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John Ryerson Maybee

Male 1918 - 2009  (91 years)


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  • Name John Ryerson Maybee 
    Born 1918  Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 May 2009  Ottawa, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 22 May 2009  Ottawa, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Ryerson (Jack) Maybee died peacefully on May 20, 2009 in
      his 91st year. Beloved husband of Nevitt (nee Black), cherished
      father of John (Alies), Maylanne (John Whittall), Brenda (Val
      Zanin), Chris Ryerson (Michele) and Alan (Peggy); grandfather
      to Ryerson (Toni), Spencer, Christian, Richard, Andrea,
      Benjamin, Joshua, Mark, Katie, Hayley and Jocelyn and
      great-grandfather to Addison. Born in Moose Jaw, SK, educated
      in Alberta and BC and at the University of Toronto, Jack
      obtained his PhD in Letters in 1942 from Princeton University.
      He joined the Navy as a lieutenant in 1943, making the shift
      from letters to numbers and serving as a navigator patrolling
      the North Atlantic. He married Nevitt on Aug. 4, 1945, and
      joined the Department of External Affairs in 1946. His early
      career included postings in China, Australia and Washington DC.
      He was Ambassador to Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and later
      Ambassador to Nepal, and rose to the rank of High Commissioner
      to India. Upon retiring in 1978, Jack studied journalism at
      Carleton University before becoming editor of Crosstalk, the
      newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, converting its
      production to computer-based technology. Jack shared his
      Christian faith as a chorister, sidesperson, warden, Sunday
      school teacher and member of the Brotherhood of Anglican
      Churchmen over the years. Jack was an avid gardener and
      lifelong patron of the arts, and continued to enjoy nights at
      the opera and being read to despite failing vision and the
      onset of Alzheimers. In 2006 Jack became a resident of the
      Perley-Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, where Nevitt visited him
      daily, and where staff and residents appreciated his continuing
      warmth and gentle nature. Friends may call at the Westboro
      Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt)
      on Friday, May 22 from 7 - 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be
      held at All Saints Anglican Church, Westboro on Saturday, May
      23 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

      Source:
      Email sent to John MayBee the MayBee Society database
      coordinator
      Abbrev: email to Maybee Society
      Page: Eugene Oatley, [email protected], 6 Jun 2009
    Notes 
    Person ID I62590  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2012 

    Father Arthur McCallum Maybee,   b. 9 Jun 1873, Picton, Hallowell Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1967  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Isabella Louise Ryerson,   b. 24 Apr 1884, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1954  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1909  Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Page: Royal A. Mabee
      Title: Emails from Barbara Millar, Compiler Address:
      [email protected]
      Abbrev: Barbara Millar
      Author: Barbara Miller
      Page: Vital Stats (Marriages) MS 932 reel 138 under # 2944 and

      from Manitoba Morning Free Press "Toronto, July 12 - the
      marriage of Isabel Ryerson to Arthur Maybee will take place
      tomorrow at noon at the Ryerson family residence. Rev. James
      Hrougha to officiate."

      from Manitoba Morning Free Press Tues. July 13 1909
      Arthur McCallum Maybee, age 36, res Brandon, Manitoba; Banker;
      father Asa S Maybee, mother Isabella Christie married Isabel
      Louise Ryerson, age 25, res Toronto, Ontario; father Charles
      Egerton Ryerson, mother Emily Eliza Beatty. Witnesses TR
      Jones, Mary Ellen Ryerson both of Toronto, in Toronto by
      Licence
    Family ID F551607517  Group Sheet

    Family Living Black 
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F551618182  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1238] Maybee Society Card File, ROYAL A. MABEE (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, VITAL STATS (MARRIAGES) MS 932 REEL 138 UNDER # 2944 AND FROM MANITOBA MORNING FREE PRESS TUES. JULY 13 1909 (Reliability: 3).