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SHRIDER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-18 published
SHRIDER, William Robert “Hot Dog&rdquo
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at the age of 67 years, Bill SHRIDER of Port Elgin. Beloved husband and best friend for 45 years of Veryl GIBBONS. Father of Wendy and her husband Richard QUIRK of Port Elgin. Grandpa to Cam and Patrick QUIRK. Brother of Louann HARCOURT of Port Elgin, Elizabeth UHRIG and her friend Brad of Kitchener, and Jim and his wife Patti Sue of Port Elgin. Brother-in-law of Gwen HARRON of Owen Sound. Uncle to several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Louie and Mabel SHRIDER, and his nephew Andy UHRIG. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th, 2008. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Southampton Care Centre Resident's Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Interment Tiverton Cemetery. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #340 will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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SHRIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
FARNCOMB, Henry John
After conquering a stroke seven years ago, John was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, July 15th with a severely broken arm and died suddenly at Lions Gate Hospital of a heart attack on Sunday, July 20th, 2008.
John was born in London, Ontario on December 7th, 1935. He grew up on a farm in Burr, Ontario. He attended high school in London and the University of Western Ontario. His business sales career began with Emco Ltd. and ended as general sales manager of Western Canada of Canplas Ltd., being their first employee to retire.
Sports were John's main hobby. He was a Winnipeg Bluebomber during the heyday years of 1959-1960. He leaves his wife, Myrna, sisters, Edith SHRIER (Nick) and Lucy CARTER (Dr. Paul), cousins Don FARNCOMB and John FARNCOMB and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday, July 31st, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Vancouver Branch, would be appreciated. First Memorial Funeral Services 604 980-3451

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SHRUBSALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
SHRUBSALL, Irene Minerva Irene (née MILLS)
Formerly of 93 Huron Street, Stratford passed away at Spruce Lodge, Stratford on Sunday, February 24, 2008 in her 96th year. Born in Chatham she was a daughter of the late Walter Ernest MILLS and Flora Jane (JACKSON) MILLS. Irene was an active member of Central United Church and the United Church Women and was past president of the Stratford Kinnette Club. Beloved wife of Wesley SHRUBSALL whom she married on December 18, 1937. Dear mother of Robert (Bob) SHRUBSALL and wife Judy of Stratford, Ken SHRUBSALL and wife Eleanor of Woodstock, John SHRUBSALL and wife Caroline of Mississauga and Judy LOOMIS and husband Murray of Nevada. Dear grandmother of Blair SHRUBSALL and wife Carolyn, Tracy VICKERS and husband Bryan, Rick SHRUBSALL and wife Sara, Susan IMRIE and husband Jason, Jason SHRUBSALL and partner Megan, Sherry HALL and husband Jim and Jackie CAIRNS and husband Jeremy. Also surviving are ten great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law Harold BRADBURY. She was predeceased by sisters; Kaye BEATTY and husband Gord, Dorothy WATT and husband Robert and Esther BRADBURY, and one brother Ernie MILLS and wife Ethel. Relatives and Friends may call at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and at Central United Church, Stratford on Thursday, February 28, 2008 from noon until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Rev. Cheryl-Ann STADELBAUER- SAMPA will officiate. Interment will be in Avondale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Alzheimer Society through the funeral home.

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SHRUBSALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-10 published
O'LIARI, Eleanor Grace Eleanor
Peacefully, on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at University Hospital, in her 86th year. Predeceased by her husband Ken. Loving mother of Susan (Dan) DAVIES, Scott, Barb LINDSAY (partner Paul) and Nancy LYLE, all of London. Dear grandmother of Dana (Tony) HALES and Sara (Rick) SHRUBSALL. Great-grandmother of Emily and Keanna SHRUBSALL, Lilly and Sophie DAVIES- HALES. Survived by her brother Gary (Sharon) DELANEY. Also remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Buddy (Tom) MULLIGAN and Billie-Jean (Don) McBETH and son-in-law Keith LINDSAY. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Wednesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. Special thanks to the Staff of 4W, University Hospital for all their care and understanding. Memorial donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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SHRUBSOLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-12 published
Londoner helped map kids' studies
University of Western Ontario professor's lifetime works would fill a book.
By Randy RICHMOND, Sun Media, Tues., February 12, 2008
A Londoner who put Canada on the map for millions of school kids has died.
Edward Gustav PLEVA, a father of Canadian geography and Ontario's conservation movement, was 95.
His accomplishments would fill a book. But his biggest influence may have been as editor of The Canadian Oxford School Atlas, shown at right. The yellow- and black-covered collection of maps was common on school desks across Canada from 1957 on.
"People of my generation all grew up with the atlas," said David STOVER, president of the Oxford University Press.
"I would think there are millions of them in print."
PLEVA was editor for the first three editions. Coming up to its ninth printing, the atlas remains Oxford's biggest seller of all time in Canada, STOVER said.
"He never took a penny for it" said Dan SHRUBSOLE, head of the University of Western Ontario's geography department.
PLEVA also helped to create Ontario's conservation authorities, established the geography department at University of Western Ontario and played a lead role in developing the geography curriculum for millions of Ontario school children.
"He had a very significant impact in geography and resource management in Canada," SHRUBSOLE said.
Yet, PLEVA was a "very humble man, very committed to people," SHRUBSOLE added.
A consummate educator, whose name adorns the top award for teachers at University of Western Ontario, and a planner who helped shape the London region, PLEVA lived what he preached, a love of the geographic world.
"He loved camping and hiking, photography and baseball," SHRUBSOLE said.
His love of the outdoors grew naturally from his birthplace, Minnesota.
PLEVA was born May 12, 1912, and earned three degrees -- a bachelor's, a master's and a doctorate in geography -- from the University of Minnesota.
In 1938, Western hired the 26-year-old to teach and establish its geography program.
The Second World War interrupted the plan, when PLEVA served at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C.
Even so, PLEVA found time in 1941 to sit on the committee that developed Ontario's conservation authorities.
At the time, the province was losing its forests to over-exploitation and drought, SHRUBSOLE said.
"The landscape in Ontario was deteriorating."
The government also wanted to find work for veterans who would return after the war.
The result was the 1946 Conservation Act and the 35 conservation authorities that protect Ontario's landscape today.
By 1948, PLEVA had Western's geography department up and running and served as head for 20 years. He retired from teaching in "He was just a great teacher," SHRUBSOLE said.
After his retirement, PLEVA continued to teach some first-year courses.
Graduate students would fill the lecture hall just to hear him speak again, SHRUBSOLE said. "He must have put on quite a show."
So good a teacher was he, that University of Western Ontario named its annual award for teaching excellence the Edward G. Pleva Award.
While teaching, PLEVA found time to chair and sit on several city, regional and neighbourhood planning committees and boards and become the first editor of The Canadian Geographer journal, still published.
In 1969, London honoured PLEVA as "one of Canada's distinguished geographers" and awarded him the Distinguished Community Service Award.
PLEVA died February 7.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Grace and leaves behind sons James of Guelph and Michael of London.
His funeral is Thursday at 2 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home in London.

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