BROWNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
ABBOTT, Isabel Dahlia " Bella" (JAMES)
At University Hospital, London on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Isabel Dahlia "Bella" (JAMES) ABBOTT of London in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Edward ABBOTT. Predeceased by her sister Adelene MILLIGAN of Saint Thomas and her brothers Harry JAMES of Halifax and Bill BROWNE of London. Dear aunt of Donald MILLIGAN and his wife Mary Ellen of London and their children, Donald MILLIGAN of Toronto and Allison FISH of Calgary. A memorial service will be held in the auditorium at Grandwood Park Retirement Home, 81"Grand Avenue, London on Saturday, April 8th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Bobcaygeon Verlum Cemetery, Bobcaygeon. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of your choice. (A."Millard George Funeral Home, 60"Ridout Street South, London 519-433-5184 in charge of arrangements)

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BROWNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-06 published
ABBOTT, Isabel Dahlia " Bella" (JAMES)
At University Hospital, London on Wednesday, March 15, 2006. Isabel Dahlia "Bella" (JAMES) ABBOTT of London in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Edward ABBOTT. Predeceased by her sister Adelene MILLIGAN of Saint Thomas and her brothers Harry JAMES of Halifax and Bill BROWNE of London. Dear aunt of Donald MILLIGAN and his wife Mary Ellen of London and their children, Donald MILLIGAN of Toronto and Allison FISH of Calgary. A memorial service will be held in the auditorium at Grandwood Park Retirement Home, 81 Grand Avenue, London on Saturday, April 8th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Bobcaygeon Verlum Cemetery, Bobcaygeon. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of your choice. (A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London 519-433-5184 in charge of arrangements).

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BROWNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
McCARTHY, Eva Elizabeth (née SELLS)
Of Kitchener and formerly of Saint Thomas on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Westmount Nursing Home, Kitchener, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Howard McCARTHY (December 7, 1997) and dearly loved mother of Carol and her husband Ken BROWNE of Mount Brydges and Susan and her husband Richard LIVINGSTONE of Kitchener and the late Wendy McCARTHY and mother-in-law of Dale THOMAS of London. Loved grandmother of Meredith and Matthew BROWNE, Laura THOMAS, Jennifer and husband Ron JONES, Brent THOMAS and Michael and John LIVINGSTONE and great-grandmother of Ian and Calium. Predeceased by a brother George SELLS. Eva was born in Pope, Manitoba, December 20, 1915, the daughter of the late Preston and Nellie (COOPER) SELLS. A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday morning. Interment to follow in the Old English Churchyard Cemetery. No public visitation. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Alzheimer Society.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-31 published
FORSTER, Elizabeth Graham (20 July 1913-22 May 2006)
Elizabeth (Betty) Graham FORSTER, died Monday, May 22, 2006 at her home in New York City, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her parents John R. FORSTER and his wife Grace C. (TOWSE) FORSTER, by her sister H. Patricia FORSTER (1962,) brothers Cyril (1914,) Francis R.C. FORSTER, M.D. (1970,) J. Wilfred FORSTER, M.D. (1976,) Douglas S. FORSTER, M.D. (1995.) Betty is survived by her brother Douglas's children and their families: S. Gail FORSTER, her husband Edward R. BROWNE and their children: Laura BROWNE; Sarah (Andrew) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and daughter Shaelyn; Martha (Simon) SHERBOURNE and daughters Alexis and Audrey; Douglas C. FORSTER, his wife Bea, and his children: Sherry (Serge) MORACA and daughters Katie and Ashley MORACA; Tracey (Bruce) IVANYSHYN and her daughters Carlin and Abby SPARKS; John R. FORSTER, his wife Jane and their children: Tara FORSTER and Ian FORSTER. In keeping with Betty's wishes, a graveside service will take place at Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston, on Wednesday, May 31 at 2: 30 p.m., with Reverend Tim VICKERY officiating. James Reid Cataraqui Chapel, Kingston, Ontario. www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-20 published
DOIDGE, Oliver Russell
Passed away peacefully at Seniors Health Centre of North York General Hospital, on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, in his 100th year. Was a former resident at Garden Court Apartments, Leaside, for 65 years. Russ will be remembered by niece Doris O'CONNOR (nee OAKLEY), niece Elizabeth IMRIE (née DOIDGE), Rita OAKLEY, wife of deceased nephew Jack OAKLEY, nephew George OAKLEY and wife Mary, nephew Ernie DOIGE and family, nephew Bruce DOIDGE and his wife Anne and a number of great nephews, nieces and good neighbour, Sandy BROWNE. The family thank the staff at the Seniors Centre for the fine care given to Russ. Following cremation, a private celebration of his life will be held with family at a later date.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-12 published
BROWNE, Kathleen Emma (née NETTELFIELD)
Peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2006 in her 97th year after an enjoyable day of sewing and bridge at the Balmoral Club. Predeceased by her husband Ted in 1968. Loving mother and mother-in-law of David and Penny LEWIS, Dick and Lynn LEWIS, Linda LEWIS and Geoff and Nancy BROWNE. Grandmother of David, Jennifer and Christopher LEWIS, Christina and Michael LEWIS and Ted and Lauren BROWNE and proud great-grandmother of 8. Predeceased by her brother Jack and sisters Fran and Ruth. Loving aunt of Peter NETTELFIELD, Bill and John TRAINOR and Heather BEAUDOIN. Kay was a wonderful mother who did an amazing job of raising her children. She was a keen sportswoman who was an avid curler and golfer. A master at bridge, she was always keen to have a game of some sort before and after dinner. She loved her extended family and will be missed by them all. A private memorial service will be held. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M4S 3E2 or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-23 published
ROBERTSON, Barbara Anne, B.A. (Toronto,) M.A. (Queen's)
In Kingston, 21 June 2006. Daughter of the late A. Ross and Olive BROWNE of Toronto. Survived by her husband Duncan of Kingston daughters Elizabeth HOROSCHAK of Sitka (Alaska,) Sarah of Toronto, and Kate of Kingston; and her nephew Matthew UIAGALELEI of Honolulu. Memorial service at Saint Margaret's United Church, Kingston, Tuesday, 27 June, at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Robt. J. Reid and Sons Funeral Directors, 309 Johnson Street (613) 548-7973.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-08 published
BROWNE, Ruth Marion
With deep sadness, the family of Marion BROWNE, aged 92, announce her death on November 6, 2006, at the Baycrest Centre. Marion was a long time resident of Etobicoke and former teacher with Etobicoke Board of Education. She was predeceased by her husband Eric in 1991. Cherishing her memory are her sister Marjorie WALLACE (Roger) of Orinda, California, sons Gary (Bernice), Derek, Bevis (Christine) of Toronto, and Daryl (Laura) of San Francisco and her daughter Patti HARRIS (David) of Thunder Bay. She will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service to Celebrate her Life will be held at St George's on-the-Hill Anglican Church, 4600 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke on Friday November 10, 2006 at 12 noon. Our sincere thanks for the loving care she received at the Baycrest Centre. Donations in her memory may be made to the Baycrest Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children or a charity of you choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 416-231-2283.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-22 published
McFEE, Oonah
At Toronto on Tuesday December 19th 2006. Oonah was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick on September 11, 1916 to a Scottish mother and an Irish father, Oonah spent her first years on a bleak isolated stretch of the Nova Scotia coast where her father was in charge of the Government Wireless Station near Canso. The family moved to Ottawa, and after attending the Normal Model School and Lisgar Collegiate, Oonah joined the staff of Radio Station CBO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. There in the Chateau Laurier studios of CBO, she met Allan McFEE. They married in the summer of 1941, and moved to Toronto. Oonah discovered herself and was discovered as a fiction writer, first in a creative writing course taught in San Miguel, Mexico, and second by Dennis Lee, who saw her first short story, published in the 1971 issue of the University of Texas Quarterly. Following Lee's observation that each of her stories read like the beginning of a novel, she immediately started out on the work that became Sandbars. Published by Macmillan of Canada in 1977 to the praise of Margaret Laurence and the Canadian writing community, Sandbars made the bestseller list, winning the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and a subsequent place in the New Canadian Library. A series of health problems first curtailed and then prevented completion of her intended sequel to Sandbars, a World War 2 novel which she titled Silent Eyes. Oonah was predeceased by her dear husband Allan, in 2000, and by her beloved brother, Radio Officer George BROWNE of the Royal Air Force Ferry Command, who died over France in 1943. Her passing is mourned by her especially dear brother Cecil BROWNE and his wife Susan, of Niagara-on-the-Lake and by her nephew George, of Toronto. Oonah has requested there be no service, and that her ashes be scattered in the Gatineau River. Oonah leaves with loving words for Evelyn Cotter, Dennis, Nicole, Zoë and Tommy, and Sean, for their part "in making my life the joy that it was." Funeral services entrusted to The Simple Alternative, Pickering Chapel.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
BROWNE, Clifford Charles
Passed away peacefully at Castleview-Wychwood Towers on Monday, January 23, 2006, in his 94th year. Loved husband of Irene (nee COOK,) for 58 years. Retired employee of British Airways, formerly B.O.A.C., New York City, for 30 years. Twin son of the late Charles and Laura BROWNE of Oakville, twin brother of the late Kenneth Henry and his younger brother the late Merrick Frederick. Friends may call at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W, , at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Jude's Cemetery. Oakville. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
DOIDGE, Oliver Russell
Passed away peacefully, at Seniors Health Centre of North York General Hospital, on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, in his 100th year. Was a former resident at Garden Court Apartments, Leaside, for 65 years. Russ will be remembered by niece Doris O'CONNOR (nee OAKLEY,) niece Elizabeth IMRIE (née DOIDGE,) nephew Bruce DOIDGE and his wife Anne, and a number of great-nephews, nieces and good neighbour, Sandy BROWNE. The family thank the staff at the Seniors Centre for the fine care given to Russ. Following cremation, a private celebration of his life will be held with family at a later date.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
BROWNE, Patrick Francis
Passed away, at the Avalon Nursing Home, Orangeville, on Friday, March 31, 2006, at the age of 83. Beloved father of Michael, Eileen, Maureen FRAWLEY, Joseph and his wife Marilyn and Brigid. Loving grandfather of 11 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 3. Dear brother of Sr. Mary ANNUNTIATA of Ireland, Bridget (deceased 2001), Eileen of England, Margaret of Ireland, Kathleen (deceased 1990), Michael John of Mississauga, Elizabeth of England, Bernard of Ireland, and Thomas (deceased 1998). Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. from Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, 11 Peter St. S., Mississauga. Interment Ballycastle Cemetery, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
BROWNE, Bernard
Peacefully, in his 99th year, on April 12th, 2006 in Toronto. Beloved husband of the late Annie Ellen (née DAVIS.) Dear father of Alice Marion HYND and the late George Ronald BROWNE. Dear grandfather of Douglas (Janet), Darrell (Heidi), Nancy Munro (Bob,) Mary-Ellen HYND, Robert HYND (Donna,) and Marlene HYND (Neal KERR.) Adoring grandfather of 10 loving great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Lance. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Saturday, April 15 from 10: 30 a.m. until time of service at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will take place in Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Aphasia Institute, 73 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario M3B 2R2.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
KLEIN, Maria
Released from pain and went to be with her beloved Lord Jesus on April 26, 2006 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at age 96. Beloved mother of Martin KLEIN of Kitchener, Kay FISHER of Mississauga, and the late Moni BUTLER of Mississauga. Loving grandmother of Michael KLEIN, Tina SWIFT, Patricia SHOEMAKER of Kitchener, Sharon BROWNE of Mississauga. Cherished Great-Grandmother of Peter and Bobby BROWNE, Melissa, Jessica, and Kevin SHOEMAKER, Alexandra KLEIN and Joshua SWIFT. Your family is truly happy you are safe with the Lord. Friends will be received at Neweduk Funeral Home - Mississauga Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2006. A Celebration of life will take place Monday, May 1, 2006. Donations may be made in memory of Maria to the Canadian Cancer Society. We will love you forever "Granny". Until we meet again. Your love will keep us strong.www.neweduk.com 905-828-8000

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-05-06 published
Police seek help in solving murder
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter, Page B3
Police are seeking the public's help to solve the murder of an 18-year-old man who was robbed and fatally shot when he went to an apartment building with a friend on April 30 to buy marijuana.
Although the two Friends co-operated with two masked robbers in the hallway of 35 St. Dennis Dr., near Don Mills Rd. and Eglinton Ave. E., gunfire erupted around 2 a.m.
Both suspects were armed with guns, but only one fired shots, said Det. Terry BROWNE of the homicide squad.
Haider MAHDI, of Mississauga, died later in hospital of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.
"The motive of this homicide so far appears to be robbery," BROWNE said yesterday.
BROWNE said the stolen goods were minimal in value. MAHDI had no known gang affiliation and had no previous dealings with police, he said.
After the shot was fired, a struggle ensued between the two Friends and one suspect. The second suspect fled.
A construction worker, MAHDI came to Canada from the Middle East about four years ago.
BROWNE said police have seized video from security cameras throughout the area and are hopeful the suspects have been caught on tape.
The suspects are described as two men, between 17 and 20 years old. They are between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet. Both concealed their faces, but police believe they live in the area.
BROWNE urged the suspects to get a lawyer and surrender.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 or online at http://www.222tips.com.

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BROWNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-02 published
Popular University of Toronto coach dies, 88
John McMANUS led Varsity hoops team from 1954-1983
By Tim LAI, Sports Reporter, Page E2
Even near the end of his decades-long career as the head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Toronto, John McMANUS was in better shape than his players -- and that was in his 60s.
"We shared a locker area and many times, we'd be finishing practice and he'd be in the washroom area doing chin-ups on the handle across the stalls," laughed Doug FOX, athletic director at Humber College, who played under McMANUS from 1974 to 1979.
The fitness fanatic, who coached the Varsity Blues for 29 years between 1954 and 1983, never stopped working out, even up until his death Wednesday after his second battle with cancer in two years. McMANUS was 88.
Over his lengthy career in Toronto, McMANUS amassed a 172-152 regular season record, but coached more than 600 games in total. His only title came in 1958 when he led the squad to victory in the Wilson Cup, Ontario's championship game.
He was known at the university, not only for being the longest-serving coach -- he was also the football assistant for 24 years -- but for his physical prowess, as well. He was the definition of a gym rat, playing and coaching every sport possible. He almost became a professional baseball player, but World War 2 began. Before he started at the U of T, he coached every single team at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S.
"Even when he was sick in the hospital, I'd walk in and there he'd be leaning on the end of his bed, on the railing, doing push-ups on it," said his daughter, Katherine McMANUS- BROWNE, who studied physical education at U of T. "Even at 88, he was still working out twice a day."
His coaching wisdom has been passed on to hundreds of players over the years.
"He helped me with my free-throw shooting," said Mike KATZ, who has been the head coach of the basketball team for the past three years and played for McMANUS between 1968-1971. "He wanted you to place your hands across the seams of the basketball. It's something that I still do with my kids today."
McMANUS's career netted him an award upon his retirement in 1983 for being "a retired coach who exemplified the highest ideals and qualities of sportsmanship and service."
Fittingly, it was the inaugural award and named after him.
There was no funeral or service, as per his wishes, but like the sign-off on his letters, he had a quick final message: "Get in shape and keep fit."

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BROWNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-17 published
BROWNELL, Gavin James " Jim"
Squadron Leader (Royal Air Force Pathfinders), D.F.C. and Bar, B.A.
Died peacefully on April 15th, 2006 at Hanover and District Hospital with family at his side the day before his eighty-fourth birthday. Born to Rachel Joy BROWNELL and Bernard. Beloved husband of Joan Foster BARTLETT, loving father of Stephen, Ruth, David, and Mark. Proud Grandfather of Wendy (Greg), Alan (Jody), Timothy, Evan, Rachael, Sara, Lucas, and Lily. Great grandfather of Hayden and Bronwyn. Father-in-law to Sally, Carman, Carol and Susan. Jim BROWNELL was born in Port McNicoll, Ontario in 1922. He was the eldest of three boys. He leaves behind brothers George and John. The love of sports and flying dominated his early life. The transition to military training in 1940 was easy to except for the absence of higher education. The desire to learn stayed with him to the end. Jim graduated from Trinity College in Toronto in 1952, worked for DeHavilland Aircraft Company in Toronto for five years and then taught for the Toronto Board of Education at Lawrence Park Collegiate and Riverdale Collegiate for a total of 27 years. He was a truly gentle man. Visitation will be held at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Legion Memorial Service at 6: 45 p.m. A funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Saint_James' Anglican Church, Hanover. Cremation with Interment in Toronto Necropolis Cemetery. Memorial donations to Friends of the Hanover Public Library, Saint_James Anglican Church (Hanover) Parish Hall Fund or Hanover Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BROWNFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-18 published
WADE, William Harper
Passed away peacefully at York Central Hospital after a short illness on Sunday, December 17, 2006 in his 90th year. Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Grace June REESOR. Devoted father of Kenneth and his wife Stephanie, Nancy TROUT and her husband Bob and Susan MILLS and her husband Blake. Loving grandfather of Michael, Tricia and Julie WADE, Ken LEWIS and Angela BROWNFIELD, Michael KEMP and Jesse MILLS. Beloved great-grandfather of Owen and Timothy DEKLUYVER, Brooke and Wade BROWNFIELD and Evan LEWIS. Kind, witty, and loving, his positive attitude made him a joy to be around. Family and Friends will sadly miss him. The family extends its thanks to all the caregivers at Delmanor Elgin Mills for their support and caring over the last year. His final days were made pleasant by their constant attention. Friends will be received at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Tuesday, December 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m.

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-08 published
DREDGE, William " Bill"
On Thursday January 5, 2006, William "Bill" DREDGE in his 60th year. Brother of Shirley PICKARD, Florence JACKSON, Betty Ann PRICE and Wayne DREDGE (Nicole GALLANT.) Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Delbert and Doreen, and brothers Gary and Lewis. Funeral Service will be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block East of Egerton) on Monday January 9, 2006, at 11: 00 a.m. (Visitation 1 hour prior to service) with Reverend Paul BROWNING of Trinity United Church officiating. Cremation to follow with interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
RUTLEDGE, James Robert
February 9, 2006 as the result of a car accident, in his 16th year. Dearly loved son of Allan G. RUTLEDGE (Leanne,) his mother Nancy WATT (RUTLEDGE) and his step-brothers, Justin and Matthew FORD. Grandparents, Bob and Eva RUTLEDGE, Marlene GEROW, Stewart and Jane WATT, Robert and Marie SHIER. James will also be missed by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Paul BROWNING of Trinity United Church officiating. Donations to the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
STOKES, Laura Myrtle (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, Laura Myrtle STOKES, of London, passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on April 2, 2006 at age 89. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) STOKES (1990). Dear mother of Larry (Mary Ann) of Chatham. Special grandma to Michael (Natalie) STOKES of Chatham and Laura STOKES of Toronto. "Great-Gramma with the white hair" to Abigail, Jocelyn and Emily. Sister to Elaine SCHNEIDER of Stratford. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Agnes (HAY) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and sisters Pearl PRIESTAP, Hazel MOYER, Dorothy CORNISH and brother Bert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Tuesday, April 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 5th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul BROWNING of Trinity United Church officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Sympathy may be expressed by memorial donations to Trinity United Church and the Canadian Cancer Society. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-20 published
THOROGOOD- KANE, Lynn (née THOROGOOD)
Unexpectedly, at home, on Tuesday May 16, 2006, Lynn THOROGOOD- KANE died in her 48th year. Loving mother of Tyler, Cassidy and Chelsea. Dear sister of Henry (Karen) THOROGOOD and Troy (Kim) THOROGOOD. Lynn is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews across Canada. Predeceased by her parents Joan ROACHE and Steve THOROGOOD. Loved by her many Friends. Funeral services for Lynn will take place at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Sunday May 21, 2006, at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Paul BROWNING, of Trinity United Church, officiating (Visitation 1 hour prior to service). Donations to Fibromyalgia (F.M.-C.F.S. Canada) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Lynn THOROGOOD- KANE.

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-26 published
HULL, Helen Irene
Peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday June 25, 2006. Helen Irene HULL, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon LeRoy HULL. Loving mother of Robert and his wife Janice, of London, Linda and her husband Steve FERRIER, of Bolton, Douglas and his wife Bonny, Margaret PALMER, Janet and her husband David OSTROM, and mother-in-law of Larry PALMER, all of London. Dear sister of Lloyd WALKER and Betty Patrick. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Laura COLLIER, Jodi LEWIS, Lisa, Gordon, Nicole, Robert HULL, Erin JAMES, Amy PALMER, Kalyn and Trevor OSTROM, and great-grandchildren Natalie and Victoria COLLIER, Nathaniel and Colin LEWIS. Predeceased by a son Larry Wayne HULL and a grand_son Scott HULL. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Colborne and Waterloo Street) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Logan Chapel on Tuesday June 27, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Paul BROWNING officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. HULL.

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-20 published
BROWN, Fred
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Monday, September 18, 2006, Fred BROWN in his 66th year. Reunited in Heaven with his beloved wife Sheila. Loving father of Bill (Tracey) BROWN. Cherished grandfather of Alex BROWN. Dearly missed by great friend Joan. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Friday September 22 from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service to follow at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Paul BROWNING officiating. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Fred BROWN.

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
WILD, Malcolm
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Saturday September 30, 2006 Malcolm WILD at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Nanette WILD. Proud father of Rachel WILD, Nicola WILD, Connie RUDWALL (Chuck), Dennis HANLEY (Karen), Phillip HANLEY (Joella.) Cherished grandpa of Mary-Jane, Jay, Connor and Maggie. Predeceased by his parents Amelia and Ernie WILD. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday evening from 7-9 o'clock, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon with Reverend Paul BROWNING officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
SUTTON, Peggy
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, November 18, 2006 Peggy SUTTON of London in her 78th year. Peggy was a devoted cub leader with the 43rd cub pack and was a 31 year leader in the scouting movement. She also was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Thames Valley, Fanshawe for 14 years. Beloved wife for 55 years of Robert SUTTON of London. Loving mother of Martin of Brampton and Stuart and Cheryl of London. Proud grandmother of Eric and Gita, Matthew, Christopher, Jesse and Jordana, Dane, Jonathan and Kyle. Dearly loved by Joanne. At Peggy's request there will be no visitation. A Public Celebration of Peggy's Life will be held at Trinity United Church, London on Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with The Reverend Paul BROWNING officiating. Donations to the Trinity United Church Lift Fund gratefully acknowledged. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, Lambeth 519-652-2020 in care of arrangements.

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-12 published
BROWNING, Joan Charlotte
Peacefully, at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2006 in her 87th year. Daughter of the late Harry and Mary BROWNING. Dear sister of Richard (Eleanor) BROWNING of Las Vegas and the late Gordon BROWNING and Barbara (the late Floyd) BELL. Sadly missed by her relatives and Friends. No visitation. Funeral Service will be held in the Burke Funeral Home Chapel (613-968-6968), 150 Church Street, Belleville on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, 1567 Royal York Road, Toronto Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. Memorial donations to the Gleaners Food Bank would be appreciated. Online condolences www.burkefuneral.ca

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
McINTYRE, Joseph Achille
Peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at Parkwood Hospital in London, Joseph Achille McINTYRE passed away in his 71st year. Husband of the late Shirley SMITH (2006) and loving father of Peggy (Mike) MAGEE, Cheryl (Walter) BROWNING, Connie (Jim) LOUCKS and Alice SMITH. Joe is also survived by his sisters Roberta and Lorraine from New Brunswick and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Joseph was a Veteran and a lifetime member of the London and District Men's Dart League. Visitation will take place at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (one block east of Egerton) on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. John BURNER. Cremation to follow with interment in New Brunswick. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Joe

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BROWNING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-09-12 published
RICHARDSON, Leila G.
At Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg, Ontario, on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, Leila G. RICHARDSON of Wallaceburg, in her 81st year. Formerly of Kerwood, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth RICHARDSON (1979) and dear mother of Alan RICHARDSON and his wife Sandy of Wallaceburg and their children Becky, Michael and Patrick, sister of Mrs. Marion GEORGE of Strathroy, also survived by son-in-law Ivan HERRINGTON of Grand Bend, nephew Ron GEORGE and his wife Susan of London and niece Sandy HEINBUCK and her husband Rick of Strathroy and their children Derek and Jana. Predeceased by her daughter Marilyn HERRINGTON (2004.) Funeral service was held at Denning Brothers Funeral Home, Strathroy on Saturday, September 9 at 11 a.m. Rev. Susan BROWNING officiated. Interment Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Leila.

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BROWNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-02 published
ROBINSON, Margaret N. (née RYAN)
On September 30, 2006, died in her 89th year in the loving home of her daughter, Betty ROBINSON, and son-in-law, Randy ATTWOOD, in Mississauga. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edgar, and sons Jim and Bill. Left to grieve her are her children: Judith (Charles) GOTTFRIED, Margaret ROBINSON, Mary TIMMINS, Frances ROBINSON, Ellie (Dino) ZUCCHIATTI, John (Yvonne) ROBINSON, and Ed (Nanette) ROBINSON. She is survived by her sisters, Jean FIORAVANTI and Grace RYAN, and in-laws, Frank ALLEN and Sheri CLANCY. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Lisa MELO, Jim ROBINSON, Robbie ROBINSON, Robin KNIGHTON, Greg BROWNING, Darcy TIMMINS, Kristin WELTON, Justin and Lauren ZUCCHIATTI, Beth ATTWOOD, Michele, Renée, and Ashley ROBINSON, Brenna ROBINSON, and families, and all her great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday, October 5, 2006, 1 to 4 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre -- Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (2 blocks south of Eglinton on Dixie), 905-602-1580.

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BROWNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
MOORE, J. Mavor, C.C., O.B.C., D.Litt, LL.D., F.R.C.S.
Mavor MOORE passed away peacefully on December 18th after a number of years of failing health in Victoria, British Columbia at the age of 87. Writer, actor, producer, composer and teacher, he was Professor Emeritus of York University, and from 1991-2004 Research Professor, Fine Arts and Humanities at the University of Victoria. The first artist to chair the Canada Council for the Arts (1979-83), he was also founding chair (1996-98) of the British Columbia Arts Council. In 1999 he received the Governor General's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, and among other awards holds the Order of British Columbia, the Diplôme d'honneur, the 1984 Molson Prize for the Humanities, and honorary degrees from eight universities. He was recently inducted into the Starwalk Hall of Fame at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre, and invited to become a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. At 14 he was active in early Canadian radio, becoming a feature producer for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio after graduation from the University of Toronto. After overseas service in World War 2 (psychological warfare), he joined the inaugural team of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's new International Service. In 1946 he and his mother Dora Mavor MOORE launched Toronto's New Play Society, a seedbed of Canada's postwar professional theatre, where he initiated the record- breaking annual review, Spring Thaw -- while commuting to New York to write and direct documentaries for the United Nations, three of which won international Peabody Awards. In 1950 he was appointed Chief Producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's new television network, leaving in 1954 to join the Stratford Festival and to produce his own plays and musicals. For stage, radio, television and film These now number over 100, including book, lyrics and music for Sunshine Town and A Christmas Carol, book and lyrics for Johnny Belinda, and opera librettos for Harry Somers' Louis Riel and Louis Applebaums' Erewhon. He commissioned, produced and contributed lyrics to the world-wide hit Anne of Green Gables. He translated plays by the Quebec writers Gratien Gélinas, Marie-Claire Blais and Jacques Languirand. Works of his have been presented in the U.S.A., the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Two of his short plays, Getting In and The Store, have been made into films. He produced, directed and acted for radio, television and theatre across Canada and in the U.S.A., and appeared in some sixty films. From 1958-60 he was the drama critic for the Toronto Telegram, and from 1984-90 the Toronto Globe and Mail's first cultural affairs columnist. His essays on cultural policy are widely circulated. A founding board member of the National Theatre School, MOORE was the first chair of the Canadian Theatre Centre and of the Guild of Canadian Playwrights founding head of both Charlottetown's Confederation Centre and Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts; co-chair of the World Conference on Arts, Business and Politics at Expo 86 in Vancouver. Long active in international organizations such as the Center for InterAmerican Studies, Les Jeunesses Musicales, and the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation, he was invited to the United Nations in 1994 to address United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Commission on Culture and Development. His 1994 memoir Reinventing Myself has been called "a classic of Canadian arts and letters, history, satire and autobiography." He is survived by his beloved wife Alexandra BROWNING to whom he was married for 26 years and their daughter Jessa. From his first marriage to Darwina FAESSLER; his four daughters Dorothea "Tedde"' (Don SHEBIB), Rosalind, Marili, and Charlotte (Patrick MAZURKEVITCH;) his grandchildren Zoe, Suzanna, Noah, Katie and Emily; great-grandchild Ella BELLE, and his cousins, nephews, nieces. The family would like to thank the staff of The Lodge at Broadmead for their care and compassion and to Doctor Chris Morgan for his many years of Friendship and wise counsel. A celebration of his life and achievements will be held at a later date in Toronto. A lecture series named after him to perpetuate his dedication to the arts in Canada will be established at York University where he made such an important contribution. If desired, donations may be made to Mavor Moore Fund, York University Foundation, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3. To celebrate his legendary wit The Mavor Moore Theatre Society was established in Vancouver with a mandate to create, produce, present and promote live theatre that is a witty and bold catalyst for change, and to establish a theatre company in his name. Contributions may be made to the society at 208 West 23rd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2H3. In Victoria, Friends and colleagues are invited to a tribute followed by a reception at the University Club, University of Victoria on Saturday, the 6th of January, 2007 at 2 p.m. "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts." -Shakespeare 'Around the corner there may wait A new road, or a secret gate' - Tolkien

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BROWNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
Mavor MOORE, Actor, Producer And Writer: (1919-2006)
A 'one-man cultural conglomerate,' he went from a job as youngest producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to being appointed the first artist to become head of the Canada Council, with many stops in between, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
As multitalented as he was prolific, as romantically restless as he was artistically ambitious, Mavor MOORE worked all sides of the cultural street as an actor, director, producer, dramatist, impresario, composer, writer, critic, cultural commentator and academic. It is hard to believe that he was only one person. For five decades in this country beginning in the 1940s, he was the happening person for most cultural enterprises, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Spring Thaw, the Stratford Festival, the Charlottetown Festival and the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.
In all, he wrote more than 100 works for stage, radio, television and film, including the book lyrics and music for Sunshine Town, the book and lyrics for Johnny Belinda and the librettos for Louis Applebaum's opera Erewhon and Harry Somers's opera Louis Riel.
"He had great knowledge about the theatre and a great sense of history," said opera and theatre director Leon MAJOR, who succeeded Mr. MOORE as general director of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. "He took risks with young directors and then let young directors do what they wanted to do, guiding them as they went."
After commenting on how much he had learned from Mr. MOORE, not only about the theatre but also about dealing with actors and writers, Mr. MAJOR said yesterday: "In his heart, I think that he was a teacher more than anything… because he took a lot of time with young people to talk to them and listen to them and explain."
Mr. MOORE was a man who truly believed in the development of Canadian theatre, he added.
"As I was growing up [in the 1950s and 1960s], he and Lister Sinclair were the two real Renaissance figures in Canada, the two people who were sophisticated and civilized," said Peter HERNDORF, president of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. "Nobody in the country has ever been so accomplished and as effective in doing all of these art forms over a career." And yet, "for a man who had all of these talents and all of these accomplishments, he was very rooted" in Canada.
"He was a very, very likeable individual who didn't change over the 40-odd years that I knew him," he said, pointing out that the jobs Mr. MOORE took on as an administrator were fraught with peril and that he always managed to avoid controversy and resentment without ever giving up what he was trying to achieve artistically. "He had a very good emotional quotient" that made him "comfortable enough in his own ego that it was easy for him to encourage younger artists," he said.
"He did everything," lyricist Elaine Campbell said yesterday. "He knew what was happening all over the world. He wrote so many musicals and they were all good, but he was always there encouraging people by saying, 'We're Canadians, we can do it.'"
James Mavor MOORE was the middle of three sons of John, an Anglican cleric, and the indomitable Dora (née MAVOR) MOORE. His Toronto childhood was culturally enriched because his mother was an actor and theatrical producer. He watched her play Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night when he was only 7 and she returned the favour five years later by producing his first play for a girls' dramatic club.
By the time he was 10, he and his brothers were producing neighbourhood puppet shows (drawing heavily on the Bard for their plots) and he had made his first radio broadcast as part of a choir singing Christmas music. His parents separated in 1929 after his father, who appears to have been a bounder, left his mother to raise their three sons on her own. Young Mavor helped augment the family finances by acting in The Crusoe Boys, a daily radio serial.
After elementary school, he went to the University of Toronto Schools, then a boys only, academically elite institution. He expanded his theatrical range to play Falstaff and Macbeth in school productions. From University of Toronto Schools, he entered the University of Toronto in 1936, where he studied philosophy and English and participated in theatricals, becoming the first student director to win the University Drama Festival, serving as president of the Players' Guild and the Philosophical Society, as drama critic for the student newspaper The Varsity, and as literary editor of The Undergraduate. After failing a year because of his heavy complement 1 with a first-class honours degree.
He immediately joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as its youngest producer. He was 22. His poor eyesight made him ineligible for active service overseas during the Second World War, so, instead, he produced wartime radio features for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Later, he served as a psychological warfare officer in Canadian Army Intelligence attached to the Canadian High Commission in London. At the same time, he married Darwina (Dilly) FAESSLER on October 14, 1943. They eventually had four daughters: Dorothea (Tedde), Rosalind, Marili and Charlotte.
From 1944 to 1945, Mr. MOORE worked in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's international service, becoming senior producer for the Pacific region in 1946. In the late 1940s, he also did summer stints in the information division of the newly formed United Nations Secretariat in New York, and with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization seminar on education, writing and directing documentaries, three of which won the Peabody Award.
Meantime, he was directing plays for Spring Thaw, the annual Toronto revue that his mother had created under the auspices of the New Play Society (which they had jointly founded in 1946). He directed the first Spring Thaw, which opened on April 1, 1948, and ran for three performances at the theatre in the Royal Ontario Museum. His mother produced the revue until 1961, when she sold the production rights to her son. He bumped up the production values and the performance schedule, extending the annual run at the height of Spring Thaw's success into midsummer and across the country. In 1966, he began leasing the production rights to younger producers.
Always in the centre of the cultural action, Mr. MOORE was chief producer in television's fledgling days at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1950 to 1954, having turned down an offer from CBS to direct its top television drama series, Studio One. One of the people who answered to him at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was Norman Campbell, who had been working in radio in Vancouver. In 1952, he reported for duty as a television director, along with his wife, Elaine Campbell.
"I will always remember him as the first person I met at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation," she said yesterday of Mr. MOORE. "He was wonderful. He was so full of ideas." She remembers the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as expansive and accommodating, with nobody vacillating about productions by worrying about audience numbers or reactions. "If you had an idea, you went to Mavor, and said: 'I want to do this show or that show and you did it.'"
The Mavor MOORE show she remembers best from that time is Sunshine Town, based on Stephen Leacock's classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Mr. MOORE wrote the book, lyrics and music for the show, which aired first on radio as The Hero of Mariposa on March 31, 1954, and then on television as Sunshine Town that December. It was also performed on stage in Toronto and Orillia, Ontario (Mr. Leacock's home town), and later revived at the Charlottetown Festival and the Mariposa Festival. "He had beautiful songs and it was a funny script based on Stephen Leacock's humour," said Mrs. Campbell. "He didn't miss a bit of it."
In 1954, Mr. MOORE quit the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to join Tyrone Guthrie at the new Stratford Festival, to act and to produce his own plays and musicals. His tenure was brief, but he did appear as Escalus in Measure for Measure in the festival's inaugural season.
His richest creative period was probably his years as the founding artistic director of the Charlottetown Festival, from 1964 to 1968. Mrs. Campbell tells a charming story about Mr. MOORE's reprising some songs about Anne of Green Gables from a television show that Mr. Campbell had produced, at the gala performance, in front of the Queen, at the opening of the Confederation Centre for the Arts in Charlottetown in 1964. Apparently, the Queen loved the songs but wondered where the rest of the show was. Mr. MOORE interpreted these comments as a "command" from the monarch and issued an invitation to the Campbells to come up with a musical about Anne.
And that was the genesis of the musical Anne of Green Gables. Mr. Campbell wrote the music, Don Harron adapted the book and Mrs. Campbell wrote many of the lyrics. In the end, Mr. MOORE contributed two key songs, The Words and Open the Window, which opens the second act. "He has been part of our trio ever since," she said.
After the breakup of his first marriage in the mid-1960s, Mr. MOORE married literary biographer Phyllis GROSSKURTH in May of 1968. Nathan Cohen announced their nuptials by writing in the Toronto Star: " Double congratulations to Mavor MOORE. He married literary historian Phyllis GROSSKURTH on Sunday, and on Monday Toronto City Council finally gave the go-ahead signal for the building of the St. Lawrence Centre." As general director, Mr. MOORE saw the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts opened and passed on the reins to Leon MAJOR in 1970.
The two men had met in the early '60s because Mr. MAJOR had directed a couple of Spring Thaws. Mr. MAJOR went to Halifax in 1963 to start the Neptune Theatre and invited Mr. MOORE to play Undershaft in Major Barbara. "It was very important to me to have him there because he was so knowledgeable and he could bring some weight to Neptune," Mr. MAJOR said.
Mr. MOORE also directed plays for Neptune in subsequent seasons. The two men worked together years later when Mr. MAJOR directed the opera Louis Riel, for which Mr. MOORE had written the libretto. "Working with him on that was a joy because he was a writer who didn't think every word he wrote was sacrosanct and he was supportive about the production," said Mr. MAJOR.
From the St. Lawrence Centre, Mr. MOORE accepted an appointment in the faculty of arts at the newly established York University in Toronto. While teaching at York, he took on yet another responsibility as the first artist appointed head of the Canada Council, a position he held from 1979 to 1983. York designated him professor emeritus in 1984 when he reached 65.
By now, his second marriage had ended. In 1979, he and Harry Freedman attended the Courtney Summer Youth Camp in British Columbia, supervising the production of the opera Abracadabra -- Mr. Freedman wrote the music and Mr. MOORE the libretto. Soprano Alexandra (Sandra) BROWNING was also there as a teacher and singer. "It was instant attraction," she said yesterday from Victoria. "Our eyes met in the cafeteria and we clicked." They were married the following year and have one daughter, Jessica.
He moved to British Columbia, settling first in Vancouver, then in Victoria in late 1980s. He made his presence known in the best possible way by teaching at the University of British Columbia, serving as co-chair of the World Conference on Arts, Business and Politics at Expo 86 in Vancouver, as founding chair of the British Columbia Arts Council from 1996 to 1998, and as an adjunct research professor in fine arts and humanities at the University of Victoria.
He published his aptly named memoirs, Reinventing Myself, in 1994 when he was 75, although he largely limited himself to the first 50 years of his life. In reviewing the book for The Globe and Mail, Martin Knelman called Mr. MOORE a "one-man cultural conglomerate." He praised the book as "a lively and informative memoir almost preposterously crammed with incident," but he chastised Mr. MOORE for his frustrating lack of disclosure and introspection not only about his own life, but his relationship with his formidable mother. But then that was one of Mr. MOORE's more charming qualities his diplomacy and his amicability that enabled him to get along with almost anybody, including his three wives, all of whom were on friendly terms with him until the end of his life.
James Mavor MOORE was born in Toronto on March 8, 1919. He died in Victoria after a period of declining health on December 18, 2006. He was 87. He is survived by his wife, Alexandra (Sandra) Browning, his five daughters and their families, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A tribute to his life will be held at the University Club in Victoria on January 6, 2007, at 2 p.m. Another celebration will be held in Toronto at a later date.

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