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"EGM" 2005 Obituary


EGM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-20 published
CAPE, John Meredith
Died peacefully in his 95th year on January 18, 2005 at his home in Victoria, British Columbia. Predeceased by his loving wife Betty OGILVIE in 1972 and his cherished wife Nini MacDOUGALL in 1996 and his loving son David in 2000. Dearly loved father of Christopher (Bev,) Mary USHER- JONES and Susie (Rob RUTTAN,) father-in-law of Sylvia CAPE, step-father of Diana JOHNSON and Alan MacDOUGALL. He loved and took great pride in his 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Dr. David CAPE of Montreal. Born in Montreal, he was educated at Trinity College School, McGill University and Royal Military College. He joined EGM Cape (General Contractors) in 1933 as a field engineer and retired as President and Chairman in 1971 after a career encompassing projects in Canada, Great Britain, South America and the Caribbean. During World War 2 he served with the Royal Canadian Artillery in Sicily and Italy and following the war was Commander of the Montreal Reserve Artillery Unit until his retirement as Brigadier General. He will always be loved and remembered for his generosity, incredible strength, unselfish nature, sense of humour and quick wit. He had many hobbies and interests including woodworking, music, travelling and nature
his inquisitive mind inspired all who knew him. The family is deeply grateful to all his wonderful caregivers especially Mila and Nikola ERLIC. Funeral Service will be held in Victoria at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 22 at Saint Mary's Church, Oak Bay. Interment to be held at a later date at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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EGMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-04 published
VAN EGMOND, Anthony, 1838
Tuesday, January 4, 2005 - Page S7
Nobleman-soldier born in Holland in 1778. A veteran of the Napoleonic wars who fought on the side of the French, he later settled in Upper Canada with his family. In 1828, he bought a large parcel of land in what was called the Huron Tract on condition that he build roads and prepare it for settlement. He was soon in conflict with the authorities and joined reformers led by William Lyon MacKENZIE. VAN EGMOND agreed to be military commander in a future uprising, but MacKENZIE took action before he could begin to raise an army. On December 4, 1837, he arrived at Montgomery's Tavern on Yonge Street only a few hours before government troops attacked rebel forces had gathered there and urged retreat. MacKENZIE refused and, after the rebel defeat, VAN EGMOND was found hiding in a farmhouse and placed under arrest. Held in the damp and unheated Don Jail, he became seriously ill and died. Although he was posthumously pardoned, the government confiscated the VAN EGMOND family land holdings. He was buried in a graveyard near Egmondville outside of Seaforth, Ontario

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