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PFAFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-04 published
STEVENS, Fred
Peacefully on March 3rd, 2005 at the age of 92, Fred STEVENS passed away in Strathroy, Ontario. Born in Carmen, Manitoba in 1912, Fred was the youngest son of the Reverend Dr. Fred G. and Frances STEVENS. His childhood years were divided between Winnipeg's Banning Street and the family home at the United Church mission, Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba's Interlake region. A student of the Cree language, Dad spent much of his early adult life in Northern Manitoba, at various times a freight driver, school teacher and lay minister in communities including Oxford House, God's Lake and Cross Lake. He married his beloved Helen in 1939 and they settled in Cross Lake, he as a minister and she as the community field nurse. In 1942, Mom and Dad left the bush, Dad joined the Canadian Army and served here and abroad resettling Canadian soldiers into civilian life. With skills developed in the Army and a young family to support, Dad joined the Abitibi Pulp and Paper Company as a personnel manager and labour negotiator. His 30 year career with Abitibi took him to Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto, where he retired in 1977. Son, Charlie was born in 1942, followed by a daughter, Danielle, in 1945. With two children almost grown, Dad embarked upon a second round of fatherhood with the birth of another daughter, Noreen, in 1962. In their senior years Mom and Dad settled in the S.W. Ontario community of Strathroy where they enjoyed many happy years of retirement. Dad was a gentle man; smart, kind, funny, a man of integrity and unshakable faith; a good husband, father and worker; a good man. His was a long life, well lived.
Dad is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen, children Charlie (Nancy), Danielle (Don) and Noreen (Jill), grandchildren, Mike (Pilar), Eric (Crystal), Ashley, Savannah and Dillon. He was predeceased by his parents and six siblings. A memorial service will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. West in Strathroy on Monday, March 7th, 2005 at 2 pm with Rev. Geraldene PFAFF officiating. Tea to follow. In lieu of Flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Fred.

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PFAFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-17 published
PFAFF, Geraldine M. (BUCKLER)
A resident of Ridgetown, Geraldine M. (BUCKLER) PFAFF passed away on Monday, May 16, 2005 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham at the age of 79. Born in Leamington, daughter of the late W. Lyle and Lillian (MEDLICOTT) BUCKLER. Retired from K.S.R. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) Earl PFAFF (2000.) Loving mother of Marilyn and Gerald McINTYRE of Waterloo. Devoted Grandmother of Kevin McINTYRE of New Hamburg and Melissa and Michael Uhlig of Waterloo. Proud Great-grandmother of Jacob and Kirsten UHLIG. Sister of Howard BUCKLER of Edmonton and the late Leonard BUCKLER (1974.) Dear friend of Stan RUNDLE, Ridgetown. Interment of cremated remains to take place on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown with Reverend Dr. Janice McINTYRE officiating. Donations, made by cheque to Cancer Society appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. Online condolence may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com "I thank you for the love you've shown but now it's time I travelled on alone".

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PFAFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-11 published
BECHLER, Ivan Charles
Peacefully, at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich, Friday, June 10, 2005, Ivan Charles BECHLER, of Goderich, formerly of R.R.#1, Zurich, age 77. Beloved husband of Gladys Ann (OESCH) BECHLER. Loved father and father-in-law of Gerald and Wilma BECHLER of Coldstream, Marlene and Bob HAMILTON of Forest, Ruth and Erv PFAFF of Lucan. Loving "Poppa" of Joseph and Jeremy BECHLER, Jason and Erin HAMILTON, Kristen and Hilary HERRON, Skye and Erin PFAFF. Dear brother-in-law of Donald SCOTT of Clinton and Dorothy ETUE of London. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Joseph (1967) and Alma (BRENNER) BECHLER (1972,) sister Nola Mae SCOTT (1998) and brother John "Harry" BECHLER (2005.) Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. The Reverend Ann KRUEGER officiating. Interment St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich. If desired, memorial donations to the Clinton Public Hospital, Community Nursing Services, Town and Country Support Services or charity of choice would be appreciated. Mr. BECHLER was a long time employee at Cook's Elevators, Hensall and farmed for 48 years on the Stanley-Hay Townline before retiring to Goderich. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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PFAFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-15 published
ELGIE, Beryl W. (PFAFF)
At Exeter Villa on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, Beryl W. (PFAFF) ELGIE, of Exeter in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Bob ELGIE (1991.) Dear mother of Margaret ELGIE of London. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a sister Alice ARTHUR and a brother Ray PFAFF. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 West of Main, Exeter, on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, June 17th at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Lillian WILTON officiating. Interment Bairds Cemetery. Donations to the Caven Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or World Vision would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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PFAFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
PFAFF, Bill
In memory of a beloved father, Bill PFAFF, who left us two years ago today, July 25, 2003.
Always in my thoughts and prayers.
With love, Dana.

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PFAFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-03 published
COLEMAN, Dorene
Peacefully at Huronview Home, Tuckersmith Twp., on Saturday, October 1, 2005 Mrs. Dorene COLEMAN in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred COLEMAN. Loving mother of Bruce and Marjorie COLEMAN of Exeter, and Ken and Grace COLEMAN of R.R.#1, Bayfield. Cherished grandmother of Cathy and Greg PFAFF, Brenda and Jim DEJONG, Patty and Mike BRITNEL, Bryan COLEMAN, Debra and Brian SQUIRES, and Darren COLEMAN and friend Jeanine. Also loved by nine great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by one sister Alice DIEGEL, and by three brothers, Leonard, Bernard, and Edgar HUDSON. Friends will be received at the Box and Smith Funeral Chapel, 47 High Street, Seaforth, on Monday from 6: 30-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Maitland Bank Cemetery, McKillop Twp. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research (Cheques made payable to Princess Margarget Hospital Foundation) or the charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated.

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PFAFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
GRIERSON, Ruby Elizabeth (BRETHOUR)
Suddenly at Masonville Manor on Sunday, December 4, 2005. Ruby Elizabeth GRIERSON (BRETHOUR) of London in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold Wheaton GRIERSON (1985.) Loving mother of Donna and her husband John AZIZ and Linda and her husband the late Brian ECCLES of Edmonton. Dear grandmother of John AZIZ and his wife Bonnie, Jeff AZIZ and his wife Amy, Matt AZIZ and his wife Sarah, all of London, and Cameron ECCLES of Edmonton. Special Great-Grandma to Ryan and Julia, Hayden, Hannah and Lily. Dear sister of the late Hazel PFAFF, Myrtle BRINE, Pearl BRINE, and Frebis STEPHEN. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, December 8 at 1: 00 p.m. by Reverend Dr. Robert ROBINSON and Reverend Donald G. MCINNES/MCINNIS. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the New St. James Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged

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PFAFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-03-08 published
STEVENS, Fred
Peacefully, on March 3, 2005, at the age of 92, Fred STEVENS passed away in Strathroy. Born in Carmen, Manitoba, in 1912, Fred was the youngest son of Reverend Dr. Fred G. and Frances STEVENS. His childhood years were divided between Winnipegs Banning St. and the family home at the United Church Mission, Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitobas Interlake region. A student of the Cree language, Dad spent much of his early adult life in northern Manitoba, at various times as a freight driver, school teacher, and lay minister in communities including Oxford House, Gods Lake, and Cross Lake. He married his beloved Helen in 1939 and they settled in Cross Lake; he as a lay minister and she as the community field nurse. In 1942, Mom and Dad left the bush; Dad joined the Canadian Army and served here and abroad resettling Canadian soldiers into civilian life. With skills developed in the army, and a young family to support, Dad joined the Abitibi Pulp and Paper Company as a personnel manager and labour negotiator. His 30-year career with Abitibi took him to Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto, where he retired in 1977. son Charlie was born in 1942, followed by a daughter, Danielle, in 1945. With two children almost grown, Dad embarked upon a second round of fatherhood with the birth of another daughter, Noreen, in 1962. In their senior years, Mom and Dad settled in the southwestern Ontario community of Strathroy, where they enjoyed many happy years of retirement. Dad was a gentle man; smart, kind, funny, a man of integrity and unshakable faith; a good husband, father, and worker a good man. His was a long life, well lived. Dad is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen; children Charlie (Nancy), Danielle (Don) and Noreen (Jill); grandchildren Mike (Pilar), Eric (Crystal), Ashley, Savannah, and Dillon. He was predeceased by his parents and six siblings. A memorial service was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Monday, March 7 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Geraldene PFAFF officiating. Tea followed. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Fred.

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PFAFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-05 published
PFAFF, Isaac Moses
Isaac PFAFF, humanitarian, author, educator, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4, 2005 in the early morning hours with his beloved wife Juanita at his side. Isaac, was a dear father to Desiree (Valdur PAUL) and Howard (Caroline) and devoted grandfather, role-model and unconditional supporter to Valia, Karl (Kelly), Ilja and Adrian. He is survived by his brothers: John, Dennis (Joan), Cyril (Marge), Oscar (Nan), Neville (Fran) and many loved nephews and nieces. Retired Drama, English and History teacher (York Region-Thornhill Secondary School), above all, Isaac was a humanitarian who fought for justice and peace for all of his brothers and sisters, starting in his native South Africa, and throughout the world. He was an active member of the Oriole-York Mills United Church. Public visitation is at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. on Monday, February 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. (Family: 6: 30-8:30 p.m.). The funeral service is on Tuesday, February 8 at Oriole-York Mills Church, 2609 Bayview Ave. at 1 p.m. Interment York Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made through flowers or donations on behalf of Isaac to Amnesty International Canada. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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PFAFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-05 published
PFAFF, Isaac - Dispatch:
By Jordan PRESS, Saturday, March 5, 2005 - Page M6
Isaac Moses PFAFF didn't wave placards to further the causes he was passionate about -- he used his pen. "He was a humanitarian," says his daughter, Desiree REINSALU. " But he did it in a really non-militant manner."
Born June 13, 1920, in Ladysmith, South Africa, Mr. PFAFF began writing anti-apartheid-themed plays at the age of 18 in English, Dutch and German, often using the pen name Paul Roubaix.
"There was not the freedom of speech there is now" in South Africa, Mrs. REINSALU says. "Most writers who had a political conscience wrote under a pseudonym."
When Mr. PFAFF toured South Africa with his theatre company, he refused to perform in front of segregated crowds. As president of the South African arts union, he worked to end apartheid with a group that included Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
He has written more than a dozen plays for the theatre, three novels and several short stories and radio plays, most of them about human rights and compassion.
In May of 1964, Mr. PFAFF's politically charged writing forced him to flee South Africa with his wife Juanita and their children Desiree and Howard. They left their home with all their furniture inside.
In Canada, he produced many plays as a high-school teacher at Oakwood Collegiate Institute and Thornhill Secondary School. One student sent flowers and a letter to the funeral, saying Mr. PFAFF helped her to her current career as a lawyer for the underprivileged, Mrs. REINSALU says.
Mr. PFAFF died February 4 due to complications from severe asthma.

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PFAFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
PFAFF, Oscar Julian
Music, laughter, adventure and love: these are the gifts Oscar gave us every day. On August 31, 2005 at 6: 50 a.m., Oscar, the son of the late Izak and Maria PFAFF, succumbed to a heartrending battle with cancer. Born in Cape Town, South Africa on July 30, 1937, Oscar was best friend and beloved husband to Nancy; father to Damon, Aeryn, and Keely PFAFF, Shereen WOODWORTH (Alex,) Therese GOULD (Walter) and Tashia SAVILLE (Chris;) brother to John, Denis, Cyril, Neville and the late Isaac, Sally, Helen and Marie; brother-in-law to Jeanette, Jannie, Joan, Marge, Fran and the late Margie; Pappie to Brandon, Tiffany, Paul, Monica, Kyle, Justin, Forest and Trent uncle to many; friend and teacher to legions, Oscar touched many lives. He will be remembered for his artistry as a musician, photographer and teacher, and his capacity for outrageous joy and curiosity. Oscar was a gifted pianist and composer, performing from the age of four and bringing the world of music to life for many students over a 35 year teaching career in South Africa and with the Peel District School Board. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy # 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Saint John The Baptist Anglican Church, 719 Dundas Street East, Mississuaga on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Saint John's Dixie Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made in trust to the future educational requirements of Damon, Aeryn and Keely PFAFF at Scotiabank, 158 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 1E9, (905) 278-3358.

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PFAFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
PFAFF, Isaac Moses
Isaac PFAFF, humanitarian, author, educator, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4, 2005, in the early morning hours with his beloved wife Juanita at his side. Isaac was a dear father to Desiree (Valdur PAUL) and Howard (Caroline) and devoted grandfather, role-model and unconditional supporter to Valia, Karl (Kelly), Ilja and Adrian. He is survived by his brothers: John, Dennis (Joan), Cyril (Marge), Oscar (Nan), Neville (Fran) and many loved nephews and nieces. Retired Drama, English and History teacher (York Region-Thornhill Secondary School), above all, Isaac was a humanitarian who fought for justice and peace for all of his brothers and sisters, starting in his native South Africa, and throughout the world. He was an active member of the Oriole-York Mills United Church. Public visitation is at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. on Monday, February 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. (Family: 6: 30 to 8:30 p.m.). The Funeral Service is on Tuesday, February 8 at Oriole-York Mills United Church, 2609 Bayview Ave. at 1 p.m. Interment York Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made through flowers or donations on behalf of Isaac to Amnesty International Canada.

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PFAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-03 published
LITTLE, Murray Aiton
Murray Aiton LITTLE passed away on August 26th, 2005 at Kelowna, British Columbia at the age of 93 years. Murray was predeceased by his parents William and Annie (AITON) LITTLE and brother Russell "Pat," sister Margaret. He is survived by his wife Clarissa (PELK,) children: Doris (Robert) ANDERSON of Kelowna, John (Joan) of Toronto and Beverly PFAU of London, grandchildren: Richard (Taunie) ANDERSON, Catherine ANDERSON; Tanis LITTLE, Tara (Bryan) HAAS Jenna, Sarah, Rachel and John PFAU. He leaves his brother George "Mike" (Doris,) sister Marion CARNAGHAN and brother Bruce. No service by request. Private interment at a later date at the Boal Chapel and Memorial Gardens at First Memorial in North Vancouver, British Columbia Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of British Columbia 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6P6
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service, Kelowna, British Columbia (250) 762-2299.

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