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Publication: Globe and Mail, The
Issue: 7 July 2008, page R12
Title: STOREY, Merle Secord (Death Notice)
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STOREY, Merle Secord ''Auntie Teb''
In Ottawa on July 2, 2008 at the age of 97. Survived by her sister Margaret Storey Callaghan Doyle (Patrick), nieces Barbara Callaghan, Carol Callaghan (Rick Brezer), Debby Phillips (Rod), Margot Hajduk (Michael) all of Edmonton, Pama Hobbing and Linda Ayoung-Chee of Burlington, nephew John Callaghan of Vancouver, numerous great nieces and nephews, godson Stephen Collins and goddaughter Peggy Beattie. Predeceased by parents Milton and Norma and brother John.
Merle graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master's degree in languages before embarking on an editorial career with the Government of Canada in Ottawa. She was an accomplished editor of many publications which included the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, and after retirement, was senior English editor for the National Museums Corporation of Canada. Merle was an active member of the Media Club of Canada for over 40 years. She had a lifelong passion for books, photography, the arts and traveled most of the world, including several trips to the Middle East and yearly visits to Italy. She was a prolific writer, documenting her life and travels in journals, postcards and letters. A lifelong student, she studied Italian and Russian in her later years.
Thank you to Debbie Pauze (DOC) and the staff at the Edinburgh Retirement Residence for their care over the last few years. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Tuesday, July 8th after 10 a.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m. A Graveside Service will then be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto on Wednesday, July 9th at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.