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McMULKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-31 published
McMULKIN, The Venerable John Humphrey (August 18, 1925-May 8, Peacefully, in the presence of his family, at the Georgetown Hospital. John, loving husband of Ruth and devoted father of Charles, Katherine and her husband Daniel GRANT, Stephen, and Hillary and her husband Scott BALL. Doting grandfather of Elizabeth, Colin and James. Faithful brother of Peter and his wife Norma and Jane McMULKIN. Archdeacon McMULKIN ministered with great dedication and kindness as an Anglican priest in the Dioceses of Niagara and Saskatchewan. He served as the dean of the Diocese of Saskatchewan, and contributed to the life of the Canadian Church as the Executive Director of the Anglican Foundation of Canada. John McMULKIN spent his life as a loving servant of God and his family. In that service was his fulfillment and joy. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Sunday May 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church (60 Guelph Street, Georgetown) on Monday May 14th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow inthe parish hall. Private Internment. Memorial gifts may be made to St. George's Anglican Church or The Anglican Foundation of Canada (80 Hayden Street, Toronto M4Y 3G2).

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McMULKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
McMULKIN, Peter Benjamin, C.A.
It is with great sadness that the family announces that Peter passed away peacefully in his 80th year at Sunnybrook Hospital on June 15, 2007. Beloved husband and life-long friend of Norma (LEROY.) Loving and devoted father to Carol (MacLELLAN) and John, father-in-law to David and Janet and loving and proud Grandpa to Kimberly, Andrew, Lorraine and Neil. Also survived by his sister Jane McMULKIN and sister-in-law Ruth, wife of Peter's late brother, John. The family extends thanks for all the prayers for Peter from Friends and neighbours and to the great staff, doctors and nurses, at Sunnybrook who helped Peter during his illness. Peter was a resident of North Toronto for almost all of his life, a successful Chartered Accountant and businessman, loved the family cottage on Lake Simcoe and was active as a volunteer at Fairlawn Avenue United Church and The Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre. Peter was a Mason and a member of Harmony Lodge for many years. Peter will be remembered by everyone who knew him as a cheerful, positive, generous and politically aware man who loved his family very much. After cremation, a memorial service will be held at Fairlawn Avenue United Church, 28 Fairlawn Avenue on Thursday June 21 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation at the church one half-hour prior to the service and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4N 3M5 or The Kidney Foundation, 700-15 Gervais Drive, Toronto, M3C 1Y8 would be most appreciated by his family.
"We love you Dad!"

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McMULLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-01-10 published
OTTEWELL, Albert Nelson "Ab"
Of Markdale, formerly of Osprey. Entered into rest at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Gladys TEETER. Loving father of Doug (Dorothy) of Nottawa, Bob (Carol) of Feversham, Bonnie (Roy) DAWN of Rob Roy, Judy JACKSON of Alliston, Barb (Paul) McMULLEN of Thorubury, Joan (Neil) McINTYRE of McIntyre, Shirley OTTEWELL (Kevin LOUGHEED) of Feversham, Jackie (Dave) BROWN of Markdale, Ruthie (Greg) IRWIN of Flesherton and Bill (Patti) of Holland Centre. He will be loved and remembered by his 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents George and Annie and his brother, Bruce. The family received Friends at the Feversham Community Centre on Friday, January 5, for a celebration of life service at 1 p.m. Cremation with interment Burns Presbyterian Cemetery, Feversham. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer or Huntington's Societies would be gratefully appreciated.
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McMULLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-27 published
SOMERS, Paul
Passed away peacefully at Guelph on Tuesday June 19, 2007. Paul SOMERS in his 57th year, was the beloved companion of Catherine. He was the dear father of Tammy (Jay) McMULLEN, Peter SOMERS, and Shannon SOMERS. Paul was the loving grandfather of Brittany and Rebecca McMULLEN, Ethan SOMERS and Jonathan (J.J.) SOMERS. He was the dearly loved brother of Ruth (John) HAMMOND and uncle of their three boys: Derek, Brett and Joe. Paul is predeceased by his parents Peter and Vivian SOMERS. A Celebration of Life for Paul was held at Saint Mary's Immaculate Church, Collingwood on Saturday June 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. Cards available at the Gilbert Macintyre and son Funeral Home, Guelph, 519-822-4731. You may send your condolences to: www.giibertmacintyreandson.com.
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McMULLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
McMULLEN, Violet "Vi" Elizabeth Rachel (née McCOY)
Violet "Vi" Elizabeth Rachel McMULLEN, of Chesley, passed away at Emerald Heights Retirement Home, Chesley on Friday, November 2, 2007, in her 98th year.
Loving mother of Marie SCHACHT of Kitchener and Arnold and his friend Mary of Tara.
Grandmother of Steven, David, Roger, Kirk, Elana, John and Nathan, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Marjorie McCOY of Hanover. Predeceased by her husband Stanley; son Ivan; son-in-law Robert SCHACHT; sisters Mernie MARTIN and Martha McCOY; brothers John, David, Percy, Gordon, Melvin, Harvey and Elmer and parents Robert and Annie (COOK) McCOY.
Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 11 am.
Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara.
Memorial donations to Saint_John's United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McMULLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-04 published
OTTEWELL, Albert Nelson “Ab&rdquo
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 of Markdale formerly of Osprey in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Gladys TEETER. Loving father of Doug (Dorothy) of Nottawa, Bob (Carol) of Feversham, Bonnie (Roy) DAWN of Rob Roy, Judy JACKSON of Alliston, Barb (Paul) McMULLEN of Thornbury, Joan (Neil) McINTYRE of McIntyre, Shirley OTTEWELL (Kevin LOUGHEED) of Feversham, Jackie (Dave) BROWN of Markdale, Ruthie (Greg) IRWIN of Flesherton and Bill (Patti) of Holland Centre. He will be loved and remembered by his 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents George and Annie and his brother Bruce. The family will receive Friends at the Feversham Community Centre on Friday, January 5 for a celebration of life service at 1: 00 p.m. (Casual attire). Cremation with interment Burns Presbyterian Cemetery, Feversham. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer or Huntington's Societies would be gratefully appreciated.

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McMULLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-22 published
SOMERS, Paul
Passed away, peacefully, at Guelph, on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Paul SOMERS, in his 57th year, was the beloved companion of Catherine. He was the dear father of Tammy (Jay) McMULLEN, Peter SOMERS, and Shannon SOMERS. Paul was the loving grandfather of Brittany and Rebecca McMULLEN, Ethan SOMERS, and Jonathan (J.J.) SOMERS. He was the dearly loved brother of Ruth (John) HAMMOND, and uncle of their three boys: Derek, Brett, and Joe. Paul is predeceased by his parents Peter and Vivian SOMERS. A Celebration of Life for Paul will be held at Saint Mary's Immaculate Church, Collingwood, on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the Gilbert Macintyre and Sons Funeral Home, Guelph, 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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McMULLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-05 published
McMULLEN, Violet Elizabeth Rachel (née McCOY)
Of Chesley, passed away at Emerald Heights Retirement Home, Chesley on Friday, November 02, 2007 in her 98th year. Loving mother of Marie SCHACHT of Kitchener and Arnold and his friend Mary of Tara. Grandmother of Steven, David, Roger, Kirk, Elana, John and Nathan; ten greatgrandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Marjorie McCOY of Hanover. Pre-deceased by her husband Stanley; son Ivan; son-in-law Robert SCHACHT sisters Mernie MARTIN and Martha McCOY; brothers John, David, Percy, Gordon, Melvin, Harvey and Elmer and parents Robert and Annie (COOK) McCOY. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Memorial donations to the Saint_John's United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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McMULLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-04 published
HERRON, The Rev. Dr. Douglas G.M.
Minister Emeritus, Calvin Presbyterian Church, Toronto. Interim Minister of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Victoria, 1986-87.
In White Rock, British Columbia, with his family, on Saturday, 23 December. He faced his mortality with dignity and good humour and with full confidence in the truth and power of the Christian vision. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Helen (2002). Loving and beloved father to Timothy, daughter-in-law, Patricia, and grandchildren, Christopher and Katherine. Visitation on Friday, 5 January, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). Funeral service on Saturday, 6 January, 2 p.m. in Toronto at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue (one block north of St. Clair Avenue, west of Yonge Street). Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to "Armagh", a registered charity for women in need and their children. It occupies the former family home of Douglas' paternal aunt (Margaret McMULLEN) and her family and was where he often spent Christmas day and other family occasions during his youth. Armagh, P.O. Box 52581, 1801 Lakeshore Rd. West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 4S6. Please address correspondence to Timothy and Patricia HERRON, 14909 22A Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia V4A 9X3. God Bless, Douglas HERRON, and his wife Helen, servants of the Lord.

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McMULLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
McMULLEN, Kathleen (née SHANKS)
Passed away peacefully at Riverbend Place, Cambridge on October 3, 2007 in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband William (2006.) Loving mother of Mick and his wife Mary McMULLEN, Paul McMULLEN and Pat and her husband Mike LEICESTER. Special grandmother of Chris, Chris, Andrew, Matthew, Craig, Drew and Neil and great-grandmother of Cameron, Megan and Hana. Cremation and a private funeral service will take place. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada by contacting Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Cambridge, (519) 621-1650.

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McMULLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
McMULLEN, Eurla Elizabeth (DAVIS)
Peacefully at King City Lodge on Thursday, October 25, 2007, Eurla McMULLEN formerly of Stouffville in her 91st year. Loving and devoted wife of the late Joseph McMULLEN. Beloved mother of Norman of Richmond Hill and affectionately remembered by Kevin Dark. Predeceased by her beloved son Neil in 1983. Loving mother-in-law of Joan of Corunna and a very proud grandmother of Jacob and Andrew and his wife Kari. Predeceased by her dear sister Addie and her husband Gordon BURKHOLDER. A special aunt to Beth and Jack MacPHERSON and their family. Lovingly remembered by her sisters-in-law Dora (McMULLEN) REAMAN and Luella (McMULLEN) FULLER. Also predeceased by her brothers-in-law Earl McMULLEN and his wife Evelyn (ARMSTRONG), Lorne McMULLEN and his wife Fern (SLACK), Clifford McMULLEN and his wife Margit (ZEITLER), Ross McMULLEN, William REAMAN and Gordon FULLER and by her sisters-in-law Erma McMULLEN and Margaret (McMULLEN) and her husband Albert BOAKE. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville, (905-642-2855) on Sunday and Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Stouffville Memorial Christian Church, 6528 Main Street, on Tuesday at 2: 00 p.m., followed by interment in Stouffville Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society, 10 Carnforth Road, Toronto, Ontario M4A 2S4 or to the Stouffville Memorial Christian Church, 6528 Main Street, Stouffville, L4A 5Z4 would be appreciated by the family.
Eurla will be remembered for her love of family and Friends, for her cheerful smile and quick wit and for her unwavering faith and love of the Church.

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McMULLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-24 published
BONYUN, Jean (formerly HACKER)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday December 22nd, 2007 in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband N. Stanley HACKER and by her second husband Denis F. BONYUN. Cherished mother of Fred HACKER and his wife Barb, and Bets LOBBAN and her husband Ray. Lovingly remembered by her six favourite grandchildren Kim HACKER, Kristen BAUMANN (Markus), Chris LOBBAN (Andrea,) Steve LOBBAN, Kate HACKER and Craig LOBBAN and her three favourite great-grandchildren Taylor and Cameron BAUMANN and Liam LOBBAN. Survived by her sister Evelyn BONNEY (Dr. Robert) and predeceased by her sister Mabel McMULLEN and her brother Grant CAMPBELL. Also predeceased by her step-mother-in-law (and friend) Mae HACKER. Fondly remembered by her many Friends and her nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Wednesday December 26th, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday December 27th at Knox Presbyterian Church (539 Hugel Ave. Midland) at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Huronia Seniors Volunteer Care Team would be greatly appreciated. Everyone she touched will remember her love, vitality, faith, charity and compassion.

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McMULLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
McMULLIN, Robert Cecil (1921-2007)
Died peacefully on January 10, 2007. Born in India and educated in England, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked for the United Nations in China. He later went to Australia where he single handedly built a 40' sailing vessel, then married and settled in Canada. Charismatic, courageous and a gentleman to the end, dad will remain an inspiration to us all. He was loved, especially by his 3 children, Jeremy, Karen and Alison and will be missed by many around the world. For those who wish, the family would welcome donations in Robert's memory to the Toronto Grace Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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McMULLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
REGULAR, Clare Grace (formerly LEGER, née O'DELL)
Peacefully in Pointe-Claire on December 23, 2007 in her eighty-eight year. Beloved wife of the late Marcel Ernest LEGER and of the late Clement REGULAR. Devoted mother to Laraine (Richard COADY,) Janet (Kevin McMULLIN), Joan (Kirk HATCHER), Susan (Gary ANDERSON), Peter (Joanne FRASER), Anne (Ronald SMITH) and Paul (Glenda LEMON). Loving Nana to twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Hazel, Mabel, Muriel and Laura and brothers Russell, Joseph, William, Frank and Maurice. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at the West Island Manor in Pierrefonds and at the Bayview Centre in Pointe-Claire for their compassionate care. Visitation will be held at the Urgel Bourgie funeral home, 816 Ste-Croix, Saint-Laurent on Friday, December 28 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral to be held on Saturday, December 29 at 11 a.m. at Lady of Fatima Church, 875 Marcel-Laurin, St-Laurent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Montreal, 5165 Sherbrooke Street West, local 410, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 1T6.

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McMURDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-31 published
McMURDO, Robert David
Bob loved life, lived it to the fullest, and so it is with great sadness that we announce his passing at home with his family on May 26th, 2007, after a brief illness. With his wonderful sense of humour, Bob brought smiles to everyone he touched. Beloved husband and companion to Libby for 53 years. Dear friend and father to Jeffrey (Susan) and Janice (Les). Loving stepgrandfather to Kyle, Lindsay, Helen and Aidan. Devoted pal to Duffy. Predeceased by his sister Norma BYERS (Harold.) Bob graduated from the University of Western Ontario School of Business in 1953. After two years with Canadian Pittsburg Industries in Toronto, he joined McKay-Cocker Construction Ltd. of London, Ontario and was President from 1974 to 1991. During these years he served as Chairman and President for many construction associations. Following retirement from McKay-Cocker, Bob became Vice-Chair and joint Chief Executive Officer for the Workplace Health and Safety Agency in Toronto, representing management. He held that position from early 1992 to June 1994. During his years in London, Bob enjoyed golfing at the London Hunt and Country Club but, on full retirement in 1994, his love of cottaging and fishing on the French River became his main interests. Our special thanks to the Community Care nurses and to Doctor Larry McCUTCHEON. The family will receive Friends at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland, 705-526-5449, on Friday, June 1st, 2007 from 4-6 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, June 2nd at 2: 30 p.m. Interment later in the family plot in London, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huronia Hospitals Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or your charity of choice would be appreciated.

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McMURPHY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-01-09 published
McMURPHY, Evelyn Doris
Peacefully, at her home in Komoka, on December 25, 2006, Evelyn Doris McMURPHY (Kinsman,) in her 76th year left to be with her Lord and Saviour. Beloved wife for 56 years of Bill. Loving mother to Barbara (1984), Roger (Debbie) and Nancy. Dear grandmother to Tracey, Kyle, and Keely. Always in the hearts of her brothers and sisters, Ralph, Muriel, Johnny, Norma, Garry (Lynda), and Myrna (Evan.) Predeceased by parents Neil and Eva KINSMAN, brothers Orley and Bob, and sisters Helen and Velma. Much loved aunt to many nieces and nephews and dear friend to her Christian family. Evelyn will always be remembered for her kind words and warm smile. Funeral service was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, in Strathroy, on Thursday, December 28, 2006, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Don CALCUTT officiating. Interment followed at Campbell Cemetery in Komoka. Donations to the Diabetes Association or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Evelyn.

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McMURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-28 published
TIPPING, Roy
Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Roy TIPPING of Owen Sound in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Eunice (née WEIR.) Dear father of Tracey and her husband Jim BECKERTON of Elliot Lake, Lisa and her husband Frank JANSSEN of Waterdown, Sheldon LEONARD and his wife Wendy of Fordwich, Debra LEONARD and her husband Rick ASHBURY, Denise and her husband Carl COURT, Robert LEONARD and his wife Fiona and Lanny McMURRAY all of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren. Also survived by his brother John and his wife Rose of Shallow Lake and his many nieces and extended family. A Celebration of Roy's Life will be conducted in the chapel of the Tannahill Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock with visiting from 12 noon until service time. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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McMURRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
McMURRAY, Marjorie (formerly GUNNESS)
Peacefully at Bluewater Health Centre, Sarnia, on Friday, December 29th, 2006, Mrs. Marjorie McMURRAY of Sarnia and formerly of London in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husbands William Hurd GUNNESS and Allan Ross McMURRAY. Loving mother of Carol (Edward) HEALY of Sarnia, Margaret (Steve) PAULSON of Winnipeg, Jean GUNNESS of London and Carmen (Nelda) GUNNESS of Mooretown. Sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 7 great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers Reginald and Herbert MORTON and sister Irene TEEPLE. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) on Tuesday, January 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the Chapel on Wednesday, January 3rd at 10: 30 a.m. Pastor Michael LEE officiating. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to Community Living would be appreciated. Tributes may be left a www.mem.com

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McMURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
ROBINSON, Diana Graeme (née CAMERON)
Diana passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 13, 2007 at the age of 87. She experienced a wonderful day of talking with her Boys (Duncan, Kim (Barb McMURRAY,) Chris and Graeme (Deborah SMEATON,) joking and feeling the love that she had come to know so well by the loving and caring staff at the Briton House. It was the perfect send off for an exceptional lady who was a caring mother, inspirational leader and a cherished friend. Mom, you will always be remembered as Bang On! You are now able to join your beloved husband John, who died far too young. Born on November 2, 1919 as the only daughter of Malcolm and Flora CAMERON, Diana was schooled at the best schools from Bishop Strachan School in Toronto to finishing school in Paris. Her spirit and intellect were recognized by the Royal Canadian Air Force when she enlisted at the age of 19 and she was eventually promoted to the position of Squadron Leader and operated as one of the highest ranking officers in England. It was during the war that she fell in love once again with her childhood sweetheart John. Following the war, she returned to finish her education at the University of Western Ontario and marry, which began the next incredible part of her life. She brought her four Boys into the world with whom she had a magical love. She paid her dues bringing up, by herself, four teenage boys but the inevitable trials that involved only cemented the deep bond between mother and sons. She also became an important example to her five grandchildren (Zoe-Ann, Michael Lauren, John and Jacquie) as she showed them her strength of character. Diana found great comfort in her move to the Briton House where she lived independently for many years and then with the constant love and attention of the ninth floor staff over the last year. We will never be able to thank enough Maria, Hilaria, Lourdes and too many others to name for their devotion to the highest standards of excellence in care. Mom left with a smile on her face knowing she had lived a wonderful full life and was surrounded by all those she adored and whom showed her unconditional love in return. Visitation will be from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at the Newbigging Funeral Home at 733 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. The funeral service will begin at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at St. Leonard's Anglican Church at 25 Wanless Avenue. Burial will follow at Saint_James Cemetery with reception at 1-3: 00 p.m. at the Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged in the name of Diana with the Alzheimer Society.

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McMURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-11 published
McMURRAY, Audrey Louise (née HARNIMAN)
Audrey passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 8, 2007 at the age of 87. She shared a wonderful day of talking and holding hands with Harry, her best friend and husband of 66 years, and surrounded by her adoring daughters. It was the perfect send off for an exceptional lady who was a caring mother, adored grandmother and a deeply loved friend. Audrey was born on April 18, 1920 to Robert and Louise HARNIMAN and schooled in Toronto. She was one of six children, including Gertrude, Robert, Georgina (each of whom predeceased her) and Joyce and Gordon. Audrey worked hard to take advantage of the wonderful life her parents had carved for her in Toronto. She was a quick mind and an energetic soul, qualities needed to woo her life mate when they met doing battle on the badminton court. Audrey and Harry were married in 1941, which began the next incredible part of her life. She brought into the world her three cherished girls; Gail (Ernie JENSEN,) Barb (Kim ROBINSON) and Karen McCREIGHT, with whom she would forever have a magical love. She deserves huge thanks for her positive advice and guidance as she nurtured the maturing of her beautiful girls during their teenage years in Los Angeles and at university. The girls were never without the best of clothes, kindness of Audrey's exceptional skills as a fine seamstress. Audrey absolutely never complained and she set an example for all who knew her as to how to conduct oneself with kindness, understanding and caring for others. These qualities became ingrained in her precious girls but have also influenced in a significant way her five grandchildren (Eric, Joel, Lauren, Ryan and John), all of whom saw and will continue to see her as their guardian angel. Our special thanks to the excellent team at Trillium Hospital the emergency and 2nd floor staff provided Audrey with the highest standard of excellence in care when she became ill. We also found great comfort in the care and devotion that the staff at the Wenleigh Long Term Care facility provided Audrey during her last few days. She left with a smile on her face knowing she had lived a wonderful full life and was surrounded by all those she adored and whom showed her unconditional love in return. Visitation will be from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home at 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga. The funeral service will begin at 10: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at St. Stephen's-on-the-Hill United Church, 998 Indian Road, Lorne Park, with reception to follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged in the name of Audrey with the Parkinson's Society.

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McMURTRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-21 published
Judge sensed the horror of wrongful conviction and freed Guy Paul Morin
By Kirk MAKIN, Page S8
Toronto -- As 21 judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal ascended the stage at a recent gala dinner to sing a humorous tribute to retiring Chief Justice Roy McMURTRY, a hush fell suddenly over the crowd of 1,600.
Moving slowly amongst his attentive brethren, visibly wobbly and disoriented, was the familiar figure of Mr. Justice Marvin CATZMAN. Well into a battle with lung cancer, Judge CATZMAN had left his sick bed to honour his chief justice. No one was struck more by this unexpected, bittersweet glimpse of the Court of Appeal's most senior judge than Chief Justice McMURTRY himself.
"One of the highlights of that dinner was Marv being there and getting up and singing," he recalled. "I feel like I've lost a very special friend. Everybody in the court feels that way."
Judge CATZMAN was a stalwart fixture on an extraordinarily strong bench, one from which a dozen of judges could potentially be elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada without drawing a serious ripple of dissent.
A man with the calming instincts of a mediator, Judge CATZMAN's deft sense of humour and his ability to make others feel that their opinions mattered deeply had long since made him a favourite on the court.
"His manner was unfailingly polite and courteous," Mr. Justice Michael Moldaver said. "Not once did I ever see him lose his temper. Not once did I ever see him treat anyone with disrespect." He said Judge CATZMAN was a confidante and a mentor whose wealth of knowledge and wisdom attracted a steady stream of judicial colleagues to his office.
"If you had a difficult issue, he was the guy to go to," Mr. McMURTRY agreed. "He was a constant source of advice."
Raised in Toronto, he was the son of Fred CATZMAN, a prominent city lawyer. While sociology was what initially attracted him to the University of Toronto -- he obtained his undergraduate degree in 1959 -- Judge CATZMAN went on to acquire a law degree immediately afterward at U of T's famed law school.
Following in the footsteps of his father, he was called to the bar in 1965. He began practising at a firm founded by his father and uncle -- Catzman and Wahl -- until his 1981 appointment to the Supreme Court of Ontario.
As a trial lawyer, his highest-profile case was one in which a young psychic, Rita Burns, unsuccessfully sued multi-millionaire Peter Pocklington for not compensating her for advice that she claimed had made him a fortune.
On the Court of Appeal, Judge CATZMAN wrote or signed onto judgments in numerous high profile or important cases, including ones in which the court:
Upheld an unprecedented $1.6-million damages award to an Ontario government lawyer who had sued the Church of Scientology for libel
Struck down a law that made it a crime to possess marijuana for medical purposes
Upheld a law permitting parents to use "reasonable force" to correct their children's behaviour
Ended the custom of opening local municipal council meetings with the Lord's Prayer
Permitted Gordon Folland, a man who was exonerated in a rape conviction, to sue his defence lawyer for negligence after alleging that he had spent three years in prison because his lawyer failed to order DNA testing on underwear, found at the crime scene, that would have pointed toward another man as the assailant
Overturned the acquittal of Erika Kubassek, a woman who attempted to disrupt a same-sex marriage ceremony, after she claimed she had received a message from God instructing her to shove Rev. Brent Hawkes, pastor of Toronto's Metropolitan Community Church. "She chose to deliver a message that she knew would fall on unreceptive ears," Judge CATZMAN wrote.
While he authored his share of criminal law rulings, they were not Judge CATZMAN's forte, Judge Moldaver said. "I know Marvy will forgive me for this, but whenever he was sitting on criminal cases, he would run into my office on a regular basis and say: 'Mikey, I keep running across this thing called 'reasonable doubt.' Can you tell me what it is?' "
However, that didn't prevent Judge CATZMAN from maintaining a deep sensitivity to the horror of a wrongful conviction. This was never as evident as in February, 1993, when he granted bail to convicted killer Guy Paul Morin, who would later be exonerated in the murder of his nine-year-old next-door neighbour, Christine Jessop.
Coming at a time when there was still a great deal of public skepticism about whether wrongful convictions truly occurred, the decision made Mr. Morin just the second Canadian convicted of first-degree murder to be freed on bail.
In recent years, Judge CATZMAN's seniority on the Court of Appeal gave him the right to speak last whenever an appeal panel gathered to discuss an upcoming ruling.
"I never saw Marvy try to bully anybody into a position," Judge Moldaver said. "Any conference he mediated was filled with reason and common sense. At the bottom of it all, he felt that a good, strong, healthy dissent was a way of advancing the law, and of getting the Supreme Court of Canada to look at it."
A sublime writer who was viewed by many of his colleagues as being the dean of judgment-writers, Judge CATZMAN felt litigants were owed a ruling that was both readable and legally concise. He put whatever time was required into crafting his rulings and preparing for court.
"He had the ability to convert even the most complicated legal issues into common sense," said his daughter, Julie, herself a recent University of Toronto law graduate.
"No one came into court more thoroughly prepared," Judge Moldaver said. "No one had a better command of the record. And this didn't come about by chance. It came about by his hard work, his dedication, his passionate love of the law and the joy he derived, every day, from performing his judicial duties and bringing justice to all who had the good fortune to appear before him."
Indeed, lawyer Steve Posen, a close friend who got married, recalled that Judge CATZMAN and his wife Lynn showed up in separate cars on the wedding day "so that he could read his papers for a trial the next day."
Judge CATZMAN was known for employing his droll sense of humour to persuade others to adopt his reverence for study and craftsmanship. Judge Moldaver recalled once sending a draft of a judgment to Judge CATZMAN to see whether it captured their shared view of the case.
It arrived back with a note that said: "Mikey, I have read this. It is terrible. Tears of laughter streamed down my face until it hit me that you were serious about it, and not kidding. I asked your secretary to take my name off the panel, but she insisted that all three judges have to be listed. So, I pleaded with her to substitute for my name the name of some long-gone judge, but she said she would have to ask you about it.
"If, contrary to all reason, you decide to release this piece of judicial drivel on an unsuspecting legal audience, would you at least consider the brilliant suggestions I have made at pages 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19?
"Love and hugs, Marv."
Judge Moldaver also recalled occasions in the courtroom where he sat back, preening himself after aiming what he felt was a particularly incisive question at a lawyer. "I would look over to Marv, and there, on his computer screen in big, bold, block letters, was a message which usually went something like this: 'If you would keep your big mouth shut, we might get out of here by 4: 30.'
"This was Marv's gentle, if not to subtle, way of chiding me for being a smart aleck in the courtroom."
Judge CATZMAN had his idiosyncrasies. Mr. Posen recalled that growing up in downtown Toronto, he and Judge CATZMAN would regularly attend a local cinema to watch movies that were known to be awful, solely for the purpose of wisecracking about their flaws.
He also harboured a deep emotional attachment to a specially designed desk which, according to Judge Moldaver, required a dozen steroid-enhanced movers to manoeuvre. "It made the Queen Mary look like a tug boat," he said. "I used to tell Marv that if he put it on wheels, it would double as a mobile home."
In 2000, Judge CATZMAN added to his notoriety with a satirical masterpiece of reverse logic that he wrote for the Advocates' Society Journal. Titled "The Wrong Stuff: How to Lose Appeals in the Court of Appeal," it advised lawyers on a multitude of ways to punch holes in their own ships.
"Judges are people, too," Judge CATZMAN wrote. "They don't like dry, boring legal arguments. They hunger for something to enliven their day. Help meet this judicial need by making at least one passionate speech to the jury every time you appear before an appellate court. Invite your client and her entire family to observe your performance. Instruct them carefully how to nod enthusiastically, whistle and cheer in support of your submission.
"Overstate your case. Excoriate the opposing counsel. Pound the desk. Sprinkle your argument with phrases such as: 'travesty of justice,' 'abuse of process' and 'wisdom of Solomon.' (This last phrase should be addressed, with a sly wink, to whichever judge you think has been least receptive to your submission.)"
When a member of an appeal panel asks a question, Judge CATZMAN advised, lawyers should make fun of it. "Cast at the judges who didn't ask the question a knowing look that says: 'I really feel for you two. It must be tough to sit up there, day after day, and listen to all these ridiculous questions.'
"Then, glance condescendingly at the judge who did ask the question, blurt out the first thing that comes into your mind, and move on quickly before he think of something else to ask you."
A staunch family man, Judge CATZMAN organized annual road trips to Florida and the Stratford Festival. He presided over a weekly family dinner, and usually telephoned his children one or more times a day simply to chat. He also liked to invent excuses to drop in and play with his grand_son, Darryn.
The family remained inseparable through his illness, camping out at the hospital where Judge CATZMAN received his cancer treatment. "He never once complained or felt sorry for himself," Julie CATZMAN said.
Indeed, Judge CATZMAN would retreat into self-contained silence to regroup following each grim prognosis, emerging 24 hours later in good humour. Several months ago, given a brief reprieve by his doctor, he delightedly returned to the Court of Appeal for a week in which he heard several cases alongside two close Friends, Mr. Justice James MacPherson and Madam Justice Eileen Gillese.
A camp instructor, swimmer and squash player in his youth, Judge CATZMAN grew to have little interest in participatory sports. However, he always maintained an abiding passion for his favourite baseball team -- the Toronto Blue Jays.
His son David recalled sitting with his over-excited father at the sixth game of the 1993 World Series, when Joe Carter strode to the plate for what would become the most famous at-bat in Blue Jay history.
"Hey, Davy, wouldn't it be great if he hit a home crack?" Judge CATZMAN said. A couple of pitches later, as the ball soared over the left-field fence, he kept yelping: "Davy, where'd it go? Where'd it go?"
Among Judge CATZMAN's most notable rulings was a 1993 decision to grant bail to Guy Paul Morin, describing the case as unique.
This week, Mr. Morin broke a personal embargo on media interviews to praise someone who had ventured far out on a limb for him: "He was a judge who saw above the rest, and was the turning point in my life," he said.
"When I was in Mr. CATZMAN's courtroom, I felt there was something special about this judge. I felt hope for a change. He granted me bail and freed me from the nightmares of Kingston Penitentiary. He was not just a great judge with a just decision, but a wonderful human being. Thank you again, Mr. CATZMAN."
Marvin Adrian CATZMAN was born in Toronto on September 1, 1938. He died of lung cancer in Toronto on June 14. He was 68, and a lifetime non-smoker. He is survived by his wife Lynn and children Penny, Julie and David.

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