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Publication: Globe and Mail, The
Issue: 25 January 2010, page R11
Title: McGILL, Louise (Death Notice)
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McGILL, Louise (nee Carscallen)
Having lived a very full and successful 99 years, Louise passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 21st, 2010.
Born in 1910 on a fruit farm in Bartonville (Hamilton), Ontario, her ancestors were United Empire Loyalists that arrived in Canada in the 1770's. Her Great Grandfather J.T. Carscallen was an early settler in Wentworth County.
Louise studied English at Queen's University and taught that subject at various Ontario High Schools. Prior to her retirement she was head of the English department at Port Credit Secondary School. She had a quick mind and a wonderful sense of humour. Well into her later years she could still quote passages from Shakespeare. In retirement she kept busy by teaching English to new Canadians, traveling, supporting the Canadian Opera Company and other charities.
Predeceased by her loving husband Walter R. McGill, Louise will be missed by her devoted cousin Mary Cox, and cousins Suzanne Shields, David Cox and Tim Cox. We wish to thank Parkdale Golden Age Foundation for all their loving care and devotion to Louise's comfort these past years. We especially want to acknowledge long-time caregivers Evelyne and Christine.
Friends will be received at the Turner and Porter ''Roncesvalles'' Chapel, 436 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, on Thursday, January 28th at 11 a.m. for a Memorial Service. Interment at Bartonville Cemetery.