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OSTERHOLM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-10 published
FERGUSON, John " Jackie" Michael
Passed away in his 86th year in Toronto on July 7, 2008. Born in Flatlands, New Brunswick to Sarah (FRASER) and William, raised on the beautiful Restigouche River. Devoted husband of 56 years to his loving wife Evelyn (WAKEM) and loving and generous father to Michele and Diane, proud father-in-law to John OSTERHOLM and doting Grampa to Holly, Kevin, Sarah and Rachel. Dear brother to Faye MURRAY (Harold,) Shirley MILLER (Chester) and Margaret FEARON (Hibert,) of New Brunswick. Predeceased by his brothers Clifford (Lena), Reid (Ivy), Paul (Opal), Gerald (Clara), and William (Kaye). Affectionately remembered as Uncle Jackie by many nieces, nephews and cousins across Canada. Faithful member of St. Timothy by the Humber Anglican Church, Ashlar St. Clair Masonic Lodge, the Rameses Shriners Temple and The Royal Canadian Legion. Decorated World War 2 Veteran who joined the Armed Forces while underage and saw active duty overseas. Graduated with Honours from Forestry school in New Brunswick, eventually relocated to Ontario and worked in the aircraft industry for many years, including the famed Avro Arrow. Retired from the Ontario Ministry of Corrections to enjoy a life of leisure, travel to Cuba and cooking. Famous far and wide for his homemade cornbread, biscuits and many types of jams and marmalades. A gregarious, kind hearted, fun loving family man who will be sorely missed by his many Friends and family.
Friends may call the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road, Weston, 416-241-4618 on Sunday, July 13, 2008 from 12: 30 p.m. until service time at 1: 30 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Donations in Jackie's memory may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital in Montreal.

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OSTRANDER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
LEE, Ivy (OSTRANDER)
Entered into rest in Brampton Civic Hospital, on Monday, February 25, 2008 in her 81st year. Ivy (OSTRANDER) LEE, beloved wife of the late John LEE. Dear mother of Janet LEE (Dan NOLAN) of Scarborough.. and Debbie (Ed) RUSSELL of Dundalk. Loving grandmother of James RUSSELL (Meegan ROSE) of Dundalk and Justin RUSSELL (Celynne REYES) of Brampton. Will be sadly missed by two sisters Marjorie BROOKS and Emma McCORMACK, a brother-in-law Chuck EDWARDS and a sister-in-law Isabel OSTRANDER. Predeceased by a brother E.B. OSTRANDER, and four sisters Myrtle LYON, Martha HARRISON, Ada EDWARDS and Jessie OSTRANDER. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service in the chapel on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Visitation took place on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
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OSTRANDER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-07 published
BOSSENCE, Roger
With sadness we announce the passing of Roger BOSSENCE on May 29, 2008 in his 67th year. Predeceased by mother Marie (Turner) and father Grant, beloved father of Adam ELSDON, dear brother of Judy STEVEN of Ottawa, best friend cuz of Pauline DUNCAN- THRASHER, loving cousin of Rosemary BUDDEN, Richard PRINCKOWSKI and Cathy OSTRANDER all of London. Roger was loved and will be remembered by his niece Jennifer STEVEN of Vancouver, who had fondly referred to him as "Uncle Backward" since she was a toddler. Lovingly remembered by Adam's mother Debbie and sister Becky. Roger's wit and charm will be greatly missed. His memory will endure with loyal Friends and extended family. A memorial service to celebrate Roger's life will be held at Saint_Justin's Church Hall (Ernest and Jalna), London on Tuesday, June 10th from 11: 00 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. Special thanks to all of his Alcoholics Anonymous Friends who helped him along the way. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Westover Treatment Centre or Save the Children

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OSTROM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-29 published
DEGEER, W. Ross
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of W. Ross DEGEER.
Born Toronto July 31, 1936 he died April 27, 2008 after a short stay in the Palliative Care Unit of the Northumberland Hills Hospital. He is survived by his wife Frances (née DUNN,) daughters Lynn Elizabeth (Joseph OSTROM), Susan Gale (Rick DESJARDINS) and his son, William Drew and his grandchildren, Benjamin, Alexandra, Sarah and Yumi Francesca. Ross loved nothing more than having the family together for important occasions so to continue the DEGEER family traditions.
Educated and brought up in Toronto, Ross and his wife, Frances worked together, loved all good things together and demonstrated a mutual respect for each other only to be envied by many couples. In their over 35 years together they enjoyed music and art and exploring the highways and byways and the hills and dales of their beloved England. They also shared a love for their century home in Cobourg as well as collecting interesting things with which to decorate it.
Ross was a man profoundly proud of being Canadian. He was well aware of the obligation that the offspring of the DEGEER family that arrived in North America in 1755 had towards this country.
Throughout his entire life he was involved in organizations that were at the centre of the country and the city. In his formative years, while working as a stockbroker, he was involved in the Toronto Junior Board of Trade, an organization of over 650 young businessmen. As its Chairman, he worked assiduously to persuade Junior Chamber International to hold its International Congress in Canada and in Toronto. With his colleagues he traveled the world promoting his home city.
They were successful and the World came to Toronto in our Centennial year of 1967. For many years in the future the XXII Junior Chamber International World Congress, of which he was President was held up as the example of what a congress should be.
From 1963 and until his death he was an active member of the Albany Club; the bastion of Conservative politics since the time of Sir John A. Macdonald. As its president, in 1973/74, he continued the modernization of the facilities and worked hard at attracting new members to the organization.
Following the Progressive Conservative leadership convention in 1971 that elected William Davis leader and therefore Premier, Ross was hired by Mr. Davis as Executive Director of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario to undertake the challenge of modernizing the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. He was a founding member of the 'Big Blue Machine' and along with many others, instituted new techniques in fundraising, relationship building, campaign organization and campaigning which became the bench-mark for modern politics in Canada and which are very much in use today.
Moving from Party organization to become the Premier's Principal Secretary in 1977 meant working along side the Premier and his cabinet as new policies were devised and implemented. Ross always valued the unique opportunity to work so closely with the man for whom he had such admiration. He always felt that only in this way can one truly appreciate the difficulty in governing such a diverse province as Ontario.
In 1978 Mr. Davis appointed Ross as Agent General to the United Kingdom and Ireland. A post he proudly served for over seven years. With his wife Frances, who was born in England, they moved freely in business and diplomatic circles extolling the virtues of our great province. The son of a Welsh born mother, he and Frances were also able to establish links with this most pleasant land, promoting two way tourism and trade.
In 1985 they returned to Canada where he took up a position with Geac Computers. In 1987 he moved to the international public relations firm of Burson-Marsteller where he became Managing Director of the Toronto office. In 1996 he joined the then Canadian owned public affairs firm, Government Policy Consultants as Vice Chairman, managing the Toronto Office.
In September of 2000 he and Frances returned to London where he was Vice Chairman and Deputy Managing Director of the London office of Government Policy Consultants also serving on the European operating group.
Ross retired from full time employment at the end of 2001 and they returned to Canada to retire to Cobourg.
In retirement he was active in the Anglican church, the art gallery, the historical society and the Architectural Conservancy of Cobourg.
While never diminishing the importance of Canada to his life, Ross on more than one occasion could be heard quoting Doctor Samuel Johnson… "if a man is tired of London he is tired of life for there is in London all that life can offer".
We would like to thank all those in the Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital who provided such exemplary care. Thanks, also, to Doctor David BRODERICK and his wife, nurse Carolyne BRODERICK for their support and counsel.
Friends will be received at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, K9A 1K7 (905) 372-5132 on Thursday evening, May 1st from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service will be held at Saint Peter's Anglican Church, Cobourg, Ontario on Friday, May 2nd at 2: 00 p.m.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Saint Peter's Church, or to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation, Cobourg. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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OSTVIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-17 published
SPROULE, Flora Vivian (née McROBERTS)
In loving memory of Flora Vivian (McROBERTS) SPROULE who passed away at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa, on Sunday, April 27, 2008 in her 98th year. Flora, daughter of Gertrude (BRUCE) and Herbert McROBERTS, beloved wife of Harold SPROULE, loving mother of Catherine and son-in-law Elliott BEHARRELL, loving grandmother of Oonagh, Aaron and his wife Laura, and thrilled great-grandmother of Alexander.
Flora was born August 27, 1910 at Tyrone, Ontario, and graduated from Tyrone Public School, Oshawa Collegiate, Toronto Normal School, and The University of Toronto. Before her marriage in 1944, she taught at Maxwell, Cederdale, and Albert Street Schools in Oshawa. She was involved in The Victorian Order of Nurses, Third Oshawa Brownies and Guides, University Women's Club (charter member), and St Andrew's United Church. Travelling, reading, cottage life, gardening, playing bridge and piano brought Flora great delight, but the greatest joy came from close Friends and her beloved family- her grandmothers, parents, aunts, uncles, thirty-nine first cousins, brothers Bruce and Stewart, and their families: Mary McROBERTS, Pam McROBERTS and Neil, Alanna and Brynn OSTVIK, Bob and Susanne, Corey, and Patrick McROBERTS, Donald, Christine, and Mark McROBERTS, Cecil SPROULE, Jim and Marylyn SPROULE, John and Wiebke, Haldon, Dana, and Kelsey SPROULE, Debi SPROULE and George, Taryn, and Breanne SCOTT, Dorcas FULTON and Donald, Nick and Tony MORRISH.
Great thanks to Sheryl WINACOTT, Jan MADSEN, and the teams at Hillsdale Estates for their compassionate care, conversation and laughter. Thanks to Flora's dear neighbours on Primrose Path and to their families for their cheer. You all made a caring community for Flora and her family.
A celebration of Flora's life will be included in a memorial service in the Worship Centre of Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment has taken place.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of Flora, please consider The Princess Margaret Foundation or Simcoe Hall Settlement House in Oshawa, her favourite foundations.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King Street East, Oshawa, L1H 1B6 (905-433-5558).
Online Condolences may be made at www.mcintosh-anderson.com

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