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FUNK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-26 published
BARR, Robert Matthew (October 15, 1918 - May 23, 2003)
Bob died peacefully at the Southlake Regional Health Centre on May 23, 2003, surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his loving wife of over 50 years, Christine Philp BARR; he will be lovingly remembered and missed by his five children and their spouses: Brian (and Joan) BARR of Toronto, Janice FOX (and Bill HOWLETT) of Toronto, Brenda TOOMBS- ERNST (and Bob ERNST) of Newmarket, Colleen McCONNELL (and Sam FUNK) of Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, and Robert (and Dawn SIMKIN) BARR of Barrie. Treasured by his grandchildren: Patty (and Graham) ASCOUGH of Brisbane, Australia, Michael (and Andra) BARR of Toronto, Jeffrey FOX of Toronto, James FOX of Toronto, Matthew (and Brandy) McCONNELL of Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, Christine McCONNELL of Tennessee, Darcy TOOMBS of Newmarket. Beloved great-grandfather of Jonathon and Andrew ASCOUGH of Australia, Kristopher and Meghan BARR of Toronto. Bob's wide ranging interests were pursued with larger than life passion; baseball, music, parties, horse racing, golf, cars, boating, bridge, gambling and travel. His entrepreneurial business career spanned 50 years and was equally successful and prolific: tool and die making, furnaces, foundries, golf courses, coal mines, oil wells and fitness clubs. He was the epitome of the song ''My Way''. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket, on Monday, May 26 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 27th at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, Newmarket, Ontario, would be appreciated.

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FUNNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-25 published
FUNNELL, Ronald (1916-2003)
Ron FUNNELL died peacefully on Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at the age of 87, at Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto. Beloved and devoted husband of the late Effie BARBARA (deceased 2000) for 60 years. Dearly loved father of Roger and his wife Ann, and Stuart and his wife Pat. Proud and lovingly remembered Grandad of Christopher, Sarah (Mark), Vanessa (Jeff), Alyson (Bron). Great-Grandad to Aynsley Elizabeth. Most lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews in England. Dear brother-in-law of Les OULD in England. Born in County Durham, England in 1916, Ron emigrated to Canada with his family in 1955 to become President of Manbert Packaging Products Ltd. (Lawson Mardon Flexible Packaging) until his retirement in 1980. Ron served as President of the Canadian Flexible Packaging Institute and was an active member of Rotary for 38 years, serving as President of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke, 1962-1963, and as Club Historian. He was designated the Club's first Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International in 1974. Ron was a long time member of Weston Golf and Country Club and a Past-President of the Cameron Lake South Shore Cottage Association. The family wishes to express our sincere thanks to all the members of the Extendicare Unit at West Park Long Term Care Centre for their excellent care. A private family service of remembrance was held on November 21st, 2003 at Ward Funeral Home Chapel, Oakville, Ontario.

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