Friday, September 13, 2013 Trail Times
PEOPLE OBITUARIES MCDONELL, MARY MARIE — It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother Mary Marie McDonell of Thrums B.C. on September 1, 2013 at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Mary was born in Hodde, Jutland, Denmark on January 12, 1944. At the age of fourteen she immigrated to Canada with her family. In her late teens she moved to the British Columbia area and started a family. Once her children were all in school she began her career at Kootenay Lake Hospital and spent many years there until she retired at the age of 59. Mary had a great sense of humor and loved being around her family and friends. She was a very kind and generous person who never complained. Mary thoroughly enjoyed sewing, gardening, riding on the Kootenay River in her paddle boat and a smooth glass of red wine. She is survived by her husband Jim McDonell, her four children Chris (Sandra), Suzette (John), Annette, Karen (Moe), 10 grandchildren Christopher, Kurtis, Allyse, Kyle, Jeannie, Brianna, Bryan, Bradley, Chelsea and Ben. She is also survived by her siblings Svend (Krista), Kris (Lila), Lis (Bob), Jan (Donna) and nieces and nephews Renei (Dave), Ivan (Candice), Sarah (Randy), Dale (Jane), Dwain (Eveline), and Jenny (Rob). Mary was predeceased by her parents Neils and Karen Madsen and her little sister Christina. On behalf of her family we would like to thank Linda Louie, the Doctor’s and Nurses at Kootenay Lake Hospital who helped Mary and us through this journey. Mary would also like us to especially thank Dr. Merritt, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Hoegler and the chemo nurses who gave her the additional time to spend with those she loved. We would also like to thank the many friends who came by to visit Mary and support us through this tough time. At Mary’s request a service will not be held, however donations may be made to Kootenay Lake Hospital at 3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L 2V1.
Regina reaps benefits of concert THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA - A Regina consulting firm says Paul McCartney’s concert last month wasn’t just a fun night of memories and music, it delivered a big boost to the city’s economy. McNair Business Development Inc. estimates the Aug. 14 show brought $9.4 million to the city’s Gross Domestic Product. About $2 million of that was from tourism, as about half of the 41,000 people at the concert were from out of town. Not including the price of the ticket, the company estimated each visitor spent $120 on things like food and hotel rooms. In all 605 jobs were also created by the show, both directly and indirectly. It’s also estimated that $3.9 million in taxes was collected.
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Over 350 riders took part in Sunday’s event. For more photos of the Toy Run’s stop in the Silver City visit the Trail Times online at traildailytimes.ca or check out our Facebook page for the slideshow.
Greater Trail names drawn for Toy Run’s new Harleys BY MARVIN BEATTY Castlegar News
If the ground rumbled around your home on Sunday morning, it wasn’t an earthquake but the vibrations from hundreds of motorcycles taking part in the 26th annual West Kootenay Toy Run. It all came to a roaring conclusion when Glen Gustafson (Trail) and Danielle Gilbert (Rossland)
had their names called as the winners of a 2013 HarleyDavidson SuperGlide Custom and a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight. “I like the cause,” said firsttime participant Catherine Foster, who had a big teddy bear riding shotgun on her bike. “We have our fingers crossed for good weather. It looks pretty good right now.” Foster and her husband
Mike, from Castlegar, had motorcycles quite different from one another and she said she would likely be more comfortable aboard her 2010 Harley Davidson Fat Boy than Mike would be on his custom-built, USA made chopper. “Mine has no shocks,” laughed Mike. As more and more riders arrived, West Kootenay Toy Run secretary Marla Doherty-
Haynes commented on how large the event has become. “We’re one of the only runs left in North America where the police have to help us shut down traffic,” she said. “I like that all of the money raised here, stays here, too.” Doherty-Hanes said she hopes to be able to organize some activities for children at next year’s event, so even more kids turn out.
Audio pioneer founded Dolby Laboratories
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. - Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80. The company said Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia this summer. Dolby founded his namesake company in 1965 and grew it into an industry leader in audio technology. His work in noise reduction and surround sound led to the creation of a number of technologies that are still used in music, movies and entertainment today. “Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary,” Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO of Dolby Laboratories, said in a statement. Yeaman said that Dolby invented an entire industry around being able to deliver a sound experience. His work
spanned helping to reduce the hiss in cassette recordings to bringing “Star Wars” to life on the big screen in Dolby Stereo. Dolby held 50 U.S. patents and won a number of notable awards for his life’s work, including several Emmys, two Oscars and a Grammy. He was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the U.S. and the Royal Academy of Engineers in the UK, among many more honours. In 2012, the theatre that serves as home to the Academy Awards was renamed the Dolby TheatreSM and the Ray Dolby Ballroom was named in his honour. “Ray really managed to have a dream job,” said Dagmar Dolby, his wife of 47 years. “Because he could do exactly what he wanted to do, whichever way he wanted to do it, and in the process, did a lot of good for many music
and film lovers. And in the end, built a very successful company.” Dolby was born in Portland, Ore., and his family eventually moved to the San Francisco Peninsula. It was there that he started his professional work at Ampex Corp. working on videotape recording systems while he was still a student. After graduating from Stanford University, he left Ampex to study at Cambridge University. Following his time as a United Nations adviser in India, he returned to England and founded Dolby in London. In 1976 he moved to San Francisco where the company established its headquarters. Dolby’s co-workers described him as inspiring and thoughtful man, who cared passionately about engineering. “To be an inventor, you have to be willing to live with a sense of uncertainty, to work in the darkness and grope toward an answer, to
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put up with the anxiety about whether there is an answer,” Dolby once said. He is survived by his wife, Dagmar, his sons, Tom and David, their spouses, Andrew and Natasha, and four grandchildren. Dolby and his wife were active in philanthropy and supported numerous causes and organizations. The Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at the University of San Francisco’s Stem Cell Center and the Brain Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center were opened with their support. His family described Dolby as generous, patient, curious and fair. “Though he was an engineer at heart, my father’s achievements in technology grew out of a love of music and the arts,” said Tom Dolby, son, filmmaker and novelist. “He brought his appreciation of the artistic process to all of his work in film and audio recording.”
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September 13, 2013 edition of the Trail Daily Times