WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-15 published
WRIGHT, Merv
In loving memory of a dear husband who passed away, August 14, It's just a little, but means a lot
To say, my sweetheart, I haven't forgot
Though the smile may hide my tears,
In my heart you are always here.
- Greatly missed by Carolyn.
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-15 published
WRIGHT, Merv
In loving memory of a dear father, Merv, who passed away August One year has passed since that sad day
what would I give to see your face
To hear your voice and see you smile
To have you give your girls a hug again.
We miss you more than words can say.
- Love you always and forever, your daughters, Paula and Peggy and families.
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-26 published
LAWRIE, Roberta " Bobbie" (née KNOX)
At 94 years young, Mrs. Roberta "Bobbie" LAWRIE, née KNOX, completed her journey of life on September 14, 2007 in Kelowna, British Columbia. Predeceased by husband James LAWRIE, sister Muriel McDOUGALL and brother George KNOX. Mother of a daughter, Yvonne (Peachland, British Columbia) and a son, Jim (Thailand), grandmother of Randy and Doug, great-grandmother of Jay and Courtney and sister of Doris WRIGHT, formerly of this area.
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-04 published
BOWERS, Alwyn Joyce " Pat" (née HARGEST)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services on Wednesday morning, January 3rd, 2007. Alwyn Joyce BOWERS (née HARGEST,) of Owen Sound, in her 75th year. Dearly beloved wife of James BOWERS. Loving mother of Deidre INNES and her husband, Don, of Stratford, Shannon BOWERS and her husband, Royden, Bradley BOWERS and his wife, Kim, both of Owen Sound and Tim BOWERS and his wife, Kathy, of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Proud grandmother of Tracy, Gary, Jason, Justin, Mark, Aaron and Megan and great-grandmother of Hannah and Isaac. Alwyn will be sadly missed by her brothers, Herb HARGEST and his wife, Sally, Bruce HARGEST and his wife, Linda, and Glen HARGEST and his partner, Norma, all of Owen Sound: her sister, Lenore WRIGHT and her husband, Ivor, of Guelph; her sister-in-law, Vera CRYMBLE her brothers-in-law, Jimmy Lockwood and Jim Weir. Predeceased by her parents, Bryan and Gwen HARGEST; her son, Michael BOWERS her brothers, John, Evan, Llewellyn and Brian HARGEST; her sisters, Peggy LOCKWOOD and Pamela WEIR. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service. A Funeral Service for Alwyn BOWERS will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 6th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association as your expression of sympathy.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-16 published
WARDROP- BURKHARD/BURKHARDT/BURKHART, Areata May "Reta" (CARSON)
At the Southampton Care Centre in Southampton Friday morning June 15, 2007. The former Reta CARSON of Southampton in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Sylvester BURKHARD/BURKHARDT/BURKHART and the late Rev. Cecil WARDROP. Loving mother of Elmer WARDROP and his wife Bev and Harold WARDROP all of Sauble Beach, Wayne WARDROP and his wife Vi and Steve WARDROP and his wife Gayle all of Southampton as well as eight step-children. Lovingly remembered by her twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Dear mother-in-law of Leighton VICKERS and his wife Sally of Wiarton. Dear sister of Jean BROWN of Southampton, George CARSON of British Columbia, Ralph CARSON and his wife Eva of R.R.#1, Hepworth, Doris McKAY and Ken CARSON and his wife Beatrice all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her daughter Shirley VICKERS, her daughter-in-law Marg WARDROP, one brother Harold CARSON and two sisters Muriel WRIGHT and Thelma BULBROCK. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Gord McDONALD officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Faith Tabernacle Church, Wiarton, Alzheimer Society or the Southampton Hospital would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Reta by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-07 published
ANDERSON, Erle William
Passed away at Elgin Abbey Nursing Home, Chesley on Thursday, July 5th, 2007. Erle William ANDERSON, formerly of Crawford, in his 90th year. Loving husband of the former Phyllis WRIGHT. Dear father of Marion and her husband Toivo LOUGAS of Crawford, Harvey and his wife Heather of North BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan, and Effie and her husband Tom ZETTEL of Pinkerton. Proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Maurice and his wife Shirley of Alberta. Predeceased by his daughter Erla ANDERSON and his sister Alma McDOUGALL. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Erle's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment at Chesley Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to Elgin Abbey Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-18 published
HOLMES, Joseph Fred
At Central Place Nursing Home, Owen Sound on Friday August 17, 2007, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Bertha (née MORRIS.) Loving father to Jim and his wife Kaye of Keady, Penny and her husband Ron FITCHETT of Orillia, and Debbie and her husband Peter FORD of Owen Sound. Grandfather of John (Sheena,) Jeremy and Renee, Lisa (Ryan), and Josh (Jenn) HOLMES, Jason and Stacey DERHAK, Elizabeth and Chris MAYNARD, Jeffery and Jennifer FORD. Great-grandfather to Talya and Tanner HOLMES and Tristan MAYNARD. Survived by his brothers Merv and his wife Addie HOLMES, Wilfred and his wife Linda HOLMES, and by his sister Ellen WRIGHT. Predeceased by brothers Bill, Roy, Al, Mel, and Ron, and sisters Marion and Betty. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Monday 1 hour prior to service time, 12 o'clock to 1 o'clock. A private family service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, August 20th, at 1 o'clock, with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As Expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Liver Foundation.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-11 published
KEAN, Clarence “Bud&rdquo
(Veteran of World War 2)
Suddenly, at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Monday, September 10th, 2007. Clarence “Bud” KEAN, of Owen Sound, in his 84th year. Dearly beloved husband of Dorothy KEAN (née CAMERON.) Beloved father of Ted (Debbie) KEAN, of Owen Sound, Tim (Brenda) KEAN, of Meaford, and Cindy GONDER, (Rick) of Cumberland Beach. Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Brother of Ethel SLUMSKIE, (Murray) of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents Clarence KEAN and Annie WRIGHT (née MacINTOSH,) and his son Barry KEAN. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376- 7492) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service for Clarence “Bud” KEAN will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, September 13th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Ted CREEN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice, as your expression of sympathy.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-14 published
WRIGHT, Jean Marion (ISAACS)
At her residence in Etobicoke on Thursday September 13, 2007. The former Jean ISAACS, formerly of Thornbury, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles WRIGHT. Predeceased by her brothers Robert (Blanche) ISAACS and Harry ISAACS, and by her sisters Leah (Harold) McKEE and Mary ISAACS. Jean was a kind and compassionate woman who will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews and their families: Lynne, Mike and Matt MALLETTE; Maureen and Bert ISAACS; Judy, Michelle, Jennifer and Elana ISAACS- LUDWIG; and Carolyn, Charles, Heather and David WRIGHT. Funeral services will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church in Clarksburg on Saturday September 15th at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Thornbury Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or Errinrung Nursing Home Residents Council would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel to whom arrangements have been entrusted (Box 556, Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0) (519-599-2718).

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-11 published
MYLES, John Douglass “Jack” “Zeke&rdquo
Of Wiarton, on Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 at the Wiarton Hospital after a brief battle with lung cancer, in his 76th year. Husband of Mary (née WRIGHT;) father of Pete (Dawn) of Fergus, Dave, Scott (Shannon), Kent (Josie), all of Wiarton. Grandfather of, according to Zeke, “the best looking bunch of grandkids you've ever seen”: Zeke (Crystal), Amanda, Melissa (Scott), Drew, Tyler, Davyn, Anna, Sam, Erica and Jack. Zeke was owner/operator of Jack Myles BA / Gulf Station for 25 years. He was a proud member of the Wiarton District Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years. Zeke appreciated his many connections with the community. Literally - “Jack of all trades - master of none”. He enjoyed his variety of endeavors and his career as a sailor, gas attendant, ambulance and hearse driver, fire fighter, car washer, grave digger, labourer, apple picker, stone mason, janitor, gardener and grandfather. A hard working and honest man; his quick wit and smile will be missed by all of us. At Zeke's request there will be no service, however, Friends and family are invited to attend a gathering at the home of Kent and Josie Myles, 114 Division Street on Saturday October 13th, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to PSDS Elementary Music Department, and may be made through the funeral home. In living memory of Zeke an Elm tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-03 published
SMITH, Ryan Michael
Ryan Michael left us tragically December 1, 2007 at the age of 22. Treasured brother to Madeline, Olivia and Grace; special son to David SMITH all of Markdale. Cherished grand_son of Dorothy SMITH of Grey Gables, Markdale. Beloved nephew of Shirley (Tom) PETHERICK of Guelph, Doug (Deb) SMITH of Toronto, Laurie (Carl) WRIGHT of Hanover. Predeceased by his mother Carol, aunt Debbie QUINN- SMITH and his grandfather Douglas SMITH. Forever loved by cousins, Christopher TREVOCHKA and his sons Jack and James Amanda and Taylor FREHR- SMITH; Theresa and Ben WRIGHT. Ryan - “Milky” to his Friends, had a love of the outdoors that was only surpassed by his love for family and Friends. He will always have a special place in all our hearts. Visitation will be held at May Funeral Home, Markdale on Wednesday December 5th, from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday December 6, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Grey Gables, Markdale, or Ducks Unlimited, would be greatly appreciated.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-31 published
John Elmer (Jack) WRIGHT
In memory of John Elmer (Jack) WRIGHT, October 25, 1923 - January 27, 2007.
Jack, a resident of Manitoulin Centennial Manor and a life-long resident of Gore Bay, died Saturday, January 27, 2007 at the age of 83 years.
Jack was born in Ice Lake. He was the son of the late John C. and Mary Ann (BAILEY) WRIGHT. Jack was the Past Master of the Gore Bay Masonic Lodge Branch #472 AFAM, of which he was a member for over 50 years. Jack worked in construction for many years. He was happiest when he was in a truck, ice fishing or on his lawn mower. Dearly beloved husband of Wilda (Atkinson) Wright for over 59 years. Loving and loved father of Doug (Mary), Glen (Marilyn), and Pat (Alan). Loving Poppa to Michael, Aaron, Shelley (best girl in the world), Danny, Cory, Julie and Alicia. Great grandfather to Trent, Eric, Tanner and Jacey. Dear brother to Norman, Tom and Doris Urso. Remembered by sisters-in-law Vera and Darlene. Predeceased by infant baby brother Lawrence, brothers Stewart and Fred and sisters Margaret THORTON, Thelma CLARK and Ethal BRYANT. There will be no funeral or memorial service. Burial will be conducted in the spring at the Burpee Mills Cemetery.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-23 published
William Fredrick FISHER
In loving memory of William Fredrick FISHER, April 7, 1925 - May 16, 2007.
Bill FISHER, a resident of Kagawong, died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at the age of 82 years, after a brief illness.
He was born on Manitoulin, son of the late Fredrick and Mildred (PRESTAGE) FISHER.
Bill owned and operated his own store in Kagawong from 1950 - 1964, was mail carrier from 1957 -1967. He was then grocery manager at the IGA in Gore Bay from 1967-1988. He was also treasurer for Saint John's Anglican Church from 1957 - 1997. Bill liked fishing in his early years and enjoyed his work. In later years, reading and doing crossword puzzles were his passion. Bill's love for his family will always be cherished and many fond memories will never be forgotten. Beloved husband of Betty (WRIGHT) FISHER for 58 years. Dearly loved father of Laurie (Paul), Christie, (Gary), Karey (friend Jamie) and father in law of Bruce. Proud and loving Grandfather of Justin (Cara), Devon (fiance Sheena), Ryan, Marty, Alasha, Adam, Dylan and Hannah. Great Grandfather of Hayley and Lyndsey. Survived by brother Jim and
sister in law Marj PIERCE. Predeceased by brothers Norm, Harry (Dorothy,) sister Laura (Bert) and sister in law Noreen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Friday after 7 pm. The funeral service was conducted in the William G. Turner Chapel on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 2.00 pm with Reverend Beth TOPPS officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Little Current Hospital would be appreciated.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-06-20 published
Gary Robert ELLIOT/ELLIOTT
In loving memory of Gary Robert ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, age 64 years, who passed away at
the Espanola General Hospital on Tuesday, June 12th, 2007.
Beloved husband of June ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Espanola. Loving father of Connie ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (husband Ron Elkin) of Manitowaning, Rob ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (wife Jennifer) of Sudbury and Wayne ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (wife Carol) of Webbwood. Cherished grandfather of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear son of Marion of Little Current and of the late Howard ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Sadly missed by his brothers Alan (wife Ann) of Manitowaning, Fred (wife Janice) of Garson, Howard (wife Theresa) of Espanola and by his sister Mary Lynn ELLIOT/ELLIOTT- WRIGHT (husband Greg) of Little Current. Predeceased by his brothers Wayne and Ronnie.
Gary was born in Mindemoya on September 19th, 1942.
During his life, he had worked for several mining companies including INCO. His favourite pastimes were fishing, hunting, camping and tinkering in his garage. He will be missed by all who knew him. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Funeral service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel on Thursday, June 14th, 2007 at 8 pm. Cremation at Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Friends may call from 2 - 5 pm and after 7 pm Thursday

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
McILWAIN, Hazel (WILSON)
At Maitland Manor on Friday December 29, 2006. Hazel (WILSON) McILWAIN, formerly of Goderich Twp. In her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Everett McILWAIN. Dear mother of the late Patricia "Pat" RIVETT. Survived by son-in-law Bill RIVETT of Goderich Twp., sister-in-law Esther WRIGHT of Hensall and several nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by brothers-in-law Stanley and Maurice McILWAIN. Cremation. A Service of Remembrance will be held at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Wednesday January 3rd, 2007 at 1 o'clock. Donations to the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
BOOTH, Joseph " Joe"
A resident of R.R.#5 Dresden, passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Monday, January 8, 2007 at the age of 81. Born in Beecher, Ontario., son of the late Willard and Maude (MURPHY) BOOTH. Joe owned, trained and drove standardbreds for over 50 years. He was a member of O.H.H.A., Standardbred Canada and the Dresden Legion Br. #113. Beloved husband of Edith (HARRISON) BOOTH. Loving father of Wanda and her husband Clark WOOLMAN of Dresden. Loving grandpa of Kelly and Mike SUTHERLAND, Joey WOOLMAN and Amanda WRIGHT. Sadly missed by great-grandchildren Alexis, Jade, and Clark. Dear brother of Ethel REID, Della McMILLAN, Peggie PAUL, Darlene WOOD, Mervel BOOTH, Fred BOOTH, James BOOTH and Doug SYMES. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Pearl KECK, Stella GURNEY, Eleanor McFADDEN, Bertha DENNIS, Leslie, Ernest and Arthur BOOTH. The Booth family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with Priest Ruth Ann HOYT of the Community of Christ, London officiating. Interment Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the visitation centre by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Community of Christ, Wabash. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. "A tree will be planted in memory of Joe BOOTH in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
BOOTH, Joseph " Joe"
A resident of R.R.# 5 Dresden, passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Monday, January 8, 2007 at the age of 81. Born in Beecher, Ontario, son of the late Willard and Maude (MURPHY) BOOTH. Joe owned, trained and drove standardbreds for over 50 years. He was a member of O.H.H.A., Standardbred Canada and the Dresden Legion Br. #113. Beloved husband of Edith (HARRISON) BOOTH. Loving father of Wanda and her husband Clark WOOLMAN of Dresden. Loving grandpa of Kelly and Mike SUTHERLAND, Joey WOOLMAN and Amanda WRIGHT. Sadly missed by great-grandchildren Alexis, Jade, and Clark. Dear brother of Ethel REID, Della McMILLAN, Peggie PAUL, Darlene WOOD, Mervel BOOTH, Fred BOOTH, James BOOTH and Doug SYMES. Predeceased by sisters and brothers Pearl KECK, Stella GURNEY, Eleanor McFADDEN, Bertha DENNIS, Leslie, Ernest and Arthur BOOTH. The Booth family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with Priest Ruth Ann HOYT of the Community of Christ, London officiating. Interment Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the visitation centre by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Community of Christ, Wabash. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. "A tree will be planted in memory of Joe BOOTH in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-01-05 published
WRIGHT, Don
Born in Alliston, May 24, 1924, Don WRIGHT was the first child of Sydney and Beatrice WRIGHT (née GALLAUGHER.) At the age of 11 his mother died leaving five children. Don initially lived with his grandparents then moved to Edgar to live with his aunt and uncle, Hilda and Gordon BIDWELL. While living on the farm he discovered he had an aptitude for mechanics. He left the farm in 1939 at the age of 15 to live in Collingwood with his father and stepmother. At the same time Don's brother Harold moved from Collingwood to the Bidwell farm. Don received an early license to drive and started as an apprentice mechanic at Scheffer Motors. He then moved to Kelly Motors to continue his apprenticeship until he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. He served as an aero engine mechanic in Quebec for the duration. After the war he returned to Collingwood and Kelly Motors. He successfully wrote the apprenticeship examinations and became a licensed mechanic September 2, 1946. Don's good friend, Andy PLATER, encouraged a relationship between his sister Jean and Don. The two fell in love and were married July 28, 1949. They moved into 159 Fourth Street West which is the family home to this day. Don and Jean decided to start their own business and on Halloween night, 1952 they opened a White Rose service station on Hurontario which is now The Candy Factory building. Due to Don's hard work the service station soon prospered and he expanded into car sales, becoming an American Motors dealer. In March 1953 Jean and Don had their first daughter, Nancy. In September 1955 their second daughter, Donna was born and in July 1959 their third daughter, Susan was born. Don was very proud of his daughters; he named his boat 'The Three Daughters'. The following decades were filled with work, family and his antique car collection. During a trip to England in 1988 Don experienced some heart difficulties and in 1989 he suffered a heart attack. After a period of recovery he returned to his very active life but at his doctor's suggestion, he decided to retire. The family business was taken over by Nancy and her husband, Glenn GOURLIE. After Retirement he continued to use his talents by creating beautiful woodwork and stained glass. He also continued to enjoy his antique cars and was regularly seen driving the mayor in Collingwood parades as well as many wedding celebrations. He was active on the First Baptist Church Property Board and enjoyed using his skills to repair the church whenever possible. During this time he also had the opportunity to love and enjoy his five grandchildren. He continued to enjoy an active life until his sudden passing December 21, 2006. Don's family would like to thank the medical staff, funeral home and all the many Friends and relatives who have shown their appreciation for Don and support for his family.
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-11-02 published
McLEOD, Charles Marshall (April 21, 1932-October 24, 2007)
Charlie died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday night. Charlie was born at Northslope Farm on the 8th Line of the former Nottawasaga Township, and lived there his entire life. He married Maureen Carollyn HERRINGTON on October 30, 1964, and together they raised three children on the farm amid much rowdy laughter and hard work. Charlie is survived by his wife, sons Alex and Ian, daughter Mariane, daughter-in-law Kathy, son-in-law Charlie RENTNER and by Delia IAFRATE. He adored his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Connor and Rosaleigh. He was predeceased by his sister Jean YEAGER and brothers-in-law Joe YEAGER and Dean POTTS. Charlie will be sorely missed by his surviving siblings: Don and Betty McLEOD, Hazel and Harry ROWLEY, Marion and Bill GORDON, Phyllis POTTS, Mildred and Jim WALKER, Helen and Ron WRIGHT. He will be fondly remembered by 32 nieces and nephews, their children and a wide extended family. Charlie will be missed for his gentle ways and quiet, quick wit. Visitation with the family at Fawcett's Funeral Home in Creemore on Friday, October 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services to be held at Dunedin Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Dunedin Presbyterian Church Window Fund, South Simcoe 4H Association, or the Parkinson's Foundation. Friends may visit the on-line book of condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-07-11 published
DEWSBURY, James Michael Stephen - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
Notice To Creditors and Others In The Estate of James Michael Stephen DEWSBURY
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of James Michael Stephen DEWSBURY, late of the Township of Clearview, in the County of Simcoe who died on November 30, 2005 are to forward their claims duly proved to the undersigned solicitor for the estate on or before the 10th day of August, 2007.
And Further Take Notice that after such last mentioned date, the estate trustee will proceed to distribute the assets of the estate to the parties entitled thereto having regard only to such claims of which the estate trustee will then have notice.
Dated at Collingwood, Ontario this 11th day of July, 2007.
Harold H. WRIGHT
Barrister and Solicitor
74 Hurontario Street, Suite 203
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 2L8
Solicitor for the Estate
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-07-18 published
DEWSBURY, James Michael Stephen - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
Notice To Creditors and Others In The Estate of James Michael Stephen DEWSBURY
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of James Michael Stephen DEWSBURY, late of the Township of Clearview, in the County of Simcoe who died on November 30, 2005 are to forward their claims duly proved to the undersigned solicitor for the estate on or before the 10th day of August, 2007.
And Further Take Notice that after such last mentioned date, the estate trustee will proceed to distribute the assets of the estate to the parties entitled thereto having regard only to such claims of which the estate trustee will then have notice.
Dated at Collingwood, Ontario this 11th day of July, 2007.
Harold H. WRIGHT
Barrister and Solicitor
74 Hurontario Street, Suite 203
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 2L8
Solicitor for the Estate
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-07-25 published
DEWSBURY, James Michael Stephen - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
Notice To Creditors and Others In The Estate of James Michael Stephen DEWSBURY
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of James Michael Stephen DEWSBURY, late of the Township of Clearview, in the County of Simcoe who died on November 30, 2005 are to forward their claims duly proved to the undersigned solicitor for the estate on or before the 10th day of August, 2007.
And Further Take Notice that after such last mentioned date, the estate trustee will proceed to distribute the assets of the estate to the parties entitled thereto having regard only to such claims of which the estate trustee will then have notice.
Dated at Collingwood, Ontario this 11th day of July, 2007.
Harold H. WRIGHT
Barrister and Solicitor
74 Hurontario Street, Suite 203
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 2L8
Solicitor for the Estate
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-12 published
WARD, Cecil
The family of the late Cecil WARD are thankful for the prayers, support and expressions of sympathy during their recent bereavement. Special thanks to Grove Park Home, Paula and staff of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home and Rev. Richard WRIGHT.
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-24 published
CAMERON, Nancy M. (née DUFFY)
Following a brief illness, with her family at her side in hospital in Perth on Friday, October 19th, 2007 Nancy M. (DUFFY) CAMERON (served as office administrator for Chimo, Beckwith and Stewart Schools prior to her retirement) at the age of 63. Daughter of the late Norma and Reg DUFFY. Cherished wife of Ronald W. CAMERON. Loved mother of Todd (Shannon), Scott (Lori) and Krista; grandmother of Sarah, Jordan, Darren and Charlene. She will be sadly missed by her sister Diane (Guy) WELSH of Stayner and their family Brent (Lisa) WELSH, Nicole (Kelly) SCUDDER and the late Blair WELSH. Daughter-in-law of Edith and Alvin CAMERON of Perth, sister-in-law of Frank (Lois) CAMERON, Thelma (Jim) MUNRO, John (Margaret) CAMERON, Brenda (Ken) WRIGHT all of Perth, Gloria SALTER of Smiths Falls, Linda BEATTIE of Kingston and George 'Sonny' (Bonnie) CAMERON of Regina. She will be sadly missed by all her nieces, nephews, family, colleagues and many Friends. Nancy's wishes were to have her family and Friends gather to celebrate her life in the auditorium of The Stewart School, 80 Wilson St W., Perth on Saturday October 27th at 2: 00 p.m.; a reception will follow. Those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to Tayside Community Options, 100 Wilson St. E, Perth K7H 2P3. Arrangements are in the care of Blair and son Funeral Directors, Perth (613) 267-3765. Condolences to the family at: condolences@blairandson.com
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-31 published
McLEOD, Charles Marshall (April 21, 1932-October 24, 2007)
Charlie died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday night. Charlie was born at Northslope Farm on the 8th Line of the former Nottawasaga Township, and lived there his entire life. He married Maureen Carollyn HERRINGTON on October 30, 1964, and together they raised three children on the farm amid much rowdy laughter and hard work. Charlie is survived by his wife, sons Alex and Ian, daughter Mariane, daughter-in-law Kathy, son-in-law Charlie RENTNER and by Delia IAFRATE. He adored his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Connor and Rosaleigh. He was predeceased by his sister Jean YEAGER and brothers-in-law Joe YEAGER and Dean POTTS. Charlie will be sorely missed by his surviving siblings: Don and Betty McLEOD, Hazel and Harry ROWLEY, Marion and Bill GORDON, Phyllis POTTS, Mildred and Jim WALKER, Helen and Ron WRIGHT. He will be fondly remembered by 32 nieces and nephews, their children and a wide extended family. Charlie will be missed for his gentle ways and quiet, quick wit. Visitation with the family at Fawcett's Funeral Home in Creemore on Friday, October 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services to be held at Dunedin Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Dunedin Presbyterian Church Window Fund, South Simcoe 4H Association, or the Parkinson's Foundation. Friends may visit the on-line book of condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
KELLY, Theresa (née RYAN)
Passed away peacefully at home on January 8, 2007. Bobcaygeon Correspondent for the (Lindsay) Daily Post and the Peterborough Examiner (1993), Freelance bookkeeper and employee of East End Taxi Brokerage, Toronto. Spouse of Bill BAIRD and the late Gerard KELLY. Mother of Michael HARPER (Tracy), Toronto; Kelly VAN DEN BREKEL (Nick), Scarborough; Patricia KELLY- RUIZ (Miguel), Oak Ridges; Sam HARPER (Cathy BASQUE,) Pickering; and Allison DUNCAN (Hugh), Toronto. Grandmother of Johnathan MARRIN, Madeleine RUIZ, Matthew HARPER, Theresa VAN DEN BREKEL, Anne Marie HARPER, Clara RUIZ, Hannah DUNCAN and Jillian DUNCAN. Mother-in-law of Mary Kim Marrin HARPER. Sister of Patrick RYAN (Mary), Rita CHINNERY (Wally,) Tom RYAN (Lillian) and Jane WRIGHT (late Orville.) Predeceased by siblings Arthur RYAN (Lorna,) Dorothy RENFER and James RYAN (Marika). Member of Bobcaygeon Choristers, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #239, Aqua Fitness at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Red Hat Society, Vintage Wheels Touring Club and volunteer with Community Care. The family will receive Friends at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon, Ontario 866-393-0063 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 11 a.m. In memory of Theresa, donations to "Sleeping Children Around the World" would be appreciated. Messages of condolence and donations may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-04 published
HAROLD, Anthony Ross
Husband, father, Dixieland drummer. Born March 23, 1930, in London, England. Died April 17, in Wilmington, North Carolina aged 77.
By Eric WRIGHT, Page L8
Tony HAROLD was among a wave of post-Second World War British emigrants to arrive in Canada by sea, docking at Halifax in January of 1952.
He had come to join his old schoolmate in Winnipeg who had preceded him by six months, and had saved enough to send Tony the rail fare. Unfortunately he didn't send any money for food and Tony arrived after three days of travel in "Colonist Class," having lived on tea and biscuits for the whole journey. When the two men met, the friend booked a room in the Marlborough hotel and they walked round to Child's restaurant, where they ate three meals a day and talked for four days. Rationing in Britain was at its most severe and Tony's first impression of Winnipeg in January was that he had landed in paradise, mainly because of Child's.
Tony had been articled to a chartered accountant in England and had (he later thought, deliberately) failed his first-year exams, to have an excuse to get away from all that was depressing him. Now, though, having freed himself from his English indentures, he chose to sign up again, this time successfully, with a Winnipeg company. The problem had not been accountancy, but the drabness of life in Britain in 1951.
The two Friends soon set up house in an attic on Donald Street (now the site of a public library). The attic was no more than a space under the roof of an old house: there were no rooms as such, just places in which to wedge a couple of beds, a table and chairs, a stove, an ice-box, and a little desk in the window which they shared, alternating on weekends.
They were poor, of course, but hardly knew it, having come from much harder conditions. They were enormously happy that year, two students (the friend had enrolled in the university) with enough money for food, and a bit left over for drink. New Friends came to call, and one of them said the scene reminded him of the first act of an amateur production of La Boheme, without the music.
Then Tony was transferred to Toronto, where he married Janet. The Friends met again five years later, when Tony was best man at his friend's wedding. Two years later, Tony and Janet were transferred to Minneapolis, and not long after that Janet had to look for a warmer climate for her health and they found themselves in Wilmington, North Carolina where they stayed.
All four of their children were born in Canada and Tony and Janet remained Canadian. Tony and Janet made their last trip here several years ago. Travelling for Janet had become very painful, but she wanted what might be a last look at her Canadian roots while it was still possible.
Tony was also a first-rate musician, a trombonist of professional standard, who switched in retirement to playing drums with a Dixieland group in Wilmington.
Tony was treasured by his Friends for all the usual reasons, but especially for his modesty, and his inability to be taken in. Hemingway could have used him as a phoniness detector. In the year of the attic, his English friend, who was trying to scrape away his own affectations, asked Tony to read all his essays to help get rid of any fancy writing.
The two Friends kept track of each other, by e-mail and by phone, and when Tony died they had been planning a pilgrimage back to their old neighbourhood in Mitcham, Surrey, but the end came too quickly.
Eric WRIGHT is the friend who sent the train fare

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
HUNT, Arthur Murray, D.D.S.
Passed away in his 89th year at Sunnybrook Hospital on June 7, 2007. Survived by his loving wife Catherine MULLALY and predeceased by his wife Grace (née MEINERS) in 2000. Dear father of Nancy ROSE (Bill) and Jane WRIGHT (Bob.) Grandfather of Brian (Kristen) and Gregory ROSE, and Matthew and Nigel WRIGHT. Also a proud great-grandfather of Scott ROSE. Murray was a Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at Forest Grove United Church, 43 Forest Grove Drive, North York, on Monday June 11 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-09 published
BLACK, Katherine Mary (née BROWN)
After a long and valiant struggle to overcome leukemia, Kathy passed away peacefully on June 4, 2007 at the age of 57. Survived by her loving husband James FAWDREY, daughter Jocelyn BLACK, son Christopher BLACK, daughter-in-law Nikole, grandchildren Troy, Korina and Trent, sister Sharon WISHART, nieces Laura WISHART (sons Kyle and Jackson,) and Cheryl WISHART (sons Justin and Nicholas,) and "adopted" children Patrik BALIAN, Kelly DAVIS and Dennise WRIGHT. Predeceased by parents Donald and Yvonne and sister Evelyn. She leaves many other beloved family and Friends to mourn her. Kathy was a successful bank manager and a gifted administrator. Her open and generous spirit earned her many lifelong Friends. She loved and encouraged all of those around her and she was the first to rejoice in the victories of others. Kathy's passion for life was an inspiration to everyone. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. A private family service will be held June 14th. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to The Cancer Society or to leukemia research.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
HODKINSON, John Stanley
Peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Beth" HODKINSON (née SPRING.) Loving father of John HODKINSON and his partner Vanda of Toronto, Spring WATSON of Orillia, June WRIGHT and her husband Tod of Burlington, Anne WAGGONER of Orillia and Lisa DIETZ and her husband Bob of Milwaukee. Cherished Grandfather of eleven grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Sidney HODKINSON. A Memorial Service will be held at Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Drive (at Rossmore), Burlington on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 3 p.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington (905-632-3333). If desired, expressions of sympathy to Port Nelson United Church or the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-03 published
O'NEIL, Doctor Murray Roy
On Saturday afternoon, June 30th, 2007, Essex County lost one of its great sons.
Dr. Murray Roy O'NEIL passed away suddenly and tragically doing what he loved most, piloting his beloved Piper J-3 Cub near Colchester, Ontario.
Born on May 12, 1927, and raised in Paquette Corners on the family farm, Murray's love of the land never left him.
In the fall of 1945, he left home for London, Ontario, where he studied pre- medicine and then medicine at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1951. He returned home to practice family medicine in the town of Essex. While he went on to specialize in Allergy and Immunology and later build the largest private Allergy and Respirology partnership of its kind in Ontario, the principles of practicing good old-fashioned medicine -- of listening, caring, being there for his patients at anytime of the day and seeing them through no matter what -- always set his standard of care. Doctor O'NEIL was honoured by the medical community as President of the Michigan Allergy Society (1981-1982), President of the Essex County Medical Society (1985-1986) and in 1999 was honoured with a Life Membership by the Ontario Medical Association. He was a brilliant diagnostician and pioneered the areas of respirology and sleep medicine in Windsor, however he will surely be most fondly remembered as a simple and principled man with a genuine love for his patients, who would arrive, doctor's bag in hand, whenever needed.
In 1961 Doctor O'NEIL embarked on his second career, founding Highline Produce. After 45 years of strength and growth, Highline today is one of the largest mushroom growing facilities in Canada, employing close to 800 people at its Leamington, Ontario, Wellington, Ontario and Montreal, Québec locations. Murray's countless feats of engineering and his personally devised innovations made Highline one of the most advanced and modern facilities in North America. He was known internationally as a father of the industry, and as in his first career, held many positions of leadership, including Co-Chairing the first North American Mushroom Conference (1979) with his dear friend, Charles CIARROCCHI, serving as President of the Canadian Mushroom Growers' Association (1976-1978), as a member of the U.S. Mushroom Council (2003-2005) and being honoured as a Life Member of the Canadian Mushroom Growers' Association in 2002 for his then 41 years of service.
His final passion, the marvel of flight, is one which in his own words was "something that's been a part of me for as long as I can remember," beginning when he was given the gift of a toy airplane at five years of age, and stayed with him throughout his entire life. He first soloed a Tiger Moth in the summer of 1950 while stationed at Summerside, Prince Edward Island. His quest for knowledge, his great curiosity, and his love for the skies culminated in a commercial license by 1966.
He owned 18 different private aircraft during an aviation career that spanned over five decades and accumulated over 8,500 hours. Great moments of glory included competing in the Great London, England to Victoria, British Columbia Air Race in 1971 as part of a two-man crew in his Piper Twin Comanche (for which he received a Windsor Flying Club Special Award), and flying his "hottest" plane, a Mitsubishi MU-2 twin engine turbo prop on Highline business throughout the 1990s.
He lovingly built a single-seater, open-cockpit Volksplane, the "Cutie" which will forever hang suspended at the Windsor Airport as part of a Heritage Collection. He also restored a beautiful 1946 Piper J-3 Cub, which he taught his children to fly and which lived at his home until this Saturday's fateful accident.
For all of his many accomplishments, Murray O'NEIL will be remembered as a simple man from Essex County who loved his family and cherished close Friends, who served his fellow man and touched so many lives, and who lived life to its fullest with an abundance of optimism and a deep gratitude for all his life's blessings.
He is predeceased by his wife Judith (FITCH) O'NEIL, his son, Andrew O'NEIL, and his sister, Marjorie (O'NEIL) WRIGHT. He is survived by his brother, Ejay O'NEIL and family, heartbroken children Debra and John GALLAUGHER, David O'NEIL, and Elizabeth O'NEIL, grandchildren Brandon GALLAUGHER and Regan, Lisa, Samantha and Mallory O'NEIL, mother-in-law Dorothy FITCH, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5th, 2007, at the Walter Kelly Funeral Home (1969 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A third visitation will be held the following morning, Friday, July 6th, at Lakeshore St. Andrew's Church (231 Amy Croft Drive, Tecumseh), from 11-12 p.m., with a funeral service at Lakeshore St. Andrew's following at 12: 30 p.m.
The family has requested a private service and interment at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Oldcastle, following which Friends and family are invited to celebrate Murray's life at a memorial celebration at Hangar 401, Windsor Airport, from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, July 6th.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you make a donation to your charity of choice or to Ability Online, an online support network for children and young adults with disabilities and illnesses (www.abilityonline.org), which Murray believed in and supported.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-06 published
She was a co-founder and defender of Ontario's McMichael gallery
With her husband, she was always ready to do battle with anything that threatened the collection. As the more knowledgeable, she was also responsible securing significant donations
By Val ROSS, Page S9
Toronto -- About 35,000 schoolchildren a year troop through the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario Until recently, a white-haired woman with a taste for artistic scarves would often greet them. Sometimes, she'd stoop down to pick up after them -- whisking away stray candy wrappers as scrupulously as if the gallery were her own house.
Once, it was. Signe McMICHAEL was one half of the couple who created the collection of works by Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, David Milne and the Group of Seven, and Inuit and Woodland art and sculpture. She and her husband, Robert, donated 200 paintings to the public in 1965, along with the house that contained them known as Tapawingo (Place of Joy) -- and the forest in which it sits, about 40 kilometres northwest of Toronto.
"The sense of home that pervades the place today is due to her," said Tom SMART, director of the McMichael. "That kind of feel is her legacy."
"Without this remarkable couple, there would be no gallery," wrote author Pierre Berton, a lifelong friend and defender of the McMichaels, in a letter to The Globe and Mail in 1981. "[They] gave the best years of their lives to the fulfilment of that dream. And when the dream was complete, they turned it over to the people of Ontario -- everything -- the astonishing collection of paintings, the unique log building in which they were housed, and the setting itself -- perhaps the most valuable piece of rural real estate in the province."
Mr. Berton, the champion, invoked the ghost of Canada's first prime minister and aimed his lance directly at Queen's Park, which had decided to close the gallery and the estate (and with it the McMichael's home), for two years.
"In the light of the ludicrous and contradictory statements being made on behalf of the gallery's board and the Government, it is pertinent to question the real motives of the bureaucrats," Mr. Berton wrote. "For none of the arguments has been convincing. As Sir John A. Macdonald once said, in a different context, 'It won't catch the blindest.' The suspicion lingers that the civil servants are trying to get rid of the McMichaels. The public, surely, will not stand for this shabby treatment. Every Canadian who has spent an afternoon at this unique and splendid gallery owes a debt to Robert and Signe McMICHAEL."
The McMICHAELs were always ready to skirmish with anyone they sensed who wanted to move the collection or the institution away from its founders' vision, with Robert doing the talking, and Signe frowning and nodding vigorously in the background.
Her family, the Sorensons, immigrated to Canada from Denmark in 1927. They arrived when Signe was 6, settling in the Peace River district of Alberta. Her mother, Anna Tera, died shortly after, leaving Soren SORENSON to bring up his three daughters, Astrid, Signe, and Helen, in the approaching Depression. Yet Signe always spoke of a happy childhood, with a pony, a dog cart and explorations on cross-country skis.
A good scholar with a prodigious memory, she graduated from Alberta College in the opening days of the Second World War and was hired into the communications branch of the Royal Canadian Air Force. With demobilization, she took jobs in commercial radio in Edmonton, Vancouver -- and then Toronto, where she met a tall, confident salesman who told her he was building a business that offered bridal photography services.
"When I first met her, Signe SORENSON was employed as a continuity writer at [Toronto's] radio station CKEY," Robert McMICHAEL wrote in his autobiography, One Man's Obsession. "Impressed with the care and attention she gave to writing and scheduling the brief, inexpensive bridal commercials I purchased, I found that I was also personally attracted to her. In spite of the small salary I could offer, I was able to lure her to work at my photographic studio."
This passage is one of the longest Mr. McMICHAEL wrote about the woman who would become his loyal wife for the next 54 years.
"The title of his book tells it all," said Geoffrey ZIMMERMAN, who was Ms. McMICHAEL's legal representative on the McMichael gallery board. "But the thing that always struck me was what a complementary partnership it was. Bob was full of bravado, he could bully or charm; Signe was quiet but methodical."
"I always felt he kept her under a basket," said Dennis REID, senior curator of Canadian art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. "And I always liked her sweet disposition and gentle heart."
The pair married in 1949. Two years later, Robert went to see some bush land outside Toronto on the Humber River (and here his prose becomes genuinely romantic): "My pulse quickened and I knew I was falling in love at first sight; an affair that would last a lifetime. That evening, as I tried to describe the forests and hills above the yawning valley with its twisted river… Signe smiled at me and, I could see, was making allowances for gross exaggeration."
But she fell in love, too, and they bought six hectares. As Robert's photography business morphed into packaging products targeted at the newlywed market, he travelled the continent, leaving Ms. McMICHAEL to handle the construction of their new house. Soon, they were wealthy enough to fill it with Canadian landscape art.
By the late 1950s, Tapawingo had become famous for paintings and parties, with neighbours such as the Bertons, and surviving members of the Group of Seven, the famed association of landscape artists that included Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald and Frederick Varley. Tom Thomson was Friends with most of the members but died before the group was formed. Later, the group expanded to include L.L. FitzGerald, Edwin Holgate and A.J. Casson.
As it happens, Jackson and Varley lived out some of their final years at Tapawingo, and some members of the group are buried on the property.
In 1965, the McMichaels convinced the provincial government to take over Tapawingo's operating costs and create a public gallery. In return, they were given the unusual right to live on-site, all expenses paid, and to occupy two of the five positions on the gallery's board. In 1968, after more McMichael lobbying, the gallery won Crown status, which meant that gifts could be written off against donors' income -- a precedent for all art patrons in Canada.
One who gave to the McMichael was Colonel Sam McLAUGHLIN, president of General Motors of Canada. "I doubt that but for Signe's Friendship with Isabel McLAUGHLIN that the colonel would have given his collection," Mr. ZIMMERMAN said.
By 1980, the gallery had become a conservationist's nightmare. The couple was ousted so the building could be fireproofed, repaired and expanded. In 1981, Ontario taxpayers paid $298,544 to buy them a big new house in nearby Belfountain, but it wasn't the same. They were unhappy to be away from home. "We'd still rather have Tapawingo," Mr. McMichael said.
Another festering issue was the gallery's mandate. According to the original deal, it was to collect works by artists "who have made contributions to the development of Canadian art." But what is "Canadian art"? In 1996, after curators installed a modernistic steel-and-concrete sculpture by John McEwen on the long entrance drive where the couple had once planted saplings by hand, the landscape-loving McMichaels sued Ontario for breach of contract. In June, 2000, they won. Ontario passed legislation that restored their board positions and reaffirmed that the gallery's mandate lay predominantly in realistic imagery.
This was the art loved by Ms. McMICHAEL, in particular. John RYERSON, now director of the Varley Gallery in Markham, Ontario, chatted with her about the collection in the 16 years he worked at the McMichael. "She was the more knowledgeable," he recalled, "though profoundly overshadowed by Bob."
Mr. McMICHAEL died in 2003. "He was the love of her life," Mr. ZIMMERMAN said. "After, she was preoccupied with her memories."
But for as long as she could, he said, despite knee surgery, she would go to the gallery to greet the schoolchildren.
Signe Kirsten Sorenson McMICHAEL was born February 10, 1921, in Sandersig, Denmark. She died of heart disease in Toronto on Wednesday evening. She was 86. She is survived by her older sister, Astrid WRIGHT. She will be buried at Tapawingo beside her husband, amid the graves of the Group of Seven. The graveyard was created by the Province of Ontario and is restricted to members of the Group of Seven, their wives and the founders. The graves are laid out in a circle, with rocks from the Canadian Shield as headstones. Members of the group not interred there are Franklin Carmichael, Edwin Holgate, L.L. FitzGerald and J.E. MacDonald.
The funeral will be held at the gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario, at 11 a.m. on Monday.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-06 published
McMICHAEL, Signe Kirsten (née SORENSEN,) LL.D., O.Ont.
It is with great sadness that the family and Friends of Signe McMICHAEL announce her death on July 4, 2007. Signe was born in Denmark on February 10, 1921 and, together with her parents and two sisters, immigrated to Canada in 1927. Upon their arrival the family settled on a farm in the Peace River Country, Alberta. After graduating from Alberta College, Signe spent the Second World War in Vancouver, serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in communications. At war's end she moved to Toronto where, in 1949, she married Robert McMICHAEL. Together, Robert and Signe fulfilled their dream of building a log home on the banks of the Humber River in Kleinburg, Ontario, in which to showcase their growing collection of works by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Over the years, this wonderful art collection expanded to include many fine examples of works by Inuit and First Nations artists. From this modest beginning has grown the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Robert and Signe McMICHAEL's legacy to the country they both loved so much. Signe McMICHAEL was predeceased by her husband, Robert, and by her sister, Helen MINIKER. She is survived by her sister Astrid WRIGHT and by her nieces Penny FENWICK, Timmy MIDDLETON , and Deanna BETTY. Also surviving Signe are several grandnieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg on July 8, 2007 between 4: 00 and 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the gallery at 11: 00 a.m. on July 9, 2007 followed by interment on the McMichael grounds. All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Heritage Funeral Centre, Toronto, 416-423-1000.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
Father hailed as hero for sacrifice on Lake Superior
By Ian BAILEY and Matthew TREVISAN, Page A6
Vancouver, Toronto -- Kenny LIM wasn't a strong swimmer, but he was a strong father.
That devotion to his children prompted him to try to save his son, Dexter, when they found themselves in trouble while swimming in Lake Superior. The 10-year-old survived, but the effort cost his 47-year-old father his life.
Cynthia LIM, Mr. LIM's wife of 15 years, conceded yesterday that her husband wasn't much of a swimmer.
"He swam a little bit in pools, but only if he could see the bottom," Mrs. LIM said after a memorial service yesterday that drew an overflow crowd to the family's Baptist church in their central Vancouver neighbourhood.
She wasn't surprised by his final act. "He never would have hesitated. That wouldn't have been in him."
Her brother, David WRIGHT, agreed, standing outside in the sunshine after the emotional memorial service where tears over Mr. LIM's passing mingled easily with laughter over Mr. LIM's endearing quirks.
"It's a horrible situation to be in," Mr. WRIGHT said, pondering the dilemma his brother-in-law faced in his final moments. "But it does show what Kenny was like. The core of Kenny's character was that love he has for other people. That's something that won't be forgotten."
Mr. LIM, a graphic artist at CTV in Vancouver for the past 10 years, was coming home from Ontario after a four-week vacation that took his wife and three children across Canada to visit family in Toronto. In addition to Dexter, there are two daughters, Malika, 14, and six-year-old Akita.
At about 2 p.m. on July 21, he was swimming in Lake Superior with Dexter near where MacLean's Creek flows into the lake, Ontario Provincial Police said.
The family was staying at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park - about 25 kilometres west of Terrace Bay in northwestern Ontario - and were swimming after a week of heavy rainfall, said Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police Staff Sergeant Brent ANDERSON.
"There was some heavy runoff coming out of the creek and the current being what it was, I think Mr. LIM got out there and got into that current," he said.
Staff Sgt. ANDERSON said conflicting witness statements made it unclear what happened next: Either Dexter started having difficulty swimming and Mr. LIM swam to his son's side, or they both had trouble swimming.
"They were out there together and, at some point, it became evident the father was struggling to swim and, at that point, the son was certainly trying to help the father," Staff Sgt. ANDERSON said.
A nearby camper came to their aid, and the camper and Dexter made it safely to shore. Mr. LIM, however, slipped beneath the surface.
About 90 minutes later, a boater who had volunteered to search the lake with an Ontario Provincial Police officer found Mr. LIM in water 3½ metres deep, about nine metres away from where he was last spotted. An autopsy report later confirmed he drowned.
Aspects of the situation may have been unclear to police, but Mr. LIM's Friends and family yesterday saw things with clarity. He was a hero.
"No one wants to see anyone leave this earth," Jim Leung, a CTV camera operator in Vancouver, said after the service. "But what a way to do it, as a hero."
The pair had worked together for a decade. Mr. Leung last saw Mr. LIM the day before he left on his vacation.
Mr. LIM was always cheerful - "I got a really good vibe from him" - but seemed in especially good spirits before that break.
"He was so looking forward to getting away. It was one of his first vacations for a very, very long time and I knew he needed it. You know: pressures at work as anyone's life has. I was so happy for him to take a breath and to be happy with his family."
There was little, if any, reference during the service yesterday to exactly how Mr. LIM died.
Mourners instead laughed and wept through vivid recollections of how Mr. LIM lived, touching on his devotion to his family, his Friends, his colleagues and his Christian faith. There was talk of his technical wizardry, his intense ability to focus, and his dedicated service as a Cub Scout leader.
Mr. WRIGHT chuckled at how his brother-in-law taught himself to play guitar over the past five years. They struggled together.
"We would get together and try and strum some songs, but we couldn't keep the rhythm. That was a funny time. But he kept up with it. He would look [things] up on the Internet, look things up all the time."
Mr. LIM had always loved music. "He was too busy with life to [learn guitar], and he thought he would never do it, then he saw his younger brother-in-law picking it up, and he thought, 'What am I waiting for?' "
Speaking an hour earlier to the gathered mourners, Mr. WRIGHT said Mr. LIM's death was a shock and a tragedy. "He had so much living left to do."
Asked how the family was doing, Mrs. LIM said, "It's tough," but added that their faith is strong and their church has offered "awesome" support.
Mrs. LIM doubted her husband was afraid at the end.
"He loved his son so much he would have done anything. It didn't matter. He wouldn't have thought. He would just immediately have gone."

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-02 published
GRAHAM, Gary T., M.B.A., C.M.A.
In loving memory of Gary T. GRAHAM, who passed away July 29, 2007. Beloved father, brother, uncle and friend. We will remember you forever in our hearts and thoughts. Gary leaves behind his son Raoul GRAHAM (Marianne,) sister Lois CUDA (John,) niece Jenny THIESSEN (Brian,) niece Cindy WRIGHT (Clay,) and the Rojas-Pizarro-Ruiz family.
A remembrance ceremony will be held at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, on Friday, August 3 at 11 a.m., 733 Mt. Pleasant Road.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
WRIGHT, Beatrice Sohn (formerly COHEN)
Peacefully on Aug 22, 2007 at age 89 in Ottawa. Well-loved and respected over a long life. Pre-deceased by sons Matt COHEN and Andy COHEN and first husband, Morris COHEN and second, Maurice WRIGHT. Survived by siblings Jack SOHN (Deganya) and Reeva SEGAL, daughters-in-law Patsy ALDANA and Susan CARTER, and step-children Wendy WRIGHT (Nir BAREKET), Ken WRIGHT (Mindy PILON), and Tammy PACKER (Richard.) Auntie Bea to many and enthusiastic Baba to Alice COHEN, Daniel COHEN, Sally COHEN, Madeleine COHEN, Coca McALLISTER, Seth McALLISTER, Jason WRIGHT, Jordan WRIGHT, Leah WRIGHT, Jared WRIGHT, Michael PACKER and Jeffrey PACKER. Great-grandmother to Felix. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at the New Jewish Cemetary in Osgoode, Ontario Sunday August 26 at 11 a.m. Shiva private.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-25 published
McKEAG, Honorary Colonel (Retired) The Honourable William John, CM, OM, CD, B. Comm., LL.D
At home on Thursday, August 23, 2007 William John (Jack) McKEAG died surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Dawn CAMPBELL for 56 years. Loving father of Janis (Clifton RICHARDSON,) Darcy (Tom CRAWFORD), Kelly and Douglas (Onalea GILBERTSON), and grandfather of Scott and Colin REES and Stephanie (Alan SAMUELS,) Shannon and Matthew CRAWFORD. Survived by niece Ellen (Kowalski) sisters-in-law Sharon (Vic NAIMISH), Sonya (Scott WRIGHT), Dilly (Bill BURNS) and Pat (Drewett) and one brother-in-law Keith CAMPBELL. Jack was born on March 17, 1928 to Thomas and Isabelle McKEAG in Beresford, Manitoba. He was 18 months old when a car/train collision at Chater, Manitoba killed his mother and older sister. Jack was thrown clear, unharmed, and with the consent of his father, was adopted by George H. McKEAG (cousin of Thomas) and his wife Elizabeth BIGGAR. Jack grew up in Winnipeg, attending Queenston, Robert H. Smith and Kelvin Schools. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1949 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He then joined the family business Security Storage Ltd. (sold to British Traction in 1956) remaining there until 1960, serving as President 1952-60. He helped found McKeag-Harris Realty, latter known as McKeag Realty, and maintained an active role until 2000. Jack was a 'generous and giving guy' who volunteered in his beloved Winnipeg in a great variety of causes. He was a life-long member of St. Andrew's River Heights United Church. He joined the Kiwanis Club in 1951 and thoroughly enjoyed his association, keeping up contact with Friends that he met and worked with in the organization. He served as the President of the Winnipeg Club and as District Governor of the 67 Clubs in Western Canada. The family excursions to Kiwanis conventions across Canada and the U.S.A. rank high in memorable family trips, full of happenings and mis-happenings. Jack loved politics and worked locally for the Liberal party through many elections. In 1977, Prime Minister Trudeau appointed Jack as Lieutenant-Governor of the province of Manitoba, a position he held for 6 years. He was deeply honoured to have served Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. He enjoyed travelling the province, attending fairs, festivals and curling bonspiels. Over 36,000 people from all walks of life attended functions at Government House. Following his tenure as Lieutenant-Governor, Jack returned to the business sector. During this time he served on a number of Boards of Directors provincially, nationally and internationally. These Boards of Directors included: Canadian Motorways Ltd. (1963-80); M.E.P.C. Canadian Properties Ltd. (1974-77); The Investors Group (1975-98) Johnson and Higgins Willis Faber Ltd. (1976-92); Grace General Hospital (1976-86); Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature (1976-84) Greater Winnipeg Gas Company (1978-86); Norcen Energy Resources Ltd. (1980-86); The Council for Canadian Unity (1981-87); Governor of the Olympic Trust of Canada (1983-91) and various community organizations. He was also a member of the St. Charles Country Club, The Manitoba Club, and past member of Winnipeg Winter Club, and Lakewood Country Club. Jack loved duck hunting with his Friends and family. He became a member of Ducks Unlimited (Canada) in 1976, serving as President 1984-85 and as Chairman 1986-88. He was a big booster of the Winnipeg Jets too, serving as President 1976-77) In 1973, Jack was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Fort Garry Horse, enthusiastically supporting the regiment until retirement in 1998. Jack was the recipient of many honours during his lifetime, including: The Knight of Grace in the Canadian Priory of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint_John of Jerusalem (1971), Knight of Justice (1982); Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1978); Canadian Decoration (1986), Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation (1993) Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. Jack and Dawn were keen travellers and covered a great part of the world. Always, however Winnipeg was home. The favourite place for the family to gather each summer was at Granite Lake, Ontario. In spite of all Jack's honours and activities, he always had time for his family activities - be it school, hockey, soccer, baseball, swim meets or the horse barn. He was always ready with a little 'walking around money' for 'his Buds'. For the first time since 1980, Jack could not spend part of the winter in Sarasota, Florida. He was too ill to travel. During his illness, Jack was looked after by a legion of caring people at the Grace Hospital and by the Home Care and their Palliative Care Unit. Angels All! It allowed him to die at home in the midst of his family. A special thanks to Doctor T. Morgan and Colonel Max Ryan. The service for William John (Jack) McKEAG will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at St. Andrew's River Heights United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Internment will take place at a latter date. The pallbearers will be members of the Fort Garry Horse Regiment. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in fond tribute to Jack's Memory can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or the Manitoba Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Neil Bardal Inc. (204) 949-2200 www.nbardal.mb.ca

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-28 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Anna Joyce "Joy" (née WRIGHT)
Peacefully passed away at Saint_Joseph Health Centre, Saturday August 25, 2007. Survived by loving husband Richard of 59 years. Cherished mother of Sherry and Karine, Don, and Mike and Jude. "Gramma" to 9 grandchildren and "Great-Gramma" to 8 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Joy was active throughout her life at Saint Paul's United Church and Islington United Church. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.
Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Thursday August 30, 2007, from 7 to 9, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at Islington United Church. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
SEDGWICK, Doctor William Scott
It is with great sadness that the Sedgwick family announces the death of Doctor William (Bill) SEDGWICK on Thursday, August 30, 2007. Bill was in his 91st year of life and was the much loved husband of the late Margaret Jean (née SHORTREED.) They were happily married for 64 years. Bill was an inspirational father to his children Margaret, James, Elizabeth and Jane and loving grandfather to Scott and Luke. Bill is survived by his brother John and is predeceased by his sister Mildred GATES, brother Arthur and his parents Arthur and Annie SEDGWICK (née SCOTT.) Dr. SEDGWICK graduated from The University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in 1943 and was awarded The Ontario Medical Association Prize in Preventative Medicine and The William John Hendry Memorial Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. A veteran of World War 2, he served with The Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp in Italy and England. After the war, Bill and Jean made their home in Woodstock where he practised medicine for 42 years, retiring at age 71. Bill was a lifelong participant and fan of many sports and was a member of The Woodstock Curling Club and Craigowan Golf Club. The family thanks Doctor Jeffery NICHOLLS for his Friendship and special care that he gave to Bill. We also extend heartfelt thanks to all his caregivers, both in the home and at The Woodstock General Hospital. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from 2: 30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at Chalmers United Church on Thursday, September 6th at 12 p.m. with Rev. Glenn WRIGHT officiating. The reception will follow at the Sedgwick family home. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Doctor SEDGWICK, please give to a charity of your choice. Interment at Hutchison Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville, Ontario will be held at a later date. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
WRIGHT, David Alexander, S.C.I.A., F.I.A., A.S.A.
Peacefully at North York General Hospital, as a result of a complication following a fall, on Saturday, September 1, 2007 in his 74th year. David leaves his loving wife Elsa (ALISON,) and his children Fiona (Paul), Graham (Athos), and Helen (Ron). Cherished Grandpa of Ryan, Alyson, and Dylan. Special thanks to the staff of 4W and Intensive Care Unit of North York General Hospital. Service to celebrate David's life will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Jerrett Funeral Home, North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street (2 lights South of Steeles). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Willowdale Presbyterian Church, Parkinson's Society of Canada, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
WRIGHT, James Gordon
Jim passed away in a tragic accident at Lac des Iles, Entrelacs, on Saturday September 1, 2007 at the age of 64. Loving husband to his best friend Nancy, he is dearly missed by his son David, daughters Kathleen and Melanie, brother George (Carol), sister Mary WEMP (Ross,) and brother-in-law David McENTYRE (Tassy.) Born in Vancouver to Isabelle and James A. WRIGHT, Jim was educated at Upper Canada College (1961), McGill University (1965) and Université Laval (1968). In 1975, Jim married the love of his life, Nancy McENTYRE, beginning a beautiful partnership providing mutual strength and joy to their lives. Jim practiced law with an emphasis on commercial real estate as a member of Martineau Walker for 30 years, including two years on secondment to the Foreign Investment Review Agency as deputy director of the Compliance Branch. In 1999, Jim redirected his efforts, becoming the executive director of EPOC Montreal, an organization offering job training to disadvantaged youth. In 2003 he was appointed director of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation, providing study fellowships at McGill University to young leaders from around the world. Jim dearly appreciated his time with the Sauvé scholars, always revelling in their extraordinary accomplishments. Jim was a pillar among many communities. At McGill University, he was an active member (and president) of the McGill Alumni Association and president of the University Club. He served on the Board of Gover nors of McGill University from 1997 to 2006, and was recently named Governor Emeritus (2007). In his home city of Westmount, Jim served as president of the Westmount Municipal Association, later elected as City Councillor from 19911999. Jim was appointed by the Government of Finland as Honourary Consul of Finland at Montreal from 1993 to 1999. In recognition of his service, he was awarded the Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland. Lac des Iles was Jim's favourite place to spend time with his family (both immediate and ever-extending) and his wonderful Friends. He was passionate about the lake, serving as chair of the Wexford Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving the ecology of Lac des Iles. A private funeral will be held and a public memorial service will be announced. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the James G. Wright Memorial Bursary and Scholarship Fund. Donations should be made payable to the Sauvé Scholars Foundation (for the J.G.W. Fund), c/o Sauvé Scholars Foundation, The James Wright Fund, 1514 Avenue Doctor Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1B9.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-13 published
WRIGHT, Mary
Passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at her residence in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Maurice. Loving mother of Lawrence and his wife Gloria, Martha, Jim and his wife Allison. Dear grandmother of Teresa, Maurice, Graeme, Emma, David and Elizabeth. Fondly remembered by her brother and sisters. An avid bridge player and active church member of Saint Paul's United Church. Mary kept busy with many activities. Visitation at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville (905-842-2252) on Friday, September 14, 2007 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, 454 Rebecca Street, Oakville on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Vistamere.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
McKINLAY, Ronald A.
A celebratory concert in memory of Ronald A. McKINLAY will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Metropolitan United Church, Queen and Church Streets, Toronto. Metropolitan's glorious five manual Casavant organ with gallery echo organ, the Metropolitan Choir and Members of the Metropolitan Silver Band. Organist and choir director - Patricia WRIGHT, M.F.A., D.M.A., F.R.C.C.O. and Fran HARVEY, Band Conductor Everyone Is Welcome

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
WRIGHT, Sheila (née SHIELS) (September 15 1921-September 26 2007)
'Hitch your wagon to a star' Peacefully, with her four daughters by her side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre at the age of 86. Dearest mother of Anne WRIGHT- HOWARD (Mark STAROWICZ), Kathleen FREEMAN (Dennis), Hillary WRIGHT (Tita TREVISAN), and Elizabeth MUNSON (Neil). Loving Granny to Caitlin and Madeleine STAROWICZ, Matthew, Allison and Julia FREEMAN, Nicolas TREVISAN, and Lara MUNSON. Dearly missed by devoted caregiver and friend Amy OSICOS. Predeceased by beloved sister Annie SHIELS and brothers Andrew and Edward. Lovingly remembered by her large family in England and Ireland, especially her brothers Humphrey and Patrick SHIELDS (Brigid), sisters Brigid (Derrick LOCKE), Eileen, Chrissie (John PATER,) and dear cousin Sheila (Barney MAILEY.) Sheila was born at the family home of Ballyhernan in Donegal, Ireland. She married William WRIGHT in Salisbury, England in 1947. They immigrated to Toronto with four young daughters in 1956. Sheila was a successful real estate agent in Toronto's west end for over twenty years. She will be remembered for her strength, quick wit, and deep love of family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations to Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
WRIGHT, James G.
Jim passed away in a tragic accident September 1st, 2007 at the age of 64. Loving husband to his best friend Nancy, he is dearly missed by his son David, daughters Kathleen and Melanie, brother George (Carol,) sister Mary WEMP (Ross) and brother-in-law David McENTYRE (Tassy.)
A memorial service will be held on October 12th at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, located on St. Catherine St. between Union Ave. and University Street, Montreal.
If you so wish, the family would appreciate donations in Jim's memory to the charity of your choice, or to the Sauvé Scholars Foundation (for the James G. Wright Memorial Bursary and Scholarship Fund), 1514 Dr. Penfield Ave., Montreal, Quebec H3G 1B9.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
CUNNINGHAM, Lena Margery
Peacefully at Saint Michael's Hospital on Friday, October 12, 2007. Dear sister of Bill WRIGHT. Loving aunt of Jim, Tom, Ted, Muriel, Steve, Tim, Jeff and their families. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, October 15th. A service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, October 16th at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made in Lena's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, P.O. Box 2414, Toronto M4P 1E4. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-23 published
McCREARY, Beatrice Adele
Passed away peacefully at Kensington Gardens, Toronto, on Saturday October 20, 2007. Beloved wife of the late John K. McCREARY. Dear mother of Stephen and his wife Beth of Washington, D.C. and Michael of Texas. Loving grandmother of Katherine and Sarah. Survived by her brother John WRIGHT and his wife Virginia. Predeceased by brothers Charles and Lloyd and survived by dear sisters-in-law Jean and Helen. Funeral service will be held at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Wednesday October 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-07 published
McGIBBON, Marie Louise Connell " Babs"
Babs took her golf game to the next level this past Monday, November 5th, and drove a beautiful, peaceful shot off the tee for the last time. And in true form, she no doubt will be asking those in front whether she can "play through." In her 85th year, she was wife of the late Charles C. McGIBBON, sister of Basil CONNELL (Newmarket) and outstanding mother of Ian (Maureen) of Toronto, Peter of Montreal, Peggy of Aurora and Susan (Rolfe) of Toronto. She proudly leaves her grandchildren Andrew, Charles, Heather, Laura, Maria, and Zachary, along with her great-granddaughter Brooke.
To say that she lived life to its fullest is an understatement. During World War 2 she served as a naval Women's Royal Naval Service in Vancouver where she met her great love and future husband 'Charlie'. The great outdoors is where Babs thrived. She was an extremely active alpine skier and conquered many of the great peaks on the planet. However, her role as part of the famous 'Kirby Belles' at the Oshawa Ski Club gave her some of her fondest memories. A life-long cottager on the family island in Georgian Bay, she was famous for her animated stride jump off the front point and rowing her boat while taking it all in.
She was a committed life-long health enthusiast and was an avid golfer, biker, hiker, walker, gardener, theatre-goer, and world traveler. She was a friend to so many and never tired of experiencing what the world had to offer. Babs was down to earth, generous, caring and fun and also made a point of giving back to her community and causes she believed in. She was an active participant in the Oshawa community for over 50 years supporting such worthy causes as The Boy's Club of Oshawa, Simcoe Hall and The Alzheimer's Society.
She will always be remembered for her laugh, love of learning, joie de vivre and those baby blue eyes that were always twinkling.
The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks and gratitude to her caring companion of the last four years, Rachelle Espinosa. Thanks also to Doctor Barry WRIGHT of Oshawa for his fine care over the years as well as to Doctor Terry BATES and the excellent staff at Bayview Extendicare for their many kindnesses and care. The family would also like to thank the staff in the Acute Geriatric Unit at the North York General who made Babs comfortable during her last days.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 9th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home (152 King St. E., Oshawa, 905-433-5558). Friends and family are welcome to celebrate her life on Saturday, November 10th at 11 a.m. at The Thornton Cemetery, located at 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa. A reception will follow at The Oshawa Golf and Curling Club (160 Alexandra Street, 905-723-4681) at 1 p.m. In memory of Babs, donations to Simcoe Hall may be made on her behalf (www.simcoehall.com, 905-728-7525). Memories and wishes may be sent to susan.mcgibbon@sympatico.ca. To honour Babs, laugh with the people you love and live every day to its fullest.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
GIBSON, Lt. Col. Edward Slade, C.D., M.D., F.C.B.O.M.
On November 10, 2007, age 79. Beloved husband of Audrey WRIGHT (MOGGACH) and the late Jean SOEDER (mother of his three sons.) son of the late Capt. Lyle and Edith GIBSON. Proud father of Col. Neil (Eleanore) of St. Albert, Chris (Nicole) of Courtice and Brian (Alison) of Burlington. Step-father of Susan O'BRIEN of Hamilton and Warren WRIGHT (Linda) of Harrington Park, New Jersey. Brother of Joan BENNETT of Toronto, uncle of Karen BENNETT (Peter) of Toronto and John BENNETTT (Inge) of Ottawa. Proud of 11 exceptional grandchildren, Katy, Aidan, Kyle, Breanne, Taylor and Gregory GIBSON, Jesse and Matt O'BRIEN, Eric, Alex and Lauren WRIGHT. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools and the University of Toronto. In his medical career he was in family practice in Welland and Tavistock Ontario. As an occupational health physician was Medical Director at Dofasco until his retirement, then Medical Director of the Hamilton Hospitals Assessment Centre. He was the first president of the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada. He was a strong supporter of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics within industry and was an honourary fellow of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists. In his research as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University he was the first to identify the association between steel foundry work and lung cancer. With his colleagues at Dofasco demonstrated the hearing loss could occur at noise levels of 85 decibels (formerly thought to be a 'safe' level). His research on low back pain demonstrated that pre-employment back x-rays did not predict future back pain, other research involved cardiovascular disease and hypertension in steelworkers and latterly the impact of sleep problems on adolescent students. In the Canadian Forces he had been a Flight Surgeon in the Royal Canadian Air Force and in the R.C.A.M.C.(M) was Commanding Officer of 12 Medical Company, Kitchener, and 16 Medical Company, Hamilton. In the community he was President of SleeplWake Disorders Canada and had been a director of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Hamilton Burlington Big Brother Association and Pet Trust (University of Guelph). He was a member of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Westdale. We would particularly like to thank the Staff of the Community Care Access Centre for their vital help. The Juravinski Centre, Dr. Hotte, Doctor Craigie, Maryanne were particularly efficient and compassionate. Very special thanks to Doctor Grant Taylor and the caring staff of the Doctor Bob Kemp Hospice. The family will receive Friends at The Swackhamer, Blachford and Wray Funeral Home, 1341 Main St. W., Hamilton, 905-522-9221, on Tuesday November 12, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held on Wednesday at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Westdale, at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Doctor Bob-Kemp Hospice, Saint Paul's Anglican Church or the charity of your choice.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-14 published
WRIGHT, Byron (August 1, 1943-November 6, 2007)
After a difficult illness Byron passed away in Palm Springs, his second home. He was a fisherman for 45 years and was well-known as Captain of three seiners, all called 'Prosperity'. He fished salmon herring and lately pioneered the emerging sardine fishery. He had also served in the last commercial whaling fleet in British Columbia and fished halibut in the Bering Sea. He was well-known throughout the industry as an innovator and successful fisherman. He had many Friends in the First Nations community from his boyhood in Alert Bay. He was multi-talented and pursued many interests as an art collector, wine connoisseur, and gourmet cook. He leaves behind his loving wife Patricia, his mother Wilma RODGERS, two sons Brendan and Kevan in British Columbia and stepchildren Lorena and Luis ARELLANO in California. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date and notices will be sent out.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-16 published
WRIGHT, Byron (August 1, 1943-November 6, 2007)
After a difficult illness Byron passed away in Palm Springs, his second home. He was a fisherman for 45 years and was well-known as Captain of three seiners, all called 'Prosperity'. He fished salmon herring and lately pioneered the emerging sardine fishery. He had also served in the last commercial whaling fleet in British Columbia and fished halibut in the Bering Sea. He was well-known throughout the industry as an innovator and successful fisherman. He had many Friends in the First Nations community from his boyhood in Alert Bay. He was multi-talented and pursued many interests as an art collector, wine connoisseur, and gourmet cook. He leaves behind his loving wife Patricia, his mother Wilma RODGERS, two sons Brendan and Kevan in British Columbia and stepchildren Lorena and Luis ARELLANO in California. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date and notices will be sent out.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-23 published
McGILLIVRAY, Doctor Duncan Wray
On Wednesday, November 21, 2007, in Burlington, Wray "Muggs" McGILLIVRAY in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Faye (née ADDERMAN) McGILLIVRAY. Much loved father of Janis McGILLIVRAY and her husband Alain LAMOUREUX, Judy DARLING and her husband Jack, Dan McGILLIVRAY and his wife Louise and Trish RAITHBY and her husband Andy. Cherished grandfather of Marc, Jeffrey, Matt, Kate, Anne, Maddy, Michael and Aimee. Predeceased by his sister Bernice HARVEY and brother Donald McGILLIVRAY. Wray is also lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Rhea McGILLIVRAY and her children, Donald, Catherine, Jane, David, and their families. The family would like to express their appreciation to Doctor N. WRIGHT, Doctor C. RAGONETTI and the staff at the Village of Tansley Woods for their care and kindness. Private Cremation. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Saturday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Wray's Life will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 12: 30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. If desired, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Parkinson Society Canada or the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
BOLAND, Michael James
Born January 24, 1941, died peacefully at home on November 30, 2007 surrounded by the loving care of his family. Mike was a devoted husband of forty-one years to Marie (née KELLY,) a beloved father to Scott, Brad (Kirsten NICOLSON,) Craig, and Kelly (David HILBORN) and the adored "Poppa" of Cait and Luke HILBORN and Murray and Moira BOLAND. He is also survived by his sisters Patricia FORTNUM of Toronto and Jo Ann WRIGHT of Hamilton. A thoughtful, kind and generous man who was always willing to share skills, knowledge and time with others. Mike will be sadly missed by his large extended family and many Friends. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint_John Chrysostom Church (Main and Ontario streets) Newmarket on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. followed by interment at Saint_John's Cemetery. Memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation (Cancer Care) or Community Care Access Centre of York Region would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-19 published
WRIGHT, Jean McNeece (née MONTGOMERY)
In the presence of family, Jean passed away peacefully with grace, courage and humour on December 15, 2007 in Marriots Cove, Nova Scotia. Born in Sawyerville, Quebec on July 23, 1918, she was a daughter of Richard and Edith MONTGOMERY. She attended Bishop's University and MacDonald College (McGill) graduating in 1942. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Doctor James WRIGHT; sisters, Irene and Frances and brother, Hart MONTGOMERY. She is survived by her daughter, Jill HAMILTON, Halifax; son, Jamie (Connie) WRIGHT, Toronto; granddaughter, Erin (Tim) WRIGHT and great-grandchildren, Leo and Isabella ROSS, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; grand_son, Tim (Tiffany) WRIGHT and great-grand_son, Aidyn WRIGHT, London, United Kingdom. Cremation has taken place, and according to her wishes no service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
IVEY, Beryl M. (née NURSE)
In the early hours of Christmas morning, in her 83rd year, 2007, Beryl IVEY died in her sleep of heart failure. She will be greatly missed by her husband Richard, her children Richard (Donna), Jennifer Ivey BANNOCK, Rosamond (John MacFARLANE) and Suzanne Ivey COOK (Dan,) her grandchildren Samantha, Alexandra and William IVEY, Olivia, Stephanie and Michael BANNOCK, and Dylan, Myles and Hayden COOK, and her brother Robert NURSE (Margaret.) Born in Chatham, Ontario, Beryl was predeceased by her parents Lt. Col. W. IVAN and Beatrice NURSE, and her sister Audrey WRIGHT.
A celebrated athlete in high school, Beryl attended Brescia College at the University of Western Ontario on full scholarship, earning a B.A., and then attended the Ontario College of Education.
In 1949 she began a 58 year partnership with Dick in which they focused on raising a family, volunteerism, community leadership and philanthropy. As the children grew, she became actively engaged as a board member for many arts organizations including the Shaw Festival and the National Ballet School. A lifelong interest in gardening and extensive travel to exotic destinations with Dick led Beryl to become increasingly enthralled by, and concerned for, nature's great gifts. For more than forty years, through environmental grantmaking at the Ivey Foundation and leadership at organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund Canada, she stood up and spoke out for conservation and the protection of biodiversity.
To round out her interests, for the last twenty years Beryl also devoted her considerable energy to the betterment of Canada's healthcare system through London based health care institutions, and to the advancement of education and research at The University of Western Ontario. Her devotion to volunteerism and philanthropy were recognized this year with her appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada.
Beryl's kind and generous nature, impeccable integrity, intellectual curiosity and pursuit of excellence were admired by all who knew her.
A private family service and burial will take place on her 83rd birthday, December 28th. A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation to Foundation Western at University of Western Ontario or London Community Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
WRIGHT, Sandra Dorothy (née BROUILLET)
With dignity and grace, Sandy passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 24th, 2007. Sandy BROUILLET, beloved wife of Eric WRIGHT. Loving and devoted mother of Vanessa and her husband Kevin, and Lesley. Dear Sister of Graham and Neil BROUILLET. Treasured daughter of William and the late Nora BROUILLET. She will be missed by an abundance of caring Friends. Sandy was a remarkable woman, with an altruistic nature that has always endeared her to others, helping her family, Friends and causes. She had an intrinsic love for her fellow man and her love of life was evident in her talents and throughout her life. She will always be an inspiration to many. Friends are invited to call at the Ross Funeral Chapel, 135 Walton Street, Port Hope, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Saint Mark's Anglican Church, King Street, Port Hope, on Friday, December 28th at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to The Cobourg Survivors Thriver's Dragon Boat Team would be appreciated and can be received at www.rossfuneralchapel.com

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
WEST, Orma (née WILCOX)
Peacefully at Toronto on Thursday, December 27, 2007 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Lorne. Loved mother of Donald (Sharon) and Mary (David WRIGHT.) Dear grandma of Jeff, Lindsay and Andrew WRIGHT and Taylor, Colin and Clark WESAINT_Dear sister of Anna ELLISON. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Leisure World O'Connor Gate for their kindness. A private family service will be held. A public memorial service to be held in Leaside United Church, Toronto, will be announced in January. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite #500, Toronto, M4P 2C9 or Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road, Toronto, M4G 1W4 would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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WRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-31 published
IVEY, Beryl M. (née NURSE)
In the early hours of Christmas morning, in her 83rd year, 2007, Beryl IVEY died in her sleep of heart failure. She will be greatly missed by her husband Richard, her children Richard (Donna), Jennifer Ivey BANNOCK, Rosamond (John MacFARLANE) and Suzanne Ivey COOK (Dan,) her grandchildren Samantha, Alexandra and William IVEY, Olivia, Stephanie and Michael BANNOCK, and Dylan, Myles and Hayden COOK, and her brother Robert NURSE (Margaret.) Born in Chatham, Ontario, Beryl was predeceased by her parents Lt. Col. W. Ivan and Beatrice NURSE, and her sister Audrey WRIGHT.
A celebrated athlete in high school, Beryl attended Brescia College at the University of Western Ontario on full scholarship, earning a B.A., and then attended the Ontario College of Education.
In 1949 she began a 58 year partnership with Dick in which they focused on raising a family, volunteerism, community leadership and philanthropy. As the children grew, she became actively engaged as a board member for many arts organizations including the Shaw Festival and the National Ballet School. A lifelong interest in gardening and extensive travel to exotic destinations with Dick led Beryl to become increasingly enthralled by, and concerned for, nature's great gifts. For more than forty years, through environmental grantmaking at the Ivey Foundation and leadership at organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund Canada, she stood up and spoke out for conservation and the protection of biodiversity.
To round out her interests, for the last twenty years Beryl also devoted her considerable energy to the betterment of Canada's healthcare system through London based health care institutions, and to the advancement of education and research at The University of Western Ontario. Her devotion to volunteerism and philanthropy were recognized this year with her appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada.
Beryl's kind and generous nature, impeccable integrity, intellectual curiosity and pursuit of excellence were admired by all who knew her.
A private family service and burial will take place on her 83rd birthday, December 28th. A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation to Foundation Western at University of Western Ontario or London Community Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences and memories may be forward through www.humphreymiles.com.

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WRIGHTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-15 published
ARNOLD, Don F.W.
Suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, Don F.W. ARNOLD of London in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Judy (HAY) ARNOLD for 35 years. Dear son of Ivy and the late Boyd ARNOLD. Proud father of David ARNOLD and his wife Kathy of London. Loving grandfather of Cooper, Jaden, Sage and Nolan. Dear brother of Sharon WRIGHTON and uncle to Alison and Leanna. Also missed by his mother-in-law Peggy HAY, many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Friends will be received by the family from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The celebration of Don's life will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 615 Baseline Road East, London, on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment in Christ Church Ivy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 100-555 Southdale Road, East, London, Ontario N6E 1A2. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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WRIGHTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-03 published
FOX, William “Bill” Maxwell Murray
Suddenly at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Monday, July 2, 2007. William “Bill” Maxwell Murray FOX of R.R.#3, Mount Forest in his 40th year. Beloved husband of Carrie (WRIGHTSON) FOX. Loved father of Derek WRIGHTSON and Crystal SMITH of Walkerton, Amber FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest, Kyle FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest, Charity FOX of Southampton, Ryan FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest, Corbin FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest and Shyanne FOX of R.R.#3 Mount Forest. Loving grandfather of Donte. Dear son of Fred FOX of Ayton and the late Georgina FOX. Son-in-law of Betty WRIGHTSON and Stephen BEZPALKO and the late Adam WRIGHTSON. Brother of Jim FAWETT and wife Marnie of Guelph, Glenn FOX and wife Sharon of Calgary and Terri-Lynn ATTWOOD and husband John of Guelph. Brother-in-law of Adam WRIGHTSON and wife Michelle of Guelph and Randy WRIGHTSON and wife Kelly of Guelph. Bill is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Wednesday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, July 5th at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Thames Valley Children's Hospital, London would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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WRIGHTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-25 published
McDONALD, Malcolm 'Max'
Suddenly, after a brief illness, at Saint Mary's Hospital on October 23, 2007. Beloved father of Daniel and Jennifer. Sadly missed by his sister Elizabeth (James) BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Kitchener. Dear friend of Cheryl BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Williamsford. Loving uncle for many nieces and nephews. Will be missed by his sister-in-laws Inez CRAWFORD, Ella MacLEOD and Lois (Guy) TREMBLAY and his aunt Ann (Bob) WRIGHTSON. Predeceased by his wife Gwenn, his parents Daniel and Florence and his siblings Allan and Colleen. Max was a good family man, who made Friends wherever he went. He'll be missed on the hunting trips with the “Buss-Boys“. The family will receive Friends and relatives on Friday October 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West, Kitchener 519-745-9495. Memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home on Saturday October 27 at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made at www.mem.com.

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WRIGLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-21 published
BURT, Janet (née WRIGLEY)
Of Wiarton passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, November 19, 2007 in her 88th year. Cherished wife of Arthur for 66 years and dear mother of Diane (Terry) CUTTING of Cambridge, Nancy SOULIERE (Garry WILLIS) of Owen Sound, Faye (Don) SHOULDICE of Cambridge, Sharon BRAY (Greg WILKIE) of Owen Sound and Susan (John) FITZGERALD of Elmira. Special Grandma of Kimberley-Anne, Scott, Andrew, Michael, Brendon and Devin. She will be sadly missed by sister Bertha BARFOOT of Goderich and sister-in-law Orma WRIGLEY of Toronto. Janet was predeceased by her parents John Henry and Louise (PORTER) WRIGLEY, brothers Jack, Earl, and Harold and sisters Hazel WEST, Florence GRAHAM and Irene GUNSON. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Janet's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery. Donations made to Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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WRINCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-23 published
WRINCH, Margaret Evelynn "Lynn" "Scone" (née HOWARD)
Peacefully at Belmont House on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at the age of 86. Widow of Major-General Arthur E. WRINCH and Doctor Allan G. CRISP; sister of Ted, Betty and the late J.A.K. HOWARD; stepmother of Jody REID, the late Jill LOGEL, John CRISP, the late Allan CRISP, and of John WRINCH. Memorial service at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 lights west of Yonge St.) on Wednesday at 4: 00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined -- donations to the Canadian Red Cross or the Belmont House Foundation will be greatly appreciated.

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