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"HOE" 2008 Obituary


HOEFLOK 2008-04-22 published
MacINTOSH, Grace Jessie
Native of Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, daughter of Austen and Marie MURRAY, died at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, London, in her 89th year, on Saturday, April 19, 2008. Married for 62 years, she leaves her beloved husband Alvin "Al" brothers Harry (Betty WHITLEY,) Austen and Ian; children Ron (Zeny GERONIMO,) and Reverend Rob (Carroll TOMEN;) ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and Friends. Predeceased by her daughter Lynn Margaret HOEFLOK (1992) and her sister Anna Marie PAYNE (2007.) After completing High School, Grace applied for and was offered at position with the Federal Income Tax Department in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which she held until a few years after her marriage. In 1951 Grace and Al with infant son Ron, moved to Toronto where Al joined the firm of Lawson and Jones Limited. They lived in Toronto for 20 years, when Al was transferred to head Office of the Company in London, Ontario. After Al's retirement in 1982, they continued to live in London to the present time. Grace and Al have been active members of First-St. Andrew's United Church, London since their arrival in the city. Grace was a choir member for some 20 years. She has been a member of the United Church Women (was recently awarded a Life Membership pin). She was a charter member of the Brush and Pallet Club, and has produced dozens of oil and water-colour paintings. Grace's other hobbies included: her flower garden, outside in season, and a comprehensive display all year around in eight rooms of her home. Over a dozen outside bird-feeding stations, many used all year around. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The celebration of Grace's life will be held on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at First-St. Andrews United Church, 350 Queens Avenue (at Waterloo). Inurnment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the First-St. Andrews United Church - Capital Project Fund or the London Regional Cancer Program. Online condolences accepted at

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HOEGG 2008-01-27 published
Geography teacher gave kids the world
By Daniela SIMUNAC, Sun Media, Sun., January 27, 2008
Barry GORBOULD was the kind of high school geography teacher whose lessons extended beyond the classroom and literally into the far reaches of Europe.
On several overseas class trips, he exposed his students to foods, languages and customs they wouldn't find in Woodstock.
He and his wife, Diana, also a geography teacher, would assign students to ask local people simple questions using their limited knowledge of the foreign language and they would praise the students for getting answers.
That was just like GORBOULD -- always trying to prove to students they had it in them all along, his daughter, Alison GORBOULD, said from her home in Toronto.
"He always connected with the underdog," she said.
Born in 1942, GORBOULD began teaching after he immigrated to Canada in 1967 and he taught at three Woodstock high schools.
Prior to the move, GORBOULD studied at the University of Bristol in England, where he met his wife, and the couple spent a year in Kenya surveying land.
However, it was teaching that meant the most to him.
An avid globetrotter, GORBOULD and his wife took their children to Europe nearly every summer.
At home, GORBOULD was a skilled builder who created canoes, doll houses and nearly half the family's furniture.
When his son, Paul, once asked for a secret room, GORBOULD sought the original plans to the home and built a door to a crawl space behind the boy's room.
"We believed he could build anything," Alison GORBOULD said.
Suddenly in 1980, GORBOULD began to suffer seizures. He learned he had a brain tumour, but continued to teach and was open with his students about his illness.
One of his students, who had epilepsy, later thanked him for his honesty because he was embarrassed to admit that he, too, had an illness.
GORBOULD died on December 19, at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife, two children and two granddaughters.
He was remembered by one student as "brave" for taking his students across the ocean.
"Many people never leave their hometown or home province," wrote Janet (HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON) HOEGG on a tribute website to GORBOULD. "I have not been without a passport since that trip."

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HOELKE 2008-05-17 published
McCORMICK, Amanda Char (née BRECKON)
Known for her boundless love, generosity and her beautiful smile, Amanda was and still is the silver thread that weaves throughout and holds together the colorful tapestry of our extended family. We extend sincere thanks to family, Friends, neighbors and colleagues for their love and support during the recent and sudden passing of Amanda, our Darling daughter, adoring wife, sister, auntie, cousin, godmother and good friend. We thank all those who traveled from afar to be with us during this time. To everyone that prepared food, called or sent letters and cards of comfort, sent flowers, pledged masses or made donations to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and who shared their memories with us at the visitations, funeral and in our homes, thank you so much. Special thanks to Valley Funeral Home for their compassionate and attentive care and availing their premises so we could express our devotion to Amanda in a very personal way. To the Catholic Women's League for their kind words and prayers at Amanda's visitation and for the lunch following the service, Pat HOELKE for the touching music and to Father BRENNAN of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for his spiritual support and guidance. May we all continue to celebrate Amanda's life through kind and thoughtful words and actions. Amanda's Family.

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HOEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-14 published
WRIGHT, Margaret Alexina (COSTER)
1923 to 2008 peacefully of Alzheimer's complications in Kingston, Ontario. Marg is survived by her husband Ed (T.E.) WRIGHT, sons Tom and Jim WRIGHT, daughters-in-law Kathleen and Penny, and grandchildren Jeff, Katie and Jennifer WRIGHT. Predeceased by her sisters Lenore FORDYCE and Winnifred HOEY. Arrangements entrusted to the James Reid Funeral Home (1900 John Counter Blvd.)

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