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Saturday November 4, 2017

MARY BEACOCK FRYER May 24, 1929 - October 29, 2017 Sadly we announce the death of Mary Elinor Fryer (née Beacock.) She is much mourned by her husband of 60 years, Geoffrey Fryer, their children Barbara (John), Elswyth (Andrew) and Alex (Claudia), and their beloved grandchildren Caleb, Andrew, Adam and Timothy. Mary was born in Brockville, Ontario, to William G. and Hazel (Seaman) Beacock, who traced her ancestry back to the United Empire Loyalists. She attended the University of Toronto, graduating with Honours in Geography in 1952, and the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a Master's degree in Historical Geography in 1954. After returning to Canada, she worked as a librarian and teaching assistant in the University of Toronto Geography department. She wrote numerous history books, and in 2012 was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her service to Canadian history. Her funeral will take place Friday, November 10th, 1:00 pm at Trull Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge St., Toronto. Online condolences may be may be at

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