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McAVITY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-26 published
McAVITY, Adine Denise " Dids" (née OLAND)
Of Vancouver, British Columbia passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening January 22, 2008 surrounded by and in the company of her immediate and loving family. Born in 1920, she was the only child of Captain John Eric Woodhouse OLAND of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Denise Victoria OLAND (née HARRIS) of Victoria, British Columbia. Mum grew up in many places including Victoria and Halifax, attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Vancouver, Dalhousie University in Halifax and married John M. McAVITY of Saint John, New Brunswick on December 29, 1941, several weeks before Dad went overseas. While Dad was overseas in Italy and the low countries, Malcolm was born in 1942 in Montreal. Reunited in December 1945, Mum and Dad settled in Rothesay, New Brunswick and welcomed to their family, Eric, born 1946, Frances, born 1948 and Catherine, born 1952. Relocating to Vancouver in 1952 from Rothesay and Kitchener/Waterloo, Mum and Dad remained in their adopted west coast home for the next 55 years building life long Friendships and engaging in their community as active and caring volunteers. Their passion as volunteers was directed heavily towards the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society to which Mum remained devoted for many years. Predeceased by her eldest son Malcolm in July 2001 and by her loving husband of 65 years in July 2006, Mum remained a strong and faithful icon of family for all her children: Malcolm (Patricia GIBSON) of North Saanich, British Columbia, Eric (Judith MAXWELL) of Canmore, Alberta, Frances of Vancouver, Catherine (John KAYE) of North Saanich and her cherished granddaughter Martha, of Canmore, Alberta. Mum was lovingly supported in her last several years of life by her many faithful Friends as well as her caregivers: Rudi, Fatima, Helen, Tericita and Maria. Mum remained a woman of strong faith, humour and love and through the years was a wonderful source of inspiration, strength and comfort. Her love of flowers and music resulted in wonderful contributions of time and devotion to her church as a faithful and long serving member of the altar guild and the choir. A funeral mass will be held to celebrate the life of our mother on January 30, 2008 at Church of Saint_John the Apostle, 5457 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver, British Columbia at 2: 00 p.m. with Very Rev. Mark Hagemoen officiating. Interment will follow at the Veteran's Cemetery, Esquimalt, British Columbia (with Dad and near her father Eric) at a future date.
Kearney Funeral Services
604-736-26 McDOUGALL, Barry Douglas.
(February 25, 1933-January 22, 2008)
Barry loved life and the people of his life. He was a devoted father to three children, a doting grandfather to five, a loving partner, and a dedicated friend. All who knew him are left stronger, richer and better for his inspiration and influence. Born in rural Manitoba, the only son of Ken and Isabel McDOUGALL, Barry grew up in the small towns of Mentmore and Neepawa, where his father operated the grain elevator and his mother ran the general store. The family moved to Winnipeg for Barry's high school years, and Barry subsequently attended and graduated from the Universities of Manitoba (Commerce) and Minnesota (MBA) where he was also a brother in the Phil Delta Theta fraternity. Barry's children Cynthia, Liz, and Scott (from his twenty-seven year marriage to Beverley CHAFE) grew independent and courageous through his strong and consistent support. He encouraged them to know and be active in the world, and to find and create happiness. He gave them opportunities he never had. He supported and joined in their adventures from Turkey to Tortola, Indonesia to Oregon, Ketch Harbour to Courtenay. He slept in their basements and boats and adapted without pause to new cultures and cuisines. He visited his children and their families often, giving reassurance, welcome guidance, and unqualified love. To his grandchildren, Barry was an endless source of noisy fun and loving indulgence. From games like 'posquitoes' and 'Dumb and Dumber', to lifechanging experiences like Outward Bound, his five grandchildren benefited profoundly and unforgettably from his place in their lives. His last ten years were spent in the loving company of Penny Green, of Winnipeg. Although their time together was too short, it was full of fun, adventure, travel and happiness. He loved Penny deeply, and his love extended to her children, family, and Friends who welcomed him into their lives. In December 2007, Barry proposed to Penny, and they looked forward to being married. Barry's warm and genuine interest in people drew a wide array of Friends and relationships. He collected, cared and clipped news stories for Friends around the world. In recent days, Friends have remembered him as 'a true gentleman', 'second father', 'mentor', 'loyal', 'generous', and 'thoughtful'. Barry was dedicated in his career as a partner in the consulting practice at Deloitte (and precursor firms). Many of his partners became close Friends, and his work was a source of immense satisfaction. He traveled the world, worked creatively and diligently for clients and Friends, and enjoyed it all. His career was long and successful, and his ultimate retirement from the firm was more of a guideline than a rule. Diagnosed with prostate cancer more than a decade ago, Barry fought and survived for many years but eventually, peacefully and with dignity, succumbed. With that in mind, donations may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice. Barry was a great lover of jazz, and served on the Board of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. In that spirit, a celebration of his life will be held at Café Paradiso, 199 Bank Street, on Monday January 28, 2008 from 6: 30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Spoken tributes, anecdotes, roasts and toasts will be welcome between 7: 30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Written tributes and photographs are also invited at smcdougall@terrachoice.com. Calls welcome at 613.324.4798. Wassail, wassail

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McAVITY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-29 published
McAVITY, Adine Denise " Dids" (née OLAND)
Of Vancouver, British Columbia passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening January 22, 2008 surrounded by and in the company of her immediate and loving family. Born in 1920, she was the only child of Captain John Eric Woodhouse OLAND of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Denise Victoria OLAND (née HARRIS) of Victoria, British Columbia. Mum grew up in many places including Victoria and Halifax, attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Vancouver, Dalhousie University in Halifax and married John M. McAVITY of Saint John, New Brunswick on December 29, 1941, several weeks before Dad went overseas. While Dad was overseas in Italy and the low countries, Malcolm was born in 1942 in Montreal. Reunited in December 1945, Mum and Dad settled in Rothesay, New Brunswick and welcomed to their family, Eric, born 1946, Frances, born 1948 and Catherine, born 1952. Relocating to Vancouver in 1952 from Rothesay and Kitchener/Waterloo, Mum and Dad remained in their adopted west coast home for the next 55 years building life long Friendships and engaging in their community as active and caring volunteers. Their passion as volunteers was directed heavily towards the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society to which Mum remained devoted for many years. Predeceased by her eldest son Malcolm in July 2001 and by her loving husband of 65 years in July 2006, Mum remained a strong and faithful icon of family for all her children: Malcolm (Patricia GIBSON) of North Saanich, British Columbia, Eric (Judith MAXWELL) of Canmore, Alberta, Frances of Vancouver, Catherine (John KAYE) of North Saanich and her cherished granddaughter Martha, of Canmore, Alberta. Mum was lovingly supported in her last several years of life by her many faithful Friends as well as her caregivers: Rudi, Fatima, Helen, Tericita and Maria. Mum remained a woman of strong faith, humour and love and through the years was a wonderful source of inspiration, strength and comfort. Her love of flowers and music resulted in wonderful contributions of time and devotion to her church as a faithful and long serving member of the altar guild and the choir. A funeral mass will be held to celebrate the life of our mother on January 30, 2008 at Church of Saint_John the Apostle, 5457 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver, British Columbia at 2: 00 p.m. with Very Rev. Mark Hagemoen officiating. Interment will follow at the Veteran's Cemetery, Esquimalt, British Columbia (with Dad and near her father Eric) at a future date.
Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268

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