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"McRA" 2008 Obituary


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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-14 published
CHAPMAN, Pat
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Thursday April 10, 2008. Pat CHAPMAN of Mount Forest, formerly of Southgate Township in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Mary Jo (CRIDER) CHAPMAN. Loved father of Patricia McCRACKEN of Ottawa, Jeff CHAPMAN and wife Leonie of Australia, Bob CHAPMAN of Mount Forest and Shauna PINFOLD and husband Michael of Milton. Also survived by Pat and Jo's extended family of Brice BOWEN, Jesse LAFLECHE, Ryan HORTON, Leland McINTYRE and Donovan MacGILLIVRAY. Loving grandfather of Sherilyn and husband Francis, Stephanie, Dylan, Erin-Maree, Sophie, Phillip, Brett, Kori, Nathaniel, Aaron, Rachel and Natasha and loving great-grandfather of Terrence and Sydney. Dear brother of Gerald CHAPMAN and wife Haydee of Mexico, Gordon CHAPMAN and wife Colaine of Alberta and Marlene PEET and husband Fred of Edmonton. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews, former wife Norma FLETCHER of Aberfoyle, former son-in-law David McCRACKEN of Ottawa and former daughter-in-law Dorothy CHAPMAN of Mount Forest. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday April 17th at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, Trillium Health Care Foundation, Mississauga or First Baptist Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-20 published
FULLER, Lloyd George
Passed away peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday, May 16, 2008 in his 82nd year. Lloyd FULLER was the beloved husband of the late Reta Marie FULLER (nee: COLLEBERT.) He was the loving father of Lloyd jr., Wayne and his wife Leah HEWITT, Alvin and Sharon and her husband Rob McCRACKEN. Dear brother of Pearl NUHN. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Kevin, Andrew, Kristin, Tyler and Cole as well by his great-grandchildren: Joshua, Sakura and Ayden. Predeceased by a grand_son Scott and a brother Allan. Friends will be received at the Currie Funeral Home, 239 Garafraxa Street, Chatsworth for visitation on Tuesday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Interment: Shiloh cemetery.

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McCRACKEN 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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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-18 published
HAUGHTON, Bernice Olive (née BOND)
Age 93, passed away peacefully at McCormick Home, on March 1st, 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, September 12, 1914. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Nelson HAUGHTON (1995.) She was a registered nurse, a graduate of Goderich General Hospital, worked in Goderich, Clinton and Oxbow, Saskatchewan General Hospital. Predeceased by her father Albert BOND, mother Lucy (McCRACKEN) BOND, step-mother Annie (COOPER) BOND, sister Gertrude TREWARTHA. Survived by sons Terry, Wayne (Judy,) of London, Grandson Jason (Jill JACKSON and Elizabeth,) Also survived by sister Helen WOODCOCK, London, brother Lloyd BOND, Clinton, sisters-in-laws, Ethel PATTEN, and Lorraine (Stewart) SHIER of Carnduff, Saskatchewan, Wilda KILAND of Langley, British Columbia, and bother-in-law Kenneth TREWARTHA of London. Also loved by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Private interment will be held at Woodland Cemetery, London at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to McCormick Home Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
WILLIAMS, Lillian (née TOWERS)
Of London, formerly of Saint Thomas, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Saturday, April 5, 2008, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence G. "Bus" WILLIAMS (1983.) Dearly loved mother of Nancy LOGIE (Brian) of London, Janice WILLIAMS- ALLAN (Wayne) of Strathroy, and Larry WILLIAMS (Gina) of Hanover. Cherished grandmother of Laura ALLAN (Shah YAZDANIAN,) Shawn WILLIAMS and Kent WILLIAMS. Dear sister of Reta McCRACKEN of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Betty BANCROFT (Ronald) of Saint Thomas, and the late Edith "Toots" WEARE (1971.) Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Barbara and Ray NEWSON of Saint Thomas, and several nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, May 16, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Edith (HARRIS) TOWERS. Lillian will be remembered for her love of family and flowers. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday afternoon, April 13th from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 14th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-14 published
CHAPMAN, Pat
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, on Thursday, April 10, 2008. Pat CHAPMAN of Mount Forest, formerly of Southgate Township, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Mary Jo (CRIDER) CHAPMAN. Loved father of Patricia McCRACKEN of Ottawa, Jeff CHAPMAN and wife Leonie of Australia, Bob CHAPMAN of Mount Forest and Shauna PINFOLD and husband Michael of Milton. Also survived by Pat and Jo's extended family of Brice BOWEN, Jesse LAFLECHE, Ryan HORTON, Leland McINTYRE and Donovan MacGUILLVRAY. Loving grandfather of Sherilyn and husband Francis, Stephanie, Dylan, Erin-Maree, Sophie, Phillip, Brett, Kori, Nathaniel, Aaron, Rachel and Natasha and loving great-grandfather of Terrence and Sydney. Dear brother of Gerald CHAPMAN and wife Haydee of Mexico, Gordon CHAPMAN and wife Colaine of Alberta and Marlene PEET and husband Fred of Edmonton. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews, former wife Norma FLETCHER of Aberfoyle, former son-in-law David McCRACKEN of Ottawa and former daughter-in-law Dorothy CHAPMAN of Mount Forest. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday April 17th at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest, Trillium Health Care Foundation, Mississauga or First Baptist Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-13 published
WHITELEY, Georgia Ruth (née BROOKS)
At the Hardy Terrace, Mount Pleasant on Saturday, May 10, 2008. Georgia (BROOKS) WHITELEY at the age of 77 years from complications due to Alzheimers Disease. Loving wife of Joseph D. (Joe) WHITELEY of Guelph, Ontario. The daughter of the late J. Stewart and Grace BROOKS formerly of Aroostook Junction, Victoria Cty., New Brunswick. Survived by Joe, her children; J. Deryck (Wendy) of St. Louis, Missouri, Jennifer D. (Paul ROBINSON) of Ottawa, Ontario, Jill D. (Brian Lamb) of Brantford, Ontario. grandchildren Nicole, Jason, Leah, Christopher, Colin and Jessica; her sisters Shirley (Jerry KLEMBA) of Ottawa and Sharon (Wayne McCRACKEN) of Burlington, Ontario. Georgia enjoyed her family, singing and life in general. She was a member of the Rundle Chapter No. 108 Order of the Eastern Star. Friends may call for a memorial visitation at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Memorial service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Thursday, May 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation and inurnment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or ESTARL: Grand Chapter of Ontario, O.E.S. would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
McCRACKEN, Grace Dorothy " Dot" (née STAPLES)
Died peacefully in her sleep at Toronto East General on Friday, January 11, 2008, in her 76th year. Dot was the mother of 2 daughters and their families, Deborah and Andrew STEVENS of Calgary and Ann, Dan, Greg and Jillian BROWN of Barrie. Dot requested cremation with no funeral services. A private celebration of life was held by the family on January 12. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice in Dot's memory would be fitting. Deeply loved, missed and remembered by Debby and Ann.

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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
McCRACKEN, Florence May (née TENNANT)
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa on January 26, 2008. Florence, in her 83rd year was the beloved wife of the late Bill McCRACKEN. Dear mother of Janet and her husband Terry McRAE and Jane McCRACKEN and her husband Bill BECK. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jeff, Michael, David and his wife Karen and Roisin and Martin BECK. Devoted great-grandma to Katelynn and Elizabeth McRAE. Dear sister of Margaret BEEKMAN. Predeceased by siblings Ruth OWEN, Bert TENNANT and Jack TENNANT. Special thanks to the staff of Lakeridge Health-Oshawa and Bayridge Long Term Care for their warm and exceptional care. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Brampton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West, Oshawa.

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McCRACKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
REID, Mary Elizabeth
Metropolitan Toronto Police Retiree 1987
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Mary Elizabeth REID, dearly beloved wife of Ronald REID, at Scarborough Grace Hospital on March 7, 2008, in her 72nd year. Mary came to Canada in 1958 to pursue her career with the Toronto Police Force. Upon retiring in 1987 spent many winter months in Florida with her husband Ron. She is survived by sisters Kathleen HAMILTON, Florence (Brian) OWEN of Northern Ireland, Helen VAN KAPEN of New Zealand, brothers Richard and wife Margaret and Francis of Bolton, United Kingdom also sister-in-law Lorraine and her husband Blair DOUTHWRIGHT, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Frederick McCRACKEN, sister Caroline McCRACKEN, brother-in-law Veron REID, sister-in-law Jean MANUGE and husband Darah. Family and Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home Scarborugh Chapel, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (just west of Warden), 416-773-0933 on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens (Hwy. 27 and Albion Road).

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McCRAE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-06-11 published
JOHNSTON
On behalf of the Johnston and Whalen families, we would like to express a big family Thank You. The flowers, cards, memorial donations, prayers, food and outpouring of love, a single thank you does not seem enough during the loss of our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister-in-law. A special thank you to Doctor Mike HODGINS and staff of the Markdale Hospital, the CCAS Case managers Ruth Ann ALLEN and Val McCRAE and all the home care groups (you are all angels), also to Bert REKET from Vital Aire. Our sincere appreciation to Rev. Mark WAUGH for your kind message, the Annesley United Church ladies for the lunch, and the May Funeral Home for their compassion. Special thanks to the grand_sons and nephews who acted as pallbearers.
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McRAE 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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McRAE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-23 published
ARMSTRONG, Mary Elizabeth (formerly HUNTER, née HUNT)
Peacefully, at her residence in Thornbury on Monday January 21, 2008. Mary Elizabeth HUNT, first child of Thomas and Agnes (McRAE) HUNT in her 94th year. Loved mother of John and his wife Debby and Orleen and her husband Bob. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren and her sister Maud McDOUGALL. Predeceased by her caring husbands Royden HUNTER and William ARMSTRONG and treasured friend Lyman CHAPMAN. The family will receive Friends at Grace United Church in Thornbury on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 o'clock. Service to celebrate Mary's life, will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Brian GOODINGS at the church on Monday January 28th at 1: 30 p.m. A private family interment will take place at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to Grace United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice St. E. Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0 (519 599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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McRAE 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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McRAE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-07 published
TIBOR, Robert “Bob” Joseph
Of Oliphant, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008. Robert Joseph TIBOR at the age of 70 years. Loving husband of Annette (née SHEARON.) Cherished father of Bonnie GEAUVREAU, Brad (Lynne) TIBOR, both of Windsor Kim (Geoff ROCHELEAU) of Mount Brydges; Michelle TIBOR (Rob GROULX,) of Sauble Beach; and Monica (Blair TUCK,) of Windsor. Much loved grandfather to Teri-Lyn, Kristine, Jonathan, Gordie, Abbey, Jessica, Michael, Elizabeth, Jaqueline, Skye, Sadie, Brandon and Brittney. Brother of Irene JOHNSTONE, of Windsor. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Elizabeth, and his sister Betty BURKOSKI. Brother-in-law of Dennis BURKOSKI, Vincent SHEARON, Maureen McRAE, and Sharon “Tootsie” THRASHER. Father-in-law of Rick GEAUVREAU. Best friend of Howard and Irene BARKER. Bob will also be sadly missed by Pete and Jodi Mountain; Jay and Judy Jasper; Kevin and Annie Kaposy; Everett, Todd and Bill Arnold; Shirley Kowch; and Mike and Helen. “Mr. Fix-it” will be forever missed by his best buddy Brodie. Bob retired after 44 years from Windsor Tool and Die. Family invite Friends to gather with them for a time of visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. Further visitation and funeral service will be conducted in Windsor. Donations to the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Bob a Red Oak 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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McRAE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-26 published
SCHARFF, Douglas Stanley
At the Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton on Friday, March 21st, 2008 after the fiercest fight of his life, at the age of 63 years, Doug SCHARFF of Port Elgin, beloved husband and best friend for forty years of the former Patricia POISSON, dear father of John of Port Elgin and Tracy and her partner Bo BELANGER of Chesley. Special Papa to Andrew McCAW and Victoria SCHARFF. Doug will be terribly missed by his special friend Buddy the dog. Brother of Dawn HAMILTON of Port Elgin, Carol and her husband Glen HOARE of Renfrew, Gib SCHARFF and his friend Loretta of Oshawa, Patti Lou and her husband Campbell McRAE of Renfrew, and Christine and her husband Brian COLE of Deep River. Surviving also are many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He is predeceased by his daughter Tina in infancy, by his parents John and Irene SCHARFF, by his brother Richard, by his infant brother Robert and by his brother-in-law Bill HAMILTON. Friends called at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 1: 00 to 2.45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008. Funeral mass was celebrated in Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday afternoon at 3: 00 p.m., with Father Peter MEYER as celebrant. Interment St. Francis-Xavier Cemetery, Renfrew. Memorial contributions to the Live Strong Organization (the Lance Armstrong Foundation), or to Victoria Critical Care Trauma Centre at London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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McRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
McFARLANE, Anna (formerly McRAE, née MacCUAIG)
At London Health Science Centre-University Hospital on Sunday, February 17, 2008, Anna (MacCUAIG) McRae McFarlane in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late John Edgar McRAE and the late Kenneth McFARLANE. Devoted companion of James GOURLAY. Loving mother of Janna STEPHAN and her husband Tom of New Jersey. Dear grandmother of Jesse, Brendan, Kylie and Nathan. Great-grandmother of Kloey, Isabella, Ashley and Daniel. Anna will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Shaun Arthur McRAE, by her parents John and Lusanna MacCUAIG. Anna taught for many years in Glengarry County and Wallaceburg area. Before retiring in 1977 she taught art at Wallaceburg District Secondary School for several years. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to a memorial service which will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, in the spring, at St. Andrews United Church in Dalhousie Mills will be announced at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6E 1A2 or to the Leukemia Research Fund, 936 The East Mall, Toronto, Ontario M9B 6J9. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McCRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
McCRAE, Margaret " Daisy" (formerly NICHOLSON)
Peacefully, on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at McCormick Home, Margaret "Daisy" McCRAE passed away in her 101st year. Predeceased by her husbands Robert NICHOLSON and Joseph McCRAE. Loving mum of Mairi (Bill) MORRIS of Wales and Margaret (Bev) VERNON of Milton. Dear grandma of Ann (Jim) LLOYD, Gwyneth (Richard) PARKER, Robert MORRIS, Mairi VERNON, Katie (Alan) WARRINGTON. Great-grandma of Nicholas LLOYD, Richard MORRIS, Ryan and Beth WARRINGTON and great-great-grandma of Jack LLOYD. Loving aunt of Myra LEVAC. Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury), for visitation on Monday, March 10, 2008 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. A service will be held under the auspices of the Orphah Order of the Eastern Star at 1 p.m. where the memorial service will immediately follow. Interment will take place in Oban, Scotland at a later date. In memory, donations to the McCormick Home would be appreciated.

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McRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
McKINLEY, M. Heather (née MacRAE)
Peacefully at Bluewater Health Norman Street Site on Sunday, March 30, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, M. Heather (MacRAE) McKINLEY, age 59 of Sarnia. Loving wife of Donald Ross McKINLEY. Dear mother of Walter Scott (Christine) and Maryellen (Darren) BROWN and stepchildren Dean (Theresa) McKINLEY and Kelly (Trent) LUCAs. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren. Survived by sisters Euna and the late Duncan FERGUSON, Gwen (Michael) DOLCE, and Sandy (Sue) MacRAE. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Jim and Nan MacRAE. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at 3: 30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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McCRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Ruth Elizabeth (née BEER)
After several years of declining health, the family announces the passing of Ruth Elizabeth (BEER) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT at Parkwood Hospital on Sunday, April 6, 2008 in her 85th year. Loving wife of the late John F. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (1988.) Beloved mother of Jean JOHNSON and her husband Bill of Avon and Jim ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and his wife Mary of Glanworth. Dear grandmother of Kate BARNES and her husband Paul, Anne ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and John ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Proud great-grandmother of Emma and Charlotte. Daughter of the late George and Elizabeth BEER. Survived by sisters, Viola McFARLANE and Katherine BRANDEAU and brothers Ken BEER, John BEER and his wife Deloris, Charlie BEER and his wife Ruth Ann all of the Saint Thomas area. Also survived by sisters-in-law Audrey BEER, Pincher Creek, Alberta, Donna BEER, Windsor, Ontario and 39 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Lorne BEER (1943,) Florence HOUSE (1995,) Cecil BEER (1996,) Glenn BEER (1993) and Gladys BARRETT (1996). The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, where a funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jessica McCRAE officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's Westminster United Church - General Fund or to the Boys' and Girls' Club of London.

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McRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-21 published
WELLS, Beatrice E. " Bea" (DENHOLM)
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Saturday, April 19, 2008. Mrs. Beatrice E. "Bea" (DENHOLM) WELLS of Wardsville, formally of London in her 82nd year. Loving wife of Thomas H. WELLS. Loving mother of Rosanne WELLS of Toronto, Bruce WELLS (Julia) of London, Patric WELLS (Caroline) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carolin STOVER of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Clayton WELLS, Thalia WELLS, Joey WELLS, Selena WELLS, Veronica STOVER, Thomas WELLS and Rachel STOVER. Dear sister of Andrew DENHOLM (Janet) of Toronto, Anna FOX of Bracebridge, and Sills DENHOLM of Collingwood. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret HIGHAM and Mary McRAE. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bea are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westiviewfuneralchapel.com

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McRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-23 published
LESTER, Donald " Ross"
Age 82, of Brigden, at his home on Tuesday April 22, 2008. Beloved husband of Bonnie (McFALLS) LESTER. Loving father of Alan (Marg) LESTER, Charlene (Colin) BECKMAN. Dear grandfather of Robert (Wendy) LESTER, James (Neena) LESTER, great-grandfather of Marissa, Conner and Thomas. Survived by sister-in-law Birdine McFALLS, Dearborn, Michigan, brother-in-law John BAXTER, Sarnia and eight nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Thomas (1962) and Alma (McRAE) (1960,) infant son Robert (1966,) daughter-in-law Phyllis (2005) and sister Marion BAXTER (1999.) Ross was born and raised at Lot 11 Con 4 St. Clair Twp (Moore), where he lived and farmed until 1975, when he and Bonnie moved to their new home in Brigden. Ross was very proud of his pioneer heritage. His great-grandchildren are the eighth generation to live on the family farm. In 1963 he became involved in the oil and gas business, eventually becoming production supervisor for Ram Petroleums. He retired in July 1989. Ross and Bonnie continued their many travels, the highlight being a three month tour of Australia in 1992. Ross was an avid gardener, growing many beautiful gladiolus, which were given to neighbours and Friends. He spent many happy hours in his garden. During his long illness, he was cared for at home by Bonnie, his family and his wonderful Red Cross Personal Care Workers; Joan, Debbie and Christine.. He will be missed by his family, but they have many happy memories. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke or Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Thursday April 24, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday April 25th at 11: 00 a.m. from the Brigden United Church with Rev. Sandra FOGARTY officiating. Interment Bear Creek Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrotherfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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McRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
McRAE, John
Peacefully at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Monday, May 12, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer, John McRAE of R.R.#1 Glencoe in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Mary Kay (McLEAN) McRAE. Dear father of Allan and Ian both of Glencoe and the late Carolyn (1983). Loving grandfather of Cale and Ayden McRAE. Dear brother-in-law of Viola (late J.D.) McLEAN, Barbara and Jorge RAMIREZ, Ron and Ann McLEAN, Rebecca and Marvin HAGGITH. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and Friends. Predecased by his parents, David and Helen (McEACHREN) McRAE. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Kenji MARUI officiating. Interment of cremated remains at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Computed Tomography Scanner Fund, Four Counties Health Services Foundation or Oakland Cemetery Board. Lorne Masonic Lodge #282 will conduct a service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6: 45 p.m.

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McRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
GOLDHAWK, William " Allan"
Passed away at University Hospital, London on June 21, 2008. William "Allan" GOLDHAWK, of Petrolia, at the very end of his 72nd year, born in Warwick Township on July 2, 1936. Beloved husband and best friend of Debbie (née GILLETT,) and loved father of Betheny, new grandfather of 18 day old Quinntin Allan and future father-in-law of Christopher. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Beatrice (née McRAE) GOLDHAWK and his sisters Valda GEORGE and Gwen RUNNALLS and brother-in-law Bob GEORGE. Survived by sisters and brothers - Liz (Jerry) SPENCER, Linda (Pete) LEVECQUE, Wendy (Bill) VANOS, Les (Diane) GOLDHAWK, Vern GOLDHAWK and brother-in-law Wayne RUNNALLS (Sandra) plus many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Allan will be remembered for his positive and happy outlook on life, his big smile and an honest laugh. Allan was a retired Boilermaker at Local 128, Sarnia. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a service of remembrance will celebrated on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m., with Angela MacDONALD officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Warwick United Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Cardiac Care). The caregivers at University Hospital provided the very best care to Allan and showed great kindness and concern for all his family in a very sudden and difficult time. Allan will be remembered and missed by many. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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McRAE 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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McRAE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
BURROWS, Emma Jean (née TIFFIN)
Of Wallaceburg and formerly of Tupperville, passed away peacefully at Fairfield Park on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in her 92nd year. Jean is the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Carrie Elfleda FRY) TIFFIN and beloved wife of the late Edward Grant Catherall BURROWS (1958.) Loving mother and mother-in-law of Lee and Barb BURROWS of Dresden and Gail and Bill WATSON of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Richard, Tom and Bill BURROWS, Mike, Patrick and Lee-Ann WATSON and families. Great-grandmother of Justin, Holly, Ashley and Cody BURROWS, Amanda, Ben, Kyle and Wade WATSON and great-great-grandmother of Hayley-Marie BURROWS. Sister of Helen and Bruce MURRAY and Elsie and the late Harry McRAE. Jean loved oil painting, taught art at Walpole Island First Nations, volunteered at the Museum and La Point-Fisher nursing home, was a member of the Trinity United Church Women, life member of the Eastern Star and founding member of the Snye Patriotic League. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. The funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church on Friday, July 25 at 1: 30 p.m. The interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to Fairfield Memorial Gardens or the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance-Magnetic Resonance Imager Campaign may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231. E-mail condolences may be sent to jburrows@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-25 published
MacRAE, Donald Anthony " Dinny"
Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008, Donald Anthony (Dinny) MacRAE, age 94 of Sarnia, beloved husband of the late Lois Jean (McCOLL) MacRAE (1976.) Dear father of Donald MacRAE and his wife Judy of King City, Karen CHUMKO and Bruce MacRAE and his wife Kathy all of Sarnia. Grandfather of Jennifer, Brad, Donald, Jody and Julie, great-grandfather of Kyleah, Ethan, Mathea, Tyler and Schae. Predeceased by his brothers Elmer, Omar, Robert and Jack. Mr. MacRAE was a life member of the Scottish Rite and life member of the Point Edward Ex-Serviceman's Club and Branch #62 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home (102 N. Victoria St. Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5E9) on Wednesday, February 27th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of Choice (cheques only please). Message of condolence can be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net.
"A very special thank you to Doctor E. GAMBLE and the staff of Trillium Villa Nursing Home for their care and compassion."

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-08 published
McKITTRICK, Mary Emily (WRIGHT)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Mary McKITTRICK (WRIGHT) of Bradford and formerly of Galt in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Edward McKITTRICK. Much loved mother of Moiria and her husband David McRAE and Michael McKITTRICK and his wife Diana. Cherished grandmother of Beth McRAE; Sean, Neale and his wife Cecilia, and Colin McKITTRICK. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Monday, March 10, 2008 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service in the Lathangue Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment King City Cemetery.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
GILROY, Donald Arthur
Passed away peacefully at his home in Huntsville Friday March 14, 2008. Dear husband of the late Joanne (Joey) GILROY. Loving father of Heather of Seattle, Washington, , Rob of Toronto and Dave of Huntsville. Brother of Helen MacRAE of Lakefield. A Memorial Service for Mr. GILROY will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home 430 Ravenscliffe Rd., Huntsville on Monday March 17, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, Memorial Gifts to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-25 published
FINLAYSON, The Honourable George Duncan, Q.C., B.A., L.LB., L.L.D.
On Sunday, March 23, 2008, died suddenly while walking his loyal companion Guillaume. Beloved husband of Joan Helen FINLAYSON. Devoted father of Margot (Gordon), Blair (Kathy) and Sheelah FINLAYSON. Proud grandfather of Cameron, Ben, Riley, Josh, Fraser and Geordie. Survived by his brother Duncan (Mary) and sister Jean (Al) FERGUSSON, and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Mary MacRAE (Herb.) The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. Funeral service in Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, on Thursday, March 27 at three o'clock. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-15 published
McRAE, John " Jack" Frederick (1919-2008)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack, beloved husband and father, on May 13 at the Veterans Wing, Sunnybrook Hospital.
Jack, loving husband of Helen (née KEITH) for 64 wonderful years, and cherished father of Peter (Anna), Alan (Judith), and Kathy (Wally PALMER,) was predeceased by son John (Kathleen) and brothers Bill, Bud and David. Jack is also survived by his sister Mary Jane and his grandchildren Jaclyn, Meredith, Frederick, Carmen, Matthew, Jill, Daniel and Holland McRAE and Kaitlin (John FORD), Juliana, Alan and Michael PALMER and his great-grandchild Alexander.
Jack was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, where at an early age he joined the local Bank of Nova Scotia. He retired from the bank in Toronto, after 43 years of dedicated service, as the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Eastern Canada. Jack was a veteran of World War 2, serving overseas for 2½ years with the Royal Canadian Air Force (R.A.F.). Jack and Helen enjoyed travelling to many places around the world, but never missed a summer at Pt. La Nim on the Restigouche River surrounded by their loving family.
Cremation has taken place and the burial will be in Campbellton at a later date. If so desired, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Society with much appreciation. On line memories and condolences at www.humphreymiles.com.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-21 published
MacRAE, Allister Sutherland
(Prof. Eng., M.B.E. Major World War 2)
Passed away May 19, 2008 in his 96th year. Beloved husband for 68½ years of Marion. Loved father of Charlotte MILLER and her husband Dick of Cool, California and the late Beverley McCAIG and her husband Paul. Loving grandfather of Neil McCAIG. Brother of the late Mrs. Pearl BACON of Amherst, Nova Scotia and the late Helen HASLAM of Prince Edward Island. son of the late Rev. Dr. Duncan and Edith MacRAE. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m., followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m., Reverend Doctor Mary Anne MacFARLANE officiating. Reception to follow in the Heritage Room. Interment Little Lake Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-06 published
CAMPBELL, Mona Louise (née MORROW) (1919-2008)
It is with great sadness, but with a deep sense of appreciation for an extremely full life, that Mona's children John BAND, Sarah BAND, and Vicki MacRAE, announce her death, at her home in Aiken, South Carolina.
The daughter of the late F.K. and Edna L. MORROW, Mona was predeceased by her beloved husband Lt. Col. K.L. CAMPBELL.
Fondly remembered by John's wife Teri, Vicki's husband Rick CLARKE, grandchildren, Ashlynn (Dave) LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Courtney BAND, Matthew BAND, Zoe BAND, great-granddaughter Madyn, and her most loyal Friends Rufus and Roxie.
In Mona's memory, the family asks that you plant a tree, adopt a dog, or make a generous donation to your favourite charity. A family service has taken place.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-18 published
MORRIS, The Reverend Doctor J.J. Harrold
Died suddenly on Saturday, June 14, 2008. Born in 1929 in Scotland and raised in Alberta, he was ordained a minister of The Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1957. He was called to congregations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario where he cared for God's people with courageous pastoral heart. His ministry included work on numerous church committees and in 1989 he served as Moderator of the 115th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. He was named Minister Emeritus, Glenview Presbyterian Church, Toronto. A committed church leader, he worked faithfully for denominational strength, ecumenical breadth and community integration. His contribution extended to service organizations. He loved to read, he loved to sing, he loved his family. Harrold was loved by his wife Jeanette MacDONALD; daughters Mary JESSE (Howard) and their children John and Christeen, The Reverend Jean MORRIS (Matthew VYSE,) Jo MORRIS (Graham PELAT) and their son Ian; step-daughters Tracey METHVEN (David NEALE) and their son Timothy, Nicole METHVEN (Paul SMITH) and their children Cameron and Hannah. He is predeceased by his wife Morag MacRAE, and his sisters Jessie MacKAY, Agnes REINHART and Jean WHITT. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of Harrold's life and a Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue, Toronto, on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. Memorial gifts to Glenview Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to Presbyterian World Service and Development (www.presbyterian.ca/donate/pwsd) are welcome.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-28 published
'Aggressive and very entrepreneurial,' she ranked among Canada's top Chief Executive Officers
The head of Dover Industries took her company from annual revenues of $10-million to $228-million. She thought nothing of phoning federal finance ministers late at night to give them a piece of her mind
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Toronto -- Mona CAMPBELL was 33 years old when her father died and left behind some companies that milled flour and made ice-cream cones. She'd been the major shareholder in the businesses, and stepped into the top executive slot two years later, in 1954, at a time when women in corporate leadership were unheard of.
Her own father, the wealthy industrialist Frederick MORROW, "didn't think women should be doing this sort of thing," Mrs. CAMPBELL recalled in a 1986 interview. "To begin with, it was sort of a question mark, which makes you want to do that much better. I had no formal training. I had done a lot of work for voluntary organizations, dealing with budgets, scrounging for money. It's really the same thing in a small way."
Either she was being coy or very humble. When she took over, the company had annual revenues of $10-million. Last year, Burlington, Ontario-based Dover Industries Ltd. had revenues of $228-million and employed 475 people.
Described as "Canada's first conglomerate," with interests in paper products, flour milling and straw manufacturing, as well as the ice-cream-cone business, Dover Industries is today one of the largest Canadian-owned flour-milling companies in operation.
Mrs. CAMPBELL served as the company's president, chief executive officer and, until her death, as board chairwoman. In 1976, she became the first woman elected to the board of Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Her success belied a view about women in the corporate world that today could be charitably described as quaint. In a 1980 interview with the Financial Times, Mrs. CAMPBELL declared that single women couldn't be depended on in business "because suddenly romance hits and they marry and maybe their husband moves, so they move." Married women, meantime, are inflexible and may interrupt their careers to have children.
Besides, few women crave the power that comes with the position, she believed. "The majority of women are not interested."
A lot of them feel they just don't need the extra hassle, she told The Globe and Mail the year before. "They are willing to do a great job but I don't know how many more want the added responsibility of representing shareholders." She did not foresee other women serving on her company's board. "One's enough."
She chafed at being called an industrialist. "This is just a job," she said in 1968. "It's not that difficult."
Mrs. CAMPBELL travelled the world and gave away millions of dollars to the arts, notably to the Royal Ontario Museum, where there's a curatorship in her name, and the National Ballet School in Toronto since its inception in 1959. "She knew every student by name," said the National Ballet School's artistic director and co-Chief Executive Officer, Mavis STAINES, who added that Mrs. CAMPBELL often took students to her sprawling Mohill Farm in Puslinch, Ontario, for weekends spent frolicking with her beloved dogs and horses. Ballet, Mrs. CAMPBELL once declared, "is the love of my life."
She was named to the Order of Canada in 1996. In 2001, the Association of Fundraising Professionals honoured her as its outstanding philanthropist of the Year.
She was an only child born into privilege. Her father was a financier who founded the Essa Securities Company, sat on the boards of 15 corporations and amassed a large fortune. He started Dover Industries in 1940 by acquiring and merging three companies - a flour mill, a grain dealer and Robinson Cone, which made ice-cream cones, straws and packaging materials in Hamilton.
A devout Catholic who scandalously married the daughter of a Baptist minister, Mr. MORROW donated a large tract of land in Toronto's north to the Sisters of Saint_Joseph. Morrow Park opened in 1960 and today has an infirmary, residences, a girls' school, and a retreat where Pope John Paul stayed during his 2002 visit to Toronto for World Youth Day.
Mrs. CAMPBELL's first marriage was in 1940 to John BAND, a dashing navy officer who hunted U-boats during the Second World War and became an insurance executive and collector of Canadian art. They cut glamorous figures in society and had three children before going through an acrimonious divorce in 1955.
In 1960, she married Jim BINNIE, father of Ian BINNIE, a justice on Canada's Supreme Court. That, too, ended in divorce. Finally, in 1967, she married Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth CAMPBELL, a career army man who once authored a scathing report from the Korean front that described the venerable Lee-Enfield.303 rifle as "almost useless." He operated a farm near Guelph that raised cattle and thoroughbreds, and died in 1990.
Mrs. CAMPBELL often said she liked people. Her daughter, Sarah BAND, is more specific: "She loved men."
She loved animals, too, and their welfare was a top priority. Mrs. CAMPBELL was a leading supporter of the Ontario Humane Society and was awarded naming rights to an animal adoption centre in Newmarket, Ontario - Mohill Village. She also endowed the Col. K.L. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare, which promotes the welfare of animals through research and education, and the Col. K.L. Campbell Graduate Travel Grant in Equine Studies, both at the University of Guelph.
She was formal and had an old-world elegance, but lean, angular features that bespoke a stern countenance. According to her friend Brenda Nightingale, however, "she was the most generous person you ever met." Her daughter noted Mrs. CAMPBELL's fastidious concern with her appearance: "Every thread on her had to be perfect."
Highly political and a staunch Conservative, she thought nothing of phoning Michael Wilson, finance minister under Brian Mulroney, late at night to give him a piece of her mind, Ms. Nightingale recalled with a laugh.
In business, she was "very aggressive and very entrepreneurial," noted Dover Industries' current president and Chief Executive Officer Howard ROWLEY. " She was very willing to reinvest money back into the company. That's why we've been able to grow at the rate we have."
Her board approved a plan in 1968 to erect a $2-million flour mill in Halifax - the first modern flour mill in Nova Scotia - but rebuffed her move to enter the flour market in Montreal. "A new flour mill in Montreal 10 years ago would been a howling success," she insisted at the time.
She oversaw the company's five subsidiaries: Robinson Cone, Cherry Taylor Flour Mills, Howell Litho and Cartons, Taylor Grain Ltd. and Dover Mills Ltd. of Halifax. A firm believer in acquisitions, the company under her hand bought a paper-box concern in 1956 the Howell Lithographic Company in 1960; Bondware, a paper cup and container firm in 1981; and another flour mill in 2003. The packaging business was sold in 2005.
Dover Industries was touted as Canada's first diversified company but was not as diverse as it appeared. The ice-cream cones came from Cherry Taylor flour and were packed in Howell cartons. Dover Mills ground the flour from Taylor Grain and shipped them in packages that were lithographed in-house.
Still, it was a multi-faceted operation and "she could walk out into the different plants, and she knew most of the people by name," Mr. ROWLEY said. "Truck drivers would phone her from their trucks and talk to her about whatever was on their minds. It could be work-related or just to say hello. And she'd take the call."
Mrs. CAMPBELL treated the company as her inheritance. "I thought I'd have a go at running it," she said in 1968. "My father told me that I would be all right as long as I had a good lawyer, a good accountant and a good banker. We've got them and we've never looked back."
But in case anyone doubted who was in charge, she had this to say in 1980: "When we go out to buy out a company, I'm the one that does the deal." She died the day of her company's annual meeting.
Mona Louise CAMPBELL was born February 3, 1919, in Toronto. She died May 29, 2008, of natural causes in Aiken, South Carolina, where she had lived for several years and where her favourite activity was a Tuesday-night needlepoint group called Stitch and Bitch. She was 89. She leaves her children John BAND, Sarah BAND and Vicki McRAE, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-10 published
McRAE, Mary Frances (née DENHOLM)
Wife, mother, artist, teacher. Born November 10, 1920, in Taipei, Taiwan. Died January 8 in Nepean, Ontario, of organ failure, aged 87.
During Mary's funeral service her framed portrait, standing on a table, spontaneously fell flat with a resounding bang. Everyone jumped, then laughed. It was a perfect statement of Mary's strong character - she would have laughed, too.
Mary was born to medical missionary parents Doctor Kenneth and Myrtle DENHOLM. They moved to Parry Sound, Ontario, in 1923, where the family grew to include two brothers and three sisters.
After high school Mary spent two years at the University of Toronto, but with the Second World War under way, she switched to a secretarial course and joined the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (the Wrens). Her skills were put to service in the navy offices in Halifax. (Her husband often joked that during the war Mary was in much greater danger as a beautiful single woman in Halifax than he ever was flying fighters overseas.)
At war's end Mary returned to Parry Sound and a job at Canadian Industries Ltd. In 1946, Bill McRAE visited town from another CIL office. He had seen her photograph in a company publication and wanted to meet her. Two weeks after they met they were engaged, and two months later they married. During their 61 years together they moved with Bill's work from Port Arthur, Ontario, to Vancouver, Timmins, Ontario, Montreal and Toronto, finally retiring in Nepean.
Mary didn't care much for housekeeping, so once her three children were in school she registered at Queen's University as a correspondence student and completed the bachelor's degree she had begun before the war. She began teaching high school in 1963 and enjoyed teaching for many years. Spending time with young people seemed to keep her young at heart.
Mary was active in sewing, needlework of all kinds and painting. Always whistling or singing, she had a way of making things fun. She had amazing strength, of both body and spirit. Although sometimes frustrated with her challenges - she had many operations for lifelong foot problems and often needed crutches or canes - she could look beyond the immediate problem toward her goal. Even in her 70s, after two brain operations for benign tumours, she never lost her sense of humour and good nature. She worked out strategies for retraining her memory and helping her read novels again.
Over the last few years of her life Mary was increasingly crippled by arthritis and gradually withdrew from social engagements. But she always appreciated the love and support of her family, adored her six grandchildren and found something to laugh about every day of her life.
Marilynn McRae BEST is Mary's daughter.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
MacQUARRIE, Harry " Ivan"
Harry 'Ivan' MacQUARRIE of Etobicoke, Ontario, passed gracefully at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto on Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Born February 14, 1929 in Cape Breton Settlement, New Brunswick, he was the youngest of the late Henry and Catherine (HANINGTON) MacQUARRIE. Ivan leaves behind his second wife, H. Rosemary MOWAT, his brothers Earle of Moncton, Ronald of Saint John and sister, Kathleen SKIDD (Ralph) of Moncton. Predeceased by his treasured wife Edith Isabel (MacRAE) MacQUARRIE, brother John and sisters Gladys MacQUARRIE, Mildred KELLY, Thelma CHRISTENSEN, Beulah CASSIDY and Eileen EAGLES. His many nieces and nephews from his and Edie's families will remember Ivan fondly; as will his extended families of Michael CULVER and Laura DURANT. Ivan spent his entire career with Canadian Oil (White Rose) that was, taken over by Shell Canada. From the 40's to the 80's he started as office clerk, then to the auditing team; oh, what memorable stories he had of those days. Next he was a sales representative, and not long after the sales manager. Some of his best times were in Halifax working on the conversion from White Rose to Shell. He ended his career as advertising manager with travels to the Orient to source products for customer loyalty programs. In retirement he joined Al Kush and Associates, working on many successful direct mail marketing projects with Eaton's and American Express. During his life, he enjoyed golfing, curling, squash, boating and his partnerships in standard bred horses. He also loved his many winters in Lauderdale-By-TheSea, Florida. One of his most difficult times was being a Juror on the Bernardo trial. Come to Ivan's last Directors' meeting at the Valhalla Inn, Etobicoke, on Friday, August 1st from 4: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to say goodbye. After cremation, Ivan and dog Sandy will join Edie at St. Stephen's United Church, Black River Bridge, New Brunswick on Wednesday, August 13th at noon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Ivan's memory to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter, 'Butler Chapel', Etobicoke (416) 231-2283 and Adams Funeral Home Ltd., Miramichi, (506) 773-3492

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
McCRACKEN, Florence May (née TENNANT)
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa on January 26, 2008. Florence, in her 83rd year was the beloved wife of the late Bill McCRACKEN. Dear mother of Janet and her husband Terry McRAE and Jane McCRACKEN and her husband Bill BECK. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jeff, Michael, David and his wife Karen and Roisin and Martin BECK. Devoted great-grandma to Katelynn and Elizabeth McRAE. Dear sister of Margaret BEEKMAN. Predeceased by siblings Ruth OWEN, Bert TENNANT and Jack TENNANT. Special thanks to the staff of Lakeridge Health-Oshawa and Bayridge Long Term Care for their warm and exceptional care. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Brampton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West, Oshawa.

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McRAE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
GILROY, Donald Arthur
Passed away peacefully at his home in Huntsville Friday, March 14, 2008. Dear husband of the late Joanne (Joey) GILROY. Loving father of Heather of Seattle, Washington, Rob of Toronto and Dave of Huntsville. Brother of Helen MacRAE of Lakefield. A Memorial Service for Mr. GILROY will be held at Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Rd., Huntsville on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial gifts to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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