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DURAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
STALLAN, Ernest William
Peacefully passed away in his sleep on March 3rd, 2008, at the age of 89. Ernest is predeceased by his wife Jean. Ernest will be forever remembered by his devoted children Leigh DURAND and Mary CAMPBELL. Cherished grandchildren Elizabeth, Vanessa, Christopher, Alexander, Warren, Iain and Adrienne. Sons-in-law Jim CAMPBELL and Ron DURAND and sister Ilene BARHAM. Friends may visit the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles), on Friday, March 7th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at Jerrett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ernest's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DURANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
MacQUARRIE, Harry " Ivan"
Harry 'Ivan' MacQUARRIE of Etobicoke, Ontario, passed gracefully at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto on Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Born February 14, 1929 in Cape Breton Settlement, New Brunswick, he was the youngest of the late Henry and Catherine (HANINGTON) MacQUARRIE. Ivan leaves behind his second wife, H. Rosemary MOWAT, his brothers Earle of Moncton, Ronald of Saint John and sister, Kathleen SKIDD (Ralph) of Moncton. Predeceased by his treasured wife Edith Isabel (MacRAE) MacQUARRIE, brother John and sisters Gladys MacQUARRIE, Mildred KELLY, Thelma CHRISTENSEN, Beulah CASSIDY and Eileen EAGLES. His many nieces and nephews from his and Edie's families will remember Ivan fondly; as will his extended families of Michael CULVER and Laura DURANT. Ivan spent his entire career with Canadian Oil (White Rose) that was, taken over by Shell Canada. From the 40's to the 80's he started as office clerk, then to the auditing team; oh, what memorable stories he had of those days. Next he was a sales representative, and not long after the sales manager. Some of his best times were in Halifax working on the conversion from White Rose to Shell. He ended his career as advertising manager with travels to the Orient to source products for customer loyalty programs. In retirement he joined Al Kush and Associates, working on many successful direct mail marketing projects with Eaton's and American Express. During his life, he enjoyed golfing, curling, squash, boating and his partnerships in standard bred horses. He also loved his many winters in Lauderdale-By-TheSea, Florida. One of his most difficult times was being a Juror on the Bernardo trial. Come to Ivan's last Directors' meeting at the Valhalla Inn, Etobicoke, on Friday, August 1st from 4: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to say goodbye. After cremation, Ivan and dog Sandy will join Edie at St. Stephen's United Church, Black River Bridge, New Brunswick on Wednesday, August 13th at noon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Ivan's memory to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter, 'Butler Chapel', Etobicoke (416) 231-2283 and Adams Funeral Home Ltd., Miramichi, (506) 773-3492

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DURANTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-06 published
BOYTON, Harold Edward
At home surrounded by his family, Monday, March 3rd, 2008 in his 82nd year. Harry BOYTON, beloved husband of Lucienne WAGNER of Port Hope. Dear father of Steven (Christiane) of Ottawa and Maureen (Nigel) of Toronto. Brother of Leonard, Betty and William. Uncle of Brian.
A celebration of Harry's life will be held at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Perrytown, Thursday, March 6th at 2 p.m. Interment Saint Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Perrytown. Memorial donations to Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Perrytown or the charity of your choice would be appreciated and can be received at www.rossfuneralchapel.com.
The family would like to thank Doctor Lino DURANTE and Saint Elizabeth Health Care for their care and support.

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DURDIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
MANUEL, Inga Clara
At London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on Saturday July 19, 2008 Inga Clara MANUEL of London in her 80th year. Beloved wife the late Joe MANUEL (1985.) Dear mother of Ernest "Bud," John and Larry all of London, Joseph and his wife Elaine of Dorchester. Dear Sister of Karen NOLAN of California, Sigrid DURDIN of Dashwood, and Loric PEDERSEN of Saint Thomas, predeceased by her sister Martha PENN. Loved by 11 grandchildren; Sheila and her husband Sandy HYDE, Jason, Christopher, Joseph and his wife Heather, Adam, Ivan, Chad, Michael, Mary Anne and her husband Chris MILLS, Susan and Bill. Loved 6 great-grand children Kyle, Alexandria, Lincoln, Margaret, Hannah and Ella. Also Survived by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held at Empress United Church, 75 Blackfriars St. on Thursday July 24, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. with Rev. Lorenzo RAMIREZ officiating. Cremation and Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish to make a memorial donation to the charity of you choice. Special thanks to the University Hospital staff 4th Floor. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) in charge of arrangements Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. MANUEL

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DURENFELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-14 published
MOFFATT, Margareta Theodora (née DURENFELD)
Of Spruce Lodge, 643 West Gore Street, Stratford and formerly of Centre Street, Stratford, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, in her 89th year. A life-long resident of Stratford, Margaret was born January 1, 1920, a daughter of the late Edward and Emma (ELLIGSON) DURENFELD. Margaret was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, the E.L.W. and Ruth Rebekah Lodge #2. Loving mom of Allan MOFFATT and wife Karen of Rostock and Arlene MOFFATT and husband John Markvoort of London. Dear grandmother of Stephanie MOFFATT (Rob,) Amy MOFFATT (Derek) both of Kitchener, Matthew MOFFATT (Cheri) of Stratford and Joshua MOFFATT (Heather) of Kitchener. Also survived by sister-in-law Lettie MOFFATT of London and many nieces and nephews of the Elligson and MOFFATT families of which she was very fond. Marg was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been predeceased by her parents, her sister Alma and husband Herschel (Bill) WHITE/WHYTE, and brother Paul DURENFELD. Relatives and Friends may call at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 1 p.m. Rev. Doug REBLE will officiate. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Margaret will always be remembered as a kind and loving mom, mother-in-law, grandma, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Zion Lutheran Church or a charity of one's choice through the funeral home would be appreciated by the family. (519-271-5062)

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DURIC o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-02-01 published
Pillar of community Bud MORROW dies at 92
By Donna DURIC, Friday, February 01, 2008
"Bud" MORROW made Friends wherever he went. His life was marked by honesty, fairness and active involvement in his community. Right up until the day he died, he enjoyed life, Friends and family.
Alred Frederick " Bud" MORROW died on January 26 at Hanover and District Hospital. He was 93.
More than 300 people came to his visitation on Monday. "I just thought that was a testament to how respected and how well-liked he was in this community," said his granddaughter, Christie. "He was a pillar of the community."
Mr. MORROW, born in 1915 in Aneroid, Saskatchewan., spent his early years as the second eldest of seven siblings moving around throughout the prairies.
He hunted for supper on the way home from school until he quit at 15 to help out the family. The Depression had hit and times were tough. Mr. MORROW became a sort of jack-of-all-trades as he worked a variety of jobs - everything from butcher to hunter.
"He's our own version of Forest Gump," said Christie.
"He's seen it all and been through it all."
In 1939, after the Second World War broke out, Mr. MORROW joined the air force, based in Calgary.
He couldn't pilot an aircraft, though, because he was colour blind, so he worked on the ground, doing repairs.
It was while he was repairing a Mosquito Bomber that he first learned of Hanover. The town's name was imprinted on a wing he was repairing, along with the names of the women working at the factory based here that made the wings.
He would receive other serendipitous callings to Hanover later on.
He started his family in 1943 in Calgary after marrying the late Ruth MARSHALL, whose parents were originally of Allan Park, just outside Hanover.
His in-laws had planned to come back and retire here. His first son Doug was born, and Mr. MORROW headed east to Toronto to get discharged from the air force.
It was during that time he and Ruth decided to visit her parents here in Hanover. He sent her and the baby on their way with one train ticket and to save money, decided he would hitch hike here and meet up with them.
A couple who spotted him in uniform in Bolton, Ontario just happened to be heading to Hanover and offered him a ride.
What was supposed to be a visit turned into a permanent move.
He settled here and twins Al and Hildred were born. Today, Al writes a bi-weekly column for The Post on the history of Hanover and the surrounding area.
Mr. MORROW started a hardware business in downtown Hanover, at the corner of 10th Street and 12th Avenue.
The building is still called The Morrow Centre today, even though it's been more than 10 years since he sold the building.
He did home renovations, sold lumber and mixed paint for customers. "People would drive from all over to get him to mix their paint," says Christie, noting the irony of that talent considering he was colour-blind.
He began to join many committees and organizations while building his successful business.
"Grandpa's philosophy was, 'if you live in the community and earn your living in there, you give back to the community."
He was a member and one-time president of the Rotary Club for 62 years.
He served on the planning board for the town and helped shape the layout of the town as it is today. He was chair of the high school board, involved with the Friends of the Hanover Library and an active member of Grace United Church, which he still attended until his death whenever he felt well enough, said Al.
And he always carried a package of smarties to give to the little ones. He was even buried with a package of smarties, said Al.
A man who spent his life moving around all over the continent ended up in Hanover and his family believes he was always meant to come here.
"We'll miss him. It's going to be a huge void in the fun department."

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DURISH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-23 published
VINE, Paul Thomas
Died suddenly in his 68th year while "On The Road Again" in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with his much loved wife Maureen LANCASTER at his side. Paul was a big man with a ready laugh, gentle disposition and a huge love of life. He was most happy when sailing his beloved boat, riding his Gold Wing motorcycle or exploring new places in his truck camper. He will be forever missed by his wife Maureen, his sister Carole-Ann DURRAN (Durish,) her husband John, mother-in-law Olive LANCASTER, brother-in-law Ian LANCASTER, his wife Brenda and their children, and nieces Kim SCOTT, Katharine and Karen DURISH. Paul, along with his business partner Jim JEARVIS, ran the very successful London, Ontario business machine company known as Biz-Pro Ltd. Paul had been retired for 2 years and was doing what he loved best, exploring new places when he passed away all too soon. Cremation took place in Las Cruces. A celebration of Paul's life will be held Saturday, May 10, 2008, at 2 p.m. at east London Anglican Ministries, 2060 Dundas Street, East London, Ontario. Reception to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Paul are asked to consider the Salvation Army or Victorian Order of Nurses.

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DURK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-26 published
WEISS- FINEGOLD, Mildred (née ROSENBERG)
Peacefully in Montreal, on Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Irving WEISS and the late Ben FINEGOLD. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Cynthia and Sam SHER, Sheila and Ralph WILNER, Stephen WEISS and Richard DURK. Dear step-mother of Harvey and Sheila FINEGOLD, Marilyn FINEGOLD and Leonard FINEGOLD. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother to many. Dear sister and sister-in-law. Mildred will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Very special thanks to Ellen TISSENBAUM, all the caregivers and staff of Manoir Montefiore. Graveside service on Thursday, June 26 at 11: 30 a.m. at the Knights of Pythias Section, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Duvernay. Shiva at the Wilner family residence, 4005 Bayview Ave. #1114, Toronto, commencing Friday morning. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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DURKACZ o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
ALTON, Frederick " Fred" George
Lifelong Markdale resident and respected community leader Frederick (Fred) George ALTON passed away on March 12, 2008 at the age of 78. Visitation was held on March 14 at the May Funeral Home in Markdale. Fred's humour and passion for life were celebrated on Saturday, March 15 at Annesley United Church in Markdale. Rev. Mark R. WAUGH officiated the funeral service. He remembered Fred as a loyal member of the congregation who had the ability to spread laughter throughout the church. David FRIES acted as the Director of Music. Eulogies were given by Fred's daughter Mary Anne, his grandchildren Jackie BURNS, Gracie ALTON, and Sam McKEE, as well as his longtime friend and fellow Rotarian Jerry BARTLEY. Pallbearers were Stan BAKER, Jerry BARTLEY, Carl BENNINGER, Oscar BURNSIDE, Ernie NICHOLLS and Don PLETSCH as well as honourary pallbearers Paul HANERBACH, Erling PEDERSEN and Lloyd SEWELL. Grandchildren Gracie ALTON, Jackie BURNS, Anthony DURKACZ and Sam McKEE acted as flower bearers. Interment followed at Markdale Cemetery. Family and Friends shared their memories of Fred and enjoyed refreshments served by the Annesley Women's Ministry Network in the Annesley Fellowship Hall. Fred was the longest-serving member of the Markdale Rotary Club (49 years) and owned and operated Alton Pontiac Buick for 36 years before retiring in 1998. Fred acted as volunteer firefighter and fire chief for the Markdale Fire Department and attended every Markdale Street Frolic since 1938. Fred was married to his beloved wife Glenora McGEE for 55 years. He was the loving father of Mary Anne ALTON and Andy McKEE of Owen Sound, Glenn and Donna ALTON of Florida and Robert ALTON of Owen Sound. He was a special grandfather of Jackie BURNS and her husband Anthony DURKACZ, Sam McKEE and Gracie ALTON and great-grandfather of Nate DURKACZ. He was predeceased by parents Cecil ALTON and Annie STAPLES, brother Cecil (Sandy) ALTON and sisters Florence PORTER and Ruth BURNSIDE. Donations were made to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation and Annesley United Church Memorial Fund.
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DURKACZ o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-13 published
ALTON, Frederick " Fred" George
In his home town of Markdale, on Wednesday March 12, 2008, Frederick George ALTON of Markdale in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Glenora ALTON (McGEE.) Loving father of Mary Anne ALTON and Andy McKEE of Owen Sound, Glenn and Donna ALTON of Florida and Robert ALTON of Owen Sound. Special grandfather of Jackie BURNS (Anthony DURKACZ,) Sam McKEE and Gracie ALTON. Great-grandfather of Nate DURKACZ. Predeceased by parents Cecil ALTON and Annie STAPLES, brother Cecil (Sandy) ALTON and sisters Florence PORTER and Ruth BURNSIDE. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Friday March 14th from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. South, Markdale on Saturday March 15th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. In appreciation of the support received, the family welcomes donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or Annesley United Church Memorial Fund.

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DURKACZ o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-05 published
RICHARDSON, Robin Maria
Of Wiarton, suddenly at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Monday, June 2nd, 2008. Robin Maria RICHARDSON in her 22nd year. Cherished daughter of Don and Suzy (née McCAW,) of Wiarton. Adored sister of Kayla, at home. Loving girlfriend of Blair COWIE of London. Beloved granddaughter of Doug and Nancy McCAW, and Sheila RICHARDSON (and friend Bill) all of Wiarton, and the late Ray RICHARDSON; and great-granddaughter of Kathleen SMITH, of Wiarton, and Eva SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER, of Hanover. Robin will be forever missed by her aunts and uncles, Bev and Paul BOSWELL, Sandy JONES (Brent,) Neil RICHARDSON and Alecia CRAIG, Sandra LEE and Dick HIBMA, Ted and Tammy McCAW, Vickie and Don SCARLETT, John McCAW, Pam McCAW (Pete QUINLAN,) and Mark McCAW (Mike DURKACZ;) her many cousins and Friends, especially Tara THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Robin was an Honours Business student at Wilfrid Laurier University and employed by BDO Chartered Accountants in Owen Sound. Her love of sports, animals and music was only surpassed by her love of family and Friends. Robin's family invite Friends to join with them at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, June 6th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Robin's life will be conducted from the Sauble Christian Fellowship church, 25 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Pastor David OPPERTSHAUSER officiating. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to Laurier University Charity for Kids, or the Wiarton Hospital would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Robin a Red Maple 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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DURKIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-08 published
HUBERT, Peter
Humble and quietly proud veteran of World War 2 (Royal Canadian Air Force)
Peacefully in the arms of his wife, at the Kingston General Hospital, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer, on Thursday, December 20, 2007. Peter HUBERT, in his 83rd year, beloved husband of Susan (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) for 39 years. Missed by his sisters, Mary PENNER of Waterloo and Wanda TRAUTMAN of Kitchener. Also missed by Sue's family, brother Tom THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Rose) of Barrie, sister Sandra THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Vancouver, sister Margo DURKIN (Doug) of Owen Sound and brother Bill THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Kathleen) of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Also fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their families, as well as his many caring Friends in Bath, Aurora and Owen Sound. Special thanks to Doctor STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Doctor TOMIAK for their continuing compassion. In keeping with Peter's wishes, cremation will be immediate. Friends were received at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard) Kingston, on Thursday, December 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service in celebration of Peter's life was held at Bath United Church, on Friday, December 28, at 11: 00 a.m., with Reverend Arlyse SKIBOUT and Pastor Bill THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (please specify lung cancer research), in Mr. HUBERT's memory. (Donations by cheque only please.)

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DURLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
McKELLAR, Betty Alice (née HILLIKER)
At her home on Friday, April 18, 2008, Betty Alice McKELLAR (nee HILLIKER) of Woodstock in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Russell Lyndon McKELLAR (2005.) Dear mother of Glenn and his wife Anita of Brantford and Carol McCONKEY and her friend Brian of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Orion HILLIKER and his wife Marlene, D'Arcy HILLIKER, all of Woodstock, Gary HILLIKER and his wife Mary Ellen of Paris, and Sharon DURLING of Woodstock and her late husband James, and sister-in-law of Shirley FERRIS and her husband Don of Burford. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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DURNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-12 published
HARPER, John M. " Jack," Q.C., B.A., LL.B.
After a long and full life, Jack died on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Saint Mary's General Hospital. He celebrated his 91st birthday on June 26th. Jack is survived by his beloved wife Mary (JAMIESON,) to whom he was married to for 65 years. He will be lovingly remembered with pride by his children, Jim and his wife Pauline HARPER of Waterloo, Susan and her husband John PALMER of Kitchener and George and his wife Doris HARPER of Waterloo. Jack was a great role model to his grandchildren and will be fondly remembered by them John HARPER and his wife Megan, Cynthia and her husband Derick ROSE, Stephen PALMER, Jill WROBEL, Tania and her husband Alan WILLEMSEN and Tiffany and her husband Ron VAN SOMEREN and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Rev. Betty PUGH and her husband Rev. Bill PUGH of Waterloo. He was predeceased by his parents Grace (MICKLE) and George H. HARPER and sister Helen DURNAN. Jack served his country with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in Canada, The Caribbean, England, France and Holland. He was appointed Honourary Colonel, Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada in 1990. He began his career as a lawyer 1948 when he joined Walter McGibbon to establish the firm of McGibbon and HARPER. Through numerous mergers in his law career, Jack eventually retired from Gowlings as General Counsel December 31, 2007. He was the former President and Director of the Waterloo Insurance Company, former Vice-Chair and Director of The Economical Mutual Insurance Company and a former Director and Chair of the Board of Directors of The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada. He was Past President of the Waterloo Lions Club, K-W Counselling Services, Westmount Golf and Country Club (Honourary Member), Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area and The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. He was a former Chair and member of First United Church, a former member of the Board of Governors of Wilfred Laurier University, was selected as one of the early recipients of the K-W Citizen of the Year Award, named a Paul Harris Fellow and most recently the City of Waterloo named a new library in his honour, the John M. Harper Public Library. Friends are invited to share their memories of Jack with his family at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Sunday, July 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday, July 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate his long and full life will be held at First United Church, King and William Streets in Waterloo on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Rick HAWLEY officiating. Interment will follow in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo, followed by a reception. Condolences for the family or donations to First United Church, Saint Mary's General Hospital Foundation or Grand River Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445. In living memory of Jack, a donation to the Trees for Learning Program will be made by the funeral home.

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DURNFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
HOOVER, Patricia Anne (LANKIN)
At University Hospital, London on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Patricia Anne (LANKIN) HOOVER of Lucan and formerly of Mount Brydges and North Bay in her 69th year. Dear mother of Ben of Mount Brydges and Tim and Kelly of Bayfield. Dear grandmother of Alex. Dear sister of Shirley and Jerry NURSE of Lucan, Bill and Pauline LANKIN of Port Franks, and Glenn LANKIN. Predeceased by a sister Donna LANE. Remembered by her life long friend Marg DURNFORD of London. Cremation. To celebrate Pat's life a gathering will be held at Mr. Haney's Market, 269 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday, July 31st from 2-4 p.m. The family would like to thank University Hospital 4th floor staff, especially Katrina, for the compassionate care Patricia received. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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DURNHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-12 published
Rising star of Canadian stage resisted the lure of Hollywood
Actress who got her start fronting a wartime Rinso Revue road show, and was voted 'Miss Radio,' performed at Toronto's legendary Crest Theatre and starred opposite the likes of Lorne Greene
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Mona O'HEARN was an iconic forties actress who excited audiences and showed great promise on the Canadian stage. Today she is all but forgotten. What's left of her story lies in a single suitcase with a broken clasp.
The suitcase, which recently emerged from storage, holds decades of theatre programs, press clippings, fan letters and publicity shots. It also contains obituaries marking the loss of such Friends as Murray Davis and Mavor Moore, fellow thespians with whom she shared a stage, a script or a sound studio.
The brittle, yellow newsprint, folded long ago by her hands, scattered dust as it was opened. Here's Ms. O'Hearn, circa 1944: "My real ambition is the stage, but I think I'd like radio, if I could get a chance. Meanwhile, I'm plugging at a typewriter, holding down a stenographic job I don't care for." And here's a clipping from a few years later, "Meet Mona O'Hearn… devastating proof that Toronto girls are yum-yum!"
But in her life and career there was often a great divide between simple ambition and "yum-yum." She was a shrewd, intelligent woman and a strong advocate of Canadian theatre. Although tempted by actor Friends Leslie Nielson and Lorne Greene to head south to Hollywood, she opted to remain behind to work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Toronto's Crest Theatre, as well as supporting the fledgling Canadian Actor's Equity Association. "She's enthusiastic in defence of the underdog in matters of social, racial and political ideas," reads another clipping. "One of her pet themes is a National Theatre for Canada."
Mona O'HEARN grew up in Toronto during the thick of the Depression. After her father, Tom O'HEARN, left home early each day to work as a sign painter, Mona practised monologues in front of the hall mirror and gave the rest of her family hell for getting in her way. She was an angry, opinioned young woman during a time when success required social conformity and the right shade of lipstick. She often locked horns with her mother and sassed her siblings, while her father quietly tended homing pigeons in the back yard. "She was always a rebel," reflected her brother, Ray O'HEARN, 60 years later.
Ms. O'HEARN began acting at East York Collegiate Institute on Cosburn Avenue, and in amateur productions. In 1940, after graduating from high school, pressures to get a desk job meant life with a Dictaphone rather than a microphone. But her ambition soon lifted her out of that rut. She took up modelling between secretarial gigs and, times being what they were for beautiful young women, she ended up signing her name on some pretty bizarre contracts, such as posing for steamy 10-cent comic covers with titles such as: "Murder - Straight Ahead" and "Fatally Yours." Another time, due to a shortage of manpower during the Second World War, she glued on a thick white beard and played Santa Claus for the cameras. "This is how Santa is transformed into a pin-up girl," the caption said.
In 1942, she served as emcee and flashed some thigh with the Rinso Revue, a travelling road show sponsored by a detergent manufacturer that billed her as an expert in domestic science. "This-is-the-way-to-wash-your-clothes was a necessary part of her performance," commented a Medicine Hat reporter. "But she made of the work-a-day, soap-and-water part of her 'turn,' a lively adventure." She won the dubious honour of being named by a shipload of sailors as "the girl they'd most like to stand beside the microphone with."
Although unmarried at this point and reputedly a terrible cook, her wifely persona landed more acting jobs in popular Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio dramas, including playing opposite John Drainie in the long-running serial John and Judy. She also starred in Soldier's Wife, Canada's top-rated daytime program. According to one reviewer, she learned to be a "tearful little expert" in such roles. "Just to please the feminine members of the listening audience."
It's also possible that her tears expressed an ache for more serious roles. She later acted in a radio dramatization of Mazo De la Roche's The Building of Jalna, catapulting both herself and the novelist to greater fame. "I expect more of you as an actress," said Ms. De la Roche at the time.
In 1946, Ms. O'HEARN won "Miss Radio," a nationwide popularity contest for Canadian radio artists. She was noted queen of the airwaves during a time when families sat around the voice box or read one of the numerous radio magazines. With this success under her belt, she shifted into more theatre. In 1948, she and Lorne Greene co-starred in Dora Mavor Moore's production of Joan of Lorraine, at the Royal Ontario Museum Theatre, a role earlier made famous on Broadway by Ingrid Bergman.
"Sadly, career pressures took their toll on Ms. O'HEARN around this time," said her friend and colleague, Laddie Dennis. "To alleviate stress, she spent afternoons sipping cocktails at the Celebrity Club on Jarvis Street, conveniently located across from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation building.
It was a habit that soon developed, she added. "[Drinking] was the other half of your life. There was a tension that came with this kind of a career… the first thing you'd think about was 'let's all go have a drink.' "
In 1949, realizing she was an alcoholic, Ms. O'HEARN began sobering up and married Ed PARKER, a journalist from Winnipeg who fell in love with her during an interview for the Montreal Star, and who would later found the Ryerson School of Journalism in Toronto.
Within a year or two, her real life sharply contradicted her acting performances. Far from being a domestic wizard, she found the roles of marriage and motherhood beyond her scope. Within days of the birth of her son, Josh, in 1951, she had a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized for several months.
"Her career diminished after I was born," said Mr. PARKER. " She drank until my birth and then, because she wasn't self-medicating, she started having breakdowns." Mr. PARKER has few good early memories of his mother. His parents split up when he was 2 and he never lived with her. Ms. O'HEARN was diagnosed with a manic-depressive disorder and struggled with the condition for the rest of her life.
Although she was still deeply loved and respected by a score of Friends and colleagues, Ms. O'HEARN continued to create havoc in personal relationships. Ms. Dennis recalled asking her to be maid of honour at her 1949 wedding. Ms. O'HEARN arrived an hour late. "There she was, white-gloved, flowered hat, and late&hellip an example of the unpredictable and charming Mona O'HEARN."
Meanwhile, against all odds, Ms. O'HEARN's career did not fade away altogether. In fact, it prospered during the 1950s and 1960s. She joined up with Mr. Drainie in a 1951 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio drama of W.O. Mitchell's Jake and The Kid, featuring stories set on a Saskatchewan farm. And then, in 1953, she once again co-starred with Lorne Greene at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in The Big Leap, a play about a man who tipped himself over Niagara Falls in a barrel. In 1959, she acted with Martha Henry in Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You at the Crest Theatre, a venue that had marked the beginnings of indigenous commercial theatre in Canada when it opened five years earlier.
One of her most memorable roles was in Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars. Staged by Equity Showcase Theatre at Toronto's historic Arts and Letters Club in 1960, and produced by Ms. O'HEARN, it told the story of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.
On opening night, however, the greatest scene occurred offstage. Ms. O'HEARN's young son watched his mother's performance, but unfortunately nobody had adequately warned him that she would be shot. When he saw blood pool around her body, he became inconsolable. "I was 9 and to me that translated into a real death," recalled Mr. PARKER. "I flipped out."
In the seventies, less work began to come her way. Although she continued to perform in small television roles and on stage as late as 1993, most of her time was spent as a voice and drama instructor.
Meanwhile, she and her son always had a fraught relationship that didn't improve with age. Although Mr. PARKER recognized how she was "sharp as a tack," he knew she poisoned many social environments and cost them both a great deal of grief. Even late in her life, she was tossed out of retirement homes because she was unable to get along with other residents. Mr. PARKER once told her that she had to start treating people nicely.
"I'm a tough businesswoman," she responded. "I can't change just like that."
"Mom," he said. "You are a great actress. Embrace the role!"
In 1996, Ms. O'HEARN moved into Toronto's Performing Arts Lodge in Toronto, a residence that provides residential facilities for senior or disadvantaged people who made their careers on the stage or before the camera. There, she mingled with other actors with whom she had once shared the limelight, and Friendships developed. "She had the ability to call you darlin' - just once - and you'd melt," said a friend.
Mona O'HEARN was born April 18, 1922, in Toronto. She died on March 6, 2008, in Toronto of emphysema. She was 85. She is survived by her son, Josh PARKER; her grandchildren Yvonne, Noah, Tatiana, and Edan; her brothers Roy and Jim O'HEARN; and her sisters Lillian DURNHAN, and Joan LADOCEUR.

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DURNIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-16 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Roxie Colleen (BALL)
With family by her side on Thursday May 15, 2008. Roxie Colleen (BALL) ADAM/ADAMS of Goderich. Beloved wife of Charlie ADAM/ADAMS. Loving mother of Larry ADAM/ADAMS (Janet) of Clinton and Kevin (Kathryn) ADAM/ADAMS of Goderich. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Mitchell, Meagan and Cameron. Predeceased by her sisters Vernice STANBURY, Maxine DURNIN and brother Stanley BALL. Roxie was a member of the Bluewater Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star #280 and a member of North Street United Church Choir and the MacKay Choirsters for many years. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on Monday May 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Ball's Cemetery. Donations to North Street United Church Choir Fund, Children's Aid Society of Huron-Perth or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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DURNIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Roxie Colleen (BALL)
With family by her side on Thursday May 15, 2008. Roxie Colleen (BALL) ADAM/ADAMS of Goderich. Beloved wife of Charlie ADAM/ADAMS. Loving mother of Larry ADAM/ADAMS (Janet) of Clinton and Kevin (Kathryn) ADAM/ADAMS of Goderich. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Mitchell, Meagan and Cameron. Predeceased by her sisters Vernice STANBURY, Maxine DURNIN and brother Stanley BALL. Roxie was a charter member of the former Bluewater Chapter, now Clinton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #280 and a member of North Street United Church Choir and the MacKay Choirsters for many years. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on Monday May 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Ball's Cemetery. Donations to North Street United Church Choir Fund, Children's Aid Society of Huron-Perth or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Order of the Eastern Star memorial service will be held at the funeral home Sunday evening 9: 00 p.m. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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DURNIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
DURNIN, Jim
A dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away June 11, 2005. Forever remembered and sadly missed by Irene, Brian and Jean, Scott and Mark.

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DURNIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
NELSON, Ronald Sr.
It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald NELSON Sr., announce his passing on March 7, 2008 at Thunder Bay Interim Long Term Care, with his family by his side. Ron was born on April 27, 1923 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a young man, he settled in Oshawa and spent his entire working life of 44 years at General Motors of Canada. During the war years he served in the Army as a motorized vehicle driver trainer at Camp Borden. Ron and his wife Jean moved to Thunder Bay in 1998 to be closer to family. Ron and Jean enjoyed their many trips travelling and had particularly special memories of their 17 winters spent in Florida. An outstanding athlete, he enjoyed a remarkable hockey career playing junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals (two Memorial Cup Finals); senior hockey for the Quebec Aces, Sidney Millionaires, Glace Bay Miners, Peoples Credit Jewellers (Toronto Hockey League), Smith Truckmen (Wren Blair's first hockey team) and Orillia Pontiacs (league Most Valuable Player). Ron was also an exceptional fastball player. As the catcher for Oshawa Tony's Senior A team he participated in two world tournaments and was inducted into the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Oshawa 'Colts' Intermediate 'A' fastball team. He also managed to maintain a 185 average for his ten pin bowling team. Later he developed a passion for golf. He enjoyed spending time with his Friends at the Meadowbrook Golf Club near Toronto and more recently at the Fort William County Club in Thunder Bay. Ron was predeceased by his wife Jean and his first wife Gwen, parents Anders and Karoline (Alfred LUNDGREN,) brothers Norman, Hans, sisters Margit, Oselio, niece Doris and nephew Stanley. Ron is survived by his sons Ronald Jr. (Colleen), Dean (Joanne), grandchildren Andrew (Sandra), Kathryn SHEWFELT (John), Trishia CONNORS (Peter) and Tashia DURNIN (Jason), great-grandchildren Bradley, Kaden, Carson and Grace and nieces Ruth, Norma, Betty, Elsie and Annelies and nephew Earl. He will be greatly missed by many other special people in the Oshawa/Toronto area (Gary and Ellie) and here in Thunder Bay, notably Sally (Glen) Hamilton and Brenda Nelson. Everyone who knew Ron commented on the fact that he was always a real gentleman, which is a simple statement that expresses how he lived his life. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Thunder Bay Interim Long Term Care for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice. A memorial service for Ron will be held this spring when family are able to attend. An announcement will be published when the date is established. On line condolences at: www.jenkens-funeral.ca

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DURNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-24 published
WHITELAW, Daniel Sarsfield "Cy"
Peacefully at the Kingsway Retirement Home on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Kaye for 68 years. Loving father of Gary and his wife Linda MOLLENHAUER and Lynn DURNING and her husband Stephen. Cherished Grandpa" Cy" of Kathryn, Mathew, Scott and Lauren. Dear brother of Kevin. Special thanks to Gaitri RAMLINGUM for her continuing Care and Support. Cy led a remarkable life and brightened the lives of all he encountered. Highly decorated Air Force officer, successful businessman, lifelong partner to Kaye, and extraordinary father and grandfather. He never failed to think first of others; his humility and goodness was inspiring. He will be deeply missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere Ave., east of Jane subway, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Condolences can be sent to www.turnerporter.ca.

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DUROCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-20 published
CHARRON, David Albert
Born February 14, 1948, David Albert CHARRON, passed away on June 17, 2008 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Ontario, with his wife by his side. Sadly missed by his wife of 41 years Brenda (PETERS,) formerly of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Loving father of son Michael (Nancy) and daughter Dena (Eric) PARSONS, all of Sarnia. David leaves behind five broken hearts, his grandchildren who brought him so much joy: Kevin, Keenan, Madison, Nicolas and Makayla. David was born in Windsor, Ontario and was the son of Bert and the late Lillian (KESTLE) CHARRON and son-in-law to the late George and Lena PETERS of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Survived by one brother James Wright (Jane) of Windsor, by sisters Linda (Michele-Anne) of Toronto, Julie (Robert) KINDSVATER of Florida, Susan (Tom) WARD of Dorchester, Bonnie (Lance) DUROCHER of Belle River, Jenny (Chuck) GAVIN of Kitchener, and by brothers-in-law Jimmie (Marjorie) PETERS of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Leonard PETERS of Edmonton, Alberta. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to Life Outreach International, his favourite charity. A Celebration of Life Reception will take place for family and Friends on Saturday, June 21, 2008 from 1: 00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the 1250 Wellington Street Community Centre. Parking is available at Bluewater Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, 519-542-5541. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca "Loved ones live on in words they said, in lives they touched, And in the happiness we feel every time We remember them."

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DURRAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-23 published
VINE, Paul Thomas
Died suddenly in his 68th year while "On The Road Again" in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with his much loved wife Maureen LANCASTER at his side. Paul was a big man with a ready laugh, gentle disposition and a huge love of life. He was most happy when sailing his beloved boat, riding his Gold Wing motorcycle or exploring new places in his truck camper. He will be forever missed by his wife Maureen, his sister Carole-Ann DURRAN (Durish,) her husband John, mother-in-law Olive LANCASTER, brother-in-law Ian LANCASTER, his wife Brenda and their children, and nieces Kim SCOTT, Katharine and Karen DURISH. Paul, along with his business partner Jim JEARVIS, ran the very successful London, Ontario business machine company known as Biz-Pro Ltd. Paul had been retired for 2 years and was doing what he loved best, exploring new places when he passed away all too soon. Cremation took place in Las Cruces. A celebration of Paul's life will be held Saturday, May 10, 2008, at 2 p.m. at east London Anglican Ministries, 2060 Dundas Street, East London, Ontario. Reception to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Paul are asked to consider the Salvation Army or Victorian Order of Nurses.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-15 published
DURRANT, Alice
In loving memory of our Mom, Alice who passed away one year ago today, March 15, 2007 She left us quietly, her thoughts unknown But left us a memory we are proud to own So treasure her Lord in your Garden of rest For when on the earth she was the best. We miss you Mom, all our love Frances and family, Colleen and Pauline

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DURRANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-15 published
DURRANT, Alice
In loving memory of our dear mother Alice DURRANT who left us one year ago, March 15, 2007. Her cheerful smile, her heart or gold She was the best this world could hold Never selfish always kind Wonderful memories she left behind. Sadly missed and always in our hearts, Susan, Rick, Crystal, George and family.

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DURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-08 published
DURRANT, Morgan
After a brief illness, on Tuesday March 4th, 2008 at the North York General Hospital, in his 87 year. Beloved husband of Aline for over 33 years. Loving father of Bruce and his wife Susan and Richard and his wife Anita. Cherished grandfather of Graham, Nancy, Mandy, and Traci. Survived by his dear sister Jean THOMAS and brothers Frederick and James. Morgan will be missed and lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews extended family and Friends. Friends may visit at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 o'clock. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Condolences www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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DURST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-29 published
DRURY, Allan Herbert
Innovator, joker, adventurer, pioneer, businessman, loving husband and father, great friend to many. Born June 18, 1940, in Barrie, Ontario Died January 20 in Nelson, British Columbia, of cancer, aged 67.
By Rick DURST, Page L6
There are many words to describe Allan, but the one that sums it up best is adventurer - in mind, body and spirit.
As an adventurous kid hunting through the bush north of Barrie, Ontario, Allan discovered a U-shaped, north-facing valley. He raced home to convince his father, Herb, that the valley would be perfect for a ski hill. His father said no.
Today that valley is Horseshoe Resort, and every snowcat skier should be grateful Allan's father turned him down back then.
Armed with a geology degree, Allan headed west as a young man. He met and married Brenda WEDGE, who shared his passion for skiing. They had two children, Andrea and Rachel.
On one helicopter skiing trip, Allan and Brenda thought up an idea that would eliminate the high cost and susceptibility to weather of using helicopters: transporting skiers on large-tracked vehicles to nearly all areas of terrain. They established themselves in a logging community north of Nelson, British Columbia, and began building their dream in 1975.
Today, hundreds of skiers a year, mostly repeats, take part in this magical experience at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, and snowcat operations have developed around the world.
Allan's passion for all things risky led him to endeavours including paragliding and cliff jumping. He tore or broke many body parts, including his pelvis. But he was never discouraged, and always got "back on the horse" as soon as possible, ready to indulge again.
On the mountain, his mantra was to give skiers the best experience possible, whether it was through a quiet chat on technique or leading them to new levels of attacking the mountain. He would scream, "Wimps go right, I am going left!" as he pushed skiers to face new challenges. Another favourite trick was to send unknowing guides down the mountain first, then take the group down a "better way."
Skiers at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing will always remember Allan's yodelling and cries of joy as he jumped virtually every drop-off and blasted through powder. All the while, Brenda kept her hand on the rudder, guiding the business and restraining many of Allan's wild impulses.
One impulse they shared was to build a small-scale hydro plant to power the lodge, typically ahead of their time.
Because of Allan's and Brenda's wisdom, judgment and joie de vivre, Selkirk Wilderness Skiing has become one of the finest skiing operations in the world.
In his life beyond, we wish Allan endless Rolling Thunders, one of his favourite runs.
Rick DURST is Allan's friend and admirer.

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DURSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-10 published
HARVEY, Pansy Florence Bridget "June" (née CROSS)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 8, 2008 at the Parkwood Hospital, London. Pansy (June) HARVEY formerly of Port Rowan in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late John HARVEY who predeceased her November 12, 1994. Loving mother of Lorraine and husband George BLOOMFIELD of R.R.#1 Nobel, Valerie and husband Tom DURSTON of R.R.#2 Mt. Elgin and Charlene and husband Kim BROWN of R.R.#3 Port Rowan. She is survived by her step-son Wayne MUTCH and wife Kay of R.R.#1 Woodstock and by her sister Shirley and husband Peter MORGAN of Purley, England. She was predeceased by her son Gary, brother Peter, sisters Betty and Eileen. Pansy served in the Royal Air Force during World War 2 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 379, Port Rowan. A past director of the Oxford Dorland Aires. Relatives and Friends may call at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front Street, Port Rowan on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at the Port Rowan Mennonite Brethren Church on Friday April 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Pleasantview Cemetery, Curries. A Legion Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. under the Auspices of Port Rowan Legion Branch #374. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkwood Hospital Veterans Wing or Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

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DURSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
McINTYRE, Mildred (née SWEETZIR)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre- Victoria Hospital on Saturday, July 19, 2008, Mrs. Mildred McINTYRE. Beloved wife of the late Clarence McINTYRE. Dear mother of Edward (1956) and Marian DURSTON and husband George (1989.) Proud grandmother of Guy, Leslie (Brad), Gregg (2004), Lisa and Rob. "G.G." will be greatly missed by her great-grandchildren Amy, Jessica, Jamie, Justine, Shannon, Kevin, Robert, Adam (1998). Lovingly remembered by brother Bruce and wife Noreen, and sister Marion. Predeceased by parents Edward and Clara SWEETZIR, sisters Donalda, Doris, Vernona and brothers Gordon, Nelson, Ross and Ron. Mildred loved her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and considered them her best Friends. Mildred loved her many nieces and nephews. She was a resident of Queens Village and grateful for such loving care. There will be no formal visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (377 Oakland Ave., London) on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 11 o'clock followed by interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Centre.

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