WILLIAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-12 published
WILLAN, Dorothy Jean (SCHULTZ)
Passed away at The Grey-Bruce Health Service, Meaford site, on Sunday, July 10, 2005. The former Dorothy SCHULTZ. In her 65th year. Beloved wife of Jim, of Meaford. Sadly missed by two grandchildren, Teisha HARVEY and Zoe WILLIAN. Survived by her mother, Ruby SCHULTZ, and fourteen brothers and sisters, predeceased by one brother and one sister. Resting at The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where a public visitation will be held on Monday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A family funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005.
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WILLICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-28 published
BROWNING, Francis " Frank"
Francis "Frank" a resident of Bothwell, passed away peacefully at the Village Nursing Home, Ridgetown on Friday, February 25, 2005 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Marion (WILLICK) BROWNING. Loving father of Ken and Colleen BROWNING of Florence, Tom and Elaine BROWNING of Sarnia, Robert and Dianna BROWNING of Ridgetown. Loving grandfather of Carrie of Sarnia, Rod and Stephanie of Arizona, Paul and Susan of Sarnia, Raquel of London, Blair, Kara of Malden Centre, Tracy and Nick of Strathroy, Trina and Todd of Grand Bend, Troy of Strathroy and 7 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The BROWNING family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Alex GRAY/GREY of Bothwell officiating. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Four Counties Health Services Foundation or the charity of one's choice.

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WILLIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-19 published
WILLIE, Victor James
Freed from his earthly body to be presented to the Lord on December 17, 2005. Victor, beloved son of Victor John and the late Eva. Husband of Barbara ARMSTRONG. Father of Timothy and daughter-in-law Mairead. "Grumps" to grandchildren Caleb (6 years old) and Sarah (4 years old). Friends and family may visit at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (south of 401) 905-686-5589 on Wednesday December 21, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in our chapel on Thursday December 22, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Duffin Meadows Cemetery.

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WILLIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-10 published
QUANN, William " Bill" F.R.I., C.P.M.
Founder-Quann Agencies Ltd., Ottawa, Member of the Knights of Columbus
Suddenly, in Ottawa, Sunday, May 8, 2005 William (Bill) QUANN beloved husband of Rita McDONALD. Dear father of Theresa (John BAKKER), Dorothy (Keith LEE- WHITING), Cathy (Daryl YOULDEN) and Joan (Robin WILLIES.) Proud grandfather of Matthew (Yvonne,) Martha (Paul), Ian (Terrie), Gessica, Billy, Melissa (Paul), Ronny, Blake and Emma. Great-grandfather of Rachel, Jessica and Trinity. Survived by sisters Emily TENWOLDE, Rita MIDDLETON and Mildred MacLEOD and a brother Raymond QUANN. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday to Resurrection of Our Lord Church, Ottawa for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. In Memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated.
Kelly Funeral Homes (613) 235-6712

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WILLIGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-03 published
KIRK, George Alexander
Peacefully, at home, with his family by his side on Monday, May 2, 2005 in his 65th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Linda (née JOSSA.) Loving father of Lisa and her husband John WOOD, Louanne and her husband Glenn KEARSLEY, Cheryl and her partner Michael WILLIGAN, Kelly, and Paul DZWINKIWSKY and his wife Anne. Adored Poppy of Rachel, Louis, William and Emily. Lovingly raised by the late Ethel PORTER. Dear brother of the late Howard and Kenneth PORTER. Will be sadly missed by mother-in-law Ruthie, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, (905) 727-5421 on Wednesday, May 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Grace Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In George's memory, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Society.

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WILLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-18 published
Two women die in road crashes
The victims, age 28 and 51, were both killed in accidents involving transports.
By Jon WILLING, Special to The Free Press
Drumbo -- Two women were killed yesterday morning in separate crashes involving transport trucks. A 28-year-old London woman died after her car collided head-on with a transport truck on Highway 401 near Drumbo.
The collision occurred about 8: 30 a.m. when the woman's Hyundai Accent crossed the grassy highway median and collided head-on with a truck in the west lanes.
"The truck driver saw her coming and tried to shift over to the shoulder from the (right) lane, but he had no time to avoid the collision," Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police Const. Laurie HAWKINS said.
The woman driving the car was the vehicle's only occupant. Police withheld her name yesterday, pending notification of next of kin.
The 38-year-old Kitchener man driving the transport wasn't injured.
The front of the car became pinned under the front of the truck, which pushed the car about 30 metres before coming to a stop.
Blandford-Blenheim firefighters had to winch the car back from under the truck so they could free the woman.
She was trapped in the car for about 45 minutes.
Oxford County paramedics treated her before she was flown to Hamilton.
She later died from her injuries, police said.
The firefighters did an "amazing job" in freeing her, HAWKINS said.
Westbound traffic on the highway was backed up to the Cambridge area while emergency staff worked at the collision scene, near the Drumbo Road exit.
The highway was closed in both directions. It reopened about 12: 45 p.m.
HAWKINS said at the time of the collision there were light flurries. The road was wet but clear.
Const. Dennis HARWOOD said investigators are probing the cause of the crash.
"We're asking anyone who saw the car prior to the collision to come forward."
witnesses: can contact the Ontario Provincial Police at (519) A three-vehicle crash near Parkhill claimed the life of a Grand Bend woman.
Kathleen GREENE, 51, died at the scene following a crash between two sport utility vehicles and a transport.
A sport utility vehicle travelling east on Nairn Road about 7: 40 a.m. collided with the transport travelling north on Centre Road, Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police said.
The crash forced the transport into the south lane, where it collided with an sport utility vehicle driven by GREENE.
The driver of the sport utility vehicle travelling on Nairn Road was taken to hospital in Strathroy with minor injuries.
Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police said the intersection is controlled by stop signs on Nairn Road.

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WILLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-27 published
SMITH, Paul Lafayette
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Friday, February 25th, 2005, Paul Lafayette SMITH, B.Sc. Pharmacy, of London in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Janet SMITH (2000.) Loving father of Jamie SMITH and his wife Jean Ann of London, Gay WILLING and her husband Mac of Port Hardy, British Columbia, and Rosemary HODGES of London. Dear grandfather of April and Robin. Brother of Dean SMITH and his wife Joyce of California. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford) where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Paul are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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WILLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-07 published
School mourns teen killed by freight train
By Kelly PEDRO and Jon WILLING, Free Press Reporter; Special to The Free Press
Students at a Woodstock high school paid tribute yesterday to a classmate killed when he ran into the path of a freight train Tuesday night. Marc MATTHEWS, 17, of Embro, was killed instantly, police said.
"This is going to be one of those tragedies that shakes up the community," said Oxford Community police Const. Bob McDONALD.
Staff and students at College Avenue secondary school spent yesterday remembering MATTHEWS, a Grade 11 student.
"It's a sad loss when there's a sad, tragic accident," principal Judy THORNER said.
An announcement of MATTHEW's death was made to the school. Students signed a long piece of paper in the school's guidance office and wrote tributes to MATTHEWS.
After classes yesterday, students described MATTHEWS as a likable classmate.
"He was a good kid," Billy HARRIS, 15, said.
"I was weak today," Bobby WALKER, 16, said. "He was one of my best Friends."
MATTHEWS's uncle, Randy LOVE, said the teen loved outdoor activities, including skateboarding and swimming.
"He liked to do dirt biking and rollerblading," LOVE said, noting MATTHEWS was always willing to help those close to him. "If he could help you out, he would."
MATTHEWS was walking about 8: 45 p.m. when the lights and gates at a rail crossing on Wilson Street in the city's downtown were activated, police said.
Police aren't sure why MATTHEWS bolted across the tracks, where he was hit by a westbound Canadian National freight, said McDONALD.
Investigators are trying to determine if MATTHEWS was alone and where he was going.
Police ask anyone who saw what happened to call them at 537-2323.
The train was en route from Toronto to Sarnia.
The crew asked for relief at the scene and was replaced, said Canadian National's Ian THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.
The tracks were closed until about midnight.
The crossing is in one of the heaviest freight corridors, said THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, with about 40 Canadian National freight trains travelling through it every day.

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WILLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-10 published
Man held in wife's death
The trucker is charged with murder in the death of Lois MORDUE of Woodstock.
By Jon WILLING, Special to The Free Press
Woodstock -- A Woodstock trucker is charged with second-degree murder after his estranged wife's body was found in her home Monday.
The homicide probe is the city's first in nearly two years.
The body of Lois MORDUE, 59, a Woodstock hospital worker, was found by an officer on the main floor of her one-storey home at 17 Wendy Calder Pl. about 9: 30 p.m., police said.
Police have not said in what condition the body was found.
The news took neighbours aback on the small street, where MORDUE has lived since late last year.
"It's the perfect street," one woman said.
Police went to the home after they were called about a distraught man spotted near railway tracks in the area.
Erland Wallace MORDUE, 57, the woman's husband, was charged yesterday and briefly appeared in court before being remanded in police custody.
He's to appear in court again, through a video linkup from detention, on Friday.
Investigators are still trying to determine how MORDUE died, said Oxford Community police Chief Ron Fraser.
MORDUE was an employee at Woodstock General Hospital.
She had worked in the hospital's health records department for five years, said hospital vice-president Bruce CUNNINGHAM.
"Naturally, it was a shock for the staff to hear the news of a colleague," he said.
Two police cruisers were parked in front of the woman's home yesterday.
"She was a great person," said one neighbourhood resident, noting the woman has an adult son and a daughter who lives on a nearby street.
An officer confirmed police had a previous "dealing" involving the woman's address, but wouldn't elaborate.
MORDUE had lived by herself in the home, neighbours said.
"She was just a sweetheart," one neighbour said.
On the other side of the city, on Walter Street, neighbours of Erland MORDUE couldn't believe he's accused of murder.
"I'm just totally shocked," said Kathy MRYCHKO, adding MORDUE drives a truck for a local carrier and often worked.
"When he was here, you couldn't have a better neighbour," she said.

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WILLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-05 published
WILLING, Max
In loving memory of Max, a dear husband, father, and great-grandfather, who passed away July 1, 2004.
He was a wonderful husband, father, and great-grandfather
He will truly be missed, but never forgotten.
Lovingly always remembered, by your loving wife, Kathy, and family

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WILLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-12 published
WILLING, Max
In loving memory of Max, a dear husband, father, and great-grandfather, who passed away July 1, 2004.
He was a wonderful husband, father, and great-grandfather
He will truly be missed, but never forgotten.
Lovingly always remembered, by your loving wife, Kathy, and family

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WILLIOT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-16 published
WILES, William
Peacefully, at Ross Memorial Hospital on Saturday, June 11, 2005, Bill WILES of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Aurora, in his 71st year. Husband of Heather WILES and the late Ida WILES. Loving father of Bill (Sandra) of Markham, Sandra (Rob) of Orangeville and Karen (Ray) of Newmarket. Beloved Poppa of Matthew and Kaitlin WILES; Erika, Torey and Nikki TAFERNER and Jesse, Ryan and Liam GAMBLE. Dearly missed by his sister Roberta (Greg) VINCENT and his niece Barbara (Pierre) WILLIOT. Family will receive Friends at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (866-393-0063) on Saturday, June 18, 2005 from 10: 30 a.m. until Service time in the Monk Chapel at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Bobcaygeon Seniors' Centre or Bobcaygeon Community Care would be appreciated. Messages of condolence and donations may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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WILLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-14 published
OSBORNE, Doris Ruby (née MARKLE)
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, January 13th, 2005. Doris OSBORNE (née MARKLE) of Owen Sound in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Carl OSBORNE. Dear mother of Carl, Bill and his wife Cathy, Warren and his wife Harlene, Mary BAKER, Ruby and her husband Arnold HODGKINSON, Darlene and her husband Ivan KIRK, Larry and his wife Nancy, Shannon and her husband Donny WILLIS, Sherry ROBISON and Sharon and her husband Ron HENRY all of Owen Sound and Terry and his wife Denise of Waterloo. She will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Amy WOODS of Owen Sound. Predeceased by a son in law Ken BAKER and a granddaughter Charlene HODGKINSON. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Please call the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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WILLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-23 published
WILLIS, Sandra Dale Edith
Passed away at The Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Monday, March 21st, 2005. Sandra WILLIS in her 56st year. Dearly loved daughter of Eleanor and Alf WILLIS. Sister to Ted, of Arthur, Dennis, of Meaford and Dianne, of Port Elgin. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Resting at The Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where a funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 24th at 1: 00 p.m. Visiting Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the M.S. Society or the Diabetes Foundation or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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WILLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-20 published
ROBBINS, Myrtle Ruby
Peacefully, and surrounded by the love of her family at the Lion's head Hospital, on Thursday, May 19th, 2005. Myrtle (BARTLEY) ROBBINS, of Miller Lake, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon ROBBINS. Loving mother of Linda WILLIS, of Stratford Susan HUSTON, of Owen Sound; Doug and his wife, Janet, of Pike Bay; Dale and his wife, Tammy, of Miller Lake and Ben and his wife, Joy, of Wiarton. Sister of Lorraine (Irvine) Sutter, of Wiarton, Doris (Ivan) HOOEY, of Tobermory, Clarence (Marold,) of Miller Lake. Predeceased by two brothers, Cecil and Floyd. Also survived by eleven grandchildren and three great-grand_sons. The family will receive Friends at the Davidson Chapel, 71 Main Street, Lion's Head, on Friday evening, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lion's Head, on Saturday, May 21st at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Interment, Eastnor Cemetery, Lion's Head. Donations to the Lion's head Hospital or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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WILLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-19 published
WILLIS, Mary Eleanor (WADE)
Passed away suddenly at her residence in Meaford on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005. The former Eleanor WADE in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Alf WILLIS, dear mother of Ted, of Arthur, Dennis, of Meaford, and Dianne, of Port Elgin. Sadly missed by twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Sister of Doris MANN and Ted WADE. Predeceased by one daughter Sandra, four sisters Jean, Madeline, Edith, Evelyn and one brother Douglas. Also survived by sister-in-law Ellen WADE and brother-in-law Fred GILL. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where visiting will be held from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at The Meaford United Church on Friday, October 21st at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Crohn's and Colitis Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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WILLIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-18 published
WILLIS, Eileen
Of Mississauga, formerly of Markdale, in her 83rd year, passed away at her residence November 10th, 2005. Loving mother of Suzanne, of Oshawa, Wayne and his wife Betty, of Owen Sound, Barbara, of Toronto, Deborah and her husband Ric, of Burlington, Kenneth, of Mississauga, Karen and her husband Ron, of Whitby. Sadly missed by seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in remembrance of Eileen, November 26th, 11: 00 a.m. at Heritage Square Chapel, 6515 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga. Cremation has taken place.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-02 published
George Albert WILLIS
In loving memory of George Albert WILLIS, who died peacefully at the Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay on January 24, 2005, age 93 years.
Born to Frances WILLIS and Margaret BEAUDIN on July 27, 1911. Predeceased by his wife Marie (née COE) April 19, 1998. Father of Harold (predeceased July 12, 2003,) Ted and wife Maria of Sheguiandah, Joyce and husband Wayne KERR of Naughton. Grandfather and great grandfather of several and great great grandfather of one. Survived by one sister Bertha ANDERSON (husband Eddie predeceased) of Sudbury. Predeceased by brothers Albert (wife Fay), Fred (wife Devina) and Bill WILLIS and sisters Edith (husband Sam) ROBINSON, Ruth (husband Frank) STANDFAST, Martha (husband Albert) DAVIDSON. A gathering of family and Friends will happen in the spring in Hilly Grove Cemetery at the time of Burial. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-31 published
McLACHLAN, Lily Mae (formerly WALLIS, née WILLIS)
At Beattie Haven, Wardsville on Sunday January 30, 2005, Lily Mae (WILLIS) McLACHLAN formerly of Glencoe in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husbands, Milton WALLIS (1968) and Alvin McLACHLAN (1995.) Predeceased by 2 sisters and one brother, Flossie JOHNSTON, Glenn WILLIS and Marie JOHNSTON. She is fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe for the hour prior to the funeral service to be held on Tuesday February 1 at 11 a.m. Interment Alvinston Cemetery.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-08 published
WILLIS, F. Muriel
Peacefully, at her residence, the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys, on Wednesday February 2/2005. F. Muriel WILLIS age 77 yrs. formerly of London, daughter of the late Charles Leslie WILLIS and the former Florence PAGE and was predeceased by a brother Ross WILLIS. She is survived by a sister-in-law Persis WILLIS and a niece Rosalyn WILLIS both of London, a nephew Eric WILLIS and his wife Yum of Los Angeles, California. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate the life of Muriel WILLIS will be held at Grace Community Church (16 Hillside Crt.) Saint Marys, on Tuesday February 15/2005 at 1.00 p.m. with Reverend David HORNE officiating. In her memory donations to Community Living Saint Marys and Area (P.O. Box 1618, Saint Marys, Ontario. N4X 1B9. Telephone # 284-1400) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-25 published
WILLIS, Clifford " Cliff" Lloyd
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Clifford "Cliff" Lloyd WILLIS passed away, in his 67th year, at Parkwood Hospital, on Wednesday March 23, 2005. Loving husband of Edna WILLIS (nee DALY.) Dearly loved father of Ryan and his wife Tiffany. Dear brother of Rex "Dusty" WILLIS and his wife Jan, and Leonard WILLIS. Cliff will be lovingly remembered by his aunts and uncles; Winnie ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Marie OSMOND, Grace PARKER, Sade WILLIS and Gord OSMOND, and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Cliff worked for many years in Automotive Supply -- Paint Sales for Paint Plus and was a longtime member of the Army Navy Airforce #393. Family and Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Army Navy Airforce Service Sunday 7 p.m.). Funeral service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Monday March 28, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. with The Reverend Sam THOMAS officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. WILLIS

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WILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-16 published
HOBBS, Helen
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, Helen HOBBS in her 75th year. Dear mother of Stephanie MORTON (Keith) of London. Loving Grandma of Michael, Codie (Bear) and Colton. Sister of Kay WILLIS of London and Edward SLIVINSKI (Thelma) of London. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road, London on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Heart and Stroke Foundation) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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WILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-08 published
ATWELL, Cecil T.
Peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2005, Cecil T. ATWELL passed away at the McCormick Nursing Home in his 97th year. Loving father of Connie (Gord) WILLIS and Carol MICKS. Sadly missed by his 12 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Dear cousin of Bev TAILOR/TAYLOR and father-in-law of Willard GREEN. Predeceased by his daughter Muriel GREEN. Funeral Service will be held at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury), on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-19 published
WILSON, Phyllis Roberta (PERRY)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, Phyllis Roberta (PERRY) WILSON in her 82nd year. Sadly missed by her husband, Ronald Charles WILSON, children David (Jenny) WILSON, Nancy (Art) MacKAY, Barb (Doug) WHITE/WHYTE, Carol (Rick) STEVENSON, Sue (Scott) CLIFFORD, Sandy (Rich) WHITTINGTON and Linda (Jonathan) PITBLADO. Loving grandmother to Jamie WILSON, Shawn (Sherry) MacKAY, Heather (Keith) HERMANN, Neil MacKAY, Sarah and Darryl WHITE/WHYTE, Matthew and Daniel STEVENSON, Jason and Michelle CLIFFORD, Jeff, Mike and Shannon HICKS, Katie WHITTINGTON, Rob HOLTOM, and Andrew and Mark PITBLADO. Loving great grandmother to Marlayna MacKAY, Shae and Jessie BOYER, Dustin CLIFFORD and Nicole TALBOT. Predeceased by one son, Douglas Ronald WILSON, a sister, Helen WILLIS and a brother Elroy PERRY. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Thursday, August 18, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2005 at 1 p.m. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. WILSON.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-26 published
DOYLE, Olive Celine (née SADLIER) (18 January 1928-25 August With the greatest sadness, the family of Olive Celine DOYLE announces her passing on 25 August 2005. At the end, Olive slipped quietly away, with her sisters Eileen FAGAN of Ireland and Dolores WILLIS of England at her side. Her last weeks were spent with many members of her far-flung family and circle of Friends, and we know that made her happy and peaceful.
Olive spent the last years of her life gracefully fighting several extremely difficult battles, while always maintaining her lifelong commitment to independence. Always ready to offer help, she was staunchly determined to accept little for herself. Born late in the queue to a large, happy family in Dublin, Ireland, Olive grew up and lived well-loved. She was passionate about music, and is known to all her Friends and family as a shy but beautiful singer. She was devoted to her God in her quiet way. Naturally, she had a career (ever independent), and her work as a nurse satisfied her need to give for many years. To the very end of her life, she practiced her greatest pleasure - travelling. It's only a month since she returned from a wonderful visit to Ireland. Olive's passing was, in the end, just as she wanted; quiet, safe, and peaceful. Her family extends its sincerest thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood Hospital for making this possible, and welcoming us (even to letting us camp out) as if we were at home. Farewell, our sweetest Olive of the laughing eyes; we will miss you always. "Abhaile do mo chroi". Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St at King St, London on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave, Saturday morning at 10: 30 o'clock. Cremation with interment in St. Peter's Cemetery, 806 Victoria St, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-14 published
JONES, Audrey (WILLIS)
Peacefully at Four Teddington Park Avenue on Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Cyril JONES. Much loved mother of Barbara (Mrs. Thomas G. THORNTON) and cherished grandmother of Katie. Predeceased by sisters Vivien Linkert and Fern Marshall. Survived by sisters Mona DOAN, Shirley STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and brother Donald WILLIS. The family will receive Friends at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge) on Sunday, January 16th from 7-9 pm. A private family service will be held on Monday. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Four Teddington Park Avenue for their devoted care.
"To live on in the hearts of those we love is not to die."

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-29 published
DRYDEN, John
Passed away peacefully at his home in Port Perry, on Thursday, March 24th, 2005 in his 92nd year. Dearly loved husband of the late Ruth Irene (née NEWELL.) Much loved father of Jim and his wife Linda of British Columbia, Helen PORTER and Tony TEKNYOS of Oshawa and Anne MUDGE of Whitby. Grandfather of Jeanette, John, Cindy and Dave. Great-grandfather of 4. Dear brother of Jean LEAMEN and the late Mary WILLIS. Friends will be received by the family at Memorial Chapel Brooklin, 79 Baldwin Street Brooklin Village, Whitby. (905-655-3662) Tuesday, May 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will follow with interment at Dryden Pioneer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-01 published
TAMBERG, Karl Gustav
The Tamberg family sadly announces the passing of Karl on Friday, October 28th, 2005 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Lovingly remembered by his wife Helen (WILLIS,) his children Stella and Anthony (and his wife Lynda WANG,) grandchildren Erik, Kristen, Mark and Cheyenne, sister Helga Mady SALUM, and Friends. A private gathering will be held at the Donalda Club on Tuesday, November 1st, 2005. Donations in memory of Karl may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-09 published
HINCHEY, Madeleine (TIENNET)
Retired National Research Council of Canada. Passed away peacefully at the Civic Hospital on January 5, 2005. Daughter of the late Claude TIENNET and Rose PROULX. Wife of the late Charles H. HINCHEY. Predeceased by her sister Jeanne, her sister-in-law Eva (Albert) and her brothers-in-law Bert (Irene), George (Lucienne), Leo (Paulette), Henri and Romeo. Sadly missed by her niece Margo (Jean TROTTIER,) her grandnieces and grandnephews Diane, Lucie, Michel and Jean Pierre (Ailsa), and by her very good Friends Margaret DUNLOP (Ken GIBSON) and their children Elizabeth, Rebecca, Craig and Mark, Lucie LAPOINTE (Clive WILLIS) and her daughter Lauren, and Jean SHEEHY. Also missed by a number of great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews and many Friends. Madeleine had a wonderful love for life. As a friend, "Grandma", and "Ma Tante", she brought her infectious optimism and happiness to all who were close to her. Madeleine was born in Toronto in 1922 but resided in Hull and Ottawa most of her life. She had a very successful career at the National Research Council of Canada, retiring as the Secretary General to Council in 1984. She was the first woman at the Council to hold a number of senior management positions including chairing the selection committee for Canada's first slate of astronauts. Her passion for the Council and its work was well known. Thank you to all the staff at the Civic Hospital who took such good care of her. She leaves a great hole in our lives. Visitation: There will be no visitation. Funeral Service: Will be held on Saturday, January 15, at 11 a.m. at St.-Benoit-Abbé Church, Sherbrooke and Moussette corner, Gatineau (sector Hull), Québec. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend. The family will receive your condolences after the Funeral Service. Donations: At the Foundation of C.H.S.L.D.-La Pieta, 273 Laurier St. Gatineau, Québec J8X 3W8, would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements by Serge Legault Funeral Home Inc., 81 St.-Laurent Blvd., Gatineau, Québec J8X 1L8. For your condolence messages send a facsimile to (819) 771-7066 or e-mail at slegaultmf@bellnet.ca

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
JONES, Audrey (WILLIS)
Peacefully, at Four Teddington Park Avenue, on Wednesday, January 12, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Cyril JONES. Much loved mother of Barbara (Mrs. Thomas G. THORNTON) and cherished grandmother of Katie. Predeceased by sisters Vivien LINKERT and Fern MARSHALL. Survived by sisters Mona DOAN, Shirley STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and brother Donald WILLIS. The family will receive Friends at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge), on Sunday, January 16th from 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held on Monday. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Four Teddington Park Avenue for their devoted care. "To live on in the hearts of those we love is not to die."

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
WILLIS, Louisa Evelina (DE LA PERRELLE)
Passed away at her home on Sunday, February 6, 2005 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward John (Ted) WILLIS (Squire of The Funny Farm) for 63 years. Loved mother of Anne and Laurie ROBERTS of Grimsby, Pauline and David STANLEY of Meaford, John and Lynda WILLIS of San Diego and Robin WILLIS of Mississauga. Lovingly remembered by her 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Len DE LA PERRELLE and predeceased by her brother Eric DE LA PERRELLE. Dear sister-in-law of Pat DE LA PERRELLE. The WILLIS Family will receive their Friends at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2005. Private cremation to follow. If so desired, memorial donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
WILLIS, Russell F.
Peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 13th, 2005 at age 77. Russell, beloved husband of Bernice (Vicki). Dear father of Janine and her husband Ian MAXWELL. Grandfather to Spencer and Chloe. Survived by his sisters Dorothy and her husband Grant SMITH, Helen and her husband Karl TAMBERG. Resting at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905-852-3073) on Wednesday, February 16th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate Russell's life will be held in the chapel on Thursday, February 17th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment, Uxbridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopes and Dreams Team (to help save H.I.V./A.I.D.S. orphans' lives in Africa), 45 Archerhill Court, Aurora, Ontario L4G 6W9.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
WEEGAR, Rita (née WILLIS)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in her 80th year. Rita joins her beloved husband Fred (2003.) Much loved daughter of Eva Roy (CONISTON) and sister to Wayne WILLIS and wife Lois. Loving mother and best friend to her daughters Sharon HARBOURNE, Linda KING (Art), Wendy LANGLEY (Bill). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Elaine, Stephen, Richard, Tracy, Troy, Tanya and great-grandchildren Tyler, Avery, Lorna, Beth, Tia, Rory and Nolan. As per Rita's wishes following cremation, a Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at Aftercare Funeral Centre, 1097 O'Connor Drive (north of St. Clair) at 2: 00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated."The battle is over Mom, rest in peace"

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
OATLEY- WILLIS, Dorothy Edythe
In her 78th year, peacefully and with dignity after a courageous struggle with multiple sclerosis, on Monday, February 28th, 2005 at Bethany Lodge. Beloved wife and companion of Bert. Much loved sister of Bill and wife Myrtle. Loving mother of Paul and his wife Karen; Stephen and his wife Stasie; Mark; Anne and her husband David. Fun-filled grandmother to: Erin and Hallam, Matthew and Andrew, Isaac and Hannah, McKenzie and Benjamin. Our family would like to express their heart-felt thanks to the care-givers and staff of Bethany Lodge for their wonderful protection of her during these past three difficult years - she truly loved you! Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada as an expression of sympathy. "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." 2 Cor. 4: 17

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-24 published
WILLIS, Ivy
Peacefully at Kingsway Retirement Residence on Wednesday, March 23, 2005. Ivy WILLIS, dearly beloved wife of Ronald. Dear sister of Olive RULE. Dear aunt of Lisa and Ryan. Ivy will be deeply missed by family and Friends in Britain. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) on Saturday from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Funeral service in the chapel Saturday 11 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
WALZ, Karl Hermann
Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 3rd, 2005 at the age of 63 years. After a 4 year battle with cancer, Karl is now cruising the streets of Heaven on his Harley Davidson, Ultra Classic. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Dear father of Steven. Loving son of Emilie and the late Karl Rudolph WALZ. Dear brother of Siegfried Walter WALZ, Karen WALZ and her partner Demus WILLIS, predeceased by his brother Jurgen WALZ. Step-father of Gary CARRIERE, Danielle CARRIÈRE and her fiancé Ronald SHARPE. Loving grandfather of Brandon, Kyle and Decoda. Dear uncle to Michael WALZ. Dear son-in-law of Ben and Elvina PRICE, Shirley and Bernie SOLDAN and Ben PRICE Jr. Visitation will take place at The Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville (905-623-5668) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5th, 2005. Funeral Service will be held in our Chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 6th. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations made to The Cancer Society would be appreciated by Karl's family. www.northcuttelliott.com

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
WILLIS, William George " Bill"
Peacefully on April 27, 2005, in his 82nd year. Bill was a longtime employee of Canadian National Express and a lifelong resident of Aurora. He is survived by his sister Grace OLDS of Thistletown (Toronto,) his sister-in-law Kae WILLIS of London and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905-727-5421), on Thursday, April 28 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Bill was for many years a supporter of a number of children through World Vision (905-565-6100) and donations to this charity would be his wish.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-29 published
IRELAND, Marjorie Helen "Margo" (née LUSTY) (1920-2005)
Passed away gently on Thursday, April 21, 2005 with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Vern IRELAND. Loving mother of Verna and her husband Jim ROSE and Karen TRACE. Cherished grandmother of Heather (Derek), Matthew (Andrea), Kate, Lauren and great-grandmother of Morgan. Lovingly remembered by Kevin WILLIS and family. Dear sister of Audrey JUSTICE. Predeceased by her seven beloved sisters. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. in the Chapel at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (atGoulding, south of Steeles). Visitation with the family from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-08 published
WILLETT, Mary Aileen
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre, on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Graydon. Sister of the late James GOLDING and sister-in-law of Ella GOLDING, and dear aunt of Reg, Larry, Jerry and Doris, Joan GOLDING and the late Nevin GOLDING. She will be fondly remembered by Steve and Marge WILLIS; Stephanie and Mary-Ellen and their children Matthew, Melissa and Dylan; her extended family and many Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Friday, June 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
LASKIN was Supreme
The late Supreme Court chief justice Bora LASKIN went where no Canadian had gone before A non-conformist, he reinvented a stuffy bench while appealing to the layman, writes Tracey TYLER, Page F3
Canada's great chief justice of the 20th century had a word for his successes in life: accidentalism. If true, Bora LASKIN's arrival at the Supreme Court in the spring of 1970 might have been one of the best-timed accidents in Canadian history.
To the south, the United States Supreme Court was coming off a series of star turns with its history-making decisions on civil rights, from an end to school segregation to the Miranda ruling on the right to remain silent.
Life at Canada's top court had little of the same electricity.
Caught in a straitjacket of English law, never daring to take the pulse of the public, its nine male judges saw their job as correcting errors of courts below rather than developing a body of Canadian-made law, an approach that earned the court no profile internationally and little respect at home. Lawyers bemoaned its hidebound style.
Within a decade, however, an unassuming former law professor delivered the shock treatment many felt it needed.
LASKIN's appointment was the legal equivalent of Pierre Elliott Trudeau sweeping into office, Supreme Court Justice Ian BINNIE told a recent Toronto symposium that examined LASKIN's legacy and his enduring appeal -- 35 years after his appointment to the court, as its first Jewish judge, and 40 years after his appointment to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Many judges have served on the Supreme Court longer, but LASKIN had an indelible impact.
The court that captured the country's attention this month with a landmark ruling on health care was essentially one he created. He took a court that banned lawyers from citing works by living authors and "reinvented" it -- opening its doors to interveners and narrowing its focus to issues of national importance, BINNIE said.
LASKIN, who died in 1984 at age 71, never lived to see the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But as they assess his place in history, many legal scholars credit him with paving the way for the Charter by pushing judges to look beyond the letter of the law and consider social realities.
There's something more.
"He was the only serious, intellectual, non-conformist disturber to serve as chief justice," BINNIE said.
It seems Canadians liked what they saw.
"In my research, everyone knew Bora LASKIN... but no one who was not a lawyer could ever identify any chief justice after him," said Philip GIRARD, an associate dean at Dalhousie Law School and author of Bora LASKIN: Bringing Law to Life, a new book out this fall.
"LASKIN had a certain spark and he was associated with a lay person's idea of justice. He sort of helped convince them the court was on their side."
It helped that he appealed to notions of what a chief justice should be. Looking every inch a part of the establishment, LASKIN fit perfectly with his mutton-chopped predecessors pictured around the Supreme Court, BINNIE said.
In truth, he was the justice system's most trenchant critic and an anti-establishment figure, a trait sometimes discernible through an "armour-piercing gaze" that would put former Montreal Canadien Rocket Richard to shame, he said.
LASKIN enjoyed the oyster special at Ottawa's Rideau Club, but his favourite snack was a sardine and onion sandwich. He once pinch-hit for the governor general by delivering the throne speech (coached in French by daughter Barbara) but considered his proudest achievement belting the longest home run out of the ballpark in his hometown of Fort William, now part of Thunder Bay.
Frequently parting company with fellow judges on the law, he earned a reputation, some say undeservedly, as a "great dissenter" and some detractors.
"There were many lower court judges who hated him. They thought he was totally crazy," GIRARD said.
LASKIN dissented in no less than 108 cases in his 14 years on the court and many of his opinions, considered radical at the time, did become law, including a groundbreaking 1975 ruling that Iris Murdoch was entitled to an equal share of the family's Alberta ranch after separation.
He most famously broke rank in the politically charged 1981 patriation reference. True to his belief in strong central government, LASKIN found it would not defy convention to bring the Constitution home from England and entrench a Charter without consent from the provinces. The majority view forced a first ministers' conference and a deal that alienated Quebec.
BINNIE said LASKIN's independent streak is why he remains intriguing. Trudeau's decision to name him chief justice in 1974 would have been like making Martin Luther the Pope, he added.
It couldn't have helped that he leapfrogged over other judges with more seniority.
A chilly atmosphere predated his arrival at the court and may explain why he felt one of his great contributions had nothing to do with law. It was building a lunchroom, said his son, John, a judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal.
"At times, I think my dad found the Supreme Court of Canada to be a pretty isolated place. Judges tended to go their own ways."
LASKIN said he's not sure what his father would have thought of the symposium. He preferred to look to the future, not the past. But the irony of the Law Society of Upper Canada hosting the event in Osgoode Hall would have brought a smile to his face, he said.
The law society snubbed LASKIN and two fellow professors, Caesar WRIGHT and John WILLIS, by refusing to recognize the faculty of law they created at the University of Toronto after they quit their Osgoode Hall teaching jobs in 1949.
LASKIN studied undergraduate law at U of T, then completed a master's and his legal articles before heading to Harvard University to study for a master of law under future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter in 1936-37.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal was in full swing and people like Frankfurter were challenging conventional legal thinking. A similar skepticism permeated LASKIN's academic writings.
"His basic message was the courts are really out of touch. They don't understand modern conditions and are living in a nostalgic dream world," GIRARD said.
LASKIN was born in Fort William on October 5, 1912, to Russian immigrants whose priority was a good education for their sons and who helped pay for it by renting out their home.
LASKIN's father moved into a hotel and ran the family's furniture store, while LASKIN's mother went to work as a housekeeper in Toronto. LASKIN and his brothers followed.
The academic credentials he racked up at Harvard weren't enough to get him a job after graduation.
Shut out of Toronto law firms by restrictions on Jewish lawyers, he wrote case summaries at 50 cents each for law reports. In 1940, he took over for his former teacher at University of Toronto and became a "workhorse" later at the law school, teaching more courses than anyone else, said former student and retired judge Horace KREVER. LASKIN's children say he would have happily stayed a professor.
"I think he enjoyed his work more than anyone I have known," said his son. "He also had a capacity to work extremely long hours and a tremendous ability to survive on very little sleep, which I don't have."
Two and 3 a.m. bedtimes were common, said daughter, Barbara, who recalls her father coming down the hall late at night, rubbing his hands "in glee" after knocking off another judgment.
LASKIN worked in a basement office his children called "the dungeon" but always had dinner with his children and wife, Peggy.
There were many family vacations by car. Though not a good swimmer, LASKIN liked being near water and found it soothing. When they were together, he rarely talked shop.
"My dad had two great loves in his life. One was law. The other was his family," his son said. "He watched me play basketball he watched Barbara dance."
"The LASKINs had a hoop in their driveway and it got a lot of use from the neighbourhood," said Justice Stephen GOUDGE of the Ontario Court of Appeal, who got to know LASKIN as the father of his nursery school friend John.
Later, he came to appreciate LASKIN's role in shaping the country's postwar labour law.
Courts were hostile to administrative tribunals, such as labour relations boards, but LASKIN argued they should be left to do their work. He was also in high demand as a labour arbitrator and GIRARD considers LASKIN's arbitration rulings among his most significant.
They include his decision during a 1958 strike at a Scarborough plant that arbitrators could award damages for breach of a collective agreement.
On the Supreme Court, LASKIN was in the minority in siding with Sophie Carswell's right to picket her employer's business at a Winnipeg shopping centre, considered off limits as private property. LASKIN likened malls to modern-day town squares.
As a judge, LASKIN liked nothing more than having former law students appear before him. But nothing "peeved" him more than sloppy English, Barbara said. A lawyer who uttered the words "at this point in time" was likely to be met with a stern stare, followed by the question, "You mean, 'today?'"
He was proud when a former English teacher called to say she used one of his judgments as an example of good writing. He always wrote in longhand, said his son, who does the same.
As he settled in on the court, LASKIN churned out more judgments every year, said symposium organizer Neil FINKELSTEIN. He dissented less often. When he did, Justices Wishart SPENCE and Brian DICKSON/DIXON often joined him. They were known as the " LSD gang."
And the others? LASKIN rarely spoke candidly of those who disagreed with him, but former law clerk John McCAMUS, now an Osgoode Hall Law School professor, recalls him letting down his guard just once. When he arrived at the chief justice's office, LASKIN, with a twinkle in his eye, handed him a dissenting judgment.
Then, he dusted off an apocalyptic phrase, one used by reporters to describe conservative judges who blocked progressive U.S. legislation in the 1930s. "I wonder," he said, "what the Four Horsemen will think."

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-27 published
CAMPBELL, Jean
At Marnwood Lifecare Centre, on Saturday, August 6, 2005. Jean CAMPBELL, age 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Albert CAMPBELL. Dear mother of Donna JOHNSON, and Ross and Linda CAMPBELL. Cherished grandmother of Karen and Brian, Paula and Richard, Scott, Lisa and Terry, Jason and Kim, and Joshua. Great-grandmother of Jean and Benjamin KILPATRICK, Tilley, Hannah and Olivia WOLFRAM, and Nora SHAW. Loving nephew Brant WILLIS. A Memorial Service will take place at The Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to: www.northcuttelliott.com

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
WILLIS, George Branley
In his 84th year of life, after a valiant and dignified struggle with heart disease, we announce the passing of George, peacefully in the early hours of Monday, September 12th, 2005. His family feels blessed to of had these last few weeks to surround him with our love and caring, sharing our favourite memories, each of us telling him what a wonderful, loving, nurturing husband, father and grandpa he was. Everyone who knew him knows the love of his life was his devoted wife Gladys (BURTON,) who will always treasure the 60 years of marriage they shared. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Allan and his partner Jan of Florida, Nancy and her husband Derek of British Columbia, Garth and his wife Lynne, Donna and her husband Ian. Beloved by his grandchildren Timothy, Jonathan and his wife Carolyn, Stefan, Ryan and partner Becky, Matthew, Darrin, and Holly. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of George's Life was held privately by his family.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-30 published
WILLIS, Beryl (née LORENZ)
Longtime resident of Weston and Member of Central United Church. Peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre, in her 88th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Ken and sister Gwen REEVE. Beryl is survived by her niece Jane MacMILLAN, great-niece Meredith MacMILLAN and her husband Brian McKAY and her many dear Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. A service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11: 30 a.m. Private interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Central United Church or St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to beryl.willis@wardfh.com

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-01 published
TAMBERG, Karl Gustav
The Tamberg Family sadly announces the passing of Karl on Friday, October 28th, 2005 at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Lovingly remembered by his wife Helen (WILLIS,) his children Stella and Anthony (and his wife Lynda WANG,) grandchildren Erik, Kristen, Mark and Cheyenne, sister Helga Mady SALUM, and Friends. A private gathering will be held at Donalda Club on Tuesday, November 1st, 2005. Donations in memory of Karl may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
McDONALD, Daniel Joseph " Bunny"
Peacefully, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on Thursday, November 10, 2005. Bunny McDONALD, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Pearl (née KELLY.) Loved father of Gerard and his wife Lynne, Danielle WILLIS and her husband Gary, Dennis, Mary ST. CYR and her husband Rene, Jude and his wife Heather, Cletus and his wife Jane, and Keith and his wife Heather. Lovingly remembered by 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 6 step-grandchildren. Also survived by 2 brothers Gordie and John, 5 sisters Agnes, Marion, Sharon, Marjorie and Patricia, and their families. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by mother Mary McLEOD, father Daniel McDONALD and step-father Carson McLEOD. Mother-in-law Elizabeth KELLY and father-in-law Dennis KELLY. Lovingly remembered by many family and Friends both here and in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King St. E., Oshawa with Mass of Christian burial from Holy Family Catholic Church on Monday, November 14th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. Visitation Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Sunday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
PATTENDEN, Grace (formerly WILLIS, née LEHMAN)
(Life Member of Pine Orchard Church of Christ and Member of the Vandorf Women's Institute)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Monday, December 12, 2005 in her 91st year. Grace (née LEHMAN,) beloved wife of Walter PATTENDEN of Gormley and the late Edgar WILLIS. Loving mother of Nancy and her husband Bill FURZECOTT of Newmarket. Dear sister of Arlene THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Bernice KINGSTON, Frank and Murray LEHMAN, and the late Melvin LEHMAN and Laura HILL. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, and her cat Gordy. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held at the Pine Orchard Church of Christ on Wednesday at 1 p.m., followed by interment at Aurora Cemetery. Memorial donations or the World Wildlife Fund or Canadian Wildlife Fund would be appreciated.

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WILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-15 published
Sobbing pals recall their 'rose'
Kitchen volunteer fed hungry with food from own fridge
Pattern of abuse started early in victim's life, cousin says
By Jessica LEEDER, Staff Reporter with files from Dale Anne FREED
Rose McGROARTY was known for putting the needs of others -- to eat a good meal, find shelter, have a shower -- before her own. Even among close Friends, the 46-year-old rarely talked about her aches, the causes of the bruises beneath her sweater, why she spent so much time volunteering at the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre, or made it her home away from home.
If only she had, mournful Friends said yesterday, her fate might have been different.
"I can't help thinking that I wish I had known what you were going through," a friend wrote to McGROARTY in a letter read at a packed memorial service at the community centre. The building houses the kitchen where McGROARTY spent six days a week the last three years volunteering and making Friends -- until she disappeared last month. Her dismembered body parts have been found throughout the city.
But a family member said it would have been out of character for the hard-luck woman to tell anyone if she was a punching bag. She learned early, the cousin said yesterday, to distract herself and not dwell on what was really going on.
"I understand that she didn't have a whole lot of money in Toronto," said Kimberly CAMPBELL, a cousin who grew up with McGROARTY in London, Ontario "The catch here is that it didn't start (in Toronto)," she told the Star in a phone interview. "But Rose Marie was the type of person, no matter what anybody did to her, she would never talk about it."
A pattern of abuse in McGROARTY's life started early, when she was about 6 or 7, CAMPBELL said. She was living in London at the time, and with her mother unable to care for her -- for reasons that are unclear -- McGROARTY moved into a boarding house run by Edith SANDERS.
In 2002, SANDERS was convicted for enslaving and torturing children, including CAMPBELL, her adopted daughter, from the 1950s to the 1980s. SANDERS' victims testified at her trial that while under her care, they were beaten with hockey sticks, tortured with a cattle prod and forced to eat animal feces. SANDERS was sentenced in January 2003 to four years in prison on four counts of assault and three counts of assault causing bodily harm. She died last year while on parole.
The conviction stemmed from allegations brought by CAMPBELL and other siblings; none of the charges that resulted in conviction related to McGROARTY.
"Rose Marie didn't have a fighting chance (in life,)" CAMPBELL said, recounting their tormented childhood. "Dysfunctional leads to dysfunctional. She didn't get the education she needed, she was abused mentally and physically, and yet she went along in life and tried to accomplish and do the best that she could.
"It sounds to me that she was doing wonderfully for what she experienced in her lifetime. She was such a forgiving person."
"This was Rose's home. This was a very important place for her," said Peggy-Gail DEHAL- RAMSON, a Parkdale community advocate.
Nearly 100 people gathered at the memorial service, one of two held for McGROARTY yesterday. Leaning on canes -- and each other and wiping wet cheeks, those whom McGROARTY treated like family lamented their great loss. At times, centre general manager Victor WILLIS had to pause to console the crowd.
"There's such a disconnect between who she was and how she died," he said. "We will not let another woman be harmed in our community."
Three women who worked alongside McGROARTY in the kitchen each day, Michelle WALDRON, Jean McGRATH and Sugar WALKER -- who had a red silk rose pinned to her top -- sobbed uncontrollably during the reading of farewell letters they wrote to their friend.
"Knowing someone like you, Rosie, you really were a 'rose,'" one letter said. "A good friend. A beautiful person. A 'rose' could not be so sweet as you!"
Greg DOWE, 25, met McGROARTY through his grandmother, Marjorie, who frequently offered up her Dunn Ave. apartment for McGROARTY when she needed a reprieve.
"This is just like killing a part of my family," DOWE said. "She's the kind of person who would give up their life in order for somebody else to live. Everything about her was to make everybody else happy."
Later in the afternoon, Father Vaughan QUINN asked 20 parishioners to remember McGROARTY and her good works at a service at the Missionaries of Charity Convent, near her apartment.
WALKER said McGROARTY had been trying to mend fences with her mother and two children, in their 20s, after years of estrangement.
After the hour-long service at the Parkdale community centre, Friends stayed to trade favourite stories about McGROARTY. She was a rare volunteer who allowed the very hungry to come back for seconds -- if the food ran out, she wasn't above running home and taking from her own fridge.
Robert WISZNIOWSKI, McGROARTY's 50-year-old common-law husband, has been charged with second-degree murder.

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