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GUTHRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
FLETCHER, Frances Claire (née BOYCE)
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Friday February 15, 2008, Frances Claire (BOYCE) FLETCHER, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Burlington and Edmonton, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Homer Lightbody FLETCHER (1983.) Dear sister and sister-in-law of Elsinore DIGGORY of Kitchener and her late husband Doctor Thomas DIGGORY and Florence OGDEN of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Robert "Bob" and Beth FLETCHER of Edmonton, Col. John FLETCHER and his wife Rita GUTHRIE of Calgary, Frances-Jane FLETCHER and her husband Don DENOON of London. Loving grandmother of Cameron FLETCHER and partner Lisa SCHINDEL, Janet and Peter GUTHRIE, Katherine FLETCHER, Keith FLETCHER and Jessica FLETCHER, Alexsis and Jodie WELCH, Scott and Melissa DENOON, Shannon and Jan KULHAY and great-grandmother of Annika GUTHRIE, Sharen Ann FLETCHER, Sarrah WELCH, Anna WELCH, Sierra KULHAY, Jessica KULHAY, Jordin DENOON, Adam DENOON and Ashley DENOON. Remembered by her cousins Barbara DALRYMPLE, Jim HUSSER, David HUSSER, Lord Michael BOYCE, Sir Graham BOYCE, Doctor Phillip BOYCE, Olwen (BOYCE) HARRISON and their families. Frances was born in London, Ontario to Herbert and Elsie Louise (FRANCIS) BOYCE, she excelled in sports and academics, graduating with honours in French and German from The University of Western Ontario in 1940. After marrying Homer on her 21st birthday she worked as a war time censor in Ottawa, lived in Chatham, Ontario until moving west to Edmonton in 1951 where she began her career as a high school teacher. Later her family returned to Ontario in 1961 where Frances became the head of Languages department at Aldershot High School in Burlington. In 1985, Frances retired to Grand Bend, Ontario to devote herself to her Friends, family and community. Frances will be remembered for her positive outlook, worldly travels, golf, bridge and love of life but mostly for her inspiration and concern for others. She will be dearly missed. Cremation. The family would like to thank Doctor O'CONNOR, the staff of Exeter Hospital and Lambton Outreach for their care and attention to Frances. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. The Rev. Susan MOORE officiating. If desired, memorial donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, Exeter, or the Grand Bend and Area Community Health Centre would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GUTHRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-12 published
GUTHRIE, Glen
Peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 10, 2008 in his 95th year. Loving husband of Phylis (née PILLSWORTH) for 62 years. Beloved father of Bob (Judi) and John (Camilla). Dear grandfather of Mark, Karen, Tim, Andrea (Steve COOK,) Christopher, Adam, Lucas and Christina and great-grandfather of Avery and Victoria. Loving brother of Mary JOHNSTON and the late Fred GUTHRIE, and brother-in-law of Bill and Sue PILLSWORTH. Glen will be greatly missed by niece Mary Lynne (Paul KNILL) and nephews Ian JOHNSTON (Nancy,) Ross and Derrick GUTHRIE and their families. Glen was a World War 2 Veteran and returned to establish a lifelong family business in the corrugated paper industry in the Toronto area. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Toronto (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2008 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2008. A private family service will be held with cremation to follow. Interment to take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London at a later date. If desired, donations in Glen's memory to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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GUTHRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-18 published
KARFILIS, James " Jim"
Peacefully passed away with dignity aged 81, on February 13, 2008, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. A husband of 61 years to his loving wife, Elsie, Jim was laid to rest in a private family ceremony on February 16th, 2008 at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. In addition to Elsie, family attendees included his son Richard and his wife Karen GUTHRIE and their two sons James and Dylan, who both attend Malvern Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Also in attendance was his daughter Nancy and her husband Bob DAVIS, of New York City and their daughter, Kate, who is attending the University of California-Santa Barbara. His grand_son, Christopher WAHL, his wife Ashley and Jim's first great-grandchild Charlie also attended the graveside ceremony. Jim is also survived by two other daughters, Jane and Peggy, and two other grandchildren, Lucas and Heidi. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Hospital for Sick Children in Jim's name.

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GUTHRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-20 published
FLETCHER, Frances Claire (née BOYCE)
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Friday, February 15, 2008, Frances Claire (BOYCE) FLETCHER, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Burlington and Edmonton, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Homer Lightbody FLETCHER (1983.) Dear sister and sister-in-law of Elsinore DIGGORY of Kitchener and her late husband Doctor Thomas DIGGORY and Florence OGDEN of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Robert 'Bob' and Beth FLETCHER of Edmonton, Col. John FLETCHER and his wife Rita GUTHRIE of Calgary, Frances-Jane FLETCHER and her husband Don DENOON of London. Loving grandmother of Cameron FLETCHER and partner Lisa SCHINDEL, Janet and Peter GUTHRIE, Katherine FLETCHER, Keith FLETCHER and Jessica FLETCHER, Alexsis and Jodie WELCH, Scott and Melissa DENOON, Shannon and Jan KULHAY and great-grandmother of Annika GUTHRIE, Sharen Ann FLETCHER, Sarrah WELCH, Anna WELCH, Sierra KULHAY, Jessica KULHAY, Jordin DENOON, Adam DENOON and Ashley DENOON. Remembered by her cousins Barbara DALRYMPLE, Jim HUSSER, David HUSSER, Lord Michael BOYCE, Sir Graham BOYCE, Doctor Phillip BOYCE, Olwen (BOYCE) HARRISON and their families. Frances was born in London, Ontario, to Herbert and Elsie Louise (FRANCIS) BOYCE, she excelled in sports and academics, graduating with honours in French and German from The University of Western Ontario in 1940. After marrying Homer on her 21st birthday she worked as a wartime censor in Ottawa, lived in Chatham, Ontario, until moving west to Edmonton in 1951 where she began her career as a high school teacher. Later her family returned to Ontario in 1961 where Frances became the head of the languages department at Aldershot High School in Burlington. In 1985, Frances retired to Grand Bend, Ontario, to devote herself to her Friends, family and community. Frances will be remembered for her positive outlook, worldly travels, golf, bridge and love of life but mostly for her inspiration and concern for others. She will be dearly missed. Cremation. The family would like to thank Doctor O'CONNOR, the staff of Exeter Hospital and Lambton Outreach for their care and attention to Frances. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. The Rev. Susan MOORE officiating. If desired, memorial donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, Exeter, or the Grand Bend and Area Community Health Centre would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GUTHRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-17 published
BROWN, Frances Patricia (formerly EVANS, FOWLER, née CAWKER)
Frances passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at her home in Etobicoke, following an illness. A life-long west-ender, Fran met her soul-mate Bob EVANS when she was just sixteen and enjoyed a more than thirty-year honeymoon with him until his untimely death in 1975. Theirs was an example of true love that inspired all who knew them. Fran went on to marry and enhance the lives of James FOWLER (1985) and Norman BROWN (2007) with her special warmth and humour. Fran will be missed by her four children Linda GUTHRIE, Robbie EVANS (Anni), Patti BAKER and Donna HORAN (Peter) and four grandchildren Aleah Louise and Arlan Evans BAKER, David James AUSTIN and Victoria Lea EVANS. Fran is survived by her sister Marion DIETRICH and brothers Frank (Penny) and Ross (Joan) CAWKER and the many relatives of the Cawker and EVANS families, and will be missed by so many, including the Brown family: Dennis, Gregory, Melissa and Allison (MASON.) Dear friends and family, do not doubt that she is once again in the arms of her darling Bobby, in peace and in love. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the healthcare workers from Thornbrook, namely Anna, Elaine, Marybeth, Hannah and Joanne. Thanks also to Joan MacDonald of Senior Management Services and Dr. J. KOZAK. Join us in a celebration of Fran's life at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel (2357 Bloor St. West, off Windermere). Visitation will be on Friday, April 18th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Service to follow Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Fund.

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GUTHRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
GUTHRIE, Glen
Peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 10, 2008 in his 95th year. Loving husband of Phylis (née PILLSWORTH) for 62 years. Beloved father of Bob (Judi) and John (Camilla). Dear grandfather of Mark, Karen, Tim, Andrea (Steve Cook), Christopher, Adam, Lucas and Christina and great-grandfather of Avery and Victoria. Loving brother of Mary JOHNSTON and the late Fred GUTHRIE, and brother-in-law of Bill and Sue PILLSWORTH. Glen will be greatly missed by niece Mary Lynne (Paul KNILL) and nephews Ian JOHNSTON (Nancy,) Ross and Derrick GUTHRIE and their families. Glen was a World War 2 Veteran and returned to establish a lifelong family business in the corrugated paper industry in the Toronto area. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Toronto (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2008 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2008. A private family service will be held with cremation to follow. Interment to take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London at a later date. If desired, donations in Glen's memory to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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GUTHRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-19 published
CAMPBELL, Mona Louise - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In the Estate of Mona Louise CAMPBELL, late of the Township of Puslinch, in the County of Wellington, and of the City of Toronto, Executive, deceased.
Creditors and Others having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned solicitors for the Estate Trustees on or before the 9th day of August, 2008, after which date the assets of the estate will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received at that date.
Hugh GUTHRIE and Bruce ALEXANDER, Estate Trustees, by their solicitors
Hungerford, Guthrie and Berry, Barristers and Solicitors, 59 Woolwich Street, Box 187, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J9
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GUTHRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
CAMPBELL, Mona Louise - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In the Estate of Mona Louise CAMPBELL, late of the Township of Puslinch, in the County of Wellington, and of the City of Toronto, Executive, deceased.
Creditors and Others having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned solicitors for the Estate Trustees on or before the 9th day of August, 2008, after which date the assets of the estate will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received at that date.
Hugh GUTHRIE and Bruce ALEXANDER, Estate Trustees, by their solicitors
Hungerford, Guthrie and Berry, Barristers and Solicitors, 59 Woolwich Street, Box 187, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J9
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GUTIERREZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-24 published
GUTIERREZ, Rebecca
Suddenly while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Monday, March 17, 2008. Daughter of the late Feliciana and Hugo GUTIERREZ, she is survived by her sisters, Rosa DE CASTRO and Leticia CHEN, her brothers Hugo, Cunegundo and Leonidas. Loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews including May Lyn, Sharon, Sue Lyn, Leo Jr. and Raymin. Rebecca was born on February 19, 1936 in Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines. She was a nurse for over 30 years at Sunnybrook Hospital. After retiring from Sunnybrook Hospital, she spent much time travelling the World with family and Friends and being a Sunday School teacher at Fairbank United Church. She was taken before her loving family and many Friends could say goodbye and she will be fondly remembered for her genuine caring for others, energetic personality and good humour. The family gives special thanks to Lyne Benoit, Honorary Consul of Canada and Sally Dowe Marchand, Consular Affairs Bureau for helping to bring Rebecca home. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. A service will be held at 1 o'clock on Wednesday, March 26 in the chapel. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in memory of Rebecca may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1 or Fairbank United Church of Canada, 2750 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M6B 3R4. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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GUTKNECHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-20 published
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was the last of his kind in the Senate
Urbane former colonel in the Canadian Guards took over the job in 1990. At the time, the upper chamber was in the middle of a rancorous and bitter debate over the passage of the Goods and Services Tax bill
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S10
Ottawa -- Jean DORE was playing golf one day when his wife, Marilyn, took a call for him. When he got home, she said a senior bureaucrat from the Prime Minister's Office wanted to see him. "You better get cracking. Ottawa wants you right away!"
Rene GUTKNECHT, the Senate's Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, had resigned suddenly and a replacement was urgently needed. Then-prime minister Brian Mulroney and his government was trying to steer its controversial goods-and-services bill through the Senate and things were going badly. Would Colonel DORE take the job, effective immediately?
An experienced soldier who had loved ceremony ever since he had served with the postwar army's crack ceremonial regiment, the Canadian Guards, didn't need to think about it. He accepted with alacrity and became Canada's 12th Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod since Confederation in 1867.
His first day on the job was October 15, 1990, and, by all accounts, he hit the ground running. Besides handling administration, finance, personnel and the page program, plus learning the Senate's arcane protocol, he spent long hours sitting inside the bar of the chamber when the Senate was in session, keeping an eye on things as members debated the issues of the day.
Reporting directly to Guy Charbonneau, the Speaker of the Senate, Col. DORE was also responsible for the chamber's security. If the Speaker expelled a senator for breaking the rules, Col. DORE would have been obliged to escort the offender from the chamber. As it turned out, he was never called on to do that.
In fact, Col. DORE couldn't have picked a more dramatic time to start his new job. The Senate, which is often ignored, misunderstood and vilified because its members are appointed by the prime minister instead of standing for election, was for once at the centre of things. Its Liberal majority was trying to block the Goods and Services Tax bill, which had caused enormous controversy during its navigation through the Commons.
Debating the bill around the clock for more than a week, Liberal senators used every tactic they could think of to delay its passage. Hour after hour, day after day, Col. DORE did his best to stay alert as the Liberals tried their best to slow the process down.
They wouldn't even let him go home for three days. He managed to shower, but he had to send for clean clothes. Finally, the bill passed, everyone breathed a sigh of relief and things went back to normal. It was a dramatic start for Col. DORE, to say the least. Now one of Parliament's most senior administrators, everything he did would be watched and analyzed.
For the next seven years, Col. DORE, a reserved man who inspired great respect and affection among his colleagues, was a familiar sight to senators, staffers and the public when the chamber was sitting. Dressed in his tailcoat, white tie and gloves and wearing a bicorne hat - a style dating from the 18th century - he led the Speaker's procession to the Senate to open that day's sitting.
Carrying the Black Rod, the brass-mounted ebony staff that symbolized his authority and lent its name to his official title, Col. DORE was an impressive and formidable figure as he marched through the halls of Parliament, followed by the mace bearer, the Speaker, two clerks and three pages. Once the procession reached the bar of the Senate - only senators and floor officers are allowed past it into the chamber - Col. DORE would call out, "Mr. Speaker!" to warn senators to take their seats.
He then sat down and took attendance as the procession continued. After Mr. Speaker reached his chair, positioned in front of the throne - only the Queen or her representative may sit in it - prayers were offered and the business of the day commenced.
First created in 1350 by royal letters - the current title dates from 1522 - Black Rod was originally the personal messenger or attendant to the monarch when he or she went to Parliament, but only in the upper house. After New France was ceded to Britain in 1763, British parliamentary traditions were introduced to Canada. Although provincial legislatures are unicameral, they each employ a Black Rod for ceremonial events.
Richard Greene, who retired as the Senate's deputy clerk in 1999 after 43 years with the Senate, became close Friends with Col. DORE. " His stature and bearing impressed me greatly. I could tell that this was a gentleman of the old school," he said. "He was [also] a very kind man. He helped a lot of employees monetarily in time of crisis. He did [that] quietly and discreetly."
Col. DORE also played a key role in organizing ceremonial, logistics and protocol for the opening of Parliament, state funerals and investitures of governors-general. He also helped welcome foreign heads of state and government on official visits.
Once a year, when the governor-general went to Parliament to read the Speech from the Throne, Col. DORE was in his element as he played a vital constitutional role. After the governor-general was seated on the throne, Col. DORE went to "the other place," as the House of Commons is known, to summon its members to listen to the Queen's representative describe the government's agenda for the forthcoming year.
Wearing his five medals and a sword, he marched to the Commons, whose door was closed to symbolize its independence from the sovereign. After knocking on it firmly three times with the bottom end of the Black Rod - the dents in the wood are evident - the door opened and Col. DORE marched up to the bar of the House. After bowing, he delivered his message: "Mr. Speaker, her Excellency commands this honourable house to attend her immediately in the Senate."
Unfortunately, this dignified message, which carries the force of centuries of history behind it, was not received by members of Parliament with the respect it deserved. In fact, Col. DORE was heckled by dozens of members of Parliament who should have known better. He got his revenge, though, by turning off his hearing aid.
Jean DORE grew up in Montreal during the Depression, the son of an upper-middle-class doctor from Outremont. After attending private school, he matriculated at the University of Montreal. In 1950, he became an officer in the army reserve with Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal.
Two years later, after volunteering for full-time service, he was in Hannover, Germany, with the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion. In 1953, the battalion was renamed the 3rd Battalion, Regiment of Canadian Guards, and Col. DORE spent the next six years honing his ceremonial and infantry skills.
After leaving the army in 1959, he worked for Redpath Sugar Refineries as a manager. He still loved the military, though, and transferred back to the reserves. From 1967-70, he commanded the 6th Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment, based in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec In 1970, he was promoted colonel and given command of District No. 1, which oversaw Montreal's militia units.
In 1997, Col. DORE retired, and with him went the word "gentleman." He was succeeded by Mary McLaren, for whom the job title was altered.
In his retirement, Col. DORE enjoyed golf, sailing and chess. He also spent time with his Friends at the now defunct National Press Club. Comfortable with reporters, politicians and Parliament Hill staffers, he was so highly regarded by club members they considered him their unofficial sergeant-at-arms. Every Remembrance Day, the club hosted veterans and Col. DORE took pleasure in showing them around.
Dave BROWN, a veteran columnist with the Ottawa Citizen, lunched regularly with Col. DORE at the press club. "When [he] walked into a room, even strangers knew they were in the presence of a gentleman and an officer. Many a soggy reporter tried to pry a secret or hard opinion out of the man, but they only got reserved good humour," said Mr. BROWN. "[His] quiet dignity allowed him to cross the line between the formality of his parliamentary post, and the sometimes rowdy atmosphere of the club."
No matter how hard people tried, they never succeeded in getting Col. DORE to overcome his innate courtesy. One night at the press club Senator Heath MacQuarrie ordered Col. DORE to call him by his Christian name, Mr. BROWN recalled. Col. DORE was agreeable - with a twist. "Okay, Senator Heath!"
Joseph Albert Jean Real DORE was born on April 5, 1928, in Montreal, Quebec He died in Ottawa on December 17, 2007. He was 79. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn. He also leaves brothers Hubert and Jacques, and sister Cecile.

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GUTOWSKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
GUTOWSKI, Peter
With dignity and grace, at home with family, March 31, 2008, in Toronto, Ontario Beloved husband of Peggy (née PEIRCE) for 47 years, father of Michele (George RADZISZEWSKI,) pre-deceased by his brother Marek, his mother Sophie and his father General Michael GUTOWSKI. Sadly missed by his uncle Spyszek GUTOWSKI, cousin Asia GUTOWSKA- NORMAN and son Alexander, cousin Jan GUTOWSKI and wife Maria, sister-in-law Donna Mae CLAPP, nieces Wendy and Laurie and their children Katelyn, Cameron, Brodie and Benton, and his many colleagues and Friends in aviation. Peter was born in Leszno, Poland, November 17, 1935. He was foremost an aviator. He became interested in piloting as a teenager and took his training at Toronto Island Airport. He was hired by Trans-Canada Airlines, now Air Canada, in October, 1957 as a co-pilot and was promoted to captain in July, 1967 at age 31. Widely known as a superb pilot, Pete GUTOWSKI was a master of smoothness and precision in flying. As a hobby Pete flew with Warplane Heritage of Hamilton, Ontario, a society dedicated to maintaining World War 2 airplanes in flying condition. Peter flew as a commercial pilot to the mandatory retirement age of 60. His love of flying then too him to business aviation and he flew a corporate jet for another eleven years, until stricken with cancer. In all, he piloted for 53 accident-free years. He passionately loved the art, and his fellow professionals. Funeral service will be at Saint_Jerome's Parish Roman Catholic Church, 8530 Chinguacousy Road, Brampton, Ontario, on Monday, April 7, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at Lionhead Golf and Country Club, 8528 Mississauga Road, Brampton, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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GUTOWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Harry Leslie Charles
At his residence, on Friday, April 25th, 2008. Harry Leslie Charles WHITE/WHYTE of Rodney in his 55th year. Predeceased by his wife Deborah (97) and lovingly remembered by his wife Deb. Dear son of Janet BOWLES of Ailsa Craig and the late George WHITE/WHYTE. Harry will be sadly missed by his children Deb (Frank) of Leamington, Adam (Sandi) of Rodney, Justin (Anne) of Rodney and Shane (Melanie) of London and step daughter Tammy (Travis) MURRAY. Loving grandfather of Ashley, Felicia, Jessica, Brandon, Drew, Sabrina, Cody, Tenisha, Katelyn, Jade and Skyla. Brother of Margaret (2005) and Albert SCHACHOW, Wilson and Diane, Tammy and Doug BONNETT, Teddy, Terry and Bill CREECH and Tony and Tammy. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Harry was past president of Rodney Legion, an autobody man in Rodney for many years and more recently the owner of Gigi's Variety and Bowl. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Monday, April 28th, 2008 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Father W. GUTOWSKI officiating. Interment Rodney cemetery at a later date. Rodney Legion, Branch #525 will conduct a memorial service on Monday evening at 6 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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GUTOWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-14 published
RIVEST, Norbert Cyrille
At Extendicare, Port Stanley on Saturday, July 12th, 2008. Norbert Cyrille RIVEST of West Lorne in his 82nd year. son of the late Alfred and Florina (DESMARAIS.) Loving husband of nearly 55 years of Florence (ROSE.) Dear father of Leonard RIVEST, Karen DEGRAW (Brian) and Donna RIVEST- KRITER. Loving grandpa of Mallory, Marsha, Sonya, Preston, Tiffany and Julie. Brother of Agnes BENETEAU (late Lawrence,) late Laurent (Lucille,) Hedwidge WILKINSON (late Gord,) late Leon (Eylla,) late Paul (Ruth,) Suzanne SEGUIN (Jean Paul), Rosalie GAGNÉ (Ben), Wilfred (Madeleine)(late Carol), Louis (Annette), Elise TUFFIN (Ken), Gerald (Jacqueline), Eleonore ANDERSON (Jack) and Claude (Carol.) Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Special thank you to Doctor John HOFHUIS and all staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley for their kind and considerate care over the past three years. Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel, 202 Main St. on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be offered at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary's Church, West Lorne. Father Wes GUTOWSKI celebrant. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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GUTOWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
RIVEST, Norbert
We would like to extend our gratitude to our many Friends and relatives who comforted us during our time of loss. Thank you to everyone for the cards, flowers, food and special donations. A special thank you to the Personal Support Workers, nurses and all the staff at Extendicare/Port Stanley and Doctor J. HOFHUIS for their excellent care and kindness to Norbert during his stay with them. Thank you to Fr. Wes GUTOWSKI and the Knights of Columbus, Council 6495, for their service at the visitation and at the funeral mass. An extra thank you to Nicola, Preston and Marsha for their special musical talents which made the day very special for everyone. Thank you to the ladies of Saint Mary's Parish for the lovely lunch. Many thanks to Bill DENNING and his staff at Padfield Funeral Home for all their assistance. The Rivest Family

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GUTOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
GUTOWSKI, Peter
With dignity and grace, at home with family, March 31, 2008, in Toronto, Ontario Beloved husband of Peggy (née PEIRCE) for 47 years, father of Michele (George RADZISZEWSKI,) pre-deceased by his brother Marek, his mother Sophie and his father General Michael GUTOWSKI. Sadly missed by his uncle Spyszek GUTOWSKI, cousin Asia GUTOWSKA- NORMAN and son Alexander, cousin Jan GUTOWSKI and wife Maria, sister-in-law Donna Mae CLAPP, nieces Wendy and Laurie and their children Katelyn, Cameron, Brodie and Benton, and his many colleagues and Friends in aviation. Peter was born in Leszno, Poland, November 17, 1935. He was foremost an aviator. He became interested in piloting as a teenager and took his training at Toronto Island Airport. He was hired by Trans-Canada Airlines, now Air Canada, in October, 1957 as a co-pilot and was promoted to captain in July, 1967 at age 31. Widely known as a superb pilot, Pete GUTOWSKI was a master of smoothness and precision in flying. As a hobby Pete flew with Warplane Heritage of Hamilton, Ontario, a society dedicated to maintaining World War 2 airplanes in flying condition. Peter flew as a commercial pilot to the mandatory retirement age of 60. His love of flying then too him to business aviation and he flew a corporate jet for another eleven years, until stricken with cancer. In all, he piloted for 53 accident-free years. He passionately loved the art, and his fellow professionals. Funeral service will be at Saint_Jerome's Parish Roman Catholic Church, 8530 Chinguacousy Road, Brampton, Ontario, on Monday, April 7, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at Lionhead Golf and Country Club, 8528 Mississauga Road, Brampton, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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GUTOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-09 published
Air Canada skipper moonlighted as chief pilot of warplane museum
Fascinated by aviation even as a small boy, he paid for his own flight training until he was qualified to join an airline. 'Pilots like him come along two or three times in a generation'
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- Peter GUTOWSKI was a pilot all his adult life. He flew everything from a Boeing 747 jumbo jet to a Corsair, a powerful single-engine fighter from the Second World War. Although too young to have flown against the Axis, he performed in hundreds of air shows as chief pilot for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton.
Indeed, his life was shaped by the war. Born in Poland in 1935, his father [Michal Mieczyslaw Wojciech GUTOWSKI] was an army officer who managed to escape the massacre of the Polish officer corps by the Soviets in the Katyn Forest in 1940.
Peter, along with his brother Marek and his mother Sophie, left their family home and spent the war in Krakow. His father made his way to Britain, where he joined remnants of Polish forces. Four years later, he landed in Normandy with the 1st Polish Armoured Division just after D-Day. By the time Germany surrendered in May of 1945, he was a lieutenant-colonel commanding the 2nd Polish Armoured Regiment.
With the war in Europe over, Peter, Marek and their mother Sophie made their way first to Czechoslovakia, then Hungary, before finally meeting up with Col. GUTOWSKI in Germany.
The family moved first to England, then to Canada in 1948. Col. GUTOWSKI, a cavalry officer who won a silver medal in the 1936 Olympics, had been invited to train the Canadian army equestrian team. After that was disbanded, he spent many years instructing at the Caledon Riding and Hunt Club near Toronto. He also trained the Canadian Olympic team from 1948 to 1955.
Apart from his father, there was another war hero in Peter GUTOWSKI's life. His uncle Zbyszek GUTOWSKI, who still lives in Montreal, was a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force during the war. He was captured and sent to Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war camp that became famous in March, 1944, for the Great Escape, a bid to flee by dozens of prisoners. Although he never escaped, Uncle Zbyszek's tales of flying likely convinced young Peter GUTOWSKI to take up aviation. Even as a small boy, he was in love with the notion of flight; he filled his school notebooks with doodles of aircraft.
Peter GUTOWSKI spent his teenaged years on the outskirts of Toronto. He graduated from a high school in suburban Richmond Hill and then worked as an installer for Bell Canada. For a time, he shared an apartment with a young German immigrant whose father had been a pilot in the Luftwaffe. The two men became lifelong Friends.
While working for Bell, Mr. GUTOWSKI put himself through flight training at Toronto Island Airport. He got his private licence at 19 and started accumulating hours and qualifications required for a commercial licence. His first job in aviation was as a co-pilot with Trans-Canada Airlines, as Air Canada was then called, when he was 21.
"It was October of 1957 [and] we were in the last class to train on the DC-3," said Jack DESMARAIS, a fellow pilot at Air Canada. "And he finished on the 747-400 in 1995."
At Trans-Canada Airlines, he was so devoted to his job that when he proposed to his wife, Peggy, in 1960, she remembered him warning that flying was very important in his life.
"He told me 'You'll always come second to my flying,' " she laughed. "All that really meant was that if there was a phone call during dinner that had to do with flying, we would have to wait until he came back."
In 1967, the year he turned 31, Mr. GUTOWSKI was promoted to captain. Although his regular job was as a senior pilot for Air Canada, he loved flying so much that he decided to join the volunteers at the Warplane Heritage Museum. The group restores and flies such famous Second World War aircraft as the Lancaster bomber, the Mitchell B-25 and the Spitfire.
George STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, one of the first members of the group, remembers when Mr. GUTOWSKI approached the other pilots. "He was immaculately dressed in clean white running shoes, a leather jacket and gloves. He came up and said he'd like to fly the Chipmunk [a small trainer] and said he'd be pleased to pay for its operating costs."
Within a few years, he was the chief pilot. The others respected his skill. His training as a commercial pilot meant he insisted the pilots flying the old warplanes be prepared for any eventualities and avoid taking chances that might endanger their lives.
"He believed in showing off the airplane, not the pilot. In his Corsair, he would fly low and fast over the field but never do aerobatics," Mr. STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said. "His concern for safety probably saved a lot of our lives."
In more than three decades of flying, Canadian Warplane Heritage has lost only one pilot, Alan NESS - one of the founders of the group - who crashed a Fairey Firefly at the Canadian National Exhibition Air show in 1977. Peter GUTOWSKI was in the air at the time in a B-25.
"We saw the plane go in and for five minutes, I didn't know whether or not it was Peter," said Peggy GUTOWSKI. "We were discussing just last month how, over the years, 32 of his Friends had died in air shows."
His family travelled to many shows, and his wife went up with him in more than one of his "war birds," as the pilots call their vintage aircraft. The air shows were usually in Hamilton or Toronto but could be as far afield as Texas or the Rickenbacker Airfield in Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. GUTOWSKI's mainstay at the air shows was the Chance Vought Corsair, a carrier-launched fighter capable of speeds in excess of 700 kilometres an hour. Although U.S.-built, it was also used extensively by the Royal Navy. One of them was flown by Canadian lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray in the closing days of the war. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for an heroic attack on a Japanese destroyer, and the museum chose to name its Corsair after him. Although a favourite with the crowds, it was sold several years ago to an American collector for about $1-million.
After 38 years at Air Canada, Mr. GUTOWSKI was forced to retire at 60. He immediately landed a job flying a Cessna Citation, a small jet, for Roblin Enterprises. "Peter was so keen to fly. As soon as you called him, he'd answer, 'Where am I going?' If you needed him, he was always available," said Micheline BOCOCK, the dispatcher whose husband owned Roblin Enterprises.
Mr. GUTOWSKI flew corporate jets all over North America for 11 years. One of the principal customers was Magna, the maker of auto parts based in Aurora, Ontario
He retired after he was diagnosed with cancer, but continued to fly for the Warplane Heritage Museum, and took to the skies last fall while his disease was in remission.
In 53 years of flying, he logged 30,000 hours in the air. That's 1,250 days - nearly 3½ years. In that time, he flew eight different types of aircraft for Trans-Canada Airlines and Air Canada: Douglas DC-3 Viscount; Vanguard; DC-8; DC-9; Boeing 727; 767 and two types of 747. At air shows, he flew the Chipmunk, Tiger Moth, Anson, Harvard, Corsair, B-25 and Invader.
All this without an accident, although he did experience what pilots call "incidents."
"He had some emergencies - who hasn't? Even when he had problems, he always managed to get it down," Mr. DESMARAIS said. "Pilots like him come along two or three times in a generation. He was a natural. You either have it or you don't, and he had it."
Peter GUTOWSKI was born November 17, 1935, in Leszno, Poland. He died of cancer at home in Toronto on March 31, 2008. He was 72. He is survived by wife Peggy and daughter Michele.

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GUTTERIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-31 published
SEAGRAM, Charles Joseph, Q.C.
Barrie, Ontario
(May 20, 1918-January 29, 2008)
Charlie died peacefully at Grove Park Home on Tuesday January 29, 2008 in his 90th year. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce (née LITTLE) 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild: David (Martha) and their children Tina and Phillip of Cincinnati Jim (Carol) and their children Jason, Kathleen, Naomi (Brian) and baby Kristina, and Sarah of Stayner; Kathy (Jamie SMITH) and their children Leona, William, Julia and Grace of Alliston and Becky (John GUTTERIDGE) and their children Katie-Ann and Rebecca of London. Charlie is the brother of Adine HUSSEY of Toronto and the late Leona CLARK of Victoria. He is the brother-in-law of Doctor Bill LITTLE (Margaret) of Vankoughnet. Charlie was born in Orillia, Ontario in 1918 and moved to Barrie in 1919. At the age of 11 he attended Trinity College School, Port Hope where for the next 7 years he excelled in both athletics (he was a football, cricket, squash and tennis champion) and academics. Crowning his career at Trinity College School he won the All Round Athletic Honours in addition to winning the All Round Top Academic Student Award in 2 consecutive years. Charlie made Friendships at Trinity College School which have lasted a lifetime and which followed him through his army and war experiences, law school and later his law practice. Charlie graduated from University of Toronto in 1939 and Osgoode Hall in 1942. In 1943 he went overseas as a member of the 48th Highlanders and Infantry Regiment as a First Lieutenant. He saw active service in Italy and Continental Europe between January 1944 and September 1945. Following the war, Charlie joined the Barrie law firm of Boys and Boys in 1947 and with Ozzie ROWE, bought the firm in 1949, changing the name to Boys, Seagram and Rowe. 1949 also marked the biggest merger of Charlie's life, marrying Joyce LITTLE, daughter of the late Doctor Bill and Kitty LITTLE. Charlie's active and generous life included a 7 year term as a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, President of the Simcoe County Law Association, a Director of Sterling Trust, Warden and Sidesman of Trinity Anglican Church, a Director of the Barrie Golf and Country Club and member of the Scottish Country Dancers. His love of sports continued throughout his life as he remained active in golf and curling. But the sport for which Charlie will be most remembered is tennis, playing and talking a mean game into his early 80's. When he didn't have a tennis racquet in his hand, he would have a chain saw, garden trowel or a rake, as he loved working outdoors at the house, cottage or bush lot. Always the life of the party, Charlie's wit and humour endeared him to all. He was a loving husband, caring father and friend, and will be deeply missed. We give thanks for the life of this extraordinary dear man. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie on Friday from 2: 30-5:30 p.m.. The Funeral Service will held at Trinity Anglican Church, 24 Collier Street, Barrie on Saturday February 2, 2008 at 11 a.m. Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation in memory of Charlie to Grove Park Home, Trinity Anglican Church, Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, or Trinity College School Scholarship Fund, Port Hope.
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