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From: Luc-Pierre Laferrière<>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] FW: In Memorium -- Muriel M. Davidson
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 07:03:07 -0400
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Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille de Muriel.
La grande famille des généalogistes amateurs que nous sommes devons beaucoup à Muriel qui s'est dépensée plusieurs années pour rendre accessibles les documents qui concernent nos familles. Puisse son exemple susciter nombre d'implications aussi significatives que la contribution de Muriel M. Davidson...
Nous lui sommes tous redevables, grandement.
> From: > To: ; > Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:30:45 +0000> Subject: [Q-R] FW: In Memorium -- Muriel M. Davidson> > > FYI> > > > > "From: > To: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; > Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:02:59 -0700> Subject: [ONTARIO] In Memorium -- Muriel M. Davidson> > It is with sadness and a personal sense of loss that I advise of the passing of Muriel M. Davidson, my Co-chair on the Canada Census Committee. I never met Muriel face-to-face, however during the eight year course of our campaign to regain public access to historic Census records we had grown close through our frequent telephone calls and email messages. Muriel was a tireless worker on our Census campaign but even in the busiest periods of that effort she still found time to assist others in their search for their personal ancestry.> > Following our successful campaign Muriel continued working to coordinate efforts to index the !> newly released Census records through > www.automatedgenealogy.com . In addition to working on the Census campaign and indexing projects, throughout her lifetime Muriel volunteered her services to others in various ways, some of which are detailed in her obituary below.> > Muriel died peacefully, with family members at her bedside, some time before 1:00 am Tuesday 10 June 2008. Those wishing to send cards to express their personal condolences may send them to> > Family of Muriel M. Davidson> 25 Crestview Avenue> Brampton, Ontario, L6W 2R8> > Emails may be sent to her daughter, Lynden Cowan at .> > Rest in Peace Muriel. You will not be forgotten.> > Gordon A. Watts > Co-chair, Canada Census Committee> Port Coquitlam, British Columbia> > Permission to forward without notice is granted. "> > ****************************> OBITUARY> >" October 22, 1924 - June 10, 2008> Davidson. Muriel Marguerite (nee Farquhar)> > It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Muriel, on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the Brampton Civic Hospital at the age of 83 years. Born on October 22, 1924, daughter of the late Gordon and Helen (Adams) Farquhar, of Summerville Beach, Nova Scotia. Beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Davidson of 60 years. Muriel's memory will be cherished by her children Don, Lynden (Michael) Cowan and Randy (Charlene) Davidson. Step-mother of Laurie (Lorna), Geneva Dean, Marie (Jack) Malloy and Dennis Davidson. Grandmother to Diane Davidson, Amy (Thomas) Ransom, Michelle Cowan, Robert Cowan. She is survived by brothers Eugene (Geraldine) Farquhar, Ron ( late Joan) Farquhar and numerous relatives in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Predeceased by brothers Clyde (surviving wife Ruth) Farquhar and Don (surviving wife Alma) Farquhar. Muriel was a member of Floral Rebekah Lodge #3!> 69 (I.O.O.F.) and also a member of Beaux-Art Brampton. Over the years, she was involved in Boy Scouts, contributor to numerous newspapers, coordinator of the Obstetrical knitting program at Peel Memorial. Muriel was very involved in geneology research, first for family and then worldwide assistance, including publications. She was instrumental as the head of the Canadian Census Committee in getting the Canadian Government to release the 1911 Census (allowing the release of family information for future generations). This earned her an awarding of an Order of Canada Year of Volunteers award presented by Senator Lorna Milne. > Visitation for family and friends will be at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main Street North, Brampton (905-451-1100) on Thursday, June 12, 2008 from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. with a Rebekah Lodge #369 Service at 6:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Scott Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 13, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment Brampton C!> emetery. > In lieu of flowers, Muriel's charity of choice is Multiple > Sclerosis and also Beaux-Art Brampton (Brampton Art Council). An online book of condoleces can be signed on www.scott-brampton.ca "> > > _________________________________________________________________> Find hidden words, unscramble celebrity names, or try the ultimate crossword puzzle with Live Search Games. Play now!> http://g.msn.ca/ca55/212> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~For the list web page, goto:> http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~unclefred/main.htm> -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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