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ORCHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
ORCHARD, Richard Arthur
Devoted husband, loving father and passionate newspaper editor, suddenly at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, near his cottage on Twin Sister Lakes, Marmora, on Sunday, July 22, 2007. Lovingly remembered by his wife Dana (née FLAVELLE) and children Stewart and Grace, all of Toronto. Survived by his mother, Betty ORCHARD, sister Bonnie ORCHARD and nieces and nephews, Jamie, Kelly, Andrew and Brett Donlevy (all of Saskatoon,) brother-in-law Doug FLAVELLE (Brenda LIVINGSTON,) and nieces Olivia and Genevieve, of Toronto. Predeceased by his father, Doctor Stewart ORCHARD, and his older brother Jamie ORCHARD. Born in Saskatoon, on July 24, 1958, he graduated from Nutana Collegiate and Ryerson University School of Journalism. He was a talented editor at The Toronto Star, where he held positions on the national, foreign, city and life sections, as well as founding the Your Home section. He also taught at Ryerson, founded a home improvement website,, and pursued his many other passions, including running, investing, and mentoring others. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 27 at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, Toronto Chapter.

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ORCHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-19 published
SCHELL, H.R. "Bob"
At his home "'Inverlynn", Whitby, on Saturday November 17 in his 95th year. Predeceased by wife Catherine McGillivray SCHELL (née IRWIN.) Father of Katherine 'Katie' of Whitby, Peter (Jane) of Kingston, Andrew (Margaret-Elizabeth) of Whitby, and Malcolm (Marion HOLLAND) of Pickering. Grandfather of Tamara BEST (Charles ORCHARD), Adam, Sarah, Aaron, Natalie, Cedric, and Daniel SCHELL. Great-grandfather of Renee and Chantal ORCHARD. Survived by his sister Nancy (PINNINGTON) of Toronto, brothers-in-law John IRWIN (Pat) of England and Peter IRWIN (Joyce) of Agassiz, British Columbia. Commanded the 11th Canadian Armoured Regiment (Ontario's) in Italy 1943-44. The family will receive Friends at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby (905-668-3410) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, (209 Cochrane Street, Whitby) on Thursday November 22nd, at 4 p.m. with a visitation at the church from 3-4 p.m. Service will be followed by a reception at Inverlynn, 1300 Giffard Street, Whitby. Cremation followed by interment at Union Cemetery, Oshawa, at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Thickson's Woods Conservation Area, or to the Toronto City Mission.

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