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1906 August 2, p.7:
Archibald Anderson -
Mr. Archibald Anderson, an old resident of Mono township, died at his home on 1st St., on Thursday from the effects of a paralytic stroke. Deceased who had reached the ripe age of 77 years, was a native of Tyrone, Ireland. He came to Canada with his parents when 14 years of age, the family settling on the 6th line east, Mono. After his marriage to Miss Ann Burns, of Toronto, 52 years ago, Mr. Anderson moved to lot 15, Centre Road Mono, where he in time acquired a splendid 400 acre property. Four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Anderson gave up farming and moved to Orangeville to spend their declining years in well earned leisure in their cosy home on 1st St. Although wedded over half a century and the parents of six sons and three daughter, Mr. Anderson's death, strange to relate, makes the first break in the family circle. The sons are Alexander, in Oregon; Benjamin in London; Jas. I. Melita, Man.; Stewart, Winnipeg; Dr. George, a physician in Elyria, Ohio, and Hilliard on the homestead, Mrs. R.G. Canning, Violet Hill, Mrs. Jos. Howard, Camilla, and Miss Ida, at home, are the daughters. Deceased was honest and industrious in his habits, of upright character and was highly respected as a good neighbor and a useful citizen, He was a consistent member of the Methodist church and in politics gave a steady adherence to the Conservative party. There was a particularly large attendance at the funeral, which took place to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Saturday afternoon. Rev. R. Hassard and Re. G.W. Hewitt conducted impressive services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were the deceased's three sons, Hilliard, Stewart and Benjamin Anderson - the other sons not being able to get home in time for the funeral - his sons-in-law, Jos. Howard and R.G. Canning, and his nephew, Robert Anderson ORANGEVILLE BANNER


Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2008
Johnston BREEN Omagh
THERE was widespread regret at the death of Johnston Breen following a protracted illness which he bore with fortitude and resignation to the end. Johnston (affectionately known as Johnsy) was born on May 10 1919 and lived for most of his life on the family farm in Dunnamona and later on resided at 1 McKinley Bungalows, Cavanacaw. His sister Vera (Mrs Jack Price) predeceased him in 1965. Johnston was a hard working farmer and was widely known for his jovial disposition, especially when he attended the various cattle marts within the Omagh district. He had a wide circle of friends who held him in high esteem, as was evident from the very large number of people who attended his funeral. He was a life long member of Clanabogan Parish Church and served for some years on the Select Vestry. He was very active in a number of parochial organisations, was the founder member of both the badminton and bowling clubs and was captain of each for a number of years.

Johnston gave a long period of service to his coutnry, both as a member of the Special Constabulary, the Ulster Defence Regiment and later on the RUC Reserve. He was also a dedicated member of the Orange Institution, the Royal Black Preceptory and the Apprentice Boys of Derry and served for a number of years as secretary and Worshipful Master of Blacksessiagh LOL 226. Johnston played a prominent part in organising many social events in connection with his Lodge, particularly dancing classes and concerts in the hall. He loved to socialise with his friends and neighbours and thoroughly enjoyed the annual cross-commuity senior citizens party at Clanabogan Hall and the annual RUC welfare Christmas party.

Johnston also served on the Board of Governors of Cavanacaw Primary School and Omagh High School, the former Omagh Intermediate School. The funeral service in Clanabogan Parish Church was widely attended. It was conducted by the Rector, Canon Robert Clarke, who paid tribute to Johnston's endearing qualities, his lively wit, his sense of humour and his willingness always to do someone a good turn. His younger brother, Wilfred, the church organist, acted int his capacity as a personal tribute to his brother and incorporated into the introductory voluntaries a piece Johnston always loved to hear, Killaloe, the regimental march of the Royal Irish Regiment. The hymns chosen for the service were Johnston's favourite, 'Safe in the Arms of Jesus', 'Sweet By and By' and 'Abide with Me'. Interment took place in the family plot and the cortege was preceded to the grave by piper, Noel Clarke, Gortaclare. A large number of friends, family and neighbours attended for tea in the Church hall afterwards which was supplied and served by the ladies of Clanabogan Parish Church. Johnston was held in deep affection by his own family and the family circle, especially his 16 sorrowing grandchildren, who will miss him very much indeed.

Chief mourners were his wife, Noelle, son Raymond and daughter-in-law Hazel, daughter Irene and son-in-law Raymond, son Fred and daughter-in-law Audrie, daughter Vera and son-in-law Stephen, daughter-in-law Breda, daughter Pauline and son-in-law Stephen, daughter Heather and partner John and daughter Hazel and son-in-law Bill. His brother Wilfred and sister-in-law Ruby. His nephew and nieces Hilary, Ian and Fiona Price and their families. His brother-in-law Bob and sister-in-law Thelma, sister-in-law Rita and sister-in-law Winnie and brother-in-law Derrick and all the members of the McCaffrey, Simpson and Shenton families.

Funeral arrangements were carried out by R G Adams and Son, Undertakers, Dromore, Co Tyrone.

1906 October 25,p.5:
Mr. Charles Campbell
- Mr. Charles Campbell, an old resident of Caledon township, died at the home of his son, Joseph, lot 16, con.2, west, on Monday morning, at the remarkable age of 92 years. Nowithstanding his years, the deceased was quite active and retained the possession of his mental faculties almost to the last. Mr. Campbell was a native of Tyrone, Ireland whence he emigrated to Canada about 60 years ago. He lived in Toronto for eight years after his arrival in this country, and then moved to Caledon, settling on the farm on which he died. Prior to his departure from his native country, he married Miss Eliza Wray, who at the age of 94 years, is still hale and active, and as bright mentally as most people are at seventy. The late Mr. Campbell was a Presbyterian, being a member of Knox Church, Charleston, for many years. In politics, he gave an unswerving allegiance to the fortunes of the Conservative party.

He is survived by a family of two sons and two daughters. The sons are Joseph, on the homestead, and Chas., railway agent at Red Bluff, Cal., and for thirteen years C.P.R. agen at Caledon. The daughters are Mrs. William Stinson, of Albion and Mrs. Duncan McArthur, of Caledon. It is interesting to note that Mr. and Mrs. Campbell have lived to see their great great grand children, one of great grand daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Grahame, of Caledon, being the mother of two. There was a large turnout of sympathizing friends and neighbors at the funeral, which was held form the deceased's late home, to Charleston, cemetery, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. Stanley R. Robinson, of Caledon, conducted impressive services at the house and grave. ORANGEVILLE BANNER


Pennsylvania: Margaret A. Devlin Oct. 11, 1918
Margaret A., daughter of Arthur and Jane Devlin (nee Adams), of County Tyrone, Ireland. Funeral private, Wed., 10 a. m., residence of uncle, Michael Bradley, 2031 E. Clearfield st. Int. Cal, N. J.


Vancouver Sun & The Province; January 29, 2006
DESTOBEL, Edith - passed away peacefully January 24, 2006 at the KiwanasCare Center in North Vancouver. Born in the district of Caledon, Tyrone Ireland on August 15, 1920. A long time resident of North Vancouver she issurvived by her sons Dennis and Jim, Stepchildren Dennis, Gary and Jane;Sisters Phyllis, Elsie and Emily, Brothers Henry, Richard and Jim plus grandchildren. Edith will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver on Tuesday January 31, 2006 at 10:00 AM
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 1/28/2006 - 1/29/2006.


Toronto Star - (Jun/18/2007)
Michael Donaghy -
DONAGHY, Michael Henry Died on June 15, 2007, in Toronto. Born in Emyvale, County Tyrone, on September 30, 1932. Rooted in Dungloe and Ranafast, County Donegal. Educated in Athlone, County Westmeath. Adventurer in Scotland, Wales, and England. Settler in Canada. Mourned by his wife, Maureen; by his children, Greg (Mary), Mary, Tom (Siobh?n), and Fionnuala (Philippe); by his grandchildren, Katherine, Michael, and Stephen Donaghy; Monica, Brigid, and Naomi Trott (and their father, Murray); Liam and Hannah Donaghy; Anne-Mair?ad and Colin Lafaury; by his brothers P?id (June), Colm, Greg (Marcella) and sister-in-law Jane, and their families. Predeceased by his parents Owen and Brigid, and his brother Tony. Will be missed by relatives and friends in many countries. Visitation Tuesday June 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding Avenue, south of Steeles.). Funeral Mass on Wednesday June 20 at 10 a.m. at St Edward the Confessor Church (75 Churchill Ave.).


FRIZELL, William (Bill) passed on peacefully at St. Vincent's, Langara on January 17th,2004, predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Beulah, his parents, two brothers andone sister. Bill was born on November 25th, 1907 in Dungannon County Tyrone, Ireland.Bill joined B.C. Pulp & Paper in 1927 and settled in Port Alice. Bill's 45-year careeras a company accountant took him fromPort Alice to Woodfibre and Vancouver Head Officewith Rayonier Canada. He and Beulah retired in Vancouver, where he became involved inthe Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Association. His daughter Lynne Erin, son-in-law ArthurMcNamara of Sydney, Australia and brother Noel of New York survive Bill. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 02:30 PM, Monday, January 26, 2004 in Coast Plaza Hotel,1763 Comox Street.


The New Town Press
GROGAN, Teresa C. "Tess" Grogan (nee McGeary) age 88 years, of Clarksboro went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 9. Mrs. Grogan was born in County Tyrone, Ireland and lived in Clarksboro since 1945. She was a devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Paulsboro for over 60 years. Mrs. Grogan was also a member of The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart, Galbally Center, Ireland. She enjoyed gardening, walking through Clarksboro and spending time in the winter with family in Goodland, Florida.

She is survived by her children, Michael T. Grogan, Kevin Grogan and Francis J. and Patricia Grogan, all of Clarksboro; her grandchildren, William Shimp, Teresa Mulreany, Michael Shimp, Joseph Grogan, Alice Grogan, Jennifer Koehler, Amelia Grogan, Christopher Grogan, Sean Grogan, LeeAnne Grogan and Joshua Grogan; eight great-grandchildren and her brother, Kevin McGeary of Poughkeepsie, NY. Mrs. Grogan was predeceased by her beloved husband, Hugh Grogan; her daughter, Ann Margaret Shimp; her son, Hugh Grogan and her grandsons, Jeffrey Shimp and Kevin Michael Grogan.

Services were held in the McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro with interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woolwich Township. Contributions can be made in her memory to the Memorial Fund of St. John's Church, 647 Beacon Ave., Paulsboro, NJ 08066

Danvers Mirror, May 24, 1902, pg. 6/p
Rosetta Hopkins b. Moymore, Pomeroy, Co.Tyrone (married Matthew Kerans). She died in Danvers, MA, U.S.A. "Funeral services were held Sunday over the remains of Mrs. Rosetta Kerans, widow of Matthew Kerans, whose death occurred Friday night at the home of her son, Charles P. Kerans on Conant St. She was well advanced in years, but the cause of her death was unusual. She dropped the flat iron on her foot and gangrene ensued, causing blood poisoning."


Ottawa Free Press 1881 Mar 18, Hugh MCGUIRE, 64, of McTaggart St., a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, and a resident of Ottawa for the last 45 years


David Moore, son of Samuel And Maga (Maggie or Margery) Moore was born in Tyrone N. Ireland, May 10, 1844, and departed this life April 14,1930, aged 85 years 11 months and 4 days. He was united in Marriage to Elizabeth Miller, January 11, 1872. to this union were born 5 children, Geo. Moore of Kansas City, Kan, Maggy Fosnaugh, Lancaster, Ella Moore, Columbus: Chas. Moore, Amanda and John Moore Deceased. He also leaves three grandchildren 2 great-grand children and many friends to mourn their loss. He is the youngest and last of a family of 7 children who migrated from Ireland to United States with their parents in 1877


Samuel Moore died at the residence of his son-in-law, Henry Miller, in Clearcreek Township, Fairfield County. (Ohio)on 12th inst., aged 91 years and 9 month's. He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in April 1802. He was united in marriage in 1821 to Miss Margery Glass, who was also born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in June 1796, and died November 12, 1893, just two months preceeding her husband's death, aged 97 years and 6 months.

They emigrated to America and settled in Philadelphia, PA, in the year 1853. Three years later they moved to Hocking County, Ohio, where they moved to Colerain twonship, Ross county, O (Ohio). Here they continued to reside on their farm near Hallsville, until two years ago, when they were taken to Stoutsville where they might bavo the care of their only daughter, Mrs. Henry Miller. To this couple were born eight children, six of whom are living, Viz: Edward, James, and William in Kansas; Matthrew in Ross,county, O.; David and Mrs. Henry Miller near Stoutsville, Fairfield County. (1894 Jan. 12th.
submitted by Kyle M. Condon

William Moore died at his residence in Blackwell on Jan.27 aged about 67 years. He was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, when he moved at various times to Philadelphia, PA. Then to Hocking County, Ohio, to Jackson County, Kansas, to Elk County, Kansas finally coming to Blackwell at the opening of the Cherokee Strip. He was married Feb. 25, 1881, to Sarah Rose at Holton, KS and to them were six children born, one son and five daughters, five of whom with their mother survive to morn the loss of a devoted husband and father. He served in the Union army in the late civil war in Company E, 155th regiment of Ohio, and was discharged Aug. 27, 1864 at Camp Denison, Ohio. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the G.A.R. and was city treasurer of Blackwell county for several terms. He was well and favorably known and his death is greatly regretted. The funeral will occur tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the M.E. Church, interment in the Odd fellows Cemetery. (Kay County OK Obit. January 1906)

Mathew Moore is a native of the Emerald Isle, (County Tyrone, Ireland) of Scotch-Irish descent, born June 11, 1838, son of Samuel and Margy Glass, both natives of that same place. The Moore family emigrated to America in 1853, sailing from Londonderry, and landing in Philadelphia after a ocean voyage of seven weeks, during which time they experienced one very sever storm. From Philadelphia they came west to Ohio, and have since made their home in Ross County.

Mathew Moore is the fourth born in their family. For three years Mathew attended school in Philadelphia and during the day worked in a woolen factory. After coming to Ohio he engaged in farming and continued to live with his parents until a few years ago. For some time after coming here he worked out by the day and month. Mr. Moore was married in 1882 to Miss Sallie Rouse, a native of Hocking County, and daughter of John and Jane Rouse, her parents also being farmers. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have no children. Mr.Moore affiliates with Democratic party and has filled various local offices.

Mrs. Henry Miller (Jane Moore) died at her home in Stoutsville Sunday morning at three o'clock. Her death was due to pneumonia she had been a suffer for several years with paralysis. About a week ago she contracted the illness which was the cause of her death.

The deceased was born in Ireland April 17, 1844(5) she was the daughter of Samuel and Margery (Glass) Moore. She came to this country with her parents when she was eight years of age and located in Ross County, near Hallsville.

She is survived by her husband Henry Miller, and seven children. They are: Mrs. Emanuel Hutchins,of Amanda, Mrs. Edward Balthazer of Stoutsville, Mrs. Jacob Warner of Amanda, Harley Miller and Mrs. Samuel Gray of Columbus, Matt Miller and Miss Margaret Miller of Stoutsville. The funeral service were held Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Ruthford officated. Interment was in Maple Hill at Stoutsville.
submitted by Kyle M. Condon


Monday, November 26th 2007; NY Daily News
MC CARRON, Agnes on November 23, 2007. Formally of Trillick Co., Tyrone, Ireland. Beloved wife of the late Patrick Henry. Devoted mother of Maureen Mangan. and loving son-in-law Vincent. Adored grandmother to Patrick, Sheila, and Jacqueline. Greatgrandmother to Kailey, Lauren, and Ryan. Loved by many brothers and sisters, Mary Ann, Sarah, Cassie, Maggie, Michael, Terrence, Paul, Patrick, James and Charles, many nieces and nephews in Ireland and in the states. Reposing on Monday 2-5 & 7-9PM at KENNEDY-ROTH FUNERAL HOME, 41-45 58th St., Woodside. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Tuesday 9:45AM. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.


McCUTCHEON, David Emery
At his home at Woodingford Lodge, on Tuesday, May 31, 2005, David Emery McCUTCHEON of Woodstock in his 91st year. Born in Tyrone, Ireland on September 30, 1914, son of the late William and Elizabeth McCUTCHEON. Beloved husband for over 64 years of Pearl (née CRANE). Dear father of Margaret BUTLER and her husband Paul of Woodstock and Linda MARTIN and her husband Ron of Hamilton. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Kevin BUTLER (Lee-Ann) of Woodstock, Kim HARRIS (Chris) of Hamilton and Matt MARTIN (Sherri) of Hamilton, and great grandchildren Genny and Darcey BUTLER and Dylan HARRIS. Dear brother of Rebecca "Ruby" GOULDING (Walt) of London and the late Jack (late Margaret) and the late Bert (Beulah of Ingersoll). Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion service under the auspices of Branch 55, Woodstock will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 1:00 p.m with Rev. John VAN VLIET officiating. Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy 537-3611.


London Free Press 2005-06-01 published
McCAULEY, Hubert Roderick (Roy): Born August 14, 1929 on Puddle Alley, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland; died peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2002 in Palliative Care at St.Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Grace; children Jack(Betty), Janet (Paul), Becky (John); 6 grandchildren: Owen, Scott, Marla, Kevin,Kathleen and Lauren; brothers Jerry (Maggie) and Columba in Strabane and many nieces andnephews in Strabane and around the world. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made inRoy's memory to Palliative Care at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Special thanksto the caring staff in St. Paul's Palliative Ward _ your thoughtfulness meant more than words can say. No service by request.


Obituaries - Apr. 8, 2006 The Record - (Apr/9/2006) Waterloo Ontario

McGRATH, Kevin Francis - Died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Freeport Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the age of 82. Born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland in 1923, Kevin emigrated to Canada in 1956. Beloved husband of 54 years to Anne (nee Kerr). Loving father of Marie McGrath Davis and her husband Jim, and Granda of Aine, all of Breslau. Brother of Maeve (Tom) Huggins of Waterloo, Anna McGrath of Montreal, and Deirdre Emery of England. Kevin will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews especially, Aileen Laird and Mary Douthwaite and their families. Predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Maud McGrath, brothers, Gerard and Michael, sisters Molly and Bridie and two siblings in infancy. Kevin was a member of St. Boniface RC Church and co-owner of Monteith McGrath General Contractors in Waterloo. Kevin's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7 p.m. Morning prayers will be offered from the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, April 10, 2006 at 9:15 a.m. then transfer will be made to St. Boniface RC Church for Kevin's Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Canadian Wildlife Federation would be appreciated by the family. KEEP ON GOING One step won't take you very far; You've got to keep on walking. One word won't tell people who you are; You've got to keep on talking. One inch won't make you very tall; You've got to keep on growing. One little call won't do it all; You've got to keep on going.


1906 September 6,p.2:
James McKittrick: Mr. James McKittrick, an old resident of Amaranth township, died at his home in Orangeville on Sunday at the ripe age of 87 years. Deceased was born in Tyrone, Ireland, but came to Canada over half a century ago. He lived on lot 1,con.2, Amaranth, for many years, moving from there to lot 6 con. 2, Mono , and subsequently to Orangeville He is survived by five sons and two daughters, his wife having died on Nov. 1st last. The family are: - Robert, of Toronto; Joseph, of Shelburne, Jonah, of London; Thomas and Hugh, of Orangeville; Mrs. Henry Varcoe, Burk's Falls; and Mrs. Wm. Newman, of Toronto. The funeral took place to Greenwood cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. G.A. Rix, rector of St. Mark's, being the officiating clergyman.


Saskatoon, SK 04 Sep 2004
Margaret McLean December 7, 1905 to August 19, 2004 _ McLEAN Margaret passed away peacefully at Heritage Manor, Kindersley, SK, on August 19, 2004, at the age of 98 years. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her children: Anne (Wallace) Bruce of Kindersley, Isobel (Jack) Montgomery of Calgary, Hugh (Loretta) McLean of Kindersley, Frances (Tom) McManus of Kindersley, Beth (Dennis) Tillotson of Calgary; daughter-in-law, Mona McLean of Kindersley. Her eighteen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren. Her sister, Gertrude Knox of Northern Ireland as well as numerous family members all over the British Isles, New Zealand and Australia. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Edgar in 1980; son, Donald Edgar in 2002; as well as her parents, four sisters and five brothers. Margaret was born at Congo, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She was the eldest of eleven children born to Samuel Davidson and Mary Jane (McMinn). A very busy household to be the eldest of! Margaret caught the attention of Thomas Edgar (who was already farming in Canada at the time) at church one Sunday and he later asked for her hand in marriage. After nurses training in London, she embarked on the 'Ascania' to Canada where she arrived in Saskatoon and married her husband that very day July 9, 1931. They farmed south of Kindersley, where they raised their six children. Margaret was a warm hearted and generous person with a good sense of humor and a keen mind. It was Margaret's practice to read from the Bible each day to herself and anyone else who wished to participate. She carried this habit to her last days. Margaret's greatest joy was her family children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she welcomed each new member with delight. She loved the farm life, and especially the spring and truly believed 'in the bulb there is a flower'. Margaret and Edgar retired to their Kindersley home in later years. She became an active member of I.O.D.E., Order of the Eastern Star, Horticultural Society and St. Paul's UCW. Margaret was a people person and loved to visit with friends over a good cup of tea. She was also an avid letter writer, corresponding with family and friends all over the world. She kept up her fine art of letter writing until the last short while. Mother never forgot her native Northern Ireland but she embraced her new country and became a proud Canadian. She was an avid reader and had a keen interest in current affairs. She received and read the Kindersley Clarion, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix and her hometown paper the Tyrone Courier until her passing. Frequent games of scrabble freshened her memory. Margaret was always hospitable and loved having company. She enjoyed many visits from friends in her home and again at Heritage Manor where she resided happily for the past two and a half years. 'Every day is a good day', was her memorable catchphrase. In celebration of Margaret's life was held on Friday, August 27, 2004, at St. Paul's United Church in Kindersley with Pastors Lorna King and Chris Ewing officiating. Eulogist Hugh McLean; Reading by Isobel Montgomery; Organist Wilda Gardner; Solosit Laurie Thompson; Pallbearers were Grandsons Tom McLean, Jim McLean, Ed McLean, Stewart Bruce, Richard Bruce and Scott Dudley; Ushers were Barry Whatley, Wayne Torrens, Ray Francis, Ken Massey, Werner Krahn, Hugh Danielson. Honorary Pallbearers were all the wonderful caregivers at Heritage Manor and all those who shared in Margaret's life. Interment followed at Kindersley Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Kindersley Community Funeral Home. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, c/o Prairie Rose Floral & Gift, Box 1385, Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0.


BORN 1816; DIED 1916
Mrs. John MITCHELL Dies When Within a Few Months of the Century Owing to her great age Mrs. John MITCHELL, Alliston's centenarian, was unable to withstand a severe attack of bronchitis and in less than a week her physical resistance was overcome and on Tuesday of last week she succumbed shortly after eight o'clock in the morning. News of the death of Mrs. MITCHELL was received with much regret. There was a universal wish in town she might be spared till August next to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of her birth. Her health had been very good and there was every prospect of her surviving the winter till the variable weather conditions commenced to show in a slight cold which was followed by the fatal bronchitis. Deceased was truly one of the pioneers of this section of the province. She saw the township of Essa develop from the primeval forest to a highly arable agricultural district and the Boyne river was familiar to her before the name of Alliston had ever been mentioned.
Born in County Tyrone, Ireland, on August 14, 1816, Mrs. MITCHELL's earliest recollections are those of circumstances attending war, her father having fought under WELLINGTON in the Peninsular campaign and her uncles having fought in Waterloo the year before her birth. It was her lot to live through the whole Victorian Era and enjoy its many beneficient developments, but her last days were spent amid the sombre atmosphere produced by the war. In 1833 she was married to John MITCHELL and lived for some years near Cookstown in Tyrone before coming to Canada in 1844. Her first Canadian home was on the shores of the Bay of Qunite, but after a year there she moved with her husband and family to Essa township, making the trip to Toronto by water and from Toronto to Essa in a wagon. Trees had to be felled to build the house on lot 9, concession 3, and the forests yielded the meat which kept the settlers alive and the fuel which kept them comfortable. Whenever anything was wanted they had to go to York (Toronto) for it afoot.
Among the other settlers of that time where the STEPHENS, the HOODS, the RUTHVENS, the BRYCES, the WILKINSONS, the LIGGETTS, the McLELLANDS and the BRUCES. Some of them became discouraged or thought they could do better elsewhere and moved out, but others stayed and among them the MITCHELLS ...[at least one line missing]... They met the vicissitudes with light hearts and after years of labor prospered and about thirty years ago came to Alliston where Mr. MITCHELL died in 1891.
Mrs. MITCHELL was comparatively active till a few days before her death and retained all her faculties to a marked degree. Her mind was clear and retentive throughout her long life. Of later years reminiscences were her favorite topics and among other things she liked to discuss was the development of the Methodist church of which she had been a member for over fifty years, joining before the church was located in Alliston.
Two sons and four daughters survive -- James MITCHELL, Tossorontio; Geo. MITCHELL, Flesherton; Mrs. W. E. SOUTHGATE, Seaforth, Mrs. J. L. BEMROSE, Toronto; Mrs. J. A. MODEL, Toronto, and Miss P. MITCHELL, Alliston.
There are thirty-five grand children and twenty great grand children.
The funeral took place on Thursday last to the Alliston Union Cemetery, Rev. G. N. GREY conducting a service at the homeand at the grave side.
(Note: This obituary refers to Sarah Robinson MITCHELL) extracted by Patti Hand", handatvoyager.net.


1906 October 11, p.3:
Mrs. Margaret Moffatt - Mrs. Margaret Moffatt, one the earliest settlers in the township, died at her home, lot 17, con. 5, east Caledon, on Friday, after a short illness. The deceased who was 90 years of age, was the widow of the late Adam Moffatt, who died some 24 years ago. She was a native of Tyrone County, Ireland, whence she emigrated to Canada with her parents in the years 1832. She was married in 1836, and with her husband settled on lot 17, con.5 east, Caledon, where she has ever since resided.
Deceased was a devoted member of the Methodist church, having joined the church when only 12 years of age. She was a woman of many estimable qualities, and was greatly beloved by her neighbors and friends. She is survived by a family of nine??:-Samuel, of Mono; Robert, who conductes a blacksmithing business in Hockley; William, a farmer, near Charleston; Thos., on the homestead, James, of Orangevile; John, of Toronto, Mrs. Richard McCandless, of Albion; Mrs. Arthur Braden, Toronto; and Miss LIzzie, of Orangeville. The deceased was ill only a short time, and her death came quite unexpectedly. Considering her advanced age she was in the enjoyment of remarkably good health up to the time of her short illness. The remains were interred in Snell's burying ground, Mono, on Sunday afternoon. There was a very large attendance at the funeral. Rev. Mr. Burry, of Mono Mills, conducted the burial service, deceased's six sons acting as pall bearers Orangeville Banner.


Morrow, Robert John November 25, 1904 - October 19, 2000
Born on November 25, 1904 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and passed away in Regina on Thursday, October 19, 2000 at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Catherine (nee Irvine); his wife Ruby on January 26, 2000; his son Keith; his grandsons Barry and Timothy; five brothers and six sisters. Bob leaves to cherish his memory his children: Ken (Mona) of Regina; Janet (Bob) Ball of Calgary; Ruth (Lawrence) Ganshorn of Regina; Edith (Kevin) Reid of Moose Jaw and Robert Jr. of Regina; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-three grandchildren; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Bob came to Canada with his sister Mabel in 1923 arriving at Pasqua, SK. He then went to Woodrow in 1924. In 1926, he met Ruby Lowes and they were married in Moose Jaw on February 4, 1927. They worked on various farms around Regina and was hired on full time for the Cleansing and Sanitation Department for the City of Regina in 1929 and worked there till his retirement on May 1st, 1967. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, October 23, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Hoffman officiating. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home, on Sunday, October 22, 2000 from 7 - 9 p.m. in lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to a charity of choice.


Published: Thu, Nov 8, 2007
Obituary - Thomas John Mulholland
THOMAS John Mulholland died on October 2. He was 79 years old and died after a long illness. A Tyrone native, Thomas was born in Omagh on February 27 in the 'Back Alley' off Gallows Hill. Thomas was a keen sportsman when he lived in Omagh in various sports including boxing and football. During his fighting career he was known as Thomas Norton. Thomas moved to Nottingham in the 1950's with his wife Mary Ellen Mulholland (nee Quinn). There they had four children, Shaun, Angela, Bernadette and Maureen.

Even after he moved to Nottingham, Thomas still had a multitude of friends in Omagh, who always treated him and his family very well when they would come home to visit. Thomas was, and will always be a great man who will be sadly missed by his family in both Nottingham and Omagh respectively.


Monday, May 26, 2003, edition of The Western Star
MURRAY, Dr. Bernard Vincent Curling, NL Passed peacefully away at his home, on Friday, May 23rd, 2003 Dr. Bernard Vincent Murray, age 84. Leaving to mourn their sad loss his beloved wife of 49 years, Ursula (nee Benoit); sons: Patrick(Beverley),Gander,Lawrence(Lorna),Stephenville;special grandchildren: Tara and Tonya, Stephenville; sisters: Agnes Murray,Gertie Cassidy, Vera McCann, all of County Tyrone, Ireland, Winnie Murray, London, England; brothers: Cathal, Dan (Mary), County Tyrone, Ireland and a large number of relatives and friends. Resting at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Saturday evening from 7-9:00 p.m., Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m., and Monday, 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 27th, at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Curling, Fr. Bernard Buckle officiating. Interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lourdes. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church Memorial Fund.


Vancouver Sun and The Province; Vancouver,British Columbia;
January 12, 2005 Quinn, Dr. Michael James "Mickey"
QUINN _ Dr. Michael (Mickey) James. It is with sadness that the family of Michael James Quinn announces his death at St. Michael's Hospice in Burnaby, BC on January 10, 2005 at 1:10am, at the age of 87 years. Michael was born in Ardboe, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland on September 27, 1917. He emigrated to Canada in 1927 with his parents and four other siblings. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Hugh Quinn of St. Brides, AB. His two brothers, Hughie and Felix, his two sisters, Maggie Trimmer, Sally de La Salle, as well as his first wife Mary and his second wife Laura. Michael is survived by four sisters, Mary Ann Ingram, Teresa Young, Rose Sutherland, Brigid (Jerry) Desjarlais, sister-in-law Terry Quinn, brother-in-law Laurence Sutherland, numerous nieces and nephews and his companion Helen Pylypuk. The family acknowledges with thanks, the care that Dr. Lam and her oncologist staff at Burnaby Hospital gave to Michael and to St. Michael's Hospice Staff for the!
ir kind and loving care. We would also like to say thanks to Mike and Boba, care takers of Nelson Towers where Michael lived for 20 years for being there for Michael in his final days. Michael has requested a private service; cremation will take place with interment of cremated remains at Ocean View Burial Park, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 1:00pm. Fraser Heights Funeral Home (604) 589-2559
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 1/12/2005.


Comox Valley Obituaries Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 ROBERTS; Bethea; 4 Jan 1948; Port Alberni; age 69; ; ARG; 15 Jan 1948; 8;Born in Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Family members named..


Obituaries Friday, July 27, 2007 The Tidings Sister.
Mary Rice, SSL Funeral Mass was held recently at St. Mel Church in Woodland Hills for Sister of St. Louis Mary Rice (Sister Mary Eamon), who died May 18. She was a Sister of St. Louis for 67 years.Born in County Tyrone, Ireland, she entered the Sisters of St. Louis in 1940 and came to California in 1951. For over 28 years, Sister Rice was a teacher and/or principal in the following archdiocesan schools: St. Cyprian, Long Beach; St. Bede, La Cañada/Flintridge; St. Louis of France, La Puente; and Bishop Amat High School, La Puente.In her retirement years, Sister Rice ministered to homeless women in Los Angeles and volunteered at the Braille Institute. Survivors include her sister, Sister of St. Louis Kathleen Rice; sister-in-law, Angela Rice; and many nieces and nephews.


North County Times and The Californian
Norman Richardson, 82 ESCONDIDO -- Norman Richardson, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005.
Born Jan. 7, 1923, in County Tyrone, Ireland, he lived in Escondido for 21 years. He was a supervisor at Boeing Aircraft for 40 years, where his team built the Lunar Rover that went to the moon. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He enjoyed golf and tennis.
Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his wife, Pearle Richardson, in May 2005.
He is survived by his son, Kevin Richardson of Iowa; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law David and Peggy Stackle; daughter Karen Grier of Seattle; grandchildren Kirk and Mark; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1800 Country Club Lane in Escondido with the Rev. Doug officiating.
A private cremation is planned.
The family suggests donations to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1800 W. Country Club Lane, Escondido, CA 92026, or the American Lung Association, 150 Valpreda Road, San Marcos, CA 92069.
McLeod Mortuary is handling arrangements.


obituaries (11/25/03)
SKIFFINGTON Elizabeth Mary (Betty). Died on November 23rd, Feast of Christthe King. Born September 20, 1932 in Dublin, Ireland. One of eight children of Vincent and Josephine Murnaghan of Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Betty is survived by her husband Maurice, sons Sean (Rebecca),Terry (Cindy), Alan (Ruth), daughter Ngaire (Brian Roberts), and eight grandchildren. Also by brothers Vincent, Anthony, and sisters Colette andLucille in Ireland and England. Betty qualified as a Physiotherapist and in 1957 came to Canada, where she worked in Powell River, New Westminister andVancouver. She met Maurice in Vancouver and they were married in 1960. They spent three years in New Zealand, returning to Vancouver in1965. In 1972 thefamily moved to Victoria where Betty again took up her favourite sports of badminton and tennis. Victoria also provided the setting for her passion forgardening. Betty worked at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and Pearkes Clinic.Her family was her life and her grandchildren were a constant source of joy.Betty was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Parish.
A prayer service willbe held on Wednesday, November 26th at 7:00 pm at St. Patrick's Church at2060 Haultain St. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father Peter Ho on Thursday, November 27th at 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. A receptionwill take place immediately following at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall at St.Patrick's. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr.Kevin Wylie the Palliative Response Team and the Home Care Nurses for their incredible compassion and expertise. We are also truly grateful forthe prayers and support offered by so many special friends and family.
Inlieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund c/oQueen Alexandra Center for Children's Health, and The Andrew Horn NursingBursary c/o Camosun College.Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250 Mail this ad to a friend.


Kelowna Captial News - Apr/30/2008 Albert Thomas Smyth Feb. 8, 1924 - Oct. 13, 2007
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing on October 13th of our 'Go-to-Guy.' Albert leaves his wife Maida after 56 years of an amazingly loving and supportive marriage, his daughter & son-in-law Bev & Chuck Lohm, grandchildren Jeff & Carissa Lohm, Shannon & Paul Leadbeater and great-granddaughter Rachel Leadbeater, sister Gladys Noort (Bill) & brother Aubrey. Grandsons-of-the-heart are Owen Coulter & Mike Wainwright.
Albert came with his family to Canada in 1925 from his birthplace in Castlederg, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, settling in Port Coquitlam in 1934. A tank driver/mechanic in WWII serving in the Netherlands, he spent a year at university in London before returning home to PoCo. He worked at Essondale until 1957 when he became Business Manager for Haney Correctional Institution. The last few years of his career was as Regional Business Manager for BC Corrections.
An active member of Trinity United Church for more than 70 years, Albert's second family was the church choir. When he wasn't heading out the door with his toolbox to help someone, he enjoyed bowling, curling and beating us all at crib. He travelled extensively but his paradise on earth was his cabin at Green Lake in the Cariboo. We will miss Albert's gentle strength, wisdom, sense of humour, quick wit and the twinkle in his eyes but we will hold him in our hearts forever.
The family would like to thank Dr. Hasham, Elgin Medical and the staff at Eagle Ridge Hospital for taking such good care of him. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave, PoCo on Thursday, Oct. 18th at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Trinity United Church Memorial Fund or the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.


Comox Valley Record Courtenay, BC Kelowna Captial News - (Apr/25/2008)
Olive passed away on April 6, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Webb. Survived by her children, Michelle and Marc and their father Robert St-Jules, her granddaughter Clairity, one sister and two brothers in the UK, numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends worldwide.
Olive was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1943. She attended Teacher's College in Belfast and emigrated to Victoria in 1967. Olive married in 1968, moved to Gold River and continued teaching for 20 years. Upon retirement in 1987, the family relocated to a hobby farm in Courtenay.
Olive was an avid reader, gardener, baker and crafter. Each spring she eagerly anticipated the return of hummingbirds to her garden. Olive enriched the lives of many children and families throughout her teaching career. Olive was active in her community and enjoyed meeting people from around the world.
Olive volunteered her time with the hospital auxilliary, soup kitchen, kids' lunch programs, special needs & BCCTRA.
A Celebration of mom's life will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2:00 pm at her home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to St. Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care Foundation.
We will miss her dearly.






Added April 2009

SOME OBITUARIES OF CO. TYRONE PEOPLE

From ONTARIO'S CHRISTIAN GUARDIAN 1861- 1870

BEATTY, Mrs. Eliza was born in County Tyrone, Irelad, married William Beatty c.1834, and came to Canada with her husband in 1841, settling in Vaughn. 10 years later, they moved to Blanchard, where she died, 16th ult.; age. 56 -April 2,1862 p. 55, 0., dated March 1862.

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Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 1/28/2006 - 1/29/2006
DESTOBEL Edith passed away peacefully January 24, 2006 at the Kiwanas Care Center in North Van-couver. Born in the district of Caledon,Tyrone Ireland on August 15, 1920. A long time resident of North Vancouver she is survived by her sons Dennis and Jim, Stepchildren Dennis, Gary and Jane; Sisters Phyllis, Elsie and Emily, Brothers Henry, Richard and Jim plus grandchildren. Edith will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver on Tuesday January 31, 2006 at 10:00 AM

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Vancouver BC Canada January 24, 2004
FRIZELL William (Bill) passed on peacefully at St. Vincent's, Langara on January 17th,2004, predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Beulah, his parents, two brothers and one sister. Bill was born on November 25th, 1907 in Dungannon County Tyrone, Ireland. Bill joined B.C. Pulp & Paper in 1927 and settled in Port Alice. Bill's 45-year career as a company accountant took him from Port Alice to Woodfibre and Vancouver Head Office with Rayonier Canada. He and Beulah retired in Vancouver, where he became involved in the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Association. His daughter Lynne Erin, son-in-law Arthur McNamara of Sydney, Australia and brother Noel of New York survive Bill. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 02:30 PM, Monday, January 26, 2004 in Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street.

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British Dental Journal 193, 238 (2002)
Published online: 24 August 2002
GALLAGHER John Patrick
John Gallagher died suddenly in his dental practice on 30th May 2002 at the age of 70. For several months prior to his death he had quietly suffered the gradually worsening symptoms of aortic stenosis, heart failure and ischaemic heart disease.
He was born in Pomeroy, County Tyrone on 12th June 1931. He grew up in Port Stewart, County Londonderry. In his youth John was a somewhat fearless individual who enjoyed high diving off rocks and promontories into the sea near his home. He attended St. Columbs College where he excelled in several sports including rugby. After school, John entered Queen's University Belfast to study medicine. As a student he represented Queen's University in rugby and was captain of the boxing team. After completing his second MB exam, following the death of his father in 1954, he decided to change from medicine to dentistry. He graduated BDS in 1958 and was awarded the annual hospital prize in dental surgery for his performance on graduation. He started his career as a dental house surgeon at The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. After several thoroughly enjoyable years, he left the hospital service to work in practice. Having worked in practice near Belfast he moved to England in 1962. He first worked as an associate at a practice in Brockley, Southeast London. Following this he started work as an associate in Otford, Kent and in 1964 purchased his own practice in Orpington, Kent. He initially divided his time between the two practices but as his Orpington practice became established he left the Otford practice. Many of his patients from Otford were then prepared to travel the extra ten miles to see him. He worked tirelessly as a single-handed practitioner providing NHS treatment to all his patients. He enjoyed his work so much that he did not want to retire and only retired from NHS practice after his seventieth birthday. Many of his patients wrote to the family after his death to acknowledge his kind caring service over thirty-six years. He had been the family dentist for three generations of a significant number of his patients' families.
John had a keen desire not only to serve his patients, but also his profession, his community and his country. As a dental student he joined the territorial army. As a young dentist he enjoyed parachuting and skydiving and was the proud wearer of the red beret when he served as an "ever ready" Territorial Army parachute medic. John progressed up the ranks of the Royal Army Dental Corps (V). Prior to his retirement from the territorial army in 1986, he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was acting commanding officer of 257 General Hospital Unit (V) based at the Duke of York Headquarters, Chelsea. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration for his service.
He will be remembered by many for his service on the Bromley LDC. He was a member of the British Dental Association until he died. He served on the committee of the Bromley and Beckenham Section of the BDA as chairman from 1989 to 1990 and honorary secretary from 1991 to 1993. He subsequently served as the Bromley and Beckenham section southern counties council representative from 1993 until his death. He was very keen to promote dentistry and to support his colleagues through the BDA and LDC. John will be remembered by his local dental colleagues as a witty raconteur and amiable host. He was often called upon to propose a toast of thanks to the after-dinner speakers at the monthly BDA section meetings. His charm and wit were also put to good use at the committee table on several occasions.
As well as his activities promoting dentistry, John was keen to serve the wider community and to this end served as a Justice of the Peace at Bromley Magistrates Court for 14 years until he retired from the bench in 2001. He had a reputation for kindness and fairness and was well respected by his colleagues on the bench. In his later years John enjoyed playing golf and played regularly with a group of friends including several dentists. The group made many memorable golfing expeditions to courses in Britain and Europe, especially France which John particularly enjoyed as he was a fluent French speaker. John leaves behind his beloved wife of thirty-seven years Maura and his children James, Shauna, Patricia and three grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and patients.
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"The New Town Press" March 2007
GROGAN Teresa C. "Tess" Grogan (nee McGeary) age 88 years, of Clarksboro went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 9. Mrs. Grogan was born in County Tyrone, Ireland and lived in Clarksboro since 1945. She was a devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Paulsboro for over 60 years. Mrs. Grogan was also a member of The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart, Galbally Center, Ireland. She enjoyed gardening, walking through Clarksboro and spending time in the winter with family in Goodland, Florida.
She is survived by her children, Michael T. Grogan, Kevin Grogan and Francis J. and Patricia Grogan, all of Clarksboro; her grandchildren, William Shimp, Teresa Mulreany, Michael Shimp, Joseph Grogan, Alice Grogan, Jennifer Koehler, Amelia Grogan, Christopher Grogan, Sean Grogan, LeeAnne Grogan and Joshua Grogan; eight great-grandchildren and her brother, Kevin McGeary of Poughkeepsie, NY. Mrs. Grogan was predeceased by her beloved husband, Hugh Grogan; her daughter, Ann Margaret Shimp; her son, Hugh Grogan and her grandsons, Jeffrey Shimp and Kevin Michael Grogan.
Services were held in the McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro with interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woolwich Township. Contributions can be made in her memory to the Memorial Fund of St. John's Church, 647 Beacon Ave., Paulsboro, NJ 08066.

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The Guardian
PJ Gillan and Richard Pine
Monday February 12, 2007
KIELY Benedict
The Irish writer Benedict Kiely, who has died aged 87, overcame the banning of three early novels to enjoy a long and successful literary career. Under Ireland's censorship laws (since relaxed), the books were deemed to be "in general tendency indecent or obscene".
Kiely's first book, Counties of Contention: a Study of the Origins and Implications of the Partition of Ireland (1945), reflected the moderate nationalism that he adhered to all his life. His Poor Scholar (1947) is a critical biography of William Carleton, a pioneer of the modern Irish short story and a major influence on Kiely himself. Modern Irish Fiction (1950) is a work of assured literary criticism.
Born into a family of six children near Dromore, County Tyrone, Kiely grew up in Omagh, where he was educated by the Christian Brothers. His father was a Boer War veteran, who later worked as a survey measurer, or "chain man", for the Ordnance Survey. Although the town was largely free of the sectarianism associated with Northern Ireland, intolerance did occasionally rear its head. Kiely, who as a boy played outside-right for Omagh Corinthians and wore his hair in the manner of Dixie Dean, was suspended from the Gaelic Athletic Association "for being spotted by a member of the Gaelic vigilance committee playing a foreign game with Protestant boys in a Protestant field".
As a schoolboy, he dutifully read the prescribed essays of Addison, Belloc, Chesterton, Hazlitt and Lamb; for pleasure, he read Zane Gray and Edgar Wallace. He was once impressed by a teacher who interrupted a trigonometry lesson to make an impassioned defence of James Joyce - a remarkable introduction to the great writer from an Irish Christian Brother who, as Kiely later remarked, "made us realise that there was a world where books mattered".
In 1937 Kiely entered a Jesuit seminary to study for the priesthood. But during a lengthy convalescence from a tubercular spinal ailment, he decided that the religious life was not for him, and instead enrolled for an arts degree at University College, Dublin (UCD), where he was involved in the production of a poetry broadsheet and was a member of the literature society. He graduated in 1943.
By the time his first novel, Land Without Stars, was published in 1946, Kiely was a leaderwriter on the Irish Independent - his instructions were to "avoid coming to any conclusion about anything". But in 1950 he resigned. The banning of his novel In a Harbour Green (1949) had not endeared him to the management; furthermore, a positive review he wrote of George Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer prompted complaint from readers and Kiely was no longer asked to review plays. A friend suggested he would be happier at the Irish Press, where he then spent almost 15 years as literary editor. He retired from full-time journalism in the mid-1960s, became a visiting professor of creative writing at several American universities, and later lectured at UCD.
Kiely's narrative style owes much to the tradition of country storytelling and shares some characteristics with Joyce and Flann O'Brien. He drew on his abandoned religious vocation and the experience of illness in such novels as Honey Seems Bitter (1952), There Was an Ancient House (1955) and Dogs Enjoy the Morning (1968). The Cards of the Gambler (1953) is regarded as one of his best, and others combine elements of fantasy and reality.
His forte, however, was the short story. An early story, King's Shilling, was published in the Irish Bookman, and later stories appeared in the New Yorker, the Kenyon Review and other American magazines. At his best, Kiely came close to matching Frank O'Connor, who championed his work, and Sean O'Faolain.
His work is informed by a deep affection for and exasperation with Ireland, and by an inclusive sense of history and tradition. This is underscored by the anger evident in his last two novels, Proxopera (1977) and Nothing Happens in Carmincross (1985), which deal with political violence. In all, he published 10 novels and four volumes of stories, as well as travel books and anthologies. Two volumes of memoirs deal mainly with the Dublin of the 1940s and 1950s. A renowned raconteur, he was also a popular broadcaster. Kiely was awarded honorary doctorates by the National University of Ireland and the Queen's University, Belfast. In 1996 he received the highest honour of Aosdána, the Irish artists' body, when he was elected a Saoi, in recognition of his contribution to literature. In 1944 he married Maureen O'Connell, who predeceased him; they had one son and three daughters. His second wife Frances survives him.

Benedict Kiely, writer, broadcaster and journalist, born August 15 1919; died February 8 2007

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Union County New Jersey Obituary
KIRCHOFER Susan , 87
Susan Frances Toner Kirchofer, 87, of Plainfield died on Saturday, January 27, at home. Born in Cooktown, County Tyrone Ireland, she came to the United States with her family at age 3. She had lived in Elizabeth, Roselle, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, South Plainfield and Brick before returning to Plainfield. Mrs. Kirchofer had worked as a nurse at Bonnie Burn Hospital, now known as Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights, from 1932 to 1942. She had also been employed as a nurse for the Abbott Manor Nursing Home in Plainfield. She was a member of the former Ancient Order of the Hibernians of Plainfield and an active member and Past President of the Jefferson School Parent Teacher Association in Plainfield, a Cub Scout den mother for Jefferson School and a member of the South Plainfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 6763 Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Kirchofer, and by her two sisters, Theresa Young and Mary Ellen Callahan. Surviving are two daughters, Susan V. Kirchofer of San Clemente, Calif. and Patricia Wyckoff of South Plainfield; a son, William A. Kirchofer, also of South Plainfield; a brother, Gerald Toner of Roselle; two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, January 31, from the McCriskin Home For Funerals in South Plainfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in South Plainfield. Interment took place at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains. February 1, 2001

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LEGGETT David
On Wednesday, April 14, 2004, David James Liggett, late of Pangman, passed away at the Radville Marian Health Centre, at the age of 92 years. David James Liggett was born March 5, 1912, the eldest of 13 children, to David and Lydia Liggett of Corbo, Clogher County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Dave came to Canada to his uncle James' farm at Moreland 75 years ago. He worked on that farm and many others in the Lang and Yellow Grass area throughout the 30's. He enlisted in the Canadian army in April 1943 and served in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany in the service corps. in 1944 and 1945. He was a life long member of the Canadian Legion. On August 4, 1943 he married Henrietta (Net) Smith in Vancouver, BC. She had been a neighbour's daughter at Moreland. They celebrated their 60th anniversary last August. After the war they returned to Saskatchewan in 1947 to farm his uncle's farm at Moreland for some 30 years before retiring to Pangman. Dave served on the Red Rose School Board and the Milestone School Board. From 1970-1980 Dave served as councillor for the R.M. of Norton and from 1980 to 1986 as Reeve. He remained active until quite recently, living at home until 2002 when he moved to the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman. Dave had been able to return to Ireland for many visits and he also enjoyed hosting visits from brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews from Ireland. Predeceased by his parents, David A. and Lydia Liggett; brothers: Sam, Joe, Robert, Fred, John and Tom; sisters: Isabella Giles and Molly (Mary) Sloan. David is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Henrietta of Pangman; two sons: Jim (Marla) Liggett of Winner, South Dakota, USA and his children: Leslie (Kevin) Cleary and son Casey; Jason Liggett and son Wylie Fauth; and Fred (Vera Knox) of Pangman; one brother, George (Isa) Liggett of Clogher, County Tyrone, N. Ireland; three sisters: Kitty Mayne of Clogher, County Tyrone, N. Ireland; Anna Porter of Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, N. Ireland; and Charlotte (George) McCrory of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, N. Ireland; brothers-in-law: George Smith of White Rock, BC and Henry (Opal) Smith of White Rock, BC; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m. from the Pangman Rec. Centre, Pangman, with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Honorary pallbearers were: John Didrick, Bill Doughty, Bert Kessler, Stan Doughty, Don Wilson and Barry Morrow. Grandchildren, Leslie and Jason participated in the service. The Last Post Service included members of Pangman Legion Branch #180 and Dwight and Edna Morrison from Bengough. Interment will be at a later date. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of David Liggett may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Deep South Personal Care Home. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.

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Killens Cemetery, Auchacloy/Aghaloo Parish Co. Tyrone
Erected by Patrick McCANN in loving memory of his father Patrick McCANN died 5th April 1878, also his mother Anne McCANN died 4th Aug. 1896, also his brother James, died 24 March 1924, also his sister Annie, died 29th Nov 1926. Also John McKENNA Knocknaroy died 21st June 1972aged 72 years His Wife Mary Jane, died 29th Dec. 1984 aged 87 years
R.I.P.

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Vancouver BC Canada Jul 27, 2002
McCAULEY _ Hubert Roderick (Roy): Born August 14, 1929 on Puddle Alley, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland; died peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2002 in Palliative Care at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Grace; children Jack (Betty), Janet (Paul), Becky (John); 6 grandchildren: Owen, Scott, Marla, Kevin, Kathleen and Lauren; brothers Jerry (Maggie) and Columba in Strabane and many nieces and nephews in Strabane and around the world. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy's memory to Palliative Care at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Special thanks to the caring staff in St. Paul's Palliative Ward _ your thoughtfulness meant more than words can say. No service by request.

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Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/10/2008
McCUSKER - Patrick Laurence November 13, 1940 - September 2, 2008 It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Patrick at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born in Dromore, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and moved to Canada in 1964. Patrick will be sadly missed by his friend Lee; son Tony; daughter Angela (Dave); ex-wife Sarah; grandchildren, Trevor, Tyler,Sean, Nolan and Kaleigh; his brothers Gerald (Margaret), Desmond (Patricia); sisters Dolly (Joe), Josephine (James), Philomena (Terence), Anne (Patrick), Monica (Benny). Private arrangements have been made. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Union Gospel Mission.

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February 17, 2002 Orange County Publications, a division of Ottaway Newspapers
McLAUGHLIN . MARY BRIDGET (MONGAN) McLAUGHLIN Goshen, N.Y. Mary Bridget (Mongan) McLaughlin entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 14, 2002, at her daughter Patricia's home in Dumont, N.J. surrounded by her children. She was 92. She was the daughter of the late Michael Arthur and Bridget Moss Mongan, she was born April 19, 1909, in County Tyrone Northern Ireland. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years, Owen McLaughlin; her daughters, Sally McLaughlin and Bernadette Alston; her son, Patrick James McLaughlin; her brothers, Arthur, Edward and Patrick Mongan; and a great-granddaughter, Rebecca McLaughlin. She is survived by three sons, Michael McLaughlin and his wife, Rose, of Deer Park, Long Island, Owen McLaughlin and his wife, Bonnie, of Goshen and William McLaughlin and his wife, Barbara, of Middle Island; five daughters, Alice Owney and her husband, Arthur, of Middletown, Patricia McShea and Margaret Arroyo of Dumont, N.J., Cathleen McCormick and her husband, Joseph, of Middletown and Jane Lovrich of Northvale, N.J.; 29 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Michael Mongan and his wife, Mary, of Co Antrim, Northern Ireland; a sister, Nellie Collins of Nottingham, England; a sister-in-law, Kathleen McLaughlin of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; and many nieces and nephews. She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Goshen. She was a retired food handler for Fedco Foods Inc., New York. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court Rosemary of Middletown; the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 4, of Middletown; the Irish American Society of Middletown; and the Orange County Citizens Welfare Committee. She was a volunteer at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, February 18, at Donovan Funeral Home, 82, S. Church St., Goshen. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Goshen. In lieu of flowers, donations for votive lights for St. Patrick's Shrine at Our Lady of Mount Carmel National Shrine in Middletown, or to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements by Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen.

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Saskatoon, SK 04 Sep 2004
McLEAN Margaret December 7, 1905 to August 19, 2004 passed away peacefully at Heritage Manor, Kindersley, SK, on August 19, 2004, at the age of 98 years. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her children: Anne (Wallace) Bruce of Kindersley, Isobel (Jack) Montgomery of Calgary, Hugh (Loretta) McLean of Kindersley, Frances (Tom) McManus of Kindersley, Beth (Dennis) Tillotson of Calgary; daughter-in-law, Mona McLean of Kindersley. Her eighteen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren. Her sister, Gertrude Knox of Northern Ireland as well as numerous family members all over the British Isles, New Zealand and Australia. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Edgar in 1980; son, Donald Edgar in 2002; as well as her parents, four sisters and five brothers. Margaret was born at Congo, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She was the eldest of eleven children born to Samuel Davidson and Mary Jane (McMinn). A very busy household to be the eldest of Margaret caught the attention of Thomas Edgar (who was already farming in Canada at the time) at church one Sunday and he later asked for her hand in marriage. After nurses training in London, she embarked on the 'Ascania' to Canada where she arrived in Saskatoon and married her husband that very day July 9, 1931. They farmed south of Kindersley, where they raised their six children. Margaret was a warm hearted and generous person with a good sense of humor and a keen mind. It was Margaret's practice to read from the Bible each day to herself and anyone else who wished to participate. She carried this habit to her last days. Margaret's greatest joy was her family children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she welcomed each new member with delight. She loved the farm life, and especially the spring and truly believed 'in the bulb there is a flower'. Margaret and Edgar retired to their Kindersley home in later years. She became an active member of I.O.D.E., Order!of the Eastern Star, Horticultural Society and St. Paul's UCW. Margaret was a people person and loved to visit with friends over a good cup of tea. She was also an avid letter writer, corresponding with family and friends all over the world. She kept up her fine art of letter writing until the last short while. Mother never forgot her native Northern Ireland but she embraced her new country and became a proud Canadian. She was an avid reader and had a keen interest in current affairs. She received and read the Kindersley Clarion, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix and her hometown paper the TyroneCourier until her passing. Frequent games of scrabble freshened her memory. Margaret was always hospitable and loved having company. She enjoyed many visits from friends in her home and again at Heritage Manor where she resided happily for the past two and a half years. 'Every day is a good day', was her memorable catchphrase. In celebration of Margaret's life was held on Friday, August 27, 2004, at St. Paul's United Church in Kindersley with Pastors Lorna King and Chris Ewing officiating. Eulogist Hugh McLean; Reading by Isobel Montgomery; Organist Wilda Gardner; Solosit Laurie Thompson; Pallbearers were Grandsons Tom McLean, Jim McLean, Ed McLean, Stewart Bruce, Richard Bruce and Scott Dudley; Ushers were Barry Whatley, Wayne Torrens, Ray Francis, Ken Massey, Werner Krahn, Hugh Danielson. Honorary Pallbearers were all the wonderful caregivers at Heritage Manor and all those who shared in Margaret's life. Interment followed at Kindersley Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Kindersley Community Funeral Home. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, c/o Prairie Rose Floral & Gift, Box 1385, Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0.

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San Francisco Daily Examiner, 23 October 1878.

McMASTER--In this city, October 22d, R.J. McMASTER, a native of Omagh,County of Tyrone Ireland, aged 27 years."

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San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar 1908
McMENAMIN--In this city, March 2, James beloved husband of Mary L. McMENAMIN, loving father of James T., Sarah L. and Agnes D. McMENAMIN and brother of John and Patrick McMENAMIN and Mrs. Peter LOWARY, a native of County Tyrone Ireland, aged 50 years."

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The Western Star - May 26, 2003
MURRAY, Dr. Bernard Vincent Curling, NL
Passed peacefully away at his home, on Friday, May 23rd, 2003 Dr. Bernard Vincent Murray, age 84. Leaving to mourn their sad loss his beloved wife of 49 years, Ursula (nee Benoit); sons: Patrick (Beverley), Gander, Lawrence (Lorna), Stephenville; special grandchildren: Tara and Tonya, Stephenville; sisters: Agnes Murray, Gertie Cassidy, Vera McCann, all of County Tyrone, Ireland, Winnie Murray, London, England; brothers: Cathal, Dan (Mary), County Tyrone Ireland and a large number of relatives and friends. Resting at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Saturday evening from 7-9:00 p.m., Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m., and Monday, 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 27th, at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Curling, Fr. Bernard Buckle officiating. Interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lourdes. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church Memorial Fund.

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Vancouver Sun on 1/12/2005
QUINN _ Dr. Michael (Mickey) James. It is with sadness that the family of Michael James Quinn announces his death at St. Michael's Hospice in Burnaby, BC on January 10, 2005 at 1:10am, at the age of 87 years. Michael was born in Ardboe, Co.Tyrone, Northern Ireland on September 27, 1917. He emigrated to Canada in 1927 with his parents and four other siblings. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Hugh Quinn of St. Brides, AB. His two brothers, Hughie and Felix, his two sisters, Maggie Trimmer, Sally de La Salle, as well as his first wife Mary and his second wife Laura. Michael is survived by four sisters, Mary Ann Ingram, Teresa Young, Rose Sutherland, Brigid (Jerry) Desjarlais, sister-in-law Terry Quinn, brother-in-law Laurence Sutherland, numerous nieces and nephews and his companion Helen Pylypuk. The family acknowledges with thanks, the care that Dr. Lam and her oncologist staff at Burnaby Hospital gave to Michael and to St. Michael's Hospice Staff for their kind and loving care. We would also like to say thanks to Mike and Boba, care takers of Nelson Towers where Michael lived for 20 years for being there for Michael in his final days. Michael has requested a private service; cremation will take place with interment of cremated remains at Ocean View Burial Park, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 1:00pm. Fraser Heights Funeral Home (604) 589-2559

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Tidings On-line Friday, July 27, 2007
RICE Sr. Mary SSL
Funeral Mass was held recently at St. Mel Church in Woodland Hills for Sister of St. Louis Mary Rice (Sister Mary Eamon), who died May 18. She was a Sister of St. Louis for 67 years.Born in County Tyrone, Ireland, she entered the Sisters of St. Louis in 1940 and came to California in 1951. For over 28 years, Sister Rice was a teacher and/or principal in the following archdiocesan schools: St. Cyprian, Long Beach; St. Bede, La Cañada/Flintridge; St. Louis of France, La Puente; and Bishop Amat High School, La Puente.
In her retirement years, Sister Rice ministered to homeless women in Los Angeles and volunteered at the Braille Institute. Survivors include her sister, Sister of St. Louis Kathleen Rice; sister-in-law, Angela Rice; and many nieces and nephews.

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Victoria Times Colonist (11/25/03)
SKIFFINGTON Elizabeth Mary (Betty). Died on November 23rd, Feast of Christ the King. Born September 20, 1932 in Dublin, Ireland. One of eight children of Vincent and Josephine Murnaghan of Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Betty is survived by her husband Maurice, sons Sean (Rebecca), Terry (Cindy), Alan (Ruth), daughter Ngaire (Brian Roberts), and eight grandchildren. Also by brothers Vincent, Anthony, and sisters Colette and Lucille in Ireland and England. Betty qualified as a Physiotherapist and in 1957 came to Canada, where she worked in Powell River, New Westminister and Vancouver. She met Maurice in Vancouver and they were married in 1960. They spent three years in New Zealand, returning to Vancouver in1965. In 1972 the family moved to Victoria where Betty again took up her favourite sports of badminton and tennis. Victoria also provided the setting for her passion for gardening. Betty worked at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and Pearkes Clinic. Her family was her life and her grandchildren were a constant source of joy.
Betty was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Parish. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, November 26th at 7:00 pm at St. Patrick's Church at 2060 Haultain St. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father Peter Ho on Thursday, November 27th at 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. A reception will take place immediately following at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall at St. Patrick's. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Kevin Wylie, the Palliative Response Team and the Home Care Nurses for their incredible compassion and expertise. We are also truly grateful for the prayers and support offered by so many special friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund c/o Queen Alexandra Center for Children's Health, and The Andrew Horn Nursing Bursary c/o Camosun College.

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Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/16/2007.
SMYTH ,Albert Thomas February 8, 1924 October 13, 2007 It is with heavyhearts that we announce the passing on October 13th of our `Go-to-Guy.'Albert leaves his wife Maida after 56 years of an amazingly loving and supportive marriage, his daughter and son-in-law Bev and Chuck Lohm,grandchildren Jeff and Carissa Lohm, Shannon and Paul Leadbeater andgreat-granddaughter Rachel Leadbeater, sister Gladys Noort (Bill) andbrother Aubrey. Grandsons-of-the-heart are Owen Coulter & Mike Wainwright.
Albert came with his family to Canada in 1925 from his birthplace in Castlederg, County Tyrone Northern Ireland, settling in Port Coquitlam in1934. A tank driver/mechanic in WWII serving in the Netherlands, he spent ayear at university in London before returning home to PoCo. He worked at Essondale until 1957 when he became Business Manager for Haney CorrectionalInstitution. The last few years of his career was as Regional BusinessManager for BC Corrections. An active member of Trinity United Church for more than 70 years, Albert's second family was the church choir. When he wasn't heading out the door with his toolbox to help someone, he enjoyed bowling, curling and beating us all at crib. He travelled extensively but his paradise on earth was his cabin at Green Lake in the Cariboo. We will miss Albert's gentle strength, wisdom, sense of humour, quick wit and the twinkle in his eyes but we will hold him in our hearts forever. The family would like to thank Dr. Hasham and the staff at Elgin Medical and Eagle Ridge Hospital for taking such good care of him. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave, PoCo on Thursday, October 18th at 11:00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Trinity United Church Memorial Fund or the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.

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Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -9/14/2008
TENER Gordon Malcolm November 24, 1927 - September 7, 2008 Our brother, uncle and friend ended his life's journey in Vancouver close to where he lived and worked for most of his 80 years. Gordon pursued a life of science and research (including U. Wisconsin and U. Auckland) and was for severaldecades a Professor of Biochemistry at UBC and a biomedical researcher. Gordon greatly enjoyed the successes of his research colleagues and his students alike. He was part of a real company of adventurers in early days of genetic research and was counted as contributing not only valuableprocedures but adding much to the spiritual and intellectual well-being of the group at UBC (which included Drs. Jack Campbell, Gordon Shrum, Ian Gillam, Nobel Prize Researchers H. Gobind Khorana and Michael Smith and others, all of whom he counted as friends). Never married, Gordon was a loved Uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by father John F. Tener (in turn, son of John Frost Tener born Co. Tyrone ), mother Charlotte Evelyn Tener and brother David. He was a beloved brother to sisters Kathleen in Penticton, Doreen (Paul) in Merritt, Veronica in England, sister-in-law Trudy in Langley as well as brothers John (Josie) in Ottawa and Robert (Jean) in Calgary. Gordon enjoyed music and photography, was a prolific reader and a member of the RVYC. Having travelled the world during hisworking years, he loved the British Columbia coast where he found great beauty and enjoyment, first of all camping with the Jack Campbells and then exploring waters from the Gulf Islands to the Broughtons aboard Larus I, Larus II and Corax. He shared these times with all who would come, imparting humour, life experiences and lessons. In the words of Masefield, he had merry yarns from many laughing fellow rovers, friends and family alike.
Gordon supported the B.C. Cancer Foundation (in memory of friend Michael Smith). The family expresses great thanks to caring staff at the VGH Neuro Unit, at UBC's Purdy Pavilion TCU, Nurse Next Door Care Agency and Marion Hospice. A quiet sleep and a sweet dream Gordon, your long trip's over. In his own words "It was a `very good' life".



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