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RIDDELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-18 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Marion Catherine Joy (née HANNA)
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Joy WHITE/WHYTE announces her passing at Central Place Retirement Home on Wednesday July 16, 2008. Joy WHITE/WHYTE (née HANNA) in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Kendall WHITE/WHYTE. Sadly missed by her brothers G. Mel HANNA and his wife Betty of Owen Sound, J. Harold HANNA and his wife Audrey of Calgary, and his sister Geraldine RIDDELL and her husband Hugh of Toronto. Predeceased by her parents George and Alma HANNA. A private family service has taken place. At Joys request there will be no service. Interment of ashes, Markdale Municipal Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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RIDDELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-16 published
McNEE, Donald
Peacefully on February 14th at Kensington Village, with his family by his side, Donald McNEE passed away in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Dolores (née BENFORD) of 54 years. Cherished father of Sherry (Tim) GATTEN, Michael McNEE, Lori McNEE and Joel (Heather) McNEE. Dear Grandpa of Jeremy, Emily, Alana, Hannah, Jazzmyn, Crystal, Candace, Joshua, Kyle, Grace, Rose and great-grand_son Emile. Loved brother of Beverley (Mick) MORRISON and Linda RIDDELL. Family and Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E. on Sunday February 17, 2008 from 1-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Reverend Christopher GATTEN officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Compassion Canada or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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RIDDELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
MOORE, Mary (formerly SMITH, née HUTCHINGS)
At Maitland Manor on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, Mary (HUTCHINGS) MOORE of Goderich in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank SMITH and the late Joseph MOORE. Also predeceased by son Keith SMITH, sisters Lillian and Violet and brothers Jim, Bill and Edward. Step-mother of Ron and Carol MOORE of Goderich, Isabelle and Bob GREGORY of London and special friend of Laura JOHNSON of R.R.#4 Goderich. Also survived by several nieces and nephews including Donna RIDDELL. A private family service was held at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich, on Thursday, June 12, 2008. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation - Connecticut Fund gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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RIDDELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-15 published
FURFARO, Paul Anthony
Suddenly, with his family by his side, on Friday, June 13th, 2008, at University Hospital, Paul Anthony FURFARO passed away in his 35th year. Beloved husband of Julie LEWIS. Dear son of Anthony and Mary FURFARO. Deeply loved by sisters Valerie MENDONCA (Dan) and Angela DECANDIDO (Ugo.) Predeceased by grandparents Annunziato and Vincenza FURFARO and James and Cecilia HAGARTY. Paul will be missed by father-in-law Fred LEWIS (Lillus RIDDELL) and the late Anne LEWIS, brother-in-law Brian (Lori,) nephew Carson, and nieces Ava and Sadie. He will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as colleagues and students in the London District Catholic School Board. Paul's genuine kindness, sense of humour, and passion for family, Friends and sport will be forever remembered. A memorial scholarship will be established in his honour. The family wish to express their appreciation to the exceptional staff at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, and, in particular, to Doctor Karen Bosma, Doctor Tom Jimenez, and nurses Nicole and Sue. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday and Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; prayers will be held at 8: 45 p.m. on Tuesday. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave., on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Entombment at Saint Peter's Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations to Children's Health Foundation or London Health Sciences Foundation (Intensive Care Unit) would be appreciated. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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RIDDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-15 published
Financial Post editor was the godfather of business journalism in Canada
An economist first and journalist second, he understood early the importance of properly covering Bay Street and financial affairs. He also had an uncanny knack for discovering newsroom talent
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- Dalton ROBERTSON was executive editor of The Financial Post back when it was a broadsheet weekly and had enormous influence in the framing of public policy in Canada. He knew his weekly could not compete with The Globe and Mail's daily Report on Business, but using clear writing and solid content, he often scooped the competition.
Every week for more than 20 years, he wrote two front-page columns for the paper. One was an unsigned editorial, called The Nation's Business. The other was the Outlook column, a weekly examination of politics and economics in Canada.
He joined the newspaper in 1955 and, over the course of 32 years, Mr. ROBERTSON became a hugely influential figure in Canadian business journalism.
Dalton ROBERTSON was born in Rhode Island to Canadian parents who returned home soon after his birth. He spent much of his boyhood in Harriston, Ontario, a rural backwater about halfway between Toronto and Lake Huron. Although he came from a distinguished family - one of his grandfathers had been both the mayor of Harriston and a member of Parliament - he grew up relatively poor.
After Harriston High School, he went to the University of Toronto, graduating in 1949. He studied economics at the University of Chicago, although he was never of the Milton Friedman school of thought. Mr. ROBERTSON's politics were capital-L Liberal and he was an admirer of Walter Gordon, who was minister of finance in the Lester Pearson years and a staunch Canadian economic nationalist.
Mr. ROBERTSON worked in the economics and research branch of federal Labour Department for three years. His main achievement there was starting a magazine for the Civil Service Association. His first full-time job in journalism was at Canadian Business magazine, then located in Montreal. He joined the Financial Post two years later, at $500 a year.
He was hired by Ron McEACHREN, a tyrant of an editor who terrified most of his employees. Not Mr. ROBERTSON. They proved to get along well. He learned to mimic Mr. McEACHREN's voice and he liked to telephone reporters and demand they report to the boss's office. The reporters would arrive, shaking in their boots, to find Mr. ROBERTSON waiting outside the door and hugely enjoying his joke.
He took his work seriously, however, and felt passionately about the issues of the day. In 1961, he rose to the defence of James Coyne, the Bank of Canada governor, who was fired by prime minister John Diefenbaker for taking a contradictory attitude to inflation.
"Dalton was firmly against inflation and for the bank's independence," said his friend and colleague Neville NANKIVELL, who was editor of the Financial Post for many years.
During the peak of stagflation in the Pierre Trudeau years, Mr. ROBERTSON chastised the federal Liberals for failing to control inflation. "Restraint, it seems, has been clearly established as all that is needed to cure Canada's persistent twitch towards double-digit inflation," began his editorial of February 7, 1976.
Besides writing editorials, he was sent all over the world to return with essays and long reports on such events as Britain entering the European Community. He was dispatched to Australia to investigate why that country's development was eclipsing Canada's and how that might have shocked Wilfrid Laurier, a prime minister who had famously predicted that the 20th century would belong to Canada.
"The tide of money going into Australian resources - and many other factors as well - suggests that if the 20th century is to belong to anybody, it may be to Australia and not to Canada," he wrote in a long special report in 1971.
Later, as executive editor, he was in charge of just about everything, including running the paper's domestic and foreign bureaus. A slender and outgoing man who was well liked by colleagues, he possessed a distinctive sense of style and a refined fondness for certain cigars. With one eye brown and the other blue, he sported a neatly trimmed beard and dressed well even while at home with Friends. Once, on a trip to the Middle East, he took along a white suit but was discouraged from attending a formal dinner. Canadian embassy officials insisted he stay away; only the local potentate could wear white.
In the newsroom, he was a tough boss who demanded clear writing and accuracy from his stable of writers and reporters. He had "a good eye for hiring and capacity for firing without leaving blood on the floor," said his death notice, most of which he wrote himself.
He was also seen as an early advocate for covering economics and business properly.
"He played a really important role when business journalism was starting to evolve, not just in his own work but in the people he hired," said Christopher WADDELL, a professor of journalism at Carleton University who once worked under Mr. ROBERTSON. " Dalton laid the groundwork for business journalism for the last 25 years."
Over the years, he groomed scores of young journalists and helped launch them in their careers. Among them are Andrew Coyne of Maclean's; Globe and Mail editor Edward Greenspon; Giles Gherson, former editor of the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal; Andrew Cohen, a Carleton University associate professor and author Gordon Pitts, a Report on Business columnist; Richard Blackwell, an Report on Business reporter; and Ian Brown, a Globe feature writer.
"He ran an incubator for business journalists," said Patricia Best, who worked at The Financial Post from 1978 to 1985 and is now an Report on Business columnist. "Dalton was so different. When he hired me, he asked, 'What are you reading?' I said, Alice Munro's short stories, which later I thought might not have been too businesslike. The next day, he hired me and said it was because I was reading Alice Munro."
She became the first woman at The Financial Post to cover the auto industry and came to realize that, while he was kind, he had high standards. "Dalton had faith in people and he took a gamble on them. [But] he was tough as nails. He didn't like any kind of fakery."
On a personal level, he took another gamble in 1981, when he bought a house in southwestern France. After The Financial Post, it was to become his second great passion. Located in the village of Puycelci, about an hour north of Toulouse, it, too, benefited from the ROBERTSON sense of style.
"It was built into the ramparts of the village and Dalton worked at expanding the gardens and the house," said Bea RIDDELL, a colleague at The Financial Post and one of Mr. ROBERTSON's closest Friends. "He was a marvellous host, whether it was in France or at home in Toronto."
He so loved the place that he decided to take early retirement and spend more time there. To better integrate himself in the community, he hired a local person to tutor him in French so that he eventually became fluent.
For many years, he also owned a large house in the Rosedale area of Toronto as well as a cottage in Ontario's Muskoka cottage country. He later sold the Toronto house to concentrate on his property in France.
He had done that sort of thing many times before - he was an adept flipper of real estate, working his way up from the Toronto neighbourhoods of Riverdale and Cabbagetown to the heights of inner Rosedale and then to a choice property in France, all the while keeping a smaller place back home. "You can't make any money in journalism," he liked to say.
Not that anyone ever heard from him when he was in France for long periods - at least not by e-mail. He hated computers. When they arrived in force at The Financial Post, he ignored them. He never owned one, never had an e-mail address and never learned to type with any degree of skill or enthusiasm. "He would retire into his office and write his editorials in long hand, then give them to someone to type them out," Mr. Pitts recalled.
In later years, if Mr. ROBERTSON had to send or receive e-mail, he would get a friend to do it for him using their own account, usually that of his companion, Brian WILKS.
His retirement from The Financial Post in 1987 was a bittersweet event. He was off for glorious France, but leaving his first love behind - a somewhat unrequited love, at that. Years before, he had been openly promised the job of editor-in-chief but then passed over when the time came in the mid-1970s. Executives told him they could not appoint a gay man as the editor of Canada's most prominent business newspaper. Instead, they named Mr. NANKIVELL to the job. By way of compromise, Mr. ROBERTSON became executive editor.
Characteristically, he kept his disappointment to himself and a few select Friends. At his retirement party, he joked that he was leaving for three reasons: the advance of technology the new work ethic that demanded arriving at the office before 10 a.m.; and society's puritanical attitude against smoking.
Dalton Sinclair ROBERTSON was born in Providence, R.I., on October 25, 1927. He died after collapsing in Mexico on January 27, 2008. He was 80 and suffered from lupus. He was 80. He is survived by companion Brian WILKS.

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RIDDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-29 published
JACKSON, Elton Fletcher " Bob"
At Belleville General Hospital on Monday, April 28th, 2008. Bob JACKSON of Trenton in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Mildred (DAVISON) JACKSON. Loving father of Janet RIDDELL and her husband Aubrey of Newmarket, Rev. Barbara McGALE and her husband Bernard of Welland, Douglas JACKSON and his wife Inara of Trenton, Donald JACKSON and his wife Beth of Toronto and the late William Robert JACKSON. Also remembered by sister Elsie COX and her husband Raymond of Burnaby, British Columbia. Dear grandfather of Stefans, Nikolas, Erika and Sarah. The family will receive Friends at the Rushnell Funeral Centre, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 16 Marmora Street, Trenton on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Barbara McGALE officiating. Interment Mount Evergreen Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations to the National Air Force Museum of Canada would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.quintefuneralcentres.com

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RIDDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-03 published
McLOUGHLIN, Joseph P.B., B.A.Sc. 4T8, P.Eng.
Peacefully and with grace, at home with his family, on June 2, 2008, in his ninetieth year. Predeceased in 2001 by his beloved wife, Catherine (née HOAKEN,) and in 1992 by his dear sister, Sheila. He takes with him on his last journey the love and gratitude of his children, David (Brenda,) Elaine (Maj. Chris McLEAN,) and Caroline, and their families. Our father was born in Greenwood, British Columbia, to Joseph J. McLOUGHLIN, M.A., of Cloghere, Co. Mayo, an itinerant schoolmaster and missionary, and his wife, Margaret (née BINGHAM,) the daughter and sister of a family that left Co. Roscommon to homestead in Ontario and Saskatchewan. He served as an artillery officer from 1943 to 1945, joined Ontario Hydro upon graduating as an electrical engineer, and was a valued designer of power protection systems until his retirement in 1984, after which he was recruited for several projects on a consulting basis. We would like to express our appreciation to Dr. John VU, Allison RIDDELL, R.N., and the rest of the palliative care team at Durham Access to Care, and in particular to Jean RAMLACKHAN and Ed SAMONTE for helping our father enjoy his final months in the ease and comfort he so thoroughly deserved. A memorial service in celebration of his life will take place at St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church, 56 Lawson Road, Scarborough, at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, June 6. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.
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RIDDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-21 published
KERSELL, Marnie (née RUTHERFORD)
Marnie KERSELL was born on November 11, 1926. Her parents were Thomas Warriner RUTHERFORD and Rosalind Jane WITTON. Marnie had two sisters, Gay KIMPEL and Jane HANSULD. She grew up in a happy home on Lansdowne Rd. in Galt and met and fell in love with her future husband, George, at Galt Collegiate. They were married for 58 years and shared many interests and Friends. They were truly partners for life.
Marnie was loved, respected and admired by her three daughters, Mary, (Graham CALDWELL,) Jane (David SPARLING) and Ann (Paul RIDDELL, deceased.) She had a very close and warm relationship with her grandchildren, Anna and Scott Caldwell, Beth, Laura, Julie and Cam Sparling and Christine, Grace and Jimmy Riddell.
Her family recognized and appreciated Marnie's many talents and accomplishments. She was an extraordinary woman and, like so many women of her generation, she was a strong, independent thinker, a problem solver and a person who was never daunted by the task at hand.
She was a Phys. Ed. grad from the University of Toronto and was a talented athlete. She was an avid curler at the Galt Curling Club for many years and won the Ontario Mixed Curling Championship in 1962 and the Ladies' Tankard in 1965. Although she enjoyed all sports, golf was her passion. Over the years, she won 24 club championships both here, at the Galt Country Club, and in Florida. She was a member of the four person Ontario Senior Ladies' Team, which won the National Championship in Victoria in 1993. During her golfing career, Marnie had 9 holes-in-one, and shot her age three times. Marnie loved family time and especially enjoyed summers on Georgian Bay. She spent her youth cottaging at Pointe au Baril and later she, George and Gay and Doug KIMPEL built a cottage just up the shore on an island at Bayfield Inlet. Marnie never lost her enthusiasm for swimming, diving, canoeing, blueberrying and fishing. She and George also loved their winters in Florida and entertained many family members and Friends there over the years.
Marnie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She led a happy, fulfilled life. She died on June 19, 2008. It was very hard for us to let her go, and we will miss her greatly.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Epilepsy Ontario, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.
Memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge.

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RIDDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
POTTER, Elene (née DARRAGH)
Peacefully at Bradford Valley Specialty Care on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in her 88th year. Elene (née DARRAGH,) beloved wife of the late Frank POTTER and dear mother of Edith RIDDELL of Toronto, Pamela (Mrs. Bill FRAMPTON) of Holland Landing, and the late Dorothy TRENHOLM, and step-mother of Nancy POTTER and Kathy BERRY, both of Barrie. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Martha McCORDICK of Mississauga. The Celebration of Elene's Life will be held at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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RIDDERBUSCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-26 published
ALJOE, William James
Suddenly as the result of an accident on Sunday, March 23, 2008. “Bill” ALJOE of Hanover, formerly of Durham in his 81st year. Husband of the late Isabelle (née STODDART.) Loved father of Gregory (Virginia WATTS) of Waterloo and Milford Bay, Suzanne (Gerald) of Owen Sound and Michele DOUCET of Waterloo. Sadly missed by grandchildren Michael and Krista KARN, Steven and Lori KARN, Stacey and Jeff GOLDIE, 5 great-grandchildren and sisters Evelyn PATTERSON, Helen SMITH and Ada (Harry) STYLES all of Durham, Beatrice (Hartmut) RIDDERBUSCH and Sharon BURGESS all of Hanover, Lorna (William) ZADUK of Guelph, and Doreen FRYER and Norma BARRETT both of Collingwood. Predeceased by three children Carol, James and Mary and brothers Vernon, Arthur and Murray. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Durham at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Durham Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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RIDDLE 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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RIDDLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-29 published
MERRIFIELD, June Isobel
Peacefully at her home on May 28th, 2008, Mrs. June Isobel MERRIFIELD of London in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Bill MERRIFIELD. Loving mother of Bill and his wife Christine, Donna and her husband Kevin RIDDLE, Carol MERRIFIELD, and Jim and his wife Michelle. Dear grandmother of Chris, Mike and his wife Teresa, Chae, Sienna, Tanys, Mark and Matthew and great-grandmother of Olivia. Special thanks to Barbie FOSTER for her loving care. Friends will be received at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Where the funeral service will be held Friday, May 30th, 2008, at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In memory of June, contributions to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.

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RIDDLE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-07-09 published
BELL, Lily (née REID)
Peacefully on Saturday June 28, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 94th year. Lily of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Wilfred. Loving mother of Carol (Bill RIDDLE,) Ruby (the late Charles MORRIS,) Sylvia BELL, David, the late Raymond and the late Derek. Cherished grandmother of Ian RIDDLE, Kenneth (Michele) RIDDLE, Geoffrey (Bertha) RIDDLE, Allan (Tracey) RIDDLE, Tracey (Maurice BOON), Shauna (Rob LEGROS), Marcus (Allison) BELL and Graig (Irene) BELL and great-grandrnother of 13. Predeceased' by her sister Iris HILL and her brothers Kenneth and Reggie REID. Lily was dedicated to her church and the Womens Missionary Society. She will be fondly remembered in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home - Stayner Chapel Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.. Funeral Service was held at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner on Monday June 30, 2008 at 2 o'clock. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Lily's family. For further information and to sign the on-line guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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RIDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-27 published
RIDE, Faith
Peacefully passed away on Thursday June 26, 2008 with her family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Loved and missed by her husband Jack. Also missed by her children Jennifer BARKER (Michael) and Michael RIDE (Janet) all of Toronto and Scott RIDE (Maeve) of Oakville. Dear Grandma of Conor and Christian BARKER and Maddy, Declan and Bronson RIDE. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Lyn ATTERBURY and Carol BOUROS (Laz) both of Ottawa and her mother-in-law Irene RIDE of Ayer's Cliff, Quebec. She will also be sadly missed by her extended family and many Friends, and will always be remembered for her loving and caring smile. Friends and relatives are invited to the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield on Friday June 27, 2008 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Saint_John the Baptist Anglican Church, Regent Street, Lakefield on Saturday June 28, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences or make donations at
www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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RIDEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
BROWN, Joseph Roland
At Lanark Heights Long Term Care, Kitchener on Thursday, May 1, 2008, Joseph Roland BROWN formerly of Dutton in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (BENNETT) (1983) BROWN. Loving father of the late Sandi BROWN (1998.) Dear brother of Jack BROWN of London. Jim BROWN of Morganton, North Carolina, Jane JOHNSON of Sarnia and Judy RIDEL of Kilbuck, Ohio. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, Sunday 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. E-mail condolences arnfuneralhome2@bellnet.ca

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RIDEOUT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-18 published
BASSOO, Gabriel Christopher
At Saint_Joseph's hospital, London, on Monday April 14th, 2008 Gabriel Christopher BASSOO entered this world at 8: 36 a.m. and quietly left at 10: 24 a.m. In the loving arms of his parents Christopher + Abiola BASSOO. Precious grand_son of Errol + Cheryl BASSOO of London and Margaret WATKINS of Guyana and the Late Rudolph "viking" WATKINS of Jamaica. Great-grand_son of Alice BASSOO of Guyana and Richard MANGAR of Guyana. Remembered and loved by your sister Alexandra BASSOO. Nephew of Shawn BASSOO, Andrew BASSOO, Sean PERIERA, Malcolm WATKINS, Fidel WATKINS, Linden WATKINS, Samora WATKINS, Melissa PERIERA, Santaskee JARNARINE- WATKINS, Shanta. A memorial celebration will be held at the Needham Funeral Home, 520 Dundas St. London, Ontario, Friday. April 18th at 7 p.m. Many thanks to all the support and well wishes from our Friends and family in Canada, U.S.A., Guyana, and around the globe. and a special thanks to our doctor and special staff people who cared for us: Barb DEVMJER, Paul HENNING, Doctor SOMERSET (doctors) and Sheila RIDEOUT, Michele HARDING, Doris SMITH (Nurses). Footprints How very softly you tiptoed into my world. Almost silently, only for a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon my heart.

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RIDEOUT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
SPINGOLA, Margaret Rose (née HAMMOND)
Passed on March 14, 2008 at the Georgetown Hospital, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Frank SPINGOLA since June 5, 1954. Loving mother of Teri LIDBURY (Peter,) Debi ROSKAM (Wayne) and Fran CRAWFORD (Scott.) Proud grandmother to Jason PEMBLETON (Sabrina,) Jennifer (Grant), Justina PEMBLETON, Lindsay (Arron) and Sarah and great-grandmother to Aidan. Honorary mother and grandmother to Marty RIDEOUT (Rick), Brian, Michael, Zach, Auden. Missed and loved by her faithful companion Emma. Survived by her sister Beat BROWN of Hounslow, England. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. In memory contributions to the Princess Margaret Hosptital or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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RIDER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
HARTIN, Everett John
Of London, passed away at his home on February 17, 2008. Survived by his wife Joan, their son John and his wife Joan, grandchildren Adric, Nyssa and Kathleen. Also survived by his sister Iola RIDER and brother Elmer and his wife Georgina and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Daily Bread Food Bank or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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RIDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
With a wrist shot 'like a bullet,' she played hockey for 73 years
There's longevity in sport and then there was the veteran from Bala, Ontario, who competed for most of the 116 years that Canadian women have been playing organized hockey
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
It was on a frigid windswept lake in central Ontario's Muskoka region where Mickey WALKER's parents strapped a pair of bobskates to her tiny feet when she was three years old. As she grew, the girl played shinny with her father and four big brothers. She learned to stickhandle quickly. "If I didn't," she would recall, "I never would have had the puck."
At 12, Ms. WALKER joined her first hockey team with her brother's hand-me-down skates, an old stick (a new one cost 25 cents), and magazines wrapped around her shins for protection. She was 73 when the Ontario Women's Hockey Association recognized her as the oldest woman in Canada still playing, and 85 when she finally stopped skating in regular Monday night scrimmages at the arena in her native Bala, Ontario
She twice contested the Canadian women's championship in the 1930s, and pioneered the growth and development of hockey for girls and women. "She was so dedicated to women's hockey," remarked her friend of 25 years, Hazel McCALLION, the irrepressible mayor of Mississauga who's leading an effort to preserve Ms. WALKER's small mountain of hockey memorabilia. "She always encouraged young girls to get involved."
Ms. WALKER so loved the clean way women played that she spoke out against the violence in today's professional game every chance she could. "These young women play the game the way it should be played - without violence," she told The Muskokan newspaper in 1994. "I hate the violence of the National Hockey League! [Commentator] Don Cherry and the National Hockey League players who promote and play violent hockey should pay attention to those women.
"Great hockey players over the years, whether men or women, have never been violent. Only the goons who can't play the game and are out to injure the great players are violent. They should be barred from the game."
Little got her dander up like Mr. Cherry. "All he does is promote violence in the hockey telecasts and he makes videos out of them and sells them," she huffed in the Muskoka Sun in 1993. (Attempts to reach Mr. Cherry for comment were unsuccessful.)
Her disdain for violence and concern for women and children extended beyond hockey. Over several summers in Bala, she was known for sporting a sweatshirt emblazoned with the words: "My name is Mickey WALKER and I abhor mental, physical and sexual abuse against women and children. It has to be stopped!" She was also a fierce supporter of the death penalty.
She came into the world as Mary WALKER, the youngest of eight children born to Ada Berry WALKER and Captain John WALKER, who worked on Imperial Oil supply boats on the Great Lakes. The clan's Muskoka roots went back to the 1860s (Walker's Point bears the family name). The "Mickey" moniker stuck after young Mary endlessly sang a popular song she learned from the radio: "Mickey, pretty Mickey."
Her athletic skills came naturally. "We were a sports-oriented family," she recalled. "My mother was a beautiful skater and was still skating at 65. My father was a good hockey player well past the age of 50. So, hockey and sports just came naturally to me."
She also excelled at baseball and curling, and canoed well into her 80s.
Ms. WALKER began playing for the Bala girls' team in 1930. Practices were Friday at 4 p.m., and young Mickey so looked forward to them that she devised a way to get out of school early to get to the arena before anyone: She'd begin talking to someone in class until the teacher would holler, "Mary WALKER - out!"
That worked until the principal saw her scurrying along with her skates and stick before school was over. The next time the teacher spied his talkative pupil, she was kept for a half-hour after class.
"Well, that cured me," Ms. WALKER recalled in the 1995 history of women's hockey in Canada, Proud Past, Bright Future, by Brian McFarlane. "I never tried my little trick to get to the arena early ever again."
In 1934, Ms. WALKER's cousin returned to Bala after a stint in the semi-pro leagues in the United States, and joined the men's team in Bracebridge, Ontario, about 50 kilometres away. When he heard that the women's squad in nearby Bracebridge needed players, he told them about Ms. WALKER, who soon got an offer, accompanied by room and board.
When a teammate noticed that the toe of one of Ms. WALKER's skates was worn through, with her sock sticking out, she marched Mickey to her father's hardware store, where Ms. WALKER was handed a pair of $5 CCMs. They were the first new skates she'd ever owned.
She soon developed into her playing height and weight - 5 feet 8 inches, 130 pounds - and in her first year with Bracebridge, played for the national championship against the legendary Preston Rivulettes. The old Bracebridge arena was packed to the rafters. Ms. WALKER and her teammates had never played before such a large crowd and were so nervous, "it took us most of the first period to settle down," she told the Ice Times newspaper in 1991. The fearsome Preston girls, who reigned as champs for 10 years, were used to crowds and won the game 3-1 to retain their title.
Ms. WALKER and a group of Bala girls joined the team in Gravenhurst, about 15 kilometres down the road, for the following season, and again faced the Rivulettes for the national crown. The 1935 outdoor game was a disaster. For one thing, rain had dumped more than two centimetres of water onto the ice surface. "Have you ever tried to stickhandle on water?" Ms. WALKER later pondered. "The puck won't go anywhere."
For another, the champs had singled out Ms. WALKER as the only real threat on the opposing team. They identified her as the one whose wavy hair curled with perspiration (this was before helmets). Cries of "Get Curly!" could be heard from fans and the Preston bench.
Soon, the Rivulettes' big Marm Schmuck came barrelling down a wing straight at Ms. WALKER. " Step into her, Mickey! Step into her!" yelled her brother, Reg, from the stands. She complied, and both went down, but not before the Preston player's stick smashed Ms. WALKER across the nose and left her with two black eyes. "It wasn't an accident," she said, years later. A scar across the bridge of her nose was a lifelong souvenir.
As if that wasn't bad enough, an irate fan tried to swat Ms. WALKER with an umbrella every time she skated by. This time, her team lost 9-1, and the wild hit cemented her distaste for violence in hockey.
The Bracebridge and Gravenhurst teams folded and it was back to Bala until the Second World War broke out. At age 22, Ms. WALKER moved to Toronto to work at a small-arms plant that made Lee-Enfield rifles. Among 7,000 employees, she was soon picked among only a half dozen women to work in the "tool room," where she operated her own machine and earned the resentment of the men. "Girls in the tool room," she later mused. "Unheard of."
Two-and-a-half years later, she married a plant engineer and moved to Mississauga, where she played pickup games on the lake and in backyard rinks. Her daughter, Launi BANNISTER, a onetime figure skater, laughs heartily when asked whether she ever joined in. "Oh God, no! I didn't know what to do with a hockey stick!" Her mother was always chosen first and always shamed the guys with nimble skating and stick handling, and a deadly wrist shot that was "like a bullet."
But the story gets a little murky here. All her family will divulge is that Ms. WALKER endured back-to-back abusive marriages, both ending in divorce. She returned to Bala, alone, at 64.
She dived back into hockey, coaching a girls' team and captaining the Young Tymers, a squad of women over 35. She also started the Ice Girls, who met every Monday night at the arena for informal games. "There were no hockey programs for women or girls," she said about Bala. "So I started one. I'm trying to teach them that hockey is fun."
That's a lesson Ann KNIGHT learned. "She taught us how to stickhandle, how to steal the puck and how to love the game," said Ms. KNIGHT, who played alongside Ms. WALKER for a dozen years.
When Ms. WALKER turned 75, former Toronto Maple Leaf great Darryl Sittler was among dozens of people who sent her birthday greetings. She carried fan mail in her purse from Japan, Australia and the Netherlands.
In gratitude to her boosterism, the Ontario Women's Hockey Association in 1993 inaugurated the Mickey Walker Most Sportsmanlike Award. Ms. WALKER watched the Ontario Women's Hockey Association's ranks swell from a few thousand in 1975, the year it was founded, to about 40,000 players on 2,300 teams today, according to Fran RIDER, the association's executive director.
She loved the fact that women's hockey caught on globally, especially in 1990, the year of the first Women's World Championship, and 1998, when it was first played as an Olympic event. "You don't know how happy I am to see how far women's hockey has progressed," she enthused. "We've got just great players. They can do it all."
At the 1997 world championships in Kitchener, Ontario, she was interviewed by CBS television. The clip caught the eye of the late Charles Schultz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip and an avid hockey fan who had staged the Snoopy Senior Annual World Hockey Tournament in California every year. He sent Ms. WALKER an invitation to play on his team (the 75- to 80-year-olds) but she was battling the flu and couldn't go.
But she was well enough to show up at the 2000 world championship in Mississauga decked out in full hockey paraphernalia, and with her face painted red and white.
Incredibly, Ms. WALKER chain-smoked, starting at 25, and quitting only two years ago after a bout of pneumonia.
She died four days before her namesake trophy was awarded to four-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Botterill, who helped power the Mississauga Chiefs to the 2008 Esso women's national club championship in Charlottetown this month.
Mickey WALKER was born Mary Pearl WALKER in Bala, Ontario, on January 18, 1918. She died there on March 11, 2008 of natural causes. She was 90. She is survived by her daughter, Launi BANNISTER, son Stephen KNIPFEL and grand_son Joseph.

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RIDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
ELSLEY, Kenneth Harold
It is with great sadness that the family announces Ken's passing on June 25, 2008, at the age of 72, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ken was a loving husband to Marilyn, and caring father to Jeffrey and his wife Ellen, David and his wife Susan, Laurie and her husband David ROBINSON, Mark and his wife Carol, and Marnie and her husband Bruce SYER. He was also a very special grandfather to James, Clare, Grace, Griffin, Richard, Nicholas, Olivia, Chloe, Benjamin and Isabelle. Ken is survived by his sister Judy RIDER and predeceased by his sister Pauline MARSH. Born in Brookville, Ontario, Ken graduated from the University of Toronto College of Pharmacy in 1958 and recently celebrated his 50 year reunion. He owned and operated successful pharmacies in Milton and Burlington and continued to practice pharmacy until April of this year - doing what he loved. Family will receive visitors on Wednesday July 2, 2008 at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton (905) 878-2669, from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A celebration of Ken ELSLEY's life will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, 123 Main Street, Milton on Thursday July 3, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. A heartfelt thank you to the staff and volunteers at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville, the Milton District Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers donations to these wonderful organizations would be greatly appreciated.

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RIDLEY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-04-23 published
RIDLEY--In loving memory of Don, husband, father and fantastic
grandfather, who left us May 1, 1997.
Every day in some small way
Memories of you come our way.
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts you are always there.
Loving you always, Jean, Kathy and Kim.

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RIDLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
HARPER, Hilda E.
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on February 16th, 2008, Mrs. Hilda E. HARPER of London in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Gerald L. HARPER (1976.) Loving mother of Dennis L. HARPER and his wife Loraine, the late Joan LINDSAY (1988,) and son-in-law Earl J. LINDSAY. Dear grandmother of Chris and his wife Jennifer, and David. Great-grandmother of Hannah. Also survived by her brothers Allan, Eric, and Aubrey BUTLER and sisters Isabelle BOLTIC and Doris RIDLEY. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and Friends. A celebration of Hilda's life will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Saturday, March 1st, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior to service time. In memory of Hilda, contributions to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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RIDLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
KYLE, Mary (née CURTS)
Peacefully at her residence in Forest with her family by her side on Saturday, April 19th, 2008. Mary (CURTS) KYLE aged 67. Beloved wife of the late Tom (1996.) Loving Kelly DALTON and her husband Will ROWE of Welland and Michael DALTON and wife Toni HALL of Calgary. Loving grandma of Emily ROWE, Tyler and Morgan DALTON. Cherished daughter of Ileen (RIDLEY) and George CURTS of Forest. Dear sister of Barb WHETSTONE of Goderich (late Pete, 2000) and Darlene and Lloyd RICHTER of Arkona. Friend of Ernie FARAZEKAS of Thedford. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd from the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest at 5: 30 p.m. Visitation 2 hour prior to service. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations to V.O.N. gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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RIDLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
DUNCAN, Celeste Margaret " Susie" (McPHARLIN)
At University Hospital, on Saturday, April 26, 2008, Celeste Margaret "Susie" (McPHARLIN) DUNCAN of London, formerly of Windsor, in her 93rd year. Much loved wife of MacDonald W. "Mac" DUNCAN. Dear mother of John M. DUNCAN and his wife Mary Lou of Windsor. Loving grandmother of Kathleen COYLES (Peter) of Windsor and Brian DUNCAN (Cheryl) of Belle River. Great-grandmother of Ashley, Emily, Kevin and Rachel. Predeceased by her son Timothy "Tim" DUNCAN (1989,) her sister Helen RIDLEY and her daughter-in-law Lauren DUNCAN (2000.) Visitors will be received on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. George's Church (1164 Commissioners Rd. W.) on Tuesday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Green Lawn Memorial Gardens, Windsor, on Wednesday at 2: 30 p.m. Prayers Monday at 3: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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RIDLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-03 published
McWILLIAM, Rev. Dr. Joanne E., M.A., PH.D., D.D.
Professor Emerita, the University of Toronto and Trinity College, Toronto, born December 10, 1928, died of cancer, nine years after the first diagnosis, on July 1, 2008. Cherished wife of C. Peter SLATER and beloved mother of Leslie GIRODAY (Philip,) Elizabeth DEWART (George McLAUCHLAN), Sean DEWART (Lori NEWTON), Gonzalo DUARTE, and grandmother of Gabrielle, Genevieve, James, Christopher, Alison, Karen, Geoffrey, Nora, George, Anne Marie, Joanna and Marc Francis. Fondly remembered stepmother of Lynne SLATER (Robert ARPIN), Ruth SLATER (Jim VIVIAN) and Claire SLATER (Ken RIDLEY). Joanne was the first woman to earn a doctorate in theology from Saint Michael's College, the first ordained woman to be tenured on the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College, and the first woman holder of the chair in dogmatic theology at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, U.S.A., in New York. She served terms as Chair of the Department for the Study of Religion in the University of Toronto and as president of the American Theological Society, the Canadian Theological Society and the Canadian Society for Patristic Studies. A longtime director of Advanced Degree Studies for the Toronto School of Theology, she was an internationally acknowledged expert on the theology of Saint Augustine, and always very highly rated as a teacher by generations of students in both arts and theology and by her family. Ordained in 1988, she was, with her husband, an honorary assistant at Christ Church Deer Park. She loved her books, her dogs, and her garden. The family wishes to thank Doctor Amrit OZA and staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital and those from the Mount Sinai Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and related services, who made it possible for her to die at home. Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge Street) on Sunday, July 6 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street (at Heath Street) on Monday, July 7 at 11 a.m. with reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Donations in her memory may be made to Médecins Sans Frontières or Street Haven.

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