McPHERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-26 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Annie " Mildred" (ne MacPHERSON)
Of Elderslie Township, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton, on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 in her 85th year. Mildred LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, beloved wife of the late Roy LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Dear mother of Kenneth and his wife, Evelyn, of R.R.#3, Chesley. Special grandmother of Morrison and his wife, Kimberly, of Hanover and Willis, of R.R.#5, Lucknow. Great-grandmother of Meghan. Survived by her sisters-in-law, Illene HARVIE, of Hanover and Margaret MacPHERSON, of Toronto, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, James and Annie (GREAVES) MacPHERSON brothers, Ivan, Clifford, Austin, Harry and Morris and sisters, Viola FULLERTON and Elma THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley (formerly McFadden Funeral Home), on Friday, January 28th, 2005 from 12 noon until the time of the service at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Geneva Presbyterian Church Organ Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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McPHERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-06 published
KOEHLER, Edna May (GINGRICH) (1922-2005)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Monday afternoon April 4, 2005. The former Edna GINGERICH of Sauble Beach formerly of Waterloo in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Howard KOEHLER. Dear mother-in-law of Betty KOEHLER of R.R.#1, Allenford and Viola and her husband Wilf JACKSON of Sauble Beach. Lovingly remembered by her five grandchildren; Angela KOEHLER, Mike and his wife Natalie KOEHLER, Rob KOEHLER, Sheila and her husband Greg SKRIPKA and Tracy PLUEM, her three great-grandchildren Mitchell PLUEM, Taya and Anthony SKRIPKA. Dear sister of Abner GINGERICH and his wife Joyce of Sarnia, Nancy and her husband Ossian MacPHERSON of Listowel and Esther and her husband Douglas ARMSHAW of Hamilton. Predeceased by her three sons; Bill, Ken and Howie, her two great-grand_sons Justin and Alex, four brothers Henry, Mahon, Cleason and Aden GINGERICH and one sister Alice BARKEY. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 586 will hold a memorial service at the funeral home Wednesday evening at 7: 00 pm.
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McPHERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-16 published
SHEWFELT, Marjorie Louise (ne FERRIS)
Passed away peacefully in her 84th year, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Sunday, August 14th, 2005. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of sixty years, Burton L. SHEWFELT. Survived by three sons: Lynn and his wife, Carolyn, of Lucan, Wayne and his wife, Carol, of Tavistock and Blayne and his wife, Pat, of Point Clark. Loving grandmother of ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her sisters: Velma and her husband, Kenneth HENDRY, and Grace and her husband, Bruce MacPHERSON, all of Tiverton, and her sister-in-law, Janet SHEWFELT, of Kincardine. Predeceased by her parents, John and Abbie (SYMONS) FERRIS; her brother, Sherman, her brothers-in-law, Orville SHEWFELT and Bill HARRISON, as well as her sister-in-law, Velma HARRISON. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario, N2Z 1Z5 (519) 396-2701, on Tuesday, August 16th, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 17th, at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kincardine United Church or the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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McPHERSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-14 published
MANN, Ronald James
At Gateway Haven, Wiarton, on Sunday November 13th, 2005. Ron MANN of Wiarton and formerly of Southampton in his 83rd year. Ron was a Veteran of World War 2 being a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Hurricane Fighters and in his retirement loved to fish the Saugeen River. Husband of the Late Beaulah MANN. Dear brother of Lawrence and his wife Shirley of Bancroft, Jean MacPHERSON of Toronto and Shirley HOLDER of Pickering. Predeceased by his daughter, Evelyn STEPPACHER, his parents James and Emma MANN and by his brother Richard. At Ron's request there will be no visitation. Cremation. Friends and family will gather for a Memorial Service at a later date. Expressions of Remembrance to the Heart and Stoke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton (800) 858-9544. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-05 published
MASKELL, Phyllis G. (ne SMART)
Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, Phyllis G. (ne SMART) MASKELL in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Howard W. MASKELL (1996.) Dear mother of Corrine and Barney ADLEN of Vancouver Island, Verna and George FOURNIE of Woodstock, Barbara and Sam HARWOOD of North Bay and Deborah and Gordon HAGUE of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of 12 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. Dear sister of Anne MURRAY of Kitchener, Alfred and Jean SMART and sister-in-law Agnes SMART all of Woodstock. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 1 granddaughter, 1 great-grand_son, 1 great-granddaughter; brothers Bob, Fred, Jim, Glen and sister Muriel. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street, North, Woodstock on Wednesday, 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, January 6th, 2005 at 1: 30 pm with Reverend Glen MacPHERSON officiating. Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy 537-3611.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-24 published
MacPHERSON, Dolena
In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Dolena, who passed away January 24, 2004.
In our hearts your memory lingers on,
So tender, fond and true,
There is not a day, dear mother,
That we do not think of you,
There's nothing to compare to the wonderful meals we shared,
You are truly missed each and every day.
Your loving family, David and Ellen, Doug and Pat and your grandchildren Matthew and Shawn, and her overweight cat Sheba.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
MacPHERSON, William Archibald " Archie"
William Archibald (Archie) MacPHERSON, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin-General Hospital on Monday, February 7, 2005, in his 85th year following a lengthy illness. Archie will be sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy (Dot) (LEWIS) MacPHERSON his dearly loved children, Lynda and the late Wayne WOWK, Bill and Jean MacPHERSON, and Don and Diane MacPHERSON; his grandchildren, David and Twyla WOWK, Christopher WOWK, Karyn and Jeremy LINDSTROM, Kathy, Laura and Jim MacPHERSON, Heather and Bill TODD, and Beth MacPHERSON; and great-grandchildren, Riley, Owen, and Hannah WOWK. Archie was predeceased by his parents, Truman and Adeline (MARR) MacPHERSON, and his sister Jean TAIT/TAITE/TATE and her husband Don.
Born August 8th, 1920 Archie spent his early years in the Pond Mills area of London and lived most of his married life in North Yarmouth, operating Talbot Sand and Gravel for many years. During his lifetime, he was involved in various sports in the Pond Mills, Glanworth and Belmont communities. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where visitation will be held on Friday, February 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with the funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, February 12. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada or a charity of your choice will be gratefully accepted.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-28 published
WATSON, Lloyd Robert
A resident of Chatham, Lloyd Robert WATSON died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Born in Clinton Township, Ontario son of the late Alfred and Marnie Luella (MacPHERSON) WATSON. Beloved husband of Nelly (ROKEBRAND) RUSMAN and the late Bonnie Lorraine (TWIGG) WATSON (1982.) Dear father of Bonnie and Jack COLLINS, Ridgetown Robert and Margaret WATSON, Chatham; Barry and Diane WATSON, Chatham; and Brian WATSON and Theresa DAWN, Chatham. Grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of Aidan COLLINS and Lily DAWN. Brother of Evelyn and Frank HEEREMANS, Tilbury and Marion and Stephen SMITH, Honey Harbour, Ontario. A Private Family interment of Cremated Remains will be conducted in Maple Leaf Cemetery at a later date. Donations made by cheque to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham (351-2040). Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
WILCOX, Bill
Bill, a resident of R.R.#2 Kent Bridge, passed away peacefully with family by his side at the C.K.H.A. Public General Campus on Thursday March 17, 2005 at the age of 78. Born in Chatham Twp. son of the late Andrew and Thelma (EMERY) WILCOX. Beloved husband of Claudia (ZINK) WILCOX. Loving father and father-in-law of Nancy and Jim FAFLAK of R.R.#4 Alvinston, Mary Beth and Bryon McFADDEN of R.R.#6 Dresden, Kathleen and Keith OSBORNE of Newmarket, Margaret and Mark WATSON of London, Jane WILCOX, and Ross McPHEE of Dorchester, and the late David WILCOX (1950.) Loving grandpa of 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary and Ruth. Predeceased by a granddaughter Paula (1997), a sister Eileen and brothers Gerald and Gordon. The WILCOX family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday March 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Don MacPHERSON and Rev. Linda McFADDEN officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made at the funeral home by cheque. A tree will be planted in Memory of Bill WILCOX in the Badder & Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
McPHERSON, Christene (ne INNES)
It is with great sadness that Marjory McPHERSON and Maxine BORLAND announce the sudden passing of their mother, Christene (INNES) McPHERSON on March 28, 2005, at the age of eighty. She is also survived by her two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Madison BORLAND to whom she was devoted, and her dear son-in-law Scott BORLAND. She was predeceased by her loving and beloved husband Russell Mack McPHERSON in 1974. Chris was the youngest child of John and Christie (McINTOSH) INNES of Embro. She was predeceased by two brothers, James (in infancy) and Albert, and three sisters, Marjory LAWRENCE, Ivy McCORMICK and Olive CHALKLEY. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and their families, who will miss "the Matriarch".
Chris was a legal secretary for many years before becoming employed by the former Township of North Dorchester, as Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer. Upon her retirement she continued her involvement with the Municipality, from 1988 to 1994. First as Deputy Reeve and then by acclamation to Reeve. She was involved for many years with the Central Board of the Dorchester United Church, was a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Donnybrook Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 513, and served on the board of directors of the London Middlesex Children's Aid Society for 1988 to 1994 and the Peel Region Board of Children's Air Society from 1994-1997. Chris had taken a keen interest in politics at all levels. She also loved music from a very early age. At Chris's request there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at the Dorchester United Church, 4100 Catherine St. Dorchester on Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Art CHOLMONDELEY officiating. If desired donations to the Dorchester United Church or to the Children's Aid Society of Middlesex London would be very much appreciated by the family. (Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester in charge of arrangements). When I come to the end of the road and the sun is set for me I want no rights in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free. Miss me a little but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the laughter and joy we shared and lovingly let me go.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
FEAGAN, Philip
Suddenly on Monday April 4, 2005, Philip FEAGAN of R.R.#5 Goderich in his 53rd year. Beloved son of Hugh and Marilyn (GARDNER) FEAGAN. Dear brother of Sandy MABON and Wayne WEBER of Goderich, Paul and Beth FEAGAN of Colborne Twp., Susan and Barry BRADLEY of Kincardine, Peter and Sheryl FEAGAN of Colborne Twp. Uncle of Sally and Geoff McMULLEN, Michael MABON, Becky, Jessica and Katie FEAGAN, Stuart and Sarah McPHERSON, Abby and Sam FEAGAN, Chris WEBER and Mia ECCLES. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Private family visitation. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at North Street United Church on Friday afternoon at 1: 00 o'clock. Donations to Benmiller United Church, Ontario Brain Injury Association or Charity of your Choice gratefully acknowledged. McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich. 524-7345.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
LIDDLE, Geraldine Elenore (ne McPHERSON)
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, on Monday, April 4, 2005, Geraldine Elenore LIDDLE, age 82, of Chatham-Kent, beloved wife of Lyle LIDDLE. Born in Chatham, on September 03, 1922, daughter of the late Lavina (CAREY) and James McPHERSON, she was a hairdresser by profession and a graduate of Fanshawe College's Law and Security Program. She will be sadly missed by: 2 daughters, Bonnie STANBURY and husband Don of Chatham, and Linda MARCHAND and her husband Jim of Tilbury; 4 sons, Jim SQUIRE and his wife Catty of Texas, Walter SQUIRE and his wife Ruth of Chatham, Bob SQUIRE of Strathroy and his wife Kathy of London and David SQUIRE and his wife Annette of Tilbury. She is predeceased by a sister Iva PURDY, 2 brothers John and Edward "Ted" McPHERSON and granddaughter Jennifer SQUIRE. Friends and relatives may call at The Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 7th. Funeral Service will be conducted in the Hinnigan-Peseski Chapel on Friday, April 8, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Mr. Andrew MARTIN of Emmanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations to The Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
LE BEL, Pauline (BROCK)
Suddenly at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, with her husband at her side Pauline (BROCK) LE BEL of Ingersoll in her 52nd year. Beloved wife of George and dear mother of Mandy and husband Derek MacPHERSON and Joeline and fiance Rob PARSONS, all of Ingersoll. Also loved by 1 grand_son Ethan MacPHERSON. Dear sister of Ruth and Rick SUMMERHILL of London, Gloria and Chris CHIVERS of Thorndale and Milton and Cheryl BROCK of Thamesford. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Jane VAN PATTER officiating. Cremation with interment to follow at Dorchester Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-15 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Lois Gertrude (McPHERSON)
At Parkwood Hospital in London on Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, Lois Gertrude STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (McPHERSON) in her 82nd year. Survived by her husband Lloyd STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Will be remembered by children Gerry and Barb STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Windsor, Rick and Patsy STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Corunna, Penny and Vince PROUT of Forest and Cheryl and Dan MUXLOW of Watford. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by parents Charles and Bessie McPHERSON, brother Keith McPHERSON and sisters Arlen, Maxine and Donna. Private family service to be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Harper Funeral Home in Watford (519-876-2218), donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-19 published
ENGLISH, Rena Racheal
Rena Racheal of Blenheim passed away on Monday, April 18, 2005 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Born in London, Ontario 88 years ago daughter of the late Samuel SHED and Margaret MacPHERSON. Rena was a retired public school teacher having taught at Raleigh P.S.#10, Charing Cross Public School and at Blenheim Talbot and W.J. Baird Public Schools. She is survived by her dear husband Jack ENGLISH of Blenheim. Beloved mother of son Doug and his wife Liz of R.R.#3 Chatham. Proud grandmother of Jeffrey and Brian. Also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Helen and sister Helen. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Charing Cross United Church on Thursday at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Margaret TRAPNELL officiating. Cremation to follow with burial of the urn in Pardoville Union Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Charing Cross United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-19 published
WATSON, Lloyd Robert
A resident of Chatham, Lloyd Robert WATSON died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Saturday February 26, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Born in Clinton Township, Ontario, son of the late Alfred and Mamie Luella (MacPHERSON) WATSON. Beloved husband of Nelly (ROKEBRAND) RUSMAN and the late Bonnie Lorraine (TWIGG) WATSON (1982.) Dear father of Bonnie and Jack COLLINS, Ridgetown Robert and Margaret WATSON, Chatham; Barry and Diane WATSON, Chatham; Brian WATSON and Theresa DAWN, Chatham; and Frank and Linda RUSMAN, California. Grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of Aidan COLLINS and Lily DAWN. Brother of Evelyn and Frank HEEREMANS, Tilbury and Marion and Stephen SMITH, Honey Harbour, Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Bradley WATSON officiating. Cremation with interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made by cheque to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-15 published
RODGERS, Fredrick James
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Fredrick James RODGERS of Thamesford, formerly of London, on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at University Hospital in his 71st year. Loving husband of Emily (CURL.) Dear father of Christine and her husband Mike FENNEMA, Kelly and her husband Steve McPHERSON, both of Kincardine. Proud Poppy of Jason and Amanda AMERO, David FENNEMA and Stuart and Sarah McPHERSON. Fondly remembered by brother Ralph and Linda RODGERS and sisters-in-law Elaine RODGERS and Beth DAW. Adopted Poppy of Kyle BATTERSBY. Fred will be missed by several nieces and nephews and his many Friends. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Vera RODGERS and brother Herbert RODGERS Jr. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 1 p.m. Reverend Terry MOWAT of London Free Methodist Church officiating the service. Cremation to follow. Interment of cremated remains at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Maple Grove Christian Retreat Centre, P.O. Box 69, Thamesford, Ontario, or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-16 published
HARWOOD, Barbara (ne OGILVIE)
Barbara HARWOOD of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 87th year. Barbara was born in Midland on March 16, 1919, the daughter of the late Alexander and Muriel OGILVIE. Beloved wife of Harry HARWOOD and dearly loved mother of Judy and her husband Paul DABBS of Whitehorse, Yukon and loved grandmother of Ceilidhe and Bhreagh. Dear sister of Margaret, Bill (Genevieve), Muriel (late Keith) and Marcia (Jeremy). Loved aunt of Joan, David, Paul, David, Perry, Linda, Andrea, Melanie, Scott, Christopher, Lea, Laura, Jeremy, Jonathan, Eve, Joe, Sylvia, Charles, Gordon and David. Predeceased by a brother David, sister Mary and niece Susan. A public Memorial service will be held at the Saint Thomas Seniors Centre on Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Donald MacPHERSON officiating. Private entombment of ashes Union Cemetery. Visitation at the Centre from 10-11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Saint Thomas St. Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-29 published
MacPHERSON, Mary Murray (GRANT)
Passed away at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Thursday, July 28, 2005 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of sixty years to the late Bruce (2002.) Dear mother of Sheila and Peter BOLGER, Port Colborne, and John MacPHERSON, Grand Falls, Newfoundland. Loved Gran of Jamie and Gloria, Grant and Lisa, Kerry, and Jonathan. Doting Great-Gran to Spencer, Carson, Liam and Aidan. Dear sister of Bessie WARD, Niagara on the Lake, and the late Jessie LIESMER and Adam GRANT. Born in Hawick, Scotland, Mary came to Canada as a young child and lived in Toronto, Niagara Falls, Dunnville and London before moving last year to Port Colborne. A private family service will be held in the near future. Arrangements entrusted to the Armstrong Funeral Home, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. Memorial donations would be appreciated towards the Special Olympics or charity of one's choice.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
HENDERSON, Helen Ferris (MacPHERSON)
Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Ingersoll on Sunday, August 21, 2005. Helen Ferris (MacPHERSON) formerly of Thamesford in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Myron "Mort" HENDERSON (2003) and dear mother of Jim and Donna, Ruth, Ron and the late Donna (2004), Bob and Connie, and Keith and Janice. Dear grandmother of Cheryl and John, Ken and Michelle, Mike and Becci, Cathy, Jo-Ann and Dave, Karen and Darryl, Kevin and Kyle. Also loved by two great-grandchildren Ashley and Kenneth Jr. Predeceased by one sister Janet WALSH and two brothers Donald and John A. MacPHERSON. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Richard HRYNIW officiating. Interment Kintore Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Chalmers United Church, Kintore.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
PHILLIPS, Dora (ne ROWLEY)
Dora of Saint Thomas, on Monday, August 22, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, in her 91st year. Dora was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 28, 1915, the daughter of the late Benjamin ROWLEY and Mary Harrison Smith ROWLEY. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Gerald Irwin PHILLIPS (1995.) Predeceased by three sisters: Rose CAMPBELL (Hugh,) of Lundar, Manitoba; Margaret FRANCIS (Andrew), of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Ruth STANGER (Andrew) of Beaujour, Manitoba, a beloved grand_son David PHILLIPS, two sisters-in-law Bernice PENWARDEN and Thirza Sopp SMITH, two brothers-in-law, Joseph PHILLIPS and Lorne PHILLIPS. Left to mourn, children Jean MacPHERSON and her husband William, Gerald and wife Helen; James Brian and wife Loretta, grandchildren Kathie, Laura and Jim MacPHERSON, Julia and husband Douglas GOEBEL and son Gavin and Angela and Andrew PHILLIPS, Jessica and Jeremy PHILLIPS, brother Harold SMITH and dear friend Betty ROBERTSON of Nanaimo, British Columbia, two sisters-in-law Melba PHILLIPS (Lorne) and Anna PHILLIPS- CYR, both of Winnipeg, Manitoba, two dear lifetime Friends, Eileen McLEOD of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Vina HENDERSON of Morden, Manitoba. She was a graduate in 1940 of the Manitoba Hospital, Selkirk, Manitoba. A long time member of Grace United Church, Saint Thomas, Ontario and was a dedicated worker with the United Church Women and her beloved "Ochre" Unit. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Grace United Church where funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Canadian Blood Services, Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care) or Grace United Church.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-30 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Elsie Ann
The families of the late Elsie Ann would like to take this time to thank everyone that called, visited, supplied food, flowers, donations, and supported us during our loss. She will be truly missed. We would like to thank the Ontario Provincial Police, the doctor and ambulance attendants, without their support we could not have done this; all our dear Friends, employers for your help and support, my husband for his love and support, the rest of the family who couldn't be here with us. A thank you goes to Dave at Arn Funeral Home for all your help and support to get us through this time. We must also thank Reverend Dianne MacPHERSON for her services. We hope as a family, you always love what family you have because once their gone you only have their memories to hold onto. - The Elliott and Parish Families.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-10 published
JAMIESON, Marion (ne McLEAN)
Of Saint Thomas, formerly of Union, passed away peacefully at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, October 9, 2005, in her 78th year. Wife of the late C. Max JAMIESON (1994.) Mother of Joan LAWTON and her husband Alex of R.R.#4, Saint Thomas, Patricia McPHERSON of Goderich, Linda GORDON and her husband Bill of R.R.#7, Saint Thomas, and Jacki FINNEY and her husband Larry of R.R.#4, Saint Thomas. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Born in Delaware Township, Ontario, December 23, 1927, the daughter of the late Charles and Luella (KELLEY) McLEAN. Mrs. JAMIESON was a former employee of the Sheridan Inn, Elgin Manor, Clevite and Bell Canada. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-23 published
KIPKALO, Andrej
At L.H.S.C. Westminster Campus on October 21st, 2005, Mr. Andrej KIPKALO of London in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Helena KIPKALO, Loving father of Linda MacPHERSON, Tony KIPKALO (Tanya) and Laurie MARTIN. Dear grandfather of Matthew MARTIN, Michael MacPHERSON (Launa,) and Kelly ORESKOVIC (Dave.) Great-grandfather of Kaitlyn MacPHERSON and Nicholas ORESKOVIC. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street) on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. with Panachida at 6 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-06 published
PENHALE, John Campbell
Passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on November 4, 2005 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband for 70 years to Alma (VAN PATTER) PENHALE. Dearly loved father of Joanne and her husband Ron ERICKSON and Doug and his wife Donna, all of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Kim GOODALL (Ron;) Scott ERICKSON; Lisa SNETSELAAR (Ryk); Cathy HUMPHREYS (Dave) and Dave PENHALE (Becky). Loved great-grandfather of Matthew, Lexy, Kody, Katie, Megan, Mark and Emma. Also survived by one sister Marion PENHALE, two nieces and a nephew and several cousins. Predeceased by his parents Nelson and Jenny (CAMPBELL) PENHALE and two sisters Audrey and Eileen PENHALE. John was born in Yarmouth Township on the home farm on September 17, 1914, and his passion were his family, farming, woodworking and volunteering for Child and Parent Resource Institute. He was a member of Yarmouth Centre United Church, was a public accountant and past director with Yarmouth Mutual Fire Insurance Company. John is resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas; where visitation is Monday, November 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Don MacPHERSON officiating. A private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Child and Parent Resource Institute, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Building Fund or charity of choice.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-07 published
GAUDIER, Louis H.J.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, December 6, 2005. Louis H.J. GAUDIER of Woodstock, formerly of Woodingford Lodge and Park Place Retirement Centre in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Jessie E. GAUDIER (ne MASTERS) for over 67 years. Dear father of Louis GAUDIER and his wife Judy of Fonthill, Ruth BATTLER and her husband Ted of R.R.#4, Woodstock, Elaine SMITH and her husband Robert of Port Burwell, Harry GAUDIER and his wife Sandy of Cobourg, Donald GAUDIER and his wife Jenny of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Harry KREUGER of Drumbo, Agnes SMART of Woodstock, Hazel RABE of Drumbo and brother-in-law of Jean LEWIS, Gladys SYMONS and Marjory COUCH all of Woodstock. Predeceased by his parents Louisa KREUGER (1993) and Louis GAUDIER and by his grand_son James BATTLER. Louis drove for Schell Transport and Overland Express, owned and operated "Lou's Billiards", drove the "Bookmobile" and retired from the Woodstock Public Library (1977), and was a long time member of Dundas St. United Church, Woodstock. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Thursday, December 8, 2005 from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m., where the complete funeral service will be held on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend John BROWN and Reverend Glen MacPHERSON officiating. Interment later in the Hillview Cemetery. Contributions to the Dundas St. United Church Memorial Fund or the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-23 published
PENHALE, Mary Alma (VAN PATTER)
Passed away at Valleyview on December 22, 2005 in his 90th year. She was the beloved wife of 70 years of the late John Campbell PENHALE - (November 4, 2005.) Dearly loved mother of Joanne and her husband Ron ERICKSON and Doug and his wife Donna, all of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Kim GOODALL (Ron;) Scott ERICKSON; Lisa SNETSELAAR (Ryk); Cathy HUMPHREYS (Dave); and Dave PENHALE (Becky.) Loved grandmother of Matthew, Lexy, Kody, Katie, Megan, Mark, and baby Emma. Also survived by one sister-in-law Marion PENHALE, two nieces and a nephew and several cousins. Predeceased by her parents John and Lulu (GRACEY) VAN PATTER, two brothers and their wives - Bob VAN PATTER (Betty) and Ray VAN PATTER (Dorothy) and two sisters-in-law, Audrey and Eileen PENHALE. Born in Malahide Township on the home farm on August 7, 1916. She was actively involved with John and Doug and their dairy farm for many years. She so enjoyed her involvement with the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and Women's Institute. She was an honourary life member of North Yarmouth Women's Institute, past District President of East Elgin Wisconsin, and charter member of the Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute. She sold real estate for 25 years and worked for John Luft's Appraisal Office, retiring at 82 years of age. She was a member of Yarmouth Centre United Church and past choir director and organist for many years. Alma is resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where visitation will be held on December 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Williams on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Don MacPHERSON officiating. A private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Yarmouth Centre Memorial Fund, and Heat and Stroke Fund, the Saint Thomas Elgin General Building Fund or charity of your choice.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
LOGAN, Ester (LILLIAN)
At London Health Sciences - University Hospital, on Wednesday, December 21st, 2005, Ester (LILLIAN) LOGAN of London and formerly of Thorndale and Clinton in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred LOGAN of Thorndale, and survived by her ex-husband Jim GRAHAM of London. Cherished mother of Judy GRAHAM and Bonnie GRAHAM of London, and Gary GRAHAM and Darlene STODDARD of Goderich. Loving grandma of Garry and Corinne MALLOUGH of London, and Kelly GRAHAM and Mark of Rankin Inlet. Loving great-grandma of Zachary, Meagan and Tessa MALLOUGH. Predeceased by her parents, John and Anna Marie LORETH of Raymore, Saskatchewan. Survived by siblings, Edna McPHERSON of Regina, Bertha MOROSOFF of Kamsack, Helen BANNICK of Calgary, Ida CASTAGNER of Cabri, Beatrice and Roy GILLINGS of Montreal, Victor and Blanche LORETH of Sundre, Alberta, and sister-in-law Lois LORETH of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by brothers Charlie, Spark, and Albert (Okee) LORETH of Raymore, Saskatchewan, and sister Mary DEGELMAN of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sincere appreciation is extended to London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital for all your compassionate care. Special thanks to Dr. MARKO and the team of nurses, and Father Leslie an Sister Bernadette for all your support. Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Sciences Centre-Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, P.O. Box 5339, London, Ontario N6A 5A5, would be very much appreciated. Westview Funeral Chapel, (641-1793) entrusted with arrangements.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-03 published
WESTCOTT, Pamela Macdonald (ne McPHERSON)
Peacefully, at the Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor, on December 31, 2004, in her 79th year, after a long illness. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.B. McPHERSON. Loving wife and best friend for 55 years of her husband Beverley. Dear mother of Mark (Rosemary) and Gregg (Biz), and devoted "Granny" to Andrew, Karen, Jennifer, Paige, Jayne and Eric. Pam was a life member of The Badminton and Raquet Club and the Toronto Golf Club. She was a former thirty-year member of the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. A lifelong member of St. Paul's Anglican Church and she served on the Chancell Guild for over 50 years. Pam will be remembered for her keen interest in sports, which included badminton, golf, skating, sailing and bowling. The family extend to all the staff at the Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor our sincere thanks for the devoted and tender care she received these past 20 months. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4. Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor Street East (at Jarvis), on Wednesday January 5 at 2 o'clock. Cremation. If desired, in lieu of flowers, Pamela requested dontations be made to the St. Paul's Anglican Church Heritage Fund, M4W 1C8.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-26 published
ARNOLDI, Anthony J. W. " Tony"
Passed away peacefully at home in Oakville in his 74th year. He is loved and will be greatly missed by his children Geoffrey (Michelle), Janice (Robin McPHERSON), John (Jodi) and Tony (Christina). Loving Papa of Jake, Jasper, Michael, Meghan, Kris and Jillian. Tony will be forever loved and remembered by his best friend and golfing partner Barb STONE. A celebration of Tony's life will be held at St. James Cathedral at King and Church Streets Toronto on Thursday January 27, 2005 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in memory of Tony to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (416) 9466560. Arrangements made with the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville (905-844-2600). E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca please place ARNOLDI on the subject line.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-27 published
ARNOLDI, Anthony J.W. "Tony"
Passed away peacefully at home in Oakville on Tuesday, Januar y 25, 2005, in his 74th year. He is loved and will be greatly missed by his children Geoffrey (Michelle,) Janice (Robin McPHERSON,) John (Jodi) and Tony (Christina). Loving Papa of Jake, Jasper, Michael, Meghan, Kris and Jillian. Tony will be forever loved and remembered by his best friend and golfing partner Barb STONE. A celebration of Tony's life will be held at St. James Cathedral at King and Church Streets Toronto on Thursday January 27, 2005 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in memory of Tony to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (416) 946-6560. Arrangements made with the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville (905-844-2600). E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place ARNOLDI on the subject line.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
PECK, Ruth Frances, A.R.R.C., World War 2, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, on Monday January 31, 2005, in her 95th year. Daughter of the late Mrs. Cora B. DEMPSEY of Belleville and Mr. Ernest A. PECK. She is predeceased by her very close cousin Mary D. PUDDY (ne PECK.) She will be fondly remembered by Mary's children Vicki CAPLAN of Florida, Silvio MacPHERSON of Belleville and James PUDDY of Orillia and his wife Ann and their daughters Paula and Jennifer. Ruth is also predeceased by her cousin Dorothy LEE of Belleville. We extend a heartfelt thank you to her special Friends Patricia (Toni) KENT and Grace WATSON. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), one half hour prior to the service in the chapel on Sunday, February 6th at 3 o'clock. Cremation. Private interment in Prince Edward County. In Ruth's memory, a donation to your favourite charity would be appreciated

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-11 published
YOUNG, Noel
Nol died gently at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at the Toronto Grace Hospital, after a ten-year journey with cancer. He was born on December 5, 1953 in Val-d'Or, Quebec He is loved by his daughter Marieke ("I was my Daddy's greatest present"); his partner Ann JANSEN; his sister, Betty MacPHERSON- VEITCH; nieces Robyn, Sarah, Emily, Laura and Lizz; nephews Ben and Adam; brothers-in-law Greg, Garry, and Doug; the Neelys, Bakers and Jansens. Nol will also be remembered by his many Friends, including his canoeing buddies, colleagues from George Brown College, fellow advocates for better childcare and social justice, and his community at Trinity St. Paul's United Church. Noel's life was all about children, from summers spent as a camp counsellor, through working in school-age childcare, to teaching Early Childhood Education at George Brown College. Nol loved stories, the Canadian wilderness and social history. He dealt creatively and courageously with the challenges of living with a brain tumour, and made new plans and new Friends until his last days. Nol spoke often of "the gifts of cancer," and of all he had learned from the lives and deaths (from cancer) of his father The Reverend George YOUNG, mother Beatrice, and sisters Gwen and Lorraine. Many thanks are due to his caregivers, especially the team at the Grace. Nol lived well, loved well, and laughed a lot. Our celebration of Noel's life is on Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m., at Trinity St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. Children welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Campaign 2000, which aims to end child poverty in Canada (355 Church Street, Toronto, M5B 1Z8); to his daughter's education fund or to a cause of your choice. Nol also asked that in his memory, people perform a political act around a social concern such as child poverty and the environment.
"Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?"
(Mary Oliver)

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-05 published
RAND, Margaret Raeburn (LOCKHART)
In Toronto, on April 2, 2005, at the age of 88. Daughter of the late Charlotte Evangeline DARGIE and Harry Percy LOCKHART of Montreal, she was also predeceased by her husband of 63 years Robert Nelson RAND. She is survived by her sister Doris Brenda CARTER of Venice, Florida, her daughter Victoria CLEVELAND, of Ottawa, her sons Michael CARTER, of Toronto and Robert NELSON of Ottawa, by her grand_sons John Christopher and Paul Silas, of Toronto, and Duncan Rand MacPHERSON, of Ottawa. She was a graduate of McGill University and had been a school teacher. The family thanks Dr. D. KUCEY of Sunnybrook and Dr. Romana FAGAN for their skill and thoughtfulness, and the dedicated Intensive Care Unit staff of St. Joseph's Hospital. Special thanks to her devoted caregivers and particularly to Cecilia CABRERA. The family plans a private ceremony to celebrate Margaret's life. In lieu of flowers, Margaret asked that contributions be made to Sunnybrook or St. Joseph's Health Centre of Toronto.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-21 published
McPHERSON / McCONNELL, Diane Jacqueline (ne THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Born December 9th 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Diane passed away peacefully on April 20th 2005 in Milton after a lengthy battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Ross McCONNELL of Georgetown. Diane will be deeply missed by her children and their spouses, Kathleen and Mark WRONSKI, Donna and Doug WEAVER and Alan McPHERSON and Irene MARINKO. As well as by her stepchildren and their spouses, David and Anne McCONNELL, Brian and Tina McCONNELL and Pam McCONNELL and Colin of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Grandsons Niall, Ben and Karson will hold fond memories of Nana in their heart. Cousin Jill McPHEE in the United Kingdom and devoted friend Wendy KNOWLES will remember all their good times together. Diane's lifelong love of the outdoors and horses led her to be involved in organizations such as the Ontario Trail Riders Assoc., the Ontario Equestrian Federation and the Ontario Trails Council. She was thrilled by the possibility of the Trans Canada Trail and contributed much towards its ultimate establishment. Diane and Ross worked together on many worthwhile events for the Rotary Club of Mississauga - City Centre. They also enjoyed summer trips together, especially with their spoiled pup, Freckles. The family wishes to thank Dr. MALEY and the wonderful nursing staff at Milton District Hospital for all of their loving care. Her strength and wisdom lives on in those she leaves behind. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. Milton 905-878-4452 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Thursday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, April 22nd 2005 at 1: 00 pm. Donations can be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses Halton Chapter in her memory.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-05 published
MacPHERSON, Duncan, 1993 -- Died This Day
Thursday, May 5, 2005 Page S9
Artist born in Toronto on September 20, 1924.
An unspectacular student, he left school in 1941 to join the Royal Canadian Air Force and served at air bases in England during the Second World War. While on leave, he studied art in London. After the war, he attended the Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Ontario College of Art before joining the Montreal Standard and then Maclean's magazine. In 1959, he landed a job as editorial cartoonist for the Toronto Star and went on to excel at deflating politicians and other rascals in thousands of drawings. A tribute to him in the Star described him as "contemptuous of sham... suspicious of pretension... [and] often rude to strangers." At one time a heavy drinker, he would try unsuccessfully to whip the tablecloth from under dishes at Harry Barberian's downtown Toronto steakhouse without damaging the china. One attempt dumped the dishes into the lap of a visiting Russian diplomat. He also liked to doodle on the tablecloths, which the proprietor then saved.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-10 published
URQUHART, Jean Beresford (ne MacPHERSON)
Peacefully on June 9, 2005 at 77 years of age. Beloved wife and soul-mate of J. Daniel (1992). Cherished daughter of George (1975) and Eugenia (1990.) Much loved mother and friend to Robin BEDDIS (Ian), Anne URQUHART (Bruce HUTCHINGS), James (Nettie CRONISH), George (Lorrena), and Margaret. Will be greatly missed by her grandchildren David, Kevin, and Jamie BEDDIS; Savannah DE WET, Victoria RAAB (Michael,) and Paul DE WET; Cameron, Mackenzie, Emma (1995,) and Emery URQUHART; and Alexander URQUHART. Respecting Mummy's wishes, a private family service will be held at St. James'-the-Less Crematorium Chapel. Interment at Markdale Cemetery, Markdale, Ontario. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed by donations to Kids Help Phone, 300-439 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Y8, or a charity of your choice.
"Love is stronger than death."

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-13 published
URQUHART, Jean Beresford (ne MacPHERSON)
Peacefully on June 9, 2005 at 77 years of age. Beloved wife and soul-mate of J. Daniel (1992). Cherished daughter of George (1975) and Eugenia (1990.) Much loved mother and friend to Robin BEDDIS (Ian), Anne URQUHART (Bruce HUTCHINGS), James (Nettie CRONISH), George (Lorrena), and Margaret. Will be greatly missed by her grandchildren David, Kevin, and Jamie BEDDIS; Savannah DE WET, Victoria RAAB (Michael,) and Paul DE WET; Cameron, Mackenzie, Emma (1995,) and Emery URQUHART; and Alexander URQUHART. Respecting Mummy's wishes, a private family service was held at St. James'-the-Less Crematorium Chapel. Interment at Markdale Cemetery, Markdale, Ontario. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed by donations to Kids Help Phone, 300-439 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Y8, or a charity of your choice.
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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-25 published
Margaret ALLEMANG, Nurse And Scholar: 1914-2005
Pioneer in applying methodology to traditional care, she wrote the first paper on Canadian nursing history
By Sabitri GHOSH, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, July 25, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Decades after the entrance exam that secured her a spot in the University of Toronto's School of Nursing, Margaret ALLEMANG -- by then a much-honoured professor emeritus -- was still mulling over her response to the question of why she wanted to be a nurse. "I guess I just used the pat answer," she mused in a 1993 interview, "that 'I wanted to be of service to others."
An inveterate deep thinker, Dr. ALLEMANG could never settle for a pat answer if a more profound one could be unearthed. As her nephew, Globe and Mail writer John ALLEMANG, recalls, "She had a professorial way of dealing with issues: you always allow time for further thought and consideration, and you don't close off any avenues for possibility." Yet in spite of her second-guessing, what she said in 1937 proved inescapably true -- both of her career as a researcher, teacher and historian, and of herself in general.
One of a new breed of nurses who emerged from an academic program instead of from an in-hospital apprenticeship, Dr. ALLEMANG was a pioneer in applying research methodology to traditional nursing. "Essentially, nursing wasn't a research-oriented profession or academic pursuit," Mr. ALLEMANG says. "It was simply the business of training nurses to be nurses. So she was kind of on the edge of that transition, where they started doing clinical studies of nursing care."
Her 1956 master's thesis on "factors affecting the sleep of patients" was among the earliest dissertations in clinical nursing. It was unique, too, for its emphasis on the individual patient -- a marked contrast from other studies of the era. Throughout the 1960s, Dr. ALLEMANG continued to broaden the purview of contemporary clinical research, chronicling the experiences of hospitalized cardiac patients and leading an experimental research unit at Sunnybrook Hospital trying out more patient-centred systems of nursing.
"She was very concerned with the patient as a person -- a whole person," says her friend and teaching colleague, Judith YOUNG.
Dr. ALLEMANG's quest to meet the "patient's physical, emotional and spiritual needs" was one charted by personal experience. As a child, she suffered from osteomyelitis, a chronic bone infection that left her bed-ridden for most of her youth. Later, studying philosophy in university, she came to embrace the existentialist view of how a crisis like hers could be transformative. "There was the idea in my thinking," she said, "that this fits into the sick person, because illness is a crisis, that people can grow and learn through illness."
For her PhD, Dr. ALLEMANG initially wanted to construct a theory of nursing "based on the existentialist approach to man." But her PhD committee at the University of Washington nixed the idea. So instead, she turned to the development of nursing education in North America from 1873 to 1950, focusing on the leaders who ushered in its most important changes. The project took her nearly 20 years to complete, with Dr. ALLEMANG working on it in between teaching duties at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Nursing. She was, remarks her nephew, "a great procrastinator."
When Dr. ALLEMANG's paper finally did come out in 1976, it was the first ever published on Canadian nursing history. Moreover, points out Kathryn McPHERSON, dean of women's studies at York University, it also deposited a crucial piece of scholarship into the hands of social historians just as they were starting to take stock of women's history-making contributions. "It was consistent with a genre of women's history which was about looking at Canada's female leadership," Dr. McPHERSON says.
While pursuing her PhD, Dr. ALLEMANG became familiar with another group of history-making women through the Nursing Sisters Association of Canada. She herself served as a nursing sister in the air force during the Second World War. While she did not go overseas, she later discovered dozens of women who had been principal actors in the drama of war. From 1977 until the early 1990s, she systematically interviewed 30 of them in a monumental oral history project. "It's very different view of the war," Dr. YOUNG says. "Nurses were the only women who were close to the front lines. I think Margaret saw them all as heroines."
During the 1980s, a group interested in nursing history, including Dr. YOUNG and Dr. McPHERSON, began to coalesce around Dr. ALLEMANG in meetings hosted at her West Toronto home. In 1993, the group formalized as the Margaret M. Allemang Centre for the History of Nursing. Even without a building or staff, Dr. McPHERSON believes their advocacy helped prevent precious archival materials from being lost during the wave of cutbacks that swept health care in the mid-1990s. She also credits Dr. ALLEMANG for bringing nursing history into its own in Canada through her tireless support of academics like herself.
"She was a real encourager, a co-ordinator," Dr. McPHERSON says. "Nursing history is so much part of general social history, so much on the map."
Never married, Dr. ALLEMANG was particularly close to Mr. ALLEMANG, her twin brother's son. In her retirement, the two regularly went to the opera and restaurants together, and would indulge in substantive conversations about the arts, history, food and philosophy. Somehow, Mr. ALLEMANG marvels, she managed to be a critical thinker without ever being critical. "I never knew if she had a bad thought about anybody," he says. "I'm sure she did, but you had to work pretty hard to get a sense that she didn't approve of something."
Even when a boarder from Hong Kong took her prized red Mustang on a wild joyride that ended in it being totalled, Mr. ALLEMANG says his aunt barely budged. Nor did it discourage Dr. ALLEMANG from her practice of opening her home to strangers. The last in a long series of tenants was Gizaw CHUTA, a refugee from Ethiopia and a minister in training. Today, Reverend CHUTA says he initially worried that the elderly white Canadian would see his presence as an imposition. "What she told me, she has experience with all people, with all cultures, so she liked to talk with all people. For her, really, all the world's people are the same."
When Mr. CHUTA learned last November that his wife and children had finally received visas to come to Canada, Dr. ALLEMANG insisted on paying their airfares.
Margaret ALLEMANG was born in Toronto on July 19, 1914. She died in Toronto on April 14, 2005. She was 91.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-20 published
SHAW, Doris May
Peacefully at Toronto in her 96th year. Wife of the late Francis E. SHAW. Beloved Mother of Marguerite DARVILL (Jim), June DUGGAN (Gerry,) and Dawn McPHERSON (Jim.) Most loved Grandmother to Libby CAMPBELL (Wayne), Steven DARVILL, Andrea and Suzanne DARVILL (Mark), Michael DUGGAN (Heidi), John DUGGAN (Sue), and Lisa DUGGAN, Duncan McPHERSON (Jana), Christa McPHERSON, and Daniel McPHERSON. Great Doris to Kelty and Neil CAMPBELL, Mary DARVILL, Eka and Hopi REIS and Aaron ANDERSON. With special memories of the SHAW family. Doris fought the good fight for many years with the help of her devoted friend Eileen. Doris was a wonderful feisty lady who loved ballroom dancing and throwing great parties. She will be missed for her beauty and courage. An enormous thank you to the palliative care team at St. Michael's Hospital for their superb care. There will be a private funeral service followed by interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired the family would greatly appreciated memorial donations in Doris' name to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog guides, Canine vision, P.O. Box 907, Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E8. or St. Michael's Hospital Foundation (designated to Palliative Care), 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-26 published
MacPHERSON, William Douglas
Died peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, on Sunday, October 23, 2005, having reached his goal of 80 years. Survived by his beloved wife Louise, his loving daughter Anne Hilton FARLEY (Ted) of Guelph, his loving son Ian Young MacPHERSON (Wendy) of Picton and his grandchildren Laura RATCLIFFE (Chris,) Alice, James Douglas, Sandy and Patrick. Survived by his sister Joan GORDON (Peter) of Burlington and his sister-in-law Suzanne HILTON of Arlington, Massachusetts. Private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2005. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to St. Peter's Hospital (Palliative Care Unit - 3 East), Juravinski Cancer Centre or Central Presbyterian Church would be gratefully appreciated by the family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-08 published
McPHERSON, Ian Edward, D.F.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., C.L.J.
Died on Saturday, November 5th, 2005 at Royal Jubilee Hospital. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia on June 8th, 1920, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas McPHERSON. He served as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945 in Training Command and Bomber Command, flying Avro Lancasters with 12 Squadron out of Wickenby, England. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he attended the University of British Columbia where he received a Bachelor degree in Law. After practicing Law at Clerihue and Gregory in Victoria he graduated from the first class of The Institute of International Air Law at McGill University where he received a Masters degree in Aerospace Law in 1952. He then joined the law department of Canadian National Railways as Assistant Solicitor. He transferred to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1959, retiring as Vice President Law of Air Canada in 1983. He then served as Alderman to the City of Westmount in Montreal Quebec, his home for thirty-three years. He moved to Vancouver in 1985 to be Coordinator of Official Visits of Expo '86, after which he retired to Victoria British Columbia. He was a Governor and Vice Chairman of the Board of Shawnigan Lake School which he had attended for four years from 1935 to 1939. He was a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Past Chairman of the Canadian Bar Association, and Past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association. He was Past President, Vice President and Emeritus Member of the Association of Canadian General Counsel. He was also Past Chairman of the Legal Committee of the International Air Transport Association, and Past Member of the Law Council, Air Transport Association of America, Washington, D.C. He was Past Director of the Victoria Foundation. He was Knight Commander of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in the Bailiwick of British Columbia, and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years the former Mary PITTS, his daughter Margot McPHERSON and her husband Aristides BALANOS, his sons Ian Andrew McPHERSON and Thomas Alexander Gordon McPHERSON. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, corner of Douglas Street and Broughton, Victoria, on Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victoria Foundation.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-11 published
McPHERSON, Ian Edward, D.F.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., C.L.J.
Died on Saturday, November 5th, 2005 at Royal Jubilee Hospital. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia on June 8th, 1920, the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas McPHERSON. He served as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945 in Training Command and Bomber Command, flying Avro Lancasters with 12 Squadron out of Wickenby, England. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he attended the University of British Columbia where he received a Bachelor degree in Law. After practicing Law at Clerihue and Gregory in Victoria he graduated from the first class of The Institute of International Air Law at McGill University where he received a Masters degree in Aerospace Law in 1952. He then joined the law department of Canadian National Railways as Assistant Solicitor. He transferred to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1959, retiring as Vice President Law of Air Canada in 1983. He then served as Alderman to the City of Westmount in Montreal Quebec, his home for thirty-three years. He moved to Vancouver in 1985 to be Coordinator of Official Visits of Expo '86, after which he retired to Victoria, British Columbia. He was a Governor and Vice Chairman of the Board of Shawnigan Lake School which he had attended for four years from 1935 to 1939. He was a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Past Chairman of the Canadian Bar Association, and Past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association. He was Past President, Vice President and Emeritus Member of the Association of Canadian General Counsel. He was also Past Chairman of the Legal Committee of the International Air Transport Association, and Past Member of the Law Council, Air Transport Association of America, Washington, D.C. He was Past Director of the Victoria Foundation. He was Knight Commander of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in the Bailiwick of British Columbia, and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years the former Mary PITTS, his daughter Margot McPHERSON and her husband Aristides BALANOS, his sons Ian Andrew McPHERSON and Thomas Alexander Gordon McPHERSON. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, corner of Douglas Street and Broughton, Victoria, on Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victoria Foundation.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-12 published
BRITTON, Jean Louise (ne McPHERSON)
surrounded by loving family. Jean died peacefully at home on December 9, 2005. Girlfriend, wife and best friend of Peter Ewart BRITTON for 61 years. Much beloved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother of four sons, John, Peter, Paul and David; three very special daughters-in-law, Sheila, Janice and Diana; five loving grandchildren, Ian, Sarah, Daniel, Trevor and Alexandra, and two sons-in-love, Bruck and Ross. Sister of the late Alex (Scotty) McPHERSON and loving Aunt of Hugh and Shelagh. Daughter of the late Ewart and Ethel McPHERSON.
Jean was a graduate of Bishop Strachan School and trained as a nurse at the Toronto General Hospital, which provided the practical lessons for her life in a male dominated home. Never a bad word, caring, compassionate and always there, she has been the heart of the family and will be truly missed by family and life long Friends.
Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave W., Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Monday, December 12, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place at Mount Pleasant Crematorium, Carfrae Chapel, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd. on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow at the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto, 25 St. Clair Ave. W, Toronto. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-15 published
AWREY, Fannie Margaret (ne HAMILTON)
Peacefully at her home on Monday, December 12, 2005, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Hardy. Loving mother of Margaret, Suzanne and Nick. Adored nannie of Andrew, Suzanne and Matthew. Dear sister of Elizabeth GODARD and Patricia INGRAHAM. Predeceased by her parents Kent and Irene (ne MOODIE) HAMILTON, and her brothers Kenneth and Gordon HAMILTON. She is survived by her sister-in-law Joy HAMILTON and her brother-in-law Howard AWREY. A special thanks to Lorraine and Del, the Juravinski Cancer Centre and the Community Care Access Centre for their compassion and support. Our sincere thanks also to Doctors AWREY, McLELLAN and JOHANSON for their dedication and care. Family will receive Friends at Swackhamer, Blachford and Wray Funeral Home, 1341 Main Street West, Hamilton, phone (905) 522-9221 (opposite McMaster) on Friday, December 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, December 17 at 3 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Alan McPHERSON officiating. A private interment will take place on Monday, December 19 at Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Community Care Access Centre or to the Parkinson's Foundation would be greatly appreciated by her family.
Swackhamer, Blachford and Wray Funeral Home

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
WESTCOTT, Pamela Macdonald (ne McPHERSON)
Peacefully, at the Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor, on December 31, 2004, in her 79th year, after a long illness. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.B. McPHERSON. Loving wife and best friend for 55 years of her husband Beverley. Dear mother of Mark (Rosemary) and Gregg (Biz), and devoted "Granny" 'to Andrew, Karen, Jennifer, Paige, Jayne and Eric. Pam was a life member of The Badminton and Raquet Club and the Toronto Golf Club. She was a former thirty-year member of the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. A lifelong member of St. Paul's Anglican Church and she served on the Chancell Guild for over 50 years. Pam will be remembered for her keen interest in sports, which included badminton, golf, skating, sailing and bowling. The family extend to all the staff at the Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor our sincere thanks for the devoted and tender care she received these past 20 months. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4. Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor Street East (at Jarvis), on Wednesday January 5 at 2 o'clock. Cremation. If desired, in lieu of flowers, Pamela requested donations be made to the St. Paul's Anglican Church Heritage Fund, M4W 1C8.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
MORGAN, Phyllis Rita (ne PALMER)
Peacefully passed away at the Centenary Hospital on December 30, 2004 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving aunt to June BROOKS, Sandra SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER, Gloria ROSS, Helen McDOUGALL, Irwin PALMER and the late June MacPHERSON. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd. Toronto) 416-267-4656 from 1: 30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Chapel service will be held on Wednesday January 5, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
RICHARDSON, Irene Bessie
At Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Orillia, on Saturday, January 22, 2005. Irene, age 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Loving mother of Barbara WILLIAMS, Betty MacPHERSON, Helen PORTO, Joyce JACOBSON, Larry and the late Ann THORPE. Missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. By request, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Duffin Simcoe Funeral Alternatives (705) 435-8809.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
ARNOLDI, Anthony J. W. " Tony"
Passed away peacefully at home in Oakville, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, in his 74th year. He is loved and will be greatly missed by his children Geoffrey (Michelle,) Janice (Robin McPHERSON,) John (Jodi) and Tony (Christina). Loving Papa of Jake, Jasper, Michael, Meghan, Kris and Jillian. Tony will be forever loved and remembered by his best friend and golfing partner Barb STONE. A celebration of Tony's life will be held at St. James Cathedral at King and Church Streets, Toronto on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made, in memory of Tony, to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (416) 946-6560. Arrangements made with the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville (905-844-2600). E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place ARNOLDI on the subject line.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
REEVE, Thomas William " Bill"
Suddenly and unexpectedly, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Bill REEVE in his 81st year. Dearly beloved husband of Betty (ne MEREDITH.) Loving father of Pat (Bill), Carol (John), John (Debbie), Nancy, Peggy (John), Jim (Alice) and Robert (Tammy). Cherished grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Helen BARR, brother-in-law of Kay BEECHAM and Quint FERRI. Bill will be greatly missed by all his Friends and relatives. Friends will be received from the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton, 905-878-2669 on Thursday, January 27 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment to take place at Churchville Cemetery, Brampton on Friday, January 28th at 1: 00 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow at Munn's United Church, 5 Dundas St. E., Oakville at 2: 30 p.m. Asexpressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Milton District Hospital Foundation or Munn's United Church - Oakville. Special thanks to Dr. Gail MacPHERSON and the staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for all their care and support.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
PECK, Ruth Frances, A.R.R.C., World War 2, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, on Monday, January 31, 2005, in her 95th year. Daughter of the late Mrs. Cora B. DEMPSEY of Belleville and Mr. Ernest A. PECK. She is predeceased by her very close cousin Mary D. PUDDY (ne PECK.) She will be fondly remembered by Mary's children Vicki CAPLAN of Florida, Silvio MacPHERSON of Belleville and James PUDDY of Orillia and his wife Ann and their daughters Paula and Jennifer. Ruth is also predeceased by her cousin Dorothy LEE of Belleville. We extend a heartfelt thank you to her special Friends Patricia (Toni) KENT and Grace WATSON. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), one half hour prior to the service in the chapel on Sunday, February 6th at 3 o'clock. Cremation. Private interment in Prince Edward County. In Ruth's memory, a donation to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-13 published
SMITH, Norma Mae
Passed away peacefully at her home in Keswick, with her family at her side, on Friday, February 11, 2005 in her 74th year. Predeceased by her husband Ernest SMITH (1995.) Survived by her children Debbie (Brian) COOK, Susan (Jim) McPHERSON and Greg COOK. Nana to Kevin, Colin, Jamie and Dylan. Norma will be greatly missed by her many Friends and relatives. A celebration of life will be held at 895 Kennedy Road, Scarborough on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. At Norma's request cremation has taken place. If desired, donations made to the Keswick Presbyterian Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements with M.W. Becker Funeral Home, Keswick, 1-888-884-4486.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
SMITH, Norma Mae
Passed away peacefully at her home in Keswick, with her family at her side, on Friday, February 11, 2005, in her 74th year. Predeceased by her husband Ernest SMITH (1995.) Survived by her children Debbie (Brian) COOK, Susan (Jim) McPHERSON and Greg SMITH. Nana to Kevin, Colin, Jamie and Dylan. Norma will be greatly missed by her many Friends and relatives. A celebration of life will be held at 895 Kennedy Road, Scarborough on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. At Norma's request cremation has taken place. If desired, donations made to the Keswick Presbyterian Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements with M.W. Becker Funeral Home, Keswick, 1-888-884-4486.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
YOUNG, Noel
Nol died gently at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at the Toronto Grace Hospital, after a ten-year journey with cancer. He was born on December 5, 1953 in Val-d'Or, Quebec He is loved by his daughter Marieke ("I was my Daddy's greatest present"); his partner Ann JANSEN; his sister Betty MacPHERSON- VEITCH; nieces Robyn, Sarah, Emily, Laura and Lizz; nephews Ben and Adam; brothers-in-law Greg, Garry, and Doug; the Neelys, Bakers and Jansens. Nol will also be remembered by his many Friends, including his canoeing buddies, colleagues from George Brown College, fellow advocates for better childcare and social justice, and his community at Trinity St. Paul's United Church. Noel's life was all about children, from summers spent as a camp counsellor, through working in school-age childcare, to teaching Early Childhood Education at George Brown College. Nol loved stories, the Canadian wilderness and social history. He dealt creatively and courageously with the challenges of living with a brain tumour, and made new plans and new Friends until his last days. Nol spoke often of "the gifts of cancer," and of all he had learned from the lives and deaths (from cancer) of his father The Reverend George YOUNG, mother Beatrice, and sisters Gwen and Lorraine. Many thanks are due to his caregivers, especially the team at the Grace. Nol lived well, loved well, and laughed a lot. Our celebration of Noel's life is on Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m., at Trinity St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W. Children welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Campaign 2000, which aims to end child poverty in Canada (355 Church Street, Toronto, M5B 1Z8); to his daughter's education fund or to a cause of your choice. Nol also asked that in his memory, people perform a political act around a social concern such as child poverty and the environment. "Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to doWith your one wild and precious life?" (Mary Oliver)

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
McLEOD, Lenora Catherine
On Friday, March 18, 2005 in her 91st year. Predeceased by parents Archibald and Annie McLEOD (ne McPHERSON.) Miss McLEOD was born in Rodney, Ontario and was employed in Leamington and Windsor before coming to Toronto in 1951. Predeceased by sisters Helen Isabel and Marguerite Campbell McLEOD and survived by cousins, both in Canada and the United States. Miss McLEOD was a member of Mimico Presbyterian Church. Funeral Service for Miss McLEOD will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes Ltd., 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke. Interment Rodney Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
READ, William C.
Suddenly surrounded by his family and Friends at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Monday, April 4th 2005 in his 47th year. Beloved son of the late Patricia and William READ. Loving father of the late Nicholas. Dear cousin of Ted (Woody) WOODHOUSE, Fred and his wife June BEARD and their family, Joanne and her husband Kelly SINE and their family, Helen MacPHERSON and her family. Fondly remembered by Kelly and Debbie and their children and Mark and Kelly and their children. Special friend of Wayne, Angie, Tonia, Paul, Michelle, and Margaret. Bill will be sadly missed by all his family and dear Friends. Mr. READ will be resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, April 7th, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-17 published
O'CONNOR, Kevin
Passed away unexpectedly at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, April 15, 2005 in his 54th year. Dearly loved son of Ella and the late Bill O'CONNOR of Keswick. Loving brother of Jan (Steve) MacDONALD, Karen (Terry) GEARY, Dale O'CONNOR, Denise (Dave) BRADLEY, Kim (Bill) MacPHERSON, Laura (Joel) LIPCHITZ, Colleen (Steve) PEROFF and Pat (Lorna) O'CONNOR. Kevin will be sadly missed by his 20 nieces and nephews, one great-nephew and his many Friends. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486 on Monday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the Chapel on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. If desired, donations made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
MacKENZIE, Griselda " Greg"
Peacefully after a lengthy illness at Belmont House on Sunday, May 1, 2005, in her 92nd year. Sadly missed by sisters Sarah WHITNEY, Margaret WHEELER and brother Allan Angus McPHERSON. Lovingly remembered by children Joan McGHEE and Donald MacKENZIE. Dear grandmother to John Ross Sutherland McGHEE, Chester Nigel MacKENZIE, Sarah Meghan MacKENZIE, Connor Stephen Sutherland MacKENZIE and Mathew Ross MacKENZIE. Dear friend to Alice SANKEY, Betsy GILLIES and Diane BILENIAN. The family wishes to thank the staff at Belmont House for their kind care. A private family service was held. Donations may be made in Mrs. MacKENZIE's name to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 202-1200 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A5.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
ROANTREE, Joan (ne DEWEY)
Died peacefully as the sun was rising on May 10, 2005, in the Oncology Ward of Lakeridge Hospital Oshawa, with her son Michael, his partner Louis MacPHERSON, and her dear friend Lamie ROSEN at her side. Joan, beloved wife of the late Howard ROANTREE. Loving sister of the late Yvonne HIXENBAUGH, late Lorraine MURRAY and Ted DEWEY. Michael and Louis would like to say thank you to the doctors and nurses of the Oncology Ward for their kindness and support. Mrs. ROANTREE will be resting at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas St. East, Whitby, Ontario, 905-668-3410, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Service in the Chapel Friday 1 p.m. followed by cremation then burial at Park Lawn Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oncology Ward of the Lakeridge Health Oshawa would be appreciated by the family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-02 published
LEEDER, Florence Audrey (ne SANDER)
Peacefully, at her residence, Nestleton, on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. Florence Audrey (ne SANDER,) in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Garnet LEEDER. Dear mother of Laura and her husband John McPHERSON of Nestleton. Predeceased by her son Raymond. Remembered by her daughter-in-law Mary-Anne. Lovingly remembered by her 5 grandchildren, Kelly (Ken), Sherri (Derrick), Lisa (David), Laura (Jerry) and Douglas (Christa). Dear great-grandmother to her 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Marion McCONNELL of Orillia. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, June 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, June 4th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
STIRLING, John Duncan
Peacefully, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, June 9, 2005, in his 71st year. Beloved husband and best friend of Karen for 48 years. Loving father of Stewart (Sylvia), Tom (Sandy,) Susan BIGGART (Matthew,) Gail LESSOR (Charles,) and Sheila (John MacPHERSON.) Dear Grandpa of Megan, Anthony, Justin, Tiffany, Jonathan, Emily, William, Melissa, Jason, Christopher, Blake, Matthew and Cameron. Lovingly remembered by his brother Bill (Dorothy) and sister Ellen JOHNSON (Harry.) Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor St. E., Toronto, on Tuesday, June 14, 2005. Time to be confirmed. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
FACTO, Mary Louise (ne HAMMOND)
At Peel Manor in Brampton on Sunday, June 12, 2005 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late George FACTO and loving mother of June and her husband Don BURT, Bernice and her husband Gord THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and the late Mary McPHERSON. Sadly missed by her son-in-law Ranald McPHERSON, four grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of Peel Manor for 11 years of loving care and a special mention of her many Friends she made during her stay. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 7-9 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday morning at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 66A Main St. S., Brampton at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
STIRLING, John Duncan
Peacefully, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, June 9, 2005, in his 71st year. Beloved husband and best friend of Karen for 48 years. Loving father of Stewart (Sylvia), Tom (Sandy,) Susan BIGGART (Matthew,) Gail LESSOR (Charles,) and Sheila (John MacPHERSON.) Dear Grandpa of Megan, Anthony, Justin, Tiffany, Jonathan, Emily, William, Melissa, Jason, Christopher, Blake, Matthew and Cameron. Lovingly remembered by his brother Bill (Dorothy) and sister Ellen JOHNSON (Harry.) Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor St. E., Toronto, on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-04 published
COURTEMANCHE, Vincent J.
Peacefully, at the Guelph General Hospital, on Saturday, July 2, 2005. Vincent J. COURTEMANCHE, in his 78th year, was the beloved husband of Frances V. (STEIN) COURTEMANCHE of Guelph. Dear father of Brenda COURTEMANCHE and her husband Paul MacPHERSON, of Toronto, Paul COURTEMANCHE and his wife Tracey of British Columbia, Mary Anne ALLAIN of Whitby, Frank COURTEMANCHE and his wife Dianne NORMAN of Georgetown, and Kenneth COURTEMANCHE of Toronto. Dear brother of Helen COMARTIN, Margaret ZAWALY, and Marie WALKER all of Toronto. Predeceased by his brother Basil. Survived by his grandchildren Alicia, Briana, Braeden, Robyn, Mitchell and Joshua. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, "Dublin Chapel", 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where family will receive Friends on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Vincent will take place on Tuesday evening at 8: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (409 Paisley Road, Guelph) on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, and as expressions of sympathy, donations to Doctors Without Borders or The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
DOYLE, Ronald
Peacefully at home on Sunday, July 3, 2005 at the age of 72. Dear brother of Elaine (Al) CHADWICK, Mary (Hugh) CHARPENTIER, Pat (Don) HORAN and Fran McPHERSON. Predeceased by brother Doug (Sharon) DOYLE. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), Thursday from 10-11 a.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-09 published
BREEZE, Norman Eyles
Passed away in Toronto, June 30, 2005. Born in Toronto, February 16, 1921. Pharmacist (Class '48), employed until retirement in 1984 at Hospital for Sick Children. World War 2 Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, Squadron 432 Leaside. son of the late Benjamin and Mary BREEZE and brother of the late Helen REED. Will be greatly missed by his great love, wife ClaraBelle (ne MacPHERSON,) his life-long friend and brother-in-law George REED and niece Ann GINOU (Paul.) Lovingly remembered by many in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Norman and ClaraBelle travelled extensively. He enjoyed fixing things and gardening at home, dabbled in golf and had an abiding interest in squadron reunions and old airplanes, including the Halifax restoration at the Trenton Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Museum. A devoted member of the United Church of Canada. Norman's many Friends will miss his cards, letters, and humour. "Yes Love", we will all miss you. All who knew him are invited to a celebration of Norman's life, Thursday, July 14, 2005, 2: 00 p.m., Washington United Church, Kingston Road and Scarborough Golf Club Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norman's memory to Washington United Church Memorial Fund, 3739 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1J 3H4, or Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc., 416 755 -7353.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-03 published
GRAY/GREY, Mary Catherine " Kathleen" (ne MURPHY)
Kathleen passed away at home in Oakville surrounded by her loving family on July 31, 2005. Beloved wife of Walt for 49 years, wonderful mother of Maureen and Catherine of Oakville, Susan and husband Peter of Ottawa, and Gramma to Carolyn, Brendan, Jessica and Matthew. Kathleen is predeceased by her sisters, Patricia BRENNAN and Margaret RITCHIE. Friends are invited to join the family at a Mass in memory of Kathleen to be held at 11: 00 a.m. August 5, 2005 at St. Patrick's Church, 196 Kenwood Ave., Burlington. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. RHODES, Dr. MacPHERSON, and their office, the Victorian Order of Nurses staff, and Community Care Access Centre caregivers, all of whom helped Kathleen to complete her journey among the people and things that gave her joy in life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Kathleen's part in our lives is much like her extraordinary quilts: a source of warmth, joy, comfort, beauty and so much love. We are so very blessed because of her.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-21 published
McPHERSON, John K., P. Eng.
Passed away peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his beloved wife Aida. Dear father of Jean and Len BROOKS and Lois and Don TAILOR/TAYLOR. Loving grandfather of Catherine and Gabe, Lennie and Tina, Heather, Jonathan, John and Matthew. Loving great-grandfather of Bianca, Willow and Mya. Private funeral and cremation took place on August 20, 2005.

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RAWDING, Joyce Pauline
Peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 5, 2005, Joyce RAWDING, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Charles. Dear mother of Donald and his wife Sheree, Rod and his wife Diane, all of Orangeville, Alice and her husband Ken McKENZIE, Heather, all of Huntsville, Ronald and his wife Janet of Inglewood. Loving grandmother of Doug, Joe, Amy, Tom, Rhonda, Dawn-Marie, Nicole, Craig and Charlie. Great-grandmother of Shannon and Connor. Dear sister of Arthur VIENOTTE, Irene and her husband Blaze McPHERSON. Sister-in-law of Lucielle VIENOTTE. Predeceased by sisters Mary SPROLE, Beatrice PELTON, Jean PELTON, Loise DALTON, brothers George VIENOTTE, and John VIENOTTE. Resting at the Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville, Ontario, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Hutcheson Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville. If desired, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
SHAW, Doris May
Peacefully at Toronto, in her 96th year. Wife of the late Francis E. SHAW. Beloved mother of Marguerite DARVILL (Jim), June DUGGAN (Gerry,) and Dawn McPHERSON (Jim.) Most loved grandmother to Libby CAMPBELL (Wayne), Steven DARVILL, Andrea and Suzanne DARVILL (Mark), Michael DUGGAN (Heidi), John DUGGAN (Sue), and Lisa DUGGAN, Duncan McPHERSON (Jana), Christa McPHERSON, and Daniel McPHERSON. Great Doris to Kelty and Neil CAMPBELL, Mary DARVILL, Eka and Hopi REIS and Aaron ANDERSON. With special memories of the SHAW family. Doris fought the good fight for many years with the help of her devoted friend Eileen. Doris was a wonderful feisty lady who loved ballroom dancing and throwing great parties. She will be missed for her beauty and courage. An enormous thank you to the palliative care team at St. Michael's Hospital for their superb care. There will be a private funeral service followed by interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, the family would greatly appreciate memorial donations in Doris' name to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Canine Vision, P.O. Box 907, Oakville, Ontario L6J 5E8 or St. Michael's Hospital Foundation (designated to Palliative Care), 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
KING, Mary Agnes
Peacefully at Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne on Monday, September 26, 2005, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Loving mother of Phyllis METCALFE, Fred (Dawn), Alex (June), Eileen (Jim) SCOTT, Sylvia (MAC) MacPHERSON and Ruth (Bernie) MEIERS. Grandmother of 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Shelburne Cemetery.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
He made his mark on city and nation
By WARREN Gerard, Special To The Star
Beland HONDERICH rose from plain beginnings to become one of the most influential Canadians of his day, using his power as publisher of Canada's largest newspaper to influence the agenda in politics and business at every level.
At the same time he set new standards for informed, in-depth, responsible reporting.
HONDERICH, publisher of the Toronto Star for 22 of his 52 years at the paper, died in Vancouver at 86 yesterday following a stroke.
HONDERICH was a fiercely private man, almost reclusive, but that didn't keep him from being an impatient perfectionist, a leader whose principal ethic was work.
The Star was his life, his passion.
Among his many honours, and one he treasured, was his election in 1986 to the News Hall of Fame by journalists across Canada for leading "Canadian newspapers into a new direction, taking readers backstage to explore and explain the current events that shaped their lives."
HONDERICH left the publisher's office in 1988, going on to become board chairman of the newspaper and its parent company, Torstar Corp. He retired from that position in 1994, but maintained an office across from the newsroom on the fifth floor at One Yonge St. until 1999.
Beland Hugh HONDERICH was born in Kitchener on November 25, 1918, and grew up in the nearby village of Baden. He was proud of his pioneer roots -- Mennonites from Germany who found religious freedom in Waterloo County in the early 1800s.
"My father was a man who stood for religious freedom, and I am proud to follow in his footsteps," HONDERICH once said.
His father, John HONDERICH, was ostracized in the staunchly traditional Mennonite community because he and young Beland went to hear a speaker from another Amish sect. The shunning, as it was called, meant that other Reform Mennonites were forbidden to sit down to eat with them or to shake their hands.
Nor did his father quite fit in with his thrifty, hard-working neighbours in other ways. A sometime beekeeper, homespun village philosopher, printer and pamphleteer for liberal causes, he was "not a very good provider" in a community where work was next to godliness.
His mother, Rae, was the family's main breadwinner. She was the local telephone operator, a job that included the use of a train station in Baden which served as a home for the HONDERICHs and their six children. HONDERICH recalled that the family never went hungry, but there was little money for anything but food.
He gathered coal along the railway tracks to heat their home and carried water in summer to gangs of workers repairing the roads. In the mornings, he worked around the Canadian National Railway station, sweeping and cleaning up for 40 cents a day.
Despite winning a regional debating championship with his sister Ruth -- they defended the proposition that the Soviet way of life was superior to the American way -- he struggled to pass high school entrance examinations.
HONDERICH didn't do well in high school. And it didn't help that he had to hitchhike 16 kilometres to and from school in Kitchener. As a result, his attendance was spotty and his marks were poor. He was demoted in his second year to a commercial course "where at least I learned to type."
Discouraged, he dropped out of school and got a job as a farmhand at the beginning of the Great Depression, much to his mother's displeasure. "You can do better than that," he recalled her saying on more than one occasion.
The farm job didn't last. His introduction to reporting came about because his father was hard of hearing and took his son to public meetings and political rallies to take notes. It taught the young HONDERICH, who was later to battle deafness himself, to write quickly and accurately.
He inherited a Kitchener-Waterloo Record paper route from one of his brothers, which led him to become the paper's correspondent for Baden at 10 cents a column inch. He created news by organizing a softball team and covering its games for the paper.
When he was 17, fires on successive nights destroyed two barns owned by a prominent Baden farmer. Arson was suspected and the young HONDERICH's coverage so impressed his editors that they offered him a tryout as a cub reporter in Kitchener at $15 a week.
He showed up for work in a mismatched jacket and pants and with his two front teeth missing from a tough hockey game the night before. He didn't shine as a reporter.
The publisher, W.J. MOTZ, concluded after a week that HONDERICH was in the wrong line of work and told city editor Art LOW/LOWE/LOUGH to fire him. But LOW/LOWE/LOUGH saw something in the youngster and persuaded MOTZ to give him a second chance.
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH worked HONDERICH hard. He gave him an assignment each evening to go along with his day job. Ed HAYES, who worked at the Record in those days, recalled in an interview that HONDERICH (or "Bee" as he was nicknamed) was determined to succeed.
"Each reporter was supposed to turn in a story every afternoon at the end of his shift. Bee wasn't satisfied with that. He'd turn in two, three or more.
"He was the darling of the city desk."
As time went by, he improved, becoming more and more confident. He was also developing into a perfectionist. So much so, in fact, that he'd bet an ice cream with an assistant city editor that he would find nothing that needed to be changed in a HONDERICH story.
At first, he recalled, it cost him a lot of ice cream cones, but later he rarely had to pay off.
In those early days at the Record, HONDERICH knew he had a country bumpkin image. So when he had saved enough money, he went to a quality menswear store and asked the manager to show him how to dress. He bought a dark pin-striped suit, complete with vest, and that look became his uniform in life.
A fellow staffer at the Record recalled HONDERICH borrowing a bike from a delivery boy and speeding off to an assignment in his pin-striped suit.
And co-workers described him as a loner who rarely headed for the beer parlour with the boys after work, though he was known to sip a scotch on special occasions. Mostly, he went to Norm Jones' restaurant for a milkshake.
Though he spent most of his time working, he taught Sunday school at a Presbyterian church, and served as secretary for a minor hockey league.
This involvement brought him into contact with Milt DUNNELL, the legendary Star sports columnist, who had made a name for himself at the Stratford Beacon Herald before heading for Toronto. He told HONDERICH that the Star was looking for reporters to replace those who had enlisted to serve in World War 2. HONDERICH, who had been rejected by the Royal Canadian Air Force and merchant marine because of poor eyesight and hearing, applied to the Star in 1943 and was hired as a reporter for $35 a week.
He was proud that the Kitchener city council gave him a vote of thanks for his fair reporting. And MOTZ, the publisher who thought he would never make it in the newspaper business, begged him not to go.
Stepping into the grandly marbled lobby of the Star's building at 80 King St. W., HONDERICH recalled that he was "scared as hell." But he was in the right place. This was the world of Joe ATKINSON.
As publisher, Joseph E. ATKINSON had guided the paper through most of the first half-century and was seen by friend and foe alike as one of the country's leading reformers. It turned out that the publisher and his new employee had some things in common.
Both had come from large, impoverished, God-fearing families in small-town Ontario, and quit school early to put food on the table. "One thing I had in common with Joe ATKINSON," HONDERICH recalled, "is that I knew need."
There was a major difference, however. ATKINSON was a star of Canadian journalism in 1899 when the new owners of the Toronto Evening Star hired him at 34 to run the paper. HONDERICH was 24 when he arrived at the paper, an unproven asset at the time.
But he didn't take long to prove himself. His work was soon noticed by Harry C. HINDMARSH, ATKINSON's son-in-law and the man who ran the newsroom.
HINDMARSH sent HONDERICH to Saskatchewan for the election that brought Tommy Douglas and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (later to become the New Democratic Party) to power in 1944.
The next year he was sent back to do a progress report on North America's first socialist government. His stories were so enthusiastically some thought naively -- positive that the Saskatchewan government asked permission to reprint them.
They also caught the eye of Joe ATKINSON, whose reform ideas were at home with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation's, although he never endorsed the party at election time. HONDERICH was marked as someone worth watching. He was asked to fill in as an editorial writer, the newspaper job he enjoyed most of all.
Some critics said HONDERICH's writing lacked flair or style. But it was clear. He explained complicated matters in simple, accurate terms. His idea was to dive right into a story, delivering the promise of the headline in the first paragraph.
In his reporting career, HONDERICH covered a wide variety of assignments, collecting his share of scoops, enough to impress HINDMARSH. In 1946, he called in HONDERICH, congratulated him on a story, then remarked, "Oh, by the way, the financial editor left today. I'd like you to start as financial editor on Monday."
"But I don't know the difference between a stock and a bond," HONDERICH replied.
"You'll learn," HINDMARSH said.
HONDERICH told HINDMARSH he would take the job on the condition that he be allowed to go back to feature writing if it didn't work out.
"If you don't make a go of it, you'll go out the door," HINDMARSH said in a menacing way.
It goes without saying that HONDERICH made a go of it.
One of the first things he noticed from his new desk was a tailor at work in a building across King St. He decided his business section would write for that tailor, for the ordinary person.
His News Hall of Fame citation noted: "He led in turning the writing and presentation of financial news into a readable subject in terms that interest the average reader." He criticized the stock exchange, questioned banking methods, recommended profit sharing, and supported credit unions and other co-operatives.
But when there were major stories to be covered, HINDMARSH often took HONDERICH out of his financial department and sent him all over the globe -- to Newfoundland on the eve of its joining Canada, to Argentina where press freedom was under attack, to Asia with Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent for the first round-the-world trip taken by a Canadian prime minister, and to Britain for the funeral of George VI.
In 1948, HONDERICH, along with 12 other employees, chartered the first Canadian local of the American Newspaper Guild. As president of the union, he signed the first contract with the Star.
Some members of the union were suspicious, however, thinking that as financial editor he was "a company stooge" trying to make sure the Guild didn't fall into the hands of disgruntled left-wingers.
They weren't aware, however, that he knew all about bad working conditions because he had done both day and night assignments as a young reporter in Kitchener.
He served three terms as Guild president and helped win better pay and working conditions. Later, on the other side of the negotiating table, he continued to believe in the need for an organized newsroom, although that view was severely tested in a bitter strike in HONDERICH had become a major force in the newsroom when ATKINSON died in 1948 after nearly 50 years as publisher of a racy paper with principles.
His death, however, created a crisis at the paper. ATKINSON's will had left the Star to a charitable foundation to be administered by his trustees. However, the Ontario Conservative government passed the Charitable Gifts Act, which said no charity could own more than 10 per cent of a business.
The government may have viewed the will as an attempt to escape death duties, but more likely the legislation was an attempt to muzzle the Star, a liberal thorn in the Tory side.
Nevertheless, it became a distinct possibility the paper might be sold to outside interests. Bidders, including beer baron E.P. TAILOR/TAYLOR, were lining up for a chance to buy what had become Canada's most profitable daily.
The Star was granted stays of execution however, and HINDMARSH, the founder's son-in-law, succeeded ATKINSON until his own death in 1956. In the HINDMARSH years, the paper seemed to lose direction and much of its fairness, particularly in the reporting of politics. The paper's reputation was going downhill.
Meanwhile, HONDERICH had been appointed editor-in-chief in 1955 and a couple of years later he was appointed to the board, after HINDMARSH's sudden death. It put him in the position of becoming an owner of the paper.
Walter GORDON, an accountant who was to become finance minister in Lester Pearson's Liberal government, worked out a plan for the trustees to buy the Star by putting up $1 million among the six of them, including HONDERICH. The paper was valued at $25.5 million.
At the time, the sale price was the most ever paid in Canada for a newspaper, and it turned out to be a steal. Under HONDERICH's leadership, Torstar, the Star's parent company, would become a more than $1 billion enterprise over the next 30-plus years.
For readers and the staff, the HONDERICH years had begun, although he didn't take over as publisher until 1966. Immediately, however, he went about remaking the paper. Headlines didn't scream any more, and the silly and the sensational disappeared from the paper.
HONDERICH was putting his stamp on the Star. Reporting only the facts wasn't good enough. He demanded thorough backgrounding of stories to make them understandable to the average reader. Or, as he said, for "my barber."
He created a great newsroom that included sports columnist DUNNELL and leading Canadian writers such as Pierre BERTON, Peter NEWMAN, Charles TEMPLETON and Nathan COHEN, as well as award-winning cartoonist Duncan MacPHERSON.
HONDERICH returned the Star to the principles of Joseph E. ATKINSON, including a reform-centred editorial policy. Unemployment, affordable housing, adequate welfare benefits, medicare, pensions, minority rights, the need for an independent Canada -- these became subjects he demanded be dealt with on a daily basis.
In one of his rare public appearances, he told a group of editors in 1961 that "the basic function of a newspaper is to inform, to tell the public what is happening in the community, in the nation and in the world. You will notice I did not use the word, entertain." He felt that television had made entertainment a secondary function for newspapers. "How much better then, to concentrate on what we can do best, and that is to inform the public."
The change was most evident in the Star's treatment of politics and economics. The background feature gradually became commonplace in North American journalism, and a poll of U.S. editors rated the Star one of the world's 10 top foreign papers.
Critics of the HONDERICH way -- many of them highly placed in the paper -- couldn't wait for HONDERICH's grey, humourless Star to fail, but they were doomed to disappointment, just as surely as the Star's competitor -- the unchanging Telegram -- was doomed to extinction.
Not only did the Star's circulation grow, so did its profits.
Honesty and integrity were words that most people associated with HONDERICH. But many on his staff found him a demanding taskmaster, an uncompromising and often difficult man to deal with. There was never any doubt that Beland HONDERICH was the boss. He wasn't one for chit-chat.
Early in his career as publisher, he all but cut himself off from the social whirl of movers and shakers. He admitted to becoming almost reclusive after finding himself challenged at social functions and parties to defend Star policies he felt needed no defence, especially since he had put them into place.
But he never felt that way about the public at large. The so-called Little Guy could get him on the phone more easily than a celebrity could. His home number was in the book. And in the days when the Star was an afternoon paper, it wasn't unusual for an evening editor to get a call from HONDERICH, who in turn had received an irate call at home from a reader whose paper hadn't been delivered.
The paper would be delivered by taxi, and the taxi company was instructed to report to the editor the moment the paper had arrived. Then HONDERICH would phone the reader to make sure he was satisfied.
The first part of his 12-hour working day was spent poring over page proofs, quarrelling about leads of stories, questioning something in the 25th paragraph, asking for more background, and demanding follow-ups.
He was articulate, often painfully so for the person at the other end of his complaints. His editors took great pleasure when he demanded "antidotal" leads. He meant anecdotal leads.
Notes with the heavy-handed BHH signature on them rained from his office.
The difficulty everyone had in pleasing him and the way he prowled the newsroom won him the nickname "The Beast." And he was called "Drac" by some editors who thought he, like the vampire, sucked the staff dry.
When the paper departed from what the reader had come to believe was a Star tradition, he took to the typewriter to explain the reasons himself. In 1972, for example, he put his initials on an editorial that explained why the Star was supporting Progressive Conservative Robert Stanfield over Liberal Pierre Trudeau in the federal election.
In his rare public appearances, the nasal flatness of his voice often disguised the passion he felt for a subject. However, he was an effective spokesman for the causes he championed. In defending the Star's strong stand on economic nationalism, he told the Canadian Club it was based on the need to preserve the differences between Canada and the United States.
"I think our society tends to be more compassionate, somewhat less extreme and certainly less violent," he said. "We put more emphasis on basic human needs such as health insurance and pensions."
He warned that increased U.S. ownership of Canadian resources would endanger our ability to maintain those differences.
In a 1989 speech at Carleton University in Ottawa, he caused a stir when he argued that objectivity in newspapers was neither possible nor desirable.
"No self-respecting newspaper deliberately distorts or slants the news to make it conform to its own point of view," he said. "But you cannot publish a newspaper without making value judgments on what news you select to publish and how you present it in the paper.
"And these value judgments reflect a view of society -- a point of view if you will -- that carries as much weight, if not more, than what is said on the editorial page."
Just as ATKINSON used the news pages to popularize reform ideas, HONDERICH used them as a weapon in his own causes.
One example was his reaction to a document leaked to him outlining then-prime minister Brian Mulroney's government strategy on free trade. It said the communications strategy "should rely less on educating the public than getting across the message that the free trade initiative is a good idea -- in other words a selling job."
HONDERICH made sure all aspects of free trade were put under the kind of scrutiny the government wanted to avoid, particularly the possible effects on employment and social benefits.
Simon REISMAN, the bellicose chief trade negotiator, accused HONDERICH of personally waging a vendetta against free trade. He said HONDERICH used the Star "in a manner that contradicts every sense of fairness and decency in the newspaper business."
In reply, the unrepentant publisher said: "The role of a newspaper, as I see it, is to engage in the full and frank dissemination of the news and opinion from the perspective of its values and particular view of society. It should report the news fairly and accurately, reflect all pertinent facts and opinions and not only what the official establishment thinks and says."
As publisher, he demonstrated an impressive business savvy for a man who once said he hardly knew the difference between a stock and a bond. In 1972, he moved the paper to new quarters at One Yonge St.
And later, in his position as chief executive officer of the parent company, Torstar Corp., he acquired Harlequin Enterprises, the world's largest publisher of romance books, and 15 community newspapers to add to the 14 the Star already owned in the Toronto area.
At the same time, HONDERICH still was very much making his mark in journalism. He was the first in Canada to introduce a bureau of accuracy and to appoint an ombudsman to represent the reader in the newsroom. In a wider sense, he was the main force behind the establishment of the Ontario Press Council, where readers can take their complaints to an independent body.
As well as his election to the News Hall of Fame, he was honoured in other ways, receiving doctors of law degrees from Wilfrid Laurier and York universities, and the Order of Canada in 1987.
HONDERICH was married three times, the last time on New Year's Day 2000 to Rina WHELAN of Vancouver, the city where he lived until his death. He had two sons: John, who followed in his father's footsteps to become publisher of the Star, and David, an entrepreneur and one daughter, Mary, a philosophy and English teacher. He also had six grandchildren.
Even into his eighties, HONDERICH exercised daily and loved to play bridge, golf and fish.
Charles E. PASCAL, executive director of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, recalled golfing with HONDERICH after he had entered his eighties. PASCAL was in his mid-fifties.
"I expected to be slowed down by playing with a couple of guys in their seventies and one in his eighties," PASCAL said. "Bee, as with everything else, played golf with determination, focus and tenacity. I was quite impressed with his golfing. He was very competitive."
After HONDERICH stepped down as publisher in 1988, and as a director of Torstar in 1995, he lost none of his zeal for pursuing causes. He did this through the Atkinson Charitable Foundation and his own personal philanthropy.
"His role on our board was absolutely essential, forceful, radical," PASCAL said.
"I had the sense that the older he got he became more and more impatient. He was impatient, just impatient, about all that is yet to be done by governments and others to reduce the inequities for those who are disadvantaged through no fault of their own."
He was generous in his giving and, as was his character, he had no interest in public recognition or praise.
"He just had no time whatsoever for personal recognition," PASCAL recalled.
"I think he would have liked to have been around forever if for no other reason than to contribute more."
At HONDERICH's request, there will be a cremation, after which the family will hold a small private gathering to celebrate his life.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
TONKIN, Annie Duncan MacIntosh (ne TANNAHILL)
Of Bowmanville, formerly of Fairport Beach, Pickering. Peacefully on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late William James (Bill) TONKIN. Will be lovingly remembered by daughter Margaret and her husband Duncan McPHERSON. Loved grandmother of Warren, and Camille and her husband Michael COOMBES and "Great" to Stuart COOMBES. Annie is predeceased by her brothers Bill and John TANNAHILL. Special thank you to the staff at Marnwood Nursing Home for their excellent care. Rested at the Courtice Funeral Chapel, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice L1E 2R7, 905-432-8484. Funeral Service in St. Paul's United Church (Church and Silver Streets) Bowmanville on Saturday November 12th at 2 p.m. Interment later at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Toronto. "In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us, Thanks be to God."

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
MANN, Ronald James
At Gateway Haven, Wiarton, on Sunday November 13, 2005. Ron MANN of Wiarton and formerly of Southampton in his 83rd year. Ron was a Veteran of World War 2 being a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Hurricane Fighters and in his retirement loved to fish the Saugeen River. Husband of the late Beaulah MANN. Dear brother of Laurence Frank and his wife Shirley of Bancroft, Jean MacPHERSON of Toronto and Shirley HOLDER of Pickering. Predeceased by his daughter, Evelyn STEPPACHER, his parents James and Emma MANN and by his brother Richard. At Ron's request there will be no visitation. Cremation. Friends and family will gather for a Memorial Service at a later date. Expressions of remembrance to the Heart and Stoke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton (800) 858-9544. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
WILSON, Laura Mina Kathleen (ne McCLINCHY)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto on December 10, 2005 at the age of 74, with family at her side. Beloved wife of Duncan for 50 beautiful years. Loving mother of John, Janet (James) OSMOND, and Laura (Bruce) DUFFY. Proud and loving Nanny to Ryan, Matthew, Kelsey and Taylor and Great Grandma to Cody. Lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law Doris LISCUMB (Toronto) and Barbara McCLINCHY (Florida.) Sadly missed by nieces Laurie LISCUMB (and daughter Heather) (Toronto,) Valerie GILLIGAN (California,) Patricia MATSUO (Washington) and nephew Andrew McPHERSON (California.) A private family service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel. Donations in Laura's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1. "Fifty years ago an angel landed on my shoulder"

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
McPHERSON, Isobel Evans (CAMERON)
Entered into rest at the Villa Care Centre, Midland, on Monday, December 19, 2005, in her 90th year. Isobel CAMERON, wife of the late Hugh McPHERSON. Mother of Nancy McPHERSON and her husband Garth RILEY, and Ian McPHERSON, all of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Daniel and Andrew RILEY. Sister of the late Evans CAMERON. Survived by her sister-in-law Jean. Aunt to Scott, Bonnie and Joan. Resting at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland (800-431-6018) on Wednesday, December 21st from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 12 p.m. Spring interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Midland. Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. The family invites you to sign the "Book of Condolence" at www.ObituariesToday.com

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
PALMER, Charles E.
Charlie passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 18, 2005 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife Doris and granddaughter Glenna SIMPSON. Father to Glenda McPHERSON, Shirlene SIMPSON, Valerie KNIGHT and Vincent PALMER. Loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Brother of George PALMER. There will be a private family interment at a later date.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
CAREY, Gladys Lind
Beloved wife of the late Kenneth CAREY (deceased August 18, 1986.) Peacefully at the Craiglee Nursing Home in Toronto on the 25th day of December, 2005 in her 95th year. Beloved mother of Dorothy (Stan CROWLEY,) Loretta (David TROTMAN,) Melvyn, Yvonne (predeceased Bud TAPP,) Verlyn (John MacPHERSON,) Marilyn (predeceased Jimmy McARTHUR,) Suzie (Ahmed DEAN) and predeceased son Russell (Virginia CAREY.) Will be sadly missed by many grandchildren and Friends. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Wednesday, December 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. O.E.S. Service to be held on Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at Jerretts. Service in the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m., Reverend Pat KEITH officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society.

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McPHERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
JACKSON, Helen Jean (MacPHERSON)
Passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, December 26, 2005, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Roy Alexander JACKSON. Loved companion of Richard (Dick) MUNDAY. Loved mother of Lynda and Brian NOBLETT of Erin, Jill and Murray WHITE/WHYTE of Sutton, Robert and Gwen JACKSON of Illinois. Loving grandma of Shane and Natalie, Tracy, Jennifer, Jason, Darren and Melissa. Dear sister of Audrey and David DARBYSHIRE, Alec and Martha MacPHERSON. Dear sister-in-law of Joan and Alex McCULLOCH. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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McFETRIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-11 published
ROSS, Marjorie (ne FORESTELL)
On Sunday, July 10, 2005, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Marjorie passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, in her 89th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Gordon, her sister Kathleen GARNEAU, and her brothers Ted and Jim FORESTELL. Cherished Mom of Ron and his wife Heather, of Waterloo, and Barbara and her husband Brian McDOWELL, of Thornhill. Devoted Grandma of Warren ROSS and Craig McDOWELL. Loving sister-in-law of Betty McFETRIDGE, Grace ROSS, Howard ROSS (of Regina,) and her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue). Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family requests that donations, in Marjorie's memory, be made to the Palliative Care Unit c/o Sunnybrook and Women's College Foundation, or The Freeman Centre for Palliative Care c/o North York General Hospital. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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McFETTERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-03 published
McFETTERS, Bill
At his residence on Monday, August 1, 2005, Bill McFETTERS of London in his 50th year. Beloved son of the late Florence and Charles McFETTERS. Loving brother of Ian and his wife Karen McFETTERS of Markham, Joan and her husband Bill SMITH, Ronald McFETTERS and Deborah and her husband Dave BOYD all of London. Loved by nieces and nephews Lisa, Michael, Derek, Lesley, Jason, Sean, Justin and Gregory and two greatnieces Georgia and Charlotte and one great-nephew Lucas. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Thursday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, August 5th, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Don MCINNES/MCINNIS of New St. James Presbyterian Church officiating. Cremation. Interment of ashes Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Participation House or Parkwood Hospital. On line condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill.

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