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SNC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-09 published
BLAKE, Lawrence (1929-2005)
Suddenly and peacefully on February 7, 2005, surrounded by his family. Larry was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1957 his life's journey brought him to Canada, which he made his home for the next 48 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Alma (née BIEHLER.) Brother to George (Beryl). Cherished and devoted father of Lawrence (Kathy) and Sandra (Rick). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Lawrence, David, Kipling, Timothy, and Graham. A 1950 graduate of Glasgow University in Mechanical Engineering, he served in the British Army as Corporal in the 3rd Training Regiment Royal Engineers. He enjoyed a dynamic business career in Canada starting with Polymer Corporation then ERCO in Buckingham, BP Canada, Canatom, SNC and Kilborn-Kellogg. He was a pioneer and leader for Canada's Candu reactor in the emerging nuclear power industry. He had a passion for tracking family history, volunteering for his University alumni, running, curling, Gilbert and Sullivan and movie dates with Alma. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home (4164 Sheppard Avenue East), on Thursday, February 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with a funeral service to follow in the chapel at 12 o'clock. A burial service in the spring will follow in Buckingham, Québec. In lieu of flowers, an engineering fund at Glasgow University will be set-up by the family or a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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SNC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
Former Blue Jays chairman
Canadian Press, Monday, February 14, 2005 - Page S7
Toronto -- Peter WIDDRINGTON, the long-time Labatt executive and former chairman of the Toronto Blue Jays, has died, the baseball club said yesterday. He was 75.
WIDDRINGTON was on a ski trip in Aspen, Colorado., when he suffered a heart attack on Friday.
"The entire Toronto Blue Jays family is saddened by the loss of Peter WIDDRINGTON, who was truly one of the fathers of baseball in Canada," Blue Jays president Paul GODFREY said. "He was passionate about our great game through all of his years and made an invaluable contribution to our organization."
WIDDRINGTON skied on Friday morning, had lunch with some Friends at a comedy club, then got into a taxi and suffered the heart attack, said Tom VALCKE, the president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
"He always lived life to the fullest," VALCKE said. "He was always skiing or sailing."
WIDDRINGTON had gone to Aspen just days after joining VALCKE in New York, where they met with Charles Bronfman to ask him to sponsor the Hall's planned academy at Saint Mary's Ontario
"He had the personality and the charm to look a Charles Bronfman in the eye and make a proposal to him," VALCKE said. "He was at that level.
"Although Peter was just a member of our advisory board, he would walk the walk."
Well known as he was in baseball circles -- WIDDRINGTON was a board member with the Blue Jays from 1976 until the mid 1990s he was equally as famous in the business world.
He began his career at Labatt in 1955 as a salesman and worked his way up the ladder. He became president and Chief Executive Officer in 1973, a position he held until 1989. He also served as the chairman of the brewery from 1987 to 1991.
The graduate of Queen's University and Harvard Business School was also a former chairman of Laidlaw and Talisman Energy and a board member at SNC-Lavalin Group, Haynes-Dana, ADT and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, among others.
More recently, he served as the chairman of Brick Brewing and vice-chairman of the board for Radiology Corporation of America. He also served on the board of Gatekeepers Business Solutions.

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SNC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-17 published
HOWARD, William Arnold, C.M., C.M.M., C.D., Q.C. (1918-2005)
Bill HOWARD passed away at the Colonel Belcher on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Bill was born and raised in Calgary, attended Western Canada High School and received his B.A. (1940) and law degree (1941) from the University of Alberta. After serving overseas with the 31st Alberta Reconnaissance Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, he co-founded the law firm of Cairns and Howard which later became Howard Mackie. He was a president of the Calgary Bar Association and a Founder of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. He was well known for his attention to detail, passion for the law and military, and for his ability to function without sleep. His Directorships included Nova, Cana, Trilogy, Bow Valley Industries, Medis Western and SNC Group. He was Chairman of the Calgary Police Commission as well as National Governor of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. As an avid supporter of Canada's Armed Forces, Bill HOWARD earned a reputation for speaking up for the rank and file. He was a retired Major General (Chief of Reserves) of the Canadian Forces, Founding Governor and Colonel Commandant of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, Colonel Commandant and President of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association and perhaps most proudly, Honorary Colonel of the King's Own Calgary Regiment. He was Chairman of the Conference of Defence Associations, Chairman National Employers' Support Committee, President Winston Churchill Society, President Royal Alberta United Services Institute and Founder of the Calgary Military Museums Society. In 1994 he received the Vimy Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to defence and security and preservation of democratic values. He was a Commander of the Order of Military Merit and a Member of the Order of Canada. Bill was a voracious reader with a penchant for cigars, port, Disney television shows, and raw onion sandwiches. He had unquestionable ethics and integrity, tremendous generosity, and a larger-than-life personality that will be remembered fondly by his family and colleagues. Bill is survived by his children, Mary HOWARD (Said NEMIRI), John HOWARD (Joanne HOWARD), and Barbara HOWARD (Mike GARDNER;) and five grandchildren, Zak NEMIRI, Katie and Mac HOWARD, and Ross and Stuart GARDNER. Bill was predeceased by his wife Margaret Elizabeth HOWARD (née HANNAH) in 2001; his son William George HOWARD in 1975; and his infant daughter Kathryn Elizabeth HOWARD in 1953. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Hal, Bert and Arthur HOWARD. Funeral Services will be held at Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way S.W.) on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with the Reverend Philip Costain, Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Thanks to the staff at the Colonel Belcher and, in particular, to Marlene Collins who has been Bill's special advocate for many years. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #201, 222 - 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 2S3 Telephone: (403) 290-0110 www.alzheimercalgary.com or to the Calgary Health Trust - Carewest: Colonel Belcher Hospital, 10101 Southport Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2W 3N2 Telephone: (403) 943-0615, www.calgaryhealthtrust.org. In living memory of William HOWARD, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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SNC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
LACKOWICZ, John Michael
Passed away on June 13 in Collingwood, Ontario. John was a remarkable man who for two years faced the cancer he was fighting with his characteristic strength and positive spirit. Born on October 26, 1935 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, John received his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto in 1957, working in a gold mine and tobacco fields to pay for his tuition. From this relatively modest beginning, John used his intelligence, personal drive and financial skills to become a senior vice-president at SNC-Lavalin, specializing in international trade agreements. His exceptional career took him around the globe, where he always earned the respect of his business colleagues through his fairness, his energy and his wonderful character. John retired in 2000 to Naples, Florida and Collingwood, Ontario with his wife of 46 years, Beverly. Always full of energy, John remained active with his passion for golf, working on the administrative boards of his communities and constantly improving the local grounds with his love of gardening and flowers. The ideal partner, best friend and true love to his wife Beverly (née HINDLE,) supportive and proud father to daughter Linda, son-in-law Ronald and son Robert, and a loving grandfather to his treasures Meghan and Kaitlyn. Lovingly remembered by his dear brother Edward, sister-in-law Barbara and his cousins, nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his father John, mother Annie (née WOSZAK) and brother Walter. To the end, John lived life on his terms, enjoying every moment spent with his wonderful Friends and family. His kindness, good humor and optimism provided richness to the lives of all who knew this special man. Although he will be greatly missed, we know that he is now tending his favorite roses in heaven. A memorial service for John will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine Street, Collingwood, Ontario. This will be followed by a celebration of John's wonderful life at the Lighthouse Point recreation center at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian or American Cancer Societies or the charity of the donor's choice in John's name. You may leave stories, memories or comments for the family on the internet by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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SNC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-09 published
BLAKE, Lawrence (1929-2005)
Suddenly and peacefully on February 7, 2005 surrounded by his family. Larry was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1957 his life's journey brought him to Canada, which he made his home for the next 48 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Alma (née BIEHLER.) Brother to George (Beryl). Cherished and devoted father of Lawrence (Kathy) and Sandra (Rick). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Lawrence, David, Kipling, Timothy, and Graham. A 1950 graduate of Glasgow University in Mechanical Engineering, he served in the British Army as Corporal in the 3rd Training Regiment Royal Engineers. He enjoyed a dynamic business career in Canada starting with Polymer Corporation then ERCO in Buckingham, BP Canada, Canatom, SNC and Kilborn-Kellogg. He was a pioneer and leader for Canada's Candu reactor in the emerging nuclear power industry. He had a passion for tracking family history, volunteering for his University alumni, running, curling, Gilbert and Sullivan and movie dates with Alma. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home (4164 Sheppard Ave. E.) on Thursday, February 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 12 o'clock. A burial service in the spring will follow in Buckingham, Québec. In lieu of flowers, an engineering fund at Glasgow University will be set up by the family or a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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