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ORPANA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
CALVERT, Margaret (née MANNING)
On Thursday, January 13th, 2005 at Scarborough Grace Hospital. Margaret, beloved wife for 60 years of Allan, and loving mother of Linda (Tom HUMPHRIES) of Toronto and Leslie (Gary ORPANA) of Colborne. Much loved nana of Brent, Evan, Wade, and great-nana of Conner. Friends are invited to Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (just west of Kingston Road), West Hill, 416-281-6800 for a memorial visitation on Monday, January 17th from 10-11 a.m. Memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. A private family interment will follow. Inlieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Osteoporosis Society or the Alzheimer Society.

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ORPEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
McCARTHY, Edward " Ned" Lockhart
Peacefully passed away, at Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, January 31, 2005 in his 90th year. Born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia March 26, 1915, he lived many years in Moncton, New Brunswick and later Toronto. Dedicated and loving husband of Evelyn, loving father of Jean and Linda. He will be sadly missed by grandchildren Martin, Alexandra, Christopher, Kelly and Kevin and great-grandchild Jenna. Dear brother of Eileen ORPEN, fondly remembered by Colin, Andrew and Steven, loved and respected father-in-law of Ken and David. All have been blessed with his steadfast love and example. During World War 2 Ned served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot instructor, Squadron Leader, Base Commander and acting Wing Commander. Ned worked for Eatons for 42 years beginning his career in Moncton as Merchandise Control Manager for the Maritimes, transferring to head Office in Toronto in 1971. Although retiring in 1976 he maintained close ties with the many Friends he made during this period. Throughout his life Ned was an active participant in community life, a man of endless integrity and generous spirit. He was a dedicated member of the Gyro Club for 47 years and involved in many charities. He was an accomplished curler reaching the New Brunswick Provincial finals in 1952 and an enthusiastic golfer being an active member of Moncton, Scarboro and later Spring Lakes Golf Clubs. Ned had various hobbies, he was an accomplished photographer, carpenter, a philatelist, and he also made his own wine, which was in great demand by family and Friends. Ned always had a positive outlook on life and could be relied upon for an anecdote or quip to brighten the day. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. McMILLAN and the dedicated staff of Toronto East General Hospital for their wonderful care and support. The family will receive Friends at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Rd., North York (416-441-1580) on Friday, February 4, 2005 from 6 o'clock. Service following in the Chapel at 7 o'clock. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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ORPWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-26 published
ORPWOOD, Ross Charles
On September 24, 2005, in his 82nd year, at Toronto East General Hospital; the cause of death was lung cancer. Dear brother of Jean, and dear brother-in-law of Noreen; step-father of Michael and grandfather of Brianne; uncle to a large bunch of nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews and two great-great-nephews. Predeceased by his darling wife Joyce, his brothers Cliff, Alan and Gordon, his sister Ruth, and his sisters-in-law Betty and Lil. Special friend of Shelagh, Donnie, Tommy and Leslie (his other family); a friend to many and a shuffleboard competitor to some of Branch 10 of the Royal Canadian Legion; good friend to his bridge partners Ruth and Marg. A World War 2 Veteran (Royal Canadian Artillery), he was a forty-year-plus member of the Toronto Star composing room. This quiet, good natured and generous man enjoyed his family, his Friends, his time in the army, his work, his books, his bridge, his pets, the cottage, the L.A. Dodgers, the National Football League, and his beer. Special thanks to the Toronto East General Hospital Emergency, H7, A3, and Palliative Care Units, the latter a great supporting cast for the last act. A simple service will be held at 3: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27 at the Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd., Toronto (416-423-1000); visitation for one hour prior, at 2: 30 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Todmorden Branch 10, 1083 Pape Ave., Toronto, M4K 3W7, or to a charity of choice.

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