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McATEER 2008-04-07 published
McATEER, Shirley Irene (née DEER)
Of London, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 at the London Health Sciences Centre (Victoria Campus), in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Robert McATEER and dearly loved mother of Kelly of British Columbia, Ryan of Windsor and Regan of London. Loved grandmother of Cedar and Skylar. Dear sister of John DEER and his wife Carolyn of Saint Thomas. Irene was born in Rochford, Essex, England on January 20, 1943, the daughter of the late Robert James and Emily (LANGE) DEER. She came to Canada in 1947 and worked for Northern Telecom. Shirley was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. No public visitation. Interment to follow in Saint Thomas Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation and the Parkwood Hospital Physical Maintenance Program.

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McCATHERN 2008-04-10 published
McCORKLE, Melvin George
Age 84 of Dresden passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus on Wednesday April 9, 2008. He was born in Chatham Township son of the late Harry and Annie BOSWELL) McCORKLE. He farmed most of his life on the family farm in Chatham Twp. His wife Marie (CARTER) McCORKLE predeceased in 1998. Surviving are two daughters: Hazel and Gerald McCATHERN of Chatham, Rhoda and Bill CHANDLER of Dresden; son: David McCORKLE of R.R.#5 Dresden six grandchildren: Lance, Joanne, Shawn, Tricia, Kristy and Jonathan 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. He is predeceased by 4 brothers: Ronald, Harvey, Grant and Hugh McCORKLE and 1 sister Alva LUCAS. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday April 12, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with Mr. Don MUIR officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Wallaceburg Congregation of Jehovah's witnesses: or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation and left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be made on our website

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McCATHY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-09 published
On January 5th, 2008, after a long illness, bravely borne. Beloved wife of Doug ROBERTS. Step-mother to Wendy and her husband Matthew. Loving sister to the Stewarts - Tessa (Hong Kong), Rory (Portugal), Hamish (Denmark) and Felicity (Ireland). Sadly missed by her stepmothers, Vicky OSBORNE and Joyce MacCATHY- MORROW. Cousins Richard BURGESS (London) and John EWART (Emirates) and sister-in-law to Gayle of Mississauga, and Ted of Victoria and a host of Friends. Thank you to the caregivers at Ian Anderson House (Hospice). Hilary OSBORNE is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 12 Lakeshore Road East (1 block west of Hurontario Street), Mississauga, on Friday, January 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ian Anderson House, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5, would be appreciated. Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. - Emily Dickinson

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McATRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-07 published
BEALEY, Elsie Beatrice " Betty"
Born April 28, 1913, died March 28, 2008 in Toronto. Eldest daughter of the late Ernest Richard BEALEY and Agnes Jeanette McATRON, granddaughter of the British poet and Mason, Richard Rome BEALEY. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret EATON (1948) and Barbara PATEY (1988) and dear friend Joe GILL (1989.) Loving aunt of Derek and Eileen PATEY (Port Elgin), Ron and Sandra PATEY (Georgetown), Tony PATEY (Mississauga,) Anne and Don MacGREGOR (Alexandria,) Janet and Doctor William BROWN (Niagara-on-the-Lake) and all their families. Graduate of North Toronto Collegiate Institute and University College, University of Toronto in Honours English, recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal in 1935. She completed an M.A. in 1976 and M.Ed. in 1985. Betty, a gifted teacher, writer and poet, taught English at North Toronto Collegiate Institute from 1941 to 1972, serving 16 years as head of the English Dept. She inspired thousands of students to a greater appreciation of English literature. In 1992, she received the Confederation of Canada Medal for her excellent contributions to Education. The Bealey Laureateship for English is awarded annually to a graduating student of North Toronto Collegiate Institute. She edited and published textbooks of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth, for use in Ontario Schools, and coauthored 'Style and Structure' a textbook of English grammar and composition. Her collection of poetry, 'A Life Story, A Love Story' was published in 1995 for her many Friends, colleagues and family. Dedicated supporter of the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the North Toronto Collegiate Institute Foundation, a volunteer for the University of Toronto bookshop and the Toronto General Hospital Auxiliary, and a faithful member of Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, North Toronto. She will be greatly missed by her family and Friends and the academic community that meant so much to her. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Trull Funeral Home 'North Toronto Chapel', 2704 Yonge Street, Toronto (416-488-1101). Interment of ashes and reception to follow. Visitation from one hour prior to the service. If desired, donations in memory of Betty may be made to Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, North Toronto, The North Toronto Collegiate Institute Foundation or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to

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