McPHEDRAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
DUNCANSON, M. Blanche (née McPHEDRAN)
Peacefully in her sleep on May 30, 2008 at Longworth, M. Blanche DUNCANSON, R.N., B.Sc.N., of London in her 91st year. Cherished wife of the late John DUNCANSON. Predeceased by her parents Annie (COOPER) and John McPHEDRAN and her only sister Dorothy PURVES. Beloved aunt of Blanche QUINN (Edwin) and Robert PURVES (Carolyn.) Sadly missed by her great nieces and nephews: Robert QUINN (Carol) Diane BAYLEY (Nicholas,) their children Peter, Matthew, Carolyn and Rachel; Raymond QUINN (Katharine) and their daughter Maggie Stephen PURVES (Vanessa,) their children Erin and Ryan; Jim PURVES (Suzanne), their children Carter, Lauren and Avery. Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Margaret DUNCANSON, DUNCANSON nieces and nephews and several cousins. Blanche was a graduate of Victoria Hospital and U.W.O., former director of the College of Nurses, Past President of the R.N.A.O., Director of Atkinson School of Nursing T.W.H., Nightingale School of Nursing and finished her career as a professor at University of Toronto. She retired to London in 1988 and was an active member of Westmount Presbyterian Church. Friends and family will be received at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Westmount Presbyterian Church, 521 Village Green, on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Family interment, Wyoming Public Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Blanche are asked to consider Westmount Presbyterian Church Expansion Fund.

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McPHEDRAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
KANDER, Gerhard
While vacationing in Jamaica, Gerhard KANDER passed away at 7 a.m. on January 1, 2008. He celebrated New Year's Eve with his wife Dr. Claire BOMBARDIER, her sister Hélène BOMBARDIER and niece Myriam RICHER, at midnight they wished each other Happy New Year and he never woke up in the morning. Gerhard was born in Germany on August 27, 1921 an only child; he became a professional violin soloist at age 13. In 1939 he escaped to England but his parents never made it. The 'camp boys' (other Jewish refugees) became his family. In Canada, he had the good fortune of being adopted by a wonderful and generous Toronto family: Mr. Kaspar FRASER (founder of Fraser and Beatty law firm, now Fraser, Milner, Casgrain) and his wife Lois McPHEDRAN. He eventually became an investment advisor (recently with CIBC World Markets) but continued to play the violin every day of his life. Visitation will be held at their home on Saturday, January 5th, Sunday, January 6th and Monday, January 7th between the hours of 4-7 p.m.: 18 Strathearn Boulevard in Forest Hill (Spadina Road and St. Clair Avenue West area). A memorial service will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mr. KANDER's memory to either of the following charities: The Arthritis Society (www.arthritis.ca) or The Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre Foundation www.beatarthritis.ca

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McPHEE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-25 published
McDONALD, Ronald L.
Peacefully February 19, 2008, while enjoying winter in Arizona, Ronald L. McDONALD of Goderich in his 77th year. Loving partner of Betty J. MacPHEE of Goderich. Beloved father of Tory McDONALD of Goderich, Anne BABIN of Aylmer, Robert (Elizabeth) McDONALD of Cornwall, and David (Lisa) McDONALD of Goderich; all children of Catherine McDONALD (Shore.) Fondly remembered by the MacPhee family, notably, Crystal of Goderich and Shane of Toronto. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ellen (Bill) MacGREGOR of Kitchener, Kathleen McDONALD of Schomberg, Les CANIVET of Arthur, Shirley McDONALD of Mississauga and Harold (Eleanor) McDONALD of Schomberg. Predeceased by father Ernest McDONALD and mother Victoria McDONALD (SANDERSON,) sister Mary CANIVET and brother Ernie McDONALD. Adored and sadly missed by grandchildren Danielle and Ella BABIN, Ryan and Katherine McDONALD, and Courtney, Nicole, Sarah and Elizabeth McDONALD. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Revered as a pillar by the many residents of Palm Creek Retirement Community. Memorial Service to be held March 1, 2008 at North Street United Church, Goderich at 11: 00 a.m. Lunch to follow. Donations to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program (http://www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart/) to help needy children participate in Sports or the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Connecticut Scanner Fund gratefully accepted. McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich, 519-524-7345.

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McPHEE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
McPHEE, Donald
At London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Friday, March 7, 2008 Donald McPHEE, of London, in his 60th year. Loving husband of Romana. Beloved older brother of Andy, Pat, Rosemary, Mike, Les, Lisa, Tina, and stepbrother to Jaye, Gay and Sharon. Dear stepfather of Rowena, Robert, Ronaldo, and Raymond. Super step-grand-dad to Nika, Zak, Zeydan, Mari Kate, Zy and Roanne. Missed by his many nieces and nephews. Dear stepson of Audrey. Predeceased by his parents Monica and Lloyd McPHEE, and step-sister Donna. You are an inspiration to all of us and your kindness and generosity will be forever missed. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 12 until the time of the service at 2: 30 o'clock. Donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolence can be made www.donohuefuneralhome.ca

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

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McPHEE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-08 published
WATSON, Catherine " Kitty" Alice (née MARTIN)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on July 6, 2008, Catherine (Kitty) Alice (née MARTIN) WATSON of R.R.#3 Thedford passed away in her 66th year. Beloved wife of David WATSON. Loving mother of John and Jane SWANSON of London, and Trudy McPHEE and Steve BINKLEY of R.R.#3 Thedford. Cherished grandmother of Stevie, Kellie and James. Much loved sister to Norman MARTIN. Sadly missed sister-in-law of Robert and Eleanor WATSON, Crystal THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Carol and Terry MARTIN, and Annetta WATSON. Predeceased by brother Jim MARTIN, brothers-in-law Clint WATSON and Jack THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and sister-in-law Ora MARTIN. Resting at the Gilpin Chapel, 97 Victoria Street, Thedford for public visitation on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from noon-2 p.m. A private family service will follow with interment at Pinehill Cemetery with Rev. Doug WRIGHT officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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McPHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-25 published
McPHEE, John Andrew
(30 July 1929-15 March 2008)
Suddenly, after long illness, on Saturday, March 15, 2008, near his winter home in Port Saint_John, Florida, in his 79th year. John was born in 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta and received his early education there before coming to Toronto to attend Trinity College, where he met his future wife. After a brief stint as an Royal Canadian Air Force officer he began a long and respected career as a teacher of English with the Mississauga and Peel systems. Between his teaching and his deep love of sailing, John touched many lives. With his lengthy commitments to the McPhee Clan Society, the Retired Teachers of Ontario, Trinity College, the Liberal Party and the Port Credit Yacht Club, he led a full and happy life. He was a kind, and truly good and gentle man. We will miss his dry sense of humour, his wisdom and his steadfastness in the face of every challenge. To paraphrase his favourite author, Jane Austen: 'Where shall we see a better husband, or a kinder father, or a truer friend?' He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy (BANKS;) children Peter, Patrick (Fei) and Andrea, and his grand_son Austin; as well as brother Frank and sisters Veronica, Dorothy, Rita and Louise; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Joe and Colin, and sister Betty. The funeral will take place at Saint Peter's Church, Erindale (Mississauga Road and Dundas Street) on Friday, March 28th at 2: 30 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 1: 00 pm.

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McPHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-19 published
Family, Friends mourn loss of 'gentle spirit'
Music, memories grace celebration of 25-year-old shooting victim's short but full life
By Sarah BOESVELD, Page A11
Friends and family used music and memories yesterday to say goodbye to Dylan ELLIS, a young man lauded as a fiercely devoted friend, brother and son at his memorial service yesterday.
A pencil sketch of a grinning Mr. ELLIS rested amid a smattering of framed photos at the sanctuary of Rosedale United Church during the memorial service.
A photo slideshow depicted the 25-year-old Mr. ELLIS and his Friends at play. Stories shared by 16 of Mr. ELLIS's loved ones drew periodic laughter from the nearly 500 guests crammed into the pews and hallways of the church.
Mr. ELLIS was shot dead early Friday morning while waiting in a Range Rover for a friend to return a set of keys. His best friend, Oliver MARTIN, 25, was also fatally shot and will be remembered in a service this afternoon.
The violent crime shook the city and surprised many who struggle to understand why the young men from Rosedale were killed in a brand of crime associated with neighbourhoods much different from their own.
Mourners heard yesterday that Mr. ELLIS's favourite food was a plain bagel soaked in Tabasco sauce. His favourite place to be was with the Friends he loved like family.
Friend Graham SMITH imagined Mr. ELLIS up in heaven "with his right arm around Jimi Hendrix and his left around his long-time crush, Audrey Hepburn."
Cody ELLIS sobbed as he described his older brother and fellow guitar player as a role model and best friend.
"You taught me how to be a good person," he said, addressing his brother directly.
Akasha ELLIS remembered his little brother's sparkling eyes and his calm, yet energetic, presence in their family.
Mr. ELLIS's girlfriend, Caitlin BROWN, said the last thing he told her was that he wanted them to grow old together.
"I wanted that more than anything," Ms. BROWN said through tears. "Your gentle spirit was taken from us in such a violent way."
The circumstances of Mr. ELLIS's death were rarely mentioned in the service.
Friends and family hunched in the pews in front of a sanctuary adorned by a weathered pair of shoes and a scuffed surfboard. A white electric guitar was plugged into an amplifier, as if waiting to be played.
A recording of Foxglove, an acoustic Bruce Cockburn song, serenaded the crowd as they sat in silence exchanging hugs and wiping away tears while watching a video slideshow featuring a smiling Mr. ELLIS.
The tricks behind his mischievous grin were also talked and laughed about during the service. Long-time friend Ben McPHEE remembered Mr. ELLIS for his playful demeanour. He recalled a paint fight instigated by Mr. ELLIS one summer when he was working as a house painter.
"I think it's safe to say every girl that met him had a crush on him," said Katie PETRIW, a close friend of Mr. ELLIS's sister, Kiri. "And if you didn't it was because the girl next to you had."
She recalled how Mr. ELLIS used to chase her around his house with a forkful of tuna after discovering she loathed the smell, taste and touch of the stuff.
A lone can of tuna rested at the scene of the crime yesterday. The sidewalk outside the condominium at Richmond and Niagara Streets where the two men were gunned down is still lined with flowers and notes, now starting to brown and wilt in the sun. A police command post and flyers begging for information also remain.
Residents of the complex held a community meeting last night to discuss how to tackle the recent violence in and around their neighbourhood.
Police have ruled nothing out and are still digging for clues while they consider a YouTube campaign and a reward posting to help find the suspect, described as a black man with a light complexion who rode away on a bike.

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McPHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-20 published
WYLIE, Janet Pattison
Born in Glasgow, Scotland 83 years ago, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 16, 2008 in Toronto. She will be sadly missed by her niece Diane McPHEE- MARKOVICH, her husband Tony and son Andrew of Whitehorse and good friend Audrey as well as her many Friends. A special thank you to the staff of Elmgrove Living Centre for their outstanding care and compassion during the last few years.
"To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die"

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McPHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
MURPHY, Dianne (née McPHEE)
Dedicated Teacher for over 30 years with the Toronto District Catholic School Board and active member of Girl Guides since 1977. Suddenly, in her 67th year, on Thursday, March 6, 2008 in Ajax Pickering Hospital. Dianne, loving wife of the late Tom. Dearly missed by daughter Kathleen and son-in-law Barry LOCK, daughter Margaret and Liam LAWS. Grandchildren Owen and Hannah LOCK will miss their Grandma's spoiling. Loving sister of Donald McPHEE and his wife Judy and sister-in-law of Crawford and Margaret MURPHY and Rosemary MURPHY (the late Ted.) Special aunt to her neices and nephews. Dianne will be missed by her many family and Friends. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Funeral Mass Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in Annunciation Church (Victoria Park, south of Ellesmere). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations to Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council would be appreciated by her family.

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McFEETERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
WILLIAMS, Doctor John
Peacefully, on Friday, March 28, 2008, at Princess Margaret Hospital. Born February 4, 1924, in Hespeler, Ontario. Husband of Phyllis (née TRENWITH,) father of Michael (Sheila MacFEETERS,) of Toronto, Pamela SHAW (Christopher,) of Florence, South Carolina and Dale PALLETT, of Port Credit. Predeceased by brother George and grand_son Derek. His sense of humour, classic golf swing and kind heart will be missed by his grandchildren: Rob and Andrew WILLIAMS Jonathan and Blakeney SHAW; Ryan, Dane, Regan and Drew S. PALLETT. John is also survived by siblings Mildred KENNEY (Burlington,) David (Pender Island, British Columbia), Margaret FRITSCH (Waterloo) and Harold (Mississauga). In 1953 John became the first dentist in Clarkson, and proudly practiced there until 1995. For the next decade he enjoyed the Friendships he made as a professional driver with Avis. John served in Great Britain, Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands with the No. 1 Canadian Dental Corp from June 1941 to January 1946 and then graduated as a member of the University of Toronto School of Dentistry Class of 1951. He was the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Clarkson, a longtime Cub Scout leader, and a 38 year member of the Oakville Golf Club. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas Street West (1 block east of Erin Mills Parkway), from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. A Memorial Service to Celebrate John's Life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to pay tribute to John might consider that he was very grateful for the kindness he received from staff of Princess Margaret Hospital (donations to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 2M9).
Online condolences at www.neweduk.com Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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McFEETERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
WILLIAMS, Doctor John
Peacefully, on Friday, March 28, 2008, at Princess Margaret Hospital. Born February 4, 1924, in Hespeler, Ontario. Husband of Phyllis (née TRENWITH,) father of Michael (Sheila MacFEETERS,) of Toronto, Pamela SHAW (Christopher,) of Florence, South Carolina and Dale PALLETT, of Port Credit. Predeceased by brother George and grand_son Derek. His sense of humour, classic golf swing and kind heart will be missed by his grandchildren: Rob and Andrew WILLIAMS Jonathan and Blakeney SHAW; Ryan, Dane, Regan and Drew S. PALLETT. John is also survived by siblings Mildred KENNEY (Burlington,) David (Pender Island, British Columbia), Margaret FRITSCH (Waterloo) and Harold (Mississauga). In 1953 John became the first dentist in Clarkson, and proudly practiced there until 1995. For the next decade he enjoyed the Friendships he made as a professional driver with Avis. John served in Great Britain, Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands with the No. 1 Canadian Dental Corp from June 1941 to January 1946 and then graduated as a member of the University of Toronto School of Dentistry Class of 1951. He was the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Clarkson, a longtime Cub Scout leader, and a 38 year member of the Oakville Golf Club. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas Street West (1 block east of Erin Mills Parkway), from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. A Memorial Service to Celebrate John's Life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to pay tribute to John might consider that he was very grateful for the kindness he received from staff of Princess Margaret Hospital (donations to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 2M9).
Online condolences at www.neweduk.com Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-30 published
LEWYCKY, Mykola " Nick"
In memory of Mykola, who passed away one year ago, February 5, 2007 after many years of farming at Spruce Glen Farm, purchased from the late Walter MacPHERSON. Husband to Maria who passed away August 1998 and father of Alec and Peter. Grandfather to Andrew, Nadine and Nicholas.
Lovingly remembered by all who knew him.
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McPHERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-01 published
WEBBER, Lorraine Marie (née PINKERTON)
Peacefully at Hannah Walker Place in Owen Sound on Friday February 29, 2008. In her 84th year, Lorraine Marie (née PINKERTON) the beloved wife of the late W. Benson (Ben) WEBBER. Loving mother of Lynda and her husband Jim DANBY, Joanne and her husband Jim COMEAU, Larry and his wife Mary Ellen, Judy and her husband Barry McBRIDE, Janice and her husband Dean McPHERSON, Kathy and her husband Rob HAWES and Steve and his wife Jane. Proud grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Vera (Mrs. George CHARTER.) Predeceased by her sisters Emily (Mrs. Sig ZIPPEL) and Betty (Mrs. Elmer SHIER.) She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Margaret GREENHOW officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Diabetic association would be appreciated by the family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-05 published
IRVINE, Lena (formerly COOK, née METLER)
Of Wiarton, peacefully at Gateway Haven on Monday, March 3rd, 2008. The former Lena METLER at the age of 93 years. Devoted wife of the late Rickard “Dick” IRVINE and the late Nyal COOK. Beloved and loving mother of Bob COOK (Mary,) of Calgary; Paul COOK (Sandy,) of Elora; Tom COOK (Cathy,) of Saint Thomas; and Marcy McGILL (Bruce,) of R.R.#2 Wiarton. Cherished grandmother of Geoff COOK (Joanne); Jenny COOK (Marek CRAWFORD); Chris COOK (Nancy;) Kevin COOK (Christine;) Paul COOK (Camilla;) Becky COOK Andrew COOK (Leah WATSON); Peter COOK; Brad COOK (Tammy); Bob McGILL (Sara SALIH;) and David McGILL. Forever loved by her 9 great-grandchildren. Lena will be missed by her sister Jean McPHERSON, of London. Predeceased by her parents William and Myrtle METLER (of Saint Thomas) and brother William METLER. At Lena's request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation with interment in Dunk's Bay Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Friends of Gateway, or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. In living memory of Lena a tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-23 published
GRANGER, John Bryan
Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family and in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in his 78th year. Bryan GRANGER will be sadly missed by his dear wife the former Grace McPHERSON. He has made his journey onward to join his first wife the former Betty BURKHOLDER and their son Roy. Bryan was the loving and supportive father of John, Bob (Karen), Bill and Glenn (Wendy). He was the dear brother of Peter GRANGER and Shirley DIETZ and his memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of his grandchildren: Erin, Chris, Dylan, Jessie, Andy, Mike and Jason. Friends are invited to the Currie Funeral Home, 239 Garafraxa Street, Chatsworth (519) 794-2631 for visitation on Sunday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., thence to St. Philips Church in Walters Falls where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday afternoon at 2: 20 p.m. Interment: St. Philips Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, if so desired, memorial contributions to St. Philips Cemetery fund or the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation (Oncology Department) would be appreciated by the family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-21 published
HAMILL, Allan Samuel
It is with profound disbelief and sorrow that we announce the passing of Allan Samuel HAMILL, of Paris, on Sunday July 13, 2008, as a result of a tragic automobile accident, in his 44th year. Beloved husband to Denise, truly devoted dad to Alexandra and Elise; loved son to Bev and Pat HAMILL of Paris; dear brother to Mark (Tannis,) Cathy MacPHERSON (Andrew) and Karen WARAICH (Paul). Sadly missed by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and Friends. Friends called at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River St. N., Paris. Private family service on Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow. Donations to a trust fund established for his daughters would be appreciated (arranged through funeral home). Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp 519-442-3061.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
McPHERSON, Catherine Grace (née McCALLUM)
At Bobier Villa, Dutton on Sunday, February 17th, 2008. Catherine Grace McPHERSON (McCALLUM) of Dutton and formerly of West Lorne in her 88th year. Lovingly remembered by her husband Duncan. Dear father of Jim and his wife Deb of Strathroy and Dan and his wife Sharon of Glencoe. Grace will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Sarah, Amy (Eric), Karrie (Barry), Jessica (Marcus) and Danielle and her great-grandchildren Curtis, Michelle and Alyssa. Survived by her sister Sadie McALPINE of Rodney and her brother John McCALLUM (Jean) of Dutton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Dougald and Barbara McCALLUM, brothers Bud, Bruce, Mac and Dunc and sisters Georgina and Jean. Grace was a faithful member of Argyle Presbyterian Church, Crinan. She spent many years volunteering her time and efforts at the church and in her community. Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment Evergreen cemetery, West Lorne. If desired, memorial contributions to Argyle Presbyterian Church, Crinan would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
BUTTERWORTH, Joan Elizabeth (née LINDENMAN)
Passed away February 14, 2008 at her residence in Nepean, Ontario. Loving wife of William BUTTERWORTH, Beloved sister of Helen (late Jack) LYNCH of Fingal. Sister-in-law of Barbara BUTTERWORTH of Scarborough, Robert and Joan BUTTERWORTH of Burlington. Dear Aunt of Len (Karen,) Larry, Bill (Sandra,) Brian, Sandy LYNCH and the late Sharon LYNCH- PHELAN, Steven (Vivian), David (Tara) and several great nieces and nephews and many cousins. Joan was born in Dunwich Township July 30, 1932. Daughter of the late Stewart and Edna (DAWDY) LINDENMAN. She was raised in Wallacetown attended Dutton High School. She graduated from Westervelt Business College, London. In 1957 she went to Ottawa where she was employed at Atomic Energy of Canada as executive assistant to the Chief Executive Officer until retirement. Joan was an avid gardener, animal lover and wildlife enthusiast. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and active in performing arts. The memorial service will be held from Wallacetown United Church, Wallacetown Ontario. on Friday February 29, 2008 at 12 Noon. Reception to follow. Rev. Diane MacPHERSON officiating. Cremation has taken place. Private family interment in the Lindenman family plot Evergreen Cemetery, West Lorne. Donations to Wallacetown United Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 email arnfuneralhome2@bellnet.ca entrusted with arrangements.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-14 published
COLE, Lawrence " Larry" Gerald
Peacefully, at Brucelea Haven Retirement Home, Walkerton, Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Lawrence "Larry" Gerald COLE, formerly of R.R.#2, Grand Bend and London, age 91. Beloved husband of Joan Mary (SMITH) COLE of Brucelea Haven. Loved father of Janice and John MacPHERSON of Markdale and the late Edward "Ted" Russell COLE (2004.) Loving grandpa of Adam COLE of London, Mark and Andrea WATSON of Zurich, Paula and Dave EAGLESON of Centralia and great-grandpa of Leighton and Gracie WATSON, Justin and Dylan EAGLESON. Predeceased by his brothers C.W. "Bill" COLE and John "Jack" Ernest A. COLE. Cremation. A time of remembrance and sharing memories of Larry will be held at Saint_John's By-The-Lake Anglican Church Parish Hall, Grand Bend, Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to Saint_Johns Church or charity of choice would be appreciated. Larry was a member of the Cassia Lodge No. 116 in Thedford and retired from Union Gas in London. He was a former member of the London Men of Accord Barbershop Chorus and the Seaforth Harmony Kings. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
MacPHERSON, Pat
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Saturday, May 10, 2008. Pat MacPHERSON (née JAMIESON) of Goderich in her 60th year. Dear mother of Doug SHELLEY of London and Gary SHELLEY of Saint Thomas. Loving grandmother of Erica and Shawn. Sister of Joan LAWTON (Alex,) Linda GORDON (Bill,) Jacki FINNEY (Larry) all of Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy and donations (London Humane Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 519-672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-29 published
HUDSON, Richard Thomas
At the Bobier Villa, Dutton on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Richard Thomas HUDSON born June 29, 1918 at Bryanston. Survived by a sister Norma SABOURIN of London and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clifford and Bessie (EDEY) HUDSON, sister Edith McPHERSON, brothers Clinton, Beverly, Kenneth and a niece Kathy GREENE. Richard served his country from 1942 to 1946, for years he operated the general store at Iona Station and served as postmaster. The funeral service will be held from the Bobier Villa on Friday, May 30 at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment in Siloam Cemetery. Donations to the Bobier Villa would be appreciated. Arn Funeral Home Dutton entrusted with arrangements.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
CARROLL, Muriel (McPHERSON)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Friday, May 30, 2008, Muriel (McPHERSON) CARROLL of Bobier Villa, Dutton and formerly of R.R.#2 Wardsville in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold M. CARROLL (2007.) Dear mother of Keith and his wife Marilyn of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Terry and his wife Nancy of Saint Thomas, Alan and his wife Karen of West Elgin, Marie CARROLL of Chatham, Beth CARROLL and her husband Jamie IVES of Vancouver British Columbia. Loved by her 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Duncan McPHERSON (late Grace,) Dorothy (Gerry) WALKER. Also survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Norma McMILLAN and Lois CARROLL as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sister Margaret Schleihauf. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Argyle Presbyterian Church, Crinan on Tuesday, June 3 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Hugh APPEL officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Argyle Presbyterian Church or Alzheimer Society.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
WILLIAMS, Donald B.
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Hazel R. (ORMEROD) WILLIAMS and loved father of Robert and his wife Betty Ann WILLIAMS of Dreyden, Paul and his wife Susanne WILLIAMS of Denmark, Glen WILLIAMS and his wife Rae Ann ROSSINI of London and Steven WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas and father-in-law of Karen WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Ray and his wife Catherine WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas, Edith AUCKLAND (late Albert) of R.R.#7, Saint Thomas, Velma STOVER (late Allan,) Robert and his wife Lillian WILLIAMS of Texas. Predeceased by an infant brother Keith. Loved grandfather of Kellie, Amanda, Marlene and Christina. Predeceased by a grand_son Derek WILLIAMS. Dear brother-in-law of Glen and Mary OMEROD of Saint Thomas. Also survived by a number of step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Don was born in Saint Thomas on December 5th, 1919, the son of the late Cyril and Mary "Minnie" (BAKER) WILLIAMS. He was the retired owner, operator of Don Williams Farm Equipment. He was a life member of Grace United Church, life member and past president of the Saint Thomas Optimist Club, founding member of the Kettle Valley Pioneers and the Elgin Historical Show. The family will receive Friends at Grace United Church on Friday from 12: 00-2:00 p.m., followed by a service to celebrate Don's life at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Don MacPHERSON and Rev. Jim EVANS officiating. Private interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas Optimist Club (Youth Programs), the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) or the Victorian Order of Nurses Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
WILLIAMS, Donald B.
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Hazel R. (ORMEROD) WILLIAMS and loved father of Robert and his wife Betty Ann WILLIAMS of Dreyden, Paul and his wife Susanne WILLIAMS of Denmark, Glen WILLIAMS and his wife Rae Ann ROSSINI of London and Steven WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas and father-in-law of Karen WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Ray and his wife Catherine WILLIAMS of Saint Thomas, Edith AUCKLAND (late Albert) of R.R.#7, Saint Thomas, Velma STOVER (late Allan,) Robert and his wife Lillian WILLIAMS of Texas. Predeceased by an infant brother Keith. Loved grandfather of Kellie, Amanda, Marlene and Kristine. Predeceased by a grand_son Derek WILLIAMS. Dear brother-in-law of Glen and Mary OMEROD of Saint Thomas. Also survived by a number of step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Don was born in Saint Thomas on December 5th, 1919, the son of the late Cyril and Mary "Minnie" (BAKER) WILLIAMS. He was the retired owner, operator of Don Williams Farm Equipment. He was a life member of Grace United Church, life member and past president of the Saint Thomas Optimist Club, founding member of the Kettle Valley Pioneers and the Elgin Historical Show. The family will receive Friends at Grace United Church on Friday from 12: 00-2:00 p.m., followed by a service to celebrate Don's life at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Don MacPHERSON and Rev. Jim EVANS officiating. Private interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas Optimist Club (Youth Programs), the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) or the Victorian Order of Nurses Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-08 published
FERGUSON, Ruby Marilyn (née JOHNSTON)
Of R.R.#6 Saint Thomas, passed away on Monday, July 7th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, in her 74th year. Dearly loved wife of 54 years of Stanley FERGUSON and loved mother of James and his wife Nancy of Saint Thomas, Karen and her husband Paul BUCHANAN of Belmont, Barbara (late Paul) LOGAN of Belmont and Susan and her husband David TODD of Belmont. Loved grandmother of Alicia (fiance Tanner), Katie, Jodi (Sean), Lindsay (friend Rob), Kara (friend Jason), Stacy, Becky (friend Rob), Christopher (friend Jody) and Nicole and Lesley. Loved great-grandmother of Sierra, Bailey and Leah. Dear sister of Cecil Jr and wife Marilyn JOHNSTON of London, Roy and his wife Joanne JOHNSTON of Belmont and the late Margaret KELLY. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ruby was born in Westminster Township on June 21, 1935, the daughter of the late Cecil and Ruth (SHAVER) JOHNSTON. She worked with her husband farming on the Ferguson Line. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Don MacPHERSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
DESJARDINE, Harry
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on July 8, 2008, Harry DESJARDINE, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Marion DESJARDINE. Loving father of Carolyn (Gary) JUBENVILLE of London, Sandra (Doug) GOLDSMITH of London and Grant DESJARDINE of Strathroy. Dearly loved by his grandchildren Mike (Val) JUBENVILLE, Ann Marie (Rob) BROWN, Brent GOLDSMITH, Crystal (Glen) HEISE and Tanya DESJARDINE. Cherished great-grandfather of Mark, Stephanie, Alyssa and Shaylin BROWN; Kyra and Ryan AUDET; Jessie, Jacob, Tyler and Ryan HEISE. He will also be warmly remembered by his brothers Murton (Myrtle) of Tiverton, Keith (Grace) of London and sister Joy MASON of Hensall, as well as sisters-in-law Madeline DESJARDINE of Crediton and Audrey DESJARDINE of Atwood. Predeceased by his parents Lesume DESJARDINE (1969) and Ella (KIPFER/KUEPFER) DESJARDINE (1987), brothers Louis, Byron, Herman, Ivan, Noris and Iann and sister Marion. Visitation will be held in Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W. Strathroy, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Don MacPHERSON officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Harry.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-14 published
DESJARDINE, Harry
The family of the late Harry DESJARDINE, who passed away peacefully on July 8, 2008 at Strathmere Lodge, would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all family and Friends for their support, flowers, donations, cards, phone calls, food and prayers. Our special thanks to the staff, nurses and doctors at Strathroy Hospital and Strathmere Lodge who were absolutely amazing in their professional and loving manner in caring for him during his illness. Many thanks to the Bethel Baptist Church for the luncheon following the funeral on July 10, 2008 and Pastor Roger GAST for his kind words and prayers. Very special thanks to the singers, whistlers, pallbearers and Denning Bros. Funeral Home and also Rev. Don MacPHERSON for officiating. We will be forever grateful. Sincerely, the DESJARDINE Family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-15 published
WALKER, Gerald Newton " Gerry" Beech
Of Watford and formerly of the West Elgin area. Peacefully at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Monday, July 14th, 2008. Husband of Dorothy (McPHERSON) for 51 years. Survived by sons Wayne Clifford (Kelley), Blair Alexander (Sheryl), daughter Michelle Elizabeth BURNETT (Rob) and grand_sons Kevin Bruce and Alexander James WALKER and predeceased by granddaughter Whitney Kathleen WALKER (January 1996.) Also survived by his granddaughters Taylor Whitney, Molly Wynn and Madeleine Joy BURNETT. Dear brother of Gloria JOHNSTON, Ron (Marie), Bob (Shirley), Bill (Earla), brother-in-law of Roseanne WALKER, Barb WALKER, Caren EMERY and Dunc McPHERSON. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by brothers Ted, Harley, Beverly, Jack, Dennis, Gary and brother-in-law Bob JOHNSTON. Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel, 202 Main Street, on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Christine O'REILLY officiating. Interment Evergreen cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Four Counties Health Services or the London Regional Cancer Clinic would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519-785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com. Gerry will always be remembered for his intelligence, caring and humour.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-16 published
FERGUSON, Ruby
Stan and the family of the late Ruby FERGUSON would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks to Rev. Don MacPHERSON for his kind prayers and ministrations; to Kristen BARONS for the beautiful solo; to those who sent flowers or other tokens of remembrance; to those who called at the funeral home to extend their sympathy and to their many kind Friends and neighbours for all their acts of kindness. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at the London Regional Cancer Clinic and the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital for all their excellent care and compassion.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-24 published
BRANTON, Douglas
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Monday, July 21, 2008, Douglas BRANTON of Port Franks, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Joan (MacPHERSON) BRANTON. Dear partner of the late Marie KEE. Loving father of John (Marcia,) Ken (Kathleen,) and David (Helen). Dear Opa to Curtis, Hollie, Lewis, Elise, John Douglas Jr., and great-grand_son Nicholas. Dear brother of Marilyn RHUL. Predeceased by brother Don. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Doug was a proud 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Centre. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Kilwinning Lodge #64, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will be held on Friday evening at 6: 15 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-05-28 published
KUKURUDZ, Myles
Suddenly at home in Wasaga Beach on Saturday May 24, 2008. Beloved best friend and partner of Margaret MacPHERSON for 28 years. Dear step-father to Scott (Lean) MacPHERSON of Oakville and Andrea (Tim) BENDER of Cambridge. Papa to Alec and Katy MacPHERSON and Avery BENDER. Wonderful loving son to Bill and Olivia KUKURUDZ of Sudbury. Myles will also be sadly missed by his sisters Gloria (Barry) KINDRAT of Sudbury, Wendy KUKURUDZ of Toronto and nieces Ashley and April KINDRAT. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home -Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West (east of Zoo Park Rd.), Wasaga Beach (705-429-8766) from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday May 28, 2008. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Noel Chabanel Catholic Church, 133 Dunkerron Street (at 20th Street), Wasaga Beach on Thursday May 29, 2008 at 10 o'clock. His love of old corvettes and handiwork will be remembered by all. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Collingwood and District Humane Society. For more information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-02 published
NICHOLS, Margaret Irene " Brownie"
Died peacefully on December 28th, 2007, in her 96th year, at Saint_Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough. Predeceased by her husband, Jack G. NICHOLS (Retired Peterborough School Superintendent) and her brother, David BROWN, of Leaside. Survived by her son, John NICHOLS (Mary MacPHERSON) of Peterborough, her granddaughter, Leslie VISSERS (Mike) of Nelson, British Columbia, and her grand_son Rob NICHOLS (Rachel) of Barrie. Also survived by 4 great-grandchildren, Isaac, Stephen, Oliver and Chloe. Cremation has taken place and a private family service of interment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, or Saint_Joseph's at Fleming through the Little Lake Cemetery Co., 915 Haggart Street, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 2Y1 or 1-800-672-9652. The family is grateful for the kindness and care provided for Brownie by the staff of Saint_Joseph's at Fleming and the former Marycrest during the past several years.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
MacLEAN, Mary (FURNISS)
On Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in her 90th year, Marie passed away peacefully in her sleep. Devoted and caring wife of the late James A. MacLEAN, OBE (2002,) beloved mother of Alison (Ken McKENZIE) and Ian (Joanne.) Cherished Granny to Jamie McKENZIE (Jen,) Michelle (Andrew JARVIS,) Christopher McKENZIE, Andrea MacLEAN (Jamie PISTILLI,) Erin and Hilary. Adoring Great Granny to Benjamin and Caitlin JARVIS, Isabella PISTILLI and Spencer McKENZIE.
"Marie bravely endured Alzheimer's disease for her last five years and now is peacefully with Jim on their continuing journeys together."
Many thanks to Doctor Gail MacPHERSON and the care givers at Sunrise of Oakville.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at the Ward Funeral Home "Oakville Chapel" (109 Reynolds Street, Oakville). Donations to the Alzheimer's Society, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to mary.maclean@wardfh.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-12 published
MacPHERSON, Bruce Edward, M.D.
Born in Toronto on September 8, 1920 to Edna MITCHELL and Arnold William MacPHERSON, Bruce died peacefully on January 10, 2008 in the Almonte General Hospital. He is survived by his wife Pauline, his children Michael (Jean,) Sandra (John MERTENS,) Elizabeth (Lars DANIELSSON,) Arnold (Karin,) grandchildren Andrew (Beth,) Matthew (Fiona), Dan, Eric, Henry, Robert, Louisa, and great-grandchild Emily. He is survived also by his four sisters, Joan CRAWFORD, Jean HILL, Mary FLEMING/FLEMMING and Ada MORRIS, and their families. He will be missed by Aunt Pauline's kin, Annalee, Ed and Emma LADOUCEUR, Lisa, Bill, Kelly and Katie RICHARDSON, and Pat and Ken BELBECK and family. Bruce grew up in Saint Thomas Ontario where he met and later married Mary Pauline RICHARDSON. Like his father, Bruce took his medical degree at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1950. He practiced for many years as a family physician in Weston, Ontario and at the Humber Memorial Hospital, and also served as physician for Orenda Engines and at the United Cooperatives of Ontario. He retired in 2000 at age eighty. Bruce served overseas flying Spitfires with Royal Canadian Air Force 412 Squadron first in Britain and later in Europe after D-Day. He flew with Royal Air Force 93 Squadron in North Africa. In 1942 he survived a voyage to Murmansk (PQ 16) as a Hurricat pilot with Merchant Ship Fighter Unit on the Camship Empire Lawrence, and was mentioned in dispatches when she was sunk as a result of enemy action. Bruce was a Prisoner of War for the last few months of the war. He truly appreciated the lifelong Friends he made from his adventures. Bruce demonstrated exceptional grace during his final years, living with Parkinson's. He was a gentleman, genuinely interested in people, forever active and curious about the world, humble about himself, and in Pauline's words, "always so much fun". We shall all miss him dearly. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Bruce to the Parkinson Society Canada, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Arthritis Society Canada, or the Almonte General Hospital.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
MacPHERSON, Bruce
The memorial service in honour of Bruce MacPHERSON (September 8, 1920-January 10, 2008) will be held at 1: 30 p.m. on Thursday, January 31 at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. Kindly forward condolences and reflections to brucemacpherson@live.ca. If desired, Friends may make a Charity of their Choice.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-16 published
ANDERSON, Norton James
Major Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, World War 2.
Mr. ANDERSON of Port Daniel West, Québec was born in Selkirk, Manitoba, December 2, 1916. He died February 10, 2008 at the Hôpital de Chandler, Québec. Educated in Selkirk schools and Wesley College, University of Manitoba. Survived by his wife of 67 and 1/2 years Lucy Ethel JOHNSTONE and his children Kilby Anderson MacPHERSON and Bryn ANDERSON, of Toronto and Norton ANDERSON Jr., of British Columbia Also his grandchildren Bryn MacPHERSON- WHITE/WHYTE (Andrew), W. James MacPHERSON (Catherine), in the Middle East, and Kristin-Ann MacPHERSON; and his great-grandchildren, Signy, Arabella and Keiller WHITE/WHYTE, of Toronto and his sister-in-law Alice VERMETTE, Ottawa and his nephew Nelson VERMETTE (Sylvie,) Vancouver. Mr. ANDERSON served overseas in World War 2 with the Camerons of Winnipeg, returning to Canada, and in 1944 was appointed Chief Public Relations Officer, the Canadian Army, at Army Headquarters, Ottawa. He was seconded by the Wartime Information Board to be in charge of the Press Corps that accompanied Prime Minister Mackenzie King to San Francisco for the Founding Meeting of the United Nations. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Cremation with no funeral at the request of Mr. ANDERSON. Arrangements entrusted to Salon Funéraires, J.F. Fortin and Fils.

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

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-03 published
McCULLOUGH, Elizabeth " Betty" (née MacPHERSON)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on Saturday, March 1st, 2008 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John T. McCULLOUGH. Loving sister to James MacPHERSON (Dorothy,) Isabelle MacPHERSON and Marilyn GEORGE (Stanley.) She was predeceased by her brothers Robert and Donald MacPHERSON and her sister-in-law Josephine. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Peggy and Barbara. Dear Aunt Betty to many nieces and nephews and their families. Betty was a member of the head Office staff of S.S. Kresge Company, Canada for 47 years and a lifelong member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Toronto. Betty will be sadly missed by her dear friend Kay CAMPBELL. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), Monday, March 3rd, from 7-9 p.m., and Tuesday March 4th, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5th. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations to Senior People Resources in North Toronto, 140 Merton Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, M4S 1A1; Evangel Hall Mission, 552 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, M5V 3W8 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-04 published
BLACK, Mary Elaine (née GRANT)
Elaine died on Monday, June 2nd, 2008 in her 60th year at Markham Stouffville Hospital with her family by her side. She will be forever loved and missed by her husband Jim, her children Martha, Jim (Jr.) and Monica. She is also survived by her sister Brenda MacPHERSON (Bill,) brothers Bobby GRANT (Mary) and Stewart GRANT (Eileen), as well as nieces and nephews Stewart, Beth, Catherine, Heather, Andrew and Martha. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Martha GRANT. Elaine will be lovingly remembered not only by her family but also by the many Friends and associates whose lives she touched. Hers was a life of giving and caring, sustained by her faith, her natural warmth and kind disposition, and her selfless regard for others. Those who knew her were enriched and blessed. Friends may call at the Dixon-Garland funeral home at 166 Main Street N (Markham Rd), Markham on Wednesday, June 4th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, June 5th at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 5633 Highway 7 in Markham. All are welcome. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where Elaine was born and raised.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-05 published
THOMAS, Daphne
Of Barbados
Peacefully in her sleep on July 4, 2008 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Henry THOMAS; much loved mother of Christine SHAW (Steve), Jennifer HALFORD (Tom) and Richard THOMAS (Dorothy) and Grannie T to James and Marielle SHAW, Richard and Jillian SHAW, Anne Marie and Robert MacPHERSON, and David SHAW, Andrew, James and Carrie HALFORD; and great-grandmother to Emma and Isla SHAW, and Lauren and Gavin MacPHERSON. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, First Avenue, Riverdale on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-17 published
MacPHERSON, James (September 10, 1920-July 16, 2008)
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital's Veterans' Wing after a courageous battle with cancer. Devoted husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 60 years Dorothy (BOOTH,) daughters Carol, Patricia (Peter BALL) and Barbara (Ed GULBINAS) and his granddaughter Charlotte. Loving brother to Isabelle MacPHERSON and Marilyn GEORGE (Stanley.) He was pre-deceased by his brothers Robert and Donald and his sister Elizabeth McCULLOUGH. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Peggy and Barbara and his brother-in-law John BOOTH (Jeanne.) He was a loving uncle to many nieces, nephews and their families. Jim devoted his working life to insurance as an underwriter and manager. He was an elder and trustee of Willowdale Presbyterian Church for many decades. The family is deeply grateful to all the staff for the thoughtful care he received while at Sunnybrook. Cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will take place on Saturday July 19 at 11 a.m. at Willowdale Presbyterian Church (38 Ellerslie Avenue, Toronto). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Evangel Hall (552 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, M5V 3W8) or the charity of your choice.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
BAKER, Mary Jane (née McPHERSON)
Peacefully, on Saturday January 26th, 2008 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Mary Jane, in her 62nd year, beloved daughter of Helen McPHERSON and the late Clarence McPHERSON. Mary Jane will be fondly remembered by Grant, her son Glen, granddaughter Haley, brother Roland (Donna) McPHERSON and many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel on Thursday January 31st, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory contributions to the Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
McPHERSON, Isabel
Peacefully at North York General Hospital on Monday, March 10, 2008 in her 93rd year. Loving sister of the late Mary HALLIDAY and beloved best friend of the late Mary BLAKE. Loving aunt of Frank and his wife Donna, James and his wife Heather, and Bill and his wife Rita. Isabel will be missed sadly by her nephews and nieces Brenda (Steve), Jason (Kelley), Ashley, Derek, Tammy and Colin, and by great-nephews and nieces Crystal, Chantelle, Johnny, Justin, Hailey, Tiffany and Skye, and by great-great-nephews and nieces Cowen, Jayden and Rylen. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles) on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment York Cemetery.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
MacPHERSON, Robert Bruce
Died peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto surrounded by all of his family on March 9, 2008. Robert at 65 years of age was the beloved husband of Marion MacPHERSON (née REINES.) Cherished father of Katherine, loving grandfather of Chloe and brother of James. A funeral service will be held at Saint Peter's Anglican Church, 240 College Street, Cobourg on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made by cheque to the Sunnybrook Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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