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Arthur Ryerson Maybee

Male 1923 - 2009  (86 years)


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  • Name Arthur Ryerson Maybee 
    Born 15 Apr 1923  Calgary, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Anecdote
    • A scanned photo of Arthur Ryerson Maybee is available from the
      Maybee Society
    Died 27 Dec 2009  Castlegar, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 6 Jan 2010  Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arthur Ryerson Maybee died peacefully in Castlegar, BC on
      December 27, 2009 at the age of 86. Loving husband of Helen
      (nee McDermott). Much loved father (and father-in-law) of Kim
      (John) Twohig of Mississauga, ON., Jill (Tim) Peacock of
      Rossland, BC, and Sarah (Phil) Crowe of Sydney, Australia.
      Grandfather of Connor and Patrick Twohig, Stephanie, Clare and
      David Peacock, Alex, Murray, Dexter and Vivienne Crowe. Brother
      of the late Dorothy M. Douglas, Winifred R. Gray and John R.
      Maybee. Lieutenant in the Signal Corps during WWII. Graduate of
      Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1948. Arthur was an
      avid canoeist, skier, golfer and outdoorsman. He was
      unfailingly optimistic, kind and considerate. Arthur loved his
      family unconditionally, served his country and community
      faithfully and accepted life's challenges with dignity. He
      earned the respect and affection of all who knew him. His love
      of music and sense of humour endured until his last hours and
      endeared him to those who knew him through his illness. The
      family wishes to thank the staff at Castleview Care Centre for
      their wonderful care, compassion and friendship. Cremation has
      taken place and Arthur's life has been celebrated as he would
      have wished. In memory of Arthur, please do something, however
      small, to make the world a better place
    Obituary 6 Apr 2010 
    • Arthur Ryerson Maybee, outdoorsman, music lover,
      philanthropist, ski patroller, soldier, trailblazer, devoted
      husband, father, grandfather. Born April 15, 1923, in Calgary.
      Died Dec. 27, 2009, in Castlegar, B.C., of complications from
      Alzheimer's disease, aged 86.
      Arthur loved to be outdoors. He was happiest when paddling,
      skiing, landscaping, golfing, bicycling or hiking.
      When he was 60, he set out on a wilderness trip in Newfoundland
      with his middle daughter, Jill. The owner of the canoe they had
      borrowed assured them that with the exception of a few simple
      portages, the river they were planning to paddle was easily
      navigable. A day into their trip, Arthur and Jill encountered a
      series of large waterfalls. There was no portage trail to be
      found.
      Jill later confessed that she was quite worried. Arthur,
      however, was his usual self - optimistic, focused and decisive.
      Although not familiar with the area, he used his compass and
      assured Jill that if they followed a certain course they would
      eventually find hydro wires and then a road. He was right, and
      after a considerable hike, they both returned safely to
      civilization.
      While he rarely discussed his wartime service, his experience
      during the Second World War probably helped to save his life
      during this Newfoundland adventure. At 18, Arthur joined the
      Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. He rose to the rank of
      lieutenant and saw action in Belgium and the Netherlands. In
      the 1950s, he honed his survival skills when he paddled the
      route of the voyageurs with a small group of avid canoeists.
      Arthur's childhood was spent in Calgary. His family moved to
      the Toronto area as Arthur entered high school, and later to
      Oakville, Ont.
      Following his wartime service, Arthur graduated with his BA
      from the University of Toronto and briefly worked with the
      United Nations and Carleton University. He then settled into
      development work, focusing on fundraising for numerous
      educational institutions, hospitals, cultural and community
      organizations. Arthur exuded sincerity and a casual charm that
      allowed him to succeed in his chosen field.
      Early in his career, Arthur met Helen McDermott while commuting
      from Oakville to Toronto. They married in 1951 and had three
      daughters, Kim, Jill and Sarah, and eventually nine
      grandchildren.
      In his spare time, Arthur was a volunteer with the Canadian Ski
      Patrol, a founding member of the Canadian Ski Council and
      helped establish the Trans Canada Trail in New Brunswick, where
      he and Helen lived for a number of years.
      In 1988, Arthur retired. He and Helen moved from New Brunswick
      to Florida and in 1995 to Collingwood, Ont.
      Despite the challenges of his final years Arthur never lost
      that spark of optimism, a ready smile and the gentle nature
      that drew people to him.
    Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mabie%2Dmaybee&id=I17023


      «i»Sources:«/i»

      Title: Maybee Society Card File
      Abbrev: Maybee Society Card File
      Repository:
      Name: Maybee Society

      Page: Royal A. Mabee
      Title: Emails from Barbara Millar, Compiler Address:
      [email protected]
      Abbrev: Barbara Millar
      Author: Barbara Miller
      Page: Memorial in the Globe and Mail, Apr. 06, 2010, by John Twohig,
      Arthur's son-in-law.
      Title: Emails from Barbara Millar, Compiler Address:
      [email protected]
      Abbrev: Barbara Millar
      Author: Barbara Miller
      Page: obit in the Toronto Star, January 6, 2010
    Person ID I62592  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 McDermott,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F551618183  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).