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DEW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-06 published
GATES, John Gordon
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton Tuesday afternoon March 4, 2008. John GATES of R.R.#3, Hepworth at the age of 45. Former husband of Rose BROWN. Loving father of Amanda DEW and Daniel GATES both of Edmonton. Lovingly remembered by his two grandchildren. Loved son of Dawn GATES of R.R.#1, Hepworth and the late Richard GATES. Dear brother of Phyllis HIGHFIELD of New Brunswick, Paul and his wife Debbie of R.R.#3, Hepworth and Marty of his wife Tammy of R.R.#5, Owen Sound. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Major Grace YOUNG officiating. Spring interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of John by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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DEWAGT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
MULDER, Hiltje " Hilda" (née VEENSTRA)
Peacefully at her residence on Sunday, March 23, 2008. Hiltje "Hilda" MULDER of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Bauke "Bob" MULDER (1980.) Dear mother of Fimke BERGSMA and husband Evert of Crampton, Nelda TENHOR and husband Luke of Aylmer, Oakie MULDER and wife Henrietta of Ingersoll, Allen MULDER and friend Mary Ann PRIDDLE of Ingersoll and William MULDER and wife Mavis of Aylmer. She will be sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law of Jantje EISING and husband Jannes of Townsend, Teitske MULDER of Woodstock, Riek MULDER of Tillsonburg, Neeltje HUISMAN and Minke VERWER of the Netherlands. Predeceased by 3 sisters Geertje DIJKSTRA, Jeltje VANDERVAART and Marijke MULDER. Born in The Netherlands on January 2, 1914 daughter of the late Ale and Fimke (DEWAGT) VEENSTRA. She was a resident of R.R.#2, Mossley for many years and a member of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church. Hilda had a great love for music and singing. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church (South Street West at Caverly Road) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Richard DE LANGE, officiating. Spring interment, Ingersoll Cemetery. Donations to the Terrace Lodge Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated. Personal condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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DEWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
PFAFF, Wilmer Jack " Wimpy"
Peacefully, at Stratford General Hospital, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Wilmer Jack "Wimpy" PFAFF, of R.R.#3, Dashwood, age 77. Beloved husband of the late Martha Helen (Becker) PFAFF (2003.) Loved father of Marilyn and Allan RILEY of Exeter, Bruce and Sherri PFAFF of Essex, JoAnn and Joe DEWAN of R.R.#3, Lucan, Glenn and Missy PFAFF of R.R.#3 Dashwood, Steven and Lisa PFAFF of Ailsa Craig. Dear grandfather of Carly RILEY, Kimberly and Greg QUICK, Janine, Katie and Jason PFAFF, Michael, Joe and Jim DEWAN, Jessica, Kelly and Rebekah PFAFF and great-grandfather of Kassi and Leigh PFAFF, Preston and Hannah QUICK. Dear friend of Dot MORRISON and her family. Brother and brother-in-law of Wallace PFAFF of Exeter, Lorraine and Fred BOWERS of Crediton, Dorothy PFAFF, Phyllis PFAFF and Doris PFAFF, all of Exeter, Lorne and Isabelle BECKER of Dashwood, Shirley BECKER of London and Don GLANVILLE of Huron Park. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his brothers Harvey, Allen, Emery, Bob and Bill PFAFF, brother-in-law Allan BECKER, sisters-in-law Grace PFAFF and Dorothy PFAFF, parents Henry and Thalma (WITZEL) PFAFF. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Dashwood, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 3 p.m. The Rev. John E. TREMBULAK III officiating. Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society, South Huron Hospital Campaign Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DEWAR o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-25 published
DEWAR, Pastor Darwin
On November 21, 2007, Pastor Darwin DEWAR passed away peacefully at the age of 43 years.
Lovingly remembered by his family: wife, Lisa, of 17 years; three children, M.G., Abigail and Jeremy; parents Darrell and Isabel as well as many relatives, Friends and extended church family.
Darwin will be fondly remembered for his life of service in Christian Ministry in Vancouver, British Columbia and most recently in Edmonton, Alberta, as a Pastor on staff at Church on 99. Darwin will be remembered in the legacy that he left:
11 Tim. 2: 2 "You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others."
Viewings were held on Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28, 2007 between 5-9 p.m. at Church on 99, 9908-67 Avenue, Edmonton, where a Funeral Service was held on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 1 p.m. with viewing two hours prior.
The family wishes to thank everyone that stood faithfully in prayer and support. Condolences: www.serenity.ca
We would like to give our thanks to all the people of Durham and the surrounding areas who expressed their kind gestures of prayers, phone calls, cards, flowers, plants, e-mails and donations to our daughter-in-law Lisa, and our grandchildren, Miriam, Abigail and Jeremy in Edmonton, Alberta.
We would also like to give thanks to our Church Pastors and our Church family in Hanover, relatives and Friends for their prayers, cards, phone calls, flowers and e-mails expressing their condolences.
We give thanks to our Lord for Darwin's life and his obedience to serve Him.
Sincerely, with love, Darrell and Isabel DEWAR, Durham

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DEWAR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-21 published
RUSK, Audrey Anita (DEWAR)
At Kelso Villa Retirement Home in Owen Sound Thursday evening June 19, 2008. The former Audrey DEWAR of Owen Sound in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick) RUSK. Loving mother of Richard and his wife Annette of Montreal, Mary-Lee RUSK of Owen Sound, Edward (Ted) of Toronto and William (Bill) and his wife Lynne of Wiarton. Lovingly remembered by her ten grandchildren Katie, Zac, Jed, Victor, Alex, Bridget, Beau, Max, Hunter and Jenna. Dear sister of Donna and her husband Elmer MECHAN of Weymouth, Massachusetts. Dear sister-in-law of Audrey HANBIDGE of Owen Sound, Glenn NILES of Manchester, New Hampshire and Gladys and her husband Bob WENGER of Listowel. Predeceased by her brother Jim DEWAR, sister Elaine NILES, two brothers-in-law Hank HANBIDGE and Harold GARDHOUSE, and a sister-in-law Emily GARDHOUSE. Friends may call at the Shallow Lake United Church, Tuesday June 24th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from Shallow Lake United Church Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Audrey by the Downs and son Funeral Home. Audrey was a member for over 52 years of Owen Sound Chapter #94 Order Of The Eastern Star. Owen Sound Chapter #94 will hold a memorial service at Shallow Lake United Church Turesday evening at 7: 00 pm.

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DEWAR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-26 published
LEGGE, Gordon Oscar
Of Elderslie Township, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley, on Thursday, July 24, 2008 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Ruby Mae GOWAN. Cherished father of John (Jane,) Murray (Ann), Doug (Lynda), Mary Lee (Robert) Davis, Linda (Ken) DEWAR, Patricia BOWERS (Sean MOLONEY), Sheryl (John) CAGGIANO, Elizabeth LEGGE (Peter LAWSON) and Brenda (Merv) MISCH. Loving grandfather of twenty-two grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Brother of Jack (Helen) LEGGE and brother-in-law of Elsie LEGGE and Altje LEGGE. Predeceased by brothers Harry, Francis and Grant sisters Gladys HALL, Jean HALL and his parents, Frank and Mary (MANNEROW) LEGGE. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Gordon's life will be held at the Klages Mill (11 1st Ave. N.E.), Chesley on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Please no floral tributes, in lieu memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation, Chesley Friends of the Library or the Rotary Club of Chesley (Chesley Heritage Trail) would be greatly appreciated by the family. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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DEWAR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-07 published
John "Jack" McDONALD DEWAR
In loving memory of John McDONALD DEWAR, " Jack," September 4, 1912 - April 24, 2008, who died peacefully at the Sudbury General Hospital on Thursday at the age of 95.
Beloved husband of Maud (née HOPKIN.) Cherished father of Vivian and husband Morris VILLENEUVE of Manitowaning, Alice and husband Burke PENNIE of Manitowaning. Dear granddad of Jacqueline and husband Bob WHITE/WHYTE, Jennifer and husband Neil TALBOT, Shawn VILLENEUVE and Jenny, Heather and husband Mark GIBEAULT, John and wife Lara PENNIE, Tina and husband Jon BALFE, Robert and wife Lisa PENNIE. Special great grandfather of Christopher, Steven, Shelby, Kelsey, Rosie, Brooke, Jack, Grace, Annie, Mary-Alice (MyA), BRODIE. Predeceased by all his siblings, Reginald (wife Grace) Dewar, Grenville (wife Lorma) Dewar, Jean (husband Russ) WILLIAMSON, George (twin brother,) Marjorie (husband Cliff) VAN HORNE. Family and Friends remembered and celebrated Jack's life from 6: 30 - 8:30 pm Saturday. Funeral Service was at 2: 30 pm Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Island Funeral Home. Reverend Maxine McVEY officiating. Burial at Providence Bay Cemetery.

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DEWAR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-01-30 published
Ethel CASE
In loving memory of Ethel CASE who died peacefully at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at the age of 98.
Born in Manitowaning on November 2, 1909 to Matilda (née McMURRAY) and Henry McMULLEN. She has been a resident of Sandfield since 1947. She has always been very active in her community, an ardent church supporter, a long time member of Sandfield Women's Institute, and the Tehkummah Senior Triangle Club. Ethel loved going to Bingo. She had many talents, quilting, knitting, sewing, gardening, crocheting, and cooking. Ethel enjoyed several trips, seeing the east and west coast, Florida, Edmonton, and other points in Saskatchewan. Cherished husband William James CASE (predeceased 1965). Proud mother of six children: Burton (wife Audrey) CASE, Vilda (husband Ron) FETTERLY, Rex (wife Glory) CASE, William (wife Margaret predeceased) CASE, Marlene (husband Darrell) DEWAR, Dennis (wife Lynda) CASE. A Grandma with a special place in her heart for 19 grandchildren; Allison (Steven) CASE- BLAKEY, Jill (Mark) WOOD, Sally (Vince) BELLISSIMO, Lori (Dale) WIENS, Mark, Leanne, and Lisa FETTERLY, Sandra (Aeron) DOYLE, James (Laurie) CASE, Bradley (Colleen) CASE, Larry (Sue) CASE, Bartley (Raechell) CASE, Terry (Lori) CASE, Kelly (Kevin) HANER, Anita DEWAR (Cindy WATSON), Valerie (Mark) MUSSINGTON, Rodney (Amy) CASE, Ryan (Jodi) CASE, Melanie CASE and twenty two very special great grandchildren; Megham and Jared BLAKEY, Emily, Joshua and Ashley WOOD, Travis and Steven WIENS, Beth TURCOTT, Jeremy DUMAS, Christopher, Alexander & Aaron CASE, William and Evan CASE, Lindsay KELLER and Benjamin CASE, Aiden CASE, Alyssa and Alayna, Braedan and Brady CASE, Koral and Konnor HANER, Sydney & Ian MUSSINGTON, Jackson CASE, Anais DOYLE. Dear sister of Bertha CHATWELL of Owen Sound, Tessie HILL of Wikwemikong Nursing Home, sister-in-law Ethel VANHORN of Little Current. Predeceased by sisters Ella Mae McMULLEN and Ruby COULTIS. Predeceased by brothers Bill and Harry McMULLEN. Predeceased by several brothers and sisters-in-law. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 Tuesday. Funeral Service is at 2 pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Island Funeral Home. Reverend Faye STEVENS officiating. Donations to Mindemoya Hospital Aux or to Fairview United Church would be appreciated. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring.

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DEWAR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-05-07 published
John "Jack" McDONALD DEWAR
In loving memory of John McDONALD DEWAR, " Jack," September 4, 1912 -
April 24, 2008, who died peacefully at the Sudbury General Hospital
on Thursday at the age of 95. Beloved husband of Maud (née HOPKIN.)
Cherished father of Vivian and husband Morris VILLENEUVE of
Manitowaning, Alice and husband Burke PENNIE of Manitowaning. Dear
granddad of Jacqueline and husband Bob WHITE/WHYTE, Jennifer and husband Neil
TALBOT, Shawn VILLENEUVE and Jenny, Heather and husband Mark GIBEAULT,
John and wife Lara PENNIE, Tina and husband Jon BALFE, Robert and wife
Lisa PENNIE. Special great grandfather of Christopher, Steven,
Shelby, Kelsey, Rosie, Brooke, Jack, Grace, Annie, Mary-Alice (MyA),
Brodie. Predeceased by all his siblings, Reginald (wife Grace)
DEWAR, Grenville (wife Lorma) DEWAR, Jean (husband Russ) WILLIAMSON,
George (twin brother,) Marjorie (husband Cliff) VAN HORNE. Family and
Friends remembered and celebrated Jack's life from 6: 30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday. Funeral Service was at 2: 30 pm Sunday, April 27, 2008 at
Island Funeral Home. Reverend Maxine McVEY officiating. Burial at
Providence Bay Cemetery. Donations to the Mindemoya Hospital Aux or
to Heart and Stroke would be appreciated.

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DEWAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
DEWAR, Evelyn Margaret
Peacefully at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Evelyn Margaret DEWAR, formerly of R.R.#2 Glencoe, in her 90th year. Dear sister of Annetta (Ann) HARDY of Strathroy. Dear aunt of Tom HARDY and his wife Linda of Melbourne and Joe HARDY and his wife Julie also of Melbourne. Survived by great niece Kimberly and great nephews Mitchell and Bradley. She is predeceased by her brother Duncan Wallis DEWAR and brother-in-law Howard HARDY. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will take place on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment to follow in Kilmartin Cemetery, Glencoe. In memory of Evelyn, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kilmartin Church or charity of choice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Evelyn.

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DEWARS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-12 published
SULLIVAN, Mary Gwendoline (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
At University Hospital, London on Monday, March 10, 2008. Mary Gwendoline (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) SULLIVAN of London in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter A. SULLIVAN. Dear mother of Susan Mary VERMEULEN of Toronto. Predeceased by her sister Mona H. DEWARS, her brother Frank W. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her sister-in-law Jean THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Loved and cherished by her grandchildren Jeremy, Kate and Owen VERMEULEN. Sadly missed also by her nephews and many Friends. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Thursday, March 13th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the St. Stephen's Memorial Anglican Church Foundation, 727 Southdale Road East, London, Ontario N6E 1A9. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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DEWART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-03 published
McWILLIAM, Rev. Dr. Joanne E., M.A., PH.D., D.D.
Professor Emerita, the University of Toronto and Trinity College, Toronto, born December 10, 1928, died of cancer, nine years after the first diagnosis, on July 1, 2008. Cherished wife of C. Peter SLATER and beloved mother of Leslie GIRODAY (Philip,) Elizabeth DEWART (George McLAUCHLAN), Sean DEWART (Lori NEWTON), Gonzalo DUARTE, and grandmother of Gabrielle, Genevieve, James, Christopher, Alison, Karen, Geoffrey, Nora, George, Anne Marie, Joanna and Marc Francis. Fondly remembered stepmother of Lynne SLATER (Robert ARPIN), Ruth SLATER (Jim VIVIAN) and Claire SLATER (Ken RIDLEY). Joanne was the first woman to earn a doctorate in theology from Saint Michael's College, the first ordained woman to be tenured on the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College, and the first woman holder of the chair in dogmatic theology at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, U.S.A., in New York. She served terms as Chair of the Department for the Study of Religion in the University of Toronto and as president of the American Theological Society, the Canadian Theological Society and the Canadian Society for Patristic Studies. A longtime director of Advanced Degree Studies for the Toronto School of Theology, she was an internationally acknowledged expert on the theology of Saint Augustine, and always very highly rated as a teacher by generations of students in both arts and theology and by her family. Ordained in 1988, she was, with her husband, an honorary assistant at Christ Church Deer Park. She loved her books, her dogs, and her garden. The family wishes to thank Doctor Amrit OZA and staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital and those from the Mount Sinai Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and related services, who made it possible for her to die at home. Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge Street) on Sunday, July 6 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street (at Heath Street) on Monday, July 7 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Donations in her memory may be made to Médecins Sans Frontières or Street Haven.

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DEWART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-16 published
Academic became a religious triple threat
Denied the voice she sought in Catholicism, she converted, then mentored hundreds of other women
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Joanne McWILLIAM felt she was outside her beloved church, looking in. Faced with the lifelong prospect of being denied the voice and role she sought in Roman Catholicism, she found an alternate route. She became an Anglican and a priest.
A religious pioneer and predictor of change who mentored and encouraged hundreds of women in academia and the priesthood, Dr. McWILLIAM tallied several milestones: She was the first woman to earn a doctorate in theology from the University of Toronto's Saint Michael's College; the first ordained woman to receive tenure on the divinity faculty at U of T's Trinity College; and the first Canadian woman elected president of the American Theological Society.
She was recalled as a warm, self-effacing woman, but serious about many things: teaching, her church and advancing the cause of women, both in her field and beyond. Her son, Gonzalo DUARTE, recalled a T-shirt his mother bought him in 1977 bearing the words: "Men of quality are not threatened by women for equality." It was a message she carried and heeded throughout her life.
Dr. McWILLIAM was a kind of religious triple threat. As a trained philosopher, theologian and priest, she had a wide knowledge of secular thought, of Christianity (especially its early development) and of what it takes to shepherd a congregation - all within a liberal framework. "She understood deep traditions very thoroughly, yet could advance new developments without fear," said Canon Alyson BARNETT- COWAN, a friend and colleague.
A tolerant woman, she had a healthy respect for those of other denominations and faiths. "She didn't have a proselytizing bone in her body," said her son, Sean DEWART. " She was not remotely judgmental."
An internationally acknowledged expert on the theology of St. Augustine, Dr. McWILLIAM's specialty was patristic studies, which focuses on the early church fathers. She wrote or co-wrote dozens of books, articles and book chapters on Augustine, feminist theology and Christology, the study of Jesus's divine nature.
For 15 years, she was a single mother and pursued her academic credentials while raising four children, who recognize today that she was a tireless advocate for women's rights who established herself as a major figure in a largely male domain, yet devoted years to studying the harsh patriarchy of the early Christian church.
Dr. McWILLIAM was raised in an ecumenical environment. She was the only child born to an electrical engineer who'd been a sapper during the First World War - a Catholic who had known discrimination in Toronto - and a stay-at-home mother who converted to Catholicism from the Presbyterian church. It was an arrangement that was deemed controversial in its day.
Their daughter graduated in philosophy and history from the University of Toronto in 1951, earning the Cardinal Mercier Medal in Philosophy, and completed a master's degree in the subject in 1953.
The next year, she married Leslie DEWART, who was born in Spain and raised in Cuba. His medical studies were interrupted by a strike, so in the early 1940s, at 19, he came to Canada to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. He flew reconnaissance missions over the North Atlantic and went on to teach philosophy at Saint Michael's College. The couple divorced in 1972.
During the mid-1950s, Doctor McWILLIAM held a variety of jobs. She taught high school and lectured in philosophy at the University of Detroit. For a brief time, she was a reporter at the Toronto Star, covering "magistrate's court," but grew disenchanted. "She felt she was too much the observer and not enough of a participant," said daughter Elizabeth DEWART.
She returned to school and earned a second master's degree, this one in theology, from Saint Michael's College in 1966, followed two years later with a doctorate in theology, also from Saint Michael's. "She was an unbelievably hard worker," said Ms. DEWART.
Over the ensuing years, she held several teaching positions at Saint Michael's College, the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto's religious studies department, which she chaired for two terms.
But something was gnawing at her. She never voiced an outright disappointment in the Catholic Church, but "she felt things needed to change… that she didn't have a voice," said one of her former doctoral students, Ellen LEONARD of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph.
She found that voice in the Anglican Church of Canada, whose synod on whether to ordain women she addressed in 1975 as a Catholic theologian. The following year, in November, the church ordained its first female priest.
"I remember her telling me that she was leaving the [Catholic] church," Ms. DEWART recalled. "It was so solemn. She didn't see the opportunity to become a priest. That was a huge decision for her."
Dr. McWILLIAM became a deacon in the Anglican Church in 1987, the year she married Peter SLATER, an Anglican priest and fellow theologian, and was ordained a priest the next year, at the age of 60. For one thing, she felt it was important for female students to have a female priest on the faculty.
While continuing to teach, transferring from the Catholic Saint Michael's College to the divinity faculty at Trinity College, Canada's oldest Anglican theological school, she served as honorary assistant at Toronto's Christ Church Deer Park. In 1997, she was appointed by Michael Peers, then leader of the Anglican Church of Canada, to a high-level review of central religious issues. The first Primate's Theological Commission, which lasted until 2003, produced three workbooks to assist the church on "fundamental theological questions."
She addressed such matters as the nature of God. The Christian tradition of labelling the members of the Trinity - the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit - as "persons," was "on the whole a bad decision," she wrote (noting that Augustine and many others have said so) "because when we use it, we cannot but think of human persons, and attribute the characteristics of human personhood to God."
The Trinity "is a mystery and cannot be explained in any rational way."
An optimist, she felt the global Anglican communion will weather its spasm over homosexuality and avoid schism. She cited examples of other threats to unity - slavery and the place of women - that failed to split the church.
Dr. McWILLIAM taught for five years at the Episcopal Church's General Theology Seminary in New York, the first woman to hold a chair in dogmatic theology. Back in Canada, she contributed to the decision in 2001 to provide joint recognition to Anglican-Lutheran ordinations in this country.
Health conscious before it was fashionable, she ingested plain yogurt and chicken livers for breakfast. But a regular tipple of sherry was never turned aside. Minutes after doctors informed her that her cancer was untreatable, she asked her daughter Leslie to drop by for a glass, reasoning that "there's no point allowing life to go completely to the dogs."
Still with sherry, just a few weeks before her death, she insisted that her son Sean pour from an older bottle. When he asked why he shouldn't open the fine new one he had just bought, she replied, "I'm saving it!"
She died a week before the worldwide Anglican church voted to allow women to serve as bishops.
Joanne Elizabeth McWILLIAM was born in Toronto on December 10, 1928, and died there of cancer, nine years after the first diagnosis, on July 1, 2008. She was 79. She leaves husband C. Peter SLATER, children Leslie GIRODAY, Elizabeth DEWART, Sean DEWART and Gonzalo DUARTE, and 12 grandchildren.

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DEWBERRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-16 published
HILLIER, Daisy (HUTCHINGS)
At London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2008, Daisy (HUTCHINGS) HILLIER of London in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley HILLIER. Dear mother of Arthur and his wife Jean HILLIER of Trenton, Wallace and his wife Pat HILLIER of Manitoba, Bernie and his wife Shirley HILLIER of Nova Scotia, Cecil and his wife Ruby HILLIER of London, Albert and his wife Marlene HILLIER of Nova Scotia, Clayton and his wife Roni HILLIER, Hazel HILLIER and her partner T.J. and Sharon and her husband Fred DEWBERRY all of St. Catharines. Predeceased by one son Albert. Loved by 24 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 555 Springbank Doctor on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 2 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Salvation Army. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Daisy HILLIER.

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DEWEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
CAMPBELL, Ruth L. (née REID)
Passed away at Toronto on Friday, May 30, 2008 at the age of 93 years. Ruth, beloved wife of the late Malcolm (Mac). Dear mother of Robert (Margaret) and Peter (Karen). Loving grandmother of Carlye, Andrew, Joanna and Alexandra. Ruth will be sadly missed by her niece Penni (Keith) MAITLAND, by her cousin Faye DEWEY and her son Karl, by her sister-in-law Jean (Dennis) HILL and all her family at Reid and Campbell. Her special thanks go to the staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Palliative Care Department, K1 East, for all their special support. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3. A family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunnybrook Foundation, Palliative Care Department, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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DEWILDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-21 published
VANDERWAL, Johanna Maria (DEWILDE)
Went to be with her Lord, at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig, on Wednesday March 19, 2008, Johanna Maria (DEWILDE) VANDERWAL formerly of Strathroy in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late John VANDERWAL (June 2007.) Loving mother of Bert and Mary, Rien and Betty all of R.R.#2 Ilderton. Proud grandmother of Sandra and Dale, Shelley, Laurie, Jim and Lisa, Terry and Marsha, Ken and Heather and Brian and Londii. Very proud great-grandma of Jacob, Tasha, Clayton, Tori, Carmen, Natalie, Kate and Leah. Survived by her sister-in-law Pietje VANDERWAL and two sisters in Holland. Visitation will be held at the East Christian Reformed Church, 476 Metcalfe Street, E., Strathroy on Saturday, March 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Monday, March 24th at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Andrew DE GELDER officiating. Burial to follow in Friends Cemetery, Coldstream. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation Connecticut Scanner Fund would be appreciated. Denning Bros. Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Johanna.

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DEWOLF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-18 published
DEBOT, Anna (née FOULON)
A resident of Wallaceburg, passed away, on Friday, May 16, 2008 at the age of 81. She was born in Chatham Township and was a daughter of the late Jules and Marie (VANCOILLIE) FOULON. Beloved wife of 60 years to Albert DEBOT. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Remi and Susan DEBOT of Wallaceburg, Judy and Brian PIERCE of Tupperville, Brenda and Ken DEWOLF of Chatham, Dennis and Connie DEBOT, Francine and Kevin FOX and Mary Ann and Jeff PARKES all of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Chris, Jodi, Ryan, Scott, Shannon, Kelly, Chad, Stacy, Emily, Meagan, Lisa, Eric, Matt and Jen. Dear great-grandmother of Chelsea, Connor, Zachary, Isabelle and Brady. Kind sister and sister-in-law of Leon FOULON, Geraldine FOULON and Mary FOULON. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Andre, her brothers Gus FOULON and Remi FOULON, her sister Madeline BARNIER, a sister-in-law Annie FOULON and a brother-in-law Norm BARNIER. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, on Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 19, 2008 from Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 10: 30 a.m. Prayers Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Interment in Riverview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis maybe left at the funeral home.

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DEWSNAP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
DEWSNAP, Elsie May
Elsie May. In her 81st year passed away on April 19th, 2008 at University Hospital, London, Ontario, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Ronald DEWSNAP. Loving Mother of Margaret (Brian), Dorothy, Ronald (Cathie), Grandmam of Viki (Liam), Helen (Rob), Logan and Callum, Great-grandmam of Riley, Aiden, Kian, Taiya and Ewan. A private memorial will be held and cremation and interment at Woodland Cemetery will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy or donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be made through London Cremation Services 519-672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com.

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