many days.
Sherrill CHEDA was born in Osgood, Indiana, on February 15, 1936. She died at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto of complications from acute leukemia early on the morning of June 7, 2008. She was 72. Ms. CHEDA leaves her husband, Karl JAFFARY, and her sons Marc and Andrew. She also leaves her grandchildren Kate, Isabella, Desiree and Michael, her father Abe SCHNEIDER, her three siblings and her extended family.

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