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ECK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-23 published
PFLUEGL, Adam Lorenz
Peacefully, at the Wiarton hospital, on Monday, March 21st, 2005. Adam PFLUEGL, of Pike Bay, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Maria (WAAS) PFLUEGL. Dear father of Albert and his wife, Sharon and Joe and his wife, Joy, all of Pike Bay. Cherished grandfather of Nichole and Mike BURGESS, Melissa, Jessica, Justin and great-grandfather of Mitchell and Maiya. Brother of Chris ECK of Australia. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Wednesday from 6: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted from the funeral home, on Thursday, March 24th, at 2: 00 p.m., with Pastor Brad MITTLEHOLTZ officiating. Spring interment, Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetic Association would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank Dr. John VANDORP, the Nurses and Staff of Gateway Haven and the Wiarton Hospital for all the great care they provided. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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ECK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
CURRY, Richard Grant " Rick" (Toronto Firefighter)
Suddenly on Sunday, January 9, 2005 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket. Richard CURRY of Bradford in his 50th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (VAN ECK.) Dear father of Heather CURRY (Jorge ALMEIDA), Grant CURRY and William CURRY. Dear Grandpa of Ethan CURRY. Dear son of Waldy and the late Edward CURRIE. Dear brother of Brian (Claudette) CURRY. Dear son-in-law of Gwen and the late William VAN ECK. Dear brother-in-law of Peter VAN ECK, Connie VAN ECK and Ernie (Jessica) VAN ECK. Dear uncle of David CURRY and Braydon VAN ECK. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Holland Marsh Christian Reformed Church, 18935 Dufferin Street, R.R.#2, Newmarket on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ECKARDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
RALEIGH, Shirley Ruth Howsam
78, passed away on September 1, 2005 while visiting with her family in British Columbia. She was born in St Louis, Missouri, but spent her formative years in Calgary, Alberta, where she graduated from St. Hildas' School for Girls in 1944. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. In 1949 she married her high school sweetheart Peter S. HOWSAM in Vancouver, a marriage that lasted 52 years, until Mr. HOWSAM passed away in 2001. The HOWSAMs lived in Montreal, Philadelphia, and Toronto, before moving to Raleigh in 1970. Shirley and Peter became American Citizens in 1977. Shirley was a gracious hostess. They opened their home for many Burroughs Wellcome Co. events and will be remembered for their annual 'Boxing Day' parties. Shirley was active within her community. She was a Past President of the Raleigh Fine Arts Society, a docent at the Executive Mansion for over 33 years, a long time volunteer and supporter of the North Carolina Museum of Art - where she served on numerous committees. She also acted as Chairman of the Volunteer Board and served as Secretary on the Board of the North Carolina Art Society for over four years. She gave 12 years of dedicated service to the Duke Childrens' Golf Classic as Co-Chairman of the Spouses and Guests Committee and received the Duke Childrens' 'Volunteer of the Year Award' in 1991. Shirley continuously gave her gifts of time, talent and treasure to St. Michael's Episcopal Church, where she served in many areas. She was Past President of the Episcopal Churchwomen, a Stephen Minister and Leader. She served 3 years on the Diocesan Episcopal Churchwomen Executive Board as the United Thank Offering Coordinator. She was a member of the Iron Dukes, a supporter and great booster and fan of Duke University sports, a member of the Junior League of Raleigh, a member of North Ridge Country Club, and a member of the Monthly Investors' Club and the English Speaking Union. Shirley was a devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by her four loving children and their spouses; Gary R. HOWSAM and his wife Brenda of Toronto, Ontario; Jeffrey P. HOWSAM and his wife Cindy of Raleigh; Valear H. FRIZELLE and her husband Larry of Toronto, Ontario; and Irish H. DUNLAP and her husband Owen, also of Raleigh. She is also survived by her seven beloved grandchildren: Melissa (27), Meryl (23), Joshua (20), Jessica (16), Peyton (11), Ali (9) and Claire (8.) She is also survived by her sister Val SHAW of Sidney, British Columbia, her brother Lance ECKARDT of Vancouver, British Columbia, her cousins Gale and Joe CURRIE of Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Michael EAKIN of Kamloops, British Columbia, Robert KERLIN of Toronto, Ontario, along with several nephews and nieces and many dear Friends. Shirley was dearly loved and will be remembered fondly; her smile, warmth, compassion and devotion to all of those whose lives she touched will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Michaels' Episcopal Church: 1520 Canterbury Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27608 or to the charity of ones' choice. Funeral Services will be held at St. Michaels' Episcopal. The Family will receive Friends at Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Marys' Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. 919-828-4311. Dates and times for both services are pending.

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ECKARDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-08 published
ECKARDT, Margaret Patricia
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Margaret on Thursday, April 7th, 2005 at the Milton District Hospital. Loving wife of the late Bryce ECKARDT. Dearest mom of Judy BARBISAN (Gino) and Dale WAGNER (Jeff.) Special grandmother to Erin MASON (Bill), Karen GLAUSER (Carl), Dan HIERMAN, Craig BARBISAN (Leanda) and Mark BARBISAN. Loving great-grandmother of Mallory MASON and Benjamin and Taylor GLAUSER. Dear sister of Norma O'DELL of Calgary and sister-in-law of Babs ECKARDT of Comox, British Columbia. We will always be grateful to the wonderful staff at the Milton District Hospital for their comfort and care of Mom and support to the family. Rest In Peace Mom, we love you. Cremation has taken place at Milton Evergreen Crematorium. The family will receive visitors at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, 905-878-4452 on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at St. Paul's United Church, 123 Main Street, Milton on Monday, April 11th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Milton District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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ECKEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-20 published
CLARKE, Leona Marie (née HELMKA)
At the Valleyview Home for the Aged Saint Thomas and formerly of Aylmer, Leona Marie CLARKE in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Stuart CLARKE (1990.) Dear sister of Neil HELMKA and wife Madeline and Jean ECKEL and Isabel TURNAY. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Bill and Robert HELMKA and sisters Mae DEAN, Eunice ARTHUR, Nelda O'BRADY, Grace LANE and daughter of the late Meredith and Mary (EBEL) HELMKA. Leona was a member of the Aylmer Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star and she lived most of her life in Aylmer. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private Funeral Service. Donations to the Aylmer Baptist Church would be appreciated.

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ECKEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-16 published
KUNDER, Donald W.
Age 73, of London passed away peacefully at the London Health Science Centre, University Campus, London on Thursday September 15, 2005. Beloved husband of Marion (McLEAN) KUNDER. Loving father of Susan ECKEL, Nancy MALACHOWSKI and David KUNDER. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be in Saturday's edition of the London Free Press or may be obtained by calling the W.G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford at (519) 271-7411.

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ECKEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-17 published
KUNDER, Donald Wilfred
It is with deep sadness that the family of Donald Wilfred KUNDER informs his many Friends of his death on Thursday September 15th, at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus. His family were at his bedside. He was much loved by his wife Marion (McLEAN,) daughters Susan ECKEL and husband Norm, Nancy MALACHOWSKI and husband Chris and son David KUNDER. Don will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Adam and Alexandria MALACHOWSKI and Jordan and Erika ECKEL. He was the dear brother of Lois GOFORTH and husband Frank, Wayne and wife Marilyn, Keith and wife Wendy and uncle to many nieces and nephews. The McLean family of Irene, Allan, Murray, Ann, Peter and Laura will miss his Friendship. He was respected and admired by all who knew him. Don resided in Seaforth and worked at Topnotch Feeds for many years. Later, it was the farm near Saint Marys that he enjoyed so much. In the past few years, Don and Marion lived in London. They were fortunate to share many interesting travels. A Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 19th at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. Friends will be received by the family during the hour prior from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. A private family committal will follow the service. If you wish, donations may be made through the funeral home to the London Health Sciences Centre - Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit.

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ECKEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-01 published
KOEHLER, Glenn E.
Peacefully, at his residence, surrounded by his family, on Monday, October 31, 2005, Glenn E. KOEHLER, of R.R.#2 Hensall, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Audrey (Campbell) KOEHLER. Dear father of Brenda and Richard SCHILBE of Zurich, Garry and Brenda KOEHLER of Hensall and Betty Lynn and Doug ECKEL of Zurich. Loving grandpa of Jason and Krista SCHILBE, Shauna and Jillian KOEHLER and Jaime and Kraig ECKEL and great-grandpa of MacIntyre and Hallee SCHILBE. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joan and Art McCALLUM, Dianne and Raye ARMSTRONG, Linda and Denton GAISER, Keith and Fiona KOEHLER, Elmer and Anna CAMPBELL and Marg and Ray CONSITT. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Bruce and Pearl (WILLERT) KOEHLER and one brother Donald and his wife Alice, his father-in-law Percy CAMPBELL and his mother-in-law Emma CAMPBELL. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street Hensall on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. Mr. Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of ones choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memory to Glenn KOEHLER.

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ECKENSVILLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
NICHOLLS, William Thomas
After a courageous battle with illness, Bill NICHOLLS passed away peacefully into God's arms at Humber River Regional Hospital on February 26, 2005 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Cora Jane (CLINE,) married over 58 years. Loving and caring father of Nancy and Ekkehard HEIDEBRECHT, Cora Lee FORGIE and Harry PEAK (predeceased,) and Trevor and Heather-Anne NICHOLLS. Adored by his grandchildren, Wendy and Jeff SELLARS, Ryan and Kamilla HEIDEBRECHT, and Natalie and Ian VAILLANCOURT. Proud great-grandfather of Samantha, Cody, Holly, Mitchell, and Kameron. He will be lovingly missed by his "adopted" family, Larry and Joanne PERRY, Catherine, Adam, Michaela, Sarah Jean, and William STARK, and Darryl and Aurea PERRY. Lovingly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dick and Marion STANTON, and Shirley and Ephraim (predeceased) HILTS. Predeceased by loving parents, John and Norah NICHOLLS. Predeceased by loving brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Lettie, Jim and Ethel, and Bob and Vi NICHOLLS. Predeceased by loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ernie and Marjorie CLINE, Florence and George MALES, Electa and Leo ECKENSVILLER, Levern and Evelyn CLINE, Kenneth CLINE, Harold CLINE, James CLINE, Ada and George VOSBURGH. Bill NICHOLLS was born in North Bay, Ontario and was an active member and deacon at Kipling Avenue Baptist Church for many years. He is remembered for his gregarious nature, his love of people, and his determination to live life to the fullest. His love of God gave him strength throughout his life and illness. Sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Street Site, and the caring homecare workers of Community Care Access Centre. Friends may visit at Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on February 28 and at Kipling Avenue Baptist Church from 1-2 p.m. on March 1. The service of celebration of his life will be held at Kipling Avenue Baptist Church, 2240 Kipling Avenue, north of Rexdale Boulevard, at 2: 00 p.m. on March 1. Interment will follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens, Albion Road and Highway 27. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Baptist Ministries, 7185 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, L5N 9Z9, earmarked Rev. Rob and Reverend Norma COE.

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ECKENSVILLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-17 published
ECKENSVILLER, Bernice
Passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Scarborough General Hospital. Bernice, loving wife of Carl. Dear mother of Robert, Paul, and Beverley. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great-granddaughter and brother William LANE and Friends. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121, on Sunday, July 17th from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, July 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 19th at 10: 30 a.m. in St Dunstan's Roman Catholic Church (3150 Danforth Avenue). Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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ECKENSVILLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-06 published
MORRIS, N. Jeane (née GIBSON)
Passed away on November 4, 2005, after a brief battle with heart and lung complications, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Russell MORRIS, and sister of the late Marian GORDON. The former East York Social Services welfare employee enjoyed a very active life travelling and her seniors craft group at Harmony Hall until recently. She will be missed by her new Friends and staff at The Kingsway Arms. Jeane is survived by many nieces and nephews, Jeane, John and Sue Gordon, Joe MORRIS and Patricia ECKENSVILLER. Great-aunt to Samantha, Jonathan, Kristina and Sarah GORDON, Cheryl, Cindy and Charlene ECKENSVILLER and Kevin and John MORRIS, and George, Graham and Julie DODDS, sister-in-law to Bill GORDON, Mary CAMERON and Nell DODDS. Jeane will be resting at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway). Visitation will be on Monday, November 7, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Private cremation to follow.

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ECKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-11 published
COLLINS, Dorothy Edith (BOE)
Dorothy Edith (Boe) of Saint Thomas, on Monday, January 10, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late George Leslie Norman COLLINS (1996) and dearly loved mother of Bill and his wife Brenda COLLINS, Saint Thomas, Joe and his wife Marlene of Dutton, Gerald and his wife Christine of Wallaceburg, Pat and her husband Tom GLOVER of Fingal, Wendy and her husband George GLOVER of West Lorne, Brenda and her husband Simon ECKER of West Lorne, Penny and her husband Ken JONES of Union and Jeff and Brenda COLLINS of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Fred and his wife Verda BOE of Edmonton, Harold and his wife Inez BOE of St. Thomas. Predeceased by 2 brothers Bert and Harvey and a sister Marjorie GRATTON. Sadly missed by 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was born in Saskatchewan on May 4, 1926, the daughter of the late Alfred and Edith (CAWTHRA) BOE. She lived most of her life in this area. She was a school teacher and also worked at Top Notch Feeds. She was a life member of Yarmouth Centre United Church and the United Church Women of the Church. She was an active volunteer with the Victorian Order of Nurses, Meals on Wheels and a member of the 55 Plus Club, Port Stanley. Dorothy's number one priority was always family and she was a dedicated, devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Window Restoration Fund of Yarmouth Centre United Church.

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ECKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
BARRETT, John " Jack"
Peacefully at Ajax-Pickering Hospital on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005. John, beloved husband of the late Muriel. Dear father of Caren PERKS and husband Jim, John BARRETT and wife Joan. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Jana ECKER, Lorena LAW, Jacqueline JACKSON, Jeff BARRETT, Jodi BARRETT, Trevor PERKS and Krysten PERKS, and by his great-grandchildren Savannah, Charlie, Jordan, Abigail and Meaghan. Family and Friends will be received at Giffen-Mack 'Scarborough' Funeral Home And Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., West Hill, (416) 281-6800 on Sunday, February 13th, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held in our Chapel on Monday, February 14th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. A special thanks to the doctors and staff of Ajax-Pickering Hospital, 2 West.

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ECKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-13 published
APPLETON, Richard Llewellyn William
Suddenly at home on March 11, 2005. Richard, in his 19th year. Beloved son of Fred and Carol APPLETON of Brampton. Cherished brother of Bronwen and Katherine APPLETON. Richard is survived by his grandmother Joyce FORSYTHE of New Brunswick. He will be fondly remembered by his aunt Rene and uncle George HARTWICK, aunt Susan and uncle Dave ECKER, and his uncle Raymond. Missed by his cousins Bradley, Rosanne, Peter, Sue, Brandon, Dylan, Karen, Michelle, Tyler and Erin. He will also be remembered by his many special aunts, uncles and Friends. Friends are invited to call at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Rd. (north of Steeles), Brampton on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be complete on Tuesday, March 15th at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to Camp Oochigeas, Brainchild, or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ECKERSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-20 published
Phil BALMER, Dew-Line Engineer: 1923-2005
Wizard with electrical circuitry also worked on the ill-fated Avro Arrow
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, June 20, 2005, Page S8
Phil BALMER was a prominent figure in two of the greatest Canadian engineering stories of the 1950s: The Distant Early Warning line and the Avro Arrow.
Mr. BALMER was so well acquainted with electrical equipment that he owned a ham radio by the time he was barely a teen. As the Second World War loomed, the then 16-year-old was puzzled to learn that government authorities wanted him to dismantle his ham-radio operation at the family home in west Toronto.
"The government people came in and watched him tear down his aerial," recalled his widow, Ruth, who had known him since the age of 4. "They thought there was a chance he would contact the enemy. They didn't want ham-radio operators sending signals out."
Mr. BALMER graduated from Humberside Collegiate Institute in Toronto before obtaining his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and his master's degree, both from the University of Toronto.
"Phil was the brains of our family," said his sister, Ruth Job.
After getting his master's in 1947, Mr. BALMER embarked on a 35-year career with Canadian General Electric. His expertise came in handy when the Distant Early Warning-line era dawned in February, 1954. He worked on the electrical equipment needed for the Distant Early Warning line, which was established during as a first line of defence against attack by nuclear bombers and missiles over the North Pole.
The Distant Early Warning line was established across the tundra of Canada, Alaska and northern Greenland. Working out of Toronto, Mr. BALMER helped design the tons of equipment needed for the Distant Early Warning line stations.
"The Distant Early Warning line work was something he didn't talk about much," Mrs. BALMER said. "It was the Cold War and the United States was worried about the Russians back then."
Later that decade, Mr. BALMER's services again were required this time on the development team for the highly prized, ahead-of-its-time Avro Arrow CF-105, which became a symbol of Canadian excellence.
"Phil worked on the electrical circuits for the Arrow and spent considerable time on the project in Montreal," said Mrs. BALMER, a physics and chemistry major at the U of T. "He made many visits to Montreal to work on it. He was close-mouthed about it because it was a security thing all the time. He worked quietly on it. He was a very private person. He kept a lot of stuff to himself."
Alas, the Arrow was never allowed to fulfill its mission as a supersonic, all-weather interceptor. The Arrow project was shot down on Black Friday, February 20, 1959, an infamous day in Canadian history.
"Phil was in Montreal working on the Arrow when it was cancelled in Parliament," Mrs. BALMER said. "As soon as he found out, he came home. He was so disappointed when it collapsed.... It would have been a boon to our manufacturing if the project had kept going. It would have put us in the forefront.... This was long before the Americans went into space. As it turns out, we lost a lot of our aeronautical engineers who went to work in the U.S. on other programs after the Arrow was scrapped."
But Phil BALMER wasn't one of those who defected. He remained loyal to Canada and Toronto, working for Canadian General Electric until his retirement. As part of his job description, he worked as a patent agent, designed and operated radio equipment for the Toronto police force and taught Morse code at night.
"He was a perfectionist," Mrs. BALMER said. "He was very slow, but things had to be done right. When he was in quality control at General Electric, they thought he was too slow and was slowing down the assembly line."
Mr. BALMER retired at 63 as a patent agent just when General Electric was shutting down its Toronto patent office and transferring operations to Fairfield, Connecticut. To all intents and purposes, he was a de facto lawyer in the patent department.
"All of what he did as a patent agent was associated with the legal department," said his boss, Ray ECKERSLEY, the director of patents and licensing at General Electric for many years. "There's the preparations of patents, the legislation of patents, licensing agreements, obtaining trademarks, registering trademarks that wouldn't infringe on other companies. There were all kinds of legal questions."
After a routine day on the job, Mr. BALMER would soothe his soul at home by listening to the music of Scott Joplin. He also loved baseball and collecting tartan plaid ties.
"Over the years, he had collected 57 tartan ties and at his funeral, all 57 were given out to family and Friends," Mrs. BALMER said.
Phil BALMER was born March 7, 1923, in Toronto and died there of heart failure, aged 81. He is survived by his wife; sons David, Richard, James and daughter Heather; and his sister.

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ECKERSLY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-24 published
BURGESS, Charles " Charlie"
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Charles (Charlie) BURGESS in his 78th year, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005, peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus. Dearly beloved husband for 54 years to Edith Randi (née ROSENLUND.) Cherished father of Julia Edith MARCINKEVICIUS, Lois Irene BURGESS, Shelley Dianne BURGESS, Christine Rose GARROW and sons-in-law, Randy GARROW and Egidijus MARCINKEVICIUS. He was much loved and will be missed by his granddaughters, Emily, Katie, Jennifer, and Nicole. He joins grand_son, Jake in Heaven. He is survived by his sister Ethel ECKERSLY in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Kaye ROSENLUND and Bob and Sandra SAULT of Sarnia, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Charlie was an adventurous soul who spent his life as a self made entrepreneur ranging from driving taxi in Kenora as a kid, a veteran of the Korean War, and many years raising his family in the Zurich, Bayfield and Clinton areas through farming and retail businesses he owned and operated before he retired to Sarnia and London. He was tougher than the average bear. Many thanks from his family for the wonderful care he received during his illness, from all the staff at the London Health Sciences Centre, including his nurses, Linda, Cathy, Suki, Dave and Tammy, and his wonderful doctors, Dr. HARRIS, Dr. SPENCE, Dr. JENSEN, Dr. HOUSE, Dr. DIAZ and Dr. WILSON. Visitation will be on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral and committal services will be conducted on Saturday, February 26th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, Edith has requested that donations be given to the London Health Sciences Centre - Critical Care Unit.

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ECKERT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-01-12 published
Donald David STEVENSON
In loving memory of Donald David STEVENSON, April 2, 1934 - January 9, 2005.
Donald STEVENSON, a resident of R.R. #1, Providence Bay, died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya, on Sunday, January 9, 2005. He was born in Guelph, son of the late John and Rose (WOLSKIE) STEVENSON. Donald had been a painter for 40 years. In his early years, he was a rodeo contestant, in bare back riding and bull riding. He was a very talented contestant, as evidenced by his being All-Canadian Champion in his sport. Donald is survived by his beloved wife Diane (ECKERT) STEVENSON, loved father of Connie (Alvin) SCHLAUCH of Moorefield, Kimberley (Pat) SCHLAUCH of Spring Bay and Danny (Cheryl) STEVENSON of Providence Bay. Proud grandfather of Deirdre, Samantha, Willy, Ricky, Sean, Bobbie-Lee, Michael and great granddaughter Kyla Lynn. Dear brother of Mary McKELRIE of Kitchener, Allan STEVENSON of Kitchener and Brian STEVENSON of B.C. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay after 7 pm on Tuesday. The funeral service will be conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 2 pm with Fr. Robert FOLIOT officiating. Spring interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery.

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ECKERT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-16 published
Douglas Lawrence DRYDEN
In loving memory of Douglas Lawrence DRYDEN, August 27, 1945 - February 13, 2005.
Doug DRYDEN, a resident of R.R. 1 Providence Bay, died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya on Sunday, February 13, 2005 at the age of 59 years.
He was born at Mindemoya, son of the late Andrew and Grace (CADDLE) DRYDEN. He had been the Grocery Manager at Island Foodland in Mindemoya until his illness prevented him from working. Doug had a variety of interests including hunting, fishing, curling, playing cards and going for rides in the Spring and Fall to look for deer. He was a member of Gore Bay Masonic Lodge #472 A. F. and A. M.. Everyone who knew Doug will remember him for telling a joke and pulling practical jokes whenever possible. His greatest love was spending time with family and Friends and in particular spending time with his boys at the Hunt Camp or on the lake fishing. He will truly be missed by all, but many happy times will be cherished.
Doug is survived by his beloved wife Sally (SAMMONS) and his loving and loved sons Andrew of Timmins and Travis of Alberta. Dear brother of Mary Ann and husband Harold McCUTCHEON of Mindemoya and Betty Jean and husband Glendon BAILEY of South Baymouth. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home after 7 pm on Tuesday. The funeral service will be conducted in the William G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 11 am with Reverend Mary Jo ECKERT TRACY officiating. Cremation to follow. Gore Bay Masonic Lodge conducted a Memorial Service Tuesday at 7pm.

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ECKERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-11 published
O'HANLEY, Mary Kathleen
Mary Kathleen O'HANLEY passed away at Taché Nursing Centre, Winnipeg, Sunday, January 02, 2005 in her 83rd year. Loving sister of Claire ECKERT, Seaforth and Marion CLEARY of London, Ontario. Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother John L. O'HANLEY and sisters Jean DAVIS and Elizabeth O'HANLEY. Funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Winnipeg and interment at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg.

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ECKERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-22 published
DAVIS, Wallace
(Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 Veteran 1942-1947)
Peacefully, on Sunday November 20, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre, Georgetown Campus. Wally "Bunt", in his 83rd year, husband of the late Jean (née O'HANLEY.) Loving father of Mike DAVIS and Colleen BROWN and father-in-law of Wayne BROWN. Proud and cherished grandfather of Anna and Emily BROWN. Dear brother-in-law of Claire ECKERT and Marion CLEARY. Predeceased by his brother Ernie and by his aunt Pearl ANDERSON. Wally " Bunt" will be sadly missed by the many people whom he touched in his lifetime. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday November 23, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In memory contributions to the Georgetown Bread Basket or the Halton Region Lung Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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DAVIS, Wallace
(Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 Veteran 1942-1947) Peacefully, on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre, Georgetown Campus. Wally 'Bunt', in his 83rd year, husband of the late Jean (née O'HANLEY.) Loving father of Mike DAVIS and Colleen BROWN and father-in-law of Wayne BROWN. Proud and cherished grandfather of Anna and Emily BROWN. Dear brother-in-law of Claire ECKERT and Marion CLEARY. Predeceased by his brother Ernie and by his aunt Pearl ANDERSON. Wally 'Bunt' will be sadly missed by the many people whom he touched in his lifetime. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In memory contributions to the Georgetown Bread Basket or the Halton Region Lung Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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ECKFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
BERRY, William George
(25 year employee with Toronto Hydro) Peacefully with his wife at his side, at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, on Monday, January 24, 2005, William George BERRY, Bolton, in his 48th year, beloved husband of Linda PERKINS for 23 years. Loving father of Christopher William and Robert William. Dear son of Florence and the late George BERRY. Dear brother of Georgina and David ECKFORD, Nobleton, Kevin and Sue BERRY, Rockwood. Dear son-in-law of William and the late Mary PERKINS. Dear brother-in-law of Janice PERKINS and Keith, William PERKINS and Jackie, Kelly Wilson and Steve, Patty RICHARDSON and Jeff. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy.50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Wednesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, January 27 at 11 o'clock. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ECKHARDT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-16 published
ECKHARDT, Doris Irene (née ROBBINS)
Doris was welcomed to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 13th, 2005, in Kitchener, Ontario. She was born in Glenelg Township, Grey County on October 19th, 1923. Dear mother of Douglas (Judy), Kenneth (Lois,) both of Elora, Peter (Pat,) Carol (Colin) KIDDLE, both of Kitchener, and Robert (Jocelyne) of Welland. Grandmother of Laura (Jeff) HUFFMAN, Heather ECKHARDT, Rob ECKHARDT, Kendra (Jeff) BALTUS, Connie (Paul) FLORICA, Kevin (Tracy) ECKHARDT, Dwayne (Justine) ECKHARDT, Paul ECKHARDT, Jackie (Rob) DITTMER, Tony KIDDLE, Krista ECKHARDT and Matthew ECKHARDT. Loving great-grandmother of twelve. Doris is survived by her brother Mitch (Eve) ROBBINS, of Hanover and her sister, Lucy QUARRIER of Markdale. Predeceased by her husband, John Andress ECKHARDT, her parents, Sarah Ann (BRYANS) and Peter ROBBINS, her brothers, Mel, Norm, Ross, Peter, and Don, her sisters, Evelyn and Vera, and her granddaughter Leslie Anne ECKHARDT. Doris lived most of her life in the Durham area and worked at St. Raphael's Nursing Home and the Durham Memorial Hospital for many years. Doris' family will receive relatives and Friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener (749-8467), Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. and Thursday, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. The Funeral service for Doris will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday November 17th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Private family interment in Maplewood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener or Mission Services of London would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.obit411.com/1825 for Doris' memorial.

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ECKHART o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
PATRICK, Marjorie Anne (née LAMBOURN) (1929-2005)
Marjorie Anne PATRICK (née LAMBOURN,) of London West Ontario, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 20, 2005 in her 76th year. Anne was a life long (37 years) Bell Canada employee (traffic analyst), member of the Bell Pioneers Association, and life member of St. George's Anglican Parish, Wharncliffe Road, London. Loving daughter of James and Annie (McMURPHY) LAMBOURN. Predeceased by brother Richard James LAMBOURN and wife Gilbert and dear sister Betty Elie. Aunt Anne is survived by her beloved pet cat Pip, her brothers George A. LAMBOURN (London) and Ross John LAMBOURN (Brampton) and brother-in-law Marcel ELIE (Burlington,) sisters-in-law Irene LAMBOURN and Irma LAMBOURN, nieces Jane LAMBOURN- MILLER and husband Joseph MILLER and Julie Anne (J.A.) BASKETTE and husband John BASKETTE, of London and nephew James ELIE and wife Susan of Burlington, Ontario. Anne was a great-aunt to Michael Patrick Lambourn MILLER, Gibson Frazer George MILLER, of London, and Mark, Nicole and Katherine ELIE, of Burlington, Ontario.
Anne will be remembered as a Trillium Award Winner, Heritage Home owner, avid gardener (Tour of Homes, 197) Fanshawe College Alumna and world traveller. Anne was a dedicated member of the Progressive Conservative Party. Anne will be sorely missed by dear family and Friends, especially her niece, companion and God Daughter, Julie Anne, along with Shirley (Fraleigh) CARSON, Nettie SHARPE, and June ECKHART. Anne and her family wish to thank the kind efforts of the attending London Police officers, fire department and neighbours, particularly Eric HOLT and nephew, Brian. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Sunday, January 23, 2005 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North, on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. followed by tea in the Parish Hall. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Anne are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the London Humane Society.
"This kiss of the sun, for pardon. The song of the birds for mirth. One is nearer God's heart in the garden, than anywhere else on earth."

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ECKLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-13 published
ECKLER, Anneke Marie (née VAN ZADELHOFF)
On January 8, sweetness became light. Born October 29, 1945 in the Netherlands to Guus and Marie VAN ZADELHOFF, Anneke Marie VAN ZADELHOFF became Anneke ECKLER when she married Donald ECKLER for 24 glorious and blessed years, and was known to many as Puck, beloved mother of Daniel, beloved sister of Guus, Frans, Joop and Ria, beloved friend to so many, confidante, mentor, inspiration, uplifting presence, pixie, fairy, doll maker and creator of a world that will sustain us now that she has passed, since the early morning of January 8, 2005, into a realm of light and space that we can only imagine as we remember the sweetness of her smile. Thank you, Anneke. A memorial service will be held at Karma Sönam Dargye Ling, 86 Vaughan Road, just north of St. Clair Ave., on January 30 at 2: 30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a Tsunami relief fund.

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ECKLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-19 published
JAMES, Somer Oscar
On January 17, 2005, Somer was released from his long struggle with Parkinson's disease.
He will be missed forever by his wife Jean, daughters Heather and Wendy, sons David and Keith, daughter-in-law Losaline and son-in-law Bernard. He was dearest Pop to his eight grandchildren who were his greatest pride and joy -- Saul and Lewis JAMES, Julie SELEGER (Dona) and Samuel BENOIT, Rachel and Sidney KOSATSKY, Hannah and Jillian JAMES. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Beula and Samuel ECKLER in Toronto and his sister Esther RATINOFF in California.
Somer was born in Toronto on December 24, 1921. In 1940 he went to Montreal and worked as a stevedore until he could join a Merchant Ship as an Ordinary Seaman. During the next five years he served in many theatres of war on twelve different ships of many allied countries as well as on Canadian ships. In 1943, in the harbour of Naples, Italy, under enemy fire, Somer was credited with saving the British ship Empire Lightning from very serious damage. For his courageous action he was awarded the British Empire Medal (civilian) as well as Lloyd's Medal for Bravery. It is extremely rare to receive these two medals for the same action. During World War 2 there were only three Canadians decorated with the Lloyd's Medal for Bravery. In August 1945 Somer made one final peacetime voyage across the Atlantic on a merchant ship in order to marry Jean in London. They had known each other since 1943.
In 2003, Somer's decorations and six campaign medals with other memorabilia were donated to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. They will be displayed in the new building of the Museum which is due to be opened in May, 2005.
Jean and Somer lived in Toronto until August 1946 when they drove to Winnipeg for him to work at the Winnipeg Film Exchange. Soon he became a partner in a theatre poster business until, in 1958, he established Regency Coin and Stamp Company. Somer was know internationally as a knowledgeable and reliable coin dealer and an expert in his field. He wrote several books on Canadian coins, stamps and tokens and a book on British Commonwealth coins. He was a life member of the Canadian Numismatic Association.
Somer gave many hours of his time to volunteering, serving on the board of non-profit organizations in Winnipeg notably the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and The Jewish Child & Family Service, DASCH Inc., and The DASCH Foundation (Direct Action in Support of Community Homes). He was a founding member of the Foundation. He was greatly honoured to be the first recipient of the Annual DASCH Recognition Award and to have been made an Honorary Life Member of DASCH Inc.
According to Somer's wishes and belief, cremation has taken place. The family will be "At Home" in the River View Room, 400 Osborne Street, for an informal gathering to celebrate Somer's life on Sunday, January 23rd between 2 and 4: 30 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined.
He Lived With Honour And Is Remembered With Love

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ECKLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-26 published
Anneke ECKLER " Puck"
By Donald ECKLER, Tuesday, July 26, 2005, Page A14
Uplifting presence, friend, wife, mother, artist, pixie, inspiration. Born October 29, 1945, in the Netherlands. Died January 8, in Toronto, of cancer, aged 59.
The day after I met Puck, I wrote to a friend in Toronto and said that I had fallen in love with someone I believed had come from another planet, a place where animals spoke and fairies lived under toadstools. This was instantly clear within minutes of meeting her.
In 1980, I had gone to Karme Choling, a Buddhist centre in northern Vermont where I would stay for a month. Puck had already arrived from the Netherlands and was living there. Halfway through the long days of meditating, there was a party and I spent the night dancing. Toward the end of the evening Puck arrived, and during that first dance I found the place I would always belong. We went for a walk and under the moonlight of a warm Vermont evening, her magic entered my life.
The love I felt for Puck over the next 25 years only grew and the magic she wove was more powerful than I could have imagined. It affected everyone fortunate enough to be with her. Puck loved to be alive, having no ambition to be anywhere other than where she was. Every thing, every moment, she welcomed with curiosity and delight. Her eyes defined beauty -- warm and gentle, accommodating and loving. Not diamonds that dazzled, but pearls, soft luminous pearls in which to relax, be comforted, and take rest.
In Puck's presence, the world was beautiful and that very moment was the place to be. She could spend the entire day sitting on the couch, singing, looking out the window, or she would spend endless hours designing fanciful hats or painting cheerful, colourful characters -- fellow beings from her planet.
Born to Guus and Maria VAN ZADELHOFF, Anneke grew up with her five siblings in various houses (and once in a castle, in which she said ghosts lived in the room above hers.) Her asthma made breathing so difficult that she spent most of her first 14 years in a sanatorium in the woods. She later apprenticed as a dressmaker and became known as Puck, the magical fairy.
Interested in Buddhism, she travelled to India and eventually came to Vermont where we met during that month of silence.
I proposed to Puck after knowing her for only a few weeks. Back in Toronto, we married and raised our son Daniel, her most loved and treasured creation. We walked and held hands, sang and meditated, painted and laughed. Our life was sweet and to be near her was to always feel the sun shining. You couldn't deny it and pretend things were dark or dreary. It was too luminous, too alive.
In early December, after a few months with a nagging cough, Puck, who had never once puffed a cigarette, was diagnosed with lung cancer. Even though she understood the magnitude of her condition, she was not afraid.
She hated going to the dentist and almost never got into a plane, but death did not scare her.
For the next month a small group of loving Friends was blessed with her care. She humored us in our attempts to chase after magical cures, diligently trying to drink our potions and brews. Toward the end, when we needed to discuss our fears about death and dying, she sucked on her orange popsicle, the only thing she was able to eat, and smiled, saying, "You know me, I'd rather enjoy the popsicle."
In the early morning of January 8, surrounded by those who loved her, Puck entered a realm of light and space with which I believe she had always seemed familiar.
Donald ECKLER is Anneke's husband.

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ECKSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-08 published
STONE, Mary Eleanor (née ECKSTEIN)
Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Monday, May 30, 2005 at 73 years of age. Beloved wife of David. Loving mother of David Jr., Deborah, Susanne, Stephen, Lisa, Jennifer and Christine. Grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Survived by 1 brother and 2 sisters. Funeral Service to be held on June 11, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Keswick, Ontario. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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