THOMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-09 published
BEAMENT, George Edwin " Ted"
At Ottawa on September 8, 2005, in his 98th year, Brigidier BEAMENT (Ret,) O.B.E., C.M., G.C.St.J., E.D., C.D., Q.C., L.S.M., LLD, survived by his son Justin, Down Saint Mary, Devon, England, his daughter Meriel (James BRADFORD,) Old Chelsea, Quebec and grandchildren Daniel (Claire DUNN) and Matthew BEAMENT and Ariana (Simon GROCOTT,) Dominic (Tiffani FRASER) and Tolly BRADFORD and four great grand_sons: predeceased by his wife Brenda THOMS, his parents T. Arthur BEAMENT, Q.C. and Edith BELFORD, his sister Ethel and his brothers Warwick and Geoffrey. During a long and productive life of service to his country and community and dedication to his family, Ted distinguished himself in sports (1930 Canadian National Figure Skating Championship for fours); in the military: Royal Military College gold medal 1929; Brigadier, General Staff, 1st Canadian Army; President Khaki University 1945-6; Mentioned in Dispatches, Croix de Guerre (avec Palme), Order of the White Lion of Czechoslovakia, Military Cross (Czechoslovakia), Dutch Liberation Medal (2001); Military Cross (Czech Republic, June 2005), Hon. Col. 30 Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery 1968-78: in the law: called to the Bar of Ontario 1934, K.C. 1948, Partner, Beament, Green; Bencher Law Society of Upper Canada 1964-75; and community service: Commissioner National Capital Commission, 1961-1966, Chancellor, Priory of Canada, and Bailiff Grand Cross, Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, President Community Chest of Ottawa, Hon Pres Young Men's-Young Women's Christian Association, Hon. Gov. Corps. of Commissionaires, Gov. Carleton U., Life Member Rideau Club and donor and patron of many charities and causes. Ted is remembered for his integrity, wit, wisdom, enquiring mind and faithful and loving relationship to family and Friends. Funeral service at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 127 Mackay Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at 11 a.m. Cremation Beechwood. There will be no visitation but a memorial book may be signed prior to the service at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Flowers gratefully declined, but donations to Saint John Ambulance National Headquarters, 1900 City Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1J 1A3 or Community Foundation of Ottawa, 75 Albert Street, K1P 5E7 appreciated.
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THOMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-11 published
Week Of Remembrance: Ted BEAMENT, Brigadier And Lawyer (1908-2005)
Military strategist's final campaign was to be allowed to live in the same nursing home as his wife of 63 years
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, November 11, 2005, Page S7
He helped plan the Normandy invasion and the liberation of France and the Netherlands, but the final victory in a brilliant military career came at the age of 95 as he battled to be reunited with his wife.
Ted BEAMENT, a retired brigadier, was forced to live apart from Brenda, his Scottish war bride.
His room was in an Ottawa veterans' hospital, while she lived across town in another facility.
Their heartbreaking separation, detailed by the Ottawa Citizen in an article published on Valentine's Day last year, won the couple great sympathy. The BEAMENTs celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary days later while still living at different addresses. They were able to visit only three times a week, while difficulties in hearing made telephone conversations frustrating.
"My mum is weepy and my dad is distressed," their daughter said at the time.
Mrs. BEAMENT was on a waiting list to join her husband at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, a delay that the family was told could last from six to 18 months.
Their plight led the War Amps of Canada to launch a national campaign to discover and reunite veterans unwillingly separated from their spouses.
After five months apart, the BEAMENTs were reunited at the Perley in March. They spent 15 precious weeks under the same roof before Mrs. BEAMENT died of causes related to old age. She was 91.
Mr. BEAMENT, who survived his wife by 15 months, enjoyed success in several arenas. He was a national champion as a figure skater, a first-class lawyer named king's counsel, and a decorated military strategist.
Family lore has it that Mr. BEAMENT was conceived in the summer of 1907 aboard a gondola afloat on the Grand Canal of Venice. His parents may well have had romantic notions regarding transportation, as they had met as members of the Bytown bicycle club.
Thomas Arthur BEAMENT was a prominent barrister who, in 1904, would be one of the 16 founding members of the Laurentian Club, formed by those businessmen excluded from other men's clubs because of their lack of social standing. Mr. BEAMENT's wife, Edith Louise BELFORD, had been orphaned at a young age and worked as typist in the civil service. George Edwin BEAMENT, known as Ted, was the youngest of their four children.
Educated at Ottawa Normal School and Lisgar Collegiate, the young man followed his father's demand that he attend Royal Military College, graduating in 1929. The yearbook noted the left sleeve of his cadet's uniform was not long enough to hold all his badges of distinction.
A degree in mechanical engineering was achieved at the University of Toronto two years later. He then attended Osgoode Hall, graduating in 1934, being called to the bar the same year. He was an associate in the family law firm of Beament and Beament.
It was as an engineering student that Mr. BEAMENT teamed with Elizabeth FISHER, Mary LITTLEJOHN and Hubert SPROTT to win the Canadian fours championship in figure skating at a meet at Winnipeg in February, 1930.
Mr. BEAMENT put aside his legal career with the outbreak of war in 1939. As commanding officer, he mobilized and led to England the 2nd (Ottawa) Field Battery, the famed Bytown Gunners whose members would see action at Dieppe and on D-Day. He even borrowed $2,000 from his father to outfit the men.
On Christmas Eve, 1940, he was a guest of a liaison officer for the British artillery who brought the Canadian officer to the family home in Oxford for a holiday meal. There, he met Brenda Yvonne Mary THOMS, a lithe, 27-year-old practitioner of the Dalcroze method of eurythmics, which intensifies the experience of music through movement and physical exertion. He proposed marriage the next day. Her polite rebuff did not deter such a persistent suitor. They married the following February, the bride wearing a silk wedding dress tailored from ivory-coloured curtains.
Many years later, a granddaughter, Ariana BRADFORD, questioned the brevity of the courtship. "Well, there was a war on, you know," Mr. BEAMENT replied. Two children would be born before the end of hostilities, neither, as far is known, conceived in a gondola.
A succession of command and staff appointments provided Ted BEAMENT with a series of promotions and ever greater responsibilities during the war. He was brigade major of the 1st Armoured Brigade in 1941; lieutenant-colonel and commanding officer of the 6th Canadian Field Regiment in 1942; general staff officer, grade 1, of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, also in 1942; and, general staff officer, grade 1 (operations), of the First Canadian Army in 1943.
On November 14, 1943, he was appointed colonel (later brigadier), general staff, of the First Canadian Army. As such, he was intimately involved in the planning of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He helped guide the liberation campaign through northwest Europe, during which Canadian forces often faced fierce resistance from German defenders.
In April, 1945, during the dying days of the Nazi regime, Mr. BEAMENT was based in the Netherlands when the headquarters of the First Canadian Army learned about a prison camp holding Polish women just across the frontier. The 1st (Polish) Armoured Division was ordered to free the inmates at Oberlangen. The camp was secured on April 12, Mr. BEAMENT's 37th birthday.
Back in England on September 27, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery opened the Khaki University of Canada in the United Kingdom, an army-operated school on the outskirts of northwest London preparing servicemen for their demobilization. Mr. BEAMENT served as university president.
The king and queen visited the school the following year on the day before the president's fifth wedding anniversary. The queen was presented a bouquet of tulips by the president's young son.
Mr. BEAMENT was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1943. His other awards for wartime service included a Croix de Guerre (avec Palme) from France and a Military Cross from Czechoslovakia. Mr. BEAMENT had assisted the Czechoslovak Brigade in Britain, for which he was also made a member of the Order of the White Lion. He was also mentioned in dispatches.
Returning to Canada in 1946, he rejoined the family law firm with brother Warwick BEAMENT, who had also been a brigadier with the Canadian Army in Europe. The reception was not quite as welcoming as he had imagined, as his father asked for repayment of the $2,000 loan. Worse, Mr. BEAMENT faced a large tax bill.
The tax appeal board rejected his position that he should not be taxed as a Canadian resident even though he had been overseas for more than five years. The storage of civilian clothes with his father and the ownership of a bank account and safety-deposit box, coupled with his intention to return to Canada, where taken as prove of residence. He then lost an appeal to the Exchequer Court in 1951.
Finally, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1952 that "the appellant was physically absent from Canada" and should be taxed accordingly. BEAMENT v. the Minister of National Revenue benefited many returning veterans and the Income Tax Act was subsequently revised.
The family law firm became involved in one of the most sensational cases in the immediate postwar period, as Warwick BEAMENT acted as defence counsel in a spy trial following the defection of Soviet cipher clerk Igor GOUZENKO.
Two years after his brother's death in 1966, Ted BEAMENT moved his practice to Beament, Green, Dust until retiring at 86, by which time he had been made a life member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He served from 1961 to 1966 as a commissioner for the National Capital Commission in Ottawa. His charitable work included high posts on behalf of the Red Cross, the local Young Men's-Young Women's Christian Association, and Ottawa's Community Chest. He was on the board of governors of Carleton University and was honorary governor of the Corps of Commissionaires.
Befitting his sterling war service, he served as honorary colonel of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment, as the amalgamated Bytown Gunners are now known.
Mr. BEAMENT was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in the waning days of 1986. The honour was conferred for his ardent support of charitable groups, most notably his 30 years of service on behalf of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, for which he was elected chancellor of the priory of Canada.
The successful campaign to reunite Mr. BEAMENT with his wife allowed him to be at her side as she breathed her last. Even in mourning, the retired brigadier remained a stickler for detail, ensuring the date of death was recorded as June 17, 2004, as his wife had passed 15 minutes before midnight. He had held her hand as she died.
Ted BEAMENT was born on April 12, 1908, in Ottawa. He died there on September 28. He was 97. He leaves a son, Justin BEAMENT, of Down Saint Mary, Devon, England; a daughter, Meriel BRADFORD, of Old Chelsea, Quebec; five grandchildren and four great-grand_sons. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, the former Brenda THOMS, who died last year. He was also predeceased by a sister, Ethel, and by brothers Warwick and Geoffrey.

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THOMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-21 published
THOMS, Roland Dee
Suddenly at the St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto on Friday August 19, 2005. Rollie THOMS, dearly beloved husband of the late Rose THOMS. Beloved father of Gary and his wife Debbie, Kathy and her husband Nicky, Dorothy and her husband Brendan, Roland Jr. and Eileen, Melanie, Alice and her husband William, Helen and Harold and his wife Melissa. Loving Grampy of 21 and great-grandfather of 6. Fondly remembered by his companion Helen JONES and many nieces, nephews and family. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Miller Chapel, 1695 St. Clair Avenue West (between Lansdowne Avenue and Keele Street) 416-656-3585 from 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service in the chapel Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (The family will receive their Friends in the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.)

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THOMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-14 published
TREMBLAY, Esther Margeret (née McNEIL)
Peacefully at the Stirling Manor, Stirling on Sunday November 13, 2005. Esther TREMBLAY of Stirling and formerly of Frankford in her 71st year. Daughter of the late Francis and Katherine McNEIL. Forever loved and cherished by her special parents Anne NEVILLE of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and the late James NEVILLE. Beloved wife of Stan TREMBLAY. Loving mother of Georgette JENNINGS and husband Gord of Lagoon City, Marilyne McCARTHY and husband Jim of Pickering and the late Bernadine YOUDEN. Ever remembered by her brothers Alexander McNEIL (Marie) of Blind River, British Columbia, Gordon McNEIL (Anne) of Bobcaygeon and her extended family James NEVILLE (Rena) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Jack NEVILLE (Adelle) of Trenton and the late Virginia MELENCHUCK (NEVILLE.) Dearest grandmother of James DESCHAMPS, Stephen and Shannon McCARTHY, Leslie DESCHAMPS, Dennis and Jennifer McCARTHY, Douglas McCARTHY, Daniel THOMS, Jeffrey McCARTHY, Christopher YOUDEN and Kevin YOUDEN and great grandmother of Kylie, Stephen, Lauren, Dillon, Kristin, Katrin, Sarah and Emma. Resting at the Frankford Funeral Chapel, 40 North Trent Street, Frankford. Visitation Tuesday, November 15, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday November 16, 2005 at 11.30 a.m. Father Stéphane POULIOT officiating. Interment St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery. Frankford Funeral Chapel 613-398-6400.

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THOMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
HILL, Harold
Passed away suddenly at Scarborough General Hospital on Friday, December 9, 2005, in his 97th year. He will be greatly missed by his daughters Lea ASTON, Judith (John) THOMS, his grandchildren Gregory, Andrew, Stephen. 6 great-grandchildren, his sister Leona (Ernie) HARLAND, brother-in-law Sidney LEDSON, and many extended family and Friends. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, December 13th at 2: 00 p.m. at The Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E. West Hill - (one block west of Kingston Rd.) 416-281-6800. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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THOMSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-28 published
MINGO, J. William E., C.M., Q.C., LL.M., LL.D.
Died at Halifax on Friday, November 25, 2005. Bill was born at Halifax on November 25, 1926. He was the son of Lt. Col. Edgar W. and Lila Theresa (McMANUS) MINGO. At the time of his death, Bill was preparing for a family dinner that evening to celebrate his 79th birthday. During his remarkable life, Bill received a wealth of personal and professional recognition for his dedicated and distinguished service to his profession, to business, to education and to his community, province and country. He received his early education at Saint Thomas Aquinas and at Saint Mary's Boys School. Bill graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1947 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1949. He was the Gold Medallist of his graduating law class. Following completion of a Master's degree at Columbia University, he returned to Nova Scotia and was admitted to the Bar in 1950. At the time of his death, Bill was a partner in Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales. He practised law with that firm and its predecessors during his whole career. In the early years of his practice, Bill was known as one of the ablest civil litigators in the province. Early in his career his practice changed to corporate and commercial law, for which he is best known. Quite apart from a career as an outstanding corporate lawyer, Bill was a leader within his firm. He served as managing partner for many years and was the driving force behind the merger that lead to the formation of Atlantic Canada's first regional and largest law firm. He also applied his considerable talent to promoting legal education and research and advocating on behalf of low income Nova Scotians. He was instrumental in establishing the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia, which supports legal education, research and law reform, as well as court services for women and shelters for women and children who have been the victims of domestic violence. In addition, he is nationally recognized as one of the founders of legal aid in Nova Scotia. Bill's professional career included significant contributions to local and national law associations and committees. He served as president of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and as a member on the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association. Bill did not restrict his activities to law and was recognized as a significant and influential force in both the local and national business communities. He helped to put Halifax on the map as one of the world's leading ports as a long time member and chair of the Halifax-Dartmouth Port Commission. He was, for many years, counsel to the Provincial Government's industrial development program which attracted many businesses to Nova Scotia, including Michelin Tire. Bill also served as a trusted business advisor to many companies in Nova Scotia including Canning Investment Corporation, Crossley Carpet Mills Limited, The Maritime Life Assurance Company, Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company Limited, Oxford Frozen Foods Limited, The Great Eastern Corporation, Maritime Tel and Tel, Maritime Steel and Foundries Limited, National Sea Products Limited and Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited, to name a few. Peter Newman is his book, Titans, described Bill MINGO as '...the lawyer with the wonderful white mutton-chop whiskers who is the Halifax establishment's unofficial gatekeeper (while holding down directorships in nearly every important Nova Scotia company...)'. Bill's reputation as wise business counsel was not restricted to Nova Scotia but was recognized throughout the Canadian business community where his list of directorships reads like a who's who of Canadian business and includes companies such as Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Canada, Onex Corporation, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and Petrofina Canada Inc., again to name but a few. Bill was an active supporter of numerous educational institutions, particularly Saint Mary's and Dalhousie Universities from which he received honorary Doctors of Laws in 1981 and 1998 respectively. He served for many years as a member of the Advisory Board of Dalhousie University Business School as well as a trustee for the Forum for Young Canadians. He served as Atlantic Chair of the Dalhousie Capital Ideas Campaign and played a critical role in raising funds for the Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law at Dalhousie Law School. He gave untold time and energy to Dalhousie Law School and provided tremendous support through its Legal Aid Clinic and to its fundraising initiatives. In addition, he found time to chair the Saint Mary's University Capital Campaign. Bill maintained a keen interest in politics and was an active member of the National Treasury Committee and the National Executive Committee of the Liberal Party of Canada. During his exceptional career, Bill has received was particularly proud that within the last year Canada, was inducted into the Nova Scotia designated Northwood Foundation Senior of the many honours and awards but he he was appointed to the Order of Business Hall of Fame and was Year. In most recent years when his life afforded Bill more leisure time, he developed a keen interest in sports, becoming an avid skier and golfer, and also had time to savour his passion for fine wine and fine dining. In those years, Bill also savoured the ability to spend more time with Edith, his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed nothing more than their family gatherings at Grey Rocks for skiing, White Point Beach Lodge for golf and travelling the world for golf, music and dining experiences with his son, Charlie. Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Edith Peppard (HAWKINS) and his children: Sarah Margaret (Jean Pierre CAMUS), Halifax, James Archibald (Jill JEFFERY), Kingston, Johanna Elizabeth, Toronto, Nancy Sabina (Spencer OVERGAARD THOMSEN), Toronto, and Charles Hawkins, New York, and grandchildren Tristan and Sébastien CAMUS, Alexa and Iain MINGO, and Anne, Simon and Claire OVERGARARD THOMSEN. He is also survived by his brother, Peter (Pat), Victoria. The family will receive Friends on Wednesday, November 30, from 2: 00 p.m. until 4: 00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 2: 30 p.m. in St. Matthew's United Church, 1479 Barrington Street, Halifax. A reception will follow at the Halifax Club, 1682 Hollis Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dalhousie Law School, Symphony Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Interment will take place at Gays River Cemetery.

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THOMSPON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-14 published
THOMSPON, Murray Lloyd
Passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Southampton on Friday, November 11th, 2005. Murray THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Dobbinton in his 69th year. Loving father of Shirley HINTZSCHE, Shelley and Larry, Natalie, Bob and Joy. Special grampa to Kyle, Isaac and Mason. Dear companion of Geraldine. Predeceased by grand_son Jacob and brother Ken. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated as your expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be expressed online at www.pauleaglesonfuneralhome.com

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THOONEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-23 published
THOONEN, Henry A. " Hank"
Henry A. (Hank) THOONEN of R.R.#2 Blenheim at Guilds died suddenly on Monday March 21, 2005 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. He was born in Holland 72 years ago son of the late Harry and Henrika THOONEN. He is survived by his dear wife of 47 years the former Elizabeth (Elsie) GRIMMINCK. Dear father of Dr. Rosemary DUBOWCHIK and husband Dr. Eugene of Connecticut, Ed and wife Kathy of Ilderton, Henry of Kitchener, Fred and wife Lori of Guelph. Proud grandfather of granddaughter Anna. Also survived by brother Jerry and wife Liz THOONEN of Aylmer, as well as several sisters, nieces and nephews in Holland. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Church on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation will be held at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8: 30. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials to the Hear and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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THOONEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-13 published
ALLISTER, Eva May (GALLIENNE)
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Wednesday, October 12, 2005, Eva May (GALLIENNE) ALLISTER, of Grand Bend, age 92. Born in Guernsey, Channel Islands, October 19, 1912. Beloved wife of the late William John ALLISTER (1984.) Loved mother of Frank and Carol ALLISTER of Grand Bend. Loving grandma of Janet and Hank ARNOLD of Lucan, Kathy and Ed THOONEN of Ilderton, Linda and Greg MEADOWS of Warren, Michigan and great-grandma of Jessica and Hannah ARNOLD, Melissa, Madison and Allison MEADOWS. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families and her many cousins in Guernsey. Predeceased by sisters Ellen KING, Olive McATEER, brothers Nick, Lawrence and Jack GALLIENNE. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where the Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Thomas BAILEY officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Order of the Eastern Star, Exeter Chapter, No. 222 will hold a service at the funeral home Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. Jack and Eva operated Retsilla Gift Studio in Grand Bend for many years. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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THORBURN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-09 published
THORBURN
--In loving memory of Bud THORBURN, who passed away on February 9,2004.
Bud is fondly remembered for his generosity, sense of humour, kind heart, and the quiet strength and love he showed his family and Friends. He is always in our thoughts, and forever in our hearts.
Elaine THORBURN, Cheryl SEABROOK and family, Mary Ellen THORBURN and Chris WALLACE and family.

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THORBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-05 published
THORBURN, Joan Sutton
Peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital on January 27, 2005. Loving daughter of the late William Holden THORBURN and Helena Coady THORBURN. Dear sister of the late Elizabeth Helena TAILOR/TAYLOR and the late Anne Beresford MOODY. Sadly missed by her family and Friends. Joan was a loyal employee for eighteen years of Blake, Cassells and Graydon, Toronto. Private arrangements.

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THOREGREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
BLAND, Gunilla (née THOREGREN)
Peacefully on June 11, 2005 at Princess Margaret Hospital, in her 65th year. Beloved husband of Vic; loved mom of Jens and his fiancée Anita, and Jana and her husband Steve; loving mormor to Kaden. Loved step-mom to Debbie and her husband Ross, to Stephen, and to Susan and her husband Paul. Predeceased by her parents Tore and Margareta, her sister Inger, and her brothers Ulf and Göran of Sweden. Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Anneli and other Friends and family in Sweden and Canada. Friends may visit at The Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., 416-267-8229, on Tuesday, June 14 between 5-8 p.m. A celebration of Gunilla's life will be on Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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THOREL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
THOREL, Theretta Ruie (née CALDWELL)
Peacefully, on Thursday, May 5th, 2005 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, in her 89th year. Longtime resident of Sandy Cove Acres, Innisfil, Ontario. Sorrowfully missed by Edwin J., her loving husband of 37 years. Beloved mother of George (Bev) DUKE (Eyvonne) of Victoria Harbour, Ian DUKE (Sylvia) of Picton, and Barbara WISE (Charles) of Appleton, Wisconsin. Beloved sister of Austin CALDWELL (Irva) of Calgary, Alberta. Remembered and loved by grand_son Chris DUKE (Valerie) of Watertown and her 9 other grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will recieve Friends at the Scott Funeral Home "Georgian Chapel", 264 Burton Ave. (between Essa Rd. and Huronia Rd.), Barrie, 705-737-2040, on Monday, May 9th at 10: 00 a.m. with the funeral service to be held in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be greatly appreciated.

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THORIMBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
SIMONE, Gus
Peacefully at the Elgin Woods Long Term Care on Monday, November 14, 2005. Gus, dear husband of the late Betty (née SCIANIMANICO.) Loving father to Sandy and her husband Pat NICASTRO, and Mary and her husband Murray THORIMBERT. Cherished Grandad to Angela (Patrick), Patrick (Kathy), Mark, Joseph, James and Jay. Great-Grandpa to Daniel, Nathan, William and Alexander. Also survived by his sister Kay NEISH. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 10 a.m. in Saint Mary Immaculate Church, 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In Gus' memory, donations may be made to the Lung Association.

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THORKIL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-19 published
JUELSBERG, John Peter
It is with profound sadness that we announce Peter's passing at 61 yrs of age, on February 16, 2005. Predeceased by his infant son James Peter (1985) and his father Gunnar THORKIL. Survived by his wife and soul-mate of 25 years, Judith Grace (née STACKHOUSE, formerly PLOW,) his son, Jason Andrew, and stepchildren Dr. Lisa Grace PLOW- JARVIS (Ted) and John-Russell PLOW (Cathy.) Survived as well by his mother Lisa HIND (née FONNESBECH JUHLER) and sister Elizabeth "Suss". Loved by Bradley STACKHOUSE and Cannon GARBOR. Cherished Boppa of Keith, Harrison, Luke and Isobel JARVIS. A celebration of Peter's life will take place on Saturday February 26, 3: 30 pm, at St. Peter's Anglican Church Erindale, Mississauga (Mississauga Rd. and Dundas). In lieu of flowers, donations to Credit Valley Hospital Dialysis Unit gratefully accepted.

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THORLAKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-01 published
ANDREW, David
Lakeland, Florida, born June 26, 1939, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 28, 2005, following a sudden, unexpected illness. Dear husband of Judy. Loving father of Susan KREFT (Curt) of Indiana, Peter ANDREW (Sherri) of Lakeland, and Caroline BAUM (Loren) of Ohio, and grandfather to precious grandchildren. Also survived by his forever faithful sister, Margaret THORLAKSON (Magnus) of Toronto. David was preceded in death by his parents Cedric and Flora ANDREW. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and of Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio, for their compassionate and loving care during his illness. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening, November 3, 2005 at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue (4 lights north of Hwy. 7), Markham, Ontario (905-305-8508) from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial service on Friday, November 4, 2005, at Parkway Bible Church, 77 Ivordale Cres. (south of Ellesmere, east of Victoria Pk. Ave.), Scarborough, Ontario at 11 a.m. Refreshments to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Private interment at Erskine Cemetery, Pickering, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to Samaritan's Purse - www.samaritanspurse.org or 1-800-665-2843.

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THORMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-18 published
THORMANN, Karl August
Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Scarbrough General Hospital at the age of 90. A life member of Local 721, Iron Workers Union. We are glad that God took him home. Loving husband for 59 years to the late Maria. He will be greatly missed by his family and Friends in Canada and Germany. Friends will be received at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel", 2900 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, 416-267-4656, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at The New Apostolic Church, 661 Danforth Rd. (west of St. Clair) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 6 p.m. Private cremation.

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THORN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-10 published
RAMSAY, Alice Muriel " Sally" (née HOEHN)
At her residence in Meaford on Tuesday March 8th, 2005. Alice Muriel "Sally" RAMSAY, daughter of the late Frederick and Lulu (HAMILL) HOEHN of Meaford, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Charles Clare RAMSAY in 1987. Loving mother of Joan RAMSAY (Rick THORN) of Collingwood and special "Mom" to Andrea and her husband Jim BUCHMANN of Kelowna. Predeceased by a son Ian Alexander RAMSAY in 1969; her sister Norrine BOYD and brother Keith HOEHN. Sally will be fondly remembered as a dear aunt by Fred and Diane HOEHN of Mount Forest and by her many nieces and nephews and their families. As were Sally's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial funeral service and celebration of Sally's life will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Friday, March 11th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10: 00 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday. Committal and interment of Sally's cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford at a later date. As your expression of sympathy donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary would be appreciated.
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THORN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-11 published
MIDDLEBROOK, Muriel Roberta (RITCHIE)
Peacefully passed away at the McCall Centre, Queensway on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005; Muriel RITCHIE beloved wife of the late Albert Francis (Frank) MIDDLEBROOK. Loving mother of Dianne and her husband Rick WATSON, Jeanette SPROGIS- LAJOY and her husband Dave LAJOY, Ruth MICHAUD, Paul and his wife Becky, Jayne and her husband Alfred THORN. Dearly loved grandmother of Lisa, Kim, Karen, Andy, Meagan, Laurel, Casey, Dan, Mackenzie, Adam, Jessica, Julie and great-grandmother of Conner and Hailey. Predeceased by her five brothers Allan, Howard, Caral, Wilbert and Glenville. Mrs. MIDDLEBROOK is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd, 128 Lakeshore Rd E (1 Block west of Hurontario St) Mississauga on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Funeral service in Christ United Church, 1700 Mazo Drive, Mississauga on Monday at 1: 00 p.m.. Followed by interment in Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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THORN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
WATSON, Marguerite " Dete" (née POLLOCK)
Marguerite "Dete" of Berkley, Michigan, and formerly of Port Stanley, on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at the William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, in her 84th year. She was born in Port Stanley on January 5, 1922, the daughter of the late Frederick and Harriette (THORN) POLLOCK. Predeceased by 3 brothers Jack, Joe and George POLLOCK and by 2 sisters Nora CASEY and Bess McMANUS. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a nephew Jim CASEY. Dete worked at Abrasive Diamond Tool for many years. She loved Square Dancing. A public Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday, June 8th at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation on Wednesday from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. The ashes will be interred in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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THORN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.barrie.the_barrie_examiner 2005-09-15 published
Man killed in crash
By Ian McINROY, Thursday, September 15, 2005
Bradford -- Another local driver has lost his life, the fourth in just 10 days.
South Simcoe police say a Ford Mustang entered the ditch on 5th Sideroad after going out of control yesterday, just south of Line 4 around 9: 30 a.m., striking a tree.
Authorities have released few details, but say the male driver was not wearing a seat-belt and was thrown from the vehicle.
Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. (His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.)
Weather was not a factor, said South Simcoe police Insp. Tom WILSON, adding that was also the case with previous fatalities September 7 and September 4.
“We're trying to determine whether or not speed is the common denominator. The others were also in broad daylight,” he said Wednesday.
“The road conditions were fine, it hadn't rained. People should be aware of the roads they're driving on and drive accordingly and be a little more cognizant of their speed,” he said.
Innisfil resident Glenn MOORE, 56, died September 7 in a collision on the northbound off-ramp of Highway 400 at Innisfil Beach Road.
Police said MOORE was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on the off-ramp, colliding with an eastbound pickup truck on Innisfil Beach Road.
“It just appears that he was going to fast for the off-ramp,&rdquo said South Simcoe police Sgt. Steve WILSON.
The crash happened at about 1: 45 p.m., closing the area to traffic for nearly five hours while police investigated.
Another Innisfil resident, Josef LUCKAS, 45, was killed the afternoon of September 4 when the car he was driving on Big Bay Point Road rolled several times in a ditch and slammed into a tree.
Police say LUCKAS was not wearing a seat-belt and was thrown from the car.
A third Innisfil man, 33-year-old Douglas THORN, was killed when his pickup truck rolled into a ditch on the 10th Line of Essa Township the evening of September 5. He was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital and airlifted to Sunnybrook Medical Centre in Toronto where he died of his injuries.

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THORN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.barrie.the_barrie_examiner 2005-09-19 published
Barrie woman dies in crash
By Robin MacLENNAN, Monday, September 19, 2005
A 27-year-old Barrie woman was found dead in her car Sunday morning, in a Springwater Township field near Highway 26.
Huronia West Ontario Provincial Police said Amy RAY was driving a grey Volkswagen Jetta eastbound on Highway 26, east of Mayer Road in Springwater Township, Saturday night or early Sunday morning when she lost control.
The car hit the south shoulder before veering north across both lanes of traffic and entering the north ditch where it struck a culvert and rolled several times, police said.
An Ontario Provincial Police officer on routine patrol at about 4: 30 a.m. Sunday found the car in the field.
“An initial investigation revealed that a lone occupant was still inside,” police said.
“Springwater Fire Department and Simcoe County Paramedic Services attended the scene to assist, however, the lone occupant was pronounced dead at the scene,” police said.
A post-mortem examination was scheduled for Sunday, but results were not available at press time.
RAY is the ninth person to die in a crash on Simcoe county highways since early August. Eight of the victims were involved in single-vehicle collisions and the ninth was riding a motorcycle.
An Innisfil man died September 14 when his Ford Mustang went into the ditch on the 5th Sideroad of Bradford-West Gwillimbury.
South Simcoe Police also investigated a fatal crash September 7, when resident Glenn MOORE, 56, lost control of his motorcycle on the northbound Highway 400 off-ramp at Innisfil Beach Road, slamming into an eastbound pick-up truck.
Josef LUCKAS, 45, of Innisfil was not wearing a seat-belt when he lost control of his car on Big Bay Point Road September 4. the car rolled several times in a ditch and hit a tree.
Another Innisfil resident, Douglas THORN, was killed when his pick-up truck rolled into a ditch on the 10th Line of Essa Township September 5.
Two people were killed near Stayner on August 24, after the pick-up truck they were in was involved in a crash and they were thrown from the vehicle.
A teen driver was killed and two of his three passengers were also seriously injured in a car crash August 18 on the southbound ramp of the Highway 400 extension, just north of Barrie.
On August 12, a Toronto teen was killed in a crash on Highway 400 at the Highway 89 on ramp. Again, the driver lost control and none of the car's occupants were wearing seat-belts.

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THORN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-29 published
Edward MAXWELL, Firefighter: 1916-2005
He battled blazes when firemen lacked modern equipment and he died of emphysema caused by years of smoke inhalation
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, April 29, 2005, Page S7
Affable and friendly Ed MAXWELL was known to also hold firm opinions. Especially when it came to a certain superstition, the one that maintains walking under ladders brings bad luck. In fact, the career firefighter with the City of Toronto counted himself as living proof the superstition was false. Once, when on the job, he walked under a ladder that leaned against a blazing brick-covered wall, just as the wall collapsed. The bricks poured down the ladder, which sheltered him and spared his life.
While proud of being a firefighter, Mr. MAXWELL talked little about the hazards of the job, though they were evident enough. Without benefit of modern safety equipment, he was often injured.
"You would see him, and his face would be bruised and blackened, and you would ask him, 'What happened?' and he would say, 'Oh, something at a fire,' but he would never go into detail," said his son David MAXWELL.
A tall, gentle man with large hands and a commanding presence, Mr. MAXWELL only recently began to tell his family about some of his firefighting experiences. Even then, details were sparse. Mr. MAXWELL spoke about how, after the tragic 1949 dockside fire that destroyed the Great Lakes passenger steamer Noronic and killed 118 people, his boots melted as he stood on the deck.
About how, after an explosion, he was standing on the second floor of a building one minute and on the ground the next. About how he once woke up receiving oxygen. He'd passed out after inhaling smoke and ammonia. About how he was on duty during Hurricane Hazel. About how he attended a fire at the Toronto stockyards.
Said David MAXWELL of his father, "You would ask him certain things, and he would just give you the look, like no, you wouldn't want to go there. I'm sure there were many painful episodes that he just didn't want to bring up."
One of four children, Edward Langemark MAXWELL grew up in east-end Toronto. He received his middle name from the place in Belgium where, during the First World War, his father had been stationed.
Mr. MAXWELL left school after Grade 11 to help support the family during the Depression and held a variety of jobs until December 1, 1941, when he joined the Toronto Fire Department. By then married and the father of a small child, he replaced firefighters who sailed for London to help out during the German blitz. He became a captain in 1959 and worked at just about every firehouse in the city. Punished once for an infraction on the part of his crew, he was transferred to Toronto Island, which was then considered a low-status posting.
Mr. MAXWELL's first wife, Maisie, died in 1972. Four years later, he retired and moved to Spokane, Washington., and remarried. In 2002, he returned to Toronto after the death of his second wife.
Edward Langemark MAXWELL was born on May 9, 1916, in Toronto. He died there February 6, after suffering emphysema developed from his exposure to smoke as a firefighter. He was 88. He leaves a sister, daughter Mary Lou THORN and sons Edward, David and Richard.

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THORN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
THORN, Ronald
Passed away in Parry Sound Hospital, September 26, 2005. Sadly missed by wife Margaret, sons Michael, David and John, and stepchildren Sandra and Edward. Cremation has taken place.

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THORN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
MIDDLEBROOK, Muriel Roberta (RITCHIE)
Peacefully passed away at the McCall Centre, Queensway on Wednesday, November 9, 2005; Muriel RITCHIE, beloved wife of the late Albert Francis (Frank) MIDDLEBROOK. Loving mother of Dianne and her husband Rick WATSON, Jeanette SPROGIS- LAJOY and her husband Dave LAJOY, Ruth MICHAUD, Paul and his wife Becky, Jayne and her husband Alfred THORN. Dearly loved grandmother of Lisa, Kim, Karen, Andy, Meagan, Laurel, Casey, Dan, Mackenzie, Adam, Jessica, Julie and great-grandmother of Conner and Hailey. Predeceased by her 5 brothers Allan, Howard, Caral, Wilbert and Glenville. Mrs. MIDDLEBROOK is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and MIDDLEBROOK Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Christ United Church, 1700 Mazo Drive, Mississauga on Monday at 1 p.m. Followed by interment in Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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THORNBORROW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-09 published
McKINNON, Grant Edward
After a courageous battle with respiratory illness at Saint Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on February 7th, 2005, Mr. Grant Edward McKINNON in his 77th year. Loving father of Mark McKINNON and his wife Joan, Tammy and her husband Bill McBANE and Cheryl and her husband Jim THORNBORROW of Hamilton. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Darrin THORNBORROW of Hamilton, Jaylene ROTHER of British Columbia, Braden and Tayne McKINNON and Katelyn and Bryden McBANE of London. Predeceased by his brother Royden McKINNON and sister Shirley McKINNON. Grant will be remembered by his many co-workers at Eatons in London and Hamilton where he worked for more than 25 years. A memorial service will be conducted at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Friday, February 11th, 2005 at 3: 00pm with visitation for one hour prior to service time. In memory of Grant, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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THORNBURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-29 published
CURRIE, Hugh
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Thursday October 27, 2005, in his 82nd year. Hugh Fraser CURRIE of Woodville was the beloved husband of Winnifred THORNBURY. Loving father of Susan CURRIE of Barrie and Fraser (Christine) CURRIE of Woodville. Loving Poppa of Cole. Dearly remembered by sister Anna McGEE of Willowdale, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Neil and Alister and sister Christine LAMB. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home in Cannington on Sunday October 30, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held on Monday. Interment Stone Church Cemetery Beaverton. As a remembrance donations to Woodville Community Presbyterian Church, the Ross Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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THORNDIKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
THORNDIKE, Louise
Peacefully on Sunday, February 6, 2005 at West Oak Village, Oakville. Louise THORNDIKE, dearly beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Donna THORNDIKE and John THORNDIKE. Louise will be dearly missed by her granddaughter Shannon Louise PARKS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, February 8, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation.

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THORNDYCRAFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
THORNDYCRAFT, Verna Grace (formerly DAWSON, née WALLACE)
Verna Grace (WALLACE, DAWSON) with family and Friends by her side, Verna was released from this life peacefully in her home at Kensington Village in London, Ontario on April 6, 2005. A loving, caring person who always thought of others before herself. Born in 1917, the youngest daughter to Ephram WALLACE and Elsie LETHBRIDGE. Loving sister to the former Verina SYKES. Married in 1937 to Edwin DAWSON, who was tragically taken from her in 1947, and then in 1950 to William THORNDYCRAFT who cared for her until his death in 1968. Verna leaves the legacy of a large and diverse loving family. A mother to Jim Dawson THORNDYCRAFT of Toronto, Joyce SHEPHERD of London and June HEIDER of Nyac, New York.; stepmother to Daphne FERGUSON of Union, Evelyn ROACH of Leamington and Bill THORNDYCRAFT of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas grandmother to seventeen; great-grandmother to twenty-one; and great-greatgrandmother to one. She also had an extended family with the staff at Kensington who provided loving care to her for the past eight years.
Along time resident of Blehheim, a member of the Trinity Anglican Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star. After graduating from public school she worked with her family on the farm. Later, she received training and worked as a florist. Then she acquired and successfully operated a ladies wear shop. Upon her retirement she wanted to continue to help others and joined Community Housing Access Program System where she would pick up and drive other elderly people to medical and other appointment in Blenheim, Chatham and London. She never stopped putting others first. She will be missed by family and all who knew her. She leaves this world a better place and a role model for others. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and where an Eastern Star service will be at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service at the Trinity Anglican Church on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Pardoville Union Cemetery. Memorials to the Kinsington Village or Trinity Anglican Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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THORNDYCRAFT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
THORNDYCRAFT, Verna Grace (formerly DAWSON, née WALLACE)
With family and Friends by her side, Verna was released from this life peacefully in her home at Kensington Village in London Ontario on April 6, 2005. A loving, caring person who always thought of others before herself. Born in 1917, the youngest daughter to Ephram WALLACE and Elsie LETHBRIDGE. Loving sister to the former Verina SYKES. Married in 1937 to Edwin DAWSON, who was tragically taken from her in 1947, and then in 1950 to William THORNDYCRAFT who cared for her until his death in 1968. Verna leaves the legacy of a large and diverse loving family. A mother to Jim Dawson THORNDYCRAFT of Toronto, Joyce SHEPHERD of London and June HEIDER of Nyac, New York stepmother to Daphne FERGUSON of Union, Evelyn ROACH of Leamington and Bill THORNDYCRAFT of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas; grandmother to seventeen; great-grandmother to twenty-one; and great-great-grandmother to one. She also had an extended family with the staff at Kensington who provided loving care to her for the past eight years. A long time resident of Blenheim, a member of the Trinity Anglican Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star. After graduating from public school she worked with her family on the farm. Later, she received training and worked as a florist. Then she acquired and successfully operated a ladies wear shop. Upon her retirement she wanted to continue to help others and joined Community Housing Access Program System where she would pick up and drive other elderly people to medical and other appointments in Blenheim, Chatham and London. She never stopped putting others first. She will be missed by family and all who knew her. She leaves this world a better place and a role model for others. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and where an Eastern Star service will be at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service at the Trinity Anglican Church on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Pardoville Union Cemetery. Memorials to the Kensington Village or Trinity Anglican Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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