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Milt Dunnell Milton William Ryan Dunnell died late Thursday, January 3, 2008, of pneumonia in North York General Hospital after a short illness. His death came ten days after his 102 birthday. His wife, Dorothy, died in 1994. For decades he was called by many The Sports Editor of Canada. He became Sports Editor of The Toronto Star in 1948 and began writing his column in 1949. He retired as Sports Editor of The Star in 1971 but continued to write three columns a week until 1994. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. He received many other honours during his long career. Recently, a park in Toronto and a park in his hometown of St. Marys, Ontario were named after him. He is survived by his two sons, Milton Jr. of Toronto and Michael (Gail) of Windsor. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Katherine (Ken Bateman) of Toronto; Patricia (Jesse Kraft) of Kitchener; and Michael Jr. (Shaughnessy) of Toronto. Milt has one great-grandchild, Carter Querin of Kitchener. Milt was adamant that his funeral be a private, family affair at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M2M 4K4. The family would like to thank Dr. Chou and the entire staff at North York General Hospital for their good work and kindness. In lieu of flowers, those who so wish can make a donation to their favourite charity. Those without a favourite charity might wish to consider The St. Marys Museum, 177 Church St. South, P.O. Box 98, St. Marys, Ontario N4X 1A9.