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SWEENEY 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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SWEENEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-18 published
DAVIES, Margaret " Peggy" (née CAHILL)
It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Margaret "Peggy" DAVIES (née CAHILL,) in her 85th year. Peggy passed peacefully in the loving arms of her husband, John Marshall DAVIES on Saturday, March 15th, 2008. Peggy was born in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland on December 7th, 1923. "It's a long way to Tipperary" but Peggy was surrounded by her loving family from Halifax, Nova Scotia to various locations throughout Ontario. She is survived by her children, who brought her great joy: Patricia BLACKMAN (Jim), Ann DAVIES, Marguerite AZIZ (Robert), Shaun DAVIES (Nicole), James DAVIES (Jennifer,) Rosalind SWEENEY (Michael.) She was very proud of all 11 grandchildren and one great-grand_son: James (Emily) and Ashley BLACKMAN, Nicholas and Jonathan AZIZ, Kiefer, Madigan and Beckett DAVIES, Nigel and Tiernan DAVIES, Emma and Fionnuala SWEENEY and Michael BLACKMAN. Peggy was a dear sister and sister-in-law to Terry CAHILL (Margaret,) Phyllis GREENE, Maudie BLACK (Donald) and Peggy Vans AGNEW and predeceased Kathleen CAHILL. There will be a funeral mass held this Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Martin of Tours, 46 Cathcart Street, London, Ontario. Many thanks to McCormick Home Alzheimers Outreach Services and the Catholic Women's League. In lieu of flowers donations to the McCormick Home Alzheimers Outreach Services or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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SWEENEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
SWEENEY, Margaret Ann (BRADSHAW)
At Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, Margaret Ann (BRADSHAW) SWEENEY of London in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon C. SWEENEY. Dear sister of Benny "Bud" BRADSHAW and his wife Shirley of Arkansas. Dear aunt of Ed REEVES and his wife Vivian of Arlington, Virginia. Friends will be received one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday, March 31st at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of your choice.

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SWEENEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Margaret Helen
Surrounded by her family at home on Thursday, April 3, 2008 Margaret Helen Stewart born December 30th, 1916, only child of the late Dr. Thomas GLOVER and Thecla CLARKE, of Toronto, predeceased by her husband Thomas Blakeley (Tim) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, her daughter Margaret Helen SHEPHERD and grand_son Timothy Stewart KILLORAN. Survived by her four children: Thecla SWEENEY, Ellen GIRONES, Katharine Stewart KILLORAN, Thomas STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and son-in-law William SHEPHERD. Dear grandmother of Christopher, Thecla, Neil, and Siobhan SWEENEY, Andrea, Lorenzo and Brendan GIRONES, Sarah and Margot KILLORAN and Jessica, Patrick and Katie SHEPHERD. Dear nana of seven great-grandchildren. What a wonderful life; her passion for living, her smile, and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all. Goodbye Nana. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Sunday afternoon from 1-4 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Monday at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery.

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SWEENEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
ORTVED, Mary Charteris (née CARTER)
Peacefully at her home on January 14th, 2008 in her 91st year, following an incredibly full life. Beloved wife of the late William Evans ORTVED, M.D. (1996) and sister to Joan Carruthers ROBERTS (Goodridge d.) and the late John Charteris Haig CARTER (Helen d.). As the Leo that she was, she stood like a lioness for her six children, Susan ARMITAGE (Murray d.,) Niels (Stephanie,) Peter (Maureen), Jody (Cathy), Janet IGGERS (Dan), Anne DATTELS (Peter) and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed watching the eleven grandchildren grow up - Kirsten COOKE (Ian,) Kevin ARMITAGE (Linda GALASSO); Allie SWEENEY (Patrick), Chat and John ORTVED; Mira and Matthew ORTVED; Kyla and Dayne ORTVED; Kelly and Adam IGGERS. She was proud to be a great-grandmother of Sophie, Charlie and Jay. Also fondly remembered by Jim SUTTON and Jamie, Liam and Isabelle CAVEN. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Doctor Wendy BROWN; and her special caregivers Norma, Maria, Tess, Magda and Lani, one of whom was always at her side for the past 21 months.
After graduating from Havergal College, Mary went on to University College, University of Toronto where she met her husband Bill ORTVED. Her many years of volunteering for the Women's Committee of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra culminated in her term as President. She served on both the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall. She was an enthusiastic member of the Toronto Herb Society, and enjoyed her many weekly bridge games. She led a very active life right up into her late eighties playing tennis twice weekly, skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club, playing golf at Rosedale Golf Club, skippering her Albacore and Flying Scot, and enjoying the religious morning plunge into Georgian Bay off the rocks of Land's End. Mary's spirit will always rest at her beloved island, Wawonaissa, at Pointe au Baril where she spent every summer of her life. Since 1954 when they bought property at Mansfield, her weekend ritual was roosting at Whippoorwill Hill and she cherished the hills and the many Friends that surrounded her there.
There will be a celebration of her life on Monday January 21st at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton and Duplex Ave. Toronto at 2 o'clock. Reception following at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
"Mothers are the shelters in our lives"

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SWEENEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
ORTVED, Mary Charteris (née CARTER)
Peacefully at her home on January 14th, 2008 in her 91st year, following an incredibly full life. Beloved wife of the late William Evans ORTVED, M.D. (1996) and sister to Joan Carruthers ROBERTS (Goodridge d.) and the late John Charteris Haig CARTER (Helen d..) As the Leo that she was, she stood like a lioness for her six children, Susan ARMITAGE (Murray d.,) Niels (Stephanie,) Peter (Maureen), Jody (Cathy), Janet IGGERS (Dan), Anne DATTELS (Peter) and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed watching the eleven grandchildren grow up - Kirsten COOKE (Ian), Kevin ARMITAGE (Linda GALASSO) Allie SWEENEY (Patrick,) Chat and John ORTVED; Mira and Matthew ORTVED; Kyla and Dayne ORTVED; Kelly and Adam IGGERS. She was proud to be a great-grandmother of Sophie, Charlie and Jay. Also fondly remembered by Jim Sutton and Jamie, Liam and Isabelle CAVEN. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Wendy BROWN; and her special caregivers Norma, Maria, Tess, Magda and Lani, one of whom was always at her side for the past 21 months.
After graduating from Havergal College, Mary went on to University College, University of Toronto where she met her husband Bill ORTVED. Her many years of volunteering for the Women's Committee of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra culminated in her term as President. She served on both the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall. She was an enthusiastic member of the Toronto Herb Society, and enjoyed her many weekly bridge games. She led a very active life right up into her late eighties playing tennis twice weekly, skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club, playing golf at Rosedale Golf Club, skippering her Albacore and Flying Scot, and enjoying the religious morning plunge into Georgian Bay off the rocks of Land's End. Mary's spirit will always rest at her beloved island, Wawonaissa, at Pointe au Baril where she spent every summer of her life. Since 1954 when they bought property at Mansfield, her weekend ritual was roosting at Whippoorwill Hill and she cherished the hills and the many Friends that surrounded her there.
There will be a celebration of her life on Monday January 21st at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton and Duplex Ave. Toronto at 2 o'clock. Reception following at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
"Mothers are the shelters in our lives"

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SWEENEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Margaret Helen
Surrounded by her family at home on Thursday, April 3, 2008 Margaret Helen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART born December 30th, 1916, only child of the late Dr. Thomas GLOVER and Thecla CLARKE, of Toronto, predeceased by her husband Thomas Blakeley (Tim) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, her daughter Margaret Helen SHEPHERD and grand_son Timothy Stewart KILLORAN. Survived by her four children: Thecla SWEENEY, Ellen GIRONES, Katharine Stewart KILLORAN, Thomas STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and son-in-law William SHEPHERD. Dear grandmother of Christopher, Thecla, Neil, and Siobhan SWEENEY, Andrea, Lorenzo and Brendan GIRONES, Sarah and Margot KILLORAN and Jessica, Patrick and Katie SHEPHERD. Dear nana of seven great-grandchildren. What a wonderful life; her passion for living, her smile, and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all. Goodbye Nana. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Sunday afternoon from 1-4 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Monday at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery.

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SWEENY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-13 published
SWEENY, Ella Elizabeth
In her eighty-fourth year, on May 11, 2008, at Toronto Western Hospital, of complications following a heart attack. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Gray SWEENY, dear mother of Carolyn TANNER (Curt PEOPLES,) David TANNER (Amanda,) and Robert TANNER (Dalia,) loved sister of Gordon FORSTER, cherished grandmother of Ashley, Lindsay, Stephen, Peter, Georgia and Charlie. She leaves also the extended SWEENY family, Joan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Jim SWEENY and Heather THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and their children, Claire, Mary, Bridget, Johanne, and Tamara, and Robert SWEENY and Elizabeth-Anne MALISCHEWSKI and their daughter Charlotte-Anne, who welcomed her into their lives almost twenty years ago and added immeasurably to her happiness. Our thanks to the wonderful staff at Kensington Gardens and to the many doctors and nurses at Toronto Western whose compassionate care made this time easier.

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SWEET o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-10-08 published
Blanche (née FOGAL) SWEET
In Loving Memory of Blanche (née Fogal) Sweet, who passed away in her
90th year, on Sunday, October 5th, 2008 at the Extendicare York, Sudbury.
Beloved wife of Elmer Sweet of Sudbury. Loving mother of William "Bill"
Coe (1998), Jo-Anne Roachon (1997) and Donald Coe (1987), all
predeceased. Dear mother-in-law of Anne Coe and Jules Rochon. Cherished
grandmother of Marty Johnson, Christine Hann, Stephanie Coe, Christopher
Coe and Robert Coe as well as one great-grandchild. Dear sister of Ted
Fogal (wife Peggy) of Detroit, and the late Bob, Maine and Rene (also
predeceased). Dear sister-in-law of Gordon Sweet (wife Marjorie) of
Brockville. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Funeral service in the
Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent Street at Hazel Street in Sudbury, on
Thursday, October 9th, 2008 at 10: 30 am. Friends may call after 9:30 am
Thursday. Interment in the Kagawong Cemetery at 3: 30 pm Thursday.
Donations to the Alzhemier's Society would be appreciated.

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SWEET o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-10-15 published
BLANCHE (née FOGAL) SWEET
In loving memory of Blanche (née Fogal) Sweet, 90 years, who died Sunday,
October 5, 2008 at the Extendicare York, Sudbury. She was born in
Kagawong and married Elmer Sweet in Sudbury in 1969. Blanche was a well-
respected and well-liked person who was quick to help others. She had
been a longtime member of the Order of the Royal Purple. She also had
served on the Board of Directors at Casa Bella Apts for 9 years. Beloved
wife of Elmer Sweet of Sudbury. Loving mother of William "Bill" Coe
(1998), Jo-Anne Rochon (1997) and Donald Coe (1987) all predeceased. Dear
mother-in-law of Anne Coe and Jules Rochon. Cherished grandmother of
Marty Johnson, Christine Hann, Stephanie Coe, Christopher Coe and Robert
Coe and one great-grandchild. Dear sister of Ted Fogal (wife Peggy) of
Detroit and the late Bob, Marie, and Rene all predeceased. Dear sister -
in-law of Gordon Sweet (wife Marjorie) of Brockville. Sadly missed by
nieces and nephews. Funeral service was at the Lougheed Funeral Home,
Sudbury on Thursday, October 9, 2008. Interment in the Kagawong Cemetery.
Donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.

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SWEET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-23 published
SIMMONS, Bonita
Passed away at the Toronto Rehab Centre on, Monday, January 21, 2008 after a courageous year-long battle with Leukemia. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Bonita graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Education degree, and later received her Master's degree at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She moved to Toronto in 1968 where she began a long career at Saint_James, St. Luigi, Holy Family and Stella Maris, as a teacher, librarian, and guidance counselor, ending her career at the Catholic Education Centre supervising an alternative learning program. Along the way she devoted much of her life to books, travel, as well as sharing good times and bad, counselling and consoling her many, many Friends. Bonita will be remembered by so many and missed by each and every one for all that she contributed to the rich tapestry of their lives. She is survived by her siblings, Lionel, Toronto; Joan SWEET, Halifax; Eileen BARDSLEY, North Carolina; Edward (Rhonda), Halifax; Ellen MERCER (Senator Terry MERCER), Ottawa. Nieces Janice MOORE, North Carolina, Emily SIMMONS, Toronto, nephews David BARDSLEY, North Carolina, Chris SWEET, Halifax, Craig BARDSLEY, Georgia and John SWEET, Halifax. She was predeceased by father Gerald, mother Catherine, sister Katie, brother Gordon and brother-in-law, Joe SWEET. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Saint_Joan of Arc Church, 1701 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Online condolences may be made at www.turnerporter.ca

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SWEETMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-07 published
McLAY, Peter
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, March 06, 2008. Peter McLAY of Aylmer in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Carol (BOUGHNER) McLAY. Step-father of Lynne PACHOLOK and husband Bohdan of Port Moody, British Columbia, Dick WHITE/WHYTE and wife Lynne of Iroquois Falls, Sally HARE and husband Tom of Burlington and Geoff WHITE/WHYTE and wife Jennifer of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Grandfather of Conner, Logan, Zachary, Andrew, Anastasia, Josh and Mackenzie. Brother of Ian McLAY and his wife Susan of Bracebridge. Uncle of Tom McLAY and wife Irene, David McLAY and wife Andrea, and Kathleen McLAY. Brother-in-law of Barb VALIQUETTE and husband Paul and Marilyn SWEETMAN and husband Roger. Born in Aylmer, Ontario on July 3, 1925 son of the late Doctor Homer and Kathleen (LASHBROOK) McLAY. Peter was a lifelong resident of Aylmer. He operated McLay's Jewellery Store and sold real estate. He was a member of the Historic Automobile Society. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday March 10, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Adele MILES, officiating. Donations to the Aylmer Museum or Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated. Personal condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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SWEETMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-24 published
COOPER-SWEETMAN, Trudy (formerly VAN DAELE, COOPER, née PAGE)
Of London and Stokes Bay passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her summer residence in Stokes Bay on Sunday, May 18, 2008 in her 62nd year. Cherished wife of Brian SWEETMAN, daughter-in-law of Doug SWEETMAN, step-mother of Penny (Barry) EDGAR of Restoule and sister-in-law of Shirley MARSH of Guelph, May COOPER of Vancouver, Bruce SWEETMAN, Brenda SWEETMAN, Helen (Ken) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Norma (Scott) MURPHY, all of London and Suzy VAN DAELE of Chatham. She will be sadly missed by her niece Cathy (Ted) VAN RYN of London, her 'beloved' kids Mike (Amber,) Kate and Leigh VAN RYN, her grandchildren Ryan (Annette) EDGAR and Todd (Kerrie) EDGAR, as well as her great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Trudy was predeceased by her parents Catherine 'Margie' JUNOR and Harry PAGE, brother Bob MARSH, sister Joan (Gord) HULLEY, brother-in-law Charlie COOPER, mother-in-law Audrey SWEETMAN, first husband Werner VAN DAELE and second husband Joe COOPER. Trudy was affectionately known as the pie lady and dock mistress of Bayhaven Camp, Stokes Bay for many years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 1 p.m. (visitation one hour prior). Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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SWEETMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-30 published
COOPER- SWEETMAN, Trudy
A Service of Remembrance will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 1 p.m. (visitation 1 hour prior). Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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SWEETNAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
KELLETT, Doctor John Robert
M.B.E. Colonel (Late Royal Army Medical Corps); O.St.J; F.R.C.S. (Canada)
Died peacefully in his sleep at home in Vancouver the morning of July 16, 2008, nine days short of his 95th birthday, July 25. Born in Syracuse, New York son of Capt. Robert E. KELLETT of the British Merchant Navy and Amy (E. COOPER) KELLETT. Educated in Ireland, with medical training at Trinity College Dublin. Served as an ophthalmologist in the British Royal Army Medical Corps from 1937 to 1959 in Asia and in Europe, and later in Korea and Japan, rising to the rank of Colonel. Received the M.B.E. from George VI at Edinburgh Castle in 1943 for role in evacuating hospital patients by ship to Ceylon at the fall of Singapore. Emigrated to Canada in 1959 and served the Department of Indian Affairs throughout British Columbia, later entering private practice. Leaves Margery (SWEETNAM) KELLETT, wife and companion of 60 years sons David and Nigel (Catherine BROWN,) daughter Rosalind (Neale ADAM/ADAMS;) five grandchildren, Chris, Kathrina, Patricia, and their mother, Darlene; Russell (Jane BUKER) and Naomi; two great-grandchildren (Emily; Finnegann Jack); extensive family and Friends in Ireland, England, and across North America. A memorial service of thanksgiving will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 2. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cathedral Organ Fund are welcomed.

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SWEETZER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
SWEETZER, Ronald Edward
Passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on June 27, 2008 in his 89th year. He is survived by a son Richard and his wife Diane and two granddaughters. Also survived by sisters Mildred McINTYRE and Marion CLARKE. Also one brother Bruce and sister-in-law Noreen. There are many nieces and nephews surviving. Ronald is predeceased by his wife Eileen (2006) née HEBDEN. Predeceased by parents Edward and Clara SWEETZIR. Also predeceased by three sisters Doris, Donelda and Vernona and three brothers Gordon, Nelson and Ross. Ron spent 26 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and retired as a Flight Sergeant. Funeral Service to be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Memorial donations to Parkwood Hospital or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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SWEETZER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-26 published
Soccer star and world champion was 'an unbelievable iron man'
A gifted and natural athlete, he was best known as the Canadian who won ABC television's Superstars contest three consecutive times between 1977 and 1979. After that, the network changed the rules
By Peter MALLETT, Page S9
He was a gifted Canadian soccer player who was banned from competing in America's most popular made-for-television athletic competition because he was just too good.
After Brian (Budgie) BUDD won his third consecutive ABC Wide World of Sports' Superstars competition between 1977 and 1979, the notion of a relative unknown competitor from the obscure sport of soccer defeating top major-league and Olympic athletes was too much for network executives to fathom. His success forced them to invoke the infamous "Brian Budd rule" that banned any competitor from the event after they had won it three times.
"He stood out above other athletes," said Canadian Football League Hall of Fame quarterback Tony Gabriel, who had lost to Mr. BUDD in the competition. "That just gave him an aura. Someone who kind of raised the bar and the standard for those competitions." During the 1978 contest, Mr. BUDD topped U.S. Olympic pole-vaulting champion Bob Seagren and Cleveland Browns star Greg Pruitt.
The son of an Atlantic Canadian couple who first settled in Toronto before moving to Delta, British Columbia, Brian was the second of four children and the only boy. His father was a strict disciplinarian and they did not enjoy a happy relationship. One of his favourite childhood stories was how his father, Leighton, introduced him to swimming.
"He [Brian] used to always tell this story about how his father taught him to swim," said his friend Bob COWAN, a former CFRB broadcaster. "Brian would say his father took him down to the docks in the harbour section of Vancouver and threw him right into the deep section of the water. With a pause, Brian would then say: 'The swimming part wasn't hard; it was getting out of the sack he had put me in that was difficult.' "
In any event, he took up competitive swimming, then switched to figure skating. In high school, he turned to athletics and set many records in track and field. He only took to the soccer field in his late teens when a touring all-star team had heard about his abilities as a natural athlete and enlisted him for a tour of Vancouver Island.
After that, he enrolled at the University of British Columbia. In 1973, an incident at a house party - a stranger slashed his throat - nearly ended everything. While he made a full recovery, he was left with a distinctive gravelly voice. He later credited the near-death experience with endowing him with an appreciation for every moment life had to offer.
A year later, he won a Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championship with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education and went professional by joining the Vancouver Whitecaps. Club president and former teammate Bob Lenarduzzi marvelled at Mr. BUDD's first appearance. "He came into the tryout, and I don't think I'm being nasty in suggesting this, but he didn't get by on skill," he said. "It is incredible. I have heard some accounts saying he didn't even play soccer until he was in his late teens - that in itself is incredible. He was a guy who had unbelievable fitness and drive."
At 6 foot 1 and 180 pounds, he was confident, aggressive, outgoing and enthusiastic. Not surprisingly, he was a valuable member of the Canadian national soccer team, playing a total of seven games and scoring two goals. His most satisfying shot occurred against the United States in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in December, 1976. The game was a qualifying match to settle which of the teams would play in the 1978 World Cup and it was crucial that Canada win. As luck would have it, he scored the winning goal. It was a moment he cherished and talked about for the rest of his life.
Whitecaps owner Herb Capozzi once bet a friend $1,000 that Mr. BUDD could not run to the top of a 30-storey building in less than eight minutes. Mr. BUDD said he could do it in less than three minutes and insisted that, if he won, he and 15 Friends get a free dinner. He ran up the 30 flights in 2 minutes 39 seconds.
By 1978, he had been transferred to the Colorado Caribous, only to be bought by the Toronto Blizzard after two games.
All told, he played seven seasons as a striker in the now-defunct North American Soccer League with the Whitecaps, Caribous, Toronto Metros-Croatia, Blizzard and Houston Hurricane. He also played in the Major Indoor Soccer League with the Cleveland Force and Baltimore Blast. He had 13 goals and 11 assists in 80 North American Soccer League games and 31 goals and six assists in 36 Major Indoor Soccer League games.
Along the way, Mr. BUDD also crossed the Atlantic to test the British soccer waters and earned a place on the player roster for Ayr United, a Scottish team.
It was in the middle of his soccer career that Mr. BUDD entered ABC's Superstars competition. The idea was to have the world's top athletes from different sports compete against one another in a kind of decathlon. While requirements varied from year to year, entrants generally took part in many different events, including a 100-metre sprint, 800-metre foot race, weightlifting, rowing, cycling, swimming, a gymnastic segment and an obstacle course. They were forbidden from entering in their particular specialty event.
By all accounts, Mr. Pruitt, Mr. Seagren and the others did not see Mr. BUDD coming. He swept the field before him and set records in swimming, the 800 metres, gymnastics and other events, and came away with a pocketful of cash. It is estimated that he won $200,000 in the three years before ABC decided he was unbeatable and rewrote the rules.
The decision came as a something of a shock. As a slender, unimposing underdog from Canada he had taken on the world's best (and better known) athletes and beaten them again and again. Privately, he was said to have entertained suspicions that ABC wanted him off the show because he was relatively unknown to U.S. television viewers. To the network's credit, Kyle Rote, Jr. and Anne Henning - two subsequent winners of Superstars contests - lost their eligibility after they had each won three times.
His success turned him into something of a Canadian celebrity. During an interview with Peter Gzowski on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television, he shared his methodology in winning the chin-up portion of the event. "I guess it comes from being knocked down [on the soccer field] and helping yourself up again is how I got any arm strength," he said with a laugh. "Looking at Greg Pruitt - they couldn't get their arms in my pants, their arms were so big."
His techniques were anything but orthodox. Gordon SWEETZER, his Toronto Blizzard roommate, described his friend practising on a beach during a training camp in Portugal. "He used an old rowboat for conditioning and a child's playground at the hotel to do chin-ups. I asked him: Shouldn't you be doing this in a gym? But that was just his style; he just attacked everything with so much zeal. He was an unbelievable iron man."
Although born in Toronto, Mr. SWEETZER had spent most of his life in Britain and was new to Canadian customs when he returned to play for Blizzard in the mid-seventies. As both of them were young and unattached, Mr. BUDD took him under his wing. According to Globe reporter Allan ABEL, Mr. SWEETZER's problem was too much attention from female soccer fans. They had, he said, "tried to get in as much mischief as possible."
Apparently, Mr. BUDD had asked: "What's the difference between Canadian and English girls?"
"For one thing," Mr. SWEETZER replied, "There's more of 'em over here. It's the density of the population."
"How about the quality?"
"That's not too bad either."
"When you tell them you're a Blizzard, do they fall all over you?"
"Well, they recognize you," Mr. SWEETZER replied. "But I wouldn't say that they fall. That's a bit of a myth. Let's just say that they're there, and they want to get to know you. There is some work involved."
After his career on the soccer field ended in 1980, Mr. BUDD co-authored a fitness book, The Executive Guide to Fitness (1982), then entered the business world, first as a community relations director for the Blizzard and later with Molson, Labatt and Kittling Ridge Estate Wines and Spirits.
Later, he worked as a colour commentator for North American Soccer League broadcasts on Global Television and CHIN radio. He also became a regular on cable television's TheScore and the channel's English Premier League and Major League Soccer broadcasts. His success arose from his natural charisma and from a scorching sense of humour. He kept a joke journal to use at speaking engagements and during television broadcasts. After all, it had worked on the soccer field. Once, during a game against Pele and the league's star-studded New York Cosmos, the Brazilian legend congratulated him afterward: "You may not be the best soccer player I have ever played against, but you definitely are the funniest."
He soon learned that a well-placed joke would help close a deal at Labatt or for sizing up a crucial play during a soccer broadcast.
"Sometimes, his sense of humour went too far because he always seemed to test the limit of what was acceptable," said Mr. COWAN, the former CFRB broadcaster.
Once during a wedding ceremony, Mr. BUDD decided it would be fitting to wear a kilt. During the reception, and after downing a few drinks, he approached the grandmother of the bride and somehow got the notion it would be funny to pull the kilt up and over her head. Needless to say, it didn't go over well.
His charity work, however, was appreciated. Whatever organization needed his services, he would be there at the drop of a hat, said Mr. COWAN. He once flew to Jamaica as part of an effort with the Toronto Police Service to help disadvantaged children.
His charity work allowed him to forge Friendships with the likes of hockey legends Lanny McDonald and Doug Gilmour, football commentator John Madden, the cast of SCTV and the rock band The Good Brothers. He became particularly close to SCTV John Candy.
Robert Iarusci, a former national teammate of Mr. BUDD and a co-worker at Labatt, recalled a 1993 charity golf tournament in which they joined a foursome with Mr. Candy and fellow SCTV star Eugene Levy. "John Candy had just returned from filming the movie Uncle Buck and, on the golf course, BUDD and Candy just exchanged jabs all afternoon. It was hysterical. Every time John went to take a swing at the ball, BUDD would say something to distract him - it was a great afternoon and the party went well on into the early morning hours."
For all that, he said Mr. BUDD shattered the stereotype of the "dumb jock" when he underwent an aptitude test before joining Labatt in 1996. While most applicants took three hours to complete the test, he breezed through it in about half an hour, much to the astonishment of executives.
"He was always about 10 minutes ahead thinking of what the outcome of an event or situation we would have to deal with," said his wife, Brenda. "His brain just worked so fast and his thought process was just so much quicker, he just came up with solutions to complex problems."
Mr. BUDD maintained a busy pace. Over the years, he devised such things as electronic media-oriented fitness programs, took computer courses, played soccer for an amateur team, took up skydiving and scuba diving, as well as squash. He also swam 1.5 kilometres a day and talked a mile a minute. "I never sleep," he told The Globe and Mail in 1985. "I was never particularly gifted as a soccer player but was always under severe pressure because I won the Superstars. Really, I'm built like an olive on sticks."
Brian BUDD was born on April 8, 1952, in Toronto. He died in hospital on June 11, 2008, after suffering a heart attack at home. He was 56. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; son Riley, 8; and daughter Bridgette, 6. He also leaves his mother, Bertha, and sisters Barbara, Sonya and Lisa.
On June 14, a rowdy, sellout crowd observed a moment of silence at the 20,000-seat BMO Field in Toronto before a game between Toronto FC and Colorado Rapids.

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SWEETZIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
SWEETZER, Ronald Edward
Passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on June 27, 2008 in his 89th year. He is survived by a son Richard and his wife Diane and two granddaughters. Also survived by sisters Mildred McINTYRE and Marion CLARKE. Also one brother Bruce and sister-in-law Noreen. There are many nieces and nephews surviving. Ronald is predeceased by his wife Eileen (2006) née HEBDEN. Predeceased by parents Edward and Clara SWEETZIR. Also predeceased by three sisters Doris, Donelda and Vernona and three brothers Gordon, Nelson and Ross. Ron spent 26 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and retired as a Flight Sergeant. Funeral Service to be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Memorial donations to Parkwood Hospital or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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SWEETZIR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
McINTYRE, Mildred (née SWEETZIR)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre- Victoria Hospital on Saturday, July 19, 2008, Mrs. Mildred McINTYRE. Beloved wife of the late Clarence McINTYRE. Dear mother of Edward (1956) and Marian DURSTON and husband George (1989.) Proud grandmother of Guy, Leslie (Brad), Gregg (2004), Lisa and Rob. "G.G." will be greatly missed by her great-grandchildren Amy, Jessica, Jamie, Justine, Shannon, Kevin, Robert, Adam (1998). Lovingly remembered by brother Bruce and wife Noreen, and sister Marion. Predeceased by parents Edward and Clara SWEETZIR, sisters Donalda, Doris, Vernona and brothers Gordon, Nelson, Ross and Ron. Mildred loved her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and considered them her best Friends. Mildred loved her many nieces and nephews. She was a resident of Queens Village and grateful for such loving care. There will be no formal visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (377 Oakland Ave., London) on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 11 o'clock followed by interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Centre.

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SWEIGER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-14 published
KINCAID, Floren Ruth (née DOYLE)
Of Chesley, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late George KINCAID. Dear sister of Marjorie AITCHESON of Chesley. Floren will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings, Mamie DOYLE, Grace BLACK, Alice KING, Ethel MURPHY, William DOYLE and Dorothy DOYLE as well as her parents, William and Florentena (SWEIGER) DOYLE. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Friday, February 15, 2008 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to Saint_John's United Church or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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SWEIGER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-14 published
McLEOD, Cecil Angus
Of Chesley, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 in his 78th year. He will be missed dearly by the love of his life Orma (WAGNER.) Loving father to Ken (Elaine) of Chesley, Clarke (Margie) of Owen Sound, Sheldon (Brenda) of Chesley and Sherri (John SCHNURR) of Hanover. Cherished grandfather of Kent (Tina,) Leigh-Anne (Trevor SWEIGER,) Megan, Brenden, Alanna, Kaitlyn, Mitch McLEOD, Spencer and Marissa SCHNURR. Great-grandpa of Rachel. Cecil will be missed by his sister-in-law Edith McLEOD of Edmonton and brother-in-law Ken (Jean) WAGNER of Tara and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter in infancy, brothers, Harold and Hugh and sister, June WARNOCK as well as his parents, Reta and Norman McLEOD. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Geneva Presbyterian Church, Chesley at 11 a.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to Geneva Presbyterian Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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SWEIGER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-08 published
McTEER, Linda Elaine
Suddenly at North York General Hospital on Friday April 4th, 2008 at the age of 55 years. Linda McTEER of New Dundee and formerly of Paisley. Linda was born in Walkerton on March 3rd, 1953 and was raised in Paisley. She was the sixth child of seven of the late Harold and Irene (MOONEY) McTEER. She worked 25 years with the Economical Insurance Company in Kitchener before finishing her insurance career with Hallmark Insurance in Scarborough. In 1980 Linda was appointed guardian of the family of the late John and Marjorie (McTEER) TANNER who are left to mourn her passing: Clifford and Joanne, Jim and Cindi, Connie and her friend Jim STRAUS all of Port Elgin, Carl and Debbie, Cindy SWEIGER, Jeff and Bonnie all of Paisley and all of their children. Predeceased by the youngest Laurie Ann TANNER (1988.) Also left to mourn her passing are her siblings, Gladys and John TURNBALL of Waterloo, Shirley and Bob CURRIE of Paisley, Glen McTEER of London and Rhonda McTEER of Wingham, Keith and Rhonda McTEER of Newmarket. She is also survived by her stepmother Marge McTEER of Durham. She is predeceased by her brothers Lorne (1990) and Wayne (1994). She also leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. A graveside service will be held at Purdy Cemetery on Friday, April 11th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Judy ZARUBICK officiating. Following interment, a celebration of Linda's life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #295, Paisley. Memorial contributions to the Paisley Health Clinic would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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SWENARCHUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-29 published
SWENARCHUK, " Karen" Michelle
(October 30, 1948-February 27, 2008)
Michelle left us at dawn on February 27. Her beloved daughter Larissa was with her until the end. Michelle is also deeply mourned by her brother Lauren, sister Bonnie ZWACK, and parents Michael and Janet of Calgary. Treasured aunt of Michael (Alyson, Annalise, Nicholas), Andrea (Michael, Lindsey and Julia) and Kathryn (Brian, Robbie, Jack). Michelle's many dear Friends and colleagues already miss her warmth, loyalty, intelligence and integrity. We want to thank Doctor David HEDLEY, the Palliative Care team, and the staff of 17B at Princess Margaret Hospital for the compassionate care Michelle received. An ardent feminist, Michelle was active in the women's movement for many years, including the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. Michelle worked as Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association and led a successful intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Harvard Oncomouse case. Michelle's work as a senior practitioner in environmental protection, international trade, Aboriginal rights, labour and administrative law was recognized by her peers in 2004, when she was awarded the Law Society Medal for 'outstanding contributions to public policy law'. Michelle's family, close Friends and colleagues are invited to attend her funeral on Monday, March 2. A more public celebration of her life will be held in a month. Condolences to www.theglobeandmail.com/life/deaths guestbook, where details of the celebration will be posted soon. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to: Sistering A Woman's Place (www.sistering.org), Amnesty International (www.amnesty.ca), or the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (www.mandela-children.ca).

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SWENARCHUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-21 published
She championed the environment and defeated the 'Harvard Mouse'
Lawyer took on forestry giants to secure sustainable growth and successfully argued against a powerful initiative by the pharmaceutical industry to patent a genetically altered rodent
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
Toronto -- Michelle SWENARCHUK was a public intellectual. As executive director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association she fought for sustainable development in Northern Ontario's forests. Her work and vision contributed to Canada's most positive environmental footprints, and there is some suggestion that it was she who coined the phrase "environmental crisis."
She also led a successful intervention in the famed Harvard Mouse Case, in which the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on whether medical researchers could patent higher life forms. She participated in negotiations and consultations regarding international laws at the World Trade Organization, the Organization of Economic Development, the International Labour Organization and the North American Commission for Environmental Co-operation.
Michelle SWENARCHUK was the youngest of three children born into a Ukrainian family in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. As a child, she liked to pedal her bicycle kilometres out of town just for sheer joy and the view of an expanding sky. Her hometown, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, had five or six stores, a dragged-down hotel and a handful of grain elevators. Half the population was German Mennonite, the other half English. Including the SWENARCHUKs, there were three Ukrainian families.
Everything changed when, as a teenager, she moved with the rest of her family to nearby Saskatoon. Her world expanded to included antiwar protests, draft dodgers and an emerging social consciousness. Her mother's work as a social worker likely also influenced her, for she was briefly tempted to enter the same profession.
After getting her B.A. in English literature at the University of Saskatchewan, she worked as a de facto social worker in rural Saskatchewan but soon realized that becoming a lawyer would be a more effective career path. She moved to Toronto in the early 1970s to attend Osgoode Hall Law School. There, she found that just 10 per cent of the student body was female, with an even smaller number specializing in labour law, as she did. She was called to the bar in 1976 and opened a practice with Judith McCORMACK, a fellow graduate.
In the early days, she worked primarily with a group of small Canadian unions fighting for the rights of immigrant women, many of whom toiled in the most appalling sweatshop conditions or as building cleaners. The unions were affiliated with the Confederation of Canadian Unions, founded in 1969 by Quebec labour activists Madeleine Parent and Kent Rowley, and were often labelled as communist.
Choosing to work for them wasn't generally thought to be a brilliant career move. "Of course this wasn't exactly high-paying work - or, in some cases, paying work at all," recalled Ms. McCORMACK.
The firm was audited by Revenue Canada twice in the early days. When she asked the auditor why, he told them that they had made so little money they figured the firm must have been a front for a money-laundering operation. "This was a bit like adding insult to penury," said Ms. McCORMACK.
In 1979, Ms. SWENARCHUK moved into a more lucrative position as counsel to the Canadian Union of Professional and Technical Employees. One of her responsibilities was representing civil aviation inspectors at a Royal Commission on aviation safety. Next, she took a position with the Federation of Women's Teachers Associations of Ontario, working on collective bargaining, education and equity policies. In the late 1970s, she joined the National Action Committee on the Status of Women as a member of the employment committee. She became an executive member in 1982 and served under the presidency of Doris Anderson.
But the bonds of sisterhood were sometimes a challenge to negotiate. When Ms. Anderson was National Action Committee president, she confided to fellow executive board members that she didn't want to go to any meetings "where women held hands or hummed." Ms. SWENARCHUK understood this timidity, agreed, and on all accounts the two women shared a great deal of non-hand-holding success. Ms. SWENARCHUK's three strongest mentors were Ms. Parent, Ms. Anderson and research physicist Ursula Franklin. In 2006, she wrote the forward to The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map.
The late 1980s and early 1990s presented Ms. SWENARCHUK with two hugely significant challenges. They were both personal and professional. First, her daughter Larissa was born in Toronto in 1988; second, after having served a few years as chief counsel to Canadian Environmental Law Association, she became the executive director in 1991. Suddenly, at the same time she was knee deep in diapers, she was also on the nightly news warning people about the state of the environment.
"I remember the first time I laid eyes on Michelle SWENARCHUK," said Karen Clark, senior policy co-ordinator for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. "She was on television saying things that I had never heard anybody say before. I remember the phrase, 'We're in the middle of an environmental crisis.' She was using that kind of very strong language when very few people were talking like that."
Canadian Environmental Law Association is funded by the Ontario legal aid plan with a mandate to represent environmental groups and low-income individuals affected by environmental problems. In the 1980s, Canadian Environmental Law Association represented a coalition of Northern Ontario environmental groups called Forests for Tomorrow at a landmark hearing into Ontario's timber management program. It was probably the biggest such hearing in Canadian history, with 440 separate hearings covering a four-year period.
"It was mind-boggling - and mind numbing - said Canadian Environmental Law Association's Rick LINDGREN. "And yet, with Michelle as our fearless lead counsel, somehow we survived the ordeal and… achieved some real progress."
Attending the hearings was a gruelling ordeal. Every Monday, Mr. LINDGREN and Ms. SWENARCHUK would fly out of Toronto early in the morning, drop baby Larissa off at Thunder Bay daycare, spend the day at the hearing, pick up Larissa and eat dinner at the house they had rented for the duration. After the dishes were done, Ms. SWENARCHUK would play with her daughter, tell her stories and put her to bed. Then she'd work until the wee hours reading evidence and preparing cross-examination for the next day.
In a Toronto Star column in 1989, Ms. Anderson described one plane ride where 16-month-old Larissa accidentally kicked over the breakfast tray, spraying scrambled egg across the lap of her mother's blue suit. "Two hours later, after a quick clean-up, [Ms. SWENARCHUK] was cross-examining a top government official."
In the end, they got what Forests for Tomorrow wanted: sustainable forestry.
While Ms. SWENARCHUK also served as an advocate for women, trade unionists, aboriginals and immigrant workers, her greatest success - and greatest notoriety - occurred when she argued the Harvard Mouse case at the Supreme Court of Canada. According to Mr. LINDGREN, the matter had arrived at Canadian Environmental Law Association's doorstep just at a time when the struggle for environmental protection was becoming more complex. In addition to being engaged in site-specific battles over such things as dumps, quarries and incinerators, they were becoming increasingly involved in international "mega-cases."
The Harvard rodent was just such a case. Around that time, scientists at Harvard University had modified mice by inserting a gene that caused them to develop cancer. They acquired a patent for the mouse that extended to all non-human life forms. In the process, they applied for a patent in Canada and the resulting litigation eventually ended up before the Supreme Court. At the proceedings, Canadian Environmental Law Association represented itself and six other public-interest groups, including the Canadian Council of Churches, Greenpeace of Canada and the Sierra Club of Canada. In 2002, the court ruled that higher life forms could not be patented in Canada.
It was a staggering success, said Ms. Clark. "For Michelle to have beaten the pharmaceutical industry, that was a signal victory and the organizing point around her life and her work."
It also lay at the root of her beliefs about justice, she said. "It works for you whether you're rich or you're poor, that's what the rule of law is. Michelle believed that very strongly&hellip that was the fight that she was always fighting."
In 2004, Ms. SWENARCHUK was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada medal for outstanding contributions.
Michelle SWENARCHUK was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, on October 30, 1948. She died of cancer at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto on February 27, 2008. She was 59. She leaves daughter Larissa SWENARCHUK, brother Lauren SWENARCHUK, sister Bonnie ZWACK and parents Michael and Janet SWENARCHUK.

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SWERDFAGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-27 published
SWERDFAGER, J. Douglas
Lt. Col. Royal Canadian Air Force (Retired)
Doug passed away peacefully Sunday March 23, 2008 in his 90th year. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by nieces Jacqueline (John) DICKSON/DIXON and Mary (Eric) HENNIGAR, nephews John (Alice) STERLING, Norman (Joan) STERLING, John (Janet) ASHTON and Douglas (Brenda) ASHTON, many grand-nieces and nephews who thought of Doug as their favourite uncle, and longtime friend and companion John Morris who helped him greatly in his later years. Doug was predeceased by his parents Norman and Ada SCHWERDFAGER, twin sister Lois ASHTON, sister Doris STERLING and brother Leslie SWERDFAGER. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Doug will miss his genuine interests in their lives, his amazing sense of humour and his entertaining repartee. He relished time spent at gatherings with family and Friends discussing politics and sharing childhood memories. Doug was a natural teacher. Following Normal School in Ottawa, he began his career in a one room schoolhouse near Douglas, Ontario and finished as a Director with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. He was enormously proud of his service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, much of which was served in a teaching capacity overseas during World War 2. Cremation has taken place. At Doug's request there will be no funeral. Interment will take place later this year at the National Military Cemetery, Ottawa. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Trull East Toronto Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Avenue.

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SWERDFAGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-09 published
JONES, Janet I. (née SWERDFAGER)
After a four year battle with cancer, Janet's family are sad to announce that she passed away on July 6th, 2008 surrounded by her family. Survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Gordon JONES, Janet was born in Ottawa on November 24, 1935. Predeceased by her parents Hazel and Murray SWERDFAGER and her sister Betty MOUNT and brother Ron SWERDFAGER, she is survived by her sister Lynda WAGNER of Calgary. She is also survived by her much loved children Susan (John SCHUMACHER) Laura (Mike RASBERRY) David (Karen) JONES and Karen (Randall VICKERSON.) She was a dearly loved Nana by her 12 grandchildren: Laura KEOHANE, Katrina, Michael and Petr SCHUMACHER, Adam, Matt and Jenna RASBERY, Robert, Sarah and William JONES and Rachel and Simon VICKERSON. Janet grew up in Ottawa, attended Lisgar Collegiate and the Ottawa Teachers' College. After a brief time as a kindergarten teacher, she stayed home to raise her children and then began a career as a volunteer, using her extensive organization and leadership skills. She served her church, Parkwoods United in Don Mills and Saint_John's United in Oakville, where she taught Sunday School and served on many committees as well as serving as Chair of the Saint_John's Church Board, she was a volunteer at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for 20 years and also served as a member of the Hospital board. She was a volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross for 30 years, starting in Oakville where she was branch President, and then she served on the Ontario Zone Board for 16 years, 2 of them as President. She was then elected to the National Board were she served on many committees for 12 years. In 1988 Janet was named a member of the Order of the Red Cross and at the time of her retirement in 1996 from the National Board, she was elevated to be an Officer of the Order of the Red Cross. Janet's greatest pleasure and dedication were reserved for the Oakville Symphony Orchestra, which she joined, as a violinist, the year it was founded 1967. For 40 years she played each concert as well as organizing many off stage activities, from fund-raising projects to social events. She served on the orchestra's Board of Directors for ten years, three of those as President and Chair. In November 2002, Janet was presented with the Queen's Jubilee medal for her volunteer work in the community. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for family and Friends will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville, (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600) between 4-6 p.m. on Friday, July 11th. A service of celebration of Janet's life will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 2 p.m. in Saint_John's United Church, 262 Randall St. Oakville, Ontario L6J 1P9. In Memoriam donations may be made to Saint_John's United Church Heritage Fund or the Janet Jones Young Artists Fund (c/o The Oakville Symphony Orchestra, 99 Bronte Road, Suite 114, Oakville, Ontario L6L 3B7) or Ian Anderson House, 430 Winston Churchill Blvd. Oakville, Ontario L6J 7X2. Email condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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