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TAIBOSSIGAI o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-04-09 published
Rose Eva DEBASSIGE
March 13 1920 to April 5 2003
Rose DEBASSIGE, a resident of the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, passed away at the Nursing Home on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at the age of 83 years.
She was born at West Bay, daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary Jane (CORBIERE) MIGWANS, and had lived at M'Chigeeng all her life. She had worked as a housekeeper and cook at Lodges for many years. She enjoyed making blankets and knitting, but her favourite pastimes were watching hockey on television and watching her boys and grandchildren play hockey, playing bingo and gardening, and growing her flowers, which she planted up until 2 years ago. Rose was a loved and
loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be sadly missed by all.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Andrew in 1984. Dearly loved mother of Helen CRAWFORD (Ivan predeceased,) Noël DEBASSIGE, wife Mary, Bertha SAIKKONEN (husband Ray predeceased,) Justin DEBASSIGE, wife Jean, Levina YOUNG (husband Jack) Edward DEBASSIGE (wife Tammy,) Tim DEBASSIGE (predeceased,) wife Eleanor, Nellie (predeceased), Elaine DEBASSIGE, Chris DEBASSIGE (wife Barb), Sally HARE (husband Glen,) Earl DEBASSIGE (wife Debbie) and Christy TAIBOSSIGAI (husband Ivan.) Proud grandmother of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Virginia, and predeceased by siblings Rosie, Simon, Charlotte, John, Israel, Margaret (Maggie), Rita, Saraphine, Mark and Stephen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the M'Chigeeng Complex on Monday, April 7, 2003. The funeral mass was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 with Father Bert FOLIOT as celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home

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TAIBOSSIGAI o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-07-09 published
CORBIERE
-Barry "BJ" July 13, 1999.
If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we could
walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken because there was no time to say good-bye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still fall. What it meant to lose a special brother like you has been the hardest of all.
-Always in our hearts. Grant, Sandra and Braddon TAIBOSSIGAI

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TAIBOSSIGAI o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-17 published
Alphonse Ignatius CORBIERE
Surrounded by his children, Alphonse Ignatius CORBIERE moved on to the spirit world, peacefully on Monday, December 15, 2003. Lovingly remembered by his wife Mae CORBIERE and friend Bertha ROY. Dear brother of Georgina NIXON and Liz BRIDGES. Loving and loved father of Jean STONE, (husband Mack,) Menesa CORBIERE (husband Wally,) Roger CORBIERE, Sandra BAYER, Bonita TAIBOSSIGAI (husband Jason) and Rodney CORBIERE (wife Barbara.) Loved grandfather of Kelly, Mack Jr., Sarah, Jeff, Shanna, Ryan, Rhiannon, Rachel, John, Anthony, Matthew, Chad, Kyra, Joshua, Wilfred, Bethany, Nicholas and Cameron. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clayton and Eliza CORBIERE, sister Sharon CORBIERE and son Larry TAILOR/TAYLOR.
Friends may call at Alphonse's residence 5785A Hwy 540, M'Chigeeng on Tuesday evening and Wednesday. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Robert FOLIOT as celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-08 published
Albert George WEBB
In loving memory of Albert George WEBB, April 9, 1921 to December 24, 2002.
Albert WEBB, a resident of Providence Bay, died at the Mindemoya Hospital, on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Durham, and had lived on Manitoulin for the past 6 years. Previous to that, Al had lived in Elliott Lake and Armstrong. He had a great love of the north country, which led him to his job as a bush pilot He truly loved his work, and spent many enjoyable years pursuing his love of the north and of flying. Al was a veteran of WW2, having served overseas.
Survived by his beloved partner Val TAILOR/TAYLOR of Providence Bay, and her family. Will be sadly missed by Ruby CANNARD, the Mike SPRACK family, Linda and Al BAILEY, Harvey and Diane DEBASSIGE, Lloyd JACKSON and Marshall RICHARD of Elliott Lake, Ryan HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and Jim HARASYM. Survived by many Friends in the Armstrong, Elliott Lake and Manitoulin area. Also survived by sons Warren and Chris, and one brother in the Hamilton area.
At Al's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation will take place.
Val TAILOR/TAYLOR would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Mindemoya Hospital for the wonderful care and concern given to Al and herself, during this time. Words cannot express the appreciation. Culgin Funeral Home

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-15 published
Moira "Molly" BLEA
At North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site, Saturday, January 12, 2003.
Moira DONOVAN beloved wife of James BLEA in her 76th year. Loving mother of Janet LABRECQUE (John) of Callander and David BLEA (Donna) of Keswick. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren, Jennifer CAMPEAU (Jean-Marc,) Joanne TAILOR/TAYLOR (Maxwell), Jeannie KENNEDY (Troy), Stephan, Sara, Adam, Issac, and Aaron BLEA and five great grandchildren, Jessica, Jenna, Molly, Meagan and Kyle. Dear sister of Richard DONOVAN (Marianne.) Dear aunt of Bridget MacKAY (David) and great aunt of Abigail, James and Darcy. Visitation at the McQuinty Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 15 from 1: 30 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted in the McQuinty Funeral Home Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. McQuinty Funeral Home, 591 Cassells St. North Bay, Ont. P1B 3Z8. 705-472-8520.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-05 published
COLLINS
-In fond and loving memory of my grand_son
Brent COLLINS January 20, 1989
Jane DURDLE August 12, 1989
and John G. EADIE April 23, 1990.
Gone but not forgotten.
Dear loved ones:
I believe that God reaches out
in love to each and every one of us.
Heaven is invisible
But it waits nearby.
Almost as close
As a river is to its bank.
Our loved ones abide there in perfect peace
awaiting a reunion
at Journey's end.
look around your garden Lord
they won't be hard to find.
Their faces are so full of love
and hearts that are good and kind
tell them that we love them
and when they turn and smile
Place your arms around them Lord
and hold them for a while.
We talk about them often
I think about them still
they haven't been forgotten Lord
and they never, ever will.
-Forever loved and remembered by Grandma TAILOR/TAYLOR, Justin DURDLE and the rest of the members of the family
Doreen TAILOR/TAYLOR

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-04-09 published
John Orval TAILOR/TAYLOR
In loving memory of John Orval TAILOR/TAYLOR " Jack" who passed away at his home on Monday, April 7, 2003 at the age of 72 years.
Predeceased by parents William and Elizabeth. Predeceased by brothers Orion (wife Doreen) and special brother Lindsey (wife Irene.) Lovingly remembered by sisters "Mary" Lillian TAILOR/TAYLOR of Little Current, Shirley McCULLIGH (husband Dougal predeceased) of Little Current, Elva TAILOR/TAYLOR (husband Clarence predeceased) of Espanola, and brother "Windy" William Senior (wife Doreen) of Wikwemikong. Will be greatly missed by special niece Christine TAILOR/TAYLOR and numerous nephews and nieces.
Visitation from 7-9p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2003. Funeral Service will be held at 11: 00 am Thursday, April 10, 2003 at Island Funeral Home. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery at a later date.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-11 published
Robert (Bob) H. TAILOR/TAYLOR
In loving memory of Robert (Bob) TAILOR/TAYLOR who passed away suddenly in Hamilton, Ontario on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at the age of 72 years.
Beloved husband of Mary. Dear, only brother of Mae MacKAN, Mindemoya. Bob and Mary previously operated Timberlane Lodge on Lake Manitou.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-07-02 published
Lilliean "Mary" TAILOR/TAYLOR
In loving memory of Lilliean "Mary" TAILOR/TAYLOR who passed away at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Sudbury on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at the age of 76 years.
Loving friend of James ESSERY (predeceased.) Cherished mother of Kim and husband Neil ANDERSON of Blezzard Valley, Janet and husband Bruce FOX of Azilda, Marlene (predeceased) (husband Lawrence HOWARD,) Lindsey (predeceased) (wife Irene), Michael (predeceased)(close friend Sherry). Special grandmother of Tammy (husband Steve), Cory (wife Krystal), Chantelle, Wanda (husband Larry), Dwayne (wife Heidi), Rob, Shane (wife Holly), Lori (husband Neil), Sandra, Raymond, Darren, Stephanie. Will be missed by great grandchildren Mathew, Brianna, Jamie, Nathan, Carter, Caitlyn, Tyler, Nathan, Natasha, Tamara, Lindsey, Chance, Brittany, Tiffany. Dear sister of Shirley McCULLIGH (husband Dougal predeceased) of Little Current, Elva TAILOR/TAYLOR (husband Clarence predeceased) of Espanola, "Windy" William Sr. (wife Doreen) of Wikwemikong, predeceased by brothers John TAILOR/TAYLOR, and Orion (wife Doreen.) Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Friday, June 27, 2003. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, June 28, 2003 at Island Funeral Home. Burial in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-22 published
N. Peter SMITH
August 5, 1946 to October 19, 2003.
Pete went to join he heavenly Father on Sunday morning with his wife and best friend, Esther at his bedside in the Mindemoya Hospital. Pete had courageously fought a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Pete was born in Toronto and grew up in London. He returned to Toronto to work, and begin his family, but often dreamed of leaving for a more rural lifestyle. During the years of living in the city, he spent his weekends and vacations with his Friends and family, building a cottage on the Pickerel River-Le Grou lake near Arnstein. He was eventually able to realize his dream of farming and he moved his family to Powassan. He later enjoyed living and working in Parry Sound. He was able to realize another dream of entrepreneurship when he opened his gift shop "The Pickle Jar" in Port Loring. Pete chose Manitoulin Island as his final earthly home, and felt he had almost found paradise at his home in Gore Bay overlooking the North Channel.
Pete loved the outdoors and always believed in being a good steward of the land, attempting to leave the environment in a better condition. His hobbies included golfing, hunting, fishing, all terrain vehicles, sledding, boating, and walking, as well as woodworking, collecting antiques and many more interests. He loved to socialize and enjoyed spending time in conversation with people.
Pete was the younger son of Allan and Margaret SMITH (predeceased) of Toronto. He will be missed by his brother David (Sylvia) of Oakville, his children, Brian of Huntsville, Scott (wife Valerie) of Oshawa, and Wendy (Chris) of Parry Sound. Step son Jamie (Cheryl) and granddaughter Rebecca TAILOR/TAYLOR of Guelph. Mother and father-in-law, Fred and Beulah RUSSELL of Tehkummah, sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn RUSSELL BAEHR of Kitchener, Barbara and Keith FLAHERTY of Southampton. Nieces and nephews, a great niece and great nephew, and many Friends.
Pete was active in the Mindemoya Missionary Church and will be missed by his church family.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-10 published
Sarah Jane (Jennie) SPRY
In loving memory of Sarah Jane (Jennie) SPRY, November 14, 1912 to December 4, 2003.
Jennie SPRY, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge for the past 5 years, and formerly of Mindemoya, passed away at the Lodge on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at the age of 91 years. She was born at Manitowaning, daughter of the late Thomas and Letitia PHILLIPS. Jennie had a variety of interests, which included gardening, cooking and quilting. Her greatest joy and love was her family. A wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother, sister and friend, she will be remembered fondly by all her family and all who knew her. Her beloved husband Leonard (Toot) SPRY predeceased in 1992. Cherished mother of Jean PEARSON (husband Norris predeceased,) Evelyn TAILOR/TAYLOR and husband Ted, Leonard SPRY Jr., and his wife Carol and Keith SPRY and his wife Colleen. Forever remembered by seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Beloved sister of Alice SPRY (husband Lloyd predeceased), and Harry PHILLIPS (wife Bessie predeceased). Predeceased by grand_sons Mike, Tom and Tim and son-in-law Norris PEARSON. Friends called The Mindemoya United Church on Sunday, December 7, 2003. The funeral service was conducted at the church on Monday, December 8, 2003 with Pastor Maxine McVEY officiating. Spring interment in Mindemoya Cemetery.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-17 published
Alphonse Ignatius CORBIERE
Surrounded by his children, Alphonse Ignatius CORBIERE moved on to the spirit world, peacefully on Monday, December 15, 2003. Lovingly remembered by his wife Mae CORBIERE and friend Bertha ROY. Dear brother of Georgina NIXON and Liz BRIDGES. Loving and loved father of Jean STONE, (husband Mack,) Menesa CORBIERE (husband Wally,) Roger CORBIERE, Sandra BAYER, Bonita TAIBOSSIGAI (husband Jason) and Rodney CORBIERE (wife Barbara.) Loved grandfather of Kelly, Mack Jr., Sarah, Jeff, Shanna, Ryan, Rhiannon, Rachel, John, Anthony, Matthew, Chad, Kyra, Joshua, Wilfred, Bethany, Nicholas and Cameron. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clayton and Eliza CORBIERE, sister Sharon CORBIERE and son Larry TAILOR/TAYLOR.
Friends may call at Alphonse's residence 5785A Hwy 540, M'Chigeeng on Tuesday evening and Wednesday. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Robert FOLIOT as celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-01-09 published
Last fighter pilot of the Great War
Canadian aviator, a bankteller in peacetime, was 'just doing his duty'
By Allison LAWLOR Thursday, January 9, 2003, Page R7
Henry BOTTERELL, the last of the fighter pilots that fought in the First World War, has died in Toronto. He was 106.
Mr. BOTTERELL, who up until in his late 90s was swimming almost every day, died peacefully at the Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital, now part of Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, on Friday, less than two months after celebrating his 106th birthday.
One of 16 surviving Canadian veterans of the First World War profiled in a Globe and Mail series in November, Henry BOTTERELL was believed to be the last fighter pilot from the 1914-1918 conflict, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mr. BOTTERELL declined to take part in the series of interviews, but at a special air-force celebration four years earlier he recalled his days as a fighter pilot.
"I had good hands," he said then. "I didn't have the fighting acumen of some, like Billy BISHOP. I was just a bank clerk. I wasn't one of the very best, but I had my share of action."
On August 29, 1918, Flight Lieutenant BOTTERELL flew his Sopwith Camel over Vitry, France. After dropping four bombs on a railway station, he was heading back to his airfield when he encountered a German observation balloon. He fired 400 rounds into the balloon with his aircraft machine gun.
With the balloon ablaze, the soldier leaped from the basket and opened his parachute. As the flaming remains of the balloon fell to the ground, Mr. BOTTERELL had enough time to swing around and shoot his enemy, but didn't. Instead, he snapped him a chivalrous salute before heading back to base. The moment was captured by aviation artist Robert TAILOR/TAYLOR, in his painting Balloon Buster.
"He was an adventurer," said Jon STRAW, a friend and former director of the Great War Flying Museum in Brampton, Ontario Mr. STRAW is also working on a book on Canadian pilots who served in the First World War with Allan SNOWIE, a retired naval aviator who is now a pilot with Air Canada.
Like many of the veterans from the First World War, Mr. BOTTERELL didn't consider his war efforts to be heroic.
"He didn't think it was any big deal, he thought he was just doing his duty," Mr. STRAW said.
In 1916, Mr. BOTTERELL was working for the Bank of North America (now the Bank of Montreal) when his older brother Edward, who played football for the Toronto Argonauts, was killed overseas by a sniper. A few months later, Henry, then 20, enlisted with the Royal Naval Air Service and was sent to England to train as a fighter pilot.
His sister, Edith, who worked as a secretary for an admiral at the time, had helped him get what she thought would be a safer assignment in the war. But that didn't prove to be true. At one point in the war, new pilots had a life expectancy of three weeks.
Mr. BOTTERELL's flying career got off to a difficult start. Engine failure caused him to crash on only his second takeoff in September, 1917, at Dunkirk, France. He suffered head injuries, a fractured leg, and broken teeth and spent six months in hospital. He was eventually demobilized as disabled and discharged. But he later re-enlisted and qualified as a fighter pilot again and returned to France in early 1918.
His flight log reveals that he was attached to the 208th Squadron serving in France from May 11 to November 27, 1918. His records show that during that time, he flew patrols and fought over places including Serny, Estrées and Arras. He then transferred to Belgium, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Wing Commander Neil MEADOWS, the commanding officer of Royal Air Force 208 Squadron, said in his condolences to Mr. BOTTERELL's family that Henry "remains, an inspiration to our trainee pilots. I do feel that we have lost a tangible part of what we are, and what we aspire to be.
"Undoubtedly, he did not view his actions as out of the ordinary, but his courage and dedication to duty are an example that I hope our trainees will emulate in their own flying careers," he wrote on behalf of the squadron. "I am sure, therefore, that his spirit will live on with the young pilots that continue to serve on 208 Squadron."
During his war service, Mr. BOTTERELL flew a variety of planes, but the Camel, which got its name from the hump created by two machine guns imbedded under its cowling, was his favourite. He had one particular close call, when on a flight a bullet ripped through his ear and smashed his goggles.
"I went out like a light for a few minutes, and I recovered just before I crashed," he once said.
Henry John Lawrence BOTTERELL was born in 1896 in Ottawa to Henry and Annie BOTTERELL. His mother raised him after his father died of pneumonia when Henry was a young boy. Henry attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa. An athletic young man, he played football like his older brother and remained physically active throughout his life.
"He was a loner," said his son Edward BOTTERELL, adding that his father enjoyed sports he would do alone such as swimming, cross-country skiing and sailing. In 1919, he returned to Canada and to banking as an assistant chief accountant. He remained with the Bank of Montreal until his retirement in the 1960s. As a souvenir from the war he brought back a Belgian fence post that had snagged the wing of his Camel on a low-level flights. It is now in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
In 1929 he married and moved with his wife Maud to Montreal. They raised two children before his wife died in 1983 after suffering several strokes. During the Second World War, Mr. BOTTERELL commanded an Air Cadet Squadron, in Quebec, though he himself never took to the air. After returning home in 1919, he gave up flying.
In 1999, Mr. BOTTERELL was the guest of honour at a mess dinner commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force. That same year he celebrated his own 102nd birthday at a hotel in Lille, France, where he and other Canadian veterans were marking the 80th anniversary of the end of the War.
Despite his failing memory, his son Edward said his father was "moved by the experience."
Mr. BOTTERELL is survived by daughter Frances MARQUETTE of Houston, Texas, and son Edward BOTTERELL of Mississauga, Ontario
Henry BOTTERELL, aviator and banker; born in Ottawa on November 7, 1896, died in Toronto on January 3, 2003.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-01 published
Died This Day -- William Desmond TAILOR/TAYLOR, 1922
Saturday, February 1, 2003, Page F11
Actor, filmmaker and soldier born William DEANE- TANNER in Carlow, Ireland, on April 26, 1872; in 1890, immigrated to United States in 1890; in 1908, deserted wife and family to appear in movies in 1914, made his directorial debut with The Awakening, followed by 40 more films; served as a captain in the Canadian Army during the latter part of First World War; returned to filmmaking and made 15 more films, including Captain Kidd, The Green Temptation and Anne of Green Gables; found murdered in his Hollywood home police complained a number of Hollywood personalities had visited the scene to remove or tamper with evidence; investigation focused on such stars as actresses Mabel NORMAND and Mary Miles MINTER later accounts reported the film Community sought to avoid a scandal that coincided with murder trial of actor Fatty ARBUCKLE crime never solved.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-17 published
David S. (Tim) BEATTY
Loving husband, father and grandfather died peacefully, on February 13, 2003, in Toronto. A well respected entrepreneur and businessman, Tim was former president of Burns Bros. and Denton. Among his many accomplishments in life were: Honourary Colonel in Chief of the Royal Regiment of Canada, Chairman of the Board of Upper Canada College, President of the Investment Dealer's Association of Canada, Chairman of the national fundraising committee for the erection of the Prince of Wales Theatre at Upper Canada Village, and helping in the development of Spar Aerospace. In 1984, Tim was honoured to receive the Order of Canada for his contribution to Canadian figure skating. Most of all, Tim will be remembered for his sense of humour, his love of life and his selflessness. Tim is survived by his wife Eugénie (Pete,) son David R. BEATTY and his wife Debby, daughter Barb TAILOR/TAYLOR and her husband Douglas REID, grandchildren Andrew, Ken, Charlie and Deb BEATTY, Briare, Caley, Heather and Brendan TAILOR/TAYLOR, Michael and Peter REID. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ann Elise BEATTY (née ROSS.) The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 20. The funeral service will be held at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, on Friday, February 21 at 11 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to Belmont House, 55 Belmont Street, Toronto M5R 1R1, would be appreciated. 'He left this world a better place.'

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-04 published
MERRIAM, E. Jean (née HALPENNY)
Peacefully in hospital on Saturday, March 1, 2003, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Ronald C. MERRIAM, Q.C. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and Don TAILOR/TAYLOR (Kingston,) Douglas MERRIAM and Alexandra ADAMSON (Ottawa,) Arthur and Joy MERRIAM (Ottawa) and Alan and Joanne MERRIAM (Mississauga.) Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd. at Roosevelt on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 11 a.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-05 published
HARLEY, Ruth Margaret (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Peacefully on Monday, March 3, 2003 at the age of 94, in Ottawa. She was the deeply loved mother of Rory (Andrew) HARLEY, of her daughter-in-law Jane HARLEY and of her grand_sons Christopher and Michael. She was loved deeply also by her son-in-law Richard GWYN and by her daughter-in-law Danielle FRASER. She was cherished no less by her many life-long Friends, including Jerry and Helen O'BRIEN and by their daughters Sarah and Jayne and by Christian PAVEY, who all regarded her as their grandmother.
Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Ruth HARLEY studied at Saint Mary's Academy in Winnipeg and then moved with her parents George and Mary TAILOR/TAYLOR to Saint John's, Newfoundland There she met and married Claude FRASER; both of their children, Sandra Fraser GWYN and Nicholas FRASER, predeceased her. After Claude's death in 1944, she married naval officer Frank HARLEY of Glasgow, Scotland, who also predeceased her. They settled in Ottawa.
By her wit, her acute intelligence, and the warmth of her hospitality, Ruth HARLEY maintained an exceptionally wide circle of Friends, from Newfoundland, from her navy days, and from Ottawa. They, and others, may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road on Thursday, March 6 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, 940 Rex Avenue on Friday, March 7, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory can be made to the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre Foundation or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-07 published
SNETSINGER, Mary Claire
Suddenly on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Oakville. Claire SNETSINGER beloved daughter of the late Viola and Dr. H.A. SNETSINGER. Loving sister of the late Joan SNETSINGER. Loved cousin of Anne TAILOR/TAYLOR, and Mary Adele GILLESPIE. Dear friend of Bill BOWEN. Lovingly remembered by her many Friends. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Saint Dominic Parish, 2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery 1: 45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home (905) 844-2600.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-08 published
BROWN, Ruth Elizabeth (née TAILOR/TAYLOR) of Tillsonburg
Suddenly on March 6, 2003. Beloved wife of Grant C. (Bud) BROWN, Q.C. for 61 years. Loving mother of Lyn SMITH (David,) Craig BROWN (Jane,) Kathy GIRVIN (David) and Timothy BROWN (Kathé.) Dear grandmother of Sara SMITH (Brian DYCK) and Cullen SMITH (Deceased); Will, Anna and Julian BROWN; Scott and Martha GIRVIN Lyn BROWN. Great-grandmother of Jacob and Liam DYCK. She will also be greatly missed by her sisters Kay WARREN and Jean HUNT and her brother, Campbell TAILOR/TAYLOR (Ruby) of Galt. The family will receive Friends and relatives at The Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, on Sunday, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 2 pm. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 48 Brock Street, West, Tillsonburg. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. If you wish, donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-13 published
Christopher (Chris) TAILOR/TAYLOR
By John SAMUEL Thursday, March 13, 2003 - Page A22
Innovative policy wonk, husband, father, son, brother. Born May 27, 1948, in Kitchener, Ontario Died September 1, 2002, in Vancouver, of cancer, aged 54.
The late Chris TAILOR/TAYLOR wrote his own poignant and potent eulogy a few days before his departure due to cancer of the esophagus: he became a lively presence at his own memorial service. He had delivered eulogies before, and had decided, "If the opportunity was ever given to me, I'd write my own. Well -- lucky me -- I got the chance."
Chris was born in Kitchener, Ontario He graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1969 and received his Massachusetts from the University of Toronto. Before joining the federal government, he taught at the University of Toronto.
The eulogy states: "I would like to believe that my main accomplishment as a federal civil servant was [being] an effective team leader so I worked extra hard at devising ways and...techniques to support team culture, team development, and team spirit." He dedicated himself to the task with unbridled energy, unstinting enthusiasm and unquestionable integrity. He was a diplomat par excellence in his single-minded pursuit of policy goals with colleagues, superiors and subordinates: supremely fair-minded and even handed.
After joining Immigration in 1981, his achievements marked a new chapter in Ottawa in policy development based on research, information and consultations with stakeholders -- not merely based on feelings and instincts.
Academics from coast to coast were brought into the consultation circle and were stimulated to respond to challenging policy questions, both theoretical and practical. He was himself an academic in his spare time, publishing policy-related papers with accomplished academics from across Canada.
One of his Friends in academia, the well-known demographer Prof. David FOOT of the University of Toronto, says: "He was a delight to work with -- full of creativity, enthusiasm, integrity, and also realism. He loved policy but understood implementation -- a rare combination. He could be convinced by good research but never by power or influence. We have lost an amazing colleague. The shock of his far-too-early departure is substantial and his legacy reinforces the necessity to live every day to its fullest, as Chris did."
Chris had a special interest in population policy from his days as an Massachusetts student in geography. He was active in the Canadian Population Society and helped it to become more relevant.
His love for policy and strategy did not stop him from having a good work/life balance. He had a tremendous, absorbing interest in music. Those who attended his memorial service each received a Beach Boys Compact Disk to take home. He says in his eulogy: "Not just because it happens to be the best pop Compact Disk of the last century, but because in listening to Brian Wilson and his mystical capacity to communicate via music, it also became part of me."
Once Chris told me with boyish glee of the immense pleasure he experienced in meeting, by chance, in a hotel, B. B. King, whose concert we had attended together in New Orleans in the 1980s. Chris was an avid and ardent record collector with thousands of LPs and 45s collected at garage sales, junk stores and record shops. In his eulogy he recollected: "I remember being at Uncle Phil's funeral and going right after to a junk store to look for records -- I knew he'd understand."
He concluded: "I carry with me 54 years of glorious life -- a speck in the infinity of time -- but a speck that when connected to all others sustains this chain that we are all part of. So I look forward to seeing you again in some different manifestation but for essentially the same purpose -- to love and support all those we know."
John SAMUEL was Chris's colleague.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-15 published
ANSLEY, John A.
Of Peterborough, Ontario, died peacefully, on Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the age of 61 years. He leaves his beloved wife of 34 years Gail (née MADORE) and their son James. son of Mrs. Grace PETERSON (née McINTOSH) of Ottawa and the late Dr. Harold ANSLEY of Ottawa and Barrie, and his late stepfather Ted PETERSON. Also surviving are his sister Ms. Sherrill ANSLEY (Jim,) William ANSLEY of Ottawa, cousins Susan and Kenneth BURNETT of W. Vancouver, Sandy and Peter QUINN of Roberts Creek, British Columbia, and John and Cordelia McINTOSH of Victoria, British Columbia, and their families. John graduated from Ashbury College in Ottawa and attended Carleton University before becoming advertising, sales and marketing manager in the window and door industry. For many years he was active in community volunteer work with a special interest in boating. His family wishes to thank Dr. Stephan RAGAZ of Peterborough, Dr. Bryce TAILOR/TAYLOR of Toronto General Hospital and the loving nurses at the Palliative Care Unit in Peterborough.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 16th, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Highland Park Visitation and Reception Centre on Bensfort Road at River Road South, Peterborough, 705-745-6984 or 1-800-672-9652. There will be a Funeral Service at the same location on Thursday, April 17th at 2 p.m. followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Unit Peterborough Regional Health Centre would be appreciated. John will be missed by his family and Friends who respected him for his integrity, positive attitude and his humour.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-12 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Katherine (Kae) PLAUNT
Died peacefully at York Extendicare, Sudbury, on May 9, 2003 in her 90th year, with her children at her side. Cherished daughter of the late Mildred and W.B. PLAUNT. Predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. R. MacKay THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON in 1981. Dearly remembered by her children: Andy (Mandy TAILOR/TAYLOR) of Toronto, Kathie THOMAS (Richard,) Judy MAKI (Tom) and Robin (Mary Lou McKINLEY) of Sudbury. Adored Nana to Allen DAY (Erin CAMERON), Andy DAY (Carla GIUSTO), Kathy, Jodi, Alex, Nikki, Fraser, Michael, Jamie, Scott and great-grandmother to Alexander. Beloved sister of Marian MAHAFFY (Guy, predeceased,) Bill PLAUNT, predeceased (Agnes,) Helen VOLLANS (Maurice, predeceased,) Donald PLAUNT, predeceased, Royal Canadian Air Force, World War 2 and Jean BENNESS, predeceased (Barry, predeceased.) Loving sister-in-law to George WRIGHT of Hanover, Ruth LAWS of Almonte, Murray THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Ottawa and Muriel VALENTIN of Stuttgart, Germany. Auntie Kae will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families in the PLAUNT and THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON clans.
Born in Renfrew on April 29, 1914, she moved to Sudbury in 1924 where her father established his lumber business. She attended Central Public and Sudbury High School, Branksome Hall and graduated from the School of Nursing, University of Toronto, in 1937. After working in Toronto in public health, she returned to Sudbury the following year where she met and married Mac.
Kae loved to golf and curl, and took an avid interest in her family's history. She was very talented in the traditional arts, enjoying knitting, quilting and cooking. As an active community volunteer, she belonged to the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire where she was Regent and to the Salvation Army as an organizer for the annual fund raising drive and board member. She loved to travel with her husband and Friends, but her favourite place in the world was Lake Pogamasing where her parents established a family camp in 1941 and where she spent every summer with her family. She loved to entertain her Friends and her children's Friends, especially at Pog. We were blessed to have a mother and grandmother who stressed the importance of family, community and responsibility. She loved to bring people together and do things for them, to share her interests and her talents, she was kind and considerate to all she met, and along with Dad taught us how to dance and have fun.
Special thanks from the family to Dr. Reg KUSNIERCZYK and his staff, the Walford staff and Dr. ROCH and staff on the fifth floor of York Extendicare for their devoted and caring attention to Mother.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Young Men's Christian Association Sudbury.
Memorial service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, Tuesday, May 13th, 2003 at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation followed by interment at Lake Pogamasing. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Monday, or gather in the chapel after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-24 published
He ran O'Keefe Centre in its prime
Former accountant was an innovator: He booked a show using surtitles and a play about an interracial romance
By Carol COOPER Special to The Globe and Mail Saturday, May 24, 2003 - Page F10
Late one spring night in 1963, a phone call awoke Hugh WALKER, the first managing director and president of Toronto's O'Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts. A police officer wanted to know if "we had a mad Russian called Nuri-something dancing at the O'Keefe Centre," Mr. WALKER wrote in his book, The O'Keefe Centre: Thirty Years of Theatre History.
After the opening performance of Marguerite and Armand, in which he starred with Dame Margot FONTEYN, Rudolph NUREYEV had danced up the centre of Yonge Street, attempting headstands on cars as he went. Police intervened in the interest of Mr. NUREYEV's safety, but after a scuffle, the dancer landed in jail for causing a disturbance.
Endlessly kind, courtly and patient, Mr. WALKER notified the Royal Ballet with whom Mr. NUREYEV was performing, and the dancer was released.
Mr. WALKER, the man who smoothed the way for the stars appearing at the O'Keefe as overseer of its operations and who had previously supervised its construction, has died at the age of 93.
O'Keefe Centre, now named the Hummingbird Centre, opened on October 1, 1960, with the first performance of Camelot in the country's first Broadway musical. The show starred Richard BURTON, Julie ANDREWS and Robert GOULET and played to a glittering crowd.
In The Toronto Star, Gordon SINCLAIR wrote: "A salaam to Hugh WALKER for bringing the O'Keefe Centre home on time after 30 months of strain on his patience, nerves and humour."
Mr. WALKER had, in fact, developed an ulcer during the centre's construction, and the strain didn't end with its opening. Shortly after the curtain, his wife, Shirley, smelled smoke. It turned out to be a burning escalator motor, and after the fire was extinguished, Mary JOLLIFFE, the centre's publicist, ran to a hotel across the street for air freshener. The audience came out at intermission none the wiser.
It took royalty to solve another problem. At the time, temperance sentiment remained strong in Toronto, and teetotallers criticized the fact the O'Keefe was funded by, and named for, a brewery.
Mr. WALKER set about to gain acceptance for the centre. Learning that the Queen was visiting Canada in June of 1959, he convinced her aides that she should stop briefly at the construction site and view a model of the building.
Before an audience of arts patrons and the press, the Queen inspected the model and showed such an interest that she overstayed her schedule, delaying the start of the Queen's Plate, her next stop, by half an hour.
Mr. WALKER didn't know that the Queen or the O'Keefe would be in his future when he became executive assistant to Canadian Breweries and Argus Corp. owner E. P. TAILOR/TAYLOR in 1955.
It was only after his hiring that he learned that Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR had responded to a challenge made by Nathan PHILLIPS, then mayor of Toronto, for industry to build a desperately needed performing arts theatre in the city. For the project, Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR gave $12-million and the services of his new assistant.
With the slogan "To bring the best of live entertainment to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible prices," the 3, 211-seat multipurpose theatre, designed by modernist architect Peter DICKINSON, quickly became a predominant Canadian venue, predating the Place des Arts in Montreal and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Pre-Broadway shows, musicals, ballets and plays from around the world came to the O'Keefe and it replaced Maple Leaf Gardens as the Toronto venue for the Metropolitan Opera. International stars such as Louis ARMSTRONG, Paul ANKA, Tom JONES, Diana ROSS and Harry BELAFONTE performed there.
During one of Mr. BELAFONTE's many performances at the centre, he experimented with a wireless mike. Accidentally, he tuned into the police frequency. "The O'Keefe audience had the unusual experience of listening in on a lot of police messages, while the police were able to enjoy hearing BELAFONTE sing Ma-til-da!," Mr. WALKER wrote.
Another O'Keefe story concerned Carol CHANNING. When the performer appeared at the centre in Hello, Dolly, she needed to make a number of quick costume changes. Since there wasn't enough time for Ms. CHANNING to run backstage to her dressing room, the crew put up a roofless tent in the wings.
From the fly bridge, the stagehands looked down on Ms. CHANNING, remaining quiet while they watched her change. After her last performance, she looked up at them and said, "Well, boys, hope you've enjoyed the show. 'Bye now."
Other more critical events are associated with the O'Keefe. In 1964, while awaiting her divorce from Eddie FISHER, Elizabeth TAILOR/TAYLOR stayed with Richard BURTON while he starred in Sir John GIELGUD's production of Hamlet at the centre. One weekend between performances, the couple stole off to Montreal and married.
And in 1974, ballet dancer Mikhail BARYSHNIKOV arranged his defection from the Soviet Union at the centre.
During the early 1960s, the O'Keefe became home to the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company. In his book, Mr. WALKER credits the centre with allowing the companies' artistic growth.
Still, not everyone spoke so kindly about the O'Keefe. Many critics denounced its acoustics and less-than-intimate size.
For that, Mr. WALKER had a ready answer. In 1985, Herbert WHITTAKER, then The Globe and Mail's drama critic, wrote: "Against the fading chorus of these ancient complaints, I hear an echo, the rather quiet British tones of Hugh WALKER: 'We know it [O'Keefe Centre] is too large for legitimate theatre, Herbert, but think of all the things Toronto would have missed if E. P. TAILOR/TAYLOR hadn't built it when he did?' "
Born on March 2, 1910, in Scotland to Brigadier-General James Workman WALKER, who fought in the Middle East during the First World War, and Jane STEVENSON, Hugh Percy WALKER was the middle of three children. After earning a B.A. at Cambridge University, he became a chartered accountant.
Mr. WALKER worked with firms in London, Palestine, Quebec, Scotland and Michigan before being employed by Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR.
Although a great lover of theatre, upon his appointment as the O'Keefe's managing director, Mr. WALKER had little experience with its business side. This led to some innocent faux pas, such as when he booked a photo shoot with the Camelot stars at 10 in the morning, impossibly early for actors. In response, Mr. BURTON exclaimed: "What, in the middle of the night?" Ms. JOLLIFFE said.
Still, director and theatre critic Mavor MOORE said Mr. WALKER dealt with difficulties well. "He was very smooth," Dr. MOORE said. "He was very expert at handling people and situations. He was a calm man."
Mr. WALKER trusted his staff, Ms. JOLLIFFE said. "He was willing to take direction from staff people who had already been in the business, and that was unusual."
And he was gracious and courteous. "He gave great dignity to the performing arts profession and he treated people wonderfully," Ms. JOLLIFFE said. "He was a perfect model of a former era of English gentlemen."
Known for his hospitality, Mr. WALKER always visited the stars in their dressing rooms before opening night and entertained them afterward at First Nighters' parties with Mrs. WALKER.
When the WALKERs took Leonard BERNSTEIN to the Rosedale Country Club, Mr. WALKER tolerated Mr. BERNSTEIN's sending back the wine three times, Ms. JOLLIFFE said.
Along with bringing in commercial performances from the United States and Britain, Mr. WALKER showed some daring in booking shows. In 1961, Kwamina, the story of a romantic relationship between a white woman and a black man, played the O'Keefe.
Acknowledging Toronto's Italian population, Mr. WALKER arranged for Rugantino, the biggest musical hit in Italian history, to play at the O'Keefe in 1963. It was the first foreign-language attraction in North America to use "surtitles," and although plagued with technical difficulties, it played to 60-per-cent capacity.
Things changed for Mr. WALKER and O'Keefe Centre in the late 1960s. Initially, the centre had been a subsidiary of the O'Keefe Brewing Co., owned by Canadian Breweries, and was never intended to make a profit. The company wrote off its operating losses and property taxes.
When Mr. TAILOR/TAYLOR retired in 1966, directors of Canadian Breweries decided that they could not continue to pay the O'Keefe's high taxes. To resolve the situation, Metropolitan Toronto was given the centre in 1968.
A new and inexperienced board of directors brought a new way of doing things, and the centre's losses began to mount.
Mr. WALKER wrote that after the disastrous 1971-72 season, "what followed was not the happiest part of my 15 years at the O'Keefe Centre, and I would like to forget some of the things that happened."
In his final working years, Mr. WALKER dealt with both the centre's internal changes and rising competition from the Royal Alexandra Theatre, the St. Lawrence Centre and emerging alternative theatres.
After his retirement in 1975, he spent 10 years at the Guild of All Arts in Scarborough, Ontario, as the director of Guildwood Hall, curating former Guild Inn owner Spencer CLARK's historical architectural collection of artifacts, writing and illustrating a booklet on them, curating Mr. CLARK's art collection, making a film and lecturing.
He and his wife lived on the Guild's grounds for four years in the now-demolished Corycliff, where they hosted parties whose guests included many stars from the O'Keefe days.
Along with writing the O'Keefe Centre history while in his 80s, Mr. WALKER golfed.
Sue NIBLETT, who worked with him at the Guild, recalls seeing Mr. WALKER nattily attired in golf clothing and Wellingtons standing in two feet of snow driving balls into Lake Ontario.
"He had a love of life that I've never experienced or met in anybody before," Ms. NIBLETT said. "He didn't waste a day of his life as far as I could see."
Mr. WALKER died on May 2 and leaves daughters Katrina PARKER and Zoë ALEXANDER and two grandchildren. Another daughter, Sarah CHENIER/CHENÉ, and his wife, Shirley, predeceased him.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-28 published
Rowan T. HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, D.F.C., 1917-2003
Died peacefully at home in New Liskeard, Ontario on June 25, 2003. Husband of Rosemary KERR, father of Geraldine of Markham (Ronald PIERCE,) Robert of North Bay (Wendy TAILOR/TAYLOR) and Patrick of London, England, grandfather of Kevin and Ian HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. He had a distinguished career in the Royal Canadian Air Force (1940-1946) flying Spitfires and Mustangs in England and on the continent with 401 and 414 Squadrons, attaining the rank of Squadron Leader. He was well known in business in New Liskeard and for many years a member of the Board of Directors of Northern Telephone Company Ltd. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-26 published
FOLLETT, Michael
Peacefully, at the Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family, Michael died on Thursday, July 24, 2003. He was 59 years of age.
Beloved husband of Sheila; loving father of Amanda and Andrea FOLLETT; step-father of Christa and Jodie HOY, Grant, Carolyn and Susie PARKS. Pappy to Roelien and Danielle PARKS. Brother of Peter (Lisa), and stepsister Lynne (Sandy).
He was predeceased by his wife Mary (LEVOIR,) August 12, 1996, his parents John and Margaret (TAILOR/TAYLOR) FOLLETT and stepmother Peggy FOLLETT.
Mike was well known in the business community. He was Past President of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of The Conservative Business Association and the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club and served on the board of the K-W Art Gallery. Mike is a member of St. George's of Forest Hill Anglican Church. He founded and operated Michael Follett Consulting Inc.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Mike with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday. A service to celebrate Mike's life will be held at St. George's of Forest Hill Anglican Church, 321 Fischer Hallman Road East, Kitchener on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 1pm. with Reverend Mark GLADDING officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
In Mike's memory, donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated and can be arranged through the funeral home, phone (519)745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-06 published
Laura Barbara DICKSON/DIXON
By Ruth TAILOR/TAYLOR Wednesday, August 6, 2003 - Page A16
Mother, grandmother, poet. Born May 7, 1907, in Nelson Township, Ontario Died July 6, in Eden Mills, Ontario, of natural causes, aged 96.
Born Laura Barbara PRUDHAM on the family farm, my mother was the daughter of Charles and Anna (PICKETT) PRUDHAM. She was a fifth-generation Canadian, a grand-niece of Laura SECORD. She was the middle child of a family of five, with two older brothers and two younger sisters. Proud of her heritage, Laura was destined to become the family historian.
Laura had many wonderful memories of her childhood: of Christmas trees lit with real candles, of rides over the crisp snow to church, sleigh bells jingling all the way. She had vivid memories of the first automobile, the first airplane. She lived through two world wars and the Great Depression, saw man walk on the moon.
The farm was a busy place, with everyone contributing: Laura raised chickens, milked cows, made butter, sold produce at the Hamilton Market. They left the farm at 2: 30 a.m. to travel through the snowy roads in winter. Bricks were heated in the wood stove, put in the bottom of the horse-drawn sleigh box for warmth. Buffalo robes helped keep them warm on that long dark trip. In summer, they worked the farm fields from dawn until dusk; the only day of rest, Sunday.
It was Laura's dream to go on to high school after passing the entrance exam, but it was not to be; she was required at home. A determined young lady, she took courses, and studied independently. She won two scholarships for short courses at the Macdonald Institute, now the University of Guelph.
Laura taught Sunday School, she played the church organ after teaching herself to play the piano, she sang in the choir. Along with her sister, Anna, they became a popular singing duo in the area. Tea Meetings, and young people's groups were a part of her life within the church. Laura and Friends produced plays to entertain and compete in the area.
Laura met her husband, Lorne DICKSON/DIXON, at a community dance. They dated, and were married February 14, 1940. They resided on the DICKSON/DIXON family farm, Limestone Hall, near Milton, Ontario, where they farmed until 1961. Lorne and Laura's children, Ruth and Robert, grew up on that farm, a wonderful place for children.
Laura's many hobbies included watercolour and oil painting, photography, gardening, baking, and most of all, writing. Walks in the spring wildflowers inspired her first lines of poetry. Later she wrote: "I took a walk in the woods today / Down winding paths where I used to play." She had three books of poetry published, including Changing Seasons in 1997. She won the Milton Heritage Writing Award in 1998 for her collective works. Her poetry was chosen in 2001 to be part of a diary of new and established Canadian poets.
Laura was a life member of the Women's Institute, and lived by their motto "For Home and Country." She was a life member of the Women's Missionary Society, a member of the Milton Horticulture Society, and the Milton Historical Society.
In later years, after Lorne passed away, her greatest love became her grandchildren; they gave her many years of joy. She loved to play, and led them on adventures to the mall, travelling all over on the bus, supplying treats as only grandmothers can. She listened to their dreams, gave encouragement. All the while, she continued to record her life in poetry.
She loved her family, her community, her country -- she was one of that special group of women, born around the turn of the 20th century, who had to create their own opportunities, find their way in a world that was not quite ready to give equality to women. Laura accomplished a great many things, and through it all, she remained a lady, loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Ruth TAILOR/TAYLOR is Laura's daughter.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-15 published
Professor played a role in defeat of SSAINTURENT government
By M.J. STONE Special to The Globe and Mail Friday, August 15, 2003 - Page R5
Nearly four decades after Louis SSAINTURENT had been Prime Minister of Canada, McGill professor James MALLORY was surprised to discover how influential he had been in the defeat of Mr. SSAINTURENT's Liberals in 1957. The revelation occurred in 1992 when the cabinet papers of the SSAINTURENT government, which had been sealed for 35 years, were made available to the public.
Unknown to Professor MALLORY, a radio interview he gave in the wake of the 1957 election had caught the Prime Minister's ear. The Liberals had been reduced to 105 seats in the House, seven fewer than the Conservatives. But the Grits were still in a position to form a minority government with the aid of the 25 elected members of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, later to become the New Democratic Party.
Mr. SSAINTURENT found himself at a crossroads. While his party was clearly in decline, the Conservatives were on the rise and many questioned whether the Liberals still had a legal mandate to govern. When Mr. SSAINTURENT arrived in cabinet that morning, Prof. MALLORY's radio interview was still ringing in his ears.
Prof. MALLORY, who died in Montreal on June 24, said in the interview that if the Liberals continued to govern it would result in a constitutional crisis. He believed it was the responsibility of John DIEFENBAKER and the Conservatives to form a government. The cabinet papers clearly reflect Prof. MALLORY's influence over the Prime Minister that morning. Mr. SSAINTURENT demanded a copy of the MALLORY interview and after carefully studying the radio transcripts, he handed the rule of government over to the Tories.
Highly regarded as the foremost expert in Canadian legal and federal structures, Prof. MALLORY was often called on to advise governments about constitutional procedures. McGill professor Charles TAILOR/TAYLOR said another good example occurred in 1979.
"Joe CLARK's Conservatives had just lost a parliamentary vote," Prof. TAILOR/TAYLOR recalled. "The governor-general, Ed SCHREYER, telephoned McGill's political science department, looking for Jim. It caused something of a stir when he couldn't be found immediately. SCHREYER was frantic for MALLORY's advice. The governor-general was unsure how to proceed.
"Jim was eventually found and consulted. His advice was that the Conservatives should call an election -- exactly what Joe CLARK did."
The son of a county sheriff, James Russell MALLORY was born on February 5, 1916. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick in 1937 and later studied law at Edinburgh and Dalhousie universities.
He met his American-born wife, Frances KELLER, in Scotland, and the couple married in 1940. They had two sons: James and Charles. Prof. MALLORY joined the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan in 1941. Later, he taught at the University of Toronto and Brandon College before moving to McGill in 1946.
A respected scholar and lawyer, Prof. MALLORY was an "old-school" professor who taught at McGill for 45 years. His reputation as a constitutional expert was solidified in 1954 when he published Social Credit and the Federal Power in Canada. The quintessential text mapped out the constitutional parameters of federal/provincial relations.
"James MALLORY was a discreet and modest man," McGill professor Sam NOUMOFF recalled. "He had a profound understanding of morality and he was incapable of self-promotion. He worked on university committee after committee while holding many teaching responsibilities.
"Jim wasn't the sort of man who sought public approval, he just did things because they were the right thing to do."
His son James, who lives in Britain, summed up his father's idealism: "He had a bloody-minded stubbornness. It would manifest sometimes in allowing discussions to go on and on. Then he would do exactly what he intended to do in the first place. Somehow it never impaired his reputation as a genuine democrat."
Prof. MALLORY was the founder of both the Canadian Studies program at McGill and the Canadian Association of University Professors. After retiring in 1982 he was appointed professor emeritus and continued to teach for another 10 years. In 1964, he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and was later awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977.
In 1995, McGill founded the James R. Mallory lecture series, a one-day event that features a special guest who lectures about Canadian issues. Past guests have included Bob RAE, Peter WHITE/WHYTE and Phyllis LAMBERT. The organizers of the event say that this year's lecture will focus on Prof. MALLORY's legacy.
Prof. MALLORY died 11 weeks after the death of his wife on what would have been their 63rd anniversary.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-30 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Dr. A. Ronald A.
Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of New Brunswick, died August 26, 2003 following a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Peg (H. Margaret); sons, Peter B., Douglas M., Dr. J. Robert D. (Janet L. SOUTHERN,) and Hugh A.; grand_sons, Andrew R. and Benjamin R. TAILOR/TAYLOR and his sister Robina D. MORRISION. From 1946 until his retirement in 1987, Ron taught Biology specializing in marine algae and sea grasses. He was a strong supporter of development of the Biology Department, its facilities and the University as a whole. He had a special interest in fostering the Creative Arts Program at University of New Brunswick. Ron showed his dedication to education throughout his life and in the same spirit dedicated his body to Medical Science at Dalhousie University. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, September 5, at 2: 00 pm in Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick. In remembrance, donations may be made to the Dr. A.R.A. Taylor Graduate Fellowship in Biology Award through the Development Office at University of New Brunswick.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-27 published
MOSCICKI, Joan (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Died peacefully at home on April 11, 2003 in Southport, England in her 81st year. Predeceased by her cherished husband Jan (1985) and her sister Muriel LEVERTON (1997.) Born in England, Joan emigrated to Canada after the Second World War. She settled in Toronto where she met and married Jan MOSCICKI, who came to Canada from Poland after World War 2. Joan enjoyed a long career with The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Following her retirement in 1986, she returned to England to live near her family. She is survived by her cousins, Pam TAILOR/TAYLOR and Rob TAILOR/TAYLOR. Joan will be sadly missed by her family, as well as Friends in both Canada and England. A funeral service was held on April 23, 2003 at Southport Crematorium. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

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TAILOR/TAYLOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-29 published
MYLES, George Alexander
George was born on October 21, 1915 at the Woman's Hospital in Toronto, but life took him to many continents and through many adventures before its circle ended at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on December 23, 2003 in the presence of his wife, Elizabeth (Bette). Despite his advancing age and declining health, George died suddenly, maintaining his wit, charm and penchant for crosswords until his last days. Growing up on the ''Danforth'', at the age of 23, he embarked on a journey to Southern Rhodesia in 1938, where he later joined the Royal Air Force and reported to #49 Squadron at Scampton, Lincolnshire, on January 15, 1941. Returning to Africa after the war, he stayed until 1948, then returned to Canada. George retired in 1980 after 30 years working for the Department of Veteran's Affairs. He leaves two sons, John, of Harrison Springs, British Columbia and George (Leslie) of Carleton Place, Ontario; grandchildren Angus, Garth, and Lauren sisters Mary DOBIE (nephew Alan) and Audrey TAILOR/TAYLOR (niece Barbara) sisters-in-law Dorothy PIKE (Boston) and Shirley WILLISTON (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia). George's legacy to his family is a 340 page autobiography that uniquely traces the footsteps of a Canadian born during the First World War, his youth through the Depression, and his service years during World War 2. Ever one for sayings and adages, he believed strongly in the special mystery of the Universe. His autobiography concludes with the following prose dedicated to his grandchildren and their children: ''I had a happy childhood. My parents were responsible people. My family believed in God. I appreciated the Wonders of Nature.'' The family received Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A. W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 28th. Service in the Chapel Monday, December 29th at 3 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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TAIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-04 published
VERCHERE, Lilian Frances Anne "Fanta" (formerly MacLEAN, née TAIT/TAITE/TATE)
Died peacefully on August 29, 2003, at the age of 96. Predeceased by her brother Ian TAIT/TAITE/TATE, her nephew Wallace TAIT, first husband Daniel MacLEAN and second husband Hon. David R. VERCHERE. She is survived by her grand-nieces Fanta TAIT/TAITE/TATE and Andrea TAIT, and grand-nephews Ian TAIT/TAITE/TATE and Christopher TAIT. Fanta served with the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Services for 12 proud years. She was a sparkling conversationalist, loved by family and Friends of all ages. She will be remembered for her grace and enduring elegance. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Church, 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-05-21 published
Irene {TAIT/TAITE/TATE} NOE
At Alezandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Monday, May 12, 2003, Irene (TAIT/TAITE/TATE) NOE, of Ingersoll. Wife of the late Earl NOE (1968.) Dear mother of Myra and her husband Larry SHIER of Ongersoll, Judy and her husband Bob JOHNSON of Woodstock, Paul NOE and his wife Connie of Vancouver BC, David NOE and his wife Lynda of Gore Bay, Deborah and her husband Dennis O'BRIEN of Red Deer, Alberta and Chris NOE and his wife Christina of Ingersoll. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Friends were received at the McBeth-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Saint S. Ingersoll on Wednesday, May 14. The Funeral service was held at Saint James Anglican Church, Ingersoll on Thursday, May 15 with Reverend Jim CARR officiating. Interment in Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to Dr. Michael J. Strong A.L.S. Research or Saint James Anglican Church would be appreciated.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-04 published
VERCHERE, Lilian Frances Anne "Fanta" (formerly MacLEAN, née TAIT/TAITE/TATE)
Died peacefully on August 29, 2003, at the age of 96. Predeceased by her brother Ian TAIT/TAITE/TATE, her nephew Wallace TAIT, first husband Daniel MacLEAN and second husband Hon. David R. VERCHERE. She is survived by her grand-nieces Fanta TAIT/TAITE/TATE and Andrea TAIT, and grand-nephews Ian TAIT/TAITE/TATE and Christopher TAIT. Fanta served with the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Services for 12 proud years. She was a sparkling conversationalist, loved by family and Friends of all ages. She will be remembered for her grace and enduring elegance. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Church, 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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