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ADAIR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-05-30 published
ADAIR, Ruth
The family of Ruth ADAIR would like to thank all our neighbours, Friends, and family for their love and support during Ruth's illness and death. Special thanks to the staff at G.B.H.S., Owen Sound and Intensive Care Unit, to Pastor Wayne HEIKKENAN, the Fawcett Funeral Home in Flesherton, and the church family at Rock Mills Baptist Church for hosting the funeral and lunch. Thank you.
- Alice HENSLER, Pat and Gerald CAREFOOT, Jim and Fern VAN HERK and families.
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ADAIR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-05-30 published
ADAIR, Cecil
In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather Cecil who passed away May 26, 1997.
Loving and kind in all his ways
Upright and just to the end of his days
Sincere and kind in heart and mind
What a beautiful memory he left behind
- Lovingly remembered by Alice, Pat and Gerald, Fern and Jim and families.
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ADAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-14 published
ADAIR, Jack
Peacefully, with family by his side, on Tuesday June 12, 2007 at Saint Michael's Hospital at the age 69. Cherished husband to Evie for over 45 years. Beloved father to Jackie. Adored Papa to Jonathan and Colin. Dear brother to Pat and Donna. Jack will be deeply missed by his colleagues at H. Paulin and Co. and Friends who had the privilege of knowing him. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service will be held at Chartwell Baptist Church, 228 Chartwell Road, Oakville, on Friday June 15, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Asian Outreach, at www.asianoutreach.ca for literacy and education for children in China.

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ADAIR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
ADAIR, Robert " Bob" Nichols (July 8, 1922-July 14, 2007)
Out Beyond Ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in the grass,
the world is too full to talk about
(Written by: Rumi, 13th century)
Robert Nichols ADAIR Jr. beloved husband of Julie ROWNEY of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
Robert Nichols ADAIR Jr. was born to Robert Nichols ADAIR Sr. and Zorayda Cochrane ADAIR in Maysville, Kentucky. His early childhood already reflected his progressive social attitude in his fully integrated sandbox south of the Mason-Dixon Line that was open to all. At the age of 12 he entered the Kentucky Military Institute in Lyndon, Kentucky where he completed two years and excelled in history. He then entered a college preparatory program at The Hill School where he graduated in 1941, earning a varsity letter in track and field and the nickname "Smokey". His years at the Kentucky Military Institute allowed him to enter Officer Candidate School at Cornell University. Robert chose Cornell because of its diverse student population and liberal education. He interrupted his formal education when he gained the rank of First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and joined the 753rd tank battalion then fighting in Northern France. Robert received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and an Army Commendation Ribbon during the invasion and occupation of Germany. He finished the war as Adjutant in Berlin during the occupation. Robert was the last surviving Officer of the battalion and remained strongly supportive of its legacy. Following his first trip to the Canadian Rockies in 1946 he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Cornell University. He began his career in the oil industry in 1946 as a roustabout in Alvin, Texas and subsequently with a permanent move to Calgary with Stanolind Oil in 1950. Robert continued his career with Pathfinder Oil and Gas and the formation of his own company, R.N. Adair Oil Management and Zorayda Oil Co. Ltd., in the mid 1950's.
Bob started writing the R. Adair Oil Memorandum in 1964 for a special client and on June 28, 1968 he issued Oil Memorandum No. 1. This weekly publication, distributed to a varying number of clients over the years, reached No. 1999 on July 12, 2007.
Bob ADAIR was known to all as a gentleman who loved family, nature, gardening, poetry, music, the arts, and traveling. He embraced a balanced and healthy lifestyle, while he explored the many avenues of life's opportunities and adventures. Bob was as comfortable listening to progressive rock artists at New York's CBGB's Nightclub as he was listening to concerts at the Lincoln Center. Gardening was a particular love and his legacy continues in the many trees and plants he faithfully tended. These diverse passions were embraced to his final hour. Bob was truly a renaissance man.
Robert is survived by his loving wife Julie; first wife, Doris daughter Diane; sons, Stuart, Robin, and David; grandchildren, Maggie, William, Isabel, Paul, Andrew, Kaitlyn, and Patrick stepdaughters: Susan and Carolyn and grandchildren Erin and Jonathan. He was predeceased by his daughter Katharine, second wife Helen, and granddaughter Katherine.
Funeral Services will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. The family wishes to recognize and gratefully thank the compassionate care-givers that faithfully provided support and companionship.
In living memory of Robert ADAIR, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Homes Park Memorial Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-06 published
VANDERMEY, " Chris" Kryn
At Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Sunday, June 3, 2007, of Flesherton, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Rita. Loving father of Nicholas (Joan) of Seaforth, Kees (Darlene) of Elora, Rika (William) ADAM/ADAMS of Orillia, Kryn (Sandra) of Peterborough, Anne (George) HARAUZ of Guelph, Frank (Stephanie) of Toronto, George (Helen) of Cambridge and the late Wilhelmina THORNE. He will be loved and remembered by his 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and son-in-law Douglas THORNE. Dear brother of Helena and the late Adriana and Steven. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in the Netherlands and Canada. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Tuesday, June 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service was held at Saint_John's United Church, Flesherton on Wednesday, June 6 at 3: 30 p.m. Memorial contributions to Grey Gables Nursing Home would be gratefully appreciated.
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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-11 published
VAN MEER, Harvey James
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne, on Monday, July 9, 2007. Harvey James VAN MEER of Dundalk in his 76th year. Loved father of Brian VAN MEER and wife Flo of Mount Forest and Bob VAN MEER and wife Kelly of Harriston. Loving grandfather of Willie, Deanna, Rebecca, Tatum and Justin. Dear brother of June GAGNON and husband Ray of Desbarats, Earl VAN MEER and wife Davida of Sundridge and Allan VAN MEER and wife Josephine of Sundridge. Brother-in-law of Mary ADAM/ADAMS of Sundridge. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents James and Elsie VAN MEER and brother Jimmy VAN MEER. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Harvey's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #285, Dundalk on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 3 p.m. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #285, Dundalk or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the famihy. Online condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com
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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-04 published
VANDERMEY, “Chris” Kryn
At Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Sunday, June 3, 2007 of Flesherton in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Rita. Loving father of Nicholas (Joan) of Seaforth, Kees (Darlene) of Elora, Rika (William) ADAM/ADAMS of Orillia, Kryn (Sandra) of Peterborough, Anne (George) HARAUZ of Guelph, Frank (Stephanie) of Toronto, George (Helen) of Cambridge and the late Wilhelmina THORNE. He will be loved and remembered by his 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and son-in-law Douglas THORNE. Dear brother of Helena and the late Adriana and Steven. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in the Netherlands and Canada. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Tuesday, June 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Saint_Johns United Church, Flesherton on Wednesday, June 6 at 3: 30 p.m. Memorial contributions to Grey Gables Nursing Home would be gratefully appreciated.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-14 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Mabel (née ADAM/ADAMS)
Of Wiarton passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 12, 2007 in her 101st year. Step-mother of Linda BETTS of R.R.#6 Wiarton and Raymond THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of British Columbia and special Aunt of Ruth HALLICK (Allan) of Grande Prairie, Alberta and Lois SEALEY (Francis) of London, England. She will be sadly missed by 15 step-grandchildren, many step great-grandchildren, 3 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews as well as step daughters-in-law Mary THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Diane THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Mabel was predeceased by her husband George, parents Mary (CAMPBELL) and Samuel ADAM/ADAMS, brothers Gordon ADAM/ADAMS and William ADAM/ADAMS, sisters Ruby CROWE and Mary RADCLIFFE, step-daughter Wilda THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and step-sons Morgan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Aldon THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Wilmer THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Sunday, July 15, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Mabel's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Donations made to the Wiarton Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-01 published
COURTNEY, Frank
Peacefully in his sleep at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, July 31st, 2007. Henry Francis (Frank) COURTNEY, of Chatsworth moved on to his just rewards. He was in his 77th year. Dearly beloved husband of Sharon COURTNEY (nee CALLENDER.) Loving father of Blaine COURTNEY and his wife, Patricia, Brian COURTNEY, Brent COURTNEY, Debbie ORMSBY and her husband, Leonard, Cindee ZIDAR and her husband, John, Kim LEONARD and her husband, Martin and Marjorie WESTROP and her husband, Dave. He will be sadly missed by eighteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and six sisters. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Ima COURTNEY, seven brothers and four sisters and his two grand_sons, Tony ORMSBY and Christopher COURTNEY. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Thursday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Frank COURTNEY will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 3rd, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK and Pastor Gordon ADAM/ADAMS officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association as your expression of sympathy.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-01 published
COURTNEY, Henry Francis " Frank"
Peacefully in his sleep at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, July 31st, 2007. Henry Francis (Frank) COURTNEY, of Chatsworth moved on to his just rewards. He was in his 77th year. Dearly beloved husband of Sharon COURTNEY (nee CALLENDER.) Loving father of Blaine COURTNEY and his wife, Patricia, Brian COURTNEY, Brent COURTNEY, Debbie ORMSBY and her husband, Leonard, Cindee ZIDAR and her husband, John, Kim LEONARD and her husband, Martin and Marjorie WESTROP and her husband, Dave. He will be sadly missed by nineteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and five sisters. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Ima COURTNEY, several brothers and sisters and his two grand_sons, Tony ORMSBY and Christopher COURTNEY. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Thursday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Frank COURTNEY will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 3rd, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK and Pastor Gordon ADAM/ADAMS officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association as your expression of sympathy.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-14 published
LIVERANCE, John
Of Brantford passed away at Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 in his 63rd year. Best friend and loving companion of Gaetane BOISLARD and dear father of Scott (Monique) of Cambridge, Theresa (Mike EDWARDS) of Brantford, Jay (Robyn) of Brantford, and five step-children. Also sadly missed by grandchildren Daniel, Benjamin, Nicholas, Derek and eight step grandchildren, brothers Charlie (Vivian) of Wiarton, Bruce of Pike Bay, sisters Jane TICKNER of Orillia, Mae SCHNURR of Wiarton, Patsy (Wayne) ADAM/ADAMS of Kitchener, Barb (Gerald) GORE of Chatham, as well as many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents Mary (BESTWARD) and William LIVERANCE, brothers Donald, George, Jim and sister Marie. Visitation will be held at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lion's head on Friday, September 14th from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate John's life will be held on Saturday, September 15th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-23 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Gwendoline " Gwen" F. (née GOODCHILD)
Peacefully at Lee Manor on Monday, October 22nd, 2007. Gwen F. ADAM/ADAMS (née GOODCHILD) formerly of Walkerton in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Ronald ADAM/ADAMS. Loving mother of Geraldine (Gerald) BRILL of Annan, Glynis (Hank) BONNEVELD of Walkerton and Paul (Jan) ADAM/ADAMS of Windsor. Also survived by eight grandchildrfen, six great-grandchildren and her brother Alan of London, England. Predeceased by a great-grand_son. At Gwen's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Walkerton Cemetery on Saturday, October 27th at 10; 30 a.m. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-15 published
HUBERT, Cody Douglas
At his home in Brampton, on Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 at the age of 28 years, Cody HUBERT of Brampton and formerly of Port Elgin. Loving husband of the former Melissa PENNARUN. Dear son of Lynda HUBERT and her partner Rick ADAM/ADAMS of Port Elgin, and Doug HUBERT of Southampton. Brother of Kelly and her husband Mike MAHONEY of Port Elgin. He will be missed by his grandmothers, Ethel DOUCETTE of Drayton, and Edna HUBERT of Cambridge. Son-in-law of Mark and Debbie PENNARUN of Port Elgin. Brother-in-law of Lisa and her husband Steven FLOYD of London and Laurie and her husband Jamie MOORE of Burlington. Uncle of Ryan MAHONEY and Jordon MAHONEY. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles. He is predeceased by his grandfathers, Howard DOUCETTE and Lawrence HUBERT. Friends may call at the Port Elgin Missionary Church, corner of Green St. and Bricker St. from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15th, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted in the church on Friday at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Mark CHESTER officiating. Memorial contributions to World Vision or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 519-832-2222. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-29 published
BEAUPRE, Margaret (née GILBERT)
Of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. She was 86. Born in Toronto, daughter of the late George and Maria (née HYLAND) GILBERT. Margaret served in the 2nd World War for the Red Cross in London, England. She worked for Imperial Oil, St. Clair Avenue, Toronto for 20 years and spoke often of her love for Whitney, Ontario in the Algonquin Park area, where she spent many childhood summers and one whole year between grade school and high school. Most of all she loved her family. Survived by her daughter Collette BEAUPRE of Hanover, sons Michael (Irene) of Toronto and John (Theodora) of Calgary, grandchildren Stephen (Jodi), Sarah (Dave), Maggie (Dan), Nathan, Benjamin, Madeleine, Colin, Christopher, Marc, Emily and Margot, great-grandchildren Jake, Zak, Brittany, Jessica, Holli, Matthew, Noah, Augustus and Brendan. Also survived by sisters Ann ADAM/ADAMS of Oshawa and Jean DAVEY of California and sister-in-law Audrey GILBERT of Toronto. Predeceased by her husband Michael BEAUPRE, sister Mary TURVEY, brothers Philip and Harry. Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m., at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiating. Cremation to follow with interment in St. Croix Cemetery, Lafontaine, Ontario. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or The Red Cross Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
BRYANT, Shirley G. (formerly SAUNDERS)
On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, Shirley G. BRYANT (SAUNDERS) of Longworth Long Term Care, London, on her 83rd year. Widow of Wilson (Bill) BRYANT (2002) and Sgt. Allan SAUNDERS (1944.) Predeceased by brother Stan ASHTON (1973.) Dearly loved mother of Judy YOUNG (Gerry) of London, Kathy ADAM/ADAMS and John BRYANT of London and Patricia BITE (Uldis) of Rochester, Minnesota. "Grama" will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Susan MONTGOMERY (Scott,) Sandra MOFFITT (Brent,) Erin ADAM/ADAMS, Alan ADAM/ADAMS, Anna, Julia and Marisa BITE. Great-grandchildren Kristen and Josh MONTGOMERY, Troy and Kate MOFFITT and Lorcan DUVAL will also miss their "Cookie Grama." Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, January 5th, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Youth for Christ would be appreciated.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
HAIGH, Alice Angeline Grace (née ADAM/ADAMS)
Of Port Stanley, on Thursday, January 4th, 2007, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 86th year. Loving partner of Bill BRIDGE and beloved wife of the late Norman Nelson HAIGH. Dearly loved mother of Mary Helen and her partner Lee ROWDEN, John N. and his wife Sheila of Waterloo and Thomas W. and his partner Valerie MILLER of Port Stanley. Dear mother-in-law of Ernie RAMERTH of Saint Thomas. Loving grandmother of Peter HAIGH and hhis wife Mary-Ingram-Haigh and David and his wife Janice HAIGH, Jennifer and Dustin RAMERTH. Loved great-grandmother of Rachel Lyn and Samuel David HAIGH. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Alice was born in Leamington on February 21, 1921, the daughter of the late John and Grace (CAMPBELL) ADAM/ADAMS. She has lived in Port Stanley since 1927. Alice trained as a nurse and Victoria Hospital, London and worked at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. A public memorial service to celebrate Alice's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the funeral home Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-08-19 published
Actor Jacob ADAM/ADAMS remembered
By Canadian Press, Sun., August 19, 2007
Mississauga -- Screenwriter and actor Jacob ADAM/ADAMS was remembered fondly by Friends and relatives as a selfless man who was working in a selfish industry.
During a memorial service yesterday here, his loved ones said they won't be able to move on until they know what caused ADAM/ADAMS's mysterious death.
"It's sad, and the most difficult thing for us is not knowing what really happened," his brother, Howard ADAM/ADAMS, said after the service at a community centre. "We're looking for answers still."
ADAM/ADAMS, 40, was found dead at the Los Angeles home of actor Ving Rhames August 3 -- his chest, arms and legs covered in blood and dog bites.
He was hired by the Mission: Impossible co-star to care for his four dogs -- three hulking mastiffs and an English bulldog -- after the two became Friends on the Toronto set of the made-for-television movie Kojak.
Police initially said the death was caused by mauling, but an autopsy found neither the "superficial" dog bites nor a heart attack were to blame.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-01 published
OLDFIELD, Lois Yvonne
At the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, Ontario on Saturday July 28th, 2007 in her 80th year. Yvonne, beloved wife of the late Arthur Edward OLDFIELD (July 27, 2006.) Loving mother to Ken OLDFIELD and his wife Lori of Oakville and son-in-law Basil ADAM/ADAMS of Ajax. Predeceased by one daughter Dwaine (2005.) Sister-in-law to Ken OLDFIELD of Bradford. Grandma of Bradley Wiley ADAM/ADAMS and his wife Patricia, Chad ARTHUR of Oldfield and Jordan Lee OLDFIELD. Great-grandma to Riley ADAM/ADAMS, Shannon ADAM/ADAMS and Taylor HOOGLAND. Visitation was held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach (1 block East of Main Street) on Tuesday July 31, 2007 at 1 p.m. Donations to the Breast Cancer Research at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, Ontario would be appreciated. Cremation.
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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-31 published
FROST, Barry MacKinley
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on May 29, 2007 (age 51 years). Leaving to mourn his loving wife Kathie, two beautiful children, Jennifer and Amanda, and their mother Anne. His devoted mother and father, Walter and Rowena FROST of Hillview, his ever-faithful sister Pauline (Gary), and his loyal brother Keith (Lana). Left also to mourn are his nieces and nephews Angela and Adam PARK and Mackenzie and Hannah FROST, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. His parents-in-law, Gail and Bert BROWN, and his sister-in-law Sheri (Nathan.) His dedicated Ready Cash employees, along with hundreds of business associates across Canada and the U.S. whose lives he touched in so many ways. Also mourning is Margaret JARVIS, whose Friendship brought Barry comfort, and his treasured and faithful companion Gus. Waiting for him in heaven, Mom and Dad ADAM/ADAMS, Nan and Pop FROST, mother-in-law Nellie CORNICK, cousin Jeffrey IZER, Aunt Mary, uncle Levi, along with special Friends Nita and Max STOYLES. In lieu of flowers -- donations will be gratefully accepted to the Hillview United Church Pastorial Charge Manse Pavement Fund. Visitation for family and Friends was held on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grace United Church, Hillview (Trinity Bay). The Funeral service will take place at The Grace United Church, Hillview, delivered by Pastor Glenn JARVIS, his minister and friend, on May 31, 2007 at 11 a.m. Our memories of Barry will live on in our hearts forever.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-13 published
'He couldn't wait to come home'
Killed in roadside bombing, soldier was a funny, down-to-earth guy, friend says
By Matt HARTLEY, Page A16
It was after dinner on Logan CASWELL's 12th birthday when Canadian military officials showed up at the door to deliver the grimmest news possible: Logan's big brother, Trooper Darryl CASWELL, was dead, the latest Canadian soldier to be killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan.
Logan's was not the only birthday that would forever after carry a dark taint: Trooper CASWELL was set to come back on July 31st, the day he would have turned 26.
"I still can't believe that he's gone," his stepmother Christine CASWELL told The Globe and Mail from the family's Clarington home, about an hour east of Toronto. "I'm just still in denial. He couldn't wait to come home."
Ms. CASWELL said her stepson was looking forward to being an "average Joe" again. Her husband Paul, Trooper CASWELL's father, had spoken with him by phone Saturday, and what would turn out to be the last e-mail from their son arrived from Afghanistan on Sunday.
Trooper CASWELL was killed while travelling with a convoy carrying supplies to a forward operating base in Khakriz, a northwestern district of Kandahar province, about 40 kilometres north of Kandahar City, when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle at 6: 25 a.m. local time. Two other soldiers were injured in the blast and transported via helicopter to Kandahar airfield for medical treatment. Both are expected to recover and return to active duty soon. He was the third member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based out of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa near Ottawa, to be killed by Taliban attacks in the past three months. Trooper CASWELL was deployed as part of the Reconnaissance Squadron from the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment battle group.
Those who served with Trooper CASWELL remembered him as a tough soldier and tireless worker who was never afraid to speak his mind. Trooper Keith Rombough, was a member of that same group. Together they trained at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, braved patrols in Afghanistan and slept through dusty nights in the same tent, talking of their families back in Canada.
He said Trooper CASWELL and the soldiers he rode with dubbed their vehicle Ghost Rider after the Marvel comic book character. Monday's explosion wasn't the first time Trooper CASWELL's patrol had been the target of a Taliban strike. A few months ago, during a similar patrol, a rocket attack blew the front wheels off his vehicle, Trooper Rombough said.
"He'd always joke around about it," he said. "He took a small amount of pride in that."
Trooper CASWELL was born in Bowmanville, Ontario, and his parents divorced when he was 2. Growing up, he spent time living with his mother in the Toronto satellite communities of Clarington and Whitby as well as Sarnia, Ontario, before moving in with his father and stepmother in Clarington when he was 12. When his father remarried, young Darryl CASWELL was best man.
"One thing I'll never forget was that when Paul proposed to me, Darryl got down on his hands and knees and proposed to me, too," Ms. CASWELL said. "He was such a character. He was a good kid, with a good heart." A funny, down-to-earth guy, that's how Matt ADAM/ADAMS, Trooper CASWELL's best friend of 12 years will always remember him. Being a soldier and serving his country was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream for Trooper CASWELL, Mr. ADAM/ADAMS said. It was all he talked about as a kid, and his face lit up when he spoke of his experiences with the military. A fierce patriot, Trooper CASWELL once jokingly chastised Mr. ADAM/ADAMS's father for flying a frayed Canadian flag in the family's backyard.
"It was pretty hilarious how he shamed him into getting a new one," Mr. ADAM/ADAMS said.
Just a few weeks ago, Trooper CASWELL and his crew took a few weeks of leave and travelled to Australia, where he met up with Kayla MYERS, an old friend from high school, now studying education there. It turns out she would be one of the last of his Friends to see him alive.
"He was very proud to serve his country. He was just such a great guy," she said.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper extended his sympathy to the CASWELL family and praised the ongoing efforts of Canadian soldiers in a written statement released yesterday.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-08 published
Death of Canadian at actor's home a mystery
Coroner rules out dog bites and heart attack in investigation of what happened to scriptwriter Jacob ADAM/ADAMS
By Unnati GANDHI, Page 3
The last time anyone saw Jacob ADAM/ADAMS alive, he was playing with his friend Ving RHAMES's four large dogs.
The next morning, the Canadian scriptwriter was found dead on the actor's front lawn in affluent West Los Angeles, dog bites and blood all over his chest, legs and arms.
But what happened in those intervening hours has everyone from police to Friends scratching their heads. An autopsy yesterday found the 40-year-old did not die as a result of the bites, and that he was healthy in every other way.
Police say Mr. ADAM/ADAMS, who had been living at the Mission Impossible co-star's home for the past two years and worked as his professional stand-in, was seen outside the Brentwood, California., home at about 8 p.m. last Thursday. Half an hour later, Friends tried calling him but got no answer.
Whatever spurred one of the 90-kilogram mastiffs to give chase had Mr. ADAM/ADAMS running so hard that police found his shoes more than nine metres from where his body was discovered.
"He made it to the gate, he got the gate closed to keep the dogs inside that grassy area, and he collapsed on the other side of that gate, about three feet from it," said West Los Angeles Lieutenant Ray Lombardo.
When police arrived, the dogs - one with blood on its right forepaw the other so old it hardly had any teeth - were running around freely on the lawn. Mr. ADAM/ADAMS was pronounced dead at the scene.
Yesterday, the dogs were still in the custody of animal control.
Mr. RHAMES's wife told police yesterday that the dogs, which the family has owned for about seven years, were very gentle.
"She said she has two young children and that the dogs had never viciously turned on anybody," Lt. Lombardo said.
Most of the bites were superficial, the Los Angeles coroner's office said yesterday. It was also determined that Mr. ADAM/ADAMS did not die of a heart attack and did not have any clogged arteries. The body is now being sent in for toxicology tests.
"At this point, it's simply a mystery. We're ruling it an undetermined death," Lt. Lombardo said.
He believes the dogs - "they're big dogs; they look like lions," he said - sensed something was wrong with Mr. ADAM/ADAMS and were trying to help him by pulling on him. There were no bites on the head or neck.
Mr. ADAM/ADAMS, who is from the Toronto area, had met the Pulp Fiction actor several years ago on the Canadian set for Kojak, a made-for-television movie in which Mr. RHAMES played a police detective. Mr. ADAM/ADAMS had written that film's script.
The two men got along very well in a short time and became good Friends.
"He took a real liking to Jacob," Anne DODDS, a long-time friend of Mr. ADAM/ADAMS, said yesterday. Mr. RHAMES then asked Mr. ADAM/ADAMS if he would like to work for him.
"He had apparently said to Jacob, 'When I'm here, I want you to stand in for me, but when I'm not here, treat my home in Vancouver, treat my home in Los Angeles, as your own home,'" Ms. DODDS said in an interview.
"This man, when he was a friend, he was a friend," Ms. DODDS said of Mr. ADAM/ADAMS. "If you ever had a down time, he'd give you that lift to make you feel better about yourself."
With that, Mr. ADAM/ADAMS moved to Los Angeles two years ago, where he lived in Mr. RHAMES's estate with his wife and two young children. Mr. ADAM/ADAMS is not married and recently got his green card.
The deal was that whenever Mr. RHAMES was out of town - he's currently in Europe - Mr. ADAM/ADAMS would take care of the "odds and ends" around the house, police said.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
GOULDING, Mary McIntosh (née ADAM/ADAMS)
Passed away peacefully at Vermont Square on September 2, 2007 at 96 years of age. She was a sixth-generation Torontonian. Predeceased by her husband John Philip. Mother of John Philip (Cathy), five grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren; and Peter ADAM/ADAMS (Barry WHITE/WHYTE.) Private family service. Donations to the Women's Auxiliary of the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Clifford
On October 18, 2007, Cliff passed away peacefully in Arichat, Nova Scotia at the age of 89. Cliff follows his wife of almost 60 years, Betty, who died two years ago. He will be truly missed, especially by his two daughters Sue and Robin, and their families. Burial service will be held at Montreal Memorial Park on a future date.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Margaret " Peggy"
On Friday, October 19, 2007 in her 81st year. Loving mother of David (Amy), Peter, and Lindy (Carlo CIVIERO). Proud grandmother of Jeremy CIVIERO, Sean ADAM/ADAMS, Robin CIVIERO, Ben ADAM/ADAMS, and Gillian ADAM/ADAMS. Pre-deceased by her twin sister Jane BALFOUR, and her brother Jack DAVIDSON. Peggy will also be missed by her great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many Friends. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississuaga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pwky.) on Tuesday, October 23 from 10: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. A Memorial Service will follow in the Chapel at 11: 30 a.m. Private interment of cremated remains to follow at Springcreek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Doctors Without Borders or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 Online condolences at www.neweduk.com

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-05 published
EGAN, Wm. Dwight
Peacefully, at his home, Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, Wm. Dwight EGAN, in his 59th year, beloved husband of Joanne GRANT. Dear father of Laura and Miquel MANRIQUES, Capitola, California and grandfather of Victoria (Tia) MANRIQUES. Dear step-father of Charles (Chuck) and Nancy ADAM/ADAMS, Brian ADAM/ADAMS, Richard and Michelle ADAM/ADAMS. Dear grandfather of Tammi and Tim GAEA, Charles (Chuck) and Mindy ADAM/ADAMS, Katie ADAM/ADAMS and Kylee Marie ADAM/ADAMS. Cherished great-grandfather of Sean, Ryan and Evan GAEA. Loving son of the late William and Frances EGAN, Bolton. Dear brother of Lois and Thomas HEPPELL, Victoria, British Columbia; Paul and Lynne EGAN, Bolton; Deborah and Hal BROOK, Orangeville. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Wednesday, November 7 from one o'clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Florentine Catherine (née WEILER)
We, the husband, William, sons Michael and Douglas, their spouses Donna and Kathy, grandchildren Marion, Will, Heather and Craig and his wife Sarah, are sad to announce the death of our deeply beloved wife, uniquely gifted mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Florentine, who was born in Teeswater, Bruce County, Ontario on March 10, 1923, died with all of us at her bedside at Toronto Western Hospital at 3: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. The funeral will be held at the Nativity of our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 480 Rathburn Road in Etobicoke /Toronto, Ontario on Saturday November 24, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m.

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ADAM/ADAMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-05 published
Prolific and brilliant Ojibwa painter was called 'the Picasso of the North'
Like the great Spanish artist, he could draw spontaneously, never lifting his pencil until the image was complete. He is the only native artist to have held a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada
By Donn DOWNEY, Page S8
This obituary was prepared by Donn DOWNEY (who died in April, 2001,) with files from James ADAM/ADAMS.
Toronto -- The descriptions are spectacular and too generous, perhaps. Norval MORRISSEAU was "the Picasso of the North," according to some, and "the most important painter Canada has ever produced," to quote his Toronto art dealer.
Such descriptions, of course, ignore the likes of Tom Thomson, Emily Carr and the Group of Seven and place Mr. MORRISSEAU in a league with the most innovative artist of the 20th century. The hyperbole is forgivable. They are part of the legend - the story of a true primitive who emerged from the Northern Ontario wilderness to awe the sophisticates in the major art centres of the world. Indeed, Mr. MORRISSEAU remains the only native artist ever to have had a solo exhibition (for three months, starting in February, 2006) in the 127-year history of the National Gallery of Canada.
Art dealer Jack POLLOCK, one of the many who claimed to have discovered Mr. MORRISSEAU, was also part of the legend but had a better grasp on his contribution. "He invented a visual vocabulary that never existed before him," Mr. POLLOCK said before his death in 1992. "He gave the demi-gods of his people an image."
Mr. MORRISSEAU could properly lay claim to being the creator and spiritual leader of the Woodland Indian art movement, not only in Canada but in the northeast United States. He developed his style independent of the influence of any other artist and was the first to depict Ojibwa legends and history for the non-native world.
He broke the taboos of his people by revealing sacred stories, but believed it was his mission to put his heritage before the modern world so it could be kept alive. He was "a living bridge to the past," said Donald ROBINSON of Toronto's Kinsman Robinson Galleries, his major dealer for more than 15 years.
Three generations of native artists have followed in his footsteps, producing variations of the MORRISSEAU style using heavy black outlines to enclose colourful, flat shapes. Many of these artists have become wealthy in the process but such success was denied Mr. MORRISSEAU, who never quite escaped the poverty into which he was born.
"To this day, I don't know how we made a living," he wrote in an article published in The Globe and Mail in 1979. "You see, that sense of real necessity is not a thing that most people in white society know anything about." He was raised by his grandfather who was "the most influential person in the whole of my life and also a good provider. We always had moose meat in the house. Also oranges, but no bananas."
Born near Thunder Bay to a family living on the Ojibwa Sand Point Reserve on Lake Nipigon, he was baptized Jean-Baptiste Norman Henry MORRISSEAU. The oldest of five sons, he went to school for six years, but only finished Grade 2. "You see, the first year you get there, they put you in kindergarten," he once wrote. "The next year you come back and they put you in kindergarten again. Next thing you know, you are in Grade 1. Then, the following year, you start Grade 1 all over again. Maybe you stay in Grade 1 three or four years."
He was brought up by both his maternal grandparents. His grandfather was a shaman who schooled him in the traditional ways of his culture while his grandmother, a Catholic, made it her business that he was familiar with Christian beliefs. By all accounts, it was the conflict between the two cultures that influenced his outlook and what would later become his art.
Over the years, legends have developed around Mr. MORRISSEAU. According to one story, he became perilously ill at 19. A visit to the doctor did nothing and a medicine woman was summoned. A renaming ceremony was performed (Anishnaabe tradition holds that a giving powerful name to someone near death can rally strength and save a life). He was renamed Copper Thunderbird, and recovered. Later, he would use it to sign his paintings.
Somewhere along the way, he developed a fondness for alcohol. When Mr. POLLOCK first met him in the summer of 1962, he was drunk. The artist demanded that Mr. POLLOCK look at his work. Mr. POLLOCK was impressed and was interested in mounting an exhibit, but Mr. MORRISSEAU wanted to sell his works on the spot for $5 each. Mr. POLLOCK talked him out of it and a subsequent showing at the Pollock Gallery sold out within 24 hours, netting the artist $3,000. Time magazine declared that "few exhibits in Canadian history have touched off a greater immediate stir than MORRISSEAU's" and predicted that he would launch "a vogue as chic as that of the Cape Dorset Eskimo's prints."
He continued to live in the area north of Lake Superior and apparently squandered much of his money. In 1978 - a year in which he was appointed to the Order of Canada - when someone jokingly suggested that he throw a garden party, just like the Queen, he bought an antique silver tea service and a set of Royal Crown Derby china to entertain 21 of his Friends, colleagues and admirers in his chair-filled wilderness garden. Each was given a rare American buffalo nickel as a gift and a MORRISSEAU original drawing.
Over the years, he remained a master of the primitive school of art. In 1981, Globe and Mail art critic John Bentley MAYS described Mr. MORRISSEAU's as wholly appropriate to the context of his background. "His styles, situations and subjects are exactly what we would expect in the work of a self-taught artist who has lived most of his life in northern Ontario. There is little attention to figurative modelling in these pictures, no delving into the problems of perspective or pictorial depth. Using his small repertoire of techniques, he presents stylized versions of what he knows: the bears, loons, fish and turtles that live in the forests and ponds, and the people in the town around him.
"But these are not ordinary forests, ponds and people. MORRISSEAU's art transports us into a shadowy archetypal realm where ordinary things are wonderful. In his visionary lakes swim mighty fish, armed with bolts of spiritual lightening. A bear spirit -- a dragon-like chimera spangled with bright eyes and brilliant colours suddenly stands in your path."
For all his success, Mr. MORRISSEAU allowed his career and his life to descend relentlessly. In 1987, he was discovered wandering the downtown streets of Vancouver, sleeping in alleys and selling his sketches for the price of a bottle of booze. "To get drunk in Vancouver is the most beautiful thing there is," he was quoted as saying.
Years later, after he had dried out, Mr. MORRISSEAU told The Globe that his drinking binges in part reflected his resentment over "never getting my fair share." Still, he said he enjoyed life on the Vancouver streets: "I met a lot of nice people. I might even do it again - without the booze - so I can remember them all clearly."
Around that time, he met Gabor VADAS, a young man with problems, and the two formed a bond. Mr. MORRISSEAU believed that Mr. VADAS was his son and the younger man presents himself as such. However, the relationship was never ratified "through the legal courts," according to Mr. VADAS's wife, Michele, "but certainly as far as from a traditional native and spiritual point of view [Mr. VADAS was his son] because they take their adoptions very seriously&hellip They never lost faith in each other and have always been very loyal to each other."
In 1989, Mr. MORRISSEAU was the only Canadian painter invited to exhibit at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris during the bicentennial of the French Revolution. After seeing the works of Van Gogh and Picasso, he decided they were "all greys" and returned home to paint "some real colour."
He first exhibited with the Kinsman Robinson Galleries the following year. Wearing a new silk suit, he arrived for the opening in a white limousine. The exhibition sold out.
At 65, Mr. MORRISSEAU developed Parkinson's disease but continued to paint. "My hands don't shake when I hold a brush," he told Chris Dafoe of The Globe in 1999.
He had a healthy respect for his own talent. Doctor Henry WEINSTEIN, a doctor in Northern Ontario's Red Lake district who in the 1950s was among the first to recognize Mr. MORRISSEAU as a true original, was a friend of Pablo Picasso and once gave a MORRISSEAU drawing to the Spanish master. On the back, Mr. MORRISSEAU had written, "From one great artist to another." Picasso, after looking at the drawing is said to have remarked: "Well, you never know, do you?" - meaning that great art surfaces in unlikely places.
The comparison of the two artists was not entirely inappropriate. Mr. MORRISSEAU, like Picasso, could draw spontaneously, never lifting his pencil from the paper until the image was complete. "Very few artists in the world have this ability," Doctor WEINSTEIN said.
Mr. MORRISSEAU's early work was created on birch bark or animal hides. Mr. ROBINSON said he at first punched holes in the bark or hide but was later given paints by Doctor WEINSTEIN.
Mr. MORRISSEAU believed he was a "born painter" and said that when he started to paint, the images "just come." He created his designs to beautify the world with colour. "The world needs it," he said. Colour was a key resource in Mr. MORRISSEAU's repertory of symbols. He used connecting lines to depict interdependence. "These paintings only remind you that you're an Indian," the artist said. "Inside somewhere, we're all Indians. So now when I befriend you, I'm trying to get the best Indian, bring out the Indianness in you to make you think everything is scared."
Less inviolate were his family relationships. Mr. MORRISSEAU has six (some say seven) adult children from his marriage in 1957 to Harriet KAKEGAMIC, and has claimed at times to have fathered as many as 14 sons and daughters. Over the years, this has resulted in conflict with some of the children. Three months ago, for instance, one of Mr. MORRISSEAU's sons, Christian, also an artist, announced the creation of the Morrisseau Family Foundation to, in part, "ensure my family's heritage and the integrity of my father's legacy." A month after this, Mr. MORRISSEAU issued through Mr. VADAS a press release declaring that he had "not been consulted or in any way involved" with the Morrisseau Family Foundation, "nor do I support it in any way."
Mr. MORRISSEAU was a prolific artist before illness slackened his output - it's been estimated he produced more than 10,000 works in his lifetime. Aided by Mr. VADAS, he battled in recent years against what they alleged were a spate of fakes.
In the meantime, Mr. VADAS and his wife cared for Mr. MORRISSEAU after the onset of Parkinson's and Mr. MORRISSEAU doted like a grandfather on their two children, Kyle and Robin. Earlier in this decade, he spent some time in an extended care facility on Vancouver Island, but for most of this year, he lived with the VADAS family in their house in Nanaimo, B.C.
All things considered, Mr. MORRISSEAU was proud of his place in Canadian art history. "I may not have a Ferrari, but I'm the first Indian to break into the Canadian art scene and I have forever enriched the Canadian way of life," he said. "I want to make paintings full of colour, laughter, compassion and love... If I can do that, I can paint for 100 years."
He spent much of his last years in a wheelchair, deprived of intelligible speech. He suffered at least two strokes.
In October, Mr. MORRISSEAU travelled to Northern Ontario to receive an honorary degree from the University of Sudbury, and had planned to go to New York to attend the opening of his one-man show at New York's George Gustav Heye Center, which is part of the National Museum of the American Indian. Instead, he became ill in Toronto and was admitted to hospital.
Norval MORRISSEAU was born Norman Henry MORRISSEAU at Beardmore, Ontario, on March 13, 1931. He died yesterday in Toronto General Hospital of complications from Parkinson's disease. He is survived by numerous children.
The public may visit Mr. MORRISSEAU's open casket Thursday and Friday this week from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. each day at Jerrett Funeral Homes, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto. It is anticipated that he will be buried near Beardmore, Ontario, or Thunder Bay.

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ADAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
FERGUSON, Ada Lauretta
Peacefully at the Peter D. Clark Centre, Ottawa on Monday, January 1st, 2007. Dearly beloved wife of the late Doctor Robert FERGUSON. Loving mother of Robert (Susan,) Donald (Judy) and Marilyn ADAMSON (Charles.) Cherished grandmother of Andrew, Matthew (Zartaj), Julianne (Bryan), Trevor, Sheri, Jeff and Sarah. Lovingly remembered by her several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Florence and brother James. She was the past-president of the Ottawa Women's Canadian Club, the Ottawa Civic Hospital Auxiliary and the Grenfell Association - Ottawa Branch. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Sparks at Bronson, Ottawa, on Friday, January 5th, 2007 at 2 p.m. Inurnment at Christ Church Columbarium. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Civic Campus would be appreciated by the family. Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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ADAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-15 published
YOUNG, Mary Winnifred (née HENDREN)
Passed away peacefully, on Saturday, June 9th, 2007 at Markham Stouffville Hospital in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her parents George and Gertrude HENDREN, her beloved husband Doctor Percival Musgrave YOUNG, her sister Ivah BRAND and her brothers Don and Ralph HENDREN. Devoted mother of Ian (Shirley) of Toronto, Roger (Kate KENNEDY) of Sudbury, and Heather (Pat PARKER) of Espanola and New Liskeard. Loving grandmother of Katherine (Ashley ADAMSON,) Karen (Todd JASIE,) Genevieve (Geoff NEWTON,) Brian (Karen,) Bradley (Jennifer LAVINIA,) and David (Michelle.) Proud great-grandmother of Emma, Megan, Tyler, Cassidy, Samuel and Eva. Mary was born on May 16, 1916 in Lakefield, Ontario. She graduated as a registered nurse from Kingston General Hospital in 1937 and married her beloved Percy in 1940. She moved to Sturgeon Falls, Ontario where Percy practiced as a general practitioner physician until 1977, when they retired to Toronto. Mary spent her life helping others and was involved in many community activities. Mary's greatest undertaking was raising her three children. She supported them in every way and always kept communications open. In more recent years she was a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary had boundless energy and a great sense of humour that rubbed off positively on everyone around her. She loved nature and was the driving force in the family to purchase a boat, then land and a cottage on Lake Nipissing where the family still spends many of its happiest moments. This has kindled a deep love and appreciation of the out of doors in her children and grandchildren. Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She touched so many lives. She will always be in our hearts with great affection. A memorial service to celebrate Mary's life will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st. If desired, donations to the Childhood Cancer Foundation Candlelighters Canada would be gratefully acknowledged as an expression of sympathy. www.childhoodcancer.ca or 1-800-363-1062. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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ADAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-20 published
COOKE, George Blackstone
By Kaireen ADAMSON, Page L6
George Blackstone COOKE, known as Joe, was the youngest of five siblings. His father died when he was 10 years old, leaving Joe's mother to raise three teenage girls and two young boys through the Depression.
For pocket change, Joe and his brother caught dew worms on the golf course to sell to Lake Couchiching fishermen. Joe learned to swim and play lacrosse at Orillia's Young Men's Christian Association; he learned his love of Gilbert and Sullivan musicals at the local high school.
As a youth Joe sought adventure in Labrador, where he was employed building the Goose Bay aerodrome. He left for King's College in Nova Scotia, graduating as a sub-lieutenant. He joined the Royal Navy and served three years on the frigate H.M.S. Loch Fada, escorting convoys on the North Atlantic.
On VE Day, unable to get in the front door of London's celebrated Hammersmith Palais, Joe climbed to a second-storey balcony. He drew such a cheer that he threw down his hat, then his coat, and so on until, when apprehended by the shore patrol, he was down to his skivvies and the crowd was roaring its approval.
After the war, Joe enrolled at the University of Toronto, where he received an award for excellence in English literature. He continued his studies at Osgoode Hall Law School.
While a student Joe met and married Dorothy LINDSAY. In 1951, Joe and Dorothy moved to her hometown of Renfrew, Ontario, in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. Fifty-eight years of marriage produced a family of six children and, eventually, 10 grandchildren.
Winters found Joe and his family on ski hills, where his advice to the timid was: "Don't look, just ski." On early spring mornings, canoes were lashed on trucks and Joe, family and Friends would head out to run the swollen creeks and rivers. When he heard the roar of approaching rapids Joe's face would beam in anticipation. "Ladies and gentlemen - we have ourselves a river!"
Joe established a thriving law practice in Renfrew. He was a natural community leader, a spirited participant in fundraising song-and-dance reviews and a friend to the developmentally disabled. An annual " COOKE's Outing" named in honour of Joe and Dorothy continues to provide recreation for individuals in Community Living.
In his retirement years, Joe and his family played host to many Friends at their sugar bush. The first boil came off in 1979 and the last in 2006, with many a red ribbon for the Cooke and Co. syrup entry in the Renfrew Fair. Joe made the most of his 85 years.
Kaireen ADAMSON is Joe's daughter.

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ADAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-24 published
ADAMSON, Adrian Cawthra
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adrian on Friday, December 21, 2007, with great courage and surrounded by his loving family, following a long but ever hopeful struggle with Multiple Sclerosis and stroke. He is survived by his wife Esther FINE, his children Gil, Andrew and Keira and his brothers, Jeremy and Chris. Many thanks to the outstanding staff and volunteers at Bridgepoint Health and The Aphasia Institute and the doctors and staff in Intensive Care Unit B4 at Sunnybrook Hospital. He will be well-remembered by his family and Friends as well as his many students at Humber College, and fellow students of Cambridge, University of Toronto and TCS.
A service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Friday, December 28 at 11 o'clock. A reception will follow in the Leaside Room. Donations in Adrian's name may be made to The Aphasia Institute, 73 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, M3B 2R2 and The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 175 Bloor Street East, Suite 700, North Tower, Toronto M4W 3R8. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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ADAMSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-01 published
Mary Bates BURNS, 89: Swing singer
Mary Bates Burns was a hit with the troops and once turned down a date with Frank Sinatra
By Matthew CHUNG, Staff Reporter
She was a decorated World War 2 veteran with "perfect pitch."
Mary Bates BURNS went from making bottle tops in a factory to entertaining overseas troops with a featured singing role in the wartime revue "Meet the Navy."
She later shared stages, and radio waves, with legends of the swing era and, according to family lore, once rejected a romantic overture from Frank Sinatra.
"Mary never did make a big thing about her celebrity status," said her sister, Peg HARRIS, 85, from her home in Prince Edward Island. "She certainly was a celebrity in Toronto."
BATES BURNS performed for much of her career as Mary BATES but later took her second husband's surname. She died December 19 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, after a brief illness, at age 89.
Born June 6, 1917 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, she moved with her family six years later to Toronto's east end, near Pape Ave. and Gerrard St. E.
Her voice got noticed by co-workers in a factory and they encouraged her to try out for a local quartet. She got the job and performed with Jack ALLISON, Bill BOUNSALL and Helen RICHARDSON as The Crushy Swingers, after a successful audition for Orange Crush Co.
They quickly made a splash in the Canadian music scene, garnering airplay on CFRB and being featured on a radio broadcast put on by The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund.
The quartet was spotted that summer by Rudy Vallee, the famous 1930s American crooner known for singing through a megaphone, as they performed at the Canadian National Exhibition.
Impressed, Vallee asked the group to sing on his Thursday evening NBC radio show broadcast from New York.
The performance was such a success BATES BURNS and the others moved to the Big Apple and made more appearances on Vallee's show as The Swing Kids. They disbanded in the late 1930s, and she launched her solo career.
BATES BURNS appeared as a featured vocalist with many large swing orchestras including The Modernaires.
In front of a microphone, BATES BURNS was "Marvellous… she was just a natural," her sister said.
It was back in Toronto, at the Canadian National Exhibition around the start of World War 2, that BATES BURNS rubbed shoulders with Frank Sinatra, then in the early years of his career.
"I think the story was, he asked did she know where a guy could get a drink?" said BATES BURNS's daughter, Kate BURNS Rapley, in a phone interview from England.
"He then said was there any chance of him having some company with that drink?"
BATES BURNS, married at the time to musician Ken ADAMSON, declined. She and ADAMSON were later divorced.
BATES BURNS joined the Canadian navy in World War 2 as a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Services. She was a featured act in the "Meet the Navy" musical show that entertained soldiers stationed across Canada.
It was a dangerous time and "sad too, because you lost so many Friends in those days," said another sister, Betty JESSHOPE, 82, from her home in Oakville.
In 1944, "Meet the Navy" went overseas, playing around England. During a five-month run at London's Hippodrome theatre in 1945, the show received a rave from Beverley Baxter in the London Evening Standard.
"You don't have to visit the Hippodrome out of any sense of duty," she wrote. "The Canadian Navy has sailed up the Thames and London is its prisoner."
JESSHOPE said servicemen turned out to be an appreciative audience for her sister.
"In the navy show, the first time (BATES BURNS) sang… I think they had a hard time getting (soldiers) to shut up," JESSHOPE said, "because the young men just kept clapping her on."
After the war, "Meet the Navy" was shot as a film in Britain with BATES BURNS as a featured vocalist.
England also provided her with a second husband, accomplished saxophone player Bob BURNS, whom she wed in 1948. BATES BURNS performed there in 1950 with orchestra leader Bert Ambrose at Ciro's, a popular nightclub of the time. The pair had a son, Rob, in 1948, and daughter Kate in 1952.
BATES BURNS retired from singing professionally soon after the birth of her daughter and, around the same time, was divorced from BURNS.
She returned to Canada and worked as an electrologist for a while, moved back to England for a few years in the 1970s and then came back to Canada for good.
"I think she was never really sure where she wanted to be," said Kate. "She had gone back and forth all her life."
In fact, BATES BURNS made one last trip across the Atlantic in August, paying a three-week visit to Kate and her three children.
"She was very bright, she had all her faculties," said Kate.
BATES BURNS remained close with many Friends from the swing era, including composer Robert Farnon and Bert Pearl, bandleader on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's popular program The Happy Gang.
And she still loved to sing when together with family. "I don't think she ever appreciated how good (a vocalist) she was herself," JESSHOPE said.

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GRIMOLDBY, Bernadine (née BECHARD)
On Sunday, October 14th, 2007 at Hannah Walker Place. Bernadine GRIMOLDBY (née BECHARD) of Owen Sound in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband James. Loving mother to Sherline and her husband Paul ADAS of Utica, Michigan, Jim and his wife Joyce of Owen Sound, and Garry and Cheryl of Ingersol. Sadly missed by grandchildren Debbie, Chuck, Linda, Michelle, Jamie, Susan, Linda Ann, Kevin, Trevor, and by several great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother Joseph BECHARD, sister-in-law Evelyn CHRISTENSON, and special friend Marion GRIFFIN. Predeceased by her sister Loretta BROWN. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. A Ladies Legion Auxiliary Service will take place at 6: 45 p.m. A funeral service will take place in the chapel, Friday, October 19th at 11 o'clock. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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