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McMICHAEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-15 published
DAWE remembered as dedicated soldier
By Kristine OWRAM, Canadian Press, Sun., July 15, 2007
Canadian Forces Base Kingston -- Capt. Matthew DAWE was remembered yesterday as a generous friend, a passionate family man and a dedicated soldier who died doing what he believed in.
DAWE was killed July 4, along with five other Canadian soldiers and an Afghan interpreter, when their armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb near Kandahar City.
DAWE's extended family, military supporters and members of the public gathered at a sports complex in Canadian Forces Base Kingston for a funeral service honouring the 27-year-old.
Prior to the service, a funeral procession wound its way toward the complex. Soldiers and cadets marched in time to the music of bagpipers and drummers, who were followed by the hearse carrying DAWE's casket and, finally, his wife Tara, his two-year-old son Lucas, and the rest of his immediate family. As the family passed, DAWE's father stooped to pick up Lucas, who was struggling to keep up, and lifted him onto his shoulders.
As the procession entered the complex, the crowd of more 2,000 fell silent as they watched the pallbearers carry DAWE's flag-draped casket to the altar.
DAWE's best friend Lt. Reggie McMICHAEL, his three brothers, his parents and his wife were all invited to speak during the service.
DAWE's three older brothers -- Philip, Peter and James, all members of the Canadian Armed Forces -- remembered him as a man who shone in the face of adversity. But they admitted that even they were surprised at the outpouring of support they have received from the public since their brother's death.
"My brothers and I have one regret as far as our relationship with Matt is concerned," said Philip.
"It is the testimonials that we have read and heard over the past 10 days, and the fact that they've provided us with a glimpse of the man who our kid brother had become. We wish so badly that we could have spent more time with this terrific guy."
They added that the three of them will do whatever is needed to support DAWE's wife and son.
"We love our brother very much and we promised Tara that she'll never have to worry about tying a pair of skates or teaching Lucas how to throw a spiral," said Peter. "Lucas will always be a DAWE boy, just like his daddy would have liked it."
DAWE's father Peter, a retired lieutenant-colonel, remembered his son as a man who would "laugh as conditions got harder."

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McMICHAEL 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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McMICHAEL 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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McMICHAEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-27 published
SMITH, Rev. Robert "Robin" Bell, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., D.D.
Peacefully on September 25, 2007. Predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend, Marie SMITH, Robin was the cherished father of Janet and her husband Flemming MATHIASEN; proud grandfather of Karen O'MEARA and her husband Michael and of Lisa MATHIASEN and her husband Michael MASSA; and beloved great-grandfather of Madeline O'MEARA and Chloe MASSA. Robin was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1924. In 1944 he began the process of offering for the Ministry for the Methodist Church of Ireland. In 1951 he and Marie McMICHAEL were married and began more than 54 years of committed love. In 1953 he applied for admission to The United Church of Canada and was invited to be assistant to the minister at Eglinton United Church, Toronto. A year later, he became minister of Barton Stone United Church in Hamilton and went on to become one of the editors of the New Curriculum of The United Church in 1960. Robin was awarded the Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 in appreciation of his devoted service rendered at Rideau Hall. He earned two doctorates, 1976 from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (U of T) in Adult Education and 1980 from Queen's University at Kingston, recognizing his contributions to family life work for the United Church of Canada and the World Council of Churches in Geneva. After retiring in 1988, his ministry continued in his contributions to his community. He wrote a brief for the United Church of Canada to the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. He was awarded the McGeachy Senior Scholarship for a survey and analysis of the attitudes of men towards the United Church, and he channeled his passion for family into the construction of The Ewart Angus Home for patients with Alzheimers and Dementia. Robin and Marie enriched their lives with travel, time at the cottage and they relished the special moments they spent with family and Friends. Robin will be dearly missed by many. A special thanks to Mountainview Residence and Georgetown Extended Care for making Robin feel comfortable and cared for, and to Doctor SINUKOFF and Doctor VAN BENDEGEM for their care and dedication. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church. Visitation will be on Friday September 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge St.). A memorial service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Sunday September 30th at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton Blvd. and Duplex Avenue; reception to follow.

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McMICHAEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
SASAKI, Lisa Miyumi
By Claudia BADALI and Gina McMICHAEL, Page L8
Daughter, sister, mother, wife, friend, teacher, mentor, musician, social activist. Born June 17, 1960, in Toronto. Died March 14 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, of cancer, aged 46.
Education always played an important role in Lisa's life. She had a teaching degree from York University. Hired by the Toronto District School Board in 1984, Lisa began a career as a dedicated educator who modelled honesty and courage in making education equitable for all students.
Lisa not only embraced her role as an anti-racist educator, she was instrumental in developing a music program to teach steel pan in schools.
Lisa Miyumi strongly believed in social equity and education for all. Together with her life partner, Ivor PICOU, she worked with young people in Toronto's Jane and Finch community.
Their union resulted in two beautiful, sensitive and intelligent daughters, Nayo and Kioni.
Lisa's ancestral roots were Japanese. However, during her youth, she was ambivalent about her heritage. She was reluctant to talk about her background or share her Japanese name with Friends.
As her passion for social justice grew, so did her appreciation of her roots. Not only did she reclaim her name, she strove to create greater awareness about the history of Japanese people in Canada.
At the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, she led workshops about interracial marriages and racism. She challenged people to think deeply and reconsider their preconceived ideas.
Her commitment to social justice opened doors for her. She was seconded to York University as course director for the Urban Diversity Program at the Regent Park site. She shared her expertise with the teacher candidates and mentored them about education and equity issues.
Lisa had a great sense of humour. She loved parties, dancing and sharing food and drinks with Friends. Friends anticipated Lisa's yearly Christmas gift: her version of Trinidadian rum punch. We fondly remember her enthusiastic involvement in the Caribana festivities.
Despite her failing health, Lisa always maintained her good spirits. A couple of days before her death, she requested beer. It was early in the morning but we didn't object.
We toasted each other one last time and we remember her smile and her comment: "Oh, that felt sooo good! They treat me well here at the resort," she said, referring to the hospice where she spent her last days.
Lisa played out her various roles in life with passion, and her passing is a great loss for all who knew her.
Claudia BADALI and Gina McMICHAEL are Friends of Lisa Miyumi.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-16 published
HAYES, Ruth " Marion"
Ruth "Marion" HAYES, of R.R.#1 Elmwood, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, November 12, 2007. She was 83.
Born in Toronto, daughter of the late Albert and Florence (nee HICK) HAYES.
Survived by her cousins Betty WATSON of R.R.#1 Elmwood and Agnes MARSHMAN of Durham, nephews Hugh MacMILLAN of Toronto, John (Mary) HAYES of Toronto and Mark (Jan) HAYES of Newmarket and niece Nancy (LORNE) WHITTAKER of Chesley. Predeceased by her sister Dorothy MacMILLAN and brother Allen HAYES.
A Memorial service to follow at a later date.
Memorial donations to the Elmwood United Church or Charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover assisting with funeral arrangements.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-04 published
McMILLAN, Isobel Islay
Most beloved wife of Rev. Ken McMILLAN, Teacher, Ideal Minister's Wife and Personal Consultant. Died on Sunday June 3rd, 2007. Active in the Women's Missionary Society, Canadian Bible Society and many other church activities. Married for 64 years. Survived by her husband; daughters Catherine (Andrew McGEE) and Barbara (Peter DONALDSON;) granddaughters Kyla and Sarah, grand_sons Regan and Drew and great-granddaughter Isobel Louise Malcolm. Visitation at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) Tuesday June 5th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue (off Yonge St. three blocks south of Lawrence) Wednesday June 6th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Port Elgin Cemetery on Thursday June 7th at 12 noon followed by a time of fellowship at 1: 00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Burgoyne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Isobel Mcmillan Trust Fund, Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave. Toronto, Ontario M4R 1P5 or Canadian Bible Society, 10 Carnforth Road, Toronto, Ontario M4A 2S4 or to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2Y4.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-22 published
GOULD, Betty Lou (née DEYELL)
Peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound with family by her side on Monday evening August 20, 2007. In her 79th year, Betty Lou GOULD (née DEYELL,) beloved wife of the late (Clare) Clarence GOULD. Loving mother of Rick (Monika,) Ron (Louise,) Pete (Cindy,) Patti LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (Dan), Joanne STEPHENS (Andy), Cathy MacMILLAN (Bob). Mother-in-law of Marg CAHOON and Dale GOULD. Loving grandmother of Andrew GOULD (Sue), Sherry FISHER (Tom), Jason GOULD, Melissa KUCAVA (Mike), Michelle BURLEY (Mat WHITE/WHYTE), Malinda SANFORD (Curtis), Barrett GOULD, Nicholas GOULD, Meagan GOULD, Tayra and Tayan MacMILLAN. Great-grandmother of seven great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Bob DEYELL (Sharon,) Pat BAINBRIDGE (Gary,) Charlene THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Ted.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Paul and her sister Lois (Mrs. Robert McKENZIE.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Church on Friday morning at 10 a.m. A Vigil service will be held on Thursday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimers' Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-10 published
McMILLAN, Doris May “Dolly” (née MORROW)
Peacefully at Summit Place, Owen Sound on Sunday, September 9, 2007. Dolly McMILLAN (née MORROW) of Owen Sound in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Albert McMILLAN. Dear mother of Don and his wife Mary Ann of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by three grandchildren Eddie and his wife Shelly, Rob and his fiancée Mimi and Donny and his wife Jen and four great-grandchildren Melissa, Steven, William and Elijah. Predeceased by two brothers Roy and Al MORROW and a sister Rita WICKHAM. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or First United Church would be appreciated.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-31 published
HILL, Ernest Hugh Knowles, B.Th., M.A., M.Li.S.
The family is saddened to announce that suddenly, as the result of a recent illness, Hugh HILL, Library director at Emmanuel Bible College, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2007 in his 50th year. Hugh was the loving husband and best friend to Gail (née McMILLAN) and adoring Dad to Liam and Miriam. He is survived by his father Stanley HILL, sister Alexis DICKSON/DIXON (Scott) of Orangeville, and brother John of Kitchener, Hugh was loved as a son by in-laws Don and Eileen McMILLAN of Owen Sound, and also leaves brother-in-law Eldon McMILLAN (Linda,) sisters-in-law, Sheila TEDFORD (Richard) and Carol WALKER (Wayne) all of Owen Sound. Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Elva (1989.) Ernest Hugh Knowles HILL was born in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland on August 14, 1958, Hugh emigrated to Canada as a child with his family, residing first in Toronto and then Brampton, and following his marriage to Gail, the family settled in Kitchener, were both Liam and Miriam were born. Hugh was an ardent student of many forms of literature, but was particularly well-read in his field of Christian theology. He was a passionate collector of books and loved to search out new titles to acquire. As an ardent bird-watcher, he also amassed a collection of prints and water colours depicting many of his favourites. An accomplished musician Hugh expressed his abilities in practical ways through he and Gail's involvement in the music ministry at several Kitchener churches, most recently Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church. Friends are invited to join the family for visitation on Tuesday, October 30 from 7-9 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral services will be held at Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church 160 Lancaster St. E. Kitchener on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 2 p.m. Doctor Rev. Virgil GINGERICH, Dr. Rev. Olu PETERS and Rev. Bill ANDERSON officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Emmanuel Bible College or to the charity of your choice. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Hugh's memorial. Psalm 91: 1

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-13 published
HAYES, Ruth “Marion&rdquo
Of R.R.#1 Elmwood, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, November 12, 2007. She was 83. Born in Toronto, daughter of the late Albert and Florence (née HICK) HAYES. Survived by her cousins Betty WATSON of R.R.#1 Elmwood and Agnes MARSHMAN of Durham, nephews Hugh MacMILLAN of Toronto, John (Mary) HAYES of Toronto and Mark (Jan) HAYES of Newmarket and niece Nancy (Lorne) WHITTAKER of Chesley. Predeceased by her sister Dorothy MacMILLAN and brother Allen HAYES. A Memorial Service to follow at a later date. Memorial donations to the Elmwood United Church or Charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover assisting with funeral arrangements.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-26 published
McMILLAN, Albert John
Peacefully at Summit Place, Owen Sound on Friday, November 23, 2007. Albert McMILLAN of Owen Sound in his 91st year. Husband of the late Dolly McMILLAN (née MORROW.) Dear father of Donny and his wife Mary Ann of Owen Sound. Loving Popo to his three grandchildren Eddie and his wife Shelly, Rob and his fiancée Mimi and Donny and his wife Jen and four great-grandchildren Melissa, Steven, William and Elijah. Survived by her brother Orville McMILLAN and his wife Kathleen and her sister Thelma LANG. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with visitation 1 hour prior to service time. Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. A joint Odd Fellows and Rebekah service will be held Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sydenham Sportsmen's Association, First United Church, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-30 published
James Michael MOODIE
With great sadness, his family announces the death of Michael (March 27, 1948 - May 11, 2007), dear husband of Nancy and loving father of Heather (Don MacINTOSH) and Jennifer (Norman NICHOLS.) Cherished son of Kenneth and Colleen MOODIE of Sault Sainte Marie. Loved by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Kim MOODIE and Terry SICULAR of London, Shane and Sheila MOODIE of Ingersoll and Robin and Alison MOODIE of Oakville. Brother-in-law of Sharon and Robert MacMILLAN of Sault Sainte Marie. William and Karen BOYLE of Calgary, Richard and Jane BOYLE of Ajax and Ross and Becky BOYLE of Sault Sainte Marie. Uncle Michael will be missed and lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews of the MOODIE, MacMILLAN and BOYLE families. Visitation and funeral service took place at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre in Sault Sainte Marie on Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Mrs. Janet NORMAN officiated. Michael spent many special times on the Manitoulin with his late grandparents, Owen and Amy MAGUIRE, and his MAGUIRE uncles and aunts, John and May, Jim and Donna, Beverley and Ann, Bernard (predeceased 1994) and Karen and their families. Many summers were spent at Pancake Bay on Lake Superior with his paternal grandparents, the late James and Margaret MOODIE and his MOODIE uncles and aunts, Lyle (predeceased 1995) and Florence of Toronto and Donald (predeceased 1996) and Earlene of Kitchener and their families. In remembrance, read a storybook with a child, enjoy a good meal with family and Friends, feed the birds, walk in the woods with someone you love and a trusting four-footed friend, and get up early to watch the sunrise as the mist over the lake fades away.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-06-06 published
James Michael MOODIE
With great sadness, his family announces the death of Michael (March 27,1948 - May 11, 2007),
dear husband of Nancy and loving father of Heather (Don MacINTOSH) and Jennifer (Norman NICHOLS.)
Cherished son of Kenneth and Colleen Moodie of Sault Sainte Marie. Loved by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Kim MOODIE and Terry SICULAR of London, Shane and Sheila MOODIE of Ingersoll and Robin and Alison MOODIE of Oakville. Bother-in-law of Sharon and Robert MacMILLAN of Sault Sainte Marie. William and Karen BOYLE of Calgary, Richard and Jane BOYLE of Ajax and Ross and Becky BOYLE of Sault Sainte Marie. Uncle Michael will be missed and lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews of the MOODIE, MacMILLAN and BOYLE families.
Visitation and funeral service took place at the Arthur Funeral Home and
Cremation Centre in Sault Sainte Marie on Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Mrs. Janet NORMAN officiated. Michael spent many special times on the Manitoulin with his late grandparents, Owen and Amy MAGUIRE, and his MAGUIRE uncles and aunts, John and May, Jim and Donna, Beverley and Ann, Bernard (predeceased 1994) and Karen and their families. Many summers were spent at Pancake Bay on Lake Superior with his paternal grandparents, the late James and Margaret MOODIE and his MOODIE uncles and aunts, Lyle (predeceased 1995) and Florence of Toronto and Donald (predeceased 1996) and Earlene of Kitchener and their families. In remembrance, read a storybook with a child, enjoy a good meal with family and Friends, feed the birds, walk in the woods with someone you love and a trusting four-footed friend, and get up early to watch the sunrise as the mist over the lake fades away.

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McMILLAN 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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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
FOSTER, Claire (née MacMILLAN)
Of Saint Thomas, wife of the late Charles W. FOSTER (1994,) passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2006, in her 78th year. Mother of Sharon BLAXALL and her husband Jim of London, and David STANKEVICH and his wife Carol of Petrolia. Also survived by four grandchildren, Ryan, Callie, Sara and Louise, and two great-grandchildren, Kristen and Brehndon. Sister of the late June MacMILLAN. Born in Kingston, Ontario, February 18, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Clarence MacMILLAN and the late Elizabeth (WICKHAM) HAMMOND. Claire came to Saint Thomas in 1946 and was a former employee of the Talbot Park Golf Club and Reuben's, Saint Thomas. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and private interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery, London. The family will receive relatives and Friends for a period of fellowship and to share memories of Claire at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 265 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday evening, January 11th between the hours of 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas.

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McMILLAN 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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McMILLAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-12-07 published
Former resident killed in B.C. shooting
A former Georgian Triangle resident was fatally shot in Coquitlam, B.C. on Monday.
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team in Coquitlam, Surrey resident Jonathan William McMILLAN, 26, was fatally shot on Monday.
According to his Friends, McMILLAN, who was known as "Johnny Rotten" lived in both Stayner and Collingwood, having attended Collingwood Collegiate Institute and Admiral Collingwood Public School.
Police could not confirm the connection between the Georgian Triangle native and the Surrey man.
Investigators have arrested and charged Jaime Craig MacIssac, 23, of Surrey with one count of attempted murder. The investigation into the murder of McMILLAN is continuing.
A surviving victim remains in hospital and underwent surgery on Tuesday.
According to Cpl. Dale Carr, all of the parties involved were known to each other, "as such there are indicators that this was not a random act."
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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-01 published
MASTERS, William C. " Bill"
The family of Bill MASTERS sadly announces his peaceful passing at his home in St. George on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at age 78 years. Much loved husband and best friend of Jan (Janette) for 44 years. Bill will be greatly missed by his children. Jacqueline KEREKESCH and her husband Ralph of Dundas, Heather MacMILLAN and her husband Craig of St. George, William and his wife Robin of Toronto and David from the woods at the farm. Adoring Papa of Victoria, Elizabeth and Katrina KEREKESCH; Jack, Liam and Brynn MacMILLAN, and his newest Angel arriving to William and Robin in April. Dear brother of Joe MASTERS and his wife Pauline of Brantford and predeceased by brothers Richard and Ralph. Uncle Bill will be missed by his niece, nephews and their families. Bill immersed himself in his work in the produce industry which he thoroughly enjoyed for 50 years. He was actively involved in the commercial and cultural life of St. George and Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The family will receive Friends at McCleister Funeral Home 495 Park Rd. N., Brantford on Tuesday, January 2nd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, January 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1: 00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, St. George on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Followed by interment in Farringdon Burial Ground. Rev. Margaret SHORTELL will officiate. A memorial fund has been arranged in Bill's name at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
CONOVER, Doctor Shirley A.M. (née MacMILLAN)
Born on July 9, 1929 in Brantford, Ontario to Hazel and Carter MacMILLAN, passed away on January 8, 2007 in Cobourg, Ontario. Shirley is survived by her husband Robert James CONOVER, her children Roanne (Gordon), Pieter, Sydne (William) and Raonull (Anne), and her grandchildren Owen, Erryl and Jenna. Shirley was a wonderful wife and mother and she will be greatly missed by her family. She was educated at Oberlin, Yale and Dalhousie Universities earning her PhD in marine zoology. Shirley had a distinguished scientific career making significant contribution to the field of environmental assessment and management in Canada and internationally. In the 1970's and early 80's as an employee of MacLaren Marex and later Maritime Testing, Shirley led teams that undertook environmental impact assessments for the Davis Strait, Sable Island and Hibernia oil fields. In the late 80's and early 90's she was the director of two Canadian International Development Agency international development projects through Dalhousie University: Environmental Management Development in Indonesia and the Environment and Resource Management Project in the Philippines. The projects supported government and academic infrastructure development and provided baseline ecological information for these two countries that is widely relied on. The projects were also a fertile training ground for many distinguished professionals in Canada, Indonesia and the Philippines. In 1990 Shirley was appointed to Chair the Environmental Assessment Panel for the Halifax Harbour Clean-up Project by then federal Minister of the Environment Jean Charest and provincial Minister of the Environment John Leafe. The Panel completed its work and delivered its report in 1993. Shirley was a member of the Canadian Environmental Advisory Council to federal ministers of the environment for 8 years, was nominated and served as Secretary to the International Association for Impact Assessment, and in 2002 was awarded the Rose Hulman Award for her contributions to environmental assessment in The Hague, Netherlands. A visitation (1 p.m.) and memorial service (2 p.m.) for Shirley will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, Ontario. Friends and colleagues are welcome. Donations in Shirley's name can be made to the World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-07 published
McMILLAN, Hugh John
Passed away peacefully on May 26, 2007 at the age of 91 at Langley, British Columbia Hospital Extended Care facility. His family was at his bedside. Predeceased by his wife Audrey. Hugh is survived by his son Gary, daughters Lynn ALLPORT and Kelli MacLANDERS, step-son Eric LUSH (Connie) and step-daughter Linda ROTHENBURGER, his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born in Delisle, Saskatchewan where his only surviving sibling, Winnie ANDERSON, resides. He had a very successful career, firstly as a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force with the 405 Squadron and later as a pharmacist in British Columbia with Pharmasave. There is no service by request.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
CONWAY, E. Austin, Q.C.
On Friday, July 27, 2007, in his 89th year. son of the late Rev. William CONWAY and Amanda JICKLING. Brother of the late Blanche MacMILLAN (Hector) and Morris CONWAY (Helen,) uncle of William MacMILLAN (Carol) and Paul MacMILLAN (June,) and the late Gordon CONWAY. Great-uncle of 6 nephews and nieces, great-great-uncle of 3 nephews and nieces. Austin was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Osgoode Hall, and a partner at Fraser Beatty. In accordance with his wishes, no funeral service will be held. Interment Saint Mary's, Ontario.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
GALVIN, Jack Stacey
Retired, Jack Galvin Design. Artist, founding president of North York Masters Aquatic Club, past-president of Gwendolyn Park Tennis Club, painter, sculptor, Kiwi extraordinaire!
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and with his beautiful wife at his side, on Friday, August 31st, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Lyla for over 53 years. Loving and very devoted father/father-in-law to Douglas (Judie,) Russell (Rebecca POON) and Tracy (David HYNES.) Cherished and adoring 'Poppa' of Kristy, Kim, Sadie and Frances. Dear brother to Dennis of New Zealand, Brian of Australia and Pattie (Fred McMILLAN) of New Zealand. Lovingly remembered by his niece Vicki MEYER of New Zealand, as well as by many other extended family and so very many dear Friends. Jack was born in Wellington, New Zealand and raised in nearby Wanganui where he developed his love of swimming and all sports. Losing his mother at a young age, Jack learned to be self-sufficient and began his lifelong skill of self-education. Leaving New Zealand in 1952, Jack met his bride-to-be, Lyla, onboard ship enroute to travel Europe. Married in London, England in 1953, they stopped in Canada on the way back to New Zealand and stayed for good. After leading the design effort for the 'Indians of Canada' pavilion at Expo 67, Jack successfully ran his own design business for many years. In 1969 Jack designed and built his family home in an idyllic valley of the west Don River. Jack's love of life was expressed in his vibrant paintings, woodcarvings, furniture, and other creations, as well as in his penchant for costume parties, singsongs around the piano or campfire, card nights, doing the haka, and midnight tobogganing. Musically gifted, he could play most instruments he picked up. His enthusiasm, hospitality and good humour were legendary among his many Friends and he was always the first to volunteer, whether for a new adventure or to lend a helping hand. Jack was a lifelong good steward of the earth and a regular blood donor. After retirement, Jack and Lyla did not slow down. They traveled, continued tennis and competitive swimming, and swam regular mornings at the Frost pool. Jack took up downhill skiing at age 65 and spent many wonderful days flying down the slopes - finally getting a helmet at 74! Jack never lost the spark of youth or the twinkle in his eye. He lovingly cared for his beloved Lyla until his last day. Those who knew him, will remember him always. A memorial service to celebrate Jack's life will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Saturday, September 29th, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Interment, York Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society (www.toomuchiron.ca) or a charity of your choice. Please consider donating blood in memory of Jack. Condolences www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
GALVIN, Jack Stacey
Retired, Jack Galvin Design. Artist, founding president of North York Masters Aquatic Club, past-president of Gwendolyn Park Tennis Club, painter, sculptor, Kiwi extraordinaire! Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and with his beautiful wife at his side, on Friday, August 31st, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Lyla for over 53 years. Loving and very devoted father/father-in-law to Douglas (Judie), Russell (Rebecca POON) and Tracy (David HYNES.) Cherished and adoring 'Poppa' of Kristy, Kim, Sadie and Frances. Dear brother to Dennis of New Zealand, Brian of Australia and Pattie (Fred McMILLAN) of New Zealand. Lovingly remembered by his niece Vicki MEYER of New Zealand, as well as by many other extended family and so very many dear Friends. Jack was born in Wellington, New Zealand and raised in nearby Wanganui where he developed his love of swimming and all sports. Losing his mother at a young age, Jack learned to be self-sufficient and began his lifelong skill of self-education. Leaving New Zealand in 1952, Jack met his bride-to-be, Lyla, onboard ship enroute to travel Europe. Married in London, England in 1953, they stopped in Canada on the way back to New Zealand and stayed for good. After leading the design effort for the 'Indians of Canada' pavilion at Expo 67, Jack successfully ran his own design business for many years. In 1969 Jack designed and built his family home in an idyllic valley of the west Don River. Jack's love of life was expressed in his vibrant paintings, woodcarvings, furniture, and other creations, as well as in his penchant for costume parties, singsongs around the piano or campfire, card nights, doing the haka, and midnight tobogganing. Musically gifted, he could play most instruments he picked up. His enthusiasm, hospitality and good humour were legendary among his many Friends and he was always the first to volunteer, whether for a new adventure or to lend a helping hand. Jack was a lifelong good steward of the earth and a regular blood donor. After retirement, Jack and Lyla did not slow down. They traveled, continued tennis and competitive swimming, and swam regular mornings at the Frost pool. Jack took up downhill skiing at age 65 and spent many wonderful days flying down the slopes - finally getting a helmet at 74! Jack never lost the spark of youth or the twinkle in his eye. He lovingly cared for his beloved Lyla until his last day. Those who knew him, will remember him always. A memorial service to celebrate Jack's life will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Saturday, September 29th, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Interment, York Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society (www.toomuchiron.ca) or a charity of your choice. Please consider donating blood in memory of Jack. Condolences www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-10 published
MacMILLAN, Robert Laidlaw, B.A., M.D., M.R.C.P. (London,) F.R.C.P. (Canada), F.A.C.P.
Born May 23, 1917, died peacefully on September 5, 2007. Surgeon-lieutenant Commander, Royal Canadian Navy 1942-1945, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. son of Doctor Robert Johnson MacMILLAN and Merle Laidlaw MacMILLAN, he leaves his wife of 65 years, Eluned Jane, and his children Margaret, Ann (spouse Peter SNOW,) Thomas (Catharina LEISSNER,) Robert (Juanita CROOK,) and David (Marie-Josée LAROCQUE,) and his grandchildren Alex, Daniel, Megan, Rebecca, Thomas, Gwyneth, Kate, Rachelle, Simon, Norah, Robert and Marc. A private funeral was held on Saturday, September 8. No flowers please but those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to Ontario Nature, 366 Adelaide Street West, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1R9 Fax: 416-444-9866 or www.ontarionature.org.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-14 published
Surgeon scored 1962 breakthrough with world's first coronary care unit
Doctor who had served on HMCS Prince Robert in wartime later maintained a thriving practice and taught generations of medical students at the University of Toronto, writes Sandra Martin
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Back in the early 1960s, when prescribing blood thinners was the standard treatment for acute heart attacks, Robert (Bob) MacMILLAN and his colleague Kenneth (Ken) BROWN were disturbed by the 40 per cent mortality rate in their recovering patients at the Toronto General Hospital. Some of these patients, who seemed very well when the night nurse checked on them, were found dead the following morning. The cause seemed obvious: a disturbance in the rhythm of the heart's electrical system, or ventricular fibrillation. But what triggered the fatal imbalance remained a mystery.
In 1962, the two doctors established the world's first coronary care unit at Toronto General Hospital. Within a year they had reduced the mortality rate by 10 per cent. The significance of the coronary unit was "huge," said cardiologist Douglas WIGLE, a former colleague and now professor emeritus at the department of medicine at the University of Toronto.
"Bob was a superb teacher with a very dry wit who made a point of being charming and friendly to students when it was more typical in those days for doctors to be austere and professorial," said hematologist Michael BAKER, an intern under Doctor MacMILLAN in the mid-1960s and now physician-in-chief at university health network.
"I learned the technical aspects of cardiology from him but, far more important, looking back, I learned the human side of being a prominent physician," said Doctor BAKER. "He was pleasant, he had a sense of humour, he had a life outside the hospital and he was interested in us as people."
Robert Laidlaw MacMILLAN was born into a medical family in Toronto during the First World War. His father, Robert Johnson MacMILLAN, was an anesthetist at the Wellesley Hospital and his mother, Merle (née LAIDLAW,) was a nurse. The family, which included Bob's younger brother Hugh (who also became a distinguished doctor) and his sister Mary, lived first on Admiral Road and then on Dunvegan in Forest Hill.
When Bob was about 13, his father decided to spend a year in Europe to complete his medical training, which had been truncated by the war. The three children were sent to the Lycée Jacquard in Switzerland, where they learned to ski and to speak French. When the MacMILLANs returned to Toronto, the boys enrolled at University of Toronto Schools, then a boys-only elite private academic institution. They were both burly and very athletic and were known as Big Beef and Little Beef. Bob graduated in 1934 and went that fall to Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where he played college rugby and hockey, and earned an honours degree in biological and medical sciences in 1938 and a medical degree three years later.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old Welsh woman named Eluned (Lyn) CAREY- EVANS, had graduated from Roedean School near Brighton in Sussex, and set off on a tour of Canada in August of 1939, having been assured by her grandfather, the former British prime minister David Lloyd GEORGE, that fears of war breaking out were grossly exaggerated. She was in Sault Ste. Marie on September 3, 1939, when British prime minister Neville Chamberlain declared war on Germany.
Stranded without money, connections, or winter clothes, Lyn was rescued by Friends of her family who arranged for her to stay at St. Hilda's, the women's residence at Trinity College. The university allowed her to attend medical classes (based on her English qualifications) and that is how, coming out of the library with her arms loaded with borrowed books, she literally ran into Bob MacMILLAN, the older brother of her classmate Hugh. After he got down on his hands and knees to retrieve her books, he invited her for a milkshake, and that was that. "He was so funny always; he was such an interesting person," she said in a telephone interview late last week.
They were married three years later on Valentine's Day, 1942, at Trinity College, with no member of her family able to cross the Atlantic to attend the ceremony. By then, he had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. They made their first home in Victoria, British Columbia, which they both loved, but she returned to Toronto when he was posted overseas as a surgeon lieutenant commander on HMCS Prince Robert. The ship, which had been designed as a coastal ferry for Canadian National's Vancouver-to-Alaska run, was the vessel that had carried King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the round trip from Vancouver to Victoria as part of a Royal tour in May, 1939. It was then converted to an armed merchant cruiser for convoy duty and escorted Canadian troops to Hong Kong in October of 1941 for the ill-fated defence of the British crown colony against the Japanese.
By the time Lt.-Cmdr. MacMILLAN climbed aboard, Prince Robert was an anti-aircraft cruiser. It sailed for Plymouth via the Panama Canal, picking up a huge bunch of green bananas on route which Bob decided to present to his in-laws as a getting-acquainted gift. Their first sight of him, as he emerged on the station platform in North Wales in 1943, was of a tall, husky man with a red beard bent under the weight of his bounty of ripe bananas a fruit they hadn't seen in years. They were charmed, according to Lyn MacMILLAN who recollected that her family "ate bananas until they were blue in the face."
Lt.-Cmdr. MacMILLAN remained on Prince Robert for the duration of the war, during which the ship had more conversions and sailed more operational miles than any other in the Royal Canadian Navy. For much of the conflict she was the navy's largest and most heavily armed ship, and later had a final life as a luxury ocean liner.
While her husband was overseas, Mrs. MacMILLAN gave birth to their first child, the historian Margaret MacMILLAN, now warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford. Four more children followed, Ann, a London-based Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster Tom, a financier; Robert, a urologist; and David, an energy consultant.
After he was demobilized at the end of the Pacific War, Doctor MacMILLAN was joined by his growing family where he did post-graduate studies in London and Oxford and qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1947. The next year, the MacMILLANs moved back across the Atlantic so he could take up a position at Toronto General Hospital as senior intern in hematology. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) in 1948 and began his long career as a cardiologist on staff at the Toronto General Hospital, initially doing work on blood clotting and platelets.
In the early 1960s, Doctor MacMILLAN and his colleague Doctor K.W. BROWN decided to isolate and observe cardiac patients closely to see if they could determine the factors contributing to high mortality rates in supposedly recovering patients. Federal and provincial governments provided research grants; a private donor, Percy Gardiner, contributed the start-up funds to hire extra nurses to monitor the patients on a 24-hour basis especially in the critical 48-hour period after admission, and the Toronto General Hospital supplied a small room containing four beds separated by curtains.
When the unit opened on March 12, 1962, four patients were attached to improvised electro-cardiogram machines to record every beat of their hearts. Nurses became expert at recognizing complications and instituting life-saving procedures while waiting for doctors to arrive. After a year, this team approach and quick interventions to adjust or restart heart-beat rhythms had reduced the death rate by 10 per cent. The two doctors described their study in an article in the medical journal The Lancet on August 17, 1963, which enabled them to claim credit for establishing the first coronary intensive-care unit in the world.
Despite this medical breakthrough and the fact that Doctor MacMILLAN remained co-director of the coronary unit (which quickly expanded to eight beds) for the next decade, his calling was not primarily as a researcher. Above all, he was a practitioner and a professor, establishing an extensive private practice and teaching generations of medical students at the Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto. From his first position as a clinical teacher and an assistant physician in 1952, he rose steadily through the medical and academic ranks, becoming an assistant professor in 1965, an associate professor and senior staff physician in 1968 and professor of medicine and head of the division of general internal medicine at Toronto General Hospital in 1976. He had to retire from teaching when he turned 65 in 1982, but maintained his medical practice for another decade and served as a consultant to the province's Workman's Compensation Board when he was even older.
Dr. MacMILLAN was also a fearless and accomplished traveller and athlete who loved the outdoors. He delighted in canoeing, scuba diving, hiking, camping and playing tennis and skiing in remote locations only accessible by helicopter well into his late 70s. In addition, he and his wife had an active country life on a farm in Vaughan, Ontario, north of Toronto (which his father had bought in 1934) where, among other activities, he kept bees.
The MacMILLANs were at the farm in 2001 when he recognized that he was having a heart attack and told his wife to drive him to the local hospital - fast - where he read his own cardiogram and diagnosed a clot in his heart. The next morning he had a massive coronary. After several weeks in hospital he was transferred to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where after six weeks in residence and six months as an outpatient he gradually learned to walk and talk again. "We had six happy years," said Mrs. MacMILLAN. At the beginning of this year, his health declined seriously and he had to go into a special care unit.
Robert Laidlaw MacMILLAN was born May 23, 1917, in Toronto. He died of complications from heart disease on September 5, 2007 at East York General Hospital in Toronto. He was 90. He is survived by his wife Lyn, five children, 12 grandchildren and his extended family.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
LITTLE, Bruce Wilson
Peacefully and surrounded by family in Ottawa on Thursday, September 27th, 2007 at age 76. Adored by his companion, best friend and loving wife Jane, daughters Susan (Assem SAID,) Mary (Michel PICHÉ,) Martha (Michael AGNEW,) Sarah (Douglas MacMILLAN,) Beth (David ARNOLD,) and son Elliott (Shelley POWERS.) Loving grandchildren Sarah, Tarek, Philippe, Laura, Eric, Julia, Taylor, Caroline, Elizabeth, William, Matthew, Christopher, Jennifer, Andrew, Charlie. Loving brother to Mary SIGURDSON, John, and Janet FINLAY. Predeceased by his sister Sheila MOFFITT Bruce led a happy, full life surrounded by many loyal Friends and adoring family, doing the things that he loved. His generosity, kindness and compassion will be remembered and carried on for generations. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 2 p.m. Condolences/donations: mcgarryfamily.ca

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
McMILLAN, Kathleen Mary, CGA
It is with great sadness that the family of Kathleen announces her passing from this life on October 5th, 2007 in Huntsville, Ontario in her 75th year.
She was loved and respected by her family and Friends and will be missed sorely by all. She was the light of so many of our lives and lived with zest and enthusiasm in everything she delved into. We trust this wonderful passion will continue on the next part of her journey.
The family wish to express deep appreciation to the kind, devoted staff of Huntsville District Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.
Service to be held at Anglican Parish of the Good Shepherd, Emsdale on Saturday October 13th at 11 a.m.
"I have battled, I have made mistakes, but I have lived my life the best I can, according to the world as I see it".

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-26 published
SOUTHAM, Jean (née MacMILLAN,) C.M.
(October 26, 1915-October 23, 2007)
Born in Victoria on October 26th, 1915 to H.R. and Edna MacMILLAN, Jeannie died just before sunrise on October 23rd at home surrounded by love, three days before her 92nd birthday. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon, their sons Harvey and Gordon, two grandchildren, Joanna and Jason, and her sister Marion HAWLEY. She is survived by her five daughters Carol, Martha Lou, Stephanie, Lisa and Nancy (Gerald), thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her devoted antique-chewing bulldog, Rosie. Jeannie will be remembered for her keen intelligence, her unbounded sense of fun, and her irrepressible love of life. Educated in Vancouver, she then graduated in 1938 from Stanford University. Amongst her directorships were MacMillan Bloedel, Vancouver Aquarium, York House School, Brentwood College, World Wildlife Fund, Holt Renfrew, and Pearson College of the Pacific. Additionally, Jeannie was a founding Canadian supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award World Fellowship. Mum felt especially grateful for the loyalty and years of service from Jake, Brenda, Misa, Josie, Joy, Holly and Chris. The family is particularly thankful for the patient and tender attention given these past nine months to Mum by her nurses and caregivers. Jeannie leaves a longing and a smile in the hearts of all who knew her. Private cremation. A memorial service will be held at 3 o'clock on Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. One of Mum's legacies was her extraordinary philanthropy to many causes. It is with this in mind that if you so wish, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in her memory. Walkey and Company Funeral Directors 604-738-0006

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
SOUTHAM, Jean (née MacMILLAN) C.M.
(October 26, 1915-October 23, 2007)
Born in Victoria on October 26th, 1915 to H.R. and Edna MacMILLAN, Jeannie died just before sunrise on October 23rd at home surrounded by love, three days before her 92nd birthday. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon, their sons Harvey and Gordon, two grandchildren, Joanna and Jason, and her sister Marion HAWLEY. She is survived by her five daughters Carol, Martha Lou, Stephanie, Lisa and Nancy (Gerald), thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her devoted antique-chewing bulldog, Rosie. Jeannie will be remembered for her keen intelligence, her unbounded sense of fun, and her irrepressible love of life. Educated in Vancouver, she then graduated in 1938 from Stanford University. Amongst her directorships were MacMillan Bloedel, Vancouver Aquarium, York House School, Brentwood College, World Wildlife Fund, Holt Renfrew, and Pearson College of the Pacific. Additionally, Jeannie was a founding Canadian supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award World Fellowship. Mum felt especially grateful for the loyalty and years of service from Jake, Brenda, Misa, Josie, Joy, Holly and Chris. The family is particularly thankful for the patient and tender attention given these past nine months to Mum by her nurses and caregivers. Jeannie leaves a longing and a smile in the hearts of all who knew her. Private cremation. A memorial service will be held at 3 o'clock on Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. One of Mum's legacies was her extraordinary philanthropy to many causes. It is with this in mind that if you so wish, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in her memory.
Walkey and Company Funeral Directors 604-738-0006

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McMINN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-17 published
KIRK, David James
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, August 15th, 2007. David James KIRK, of Owen Sound, in his 61st year. Husband of Mary Lou KIRK (née McMINN.) Dear father of Tina HALL, and her husband Wayne, and Natasha KIRK, both of Owen Sound. Loving grandfather of Cole HALL and Jessica KIRK. Dear brother of Betty Lou (Mrs. Bruce HOWLETT,) Anne ASHCROFT, and her husband, Douglas, Paul KIRK, and his wife, Susan. Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Beatrice KIRK. A family graveside service was held at Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492).

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McMINN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
McMORRIS, George Coulson (1926-2007)
Commander, Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Air Force (ret.)
Peacefully on January 11, 2007 at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. He leaves his cherished wife of 56 years, Gene (MacMINN,) his daughters Robyn McMORRIS and Nicola MALONEY (Randy) and grandchildren Candice and Michael with very special memories. Predeceased by his parents George and Margaret McMORRIS and his brother Lawrence (Sam) McMORRIS (Joan,) he is also survived by his sister Beth GOLDSTONE (Bill.) Born in Edmonton, he spent his youth in Saskatoon and Winnipeg before enrolling at Royal Roads Naval College as a cadet in 1943. Upon graduation in 1945 he began a naval career that took him overseas to England and Scotland and from coast to coast in Canada, serving on submarines and destroyers and becoming the first Canadian naval officer to command both a submarine and a destroyer. After his naval career ended, George and his family moved to Toronto where he pursued a variety of careers, retiring in 1991 as the General Manager of the Etobicoke Olympium. In retirement he was able to devote more time to his many passions including woodworking, upholstery and travelling and golfing adventures with Gene. A hole in one at the Humber Valley Golf Course was one of the highlights of George's retirement. Most recently, he experienced great pleasure from becoming a dog owner, as evidenced by the large photographs of 'Cookie' that he circulated widely to family and Friends. The family would like to thank all of George and Gene's family, Friends and colleagues for their love and Friendship during George's lifetime, as well as the staff at King Gardens and Etobicoke General Hospital in his last few months. Particular mention must be made of the very caring nursing staff at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, who made his last days very comfortable. Special thanks also go to George and Gene's Friends from Lion's Gate whose support enabled them to remain in their home and independent until the last few months. George felt very blessed to count such caring people among his circle of Friends. A memorial service to celebrate George's life will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1535 South Gateway Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 5J1, 905-602-1580. A reception will follow immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society, www.alzheimer.ca would be most appreciated.

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