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DRUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-01 published
DRUM, W. Clayton
Passed away on May 27, 2007, in his 93rd year at Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Barbara, his son David (Barbara), his daughter Lana (Dan) and his three grand-daughters Tonya (Kevin), Candice (Joel) and Heather, along with his niece Debra, and his nephews Wilfred and Stephen of Toronto. A Memorial Service will be held at the Armstrong-Rideau Funeral Home, 1640 Côte-Vertu (514) 331-1104 on Saturday, June 2nd at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital (514-457-3440) Email: steanne@vac-acc.gc.ca or a charity of your choice. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of the Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital for their care.

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DRUMMOND o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-18 published
BUCHANAN, Jean
At the Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on Monday, October 15, 2007 in her 95th year, Jean BUCHANAN, most recently of Meaford. Daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (YAKE) BUCHANAN of Mount Forest. Predeceased by her sisters Luella (Arthur) DRUMMOND, Evelyn (Tim) DYCE, Elva (Herb) EADY and her brother, Alex (Mamie) BUCHANAN. Lovingly remembered by three generations of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one niece and one nephew. To honour Jean's wishes, cremation has occurred. A committal service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday October 27th in the Mount Forest Cemetery. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. If you wish, tributes to Jean may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest. Memorial online at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com.

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DRURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
DRURY, Kathy A.
Thursday, December 20, 2007 Kathy passed away quietly at home with her Friends and personal care givers, Betty J. Russell and Fran Brown by her side, after a courageous 11 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Beloved wife of the late Wayne, the love of her life. She leaves behind, her only relations, her Aunt Joan, and her husband Henry GREENWOOD of London, England. Aunt Joan, arrived from London five weeks ago to be by her side. Appreciation is extended to Cathy, Cliff, and Marlene for their help given to Betty and for their continuing support. Kathy DRURY has been recognized as an arduously committed person on behalf of her community service, after moving to Mississauga some twenty years ago. Among her many charities was her contribution to AIDS Research. She was chosen by Her Worship, Mayor Hazel McCallion to Chair the Mississauga Community Foundation five years ago, which has become one of the most respected and successful Foundations in Canada. She has been the guiding Chair for the Mississauga Convention Centre Foundation's Rainbow Ball. It was only recently announced that Kathy received the prestigious Honorary Mississauga Citizen of the Year, Gordon S. Shipp Memorial Award. Kathy was also recognized for her charitable efforts as she was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Rotary Club of Mississauga. Appreciation is extended to Doctor Michael KING, Oncologist, and his staff at the Trillium Health Centre and to Doctor Erella ROUSSEAU for their efforts and care; also to Doctor Ben Chue and his staff at Cancer Care of America in Seattle. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Kathy's Life will be announced at a later time. Online condolences and future Service information can be found at www.neweduk.com. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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DRUTEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
CARROLL, Lana Marie
On January 1, 2007, at 50 years of age, Lana Marie CARROLL suddenly died at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Lana fought the odds all her life, right from birth. She was a champion who loved animals, especially her cats Ralphina, Rustina and Frankie. She did all she could to help the disabled in Oshawa and worked for many years with Handi-Transit. More recently, she worked for the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Lana was once voted Woman of Distinction in Durham Region. She loved movies, Barbra Streisand, Marlon Brando, Brian Dennehy and a good steak. She was beautiful, had fun in her eye and had a joy for the simple things in life. Lana will never be forgotten by her brother Michael CARROLL, her twin sister Lynne KERR, her brother-in-law Bill MOORE, her sister Lisa VAN DRUTEN, her brother Steven VAN DRUTEN, her niece Laurie KERR, her nephew Jay COSTESCU and her beloved stepmother Julie CARROLL. Relatives and Friends may pay their respects at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711) on Friday, January 5, 2007, between 3: 00 and 4:00 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel the same day at 4: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oshawa Humane Society.

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DRUTEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
CARROLL, Lana Marie
On January 1, 2007, at 50 years of age, Lana Marie CARROLL suddenly died at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Lana fought the odds all her life, right from birth. She was a champion who loved animals, especially her cats Ralphina, Rustina, and Frankie. She did all she could to help the disabled in Oshawa and worked for many years with Handi- Transit. More recently she worked for the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Lana was once voted Woman of Distinction in Durham Region. She loved movies, Barbra Streisand, Marlon Brando, Brian Dennehy, and a good steak. She was beautiful, had fun in her eye, and had a joy for the simple things in life. Lana will never be forgotten by her brother Michael CARROLL, her twin sister Lynne KERR, her brother-in-law Bill MOORE, her sister Lisa VAN DRUTEN, her brother Steven VAN DRUTEN, her niece Laurie KERR, her nephew Jay COSTESCU and her beloved stepmother Julie CARROLL. Relatives and Friends may pay their respects at the Armstrong Funeral Home 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711) on Friday January 5, 2007, between 3: 00 and 4:00 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel the same day at 4: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oshawa Humane Society.

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DRUXERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-03 published
SCHACHTER, Doctor Ricky (née KANEE) (1918-2007)
Healer, educator, innovator and advocate for the rights of women, Jews and people in need, passed away peacefully on July 1st following a prolonged illness during which she was constantly surrounded by the love of her family and Friends. We thank the staff at the Toronto Western and Baycrest Hospitals for their compassion and exemplary care. Our special thanks to the caregivers Naty, Lota, and Erwina. Doctor Ricky SCHACHTER had a long, productive and fulfilling life. Beloved wife of the late Doctor Benjamin SCHACHTER dear mother and mother-in-law of Doctor Daniel and Anya SCHACHTER, and Bonnie and Peter DRUXERMAN; adoring grandmother of Reva and Jonathan SCHACHTER, and Jessie and Cobi DRUXERMAN; and loving aunt to all of her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Rose and Sam KANEE, and her brothers Abe, Doctor Ben, Sol, and Harry who died at an early age. Raised in Melville, Saskatchewan, Ricky was the daughter of self-educated immigrants, who instilled in her the value of education. She put herself through the universities of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and through medical school at University of Toronto in the early 1940's, later following in her older brother's footsteps to specialize in dermatology at Columbia University in New York, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College in 1950. Ricky settled with her husband, a biochemist, in Toronto where they raised their family. Doctor Ricky, as she preferred to be called, spent every day of her career fighting for equality and patient care, opening many doors for women in her discipline and pioneering new techniques for treating chronic dermatological conditions such as psoriasis and scleroderma. Her hard work, energy and devotion earned her many distinctions, including the Award of Merit from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Order of Canada, the Canadian Dermatology Association Practioner of the Year Award and an honorary doctorate from Queen's University, but she always listed family on her CV as her most important contribution. She has been honoured for her contributions by medical associations from Ontario to Poland. Doctor SCHACHTER took great pride in her achievements, and continued working tirelessly for the benefit of her patients until she became ill in 2006. Doctor SCHACHTER will be sorely missed by her family, Friends, colleagues, students and patients. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. at Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street. Interment will follow at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, 5822 Bathurst Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ricky Kanee Schachter Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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DRUXERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
Canada's pre-eminent dermatologist refused to take no for an answer
She overcame the twin 'congenital anomalies' of being a Jew and a woman by entering medical school and becoming the country's best skin specialist
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
Toronto -- She was a mere slip - a hair over five feet tall, maybe 50 kilos - from a small Prairie town in the middle of nowhere, and was once told she suffered from two "congenital anomalies" that ensured her failure. Even so, people who knew Doctor Ricky Kanee SCHACHTER somehow lose their inhibitions when they describe her (not in so many words) as having had balls. She didn't just open doors for women in medicine, she kicked them down.
Diminutive in physical stature, a giant in her field and the definition of moxie, Doctor SCHACHTER was among Canada's pre-eminent dermatologists, and tallied several firsts: She was the first woman to head an academic division of dermatology in Canada, the first female president of the Canadian Dermatology Association (thus the first woman in Canada to lead specialists in her field) and was the first female to win the Canadian Dermatology Foundation's Practitioner of the Year award, in 2005.
As a woman and a Jew, she overcame tremendous obstacles at a time when being either, never mind both, meant that higher education was difficult, if attainable at all. But "these men and their rules," as she once put it, were not going to stand in her way. She became more determined than ever to become a doctor.
Her stunning success meant breakthroughs in the treatment of her specialties, scleroderma and psoriasis. In 1976, Doctor SCHACHTER established the Psoriasis Education and Research Centre, renamed four years ago the Phototherapy Education and Research Centre at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, the first of its kind in Canada.
Believing she could improve psoriasis sufferers' quality of life on an out-patient basis - that people were more or less capable of taking care of themselves - she first had to convince Ontario's Health Ministry that ambulatory care was more cost-effective than keeping patients in hospital. Her son, Doctor Daniel SCHACHTER, also a dermatologist, said her vision was to provide treatment that did not disrupt patients' daily lives and which stressed self-care - years before the concept existed. The facility remains one of the largest centres of its kind in Canada, and treats about 30,000 visitors annually. It has revolutionized the way some chronic skin diseases are treated.
"She empowered nurses in a way they were never empowered before to become not only caregivers but educators," noted Doctor Neil SHEAR, professor of dermatology at the University of Toronto. "She designed a clinic where people take responsibility for their own care. That has a huge impact on patient outcome.
"Ricky was not only the right person, but in the right place to really deliver a model of care that, even 30 years later, is still innovative and cutting-edge."
In 1991, the Ricky Kanee Schachter Dermatology Centre was opened at Women's College Hospital to treat and educate ambulatory patients, after six years of fundraising. (Her reaction to the campaign's establishment: "I thought I'd faint. I'm basically a shy person.") Shy maybe, but definitely dogged, a trait acquired from her immigrant parents - Russian father, Sam, and Austro-Hungarian mother, Rose - who came to Canada to escape the anti-Semitism of Europe. They had six children - the first died in childbirth - with Ricky their only daughter.
Sam KANEE had arrived in 1903 to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. He settled in Melville, Saskatchewan., opened a general store and eventually went into the grain business to establish the successful Soo Line Mills.
Young Ricky had two role models as a child: her old brother Ben, who went to Columbia University to study dermatology, and her mother, who lovingly tended Ricky's younger brother Harry, who had cerebral palsy. Harry, who died at 16 of chicken pox, couldn't speak, and Rose KANEE taught him to communicate through magazine pictures.
Her other brothers were no slouches: Abe KANEE was an executive with Soo Line Mills. Sol KANEE, who died in April, practised law in Melville and was a former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress. He also formed the first small-loans bank, served on the board of the Bank of Canada longer than anyone and founded the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Ricky, meantime, had skipped several grades, graduated from high school at 14, and announced her plans for university. Her father, an otherwise progressive man, countered that she would be taking up a place for a man, and wanted his daughter to get married and start a family. Ricky threatened that she would never get married until she had a university education. Her father scraped together the money.
She enrolled at the University of Manitoba, where she had her first encounter with anti-Semitism - an "awakening," as she put it in a 1995 published interview. "There was a sign in the women's locker room: 'You Jews have taken over Winnipeg Beach but we don't want you in our locker room.' " She transferred to the University of Saskatchewan where the dean informed her that all the universities in Canada, except in Halifax, had filled their quota of Jews. Six weeks before her final exams, despite being among the top three students, she was told she had to take an IQ test. She refused. Then she was told she couldn't graduate because she lacked a credit in physical education. "So while everybody else was studying, I learned how to swim."
She completed two years in one and, armed with a degree in science (and a swimming badge), she set out for medical school at the University of Toronto. In her only interview with the dean of medicine she was told there was no place for her because she had two congenital anomalies: She was a woman and Jewish.
"What a silly man," she recalled. "I don't think I ever spoke to him again. He didn't know how I felt about medicine. He didn't know how hard my parents worked to send me to university. He didn't know about my brother Ben. And he didn't know I had already been accepted at U of T."
In 1942, she married Benjamin SCHACHTER, a University of Toronto biochemist who was researching female sexual hormones, and graduated the following year. That was followed by two years of postgraduate training in dermatology at Columbia University in New York. Her association with Women's College Hospital began in 1946, and in 1961 she was appointed associate professor in the University of Toronto's faculty of medicine.
She challenged tradition, her grand_son Jonathan, 23, eulogized at her funeral. One of her patients, a nun, had developed a scalp condition from her veil, so in 1959, she wrote the Pope to complain about the dress code for nuns. "Boba got a response, though not from the Pope directly, granting permission for the nun to dress appropriately to cure her condition." A few years later, Jonathan added, the dress code for nuns was relaxed amid other reforms of the Second Vatican Council. "She was by no means an ordinary grandmother, nor an ordinary Jew or woman for that matter, but she was a fiercely driven person who could do whatever she wanted."
That didn't mean she was hard. Health care, poverty and the disparity between rich and poor were her greatest concerns, and her family her greatest love (the names of her children and grandchildren are on page one of a 24-page curriculum vitae).
"I learned so much from how she practised, how she handled patients [and] got to know them all exceedingly well," said Doctor Vera PRICE, who'd been a teenaged patient of Doctor SCHACHTER's, and later shared her practice.
"To this day I insist that all my residents and fellows get to know who they're treating. You have to know how to relate to them… I certainly got this from her," added Doctor PRICE, who now teaches medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. "[Patients] knew she loved them. She could be very strict and not mince her words, but the tremendous caring was there."
Among her many honours were the 1994 Award of Merit from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, a 1995 award from the Women's Dermatologic Society, and in 1998, induction into the Order of Canada.
She retired several times, beginning in 1985, and stepped down from teaching when she reached 65. "No problem," she pronounced in 1995. "I just haven't accepted any salary for teaching the past 11 years."
Asked once about the best advice she ever received, she replied: "Don't take no for an answer - and I have passed it on to many people."
Ricky Kanee SCHACHTER was born in Melville, Saskatchewan., on December 23, 1918. She died in Toronto on July 1, 2007. She was 88. Her husband, Benjamin SCHACHTER, died in 2001. She is survived by her children, Doctor Daniel SCHACHTER and Bonnie DRUXERMAN. She also leaves grandchildren Reva, Jonathan, Jesse and Cobi.

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