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HUMANA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-14 published
WHITCOMBE, Leila May
Peacefully at Copernicus Lodge, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the age of 93. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Reverend W.S. WHITCOMBE, and infant son John. Proud mother of Margaret PROCTER, Beth MILLS, Mark and Philip WHITCOMBE; mother-in-law of Bob MILLS, Cathy WHITCOMBE and Myriam PAREDES- BLAISE. Loving grandmother of Alison and Ken SILLS; Andrea PROCTER and Jamie SKIDMORE; Jessica, Tom and Will MILLS; Anne and Dan BLAYNEY, and Gillian WHITCOMBE; Evan and Gabriel CAMERON, and Felipe and Melissa HUMANA- PAREDES. Doting great-grandmother of Laine and Paige SILLS and Leila PROCTER. Lovingly remembered by her extended family and Friends. Former Co-ordinator of Reading with the East York Board of Education. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Turner and Porter Chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. Private family interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations to Alzheimer Society or Canadian National Institute for the Blind. "And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

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HUMANA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
WHITCOMBE, Leila May
Peacefully at Copernicus Lodge, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at the age of 93. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Reverend W.S. WHITCOMBE, and infant son John. Proud mother of Margaret PROCTER, Beth MILLS, Mark and Philip WHITCOMBE; mother-in-law of Bob MILLS, Cathy WHITCOMBE and Myriam PAREDES- BLAISE. Loving grandmother of Alison and Ken SILLS; Andrea PROCTER and Jamie SKIDMORE; Jessica, Tom and Will MILLS; Anne and Dan BLAYNEY, and Gillian WHITCOMBE Evan and Gabriel CAMERON, and Felipe and Melissa HUMANA- PAREDES. Doting great-grandmother of Laine and Paige SILLS and Leila PROCTER. Lovingly remembered by her extended family and Friends. Former Co-ordinator of Reading with the East York Board of Education. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park), on Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Turner and Porter Chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. Private family interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian National Institute for the Blind. "And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

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HUMBY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-06 published
RICE, Pauline Ethel
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Thursday, June 5th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hosptial, in her 79th year. Dearly loved mother of Donalda (Peter) LAYTE of Kitchener, David (Cindy) RICE of Calgary, Alberta and Mark RICE (Tracey REEVES) of Port Stanley. Much loved grandmother of Jodi (Greg) GRAWUNDER and Jynnifer (Kirk) GIBSON and great-grandmother of Eric, Brendon and Alexis RICE. Predeceased by her special friend Ron HUMBY. She was the last of her family. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and special Friends. Pauline was born in Iroquois Falls on February 13, 1930. A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home on Saturday morning. No public visitation. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A very special thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers of the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Intensive Care Unit for their exceptional care.

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HUME o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
HUME, Pearl Anne (PATON) and Thomas Edward
In memory of our dear parents, Pearl Anne HUME (PATON,) who passed away March 4, 1999 and Thomas Edward HUME who passed away March 7, Gone are the faces we loved so dear
Silent are the laughs we loved to hear
Time rolls on, memories stay
As near and dear as yesterday.
There will always be heartache
And often silent tears
But forever wonderful memories
Of the days when you both were here.
- All Our Love Always, John, Ken, Don, Linda (MOORE) and Bill HUME and Families.
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HUME o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-09 published
SHERMAN, Sophie
On Friday February 8, 2008 at her residence. Sophie SHERMAN wife of the late Sam. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Nancy, and Goldie SHERMAN and Juan HUME. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Sylvia and Ben MARKS, George and Suzie SILVERMAN, the late Al SILVERMAN, Leonard and late Reva BROOKS, late Bunny and Freda SILVERMAN, and Bev and the late David SILVERMAN. Devoted grandmother of David MONGE- SHERMAN, and Samantha MONGE- SHERMAN. A graveside service will be held at the Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery on Sunday February 10th at 10: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association 1-800-505-5525 or www.diabetes.ca or Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333 or www.cancer.ca

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HUMES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-26 published
COULTER, Louis
June 25, 2008 With profound sadness, the family announces the peaceful passing of Louis COULTER in his eighty-seventh year. Louis, (formerly of Montreal) was predeceased by his beloved wife of fifty-two years; Thelma (KASTNER) in 1994 and his treasured elder daughter Valerie (BROOKS) in 2007. He is survived by his daughter Karen and sonin-law Anthony YOUNG, his two grand_sons Richard (Brandy HUMES) and James Coulter BROOKS and their father, Gordon BROOKS. Louis was the greatly beloved patriarch of our family. We deeply loved and respected him, learned from him and laughed with him. Louis embodied an eternal youthful enthusiasm and a deprecating, irreverent sense of humour for which he will always be loved and remembered. Very special thanks to the warm and compassionate staff of the third floor Reminiscence Centre at Thorne Mill on Steeles Retirement Residence. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be most appreciated. A graveside burial will take place in Montreal at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, 5015 rue de la Savanne, Gate #1, Farband #4 at 1: 00 p.m., June 26, 2008.

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HUMPHREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
COLLINS, Norma Pearl (née KINSMAN)
Peacefully at home on Thursday, March 6th, 2008. Norma Pearl COLLINS of London in her 69th year. Beloved friend of Ted COLLINS and dear mother of Deb and Pork CLARK and Lorie COLLINS (Randy WARD) of London. Grandmother of Greg CLARK, Michelle REX, Steven and Melanie MERO of Winthrop, and Samantha WARD. Great-grandmother of Hailey and Caitlin. Also survived by her sisters Muriel HUMPHREY and Myrna and her husband Evan MORGAN of Strathroy. Norma is also survived by sisters-in-law Connie KINSMAN of North Ekfrid, Diane KINSMAN of Forest, Lynda KINSMAN and brother-in-law Bill McMURPHY of Komoka. Also many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Neil (1979) and Eva (KELLESTINE) KINSMAN (2000) and brothers Orley (1977), Ralph (2007), Robert (1989), Gary (2007,) John (2007,) sisters Velma WELLS (2006,) Evelyn McMURPHY (2006,) Helen RIDDLE (1987.) Also predeceased by brothers-in-law Earl HUMPHREYS (1989,) Frank WELLS (2000) and sisters-in-law Lyma (McNeill) KINSMAN (1997.) Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Sunday, March 9th from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from the funeral home on Monday, March 10th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment Longwood Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Norma.

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HUMPHREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
WILLIAMS, Audrey June
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital with her family by her side, on Sunday, April 6, 2008 Audrey June WILLIAMS of London in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Glenn WILLIAMS (2001.) Loving mother of Dianne and Keith ALLEN of Goderich, Donna and Larry HUMPHREY of Sault Ste. Marie, Judy and the late Andy SOLTYS of London, Vicki and Jeremy BROWNE of Belmont and Robert Glenn WILLIAMS of London. Proud grandmother of Jason and Janaine RAKE, Aaron RAKE and Krista ARIESEN, Mandy and Jeff HARLOFF, Teresa and Sheila HUMPHREY, Lee SOLTYS and Matthew BROWNE and great-grandmother of Kierra, Kailyn, Ashton Glenn, Jodi and Lauren. Dear sister of Bette HIUSSER of Seaforth. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 from 6-7 p.m. where the Celebration of Audrey's Life will follow at 7: 00 p.m. Cremation with interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations to the London Health Sciences Centre gratefully acknowledged.

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HUMPHREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-09 published
OAKLEY, James Robert
Peacefully, at the London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital, Mr. James Robert OAKLEY on April 7, 2008. Dear wife of Colleen George. Loving father of Jay, Carissa of London and Quinn of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Jade, Paige and Cole. Loving father-in-law to Christie BOURER. Predeceased by parents Mary Anges and Robert James OAKLEY and brother George Edward Patrick OAKLEY. Survived by his sisters Marie REYNOLDS (Jim), Bernadette OAKLEY, Nadine HUMPHREY (John), Anne OAKLEY, Angela ADDISON and his brothers Louie OAKLEY (Karen) and Mark OAKLEY (Tracy) and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell). Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, April 11 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

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HUMPHREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
HUMPHREY, Reverend Edward " Father Ted"
Suddenly at his home on May 2, 2008, Reverend Edward (Father Ted) HUMPHREY, S.S.C., of London, in his 70th year. Loving brother of Mary Elizabeth MORIAH and her husband Richard. He will be sadly missed by his niece Nicole Elizabeth MORIAH. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the Needham Funeral Home (520 Dundas Street, London) and from 7-9 p.m. at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church (445 William Street, London) where the Solemn Requiem will be held on Wednesday May 7th, 2008 at 11 a.m. with cremation to follow. The Right Reverend Bruce HOWE officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church would be appreciated.

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HUMPHREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
ZIMMER, Madeline (née WARDLE)
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 with family at her side. Madeline ZIMMER (née WARDLE) in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Clark ZIMMER (1993.) Loving mother of Cathy (Cor) VANDERELST of Mount Brydges, Mary (Tom) HUMPHREY, Betty Lou (Doug) CHISHOLM, Marilyn (Allan) HODGSON, Frankie (Dean) CAMPBELL all of Strathroy and John ZIMMER of Chatham. Survived by brother-in-law Paul SMITH of Long Point and brothers Frank (Madeline) WARDLE of London and Tom (Ruth Ann) WARDLE of Mount Brydges. Also sadly missed by grandchildren Marty (Brenda) VANDERELST, Lori (Rich) SINCLAIR, and Christopher ZIMMER all of Mount Brydges, Annette MONTEIRO, Michael CAMPBELL and his partner Nicole JORIS, Deanna CAMPBELL and her partner Jason BREEDON, Jeff HUMPHREY and Heidi ZIMMER all of Strathroy, Vicky HUMPHREY of Petrolia and Nathan MONTEIRO of Strathroy. Also missed by great-grandchildren Derick, Jacob, Mathew, Noah, Aiden, Storm, Dakota and Jordan, as well as many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother Mary WARDLE (née GRANGER) and father Charles WARDLE and sisters Hazel SMITH and Myrtle WARDLE. A memorial service to celebrate Madeline's Life will be held at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Thursday, May 22nd, commencing at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Inge STAHL officiating. Interment Mount Brydges, Cemetery. Donations to the Strathmere Lodge or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HUMPHREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-28 published
ANDREWS, John Hobart Mclean
(May 15, 1926, to April 23, 2008)
John Hobart McLean ANDREWS, born in Kamloops, British Columbia, died peacefully on April 23, 2008, in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Predeceased by his parents John Ernest ANDREWS and Cynthia Maria ANDREWS (née ROBINSON;) sister-in-law Margaret STEELE (née PAYNE;) and infant son Douglas Reid ANDREWS. Survived by his wife Doris Deborah ANDREWS (née PAYNE;) son William John ANDREWS, daughter-in-law Merle ZABRACK, grandchildren Aaron and Naomi; son Donald Wilfrid Kao ANDREWS, daughter-in-law Anne Kao ANDREWS, grandchildren Brett and Alexandra; son Jeffrey Peter ANDREWS, daughter-in-law Virginia DEVONSHIRE, grandchildren Monica, Laura and Georgia; daughter Lorraine Doris ANDREWS, grand_son Graydon; brother William Robinson ANDREWS, sister-in-law Vips sister Ella Mary TAIT/TAITE/TATE, brother-in-law Howard; sister-in-law Eleanor HUMPHREY (née PAYNE,) brother-in-law Al HUMPHREY; and brother-in- law Tom STEELE. John also leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces.
John ANDREWS attended Kamloops High School. In 1947, he received a B.A. in Physics from the University of British Columbia, where he met Dorie, the love of his life. He and Dorie were married on August 28, 1948. After teacher training, they taught at various small schools in communities such as Squamish and Salmon Arm, British Columbia In 1955, they packed up little Billie and Donnie and drove to Chicago, where John received a Ph.D. in the new field of Education Administration from the University of Chicago in 1957. Choosing to return to Canada, they moved to Edmonton, where the arrival of Jeff and Lorraine completed the family. John was a Professor of Education Administration at the University of Alberta from 1958 to 1965. In 1965, the family moved to Toronto, where John was the Associate Director of the newly formed Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. In 1973, John and Dorie and family returned to their British Columbia roots. John was the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia from 1973 to 1980, and remained a Professor there until his retirement as Dean Emeritus in 1985. John held a deep personal and professional commitment to the public education system both in Canada and around the world.
Perhaps John's most inspirational accomplishment was his total devotion to Dorie after she suffered a severe stroke in 1990. Together, Dad and Mom remade their lives, travelled the world, doted on their grandchildren and cared for each other through all that came their way.
Special thanks to John's caregiver Alicia Rhodes, who brightened Dad's final years.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at 2: 00 p.m. at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the John H.M. and Doris D. Andrews Research and Development Award Endowment Fund, University of British Columbia, would be appreciated.

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HUMPHREYS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-21 published
GODDARD, Doris Labelle (formerly DETTMER, née HAY)
Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Doris Labelle (HAY) (DETTMER) GODDARD, of Hensall and formerly of Exeter, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Herman DETTMER (1982) and the late Doctor John GODDARD (1998.) Dear mother of Joan and Peter KARSTENS of R.R.#2 Zurich, Jane and Sam Brady of R.R.#2 Centralia, David DETTMER of R.R.#2 Centralia and Steven DETTMER of Exeter. Loving grandmother of Anthony and Jenny HUMPHREYS, Sara-Jane Dettmer HAINES and Jake Dettmer HAINES and great-grandmother of Avigail and Adelaide HUMPHREYS. Fondly remembered by the Doctor John GODDARD family, Beth and Doug JAMIESON (Scott JAMIESON, Heather and Christine ALLEN- JAMIESON and their son Evan,) Peg and Dennis MOCK (Jeff and Donna and their children Elliot, Georgia and Jackson,) John GODDARD and MoHon Ang and Joan GODDARD and Peter Henry. Sadly missed by her sister Pat COOK and husband Doug of Hensall and her many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters and their husbands Hazel and Harold MURRAY and Mabel and Victor JEFFREY. Her sense of humour, unconditional love, and gentle spirit will hold her close in the hearts of family and Friends forever. As an artist, her paintings reflected her love of nature and Huron County. Cremation. A Celebration of Doris' Life will be held at a later date. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or South Huron Hospital Building Fund. (J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, Zurich entrusted with arrangements). Condolences forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Doris Goddard.

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HUMPHREYS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
COLLINS, Norma Pearl (née KINSMAN)
Peacefully at home on Thursday, March 6th, 2008. Norma Pearl COLLINS of London in her 69th year. Beloved friend of Ted COLLINS and dear mother of Deb and Pork CLARK and Lorie COLLINS (Randy WARD) of London. Grandmother of Greg CLARK, Michelle REX, Steven and Melanie MERO of Winthrop, and Samantha WARD. Great-grandmother of Hailey and Caitlin. Also survived by her sisters Muriel HUMPHREY and Myrna and her husband Evan MORGAN of Strathroy. Norma is also survived by sisters-in-law Connie KINSMAN of North Ekfrid, Diane KINSMAN of Forest, Lynda KINSMAN and brother-in-law Bill McMURPHY of Komoka. Also many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Neil (1979) and Eva (KELLESTINE) KINSMAN (2000) and brothers Orley (1977), Ralph (2007), Robert (1989), Gary (2007,) John (2007,) sisters Velma WELLS (2006,) Evelyn McMURPHY (2006,) Helen RIDDLE (1987.) Also predeceased by brothers-in-law Earl HUMPHREYS (1989,) Frank WELLS (2000) and sisters-in-law Lyma (McNeill) KINSMAN (1997.) Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Sunday, March 9th from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held from the funeral home on Monday, March 10th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment Longwood Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Norma.

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HUMPHREYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-21 published
IRWIN, John Fenwick
After a full and accomplished Life, in his 93rd year, John IRWIN died on Sunday, January 20, 2008. His presence and spirit will live on with his devoted family and many Friends. Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, in 1915, John was raised on Walney Island, on the southern coast of Cumbria. He began a career in journalism with The Northwestern Daily Mail and later with the New Statesman in Calcutta where he was chief reporter. In World War 2, he served as a lieutenant-colonel in army intelligence in North Africa. Upon his arrival in Canada in 1952, John resumed his career in journalism, first with Saturday Night magazine, then with Maclean's and finally as associate editor with the Financial Post. He married Norah Joslin BROWN in 1955. Together they enjoyed a loving and eventful 40 years of marriage. Norah died in 2006. Both Norah and John were lifetime supporters of the arts. As such, John served as president and became a life member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. He was also president of the St. George's Society and a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem and the Toronto Orthopedic Hospital Trust. His military associations included the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Imperial Officers Association of Canada, and the 78th Fraser Highlanders. In 1967 he received Canada's Centennial medal. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen (Kate) HUMPHREYS, and his nephew, Keith HUMPHREYS and family in Newcastle, England. A service of remembrance will be held in Toronto in spring, 2008. Remembrances may be made to the Toronto Grace Foundation, 650 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G5. The family invites you to sign the Memorial Tribute Book at
www.obituariestoday.com.
Some shout and sing
And are thus remembered
For a time.
Others with quiet dignity
Creep into hearts and minds
To remain forever.

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HUMPHREYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-11 published
HUMPHRYS, Wilma Kay (née GRANT)
Died peacefully at the Peter D. Clark Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, March 9, 2008. She was the beloved wife of rhe late Richard HUMPHRYS and was predeceased by her brother Donald GRANT and sister Isabel MOXON. Survived by sisters-in-law Rae GRANT, Ruth HUMPHRYS and Barbara HUMPHREYS (Douglas) and by nieces Elspeth and Gwyneth, nephews David, Donald, Alexander, Peter and Brian. Wilma was born in Winnipeg, May 31, 1916. After attending public and high schools in Winnipeg she entered the University of Manitoba graduating in 1938 with the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, one of the few woman architects in Canada at that time. Following graduation she worked in Winnipeg and in 1944 joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ottawa, designing a series of low cost houses for returning veterans. Many of these small graceful houses still dot a number of the original Veterans Land Act subdivisions in different parts of the country. In 1942 she married Richard F. HUMPHRYS, also a University of Manitoba graduate, an actuary who later because Superintendent of Insurance for the Government of Canada. They enjoyed a happy marriage in Ottawa for the next 63 years. Upon retiring from active architectural practice she devoted her time as a volunteer for many organization especially the Canadian Save the Children Fund. Known as "Billie" in her younger years she was an excellent swimmer, avid bridge player, concert goer, watercolour artist and devoted aunt. Friends are welcome to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca

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HUMPHRIES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-05 published
KINGSTON, Janet Isabell (HUMPHRIES)
At her residence in Meaford on Friday April 4, 2008. The former Janet HUMPHRIES, at the age of 89. Predeceased by her beloved husband John “Jack” KINGSTON in December 1974. Loved mother of Gary KINGSTON of Meaford and predeceased by her daughter-in-law Louise. Sadly missed Grandma of Angela KINGSTON of Napanee and Suzanne REYNOLDS of Harriston (Rick.) Great-grandma of Melanie, April and Raymond; Tina, Joshua, Tristan and Matthew and great-great-grandma of Owen. Predeceased by a brother Elwood in his youth and Albert of Toronto. Survived by sisters-in-law Eleanor HUMPHRIES of Toronto and Caroline 'Carrie' (Mrs. Don COWLING) of Meaford and predeceased by brothers-in-law Ken, Stuart and Bruce KINGSTON and fondly remembered by their families. A private family funeral service, officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday April 8, 2008 with interment and committal to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to Saint_James Fairmount Anglican Church would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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HUMPHRIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-21 published
WILSON, Norman Sandford
Suddenly at his residence, R.R.#3 Parkhill, on Monday, February 18, 2008, Norman Sandford WILSON, age 93. Beloved husband of Olive May (ROMPHF.) Stepfather of Shirley and Glen PERRIAM, Pat ROMPHF and the late Neil, Donna and Ken McLINCHEY, and Terry and Sharon ROMPHF. Predeceased by his brothers Ken and Bruce (Jake.) Loved by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Dear uncle of Bonnie and Tom HUMPHRIES, Carlene and Terry HUNNIFORD, Kim and Karen WILSON, Don WILSON and Trudy CHAPELLE. Resting at the Gilpin Chapel, Thedford, for funeral service on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 2 p.m. Visitation 2 hours prior to service. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lake Smith Conservationists. Online condolences at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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HUMPHRIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-17 published
DUBYK, Carole " Kay" (née LUSCOMBE)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late John DUBYK (May 24, 1996) and dearly loved mother of Jo-Anne DUBYK and her partner Jerry BIRCH of Saint Thomas and Mary-Anne and her husband Steve MANSELL of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Dorothy PROCTOR of Saint Thomas and the late Fred "Sparky" LUSCOMBE and Larry LUSCOMBE. Loved grandmother of Hayley NESBITT (Mike HUMPHRIES) and John NESBITT, Bobby BURROWS Christie IRWIN) and Darren and Kelsey MANSELL. Loved great-grandmother of Hayden BURROWS. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Kay was born in Saint Thomas on July 12th, 1934, the daughter of the late Fred and Mary (GILLICK) LUSCOMBE. She worked at McDonald's. A public memorial service to celebrate Kay's life will be held on Friday, April 18th at 1: 00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Visitation Friday from 12: 00-1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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HUMPHRIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-12 published
LACEY, MAC
Suddenly on Saturday, May 10, 2008 Mac LACEY of Thedford, age 68. Beloved father of Joe and Charlotte, Kelly and Patty, Jamie and Darlene, Perry and Carolyne, Paula and Joe BULLOCK. Loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren. Dear brother of Shirley and Jack WILSON, Marion HUMPHRIES, Ron and Jean LACEY, Sharon and Ron CLARK, Diane LACEY and the late Harvey (2004.) son of the late Jim (2005) and Gladys (1972). Resting at the Gilpin Chapel, Thedford for visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service on Friday, May 16th at 1 p.m. Interment Pinehill Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy General Hospital gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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HUMPHRIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-29 published
HUMPHRIES, Florence Marie (née WATCHER)
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Florence Marie HUMPHRIES (née WATCHER) of Strathroy in her 88th year. Dear mother of Larry HUMPHRIES (Karen) and Mary Anne DUNN (Robert) all of Strathroy. Loving grandmother of Mike DUNN, David DUNN, Paula CADENHEAD, Gordon HUMPHRIES and Debbie RILEY, great-grandmother of Jessie and Jake DUNN and Ryan and Andrew CADENHEAD. Also survived by her brother Fred WATCHER (Voda,) sister Helen PARKER (Allen,) sister-in-law Eva HARRIS and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Earl (1984), sister-in-law Ann ROGERS and brothers-in-law Fred ROGERS and Alex HARRIS. Marie was an avid golfer, curler and boater and enjoyed fishing. Visitation will be held at Denning Brothers Funeral Home on Friday, May 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a complete funeral will take place on Saturday, May 31st at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Marie.

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HUMPHRIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
The war hero who returned home to help forge a booming Ontario
As executive director of an Ontario Hydro task force, he drew on all the skills he had accumulated as a soldier, a design engineer, a dean in an academic bureaucracy and a consultant to government
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S12
Although he never held public office, Richard (Dick) DILLON was very much involved in the so-called London mafia that surrounded and supported lawyer and politician John Robarts, who was premier of Ontario from 1961-1971. Mostly they were, like Mr. Robarts, veterans of the Second World War, graduates of the University of Western Ontario, and lawyers, engineers and businessmen who supported the Progressive Conservative Party.
In the late 1960s, there was a feeling in Ontario that government was growing too fast and becoming both too powerful and too cumbersome. There's nothing unusual in that sentiment, of course, or the notion that the solution lies in public-private partnerships and a reorganization of the civil service. What is slightly unusual is that Mr. Robarts, himself, in the dying days of his administration, actually did something about it by establishing Ontario's Committee on Government Productivity. Ontario Hydro was such a powerful entity that it was given its own sub-committee with the mandate to examine ways that it might decentralize some of its operations, based on the Hydro Quebec model.
Mr. Robarts wanted Dick DILLON to run Task Force Hydro. When the appointment came before cabinet, it was questioned by Leslie Rowntree, minister of financial and commercial affairs. "He could be a little bit stuffy," said Darcy McKeough, who was then minister of municipal affairs.
"We are wondering who this Richard M. Dillion is?" Mr. Rowntree asked archly, according to Mr. McKeough. To which Mr. Robarts replied: "He is the dean of engineering at the University of Western Ontario, he is the past president of The London Club, he is a past church warden at Bishop Cronyn Church and he is a past president of the Progressive Conservative Association. Is there anything else you would like to know, Mr. Rowntree?"
Clearly that was enough information for Mr. Rowntree, for the appointment was duly made, but there was much more that Mr. Robarts could have said about Mr. DILLON - holder of the Military Cross for bravery during the war, professional engineer with a gold medal from University of Western Ontario and a graduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among other attributes. What Mr. Robarts couldn't know, back in 1970, was the complex role that Mr. DILLON would later play as a deputy minister, volunteer, and facilitator of bilingual education.
Born in Simcoe, Ontario on August 4, 1920, Richard Maurice DILLON was the eldest of five children of Brigadier Marmaduke Murray DILLON and his wife Muriel (née HICKS.) His father was a soldier and an engineer who won the Military Cross early in 1918 for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty" as an officer of the 1st Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun corps.
The DILLONs settled in London, Ontario, where Richard went to local elementary schools and then London South Collegiate Institute. As the son of a military family, he was encouraged to join the army. He became a signaler in the Canadian Fusiliers when he was 15 and received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Canadian Officer's Training Corps in 1938 when he was a first-year student at University of Western Ontario. He withdrew from university a year later to enlist in the Canadian Active Service Force after Canada declared war on Germany in September, 1939.
He joined The Royal Canadian Regiment in England in June, 1941. He was in command of a bren-gun carrier platoon in the Allied invasion of Sicily that began on July 10, 1943, with both amphibious and airborne landings. Essentially, the Italians resisted the invasion by retreating. The Germans would not be so compliant further up the boot.
It was later that same month that Capt. DILLON, like his father before him, earned the Military Cross for distinguished and meritorious service in battle. On July 23, 1943, two companies of The Royal Canadian Regiment were ordered to skirt the town of Assoro, under cover of darkness and attack it from the rear. Nothing went according to plan: The commanding officer was killed, communications broke down and Capt. DILLON, with a section of carriers, was instrumental in re-establishing contact with the beleaguered forward companies, which were in disarray. According to his Military Cross citation, he "led the carriers skillfully across difficult rocky and mountainous country during daylight under constant observed enemy artillery, mortar and machine gun fire, and through enemy patrols, contacted the forward Companies and carried out his mission. The officer displayed leadership and outstanding devotion to duty in carrying out his difficult mission." The citation is signed by, among others, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, commander of the Eighth Army.
Subsequently, he was given command of "A" Company and was wounded on Christmas Day, 1943 when a grenade exploded beside him during the battle of Ortona, a ferocious close-combat battle between German paratroops and the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. He was evacuated first to England and then to Canada and spent the rest of the war teaching at the Army Staff College in Kingston, Ontario Permanently deaf in his right ear, he would occasionally scratch pieces of shrapnel from his scalp for the rest of his life.
Throughout the war he had been corresponding with Elizabeth DEMPSEY, a young woman he had met at University of Western Ontario in 1938. She was engaged to a friend of his, and the three of them palled around. Both men went overseas, but only Mr. DILLON came back. He and Miss DEMPSEY were married in London, Ontario, on April 21, 1945.
He returned to University of Western Ontario to complete his interrupted undergraduate education and graduated in 1948 with an honours degree in mathematics and the gold medal. He and his wife then moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts., where Kelly, the first of the DILLONs' three daughters, was born and Mr. DILLON acquired a masters of science degree in civil engineering in 1950 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
They returned to Canada where Mr. DILLON worked briefly for Dominion Bridge in Toronto before settling in London, Ontario That's where daughters Ann and Katherine (Kate) were born and where Mr. DILLON joined M.M. Dillon and Co. (now Dillon Consulting), a firm of consulting engineers that had been founded in January, 1946, by his father and a colleague and fellow veteran, George HUMPHRIES. Besides working in his father's firm as a design engineer, and later as a partner and director, Mr. DILLON also continued his military career as a reservist.
He rejoined the Canadian Fusiliers as a company commander in 1946 and when it affiliated with The Royal Canadian Regiment in November, 1954, he took command of the London and Oxford Fusiliers (3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment). Two years later, he retired to the supplementary reserve. Ann DILLON remembered her father's peacetime military career in the eulogy she delivered at his funeral by describing how "he would line up his three girls, shiny fresh from their baths and in their pj's and do his parade inspection," on Monday nights before he headed out, in his uniform, for his weekly commitment to the militia.
"He would prod us here and there with his swagger stick and bark out orders - shoulders back chest out… his final order was usually 'wipe that smile off your face' which produced huge laughter and, which as far as I know, never made it into the military lexicon," she said.
Monday-night drill was very different from the semi-annual Vimy dinners that were always held on Fridays at the Legion because, on Saturday mornings, Ms. DILLON said of her parents "you approached their bedroom at your peril: a toss-up between being overcome with the fumes or deafened by the snoring." As the years passed, the snoring, unimpeded by marital admonitions, probably grew louder, as Mrs. DILLON's hearing began to fail as well.
After nearly a decade working in his father's firm of consulting engineers, including serving on the advisory committee to establish an Engineering Department at University of Western Ontario, Mr. DILLON was asked to become the first dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science. It was 1960 and he was 40. In Western's First Century, by John Gwynne-Timothy, Mr. DILLON was commended for his "energetic direction" as dean in upping the quality of the undergraduate program, developing a graduate and research program and enhancing links with "the wider working world of industry and business."
Those links included serving as a project officer on the Science Research and Development Committee for the Royal Commission on Government Organization (the Glassco Commission), which recommended a decentralized organizational model for the federal government. He also went on a three-month Colombo Plan (a framework for bi-lateral aid and technical assistance that came out of a Commonwealth Conference of Foreign Ministers in Ceylon in 1950) mission in 1963 to Thailand to advise the government on engineering education.
From 1965-67, he was a member of the Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation, which was set up by Premier Robarts to advise the government on issues such as bilingualism and multiculturalism vis-à-vis the other provinces (especially Quebec) and the federal government. After finishing this assignment, Mr. DILLON was seconded in 1970, from his position as engineering dean at University of Western Ontario, to become the executive director of the Task Force Hydro Committee on Government Productivity, a task that required all of the skills he had accumulated as a wartime soldier, a design engineer, an aspirational dean in the academic bureaucracy and a consultant to government.
To help Mr. DILLON penetrate Hydro's monolithic culture, Mr. Robarts arranged for him to attend the meetings of the Hydro Electric Power Commission, "which was highly unusual [for an outsider]," said Mr. McKeough. "George Gathercole, who was the chair, would hold forth at great length and finally say, 'Is there anything anybody else would like to say?' To which one of the other commissioners would dutifully reply, 'No, George, you have said it all.' " And so the meeting would end, but the tale lived on in Mr. DILLON's retelling.
From the task force, Mr. DILLON was appointed deputy in Mr. McKeough's Ministry of Energy in 1973. Mr. McKeough, a younger but stalwart member of the London mafia, knew Mr. DILLON well. "He was a very bright person and an engineer and understood energy and was a fan of Candu [a pressurized heavy-water reactor] and he knew the inside of Hydro because of the task force."
In 1976, Mr. DILLON moved from Energy to Resources Development and then to Municipal Affairs and Housing before leaving the civil service in 1982 to go back into business as a founding partner of Alafin Consultants. Nevertheless, business was only part of his life for the next 15 years, which was largely devoted to volunteer work, to building dubiously road and sea-worthy vehicles with his grandchildren and to serving his regiment. He was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment, a rank he held from 1986 to 1993 and then promoted to Colonel of the Regiment (of The Royal Canadian Regiment), an honorary position he held from 1993 to 1997.
The Confederation debates of the 1960s and 1970s and the rise of the Parti Québécois, which Rene Levesque led to power in the Quebec provincial election in 1976, created linguistic aspirations and prompted conciliatory gestures in Ontario. One of them involved Mr. DILLON and Richard Schmeelk, a wealthy American banker who had represented Salomon Brothers in Ontario since the mid 1950s. After retiring as a senior executive from Salomon in 1986, Mr. Schmeelk established the Schmeelk Canada Fellowship to create a better understanding between English and French-Canadians. The idea, which percolated at a dinner with Mr. McKeough, John Turner and Mr. Schmeelk, was to have students from University of Western Ontario and Laval University in Quebec City study at each other's institutions. The initial capitalization of $1-million dollars has more than doubled over the years and the program has expanded to include the University of Calgary in Alberta and the University of Montreal in Quebec. Mr. DILLON was executive secretary from 1995 to 2001. "Dick was the guy who handled all the heavy duty [lifting] over the years and made a great contribution to the scholarship," said Mr. Schmeelk. "He went to all the meetings and did a great job and was a great friend over the years."
In the late 1990s, Mr. DILLON began to suffer from memory problems. "My father was a wonderful dancer," said his daughter Kelly MEIGHEN. "He taught the three of us how to dance, and I can remember thinking at my 50th birthday party [in November, 1999], that he no longer knew how to dance."
Mrs. DILLON cared for her husband at home until finally, when he could no longer recognize his loved ones and even a walk in the garden could frighten him, she allowed him to be moved into the veteran's wing at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on November 8, 2006. Eighteen months later, two days after the DILLONs' 63rd wedding anniversary, he died there, surrounded by his family.
About an hour later, the chaplain and some of the nurses on duty came into Mr. DILLON's room at Sunnybrook. "The Chaplain read some passages and said a prayer," said Ms. MEIGHEN. " Then she looked at my mother and said: 'On behalf of the people of Canada I want to thank you and your husband for his service to the country and for the freedom we enjoy today.' And then, they placed the flag over his body," said Ms. MEIGHEN. "It was such a lovely gesture that we were stunned."
Richard Maurice DILLON, CM, MC, was born on August 4, 1920 in Simcoe, Ontario He died of complications from Alzheimer's Disease on April 23, 2008. He was 87. Mr. DILLON is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, his three daughters, and his seven grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother, John, he also leaves sisters Shelagh and Diana and his brother, Michael, and his extended family.

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HUMPHRIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
WOOD, Margaret Eleanor, (1920-2008)
Passed away peacefully, at A.R. Goudie Eventide Home, Kitchener on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in her 88th year. Dear sister of Winifred ARGUE of Courtney, British Columbia, Hazel HUMPHRIES of Walkerton and Joyce WOOD of Toronto. Predeceased by brothers Ralph, Kenneth and Fredrick and sister Dora FLEUHR. Margaret will be missed by a large circle of nephews, nieces and Friends. Friends are invited to share their memories of Margaret with her family during visitation at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Thursday, March 13 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 14 at 1: 00 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be at Memory Gardens, Breslau. Condolences for the family and memorial donations to a charity of your choice may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Margaret, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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HUMPHRYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-11 published
HUMPHRYS, Wilma Kay (née GRANT)
Died peacefully at the Peter D. Clark Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, March 9, 2008. She was the beloved wife of rhe late Richard HUMPHRYS and was predeceased by her brother Donald GRANT and sister Isabel MOXON. Survived by sisters-in-law Rae GRANT, Ruth HUMPHRYS and Barbara HUMPHREYS (Douglas) and by nieces Elspeth and Gwyneth, nephews David, Donald, Alexander, Peter and Brian. Wilma was born in Winnipeg, May 31, 1916. After attending public and high schools in Winnipeg she entered the University of Manitoba graduating in 1938 with the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, one of the few woman architects in Canada at that time. Following graduation she worked in Winnipeg and in 1944 joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ottawa, designing a series of low cost houses for returning veterans. Many of these small graceful houses still dot a number of the original Veterans Land Act subdivisions in different parts of the country. In 1942 she married Richard F. HUMPHRYS, also a University of Manitoba graduate, an actuary who later because Superintendent of Insurance for the Government of Canada. They enjoyed a happy marriage in Ottawa for the next 63 years. Upon retiring from active architectural practice she devoted her time as a volunteer for many organization especially the Canadian Save the Children Fund. Known as "Billie" in her younger years she was an excellent swimmer, avid bridge player, concert goer, watercolour artist and devoted aunt. Friends are welcome to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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