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"RIM" 2008 Obituary


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RIMANDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-07 published
TRIMBLE, William Burbage Smyth
Educator, died at Sunrise of Aurora on Monday, June 2nd 2008. Born in California, he grew up in Toronto, obtaining his education at the University of Toronto, from which he held four degrees. His education was interrupted by five years of service with the R.C.N.V.R., most of which was spent on loan to the Royal Navy. He served first in Combined Operations and was on the carrier ship M.V. Ettrick when it was torpedoed on its return from the North African landings. He went back to sea as a Fighter Direction Officer, attached to the first squadron of night fighters ever to operate from an aircraft carrier. He was awarded a Mention in Despatches on one of several Murmansk convoys. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lieutenant-Commander. Back in civilian life, he saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. Along with any administrative duties, he always insisted on remaining part time in the classroom. He served as Vice- President of Ryerson, professor of education at the University of Toronto, Vice-President of Humber College and first Chairman of The Board of George Brown College. He and his wife (Dorothy ROBERTSON) spent three years in Lesotho, Africa in the 1970s where he helped to implement a World Bank education project and Dorothy was Field Supervisor for Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. Bill had a gift for writing. His family treasure his letters and stories, but many students will remember his texts, Understanding the Canadian Economy and Basic Economics for Lesotho. While accomplished in his profession, Bill's devotion to family was a priority. A man ahead of his times, he was a sensitive and caring husband and father, actively engaged in the raising of his children. He leaves his wife of sixty-three years, daughters Catherine WOLFE, Virginia WALSH (Michael WALSH) and Margaret NORRIE, son Alan TRIMBLE (Andrea ROTH,) grandchildren Martin WOLFE (Karen HISLOP), Heather WOLFE (Dean RIMANDO), Thomas WALSH, Alan WALSH, Mira TRIMBLE, Rebecca ALTON (Eric ALTON) and Hannah NORRIE, step-grandchildren Joshua McKAY and Oliver McKAY and great-grand_sons Henry and Alexander WOLFE. Bill and his family very much appreciated the compassion and support of Sunrise and Community Care Access Centre caregivers who enabled Dorothy and Bill to remain together during his last years. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will be held at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 17030 Yonge Street, west side of Yonge Street just south of Eagle Street and North of Mulock Drive, Newmarket, on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Friends Service Committee, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7.

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RIMANDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
TRIMBLE, William Burbage Smyth
Educator, died at Sunrise of Aurora on Monday, June 2nd 2008. Born in California, he grew up in Toronto, obtaining his education at the University of Toronto, from which he held four degrees. His education was interrupted by five years of service with the R.C.N.V.R., most of which was spent on loan to the Royal Navy. He served first in Combined Operations and was on the carrier ship M.V. Ettrick when it was torpedoed on its return from the North African landings. He went back to sea as a Fighter Direction Officer, attached to the first squadron of night fighters ever to operate from an aircraft carrier. He was awarded a Mention in Despatches on one of several Murmansk convoys. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lieutenant-Commander. Back in civilian life, he saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. Along with any administrative duties, he always insisted on remaining part time in the classroom. He served as Vice- President of Ryerson, professor of education at the University of Toronto, Vice-President of Humber College and first Chairman of The Board of George Brown College. He and his wife (Dorothy ROBERTSON) spent three years in Lesotho, Africa in the 1970s where he helped to implement a World Bank education project and Dorothy was Field Supervisor for Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. Bill had a gift for writing. His family treasure his letters and stories, but many students will remember his texts, Understanding the Canadian Economy and Basic Economics for Lesotho. While accomplished in his profession, Bill's devotion to family was a priority. A man ahead of his times, he was a sensitive and caring husband and father, actively engaged in the raising of his children. He leaves his wife of sixty-three years, daughters Catherine WOLFE, Virginia WALSH (Michael WALSH) and Margaret NORRIE, son Alan TRIMBLE (Andrea ROTH,) grandchildren Martin WOLFE (Karen HISLOP), Heather WOLFE (Dean RIMANDO), Thomas WALSH, Alan WALSH, Mira TRIMBLE, Rebecca ALTON (Eric ALTON) and Hannah NORRIE, step-grandchildren Joshua McKAY and Oliver McKAY and great-grand_sons Henry and Alexander WOLFE. Bill and his family very much appreciated the compassion and support of Sunrise and Community Care Access Centre caregivers who enabled Dorothy and Bill to remain together during his last years. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will be held at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 17030 Yonge Street, west side of Yonge Street just south of Eagle Street and North of Mulock Drive, Newmarket, on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Friends Service Committee, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7.

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RIMANDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-14 published
TRIMBLE, William Burbage Smyth
Educator, died at Sunrise of Aurora on Monday, June 2nd 2008. Born in California, he grew up in Toronto, obtaining his education at the University of Toronto, from which he held four degrees. His education was interrupted by five years of service with the R.C.N.V.R., most of which was spent on loan to the Royal Navy. He served first in Combined Operations and was on the carrier ship M.V. Ettrick when it was torpedoed on its return from the North African landings. He went back to sea as a Fighter Direction Officer, attached to the first squadron of night fighters ever to operate from an aircraft carrier. He was awarded a Mention in Despatches on one of several Murmansk convoys. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lieutenant-Commander. Back in civilian life, he saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. Along with any administrative duties, he always insisted on remaining part time in the classroom. He served as Vice- President of Ryerson, professor of education at the University of Toronto, Vice-President of Humber College and first Chairman of The Board of George Brown College. He and his wife (Dorothy ROBERTSON) spent three years in Lesotho, Africa in the 1970s where he helped to implement a World Bank education project and Dorothy was Field Supervisor for Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. Bill had a gift for writing. His family treasure his letters and stories, but many students will remember his texts, Understanding the Canadian Economy and Basic Economics for Lesotho. While accomplished in his profession, Bill's devotion to family was a priority. A man ahead of his times, he was a sensitive and caring husband and father, actively engaged in the raising of his children. He leaves his wife of sixty-three years, daughters Catherine WOLFE, Virginia WALSH (Michael WALSH) and Margaret NORRIE, son Alan TRIMBLE (Andrea ROTH,) grandchildren Martin WOLFE (Karen HISLOP), Heather WOLFE (Dean RIMANDO), Thomas WALSH, Alan WALSH, Mira TRIMBLE, Rebecca ALTON (Eric ALTON) and Hannah NORRIE, step-grandchildren Joshua McKAY and Oliver McKAY and great-grand_sons Henry and Alexander WOLFE. Bill and his family very much appreciated the compassion and support of Sunrise and Community Care Access Centre caregivers who enabled Dorothy and Bill to remain together during his last years. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will be held at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 17030 Yonge Street, west side of Yonge Street just south of Eagle Street and North of Mulock Drive, Newmarket, on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Friends Service Committee, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7.

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RIMANDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-18 published
TRIMBLE, William Burbage Smyth
Educator, died at Sunrise of Aurora on Monday, June 2nd 2008. Born in California, he grew up in Toronto, obtaining his education at the University of Toronto, from which he held four degrees. His education was interrupted by five years of service with the R.C.N.V.R., most of which was spent on loan to the Royal Navy. He served first in Combined Operations and was on the carrier ship M.V. Ettrick when it was torpedoed on its return from the North African landings. He went back to sea as a Fighter Direction Officer, attached to the first squadron of night fighters ever to operate from an aircraft carrier. He was awarded a Mention in Despatches on one of several Murmansk convoys. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lieutenant-Commander. Back in civilian life, he saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. Along with any administrative duties, he always insisted on remaining part time in the classroom. He served as Vice- President of Ryerson, professor of education at the University of Toronto, Vice-President of Humber College and first Chairman of The Board of George Brown College. He and his wife (Dorothy ROBERTSON) spent three years in Lesotho, Africa in the 1970s where he helped to implement a World Bank education project and Dorothy was Field Supervisor for Oxfam and Save the Children Fund. Bill had a gift for writing. His family treasure his letters and stories, but many students will remember his texts, Understanding the Canadian Economy and Basic Economics for Lesotho. While accomplished in his profession, Bill's devotion to family was a priority. A man ahead of his times, he was a sensitive and caring husband and father, actively engaged in the raising of his children. He leaves his wife of sixty-three years, daughters Catherine WOLFE, Virginia WALSH (Michael WALSH) and Margaret NORRIE, son Alan TRIMBLE (Andrea ROTH,) grandchildren Martin WOLFE (Karen HISLOP), Heather WOLFE (Dean RIMANDO), Thomas WALSH, Alan WALSH, Mira TRIMBLE, Rebecca ALTON (Eric ALTON) and Hannah NORRIE, step-grandchildren Joshua McKAY and Oliver McKAY and great-grand_sons Henry and Alexander WOLFE. Bill and his family very much appreciated the compassion and support of Sunrise and Community Care Access Centre caregivers who enabled Dorothy and Bill to remain together during his last years. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will be held at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 17030 Yonge Street, west side of Yonge Street just south of Eagle Street and North of Mulock Drive, Newmarket, on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Friends Service Committee, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7.

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RIMMER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
ELSON, Elgin " Archie"
Surrounded by family at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, July 21, 2008. Elgin "Archie" ELSON of Parkhill in his 88th year. Beloved husband for 59 years to Phyllis (WADE) ELSON. Dear father of Larry and Linda ELSON of Parkhill, Linda and Len RIMMER of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Kathy and Glen COCKWILL of Lucan. Jim ELSON of Parkhill, Donna JEFFREY and John WEBSTER of Parkhill, Janet ELSON of Parkhill, Laurie and Warren KELLESTINE of Ailsa Craig, Mark and Suzy ELSON of Ilderton. Dear grandfather to John and Karen. Melinda and Jason, Sarah and Daniel, Jennie and Rich, Jim and Dawn. Greg, Julie. Matt and Chantelle. Richard, Brit, Carrie, Stacey, Amanda, Aleda, MacKenzie, Emily, Calvin and Jackson. Great-grandfather to R.J., Ethan, Declan, Brian, Noah, Skye, Kiera, Christian, Isabeau and Aodhan. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Fred and Kathleen, brothers Calvin, Kenneth and Garnet ELSON, sisters Jean HOWARD, Vera DUPEE, Pearl RAPELJE, Clara PARK and Inez O'REILLY. Elgin "Archie" was a Naval Veteran in the Seconded World War. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, July 24 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Greg LITTLE will officiate. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to Parkhill Medical Centre or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mr. ELSON.

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RIMMINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-27 published
HENDERSON, Ann Elizabeth "Betty" (née KNOLL)
(April 14, 1921-June 26, 2008)
Beloved wife of 62 years to Ren.
Betty is survived by her sister, Mary Louise RILEY (John,) and predeceased by her sister Jean Isabelle.
Loving mother to Children: Ren (Marion), Jamie (Barbara), Ian, Elizabeth JENNINGS (Rob) and Barbara. Predeceased by daughter Pamela.
Loving grandmother to Christie HENDERSON- BIGGAR (Kirk), Sarah HENDERSON, Sarah RIMMINGTON, Graeme HENDERSON (Trish), Anne HENDERSON, Marcus Madot HENDERSON, Scott HENDERSON (Bernice), Julie HENDERSON, Graeme JENNINGS, Tory JENNINGS.
Loving great-grandmother to Charlie, Finlay and Duncan BIGGAR.
After a full, satisfying and eventful life Betty passed peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
Betty was born in Port Colborne and her first career was there in the family shoe business; later, a second career as a remedial teacher with the Carleton and Peel School Boards.
Betty was a proud graduate of Bishop Strachan School and Trinity College, University of Toronto, with Bachelor degrees in Arts and Education.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Doctor SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER for his direction and care and to the professional staff at 4 Centre Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital who made Mother's final days as comfortable as possible.
Flowers are gratefully declined but a donation to the Saint_Jude's Anglican Church Memorial Garden Fund, 160 William Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1C5 would be much appreciated by the family.
There will be no visitation but a memorial service will be held at Saint_Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street in Oakville at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday July 4, 2008.
Reception to follow for Friends and family at The Oakville Club, 56 Water Street in Oakville.
Arrangements entrusted to Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville (905-844-2600). Email condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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