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HIBBERD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-03 published
JUDGE, Shirley Ann (née HIBBERD)
Social worker, feminist, professor, partner, lover of books, gardens and road trips. Born September 22, 1938, in Surrey, England. Died February 4 in Ottawa of colon cancer, aged 69.
By Helen LEVINE and Donna JOHNSON, Page L6
In many ways, Shirley JUDGE came at the world in an old-fashioned British way. She was independent, courageous and outspoken, but had a certain personal reserve.
Born Shirley Ann HIBBERD, she was the responsible eldest of four girls raised in wartime England. Her earliest memories were of food rations, victory gardens, billeted Canadian soldiers and hiding in the "bomb shelter" under the stairs when air-raid sirens sounded.
A top-flight high-school student who dreamed of studying history at Oxford, Shirley was streamed into social work at the University of Bristol, a course of study "befitting a woman." Her first job was in a mining community. By age 23 she was co-ordinating adoptions for an entire county.
Shirley married in 1963, immigrating with her husband to Ottawa, where she worked in child welfare at the Children's Aid Society. The marriage ended after seven years. Shirley formed an enduring bond with Henry HOMONICK.
She became a highly respected psychiatric social worker at Ottawa's Queensway Carleton Hospital. When the head of her department died suddenly and a less-qualified male colleague was appointed as interim director, Shirley resigned in protest.
She joined the faculty of Carleton University's school of social work, teaching and organizing the graduate field placement program. The school's structural feminist approach fit with her convictions about social justice and women's equality. On the side she ran a small counselling practice and acted on the boards of various women's organizations.
Shirley had a lifelong love of learning. She earned a pilot's licence, was an expert gardener, took courses in retirement, belonged to a book club, and travelled. She was a member of a feminist "envisioning" group - nine women who met regularly for potluck suppers and discussions both personal and political.
She met her terminal diagnosis with true British grit and humour. She wanted full information and choices, including the option to die with dignity. In the end she fought to stay alive, for in spite of chemo, pain and loss of energy, Shirley found riches and meaning in the last year of her life. Dying was a kind of intense road trip in a foreign land, and she lived it fully, opening up about her fears, joys and hopes in a way she had never done before.
Her final project was audiotaping her experience of dying for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. At meetings, at parties, at chemo sessions or alone in the middle of a sleepless night, the tape recorder came out. Shirley loved having a project that challenged her and gave a sense of purpose to her dying.
Helen LEVINE and Donna JOHNSON are Shirley's Friends.

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HIBBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-24 published
DAY, Dorothy (née FRALICK)
Peacefully, on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at McCall Continuing Care Centre. Dorothy DAY (née FRALICK), beloved wife of the late Raymond DAY. Loving mother of Elaine (the late Peter MILLER) of Melbourne, Australia and Dianne (Jim WILSON) of Florida and Muskoka. Much loved grandmother of Greg MILLER, Anthony MILLER and Karen MILFULL (John.) Cherished great-grandmother of Tegan MILLER. Forever remembered by sisters-in-law Irene HIBBINS, Rose CLARKE, Lorraine O'DONOGHUE and the late Pearl CLARKE, and her many Friends whose lives she touched. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere, east of Jane subway) on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Chapel Service to be held at 3: 00 pm. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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HIBBITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-11 published
HIBBITT, Maggie " Peggy"
January 9th, 2008 in Ottawa. Loved by her son Laird (Donna) and granddaughters Jenna and Tory.

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HIBMA 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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