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KROEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
KROEGER, Arthur
Died of cancer with family at his side in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 9, 2008. Mr. KROEGER is survived by his spouse, Huguette LABELLE; his daughters, Alix and Kate; his stepchildren Chantal LABELLE (and partner Paul CHAMBERS) and Pierre LABELLE; his granddaughter, Catherine LABELLE- CHAMBERS; his brothers Nicholas, George and Peter; and his sister Anne (Dafoe). He is predeceased by his first wife, Gabrielle (Gay); and by his brother Henry and sister Helen. Born September 7, 1932, on a farm in Naco, Alberta, Mr. KROEGER was the youngest of seven children. The family were Mennonites who emigrated from Russia in 1926 and settled in Alberta. Mr. KROEGER graduated from the University of Alberta with an honours degree in English literature in 1955, and was then awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford, where he took a degree in politics, philosophy and economics. In 1958, he joined the Department of External Affairs as a foreign service officer, serving in Geneva, New Delhi and Washington. From 1975 to 1992, Mr. KROEGER served as a deputy minister in the federal government in six departments, including Indian and Northern Affairs; Transport; Energy, Mines and Resources; and Employment and Immigration. After leaving the government in 1992, he served as Chancellor of Carleton University from 1993 to 2002, where the Kroeger College of Public Affairs was named after him in 1999. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Toronto in 199394 and a visiting fellow at Queen's University 1993-2000. In 2000, he was elected an honorary fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and received the University of Alberta's Distinguished Alumnus Award. He chaired the Public Policy Forum 1992-94 and was chair of the Canadian Policy Research Network and the National Statistics Council at the time of his death. In 1989, he received the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1989 and a Companion of the Order in 2000. He held honorary doctorates from the Universities of Western Ontario, Alberta, Calgary and Carleton. He was the author of two books: Hard Passage, about his family's experience in emigrating from Russia to Canada and a forthcoming memoir about the definitive reform of Western grain transportation, which will be published by the University of Alberta Press next year. The funeral will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street, Ottawa, K1R 5A6, on Thursday, May 15 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carleton University for the Arthur KROEGER Scholarship, attention Denise MAYER, 510 Robertson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa K1S 5B6, or at www.carleton.ca under 'Giving to Carleton' and stipulating the purpose for which the money is to be used. For additional information, please contact Hulse, Playfair and McGarry Funeral Homes Central Chapel, Ottawa, 613-233-1143 or www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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KROEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-12 published
Ottawa's 'dean of deputy ministers' cherished the ideals of good governance
In serving governments of all stripes, he set a standard among all upper-echelon bureaucrats. His greatest achievement was likely helping save Canada's railways by reforming the 'Crow rate'
By Gay ABBATE, Page S12
Toronto -- The period between 1975 and 1992 saw great change in Canada's political landscape. There were more federal elections than most people cared to think about, and a revolving door of political figures that set the minds of voters spinning. Yet during this period of turbulent transition, Arthur KROEGER remained a key player in the Ottawa bureaucracy, a testament to his trustworthiness and his uncanny ability to be parachuted into any ministry and set it to rights.
Known as the "dean of deputy ministers," Mr. KROEGER set the standard for public servants during his 34 years working for the federal government, one of his greatest legacies being a reformed Crow's Nest Pass freight rate that allowed Canada's railways to survive.
For all that, Mr. KROEGER never gave thought to running for public office himself, in part because he was a very private person. In a speech entitled "In Praise of the Politician," which he gave in 1990 to the Empire Club of Canada, he spoke of the public scrutiny of politicians and their private lives. He complained that "public bitchiness" about those in public life "has gone well beyond any bounds of reasonableness in recent years, to the point where the good governance of the country stands to be affected."
He admired most of the politicians he met and for whom he worked, praising them for their long hours and for their sacrifices. The public impression that politicians are simply freeloaders on the public purse and that their sole interest is ego gratification is an erroneous one, he said.
Mr. KROEGER was happy to carve out his own niche, one in which he best served the Canadian public by helping to shape the policies that elected officials would enact as legislation. His role, he maintained, was to offer choices to the politicians whose job it was to choose. He was never a "Yes, Minister" type of civil servant unless he truly agreed with his bosses, said Ned FRANKS, Professor Emeritus of political studies at Queen's University. "He would not have been a good politician but he was a great public servant," Mr. FRANKS said.
Born east of Drumheller, Alberta., near the Saskatchewan border, Arthur KROEGER was the youngest of seven children of Heinrich and Helen KROEGER, a Mennonite couple who immigrated from what is now Ukraine in 1926. The KROEGERs were among 20,000 Mennonites who fled to Canada during the 1920s from the Soviet Union to avoid persecution by the Communists. The KROEGER family arrived with little to their name except for a set of carpentry tools, a wooden box full of family diaries and documents, and the family clock. They settled in the southeastern Alberta community of Naco on arid land others had abandoned as untenable. So, too, did the KROEGERs. They left what is now a ghost town to try their luck in what is known as Palliser's Triangle, an area of low rainfall that straddles three Prairie provinces.
Those early days were difficult for the KROEGERs and often there was little to eat. Meals were boiled wheat, beet peelings or lard sandwiches. Mr. KROEGER frequently went hungry as a child, said his daughter, Alix KROEGER. Helen KROEGER supplemented the family's finances by taking in washing. All the children helped out with the chores, with the milking of the cows falling to the youngest child. Often, as he went about his task, a barn cat arrived in hopes of a handout. As a young boy, Mr. KROEGER loved cats and would squirt milk directly into the cat's mouth, his daughter said.
The KROEGERs spoke Low German and Mr. KROEGER did not learn English until he started school. That deficiency never held him back. Upon graduating from Consort High School, he obtained a degree in English Literature from the University of Alberta in 1955. However, he had not arrived at university with a distinguished academic record. In 2004, he admitted as such in a convocation speech to graduates of the university. "I had shot pool, played hockey and hung around with my Friends," he recounted. As a result, he ended Grade 12 two courses short and had to make good in summer school.
After graduation, he spent a year teaching, only to discover that he did not enjoy the job and junked the idea. A former professor urged him to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship. He was successful, and soon he set off for Pembroke College at Oxford University to pursue studies in English literature. Two weeks into the term he switched to politics, philosophy and economics. He received his master's in 1958 and always remained grateful to his old professor. Mr. KROEGER framed the professor's note and hung it on the wall of his study.
From Oxford, he joined what was then the Department of External Affairs and served in Geneva, New Delhi, Washington and Ottawa. Over the years, he built up a reputation for hard work, clear thinking and astute management. Then, a few days before Christmas in 1974, he was suddenly launched into Ottawa's upper stratosphere.
Then prime minister Pierre Trudeau personally selected Mr. KROEGER and three other senior servants and appointed them to key positions in various departments. From Mr. Trudeau's point of view, he was just what he had in mind - "younger men with more flexibility," who could function in top government jobs. After struggling under the limitations of a minority government, Mr. Trudeau had that summer been returned to power with a majority and he wished to put into effect some lasting changes.
Then 42, Mr. KROEGER became one of Mr. Trudeau's bright new stars. He was moved from assistant secretary on the Treasury Board to deputy minister in the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. While not entirely new to the department (in his Treasury capacity, he had supervised its spending programs), it was the first time he had any personal experience with the North since 1958, when he had set off for England. Unlike most transatlantic travellers who at that time took a ship from Montreal or Halifax, he had boarded a wheat-carrying freighter in Churchill, Manitoba, and had gone to Britain via Hudson Bay. Until he became a deputy minister, that had been his first and only trip to the North.
His spell at Oxford was significant in matters of the heart, too. While there, he met a fellow Canadian student, Gabrielle SELLERS, who was studying history on a scholarship. The two became Friends and both would join External Affairs at the same time she went to the United Nations in New York. They met again in Washington and married in 1966. They were to remain together until her death in 1979.
After leaving Indian Affairs, he went on to other appointments as deputy minister: Transport Canada (1979-83), Regional Industrial Expansion (1985-86), Energy, Mines and Resources (1986-88) and Employment and Immigration (1988-92). In the short period when he was not a deputy minister he took on other positions, including special adviser to the Clerk of the Privy Council.
It was at the Department of Transport in 1979 that Mr. KROEGER truly made his mark. The portfolio had just been handed to Jean-Luc Pepin and together they rolled up their sleeves and set about reforming the historic Crow's Nest Pass freight rate. The process was to take four years of debate, revision and much slinging of political mud.
To Mr. KROEGER, however, the reform was more a matter of good governance than of good politics. His analysis was that the railways could not go on losing millions of dollars carrying grain at Crow rates, but the farmers needed the railways to get their grain to market, so the government had to bite the bullet of change.
To settle differences, the department proposed to split the Crow rate subsidy of $650-million a year evenly between farmers and the railways. For a while, it looked as if the measure would go through without difficulty. Then Quebec raised its voice to denounce the changes as giving western livestock farmers an unfair advantage. The attack spooked the Quebec Liberal caucus and Mr. Pepin, already under fire from the powerful wheat pools in the West, retreated. That invited attacks by many Tory members of Parliament and their grain-growing constituents. Meanwhile, for reasons of its own, the New Democratic Party also weighed in and the row raged on for months.
For Mr. KROEGER, the whole thing began to appear very expensive. "Unfortunately, neither producers nor railways nor the federal Government can pay much more than at present," he told The Globe and Mail in September, 1982. "We have to acknowledge we may have a grain transportation system no one can afford."
Interestingly, one of his allies was his brother, Henry KROEGER, then Minister of Transport in Alberta. Many wheat producers in the province looked kindly on the reform and Henry KROEGER threw in his support. After his brother died in 1987, Mr. KROEGER forever kept above his desk a photo of the Canadian flag flying at half-mast at the Alberta Legislature.
In the end, the bill passed in November, 1983, after undergoing more than 80 amendments. As it happened, Mr. Pepin was not there to welcome it. By August that year, he had suffered too many black eyes and Mr. Trudeau replaced him with Lloyd Axworthy. His departure was a sad moment for Mr. KROEGER, who had developed a deep respect for his boss.
As things turned out, it would all go out the window anyway. The new rate was upheld by successive Tory governments but eventually it was eliminated after Jean Chrétien came to power in 1993.
Mr. KROEGER, however, never forgot. The Crow issue and the fight in the trenches alongside his friend Mr. Pepin left a lasting impression and he wrote a so-far untitled book on the subject. It will be published next year by University of Alberta Press.
In 1989, Mr. KROEGER was awarded the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award and therein lies his legacy, say his numerous fans. Former prime minister Paul Martin, a long-time friend, said Mr. KROEGER had a huge influence on many politicians in terms of public policy and what was best for the future of Canada.
Mr. Martin was one of those who turned to him for advice. It was 1993, the Liberals had just won the federal election and Mr. Martin wanted to join the cabinet as minister of industry. A big mistake, Mr. KROEGER told him, and urged him instead to become the finance minister because that was where the power lies. "I resisted at first, but eventually gave in to his superior knowledge," said Mr. Martin. "He was right."
When Mr. Martin later became prime minister, he turned to Mr. KROEGER for his "great reservoir of knowledge" and asked him to serve on a transition team.
Mr. KROEGER never lost touch with his western roots or lost his western perspective, said Donald Savoie, professor of Public Administration at the University of Moncton.
Part of the task of the transition team was to shape how the new government would handle its dealings with the West. "You can't do one thing that's going to please the West, because there is no such West," he said. "There are many Wests."
Mr. KROEGER retired from the public service in 1992 but was not idle for long. The following year, he became Chancellor of Carleton University and served until 2002.
He was also visiting professor at the University of Toronto from 1993 to 1994, and a visiting fellow at Queen's University from 1993 to 1999.
A humble man, he never spoke of his accomplishments, said Huguette LABELLE, his long-time partner. The two met several years after Gabrielle KROEGER's death and became Friends. At the time, they were both deputy ministers. "We had a lot of the same views and values," said Ms. LABELLE, Chancellor of the University of Ottawa since 1994.
After his retirement, Mr. KROEGER began to delve into the diaries and family documents stored in that wooden box that survived the KROEGER family's trip across the ocean. From those, he pieced together the history of his family dating back several generations, highlighting its survival through revolution, drought and persecution.
His book Hard Passage: A Mennonite Family's Long Journey from Russia to Canada was published last year.
In 2000, Mr. KROEGER was named a Companion of the Order of Canada. The year before, Carleton University created the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs to administer its new undergraduate program in public affairs and policy management.
Unpretentious to the end, it left him tongue-tied.
Arthur KROEGER was born September 7, 1932, in Naco, Alberta. He died of kidney cancer on May 9, 2008, at the Centre Élisabeth-Bruyère in Ottawa. He was 75. He leaves his daughters, Alix and Kate, brothers Nick, George and Peter, and sister Anne. He also leaves his partner, Huguette LABELLE, step-son Pierre LABELLE and step-daughter Chantal LABELLE.

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KROGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
KROGH, Thomas Edvard
Born in Peterborough, Ontario, 1936, passed away April 29, 2008. Professor Emeritus, Department of Geology, University of Toronto Retired Curator and Founding Director of the Geochronology Laboratory at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Much loved and greatly missed by his wife Kathy MYERS and sister Joan Armstrong BENNETT. Fondly remembered by his children and their spouses: Erik and Jane, Kari and Dave, Sara and Mark and Jason and Jenn as well grandchildren Jeremy, Rebecca, Ezra and Alyssa Hong GEE.
Tom approached life with a scientific mind, sharing his insights into geology, cooking, organic gardening, energy efficiency and more. Every experience was seen as an opportunity for learning. Always down to earth, Tom was as comfortable in a straw hat on his tractor as he was examining minerals under a microscope. But Tom was perhaps most at home on an outcrop of the Canadian Shield.
A graduate of Queen's University M.Sc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D., Tom especially enjoyed his many years of research at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C. His work revolutionized techniques of radiometric uranium-lead rock dating leading to an unprecedented level of precision that has facilitated the unraveling of the history of the Earth's crust.
Tom was the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his scientific contributions including the Geological Association of Canada's Logan Medal and the Canadian Geophysical Union's Tuzo Wilson Medal. In addition to receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Queen's University, he was inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Geological Association of Canada, the American Geophysical Union, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and the European Association for Geochemistry.
A gathering in Tom's honour will take place on May 8, 4: 00 p.m. at the University of Toronto Faculty Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom's memory to the Queen's University Science '59 Entrance Award for students in financial need. Condolences received at www.jasonkrogh.com.

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KROHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
KROHE, Leo Gerald
Of Edgewood Drive, Woodstock, passed away at the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, June 20, 2008 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Sheila May KROHE (nee: SQUANCE.) Loving father of Richard KROHE (Isabel), London; Lorraine PENCE (Paul), Cambridge; Ronald KROHE (Ann), Langton and Lou Ann REEVES, Woodstock. Cherished grandfather of six grandchildren: Angela WEIR (Todd,) Chris POWELL (Tricia,) Matthew POWELL, Allie HAGERMAN, Chelsea KROHE, Courtney KROHE and great-grandfather to Charlie, Maxwell, Ben, William and Samuel. Dearest brother of Marion McMAHON (Late William,) Tillsonburg and Margaret VANDENBERGHE (Late Andre,) Tillsonburg. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and will be dearly missed by all his coffee club buddies and his Friends at Andersons. Predeceased by his daughter, Linda KROHE (1959.) Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for visitation on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and for Parish Prayers at 7: 30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Alan DUFRAIMONT officiating. Interment in Our Lady of LaSalette Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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KROJER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
KROJER, Jackie (DOUGHTY)
In loving memory of Jackie who passed away March 31st, 2007. Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same We have to hide our heartaches When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you Silent the tears that fall Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us Your heart was kind and true And when we needed someone We could always count on you. The special years will not return When we were all together But with the love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Sadly missed and loved by husband Dan, also missed and loved by father Bill MASON. Cherished sister of Eileen, Cori, Waverly and spouses.

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KRONICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-18 published
SEDLEY, Leo
Died peacefully on February 14, 2008 at Sunnybrook Veterans' Hospital in Toronto after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Leo was the dear husband of 60 years to Evelyn (nee SAXE,) wonderful father to John (Mary-Jo) and adored Grandpa to David. He is survived by his sister Libby KRONICK (Joe) and brother Ben SEDLEZKY (Bootie.) He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy LEFCORT (Malcolm) and brother Isadore SEDLEZKY (Roz.) Leo was born in Montreal in 1919. He was a man of great honesty and integrity who put his family's needs before his own. Leo served proudly in the Canadian Army in World War 2, seeing active service in Belgium, Holland and Germany. We shall miss his humour, generosity of spirit and the twinkle in his eye. We especially thank the staff of the Dorothy Macham Home at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto for looking after him so well in his final years and also K3's Felicito and Maria in his final days.

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KRONIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-26 published
KRONIS, Murray Dr.
Passed away after a sudden illness on February 24, 2008 at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, in his 73rd year. Murray KRONIS, of Penetanguishene, beloved husband of Helgi (Nee REBANE.) Adored dad of Roxanne and Will CLARK, and Aaron KRONIS. Will be missed by his mother-in-law Helmi, and by family and Friends in Toronto, Midland - Penetanguishene, and California. A graveside service will be held at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, 6033 Bathurst Street North York, (416) 223-1373, on Wednesday February 27, 2008 at 2: 30 p.m. If desired, memorial Donations to the United Jewish Peoples' Order would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Lynn Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 290 First Street, Midland, (705) 526-6551. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.CarsonFuneralHomes.com

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KROON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
AUKEMA, Gail H. (née VAN TIL)
'Well done good and faithful servant Come and share your Master's happiness.' Matthew 25: 21
A resident of Chatham and formerly of Ridgetown, Gail AUKEMA died on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus, at the age of 81. Born in Holland to the late Hendrik and Trinjtje (WOLTERS) VAN TIL. Beloved wife of the late Evert AUKEMA (1989.) Loving mother of Henry and Alyce AUKEMA, Teresa and Dan HEATH, John and the late Tina AUKEMA, Harold and Joyce AUKEMA, Brenda and Ron MAK, and Rob and Brenda AUKEMA. Gail will be missed by her 26 grandchildren and her 6 great-grandchildren. Sister of Gerrit and Janny VAN TIL, Harry and Bea VAN TIL, Jenny and the late Wiebe POSTMA, Marten and Stien VAN TIL. Sister in-law of the late Jan-Evert and Blijke AUKEMA, Beits and the late Hank KROON, Jim and the late Roelie AUKEMA, Jan and Zwannie AUKEMA, Evelyn and the late Harry RIEPMA, Wob and Joke AUKEMA, Cecil and Freida AUKEMA. Gail is predeceased by sister in-law Ali AUKEMA. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. Family and Friends are invited to meet at Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown, at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday for an interment service. A Memorial service and reception will follow, on Wednesday Afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. at Grace Christian Reformed Church, 255 Tweedsmuir Ave. E., Chatham, with Rev. William KOOPMANS officiating. Memorial donations made to the Foundation of the Chatham Kent Health Alliance or Chatham Christian Schools are welcomed. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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KROPF o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-07 published
LEIS, Edmund
Peacefully went to be with his Lord on Saturday January 5, 2008 at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. He resided in Wellesley and was formerly of Millbank. Ed was born 74 years ago in Wellesley Township, a son of the late Clayton and Magdalena (GERBER) LEIS. He was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where he served as Elder, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. Ed blessed his church family with his musical talent as song leader and musician. Beloved husband of Lydiann (ZEHR) LEIS whom he married in 1956. Loving father of Doug and Cheryl of Wiarton, Judy and Tim JANTZI/YANTZI of R.R.#2 Tavistock, Rob and Brenda of R.R.#1 Newton, Val and Robert BENDER of R.R.#2 Wellesley, Don and Julie of Wellesley, Sherry and Metaxas MAKEDOS of R.R.#2 Tavistock. Special grandpa of 21 grandchildren. Brother of Marjorie and Doug BOWLES of Woodstock, Helen and Howard KROPF of Tavistock, Albert and friend Pat of Stratford, Laurene and Bruce WILHELM of New Hamburg and brother-in-law of Allan and Marg ZEHR of R.R.#1 Newton. Also remembered by his aunt Lavina KRAFT of Waterloo and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by one brother in infancy and sister-in-law Sandra LEIS. Ed's family invites relatives and Friends to share their memories at the Crosshill Mennonite Church on Monday January 7 (tonight) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday January 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Poole Mennonite Church on Wednesday January 9, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Paul DYCK officiating. Interment to follow in the adjoining church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Mennonite Central Committee or 100 Huntley Street would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood at 519-356-2382 or www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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KROPF o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-27 published
WALPOLE, Harold Harding
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Monday, May 26th, 2008. Harold Harding WALPOLE, of Owen Sound, in his 95th year. Dearly beloved husband of the late Audrey WALPOLE. Loving father of Gwen CLARKE and her husband, Ron, of Chesley, Carol WALPOLE and Brenda HUGHES and her husband, Don, both of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of Brad (Michele) CLARKE, Kevin CLARKE, Greg (Betty) CLARKE, Dale (Jen) KROPF, Leisa (Mark) BORLAND and Randy HUGHES. Cherished great-grandfather of Kyra, Brendan, Alexandra, Owen, Melissa, Darren, Jessica, Kaitland, Kirsten and Brooks. Dear brother of Wray WALPOLE (Mae) of Chesley, and brother-in-law of Jack SLACK and his wife, Margaret, of Guelph and Doris LARSON, of Alberta. Predeceased by his parents, William and Ella WALPOLE, and five brothers and sisters. A Private Family Service for Harold WALPOLE will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250-14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday, May 29th, 2008 with Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses at St. Francis Place or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.

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KROWCHUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-17 published
WINSLET, Dudley Rowland Molineux
(August 16, 1926-June 13, 2008)
Dudley WINSLET passed away peacefully on Friday, June 13, 2008 at the Newport Harbour Care Center in Calgary. Dudley was 81 years of age and in those years raised a family, made a huge number of Friends, contributed to society in many ways and travelled widely. Dudley was born in Rhaniket, India in 1926 during the time his father, William WINSLET was serving in the British Army. After William's stint in India, the family moved back to England where Dudley was raised. Dudley finished his schooling in Hornchurch, Essex and as a teenager met Jean whom he dated and later married. In 1944, Dudley, anxious to join the war effort and serve his country joined the Royal Air Force. It was his training with the air force that took him to Canada for the first time. He trained as a navigator in Manitoba and British Columbia and was then assigned in Burma in the final days of World War 2. After two years there, he returned to England where he served in the Royal Air Force Transport Command. In 1948, Dudley left the Royal Air Force and attended Westminster College in London to train as a school teacher. He had many stories of handling class rooms full of unruly school boys. In 1951, he married Jean and after deciding that teaching was not for him as a lifelong profession, he returned to university in London and earned a degree in geology from Birkbeck College. Throughout his college years he was active in track and field as well as rugby. In 1956, Dudley, Jean and their newly born son, Mark, immigrated to Canada, where he began a career with Texaco that would span 35 years. Dudley spent the early years sitting on wells in Northern Canada while Jean tended the home in Calgary and Edmonton. A second child, Laura, was born in 1961. Subsequent assignments with Texaco took Dudley and family to Ontario, New York, London, and eventually back to Calgary. Dudley maintained his interest in the air force throughout his life and he continued to contribute in this regard through the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserve, the air cadets and most recently the Calgary Aircrew Association. Dudley loved the oil business, embraced life in Canada and loved to travel. Dudley had many many Friends spread throughout the world. Laura and Mark always teased that their parents had a more active social life then they did and even this was well into Dudley and Jean's retirement years. Dudley had a love of music and literature, science and history, as well as many sports. In his later years he developed a passion for golf. He could chat to anyone on any subject. He liked to talk and was an expert at making speeches on any occasion. Dudley lost his beloved Jean in 2005 to cancer and soon became ill himself with lung disease but he continued to partake in his interests and spend time with family and Friends. He never lost his keen interest in other people's lives. He was a voracious reader to the end. He always maintained his sense of humour and complained little unless pasta was served by some unknowing cook. He also did like to complain on occasion about certain politicians. Dudley is survived by his son, Mark of Houston, his daughter, Laura KROWCHUK and son-in-law Paul and two grand-daughters, Melissa and Zoe, all of Calgary. He is also survived by cousin Eileen MOLINEUX of Guernsey, niece, Jane NASH and brother-in-law, David NASH as well as great nieces and nephew Cecily, Loie, Jerome, all of England, and by so many Friends, all of whom will miss Dudley immensely. He was the best of husbands, fathers and Friends. We are glad that Dudley and Jean are now reunited. Thank you from the family to Doctor Van Olm, his physician who became a friend at the end, the kind and caring staff at Newport Harbour, especially the lovely Angie and the excellent doctors and nurses in Emergency and on Unit 54 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. Dad was very appreciative of the care he received towards the end. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Lung Association at P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 6K2, Canada. Phone: 780-488-6819, E-mail: info@ca.ab.lung.ca or to the Salvation Army, 420 - 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Dudley's Life will be held at Calgary Crematorium Chapel, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m.. A reception will be held after the service. Heritage Funeral Services 'Calgary Crematorium Chapel' Telephone: 299-0111

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