KRAAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-22 published
'Nobody's daughter' spoke up
Ann SZEDLECKI's Holocaust tale
Survivor told her story until the end
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Ann SZEDLECKI was a powerful and popular speaker for Toronto's Holocaust Centre.
"I think you are brave for standing up in front of a bunch of students to tell your story; it must have been hard to tell us some of those awful memories from your past," wrote one student from King City Secondary School.
"I don't think I would last as long as you did. Unlike me, you never gave up," wrote another.
"It opened my eyes and informed me about something I knew little about," a third student commented.
And a fourth wrote: "I believe that people like yourself, who struggled during the war, should speak out and share their stories."
But SZEDLECKI, who died of cancer May 7 at 79 and was buried on Mother's Day, had to be talked into telling her story. At 14 she was alone in Siberia, sentenced to six months of hard labour, her brother imprisoned for supposed political crimes, but she always said she was never in a concentration camp and therefore really wasn't a Holocaust survivor.
"At first she was a bit reluctant to talk, especially with an Auschwitz survivor like me," recalled Judy COHEN, who as co-chair of the Holocaust Centre's speaker bureau interviewed all potential speakers four or five years ago when SZEDLECKI was approached to tell her story.
"I said 'Ann, you lost your family. The end result is you are a Holocaust survivor of a different sort. It's good for people to know there are varied experiences.'"
That accomplished, COHEN had to then talk SZEDLECKI out of telling her story the way she was accustomed to: as an adventure story of a spirited young girl.
"I think she missed the point of her own suffering," said COHEN. "I told her to tell them the absolute truth and put it in an historical context, otherwise it is just a sad story. As I said to her 'You didn't enjoy the adventure.'"
SZEDLECKI listened and became a fine speaker, someone who understood that this kind of storytelling is more educational than cathartic.
"Her story became what it should be," said COHEN.
But first she wrote it down over the 10 years in which she attended Toronto author Sylvia WARSH's creative writing classes at the Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living.
"My mother became a whole other person once she muttered the words 'I am a writer,'" said her daughter, Lynda KRAAR.
"She was a natural storyteller," said WARSH, who helped SZEDLECKI produce a 200-page autobiographical manuscript. "Look at page three, starting 'I am nobody's daughter.' It is great stuff."
Her manuscript begins as Ann FRAJLICH is leaving the Soviet Union after six years, leaving behind the unmarked grave of her brother Shoel -- dead at 23 from tuberculosis contracted as a result of being arrested for cooked-up political crimes, tortured and imprisoned -- and leaving with only a bag of dried bread, a jar of melted butter, a few clothes and size 12 shoes on her feet.
She is returning to her hometown of Lodz, Poland, even though her entire family had died in the Warsaw Ghetto.
"I am nobody's daughter, nobody's sister, nobody's granddaughter, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt or cousin," she wrote. "My past is all gone, it disappeared."
In 1940, her worried parents had sent her off with her brother to the Soviet Union where they would work for one year to "wait out, hopefully, the short war," as she wrote. They were transported to Ridder (later renamed Leninogorsk) in western Kazakhstan, in Siberia, about 500 kilometres from the Chinese border.
And it was true, she was a bit giddy over what she considered to be a great adventure, excited to be going to a new place and to be out on her own. She didn't even mind when she was put to work painting bathhouses and enrolled in school. But after her brother was arrested, she was thrown out of the school and ended up hauling bricks, then later peeling potatoes and washing dishes in a mining cafeteria.
When she took three days off work without permission to bury her brother in the frozen spring of 1943, she was sentenced to six months of hard labour in appalling conditions at a labour camp. She lugged railway ties to build a new line, shovelled snow to clear roads, cut down trees and freed logs from a frozen river, but she was also carrying the grief of her brother's death and her guilt that she wasn't with him when he died.
After being released she volunteered to work underground in the mines, loading the ore into wagons. She hated it but, typically, wrote instead about "the miracle of my survival" in which she left the pile of ore she was sitting on to boldly ask the foreman for a cigarette -- and just as he handed her a smoke, the pile collapsed. "I could've been buried under tons of ore," she cheerfully concluded.
"I can even go so far as claiming that smoking saved my life."
(The children and students to whom she later told that story just loved it.)
"Since she was 14, my mother has been invincible," said KRAAR.
She married soon after the war, a man who was 11 years her senior, a concentration camp survivor with the numbers forever burned into his forearm. Abraham SZEDLECKI was "a wounded, traumatized and sad guy," according to his daughter and the marriage was never a happy one, although it lasted until her death.
The couple moved to Canada in 1953 after three years living in Israel and both went to work in the garment district. He pressed coats, she sewed on buttons. But it wasn't long before the boss promoted her to bookkeeping duties in the office and even though she'd had no experience doing books, she learned fast.
Although Abraham stayed in the factory, she left her job in 1965 when a store out on Albion Rd. became available.
"She took out a loan for $5,000 -- this little Holocaust lady with Grade 7 education -- when all her Friends were saying don't do it," her daughter recalled.
For years, her women's clothing store was the most successful business in the Shoppers World Mall on Albion Rd. KRAAR -- SZEDLECKI's only child and travel companion on holidays -- had married and moved to New Jersey by the time SZEDLECKI retired in 1990.
"They were close, closer than I could imagine," said Masha AMI, KRAAR's best friend since they met at camp when they were 11.
"I could see they were not only mother and daughter but Friends."
The Friendship was always volatile, however, as both were strong, talented and stubborn women who liked to do things their way.
As SZEDLECKI and her husband had long been leading separate lives although continuing to share their Bathurst Manor area bungalow, she threw herself into volunteer work.
She had always been involved with her Masada chapter of Hadassah-Women's International Zionist Organization, but she began driving for the Kosher Meals on Wheels program and serving on a committee managing funds provided to survivors through the Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Inc.
She kept up her writing and her talks until the last year of her life.
Her husband, suffering from Alzheimer's, moved into a care facility, but she stayed where she was determined to be, in her own home. KRAAR said she kicked into overdrive, often staying for weeks to care for her weakening mother in her home.
SZEDLECKI died in her home listening to show tunes and singer Theodore Bikel.
And as far as KRAAR is concerned, her mother's story isn't over. She's writing a show about her mother's life. One song is finished, which KRAAR, an amateur musician and publicist, performed in a small club in New York City recently. It was part of Mamapalooza, a celebration of mothers.

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KRAATS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
PORTCH, John G. " Jack"
Peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on Monday, November 14, 2005 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean. Predeceased by his first wife Marion. Loving father of Garfield (Leslie-Ann), Brian, Suzanne VAN DE KRAATS (Geurt,) and Gary (Claire,) Stuart, and Scott (Kathy) McDONALD. Dear grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 10 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2005 until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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KRAATZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-20 published
MAIR, Jean Davis
Peacefully at her daughter's home in London, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, Jean Davis MAIR in her 100th year. Survived by much loved daughter, Joanne FORDHAM, sadly missed by granddaughters Mary-Anne SMITH, Cathy TEEGARDEN (John), Nancy BURTON (Fred), Kim HANKINSON (Steve), Lisa COUTTS (Ian). Also survived by nine grandchildren, 23 greatgrandchildren and three great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by husband Rev. William MAIR, daughter, Elizabeth Anne CANN, sons Stuart and Dr. Bruce MAIR, son-in-law Wayne FORDHAM, sisters Myrtle, Marjorie and Mildred, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Jean taught school for many years with the Huron County and London School Boards, and following retirement volunteered for 31 years at the London Health Sciences Centre - University Campus. Friends will be received at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Mount Zion United Church, 471 Ridgewood Crescent, on Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Chris KRAATZ and niece Reverend Jean BRUCE will officiate. Reception to follow. Followed by interment at Schomberg Cemetery, Schomberg, Ontario on Saturday at 4: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jean are asked to consider the Mount Zion United Church or Thames Road Elimville United Church, or a charity of their choice. Special thanks to Dr. Karen Pellar and the St. Elizabeth Home Care team for their support.

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KRAATZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-29 published
STERNE, Doris Muir (WOOD)
Doris Muir (WOOD) STERNE of London, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Wednesday April 27th 2005, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Charles W. STERNE. Dear mother of Robert A. STERNE, and Christopher J. STERNE and his wife Cynthia all of London. Dear grandmother of Carly and Jonathan STERNE. Also loved by her 2 brothers John and Robert WOOD, and her twin sister Jean ANDREWS, all in England. Predeceased by her sister Bettie STURT. Cremation has taken place, and a private funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), with Reverend Chris KRAATZ of Mount Zion United Church officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Children's Psychiatric Research Institute (C.P.R.I.), 600 Sanatorium Road, London N6H 3W7, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London N6A 3R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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KRAATZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-04 published
KIRK, Mary M.
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005 Miss Mary M. KIRK of Mount Hope Centre, London in her 80th year. Miss KIRK was a retired employee of Bell Canada. Beloved daughter of the late Angus and Elizabeth KIRK. Dear Aunt of Ron and Heidi BROOKE of Kitchener and Steve and Susan HORNE of London and great-Aunt of Ian and Michelle BROOKE and John and Kathryn HORNE. Predeceased by her sister Elsie BROOKE (1991.) Dear sister-in-law of Ron BROOKE of London. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, August 5th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Chris KRAATZ of Mount Zion United Church officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 800 Commissioners Road East, P.O. Box 5375, London, Ontario N6A 4G5. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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KRAATZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-02 published
WILLIAMS, Gladys "Willa" (formerly GRIFFITH, née McLAREN)
Peacefully at Extendicare, London on Thursday, September 1st, 2005, Gladys "Willa" (McLAREN) WILLIAMS of London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Melvin J. WILLIAMS and the late William B. GRIFFITH. Dear mother of Yvonne ESSELTINE of London, Gary GRIFFITH and his wife Ann of Kitchener and Wendy McROBERTS and her husband Wayne of London. Predeceased by her son Don GRIFFITH, her grand_son Jeffrey McROBERTS and her son-in-law Bob ESSELTINE. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, September 3rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Chris KRAATZ officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6, the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or to the charity of your choice.

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KRAAYENBRINK o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-07-13 published
KRAAYENBRINK, Ina (née VANDENDOOL)
Ina KRAAYENBRINK a resident of Wallaceburg passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 69 years of age. Ina is the daughter of the late Huibert and Christina (ESVELD) VANDENDOOL. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Jake DEPOOTER of Sarnia, Ron and Cindy (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) of Mooretown, Dennis and Lynn (BARNEVELD) of Wallaceburg, Jeff of Wallaceburg and Brian and Karen (VANDEVENNE) of Sombra. Grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Sister of Gordon and Rachael (BRIL) VANDENDOOL, Irene and Everett KRAAYENBRINK, Peter and Ann (HANEMAAYER) and Bert & Judy (HOEKSTRA) VANDENDOOL, Willie and Bob VELLINGA and Dick & Jeanne (LAUWEREYS) VANDENDOOL. Friends called at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The funeral service was conducted by Pastor Richard VANDER VAART on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at the Wallaceburg Christian Reformed Church at 11 a.m. The interment followed at Riverview Cemetery. The pallbearers were Jeff KRAAYENBRINK, Brian KRAAYENBRINK, Dennis KRAAYENBRINK, Ron KRAAYENBRINK, Eric DEPOOTER and Jesse KRAAYENBRINK. If desired, remembrances to the Vacation Bible School Legacy Fund at the Wallaceburg Christian Reformed Church may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231 or www.cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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KRAAYENBRINK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-08 published
KRAAYENBRINK, Ina (née VANDENDOOL)
Ina KRAAYENBRINK, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 69 years of age. Ina is the daughter of the late Huibert and Christina (ESVELD) VANDENDOOL. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Jake DEPOOTER of Sarnia, Ron and Cindy (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) of Mooretown, Dennis and Lynn (BARNEVELD) of Wallaceburg, Jeff of Wallaceburg and Brian and Karen (VANDEVENNE) of Sombra. Grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Sister of Gordon and Rachael (BRIL) VANDENVOOL, Irene and Everett KRAAYENBRINK, Peter and Ann (HANEMAAYER) and Bert and Judy (HOEKSTRA) VANDENDOOL, Willie and Bob VELLINGA and Dick and Jeanne (LAUWEREYS) VANDENDOOL. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Richard VANDER VAART on Saturday, July 9 at the Wallaceburg Christian Reformed Church at 11am. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Vacation Bible School Legacy Fund of the Wallaceburg Christian Reformed Church may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231 or www.cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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KRABI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
BLACK, Gordon L.
Went home to be with his Lord on April 23, 2005, in his 88th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Marge, Gord is survived by his son Dave (Lois) BLACK, daughter Lynda WOOTON, grandchildren Wendy (Dan) TOMLINSON, Andrew (Dale) BLACK, Kenda (Mike) KRABI, James and Kurt WOOTON, and eight great-grandchildren. He was a dear brother to Elsie BLACK and brother-in-law to Margaret BLACK and Agnes GROSE. Gord was also predeceased by his brothers Leslie and Cecil BLACK. Friends may visit at the Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (3 lights north of Highway 7, 905-305-8508) on Tuesday, April 26, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. On Wednesday, April 27 there will be visitation at 10 a.m., followed by a service in the Chapel at 11 a.m., a reception, and a private interment at York Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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KRAC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-03 published
DILLON, Eva (née GORVAL)
Eva (GORVAL) of Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at her home, where she has resided since 1958, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Maurice DILLON and dearly loved mother of Cyndi MARSHALL of Ottawa, John and his wife Joanne DILLON of Souris, Manitoba, Dianne O'NEILL of Windsor and Lorretta DILLON- ROBINETTE and her husband Maurice ROBINETTE of Timmins. Dear sister of Mike GORVAL of Vancouver, British Columbia. Predeceased by 3 sisters Mary YAGNICH, Vera MICHLOWSKI, Maggie KRAC, Bill and Harry GORVAL. Loved grandmother of Tyler, Amber, Luke, Lexie, and Holly. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Eva was born in Creighton on April 6, 1919, the daughter of the late John and Tekla GORVAL. She owned and operated The Eva Gorval Beauty Shoppe. She was a member of the Holy Angels' Church and the Catholic Womens League. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Saturday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church for Mass of the Christian Burial at 10: 00 a.m. Spring interment in Dublin Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Holy Angels' Church Restoration Fund. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 4: 00 p.m.

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KRACKO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-27 published
BOWES, Jean E. (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
At the Terrace Lodger, Aylmer, on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, Jean E. BOWES of Tillsonburg, formerly of Belmont and Toronto in her 91st year. Born in Belmont, North Dorchester Twp., September 16, 1914, daughter of the late James THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and the late former Loretta WEAVER. Much loved wife of 42 years and best friend of Ronald BOWES. Survived by three sisters-in-law: Kathleen (Kay) MATEZIE of Tillsonburg, Dorothy BOWES of Courtland and Wilma and her husband Cyril KRACKO of Tillsonburg and a brother-in-law Murray BOWES of St. Catharines and nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Service to be conducted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. in the Verhoeve Funeral Home Chapel, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, by Reverend Bob RUMBALL of Toronto, Ontario. Inurnment to follow in the Straffordville Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Bob Rumball Association For The Deaf can be made through the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (519) 842-4238.

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KRAEMER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
GAUTHIER, John S.
Suddenly at his late residence on Friday, January 14, 2005 John S. GAUTHIER of Ilderton in his 40th year. Beloved husband of Jennifer (KRAEMER) GAUTHIER. Dear father of Allison Grace and Tyler John both at home. Dear son of Harold GAUTHIER and Louise HOLLINGSWORTH of Nova Scotia and son-in-law of Allan and Betty KRAEMER of Walkerton. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Tanya and Dale McNUTT of Nova Scotia, Nicole GAUTHIER of British Columbia, Lisa and Dave SWELLER of New Mexico, Tim and Donna KRAEMER of Hanover, David KRAEMER of Walkerton and Kathy and Brad DIEMERT of Mildmay. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Lucan on Tuesday, January 18th at 2 p.m. with Father Vincent VAN ZUTPHEN presiding. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Prayers will be said in the funeral home Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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KRAEMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-20 published
DEATH, Norman Clifford
Passed away at his residence in Guelph on Tuesday, July 19, 2005. Norm DEATH at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Sophie (BUCZKOWSKI) DEATH. Loved dad of Janice KRAEMER (Ralph) of R.R.#2, Elora; Ron ABBOTT of Fergus and the late Wayne ABBOTT. Sadly missed by Patricia ABBOTT. Always remembered by his grandchildren Wes, Mark, Debbie (Mike), Shelley (Rob) and great-grandchildren, Shelby, Spencer and Robbie. Loved brother of Ray DEATH (Betty) of Rockwood and Wally DEATH (Pearl) of Arizona. Norm was an avid cribbage player and for many years worked at the Guelph Stove Co. and then in the Maintenance Department at the University of Guelph. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday). Service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel on Friday, July 22 at 11: 00 a.m. with The Reverend Andrew COMAR officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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KRAEMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
O'HARA, Leslie Victor
Passed away on October 4, 2005, at Scarborough Centenary Hospital at the age of 74 from Legionnaire's Disease. Formerly of Ottawa and retired concierge of Windfield Condominiums in Toronto. Les was the beloved spouse of Sidney HUMPHREY and loving pal and support to Lesley, Paul (and Ali,) Mark, John, and Andy HUMPHREY. He will be sadly missed by the Hussey and O'Hara nieces and nephews: Pat, David, Jay, Kathy, Danny, John, Tom, Frank, and cribbage partner, Arland. Les was dear great-uncle to Sawyer and Evelyn. He will be remembered with great fondness as "Uncle Les" by the Normoyle family: Pat, Leslie, Paddy, and Michelle. Les will also be missed by loving family friend Eva KRAEMER and sister-in-law Josie O'HARA. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Seven Oaks Home for the Aged for their care and support. Les' final resting place is Saint Margaret's in-the-Pines Cemetery. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date. For details, call 416-931-0211.

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KRAFCHEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
RICHARD, Weillie
With thanksgiving for his life, the family of Weillie RICHARD announce his passing. He succumbed peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital in London on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005. He leaves many fond memories for all who knew him. Dearly beloved husband of the late Madeleine Bélanger RICHARD. Cherished father of Catherine RICHARD, and Sandra RICHARD- MOHAMED and her husband Mahms of London. He will remain forever in the hearts of his grandchildren François RICHARD- KRAFCHEK, Stéphane and Élise RICHARD- MOHAMED. Dear brother of Irène BAILLARGEON and Yvette ROY. Dear brother-in-law of Thérèse CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER- BÉLANGER, Jeanne BOURDAGES, Lorraine TANGUAY, Beatrice MORIN, Thérèse BÉLANGER (Rolland GINGRAS), Simone LESSARD (René), J. Edouard BÉLANGER (Ginnette VERREAULT), Marie-Ange DORVAL (Adonia), Denyse KRAJCIK (Jean), Denis BÉLANGER (Diane BENOIT.) Sadly missed by his much loved Godchildren Joelle Dorval BERGERON and Marcel BÉLANGER. Remembered with fondness by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Élise (née GODBOUT) RICHARD, his siblings Léda LABELLE, Marie-Ange LAROCHELLE, Adalbert RICHARD, Marie-Anne LAVIGNE, Évangéliste RICHARD, Rita GUITAR, Blanche RICHARD, Berthe GUILLEMETTE, Elizabeth DESROSIERS, Fernande FELTEAU, Cécile JOHNSON, Ernest RICHARD and his brothers and sisters-in-law Jean-Paul and Fernand BÉLANGER, Adhemar BOURDAGES, Jean-Laval TANGUAY, Yvonne BÉLANGER, Gilberte NADEAU, Raymond MORIN, Maurice LAFLAMME and Gilles PAQUETTE. Friends will be received at l'Église Assomption de Notre-Dame, 384 Hillside Avenue, Oshawa on Monday after 10: 00 a.m. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11: 00 with Father Viateur LAURIN officiating. Rite of Committal at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum in Whitby. If desired and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation, University Hospital - Palliative Care, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Donations may be arranged through J.J. Patterson and Sons Funeral Residence, 19 Young Street, Welland or on-line with memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca A special word of thanks goes to Brenda DALEY, Debbie JARVIS, Jenna GOODHAND, the 3rd floor staff at Chelsey Park Retirement Community, Dr. LO, London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital 4th Floor Medicine Team 3 and nursing staff, Dr. SCHULZ and Lynne Hughes MARSH of the London Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care - University Hospital. As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.
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KRAFCHIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-16 published
BODDY, Naomi Mary (née RAYMOND)
(Long Time Member Catholic Women's League - Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Brampton) (25 Years Of Service In The Canadian Federal Government Including Air Traffic Control At Pearson International Airport)
Suddenly at the Peel Memorial Hospital - Brampton on Monday November 14, 2005 Naomi BODDY in her 88th year. Born in Ottawa she was the dearly beloved wife of the late Norman. Loved daughter of Louis and May (FINN) RAYMOND. Dear sister of Joy LEWIS (Edward) of Calgary, Donald RAYMOND (Evelyn) of Michigan, and the late Evelyn DALEY of Ottawa, Marjorie MARTIN of Ottawa, Audrey STEFFEF of Detroit, George RAYMOND of California, and Eileen FITZGERALD of Toronto. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends here and abroad. Dear friend of Father Ronald KRAFCHIK. Resting at the Ward Funeral Home - 52 Main Street South, Brampton from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A mass of Christian burial to take place Thursday from Saint Mary's R.C. Church (66A Main Street South - Brampton) at 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery - Mississauga. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be sent to naomi.boddy@wardfh.com

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KRAFCHIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
BODDY, Naomi Mary (née RAYMOND)
(Long time member Catholic Women's League - Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Brampton) (25 years of service in the Canadian Federal Government including air traffic control at Pearson International Airport) Suddenly at the Peel Memorial Hospital - Brampton on Monday, November 14, 2005, Naomi BODDY, in her 88th year. Born in Ottawa she was the dearly beloved wife of the late Norman. Loved daughter of Louis and May (FINN) RAYMOND. Dear sister of Joy LEWIS (Edward) of Calgary, Donald RAYMOND (Evelyn) of Michigan, and the late Evelyn DALEY of Ottawa, Marjorie MARTIN of Ottawa, Audrey STEFFEF of Detroit, George RAYMOND of California, and Eileen FITZGERALD of Toronto. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends here and abroad. Dear friend of Father Ronald KRAFCHIK. Resting at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South, Brampton from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial to take place Thursday from Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (66A Main Street South, Brampton) at 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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KRAFCHUK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-10 published
GARLAND, Marjorie Louise (née ALLEN)
At Oxford Regional Nursing Home, Ingersoll, on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, Marjorie Louise (ALLEN) GARLAND, in her 88th year. Wife of the late W. Boyd GARLAND (1986.) Daughter of the late William Willis (Wesley) ALLEN (1968) and Marjorie (Madge) (DAVIS) ALLEN (1973) of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Sadly missed by her son John and companion Marg of Pembroke and Bonita (Bonnie) and her husband Keith BRISTOW of Ingersoll and daughter-in-law Golden of Kingston. Survived by five grandchildren Wesley and his wife Shelly, Catherine, Robert and Laura and two great-grandchildren Kayla and Katie. Sister of Myrna and her husband Walter KRAFCHUK of Belcarres, Saskatchewan. and her sisters-in-law Irene M. ALLEN and Darlene ALLEN, her brother-in-law Clarence VANDERHAEGHE of Esterhazy and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Ralph (1991), Gordon (2000), Jack (2002) and Willis (2003), and her sisters Alma VANDERHAEGHE (1997,) Marie SHARPE (1998) and Doris ARTHURS (2004,) her sisters-in-law Ethel ALLEN and Irene Rose ALLEN (2005) and brother-in-law Bernard ARTHURS (1980.) Marjorie proudly served during World War 2 as a photographer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and she was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #119, Ingersoll. She was awarded "Outstanding Citizen of the Year" in 1985. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where complete service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Bernie ROSEVEAR officiating. Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Service Friday at 7: 30 p.m. auspices of Branch #119, Ingersoll. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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KRAFT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-20 published
WENDORF, Lena
Of Hanover, passed away at Saugeen Villa Nursing Home, Hanover, on Monday, April 18th, 2005. She was 93. Survived by daughter, Helen KRAFT and daughter-in-law, Marjorie WENDORF, both of Hanover, eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Clara CROSS, of Chesley and Tillie BARBER, of Acton. Predeceased by husband, Cecil; son, Harold daughter, Betty TREMAINE; two grand_sons; six brothers and six sisters. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 22nd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m., at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario; St. Matthew's Evengelical Lutheran Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca
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KRAFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-03 published
KRAFT, Patric
March 3rd, 2004
How fortunate we were,
To have had you in our lives.
Missing you everyday.
Mom and Dad Moore.

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KRAFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
KRAFT, Patric (1962-2004)
Loving husband and father.
When we count our blessings,
We always count you twice,
We'll miss you always.
Love, Lisa, Meghan and Taylor.

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KRAFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
KRAFT, Patric
March 3rd, 2004
How fortunate we were,
To have had you in our lives.
Missing you everyday.
Mom and Dad Moore.

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KRAFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
WEIN, Sheldon Daniel
Peacefully and with dignity, at Exeter Villa, Sheldon Daniel WEIN, on Sunday, July 10, 2005 in his 89th year. Sheldon was the loving and proud father of Sheldon (Thea) of Halifax, Honey (Gary) of Ottawa, Bonnie (Casey) of Caledon East, Jawn (Rabia) of Toronto and Michelle (deceased) and devoted grandparent to Shannon, Kyli, Patrick and Tara. Also survived by his sister Maida BAYNHAM and sister-in-law Ninia KRAFT. Private family services entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Interment Calvary United Church Cemetery, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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KRAFT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
WALTERS, Ron
Peacefully, on Monday, March 28th, 2005 at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga. Ron, beloved husband of Elsie. Dear brother of Nadine TERNET. Predeceased by his sister Tamara KRAFT. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown) 905-877-3631 on Saturday, April 2nd from 1: 00 p.m. until time of service held in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Inlieu of flowers, contributions to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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KRAFT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-03 published
KRAFT, Sylvia
On Sunday, May 1, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital - Finch Site. Sylvia KRAFT, beloved wife and best friend of Irving KRAFT. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Marilyn KRAFT, Les and Arlene KRAFT, and Rob KRAFT and Lori SATOV of Vancouver. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Alfred and Judy RUBINOFF, Marvin and Renee RUBINOFF, Harry and Libby KRAFT, and Shirley and Syd MARGEL. Devoted grandmother of Eyal, Shane, Adam, Erin, Jennifer, Jason, Benjy, and Oliver. Special thanks to the 6th floor doctors, nurses, and staff of Humber River Regional Hospital - Finch Site for their compassion, care, and concern. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Monday, May 2, 2005. Interment Adath Israel section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 22 Robingrove Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to Baycrest Centre Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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KRAGTEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-22 published
KRAGTEN, Alegonda (GONDA)
Peacefully at Kensington Village, London, on Thursday, April 21, 2005, Mrs. Alegonda (GONDA) passed away in her 93rd year. Dear mother of Anne VOSKAMP (Pete), Willy FRY and Beppy STEVENS (John). Loving grandmother of Rob (Lisa) and Kristen (Corby). Great Oma to Grayson, Garret, Kyle, Sarah, and the late Daxton. Sister of Leo DENISEGER (Joanne). Aunt of John KLOOT (Nancy), Tante Gon VAN RUUD and Hen KRAGTEN en Annie v.v. STEEN in Holland. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road, East of Highbury on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. A private family service will be held on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Kensington Village will be gratefully acknowledged.

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KRAH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-07 published
BURK/BURKE, Douglas S. " Doug"
Douglas S. " Doug" BURK/BURKE of Saint Thomas, husband of Lorene "Lorey" (MacKEWN) BURK/BURKE, passed away peacefully at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, in his 76th year. Father of Brenda SAGRIFF and her husband Jerry of Saint Thomas and Brian BURK/BURKE of Chatham. Grandfather of Patrick, Bradley and Sarah SAGRIFF of Saint Thomas, Ryan, Elle and Julia BURK/BURKE of Langley, British Columbia. Brother of Mary Jane JOHNSON (late husband George) of Pierrefonds, Quebec and late (infant) Barbara Ann BURK/BURKE. Also survived by in-laws, Elaine and Peter KRAH of Welland, his uncle, Ralph BLACK of Louisville, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, June 15, 1929, son of the late Stanley BURK/BURKE and late Eva BLACK) Burke McCOMB and step-son of the late George E. McCOMB. He was a retired CSX Railroad conductor. Mr. BURK/BURKE was an active member of Central United Church, Saint Thomas, past president of the St. Thomas Seniors Centre, a past executive member of the United Transportation Union, was very actively involved in his community and had a special interest in genealogy. He was a life member of St. David's Lodge #302, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Saint Thomas, a member of Mocha Temple Shrine, London and Hillbilly Clan 59 and was the Hillbilly Imperial Executive Ambassador for North America. Cremation has taken place, with private interment at Union Cemetery at a later date. A public memorial service will be held at Central United Church (Wellington and Moore St.), Saint Thomas on Monday, January 10th at 11: 00 a.m. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday from 2-4: 30 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Shrine Hospitals for Children (Transportation), Pearce-Williams Christian Centre or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Unit). A masonic memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 4: 30 p.m. under the auspices of St. David's Lodge #302, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons

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KRAHN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-19 published
SCOTT, Mary Helen (née MATHESON)
Peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood Hospital, Mary Helen SCOTT, née MATHESON, of London and formerly of St. Catharines, on Friday, June 17, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife for over 50 years of the late John Proctor SCOTT (1997.) Dear mother of Mary Anne KRAHN and her husband John and proud grandmother of Laura, Daniel and Catherine. Sister of the late Anne YOUNGS. Mary was born on May 19, 1917 in West Zorra Township and taught school in Zenda, Beachville and Woodstock. Mary's family wish to thank Dr. Gil SCHREIER, Lee-Ann CRAIG, Dr. John SWIFT and the wonderful staff at the Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Friends may call on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at Knox United Church, Embro on Tuesday, June 21 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation at the church from 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Interment Proctor Family Cemetery, King Township. Floral arrangements would be welcome or if desired, remembrances may be made to the Nursing Education Fund of Parkwood Hospital Foundation or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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KRAICER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-11 published
KRAICER, Ange
On Wednesday, August 10, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Willy KRAICER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jack (Jacob) and the late Roslyn KRAICER, and Leonard KRAICER. Loving aunt of Sally WASSERMAN. Devoted grandmother of Shelly KRAICER and Lisa ROOSEN- RUNGE, and Sarah KRAICER and Daniel MELAMED. Devoted great-grandmother of Hannah and Eve. A graveside service will be held at the United Jewish People Order section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park on Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva at 6 Braemore Gardens, Thursday 7: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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KRAIGMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-17 published
KRAIGMAN, Netta
On Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Toronto Western Hospital. Netta KRAIGMAN, beloved wife of the late Charles KRAIGMAN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Faith and Jerry ROSS, and Mark KRAIGMAN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Rose WOZNICA, Carol and Sam KATZ and the late Esther CHOUSKY. Devoted grandmother of Matthew ROSS, Mandi and Hartley ANDREWS, and great-grandmother of Huntyr and Carsyn. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W., (2 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, January 17, at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Shaarei Tzedec section of Roselawn Cemetery. Shiva at 23 Willett Crescent, Richmond Hill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Netta Kraigman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324.

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KRAJCIK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
RICHARD, Weillie
With thanksgiving for his life, the family of Weillie RICHARD announce his passing. He succumbed peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital in London on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005. He leaves many fond memories for all who knew him. Dearly beloved husband of the late Madeleine Bélanger RICHARD. Cherished father of Catherine RICHARD, and Sandra RICHARD- MOHAMED and her husband Mahms of London. He will remain forever in the hearts of his grandchildren François RICHARD- KRAFCHEK, Stéphane and Élise RICHARD- MOHAMED. Dear brother of Irène BAILLARGEON and Yvette ROY. Dear brother-in-law of Thérèse CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER- BÉLANGER, Jeanne BOURDAGES, Lorraine TANGUAY, Beatrice MORIN, Thérèse BÉLANGER (Rolland GINGRAS), Simone LESSARD (René), J. Edouard BÉLANGER (Ginnette VERREAULT), Marie-Ange DORVAL (Adonia), Denyse KRAJCIK (Jean), Denis BÉLANGER (Diane BENOIT.) Sadly missed by his much loved Godchildren Joelle Dorval BERGERON and Marcel BÉLANGER. Remembered with fondness by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Élise (née GODBOUT) RICHARD, his siblings Léda LABELLE, Marie-Ange LAROCHELLE, Adalbert RICHARD, Marie-Anne LAVIGNE, Évangéliste RICHARD, Rita GUITAR, Blanche RICHARD, Berthe GUILLEMETTE, Elizabeth DESROSIERS, Fernande FELTEAU, Cécile JOHNSON, Ernest RICHARD and his brothers and sisters-in-law Jean-Paul and Fernand BÉLANGER, Adhemar BOURDAGES, Jean-Laval TANGUAY, Yvonne BÉLANGER, Gilberte NADEAU, Raymond MORIN, Maurice LAFLAMME and Gilles PAQUETTE. Friends will be received at l'Église Assomption de Notre-Dame, 384 Hillside Avenue, Oshawa on Monday after 10: 00 a.m. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11: 00 with Father Viateur LAURIN officiating. Rite of Committal at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum in Whitby. If desired and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation, University Hospital - Palliative Care, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Donations may be arranged through J.J. Patterson and Sons Funeral Residence, 19 Young Street, Welland or on-line with memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca A special word of thanks goes to Brenda DALEY, Debbie JARVIS, Jenna GOODHAND, the 3rd floor staff at Chelsey Park Retirement Community, Dr. LO, London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital 4th Floor Medicine Team 3 and nursing staff, Dr. SCHULZ and Lynne Hughes MARSH of the London Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care - University Hospital. As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.
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