STANEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-20 published
CORNELL, Harold D.
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, on Monday, April 18, 2005, Harold D. CORNELL of Lambeth in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Sandra STANEK. Predeceased by his first wife Kathleen CORNELL (1987.) Dearly loved father of Wayne (Karen) CORNELL of Delaware; Gary (Elaine) CORNELL of Lambeth; Patty (Brian) WARREN of Glencoe and Bonnie (George) MOIR of Ilderton. Loved grandfather of Laura and Jason; Jennifer, Andrew and Jeff; Marcie (Aron), John and Julie; Jean, Greg and Tracy. Dear brother of Melvin (Florence) CORNELL of Lambeth and Betty CORNELL of London. Predeceased by a brother Bill and a sister Donalda. Friends and relatives may call at the McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Ron DAKIN officiating. Interment Woodhull Cemetery, Ki lworth. Remembrances may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the charity of choice. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com

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STANEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-30 published
EVANS, Helen (formerly STANEK)
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Helen EVANS (STANEK) of Lambeth in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the Late Stanley STANEK (1965) and the Late Ross EVANS. Loving mother of Stan STANEK and his fiancée Lori ROADHOUSE of Lambeth. Proud grandma of Chris and his wife Leanne STANEK of Toronto and Jennifer BURGESS- BANKS and her husband Terry BANKS of Glencoe. Dear sister of Caroline WHILLANS of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Victoria ROSS of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Rose GSELL. Predeceased by her brothers Joseph WALZACK and Stanley WALZACK and sisters Josephine GILMORE, Jenny KELLESTINE, Kaye HENRY and Francis KWIATKOWSKI. Several nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews also survive. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S., Lambeth) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. then to St. Justin's Roman Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. with Father Martin JOHNSTON celebrating. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Kidney Foundation gratefully acknowledged. A prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 3: 30. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday. com.

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STANELAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
STANELAND, Helen Eva
(Former Employee of K-Mart and Charterways Bus Lines) (Founding member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606, Pickering) Peacefully at Fairview Lodge, on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Stephen and Teresa, Kevin and Sandra; and Debbie and Jeff DECAMBRA. Grandmother of Kyle, Alisha, Tyler, Lance, Holly and Aaron. Great-grandmother of Alexis. Sister of Shirley COSSITT, Dori and Vern WILLIAMS, Delbert and Marilyn LINSTEAD and predeceased by Bruce and Gordon. The Standland children would like to thank the frineds and staff of Fairview Lodge Whitby, for their tender care. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, February 17, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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STANFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
BURR, O. Margaret (STANFIELD)
At Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Tuesday, February 8, 2005. O. Margaret (STANFIELD) BURR of London in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold D. BURR. Dear step-mother of Harold Peter BURR and Shirley Walker both of London, Harvey BURR of Arizona, the late Helen Billing and Robert BURR. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Catherine CORNISH of London. Dear sister of Ruth (Mrs. J.A. GROM) and Jean (Mrs. Stephen MILLER) both of Pennsylvania and many nieces and nephews. Dear cousin of the late Ila (Mrs. W.S. PATERSON.) Funeral service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St (between Waterloo and Colborne St) on Thursday, February 10th, 2005 with Reverend John BANNERMAN officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Chalmers Presbyterian Church. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. BURR.

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STANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-31 published
James JEROME, Politician and Judge: (1933-2005)
He was king of the hill as Speaker of the House of Commons but less successful as a federal judge. Appointed in a blip of election-day patronage, he encountered unaccustomed criticism
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, August 31, 2005, Page S9
James JEROME was a popular Speaker of the House of Commons who seemingly could do no wrong until he became a federal judge.
Mr. JEROME was the first Speaker chosen from an opposition party, he introduced television coverage of the Commons and he wielded a fair but firm hand during Question Period. Then, in an unusual spasm of election-day patronage, he was made associate chief justice of the Federal Court of Canada, where he came under unfamiliar attack. He stepped down in March of 1998 after his slow handling of war-crimes cases.
James JEROME spent his early years in Kingston, Ontario, where his father was a construction engineer. Later, the family moved to Toronto, where James went to high school, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School.
After law school, Mr. JEROME moved to Sudbury, Ontario His first step into politics was winning a seat on city council. He then ran for the Liberals in a by-election in May of 1967 and lost but won in the 1968 general election, the year of Trudeaumania. He was re-elected in 1972, 1974 and 1979. Though the Liberals lost that election, he retained his seat with a majority of 12,000 votes.
Along the way, he had taught himself French to advance his political career and it probably helped land what some call the best job in the House of Commons. The post of Speaker comes with a staff of 3,000 and includes a rent-free, country estate called Kingsmere and a social life as glittering as that of the Governor-General.
The Commons first elected Mr. JEROME the Speaker in September of 1974 after the Liberals had won a majority government. Yet it wasn't a unanimous vote for the new Speaker. In an interesting footnote, Robert STANFIELD, leader of the opposition, refused to second his nomination.
Mr. JEROME remained in power through the long Trudeau Parliament. His most lasting change to the House of Commons was bringing in television coverage in 1978, which he said led to "a far higher quality of journalism in reporting the proceedings of the Commons." His ground rules for broadcasters were eventually copied by other parliaments, including the British House of Commons.
As Speaker, he managed to steer clear of problems. He was involved in only a few major battles while ruling as arbiter of taste and as master of debates in the Commons. He did, however, get into a fierce war of words with The Globe and Mail when the Speaker sided with a 1976 vote by the parliamentary press gallery to bar Canadian Press managers who were working as reporters during a strike. Parliamentarians said The Globe had committed a "gross libel" against the Speaker. The newspaper's view, as expressed in two editorials, was that the Speaker shouldn't be allowed to decide who can or cannot sit in the press gallery.
In October of 1979, during the short-lived Tory government of Joe CLARK, Mr. JEROME refused to recognize Warren ALLMAND after the former Liberal cabinet minister showed up in the House wearing a turtleneck sweater under a tweed jacket. Mr. ALLMAND wasn't happy, but before he get to his feet to complain, he first had to rush out and borrow a tie.
"Men in this House should have the same freedom of dress as women," Mr. ALLMAND eventually responded, pointing out that cabinet minister Flora McDONALD was not wearing a tie. The Speaker was not moved and cries of "Wear a dress, Warren," arose from the government side.
Mr. JEROME's election as Speaker during a Conservative government had been a minor triumph. In June of 1979, the Tories won a minority government and, in a surprise move, prime minister Joe CLARK allowed Mr. JEROME to remain in the Speaker's chair.
It was the first time in Commons history that a Speaker had been chosen from an Opposition party, a testament to the high esteem in which Mr. JEROME was held on all sides of the House and a recognition by the Tories of the benefits of reducing potential Opposition votes by one in a minority situation.
As it turned out, the arrangement did not last. The Clark government was defeated in a no-confidence vote that December.
A general election was called for February 18, 1980, and Mr. JEROME chose not to run. Instead, as Canadians went to the polls, Mr. CLARK named him associate chief justice of the Federal Court of Canada. Since the Conservatives were, in theory, still in power, they likely made the appointment at the request of the Liberals. It was a most unusual development, as outgoing prime ministers seldom make appointments on election day. In this case, it seemed all parties had agreed to making a judicial appointment for the sake of the retiring Speaker.
His new job, however, was not so cozy. As a judge, he soon found his decisions open to criticism. His biggest troubles arose during his last years as a Federal Court judge. Two incidents exposed the question of whether former senior politicians and government officials should be named to the bench.
In 1996, the chief justice of the Federal Court, Julius ISAAC, had a dinner meeting with a senior official of the department of justice who complained that Mr. Justice James JEROME was taking too long in the deportation hearings against three alleged Nazi war criminals.
The chief justice then intervened privately with Judge JEROME. Later, the Supreme Court ruled that Judge JEROME and another judge could not have any further connections with the case. Around the same time, Judge JEROME became involved in another controversy, related in part to the war-crimes case.
In making a comment about a case involving an aboriginal band, Judge JEROME was reported to have said he would never put a native judge on a native case and would never put a Jewish judge on a war-crimes case. This remark caused outrage from Jewish and aboriginal leaders, and a rebuke by the then-justice minister, Anne McLELLAN.
Both incidents led to a reform of how judges were named by the federal cabinet. For a time, at least 10 judges in the federal court's trial and appeal divisions had been former federal members of Parliament or government employees -- including Judge ISAAC, who was a former employee of the Department of Justice.
The appointments had been made by the Liberals during their long run in power from the 1960s to the early 1980s. On his last full day as prime minister in 1984, Pierre TRUDEAU appointed two cabinet members to the court. Two weeks later, his successor John TURNER appointed another former cabinet minister. The practice had made the court the object of criticism over its independence from the government.
In 1998, changes were finally made to the way judges are named.
"Now, it would appear to be impossible to name a cabinet minister as a judge," said Ian BUSHNELL, a retired law professor from the University of Windsor who wrote the history of both the Supreme Court and the Federal Court. "He [Mr. JEROME] was caught up in the patronage binge of the Trudeau/Turner era. No one who was appointed was a dud or a failure. As a judge, Mr. JEROME was certainly adequate."
Even so, it was as Speaker that he had shone. After his retirement from the Commons, Mr. JEROME wrote a memoir titled Mr. Speaker. In a review of the book, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter Larry ZOLF recalled Mr. JEROME's years in the House: "Few parliamentarians have ever been as popular with members of Parliament, reporters or constituents as the Toronto Irish Liberal member from the mining constituency of Sudbury.... JEROME's sensibilities are certainly missed in the carnival atmosphere into which the House, alas, has lately degenerated."
In his private life, Mr. JEROME was very much the family man. After he moved to the Speaker's house north of Ottawa, he bought a family cottage on Ramsey Lake near Sudbury. Mr. JEROME was an accomplished piano player and loved card games, especially bridge and gin. He was a keen golfer and he and his family skied at Camp Fortune near Ottawa.
James Alexander JEROME was born on March 4, 1933. He died in Ottawa on August 21 of Huntington's disease. He is survived by his wife Barry Karen and his children, Mary-Lou, Paul, Jim and Megan. Another son, Joseph, died in an accident in 1986.

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STANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-25 published
DUCK, Wilma Edith (née STANFIELD)
Born on June 18, 1931, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 24, 2005. Wilma was a life long resident of Dixie, where she played baseball, hockey and curled. Wilma will be missed by husband of more than 48 years, Reuben T. (Buster) DUCK, and their two sons and their wives, Bill and Anne, Mark and Sue. Wilma cherished her grandchildren Jason, Kyle, Rebecca, Paul and Melissa. Beloved sister of James STANFIELD and Anna CARR and her husband Ted. Wilma was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mabel STANFIELD. Wilma will be fondly remembered by her aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews along with the many Friends she has accumulated in her travels. Our family would like to thank Dr. CHEN and her team at Princess Margaret Hospital, and Dr. KING and his wonderful team of nurses in the oncology department of Mississauga Trillium Health Centre for their outstanding care and compassion. Mrs. DUCK is resting at the Funeral Home of Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in Applewood United Church. 2067 Stanfield Rd., Mississauga on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 2 p.m. Followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or Trillium Health Centre (Oncology Dept.) would be greatly appreciated.

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STANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
MARTIN, E. Irene (née STANFIELD)
(Longtime employee of Grey Coach Lines) Peacefully at Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest on Monday, April 11, 2005, in her 99th year. Irene (née STANFIELD,) beloved wife of the late Gordon MARTIN. Dear sister-in-law of Minerva STANFIELD of Newmarket. Sister of the late George, Wilbur and Harve STANFIELD, Elsie PYPER and Verna BROWN. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Monday, April 18 at 1 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto.

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STANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-08 published
John GOVEDAS, 55: A force of nature with 88 keys
John GOVEDAS brightened up choir rehearsals
Pianist also brilliant composer and arranger
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
They are an unheralded lot, these accompanists in school gyms or drafty church basements hunched in balled sweaters over pianos that may or may not be in tune, playing for bored and/or restless choristers who may or may not be in time or on the same note.
Then there was John GOVEDAS.
A big man, a nutty professor of a guy, he would burst into rehearsals, streaming sheet music behind him -- and everything, including the choir he was about to accompany, was brighter.
"Behind your back he would be winding the kids up," said Margaret STANFIELD, the renowned and recently retired music director at Howard Jr. Public School. "He would make faces behind the conductor's back. He could be a distraction."
Before every school practice, the kids would crowd around GOVEDAS at the piano, giggling at the buck teeth and horns he added to the pictures he'd taken of them with his new digital camera. Then there was the fake hand that appeared at Halloween.
Indeed the clown who could break into The Simpsons theme song to crack up a choir hid the artist, the lyrical pianist, the composer, the arranger with the uncompromising standards and the need to hone musical expression to those same standards, to an always higher level.
"Either you could work with John or you couldn't. He was intimidating. He could wreak havoc at a rehearsal if he sensed you weren't strong or confident," said Shelagh COHEN, who could and did work with GOVEDAS for years, even after she left conducting in schools to work in administration for the Toronto public board's music department.
GOVEDAS went on to do all the accompanying work for the board.
"(His) piano was never relegated to a supporting role but was an integral part of the song," STANFIELD said in her eulogy to GOVEDAS, who died May 11. He was 55.
She was another music teacher/choir director who faced down GOVEDAS and won his Friendship. "I inherited him," she said when she went to Glen Ames school to teach. "I was told I should keep him, that he was brilliant. And that's what he was: brilliant."
The two worked together for 20 years, 16 of them at Howard school, talking over repertoire and interpretation and producing a long run of award-winning choirs from there.
GOVEDAS used to attack the piano, STANFIELD said. "He grunted, he groaned and sweated, as his page turners knew. He was a force of nature at the piano."
GOVEDAS accompanied school choirs all over town; among them those at John Wanless, Glen Ames, John Ross Robertson, Maurice Cody, Earl Haig and Gledhill schools. He accompanied adult singers as well in the High Park community choir, the Riverdale Youth Singers and the Milton Choristers. For a time he led a girls' choir in Hamilton and for 35 years he was choir director at his own church.
In his music-strewn apartment in High Park, he arranged and composed music on his electric piano. He wrote "I am the Song," a favourite with many of his school choirs. His 1996 version of "I'se the B'y" has been performed by choirs in Iceland and Australia as well as Newfoundland.
COHEN said she had to fight with GOVEDAS to show her that arrangement he insisted he'd written it for the high school voice, not that of an elementary school-aged child. And it was true that GOVEDAS, whose music degree from the University of Toronto was in choral composition, had a gift: he knew how to write for a child's voice, knew its range, understood that it is tricky for youngsters to hit a high G on an E or I vowel sound, although somewhat easier for them to manage it with the more open A, Ah, O or OOO vowel sounds. He knew how to make the rhythm fit the text, often frightening the conductors who knew there would be lots of meter and rhythm changes.
"The children found his music easy to learn, yet it was not easy music," said COHEN. " His music sat so well with the children's voice. And they adored his songs."
There were always accolades for his compositions at the annual Kiwanis music festivals. So COHEN persevered until her friend finally brought in a scratchy, scribbled manuscript of "I'se the B'y." It was the Maurice Cody school choir, under COHEN, who first performed the piece.
GOVEDAS had many commissions, writing music for families of all faiths to mark special occasions, and for both Howard and Northlea schools, long-time rivals at the Kiwanis festivals.
While music director at one Catholic church -- the Lithuanian Martyrs in Mississauga -- he was commissioned to write music for another, the Church of the Holy Resurrection. He once proudly showed STANFIELD the medal he received from the Lithuanian government for his contribution to his cultural heritage, and it was at church, the centre of community life for many Lithuanians, where he discovered his love of music.
When Lithuanian Martyrs was still located on College Street, it had a magnificent pipe organ that entranced a 6-year-old GOVEDAS waiting while his mother attended choir practice. When he was 10, his parents bought a piano; when he was 12, he was playing the organ at church; at 16, he got his first paid gig, playing for a wedding.
His brother Denis can't remember a time when John was not playing the piano at their home. That focus stayed with him for the rest of his life. "He was always so busy with his music, always running," said Denis.
But when John came to his home for Christmas in 2003, Denis knew something was wrong when his normally ebullient brother was subdued. And it was obvious he was in pain when he visited three months later.
"He kept procrastinating seeing a doctor," said Denis. "For John there was no other world than music."
By 2004, STANFIELD too was worried about her friend, especially as the February date for the annual Kiwanis festival neared. "He wouldn't let go," she said. "We were torn between saying to him that he must stop, but the feeling was that he would have given up sooner on life if he had been shut out."
Gaunt and grey-skinned, he was at the piano when Howard's primary choir, the Grade 3s, sang "Piping Down the Valleys Wild" and "The Brown Bird Singing," the latter a favourite of GOVEDAS.
"At the end they had to hold a high F note and they held it beautifully and I remember thinking I am going to hang onto this a little longer. It was an exquisite moment and John knew it too," said STANFIELD. " When they sang that last perfect note he smiled at them and nodded."
The choir won the award as best of its class, and GOVEDAS was determined to accompany his singers, as well as the choir from Earl Haig school, at the upcoming Spring Festival, the annual city-wide concert of school choirs that takes place each May at Massey Hall.
COHEN had also hired GOVEDAS for that concert to accompany the mass choir singing his piece "I am the Song," although by March she realized he wasn't going to be able to play. Still she sent the program to the printers with his name on it: "I thought I can't remove him now since it may dash his hopes and his determination."
But 10 days before the concert, GOVEDAS was moved into the palliative care unit at St. Michael's Hospital and COHEN and STANFIELD began talking about having him attend Spring Fest 2005 in a wheelchair. But when it was time for the concert, May 4, GOVEDAS was in a coma and unable to witness COHEN conduct the choir as they sang the piece he had written 11 years earlier for that same event.
It was performed just before the intermission and COHEN had arranged for the sound engineer to record and make a Compact Disk of the piece then and there.
"I went beating down Queen St. in all my finery and ran up to the 4th floor (at St. Mike's) and handed the Compact Disk to Denis," COHEN recalled. I spoke to John and told him it was a great show and that he had a lot of applause."
As Denis played the piece, COHEN said she saw "a little movement" of John's head, a "little wrinkle" of the brow. "I think he heard it," Denis said.
STANFIELD has put together a tribute Compact Disk "of all the songs I could find that were previously recorded and arranged or written by him." It is called A Tribute to John GOVEDAS and Howard school is selling it to raise money for an award in his name to be presented at future Kiwanis festivals.
And come spring, she will organize a concert to honour the man for whom the music never stopped.

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STANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-19 published
DOWELL, Peggy Joyce
Peacefully, at Scarborough General Hospital, on Saturday, November 12, 2005, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter DOWELL. Will be sadly missed by: brother Bill STANFIELD, daughter Valerie PINFOLD and husband Gary, and grandchildren Jenna, John and Julie-Anne. Remembered lovingly with a song in her heart. In Peggy's memory donations would be appreciated to her "Club"- Community Care East York, Adult Day Program, 303 - 840 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4C 5T2.

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STANFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
STANFIELD, Minerva P.
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Monday, November 21, 2005 in her 88th year. Dear wife of the late Harvey STANFIELD of Toronto. Loving mother of Harvey STANFIELD of Alliston and Richard (Dianne) STANFIELD of Keswick. Cherished grandmother of Kirk, Kelly, Karen, Tyler and Troy. Great-grandmother of Samantha, Alex and Denielle. Sister of Olive CHANTLER and Lorne (Olive) PARKER. A graveside service will be held at Park Lawn Cemetery, 2845 Bloor St. West, Toronto on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. A memorial gathering will be held at the home of Rick and Dianne STANFIELD, 51 Biscayne Blvd., Keswick on Saturday, November 26, 2005 from 2: 00 to 5:00 p.m. Arrangements from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, Keswick, 1-888-884-4486.

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STANFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-07 published
ROPPEL, Jessie Mae (STANFORD)
At Elgin Lodge in Port Elgin on Tuesday, January 4th, 2005, at the age of 85 years. The former Jessie STANFORD, wife of the late Clifford ROPPEL, mother of Ed and his wife, Donna, and Keith and his wife, Jean, all of the former Bruce Twp., Linda and her husband, Allen JAYNES of Kipling, Saskatchewan and Joyce and her husband, Don SMITH, of Port Elgin. "Grandma Jessie" to Matthew SMITH, Laurie-Anne SIROIS, Patrick ROPPEL, Christopher ROPPEL, Mark ROPPEL, Jon JAYNES, Jennifer MIDDLEKAMP and Ryan Roppel GUY. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ruby ROPPEL and a daughter-in-law, Ann GUY. Mrs. ROPPEL is predeceased by her son, Donald George ROPPEL, by granddaughter, Mary Ann ROPPEL and by her brother, Harry. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 6th. Funeral Service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with the Reverend Janet SINCLAIR officiating. Interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation M.R.I. Fund, or to Underwood United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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STANFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-31 published
BELANGER, Armand Wilfred
Armand Wilfred of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband of Teresa (WAITE) BELANGER and loving father of Blair BELANGER and his wife Vincenza, Charlene BUCKINGHAM and her husband Richard and Marilyn BELANGER and her partner Claudio ISETTA. Loved papa of Raven, Christopher, Autumn and Nigel. Survived by brothers Elie and Joseph of British Columbia and sisters Marie-Ange STANFORD and Alice TERRY of Manitoba. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A public reception will be held Saturday, April 2nd, from 1-3 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances appreciated to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.

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STANFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
CLERC, Donna Marie (née MASON)
Donna Marie (MASON) CLERC, of London, age 66, passed away peacefully, at St. Joseph's Health Care London, on Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, surrounded by the love of her family. Loving mother and best friend of Tracey CLERC and her husband Chris SPEIRAN of Newmarket. Dear sister of Audrey and Bill BRADLEY, Jean and Cliff LAYE. Loved aunt of Kim (LAYE) and Ron SANDERSON, Kevin LAYE and Jenny STANFORD, Carol (Bradley) and Len VANDEWETERING and great-aunt of Cameron, Stephanie, Andrea, Vanessa, Brooke, and Callum. She will also be greatly missed by many Friends and those whose hearts she touched. Predeceased by her parents David Roy and Ellen Cecelia (CARLSON) MASON. Family will receive Friends at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Saturday, April 9, 2005 commencing at 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 1 p.m. The Reverend Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Children's Aid Society, London. The family would like to thank the "everyday angels" at St. Joseph's Intensive Care Unit for the compassion, love and support throughout her journey. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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STANFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
BALDWIN, Dr. Howard Wesley
Peacefully at University Hospital on April 9, 2005, Dr. Howard Wesley BALDWIN in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Sharon BALDWIN. Loving father of Barbara SOTIRIADIS (John) of Saratoga California, Ken BALDWIN (Glenda) of London, Diane BALDWIN (Walt HUMPHRIES) of Yellowknife N.W.T., Marion BALDWIN (Donna SERRATI) of Guelph and step daughter Traci STANFORD (Doug) of Strathroy. Dear grandfather of Michael, Sandra, Jamie, Jordan, Joshua, Cameron and Erika. Also survived by sisters Irma CLEMENTS and Bernice PARKS. Predeceased by his brother Raymond. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Howard was a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon with a Masters of Science. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He was an Associate Professor of Chemistry at University of Western Ontario for 35 years during which time he was also the Assistant Vice President of Research. Visitation will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street), on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

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STANFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-06 published
MANNA, Antonetta (née MANOCCHIO)
Peacefully, on Friday, November 4, 2005, at York Finch Hospital, in her 95th year. Predeceased by husband Michele. Beloved mother of Sam, John, Mary and Lester STANFORD. Cherished grandmother to Paul and wife Janice, Patti, Tracy and husband Andrew, Stephen and wife Anamaria, and Peter. Cherished great-grandmother to Brendan, Justine, Lucas and Madeline. She will be sadly missed by her brother Carmen and wife Fiora, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St. (near Dundas), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, 45 Mansfield Ave., at 9: 45 a.m. Interment to follow at Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Antonetta would have loved knowing donations were being made to St. Christopher House (248 Ossington Ave.). The family wishes to thank the staff of Casa Verdi Retirement Home for their care and attention which they extended to her.

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STANGA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-06 published
STANGA, Mikelis
Passed peacefully at Mount Hope Long Term Care, London on Monday, October 3, 2005 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Valija Elizabete (SPUROVS) STANGA. Dear father of Janis (Sam) STANGA and his wife Pauline of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Dace (Deana) and her husband Randy PRINGLE of Ilderton, and Ildze (Ilsa) RICHMAN and her husband Wayne MERROW of London. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren, Robert (Rob) RICHMAN and his wife Kara, Dana PRINGLE, Michael and Samantha STANGA. Loving great-grandfather of Bailiegh and Dillon RICHMAN. Also survived by relatives in his native Latvia. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the long time excellent care provided by the Third Floor Staff at Mount Hope. A special appreciation is extended to Dr. M. EDELS for many years of outstanding care. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, October 8th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Aina AVOTINS officiating. Interment to follow the service at Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Latvian Relief Fund. Online condolences at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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STANGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
LACHANCE, Rita (née DOUCET)
Rita, at Valleyview Home for the Aged, on Thursday, January 13th, 2005. Rita (DOUCET) LACHANCE, in her 78th year, dearly loved wife of Marcel LACHANCE. Dear mother of Roger LACHANCE of Timmins, Raymond LACHANCE and his wife Janice of London, Rachelle SULLIVAN of Kapuskasing, Richard LACHANCE of Owen Sound, Rosalind DENT and her husband Greg of Saint Thomas, Delores DRAPER and her husband Mike of Australia, Robert LACHANCE and his wife Donna Marie of Iona, Diane DEERING and her husband Todd of Newfoundland, and Lisa LACHANCE and Don of Timmins. Loved grandmother of 26 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Rita is also survived by her sister Mabel DOYLE of Hamilton. Born in Rouyn, Quebec, April 8th, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Leo DOUCET and Florence STANGER) DOUCET. Rita moved from Timmins to Saint Thomas in 1990. The family will receive Friends at the R.E. Allen Funeral Chapel, 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday afternoon and evening. Funeral service will be held in the chapel, Tuesday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. Interment will be made in Holy Angels' Cemetery.

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STANGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-23 published
PHILLIPS, Dora (née ROWLEY)
Dora of Saint Thomas, on Monday, August 22, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, in her 91st year. Dora was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 28, 1915, the daughter of the late Benjamin ROWLEY and Mary Harrison Smith ROWLEY. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Gerald Irwin PHILLIPS (1995.) Predeceased by three sisters: Rose CAMPBELL (Hugh,) of Lundar, Manitoba; Margaret FRANCIS (Andrew), of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Ruth STANGER (Andrew) of Beaujour, Manitoba, a beloved grand_son David PHILLIPS, two sisters-in-law Bernice PENWARDEN and Thirza Sopp SMITH, two brothers-in-law, Joseph PHILLIPS and Lorne PHILLIPS. Left to mourn, children Jean MacPHERSON and her husband William, Gerald and wife Helen; James Brian and wife Loretta, grandchildren Kathie, Laura and Jim MacPHERSON, Julia and husband Douglas GOEBEL and son Gavin and Angela and Andrew PHILLIPS, Jessica and Jeremy PHILLIPS, brother Harold SMITH and dear friend Betty ROBERTSON of Nanaimo, British Columbia, two sisters-in-law Melba PHILLIPS (Lorne) and Anna PHILLIPS- CYR, both of Winnipeg, Manitoba, two dear lifetime Friends, Eileen McLEOD of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Vina HENDERSON of Morden, Manitoba. She was a graduate in 1940 of the Manitoba Hospital, Selkirk, Manitoba. A long time member of Grace United Church, Saint Thomas, Ontario and was a dedicated worker with the United Church Women and her beloved "Ochre" Unit. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Grace United Church where funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Canadian Blood Services, Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care) or Grace United Church.

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STANGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-10 published
STANGER, Joan Dorothy (née LINES)
Peacefully, at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Joan passed away from the arms of her family to the waiting arms of her Lord on Friday, April 8th, 2005. This ended a valiant year-long battle with leukemia. Joan's warm smile will be sadly missed by her husband Rodger, her mom and dad, Bill and Julia LINES, sister Barbara and her husband Bruce BROADBENT, sister Brenda BAGGLEY, sister Linda and her husband Lewis POULIN, sister Carol LINES, her many nieces and nephews, and her many Friends and colleagues at C.M.L. Health Care. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A Funeral Service will be held at Forest Brook Community Church (1999 Fairport Road at Finch Avenue in Pickering) on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Her husband and family wish to thank the staff of Princess Margaret Hospital - Bone Marrow Transplant Unit for the care, support and many kindnesses that they showed to Joan over the past year, and the doctors and nurses of the Leukemia Ward for the outstanding care and compassion they demonstrated this past week.

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STANHOPE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-25 published
PICKERSGILL, Allan " Hazen"
Peacefully at his home Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg, Allan "Hazen" PICKERSGILL of Tillsonburg, formerly of Glen Meyer on Friday, September 23, 2005 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Pearl (McKIM) PICKERSGILL (1996.) Dear father of Donald (Trudy) PICKERSGILL of Simcoe. Cherished and much loved grandmother to Jocelyn (Gary) LESAGE of Kitchener; Joel PICKERSGILL of Kitchener, and great grandmother to Lindsey; Lauren, and Kaitlin all of Kitchener. Hazen is survived by his two sisters Jean CARSON of Courtland; Marjorie MATTHEWS of Lambeth, and a brother Gordon PICKERSGILL of Walsingham. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Harold PICKERSGILL, and sister-in-law Marion PICKERSGILL. Hazen was a member of Courtland United Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Vienna #237. Visitation will be held at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Monday, September 26, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. only. Funeral services for Hazen will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Stan STANHOPE officiating. Interment Courtland United Church Cemetery. A Masonic Memorial Service under the auspice of Vienna Masonic Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #237 will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Monday evening at 7 p.m. At the family's request, memorial donations may be made to Courtland United Church, the Alzheimer's Society, the Parkinson's Foundation and may be arranged through Ostrander's Funeral Home. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.

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STANHOPE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-19 published
RUTTER, George A.
After his battle with illness George A. RUTTER passed away peacefully in his 80th year at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 17, 2005. George will be sadly missed by his sister Kate COLLINS and her husband Ralph of Grand Bend. Predeceased by his parents Theodore and Beatrice RUTTER, his brothers Clarence and Frank RUTTER. George is survived by many, many relatives. A special thank you to the nurses on the 4th floor of Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital and the Tara Hall where George resided for many years. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. George's funeral service will be held in the chapel of Ostrander's Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Reverend Stan STANHOPE of Courtland United Church officiating. Interment at Silver Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made (payable by cheque only) to the Adult Developmental Centre of Saint Thomas. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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STANIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
JANC, Amelija
After a courgeous battle with cancer, on January 19, 2005, at the age of 81. Predeceased by her husband Darko, and their daughter Mija. Loving sister of Anica PUNTAR, Fani JERSIC, and Frank PUNTAR. Predeceased by her brother Martin PUNTAR, and her sisters Nezka STANIC, Marica ZDRADIC, and Emi BOKALIC. Cherished aunt of Antonia Drnovscek, Marijana AVSEC, Tinka PUNTAR, Jozica PUNTAR, Vickie STANIC, Christine BELL, Suzie PUNTAR, Marinka BOGOLIN, and many great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Cardinal Funeral Home "Earle Elliott Chapel," 715 Dovercourt Road (Ossington subway, Delaware exit), on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at Our Lady Help of Chrisitans Church, 611 Manning Avenue, at 11 a.m. Cremation. In memory of Amelija, donations may be made to Our Lady Help ofChristiansChurch. www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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STANIFORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-25 published
STANIFORTH, Robert Dewar
In loving memory of Robert Dewar STANIFORTH, known to all of his Friends and family as Bob or Stani. His devoted wife Gloria, daughters Mariel, Lisa, Wendy and Debbie, grandchildren, and his beloved dog Annabelle, wish to share with you his sudden yet peaceful passing in San Francisco, Saturday, June 11th, 2005. We will miss his passion for life and sports and his unwavering love.
Born in 1928, Stani was the youngest son of Della Agnes DEWAR and Sydney Joseph STANIFORTH, founder of Staniforth Lumber and Veneer, and brother to Harold, Dorothy, Donald and Joan. He is survived by his wife Gloria STANIFORTH of Green Cove Springs, Florida; his sister Joan Staniforth BONNETT of Wolfville, Nova Scotia; daughters Mariel Staniforth KINGSLEY of San Francisco, California and Lisa Staniforth GOURDON of Versailles, France.
A memorial service will be held in Montreal on Wednesday, August 10th, 2005, the date of Stani's 77th birthday, at 2: 00 p.m., St. Andrews Dominion Douglas Church, 687 Roslyn Avenue-The Boulevard, Westmount, followed by a reception in his honour.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Bob Staniforth Golf Scholarship Fund, care of Jim Arnold, P.O. Box 1570 Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043.

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STANIFORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-20 published
STANIFORTH, Anthony Russell
Pam STANIFORTH would like to inform family and Friends in Canada of the passing of her loving husband Anthony Russell STANIFORTH (Tony) on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 in Wales.

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STANISIC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-15 published
PAGE, Lawrence " Larry" Douglas
In the mountains of California on Sunday, September 11, 2005. Larry PAGE of Woodstock in his 53rd year. Beloved husband of Patsy Sharon PAGE (née LEE) for over 22 years. Dear father of Laura SIM and her husband Ron of Durham, Melinda McINTOSH and her husband Jack of Embro, David STEINHOFF and his wife Kim of Port Huron and Michael PAGE and his girlfriend Maja STANISIC of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Jeff, Sebastian and Shayla. Cherished son of Rowena PAGE of Hickson and son-in-law of Shirley LEE of Woodstock. Dear brother of Anne PAGE, Judy NICKERSON both of Hickson, Elizabeth BUCHANAN (Peter,) Frank PAGE (Marg) all of Woodstock and Charles PAGE of Vancouver and brother-in-law of Allan LEE (Darlene) of Tillsonburg and Scott LEE (Val) of Elmwood. Larry is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Lawrence PAGE and by his father-in-law Ken LEE. Larry was a sales representative for Comptank, located in Bothwell, Ontario and was a past employee of Holland Hitch, Norwich. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Friday, September 16, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Don MOORE officiating. A private family interment will take place in the Bookton Cemetery, Bookton. Contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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STANKIEWICZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
GEE, Edith
Passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at the Ajax Pickering Hospital, on Saturday, December 3, 2005, at the age of 81. She is survived by her brother Henry EILERSEN and his wife Irene and their daughters Melanie and Janet. Predeceased by her best friend and loving sister, Ellen COX and survived by her daughters Sharon, Gail and Pamela; by brother Egon and survived by his wife Lisa and son Chris; and by brother Albert and survived by his wife Ruth and nephews Tommy, Torben, and Oluf. Predeceased by her lifelong friend "Vic" Witoid STANKIEWICZ. She will be greatly missed by her extended family. She worked for 25 years with Eaton's at the main store in Toronto. Cremation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home (905-428-8488). Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society would be greatly appreciated.

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