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"WUR" 2003 Obituary


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WURTZBURG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-29 published
COOK, John Anthony
Died suddenly on July 26, 2003. Husband to Alexandra MONTGOMERY son of Jane and the late G. Norman COOK; father, with Marilyn COOK, of Norman COOK (Dalia) and Kirsten ZABA (Dwayne) and grandfather to Niki, Antony, Tristan and Jasmine. Brother of Diana WURTZBURG (Chris) and George COOK (Noreen.) John was a retired Director of RBC Dominion Securities, Past Chairman of the Canadian Opera Company and President of Lewa Downs Foundation Canada. He was the recipient of the first Ruby Award recognizing Opera Builders in Canada and was made an Honorary Citizen of Saskatchewan for his service to that province. John was a graduate of the University of Toronto, and Upper Canada College where he was recognized as athlete of the year. John loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his warmth, integrity, good humour and generosity. A service for family and close Friends will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto. A celebration of the life of this passionate and generous man will be held at a later date. Details will be announced in this column. The family gratefully declines flowers, and asks that donations be made to the Canadian Opera Company's Ring Cycle in John's memory. Canadian Opera Company, 227 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E8. (416) 363-6671. Arrangements in the care of the Trull ''North Toronto'' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 416-488-1101.

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WURTZBURG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-05 published
COOK, George Alexander
Died at home on Tuesday, December 3rd with courage and dignity. He was the son of Jane and the late George Norman COOK, brother of Diana WURTZBURG and the late John COOK. His love and companionship will be greatly missed by his wife Noreen, children John (Sarah), David and Kathy, and grandchildren Sam and Jane. Some years ago George retired from his practice of law in Toronto and moved to the family farm near Roseneath, Ontario. From childhood he loved this part of the country and was a well liked and familiar figure in the local community. George's many Friends both young and old will remember his integrity, loyalty and keen wit. A Memorial Service will be held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe Street, on Tuesday, December 9th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or The Canadian Cancer Society.

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