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TKACHUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
CRIPTON, Doctor Michael J. (1934-2008)
Dr. Michael John CRIPTON 73, died at ProTem Health Services, Gorge Rd., Moncton, on March 27, 2008. Born in Montreal he was the son of the late John and Veronika (TKACHUK) CRIPTON. Doctor CRIPTON's first passion was in helping others. This ability first came to the fore when - as a boy of nine - he was placed in the Weredale boy's home of Montreal after his father (a Ukrainian immigrant labourer) died and his family dissolved. He became a central part of the school and he was placed in a supervisory role at a young age. He often referred to the experiences and struggles that he had with the younger children (and children his own age and older) at Weredale at stages such as bedtime and lights out. His own children benefited from this wisdom at bedtimes! He clearly experienced the first pulls towards his lifelong passions of mentorship, leadership and volunteerism at Weredale. He remained involved at Weredale as a resident and councilor until his graduation from Dental School at McGill in 1957. He went on to practice general dentistry in Fredericton where he met his wife Nancy. After their marriage he returned to Montreal to study Orthodontics and then he moved to Moncton in 1961, becoming the second Orthodontist in the province of New Brunswick at that time. He was a passionate volunteer in his chosen profession of dentistry, where he held many professional, administrative and leadership roles in national and international professional organizations and governing bodies. He served as President of the Canadian and New Brunswick Dental Associations, President of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists and President of the Royal College of Dentistry of Canada. He was also active in international dental organizations including acting as President of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, delegate to Federation Dental International meetings and he chaired the Atlantic section of the American Academy of Dentists. Not surprisingly, one of the skills he was proudest of was his ability to run effective meetings! This was a reflection of his desire to accomplish all that could be accomplished in whatever he did. No task was too daunting for him whether professional or personal and this was the spirit he brought to all of his work. These many organizations and their memberships, and all the people that worked with him benefited from this spirit and his ability to inject it into his leadership roles. Mike was equally passionate about volunteering, helping and leading in civic duty and community service. He served as President of the Moncton Boys Club, Chairman of the National council of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and he was active in fundraising for these organizations. He was a fundraiser for the Easter Seal Campaign, President of the Moncton Rotary club (and had perfect attendance there for 43 years), a District Governor of Rotary and a Provincial President of the McGill University Alumni Association. He loved hockey and served on the Executive Committee of the New Brunswick Hawks. He was a bilingual Councilor at Large of the Moncton City Council from 1970 to 1974 and later served as chair of the 8000 seat Moncton Coliseum Commission. He was active in local business as well co-founding C103 FM in 1988. His contributions have been recognized by many awards such as the top Pierre Fauchard Academy award, and Distinguished service awards from the Canadian Dental and Orthodontic Associations. He was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 and the Builder of Youth award from the Moncton Boys and Girls Club. His greatest enjoyment and likely what he considered to be the greatest of these many honours he enjoyed until the time of his death, being 'Boppy' to his seven grand children. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy (GREEN) CRIPTON; son Michael, Halifax; daughter Mary, Halifax; son Peter (Cara INGLIS,) Vancouver son David (Nadia JENEFSKY,) New York; and son-in-law Harry FITZGERALD (Halifax;) sister Jennie LAROSE and her husband Jacques; and seven beloved grandchildren; Veronika and Max FITZGERALD; Hana, Cara, and Sasha CRIPTON- INGLIS; Benjamin and Stella CRIPTON. He was predeceased by brothers Steve, George, and Billy. Visitation will be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home on Thursday, April 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Mike's life will be held at 4: 00 p.m. on Friday, April 4th, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1005 Main Street, Moncton, New Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the South East New Brunswick Alzheimer's Society or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements under the care and direction of Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton, 506-852-3530. A book of condolences may be signed at www.fairhavenmemorial.ca

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TKACHUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-26 published
JEFFREY, William James, Senior
Went to join his Maker on May 22, 2008. Bill was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on the 8th of August, 1915. He was educated at Norberry School and Glenlawn Collegiate in St. Vidal, Manitoba and Success Business College in Winnipeg.
At the height of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served at various stations as an Administrative Officer. On posting overseas he was assigned to the Intelligence Branch until he retired as a Flight Lieutenant in December, 1945. On return to "Civy Street" he was employed federally as an auditor for 28 years and then provincially for four years.
Bill was predeceased by his loving wife Jean in August 1997, after 55 years of close togetherness. Those left to celebrate his life include daughter Marion and husband Bill McCOMB; daughter Beverley and husband David TKACHUK, grandchildren: Andrea, Jeffrey and Rebecca. Also, son William J. JEFFREY Junior and his wife Mary (née BIALEK.) Also, a brother Herbert and his wife Gay (nee MORRISON) and niece Jacqueline and nephew Gordon. Also numerous Friends from all walks of life in business and pleasure and with whom life became a wonderful adventure.
In living memory of William JEFFREY a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park adjacent to the tree already there in memory of Jean.
Graveside service will be held at the Military Section of Rocky View Cemetery in Calgary, Alberta, and interment will be held in the plot next to Jean's on Tuesday, 27 May, 2008 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
"If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me and your right hand shall hold me".
Psalm 139, vv. 9 and 10
Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

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TKACHYK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-07-25 published
GRIFFITH, Anne
Passed away on July 23, 2008. She will rest in peace alongside her late husband, Bobby GRIFFITH, and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Her warm, sunny smile, kind, generous and compassionate nature, and ever-present sense of humour will be remembered fondly by all, including her beloved daughters Rebecca and Pam, her sister Mary KNULL and her brother Wally TKACHYK and their families, as well as her Friends, neighbours and ex-colleagues from Extendicare Scarborough. All are cordially invited to join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, July 26 at the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E. (one block west of Kingston Rd.) 416-281-6800 for visitation from 10-11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m.

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