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Obituary WAINWRIGHT, Aline Gregory (nee MacGregor) Born September 3, 1930 – Died April 9, 2008 Aline left us peacefully, at Hospice Niagara after a lengthy struggle with cancer.

Well remembered for her dedicated work as an active feminist, she was a co-founder of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women in Canada. She was a member of Women for Political Action and in the 1972 federal election was a candidate in Rosedale Riding in Toronto. In 1975 she played a prominent role in organizing the first World’s International Women’s Year Conference held in Mexico City, and in 1977, was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal.

Born in Toronto in 1930, Aline is predeceased by parents Alexander and Catherine MacGregor, by sister Catherine (Kitty) Mann, and by brothers John and Howard MacGregor. She is survived by husband John Wainwright, by brother Robert (Bob) MacGregor of Toronto, by daughters Catherin (Cody) Gregory of Victoria, B.C. and Deanne (Dedee) Gregory of Burnaby, B.C., by step-children John Wainwright of Edmonton, Deborah Jarvis of Grimsby and Jane Wainwright of Grimsby, and by grandson Garnet Clare of Whistler, B.C.

She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

There will be an open house to celebrate Aline’s life on Saturday, April 26, 2008, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. with a commemoration at 2:00 p.m. The celebration will be held at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, 70 Westchester Ave., St. Catharines, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Niagara would be gratefully appreciated.

Woman’s Song by Gert Beadle

I want to go for broke.
I want to risk it all,
feel the day I’m in,
hear tomorrow call.

The kernel in the straw
is what I’m after,
and crack the nut of laughter. 
I want the love in loving,
I want the salt in tears,
I want the sweat in striving,
I want no wasted years. 
I want to walk beside you,
matching you, stride for stride.
I want to be separate, together,
not half of a dream that died.

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