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DRUDI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
Stray bullet ended father's dreams of building a new life for his family
By Anthony REINHART with a report from Cassandra DRUDI, Page A1
In a neighbourhood nicknamed "airport" for all the Chinese newcomers it attracts, MAO Hou Chang had fast become a fixture on the sidewalks of Gerrard Street East, building his new life one orange at a time.
He could be found there most days, pointing customers to the best fruit in his bins in front of the Fu Yao Supermarket, a teeming hub for shoppers in Toronto's East Chinatown.
Thursday evening was no different, until just after dark. In the place where he made his modest living, Mr. MAO wound up dead in a blast of gunfire meant for someone else. A stray bullet hit him in the torso.
The death of 47-year-old Mr. MAO, the second killing of an innocent bystander in less than a week, sent a fresh wave of exasperation across Toronto, whose stone-faced mayor, David Miller, visited merchants before renewing his call for a federal handgun ban. It also echoed the Boxing Day, 2005, death of Jane CREBA, a 15-year-old caught in a shootout as thousands of shoppers clogged downtown Yonge Street.
Yesterday, as Mr. MAO's killer remained unknown and police made their presence felt on foot, in cruisers and on horseback, his community stumbled back to work amid a swirl of bitter winds and tough questions: Who did this? How could they? Why him?
"I think he had just come down in the front to take a look only" when the shots rang out, said William CHUI, who owns a bookshop near the grocery store. "He was shot down without any purpose."
The purpose of Mr. MAO's move to Canada two years ago was, by all accounts, a familiar one: to build a better life for his family. His 23-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter had joined him in Toronto, while his wife stayed behind in Fuzhou, a city of 2.6 million and capital of Fujian province on China's southeast coast.
His many customers knew him simply as "Mr. MAO," a quiet and likeable man with a helpful streak running through his hard work ethic.
"He's kind," said Trinh HUYNH, a neighbourhood resident for whom Mr. MAO would measure out lettuce into a plastic bag. "He's a very hard worker, even cold time he'd work outside," she said.
"We're all upset," said Mr. B. KONG, who owns a flower shop just east of the grocery and sent a bouquet to the store just before noon yesterday, when police gave it the go-ahead to reopen.
"It's never happened like this; this is a safe area," said Mr. KONG, who moved to Toronto from Hong Kong 15 years ago. "That kind of people, they come from another area," he said, referring to the gunmen.
Like many Toronto neighbourhoods, East Chinatown has evolved markedly in the 30 years since Mr. CHUI opened his bookstore, but not in a way that would explain Thursday's brazen gunfight, he said.
The Chinese population has shrunk to "two small clubs," mainly new arrivals to Canada and elderly immigrants who find city living convenient.
Gone, Mr. CHUI said, is the group in between, working families who have fled to suburban Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Newmarket.
As East Chinatown has shrunk, the residential streets around it have become increasingly gentrified as young professionals move in and start families.
At the same time, rough edges remain. Yesterday, in an alley behind the supermarket, three young people ducked into a parking garage to huddle around a lighter with pipes held to their mouths, and the notorious Don Jail looms at Gerrard Street and Broadview Avenue. Last October, a man who was arrested after Ms. CREBA's death was shot dead near the jail after visiting an inmate on a Sunday afternoon.
Whatever the outcome of Thursday's violence, Mr. MAO will be missed by those who had come to know him.
Dale CHEUNG, who as president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce spent much of his day trying to calm the frayed nerves of merchants, spent time with him last week, and again on Thursday, just before he was killed.
In the first instance, Mr. CHEUNG enlisted Mr. MAO's help in hanging 40 red pennants from poles along Gerrard Street to mark Chinese New Year on February 7.
"Because he's tall guy, he was good for helping me hang the banners," Mr. CHEUNG said, using the present tense to describe his deceased friend, as the newly bereaved often do. "He said, 'Okay, no problem,' " and spent two hours doing the work for no charge."
As evening fell on Thursday, Mr. CHEUNG stopped off at the supermarket to buy some fruit.
"He chose some oranges for me," he said. "He told me the oranges are very good, very sweet."
With that, Mr. CHEUNG walked down Gerrard Street to his office. He didn't hear the shots.
"I didn't know until this morning," he said. "I'm not happy to hear this news."

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DRUER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-27 published
BLAKE, Gladys Eileen
A resident of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in her 91st year. Gladys is the daughter of the late Clayton and Charlotte (DRUER) BROWN and John EVANS. Beloved wife of the late Michael C. BLAKE (January 2000.) Loving mother and mother-in-law of Michael BLAKE of McGregor, Gary and Donna of Bayfield, Fred and Myrna BLAKE of Wallaceburg and Judy BLAKE and William THIELENS of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Michael BLAKE Jr. and Laurie CAMPBELL, Mary and Tony PICCININ, Christopher and Siobhan BLAKE, Kari Lynn BLAKE and Ron KIRKORIAN, Mark BLAKE and Nancy, Cindy and Paul CONTE, Ryan and Denise BLAKE and Dawn and Dan TOMS and 12 great-grandchildren. Grandmother-in-law of Bonny BUTLER. Sister-in-law of Bella BROWN and brother of the late Fred BROWN. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Parish Prayers will be at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Fr. Phillip JOSEPH at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Magnetic Resonance Imager Campaign or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind may be left at the funeral home. 519.627.3231. E-mail condolences may be sent to gblake@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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DRUIETTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-24 published
HIGHFIELD, May (Adelia Estella) (née MUNDY)
A resident of Meadowview Villa of Petrolia, and formerly of Port Lambton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2008 in her 89th year. May is the daughter of Dan and Charlotte BULLOCK) MUNDY. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Nelson HIGHFIELD (2002.) Loving mother of Nelson and Judy HIGHFIELD, Ronald and JoAnn of Sombra, Larry HIGHFIELD and Dawn GRUBEN of Sarnia and Charlotte Anne and Michael PRELL of Millington, Michigan. She will be missed by her 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Annie DRUIETTE, Harold and Edna MUNDY, Lou and Hugh MURPHY and the late Roy, Leo, Ferg, Dan, Lyle and Muriette MUNDY. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Len MYERS at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at McDonald Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to Heart and Stroke or the Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231. Email condolences may be sent to mhighfield@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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DRUKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-03 published
DRUKER, Paul " Drake"
(November 1, 1937-April 1, 2008)
Paul DRUKER (Drake) devoted Husband to Susan DAVIDSON, dedicated Father to Jennifer, Julie, and Rachel, Husband of the late Linda Martin DRUKER, Step-father to Hugh and Brent, Father-in-Law to Lauren, Jennifer and Buck, much loved Brother to Jack and Eddy, Brother-in-Law to Marion and Magda, adoring Grandfather to Maple, Evan, Alexa, Benjamin and Jordan and Uncle to many dear nieces and nephews.
Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the gentle and compassionate care delivered to Paul and family from the hospital staff at Saint Michael's Hospital.
Donations may be made to the Humber College School of Music, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children or to the charity of your choice.
A celebration of Paul's extraordinary life will be arranged at a later date.
We saw you were getting tired and the cure was not to be, So we wrapped you in our loving arms and whispered "C'est la vie". You suffered much in silence, your spirit did not bend, you faced your pain with courage until the very end. You tried so hard to stay with us, your fight was all in vain, Angels took you in their arms and saved you from your pain.

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DRUMMOND o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-06 published
THEDE, A. Keith
At Marian Villa, London on Sunday, May 4, 2008 A. Keith THEDE of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Audrey M. (HOWE) THEDE. Dear mother of J. Michael THEDE and his wife Cathy of R.R.#8, Owen Sound, Elizabeth D'ANGELO of Ancaster and Susan P. THEDE of Toronto. Predeceased by his brothers Roy, Clarence and Lloyd THEDE and his sisters Vera DRUMMOND, Florence PARRINGTON and Edna POIDEVIN. Also loved by his grandchildren, Amy and Laura THEDE and Sarah and Katie D'ANGELO. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to a memorial service being held at Gethsemane United Church, 1461 Huron Street (at Sandford Street), London on Saturday May 10th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Catherine MOORE officiating. Interment of cremated remains at a later date in Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Gethsemane United Church, 1461 Huron Street, London, Ontario N5V 2E6 or the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6E 1A2 Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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DRUMMOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Raymond Telford
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, February 25th, 2008. Raymond Telford THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Forest in his 84th year. Raymond is survived by his loving wife Dorothy HALL (McCRACKEN) and predeceased by his first wife of 47 years Thelma Jean (DRUMMOND.) Raymond will be sadly missed by children David (Sunday) of Watford, Ron (Luise) of Parkhill, Janice BARTLEY of London and Jim (Dawn) of Watford. Raymond is survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and predeceased by 1 grand_son. Also missed by stepchildren Grant and Linda HALL, Maribeth and Charles CHAMBERS, Andrew and Karen HALL, Margaret and Bill HINTON and Peter and Marie HALL and 15 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Raymond is survived by sister Marguerite (Jack) BODALY of Windsor and predeceased by brother Manford THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Dorothy) of Clinton. Predeceased by parents Telford and Lily THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and step-mother Jessie HAYWARD. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Funeral Service on Thursday, February 28th, at 1 p.m. from the Funeral Home with Richard HOORNWEG officiating. Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke or 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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DRUMMOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
HEPBURN, Velma Seneva (née GARD)
At Caressant Care Mary Bucke Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday, March 2, 2008. Velma Seneva HEPBURN of Saint Thomas in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Avery "Dutch" HEPBURN (2004.) Loving mother of Royden HEPBURN and partner Myrna DRUMMOND of R.R.#3, Saint Thomas and Teresa HEPBURN and husband Bill FISHER of Sprucedale. Dear sister of Mildred HARVEY of Saint Thomas. Also survived by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter-in-law Mary Lou HEPBURN (2006.) Born in Yarmouth Township on March 5, 1915 daughter of the late Albert and Ina (CROOKSHANK) GARD. She was a member of the New Sarum Baptist Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Orwell Cemetery. Rev. Phil BUTLER, officiating. Donations to the New Sarum Baptist Church would be appreciated. personal condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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DRUMMOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
THEDE, A. Keith
At Marian Villa, London on Sunday, May 4, 2008 A. Keith THEDE of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Audrey M. (HOWE) THEDE. Dear father of J. Michael THEDE and his wife Cathy of R.R.#8, Owen Sound, Elizabeth D'ANGELO of Ancaster and Susan P. THEDE of Toronto. Predeceased by his brothers Roy, Clarence and Lloyd THEDE and his sisters Vera DRUMMOND, Florence PARRINGTON and Edna POIDEVIN. Also loved by his grandchildren, Amy and Laura THEDE and Sarah and Katie D'ANGELO. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to a memorial service being held at Gethsemane United Church, 1461 Huron Street (at Sandford Street), London on Saturday May 10th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Catherine MOORE officiating. Interment of cremated remains at a later date in Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Gethsemane United Church, 1461 Huron Street, London, Ontario N5V 2E6 or the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6E 1A2. (Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home). Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com.

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DRUMMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-11 published
BARCLAY, Ian Andrew (March 7, 1921-June 7, 2008)
It is with deep sadness that Ian's family announces his passing after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife Ann, beloved daughter Debbie (David) ROLLINS, his adored granddaughters Jennifer, Meaghan and Kelly of whom he was so proud, his sister Joan (John) DRUMMOND of Chelsea, Quebec and his brother-in-law Peter (Joan) HADRILL of Montreal. Ian also had many nieces, nephews and cousins who were an important part of his life.
Ian was born in Montreal to Jean (FLECK) and Mr. Justice Gregor BARCLAY and was educated at Selwyn House, Montreal and Ashbury College, Ottawa. In 1939 he started McGill and in 1941 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He was loaned to the Royal Navy as a combined Ops Commando and served in the North African and Sicily campaigns, as well as the Normandy invasion on D-Day.
After the war Ian returned to McGill where he completed his law degree and then obtained his MPA at Harvard.
After a year of practising law in Montreal Ian, Ann and Debbie came to Vancouver where he started a long career in the forest industry with Columbia Cellulose. In 1964 he joined British Columbia Forest Products where he stayed until retiring in 1984 as their Chief Executive Officer. Ian served on the Economic Council of Canada as well as Many boards including the United Way, Hudson's Bay Co., the Royal Bank of Canada and Northern Telecom.
After his family and business his other great passion was sports. One of his proudest achievements was being a member of the navy team that won the Grey Cup in 1944. His interest in football continued as he became president of the British Columbia Lions and the Western Football Conference.
Ian was a gentle, softly spoken man and was a mentor to many young people in their formative years.
Our family would like to thank Doctor Brad Fritz and the medical teams at V.G.H.'S Intensive Care Unit and Critical Care Unit for their extraordinary care.
A celebration of Ian's life will take place at Saint Mary's Kerrisdale, 37th and Larch, at 2: 00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Rev. Kevin Dixon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, 310-1682 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver V6J 4S6.

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DRURY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-25 published
CHANTLER, Pearl Gladys (BICK)
Of Wiarton peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008. The former Pearl Gladys BICK at the age of 91 years. Loving wife of the late Edward CHANTLER. Caring mother of Kerry and his wife Sue, and Lee CHANTLER, both of Toronto, Christie CHANTLER, of Hamilton, and Clare and her husband Fred DRURY, of Wiarton. Forever cherished by her 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Pearl is predeceased by her parents Walter and Annie; one brother and one sister. Cremation has taken place. At Pearl's request there will be a memorial service held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. would be greatly appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home. In living memory of Pearl a Lilac tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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DRURY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
GREGORY, Earle William
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, March 20, 2008. Earle William GREGORY of Strathroy in his 72nd year. Predeceased by his parents William and Lizzie (BEATTIE) GREGORY. Uncle of Wayne and Charlotte GREGORY and their son Stephane of Strathroy, Anne ATKINSON and her husband David and their children Benjamin, Joshua and Emma of Baden, Brian and Sara GREGORY and their children Alex, Samantha and Nicholas of Texas, Janice GREGORY her husband Murray SHOLDICE and their children Jackson and Matthew of London. Also survived by his sister-in-law Maxine GREGORY of London, brother-in-law Ken DRURY and his wife Betty of Arthur. Predeceased by his brother George GREGORY (2004) and his sister Marion DRURY (1964). Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy on Tuesday, March 25 from 2: 00 p.m. to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the chapel on Wednesday, March 26th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kathy FRASER officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to Strathroy Hospital Connecticut Fund and North Caradoc Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Earle.

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DRURY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-17 published
DAWSON, Ivan Roy
A resident of Blenheim and formerly of Raleigh Township, Ivan Roy DAWSON, age 86, completed his earthly journey and passed peacefully into the presence of the living God on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at the Blenheim Community Village. Wonderful and loving father of Bonnie (PEASE) and John DAWSON, both of Raleigh Township. Husband to May. Dear grandpa of Kristin and Geoff PEASE. Also survived by his sister Harriet KEARNS of Essex and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Margaret (DRURY) DAWSON, five sisters, Cora, Merle, Laura (CONNER,) Margaret (SMITH,) and Hazel (PHILCOX,) and five brothers, Edwin, Jim, George, John, and Harry. Ivan farmed in Raleigh Township and worked at Southwestern Regional Centre for 15 years. He was a member of Grace United Church and St. Luke's United Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home "Ford Chapel", 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Eric SKILLINGS officiating. Interment in Pardoville-Union Cemetery, Raleigh Township. In lieu of flowers, donations to Loads of Love would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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DRURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-23 published
DRURY, Allan Herbert
(June 18, 1940-January 20, 2008)
Few lived life as fully as Allan DRURY. Innovator, joker, adventurer, pioneer, businessman, spouse, father, and a great friend to so many, Allan was all of these and more. Born to Herb and Ida DRURY in Barrie, Ontario, Allan was a high-school sports star and an excellent student. He studied to become a geologist and worked in the oil and gas industry in Calgary, Alberta. But a life-changing event would lead Allan and his equally adventurous and talented spouse, Brenda (WEDGE,) into the mountainous wilds of British Columbia's West Kootenay region. In the late 1960s, Allan was one of the first skiers to venture into the mountains with the iconic Hans Gmoser and his then 'upstart' Canadian Mountain Holidays. A life-long skier (with a great love for freestyle or, as it was then known, 'hot-dogging'), Allan's heli-skiing experience, coupled with his kamikaze spirit, led him to ask, 'Why can't I do this?' As always, he knew he could. Before long, Brenda and Allan had moved to the tiny logging community of Meadow Creek, two hours north of Nelson, British Columbia, to start Selkirk Wilderness Skiing on Meadow Mountain in the Selkirk range, the first snow cat skiing operation in the world. Since Selkirk Wilderness Skiing first opened its doors to skiers in 1975, Allan has influenced the lives of many - and not just skiers. His passion for the sport and his take-no-prisoners approach to the slopes (ask any who skied with him…) had even the most reluctant skiers exploring the wild and stunning terrain of the Selkirks. The same people would come back year after year, in part for the amazing snow and the beautiful terrain, but also to be anywhere close to Allan. He was, quite simply, a magnet. Whether it was flying off a jump on 'Chuck Your Lunch' (one of his favourite runs), yodelling through a powder field, or recounting the day's events in the evening at the lodge, Allan's love for life in the mountains was profound and infectious. One of his skiers described him thus: 'He was a true gentleman, a man of honesty, courage, and clarity. You probably know the Yiddish word that bestows the highest possible honour to a man. The word is 'mensch'…. Allan was a mensch and I am privileged to have known him.' Another skier describes Allan as 'a man who lived his dreams, but more importantly, invited countless others in.' Today, Selkirk Wilderness Skiing is known throughout the world as one of the finest commercial backcountry operators in the snowsports industry. Its family atmosphere, genuine commitment to staff, guests, and surrounding community; respect for the environment, and high operational standards, are all reflections of the man Allan DRURY was. Whether he was paragliding above Meadow Creek, windsurfing on Kootenay Lake, hitting golf balls on the back nine (his field out back, mostly) or sharing time with his beloved daughters Andrea and Rachel (both accomplished skiers) doing all of the things the family loved, Allan made sure that every moment on this earth counted. Allan had been experiencing the effects of cancer for two years, but few would have guessed it. He approached those years, and his leaving of this life, with his characteristic clarity of purpose, courage, optimism, and wicked sense of humour. He did not want his death to cause any interruption of the ski operation because, as he said the day before he died, 'my spirit will be on Meadow, and I will want some company there.' When he left us, he was at home in Meadow Creek with Brenda, Rachel, and Andrea, as well as other family members and Friends. In his life beyond, we wish him endless 'Rolling Thunders,' another Meadow run he loved. Many helped Allan take his final jump from this world, but his family wishes to give special thanks to Doctor Phillip Malpasse, Doctor Martha Wilson, Cheryl Hicks, R.N., and Rhonda Addison, R.N., for their amazing care and devotion to Allan. A private mountaintop farewell will be held this weekend. A public celebration of Allan's life will be held in Nelson in late April. Anyone wishing to remember Allan in ways other than doing what he loved may make donations to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Equipment Fund (www.kootenaylakehospitalfoundation.com).

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DRURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-06 published
DRURY, Kathy A.
Please be advised that the Celebration of Kathy's Life will be held at Saint Peter's (Erindale) Anglican Church, 1745 Dundas St. W. on Saturday February 9th at 11 a.m. The entrance to the Church is located just north of Dundas Street, on the east side of Mississauga Rd. Further information and maps available at www.neweduk.com

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DRURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
CHANTLER, Pearl (BICK)
Of Wiarton peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008. The former Pearl Gladys BICK at the age of 91 years. Loving wife of the late Edward CHANTLER. Caring mother of Kerry and his wife Sue, and Lee CHANTLER, both of Toronto, Christie CHANTLER, of Hamilton, and Clare and her husband Fred DRURY, of Wiarton. Forever cherished by her 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Pearl is predeceased by her parents Walter and Annie; one brother and one sister. Cremation has taken place. At Pearl's request there will be a memorial service held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. would be greatly appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home. In living memory of Pearl a Lilac tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at: www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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DRURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-29 published
DRURY, Allan Herbert
Innovator, joker, adventurer, pioneer, businessman, loving husband and father, great friend to many. Born June 18, 1940, in Barrie, Ontario Died January 20 in Nelson, British Columbia, of cancer, aged 67.
By Rick DURST, Page L6
There are many words to describe Allan, but the one that sums it up best is adventurer - in mind, body and spirit.
As an adventurous kid hunting through the bush north of Barrie, Ontario, Allan discovered a U-shaped, north-facing valley. He raced home to convince his father, Herb, that the valley would be perfect for a ski hill. His father said no.
Today that valley is Horseshoe Resort, and every snowcat skier should be grateful Allan's father turned him down back then.
Armed with a geology degree, Allan headed west as a young man. He met and married Brenda WEDGE, who shared his passion for skiing. They had two children, Andrea and Rachel.
On one helicopter skiing trip, Allan and Brenda thought up an idea that would eliminate the high cost and susceptibility to weather of using helicopters: transporting skiers on large-tracked vehicles to nearly all areas of terrain. They established themselves in a logging community north of Nelson, British Columbia, and began building their dream in 1975.
Today, hundreds of skiers a year, mostly repeats, take part in this magical experience at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, and snowcat operations have developed around the world.
Allan's passion for all things risky led him to endeavours including paragliding and cliff jumping. He tore or broke many body parts, including his pelvis. But he was never discouraged, and always got "back on the horse" as soon as possible, ready to indulge again.
On the mountain, his mantra was to give skiers the best experience possible, whether it was through a quiet chat on technique or leading them to new levels of attacking the mountain. He would scream, "Wimps go right, I am going left!" as he pushed skiers to face new challenges. Another favourite trick was to send unknowing guides down the mountain first, then take the group down a "better way."
Skiers at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing will always remember Allan's yodelling and cries of joy as he jumped virtually every drop-off and blasted through powder. All the while, Brenda kept her hand on the rudder, guiding the business and restraining many of Allan's wild impulses.
One impulse they shared was to build a small-scale hydro plant to power the lodge, typically ahead of their time.
Because of Allan's and Brenda's wisdom, judgment and joie de vivre, Selkirk Wilderness Skiing has become one of the finest skiing operations in the world.
In his life beyond, we wish Allan endless Rolling Thunders, one of his favourite runs.
Rick DURST is Allan's friend and admirer.

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DRURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
BREDIN, Susan Elizabeth " Ben" Stuart
On July 8th, quietly at Meighen Manor, Toronto, in her 81st year. Daughter of Gerry JAMES, Yorkshire and T.C.S. and Josephine GRANT, of Port Hope. Beloved wife of Terence, loving mother of Mary, Robin and Helen and her husband, Jim DRURY; sadly missed by her sister Mary GOURLAY of Calgary. Dear Grandmother of seven. A good friend and helper of many, not least to the Anglican Caravan Mission in the prairies. In faith that, when the evening twilight finds us gone, what our life has consecrated, lives on. Mors ianua vitae. R.I.P. Memorial service to be held at Christ Church Deer Park Anglican Church, 1570 Yonge Street, N.W. corner of Yonge + Heath, Tuesday July 15 at 11 a.m. Visiting at the Church, one hour prior to the service. If desired, donations to the Ontario College of Art + Design, 100 McCaul St, Toronto M5T 1W1 or to Later Life Learning (Student Benefit Fund), Innis College, U of T, 2 Sussex Ave. Toronto, M5S 1J5.

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