McMICHAEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
HARE, Robert Charles
Peacefully at Extendicare on June 8, 2008, Robert Charles HARE of London in his 91st year. Loving brother of Raymond HARE (Jean 2004.) Dear uncle of Charlene BEYNON, Robert HARE, Barbara MIXER, Carolyn McMICHAEL, Cathy VERMEEREN and Richard KEMP and their families. He will be sadly missed by his Brother-in-law Albert KEMP and sister-in-law Reta HARE. Predeceased by his brother Albert H. HARE (1988) and Reta KEMP (2007.) Visitation will be held at Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Saturday June 14, 2008 from 9: 30 to 10: 30 a.m. where the funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Andrew REID officiating. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. Donations in memory of Robert made to the New Saint_James Presbyterian Memorial Fund or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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McMICHAEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
McVICAR, Marjorie
Peacefully at Watford Quality Care Centre on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 in her 90th year, Marjorie McVICAR of Watford. Marjorie is predeceased by her loving husband Donald McVICAR (1985.) Survived by children Rob (Sandy) McVICAR of Watford, Barb (Ray) BYGROVE of Watford and Ian (Ruth Ann) McVICAR of Watford. Grandchildren Robin McMICHAEL, Scott McVICAR, Lora KIRKHAM, Dawn BYGROVE, Katie MAW, Lindsay McVICAR, Nevin McVICAR and seven great-grandchildren. Survived by sister Maxine MacUDA of Watford. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Funeral Service will take place from the chapel on Friday, June 27th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Christine O'REILLY officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Caramel Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.harperfuneralhome.ca

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McMICHAEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
McMICHAEL, Charles
At Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, July 20, 2008, Charles McMICHAEL of London, in his 86th year, went home to be with his Lord. Beloved husband of Esther (DAYMAN) McMICHAEL. Dear father of David (Barb) McMICHAEL of Naperville, Illinois, and Sharon (Brian) SEELEY of London. Loving grandfather of Sean and Lindsey McMICHAEL, and Michael, David and Diana SEELEY. Brother of Hazel CLIFFORD, Grace GREEN, Ross McMICHAEL, and Barbara SPINNEY. Predeceased by brother Alex McMICHAEL. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. The funeral service will be conducted at the Forest City Bible Church, 1889 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Exeter Cemetery at 3: 00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Charles are asked to consider the Forest City Bible Church Building Fund. Online condolences at may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-05 published
DINSMORE, Greta
A funeral service was held at McMillan and Jack Funeral Chapel in Dundalk on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Greta (SMITH) DINSMORE of Barrie, in her 76th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald DINSMORE (1926-1968.) They were married June 5, 1954 in Saint Thomas Anglican Church in Bracebridge, Ontario.
Dear mother of Gary and Heather DINSMORE of Mississauga and Ashley DINSMORE (Ryan HALL) of Little Britain, Ontario. She is sadly missed by sister Barbara (Pat) FITZMAURICE. Predeceased by her brothers Mervin and Keith and a sister Velma WAGG. Lovingly remembered by brother-in-law Bill DINSMORE of Mississauga and sisters-in-law Doris LANGDON of Dundalk, Audrey DUNCAN of Etobicoke and Barbara McMILLAN of Elmira.
Minister was Rev. Janet ERIKSEN of Dundalk United Church, where a delicious lunch was served following the service for relatives and Friends from Mississauga, Bracebridge and other areas.
Burial will take place in Badjeros Cemetery in the spring.
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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-12 published
HALEY, Frances Theresa
Passed away at Grey Gables, Markdale on Saturday February 23, 2008, Frances Theresa HALEY of Markdale in her 71st year. Daughter of the late Wilbert and Elizabeth HALEY (McGRATH.) Loving sister of Bernard HALEY (Pat) of North York, Elizabeth CHITTENDEN (Chuck) of Richmond Hill and Bernice CHITTENDEN (late Bruce) of Markdale. Sadly missed and loved by her nieces, nephews, extended family and Friends. The family received Friends at the May Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon and evening, where Vigil Prayers were held at 9 o'clock in the evening. Father Leszek SZCZYGIEL officiated at a Mass of Christian Burial held at Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Markdale on Wednesday February 27 at 11: 30 a.m. Altar servers were Bradley BLACK, Daniel, Sebastian and Simon GALLAGHER. Music for the mass was provided by the Black family and included the hymns "Prayer of St. Frances", "Queen of The Heavens", "Come Follow Me" and "Lord of The Dance". Annette, Kristen and Danielle CHITTENDEN provided readings. Timothy INSLEY, Paul MacMILLAN, Patrick, Michael, Brian and Chad CHITTENDEN served as pall bearers Daniel and Francine CHITTENDEN served as honorary pall bearers. Following the mass, Friends and relatives joined the family at Annesley Fellowship Hall for a time of sharing memories, along with musical accompaniment on the violin and piano by the Black family. A delicious luncheon was served by the Catholic Women's League. Spring interment in Saint_John's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glenelg Centre. Memorial donations were directed to Grey Gables Resident's Council and the Arthritis Society.
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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
WILSON, John Elwin
John Elwin WILSON passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Shelburne Nursing Home. Elwin was born in Melancthon Township on May 21, 1928. He was the second son of George and Florence (PALLISTER) WILSON. He was predeceased by his two brothers Mervyn and Everett. Elwin grew up on the family farm and got his education at Maybourne School.
Elwin married June (ACHESON) WILSON on Wednesday, June 27, 1951, the 33rd Wedding Anniversary of June's parents Stanley and Olive (McMILLAN) ACHESON. Their marriage took place at Bethel United Church.
Elwin began a career of trucking gravel in the cities of Brampton and Toronto shortly after their marriage and continued that career for 46 years until his retirement at the age of 71.
Elwin and June were the parents of Cathy WILSON, Nancy (WILSON) KEATING, Lisa (WILSON) LANGERAAP and Phillip WILSON. Elwin is predeceased by his daughters Cathy and Nancy, who both passed away from Leukemia.
After raising their children in Dundalk, Elwin and June built their home on property adjacent to the family farm where June was raised on the West Backline. They resided there for fifteen years, before moving into a new home in Dundalk in 2002. Elwin had a great interest and involvement in the betterment of his community. He was President of the Dundalk Service Club and when his health failed and he was no longer as active as he would like to have been, he was appointed the first Honorary Usher for Dundalk United Church.
Elwin took great pride and interest in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and their great-grandchildren and their activities. He loved to watch hockey games, figure skating, attend baptisms, weddings and graduation ceremonies for his grandchildren. He Will be very much missed by them.
Elwin's failing health forced him to spend numerous periods of time in Markdale Hospital due to complications from diabetes and hip surgery. It was troubling for his family to come to the realization that his care should be specialized and Elwin became a resident at Shelburne Nursing Home for the past three years. The onset of Alzheimer's disease may have robbed him of his memory, but it never took away his sense of humour. As aptly described by his nephew Ted ACHESON, " His last few years were more like living in a waiting room to eternity. All believers can take comfort that he is now with his Lord and Saviour just as it has been foretold."
A Celebration of Elwin's life was held on February 16, 2098 at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Dundalk United Church minister; Rev. Janet Eriksen and organist Mary Nicholls participated in the service. Nephew Ted ACHESON gave the Eulogy and all of Elwin's ten nephews were pallbearers. His nieces sang a beautiful "Gaelic Blessing" accompanied by his sister-in-law Doreen (ACHESON) PORTER. Elwin's grandchildren were flowerbearers. Spring interment will be in Bethel Cemetery.
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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2008-01-25 published
MOODY, Wilfred Robert
At Parkview Manor, Chesley, on Monday, January 21, 2008, after a battle with cancer, Wilfred R. MOODY, Caledon East, in his 90th year, beloved husband of the late Marion McMILLAN. Dear father of Bob MOODY and Jayne AKITT, Caledon East; Debbie MOODY and Don MacRAE, Mississauga; Barbara-Ann MOODY, Richmond Hill and predeceased by Cameron.
Sadly missed by Elda Mae ROUTENBURG. Dear brother of Mrs. Dorothy KING, Niagara Falls.
The family received their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street South (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Thursday afternoon 2-4 p.m. and evening 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday morning, January 25, at 11 o’clock. Following a reception at the funeral home, a private interment will be held at Caledon East Public Cemetery.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-14 published
MINER, Cora Catherine Anne (née KEELING)
Passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound surrounded by the love of her family on Saturday, January 12, 2008 in her 92nd year. Wife of the late William Arthur (Bill) MINER. Mother of Mary WOODS of Owen Sound, Alan MINER and his wife Donna of Kemble and the late Betty KREUGER (2003.) Grandmother of Terry and Lorraine WOODS of London, Tim and Sue WOODS of Jackson, Tracey and Al McKAY of Tara, Kim and Kevin DONNELLY of Kemble and Amy and Steve MARRITT of Owen Sound. Great-grandmother of Mandy, Brendan, Dylan, Brodie, Melissa, Rachel and Jesse. Mother-in-law of Gerald KREUGER of Sauble Beach. Predeceased by son-in-law Keith WOODS (2001,) sisters Lillian CLARK, Nettie CATTO, Rebecca FRAZER, Sadie McMILLAN and brothers Ernie, Rennie and Bert KEELING. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Tuesday from 1 o'clock until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Spring interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-17 published
WEIR, Joyce (née McMILLAN)
Of Wiarton, passed away peacefully at Gateway Haven on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 in her 81st year. Joyce and Don WEIR enjoyed 50 years of marriage before Don's passing in 1999. Together they farmed in Mar and operated the Ferry View Motel in Tobermory. Family, fun and Friends - these were the three pillars of Joyce's life. She was an avid curler, euchre player, traveller and a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Dear mother of Brenda ROUSE of London and Shirley and Don JOHANNSON of Port Moody, British Columbia Cherished grandmother to Amy ROUSE (friend Kelly STEWARD/STEWART/STUART), Adam ROUSE, Ryan JOHANNSON and Keira JOHANNSON. Joyce will be missed by her sisters Mildred LEE and Shirley BRYAN, sisters-in-law Edith MATCHAM and Margaret McMILLAN, all of Manitoba, sisters-in-law Mildred McARTHUR of Scarborough and Edna DAY of Kingston, and sisters and brothers-in-law Hester and Tom CUNNINGHAM, Maisie and Howard HEPBURN, Betty and Harvey WEIR, Mary and Lorne WEIR and Clara and Jack WEIR, all of Wiarton, as well as many nieces and nephews. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Don, sons Paul and Ross, parents Belle and Alexander McMILLAN, sisters Hester (Bert) CHURCHILL and Glenis (Stan) MEGGISON, brothers Irvine, Jack (Edna,) George (Florence) and Don McMILLAN and sister-in-law Janet (Roy) BARNES. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Friday, January 18, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. George BELL officiating. Spring interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Friends of Gateway, Wiarton Hospital, the Liver Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-23 published
MOODY, Wilfred Robert
At Parkview Manor, Chesley, on Monday, January 21, 2008, after a battle with cancer, Wilfred R. MOODY, Caledon East, in his 90th year, beloved husband of the late Marion McMILLAN. Dear father of Bob MOODY and Jayne AKITT, Caledon East; Debbie MOODY and Don MacRAE, Mississauga; Barbara-Ann MOODY, Richmond Hill and predeceased by Cameron. Sadly missed by Elda Mae ROUTENBURG. Dear brother of Mrs. Dorothy KING, Niagara Falls. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Thursday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday morning, January 25 at 11 o'clock. Following a reception at the funeral home, a private interment will be held at Caledon East Public Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-02 published
PUFAHL, Carl William
Of Chesley, passed away peacefully at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Friday, February 1, 2008 in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Lena LIPSKIE (1999.) Cherished father of Ken and Lillian of Chesley and Dorothy and her husband Elgin McMILLAN of Waterloo. Carl will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Tina and Will, Adam and his fiancee Tammy and Brian, and great-granddaughter Nayal. He will be fondly remembered by his sister Marjorie and her husband Allan GATES of Sauble Beach as well as sisters-in-law Louise MILLER, Eva LIPSKIE, Jean LIPSKIE and Pearl BESTED. Predeceased by his brother Fred; sisters Margaret PUFAHL and Stella FILLSINGER and his parents, Herman and Edith (GOLEM) PUFAHL. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, Chesley on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 1 p.m. Spring interment in Desboro Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundations, Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, or to the Victorian Order of Nurses Grey Bruce would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-25 published
LEWIS, Leona Myrtle (formerly CHALMERS, née PATTON)
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Sunday February 24, 2008. Leona Myrtle (PATTON) LEWIS of Mount Forest in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter CHALMERS and John LEWIS. Loved mother of Karen MacMILLAN and husband Angus of Durham, Debbie YOUNG and husband Scott of R.R.#1, Harriston and Danny CHALMERS and wife Jane of South Porcupine. Loving grandmother to Steve MacMILLAN and wife Saskia of Durham, Keith MacMILLAN and wife Stacey of Minto Pines, Jeff MacMILLAN and wife Jill of Durham, Kassidy COWEN of Harriston, Gregory YOUNG of Harriston and Caysi CHALMERS of Toronto and loving great-grandmother to Robyn, Nicole and Emma. Dear sister of Pauline McGILLIVRAY of Durham, Lorne PATTON and wife Irene of Durham, Olive ELLIS and husband Don of Meaford and Joan SEWELL and husband Bill of Meaford. Survived also by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Wesley and Myrtle PATTON, brothers Elwoode PATTON and wife Terry, Roy PATTON, Greg PATTON, sister Doris McKENZIE and husband Charlie, sister-in-law Winnie Percival and brother-in-law Alex McGillivray. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Holstein Presbyterian Church on Wednesday February 27th at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment at Maplewood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Holstein Presbyterian Church, Maplewood Cemetery or Louise Marshall Hospital would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-27 published
SEABROOK, Marjorie Alice (née QUINLAN)
In Meaford on Tuesday March 25, 2008. The former Marjorie Alice QUINLAN of Meaford and formerly of Owen Sound, in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Gray and Marguerite (McMILLAN) QUINLAN. Loved mother of Joanne TUTTLE (Walter VANDERHOF) of Collingwood Lynn MURRAY (Tom) and Connie SMITHSON (Shawn) all of Meaford. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brothers John and Jim, sisters Helen, Linda, Pat, Arlene, Shirley and brother-in-law Charlie PEARSON. Predeceased by brothers Norman, Bill and Donald and also by sisters Marie and Marilyn. Survived also by many nieces and nephews and their families. A family graveside service, officiated by Rev. Gary PARKER, will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford on Thursday March 27, 2008. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter (formerly the Humane Society) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-16 published
GRAHAM, Donna (née McMILLAN)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton on Monday May 12, 2008. Donna GRAHAM (née McMILLAN) of Southampton in her 69th year. Wife of the late William John “Bill” GRAHAM. Loving mother of Colin and his wife Guillaine of Halifax, Catriona and her husband Clint OSBORNE of Elsinore and Jenni GRAHAM and her friend Terry THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Burgoyne. Proud grandmother of Cody, Creed and Mathieu. Sadly missed by her Friends, the Martin Family of Sauble Beach and by her many other Friends of the community and the campground. Predeceased by her parents James and Bertha McMILLAN. At Donna's request there will be no visitation or funeral services. Private Interment at Dunnganon Cemetery. A Time to Share Memories of Donna GRAHAM will be held on Monday May 19, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. at the Walker House, Southampton. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-16 published
McCANNEL, Jean Lenore (McALLISTER)
At the Southampton Care Centre on Thursday, May 15th, 2008 at the age of 83 years, the former Jean McALLISTER of Burgoyne. Wife of the late Alex McCANNEL. Father of Peter and his wife Joan of Burgoyne, Heather and her husband Bob HUTTON of Saugeen Shores, and Sharon and her husband Ron FRANCE of Sauble Beach. Grandma to Sheena, Rob, Steven, Megan, Jordan, Kara, Brynn and Caiden, and Great-grandma to Matthew, Braden, Adam, McKenzie, Vincent and Scarlett. Also surviving is one sister-in-law Irene McALLISTER of Chesley, and one brother-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Ken McMILLAN of Thornhill. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18th, 2008. Funeral service will be conducted in Knox Presbyterian Church, Burgoyne on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Chuck MOON officiating. Interment Southampton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Southampton Care Centre Resident's Fund or the Knox Presbyterian Church, Burgoyne would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-03 published
DOY, Joy (née COUSINEAU)
Passed away peacefully on June 1, 2008 at Hannah Walker Place, Owen Sound, after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by her children, Debralee BIDGOOD and her son Michael Robert MacALEESE; Victoria MacALEESE and her children Christopher HILL, Cara HILL- McMILLAN and her husband Chris and their children Samantha and Austin; Angela PATTESON and her husband Cliff and their children Ryan, Amanda and Rochelle; and Bob ENNS. Also survived by her sister Fay McKENZIE and her husband William. Joy was a long time member and volunteer with the Owen Sound Little Theatre and the Georgian Bay Folk Society, which gave her great joy in her life. Joy's family and Friends will remember her artistic, crafty and writing talents. A celebration of life will be planned later in the summer. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Diabetes Association. Donations, condolences and memories may be forwarded to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services, 519-371-8507.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-21 published
MacDONALD, Ronald Albert
At Bluewater Health -- Palliative Care, on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Ronald Albert MacDONALD, 68 years, of Wyoming and formerly of Corunna. Loving husband of 40 years of Myrna (née WEATHERHEAD.) Loving father of Corrine and her husband Todd CABLE of Watford and Wayne MacDONALD of Corunna. Cherished grandfather of Forrest and Austin CABLE. Dear brother of Larry (Penny,) Reg (Brenda,) Ted (Elkie), Ruth WEATHERHEAD, Joanne (Wayne) DIETER all of Owen Sound and Margie (Clark) McMILLAN of Goderich. Also survived by his special lady, Thelma DAVIES (more than any mother-in-law could ever be,) a sister-in-law, Kay KELLY, both of Elora and brothers-in-law, Ron (Kim) WEATHERHEAD of Port Perry and Cliff (Cathy) DAVIES of Fergus. Ron will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles, and his special Friends Sandy and Bill WHEELER of Courtright. He was predeceased by a brother, Wayne (1969), father, Harold (1995) and mother, Gladys (2006,) father-in-law, Roy WEATHERHEAD (1970,) step father-in-law, Harvey DAVIES (1990,) brother-in-law, Al WEATHERHEAD (1998.) Ron was a retired custodian from Saint_Joseph's School, Corunna and was a 35-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #447, Corunna. Family and Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. David BONNEY officiating. Following cremation, interment will be held in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada, Children's Wish Foundation or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (Animal Rescue). Memories and condolences may sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
DOAN, Doris Elva (née SAYLOR)
75, of Tavistock passed away in the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, March 6, 2008. She was born in Mosa Township, Middlesex County on March 15, 1932 a daughter of the late Isaac Roy SAYLOR and the former Elva Mae TUNKS. Doris was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Church in Stratford; was a Past President of Women's Aglow and had been a long time volunteer at the House of Blessing and L'Arche in Stratford. She married Donald Percy DOAN at Bothwell on July 1, 1950. He predeceased her on September 22, 2000. She was also predeceased by her son, Paul DOAN. Doris is survived by two sons, David DOAN and Suzanne BROADBENT of Mississauga, Tim and wife Janie DOAN of Tavistock; two daughters, Joanne VERSTEEG and Chuck DRENNAN of Woodstock, Wendy and husband Ed BISSADA of Toronto five grandchildren, Raymond VERSTEEG, Ted BISSADA, Will BISSADA, Kate DOAN and Liam DOAN; one great-grand_son, Braden WALTHAM one brother, Ken and wife Linda SAYLOR of Bothwell; two sisters Betty McMILLAN of Tavistock, Bev and husband Clive HAMILTON of Sarnia; sisters-in-law, Edna RINGROSE of Kenora, Donna ADAM/ADAMS of LaGrange, Georgia and Helen DOAN of Saint Thomas. Besides her husband, son and parents she was predeceased by her brother, Donald SAYLOR; her sisters-in-law, Shirley SAYLOR- McMASTER and brothers-in-law, Don McMILLAN, Joe McMASTER, Ted RINGROSE, Wes DOAN, and Pete ADAM/ADAMS. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Bethel Pentecostal Church, 2988 Ontario Street, Stratford on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Pastor Charles SWARTWOOD will officiate. Interment in South Easthope Cemetery, Shakespeare. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, Bethel Pentecostal Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
RALSTON, Donalda Mae (née MacPHEE)
At her residence on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Donalda Mae RALSTON (née MacPHEE) of Canterbury Street, Woodstock in her 105th year. Beloved wife of the late Rev. James Oates RALSTON (1949.) Dear aunt of Samuel MacPHEE and his wife Sandra of Nova Scotia, Jeanne MacMILLAN of New Brunswick, Caroll ESTEY and her husband Bob of Connecticut, Heather ENGLISH and her husband David and JoAnne DEMERCHANT and her husband Garnet, both of New Brunswick. Loved great aunt of Stephen ROBERTSON of England and Andrew ROBERTSON of Guelph. Also survived by several great-grand nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her step-son Keith RALSTON, step-daughters Helen and Doris RALSTON, siblings, Muriel DICKSON/DIXON, Mary MacPHEE, John MacPHEE and Donald MacPHEE. Donalda graduated from Queens University and taught at W.C.I. for several years. She was also a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Friday after 12: 00 p.m. where the complete service will be held in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. James GRANT and Marg DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS officiating. Interment later in the Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-15 published
McCART, John David
Suddenly in Florida, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, while on vacation, John David McCART of Glencoe in his 90th year. Predeceased by his wife Jeanne McCART (2005) and his son Jack (2001.) Dear father of Mary Lou McMILLAN, Jim McCART, Mike McCART, Peter McCART (Vicki), Maggie UNDERHILL, Dorothy SMITH, Paul McCART and Larry McCART. Loved by his grandchildren, Joseph and Michelle McMILLAN, Kevin, Greg, Derek and Richard McCART, Niki and Jessy UNDERHILL, Peter, Johnathan, Matthew SMITH and great-grandchildren, Kailey, Ashley, Cheyenne, Larissa, Anthony and Morghan. Predeceased by one sister, Dorothy MYERS, and 4 brothers, Ed, Jim, Albert and Clarence McCART and one sister-in-law, Marilyn BULLAS. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Church, Glencoe on Tuesday, March 18 at 10 a.m. Fr. Frank MURPHY officiating. Interment at St. Helen's Cemetery, Dunwich Twp. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 219 will conduct a service at the funeral home Monday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Four Counties Health Services Foundation.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
MacMILLAN, Ruby Blanche (GETSON)
Peacefully on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Longworth Long Term Care, Ruby Blanche (GETSON) MacMILLAN in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Thomas MacMILLAN (1989.) Dear mother of Wilma KEELER and her husband Ross of London, Donald MacMILLAN of Wiarton, Eileen EBIN of Florida, Rick MacMILLAN and his wife Bev of London, Robert MacMILLAN and Louis QUENNELLE of Nova Scotia. Much loved grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and her extended families of 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sons-in-law James CROWE and William ZIMMIE, her grand_son Rick COLLINS, her great-granddaughter Holly COLLINS and by her 11 siblings. Ruby was the 10th and last surviving member of her family. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, April 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The celebration of Ruby's life will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, April 10th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Doctor Arthur G. HILEY officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, N6E 1A2, as well as to the Byron United Covenant Church, 420 Boler Road, London, N6K 2K5. Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com Ultimately what defined Ruby was her compassion and commited love for her family. They were blessed beyond measure to have had her for a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Ruby's family wish to extend a special thank you to the "Yellow Rose" staff at Longworth Long Term Care, her home for the past 6 years, for the exceptional care she received and the sense of love of an extended family.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Margaret B. (née SIMPSON)
A resident of Chatham formerly of Clachan and Blenheim, Margaret DICKSON/DIXON passed away at the Village Retirement Residence in Ridgetown on April 12, 2008 at the age of 87. Loving wife of Dennis A. DICKSON/DIXON. Dear mother of Bob and Cheryl DICKSON/DIXON, Anne and Jim SIFTON, Paul and Karen DICKSON/DIXON, Proud grandmother to Gerod and Leslie DICKSON/DIXON, William and Elisa MacMILLAN, Rob SIFTON and Leah SCOTT, Heather and Strahn McCARTEN, Cory DICKSON/DIXON, Calie DICKSON/DIXON, Amy and Josh LARSON, Jason BEUTLER, along with 8 great-grandchildren. Survived by her brothers Dave and Dorothy SIMPSON, Jim and Lenore SIMPSON. Predeceased by her sister Grace SMITH and brother-in-law Alex SMITH. Family and Friends may call at the McKinlay Funeral Home 459 St. Clair St. W. Chatham (519 351-2040) on Wednesday from 2-4: 30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service to be held on Thursday April 17, 2008 at Sprucedale United Church at 11 a.m. Family and Friends are invited to gather at the church after 10 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Riverview Gardens, Wallaceburg at a later date. Memorial donations to honour Margaret's life can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sprucedale United Church and would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-30 published
McLEOD, Phyllis Elizabeth (née LUCAS)
Age 85, passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on April 27, 2008 in Vernon, British Columbia. Phyllis will be dearly missed by Bruce, her loving husband of over 60 years, and her four sons: Ian (Pauline); Kevin (Jean); Roderick and Robert. She is also survived by 5 cherished grandchildren: Sarah REHILL (Shawn;) Kathleen ETHERINGTON (Marc) Heather ARDRON (Brad); Duncan McLEOD; Jenna McLEOD; 5 great-grandchildren: Tristan, Gavyn, Ava, Mersaia and Gwendolyn; sister: Doreen McMILLAN (Ken); brothers: Gordon LUCAS, David (Margaret) LUCAS, and numerous nieces and nephews. Phyllis was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan and following a brief stint working for the Australian Consulate in Washington, D.C. during the war, she and Bruce settled in London, Ontario where they raised their family until moving to Vernon in the late 1980's. Phyllis was an avid reader of fine literature, but was comforted most through regular reading and devotion of the scriptures. In her quiet moments, Phyllis entertained herself and others by playing all time popular music of the 40s and 50s on her piano. Phyllis had a quick wit and was a formidable and hilarious player of Scrabble. She was a devoted wife and mother to the very day of her passing. We are all very thankful to have been blessed by her sense of care and love. The family wish to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the caring staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital and to the excellent care provided by her physician, Doctor David Naismith. Friends and family are planning a celebration of Phyllis' life to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers and other tributes, people are encouraged to make a donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2101 - 32 Street, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 5L2. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Vernon Dignity Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
MacKINNON, Newton Halbert " MAC"
Peacefully, at Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, May 2, 2008, Newton Halbert " MAC" MacKINNON of Woodstock, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Betty (née McMILLAN) for over 63 years. son of the late Newton and Pearl MacKINNON. Dear father of David MacKINNON and Carol LAMPMAN (the late Paul.) Loving grandfather of Andrew and Kristi LAMPMAN, Jennifer KOEKEBAKKER, and the late Christopher LAMPMAN. Brother-in-law of Jean MacKINNON. Also predeceased by his brother Donald "Bud" MacKINNON. MAC was a long-time employee of Baird Machines and was a great local sports fan and supporter. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. Funeral Service in the chapel on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Carmen HOLBROUGH officiating. Private interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
GOWAN, Wendy Verline (COOK)
On Saturday, May 10, 2008 at L.H.S.C. Wendy Verline (COOK) GOWAN, in her 63rd year, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Wendy is predeceased by her parents Stan and Julia COOK. Surviving are her brother Calvin (Bernadette) of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and sister Mary COOK of London. She will be sadly missed by her children Perry (Lisa) McMILLAN of Dutton, Lisa NEWMAN (Randy OSSELL) of Eagle, Les (Tonia) CAMPBELL of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Laura CAMPBELL (Trevor ALVIS) of Boissevain, Manitoba and grandchildren Jamie and Alicia McMILLAN, Adam and Clarissa NEWMAN, Randy OSSEL Jr., Brice and Jenna CAMPBELL, Delaney ALVIS and great-grand_son Trent NEWMAN. Also left to mourn are her extended family on Kiwanis Park Dr: Barney, Mike and Lori, Dave and Karen, Chris and Andrew and niece Patti KELLY. A heartfelt thank you to Sandra ADAM/ADAMS and Wayne ARNOLD for all the Friendship, compassion and assistance given to Wendy and her family in their time of need. Thanks also to Carol WATSON of the Victorian Order of Nurses for the extra care and concern given to our mother. A private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Dutton where Wendy will be laid to rest with her grandparents John and Elizabeth Cook. Arrangements entrusted to Arn Funeral Home, Dutton. Email condolences arnfuneralhome2@bellnet.ca

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-23 published
VALENTA, Irene Dorothy
Of London, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at her late residence, in her 83rd year. Wife of Frank VALENTA and mother of the late John Charles VALENTA. Loved grandmother of Randy Natasa VALENTA. Dear sister of Gordon McMILLAN of London. Predeceased by a sister Isibelle SEAGRIST. Irene worked at Toronto Sick Children's Hospital. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Woodstock Cemetery with her son John. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Children's Hospital of Western Ontario (Neo-Natal Unit).

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
CARROLL, Muriel (McPHERSON)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Friday, May 30, 2008, Muriel (McPHERSON) CARROLL of Bobier Villa, Dutton and formerly of R.R.#2 Wardsville in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold M. CARROLL (2007.) Dear mother of Keith and his wife Marilyn of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Terry and his wife Nancy of Saint Thomas, Alan and his wife Karen of West Elgin, Marie CARROLL of Chatham, Beth CARROLL and her husband Jamie IVES of Vancouver British Columbia. Loved by her 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Duncan McPHERSON (late Grace,) Dorothy (Gerry) WALKER. Also survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Norma McMILLAN and Lois CARROLL as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sister Margaret Schleihauf. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Argyle Presbyterian Church, Crinan on Tuesday, June 3 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Hugh APPEL officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Argyle Presbyterian Church or Alzheimer Society.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-05 published
HUX, Anna May (née GOLDHAWK)
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Aldborough Township, Anna HUX passed away in her sleep at the Village Retirement Residence on Wednesday morning, June 4, a week after her 84th birthday. Born in Ridgetown, the daughter of Albert James GOLDHAWK and Mary Ann EBERLE. Beloved wife of the late Martin HUX (1971,) mother of Allan HUX and Denise GRAHAM of Toronto, and grandmother of Ryan HUX. She is predeceased by her sisters Frances SIMPSON (Harvey,) Mary GOLDHAWK, Edith Withers (David) and brothers Ernest (Dorothy), William, Albert and Donald GOLDHAWK. She will be deeply missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Joseph (Lois), Lyle (Margaret), Eberle (Elizabeth), Jean GOLDHAWK, Dorothy HUGHES (Cam,) Marie GOLDHAWK, Phyllis HUX (John) and Norma HUX (Arthur,) and by her many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her many wonderful Friends in Ridgetown and Rodney. Special thanks to her nieces Margaret Ann GRANKEN and Kelly MacMILLAN, Doctor John BUTTON, Doctor Elizabeth HADDAD, and all the wonderful staff at the Village Retirement Residence for their support during her two year battle with cancer. Ann worked at P.D. Bates, Ridgetown, prior to marrying Martin HUX in 1947. She supported Mart in the Miller and Hux Poultry Farm along with her life-long friend, Donna MILLER and her husband, Walter, Martin's first cousin. Later she also worked as a legal secretary in West Lorne and Rodney. After the death of her husband, she returned to Ridgetown where she worked for six years at the Ridgetown Agricultural College as a house-mother in the girls' residence. The HUX and GOLDHAWK families will receive visitors at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Friday, June 6, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held from the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 7 at 2: 00 p.m. followed by a reception for family and Friends in the Friendship Hall of Erie Street United Church. Tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance-Magnetic Resonance Imager Campaign or to Erie Street United Church. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-18 published
SANDBOE, Margaret Lucille (McMILLAN)
Peacefully, on June 16, 2008, surrounded by her family, Margaret Lucille SANDBOE (McMILLAN) passed away in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband Alf (1996) and survived by her loving family, daughter Shirley EDWARDS; son Jerry and his wife Alana; grandchildren Lee Ann and Steve MASLEK, Katherine SKINNER and Steve McNEIL, Shane and Natalie EDWARDS and Lindsay SANDBOE; great-grandchildren Nathaniel, Micah MAXWELL and Erika. Sister of Shirley and Murray LAYMAN (Edmonton, Alberta). Predeceased by sister Dorothy CAMERON and son-in-law Brian EDWARDS (1994.) Margaret was employed for over 30 years at Kayser-Roth. Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road East, Wednesday, June 18 from 7-9 p.m. A complete Funeral Service will be Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneral.ca

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
McMILLAN, Catherine Joan "Kay" (née APEDAILE)
At home with her loving family on July 3, 2008 in her 72nd year. Beloved daughter of Irene and Len APEDAILE, Bayfield, Ontario. Life long love and wife for 48 years of George. Loving mother of John (Colleen), Michael, Laurie (Dan). Very much loved grandma and granny of Jake, Megan, Abby, Katie, George and Charlotte. The family wishes to thank Doctor TOZER and Lesslie, Doctor SLAVIN and all the staff of the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday afternoon from 1: 00 until the time of Kay's Service at 2:00 at the Cattel, Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas (www.catteleatonandchambers.ca). Please, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Kay - Always, George

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-08 published
McMILLAN, Gerald R.
At Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, July 6th, 2008, Gerald R. McMILLAN of London in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Zita M. McMILLAN. Loving father of Gerald Arthur McMILLAN and Thomas Paul McMILLAN. Dear brother of Ruth MURRAY of Sussex, New Brunswick. Also sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Thomas A. and Clara D. RUDOLPH, brothers Budd, George and Edwin, and sisters Norma and Clara. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, July 10th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
Accidental mining engineer replaced his pickax with a pen
Told by his father to study mining, he became devoted to it and became publisher of The Northern Miner, where he suffered undeserved criticism during the Windfall scandal of 1964
By Gay ABBATE, Page S8
Toronto -- Maurice (Mort) BROWN was tricked into a career in mining. He had been accepted to study forestry at the University of Toronto - or so he thought. Unbeknownst to him, his father had changed the application form to mining engineering, which he thought would provide a better future. He didn't tell his son until five minutes before he was to hop on the train for the long trip south from his home in Port Arthur.
"I screamed and hollered and was in tears, but there was nothing I could do," recalled Mr. BROWN, whose career in mining spanned more than five decades, taking him from the mines of Northern Ontario to the office towers of downtown Toronto and beyond. In the process, he replaced the pickax with a pen, chronicling major developments in the mining industry and the people who mattered in it.
He quickly came to love everything about mining, becoming the industry's biggest booster. "He had great enthusiasm for all things mining and all the people in it," said Stan HAWKINS, a friend for more than 40 years.
Mr. BROWN's greatest legacy to the industry may be the creation of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, in 1988, to honour those who contribute to and promote mining. The United States had its own hall of fame, and Mr. BROWN was anxious to establish one in Canada. It took many years of perseverance in the face of skepticism, but he realized his dream. The hall is located in the mining building at the University of Toronto, and Mr. BROWN served as the hall's chairman for its first four years. The night he himself was inducted as a member in 1993, he described mining as a "dirty, nasty industry that demands hard work" - but he would do it all over again if he could.
The low point of his career took place decades earlier, at the time of the so-called Windfall scandal. On the day the scandal broke and he discovered that several people whom he had trusted had betrayed him, "his hair turned white literally overnight," said his daughter, Sandra PULEY. "He was devastated. It was a horrible, horrible time."
It was the summer of 1964, and Mr. BROWN, then an assistant editor at the weekly Northern Miner, wrote a favourable article about a potential discovery in a mine owned by Viola and George MacMILLAN, a couple he considered good Friends. The MacMILLANs had drilled holes on property near Timmins, Ontario, near a site where a rich lode of copper had been discovered by another company the previous year. Rumours of another lode drove the stock of Windfall Oil and Mines Ltd. from 56 cents to $5.70 in a matter of weeks. But while the company's value continued to rise, purely on speculation, the MacMILLANs refused to announce their test results. The bubble burst when they finally disclosed that there were no metal deposits on the site. Thousands of investors lost everything.
The Ontario government called a royal commission and Mr. BROWN, among others, was called to testify. He told the inquiry that his positive article was based in part on an interview with Ontario's minister of mines, George WARDROBE, who tried to shift the blame onto Mr. BROWN when he took the stand.
Mr. BROWN described his numerous unsuccessful attempts to get a straight answer about the test results from both the mines minister and Mrs. MacMILLAN, a leader in the mining industry. Mr. BROWN was accused of profiting from buying Windfall stock. He did make $4,471, but told the inquiry that he also lost $5,578 trading stocks in other MacMILLAN-owned companies. And there was no policy at The Northern Miner forbidding him from buying shares in companies on which the paper reported. "They expect us to use discretion. They would take a dim view of any heavy trading," he told the inquiry.
Maurice BROWN, known as Mort, was the fourth of six children to William and Georgia BROWN of Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay. William BROWN worked on ships and was on the Noronic, a tour ship that sailed the Great Lakes, when it caught fire in Toronto Harbour on September 17, 1949. One hundred and eighteen of the 525 passengers perished. William BROWN saved countless lives by spraying people with water so they could run through the flames to safety.
After graduating from university in 1938, Mort BROWN went to work as an engineer at a gold mine near Geraldton, north of Lake Superior. He worked at other facilities, eventually becoming a mine manager. A year after graduation, he married Margaret GREEN, a young woman he had met one summer when she was a teenager. In 1947, Mr. BROWN was hired as mining instructor at Lakehead Technical Institute in Thunder Bay to develop its mining curriculum.
He was still an undergraduate when his interest was first piqued by The Northern Miner. He became fascinated by a major find at the Little Long Lac gold mine in Geraldton, and spent hours reading accounts of it. His interest in the paper would forever change his career path.
In his final year at university, Mr. BROWN, as president of the university's mining and metallurgical society, invited one of the paper's writers to address the students. Mr. BROWN was so excited by the speaker that he informed him he intended to join the paper's editorial staff one day. While working after graduation, Mr. BROWN submitted many articles to the Miner, each one accompanied by a job request. He finally received the call in 1949 and moved his young family to Toronto, the paper's headquarters. He worked his way up to assistant editor and then, on his 65th birthday, was named editor. He became publisher in 1985 and publisher emeritus two years later, not retiring until his 80th birthday in 1992.
During his 43 years at the paper, Mr. BROWN visited every mine in Canada and many others around the world, including the United States, Finland, the Caribbean and South America. In August, 1973, during a trip to Costa Rica to visit an old gold mine, he became deathly ill with a lung infection. Upon his return to Toronto, doctors diagnosed histoplasmosis, an infection caused by fungi from bat dung. He was placed in an oxygen tent. "We almost lost him," said son Russell BROWN. With his lungs permanently damaged, he was given a pension. However, he returned to his job at the paper and never allowed the disability to get in his way, his son said.
What finally did slow him down, however, was the death of his wife in 1998. They had been married for 59 years.
Otherwise, Mr. BROWN was renowned for his enthusiasm for life, which occasionally went too far. "He was foolhardy and reckless at times," said his daughter. "He always went with his heart instead of his head. He went feet first into situations." Such as the time, in his 70s, when he climbed a tree with a running chainsaw. He fell and broke his arm. Or the time he went camping with a brand-new car, a new tent and new stove. He set up camp next to a dead tree, which he thought would make a good fire. He cut the tree and, of course, it fell on the stove, the tent and the car roof. There was also the time he went into the car wash with all the windows open. But he was always able to laugh at himself because he knew it was his own fault, said Nean ALLMAN, a former colleague and now co-ordinator of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Ms. ALLMAN has her own story. She arrived at work one Monday morning to find a brown bag on her desk. Inside was a headless duck Mr. BROWN had shot on his latest hunting trip. "I knew you liked a challenge. I thought you'd like to pluck it and cook it," he told her with a twinkle in his eye. She did as he suggested. It was a very tasty meal, she said.
Maurice (Mort) BROWN was born November 11, 1912, in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ontario He died June 24, 2008, of cancer at Freeport Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario He was 95. He is survived by son Russell, daughter Sandra PULEY, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Burton and sister Audrey.

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
WIGGINS, Willa May (ROBERTS?)
(May 17, 1918-January 26, 2008)
It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent passing of Willa Mae WIGGINS of Toronto, Ontario and Victoria, British Columbia. Willa passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Glengarry Hospital on Southern Vancouver Island. Willa was predeceased by her husband Bert WIGGINS, sister Jean JONES and brother-in-law Ed JONES, brother Bill ROBERTS and nephew John ROBERTS, as well as the parents of her daughter-in-law, Brenda and Roy MacMILLAN. Willa is survived by her son Jim, his wife Sandi WIGGINS and grand_son Matthew; her daughter Patricia PEPPER and grand_sons Todd and Scott; as well as nephews Ken and Wayne JONES and sister-in-law Bea ORR. Willa was born in Toronto, Ontario, where she resided for the majority of her life until moving to Victoria, British Columbia in January 2004 where she was able to enjoy the wonderful blue and sparkling ocean views and the hanging baskets and brilliant flowers of Victoria's residential gardens. Willa was a very kind and gentle spirit who enjoyed the support of family and close Friends over many years at Woodland Beach, Don Mills, and with the Hustler Bible Class, the Diplomats from Georgina Lodge, St. Hilda's Towers and Somerset House. Willa will be dearly missed, loved and thought of so fondly throughout the remainder of our lives. A small service with visitation 1 hour prior, will be held in Willa's honour at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment, York Cemetery. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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McMILLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
MacMILLAN, William Gunn
Peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 7, 2008. William MacMILLAN of Huntsville formerly of Don Mills, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Nancy. Dear father of Sandra and her husband Wayne LAY of Huntsville, Ian and his wife Janet of Richmond Hill, Donna and her husband Tom GREENAWAY of Bowmanville. Loving grandfather of Jennifer, Jason, Duncan, Emily, Krissy and Maggie. Predeceased by his brother Jim and sister Margaret. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Best Western Hotel, 86 Howland Drive, Huntsville in the Algonquin Room, on Saturday, March 15, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. Memorial Gifts to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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