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McILHAGGA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-24 published
McILHAGGA, Liston Burns
(Captain Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Retired)
Peacefully at the North York Seniors Health Centre on January 20th, 2006, in his 88th year. Distinguished career with the Royal Navy commanding a flotilla of Motor Torpedo Boats in the English Channel and Indian Ocean during World War 2. Wounded in action and mentioned in dispatch. Captain H.M.C.S. Chippawa (Winnipeg) for 9 years. President of the Naval Officer's Association. Long and distinguished career in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation starting as a broadcaster covering the Royal tours, tall ships and other special events. He was responsible for many innovations in the early days of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retired as head of International Relations. Predeceased by his wife Ruth. Loving father of Brian and Alastair. Uncle to Liston (Carole) McILHAGGA, Elizabeth (deceased) (John) SPENCER and Sean McILHAGGA. Great-uncle to David, Cariad and Paul and Great-great-uncle to Nathan. Dear friend to Margaret, Debbie and Thomas MacDOWELL. At his request, no formal funeral service will take place. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 416-441-1580. Please visit www.etouch.ca for further information.

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McILHARGEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-10 published
KEOGH, John " Jack"
Suddenly at his residence, on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006, John (Jack) KEOGH of London in his 76th year. son of the late Andy and Kathleen KEOGH. Loving husband for 48 years of Mary (McILHARGEY) KEOGH. Beloved father of Mike and Linda KEOGH of Saint Thomas, Pat and Sharon KEOGH of London, Lori and Will MacMURDO of Australia, John and Lianna KEOGH of Ailsa Craig and Kevin KEOGH also of London. Predeceased by daughter Mary Ellen. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Bryan, Lauren, Brent, Kristen, Bradley, Brendan, Katie, Thomas, Michaela, Breanne and Laurel. Dear brother of Helen and Jim DEFINNEY, and Winnifred and Ken SHEPPARD. Predeceased by his sister Catherine and by his brother-in-law Matt DUNAN. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Monday, November 13th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Saint Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex. Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Sunday at 7: 00 p.m.

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McILHERON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-03-08 published
MCINNES/MCINNIS, Clarence Stanley
Passed away on Friday, March 03, 2006, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in his 82nd year. Clarence, husband of Eileen MCINNES/MCINNIS of Singhampton. Dear father of Jim and Lynda MCINNES/MCINNIS, Doug and Nancy LONG and Darleen MCINNES/MCINNIS. Loving grandfather of Brad and Sumer MCINNES/MCINNIS, Stacey LANDRY, Gillian LANDRY, Darren LONG, and great grandfather of Cole, Paige, Ethan, Ryan, Emily, Wyatt and Alex. Clarence is survived by his sisters Vera McDERMITT and Doreen and her husband Jim CLOSE, and by brother- in-law Bob McILHERON and sister-in-law Francis McDERMITT. A private family mass was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Stayner. A Celebration of Life for Clarence's Friends and family will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. at the home of Doug and Nancy LONG. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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McILHERON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-11 published
McILHERON, C. Margaret (formerly ARMSTRONG)
Passed away peacefully on Friday January 6, 2006 at the Leisureworld Caregiving Centre (Creedan Valley Nursing Home), Creemore in her 86th year. Margaret of Stayner, beloved wife of Robert McILHERON and the late Melville ARMSTRONG (1981.) Survived by her brother Clarence (Eileen) MCINNES/MCINNIS, sisters Elvera McDERMID and Doreen (Jim) CLOSE, sister-in-law Frances MCINNES/MCINNIS and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Archie, Hughie and Raymond MCINNES/MCINNIS, sister Mae MCINNES/MCINNIS, brother-in-law Jim McDERMID and sister-in-law Ellen MCINNES/MCINNIS. Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel Tuesday January 10, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. For more information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to www.Generations.on.ca
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McILHERON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-18 published
McILHERON, Margaret
The family of the late Margaret McILHERON would like to take this opportunity to thank Drs., nurses and staff of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Creedan Valley Leisureworld Nursing Home, Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home for their efficient and caring services. Reverend Neil MATHERS for his uplifting message and to the pallbearers. Thank you to neighbours, Friends and relatives for food, flowers, donations and cards. Special thank you to Jack and Ella for being there at this difficult time and to Darren McCAIG for piping at the cemetery Thank you to the ladies of the Jubilee Presbyterian Church for the lovely lunch they served after the funeral.
Robert McILHERON
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McILHERON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-03-08 published
MCINNES/MCINNIS, Clarence Stanley
Passed away on Friday, March 03, 2006, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in his 82nd year. Clarence, husband of Eileen MCINNES/MCINNIS of Singhampton. Dear father of Jim and Lynda MCINNES/MCINNIS, Doug and Nancy LONG and Darleen MCINNES/MCINNIS. Loving grandfather of Brad and Sumer MCINNES/MCINNIS, Stacey LANDRY, Gillian LANDRY, Darren LONG, and great grandfather of Cole, Paige, Ethan, Ryan, Emily, Wyatt and Alex. Clarence is survived by his sisters Vera McDERMITT and Doreen and her husband Jim CLOSE, and by brother-in-law Bob McILHERON and sister-in-law Francis McDERMITT. A private family mass was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Stayner. A Celebration of Life for Clarence's Friends and family will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. at the home of Doug and Nancy LONG. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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McILMOYLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-01 published
McLACHLAN, Ray
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Friday, September 29, 2006, Ray McLACHLAN of Wardsville in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Isobel (HAGGITH) McLACHLAN. Dear father of Tom (June), Wayne (Norma), Bonnie (Richard) McILMOYLE, Bob (Ditte). Loved by 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Survived by one brother, Bob (Ruth) McLACHLAN. Predeceased by one daughter, Beverley, 3 sisters, Helen ARMSTRONG, Jean GALBRAITH and Shirley LENI and one brother, Neil. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service to be held at 1: 30p.m. on Tuesday, October 3. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Hammond Masonic Lodge #327 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a service at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Saint_John's Presbyterian Church, Wardsville.

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McILMOYLE o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-18 published
GENGE- WORTZMAN, Dorothy Vivian (née McILMOYLE)
Peacefully, at Princess Gardens, on Friday, March 17, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Lorne GENGE and the late Harry WORTZMAN. Dear mother of Lorraine KINSMAN of Millbrook and Ruth ROSS and Sharron HAM (husband Douglas) of Peterborough. Loving Grandmother of Sheril ROUTLY (David), Craig HAM (Lesley) and Kellie WALDEN (Ken). Great-grandmother of Ryan and Rachel ROUTLY, Karl and Connor HAM and Kacey and Madison WALDEN. Sister of Phyllis RUSSELL, Helen NURSE, Beverley SHEARER, Jacqueline McILMOYLE, Betty CLARK, Robert McILMOYLE and Leonard McILMOYLE. Predeceased by sister Margaret McILMOYLE and brothers Norman, Jack, Paul and Elwood (Buck) McILMOYLE. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Sunday, March 19, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, March 20th at 2: 30 p.m., Reverend Bradley WEEKS officiating. Interment Little Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McILMOYLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-17 published
ROME, George Lenard
Peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit at 76 years of age. Loving husband of Jean (QUINN) for 56 years. Beloved father of Steve and his wife Kelly of Sault Ste. Marie, David and his wife Debra of Ottawa, Debbie LUCAS and her husband Robert of Minneapolis, and Brad and his wife Laurie of Sudbury. Cherished grandfather to Chris, Matt, Michael, Sarah, Lauren, Katie, Joshua, and Mandie. Dear brother of Muriel MONAHAN and her husband Bud, Evelyn BROCKLEY and her husband the late Arthur, Barbara McILMOYLE and her husband the late Ivan, Margaret PULCINE and her husband the late Harry, Millie HUGGINS and her husband Gord both predeceased, Shirley JAMIESON and her husband Buck both predeceased. Dear brother-in-law of Joan KIRKUS and her husband the late Ernie, Ed WILLIAMS and his wife the late Muriel. Remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service to held at St. Matthew's United Church Peterborough, on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 2 p.m. If desired memorial donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Unit or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel 600 Monaghan Rd. S., Peterborough 705-745-3211.

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McILORY o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2006-10-20 published
McILROY, Grace Margaret
(Member of Ladies Shrine, Salaam Club, Collingwood)
On October 12th, 2006 at Leisureworld Creeden Valley, Nursing Home, Creemore in her 85th year. Grace McILROY of Collingwood beloved wife of Robert McILROY. Dear mother of John CROMBIE (Jan) of Omemee, Gary CROMBIE (Mary) of Aurora, Jeff McILROY (Stacey) of Beeton, Arlene PROTHMANN (Gerhard) New Lowell. Predeceased by daughter Joyce FISHER (Mickey FISHER) Edmonton, Alberta. Grandma to Danny ROUTLEDGE (Lisa), Kim HODINSKY (Ben), Dawn FISHER, Ian FISHER, Letisha and Kelsey CROMBIE, Paul and Diana CROMBIE, Kurtis and Rory McILORY, Kristin, Kerri, Michelle ROULEAU, Alex and Grant PROTHMANN. Great-grandma to Christopher and Amanda HODINSKY, Bradley FISHER, Kristy and Jay ROUTLEDGE and Jordan REIS. Visitation was held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road E., Wasaga Beach on Sunday October 15th, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (705-429-1040) Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. ANDERSON in the Chapel on Monday October 16th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Wasaga Beach Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital as expressions of sympathy.
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McILRAITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
McILRAITH, Mary Margaret
In Ottawa on Thursday, November 23, 2006, with the outstanding dignity, grace, warmth and courage that guided her life. Mary Margaret McILRAITH, 65, daughter of the late Margaret and the late Hon. George J. McILRAITH. Mary Margaret was the devoted mother to four loving, adoring children: Cathy, Ken (Elizabeth ALLEN), Julia (Erik v. WITZLEBEN), and Geoff (Phoebe MILES) SPROULE. She was the special loving Grandmother and Nanna to six wonderful boys: James, William, Duncan, Graeme, Kyle and Matthias. Predeceased by her sisters Cathy and Janet, she is survived and fondly remembered by her brother George E. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Monday November 27th and Tuesday November 28th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service and celebration of Mary Marg's life is currently being planned (to follow the Liberal Convention weekend, of course!). Details will follow. It is the children's heartfelt wish that donations be made in their mom's name to the SCO Health Service Foundation in tribute to the loving care that she received while at the Elizabeth Bruyère Centre, Ottawa, in particular by their outstanding nursing staff. Condolences/donations/tributes at mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143.

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McILROY o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2006-10-20 published
McILROY, Grace Margaret
(Member of Ladies Shrine, Salaam Club, Collingwood)
On October 12th, 2006 at Leisureworld Creeden Valley, Nursing Home, Creemore in her 85th year. Grace McILROY of Collingwood beloved wife of Robert McILROY. Dear mother of John CROMBIE (Jan) of Omemee, Gary CROMBIE (Mary) of Aurora, Jeff McILROY (Stacey) of Beeton, Arlene PROTHMANN (Gerhard) New Lowell. Predeceased by daughter Joyce FISHER (Mickey FISHER) Edmonton, Alberta. Grandma to Danny ROUTLEDGE (Lisa), Kim HODINSKY (Ben), Dawn FISHER, Ian FISHER, Letisha and Kelsey CROMBIE, Paul and Diana CROMBIE, Kurtis and Rory McILORY, Kristin, Kerri, Michelle ROULEAU, Alex and Grant PROTHMANN. Great-grandma to Christopher and Amanda HODINSKY, Bradley FISHER, Kristy and Jay ROUTLEDGE and Jordan REIS. Visitation was held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road E., Wasaga Beach on Sunday October 15th, 2006, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (705-429-1040) Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. ANDERSON in the Chapel on Monday October 16th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Wasaga Beach Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital as expressions of sympathy.
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McILROY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
McILROY, Janet " Jenny"
Peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Monday, January 2, 2006 at the age of 76. Wife of the late John. Loving mother of Ian (Chantal) and Scott (Karen). Dear grandmother of Bronwyn and Aidan. Dear sister of Robert (Pat), Ralph (Dale) and the late Jack and Charlie. Dear aunt of Sally, Cathy, Joanna, Stuart and Robert. Dear friend of Margaret REYNOLDS and family and Ruth HICKS. Special thanks to Dr. Michael WONG. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m.

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McILROY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-29 published
McILROY, Charles John
Peacefully in his residence on January 20, 2006 at the age of 74 years. Charles McILROY of Sutton, lovingly remembered by Friends, neighbours and church family. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 129 Metro Road North, Keswick, Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Briar Hill Cemetery.

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McILROY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
McCANDLESS, Elizabeth " Betty" (HUNTER)
Peacefully at her home, Nobleton, on Saturday, March 4, 2006, Elizabeth (Betty) HUNTER, in her 83rd year, beloved wife of the late John MacLean McCANDLESS. Loving mother of Liz and Wayne BROWN, Nobleton. Number one fan, encourager and proud "Granny Mac" to Adam, B.J. and Kevin. Also affectionately known as "Granny MAC" by Erma, Brad and Ian EVANS. Dear sister of Vilma (Mrs. James McILROY), Scarborough; Mrs. Elsie SLOANE, England. The family appreciates the compassionate care given by Community Care Access Centre, York Region and her many Friends who made it possible for Betty to remain at home. A memorial service will be held in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 5750 King Road, Nobleton on Saturday, March 11 at 2 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Driveway Fund, P.O. Box 535, Nobleton L0G 1N0 or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com Betty's warm smile, her unshakeable faith and light-hearted sense of humour inspired family, Friends and caregivers. She will be missed. Friends and family are welcome to drop in to her home.

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McILWAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
McILWAIN, Stanley " Bill"
At Maitland Manor on Sunday, April 23, 2006 Stanley "Bill" McILWAIN of Goderich Twp in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Berneice (JOHNSTON) McILWAIN. Dear father of Walter (Anne) McILWAIN of Goderich Twp., Carole (Barry) DICKSON/DIXON of Clinton and Catherine McILWAIN at home. Loving grandfather of Shawn (Amanda) DICKSON/DIXON, Kevin McILWAIN, Jason (Angela) McILWAIN, Kimberly DICKSON/DIXON and great-grandfather of Conner and Emma DICKSON/DIXON. Also survived by sister Esther WRIGHT of Hensall and sister-in-law Hazel McILWAIN of Goderich. Predeceased by brothers Everett and Maurice McILWAIN. Friends may call at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or North Street Church gratefully acknowledged.

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McILWAIN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-13 published
McILWAIN, Lynda Lee (née WHITE/WHYTE)
On Friday March 10, 2006, after the most courageous battle imaginable, Lynda in her 58th year passed away in Toronto General Hospital. Loving wife of Ken, mother of Jay (Liana) (Toronto), daughter of Barbara WHITE/WHYTE and Earl WHITE/WHYTE, sister to Blaine (Pamela and son Kyle) WHITE/WHYTE. Cherished sister-in-law to Joan, Paul, Janet (Winnipeg,) Doug and Wanda, Bill and Ann, John McILWAIN, Cathy and Dennis McCARROLL, Reg FOWLER. Lynda will be remembered as the lady with the beautiful smile and the friendly demeanor. That is, in part, why she had so many Friends. Her co-workers from past and present have been so tremendously support over this past 7 weeks while Lynda fought to recover from her surgery. She also had the same level of support from family to help her along. Her fight was brave, dignified and always positive. Sometimes all the love and prayers just are not enough and Lynda now is in a place where there will be no suffering. There will be a private family service for Lynda followed later by a Celebration of her Life. The Celebration of Life will be Sunday April 2nd at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Hunter Street across from St. Peter's Church between 1: 00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. All Friends, co-workers, family members are invited to drop by. A huge thanks to all the wonderful Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses who helped Lynda along during her stay mostly in the Intensive Care Unit. They will always be remembered by the family. Should anyone care to donate to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to Five Counties Children's Centre on Lynda's behalf it would be appreciated by the family. You can do this through the Kaye Funeral Home on George Street.

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McILWAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-27 published
McILWAIN, Gordon
Suddenly, yet peacefully at Sunnycrest Nursing Home, Whitby, in his 94th year. Born in a Canadian National Railway Boxcar in Pembroke, Ontario on October 13, 1912. Predeceased by his wife of 50 years; Muriel McILWAIN (née SAYA.) Dear father to Anna Mary and Connie. Devoted grandfather of Nicole PULLA (Geordie,) Danielle PULLA (Geoff) and Siomonn PULLA (Lara.) Great grandfather to Emma and Jack PULLA- WILSON. Predeceased by his brother Rev. Eric McILWAIN and survived by his sister Dorothy CLARK of California. Friends and family may call at McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King Street East, Oshawa on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Ontario or Durham College Student Bursary Fund and would be greatly appreciated.

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McILWAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-15 published
McILWAIN, Frederick Gordon
By Anna Mary McILWAIN and Connie McILWAIN
Camping enthusiast, family man. Born October 13, 1912, in Pembroke, Ontario Died September 24 in Oshawa, Ontario, of a stroke, aged Gordon McILWAIN was born in a box car. His father, Sam, was a civil engineer who worked on the construction of a Northern Ontario Canadian National Railway line. In those days, families were housed in box cars that were somehow fashioned into living accommodations.
In his early childhood, Gordie (as he was known for many years to come) and his parents, lived in Capreol, on a siding, in a box-car house. Other than the sporadic arrivals of the "boxcar school," formal schooling did not exist. Gordie and his best friend spent their days playing in the woods, setting traps and snaring rabbits, snowshoeing in the winter and swimming in the summer. He was taught some rudimentary reading and mathematics by his father. When the boxcar school did arrive, Gordie spent one day at school, came down with the measles and that was the end of that.
When Gordie was 7, the family settled in Ottawa on Sunnyside Ave. and he was able to attend "real" school for the first time. He often talked about the thrill of being able to walk to the nearby library and revelling in the prospects of choosing books to read. His lifelong love and fascination with learning developed early.
His commitment to community service also developed early. Gord was an enthusiastic Boy Scout and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of Canada when he rescued a drowning child from the Rideau River. Gordon was an avid camper and canoeist. As a teenager, he and some of his scouting buddies planned an extensive canoe trip down the Rideau with the goal of reaching Lake Ontario. The portages were made easier with rail passes provided by his father for the entire group. His trip was interrupted when he was called home to look after his younger brother and sister as his mother was quite ill. After that, he often had to give up his own plans and activities to take on more responsibilities at home.
He met his dear love Muriel, the mother of his two daughters, in Parry Sound, where they both worked. After their marriage in 1942, they moved to Sarnia and Gordon worked for a chemical factory. In 1949, he was hired by the union -- the International Chemical Workers Union. Gordon rose quickly in the ranks of the union and three years later was elected Canadian vice-president of the International Chemical Workers Union. He held that position until 1962.
During this time he was also a delegate at the inaugural convention of the New Democratic Party and considered Tommy Douglas a friend.
Gordon had a strong desire to serve his community. He was a member and also chair of the Whitby School Board, a founding governor of Durham College in Oshawa, active in the development of the local Y and a member of the board of Men of the United Church of Canada.
Gordon was an enigma and a true individual. He had opinions and beliefs and he stuck to them -- even if he was wrong! He was also a quiet, modest man who rarely revealed anything about himself or his accomplishments.
He has left his family a priceless legacy in the way he lived his long, rich, and fulfilling life:
Be proud of your heritage.
Work hard and be careful with your money.
Love and respect nature. Always have a garden. Grow flowers.
Keep learning. Nurture your mind. Read, read, and read some more.
Find ways to serve others.
Treasure and care for your family.
We intend to nurture and preserve that legacy for all of the McILWAINs who will follow him.
Anna Mary and Connie McILWAIN are Gordon's daughters.

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McILWAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
COLLARD, Charles " Chuck" Henry
Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, Continuing Care Unit on Sunday, January 29th, 2006, in his 91st year. Chuck, predeceased by his loving wife Irene (née SUTTON). Beloved father of Joan WALKER (Marvin), Mary COLLARD- RADFORD (Victor,) Paul COLLARD (Susan McILWAIN.) Dear grandfather to Kathryn HANNA (Glenn), Barbara CATALANO (Joe), Allison WALKER- CHRETIEN (Tim,) Honoure and Cadence McILWAIN- COLLARD. Great-grandfather to Andrew and Laura HANNA, Michael and Daniel CATALANO, Sarah and Zachary CHRETIEN. Chuck retired from Ontario Hydro after 33 years of service. He had in excess of 65 years of service in the scouting movement. He was known to several generations of scouts as "Mr. C", during his over 40 year tenure as Scout Master at the 7th Oshawa Scout Troop. He held many positions within the Oshawa District, including District Commissioner. He and Irene spent many enjoyable years at Camp Samac Adventure Base in Haliburton, where he served as the Camp Director. Chuck was instrumental in co-founding "Hands Across the Border" International Scouting exchange between Canada and the United States and also the 7th Oshawa Order of the Crown, honouring all King and Queen Scouts. For his especially distinguished service to scouting, Chuck was awarded one of the highest national honours by Scouts Canada, the Silver Acorn. He will be sadly missed by his family and Friends and also by the many men whose lives he so profoundly influenced during his service with Scouting. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, January 31st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. George's Memorial Anglican Church, 51 Centre Street South (corner of Centre and Bagot Street) on Thursday, February 2nd at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Campbellford in the spring. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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McILWAINE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-10 published
PICKERING, Doris Elizabeth
Peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, May 8th, 2006, Mrs. Doris Elizabeth PICKERING, of London, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" PICKERING. Loving mother of Barry PICKERING of London. Dear sister of Alma STEVENS of England. Survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Arthur (Marjorie) CORSAUT, Ross CORSAUT, Glen (Shirley) CORSAUT, Verna MacILWAINE, Catherine (Leonard) JOYES, Ruth (Larry) CONLEY, Audrey (the late Cecil) SIMPSON (PICKERING,) as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her 3 brothers and 3 sisters. A special thank you to the staff at University Hospital for their kindness and support. Resting at the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas St.) on Thursday, May 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Friday, May 12th at 11 a.m. Interment Parkhill Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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McILWRAITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
BRIAN, Mary A. (née McILWRAITH)
After a long and valiant battle with Mississippi, died peacefully in her sleep at Saint Mary's Hospital, surrounded by her three loving daughters. She is sadly missed by her adoring husband of 40 years, Michael; her cherished daughters, Connie, Imogen (Chris) and Jessica (Kevin); and her cheeky grand_sons, Sam, Jacob and Ronan, who gave her so much pleasure. She leaves behind her loving sister Peggy (Murray), brother Tommy (Duane) and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was a dedicated teacher and director of the Centre for Mature Students at Concordia University and a strong advocate for her students. Thanks to her devoted caregivers, Cristy, Ligaya, Venus and Jonathan and to Doctor Yael Acre and the nursing staff at Saint Mary's Hospital whose committed support helped to ensure her comfort and dignity. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at 3: 00 p.m. at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, 514-279-6540. Reception to follow at the family home. In lieu of flowers, her family would appreciate a donation be made in her name to her favourite charity, the World Wildlife Fund (www.wwf.ca).

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McILWRAITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-15 published
McILWRAITH, Kenneth Douglas
On Monday, September 11, 2006, after a brief illness in his 90th year. Born in Toronto in 1917, younger son of William Norman and Ruby (SOMERVILLE) McILWRAITH. A graduate of Cambridge University, he joined the British Army, and served in the Middle East and Norway. After the war, he returned to Canada, joined the Department of External Affairs as a Foreign Service officer with postings in Geneva, Tokyo, Paris and Oslo. Pre-deceased by his wife Ruth (née KEHOE) and brother William Gordon. Step-father of Deirdre and Darragh, father of Mary and Sheila BEINGESSNER. Grandfather of Julia, Sonia and Alexis BEINGESSNER. Brother-in-law of Patricia (née BRIGHTMAN) and uncle of Margaret (Chris) WILLIAM, Peter (Catherine), and Richard, all in England. We will remember him as a gentle man, honourable and generous, with a keen appreciation for all sports, but especially the game of golf. Private funeral. A graveside service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. A Reception will be held at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, Gatineau, Sunday, September 17, 2-5 p.m.

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McILWRAITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-11 published
Kenneth McILWRAITH, Officer and Diplomat (1917-2006)
The quiet ambassador had some remarkable wartime adventures -- patrolling Palestine on horseback and being taken prisoner by the French Foreign Legion, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
A very private, modest person, Kenneth McILWRAITH disliked talking about himself almost as much as he loved playing golf after he retired from the diplomatic service. Nevertheless, he had some extraordinary adventures in his long life.
Although Canadian born, he served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, one of the last British cavalry regiments to still use horses at the beginning of the Second World War. He was captured by the French Foreign Legion in the Syrian desert in 1941 and held for two months as a prisoner-of-war of Vichy France.
After the war he had a lengthy career as a diplomat and ultimately became Canadian ambassador to Norway and Iceland. "He was a man of infinite courtesy and patience and he helped train his juniors in a methodical and systematic way that was quite rare among senior officers and heads of missions," said Roy MacLAREN, a former High Commissioner to London and one of Mr. McILWRAITH's juniors at External Affairs. "The juniors in the department greatly admired him. He would take any amount of time helping to train us and showing us by example how to conduct ourselves," said Mr. MacLAREN. "He was a very fine person."
Kenneth Douglas McILWRAITH was the younger son of William Norman McILWRAITH and his wife Ruby (née SOMERVILLE.) His father, who had left school at 16, was hired as a clerk by George Herbert WOOD and James Henry GUNDY as one of their first two employees on the day they opened their investment firm in 1905. Mr. McILWRAITH became such an adept and valued investment analyst that five years later, when he was 30, the founders asked him to open the London office of Wood Gundy (which is now part of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce).
Although a decidedly anglophile couple, the McILWRAITHs returned to Canada every summer to their cottage on Centre Island in Lake Ontario across the harbour from Toronto, and deliberately came back to Canada in the penultimate year of the First World War so that their second son, Kenneth, could (like his elder brother William) be born on Canadian soil. As well, Mr. McILWRAITH "did not trust the quality of British medical treatment," said his grand_son Bill McILWRAITH in a e-mail from Thailand where he owns a small resort.
Ken was sent to board at Boxgrove preparatory school in Guildford, Surrey, from the age of 8. At 13, he went to Rugby School, near Coventry in Warwickshire, the same school that the soldier-poet Rupert Brooke had attended, and then went up to Cambridge where he studied English literature at Clare College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1939 and a master's the following year.
Mr. McILWRAITH joined the British Army as a second lieutenant and served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, a regiment that can trace its lineage back to 1794. At the time Mr. McILWRAITH enlisted, the regiment (which had been given the honorific Royal in 1831 and designated the Prince of Wales's Own in 1863 in tribute to the future King Edward VII) was still a cavalry unit, a tradition that must have appealed to the horse-loving Mr. McILWRAITH. He, along with his batman, served in Palestine, riding his own two horses (which he had shipped by train and boat from England) on patrols. It was only at the end of 1941, two years into the war, that the regiment was mechanized, following its transfer to the Royal Armoured Corps.
While serving as a regimental liaison officer in the Syrian desert, Mr. McILWRAITH and his batman were captured south of Palmyra on June 2, 1941, by a French patrol (of Arab soldiers with French officers, as he later explained in a letter to his parents). As France had fallen to the Germans the year before and established the Vichy collaborationist government, the French and the British were technically at war.
Mr. McILWRAITH was taken to the local commandant, a captain in the French Foreign Legion. After a noisy exchange, the commandant sent his prisoner on his first flight by "aeroplane" to Homs, about 145 kilometres west of Palmyra. "The plane was a very ancient affair (four-seater biplane), the air currents over the desert were particularly active, and the pilot and navigator were more concerned with some bottles of wine they had brought with them than with the smooth progress of their flying chicken-crate," he wrote to his parents in September, 1941.
Lieutenant McILWRAITH was transported along with other captured British officers to Alefsis on the outskirts of Athens. That's where he saw the Germans for the first time. "The Jerries paid no attention to us other than to glance with a certain bovine curiosity at the rather motley looking party of British officers. It was obvious, however, that the French depended on German authorization for every move they made," he wrote.
Another "hair-raising" flight later, the prisoners reached Salonika, where they were kept in filthy conditions in a warehouse for five days and then interned for two weeks in the hold of a French passenger ship in the harbour. After the Saint Jean d'Acre Armistice was signed on July 14 between British forces in the Middle East and Vichy France forces in Syria under General Henri Dentz, he should have been returned to the British. The prisoners were shown the armistice and allowed to read the clause demanding their immediate return to the British, but they were still loaded on a train and sent across enemy-occupied Europe and through Germany to Toulon, France -- all the time in ghastly conditions, without adequate food or water.
In Toulon, he and the other officers were finally released under the terms of the armistice and sent back to Beirut on a French ship that sailed through the Mediterranean, enjoying considerably better conditions than he had endured on his outward journey. He arrived in Cairo on August 19, a little more than two months after his capture and after 10 days leave, returned to the fighting.
The Royal Wiltshire was the first British tank regiment to engage the German (and Italian) forces under General Erwin Rommel at the crucial battle of El Alamein in North Africa in 1942. Mr. McILWRAITH missed the fighting because he was ill with jaundice and desert sores, (a virulent form of impetigo that was exacerbated by sand, heat and the confined quarters in tanks). The sergeant who took his place was killed almost immediately, according to Mr. McILWRAITH's daughter Mary.
He later served in Norway and was demobilized with the rank of captain in 1946. Although he survived the war, many of his school Friends and army colleagues were killed and he suffered from horrible nightmares about the horrors he had witnessed. His daughter, Mary McILWRAITH, can still remember him shouting in his sleep and waking everybody up. As a result they rarely talked about their father's war experience.
When peace came, his father wanted him to join Wood Gundy, but he resisted and opted instead to study Canadian history at the University of Toronto for a year with a view to joining External Affairs (now Foreign Affairs and International Trade), which he did on September 1, 1948, after successfully writing the entrance examinations. As a student, Mr. McILWRAITH lived in a boarding house on Lonsdale Road. That's where he met Ruth (née KEOGH) RICHARDSON, a widow one year his senior and the mother of two little girls, Deirdre and Darragh. Her husband Pat had fought with the Canadian forces and been killed in Holland near the end of the War.
Although of different religions -- Mr. McILWRAITH was Protestant and Mrs. RICHARDSON was Irish Catholic -- they married in 1951 just before he received his first foreign posting to Geneva. During their three years in Switzerland, the McILWRAITHs' daughter Mary was born. The family returned to Canada and lived in Ottawa where Mr. McILWRAITH was a member of the inspection service, charged with travelling the globe to observe and report back on conditions in Canadian embassies and diplomatic missions. The McILWRAITH's final child, Sheila, was born in Ottawa just before their next posting to Tokyo in 1958. They travelled by ship, as Mrs. McILWRAITH disliked flying, a trip that her daughter Mary still remembers as the height of luxury and glamour. After a three-year stint, the family went back again to Ottawa where Mr. McILWRAITH was head of personnel for External Affairs.
In 1964, the fluently bilingual Mr. McILWRAITH was posted to Paris at the height of the first wave of Front de Liberation du Québec violence in Quebec and during a troubled diplomatic period between French president Charles de Gaulle and the Canadian government. While working in the embassy he took some pleasure in recounting to his colleagues how an earlier French administration had held him as a prisoner-of-war, according to his old friend and colleague Peter Towe, former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. McILWRAITH's final posting was to Oslo where he served as ambassador to Norway and Iceland from 1972 until 1976.
He took early retirement at 60 and continued to live in Ottawa where he enjoyed playing golf, meeting with old Friends from External and reading. He and his wife separated in 1990 and she returned to Toronto where she died in 2004.
Mr. McILWRAITH, who continued to live in Ottawa in the family home with his step-daughter Darragh, was in good health, surviving prostate cancer and melanoma, until the cancer metastasized to his urinary tract. He died shortly after receiving the diagnosis and having refused treatment.
Kenneth Douglas McILWRAITH was born in Toronto on May 25, 1917. He died in Ottawa on September 11, 2006. He was 89. He is survived by his four daughters, three grandchildren and his extended family.

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McILWRICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-26 published
BROWN, Reverend Francis Emmett
On Saturday, June 24, 2006, Reverend Francis Emmett BROWN passed away peacefully in the Intensive Care Unit at Victoria Hospital in London, surrounded by his faithful and loving parishioners. He was the son of the late James Stewart and Mary K. BROWN of North Bay, Ontario. Loving brother of Georgia CONROY (Frank) and their two daughters Brenda KUPFERSCHMIDT (Mark) and their daughter Nicole of Guelph and Maureen McILWRICK (Ken) and their daughter Lauren from Sault Ste. Marie. Fond cousin of Mrs. Molly (née GORMAN) GILMORE (John), Mrs. Edith (née GORMAN) SERHAN (Bill), both from Long Beach, California, Mrs. Frances (BAKER) FARR (Charlie) from Burlington, Ontario, and Mrs. Mona PITT (Fred) from London, Ontario. Father BROWN was born in the city of Toronto on March 22, 1930. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French and a B.A. in Education from the University of Toronto. He worked as a French teacher and the head of the Guidance Department at the Kirkland Lake Collegiate and Vocational Institute. After a few years he made the decision to join Saint Peter's Seminary in London to consecrate his life to Priesthood. On June 6, 1964 he was ordained Priest by The Most Reverend Bishop Maxime TESSIER. Once ordained he moved to Boston where he joined Saint James Apostle Society with hopes of becoming a missionary in South America. After eight months of service in a Massachusetts Parish he moved to Peru where he spent four months learning Spanish. In June of 1965, he was sent to the Dioceses of Guayaquil, Ecuador where he spent twelve years at the Conception of Mary Parish, here he founded a strong Catholic youth group that still today works together following the foundations of Father BROWN's work. Later he moved to the Pacific Coast of Ecuador where he spent another 12 years celebrating Masses and creating stronger communities in several small towns in the area. In 1988 he returned to Canada and was assigned to work with the growing Hispanic Community in the City of London, where he served as Pastor, spiritual counselor, guide, role model and friend for over 17 years. "Padre Francisco" as everyone called him, dedicated his life to the Hispanic people specially the most poor and needy. He was the prime example of a true follower of Jesus Christ. His family, parishioners and Friends would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at Victoria Hospital's Geriatrics and Intensive Care Units for their love and compassion. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. To lie in State at Saint_Justin's Church, 855 Jalna Blvd., London on Thursday morning, June 29, 2006 from 9 o'clock where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by The Most Reverend Ronald Peter FABBRO, Bishop of London at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers will be led by Father Clèber FERNANDEZ at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to Save a Family Plan, c/o Saint Peter's Seminary, London would be appreciated.

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