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"BEW" 2008 Obituary


BEWS 2008-02-20 published
HOLCOMBE, James Wilson " Jimmy"
On February 16, 2008 Jimmy HOLCOMBE of Edmonton, formerly of Victoria, British Columbia and Saint Thomas, Ontario passed away at the age of 57 years. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Sharon BEWS, two sons and one daughter Brenda Gail ROBINSON, of Seattle, Washington, Darcy James HOLCOMBE, of Vancouver, British Columbia and Jeremy BEWS, of Edmonton, one unborn granddaughter, Bev HOLCOMBE, the mother of Brenda and Darcy; two brothers and three sisters Pat MERRITT, of Windsor, Ontario, Ron and Ken, both of Saint Thomas, Ontario, Cathy BULLIS, of Warspite, Alberta, and Betty IRVINE, of Saint Thomas, Ontario as well as many other relatives and Friends. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents Ruth and Ken HOLCOMBE and his sister Barbara MANCHESTER, of Victoria. At Jimmy's request no formal funeral service will be held. In Lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Ave., Edmonton, T6G 1Z2 Appel Funeral Home/Central Memorial Chapel (780) 454-8088 10530 - 116 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3L7 "Our Family Serving Your Family"

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BEWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-21 published
BEWS, Doctor Donald Cameron (1911-2008)
In Victoria on July 17th. Predeceased by his beloved Mary (WOODSWORTH.) Survived by his children Sylvia (Art WRIGHT,) Alison (Paul HUGHES) and Donald (Gail GODWIN,) his grandchildren David SMITHERS (MaryLee,) Antonia MEADE (Ronnie), Robyn (Richard BUTLAND), Andrew BEWS and four great-grandchildren, Keaton and Makaela SMITHERS, Lucas and Felix BUTLAND.
Dr. BEWS was born in Kingston and obtained his medical degree from Queen's University, later acquiring his D.P.H. from the University of Toronto and his D.T.M. from McGill University. He was medical supervisor of the McKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (then Formosa) and after enlisting with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps was seconded to the American army to serve in the South Pacific during World War 2. He was Medical Director of Bell Canada in Montreal from 1950-1974. Doctor BEWS was secretary, then president of the Industrial medical Association of Quebec and was president of the American Occupational Society. He was an emeritus member of the Ramazzini Society - an honour association of occupational physicians. He was a member of the Permanent Commission on Occupational Health for many years as well as associate professor in the Department of Health and Social Medicine of McGill University. He was active in the Saint_John's Ambulance work and was made Commander and Knight of Grace.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of We Care, especially Judy and Marilyn, for their long and loving devotion to both Don and Mary, to the staff of The Kensington for making it "home" for ten years, to the medical team at Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital for their gentle and patient help in his final days.

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