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This collection contains obituary records extracted from newspapers published in Canada from OldNews.com. Records typically include the name of the deceased, date and place of birth, death, funeral, and burial, age at death, relatives of the deceased, the date and place the obituary was published, the name of the newspaper where the original obituary was published, and the snippet of text from the newspaper mentioning the obituary.<br>Some records may also include information such as the residence of the deceased, occupation, and cause of death.<br><br>The evolution of obituaries in Canadian newspapers reflects on broader historical and societal shifts. Throughout much of the 19th century, Canadian newspaper obituaries were succinct, often resembling tombstone inscriptions with basic details such as names, birthdates, and death dates. As Canada grew and diversified, particularly following significant events like the Confederation and the two World Wars, obituaries began to include richer biographical details, reflecting the deceased's life story, achievements, and community involvement. By the mid-20th century, influenced by both societal changes and the practices of funeral homes, standardized obituary formats became common. These typically featured a death announcement, a brief biography, a list of survivors, and details about funeral arrangements. Today, obituaries in Canadian newspapers continue to serve as vital historical documents, preserving the personal legacies of individuals and offering invaluable insights for genealogical research.<br><br>The records in this collection were extracted using machine learning technology and may contain mistakes due to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and the automatic extraction. Users are encouraged to fix such mistakes using the “Suggest an alternative” feature that is found on every record page.<br>Images for these newspapers can be viewed on <a href="https://www.oldnews.com/en" target="blank">OldNews.com</a>.
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Terry FoxJune 28 1981 - New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Terrance Stanley Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east-to-west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.