McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-24 published
BREMNER, Harris James " Jim"
Peacefully, at Collingwood G and M Hospital on October 17th at the age of 75. Devotedly cherished husband of Florence (née POUNDER.) Dearly loved father of Randy, Kerry, Jeffrey (Jackie), Bradley (Trina) and Timothy (Lorraine). Dear grandpa of Lucas (Ellie), Raewyn, Shael, Adrian and Xuxa, of Jolene, Janessa and Jesse, and dear papa of Connor. Loving brother-in-law of Brian and Vivian POUNDER, and of the late Sam and Billie McLEOD. Dear Uncle to the Pounder and McLeod Nieces and Nephews, and to Rodger and Jean BREMNER and family. Family and Friends gathered at the Singhampton Community Centre on Sunday past for a Farewell Remembrance of Jim. Donations to Collingwood's G and M Dialysis Unit would be greatly appreciated. The Mad River speckled trout may shed a tear or breathe a sigh of relief, now that Jim's fishing rod rests.
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McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-08 published
RATZ, Dorothy Elaine (MacLEOD)
Dorothy Elaine Ratz (MacLEOD,) loving companion and wife to Bill for nearly 60 years, passed away peacefully on June 6th, 2007 at their home north of Owen Sound after a courageous battle with cancer. Dorothy's gentle personality and wit are already being missed by Bill, their four daughters and their families: Evelyn CURPHEY (Dave) of Fonthill (daughters Riley GOHM (Travis) and Jacquelyn,) Susan GOLDMAN (Steve) of Little Pine Tree Harbour (son Jesse (Larisa) and baby Isabel, son Japhy, daughter Sarah BASSI- GOLDMAN (Alberto) and son Aaron,) Elizabeth McKAY (David) of Owen Sound (son Alec and daughter Megan,) and Barbara PIGOTT (Paul) of Burlington (daughters Stephanie and Margie). Dorothy is also survived by her cherished brother Arnold MacLEOD and his wife Louise of Uigg, Prince Edward Island. Dorothy was born in Prince Edward Island, taught briefly in rural schools there, later graduated from Acadia University, and then moved to Kitchener where she formed many valued Friendships at both the Young Men's Christian Association and at the Mutual Life office. Dorothy and Bill were married in 1950, resided in Hamilton, Burlington, and Carlisle until 2000, when they moved to Georgian Bluffs. A Private Memorial Service will be held by immediate family. Interment will take place later at the Community Cemetery near her birthplace in Prince Edward Island. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation (www.gbrhcfoundation.ca) would be appreciated and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, (519-376-7492).

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McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-07 published
McLEOD, Leonard “Len” Paul
Of Sauble Beach, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007. Leonard Paul McLEOD in his 80th year. Loving former husband of Pat McLEOD. Cherished father of Mark and his friend Gabrielle STEIN, of Barrie; Colleen and her husband Gerald PERKIN, of Dorchester; Collin, and Elan, both of London. Proud grandfather of Lindsey SMITH (Matthew,) Kasey McLEOD, Trevor PERKIN, Michael PERKIN, and Patrick McLEOD; and great-grandfather of Jake SMITH. Sadly missed by Dan Jeffries, Carol Bannerman, and all his Friends at the Sauble River Family Camp. Predeceased by his brother Joe, and sisters Rose and Alice. Len served his country in the Canadian Armed Forces within the Air Force, and was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 208, Wiarton. At Len's request, there will be no visitation or service. Family will gather at a later date to celebrate his life. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Sunshine Foundation would be greatly appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. An Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow in memory of Len by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-09 published
McLEOD, Sadie Leona (formerly RICHARDSON, née THOMAS)
Of Wiarton, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Saturday, October 6th, 2007. The former Sadie Leona THOMAS in her 89th year. Loving mother of Bob RICHARDSON and his wife Verniece and Wayne RICHARDSON and his wife Linda, both of R.R.#1 Allenford; and mother-in-law of Carol RICHARDSON, of Wiarton. Cherished grandmother of Brad RICHARDSON (Anne,) Cindy (Rick DAY), Cathy HEWITT, Deanna (Mike VOKES), Julie (Greg YATES), Tracy (Chris HELLOWELL,) and Jen RICHARDSON (and partner Jeremy DODSON;) and great-grandmother of Kyle, Rachel, Michael, Curtis, Tyler, Ashley, Halley, Emily, Hannah, and Matthew. Devoted sister to Les THOMAS (and friend Flo) and Marg PEER, both of Wiarton. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Joanne, Audrey, and Eva, brother-in-law Ross, many nieces, nephews and best friend Carl CAMMIDGE. Predeceased by her son Clayton “Clayt&rdquo
McLEOD; her parents Robert and Gertrude; brothers Ivan, Jim, Stan and Charlie; and her sisters Nora, Win and Dot. The family invite Friends to visit with them in tribute to Sadie's life to share stories and refreshments on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. To respect Sadie's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation with interment at Eastnor Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to Friends of Gateway or Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Sadie a Red Maple tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-25 published
McDONALD, Malcolm 'Max'
Suddenly, after a brief illness, at Saint Mary's Hospital on October 23, 2007. Beloved father of Daniel and Jennifer. Sadly missed by his sister Elizabeth (James) BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Kitchener. Dear friend of Cheryl BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Williamsford. Loving uncle for many nieces and nephews. Will be missed by his sister-in-laws Inez CRAWFORD, Ella MacLEOD and Lois (Guy) TREMBLAY and his aunt Ann (Bob) WRIGHTSON. Predeceased by his wife Gwenn, his parents Daniel and Florence and his siblings Allan and Colleen. Max was a good family man, who made Friends wherever he went. He'll be missed on the hunting trips with the “Buss-Boys“. The family will receive Friends and relatives on Friday October 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West, Kitchener 519-745-9495. Memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Saturday October 27 at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made at www.mem.com.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-31 published
RICHARDS, John Donald
Passed away in Meaford on Monday, October 29, 2007. John Donald RICHARDS. In his 78th year. Beloved husband of the former Shirley MacLEOD of Meaford. Dear father of John and Jeff RICHARDS of Meaford. Brother of Helen STEVENS of Hanover and Vera GIBBON of Owen Sound. Predeceased by four sisters and four brothers. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday morning, October 31 at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Visiting at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. As your expression of sympathy donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-06 published
RAMAGE, Ethel Dorothy (née JOHNSTON)
At the Grey Bruce Regional Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Monday, November 5th, 2007, Ethel RAMAGE (née JOHNSTON) of Owen Sound, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Ed RAMAGE. Loved mother of Edna BAKER, of Wasaga Beach, and Sharon HIBMA, of Owen Sound. Loving grandmother of Tracy, Julie, Amy, Kevin, Kimberly, and great-grandmother of Natalie and Gavin. Survived by her sisters, Verna IRVINE, Leona LEPARD, Elsie FARROW and Doreen McLEOD, all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Elizabeth JOHNSTON, sisters, Rita BELROSE, Hazel FRIAR, Pearl McNABB, and brother, Mervyn JOHNSTON. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service for Ethel RAMAGE, will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Thursday, November 8th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m., with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in McLean's Cemetery, Bognor. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice, as your expression of sympathy.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-27 published
JOHN, Frederick
Of Saugeen First Nation, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 24th, 2007 at the age of 53 years. Frederick was the much-loved father of Samantha KEYSIS (partner Kevin CORBIERE,) of Hamilton; Stacy KEYSIS, of Toronto; Sean KEYSIS and his wife Tara, of Hoggansburg, New York; and Jennifer KEYSIS (partner Eli TOULOUSE,) of Sagamok, Ontario. Special grandpa of Brandon, Xavier, Logan, Kiana, Reign, Diondre, Jayla, Martin and Bailey. Caring brother of Larry, Gene, and Rita, all of Saugeen First Nation. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, and many Friends. Fred is predeceased by his parents Olive and Amy KEWAGESHIG; brothers Wilbert and Carson “C.J.&rdquo
LAVALLEY, Gretta FOSTER, and Florence JOHNSON; and nephews Elroy and Amariah. Family invite Friends to join with them for visitation at Fred's home (743 French Bay Road, Saugeen First Nation) on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Fred's life will be conducted from the James Mason Recreation Centre on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Rev. Maggie McLEOD officiating. Interment in French Bay Cemetery, Saugeen First Nation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Fred a White Pine tree will be planted at his home by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-18 published
WARNOCK, Catherine June (née McLEOD)
Of Chesley, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Sunday, December 16, 2007 in her 83rd year. June was a lifetime member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #144 Ladies Auxiliary. Cherished mother of Dianne MAULE of Chesley. June will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Gary (Sophie) MAULE and Carol (Paul) RODRIGUES as well as her great-grandchildren, Britney, Brandan, Victoria, Melina, Brandon, Brian and Ethan. She will be fondly remembered by her brother, Cecil (Orma) McLEOD of Chesley and sisters-in-law, Edith McLEOD of Edmonton, Evelyn KERR of Vancouver, Ruth TURNER of Bleinheim and Joyce CAIN of Owen Sound as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Bill, son Paul William, son-in-law William MAULE, brother Mick and her parents, Norman and Reta (McCASKILL) McLEOD. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion Branch #144 Ladies Auxiliary service will be held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-24 published
JOHNSTON, Angeline Mae
At St. Pauls's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday December 18, 2007. Angie JOHNSTON of Vancouver British Columbia and formerly of Saugeen First Nation in her 50th year. Loving mother of Shaelyn Amber Lee JOHNSTON of Vancouver, British Columbia. Dear sister of Garry KEWAQUOM, Wayne, Ervin, Julie, Colleen, Colin, Darrin, Murray and his wife Penny, all of Saugeen, and Myra of Vancouver B.C.. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Douglas and Ella Mae JOHNSTON, by her sisters, Linda and Betsy and by her brothers, Eric and Stuart. Visitation from the Wesley United Church, Highway 21, Saugeen First Nation, on Thursday December 27, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted from the Church on Friday at 2 p.m. Reverend Maggie McLEOD will officiate. Interment French Bay Cemetery, Saugeen First Nation. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow at the James Mason Cultural Centre. Expressions of Remembrance to Saint Paul's Hospital Foundation or to the Kidney Foundation of British Columbia Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
PICKELL, Ina Elizabeth (formerly CARR, née KING)
Dedicated member of Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family on December 29, 2006 at the age of 85. Daughter of the late Lewis and Annie KING. Beloved wife of the late George CARR (1964) and the late Ken PICKELL (1994.) Cherished mother of Phyllis SPEARIN and husband Bill, Anne SWINKELS and Mike CHANDLER, Bill CARR and wife Lynn and step-children Norma HAVES and husband Lewis, Bill PICKELL and wife Mary, Dorothy McLEOD and Brenda PEARSON and husband Leonard. Dear sister of Joyce NETHERCOTT and sister-in-law of Jean CARR, Robert LAMOND and Lewis PELTON. Proud grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 21. She will also be remembered by several nieces and nephews. Aside from her parents, Ina is predeceased by her sisters Doris LAMOND and Marjorie PELTON and brothers-in-law Lloyd NETHERCOTT, Reg CARR and wife Iona, Tom CARR, Nelson BAKER and his wife Mina and son-in-law Henry SWINKELS. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at the Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, 147 Widder St. E. at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John FRASER officiating. Interment at Saint Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
BAUN, Frederick
Passed away peacefully January 1, 2007 at University Hospital London, in his 95th year. He worked as a Machinist at the Canadian National Railway Shops and Dominion Chain in Stratford. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Patricia BAUN of London. He is also survived by his two children Gordon and wife Ferne, and Susan and husband Leighton McLEOD, all of Stratford; and one step-son Michael MASSECAR and wife Cindy of Calgary. Step-son David MASSECAR predeceased him. Loving grandfather to Mark BAUN and wife Mary Anne of Bath, and Kismet BAUN of Toronto. A great-grandfather to Jennifer and Stephen MASSECAR of Calgary and Michael and Bradley COLE of Bath. He will be sadly missed by special sister-in-law Shirley BEEMER. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Fairmont United Church, 29 Tweedsmuir Ave., London.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
MacLEOD, Evelyn M. (née FITZPATRICK)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday January 9, 2007. Evelyn M. MacLEOD (née FITZPATRICK) of Caressant Care Nursing Home and formerly of Willowgrove Crescent Woodstock in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Roddie A. MacLEOD (2004.) Dear mother of Dennis and his wife Stasia of Cambridge and Jill FERGUSON and her husband David of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Sean MacLEOD and his wife Jennifer of Kitchener, Samantha MacLEOD and her husband Robert SWIFT of Cambridge and Roddie FERGUSON of Toronto. Cherished great-grandmother of Owen SWIFT. Dear sister of Rita BORDELEAU, Sheila MOFFIT and Myrna BEAVER, all of Guelph. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Raymond FITZPATRICK. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 Wednesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Thursday at 10: 30 a.m. with Father Chris GEVAERT as celebrant. Interment Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery. Contributions to the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Building Fund or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home Wednesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Online condolences at www.longworth funeralhome.com

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McLEOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
KEELER, Phyllis M. (née MacLEOD)
71, of Mitchell passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd E. KEELER (1995.) Loving mother of Peter KEELER and Jennifer KEELER, both of Mitchell; dear sister-in-law of Marjorie MacLEOD of Lucknow, Peter McKINNON of Lakeland, Florida and Dave BURKHOLDER of Port Orange, Florida. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. "Special Grandma" to Aiden McCOY. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Mary Ann (MacSWEEN) MacLEOD, brother Donald MacLEOD, sister Jean McKINNON and sister-in-law Ilda BURKHOLDER. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Thursday 6-9 p.m. and on Friday from 1: 00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Camillia LAROUCHE officiating. Spring interment in Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. Memorial donations to Main St. United Church, Mitchell or the Humane Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-29 published
Great teacher, good friend recalled as fiery and loyal
By Amanda ROBINSON, Sun Media, Sun., July 29, 2007
In the classroom and in life, Margaret FALLONA expected nothing but the best.
"She was very detailed, very disciplined and a hard marker," said 62-year-old John CLOUSTON, a former student of FALLONA's at G.A. Wheable Secondary in London.
With a strict nature, the modern languages teacher -- who died at a long-term care home on July 11 at age 101 -- was dedicated to her profession. After school, she would tutor students and organize trips to Quebec.
FALLONA also taught at H.B. Beal Secondary and in Chapleau, Ontario
Even after retiring in 1971, her hard work wasn't forgotten.
"At her wake there were a number of students who said that she inspired them to continue with education," said James FALLONA, 70, her eldest nephew.
Born in Hastings, Ontario, in 1905, her parents moved the family to London in 1916 so she and siblings Helen and Philip, both since deceased, could have more educational opportunities.
At age 14, she enrolled in Brescia College, graduating with a B.A. in 1924.
"She was very gifted. It wasn't normal for students to go to university that young," said James FALLONA.
Considered too young for teachers college, she took more university courses. She finally received a degree from the Ontario College of Education in 1927.
A woman of many talents, FALLONA spoke French and Spanish and played the piano and violin.
She also reunited her large Irish family, organizing the first FALLONA reunion in Portland, Maine, in 1984, and another in Ireland in 1990.
While she explored her family roots, she kept her hands in education.
She served several educational organizations and set up scholarships for students in high schools and universities.
Long-time friend Helen McLEOD, 86, said she'll miss FALLONA's companionship and fiery personality.
"You couldn't sway her opinion. When she believed in something she would go to (any lengths) defending it."

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McLEOD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-05-30 published
SMITH, Charles Abraham
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday, May 24, 2007, Charles Abraham SMITH of Strathroy, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Marie (FIELD) SMITH. Loving father of Rev. Mary Ellen (Brad) BARCLAY of Saint Thomas, Randy (Marie) SMITH of Kerwood, Gayle (Keith) McLEOD of Strathroy, and Bill (Marian) SMITH of Strathroy and grandfather of Yvonne and Brian WIGBOLDUS, Ian and Tracy BARCLAY, Josh, Lisa, and Bruce HOLMES, Steven, Annette, Leanne, Michelle, Tamara, and Wesley, Candice and Reanne. Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Edna KORZYNSKI, Marian WAGNER, and Bob Haggith. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday, May 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service was held on Monday, May 28 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Steve BOOSE officiating. Interment in Oakland Cemetery, Glencoe. A Masonic service was held Sunday evening at 6: 30 p.m. under direction of the Napier Masonic Lodge. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Charlie.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-06-01 published
ALLARD, James Louis " Lou"
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James Louis (Lou) ALLARD on May 22nd, 2007 at the age of 62. Adoring and loving husband for over 36 years of Mary ALLARD (McLEOD.) Proud and devoted father to Margaret and husband Chris JOHNSON, Marc and wife Mary Beth WHITE/WHYTE, and son Michael. Loving grampa to Mackenzie and Madelyn JOHNSON. Beloved son of the late James and Catherine ALLARD of North Bay. He is survived by sisters Victorine DOUCETTE (Henry) of North Bay and Catherine ROBB (Brad) of Etobicoke, and their families. "Uncle Lou" will be missed dearly by Mary's twin sister Martha, her husband David HEATH, their children and by her brother Rev. D.J. McLEOD.
Lou loved spending time with his family and Friends at the summer cottage he and Mary built. His other passion in life was teaching and his dedication and commitment to education will not be forgotten. He made the most of his retirement, traveling with his wife and Friends, working on his gardens, developing his golf and curling games, and taking long walks with his beloved dogs. Lou's competitive fire was most evident during nightly cribbage games at the cottage. Quiet yet confident, Lou will be forever remembered for his patience, spirit and kindness. We will miss his guidance, sense of humour, and loving nature.
Visitation will take place on June 7th at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood between 6 and 9 p.m. Funeral service will be June 8th at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Collingwood at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Collingwood Collegiate Institute to establish an award in Lou's memory or the Collingwood Humane Society. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting: www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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McLEOD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-11-02 published
McLEOD, Charles Marshall (April 21, 1932-October 24, 2007)
Charlie died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday night. Charlie was born at Northslope Farm on the 8th Line of the former Nottawasaga Township, and lived there his entire life. He married Maureen Carollyn HERRINGTON on October 30, 1964, and together they raised three children on the farm amid much rowdy laughter and hard work. Charlie is survived by his wife, sons Alex and Ian, daughter Mariane, daughter-in-law Kathy, son-in-law Charlie RENTNER and by Delia IAFRATE. He adored his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Connor and Rosaleigh. He was predeceased by his sister Jean YEAGER and brothers-in-law Joe YEAGER and Dean POTTS. Charlie will be sorely missed by his surviving siblings: Don and Betty McLEOD, Hazel and Harry ROWLEY, Marion and Bill GORDON, Phyllis POTTS, Mildred and Jim WALKER, Helen and Ron WRIGHT. He will be fondly remembered by 32 nieces and nephews, their children and a wide extended family. Charlie will be missed for his gentle ways and quiet, quick wit. Visitation with the family at Fawcett's Funeral Home in Creemore on Friday, October 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services to be held at Dunedin Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Dunedin Presbyterian Church Window Fund, South Simcoe 4H Association, or the Parkinson's Foundation. Friends may visit the on-line book of condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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McLEOD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-24 published
BREMNER, Harris James " Jim"
Peacefully, at Collingwood G and M Hospital on October 17th at the age of 75. Devotedly cherished husband of Florence (née POUNDER.) Dearly loved father of Randy, Kerry, Jeffrey (Jackie), Bradley (Trina) and Timothy (Lorraine). Dear grandpa of Lucas (Ellie), Raewyn, Shael, Adrian and Xuxa, of Jolene, Janessa and Jesse, and dear papa of Connor. Loving brother-in-law of Brian and Vivian POUNDER, and the late Sam and Billie McLEOD. Dear Uncle to the Pounder and McLeod nieces and nephews, and to Rodger and Jean BREMNER and family. Family and Friends gathered at the Singhampton Community Centre on Sunday past for a Farewell Remembrance of Jim, Donations to Collingwood's G and M Dialysis Unit would be greatly appreciated. The Mad River speckled trout may shed a tear or breathe a sigh of relief, now that Jim's fishing rod rests.
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McLEOD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-31 published
McLEOD, Charles Marshall (April 21, 1932-October 24, 2007)
Charlie died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday night. Charlie was born at Northslope Farm on the 8th Line of the former Nottawasaga Township, and lived there his entire life. He married Maureen Carollyn HERRINGTON on October 30, 1964, and together they raised three children on the farm amid much rowdy laughter and hard work. Charlie is survived by his wife, sons Alex and Ian, daughter Mariane, daughter-in-law Kathy, son-in-law Charlie RENTNER and by Delia IAFRATE. He adored his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Connor and Rosaleigh. He was predeceased by his sister Jean YEAGER and brothers-in-law Joe YEAGER and Dean POTTS. Charlie will be sorely missed by his surviving siblings: Don and Betty McLEOD, Hazel and Harry ROWLEY, Marion and Bill GORDON, Phyllis POTTS, Mildred and Jim WALKER, Helen and Ron WRIGHT. He will be fondly remembered by 32 nieces and nephews, their children and a wide extended family. Charlie will be missed for his gentle ways and quiet, quick wit. Visitation with the family at Fawcett's Funeral Home in Creemore on Friday, October 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services to be held at Dunedin Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Dunedin Presbyterian Church Window Fund, South Simcoe 4H Association, or the Parkinson's Foundation. Friends may visit the on-line book of condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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McLEOD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-14 published
McLEOD, Charlie
The family of the late Charlie McLEOD of Glen Huron want to thank everyone who visited at the funeral home or attended the service in Dunedin. We know a lot of people and most folk got along well with Charlie, the evidence was very clear on Saturday October 27th. We thank the Stayner Medical Centre Staff and Doctor J. LANE and associates for the care Charlie has received over the past years. The hospital staff have given loving care in the past years and especially in the last 3 days and 2 nights of our family time together. The many memorial donations to the church window fund, the 4-H group and the Parkinson's Foundation and to the charity of choice of others much appreciated and help these projects. The flowers, food and meals prepared by many loving hands a blessing to us all. Hearing from folk on the phone is also a pleasure. We extend a heartfelt thank you and hope God blesses you all.
Maureen C. McLEOD and Family
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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-12 published
POTTER, Thomas James
Passed away surrounded by family the evening of January 9th, 2007 at Saint Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, after a long illness that claimed him but never defined him. Tom was 52. Tom was the loving husband of Joanne McLEOD, and proud father to James. Son-in-law of Gundy and Ann McLEOD, much-loved brother (and brother-in-law) of Marlene and Dan, Stephen and Nancy, Mark and Nancy, Julie and Walter, Alix and Bob, and Cam and Moira. He will be fondly remembered by nieces and nephews for his love and advice. Predeceased by his parents, Mary and Alexander POTTER of Toronto. Tom will also be missed by family, a wide circle of Friends, and by associates and clients of Miller Thomson, all of whom he touched deeply. Memorial service will be conducted Saturday, January 13th at 2 p.m. at Saint Mary's (Kerrisdale) Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Ave. (at Larch), Vancouver. Reception to follow. Tom was a supporter of Saint Paul's Hospital, and Friends may wish to make donations in his honour to the Saint Paul's Hospital Foundation (Renal Initiative) 178-1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver V6Z 1Y6, www.helpstpauls.com Walkey and Company Funeral Directors 604-738-0006 Tom loved his family, delighted in his Friends, and he inspired us with his love of life.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
BROUILLETTE, Elizabeth (née DEVLIN)
Elizabeth "Betty" passed away peacefully on Monday June 4th, 2007 in her 84th year at the Peel Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit. Betty was born in Montreal on April 11, 1924. She was united in marriage to Arthur Henry BROUILLETTE on June 10, 1944 in Toronto. She was predeceased by her parents William and Louisa DEVLIN, her husband Art (1991,) by her siblings Ronald (1980,) and Mary MAYHEW (1999,) her grand_son Jake McLEOD (1982,) and also by her son-in-law John McLEOD (1995.) She is survived by her children Gail and her husband Dave QUESNEL, Warren and his wife Angela, Craig and his wife Susan, Louise McLEOD, and Steven and his wife Cecilia, also survived by her sister Jean RANDLE. Betty will be greatly missed by her 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and her nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South (Hwy 10), Brampton on Thursday June 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday June 8th, 2007 at 1 p.m. Father Damian ALI will be officiating. Cremation to follow. In Betty's memory, donations to the Alzheimers Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to elizabeth.brouillette@wardfh.com

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-11 published
McLEOD, Malcolm Edwin
Peacefully at Meadows of Dorchester on June 8, 2007 in his 92nd year. Loving husband of Phyllis DAVIDSON and dear father of Hugh and his wife Julia, Jane and her husband Hans HANSEN, and Ian and his wife Marguerite RICHER. Devoted grandfather of Marc and Lise McLEOD, and Madeleine and Alice HANSEN. Predeceased by brothers John, Norman, Robert, Alexander and George. Survived by two sisters-in-law, Kay and Kathleen. Mac was principal at James Morden Elementary School for its first twenty five years. A long-term elder at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church, he was a founding member of the Niagara Falls Curling Club and active in the Niagara Falls Lions Club. The family extends its sincere appreciation to the caring staff at Meadows of Dorchester. The family will receive Friends at Morse and son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street, Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1: 00 p.m. at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church, 6136 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, on Monday, June 11 (today). Interment to follow at Stamford Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church Hope Fund.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
MacLEOD, Barbara
Died peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2007 at her home in Scarborough, Ontario, after a tenacious battle with cancer. She was 86. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, John Alexander (Rex) MacLEOD and will be mourned by her children Susan (John), David, Paul, Robert (Anita) and Gordon (Joanna). Barbara will be sadly missed by her brother Joseph PACH, her sister Helen BODNARUK and by her eight grandchildren, Anna (Paul) and Kate Charles; Emmitt, Claire, Maggie, Angus, Cameron and Eli MacLEOD, along with her numerous Friends and extended family. Special thanks to David and the other caregivers whose untiring efforts allowed Barbara to end her final hours where she wanted, at home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20th at the Simple Alternative Funeral Centres, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A service will be held on June 21, also at the Simple Alternative, at 10: 30 a.m.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
McLEOD, Barbara " Barb" Ellen (née TINCKNELL)
On June 21, 2007, peacefully and surrounded by loved ones, after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of James AKEROYD, of Waterloo. Cherished Mom of Heather McLEOD and her fiancé Stephen RUTTAN, of Hamilton, and Jennifer McLEOD and her husband Michael JESKE, of Kitchener. Treasured sister of Jane and Bud FIELD of Paris, Ontario, Mary Anne and Bill LEIGH, of Kitchener, and Jim and Bonnie TINCKNELL, of Belleville, Ontario. Adored daughter-in-law of Edith McLEOD, of Waterloo and sister-in-law of Wayne and Susan STEVENS, of Waterloo. Special aunt to Chelsea LEIGH, as well as to all the members of the Stevens and Tincknell families. Special 'grammy' to Morgan daughter of Master Bdr James and Richelle AKEROYD of Chalk River, Ontario, stepdaughters Elizabeth and Christine and devoted companion Merced (Ninia) TAGALOG. Dear friend of Ivan and Sandra Anderson, Jim and Heather Murdock, Barry and Kathy Kiggins, Dianne Aves, Betty Townshend, Trudie Robbins, Brad and Ellen Luelo, Mandy and Jamie Badrian, Peter and Elizabeth Moffat, Pat and John Weber, Conestogo, Alan and Nicole Mockler, Montreal, Doctor William Akeroyd and family Vancouver Dr's John and Christine Martin, Inverness, Scotland as well as countless others. She will be deeply missed by her close Friends at Queensmount Senior Public School, Kitchener and the many new Friends she had made as she setup a second home with Jim in Saint John, New Brunswick. The family would also like to thank the Waterloo Community Care Access Centre team, Doctor Bob HUNTER, Kitchener and the doctors of the Hamilton Juravinski Cancer Centre for their caring and support of Barb through her long journey. Barb was predeceased by her first husband, Bill McLEOD, and her parents, Luke and Hope TINCKNELL, of Paris, Ontario. Barb was first and foremost a proud and loving mother. She was also a wonderful, caring and generous wife, sibling, friend, and teacher. She was born in Paris, Ontario, where she spent the entirety of her childhood. She was an energetic child, who succeeded both at academics and athletics. She attended teacher's college at McMaster University and later returned to Guelph University to complete a degree in English and theatre arts. She taught at several elementary schools, took a leave to dedicate herself to parenting, and then returned to Queensmount Senior Public School in the late 1980s. Barb established herself as a remarkable teacher who inspired both her students and her colleagues. She taught English and math and directed several musical productions, while acting as a supportive mentor and friend to her fellow staff. In recent years, Barb was an avid fan of her daughter's careers, both scholastic and athletic. She adored her 'boys', Cody and Spooky, and the new addition of Oakley. She was a knowledgeable and dedicated sports fan. She travelled frequently with Jim, to Western and Eastern Canada, Boston, and Sanibel Island, Florida. Barb loved visiting with her granddaughter, Morgan, spending time at her cabin, gardening, bird watching, renovating and decorating her home, riding her bicycle, going to movies, and visiting her favourite people. As her health declined over the past year, Barb inspired us all with her ability to embrace every day of her life, and to find joy and humour during the most difficult of times. She fought an incredibly long and hard battle, but continued to focus only on the needs and lives of others. Her life was miraculous in many ways; she will be cherished forever by those who were blessed to share her life. Interment will be at Memory Gardens followed by a private service in celebration of her life. Donations in memory of Barbara (Barb) Ellen McLEOD can be made to the Hamilton Juravinski Cancer Centre, http://www.jccfoundation.on.ca/donations/online.shtml or may be placed by calling the Henry Walser Funeral Home 519 749-8467. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Barbara's memorial.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
ANDERSON, Marjory Louise (MacLEOD)
Born July 26, 1924 in Glen Norman, Ontario, on the same farm founded by her great-grandfather, Marjory died on June 30, 2007 in the Delta Hospital while sharing a quiet cup of coffee with Blair, her husband of 60 years. Marjory will always be an inspiration to Blair and to her sons, Craig (and Paul) and Clark (and Robin), to her daughter Leslie, and to her four grandchildren, Cameron (and Laurie), MacGregor (and Elysia), Nandi and young Blair, and to her great-grand_son, wee Gryffin. Survived by one brother, Duncan Rae (Velma, d.), Marjory was also a baby sister to John Leslie (Dorothy, d.) and Donald Edgar (and Louise). Her love of life will be remembered by her many cousins, including Florence, Alix and Kathy; and also by Rae's children, John, Douglas and Elizabeth; Edgar's family, Brian, Mark, Janice, Darcy and Paul and the children of Blair's late sister, Dorothy (Orville, d.): Lindsay, Brock and Shelley. Marjory's immense spirit was a constant source of strength to her family and her countless Friends. From cherished times spent around the dinner table at home on Tsawwassen Beach (and the waiting for green flashes at sunset), to her energetic participation in the University Women's Club, yoga and exercise classes, a favourite book club and regular bridge meetings, so many were influenced by Marjory's relentless focus on the positive, her openness to new ideas, the twinkle in her eye, and her beautiful smile. For all these hours filled with joy and laughter with Marjory, we will always be truly thankful. Please join us to celebrate Marjory's long and happy life on Friday, July 13 at the Tsawwassen United Church at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
MILLER, Mary (née MUNRO)
Mary MILLER died peacefully in her sleep in London, Ontario, on July 10, 2007, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Dave, her husband of 57 years, was at her side. Mary was born on April 26, 1925, the fourth daughter of Scottish immigrants Jack and Dorothy MUNRO. Her parents, sisters Agnes, Jean and Dorothy and brother-in-law Donald FERGUSON all predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter Beth and her partner John MacLEOD, her daughter Katherine and her husband Reg GATENBY, her son John and his wife Deb MILLER, three grand_sons - David GROVES, Evan MILLER and Graeme MILLER, her brother-in-law Bernard O'CONNELL, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families and many devoted Friends. We will miss her greatly. Mary grew up in Montreal. After completing high school and working for the Royal Bank of Canada there, she studied nursing at the Montreal General Hospital. She married Dave after her graduation and moved with him to Ottawa and and then to London, Ontario, where they made their home for over fifty years. Although Mary will be cremated and interred in a private ceremony, we will hold a gathering for family and Friends later this summer in her memory. We will publish the details of Mary's memorial once our plans have been finalized. We would like to thank Doctor Archie GRACE, Doctor Bill McKEOUGH and 'Mary's Angels', the remarkable staff of the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital, for their kindness, compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Women's Community House, 101 Wellington Road, London, Ontario N6C 4M7.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
GRAY/GREY, Jean (née MacLEOD)
On Thursday, July 26, 2007 at the ripe old age of 88. Beloved wife of the late John GRAY/GREY. Predeceased by her sister Catherine WILSON and brother Hugh MacLEOD. Jean will be lovingly remembered by Bruce, Cathy, Carol, her family and Friends. A Service to Celebrate Jean's life will be held at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto, at Windermere Avenue, east of Jane subway, on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
MATTHEWS, Phyllis Jean (née McLEOD)
Died peacefully in hospital on Monday, July 30, 2007 at the VG site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Phyllis celebrated her 91st birthday on June 11, 2007 while in hospital for the treatment of cancer. She was predeceased by her late husband of 63 years, Frederick WHITE/WHYTE, her sister Margaret and her brother Hector McLEOD. She is survived by her sons Frederick J., Douglas, David and her daughter Gretchen, her five grandchildren Alicia and Tyler, Jamie and Christopher, and Frederick L. Phyllis was born the daughter of John Angus and Jennie Margaret McLEOD on June 11, 1916. She was a graduate of Agnes Megantic High School, and went on to McDonald College for Teachers affiliated with McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Remaining in Quebec province, she taught elementary school Grade 2 for the Town of Mount Royal from 1939-43. Phyllis met her future husband when she shared an apartment in Montreal with his sister Marion. After being very enamoured of Phyllis' cooking, Fred married her on June 26, 1943 and the wedding reception was held at the Mount Royal Hotel. They then moved to Mont St. Hilaire, just south of Montreal, where she raised her four children in a home overlooking the Richelieu River. The family was active in the local St. Andrews United Church, Beloeil, Quebec. Always a creative mind, Phyllis learned the art of rug hooking and produced many original rugs throughout her lifetime. She learned the skill of bread making from her mother and Phyllis remained an enthusiastic bread maker, much to the benefit of Friends and family, throughout her whole life. Phyllis was a perennial caretaker of both plants and flowers. Under her tender care, her plants thrived both inside and outside the home. In 1969 Phyllis and Fred moved to the Chelsea district of London, England. There she took up the art of patchwork quilting because she said it was all the rage in London at the time. She produced many hand pieced hexagonal design coverlets that were used in the home. When they returned to Canada, they moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where they lived in their Studley Ave. home for 35 years. Phyllis even produced a small hooked rug depicting their Studley Ave. home. Always enthusiastic patrons of the arts, Phyllis and Fred were life members of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The family wishes to thank the wonderful Studley Ave. neighbours who generously lent their support and Friendship especially in their years of declining health. Phyllis wished to thank her good friend Joan Dawson for her close and abiding Friendship over the years. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who gave such compassionate care throughout Phyllis' recent illness. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at the Atlantic School of Theology Chapel, 660 Francklyn Street, Halifax. Rev. Arlene Riches officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Radiation Oncology Fund at the QEII Foundation, 1278 Tower Road, Room 1-040, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Y9 Canada.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-04 published
SANDERSON, L. Eleanor (née McROBERTS)
In the early morning of September 2, 2007, Eleanor died peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, in London, Ontario, having lived a full and rich life of 94 years.
Eleanor enjoyed a long and distinguished career with the London Board of Education, and was a passionate and tireless advocate for specialized classes and enhanced learning opportunities for the gifted. She went on to become a recognized expert in the field, and was designated a Master Teacher by the London Board of Education.
She retired from teaching in 1971, when she met and married Ted SANDERSON and moved to Toronto. There she was an active member of Metropolitan United Church, involved in the church's annual festival of the arts, dayspring. After returning to London, Ontario, Eleanor brought her love of learning to the Society for Learning in Retirement.
Eleanor was born in Kintore, Ontario, in 1913 to Lorne Chester McROBERTS and Lillian GUNDY and was predeceased by her only sister Margaret Eddy MacLEOD (2003,) and her brother-in-law Irving MacLEOD (1997) of Oshawa and is survived by her nephews Donald MacLEOD of Oshawa and David MacLEOD (Beth) of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and their sons, Ian of Minneapolis and James of Chicago.
Eleanor was also predeceased by her husband, C.F. (Ted) SANDERSON (1993) and is survived by his children Mary Sanderson ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Jane Sanderson LESPERANCE and Jane's children, Norah and Joseph (Victoria) all of Toronto. Eleanor will be missed by her many, many loved and faithful Friends, many of whom are former students. Special thanks to her loyal caregiver and friend, Jean WALCH, who was at her bedside when she died.
A memorial service celebrating Eleanor's life will be held on Saturday, September 8 at 11: 00 a.m. at The Grosvenor Club, 1 Grosvenor Street, London.
In lieu of flowers, Friends are invited to contribute to a trust fund that has been established in Eleanor's name to continue her interest and commitment to children's learning. Donations may be sent to The Thames Valley Education Foundation, 1250 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, N6A 5L1, marked: The Eleanor McRoberts Sanderson Creative Learning Trust Fund.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
LEVICK, Richard " Dick" (1925-2007)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at the K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. He was Beloved husband of May CONSTANCE for 56 years. Much loved father of son Richard and daughter-in-law Ruth MacLEOD, and son John and partner Fern PARE. Loving grandfather of Claire. Survived by step-brother, Erick LEVICK of Webster, New York.
Predeceased by sister, Jean HARDY of Carmel, California and parents, Richard and Hazel LEVICK of Ottawa.
Born in Ottawa, Dick was a proud graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College, Class of 1948. Known for his amusing poems and willingness to sing jazz classics and show tunes, he will be sorely missed by his many Friends, former colleagues and fellow "Aggies".
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. A private family interment will follow at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-20 published
MacDONALD, Katherine Constance (née MacLEOD)
92, Halifax, passed away on September 17, 2007, in Saint Vincent's Nursing Home. Born in Taiwan in 1915, she was a daughter of Rev. Duncan and Constance (EASON) MacLEOD. She is survived by sons, Ian (Jane,) Fredericton, New Brunswick; Edward (Jane HENSON), Halifax; daughters, Sharon, Halifax; Carol (Russell) HAZELDEN, West Dover; son-in-law, Bill PLASKETT, Halifax. Also surviving are grandchildren, Andy (Circe) and Jennifer MacDONALD, Joel (Rebecca KRAATZ) and Anna PLASKETT, Andrew and Russell HAZELDEN, and Katie MacDONALD; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Murray MacDONALD; sister, Ruth; brothers, Donald, Ian and Bonar MacLEOD. She came to Canada (Manitoba) at the age of 11 and later attended high school and university in Toronto, graduating with a B.A. from Victoria College, University of Toronto in 1937. She entered nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1941 from Toronto General Hospital where she met her husband, Bob, when he was a visiting medical officer serving in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Settling in wartime Halifax, she quickly involved herself in church and community life. Because of her unique background, she had a special connection with members of the Chinese community. For 25 years she served as the honorary president and advisor of the Dalhousie Chinese Students' Society, which originated in her home. She had been a member of the Chinese Society of Nova Scotia since its inception in the 1970s. She served in leadership and executive positions in many organizations over the years. At St. Matthew's United Church, she was a founding member of the Ross Auxiliary, United Church Women, ran a children's mission band, started up the Sunday nursery, served on a committee to support a Vietnamese family, and volunteered at the St. Andrew's Church Sunday suppers. She also served for a time on the selection committee of Pine Hill Divinity College, interviewing candidates for the ministry. In the late 1940s and early 1950s she was very active with the Young Women's Christian Association as a board member and chair of the world service committee and gave occasional radio talks. She was a founding member of Women for Music, the Dalhousie-Kings Reading Club and the Halifax Canadian Federation of University Women. She served in Home and School Associations at the elementary, junior and senior high levels, and was often asked to give slide talks to classrooms on international topics. Over the years, Katherine canvassed for a number of charities, drove for 10 years for Meals on Wheels, kept up her contacts with Toronto General Hospital alumnae, and was a member of the Clan MacLeod Society. She met weekly for decades with a group of close Friends (the 'bag-lunch ladies'). She took an active interest in her husband's professional life at the university and together they hosted faculty and students, and participated in the International Students' Association. In the early days of the Indo-Canadian Society, she was invited to join the organization as an executive member. She took a refresher course and returned to nursing for a time in the 1970s. Whenever she and Bob traveled internationally, they visited former colleagues and students and Katherine maintained those Friendships worldwide. Katherine lived a rich life of service and will be missed by family and Friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22, at 10: 30 a.m. in St. Matthew's United Church, 1479 Barrington Street, Rev. Ross Bartlett officiating. A family burial will be held at a later date in Hardwood Hills Cemetery, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Katherine and Robert MacDonald Scholarship, c/o The School of Nursing, Dalhousie University or any charity of choice. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Saint Vincent's, the QEII, the Bedford Berkeley and Doctor Marilynne Bell. E-mail condolences may be sent to: condolences.snow@ca.ns.aliantzinc.ca

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
MASTERSON, Margaret Catherine
Born November 26th, 1908 died peacefully in her 99th year of life surrounded by her family and extended family at The Houses of Providence where Margaret spent the last happy seven years of her life. She was the last surviving child of the late Patrick and Anastasia MASTERSON. She was preceded by her sisters, Teresa McDONOUGH, Mary KILLEEN and Dorothy MASTERSON, and by her twin, Father John MASTERSON, S.J. and by her brother Leo and James. She leaves to mourn, her nieces, Aileen HORGAN, Margaret McDONOUGH, Teresa PHILLIPS, Pauline MOHAN and Patricia McDONOUGH and her Nephew, Brian McDONOUGH. She will be missed greatly by the Horgan family, Michael and his wife Mary Ellen WINTERMEYER and their children Helen SERVICK and Deirdre McLEOD, Brian, Margaret, Aileen and her husband John McGRATH and their daughter Kate, Gabrielle, Dr. Caroline HORGAN and her husband Doug BELL and their children Hillary and Grace BELL. Her funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 20th, 2007 at 11: 00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto. We would like to thank the staff at Providence under the leadership Elaine CHAN for the wonderful care that our aunt received and for treating her with the utmost respect and dignity. In lieu of flowers please send a donation in her memory to the Providence Healthcare Foundation.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
GRASSBY, Robert Leigh, P.Eng. (1920-2007)
Peacefully at Saint Mary's Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007. Husband of the late Joan O'HARA and Florence WALSH. Dear father of Leigh, Janet (Pierre CHOLETTE,) Robert (Lynn SWEENEY), John (Rhonda HAMEL- SMITH), Brian (Joanna BENNETT) and Elizabeth (Mike STEFAN.) Grandfather of Timothy, Shaughn and Katie McAULIFFE, Eric (Joanna MacLEOD,) Jennifer and Emily CHOLETTE, Ryan and Robyn GRASSBY, Andrew, Jamie and Alex (Fritzy) GRASSBY, Maggie and Robbie Hamel-Smith GRASSBY, Riley and Samantha STEFAN. son of the late Arthur GRASSBY and Amelia MARRIN of Winnipeg. Predeceased by his brothers, Gerald, Edward, Hugh, Kenneth, Richard and his three sisters Louise, Marguerite and Joyce. Survived by his brother James of Sudbury. Robert was President and Chief Executive Officer of Montreal Locomotive Works, V.P. of Dominion Bridge and Plant Engineer and Manager of research and development for Robert Mitchell Co. He was also President and board member of Saint Mary's Hospital, V.P. and director of Engineer's Club, board member of Hermitage Club, Honorary member of The Royal Montreal Golf Club and board member of Concordia University. During the war years he served in Northwest Europe, Italy and United Kingdom as a lieutenant, captain and acting major. He was a strong, loving, interested father and grandfather who leaves behind a supportive loving family who hope to follow his lead. Visitation at the Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, Québec (corner Isabella) on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Edmund of Canterbury Church (corner St. Charles and Beaconsfield), Beaconsfield, on Saturday, October 27 at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made in his memory to the Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation, 3830 Lacombe Ave., Montreal, H3T 1M5. Condolences may be received at www.kanefetterly.com

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-26 published
McLEOD, Elizabeth " Betty" (née TYNER)
Betty McLEOD decided to, in her own words, 'just get on with it', and died in Mississauga Trillium Hospital in the early morning hours of October 24, 2007. She was born in 1917 in Bournemouth, England to Colonel H.R. TYNER and his wife Emily (STRUDWICK.) She was the widow of Major H.I.T. McLEOD, and is survived by five children-Harvey (Gina), Hampton, New Brunswick; Susie, (Ottawa, Ontario); Jim (Nancy), Quispamsis, N. B; Tory (Roger), Brampton, Ontario; Charles, (Ottawa, Ontario); ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graduated from Toronto Western Hospital in 1939 and joined the army for war time service in England. When she settled in Toronto she resumed her career as a staff nurse at Queensway General Hospital. A funeral service will be held at the Simple Alternative Funeral Centres Mississauga Chapel, 1535 South Gateway Rd. (two stoplights south of Eglinton off Dixie) Saturday, October 27th at 11 a.m. reception to follow. Donations to the Trillium Foundation would be appreciated.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-02 published
HENDERSON, Bruce Lachlan (August 16, 1963-October 29, 2007)
Bruce passed away unexpectedly at home in Toronto on Monday, October 29, 2007. He is survived by his mother Prudence (Trudi) HENDERSON, brother Scott, sister-in-law Edrie, niece Beth, nephew Christopher (C.J.) of Vancouver, British Columbia and his sister Shelley HENDERSON and brother-in-law David MILLS of Whitehorse, Yukon. He was predeceased by his father Robert B. HENDERSON (October 1981,) his uncle Max McLEOD (June 1995,) and his aunt Ella McLEOD (July 1997.) Born in Seven Sisters, Manitoba, Bruce lived in Halifax, Whitehorse, Ottawa, Vancouver, London, and Los Angelos before making Toronto his home. As a graduate of Ryerson University, Bruce gained international recognition and acclaim as a Creative Director and a leader in his field. Bruce is missed by his many close Friends and family. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. Donations to Ryerson University, Faculty of Communication and Design Scholarship Fund are appreciated.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-07 published
RAPSON, Major the Reverend Alexander (1907-2007)
Alex was born in Kerwood, Ontario, 25 November 1907 and died at Champlain Retirement Manor, Orillia November 4, 2007. He graduated from University of Western Ontario (B.A.-1933) and from Emmanuel College (B.D.-1936). He served in the pastorates of Rutherford, Sombra, Kirkton, Burgessville, Parker Street, Sarnia, Main Street Exeter, Hyatt Avenue, London and John Wesley, Sault Ste Marie. From 1943 to 1946 he was a member of the Canadian Chaplain Corps serving with the Sault Ste Marie and Sudbury regiment on the west coast and with the 48th Highlanders in Italy and Holland. He retired in 1971 and lived at various times in Port Coquitlam, Sarnia and Oakville.
He was predeceased by his sisters Jean (1976) and Philena (1992), and his wife Grace (2005). He is survived by his children David (Judith), Medonte Twp., Louise in Campbell River, British Columbia, grandchildren Kenneth McLEOD (Alison McQUEEN,) Hamilton, Stephen RAPSON (Valerie) Midhurst, Ann LACASSE (Geoff), Campbell River, and Katherine RAPSON (Jeff CARSON,) London, Ontario and great-granddaughters Jessica RAPSON, Samantha RAPSON, Olivia CARSON and Nicole CARSON.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 11th at 4 p.m. in Saint Paul's United Church, Orillia. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held in the family plot Strathroy Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Paul's United Church, Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Paso Por Paso or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and will be received by the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James St. E. Orillia, Ontario L3V 1L1 866-399-6499.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-10 published
BARRY, Marion
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 7, 2007. Marion BARRY, wife of Bill BARRY (W.F.H. BARRY.) Later-life of Claire WALKER. Mother of Elaine, Doug and Deborah. Mother-in-law to Mary DELANEY. Second Mother to Marion (Bruce) McLEOD. Great-aunt to Andrew (Florence) and William. Longtime friend of Eileen STARKEY and Blythe ROBERTS. The family will receive Friends at the Tompkins Funeral Home, 63 Garden Street, Gananoque on Wednesday, November 14 from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 18 at 2: 00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary (Gananoque Branch). Online condolences at www.tompkinsfuneralhome.ca
In the care of Tompkins Funeral Home, 63 Garden Street, Gananoque K7G 2T8, (613-382-3088)

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
FERGUSON, Christine
A resident of the Wexford Nursing Home, Toronto, formerly, of Sydney, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 19, 2007, age 80, at North York General Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Jane FERGUSON and raised by loving foster parents, the late Donald John MacLEOD and Mary Ferguson MacLEOD (née MacLEAN.) Christine grew up on their farm in Framboise where her life was shaped by the Depression years of the nineteen thirties. As a young woman, she taught school and later married at the age of 20 to Neil Alex FERGUSON on November 20th, 1946. She was a happy homemaker giving birth to 5 children until Neil passed away from a heart attack at only 39 years of age. She worked very hard raising the children alone and bravely survived the untimely death of her 8 year old daughter Sarah Anne. On April 2, 1964 Christine married the late Edward Charles BROWN of Dutch Brook and gave birth to another daughter and for years supported his auto body business until their divorce. She loved to play bingo, dance, tend plants and tell a joke. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Christine Brown CAMPBELL (Howie,) Marie CLEMENTS, Cora MacNEIL (Roy) and Belva HOOPER (Wendel) son, Sheldon FERGUSON and foster sister, Helen MORRISON. Survived by grandchildren; Scott CLEMENTS, Tracy WADE, Ronnie MacNEIL, Angela YURISICH, Andrea, Sarah and Michael HOOPER, Robert and Lyndsay FERGUSON, Bhreagh, Ceilidh, Daniel and Meaghan CAMPBELL great-grandchildren, Michael James WADE, Zachary YURISICH, Kieran and Avery MacNEIL, and Bria FERGUSON. Christine was predeceased by her first husband, Neil Alex FERGUSON, daughter Sarah Anne, brother, Arthur Bartholomew and former second husband, Edward Charles BROWN. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday 11 a.m., with Nancy Whitney, DLM officiating. Interment in Zion United Cemetery. Condolences may sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ca.ns.sympatico.ca

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-20 published
GREGORY, Michael Joseph
Peacefully, at his home in New York City on Saturday, December 15, 2007. Beloved husband of Catherine MacLEOD- GREGORY. Beloved father (with Caroline) of Patrick, Catherine, Richard, and David. Gaffer to Alex, Charlotte, Sean, Frances, Thomas, and Christopher. A distinguished scholar of wide-ranging interests, Michael will also be remembered as an innovative linguistic theorist and as a passionate and generous teacher of English literature, linguistics, and drama at York University's Glendon College, as well as at universities in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, China, and the United States. In New York, a service will be held at The Chapel of St. George's Episcopal Church, 209 East 16th Street, 3 p.m. Sunday December 23. In Toronto, a memorial service and wake will be held in January, details to be announced.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-20 published
STAPLETON, Arnold Grieve
Joined his wife Helen (née PRESTON) and soul mate of 49 years on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Born August 2, 1918 in Stratford, Ontario, he is survived by his second wife Mary MacLEOD, brother Bill, brother-in-law Hugh SHORTILL, children Joan BOXER (Richard,) Jeff (Patti,) Diana (Bill TAILOR/TAYLOR,) and Arn (Peggy.) Grandchildren Sarah, John, Todd, Marley, Preston and Katie will sorely miss their Poppa. Uncle Arn leaves giant shoes to fill in the lives of the many Stapleton/Preston relatives spread throughout the world. As corporate lawyer (having graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1950), Director of Personnel and chief labour contract negotiator for General Motors of Canada over a 29 year career, A.G. was the youngest director in the company's history. His was the voice of reason - the calm amidst many a storm during one of the most challenging eras in the United Auto Workers/General Motors contract evolution. Many said that Arn's unique ability to compartmentalize complicated concepts won over both union foes and management associates alike. He was able to maintain composure by utilizing a wonderful sense of humour centered around a quick wit and well placed one-liners. A man of few words, when he spoke, people listened. An English scholar (Words Are Important!), a history and travel buff, a Wagnerian connoisseur, a lover of opera and Shakespeare and one heck of a bridge and chess player, Arn was a 50+ year subscriber to the Stratford Festival (his second most favorite place after the family cottage at Inverhuron Beach). Always willing to give his ample talents to worthy causes, Arn served as Chairman and long time director of the Oshawa General Hospital, board member of both St. Andrew's Church in Oshawa and First-St. Andrew's United Church in London, and was a member in standing of the Law Society of Canada. In the words of his beloved Shakespeare -"to thine own self be true". A celebration of Arn's life will be held at First-St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue at Waterloo, London on Saturday, January 5 at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. Cremation and Spring interment at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 633 Colborne Street, Suite 150, London, Ontario N6B 2V3 would be gratefully appreciated.
"Safe Journey, Dad." (www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-22 published
NEWMAN, Eva Martha (née CAMPBELL)
Passed away peacefully at Aurora Resthaven on Friday, December 14, 2007 in her 94th year. Formerly of Amica, Markham and of North York. Eva, beloved wife of the late Donald NEWMAN. Devoted member of Douglas (Margaret) of Niagara-on-the-Lake; David of St. Catharines Nancy (Ralph ERIKSEN) of Aurora. Proud grandmother to Don (Heather MOLINA); Andrew (fiancée Tessa KING); Pamela (Gerard) PERREIRA Jamie; Doug; and Bethany. Loving sister to Alice IRVINE; Elsie CLARK; Pearl (Bob) MacLEOD; Bob (Gwen) CAMPBELL; and predeceased by Ken CAMPBELL; Jean CURTIS; and Bill CAMPBELL. Eva will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. The family is appreciative of the care by the staff of Aurora Resthaven. A family celebration of Eva's life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, 905-727-5421, Aurora.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-24 published
STAPLETON, Arnold Grieve
Joined his wife Helen (née PRESTON) and soul mate of 49 years on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Born August 2, 1918 in Stratford, Ontario, he is survived by his second wife Mary MacLEOD, brother Bill, brother-in-law Hugh SHORTILL, children Joan BOXER (Richard,) Jeff (Patti,) Diana (Bill TAILOR/TAYLOR,) and Arn (Peggy.) Grandchildren Sarah, John, Todd, Marley, Preston and Katie will sorely miss their Poppa. Uncle Arn leaves giant shoes to fill in the lives of the many Stapleton/Preston relatives spread throughout the world. As corporate lawyer (having graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1950), Director of Personnel and chief labour contract negotiator for General Motors of Canada over a 29 year career, A.G. was the youngest director in the company's history. His was the voice of reason - the calm amidst many a storm during one of the most challenging eras in the United Auto Workers/General Motors contract evolution. Many said that Arn's unique ability to compartmentalize complicated concepts won over both union foes and management associates alike. He was able to maintain composure by utilizing a wonderful sense of humour centered around a quick wit and well placed one-liners. A man of few words, when he spoke, people listened. An English scholar (Words Are Important!), a history and travel buff, a Wagnerian connoisseur, a lover of opera and Shakespeare and one heck of a bridge and chess player, Arn was a 50+ year subscriber to the Stratford Festival (his second most favorite place after the family cottage at Inverhuron Beach). Always willing to give his ample talents to worthy causes, Arn served as Chairman and long time director of the Oshawa General Hospital, board member of both St. Andrew's Church in Oshawa and First-St. Andrew's United Church in London, and was a member in standing of the Law Society of Canada. In the words of his beloved Shakespeare -"to thine own self be true". A celebration of Arn's life will be held at First-St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue at Waterloo, London on Saturday, January 5 at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. Cremation and Spring interment at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 633 Colborne Street, Suite 150, London, Ontario N6B 2V3 would be gratefully appreciated.
"Safe Journey, Dad."
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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
LEGG, Fred
Husband, father, grandfather, friend, confidant, volunteer, golf enthusiast. Born September 14, 1938, in London, Ontario Died June 21 in St. Catharines, Ontario, after living with multiple sclerosis for many years, aged 68.
By Barbara LEGG, David LEGG and Heather McLEOD, Page L8
Fred LEGG approached the ball on its tee and swung hard. An athletic young man, he was a regular presence on golf courses and basketball courts. Only this time, his balance deserted him.
Returning to his feet, he finished the round. Walking away from the 18th hole, Fred and his partners knew he had played his last game.
Multiple sclerosis slowly took away more than his swing. His legs failed him, then his arms. He needed a cane, then two canes, a scooter, and finally a wheelchair. In later years he was immobile from the neck down. From the neck up he remained the same man. With each new stumble, his response was equal parts acceptance and defiance.
Fred was diagnosed when his two children were about 10. Faced with looming limitations, the family became enthusiastic travellers. Fred wanted to see every Major League Baseball park in North America. He was kept from that goal only by the sport's demand for new stadiums.
He and his wife, Barbara, were active members of the church, played countless hours of bridge with Friends, and attended concerts and college basketball games. He, quiet and resolute, was president and treasurer of the Multiple sclerosis Society chapter in St. Catharines. She, assertive and charming, helped organize numerous fundraisers. Out of devotion first and necessity second, they were an indivisible team.
Unable to golf himself, Fred endlessly tweaked his wife's swing. Later, unable to see his five grandchildren as often as he would have liked, he recorded a telling of Robert Munsch's Smelly Socks so they could forever hear his voice.
Fred was a scholar of corny puns and an avid gardener - sitting on his deck monitoring those who volunteered to mind the flower beds.
The wheelchair became mere formality. To Mason, one of his young grand_sons, Fred was simply "sit-down grandpa." As Fred's mobility became limited, visitors to their home became numerous and frequent. In later years his voice weakened, but this too literally drew people closer.
Over the past year, Fred's health deteriorated. During one hospital stay he told his son if the end was near he could leave satisfied, knowing nothing was left unfinished.
And yet, the day before Fred died, severely weakened by infections, he continued to love life and was neither willing nor ready to give up. He told his daughter that even though there wasn't seemingly much to live for, it was enough.
Barbara LEGG is Fred's wife, and David LEGG and Heather McLEOD are his children.

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
STAPLETON, Arnold Grieve
Joined his wife Helen (née PRESTON) and soul mate of 49 years on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Born August 2, 1918 in Stratford, Ontario, he is survived by his second wife Mary MacLEOD, brother Bill, brother-in-law Hugh SHORTILL, children Joan BOXER (Richard,) Jeff (Patti,) Diana (Bill TAILOR/TAYLOR,) and Arn (Peggy.) Grandchildren Sarah, John, Todd, Marley, Preston and Katie will sorely miss their Poppa. Uncle Arn leaves giant shoes to fill in the lives of the many Stapleton/Preston relatives spread throughout the world. As corporate lawyer (having graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1950), Director of Personnel and chief labour contract negotiator for General Motors of Canada over a 29 year career, A.G. was the youngest director in the company's history. His was the voice of reason - the calm amidst many a storm during one of the most challenging eras in the United Auto Workers/General Motors contract evolution. Many said that Arn's unique ability to compartmentalize complicated concepts won over both union foes and management associates alike. He was able to maintain composure by utilizing a wonderful sense of humour centered around a quick wit and well placed one-liners. A man of few words, when he spoke, people listened. An English scholar (Words Are Important!), a history and travel buff, a Wagnerian connoisseur, a lover of opera and Shakespeare and one heck of a bridge and chess player, Arn was a 50+ year subscriber to the Stratford Festival (his second most favorite place after the family cottage at Inverhuron Beach). Always willing to give his ample talents to worthy causes, Arn served as Chairman and long time director of the Oshawa General Hospital, board member of both St. Andrew's Church in Oshawa and First-St. Andrew's United Church in London, and was a member in standing of the Law Society of Canada. In the words of his beloved Shakespeare -"to thine own self be true". A celebration of Arn's life will be held at First-St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue at Waterloo, London on Saturday, January 5 at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. Cremation and Spring interment at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 633 Colborne Street, Suite 150, London, Ontario N6B 2V3 would be gratefully appreciated.
"Safe Journey, Dad." (www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)

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McLEOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-31 published
STAPLETON, Arnold Grieve
Joined his wife Helen (née PRESTON) and soul mate of 49 years on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Born August 2, 1918 in Stratford, Ontario, he is survived by his second wife Mary MacLEOD, brother Bill, brother-in-law Hugh SHORTILL, children Joan BOXER (Richard,) Jeff (Patti,) Diana (Bill TAILOR/TAYLOR,) and Arn (Peggy.) Grandchildren Sarah, John, Todd, Marley, Preston and Katie will sorely miss their Poppa. Uncle Arn leaves giant shoes to fill in the lives of the many Stapleton/Preston relatives spread throughout the world. As corporate lawyer (having graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1950), Director of Personnel and chief labour contract negotiator for General Motors of Canada over a 29 year career, A.G. was the youngest director in the company's history. His was the voice of reason - the calm amidst many a storm during one of the most challenging eras in the United Auto Workers/General Motors contract evolution. Many said that Arn's unique ability to compartmentalize complicated concepts won over both union foes and management associates alike. He was able to maintain composure by utilizing a wonderful sense of humour centered around a quick wit and well placed one-liners. A man of few words, when he spoke, people listened. An English scholar (Words Are Important!), a history and travel buff, a Wagnerian connoisseur, a lover of opera and Shakespeare and one heck of a bridge and chess player, Arn was a 50+ year subscriber to the Stratford Festival (his second most favorite place after the family cottage at Inverhuron Beach). Always willing to give his ample talents to worthy causes, Arn served as Chairman and long time director of the Oshawa General Hospital, board member of both St. Andrew's Church in Oshawa and First-St. Andrew's United Church in London, and was a member in standing of the Law Society of Canada. In the words of his beloved Shakespeare -"to thine own self be true". A celebration of Arn's life will be held at First-St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue at Waterloo, London on Saturday, January 5 at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. Cremation and Spring interment at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 633 Colborne Street, Suite 150, London, Ontario N6B 2V3 would be gratefully appreciated.
"Safe Journey, Dad." (www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)

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McLERNON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-10 published
McLERNON, Mary Barbara (née FRASER)
On August 2nd, Mary Barbara McLERNON, in her 90th year died peacefully at home surrounded by family and caregivers. For the past 10 years, she courageously battled Parkinson's Disease while retaining an amazing memory, her strong humour, and a vital will to live. Mary was predeceased by her loving husbands Robert Ross McLERNON and Roy Aubrey McLERNON, as well as her brother Ramsey FRASER. Loving Mother of John (Peggy), David (Pam), Colin (Gwen), Robert (Debby); Dear Grandmother of Christopher (Ali), Michael (Joanne), Jennifer, Laura, Lynn, and Robbie and Great-grandmother of Max, Will, Charlie, Ethan, Jack, and Sophie. Stepmother of Diana (Michael), Derry (Steve), Peter (Diane), and Richard. Stepgrandmother to Mark, Matthew, Sean, Robin, Ken, Jamie, Antoine, and Arianne. She will also be missed by many dear Friends in Toronto, Montreal, North Hatley, Florida, and Knowlton. Mary was an avid gardener and graciously hosted many garden tours at her beloved Sherrygroom Farm. She led an active sports life competing well into her 70's in Golf and Tennis. The Family would like to thank the Frizzle Family who for two generations were loyal and caring Friends, Dr. William Barakett, and the wonderful and compassionate caregivers who helped her quality of life. Mary will be missed by many but never forgotten. A private family funeral was held. There will be a memorial celebration for Friends and family at the Knowlton Golf Club at 3: 00 p.m. Saturday, September 1st. Donations can be made in her memory to the: Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital (MBP Foundation) 950 Principal St. Cowansville, Québec J2K 1K3

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McLERNON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
McLERNON, L. Peter
Peter died peacefully in Toronto on November 29, 2007 at Saint Michael's Hospital. Beloved husband of Diane (née MADILL) and father to Robin, Kenny, and Jamie. Remembered by his sisters Diana RIDLEY (Michael,) Derry CARR (Steve,) brother Richard, father-in-law J. Arthur MADILL, sister-in-law Jennifer MADILL, brother-in-law Kenny MADILL (Rochelle,) nieces, nephews and his extended McLernon family. Born and raised in Montreal, Peter moved to Toronto in the 1970's. His entire career was centred in the investment business, retiring early from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce World Markets in the spring of 2006. Peter's passions included fishing, hunting, golf, and summers in North Hatley, Quebec. His family extends their sincere gratitude to the professionals at Saint Michael's Hospital in Emergency, Step-Up (14th Floor) and Intensive Care Unit. Their outstanding care and support was deeply appreciated. Peter, independent by nature, embodied life to the fullest and we will miss him. A service will be held at The Unity Church, 173 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street) on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 2 p.m. Parking is available next door at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home. Donations in Peter's memory may be made to the Saint Michael's Hospital Foundation, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8.

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