VANHORN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-12 published
VANHORN
-In ever-loving memory of Melvin E. who left us so suddenly 10 years ago, February 14, 1993.
We remember you in silence, we so often speak your name,
We feel again the bitter blow
That never should have came.
Mornings when we wake
And remember you have gone
No one knows the heartache
But you want us to carry on.
Our hearts still feel the sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know.
Our thoughts remain with you
The void no one can fill
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still.
It is said that time heals everything
But we know it isn't so
Because it hurts as much today
As it did ten years ago.
--Always lovingly remembered and dearly missed by Rose, Judy, Dennis (Sue), Donna, Ian (Sharleen), Kim (Donna), all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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VANHORN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-09-24 published
Charles Sidney FERGUSON
In loving memory of Charles Sidney FERGUSON on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Mindemoya Hospital at the age of 76 years.
Born to William and Kathleen (née COX) FERGUSON on May 20, 1927. Beloved husband of the late Audis (née MARSHALL) 1991. Loving father of Sharleen and husband Ian VANHORN, Lori McLENNAN, all of Mindemoya. Special Poppa of Darryl VANHORN and friend Skye, Shannon and husband Marc DROUIN, Jessica McLENNAN. Cherished by great granddaughters Jamey and Taylor VANHORN. Fondly remembered by Susan LANKTREE- VANHORN. Will be missed by sisters, Monica and husband Jim CORRIGAN, Barbara and husband Caryl MOGGY, all of Mindemoya, brother William FERGUSON of M'Chigeeng and sisters-in-law Mazie AELICK and Leona MARSHALL. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church, Mindemoya.
Cremation with burial in Mindemoya Cemetery. Island Funeral Home.

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VANHORN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-29 published
Betty Jane VANHORN (née HOWARD)
In loving memory of Betty Jane VANHORN (née Howard,) October 28, 1935 to October 26, 2003. Suddenly at Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at the age of 67 years.
Dear wife of John VANHORN of Tehkummah. Loving mother of Hector (Marilyn) of Ice Lake, Jacqueline (Ted) of Cambridge, Becky (Marvin) of Manitowaning, predeceased by Barry (1981), Gilbert (1979). Special grandmother of Tammy, D.J., Tobi (Andy), B.J., Ariana, Tyler, Benjamin, Mikala and two great grandchildren Angelica and Logan John. Will be remembered by siblings, Eleanor (Len) BOND, Tina (Roy) MANDIGO, Dorothy ALLARD, Reta (Charlie) PARKINSON, Lawrence HOWARD, Marie (John) CARRADONNA, Len (Ilene) HOWARD, Tom (Florence) HOWARD. Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2003.
Funeral Service at 2: 00 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at Island Funeral Home. Burial in Elmview Cemetery.

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VANIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-01-10 published
Civil servant moonlighted as a master of municipal politics
From global matters to local logjams, he excelled at finding common ground
By Randy RAY Special to The Globe and Mail Friday, January 10, 2003, Page R11
David BARTLETT wasn't comfortable in front of a stove, and couldn't carry a tune or run a hockey practice. But he excelled at most other pursuits, whether he was drafting memos to cabinet ministers, mediating disputes between neighbours at township council, or square dancing at a local community centre.
Of local politics, he once told his wife, Betty, "I can't coach sports teams, bake cakes or sing in a choir, but I can do this."
Mr. BARTLETT, a career civil servant in the federal government and also a long-serving municipal politician, died of cancer at his home in Manotick, Ontario, on November 8, aged 76.
During a career that began in Ottawa in 1948, the Toronto native was secretary-general at the Canadian Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which advises the government on its relations with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and coordinates its activities in Canada.
He was also secretary of the Canada Council for the Arts, the arm's-length funding agency, and was acting commercial secretary in the office of the High Commissioner for Canada in Pakistan.
He was active in municipal politics for two decades, including eights years as a member of the board of trustees of the Police Village of Manotick, and six years as mayor of Rideau Township, both south of Ottawa. During and after his mayoralty, Mr. BARTLETT was easy to locate in the community: His licence plates read "RIDEAU."
"One of the most striking things about David was that he could turn his hand to almost anything and do it well," said close friend Douglas SMALL.
Friends, family and colleagues said another of Mr. BARTLETT's strong suits was an ability to understand complicated issues and then come up with solutions satisfactory to all sides.
Bill TUPPER, a former Ottawa-area Member of Parliament and also a past mayor of Rideau Township, remembers how Mr. BARTLETT once settled a dispute between two farm families over drainage.
"The issue was who would keep the drain clear. Both parties were almost foaming with venom but David, who was mayor at the time, listened to both sides and said, 'I think I see a solution and with a little luck, it might work.' He told them his plan and the farmers looked at one another and asked, 'Is it that simple?'
"They shook hands on the way out of the meeting."
Mr. BARTLETT graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in political science and economics. He worked with the federal Civil Service Commission for two years before winning a scholarship at the London School of Economics, where he earned a master's degree. He married Betty PEARCE in 1950.
Prior to working with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Canada Council, he was chief of the Technical Co-operation Service, Colombo Plan Administration, in Canada, precursor to the Canadian International Development Agency; and he was executive officer to the federal deputy minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources. He retired in 1986 after seven years as assistant director and secretary at the Canada Council, but continued to do contract work.
His government jobs were administrative in nature, says Mrs. BARTLETT, "but not in a routine sense. He had a variety of interesting projects," including the task of helping Governor-General Georges VANIER and his wife, Pauline, tour northern Canada.
In the early 1990s, he conceived a plan to rescue the World University Service of Canada from receivership. At the time, he was interim executive director of the organization, which is a network of individuals and institutions that foster human development and global understanding through education and training. From 1991 to 1998, he sat on World University Service of Canada's board of directors.
Mr. BARTLETT entered municipal politics in 1965 while still working for the government, which meant he often came home from work after 6 p.m., grabbed a bite to eat, and was off to a meeting that could last until after midnight. He bowed out of politics in 1985 after losing an election.
"His motivation was that he loved the work," said Mrs. BARTLETT. "He never fretted about things, there was never any tossing and turning at night. He had this talent for dealing with all things in a balanced way and coming up with a fair solution."
Mr. BARTLETT also contributed his time to a local Scout troop, and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and wrote columns for a local newspaper. After retiring, he was appointed to a number of task forces that studied taxi services at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, the ward boundaries in Ottawa and the workings of regional governments.
In retirement, he and his wife spent part of each year on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. Mr. BARTLETT leaves his wife, Betty, and sons Michael and Peter.

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VANKESTEREN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-10-22 published
Mina Hazel VAREY
In loving memory of Mina Hazel VAREY who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at the Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 84 years.
Cherished wife of Clifford of Little Current. Loved mother of Janet and husband Don IRVINE of Grafton. Special grandmother of Michael and wife Doris IRVINE, Wendy and husband Jim MORRISON, Melissa Irvine, Marsha IRVINE, all of Toronto. Will be greatly missed by great grandchildren Bruce and Claire. Predeceased by brothers Elias, Cecil, Elmer, Clare, Albert and sister Lillian BUFFEY.
Visitation was held on Friday, October 17, 2003 at Island Funeral Home. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at Grace Bible Church, Little Current, Ontario with pastor John VANKESTEREN officiating. Burial in Mountainview Cemetery.
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VANKESTEREN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-03 published
Clifford Charles VAREY
Tragically, north of Barrie on Monday, November 17, 2003, age 88 years.
Predeceased by his cherished wife Mina (née AELICK) on October 15, 2003. Loved by daughter Janet and husband Don IRVING of Grafton. Special grandfather of Michael and wife Doris IRVINE, Wendy and husband Jim MORRISON, Melissa IRVINE, Marsha IRVINE, all of Toronto. Will be missed by great grandchildren Bruce and Claire. Forever remembered by siblings Mildred VAREY, Ivy and husband Marvin COWAN, Milford (predeceased) and wife Kay VAREY, Margaret and Frank ROWE (both predeceased) and Manley and wife Frances VAREY (both predeceased.)
Visitation Thursday, November 27 at Island Funeral Home. Funeral service Friday, November 28, 2003 at Grace Bible Church. Pastor John VANKESTEREN officiated . Burial in Mountainview Cemetery.

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VANMEER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-27 published
Hannah Vivian McKAY
In loving memory of Hannah Vivian McKAY, September 6, 1932 to August 18, 2003. Vivian McKAY, a resident of Gore Bay passed away at the Manitoulin Lodge on Monday, August 18, 2003 at the age of 70 years.
She was born at Long Bay, daughter of the late Richard and Josephine (VANMEER) FOSTER. Vivian was very active and well known in the community, as a member of the United Church, United Church Women, Cancer Society, volunteered at the Lodge, and enjoyed curling, baking, cooking, lottery and scratch tickets, cribbage, feeding and watching birds and deer and her flower garden. She will be remembered for her love of people, visiting Friends and family, and in particular as a professional Nana.
Vivian was predeceased by her beloved husband Reginald. Loving and loved mother of Sandra and husband Rick RAYNER and Keith and his wife Judy McKAY. Proud and loving grandmother of Aaron, Stacy, Andrew, Nikki, Krystian (predeceased) and Jodi and soon expected great grandchild. Dear sister of Elaine McCAULEY, Fledda RYDER and Tom and Joe FOSTER. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 20. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Thursday, August 21 with Pastor Maxine McVEY officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home.

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VANSICKLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-05 published
GARLAND, Harvey R. (Member Kingsway Lodge #655 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons)
Peacefully, on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Humber River Regional Hospital, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Ivy and predeceased by his first wife Ethel and second wife Margaret. Dear father of Roger and his wife Kevin of Toronto, and Margaret MOGFORD and her husband David of Milton. Loving grandfather of Caleigh, Fiona, Scott and Sarah, and great-grandfather of James, Matthew and Myles. Survived by his sister Jean VANSICKLE of Halifax. Harvey was with Household Finance for many years where he enjoyed a successful career. He was very active over many years with Islington United Church, St. George's Golf and Country Club and will be remembered as an enthusiastic outdoorsman. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 8th at 2: 30 p.m. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Islington United Church.

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VANSTONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-10 published
Stove maker got company cooking
Innovator steered Western Foundry Co. into supplying auto exhaust manifolds
By Allison LAWLOR Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - Page R5
An innovative Canadian businessman who transformed a small family company that produced iron stoves into the world's supplier of exhaust manifolds for cars and light trucks, has died. Dick LEVAN passed away in Brantford, Ontario, in late April. He was 68.
In 1961, Mr. LEVAN joined the Western Foundry Co. Ltd., now called Wescast Industries Inc., as a young engineer with little knowledge about the foundry business. At the time, the company, which now has more than 2,000 employees, had 32 employees who worked with primitive equipment in run-down buildings in the small, southwestern Ontario town of Wingham.
Fifty-eight years earlier, Mr. LEVAN's maternal grandfather Richard VANSTONE had been one of the first businessmen in Wingham to buy five shares, valued at $100 each, in the new foundry. Today, the LEVAN family is the company's major shareholder.
"It was his passion that has driven the growth of the company for the past 42 years," said Mr. LEVAN's son-in-law Edward FRACKOWIAK.
"He made things happen. He didn't wait around for things to happen to him."
Mr. FRACKOWIAK succeeded Mr. LEVAN, who stepped down as the company's chairman of the board in March. He was diagnosed with liver cancer.
In his early years with the company, Mr. LEVAN faced several challenges. In 1964, the same year he was elected president by the board of directors, replacing his father William LEVAN, the company got a contract to manufacture radiators for the Toronto Separate School Board. After a summer spent making the cast-iron hot-water radiators, they were installed, but when they were turned on, they leaked.
The company not only lost $64,000 replacing the radiators but their credibility in the cast-iron heating business. But Mr. LEVAN was determined to turn the company around. He steered the company toward the auto industry and in the late 1960s it started manufacturing auto parts. "He was a leader," said Clyde McBAIN, chairman of Winnipeg-based Ancast Industries Ltd. "He was a hard driver. He was tough."
Mr. LEVAN found himself faced with another tough challenge in 1978 that could have forced the foundry into bankruptcy. Ford Motor Co. recalled 65,000 Bronco transmission extensions that year, according to Wescast. The foundry took partial responsibility and worked with Ford to address the problem. As a result of the recall, Mr. LEVAN became determined to build quality control into the foundry's production system.
"He capitalized on this low point," Mr. FRACKOWIAK said, adding that today the company has an enviable safety record. "I think that was one of the remarkable things about Dick. When faced with a critical issue he could do something about it."
By the early 1990s, the company was a major supplier of manifolds for the Big Three auto makers. Under Mr. LEVAN's guiding hand, the company continued to grow over the next decade. Based in Brantford, Wescast now operates seven production facilities in North America. It also has a joint-venture interest in Weslin Autoipari Rt., a Hungarian-based supplier of exhaust manifolds and turbocharger housings for the European auto market.
Last year, Wescast announced that it had acquired Georgia Ductile Foundries L.L.C., a privately held auto-parts maker also in the cast-iron business, which manufactures suspension and brake components.
Richard LEVAN was born in New Rochelle, New York on May 30, 1934, but grew up in the town of Arnprior, west of Ottawa. He attended Trinity College School, a private school in Port Hope, Ontario, and went onto study engineering physics at the University of Toronto. He graduated in 1956 and two years later married Jane RYERSON. They had four children.
As a young engineer fresh out of school, Mr. LEVAN went to work for a refrigeration company in Brantford, Ontario, before moving to Wingham to join Western Foundry at his father's urging. Known as a demanding employer, Mr. LEVAN was respected for his hard work, directness and leadership abilities. He was someone who had an ability to "cut to the chase," Mr. FRACKOWIAK said.
An astute businessman, one of Mr. LEVAN's favourite expressions was, "Don't let your short-term greed get in the way of your long-term greed."
Over the years, his good sense of humour and ability to laugh at himself served him well. Just before an important meeting in Flint, Michigan., with executives from General Motors Corp., Mr. LEVAN discovered he had forgotten his suit. A colleague came to the rescue, offering to lend him an extra suit.
Mr. LEVAN arrived at the meeting the next day wearing the borrowed suit, the pant legs just short of his ankles. When the General Motors executives arrived, Mr. LEVAN decided to make light of the situation. "We had a lot of rain in Wingham last night," he told them.
Described as "fanatical about improvement," Mr. LEVAN was always looking for new ways to improve the company's products, which meant talking to employees and visiting them on the foundry floor, especially in the early years. On one such visit, an employee approached Mr. LEVAN complaining that he didn't have the right tools for the job. Mr. LEVAN went directly to the employee's supervisor and suggested that the problem be corrected. The supervisor, trying to play down the employee's complaints, told him the tools were fine. After listening to the supervisor, Mr. LEVAN looked at him and said: "You have to give people good tools if you want the job done properly."
Later, despite the company's success and his own personal wealth, Mr. LEVAN remained unpretentious and at his core a small-town family man.
"He liked to have the family around," said Mr. FRACKOWIAK. The family not only worked together but often spent vacations together.
Several family members continue to work at Wescast, including Mr. LEVAN's son William LEVAN, who is the company's vice-president of technology.
Outside work, Mr. LEVAN golfed, fished and was an accomplished pilot. He flew a Cessna 206 for years.
"Dick was never quiet," Mr. McBAIN said. "He liked to have fun."
Mr. LEVAN served on several boards, including Trinity College School, to which he donated generously. He also served as past-president of the Canadian Foundry Association and as past director of the American Foundrymen's Society. In Brantford and Wingham, his philanthropy was well known at local hospitals, churches and golf courses.
Mr. LEVAN, who died at his home in Brantford on April 29, leaves his wife Jane, their four children Sally, Bill, Bruce and Ginny, and nine grandchildren.
"He was more than a guy who knew business," Mr. FRACKOWIAK said.

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VANTREIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-14 published
STEVENS, Margaret (née VANTREIGHT)
Died peacefully Sunday August 10, 2003 at Trillium Mississauga Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario at the age of 88. She leaves her children, Jane (Compton, Quebec), Herb (Waterloo, Quebec) and Geoffrey (Calgary, Alberta), their families, her sister Elsie LOKER (née VANTREIGHT) and the extended BARTHOLOMEW and VANTREIGHT families. Those who wish may make a contribution in Margaret's memory to the Maud Vantreight Memorial Fund at the Queen Alexandra Hospital For Children, 2400 Arbutus Rd., Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1V7.

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VANZANT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-04 published
Raymond Kenneth " Ken" HAGEN
In loving memory of Raymond Kenneth "Ken" HAGEN who passed away Monday evening, May 26th, 2003 at Mindemoya Hospital at the age of 87 years.
Beloved husband of Pearl (SEWELL) HAGEN predeceased 1982 and Florence (McCULLIGH) HAGEN of Mindemoya. Loving father of Mary BEAULIEU (husband Guil) of Toronto, George HAGEN (wife Sharon.) Bob HAGEN (wife Linda) both of Lively, Daniel HAGEN (wife Suzanne) of Calgary, Susan RICHER and infant baby Martha Jane both predeceased, stepchildren Leila THURESON (husband Peter,) Karen VANZANT (husband Clyde predeceased,) Harley BAYER (wife Lorraine) and Shirley PHILLIPS predeceased. Cherished grandfather of 24 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Dear son of Dan and May HAGEN, predeceased. Dear brother of Edna JACKSON of Sault Ste. Marie and Alex HAGEN predeceased. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Rested at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St. Sudbury. Funeral service was held in the R. J. Barnard Chapel on Thursday May 29, 2003 at 1p.m. Interment was held in the Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford, Friday at 11 a.m. A memorial service was held on
Saturday, May 31 in the Mindemoya United Church.

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