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EADIE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-22 published
Captain Lynn Gerald FREEMAN, 1930-2003
"We all must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor"
It is with sadness and regret that we announce the passing of our dad, Lynn Gerald FREEMAN, after a lengthy illness, on Saturday, January 11, 2003, with his family at his side, at the Hotel Dieu hospital in St. Catharines. Lynn was born in Tehkummah, the son of the late Mildred (RUSSELL) and Ernest FREEMAN.
Lynn is survived by: the mother of his children, Sandra FREEMAN and his kids, Jerry, Cindy, Mark, Angela and Kim, his grandchildren who he loved very much: Sandra, Christa, Natacha, Mark Jr. and Jake, his brothers and sisters: Earl (Effie,) Gelena HOPKIN, Lorraine EADIE (Ted), Marion CASE (Harold), Dick (Lois), Betty LAWSON, Margaret DIBONAVENTURA, Conrad (Judy), Myrna BEATON (Ken) and Brenda ROBINSON. Lynn was predeceased by his brother Larry.
Besides his family, Lynn's passion in life was sailing on the Great Lakes. He was at home on the water and took great pride in the ships he sailed for some 45 years. He will be remembered and missed by those who sailed with him during those years. Until Lynn became ill he was current with all traffic in the Welland Canal. At Lynn's request, cremation will take place with a private family service. A memorial service will take place on Manitoulin Island at a later date.

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EADIE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-22 published
EADIE
-In loving memory of a Husband, Dad, and Grandpa, Andrew L., who passed away January 25, 1993.
Never more than a thought away,
Quietly remembered every day,
No need for words except to say,
Loved and still missed, everyday.
-Always remembered by Heather, Susan, Larry, Lindsay, Ben and Lloyd.

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EADIE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-02-05 published
COLLINS
-In fond and loving memory of my grand_son
Brent COLLINS January 20, 1989
Jane DURDLE August 12, 1989
and John G. EADIE April 23, 1990.
Gone but not forgotten.
Dear loved ones:
I believe that God reaches out
in love to each and every one of us.
Heaven is invisible
But it waits nearby.
Almost as close
As a river is to its bank.
Our loved ones abide there in perfect peace
awaiting a reunion
at Journey's end.
look around your garden Lord
they won't be hard to find.
Their faces are so full of love
and hearts that are good and kind
tell them that we love them
and when they turn and smile
Place your arms around them Lord
and hold them for a while.
We talk about them often
I think about them still
they haven't been forgotten Lord
and they never, ever will.
-Forever loved and remembered by Grandma TAILOR/TAYLOR, Justin DURDLE and the rest of the members of the family
Doreen TAILOR/TAYLOR

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EADIE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-11 published
Margaret Ann (FREEMAN) DI_BONAVERNTURA
Peacefully at Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at the age of 67 years.
Margaret was born in Tehkummah to Ernest and Mildred FREEMAN (both predeceased). She moved to Toronto in 1955. She owned her own flower shop on Eglington Avenue in Toronto for several years. In 1973 she started working at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and retired from there in 2001. Margaret enjoyed traveling, shopping for bargains, good food and her family and Friends. Dear sister of Gelena (husband Morley predeceased) HOPKIN of Tehkummah, Earl and wife Effie FREEMAN of Little Current, Marion and husband Harold CASE of The Slash, Lorraine and husband Ted EADIE of Little Current, Dick and wife Lois FREEMAN of Goderich, Conrad and wife Judy FREEMAN of Merickville. Betty (husband Ed predeceased) LAWSON of Deseronto. Myrna and husband Ken BEATON of Toronto, Brenda (husband Randy predeceased) ROBINSON of Tehkummah. Predeceased by two brothers Larry and Lynn FREEMAN. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday June 14, 2003 at 3: 00 p.m. in the Mindemoya Catholic Church. Burial of ashes in Hilly Grove Cemetery.

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EADIE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-17 published
Deacon David Roland COLEMAN TRUDEAU
In loving memory of Deacon David Roland COLEMAN TRUDEAU at the age of 78 years Thirty years of sobriety. Died peacefully surrounded by his wife and family at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Wednesday evening December 10, 2003.
Beloved husband of Clara (FOX) TRUDEAU of Wikwemikong and first wife the late Tillie KUBUNT of Newberry, Michigan. Dear son of the late Dominic and Angeline (WASSEGIJIG) TRUDEAU of Wikwemikong. Dear step-father to Bill TUCKER, Sharon (husband Ray) Wynn and Bob TUCKER of Newberry, Michigan, Lindell MATHEWS of Wikwemikong, Annie KAY (friend Eric EADIE,) Mathew and Linda MATHEWS (predeceased.) Loving grandfather to Billy, Karen, Jimmy, Linda (friend Wayne), Ronald (friend Tracy), Maxwell, Lindsay, Michael, Darla and a few more from Newberry, Michigan (names unknown at time of printing). Predeceased by two grandchildren Linda Marie and Lucy Marie. One great granddaughter Deanna MATHEWS. Loving brother of Stella (Jim predeceased) PAVLOT of Sault, Michigan, Ursula (Bob) SCHUPP of Meza, Arizona, Elsie (John predeceased) BOWES of Shorter, Alabama. Predeceased by brothers and sisters and in-laws Tony (Margaret) TRUDEAU, Isadore (Marge) WEMIGWANS, Lena (Bova) GRENIER, and Francis (Nestor) KARMINSKI. Will be sadly missed by Godchildren Jonathon DEBASSIGE, Alison RECOLLET, Darcy SPANISH, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rested at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong on Monday, December 15, 2003 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Doug McCarthy s.j. officiating. Cremation at the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nations Crematorium. Lougheed Funeral Home.

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EADIE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-22 published
EADIE
-In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Barry Lynn, who left us suddenly December 28, 1971.
Forever missed,
Forever loved,
Forever in our hearts.
-Dearly loved and sadly missed by Mom and Dad and family.

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EADIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-05 published
EADIE, Laura ''Ruth'' (née CUNNINGHAM)
Died peacefully, on Thursday, July 3rd, 2003, at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga. Born January 19th, 1922. Predeceased by her first husband Lt. Eric SUTHERLAND, she then became the wonderful and devoted wife to her beloved husband ''Al'' (Allan W.) EADIE. Brilliant and loving mother of Sandra Jean STURDY and her husband Giles. Dearly loved grandmother ''Nan'' of Anna MacLEAN and her husband Malcolm, Catherine HACKNEY and Robert and Michael STURDY (all residing in England.) Much loved ''Greatnan'' of Oscar MacLEAN. Ruth was a woman hugely loved and respected by a multitude of wonderful Friends and a woman of many talents
porcelain painter, artist, calligrapher, golfer and long term Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire member. A Funeral Service will be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. in Etobicoke, on Tuesday, July 8th, 2003 at 2 o'clock. Private family interment. Floral tributes to Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel. Remembrances to Famous People Players, 33 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3T3.

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EADIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-13 published
EADIE, Lt. Colonel G. Fraser, DSO, CD of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
Died peacefully at home in Oakville on August 11, 2003. Fraser was born July 20, 1917 in Winnipeg. He worked with the Ford Motor Company in assignments across Canada and Abroad. He retired from Ford with 46 years of service having made many Friends and satisfied many customers. Fraser served overseas during World War 2 earning many decorations including: Distinguished Service Order, 39-45 Star, France and Gemany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Class, War Medal 39-45 and the American Silver Star. Fraser is predeceased by his wife Lu (Kathleen HALLILEY) and son David. He is survived by his wife Eileen, sons Jim and Rob, step daughter Kathy NICKLIN, nieces Jane and Charlotte, grandchildren Cayre, Steve, Diane, James, Sarah, Christopher, Brant NICKLIN, Lisa NICKLIN and great grandchildren Ryan, Reese and MacKenzie. Services will be held Friday August 15 at 2: 30 pm at St. Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville, Ontario with interment following at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. Family and Friends are invited back to a reception at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre (Holiday Inn, south east corner Bronte Rd and Queen Elizabeth Way Oakville) at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the M.S. Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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EADIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-15 published
Godfather of Canadian paratroops
'Superb combat leader' led a courageous allied rush to the Baltic in the closing days of Second World War
By John WARD, Ottawa
Fraser EADIE, a legendary soldier who commanded the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in the waning days of the Second World War and went on to be the godfather to generations of post-war paratroopers, has died at age 86.
During the war, Mr. EADIE fought through northern Europe and led his battalion to Wismar, on Germany's Baltic coast, as the fighting ended.
His men remembered him as a disciplinarian who would nod at unorthodox tactics that worked. In the postwar period, he was patron of Canada's paratroop association. He served as honorary colonel of the Canadian Airborne Regiment from 1989 until it was disbanded in disgrace in 1994 after the Somalia affair.
In 1993, at the age of 76, he marked the Airborne's 25th anniversary by making a parachute jump with the outfit.
"He was a natural leader, a superb combat leader," said Bob LOCKHART, a retired paratroop officer who knew Mr. EADIE well after the war.
Mr. EADIE began his military career as a militia soldier in the 1930s, serving as a private in both the Calgary Highlanders and the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.
After the war broke out, he left his job with the Ford Motor Co. for the army and went overseas as a lieutenant with the Rifles.
He was promoted to captain and then major, and took a parachute course before joining the fledgling parachute battalion. As a hockey player before the war, he was in top physical shape. He breezed through gruelling training which left many gasping by the wayside.
In March, 1944, the battalion took part in Operation Varsity, leapfrogging the Rhine River into Germany.
The jump zone was heavily defended and the battalion commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Jeff NICKLIN, was killed. One story says he died when he landed in a clump of trees directly above a German machine-gun nest, but Jan DEVRIES, who was a private at the time, doubts that.
"NICKLIN was actually probably dead before he came into the trees because he sailed right over a German machine-gun," Mr. DEVRIES said.
With the commander dead and the landing under heavy fire, the Canadians were in a crisis.
"Fraser immediately assumed command," said Mr. DEVRIES.
He rallied the men and despite heavy casualties -- 25 killed, about 50 wounded and 20 missing out of 475 -- he led them to seize their objectives.
The battalion jumped into Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, as part of a larger British unit. The Canadians fought in Normandy for weeks and helped break the German army in France.
Mr. DEVRIES said Mr. EADIE showed a sense of humour even in combat. He recalled an incident in Normandy when Mr. EADIE spotted a German tank and called for artillery support, telling the gunners he faced a Tiger tank, a formidable piece of armour. When a corporal pointed out that the tank was, in fact, a smaller though still potent Mark IV, Mr. EADIE smiled at him: "Don't spoil a good story."
Mr. EADIE was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, promoted to lieutenant-colonel and confirmed as battalion commander.
In the final weeks of the war, the battalion was paired with a British armoured unit, driving into northern Germany. The Canadians commandeered cars, trucks and other vehicles and outran the British, Mr. Lockhart said.
"They were moving so fast with their captured cars and such that the armoured battalion ran out of gas."
At one point, a British general arrived to inspect the regiment and was shocked to find some soldiers decked out in German parachute smocks, others sporting looted bowler hats.
Mr. EADIE was driving a big German staff car at the time and was hardly in a position to complain. He remembered later that the general was taken aback by the scorn for dress regulations.
He told Mr. EADIE: "I saw one fellow wearing what looked like a rugby sweater embossed with the words, Flin Flon."
Mr. EADIE said the general never did figure out what that meant and no one enlightened him.
Mr. DEVRIES said the Canadians, in company with the Royal Scots Greys, an armoured outfit, eventually ran into the Russians on the Baltic.
"Their orders were to go to Denmark," Mr. DEVRIES said. Mr. EADIE would have none of that and confronted the Russians, telling his men "Get ready lads."
"He told the Russian officer, 'you better have 10 men for my one.'"
The Russians backed down.
The official history of the Canadian Army notes: "Wismar, taken by Lt.-Col. EADIE's men and the Royal Scots Greys was in fact the most easterly point reached by any Commonwealth troops in this campaign and the first point where any Commonwealth troops serving in it made contact with the Russian ally.
"It is satisfactory that a Canadian battalion was there."
The battalion went home in September, 1945, and was disbanded. Mr. EADIE went back to Ford, where he spent 46 years in all.
Canadian Press

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