McLAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-05 published
STENGER, Anna T. (née LEKAI)
Anna T. STENGER (LEKAI) of Tillsonburg at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday April 4th, 2005 in her 87th year. Loving mother of Agnes McLAIN of Tillsonburg. Dear grandmother of Alex, George and Joe McMASTER. Loving great-grandmother of Crystal, George, William and Jennifer. Predeceased by her parents Michaly and Elizabeth (STAUB) LEKAI, her husband Karl STENGER (1993), five sisters and two brothers as well as sons-in-law, William McMASTER and James McLAIN. Anna's family will receive Friends at the Ostrander Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Funeral Mass for Anna will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg on Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Michael LANGAN celebrating. Parish prayers will be recited Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Right of committal in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. If desired memorial donations may be made tot he Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Personal condolences may be sent at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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McCLAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-30 published
STANDING, Velma Jane (née BREEDON) (McCLAIN)
Passed away at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, on Sunday, May 29, 2005, in her 90th year. Loving companion of Joe BROWN. Loving aunt of Marilyn WESTLAKE and Joyce DUGGAN. Sister of the late Noreen WESTLAKE, Ross WOOD, and Oriole BREEDON. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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McCLAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
McCLAIN, Florence May
At Bradford Valley Long Term Care Facility, on Friday, June 10, 2005. Florence Maw, in her 94th year, beloved wife of the late Edgar McCLAIN. Loving mother of Ruth (Bill ZERBACK,) Betty (Murray GORDON,) and Myrna (Morris CHAPUT.) Loved by her grandchildren Debbie and Brad ELLISON, Jim and Paula DERMOTT, Terry and Annette GORDON, Ross KERR, and the late Bonnie KERR, and her great-grandchildren Jim, John, and Jessica ELLISON, Calandra, and Travis DERMOTT and Ashley BOUCHER. Predeceased by her 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477, on Monday, June 13, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel 11: 00 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2005, followed by interment in Mount Tegart Cemetery, Tottenham. Donations in Florence's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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McCLAIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
MOREY, Ernest Rocklen " Ernie"
Peacefully with his family by his side, on Saturday, November 26th, 2005 at Etobicoke General Hospital. Ernie MOREY, in his 77th year, beloved husband of Betty Hume (McCLAIN.) Loving father of Mike and Joyce, Rich and Debbie, John and Gail McCLAIN, Shirley and Jim KANT, and Janette and Stu CARRICK. Loved by his grandchildren Kim, Chris, Natalie, Tiffany, Max, Mark, Adam, Heather, Jeff, Jennifer, and his 2 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Don and Wendy, Dave and Pat, Velma and the late David WALKER, Lorna and Jim GRAY/GREY, and the late Bob, Nina and Vivian. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Tuesday November 29th, 2005 from 12: 30 p.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 3: 00 p.m. A private family interment service will take place at a later date. Donations in Ernie's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McLAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
MORGAN, Brad
Suddenly, as the result of an accident, on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Brad MORGAN, 25 years of age, loving son of Lilah and Barry of St. Catharines. Dear brother of Barry Jr. of Scarborough. Loved fiance of Sandra McGRATH of Barrie. Dear grand_son of Charles and Emily WRIGHT of Welland and the late Ethyl MORGAN. Beloved nephew of Bob and Linda WRIGHT, Kathy and Mike HOMINUCK, Paul and Cathy WRIGHT, Tom and Carolle WRIGHT, all of Welland, George and Linda WRIGHT of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Louise and Lee SCOTT- GOATS, Anita and James SEXTON, Kevin and Jennifer WRIGHT, all of Prince George, British Columbia, Jim and Kerri WRIGHT of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Debi HALLAM of Vernon, British Columbia, Glenn MORGAN and Holly HENDERSON of Pickering, Steve and Linda MORGAN of Whitby, Kevin and Marti MORGAN of Apex, North Carolina Dan and Magda MORGAN of Scarborough, Rob and the late Maureen MacLAM of Ajax, James and Sandra MORGAN of King City, and numerous cousins and many Friends. Brad grew up always involved in lacrosse and hockey. He played with the St. Catharines Jr. B Falcons, went on to play Ontario Hockey League Jr. A hockey for the Barrie Colts and Sudbury Wolves, and finished his hockey career with Saint Mary's University Huskies in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Brad was beginning to embark on a promising, successful business career. Brad is resting at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines until Thursday at 9: 30 a.m. A Celebration of Brad's life will be held in St. George's Anglican Church at 10 a.m. Cremation. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial remembrances to the Oncology Clinic in honour of Brad's grandparents would be appreciated by the family. Online Guest Book: www.dartefuneralhome.com

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McLANE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-12 published
CLARK, John Joseph " Joe"
At University Hospital, London on Monday, October 10, 2005. John Joseph "Joe" CLARK of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of M. June (BRYCE) CLARK. Dear father of John Walter CLARK and his wife Susan of Mount Brydges. Dear brother of James CLARK of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Bernard CLARK of Kitchener and Geraldine BETTIOL and her husband Frank of Mississauga. Predeceased by his sister Mary McLANE and his brothers William and Francis CLARK. Dear brother-in-law of Florence CLARK and Joan CLARK both of Cambridge. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to a memorial service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Thursday, October 13th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Douglas H. ROSS officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London, Ontario, N5V 3K5 or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McLAREN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-20 published
McGRATH, Maryalice " Pat" (BAKER)
At the Southampton Care Centre, on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, at the age of 89 years, the former Maryalice BAKER. Wife of the late Emmett McGRATH. Mother of Paul and his wife Nancy, of Burlington, and Wayne and his wife Sue, of Port Elgin. Grandma to Kaylan and Stacey McGRATH. Special companion of Peter LITTLE, of Port Elgin. She is predeceased by one sister Betty McLAREN. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 6: 30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, July 21st. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel following visitation on Thursday evening, 8: 30 p.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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McLAREN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-29 published
MAHER, William Verne Nelson
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Friday, August 26, 2005. Nels MAHER of Owen Sound in his 72nd year. Beloved husband and best friend for 49 years of Jean (née WEIR.) Dear father of Brian and his wife Cindy and Clare and his wife Stephanie all of Barrie, Lenore and her husband Brad GERVAIS of Allenford, Shannon and her husband Paul WEITENDORF, Nadine and her husband Bill McNABB and Karen and her husband Darcy KING all of Owen Sound. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Terra MAHER, Lisa and Erin WEITENDORF, Chandra and Ashley GERVAIS, Jessamyn and Jacob McNABB, Clarissa and Amber KING and William and Joshua MAHER. Also survived by two sisters Rosemary KELSO of Wiarton and Sharon McLAREN of Owen Sound. Predeceased by a grand_son Matthew MAHER. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church on Wednesday morning at 10: 30 a.m. Interment, Saint Mary's Cemetery. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation, St. Mary's Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
WHITTAKER, Joan
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre (Universi ty Hospital) in London, Ontario, on January 19, 2005 in her 80th year. Deeply missed by daughter Diane WHITTAKER and her partner Barry McCARTHY. Beloved grandmother of Madison McCARTHY. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Helen HARSHAW, her ex-husband Walter Leslie WHITTAKER and her brother Maurice McLAREN in England.
Joan had many Friends who will miss her keen mind, her enthusiastic participation in a variety of pursuits and her devoted Friendship. She contributed to the development of many young men and women in her 40 year career as a teacher and guidance counselor, first in England, and then for many years at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. Joan enjoyed her membership in several groups of the University Women's Club of North York - Afternoon Duplicate, Table Hoppers, Book Study and Food with Flair and will be missed by many members of these groups. She was also a keen member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club. Joan enjoyed tending to her beautiful perennial English garden, crosswords, tennis, cooking, golf and spending time with Madison. We wish to express our profound thanks to Juliana TABARIKI, Jackie BROWNING, Jenna GOODHAND, Rose GENDERS and the staff from ComCare who cared for Joan with compassion, love and humour for the past six months. We also wish to express deep gratitude to the nurses on the 7th floor at University Hospital whose loving care will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Breeda O'FARRELL and Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ for their loving concern and compassionate guidance. We are also grateful to Dr. STRONG and all the caring members of the Motor Neuron Clinic Team at University Hospital and the other team members on the 7th floor. Visitation at 1: 00 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 24, 2005 at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville. Arrangements through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
BEAN, Maurice McLaren
Peacefully at Alexandra Marine General Hospital, Goderich, on Monday February 21, 2005 Mr. Maurice McLaren BEAN of Auburn in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Maureen (MORRITT) BEAN. Loving father of Dana and Joyce BEAN of Auburn, Yvonne BEAN and Shawn HENNEBURY of Victoria, British Columbia. Cherished grandfather of Mike, Brett, Tony and Danielle BEAN. Dear brother-in-law of Laura BEAN, Goderich, Janis and Brock VODDEN, Blyth. Predeceased by his parents George and Susanna (McLAREN) BEAN and by brother Ivan BEAN. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes, 407 Queen Street, Blyth on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church, Auburn on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Lung Association or charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-06 published
SCHLEGEL, Ruth Barbara (née SCHWARTZENTRUBER)
Ruth Barbara SCHLEGEL, 87, of Tavistock passed away at her residence on Monday, April 4, 2005. She was born in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County on February 4, 1918 a daughter of the late Christian E. SCHWARTZENTRUBER and the former Mary JANTZI/YANTZI. She married LeRoy "Roy" SCHLEGEL in Wilmot Township on June 3, 1936. He predeceased her on December 26, 1983. Mother was a beautiful hostess and was known for her generous hospitality and her cooking abilities in summer camps and nursing homes. Following their marriage she and Roy farmed in Wilmot Township until they founded the PeopleCare Tavistock Nursing Center in 1968. She was a member of Wilmot Mennonite Church. She was lovingly cared for by Myrna SIMON, Eva McLAREN and Kathryn FLETCHER and passed away peacefully in her home. She will be missed by family and Friends, but fond memories of her will be treasured in our hearts forever.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-16 published
McLAREN, Doris
At the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus on Friday, May 13th, 2005, Mrs. Doris McLAREN of London. Beloved wife of the late Roderick. Cherished mother of Donald McLAREN of London, Deb WELCH and her husband Bill of Mississauga. Also loved by her grandchildren Brian and Riley. Dear sister of Phyllis PHILLIPS of Montreal and her cousin Lionel LADOUCEUR of Rawdon, Quebec. Friends will be received at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks North of Oxford), on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Rd. N., London, on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. with Reverend Tim DOBBIN officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-18 published
McCOLL, Marjorie M. (formerly McLAREN, née ANDERSON)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - South Street Campus on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005 Marjorie M. (ANDERSON) McCOLL of London. Beloved wife of the late Allan J. McCOLL and the late Roy McLAREN. Dear step mother of Donald McLAREN of Buffalo, New York and step mother-inlaw of Gwen McLAREN of Burlington. Predeceased by her sisters Isabel HOBBS and Nora McGARRELL and her brothers George, William and Grant ANDERSON. Also loved by her step grandchildren Jodi NICHOLSON and her husband Randy of Barrie and Brooke McLAREN and his wife Krista of Oakville, her 6 step greatgrandchildren and her nieces, nephews and their families. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, May 19th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Kevin STEEPER of Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6 or to the charity of your choice. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-31 published
DOERR, Dorothy " Dot" (née SCOTT)
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Stratford and Barrie, Dorothy (Dot) DOERR passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at the age of 84. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late Walter and Beatrice (McLAREN) SCOTT. Beloved wife of Carl DOERR. Loving mother of Carol and her husband George WOLF of Duart. Grandmother of Michelle and her husband Wes ROELOFS of Morpeth, George WOLF and his wife Susan of Strathroy and Jamie WOLF and his wife Stephanie of Blenheim. Greatgrandmother of Kyle and Jessica ROELOFS, Sarah and Steven WOLF and Joshua WOLF. Sister of Kenneth SCOTT and his wife Irene of Stratford and the late Bill, Glen and Bruce SCOTT. Sister-in-law of Marion SCOTT of London, Beatrice HURAS and Hazel TUER, both of Stratford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Dot was a devoted member of the Anglican Church and was a past volunteer at Four Counties Health Services. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service from the Funeral Home at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 with The Rev. Stephen DEMITROFF of Church of the Advent (Anglican) officiating. Interment at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford at 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2005. Donations, made by cheque, to Four Counties Health Services appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
LEES, Mary Margaret
Peacefully at Marian Villa, London, on Wednesday, June 28, 2005. Mary Margaret LEES (née Stuart) in her 91st year. Wife of the late John F. LEES. Dear mother of John S. LEES (Mary) of London, James LEES of Alberta, Michael LEES of British Columbia, Marshall LEES (Alison) of Chicago and Stephen LEES (Elizabeth) of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Daniel MAEDA, Aislinn, Alene, Thomas, Cameron and Robert. Sister of Ellen OATES of Hamilton. Predeceased by her daughter Patricia and her sisters Ruth McLAREN and Ann BROWN of Hamilton. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Mary's life will be announced at a later date. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Canadian Cancer Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-06 published
RILEY, Elaine (GLANVILLE)
At Exeter Villa, Exeter on Monday, July 4, 2005 Elaine (GLANVILLE) RILEY formerly of Huron Park in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill RILEY (1996.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Ron and Marilyn RILEY of West Lorne, Floyd and Lynda RILEY of Centralia, Cheryl and Dave KENNEDY and Carolyn and Randy REDMOND all of Huron Park, Marilyn and Bill DICKSON/DIXON, Rob and Tracey RILEY and Joanne McLAREN all of London and Gayle RILEY of Lucan. Also survived by 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Donna NEWMAN of London, Meryl and Gloria GLANVILLE of Seaforth, Cecil and Betty GLANVILLE and Marion and Tom PENHALE all of Exeter and Marjorie GLANVILLE of Staffa. Predeceased by her parents Wilbert and Lucinda GLANVILLE, a son Don (2000,) a grand_son Herbie and granddaughter Jennifer LEE. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 7th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Cathy PROUT officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-02 published
WILLIAMS, Gladys "Willa" (formerly GRIFFITH, née McLAREN)
Peacefully at Extendicare, London on Thursday, September 1st, 2005, Gladys "Willa" (McLAREN) WILLIAMS of London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Melvin J. WILLIAMS and the late William B. GRIFFITH. Dear mother of Yvonne ESSELTINE of London, Gary GRIFFITH and his wife Ann of Kitchener and Wendy McROBERTS and her husband Wayne of London. Predeceased by her son Don GRIFFITH, her grand_son Jeffrey McROBERTS and her son-in-law Bob ESSELTINE. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, September 3rd, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Chris KRAATZ officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6, the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or to the charity of your choice.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-27 published
DAY, Lorna J. (née MURRAY)
In Tavistock on Wednesday, October 26, 2005, Lorna J. DAY (nee MURRAY) of Woodstock. Beloved wife of Frank. Dear sister of Ellen STEVENS (Robert) of Tobermory and Douglas MURRAY (Marion) of Woodstock and sister-in-law of Carole McLAREN (Jim) of Woodstock. Also survived by her nieces, nephews, great niece and great nephew. Friends will be received at the Smith LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street, North, Woodstock on Friday, October 28, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the funeral service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment later at Oxford Centre Pioneer Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith LeRoy (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-28 published
HALL, Louisa Irene (SANDICK)
Of Ingersoll Avenue, in Woodstock, on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 in her 100th year. Irene was born in Ingersoll on March 16, 1906, the eldest child of J. Ernest and Mary (WEIR) SANDICK. She spent her childhood on her parents' dairy farm near Beachville. In her youth Irene was catcher on the well known Dunn's ladies softball team, until she went off to Normal School, London, in 1925. In 1926, she began her teaching career in a small school in Lakehurst, north or Peterborough, and a year later she married John D. HALL of that community. Together they had six children - Douglas (Rhonda) of Montreal, Quebec, Pauline (Bob McLAREN) of Hickson, Delbert (Sheila) of Innisfil, Richard (Janet) of Woodstock, Keith of Woodstock, and Dennis (Thea) of Hadashville, Manitoba. From 1934 to 1952 the family resided in Innerkip, where Irene was active in the United Church and various community events. After John's death in 1953, Irene went back to teaching - serving in several Oxford County schools, among them Centreville, Southside, Beaconsfield, and Hickson. She loved children and could remember almost all of those she taught - long after her retirement in 1971. She kept mentally alert until her life's end, enjoying scrapbooks and puzzles, scrabble and cards - usually beating her care-giver, Keith, quite handily. In addition to her children and their spouses, Irene is survived by twenty grandchildren and their spouses, thirty-three great-grandchildren and spouses. She also has a sister Nell (Mrs. Alex) HART. She is predeceased by brother Gordon SANDICK (Elsie,) and numerous life long Friends and relatives with whom she shared her long and productive life. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004 on Friday October 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where a funeral service to celebrate Irene's life will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Margaret MURRAY the officiant. Interment in the Innerkip Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-23 published
BROWN, Neil
Suddenly at his residence in Port Burwell, Ontario. Neil BROWN (Hoot) passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at the age of 64 years with Laurie and David by his side. Greatest father and companion to his son David and his fiancée Laurie BELL. " The best brother anybody could ever have had" to Ray BROWN and his wife Janet of Smith Falls, Ontario. Terrific brother to Karen BROWN of Calgary. "The best Uncle you could ever ask for" to Kimberlee EVOY and her husband Richard of Smith Falls, Kristine BROWN and her fiancé Kevin CARDINAL of Smith Falls, Phillip BROWN of Ottawa, and Christopher BROWN of Smith Falls, Tracey McLAREN of Essex. Great Uncle to Kaitlyn and Tyler. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Myrtle BROWN. Neil will be greatly missed by his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. The family will receive Friends and family for visitation at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) on Wednesday, November 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for Neil will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Peter McNAUGHTON officiating. Interment Straffordville Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque only) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-08 published
McLAREN, Stephen and Joan (GROSVENOR)
In loving memory of Joan (January 4, 1946-December 8, 1985) and Stephen (February 13, 1976-December 6, 1978). Joan's light still shines in the heart of those who knew her. The memory of her smile and caring nature will continue to live on. Stephen's short 2½ years with us left a place in our hearts for those requiring special care. Together, they watch over us from above and shower us with the memory of their love. Larry, Susan, Julie, Allison, David and those they never knew, Jeff, Ryan, Cassie and Josh. Joan (GROSVENOR) McLAREN Every time I look at our daughter I see your sparkling eyes and I know you are looking down and smiling. It's been 20 years and I still miss you every day! I love you Mom!

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-21 published
WHITTAKER, Joan
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital), in London, Ontario, on January 19, 2005 in her 80th year. Deeply missed by daughter Diane WHITTAKER and her partner Barry McCARTHY. Beloved grandmother of Madison McCARTHY. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Helen HARSHAW, her ex-husband Walter Leslie WHITTAKER and her brother Maurice McLAREN in England. Joan had many Friends who will miss her keen mind, her enthusiastic participation in a variety of pursuits, and her devoted Friendship. She contributed to the development of many young men and women in her 40 year career as a teacher and guidance counsellor, first in England, and then for many years at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. Joan enjoyed her membership in several groups of the University Women's Club of North York -- Afternoon Duplicate, Table Hoppers, Book Study and Food with Flair and will be missed by many members of these groups. She was also a keen member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club. Joan enjoyed tending to her beautiful perennial English garden, crosswords, tennis, cooking, golf and spending time with Madison. We wish to express our profound thanks to Juliana TABARIKI, Jackie BROWNING, Jenna GOODHAND, Rose GENDERS and the staff from ComCare who cared for Joan with compassion, love and humour for the past six months. We also wish to express deep gratitude to the nurses on the 7th floor at University Hospital whose loving care will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Breeda O'FARRELL and Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ for their loving concern and compassionate guidance. We are also grateful to Dr. STRONG and all the caring members of the Motor Neuron Clinic Team at University Hospital and the other team members on the 7th floor. Visitation at 1: 00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2005 at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville. Arrangements through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-18 published
MacLAREN, Clara
Peacefully at Woodhall Park, Brampton on Wednesday February 16th, 2005 in her 89th year. Wife of the late Donald (1989), and loving mother of Fiona (Bruce) and Patricia (Sharon). Proud grandmother to Elspeth (Mark) KILLINGER of Arizona, Mark of Cambridge, Ontario, and Greg (Tori) of Paris, Ontario Will be remembered by her niece Jane MILLER (Bob) of Florida.
Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown) 905-877-3631 on Tuesday February 22nd, 2005 from 12: 30 pm until time of Memorial Service held in the chapel at 1: 30 pm. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To send expressions of sympathy, visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-12 published
CORBETT, Alexander Boyd (1916-2005)
Royal Air Force / Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 Prisoner of War
Long-time employee of the Ford Motor Company of Canada. At age 88 years, died on March 7, 2005 at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Boyd is survived by his wife of 56 years, Isobel (Jo), daughters Deborah, Leslie, and Tracy; grandchildren Benjamin and Alyson; and sisters Pegge BOWES, Bette McLAREN and Beverly LANNIN. Interment in Merrickville, Ontario at a later date. Special thanks to the staff of Dover House (Nanaimo) and the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, and to Doctors Ehman and Love.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-15 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Michael William, U.E.L., Queen's M.B.A.
September 26, 1946 to March 12, 2005 in Picton, Ontario
Michael left the earth as he lived on it: gently, passionately, and adventurously. He fought a valiant battle with cancer caused from exposure to asbestos. Thanks to all of his caregivers.
He is loved truly, madly and tenderly by his wife Victoria Margaret RYCE and two dogs, Stuka and Pongo. He is deeply loved by his children - daughter Caley and granddaughter Teya, son Brendan, daughter Heather, and daughter Briare and grand_son Eli with his former wife Barbara TAILOR/TAYLOR.
Loving kindness came from his in-laws, Peter and Allana RYCE, Sr., Margaret and Curly KENNEDY, Peter RYCE Jr., Julie and little Peter, along with the Scottish clan of Maureen, Janetta and Tom. Aunt Alexandra DYER, sister Donna TAILOR/TAYLOR, his best friend Peter McLAREN, and a long list of buddies, enjoyed many excellent times with Michael, especially his puns. Cheers.
Michael's love of the outdoors inspired him to canoe the Arctic and many places in North America, especially his favourite Algonquin Park. Now you are one with everything, darling.
A Celebration of Michael's life will take place at Cressy United Church, 20 minutes south of Picton on Monday, March 21st at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. If desired, donations to Pathways to Independence or Algonquin Park would be appreciated by the family, by cheque only please. Arrangements entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. W., Picton. On-line guest book and donations at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-16 published
MacLAREN, James Wade, B.A.Sc., S.M., LL.D. (hon)
Died on June 13, 2005 in his 84th year at Sarnia, Ontario. Proud husband and dear friend of the late Jessie Marie Simpson MacLAREN and father of their sons: Jim (Beverley), Ian (Margaret), Andy (Debra) and Tom (Janet). Proud Grandpa of Timothy of Ottawa, Eli (Jody MASON) of Toronto, Oliver and Julia of Edmonton, Lauren, Kristen and Tyler of Sarnia and Thomas, Benjamin and Peter of Halifax. Will be long remembered for his visionary work in water management in Canada and beyond. Visitation at D.J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 Victoria Street North, Sarnia, from 7: 00 until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17. Funeral service at St. George's Anglican Church, corner of Charlotte and Vidal Sts., Sarnia at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of Guelph University and addressed to Blackwood Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
PRICE, Christine D (née McLAREN)
Passed away on June 12, 2005 at U.B.C. Hospital - Purdy Pavillion in her 77th year, after a short illness. Christine is survived by her caring husband of 53 years, Mike, her children Ian (Lisbeth), Georgina (Mike), and Fiona (John), and her grandchildren Erik, Thomas, Robert and Ariel. She is also survived by members of the McLaren and Stevenson clans of Toronto and Peterborough, Ontario. Christine attended Bishop Strachan School, graduated from University of Toronto and studied Russian language and literature at U.B.C. She was an accomplished pianist; entertaining her family often. Her volunteer work included helping with early childhood literacy, delivering Meals on Wheels for over 25 years, and being involved with numerous community endeavours. She was an active member of the University Women's Club, the Vancouver Racquets Club, and Brock House. She thoroughly enjoyed the company of her bridge and book club companions. Christine was an avid reader and was happy to share stories around the dinner table, the dog park and with her numerous neighbourhood Friends. A number of those stories included very fond memories she had of her summers spent on Stoney Lake in Ontario. She will be sadly missed by family, Friends and a myriad of dog walkers whom she met since moving to Point Grey over 40 years ago. The family would especially like to thank her neighbours who were so helpful and generous during her illness. At her behest there will not be a funeral. All who knew her are welcome to a gathering in her home on Sunday June 19th, 2005 between 1 and 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vancouver Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or the charity of your choice.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-26 published
GLASSCO, Meredith Grant
Peacefully at Peterborough on July 25, 2005 in his 95th year. Husband of the late Jean Kidder GLASSCO. Father of David (Gail McLAREN), John (Jane HIGGINSON), Jane (Carl DAVIS), Marjory (Andy PATTERSON) and Hugh (Colette COUTURE.) Grandfather of Bridget and Clare; Jennie, Tom, and Jack; Kate, Saul, and Meredith; David (Jen) and Jeannie; Noah, Emilie and Julia. Brother of Marjory YOUNG and the late Grant, Joan, Ruth and Hugh. Meredith lived his life well, taking great joy in his family and his music. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Art Gallery of Peterborough and Dying with Dignity. A special thank you to Maria TOMAS, Pam WILKINSON and all the wonderful care givers. The family will receive Friends at his home, 509 Homewood Avenue, Peterborough on Sunday, July 31 from 3-5 p.m.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-03 published
McLAREN, Catherine " Kay"
At Central Park Lodge on Friday, September 30, 2005, after a short illness, Kay died at age 96. Predeceased by Lucy, her beloved twin sister, Kay will be greatly missed by her Friends, Geoff and Jeanette CLARK, and remembered with affection and respect for her indomitable spirit by her Friends at Leaside Gate and by family Friends, James and Maggi DIGNALL in Edinburgh. Kay emigrated from Scotland in 1929. She worked for Crown Life for 38 years, retiring with Lucy in 1972 to their garden in Leaside. A service to commemorate Kay's life will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 12.00 p.m. at Central Park Lodge, 10 William Morgan Drive, Toronto. Kay's ashes will be scattered with her sister's in Edinburgh. With thanks to Cherry, Erlinda, Zeta and Ida for their gentle care over the years.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-19 published
McLAREN, Curtis Patrick
Passed suddenly on October 17, 2005 at age seventeen, in Markham. If a life lived can be measured by the depth and breadth of human spirit and by the love one person holds for all others, then Curtis has lived an infinite life in his mere 17 years. Born August 10, 1988, he overcame numerous heart operations, complications and medical challenges. A devastating stroke December 25, 1998 challenged him to learn to walk and talk all over again. He rejoiced in his focus on being normal and healthy. He proudly shared with his family numerous awards for courage, determination and respect. An accomplished one-handed magician, a creative touch with video and digital media, and an open and apparent appreciation for mankind allowed his strong sense of self to impact on all. Much loved youngest son of Patti (née COLBORNE) and Dr. Stephen McLAREN of Markham, brother of Laura and Robert; cherished grand_son of 'Granny' Lois COLBORNE of Port Hope and 'Grandma' Marjorie McLAREN of Cornwall. Comfort waits in the arms of 'Papa' Gord COLBORNE and 'Grandpa' Lyle McLAREN. His many aunts, uncles and cousins will hold him in loving memory. He will truly miss his Friends, classmates and teachers. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20th from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue (3 lights north of Hwy 7), Markham (905) 305-8508. Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 21st at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St. North, Markham, with Reverend Wes DENYER presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Curtis may be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, or your local community hospital. Curtis, your laugh, engaging smile, love for life and all its joys will be embraced, held forever in our hearts and always remembered.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-18 published
James Wade MacLAREN
By Isobel HEATHCOTE with Jim's sons, Friday, November 18, 2005, Page A20
Water resources engineer, mentor, environmental crusader. Born October 18, 1921, in Toronto. Died June 13 in Sarnia, Ontario, of natural causes, aged 83.
Canada's water resources community lost its conscience when Jim MacLAREN died. Shrewd, short with fools, yet deeply generous to Friends and colleagues, Jim worked for more than 60 years to safeguard Canada's water.
Jim studied engineering at the University of Toronto and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was eager to join the war effort, but his father, a decorated veteran, persuaded him that the forces needed educated men, too, so he stuck to his studies for a time before at last enlisting in the army. However, a few months later Jim was injured in a motorcycle accident in an officer training exercise at Camp Borden, Ontario Bungled surgeries led to more than 18 months in army hospitals. Jim missed the war entirely, and emerged permanently lame.
In 1946, Jim met Jessie Marie SIMPSON, a Toronto nursing student. In Jim's words, it was the "greatest event of my life." They married two years later.
In 1950, Jim and his father, the distinguished engineer James Ferris MacLAREN, established James F. Maclaren and Associates, an engineering firm specializing in the design of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Jim became president of the company when his father died in 1962, and continued in that role until September, 1980, when the company was bought by Lavalin Inc.
Once Jim left private practice, he had a series of senior advisory roles, including membership on the Inquiry into Federal Water Policy, chairmanship of the Ontario Clean Water Agency, and adviser to the Walkerton Inquiry looking into tainted water in that Ontario community. Jim became one of Canada's most visionary environmental thinkers. Colleagues at the Canadian Environmental Law Association recall the "great debate" Canadian Environmental Law Association hosted at Toronto City Hall in the mid-1980s. Jim faced off against Tom KIERANS, the promoter of the Great Recycling and Northern Development Canal proposal to dam up James Bay, turn saltwater to fresh, and ship it south. Knowing where you stood with Jim involved a few certainties: don't laugh at your own jokes; don't waste water; take your licks as you deserve them; serve your client, your community, your country, your world, and do so honestly.
Jim's work was recognized through many awards, including those from the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Association (1979), the Engineering Institute of Canada (1984), and an honorary degree from the University of Guelph (1995).
Behind his sometimes forbidding exterior lay a kind and generous heart. A mentor to countless young engineers and scientists -- and not a few cabinet ministers -- Jim had a rare talent for understanding not only the technical issues, but also the complex political, economic, and human factors underlying them.
Close to Jim's heart always was his family: his beloved Jessie, their four sons, Jim, Ian, Andy, and Tom, their daughters-in-law and ten grandchildren. In 1997, he and Jessie moved to Sarnia, Ontario, a summer haunt for him as a boy and home to Andy and his family.
Jim's impact on Canadian water resources management continues through the work of engineers, scientists, and policy-makers across Canada on drinking water protection, water conservation, and full-cost pricing of water and sewerage services.
Isobel is Jim's friend and colleague.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
LEGAULT, Ruth Eleanor
Passed away at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Andre (Andy). Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Nikki. Dear nanny of Jesse. Also fondly remembered by her sister Myrtle McLAREN. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 12 noon. Cremation to follow.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
McLAREN, Annie (née SKINNER)
The matriarch of our family has passed this life, on Friday, January 7, 2005, in her 99th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Duncan McLAREN, dearly loved mother of Noreen, the late Esther and late son-in-law Mel ROLSTON, and the late Sandy. Dearest grandmother of David (Sandy) and Terry (Doris) ROLSTON. Dear great-grandmother of Melissa, Taylor, Duncan, and Samuel ROLSTON. Honorary member of Ulster United L.O.B.A. and Crystal Chapter No. 5. Longtime resident of New Toronto and member of Century United Church. She will be sadly missed by relatives and Friends in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, the U.S. and Canada and her neighbours. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705), on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service in the Chapel Monday at 1 p.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com. Absent from the body, Present with the Lord.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
WHITTAKER, Joan
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital) in London, Ontario, on January 19, 2005 in her 80th year. Deeply missed by daughter Diane WHITTAKER and her partner Barry McCARTHY. Beloved grandmother of Madison McCARTHY. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Helen HARSHAW, her ex-husband Walter Leslie WHITTAKER and her brother Maurice McLAREN in England. Joan had many Friends who will miss her keen mind, her enthusiastic participation in a variety of pursuits, and her devoted Friendship. She contributed to the development of many young men and women in her 40 year career as a teacher and guidance counsellor, first in England, and then for many years at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. Joan enjoyed her membership in several groups of the University Women's Club of North York - Afternoon Duplicate, Table Hoppers, Book Study and Food with Flair and will be missed by many members of these groups. She was also a keen member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club. Joan enjoyed tending to her beautiful perennial English garden, crosswords, tennis, cooking, golf and spending time with Madison. We wish to express our profound thanks to Juliana TABARIKI, Jackie BROWNING, Jenna GOODHAND, Rose GENDERS and the staff from ComCare who cared for Joan with compassion, love and humour for the past six months. We also wish to express deep gratitude to the nurses on the 7th floor at University Hospital whose loving care will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Breeda O'FARRELL and Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ for their loving concern and compassionate guidance. We are also grateful to Dr. STRONG and all the caring members of the Motor Neuron Clinic Team at University Hospital and the other team members on the 7th floor. Visitation at 1: 00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2005 at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville. Arrangements through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
MacLAREN, Clara
Peacefully at Woodhall Park, Brampton on Wednesday, February 16th, 2005, in her 89th year. Wife of the late Donald (1989), and loving mother of Fiona MAYCOCK and her husband Bruce of Cambridge, and Patricia MacLAREN (Sharon) of Georgetown. Proud grandmother to Elspeth (Mark) KILLINGER of Arizona, Mark of Cambridge, Ontario, and Greg (Tori) of Paris, Ontario Will be remembered by her niece Jane MILLER (Bob) of Florida. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown) 905-877-3631 on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 from 12: 30 p.m. until time of Memorial Service held in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To send expressions of sympathy, visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
McLAREN, James Millar
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Saturday, March 12, 2005, in his 94th year. James McLAREN of Sutton West, beloved husband of Marion and dear father of Barbara TUCKER, Judith McLAREN and Catherine KISSEL. Proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. Memorial donations to the Canadian War Amps would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-10 published
JANE, Murray Boyce (1922-2005)
Peacefully at Peterborough Civic Hospital, April 7th, 2005, husband of his wife of 60 years Mildred (McLAREN.) Loving father of sons Dennis and Charles, and daughters Jennifer and Deborah GRIFFITHS. Papa will be greatly missed by his twelve grandchildren Christopher, Alexander, Nicole and Laura Jane of Victoria, Ariana, Nikita, Conrad and Emma Jane of Peterborough, and Thasis, Tracy, Morgan and Brittany of Claremont. Predeceased by his mother Vera (BOYCE) of Harrowsmith and father Charles of Midland, and five brothers Percival, Donald, Charles, Gordon and Robert formerly of St. Catharines. Friends and family will be received at Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough (just west of Warden Ave., 416-773-0933) on Monday, April 11 from 10 a.m. until Funeral Service time at 12: 00 p.m. complete in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-19 published
CARR, Denis Aloysius
Peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Monday, April 18, 2005. Loving husband of the late Margaret Jeanne (née KEATING.) Devoted father of Kathleen CARR, Rose Marie (Claude) BABIN, Bernadette (Len) LACEY, Denise (Gerrard) McGARRAGLE, Sean (Karen) CARR. Forever cherished by sixteen grandchildren. Beloved brother of Hugh CARR (Ballyheerin, Ireland) and brother-in-law Jimmy DOHERTY. Sadly missed by dear friend Mary McLAREN and lifelong friend Sister Rose CONSIGLIO. Special thanks to Dr. James WADDELL of St. Michael's Hospital and Bishop LACEY for their care and compassion. Denis will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and Friends in Ireland, Scotland and Canada. Denis was the proud recipient of the Canadian Caring Award as a result of his extensive volunteer work at St. Michael's Hospital. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Wednesday, April 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 8: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue) on Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made in Denis' memory to the Good Shepherd Refuge (412 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1T3). "Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, with all your mind, and love others as yourself." Luke 10: 25

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
HUNTER, Mary Lillian (née McLAREN)
Member of Eastern Star and The Maples Women's Institute. Passed away at Dufferin Oaks Nursing Home, Shelburne on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 in her 89th year; loving wife of the late W.H. (Bill) HUNTER (1991;) loved mother of Larry and his wife Petra, Roy and his wife Jacqueline and Tim and his wife Ann; dear grandmother of Amanda, Aaron, Megan, Jessica, Christine, and Michael; also sadly missed by her sisters Betty, Doris and Patsy and her brothers Alan and Herb and her other relatives and many Friends; predeceased by her sisters Lois, Nancy, Margaret, Merle and Helen and her brothers Bill and Hugh. A celebration of Lillian's life will be held at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends 1 hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers donations to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
HUNTER, Mary Lillian (née McLAREN)
Member of Eastern Star No. 197 and Life Member of The Maples Women's Institute. Passed away at Dufferin Oaks Nursing Home, Shelburne on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, in her 89th year; loving wife of the late W.H. (Bill) HUNTER (1991;) loved mother of Larry and his wife Petra, Roy and his wife Jacqueline and Tim and his wife Ann; dear grandmother of Amanda, Aaron, Megan, Jessica, Christine, and Michael; also sadly missed by her sisters Betty, Doris and Patsy and her brothers Alan and Herb and her other relatives and many Friends; predeceased by her sisters Lois, Nancy, Margaret, Merle and Helen and her brothers Bill and Hugh. A celebration of Lillian's life will be held at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends 1 hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-28 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Evelyn
At Headwaters Health Care Centre on Sunday, June 26, 2005 in her 88th year; beloved wife of the late James WHITE/WHYTE (1983;) loved mother of Stephen and his wife Mary of Orangeville, Geraldine McLAREN and her husband Rob of Oshawa; dear grandmother of Meg, Patrick and Clare; also sadly missed by her sister Betty SLADE predeceased by her 3 brothers and her 3 sisters. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be from St. Timothy Catholic Church, 42 Dawson Road, Orangeville on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
McLAREN, John " Ian"
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at age 66. Ian, loving husband of Stephanie. Caring father of Colin and David (Nancy). Beloved brother of Morag (Robert) and uncle of Alan. Ian will be sadly missed by Patricia (mother of Colin and David) and fondly remembered by all of his family and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. in the Chapel of The Ogden Funeral Home, (St. Clair Chapel), 646 St. Clair Ave. W. (west of Bathurst), with visiting one hour prior to service time. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
FESSENDEN, Grace Ellen (née WOOD)
Went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 12, 2005, in her 89th year. Loving wife for 67 years of Albert (Bert) FESSENDEN of Innisfil, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents Flora and William WOOD; brothers Roy and Wilf, and survived by her sister Eleanor of Innisfil. Beloved mother of John (Donna) of Waterloo, Ontario Bob (Doreen) of Sherwood Park, Alberta; and Alan (Ellen) of Orangeville, Ontario. Grandmother of Steve, Gord, Matthew, Daniel, Carol SUGGITT, Joanne ALVES, Sara AMBROSE and Debra McLAREN, and great-grandmother of 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 23rd at 2: 00 p.m. at St. James United Church, Stroud, Ontario. In memory of Grace, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Church, or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville, Ontario (519) 941-1392. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
O'LEARY, Rose Mary (formerly RUFFO, née MANCUSO)
Formerly Rose RUFFO (née MANCUSO). At Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, on Saturday July 30th, 2005, in her 85th year, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Born Rosina MANCUSO to the late Gianbattista MANCUSO and Angeolina FEDERICA in Toronto on March 16th, 1921. Rose is survived by her son Valentino RUFFO of Milton, Ontario. and her daughters-in-law Patricia RUFFO and Beverly MacLAREN, her granddaughter Joanna RUFFO (Etobicoke,) her stepdaughter Maureen YOUNG (David) of Etobicoke, her stepsons John O'LEARY of Toronto, and Councilman Michael O'LEARY (Mary) of Acton, Ontario.; her siblings Evelyn BARAN (Michael) of Unionville, Val MANCUSO (Pat) of North York and Sam MANCUSO of Hanover, Ontario, sisters-in-law Vera and Evelyn. Predeceased by her husband Joseph RUFFO Sr. (1966,) her husband Alphonse O'LEARY (1982,) her sons William Anthony RUFFO (1950,) Joseph RUFFO Jr. (1995) and her granddaughter Valerie RUFFO (1997,) her siblings, John MANCUSO, Albert MANCUSO, Leo MANCUSO (Gladys), Caroline DI CICCO (Tony), Angelina FRANCHI (Sal,) and Mary GENOVA (Bill.) Rose will be missed by all her many nieces, nephews and Friends, and her many euchre and cribbage playing buddies at Franklin Horner Community Centre and King Gardens Retirement Home. A very heartfelt thank you to the nursing and support staff at the Heart Function Clinic, Trillium Health Centre, Queensway for the great comfort and care to Mrs. O'LEARY and to the management and staff at King Gardens. God Bless you all. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel at 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario. (Hwy. 10 North of the Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2340 Hurontario Street, Mississauga. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Frontier College, 35 Jackes Ave., Toronto. M4T 1E2 (416) 923-3591 or to a charity of your choice.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-20 published
MacLAREN, Frances Gertrude (née McLEAN)
Peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at the Central Park Lodge, Toronto in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Douglas MacLAREN (1976.) Loving sister of Bernardine EARLY, Walter McLEAN and Frank McLEAN. Predeceased by her stepson Ian MacLAREN; sisters Margaret WRIGHT, Mary DILLON, Doreen FOURNIER and brother Murray McLEAN. Frances will be dearly missed by all her nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto at 2 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home, 416-241-4618.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-22 published
STOW, C.P. "Ticker"
Died at home in Penetanguishene on August 18, 2005, age 84. Predeceased by his wife Betsy, he will be missed by their sons Matthew, Rowland and Dunc McLAREN and by their families and his many Friends. During World War 2, Ticker was a Flight Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force and flew on the Pathfinder Force earning the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. Following the war, he emigrated to Canada and met and married Betsy TREES and they lived in Thornhill. In 1975, he retired from Trans-Canada Pipelines and they moved to Port Sandfield. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2005 from 1: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Brooklea Golf Club in Midland, located on Highway 93, south of Midland and south of Highway 12. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to the Stow Fund, c/o the Huronia Communities Foundation, 375 King Street, Midland L4R 3M7.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-16 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Terrilee
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at her home in Barrie on Tuesday, September 13, 2005. Terrilee ADAM/ADAMS of Barrie, and formerly of Collingwood, Innisfil and North Bay, at 43 years of age. Dear mother of Corilee CLIFFORD and Sunny CLIFFORD. Dear daughter of Edythe (Alvin) MacLAREN of Sundridge. Dear sister of Carol Ann REES. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd. Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Saturday, September 17, 2005 from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral service in the Lathangue Chapel at 3 p.m. Donations to the New Cancer Centre at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie would be appreciated. Condolences to dashlar@rogers.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
McLAREN, Curtis Patrick
Passed suddenly on October 17, 2005 at age 17, in Markham. If a life lived can be measured by the depth and breadth of human spirit and by the love one person holds for all others, then Curtis has lived an infinite life in his mere 17 years. Born August 10, 1988, he overcame numerous heart operations, complications and medical challenges. A devastating stroke December 25, 1998 challenged him to learn to walk and talk all over again. He rejoiced in his focus on being normal and healthy. He proudly shared with his family numerous awards for courage, determination and respect. An accomplished one-handed magician, a creative touch with video and digital media, and an open and apparent appreciation for mankind allowed his strong sense of self to impact on all. Much loved youngest son of Patti (née COLBORNE) and Dr. Stephen McLAREN of Markham, brother of Laura and Robert; cherished grand_son of "Granny" Lois COLBORNE of Port Hope and "Grandma" Marjorie McLAREN of Cornwall. Comfort waits in the arms of "Papa" Gord COLBORNE and "Grandpa" Lyle McLAREN. His many aunts, uncles and cousins will hold him in loving memory. He will truly miss his Friends, classmates and teachers. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20th from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue (3 lights north of Hwy. 7), Markham, 905-305-8508. Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 21st at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St. North, Markham, with Reverend Wes DENYER presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Curtis may be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, or your local community hospital. Curtis, your laugh, engaging smile, love for life and all its joys will be embraced, held forever in our hearts and always remembered.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-30 published
VILLENEUVE, William John " Bill"
Peacefully, at home, and after a lengthy battle with multiple health issues, passed away early Saturday morning, October 29, 2005, at the age of 78. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Violet. Loving father to daughters Dianne and husband Dave STRIBLING Peggy and husband Glenn McLAREN- VILLENEUVE; and son William VILLENEUVE Jr. Loving grandfather to David, Marnie and husband Scott, Jody, Derek and Ryan, Jennie and husband Rob, Krista and husband Dave, and great-granddaughter MacKenzie. His passions were his family, his faithful dog Chelsea and his love of camping. He will be dearly missed and forever remembered. Viewings will be held for family and Friends on Monday, October 31st, 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday November 1st, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral proceedings to be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main St. North, Brampton, Ontario, 905-451-1100. Interment at Meadowvale Cemetery.

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-24 published
SAUNDERS, Gloria Ann (née McLAREN)
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Gloria Ann SAUNDERS at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at the age of 55. Gloria's four years of fighting breast cancer has come to an end, but her compassion for others to beat this disease, lives on forever. Beloved wife of Alan SAUNDERS. Loving mother of Matthew SAUNDERS. Dear sister of Donna and Ron DUMOLIN, Deborah and Mark STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, all of Peterborough, Lynda and Ron AUGER of Salt Lake City, daughter-in-law of Derek and Anne SAUNDERS, sister-in-law of Lisa and Domenic OPPEDISANO of Maple, John and Denise SAUNDERS of Mississauga, Paul and Donna SAUNDERS of Brooklin. Predeceased by her parents, Leslie and Hazel McLAREN. Special aunt of many nieces and nephews. Gloria will be sadly missed by her family, Friends and coworkers. She was a Senior Manager at the Scotiabank in Mississauga. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday from 5-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or the Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Special thanks to all the staff at the oncology ward at Credit Valley Hospital; to Dr. MYERS (Credit Valley Hospital) and Dr. SUSSMAN (Juravinski Cancer Clinic;) to all the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Carpenter Hospice that gave Gloria the dignity and quality of life that helped her and her family through tough times; to our good neighbours in the "Enclave" for their support. Thanks also to the staff and patrons at Gator Ted's for their great support; to all of Gloria's Scotiabank peers from the east coast to the west coast; to my fellow tradesmen and management for their compassion and time needed to care for Gloria; finally, to both sides of the family for being there from beginning to end.www.smithsfh.com

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McLAREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
Curtis McLAREN, 17: Love of life was magic
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
There might be some who would say there was no magic in Curtis McLAREN's young life. His parents knew within two weeks of their third and youngest child's birth that he had heart problems of the sort that necessitated four operations in his first three years of life -- but all of them palliative, none of them healing, none of them ever presented as a cure.
He was born without a left ventricle, the chamber that works as the heart's main pump.
"We always knew it was non-fixable," said his father Stephen McLAREN, a family physician with a practice in the Markham subdivision of Cornell, where the family lives. "It's remarkable he was able to get as far as he did."
He was just 17 when he died October 17.
There was no cure for Curtis; there was never a cure. When he was 10 years old, sitting in his new sweater on Christmas morning reading the Guinness Book of Records he'd just received as a present, he suffered a massive stroke that left him unable to walk, talk or even sit up.
Its aftermath was the only time his family had ever seen him sad. They had wheeled him down to the public atrium at Sick Kids so he could feel the bustle and flow of the real world again. But instead of beaming at passers-by, as he always had, he was quiet and still.
"It was palpable," said Stephen. "He was upset and sad."
"People were looking at him," said his mother Patti.
He was given a pacemaker; otherwise he wasn't going to survive. And then Curtis got so excited about that operation because he thought he'd be getting fixed, finally.
Up until his stroke, he'd been a kid who was up for anything his older sister and brother, Laura and Rob, did. The family lived on Main St. in Unionville then and Curtis played on the Unionville T-Ball and baseball teams. He banged on his father's drums. He used to ride his bike outside pretending he was his hero Arnold Schwarzenegger on a motorcycle.
He was a kid with a huge grin, happy every single day, still at the age when he would morph in his mind into his action heroes living out grand adventures -- when he had to teach himself how to walk and talk again.
After six months as a day patient at the Bloorview MacMillan centre -- he refused to stay there; his parents drove him and picked him up every day -- he was walking, had regained his speech and the use of his left hand. "You could see stubbornness in his eyes as an infant," his father remarked.
He once told his mother that after his stroke he thought about his mortality every day, but no one would ever have known that. To the world and to his own tight-knit family, he was a focused, funny, sunny kid.
So the same weekend he came home from rehab, he got on his bike again. His father had to hook his hands to the handlebars. He rode up and down the street and then put it away. Forever. If it was the end of childhood, it was also the beginning of Curtis' great love. He discovered cards -- soon he was able to cut, shuffle and deal with one hand. Then it was card tricks, complicated ones, involving astonishing sleight-of-hand his parents could never work out, that wowed his school Friends.
He always had a deck of cards with him -- in his knapsack, pockets, his mother's car.
At lunch at Markville Secondary School, a group would always gather whenever he'd practise his tricks. He wasn't a showman or a showoff; he used his cards to engage people.
"He was always laughing; his laugh was infectious. When he was in my class and he was laughing, people wouldn't stare, they wanted to go to him because he just overflowed with happiness and joy," said Brian Fisher, who was Curtis' homeroom teacher in Grades 7 and 8 at Unionville Public School.
But recently he had started slowing down.
Just this past September, doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children sat him down and said to him: Here's your future. Your heart is failing. You can carry on as you are now, maxed out on all the meds the doctors can think of giving you, yet losing energy despite popping seven pills each and every day.
Or you can try for a heart transplant that might not work. No guarantees.
That night he sat in the kitchen with his parents and cried for only the second time in his life, they believe. Then he got up, went to his room and turned up the volume on a Jimi Hendrix CD ("Hendrix was his thing this summer," his father said), and when he came back down, sat in front of the television and watched The Family Guy.
"He was laughing and chuckling away at the show," said Stephen, "and went to bed happy."
Three days later he emailed his cardiologist: "Let's go."
One week before his scheduled date of October 24 to start the tests to see if he qualified for a transplant, Curtis and a group from his Grade 12 Computer Technology class were out shooting a movie for a project.
It was his favourite class; he was planning to study digital media arts.
They were shooting a mock news item -- a robbery at a bus stop and Curtis played one of the witnesses: in the bus shelter.
On his way back from the shoot, he collapsed and died instantly.
In the teen world of text messaging, word of Curtis' death spread instantly.
His former teacher, Brian FISHER, had become a family friend and decided he should go to Markville high school to try to comfort many of Curtis' Friends.
But students from the other three area high schools also showed up. FISHER said he talked with 150 distraught teens who were worrying and sad about not saying goodbye to Curtis. There was a bristol board card to sign. But everybody always remembered Curtis with his card tricks.
And that is how the idea was born. They would say their goodbyes they could tell Curtis what he meant to them with playing cards.
Within 12 hours, the students had been to every high school, distributed the cards to anyone who wanted to write something to Curtis, collected them, put them back in their packages and returned them to FISHER.
"They collected three full decks," said FISHER, who presented them to the McLAREN family.
They tucked them unread into the coffin with Curtis. At the funeral home, others placed more playing cards with messages on them into the open coffin. There were cards by his side; Curtis was practically covered with cards.
And someone, at some point, had tucked an ace up his sleeve.

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