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LAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-26 published
LAL, Manoharlata
Peacefully, at home in Oakville, surrounded by her seven loving children and their families, on Monday, March 24th, 2008, in her 92nd year. Our beloved Mataji now joins hands with her dear late husband Sardari LAL. She was a loving mother to Virinder, Shalta, Lalta, Matan, Stindar (Stien), Prem and Phullan. She was cherished by her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Our dearest Mataji will be greatly missed by her family and Friends around the world. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - 'Mississauga Chapel', 1981 Dundas Street West (1 block east of Erin Mills Parkway), from 11: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2008. Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences at www.neweduk.com Neweduk Funeral Home (905) 828-8000

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LALANI o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-14 published
PEER, Margaret “Marg” Roberta (THOMAS)
Of Wiarton peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Thursday, March 13th, 2008. The former Margaret Roberta THOMAS in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Murray (Irene), of Owen Sound Keith (Sharon,) of R.R.#3 Owen Sound; Doreen (Bob McLUHAN,) of North Bay; and Norma (Joseph DENOBLE,) of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Mary Lou HILLS, Ian PEER, Michele MENG, Dwight PEER, Leanne McALLISTER, Nancy LALANI, Keith PEER Jr., Shawn McLUHAN, Jeffrey McLUHAN, Paul McLUHAN, Heidi McARTHUR, Melissa DENOBLE and Nicole DENOBLE. Great-grandmother of 22; and great-great-grandmother of 2. Devoted sister to Les THOMAS, of Wiarton. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Joanne and Audrey; and her many nieces and nephews. Marg is predeceased by her husband Norman; four brothers; four sisters; and a great-grandchild, Adam. She will always be remembered for her quilting and knitting skills, and especially for her biscuits, butter tarts and home-made bread. Marg was a long time member of Bide-A-Wee, Saint_John's United Church United Church Women, and the Limpert Lodge Seniors' Club. Family invite Friends to call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Marg's life will be conducted from Saint_John's United Church, Wiarton on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Interment in Eastnor Cemetery. Donations to Saint_John's United Church, Pike Bay United Church, or the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation would be appreciated. In living memory of Marg a Flowering Crabapple 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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LALIBERTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-12 published
DAMPHOUSE, Hazel Elizabeth Ellen (née WOODWARD)
Peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Aurora Resthaven, formerly of Petrolia, with family and caregivers at her side at the age of 81. Predeceased by her beloved husband Louis DAMPHOUSE (1998.) Cherished mother of Patricia DAMPHOUSE (Terry VERITY,) Aurora, Maureen WOODWARD, Windsor, Denise DAMPHOUSE, Newmarket, Joanne DIBATTISTA (Tino,) Sarnia and Marianne BROWN (Dennis,) Strathroy. Loving grandmother of Justin, Jocelyne and Julian VERITY, Carla, Kyrsten and Ashley FIRBY, Jared, Brittany and Trevor NOLAN, Michael, Brent and Tyler DIBATTISTA and Amelia and Nathaniel BROWN. Dear sister-in-law of Anna and Adelord CHAPUT, Comber, Theresa LALIBERTE and Rita and Don PARE, Tilbury. Predeceased by parents Alfred (1960) and Amelia (1971) WOODWARD, brother Charles WOODWARD (R.C.A.F. 1942) and granddaughter Lindsay DIBATTISTA (1996.) Special friend of caregiver and companion Isabella. Sincere thanks to Isabella and the wonderful staff at Aurora Resthaven for their loving care. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina Street, N., Sarnia on Wednesday from 11: 30 a.m. until 1: 30 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. officiated by Fr. Jim HIGGINS. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Parkinson's Society of Canada, 4500 Blakie Rd., Unit 117, Meadowbrook Business Park, London, N6L 1G5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Hazel DAMPHOUSE in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 21st, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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LALIBERTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
ORRANGE, Mary Ann " Polly"
Peacefully on June 5, 2008, at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia, Mary Ann (Polly) ORRANGE, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late George Edward ORRANGE (1976.) Loving and cherished mother of Chuck and Cheryl, Rosemarie and Gerry LALIBERTE, Michael and Doreen, George and Myrna, Julie and Paul BARRINGTON and Linda and Allan MacDONALD. A wonderful and caring grandmother to 21 grandchildren and the apples of her eyes of 30 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her loving sister-in-law Kay ORRANGE, daughter-in-law Sandra ADLAM, nephew and niece Jack and Bernie ORRANGE. She will be missed by her best friend Elsie HAWKINS. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO as celebrant. Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery. In memory of Polly, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of Choice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Polly.

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LALICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-03 published
Friends until the end
By Joe BELANGER, Fri., July 4, 2008
Strathroy -- Dan MEDEIROS and Jon DESA did almost everything together, including graduating from high school last week.
Now, tragically, the two 17-year-olds -- best Friends -- will be buried on the same day.
Their joint funeral tomorrow will bring together family and Friends of the Strathroy teens killed in a two-car crash Wednesday night that sent two other people to hospital, including their 18-year-old pal Brian COSTA, who was driving the car in which the two youths died.
"They were just awesome young adults," said principal Dan HOWARD of Holy Cross Catholic secondary school, where a memorial service is scheduled today at 11 a.m. "Last week, I gave both of them their diplomas," HOWARD said. "This is a very good community and they were part of it."
Shock and sadness ripped through the heart of the tight-knit town of 12,000, as news of the tragedy spread.
The young men were killed instantly in a two-car crash on Hickory Drive near McEvoy Road about 10: 30 p.m.
COSTA, also of Strathroy, was in serious but stable condition at London Health Sciences Centre.
The other car driver, a woman whose name wasn't released, was taken to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and kept for observation. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but Strathroy-Caradoc police said alcohol was not a factor.
It was raining heavily at the time, police said, when the east-bound COSTA car went out of control near a curve and collided with the other car, which was travelling west.
"You couldn't ask for two better guys," said Brad LALICH, who went to school with MEDEIROS and DESA and worked with MEDEIROS at a construction recycling company.
He described both his Friends as "very hard-working guys" who had after-school and summer jobs.
"Both were happy, happy guys," said LALICH. " Dan was always smiling, and if you ever needed to be picked up because you were having a bad day, Dan could do it."
Earlier, the three Friends had been at the home of Jonathan MONIZ, 15, and were on their way home when the crash occurred. "They were great guys -- amazing guys -- who lived life to the fullest," said a saddened MONIZ, 15.
HOWARD said counsellors were to be at the school today at 9 a.m. to help any students or staff.
"I can't say enough about those boys," he said. "They contributed to the school and the community. This is a very close community and everyone knows everyone and everyone knew these boys. They will be missed very much."
Teacher and athletics director Pat Moran, who taught both students in Grades 9 and 10, said they loved soccer and shop classes, such is auto mechanics and construction.
"It's a big shock to this community," said MORAN. " They got along with everybody."
DESA is survived by his parents, John and Lisa, and two sisters, Monique and Mackenzie.
MEDEIROS is survived by his parents, John and Darlene, and sister Amanda.
Visitation is at Denning Brothers Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a funeral tomorrow at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 124 Front St. E., in Strathroy at 11 a.m.

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LALLY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
PATTERSON, Lorraine Mary (née LALLY)
Of Hudson, Quebec passed away peacefully June 23rd 2008 at Hawkesbury General Hospital. Born November 16, 1924 in Cornwall, Ontario. Wife of Trevor PATTERSON for 58 years, mother and best friend to her children Stuart, Susan, Jane and Jennifer. She provided unconditional love, encouragement and guidance in all their pursuits. "Rain" was very much loved by her grandchildren, Gillian, Trevor, Kayla and Evan. Dear sister to her brother Frank and wife Mary Jane LALLY and her sister Hilda and husband Bill BURNS.
Lorraine graduated in her twenties at the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, and then earned a scholarship at Montreal Royal Victoria Hospital. Rain also pursued her passion in painting, graduating from St. Lawrence College in fine arts. She made lifelong Friendships in art groups in Hudson, King City and Westport. The family wishes to give special thanks for the Friendship and care Doctor Mamen provided Lorraine. Thanks also for the special care from the nurses, doctors and staff provided at The Hawkesbury General Hospital and The Montreal General Cardio Intensive Care Unit. A gathering celebrating Lorraine will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation. www.hghfoundation.org

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LALONDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-14 published
NOSEWORTHY, Ralph
Of Wallaceburg, passed away, on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at the age of 87 years. He was born in Saint_John's, Newfoundland and was a son of the late Joseph and Gertrude (CHURCHHILL) NOSEWORTHY. Beloved husband of Maude (Penney) NOSEWORTHY. Dear father of Shirley LALONDE of Wallaceburg. Dear grandfather of Dan LALONDE of Sombra and Paul LALONDE of Wallaceburg. Loving great-grandfather of Josh and Andrea. Kind brother of Rose and Ed, Vera and Bill and brother-in-law of Joan and Jean. Predeceased by a sister Phyllis and his brothers Cecil, Hubert and Gordon. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, on Thursday, February 14, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2008 from Nicholls Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Interment in Riverview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-30 published
LAPOINTE, Rene Joseph
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of 62 years of Lauretta. Dear father of Bruce LAPOINTE and his wife Chris, Sarnia, Leona LAPOINTE, Sarnia, Keith LAPOINTE and Helen BRUCE, London, Karen and her husband Don JORDAN, Surrey, British Columbia and Henry LAPOINTE and his wife Jill, London. Loving grandfather of Steven, Jennifer, Jeff and Dawn LAPOINTE, David and Katie JORDAN, and Michael, Danielle and Thomas LAPOINTE. Great-grandfather of Ryan, Matthew and Kirsten LAPOINTE, and Emma and Zachary KILLINGSWORTH. Brother of Napoleon LAPOINTE and his wife Rita, Sarnia. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Mary DEGRADY, Victor LAPOINTE, Emil LAPOINTE, Lucille SAINT_GERMAIN, Conrad LALONDE, Colombe GAUTHIER and Rhea LAMBERT. Rene was a veteran of World War 2 serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union Local 1256. A special heartfelt thank-you to all the "Angels" at Meadowview who looked after dad and continue to do so for mom. Visitation will be held at the Mckenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina Street, Sarnia, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Len DESJARDINS at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer's Society, 1121 Wellington Street, Sarnia, N7S 6J7 or to Lambton Meadowview Villa, R.R.#4, Petrolia, N0N 1R0. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-08 published
LALONDE, Charles A.
On January 31, 2008, suddenly at his home in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 64. Survived by his daughters Catherine and Vanessa, his mother Dorothy and brothers Tom and Ron. A memorial service will be held in Vancouver on February 12, 2008 by his mother and brothers. In Toronto a Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday February 19th at 3 p.m. by his daughters Catherine, Vanessa and their mother Susan at the Chapel at the Old Mill at 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto (416-236-2641).
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language." -John Donne

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
FARQUHAR, Alexander James
Alexander James FARQUHAR, native of Brooklyn, Hants County, son of the late Judge Hiram Smith FARQUHAR and Eva Mary DIMOCK, died at home in Halifax on Sunday, March 9, 2008, in his 82nd year. Married for 57 years, he leaves his beloved wife Glennis, brother Hugh (Claudette DERDAELE,) children Alec (Kathleen McDONNELL,) James (Liliane SAYEGH,) Sarah (Randy SUTHERLAND,) Megan (David GRAVES), Donald (Kathryn MYERS), Anaya (Donald CARRIER) and Katherine (Robert LALONDE,) thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and Friends. After first pursuing postgraduate study in physical education at Springfield College, Massachusetts, Alex felt and responded to a call to the ministry, enrolling at Pine Hill Divinity Hall, Halifax, Nova Scotia. While serving on a student mission field in rural Saskatchewan, he met Glennis LAMB, of Wawota, Saskatchewan, and they were subsequently married in 1950. After ordination in the United Church of Canada in 1951, Alex was called to a succession of pastorates in Nova Scotia (Lockeport, Baddeck, Sydney River, and St. Matthew's, Halifax), Ontario (First-St. Andrew's, London) and Quebec (St. Andrew's-Dominion Douglas, Westmount), before bringing his ministry to a close at Zion United Church, Liverpool, Nova Scotia in 1991. As a pastor, Alex was deeply devoted to his parishioners, serving them faithfully and with a profound sense of privilege. The words of Psalm 16: 6 held for him a special significance: 'The lines have fallen unto me in pleasant places yea, I have a goodly heritage'. Known and respected widely for his insightful and scholarly sermons - some of which were included in such published collections as 'Outstanding Sermons from Canadian Pulpits' (Evergreen Press, 1966) - Alex was invited on many occasions to preach at churches across North America and to address various conferences, student convocations and other assemblies. He also represented the United Church in international events pertaining to the Reformed Wing of the World Church, including the 1961 Kirchentag in Berlin, the 1962 Japan Evangelism Project of the U.S. National Council of Churches, and the 1970 dedication of the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. As a member of the United Church Committee on Christian Faith, in 1968 Alex helped to craft the United Church Creed, and as a member of the Committee on Church Union in the 1970's, he participated in conversations then being held between the United Church and the Church of England. During the 1980's, Alex served as President of the Montreal InterFaith Task Force on the Liberation of Soviet Jewry and in recognition of his leadership in this cause, he was presented with an Award of Merit at the 1992 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Jewish Congress. In 2005, Alex was named Pine Hill's distinguished alumnus of the year. Throughout his life, Alex was passionate about sports and during his early years, he was an outstanding varsity athlete who excelled at track, basketball and football. He was named captain of Dalhousie University's football team in 1945. His summers in youth were occupied with baseball, as he played with the Halifax Saint Mary's softball and baseball teams (provincial runner-ups) and later with teams in Pictou, Lockeport, Shelburne, Nova Scotia and Lampman, Saskatchewan. Alex coached the Lockeport High School girls' basketball team to two Nova Scotia championships in the early 1950's, and concluded his own athletic career in 1958 as a member of the Cape Breton All Stars Maritime Basketball Champions. A funeral service will be held in Edgewood-Oxford United Church, 3055 Connaught Ave., Halifax, on Saturday, March 15, 2008, 10 a.m., followed by a reception at the Atlantic Funeral Homes. A brief committal service will be held in Newport United Church, Brooklyn, Hants Co. the same afternoon at 3 p.m., prior to interment at the Riverview Haven cemetery. Any who are moved to honour Alex's memory with a gift are gratefully encouraged to consider a contribution in his name to the church or charity of their choice, or to Dalhousie University (the Hiram and Eva Farquhar Bursary for students in the School of Social Work, or the Doctor James W. Reid Lectureship in Medical Humanities). The family extends a heartfelt thanks to all who participated in Alex's care. On-line condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-07 published
MUGRIDGE, Thomas " Tom" Patrick
(July 22, 1941-May 4, 2008)
Tom died peacefully at home in the arms of his wife and best friend, his eyes taking in the view of his beloved Rocky Mountains, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 66 years old. Tom was our husband, father, grampa, brother, mentor and friend. Born in Red Deer, Alberta, he attended a one-room prairie schoolhouse in Condor, Alberta. before joining the Canadian Army Militia at the age of 15. Tom had a 25-year career in the Canadian Military, serving in Gagetown, Borden, Bermuda, Chilliwack, Shilo (Brandon), Kingston and Hamilton. He rose quickly through the ranks from apprentice electrician to Master Warrant Officer. While stationed in Chilliwack, he earned his private pilot license with multi-engine and night ratings. Tom retired from the armed forces in 1985 and attended the University of New Brunswick, graduating with a Bachelor of Education degree. Later he worked as a senior inspector for Industry Canada, Weights and Measures. In all, Tom gave 43 years of loyal service to the Government and people of Canada, for which upon his retirement from the Public Service in January, 2007 he was recognized by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. However, his most prized achievement was the Peer Recognition Award he received from his colleagues at Measurement Canada in 2002. Tom's outstanding trait was his unique mixture of strength, gentleness and his deep compassion for the human condition. He was a man of great integrity, patience, wry humour and kindness. Even in his final days, when he knew his time was close, his main concern was for the welfare of his family.
Besides his loving wife of 33 years, Samantha-jane, Tom is survived by sons Jeff and Garry (Lynne); grandchildren Eric, Sarah, Stacey, Laura and Brian; brothers Dan (Frances,) Dick (Theresa LALONDE) and Jerry (Susan;) brother-in-law Robert SHIRLEY (Eva RODIER) nieces Kelly RANCE, Bonita FANZEGA and Samantha (Doug) ROTHWELL nephews Paul and Stephen MUGRIDGE and William MUGRIDGE; mother-in-law Nettie SHIRLEY and devoted canine friend "Chelsea." He was predeceased by his first wife Yvonne BROWN; and by his parents Bill and Isabella MUGRIDGE.
"One could do worse than be a swinger of birches." - Robert Frost Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14th Street S.W.), Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family thanks the caring staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, and of Cochrane Community Home Care.
In living memory of Tom MUGRIDGE, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by Mcinnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
Ottawa pilot lived for his plane - and died in it
By Peter CHENEY, Page A3
For six years, Bruce MacKINNON worked in his garage in southeastern Ottawa, building an airplane so perfect it didn't need paint to cover the errors that usually come with shaping raw metal into a flying machine.
Instead, the naked aluminum skin of Mr. MacKINNON's Van's RV-3 was polished to a mirror finish, exposing every detail. His airplane could stand the scrutiny: Each rivet was flawless, and the panels fit with BMW precision.
"It was a Swiss watch," said aircraft expert Dale LAMPORT, who served as a technical adviser to Mr. MacKINNON. " You couldn't do a better job."
Mr. MacKINNON was a Renaissance man. He was a licensed pilot, a trained commercial diver, and one of the world's top experts in the arcane yet critical field of bird and airplane interaction, studying ways to prevent crashes caused by bird strikes. He was a highly placed official at Transport Canada, but had spent years working as a park ranger. He graduated from the University of Calgary, where he paid his way by working as a machinist.
Mr. MacKINNON was 61, but could pass for 45: He got off the bus miles before his office, so he could get in an hour of walking before work. Aviation was a lifelong passion, and he had always dreamed of building an RV-3, a tiny, single-seat machine that appeals to purists. He bought a kit in 2000. By the time he emerged from his garage workshop six years later, he had created a flying dissertation on the art of aircraft construction, perfect in every detail.
Mr. MacKINNON's relationship with his airplane was not uncomplicated. Shortly after finishing it, he considered selling it, concerned that the dangers of flight might be excessive for a man with a wife and a young daughter. "He assessed the risk, and he drew the line in a new place," said fellow pilot and airplane builder Randy LERVOLD.
But then Mr. MacKINNON changed his mind, deciding that he would keep flying after all. A few weeks later, he e-mailed Mr. LERVOLD to tell him how much he enjoyed his airplane. "Glad you stuck with it," Mr. LERVOLD replied.
And it went on from there. Almost every weekend, Mr. MacKINNON would head out to the Carp Regional Airport to work on his treasured RV-3, then take off for a flight over the green Ontario countryside.
Mr. MacKINNON's love affair with his airplane came to a tragic end last Sunday, when he died in a fiery crash at Simcoe Regional Airport, north of Toronto. Although the accident is still under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board, it appears the crash was caused by a landing that went bad, bouncing him back into the air nose-high and creating an unrecoverable low-altitude stall.
Mr. MacKINNON lived in Ottawa with his wife, Sylvie LALONDE, a school principal, and their 10-year-old daughter, Maxine. Ms. LALONDE wept as she recalled her husband's passion for flying, and for the little airplane that ultimately killed him.
"Bruce loved everything about it," she said. "He loved being in the sky, he loved airplanes and he loved talking to the other pilots. It was part of him."
Ms. LALONDE said she had always harboured concerns about the risks of flying, but knew that it would be useless to ask her husband to quit: "That sense of adventure was important to him. I couldn't keep him back. If I told him it was too dangerous, he'd say, 'You don't understand.' "
Ms. LALONDE didn't find out about her husband's death for nearly two days. She and Maxine had gone to a chalet near Mont Tremblant. Mr. MacKINNON had planned to spend some time flying, then join them later in the week.
When the Ontario Provincial Police finally tracked her down, Ms. LALONDE instantly knew what was wrong. "I know what you're going to tell me," she said.
For his fellow aviators, Mr. MacKINNON's crash is yet another reminder of the risks inherent to their chosen passion. "You can't deny it," said Mark RICHARDSON, an airplane builder who shared a hangar with Mr. MacKINNON. "… You train, you study and you prepare, but you can't make it go away."
Mr. MacKINNON was considered a careful, well-prepared pilot. After completing his RV-3, he travelled to Oregon to take training with an RV specialist, even though he was already an experienced flier. "Bruce wasn't a slipshod guy," Mr. LERVOLD said. "He did everything by the book." As he built his RV-3, Mr. MacKINNON consulted with a long list of builders and experts, picking their brains on everything from aerodynamics to metal fabrication.
Mr. RICHARDSON, who watched Mr. MacKINNON take his first flight in the RV-3 in 2006, said other pilots would study his crash in the hope that they might avoid a similar fate.
"You learn from other pilots' experiences," he said. "You just hope that you don't end up providing a learning experience yourself."

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LALONDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-17 published
SHORTT, William " Bill"
Peacefully, Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, at the age of 70. Much loved husband of Linda (STODDART.) Dear father of Suzanne WELCH (Peter) and Glen (Tanis.) Adoring 'Poppa' of Gabrielle WELCH and Pippa SHORTT. Survived by brother Dr. Jim SHORTT, Sarasota, Florida. Will be missed by brothers and sisters-in-law, Gail and Claude LALONDE, Ian and Lorna STODDART, Leslie SHORTT and nieces and nephews Michelle and Paul LALONDE, Dr. Karen STODDART, Allison STODDART, Andrew STODDART, and Scott SHORTT. Bill was the son of Doctor Charles SHORTT and Winnifred (WORSNOP) SHORTT. He graduated in Civil Engineering from University of New Brunswick in 1962 and from the University of Western Ontario in 1964 with an MBA. He worked for the T. Eaton Co for many years, the Toronto Board of Trade and since 1994 USC Registered Education Savings Plans Inc. Since 1998 Bill and Linda lived at Windstone Farm in Beckwith Township, where Bill was able to fulfill his dreams of huge vegetable gardens and growing the 'best garlic'. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of D5 Civic Campus, Ottawa Hospital for the compassionate and excellent care of Bill in the last 2 months. Friends may call at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, Ontario on Friday July 18, 2008 from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 11: 00 a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. For those who wish, a donation to Saint Paul's United Church, Franktown, R.R.#6, 9603 Highway 15, Smith Falls, K7A 4S7 or The Kidney Research Centre, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, tel (613) 562-5800 ext. 8240 would be appreciated by the family.www.barkerfh.com

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LALUMIÈRE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-21 published
JOHNSTON, Peter Arthur Edward (1921-2008)
On February 19 at Victoria Hospice (British Columbia) in his 87th year, loving and beloved husband of Rosanne (née HUGHES) and, before Rosanne, of Valerie (née FAREWELL) who died in 1973, father of Celia (HUNTER,) Geoffrey, Stuart and Sarah (LALUMIÈRE,) grandfather of Kate and Sophie, Isobel, Robert and Hugh, Alison and Caroline, and great-grandfather of Reese. Peter lived a full life. An Honours graduate of the University of Toronto in modern languages and literature, and French in particular, he was a keen traveller, amateur linguist and analyst of Russian affairs during most of the years of the Cold War. As a soldier (1940-45) he served in England, Italy and Holland - Mentioned in Despatches. As a diplomat Peter served in various posts, and ultimately as Canadian ambassador to Indonesia, Czechoslovakia, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. He served as an election observer in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Angola for the United Nations and the Organization of American States, and was the author of the lighthearted memoir 'Cooper's Snoopers And Other Follies'. At his request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Cremation arrangements in care of the First Memorial Funeral Services, Victoria. Condolences may be sent to www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

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