McKERRALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-27 published
MILLER, Nora I.
A resident of Chatham, Nora I. MILLER died on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 91. Born in Chatham, daughter of the late George H. and Jennie A. McKERRALL) MILLER. Sister of Ethel MILLER of Chatham, Douglas MILLER of Arizona and the late Reginald MILLER (1980) and Roy MILLER (1998.) Sister-in-law of the late Margaret GORDON and Jean MILLER (2005.) Aunt of Craig MILLER (Gloria), Chatham; Mary Jo BAIETTI (Norm), Walnut Creek, California.; Bob MILLER, Las Vegas, Nevada.; Elaine YOUNGSON (Art), Windsor; Patricia MILLER (Duff WALKER), Val Caron, Ontario., and Marilyn HANNA (Ken) Richmond, British Columbia. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews. Nora retired as an elementary school teacher with the Kent County Board of Education after teaching for 2½ years at S.S. #25 in Chatham Township and 35 years at McKeough Public School in Chatham. She was a member of the Superannuated Women's Teachers Association and the Retired Teachers of Ontario. Nora was also a member of Chalmers United Church and the United Church Women She was an avid bridge player. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street Chatham on Thursday April 27, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Friday April 28, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Sandra FOGARTY officiating. Interment McVicar Cemetery, Chatham Township. Donations, made by cheque, to St. Andrew's Residence Residents Council Fund appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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McKERRALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
POLE, Annie N. (née McKELLAR)
Peacefully with her family at her side, at Meadow Park Nursing Home, Chatham on Saturday, October 14, 2006, Annie N. (née McKELLAR) POLE formerly of Alvinston in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Howard POLE (1979.) Dear mother of Shirley and her husband Murray McKERRALL of Dresden, Audrey and her husband Robert NEWELL of Rondeau Park, Robert POLE and his wife Elaine of Guelph. Loving grandmother of Doctor Michael and Erin NEWELL of Chatham, Melanie NEWELL and Greg ERWIN of Ottawa, Andrea POLE and her fiancé Darren, and Brent POLE of Guelph. Also loved by her great-grandchildren, Laura, Madeline, Grace and Lee NEWELL, Anise and Genevieve ERWIN. Dear sister-in-law of Gwen POLE. Predeceased by her 3 sisters, Bessie LITTLE, Florence McEACHREN and Mary CRAWFORD. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Jim BREEN officiating. Interment Appin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hope United Church or Alvinston and District Optimist Club.

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McKESSOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
McKESSOCK, Raymond
(Retired Member International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 353)
At Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Thursday, January 5, 2006 in his 68th year. Loving father of Kayla and Raymond Jr., and stepfather of Casey and Matthew. Also remembered by his very good friend Barbara TAILOR/TAYLOR. Friends may call at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 519, Coboconk Hwy. 48, Coboconk, Ontario on Saturday morning, January 14, 2006 from 10 o'clock until time of Memorial Service at 11 o'clock. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Coboconk Community Funeral Home, Coboconk, Ontario 705-454-3913.

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McKESY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-09 published
MacKESY, Jack
Surrounded by his family, Jack died peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2006. He leaves behind Betty, his loving wife of 62 years and children Pat and Arlene MacKESY, Dennis and Maija MacKESY, Betty Ann BEATY, Mary Jane and Larry INGLIS, Sally and Sam MORGANTE. He was a terrific grandfather and great-grandfather to many grand and great-grandchildren. Jack will also be missed by his in-laws and siblings Pat and Lorraine MacKESY, Leo and Dennie MacKESY, Frank MacKESY, Audrey and Joe SHESTKO, Donnie MILLER as well as many, many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son-in-law Wayne, brothers Bill, Tom, Jim and sisters Margaret, Dorothy, Mary, Anne and Katherine. Jack was a Veteran of World War 2. He and Betty moved to Hamilton in 1948 and have been faithful members of Sacred Heart parish since that time. In 1949, with his brother Pat, he opened Mackesy Brothers Appliance store. He was a founding member of the Knights of Columbus 5860 Council, an active participant in church life, and in the Hamilton community where he coached little league baseball for many years. Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 796 Upper Gage Avenue (between Fennell and Mohawk), Hamilton (905-388-4141) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Vigil Prayers at 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Sacred Heart Church, 19 Viewpoint Ave., Hamilton on Monday, July 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences to www.pxdermodyfuneral.com

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McKEWAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
COTE, Jean-Paul Lucien "J.P."
61, of R.R.#2, Embro passed away at his residence on Monday, November 27, 2006. He was born at Edmundston, New Brunswick on July 24, 1945 a son of Jeanette (GAGNON) CÔTÉ of Edmundston, New Brunswick and the late Lucien COTE. He was employed as a service advisor at Stratford Motor Products. J.P. is survived by his wife, the former Wendy Muriel THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, whom he married at London May 17, 1985; two sons, Randy and wife Alison SIMPSON of Stratford, Greg and wife Lora-Lee SIMPSON of Maplewood; two grandchildren, Christian Lewis SIMPSON and Jami-Lyn SIMPSON his mother, Jeanette COTE; two sisters, Louise and husband Roger PELLETIER of Edmundston, New Brunswick; Hélène and husband Patrick RICHARD of Fredericton, New Brunswick; "Thomson" brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl and Ruth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Stratford, Ron and Doris THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of R.R.#1, Embro; Carole and Don AGAR of Parkhill, Jeanette and Ken McINTOSH of Maplewood, Jane and Andrew McKEWAN of LaSalle. He was predeceased by his brother, Jacques COTE. Relatives and Friends are invited to a reception to celebrate the life of "J.P." at the Olde English Parlour, 101 Wellington Street, Stratford on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Marion Jackson TYLER will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431 or at the Olde English Parlour during the reception.

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McKEY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-15 published
LEWIS, Muriel Isabel
Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2006, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Beloved wife of Gordon E. LEWIS, Muriel will be lovingly remembered by her children Helen and her husband Allen McKEACHNIE and by Robert and his wife Frances LEWIS. Dear grandmother of Cory, Gordie and Sandra. Muriel is survived by her sister Kay MacKEY and brother Robert GIBSON. Predeceased by her two infant daughters and sister Nina HOMER. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at the Fawcett Funeral Home - Creemore Chapel, 182 Main Street, at 2 p.m. with visitation commencing 2 hours prior to the service. Spring interment in Badjeros. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Friends may sign the register book or leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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McKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
JORDAN, Bernard H. " Bernie"
Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on February 12, 2006. Bernard H. (Bernie) JORDAN passed away at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy. He was 81. Bernie is survived by his wife Audrey, son Michael of London and daughter Elizabeth (John) MacKEY of Strathroy. Also survived by his brother Stan (Pat) JORDAN and sister Margaret (Cliff) MILLWATER of Newport Wales, brother-in-law Alan COUGHLAN of Exeter, United Kingdom and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Christopher (1991), his parents Fred and Margaret and brothers Fred, Reg, Les and Ernie. Born in Newport, Wales, Bernie served in the Royal Air Force for 4 years as a Wireless Operator Air Gunner, Coastal Command. He left his beloved Wales in 1953, settling first in Montreal, working at McGill University in his chosen field of radiography. He then moved to Strathroy where he spent the remainder of his life, working first at Strathroy Hospital, and then as the highly respected Administrator of Strathmere Lodge. He retired from there in 1989. Bernie leaves behind Friends and family who will cherish memories of his quick wit and sense of humour. Friends will be received at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday, February 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, head Street, Strathroy on Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Fr. Willi K.F. KAMMERER officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Auxiliary or the Memorial Fund Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bernie.

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McKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
DOAN, Dorothy Evelyn, R.N.
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday June 10th, 2006 in her 91st year. Daughter of Alex and Isabella DOAN. She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Doris (Ross) SMITH, Yvonne (Bruce) LAMBERT, Ron (Lois) DOANe, Bev (Lois) MacKEY, Karen (Larry) WARREN, and Trudy MacKEY. She will be fondly remembered by great and great great nieces and nephews and a host of Health Care Colleagues and Friends. Predeceased by nephew Vernon WRIGHT and niece Ruth NEWSOME. Dorothy was predeceased by her siblings, Edna (Peter) WRIGHT, Stanley DOAN, Edgar (Hazel) DOANE, Norman (Mae) DOAN, Tom (Mildred) DOAN, Morley DOAN, Lloyd DOAN and Jean (Keith) MacKEY. Dorothy trained to be a Registered Nurse at the Strathroy Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1935. In 1942 she went overseas as a Nursing Sister. Her first posting was South Africa. Dorothy also served in Cairo, Egypt and Italy. In 1946 she returned to Canada. A few years after returning Dorothy enrolled at the University of Toronto and then worked at Toronto Western Hospital. In 1956 she returned to be Superintendent of Strathroy Hospital. Dorothy was one of the first Canadian women to become a fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators. She was a charter member of the Canadian College of Hospital Administrators. Dorothy was extremely proud when the new Strathroy Hospital was opened in 1962 and when two additional floors were opened in 1973. She retired as Executive Director in 1981. After retirement she spent the next 25 years actively involved in her church, the Legion, Community Living and many other aspects of her local community. Dorothy will always be remembered as a person that always put others before self. Dorothy's love was unconditional. She touched many people's lives and many people's hearts and was known to many simply as "Aunt Dot". Her life was a life of service. Family will receive Friends at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy on Tuesday, June 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Br. #116 will conduct a service Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. The Funeral will be at the Strathroy United Church, 131 Front St. W., on Wednesday, June 14th, at 11: 00 a.m. Private family Interment Campbell Cemetery, Komoka, later on Wednesday. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Doctor P.C. Crowley and Dorothy Doan Endowment Fund/ Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario, N7G 3J4, or the Charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at office@denning.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dorothy.

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McKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-02-14 published
JORDAN, Bernard H. " Bernie"
Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on February 12, 2006, Bernard H. (Bernie) JORDAN passed away at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy. He was 81. Bernie is survived by his wife Audrey, son Michael of London, and daughter Elizabeth (John) MacKEY of Strathroy. Also survived by his brother Stan (Pat) JORDAN and sister Margaret (Cliff) MILLWATER of Newport, Wales, brother-in-law Alan COUGHLAN of Exeter, United Kingdom and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Christopher (1991), his parents Fred and Margaret, and brothers Fred, Reg, Les, and Ernie. Born in Newport, Wales, Bernie served in the Royal Air Force for four years as a Wireless Operator Air Gunner, Coastal Command. He left his beloved Wales in 1953, settling first in Montreal, working at McGill University in his chosen field of radiography. He then moved to Strathroy, where he spent the remainder of his life, working first at Strathroy hospital, and then as the highly-respected administrator of Strathmere Lodge. He retired from there in 1989. Bernie leaves behind Friends and family who will cherish memories of his quick wit and sense of humour. Friends will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Wednesday, February 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, head Street, Strathroy, on Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Fr. Willi K.F. KAMMERER officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Auxiliary or the Memorial Fund, Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary, would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bernie.

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McKEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-06-13 published
DOAN, Dorothy Evelyn, R.N.
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, in her 91st year. Daughter of Alex and Isabella DOAN. She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Doris (Ross) SMITH, Yvonne (Bruce) LAMBERT, Ron (Lois) DOANE, Bev (Lois) MacKEY, Karen (Larry) WARREN, and Trudy MacKEY. She will be fondly remembered by great and great-great nieces and nephews and a host of health care colleagues and Friends. Predeceased by nephew Vernon WRIGHT and niece Ruth NEWSOME. Dorothy was predeceased by her siblings Edna (Peter) WRIGHT, Stanley DOAN, Edgar (Hazel) DOANE, Norman (Mae) DOAN, Tom (Mildred) DOAN, Morley DOAN, Lloyd DOAN, and Jean (Keith) MacKEY. Dorothy trained to be a Registered Nurse at the Strathroy Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1935. In 1942, she went overseas as a Nursing Sister. Her first posting was South Africa. Dorothy also served in Cairo, Egypt and Italy. In 1946, she returned to Canada. A few years after returning, Dorothy enrolled at the University of Toronto and then worked at Toronto Western Hospital. In 1956, she returned to be Superintendent of Strathroy Hospital. Dorothy was one of the first Canadian women to become a Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators. She was a charter member of the Canadian College of Hospital Administrators. Dorothy was extremely proud when the new Strathroy Hospital was opened in 1962 and when two additional floors were opened in 1973. She retired as Executive Director in 1981. After retirement, she spent the next 25 years actively involved in her church, the Legion, Community Living, and many other aspects of her local community. Dorothy will always be remembered as a person who always put others before self. Dorothys love was unconditional. She touched many peoples lives and many peoples hearts and was known to many simply as Aunt Dot. Her life was a life of service. Family received Friends at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy, on Tuesday, June 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Branch #116 conducted a service Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral at Strathroy United Church, 131 Front St. West, Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. Private family interment, Campbell Cemetery, Komoka, later on Wednesday. Donations in Dorothys memory may be made to the Doctor P.C. Crowley and Dorothy Doan Endowment Fund/Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at office@denning.caA tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dorothy.

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McKEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
JONES, Dorothy Jean
Passed away after a battle with cancer on January 14, 2006 at the Etobicoke General Hospital. Loving mother of Sharon (John MacKEY,) and Craig (Luci.) Grandmother to David DINGWALL. Survived by her brother Gordon DAVEY (Penny.) A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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McKEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
HICKS, Stuart Caleb
Entered into rest at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, in his 81st year. Stu was the beloved husband of Margaret ANDERSON of Cobourg. Loving father of Kathy and her husband Ross STEVENS of Cobourg. Cherished grandfather of Megan and Erinne of Toronto. Dear brother of Mary McEACHERN of Oshawa. Predeceased by his sisters Madeline BROWN and Evelyn HALLETT. Brother-in-law of Kathlyne MacKEY. Uncle Stu will be fondly remembered by the Hallett, Imrie, Brown, Burke, Mackey and Anderson families. Visitation will be held at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 4th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in the spring at Little Britain Christian Cemetery, Little Britain. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home.

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McKEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
MICHELL, Hilda Mary Eleanor (née MacKEY)
At Fairview Lodge, Whitby, on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at the age of 98. Beloved wife for 53 years of the late Edward MICHELL, and together owners and operators of Birdseye Centre Cabin Park in Port Perry for 30 years. Dear mother of Grant and his wife Kathleen and Beverley and her late husband Ted O'CONNOR. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren, Lauren (Bill) PHINNEY, Robin MICHELL, Patti (Art) JOHNSTONE, Brad (Sherri) MICHELL, Greg (Theresa) MICHELL, Ted (Kate) O'CONNOR, and great-grandchildren Heather, Michael, Mathew, Aaron, Kyle, Stephen, Sondra, Brooke, Tobias and Adrianna; and great-great-grandchild, Paiten. She will also be missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Hilda was predeceased by her parents Charles and Lilla MacKEY, her brothers Howard MacKEY and Everett MacKEY, and by her sisters Greta White, Verna Griffen, Laura Richardson and Elinor Fulton. Cremation. The family will receive Friends at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West, Oshawa, Ontario (905-721-1234) on Friday, March 10th from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Columbus Community United Church, 3285 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa on Saturday, March 11th at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Columbus United Church or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind The family would like to thank the staff at Fairview Lodge for their compassion and care for Hilda.

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McKEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-30 published
Scarborough's first policewoman'feisty'
A widow at 38, she worked to support her children as part of Toronto's so-called 'Powder Puff Patrol'
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Some smart aleck once thought Evelyn Morden JOHNSTON was driving too slowly. He was right on her tail as she proceeded sedately at precisely the speed limit along a Scarborough side street, before he floored it, crossed the centre line and cut in front of her. Then he slowed right down. He no doubt thought he was giving the little old lady a well-deserved taste of her own medicine and he couldn't have been more wrong.
Deftly and swiftly she overtook him and blocked his way with her car, forcing him to stop. Then she coolly got out and arrested him.
He had just met his match -- and Scarborough's first policewoman.
JOHNSTON had worked stakeouts, undercover, in the youth and women's bureaus. She'd taken the sharpshooting medal at police college. A trim five-foot-one, she was unarmed when she single-handledly arrested a young man for flashing in a public park.
Her granddaughter, Karen BOUCHER, grew up admiring her unconventional Nana. "She was very much a trailblazer, feisty, almost unstoppable."
She'd been a traditional wife and mother until 1950, when her husband, Howard MORDEN, was killed in a car crash on Sammon Ave. in Toronto's east end. A young man with a car full of girls had run a stop sign and smashed into their car. MORDEN put his arm out to hold back his wife and was thrown out of the car, which rolled on him.
At 38, she was left with two children -- Shirley, 21, and Fraser, 19. Friends urged her to find work. She applied for the job of secretary to Scarborough's police chief, got it and was soon conscripted to frisk and escort women prisoners.
Finally her chief told her she was doing the work of a policewoman so why not become one.
"I'm too old," she told her daughter.
"I'll help you study," Shirley replied. "We'd sit at the kitchen table and I would ask her questions from her books." In 1960 MORDEN graduated at the top of her class. She was 50 years old and went back to work at Scarborough's 41 Division in what was then the Metro Toronto Police force.
"I was always worried about her," said her daughter. "Once she phoned and was whispering. She said she was at a stakeout down by the waterfront. I think it was a drug bust. I was scared to death." Usually though, her workday was more routine, even deskbound.
Women officers were still a rarity. The first two had joined Toronto's force in 1913, and their numbers had yet to top 50 when MORDEN joined. When she retired in 1974, there were 63 policewomen and 3,504 male constables. It wasn't until 1975 that women joined the rank and file. Their rank was changed to police constable and they were allowed to carry a gun, where before they'd carried a leather baton in their purse and wore a navy serge jacket, skirt, lisle stockings, white gloves and perky hat.
"In those days women were in very few beats," said Gina BELLAMY, who joined about a decade after MORDEN. " They directed traffic between Eaton's and Simpsons and patrolled Union Station ticketing illegally parked cars."
The policewomen's bureau was located in the old 13 Division station at Markham and London Sts., the only division that housed women overnight. The division had one car, known as WB1, and the policewomen were responsible for handling wayward members of their sex.
But on March 5, 1962, an American documentary was televised across North America. It was called the Powder Puff Patrol and it was all about Toronto's policewomen. The logo was a gun, lipstick and compact. There were shots of policewomen powdering their noses and hovering over typewriters.
MORDEN was featured going undercover as a bag lady, wiping her nose on the sleeve of her ill-fitting coat, with stockings furled at her ankles, shopping bags and a kerchief over a wig. Bureau chief Sgt. Fern ALEXANDER told the cameras MORDEN was "always efficient and always proper" but "just ham enough to be loving" going undercover.
The show's enthusiastic announcer hailed every policewoman's patience and pronounced them "here to stay," while the police chief of the time, James MacKEY, declared they were "excellent public relations officers for our city."
For years the Toronto force used the film for recruiting. "[The film] is an absolute howl," said BELLAMY, who hails the women as true pioneers. Her former husband worked with MORDEN. " Bernie always said that if Ev did a (police) check then it would be done perfectly."
MORDEN worked in the complaints bureau in her final years on the force. She retired in 1974 at 64, having married Insp. Walter JOHNSTON. They met while both worked at 41 Division; JOHNSTON moved to Oshawa to become police chief, later returning to Toronto when he was nominated for the Police Commission. They moved to Mississauga. Eight years later when JOHNSTON died of cancer, she moved to Beaverton near her daughter and her family.
At 90, she was still out shovelling snow. "You could never tell Nana not to do something," said BOUCHER with a laugh.
She died August 15 at age 95.
She had requested a police chaplain at her funeral, and there were also two uniformed police officers as honour guard and a Toronto Police piper. Later, when Shirley was going through her mother's personal effects, she discovered that Toronto Policewoman #5518 was still an active member of the police revolver club.

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