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LLM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-26 published
GERTLER, Jeffrey Lee
January 18, 2005
After a recurrence of brain cancer, despite the best of care at the Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland, and the constant support of family, colleagues and Friends, his courage and morale undiminished, on January 18, 2005 he was taken from his wife, Ann Stewart GERTLER their sons Marin (fiancée Rocio LASTRAS) and Joshua; his parents, Maynard and Ann Straus GERTLER; brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael (JoAnn JAFFE,) Alfred (Kathryn MacRAE,) Franklin (Catherine OLIVER) and Edward (Mary-Jo LOW/LOWE/LOUGH;) sisters-in-law, Cynthia VON MAERESTETTEN and Rowena STEWARD/STEWART/STUART; mother-in-law, Thisbe STEWARD/STEWART/STUART nieces, Lisa and Jardena; nephews, Mark, Maxim, Will, Leo, Nicholas, John Nathaniel and Theo; beloved family member, Doris WINKLER and his extended family in Ottawa, Toronto, New York, California, England and Scotland who survive him to celebrate his 51 productive years. He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, among the Plain People, where his college-teaching parents chose to farm. But his education was to begin at Darwin House, Cambridge, England (when they resumed research interrupted by service in the wartime administrations and army (Maynard) of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman) -- to be continued largely at St. George's School, Montreal. His further development was associated with training institutes in non-violence and peace research, fostered by the Canadian Peace Research Institute and sponsored by the Canadian Friends Service Committee and the Canadian National Commission of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. He was a "resource person" for the 1970 and 1971 high school peace workshops which took place at Grindstone Island on Big Rideau Lake, Portland, Ontario, the former summer home of Admiral Sir Charles Edmund KINGSMILL (first director of the Royal Canadian Navy) and his family, and loaned by his heirs for that purpose. Jeffrey's professional skills were acquired at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, by a B.A., with emphasis on contemporary political economy, history and French (Université de Grenoble), by study at the Institute of Comparative International Law, Paris, on Regulation of International Business Transactions, by a J.D. at the University of San Diego, California, an LLM from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and by work with the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, among others. A member of the California and District of Columbia bars and of the American Society for International Law, he entered his latest field of activity through applications to United Nations and United Nations-affiliated agencies. Invited to Geneva by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, he was employed by them in 1988, and stayed on when the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade evolved into the World Trade Organization in 1995. As Senior Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division, he was active in the elaboration of dispute settlement procedures, in panels pertaining to the admission of countries, such as China, to the World Trade Organization, in work, duty travel and conferences on four continents, including university-sponsored speaking engagements on various aspects of globalization: human rights, labour, environment and living conditions, as well as trade. Jeffrey gravitated toward work in the public interest by an early internship with the Environmental Defense Fund of Washington, D.C., and by a spell as Special Assistant to the Rector of the United Nations University of Tokyo. Not incidentally, his two non-professional affiliations in 1988 at the time of joining the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade were with the Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control, and Friends of the Earth. He delighted in sailing off Norfolk, England, on Lakes Ontario and Champlain, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Chesapeake with his wife Ann and boys, from their first home at Shady Side, near Annapolis, Maryland, and Lake Geneva (Léman). He loved life and knew well what to do with it, was an enthusiastic skiier and swimmer, an accomplished photographer, a keen gardener and family farmer, in Ontario, and an excellent cook. At various times he played the recorder, violin and guitar. Family meant the world to him, and his children were his greatest joy. Facing final illness, his supreme regret was the prospect that he might not be around to share in their lives, to support them, and to help celebrate their accomplishments. The warmest of farewells were given him at the Temple de Genolier above Lake Geneva, January 24, on a sunny day, emblazoned by fresh snow and invigorated by the mountain air. In addition to his wife, sons and brothers, some 150 Friends and colleagues were in attendance, many from the World Trade Organization, the United Nations family, the International School of Geneva, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Femmes Pour la Paix, and the International Peace Bureau. Following cremation, Jeffrey's remains will be interred near his home in Divonne les Bains, France. Contact with the family in Montreal may be had through Franklin GERTLER, at Aldred Building, 507 Place d'Armes, Suite 1200, Montreal, Québec, Canada H2Y 2W8; telephone (514) 842-0748; e-mail:, or Maynard and Ann GERTLER, at 482 Strathcona Avenue, Westmount, Québec, Canada H3Y 2X1; telephone (514) 933-7913; fax (514) 933-1702 e-mail: (and Box #58, Williamstown, Ontario, Canada K0C 2J0; telephone (613) 347-3505.

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LLM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-13 published
CARRELL, Nancy Jean (formerly McGOWN)
Nancy died peacefully on 10 May, 2005 in Princess Margaret Hospital surrounded by her family.
Nancy was born in Longview, Texas, on 25 July, 1944. She obtained a B.A. from Texas Tech University and an M.L.S. from North Texas State University. She moved to Montreal in 1974 with her then husband, Lee McGOWN, immediately entered the law faculty of McGill University and earned an LLB, LLM and a BCL. After a short time in private practice, she moved into corporate counsel work and eventually became General Counsel, Legal and Government Affairs at Avon Canada. From there she moved to Canadian National Railways as Deputy Secretary, to Celanese Canada Inc. as Vice-President and General Counsel and, finally, to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as Assistant General Counsel. She was a superb manager and all those with whom she worked were devoted to her.
She leaves her husband, John SWAN, who adored her, her daughter, Hilary McGOWN, to whom she was utterly devoted, her step-daughters, Ellen and Amanda SWAN, her mother, Mary Hasty CARRELL, her brother, Bill and his wife Janeen, her sister, Marilyn MARTIN, along with Molly, Min, Sara and Kate, all of whom will miss her greatly.
Nancy's enthusiasm for life was infectious and touched all those who came into contact with her. Her life was characterized by tremendous spirit and courage, by many loyal Friendships and, above all, by generosity, kindness and humour. Those who knew Nancy will never forget her laugh and her delight in jokes.
The family wishes to thank David LOACH and the nurses and other staff of Unit 14B at Princess Margaret Hospital for their kindness, gentleness and compassion.
Celebrations of Nancy's life will be held in Montreal at the University Club on Wednesday, 18 May, 2005 at 5: 00 p.m. and in Toronto at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Building, Front Street, on Wednesday, 25 May, 2005 at 5: 00 p.m.
The family would be very grateful if, instead of flowers, a donation were made in Nancy's name to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

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LLM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-06 published
McLEOD, Prof. James Gary (1947-2005)
Affectionately known as "Jay" to his family, colleagues and Friends Professor James G. McLEOD, husband, father, grandfather, law professor, author, lecturer and raconteur died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 at age 57.
Jay will be profoundly missed by his wife, Margaret McSORLEY his children James and Masako McLEOD, Kathleen and Michael KONOPKA, Michael McLEOD, Erin and Trevor TRAINOR and Ian WEISS; his grandchildren Neil, Kaede, Dailey and Alicia; his mother Pauline McLEOD; his siblings Randy and Cyndy McLEOD, Jacqueline and Joe ZORZI and Scott and Laurie McLEOD.
Jay was predeceased by his father Jack and brother Donald.
Professor McLEOD graduated with his LLB from the University of Western Ontario in 1971 and an LLM from the University of London, England in 1972. He was called to the Bar in 1974 and taught a variety of courses at the U.W.O.'s Law School and the Ivey School of Business. He presently holds the position of associate dean (administration). Jay's lectures were legendary amongst students, lawyers and judges for their insight, clarity and humor. A leading expert in Canadian Family Law, Jay is the author and/or editor of the leading family law publications in Canada, he has also acted as consultant to the Canadian Bar Association as well as the provincial and federal governments on family law issues. His works have been cited with approval by every Court in the country including many times by the Supreme Court of Canada. When it came to family law, Jay was the conscience of the country by not shying away from challenging Court decisions when they did not meet his high standards for logic and consistency. He was a giant in the legal profession and the country is a great deal poorer as a result of his passing. Jay almost single handedly made the practice of family law in Ontario respectable. His contribution to the development of family law in Canada was surpassed only by the esteem in which he was held by his colleagues and judiciary and the reverence of his students. In life Jay made us laugh. In death we mourn his memory.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Jay with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Thursday from 7-9 and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Jay's life will be held at Saint John's Lutheran Church, 22 Willow Street, Waterloo on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation will take place. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall of the church.
In memory of Jay, and in lieu of flowers, donations to Foundation Western (J.G. Mcleod Memorial Fund) c/o Foundation Western, Alumni Hall, Rm 11, University of Western Ontario N6A 5B9 would be appreciated and can be arranged through the funeral home.
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