WHITELEY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-05-14 published
AVERIL M. WHITELEY
In hospital, in Perth on Sunday, May 4th, 2008, Averil Martha
(Montgomery) Whiteley (retired school teacher) in her 95th year.
Predeceased by her first husband Howard Greenfield, her second husband
Harry Whiteley and her parents Alex and Lizzie (Dixon) Montgomery. Dear
sister of Olive (late Alex) Headrick and family Elaine and Terry
Regnault, Gordon and Gail Headrick and Brenda and Mark Bronson and Dixon
Montgomery and his wife Fern and their family Helen and Bill Kempers,
Norine and Roland Frood, Karen and Guy Fournier and Grant and Suzanne
Montgomery. Loved step-mother of Richard (Sharon) Whiteley of Vancouver
Island and Rob (late Bonnie) and Ron (Loa) Whiteley both of Calgary.
Averil will be fondly remembered by David (Wendy) Barkley, her
grandchildren Stephen and Donna Barkley and Kathy and Nathan West, great
grandchild Ryan, her nieces, nephews, all her family and Friends. Averil
and Howard managed the Canadian Tire Stores in Cochrane and Renfrew. The
family would like to thank special cousin Lois Bolton for her support
over the past years. Friends paid their respects at the Blair and son
Funeral Home, Perth on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008. Funeral service was held
in the Chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at a later
date in Mindemoya Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Blair and son Funeral
Home, 15 Gore Street, W., Perth, Ontario K7H 2L7 (613) 267-3765.

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WHITELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-13 published
WHITELEY, Georgia Ruth (née BROOKS)
At the Hardy Terrace, Mount Pleasant on Saturday, May 10, 2008. Georgia (BROOKS) WHITELEY at the age of 77 years from complications due to Alzheimers Disease. Loving wife of Joseph D. (Joe) WHITELEY of Guelph, Ontario. The daughter of the late J. Stewart and Grace BROOKS formerly of Aroostook Junction, Victoria Cty., New Brunswick. Survived by Joe, her children; J. Deryck (Wendy) of St. Louis, Missouri, Jennifer D. (Paul ROBINSON) of Ottawa, Ontario, Jill D. (Brian Lamb) of Brantford, Ontario. grandchildren Nicole, Jason, Leah, Christopher, Colin and Jessica; her sisters Shirley (Jerry KLEMBA) of Ottawa and Sharon (Wayne McCRACKEN) of Burlington, Ontario. Georgia enjoyed her family, singing and life in general. She was a member of the Rundle Chapter No. 108 Order of the Eastern Star. Friends may call for a memorial visitation at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Memorial service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Thursday, May 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation and inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or ESTARL: Grand Chapter of Ontario, O.E.S. would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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WHITEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-31 published
WHITEMAN, Margaret (formerly BRANDT)
Peacefully at home on Friday, March 28, 2008. Much loved by her husband David SMITH, her daughters Barbara JOYNES (Al,) Wendy BRANDT and Donna BRANDT, and David's children Stephen and Carolyn SMITH. Mourned by her former husband Bill BRANDT and her grandchildren Austin and Evan JOYNES and Sidney BRANDT. Resting at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East (just west of Warden) on Monday, March 31 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 1 from 1: 00 until the commencement of the service in our chapel at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Margaret

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WHITESIDE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-03 published
NIXON, Beverly " Bev" Kenneth “Wolfie&rdquo
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Saturday, March 1st, 2008. Beverly Kenneth NIXON, of Durham, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of the former Pauline DEAN. Loving father of Ken and his wife Kim of Everett, Paul and his wife Tammy, and Rob and his wife Susan all of Durham. Cherished grandfather of Kayla, Kyler, Courtney, Kristen, Ashton, Dean, John, Natalie and Gabby. Brother of Gwen and Pete WHITESIDE, Jim NIXON, Elma CUPSKEY, Shirley and Ed SWEENEY, Robert NIXON and Leeann, Dennis NIXON and Bonnie, and Gary NIXON and Judy. Brother-in-law of Marie NIXON and Doreen NIXON. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #308 will hold a memorial service at 6: 45 p.m. A Celebration of Bev's life will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Spring interment at Trinity Anglican Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Durham Minor Sports or the DCHCF - Durham Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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WHITESIDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-09 published
He was 'the last of a generation of real publishers' in Canada
A wordsmith who learned the book business in New York, he moved to Toronto in search of independence, writes Sandra MARTIN. 'He wanted to make a difference, and he thought he could do it with information'
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S8
An entrepreneur, a wordsmith and a fiercely independent businessman with a canny eye for real estate, Robert FITZHENRY moved to Canada from the New York publishing world in 1966 and established Fitzhenry and Whiteside. In the 1970s and 1980s, Fitz and Witz was a prominent player in the Canadian book scene, doing about $20-million in annual business, mainly by representing Harper and Row and other major U.S. publishers.
Initially, Mr. FITZHENRY was a distributor who claimed he had no interest in publishing books (known to be one of the more spectacular ways of going broke, especially in the days before wide-scale federal and provincial subsidies). Then, almost without trying, he won a couple of huge contracts to produce elementary-school, social-study materials from the province of British Columbia in the late 1960s. "He wanted to make a difference," said his daughter Sharon FITZHENRY, now president of the company, "and he thought he could do it with information."
So, he began publishing an eclectic list of non-fiction titles, mostly reference works that reflected his own fascination with words and language. F&W's first trade title, which appeared in centennial year, was Public Opinion and Canadian Identity, a statistical analysis of Canadians and their perceptions of Canada. He later published a significant series of reference books, including developing and producing several editions of the Funk and Wagnalls Canadian College Dictionary, the F&W Book of Quotations, The Canadian Thesaurus and Canadian Facts and Dates.
"Sponsoring studies on Canadian English as Bob has done for so many years is a relatively self-effacing activity with modest dividends for a publisher," J.K. (Jack) CHAMBERS, professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto, wrote in the preface to the 2001 edition of the thesaurus. "Neither his profile nor his profit margin makes Bob do it. It goes deeper than that. Bob FITZHENRY is word-struck, and always has been. His feelings are word-shaped. He published these books because he wants to read them. Those of us who are also word-struck are in his debt."
Describing Mr. FITZHENRY as "a decent guy," and "a smart businessman," bookseller Frans DONKER of the Book City chain in Toronto said of his former employer: "He was a quiet guy, definitely not a Jack McClelland, but he had influence. I think a lot of people in this industry owe him a big favour for letting them [as young kids] run divisions or offices in other parts of the country," said Mr. DONKER, himself the beneficiary of Mr. FITZHENRY's laissez-faire management style.
As a publisher, Mr. FITZHENRY "saw opportunities and went after them," said Marty CUTLER, now owner of Fairmount Books, a Markham, Ontario, wholesale and remainder operation, who worked as a sales rep for Fitzhenry and Whiteside more than 30 years ago. "He was generous, supportive, encouraging and fascinating. Here was an incredibly well-read, self-educated man, so it was very interesting to have such a smart guy, and such an interesting guy, mentor me. He was the last of a generation of real publishers and we are very lucky to have had him."
Early Years
Robert (Bob) Irvine FITZHENRY, the only son of Irvine and Margaret (LANE) FITZHENRY, was born in New York in the last year of the First World War. His sister, Ann, was born two years later. Irvine FITZHENRY, who was a travelling clock and watch salesman and repairman, had undiagnosed Huntington's disease (a genetic neurological disorder that affects movement, emotions and mental abilities) and was often mistakenly assumed to be a hopeless drunk. His daughter inherited Huntington's and died in 1961, but his son was spared.
During the Depression, and the most debilitating stages of her husband's illness, Margaret FITZHENRY supported her family by opening a pricey restaurant, Margaret Ann's Tearoom, in New Rochelle, New York Bob was the busboy.
After completing high school in New Rochelle, Mr. FITZHENRY enrolled in the University of Michigan, where he worked on the university paper, The Michigan Daily, and earned money in the summers in Florida as a tutor. He graduated in 1938 with a bachelor's degree in English and became a stringer for United Press International, working out of Columbus, Ohio. He quickly rose to chief of that United Press International branch, but quit after he was forced to witness an execution at the Ohio State Penitentiary.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army and was sent to boot camp at Fort Dix, N.J. After training, he was posted to Newport, R.I., then the enclave of many of America's richest families, serving as a sergeant on a searchlight crew watching the seas and the sky for enemy submarines and aircraft. After Pearl Harbour, he transferred to the U.S. Army Air Forces, trained in Texas as a bomber pilot and was promoted to lieutenant. The Second World War ended before he could be sent overseas.
After he was demobilized, he went to work for Harper and Brothers as a junior salesman in the southeastern United States, travelling by train and later in a car, which he named Hesperus, with trunks of books. In 1949, Mr. FITZHENRY was promoted and transferred to Chicago by his mentor, Cass Canfield (the editor and executive who brought James Thurber and E.B. White to Harper's, and one of the founders of the journal Foreign Affairs). That same year, on January 22, Mr. FITZHENRY married Hilda ANDERSON, who was what would now be called an executive assistant to a financial estate manager on Wall Street. Eventually they had three children: Sharon, Bridget (who died from a heart attack in 1987) and Hollister (Holly.) Mrs. FITZHENRY died on February 8, 2007, at the age of 91.
Mr. FITZHENRY rose to the position of vice-president of sales for Harper and Row (the company that was formed in 1962 after the merger of Harper and Brothers and Row, Peterson and Co.), but after nearly 20 years with Harper, he "was tired of working for somebody else," Sharon FITZHENRY said. He toyed with the idea of moving to Australia or buying a little newspaper in Rhode Island, but eventually settled on Canada.
A consummate animal lover, Mr. FITZHENRY wanted to bring the family pets, which included the requisite cats and dogs, a pony and a burro named Mahalia along with his household goods. Apparently, he was stopped by Canada Customs and Immigration and sent a message back to his wife in New York saying, "I can't get my ass across the border."
Fitzhenry and Whiteside
He set up Fitzhenry and Whiteside with Cecil WHITESIDE (vice-president, sales for the Musson Book Co.) in Scarborough, now part of greater Toronto. The two men knew each other because Mr. WHITESIDE had been buying Harper books from Mr. FITZHENRY for years. In the new company, which was founded on April Fool's Day, 1966, Mr. FITZHENRY managed the sales, marketing and finance (that included representing the huge Harper and Row account in Canada) while Mr. WHITESIDE was in charge of servicing orders.
From 1970 to 1974, Peter CRABTREE, now president of Crabtree Publishing, helped build a school textbook division for Fitzhenry and Whiteside. " This was new territory for 'Fitz,' Mr. CRABTREE said in an e-mail message, "because his company was centred around selling to bookstores and libraries." Nevertheless, "he threw himself into the challenge with vigour, enthusiasm, and humour" and "we spent many happy hours recalling our misadventures with departments of education across Canada, as we competed with Canada's publishing community for school adoptions."
Mr. DONKER began working for Mr. FITZHENRY as a sales rep in eastern Canada in 1971. Two years later, Mr. FITZHENRY "threw him the ball to set up a remainder division" called Beaver Books. Mr. DONKER, who was in his mid-20s and had only been in Canada (from his native Holland) for four years, is still grateful for the opportunity. "Fitz did that to many a young snip-snapper," said Mr. DONKER, "and he would seldom interfere." Every two weeks or so, they would discuss sales and "progress" but essentially Mr. DONKER was on his own "to run the division and make mistakes and learn on the job" - work experience that Mr. DONKER took with him when he founded Book City in 1976.
"You could call him eccentric," said Mr. DONKER, remembering that Mr. FITZHENRY still sent handwritten letters to authors and booksellers in the 1970s and that he once published a book on the history of the Holstein cow. The title caused great hilarity in the trade, according to Mr. DONKER, but it ended up selling more than 10,000 copies.
Sharon FITZHENRY, who was a children's librarian in Indiana, came to Toronto to work with her father in 1971, about the time her marriage broke up. She described her father as "a damn tough boss," who was "always in charge." Before starting work at F&W, Ms. FITZHENRY, who had been a heavy smoker, had been nicotine-free for two years - "Within two months I was smoking again," she said. But that was fine with her because, as she admitted, "I'm nuts about the man."
In the mid-1990s, she succeeded him as president of F&W and has since expanded the publishing program, especially in the area of children's books, with the acquisition of Stoddard Kids in 2002 and Red Deer Press in 2005.
Mr. FITZHENRY had a sharp eye for the bottom line and he tended to consider authors and freelance editors mere suppliers instead of delicate artistes in need of financial and editorial nurturing. He was also stubborn. After signing a contract with John Robert Colombo in 1973 to produce Colombo's Canadian Quotations and receiving two-thirds of the manuscript, Mr. FITZHENRY decided the book would sell better with a new title: The Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Quotations. An "aghast" Mr. Colombo demurred at a very chilly lunch, but Mr. FITZHENRY, who appeared to have a momentary hearing loss, was intransigent. Mr. Colombo took his book away and saw it published with great success in 1974 by Hurtig Publishers in Edmonton.
In the late 1980s, mergers and acquisitions were rocking the publishing industry. About the time that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. acquired Harper and Row in the U.S. in 1987 and William Collins and Sons in 1990 to form HarperCollins, there was a move to establish a Canadian company called Harper, Fitzhenry and Collins. The plan was to run it out of F&W's 7,000-square-metre warehouse and office facility in Markham, which had turned into an astute real-estate purchase on Mr. FITZHENRY's part. The new company would amalgamate the Canadian agency business of both Harper and Collins and establish a Canadian-owned publishing arm called Fitzhenry that would be eligible for government book-publishing programs. The problem, according to an industry expert, was that Mr. FITZHENRY wanted to run the whole show and wasn't willing to answer to either an American or a British superior. Giving up his independence after 20 years of being his own boss was a cost he wasn't willing to consider, no matter the compensations. Consequently, the deal fell through, HarperCollins was formed in Canada and Mr. FITZHENRY lost the lucrative Harper and Row agency business that had been a very significant part of his bottom line for more than 20 years.
Final Days
Mr. FITZHENRY had a stroke in 1995 that left him paralyzed on his right side and suffering from aphasia. Showing enormous grit, he relearned some communication skills. Mr. Cutler remembers visiting him with Mr. DONKER. "We had to initiate the conversation and keep it going, but he could still listen and communicate with his eyes," Mr. Cutler said with admiration.
Another stroke, five years later, left Mr. FITZHENRY unable to swallow and drastically diminished his ability to communicate. After 2000, he was bedridden and nurtured by a feeding tube. With enormous help from his family, he was able to live in his own home, where he eventually died in his sleep.
Robert Irvine FITZHENRY was born in New York on April 10, 1918. He died in Toronto last Thursday. He was 89 and had suffered two severe strokes. Predeceased by his wife, Hilda, and his daughter Bridget, he is survived by daughters Sharon and Hollister, three grandchildren and extended family. A private family funeral will be followed by a memorial service at a later date.

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WHITEWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
BASSFORD, Howard E.
Peacefully, on Saturday, May 31, 2008, Howard E. BASSFORD, very much loved and loving husband of Averil WHITEWAY and great Dad and loved by Rob BASSFORD and Lena and David BARBER and Sandra. Loving grandfather of Ian and Kyle BASSFORD and Brett BARBER and Myriam. Special Pop to Paul, Michelle, Alex and Renee. Howard served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2. At his request there will be no service. Howard received wonderful care at McNally House and asked that memorial gifts in his name be sent to 148 Central Avenue in Grimsby, Ontario L3M 4Z3.
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow I am the sun on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn rain When you awaken In the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft stars That shine at night Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there, I did not die. - Mary Frye

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WHITFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
WHITFIELD, Claudie (LARAMEE)
(February 13, 1933-May 3, 2007)
In loving memory of a dear wife. Forever in our hearts. Peter and family.

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WHITFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-17 published
WHITFIELD, Arthur " Art"
Peacefully with his family at his side at University Hospital, on Friday, May 16, 2008, Arthur "Art" WHITFIELD of London in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Joan (BRADLEY) WHITFIELD for 50 years. Loving father of Joanne (Curtis) CLYKE; John (Verna) Gary (Sylve); and Mark. Beloved Grandad of six beautiful grandchildren: Jordan, Taylor, Brian, Dylan, Chelsea and Brad. Dear brother of Clive (Mary), Barbara, and Alan (Jackie) all of England. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing one hour prior to the service at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Art's family respectfully request donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WHITHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-03 published
His landmark commission on drugs urged legalizing marijuana in Already a respected legal scholar, he became an improbable counterculture icon at the height of the hippy era by recommending leniency and the decriminalization of recreational drugs
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S6
Toronto -- Gerald LE DAIN's respect for civil liberties went so far as to rouse John Lennon and Yoko Ono from their bed. It was 1969, the year of the couple's "bed-in for peace" at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, and the year Judge LE DAIN began chairing the much-referenced but largely ignored Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs.
The Le Dain commission's final report was one of the most politically explosive documents ever put before the federal government. The commission held 46 days of public hearings, received 365 submissions and heard from 12,000 people in about 30 cities and at more than 20 university campuses across the country. In its final report, in 1973, the commission recommended decriminalizing marijuana possession because the law-enforcement costs of prohibition were too great, and suggested that Canada focus on frank education rather than harsh penalization. It also recommended treatment for heroin addiction and sharp warnings about nicotine and alcohol. This was delivered at a time when hysteria about the evils of pot was on everyone's lips and many parents wanted the law to save their drug-addled teenagers.
The report also made Judge LE DAIN something of an unlikely counterculture icon and helped win him a place on the Supreme Court of Canada during the formative years of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Gerald LE DAIN was born in Montreal to Eric LE DAIN and Antoinette WHITHARD. His younger brother, Bruce, went on to become one of Canada's foremost impressionist landscape painters in the style of A.Y. Jackson and Tom Thomson. Gerry graduated from West Hill High School in 1942 and a year later, at 18, he joined the army and became a gunner with the 7th Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, a unit that was in the thick of the fighting from D-Day until the surrender of Germany in May of 1945.
Immediately after the war, he attended the military's ad hoc Khaki University in England. One day, the school arranged a debate with students of Westfield College, then a women-only college associated with the University of London. During the event (debate topic: a woman's place in the home,) he met Cynthia Emily ROY and, two weeks later, they became engaged. After being demobilized from the army, she joined him in Montreal, where they married and he set about finishing his education.
In 1949, he obtained a law degree from McGill University and was called to the Quebec bar. He spent the following year at a university in Lyons, where he gained his doctorate. On his return from France, he joined the Montreal law firm of Walker, Martineau, Chauvin, Walker and Allison and stayed three years until he returned to McGill as a professor of constitutional and administrative law. He also worked as counsel to Quebec's attorney-general on constitutional cases.
In 1967, he left Montreal to become dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, where, said colleague Harry Arthurs, he presided over a revolution in Canadian legal education. "It was his responsibility to persuade York University, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the world at large, that what we were doing was not only the legitimate - not only the sensible - but the inevitable way forward." It was during this time that Pierre Trudeau asked Judge LE DAIN to chair the commission. He was, at 44, perfectly suited to the job in many ways. By then, many young Canadians were indulging in marijuana and other recreational drugs; as a university professor, he was surrounded by many students who had at least given it a try. And as the father of a large family, he was adept at bridging the generation gap and responding empathetically. During the time he chaired the commission, there were four full-fledged teenagers, and one on the cusp, living in the LE DAIN home.
The commissioners were asked to study the non-medical use of sedative, stimulant, tranquillizing, hallucinogenic and other psychotropic drugs or substances, including the experience of users. At his first news conference in 1969, he announced that, in the interest of research, he might experiment with the stuff himself.
"We made it possible to talk about drugs openly," he later said in an interview with The Globe and Mail. "In some of our early hearings, especially in smaller communities, you could feel the guilt that had been stored up around drugs. We also made it possible for people to criticize their institutions, to challenge their doctors, their school boards, their churches."
The Le Dain commission broke new ground in terms of taking the show on the road, said Mel GREEN, who worked as a sociologist with Judge LE DAIN at the time. Judge LE DAIN redefined the nature of a public inquiry by asking the public to directly participate, he said. "The commission found little traction in terms of changes in the law itself. … There was a cultural divide between conventional attitudes and youth culture and I think the Le Dain commission helped bridge that gap." Inspired by Judge LE DAIN, Mr. GREEN decided to switch careers and went to law school. He is now an Ontario provincial court judge.
By early 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had created a stir with their public "bed-in" at a hotel in Amsterdam. On May 26, the couple booked into Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. To Judge LE DAIN, they seemed to be just the kind of advocates for youth the commission should hear from. A meeting was arranged aboard a C.N. train in Montreal and, for 90 minutes, the couple shared their views on the drug culture and the generation gap. "This is the opportunity for Canada to lead the world," said Mr. Lennon, referring to the Le Dain commission. "Canada's image is just about getting groovy, you know." When it was over, Mr. Lennon gave his phone number to members of the commission.
It was not always such clear sailing. Commissioners also had to contend with a kind of "live bait" issue, where police were arresting young people who braved the generational divide to attend these public gatherings and tell their stories. In 1969, the 16-year-old son of communications theorist Marshall McLUHAN was arrested as he was leaving a coffee shop in Yorkville, Toronto's then-hippy neighbourhood, where the commission was meeting. Michael McLUHAN was convicted of criminal possession of a small amount of hashish and sentenced to 60 days in jail; he ended up serving 30 days and was eventually pardoned.
Marie-Andrée Bertrand, one of the Le Dain commissioners, remembers those days and the difficulties in protecting witnesses. "Some of us went to [then-solicitor-general Pierre] Goyer and we said, 'Call off your gendarmes, monsieur!' and went to Trudeau, and it was slightly more calm after that," she told the Ottawa Citizen in 2003. "Imagine if Monsieur Lennon had been arrested or harassed. What a humiliation that would have been for all of us."
Although the commission's recommendations were never followed, there were significant changes in the public attitude toward drugs and in lighter sentences being handed down to offenders.
At a time when the generation gap was described as a gulf, Judge LE DAIN had gained the respect of both sides of the drug-use argument. In a 1988 Globe and Mail column, Michael VALPY described him as a quiet, intellectual, spiritually minded academic who earned the praise of young people, the social agencies and the scientific community. "His commission acquired the reputation of being the most hard-working, open-minded and widely respected ever to tackle a major national problem."
In 1975, Judge LE DAIN was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal and the Court Martial Appeal Court. He remained there until May of 1984, when Mr. Trudeau appointed him to the Supreme Court.
His tenure at the court during the early years of the Charter proved to be, in some ways, a trial by fire not only for him but for the other eight justices as well. A 1988 Globe and Mail article described a series of crises that nearly exhausted the court as a result of a backlog of Charter cases. At the time, it was referred to by political scientist Peter Russell as "A terrible rash of injuries" similar to the kind experienced by beleaguered players on a hockey team.
Not surprisingly, Judge LE DAIN was one of the members of the court who struggled most during this time. As a result, he stayed only five years before an emotional breakdown brought about his retirement in 1988. Even so, he left his mark on Charter decisions.
One example was the case of R. v. Therens (1985). The issue was whether a drunk driver could evade conviction on the grounds that police had violated his Charter rights by not informing him of his right to call a lawyer before compelling him to take a breathalyzer test. Judge LE DAIN's former law clerk, Bruce RYDER, recalls that he struggled painfully over the case - partly because it recalled the death of his daughter Jacqueline a decade earlier from an automobile accident.
"As he spoke, he was pounding himself so hard in the chest I thought he might knock himself over. He took a deep breath, and we returned to our work." In the end, Judge LE DAIN crafted an opinion that did right by the victims of highway accidents and by the Charter. In memorable language, he affirmed that the enactment of the Charter signalled a new era in the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.
"Out of complexity and nuance, he produced masterfully succinct statements of the law," said Mr. RYDER.
In his retirement, Judge LE DAIN worked on a range of projects, including preparing his papers for the national archives and meticulously crafting his memoirs. But his early retirement continued to be plagued by personal tragedy: first with his wife Cynthia's death in 1995 of cancer, then his daughter Catherine's death of pneumonia in 1998.
In 1990, the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance instituted an award in Gerald LE DAIN's name, to be given to individuals involved in law who have worked within official institutions "when extremist pressures dominate government policies." The influential organization includes law-enforcement officials, academics, professionals, health-care workers, drug users and former users. "We sought to name the awards after our heroes," said founder Arnold Trebach. "Gerald LE DAIN was certainly one of them. Few people realize the level of hate directed at drug users and drug policy reformers decades ago."
Judge LE DAIN, the first Canadian to be so honoured, had earlier been made a companion of the Order of Canada.
Gerald Eric LE DAIN was born on November 27, 1924, in Montreal. He died in his sleep at home on December 18, 2007. He was 83. He is survived by his son Eric and daughters Barbara, Jennifer and Caroline. He was predeceased by his wife, Cynthia, and by daughters Jacqueline and Catherine.
Correction - Friday, January 4, 2007
The majority of the Le Dain Commission on the non-medical use of drugs recommended in 1973 that possession of cannabis should cease to be a criminal offence but that sale and distribution of cannabis should remain a crime. Incorrect information appeared in a headline in yesterday's paper.

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WHITING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-23 published
MATTICE, Florena Frances
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, February 13, 2008, Florena Frances MATTICE in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald George MATTICE (July 9, 1995.) Loving mother of Jane BABCOCK (Richard). Ronald MATTICE, Donna Marie WHITING (Fred), Wayne MATTICE (Tammy SAMETZ,) late Margaret Frances SAWYER (Howard,) Barbara Anne SWAN, Martha Nancy MATTICE (Adrian). William Alfred MATTICE (Marcia), Donald Alvin MATTICE (Debbie) and Lillian Florena Lee HATCH (Kevin.) Florena is survived by her 38 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by 2 brothers, 4 sisters and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. (between King and York). Private Interment in Dorchester, Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WHITING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-07 published
DARCEY, Mildred Fern (née HEIDT)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family at University Hospital, on Monday, May 5, 2008, Mildred Fern (née HEIDT) DARCEY in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late James Alexander DARCEY (1988.) Loving mother of Bruce DARCEY of Oakville and Jane Darcey WHITING (David) of Mount Brydges. Dear grandmother of Brennan (Manon SWANSON,) Jason, Genevieve (Roberto FELICE), Jessica, April, Lauren and Liam. Great-grandmother of Jacob, Tristan, Leia and Chloe. Will be greatly missed by special friend Monique MENARD. Sister of Frieda TRAUNICEK and Betty FREEMAN. Predeceased by her son Jeffery R. DARCEY (2003.) Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. (Between King and York). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church (Oakland and Dundas). Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society.

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WHITING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
WHITING, Carl
It is with sadness that the family of Carl WHITING announces his passing on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at the C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. Carl was 73. Beloved husband of 52 years to Ferne (née BROADBENT,) also of Petrolia. Dear father of Connie and Rod BRAY of London, and their children Sarah and Siobhan, Terry and Maryanne WHITING of Winnipeg, and their children Willyn, Angus, Holly and Duncan, Howard and Collette WHITING of Shelburne, and their children Daniel, Stephanie and Lindsay, Joel and Donna WHITING of Oil Springs and their children Emma and Neil, and Becky and Derrick FULTON of Oil Springs, and their children Kaegan and Ronan. Carl was the eldest of 11 children born to Howard (1960) and Blanche (2000) WHITING. Predeceased by a brother Frank (1967) and a sister Shirley ZAVITZ (2006.) Carl is survived by four brothers: Ray (Marilyn) of Oil Springs, Gordon (Bernice), Les (Karen), and Ross (Lindy) all of Petrolia and four sisters Marian (Joe KERWIN,) Gloria (Jim) MATTHEWS of Sarnia, Grace (Charlie BRIMLEY) of Ottawa and Wilma WHITING of Bowmanville, numerous nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, Audrey FARR of Oil Springs and a brother-in-law, Cliff ZAVITZ of Camlachie. Carl was a retiree of Polysar and was also a Lambton County farmer. Friends and family will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. The funeral service will be held at New Life Assembly, Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia, on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Oil Springs Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, Petrolia. Special thanks to the staff at Meadowview Villa for the exceptional kindness and care shown to Carl in the past two years. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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WHITLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
HEFLEY, Thelma (SLAGHT)
Peacefully at the Longworth Long Term Care, on Monday, March 3, 2008, Thelma (SLAGHT) HEFLEY of London in her 100th year. Loving mother of Clayton HEFLEY and his wife the late Marlene of London. Proud grandmother of Julie WHITLEY (Pierre), Jill HEFLEY (Dass), Tracey DEVUONO (Carlo,) Clayton HEFLEY Jr. (Jane,) and Jeffrey HEFLEY (Sharon.) Cherished great-grandmother of Katie, Kellen, Kristen, Carson, Grace, Jacob, Jillian, Joshua, Oliver and Jennifer. Predeceased by her best friend Mae TOSHACK and her brothers Hartley, Arthur, Clayton and her sisters Marion and Augusta. A private service will be held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2Y4.

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WHITLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
MacINTOSH, Grace Jessie
Native of Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, daughter of Austen and Marie MURRAY, died at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, London, in her 89th year, on Saturday, April 19, 2008. Married for 62 years, she leaves her beloved husband Alvin "Al" brothers Harry (Betty WHITLEY,) Austen and Ian; children Ron (Zeny GERONIMO,) and Reverend Rob (Carroll TOMEN;) ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and Friends. Predeceased by her daughter Lynn Margaret HOEFLOK (1992) and her sister Anna Marie PAYNE (2007.) After completing High School, Grace applied for and was offered at position with the Federal Income Tax Department in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which she held until a few years after her marriage. In 1951 Grace and Al with infant son Ron, moved to Toronto where Al joined the firm of Lawson and Jones Limited. They lived in Toronto for 20 years, when Al was transferred to head Office of the Company in London, Ontario. After Al's retirement in 1982, they continued to live in London to the present time. Grace and Al have been active members of First-St. Andrew's United Church, London since their arrival in the city. Grace was a choir member for some 20 years. She has been a member of the United Church Women (was recently awarded a Life Membership pin). She was a charter member of the Brush and Pallet Club, and has produced dozens of oil and water-colour paintings. Grace's other hobbies included: her flower garden, outside in season, and a comprehensive display all year around in eight rooms of her home. Over a dozen outside bird-feeding stations, many used all year around. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The celebration of Grace's life will be held on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at First-St. Andrews United Church, 350 Queens Avenue (at Waterloo). Inurnment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the First-St. Andrews United Church - Capital Project Fund or the London Regional Cancer Program. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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WHITLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-02 published
SWIFT, Joseph Francis
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Wednesday May 28, 2008. Joseph Francis SWIFT aka Chryco Joe of London in his 80th year. Loving Brother of Joan WHITLING (Ron) of Oshawa. Uncle of Stephen, Michael, Terry, Chris, John, Cheryl and Carol. Dear friend of Kennie and Jenny SMITH of London along with many garage buddies. Predeceased by his sisters Kay, Mary and Roni. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459.

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WHITLOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-07 published
PORTER, Jack
At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Monday, May 5, 2008 Jack PORTER, 77 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of Pat (née NEATHWAY,) Dear father of Heather LINDSEY of Sarnia, and the late Jackie CHIVERS and Leslie PORTER. Dear step-father of Lyle and Doreen POWELL of Petrolia, Rick and Carol POWELL of Oil Springs and Cindy LEBLANC of Sarnia. Dear brother of Sandra SAINT_JEAN of Sarnia. Dear brother-in-law of Ruth WHITLOCK and Lois RACHER of Petrolia, Pearl FOX of Sarnia and the late Nellie MORNINGSTAR and Fred NEATHWAY. Also survived by twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation and may be arranged by calling the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com.

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WHITLOCK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-04-18 published
COLLINS, Walter Edward
The family of Walter COLLINS would like to thank all those Friends and relatives who brought so much love, Friendship and joy into the life of our husband, father and grandfather.
On the sad occasion of his sudden passing, we would like to send sincere thanks to the attending Wasaga Beach Paramedics, Ontario Provincial Police and the Fire Department. Thank you for the professionalism shown and the respect for Walter's dignity that he was so deserving of Thank you to all those who telephoned, emailed, sent flowers and donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Thank you to Doctor James LANE and all the staff at Stayner Medical Centre for 20 years of care, compassion and patience. Also, to Irma and all the staff at the Wasaga Beach IDA.
Special thank you to Watts Funeral Home in Wasaga Beach for the care and respect given to Walter's service. A very special thanks to Darrin WATTS for going above and beyond the call of duty in preparation for Walter's final journey home.
Thanks to Noreen, her daughter Suzanne, Wilma, Luanne, Eddie and Arlene. The Dyconia (Pat and John), and the many more Friends who helped with the food. To The Beacon (Guy) for the get together after the service.
To Walter's sister Eileen BURNELL and Chad WALLACE who spoke at the service. Chad, Patsy and Doug WALLACE who sang so beautifully. To the Toronto Emergency Medical Services Honour Guard and all former co-workers, especially to Paul HESS, his partner for 30 years. To Reverend Keith LOCKHART, who oversaw the service. To Julie SHAND and Kirk WHITLOCK who prepared the wonderful slide show, thank you all so very much.
To Robert FRIEND, our rock and anchor, Thank You.
To his brothers of the Wasaga Wobblers, we know it was all about the love. Foward… he got his hat.
May his memory always bring a smile to everyone he knew. He touched us all with his special gift of true Friendship. We love you all.
The COLLINS Family
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WHITLOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
McINTOSH, Mildred Doreen
(December 28, 1923-July 4, 2008)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Mildred at Mount Sinai Hospital. Loving mother of Jennifer (Paul) SHAKESPEARE of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Bob (Jennifer) McINTOSH of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Jim (Catherine) McINTOSH of Aurora, Ontario. Loving and cherished grandmother of Tara and David SHAKESPEARE, Robin, Cassandra and Jacqueline McINTOSH, Michael, Lauren and Mackenzie McINTOSH. Predeceased by sisters Florence, May, Nellie, Daisy and brothers Bill, Les and Frank, as well as her loving companion and dear friend Ted WHITLOCK. Mildred will be sadly missed by her loving niece Isabel MILLER and very close Friends Lynn LAW and Buella MULLINS. A private family service will be held. Please join us in a celebration of Mildred's life on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 4 p.m. at Timberlane Athletic Club in Aurora. www.timberlaneathleticclub.com 905-727-4252. Reception following. Summer casual dress. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, Ontario L4G 6W8. thompsonfuneral@hotmail.com
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WHITMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-01 published
KELSEY, Mary Thelma (née WHITMAN)
Age 84, of Sidney, British Columbia, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2008, at Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Thelma was born on December 11, 1923 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, to Minnie LAURA and Arthur WHITMAN. She grew up with her younger sisters, Faye and Shirley, and graduated from Pictou Academy in 1941. In January, 1942, she boarded a train for Montreal and the Royal Victoria Hospital, where she obtained her R.N. In 1946, at a time when Flight Attendants had to be nurses, she joined Trans-Canada Airlines (Air Canada). While working at Trans-Canada Airlines, she met and married then First Officer Whitey KELSEY in July, 1947. In May, 1949, the couple moved to Hudson, Quebec, and raised their three children. They left Hudson for Toronto in 1976. Many years were enjoyed 'snowbirding' in Ft. Myers, Florida. Thelma settled in Sidney, British Columbia in the mid-nineties. Thelma traveled the world extensively, frequently returning with culinary recipes which she passionately shared with family and Friends. Thelma is survived by her husband, Whitey, and her dear friend Bob Young, both of Sidney; her three children, Brian, and Marilyn JESPERSEN (Kent,) all of Calgary, and Murray (MaryAnn), of Maple Ridge; her grandchildren, Jill and Jenny KELSEY of Edmonton, Blake JESPERSEN (Linda) and great-grandchild Maddie of Toronto, Lindsey MacINNES (Philippe,) of Port Moody, British Columbia, and Brent JESPERSEN of Calgary and Conor and Jake KELSEY of Maple Ridge; her sister Shirley COLEMAN (Bub,) of Halifax and her nephews, Peter, Rob and Michael COLEMAN. Thelma had requested no services. Donations on her behalf can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Here's to Mum and Nana, who taught us how to care, cook and give. Here's to a wonderful woman, and to a life very well lived.

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WHITMORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
KEOGAN, Josephine (née SMULLEN)
Peacefully, at her home, on Monday, May 12, 2008, Josephine KEOGAN (nee: SMULLEN) in her 88th year, late of Dublin, Ireland. Beloved wife of the late James KEOGAN (1973.) Cherished mother of Marie BALFE (Andy), Eileen DOYLE (Stephen), Joseph KEOGAN (late Barbara), all of London, Jim KEOGAN (Susan,) of Thorndale, Jacqueline DICKSON/DIXON (Ed,) and Valerie MURPHY (Gerard) of London. Loving grandmother of Andrew BALFE (Barb) of Dublin, Ireland, Michelle FORBES (Brad,) Suzanne WHITMORE (Rob), Stephanie TURNER (Jason), Tracey MURPHY (Des), Jimmy KEOGAN, Edwin DICKSON/DIXON (Amanda), Danielle MIZZI (Albert), Kimberly KEOGAN, Katie KEOGAN, Ashley DICKSON/DIXON, Laura MURPHY, Kevin MURPHY and Shane MURPHY, all of London. Also loved by 12 great-grandchildren. Dear Aunt of Lillian HEFFERNAN (Pat,) Michael SMULLEN (Rose,) Joan PREECE (Chuck) and Ann BALFE (Gerard) all in Canada, and many more nieces and nephews in Ireland. Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church (Dundas and Oakland Ave.) on Friday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday at 8: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society of Ontario, London Chapter, 640 Colborne Street, London, Ontario N6B 2V2

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WHITNALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-10 published
CLARK, Fraser Bronsdon
Born July 27, 1948 died suddenly at the age of 59 in his sleep on March 9th, 2008. Loving husband to Frances (GRIGG.) Wonderful father to his daughters Maxine and Erica. Father-in-law to Pat POOLE and J.D. WILLIAMSON. Cherished grandfather to Anabelle Lea POOLE. Brother of Janet WHITNALL and brother-in-law of Randy, Ray, Linda and Marilyn. Beloved uncle to Carli, Michael, Barb, Bill, Ashley, Trevor and Carly. Wonderful teacher of students at Fanshawe College for over 20 years. He leaves behind many wonderful Friends and family. Fraser will be missed dearly by all. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Fraser are asked to consider the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-04-30 published
BLACKBURN, Cora May
At the King City Lodge Nursing Home on Thursday, April 24, 2008, formerly of Toronto in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Eldon BLACKBURN. Loving mother of Clair (Sadie) of Holstein, Louise (Roger) WAGNER of Newmarket, Fay (David) WHITNEY of Meaford, Leonard (Karen) of Bayfield, Lyle (Lynn) of Shelburne, Larry (Bonnie) of Feversham, and the late Betty and Wayne. She will he loved and remembered by her 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Dear sister of Muriel (Clarence) ROBINSON of Beeton, Betty (Calvin) HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Priceville, Bob (Marvel) WHITE/WHYTE of Mississauga and the late James CORBETT, Lorne and Joe FOY. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Elsie FOY and Pat CORBETT. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, April 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. Interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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WHITNEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-26 published
BLACKBURN, Cora May
At the King City Lodge Nursing Home on Thursday, April 24, 2008 formerly of Toronto in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Eldon BLACKBURN. Loving mother of Clair (Sadie) of Holstein, Louise (Roger) WAGNER of Newmarket, Fay (David) WHITNEY of Meaford, Leonard (Karen) of Bayfield, Lyle (Lynn) of Shelburne, Larry (Bonnie) of Feversham, and the late Betty and Wayne. She will be loved and remembered by her 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Dear sister of Muriel (Clarence) ROBINSON of Beeton, Betty (Calvin) HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Priceville, Bob (Marvel) WHITE/WHYTE of Mississauga and the late James CORBETT, Lorne and Joe FOY. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Elsie FOY and Pat CORBETT. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, April 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 29 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-11 published
WHITNEY, John " David"
Of Union passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, March 9th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in 65th year. Dearly loved husband of Muriel Jean (WERELEY) WHITNEY and loved father of Michael of Dutton and Ronald of Union. Dear brother of Donald WHITNEY of Vienna, Ken and his wife Nancy WHITNEY of Union and Doris and her husband Jim GARVEY of London. Predeceased by a brother Francis (2005). Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. David was retired in 2000 from Yarmouth (Central-Elgin), where he worked over 30 years. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment in Union Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
WHITNEY, Thomas Henry
Peacefully on Friday April 18th, 2008. Thomas Henry WHITNEY after a short battle with cancer. United with his wife Sheila who predeceased him in 2004. Dearly missed by his daughter Charlene and her husband Barry MURRAY and his most treasured granddaughter Mackenzie Lynn. Remembered by his brother Rick and his wife Valerie and family. Brother in law to Robert and Lynda SHAW. Special cousin Betty Ann and her husband Roy SMITH and family. Also missed by his loving companion "Misty". Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday April 22nd, at 1 p.m. a the "One Restaurant" 1 Grosvenor Street London. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy and donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or the London Humane Society would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com.

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-21 published
BRADLEY, Marilyn Elizabeth (née STUBBS)
Of R.R.#8 Picton, at the age of 66. Peacefully surrounded by her family at Quinte Health Care Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, January 16th, 2008. Loved daughter of the late Norman and Helen STUBBS and lovingly remembered by Nancy STUBBS. Beloved wife and Soulmate of Gerry. Adored mother of Suellen and her husband Tom WELLS of Picton and Andrew and his wife Kate of Norwich, Vermont. Beloved grandmother of Brad and Ben WELLS and Ellie, Sam and Cecilia BRADLEY. Sadly missed by her large circle of intimate Friends. Memorial Service Will Be Held At The Picton United Church On Friday, January 25th at 11 a.m. Reverend Doctor Hal WILSON and Reverend Audrey WHITNEY Officiating. If desired, donations to Picton United Church Memorial Fund or the Prince Edward County Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only please). Friends may call at the Church on Friday from 9: 30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Online donation and condolence at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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WHITNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-25 published
HAMBURGH, Raymond F.
Ray died peacefully with his wife by his side on Good Friday, March 21, 2008 in his 81st year. He will be forever loved and greatly missed by his wife and soulmate Renata, his children Marlaina (Eric) BLANCHE and Douglas (Bonnie) HAMBURGH. He was a dear 'Grampa' to Brodie and Jamie WHITNEY, Carl and Tristan HAMBURGH and Great'Grampa' to Gwyndon, Elliott and Logan WHITNEY. He is also survived by his brother Edmond S. HAMILTON (Claudia) and his sister-in-law Klaudia (Jürgen) SCHÜCHLER in Germany. He was predeceased by his first wife Shirley. A true Renaissance man, National Advertising Sales Representative with MacLean Hunter, the Globe and Mail, and Southam Inc., artist, yachtsman, Ray was blessed with a rich and full life. With his 'first mate' Renata, Ray set out on many sailing adventures on the Great Lakes, the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and the Bahamas on their beloved 'Merry III', 'Inger Ann' and 'Pungo'. A reception to celebrate Ray's life will be held at a later date at the R.C.Y.C. in Toronto. If desired, donations to the Saint Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8 or to Doctors Without Borders, 720 Spadina Avenue, Ste. 402, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T9. Condolences and memories may be for warded through www.humphreymiles.com. Then pray that the road is long. That the summer mornings are many, That you will enter ports seen for the first time with such pleasure, with such joy! (from 'Ithaca' by C.P. Cavafy 1863-1933)

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