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WRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-28 published
LINKLATER, Harold Fraser
Of Owen Sound, peacefully at his residence with his loving wife at his side on Sunday, April 27th 2008. Harold Fraser LINKLATER in his 91st year. Loving husband of the former Helen COULSON. Cherished father of Doug LINKLATER, of Point Clarke, and Elizabeth LINKLATER and her husband, James TROTTIER, of Milan. Harold is survived by his two grandchildren Jessie FRASER and Dene LINKLATER and his brothers. Harold will be sadly missed by Helen's children, William FINDLAY (Gazelle,) Donald COULSON (Teresa,) Margaret NICKLE (Gerald,) and Helen WRAY (Bert;) her 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family service at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Harold a tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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WRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-02 published
LINKLATER, Harold Fraser
Of Owen Sound, peacefully at his residence with his loving wife at his side on Sunday, April 27th 2008. Harold Fraser LINKLATER in his 91st year. Loving husband of the former Helen COULSON. Cherished father of Doug LINKLATER, of Red Bay and Elizabeth (Liza) LINKLATER and her husband, James TROTTIER, of Manila, the Philippines. Harold is also survived by his two grandchildren Jesse and Dane LINKLATER of Barrie; and his 3 brothers Ken LINKLATER (Reita) of Kincardine, Bryce LINKLATER (Alma) of Jarvis and Gordon LINKLATER (Joan) of Toronto. Harold will be sadly missed by Helen's children, William FINDLAY (Gazelle,) Donald FINDLAY (Teresa,) Margaret NICKLE (Gerald,) and Helen WRAY (Bert;) her 8 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service to celebrate Harold's life at the Kincardine Cemetery on Monday, May 5th, 2008 at 2 o'clock followed by a reception at Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine (345 Durham St..) Rev. Ruth MacLEAN officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Harold a tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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WRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-07 published
LINKLATER, Harold Fraser
Harold Fraser LINKLATER was born on October 1, 1917 in Teeswater, Ontario to Harvey and Gladys (née Mason FRASER) LINKLATER. He was the oldest of three brothers. Until his death all four of them were still living - I'm sure that is a record for four brothers who had survived World War 2. Harold died at 90 and all his brothers are in their 80s. His great-grandparents arrived in Canada from the Orkneys in Scotland in 1852 and some of his great-uncles had come to Canada with the Hudson's Bay Company. The family moved to Kincardine in August 1929 when his father Harvey bought the furniture store and funeral home from W.H.A. MORRISON. He worked helping his father from age 12, but really started that career in 1935 when he finished Grade 12. In 1937-38 he took courses at the Banting Institute and General Hospital in Toronto. At 19 he got his license as an undertaker but couldn't use it until he was 21. He married Nora Elizabeth DIMOND on November 20, 1940. In May 1940 he had joined the Canadian army. He went into Officer training in Brockville and between 1940 to 1943 he was stationed in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. In World War 2 he went overseas in June 1944 before the invasion of France and stayed there until the fall of 1946. He was in the 19th Self-Propelled Regiment. He was a Captain by the time the war ended. His daughter Elizabeth Ann was born in 1949 and son John Douglas in 1951. He was a Rover Scout and became a cub and scout leader. He was on the Kincardine Public School Board for 10 years, belonged to the Rotary Club, the Kinsmen, the Masonic Lodge and was president of the Chamber of Commerce for two years and received an award. In 1970 he was chairman of the Old Boy's and Girls Reunion Committee and won the award of Citizen of the Year. He cherished the silver tray that he was given to him with that inscription. The award was reported in the London Free Press. Ballots were received from as far away as Michigan and from across the province. It was the largest number of ballots at that time and 70 percent voted for him. His pride and joy was the cottage he built on Crab Cove near Red Bay. He bought the lakefront property in 1952 for $350 and in 1953 he and his neighbour Ed HAGEDORN put up the frame. He worked both at the Linklater Funeral Home and the Linklater Furniture Store. From 1966 to 1974 he owned and operated the funeral business by himself. In 1974 at age 57 he sold the Funeral business although he helped the new owner in the summers for 4-5 years afterwards. In 1974 he and Nora bought a place in Lakeland, Florida and started going there in the winters in 1975. Nora died on his birthday, October 1, 1988 after a 48-year marriage. He married Helen Emma HAYES (née COULSON) of Saint Thomas and Lakeland, Florida on July 22 1989. He and Helen lived at the cottage until September 2000 and in Owen Sound since then. They wintered in Lakeland until 1995 when Harold got cancer of the jaw. He survived that as he did a heart attack, strokes, blindness, and several operations. He was tenacious and had a tremendous will to live through all of these ailments until April 2008 when he accepted he was failing. Perhaps being a funeral director had given him this will to live because he had to live with death around him for so many years. Harold is survived by his beloved wife Helen, his daughter Elizabeth (Liza) and her husband James TROTTIER of Manila, Philippines, his son Douglas (Doug) of Red Bay, his grandchildren Jesse and Dane of Barrie, his brothers Ken (and Reita) of Kincardine, Bryce (and Alma) of Jarvis and Gordon (and Joan) of Toronto, and his former daughter-in-law, Dianne LINKLATER of Kincardine; his step-family Helen (and Bert) WRAY of Durham and their children Marla (and Lee) ZWOLMAN of Milton, Kevin and David WRAY; and to Marg NICHOL (and Gerald) of Brampton, Donald FINDLAY (and Teresa) of Campbell River, British Columbia and William FINDLAY (and Gazelle) of Winnipeg; as well as everyone's children and many grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks and affection are extended to dearest Helen, Helen and Bert WRAY of Durham, Fern and Ken FYNN, Linda CRANDALL and Ab LIPSETT and Mary VAN TRIGT, all of Owen Sound for their loving care and assistance over the last years. A memorial service took place on Monday May 5 at the Kincardine cemetery and was followed by a reception at Knox Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were made by Harold's friend Tom WHITCROFT of the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel in Sauble Beach. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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WRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-23 published
GREIG, Robert John
In his 80th year. Passed away at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Dear brother of Muriel WRAY of Stratford. Survived by his brothers-in-law, John WRAY and Arthur MARTIN and his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Lena GREIG, sister Alice MARTIN and brother Elliott and sister-in-law Olive GREIG. Resting at The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Judith OLIVER on Monday morning, May 26 at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes in Lakeview Cemetery. As your expressions of sympathy donations to The Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Visitation on hour prior to the funeral service.

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WRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
JOHNSTON, Etta Marguerite (née DELANEY)
In her 104th year at Chelsey Park Retirement Community, London, Ontario on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Predeceased by her husband Bill, her son-in-law Lee FEELY and her sisters Frances DELANEY, Thurley WRAY and Helen WILEY. Cherished mother of Ted and his wife Priscilla of London, Peggy FEELY of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, Jane and her husband Colin McARTHUR of Mississauga, Jim and his wife Valerie of Calgary. Loving grandmother of Paul, Peter and David Johnston, Mary Ellen REYNOLDS, Cathy PRICE, Stuart McARTHUR and Janet LAMPMAN. Great-grandmother of 17. Etta was born in London, Ontario the eldest child Charles and Lucy DELANEY. She is survived by her brothers Jim DELANEY of Sarnia and John DELANEY of London. During Etta and Bill's 67 years together, they resided in London, Chatham, Hamilton, Sudbury and Etobicoke, where Bill's career in the plumbing and heating industry took them. Together they enjoyed many trips to Britain and Europe as well as winters in Florida. For many years Etta was an ardent volunteer with the Toronto Western Hospital Auxiliary, serving a term as president and was named an honorary life member. Cremation with interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. A service celebrating Etta's life will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road East, London on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 12: 00 o'clock noon. The family wish to thank the wonderful staff at Chelsey Park Retirement Community for the respect, care and compassion which they showed Etta over the past eight years. Donations in Etta's memory to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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WRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
GOODBODY, Doug
Suddenly at the London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Sunday, March 23, 2008, Doug GOODBODY of London in his 40th year. Beloved son of John and Marilyn GOODBODY. Cherished brother of Cynthia BUSSEY and her husband Ken of London, Beverley WRAY of Montreal, David WRAY of White Rock, British Columbia and Nancy McMULLEN and her husband Gerry of Montreal. Also missed by his nieces and nephews Kevin, Alison, Marc, Laura, Ashley, Kylie and Brendan. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, March 27, 2008 from 6-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the celebration of Doug's life will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Doug's honour to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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WRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-26 published
WRAY, Dorothy Margaret (née CROZIER)
Dorothy's family sadly announces the death of their beloved mother in London, Ontario, on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, in her 84th year. Finally at peace after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, Dorothy was born in Croydon, England, the eldest child of Frederick and Dorothy CROZIER. She married Wilbert WRAY (4th Field Ambulance) in 1941 and came to Fort William, Ontario in 1944 with son Don. She worked at Can-Car for the remainder of the war years and later at Sears Canada. She is survived by sons Don (Lynda), Barry (Geri) of Toronto, Bruce (Carole) of London, Ontario and daughter, Debbie (Alex) of St. Albert, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Donna, Lisa and David WRAY, Christopher, Kelly and Corey WRAY, Michael and Elizabeth WRAY and Christopher and Amy WOWK. She is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren and by sisters in England. She was predeceased by husband Wilbert in 1999, her parents, brothers Fred (England), Dougie and sister Jean (Australia,) mother-in-law, Elizabeth WRAY and brother-in-law, Albert. She will be sadly missed by her dear and close friend, Kath DUFFIELD and the other surviving 'British War Brides' still residing in Thunder Bay. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at a later date in Thunder Bay. Details to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer's Society in Dorothy's name would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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WRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
WILEY, Helen June Elizabeth (née DELANEY)
Formerly of London, surrounded by her loving family, peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Sunday, January 13, 2008. She was deeply loved by her two children Lucinda (Bob WILLIAMS) and Tom (Ava HILLIER) and is remembered for her absolute courage, unconditional love and unwavering support. Helen was the adored Gaggee of Marcia THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Harvey McKINNON), Kristen THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Hussain AMARSHI), Todd THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Meghan GARDINER), Bairn WILEY (Robyn) and Eddie and Maxine WILEY. She was Great-Grandmother to James and Ian THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON- McKINNON, Samir, Zayd and Nyla THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON- AMARSHI and Riley WILEY. She is survived by her siblings Etta JOHNSTON and John DELANEY of London and Jim DELANEY of Sarnia. Her Friends Evelyn MacDonald and Jean Messerol were always in her heart. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Lucy DELANEY. She was predeceased by her husband of 37 years, John WILEY, her great-grand_son Hani THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON- AMARSHI, her sisters Frances DELANEY and Thurley WRAY. Helen was a wonderful woman whose life was devoted to family. She lit up rooms with her charismatic energy and enduring beauty. She was a private woman with a mysterious quality that enhanced a dry sense of humour, uniquely her own. Helen always took the high road and was constantly attentive to the needs of family before herself. She taught us the importance of laughter and simple pleasures and instilled within us the importance of tradition and family loyalty. She passed away with a quiet dignity that typified her way of facing adversity. We will miss her and are proud to have had her in our lives. Friends may call during the hour preceding the memorial service which will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, London, on Sunday, January 20 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully acknowledged. Man was made for Joy and Woe, And when this we rightly know Thro' the World we safely go. Joy and Woe are woven fine A Clothing for the Soul divine: - Augeries of Innocence: William Blake

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WRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-02 published
ANDERSON, William
Suddenly on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at the age of 51. Beloved husband of Debbie GUYADER, loving father of Trevor, Mitchell and Katie. Dear son of Betty and the late Ray ANDERSON. Bill will be sadly missed by his siblings Diane WRAY (Brian,) Doug ANDERSON (Pat), Donna CORRIGAN (John), Wendy ANDERSON, Bob ANDERSON (Tricia) and his sister-in-law Kalene MORGAN and his many nieces and nephews. Bill was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother and uncle who loved his family, rugby, traveling and the farm. Bill was an active member of the Kingston Road United Church and the East End Refugee Committee. He had a long and distinguished career in the banking industry. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Rd., Toronto 416 698-2861 on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill can be made to the East End Refugee Committee, care of Kingston Road United Church.

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WRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-21 published
STEPHEN, Lieutenant Colonel Peter John (1921-2008)
It is with great sadness that the family of Lt. Col. Peter STEPHEN announce his passing at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington late Friday July 18, 2008, after a brief illness. He leaves his beloved wife and best friend Virginia May (TRESSAM) and deeply loved daughters Virginia (Harold PEARSE) of Edmonton, and Anne (David GRAY/GREY) of Toronto, sister Mary WRAY, and nephew Ralph PERRY (Brenda, Joelle) with whom he shared a special bond. Predeceased by parents John and Bessie STEPHEN, sister Madeline FRANCIS, brothers-in-law Vincent FRANCIS and John WRAY and grand niece Jacqueline PERRY.
STEPHEN made his mark as a strong and caring leader during World War 2 with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (PL), 1939-1941, and the Cape Breton Highlanders, 1941-1946, serving in Scotland, England, North Africa, Italy, North West Europe, and the occupation of Germany. Upon his return home to Hamilton he rejoined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, serving as Commanding Officer from 1957-1962. His association with the Regiment was a life-long commitment as he continued to contribute through the Senate and regimental projects. STEPHEN worked at Stelco Hilton Works beginning in 1947 and retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Corp of Commissionaires, working with the Halton Regional Police 1984-1999. Second only to his family and his commitment to military service, were his love of the outdoors, northern Ontario, animals in all shapes and sizes, and the exploration of the world through experience and books. Visitation at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Street West, Hamilton on Wednesday July 23, 2008 from 1: 00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 2: 00 p.m. The family's wish is that expressions of sympathy be made with donations to the Habitat for Humanity Brant Doctor Jacqueline Perry Memorial Build (www.habitatbrant.com). Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333.
He died as he led his life - with nobility and dignity.

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WRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
JOHNSTON, Etta Marguerite (née DELANEY)
In her 104th year at Chelsey Park Retirement Community, London, Ontario on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Predeceased by her husband Bill, her son-in-law Lee FEELY and her sisters Frances DELANEY, Thurley WRAY and Helen WILEY. Cherished mother of Ted and his wife Priscilla of London, Peggy FEELY of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, Jane and her husband Colin McARTHUR of Mississauga, Jim and his wife Valerie of Calgary. Loving grandmother of Paul, Peter and David JOHNSTON, Mary Ellen REYNOLDS, Cathy PRICE, Stuart McARTHUR and Janet LAMPMAN. Great-grandmother of 17. Etta was born in London, Ontario the eldest child of Charles and Lucy DELANEY. She is survived by her brothers Jim DELANEY of Sarnia and John DELANEY of London. During Etta and Bill's 67 years together, they resided in London, Chatham, Hamilton, Sudbury and Etobicoke, where Bill's career in the plumbing and heating industry took them. Together they enjoyed many trips to Britain and Europe as well as winters in Florida. For many years Etta was an ardent volunteer with the Toronto Western Hospital Auxiliary, serving a term as president and was named an honorary life member. Cremation with interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. A service celebrating Etta's life will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road East, London on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 12: 00 noon. The family wish to thank the wonderful staff at Chelsey Park Retirement Community for the respect, care and compassion which they showed Etta over the past eight years. Donations in Etta's memory to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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