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AUCHTERLONIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-29 published
ELLIS, Gordon William
(Veteran World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force). Peacefully at home on Friday, January 28th, 2005 in his 81st year. Loving husband of Margaret (née AUCHTERLONIE.) Predeceased by his son Barry. Loving father of Thomas (Karen), Robert (Karen), Stanley (Valerie), Andrew (Sonja) and Nancy (Paul). Beloved grandfather of Nancy Margaret, Kenneth, Randa Lynn, Scott, Tyler, Sabrina, Eric, Mark, Jake, Mitchell, and great-grandfather to Zachary. Gord will be missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Long time employee of Canada Post. Friends will be received at The Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Road, north of St. Clair. Ave. E., 416-267-8229) on Sunday, January 30th, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday, January 31st, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with funeral service and reception to follow. Cremation.

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AUCHTERLONIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-11 published
STAPLETON, Ernest William
Passed away February 9, 2005. Dearly loved husband of Jean (nee AUCHTERLONIE.) Ernie's family meant everything to him and he will be sorely missed by his dearly loved children, Carol (deceased) and Barry BURROWS, Sheila and Bob LIGHTFOOT, Janis and Laurence CLENNETT, Lois, Becky and Ernie STAPLETON. Devoted grandfather of Lindsay and Kevin (Sandra) BURROWS, Laureen LIGHTFOOT, Danielle, Kristen and Jessica DUBOIS, and Taylor and Braden STAPLETON. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A memorial service will be held at the Church Of St. Augustine Of Canterbury, 1847 Bayview Avenue on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Hospital, Family Practice, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4N 3M5.

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AUCIELLO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
Marco MUZZO was visionary in industry
Legendary developer enjoyed 50-year career
'His word was as good as his signature'
By Pat BRENNAN, Special To The Star, Page N2
It was 7 a.m. on a Saturday and the steady rain was into its third day.
Standing at the bottom of a deep excavation of what used to be Greenwood Race Track, Marco MUZZO was covered in mud. He was trying to find a way to get loaded dump trucks up the steep, dirt ramp that has become a river of mud.
He employed 3,500 people, was one of Canada's biggest land developers and richest citizens, but the man was fully in his element solving problems in the bottom of a mud hole.
MUZZO built many thousands of homes in southern Ontario, as well as thousands of acres of industrial and commercial buildings and it's unlikely there is a stick of lumber or a panel of drywall installed in any of those structures that didn't have its purchase order come across his desk.
And despite this kind of hands-on attention to the most ordinary of details, Marco MUZZO was considered one of this country's most visionary builders. He died earlier this week at his home after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73.
The mud hole at Greenwood Race Track at Queen St. E. and Woodbine Ave. became The Beach Neighbourhood, one of Toronto's most spectacular new home developments.
When MUZZO and Fred DEGASPARIS, a close friend and partner in many of his developments, launched the $200 million housing project in June 1997, it was the largest active urban renewal project in North America.
MUZZO owned a variety of companies in the development and building industry. Despite being one of the largest residential developers in the country, he was virtually unknown by consumers. Neither his name nor image appeared on any of the dozens of his companies he controlled.
"The buyers are the deciding factor and I think smart buyers mostly rely on two things -- location and the bottom line," MUZZO said in a Toronto Star interview in 2000.
Pemberton was his highrise condominium developer. It has erected dozens of large condo projects around the Greater Toronto Area since he launched the firm in the mid-'90s. The company was named after Pemberton Ave., where he erected his first highrise as the sole developer.
He once owned a large chunk of Camrost Developments, a prominent highrise developerheaded by David FELDMAN.
MUZZO operated all his firms from his office at Marel Contractors in Vaughan. Marel was the only company that hinted at his name.
Marel is one of Canada's largest drywall contractors and its name is a blending of Marco and Elio. Elio was his older brother who died in 1997 at age 75.
Elio arrived in Canada from Italy in the early 1950s from the family farm just outside Venice. After getting established in Toronto as a plasterer, he sent for his younger brother.
"When I arrived in Toronto I spent the first three months in Elio's basement building a plaster wall," said MUZZO. " When he came home at night he'd come down and check my work. Then he'd rip it down and say do it again. He wouldn't let me go to work as a plasterer until he felt I was good enough," said MUZZO.
After becoming one of Canada's largest builders, MUZZO would still talk with pride about his talent as a plasterer. He talked about the time in the early '60s when he went to help a family on Christmas morning. Their upstairs bathtub had overflowed and ruined the dining room ceiling below.
"The woman of the house was very upset because she was having her whole family over for Christmas dinner later that day and the ceiling was lying on her dining room table," MUZZO said in an interview.
"I spent much of Christmas day getting that ceiling looking good again. I could smell the food cooking in the kitchen. The ceiling had been finished with an elaborate rosette. She wanted it back and so did I. I did a good job on that ceiling," said MUZZO more than 30 years later.
MUZZO was very close to his brother Elio. Although he was one of Canada's wealthiest men, he drove his brother's old Cadillac. Elio's children wanted their dad to give up the old pickup he drove and bought him a new Cadillac. After two weeks in the Caddy, Elio wanted his old truck back because the Caddy hurt his back. So Marco took his brother's car and drove it long after his brother passed away.
"I had great respect for that man," said Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION. " His word was as good as his signature. He was a tough negotiator -- just like me -- but he was fair and honest. You never had to question whether he would do what he said he would do. Marco was aware of the tiniest details. He knew everything that was happening in his empire, in every corner. Everything he did; he did well, because he had pride in his work. He leaves a great legacy."
MUZZO put together a consortium of builders to buy Mississauga's Erin Mills from Cadillac Fairview and create an award-winning community.
MUZZO had great respect for the working man too, said Ucal POWELL head of Local 27 of the International Carpenters Union and Allied Workers.
"He employed thousands of our members as carpenters and drywallers. He treated them fair. He demanded good work and if you supplied that, you got respect and you got work."
"The last time I saw Marco was on September 20 at what I think was one of his finest development achievements," said Toronto Councillor Kyle RAE. "It was at the opening of the sales office for his Uptown condo at Yonge and Bloor. After all that he has done for the fringes of the city, I was pleased to see him bringing a spectacular-looking condo to the heart of the city -- right where the two subway lines cross. It think it will be another great legacy for the man," said RAE.
"I have never respected any man more," said architect Gary WATCHORN of MBTW, a land planning firm. "He was such a visionary. He could see opportunities everywhere. He set very high standards for everyone associated with his companies, but he was also fair and compassionate."
"His death is the biggest loss to our industry ever," said Desi AUCIELLO, president-elect of the 1,400-member Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association. "He was way ahead of his time. He was a unique individual and an iconic figure. We've all heard it before that he was tough, but fair. He was old school in that his word was his bond."
Home builder and developer Tony GUGLIETTI of Townwood Homes was a close friend.
"He had such great passion for people. This city will never know all the generosity, all the quiet philanthropy he did for people, for charities, for organizations," said GUGLIETTI.
"He was the grandfather of the development industry in this city. He had more influence on development in this city over the past 50 years than anyone I know; but what a lot of people don't know is that he was also a great humanitarian."

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AUCKLAND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-27 published
JENNINGS, Lila Gertrude (née COLE)
Lila Gertrude of Elgin Manor, on Monday, April 25, 2005, at her late residence, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Murray Delbert JENNINGS (October 28, 1976) and dearly loved mother of Beatrice RENNIE of British Columbia, Condon BAKER of Saint Thomas and Carol PALMER of London. Predeceased by 2 sons Jerrold BAKER and Forrest JENNINGS, by 2 grandchildren Jerrold BAKER Jr. and Peter BAKER and 2 great-greatgrandchildren Cheryl and Bradley BAKER. Dear mother-in-law of Jean BAKER of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren and 2 great-greatgrandchildren. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by Nellie SUTHERLAND, Bertha VENNER, Audrey AUCKLAND, and Ewart and Elmer COLE. Lila was born in Talbotville on August 2, 1909, the daughter of the late Lewis and Dora (CHARLTON) COLE. She lived all her life in this area. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Union Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Elgin Manor Capital Campaign.

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AUCKLAND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-17 published
AUCKLAND, E. Irene (née HICKS)
Formerly of Talbotville, passed away at her residence, Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, Saint Thomas, on Friday, September 16, 2005, in her 98th year. Wife of the late Ralph AUCKLAND (1972.) Mother of Lorne S. AUCKLAND and his wife Charmaine of Saint Thomas. Grandmother of Dorinda VOEGTLE and her husband David, and Darrel AUCKLAND and his wife Karen, and great-grandmother of Cassandra and Jayson VOEGTLE, and Terri Lynn and Devon AUCKLAND, all of Saint Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by two sisters, Vera MEEK and Lela KNUDSEN. Born in Southwold Twp., Ontario, August 21, 1908, daughter of the late Herbert and Letitia (SMITH) HICKS. Mrs. AUCKLAND was a member of Talbotville United Church where she was the organist for many years and was a lifelong member of the Paynes Mills Women's Institute. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday followed by interment in the Saint Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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AUCKLAND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-11 published
MARTIN, Jeanne Gladys
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her family on Monday, October 10, 2005 Jeanne Gladys MARTIN of Saint Thomas in her 85th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Lee MARTIN (1981) and loved friend of the late Ron TRAVERS (1992.) Loving mother of Carolyn (Martin) FRIEDERS of Los Angeles, California and Margaret and her husband Dan LAWRENCE of Saint Thomas. Jeanne will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Kathy LAWRENCE and Karen (Darrel) AUCKLAND of Saint Thomas and Bryan FRIEDERS of California. Loved great-grandma of Terri-Lynn and Devon AUCKLAND. Dear sister of Clara CLARK of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by her sisters Emily and Beatrice and brothers Bill and Alfred. At Jeanne's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private graveside service at Elmdale Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hi-Ro Shrine Club, Saint Thomas gratefully acknowledged. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S. Lambeth 652-2020) in care of arrangements. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com.

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AUCKLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-09 published
GREENBURY, Robert William
(Associate Member for 25 years Royal Canadian Legion Branch 483, Claremont) It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Robert "Bob" Greenbury on Saturday, May 7th, 2005, in his 58th year. Loving Dad of Tamara (Matthew), Graham, Casey (Tammy), Serena (Bill) AUCKLAND, Charles (Heather) and Janine (Bruce) HIRLEHEY. Beloved grandfather of fifteen grandchildren. Loving son of Mervin and Marguerite. Much loved brother of Ronald, Keith (Judy) and Sue (John) Kennedy-Dee. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Bob was part of the Master Managers Club and long time employee at the Boyers General Motors Dealership in Pickering. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Claremont United Church (5052 Old Brock Road, Claremont). Cremation to follow. A private interment will take place at a later date. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Claremont Royal Canadian Legion Branch 483, would be greatly appreciated.

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AUCOIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-06 published
GORDON, Edward Louvain Morton
Unexpectedly in hospital, June 2, 2005, while recovering from a hip revision operation. Born February 9, 1927 in Highland Park, Nepean Township, to Percy and Sadie GORDON and six brothers. As a Civil Engineer graduating from Queen's University in 1948, he worked for the Ontario Dept. of Highways, the federal government on the construction of the Trans Canada Highway, with Acres International, and finished his career with the National Energy Board. Sage Kiwanis, the N.A.C. and gardening were his favourite retirement interests. He leaves his loving wife Helen, son Jim, daughters Leigh BONNET (Steve NICHOL), Beth GORDON (Dave ANDREWS), Barbara GORDON (Dr. Martin AUCOIN), and three granddaughters Wendy NICHOL, Alanna and Emily AUCOIN. His surviving brother is Dr. Allan GORDON, Ottawa. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Home, 3440 Richmond Rd. (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd.), Nepean, Ontario on Friday, June 17, 2005, from 1: 00 p.m. until the memorial service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. In remembrance of Ted, contributions would be appreciated to Sleeping Children Around the World, 28 Pinehurst Cres., Toronto, Ontario M9A 3A5. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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AUCOIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Jean (née PULLEN)
At Ajax on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Jean, beloved wife of the late Carl Henry. Cherished mother of Carol (Mario) FALLONE, Linda, Laurie (Paul) NORMANDEAU, Pamela (David) AUCOIN, Patricia and Paula. Beloved grandmother of Robert, Cindy, Derek, Christopher, Sarah, Kaleigh and Emily and great-grandmother to Daniel and Alyssa. The family wishes to express words of gratitude to Dr. D. BONNEAU, I.C.C.U. and the nursing staff of Cardinal Carter Wing, Cardiac Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital and also Drs. R. LEADER and N. BAKER and the 2-West nursing staff at R.V.H.S. Ajax Pickering Hospital. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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AUCOIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-17 published
AUCOIN, John Joseph
Beloved son of Mary MAINE, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, at his mother's home. Beloved brother to Benny, Mary Bella, Tilley, Elizabeth, Michael and Betty. Father to Tonya and John Jr. Grandfather to precious Sara-Louise. Predeceased by brothers Paul and Edward and sister Casey. Friends may visit the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Friday evening 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday at the Jerrett Funeral Home Chapel at 2: 30 p.m.

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AUCOIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
AUCOIN, Daniel
Peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, on Monday, July 4, 2005, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Doris AUCOIN. Cherished father of Geri MIROSLAVICH (John) of Oakville, and Linda GAUTHIER (Peter) of Burlington. Daniel will be deeply missed by his loving granddaughter Danielle GAUTHIER. Daniel is predeceased by his son Willie John AUCOIN. He will also be remembered by his many relatives in Nova Scotia. He is predeceased by his parents John and Judith AUCOIN, his sisters Mary Ellen and Elizabeth, and his brothers Paddy, Johnny, Jerome, Alex and Leo. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of the Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333), on Wednesday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Prayers will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington. If desired, expressions of sympathy to The Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the staff at McMaster Hospital, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and The Carpenter Hospice for their excellent care. www.smithsfh.com

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AUCOIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-17 published
AUCOIN, Louise " Wheezy"
Suddenly, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Saturday, July 16, 2005, in her 48th year. Predeceased by her parents Veneda and Joseph AUCOIN. Loving sister of Helen (late Ron BANKS), Bernie (Jana), Lisa (Antoine), Odette (Brian EMMELL), Johanne, and Sylvie. Louise leaves behind good Friends Nancy MYERS and Rob IRVINE, and many nieces, nephews and great-nephews. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford, for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m., followed by cremation. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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AUCOIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
AUCOIN, Mary C.
Peacefully with her family by her side at St. Joseph's Health Centre, on Friday, July 29, 2005 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Patrick. Loving mother of Patricia CRAWFORD and her husband Alan, and Marilyn CLARKE and her husband Dave. Dear Grandma of Robert (Maryjane,) Michelle CORMIER (Rick,) Brett MELLON (Lisa,) Cheryl BROUGH (Mark,) Craig MELLON (Kristin) and Kymberly. Adored Great-Grandma of Haley, Mackenzie, Paige, Skyla, Jaden, Liam, Tanner, Jensen, Joshua, Spencer, and Emily. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park), on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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AUCOIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-18 published
AUCOIN, Donald John " Donny"
Suddenly at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at the age of 44 years. Beloved son of Lorraine and Patrick AUCOIN. Dear brother of Brian and his wife Ali of Amhurstburg, Ontario and Charlene GASSLER and her husband Rob of Mississauga. Devoted Uncle Donny of Jake, Abby, Bailey, Cameron and Olivia. Donny will be missed by many Friends, especially all those he was associated with through his years of coaching hockey. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at St. Christopher's Church, 1171 Clarkson Rd. N., Mississauga, (time not confirmed). For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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AUCOIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-06 published
JENKINS, Bruce William
Peacefully, at his home, with his loving family at his side, on Friday, November 4, 2005. Bruce JENKINS, in his 47th year, beloved husband of Monique. Loving son of Marjory and the late Bruce JENKINS. Dear brother of Nancy WILSON, Shirley (Fred) MARSHALL, Donald, and Gordon (Kim.) Sadly missed by Della and Thomas AUCOIN. Fondly remembered by his 4 brothers-in-law and his many nieces and nephews. Respecting Bruce's wishes, no public visitation will be held. A public Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2: 00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2005 in St. James Church, Colgan, followed by interment in St. James Cemetery, Colgan. Donations in Bruce's memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477.

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