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PYE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-07 published
SKILLINGS, John Roy
At London Health Sciences Centre (Westminster Campus) on Sunday, March 6, 2005. John Roy SKILLINGS of William Street, London in his 58th year. Beloved son of the late John B. and Evelyn SKILLINGS. Dear brother of Lynda PYE of Woodstock and Lorna GAETAN (Beachville) and her fiance Bruce MEADOWS. Loved nephew of Isabella CHAMBERS of Ingersoll as well as several nieces and nephews. He will always be remembered by his many good Friends, neighbours and colleagues. Predeceased by his brother Gordon SKILLINGS (1969.) John was a longtime member of the Craigowan Golf and Country Club of Woodstock. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held for John at a later date. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock (539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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PYE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
WALTERS, Lorne Alexander
Lorne Alexander, 85, of R.R.#2, Embro passed away suddenly at Celebrantion Hospital, Orlando, Florida on Saturday, March 19, 2005. He was born in West Zorra Township, Oxford County on October 19, 1919 a son of the late Frank and Della WALTERS. He had farmed at Lot 32, Con. 7 of Zorra Township and was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Brookdale. He married the former Ruth Pauline LOWES at Princeton on July 13, 1946. She predeceased him on February Lorne is survived by one son, Bob and his wife Gail WALTERS of Stratford; four daughters, Sharon and husband Larry PYE of Ingersoll, Darlene and husband Andy WHITTAKER of R.R.#1, Embro; Judy WALTERS- CHANDLER of R.R.#2, Embro; Lori and husband Fred ELLIS of R.R.#5, Stratford twelve grandchildren, Julie, Neal and Jacqui WALTERS, Scott and wife Lisa PYE, Steven PYE, Loretta and husband Ken HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Sherri and husband Andrew BELL, Keith WHITTAKER, Kyle WHITTAKER and fianceé Tracey AUSTIN, Sheila WHITTAKER, Jason and Rebecca CHANDLER; ten great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Thelma WALTERS of Woodstock, Ann Maslen of R.R.#1, Embro; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lois and Tom DWYER of Mt. Brydges and brother-in-law, Stuart LOWES of London. He was predeceased by brother, Lloyd WALTERS; half-brother, Roy "Bud" MASLEN; sister-in-law, Freda HALLMAN. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday March 24, 2005 at 1 p.m. The Reverend Janice AICKEN will officiate. Interment in Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Harrington. As expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Sunshine Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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PYE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-02 published
GREER/GRIER, Richard
At Willett Hospital in Paris, Ontario on Sunday, May 1, 2005, Richard GREER/GRIER of Toronto in his 84th year. Beloved husband for 57 years of Bernice. Dear father of Kenneth of Toronto, James of Brantford and the late Gail, and father-in-law of Kevin HAMILTON of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Andrew, Amy, Cameron, Nathan, Dean and Joel. Dear brother of Dorothy PYE (the late Gordon) and Merle GREER/GRIER, both of Woodstock, Larry GREER/GRIER of Sarnia, and the late Louise WAUGH (the late Fred) and William GREER/GRIER (Vera of Woodstock). Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Saturday, May 7, 2005 from 1: 30 to 2:30 p.m. for a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2: 30 p.m. with Reverend Megan COLLINGS- MOORE officiating. Cremation followed by interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Huntingford. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy (519) 537-3611.

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PYE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
SANSON, Cora May (née PYE)

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PYE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-06 published
BIEBER, Marjorie Elizabeth Ann (MOORE)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, December 4, 2005 with her family at her side, Marjorie Elizabeth Ann (MOORE) BIEBER of R.R.#2 Lucan in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late P. Henry BIEBER (1997.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Dave BAROUDI of R.R.#2 Lucan, Shirley and George McNAIR of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and Ruth and Matthew MAIR of Seaforth. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dorothy BENDALL of Saint Marys, Vera FOSTER of London, Olla and Peter FIDDY of Woodstock, Evelyn and Tom PYE of Drumbo, Gordon and Connie MOORE of Stratford, Joyce and Bruce HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of West Lorne, and Marion and Ken CHAPPEL of Stratford. Predeceased by sons Wilfred (1995), Gordon (November 2005), a granddaughter Cheryl Lynn, a great-grand_son Michael, a daughter-in-law Mary Jane BIEBER (2003) and brothers Les (1988,) Glen (1972) and Jim MOORE (2001.) Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 8th at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment Saint Marys Cemetery, Saint Marys. Donations to the Alzheimer Sociey or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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PYE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
DANIELS, Catharine (SMITH)
At Oxford Regional Nursing Home, Ingersoll on Thursday, December 22, 2005, Catharine (SMITH) DANIELS, of Ingersoll, in her 102nd year. Wife of the late Gordon (Tee) DANIELS (1972.) Dear mother of David and his wife Pearl of Ingersoll. Dear Gammie of Catharine and her husband Michael CHARLEBOIS of Hamilton, Deb and her husband Jim MORRISON of Ingersoll, Nancy and her husband Jim WALKER of Macomb, Michigan and Judy PYE of Woodstock. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Eleanor DENT of Oakville. A private family service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) on Monday, December 26, 2005 Rev. Bill MAYOROS of Trinity United Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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PYE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
PYE, Robert Allan " Bob"
After a lengthy illness, in his 83rd year, on February 12, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital, L Wing. Husband of the late Jennie PYE. Father of James (Marina) and Teresa. Grandpa to Adam. Cremation has taken place.

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PYE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
GREER/GRIER, Richard
At Willett Hospital in Paris, Ontario on Sunday, May 1, 2005, Richard GREER/GRIER of Toronto in his 84th year. Beloved husband for 57 years of Bernice. Dear father of Kenneth of Toronto, James of Brantford and the late Gail, and father-in-law of Kevin HAMILTON of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Andrew, Amy, Cameron, Nathan, Dean and Joel. Dear brother of Dorothy PYE (the late Gordon) and Merle GREER/GRIER, both of Woodstock, Larry GREER/GRIER of Sarnia, and the late Louise WAUGH (the late Fred) and William GREER/GRIER (Vera of Woodstock). Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Saturday, May 7, 2005 from 1: 30 to 2:30 p.m. for a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2: 30 p.m. with Reverend Megan COLLINGS- MOORE officiating. Cremation followed by interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Huntingford. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy (519) 537-3611.

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PYE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-09 published
CAMERON, Margaret Jean
At Kingston General Hospital on Friday, October 7, 2005, Jean CAMERON of Victoria Street, Havelock, in her 78th year. Dear cousin of Alvin ROBB and the late Marie ROBB. Also survived by several other cousins. Very dear friend of Maude ESDALE of Havelock. Friends and family are invited to call at Campbellford Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 12th from 12: 00 noon until Service time of 2: 00 p.m., Reverend Lionel PYE officiating. Interment at a later date at the Stone Church Cemetery in Beaverton. If desired, donations may be made (by cheque only) to the Gideons or the Carnpbellford Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Brett Funeral Chapel, Havelock (705) 778-2231.

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PYE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
CLARK, Frank Allen
At the Trillium Hospital, Mississauga after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, November 5th, 2005 in his 61st year. Frank CLARK of Mississauga, formerly of Orillia. Much loved father of Steve and his wife Brenda of Guelph, Lee CLARK (Rob VENDITTI) of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Eryn CLARK. Dear brother of Shirley and her husband Jack MORRISON of Bobcaygeon, Joyce CLARK of Orillia, Earl CLARK and his wife Gloria of Orillia, Pearl and her husband Lloyd BENNETT of Ardtrea, Roger CLARK, Donna and her husband Tim BRETTLE, Wally CLARK and his wife Marg, June PYE, Ron OSTERTAG and his wife Tina, Bonnie and her husband Eric HEWITT, Marilyn CLARK, Pauline and her husband Rick PAYNE, Eric CLARK, Ken OSTERTAG and his wife Julie, all of Orillia. Frank was also lovingly remembered by his children's mother Sheila CLARK of Guelph. Frank was a proud employee of Cabano-Kinsway Trucking Co. for 37 years. Visitation will be held at the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James Street East, Orillia on Tuesday, November 8th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 9th, from 11: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment St. Andrew - St. James Cemetery, Orillia. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PYE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
SERIO, Helen Doris
Passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital, in her 82nd year. Helen SERIO of St. Catharines, formerly of Toronto and Orillia. Beloved mother of Ronald PYE (predeceased;) Linda JEFFRIES of Niagara-on-the-Lake; Leo SERIO and wife Sheila of Oakville; and Marie and husband Ron WHITE/WHYTE of Barrie. Dear sister of Ted PAGE of Orillia, and the late Ken PYE, Gordon PYE and Lillian CRIPPS. Sadly missed by grandchildren Wallie, Terri, Trudi, Tara, Jeff and Blaine and great-grandchildren Alanna, Troy and Trinity. Funeral Services will be held at the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James Street East, Orillia on Sunday, November 27th at 2: 30 p.m. A reception and time of visitation will follow. Memorial donations made to the Christian Science Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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PYETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-28 published
Charles Clarence "Clare" LAKING, Veteran (1899-2005)
Canadian veteran of First World War learned hard work on the front lines
By Joe FRIESEN and David PYETTE, Monday, November 28, 2005, Page S11
Clare LAKING, a farm boy from Campbellville, Ontario, who never finished high school, volunteered for the Great War to spite his father and narrowly avoided being killed on his first trip to the front.
The first shell he saw landed 45 metres away. He started wondering what he had gotten himself into. A second shell came so close that he dropped to the ground in terror. Before he could get up, a third shell landed right in his trench, showering him with dirt and debris.
Mr. LAKING survived his first brush with death, and lived through many more in his two years as a signalman who repaired communication lines at the front.
Mr. LAKING died Saturday at the age of 106. There are now only four Canadian veterans of the First World War still living.
Charles Clarence LAKING, named for his father Charles, but known as Clare, was born on February 21, 1899, on a farm in Southern Ontario. He attended a one-room school five kilometres from his home, and grew up playing hockey on the flooded, frozen fields near the school.
In an interview a few years before his death, Mr. LAKING, who was always a keen joker despite his strict Methodist upbringing, remembered walking to school with his older brother Bob in a particularly harsh snowstorm. When they arrived, they were the only ones there.
"The storm was too severe for everybody else. We had our lunch with us, we were cold and hungry and we didn't want to start back home right away. So we filed the padlock off the door, went out to the woodshed, and got the fire going. We spent most of the day catching mice and putting them in the girls' pencil boxes. Most of the mice smothered before the next morning, but it was still quite a surprise for the girls."
After he finished elementary school, Mr. LAKING commuted by train to a business college in Hamilton for six months. At 16, he took a job in Campbellville with the Bank of Nova Scotia that paid $300 a year.
Two years later, in 1917, he hitched a ride to Guelph and joined the army.
"I went against my father's wishes. He was dead against war, and he was getting under my skin," Mr. LAKING said. "And it was in order -- as much as anything -- to shut him up that I enlisted.
"He as much as told me at the time that, 'If you enlist I'm through with you.' It was a hard decision. Nevertheless, I carried through and enlisted. And when I came back, everything was fine. Everything was forgiven."
Mr. LAKING was sent to England, where he trained as a Morse code operator before being sent to the front.
"In fact I could have had a nice soft job in England for the balance of the war, because they knew I had worked for a bank, and I was in the orderly room for a couple of months there. But I thought: 'I have come this far, let's go on.' "
The next two years were filled with adventure and sorrow, as many of the young Canadians he served with died in battle. But the best feeling came at war's end, as he travelled through liberated villages, and people lined the roads to wave and cheer.
He came home to Canada intending to move to Alberta, but ended up working in lumber yards. It was in the late 1920s that he began courting a legal secretary named Helen PATTERSON.
One night he was on his way to Helen's parents' house for a Saturday supper. He was wearing his best fedora, navy blue overcoat and white silk scarf.
"In those days they had iced toboggan slides in Riverdale Park. I met some boys there who persuaded me to come for a ride on the toboggan. At the bottom of the toboggan slide the light standards were surrounded by manure piles to guard against any accident.
"The toboggan headed right for the manure pile. I was lying on the bottom of the toboggan with the rest of the guys on top of me, so I couldn't get off. I rolled into the manure pile wearing my Sunday best. Then I had to visit Helen's parents."
Nevertheless, they were married in 1929, just before the stock market crash, and a year later their son Keith was born, followed by their daughter Sheila six years later.
In 1941, Mr. LAKING bought his own business, Danforth Wallboard, in Toronto's East End, and kept it for close to 25 years before selling in 1965.
Throughout his life he was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and held season tickets until the age of 100. He was to have been honoured at a ceremony at the Air Canada Centre this month, but couldn't attend due to his failing health.
He was also an avid curler, who once scored an rare eight-ender, a feat of perfection when all eight of the team's rocks are closer to the centre circle than any of the opposition's.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime feat, if you're lucky," he once said.
After retirement, he and Helen travelled the world together and spent time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen died in 1993, and Mr. LAKING moved into the veterans residence at Sunnybrook hospital in 2003. He was in good health until a few weeks before his death, and kept a driver's licence until the age of 102.
The four remaining Canadian veterans of the First World War are Lloyd CLEMETT, 105, who is also at Sunnybrook; John BABCOCK, 105, who lives in Spokane, Washington.; William PROCTOR, 106, now residing in Salmon Arm, British Columbia; and Dwight WILSON, 104, a resident of Oshawa, Ontario

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