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SMAIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-24 published
BUCHANAN, Audrey Cameron
At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, February 23, 2003, in her 90th year. Audrey BUCHANAN (née SMAIL,) formerly of Toronto, was the beloved wife, for over 60 years, of the late Stanley BUCHANAN (2000.) Dear mother of Betty BUCHANAN of Toronto, and Nancy RZESZUTKO and her husband, Walt, of Cambridge; loved grandmother of Sian SILLS and Mark FRANKLIN of Toronto, Erin and Michael HARTMAN of Burlington and Kathryn and Corryn RZESZUTKO of Cambridge dear sister of Alex SMAIL of Oakville; dear sister-in-law of Alfred BUCHANAN of Toronto; and special aunt of Kathleen SMAIL of Tualatin, Oregon, Pat BRANDON of Coldwater, Ontario, Blake and Allison SMAIL, Bruce and Judy SMAIL, all of St. Joseph's Island, Ontario, and Janet SMAIL of Sault Saint Marie. Audrey graduated in nursing from Women's College Hospital in 1937, following which she became Night Supervisor of The Ontario Hospital in Saint Thomas. Since her retirement from nursing, Audrey had been actively involved with the Alumnae Association of Women's College Hospital. She treasured the long, happy summers spent with children and grandchildren at the family cottage at Floral Park on Lake Couchiching. Since 2001, she resided at Queen's Square Terrace in Cambridge, Ontario, where she found a happy and fulfilling life surrounded by new best Friends and kind caregivers. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the Coutts Family Reception Cottage. Spring interment will take place at Carlyle Cemetery in Iron Bridge, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Women's College Hospital Alumnae Memorial Fund, 58 Lascelles Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M5P 2E1.

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SMALL 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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SMALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-10 published
William W. SMALL
By John SMALL and Stephen ENDICOTT, page A24
Husband, father, grandfather, athlete, academic, administrator, sinophile, Christian. Born September 5, 1917, in Chengdu, China. Died February 4, 2003, in Alliston, Ontario of a heart attack, aged 85.
Bill was born to United Church of Canada missionaries in Western China, in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. Although he left China at the age of 16, he later returned to work there for another 13 years. Even after his final return to Canada in 1952, China was never far from his thoughts.
Bill earned his B.A. in business administration at the University of Toronto and his M.A. from Columbia University in New York City. Then he was seconded by the United Church to the West China Union University, he held the position of bursar until the Communist government in China moved into Sichuan in 1950. Under the new dispensation, foreigners were not permitted to handle institutional funds. But, liked and respected by students, colleagues and local authorities, Bill was invited to remain with the university as a professor of English and athletics. Luckily he was well-qualified, having starred on the U of T's senior soccer and tennis teams. He had also excelled at track and field in high school and had an uncanny ability with golf acquired as a caddy in Vancouver.
Returning to Toronto in 1952 without influential contacts or job prospects, Bill soon found employment in the U of T's bursar's office. Intrigued by the challenge posed by the establishment of a new institution, he moved to the just-established York University, and eventually became its vice-president of administration. The late 1960s and early 1970s were turbulent years on campuses across North America; Bill played a crucial role in helping to guide York through its share of crises. While handling his financial duties, he expressed his continuing attachment to China by teaching courses in Chinese cultural history.
Bill was closely involved in the creation and operation of the Canada China Friendship Society at both the national and local levels, and for years served as its president. It was a rare visiting Chinese personality or delegation that did not benefit from Bill's Friendship and hospitality.
He spoke Chinese fluently, with a decided Sichuanese accent. He was also a dab hand at Chinese cooking and liked nothing better than to whip up delicious mapo tofu at short notice. By visiting China at regular intervals, he maintained his numerous Friendships and kept up-to-date with China's progress.
He was a devoted family man; he and his first wife, Betty, who accompanied and supported him in China, raised three charming daughters. They, in due course, provided him with eight grandchildren on whom he doted. When Betty was dying of cancer at the very time crises at York University were demanding his attention, Bill showed remarkable stamina and integrity.
He later married Shirley Jane ENDICOTT, uniting two long-time China missionary families and acquiring two more children and their offspring.
After retirement, Bill devoted much time and energy to Trinity-St. Paul's United Church in Toronto. He also conducted a survey of United Church educational institutions across Canada, and contributed his knowledge and expertise to the Donner and Max Bell Foundations.
Bill died on February 4, doing what he loved to do: playing tennis, a game at which he excelled and to which he devoted the same passion and energy he gave to everything he undertook. On August 11, 2003, to honour Bill's contributions to York University and Canada-China relations, York dedicated a new administration and computing commons building: the William Small Centre.
John SMALL and Stephen ENDICOTT are Bill's brother and brother-in-law.

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SMALLHORN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-05 published
O'NEILL, Madelène (née HERSEY)
Died suddenly and peacefully at the Griffith McConnell residence on Monday, November 3rd, 2003 in her eighty-third year. Dear wife of Dr. James H. O'NEILL and beloved mother of Sharon (Bob SMALLHORN), Sally (Bob LEWIS), Stephanie (Skip KERNER) of Montreal and Sheelah of Montreal. Lène will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren David and Brian (Sandra) SMALLHORN, Chris and Tim (Jan) LEWIS, Matthew, Jamin, Emily and Sarah KERNER, and David and John ATTALA and new great-grandaughter. Sister of Peter (Mary) and the late John, also sister of Mason and Ronald. Visitation will be at Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd. (Corner Isabella), on Wednesday, November 5, 2003, from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Malachy's Church (corner Clanranald and Isabella) on Thursday, November 6, 2003, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montreal Alzheimer Society, 5165 Sherbrooke St. West, Office 410, Montréal, Québec, H4A 1T6 or to the Griffith McConnell Residence, 5760 Parkhaven, Cote St. Luc, Québec, H4W 1Y1. The family would like to thank the infirmary staff of the Griffith McConnell for their care and devotion. Condolences may be sent to

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SMART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-30 published
SMART, Worts Lennox
Len died October 29th. in his 92nd year. Born in Toronto, he attended Rosedale Public School, Trinity College School and University of Toronto. He served in the Air Force during the 2nd World War as Navigation Instructor in Manitoba. After the war he worked for many years at Gulf Oil as an accountant. His wife, Passchen (Peggy) MATHEWS predeceased him. He is survived by his brother John Lennox SMITH, his sister Anna Marie RAGSDALE, nephews David SMART and Dean SMART. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 31, 2003 at Mount Pleasant Crematorium Chapel, 375 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto, at 2 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Directors).

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