TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-21 published
RECKER, Henry J. " Hank"
At Chatham Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, Henry J. (Hank) RECKER of R.R.#2 Bothwell, in his 82nd year. Survived by his wife, of 57 years, Nea (BAILEY) RECKER, and his children, Muriel KITTMER (Doug) of Magnetewan, Erla McCORMICK of Sarnia, Donna TAIT/TAITE/TATE (Dave) of Alvinston, Brenda RECKER (Ted) of Sarnia, Henry RECKER (Marlene) of Alvinston, Robert NEVE of Bothwell. Loved by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special friend of Bill and Bonnie TAIT/TAITE/TATE of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by his son Randy RECKER (1994) and grand_sons, Barry TAIT/TAITE/TATE and Curtis RECKER. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River St. Alvinston on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. Fr. Richard SALDANHA officiating. Interment St. Matthew's Cemetery, Alvinston. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Rhoda " Jean" (née HEWITT)
A resident of London and formerly of Bothwell passed away Friday, April 18, 2008 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus at the age of 91. She was born in Bothwell daughter of the late John and Jenny (PATTERSON) HEWITT. Jean was a former Mayor of the Town of Bothwell in the early 1960's and a life member of Bothwell Baptist Church. Beloved wife of the late Jack TAIT/TAITE/TATE (2001.) Loving mother of David John TAIT/TAITE/TATE and his wife Ardene of Embro. Special grandma of Lou Ann TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Arlene BEILBY, Darlene STONE, Katharine WHITTINGSTALL and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Doris ARMSTRONG of Mitchell's Bay, Irene WOODS of Blenheim and Jack HEWITT (Jay) of London. She is predeceased by a sister Hazel SIDDALL and brothers Donald, Lorne, Archie, Richard and Ronald. The TAIT/TAITE/TATE family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Steve FILYER of the Bothwell Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. "A tree will be planted in memory of Jean TAIT/TAITE/TATE in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Kenneth William
After a courageous battle with cancer, Kenneth William TAIT/TAITE/TATE in his 85th year passed peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care with Norma (Kelly), his wife, best friend and soul mate of 60 years by his side. Born February 7, 1924 in Brooke Township, Ken served with the Canadian Army, 4th division during World War 2. Settling in Sarnia after the war, Ken retired in 1983 after 35 years of service with Imperial Oil. Dear father of Douglas, Cheryl (Ken PELKIE), Robert (Lynn), and Gwen. Ken is also fondly remembered by grandchildren Jeff (Deanna), Dawn, Karen (Jim), Andrea (Jake), Alison, and Stephen along with great-grandchildren Madison, Kira, Morgan, Jarod, Cassidy, Joshua, and Jillian. Also survived by brothers Ralph and Roy along with several nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by parents Robert and Winifred, sister Kathleen, brothers Harry and Jim, and great-granddaughter Vanessa. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. only. A private graveside service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
LUNN, Russell Kenneth
Of Belmont, passed away on Monday, May 12th, 2008, at his late residence, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 85. Dearly loved husband of Shirley Alice (MAJOR) LUNN and loved father of Brian and his wife Donna LUNN of Belmont, Kathy and her husband Herman MINNEMA of Dutton, Nancy and her husband David NEWELL of Springfield, Mariann LUNN and friend Karen Pavey of Saint Thomas, Patti-Lyn and her husband Patrick TAIT/TAITE/TATE of Saint Thomas and the late Steven Allen LUNN (1962.) Dear brother of Maxwell and his wife Louise LUNN of London, Grace LUMLEY of Saint Thomas, Louie and her husband Donald LACKEY of Wallacetown, Lloyd and his wife Geraldine LUNN of Putnam and brother-in-law of Jessie LUNN of Dutton. Predeceased by 2 brothers Raymond and Leonard and a sister Eleanor WALLACE (2007.) Loved grandfather of Ammie, Bradley, Rebecca, Carrie, Kirk, Mark, Randy, Matthew, Steven, Tamara, Alyssa and Dallas and great-grandfather of Xavier, Mason, Zachery, Marissa, Willem, Owen and Marissa. Russell was born in Port Talbot on April 25th, 1923, the son of the late Archie and Ruby (CAMERON) LUNN. He farmed on Crossley-Hunter Line from 1951-1980. He was a 60 year member of Victory Lodge #465, Belmont, served in every office. Past Noble Gran, Past Grand Master. He was member Encampment Elgin #20 and transferred to Harmony London #3. London Canton #1, Department Commander, Brigadier General of the Department Council of Ontario Patriarchs Militant, I.O.O.F. 2003-2004. Member of Saint_James Presbyterian Church, served on the Board of Managers, was an Elder, Clerk of Session and sang in the choir. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Saturday morning and then to Saint_James Presbyterian Church where funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 7-9 and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening at 6: 45 p.m. by Officers and Members of Victory Lodge #465, Belmont. Remembrances may be made to Saint_James Presbyterian Church, the Oddfellows Heart Equipment Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-12 published
FRASER, George A.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, July 11, 2008. George A. FRASER of Woodstock in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Joyce O. (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS) FRASER for over 59 years. Dear father of Susan CAMPBELL and her husband Del of St. George, Gary FRASER (Debbie,) Janice MATTSON and her husband Terry all of Woodstock, Donna ZALITACK and her husband David of Burlington and Alex FRASER of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Stephanie, Graheme, Donny (Jodi,) Lana TAIT/TAITE/TATE (Tyler,) Heather GUNTER (Gordon,) Christopher MATTSON (Brittany,) Sarah and Niel ZALITACK, Leah, Christina, Laura, Kayle FRASER and great-grandfather of Noah, Danielle and Caitlin. Dear brother of Ellen VAN HORNE of Saint Thomas and Harry FRASER and his wife Win of Woodstock and is survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister June MacDONALD. George was a veteran of World War 2 serving with the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corp., a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #55, Woodstock, a member of the South Gate Senior Centre, a past employee of Standard Tube and was owner/operator of Fraser Washer Sales. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock. 519-539-0004 on Sunday, July 13, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm., where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-04 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, George Eric
Passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at Shepherd Lodge in Toronto. Beloved husband of Grace. Dearly loved father to John Lawrence, Lorraine (Keith SCOTT) and Kathryn O'KEEFE. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Megan, Sharon, Wade and Patricia. Loving brother of Russell (Rhoda) of Shelburne, Ontario. George was a former Commercial head of Don Mills Collegiate 1960-1980. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 5 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East). Reception to follow. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto would be appreciated.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-23 published
HOUSBY, David
Passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2008. Beloved husband of the late E. Gwenyth HOUSBY and his sister Sheila TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Greenach, Scotland. David was born in Cumbria, England and came to Canada as a library intern. He remained here as a librarian with the Toronto Public Library. He developed multiple sclerosis in the 70's and gave it a good run for its money, spending many years in Riverdale Hospital, now known as Bridgeport Hospital, and finally in Providence Healthcare. Heartfelt thanks to those who cared for him. He endured all, but never lost his sweet nature and gentle ways.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) Flowers gratefully decline. If desired, a remembrance donation may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
for Research (mssociety.ca)
Hours fly, flowers die, new ways, new days pass by
Love stays

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-12 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, William C. " Bill"
Passed away April 10, 2008 peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by loving family after a mercifully quick battle with cancer. Bill is missed and loved by his wife, Sylvia (née MURPHY) and children Bruce TAIT/TAITE/TATE (Kim), Deborah BURGESS, Michael TEMPLETON (Nancy,) Brad TEMPLETON (Kathryn) and Ty TEMPLETON (Keiren,) along with grandchildren, Jesse, Curtis, Kellam, Cale, Jordan, Taylor, Sean, Will, Katie and Marika. Born May 12, 1925 in Regina, Bill served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 and then received a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University and a Chartered Accountant degree. In 1955 he joined fledgling Garrett Manufacturing Limited in Toronto, a division of the growing Garrett aerospace company in the U.S.A. Four years later he moved to the Los Angeles headquarters, but his rising star brought him back to Toronto to run Garrett Manufacturing Limited. He built it from a small operation to a major manufacturer with over 1,400 employees, producing top quality equipment for the aviation and aerospace industries. If you've flown on a major commercial airliner, Bill's systems, among many roles, helped control the air you breathed for a comfortable flight. He rose to become president of Garrett Canada, as Garrett Manufacturing Limited was renamed after being acquired by Fortune 50 corporation Allied-Signal. Bill served on the board of Allied-Signal Canada. After retiring he cofounded Tulmar, a leading vendor of aviation life support supplies based in Hawkesbury. Bill also worked in international affairs, twice serving as chairman of the Canadian North Atlantic Treaty Organization Industrial Advisory Group, and also as chairman of the Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Assoc. of Canada. Out of the office, Bill was passionate about golf, and had been recruited to play hockey for the Detroit Red Wings before the war intervened. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Daphne (née SCOTT) and brother Doctor Robert G. 'Bob' TAIT/TAITE/TATE. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 15 at 12: 00 p.m. at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario. Family, Friends and colleagues are welcome to come celebrate and remember a life well lived. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to the Canadian Cancer society.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-12 published
Ambassador a hard-nosed negotiator who paved the way to free trade
A survivor of a torpedoed Royal Canadian Navy frigate during the Second World War, he learned how to exploit differences among trading regions and proved that Canada was capable of digging in its heels
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Jake WARREN was part of that generation of tough Canadians who saw action during the Second World War and went on to become architects of this country's post-war political and economic policies. Alongside such senior mandarins (and old Friends) as Simon Reisman, Gordon Robertson, Ed Ritchie and Saul Rae, Mr. WARREN represented a golden era when Canada came of age and made its mark internationally.
A highly respected diplomat and public servant for 34 years, Mr. WARREN was Canada's high commissioner to Britain and ambassador to the United States. Before and after those appointments, he was this country's top trade negotiator, a hard-nosed horse trader who co-ordinated tariff and trade deals on a global scale, paving the way for the 1988 Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
"In my family, we knew him as Uncle Jake," recalled Liberal member of Parliament and former Ontario premier Bob Rae, whose father, Saul, served with Mr. WARREN in post-war London. "He was somebody I always turned to for candid and direct advice. He was never shy about sharing his views."
Mr. WARREN had "a burning love" for Canada, eulogized his friend Thomas D'AQUINO, a former civil servant and now head of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He "took a strong interest in virtually every issue that came to define Canada as we passed into the new century: Our trading relationships with the world; our fiscal health; our constitutional debates; relations between English and French speaking people; our partnership with the United States the integrity and accountability of our political leaders."
Like many of his era, Mr. WARREN was fuelled by an intellectual hunger and zest for life that followed the trauma of having his warship blown out from under him. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941 and by 1944, was a lieutenant and navigation officer aboard the HMCS Valleyfield, a river-class frigate that had been commissioned only the year before.
Just before midnight on May 6, 1944, on the return leg of an escort mission, the Valleyfield was one of three frigates and two corvettes steaming 50 nautical miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. With the Valleyfield occupying the distant, astern position in the convoy, the ships were making good time to Saint_John's, when suddenly, a warning was sounded. Just as action stations were called, the German submarine U-548 fired a torpedo that ripped into the Valleyfield's port side. There was a tremendous explosion and the ship broke in two.
"She went down in 90 seconds," recalled Stanley TAPSON of Sidney, British Columbia, who was a stoker aboard the ship. "Jake was off duty that night but he was in the bridge cabin anyway."
The water temperature was barely above freezing. Of a crew of 168, 130 men perished. Because it happened late at night, most were asleep or off watch in the mess. The ship was cut neatly in half and they died trapped below decks, Mr. TAPSON said.
Asked how he survived clad in nothing but a lifejacket and underwear, Mr. TAPSON said, "I was 19." Mr. WARREN, he recalled, wore a thermal suit.
Of the crew who hit the water, only 38 survived. But for them the nightmare was just beginning. It was some time before the other ships in the convoy realized that the Valleyfield was missing. Finally, HMCS Giffard, a flower-class corvette, went about and steamed back to the survivors but could not stop. Under wartime regulations, the Giffard had orders to first try to hunt down the submarine.
Hours later, with all trace of the U-boat gone, the Giffard returned to the scene. But by then some of the men had perished in the water, either from hypothermia or from ingesting fuel oil that had sluiced from the hull. The survivors were finally taken on board and, once safely in port, they waited their turn to ride an ambulance to hospital.
"Jake comes up to me and puts his hand on my shoulder and says, 'You're next, Stan,' recalled Mr. TAPSON, his voice choking. "That's was typical. He was no put-on. He was a man's man and we all loved and respected him."
He was born on Happy Valley Farm, which grew tobacco in Howard Township outside London, Ontario, the only child of Thomas and Olive WARREN. At war's end, he returned to Queen's University to complete a bachelor's degree in politics and economics that he had started earlier.
Mr. WARREN and many his age were snapped up by a war-weary External Affairs Department, which was eager for fresh talent. For a dozen years, he held junior postings at Canadian embassies in London, Washington and Paris, and showed such a flair for trade issues that in 1958 he was appointed assistant deputy minister in the department of trade and commerce.
Two years later, he was named vice-chairman of the Canadian delegation at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in Geneva, a posting that lasted four years. Then it was back to the renamed industry, trade and commerce ministry in Ottawa, this time as deputy minister.
At the age of 50, Mr. WARREN was named high commissioner. "He was one the youngest high commissioners ever sent," said his daughter, Hilary NICOLSON. "He relished it and did a phenomenal job of promoting Canada as a young and youthful country, full of prospects."
The three-year posting was replaced by another high-level appointment as Canada's ambassador to the United States, overlapping with the presidencies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. It was under Mr. Ford's administration that Canada was invited to join the G-6 Group of Nations, making it the G-7. Mr. WARREN was said to have played a large role in that decision, and he also laid plans for the later move of Canada's embassy to Pennsylvania Avenue, just down the street from the White House.
When Mr. Ford died in 2006, Mr. WARREN recalled that the president "understood us, and there didn't seem to be huge, terrible tensions or problems. We didn't have a lumber dispute, and we didn't have water diversion."
Another accomplishment of note on his watch was an agreement reached between the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Research Council of Canada for the development and building of a "Space Shuttle Attached Remote Manipulator System," or the Canadarm.
In 1977, rumours surfaced that Mr. WARREN was being pushed out of his job because of conflict with Ivan Head, a top adviser to then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau, over preparations for Mr. Trudeau's trip to Washington that February. Mr. WARREN was also rumoured to be on the short list for governor-general in 1979, but the job went to Edward Schreyer.
In 1977, he returned to Canada as co-ordinator of the Tokyo Round of the Multilateral Trade Negotiations, which were aimed at revamping the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. To the amazement of many, Mr. WARREN showed that Canada, a relatively small player by international standards, was able to exact concessions from Europe, the U.S. and Japan.
In fact, the way he put it, Canadian officials learned how to exploit differences among the three most powerful trading regions. Mr. WARREN said Canada had proved quite capable of digging in its heels on import restrictions. "Not unreasonable" was a phrase he often used to describe the concessions achieved by Canada.
While it's fair to say many Canadians would find topics such as tariff quotas and countervailing duties less than scintillating, Mr. WARREN truly loved the field. "He actually found the subject fascinating," his daughter noted. "The negotiating skills required, the subject matter. Free trade was something that he believed strongly in. Dry maybe, but for him, the subtleties were extraordinary."
He was recalled as a wonderful wit but a rather formal man who would arch his back at the dinner table to remind his children to sit up straight. However, he mellowed with age, his daughter pointed out.
On retirement in 1979, he was appointed vice-chairman of the Bank of Montreal and made responsible for its growing international network. Three years later, he was named to the Order of Canada. But another major challenge awaited. A month shy of his 65th birthday, the government of Quebec retained him as its free-trade policy adviser during the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
The Globe and Mail called his appointment "intriguing" and an ambiguous move by then premier Robert Bourassa, who "often sends out double messages of this kind, using someone's reputation to suggest that he is heading in one direction, and then moving in a quite different direction.
"On the face of it, it looks as if Quebec went out to get a big-league player; someone whose experience would match that of Simon Reisman," wrote Graham Fraser in 1986.
Mr. WARREN's presence suggested to others that Mr. Bourassa favoured the idea of the trade talks' success. And while there were some who said an independent Quebec's economy would be viable, Mr. WARREN's view was: "Viable means 'not dead.' That's not what I want for Quebec."
He wanted the best for all of Canada. As he warned before the House of Commons committee on the Meech Lake Accords, "If there is a split or some arrangement that is less efficient than what we have at the moment, I think we will lose something. Both Canada and Quebec will lose."
Jack Hamilton WARREN was born in Ridgetown, Ontario, on April 10, 1921. He died April 1, 2008 of natural causes in Ottawa. He was 87. He leaves his wife of 55 years Joan (TITTERINGTON,) children Hilary, Martin, Jennifer, and Ian, and nine grandchildren.
He is also survived by his Valleyfield shipmates, Stanley TAPSON (Sidney, British Columbia); Bill EDWARDS (Vancouver); Don GODWIN (Hamilton, Ontario;) and Ian TAIT/TAITE/TATE (Port Colbourne, Ontario

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-18 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, John Samuel " Doc Tait"
(May 5, 1908-April 18, 2005)
Lovingly remembered by wife Margaret and family Sheila, Noël and Bev, Julian, Donovan, Clifford, Lucille, Yvonne and Damien.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-28 published
ANDREWS, John Hobart Mclean
(May 15, 1926, to April 23, 2008)
John Hobart McLean ANDREWS, born in Kamloops, British Columbia, died peacefully on April 23, 2008, in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Predeceased by his parents John Ernest ANDREWS and Cynthia Maria ANDREWS (née ROBINSON;) sister-in-law Margaret STEELE (née PAYNE;) and infant son Douglas Reid ANDREWS. Survived by his wife Doris Deborah ANDREWS (née PAYNE;) son William John ANDREWS, daughter-in-law Merle ZABRACK, grandchildren Aaron and Naomi; son Donald Wilfrid Kao ANDREWS, daughter-in-law Anne Kao ANDREWS, grandchildren Brett and Alexandra; son Jeffrey Peter ANDREWS, daughter-in-law Virginia DEVONSHIRE, grandchildren Monica, Laura and Georgia; daughter Lorraine Doris ANDREWS, grand_son Graydon; brother William Robinson ANDREWS, sister-in-law Vips sister Ella Mary TAIT/TAITE/TATE, brother-in-law Howard; sister-in-law Eleanor HUMPHREY (née PAYNE,) brother-in-law Al HUMPHREY; and brother-in- law Tom STEELE. John also leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces.
John ANDREWS attended Kamloops High School. In 1947, he received a B.A. in Physics from the University of British Columbia, where he met Dorie, the love of his life. He and Dorie were married on August 28, 1948. After teacher training, they taught at various small schools in communities such as Squamish and Salmon Arm, British Columbia In 1955, they packed up little Billie and Donnie and drove to Chicago, where John received a Ph.D. in the new field of Education Administration from the University of Chicago in 1957. Choosing to return to Canada, they moved to Edmonton, where the arrival of Jeff and Lorraine completed the family. John was a Professor of Education Administration at the University of Alberta from 1958 to 1965. In 1965, the family moved to Toronto, where John was the Associate Director of the newly formed Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. In 1973, John and Dorie and family returned to their British Columbia roots. John was the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia from 1973 to 1980, and remained a Professor there until his retirement as Dean Emeritus in 1985. John held a deep personal and professional commitment to the public education system both in Canada and around the world.
Perhaps John's most inspirational accomplishment was his total devotion to Dorie after she suffered a severe stroke in 1990. Together, Dad and Mom remade their lives, travelled the world, doted on their grandchildren and cared for each other through all that came their way.
Special thanks to John's caregiver Alicia Rhodes, who brightened Dad's final years.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at 2: 00 p.m. at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the John H.M. and Doris D. Andrews Research and Development Award Endowment Fund, University of British Columbia, would be appreciated.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, James Jamieson " Jim"
Passed away peacefully at his home in Toronto on May 14, 2008 at the age of 67. Husband of Lynn, former husband of Pam, father of James, C.J., and Kirsten, grandfather to Ainsley, brother to Billy, Jean, May, Senga and Wilma, and uncle to several nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Leith, Scotland to James and Jean (Anne Jane née JOHNSTONE) TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Jim devoted his life to public service, and helped found the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. Although recently retired, Jim still worked under contract at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union head office in Toronto where his skills and experience were highly valued. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd (North of Lawrence) 416-241-4618 on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday June 1 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A private ceremony will be held to place Jim's remains beside his mother at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. A memorial service organized by Ontario Public Service Employees Union is planned for September 19th, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of the following charities: Canadian Hearing Society, Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-17 published
ABBOTT, Saille Brock
On June 16, 2008, Saille passed away at home after a lengthy bout of cancer, a recurrence of her previous episode in 2006. Her extraordinary courage, grace, humour and wisdom throughout her ordeal was an inspiration to her family and her many Friends from Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe. Her life philosophy was to live in the present, live one day at a time, and to find joy in every day regardless of the circumstances. She was at peace when she died, firm in her belief that she had lived her life fully and with no regrets for any of the decisions that she had made in her lifetime. Saille was born on December 3, 1962 in Montreal. Her early education took place in Montreal, Edmonton and Brentwood, B.C.. She graduated from Queen's University (Kingston) in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts and Physical Health and Education. Saille's work immediately after graduation involved Sport Canada and a number of sport/athletic associations. Later, as a social justice and health research facilitator, her work took her to Charlottetown, Ottawa and Toronto. Still later in 1996, Saille attended the Tamalpa Institute, California, where she studied expressive arts therapy (movement-based) to realize one of the abiding passions in her life. Saille taught expressive movement classes in Vancouver and led a communitybased improvisational movement group dedicated to social justice issues. Most recently, Saille was studying in the United Kingdom to become a Buddhist minister. Saille was known for the love, care and compassion that she showed to her immediate family, to her nieces and nephews, to all her Friends and to virtually everyone that she met. Starting at a very early age, Saille devoted considerable time to caring for the physically and mentally disadvantaged. Her ability to connect and communicate with people in all walks of life was legendary. She encouraged compromise, openness to new ideas, support for the underdog and generosity of spirit. And she taught us so much by example. She is survived by her mother and father, Wendy and John ABBOTT, her sisters Heather, Jennifer and Andrea, by her nieces and nephews Zoe, Sam and Joshua ABBOTT- TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Weston ABBOTT- ARCAN, and Jessa and Tahlea BALINT, and by her brother-in-law Ian TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Sean BALINT, and Matthew HART. She will be sorely missed by all and forever remembered for her loving care and wisdom. The Celebration of Saille's life will take place on Friday, June 20 starting at 3: 00 p.m., at the family home at 18863 Centreville Creek Road in the Town of Caledon; telephone (905) 584-1326. Friends and family are most welcome. Please no donations or flowers, but Saille has requested that each should do something that will bring joy to a friend, a neighbour, or someone in need. From Saille: ' -- and so my dear Friends, I hope you will each choose to journey with me on your own ride, walk, jump, dance, skip of this one wild and precious life that we have each been given. I will meet you there -- '

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TAIT/TAITE/TATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-09 published
SCULLY- MILLER, Samantha Helen
Died suddenly on Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Sam was born in 1971 in Victoria, British Columbia and grew up there. She moved to Toronto in 1994, and worked for Pearson Education (Prentice Hall) from 1995 until last October, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sam will be missed by everyone who knew her: husband Chris MILLER and son Charlie; parents Sam and Jennifer; family and in-laws; and her many Friends from her school and university days and at Pearson. As Friends wrote in a recent card, Sam was 'sunshine in all our lives'. We wish to thank Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and, in particular, Doctor Rebecca DENT and Tammy TAIT/TAITE/TATE, and all the doctors and staff on C3 and in the Intensive Care Unit for their care and compassion. Sam would appreciate donations to The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Run for the Cure in October, which will be walked by Chris and Charlie, and Sam and Jennifer. www.cibcrunforthecure.com

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