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Addy, George Arthur, 1915-1997

  • Person
  • 1915-1997

George Arthur Addy was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on 28 Sept. 1915. He attended the University of Ottawa, graduating with a BA in 1937. He enrolled in Osgoode Hall Law School in the fall of 1937 and articled in Ottawa with lawyer J.F.L. Cote. During the Second World War, from 1940 to 1945, Addy was on active service, first as a lieutenant and then as a captain with the Regiment de Hull. He was called to the Bar in absentia by proxy in Apr. 1942. After the war, Addy was called to the Bar in propria persona in Oct. 1945 and began his legal career, becoming a partner in law firm Vincent, Addy and Carbonneau in Ottawa in 1948. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1961. In 1967, Addy was appointed to Ontario's High Court of Justice and then to Federal Court of Canada (Trial Division) in 1973. He retired from the bench in 1990. George Addy died on 3 Aug. 1997.

Adjala (Ont. : Township)

  • Corporate body

In 1820 the Township of Adjala was surveyed for settlement. The first municipal election was held in 1842, with James Keenan elected reeve; he died in office and Henry McCullough was elected to finish the term. Under 12 Victoria ch. 81 the Township was incorporated in 1850. Effective 1 January 1994, the Township of Adjala amalgamated with the Township of Tosorontio to form the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio.

Adjala-Tosorontio (Ont. : Township)

  • Corporate body

The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio was created effective 1 January 1994, as a result of the amalgamation of the Township of Adjala and the Township of Tosorontio. Also as a result of municipal restructuring, a small portion of the former Township of Sunnidale was annexed to the new Township.

Adkins, Harold (1911-1995)

  • Person

Harold C. Adkins was the last reeve of the Township of Nelson, Ontario. He was first elected in 1952 and served until Nelson Township was annexed by the new City of Burlington in 1957. The township was perhaps most notable for its attempt to annex Burlington rather than allow itself to be annexed by that city. Harold Adkins, affectionately known as “Bud” or “Charlie”, was born on May 11, 1911 at Dresden, Ontario, to Elton James Adkin(s) and Martha Melissa Babcock Adkins. In 1944, he married Ida Constance Friars and the couple had five children: Marie Gale, Suzanne, Judy Anne and Thomas. As an adult he moved to Windsor where he worked as a sales manager for Ford of Canada. During the war he was in charge of shipping tanks overseas. After the war, he again relocated, this time to Cornwall, Ontario where he took on a Ford-Monarch dealership. Ida’s severe reaction to the polluted air there led the family to again relocate, this time to West Hamilton, and then to Burlington, Ontario. At this time, Harold obtained a real estate and insurance brokerage license and opened an office (Harold Adkins Real Estate and Insurance Broker) at the corner of Caroline and Brant Streets. Both Harold and his brother, Lawrence, were Free Masons with Brant Lodge. He entered politics in 1952 and served on city council for several years. He was reeve of Nelson Township in 1957 when it was annexed by Burlington. Adkins died at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ontario on September 30, 1995, following a stroke

Admaston Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

  • Corporate body

Admaston Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925; formerly Presbyterian; it included Grace Church in Admaston, Northcote, Barr's, and Hayley's.

Adolphustown - Conway Pastoral Charge (Adolphustown Township, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1925-

Adolphustown - Conway Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925 as Adolphustown Pastoral Charge, formerly Methodist. It included United Empire Loyalist Memorial Church in Adolphustown Township, Conway, Hayburn, and Sillsville until Hayburn and SIllsville closed ca. 1966. At that time Adolphustown and Conway joined Bath Pastoral Charge and remained part of that charge until January 18, 1983 when the two congregations formed a new two-point charge Adolphustown-Conway Pastoral Charge. It is an active pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada.

Adolphustown Women’s Institute

  • Corporate body

The Adolphustown Women’s Institute located in the Township of Adolphustown, Lennox and Addington County, was founded on March 7, 1901 with Mrs. W.S. Duffett as the first President. Twelve members attended the first meeting. The branch disbanded on December 31, 1995. They contributed much of their last funds to the Terry Fox Run and the Loyalist Culture Centre, also known as the United Empire Loyalist (UEL) Museum. In the early years of the branch, there were many educational sessions and debates, often on topics of housekeeping. Other events were also held, such as lawn socials. In later years, socials came in many forms and were used as a fundraiser, a masquerade ball was a unique approach and euchre games were popular. At each meeting, a member brought in a mystery package and tickets were sold for the winner of the package. Bake sales were also a common fundraiser. In 1925, the branch held a box social and movie evening in the town hall. The Adolphustown branch often served tea and competed in displays at the Kingston Fall Fair and the Napanee Fair. Adolphustown branch was a significant promoter of literacy in its community, providing a library for its members in the early twentieth-century. The members went through many stages of supporting the library, dismantling and reinstating it at least once. One of their first fundraising efforts was to benefit their library. They held a concert in 1903 with proceeds to go to acquiring new titles. After realizing their profits, each member was asked to bring in a list of three titles suitable for their library to the next meeting. A librarian was appointed amongst the members and allotted an annual salary of seven dollars. Librarians and entire library boards continued to be appointed over the branch’s first fifty years. In 1907, prizes were given to school children who earned the highest marks in their entrance examinations at each of the three local schools. In 1926, the branch donated sanitary paper towels to each school and continued to do so for many years. Kingston General Hospital received gifts, monetary donations, and items for furnishing a room over the years from the Adolphustown branch. The branch also made donations to Queen Mary’s hospital for Tubercular Children. One of the significant achievements of the Adolphustown branch was the restoration and maintenance of the UEL cemetery. They first proposed action towards its repair in 1909, contributing five dollars to have the yard cleaned and some trees removed. The County Council supposedly contributed ten dollars to the Women’s Institute after their initial efforts to continue their work, specifically to build a fence around the cemetery. This service was of great value to the whole community. The branch continued to pay caretakers of the cemetery for over fifty years. During World War I, the branch’s first act towards supporting the war effort was personal donations towards a box for the Red Cross. They also knit many socks and had sewn articles of clothing. Significantly, they helped to purchase a motor ambulance for overseas. During World War II, Adolphustown branch contributed to the Central Fund for Jam, sent cigarettes to boys serving overseas, and made many items for the Red Cross. Shortly after, they sent funds to the Manitoba Flood Relief Fund and promoted their cause. Many “Short Courses” were held throughout the Adolphustown Women’s Institute history, such as Dress Making and Fashion Focus. However, this branch often sacrificed their courses so they had more time to spend on helping the greater good around the war years. One of the branch’s major accomplishments was their dedication to canvassing for the C.N.I.B.; they donated great amounts to this charity over the years. Locally, they contributed to Children’s Aid Society, Arthritis Society, Ontario Heart Fund, UEL United Church Memorial Fund, and MacPherson House. On the international stage, they also donated to Milk for Korea and U.N.I.C.E.F. Copies of the Tweedsmuirs, Volumes I through VI, of the Adolphustown branch are available on microfilm in the Reading Room of the Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives. However, this microfilm is very difficult to read. Also, the University of Guelph Archives holds a copy of Volumes I and II of the Adolphustown Women’s Institute Tweedsmuirs. Volume I and II of the original Tweedsmuirs are held at the UEL Museum in Adolphustown. The first curator was Miss Lillie Carr, stated in Volume I. The past Women’s Institute Presidents of Adolphustown were: Mrs. W.S. Duffett (1901-1903), Mrs. William Magee (1903-1907), Mrs. Fred Allison (1907-1909, 1918-1919; 1921), Mrs. James Dorland (1909-1911), Mrs. W.D. Roblin (1911-1913), Mrs. E.B. (Edith) Johnston (1913-1914; 1917-1918; 1921-1925), Mrs. George (E.M.) Daverne (1914-1917), Mrs. Russell Cousins (1919-1920; 1925-1927), Mrs. Herbert Trumpour (1920-1921), Miss Majorie Allison (1938), Mrs. Gordon Mack (1938-1940), Mrs. R.M. Roblin (1940-1941), Mrs. Blake (Ada) Humphrey (1942-1945), Mrs. S. Simmons (1945-1948), Mrs. Ross (Evelyn) Allison (1948-1950; 1957-1958), Mrs. Albert (Mary) Steers (1950-1952), Mrs. Roy (Helen) Smith (1952-1954), Mrs. Roland (Grace) Stalker (1954-1957), Mrs. H. (Ann?) Ruith (1958-1959), Mrs. Blake Johnston (1959-1961), Mrs. Charles (Irene) Young (1961-1965), Mrs. Lyle (Judy) Smith (1965-1968; 1982-1984), Mrs. Charles (Edna) Robinson (1968-1974), Mrs. Hugh (Majorie) Allison (1974-1978), Mrs. Howard (Lois) McCullough (1978-1982), Mrs. Phyllis Reynolds (1984-1988; 1992-1996), and Mrs. Eileen Ford (1988-1992).

Advocates' Society

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The Advocates’ Society was formed on 20 November 1963, with the intention of being a forum for discussion, education and fellowship among advocates. The first meeting was held on 17 May 1965, at which John J. Robinette became the first president. The Society’s mission is to provide a voice for advocates in Ontario, promote ethical and professional standards, teach skills, maintain the independence of the Bar and Judiciary, and to foster collegiality among advocates. The Society owns and operates Sir William Campbell House and produces the Advocates' Society Journal among other publications.

Adye, Ralph (1897-1982)

  • Person
  • 1897-1982

Reverend Edwin 'Ralph' Adye was born at London, England on 6 October 1897. He came to Canada in 1906 and attended school at Hamilton, ON. He served in the First World War and was wounded at Hill 70 in 1917. When he returned to Canada, he served on the staff of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Rehabilitation.

After graduating as an Anglican priest from Wycliffe College in Toronto in 1925, he served as a rector in Kinmount, ON. From 1928-30 he was Assistant Rector at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Cobourg and Rector at All Saints' Anglican Church in Whitby from 1930-1941.

While in Whitby, Adye was Chaplain of Branch 112 of the Canadian Legion and organized a drumhead service in Whitby on 24 October 1937 for Legion members throughout Ontario. He was Vice-Chairman of the Legion Provincial Command and Chairman of the Poppy Fund. During the Second World War, Adye served in England as a Chaplain with the Canadian Army from 1941-1945.

Adye was named a Canon of the Anglican Church in Canada and died at Florida on 12 April 1982. He is buried at Sanctuary Park Cemetery in Toronto.

Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment

  • Corporate body
  • 1967-1971

The Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) was formed on May 4, 1967, bringing together the Central Experimental and Proving Establishment (CEPE) and various other Canadian Forces testing and proving establishments and units. Its components included the Air Armament Evaluation Detachment (AAED) which became 448 Test Squadron, Experimental Squadron 10 at CFB Shearwater and 129 Test and Ferry Flight at CFB Trenton. AETE was consolidated at Cold Lake in 1971. According to the AETE Handbook, its role was "to provide aerospace flight test services, flight test expertise, and general engineering services for the Canadian Forces" (Library and Archives Canada).

Aesculapian Society (University of Ottawa)

  • Corporate body

The Aesculapian Society was formed around 1945. It represents the medical students of the University of Ottawa in its dealings with the Faculty of Medicine and other organizations. It organizes activities for its members.

Affirm United

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Prior to 1982, various regional groups existed to provide support and strategies for lesbians and gays in the United Church: United Church Gays and Lesbians of B.C.; One Loaf (Regina); The Council on Homosexuality and Religion (Winnipeg); TOUCH – Toronto United Church Homosexuals; and United Church Gays and Lesbians of Quebec (UCGLQ). The latter group, UCGLQ, offered to host and organize a gathering in Montreal days before the 29th General Council in August 1982 to explore the possibility of establishing a national network within the United Church for gay and lesbian persons.

AFFIRM – Gays and Lesbians in the United Church of Canada was established on August 5, 1982 as a national network of regional groups of lesbian and gay members and adherents of the United Church to: "Affirm gay and lesbian people within the United Church of Canada, provide a network of support among regional groups, act as a point of contact for individuals and speak to the church in a united fashion encouraging it to act prophetically and pastorally both within and beyond the church structure."
Open to all gay and lesbian people associated with the United Church of Canada, AFFIRM members could participate at the annual general meeting and establish local groups which would have representation on the National Consultative Council. The National Consultative Council, consisting of chairperson(s), secretary/treasurer, and local representatives, would appoint functions to the local groups, deal with policy making, and to make decisions between general meetings.

Affirm worked with the support of allies within Friends of Affirm, an organization of lay and order of ministry people who supported the aims and programs of Affirm. Affirm/Friends of Affirm submitted briefs to church and government decision-making bodies, spoke at church meetings, and offered educational events and resources. The Affirming Congregation Programme was launched by Affirm and Friends of Affirm in the summer of 1992 to provide materials to study the issues of inclusion and welcoming of diverse peoples, namely gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. Participating United Church organizations become Affirming Ministries.
At a joint 1994 annual general meeting, the decision was made to merge Affirm and Friends of Affirm at the national level to “afford new opportunities for all people regardless of sexual orientation to work together.” The new organization was named Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble.

Agape Foundation

  • Corporate body

In the late 1960s, some members of the Adelaide Street Baptist Church and the Kensal Park Baptist Church were desirous of establishing a new, separate congregation. In 1968, Thelma (née Dale) Stinson offered the new congregation the use of her home at the north-east corner of Southdale and Wonderland Roads in London. The newly created Church at Westmount’s constitution was written in 1970. Mrs. Stinson sold a ten acre parcel of her land to the congregation in 1972. Despite declining membership in the church, the members of the Church at Westmount decided to take on an ambitious project based on the United Nations “Year of the Disabled” in 1981. In partnership with the Dale Human Resources Institute, the Church at Westmount established the Dale Home for Brain Damaged Adults (also known as The Dale Home) at the former Dale family homestead. One acre of land was sold in order to help finance the venture. In 1985, the Dale Home Board of Directors was formed and the Dale Home was formally opened. Because of the decline in church membership, and the need for the Dale Home’s expansion, the Church at Westmount was formally dissolved in 1988 and a new non-profit organization, the Agape Foundation of London, was formed. Since 1989, the Agape Foundation has assisted in development of the London area community through grants and special awards to non-profit, charitable groups working to improve education, the arts, recreation, social services and the environment. The Agape Foundation provides grants for start up costs and funds for organizations whose services would no longer be available to community without short-term funding. The Dale Home became Dale Head Injury Services, and later Dale Brain Injury Services. Dale Brain Injury Services continues to assist adults with acquired brain injuries in the London area.

Agar (family)

  • Family
  • 1856-1985

The Agar family's presence in Vaughan was initiated with the arrival of Hannah and Thomas, and their son Richard, from Moolson, Yorkshire, in 1830. They settled on Lot 11, Concession 10 and their descendants continue to reside in Vaughan.

Agnew, Donald Robert, b. 1897

  • Person

Major John Agnew, 127th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, served in World War I, along with his three sons, Lt. Donald Agnew, of the Canadian Reserve Artillery, Lt. Ellis Agnew, 351 Brigade R.F.A., and Lt. Ronald Agnew, of the Royal Canadian Navy. The Agnew family lived in Toronto, Ont. During the war, his wife Elizabeth Agnew, moved temporarily to Hamilton, Ont. while her husband and sons were overseas. Both Donald and Ronald Agnew became career military officers like their father. Brigadier Donald Robert Agnew was born in Toronto on 25 Oct. 1897. He was educated at University of Toronto Schools and Royal Military College. From 1947-1954 he was both Commandant of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont. and A.D.C. to the Governor-General of Canada. From 1954-1958 he served as Director of the Imperial War Graves Commission in North West Europe. He was awarded the C.B.E. in 1946. His brother, Commander Ronald Ian Agnew, was born in Toronto on 6 June 1895. He was educated at the Royal Naval College of Canada. He served in the navy during World War I on the H.M.S. Manners and H.M.S. Princess Royal and with the North Russian Relief Force in 1919. He was awarded the O.B.E. in 1935

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