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PULA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-11 published
COCCHETTO, Bob
Suddenly and peacefully at L.H.S.C. University Campus on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Bob COCCHETTO of London in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Helen (Beattie) and dear father of Sherri and Peter PULA of Peterborough and Gary and Julie COCCHETTO of Ottawa. Dear son of Laura COCCHETTO of Ingersoll and the late Joe (1998.) Also loved by 6 grandchildren Amber, Evan, Marshall and Pietro "Peaches" and Rebecca and Joseph. Also sadly missed by 2 sisters Nena (John) WAY of Putnam and Nadia (Ed) DUKES of Sweaburg and one brother Jim (Sandra) COCCHETTO of Ingersoll. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. Pastor Doug LOVEDAY officiating. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to Wells for Life or Focus on the Family.

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PULCHINSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-03 published
ALLAN, Glenn T.
Surrounded by his "Girls" at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Friday Feb.29, 2008 in his 75th year Glenn, beloved husband of Frances. Loving father of Wendy and Larry KIROUAC of Winnipeg, Heather and Bradley MELVIN of Stouffville, Sharon ALLAN of Aurora, Dear grandfather of Aaron, Taylor, Rachelle and Mackenzie KIROUAC, Tanis and Payton MELVIN, Carter, Chanelle and Hayden HASSARD. Brother of Garry and Jeannie ALLAN of Deep River. Brother-In-Law of Bernice and Reg MANUEL of Sudbury, David and Sheila PULCHINSKI of Waterloo. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road) Markham, Ontario www.dixongarland.comon Tuesday from 2: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mark's Catholic Church, 345 Glad Park Ave., Stouffville, Ontario on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation www.msh.on.ca or Canadian Cancer Society would be acceptable. The family would like to thank Doctor ING, Loretta and her staff on 3 Centre and Doctor PATTERSON and the staff of Palliative Care at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

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PULEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-26 published
BROWN, Maurice " Mort" Russell
Passed away peacefully in his 96th year at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener on June 24, 2008. 'Mort' was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on November 11, 1912. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. Sc. in mining engineering in 1938. Early in his career he worked at several gold mines in the Geraldton-Beardmore area. He then joined Lakehead Technical Institute in Thunder Bay developing its original mining curriculum. Over the next 43 years he worked as a journalist at The Northern Miner chronicling every significant mining development in Canada and retired as publisher in 1992. He was most proud of 'The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame' which he established in 1988. Mort shared 59 years with his loving wife Margaret who passed away in 1998. His long and happy life will be cherished by his son Russ, daughter Sandra (PULEY) and son-in-law Ron. 'Trampa' will be sadly missed by his three grandchildren Geoffrey, Gregory and Leslie and their spouses Alison, Kim and Craig along with his great-grandchildren Lauren, Aidan, Ella and Chloe. A gathering with family and Friends to celebrate his life and share memories is being planned. Donations in his memory may be made directly to The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame or through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com. Throughout his long life Mort found joy in everything he did and his infectious enthusiasm was his living gift to all who loved him.

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PULEY 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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PULHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-04 published
PULHAM, Daniel Ronald
After a two year fight with cancer, Daniel Ronald, of London/Port Burwell - Summer Home, in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Jacqueline, two weeks short of 38 years together. Loving father to Casey (Michela) PULHAM and Christine (Brad) HAYES. Papa to Brooke and Nicole. Survived by his father Ronald and predeceased by his mother Jean. Brother to Terry. Dan will be missed by extended family and many Friends. An employee of the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario for 39 years. (Former) President of the London and District Baseball Association (1998-2006) and former Chairman of the Forest City Hockey League. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Monday, July 7, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A service of remembrance will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 1 p.m. Donations to the London Minor Hockey Association and London and District Baseball Association, would be appreciated by the family, in memory of Dan.

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PULKINEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-07 published
PULKINEN, Ina Elizabeth (née LATVALA)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, in Toronto, on Friday, July 4, 2008. Born in Ilmajoki, Finland in 1921, and came to Canada in 1930 to Cobalt, Ontario. Resided in Kirkland Lake from 1932 until 2001 when she moved to Toronto. Predeceasd by loving husband Elmo John PULKINEN, sister Anne ILECZKO (Michael) and brother Oliver LATVALA (Joan.) Loving mother of Nora SZYDLOWSKI (Ted) Michigan, Nancy PARKER (Jim) Toronto and Jack (Margo) Toronto. Sadly missed by six grandchildren, Andrew (Margaret-Ann), Ara (Paul), Morgan, Stuart of Toronto; Pamela (Guillermo), New York and Mathew, Michigan. Great-grandchildren, Ceilidh and Charlotte, Toronto. Several nieces and nephews in Sudbury, Orillia and Toronto and cousins in Finland. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 on Monday, July 7. A service will be held in the chapel at 11 o'clock on Tuesday, July 8. Interment in family plot in Kirkland Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, P.O. Box 2414, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4 Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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PULLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
MacKAY, Maxwell Laurence
After a long, full life with his family by his side, at Woodstock Private Hospital on Thursday, July 17, 2008. Maxwell Laurence MacKAY, formerly of Embro, in is 83rd year. Beloved husband of Arlene MacKAY (née BOYSE.) Dear father of Gord MacKAY (Jo) of Embro, Brenda McRAE (Doug) of Port Dover, Carol KILLING (Doug) of Embro, Sandra BUCHNER (Chris) of Brownsville, Janet McINTOSH (Alex) and Steven MacKAY (Teresa) all of Embro and father-in-law of Anne MacKAY- GAGNON (Phil.) Loved grandfather of twenty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear brother of J. Willard MacKAY (Mary) and Dwight MacKAY (late Jean - 2007) and brother-in-law of Audrey PULLEN (late Mac.) Predeceased by his son Ron MacKAY (1991) and his sister-in-law Iris ABBEY (Ralph.) Max was past Reeve and County Councillor for East Zorra Township, was active in many farming, community, and church organizations, and was also recipient of the Oxford County Landsaver Award. He also enjoyed life as a "winter Texan" for 17 years. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, (519-539-0004), on Monday, July 21, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. at Knox United Church, Embro, with Rev. Judy CAMPBELL officiating. Interment in North Embro Cemetery. Contributions to Knox United Church Embro or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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PULLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-02 published
PULLEN, Enid Lillian
Passed peacefully at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on December 28, 2007 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Peter. Loved mother of the late David of Oakville and Anne BECK and her husband Chesley Robert of Mississauga. Proud Nana of Allison and Kristin BECK. Survived by sister Phyllis SHENTON and her husband Jack of Orillia and brother Tom HAUGHTON of Barrie. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Enid will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2008 at Saint_Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville. For those who wish, memorial contributions to Saint_Jude's Anglican Church or the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Charitable Corporation, 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3L7 would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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PULLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
MILLARD, Wesley
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, June 9, 2008. Wesley MILLARD of Woodstock and formerly of Sweaburg in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Maude B. (née PALMER) MILLARD for over 55 years. Dear father of Leonard of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Georgina PULLIN, Betty PULLIN and her husband Bill, Ross MILLARD and his wife Marg and brother-in-law of Mildred MILLARD all of Woodstock. Predeceased by his sons Carman, Ken, James, Rick, sister Ethel and by his brothers Norman, Harold, Maurice, Donald and Wilfred. Wes was an avid lover of horses. He had dairy farmed at Sweaburg until 1965, then worked with Woodstock Apple Factory until 1983. His love of horses earned him a position with Millard Farms where he remained as a valued employee until 2001. Wes enjoyed his association with the Men's Club of College Ave. Church, Woodstock. Friends are invited to join the family at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Friday, June 13, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. David DUNCAN officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford County of College Ave. Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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PULLON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-07-16 published
Shirley PULLON
In loving memory of Shirley Pullon who passed away at home on Sunday,
July 6, 2008. Loving mother of Shirley Ann and Dave Edwards. Dear
grandmother of Stephen and Samantha. Mother-in-law of Henry Miltenberg.
Will be sadly missed by sister Barbara Simon, brother Edward (and Rose)
Mishibinijima and brother John (and Isabelle) Simon, nieces and nephews
Mary-Lou Thevenot, Kevin (and Melanie), Edward Junior (and Elaine), Elvis
(and Sueann), Eugene, Elliott Mishibiniijima, grand nieces and nephews
Andrew and Amilee Thevenot, April Shawanda, Allissa, and Gregory and
Nikita Mishibiniijima. Shirley will be greatly missed by her best friend
Thinker. Shirley loved to read. When younger she used to figure skate,
sew and worked as a hairdresser. She was also a curator at the Centennial
Museum of Sheguiandah. Visitation was held Thursday, July 10, 2008 from 1
pm at the Sheguiandah Community Complex. Funeral service was held Friday,
July 11, 2008 at 2 pm. Reverend Faye Stephens officiating. Interment at
Sheguiandah Cemetery, N'Gokan Miikan. Arrangements entrusted to Island
Funeral Home.

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