DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-06-22 published
SMITH, Marion Grace (WILSON)
Marion Grace (WILSON) SMITH passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus, on Sunday June 12, 2005 in her 57th year. Beloved wife and best friend for 36 years of Bruce SMITH of Arthur. Dear mother of Shelda and Greg MORPHY of Moorefield, Don and Debbie SMITH of Flesherton, Darlene and John SINCLAIR of Elora and Shaun SMITH and friend Ronda SCHNURR of Arthur. Loving grandma of Stanley, Isaac, Sadie and Shayna. Much cherished daughter of Leonard and Grace WILSON of Mount Forest. Sadly missed by her brothers and sisters Ruth and Jack DRIMMIE of Holstein, Joan and Gord MacCANNELL of Orangeville, Dorothy and Murray WHITE/WHYTE of Paisley, Ken WILSON and friend Connie COOK of Dundalk, Don and Janice WILSON of Belwood, Joyce and Steve DEKRUYF of Burford and Rob WILSON of Calgary, Alberta. Dear sister-in-law to Olive and Roy POIRIER of Dundas, Archie and Vi SMITH of Mount Forest, May and Delmer SLACK of Holstein, Ray and Marie SMITH of Valgagne, Chris and Alex PATTERSON of Hanover. Lovingly remembered by her precious Aunt Isabelle DRURY. Survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marion was fond of people both young and old. She spent most of her time caring for her family. Her passions were being involved with the Arthur United Church and the love of her grandchildren.
Friends and family gathered at Crawford Funeral Home in Arthur on Monday June 13 and Tuesday June 14. The funeral service was held on Wednesday June 15 at the Arthur United Church at 11 a.m.
The service opened with a solo of "Jesus Loves Me" by Reverend Jeff McCRACKEN. Reverend Bruce DICKSON/DIXON did the recollection of Marion SMITH's life. Lloyd LATOUR sang one of Marion's favourite hymns entitled "How Great Thou Art." Marnie MAINLAND and Faye CRAGI read Scripture.
Rev. Martin DAWSON's message entitled "Leading a Life That God Would Like", described Marion as having qualities exemplifying those of a "Saint".
A piper from the Mississauga Fire Brigade lead the procession out of the church with a beautiful rendition of "Amazing Grace." Interment was in Greenfield Cemetery in Arthur.
Honorary Pallbearers were Al McEACHERN, Don WILSON, Ken WILSON and Rob WILSON. Pallbearers were Sandor BEDO, Daryl DEKRUYF, Dale MacCANNELL, Kevin MacCANNELL, Wayne MacDONALD and Bill MAINLAND. Flowerbearers were Debbie FERGUSON, Velda JACK, Colleen JOHNSON, Alex MacCABE, Lee Ann MacCANNELL, and Jenna WILSON. Remembrances were made to Arthur United Church, Groves Memorial Hospital Building Fund or of one's choice - all are very much appreciated by the family.
A Tribute To Marion
(written by one of Marion's special Friends)
Such a special friend is so hard to find, and we were so blessed to call you "mine".
You cherished your family with love and pride, and graciously took each day in stride.
Together with Bruce you shared a wonderful life, you each chose so well for a husband and wife.
Your children you cherished, your precious grandchildren as well, with each new arrival your heart would swell.
Your gardens, your flowers you tended with care, your gifts and your talents you would unselfishly share.
Your quiet little chuckle, your beautiful brown eyes, your welcoming home, your meals and your pies.
As a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a grandma, an aunt, a niece or a friend, you loved each and everyone right to the end.
In cards we were told we didn't play our hands, so we laughed and we chuckled and tried a new plan.
But trying to play like the men soon went amuck, because they really never had a plan.. just plain old luck.
A campfire, a New Years eve party, a visit... whatever, we always had such a great time together
We will cherish always these wonderful things, especially now that you've been given your angel wings.
We know not what the Lord has in His plan, so we will carry on bravely and try to understand.
Your journey has been such an incredible one, but far too soon, that journey was done.
Your reward in Heaven will be great I know, for your faith and your courage you would always show.
Some days like these in life it seems the pleasures are few, but we only have to recall what a pleasure it was to have a friend like you!
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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2005-03-30 published
SUTCLIFFE, Wilbert
Peacefully, at Grey Gables, Markdale, Sunday March 20, 2005. Wilbert 'Wib' SUTCLIFFE of Markdale in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Edna and the late Ruth. Survived by sisters-in-law Grace WHEILDON of Markdale, Shirley DICKSON/DIXON of Mitchell and brother-in-law Maurice QUINTON of Owen Sound, and the family of the late Ruth SUTCLIFFE (HOLLEY.) Sadly missed by his extended family and Friends. Friends called at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon and evening, where Reverend Neil PARKER officiated a funeral service held Thursday March 24, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Chaplain Kathryn HAINES gave a eulogy. Music included the congregational hymns 'Amazing Grace' and 'What A Friend We Have In Jesus', accompanied by pianist David FRIES. Arnold ROSENBURG, Will MOORE, Howard GREIG, Hob PRINGLE, Terry McKAY and Cornelius VLIELANDER served as pall bearers. Honorary bearers were George HALL, Bob HALL, Terry BUCKLEY, Ken FERGUSON, John HALVERSON and Dyson SEABROOK. A recessional honour guard was formed by the past and present members of the Councils of the Township of Chatsworth, and the County of Grey. lnterment in Markdale Cemetery. Donations were directed to Grey Gables Residents' Fund, or the charity of choice.
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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-11 published
HAMELIN, Maurille Aldie "Al"
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday, February 10th, 2005. Al HAMELIN of Meaford, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of the late former Laura Jean McMASTER (2001.) Dear father of Sharon HALLADAY (Steve) of London and Carol DICKSON/DIXON of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by a son Brian HAMELIN (1984). Fondly remembered by seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and by his friend Dorothy SMITH of Meaford. Visitation will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Sunday from 7-9 o'clock. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church in Meaford on Monday February 14th at 10 a.m. Royal Canadian Legion Br. #32 will conduct a Memorial Service at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-04 published
NORTON, Clara Evelyn (DICKSON/DIXON)
Clara passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 at John Joseph Place Retirement Home, in her 95th year. The former Clara Evelyn DICKSON/DIXON was predeceased by her loving husband, the late Lorne NORTON, in 1994. She will be sadly missed by her children and their spouses, Allan and Donna, of Rosseau and Bill and Georgina, of Stoney Creek. Her memory will be cherished by her grandchildren, Kevin and his wife, Sherry, David, Huburn and Lori, as well by her great-grandchildren, Kyler and Owen NORTON. Predeceased by her daughter, Phyllis; a grand_son, Randy and by brothers, Lloyd and Russell. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home, in Chatsworth, for visitation on Friday afternoon and evening, 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Ruth HOWLETT officiating. Spring interment in McLeans Cemetery, Bognor. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to the Chatsworth United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-23 published
SUTCLIFFE, Wilbert
Peacefully, at Grey Gables, Markdale, Sunday March 20, 2005. Wilbert 'Wib' SUTCLIFFE of Markdale in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Edna and the late Ruth. Survived by sisters-in-law, Grace WHEILDON, of Markdale and Shirley DICKSON/DIXON, of Mitchell and brother-in-law Maurice QUINTON of Owen Sound, and the family of the late Ruth SUTCLIFFE (HOLLEY.) Sadly missed by his extended family and Friends. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, Tuesday from: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Thursday March 24th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Grey Gables Residents' Fund, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-09-20 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Grace Marie (née JENKINS)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Saturday, September 17th, 2005, in her 76th year. Grace Marie DICKSON/DIXON (nee JENKINS,) the beloved wife of the late Frank DICKSON/DIXON. Loving mother of Florence and her husband, Stephen CRUICKSHANK and Margaret DICKSON/DIXON. Loving grandmother of Christopher, Jonathan, Katherine, Ashley and Kirsten and great-grandmother of Hayley and Tavia. Funeral arrangements have been completed. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family (and may be made by calling the breckenridge-ashcroft funeral home, 376-2326.
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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-15 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Mary Ellen
On Sunday, November 13th, 2005. Mary Dixon, born in Holland Township, a daughter of the late Thomas and Christina Young, in her 89th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Russell Gordon Dixon, in December 1985. Loving mother of Audrey Dixon (Tim O'Hara) of Dunsford, Elaine Denis of Barrie, and Carol Dixon of Toronto. Predeceased by a son Douglas Dixon and remembered by a daughter-in-law Wilma of Toronto. Sadly missed Gramma of T.J., Jennifer and Christopher Denis, Emma Dixon, and Phillip and Eric Dixon. Sister of Marguerite Johnston, formerly of Markdale snd predeceased by brothers Harry, John, Alvin and Russell Young and remembered by their families. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Steve Webb, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Wednesday November 16th at 1: 30 p.m. with cremation to follow. Family will receive Friends at the funeral home the hour prior to service. A family service of committal and interment will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-26 published
JOHNSTON, Myrtle Edith (née SEABROOK)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, in Meaford, on Friday, November 25th, 2005. Myrtle JOHNSTON, beloved wife of the late Alvin JOHNSTON of Walter's Falls (1986). Fondly remembered by companion and friend, Harry PALLISTER of Thornbury. Daughter of the late George Henry and Mabel Florence (DICKSON/DIXON) SEABROOK. Loved mother of Alva (Mrs. Bob CAMPBELL) of Meaford, Bradey and his wife Darlene of Owen Sound, Peggy (Mrs. Bill THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) of Holland Centre, and Lyndon and his wife Christine of Walters' Falls. Predeceased by daughters Elizabeth, Sharon and Helen. Sadly missed by eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Olive RICHARDSON, Hazel YOUNG, Blanche MOWER, and Iva RENNIE and predeceased by a sister Edna LONG. In keeping with Myrtle's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-01 published
HAMILL, James Wesley Carman
After a brief illness, on Monday, November 28th, 2005. James Wesley Carman HAMILL, of R.R.#4, Chatsworth, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Ruth HAMILL (née SHIER) for 62 years. Especially proud of his family, Carman was the loving father of Doreen BANNISTER, of Mississauga (Doug), Jim (Linda), of Meaford, Stewart (Mary-Lou), of Merrickville, Bruce, of Ottawa, Ted (Mary Louise), of Milton and Mary Jean HAMILL, of London. Dear grandfather of Karen (Rob) ROSIE and Melanie BANNISTER; Jamie (Heather) HAMILL, Scott (Katie) HAMILL and Chris HAMILL and his fiancée, Melinda; Katie and Devon HAMILL; Tyler, Megan and Kelsey HAMILL. Great-grandfather of Allison ROSIE and Cole HAMILL. He is survived by his dear sister, Evelyn McKEAN, of Owen Sound. Carman HAMILL was born on December 5th, 1912, the son of Erwin P. HAMILL and his wife, Sophia SAUNDERS. He lived his entire life on the family farm at Massie where he was born. He was predeceased by his four sisters, Mabel McKAY, Ethel FARROW, Gertie DICKSON/DIXON and Mae LONG; and his two brothers, Percy HAMILL and Reverend Alvin HAMILL. Carman was well known throughout the area for his leadership in Church, Community and Agricultural Organizations. He was a 4-H leader for over 25 years and was a Founding Director of the Wiarton Feeder Sale, later serving as its President. Carman had great respect for the environment, carefully managing his farms and woodlots. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Carman's Life will be held in the Massie United Church on Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Visiting with the family one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Massie United Church and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario. N4K-3X8 519-376-7492.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-02 published
HAMILL, James Wesley Carman
After a brief illness, on Monday, November 28th, 2005. James Wesley Carman HAMILL, of R.R.#4, Chatsworth, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Ruth HAMILL (née SHIER) for 62 years. Especially proud of his family, Carman was the loving father of Doreen BANNISTER, of Mississauga (Doug), Jim (Linda), of Meaford, Stewart (Mary-Lou), of Merrickville, Bruce, of Ottawa, Ted (Mary Louise), of Milton and Mary Jean HAMILL, of London. Dear grandfather of Karen (Rob) ROSIE and Melanie BANNISTER; Jamie (Heather) HAMILL, Scott (Katie) HAMILL and Chris HAMILL and his fiancée, Melinda; Katie and Devon HAMILL; Tyler, Megan and Kelsey HAMILL. Great-grandfather of Allison ROSIE and Cole HAMILL. He is survived by his dear sister, Evelyn McKEAN, of Owen Sound. Carman HAMILL was born on December 5th, 1912, the son of Erwin P. HAMILL and his wife, Sophia SAUNDERS. He lived his entire life on the family farm at Massie where he was born. He was predeceased by his four sisters, Mabel McKAY, Ethel FARROW, Gertie DICKSON/DIXON and Mae LONG; and his two brothers, Percy HAMILL and Reverend Alvin HAMILL. Carman was well known throughout the area for his leadership in Church, Community and Agricultural Organizations. He was a 4-H leader for over 25 years and was a Founding Director of the Wiarton Feeder Sale, later serving as its President. Carman had great respect for the environment, carefully managing his farms and woodlots. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Carman's Life will be held in the Massie United Church on Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Visiting with the family one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Massie United Church and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario. N4K-3X8 519-376-7492.
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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-10 published
BARIL, Evelyn Florence (née BAYLEY)
Passed away peacefully at Etobicoke General Hospital, Toronto, December 3rd, 2005 at the age of 81. Loving mother of Lynne SMILEY and Tom. Cherished Grammie to Heather and Adam. Predeceased by her parents, Rufus BAYLEY and Della (DICKSON/DIXON,) of Owen Sound, husband Lou BARIL, son-in-law Bud SMILEY, sister Ruby (Bill) DUNN and brothers Chuck and Jack BAYLEY. Fondly remembered by sister Laverne HIGGS, brothers George, Ross (Anna,) Doug (June,) Mervyn and sister-in-law Jean BAYLEY. Cremation and private family service have taken place. Evelyn was a longtime volunteer at West Park Hospital and enjoyed helping and as sisting others. In memory of Evelyn, donations to the West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation, 82 Buttonwood Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6M 2J5, would be appreciated. “To remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you.&rdquo

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-13 published
JOHNSTON, Margueurite Emily (née YOUNG)
At Summit Place, Owen Sound, Sunday December 11th, 2005 Marguerite Emily JOHNSTON (née YOUNG) of Owen Sound, formerly of Markdale in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harry JOHNSTON. Dear mother of John (Betty) JOHNSTON of Markdale, Gordon (Ann) JOHNSTON of Owen Sound, Mae (Wayne) WATTS of Walkerton and Donna (Ted) HOLMES of Meaford. Loving grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by sisters-in-law Doris and Hazel YOUNG. Predeceased by stepsons Harvey and George JOHNSTON, grand_son Bobby JOHNSTON, sister Mary DICKSON/DIXON and brothers Harry, John, Alvin and Russell YOUNG. The family will receive Friends at Annesley United Church, Markdale on Friday December 16th from noon to 1: 30 p.m. where a service of remembrance will be held at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation with interment in Harkaway Cemetery. If desired, donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, or Annesley United Church or charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to May Funeral Home, Markdale, 986-3310.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
STURGEON, Brian Russell
Brian Russell of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 50th year. Dearly loved partner of René TERREBROOD and dear brother of Paul and Robert STURGEON both of Saint Thomas and the late David STURGEON (June 26, 2002) and brother-in-law of Sharon and Kim STURGEON, both of Saint Thomas, Loved uncle of Courtney, Brooke, Corey and Britney STURGEON. Brian was born in Tillsonburg on December 5, 1955, the son of the late Russell and Isabel (DICKSON/DIXON) STURGEON. He was the former owner of Flashback's. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-31 published
AUSTEN, Mabel (August 23, 1917 - January 29, 2005)
Mabel AUSTEN passed away peacefully at University Hospital. She was the loving wife and partner for 63 years of Fred AUSTEN of London. Dear mother of Joyce (Peter BAIN) of North Vancouver and David (Bonnie) of Edmonton. She will be missed by her grandchildren Michael BAIN (Barbara), Lisa DESROCHES (Peter), Tim, Brian, Rosemary AUSTEN, and great-grandchildren Spencer and Bailey DESROCHES. Mabel also leaves her loving sister Lillian DICKSON/DIXON of Peterborough. Cremation has taken place. Join us for a reception to celebrate Mabel's life Wednesday, February 2nd, 3-5 p.m. at Riverside United Church, 451 Dunedin Drive. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-01 published
AUSTEN, Mabel (August 23, 1917-January 29, 2005)
Mabel AUSTEN passed away peacefully at University Hospital. She was the loving wife and partner for 63 years of Fred AUSTEN of London. Dear mother of Joyce (Peter BAIN) of North Vancouver and David (Bonnie) of Edmonton. She will be missed by her grandchildren Michael BAIN (Barbara), Lisa DESROCHES (Peter, Tim, Brian, Rosemary AUSTEN, and great-grandchildren Spencer and Bailey DESROCHES. Mabel also leaves her loving sister Lillian DICKSON/DIXON of Peterborough. Cremation has taken place. Join us for a reception to celebrate Mabel's life Wednesday, February 2nd, 3-5 p.m. at Riverside United Church, 451 Dunedin Drive. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
MIDDLETON , Robert "Glenn"
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, February 14, 2005, Robert "Glenn" MIDDLETON of Hickson in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Lois Jean MIDDLETON (née DICKSON/DIXON) for over 53 years. Dear father of Brian and his wife Shirley of Hickson, Don and his wife Mary Ann of Woodstock, Karen SCHWARTZENTRUBER and her husband Keith of Shakespeare and Brenda BONIS and her husband Rob of Lindsay. Loved grandfather of Darryl, Amanda, Melissa, Jason, Jeremy (Mandy), Jeff, Josh, Joey, Jordan, Kelly (John), Kim, (Erik), Jeff (Leah), Greg, Kyle, Angela and step grandfather of Scott (Ashley) and Eric. Dear brother of Evelyn WOOD of Burlington and Ivan and his wife Bernice of Stratford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Dorothy (1996).
Glenn taught in Woodstock and area for over 37 years, drove school bus for over 15 years with Scott Bus Lines, was a longtime member of the Hickson United Church, Southgate Centre and the Woodstock and Tavistock Horticultural Society. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1: 30 pm with Reverend Anne ESTELL officiating. Interment in the McTavish Cemetery. Contributions to the Southgate Centre, Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
WATSON, Margaret Elizabeth (née METCALFE)
At London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus only one day after her 80th Birthday, Margaret Elizabeth (METCALFE) left this life on February 21st, 2005 to join her beloved husband James A. WATSON (1989) in Heaven. Also predeceased by daughter Patricia (1953,) grand_son Glen CONNOLLY, and parents Ellen (JOYNT) and Walter Sr. METCALFE, she was the last to survive her siblings John, Walter, Geraldine, Albert and their spouses.
Born in Quebec City, she moved to Montreal and later London, where she eventually employed at Westminster Hospital (now London Health Sciences Centre) Pharmacy Department until retirement. Margaret was adored and is survived by daughter Judy-Marie of London, step-daughter Barbara CONNOLLY of Calgary, niece Lois DICKSON/DIXON of Oakville, several nephews and their families, and her much loved canine "babies" Holly Jo Beans and Mr. Doodlebug. Treasured "Mummy", "Nana" and friend to many she unofficially adopted, including Gilles who provided care and support in her last weeks. Margaret lived a life of grace, loyalty and generous spirit. She was, and now will forever be, our angel. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 12 noon. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be forwarded to Margaret's favoured charities the Kidney Foundation or the Lung Association.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-16 published
SLATER, Eric
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Eric, who passed away one year ago today.
This past year without you
Is the hardest we've ever known
We treasure every thought of you,
And keen them as our own.
Although we cannot see you
You are with us night and day.
For the love that was between us
Death cannot take away.
The nexttime we will see you
Will be at Heaven's Doors
You'll be there to greet us
And we will cry no more.
We'll put our arms around you
And kiss your smiling face
Than the pieces of our broken hearts
Will fall back into place.
People tell us we have memories
But they don't understand
How can we hug a memory
Or hold a memory's hand.
It tears could built a stairway
And memories a lane
We'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
Deeply loved and missed by wife Marguerite and children Sonny (Dawn), Margaret Ann (Murray) DICKSON/DIXON, Lewis (Ruth), Shirley (Rob) JONES, 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
BARNES, Maureen (née DICKSON/DIXON)
It is with great sadness that our family announce the passing of our dear and loving mother and grandmother. Maureen was called home to be with the Lord on March 15, 2005 at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka, Ontario where she had been a resident for the past 4 months. Maureen was a resident of Delaware, Ontario for the past 8 years where she had lived with her daughter Patricia and son-in-law Robert (Musty) and her 5 grandchildren, Kim, Bob, Justin, Kevin and Maureen. She will be missed by her son Bill and his wife Carol and their daughters Alana and Dayna; her daughter Carol and her husband John YATES and their children Ryan and Catherine; her sister Anne VAN ULFT; godson Richard DUNN and nieces and nephews.
Maureen was passionate about gardening and baseball. There fruit of her autumn plantings in the front garden always delighted the Musty neighbourhood with the daffodils and azalcas in early spring. Delaware baseball will truly feel her absence at the local baseball games as she was an avid supporter at her grandchildren's games from t-ball in 1990' to right uo to the Midget team games last summer. Maureen was born in Montreal, Quebec, the 5th of six children of William and Ellen DICKSON/DIXON. She married our father Michael BARNES (deceased September 1996) and raised her three children in Montreal. She worked part time in the telephone order dept. in Simpson Sears Co. in downtown Montreal. Maureen was a past parishioner of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Montreal east. She moved from Montreal to London, Ontario in 1991 to be closer to her family. Visitation is arranged from 7-9 p.m. March 22, 2005 at the Elliott Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. March 23, 2005 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 2452 Gideon Drive, Delaware, Ontario 652-3491. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Elliott Madill Funeral Home 22422 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges, 264-1100.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-25 published
HAYES, Larry Ronald
Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home London on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Larry Ronald HAYES in his 76th year. Beloved son of the late Annie and Gerald HAYES. Dear step son of Bill DICKSON/DIXON of London. Dear brother of Mary CALCUTT of Strathroy and George and Marilyn HAYES of London. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and greatnieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by brothers Jack and Ben HAYES, sister Nora PHILLIPS, brothers-in-law Ed CALCUTT and Gordon PHILLIPS. Resting at the T. Stephenson & son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 27th at 2 p.m. with Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment Carlisle Cemetery at a later date. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Donations to The Children's Wish Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mr. Ronnie HAYES.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-28 published
EVERINGHAM, Ruth P. (DICKSON/DIXON)
Ruth P. (DICKSON/DIXON) formerly of Bothwell, peacefully at Country Terrace Retirement Home, Komoka, on Friday, March 25, 2005, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband Floyde (1988). Ruth was a life member of the Bothwell United Church, serving as organist, Sunday School teacher and on all committees of the church, and was a 60 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #87. Dearly loved by daughters Barbara HAMILTON and her husband Thomas of Vineland, Janet WARD of London and a son Robert EVERINGHAM of Bothwell. Loving grandmother of Erin Ward of London. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister, Jean WIGHT (1965) and a brother Edward DICKSON/DIXON (1979.) The Everingham family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm St. Bothwell on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Annalee KERR of the Bothwell United Church officiating. Cremation. Interment Bothwell Cemetery at a later date. If desired donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Bothwell United Church or Four Counties Health Services Foundation "A tree will be planted in memory of Ruth Everingham in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-31 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Myrtle Irene (formerly EDWARDS, née PHILLIPS)
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig on Wednesday March 30, 2005, Myrtle Irene (PHILLIPS) DICKSON/DIXON in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late John Alexander EDWARDS (1977) and the late John Wesley Wilmore DICKSON/DIXON (1950.) Dear mother of Lorna and Bob HARRISON of Lucan, Wes and Dorothy DICKSON/DIXON of Strathroy, Maxine HEAMAN of Strathroy, Jerry and Rita DICKSON/DIXON of Nobel, Jim and Carol DICKSON/DIXON of Airdrie, Alberta, Murray and Margaret Anne DICKSON/DIXON of Ailsa Craig, Ken DICKSON/DIXON of Detroit, Michigan and Rick and Janet EDWARDS of Parkhill and son-in-law Lorne BODIN of Ingersoll. Predeceased by daughter Nancy BODIN (2002.) Dearly loved grandmother of 28 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren, 8 brothers; Earl, Stewart and his wife Ila, Bill and his wife Nettie, Jerry and his wife Lorraine, Jim, Harold, Gordon, and George and his wife Ethel and sisters Charlotte, and Hazel and her husband Jack DEAN. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson and Sons Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where Friends and relatives may call from 7-9pm Friday and from 2-4 and 7-9pm Saturday. The funeral will be held at the Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre on Sunday, April 3rd at 2pm. Interment Carlisle Cemetery. A service under the auspices of the Ailsa Craig Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #422 will be held on Friday April 1 at 6: 45 p.m. Donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Association, The Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of choice would be appreciated. Myrtle received Citizen of the Year Award from the Village of Ailsa Craig for her community involvement and she was a dedicated member of the Ailsa Craig Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #422. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Myrtle DICKSON/DIXON.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-22 published
SEYS- DESCHAMPS, Cornelia Virginia "Nelly" (née DEKEYSER)
Cornelia Virginia "Nelly", surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2005 after a valiant long struggle of deteriorating health and dementia. Nelly was born, the oldest child, on September 10, 1915 in Stekene, Belgium. At 12 years of age she immigrated to Canada, crossing the Atlantic with her mother, and 3 young sisters to join their father who arrived a year earlier. On January 11, 1931 she married Emiel R. SEYS (predeceased 1980.) They had 7 children: Omer (Lee) SEYS, Arthur (MaryAnne) SEYS, Marjory (Alan) BISHOP, Maurice (Betty) SEYS, John (Linda) SEYS, Sylvia (John) DICKSON/DIXON, and Betty SEYS. Nelly and Emiel worked a family farm together for 50 years in R.R.#3, Wallaceburg until Emiels' death in 1980.
Nelly will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and devoted friend to many. She knew how to live life to its' fullest, working her large garden, making preserves and canning fruit. Her work ethic was an inspiration to all that knew her. Nelly will also be remembered for her deep catholic faith as a former member of the Catholic Women's League. She was famous for her raisin bread baked for bazaars. For several years, Nelly was a member of the hospital auxiliary and a volunteer for the meals on wheels program, giving freely of her time to help others. To the end, Nelly was an example of her acceptance of her deteriorating health with no complaints and was a true inspiration of courage! Survived by her second husband George DESCHAMPS. She will be sadly missed by her 7 children and spouses, 16 grandchildren, 28 greatgrandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, sister Adrienne MODDE. Predeceased by her mother and father (Marie and Hippolet DEKEYSER,) sister Henrietta in 1992, sister Irene in 1990 and granddaughter Theresa in 1980. The family would like to thank Dr. MAYO and the nurses and staff at Fairfield Park for their ongoing commitment to Nelly's care and well being since 1997. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin St. Wallaceburg, on Friday, April 22, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 23, 2005 from Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Wallaceburg at 1: 30 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home Friday at 7: 30 p.m. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-03 published
MADDOCK, Morley Kenneth
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, on Monday, May 2nd, 2005, Morley Kenneth MADDOCK of London in his 69th year. Husband of 48 years to Louise (WERDEN) MADDOCK. Dear father of Linda and Tim DICKSON/DIXON of Oakville, Heather and Chris DAWDY of London, Jennifer and Mike REID of Courtice. Dear brother of Sharon SHEPPERD of London. Loving grandfather of Carson, Cody, Jacob, Rebecca, and Tyler. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks North of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, May 5th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Philip NEWMAN officiating. Interment, Alvinston Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Morley are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-06 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Lynn
In loving memory of my dear wife Lynn, who passed away 15 years ago, May 6, 1990.
Time rolls on but memories last
Sunshine passes, shadows fall,
Love, remembrance out lasts all.
Loved always and sadly missed, Harry and family.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-10 published
TINNEY, Melvin Ivan
Melvin Ivan formerly of R.R.#3 Thamesville, passed away peacefully at Copper Terrace, Chatham on Monday, May 9, 2005 at the age of 91. Born in Euphemia Twp., son of the late James and Caroline (DICKSON/DIXON) TINNEY. Beloved husband of the late Gloria (McDOUGALL) TINNEY (1991.) Melvin is survived by a nephew John and Mary Ann TINNEY, nieces, Dorothy and Don BROOM, Ruth BARKER, Mabel CUDMORE, Marjorie and Allen CAMPBELL and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by brothers Orval and Hester TINNEY, James and Dorothy TINNEY. The TINNEY family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 from 12: 00 noon until the time of the funeral service at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Derek PARRY of Thamesville United Church officiating. Interment Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted in memory of Melvin TINNEY in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-11 published
ANDERSON, Wilfred “Archie&rdquo
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the sudden passing of Wilfred “Archie” ANDERSON of Tillsonburg on Thursday June 9, 2005 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of 66 years to his lifelong friend and companion the late Dorothy ANDERSON (November 2004.) Born April 14, 1915 to Thomas and Dealia ANDERSON. Dear father of Harry (Marilyn) ANDERSON of Tillsonburg; Bonnie (Wayne) (KEKES) DICKSON/DIXON of Simcoe. Cherished and much loved grandfather to Karrie (Rob) TANNER; Kevin (Helen) ANDERSON; Kirby (Maria) ANDERSON all of Tillsonburg; Michael (Lorna) KEKES of Renton Christopher (Frances) KEKES of Cambridge. Greatgrandfather of Brock, Steven, Patrick TANNER; Katie and Emaleigh ANDERSON; Gregory, Bethany and Larissa KEKES. Also survived by his sister-in-law Maribelle ANDERSON of Tillsonburg, as well as several nieces and nephews. Archie was predeceased by his two brothers Douglas (1971) and his wife Maida (1964); Willam (Red) (1991), and his son-in-law Joe KEKES (2000.)
Archie enjoyed his many travels, and loved taking Dorothy shopping. He was a devoted husband, who loved his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Archie in his former years was an active member of his community as a past member of Tillsonburg Town Council, and a member of Oxford County Council where he was one of the principal persons involved in the construction of the original Tillsonburg Arena. He was a member of Tillsonburg's King Hiram, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #78 Masonic Lodge a 33rd degree member of the Scottish Rite; a member of the York Rite, and a past Potenate of the Mocha Temple (1972), and was a past President of the Great Lakes Shriner Association, past president of the Tillsonburg Shrine Club; a member of the Tillsonburg Lions Club in his early years; a World War 2 Veteran serving with the Royal Canadian Navy The family will receive Friends and family to visit with them at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Monday June 13, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. only. Funeral services for Archie will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday June 14, 2005 at 1 p.m. Chaplain Bob HENRY of the London Chapel of Mocha Temple officiating. Interment to follow in Tillsonburg Cemetery where Archie will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Dorothy. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or to Community Care Access Centre Oxford. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostranderfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Donna Marie
Donna Marie, who left us too soon, four years ago today, June How we managed four long years without your cheerfulness, love of life, patience and above all, the loving memories you left your family and your many Friends. We all love and miss you Donna.
A special thanks for the wonderful memories you left with me. Without them I couldn't survive.
Love you darling, Frank.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Donna Marie
In loving memory of Donna Marie DICKSON/DIXON.
A special smile, a special face,
A part of our family we can't replace
They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason helps the emptiness we feel.
Each morning when we wake up,
We know that you are gone,
No one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.
The special years will not return,
When we were all together,
But like the love within our hearts,
You will be with us forever.
Always loved and remembered, Dad and Diane.
You are the wind beneath my wings.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Donna Marie
In loving memory of our mother Donna Marie DICKSON/DIXON, who passed away June 17th, 2001.
We love you and miss you every day.
God Bless, from your family.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-06 published
RILEY, Elaine (GLANVILLE)
At Exeter Villa, Exeter on Monday, July 4, 2005 Elaine (GLANVILLE) RILEY formerly of Huron Park in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill RILEY (1996.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Ron and Marilyn RILEY of West Lorne, Floyd and Lynda RILEY of Centralia, Cheryl and Dave KENNEDY and Carolyn and Randy REDMOND all of Huron Park, Marilyn and Bill DICKSON/DIXON, Rob and Tracey RILEY and Joanne McLAREN all of London and Gayle RILEY of Lucan. Also survived by 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Donna NEWMAN of London, Meryl and Gloria GLANVILLE of Seaforth, Cecil and Betty GLANVILLE and Marion and Tom PENHALE all of Exeter and Marjorie GLANVILLE of Staffa. Predeceased by her parents Wilbert and Lucinda GLANVILLE, a son Don (2000,) a grand_son Herbie and granddaughter Jennifer LEE. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 7th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Cathy PROUT officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
MEYER, Theresa (née REISER)
Mrs. Theresa (REISER) MEYER of London and formerly of Saint Thomas, passed away at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Sunday, July 10, 2005, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Carl D. MEYER (1992.) Loving mother of Alex DICKSON/DIXON and his wife Sandra of Arkona, Theresa BEER and her husband Robert of Iona Station and Joanne McCUTCHEON and her husband Randy of London. Dear step-mother of Ronald and Barrett MEYER both of Fort Erie. Loved sister of Michael REISER and his wife Theresa and Frank REISER all of Tillsonburg. Also survived by several grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Born in Hungary, April 9, 1927, daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (GARVALD) REISER. She moved to Canada as a child. The funeral service will be conducted at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation for 1 hour prior to the service. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-13 published
KEMP, Mary Audrey (DICKSON/DIXON)
After a lengthy battle with cancer, Mary Audrey (DICKSON/DIXON) of Craigwell Gardens, Ailsa Craig; passed away on Monday July 11, 2005 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon KEMP (July 9, 2004.) Dear mother and mother-in-law Lynda (Brian) YOUNG, Barrie Shirley (Alan) LALIBERTE, Mitchell; Ron MORLEY, Ailsa Craig Nancy ROBINSON, Parkhill; Larry (Mary Jane) KEMP, Bryanston Predeceased by daughter Marilyn MORLEY (1993.) Dearly loved grandmother of Joel and Stephen YOUNG, Shannon (Brian) STRIK, Aaron and Brandon MORLEY, Kelly Jo, Christopher, Scott and Katelyn ROBINSON, Jason, Kyle and Justin KEMP. Great-grandma to Cole STRIK. Predeceased by family members Zelda (Jim) GEORGE; Orville (Madeline) DICKSON/DIXON, Rheola (Ted) HOTSON, Marjorie (Dean) WHITE/WHYTE, Les (Eleanor) DICKSON/DIXON, Wilmore (Myrtle) DICKSON/DIXON; sister-in-law to Doris (Del) GOUGH, Byron and Lloyd (Ceal) KEMP, London. Funeral service will be held at Ailsa Craig Community Centre, Wednesday July 13, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Reverend David FRIESEN- WALDNER officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig entrusted with arrangements 519-293-3331. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Audrey KEMP

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-20 published
FOUNTAIN, Johnny " Jack"
In loving memory of a dear friend Johnny (Jack), who passed away July 20, 1985.
This day is remembered and quietly kept
No words are needed, we never forget.
Always remembered with love and laughter, John and Pauline DICKSON/DIXON.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-28 published
ANNETT, Helen (née DROPE)
With saddened hearts, the family of, Helen ANNETT (née DROPE,) 68 years, of Wyoming, say good-bye, on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved wife of Carl. Loving mother of Mark and Angela of Wyoming, Debbra and Brian ALLEN of Oil Springs, Len and Janice and Larry all of Wyoming. Cherished grandmother of Brad and Jeff ALLEN and Ryan, Jenna, Philip and Karli ANNETT. Dear sister of Keith and Marjorie DROPE of Petrolia and the late Murray DROPE (1974) and his wife Janet of Petrolia. A private funeral service was held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia, with Mr. Chris DICKSON/DIXON officiating. As epxressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society and may be arranged by calling the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com. Rest peacefully now Mom - We will love you forever and miss you always.
8 2005-07-26 BEST, Madeline Agnes (née CONROY)
Passed away in Markham on Sunday, July 24, 2005, at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Joseph BEST. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews and stepchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint John the Divine Catholic Church, 390 Baseline Rd., W., London on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 12 noon with interment to follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, London. Donations to the Saint John the Divine Building Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home, London).

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-19 published
HODGINS, Willa Freda Charlotte (née CARRUTHERS)
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, August 18, 2005. Willa (CARRUTHERS) HODGINS of Ailsa Craig and formerly of McGillivray Township in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late George E. HODGINS (1977.) Dear mother of Paul and Rose HODGINS of McGillivray Twp., Linda and Jim DIETRICH of R.R.#2 Dashwood. Grandmother to Chris and Angela HODGINS, Darcy HODGINS and friend Emily, Mary Lynn DIETRICH, Jim DIETRICH and fiancé Lori. Great grandmother to Travis DIETRICH. Step grandmother and great grandmother to Jennifer, Janalynn and Darryl VANDER KANT, Dara, Kianna and Simon. Sister-in-law of Marie TURNER. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son David John HODGINS, parents Joseph and Hattie (FINKBEINER) CARRUTHERS, daughter-in-law Louise (WATSON) HODGINS, brother Gerald CARRUTHERS, sisters Pearl HOTSON and Ruth DICKSON/DIXON. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, August 20th at 1 p.m. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Reverend Greg LITTLE officiating. Interment Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Memorial Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. HODGINS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation, Parkhill.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-08 published
SMITH, Wylie
A resident of Ridgetown. Wylie SMITH died Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at Thamesview Lodge, Chatham at the age of 82. Born in Howard Township son of the late Stephen Walter and Maude May (HALL) SMITH. Beloved husband of the late Theresa M. (McGAHAN) SMITH (1990.) Dear father of Stephen WALTER and Suzanne SMITH, Chatham; Dianne SMITH, Chilliwack, British Columbia; James EDWARDS and Terri-Lynn, Wallaceburg and Ruth Anne and Walter FOX, Corrunna. Grandfather of 15 and Great-Grandfather of 13. Predeceased by one grandchild. Brother of Max and Pat SMITH, R.R.#1, Morpeth Marjorie J. GIDDIS, Morpeth and the late Madeliene SMITH and James R. SMITH. Friends will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street, E., Ridgetown on Wednesday September 7, 2005 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 8, 2005 from 2:00-4:30 & 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Barry DICKSON/DIXON officiating. Interment Morpeth Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to the Morpeth Cemetery appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-12 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Valerie
In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Valerie. Three years have passed. So much has changed. As time unfolds, the love and fond memories within our hearts always remain and are never forgotten. Lovingly remembered and missed by Mark, Fran, Jacob and Benjamin

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-12 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Valerie
September 12, 2002: The Rose has never wilted, Time has moved on, Thinking of you always, You will never be forgotten. Don

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-18 published
BREWER, Barbara (née MAYO)
Of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, September 17, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of 64 years of Ralph BREWER and dearly loved mother of Paul and his wife Joanne BREWER of Saint Thomas, Michael and his wife Leslie BREWER of Kitchener and the late John Ralph BREWER. Much loved grandmother of Peter and Andrea BREWER, Catherine DICKSON/DIXON, David BREWER, Michelle EDWARDS, Juli, Kelly and Danny BREWER. She was the last of her family. Barbara was born in England on April 14, 1923, the daughter of the late William and Iris MAYO. She has lived in Saint Thomas since 1990 and formerly lived in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Mississauga. She worked for Sears and Rubbermaid. Barbara was a member of St. Hilda's-St. Luke's Anglican Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas until Wednesday afternoon and then to St. Hilda's-St. Luke Anglican Church for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-20 published
BREWER, Barbara (née MAYO)
Of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, September 17, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of 64 years of Ralph BREWER and dearly loved mother of Paul and his wife Joanne BREWER of Saint Thomas, Michael and his wife Leslie BREWER of Kitchener, daughter-in-law Diane BREWER and the late John Ralph BREWER. Much loved grandmother of Peter and Andrea BREWER, Catherine DICKSON/DIXON, David BREWER, Michelle EDWARDS, Julie, Kelly and Danny BREWER. Also survived by 7 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her family. Barbara was born in England on April 14, 1923, the daughter of the late William and Iris MAYO. She has lived in Saint Thomas since 1990 and formerly lived in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Mississauga. She worked for Sears and Rubbermaid. Barbara was a member of St. Hilda's-St. Luke's Anglican Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas until Wednesday afternoon and then to St. Hilda's-St. Luke Anglican Church for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-20 published
IRELAND, Jeanne Helen (GADKE)
Of Brussels passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at her residence on Sunday, September 18th, 2005. Born in Fordwich on June 5th, 1925, Jeanne was in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Jim IRELAND. Dear mother of Joyce KING of Listowel and Mary DICKSON/DIXON and her husband Jim of Bluevale. Also loved by her grandchildren Elizabeth and James ROSS. Dear friend to Eluned McNAIR of Brussels. At Jeanne's request there will be no funeral home visitation. A private graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, September 20th at Brussels Cemetery with Reverend Cathrine CAMPBELL officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Melville Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-11 published
WILLIAMS, Rovena (née DICKSON/DIXON)
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Monday, October 10, 2005. Rovena WILLIAMS (née DICKSON/DIXON,) 97 years, of Petrolia. Rovena was predeceased by her husband, Roy (1981), her son, Jim (2004), her daughters-in-law, Gloria (1974) and Donna (1986), brothers, Roy, John and George DICKSON/DIXON and sisters, Jean HOFF and Dorothy MOORE. Rovena is survived by her grandchildren, Barbara and Dave HORTON of Petrolia, Beverley and George TENNANT of London and Gary and Donna WILLIAMS of Petrolia, nine great grandchildren, twenty great great children and a sister Hazel NELSON of California. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where prayers will be offered at 8: 45 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philip's Church, Petrolia, on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-20 published
WILLIAMS, Alta Beatrice (SMITH)
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, Alta B. (SMITH) WILLIAMS of Parkhill in her 93rd year, beloved wife of the late Charles WILLIAMS (1983.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Don DICKSON/DIXON of Parkhill, Russell CLARKE of Grand Bend, Shirley and Ken BUZZELL of Calgary, Ron and Sandra WILLIAMS of Saint Marys, Brian WILLIAMS of Parkhill. Sister-in-law of Bess SMITH of Watford, Cassie POORE of Thedford, Lyle (Tiny) WILLIAMS of Calgary, Bill WILLIAMS of Parkhill. Predeceased by sons Douglas WILLIAMS and Jack WILLIAMS, daughters Audrey CLARKE, Velda BAUMAN/BOWMAN and son-in-law Hugh BAUMAN/BOWMAN, daughter-in-law Shirley WILLIAMS, brother Bruce SMITH, sisters Agnes TEDBALL, Margaret THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Grace HAWKINS, Jean ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Ruth AITKINS and Irene FRASER. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, October 22 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Reverend Greg LITTLE will officiate. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. Donations to the Chateau Gardens Nursing Home Memorial Fund or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital "Building Fund" would be appreciated. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. WILLIAMS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
VANNER, Mona Leona (BAIRD)
After a lengthy illness and courageous battle, Mona Leona (BAIRD) VANNER of London in her 76th year passed away at University Hospital on October 27, 2005. Dear mother of Bonnie DICKSON/DIXON and her husband Earl of Mossley, her brother Bill BAIRD and his wife Norma of Grand Bend. Adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her sisters and brothers-in-law. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may given to the Cancer Society. Memorial Service arrangements pending at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-09 published
SMITH, Patricia D. (née HARVEY)
A resident of R.R.#1 Morpeth, Patricia D. SMITH passed away on Monday, November 7, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus at the age of 71. Born in Howard Township, daughter of the late William and Florence (McCAIN) HARVEY. Beloved wife of Max SMITH for 48 years. Dear mother of Stephen SMITH and his wife Esther of R.R.#4 Blenheim, Janet PINDER and her husband Bryan of Rodney, and Lisa SMITH of Niagara Falls. Grandmother of Scott SMITH, Ryan SMITH, Nathalie SMITH, Michael PINDER, Jennifer PINDER, Katelyn PINDER, and Laura PINDER. Sister of Ruthanne THAIN and her husband Doug of Blenheim, Janet HARVEY of London, Bill HARVEY and his wife Treena of Chatham, and Merilee COOMBS and her husband Chris of London. Sister-in-law of Marjorie GIDDIS of Ridgetown and the late Earl GIDDIS, James R. and Alda SMITH, Madeleine SMITH and Wylie SMITH. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Patricia was a member of the Morpeth Heritage Club and Morpeth United Church. She worked for 25 years as a Residential Counsellor at the Southwestern Regional Centre prior to her retirement. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Wednesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, November 11, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Barry DICKSON/DIXON officiating. Interment in Morpeth Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-24 published
FEAGAN, Margaret R. (née NIXON)
A resident of Ridgetown, Margaret R. (NIXON) FEAGAN, died peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, on November 21, 2005. Born July 28, 1919, daughter of the late Hilton and Hilda (DICKSON/DIXON) NIXON. Beloved wife of the late Harris S. (Feag) FEAGAN (October 2005.) Sister of the late Jean (Harold) WILSON (1981,) Helen (Douglas) WISE (1960) and Jack NIXON (1923.) Survived by a niece Susanne WISE of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ridgetown was Marg and "Feags" home for 60 years. Margaret enjoyed playing Basketball, and was well known as a women's basketball referee in the Chatham-Kent region. She was very active in the Ridgetown Well Baby Clinic, Brownies, Curling, Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and the Ridgetown Museum. Cremation has taken place, and a private interment of cremated remains will be held at a later date. Donations made by cheque to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada would be appreciated and may be sent to the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street, Ridgetown, Ontario, N0P 2C0. Arrangements were entrusted to McKinlay Funeral Home, Ridgetown. (519-674-3141). Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-16 published
VANNER, Mona
The family of Mona VANNER would like to thank all the relatives, Friends and neighbours for the floral tributes, donations, cards and calls. Special thanks to her nephew Tom BAIRD for the wonderful eulogy, Reverend Brian McKAY for his words of comfort, Forest City for the arrangements and Huron House restaurant for the lovely lunch. Special thanks to all the nurses and doctors of the 8th floor University Hospital for their Tender Loving Care. Bonnie and Earl DICKSON/DIXON, Bill and Norma BAIRD and families.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
BARRETT, Joyce (HAZELWOOD)
Peacefully at Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital on Friday December 16th, 2005, Joyce (HAZELWOOD) BARRETT of Parkhill and formerly of London in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband Ivan BARRETT. Dear mother of Bill BARRETT, and dear sister of Ted and Bert HAZELWOOD all of London. Predeceased by her brother Bill HAZELWOOD and her sisters Helen DICKSON/DIXON and Millie HAZELWOOD. Also loved by her 3 grandchildren Jeff BARRETT, Tracy FREZZELL and Jennifer RICE, and her 4 great-grandchildren Luke, Amanda, Samantha and Adam. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the funeral and committal service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), on Monday December 19th at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, N6A 3A1. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Chateau Gardens, Parkhill, for the care given Joyce during her years there. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
CYMBALISTY, William
Peacefully at his home on Friday, December 16, 2005, in his 90th year. William CYMBALISTY. Beloved husband of the late Justyna. Dear father of Mary PUDELEK and her husband Tony of london. Loving Grandfather of Julie DICKSON/DIXON of London; Diane CIESIELKA and her husband Chris of Lambeth; Richard PUDELEK and his wife Inge of London. Dear Great-Grandfather of Kevin and Corey of London Dominic and Patrick of Lambeth; and Willam and Max of London. Predeceased by three brothers and five sisters and grand_son Henry. The family will receive Friends at "Thorpe Brothers' Funeral Home and Chapel", 96 West Street, Brandford on Sunday December 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Panachyda will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 7: 00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist on Monday December 19, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. Thorpe Brothers' 519-759-2211 www.dignitymemorial.org

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-21 published
CALCUTT, Mary Leata (HAYES)
Entered into rest at Strathroy Hospital on December 19, 2005. Mary Leata CALCUTT (HAYES) of Strathroy in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Edward CALCUTT (2003.) Dear mother of Pat KOVACS and her husband Frank of Mt. Brydges. Loving grandmother of Val PROCENKO and her husband Peter of Wasaga Beach, Sandra GALLAGHER of Mt. Brydges and Steven KOVACS of London. Aunt of David PHILLIPS of California. Great-grandmother of Alexandria, Stephanie, Natasha and Nicholas PROCENKO and Danielle, Amanda and Karlie GALLAGHER. Also survived by her brother George and Marilyn HAYES of London and her step-father Bill DICKSON/DIXON of London. Predeceased by her brothers, Jerry, Ben, Jack and Ron HAYES and sister Nora PHILLIPS. She will be sadly missed by sisters-in-law Freida and Catherine CALCUTT and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Resting at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday, December 22, 2005 from 12: 00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. when a funeral service will be held at the funeral home with Fr. Willi KAMMERER officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-26 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Lawrence
Peacefully, at his residence on Friday, December 23, 2005. Lawrence DICKSON/DIXON of London in his 73rd year. Beloved husband Mary (SCOTT) DICKSON/DIXON. Dear father of John and Scott DICKSON/DIXON both of London. Also survived by three brothers Norman, Don and Richard DICKSON/DIXON and one sister Betty GOLDEN. Predeceased by one brother Lloyd DICKSON/DIXON. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South London (433-5184) on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to the service. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Red Cross, 810 Commissioners Road East, London would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-12-27 published
CALCUTT, Mary Leata (HAYES)
Entered into rest at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on December 19, 2005, Mary Leata CALCUTT (HAYES) of Strathroy, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Edward CALCUTT (2003.) Dear mother of Pat KOVACS and her husband Frank of Mt. Brydges. Loving grandmother of Val PROCENKO and her husband Peter of Wasaga Beach, Sandra GALLAGHER of Mt. Brydges, and Steven KOVACS of London. Aunt of David PHILLIPS of California. Great-grandmother of Alexandria, Stephanie, Natasha, and Nicholas PROCENKO and Danielle, Amanda, and Karlie GALLAGHER. Also survived by her brother George and Marilyn HAYES of London, and her step-father Bill DICKSON/DIXON of London. Predeceased by her brothers Jerry, Ben, Jack, and Ron HAYES and sister Nora PHILLIPS. She will be sadly missed by sisters-in-law Freida and Catherine CALCUTT and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Rested at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Thursday, December 22, 2005 from 12-1: 30 p.m. when a funeral service was held at the funeral home with Reverend Fr. Willi K.F. KAMMERER officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-13 published
MATTHEWS, G. Yvonne (née MALLOY)
78, Truro, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2005, at home, surrounded by family. Born in Halifax, Yvonne was the daughter of the late Earl and Mabel (DICKSON/DIXON) MALLOY. Yvonne graduated from the Halifax Children's Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. Following graduation, Yvonne worked with the Dalhousie Public Health Clinic in tuberculosis research and also served as a private duty nurse for paediatric and adult patients. Yvonne was a dedicated Reach to Recovery Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society, for over 25 years. Yvonne was a member of First United Church, Truro, a United Church Women member and assisted with the youth choir in the 1970's. A gracious, selfless and compassionate woman, Yvonne devoted herself to her family and her community. Yvonne is survived by her beloved husband, Ken; son Doug (Anita), Truro daughters Anne (Kevin) McMAHON, Deux Montagnes, Quebec; Meg (Darrell) McCALLUM, Halifax; and Sarah (Paul GIANMOENA), Riverview, Florida grandchildren Krista (Mark) THIBODEAU, Ottawa; Craig (Diana) MATTHEWS, Truro; Andrew MATTHEWS, Kuwait City; Matthew and Jeffrey McMAHON, Deux Montagnes, Quebec; Emily, Cara and Neil McCALLUM, Halifax; Maria and Michael GIANMOENA, Riverview, Flordia; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Matthew THIBODEAU, Ottawa; sister Eleanor (William) BUTTREY, Gananoque, Ont; brothers Murray (Margaret) MALLOY, Delta, British Columbia; Si (Jean) MALLOY, Halifax and Jack (Marie) MALLOY, Dartmouth; sisters-in-law Betty MATTHEWS, Woodstock, Ontario and Ruby MATTHEWS, Uxbridge, Ontario; and numerous nieces and nephews. Yvonne was predeceased by her parents, sisters Ruth and Peggy and brother Dennis (Bud). Visitation will be Friday, January 14, 2005 from 7-9 pm, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Funeral service will be held at Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 2 pm in the First United Church, Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Bobby W. Fillier and Reverend Gordon D. MacLean officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Yvonne's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Friends and colleagues who have been so supportive throughout Mom's illness, Carol PARKER who has been a special part of our family for so many years as well as a compassionate care provider, Ramona JESSO and Gemma LANNON for their care of Mom and support of our family, Dr. Gary CURTIS for his dedicated care, many caring Victorian Order of Nurses Nurses, and the remarkable palliative care team of Ann McKIM, R.N., and Dr. David HENDERSON. On line condolences may be sent to: colchestercommunityfh@ca.ns.sympatico.ca

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-13 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Dallas (née HOMER- DICKSON/DIXON)
Died peacefully in Dundas, Ontario on January 11, 2005 at the age of 90. Dallas leaves her children Susan CARLSON, Peter TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Mary MOOGK, Tim TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Claire and Penelope HUDSON. She leaves her adored grandchildren Janet, Stephen, Leif, Jennifer, Francesca, Alexandra, Adam, Mark, Christopher and Philip and her great grandchildren Max, Aiden, Alexandra, Anika and Olivia. She is also survived by her 'baby brudder' Douglas HOMER- DICKSON/DIXON of Victoria. Dallas was born in Toronto on July 2, 1914. She lived in Winnipeg and Victoria before travelling to England to work in London during World War 2. After the war she married Paul TAILOR/TAYLOR and became passionately immersed in the life of a naval wife. This resulted in her living in Ottawa, Victoria, Washington, D.C., London, England and Hamilton, Ontario. It was in the Hamilton area that Dallas spent her last 44 years. As a manifestation of her lifelong love of the arts, she was for many years actively engaged with the National Ballet of Canada. In addition to her involvement with the Hamilton Branch she contributed to the development of the National Ballet School. Dallas was a cook extraordinaire who believed that most problems could be solved with good food. She was well known for her parties, her twinkle, her storytelling and her ability to put people at ease. The family would like to acknowledge the tremendous support of the caregivers at the Hamilton Community Care Access Centre, Victorian Order of Nurses and Paramed for helping Dallas conclude her life in her own home. In particular, we recognize the support of Tammy HENDSEBEE whose professional dedication to and love for Dallas were exceptional. A memorial visitation will be held in the J.B. Marlatt Family Centre, 195 King Street East, Dundas, Ontario from 2-5 pm on Saturday, January 15, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dallas's name to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
WILKES, Alfred Ernest " Ernie"
Peacefully, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, Ernie WILKES. Born 88 years ago in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ernie was predeceased in 1988 by his beloved wife Violet (née SALMELIN,) his dear granddaughter Tania WILKES (1978) and siblings William (Irene) WILKES, Norma (Gar) HENRY and Herb WILKES. He will be sadly missed by his sister Muriel (Cec) DICKSON/DIXON and sister-in-law Irene WILKES, by his children Ernie (Jan) WILKES, Helen (John) HARPER, Elinor VENUTI (Phil LAHEY), Gordon (Jennifer) WILKES and David (Angela) WILKES. He leaves grandchildren Andrew (Deanna), Natacha (Stuart), Alf, Christopher (Soraya), David (Kim), Greg (Rashmi), Andrea (Tom), Jennifer (Rob), Danielle (Mark), Kirsten, Adam, Laura, Victoria, Alexander, Christopher, Nicholas and of course, Chantelle and Cameron. He also leaves great-grandchildren Ethan, Alyssa, Anika, Kaitlyn, Danielle, Chai, Jonathan, and Matthew, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and his extended family, Joanne and John and Adrian and Bev. Ernie was a retired executive and member of the Board of Directors of the Robert Simpson Co., where he served as senior Vice-President of Finance. Subsequently, he was Vice-President of Pension Investments for the Hudson Bay Co. of Canada until his retirement in 1982. He was a past member of the Ontario Club and was a charter member of the Board of Trade Golf and Country Club in Woodbridge. For many decades he served voluntarily on the Board of Trustees for the Boy Scouts of Canada. Since his retirement, he has been a resident of the Fergus area. A memorial service will be held at the Thomson and Collins Funeral Home, 160 St. David Street North, Fergus, on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Canon Stephen WITCHER officiating. Interment of cremated remains will follow later at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Mark Easterbrook and the nursing staff of Groves Hospital for the exceptional care shown Ernie during his illness.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-15 published
CARR, Dr. Donald M.
Died peacefully June 12, 2005 in Vancouver after a brief battle with cancer. He was born December 7, 1938 in Innisfail, Alberta, to Homer and Evelyn CARR. Don graduated from U of A Medical School 1965, a recipient of 2 gold medals. He practiced gastroenterology in Vancouver for over 30 years. Loved by his wife Carol (nee ROSTRUP,) daughters Roxane, Laura (Peter DICKSON/DIXON,) and Julia, grandchildren Georgia and Angus, his brother Stan, sisters and brothers in law and nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, June 20th, 2005 at 7 p.m. at Cecil Green Park, 6251 Cecil Green Park Rd., Vancouver, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the "Dr. D.M. Carr G.I. and Liver Diseases Fund", Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia Hospital Foundation, 855 W. 12th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1M9.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-21 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Donald Geale (1926-2005)
Suddenly on Saturday, June 18, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Donald Geale DICKSON/DIXON at age 78. Don's absence will leave a huge void in the life of Ross BUCKBERROUGH, his partner for over 50 years. Don was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Kathleen, sister Elizabeth (Hugh BENNETT,) brother Geoffrey (Jeannie HENDERSON.) Sadly mourned by his sister Sydney BURK/BURKE of Toronto, his nieces Katie (David) HOFFMAN of Smith's Falls, Polly BURK/BURKE of Sooke, British Columbia, Kelly (Elide) BURK/BURKE of Ajax, Patricia (Ted) SAUNDERS of Yorkshire, England, Julie (Peter) NORDHEIMER of Gravenhurst, Vivian (Bob) WHITE/WHYTE of Toronto, Peter DICKSON/DIXON of Toronto and many others. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Mark's Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake at a future date. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mark's Church for the upkeep of the DICKSON/DIXON family plot which was very important to Don. Any further information may be obtained from dkhoffman@cogeco.ca

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-16 published
DICKSON/DIXON, " Lynn" Marilyn
Peacefully on Monday July 11, 2005 we said goodbye to a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Beloved wife of the late Donald (Don) DICKSON/DIXON. Predeceased by her sisters Jo and Barbara. Adored by her children Bruce and his wife Linda, David and his wife Inge, Mike and his wife Kathy and Wendy and her husband Ed. Will also be missed by her ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Marilyn was trained as a registered nurse at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto and returning to nursing later in life. Her children will always remember and admire her focus on family, unconditional love, never-ending compassion and quiet determination. She will remain in our hearts, together with our father, forever.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ontario Alzheimer's Society or to the charity of your choice.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-23 published
DICKSON/DIXON, " Lynn" Marilyn
Peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2005 we said goodbye to a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Beloved wife of the late Donald (Don) DICKSON/DIXON. Predeceased by her sisters Jo and Barbara. Adored by her children Bruce and his wife Linda, David and his wife Inge, Mike and his wife Kathy and Wendy and her husband Ed. Will also be missed by her ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Marilyn was trained as a registered nurse at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto and returned to nursing later in life. Her children will always remember and admire her focus on family, unconditional love, never-ending compassion and quiet determination. She will remain in our hearts, together with our father, forever.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ontario Alzheimer's Society or to the charity of your choice. (Arrangements entrusted to Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 905-637-5233). You are invited to sign the book of visitation at www.db-burlington.ca

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
LEE, " Joan" Alison
At her home in Mississauga, surrounded by her family on Monday, August 22, 2005. She fought her battle with cancer with dignity and courage. Alison, beloved wife of the late Marshall. Loving mother of Susan and the late Joan Mary. Sister of Adrienne PRICE, the late Richard GILLETT and Helen DICKSON/DIXON. " Gran" will always be remembered by her cherished grand_son Marshall, and her nieces and nephews. The family would especially like to thank Alison's niece Nancy DICKSON/DIXON, the staff of Dixie Road Medical, the nurses of St. Elizabeth (especially Barbara and Linda) and her many other family members and Friends for all their help and support. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Alison's life will be held in the Church of St. Luke (1513 Dixie Rd, Mississauga) on Wednesday, September 7 at 3: 00. Reception to follow at Toronto Golf Club. In memory of Alison, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Joan Alison Lee Memorial South African Education Fund would be greatly appreciated. This can be done at any branch of TD Canada Trust. (Details will also be available at the service or by contacting the funeral home)
"Luv USA Gran"
Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-22 published
Eleanor McRobie WINTERS
By Nancy WINTERS, Thursday, September 22, 2005, Page A26
Political consort, musician, mentor. Born July 22, 1911, in Smiths Falls, Ontario Died March 23 in Toronto, aged 93.
Eleanor McRobie (DICKSON/DIXON) WINTERS's family was her vocation, but for a time she shared the very public life of her parliamentarian husband, the late Robert H. WINTERS. Although she did not care for the spotlight, she won hosts of admirers. She was lovely. At 93, she still had Vogue-model cheekbones, and the most beautiful nose I have ever seen. We were privileged to know her grace, wit, and friendliness, as well as her artist's soul, her insatiable intellect, and her towering character.
Eleanor was an unselfconscious musician who broke into song whenever her emotional impulses required it. As a young mother, she played violin with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, and shared her love of music with her children. Her daughter Marny remembers "afternoons spent making music with Mum, she on the violin and I at the piano."
Eleanor lost her son Richard when he was 13 and her husband Robert at 59. To deal with her inevitable grief, she took very long walks. Most characteristically, however, she appreciated life. In her 80s, she took up painting colourful canvases, which we prize as witnesses: to her surprising joy. In her last week, in pain, nearly deaf and almost blind, her frustration was deep. Seeking to distract her, I offered her chocolate. "Oh, chocolate!" she thrilled, hands clasped in delight.
"Oh!" was her most typical sentiment. She was an avid Floridian who loved the beach and the heat; yet, on a frigid January day in Sault Ste. Marie, she could warble "Oh, the beautiful air!"
All of the enchantments of place and people came together for her in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia She revelled in the history of the fishing town, held in awe the brave men and their stoic wives. She found her Lunenburg Friends "old world, formal and gracious," and she was euphoric whenever she was with them.
The dominant impulses of Eleanor's long life were learning and teaching. A selective reader of the most challenging literature, she could never be bothered with the merely modern. She preferred to re-read the "greats," including Shakespeare and his most erudite commentators.
She also gathered a broad-ranging mix of information. One of her last letters to her son Henry included this characteristic paragraph: "Since my latest lesson on how to open a drawer and pick up a chair, I can't think of a single thing that I know which you don't already know -- except -- did you know that gold is the single best investment now? Also, that Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, who died in 1376, was called the Black Prince only because he wore black armour?"
In matters of health, Mom's mentorship was vigorous and undeterred by resistance. Fearful for the long-term reliability of her teeth, she undertook to save ours, too. Her grandchildren endured gum-lacerating brushing lessons and all of us received the lectures. One granddaughter accurately assesses her influence: "If it had not been for Gamy, we would all be toothless, inarticulate, and fat."
But Eleanor's specialty was stewardship. Her grand_son described her as an "original environmentalist." She was dismayed by the quantity of food in our refrigerator, and that we had no outdoor clothesline. In her own home, there was always barely enough food in the refrigerator; she dried and reused the paper towels. Excess and waste were anathema to her.
She was a lady with the interests, manners and convictions of an earlier generation, but Eleanor was also truly ahead of her time. She was a broad-minded optimist who rejected negativity in any form.
Nancy is Eleanor's daughter-in-law.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
GRAY/GREY, Peter Forbes (April 1933-September 2005)
After a brief, stoic battle with cancer, Peter leaves his wife of 46 years, Muriel May (née BEAUFIELD;) his son John Charles GRAY/GREY (San Diego;) daughter Susan M. GRAY/GREY (Halifax;) and brother John H. GRAY/GREY (La Châtre, France;) predeceased by his sister Mary Louise ROSE. Born in Windsor, Ontario, son of the late Mary A. GRAY/GREY (née HAWKEY) and John Campbell GRAY/GREY. Following his graduation from Nepean High School in Ottawa, Ontario, Peter embarked on several expeditions to the Canadian Arctic as a steward aboard the icebreaker D'Iberville. He gained a life-long appreciation and admiration of the North, its natives and their art. Peter graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science, Geology in 1957 and began work that summer with McNamara Construction, first in Belleville, Ontario, and soon after in Witless Bay, Newfoundland. It was there he had the good fortune of meeting his soon-to-be wife Muriel, who was working as a nurse in Saint John's. When they married in 1959, the United Church Minister insisted on knowing where Peter was from 'in Newfoundland' Windsor, Ontario was not acceptable and their marriage certificate states that Peter is from Witless Bay. Peter's experiences with roadbuilding and heavy equipment led him to join the Caterpillar Company first in Toronto in 1960 and later in Halifax in 1972 with Nova Scotia Tractor and Equipment. As General Sales Manager and later Vice-President Corporate Development, Peter was regarded as an excellent salesman and an inspiring manager. On a wine tasting trip to France in 1983, Peter was named a 'Hospitalier d'Honneur' by the Hospitaliers de Pomeral; it was a moment he truly prized. With retirement in July 1998, Peter's life was filled with the joy of a first grandchild (and 'best pal',) Oliver Peter DICKSON/DIXON and in 2001 Gunnar Eric GRAY/GREY. He also began the seven year commitment to the care of his ailing spouse. He was a fine man, full of love and generosity and we will miss him forever. Donations in Peter's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Visitation: Tuesday, October 4, 2005 from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5C9.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-03 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Ragnhild Jensine
Of Kelowna, Toronto, Montreal, Ste. Adele and Norway, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2005 at the age of 81. She was surrounded by her family at the Douglas Fir Hospice where she had been lovingly cared for the previous two weeks.
Predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Peter, she will be fondly remembered and missed by her four daughters: Karen MILLER, Joan DICKSON/DIXON, Lise GOUMENIOUK, and Anne COREY; her six grandchildren: Michael and Allessandra MILLER, Kari and Nikolas KOSTYAN, Natasha and Peter GOUMENIOUK; and her sons-in-law: Ian MILLER, Paul KOSTYAN, Dooley GOUMENIOUK, and Gus COREY, plus her many Friends from Gallaghers' Canyon and all over the world. No service by request. If desired, memorial donations may be made to her favourite causes: Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Red Cross Blood Services.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-11 published
ARNUP, John Douglas, Q.C., Order of Canada.
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness faced with courage, grace, and dignity, on Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at the age of 94. Devoted husband of Dora. Deeply loved by his daughters, Judy DICKSON/DIXON (Paul), Carol ARNUP (deceased), Katherine ARNUP, and Jane ARNUP. Proud grandfather of Dana DICKSON/DIXON, Jennifer GRAY/GREY (Rob,) Jesse ARNUP (Denis,) and Katie ARNUP. Eldest brother of Dr. W.B. ARNUP, Mary FOY, Ruth MATHIESON, and the late Harold ARNUP and Grey ARNUP. The family wishes to extend their enormous gratitude to Frances VALLIERE and the women at Home Care with Care and the staff at Don Mills Seniors' Apartments for their care and support during John's illness, and to Dr. Ross UPSHUR and Dr. CALLUM for their dedication, humanity, and expertise. John had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer, jurist, and legal pioneer. He served as the Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada (1963-66) and as Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal (1970 to 1985). He was instrumental in the establishment of Legal Aid in Ontario. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Friday, October 14. A memorial service will be held at Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Avenue, on Saturday October 15 at 11 o'clock. Reception to follow. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, M4S 3B1 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences on-line available at www.humphreymiles.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-17 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Brian, 1998 -- Died This Day
Monday, October 17, 2005, Page S8
Lawyer and jurist born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan., in 1916.
After studying law in Manitoba, he was called to the bar in 1940 only to have his career interrupted by the Second World War. He joined the Royal Canadian Artillery and was sent overseas. He was seriously wounded in the fighting and later had a leg amputated. After the war he practised law and lectured at the Manitoba Law School until he was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in Manitoba in 1963. Ten years later, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada and surprised many observers by becoming a vigorous defender of individual and minority rights. During the mid-1970s, he, Bora LASKIN and Wishart SPENCE formed a liberal troika on the court. He presided over a court that imposed strict limits on governments' ability to pass laws that interfered with people's rights. The top court demanded that Manitoba become legislatively bilingual, overturned Quebec laws restricting the use of English and upheld the education rights of francophones in Alberta. He was also part of decisions striking down religious bans on Sunday shopping, upholding historic native-treaty rights and wiping out a national abortion law as a violation of women's rights.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-08 published
GRANT, Betty Muriel (née DICKSON/DIXON)
Betty died peacefully at home on December 7, 2005. Wife and best friend of David R. GRANT, Q.C. for 58 years. Mother of Christy (Bill), Julia (Bruce), Carolyn, and John (Catherine). Grandmother of Nancy, Robert, David, Scott, Alexander, Claire, Charlotte, Emma, Nicole and Elizabeth. Sister of Eleanor RUTHERFORD (Reg) and John T. DICKSON/DIXON (Maggie.) Daughter of John S. and Muriel DICKSON/DIXON. Betty was a graduate of Bishop Strachan School (1942) and Macdonald College, McGill University, B.Sc. (H. Ec.) (1946) and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. Betty was a renowned teacher and devisor of Scottish country dances. She was awarded the Scroll of Honour by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in Edinburgh in 1999 in recognition of outstanding service to the Society. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 12th at 2: 00 p.m. at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. Visitation at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West on Sunday, December 11th, 2: 00 to 5:00 p.m. Betty was a generous supporter of many charitable and community organizations. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the organization of your choice, would be appreciated.
"Dancing is Friendship set to music"

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Mabel Regina
September 11, 1911 - December 28, 2004 Peacefully after a brief illness. Mabel was predeceased by her father Alfred and mother Christina (née HERMAN,) brother John (Mildred) and sisters Florence and Helen. She is survived by her nephews Michael and Donald (Jamie) and great-nephews Elijah (Jocelyn), Nigel, Jeremy, great-nieces Melanie and Angela, and great-great-nieces Natalie and Gabrielle. Mabel lived her entire life in the Toronto area. She took great interest in her nephews and their children. Mabel had a strong independent spirit and had a wide range of interests and particularly politics and investment. Interment has taken place at Mount Hope Cemetery. Sincere thanks are extended to the staff at Providence Centre for their compassion and caring.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
HARVEY, Allan John
Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, December 30, 2004, at his home in White Rock, British Columbia, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Allan was born in Stanley, New Brunswick, on November 8, 1948 to the late John and Betty (BIRD) HARVEY. Allan spent most of his school years in Ottawa, Ontario, where he graduated from Algonquin Business College. After college, Allan moved to Toronto and spent many successful years as a senior executive in the telecommunications industry. During these years he also completed the Executive M.B.A. Program at Western University in London, Ontario. In the years following, Allan and his wife of 23 years settled in White Rock, British Columbia. He spent many years in business consulting as well as helping his wife operate Cyclone Taylor Figure Skating in Vancouver. Allan will be greatly missed for his outstanding enthusiasm, passion for life, his family, his animals and of course.... Golf! He is survived by his loving wife Deborah TAILOR/TAYLOR and his 2 daughters, Tarrah HARVEY of White Rock and Julie STAHLE (Mark) of Brampton, as well as his son John HARVEY (Andria) of Mississauga. He will also be greatly missed by his 2 sisters, Carol DICKSON/DIXON (Ron) and Joan HARVEY (Paul LEROUX) of Ottawa and Montreal, and many relatives living in British Columbia, New Brunswick, and across Canada. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6th from 7-9 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park on 2977 King George Highway in South Surrey, British Columbia The Funeral Service will be held at the same location on Friday, January 7th at 2 p.m. with refreshments and memory sharing to follow in the reception hall. In lieu of flowers, Allan has requested donations be made to the Cancer Society of British Columbia, which can be arranged through Victory Memorial Park at 604-536-6522.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
SWINDEN, Effie Margaret (née McNIVEN)
Born September 21, 1911 in Ingersoll, Ontario, passed away in Parksville, British Columbia, on January 31, 2005. She is survived by her daughter Gael (Ken) DICKSON/DIXON; son Richard SWINDEN, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Private family service and interment at Parksville Cemetery. Parksville Funeral Chapel, Cemetery and Crematorium entrusted with arrangements, 250-248-4644.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-11 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Evan Alexander (November 30, 1917-February 8, 2005)
Sadly missed by his wife Ivy Alice DICKSON/DIXON (née LEWIS), his two children Ellsworth Edward and Alice Laurie, five grandchildren Glen, Paul, Martin, Geoffrey and Trevor and one great-grandchild Kaya Alice. After a long career with Coca-Cola, Evan resided in Wellington County, Ontario, mostly in Fergus and then in Elora. He was public spirited and donated much time and effort to the Fergus Planning and Industrial Commissions, Meals on Wheels, etc. Many Friends and relatives will miss him. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. S., Fergus, Ontario. A service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2005, in the funeral home chapel. Flowers or a gift to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-843-3100) www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-13 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Joseph Michael
Peacefully, at home, with his family by his side, on Friday, February 11, 2005. Beloved husband of Patricia of 51 years. Loving father to children John, Susan, Jaime, Glenn, David, and the late Michael Jr., and their families. Sadly missed by his sister Maison, predeceased by his brother Christy and good Friends George JEFFREY and Jimmy NUGENT, and also sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, Paul DICKSON/DIXON and dear Friends Dr. J. ZADYKO, Johnny EGERTON, and Ed and Barbara MICHAUD. He will also be fondly remembered by the communities of construction, and the Mississauga City Baptist Church. Born in Dublin, Ireland, September 17, 1932, Michael, at an early age, knew that the world had something special to offer him. He traveled to London, England where he met the love of his life Patricia, who shared his vision, and after some time ventured to Canada to start a new life together. At the age of 46 he began M.J. Dixon Construction Ltd. after serving many years on sites around Southern Ontario, building relationships. He was also an active participant in community charities and events. His other interests included music, cottage life and travel. Over the course of his life, he pursued a biblical pilgrimage that brought him around the world tracing the steps of Jesus. Michael inspired all who he met, and made them feel like family. He had vision and compassion, he motivated everyone to achieve their goals and beyond. His motto was to never stop learning and that nothing is impossible if you are willing to work hard for it. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy.10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service will be held at Mississauga City Baptist Church, 3434 Cawthra Road on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Glen Oaks Cemetery.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-13 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Michael Joseph
Peacefully, at home, with his family by his side, on Friday, February 11, 2005. Beloved husband of Patricia for 51 years. Loving father of John and his wife Carol, Susan ALARIE and her husband Paul, Jamie and his wife Marianne, Glenn and his partner Luc, David and his partner Jess, and the late Michael DICKSON/DIXON Jr. Lovingly remembered by his daughter-in-law Rita. Adored grandfather of Patricia, Michael, Peter, Kathleen, Sarah, Michelle, Christian, Candice, Patrick, and Joshua. Sadly missed by his sister Maison, predeceased by his brother Christy, and also sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and dear Friends Johnny EGERTON, and Barbara and Ed MICHAUD. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Service will be held at Mississauga City Baptist Church, day and time to be confirmed. Interment Glen Oaks Cemetery.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Joseph Michael
Peacefully, at home, with his family by his side, on Friday, February 11, 2005. Beloved husband of Patricia of 51 years. Loving father to children John, Susan, Jaime, Glenn, David, and the late Michael Jr., and their families. Sadly missed by his sister Maison, predeceased by his brother Christy and good Friends George JEFFREY and Jimmy NUGENT, and also sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, Paul DICKSON/DIXON and dear Friends Dr. J. ZADYKO, Johnny EGERTON, and Ed and Barbara MICHAUD. He will also be fondly remembered by the communities of construction, and the Mississauga City Baptist Church. Born in Dublin, Ireland, September 17, 1932, Michael, at an early age, knew that the world had something special to offer him. He traveled to London, England where he met the love of his life Patricia, who shared his vision, and after some time ventured to Canada to start a new life together. At the age of 46 he began M.J. Dixon Construction Ltd. after serving many years on sites around Southern Ontario, building relationships. He was also an active participant in community charities and events. His other interests included music, cottage life and travel. Over the course of his life, he pursued a biblical pilgrimage that brought him around the world tracing the steps of Jesus. Michael inspired all who he met, and made them feel like family. He had vision and compassion, he motivated everyone to achieve their goals and beyond. His motto was to never stop learning and that nothing is impossible if you are willing to work hard for it. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy.10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service will be held at Mississauga City Baptist Church, 3434 Cawthra Road on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Glen Oaks Cemetery.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Joseph Michael
Peacefully, at home, with his family by his side, on Friday, February 11, 2005. Beloved husband of Patricia of 51 years. Loving father to children John, Susan, Jaime, Glenn, David, and the late Michael Jr., and their families. Sadly missed by his sister Maison, predeceased by his brother Christy and good Friends George JEFFREY and Jimmy NUGENT, and also sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, Paul DICKSON/DIXON and dear Friends Dr. J. ZADYKO, Johnny EGERTON, and Ed and Barbara MICHAUD. He will also be fondly remembered by the communities of construction, and the Mississauga City Baptist Church. Born in Dublin, Ireland, September 17, 1932, Michael, at an early age, knew that the world had something special to offer him. He traveled to London, England where he met the love of his life Patricia, who shared his vision, and after some time ventured to Canada to start a new life together. At the age of 46 he began M.J. Dixon Construction Ltd. after serving many years on sites around Southern Ontario, building relationships. He was also an active participant in community charities and events. His other interests included music, cottage life and travel. Over the course of his life, he pursued a biblical pilgrimage that brought him around the world tracing the steps of Jesus. Michael inspired all who he met, and made them feel like family. He had vision and compassion, he motivated everyone to achieve their goals and beyond. His motto was to never stop learning and that nothing is impossible if you are willing to work hard for it. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy.10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service will be held at Mississauga City Baptist Church, 3434 Cawthra Road on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Glen Oaks Cemetery.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-13 published
RAYNOR, Frances Eleanor
After a short illness, she passed into glory on March 11, 2005, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her parents Helen Maud RAYNOR (née DICKSON/DIXON) and Alfred John RAYNOR. Frances is remembered as a warm and loving person. She has been a life-long member of Blythwood Road Baptist Church. She has no family but is related to members of the Dixon, Hurlburt and Newton families. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Wednesday, March 16 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, March 17 at 1 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-17 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Norman Francis
Peacefully at Cedarvale Lodge, Keswick, on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Norman DICKSON/DIXON of Mt. Albert and formerly of Scarborough in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Betty (KIRTON) and the late Muriel (WHALEN.) Dear father of Raymond (Dianne) DICKSON/DIXON and Dianne (late Ralph) WELLS. Dear stepfather of Jim KIRTON and Bruce (Janet) KIRTON. Dear grandfather of Cindy DICKSON/DIXON; Jennifer KIRTON (Charles McDONALD,) Clayton KIRTON; Jody and Leighane KIRTON. Dear great-grandfather of Tiffany McDONALD. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 19153 Centre Street, Mt. Albert for visitation on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Mt. Albert United Church on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Toronto. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Freda Doreen
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, March 18, 2005, in her 61st year. Freda was the beloved mother of John BLAKE and his wife Marilyn, and James BLAKE and his wife Eva. Proud grandmother of Kevin, Melissa and Trevor. Sister of Irene GEORGE and her hsuband Wally, Velma WALLACE and her husband John, and Jim TOWNSLEY. Special thanks to her dear friend Louise PAGE. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Queensville Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
BARNES, Maureen (née DICKSON/DIXON)
It is with great sadness that our family announce the passing of our dear and loving mother and grandmother. Maureen was called home to be with the Lord on March 15, 2005 at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka, Ontario where she had been a resident for the past 4 months. Maureen was a resident of Delaware, Ontario for the past 8 years where she had lived with her daughter Patricia and son-in-law Robert (Musty) and her 5 grandchildren, Kim, Bob, Justin, Kevin and Maureen. She will be missed by her son Bill and his wife Carol and their daughters Alana and Dayna; her daughter Carol and her husband John YATES and their children Ryan and Catherine; her sister Anne VAN ULFT; godson Richard DUNN and nieces and nephews. Maureen was passionate about gardening and baseball. The fruit of her autumn plantings in the front garden always delighted the Musty neighbourhood with the daffodils and azaleas in early spring. Delaware baseball will truly feel her absence at the local baseball games as she was an avid supporter at her grandchildren's games from t-ball in 1990 right up to the Midget team games last summer. Maureen was Montreal, Quebec, the 5th of six children of William and Ellen Dixon. She married our father Michael BARNES (deceased September 1996) and raised her three children in Montreal. She worked part time in the telephone order department in Simpson Sears Co. in downtown Montreal. Maureen was a past parishioner of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Montreal east. She moved from Montreal to London, Ontario in 1991 to be closer to her family. Visitation is arranged from 7-9 p.m. March 22, 2005 at the Elliott MaDill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges. A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. March 23, 2005 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 2452 Gideon Drive, Delaware, Ontario 519-652-3491. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Elliott Madill Funeral Home, 22424 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges, 519-264-1100.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
DODGE, Grace Julia " Jule"
Peacefully, at home with family at her side, Tuesday, April 12, 2005. Now with her husband Sud DODGE. Loving mother of Ron and his wife Cathy Smith, and Elizabeth and her husband Charles WEBSTER. Amazing grandma of Trish and her husband Peter KOMITAS. Dear G.G. of Kristina and Kayla. Survived by her sisters Irene DICKSON/DIXON and Ruth RUTTAN. Jule will be dearly missed by her many Friends and family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere Ave., east of Jane subway on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate Jule's life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
SAUNDERS, Mason Andrew " Bud"
(Resident of Coboconk, Ontario) It is with great sadness that the Saunders family announce the passing of a truly gentle man at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on Sunday, April 17, 2005, in his 88th year. Mason Andrew "Bud" SAUNDERS was born in Toronto on September 27, 1917. Bud leaves his beloved wife Margaret " Peg" of 61 years; his daughter Gail (Mrs. Jack HOLLIDAY) of St. Albert, Alberta; and his son Paul of Coboconk. Predeceased by his sister Dolly IMAI. Also remembered by his nephew David DICKSON/DIXON. Bud and his family were proud of his World War 2 Royal Canadian Air Force service at several training bases across Canada, and operationally across Britain, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Friends may call at the Coboconk Community Funeral Home, Hwy. 35, Coboconk, Ontario 705-454-3913 on Thursday afternoon, April 21, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday afternoon, April 22, 2005 at 1 o'clock. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
MAKOCHOWSKI, Walter
Neither paper, ink, nor words could possibly permit expression of our loss of this extraordinary man. Walter MAKOCHOWSKI left us on April 22, 2005. He lead by example; imparting the virtues of compassion, tolerance, and honour to his sons Rick and Randy. He is also survived by grand_sons Ryan, Sean, and extended family Virginia DICKSON/DIXON, Dee STEVENS, Carol TYNDAAL. Service is on Wednesday, April 27, 1 p.m. at Jerrett Funeral Homes, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
HULSEMAN, Frank
Passed away peacefully in Toronto on November 26, 2004. Predeceased by wife Eleanor DICKSON/DIXON of New Brunswick. Retired Canadian Pacific Rail Yardman of over 30 years. Missed by family and Friends. At Frank's request, there was no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place. Interment to be held at 10 a.m. on May 26, 2005 in Riverside Cemetery, Chatham, New Brunswick.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Brian J.
Peacefully, at the Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, with his family by his side, on Monday, May, 16, 2005, in his 79th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Florrie for 51 years. Cherished father of David, Pam, and Catrina STEPHENSON (John.) Brian will be fondly remembered by his sister Pat MIDDLETON (Andrew,) brother-in-law Ken BAIN, also predeceased by brothers Eric and his wife Chris, Ian and his wife Susan and sister Dorothy BAIN. He will be missed by his faithful Friends Logan and Angus, nieces, nephews, and extended family in Inverness, Scotland. Friends are invited to Glendale Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1810 Albion Road (Albion Rd. and Hwy. 27), for a celebration of Brian's life on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home, "Woodbridge Chapel", 7776 Kipling Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 1Z2, 905-851-2229.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-19 published
DICKSON/DIXON, L. William
Passed away, on May 18, 2005, at the Providence Health Care, in his 91st year. Beloved and devoted husband of Verna for 62 years. Loving brother of Vera RAWLINGS, and predeceased by his sisters Lena, Dora and brothers Franklin, Robert and Charles. Cherished uncle to many neices and nephews. William was a life long member for 61 years of the Masonic Lodge (473). Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto), 416-267-4656, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Chapel Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-27 published
WILKES, Alfred Ernest " Ernie"
Peacefully at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, on Tuesday, May 24, 2005. Ernie WILKES, born 88 years ago in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ernie was predeceased in 1955 by his beloved wife Violet (née SALMELIN,) his dear granddaughter Tania WILKES (1978) and siblings William (Irene) WILKES, Norma (Gar) HENRY and Herb WILKES. He will be sadly missed by his sister Muriel (Cec) DICKSON/DIXON and sister-in-law Irene WILKES, by his children Ernie (Jan) WILKES, Helen (John) HARPER, Elinor VENUTI (Phil LAHEY), Gordon (Jennifer) WILKES and David (Angela) WILKES. He leaves grandchildren Andrew (Deanna), Natacha (Stuart), Alf, Christopher (Soraya), David (Kim), Greg (Rashmi), Andrea (Tom), Jennifer (Rob), Danielle (Mark), Kirsten, Adam, Laura, Victoria, Alexander, Christopher, Nicholas and of course, Chantelle and Cameron. He also leaves great-grandchildren Ethan, Alyssa, Anika, Kaitlyn, Danielle, Chai, Jonathan and Matthew and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and his extended family, Joanne and John and Adrian and Bev. Ernie was a retired executive and member of the Board of Directors of the Robert Simpson Co., where he served as senior Vice President of Finance. Subsequently, he was Vice President of Pension Investments for the Hudson Bay Co. of Canada until his retirement in 1982. He was a past member of the Ontario Club and was a charter member of the Board of Trade Golf and Country Club in Woodbridge. For many decades he served voluntarily on the Board of Trustees for the Boy Scouts of Canada. Since his retirement, he has been a resident of the Fergus area. A memorial service will be held at the Thomson and Collins Funeral Home, 160 St. David Street North, Fergus on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Canon Stephen WITCHER officiating. Interment of cremated remains will follow later at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Mark EASTERBROOK and the nursing staff of Groves Hospital for the exceptional care shown Ernie during his illness.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
LASKIN was Supreme
The late Supreme Court chief justice Bora LASKIN went where no Canadian had gone before A non-conformist, he reinvented a stuffy bench while appealing to the layman, writes Tracey TYLER, Page F3
Canada's great chief justice of the 20th century had a word for his successes in life: accidentalism. If true, Bora LASKIN's arrival at the Supreme Court in the spring of 1970 might have been one of the best-timed accidents in Canadian history.
To the south, the United States Supreme Court was coming off a series of star turns with its history-making decisions on civil rights, from an end to school segregation to the Miranda ruling on the right to remain silent.
Life at Canada's top court had little of the same electricity.
Caught in a straitjacket of English law, never daring to take the pulse of the public, its nine male judges saw their job as correcting errors of courts below rather than developing a body of Canadian-made law, an approach that earned the court no profile internationally and little respect at home. Lawyers bemoaned its hidebound style.
Within a decade, however, an unassuming former law professor delivered the shock treatment many felt it needed.
LASKIN's appointment was the legal equivalent of Pierre Elliott Trudeau sweeping into office, Supreme Court Justice Ian BINNIE told a recent Toronto symposium that examined LASKIN's legacy and his enduring appeal -- 35 years after his appointment to the court, as its first Jewish judge, and 40 years after his appointment to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Many judges have served on the Supreme Court longer, but LASKIN had an indelible impact.
The court that captured the country's attention this month with a landmark ruling on health care was essentially one he created. He took a court that banned lawyers from citing works by living authors and "reinvented" it -- opening its doors to interveners and narrowing its focus to issues of national importance, BINNIE said.
LASKIN, who died in 1984 at age 71, never lived to see the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But as they assess his place in history, many legal scholars credit him with paving the way for the Charter by pushing judges to look beyond the letter of the law and consider social realities.
There's something more.
"He was the only serious, intellectual, non-conformist disturber to serve as chief justice," BINNIE said.
It seems Canadians liked what they saw.
"In my research, everyone knew Bora LASKIN... but no one who was not a lawyer could ever identify any chief justice after him," said Philip GIRARD, an associate dean at Dalhousie Law School and author of Bora LASKIN: Bringing Law to Life, a new book out this fall.
"LASKIN had a certain spark and he was associated with a lay person's idea of justice. He sort of helped convince them the court was on their side."
It helped that he appealed to notions of what a chief justice should be. Looking every inch a part of the establishment, LASKIN fit perfectly with his mutton-chopped predecessors pictured around the Supreme Court, BINNIE said.
In truth, he was the justice system's most trenchant critic and an anti-establishment figure, a trait sometimes discernible through an "armour-piercing gaze" that would put former Montreal Canadien Rocket Richard to shame, he said.
LASKIN enjoyed the oyster special at Ottawa's Rideau Club, but his favourite snack was a sardine and onion sandwich. He once pinch-hit for the governor general by delivering the throne speech (coached in French by daughter Barbara) but considered his proudest achievement belting the longest home run out of the ballpark in his hometown of Fort William, now part of Thunder Bay.
Frequently parting company with fellow judges on the law, he earned a reputation, some say undeservedly, as a "great dissenter" and some detractors.
"There were many lower court judges who hated him. They thought he was totally crazy," GIRARD said.
LASKIN dissented in no less than 108 cases in his 14 years on the court and many of his opinions, considered radical at the time, did become law, including a groundbreaking 1975 ruling that Iris Murdoch was entitled to an equal share of the family's Alberta ranch after separation.
He most famously broke rank in the politically charged 1981 patriation reference. True to his belief in strong central government, LASKIN found it would not defy convention to bring the Constitution home from England and entrench a Charter without consent from the provinces. The majority view forced a first ministers' conference and a deal that alienated Quebec.
BINNIE said LASKIN's independent streak is why he remains intriguing. Trudeau's decision to name him chief justice in 1974 would have been like making Martin Luther the Pope, he added.
It couldn't have helped that he leapfrogged over other judges with more seniority.
A chilly atmosphere predated his arrival at the court and may explain why he felt one of his great contributions had nothing to do with law. It was building a lunchroom, said his son, John, a judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal.
"At times, I think my dad found the Supreme Court of Canada to be a pretty isolated place. Judges tended to go their own ways."
LASKIN said he's not sure what his father would have thought of the symposium. He preferred to look to the future, not the past. But the irony of the Law Society of Upper Canada hosting the event in Osgoode Hall would have brought a smile to his face, he said.
The law society snubbed LASKIN and two fellow professors, Caesar WRIGHT and John WILLIS, by refusing to recognize the faculty of law they created at the University of Toronto after they quit their Osgoode Hall teaching jobs in 1949.
LASKIN studied undergraduate law at U of T, then completed a master's and his legal articles before heading to Harvard University to study for a master of law under future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter in 1936-37.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal was in full swing and people like Frankfurter were challenging conventional legal thinking. A similar skepticism permeated LASKIN's academic writings.
"His basic message was the courts are really out of touch. They don't understand modern conditions and are living in a nostalgic dream world," GIRARD said.
LASKIN was born in Fort William on October 5, 1912, to Russian immigrants whose priority was a good education for their sons and who helped pay for it by renting out their home.
LASKIN's father moved into a hotel and ran the family's furniture store, while LASKIN's mother went to work as a housekeeper in Toronto. LASKIN and his brothers followed.
The academic credentials he racked up at Harvard weren't enough to get him a job after graduation.
Shut out of Toronto law firms by restrictions on Jewish lawyers, he wrote case summaries at 50 cents each for law reports. In 1940, he took over for his former teacher at University of Toronto and became a "workhorse" later at the law school, teaching more courses than anyone else, said former student and retired judge Horace KREVER. LASKIN's children say he would have happily stayed a professor.
"I think he enjoyed his work more than anyone I have known," said his son. "He also had a capacity to work extremely long hours and a tremendous ability to survive on very little sleep, which I don't have."
Two and 3 a.m. bedtimes were common, said daughter, Barbara, who recalls her father coming down the hall late at night, rubbing his hands "in glee" after knocking off another judgment.
LASKIN worked in a basement office his children called "the dungeon" but always had dinner with his children and wife, Peggy.
There were many family vacations by car. Though not a good swimmer, LASKIN liked being near water and found it soothing. When they were together, he rarely talked shop.
"My dad had two great loves in his life. One was law. The other was his family," his son said. "He watched me play basketball he watched Barbara dance."
"The LASKINs had a hoop in their driveway and it got a lot of use from the neighbourhood," said Justice Stephen GOUDGE of the Ontario Court of Appeal, who got to know LASKIN as the father of his nursery school friend John.
Later, he came to appreciate LASKIN's role in shaping the country's postwar labour law.
Courts were hostile to administrative tribunals, such as labour relations boards, but LASKIN argued they should be left to do their work. He was also in high demand as a labour arbitrator and GIRARD considers LASKIN's arbitration rulings among his most significant.
They include his decision during a 1958 strike at a Scarborough plant that arbitrators could award damages for breach of a collective agreement.
On the Supreme Court, LASKIN was in the minority in siding with Sophie Carswell's right to picket her employer's business at a Winnipeg shopping centre, considered off limits as private property. LASKIN likened malls to modern-day town squares.
As a judge, LASKIN liked nothing more than having former law students appear before him. But nothing "peeved" him more than sloppy English, Barbara said. A lawyer who uttered the words "at this point in time" was likely to be met with a stern stare, followed by the question, "You mean, 'today?'"
He was proud when a former English teacher called to say she used one of his judgments as an example of good writing. He always wrote in longhand, said his son, who does the same.
As he settled in on the court, LASKIN churned out more judgments every year, said symposium organizer Neil FINKELSTEIN. He dissented less often. When he did, Justices Wishart SPENCE and Brian DICKSON/DIXON often joined him. They were known as the " LSD gang."
And the others? LASKIN rarely spoke candidly of those who disagreed with him, but former law clerk John McCAMUS, now an Osgoode Hall Law School professor, recalls him letting down his guard just once. When he arrived at the chief justice's office, LASKIN, with a twinkle in his eye, handed him a dissenting judgment.
Then, he dusted off an apocalyptic phrase, one used by reporters to describe conservative judges who blocked progressive U.S. legislation in the 1930s. "I wonder," he said, "what the Four Horsemen will think."

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-01 published
TORTORELLI, Vincenzo
The family of Vincenzo TORTORELLI are deeply saddened to announce his passing, with dignity and courage, on June 29, 2005. Wonderful husband of Bruna, devoted and adored father of Marianne and Grace. Sadly missed by sons-in-law Jamie DICKSON/DIXON and John REEVES. Proud Nonno of precious grandchildren Patrick and Georgia. Very lovingly remembered by his family and numerous Friends here and abroad. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge (just west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 4, 2005 at St. Andrew's Church (2547 Kipling Ave.), at 9: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
DICKSON/DIXON, " Lynn" Marilyn

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
LYNETT, Russell John " Curly"
Passed away July 17, 2005, at the age of 96. He was born in Richmond Hill to parents of pioneer families, Catherine DICKSON/DIXON and Edward LYNETT. He was predeceased by his parents, step-father John STALLIBRASS, his first wife Isabel E. McLEAN and his second wife of 59 years, Ethel J. (Andy) ANDERSON. He is survived by his daughter Margaret R. BUCKMASTER (Harvey) and step-son Keith MAYHEW (Ruth) and his three children Scott (Wendy), Michelle and Andrea and four step-grandchildren Ashley, Heather, Kayla and Bryden, Ruth's children Marilyn, Mitchell and Danny and extended family. Curly was Clerk and Treasurer of Richmond Hill from 1942 to 1973 and an employee of Bedford Park Floral Company from 1925 to 1942. He was secretary to the Richmond Hill School Board, secretary to the United Church Sunday School, United Church Board member and treasurer for twenty years, member of the Richmond Hill Fire Department for thirty years and deputy chief for ten years. He was treasurer of the Lion's Club, driver for the Cancer Society, secretary to the Board of Commissioners of Police and an honorary member of the Awards Reception Committee. He was a Life and Founding member of the Richmond Hill Curling Club, member and board member of the Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club for 56 years. He gave lifetime dedication to the village and town of Richmond Hill and was much honoured for his endeavours. His smile will be sadly missed and well remembered. Friends may meet with the family at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill at 1: 00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2005. The service will be held in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the York Central Hospital Foundation, 10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 9Z9. Special thanks to the staff at York Central Long Term Care Facility.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
DICKSON/DIXON, " Lynn" Marilyn
Peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2005 we said goodbye to a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Beloved wife of the late Donald (Don) DICKSON/DIXON. Predeceased by her sisters Jo and Barbara. Adored by her children Bruce and his wife Linda, David and his wife Inge, Mike and his wife Kathy and Wendy and her husband Ed. Will also be missed by her ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Marilyn was trained as a registered nurse at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto and returned to nursing later in life. Her children will always remember and admire her focus on family, unconditional love, never-ending compassion and quiet determination. She will remain in our hearts, together with our father, forever. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ontario Alzheimer Society or to the charity of your choice. (Arrangements entrusted to Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 905-637-5233). You are invited to sign the book of visitation at www.db-burlington.ca

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
LEE, " Joan" Alison
At her home in Mississauga, surrounded by her family, on Monday, August 22, 2005. She fought her battle with cancer with dignity and courage. Alison, beloved wife of the late Marshall. Loving mother of Susan and the late Joan Mary. Sister of Adrienne PRICE, the late Richard GILLETT and Helen DICKSON/DIXON. " Gran" will always be remembered by her cherished grand_son Marshall, and her nieces and nephews. The family would especially like to thank Alison's niece Nancy DICKSON/DIXON, the staff of Dixie Road Medical, the nurses of St. Elizabeth (especially Barbara and Linda) and her many other family members and Friends for all their help and support. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Alison's life will be held in the Church of St. Luke (1513 Dixie Rd., Mississauga), on Wednesday, September 7 at 3: 00 p.m. Reception to follow at Toronto Golf Club. In memory of Alison, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Joan Alison Lee Memorial South African Education Fund would be greatly appreciated. This can be done at any branch of TD Canada Trust. (Details will also be available at the service or by contacting the funeral home). "Luv USA Gran" Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-11 published
SWITZER, George
Of Guelph, formerly of Caledon East, passed away at the Guelph General Hospital, Friday, September 9, 2005 at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his loving wife Betty of Guelph. Dear father of Joe and his wife Susan of Caledon East, Wendy and her husband Sean HAMILTON of Orangeville and Mark and his wife Angeles of Oakville. Loving grandfather of Jon and Tommy SWITZER and Garrett and Brendan HAMILTON. Brother of Lois (Wayne) DICKSON/DIXON, Sondra (Maurice) DICKS, Ann (Bill) KLOOSTER, Bryce, Lynda (Jim) MacKENZIE. Brother-in-law of Lois (Dick) TAILOR/TAYLOR and Bob (Betty) ASHTON. Predeceased by brothers William and Jack. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Sunday (2-4 p.m.). Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Monday, September 12, 2005, at 1: 30 p.m. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. (Wall-Custance Funeral Home, 519-822-0051 www.wallcustance.com)

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
LINDOP, Elsie Gwendolyn Sybil (née SHRIBBS)
Peacefully in her sleep at Friendly Manor, Deseronto, July 30, 2005, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late George Norman (1995.) Predeceased by her parents Elsie and Reginald SHRIBBS, her sister Honor LEMON and survived by sisters Betty DICKSON/DIXON of Napanee and June NEEDHAM of Montreal. Loved and loving mother of daughters Wendy CONLON of Napanee and Mary SHAW (John) of Kitchener. Cherished Grandma of Jeff CONLON (Sylvia) of Brampton, Joy SHIMANUKI (Hideyuki) of Japan, Werner VON GOTSCHL and Susan SHAW of Kitchener. Dear Gammie to Chloe, Nicholas and Jeffrey CONLON, Kaede and Emily SHIMANUKI. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations in Sybil's memory to Etobicoke Services for Seniors, 1447 Royal York Road, Etobicoke, M9P 3V8 would be appreciated by the family.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
QUINCEY, Christopher Alexander
Peacefully at Roberta Place Retirement Home, Barrie, on Sunday, September 18th, 2005. Chris QUINCEY, in his 82nd year, beloved husband of Lucia. Loving father of Christina (Henri) AFFOLTER, Chris (Anne), Linda (John) KELLY, Amy DICKSON/DIXON, Ron (Gail), Stella, Marie (Paul) O'LEARY and the late Glenn. Sadly missed by his 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Irene SNEATH and George QUINCEY. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. James Church, Colgan, 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 followed by interment in St. James Cemetery, Colgan. Donations in Chris's memory to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
BRUMWELL, Lorne
At his residence in Warkworth on Monday, September 26, 2005, age 78 years. Lorne BRUMWELL, loving friend for many years of Peg. Dear father of William "Bud", Brent "Buzz", Wanda, Jim, Mathew, Terry and their spouses. Grandfather of twelve grandchildren. Special uncle of Steve TANNER and his wife. Sadly missed by Peggy's family. The family will receive Friends at the Walas Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Warkworth on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 12 noon. Service in the funeral home on Thursday, September 29th at 2 o'clock, Padre Glenn DICKSON/DIXON officiating. Interment Warkworth Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 380, Warkworth, care of P.O. Box 83, Warkworth, Ontario, K0K 3K0, would be appreciated by the family. www.walasfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-11 published
ARNUP, John Douglas, Q.C., Order of Canada
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness faced with courage, grace, and dignity, on Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at the age of 94. Devoted husband of Dora. Deeply loved by his daughters, Judy DICKSON/DIXON (Paul), Carol ARNUP (deceased), Katherine ARNUP, and Jane ARNUP. Proud grandfather of Dana DICKSON/DIXON, Jennifer GRAY/GREY (Rob,) Jesse ARNUP (Denis,) and Katie ARNUP. Eldest brother of Dr. W.B. ARNUP, Mary FOY, Ruth MATHIESON, and the late Harold ARNUP and Grey ARNUP. The family wishes to extend their enormous gratitude to Frances VALLIERE and the women at Home Care with Care and the staff at Don Mills Seniors' Apartments for their care and support during John's illness, and to Dr. Ross UPSHUR and Dr. CALLUM for their dedication, humanity, and expertise. John had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer, jurist, and legal pioneer. He served as the Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada (1963-66) and as Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal (1970 to 1985). He was instrumental in the establishment of Legal Aid in Ontario. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Friday, October 14. A memorial service will be held at Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Avenue, on Saturday October 15 at 11 o'clock. Reception to follow. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, M4S 3B1 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences on-line available at www.humphreymiles.com.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-18 published
CLINE, Kathleen " Kay"
Peacefully, on Thursday, November 17, 2005, at the Toronto General Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of Ron for 49 years. Cherished Mom to Warren and his wife Lorie, and Donalee WIDDES and her husband Robert. Loving Nan to Bronwyn, Brenden, and Kirsten. Dear sister of Helen HUDSON (the late Edward,) and Donald DICKSON/DIXON and his wife Marcy. Dearly missed by her sister-in-law Lois DOTY and her husband Robert, brother-in-law Merlin CLINE and his wife Patricia, and many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Kathleen's Life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children - Neonatal Unit or to the charity of your choice. Interment to be held at a later date.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Shirley
On Friday, November 25, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Etta DICKSON/DIXON. Dear sister of Sharon DAVIES and her husband Dave, Larry and the late Arthur. Loving aunt of Cheryl, Charlene and William. Will be deeply missed by her best friend Bruiser. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (South of Eglinton) on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 2: 30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 16586 Woodbine Ave. Newmarket, Ontario. L3Y 4W1 would be appreciated by the family.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-01 published
DICKSON/DIXON, May Alma
Peacefully at Extendicare in Cobourg, on Wednesday, November 30th, 2005, in her 93rd year. May BARKER beloved wife of the late Harry DICKSON/DIXON. Dear mother of the late Edith SPITTAL (Ralph.) Loving grandmother of Bea GLOVER (Mike), Teddy, Sharon O'LEARY (Sib OSINGA,) Lynn DAY (Richard.) She will be missed by her 9 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Service will be held at the Ross Funeral Chapel, 135 Walton Street, Port Hope, on Friday, December 2nd, 2005 at 11 a.m. with visiting one hour prior. Interment Prospect Cemetery, Toronto. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and can be received at www.rossfuneralchapel.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-02 published
SHAVER, Gordon Frederick
World War 2 Veteran Royal Canadian Medical Corp., member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 381 Apsley. On Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at Fairhaven Home, Peterborough, in his 82nd year. Loving father of Cheryll DICKSON/DIXON of Parkhill, Ontario and Gaetane JARVINEN of Sidney, British Columbia. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear son of the late Edmund and Edith SHAVER. Brother of Walter SHAVER of Wilberforce and the late Muriel MARTIIN. A graveside service will take place April 15, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Highland Park Cemetery, Peterborough. In lieu of flowers donations to the Apsley Legion Branch 381 can be made through the Little Lake Cemetery at 1-800-672-9652.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Kelly Catherine
It is with great sadness that we say good bye to Kelly Catherine DICKSON/DIXON, who passed away at home, on Thursday, December 8, 2005, after a brave battle with cancer, at the age of 48. Wife and best friend of Wane PATZ. Lovingly remembered by her brothers and sister, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and Friends. Sadly missed by her cat Spunky. Family and Friends will be received at the Scarborough Funeral Centre (2966 Eglinton Avenue East, at Bellamy Rd.), on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Private cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Kelly to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-15 published
BURTON, Harriett E.
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Harriett E. BURTON, Orangeville, 79 years of age, beloved wife of the late William BURTON. Dear mother of John CHRISTIE and his wife Christine STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Orangeville and the late Trevor CHRISTIE and Anne CHRISTIE. Loving grandmother of Dawn-Margret and Richard. Dear sister of Pearl DICKSON/DIXON and the late Albert and James GREAVES. Very dear friend of Gordon WELSTEAD. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Friday evening 7 - 9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday morning, December 17 at 11 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Headwaters Health Care Foundation, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville L9W 4X9. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-19 published
PENMAN, Elizabeth " Betty" (HERKES)
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre - Hospital Dr. on Sunday, December 18, 2005 in her 83rd year. Betty HERKES, beloved wife of the late John PENMAN of Norwood. Dear sister Jean DICKSON/DIXON of Edinburgh, Scotland. Funeral Service will be held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Norwood on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Roger MILLAR officiating. Spring interment Asphodel-Norwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to The Norwood and District Funeral Home Ltd., 36 Queen Street, Norwood, 1-877-737-7070. Donations to Community Care, Norwood would be appreciated by the family. For condolences www.norwoodfuneralhome.ca

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-23 published
BERNARD, J. Carl
Peacefully, after a short illness at the Credit Valley hospital, Mississauga, on Thursday, December 22, 2005 in his 85th year. Carl BERNARD, beloved husband of the late Ina BERNARD (née CLARK.) Survived by his dear friend Mary DICKSON/DIXON, his daughters Diane BERNARD and Sue HARVEY, grandchildren Trevor and Erin HARVEY and Adam and Leah BUTCHER. Memorial Mass will be held in the spring. As an expression of sympathy, for those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. We now have another Guardian Angel.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-30 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Wendy Marion (mée CUNNINGHAM)
(P.S.W. at The Pines Long Term Care Residence, Bracebridge and formerly Swan Lake Villa in Markham)
Died peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto on Sunday, December 25th, 2005, at the age of 56. Deeply loved and sadly missed by her best friend and husband Jeffrey DICKSON/DIXON of Bracebridge, formerly of Chatham, On. Loving mother of Peter and Christopher RICHARDS of the Markham - Stouffville area. Daughter of the late Sydney and Marion CUNNINGHAM. Daughter-in-law of Rod and Arlene DICKSON/DIXON of Huntsville. Sister of Peter CUNNINGHAM and his companion Angela of London, England. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, Ontario (877-806-2257). Cremation has taken place. Your kindness in providing a donation in Wendy's memory to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Muskoka Branch Box 2804 Bracebridge P1L 1W5, Canadian Cancer Society or Muskoka Interval House, Box 748 Bracebridge P1L 1T9 would be appreciated by the family.

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DICOLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
DECAIRE, Rita Mary Agnes (née RIVET)
Peacefully at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, on Thursday, June 23, 2005, Rita Mary Agnes RIVET, in her 71st year, loving wife of Lyman DECAIRE, Schomberg. Adored and loving mother of Debbie and Mark THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Lise DECAIRE, Richard and Cynthia DECAIRE, Diane and Larry ELLA, Dale and Michelle DECAIRE. Most loved grandmother of Kristopher, Neil and Michael THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Benjamin DECAIRE, Christine and Kyle DECAIRE, Amanda and Shannon ELLA, Joshua and Taylor DECAIRE. Dear daughter of the late Hormidas RIVET and Hermine HEBERT. Dear sister of Therese DENEAULT, Cecile DICAIRE, Annette DICOLA, Denise PRIMEAU, Robert RIVET, Reverend Laurier RIVET and predeceased by Fleurette NADEAU and Jeanne DESCHAMPS. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Tuesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 91 Church Street, Schomberg on Wednesday, June 29 at 11 o'clock (leaving funeral home at 10: 30 a.m.). Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Schomberg. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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DICRISTOFORO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-05 published
VIVA, Verli Ann
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Verli Ann VIVA of Saint Thomas on Friday, September 2, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney with her family at her side, at the age of 59. She was born in Florence, Nova Scotia, the loving daughter of Margaret (KING) VIVA and the late Tony VIVA. She will be dearly missed by her two children, who were the love of her live, her daughter Cindy (Mario) DICRISTOFORO, her son Miso KOVACEVIC, all of Saint Thomas and her beloved grand_son Alexander Anthony DICRISTOFORO, her "little angel" who brought her comfort during her illness. He truly was her heart and soul. Also surviving are her brothers David (Jean) VIVA and Paul (Allison) VIVA, her sister Goretti VIVA and her brother-in-law Bruce CURTIS. She will be sadly missed by the entire VIVA/ KING family including nieces, nephews and cousins. She worked as a Registered Practical Nurse at the Regional Mental Health Care Facility in London, Ontario She loved to travel and play cards in the company of her loving and faithful Friends and will always be remembered for her upbeat personality and positive outlook on life. She was a member of Saint Anne's Church. Public Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be recited at Saint Anne's Church Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Liver Foundation

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