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McKAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-06-11 published
Robert (Bob) H. TAILOR/TAYLOR
In loving memory of Robert (Bob) TAILOR/TAYLOR who passed away suddenly in Hamilton, Ontario on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at the age of 72 years.
Beloved husband of Mary. Dear, only brother of Mae MacKAN, Mindemoya. Bob and Mary previously operated Timberlane Lodge on Lake Manitou.

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McKAY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-08 published
Donald Gregor McGREGOR
In loving memory of Donald Gregor McGREGOR, December 17, 1931 to December 20, 2002.
Donald Gregor McGREGOR Senior of Whitefish River First Nation, Birch Island who passed on to the Spirit World on Friday, December 20, 2002 at the Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 71 years. Known for his gentle spirit and kind sense of humour, he enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, bingo and home projects. He worked for E. B. Eddy for 20 years before retiring in 1996. He also served several terms as Band Councillor on the Whitefish River Band Council and was President of St. Gabriel's Parish Council for many years. He was honoured as an Elder and Eagle Staff Carrier of Whitefish River First Nation. He was of the Eagle Clan and his Ojibway name he proudly carried was Ogimas, given to him by his father when he was a young lad. He played many years with the Sheguiandah Bears and was an avid supporter of minor hockey. Much beloved husband of 41 years and best friend of Mary Grace (nee MANITOWABI.) Loving and cherished father of Lucy Ann (husband Donald TRUDEAU) of Blind River, Patty (husband Leon LIGHTNING) of Hobbema, Alberta, Donald (wife Sandrah RECOLLET) and Kiki (husband Stephen PELLETIER) of Birch Island and Christopher WAHSQUONAIKEZHIK (wife Carol) of Sudbury. Proud and very loving grandfather of Donnelley, Kigen, Akeshia, Paskwawmotosis, Donald, Assinyawasis, Anthony, Kihiwawasis, Kianna Rae, Waasnode, Christina, Charles and Christopher. Survived by sisters Lillian McGREGOR of Toronto, Shirley McGREGOR of Birch Island and brother Peter McGREGOR of Nova Scotia and brother-in-law Roman BILASH. Also survived by brothers-in-law David (Linda), Ron (Nikki), Dominic (Brenda), and sisters-in-law Veronica (Andrew,) Rosie GAUVREAU (Gordon) and Medora(Don). Predeceased by parents Augustine and Victoria and in-laws David and Agatha MANITOWABI. Also predeceased by brothers Robert E. McGREGOR, Allan A. McGREGOR, and sister, Mary JACKO, Colleen FONT, Estelle CYWINK, Violet BONADIO and Olive McGREGOR and sister-in-law Shirley MANITOWABI McKAY. He was also a special uncle to 67 nieces and nephews.
Rested at the Whitefish River Community Centre. Funeral Mass was held at St. Gabriel's Lalamant Church, Birch Island on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 with Father Mike STROGRE officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.

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McKAY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-01-15 published
Moira "Molly" BLEA
At North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site, Saturday, January 12, 2003.
Moira DONOVAN beloved wife of James BLEA in her 76th year. Loving mother of Janet LABRECQUE (John) of Callander and David BLEA (Donna) of Keswick. Lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren, Jennifer CAMPEAU (Jean-Marc,) Joanne TAILOR/TAYLOR (Maxwell), Jeannie KENNEDY (Troy), Stephan, Sara, Adam, Issac, and Aaron BLEA and five great grandchildren, Jessica, Jenna, Molly, Meagan and Kyle. Dear sister of Richard DONOVAN (Marianne.) Dear aunt of Bridget MacKAY (David) and great aunt of Abigail, James and Darcy. Visitation at the McQuinty Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 15 from 1: 30 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted in the McQuinty Funeral Home Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. McQuinty Funeral Home, 591 Cassells St. North Bay, Ont. P1B 3Z8. 705-472-8520.

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McKAY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-08-27 published
Hannah Vivian McKAY
In loving memory of Hannah Vivian McKAY, September 6, 1932 to August 18, 2003. Vivian McKAY, a resident of Gore Bay passed away at the Manitoulin Lodge on Monday, August 18, 2003 at the age of 70 years.
She was born at Long Bay, daughter of the late Richard and Josephine (VANMEER) FOSTER. Vivian was very active and well known in the community, as a member of the United Church, United Church Women, Cancer Society, volunteered at the Lodge, and enjoyed curling, baking, cooking, lottery and scratch tickets, cribbage, feeding and watching birds and deer and her flower garden. She will be remembered for her love of people, visiting Friends and family, and in particular as a professional Nana.
Vivian was predeceased by her beloved husband Reginald. Loving and loved mother of Sandra and husband Rick RAYNER and Keith and his wife Judy McKAY. Proud and loving grandmother of Aaron, Stacy, Andrew, Nikki, Krystian (predeceased) and Jodi and soon expected great grandchild. Dear sister of Elaine McCAULEY, Fledda RYDER and Tom and Joe FOSTER. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 20. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Thursday, August 21 with Pastor Maxine McVEY officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home.

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McKAY o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2003-12-22 published
Harold MELTON
At the Woodstock General Hospital, after a brief illness, on Sunday, December 14, 2003, Harold MELTON of R. R. 1 Norwich, Ontario, in his 63rd year.
Loving husband of Lorraine. Dear father of Robin and husband Glenn DUNCANSON of Sheguiandah, Tim MELTON of Toronto.
Cherished grandfather of Grace and Owen DUNCANSON. Dear brother of Janet and husband Jack LEBOLD of Woodstock, Jean and husband Bill McKAY of Saint Thomas.
He will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Philip and Pearl MELTON. Harold was a staff sergeant of the Ontario Provincial Police, serving in Glencoe, Oak Ridges, Little Current and Pinery detachments and as an OPP special investigator until his retirement in 1996. He was commander of the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police detachments from 1983 to 1987. Funeral service to celebrate Harold's
life was held at the Arn-Lockie Funeral Home in Norwich on December 18.

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McKAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-01-10 published
The castle lights are growing dim
Canadian television icon made his mark as star of The Hilarious House of Frightenstein
By John McKAY Canadian Press Friday, January 10, 2003, Page R11
Billy VAN, the diminutive, manic comic actor who starred in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-Television's Nightcap in the 1960s and The Hilarious House of Frightenstein in the seventies, died Wednesday. He was 68.
Mr. VAN, who had been battling cancer for about a year and had a triple heart bypass in 1998, died at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital, said his former wife, Claudia CONVERSE.
While a familiar fixture on Canadian television for decades, he also worked in the United States on variety shows such as The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, The Ray Stevens Show and The Bobby Vinton Show.
Mr. VAN even gained fame for the Colt .45 beer commercials he made for 15 years and for which he won a Clio Award.
But he invariably returned to Toronto in shows like The Party Game, Bizarre with John Byner, The Hudson Brothers Razzle DAzzle Show and Bits and Bytes.
His wife, Susan, said that while he had opportunities in the U.S., Mr. VAN had no regrets about staying in Canada.
"He was quite happy when he came back," she said. "He had the taste of the life down there and [said] 'Okay, that's fine, I'd rather be at home.' "
Ms. CONVERSE agreed that Mr. VAN had been happy with his career and had worked non-stop until his heart bypass.
"I don't know of many Canadians that stay in Canada who get their full recognition," she said. "When he went to the States, definitely. But there isn't a star system in Canada so it's kind of difficult."
Mr. VAN -- then Billy VAN EVERA -- went into show business at the age of 12 and back in the 1950s, he and his four musically inclined brothers formed a singing group that toured Canada and Europe. Most also went on to adult careers in show business.
After his heart surgery, Mr. VAN was semi-retired but continued to do voiceover work for commercials and animated programs. His last major on-screen role was as Les the trainer in the television hockey movie Net Worth in 1995.
Mr. VAN and long-time colleagues Dave BROADFOOT and Jack DUFFY made appearances in recent years to support the fledgling Canadian Comedy Awards.
"I'm all for that enthusiasm," Mr. VAN said about the awards launch in 2000.
"Billy was one of my closest Friends," said Mr. DUFFY, who added that he called Mr. VAN several times a week after he became ill.
"We were sort of buddies under the skin. We got to know each other really well at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and then we worked on Party Game together for a number of years. He was a close friend and I will miss him very much."
Mr. DUFFY said a lot of doors opened for Mr. VAN when he did The Sonny and Cher Show,but he was happy to come home to his native Toronto, where he was born in 1934.
"He came back and we were glad to have him back."
Entertainer Dinah CHRISTIE, with whom Mr. VAN worked on The Party Game for a decade, called him a brave and glorious person.
"He would take on anything and was . . . a totally gracious guy," she said. "I'm just going to miss him like we all are going to miss him. He soldiered through this bloody cancer thing so wonderfully. I knew he was just trying to get through Christmas."
Ms. CHRISTIE said Mr. VAN had some hideous experiences in the U.S. He had seen a man shot to death next to him in a New York hotel, and had his Los Angeles home broken into twice.
"He never felt safe there. And he was such a Canadian that he always felt safe here."
Mr. VAN's picture is on the Canadian Comedy Wall of Fame at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast Centre in Toronto, along with those of Al WAXMAN, Wayne and Shuster and Don HARRON.
The Hilarious House of Frightenstein starred Vincent PRICE, with Mr. VAN as host and a variety of characters, including The Count, a vampire who preferred pizza to blood and who wore tennis shoes as well as a cape. The hour-long episodes were taped at Hamilton's CHCH-Television and are still seen in syndication around the world.
Nightcap was a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation satirical show that predated Saturday Night Live by a dozen years. Its cast included Al HAMEL and Guido BASSO and his orchestra.
Mr. VAN leaves his wife, Susan, and two daughters from previous marriages, Tracy and Robyn.
A private funeral will be held in Toronto on Monday.
Billy VAN, actor and entertainer; born in Toronto in 1934; died in Toronto on January 8, 2003.

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McKAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-31 published
BARR, The Honourable Mr. Justice John Roderick (Rod), Q.C., L.L.D.
Born in Toronto on September 9, 1921, died in St. Catharines, Ontario May 30, 2003. Devoted and loving husband to the late Rhoda Marshall BARR. Predeceased by infant daughter Jane. Dearly loved by his son Peter, daughter Elizabeth and their spouses, Sharon BRODERICK and Stephen PERRY. Adoring grandfather to John BARR and Nicholas, James and Christopher PERRY. Brother and great friend of his sisters, Margaret RHAMEY and the late Isabelle MARSH. As dear as a brother to sisters-in-law, Helen CAUGHEY and Nellie MARSHALL.
Rod was grateful for a full and happy life. He grew up in Hamilton, Ontario and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the outset of World War 2. Rod first served as a Flight Instructor in Trenton, Ontario, where he met his future wife Nursing Sister Rhoda MARSHALL. Obtaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant, he served in 426 Squadron as a pilot with Bomber Command at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire.
At the end of the war, Rod studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1948. At that time, he and Rhoda established their home in St. Catharines where he enjoyed many years practicing civil litigation and where as a trial lawyer he earned the respect of his colleagues. Rod served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Advocates Society. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario, Trial Division in 1983.
Rod received an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from Brock University. He was an active member of the St. Catharines Flying Club and proud member of the St. Catharines Rowing Club. He took up sculling at the age of 52 and participated in Masters Rowing in Canada and the United States.
He supported a large range of charities. No one less fortunate was ever turned away. Rod's insight and kindness was matched only by his wonderful, inimitable sense of humour. Above all, he loved and was loved by his family.
The family is deeply grateful to Dr. R. MacKETT, Dr. F. MacKAY, Dr. J. WRIGHT, Dr. FERNANDES and Dr. W. GOLDBERG, and to gentle caregivers Virgie PEREZ, Marylou and Risa.
''Pray for me, and I will for thee,
that we may merrily meet in heaven.''
The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday, June 1, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, June 2, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 51 Church Street, St. Catharines, on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. A service will also be held in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Amherst Island, on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 3 p.m. Interment to follow.
Donations may be made in Rod's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Knox Presbyterian Church.

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McKAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-05 published
JONES, Carolyn (( DUNCANnée) McKAY)
Born in Halbrite, Saskatchewan, December 5, 1908. Carol died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on June 24, 2003. She was predeceased by her first husband Lewis DUNCAN, Picton, Ontario., and her second husband William JONES of Merrickville, Ontario. Also predeceased by her brother Eric McKAY, her sisters, Doris ADAM/ADAMS, Marion SARKISSIAN and Elizabeth LEE, her niece Elinor BREWERTON and nephew Don McKAY. Carol is survived and will be sadly missed by her nephews Peter HEPPLEWHITE and Ted McKAY, her niece Shirley ATKINS and all of their families as well as many Friends throughout Canada, U.S. and Great Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's memory to a charity of their choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, North Vancouver, British Columbia 604-980-3451.

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McKAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-08-09 published
MacKAY, George Alexander
On July 30th, 2003, in Ottawa, in his 84th year, George Alexander (''Sandy'') MacKAY died peacefully, after a long illness. He is survived by Lillian, his loving wife of forty nine years, a son Phillippe and daughter-in-law Dominique (Paris), two granddaughters Isabelle and Ann, a grand_son Pierre, and another son Gregory, all of Ottawa; brother James and sister Teresa of Halifax; Catherine of Sydney, Mary of San Diego and Dorothy of Saint John's.
Born and educated in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Saint Mary's and Dalhousie Universities (Law), where he excelled in both athletic and scholastic pursuits, he went overseas in 1941 and became Captain of ''A'' Troop, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. As a Forward Observation Officer he was deeply involved in the Italian campaign and particularly in the Battle of Ortona where his regiment lost six out of nine Forward Observation Officer's. He also served as a Brigade Liaison Officer. After service as a Combines Investigation Officer, he practised law in Ottawa for many years and was appointed to the Pensions Review Board, in which capacity he retired. A private funeral has taken place. Interested persons should contact Philippe MacKAY, 1165 St. Therese Lane, Ottawa K1C 2A5.

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McKAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-13 published
Edward James HOUSTON
By Jim HOUSTON, Thursday, November 13, 2003 - Page A28
Lawyer, judge, war veteran, "sports nut," father, friend to many. Born September 15, 1918, in Arnprior, Ontario Died May 27 in Ottawa, of colon cancer, aged 84.
Ed HOUSTON accomplished much in his life: He was a bomb aimer in Lancaster bombers in the Second World War, a prominent lawyer and judge in Ottawa for almost 50 years, and the National Hockey League's first arbitrator. But it was his family and Friends, not his accomplishments, which mattered most to him. Speaking at Ed's funeral in Ottawa on a sunny Friday in late May, the Honourable Patrick GALLIGAN (Ed's former law partner and long-time friend) said there are "legions of people" whose lives have been affected for the better by Ed HOUSTON.
Ed was a product of his generation -- the people that came of age in the "dirty thirties," served their country in wartime, and then made their contributions (and let off some steam) as civilians in a more prosperous post-war Canada. Born and raised in modest circumstances in the Ottawa Valley town of Arnprior, Ed left home in the Depression to find work. He ended up working in a drug store in Schumacher, Ontario, near Timmins. There he met a Torontonian, Joe GREENE, who was to become his best friend and my godfather. Like thousands of other young Canadians, Ed volunteered for military service in the Second World War. His air force days changed his life. In January, 1944, he was shot down over Berlin, with five of seven aboard perishing, and became a prisoner of war for 15 months (he escaped in April, 1945). The veteran's benefits he earned through his wartime service gave him the opportunity to attend the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, which opened the door to a successful career and countless Friendships in the legal fraternity. While at university, Ed met and married Mary McKAY of Galt, Ontario, and the first of their two sons, Bill, was born. In 1950 they moved to Ottawa where Ed began his legal career as an assistant Crown attorney. Later -- as a lawyer in private practice and then as a judge -- Ed became known for helping younger lawyers learn the ropes.
Ed was, by his own admission, a "sports nut." As a participant, golf was his passion -- and on the course he was known as Steady Eddie for his straight drives and sure putting. As a spectator, he was an avid fan of almost every sport. Even in the final days of his life, when you handed him a newspaper -- another benign addiction of his -- he would still dive for the sports section, and be lost in it for hours. On the day before his death, he rejoiced in the Blue Jays having just swept the Yankees in a four-game series.
As a judge, Ed had to make lots of tough decisions. However, the decisions that got him the most publicity took place outside the courtroom, in his capacity as arbitrator for the National Hockey League. In 1991, Brendan SHANAHAN became a free agent and jumped from the New Jersey Devils to the St. Louis Blues. Under the free-agency compensation regime then in effect, Ed had to decide which player the Blues would have to give to the Devils as compensation for signing SHANAHAN. When Ed chose defenseman Scott STEVENS (who captained the Devils to the Stanley Cup earlier this year), his decision was greeted with a storm of media criticism. But Ed never second-guessed himself, and moved on.
In a letter Ed received a couple of years ago, another friend of his, the late Ray HNATYSHYN, former Governor-General of Canada, summed up how he will be remembered by family, Friends and acquaintances alike: "Ed, you have served your community, province and country with great distinction, and I am privileged to call you my friend." My sentiments exactly.
Jim HOUSTON is Ed's son.

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McKAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-12 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Irene Florence Patricia (née PORTER)
Peacefully, at Toronto East General Hospital, on Wednesday, December 10, 2003, after a 9-month struggle with heart and stroke problems, our dear Irene passed away to be reunited in the next with her beloved husband, John. Remarkably, she died exactly 97 years after her birth on December 10, 1906 in the town of Trillich, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the last of 12 children of William and Maria PORTER. Very much loved and loving wife of the late Dr. John STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and mother of Dr. Donald (Peggy) and Dr. Barclay (Suzanne) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Devoted Granny of Ian (Heather,) Paul, Don, Brenda, Sandra (Dave BUTLER), Jill (Wally MacKAY) and Great-Granny of Nicholas and Jamie. Cherished sister of Mina, Bill, Vida, Paul, Daisy, May, Helen, Jack and Hattie. The family will receive Friends at the Saint John's Anglican Church York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Drive, one hour prior to the service which will be held on Tuesday, December 16th at 2 o'clock. Interment in the churchyard followed by a reception at the church. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Pilot Place Society (416-368-5823), the Schizophrenia Society of Canada (905-415-2007), the British Columbia Transplant Society (604-877-2240), or the charity of your choice.

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McKAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-18 published
Party leaders pay tribute
Tories fondly remember Stanfield as best prime minister Canada never had
By Kim LUNMAN and Drew FAGAN, Thursday, December 18, 2003 - Page A10
Ottawa -- Robert Lorne STANFIELD, the former leader of the federal Progressive Conservatives, was remembered yesterday as a Canadian icon.
Political tributes were made across the country for Mr. STANFIELD, who died Tuesday at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa. He was 89.
He had been in poor health for several years after a stroke. A private funeral will be held in Ottawa tomorrow and a family burial in Halifax.
Mr. STANFIELD led the federal Progressive Conservatives from 1967 to 1976 against Pierre TRUDEAU and was known within the party as the greatest prime minister Canada never had. In later years, he was regarded as the conscience of the Conservatives, representing their progressive side on social issues.
"Today we mourn the passing of one of the most distinguished and committed Canadians of the past half-century," said Prime Minister Paul MARTIN. "I, like other Canadians, fondly remember Mr. STANFIELD's great warmth, humility and compassionate nature, but also his intellect and humour."
Progressive Conservative Leader Peter MacKAY said Mr. STANFIELD will be remembered as an icon.
"It's a very sad and poignant day. He had a larger-than-life persona and I think he can be accurately described as an icon in Conservative politics and Canadian politics," Mr. MacKAY said.
"Conservatives across the country, and indeed all Canadians, have lost a great leader and a great Canadian," Canadian Alliance Leader Stephen HARPER said.
In an interview yesterday, former prime minister Brian MULRONEY described Mr. STANFIELD as having brought the Progressive Conservative Party into the mainstream of modern Canadian life through his support for the Official Languages Act and his openness to ethnic minorities and diversity. Mr. MULRONEY said it was appropriate that Mr. STANFIELD had been receiving treatment at Montfort Hospital, the French-language facility in Ottawa, considering how hard he had worked as leader to make the Tories comfortable with bilingualism and how much effort he himself had made to learn French. "He was a strikingly impressive, quiet, thoughtful man, but who was very resolved and determined -- and with a generous view of Canada," Mr. MULRONEY said.
When Mr. MULRONEY was prime minister from 1984 to 1993, he would occasionally invite Mr. STANFIELD to 24 Sussex Dr. for lunch. Mr. MULRONEY revealed yesterday that, in the late 1980s, when Mr. STANFIELD was almost 75, he offered him the post of Canadian ambassador to the United Nations.
"He thought it was a great honour. He wrestled with it for a little while, but decided that, though he would love to do it, he thought it would be a bit much at that stage of his life," Mr. MULRONEY said.
"He brought compassion to politics," Nova Scotia's Premier John HAMM said yesterday.
"He brought a love of his country to his politics."
Flora MacDONALD, a former federal Tory cabinet minister, first worked with Mr. STANFIELD during the 1956 provincial campaign that made him Nova Scotia premier. "He set a very high standard for himself as a politician and expected others to do the same," she said yesterday. Mr. STANFIELD supported official bilingualism and abolition of the death penalty when his other caucus colleagues were strongly opposed, she said. "He didn't do things just because they were popular. He did things because he thought they were intrinsically right."
Governor-General Adrienne CLARKSON said Mr. STANFIELD "will be remembered for his integrity, his devotion to his country, his social conscience and especially for his wit and sense of humour."
Mr. STANFIELD was premier of Nova Scotia from 1956 to 1967. He was born in Truro into a family famous for its underwear business and became a lawyer before turning to politics, first provincially and later on the federal stage. But his awkward image contrasted sharply to that of the hip, telegenic Mr. TRUDEAU, costing the party every election it fought under his leadership. The 1972 election was Mr. STANFIELD's closest brush with federal power, when the Liberals narrowly defeated the Conservatives by 109 to 107 seats. Two years later, the Liberals regained their majority and Mr. STANFIELD announced his decision to step down. He remained as leader until Joe CLARK succeeded him in 1976.
After relinquishing his seat in the Commons in 1979, Mr. STANFIELD became Canada's special envoy to the Middle East and North Africa until 1980, and was chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation from 1987 to 1991.
He married three times. His first wife died in a car crash in 1954 and his second wife died of cancer in 1976. He married his third wife, Anne Henderson AUSTIN, in 1978. He had four children.

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McKAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-20 published
Ottawa bids STANFIELD goodbye
'He was a sage.... He was quite extraordinary,' Charest says at funeral
By Kim LUNMAN, Saturday, December 20, 2003 - Page A9
Ottawa -- Robert STANFIELD was fondly remembered yesterday as a sage statesman.
The former Nova Scotia premier and federal Progressive Conservative leader remained one of the country's most respected politicians even years after leaving the national arena, Tory Senator Lowell MURRAY told more than 100 mourners yesterday at Mr. STANFIELD's funeral in Ottawa.
"There has survived perhaps only the kernel of something, but its essence in the Canadian consciousness -- that once, uniquely, there was STANFIELD, leader of a major party, a man of such civility, such humanity, such integrity, who adorned our national life," Mr. MURRAY said
Mr. STANFIELD, who suffered a stroke several years ago, died Tuesday in Ottawa. He was 89.
At the private ceremony at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, he was remembered as a respected politician with a dry wit. He will be buried today in Halifax's Camp Hill cemetery.
Politicians of all stripes attended the service to pay tribute. Outside the church, Prime Minister Paul MARTIN told reporters his father and Mr. STANFIELD were "great Friends. My father had huge admiration for Mr. STANFIELD. And I actually shudder to think what the two of them are doing up there right now, the amount of discussions that are going on."
Mr. MARTIN said he remembered Mr. STANFIELD for his "great sense of decency, integrity, and his deep, deep love of country." Progressive Conservative Leader Peter MacKAY said Canada has lost "one of its greatest statesmen, a person who raised the standard of politics and public service.... He was very much substance over style."
"He was a sage," Quebec Liberal Premier Jean Charest, the former federal Tory leader, said. Mr. STANFIELD "looked at life with a bit of a smile, I think. He was quite extraordinary."
Governor-General Adrienne CLARKSON called Mr. STANFIELD remarkable, "a man of deep conviction, a man who was decent and fair and honest and very funny." Other political colleagues at the funeral included former Tory prime ministers Kim CAMPBELL and Joe CLARK and former Tory cabinet minister Flora MacDONALD.
Mr. STANFIELD married three times. His first wife died in a crash in 1954 and his second wife died of cancer in 1976. He married his third wife, Anne Henderson AUSTIN, in 1978. He had four children.
Even as the service was going on in Ottawa, hundreds of people filed into the Nova Scotia legislature in Halifax to sign a book of condolence next to a portrait of the former premier, who led the province for 11 years, from 1956 to 1967.
Mr. STANFIELD led the federal Progressive Conservatives from 1967 to 1976 against Pierre TRUDEAU and was known within the party as the greatest prime minister Canada never had.
In his later years, he was regarded as the Conservatives' conscience, representing the party's progressive side on social issues. He supported Mr. TRUDEAU's Official Languages Act despite a revolt by his fellow Tory members of parliament and also backed abolishing the death penalty.
He was born in Truro into a family famous for its underwear business and became a lawyer before turning to politics.
Bespectacled and known for his slow-speaking style, Mr. STANFIELD conveyed an awkward image that contrasted sharply with the youthful, charismatic Mr. Trudeau, costing the party every election it fought under his leadership.
But he came within two seats of office in the 1972 election when the Liberals defeated the Conservatives by 109 to 107 seats.
Two years later, the Liberals regained their majority and Mr. STANFIELD announced his decision to step down. He was succeeded by Mr. CLARK in 1976.

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McKAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-27 published
TENNANT, John Holmsted, Q.C.
Died peacefully on Wednesday, December 24, 2003, in Burlington, Ontario. A devoted father and grandfather he leaves behind daughters Peggy (WENGLE) and Barbara (and Malcolm MacKAY;) grandchildren Christopher, Sandy and Robert McLAREN, Heather (OUELLETTE;) Lisa and Malcolm MacKAY, and great-grandchildren Amelia, Skye and Natalie. He was predeceased by his wife Airdrie (BROWN) in 1977. Born September 10, 1915 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, he moved to Montreal, Quebec at age 14 and graduated from Université de Montréal with a law degree in 1940, winning the Bar of Montreal prize for commercial law. During the war, he served on corvettes with the R.C.N.V.R. 1941-1945. He worked for the legal department of the Industrial Development Bank and then for the law firm Howard, Cate, Ogilvy, Bishop, Cope, Porteous and Hansard. He retired in 1979 to Oakville, Ontario to be closer to his grandchildren. His family was the joy of his life and he will be sorely missed by them. A private service will be held. Calls and visits will be welcomed at the homes of his daughters. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to his favourite charities: The Salvation Army and Covenant House.

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