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VIDAKOVIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-14 published
BALEN, George " Jure"
Peacefully passed away at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, December 11, 2005, in his 73rd year. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Josip BALEN and his wife Ana, Ika RUPCIC and her husband Petar and cousin of Josip VIDAKOVIC and his family in Canada, along with three sisters, Marinka, Kajica and Danica and their families in Croatia. Dear uncle of Marinka BALEN- LITTLE, Marko BALEN, Monika VUCIC, Zrinjka REEVES and Danny RUPCIC and their families. As the cornerstone of the BALEN family and his community, George will be fondly remembered by many relatives and Friends. Friends and family will be received at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr Street, 905-844-2600) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10: 00 a.m. Thursday, December 15, 2005 at Holy Trinity Croatian Catholic Church, 2110 Trafalgar Road, Oakville. Interment to follow at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Catholic Parish in Sv. Rok, Croatia would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place BALEN on subject line.

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VIDAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-25 published
BUTLER, Frank
On April 21, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, in his 90th year. Predeceased by his second wife, Jean, in 2003 and by his first wife, Elizabeth "Betty," in 1973. Brother to Suzanne PERRÉARD and Angela BUTLER, both of Geneva, Switzerland, and Charlotte VIDAL (Federico) of Cochiti Lake, New Mexico; brother-in-law to Scott BOWERBANK of Victoria, British Columbia. Father to Veronica BUTLER of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Michael BUTLER (Diana) and Virginia BUTLER, both of Victoria, British Columbia. Grandfather to Erica HOUSE (Michael FRASER) of Toronto, Jennifer BUTLER and Simon BUTLER, both of Vancouver, British Columbia. Great-grandfather to Tessa FRASER of Toronto. He will be greatly missed by his family and by his many Friends.
Frank was born on June 13, 1915 in Griffithstown, United Kingdom. He was educated at Sherborne School in England and Trinity College, Toronto, after the family emigrated to Canada. Frank spent most of his career with Shell Canada Ltd., where he held positions of increasing responsibility in Toronto and Montreal until his retirement in 1975. During the Second World War, he served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, rising to the rank of Squadron Leader. Flying a Hudson bomber from Royal Canadian Air Force bases in the Maritimes, he helped protect Atlantic convoys from enemy submarines. He recalled these years as being the best in his life, particularly as they were also the early years of a very happy marriage to Betty, which began in 1940. Especially happy times with Betty and the children followed construction of a family cottage on Lake Muskoka in the 1960s. After Betty's untimely death, he married Jean McKinley TOOMBS in 1974, beginning a close partnership which lasted almost thirty years. This partnership extended to the business world: after Frank left Shell, they both managed the Canadian operations of the Forty Plus human resources consulting group, which evolved into the Life Management Centre.
Frank's outlook on life was that of the indefatigable optimist and enthusiast. These attributes, combined with a high degree of courage, enabled him stoically to endure his steadily increasing infirmities over the past nine years, including Parkinson's disease.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Frank's companion, Andrew KERZNER, who over the past two and a half years enabled Frank to enjoy a wide range of worthwhile experiences despite his disabilities. The staff of Briton House are also to be commended for their caring attention during this time.
A memorial service for Frank will be held at St Clement's Anglican Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue, on May 6 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada.

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VIDIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-16 published
EVANS, Anna (née VIDIC)
After a courageous battle with cancer, Anna passed away peacefully, on Thursday, April 14, 2005, surrounded by her family. Loving mom of Alicia and Sarah. Beloved daughter of Louis and Anna VIDIC. Caring sister of Marie RUSSELL, Joe, Helen, and the late Peter. Loving aunt and friend to many. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705), on Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 18, 2005 from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church at 11 a.m. Cremation. A special thank you to the staff of Sunnybrook Cancer Centre and Etobicoke General Hospital Palliative Care. Messages of condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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VIDINOVSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
VIDINOVSKI, Naum
Passed away on Wednesday, January 12th, 2005. Predeceased by his beloved wife Zdravka. Loving father of Nikola, Vera and Suzi. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Tanja, and Alessandra. Naum will be lovingly remembered by all of his family and Friends. Friends may call on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 15th, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Church (76 Overlea Blvd). Interment to follow at York Cemetery.

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VIDITO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-30 published
VIDITO, Kelly Ann - December 30, 1995
IRWIN, Vicki - January 2nd, 1996
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glint on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
For we are never apart
Always in your hearts
- Mike LADOUCEUR
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VIDLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
VIDLER, O.J.
O.J. of Erieau passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 4th at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. He was born in Chatham 77 years ago, son of the late Charles VIDLER and Mollie PATERSON. O.J. was the owner/operator of Molly and OJ's Restaurant in Erieau, was formerly a commercial fisherman, member and past-president of Branch #185 Royal Canadian Legion; and had the honour of being named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, the former Molly McCOY and his beloved family: daughter Debbie, sons: Jim; Tom and wife Sandra; Dana and wife Carol, all of Erieau; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary REMMINGTON of Chatham; brothers George and wife Jeanette VIDLER, Hartley and wife Mary Lou VIDLER; sister-in-law Ruth VIDLER all of Erieau. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He is predeceased by his daughter-in-law Patricia and brother John. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. from the Blenheim Anglican Church. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. A Legion Memorial Service will be held on Monday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Donations to the Heart, Diabetes or Cancer Societies would be appreciated.

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VIDLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-19 published
O.J. VIDLER's legacy lives on in Erieau
By Megan O'TOOLE, Free Press Reporter
O.J. VIDLER loved spending time with his spaniel, enjoyed a good baloney sandwich as much as fine dining and wanted to join the navy so badly, he lied about his age to enlist.
He also owned an impressive collection of paintings by D.L. Rust of a clown named Emmett Kelly. An entire room of Molly and O.J.'s Restaurant-Tavern and Motel in Erieau -- a business developed from the ground up, and expanded over the years by the VIDLER clan -- is dedicated to Kelly, with portrait after portrait of the sad clown staring at diners.
VIDLER died June 4 following a heart attack, but left a remarkable legacy. It resounds most significantly in Erieau, along Lake Erie south of Blenheim in Chatham-Kent.
O.J.'s sons, Tom, 44, Dana, 53, and Jim, 56, recall their father as a compassionate and energetic businessperson.
"He would never retire," Tom said. "His business was like his child. He'd come out for two or three hours every day and just talk to people... he always had his finger on the pulse of the restaurant. It was the personal touch."
"He mingled, walked around -- that's what people like," Jim said. "He'd sit down and talk to you, buy you a drink; if you had a special occasion, an anniversary, he'd buy you a bottle of wine."
Born Oliver James VIDLER in 1927, O.J. lived in Erieau for most of his life. On a quick stop-over in Belfast, Ireland, he met and married the woman who would become his wife of 57 years, Molly McCOY.
The couple soon moved back to Erieau and established a small fish shop, which evolved into a larger grocery store, then a coffee shop and finally, the operation it is today, encompassed by the Vidlers' hotel and campgrounds.
The business earned Molly and O.J. the Blenheim Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year award in April.
"Dad was pretty proud," Jim said. "They had a big awards banquet... the whole family went out and had a great time."
A longtime member of the Blenheim branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, VIDLER was also its president in 1961.
Though he spent most of his time at the restaurant, VIDLER -- who joined the navy at 17 -- never forgot his service days, nor his pals in the Legion.
"Every Remembrance Day, all the veterans and people on parade were welcomed into the restaurant," recalled Robert BURNS, 51, chief steward of Branch 185 in Blenheim. "O.J. would supply everyone with food and beverages.
"He wasn't a very big guy in stature, but he had a great sense of humour. He could turn a line with anyone, he spoke to everyone he treated everyone the same."
The VIDLER family will continue to operate Molly and O.J.'s.
"I've already had people say, 'What's happening, is the business going down?' " Dana said, with just a hint of indignation.
Pausing, he added, as if to be sure everyone else is sure: "Of course it ain't."

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VIDOTTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-02 published
DAL BELLO, Bruno
Bruno died peacefully at his home on October 28th, 2005, with his wife Elaine by his side. Bruno was also a brother to Nino and his wife Yolanda and Rita. Loving father to Eugenio, Sandra and Danny, stepfather to Linda, Ella and Harold. Nonno to Erica, Ashley, Jason, Alex, Sierra, Curtis, Dylan and Sarah. Father-in-law to Greg, Tina, John, Dawn and Tony. Bruno was a husband to the late Rita DAL BELLO (née VIDOTTO) and Carmela JANNETTA. Bruno will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and Zio to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10) Brampton on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, 30 Main St. S., Brampton on Thursday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Caledon Hills Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund would be appreciated, 16595 Airport Rd., Caledon, Ontario, Box 261, L0N 1E0. Thank you to all.

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