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TAFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-09 published
GOODWIN, Patricia Anne (née BUTLER)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, May 7th, 2008, at her cottage in Goderich, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of the late Roy Stinton GOODWIN (May 15, 2006) and dearly loved mother of Dianne TAFF of Lambeth, David CLARK of Saint Thomas and Adam GOODWIN of Ottawa. Dear step-mother of Stephen and his wife Sheila GOODWIN of Ilderton, Christine McMAHON of Vancouver and Philip GOODWIN of Union. Dear sister of David and his wife Shirley BUTLER of England and much loved grandmother of Jason, Amanda, Dale, Hasumi, Tom and Luc. Sadly missed by several step-grandchildren. Life long best friend of Jean CROCKER of England. Patricia was born in England on March 11, 1942, the daughter of the late Phoebe and Ernie BUTLER. She was owner of Brazed Parts Ltd. (1973.) Pat was an avid gardener. A public Memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation Monday 10-11 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. With remembrances to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Nurses Education Program).

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TAFFS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-23 published
MORGAN, David Rees
Born January 16, 1930, passed away peacefully April 13, 2008 at Saint_James Cottage Hospice in Vancouver after a four year fight with Brain Cancer.
David was the National President of Veteran's Against Nuclear Arms, a founding member of Canadians Against the Cruise, a long time member of End the Arms Race, a founding member of the Coalition in Solidarity with the People of Iraq, first treasurer of Stopwar.ca. And more recently in spite of his illness, David who loved to sing, joined the Solidarity Notes Labour Choir.
David was born in India, to Welsh parents, Jock and Violet MORGAN, and at the tender age of 8 was sent to British boarding schools. On graduation, he was conscripted into the Royal Air Force where he was a radar operator serving in Egypt during the Suez crisis.
After his two year service, he came to Canada to study at McGill University and graduated with honours in Geology. In 1963 he received his teaching degree and Slavonic studies at U.B.C. In 1966, he became a Professional Engineer. Over his working career, he alternated between teaching in British Columbia's schools and working in the bush as a geologist. On his retirement, he wrote a book, Sleep Secrets for Shift Workers.
However, David never retired from the peace movement. He worked tirelessly to educate people about the horrors of Nuclear Weapons and the dangers from the hundreds of nuclear armed missiles which can be launched on a moments notice. As a poet, he wrote many poems warning of these dangers and he was happiest reading his poems or giving a talk on the dangers that the world faces from accidental or deliberate nuclear war. David represented Veteran's Against Nuclear Arms on Remembrance Days by going into the schools and telling classrooms of children that "war is a preventable disaster".
David loved children. He has one daughter, Judith TARLAIAN, and two sons, Daniel and Peter MORGAN and from his union with Linda, three step-sons, Sean, Kevin, and Jason PAYNE. David's previous wives are Janet MORGAN and Linda TAFFS. He is also survived by one sister, Patricia MORGAN. He will be missed greatly by all of them.
David was a fighter, someone who refused to compromise, and he will be remembered for the dignity and dedication he brought to the peace movement.
To celebrate David's life, there will be an informal gathering on May 10th from 4: 00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak Street), Vancouver.

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TAFTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
TAFTS, Ruth Marion (née FREY)
Passed away in Burlington, Ontario on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilson TAFTS. Loving mother of Donnie TAFTS of Lacombe, Alberta and Marilyn McDERMOTT and her husband Mark of Burlington. Dear Grandma of Christopher McDERMOTT and Meghann and Daniel EAGLE. Predeceased by her brother Edwin and survived by her brother Gordon FREY. Ruth was a graduate of the University of Toronto class of 1937 in Household Sciences and worked for many years as a registered dietitian at the Queensway General Hospital in Etobicoke. She was a longtime member of Soroptomists International and a committed community volunteer. Mom spent many happy years as an independent resident of Richview Residence in Etobicoke. Heartfelt thanks go to the excellent and amazing staff of Park Avenue Manor for their care and compassion over the last few months.
A celebration of Ruth's life will take place on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Saint_James United Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Etobicoke, at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to Foodshare, to Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign or to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, Burlington.

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