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Borden Spears

Borden Spears

Male 1913 - 1983  (70 years)

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  • Name Borden Spears  [1
    Born 1913  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Employment 1938  Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Toronto Star 
    Graduation 1938  London, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    University of Western Ontario 
    Military Service Abt 1940  [3
    Royal Canadian Air Force - public relations 
    • reached the rank of flight lieutenant
    Obituary 1983  [3

    • Just learned that Borden Spears, a Tobermory boy passed away last Thursday, March 17th at the age of 70 . Borden was the Son of the late Mr. and Mrs . Johnny (Jack) Spears and is survived by his wife Mary, sons Tom, John and George and daughter Laura Mullin of Goderlch and sister May Hume of Calgary . Predeceased in 1982 by brother Peter . We at Tobermory always felt proud to have known Borden. He began his newspaper career in 1938 with the Toronto Star after graduating from the , University of Western Ontario . During the second World War , he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force public relations staff, reaching the rank of flight lieutenant . He was twice managing editor of the Toronto Star and a member of the 1980 Kent Royal Commission on newspapers. In 1969 he served as an executive consultant to Keith Daveys, Senate Committee on the , mass media. Borden had also served on the Ontario Press Council, which hears complaints from readers about the performance of member newspapers. He ended his career with The Star as the newspapers ombudsman and senior editor . He had also been photo editor, Ottawa correspondent, city editor, managing editor and foreign correspondent. Borden was one of Canada's best known newspaper men.
    Occupation Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    managing editor of the Toronto Star twice 
    _UID 1A932BA58EB34CBC8382F3CEB175BD208F00 
    Buried 1983  Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 17 Mar 1983  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I2522  Jan R. Schwarz III Genealogy file
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas John Spears,   b. Abt 1879, , , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1951  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Laura Weir,   b. Est 1880,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Gracey King,   b. 1913, Wingham, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 2017, The Briton House, 720 Mt Pleasant Road, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years) 
    Married 1944  [4
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Toronto Star - 1938 - Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - University of Western Ontario - 1938 - London, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - managing editor of the Toronto Star twice - - Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Borden Spears
    Borden Spears

  • Sources 
    1. [S52] Book - The History of St. Edmunds Township, Compiled by the Township of St. Edmunds; editor, Cathy Wyonch, (Tobermory, Ontario: Tobermory Township, 1985.), 225. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S155] $Search - Find A Grave, Jim Tipton, (http://www.findagrave.com/index.html), 22 Jan 2018, Mary Gracey King Spears - Wingham Cemetery (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S47] Newspaper Ontario - Bruce and Grey, Ontario. Bruce and Grey Counties (Wiarton/Owen Sound)., "Borden Spears Obituary," 1983. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S132] Obituaries - Legacy.com, Legacy.com, ((http://www.legacy.com : 1999 to current)), accessed 22 Jan 2018), Mary Spears; Published in the Toronto Star from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2017. (Reliability: 3).