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Hughes, Lanah Geraldine (Died on 19 Mar 2007)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 23 Mar 2007, p. 54

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HUGHES, Lanah Geraldine (1918 2007)- Died peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in the morning of March 19, 2007. Predeceased by her parents, Edith and Raymond Hughes, and her brother Don (Viola), Geraldine is survived by her sisters Kay (Derek, deceased), Doris (Doug), nephews and nieces Jim (Maryanne), Ken (Kathryn), Debbie (Michael), Judy (Brian), Susan, Lisa, Keith (Beverly), Brenda, Colleen (Bill), great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Friends will miss her at Knox Presbyterian Church and those around the world, who work with the Initiatives of Change organization. Geraldine grew up in London, Ontario where she taught for a period of time. She then worked as a full-time volunteer for twenty years with the Oxford Group/Moral Re-Armament, now known as Initiatives of Change. She graduated with a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Michigan and was a librarian at Mackinaw College Library. In 1971 she returned to Canada to create and lead a two-year diploma in library techniques at the newly opened Sheridan College, Oakville. On her retirement, her students honoured her with an award presented annually in her name. Geraldine was ever curious and engaged with national and international current affairs. She lived a long and full life, rich with friendships carefully tended, summers at her cottage near Goderich, and travelled around the world, including two trips to China. A passionate preserver of family history and story, Gerry pursued genealogical research and assisted in organizing two popular family reunions. Her family is especially grateful to cousins Judy Brown and Grant and Karen Hughes for their loving support of Geraldine in recent years. And we thank Dr.Morris and the dedicated staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their care. Family and friends will be received at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville on Saturday, March 31, 2007, from 10:00 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Geraldine's memory can be made either to Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3C8 or to Initiatives of Change - Canada, 22271010 Arbour Lake Road NW, Calgary Alberta T3G 4Y8.

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23 Mar 2007
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19 Mar 2007
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    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Hughes, Lanah Geraldine (Died on 19 Mar 2007)