Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Scanner, v. 29, no. 9 (Mid-Summer 1997), p. 5

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A PERSONAL NOTE OF THANKS FROM THE EDITOR As many of our members are aware, Margaret Bascom, mother of your Editor, passed away on Saturday, June 21st, at the Toronto Grace Hospital. She had been taken ill back in January, but after two and a half weeks in hospital, she had returned home and remained reasonably active until shortly before her passing. A number of T. M. H. S. members attended the funeral service on June 25th, as well as friends from the many groups to which she belonged or for which she performed volunteer services. Interment was in the Heintzman family plot in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, alongside her husband of 53 years, John Heintzman Bascom, a founding member of T. M. H. S. and longtime Society secretary, who passed on in July of 1995. Your Editor gratefully acknowledges the many messages of sympathy received from T. M. H. S. members. Unfortunately, the circumstances he has faced over the last eight months have made it almost impossible for him to deal with correspondence. We hope that the members will understand the situation, and will realize the reason for the lack of a reply if they have written during this period. The forbearance of all is much appreciated. * * * * * JOHN C. HEINTZ It is with regret that we record the passing on June 14th, 1997, of John C. ("Jack") Heintz, of Burlington, Ontario, after a brief hospitaliza­ tion. He was in his 67th year. Jack carried T. M. H. S. membership number 12, and had been with our So­ ciety since its formation in 1968. He was retired from Canada Post in Burlington. He was an excellent photographer, recording ships on the lakes and in many far-distant places. He regularly attended T. M. H. S. meetings for many years, while his health permitted, but we have missed him in recent years. Our sympathies are extended to Jack's family and friends. * * * * * JOHN M. CAMERON We regret having to inform our members of the sudden passing, while on vacation in Ottawa on June 6th, 1997, of John M. Cameron, 75, of St. Catharines. John had only been a member of T. M. H. S. for a few years, but we valued his support. He served on the Board of Directors of the Welland Canal Ship Society, having joined that group in its early stages. A retired auditor, he was well suited for the many duties he performed as Treasurer of W. C. S. S. for a number of years. We extend our sympathies to his wife, and to their family and friends. * * * * * Your Editor gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Jimmy Sprunt, of St. Catharines, Editor of "the Wheelhouse", published by the Welland Canal Ship Society, in the preparation of these remembrances of two T. M. H. S. members who have passed on in recent months. * * * * *

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