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VELCICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
VELCICH, Giovanni
Passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord, in his 69th year, at Scarborough General Hospital, Sunday, October 2, 2005. He is survived by his wife Olga, his three children, Robert, Rosemary and Lizie, as well as his father and two brothers in Australia and by his many Friends. He will be greatly missed. Friends may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church (59 Heather Rd., Brimley north of Sheppard) at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Interment to follow at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery.

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VELDBOOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-23 published
JOHNSTON, Greta Maude
Greta Maude JOHNSTON, a resident of Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 22, 2005 in her 100th year. Greta was a former proud employee of J.L. Hudson's Department Store in Detroit who loved Euchre, gardening and canning for all of her family and Friends in Tupperville. Beloved wife of the late Hilton Wm. JOHNSTON (1969.) Loving mother of her twin children Donna (McFADDEN) of Dresden and Donald JOHNSTON of Mitchell's Bay. Mother-in-law of Judy and the late Joanne JOHNSTON and Carl McFADDEN. Dear grandmother of Peter, Jim and Anita JOHNSTON, Jodi and Mike TETRAULT, Paul and Sue, Ross and Lisa McFADDEN and Lori and John VELDBOOM. Great-grandmother of 13 great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Bessie McCLURE. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters: Eva CHAPPEL, Ila WITHERS, Etta McFADDEN, Willard J., Gordon and Harold McCLURE. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin), in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, May 23. The funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Linda MAW and Mrs. Bonnie HARVEY on Tuesday, May 22, in the chapel at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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VELDE o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-07-06 published
CROTHERS, Clara F. (née WISE)
Mrs. Clara F. CROTHERS a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005 at C.K.H.A. "Sydenham Campus", at the age of 101. Clara was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a daughter of the late Michael A. and Anna Maria (DAMON) WISE. She had resided in Wallaceburg all of her maried life (76 years) and was a member of Trinity United Church, as well as a former member of the Wallaceburg Horticultural Society. Beloved wife of the late A.J. Bert CROTHERS (1967.) Dear mother of Hortense (Honey) DAWE. Loving grandmother of Penny ROOSE and Peter DRIESSEN of Port Lambton and Sandy and Peter VANDE VELDE of Wallaceburg. Great grandmother of Heather and Jeff FIELDS, Mandy ROOSE and partner Larry MARTIN and Eric VANDE VELDE. Great great grandmother of Zachary FIELDS. Predeceased by her sisters Laurie, Mary and Hortense and by her brothers Michael, Frank and Arthur. Also predeceased by a son-in-law Robert DAWE (2000) and a granddaughter LeeAnn (1964.) The late Clara F. CROTHERS rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg until Monday, July 4, 2005 when funeral services were held in the chapel of the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Bonnie HARVEY, Officiant. Mrs. Barbara MYERS presided at the organ and Mrs. Lois MYERS sang "Precious Lord and Take My Hand." Pall bearers were Peter VANDE VELDE, Peter DRIESSEN, Jeff FIELDS, Larry MARTIN, Doug BABBITT and Brian BOOK. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy donations to Fairfield Park Memorial Gardens may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Clara F. CROTHERS.

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VELDE o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-07-20 published
RABIDEAU, Elmer
Elmer RABIDEAU a long time resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg, at the age of 88 years. He was born in Dover Township and was a son of the late George and Marguerite (ROSE) RABIDEAU. Elmer was a Parish member of Holy Family Church, Knights of Columbus Council #2102 and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18 in Wallaceburg. He was a farmer in the Dover Township area for most of his life. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (MYERS) RABIDEAU. Loving father and father-in-law of Terry and Mary Lee RABIDEAU of R.R.#6 Wallaceburg and Billie Gail and Dennis STEFIK of R.R.#7 Dresden. Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Marie RICHMOND, Rita GLADWISH, Eleanor WEBSTER, Geraldine and Art DESCHAMPS, Evelyn and Des VANDE VELDE, Clarice MORELAND, Marguerite LAUWEREYS, Mary RABIDEAU, Tina RABIDEAU and Reg and Sally RABIDEAU. Predeceased by his sisters Josephine and Mildred and his brothers Wilfred, Floyd, George and Gregory. The late Elmer RABIDEAU rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, until Tuesday, July 19, 2005 when the funeral mass was celebrated from Holy Family Church at 11 a.m. with Fr. Greg BONIN, celebrant. Mr. Dennis MYERS presided at the organ and Ken RABIDEAU offered a solo. The Gifts were brought to the altar by Mike STEFIK, Karen DUTRY and Connie PERRIN. The Readings were offered by Stephen RABIDEAU, Ken RABIDEAU and Shelley AARSSEN. The Pall Bearers were Matt DUTRY, Joe AARSSEN, Kyle AARSSEN, Kirk PERRIN, Tyler RABIDEAU, Nathan RABIDEAU, Ryan RABIDEAU and Tim RABIDEAU. The Flower Bearers were Heather AARSSEN, Ashlea RABIDEAU, Sarah RABIDEAU, Kayla STEFIK and Alex STEFIK. Interment has taken place in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Knights of Columbus prayers were offered at the funeral home Sunday at 7: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Knights of Columbus Building Fund or the Charity of Your Choice may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Elmer RABIDEAU.

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VELDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-18 published
VOGEL, Cedric Anton
Cedric Anton, born October 16, 1914 in Vancouver, son of Hans Broder VOGEL and Annie (HUNTER) VOGEL, passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2005. Loved and missed by his wife, Dorothy (MacLELLAN,) children Peter and Jan VOGEL, Chris VOGEL and Richard NORTH, and by his grandchildren, Christopher and Jamie VOGEL and Jason VAN DE VELDE. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Ced received a B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan and taught in a one room schoolhouse in Saskatchewan until enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served as a navigator with bomber command, being shot down and held in the Stalag Luft III prison camp until the end of the war. In 1946 he began his career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Regina, then administering Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg and Westminster Hospital in London. Special thanks to home care workers Elizabeth DIVER, Irene AMARAL, Lisa MALLOY, and Doris DIVER for their loving care. Ced will be interred in the family plot in Arcola, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and to the London Health Sciences Foundation. Westview Funeral Chapel, (519) 641-1793, entrusted with arrangements.

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VELDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-18 published
RABIDEAU, Elmer
Elmer RABIDEAU, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Friday, July, 15, 2005 at Sydenham Campus, in Wallaceburg, at the age of 88 years. He was a son of the late George and Marguerite ROSE) RABIDEAU. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (MYERS) RABIDEAU. Loving father and father-in-law of Terry and Mary Lee RABIDEAU of R.R.#6 Wallaceburg and Billie Gail and Dennis STEFIK of R.R.#7 Dresden. Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Marie RICHMOND, Rita GLADWISH, Eleanor WEBSTER, Geraldine and Art DESCHAMPS, Evelyn and Des VANDE VELDE, Clarice MORELAND, Marguerite LAUWEREYS, Mary RABIDEAU, Tina RABIDEAU and Reg and Sally RABIDEAU. Predeceased by his sisters Josephine and Mildred and his brothers Wilfred, Floyd, George and Gregory. Visitation will be held at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg on Monday, July 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated from Holy Family Church, in Wallaceburg, on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations to the Knights of Columbus Building Fund or the Charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home.

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VELDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-04 published
MERCER, Mary Helen
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, January 2, 2005, Mary Helen MERCER of Glanworth in her 90th year. Beloved wife for over 60 years of the late Clifton E. MERCER (2003.) Loving mother of Gary and his wife Cynthia of London and Wayne and his wife Brenda of Glanworth. Cherished grandmother of Lori and her husband James REDMAN, Suzanne and her husband David VANDER VELDEN, Joel and his wife Cynthia MERCER, Robert and his wife Heather MERCER, Ryan MERCER and Shannon and Sean SMITH. Dearly loved by great-grandchildren Madison, Noah and Scarlett REDMAN, Piper VANDER VELDEN, Ava and Hudson MERCER and Damien SMITH. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Kristiane CHARLTON officiating. Interment Christ Church Cemetery, Glanworth. Donations to the Red Cross Asian Relief Fund gratefully acknowledged. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com.

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VELDHUIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-07 published
WALKER, Alexander " Sandy"
Mr. Alexander (Sandy) WALKER, formerly of Kingston and Montreal, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Pauline, married for 58 happy years. Loving father of David, Peter and Robert. Dear Grandfather to Mimosa. He will be fondly remembered by his daughter-in-law's Cobi and Mimi. A memorial service will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel on Friday, April 8th at 4 p.m. The family wishes to extend their most sincere appreciation to Dr. VELDHUIS and the dedicated 6th floor staff of St. Joseph's Hospital. Sandy served in the 14th Canadian General Hospital Unit in World War 2. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society are grateful ly acknowledged.

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VELDHUIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-19 published
VELDHUIS, John
On Saturday, April 16, 2005, Mr. John VELDHUIS in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Carolyn VELDHUIS. son of Jessie and the late Keith VELDHUIS and brother of Sandra GRAY/GREY. Dear father of Brent and his wife Patricia, Tracey, Warren and Keith. Loving grandfather of Elicia, Rianna and Andrew. Visitation will be held at North Park Community Church, (Fanshawe Park Road, East of Highbury) on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at the church on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the North Park Community Church -Kitchen Fund, 1510 Fanshawe Park Road East, London, Ontario N5X 3Z9 or the Independent Living Residences for the Deafblind in Ontario, 11181 Yonge Street Suite 215, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1L2. (Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770)

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VELDHUIZEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-19 published
VELDHUIZEN, Edwin Joel
To our deep sorrow, the Lord has taken out of our midst, following a brief illness, our dearly beloved and much cherished son, brother, grand_son, great-grand_son, nephew and cousin, at the London Health Sciences Centre, on Tuesday May 17, 2005, Edwin Joel VELDHUIZEN of Burgessville at the young age of 23 months. Beloved son of Jan and Susanna VELDHUIZEN (née VAN MANEN.) Dear little brother of Scott and Arlean. He will be sadly missed by his grandparents Mrs. Jannie VELDHUIZEN of Burgessville, Mr. and Mrs. Evert VAN MANEN of Burgessville and great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Thys BARENDRECHT of Norwich and his many uncles, aunts and cousins. Edwin was predeceased by his grandfather Mr. Albertus VELDHUIZEN (2002). Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main Street West, Norwich on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service in the side room of the church. Funeral service will be held at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Norwich on Friday, May 20th at 2: 00 p.m. the Lord willing. Rev. J. SPAANS officiating. Interment Norwich Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Paediatric Critical Care Unit at the L.H.S.C., Rehoboth Christian School or choice would be appreciated. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020. Note: As owners of Botanix Oxford Insta-Shade, the Garden Centre will be closed on Friday.

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VELDHUIZEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-22 published
FRIZZELL, John Richard (1924-2005)
(U of T '48, Honours History)
At Kingston, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005, husband of bereaved wife Mary (née GORDON,) and his family Jane and Thomas BATES, Mark DELVECCHIO and Mark VELDHUIZEN, Kathye and Dave HATHWAY, Anne KING, Jim and Mary Lou McCARTNEY, John and Lori McCARTNEY, Mary Lou McCARTNEY, Ann and Gino PISCIONE, Mary and Rick ROSS and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Although Jack was a history specialist for 39 years, his first love was always music. Having been taught percussion by his beloved father, Jack played drums in a combo at King Edward Public School when the students marched into school. He then went on to play in the Harmony Orchestra walking along Bloor Street on Sunday mornings with his friend Vic FELBRILL, drum and violin in hand. Jack also played in the Harbord Orchestra and sang in early television, choir and grandstand shows. Jack was a member of the Initial Festival Singers at the Stratford Festival Inauguration. Throughout his career, he conducted numerous school and community choirs and book shows, ending with seventeen years in Florida with a choir of thirty retirees.
Condolences may be emailed to johnfriz@enoreo.on.ca or mailed to 1230 Brass Drive, Kingston, Ontario, K7M 3M3. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family would appreciate donations to the proposed "John Richard Frizzell Music Bursary": donations may be sent to the Harbord Foundation, 286 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1G5. Please include 'for the "John Richard Frizzell Bursary"' on your card or cheque. This bursary will be used for a student wishing to continue in a Post Secondary Music Education Program. Jack was an alumnus of Harbord C.I. and had the honour of his first teaching assignment at this school.
Heartfelt thanks are given to Dr. L. DEMPSEY and Caroline, the St. Elizabeth Homecare and all our family and Friends for their continuing support and kindness.
Jack has been cremated and a reception will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Glencairn Golf Club, Four Seasons Room, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 9807 Hwy. 25, Milton, Ontario (2 kilometers north of Hwy. 401 right hand side, 1-905-876-3666).

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VELDHUIZEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
FRIZZELL, John Richard (1924-2005)
(U. of T. '48, Honours History) At Kingston, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005, husband of bereaved wife Mary (née GORDON,) and his family Jane and Thomas BATES, Mark DELVECCHIO and Mark VELDHUIZEN, Kathye and Dave HATHWAY, Anne KING, Jim and Mary Lou McCARTNEY, John and Lori McCARTNEY, Mary Lou McCARTNEY, Ann and Gino PISCIONE, Mary and Rick ROSS, and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Although Jack was a history specialist for 39 years, his first love was always music. Having been taught percussion by his beloved father, Jack played drums in a combo at King Edward Public School when the students marched into school. He then went on to play in the Harmony Orchestra walking along Bloor Street on Sunday mornings with his friend Vic FELBRILL, drum and violin in hand. Jack also played in the Harbord Orchestra and sang in early television, choir and grandstand shows. Jack was a member of the Initial Festival Singers at the Stratford Festival Inauguration. Throughout his career, he conducted numerous school and community choirs and book shows, ending with seventeen years in Flonda with a choir of thirty retirees. Condolences may be emailed to johnfriz@enoreo.on.ca or mailed to 1230 Brass Drive, Kingston, Ontario K7M 3M3. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family would appreciate donations to the proposed "John Richard Frizzell Music Bursary." Donations may be sent to the Harbord Foundation, 286 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1G5. Please include "for the John Richard Frizzell Bursary" on your card or cheque. This bursary will be used for a student wishing to continue in a Post Secondary Music Education Program. Jack was an alumnus of Harbord C.I. and had the honour of his first teaching assignment at this school. Heartfelt thanks are given to Dr. L. DEMPSEY and Caroline, the St. Elizabeth Homecare, and all our family and Friends for their continuing support and kindness. Jack has been cremated and a reception will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Glencairn Golf Club, Four Seasons Room, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., 9807 Hwy. 25, Milton, Ontario (2 kilometers north of Hwy. 401, right hand side, 1-905-876-3666).

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VÈLEZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
VÈLEZ, Jair De Jesus " Jerry" (May 28, 1967-June 20, 2005)
Beloved son of Lilia Ines PÈREZ and Javier De Jesus VÈLEZ. Grandson of Luis Maria PÈREZ and Maria Mercedes RAMIREZ, C.V. and Pèpa. Father of Mathew Ryan VÈLEZ and Daniel RAMIREZ. Brother of A.A.V. and Lisa, Loreley Ivis VÈLEZ and Sandro SUPERINA. Uncle of Julian Alexander VÈLEZ. Husband of Yanet RAMIREZ. You will remain forever in our hearts and memories. I love you like a brother. You were great, our rock and anchor. My 'father', brother, friend. Rest in peace my everything. The Love of our Lord Jesus and Saviour Jesus Christ unites and redeems us. - Loreley "Here is a small boy with five barley loaves and two fish; but what is that among so many?" John 6: 9 "Be still and acknowledge that I am God, supreme over nations, supreme over the world." Psalm 46: 10 Amen.

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VELHO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-14 published
VELHO, Robina
Suddenly on Sunday, June 12, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre. Robina, dearly missed by her loving husband Manoel, and her children Mario, Martin, and Robert and his wife Anna. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at Saint Martin of Tours Church, 1290 McBride Avenue, Mississauga (McBride and Erindale Station Rd.) at 10 o'clock. Cremation.

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VELIKOV o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-17 published
MAYZEL, Estelle
Peacefully, at Baycrest Palliative Care, on Wednesday February 16, 2005. Estelle MAYZEL beloved wife of the late Harold MAYZEL. Loving mother of Phyllis and Steve GOLDWASSER, Cookie and Steve SANDLER, and Gary and Marsha MAYZEL. Adoring bubbie to Karen and Elliott JACOBSON, Lori and Mitch VININSKY, Scott SANDLER and Sasha VELIKOV, Anthony SANDLER, and David, Stacey, and Eric MAYZEL. Great-grandmother to Julia and Rachel JACOBSON and Quinn VININSKY. Dear sister of Nancy and the late Mac SNIDERMAN, Max and Sylvia GOULD, and Leon and Pauline GOULD. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (two lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Warshover Lodger section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 98 Searle Ave. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Palliative Care Unit 416- 785-2875.

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VELLA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-04 published
JAECKEL, Lothar Karl-Heinz
Lothar Karl-Heinz JAECKEL peacefully at his residence on Monday, May 2, 2005, in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Valerie JAECKEL (née MARSH- RUDY) for 21 years. Loving father of Joe JAECKEL, Ann (Jeff) DAVIS. Loved stepfather of Bill (Ivy) RUDY, Bonnie (Dennis) DION and Rob (Leanna) RUDY. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren. Dear brother of Inga (Andy BRENNAN) CORMIER, Siegrid (Angelo) VELLA and brother-in-law of Al (Bonnie) MARSH, Cindy (Ray) DION. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Friday, May 6th, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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VELLA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-27 published
LONI, Elizabeth
Elizabeth of Aurora and formerly of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at the South Lake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Dario LONI (May 22, 2000) and dearly loved mother of Gino and his wife Valerie LONI of Aurora and loved grandmother of Shawn and Matthew. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by Hermine ABRAMOVICZ, Adolfine KLEIN, Oskar, Gustav, Anni and Franz SCHOLZ. Dear aunt of Christine and her husband Victor VELLA. She was born in Czechoslovakia in the town of Schlogelsdorf on September 26, 1928. She was a member of Saint Anne's Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday morning and then to St. Anne's Church for Mass of the Christian Burial at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday at 7: 00 p.m. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Saint Anne's Church.

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VELLA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-14 published
SPITERI, Angelo Michael
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Sunday, June 12, 2005, Angelo Michael SPITERI of London, in his 75th year. Dear father of Vincent of London and Nicole and her husband Blaine BURK/BURKE of Sarnia. Loving grandfather of Michelle. Dear brother of Carmen VELLA of Australia. Also survived by several nieces and nephews in Malta. Cherished, longtime companion of Gwen BOLES and her family of London. He was a lifetime member of the Maltese Canadian Club and a retired employee of Ford Motor Company. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation. Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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VELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
VELLA, Anthony
God called Anthony peacefully on February 26th, 2005 from the William Osler Health Centre at the age of 71. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary. He will be cherished by his dear children Rose (David BRUNO,) and Linda. Loving grandfather of Michael, and Sophia. He will be held dear in the hearts of his sisters, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905 850-3332) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9: 30 a.m. from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church (300 Ansley Grove Rd., north of Chancellor). Entombment to follow at the Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Hwy. 27, south of Hwy.7). In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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VELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-23 published
BELOW, Anna (JANOWSKA)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Anna BELOW, on March 21, 2005. Wife of the late Timofey BELOW. Loving mother of Annalisa VELLA (Tony,) and Halina SPADA (Frank.) Grandmother of David (Sandra) and Jim (Eva) VELLA and Marissa and Liana SPADA, great-grandmother of Cristina and Olivia. Anna was a remarkable person. She was born in her beloved Ukraine in 1923 during difficult times. As a child she suffered poverty and the death of her mother. At the age of 18, during World War 2, Anna was transported to Germany to work in forced labour camps, where she endured further trials including the death of her first daughter, Julia. Despite all her hardships, Anna had a deep reverence and a fierce joy of life. Anna never received any formal schooling, however, she spoke five languages and self-taught herself to read English. She found immense pleasure in the world of nature and had a passion for growing things. Her gardens were blooming masterpieces. Anna had strong moral convictions and was a natural feminist. Anna was extremely compassionate and she loved animals, especially her pet dogs and birds. Legions of wild birds flocked to her gardens on Jackson's Point, where she also cared for dozens of stray cats and other wildlife. Anna was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday at 12 noon from St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church (8530 Chinguacousy Rd., Brampton) followed by visitation at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton, Ontario. Forever in our hearts, Heaven has received a special soul.

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VELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-15 published
BORG, Angela (née VELLA) (1944-2005)
Passed away peacefully, at St. Michael's Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Dear wife of Nick BORG for thirty-nine years. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Sylvana BORG and Robert LEWIS, and Joseph BORG and Jennifer MORRISON. Devoted grandmother to George "Aedan" and Nicholas "Craig" LEWIS. Predeceased by her parents, George and Maria VELLA, her brother, Tony, and her sister, Mary. Dearly loved by her sisters, Lucy, Kate and Doris, and her brothers, Leli and Nenu, their families, other relatives in Malta and Australia, and also by her loving adopted mom and dad, Georgie and Maurice BOLTON. Angela touched the lives of many and will be truly missed by her family and Friends. She took great pride in her family and her home and will be remembered for her strength, generosity and boundless energy. The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff of St. Michael's Hospital for their devotion, compassion and professionalism. Friends will be received at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul The Apostle Church, 3224 Dundas St. West, on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 9: 15 a.m. In Angela's memory, donations to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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VELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-15 published
VELLA, John Lawrence
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 14th, 2005, at age 73, at the William Osler Health Centre (Georgetown), with his family by his side. Beloved husband to Marie for 52 years. Loving father of Anne Marie and Peter GRAY/GREY, Steve and Gail VELLA, and Joanne and Doug COOPER. Proud Grampa to Christine, Stephanie, James, Andrew, Michael and Jacquie. Much loved by his brother Joe and sisters Rita, Josie, his twin Martha, Stella, Marie and the late Theresa. John will be fondly remembered by Anne and John ADAM/ADAMS and Jim and Edie SAMMUT, as well as his many nieces, nephews and Friends. Sincere thanks to the staff at Georgetown Hospital. Family and Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held on Sunday at 8: 30 p.m. in the Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church (224 Maple Ave., Georgetown) on Monday, April 18th, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation. In memory contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com.

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VELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-10 published
VELLA, Cecil F.
Peacefully at Winbourne Park Nursing Home on September 8, 2005 in his 80th year. Cecil, beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Bruce, Bonnie, Lynn, Terry and Brian. Dear brother of George. Lovingly remembered by his 22 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home 660 Kennedy Road Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Kennedy Road Church of the Nazarene 661 Kennedy Road. Private interment at Pine Hills Cemetery.

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VELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-16 published
IANNELLI, Raffaele
On Friday, October 14, 2005 at Toronto Hospital - General Division. Raffaele will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Carmela (née LOMBARDI) of 52 years, his children Emily (Paul MORAN,) Toni COLBOURN, Joe (Roz), Lina (Mark VELLA); his grandchildren Jeffrey, Laura, Sarah, Stephanie, Amanda, Danielle, Sarina and also by his sisters Rose L'ERARIO, Maria (Leonardo GALLUCCI,) Lucia (Domenic PETTITTI) and Dina (Gino PESCRILLI of Italy.) Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home (4671 Hwy. 7, Woodbridge, 905-851-9100) on Saturday, October 15, 2005 from 7-9 and Sunday, October 16, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Airways Roman Catholic Church (7411 Darcel Avenue, Mississauga) on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 10 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In Raffaele's memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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VELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-09 published
SAMMUT, James Francis " Jim"
Suddenly while deer hunting with his buddies up north on Monday, November 7, 2005, in his 69th year. Jim, beloved husband of Edith for 47 years. Loving father of Mike, Cathy and her husband Rob JAMIESON, and Tricia and her husband Rob YOUNGER. Proud Grandpa and Pappa of Amanda, Brian, Caitlin, Emma, Matthew, Jacob, Trevor and Jenna. Dear brother of Marie VELLA, Anne and her husband John ADAM/ADAMS. Predeceased by his brother-in-law John VELLA. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Glen Oaks Visitation and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (corner of Dundas and Ninth Line), Oakville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 11, 2005 at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church, 1171 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga at 1 p.m. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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VELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-19 published
VELLA, Theresa " Terrie"
Quietly with her family present at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, on Saturday, December 17, 2005, Theresa Ann VELLA, in her 50th year. Beloved wife of Danny, loving mother of Jillian and Christopher, dear sister of Lisa GREGGO, and dear friend to many. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Tuesday afternoon, December 20 from 12 o'clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at 1: 30 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, 16th Floor, Toronto M5G 2M9. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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VELLINGA o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-07-13 published
KRAAYENBRINK, Ina (née VANDENDOOL)
Ina KRAAYENBRINK a resident of Wallaceburg passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 69 years of age. Ina is the daughter of the late Huibert and Christina (ESVELD) VANDENDOOL. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Jake DEPOOTER of Sarnia, Ron and Cindy (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) of Mooretown, Dennis and Lynn (BARNEVELD) of Wallaceburg, Jeff of Wallaceburg and Brian and Karen (VANDEVENNE) of Sombra. Grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Sister of Gordon and Rachael (BRIL) VANDENDOOL, Irene and Everett KRAAYENBRINK, Peter and Ann (HANEMAAYER) and Bert & Judy (HOEKSTRA) VANDENDOOL, Willie and Bob VELLINGA and Dick & Jeanne (LAUWEREYS) VANDENDOOL. Friends called at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The funeral service was conducted by Pastor Richard VANDER VAART on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at the Wallaceburg Christian Reformed Church at 11 a.m. The interment followed at Riverview Cemetery. The pallbearers were Jeff KRAAYENBRINK, Brian KRAAYENBRINK, Dennis KRAAYENBRINK, Ron KRAAYENBRINK, Eric DEPOOTER and Jesse KRAAYENBRINK. If desired, remembrances to the Vacation Bible School Legacy Fund at the Wallaceburg Christian Reformed Church may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231 or www.cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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VELLINGA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-08 published
KRAAYENBRINK, Ina (née VANDENDOOL)
Ina KRAAYENBRINK, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 69 years of age. Ina is the daughter of the late Huibert and Christina (ESVELD) VANDENDOOL. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Judy and Jake DEPOOTER of Sarnia, Ron and Cindy (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) of Mooretown, Dennis and Lynn (BARNEVELD) of Wallaceburg, Jeff of Wallaceburg and Brian and Karen (VANDEVENNE) of Sombra. Grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Sister of Gordon and Rachael (BRIL) VANDENVOOL, Irene and Everett KRAAYENBRINK, Peter and Ann (HANEMAAYER) and Bert and Judy (HOEKSTRA) VANDENDOOL, Willie and Bob VELLINGA and Dick and Jeanne (LAUWEREYS) VANDENDOOL. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Richard VANDER VAART on Saturday, July 9 at the Wallaceburg Christian Reformed Church at 11am. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Vacation Bible School Legacy Fund of the Wallaceburg Christian Reformed Church may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231 or www.cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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VELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
RAFFERTY, Nadia Cristine (DE VELLIS)
At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Sunday May 22, 2005, age 39 years, of Newcastle. Beloved wife of Martin RAFFERTY. Loving mother of Hayley and Katie. Dear sister of Nancy and Marisa. Dear aunt of Bridgit, Jacob, Charlotte, David and Andrea. At her request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to The Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville. Those wishing to honour Nadia's memory may do so by making donations to The Diabetes Foundation. www.northcuttelliott.com

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VELLOZO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-30 published
VELLOZO, Mary Anne
Peacefully, at Scarborough Centenary Hospital, on Thursday, September 29, 2005. Mary Anne, beloved wife of Alban. Dear mother of Ivan and Micaela. Loving daughter of Aggie and the late A.C. FERNANDES. Sister of Patsy (Patrick), Toni (Pat), Terry (Art), Francis (Inez) and Gina (Chris) and their families. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 5-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 10: 30 a.m. in Saint Martin de Porres Church (Lawrence, east of Kingston Rd.). Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association or Scarboro Foreign Missions would be appreciated.

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VELLUCCI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-04 published
ESSELTINE, Richard Clare
Suddenly, at his home, on March 2nd, 2005, Richard Clare ESSELTINE a lifelong resident of Tillsonburg at the age of 52 years. Member of the Saint John's Anglican Church, Tillsonburg, dedicated teacher with both the Oxford County and the Thames Valley District School Boards, most recently a Grade 8 English teacher and head of Guidance of Annadale School, Tillsonburg. Dedicated to his community, he was a proud member of the Tillsonburg Kiwanis Club, organizer of the Canadian Wife-Carrying Championships and Tillsonburg Fair-Youth Talent Search, Rick also helped initiate and co-ordinate a number of Terry Fox Runs. Devoted to the Isabella Lake Real Men's Club.
Beloved husband of 23 years and best friend of Penny (ROSE) ESSELTINE, father of Alexis Clare ESSELTINE, son of Madge (Evans) ESSELTINE and the late Clare ESSELTINE (1976.) Dear son-in-law of Audrey McAVANY of Tillsonburg and the late Reverend Jack McAVANY (1992) and Earl and Margaret ROSE of Richmond, Ontario. Beloved brother of Dr. Dixie ESSELTINE and partner Debra TAILOR/TAYLOR of Berlin, Massachusetts., U.S.A.; Carolle and Garry COCKBAIN of Edmonton, Alberta; Phillip ESSELTINE and Jane of Tillsonburg. Dear brother-in-law of Marjorie ROSE and the late Bill ROGERS (1995) of Scarborough; Patti and Louie VELLUCCI of Mississauga. Special uncle to Justin and Jodi COCKBAIN of Edmonton, Alberta; Andrea COCKBAIN of Vancouver, British Columbia; Matthew, Lisa and Claire ESSELTINE of Tillsonburg and Kristiana and Christopher VELLUCCI of Mississauga. Always remembered by his faithful companion Arthur. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg, (519-842-4238) for visitation on Saturday, March 5, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 88 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg, on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. by Reverend Richard JONES of Saint John's Anglican Church, Tillsonburg. In memoriam donations (by cheque only) to the Terry Fox Foundation, The Richard Clare Esseltine Memorial Scholarship Fund In Trust or the charity of your choice.

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VELLUDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
GREGORIS, Maria Genoveffa (née VELLUDO)
Peacefully surrounded by her children on Saturday, January 22, 2005. Born in Fossalta di Piave (V.E.), Italy on November 3, 1924. Loving wife of the late Antonio. Mother of Alessandra, Stefano (Claire), Pietro (Maria), Rosetta, Bernadetta, Paolo (Laura). Proud Nonna of Matthew, Rebecca, Veronica, Cristina, David, Gianna, Francesca, Gabriela and Ava. Your love and warmth radiated in your smile. We are truly blessed to have had you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a friend. We love you and miss you. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge (just west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Jude's Catholic Church, 3265 Weston Rd., on Wednesday. (Please call funeral home for time of Mass). Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent to maria.gregoris@wardfh.com

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VELTEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
MURPHY, Howard
Peacefully, in the presence of his children on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer. Howard, in his 67th year, loving father of Rhonda, Sally and Derek and their spouses Mike VELTEN, Barry HUMBERSTONE and Katrina MURPHY. Cherished grandfather of Brett, Diana, Matt, Mark, Jaime and Bradley. Dear brother of Roberta, Richard, Bob and the late Junior. Dear companion of the late Beverly CLARK. Fondly remembered by Bev's family, Jason, Michelle, Marissa and Jordon and Stephen, June, Brandon and Ryan. Howard will be sadly missed by his family and many Friends. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown) 905-877-3631 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 28th, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery in the spring. In memory contributions to the Cancer Research Society or the Georgetown Hospital would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy, visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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VELTHEER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
VELTHEER, Catharina
Peacefully in Oakville, Ontario, on Monday, May 9, 2005 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Marten. Loving mother of Berend, Reindert, and the late John, Anna and Jacob. Dear mother-in-law of Rose, Marilyn and Errol. Dear grandmother of Lisa, Michele, Kevin, Miranda and great-grandmother of Lauren. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains will be held on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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VELTKAMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-28 published
McCALLUM, Jean (formerly MUNRO)
Formerly of London and Etobicoke, died peacefully, at Fairfield Park, Wallaceburg, on Thursday, October 27, 2005. Born in North Dorchester Township 95 years ago, daughter of the late David SMITH and Minnie McLACHLIN. Predeceased by her first husband George MUNRO and second husband Don McCALLUM. Dear mother of Ian MUNRO of Toronto, Janet MUNRO of Toronto, Susan MUNRO and husband Bruce NELSON of Chatham. Loving grandmother to Jacqueline NELSON, Emily NELSON, Eric NELSON and Sarah IRWIN. Cherished sister of Catharine DANIELS of Ingersoll and Eleanor DENT of Oakville. Also surviving are her step-children Ron and Maureen McCALLUM and Doreen and Jim NEVISON of Toronto. Family and Friends will be received at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue, Chatham (519-352-2390), for visitation on Saturday, October 29 from 2-4 p.m. and where the Funeral Service will be conducted on Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m., with Reverend Clark VELTKAMP officiating. Expressions of sympathy to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at www.obituariestoday.com

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VELTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-16 published
Championship win tempered by death of legendary coach
By Neil STEVENS, Monday, May 16, 2005, Page S3
Canadian Press
Toronto -- Les BARTLEY died of colon cancer yesterday, less than 24 hours after the team he coached to four National Lacrosse League championships won a fifth.
The resident of St. Catharines, Ontario, was 51. The family planned a private service for today.
"It's a deep loss," said Terry SANDERSON, the general manager and coach of the Toronto Rock. "He was so well respected by the Rock players he coached.
"It's an awful thing. It's such a brutal disease. This is a big loss."
The team presented a three-minute video tribute to BARTLEY before defeating the Arizona Sting 19-13 in front of a record National Lacrosse League crowd of 19,432 at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. During the game, fans held up signs wishing BARTLEY well.
BARTLEY was a club vice-president this season, but was too ill to attend games. Captain Jim VELTMAN spoke from the heart about his former coach after the victory.
"He's not here right now and that breaks my heart," VELTMAN said. "It's hard for me to talk about.
"He's a very special man. When I saw that tribute, it was hard for me to keep it together. I have a lot of respect for that man."
BARTLEY coached Buffalo to three professional titles before taking over the new franchise. After his seventh pro title in 2003, he looked forward to going for another. But he was diagnosed with colon cancer later in the year and underwent operations. He had to relinquish his job behind the bench. He also was the club's general manager.
"He continued to have a deep interest in the team," SANDERSON said. "We had a very good rapport."
The league named the trophy it awards to the coach of the year the Les Bartley Trophy.
BARTLEY was a United Auto Workers contract negotiator in St. Catharines, and he helped the National Lacrosse League and the players association get together on a new collective agreement last fall. On May 9, the National Lacrosse League chose BARTLEY as the executive of the year.
Five of the National Lacrosse League's 10 head coaches this season played for BARTLEY: Bob Hamley (Arizona), Paul Day (Rochester), Darris Kilgour (Buffalo), Jamie Batley (Colorado) and Derek Keenan (Anaheim).
"A lot of coaches in the league today were influenced by Les," Day said after the announcement of the award. "You're not going to find anybody who had a more positive influence than he had on his teams and the guys who played for him."
BARTLEY coached Canada to international titles, including the Heritage Cup and the inaugural world indoor championship in 2003.
"He did a great job competing at the highest level," Gary GAIT, the National Lacrosse League career scoring leader, said of BARTLEY last week. "Les embodies the spirit of competition and sportsmanship in a coach. He's a model coach."
The Les' Fund Initiative was launched in conjunction with Lisa's Beads to raise money to fight cancer. Fans in most National Lacrosse League cities participate, selling beads in National Lacrosse League team colours and donating proceeds to local cancer societies, hospitals or research centres.

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VELTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-23 published
Les BARTLEY, Lacrosse Coach and Executive: 1954-2005
As the man behind the Toronto Rock, he led a neophyte team to unsuspected heights in North American professional sport
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, May 23, 2005, Page S6
Toronto -- Over seven seasons of operation, the Toronto Rock lacrosse club has stick-handled its way from pro-sport obscurity to achieve cult status and a blaze of success both on the floor and at the turnstiles.
Suddenly, the National Lacrosse League's Rock is chic in Hogtown, and it's all because of Les BARTLEY. As head coach and general manager, he led the team to four league championships. Of course, he did not do it alone (former Toronto Maple Leafs executive Bill WATTERS is principal owner, and minority shareholders include Tie DOMI, Brendan SHANAHAN and Bobby ORR) but, as the mastermind of the team's success, he was the iconic head and leader of the current Rock dynasty.
Given that, it's all the more surprising to learn that Mr. BARTLEY himself was an unspectacular lacrosse player. Growing up in St. Catharines, Ontario, he also played football for St. Catharines Collegiate Institute. He was a defensive end when Malcolm ALLEN met up with him and discovered him to be "exceedingly strong" physically. "When he came into a room, he had a huge presence but not because he was 6-3 and weighed 250. He was a wiry guy about 5-10, 165 pounds."
Not long after graduating from high school, Mr. BARTLEY landed a job on the General Motors' V-8 assembly line in St. Catharines. He later became a union representative for United Auto Workers, which became the Canadian Auto Workers in 1985. He was what the union calls an "in-plant elected official" for the local in St. Catharines. For 20 years, he was a key negotiator in contract talks with General Motors both at the local and national level. As it happened, one of the people who worked with him at the Canadian Auto Workers office was Mr. ALLEN, his high-school crony and friend since 1968.
"Les was a compassionate, caring person," said Mr. ALLEN, who is financial secretary for the union's local in St. Catharines. "The employees he represented in contract talks, he put them first and foremost. When it came to family, he always wanted to know how you were and how the children was doing."
It was while at Canadian Auto Workers that Mr. BARTLEY decided to coach lacrosse on the side. In 1992, he joined the Buffalo Bandits for a short unpaid stint as a scout and then took on coaching duties when the team got off to an 0-3 start. So what did he do right off the bat? Well, he merely led the Bandits to 22 consecutive wins and a league championship. He followed that with title wins in 1993 and 1996.
In 1998, professional lacrosse evolved into the National Lacrosse League with the addition of the Ontario Raiders, the first Canadian franchise. Mr. HARTLEY became coach and the team went 6-6 playing out of Hamilton's Copps Coliseum. The following season, the Raiders were shifted to Toronto to become the Rock, and that's when Mr. BARTLEY spun his magic again, spearheading the team to four league titles in five years.
He also found a measure of success elsewhere. He coached Canada to international lacrosse titles, including the Heritage Cup served as the assistant coach of the St. Catharines senior A team that won its first Minto Cup in 10 years in 2001; and led Team Canada to the 2003 world indoor title.
"He's a guy who had no history in the game coming in to coach Buffalo and then he wins all these championships and becomes one of, if not the best coach lacrosse has ever known," said Jim VELTMAN, who was captain under Mr. BARTLEY in both Buffalo and Toronto for a total of 12 seasons.
Mr. BARTLEY was a legend at evaluating and acquiring talented players. As a motivator and coach, he was known for his pre-game pep talks and for his innovation.
He pioneered the use of specialists rather than two-way offensive and defensive players in a game that is dominated by offence.
"It was Les who implemented that style of having special offensive and defensive players and other coaches started doing the same thing," said Mr. VELTMAN. "I was a multi-faceted player and he wanted me to go out the offensive door but he allowed me to run back on defence. He gave me that latitude and I appreciated that."
"We have been and will be successful because we have depth with role clarity," Mr. BARTLEY once said. "Each player buys into playing their specific role. It simplifies everything. Each guy just does his job at the best level they can." But Mr. BARTLEY wasn't just a coach who stood behind the bench. Off the floor, he held team-bonding sessions at hotels in places such as Orillia, Ontario, and he would bring in sports psychologists to help bring out the best in his players.
"Les used mental imagery and exercises a lot," said Mr. VELTMAN. "He'd take you in a high school and have you jumping 20 feet off a platform in a harness -- stuff like that. That was a way to deal with the rougher edge in a person and lacrosse player. He was very fanatical and when he spoke, he was intense and passionate but he wasn't an in-your-face coach."
At first, some team members were puzzled by the techniques but soon discovered his off-the-floor tactics contributed to the team's success. "I can see now where he was coming from with his ideas," Rock goaltender Bob WATSON told reporters after the team won this year's National Lacrosse League championship without Mr. BARTLEY behind the bench.
One way or another, he brought it all together with the result that his overall coaching record of 93-38 (.709) in the regular season and 18-4 in the playoffs remains the best of any coach in National Lacrosse League history.
Mr. BARTLEY fell ill at the end of the 2003 season and was forced to relinquish his duties, although he stayed on as vice-president. Last year, he drew on his labour-negotiating experience and set aside his illness to coax the National Lacrosse League and its players' association to agree on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement at a time when the players had threatened to go on strike. As it turned out, he was a voice of reason when one was most needed.
"The players hold him in such high regard that his presence at the bargaining table elevated the level of trust in the process," National Lacrosse League commissioner Jim JENNINGS said.
In recognition, on May 9, the league named him executive of the year and renamed its coach-of-the-year award the Les Bartley Trophy.
On May 14, just before the Rock won its fifth league championship against the Arizona Sting in front of a crowd of 19,432, Mr. BARTLEY's story was told in a three-minute video that earned a standing ovation.
Les BARTLEY was born on March 11, 1954, in St. Catharines, Ontario He died there on May 15, 2005, of colon cancer. He is survived by his wife, Gloria, and children Matt and Laura. A private family service was held on May 16.

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VELZER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
WILLSEY, Karen Lynn (née VAN VELZER)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, June 30, 2005. Karen Lynn WILLSEY of Belmont in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Ivan WILLSEY. Dear mother of Natalie WILLSEY (Jeff FOX) of R.R.#4, Aylmer, Mike WILLSEY (Semantha) of R.R.#1, Belmont and Darren WILLSEY (Sue ANGER) of Aylmer. Loving daughter of Dorothy (CAMPBELL) VAN VELZER. Grandmother of Kendall, Seth, Mason, David, Brandon, Keith, Jordon, Tayler, Kevan and Heather. She will be sadly missed by sisters Joan BUCHNER (Gerald,) Penny HILL (Gary) and Vickie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, brothers Rick VAN VELZER (Debbie) and Kevin VAN VELZER and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Stanley VAN VELZER (2003) and her brother David VAN VELZER (1996.)
Born in Rodney on November 4, 1948. She was President of Canadian Autoworkers Union Local 2168, worked at Lear Seating in Saint Thomas and she worked for the Canadian Autoworkers Union National Office. During this time, Karen fought and received compensation for thousands of workers and their families. She received the Bud Jimmerfield Award for her contribution to Health, Safety and the Environment. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday 7-9 p.m. Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, Talbot Street East, Aylmer, on Monday, July 4, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Everyone is invited to a reception following the funeral at Canadian Autoworkers Union Hall Local 1520 (Hwy. #4 south of the 401). Donations to the Palliative Care of Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated. "Karen's family would like to thank Dr. Sharon BAKER, Dr. Duncan SINCLAIR and the nurses and staff at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital for their tender loving care."

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