WILIMOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-14 published
TINLINE, Norma (SKELDING)
A resident of Thamesville, passed away suddenly at her home on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Blake TINLINE (1998.) Loving mother of Wendy and Ernie HEHN of Sarnia, Bob and Ellen TINLINE of Blenheim. Loving grandmother of Matthew HEHN of London, David HEHN of Seattley, Washington, Drew and Wendi TINLINE, and Bradley TINLINE all of Cedar Springs. Cherished great-grandmother of Blake TINLINE. Dear sister of Gladys WILIMOTT of Exeter and Viola REID of Windsor. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Ila MESTON, Helen REYNOLDS, Violet SIMMONS, and a brother Bernie SKELDING. The TINLINE family will receive Friends at the John C. Baddar Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday October 15, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Derek PARRY of the Thamesville United Church officiating. Interment Gosnell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Arthritis Society. "A tree will be planted in memory of Norma TINLINE in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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WILK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
WILK, Joseph
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, on Tuesday, December 28th, 2004, Joseph WILK of London in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Katarina (ASCHENBRENNER) WILK for 53 years. Loving father of Herman and his wife Patti. Dear grandfather of Scott WILK and his wife Jolene DUBRAY; and Erin WILK. Fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and Friends. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford) on Friday, January 7th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. In memory of Joe, contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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WILK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
BOLTON, Stanley Norman
Peacefully on May 2nd, 2005 at Scarborough General Hospital in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Norma BOLTON (née COULING) of 57 years. Loving father of Gary BOLTON, Dale BOLTON, Lori WILK and her husband Jeffrey WILK. Cherished Grampa of Heather and David WILK. Survived by his brother Harold BOLTON and his wife Margaret. Predeceased by his mother Helen BOLTON (née HART,) his father Frederick BOLTON and brother Frederick BOLTON. Pre war he was a Tradesman/Diamond Polisher. He enlisted with the 48th Highlanders Pipe Band - Toronto and also served with the Scots Fusiliers - Ontario, the Pictou Highlanders - Nova Scotia and the Irish Fusiliers in Holland. Post war he returned to Diamond Polishing then moved to DeHaviland Aircraft where he participated in the production of the Avro Arrow followed by periods with Frigidaire and Lucas Rotex. He completed his career in 1983 with International Business Machines Corporation after 27 years of service. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Canada Parks or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centres.

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WILK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-09 published
ROSE, Virginia Olga (née SHUMKA)
Peacefully, after a courageous battle against cancer, at her home in Oshawa, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, Virg (née SHUMKA,) in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Bob ROSE. Loving mother of Chris and his wife Tamara CRAINE of Oshawa, Paul and his wife Melanie CRAINE of Peterborough, Sandra and her husband Mike DORNER of Chatham, Robin and her husband Al GLANVILLE of Newcastle, Terry Lynne and her husband Wayne PHIPPS of Oshawa, Christine GARNER, Susan ROSE, both of Cobourg and Kathy ROSE. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Kendra, Kara, Paige, Abby, Ben and Kayla Craine; Megan and Myles MacGILLVARY; Allan, Troy and Hunter GLANVILLE, Ashley PHIPPS Jackie and Kaytlin ROSE; and Erika GARNER and her great-grandchildren Michael MacGILLVARY and Brooklyn ROSE. Dear sister of Julian SHUMKA and his wife Cathy of Waterloo and their children Joseph and Ellen. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service and committal will be held in the chapel on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Donations made in memory of Virg to "Oshawa Hospital Foundation" - New Durham Regional Cancer Centre or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. DEVOST, Dr. WILK, the staff of Palliative Care Lakeridge Health Corp. Oshawa and Durham Access to Care.

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WILKAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
KONISHI, Takako (née AYAKE)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 9, 2005 at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of Komei KONISHI. Cherished mother of the late Keiko O'BRIEN, Janet CARON, Victoria WILKAT (Bill,) Lester KONISHI (Patti EDGEWORTH) and the late David KONISHI, dear grandmother to Sonia, Marc and Bryan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 Boul. des Sources, D.D.O., Québec (514-685-3344) on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 at 8: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Family and Friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolences at www.rideaumemorial.com.

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WILKAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
KONISHI, Komei
Passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 16, 2005, at the age of 88 years, beloved husband of the late Takako AKAYE. Cherished father of Janet (the late Denis CARON,) Victoria (Bill WILKAT,) Lester (Patti EDGEWORTH,) the late Keiko (the late Victor O'BRIEN,) and the late David. Proud grandfather to Sonia, Jean-Marc, Bryan, and great-grandfather to Jade. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The Memorial Service will be held at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 boul. des Sources, D.D.O., Québec, 514-685-3344, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 8: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing one hour prior to the service. Family and Friends may sign the Book of Condolences at www.rideaumemorial.com

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WILKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-14 published
ELLIS, Maxine Elinor (née JEWELL)
On March 12th, 2005 in the presence of her devoted family, in her 85th year, Maxine Elinor ELLIS (née JEWELL) of London, Ontario, was embraced in love and grace by her precious Saviour, Jesus Christ. She is survived by her hubsand of 57 years Albert, her son Douglas (Heather) and their children Naomi (Gregory McCULLOCH,) Sarah and her beau Cameron GRIFFIN, daughter Mary LECOUTEUR, and son Bill (Lucy) and their daughter Jaclyn, sister Betty MEREDITH (London,) brother-in-law Orville WILKE (Waterloo,) sisters-in-law Margaret JEWELL (Leamington,) Mary JEWELL (Dundurn, Saskatchewan.,) Yvonne HART (Mississauga) and Kathleen ELLIS (London.) Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces/nephews, and great great nieces/nephews. Predeceased by son-in-law Douglas LECOUTEUR, step-sister Helen and her husband Lloyd BARNES, brother Charles JEWELL, sister Lorene WILKE, brother Kenneth JEWELL, and step brother-in-law Bob HART. The family will receive firiends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Glen Cairn Baptist Church, 345 Pond Mills Rd. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 12 p.m. Pastor Mark HOLLYWOOD officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Maxine are asked to consider the Canadian Bible Society or Association of Baptist for World Evangelism, Memorial Christian Hospital or Baptist Bible College in Bangladesh, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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WILKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-15 published
ELLIS, Maxine Elinor (née JEWELL)
On March 12th, 2005 in the presence of her devoted family, in her 85th year, Maxine Elinor ELLIS (née JEWELL) of London, Ontario, was embraced in love and grace by her precious Saviour, Jesus Christ. She is survived by her hubsand of 57 years Albert, her son Douglas (Heather) and their children Naomi (Gregory McCULLOCH,) Sarah and her beau Cameron GRIFFIN, daughter Mary LECOUTEUR, and son Bill (Lucy) and their daughter Jaclyn, sister Betty MEREDITH (London,) brother-in-law Orville WILKE (Waterloo,) sisters-in-law Margaret JEWELL (Leamington,) Mary JEWELL (Dundurn, Saskatchewan.,) Yvonne HART (Mississauga) and Kathleen ELLIS (London.) Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces/nephews, and great great nieces/nephews. Predeceased by son-in-law Douglas LECOUTEUR, step-sister Helen and her husband Lloyd BARNES, brother Charles JEWELL, sister Lorene WILKE, brother Kenneth JEWELL, and step brother-in-law Bob HART. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Glen Cairn Baptist Church, 345 Pond Mills Rd. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 12 p.m. Pastor Mark HOLLYWOOD officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Maxine are asked to consider the Canadian Bible Society or Association of Baptist for World Evangelism, Memorial Christian Hospital or Baptist Bible College in Bangladesh, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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WILKENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
McKIM, Joan (née WINTERBOTTOM)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, on Saturday, May 7, 2005, Joan (WINTERBOTTOM) McKIM, of Ingersoll, in her 80th year. Daughter of the late John and Vera WINTERBOTTOM. Dear mother of Robert and his wife Bonnie of London, Donna Lee and her husband David WILKENS of Lakeside, John and his wife Bernice of Ingersoll and Brian and his wife Christine of Thamesford. Dear grandmother of Jennifer, Bradley, Angela, Colin and Nathan. Dear sister of Carol PEACH of Woodstock. Predeceased by two brothers George WINTERBOTTOM (2001) and Stanley WINTERBOTTOM (2002) and two sisters Eileen BAXTER (2003) and Kathleen McDONALD (2005.) No funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a remembrance reception at Trinity United Church, Ingersoll. Reverend Bill MAYOROS officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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WILKENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-03 published
HOUGHTON, Annie Leah (née KETCHABAW)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, October 31, 2005. Leah HOUGHTON of Resthaven Nursing Home Aurora, formerly of Saint Thomas and New Sarum, in her 90th year, beloved wife of the late Richard Ewert HOUGHTON. Dear mother of Roy and wife Susan of North Bay, Ron and wife Mary of Sault Ste. Marie, Donna STEEVES and husband Gerald of Venice, Florida, Glen and wife Lucille of Markham, Carol PETRIE and husband Don of St. Petersburg, Florida, Lee and wife Carolyn of Dunrobin Shores, Jean MacVICAR and husband Arch of Ottawa, Jim and wife Bonny of Newmarket. Sister of Hugh, Don and Glen KETCHABAW and Martha ANDREWS. Also survived by 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter Nancy Leah (1952,) brothers Harold and Charlie KETCHABAW and sisters Fern WILKENS and Lucy CHRYSLER. Born in Eden, Ontario December 20, 1915. Daughter of the late Frank Edward KETCHABAW and Angeline Alfreda (KENNEDY) KETCHABAW. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 11: 00 a.m. at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer, Ontario. Interment to follow at Aylmer Cemetery. Reverend Phil BUTLER officiating. Visitation on Friday, November 4th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Arthritis Association and Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences www.kebbelfuneralhome.com

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WILKENSON o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-16 published
PUSKAS, Mary (née BENN)
Mary Puskas a life long resident of Wallaceburg passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Mary was born in Wallaceburg and was a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (VINCENT) BENN. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18, in Wallaceburg for over 50 years and was given life membership. She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the Legion. Mary was a dedicated volunteer with the Salvation Army. She gave a lot of time to the Saint John Ambulance Chapter #120. She was the first superintendent of the women's branch of the Saint John's Ambulance. Beloved wife of the late John PUSKAS Jr. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Barry and Judy PUSKAS of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Stephen and Stacy PUSKAS, Lisa PUSKAS and Mike PUSKAS. Sadly missed by 8 great grandchildren. Kind sister of Shirley and Ralph LUSK of Wallaceburg, Jackie GUTTERIDGE of Leamington and Evelyn WILKENSON of Leamington. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Delores. The late Mary PUSKAS rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, until Monday, February 14, 2005 when the funeral service was held at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with Reverend Bob WHALLS, Officiating. The Eulogy was given by her grand_son Stephen. The pall bearers were members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. A Legion Service was held on Sunday at 7: 30 p.m. from the funeral home. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Canadian Hemophilia Society, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 18, or the Salvation Army may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Mary PUSKAS.

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WILKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-18 published
LEMP, Louis S.B.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Louis S.B. LEMP of Woodstock in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Elsie (née Bruce) LEMP (1987) and the late Grace (née OAKLEY) LEMP (1995.) Dear step-father of Harold HACON (Shirley), Bryan HACON (Judy), Bruce HACON (Jean) and Robin HACON (Fay). Loved uncle of Gail WILKER (Bill), Barbara BRUCE, Marjorie WILSON (Tom), Marian DEMEESTER (Bruce YAUSIE), Donna McKAY (Donald), Shirley MURRAY (Dan,) Vi EKINS (late Carl,) Alan BRUCE (Diane,) and Donald BRUCE. Dear brother-in-law of Clifford BRUCE (Frances) and Howard BRUCE (Edith.) Also survived by several great-nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother-in-law James and Gertie BRUCE. Louis was the last surviving member of his own family.
Louis worked on farms for many years and was employed by Eureka Foundry for 42 years before his retirement in 1976. He was a member of Christ Church Huntingford and active in the Mens Club at College Avenue Church. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock. 539-0004 on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Eleanor CARUANA officiating. Interment later in the Huntingford Cemetery. Contributions to the Christ Church Huntingford Memorial Fund or the Woodstock General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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WILKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-23 published
MITCHELL, Mary
Peacefully, at Regional Mental Health Care London on April 21st, 2005, Mrs. Mary MITCHELL of London at the age of 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Fred MITCHELL (1994.) Dear friend of Floyd WILKER. Loving aunt to Marilyn SALTER, great-aunt of Julie and Brenda, great-great-aunt to Cassie, Laura, Brian and James.. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Monday, April 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to the staff at Regional Mental Health Care London on Highbury Ave.

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WILKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-09 published
RIDDELL, William MacCallum "Mac"
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, December 7, 2005, William MacCallum (Mac) RIDDELL, of Ingersoll, in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his first wife Ellen F. (WILKES) RIDDELL (1999). Husband of Florence (CAVANAGH) RIDDELL. Dear father of Heather RIDDELL of Ingersoll, Cheryl and her husband Vincent PIZZIMENTI of Warren, Michigan. Dear grandfather of Rodney LAVA and his wife Lisa of Ingersoll, Robin and her husband Donald HOUSE of Ingersoll, Andrew VINEYARD and his wife Mary of California and Amy BEGNENE of Novi, Michigan. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, many step children and step grandchildren. Mac was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Navy Club, King Hiram Masonic Lodge, Ingersoll as well as a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 48 years. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Jim CARR officiating. Interment North Embro Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alexandra Hospital Foundation, St. James Anglican Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-23 published
RUDOLPH, Barbara Louise (née HART)
(3 December 1917 to 28 December 2004)
Born to Phyllis Sanford and Richmond Wyllie HART of Toronto, died 28 December 2004 at Algonquin Nursing Home in Mattawa, Ontario. Barbara attended Havergal College and The Ontario College of Art. She was an avid naturalist and dedicated bird watcher and from an early age spent her summers at Cache Lake in Algonquin Park. In 1941 she married Ross H.F. RUDOLPH and raised her children in Weston. She was active with the John Countryman Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and the South Peel Naturalists. Barbara is survived by her sister Nan WILKES of Oakville, her two sons, Rob of Coldwater and Bruce of Willowdale, and daughter Elizabeth.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-28 published
PETERSEN, Niels Forrester (1912-2005)
On November 25th, at his home in Toronto, Niels taught us how to die with as much panache as he had taught us how to live. He passed away peacefully at 10.30 p.m., surrounded by family and Friends, amid, laughter and tears, stories and songs. Niels was predeceased by his beloved wife Betty, his parents Niels and Amelia, and his sisters Irene and Thora. He will be deeply missed by his son Charles, daughter-in-law Riki TUROFSKY, daughter Jane and much loved grandchildren Corbett, Niels and James (Lara) PETERSEN, and Miranda, Jennifer and Katie BURFIELD. He will be greatly missed by his niece Victoria (Ken SPARKS,) and by many Friends including Else KILDEGAARD, and Niels Kildegaard PEDERSEN of Denmark, Doris LAFRENIER, Gordon FOOTE, David and Cathy WILKES, Saturday morning coffee klatch Friends Marie and Jim McGORMAN, Tessa BUCHAN, Julie and Mike PARKER and their wonderful daughter Katelyn, by Garry HANRAHAN, Oksana CHUYKO and also by long-time business associates and Friends Ted TREMAIN and Jim McMYN, and by Brenda WHITE/WHYTE who cared for him and made him laugh to his last hours. Niels was born July 3, 1912 in Ansdell, Lancashire. He was educated in Lytham Saint Annes and in Copenhagen, Denmark, before emigrating to Canada in 1929. Niels began a more than 70-year association with the Young Men's Christian Association of Canada when he joined West End Young Men's Christian Association, becoming Chairman of the National Board of Canada, and Chair of the International Finance Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. He was awarded the Fellowship of Honour by the Young Men's Christian Association in 1982. Niels met his beloved wife, Betty BAUCKHAM, at Young Men's Christian Association Geneva Park in 1938, and managed to engage her interest by disabling her boyfriend with a rigourous course of gymnastics. They were married in Toronto in 1942, shortly before Niels joined the Queens Own Rifles. Flat feet kept Niels from serving overseas. During his service career he trained new recruits in physical fitness, including one grateful Officer who told him 50 years later that his training kept him alive on the beaches of Normandy. While in the army, Niels completed a three-year business correspondence course from Queens University in one year, leading to a 60-year career in business. Niels was President and Chairman of the Board of Sterling Trust, and Chairman of Wellington Trust. He guided Investors Finance Corporation Limited and Commercial Financial for many decades. Niels' passion for boating, begun at 50 when his son, Charles, taught him how to sail, led to hours of peace and challenge in his much loved Nonsuch sailboats both in Florida and Ontario. He enjoyed photography, travel, classical music, and walking. A more recent hobby was following sailing races and reading newspapers from around the world on his computer. He particularly enjoyed listening to Rev. Dr. Andrew STIRLING, broadcast on the internet from Timothy Eaton Church, on the Sundays he was not able to get to service. Saturday morning coffee with Friends at the St. Lawrence Market demonstrated his lifelong gift, an ability to talk with anyone, about anything, at anytime, with laughter and zest. The family wishes to thank Dr. Vincent CHIEN and the A Team at St. Michael's Hospital, for their remarkable care during his final month, and Dr. David GREENBERG for his special kindness. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, East of the Jane Subway, on Tuesday, November 29, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 p.m. A service in celebration of his life will take place at Timothy Eaton Church on Wednesday, November 30 at 3.00 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to a favorite charity. It is not often that a man can live for most of a century, can experience life before telephones, cars or airplanes were common, and can enjoy the fun of WiFi on an IMac, lucid to the end. He will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
'Very loving daughter' found dead
Teen's body discovered on Whitby driveway
Police say it's homicide or 'a very serious accident'
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
Just how did 16-year-old Kyla HOLBURN of Oshawa end up dead on the driveway of a Whitby apartment building?
That's the mystery facing Durham homicide detectives after the teen's body was found face down at the top of a ramp to a parking lot behind the building, near King St. and Thickson Rd., on Monday night.
The popular Grade 11 student at R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate had suffered traumatic injuries and her shirt had been pulled up above her shoulders, exposing her back.
Police think her body may have been dumped at the building, several kilometres from her home on Nipigon St. in west-end Oshawa.
Chief Kevin McALPINE said her death was the result of "either a homicide or a very serious accident" that happened somewhere else.
"It's highly likely that what happened to her didn't happen in this location," McALPINE said.
An autopsy yesterday failed to determine an anatomical cause of death. More tests have been ordered.
As detectives looked for answers, relatives and Friends gathered at a townhouse complex near the girl's home.
Her mother, who called Kyla "a very loving daughter," later read a statement that said "sometimes children make wrong decisions and sometimes choose the wrong Friends along the way."
She said Kyla had completed a school-issued identification booklet last September, fingerprinting herself and adding a few strands of her long, dark hair, information that helped police identify her.
Family members urged the public to help police find out what happened to Kyla.
The teen was reported missing by her family about 10 p.m. Monday, three hours after her body was spotted beside Wood Farm Manor on Nichol Ave. in Whitby.
A resident who discovered the body about 7 p.m. alerted building superintendent George McLEOD, who covered it with a blanket and called police.
Local resident Tracy McLENNAN was so moved that she placed a bouquet of flowers at the base of a nearby light standard, even though she didn't know the dead teen.
"I have a teenage daughter of my own and when I heard about this on the news it kind of shook me up," she said. "You just never know today what can happen in a community that we all thought was safe."
Distraught Friends of the dead girl also brought a bouquet to the scene in the afternoon.
At R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate, grief counsellors prepared for questions from classmates and other students.
"It's horrible," said Grade 12 student Cheryl DECOSTE, 18. "A lot of people are shaken up by it."
With files from Stan JOSEY

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
Shot man died shielding brothers
By Emily MATHIEU and Nicolaas VAN RIJN, Staff Reporters
A 22-year-old man shot dead in an Etobicoke apartment Saturday afternoon was killed defending his two young brothers, his grief-stricken mother said yesterday.
Toronto police say Orlando GRUNDY was killed after "a number of persons" entered his 13th-floor apartment at 2777 Kipling Ave. and began shooting at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Residents in neighbouring apartments talked of hearing shotgun blasts coming from apartment 1308 where GRUNDY, of Jane Street, had gathered with his brothers and several other people.
GRUNDY's mother Sydney is in no doubt about her son's bravery.
"He dove in front of his brothers," she said yesterday as the family gathered to discuss what little they knew about Saturday's events. "He took the bullet for the other two."
The two younger boys, both injured in the gunfire, "were holding their brother in their arms" when police arrived on the chaotic scene, she said.
"His brother was laying in their arms, and they handcuffed them."
Two other men were injured in the attack, which GRUNDY's family said occurred when "people came in and started shooting at everything." They were taken to Sunnybrook hospital, where one victim remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his face, while the other is out of intensive care and expected to make a full recovery.
GRUNDY's mother said she was beginning to hear details from her two younger boys, who were later released from custody and gathered with family members yesterday.
"We all loved him," she said softly as she reflected on her dead son, whom she called a "soldier of love.
"He's my oldest son."
The gunmen fled the building and, despite a massive search by police and members of the Emergency Task Force, managed to elude capture.
Toronto police yesterday appealed for the public's assistance in tracking down the shooters responsible for Toronto's seventh homicide this year, but investigators have so far not released a description of the wanted men.
The GRUNDY family's grief capped a violent weekend in Toronto, one that also saw Szilvia VERES, 35, of Toronto killed in a Friday night shooting and 50-year-old Donald Andrew LATREMOUILLE die of unknown causes during an argument with roommate Christopher Gordon PHILLIPS at their Davenport Rd. residence Friday. PHILLIPS, 27, has been charged with manslaughter.
Saturday's violence included an early-morning shooting at the Flamingo Bar on College St. that left a man and a woman slightly injured.
A suspect in the Flamingo bar shooting turned himself in late Saturday.
Edwin VALASQUEZ, 20, turned himself in to 14 Division police around 9 p.m. Saturday; he faces numerous charges including attempted murder while using a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault. Faruth PORTOBANCO, 25, of Toronto was arrested earlier in the Flamingo incident.
Two off-duty paramedics, in the club when gunfire broke out at 2: 30 a.m. Saturday are being recommended for civilian citations after they tackled the gunman and disarmed him.
Gunfire continued to echo on Toronto streets just after noon yesterday, sending shoppers ducking for cover in the parking lot outside several stores in the Albion Rd. and Islington Ave. area of Rexdale.
Police said a man was sitting in his car in a plaza parking lot at 950 Albion Rd. when three suspects approached and "almost immediately opened fire with three guns."
Although a number of bullets hit his car, shattering the windows, the intended victim was able to flee without injury, Detective Debbie HARRIS said in a statement.
Police converged on the area and, with the assistance of heavily armed Emergency Task Force officers, arrested three suspects and recovered two handguns and a quantity of drugs.
Ali Nassir SHOWBEG, 23, faces charges including attempted murder and possession of cocaine for trafficking.
The other two suspects, Sean Conrad GRANT, 21, and Vanessa Charlene BAILEY, 19, are charged with possession of a restricted firearm and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
And police are continuing their search for the suspect in Friday's fatal shooting of VERES, who died instantly after a man opened fire as she and her husband, 46-year-old Kemenczy MIKLOS of Toronto, were in a parking lot at 15 Brookbanks Dr., in the York Mills Rd. and Don Valley Parkway area.
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for John KOVACS, 52, of Etobicoke, who was last seen fleeing in a 1999 silver Honda with Ontario plates 149 WRX. KOVACS faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
With files from Jordan HEATH- RAWLINGS, Priya RAMANUJAM and Jim WILKES

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
HEMENWAY, Kitty May (formerly BLENKIN, née GODDARD)
A former resident of Bracebridge Villa passed away at The Pines in Bracebridge on Thursday, March 31, 2005. Born in Blackwater, Hants, England, July 29th, 1906, she was a daughter of the late Edith Mary (OBORNE- PIGGOTT) and Sidney James GODDARD. Kitty immigrated with her family to Cobalt, Ontario, in May 1907, later moving to the Toronto Area. Kitty was predeceased by husbands James Foston BLENKIN and Harold Cameron HEMENWAY, daughter Frances MADIGAN (Basil,) and sisters Dorothy WAKEFIELD, Ruby WILKES and Nancy WESTON, all of Toronto. She will be sadly missed by her surviving children, Marie BROUGHTON (George) of Bracebridge, Ontario, Steve HEMENWAY (Carole) of Kingston, Nova Scotia and Kerry MATERI of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. By request there will be no visitation or funeral, a family memorial service to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of choice, or South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, Bracebridge. Expressions of condolence may be passed to Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 2B6 or on-line at condolences@reynoldsfuneral.com.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
Terrified patrons flee as bullets spray crowd
Widowed mother of 4 shot dead at club
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter, With files from Michelle SHEPPARD
It was to have been a night of joy and laughter, a night to forget a year of sorrow.
Instead it was a night of violence and gunfire that left a young Brampton widow and mother of four small children shot to death on a nightclub floor.
Livvette MOORE, whose husband died from cancer last year, had been struggling to raise her children and balance the demands of a new job. So Friends encouraged the 26-year-old to join them at a birthday party Saturday night at Prestige Palace, a restaurant on Milvan Dr. in North York.
But shortly after 3: 30 a.m., gunmen, who smuggled handguns past security guards at the front door, opened fire, spraying bullets across a room crowded with more than 200 partygoers.
MOORE was caught in the crossfire and died within moments.
A part-owner of the Jamaican-themed nightspot, near Finch Ave. W. and Weston Rd., was critically wounded and taken to Sunnybrook hospital. Five others wounded by stray bullets made it to hospitals on their own.
Police were able to easily identify MOORE. The names and faces of her children -- Jaheel, 10, Chanel, 7, Deandre, 6 and Tyrel, 5 -- were tattooed on her upper right arm.
"It's a tragedy on a tragedy," said Homicide Det. Wayne BANKS, who said shots were still being fired as officers arrived at the scene.
"We've lost a young lady, one of our citizens that was here to enjoy a party. She's been gunned down in the early part of her life and it's just disgusting."
The reaction was all that and more on a dead-end street in a Brampton townhouse complex, where relatives and Friends gathered to mourn MOORE and rally around her children.
"There are four little ones I have to take care of now," said her father, Amos REID, who fought back tears and rubbed at red-rimmed eyes as he spoke of his dead daughter.
"She was my daughter and my friend," he said, leaning on son Kevin for support as he clutched a wrinkled photograph of Livvette.
"She was everything to me.
"I talked to the Creator this morning," he said. "Because only He knows what's going on with this young generation. We've got to change our style. It's not good. It's killing us, big time, big time."
REID, 53, said Livvette didn't drink and had joined Friends at the party to try to find some pleasure as she worked to get over her husband Sean's death.
"She just went out to have fun and then that's how it ended," he said.
"She's good, she's good, she's good, all the way good."
The killing was Toronto's 18th homicide this year. It came two hours before another shooting at a downtown club that wounded an employee of the Film Lounge.
The party at Prestige Palace began Saturday night and carried on into the early hours yesterday morning.
It was billed on flyers as the third annual Birthday Bash for Michelle BLESS, but the club was open to anyone.
Cardboard cutout stars hung from the ceiling; pastel balloons and streamers lined the walls. Mylar balloons filled with helium, one in the shape of a champagne bottle, blew outside in the breeze.
The dance floor was packed when the shooting began. At first, some of the dancers at the nightclub kept moving to the reggae beat, thinking it was just the balloons popping. Then the panic hit.
"Everybody starting running, so I just got caught up in it, everything happened so fast," a 28-year-old woman recalled.
"I ended up basically under a table with a whole bunch of other people and the shots continued to go off. Maybe about six shots or more.
"We were under there for maybe a minute, minute-and-a-half and then everybody got up to run to the door."
witnesses: said gunfire continued outside in the parking lot as police arrived. The window of a car parked in front of the two-storey strip plaza where the club is located was shattered by a bullet.
Bill BLAIR, who is to be sworn in as Toronto's new police chief tomorrow, talked to investigators at the scene.
One man who arrived as other patrons were fleeing said he didn't think twice. "It's common sense," he said. "You see girls running and guys running.
"Are you going to go and stand? You get out of there, too."
A regular partygoer said the usual security staff weren't working the club for the party.
"They had to bring in at the last minute a new set of security guards," he said. "So a certain set of people come and see an opportunity and take it... to get in with their weapons.
"The regular security know who to search and where to search."
He said a handful of "idiots" regularly show up at dances and parties with weapons but are turned away by security guards.
"They're kids, they're young punks, 19 or 20," he said. "They drink all day and smoke all day and go out at night looking for trouble.
"It's just a small portion of the community and they make it bad for everybody else."
Another partygoer said security guards at the door were looking in bags and patting down some people, but there were no metal detectors.
"I just want to know how the killer feels," said one teenager who left the club in a cab after running from the shooting, too scared to collect her car in the parking lot.
"Were those shots meant for her? How could he do that?"
Also yesterday, Toronto police were investigating a shooting at the Film Lounge club just before 5 a.m. A 33-year-old employee was shot as he stood outside the club on Dundas St. W. near Beverley St.
A year ago, a bouncer was shot at the after-hours bar. A few weeks earlier a Kitchener teenager had died after taking ecstasy there.
Yesterday, an off-duty paramedic treated the victim before he was taken to hospital for surgery. He is expected to survive. Police said the shooting took place at the club entrance.
In Halton, police made a quick arrest yesterday in the region's first homicide of the year after a 45-year-old Acton resident was stabbed to death Saturday night. A 44-year-old man was arrested after a fight at a Maria St. home. Police said he knew the victim.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-09 published
Man slain outside pizza shop
Sasha BAILEY killed in barrage as he left eatery
Fast food outlet manager scared after 'big bang'
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
A 22-year-old Scarborough man was shot to death early yesterday as he stepped from a midtown shop with a medium pizza and an order of chicken wings.
Sasha BAILEY fell to the sidewalk in a hail of bullets shortly after 1 a.m. as his killers, who'd waited outside the Pizza Pizza shop on Danforth Ave., fled down an alley across the street.
BAILEY showed no signs of life at the scene and was pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital. An autopsy is planned later today.
Pizza Pizza manager Ken TO said he heard "a big bang" and then two women and a man rushed inside screaming at him to call police.
He said that after dialing 911, he didn't look outside.
"I was scared," said To, 35. "You never know what might happen.
"Maybe the guy is still there with a gun."
TO said the dead man and two pals had just picked up their order.
As BAILEY carried the bag of food out the door, at least three shots rang out and he fell, a few metres from Woodycrest Ave.
Twelve hours later, the pizza and wings still lay on the blood-spattered sidewalk until they were picked up by an old man hobbling by on a cane. He inspected the contents and walked away with only the plastic bag.
Police sealed off Danforth Ave. between Jones and Pape Aves. and the alley. Early yesterday afternoon, Malina KALEEVA arrived at the scene to reclaim a car, which was coated with fingerprinting powder. She had hoped to drive it away shortly after the shooting, but police told her it was needed by forensic officers because the shooters had been seen leaning against it as they waited for the victim to emerge from the pizza shop.
But homicide Det. Bill VIEIRA wouldn't describe the shooting as an ambush.
He would only say that BAILEY "had a confrontation with a number of persons."
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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-27 published
WILKES, Alfred Ernest " Ernie"
Peacefully at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, on Tuesday, May 24, 2005. Ernie WILKES, born 88 years ago in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ernie was predeceased in 1955 by his beloved wife Violet (née SALMELIN,) his dear granddaughter Tania WILKES (1978) and siblings William (Irene) WILKES, Norma (Gar) HENRY and Herb WILKES. He will be sadly missed by his sister Muriel (Cec) DICKSON/DIXON and sister-in-law Irene WILKES, by his children Ernie (Jan) WILKES, Helen (John) HARPER, Elinor VENUTI (Phil LAHEY), Gordon (Jennifer) WILKES and David (Angela) WILKES. He leaves grandchildren Andrew (Deanna), Natacha (Stuart), Alf, Christopher (Soraya), David (Kim), Greg (Rashmi), Andrea (Tom), Jennifer (Rob), Danielle (Mark), Kirsten, Adam, Laura, Victoria, Alexander, Christopher, Nicholas and of course, Chantelle and Cameron. He also leaves great-grandchildren Ethan, Alyssa, Anika, Kaitlyn, Danielle, Chai, Jonathan and Matthew and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and his extended family, Joanne and John and Adrian and Bev. Ernie was a retired executive and member of the Board of Directors of the Robert Simpson Co., where he served as senior Vice President of Finance. Subsequently, he was Vice President of Pension Investments for the Hudson Bay Co. of Canada until his retirement in 1982. He was a past member of the Ontario Club and was a charter member of the Board of Trade Golf and Country Club in Woodbridge. For many decades he served voluntarily on the Board of Trustees for the Boy Scouts of Canada. Since his retirement, he has been a resident of the Fergus area. A memorial service will be held at the Thomson and Collins Funeral Home, 160 St. David Street North, Fergus on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Canon Stephen WITCHER officiating. Interment of cremated remains will follow later at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Mark EASTERBROOK and the nursing staff of Groves Hospital for the exceptional care shown Ernie during his illness.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-30 published
Teen dies in Peel park ambush
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
Dwayne LLOYD didn't stand a chance.
Desperately leaping over a fence to seek the shelter of a backyard, the 17-year-old Brampton youth was cut down in a hail of at least five bullets Saturday night from a gunman who fired repeatedly from a clump of evergreens at the edge of a neighbourhood park.
LLOYD fell to the lawn, where he died in the grass.
A 21-year-old pal was shot in the leg as he fled the park, but was able to limp into the subdivision before collapsing in a pool of blood in a driveway up the street. He's recovering from his wounds at William Osler Health Centre.
LLOYD's slaying was Peel's third homicide this year.
"I was freaking out," said Joanne ROTATORE, a mother of two, with a third on the way, whose home borders Dixie/Sandalwood Park, in the Bovaird Dr. and Dixie Rd. area of north-end Brampton.
"I was asleep, I heard gunshots and it woke me up."
The teen was slain after spending the day with Friends watching a three-on-three basketball tournament at nearby Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School.
Police said LLOYD and his buddies were riding their bikes through the park about 10: 30 p.m. when they were fired upon at close range by a gunman hiding in the trees.
Peel police forensic officers used coloured strings to chart the trajectory of bullets from the evergreens, where shell casings were found, into backyards of homes in the quiet neighbourhood along Loons Call Cres.
Bullet strikes were found on fence posts and on parts of chainlink fencing, which was stripped of its plastic coating and twisted by one shot.
"I had a feeling that sooner or later, something like this was going to happen," ROTATORE said. "Ever since they built that high school (18 months ago), there have been gang fights and other stuff out there.
"To be honest with you, I'm shocked, but I'm not surprised."
While neighbours gathered in small clutches up the street, Peel officers marched side by side across a soccer pitch in the park, searching for clues to the shootings.
Forensic officers used a metal detector to recover bullets from the lawns of adjacent homes.
Some neighbours feared that gangs might be responsible for the attack.
Down the park pathway that winds out to Dixie Rd., wooden fences are spray-painted with gang markings and other symbols of an underworld of violence. Some have been X-ed out in an attempt to reclaim territory for the other side.
The shooting, said Jacinto AMARAL, whose home borders the park, was "scary."
AMARAL, his wife, two kids and his mother-in-law were watching television when the gunfire erupted. He told them all to duck for cover and was surprised by the eerie silence that followed the shootings.
"That's just crazy," AMARAL said of the ease with which young people seem to get guns. It's just ridiculous how easily accessible it is to them. It opens our eyes, that's for sure."
Eight houses up the street, Giancarlo SODA was watering his grass when he heard gunshots, then ran out front to see a young man lying in a neighbour's driveway, bleeding from the leg and screaming.
"It's a safe neighbourhood, but now you feel scared, you want to keep your kids inside," the 38-year-old father of two said.
Neighbour Pat MARCELLO watched police try to calm the wounded man and said he felt sympathy for the victims.
"He was screaming, moaning, he was in pain," said MARCELLO, 32. "And another kid was screaming that his brother had been shot.
"They're 17 years old, their whole lives ahead of them."
He said he's witnessed fights in the park behind the high school, including a recent brawl involving six teens with a crowd of hundreds egging them on.
"These kids were cheering them like animals," he recalled.
"They were enjoying it, they were loving it.
"I was disgusted."
An autopsy was planned for today.
Homicide detectives interviewed several people yesterday but were still trying to learn what provoked the attack.
Anyone with information can contact detectives at 905-453-3311, ext. 3205.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
Oakville boy dies on dirt hill
Work site popular with bike riders
Oakville mayor aware of concerns
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
With files from Torstar News Service
Parents say they've tried for more than a year to have Oakville level a line of hills made from excavation fill where a 13-year-old boy died Saturday morning in a failed bicycle stunt.
Although he was wearing a helmet, Ellis LEUSCHNER suffered irreversible brain injuries when he flew into the air and landed on his back and head while trying a jump on a six-metre-high hill in a northeast part of the city where new homes are being built.
The boy's devastated father said Ellis excitedly told him about going to the site, which is a short bike ride from the family's home in the Eighth Line-Dundas St. area.
"He was an adventurous guy and a real leader," said Rob LEUSCHNER, group publisher for Brabant Newspapers, a Dundas-based chain of weekly newspapers in the Hamilton area. "Everybody who met him loved him. He lived life to the fullest. We miss our boy."
Ellis attended a private school in Mississauga and loved golf, skateboarding and tennis.
He was a winger with the Mississauga Terriers AA hockey team. Patricia GILL said area residents have been urging the city to raze the hill for more than a year.
"But instead of taking it down, it's gotten bigger," she said. "It's dangerous. There's a ramp up there and everything. There are rats and glass and nails and debris.
"We tell them not to go up the hills," said GILL, a mother of four whose son Sheldon fractured his wrist riding his bike on the same hill last year.
"But you know boys. If there's a hill, they'll go on it."
Residents said a nurse and doctor who live in the neighbourhood tended to Ellis before paramedics arrived. He was taken to Oakville Trafalgar hospital and later transferred to Toronto's Hospital For Sick Children.
A makeshift fence has been erected to keep people away from the hill. Bouquets of flowers are now wedged into it. But GILL said that as parents gathered to discuss the accident on Saturday afternoon, she could see kids jumping bikes on other hills.
Oakville Mayor Ann MULVALE said she didn't have any specific information about complaints relating to the site but that the local councillor was aware of residents' concerns. The mayor said she would be asking for a case study.
"No one wants this sort of thing to happen and your first inclination is for the dreadful loss to the family," she added.
David POLICELLI said he knew Ellis and used to ride his bike on the same hills.
"But once I fell I never went back on my bike around there again," the 13-year-old said.
"There was a big jump and I went airborne.
"This is so sad," he said. "One day you're talking to him and the next day he's dead."
Phil LUHOVY, 16, was headed to the hills on his bike yesterday when he learned of the tragedy.
"It's a little weird to think somebody died up here," he said, hopping back on his bike to go home.
A visitation will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home Mississauga Chapel at 420 Dundas St. E. A funeral will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Dominic's Church, 625 Atwater Ave. in Mississauga.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-21 published
son begs hit-run driver to surrender
Man sped up after hitting victim, witness says
Family waited for him to celebrate Father's Day
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
Shahid SALEEM wants the hit-and-run driver who killed his father to do the right thing and surrender to police.
"It's shameful," SALEEM said yesterday as mourners gathered at his parents' Brampton home.
"We're just stunned that this guy just took off, didn't even bother to see if my father was alive or dead.
"I'm sure it's eating him up inside. I just want him to turn himself in."
As family members waited to celebrate Father's Day with him on Sunday night, Akhtar SALEEM was run down in west-end Toronto by a car that not only didn't stop, but sped up as his body crumpled to the street several metres from the impact.
The 65-year-old cabbie, who owned two airport taxis, was helping guide another vehicle out of a repair garage on Dufferin Street, just north of Rogers Rd., at about 10 p.m. so a tow truck could back SALEEM's disabled taxi into the shop.
His taxi had broken down earlier in the evening on Merton Street, near Yonge St. and Davisville. Ave.
Tow-truck driver Baldev Singh SEKHON said SALEEM was standing in the northbound lanes, directing the vehicle coming out of the garage, when he was struck by an oncoming car.
He said he heard "a big noise" and turned to see SALEEM's body rolling from the hood of the car onto the windshield, before tumbling to the pavement.
"He never slowed down until the body fell from the car, then he gave it more speed," SEKHON said of the fleeing driver.
"People stop if they hit an animal. But this was a man. The driver was stupid not to stop. He has no brain."
Det. Wally WATTS of traffic services said police are hunting a grey, two-door, early 1990s Volkswagen Cabriolet convertible. He said it likely has massive damage to its grille, hood and windshield, and the fabric roof is possibly ripped.
"The driver not only didn't stop, he accelerated away," WATTS said. "He was in a real panic. Fear set in and he pushed the escape button.
"He did everything he could to get away from there and just left a man to die and bleed to death in the centre of the roadway."
SALEEM suffered massive head and internal injuries. He was dead at the scene.
Shahid SALEEM said his father was a devoted family man who came to Canada from Pakistan in 1970, raised three children and loved his role as grandfather to five youngsters.
Family members were waiting to celebrate Father's Day with him when he called to say his taxi had broken down.
Police brought the bad news to their door at 2 a.m. yesterday.
"We're still in shock," he said.
"My Dad put us through university and made sure we got good education so we could make something of ourselves."
"He liked working. It gave him a purpose to do something. He was a fitness buff and worked out an hour each day."
He said family members are racked with the agony of not knowing whether his father suffered or why the motorist fled.
Anyone with information about the accident can call police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-15 published
Blood trail in slaying
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
A bloody trail along more than 100 metres of carpeting shows how a Mississauga man ran for his life after he was stabbed in the fourth-floor hallway of an apartment building Wednesday afternoon.
Peel police are hunting for the killer of Lamar PHILIP, 22.
Homicide Insp. Jennifer EVANS said the dead man didn't live in the nine-storey building next to the Erindale GO station at Rathburn and Creditview Rds.
A trail of blood runs the length of the hallway through two sections of the complex. Larger bloodstains outside some apartments suggest the victim may have sought help as he fled.
Police believe the killer might also have been injured and may be seeking medical help.
Yesterday, police were canvassing apartments and searching the GO parking lot and nearby fire station property.
Hundreds of commuters were delayed Wednesday as police looked for the killer among the crowd of GO passengers.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-17 published
McNULTY, Valerie (née SHAY/SHEA)
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, surrounded by family and Friends, on July 15, 2005 at the age of 52, after a courageous battle with melanoma. Beloved wife and best friend for 31 years of Paul. Devoted and loving mother of Jennifer and son-in-law Jason SESSFORD. Cherished daughter of Marion and Terry SHAY/SHEA. Sadly missed by her brothers and sisters, Barry (Shirley,) Nancy (Rob SHANNON), Ken (Vicki), Susan (Larry GWILLIAM) and Patty (Mike). Val will lovingly be remembered by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Janet DICKIESON, Jane (Steve SMITH,) Dan (Katrina) and Joanne. Auntie Val will be treasured forever by her nieces and nephews, Sherri-Lee, Darryl, Ryan, Kelly, Patrick, Christopher, Kevin, Julia, Shawn, Darren, Amy, Jason, Kelly, Ashley, Darryl, Pam, Genevieve, Matthew and Angelina. Val touched the hearts of so many, especially her best Friends Brenda COWING, Brenda PATERSON and Linda HIBBERT. The family would like to thank Dr. Barry WILKES for a lifetime of care and support. Friends will be received at Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905-727-5421), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre - Cancer Unit or Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Cancer Unit would be appreciated by the family.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
Special Investigations Unit probes chase angle in crash
Motorcycle hit car on Finch, killing three people
Investigating whether police were in pursuit
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter with files from John DUNCANSON
Toronto police were pursuing two motorcycles moments before a fatal crash early Sunday, but neither one was the motorcycle that slammed into a car making a U-turn on Finch Ave. W. near Yonge St. and killed three people, Special Investigations Unit spokesperson Rose BLISS said yesterday.
The victims in Sunday's horrific crash near Talbot Rd. were identified yesterday as car driver Nicholas VANDERBOOM, 19, motorcycle operator Kenneth WALTON, 35, and his passenger, 36-year-old Blake DECK.
Family and Friends wept outside the Thornhill home of VANDERBOOM's mother yesterday but declined to speak with a reporter.
VANDERBOOM died instantly around 1: 30 a.m. Sunday when the black 2002 Acura sedan he was driving was broadsided by the motorcycle, which some witnesses: estimated was traveling at more than 150 kilometres an hour.
WALTON was thrown to the roadway and died immediately from massive injuries. So did DECK, who was rocketed over the car and slid about 60 metres along Finch, finally coming to rest near the driveway of an upscale townhouse complex.
BLISS said two Special Investigations Unit investigators are now trying to learn whether the motorcycle involved in the crash was involved in a police chase of its own.
"Usually that kind of information becomes available early on and we can clearly step in and work through getting to the bottom of why it happened," she said. "But right now we first need to get a handle on what the extent of police involvement was.
"There was a lot of police activity in the area at the time that this incident occurred. So we need to, as a first step, confirm whether there was any officer involvement with the motorcycle that was involved in this particular crash... and specifically look at whether there was any type of police pursuit."
BLISS said there was another police chase involving two motorcycles "about a minute before the collision occurred," but that there is no indication that pursuit was connected to the crash.
Toronto police association lawyer Gary CLEWLEY said yesterday that, "at the end of the day, we don't believe there was any pursuit."
He said the Special Investigations Unit was likely awaiting readouts of Global Positioning Satellite data from cruisers in the area, which he said would confirm there was no pursuit of the motorcycle involved in the crash.
The Special Investigations Unit investigates all incidents where an interaction between police and civilians results in serious injury or death. The provincial agency has not designated anyone as a subject officer or witness officer in the case.
Special Investigations Unit investigators have interviewed several civilian witnesses: and hope anyone with information will call them at 416-622-1965 or 1-800-787-8529.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
Masked teen dies on way to fight
Died in fall from car during chase
Two groups doing battle at Vaughan park
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
A Woodbridge teen was fatally injured as he and other masked youths armed with weapons chased other teens to assault them, police revealed yesterday.
Pritpaul Singh DHANOA, 17, died in hospital Saturday, hours after he fell from a moving car and struck his head on a curb along Chancellor Dr. in Vaughan.
York Region police said there was no evidence to support earlier reports that DHANOA had been repeatedly kicked in the head and thrashed with sticks by up to six assailants in the Friday night fight.
In fact, police said he was among a group of East Indian youths who went to the area near Giovanni Caboto Park, a popular hangout for teens after dark, armed themselves with sticks, bats and pipes, pulled on ski masks and tried to attack a group of teens of Italian heritage.
When the second group fled to avoid a beating, the first group jumped into cars and gave chase along Chancellor, in the Pine Valley Dr.-Highway 7 area.
It was there that DHANOA fell from a car and struck his head.
Friends put him back in the car and drove to a nearby plaza before calling police for help. An autopsy yesterday showed he died from blunt force head injuries.
"It appears that the intent of these youths was to engage in a confrontation," said Inspector Anthony CUSIMANO. " Something has obviously gotten out of hand and as a result a young man has lost his life.
"This appears to be normal tensions that appear to exist between groups.
"There's no one underlying reason that has brought this to a head."
Other senior police officers said that although the two groups were split along ethnic lines, there was nothing to indicate the battle was ethnically or racially motivated.
But young people in the area told the Toronto Star the fight was the result of a simmering feud between two groups sparked by a racial slur this summer.
Police would say only that the dispute was the result of "ongoing issues" among the youths.
Relatives rallied around the family of the dead Grade 12 honours student, trying vainly to make sense of what happened Friday night.
Friends left flowers and wreathsbeside the blood-stained curb where DHANOA fell.
Superintendent Gord SMYTH said police are concerned about the way the youths tried to deal with their problems.
"(We're) absolutely alarmed at it, because it's something we don't teach, it's something we don't tolerate," he said.
He said police would do "everything in our power" to ensure there would be no retaliation.
"No one went there with the intent of anyone losing their life," he said. "We have to be responsible for our actions.
"But we also have to send the message that what you do can gave dire consequences."
Vaughan Mayor Michael DI BIASE said the death was an "unexpected" result of youthful tensions.
"I am just as surprised as anyone else and sad," he said, adding he was unaware of any racial tensions among youth in his community.
"It's very unfortunate that sometimes youth groups get together and they don't realize that things do happen and can get out of hand," DI BIASE said.
"It's sad because it's a young life, something that should not have happened."

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-20 published
Special Investigations Unit names man killed by police following chase
Police say man, 21, fled van on foot
Shot at least twice behind warehouse
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
The province's Special Investigations Unit has identified the man shot dead by York Region police as Jeffery BLACK, 21, of Toronto.
BLACK was one of three men who police say ran from officers who answered a break-in alarm in a Markham industrial area shortly before midnight on Monday.
The trio had fled the scene on Esna Park Dr. in a stolen minivan, which crashed into another van just a block away.
The three suspects jumped from the minivan and fled on foot. One man was captured immediately and another arrested an hour later.
BLACK ran north on Alden Rd., near Woodbine Ave. and Steeles Ave. E., where he became involved in a struggle with an officer behind a warehouse and was shot at least twice. He was dead on arrival at Scarborough Grace Hospital.
The Special Investigations Unit announced yesterday it has added five witness officers to its list of those to be interviewed by investigators. It had already named one subject officer and one witness officer in the case.
The unit is also withholding the results of Tuesday's autopsy on BLACK.
"There's some information from there, specifically the number of shots fired and where Mr. BLACK suffered these wounds, that are all part of the investigation," Special Investigations Unit spokeswoman Rose BLISS said.
"We won't disclose that publicly until we've had a chance to conduct some officer interviews."
BLISS said an Special Investigations Unit team of seven investigators, including three forensic identification technicians, is attempting to secure video from surveillance cameras mounted on industrial buildings in the area.
The Special Investigations Unit probes all cases where contact between civilians and police results in serious injury or death.
Anyone with information can contact the Special Investigations Unit at 416-622-2150 or 1-800-787-8529.

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WILKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
PETERSEN, Niels Forrester (1912-2005)
On November 25th, at his home in Toronto, Niels taught us how to die with as much panache as he had taught us how to live. He passed away peacefully at 10: 30 p.m., surrounded by family and Friends, amid, laughter and tears, stories and songs. Niels was predeceased by his beloved wife Betty, his parents Niels and Amelia, and his sisters Irene and Thora. He will be deeply missed by his son Charles, daughter-in-law Riki TUROFSKY, daughter Jane and much loved grandchildren Corbett, Niels and James (Lara) PETERSEN, and Miranda, Jennifer and Katie BURFIELD. He will be greatly missed by his niece Victoria (Ken SPARKS,) and by many Friends including Else KILDEGAARD, and Niels Kildegaard PEDERSEN of Denmark, Doris LAFRENIER, Gordon FOOTE, David and Cathy WILKES, Saturday morning coffee klatch Friends Marie and Jim McGORMAN, Tessa BUCHAN, Julie and Mike PARKER and their wonderful daughter Katelyn, by Garry HANRAHAN, Oksana CHUYKO and also by long-time business associates and Friends Ted TREMAIN and Jim McMYN, and by Brenda WHITE/WHYTE who cared for him and made him laugh to his last hours. Niels was born July 3, 1912 in Ansdell, Lancashire. He was educated in Lytham Saint Annes and in Copenhagen, Denmark, before emigrating to Canada in 1929. Niels began a more than 70-year association with the Young Men's Christian Association of Canada when he joined West End Young Men's Christian Association, becoming Chairman of the National Board of Canada, and Chair of the International Finance Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. He was awarded the Fellowship of Honour by the Young Men's Christian Association in 1982. Niels met his beloved wife, Betty BAUCKHAM, at Young Men's Christian Association Geneva Park in 1938, and managed to engage her interest by disabling her boyfriend with a rigourous course of gymnastics. They were married in Toronto in 1942, shortly before Niels joined the Queen's Own Rifles. Flat feet kept Niels from serving overseas. During his service career he trained new recruits in physical fitness, including one grateful Officer who told him 50 years later that his training kept him alive on the beaches of Normandy. While in the army, Niels completed a three-year business correspondence course from Queen's University in one year, leading to a 60-year career in business. Niels was President and Chairman of the Board of Sterling Trust, and Chairman of Wellington Trust. He guided Investors Finance Corporation Limited and Commercial Financial for many decades. Niels' passion for boating, begun at 50 when his son, Charles, taught him how to sail, led to hours of peace and challenge in his much loved Nonsuch sailboats both in Florida and Ontario. He enjoyed photography, travel, classical music, and walking. A more recent hobby was following sailing races and reading newspapers from around the world on his computer. He particularly enjoyed listening to Rev. Dr. Andrew STIRLING, broadcast on the internet from Timothy Eaton Church, on the Sundays he was not able to get to service. Saturday morning coffee with Friends at the St. Lawrence Market demonstrated his lifelong gift, an ability to talk with anyone, about anything, at anytime, with laughter and zest. The family wishes to thank Dr. Vincent CHIEN and the A Team at St. Michael's Hospital, for their remarkable care during his final month, and Dr. David GREENBERG for his special kindness. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday, November 29, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service in celebration of his life will take place at Timothy Eaton Church on Wednesday, November 30 at 3: 00 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to a favourite charity. It is not often that a man can live for most of a century, can experience life before telephones, cars or airplanes were common, and can enjoy the fun of WiFi on an IMac, lucid to the end. He will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed.

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