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"AYR" 2007 Obituary


AYRE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
AYRE, Charles Alan
Peacefully on September 22 at age 98 at Simcoe Manor, Beeton after a short illness. Alan will be remembered with love and affection by his sister Isla, his son Michael, son-in-law Danny TOMLINSON, daughter Margaret and husband Jack FLEETWOOD, and son John and wife Mary Ann EVANS; by grandchildren Terri and Brian TOMLINSON; Craig and Kevin FLEETWOOD; Evelyn, Edward and Eleanor AYRE. Alan was predeceased by his wife of 59 years Joan and his daughter Barbara. Born in Winnipeg on May 9, 1909 to William and Sarah AYRE, Alan followed an early interest in chemistry, subsequently earning a PhD in biochemistry in 1936 at Imperial College, London. After laboratory research in England and Canada, he entered the chemical industry in 1944, retiring in 1974 as President of BDH Chemicals in Toronto. His family will remember his great fondness for his collection of rare scientific books and his ambitious gardening which included raising his beloved peonies. Burial will be a private family ceremony at Niagara Lake Shore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library.

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AYRES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-06 published
VAIR, Mona Warner (née AYRES)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at Central Place on Friday morning, January 5th, 2007. Mona Warner VAIR (née AYRES,) of Owen Sound, in her 89th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Rev. Allan H. (Mike) VAIR. Loving mother of Pamela VAIR and her husband, Bill HALEY, of Owen Sound and Penny VAIR and her husband, Mike PHILLIPS, of Leith. Proud grandmother of Michael VAIR- HALEY and Kendra VAIR- HALEY. Dear friend to Doctor Susan COREY. Mona will be sadly missed by her brother, Bob AYRES and her two sisters, Beatrice WOOLEVER and Muriel FRASER. Predeceased by her parents, Jack and Mabel AYRES and her two brothers, Ted and Jim AYRES. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Sunday from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service to celebrate Mona's life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 865 - 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound on Monday, January 8th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Ted CREEN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound at a later date. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to an Education Bursary at the O.S.C.V.I. in memory of Mona VAIR as your expression of sympathy. Messages may be sent to

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