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O'GRADY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
BUTTERFIELD, Frederick Edmund
A resident of Chatham. Frederick Edmund BUTTERFIELD died Tuesday February 28, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 90. Born in Healey Falls, Ontario son of the late Herbert Choate and Clara Lorraine Phoebe (BROWN) BUTTERFIELD. Beloved husband of the late Margaret A. (STACK) BUTTERFIELD (1989) and Clare (O'GRADY) BUTTERFIELD (2000.) Dear father of Ronald H. and Valerie BUTTERFIELD, Chatham. Grandfather of Anna Lee and Jeff EDMONDSON, Chatham and Fred BUTTERFIELD, Orillia. Great Grandfather of Shawna and Tyler EDMONDSON. A Private Family Memorial service will be conducted at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St. Chatham. Cremation. Donations made by cheque to the Charity of Choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-13 published
DAVIDSON, Bernice (née COOK)
At her home in Goderich on Friday, March 10, 2006. Bernice (COOK) DAVIDSON in her 84th year. Beloved wife of nearly 64 years of Herbert DAVIDSON. Dear mother of Ken and Louise DAVIDSON of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Eleanor DAVIDSON of Guelph and Heather Davidson MARTIN and Fred MARTIN of London. Loving grandmother of Jeff DAVIDSON, Greg DAVIDSON, Tanya MARTIN, Jacob MARTIN and great-grandchild Tanner DAVIDSON. Survived by sister Frances O'GRADY. Predeceased by her parents Oliver and Gertrude COOK, brothers Robert, Jack and Frank COOK. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or Knox Presbyterian Church gratefully acknowledged.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
DAVIDSON, Bernice (née COOK)
At her home in Goderich on Friday, March 10, 2006. Bernice (COOK) DAVIDSON in her 84th year. Beloved wife of nearly 64 years of Herbert DAVIDSON. Dear mother of Ken and Louise DAVIDSON of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Eleanor DAVIDSON of Guelph and Heather Davidson MARTIN and Fred MARTIN of London. Loving grandmother of Jeff DAVIDSON, Greg DAVIDSON, Tanya MARTIN, Jacob MARTIN and great-grandchild Tanner DAVIDSON. Survived by sister Frances O'GRADY. Predeceased by her parents Oliver and Gertrude COOK, brothers Robert, Jack and Frank COOK. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or Knox Presbyterian Church gratefully acknowledged.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-26 published
BROWN, Nora Brown (née O'GRADY)
90 years, of Petrolia. Passed away at her home on Sunday, September 24, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Charles A. BROWN (1989.) Dear mother Noreen SMITH and the late Larry of London, Charles and Helen BROWN of Bright's Grove, and Shirley TENK and the late Harry of Sarnia. Dear sister of Mary, Eileen, and Tom all of England, predeceased by sisters Bridget and Sheila and brothers Mike and John. Also survived by five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. Parish Prayer's will offered on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 216 Ladies' Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 8: 45 p.m. A funeral mass will be Celebrated at St. Philip's Church, Petrolia, on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-04 published
ROWDEN, Mary Ellen (née CLARK)
Of Caressant Care Home, Saint Thomas, on Thursday, November 2, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 90th year. Wife of the late Walter ROWDEN and dear mother of Lee ROWDEN and his partner Mary Helen RAMERTH, William and his wife Diane ROWDEN, Marie TRUDELL and the late Raymond "Red" ROWDEN (1974.) Predeceased by 2 sisters Grace (Brady) O'GRADY and Annabelle LUNN. Special aunt of Ken LUNN (Marlene,) Ron LUNN (Gail,) Ray LUNN (Doreen) and Linda CLARK (Charlie) and their families. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mary Ellen was born in Dunwich Township on November 19, 1916, the daughter of the late Clarence and Annie CLARK. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Saint Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
HAWKEN, William Cullen, Q.C.
Peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Margaret (née O'GRADY.) Loved father of William Cullen HAWKEN, Christopher Paul HAWKEN and his wife Terri-Anne and Joseph Anthony HAWKEN, all of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Lydia. Dear brother of Barbara and her husband Doctor John JOHNSON of Hamilton and Katherine and her husband George DEMBROSKI of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents Doctor William Cullen HAWKEN and Gladys HAWKEN. Bill will also be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Bill maintained a Law Practice with Kerr and Hawken in Burlington since 1968. Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Chair of Animal Review Board of Ontario, Former Trustee and Chair of Halton Catholic District School Board, Founding Member of the Burlington Youth Residence, Former Board Member of Halton Children's Aid Society. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint_John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Brant Street (at Blairholm), on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. Vigil Monday 8: 30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. www.smithsfh.com

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
McCLEARY, Min
Fond farewell to our feisty family titan Min McCLEARY in Orillia, November 30th, aged 95. Mother to Judy (Lou) PROBSAINT_Gran to Lou (Kate KLEIN,) Steve (Jen O'GRADY,) Nick and Christine (Andrew BURK/BURKE- HALL) and Great Gran to Zach and Ben PROBST, Lou and Cole PROBST, Emily and Jessica BURK/BURKE- HALL. Body donated to U of T.

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O'GRADY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
Officer who shot Dudley GEORGE dies
DEANE killed in accident on 401
He was scheduled to testify at inquiry
By Peter EDWARDS, Staff Reporter
Kenneth DEANE, the elite Ontario Provincial Police paramilitary officer convicted of fatally shooting Indian activist Anthony (Dudley) GEORGE, was killed on the weekend in a traffic accident on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario.
DEANE, 45, was in charge of a four-man sniper team late at night on September 6, 1995, with the job of escorting the force's crowd management unit, or riot squad, as it marched toward about three dozen protestors outside Ipperwash Provincial Park.
Police marched on the park at night two days after Stoney Point Indians occupied the park, saying it contained sacred burial grounds. Their claims were later supported by documents released by the federal government.
DEANE, nicknamed "Tex" by colleagues, was expected to be called as a witness next month at the Ipperwash inquiry before Mr. Justice Sidney LINDEN in the town of Forest, near the now-closed park.
The mandate of the inquiry is to probe events surrounding GEORGE's death, and to draft recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.
"He did wrong, but the family has always said that he shouldn't be the scapegoat," GEORGE family lawyer Murray KLIPPENSTEIN said.
"The family thinks the inquiry can still do its very important job very well," KLIPPENSTEIN said.
The inquiry has heard 101 witnesses: since it began hearings in July 2004.
Sam GEORGE, Dudley's brother, said in an interview yesterday that he felt bad when he heard of the death, which happened on Saturday afternoon during a whiteout on Highway 401 near Prescott.
"Any life lost is a tragedy," Sam GEORGE said. "I feel badly for his family."
DEANE is the third police officer involved in the massive police operation at Ipperwash to die in a traffic accident.
Sgt. Margaret EVE was hit by a transport truck on Highway 401 near Chatham in June 2000, while Insp. Dale LINTON, the officer who activated DEANE's unit that night, was killed in a single-vehicle accident near Smiths Falls in October 2000.
The Ontario Provincial Police said that DEANE was killed by a tractor-trailer at about 1: 15 p.m. on Saturday.
DEANE was driving a westbound Ford Explorer, and was attempting to steer around vehicles when he struck the back of a stopped tractor-trailer unit. A second tractor-trailer was unable to stop and struck his Explorer. DEANE was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger, who has not been identified, was taken to Brockville General Hospital with serious injuries.
Sam GEORGE, who never spoke to DEANE, said he would have been a valuable witness at the public inquiry.
"We needed to know why he thought he was there that night," Sam GEORGE said. "Who told him to go there? What he was told, and what was his mission… Now, we'll never know."
DEANE was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death in April 1997.
Provincial Judge Hugh FRASER ruled then that Dudley GEORGE, 38, was unarmed when he was shot, and that DEANE's fellow officers doctored their evidence to support him.
That trial, held in the Sarnia courthouse, heard that GEORGE had a bullet wound in his right calf, consistent with him being shot in the back of the leg, and another bullet wound that punctured a lung.
After being found guilty of shooting GEORGE, DEANE was given a conditional sentence of two years less a day, to be served outside jail, plus community service. At the time of the shooting, DEANE was a senior officer in the paramilitary Tactics and Rescue Unit, which carried sub-machine guns with night-vision scopes.
DEANE hung on to his job for 5½ years after the criminal conviction, as he unsuccessfully appealed the verdict to the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Once his appeals were exhausted, he faced disciplinary charges under the Police Services Act.
In September 2001, he told a disciplinary hearing: "I sincerely apologize to the family and Friends of Dudley GEORGE and to his community for causing the terrible loss that they have been forced to endure."
However, under cross-examination, he said his apology did not mean that he admitted doing anything wrong in the park that night, when he and six other Ontario Provincial Police officers fired upon Indian protestors.
Former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Thomas O'GRADY told the public inquiry last fall that he now believes that all of the Indian protestors were unarmed.
Prosecutor Denise DWYER asked DEANE at his 2001 disciplinary hearing if he felt he was justified in opening fire.
"That was my belief that night," DEANE replied.
"And it remains your belief today?" DWYER continued.
"Yes it does," he replied.
At those Police Services Act hearings in late 2001, DEANE's lawyer, Ian ROLAND argued that, apart from Ipperwash, DEANE had had a stellar 16-year career with the Ontario Provincial Police.
ROLAND noted that DEANE had risen since the night of GEORGE's death to become the force's top bomb and anti-terrorist weapons expert. ROLAND also noted that many political commentators blamed the former Conservative provincial government for the bloodshed at Ipperwash.
"Acting Sergeant DEANE didn't make the decision for the Ontario Provincial Police to be involved and cannot be held responsible for the damage that flowed from the incident," said ROLAND, calling dismissal a "professional death sentence."
However, when she ordered DEANE off the force, adjudicator Loyall CANN, former deputy chief of the Toronto force, called DEANE's conviction "the most serious" ever recorded against the Ontario Provincial Police.
"What could possibly be more shocking to society than to have a sworn, fully trained and experienced police officer, while on duty, in full uniform, using a police-issued firearm, kill an unarmed citizen?" she asked in her 28-page ruling.
"This is further aggravated by the fact that the sworn police officer was found by the presiding criminal court justice to have concocted and fabricated his evidence.
"I find that this is one of those exceedingly tragic incidents in which one act of negligent behaviour has totally nullified an otherwise promising career," she said, ordering DEANE off the force in January 2002 for discreditable conduct because of his criminal conviction.
In his April 1997 criminal trial, DEANE testified that he fired after observing muzzle flashes indicating that the protestors were firing at officers -- and that he saw a man in a half-crouched position holding a rifle and scanning the police.
He also gave a detailed description of the rifle.
But DEANE was found guilty after another officer who had been standing close to him at the time testified that he did not see any muzzle flashes, other than his own, and that he observed "a pole or stick" in GEORGE's hand.
DEANE had fired seven shots that night -- four at other natives and three at GEORGE.
After losing his job, DEANE worked in security with an Ontario Hydro nuclear station.

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