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IN'T o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
COWIE, John Douglas " Jack"
Of London, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2006, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband for 54 years of the late Hilaire COWIE (2003.) Loving father of Carol FRYER, Phyllis COWIE and John COWIE. Father-in-law of John JORGENSEN, Judy IN'T VELD and the late James FRYER (2003.) Special Grandpa to Jennifer, Sharon, Andrew, David, Ben, Shannon and Blair. Survived by his older brother Ross and his wife Audrey of Parkhill. Jack served his country overseas for five years during World War 2 with the Perth Regiment, rising to the rank of Major. He served as an Elder of New Saint_James Presbyterian Church for 45 years and was a proud member at Fanshawe Golf Course for 40 years. He was also a member of the Tuscan Lodge #195 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons and the oldest active member of the Retirement Research Exercise Club at the University of Western Ontario. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 20 at 2: 00 p.m. in New Saint_James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford Street East at Wellington. Private interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to New Saint_James Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged. The entire family is very proud of Jack. Congratulations Dad on a life well lived.

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INTVEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-13 published
MacLACHLAN, Jean Annabelle
At Saint Michael's Hospital on Monday July 10, 2006. We celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Jean Annabelle MacLACHLAN, devoted sister to Joan GREEN and Joy ANDERSON and brothers-in-law Stuart GREEN and Cecil ANDERSON. Loving aunt to Lyndsay GREEN (Hank INTVEN), Bruce GREEN (Cheryl), Jeff GREEN and Donald ANDERSON (Lisa BRUCE.) Much loved great-aunt to Lauren and Andrea INTVEN, Brandon, Christopher and Taylor GREEN, Max and Alexa GREEN, and Tegan and Elizabeth BRUCE. Jean will also be deeply missed by cousins Helen and Ralph MULLIGAN, their children Judith and Brian and families, as well as her many Friends. Jean's life of 89 years was one of great accomplishment and richness. When she retired after a 44-year career with Reckitt and Colman she had been the first woman Manager of Consumer Services and held the longest tenure of any woman in the company. She appeared on radio and television and gave demonstrations across the country to entice people to liven up their cooking with spices and seasonings. She felt that her encouragement made people more adventurous and contributed to the improvement of Canadian cuisine. She was also known as 'Mavis Trill' in an advice column she wrote for bird lovers. When she retired, the company newsletter described her as a 'Ray of Sunshine'. It said, 'What's important is the professional career and the accomplishments that this sweetheart of a lady was able to build in an era when Gloria Steinem was still making mud pies in her sandbox and the women's movement ended at the Parent-Teacher Association refreshment table.' As it said, 'Jean was a charmer.' She was known for her outrageous hats, her award-winning jams and chutneys, and her love of people. She had many happy times as a member of the Women's Advertising Club of Toronto, of which she was the President from 1962-63. She was proud of her service in the Canadian Women's Army Corp Reserve in World War 2. Her last years were happy ones thanks to the kindness and devotion shown her by the staff at Meighen Manor. At her request no funeral service will be held. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Salvation Army.

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