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"AIT" 2003 Obituary


AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-09 published
Died This Day -- First Baron Beaverbrook, 1964
Monday, June 9, 2003 - Page R9
William Maxwell AITKEN, financier, politician, author, publisher, born Maple, Ontario, May 25, 1879, son of Presbyterian minister. Family moved to New Brunswick in 1880; as a young man, dabbled in journalism. Entrepreneurial activities soon made him a millionaire. Moved to London in 1910. Won seat for the Conservatives that year; knighted in 1911.
During First World War represented Canadian government at the front; served as Britain's minister of information. In 1917 made a peer.
After war, established British newspaper chain, buying Daily Express and Evening Standard, creating Sunday Express.

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AITKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-13 published
MARCHANT, Douglas Macleod
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 69 years ago and died on July 20th, 2003, while holidaying at Mermaid Beach, Queensland, Australia. For 35 years a loving husband and friend of Juleen, wonderful father and father-in-law of Warwick (Toronto) and Ainslie and James AITKEN (London, England,) proud son-in-law of Jean HUMPHRIES (Brisbane, Australia.) Loved younger brother of Canon Iain MARCHANT, Colonel Kenneth MARCHANT and Anne PATERSON and their families in England and Scotland. Doug was a special and energetic man, who radiated life and inner strength. He was always there for his family and gave his enthusiastic support in all their endeavours. After 40 years living and working around the world with Bata International, Doug's passion for life, be it in work or in retirement, was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was a champion golfer, a skier, windsurfer, sailor, tennis and squash player, surfboarder, motorcycle enthusiast and Bridge player. With his love of nature, sports, music and reading there were never enough hours in each day. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. A funeral service and cremation took place in Brisbane on July 25th, 2003. A Memorial Service will be held at 3: 30 p.m. on Thursday October 9th at Kingsway Lambton United Church, The Kingsway and Prince Edward Drive in Etobicoke, with a reception following. Doug's final resting place will be in the hills of Scotland. With interests in a number of organizations, Doug was also on the Board of the Bethany Hills School. If desired, donations may be made to the Douglas M. Marchant Endowment Fund, to benefit the students through an academic scholarship, at the Bethany Hills School, P.O. Box 10, Bethany, Ontario. L0A 1A0. Phone (705)-277-2866.

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