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SAVAGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-18 published
WALKER, Doctor Wilbert Joseph " Wib"
At Leisureworld Oxford, Ingersoll on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, Dr. Wilbert Joseph (Wib) WALKER, of Ingersoll, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Margaret (SAVAGE) WALKER. Dear father of Lois and her husband John WALKER of Calgary, Alberta and Jim and his wife Heather of Guelph. Dear grandfather of Amy and her husband Jordan COLDHAM, and Ashley WALKER all of Calgary, Alberta. Mr. WALKER was a retired Veterinarian practicing in Ingersoll from 1947. He was a member of the Ingersoll Kiwanis Club for many years as well as a member of Saint_John's Lodge #68, Ingersoll Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Sunday 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alexandra Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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SAVAGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-03 published
SAVAGE, Donna Jean
In loving memory of my mother, Donna Jean SAVAGE, who passed away July 3, 2002. In our home she is fondly remembered Sweet memories cling to her name Those who loved her in life sincerely Still love her in death just the same Loved and missed every day, daughter Donna and Munroe Today recalls sad memories Of a dear grandmother gone to rest And the one who thinks of her today Is the one who loves her best Loved and missed every day, grand_son David.

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SAVAGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-15 published
DELAIRE, Ainsley Catherine
After a year long challenge with brain cancer, at home with Mommy, Daddy and her brother Spencer, on Monday, July 14th, our little girl, Ainsley Catherine DELAIRE, passed away at the age of 7 years. Much loved daughter of Kate (DEMPSEY) and Trevor DELAIRE and big sister to Spencer. Loving granddaughter of Marlene DEMPSEY and John DEMPSEY of Sarnia, Jo-Anne and Barry SHORTT of London and Ray DELAIRE of Montreal. Precious niece of Kim and Claudio AVOLIO, Mike and Stacey WANLIN all of London and Elaine SAVAGE of Sarnia. Fun-loving cousin of Jessica and Zach AVOLIO, Cameron WANLIN and Rachel SAVAGE. Those who knew Ainsley were inspired with the grace and dignity with which she faced her adversity. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday from 1: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Thursday, July 17th, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ainsley are asked to consider the Children's Wish Foundation or the Matthews Hall Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SAVAGE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-20 published
PARTON, Tara
We, The PARTON Family, wish to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of our family and Friends who supported us through a very difficult time with the passing of our dear Tara. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who showed your support through flowers, donations and kind words of sympathies. Special thank you to all Tara's doctors and nurses at the HSC, Dr. SAVAGE, Community Care Access Centre staff including all the caregivers during her many years of illness. Thanks also to Rev. Darren MAY and the ladies of the Jubilee Presbyterian Church who helped with the luncheon after her service. A special mention goes out to Mike FAWCETT at Fawcett Funeral Home for all his help in creating Tara's celebration of life service. Thank you also goes out to the many businesses and organizations who showed their support over the many years of Tara's illness.
Sincerely, Doug, Shannon PARTON and Family
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SAVAGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-24 published
WEIDER, Helena (1906-2008)
Helena died peacefully on January 22, 2008, in her 102nd year at Bay Haven Senior Care Community in Collingwood. This remarkable woman was married to Jozo WEIDER, with whom she founded the Blue Mountain Resort in 1941, which they developed into Ontario's leading ski resort, along with Blue Mountain Pottery. Blue Mountain Pottery also became a major business until it was sold by the WEIDERs in 1965. Helena married Jozo in 1936, after ski vacations at his mountain chalet in Slovakia. The family immigrated to Canada in 1939 and arrived at Blue Mountain in 1941 after stints of homesteading in the Peace River district in British Columbia and ski instructing in Quebec. After Jozo's tragic death in 1971, Helena applied her great energy and ability to traveling and writing and assisting her considerable extended family. She learned to speak and write in Spanish during a long sojourn on the south coast of Spain, where she renovated homes and wrote two books, Mountain Ballad, a narrative poem and Tales from Andalucia, a collection of short stories. On her return to Canada she continued to write and completed a memoir for her family near the end of her life. Helena was crushed when she lost her twin daughters Katherine CANNING and Anna MARIK in 2007, but she retained her indomitable spirit to the end. She is survived by her children George and Helen; their spouses Barbara WEIDER and Don McGILLIVRAY sons-in law Gordon CANNING and Josef MARIK; grandchildren Andrea CANNING, Tessa and Tony MARIK, Alec, James and Gillian McGILLIVRAY, Katherine and Michael WEIDER. She also leaves seven great-grandchildren. The family has made private funeral arrangements, but Friends of the family are welcome to attend a memorial gathering planned for later this year. This is to be held at the Village Conference Centre at Blue Mountain on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. In place of flowers please consider a donation to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation, (705) 444-8645. The family is deeply grateful to Helena's physician, Doctor Peter SAVAGE, and to the staff at Bay Haven, who provided affectionate care during Helena's years there. Friends may visit Mrs. WEIDER's on-line book of condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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SAVAGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-25 published
BINLEY, Mary June (McGOVERN)
(October 5, 1930-January 23, 2008)
Surrounded by her family, Mary June BINLEY went to God with love and faith and comfort. Mary was the executive secretary for Mr. E.P. Taylor and Mr. Charles Taylor, Windfield Farms Ltd. She will forever be remembered by her daughters, Kathleen (BINLEY) SAVAGE and Maura BINLEY, and sons-in-law, Kent A. SAVAGE and Peter F. EWING. The magic of their Grandmother Dee Dee will never be forgotten by Kathleen, David and Connor SAVAGE, and Rose and Thomas BINLEY- EWING. Mary is survived by her brother and best friend, Jim McGOVERN and her beloved McGovern family nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 25th. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 26th in St. Anselm Church, 1 MacNaughton Road at Millwood Road. If desired, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society (Saint Michael's Cathedral Chapter). Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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SAVAGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
SAVAGE, Dorothy Ruth (FROMOW)
Went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in her 87th year after a long journey with Alzheimer's. Beloved wife of the late George SAVAGE (1999.) Loved mother of Ruth (John MILLER), Margaret (David SMYTH), Stephen (Kelly McKAY) and John (Margaret PORTER.) Grandmother of nine. Mom was one whose life sought to demonstrate the love of Christ. The funeral will be in Waterford at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. If desired, donations can be made to Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9 or Key Bible Clubs, 980 Adelaide St. South, Suite 34, London, Ontario N6E 1R3. www.thompsonmottfuneral.com

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SAVAGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-07 published
WASTENEYS, Geoffrey Jennings
Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on May 31st, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Beloved husband of Thelma (née OLSON) and dear father of Hardolph (Heather CLARKE) of Vancouver Island, Catherine of Lindsay, Clare of Guelph, Geoffrey (Michael SAVAGE) of Vancouver and Stephen (Kelly MARSDEN) of Ottawa. Grandfather of Stephen, John, Teo, Freya, Madé, Jamie, Jaya, Roisin, Avalon and Astrid. Predeceased by his siblings; Hardolph, Hortense and Gervase. son of Professor Hardolph WASTENEYS and Clare MILLER, Geoff was born in Berkeley in 1917 and raised in To ronto, where he attended Upper Canada College. He served with the Royal Air Force bomber command during World War 2. Geoff graduated from the University of Toronto in 1949, then moved to Ottawa where he eventually established his consulting firm. He was keenly interested in history, science and medicine, and devoted his energy to many causes. A Memorial Service will be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Condolences/Donations/ Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca

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SAVAGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
BROWN, Albert Leslie " Les," B.Sc.
The family of Les BROWN are saddened by his death on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Toronto Western Hospital. Les was born in New Liskeard, Ontario, on November 8, 1918, the fifth child of George BROWN and Annie SAVAGE formerly of Sheffield. His family were survivors of the Temiskaming fire of 1922. Les attended Public and High School in New Liskeard and graduated from Queen's University in 1943 with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. He served in the Royal Canadian Engineers in World War 2. His working career was with Ontario Hydro head Office. Les is survived by his wife Louise POLLEY whom he married in Toronto September 29, 1945, and two children, Linda REID (Pierce,) Toronto; and Ken BROWN (Kathleen,) Peterborough; and five grandchildren, Ian REID (Joelle,) Toronto Heather REID, Toronto; Fraser BROWN (Julie DEFOY,) Gatineau, P.Q.; Seth BROWN (Sara,) Toronto; and Liam BROWN, Toronto. Also survived by three sisters, Jessie CONNELLY, Newmarket; Lily BEATON, Orillia; and Jean BOND, Barrie; and sister-in-law Lilias PALMATEER, Peterborough and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings George BROWN, St. Catharines; Anne FARROW, Penetanguishene; and Sid BROWN, Agincourt. In 1966-67 Les and Louise built two cottages on Wolf Lake and the forty years he worked and sometimes relaxed there were the best years of his life. He took early retirement and he and Louise moved to a new home in Cavan in 1976, returning to Toronto in 2003 to live in Christie Gardens. Cremation and private interment will take place. A Memorial Service will be held on April 5th at 11 a.m. at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., Toronto. Visitation will be before the service and a time of fellowship and lunch will follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Queen's University Student Financial Assistance Fund, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, or a charity of your choice.

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SAVAGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
SAVAGE, Daphne (née WOOD)
Passed away peacefully on March 12, 2008 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her husband Bill and friend Clare. Beloved mother of Bill and Diane. Cherished grandmother to 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends at Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave., (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121, on Friday, March 14th from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service to be held in the Giffen-Mack Chapel on Saturday, March 15th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Saint John's Norway Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Providence Health Centre in Daphne's memory.

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SAVARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-09 published
KEANE, Shirley Anne (SAVARD)
(August 20, 1942-July 9, 1983)
Mother If I could only speak to her And hold her loving hand No matter all the years apart I know she'd understand. Forever missed by your daughter Deborah Lee KEANE (DEHEDERVARY) of Box 616, Riverton, Manitoba.

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SAVARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
KACK, Milton Joseph " Mickey"
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, March 10th, 2008 at his residence in New Hamburg. Mickey was born 80 years ago, a son of the late Frederick and Evelyn (LOUGHREN) KACK. He was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, New Hamburg. Beloved husband of Anita (GALIPEAU) KACK whom he married June 28th, 1952. Loving father of Dennis KACK and Brenda RENAUD of Etobicoke, Monique and her husband Rick NORTH, and Colleen and her husband Owen FAWCETT, all of Meadowvale. Dear brother of Cecil (Therese) KACK, Frances KACK, Colbert KACK, Kathleen CORRIGAN, Mearl CORRIGAN, Margaret DUFFY and Maureen BROCKLEBANK. Also remembered by sister-in-law Maureen KACK and brother-in-law Jack DUFFY and many nieces and nephews. Mickey was predeceased by brothers Charlie (Rose), Harry, Raymond, Herman (Bertha), Marvin (Mary) and William; by sister Molly (Rolland) SAVARD and by brothers-in-law Earl CORRIGAN, Hubert CORRIGAN and Jim BROCKLEBANK. Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives will be received at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, New Hamburg on Thursday, March 13th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Pablito LABADO officiating. Spring interment in Holy Family (Riverside) Cemetery, New Hamburg. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society by contacting the funeral home at 519-662-1661. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 4: 00 p.m.

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SAVEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-01-27 published
Sparks lit way for many
Mourners share stories of two Lambton teens killed in a car crash.
By Shawn JEFFORDS, Sun Media, Sun., January 27, 2008
Sarnia -- Vanessa CRAWFORD and Brianne DESCHAMPS were remembered yesterday by grieving family members, Friends and hundreds from the community as two sparks extinguished far too soon.
Mourners crammed into St. Luke's United Church for CRAWFORD's funeral, while many of the same people packed the Smith Funeral Home later in the afternoon to attend the funeral for DESCHAMPS.
The 19-year-old girls, who grew up together in Lambton County, died Wednesday in a crash in Ottawa that also killed Mark MacDONALD of Arnprior.
All three attended Carleton University. Mourners from across the province made the trip for both funerals.
"Today we think of Vanessa, Brianne and Mark," said Rev. Stephen SAVEL, who presided over the funeral for DESCHAMPS. " Their lives had hardly begun and then were so quickly and tragically ended."
At St. Luke's church, mourners overflowed into the basement, while others stood along the wall in the church sanctuary to hear Rev. Connie ELLIS.
"In the short time that Vanessa was with us, she learned all of the important lessons about life and love and what really mattered," ELLIS said.
CRAWFORD's family gathered before the service, crying and hugging one another.
Her father, Lee, held a pair of crimson dance slippers in one hand and his wife Annette's hand in the other as the couple made their way into the church.
Friend after friend rose to tell stories of CRAWFORD's adventures.
She was remembered as an accomplished dancer, daring skydiver and good friend.
"We shared everything, clothes and secrets," said her friend Laura TAILOR/TAYLOR. " You shared your dad's sense of adventure and your mom's love of life."
A light snow fell as pall bearers carried CRAWFORD's casket past an honour guard of dozens of dancers from the Shirley Schram School of Dance. Many wept and held each other for support as they placed single red roses on the casket.
At DESCHAMPS' funeral, mourners packed a hallway and the funeral home's main foyer to hear the service. She was remembered as "an old soul" who lived life "in double time."
Her younger sister Brooke told mourners when the two were younger, Brianne would share her bed when Brooke awoke from a nightmare.
"She would hug me tight and tell me everything was going to be all right," she said. "She was my role model, my hero and my best friend."
DESCHAMPS' father Steve shared an e-mail she had sent him shortly before the crash. She jokingly referred to herself as "Bri-Diddy" and promised to pay her parents back if they lent her money to buy shoes for a ball at Carleton.
"Bri, we miss you so damn much," he said, his voice cracking. "We will hold you in our hearts forever."

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SAVIC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-28 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Patric Jon " Ric Chip"
Suddenly at home, on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008. Patric Jon "Ric Chip" WHITE/WHYTE of West Lorne in his 61st year. Ric Chip was the loving husband and best friend of Branka SAVIC. Survived by his father-in-law Richard BRAUMPTON of London and predeceased by his mother Patricia BRAUMPTON (2005.) Also survived by step sister Sherry GABRIELLE (Ben) of London, uncle Karl WORK (Pudge) of Stouffville, cousins Jayne BERNARDINO (John) and Karen (John) LANG, mother-in-law Natalija SAVIC, sister-in-law Rada STOJKOVICH (Douglas) and nieces Anna GROSSI (Wally) and Anita TAGLIONE (Rene.) Ric Chip spent many years working for Hostess-Frito Lay and was a tireless volunteer in the community of West Elgin. He was a life member and past president of West Elgin Legion Branch #221, a member of the West Lorne Optimist Club and Sertoma Club. "All you had to do was ask, Ric Chip was there." Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel, 202 Main Street, Friday, February 29th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from Saint Mary's church, West Lorne on Saturday at 1 p.m. Rev. J. WHITE/WHYTE officiating. Interment Evergreen cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the West Lorne Optimists Splash Pad Project or the Heart and Stroke would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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SAVIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-08 published
Actor enjoyed long Stratford career and doubled as a gifted drama coach
Trained in British repertory and a graduate of a famous London school for actors, he built a highly regarded Canadian career and founded Toronto's George Brown Theatre School
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
Toronto -- Joseph SHAW was a pillar of the Stratford Festival who liked nothing better than to mentor young actors struggling to wrap their tongues around Shakespeare. "I wouldn't be an actor without him," said Alison Lawrence, who was one of the actor-director's first students. "He had great faith in us. He used to say that he would never kick anybody out of school, but that the actual work in the theatre [community] was going to select people."
She recalled a flamboyant teacher whose style sense had never left the 1970s. He'd stride about wearing hip-hugging bell-bottoms, love beads and a shiny white belt, said Ms. Lawrence, who is a regular on the Toronto stage and who co-wrote the three-woman comedy Bittergirl. He wore an ascot, splashed on what seemed like cartons of cologne and puffed at an elegant cigarette holder.
His students adored him, even when he dramatically blew smoke in their faces. He demanded professionalism and insisted they pay careful attention to voice training, movement, dance, music - all the bits and pieces that go with being a well-rounded actor.
Joseph SHAW was born in Lancashire, England, and fell in love with the theatre at an early age.
His first Shakespearean role came while a schoolboy at a British boy's school. He played a woman - Hermia - in A Midsummer Night's Dream. During the Second World War, he joined the Royal Air Force and was assigned menial work until his true talents were discovered. After that, he was put in charge of staging musical shows and skits to entertain the troops and boost morale. As a young man, he studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, also the training ground of Julie Christie, Claire Bloom, Jeremy Brett, Peggy Ashcroft, the Redgrave sisters and many others. In 1949, he won the school's gold medal for acting and spent the next five years appearing with various companies throughout Britain.
In 1954, Mr. SHAW was asked by director Leslie Yeo (obituary, September 25, 2006) to join his London Theatre Company in Saint_John's. "Joe could fit new lyrics to age-old Newfoundland sea shanties and milk all the local sacred cows," Mr. Yeo wrote in his book A Thousand and One First Nights.
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation writer and producer Jeannine Locke recalls meeting Mr. SHAW in Saint_John's more than 50 years ago. "I remember seeing him for the first time, leaning against the fireplace mantel, looking exactly like a school boy for the Jolly Boys Annual, with his blond hair and blue eyes. Very English good-looking in a way I thought all English should look."
In 1962, he moved to Toronto to act and direct at the Crest Theatre. The Crest signalled the beginning of commercial theatre in Toronto, and for 13 years, audiences were treated to local productions. Until then, audiences had been entertained mainly by touring companies from Britain or the United States. Among other actors at the Crest were Richard Monette, Barry Morse, Jackie Burroughs, Frances Hyland, Amelia Hall, Eric House, Martha Henry and Kate Reid.
While working at the Crest, Mr. SHAW moved into what was possibly the only theatrical rooming house in Toronto at that time. The house on Sherbourne Street was owned by Canadian author Shirley FAESSLER and it was alive with actors and dancers and such writers as Margaret Laurence, Adele Weisman and Mavis Gallant. Mr. SHAW met his wife, actor Mary SAVIDGE, by sharing a tiny kitchen with her at the house. In 1960, they exchanged wedding vows in the living room. Their son, Timon SHAW, remembers from an early age always being around assorted groups of thespians and other creative folk. "My father had the most extraordinary character and spirit, whether he was on stage or off. His love and fascination for life and the arts was nothing short of infectious."
In 1962, Mr. SHAW began a long run at the Stratford Festival, occasionally in productions alongside his wife. Among his first roles were Duncan in Macbeth and Pedant in The Taming of the Shrew. "He had a kind of elegance to him," said general director Antoni Cimolino. "He was able to play the leading-man stuff very well, but he also had a wonderful comic sense. Not a low comedian, but he had real status and style, so he had a bit of a chameleon in him."
In the mayor's role in a 1989 run of A Shoemaker's Holiday, Mr. SHAW tucked the back of his cape inside his tights just as he stepped onto the stage. "I heard this great wave of laughter at the right side, and it spread across like a wave at a football field," said Mr. Cimolino. "What was brilliant about this piece of business was that it was the pin that pricked the pomposity of the character and made him human. So, as an artist, he found a way to add something to the whole and make it better."
As a mentor, Mr. SHAW was once particularly helpful to a certain fresh-faced Romeo Montague. Mr. Monette, former artistic director at the Stratford Festival, tells a story in his memoir Rough Magic about how Mr. SHAW arranged a dinner with Sir John Gielgud in 1976. The British actor was in Toronto to perform at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Mr. SHAW came straight to the point: "A friend of mine is a rising young Canadian actor who has just played Hamlet and is about to play Romeo. He'd love to meet you."
A fine evening followed where Dom Pérignon flowed, conversation sparkled, and lobster thermidor was picked dry. Finally, at 2 a.m., quietly urged on by Mr. SHAW, Mr. Monette asked Sir John, arguably the greatest Shakespearean actor of the 20th century, for some pointers on how to play Romeo. "Well, it's very difficult," he replied. "You see, in the first act, you get a crick in your neck from the balcony scene."
In 1975, Mr. SHAW founded Toronto's George Brown Theatre School and served as its artistic director for 10 years. His role as mentor reached profound proportions during this decade.
"He cared tremendously about the theatre in Canada, the future of the theatre in Canada and the future of the young Canadian theatre professionals," said Diana Reis, a teacher who worked with him in the early 1980s. "He built a bridge between the theatre training of old that concentrated on skills classes, dancing, voice, deportment and elocution, to the modern theatre training classes. And at that time, it focused on the Stanislavski-based work that was so popular in America, most specifically by [the American actor] Uta Hagen."
He also revealed great depth in musical theatre.
"Joseph had a lot of experience writing musical shows… he had been doing that in Newfoundland," said Judy Peyton WARD, who worked with him at the theatre school. "He had a great gift in writing musical lyrics [and] he put that to good use at George Brown."
Key to his philosophy was to hire faculty members who came not from academia but from the theatre. A case in point was Ms. Peyton WARD, a successful costume designer and cutter whom he brought from Stratford. She easily transferred her skills to the George Brown curriculum, handing students their own scissors and telling them to cut and sew.
Operating a theatre school and performing fitted neatly into Mr. SHAW's calendar. Typically, he would finish his "season" at the school and head off to Stratford to begin rehearsals.
Inevitably, there was overlap. Toronto actor Dan Chameroy benefited from Mr. SHAW's mentoring while auditioning for a leading role in Cymbeline in 1992. "He was my launching pad when it came to Shakespeare… without his help and assistance, I don't think they would have looked at me seriously," he said. "It was the intimidation of speaking without music underscoring my every word, fear of being out there alone with only words: 'Oh my God, I have to speak Shakespeare.' "
Standing in Mr. SHAW's tiny Stratford living room, he was instructed in breathing, punctuation and how to use his voice in the many ways demanded by the Shakespearean language. "There were so many different approaches to the work that I had never really thought of," Mr. Chameroy said.
Mr. SHAW's own enthusiasm for his trade never flagged. He staged plays and musicals in Montreal, Halifax, London, Toronto and Saint_John's, and in 1979, he played the lead role in Blithe Spirit at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. On television, he appeared in The National Dream, King of Kensington, Street Legal, A Gift to Last and Ray Bradbury Theatre. More recently, he appeared in The Great Defender and Dieppe.
His roles at Stratford included the King of France in All's Well That Ends Well; the title role in Julius Caesar; Dorilant in The Country Wife; Old Adam in As You Like It; Seigneur Anselm in The Miser; John of Gaunt in Richard II; and Abbe Faria in The Count of Monte Cristo. His final roles were Vintner and Archbishop Scroop in the 2006 production of Henry IV, Part 1. By that time he was 85. "I'm sure some people wonder why I continue to act, well past the usual retirement age," he said in the program guide. "The answer is quite simple: I'm still stage-struck."
Joseph SHAW was born January 6, 1921 in Lancashire, England. He died of emphysema in hospital in Stratford, Ontario, on January 9, 2008. He was 87. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary SAVIDGE, in 1982. He is survived by his son, Timon SHAW.

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SAVOIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
McINTOSH, Robert D. (1929-2007)
Passed away peacefully on December 25th, 2007 in Laval, Quebec. Robert leaves a great void in the lives of his wife Johanne SAVOIE, his children Garry (Patricia), Dean (Dolly), Stephen (Katherine), Leanne (Arnis), Karen (Blair), thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, his brother David (Julie), mother-in-law Madeleine, brother-in-law Serge (Michel), extended family and Friends. Born in Toronto on June 13, 1929, Robert was a prominent figure in the jewellery industry. He ended 35 years at Bulova Watch as President in 1981, and continued his career as leader and mentor for many years. Robert loved life and inspired others with his charisma, optimism and energy. A funeral service was held in Laval on December 31, 2007. God Bless.

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