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HNATIUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-11 published
McCOLL, Joan
Peacefully at home in Whitby, surrounded by family, on May 1, 2005 in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend Bruce and much-loved daughter Diane. Devoted and caring mother of Doug McCOLL and Debbie and her husband John ASQUITH. Wonderful " Nan" of grandchildren Andrew, Stephanie and Ian ASQUITH. Fondly remembered by her sister Jackie (and late Walter) HNATIUK and family, her cousin John SIDLE, his wife Nancy and family, and many close Friends. Private service in Kingston with interment in family plot in Saint Mary's Cemetery. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Mom's life, Sunday June 12th, 2-6 p.m. at her home in Whitby. In memoriam donations to the Cancer Society or Crohn's Research would be gratefully appreciated.

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HNATIUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
McCOLL, Joan
Peacefully, at home in Whitby, surrounded by family, on May 1, 2005, in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend Bruce and much-loved daughter Diane. Devoted and caring mother of Doug McCOLL, and Debbie and her husband John ASQUITH. Wonderful " Nan" of grandchildren Andrew, Stephanie and Ian ASQUITH. Fondly remembered by her sister Jackie (and late Walter) HNATIUK and family, her cousin John SIDLE, his wife Nancy and family, and many close Friends. Private service in Kingston with interment in the family plot in Saint Mary's Cemetery. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Mom's life, Sunday, June 12th, 2-6 p.m. at her home in Whitby. In memoriam donations to the Cancer Society or Crohn's Research would be gratefully appreciated.

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HNATKO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
GURAL, Joseph
Passed away April 7, 2005, at the age of 79. Loving husband of Anne (HNATKO.) Brother of Anne (James BRANS.) Uncle of Catherine (Bill APSEY,) Paul and the late Patricia. Visitation will be held at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Chapel service Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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HNATYSHYN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-07 published
Tony COSTANZA, Hairdresser: 1928-2005
Immigrant from Italy took up barbering in Ottawa; for decades, he trimmed the locks of the important and not so important
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, February 7, 2005 - Page S6
Ottawa -- For 45 years, ambassadors, prime ministers, viceroys and thousands of less-celebrated men had their hair cut by Tony COSTANZA at the Roma Barber Shop on Elgin Street in Ottawa. Holding court behind his favourite barber chair -- the first on the right when you came in -- he dispensed advice, jokes, opinions and stories to a never-ending stream of customers.
Everyone felt welcome, from working stiffs to the late Ray HNATYSHYN when he was governor-general. Pierre Elliott TRUDEAU dropped by, as well as judges from the nearby provincial courthouse and cadres of lawyers from surrounding office buildings. National Defence Headquarters isn't far away, so he served soldiers, airmen and sailors of all ranks, too.
All his clients received the same, no-fuss treatment. The interior of the tiny shop, which also houses Tony's Smoke Shop, is decorated with postcards, military cap badges and framed photos of favourite clients. The late Conservative politician George Hees is up there, along with former chief of defence General Ramsey Withers, and Paul Robinson, a former U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Retired warrant officer Roger DESPARDE was one of many clients who made Friends with Mr. COSTANZA. "I was in at least once a week. I got to like him and we got along very well. He was like a brother to me, he confided in me."
The shop is an oasis of civility in an uncivil world, a place "where people came by to talk," said David HOMA, a long-time client who recognized Mr. COSTANZA for his acts of kindness. "From time to time, someone would come in for a haircut but couldn't pay. He'd thank them for their business, even though he knew they wouldn't be back to pay. I'm sure that happened a hundred times."
Originally from Sicily, Mr. COSTANZA served in the Italian border police in the late 1940s and then spent five years working in the coal mines of Lancashire, England. In 1955, he immigrated to Canada equipped with little English and just $20. A year later, he sent for his wife, Genoveffa, and son Alex.
Settling in Ottawa, he found work wherever he could. In 1955, he took up barbering. After working for others, Mr. COSTANZA set up on his own in 1960. Nine years later, he moved across the street to the present location and never looked back.
It wasn't easy, though. Six days a week, Mr. COSTANZA opened the shop at 7 a.m. and spent the next 13 hours there. He only took a vacation twice, returning to Italy in 1976 and 1988.
On a good day, he served about 10 clients, or roughly 100,000 haircuts in a career. Now and then, he felt obliged to exert professional influence. "If a guy wanted a particular style and my father thought he didn't have the hair for it, he would tactfully suggest something else," said son Mario COSTANZA. " The guy would usually walk away happy."
The late 1960s and early 1970s weren't kind to Mr. COSTANZA. Long hair was fashionable and most males no longer wanted a "short back and sides" every two weeks. He waited patiently for better days and played a lot of checkers.
However, things changed when son Alex COSTANZA began work at the shop. "I thought it would be a good idea to learn the trade and help my father out. We got along, didn't have any disagreements."
His younger brother Mario had already come to know the shop in the 1960s. He had a job there sweeping floors after school. "It was a thrill to be there and see my father at work and listen to him shooting the breeze with his customers. At the end of the day, he'd throw me a quarter."
In 1978, Mario decided to make it a family threesome. "I liked the relaxed atmosphere [so] I decided to follow in my father's footsteps."
On January 10, Tony COSTANZA cut his last head of hair. He went home early after deciding he did not feel well, and now his chair sits unoccupied and his brushes, scissors, clippers and combs lay untouched.
Gaetano (Tony) COSTANZA was born in Sicily on February 13, 1928. He died in Ottawa on January 13. He was 76. He leaves his wife, Genoveffa, sons Alex and Mario, and his sister, Concetta.

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HNATYSHYN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
HNATYSHYN, Bernice
Passed away August 7, 2005, at St. Michael's Hospital after a courageous battle. Bernice is reunited with her beloved Alexander and is in God's love and embrace. She is survived by her sister Eleanor. Also by four children, Marilyn and husband Bill WILLEKES, Ken and wife Berna, Debra and husband Nick DEL PRINCIPE, Stephen and wife Jill. She will be missed by ten grandchildren, Leslie, Megan, David, Alex, Ann, Nicole, Cristina, Gabriella, Samantha and Brittany. Visitation at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road, Toronto, (416-698-2861) from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 9. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 10, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Sherrin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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