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DROBOT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-08 published
I Remember -- Leo STERNBACH
By Jan DROBOT, Saturday, October 8, 2005, Page S9
Jan DROBOT, a former vice-president of Westinghouse International, writes about Leo STERNBACH, whose obituary appeared on October Leo STERNBACH was the son of a pharmacist in my hometown of Krakow, Poland. I first met him in the 1920s through my older brother, who knew him because they were both interested in the same girl. In 1963, I moved to New York and found my old friend's name in all the papers: he had become famous as the inventor of Librium, and its younger sister, Valium.
I contacted his company, Hoffman LaRoche, and we renewed our Friendship, which lasted until his death. On my many visits to his New Jersey home, I saw the 14-karat gold molecular model of Librium that Roche gave him when he officially retired. Leo, who held more than 200 patents, did not like to be called a genius. He insisted it was all luck. He claims he accidentally synthesized Librium when he was "housekeeping," or testing compounds before dumping them.
Roche, however, was convinced and kept him on as a chemist emeritus well into his 90s. The company stills owns his creations. That's because Roche saved Leo's life. In 1941, he was working for the company in Switzerland. With the Germans massing on all sides, Roche sent their Jewish employees to its American branch. Their loyalty -- which they thought was just sound business practice was returned by his loyalty. Not that Roche ever let him want for anything. He had a wonderful life with his beautiful wife Herta and their family, and went peacefully, leaving the world a better place.

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DROBOTENKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-10 published
SOMERSETT, Christopher Lawson
It is with sadness that the family announce the passing of Christopher on Friday, December 9, 2005 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket at age 56. Dear father of Steven; Jason and Lisa and their mother Maria of Newmarket. Loving grandfather of Cearia. Dear brother of Frederick and wife Janice of Oakville, David and wife Arthurlyn of Stoney Creek, Craig and wife Judith of Mississauga, Victoria DROBOTENKO and husband Paul of Oakville. Chris will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to call at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 9th Line, Oakville (Hwy. 403 and Dundas), 905-257-8822, on Monday, December 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, December 13th at 1 p.m. Rev. Don GIBSON officiating. Reception to follow. Interment at Glen Oak Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be greatly appreciated by the family to the following organizations which helped Chris so much in his daily life: Ontario March of Dimes, Acquired Brain Injury Group, 13311 Yonge Street, Suite 202, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 3L6 or York Durham Aphasia Centre, 12184 9th Line, Stouffville, Ontario L4A 3N6, 905-642-2053, or Community Home Assistance to Seniors, 126 Wellington Street West, Suite 103, Aurora, Ontario L4G 2N9. The family also wishes to thank the Aurora Retirement Centre for Chris' care over the past several years.

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DROEGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-14 published
Ex-supremacist leader killed
Special to The Free Press
Toronto -- The dean of Canadian white supremacists was murdered yesterday, shot dead in the hall outside his east-end apartment. Wolfgang DROEGE, one-time head of the racist Heritage Front, a Ku Klux Klan recruiter, convicted drug smuggler and member of a band of mercenaries who tried to invade the island of Dominica, was 55.
Toronto police Supt. Bob CLARKE said the victim was shot about 2: 52 p.m. and a suspect briefly barricaded himself in the dead man's apartment on North Drive, near Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street.
The suspect, in his 30s, made at least two 911 calls asking to speak to his brother. CLARKE said the suspect and his brother did speak and the man surrendered without incident.
Reports that the suspect took a hostage proved to be unfounded, CLARKE said, adding he doesn't know what the relationship between the victim and the suspect is.

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DROEGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-14 published
Slain man made hatred a career
DROEGE joined the Western Guard and later organized for the Ku Klux Klan
By Jordan PRESS, Thursday, April 14, 2005, Page A17
Sitting in a Toronto hotel room in 1981, Wolfgang DROEGE told a reporter why he was preparing to invade the island of Dominica.
"You know me, I love the adventure and the excitement," he said.
"I consider myself a little bit of a rebel in society. And, like, I'm not content to have a 9-to-5 job. I want to live a real life. You know, I want excitement and adventure in my life."
His excitement and adventure came as the founder of the Heritage Front, Canada's most notorious racist group, which he formed in 1989. And it came to an end yesterday when the 55-year-old was killed.
Born in 1949 in Forchheim, Germany, Mr. DROEGE spent time in his early years walking with his grandfather through the Bavarian woods. The older man would enthrall the eight-year-old with tales about the Third Reich and his friend Julius STREICHER, a Nazi who spat on a U.S. hangman moments before his death in 1945 and yelled, "Heil Hitler!"
Adolf Hitler became an idol to Mr. DROEGE, who said in an interview that the Nazi leader was "misunderstood" and "inspiring."
Mr. DROEGE moved to Canada with his mother when he was 13, after his parents' marriage failed. He said in a 1993 interview that his mother feared for his life.
When he was 17 he returned to Germany to join the army, in a bid to follow in his father's footsteps, but he was turned down, he said, because he was too young.
His father had been in the German air force during the Second World War.
Soon after returning to Canada, he joined the Western Guard, a white supremacist group, and also became a Canadian citizen. He was also an organizer with the Ku Klux Klan in British Columbia and Ontario and a member of the Nationalist Party, which merged with the Klan.
In 1981, he and nine other men were put in prison after a failed invasion of the island of Dominica. U.S. agents arrested 10 men as they prepared to set sail from New Orleans for the Caribbean island.
A U.S. federal agent testified that Mr. DROEGE was planning to set up a cocaine refinement plant and illegally export the drug to the United States. Mr. DROEGE, the group's second in command, was convicted and sentenced to three years in a federal prison.
In 1985, Mr. DROEGE was charged in the United States with cocaine possession and carrying a concealed weapon onto an airplane. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison, but paroled after four years and deported to Canada.

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DROEGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-14 published
White supremacist DROEGE shot to death in Toronto
By Joe FRIESEN, Thursday, April 14, 2005, Page A1
Toronto -- Wolfgang DROEGE, a white supremacist, Nazi sympathizer and former leader of the Heritage Front, was shot to death in the hallway of a Toronto apartment building yesterday.
Mr. DROEGE, 55, who had a lengthy criminal history including drug charges, was found dead in a second-floor hallway on North Dr. in the Upper Beaches.
Officers from the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force responded to a report of gunshots in the building just before 3 p.m. and discovered that a man, believed to be the assailant, had barricaded himself in an apartment.
Superintendent Bob CLARKE of 41 Division said crisis negotiators took over at that point and spoke to the man over the telephone.
"I understand there was telephone communication between the suspect and the Emergency Task Force officers. After a brief period of time it was resolved and we took the person into custody."
Another man, whom Supt. CLARKE identified as the suspect's brother, arrived at the scene and spoke with the man over the telephone, but it is not known whether that intervention played a role in the eventual surrender.
Mr. DROEGE, born in Germany in 1949, came to prominence as a leading figure on the extreme right in the 1970s. In 1975 he painted the words "white power" along the planned parade route for an African Liberation Day march and was arrested for damaging property.
Soon after, he joined the Ku Klux Klan under then-leader David Duke and tried to start a branch in Canada.
In 1981, in perhaps his most spectacular political foray, he was one of 10 men convicted of plotting to overthrow the government of Dominica.
They planned to use the Caribbean island as a base for drug smuggling, thereby generating funds for white supremacist activities elsewhere in the world. He served two years in U.S. prison for the conspiracy.
Mr. DROEGE returned to Canada in 1989 after serving more time in U.S. prisons for drugs and weapons offences. He quickly set about establishing a network to unite far-right groups in Canada under the auspices of the Heritage Front.
Bernie FARBER of the Canadian Jewish Congress, who campaigned against the Heritage Front in the 1990s, said that for a time under Mr. DROEGE's leadership there was increased interest in the group's brand of extremism.
"They were getting 200 to 300 people at rallies," Mr. FARBER said. "During his leadership the Heritage Front was one of the most deplored racist organizations of its day."
Mr. FARBER said Mr. DROEGE has been out of the spotlight for more than seven years, since the Heritage Front collapsed and white supremacists in Canada fell into political disarray.
"We knew that he maintained some kind of connection to the racist right, but he was never the public face again," Mr. FARBER said.
"This man's criminal history is quite lengthy so I don't think it was any great surprise that he lived on the dark side and was taken by the dark side."
Kimberly GORMAN, who lived in the same building as Mr. DROEGE, said she thought he had been trying to change his ways over the past several years.
He travelled to Europe frequently, she said, but certainly didn't have a typical 9-to-5 job. He slept during the day and did most of his living at night. About six months ago he complained that someone had tried to break down his door, and he showed Ms. GORMAN the damage.
She said his apartment was usually messy, but there was never any sign of the white supremacist politics he espoused publicly over many years.
"He was a very nice man," she said. "I think for the past five years of his life he was trying not to be the guy that he once was."
She also said he was extremely health conscious, always watching what he ate and taking many vitamins.
During yesterday's standoff, which lasted about an hour, dozens of heavily armed Emergency Task Force officers swarmed the apartment building on the quiet suburban street. Several pensioners were caught in the building, but many were taken out by the Emergency Task Force. A local school was placed on lockdown for a short time, police said.
Jason TANZOLA, who has lived three doors down from Mr. DROEGE for two years, was shocked to find his neighbourhood transformed into a heavily guarded armed camp.
He described Mr. DROEGE, whom he knew simply as Wolf, as one of the nicest guys in the world.
"I used to walk by him in the hallway and we'd say hello. If it is what people are saying it is, I'd be quite shocked, because I wouldn't peg him as somebody who'd be a racist."
Toronto Police did not release the name of the man being held in connection with Mr. DROEGE's death.

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DROHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-07 published
NOLAN, Pamela (née KEELEY)
After a lengthy illness at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Friday, November 4, 2005 in her 50th year, surrounded by her family. Pamela, beloved wife of Glen NOLAN and loving mother of Benjamin. Beloved daughter of Jill and Roger KEELEY. Dear sister of Michele and Jim DROHAN, Christopher and Kim KEELEY, Tracey and Dean OPYC and Todd KEELEY. Loving granddaughter of Eleanor KEELEY. Also lovingly remember by her 6 nieces and nephews. Her integrity, humility and strength of character were a gift to all who knew her. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.) Markham on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 9, at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's United Church 32 Main St. N. Markham. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Canadian Marfan Association Central Plaza Postal Outlet, 128 Queen St. S.P.O. Box 42257 Mississauga, Ontario. L5M 4Z0 would be appreciated.

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DROHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-12 published
ARMSTRONG, Madeline E. (née ALBERT)
Passed away peacefully, at the Toronto East General Hospital, on April 10, 2005, in her 84th year. Much loved and cherished mother of Gail and Paul DROHAN. Adored " Nana" of Megan and Christopher. Nan was a special friend and grandmother to many and will be forever in the heart of her special companion Kim. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.) Toronto (416-698-2861) on Thursday, April 14, 2005, from 1: 00 p.m. until time of memorial service beginning at 2: 00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Balmy Beach Club. Memorial donations in memory of Madeline may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada.

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DROHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-06 published
NOLAN, Pamela (née KEELEY)
After a lengthy illness at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, on Friday, November 4, 2005, in her 50th year, surrounded by her family. Pamela, beloved wife of Glen NOLAN and loving mother of Benjamin. Beloved daughter of Jill and Roger KEELEY. Dear sister of Michele and Jim DROHAN, Christopher and Kim KEELEY, Tracey and Dean OPYC, and Todd KEELEY. Loving granddaughter of Eleanor KEELEY. Also lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Time and place of service later.)

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DROHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
NOLAN, Pamela (née KEELEY)
After a lengthy illness at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, on Friday, November 4, 2005, in her 50th year, surrounded by her family. Pamela, beloved wife of Glen NOLAN and loving mother of Benjamin. Beloved daughter of Jill and Roger KEELEY. Dear sister of Michele and Jim DROHAN, Christopher and Kim KEELEY, Tracey and Dean OPYC, and Todd KEELEY. Loving granddaughter of Eleanor KEELEY. Also lovingly remembered by her 6 nieces and nephews. Integrity, humility and strength of character were a gift to all who knew her. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 9th at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, 32 Main St. N., Markham. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Marfan Association, Central Plaza Postal Outlet, 128 Queen St. S., P.O. Box 42257, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 4Z0 would be appreciated.

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DROHOBYCKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-11 published
DROHOBYCKI, Michalina " Michele"
Peacefully, in her sleep, at Parkwood Hospital, after a courageous struggle on Sunday, January 9, 2005, Michalina "Michele" DROHOBYCKI in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Franciszek "Frank" DROHOBYCKI (1986.) Loving mother of John DROHOBYCKI and his wife Bozena of London, and Anne McLEAN and her husband Michael, of Dorchester. Greatly loved by her grandchildren Cody, Shelby and Nicholas. Also survived by four brothers and two sisters in Poland. Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 419 Hill Street on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkwood Hospital Foundation.

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DROINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-28 published
FINLAYSON, Donald Moss, M.D., B.Sc., (F.R.C.P.C,) F.A.C.P.
On January 26, 2005 Don peacefully passed away surrounded by his family, at St. Michael's Hospital, in his 82nd year.
Beloved husband of Anna and much loved father of Elizabeth (Bruce CORNEIL), Carol BAIER, Mary Jane (Bill DROINE), Donald and Margaret (Harry ROSENFELD.) Proud grandfather of Ian, Heather, Andrew, Michael, Sarah, Sonia, Ellen and Eric, and great-grandfather of Derek.
Predeceased by sister Joyce SIMMONS, fondly remembered by brother Bill FINLAYSON (Dodie) and brother-in-law Ed SIMMONS (Juanita.)
Don, son of Dr. Donald and Marjorie FINLAYSON, grew up in Ripley, Ontario. In 1940 the family moved to Toronto, but he maintained close ties to the area through their cottage at Bruce Beach. The cottage held a special place in his heart, and gave him great joy over the years that he shared with his family and Friends.
He graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1946 and was certified as a specialist in Internal Medicine in 1952. He was on the staff of Toronto General Hospital (1952-1954), St. Michael's Hospital, where he was also an assistant professor of medicine (1954-1969), and the North York General Hospital The care at St. Michael's was compassionate, respectful and extremely professional. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Robert CHEN, Intensive Care Unit nurses Leonard and Lucy, and spiritual guidance by the Reverend Peter THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.
Visitation at Eglinton St. George's United Church (35 Lytton Boulevard) from 1: 00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2005, followed by a memorial service at 2: 00 p.m. Reception to follow at Eglinton St. George's United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Michael's Hospital or North York General Hospital would be appreciated.

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DROINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
FINLAYSON, Donald Moss, M.D., B.Sc., (F.R.C.P.C,) F.A.C.P.
On January 26, 2005, Don peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family, at St. Michael's Hospital, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Anna, and much loved father of Elizabeth (Bruce CORNEIL,) Carol BAIER, Mary Jane (Bill DROINE), Donald, and Margaret (Harry ROSENFELD.) Proud grandfather of Ian, Heather, Andrew, Michael, Sarah, Sonia, Ellen, and Eric, and great-grandfather of Derek. Predeceased by sister Joyce SIMMONS, fondly remembered by brother Bill FINLAYSON (Dodie) and brother-in-law Ed SIMMONS (Juanita.) Don, son of Dr. Donald and Marjorie FINLAYSON, grew up in Ripley, Ontario. In 1940 the family moved to Toronto, but he maintained close ties to the area through their cottage at Bruce Beach. The cottage held a special place in his heart, and gave him great joy over the years that he shared with his family and Friends. He graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1946 and was certified as a specialist in Internal Medicine in 1952. He was on the staff of Toronto General Hospital (1952-1954), St. Michael's Hospital, where he was also an assistant professor of medicine (1954-1969), and the North York General Hospital (1969-1990). The care at St. Michael's was compassionate, respectful and extremely professional. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Robert CHEN, Intensive Care Unit nurses Leonard and Lucy, and spiritual guidance by the Reverend Peter THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Visitation at Eglinton St. George's United Church (35 Lytton Boulevard), from 1: 00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2005, followed by a Memorial Service at 2: 00 p.m. Reception to follow at Eglinton St. George's United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Michael's Hospital or North York General Hospital would be appreciated.

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DROLET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-05 published
DROLET, Wilfred
Unexpectedly, on Friday, November 4th, 2005 in his home in his 74th year. Wilfred, beloved husband of the late Shirley. Loving father of Beverley, Sandy (Norm) and Lisa and her husband Steve MOSKOWITZ. Remembered by his friend Beth CLAY. Wilf will be missed by his brothers-in-law Ken (Anne-Marie) and Brian (Eleanor) and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Harley and his wife Mary. Memorial visitation at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) in our Chapel on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. until the time of the Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or The Toronto Humane Society, would be appreciated.

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DROMISKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
Gus CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER, Sergeant-At-Arms (1935-2005)
The House of Commons' longest-serving sergeant-at-arms presented the image of a man one would not wisely cross. He ran Parliament Hill as a 'private fiefdom'
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, September 3, 2005, Page S7
Gus CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER paraded daily into the House of Commons with a military bearing befitting a retired major-general. As sergeant-at-arms, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER handled responsibilities ranging from security to the allotment of parking slots. His duties that gave him much control over the day-to-day lives of members of Parliament, a power exercised out of public sight.
More conspicuous was Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER's role in leading the parades that open and close a day's sitting. In preceding the Speaker on entering and leaving the House, the sergeant-at-arms carries the ceremonial mace, a symbol of authority.
Dressed in a black court coat and a tricorne hat, the mace gripped by his right hand as it rested on his right shoulder, a ceremonial sword carried at his left hip, with service ribbons on his breast adding a dash of colour, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER presented the image of a man one would not wisely cross. For all that, his long tenure as sergeant-at-arms coincided with a breakdown in traditional parliamentary behaviour. On two occasions, members grabbed the mace, a shocking breach of decorum considered a gross contempt of Parliament.
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was the longest-serving sergeant-at-arms since Confederation. His 27-year tenure surpassed that of the other seven men to have held the position.
A long climb through the ranks of the armed forces prepared him well for doing battle with civilians, as Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER proved a wily adversary in bureaucratic squabbles.
Born in Drummondville, Quebec, Maurice Gaston CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was educated at Mount Allison University at Sackville, New Brunswick, and, later, at the University of Liege in Belgium. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952 while still a teenager, and married Joan CAHILL of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, before he was 20.
Serving as a navigator with Maritime Air Command, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER became an air instructor at the Air Navigation School at Winnipeg in 1960. He was appointed resident staff officer at Laval University at Quebec City two years later.
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER relocated to Europe in 1964, serving as protocol chief for the armed forces. He was also appointed executive assistant to the commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force air division. After graduating from the Canadian Forces staff college in 1969, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was named bilingual policy adviser to the personnel chief. He was promoted to the rank of major-general in 1975.
He became executive assistant to Liberal defence minister Donald MacDONALD in 1970, remaining in the post under Edgar BENSON, C.M. (Bud) DRURY, James RICHARDSON and Barnett (Barney) DANSON.
The retired general was appointed sergeant-at-arms on April 27, 1978, by Pierre TRUDEAU, the first of seven prime ministers for whose security on Parliament Hill he was responsible. Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER succeeded David CURRIE, a decorated war hero awarded the Victoria Cross who had been sergeant-at-arms for 18 years.
As the official Commons guard, the sergeant-at-arms places the mace on a table before the Speaker. He then sits patiently throughout proceedings adjacent to the entrance to the House. The role of sergeant-at-arms carries with it a centuries-old responsibility for security, hence the mace and sword.
Yet, one of Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER's first public statements regarded the diminished size of the Christmas tree installed in the lobby of the House. Several controversies generated headlines in his first years. A stern report from the auditor-general was highly critical of Parliament's administration, noting an annual $3.5-million deficit from restaurants and cafeterias.
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was soon embroiled in a public squabble over spending with Speaker Jeanne SAUVÉ. Without her knowledge, he had ordered $10,000 of riot gear, including vests, helmets, handcuffs and 12-gauge shotguns. He had also neglected to inform her of the creation of a new restaurant to address overcrowding in Parliament's main dining room. Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER opened an elegant, 70-seat restaurant for senior bureaucrats in the South Block in 1980. The first-class restaurant served $2.75 gourmet meals, a bargain for top mandarins as each meal served cost $12 in subsidies.
The Speaker called the restaurant scandalous, ordered it closed (after having allowed it at first to remain open), and issued a public rebuke of the sergeant-at-arms' spending habits.
An attempt soon after to end wasteful spending left Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER with egg on his face. A special Commons-Senate committee decided laying off 30 cafeteria workers would save money. But members of Parliament and bureaucrats proved sadly incapable of tidying up after themselves, and the federal health department sent a letter of reprimand to the sergeant-at-arms insisting the unhygienic practice not continue.
Over the years, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER has also had to sweep offices for bugging devices, and ordered walls rebuilt to prevent eavesdropping among rival caucuses and research staffs.
Two incidents in 2002 raised questions about security in the wake of the previous year's attacks on New York and Washington. A protester crashed the official unveiling of former prime minister Brian Mulroney's portrait. Two weeks later, a man left a grenade at the front desk of the Langevin Block, across the street from Parliament Hill and outside of the sergeant-at-arms' jurisdiction.
At the adjournment of the House on October 30, 1991, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER shouldered the mace when rushed by an member of Parliament. Angered by a ruling by the deputy speaker, New Democrat Ian WADDELL tried to grab the mace from the sergeant-at-arms.
An apologetic Mr. WADDELL was called to stand at the bar of the House the next afternoon, where he was reprimanded for a breach of privilege and gross contempt of the House.
In 2002, member of Parliament Keith MARTIN, then with the Canadian Alliance, touched the mace in protest the loss off his private member's bill on marijuana decriminalization. He was censured by the House.
In 2002, all five parties in the House paid tribute to Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER for his 50 years of public service. (By coincidence, the honour came 11 years to the day after the WADDELL incident.) The unanimity among the speakers led Progressive Conservative leader Joe CLARK to quip: "Mr. Speaker, it is a good thing there are only five parties in the House or these tributes could cause an outbreak of order."
Earlier that month, Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER co-ordinated the royal visit to Canada as the Canadian Secretary to the Queen. He became the longest-serving sergeant-at-arms since Confederation last year, surpassing the 26-year tenure of Henry Robert SMITH (1892-1917.)
Mr. CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER took his responsibilities most seriously. In December, 1995, a Liberal member of Parliament in a Santa Claus costume and accompanied by an elf arrived on the floor of the House to spread bonhomie. Hansard reporters captured the interruption in typically understated fashion, inserting a note in the account of daily proceedings. It read: "Editor's note: Whereupon a visitor in red entered the Chamber."
The sergeant-at-arms, perhaps not fully appreciating the spirit of the season, gave the bum's rush to Santa, ushering Stan DROMISKY off the floor.
Gus CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER was born on June 6, 1935, at Drummondville, Quebec He died of colon cancer on Tuesday at the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre at Ottawa. He was 70. He is survived by his partner, Mary-Lynn GALLANT. He also leaves son Michael, and daughter, Nancy, as well as their mother, Joan, from whom he was separated.

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DRONYK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
DRONYK, Mykola
At St. Joseph's Hospital on Thursday, March 17, 2005, Mykola DRONYK in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Olga DRONYK. Dear father of Peter DRONYK (Helen) of Bramalea and Nick DRONYK (Lisa) of London. Brother of Anna in Ukraine. Loving grandfather of Michael, Leanne, Nicholas and Jamie. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. Funeral Mass in Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church, 707 Nelson St. on Monday at 9: 30 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Panachyda Sunday 8: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DROPE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
HEASLIP, Gary " Patrick" Robert
Suddenly, as a result of a tobogganing accident in Shelburne on Friday, February 4, 2005 at the age of 17. Cherished nephew of Darlene and Dale GRAHAM, Sharla and Clint STROOP, Jeff and Mary Jo CAIN. Beloved cousin of Alex DROPE, Stuart, Madeline, and Gordon GRAHAM, Taylor, Max and Lara STROOP, Lucas CAIN. He will be forever missed by his family, Friends, and teachers. "How truly blessed we have been to have had Patrick in our lives for 17 remarkable years".

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DROPE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-28 published
ANNETT, Helen (née DROPE)
With saddened hearts, the family of, Helen ANNETT (née DROPE,) 68 years, of Wyoming, say good-bye, on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved wife of Carl. Loving mother of Mark and Angela of Wyoming, Debbra and Brian ALLEN of Oil Springs, Len and Janice and Larry all of Wyoming. Cherished grandmother of Brad and Jeff ALLEN and Ryan, Jenna, Philip and Karli ANNETT. Dear sister of Keith and Marjorie DROPE of Petrolia and the late Murray DROPE (1974) and his wife Janet of Petrolia. A private funeral service was held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia, with Mr. Chris DICKSON/DIXON officiating. As epxressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society and may be arranged by calling the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com. Rest peacefully now Mom - We will love you forever and miss you always.
8 2005-07-26 BEST, Madeline Agnes (née CONROY)
Passed away in Markham on Sunday, July 24, 2005, at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Joseph BEST. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews and stepchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint John the Divine Catholic Church, 390 Baseline Rd., W., London on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 12 noon with interment to follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, London. Donations to the Saint John the Divine Building Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home, London).

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DROPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-31 published
FISHER, Robert Earle
(Former Broadcaster For The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Montreal Listeners Corner, For Over 30 Years) Peacefully at Streamway Villa, Cobourg on Thursday January 27th, 2005 in his 88th year. Loving son of the late John Edward FISHER and Emma Jane DROPE. Dear brother of the late John Ravenhill FISHER, George Barton Drope FISHER, James Augustus FISHER, Dorothy Elizabeth BELFORD, Kathleen Lillian FISHER, Helen Galbraith DAVIS, Constance Emily FISHER and Mary Madeline McKELLAR. Earle will be remembered by many nieces and nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Interment in St. George's Cemetery, Gore's Landing. If desired donations may be made to Saint John's Anglican Church, Harwood. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com. Arrangements entrusted to the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street, E., Cobourg (905) 372-5132.

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DROPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-20 published
DROPE, Mary Alice (née WHITE/WHYTE)
October 24th, 1925 (Toronto) - October 17th, 2005 (Niagara-On-The-Lake)
Mom left us just the way she lived her life - discreetly managing to sidestep her 80th Birthday party by one week! Predeceased in 1983 by her beloved husband John, she has been a constant source of love, strength and support to her children Kathy TAILOR/TAYLOR (Tim), Pat BALASIUK (Ron), Sarah DROPE, Nancy WHITTY (Dave), and Will DROPE (Linda.) Her grandchildren; Kate and Geoff TAILOR/TAYLOR, Will and Tim BALASIUK, Matt, Joel, Hilary and Alison WHITTY and Lexi DROPE gave her so much pride and joy. They will fondly remember how Granny abandoned her 'Grand Slam' Bridge skills during their card games together. Our mother lived a quiet life as able guardian of family traditions and legacies, and dedicated to God, church and charity. Latterly she was largely confined to her home in Niagara, with brief visits to her 'Golden Pond' - Lake of Bays, where her siblings June JARVIS (Jarvie,) Peter WHITE/WHYTE (Nan,) John WHITE/WHYTE (Di,) and George WHITE/WHYTE (Letha) reunite every summer at the Lake to share a tradition born in 1906. Mom will be missed by so many old Friends who understood her good-hearted intentions. A celebration of her life will be held at Saint Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, October 22nd at 10: 30 a.m. Though she loved gardening and flowers, Mom would rather a memorial gift to Community Living Welland/Pelham 535 Southerland Ave. Welland, Ontario L3B 5A4. 905-735-0081. Arrangements entrusted to the Niagara-On-The-Lake Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes 415 Regent Street. Online Guest Register www.morganfuneral.com

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DROPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-23 published
DROPE, Josephine Mary
Josi said it wasn't fair and didn't want to give in, but on December 21st, 2005, in her 64th year, she submitted to the cancer that she had battled for four years. Beloved wife of Ken, they shared a passion for family, Friends, travel and theatre during their 43-year marriage. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Jennifer (Robb GLASS,) Christopher (Julie MULVEY,) Jacqueline, and Jeffrey (Victoria TEERLINK.) Proud Nona of Laura and Stuart DROPE, and Rosalyn and Michael GLASS. Dear sister-in- law to Carol DOCKRELL and partner Bette SWEATMAN. Cherished daughter of the late Frank BATTAGLIA and Mary MORELLO. Fondly remembered by extended family and many close Friends. As receptionist, legal secretary, community volunteer, teacher aid and school secretary, she gave unselfishly to others. Visitation (9: 30 a.m.) and memorial service (11 a.m.) at the Church of St. Jude (Wexford), 10 Howarth Ave., Scarborough (south of Lawrence and east of Victoria Park) on Saturday, January 7th, 2006. Reception to follow. Josi's family thanks Dr. R. COLWILL and Scarborough General oncology staff, Dr. T. WEINBERGER, and Home Palliative Care Network staff for their outstanding care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oncology Unit through the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, 3050 Lawrence Ave. East, Scarborough M1P 2V5, (416) 431-8200 x6664 or the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, 60 St. Clair Ave. East, Suite 204, Toronto M4T 1N5, (416) 920-4333 would be appreciated.

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DROPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
DROPE, Josephine Mary
Josi said it wasn't fair and didn't want to give in, but on December 21st, 2005, in her 64th year, she submitted to the cancer that she had battled for four years. Beloved wife of Ken, they shared a passion for family, Friends, travel and theatre during their 43-year marriage. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Jennifer (Robb GLASS,) Christopher (Julie MULVEY,) Jacqueline, and Jeffrey (Victoria TEERLINK.) Proud Nona of Laura and Stuart DROPE, and Rosalyn and Michael GLASS. Dear sister-in-law to Carol DOCKRELL and partner Bette SWEATMAN. Cherished daughter of the late Frank BATTAGLIA and Mary MORELLO. Fondly remembered by extended family and many close Friends. As receptionist, legal secretary, community volunteer, teacher aid and school secretary, she gave unselfishly to others. Visitation (9: 30 a.m.) and memorial service (11 a.m.) at the Church of St. Jude (Wexford), 10 Howarth Ave., Scarborough (south of Lawrence and east of Victoria Park) on Saturday, January 7th, 2006. Reception to follow. Josi's family thanks Dr. R. COLWILL and Scarborough General oncology staff, Dr. T. WEINBERGER, and Home Palliative Care Network staff for their outstanding care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oncology Unit through the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, 3050 Lawrence Ave. East, Scarborough M1P 2V5, (416) 431-8200 Ext. 6664 or the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, 60 St. Clair Ave. East, Suite 204, Toronto M4T 1N5, (416) 920-4333 would be appreciated.

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DROSSIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-29 published
DROSSIS, Efrossini (née Effie KERTSANIS)
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on Monday November 28th 2005 in her 64th year. Effie beloved wife of Stergios. Loving mother of Roula and John. Dear sister of Danny, Bill, George, Alice and Nena. Effie will be sadly missed by her family and many Friends. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in Saint John's Greek Orthodox Church (on Warden south of Ellesmere). Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In memory of Effie, donations to the Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto would be appreciated.

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DROSSMANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
DENNIS, Stephen John
Passed away at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Thursday, March 31st, 2005, in his 88th year. Dear father to Marlene LANSING of Wasaga Beach. Grandpa to Stephen MENZIES, Brian MENZIES, James MENZIES, Jo-Anne DROSSMANN and Wendy GILTENAN. Grandpa to six great-grandchildren. Also survived by two sisters Rose DENNIS and Ruth KING, both of Toronto. Predeceased by one sister and four brothers. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach (705-429-1040). Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-22 published
FLOROPOULOS, Flora
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Monday, February 21, 2005, Flora FLOROPOULOS of London in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Constantine FLOROPOULOS. Dear mother of Father John FLOROPOULOS of Toronto and Tasos FLOROPOULOS of Galliano Island, British Columbia and predeceased by a son, Speros of Athens. Loved by 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Southdale Road on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Toronto. Prayers will be held in the chapel Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. FLOROPOULOS.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-27 published
BOUNTIS, John
Peacefully with family at his side at Parkwood Hospital on Monday, April 25, 2005, John BOUNTIS of London in his 52nd year. Much loved husband and best friend of Vicky BOUNTIS. Predeceased by his parents Elias and Panagiota BOUNTIS. Beloved brother-in-law of Mary and her late husband George, brother of Voula and Kosta and his wife Ntina of Greece. He will be missed by his parents-in-law Niko and Niki PARASKEVOPOULOU of Greece, also his brother-in-law Alexi and his wife Katerina and his two sisters-in-law Gina and Ntina. Dearly remembered by nieces, nephews, many relatives and Friends in Greece and in Canada. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Wednesday 5-8: 30 p.m. Prayers will be held at 5: 00 on Wednesday by Father Elias DROSSOS. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund or the London Regional Cancer Centre. There will always be a heartache There will often be a tear, For all those precious memories Of when you were here. Love you forever, Vicky. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. BOUNTIS.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
MATOUS, Venizelos " Victor"
Venizelos (Victor) at Parkwood Hospital, on Friday, April 29th, 2005, in his 85th year. Loving husband and best friend of Georgia. Cherished father of Sally and Mike. Beloved father-in-law of Kelly, Carol and George. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Nicole, Alexander, Penny, Doug, John, Kirk and Victor. Predeceased by his loving son Niko. Friends will be received at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks North of Oxford), on Sunday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. with prayers being held on Monday at 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road East, on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. We know you didn't just go away That you'll walk with us everyday Unseen, unheard, but always here In our hearts you're still loved, Still missed and very dear. Forever loved and missed by your family and Friends. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Victor. We want to thank all the staff, doctors and volunteers at Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care, you are all a God-send. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Victor are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
KREKIS, Dimitrios " James"
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Thursday, June 2, 2005, Dimitrios (James) KREKIS of London in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (MAVROS) KREKIS. Dear father of Konstantine and his wife Anne Schillig KREKIS of Massachusetts. and Melponene GARDINER- KREKIS and her husband Wayne GARDINER of Whitby. Loved by 3 grandchildren Charleton Dimitrios, Matthew and Michael GARDINER. Dear brother of Tony KREKIS of Toronto. Survived by 3 nieces Soula, Vicki and Tina and 2 nephews George and Tino. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, (Between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Sunday 5-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Southdale Road W. on Monday, June 6 at 1 p.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the chapel on Sunday at 8 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. KREKIS.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-07 published
DIAVOLITSIS, Elen (FROUSSIOS)
Suddenly, at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Wednesday, July 6, 2005, Elen (FROUSSIOS) DIAVOLITSIS of London in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Antonio DIAVOLITSIS. Dear mother of Stavros and his wife Karen DIAVOLITSIS of London. Loving Yaya to Jennifer ELEN and Anthony. Dear sister of Christopher and his wife Lisa FROUSSIOS, Toula and her husband John MAVROUDIS and Vicky and her husband Peter BOUYOUKOS all of London and Marika VLAMI of Athens, Greece and predeceased by Koula, Dina, Niko and Gus. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday evening at 8: 00 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Arthritis Society or the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. On line condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. DIAVOLITSIS.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-13 published
DEMOPOULOS, Lewis " Elias"
Surrounded by his entire family at Parkwood Hospital, on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, Lewis (Elias) DEMOPOULOS passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the young age of 49. He will be dearly missed by his wife and best friend Kathy (GOUGOULIAS) and his pride and joys; daughter Helena and son George. Dear son of George and Helen DEMOPOULOS. Loving brother of Jim and Brenda DEMOPOULOS (Ryan and Laura). Son-in-law of John GOUGOULIAS and predeceased by his loving mother-in-law Ephigenia. Lewis was a devoted and proud employee of Bell Canada for 29 years. He will be sorely missed by all. Thank you to Dr. John SWIFT and Dr. WALL and all of the wonderful staff at Palliative Care and 6W Victoria Hospital. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 8: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road East, on Friday, July 15th, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with Father DROSSOS officiating. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lewis are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Centre.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-02 published
MEGLIS, Michael
Born in Psili Vrisi, Tripoli, Greece, Michael MEGLIS passed away at London Health Sciences Centre on July 31, 2005. Predeceased by mother, Stamata (2002) and father, Constantinos (1973). He is survived by his loving family, wife Linda, daughter Michele, son Michael and daughter-in-law Carrie and grandchildren Emily and James. Also survived by brothers John, George and Tom and sisters Harriet and Patricia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday at 8: 30 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road East, on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Michael 's honour.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-24 published
PAPAGEORGIOU, Fotis
At London Health Sciences, University Campus on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, Fotis PAPAGEORGIOU of London in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Katrina PAPAGEORGIOU celebrating 53 years of marriage. Dear father of Frieda and her husband Athan APOSTOL, Oreste and his wife Wafa PAPAGEORGIOU, Tina and her husband Dimosthenis GALANITSAS all of London and Anna and her husband Brad DE LEON of Toronto. Loved by grandchildren Sophia, Alexia, Michael, Cassandra, Jason, Katerina, Jordan, Ian and Shawn. Dear brother of Elias PAPAGEORGIOU of Greece. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Southdale Road W., on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. PAPAGEORGIOU.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-03 published
KIRIAKOPOULOS, Jim " Demetre"
At London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Friday, December 2, 2005, Jim (Demetre) KIRIAKOPOULOS of London in his 76th year. Beloved husband of E. Toula (TSARDAKLIDOU) KIRIAKOPOULOS of London. Dear father of Chris KIRIAKOPOULOS of Oakville, Dr. Elaine and her husband Marc WILSON of Boston, Massachussetts and Dino and his wife Chryssa (Tsompani) KIRIAKOPOULOS of Oxford, England. Loved by two grandchildren Demetre Noah and Sophie Grace WILSON. Dear brother of Elias and his wife Effie KYRIAKOPOULOS of Tillsonburg, Eleni FOUTRIS of Tripoli, Greece, Wanda PAPIAOUNNOU of Stratford and her late husband John, Patricia and her husband George KARAGIAS of Tillsonburg and, one brother predeceased, Nick, and his surviving wife, Georgia KYRIAKOPOULOS of Tillsonburg. Dear brother-in-law of Alex and his wife Eleni TSARDAKLIDOU of Tripoli. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Sunday, December 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Southdale Road on Monday, December 5, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the Funeral Home Sunday at 8 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or the Victoria Hospital Cardiac Care Unit. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. KIRIAKOPOULOS.

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DROUILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
WINTER, Ann
Peacefully at home in Saint Thomas on Friday March 18th, 2005 Ann WINTER in her 66th year. Predeceased by parents Dellevan and Kathleen. Dear mother of David WINTER and friend Penny DROUILLARD and son Jonathon of Sarnia and daughter Shelley and Tim HYDE of Mt. Brydges. Loving grandmother of Kimberly and Bradley HYDE both at home. Remembered by sister Barbara VANBLANKENSTEIN and brother John McDONALD both of Vancouver. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Monday March 21st, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service to follow on Tuesday from the funeral home commencing at 11am. Reverend Don KEENLISIDE officiating. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery Petrolia. Donations tot he Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Pinehill Cottage Group Home (10 Chester St. Saint Thomas, Ontario N5R 1T8) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DROUILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-22 published
WINTER, Ann (née McDONALD)
Peacefully at home in Saint Thomas on Friday March 18th, 2005 Ann WINTER in her 66th year. Predeceased by parents Dellevan and Kathleen McDONALD. Dear mother of David WINTER and friend Penny DROUILLARD and son Johnathan of Sarnia and daughter Shelley and Tim HYDE of Mt. Brydges. Loving grandmother of Kimberly and Bradley HYDE both at home. Remembered by sister Barbara VANBLANKENSTEIN and brother John McDONALD both of Vancouver. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Monday March 21st, from 6pm to 9pm. Funeral service to follow on Tuesday from the funeral home commencing at 11am. Reverend Don KEENLISIDE officiating. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery Petrolia. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Pinehill Cottage Group Home (10 Chester Street, Saint Thomas, Ontario N5R 1T8) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DROUILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-10 published
ROBERTSON, Beatrice Ellen (LABADIE)
Beatrice Ellen (LABADIE:) 89 years on Friday, April 8, 2005 at the Meadows Manor in Wheatley. Beloved wife of the late Mercer (1978.) Dear mother of Leona and her husband Howard (Bob) SIMPSON of Corunna. Loving grandmother of Andrew SIMPSON and wife Jennifer, Renee and husband Rick MORDEN, Karen and husband Tom HARRISON, and Cheryl SIMPSON. Great grandmother to Natalie and Tricia SIMPSON, Ashley and Kristy MORDEN, Megan, Kelley, and Valerie HARRISON. Also survived by sisters Stella DROUILLARD of Windsor and Verjie FLEENOR of Mead, Oklahoma. Predeceased by a sister Dorothy CHAPEAU, brother Rufuss, Dan, and Harvey LABADIE, and sisters-in-law Ada STADDON and Anne HEDLEY. Sister-in-law to Ken and Betty ROBERTSON of Wheatley and dear friend to Shirley COLENUTT, Pearce and Bea PLATO, and Debbie SIMPSON. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Beatrice was a member of the Wheatley Friendship Club, the Imperial Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #21, the Royal Canadian Legion Br.#324 Wheatley, and the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br.#84 Leamington. Visiting at the Hammond Funeral Home, 17 Little Street South, Wheatley (825-7741) on Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the funeral home on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Erie Cemetery, Wheatley. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Royal Canadian Legion Service Sunday 7: 00 p.m.

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DROUILLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-04 published
DROUILLARD, Edmund " Ed"
A resident of Chatham passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday, July 1, 2005 at the age of 70. Born in Windsor, son of the late Anthony and Cornelia (THOMAS) DROUILLARD. Beloved husband of Nancy (BAILEY) DROUILLARD of Chatham. Loving father of Sherry and Ray GUIHER of Michigan, Nancy and George BAGNALL of R.R.#1 Pain Court, Gary CADOTTE of Croton, Rick and Mary-Ann CADOTTE of Chatham, Dave and Tammy CADOTTE of Chatham, Tony and Debbie DROUILLARD of Blenheim, Tom and Tracy of London. Cherished grandfather of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear brother of Joyce HOLE of Windsor, Joan DALLAS of Kapuskasing and Tom DROUILLARD of Windsor. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Bob CADOTTE and a brother Larry DROUILLARD. The DROUILLARD Family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 5, 2005 from 9: 00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Andy DWYER officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Lung Association. A tree will be planted in Memory of Ed DROUILLARD in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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DROUILLARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
HORST, Reverend Osiah W.
Died peacefully at home with family around him on July 4, 2005, at the age of 85. He will be remembered with love and gratitude by his wife, Fern (née DETTWILER,) daughter, Martha DROUILLARD (Dave), sons, Glen (Patricia) and Roger (Carolyn), and daughter-in-law, Marjorie HORST (Elwood,) twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, and thirty-two additional grandchildren and great-grandchildren that he embraced in his affections and prayers. He is also mourned by his sister, Lydia Ann BAUMAN/BOWMAN (Howard,) brother, Simeon (Jean,) sisters-in-law, Leeta HORST (Melvin) and Gladys OLLEY (Victor,) and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Annie HORST; sisters, Lovina WRAASE and Annie BAUMAN/BOWMAN brothers, Samuel, Moses, George, Elias, Daniel, Nathaniel, and Aaron; and son, Wayne. Osiah was born in Florida and grew up north of Elmira, Ontario. After Alternative Service assignments, he married Fern in 1945. In 1946 he was ordained at the Mannheim Mennonite Church and began 18 years of ministry there. In 1964 he began a twenty-year Ministry at Danforth Mennonite Church. From 1970-79 he was employed part-time at Dellcrest Children's Centre and in 1977 completed a Social Service course through Seneca College. A highlight of his ministry at Danforth was the development of the St. Clair O'Connor Community and his chaplaincy there from 1984-94 completed a life-time of pastoral service The family wishes to thank the many people who have supported Osiah and Fern in his time of illness, particularly those from the Danforth Mennonite Church and Masarypark Homes. Friends will be received at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Avenue, (at Main St. Subway), Toronto on Wednesday, July 6 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service at the Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Avenue, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 7. Interment and graveside service at Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery at 3 p.m. Memonal gifts may be made to Danforth Mennonite Church, St. Clair O'Connor Inc., or Conrad Grebel University College's Graduate Student Support Fund.

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DROUIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
DROUIN, Robert Emile " Bob"
Peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga in his 89th year. Husband of Jean (née ROE.) Father of Jane STARK (Rob) and Robert (Kati). Grandfather of Michael, Alison and Samantha. Bob will be missed by all. Cremation. A memorial service will be held in Huntsville, Ontario at a later date. Donations may be made to the Huntsville Memorial Hospital or to the Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes, 416-251-7531. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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DROVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-27 published
DROVER, Mary Marguerite (née WOOD)
Peacefully, at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London on Thursday, May 26, 2005, Mary Marguerite DROVER, née WOOD in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl DROVER, formerly pharmacist/owner of Drover's Drug Store. Dear sister of Dorothy JOHNSON (the late Ken) of Hudson, Quebec, and the late Evelyn COLBERT (the late Whitney,) Isabel MURRAY (the late Ted,) Irene ANNETT (the late Ernie,) and Lillian TUER (the late Vernon.) Sister-in-law of Beatrice Drover MUNN of Hensall. Much loved as a generous and fun-loving aunt by several nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Marys, Ontario on January 29, 1912, daughter of the late James and Arabella (LAMOND) WOOD. Marguerite came to London in 1933 where she was a clerk and buyer at Smallman and Ingram, later Simpson's Department Store. After World War 2, she joined the staff of the income tax office where she worked until her retirement in 1977. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 28 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Metropolitan United Church, the Grand Trunk Trail (Town of Saint Marys), or the charity of your choice.

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DROVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
RUMBLE, Lois Marjorie (née MEIGH)
Lois Marjorie of Blenheim passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005 at the Blenheim Community Village Nursing Home. She was born in Paris, Ontario 90 years ago, daughter of the late Charles MEIGH and Florence DROVER. Beloved wife of the late John L. RUMBLE and loving mother of Kevin RUMBLE and Bev of Blenheim. Dear sister of Edna JENNINGS of Toronto. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and where a Women of the Moose Lodge will hold a memorial service at 7: 30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Bill TERRIS officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials to the Diabetes, Heart and Stroke Foundations or the B.V.C. Palliative Care would be appreciated.

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DROVER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-18 published
DROVER, Ida Mary
On Sunday, January 16, 2005 in her 72nd year, beloved wife of the late William Godfrey DROVER. Dear mother to Robin SMITH (Kenzie) and Rhonda BEIRNES (Murray,) all of Listowel, Kevin (Anne) of Enderby, British Columbia, Kelly FIRSTBROOK (Don) of Oakville, and Kent (Betty) of Fruitvale, British Columbia. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. 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 Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Thursday at 11 a.m. from Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, 156 Sixth Street, followed by cremation. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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DROZD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
DROZD, Katie
Passed away, on Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 1: 05 p.m., at Leisureworld Lifecare Centre. Katie, loving wife of the late Andrew. Dear mother of Nick, and grandmother of Alan, Nancy, Philip and his wife Nada, and great-grandmother of Veronica. Family and Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Thursday, June 23rd for Funeral Services at 11 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DROZDOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-09 published
DROZDOWSKI, Waclaw " Walter"
Peacefully, at home, with his family by his side, on Thursday, July 7, 2005, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Stasia for 57 years. Loving father of Janina ELWOOD and her husband Brian. Cherished Dziadziu of Robert and Matthew. Walter will be lovingly remembered by many family in Canada and Poland. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park), on Sunday from 1: 00-3:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. with Rosary Prayers at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., on Monday, July 11, 2005. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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