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"HSB" 2005 Obituary


HSBC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-23 published
BETTS, Douglas Nelson
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doug BETTS on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 in his 75th year at Scarborough Grace Hospital. Doug fought to overcome two heart attacks in two weeks but unfortunately could not overcome the complications that they brought on. In typical Doug BETTS style, he managed to tell a joke to his family just before passing. Doug will be missed by his loving wife, Wilma. This year, they would have celebrated their golden anniversary in September. Doug was devoted to his three sons: Bruce, Brent (Dianna), and Terry (Beverly) and adored his three grandchildren: Julia, Katie and Brad. They will all surely make him proud. Doug was born on February 28, 1931 to Ulmer and Effie BETTS in Campleton, New Brunswick. Along with four brothers and four sisters; he spent time on the family farm in Matapedia that had a river running through it, which spawned several outstanding fish stories. Over a thirty-year period, Doug worked as an Investment Advisor at Moss, Lawson in Toronto (now HSBC Securities) until the day he died. As proud as Doug was of his business life, he was more proud of how well his clients had done who had trusted him and had been so loyal to him over the years. He was pleased to call them Friends. Through this strong client base, Doug became the largest holder of both Templeton and Trimark funds at the same time, something he was very proud of. Doug live by the motto that if you help others get what they want, you will get everything you want. Over the past ten years, Doug passed this philosophy on to his partner and son, Terry, who has continued on in his footsteps. As proud as Doug was of his business life, he was even prouder of his volunteer work and giving. In the late 1970's, Doug bought ten buses, and with help, filled them with children every Sunday morning bound for the People's Church to hear a positive message that they may not have heard other wise. He was more recently a long time member of the Agincourt Pentecostal Church and will be remembered as a generous volunteer. Lacking the need for material possession, Doug's major purpose of working so hard was to be able to give more away. Doug amazed everyone by his positive outlook on life. His Friends will remember Doug fondly, for his quick-witted sense of humour, kind and friendly demeanour. Please feel free to respond in kind with a joke or happy thought of Doug at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East (between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue). on Monday, July 26th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 27th at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Sincere thanks to the doctors, the wonderful nurses and chaplains at the Scarborough Grace Hospital. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial remembrances may be made to the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, Grace Division, E.R. Renewal Fund, 3050 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2V5 in memory of Doug BETTS.

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HSBC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-05 published
DEHART, Robert "Bob" Neil (June 4, 1945-November 2, 2005)
Passed away at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia on November 2, 2005, after a brief battle with cancer. Bob will be sadly missed by his partner Neall, niece Nancy (Peter), nephew John (Gayla), sister-in-law Margie, grandnephew Kai, and cousins Marianna (Ken), Ross, and Chris (Maxine). He will be fondly remembered by his former wife Dorothy STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and many Friends, neighbours and colleagues. Predeceased by his father Norman, mother Marjorie and brother Bruce. Bob was born in Kelowna in 1945, and though life took him around the world, the Okanagan remained close to his heart. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from U.B.C. then held top money management roles in Vancouver and Toronto at firms such as National Trust, Fry Mills Spence and Burns Fry. After flying high on Bay Street in the 70s, he returned to the West coast to seek a more laid back lifestyle in Vancouver, where he became partner at M.K. Wong and Associates. He went on to become Chief Information Officer of HSBC Canada Asset Management, then Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Australia. Bob was a highly respected capital markets analyst with incredible market timing, renowned for his management of fixed income funds. He was also a mentor to many in Vancouver's finance community. He retired a few years ago to spend more time going for walks around Lost Lagoon, fishing, reading and working on his beloved New York Times crossword puzzles. Bob was a true gentleman who always made people feel welcome, and will be remembered for his charm, generosity, warm smile, mischievous spirit, and of course, his amazing parties. A celebration of Bob's life will be held Thurs. November 10, 2005, from 5- 9 p.m at the Terrace Bar in The Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to The DeHart Foundation would be much appreciated. For details visit

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