KRAJEWSKI o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-04-20 published
THIBERT, Mary Margaret (née KILBRIDE)
Mary Margaret THIBERT a resident of Port Lambton passed away at Sydenham Campus on Sunday, April 17, 2005 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Earl J. THIBERT. Loving mother of Jim of Chatham, Jean of Chatham, Judy of Wallaceburg, Elizabeth MELOCHE & John MYERS of Port Lambton, Earl Jr. of Wallaceburg and the late Bonnie HULMES. Mother-in-law of Henry HULMES. Dear grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 2. Sister of Shirley THOMAS, Harry & Cora KILBRIDE, Agnes KILBRIDE, Elaine and Jim MOORE and Carol KRAJEWSKI. Daughter of the late Stuart and Mona (BARNES) KILBRIDE. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Reverend Erwin OLIVER will conduct the funeral service on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow. If desired, remembrances to the London Regional Cancer Centre may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231.

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KRAJEWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-03 published
TEIXEIRA, Elsie (née GOMES)
On April 30th, 2005, at age 87, our dearest Mom passed away peacefully. Her soul went to heaven to meet her beloved husband Alvin and son Godfrey. She will be terribly missed by all of her children, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law: Joan and the late Raymond CORBIN, Wendy and Ross BURTON, Marcelle and Kurt FLEIG, Valerie and Werner KRAJEWSKI, Andrea and Patrick PEREIRA, Ian and Celine TEIXEIRA, Ann Marie and Bruce QUINCEY, Christopher and Donna TEIXEIRA, and Margaret ROSE and Robert SUTHERLAND. Twenty-two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren say "Thank you Granny, you were always truly glad to see us and spoil us". She also leaves behind her beloved sisters: Cora, Estelle, Doreen and Sheila; and a great many nieces and nephews. We know in our hearts that she is at peace and happy, but it is with great sadness that we say farewell for now. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Aidan Roman Catholic Church, 3501 Finch Ave. E., Scarborough (east of Warden Ave.) on Friday at 10: 30 a.m. Her wish to be cremated will be respected and her remains will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery with her husband Alvin at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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KRAJEWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-29 published
MATEFF, Rosanna (née GODUTO)
Peacefully, on Sunday, November 27, 2005, at Lisaard House, Cambridge, following an inspirational and valiant struggle with cancer, with her family by her side. Rosanna was in her 49th year and had devoted her working life to the field of social service, where she had worked at KidsLink in St. Agatha and most recently Lutherwood (Betty Thompson Youth Centre) for the past 5 years as Program Manager. Rosanna was a faithful and devoted member of the Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Kitchener and the C.W.L. of the church. As well, Rosanna volunteered her time for many years to the Forest Heights Optimist Club. She was kind, generous, and always there to help children and families in need. Beloved wife and best friend of Glen MATEFF after 26 years of marriage. Loving and cherished mother of Ryan, Tyler and Krysta, all at home. Sadly missed by her dear mother, Angelina GODUTO of Wasaga Beach; loved sister of Gloria WEIR (Bill) of Kitchener, Patricia CAZA (Charles) of Mississauga, Vincenza GODUTO of Oakville, and Blaise GODUTO of Mississauga. Special sister-in-law to Lana WELLS- GARRETT (Wayne) of Port McNicoll, and will be missed by nephews and nieces, Joshua, Alex, Sydney, Noah, Dean (Tammy), Darin, Dana (Paul) and great-nephews, Grayson and Jacob. Predeceased by her father, Aurelio GODUTO; her mother-in-law Grace MATEFF and her father-in-law, Amos MATEFF. The MATEFF family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, especially Teresa KRAJEWSKI, for all of their kindness and dedication to Rosanna's treatment and well being. Also, thank you to our family doctor Mel CESCON for his kindness and support. Rosanna's family will receive Friends and relatives at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton Street, Kitchener on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 8: 45 p.m. Prayers will be offered on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 9: 15 a.m. followed by a procession to Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church (55 Driftwood Dr., Kitchener) for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Rev. Dan CYR and Reverend Adrian LEE as celebrants, followed by interment at Williamsburg Cemetery, Kitchener. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Betty Thompson Youth Centre (Lutherwood), KidsLink, the Forest Heights Community Centre (Optimist Club of Forest Heights) or Lisaard House, Cambridge would be greatly appreciated by the family and can be made by calling the funeral home 519-742-4481 or online condolences can be sent through www.schreitersandrockfuneralhome.com God needed an angel and Rosanna answered the call. She will be sadly missed by family, Friends and co-workers.

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KRAKOFSKY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
MILLS, Jack " Jake" William Russell
Jack "Jake" William Russell MILLS. Born London, Ontario November 8, 1932. Died Saint Thomas, Ontario April 25, 2005. son of the late Jack and Grace (TRUESDALE) MILLS. Predeceased by sister, Joy HURAS and twin sister, Joan TAILOR/TAYLOR. Survived by brothers-in-law, Cecil HURAS and Raymond TAILOR/TAYLOR and numerous beloved nieces and nephews and their families who were all part of making Uncle Jake's life a joyous one. Remembered by his family, relatives, and Friends in Canada, the U.S., and Northern Ireland. Cremation has taken place. At Jake's request there will be no funeral service. Friends and family are invited to Belmont Oddfellows Hall on Saturday, April 30 at 6: 00 p.m. to share their memories of Jake. In lieu of flowers, donations to Pallative Care and Chemotherapy Depts. of Saint Thomas Elgin Gen. Hospital will be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Sharon BAKER and pallative care staff, Dr. Paula DONAHUE and the Chemotherapy Dept. as well as Dr. S. KRAKOFSKY in London for their exceptional care and attention to Jake in his time of need. Rest in Peace. "Inseparable" Cecil

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KRAKOVSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-19 published
KRAY, William
On Monday, October 17, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Will KRAY, beloved husband for 58 years of Hilda. Loving father of Jerry. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty FREEDMAN, Louis KRAKOVSKY and the late Albert KRAKOVSKY, Max CARSON, and Morris CARSON. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Thursday, October 20 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the William KRAY Memorial fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 416-780-0324.

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KRAKOVSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-10 published
Max CARSON, Doctor And Pilot (1923-2005)
The sole survivor of a mid-air collision by two Halifax bombers became a family physician who delivered 2,000 babies
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, December 10, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Pilot Max CARSON was the only survivor of a crash of two bombers over Belgium in the winter of 1944. The man who later went on to become a doctor was just 21 at the time. He was flying an Royal Canadian Air Force Halifax when it collided with an Royal Air Force Halifax during a night raid on Duisberg, Germany.
The flight had been his 35th mission, after which he and his crew were supposed to go home. In his memoirs, Mr. CARSON recalled that one of his crew had a premonition about the last sortie. He was right. It was the night of the collision.
"I had no warning from any of my crew, and I felt this plane crash into ours," wrote Dr. CARSON. His plane caught fire and the floor beneath him gave way. "I fell through the flames clear into the sky. As I looked up, I could see my airplane on fire. I counted to 10, pulled the ripcord and my parachute opened."
He survived because, as the pilot, he was probably one of the few to be wearing his parachute. For the others, the tight space on board meant their parachutes had to be hung on hooks. In a collision, there was no time to put them on. The 14 other men died.
Dr. CARSON almost didn't survive the landing. At the time, his name was KRAKOVSKY, which he changed after the war. He landed among a group of American soldiers who were fighting the Battle of the Bulge, the last major German offensive in Europe. When they heard his name they suspected he was an English-speaking German parachuted in to cause havoc.
By luck, one of the Americans was from Buffalo, and he quizzed the flier from Toronto. They soon realized he was the real thing and he was back at his base in England on December 27, eight days later. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and returned home.
Max CARSON was born in Northern Ontario, the son of Jewish immigrants who later moved to North Bay to join 30 or 40 other Jewish families. His father ran a rooming house, but the Depression meant that tenants were often unable to come up with the 10 cents-a-night rent. So, in 1932, the KRAKOVSKYs packed their belongings into a truck and drove to Toronto.
In his memoir, Max CARSON listed the various places his family had lived in Toronto. On Markham Street, his family of eight shared a house with another family of four. In the basement, he kept a hockey stick and perfected his shot using lumps of coal. He was a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and once talked his way into a seat in the reds at a special night for young fans at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Maxie, as he was known, was a whiz at school. In Grade 7, he got 100 per cent in arithmetic "when most of my Friends flunked." He went to high school and technical school, then worked in a series of dead-end jobs. In 1942, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force with his brother, Morris, who became a bomb aimer.
After the war, Dr. CARSON was promised a job by a man who was impressed with his Royal Canadian Air Force exploits. But when the man learned he was Jewish, he changed his mind. Dr. CARSON felt so frustrated that, on June 8, 1945, he and his brother changed their name to CARSON. It cost $75 each.
Max CARSON finished high school at a special postwar school set up for veterans. In September of 1947, he enrolled in medical school at the University of Toronto. After interning, he went into partnership with Sid DAVIS on Parliament Street in Cabbagetown. He practised in that same Toronto neighbourhood for more than 40 years and delivered more than 2,000 babies.
In retirement, he worked on his memoirs, which he wrote because he knew nothing about his own grandparents and wanted his descendants to know some details.
He was active in veterans groups and was always proud of his contribution in bringing the war to an end. "I like to think that maybe I'm the guy that flew the plane that dropped the bomb that broke Hitler's back."
Max CARSON was born in Cobalt, Ontario, on September 15, 1923. He died in Toronto on September 3, 2005. He was 81. He is survived by his wife, Nan, and their five children.

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KRAKOVSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
KRAY, William
On Monday, October 17, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Will KRAY, beloved husband for 58 years of Hilda. Loving father of Jerry. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty FREEDMAN, Louis KRAKOVSKY and the late Albert KRAKOVSKY, Max CARSON, and Morris CARSON. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Thursday, October 20 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Temple Sinai Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the William Kray Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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KRALJEVIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-26 published
LAPOINTE, Jerome Joseph
Former Director Of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Pension Fund Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Ottawa. Jerome Joseph LAPOINTE, age 76. Beloved husband of 51 years of Beverley MEADOWS. Loving father of Joanne (Bill BRECKLES,) Janice (Ed REED,) Paul (Kathy PROUTING), Robert, Susan, Jerome (Marija KRALJEVIC), and Richard (Sherri PURDY.) Cherished Grandpa of Justine, Kevin, Alyssia, Scott, Jake, Lili, and Ella. Dear brother of Beatrice, Marie, and Yvette. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday to St. Monica's Church, 2080 Merivale Road, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11: 00am. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, or the Ottawa Hospital Foundation (Civic Campus) appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes, Ottawa. 613-235-6712. www.kellyfh.ca

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KRALJEVIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
LAPOINTE, Jerome J.
Former Director of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Pension Fund Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Ottawa. Jerome Joseph LAPOINTE, age 76. Beloved husband of 51 years of Beverley MEADOWS. Loving father of Joanne (Bill BRECKLES,) Janice (Ed REED,) Paul (Kathy PROUTING), Robert, Susan, Jerome (Marija KRALJEVIC), and Richard (Sherri PURDY.) Cherished Grandpa of Justine, Kevin, Alyssia, Scott, Jake, Lili, and Ella. Dear brother of Beatrice, Marie, and Yvette. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday to St. Monica's Church, 2080 Merivale Road, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, or the Ottawa Hospital Foundation (Civic Campus) would be appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes, Ottawa, 613-235-6712. www.kellyfh.ca

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KRALKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-28 published
Four die in shooting at London family home
By Timothy APPLEBY, Tuesday, June 28, 2005, Page A7
A quiet residential street in downtown London, Ontario, exploded into violence early yesterday, a melee that ended in a shootout with police and a house fire that left four people dead and four police officers injured.
The house is owned by a long-distance trucker and his wife. Police were summoned by a 911 call placed by one of the family's three young children from a neighbour's house. Local media reported that the couple's nine-year-old daughter placed the call.
When police entered the house, the girl's mother and two siblings and the gunman were dead.
The province's Special Investigations Unit, which examines all deaths and serious injuries involving police, released no names. It was unclear who the gunman was.
Neighbours, however, confirmed that the modest Princess Avenue bungalow was occupied by John CZUBA, his wife and their children. The family emigrated from Poland several years ago, said Andrew KRALKA, who lives directly across the street.
The father was believed by local residents to have been driving through the United States when the family members were killed.
"It's all been a big shock for us; this is very tragic," Mr. KRALKA said.
Alerted at 2: 25 a.m. by the 911 call reporting an assault in progress, police arriving at the household were met by gunfire that struck two of the officers.
Police returned the fire, but authorities would not say whether the gunman, later found dead inside the house from a single gunshot wound, was killed by a police bullet or had committed suicide.
Both wounded officers were shot in the upper body but were wearing body armour, and both were released from hospital yesterday.
The couple also had a 13-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son.
London Police Constable Jeff ARBING would say only the 911 emergency call "came from a child, from a different location," adding that in 15 years of police service, "a homicide of this magnitude is something I haven't personally seen."
Neighbours recounted scenes of chaos. "I heard a quick 'Bang, bang, bang, bang' -- four shots. It sounded like firecrackers accompanied by a whole lot of police sirens," said David STEVENS, who was watching television at his home when the violence erupted across the street.
"Then there was a second series of shots, about five minutes later."
Amid scenes of shouted confusion, nearby residents retreated to their basements for safety.
During the 20-minute confrontation, a fire also broke out at the home, but it was unclear whether it stemmed from smoke grenades that tactical officers threw in, or another source. Two police officers were later treated in hospital for smoke inhalation.
"There was grey smoke just pouring out of the house," Mr. STEVENS said. Other neighbours described seeing police running down the street with children in their arms, carrying them toward waiting ambulances.
Both in their 40s, Mr. and Mrs. CZUBA owned the home and had lived there for several years.
Local residents described the family as courteous but introverted, spending time with other Polish-Canadians instead of their immediate neighbours.
Mr. CZUBA is often away and sometimes parks his rig on the street, Mr. KRALKA said.
"They don't really associate with people on the street," said another neighbour. "When we first moved here the kids were allowed to play with the other kids, but then they weren't, and the kids didn't go out any more.
"It makes me sad."
As to what triggered the violence, "That I'm not sure of," Constable ARBING said.
"That's an honest answer. I don't know what we have here."

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KRALY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
DIRRACOLO, Maria Carmela
Passed away quietly in her sleep, at her home in Barrie, on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Maria DIRRACOLO, at the age of 68. Beloved wife of the late Francesco DIRRACOLO. Loving mother of Gloria KRALY (Andrew) and their children Paul and Jessica; step-mother to Victoria FUMO (Robert), Joe DIRRACOLO (Phyllis), Mary SCARATI (Agostino,) Catherine CHIMIENTO (Peter) and Anne SCARATI (Michael.) Dear sister of Angelo MAURO, Mario MAURO, Guisseppina CANINI, the late Frank MAURO and their families. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street, Barrie on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from Saint Mary's Church, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie on Saturday, February 5th at 10: 00 a.m. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill on Saturday at 12: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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KRAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-18 published
MOFFATT, James Joseph (1924-2005)
Peacefully surrounded by his loving children, on October 16, 2005 at the age of 81, Jim passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital following a very brief illness. Jim was predeceased by his mother Lillian BURK/BURKE (1975,) father John MOFFATT (1929) and brother Jack (2004). Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Joan FLANNERY, his sister Betty DANIEL of Thornhill and brother Kenneth of Louisiana. He is survived by his much loved children, Maureen (Wayne SQUIBB,) Marilyn (Robert KRAM,) Gary (Lorri METCALFE) and Greg (Dr. Vivian LIU;) and his adored grandchildren, Cristin (Adam LAZIER,) Jessica, Elizabeth, Geoffrey, Jonathan, James, Jaclyn, Allison, Bryan, Jordan and Clare. Born in Toronto, graduating from commerce at Malvern, Jim joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Following his discharge, he moved to St. Catharines where he co-founded and presided as president of Niagara Welder's Supply until selling his interest to Union Carbide in 1991. During his career he served several terms as Chairman of the Canadian Welding Society and The Ontario Welder's Supply Association. Jim and his wife Joan were active golf and curling members of The St. Catharines Golf and Curling Club for over 55 years. He served several years on the Board of Directors, becoming an Honorary Member in 1999. At his Tribute it was stated: 'Jim is a mild-mannered man of integrity and gentlemanly qualities. Many of our older members have known him for decades and what we have written will not be news to them. However, we would bet that every one of them considers themselves to be one of his Friends and you can be sure that they carry that distinction with pride. That is the essence of Jim MOFFATT'. Jim was also an active member of the Niagara Falls Club, Rotary Club and Rodman Hall. Visitation Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, 905-684-6346. Funeral Mass Friday, October 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 67 Church Street, St. Catharines. The family would like to thank Dr. LUCEY, Dr. GRUBER and Nursing Staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital, and Dr. LUMB at Hamilton General Hospital for their care and support.

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KRAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-18 published
MOFFATT, James Joseph (1924-2005)
Peacefully surrounded by his loving children, on October 16, 2005 at the age of 81, Jim passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital following a very brief illness. Jim was predeceased by his mother Lillian BURK/BURKE (1975,) father John MOFFATT (1929) and brother Jack (2004). Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Joan FLANNERY, his sister Betty DANIEL of Thornhill and brother Kenneth of Louisiana. He is survived by his much loved children, Maureen (Wayne SQUIBB,) Marilyn (Robert KRAM,) Gary (Lorri METCALFE) and Greg (Dr. Vivian LIU;) and his adored grandchildren, Cristin (Adam LAZIER,) Jessica, Elizabeth, Geoffrey, Jonathan, James, Jaclyn, Allison, Bryan, Jordan and Clare. Born in Toronto, graduating from commerce at Malvern, Jim joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Following his discharge, he moved to St. Catharines where he co-founded and presided as president of Niagara Welder's Supply until selling his interest to Union Carbide in 1991. During his career he served several terms as Chairman of The Canadian Welding Society and The Ontario Welder's Supply Association. Jim and his wife Joan were active golf and curling members of The St. Catharines Golf and Curling Club for over 55 years. He served several years on the Board of Directors, becoming an Honorary Member in 1999. At his Tribute it was stated: "Jim is a mild-mannered man of integrity and gentlemanly qualities. Many of our older members have known him for decades and what we have written will not be news to them. However, we would bet that every one of them considers themselves to be one of his Friends and you can be sure that they carry that distinction with pride. That is the essence of Jim MOFFATT." Jim was also an active member of the Niagara Falls Club, Rotary Club and Rodman Hall. Visitation Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, 905-684-6346. Funeral Mass Friday, October 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 67 Church Street, St. Catharines. The family would like to thank Dr. LUCEY, Dr. GRUBER and Nursing Staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital, and Dr. LUMB at Hamilton General Hospital for their care and support.

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KRAMBERGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-23 published
RADFORD, Lila Maragrette (WILTSE)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Saturday January 22, 2005 Lila Maragrette (WILTSE) RADFORD of Blyth in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late George E. RADFORD (1981.) Dear mother of Diane and her husband Doug SCRIMGEOUR of Blyth. Loving grandmother of Valerie and Paul KRAMBERGER of Walton and Shelley and Lee DORSSERS of R.R.#2, Staffa. Sadly missed by 3 great-grandchildren Cole, Caitlin and Ethan DORSSERS. Dear sister of Dorothy DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of Saint Marys and Blanche and John BOWES of Clinton. Also survived by 2 nieces. Predeceased by one sister Ione WELCH. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Center - Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 407 Queen Street, Blyth on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday January 25, 2005 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. RADFORD at the Greenway Memorial Park, Blyth.

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KRAMBERGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-24 published
RADFORD, Lila Maragrette (WILTSE)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Saturday January 22, 2005 Lila Maragrette (WILTSE) RADFORD of Blyth in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late George E. RADFORD (1981.) Dear mother of Diane and her husband Doug SCRIMGEOUR of Blyth. Loving grandmother of Valerie and Paul KRAMBERGER of Walton and Shelley and Lee DORSSERS of R.R.#2, Staffa. Sadly missed by 3 great-grandchildren Cole, Caitlin and Ethan DORSSERS. Dear sister of Dorothy DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of Saint Marys and Blanche and John BOWES of Clinton. Also survived by 2 nieces. Predeceased by one sister Ione WELCH. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Center - Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 407 Queen Street, Blyth on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday January 25, 2005 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. RADFORD at the Greenway Memorial Park, Blyth.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-13 published
WOODFORD, Alma
Peacefully, at the North York General Hospital, on Sunday, June 12th, 2005 in her 97th year. Alma S. WOODFORD, the beloved daughter of the late Horace WOODFORD and his late wife, Harriet (née GEDDES.) The loving sister of Edith. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers, (Bert) Hubert, Wesley and George and by her sisters, Eileen BROADHEAD, Eunice SABATINI, Marguerite, Constance LEET, Ruth KRAMER and Florence. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 11: 00 to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, on Wednesday afternoon, at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan or to Thompson House, 1 Overland Drive, Don Mills. M3C 2C3, (416-447-7244) would be appreciated by the family. "Death is not extinguishing the Light; It is putting out the lamp because the Dawn has come." -Tagore (an Indian Christian)
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KRAMER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-25 published
LONGFIELD, Frances (UNCER)
At Oxford Regional Nursing Home, Ingersoll on Saturday, April 23, 2005, Frances (UNCER) LONGFIELD, of Ingersoll, in her 89th year. Wife of the late Clarence LONGFIELD (1973.) Dear mother of Barbara SWARTS of Woodstock, Karl LONGFIELD of Ingersoll, Wayne LONGFIELD and his wife Bonnie of Thamesford and Marilyn KRAMER of Ingersoll. Dear sister of Jack UNCER and his wife June of Hickson, Violet REED of Ingersoll and Doris J. KISH of Ingersoll. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three brothers Gordon, Lawrence and Bill UNCER and one sister Florence NEAVE. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street, South, Ingersoll, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Jim CARR of St. James Anglican Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Ladies Auxillary Memorial Service Monday at 7: 00 p.m. auspices of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #119, Ingersoll.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-11 published
KRAMER, Shirley J. (February 9, 1940 to September 9, 2005)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother Shirley J. KRAMER at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, September 9, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Gordon KRAMER (2001.) Loving mother of Ken and his wife Maria, Wayne, Dale and his wife Cathy, and Steve and his partner Wendy, all of London. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Eric and his wife Tabatha, Rick and his partner Amanda, Jessica and her husband Terry, Chelsea, Kristian, Ryley, Sebastian, Samantha and great-grandchildren Terry Jr. and Allysa, as well as her special friend Zack. Her brief but courageous battle with the cancer was a tribute to her amazing strength and determination that she lived her life with. Special thanks to Emma RICHARDS for helping to make her last few weeks at home possible and keeping her sense of humor alive and to Karen KRAMER for her daily visits and support. We would also like to thank the Victorian Order of Nurses and Home Support Services for their care, compassion and support allowing Mom to remain home for as long as possible, the Staff of London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital and the special people on the Palliative Care Team of Parkwood Hospital, the very special Dr. SWIFT whose care, compassion, understanding and words of support helped Mom and our family at this very difficult time in our lives. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock where the Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with Reverend Marilyn LEUTY officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-29 published
GREENAWAY, Brian Richard
Age 30, of London and formerly of Stratford passed away suddenly at the London Health Science Centre on Tuesday, December 27, 2005. Beloved fiance of Carmelina PAOLA and her children Ashley and Brandon. Loving son of Rick and Joyce GREENAWAY. Dear brother of Donnie. Cherished grand_son of Ruth and Bruce GREENAWAY, and Freda JACOB. Nephew of John JACOB, Richard JACOB, Stephen and Colleen JACOB, Robert and Kathy GREENAWAY, David and Sharon GREENAWAY, Michael and Dorothy GREENAWAY, Judy and Ron HOULE, Cathy and Tom FROESE. Also survived by many cousins, great aunts and uncles. Lovingly remembered by Joe and Maria PAOLA and family. Predeceased by his grandfather Edward (Ted) JACOB. Family will receive Friends at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, December 30, from 5-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m. Reverend William KRAMER will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the charity of one's choice through the funeral home.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-12 published
TARNOPOLSKY, Joanne Gerdina (née KRAMER)
Unexpectedly, at home on February 6, 2005 at the age of 61. Joanne, wife of the late Walter TARNOPOLSKY, Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, is survived by her children Michelle and Greg, her partner John HABA, her mother Joanne KRAMER and her brother Nick KRAMER.
Born in Leiden, Holland on May 12, 1943, Joanne moved to the United States with her family when she was seven years old. She was educated at Colorado State College (B.A., 1964), the Sorbonne in Paris (1967) and the University of Rochester (M.A., 1971), and lived in France from 1964-1967, working as an au-pair. She had lived in several different states before she moved to Canada in 1971 and accepted a position teaching French at York University, where she met her husband Walter. Joanne received a Ph.D. in linguistics from Laval University in 1983 and taught French linguistics at York University from 1987-1994. After Walter's death, Joanne left teaching to pursue her passion, exploring studies in new-age mysticism and philosophy. In 1997, she started her own publishing company, Paedusis Publications Inc., and after 10 years of writing, she completed her life's work, The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene: A Trilogy, shortly before she died.
She was a deeply spiritual person with a great love of animals and a gift for gardening and cooking. She was also a cultured intellectual who travelled extensively and was fluent in four languages. Most of all, she was a fiercely dedicated daughter, wife, and mother who will be profoundly missed.
A visitation will be held for Friends and family at the St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville, Ontario from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, February 14, followed by a family-officiated service and interment, performed according to her wishes. Refreshments will served afterwards. Donations to the Canadian Wildlife Foundation would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Neweduk Funeral Home, Mississauga, 905-828-8000.
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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-08 published
KRAMER, Ben

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-09 published
ROTSTEIN, Sadie
On Thursday, September 8, 2005 at her home. Sadie ROTSTEIN, beloved wife of the late Max ROTSTEIN. Loving mother and mother and mother-in-law of Sheldon and Nancy. Dear sister of Sylvia SHEAR and the late Saul and Sam GLASSBERG, Ethel LONDON, Alice BLY, and Laura KRAMER. Devoted grandmother of John, Neal, Robert and Stefani, and Adam. A graveside service will be held at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park on Sunday, September 11 at 10: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre 416-785-2875.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-17 published
Robert ALLEN, Playwright And Producer (1917-2005)
Self-taught playwright who submitted his first manuscript while in the army went on to run the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation drama department in the golden years of both radio and television
By F.F. Langan, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, September 17, 2005, Page S9
Robert ALLEN ran the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation drama department in the early days of television, putting on some of the most ambitious television ever performed in the country. It was a time when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had the airwaves all to itself in the 1950s, and when Mr. ALLEN and the network could afford to produce what he considered the best.
"He represents the golden age of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of the 1950s and '60s," said Eric KOCH, a retired Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer and executive. "The dramas and opera he produced were far superior to anything done in the United States. There were questions in Parliament about the cost. Nowadays, it would be described as hopelessly elitist."
Mr. KOCH said that under Bob ALLEN, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation produced 17 operas. Since opera had never been done for television, Mr. ALLEN and his producer-director Franz KRAMER had to invent ways to shoot them. There could be no mistakes. Almost all were done before the era of videotape, so the shows were all live broadcasts.
"Now, you would need the resources and organization of D-Day to do an opera for television," said Mr. KOCH. "In Europe, countries join forces just to mount one opera."
Robert ALLEN grew up in Toronto and lived in a house on Winchester, one of the more respectable streets in what then the mixed neighbourhood of Cabbagetown. His father died when he was just 11 and he was brought up by his mother and an aunt. He went to the University of Toronto Schools and then to Trinity College at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a degree in literature.
After graduation, he worked as an accountant until the Second World War intervened and he was drafted into the army in late 1941. But how did an accountant end up as a giant of Canadian television drama? He was in Halifax, waiting to be sent overseas to the war, and at something of a loose end. By that time, Mr. ALLEN was married and he his wife, Rita, liked to sit about and listen to the radio. It was then that he made his decision.
"At the end of one radio program, Bob was excited and said, 'That's what we're going to do,' " says Rita. " 'Write radio plays.'"
And that is exactly was he did for the rest of his long career. As an exercise, Bob and Rita ALLEN wrote something for Andrew ALLAN, the head of drama at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and sent it off in the mail. Mr. ALLAN liked what he saw and that was the start of a long working relationship.
At the same time, a change had occurred in the army's plans for young Robert ALLEN. It discovered his education. He was pulled out of the overseas contingent and sent to Kingston, Ontario, where he trained in radar and was made an instructor.
Eventually, he did go overseas and stayed on in Germany after the end of the war. He wrote a piece for Reading Magazine in February of 1946 in which he showed empathy for the German civilian population. He described the scene in a Berlin railway station as refugees arrived in late 1945: "They were all exhausted and starved and miserable.... A child only half-alive... a woman in the most terrible picture of despair I've seen.... Even when you see it, it's impossible to believe."
Not long after that, he was sent home to be demobbed among thousands of other young returning servicemen and women. To make ends meet, he worked in a bank but all the while wrote radio plays. Soon, he was in demand as a writer and producer of dramas and landed a full-time job at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
However, in the same way he had confidently embraced radio as a media, he could see a new and glittering shape on the broadcast horizon -- television. While many of his radio colleagues were dismissive of early television shows, he was one of the few Canadian Broadcasting Corporation employees to go out and buy a television set to see for himself what all the fuss was about. His first glimpse of a broadcast had occurred in a store in Vancouver. He stood in front of the showroom window watching a program being beamed across the border from the United States and said, "I can do that."
And he did. In 1952, the year the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation expanded into television, he was asked to be head of television drama. He was soon producing such major series as Festival, which was considered to be one of the finest cultural series ever done in North America. The series produced modern drama by playwrights such as Harold Pinter, as well as ballet and Shakespeare.
Some of the other programs he was closely involved with included Sunshine Sketches, the dramatization of Stephen Leacock's short stories about small town Ontario. The Great Detective, which ran from 1979 to 1982, was the story of a 19th-century detective played by Douglas Campbell. In addition, he also had a part in such ambitious dramatic series as Folio, which in many ways translated radio plays to Fifties television. It was followed by Festival, which ran 60- to 90-minute dramas from 1961-69 and offered more sophisticated productions. Opening Night was a series of 90-minute dramas produced in the early 1970's. One of them, Freedom of the City, dealt with the Londonderry riots in Ulster in 1970.
"Robert ALLEN was a pioneer in the days when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation spent more money on drama than it did on news," said Desmond SMITH, who also worked at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television when it started. Being a pioneer meant inventing just about every technique now know to television.
It seems everyone who was anyone in the world of theatre and film in Canada worked for Robert ALLEN at one time or another. He even discovered Sean Connery, then 31 years old, to play the title role of Macbeth in 1961, a year before the unknown Scottish actor first played James Bond in Dr. No.
Macbeth was directed by Paul ALMOND, then 30, who went on to a successful career in film. He said it couldn't have been done without "a drama department run by someone like Robert ALLEN."
While Mr. ALLEN loved to mount lavish productions, his accountant's training meant he was careful with a buck, and also a good negotiator. Mr. ALMOND, who got his start at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, liked to tell the story of how Mr. ALLEN, who was an early riser, was fond of waking actors at daybreak -- or worse. One well-known actor told Mr. ALMOND that Mr. ALLEN had awakened him at 6: 30 in the morning "to negotiate my contract. I was so bleary-eyed I didn't know what he was saying. But I wanted the part, so I said yes. Later, over coffee at breakfast, I would say to myself, what have I done? What has he done?"
Mr. ALLEN worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for more than 40 years, producing such popular series as Seeing Things, a program starring Louis Del Grande about a newspaper reporter who has visions that help him solve crimes. Mr. ALLEN himself had an extraordinary ability to look at a script and see how it would be translated into television. His colleagues say he nurtured a lot of young talent, and taught many future directors the basics of their craft.
Robert ALLEN was a modest man and never boasted of his accomplishments or angled for awards. He lived a quiet life and his main passion away from work was tennis, which he played at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club near his house. He also had the air of the absentminded artistic type.
"One of the odd things I remember about ALLEN is that he biked everywhere," said Desmond SMITH. "It seemed eccentric at the time. He would ride to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dressed in a business suit."
His nephew, Jamie WEYMAN, says Mr. ALLEN did indeed drive a car and he loved sporty models -- including one Buick Skylark convertible.
Mr. ALLEN lived in Rosedale, as did the likes of such Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stalwarts as reporter Norman DEPOE and the announcer Max FERGUSON. Now the byword for an up-market city district, Rosedale was then more affordable, since many of its houses had been broken into apartments during a wartime housing shortage. He and his wife lived in the house until his death.
Robert Greer ALLEN was born in Toronto on October 19, 1917. He died of cancer on August 20, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Rita.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-09 published
SHIER, R. Philip
Aged seventy-nine, lawyer, lover of many Friends and of life in general, died at his home in Vancouver on November 3rd, 2005 after struggling with cancer for eight months. Predeceased by his sister, Stephanie OUTTRIM. Survived by his sons Mark, (Barbara and grand_son Chris) and John (Margaret and granddaughters Fuchsia and Chelsea) and by Patricia KRAMER and granddaughter Rowen also by his brother Richard (wife Lenora) and brother-in-law Frank OUTTRIM and five cousins, five nephews and nieces and ten great nephews and great nieces. He will be greatly missed by the Friends who helped him through his last illness and especially by his beloved friend of many years, Marjorie (Jo) KEDDY. The family especially wishes to thank Dr. Duncan Miller, Lea Bennix, R.N., and the home care and nursing staff from the Home Hospice Program for their excellent care during Philip's last illness.
Born in Vancouver, Phil graduated from U.B.C. Law School in 1954 and articled to the late Jack Bourne, Q.C. He was called to the Bar in May 1955 and after working in the oil industry in Alberta returned to British Columbia to practice law in Dawson Creek and later in Vancouver where he established his reputation as a respected labour lawyer representing both Management and Union clients. He was often involved in industrial relations for some of the Province's leading economic industries.
He held a variety of professional offices including, President of the Vancouver Bar Association, Chairman of the Canadian Law Information Council, Executive Director of the Arbitrators Association of British Columbia and Secretary/Treasurer of the University of British Columbia Law Alumni Association. In retirement he served as a Canadian observer in critical elections in Albania and Bosnia.
He was a gregarious man with a remarkable gift for fun and Friendships. He was a proud and active member of the Terminal City Club and the Arbutus Club in Vancouver. In his career and in retirement he enjoyed life thoroughly, reading eclectically, travelling often and nurturing his many Friendships. He was a lover of Jazz music, good parties and had a prodigious memory for anecdotes and humour with which he regaled his Friends.
No service by Phil's request, but a celebration of his life will be held on Monday, November 14th from 4: 45 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (tributes starting at 5: 30 p.m.), President's Ball Room, Second Floor, Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street.
Donations may be made in his memory and sent to the Philip Shier Memorial Fund, 13911 - 22A Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia V4A 9V4. The Fund will benefit deserving law students.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-24 published
KRAMER, Irving
It is with great sadness that the family of Irving KRAMER announces that he passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at Toronto Western Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife Joan, his dear children Hilary, Dvorah (Dulcie) and Baruch HOFFMAN, Wendy and Stephen SILMAN, his loving grandchildren Chanina, Micha, Anna, Maya, and Ariel. He will be truly missed by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Shellianne and Warren GREEN. He is the brother of Gilda, and the late Max, Louie, Percy, and Sam KRAMER. Irving was the kindest, sweetest man who touched the hearts of all those who knew him. He was the ultimate mensch. At Adath Israel Synagogue, 37 Southborne Avenue (Bathurst and Wilson) for service on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Palmerston Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 98 Laurelcrest Avenue. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 416-946-6560 would be appreciated.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-19 published
Cameron Nelson CLIFFORD
By Heather HORNER and Holly KRAMER, Monday, December 19, 2005, Page A18
Son, brother, husband, father, inspiration. Born December 9, 1955, in Port Colborne, Ontario Died July 27 in Toronto of complications related to spinal cancer, aged 49.
At 6 foot 6, Cameron's height, boundless enthusiasm for life, and sense of humour were his trademarks.
Cameron was the third child and first son of Lois and Gordon CLIFFORD.
Adventurous by nature, Cameron took in as much of the diversity of life as he could. Through work and pleasure, he travelled to England, Europe, Africa, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia.
In 1988, Cameron married the love of his life, Susan, and had three beautiful children: Katherine, Alexander and Caroline. Cameron's children were his pure joy; his ticket back to childhood. Family life included ski trips, managing Katherine's hockey team, being the leader of Alex's Beavers outdoors youth group, swimming lessons and piano lessons. He also made time to volunteer for the Out of the Cold program to help the homeless and many church activities.
Cameron demonstrated the same level of passion and commitment toward his work. As a member of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Mellon's senior management team, he touched the lives of the firm's 1,400 employees with his dedication, spirit, and energy.
But life suddenly changed on December 7, 2004. Upon awakening that morning, Cameron's leg was tingling and partially numb. Within a matter of days, he found himself completely paralyzed from the chest down. Cameron sought to make the best of a very difficult situation. He transferred to the Lyndhurst Rehabilitation Centre, where he learned to live as a paraplegic. Through regular e-mail bulletins, he communicated with Friends and family about his physical challenges with his wonderful sense of humour.
Cameron travelled to London, Ontario's University Hospital. Here, the puzzle was finally solved, and sadly, the diagnosis couldn't have been more devastating: a rare and aggressive form of spinal cancer. He broke the news to family, Friends, and colleagues, again with his sense of humour. In Cameron's words, "If there's one thing that can put the concerns of being a paraplegic for the rest of your life out of your mind, it's knowing that you have cancer."
Cameron's spirit and courage in the face of life's most difficult challenges inspired a huge rally of support. Former colleagues from Coopers and Lybrand initiated a campaign to raise funds for a wheelchair accessible van. Friends and colleagues at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Mellon purchased thousands of "Live Strong" bracelets in support of cancer research, and sent photos of them wearing their bracelets along with notes of encouragement. As Cameron wrote in one of his letters, the support of family and Friends made "the good days better and the dark days an awful lot brighter."
Cameron took every opportunity to raise people's awareness of the challenges of being a paraplegic. In June, only a few weeks before he died, Cameron and his family participated in Rick Hansen's Wheels in Motion campaign, where he was the top fundraiser in Canada. Meeting Rick Hansen at that event was one of the highlights of Cameron's life.
In a memorial celebration of his life on August 2, we remembered his unique ability to lift people's spirits and how he taught us to live strong each day and enjoy life to the fullest. Throughout his life and especially during his illness, he always found the silver lining in every cloud. He was ever mindful of the needs of others, and, through his example, he taught us to look for the many ways, big and small, to make a difference.
Heather is Cameron's friend and Holly his cousin.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
TARNOPOLSKY, Joanne Gerdina (née KRAMER)
Unexpectedly, at home on February 6, 2005 at the age of 61. Joanne, wife of the late Walter TARNOPOLSKY, Justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, is survived by her children Michelle and Greg, her partner John HABA, her mother Joanne KRAMER and her brother Nick KRAMER. Born in Leiden, Holland on May 12, 1943, Joanne moved to the United States with her family when she was seven years old. She was educated at Colorado State College (B.A., 1964), the Sorbonne in Paris (1967) and the University of Rochester (M.A., 1971), and lived in France from 1964-1967 working as an au-pair. She had lived in several different states before she moved to Canada in 1971 and accepted a position teaching French at York University, where she met her husband Walter. Joanne received a Ph.D. in linguistics from Laval University in 1983 and taught French linguistics at York University from 1987-1994. After Walter's death, Joanne left teaching to pursue her passion, exploring studies in new-age mysticism and philosophy. In 1997, she started her own publishing company, Paedusis Publications Inc., and after 10 years of writing, she completed her life's work, "The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene: A Trilogy", shortly before she died. She was a deeply spiritual person with a great love of animals and a gift for gardening and cooking. She was also a cultured intellectual who travelled extensively and was fluent in four languages. Most of all, she was a fiercely dedicated daughter, wife, and mother who will be profoundly missed. A visitation will be held for Friends and family at the St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville, Ontario from 10-11 a.m., on Monday, February 14, followed by a family-officiated service and interment, performed according to her wishes. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Donations to the Canadian Wildlife Foundation would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Neweduk Funeral Home, Mississauga, 905-828-8000. www.neweduk.com

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-06 published
KRAMER, Fleurette Elleane (née McCUAIG)
Passed away on May 2nd, 2005 at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Herman KRAMER. Loving mother of Marc and mother-in-law of Patricia. Friends may call at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (1535 South Gateway Rd., Mississauga, 905-602-1580), on Tuesday, May 10th 2005 from 4: 00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Private interment of ashes in Barrie Union Cemetery.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-07 published
COWAN, Robert Douglas " Bob"
(Retired Sergeant of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force after 30 years of service) Peacefully after a short illness with cancer at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, June 5, 2005. Bob COWAN of Bradford at 68 years of age. Beloved husband of Anna (KRAMER.) Dear father of Barry (Susan) COWAN, Steven COWAN, Stephanie (David) ROGERS, James COWAN and Andrew COWAN. Dear brother of Betty (Bill) EDWARDS, and John (Sheila) COWAN. Dear brother-in-law of Bernard (Donna) KRAMER, Martin KRAMER, Nolly (Jennifer) KRAMER, Femmy KRAMER, and George KRAMER (Cathryn STEWARD/STEWART/STUART.) Also survived by 2 grandchildren. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, 167 Essa Street, Bradford on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket would be appreciated.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-08 published
KRAMER, Ben
On Thursday, July 7, 2005, at his home. Ben KRAMER, beloved husband of Sarah. Loving father and father-in-law of Rhona and Alan BENNETT, Barb and Mike SALSBERG, Gail KRAMER and Mike SIMAAN, Jeff and Muriel KRAMER. Devoted grandfather of Jonathan and Elanna KENT, Robyn KENT, Annie and Kevin SALSBERG, Jake SIMAAN, and Aaron, Rachel and Michaela KRAMER. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Beth David B'Nai Israel section, Pardes Memorial Cemetery. Shiva 44 Lascelles Blvd. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 416-499-1417 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 1-888-939-3333.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
KRAMER, Delores Elizabeth (GRESSER)
In spite of all her best efforts, Delores (Dee) succumbed to cancer on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, just 4 days prior to her 51st birthday. At her side were her loving husband Ron Murphy, mother Wally, sisters Marianne (David O'DELL,) Lisa (David FAY,) Doreen (Spence SAUNDERS) and Karol, brothers Peter (Lynn) and Willy (Colleen) and best friend Sherri TYLER, along with nieces, nephews and many other close Friends. Delores's quick sense of humour and graciousness will be sadly missed by all those whose lives she touched in many ways. Visitation to be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Rd. (2 lights south of Eglinton at Dixie) on Thursday, July 21st from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Service will be held Friday, July 22nd at 10: 00 a.m. followed by interment at Assumption Cemetery, Tomken and Derry Rd. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre, 2200 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga L5M 2N1 would be greatly appreciated.

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KRAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-24 published
KRAMER, Irving
It is with great sadness that the family of Irving KRAMER announces that he passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at Toronto Western Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife Joan, his dear children Hilary, Dvorah (Dulcie) and Baruch HOFFMAN, Wendy and Stephen SILMAN, his loving grandchildren Chanina, Micha, Anna, Maya, and Ariel. He will be truly missed by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Shellianne and Warren GREEN. He is the brother of Gilda, and the late Max, Louie, Percy, and Sam KRAMER. Irving was the kindest, sweetest man who touched the hearts of all those who knew him. He was the ultimate mensch. At Adath Israel Synagogue, 37 Southborne Avenue (Bathurst and Wilson) for service on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Palmerston Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 98 Laurelcrest Avenue. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 416-946-6560 would be appreciated.

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