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SCHENK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2004-04-21 published
VAUGHAN, John Franklin
(World War 2 Veteran) Passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Tuesday, April 19th, 2005. John Franklin VAUGHAN, of Rockwood Terrace, Durham, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late former Irene ATKINSON. Loving father of Susan PATTERSON of Hanover, Lynda and her husband Richard REGER of Durham, Janet and her husband Paul WILLIAMSON of Elmira, David and his wife Burdette of Waterloo, Mark of Chesley, and Allan and his wife Tammy of Durham. Fondly remembered by his 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Alfred (Dorothy), Vera (Gavin RAY,) Shirley (Murray MacDONALD,) Ruth (Ron SCHENK,) Alex (Marie;) brother-in-law of Marjorie VAUGHAN. Predeceased by his grandchildren Alex and Laura VAUGHAN; his brother Clarence; his sister Eva REAY; and his brother-in-law Clayton REAY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home on Sunday, May 1st from 1: 00 to 4:00 p.m. for a memorial visitation. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 308 will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday, May 1st at 12: 45 p.m. A Celebration of Life for John VAUGHAN will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 2nd at 1: 00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains at Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Nieman Pick Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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SCHENK o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2004-01-07 published
Hannah BLACK
In loving memory of Hannah BLACK of Hanover who passed away at Hanover Care Centre, on Sunday, December 21, 2003. She was 92.
Hannah was born in Bidwell, Manitoulin Island in 1911 to the late Eli and Margaret (LOCKYER) CHATWELL. She was a long time resident of the farming community north of Neustadt.
Survived by sons and daughters-in-law Dr. Hugh BLACK and Shirley (SCHENK) of Sparta, New Jersey and Dr. Bill BLACK and Sharon (Thompson) of Drayton, her grandchildren Kathy and Ken READ, Krista Black, Bill and Sonya BLACK, Hugh and Ian BLACK and her great grandchild Victoria READ.
Predeceased by husband Hugh Elmer BLACK. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Essie and Bob STEEN, Emma and Charles WHITE/WHYTE, Will and Jennie CHATWELL, Hattie CHATWELL, Lyle and Pearl CHATWELL, Mary and Bob McMULLEN, Lydia and Cliff ROWE, Eva and Coye WILKIN, Margaret and Jack REED, Bessie and Fred SMITH.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 until the time of the funeral service. Rev. Douglas KAUFMAN officiated. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound.

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SCHEPEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2004-12-27 published
VAN SCHEPEN, Martha (née ZYLSTRA)
At the Georgian Heights, in Owen Sound, on Friday, December 24th, 2004, in her 96th year. Martha VAN SCHEPEN (née ZYLSTRA,) the beloved wife of the late Hendrik Koop VAN SCHEPEN. The loving mother of Christina VAN SCHEPEN, Stein (Mrs. Kees JONKER), Swany (Geert TER STEEGE), Anna (Mrs. Harry HEYNS), Don VAN SCHEPEN, Hugh VAN SCHEPEN and his wife, Tena, Henry VAN SCHEPEN and his wife, Evelyn, Bob VAN SCHEPEN and his wife, Joanne, John VAN SCHEPEN and his wife, Willy. The loving grandmother of twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Tuesday, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be conducted at the Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Timothy Christian School would be appreciated by the family.
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SCHMITZ o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2004-02-18 published
George RUTKOWSKI
In loving memory of George RUTKOWSKI who passed away suddenly at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Tuesday, February 10, 2004.
George was a former resident of Sudbury, retiring on the Island in
1987. He worked for Creighton Mine for 33 1/2 years, from 1951 to 1985. Beloved husband of Sonja (née SCHMITZ) of Manitowaning. They were married for 48 years. Loved father of Ed RUTKOWSKI (Lillian SCHREADER) of Brampton and Sue RUTKOWSKI of Sudbury. He will be missed by grandchildren: David, Sarah and Craig. Remembered by brothers-in-law Winfred, Tony, Togo and Edgar BOCZEK. The visitation took place Thursday, February 12th and a funeral service was held Friday, February 13, 2004 all at the Island Funeral Home. The burial will take place at Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring.

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SCHREADER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2004-02-18 published
George RUTKOWSKI
In loving memory of George RUTKOWSKI who passed away suddenly at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Tuesday, February 10, 2004.
George was a former resident of Sudbury, retiring on the Island in
1987. He worked for Creighton Mine for 33 1/2 years, from 1951 to 1985. Beloved husband of Sonja (née SCHMITZ) of Manitowaning. They were married for 48 years. Loved father of Ed RUTKOWSKI (Lillian SCHREADER) of Brampton and Sue RUTKOWSKI of Sudbury. He will be missed by grandchildren: David, Sarah and Craig. Remembered by brothers-in-law Winfred, Tony, Togo and Edgar BOCZEK. The visitation took place Thursday, February 12th and a funeral service was held Friday, February 13, 2004 all at the Island Funeral Home. The burial will take place at Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring.

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SCHROETER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2004-03-20 published
Alexander Gardner WATSON
'Everyone said we'd never win'
How an Royal Canadian Air Force medical officer took a sad-sack squad of airmen and built a team that brought home Olympic hockey gold
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail Saturday, March 20, 2004 - Page F11
Victoria -- He was a hockey enthusiast who turned a makeshift team into world beaters. In 1947, Sandy WATSON was a Royal Canadian Air Force medical officer with an amateur's passion for hockey, but within a year he had put together a squad of airmen that overcame great odds to win an Olympic gold medal.
Dr. WATSON's part in the story of how the Royal Canadian Air Force triumphed at the Olympics began with the announcement that Canadian hockey officials had decided to skip the 1948 Winter Games. The news so upset the doctor, who died late last year at his home in Ottawa, that he vowed to create a team from scratch. "When I read the headline saying we -- this great hockey nation would not be sending a team, I was offended," he said. "And I thought maybe I could do something about it."
The International Olympic Committee had adopted tough new rules defining an amateur athlete. The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association felt the new standard eliminated most senior players from the competition.
With the entry deadline just 48 hours away, Dr. WATSON decided on what he would later describe as a whim to build a team from among fellow Royal Canadian Air Force members. The squadron leader won approval from hockey officials and superior officers in two frantic days of lobbying. Canada would take part in the Olympic tournament after all. Now all he needed were some players.
The Royal Canadian Air Force's postwar enrolment of 16,000 promised a wealth of hidden hockey talent. Dr. WATSON had managed a series of exhibition hockey games in England in the months following the defeat of Germany, pitting the air force against the army. The games featured such National Hockey League players as left-winger Roy CONACHER, a sniper for Royal Canadian Air Force teams during the war. Such professionals were ineligible for the Olympic team, of course, so Dr. WATSON knew the calibre of players would not be very high.
About 200 airmen were dispatched to Ottawa for a training camp in October, 1947. The volunteers were mostly a sad-sack lot, a shock for Dr. WATSON and coach Frank BOUCHER, an Royal Canadian Air Force sergeant. Some could barely skate.
The team made its public debut in an exhibition game played at the Auditorium in Ottawa on December 14, 1947. The opponents were McGill University's varsity team, deliberately chosen to offer minimal resistance. The air-force brass was in attendance, as were senior hockey officials and the governor-general, Earl Alexander of Tunis. To Dr. WATSON's horror, the McGill Redmen scored an easy 7-0 victory.
The newspapers were highly critical of the Olympic team. An all-Royal Canadian Air Force team seemed a folly. Senior officers in the air force could not have been happy about such a poor squad wearing the Royal Canadian Air Force roundel on their sweaters. They were likely to be embarrassed on the world stage.
Reinforcements were needed, so Dr. WATSON went hunting.
"We just put the thing together overnight, almost," he told the Medical Post in 1988. "Our guys had played together as a team for something less than three weeks before we left. The goaltender I never even met until we reached Europe."
Dr. WATSON's first move was to scout an Ottawa Senior League game. The New Edinburgh Burghs beat the Hull Volants 6-2, with five goals produced by a forward line of Reg SCHROETER, Ab RENAUD and Ted HIBBERD. Dr. WATSON invited the trio to join his squad, also taking former flying officer Frank DUNSTER and Pete LEICHNITZ.
Other players parachuted onto the team were defenceman Andre LAPPERIERE, a student at the University of Montreal; forwards George MARA and Wally HALDER from Toronto; and, goaltender Dick BALL, also from Toronto.
The recruits joined Louis LECOMPTE, Pat GUZZO, Irving TAILOR/TAYLOR, Andy GILPIN, Roy FORBES, Ross KING, Orval (Red) GRAVELLE and Hubert BROOKS on a team called the Royal Canadian Air Force Flyers, but whose military experience varied. While HIBBERD and LEICHNITZ were civilians sworn into the Royal Canadian Air Force with the rank of aircraftsman 1, Mr. BROOKS, a flying officer, had been a prisoner of war who escaped three times before joining Polish partisans. He was awarded the Military Cross.
With the team preparing to embark for Europe, Dr. WATSON faced another crisis. Mr. BALL, slated to be the starting goalie, failed his physical with a lung infection. Facing another 48-hour deadline, Dr. WATSON awoke Toronto bus driver Murray DOWEY with a telephone call at his home at 1 a.m. The practice goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs was willing to play, but would need a leave of absence from his job. Dr. WATSON convinced his boss, Allan LAMPORT, a future mayor of Toronto, in a phone call at 1: 30 a.m.
Mr. DOWEY was called back at 2 a.m. and told to report at Downsview airport at 6 a.m. to catch an Royal Canadian Air Force plane to Ottawa. The airport was fogged in that morning, so a sleepy Mr. DOWEY caught a train to the capital.
His appearance did not immediately impress the team manager.
"Around noon a skinny, bedraggled kid, looking like something dragged through a knot hole, arrived at my office," Dr. WATSON once told the Ottawa Citizen. "We swore him in the Royal Canadian Air Force, got him kitted up with a uniform and he looked even worse."
The Canadians were given poor reviews by the European press. A tie and a one-goal victory over lightly regarded English teams did not auger well for the Flyers.
The round-robin Olympic tournament was held in an outdoor rink at St. Moritz, Switzerland. In the opening game, Sweden scored against Mr. DOWEY after just two minutes and 35 seconds of play. But the Canadian goalie would be the team's star and a crowd favourite with his innovative use of a catching glove. Canada beat Sweden 3-1, before rolling over Britain (3-0), Poland (15-0), Italy (21-1) and the United States (12-3).
A scoreless tie with Czechoslovakia was followed by a 12-0 drubbing of Austria. The gold-medal game was played against the Swiss hosts on February 8. Dodging snowballs thrown by local partisans, the Flyers won 3-0 to claim an unlikely gold medal and a place in Olympic lore. Canada finished with seven wins and one tie. Mr. DOWEY allowed just five goals in eight games for a miserly 0.62 average.
Two days later, Mr. BROOKS married his Danish sweetheart, Birthe GRONTVED, in a ceremony at a small church in St. Moritz. Barbara Ann SCOTT, the Canadian figure skater who also became an Olympic champion at those same Games, was the maid of honour and Dr. WATSON was best man.
The Flyers barnstormed Czechoslovakia, France, Belgium, Sweden, England and Scotland while overseas. They completed the European tour, including the Olympic matches, with a record of 31 wins, five losses, six ties.
"Nothing in my life gave me the same thrill (as) organizing that trip and then actually winning it," Dr. WATSON said.
While something told him that Canada had a chance, few at home believed it when the team set out.
"Everyone said we'd never win," he told the Medical Post. The headline in the Ottawa Citizen the day they left summed up the opinion of the sporting press: "The Flyers, like the Arabs, are folding their tents and silently stealing away."
Alexander Gardner WATSON was born on March 28, 1918, at Cellardyke, a fishing village on the north shore of Scotland's Firth of Forth. As captain of a minesweeper, his father had trawled for mines during the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. Long months spent fishing the dangerous waters of the North Sea seemed unsuitable for the father of a young family, so the WATSONs moved to the Ontario fishing village of Port Dover on Lake Erie when Sandy was a toddler.
A brilliant student, he spent a year studying at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, before completing a medical degree at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He won a scholarship to Cambridge, where he earned a bachelor of surgery. He later studied at Harvard and Columbia Universities in the United States.
An Royal Canadian Air Force wing commander during the war, Dr. WATSON became in peacetime one of Canada's eminent ophthalmologists.
In 1967, he helped found the Sally Letson Foundation for post-graduate training. He served as the foundation's executive director for 25 years.
He was chairman of the department at the University of Ottawa medical school from 1968 to 1985. Dr. WATSON was the driving force behind the university's Eye Institute, which opened in 1992.
He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1988.
Among his patients were a Parliamentary Guide's worth of notables, from governor-general Jeanne SAUVÉ to New Democratic Party leader T.C. (Tommy) DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. He treated prime ministers John DIEFENBAKER, Lester PEARSON, Pierre TRUDEAU, Joe CLARK and Brian MULRONEY.
Dr. WATSON also became the eye specialist for the Montreal Canadiens, a legacy of his desperate plea for assistance while putting together the Royal Canadian Air Force team. The Canadiens contributed, while Conn SMYTHE of the Toronto Maple Leafs refused. (Major SMYTHE was army, of course.) One young prospect examined by Dr. WATSON was a gangly, teenaged goaltender who needed contact lenses. Dr. WATSON reported the goalie's vision was good, and Ken DRYDEN would lead the Canadiens to six Stanley Cups.
Dr. WATSON, who retired in 1997, died at home in Ottawa of prostate cancer on December 28. He leaves his wife, Patricia, sons John and Alexander, and five grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Faye McVEAN. He was predeceased by a sister and a brother, who drowned as a teenager.
His death came just 17 days after that of Mr. BOUCHER, the coach, who also died in Ottawa. They are survived by eight of 17 players.

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SCHUESSLER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2004-05-12 published
Manfred Adolf SEILER
In loving memory of Manfred Adolf SEILER who died at his home on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at the age of 69 years.
He was the former owner of Red Lodge. Dear husband of Mia. Loved father of Volker and wife Kathy of Sudbury, Debbie-Lynn of Kitchener. Special grandfather of Cara and Jenna. Sister Wilma (husband Oscar predeceased) HOLLER of Germany. Predeceased by brother Erick. Will be missed by aunt Manda SCHUESSLER. A memorial service was held May 8 2004 at Island Funeral Home.

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