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O'GRADY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-19 published
COOK, Robert Joseph
At Huronview on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, Robert Joseph COOK of Goderich in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Mildred (SCOTT) COOK. Dear father of Leone and Jack THOM of Goderich, Wayne and Michelle COOK of Calgary and Harold COOK of Goderich. Loving grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. Brother of Francis O'GRADY of Richmond, British Columbia, and Bernice DAVIDSON of Goderich. Predeceased by great-granddaughter Erica COOK and brothers Frank and Jack COOK. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday morning at 11: 00. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to Huronview Volunteer Auxiliary or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-03 published
SARAZIN taught art of life
By Ian GILLESPIE, Free Press Columnist, Sat, December 3, 2005
The obituary says Barry SARAZIN taught radio broadcasting at Fanshawe College. But with all due respect, I think they got that a bit wrong.
SARAZIN died Tuesday at Parkwood Hospital after a six-year battle with prostate cancer. He left a wife, two children and two grandchildren. He was 58 years old.
SARAZIN's radio career started in Blind River, then bounced him through studios in Sault Ste. Marie, Ottawa, Smiths Falls and Oshawa. He had the requisite "radio voice" -- that perfectly modulated tone that, when it's done well, can flow from a plastic box and into your head like a lover's whisper.
Some radio guys have that -- and sometimes, that's enough. But SARAZIN had something more.
In 1973, he landed at Fanshawe College in the communication arts program. Five years later, he helped launch the college station CIXX-FM -- popularly known as 6X-FM. It was the first time an FM licence had been granted to a Canadian college.
He taught at Fanshawe for 28 years, for a while taking the role of program co-ordinator. Along the way, he handled the weekend morning duties on CFPL-AM 980 -- an aspect that added a real-life edge of experience to his classroom sessions.
Bob COLLINS, co-ordinator of broadcast programs at Fanshawe College, figures SARAZIN taught more than 1,300 students during those years.
After SARAZIN was diagnosed with cancer in 1999, he accepted a reduced workload. Although it sounds as if there was nothing "reduced" about the impact he had.
"I know he was standing in front of the class and suffering," says COLLINS. " But he was still committed to delivering a quality education. You just had to watch the man to see how he set the tone for his life. It was admirable."
Glynis TUCKER was one of SARAZIN's students. Today, TUCKER handles corporate communications for London's city hall. But 17 years ago, she was a cocky college student who got one of SARAZIN's famous "blue letters" -- a typewritten disciplinary note delivered in a blue envelope.
"He was like a captain," she says, adding he often spoke of his love of sailing. "He was the captain of his ship, the captain of the program and the captain of his life."
BOB-FM announcer Skye SYLVAIN, who studied at Fanshawe in the late '80s, remembers SARAZIN as a man with "an elegant demeanour" who taught his students about radio, yes -- but something else, too.
"He was trying to offer us everything he'd experienced and funnel it back to us in a way that would help us navigate whatever perils we'd face," says SYLVAIN.
Deborah O'GRADY works as an announcer at BOB-FM and a human resources representative at a local medical lab. She remembers SARAZIN as a formal, reserved but passionate man who was known to sport an ascot at social events.
"He was very much a father figure to us, and some people rebelled against that," says O'GRADY, who studied with SARAZIN 20 years ago. "But then two or three years out of college, we realized, wait a second -- Barry knew what he was talking about."
O'GRADY recalls the day SARAZIN spent an hour teaching students how to budget their time and money. O'GRADY says "we all sort of groaned" because they didn't think they needed to know that stuff.
But of course, they did.
Brad GIBB is music director at FM-96. He remembers SARAZIN as a "well-mannered, proper guy" who'd remove his eyeglasses, wave them in the air and breathe in through his teeth before he told you what you'd done wrong.
"It sounds really cliched, but he really was an inspiration," says GIBB. "And not just how to be a good worker in the broadcast business, but to be a good person in general."
In an e-mail, longtime Fanshawe co-worker Ray WILMOT recalls the day SARAZIN told him about the cancer that would ultimately take his life.
"There was I, sitting across from him at a picnic table on the grass outside the cafeteria, crying," writes WILMOT. "And there was Barry, reaching over to grip my forearm, comforting me."
Like I said, the obituary stated SARAZIN taught broadcasting. But it sounds as if he taught people a bit more than that.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
BASFORD, Hon. Stanley Ronald, P.C., Q.C.
Died suddenly at his home in Sechelt, British Columbia January 30, 2005. He was predeceased by his father Douglas, mother Betty and brother Bromley. He is survived by his children Daniel and Megan and their mother Madeleine NELSON; sisters Phyllis BASFORD, Vivian O'GRADY and Sonia ANDERSON; nieces and nephews John (Heather,) Michael (Frances), Sally (Adrian), Sandie (Greg), Nancy, Marnie (Barry), Bromley (Darlene), and Kate (Pete).
Born in Fort Garry, Manitoba, April 22, 1932, raised in Winnipeg and Comox, British Columbia, he graduated in law from University of British Columbia in 1956. Although he practiced law for several years, politics was his passion. In 1963 he was elected as the Liberal Member of Parliament in Vancouver Center, and re-elected in the next four elections.
He became Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs in Pierre Trudeau's government in 1968 and subsequently served as Minister of State for Urban Affairs, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada. He was responsible for the passage of much progressive policy and legislation and worked tirelessly to the benefit of his constituents, his city and Canada. His most memorable local legacy was the realization of his vision for Granville Island. Of national importance was Canada's first Human Rights Act, developed and shepherded through the House of Commons by Mr. BASFORD. It was a particularly proud moment for him when, as an outgrowth of that legislation, Canada adopted its Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
He left politics in 1978 and returned to the practice of law in Vancouver until he retired in 1989. During that period he also served as the Coordinator of the massive North-East Coal project and held several directorships. As a private citizen he served numerous community organizations, traveled, gardened, and appreciated the peace and solitude of his waterfront home.
At his 65th birthday celebration he said, "I chose a life of public service and the Liberal Party to help give a voice to those without a voice."

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-19 published
McINTYRE, Donald James, P.Eng., Lt. Col. Royal Canadian Engineers (ret.)
Peacefully, at Helmeken Memorial Hospital, Clearwater, British Columbia on February 15, 2005. Born 1918 in Chatham, Ontario, son of Alexander W. and Emma (NEWKIRK) McINTYRE, and raised by Bessie (McLEOD) McINTYRE. Graduated Sci 40, Queen's University. Survived by his darling wife of 55 years, Patricia (née O'GRADY) of Fort Garry, Manitoba, his sons Douglas Edward (Kimberly) and John Carey (Terri), his daughter Sheila Jean (Sanda), and his grand_son, Kale Noah. Predeceased by his brother Doug and sister Jean. The McIntyre - O'Grady clan of nieces and nephews were a great joy to Don. Joined Canadian Officer Training Corps 1939, enlisted with Royal Canadian Engineers 1940, served overseas 1941-44, posted as Captain, 23rd Field Co., 3rd Div. Royal Canadian Engineers for Normandy landing. Wounded at Arnhem, November 1944, mentioned in dispatches and discharged April 1945. Served 3rd Field Eng. Regmt. Montreal from 1948-1957 retiring as Lt. Col. C.D. Don began his business career at Canada Metal Corp. and then British Metal Co. in Montreal. When he transferred to Noranda Sales Corp. in Toronto in 1961, he began what was for him a fascinating and fulfilling career trading secondary and pure metals, particularly copper, around the globe. He retired in 1980 as Senior Vice President, Noranda Sales. In retirement, Pat and Don moved from Elora, Ontario to Surrey British Columbia and then, in 2003, to Clearwater, British Columbia to be closer to their son, John. If desired, memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to a charity of your choice.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-26 published
McMULLEN, Margaret (O'GRADY)
Peacefully on February 24, 2005. Predeceased by her beloved husband John and daughter Peggy. She leaves to mourn her loving sons John, Daniel, Gerald and their families. Funeral to take place in Montreal. Flowers graciously declined. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-04 published
O'GRADY, Catherine
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, October 2, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer. Catherine leaves her loving husband Doug BLACK, daughter Sara, stepson Jason, her sisters and brothers Sharon HOWARD (Clive,) Terry (Rhonda), Mary, Mark LARONDE (Lori) and Peter LARONDE. Catherine also leaves many cherished nieces and nephews. Catherine will be greatly missed by her family, dear Friends and many colleagues from over the years. Catherine's happiest times were spent with those she loved at her cottage, at home, and in her garden. Visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road, (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Wednesday, October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, 16 Lockwood Road, (west of Woodbine Ave., on the north side of Queen St. East) on Thursday, October 6 at 12 p.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Toronto General Hospital would be appreciated.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-24 published
HARTT, John Coady, F.I.I.C.
After a truly courageous battle with cancer, in Fergus, Ontario, on December 23, 2005 in his 72nd year. John will be greatly missed by his wife of 47 years Evelyn (LUDGATE) of Minden, Ontario. John will be fondly remembered by his son Brian (Lesley) of Los Angeles and his daughter Mary Anne KARPIS (John) of Seagrave, Ontario and his loving grandchildren Hallie Marie and Graeme John. John is survived by his caring sisters Frances O'GRADY (Bill deceased) and Nancy GRECCO (Patrick.) John bravely served as a police officer with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force and was a Senior Vice President of The Co-Operators Insurance. Friends may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South in Fergus on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and December 28th from 9-10: 30 a.m., at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Fergus at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society. Cards available at the Funeral Home (519) 843-3100 or www.grahamgiddyfh.com.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
O'GRADY, Donald James
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Lindsay on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Mae of Toronto. Loving father of Debbie of Pickering, Nancy (Steve) of Lindsay. Grandfather of Melissa "Papoose", Drew, Heather and Holly. Step-father of 4 and step-grandfather of 8. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survived by his sisters Clarissa, Joan and Rosie and his brother Raymond. Donald will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, extended family and Friends. There will be a memorial service at Saint John's Norway Cemetery Chapel at 12: 30 p.m. Saturday, September 10. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, 243 Coxwell Ave. from 1: 30-3:00 p.m. If desired, in memoriam donations to the Oncology Department Toronto East General Hospital would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged through Wise Choice Cremation and Funeral Services, 276 Kent St. W., Lindsay, 705-324-1988.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
HARTT, John Coady, F.I.I.C.
After a truly courageous battle with cancer, in Fergus, Ontario on December 23, 2005, in his 72nd year. John will be greatly missed by his wife of 47 years Evelyn (LUDGATE) of Minden, Ontario. John will be fondly remembered by his son Brian (Lesley) of Los Angeles and his daughter Mary Anne KARPIS (John) of Seagrave, Ontario and his loving grandchildren Hallie Marie, and Graeme John. John is survived by his caring sisters Frances O'GRADY (Bill deceased) and Nancy GRECCO (Patrick.) John bravely served as a police officer with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force and was a Senior Vice President of The Co-Operators Insurance. Friends may call at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. S. in Fergus on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, December 28th from 9-10: 30 a.m., at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Fergus at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society. Cards available at the Funeral Home (519-843-3100) or www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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