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ORR o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-04-16 published
Lillian Milinda VINEY
In loving memory of Lillian Milinda VINEY, who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Friday, April 11, 2003 at the age of 82 years.
Beloved wife of Charles VINEY. Dear mother of Shirley VINEY of Little Current, George VINEY of Manitowaning, Sandra and husband Bruce POPE of Manitowaning, Lyla VINEY of Orillia. Loved grandmother of Stephanie and Mark MacDONALD (fiancée Holly,) Andrew and Katherine POPE, Kimberley, Laura and Marianne MENARD. Special great grandmother of Jonathan and Jessica ORR, Justin, Destanie (BAILEY) and Liliana MacDONALD. Remembered by brother and sisters Violet HUBBARD- McALLISTER (predeceased,) Harry JAGGARD (wife Gladys predeceased,) Bessie LOCKYER (husband James predeceased,) Florence LENSON (husband Walter predeceased,) Madeleine CHARLTON (husband John predeceased), predeceased by sisters Beulah and Iris and parents Guy and Evalena JAGGARD. Sister-in-law of Harry VINEY, Ruth McCULLIGH (predeceased,) Lauretta McGILLIS (predeceased,) Grace HUNTER (predeceased,) Joyce and husband Howard HOLMES, Glenn and wife Margaret VINEY, predeceased by Joe, Bob and Edith. Will be missed by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation was held Sunday, April 13, 2003. Funeral service was held Monday, April 14, 2003. Both at Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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ORR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-05 published
ORR, Edith Hilda
On Sunday, March 2, 2003, at St. Catharines General Hospital, Edith ORR, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Dr. William J. ORR for 58 years. Daughter of the late Archbishop and Mrs. George Frederick KINGSTON, former Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Loving mother of James (Sally), William (Manon), Donald and Robert (Judith), loving grandmother of James, Sarah, Kate, Heather, Graham, David and Anne. Born in Nova Scotia, graduate of Bishop Strachan School and Trinity College, University of Toronto. Will be remembered for her active contribution to the Niagara community. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive Friends at George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 83 Church Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 3C7, on Thursday at 2 p.m. If desired, family would appreciate donations to Dr. William J. Orr Fund of the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre, 567 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2T 4C2 or St. George's Anglican Church.

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ORR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-23 published
Hockey coach who changed the game
'Captain Video' introduced new teaching tools in more than 25 years with the National Hockey League
By William HOUSTON Monday, June 23, 2003 - Page R5
The morning after Roger NEILSON was fired from his first of seven head coaching jobs in the National Hockey League, he returned to his office at Maple Leaf Gardens.
He viewed and edited the videotape of the Toronto Maple Leafs' loss to the Montreal Canadiens the night before. When a replacement didn't show up, he put the Leafs through a practice. Later, he was asked by a reporter why he was still hanging around.
"Somebody had to run the practice," he said. "Whoever comes in will have to look at the tapes."
The next day, Mr. NEILSON was reinstated when the club could not find a replacement, but Maple Leafs owner Harold BALLARD, always looking for publicity, wanted to make his return behind the bench a surprise. Mr. BALLARD tried to talk him into wearing a ski mask or bag over his head, and then dramatically throwing it off at the start of the game. Numbed by the three-day ordeal of not knowing his status in the organization, Mr. NEILSON almost agreed, but ultimately declined.
"He hated that story," said Jim GREGORY, who hired Mr. NEILSON to coach the Leafs in 1977 and was fired along with the coach at the end of the 1978-79 season. "I hated that story."
The incident reflected poorly on Mr. BALLARD, but in a smaller way it helped create the image of Mr. NEILSON we have today, that of a coach who put the team ahead of his ego, who was loyal to his players and dedicated to his job.
Mr. NEILSON, who died Saturday after a long battle with cancer, will be remembered not just as a man who loved hockey, but also as a skilled strategist and innovator. He stressed defensive play and systems, and also physical fitness. In Toronto, he was given the nickname "Captain Video," because he was among the first to use videotape to instruct his players and prepare for games.
When Mr. NEILSON, a soft-spoken man famous for his dry sense of humour, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year, he was asked about the late, controversial Leafs owner.
"I'm sure he's looking up rather than down," he said, with a smile, before saying Mr. BALLARD did some "good things for hockey."
Mr. NEILSON was also named to the Order of Canada in January.
Roger Paul NEILSON was born in Toronto on June 16, 1934, and went as far as Junior B hockey as a player. While earning a degree at McMaster University in Hamilton, he started coaching kids baseball and hockey.
After graduating, he taught high school in Toronto and his passion by then was coaching. In hockey, he won Toronto and provincial titles at different levels. In 10 years, his Metro Toronto midget baseball teams won nine championships, once defeating a team that included pitcher Ken DRYDEN, who would later become a Hall of Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens.
Mr. NEILSON scouted for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League before moving to Peterborough in 1966 to coach the team. During his 10 years behind the bench, the Petes never finished below third place and won the league championship once.
By the time Mr. NEILSON moved to the National Hockey League to coach the Leafs in 1977, his reputation for creativity and also mischief was firmly established. In baseball, he used, at least once, a routine involving a peeled apple, in which the catcher threw what appeared to be the ball wildly over the third baseman, prompting the runner to race home. As the apple lay in the outfield, the catcher met the runner at home plate with the real baseball in his glove.
Always looking for a loophole in the rules, Mr. NEILSON's ploys instigated rule changes in hockey. On penalty shots against his team, he used Ron STACKHOUSE, a big defenceman, instead of a goalie. Mr. STACKHOUSE would charge out of the net and cause the shooter to flub his shot. The rule was subsequently changed to require the goalie to stay in his crease.
Over an National Hockey League career that lasted more than 25 years, Mr. NEILSON holds the record for most teams coached (seven.) He also held four assistant coaching positions. But he never won the Stanley Cup. He didn't coach great teams. He seemed to enjoy the challenge of taking an average group of players, making them into a solid, defensive unit, and seeing them succeed.
In his first year with the Leafs, he moulded a previously undisciplined group of players into a strong unit that upset the New York Islanders in the 1978 playoffs.
In 1982, Mr. NEILSON's playoff success with the Vancouver Canucks underscored his skill as a tactician and manipulator.
When Canuck head coach Harry NEALE was suspended late in the season, Mr. NEILSON, his assistant, took over. The Canucks weren't expected to advance past the first round of the playoffs. But backed by strong goaltending from Richard BRODEUR, they defeated the Calgary Flames and then the Los Angeles Kings to advance to the semi-finals against Chicago.
The Canucks won the first game, but with Chicago leading 4-1 late in the second game, Mr. NEILSON, unhappy with the officiating, waved a white towel from the bench, as if to surrender to the referee. He was fined for the demonstration, but the white towel became a symbol of home-fan solidarity. In the Stanley Cup final, the Canucks were swept by the powerhouse Islanders.
In addition to Toronto and Vancouver, Mr. NEILSON's journey through the National Hockey League consisted of head coaching jobs with the Buffalo Sabres, the Kings, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers. He worked as a co-coach in Chicago, and as an assistant coach with the Sabres, St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators.
Ottawa, where he was hired in 2000, was his final destination. In the 2001-02 season, head coach Jacques MARTIN stepped down for the final two games of the regular season to allow Mr. NEILSON to coach his 1,000th regular-season game.
Frank ORR, who covered hockey for The Toronto Star for more than 30 years, said, in 2002, "Roger is one of the few people I've met in any line of work who never had a bad word to say about anybody."

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ORR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-09-30 published
ORR, Rosemary Margaret (STINSON) 75 of Fonthill, Ontario died September 27, 2003 at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband James Campbell ORR and by her children; Catherine E. ORR of Beamsville, James C. ORR and his wife Diane of Toronto, Susan Orr LYNCH of Salem, Massachusetts, Nancy J. THOMAS and her husband Philip of Fonthill. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Jane Orr CRONIN. She also leaves grandchildren; Carlton CRONIN, Katlyn PECK, Lesley ORR, Michael ORR, Elizabeth THOMAS, and Cameron LYNCH; and a sister Jane WHITE/WHYTE of Peterborough. Cremation has taken place. A burial service will be held at St. Andrews Anglican Churchyard in Grimsby at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2003.

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ORR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-30 published
WINTERMEYER, Elizabeth ''Betty'' (formerly GREENE, née LANG)
Peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Betty died on Monday, December 29, 2003. She was 87.
Dear sister of Kelly NASH of London, Sandra ORR of Waterloo and Peggy O'BRIEN of Peterborough. She will also be remembered by members of the WINTERMEYER family, brother-in-law Bryson ''Spike'' KEARNS of Kitchener and her very special nieces, nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Robert L. GREENE and John J. WINTERMEYER, parents Angela (KELLY) and Reinhold LANG and sisters Ann KEARNS and Patsy BEAN.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Betty with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2004. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral mass at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Waterloo, at 10: 30 a.m., Saturday, with Rev. Robert LIDDY, C.R. as celebrant. The parish prayer will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening at 8: 45 p.m. Following cremation, interment will take place in the WINTERMEYER family plot in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

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