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McLACHLAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-05-22 published
Jean Viola WILLIAMSON
The WILLIAMSON family announces with sadness the passing of their mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at Allendale in Milton, Ontario in her 92nd year.
Jean was born on October 14, 1910 on the DEWAR family farm in Carnarvon Twp., daughter of the late William and Harriet {KAY} DEWAR. Predeceased by her husband Russell (May 6, 1974.)
Loving mother of:
DEWAR (predeceased Dec. 6, 1989) and wife Effie of Traverse City, MI, Pat and husband Mike COSTIGAN of Kitchener, Marjorie and husband Dave McLACHLAN of Oakville, Robert and wife Marca of Tehkummah. Cherished grandmother of Robbie and wife Nadine, Janet and husband Brain BESLEY, Michael COSTIGAN and wife Patti HOWARTH, Kathy COSTIGAN and husband Scott MILLER, Lori COSTIGAN, Susan COSTIGAN and husband John MILLER, David and wife Tammy McLACHLAN, Barb and husband Derek TILLY, Allison McLACHLAN. Proud great grandmother of: Julianne COSTIGAN, Taylor and Brenden BESLEY, Ryan and Justin TILLY, Mackenzie and Emma MILLER, Kaitlyn WILLIAMSON, Kelly and Abby McLACHLAN, Nicholas MILLER. Dear sister of: Reginald and Grace DEWAR, Jack and Maud DEWAR, Grenville and Lorna DEWAR (both predeceased,) Marjorie and Cliff VANHORN (both predeceased.) Survived by in-law's Clarice and Jenny WILLIAMSON, Owen and wife Audrie WILLIAMSON and Howard WILLIAMSON. Will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held on Monday May 20, 2002 at Mindemoya United Church. Burial in Mindemoya Cemetery. Jean's greatest love was her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed spending her summers at their camp, Eagle's Nest on Lake Manitou, playing bridge, knitting, crocheting and gardening.

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McLACHLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-16 published
JOHNSON, James Forfar -- Born in Toronto, October 5. 1919, Jim passed away peacefully on November 1, 2002, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy and daughter Cathy, Jim is survived by his daughter Marni, brother Ross and sister Ruth MacLACHLAN. Jim earned an Associate, Toronto Conservatory of Music certificate in piano performance. He played in dance bands and was Cruise Director/pianist on the Great Lakes' Noronic and Harmonic steam ships. In W.W. II, Jim was 1st Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Annoured Corps in Canada, as instructor in tank and infantry and was musical director for ''The Black Berets'' variety troupe out of Camp Borden. Jim earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from Victoria College at University of Toronto. Most of his career was teaching Music at Toronto's Lakeshore Teachers College. In Masonry, V.W. Bro. Jim was Master and for 47 years an active member of University Lodge 496. He was appointed Grand Organist of the Grand Lodge in Ontario in 1986 and was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason and organist of the Toronto Valley A.A.S.R. In Vancouver he was again organist for the Scottish Rite at Capilano Lodge. A seasoned traveller, Jim led tours all over the world. Jim was an active volunteer at Queensway General Hospital and later at North Vancouver's Lions Gate Hospital. After moving to North Vancouver in 1996, Jim sang in musical theatre and in a seniors' choir, becoming choir leader. Jim was well-known for his positive attitude, sense of humour and generosity. He was a ''people person'' and very loyal friend. He will be deeply missed by the many people he touched in his long life. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 9: 30 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2002. A Masonic Service will be held at 10 a.m. and a Memorial Service for the family and Friends at 11 a.m. Please no flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the University Lodge Scholarship Fund.

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McLACHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-24 published
'A decent and delightful human being' is laid to rest
HNATYSHYN remembered and honoured as a man full of laughter, warmth, culture
By Jeff SALLOT Tuesday, December 24, 2002, Page A6
Ottawa -- Ramon HNATYSHYN's family, Friends and country celebrated his life yesterday with laughter, bidding him farewell in state ceremonies on Parliament Hill, during a solemn military march through the windy streets of the capital, and in an ancient Ukrainian funeral rite.
"We lost a decent and delightful human being, and we lost him far too soon," his friend and golfing partner, Peter MANSBRIDGE, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news anchor, said in a eulogy.
Mr. HNATYSHYN, 68, the grand_son of Ukrainian immigrants who rose to the federal cabinet in two Progressive Conservative governments and then went on to serve as governor-general from 1990 to 1995, died last Wednesday of complications of cancer.
Mr. MANSBRIDGE recalled that Mr. HNATYSHYN never seemed to worry about slicing his ball into the woods when Royal Canadian Mounted Police bodyguards accompanied him on the golf course.
A helpful Mountie would locate the ball. Somehow it always seemed to have come to rest in a spot that gave Mr. HNATYSHYN a clean shot toward the green, Mr. MANSBRIDGE said.
The congregation roared. "He would have liked to hear your laugh and the sight of your smiles," Mr. MANSBRIDGE said.
Humour was an important part of Mr. HNATYSHYN's life. On another occasion, at a dinner in a fine restaurant, Mr. HNATYSHYN tasted the wine and pretended to choke and fall out of his seat before grinning at the distraught waiter and giving the "okay" sign.
"He would do almost anything for a laugh" and it was often corny, Mr. MANSBRIDGE said. His wife, Gerda, would roll her eyes and "you could almost hear her say, 'I don't believe he's doing this.'"
Mrs. HNATYSHYN smiled at the recollection.
Another family friend, Senator Yves MORIN, said Mr. HNATYSHYN, usually known as Ray, was a man without pretense and was "full of warmth" for others. He was also a "man of culture," Dr. MORIN said, noting that the Governor-General's Performing Arts Awards were initiated during Mr. HNATYSHYN's time at Rideau Hall.
Archbishop Yurij KALISTCHUK, who presided at the Ukrainian Orthodox funeral rite, said Mr. HNATYSHYN was proud of his heritage.
Even as others of Ukrainian background changed their names to sound more "Canadian," the archbishop said, the aspiring Progressive Conservative politician joked that "he changed his name to HNATYSHYN to get elected in Saskatoon West."
Although the funeral rite was Ukrainian Orthodox, sung and chanted in both English and Ukrainian, the ceremony was conducted in Christ Church Cathedral. The Anglican Cathedral has been a traditional unofficial home church for previous governors-general. Members of the Royal Family have worshipped there when in Ottawa. Prayers were offered by clerics from several other faiths.
About 500 dignitaries, family members and Friends filled the old stone church and others watched the ceremony on a large television monitor in an adjoining hall.
In a written tribute, Governor-General Adrienne CLARKSON referred to Mr. HNATYSHYN as "this beloved Canadian."
She said a photo exhibit at Rideau Hall includes a memorable picture of Mr. HNATYSHYN's beaming face, "showing his understanding and enjoyment of people. He was a decent, fair-minded person, proud of the Canada he served so well."
Ms. CLARKSON, who as Governor-General is commander-in-chief of the Canadian Forces, was en route to the Middle East to spend the holidays with the troops serving there.
The HNATYSHYN family urged Ms. CLARKSON to continue with the trip rather than remain in Ottawa for the funeral.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLACHLIN, the deputy governor-general, represented the Crown.
Prime Minister Jean CHRÉTIEN and former prime ministers Joe CLARK and Kim CAMPBELL attended the ceremony, as did former governor-general Roméo LEBLANC, who succeeded Mr. HNATYSHYN in 1995.
Honorary pallbearers included members of Mr. HNATYSHYN's law firm and Supreme Court Justice Frank IACOBUCCI, who had been a senior official under Mr. HNATYSHYN when he was the federal justice minister.
Among the mourners were members of the diplomatic corps and the lieutenant-governors of four provinces, including Lynda HAVERSTOCK of Saskatchewan, Mr. HNATYSHYN's home province.
Politicians from all political parties attended, including several former cabinet colleagues from the Tory governments of Brian MULRONEY and Mr. CLARK.
Former Saskatchewan New Democratic Party premier Allan BLAKENEY wiped tears from his eyes. "We knew each other as lawyers. Saskatchewan is a small place," he said.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, riding black horses, led the funeral procession from Parliament Hill through the streets of downtown Ottawa to the cathedral. Members of all three branches of the Canadian Forces accompanied the hearse at a slow march. Bagpipes played laments. A bass drum marked the cadence.

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McLAFFERTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-22 published
McLAFFERTY, John Shields -- (President and member of the Board of Directors of Transmetro Properties / Robert McAlpine Ltd. Captain in the Royal Corps. of Engineers, serving in India and Britain during World War 2) Peacefully, at the Etobicoke General Hospital, with his family by his side on Wednesday, November 20, 2002, in his 86th year. Dearly beloved husband of Cathy (nee MURPHY) for over 62 years. Loved father of Ian and wife Angela Deborah; and the late Leslie. Beloved Papa of Quinn, Sean, and Caitlin. Survived by brother Bernard; sisters Alice, and Margaret. Many thanks to the Palliative Care staff at the Etobicoke General Hospital for their compassionate care during his last weeks. Friends will be received at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street W. (1 block east of Runnymede) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 25, at 10 o'clock from St. Gregory's Church, 122 Rathburn Rd. (at Kipling Ave.). Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-14 published
GARRITY, John Patrick -- Suddenly passed away, as a result of a heart attack, on Monday, November 11th, 2002. Beloved son of John and Brigitta GARRITY, brother of Ivan and Christine, beloved father of Kristin and lifetime friend of Wendy McLAREN, husband of the late Kathrine LUMSDEN, step-father of Heather and Diana, grandfather to Nickolas and Samantha and uncle of John Robert. A Memorial Service will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre in Mississauga (1535 South Gateway Rd., 905-602-1580, 2 traffic lights south of Eglinton) on Saturday, November 16th, 2002 at 10 a.m. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation.

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McCLARNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-20 published
GLYNN, J. Leo -- (Retired Toronto Transit Commission Operator) Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Tuesday, November 19, 2002. Leo Glynn, in his 84th year, was the beloved husband and best friend of Cynthia FULLER of Lindsay. Dear brother of Vincent, Edward, Buddy, Charlie, Louise, Violet STACEY and Irene McCLARNEY who are all predeceased. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. GLYNN will be resting at the Stoddart Funeral Home, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (toll free 1-877-427-8434) on Friday, November 22 from 12: 00 noon until 1: 45 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mary's Church, Lindsay at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Lindsay. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 67, Lindsay and visiting comrades are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Friday afternoon for a service at 1: 00 p.m.

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McLAUCHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-22 published
LECLERC, Mary Grace -- Peacefully, in her 95th year, at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Nursing Home in Barrie, Ontario on Tuesday, November 19, 2002. Mary Grace GASSIEN, beloved wife of the late Louis Norbert LECLERC (1978.) Beloved mother of Gertrude SMITH and her husband Don. Loving grandmother of Dianne McLAUCHLIN and her husband Bob and Donna MIYAZAKI and her husband Wayne. Loving great grandmother of David, Matthew and Lauren. Friends may call at the Innisfil Funeral Home, 7910 Yonge Street, Stroud (705-431-1717) on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the funeral home.

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McLAUGHIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-31 published
Carried cans across Canada, selling shows to nascent local television stations
By Carol COOPER
Carrying cans of film across the country, sometimes screening them in feed stores and warehouses, he brought American shows to Canadian homes. John A. MacDONALD, one of Canada's first television-show salesmen has died, aged 72.
Beginning his career in 1958 with Screen Gems, the television program sales arm of Columbia Pictures, Mr. MacDONALD sold shows such as Father Knows Best, Rin Tin Tin, and the Flintstones to buyers at fledgling television stations and helped them develop their programming.
"He was a mentor in those days when I knew very little," said Merv STONE, who spent 28 years as head of programming and acquisitions at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television. As operations manager for CHAT-Television in Medicine Hat, Alta., until 1960, Mr. STONE was among Mr. MacDONALD's early clients.
After 23 years with Columbia Pictures Television, Mr. MacDONALD spent five years as vice-president and managing director of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television Canada, opening its Canadian office in Toronto when he joined the company in 1981.
Respected for his diligence, integrity and knowledge, Mr. MacDONALD belonged to a close-knit group of distributors who worked for competing companies.
"The extraordinary thing about this fraternity was that we admired each other, we were all Friends, and there was never any knifing in the back," said David McLAUGHLIN, once a distributor for Warner Bros. and later Mr. MacDONALD's boss and friend. "If a client said: 'I'm interested in such and such a show,' we never said: 'Oh, that's terrible. What you need is my show, because it's so much better.'"
The affable and articulate Mr. MacDONALD was also known for his sense of humour and for an ability to mimic. "Whenever we met, it was never a simple hello," Mr. McLAUGHIN said. "It was usually show-biz - showtime. We'd cut up and make gags and in three minutes, we were rolling around, laughing ourselves to pieces."
In fact, like many in the early days of television, Mr. MacDONALD did start out in show business.
Born in Brantford, Ontario, in 1930, he was the only child of Scottish immigrants, his father a ship plater. The family went without a telephone until Mr. MacDONALD was 6 and they belonged to a church that had no minister, organ or choir. Congregation members, including young John, sang a cappella--in harmony.
His father paid him a nickel for each book read and a penny for each word spelled and defined correctly. During his childhood, Mr. MacDONALD absorbed works by Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson. In 1941, the family moved to Victoria, so that Mr. MacDONALD's father could work in the shipyards. Mr. MacDONALD attended Esquimalt High School.
The school's strong arts program whetted his appetite for music and theatre. Mr. MacDONALD appeared in school plays, musicals and the school band. After graduation, he left home to pursue his love of the stage.
While working at a bank, Mr. MacDONALD sang and acted in productions by Victoria's Gilbert and Sullivan Society, then the world's largest, the Victoria Little Theatre and the summer Starlight Theatre at night. Guest actors from the summer theatre, Vancouver's Theatre Under the Stars, where Bruno GERUSSI and Robert GOULET spent part of their early careers, appeared in the Starlight productions. in turn, Starlight actors were invited to audition with Theatre Under the Stars.
Mr. MacDONALD, aspiring to perform full-time, joined Theatre Under the Stars in 1949 and appeared in five productions for each of the following five seasons, including the part of Sly Masterson in Guys and Dolls.
At Theatre Under the Stars in 1951, Mr. MacDONALD, met Sheilagh HENDERSON, a dancer from the Winnipeg Ballet who performed with the company to supplement her winter income. "The singers always liked to take out the dancers," she said. They married in 1953.
With little money, the newlywed Mr. MacDONALD often entertained himself and his wife by playing the piano, improving on his self-taught skill. He loved music, especially jazz and the big bands.
And he continued acting. With the Vancouver Little Theatre MacDONALD played the lead opposite film stars Peggy Ann GARNER and Mercedes McCAMBRIDGE and performed in early Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Vancouver television musicals between 1953 and 1956.
Finally needing a better day job he joined Screen Gems as its western sales representative in 1958, yet continued acting in his spare time. A move to Toronto in 1961 to become eastern sales supervisor left him no time to perform and in 1974, he was promoted to vice-president of sales and director of Columbia Pictures Television in Canada.
While on business trips, his piano-playing ability proved a good companion. Often lonely, he would ask to use the piano in hotel bars, and played requests for those who gathered, said his daughter Jeannie HEROLD.
Having a father who sold television shows didn't gain her any status with her schoolmates, though. Most thought her father repaired televisions. Still they perked up when he got her an autograph of Shirley JONES and David CASSIDY of The Partridge Family.
Despite rubbing shoulders with stars in Hollywood and Cannes, her father remained modest, she said. "He always said: 'They put their pants on one leg at a time. They're just the same as you and me.'"
Mr. MacDONALD loved old musicals and when with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, brought certain films home for family and Friends to view. Once during a poolside screening of the Battle of Britain at friend Alan KEYWORTH's house, a gust of wind blew the screen into the pool. "We got to know the neighbours rather quickly," KEYWORTH said.
A fan of television producer and director Seymour BERNS's stories, Mr. MacDONALD, who liked to talk - a lot - was fond of recounting them. Once in Hollywood, he began to tell a BERNS tale, forgetting that BERNS himself was in the room. As he went on with the anecdote, embellishing and enhancing it along the way, BERNS turned and said: "Shouldn't that story be over by now?."
But Mr. MacDONALD's theatrical bent never ended. He orchestrated the lighting for his wife's ballet-school shows and did son Glen's makeup for Halloween. And as well as being a director of the Broadcast Executives Society from 1972 to 1978 and its chairman in 1974 and 1975, he produced the organization's Christmas luncheon for many years, writing scripts and organizing entertainment.
After one successful event, the crowd of 1,000 in the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto rose to give Mr. MacDONALD, busy directing activities from the control room, a standing ovation. Mr. McLAUGHIN hurled a roll at Mr. MacDONALD, who was behind the control room's glass. Many followed suit and Mr. MacDONALD joined in the fun, ducking to avoid the "hits."
Mr. MacDONALD also helped set up the Ruth Hancock Scholarship for students pursuing a career in broadcasting and revamped the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' award ceremony. He retired in 1987.
As for his very Canadian name: "He always said he was working on the sir," Sheilagh MacDONALD said. Mr. MacDONALD leaves his wife of 49 years, Sheilagh, son Glen, daughter Jeannie HEROLD and six grandchildren.
John A. MacDONALD, actor, salesman; born in Brantford, Ontario, March 25, 1930; died in Markham, Ontario, on November 23, 2002.
Special to The Globe and Mail

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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-31 published
Carried cans across Canada, selling shows to nascent local television stations
By Carol COOPER
Carrying cans of film across the country, sometimes screening them in feed stores and warehouses, he brought American shows to Canadian homes. John A. MacDONALD, one of Canada's first television-show salesmen has died, aged 72.
Beginning his career in 1958 with Screen Gems, the television program sales arm of Columbia Pictures, Mr. MacDONALD sold shows such as Father Knows Best, Rin Tin Tin, and the Flintstones to buyers at fledgling television stations and helped them develop their programming.
"He was a mentor in those days when I knew very little," said Merv STONE, who spent 28 years as head of programming and acquisitions at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television. As operations manager for CHAT-Television in Medicine Hat, Alta., until 1960, Mr. STONE was among Mr. MacDONALD's early clients.
After 23 years with Columbia Pictures Television, Mr. MacDONALD spent five years as vice-president and managing director of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television Canada, opening its Canadian office in Toronto when he joined the company in 1981.
Respected for his diligence, integrity and knowledge, Mr. MacDONALD belonged to a close-knit group of distributors who worked for competing companies.
"The extraordinary thing about this fraternity was that we admired each other, we were all Friends, and there was never any knifing in the back," said David McLAUGHLIN, once a distributor for Warner Bros. and later Mr. MacDONALD's boss and friend. "If a client said: 'I'm interested in such and such a show,' we never said: 'Oh, that's terrible. What you need is my show, because it's so much better.'"
The affable and articulate Mr. MacDONALD was also known for his sense of humour and for an ability to mimic. "Whenever we met, it was never a simple hello," Mr. McLAUGHIN said. "It was usually show-biz - showtime. We'd cut up and make gags and in three minutes, we were rolling around, laughing ourselves to pieces."
In fact, like many in the early days of television, Mr. MacDONALD did start out in show business.
Born in Brantford, Ontario, in 1930, he was the only child of Scottish immigrants, his father a ship plater. The family went without a telephone until Mr. MacDONALD was 6 and they belonged to a church that had no minister, organ or choir. Congregation members, including young John, sang a cappella--in harmony.
His father paid him a nickel for each book read and a penny for each word spelled and defined correctly. During his childhood, Mr. MacDONALD absorbed works by Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson. In 1941, the family moved to Victoria, so that Mr. MacDONALD's father could work in the shipyards. Mr. MacDONALD attended Esquimalt High School.
The school's strong arts program whetted his appetite for music and theatre. Mr. MacDONALD appeared in school plays, musicals and the school band. After graduation, he left home to pursue his love of the stage.
While working at a bank, Mr. MacDONALD sang and acted in productions by Victoria's Gilbert and Sullivan Society, then the world's largest, the Victoria Little Theatre and the summer Starlight Theatre at night. Guest actors from the summer theatre, Vancouver's Theatre Under the Stars, where Bruno GERUSSI and Robert GOULET spent part of their early careers, appeared in the Starlight productions. in turn, Starlight actors were invited to audition with Theatre Under the Stars.
Mr. MacDONALD, aspiring to perform full-time, joined Theatre Under the Stars in 1949 and appeared in five productions for each of the following five seasons, including the part of Sly Masterson in Guys and Dolls.
At Theatre Under the Stars in 1951, Mr. MacDONALD, met Sheilagh HENDERSON, a dancer from the Winnipeg Ballet who performed with the company to supplement her winter income. "The singers always liked to take out the dancers," she said. They married in 1953.
With little money, the newlywed Mr. MacDONALD often entertained himself and his wife by playing the piano, improving on his self-taught skill. He loved music, especially jazz and the big bands.
And he continued acting. With the Vancouver Little Theatre MacDONALD played the lead opposite film stars Peggy Ann GARNER and Mercedes McCAMBRIDGE and performed in early Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Vancouver television musicals between 1953 and 1956.
Finally needing a better day job he joined Screen Gems as its western sales representative in 1958, yet continued acting in his spare time. A move to Toronto in 1961 to become eastern sales supervisor left him no time to perform and in 1974, he was promoted to vice-president of sales and director of Columbia Pictures Television in Canada.
While on business trips, his piano-playing ability proved a good companion. Often lonely, he would ask to use the piano in hotel bars, and played requests for those who gathered, said his daughter Jeannie HEROLD.
Having a father who sold television shows didn't gain her any status with her schoolmates, though. Most thought her father repaired televisions. Still they perked up when he got her an autograph of Shirley JONES and David CASSIDY of The Partridge Family.
Despite rubbing shoulders with stars in Hollywood and Cannes, her father remained modest, she said. "He always said: 'They put their pants on one leg at a time. They're just the same as you and me.'"
Mr. MacDONALD loved old musicals and when with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, brought certain films home for family and Friends to view. Once during a poolside screening of the Battle of Britain at friend Alan KEYWORTH's house, a gust of wind blew the screen into the pool. "We got to know the neighbours rather quickly," KEYWORTH said.
A fan of television producer and director Seymour BERNS's stories, Mr. MacDONALD, who liked to talk - a lot - was fond of recounting them. Once in Hollywood, he began to tell a BERNS tale, forgetting that BERNS himself was in the room. As he went on with the anecdote, embellishing and enhancing it along the way, BERNS turned and said: "Shouldn't that story be over by now?."
But Mr. MacDONALD's theatrical bent never ended. He orchestrated the lighting for his wife's ballet-school shows and did son Glen's makeup for Halloween. And as well as being a director of the Broadcast Executives Society from 1972 to 1978 and its chairman in 1974 and 1975, he produced the organization's Christmas luncheon for many years, writing scripts and organizing entertainment.
After one successful event, the crowd of 1,000 in the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto rose to give Mr. MacDONALD, busy directing activities from the control room, a standing ovation. Mr. McLAUGHIN hurled a roll at Mr. MacDONALD, who was behind the control room's glass. Many followed suit and Mr. MacDONALD joined in the fun, ducking to avoid the "hits."
Mr. MacDONALD also helped set up the Ruth Hancock Scholarship for students pursuing a career in broadcasting and revamped the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' award ceremony. He retired in 1987.
As for his very Canadian name: "He always said he was working on the sir," Sheilagh MacDONALD said. Mr. MacDONALD leaves his wife of 49 years, Sheilagh, son Glen, daughter Jeannie HEROLD and six grandchildren.
John A. MacDONALD, actor, salesman; born in Brantford, Ontario, March 25, 1930; died in Markham, Ontario, on November 23, 2002.
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McLAUGHLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-21 published
NUNNAMAKER, Margaret Fern -- Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital, on Wednesday, December 18, 2002, in her 73rd year. Margaret, loving wife of the late Joe. Dear mother of Catherine (Mrs. Russell WRAY) and Stan and his wife Glenda. Dear sister of Ken SAMLER, Wilma SMITH, and Marilyn COLLIE and the late June SAMLER, Ethel McLAUGHLIN and Terry SAMLER. Grandmother of Russell, Gerald, Carrie and Jason. Great-grandmother of Cassandra and Shane. Friends may call at Giffen-Mack ''Danforth'' Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main subway), on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of a complete funeral and committal service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Private cremation to follow.

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McLAURIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-19 published
STEA, Angelo -- Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 18, 2002. Loving husband of Joni MacLAURIN and wonderful father of Amelia STEA- MacLAURIN. Angelo was born in Sannicandro Di Bari, Italy in 1949 and moved to Canada with his family seven years later. Angelo is the son of dear Maria and the late Raffaele STEA. He will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters: Guiseppe, Vito, Toni, Tina, Lina and Cosimo. Angelo is beloved uncle to Marisa, Lino, Natasha, Sabrina, Vanessa, Raffaele, Marco, Carlo, Cristina, Mara, Justin, Jonathan, Michael and Emily. Funeral and visitation services will be handled by the Ward Funeral Home, for visitation and service times, please call 416-241-4618. If so desired, donations may be made to Wellspring, 81 Wellesley Street, Toronto, 416-921-1928.

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