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McCANDLESS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-21 published
When the call of the wild turns deadly
By Patrick WHITE/WHYTE, Page L1
In the spring of 1992, a 24-year-old Virginian tromped into the woods three hours west of Fairbanks, Alaska, to live off the land for a season. Four months later, Christopher McCandless was packed out of the bush a 67-pound corpse.
The tale of his horrifying decline was soon frozen into North American lore, popularized in news articles and Into the Wild, a bestselling book by Jon Krakauer.
Next Friday, a movie version of the book directed by Sean Penn is to open, cementing Mr. McCandless's place in Northern mythology as a tragic hero who courted death for a chance to live free of civilization.
His folly isn't so uncommon.
In Canada, the backcountry wanderings of solace seekers turn fatal on such a regular basis, their exploits rarely merit more than a few column inches in community newspapers.
"These types are fairly common in the North," says the writer Farley Mowat, who has spent stints as both subject and documenter of survival in the wild. "All humans have this deep hunger to reconnect with nature, to feel symbiosis with the natural world. That puts you on the edge a lot. Sometimes over the edge."
Take 19-year-old William SOMMER. Shortly after graduating high school, the Ancaster, Ontario, teen bounced from auto-plant to construction jobs in search of deeper fulfilment. That quest eventually drew him north to Alaska, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories in the spring of 1999.
Sputtering across the region in a beat-up Volkswagen Rabbit, Mr. SOMMER befriended a number of locals who taught him basic survival skills. By July, he'd pronounced himself ready for the ultimate communion with nature: running the torrential South Nahanni River by kayak.
Ignoring the advice of two Nahanni National Park wardens who were concerned he was unprepared to survive the rapids, Mr. SOMMER put in on turbid Little Nahanni River.
A month later his concerned mother called the park office. They dispatched a helicopter, which soon spotted Mr. SOMMER's overturned kayak containing only food and a Bible.
His body was never found; his story rarely recounted.
"He was just a teenager that loved the wilderness," says his mother, Elizabeth. "He was our darling. Lord Jesus is taking care of him now."
Parks Canada has reported that as many as 40 people die in the country's national parks every year.
Mr. SOMMER falls into a broad category of adventurers who've gone north heeding the call of the wild, a tradition that goes back to centuries past and the ill-fated explorers who volunteered to go aboard ships seeking the Northwest Passage. That urge has lasted well into the modern era.
When Peter HARMATHY put a call out for crew members to join him on a daring walk across the Arctic in 1986, he received more than 400 eager responses. He chose four men to join him, all of them eager to escape their problems.
Over the course of their trip, they risked death on a daily basis. They hiked across breaking ice floes and often travelled on empty stomachs. One crew member fell through ice and nearly drowned.
"We were insane," admits Mr. HARMATHY, who's now a teacher in southern Ontario. "But this has remained the focal point in all our lives even 20 years later."
Just like so many anonymous crew members aboard exploration ships, the names of those who have died more recently in the wilderness go unknown.
In the fall of 2002, a 29-year-old Montrealer named Yan Gulevych set out to cross Newfoundland's mountainous Northern Peninsula to Great Harbour Deep, a remote outport on the east coast. What he and the five Friends who joined him didn't know was that Great Harbour Deep had been abandoned that summer in a government resettlement program.
At some point during the poorly planned adventure, Mr. Gulevych wandered off into the snow and floating bogs wearing only cotton pants and a light nylon coat. His remains will likely never be found.
"That's territory so rugged that hunters and outfitters don't even go there," says Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Wayne Newell, who was involved in the search. "He was poorly equipped, had inadequate clothing and a lack of nourishment. It was a lot of bad choices."
Mr. SOMMER and Mr. Gulevych were drawn into self-destruction by their love of the outdoors. Many others feel a need to escape the trappings of civilization.
Bart Schleyer, 49, a renowned bear and tiger expert, moved to the Yukon in 2002 to escape the pressures of work and society. In 2004, Mr. Schleyer, a veteran outdoorsman and avid bow hunter, was flown 280 kilometres north of Whitehorse to go moose hunting alone. When the pilot returned three weeks later to retrieve Mr. Schleyer, there was no sign of him.
Search teams later found his skull and some remains in bear and wolf scat. His death warranted but two brief mentions in Canada's daily papers.
Even with so many cautionary tales, there's no extinguishing some people's innate desire to commune with nature - and risktheir lives doing so - according to Mr. Mowat.
"Some of us have to escape our own kind," says Mr. Mowat, who retreated to the North after fighting in the Second World War. "For me, I had such a revulsion of my own kind. They were bastards. I wanted to get away from them."
And for those who've outlived their perilous exploits, the experience was worth tempting death.
"This was the answer to all our confusions," Mr. HARMATHY says of his trek across the Arctic. "I totally sympathize with McCandless and those like him. They have a very special place in my heart."
Northern misadventures
Whether driven by a love of nature or a desire for solutude, backcountry wanderers can sometimes push themselves over the edge.
Christopher McCANDLESS, 24
Died near Denali National park in August, 1992, after spending four months in the woods.
William SOMMER, 19
Disappeared in 1999 in Nahanni National Park on the Little Nahanni River. His body was never found but his kayak was discovered at the confluence of the Little Nahanni and South Nahanni rivers.
Yan Gulevych, 29
Disappeared in 2002 near Port Saunders, crossing Newfoundland's northern peninsula. His remains have never been found.
Bart Schleyer, 49
Died in 2004 after eating only one meal while hunting at Upper Reid Lake. His remains were found in bear and wolf droppings.

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McANDREW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-05 published
McANDREW, Evelyn
Died peacefully on December 1, 2007 at Briar Crest Retirement Residence, Toronto. Daughter of the late Minnie Evelyn HENDERSON and William John McANDREW, sister of the late William Allan Gordon McANDREW. Taught high school French for many years at Central School and Eastern High School of Commerce from where she retired. Memorial service for Evelyn will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), Friday, December 7, 2007 at 11 a.m.

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McANGUS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-26 published
McANGUS, Donald Alexander “D.A.&ldquo
At the South Bruce-Grey Health Centre, Chesley, on Thursday, October 25th, 2007 at the age of 85 years, D.A. McANGUS of Chesley and formerly of Paisley. Husband of the late Edith YUILL. Dear father of James HOPPER and his wife Nancy of Wallaceburg, and Donald and his wife Debbie of Paisley. Grandpa of Sarah and her husband Ryan VANDERPUTTEN of Calgary, Graham HOPPER of Toronto and Bree-Ann McANGUS, and Kevin McANGUS both of Paisley. Proud great-grandpa of Michael VANDERPUTTEN. Brother of Wilda and her husband Alex LAMONT of Saugeen Township. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Mary McARTHUR of Port Elgin. He is predeceased by his parents William and Kathleen McANGUS, and by his brothers Glen and Jack. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. S., Paisley, from 1: 00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th, 2007. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie for the Paisley Medical Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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McCANN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-05 published
WAREHAM, Jessie (née BORDEN)
Died peacefully at her home near Priceville, Ontario, surrounded by her family on Monday, July 2, 2007 after a courageous and graceful struggle with cancer, which defeated her body but never her spirit or sense of humour. Born in Toronto on October 12, 1936, Jessie is survived by loving husband and best friend, Tom WAREHAM, daughters Mardi and Jacquie, son Michael and wife April, and son Joe and wife Alison. Sadly missed by grandchildren Amber, Courtney, Rebecca, Callum and Maggie. Dear daughter of Millie BORDEN and the late Michael BORDEN and beloved sister of Dorothy DACYSHYN. Jessie graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London as a journalism major and was a lifelong member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. A resident of Cambridge (Galt) for many years, she was editor of the Lifestyle section of the Cambridge Reporter daily newspaper and was a driving force in the creation of the Cambridge Volunteer Bureau. She was also president of the Cambridge Chapter of the University Women's Club. A lifelong interest in dolls and handicrafts led her to start a home business, Rainbows Fabrics. She and Tom enjoyed traveling all over Ontario to craft shows and gave much joy to their customers and fellow vendors. Jessie also loved to cook for Friends and family, and her annual gifts of Christmas cookies were coveted by all who were lucky enough to receive them. She touched many lives with her kind words and generosity, and even in her final days continued to give all she could to her family. We will miss her. The family would like to thank the oncology unit nurses staff at Owen Sound Hospital, Doctor RICE and Doctor QAVI, social worker Krista McCORKINDALE, the nurses and doctors and staff at Durham Hospital, Community Care Access Centre, Victorian Order of Nurses nurse Elayne McCANN, family doctor Mary PILLISCH, our anchor in the storm, and Debbie and Helen of the Durham Clinic. The family deeply appreciates the courage and resilience of Jacquie WAREHAM, the main caregiver and guiding light. Every family member was integral to the outstanding care Jessie received. Also, the family is deeply grateful to Jessie and Tom's Friends and relatives for their love and compassion during this time. A private service for immediate family will be held at McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home in Durham. A celebration of life for extended family and Friends will be held in Cambridge later this fall. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.

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McCANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
CUNNINGHAM- DUNLOP, Charles James "Jim"
A respected newspaper reporter and farmer, on Thursday evening, September 6, 2007, in his 78th year, at the Emergency Room of Saint_Joseph's Health Centre. He is survived by wife, Anne (nee LANGBALLE,) daughter Jennifer DUNLOP- TRUAX, grandchildren Stephen, Daniel and Emily DUNLOP- TRUAX, sister Mary Dunlop McCANN as well as a nephew and two nieces. He is also survived by two step-sons of Los Angeles, California and Cunningham-Dunlop and Houghton cousins. Jim is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Business Administration and Journalism. At the request of the deceased, no funeral will be held. Friends may call Anne at 416-251-6432 or write annedunlop@rogers.com for details of an informal gathering early on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Jim's life. It will be held at the Snug Harbour Restaurant, former site of the Port Credit Yacht Club.

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McCANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-04 published
PRICE, Olinda Ribau
(Member Of Saint Dominic Catholic Church, Oakville)
After a valiant battle with cancer Olinda Ribau PRICE passed away peacefully at Ian Anderson House on Wednesday, October 3, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Paul PRICE. Cherished mother of Vivelinda RIBAU. Dear stepmother of Judy (Hugo) VIGNALI, Jackie PRICE and Paul (Sandra) PRICE. Loving grandmother of John Paul, Andrew, David, Jonathan, David and Victoria. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905 844-2600) from 7-9 p.m. Friday October 5, 2007. Funeral Mass 10: 30 a.m. Saturday at Saint Dominic Catholic Church, 2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ian Anderson House would be appreciated by the family. Many thanks to the Friends who helped out. Special thanks to Doctor CUSIMANO for his compassion and humanity. Most deep sincere gratitude to Doctor McCANN for the outstanding care he provided to Olinda. This remarkable man is an honour to his profession. May God reward him. Condolences and tributes at www.koprivataylor.com

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McCANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
HAUBER, Sigmar
Sig passed away suddenly on December 23rd 2007 in his seventy eighth year. Sig emigrated to Canada after finishing his apprenticeship as a Tool and Die maker with Heinkel Flugzeugwerke in Germany. Although he spoke no English, he quickly got a job and saved enough to purchase a passage to Canada on the Stockholm for his fiancée, Inge.
While his first love was his family, he had a passion for the aerospace industry. He joined Dowty Aerospace as a machinist in 1960 and worked his way up the corporate ladder ultimately reaching the position of Vice-President Aerospace.
After his retirement in 1995, Sig devoted the remainder of his life to caring for his wife. He spent most of his summers with his family at their cottage on Lake Kashwakamak.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Inge, his son Derck HAUBER, daughter-in-law Alice HOGG and grand_son Nathan HAUBER. He is also survived by his sister Lore ZUBE and his nieces Ann ZUBE and Tina McCANN.
Sig had a unique spirit that touched those who knew him. Friends and family will be invited to a memorial gathering at a future date to celebrate Sig's life.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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McCANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
HAUBER, Sigmar
Sig passed away suddenly on December 23rd 2007 in his seventy eighth year. Sig emigrated to Canada after finishing his apprenticeship as a Tool and Die maker with Heinkel Flugzeugwerke in Germany. Although he spoke no English, he quickly got a job and saved enough to purchase a passage to Canada on the Stockholm for his fiancée, Inge.
While his first love was his family, he had a passion for the aerospace industry. He joined Dowty Aerospace as a machinist in 1960 and worked his way up the corporate ladder ultimately reaching the position of Vice-President Aerospace.
After his retirement in 1995, Sig devoted the remainder of his life to caring for his wife. He spent most of his summers with his family at their cottage on Lake Kashwakamak.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Inge, his son Derek HAUBER, daughter-in-law Alice HOGG and grand_son Nathan HAUBER. He is also survived by his sister Lore ZUBE and his nieces Ann ZUBE and Tina McCANN.
Sig had a unique spirit that touched those who knew him. Friends and family will be invited to a memorial gathering at a future date to celebrate Sig's life.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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McCANNELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-19 published
MacCANNELL, Nina May (née SMITH)
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday November 12, 2007. Nina May MacCANNELL (née SMITH) in her 91st year. She resided at Manitoulin Island, Markdale and the Hamilton area. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm Alexander MacCANNELL. Dear mother of Jim MacCANNELL of Dundas, Mary TOWNSEND of Hamilton, Kathy STODDART (George) of Chatsworth, Anne NORRIS (Rodger) of Mount Forest, Clara SAVELLI (Nicholas) of Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Carolyn McCRACKEN of Durham. Sadly missed by her sister Lila GOULETT and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sons Maurice and John, daughters Betty and Maxine, and brothers George GREXSTON and Robert SMITH. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Monday November 19, 2007 from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Tuesday November 20th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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McCANNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
COOKE, John Denis
Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Denis died on October 27, 2007 at age 72. He is mourned by his beloved wife of 47 years, Marilyn (née CRUICKSHANK,) his three children David (Silvia,) Andrew (Shelley) and Susan (Steve) and his grandchildren, Mathew, Mikaela, Robert, Trevor, Brendan, Megan and Angela. Denis was born on October 16, 1935, the second son of William COOKE and Helen "Bobby" HAUN, who died in 1945. His father later married Agnes (MacCANNELL) CRANSTON who became his much appreciated step-mother for the next 49 years. He will be deeply missed by his brother, Barry (Sharon) of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, and his sister, Grace REANY (Bob) of Port Elgin. Denis graduated from Paris District High school, earned his Bachelor of Science and Agriculture degree from University of Guelph (honours chemistry and biology) and his Masters of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He began his teaching career at North Toronto Collegiate Institute and was later appointed head of Biology and Chemistry at Monarch Park Collegiate. In 1978 Denis became a science consultant and later, Co-ordinator of Science for the Toronto Board of Education. He initiated the Science Kit program in 1980, exposing elementary school children to new and exciting concepts in science. As well, he was an Associate Teacher at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Education. Denis authored two books on science education and a host of experience-based curriculum resources. After retirement he worked in Oman developing science curriculum, and consulted with educators in China on science education. In 1994 Denis was awarded the prestigious Jack Bell Award for Leadership in Science Education by the Science Teachers' Association of Ontario. Upon his retirement in 1996 his work was recognized by the Association with the presentation of an Emeritus Award. The family will receive visitors at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service of thanksgiving for his life will be held at West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Road West, Burlington, on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 4 p.m. A private family interment will take place at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Denis' name to Joseph Brant Hospital or The Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, Ontario. www.smithsfh.com

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McCANSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-05 published
McCANSE, Donald Roy
Suddenly at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the age of 80 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Carol. Loving father of Don (Suzanne) of Ottawa, Ken (Cathy) of Toronto, and Stephen (Jennifer) of Toronto. Montana, Derek and Spencer will truly miss their adored Granddad. Also sadly missed by dearest cousin Nancy and her husband Gordon DOOLEY. Don was a McGill University graduate and committed professional with communications company Maclean Hunter for over 30 years. An avid golfer and Past President of Markland Wood Golf and Country Club, he was a passionate promoter of junior golf for 47 years, also generously volunteering with the Golf Association of Ontario. Visitation at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association.

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