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COMACCHIO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-24 published
Doctor helped pioneer Canadian system of Well Baby Clinics
Graduating in 1938, she was expected to join a physician-driven approach to infant health inspired by the example of the famous Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe. Instead, she preferred adult patients
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- Early on as a physician, Elspie SHAVER found herself untangling stethoscopes from the clutch of curious infants. Back then, she wasn't given much choice in terms of where to practise. She was a woman doctor. Ergo, she'd work with mothers and babies - what could be more natural? So off she went to tend the growing families that attended a Well Baby Clinic in an East Toronto neighbourhood.
The history of Canada's Well Baby Clinics is often overlooked, but the work of those who staffed these centres, particularly a cadre of public health nurses (doctors worked there only one afternoon a week) shows an extraordinary effort to stem alarming rates of infant and child mortality. Most clinics were closed by the 1960s but variations exist today, mostly in rural or remote communities.
Seventy years ago, the clinics were frequented by poor women. After the Second World War, many of Doctor SHAVER's patients were among the 48,000 war brides who immigrated to Canada. According to Madeline SMILLIE, a nurse who worked with her at a clinic at Kew Gardens on Queen Street in Toronto, their facility experienced an influx of pregnant women and their small children, sometimes 90 women and twice that many children in one afternoon.
Children were immunized against smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, typhoid, tuberculosis, infantile paralysis and cerebrospinal meningitis. The clinic was typically staffed by four public health nurses who kept things going and handed out information, plus a couple of volunteers who helped calm anxious children. Doctor SHAVER did examinations once a week. The history of the clinics also includes plenty of mother-blaming. In those days, the business of babies and health care was a scientific matter, and professionals could be highly critical of what they considered to be ignorant and neglectful parents, primarily mothers.
Historian Cynthia COMACCHIO of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, studied Ontario's Well Baby Clinics and described their philosophy. "This doctor-designed educational crusade called for the creation of a new, improved, scientific mother, a thoroughly modern mother befitting the new industrial order," she said. "Modern motherhood was infused with the spirit of industry, with its unrelenting demands for regularity, scheduling, systematization, discipline, and productivity."
The birth of Canada's most famous little girls, the Dionne quintuplets, probably added to the highly regimented, doctor-driven approach to raising children. During their early years, the quints were accommodated in a purpose-built hospital compound under the care of Doctor Allan Roy Dafoe, who had delivered them.
To Ms. SMILLIE, Doctor SHAVER was a rare kind of doctor. What made her unusual was not so much that she was a woman, but rather that she spent time actually listening to the mothers as their babies fidgeted on their laps. "The patient wasn't in and out in 10 minutes, that's for sure. She got to know them better from spending more time with them."
Dr. SHAVER was also atypical in another respect. Back then, no doubt due to the sometimes patronizing attitudes of doctors in these clinics, it was out of the ordinary for nurses and doctors to get along well. But Doctor SHAVER and Ms. SMILLIE quickly became Friends and remained so for the next 60 years.
Dr. SHAVER spent her early years in Brampton, Ontario where she lived with her father, Lemen HALNAN, and her mother, Elspie HALNAN, until the family moved to Stratford, Ontario, when she was 9. She was a rough-and-tumble girl who preferred climbing trees and skating on the Avon River to puttering in the kitchen or playing with dolls. "She wasn't terrible domesticated," said Ms. SMILLIE, although she did recall a story about her friend shocking the community by winning a pie-baking contest in high school.
Her schoolteacher father had great expectations for his only child. He steered her toward a future as a physician from an early age, insisting that she excel in math and sciences and not fool around with her future. But his ambition for her didn't always match her ambition for herself. It was a perplexing and unusual contradiction. On one hand, he encouraged his daughter to pursue non-traditional women's work, while on the other, he gave her little freedom of choice and pressured her relentlessly in the worst patriarchal manner.
In 1930, very much on schedule and with excellent grades, she moved to the big city to begin pre-med studies at the University of Toronto. But about a month later, purely by chance, her father learned that she had gone behind his back and instead registered in pre-law. In a rage, he caught a train and rushed to Toronto, where he yanked her out of the program. He presented her with two choices: Either go to medical school and become a doctor, or return with him to Stratford and attend teacher's college.
"In the end, she went where she should have and she learned to love it," said Ms. SMILLIE. "So I don't know what she was thinking when she thought of law. In my opinion, she was a much better physician than she would have been a lawyer."
Dr. SHAVER graduated from medical school in 1938. In that year's graduation ceremony, there were 110 men and eight women. In the audience sat her deeply proud father. He died the following year.
By then, however, another man had entered her life. Some time between the demands of studying and satisfying her father's dreams, Dr. SHAVER found herself at a university dance in the arms of Victor SHAVER, who at 6 foot 4, was a tall match for her own 5-foot-10 stature.
Romance bloomed and they were married in 1940, soon after the outbreak of the Second World War. According to Ms. SMILLIE, Mr. SHAVER always believed it was his wife's careful attention to his heart (he had been born with a cardiac defect) that he managed to live so well. He became a high-school teacher and later a principal.
Dr. SHAVER interned at Saint_Joseph's Hospital in Toronto and spent a year at Women's College Hospital before going to work at the Well Baby Clinic. While doing her weekly clinic shifts, she also began a 14-year career as an anesthetist at the Toronto East General Hospital. Speculating about what it might have been like for a woman doctor in those days, Prof. COMACCHIO said the systemic challenges would have been stupendous, particularly at the Well Baby Clinic. On top of the animosity frequently experienced between nurses and attending physicians, where the doctors tended to demand subordination and obedience from both nurses and young mothers, Doctor SHAVER would have likely encountered another kind of complication.
"Women doctors had to take particular care not to 'over-identify' with women nurses," she wrote. "… Their gender made them 'inferior' to their male colleagues, while their profession made them 'superior' to the nurses… women doctors probably had to step very carefully so as to keep the professional hierarchy intact while also avoiding the nurses."
All the while, Doctor SHAVER developed a private practice. As truth would have it, Doctor SHAVER preferred adults over children and spent the rest of her 50-year career growing old alongside her patients. "In those days, the general public was not too familiar with female physicians. They weren't exactly rushing to them&hellip It took a long time [for Doctor SHAVER] to build up a practice."
Eventually, Doctor SHAVER worked out of her central Toronto home. In the late 1960s, Doctor SHAVER and her husband bought a second home in Brampton, where they spent weekends. In 1972, she turned 65 and spent the next 15 years working part time. But, said Ms. SMILLIE, she was never far from her doctor's bag - she left many a dinner party to make a house call.
Her good friend, Paddy Silverthorne, met Doctor SHAVER in 1983 at the Brampton Business and Professional Women's Club, where both women were members. Ms. Silverthorne was working for American Motors, while Doctor SHAVER was still working part time as a physician. By then, she was in her early 70s and continued to maintain a devoted core of patients.
"I valued Elspie's intellect and knowledge as far as medicine was concerned," Ms. Silverthorne said. "I felt that she had forgotten more than most of the medical profession had ever learned."
In 1995, Victor SHAVER died 56 years after their first dance together. They had no children, even though Doctor SHAVER had worked with hundreds of youngsters. "She was not gung ho on children," said Ms. SMILLIE.
What Doctor SHAVER really enjoyed was the chance to whip her Friends in a game of bridge or a round of golf, or to take long, slow scenic drives to Niagara Falls or to Florida.
Elspie SHAVER was born Elspie Roberta HALNAN on May 22, 1912, in Brampton, Ontario She died of natural causes on February 18, 2008, at Woodhall Park Specialty Care in Brampton. She was 95. She left no immediate survivors.

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COMEAU 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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COMEAU o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-24 published
SCHWARTZ, Donald James (June 17, 1936-July 19, 2008)
Of Pope's Harbour, passed away in the Palliative Care Unit of Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital. Donald was the eldest son of Wesley and Emma (FISK) SCHWARTZ, born in Desboro, Ontario, and brought up in Chesley, Ontario. He joined the Canadian Navy at the age of 19 and became a Clearance Diver, attached to the Fleet Diving Unit - Atlantic. After he left the Navy he owned and operated his own construction company (Perfection Builders Ltd.) and later joined the Canadian Corps of Commissioners where he spent most of his time at the Halifax International Airport. After retirement, he moved to Pope's Harbour on the Eastern Shore. Donald is survived by his wife, Marilyn (GILLETTE) SCHWARTZ; his eldest son, Donald (Donna), Oshawa, Ontario, and his youngest son, Erich (Karen), Vancouver, British Columbia.; brother, Cecil SCHWARTZ, London, Ontario; granddaughters, Sonia BERNARD, Campbellton, New Brunswick Marina SCHWARTZ, Edmonton, Alberta.; Tarah SCHWARTZ, Edmonton, Alberta.; Leah SCHWARTZ, St. Albert, Alberta.; and great-grand_son, Kristopher Arron COMEAU, Campbellton, New Brunswick. He was predeceased by his parents; infant brother, John Wesley; and infant grand_son, Kristophe. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Memorials to be made to any charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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COMEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-19 published
COMEAU, Stella Maria (née KENNEDY)
At home, in the presence of her loving family, after a brief illness, on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, Stella Maria COMEAU (nee: KENNEDY) in her 68th year. Left to mourn her are her two sons, Robert (Silvana) and Larry (Beth); her grandchildren Kristine and Meagan and her brother and sisters: Michael KENNEDY (Maureen,) Maureen KENNEDY (late Kevin,) Peggy DAVIS (late Jack,) Nancy KEAN (Bob), Agnes LAWRENCE (Jim), Debbie BARTON (Mike), Sue KENNEDY and a large number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Rivlyn and Clara KENNEDY of Bell Island, Newfoundland. Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. London, on Thursday, March 20, from 11: 30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service which will be conducted in the Chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Private interment.

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COMERFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
ASHTON, Norma Helen Irene (SHIPLEY)
At Huronview Home, Clinton on Saturday, May 10, 2008 Mrs. Norma Helen Irene (SHIPLEY) ASHTON of Clinton in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford ASHTON (1996.) Loving mother of Shirley COMERFORD of Angus, Marilyn and Don FORBES of R.R.#2 Clinton and Keith and Cecelia ASHTON of South Mountain. Also sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Hazel ADMANS of Tavistock, Velma SMITH of Vanastra and Mildred HANLEY of Clinton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son-in-law James COMERFORD, two sisters Marion TAILOR/TAYLOR and Gladys FLEWITT, three brothers Reg, Cecil and Alvin SHIPLEY. At Norma's request cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. - Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing from 12 noon until time of the Memorial Service. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donation to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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COMERY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-22 published
COMERY, William Frank, B.A., L.L.B., Q.C. (1930-2008)
It is with great sadness that we advise of Bill's sudden death at his residence on Saturday, January 19, 2008. Those who mourn his loss are his wife, Terry, his brother Tom (Elaine) and his children, Susan (Chad), Frank (Susan) and John (Robin). His grandchildren of whom he was so proud are: Francis, Teresa, Colette, Michaela, Raven and Ireland. He often expressed his delight at the accomplishments and abilities of his grandchildren. He will also be missed by Friends too numerous to mention with the exception of two special people, Sandra Valeriote and Carlo Adamo. Bill was predeceased by his daughter Jeannine and travelling friend, Stan Price.
Bill and Ed FLEURY were the founding partners of the law firm Fleury, Comery LLP in Highland Creek in 1959. Bill retired from the firm in 2005. He was highly respected in his profession by his Friends, colleagues and the Courts. He was an honest advocate and proud of his reputation.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Bill's life for the family that will be held at St. Aloysius R.C. Church, 11 Traynor Avenue, Kitchener on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Cornelius J. O'MAHONEY as celebrant. Cremation has taken place. There will be a gathering of family and Friends to share memories at Scarboro Golf and Country Club at 321 Scarborough Golf Club Road, Scarborough, on Sunday, February 17, 2008 from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Condolences for the family and donations to Bill's favourite charity: Scarborough Foreign Missions, may be arranged through Erb and Good Family Funeral Home at 171 King Street South, Waterloo, N2J 1P7 (www.erbgood.com), or directly to Scarborough Foreign Missions at 2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough, M1M 1M4.

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COMFORT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-24 published
COMFORT, Evalyn Winnifred (née MAHLER)
Suddenly at her residence on Saturday, March 22, 2008 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Colin COMFORT. Dear mother of Peter COMFORT and his wife Barbara, Thomas COMFORT and his wife Victoria, Gary COMFORT, and Richard COMFORT. Loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Pat TAILOR/TAYLOR. Predeceased by her son Michael COMFORT. Friends may call on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 26 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation will be followed by interment at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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COMPEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
FREEBORN, Clara Elizabeth " Betty" (JONES)
At Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. Clara Elizabeth "Betty" (JONES) FREEBORN of London in her 87th year. Dear mother of John FREEBORN of London and Tom FREEBORN and his wife Darlene of Bowen Island, British Columbia. Predeceased by her daughter Anne ARNOT, her sisters Ethel COMPEAU and Evelyn SPEERS and her brother Harry JONES. Also loved by her grandchildren David ARNOT and Dylan and Ariel FREEBORN and her best friend Betty "Towie" UQUHART. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to a memorial service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday, April 7th at 1: 00 p.m. with interment following in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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COMPLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
CHANCE, David Godwin, D.F.C., B.A.
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On Wednesday, April, 30, 2008. Born in Ottawa in 1923 to Gladys and Leslie CHANCE, David was educated at the Ottawa Normal Model School and Lisgar Collegiate, where he was commanding officer of The Lisgar Cadet Corps. Upon graduation in 1942, he joined The Royal Canadian Air Force and earned his Pilot's Wings before going overseas, where he completed a tour of operations in 1945. Returning to Canada, he was enrolled in Queen's University, graduating in Arts '49. In 1950, he married Nancy COMPLIN. They have three children: Christopher (Kathleen,) Jennifer (Robert LAITY) and Judith (Paul MASON) as well as four grand_sons, Robert and Michael LAITY and John and Benjamin MASON. He is also survived by his twin brother John and their older brother Peter. David retired from his position as Secretary to The International Joint Commission in 1988. He was a keen cross-country skier and golfer and devoted much time to various volunteer works at St. Columba Church, The Victorian Order of Nurses, Scouts of Canada and The Hospice at May Court. He was a devoted and much loved husband and father, a kind and gentle man. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. David DAVIDSON of The Family Medicine Centre, Dr. Luc BEAUCHESNE of the Heart Institute and the staff at the Montfort Hospital for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Hospice at May Court or a charity of choice would be appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, May 6 at 11: 00 a.m. Condolences/ donations at: mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143.

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COMPTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
STIER, Robert " Bob"
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital in his 86th year. Robert (Bob) STIER. Dear husband of Betty for 63 years. Loving father of Patricia GREENLAW of London and Ronald STIER of New Zealand. The best Grandpa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of Sylvia COMPTON. Bob was a World War 2 veteran. He enlisted in the army in 1942 with the Royal Regiment and was transferred to Queens Own Rifles. He served in the United Kingdom Central Mediterranean in the Italian Campaign 1943 to 1945 and Continental Europe. Bob retired from the Toronto Transit Commission after 28 years of service. Cremation has taken place. Private family service will be held. Expressions of sympathy and donation (Parkwood Hospital Foundation, Veterans services) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com. The family extends a special thank you to all doctors and staff at 5B for their compassionate care.

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COMPTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-22 published
GORRIE, Wayne Allen
With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Wayne on the nineteenth of May 2008. The adored and cherished husband of Sue and dear and much loved father of Jason. Remembered with love by step-mother Shirley of Sarnia, Aunts Vey NESDALE (Frank) of Mississauga, Grace COMPTON of Truro and many cousins in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Most loved brother-in-law to Annette WALKER (Geoff.) Adored uncle to Mark WALKER (Sally) and Godfather to Paul WALKER (Anya) and Sue's family in England. Predeceased by his mother Doris (née RUDD) 1967, father Donald (1995) and sister Carolyn (1967). Wayne was raised in Sarnia and attended the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business graduating in 1970. He enjoyed a successful career in the footwear industry. The "Shoeman" will be sorely missed by Friends, colleagues and business associates in Canada and abroad. Wayne lived life to the fullest. His passion for family, nature, and hockey complemented a successful career, yet he always had time for those less fortunate. Wayne enriched all of our lives with his intelligence, wit and guidance and touched all with the warmth of his smile and his caring personality. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling) on Sunday, May 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 26 at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor Street West (west of Royal York Rd.). Interment at a later date. A lunch reception will follow at 1: 30 p.m. at Lambton Golf and Country Club, 100 Scarlett Rd., Toronto. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. Condolences to the family may be made at www.turnerporter.ca.

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COMPTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-22 published
GORRIE, Wayne Allen
With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Wayne on the nineteenth of May 2008. The adored and cherished husband of Sue and dear and much loved father of Jason. Remembered with love by step-mother Shirley of Sarnia, Aunts Vey NESDALE (Frank) of Mississauga, Grace COMPTON of Truro and many cousins in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Most loved brother-in-law to Annette WALKER (Geoff.) Adored uncle to Mark WALKER (Sally) and Godfather to Paul WALKER (Anya) and Sue's family in England. Predeceased by his mother Doris (née RUDD) 1967, father Donald (1995) and sister Carolyn (1967). Wayne was raised in Sarnia and attended the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business graduating in 1970. He enjoyed a successful career in the footwear industry. The 'Shoeman' will be sorely missed by Friends, colleagues and business associates in Canada and abroad. Wayne lived life to the fullest. His passion for family, nature, and hockey complemented a successful career, yet he always had time for those less fortunate. Wayne enriched all of our lives with his intelligence, wit and guidance and touched all with the warmth of his smile and his caring personality. Just watching the way you live your life has deeply affected the way we try to live ours. There are so many things we have learned from you and so much about you we love and admire. Not only have you been a caring person but also a wonderful teacher who has taught us some of life's most important lessons through the beautiful example you give. You will live in our hearts forever. The family is grateful to Sue's Air Canada family who has been tremendously supportive. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling) on Sunday, May 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor Street West (west of Royal York Rd.). Interment at a later date. A lunch reception will follow at 1: 30 p.m. at Lambton Golf and Country Club, 100 Scarlett Rd., Toronto. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. Condolences to the family may be made at www.turnerporter.ca

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COMPTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-23 published
COMPTON, Lawrence Wayne (1929-2008)
Peacefully, surrounded by family, on July 19, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Wayne, loving father of Brad (Pam), Barry (Leslie) and the late Monte (2004). Predeceased by his wife Mildred (1989). He leaves Dy Gee, his constant companion and cherished partner of 30 years, her loving and devoted children Larry (Carol), and Sherry (Harry), and their family and Friends, all who cared deeply for Wayne. He was a good Grandpa to Katie, Julia, Vanessa, Samantha and Scott. They will always remember his extraordinary generosity and his kind and supportive nature. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by parents Monte and Mildred, brothers Lloyd and Cliff. He leaves his siblings Ruth, Vivian, Ellis, Ken, Gail, Patricia, Doug, and Dale. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, July 28, 2008 at Trinity Anglican Church, 26 Stavebank Rd., Mississauga, at 1 p.m., followed by a Reception at the Port Credit Legion (upstairs), 35 Front St. N., Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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COMRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
COMRIE, Robert Rankin (né SCOTT)
Of Saint Thomas passed away on Saturday, March 29th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Pauline COMRIE (1984) and dear father of Georgina GIBSON of Alberta, Elaine COMRIE of Saint Thomas, and Elizabeth COMRIE of Edmonton. Dear brother of Georgina BECHARD and the late Ruby COMRIE and Lorna PEEG. Sadly missed by 3 grandchildren, Jennifer, Shawn and Krystal. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Robert was born in London on June 25th, 1926 the son of the late Robert and Margaret (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) SCOTT. He retired in 1965 from the Canadian Armed Forces (Stationed in Halifax), where he served from 1943-1965. Robert worked for a number of years with the Gould Manufacturing Co., and Corp. of Commissionaires at Westminster Hospital. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #41 Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, where funeral service will take place on Tuesday, at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow with interment of ashes in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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COMRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
BROWN, George William " Bill"
On Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Longworth Care, London, George William "Bill" BROWN passed away in his 97th year. Predeceased by his wife Elinor BROWN (2006.) Dear father of Carolyn and her husband Don WEBSTER of Pickering. Proud grandfather of Shari and her husband Zaka KHOGYANI of Phoneix, Arizona and Blake WEBSTER of Toronto. Great-grandfather of Adam and Zane. Dear brother-in-law of Ruth McCLAFFERTY of London and Ken KERR of Courteney, British Columbia. Predeceased by sisters Marjorie BRUCE and Della JONES and brother Murray BROWN. Bill for many years was a teacher in Galt, Sarnia and Ottawa. He was an avid gardener, model train and genealogy enthusiast. The family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff at Longworth Care for their understanding and care. A special thank you is extended to Peter COMRIE and his staff of Helping Hands for the help and companionship provided to Bill over the last several years. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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COMRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-30 published
COOK, Marjorie Lucille (née SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER) (1930-2008)
Marjorie passed away surrounded by her family at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on April 26, 2008. Survived by her loving companion Don NEWTON. Cherished mother of Janine McQUEEN (Norman,) Trevor COOK, Lynn COOK (Ken COMRIE), Kathi HALL (David), Karen SALCEDO (Alfredo), Donna WITLOX (née NEWTON) (Herman), Al NEWTON (Lori). Sadly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life to be held at Cardinal Golf Club, 2740 Hwy. 9, Kettleby, Ontario (Hwy. 9, east of 400), from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army and Southlake Regional Health Centre. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses and support workers that have provided Marjorie with wonderful care over the past years.

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