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AMY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-08 published
Passed away July 31, 2007, at the age of 84 at the Chesley, Ontario hospital after complications from a broken hip. He was born Christmas Day, December 25th, 1922, in Edmonton, Alberta. He went to school at the University of Alberta and graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Before retiring in the mid 1980s, Edgar worked for Canadian Blower and Forge Company, Buffalo Forge and Aerofin Corporation. Over the years he lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; West Des Moines, Iowa; and in St. Charles, Illinois. He most recently lived at the Sunshine Centre in Waterloo, Ontario. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean BAUMAN/BOWMAN, and by his stepsister, Gretta SMITH. He is survived by five children: Jenny AMY of Southampton; Karen NOLL of Maryhill Lynn JOHANNSON of Glen Williams; Eric JOHANNSON of St. Charles, Illinois and Joyce JOHANNSON of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also survived by sister Joyce BELL of Drumheller, Alberta; stepsister Margaret WILLIAMS of Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom and brother Ken JOHANNSON of Rochester, Minnesota., as well as by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service for the Interment of Ashes will be held at Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario, on Saturday October 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials that help celebrate Ed's life and broad range of interests. Plant a tree, support lifelong learning programs or institutions, encourage a child to learn, support civic engagement, or donate to an arts program of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton Ontario. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through

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AMY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-15 published
AMY, Rev. Bruce Robert
Peacefully at Gateway Haven in Wiarton Tuesday evening November 13, 2007. Rev. Bruce AMY of Sauble Beach formerly of Toronto in his 88th year. Beloved husband of M. Eleanor (nee) BOETTGER. Loved father of Glen of New Dundee, Carolyn FAST of Brampton, James and his wife Meriam of Stouffville and Peggy and her husband Wade WIGGINS of Elliott Lake. Lovingly remembered by his eight grandchildren; Christine (Brian) McGILLIS, Michael, Ryan, Richard, Kaitlyn, David, Daniel, Darren and one great-grandchild; Dermot. Also survived by five brothers and 2 sisters. Predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Hepworth Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Zion Cemetery. Expressions of remembrance to The Gideons, New Life Camp or Hepworth Baptist Church would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Bruce by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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AMYOT 2007-11-26 published
Top judge retained common touch
By Jim BROWN, Canadian Press, Mon., November 26, 2007
Ottawa -- If ever a man was in love with the legal profession, devoted to its traditions and steeped in its history, it was Joseph Antonio Charles LAMER, the 16th chief justice of Canada.
But if ever a man managed to keep the common touch while walking with the high and mighty, it was also the guy from gritty, east-end Montreal known to Friends and colleagues as Tony.
LAMER, 74, died in the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday, surrounded by family members.
He had been in and out of hospital several times in recent years suffering from recurring heart problems.
In nearly 20 years on the Supreme Court of Canada, half of them as chief justice, LAMER never lost his taste for the simple pleasures.
On sunny summer weekdays he frequently fled the austere confines of the court to stroll the Sparks Street Mall in downtown Ottawa at lunchtime, grazing on the fare offered by street vendors.
Saturday mornings often found him among the shoppers at the Loblaw's supermarket a few blocks to the east along Rideau Street.
"I would see him sitting at the snack bar with a hotdog and a Coke, shooting the breeze with whoever else was there taking a break from groceries," recalled Eugene MEEHAN, a prominent Ottawa lawyer and longtime friend.
"I doubt anyone knew his day job."
Renowned for his expertise in criminal law, LAMER built a reputation on the bench as a man who could see through the legal maze to the human issues at stake in the courtroom.
"He was a champion of rights and liberties," said Bernard AMYOT, president of the Canadian Bar Association.
"It was under his watch, especially as chief justice, that many Charter cases started to percolate up to the Supreme Court."
LAMER's folksy personal manner was more than a facade. Although he was the son of a lawyer, he was born on July 8, 1933, into the same rough-and-tumble neighbourhood where his father had grown up and insisted on staying.
"Everybody went to the penitentiary except two guys," LAMER later reminisced about his boyhood playmates.
"I saw these people turn into holdup men, one of them committed murder. The girl across the street became a prostitute."
LAMER took another route, to College St-Laurent, one of the schools where the francophone elite of the day sent their children, then to the Universite de Montreal for a law degree.
During 12 years in private practice he made a name as a criminal lawyer -- and successfully defended Quebec nationalist Pierre Bourgault on a charge of inciting the 1968 St-Jean-Baptiste Day riot where the crowd showered Pierre Trudeau with debris.
A year later Trudeau, the arch-federalist Liberal prime minister, appointed LAMER, at age 36, as a judge of Quebec Superior Court.

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AMYS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-05 published
3T0 Trinity College, UofT, on December 3, 2007 in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Trevor C. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Montreal and the late Doctor J. Allan WALTERS of Toronto. Daughter of the late Doctor and Mrs. Charles AMYS of Peterborough. Predeceased by her four brothers, John, Roger, Philip and Hewitt AMYS. Much loved and admired aunt of Sheila, Philip, Anne (deceased,) and Heather AMYS and Jane (James) McMYN. Aunt Anne to many. The family is deeply grateful to the staff of the Bradgate Arms for their kindness, care and support. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 7 at 1 p.m. at Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Ave. If desired, donations may be made to Saint_James Cathedral, Trinity College, UofT, or the Canadian Red Cross.

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