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McGRAGH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-03-06 published
McGRAGH
-In loving memory of our dearly loved and cherished son, brother and uncle, Gordon Thomas, who was taken from us March 6, 1983.
This month comes back with deep regret
It brings back a day we will never forget.
He went away without saying good-bye
But our memories of him will never die.
No one knows the grief we bear
When the family meets and he's not there.
The tears we shed will wipe away
But the ache in our hearts will always stay.
He left us suddenly, his thoughts unknown
But he left us with memories,
We are proud to own.
-Sadly missed, always loved and remembered by Mom and family.

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McGRAGH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-05-01 published
McGRAGH
-In loving memory of William Malcolm, June 4, 1929 to May 5, 1998.
When I Must Leave You
When I must leave you for a little while
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you though the years.
But start out bravely with a gallant smile,
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days.
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out your hand and comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you
And hold you near,
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!
-Doris and family.

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McGRAW o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-08-21 published
Francis Dominic WHITE/WHYTE
In loving memory of Francis Dominic WHITE/WHYTE, June 30, 1945-August 12, 2002.
Francis "Frank" WHITE/WHYTE, a resident of M'Chigeeng passed away at the Sudbury Regional Hospital St. Joseph's Site, Monday, August 12, 2002 in his 57th year. Frank was born in Mindemoya son of the late Angus and the late Nora (McGRAW) WHITE/WHYTE. Frank worked as a miner at INCO and was a great fan and player of baseball. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Dear father of Anthony, Gizelle, Rae Ann, Ben, Dawn and Wayne MIGWANS of M'Chigeeng. Dear and loving brother of Adolphis McGRAW and Annie WHITE/WHYTE both of M'Chigeeng, Henry WHITE/WHYTE, Linda SILVA, Mae WHITE/WHYTE all of Toronto, Mabel ANGIOLILLO of Maple and Mary Lou WHITE/WHYTE of M'Chigeeng. Predeceased by one sister Rose Emma WHITE/WHYTE. Also survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
The funeral mass was held from the Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng on Thursday, August 15, 2002. Father Robert Foliot was celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home.

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McGREGOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-03-06 published
McGREGOR- BILASH, Olive
-In loving memory of a cherished mother and grandmother who began her spirit journey 4 years ago on March 6, 1998.
She gave us special qualities
And the gift of life
She guided us most lovingly
With selflessness and sacrifice
We still ask "What would Mom advise?"
When life's challenges we meet
And we feel her spirit deep inside
Providing the comfort and answers we seek
We hold her close inside our hearts
We miss her achingly so
And though, for now, we are apart
Through us, her good spirit continues to flow
With All Our Love Forever,
Dawn, Bez, Crystal and Zachary.

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McGREGOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-03-06 published
McGREGOR
-Olive, January 30, 1936 to March 6, 1998.
"When I Fly I Fly"
Far above the earth she soars,
Circling the clear sky,
Flying over forests dim,
Peering in shadows
Seeking far and wide
Her child,
To give them peace.
In loving memory of our Mother and Grandmother whose spirit remains in our hearts forever, Dean and family.

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McGREGOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-06-12 published
McGREGOR-In loving memory of Theresa, June 17.
Celestial Flight
She is not dead-but only flying higher,
Higher than she's flown before,
And earthly limitations,
Will hinder her no more.
There is no service ceiling,
Or any fuel range,
And there is no anoxia
Or need for engine change
Thank God that now her flight can be
To heights her eyes had scanned,
Where she can race with comets,
And buzz the rainbow's span.
For she is universal,
Like courage, love and hope
And all free sweet emotions,
Of vast and godly scope.
And understand a pilot's fate
Is not the thing she fears,
But rather sadness left behind,
Your heartbreak and your tears.
So all you loved ones, dry your eyes,
Yes, it is wrong that you should grieve,
For she would love your courage more,
And she would want you to believe.
She is not dead.
You should have known,
That she is only flying higher,
Higher than she's ever flown.
-Lloyd, Andy, Todd, Stan, Bev.

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McGREGOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-08-07 published
McGREGOR
-In loving memory of Allan "Uncle Pit" (Birch Island), December 6, 1933-August 1, 1992.
O Great Spirit,
Whose voice we hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
Hear us.
We are small and weak.
We need your strength and wisdom.
-Always remembered, Dean McGREGOR Family.

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McGREGOR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2002-08-21 published
McGREGOR
--In loving memory of a dear son, Robert Gordon, who passed away August 24, 2001.
There will always be a heartache
And many a silent tear
But always the precious memories
Of the days when you were here
We hold you close within our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.
--Sadly missed and always loved by Mom.

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McGREGOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2002-12-11 published
The greater glory of a former National Hockey League player turned Flying Father
By Roy MacGREGOR Wednesday, December 11, 2002 -- Print Edition, Page A2
Statistics, they say, don't tell the whole story.
In Les COSTELLO's case, they barely touch it.
The one he picked up yesterday will complete a 74-year run: Feb. 16, 1928, to Dec. 10, 2002.
The National Hockey League record book will say, equally forever: one season, 15 games, two goals, three assists -- but even here the numbers will cover only a small portion of Les COSTELLO's remarkable story.
He played but part of one year after having come up, a scrawny 158-pounder from South Porcupine, Ontario, to join the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 1948 Stanley Cup playoffs. Just turned 20, he would score two goals and two assists in only five playoff games to help the Leafs to the Stanley Cup as the best hockey team in the world.
He played with Teeder KENNEDY, Howie MEEKER and Syl APPS, and might have played for years had he not simply packed up his equipment in the spring of 1950 and left for the seminary, certain he would rather be a priest than a player, a young man in search of quite different glory.
Some said he could have been a great one.
Yesterday, when Les COSTELLO died in Toronto -- having been in a coma since falling on the ice a week earlier in a charity hockey game -- they said he had indeed become a great one.
I will not pretend to have known him well. My only acquaintance with him, oddly enough, was on the ice, though he last played in the National Hockey League the year I was born. But twice, once in 1983, and then again a few years ago, I was lucky enough to be on the ice opposite the Flying Fathers, the madcap, charming and yes, highly talented -- hockey team that Reverend Les COSTELLO helped put together in the early 1960s to raise money for charity.
In 1983 that cause was the Jocelyn Lovell Trust Fund. LOVELL, an Olympic cyclist, had been run off the road by a dump truck while training and would never race again. National Hockey League hall-of-famer Ken DRYDEN helped launch a campaign to raise money for the injured athlete and had combined a number of former hockey stars -- among them Gordie HOWE, Andy BATHGATE, Paul HENDERSON, Frank MAHOVLICH and Eddie SHACK -- with some oddball additions that included artist Ken DANBY, lacrosse legend Jack BIONDA, a certain sports media hack and, as coach, broadcaster Peter GZOWSKI.
Contrary to expectations, however, the old hockey greats were not the stars of the game. That belonged, almost exclusively, to Les COSTELLO and his madcap, slapstick hijinks. Perhaps you had to be there but, rest assured, the funniest person on the ice was not Mr. SHACK and the slickest not Mr. BATHGATE. Les COSTELLO might even have been more physical than Mr. HOWE. And just for the record, he did not take the Lord's name in vain during the game. He did, however, use just about every other method of swearing.
What was astonishing about that game was that Les COSTELLO had only recently learned to skate again. A few winters earlier he had become lost in the bush while hunting and lost all but two of his toes to frostbite.
No one remembers the score of that long-ago game, but all who were there remember the good-hearted Costello, his continual laughter, his bag of tricks -- and the cheque for $30,000 he and Ken DRYDEN turned over to Jocelyn LOVELL that night.
They talk about the importance of heart in hockey, but some of those who leave the game behind have even bigger hearts. Les COSTELLO returned to Northern Ontario, where he became a legend of a different sort in Schumacher, close by Timmins and his boyhood home of South Porcupine. He kept up his connections to hockey through younger brother Murray, who played several years in the National Hockey League and later served as president of the Canadian Hockey Association, and also with his Flying Fathers, who became to hockey what the Harlem Globetrotters have always been to basketball.
He was renowned as a priest for his terrible jokes, and insisted on leading off his weekly sermons with one -- at times being less than discretionary in his choice of opener. But if he was unpredictable in behaviour, he was totally predictable in reaction: If anyone needed help, he would be there for them. He set up a mission and gave out food and furniture to those in need. The rectory door at St. Alphonsus was never locked. There was always room at the inn, no matter what a person's faith or lack of faith.
"My philosophy is simple," he once said. "Bring happiness and joy into the lives of everyone you meet.
"Not a bad philosophy, I figure."
Not bad at all.
And, oh yes, one more statistic just to round things out.
Amount raised for charity: $4-million.

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McGREGOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-23 published
Crash on 401 kills Scarborough man
Jennifer McGREGOR Toronto Star Staff Reporter
An 18-year-old Scarborough man is dead after a crash early yesterday on Highway 401 west of Courtice Rd.
At about 3 a.m., emergency crews rushed to the area near the Oshawa/Clarington border after reports of a collision between Honda westbound in the eastbound lanes, and two eastbound cars.
After the collision the driver of the Honda civic, Chandrabose NIRMALAN, exited the vehicle and was struck by another eastbound car.
He was rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he died three hours later.
Another man was treated in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
An investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to call police at 905 668 3388.

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McGREGOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-23 published
MULHOLLAND, Norman John -- On Thursday, November 21, 2002, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Norman MULHOLLAND, beloved husband of the late Verna McGREGOR- MULHOLLAND (1998.) Dear step-father of Douglas McGREGOR (Pat), Waterdown, Bob McGREGOR (Helen), Toronto, John McGREGOR (Sandra,) Edmonton, and Tom McGREGOR (Kathy,) Niagara Falls. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Norm is survived by his brother William, his nephews and niece, all in Northern Ireland. Resting at the Funeral Chapel of Hetherington & Deans, 5176 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls (905-354-5614), for Service in the Chapel on Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Entombment at Stamford Green Heritage Columbarium. As an expression of sympathy, in memoriam contributions to either the Canadian Cancer Society or Trillium Unit of Greater Niagara General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday or one hour prior to the service time Sunday.

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