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ROPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-10 published
MYHAL, John
After 87 years of a very full and robust life, John MYHAL passed away at Saint_Joseph's Lifecare Centre on Sunday July 7th, 2008. He is survived and forever rejoiced in by his wife Doris, his children Cheryle OLDROYD (Laurie), Beverly GRENVILLE- MYHAL (Allan HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON,) Gregory MYHAL (Hoa,) and Denise PARRY (Roger,) as well as by his sisters Helen MANTON and Pauline BONYUN. He was a favourite 'Grandad Johnny' to his many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his sisters Kay ROPER, Anne BARNES, and big brother Mike MYHAL. John attended Brantford Collegiate Institute and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the war. After 1945, he returned to Brantford and began his cabinetmaking career on Richardson Street where he created his woodworking masterpieces for the next 60 years. Examples of his superb craftsmanship grace numerous homes and businesses throughout Brant County. In the summer, when not 'at the shop', John could be found perfecting his other passion on the local golf fair ways. He was a formidable opponent, but always a more generous friend and playing partner - he achieved his treasured 'hole in one' late on in his career at the Burford Golf Links. John will be loved and remembered by all for his bighearted spirit, his corny sense of humour, and always 'being there' for family and Friends. Please join our family in celebrating John's modest, but still remarkable and exemplary life. If a man's life can be measured by the firmness and warmth of his handshake, then John had no equal. Visitation will be held at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Rd. N. Brantford, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. And Saturday from 3-5 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place in the Chapel on Saturday at 5: 00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations in John's memory made to the Grand River Conservation Foundation would be appreciated. McCleister 519-758-1553 www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca

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ROPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
WATERS, Gary Ross
(August 26, 1939 to April 2, 2008)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Ross WATERS. He was diagnosed with cancer in October 2004 and with a positive attitude, fought the good fight. He died at home in the care of his family and a wonderful nursing staff. Gary was the cherished husband of Suzanne, the loving father of Ellen and her husband Adrian LEE. He is survived by his mother, Nora O'REGAN, his sister Gayle RAE and her husband Jim, his dear friend and brother-in-law, John and his wife June and his brother-in-law Peter MANN. He was loved by his nephews and nieces; Greg and (Diana) RAE, Melanie and (Adrian) ROBINSON, Jennifer and (Rob) SCHROEDER, Alison and Steve THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Christine and (Christopher) ROPP, Carrie and (Brian) THOMAS, John and Jill MANN. He also greatly enjoyed his many great-nieces and -nephews. Gary and his family deeply appreciated the care and support given him by his dear Friends Doctor Charles and Mary DUNCAN. Born in Willowdale, Ontario, Gary came to St. Catharines at the age of 21 to manage a menswear business at the Pen Centre. He found he had a passion for the business and ran Gary Waters Ltd., for 45 years. His Friends and customers alike supported him as he built the store from 3200 sq. feet to 6500 sq. feet, modeling and remodeling as styles and tastes changed over the years. Gary was driven to accomplish and he enjoyed his relationships with his customers and his suppliers. He retired at the age of 65, and he and his wife Suzanne renewed their love of travel. Gary served on the board of the Pen Centre, was invited to be come a member of the American Men's Retail Association, acted as chairman of the Show Advisory Board for Fashion North, and was the president of Gary Waters Ltd. In 1990, Gary was nominated one of the top ten Canadian Men's Retailers of the Year by his peers. Following Gary's wishes cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Friday April 4, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. A celebration of Gary's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday April 5, 2008 at 11: 30 a.m. followed by the uniting of his Friends and family for a further celebration following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Gillian's Place (formerly known as Women's Place) P.O. Box 1387, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7J8. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

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