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VON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-08 published
ROBERTS, Paige
Suddenly at Childrens Hospital of Western Ontario on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Paige ROBERTS of London. Beloved infant daughter of Jordan and Angela ROBERTS. Dear sister of Jessica, Jacob and Marshall. Dear granddaughter of Peter and Susan ROBERTS, Rosemary ROBERTS and Detlef and Eleanor VON RUCZICKI. Dear great-granddaughter of Grandma HERTWIG. Dear niece of Marion and Shane JONES, Jennifer and Willie McGILL, Andrew VON RUCZICKI, Dwight and Stacy ROBERTS, Chris and Kelly ROBERTS, Garrett ROBERTS, Curtis ROBERTS, Dan and Becky LOKER and Dwaine and Barb HODGINS. Dear cousin of Austin and Arden. Dear great-niece of Gabe COLLIER and family, Brian HERTWIG and family, Terry HERTWIG and family and Karen BLAAK and family and many relatives in Germany. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will held in the chapel on Monday, January 10th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Childrens Hospital of Western Ontario, c/o London Health Sciences Centre Foundation, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
RENNENKAMPFF, Elsbeth Gabriele (von STACKELBERG)
At McCormick Home, London, On Thursday, March 31, 2005. Elsbeth Gabriele (von STACKELBERG) RENNENKAMPFF. Beloved wife of the late Ernest RENNENKAMPFF. Dear mother of Otto RENNENKAMPFF and his wife Mary Lou of Sudbury and Christina VON WAHL of London. Also loved by her grandchildren, Peter RENNENKAMPFF and his wife Jovanna, Carol HORN and her husband Blair, David VON WAHL and his wife Susan, Marie MUX- WAHL and her husband Julio, Nick VON WAHL and his wife Judy and Andrea VON WAHL and her 8 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family one half hour prior to the funeral service being conducted at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1 Frank Place at Wellington Road, London on Monday April 4th at 1: 30 pm with Reverend Jeffrey SMITH officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 281 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6B 2L4 or the Memorial Fund of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1 Frank Place, London, Ontario N6C 1W1 On-line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-25 published
VON EUW, Velma Margaret (formerly BROCK, RIDDELL, née ELGIE)
Velma Margaret VON EUW (formerly ELGIE, BROCK and RIDDELL) at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on April 23, 2005 at the age of 91. Daughter of the late John and Margaret ELGIE. Survived by her loving husband Frank VON EUW. Cherished mother of Jean and John STERRITT of Wellburn and Verna and Howard PRATT of Saint Marys. Dear sister of Percy and Hazel ELGIE of Saint Marys, Stuart and Marguerite ELGIE of Thamesford. Loving sister-in-law of Steve LAZUK of London, Louis and Teresa VON EUW of Mitchell, Audrey VON EUW, Joe and Wendy VON EUW all of Stratford, Hilda VON EUW of Vancouver and Hanz and Elly VON EUW of Seaforth. Velma will be remembered by 9 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husbands Freeman BROCK and William RIDDELL, grand_son Larry STERRITT, brothers Ralph ELGIE in infancy and Ross ELGIE, sisters Jean MURRELL, Mary LAZUK and brothers-in-law Jonis and Toni VON EUW. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment in North Nissouri Cemetery. Donations in Velma's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of choice.

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VON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-14 published
SHAW, Laura Olivia (née HAWES)
After a life of service to family and Friends, Laura Olivia SHAW (née HAWES) departed the body at Parkwood Hospital on Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Mr. Charles Arthur SHAW (1977.) Loving mother of Virginia WOOD and her late husband Keith and Sandra MORRIS. Dear grandmother of Laura GRAY/GREY (John,) Dale WOOD (Christine,) Lynda JACKSON, Shirley MORRIS, Edward MORRIS, Celia MORRIS, Eva MORRIS (Allen VON BARGEN, Christina FOWLER (Neil.) Great-grandmother of 23 and great-great-grandmother of 5. Also survived by sister Virginia ALWINE. Will be missed by many family and Friends. Predeceased by daughters Eloise SHAW and Beverly NEFF. At Laura's request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Laura's life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the Theosophical Associates (799 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario N5Y 2L8) would honour the work that Laura dedicated her life to.

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VON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-16 published
BATTY, Edna May " Edie" (BLACK)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday, August 12, 2005, Edna May "Edie" (BLACK) BATTY of London, age 61 years. Beloved wife of Dave BATTY. Dear mother of Debbie FORWARD and her husband Paul, Anne ROWLES and her husband Rick, Mary CROSSEN, and Connie THWAITES and her husband Ken, all of London. Dear sister of Norman LAMB, Ken BLACK, Ruby VON GUNTEN and Betty ROBERTS. Predeceased by her brother Ralph BLACK. Also loved by her 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many other family members. Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday, August 17th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-29 published
AUSTIN, Arthur Graham (1920-2005)
Peacefully at Royal City Manor in New Westminster, British Columbia on January 26, 2005, in his 85th year. Graham AUSTIN was born in Calgary on August 13, 1920 to parents Arthur and Vera AUSTIN. He attended the University of Alberta, graduating in Commerce and signed up as an officer in training in 1942. During his training on the West Coast he courted his future wife, Audrey PUTNAM of Winnipeg, and was posted to England in the spring of 1943. Graham served in the 5th Canadian Armoured Division as a Lieutenant commanding a platoon of the 1st Canadian Motor Ambulance Convoy evacuating wounded from the front. After the conclusion of the Italian campaign Graham's unit was transferred to Northwest Europe where he served with the Canadian Army in Holland. Upon Graham's return to Canada in 1946 he married Audrey and settled in Calgary where Graham obtained his Chartered Accountant's designation. After working for some small companies engaged in oil and gas exploration, Graham joined TransCanada Pipelines in 1954 as one of the original employees. In 1956, Audrey, Graham and their young family moved with TransCanada Pipelines to Toronto where Graham was a key member of the team building the national pipeline. Graham became Corporate Controller of TransCanada in 1971 and was the first Canadian appointed as an officer to the American Gas Association. Graham represented TransCanada Pipelines on its first endeavours to develop the gas resources in the Arctic and Mackenzie Valley delta and at the time of his retirement in 1984 was Vice President and General Manager of one of the company's diversified transmission operations. Graham was an active member and committee volunteer at St. George's United Church in Toronto, the Financial Executives Institute and enjoyed entertaining his Friends and family at the family cottage on Lake Muskoka. After retirement Graham remained active in volunteering for several years as Treasurer of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Graham was blessed with many dear Friends from his youth, U of A, the Army, TransCanada and Muskoka. He loved to cruise Lake Muskoka and was famous for his 'moose call' and infectious laugh. His children have great memories of going on day-long explorations of the three big lakes in the early days with their Dad in his ten horsepower outboard. Graham was slowed down with a stroke in 1989 but continued to live life as fully as he could. In 2001, he and Audrey moved west again and settled in New Westminster. Graham lost his beloved Audrey in 2002 and missed her terribly but was buoyed by the support and comfort of his family and Friends. Graham leaves his four children: Penny NELSON (Paul), Joan VON ENGELBRECHTEN (Fred), Ron (Trudy) and Paul (Beth;) grandchildren Martha, Julia and Tristane NELSON Karl and Eric VON ENGELBRECHTEN; Danielle, Ryan and Tim AUSTIN and Alexander, Michelle and Natalie AUSTIN; brother Douglas AUSTIN of Calgary and sister Madeline FREEMAN of Toronto. Graham was a fond brother-in-law to Jim and Bunny PUTNAM, Margaret PUTNAM, David and Carolyn ELLIS and Mary PUTNAM and remembered by numerous nephews and nieces. A special note of thanks is extended by Graham's family to Mary Ann Corona and all of the staff at Royal City Manor for their wonderful care of Graham and Audrey over the years. A memorial service will be held at Como Lake United Church, corner of King Albert and Marmont streets, Coquitlam, British Columbia, at 11: 00 am on Thursday February 3, 2005 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto, M4G 3E8 or if preferred to Central United Church, Calgary, Eglinton St. George's United Church, Toronto, or to Como Lake United Church, would be gratefully acknowledged.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-19 published
Nancy OAKES, Heiress: 1924-2005
The Toronto-born socialite's courtroom testimony helped save her playboy husband from the gallows. He had been accused in the sensational 1943 murder of her father, the Ontario mining magnate Harry OAKES
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, February 19, 2005 - Page S9
A young Nancy OAKES faced a tragedy beyond comprehension. Her millionaire father, Sir Harry OAKES, was bludgeoned and set afire at his beachfront mansion in the Bahamas; her playboy husband, a Mauritian-born count, was charged with the murder.
Police described to her in sordid detail a killing about which they had no doubt as to guilt. The widow, Eunice Lady OAKES, believed police had fingered the culprit. The opinion was shared by her peers in Bahamian high society, who at last found an excuse for their lingering dislike of the foreigner with a French title.
In the face of overwhelming animosity, with evidence weighing against her husband, Nancy OAKES chose to believe the word of the man with whom she had eloped a scant 14 months earlier. The love affair scandalized her parents, who harboured great antipathy for a son-in-law they suspected of being a gigolo and a gold digger. The daughter's marriage put at risk her inheritance of one of the world's greatest fortunes, created from gold found in Northern Ontario.
Blessed with the good fortune to be born the beautiful daughter of a multimillionaire, with auburn hair that turned heads at the yacht club, Nancy OAKES accepted the role of faithful and trusting wife with a sang-froid beyond her years. She agreed to be the final witness for the defence at her husband's trial.
Her testimony could determine his fate -- freedom, or the gallows. She was just 19.
The murder and subsequent trial bumped war news from the front page of newspapers around the English-speaking world in 1943. The teenaged bride would forever after be known for what happened in those days, a legacy that she would carry to her death, on January 16 in London, at the age of 80.
The case has inspired a television mini-series, as well as Hollywood films and several true-crime books. Novelists also have delighted in the characters: a wealthy gold miner, his beautiful (but spoiled) daughter, her louche lover, and, irresistibly, the Duke of Windsor, the abdicated Edward VIII appointed governor of the colony, who was to have golfed with Mr. OAKES on the day of his murder and whose inexplicable interference with the investigation raises questions that remain unanswered to this day.
Born in Toronto, Nancy OAKES was the first of Harry OAKES's five children. Their father was a gruff and irascible man whose ample generosity did not always extend to his offspring.
Mr. OAKES, who was born and raised in Maine, quit medical school as a young man to join the Klondike gold rush in 1898. He laboured in poverty for years before staking a successful claim near Swastika, Ontario He later sold his share in the claim to finance what would become the greatest gold discovery in the Western Hemisphere, the Lake Shore Mine at Kirkland Lake.
Soon, he was the richest man in the land, owning a lakeside chateau near the mine as well as a hilltop estate on 20 acres overlooking the Niagara River. These would be Nancy OAKES's first homes.
In 1934, he abandoned Canada for the British West Indies to avoid taxes levied on his great fortune by the Conservatives. Five years later, he was granted a baronetcy by the king for his philanthropy.
His eldest daughter was schooled at Heathfield in Ascot, England the Fermata in Aiken, S. C.; and the French School for Girls in New York. She spent holidays with her family on the Bahamian archipelago. On one of those visits she danced with Marie-Alfred Fouquereaux DE MARIGNY, known as Count MARIGNY of Mauritius to the newspapers and as Freddie MARIGNY to his Friends. Majestic at 6-foot-5, dark-skinned from many hours aboard his yacht, he was possessed of many flamboyant skills.
On May 19, 1942, two days after Nancy OAKES attained her majority, she was married to her dashing suitor by a county-court judge in a ceremony in the Bronx. News of the elopement shocked her parents, who disapproved of the groom, who, at 32, was already twice divorced. (Sir Harry seemed to forget he was 48 when he married Eunice McINTYRE, 26, following a whirlwind romance.) Relations were frosty.
On the morning of July 8, 1943, Sir Harry was discovered on his back in bed in his second-floor chambers at Westbourne, a seaside estate surrounded by hibiscus and bougainvillea. He was found by his best friend, Harold CHRISTIE, a wealthy real-estate agent risen from poverty who was the baron's only house guest that night.
As court would be told, Sir Harry's face was blackened by soot, his groin and left hand burned. He had four small puncture wounds above his left ear. Blood from his ear had dried across the bridge of his nose. The body was covered in small pillow feathers, which waved grotesquely from the stirrings in the room.
As governor, the Duke of Windsor decided not to entrust the investigation into the murder of the colony's wealthiest citizen to the local constabulary, nor to Scotland Yard. Instead, he called in two detectives from nearby Miami. If the duke wished a quick resolution, he got it. Within hours, the detectives arrested Mr. DE MARIGNY, announcing they had found his fingerprints on a Chinese bed screen at the murder scene.
The count's wife, who, like her mother and siblings was in the United States at the time of the killing, returned home convinced of her spouse's innocence. She visited him in jail twice a week. "I do all I can to make my husband comfortable," she told a reporter. "I send linens and special dishes to him -- chicken and fish and things like that. I suppose Freddie is what you'd call a gourmet."
Meanwhile, Sir Harry's will was filed for probate shortly before the opening of what was billed as the trial of the century. Rumours of disinheritance proved wrong. The will, representing Nassau holdings only, disposed of £3,671,700. The widow was awarded one-third, with the remainder to be divided among the five children. The countess was to receive two-fifteenths of her father's fortune on turning 30, with an annual living allowance until then.
A Bahamas Supreme Court jury heard the Miami detectives present the Crown's only physical evidence against the count, a single print from the pinky finger of his right hand, introduced as Exhibit J.
The count wept silently in the dock before composing himself as his wife began testifying on November 9, 1943. She was dressed in a black suit with white polka dots, wearing a white hat and white gloves, "an appealing figure," one writer noted, "composed but pale."
The defence wished to use her testimony to rebut the Crown's suggested motive for murder.
"Mrs. DE MARIGNY," asked defence counsel, "at any time during your married life has the accused ever attempted to obtain money from you?"
"No," Nancy replied.
"Has the accused ever made a statement of hatred toward your father?"
"No."
The defence had demolished earlier the Crown's fingerprint evidence, proving the print had come not from the bed screen but likely from an opaque drinking glass, or the cellophane wrap from a pack of cigarettes. Both had been handed to the count by the Miami detectives, raising questions as to their competence, if not criminality.
The jury deliberated for one hour, 55 minutes before reaching a verdict of not guilty on a 9-3 vote. The verdict was cheered in the courtroom, yet the jury had also called for the count's expulsion from the colony.
With the baron's estate tied up in court, the young couple auctioned household goods to finance their exile in Cuba, where they stayed with Ernest Hemingway.
By 1945, they had separated, the count signing an agreement reneging on claims on her inheritance. He came to Montreal and enlisted in the Canadian Army. In 1949, the New York Supreme Court ruled the count's second divorce had not met statutory requirements at the time he married the heiress. Their marriage was annulled.
In April, 1946, the heiress flew to Copenhagen after receiving news of the death of Joergen Edsberg, a Danish Royal Air Force pilot she planned to marry as soon as each obtained a divorce. She arrived the day after a military funeral attended by the pilot's wife and son, leaving a bouquet of lilacs at a grave left open at the request of the pilot's mother.
Nancy OAKES's life was filled with tragic loss, her father's savage murder being only the best known. An aunt drowned in the sinking of the liner S.S. Mohawk off the New Jersey coast in 1935; a brother, William Pitt OAKES, died of a heart attack complicated by a liver ailment at 27 in 1958; brother Sydney, who inherited Sir Harry's title, was killed at 39 in 1966 when his Sunbeam Alpine failed to negotiate a curve. A sister, Shirley, spent the final years of her life in a coma following an accident.
After the war, Nancy OAKES provided fodder for gossip columnists by being squired by dashing Hollywood stars. "Heiress Nancy OAKES and Philip Reed are Movietown's Big Talk," Walter Winchell wrote in an item typical of what was also to be found under the bylines of Dorothy Kilgallen and Hedda Hopper.
In a candlelight church ceremony performed by the Lord Bishop of Nassau before a society crowd on December 29, 1952, Nancy OAKES wed Baron Ernst Lyssardt VON HOYNINGEN- HUENE of Oberammergau, Germany, a union that would end in divorce less than four years later.
On March 1, 1962, she married Patrick Claude Henry Tritton, a Cambridge-educated importer of typewriters and firefighting equipment. Her third wedding was held before a handful of close Friends at the British ambassador's residence in Mexico City. Mr. Tritton was said to have been the model for the Anthony Powell character Dicky Umfraville, a likeable rogue.
After that marriage failed, she resumed using her second husband's name, not discouraging the practice of being called the baroness.
Erle Stanley Gardner, the creator of Perry Mason, called the baffling case "the greatest murder mystery of all time." Sent by Time magazine to cover the trial, he maintained Sir Harry was not killed in bed, but was moved there after death, as the burns on the bedding did not match those on the body. As well, the dried blood across the bridge of the nose indicated the body had been rolled over after death. The writer raised the spectre of the baron being tortured.
The murder has been attributed to a love triangle, to a voodoo ritual killing, and to mobsters Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano, whose dreams of casinos in the colony might have been thwarted by the powerful Sir Harry. Even the Duke of Windsor is not above suspicion.
Count DE MARIGNY, who died in Houston in 1998, wrote a book accusing Mr. OAKES's best friend, Mr. Christie, later Sir Harold, of ordering the murder. The crime remains unsolved 61 years after Nancy OAKES successfully asserted her husband's innocence.
Nancy Oakes VON HOYNINGEN- HUENE was born in Toronto on May 17, 1924. She died in London on January 16, aged 80, and was buried in Nassau, the Bahamas, on January 28. She leaves a son, Baron Alexander VON HOYNINGEN- HUENE, known as Sasha; a daughter, Patricia Oakes LEIGH- WOOD; and a younger brother, Harry OAKES.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-26 published
GERTLER, Jeffrey Lee
January 18, 2005
After a recurrence of brain cancer, despite the best of care at the Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland, and the constant support of family, colleagues and Friends, his courage and morale undiminished, on January 18, 2005 he was taken from his wife, Ann Stewart GERTLER their sons Marin (fiancée Rocio LASTRAS) and Joshua; his parents, Maynard and Ann Straus GERTLER; brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael (JoAnn JAFFE,) Alfred (Kathryn MacRAE,) Franklin (Catherine OLIVER) and Edward (Mary-Jo LOW/LOWE/LOUGH;) sisters-in-law, Cynthia VON MAERESTETTEN and Rowena STEWARD/STEWART/STUART; mother-in-law, Thisbe STEWARD/STEWART/STUART nieces, Lisa and Jardena; nephews, Mark, Maxim, Will, Leo, Nicholas, John Nathaniel and Theo; beloved family member, Doris WINKLER and his extended family in Ottawa, Toronto, New York, California, England and Scotland who survive him to celebrate his 51 productive years. He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, among the Plain People, where his college-teaching parents chose to farm. But his education was to begin at Darwin House, Cambridge, England (when they resumed research interrupted by service in the wartime administrations and army (Maynard) of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman) -- to be continued largely at St. George's School, Montreal. His further development was associated with training institutes in non-violence and peace research, fostered by the Canadian Peace Research Institute and sponsored by the Canadian Friends Service Committee and the Canadian National Commission of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. He was a "resource person" for the 1970 and 1971 high school peace workshops which took place at Grindstone Island on Big Rideau Lake, Portland, Ontario, the former summer home of Admiral Sir Charles Edmund KINGSMILL (first director of the Royal Canadian Navy) and his family, and loaned by his heirs for that purpose. Jeffrey's professional skills were acquired at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, by a B.A., with emphasis on contemporary political economy, history and French (Université de Grenoble), by study at the Institute of Comparative International Law, Paris, on Regulation of International Business Transactions, by a J.D. at the University of San Diego, California, an LLM from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and by work with the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, among others. A member of the California and District of Columbia bars and of the American Society for International Law, he entered his latest field of activity through applications to United Nations and United Nations-affiliated agencies. Invited to Geneva by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, he was employed by them in 1988, and stayed on when the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade evolved into the World Trade Organization in 1995. As Senior Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division, he was active in the elaboration of dispute settlement procedures, in panels pertaining to the admission of countries, such as China, to the World Trade Organization, in work, duty travel and conferences on four continents, including university-sponsored speaking engagements on various aspects of globalization: human rights, labour, environment and living conditions, as well as trade. Jeffrey gravitated toward work in the public interest by an early internship with the Environmental Defense Fund of Washington, D.C., and by a spell as Special Assistant to the Rector of the United Nations University of Tokyo. Not incidentally, his two non-professional affiliations in 1988 at the time of joining the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade were with the Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control, and Friends of the Earth. He delighted in sailing off Norfolk, England, on Lakes Ontario and Champlain, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Chesapeake with his wife Ann and boys, from their first home at Shady Side, near Annapolis, Maryland, and Lake Geneva (Léman). He loved life and knew well what to do with it, was an enthusiastic skiier and swimmer, an accomplished photographer, a keen gardener and family farmer, in Ontario, and an excellent cook. At various times he played the recorder, violin and guitar. Family meant the world to him, and his children were his greatest joy. Facing final illness, his supreme regret was the prospect that he might not be around to share in their lives, to support them, and to help celebrate their accomplishments. The warmest of farewells were given him at the Temple de Genolier above Lake Geneva, January 24, on a sunny day, emblazoned by fresh snow and invigorated by the mountain air. In addition to his wife, sons and brothers, some 150 Friends and colleagues were in attendance, many from the World Trade Organization, the United Nations family, the International School of Geneva, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Femmes Pour la Paix, and the International Peace Bureau. Following cremation, Jeffrey's remains will be interred near his home in Divonne les Bains, France. Contact with the family in Montreal may be had through Franklin GERTLER, at Aldred Building, 507 Place d'Armes, Suite 1200, Montreal, Québec, Canada H2Y 2W8; telephone (514) 842-0748; e-mail: franklin@gertlerlex.ca, or Maynard and Ann GERTLER, at 482 Strathcona Avenue, Westmount, Québec, Canada H3Y 2X1; telephone (514) 933-7913; fax (514) 933-1702 e-mail: ann.maynard.gertler@videotron.ca (and Box #58, Williamstown, Ontario, Canada K0C 2J0; telephone (613) 347-3505.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-09 published
VON RICHTHOFEN, Baroness Gisela (née Countess VON EINSIEDEL)
On April 4, 2005 in her Toronto home, surrounded by family. Born on July 25, 1909 in Creba, Saxony, Germany as Chancellor Otto VON BISMARCK's first great-grandchild, and was in 1931 the youngest woman ever to graduate from the University of Berlin Law School. Immigrated to Canada in 1951. Pre-deceased in 2000 by her dearly loved husband of 56 years, Baron Wolfgang VON RICHTHOFEN. Beloved beyond measure by children Christiane PHILIPP (Karl-Reinhard,) Veronika VON NOSTITZ- TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Manfred VON NOSTITZ- WALLWITZ (Judith), Carmen VON RICHTHOFEN, Nikolaus VON RICHTHOFEN (Donna APRILE), Micaela VON RICHTHOFEN. Also survived by a brother Count Heinrich VON EINSIEDEL (Helga). Grandchildren: Gisela PHILIPP (deceased), Maximilian PHILIPP (Susanne), Juliane WALDMANN (Ulf), Zoë VON NOSTITZ-TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Godfrey VON NOSTITZ- TAIT, Kaspar VON NOSTITZ- WALLWITZ, Otto VON NOSTITZ- WALLWITZ, Emma VON RICHTHOFEN. Great-grandchildren: Conrad WALDMANN, Anton WALDMANN, Paula WALDMANN, Enno PHILIPP. Nephews: Gisbert VON EINSIEDEL, Sebastian VON EINSIEDEL, Dominik VON EINSIEDEL, Daniel VON RICHTHOFEN. Cremation and private family tribute. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Temmy Latner Centre For Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto, 600 University Avenue, Suite 218, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-21 published
BERNARDO, Frances Agnes (BERRIGAN)
Passed peacefully in her 89th year reuniting with her life long love Salvatore. In the company of her children she slipped away from asthma and respiratory complications. Frances was the foundation upon which her family was built. She gave them roots and she gave them wings remarked family friend Fr. Paul of St. Gabriel's Parish. A pillar of quiet strength with a wicked sense of humour she guided with common sense wisdom and an infinite reservoir of love. She was an example of dignity and grace. Frances is survived by her daughter Donnamarie McGOVERN (Paul,) daughter Joanne HALE (Robert) and son Paul BERNARD (Christane VON KLEIST.) She was proud to have the love of her grandchildren Jim and John McGOVERN, Michele MCINNES/MCINNIS, Christina McGOVERN, Denise HALE, Evan and Janelle BERNARDO and her great grandchildren Taylor, Britney and Ashley McGOVERN, Madison and Caralee McGOVERN, Alexander, Adam and Olivia MacDONALD, Shanna, and Angel MCINNES/MCINNIS, step great grandchildren Meghan and Sarah McINNNES and her new friend and companion Alicia DUNN. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights south of Steeles) on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Gabriel's Parish, 650 Sheppard Ave. E. (east of Bavyiew Ave.) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In her memory, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-02 published
Gisela VON RICHTHOFEN, Aristocrat, Farmer: 1909-2005
Born into German nobility, she grew up within a stone's throw of the Kaiser, experienced life under the Nazis and then emigrated to Canada where she became a three-time Ontario dressage champion
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail Thursday, June 2, 2005, Page S9
Baroness Gisela VON RICHTHOFEN was born into the German aristocracy, but spent more than half her life in Canada, much of it on a farm outside Toronto. The freedom of the rural life in Canada was in sharp contrast to the world into which she born.
She lived for all but 8½ years of the 20th century. Just her name, VON RICHTHOFEN, provides a hint of her life. Manfred VON RICHTHOFEN, known as the Red Baron, was the top fighter pilot of the First World War. But when the famous VON RICHTHOFEN was killed in April of 1918, Gisela was just 8 years old and knew as much about the Red Baron as any other German child. He was a cousin of her future husband.
She was born Countess Gisela VON EINSIEDEL, one notch up from a baroness on the nobility scale. She was the first great-grandchild of Prince Otto VON BISMARCK, the Iron Chancellor who forged the German Empire in the mid 19th century.
The wars of the 20th century shaped her life. Her father survived the First World War; other members of her family did not. One brother was killed in France in 1940. Another brother, a fighter pilot, was shot down three times, the last time over Stalingrad in 1942. He was taken prisoner by the Russians and did not return to Germany until 1951.
As the wife of a diplomat she was a witness to the intrigue of the Second World War. Her first husband was posted to Warsaw before the start of the war and then to Paris during the German occupation. One of her close Friends -- and godfather to her son Manfred -- was Adam VON TROTT, the diplomat executed for his part in the failed plot to kill Adolf Hitler in 1944.
Gisela grew up on an estate in Saxony near Berlin. One of her neighbours was the German empress. When she was about 8 years old, one of Gisela's Friends dared her to climb the wall to the estate next door. Her pluck impressed the empress and she was invited to tea.
At the start of the First World War she saw her father off with his cavalry regiment, though she was more interested in the horses. "I was 5 years old and I went with my mother to the barracks and saw him go off to war," she wrote years later. "The horses being loaded on the train was what fascinated me. I was too young to have a perspective of what the war meant."
She spent the war on an agricultural estate near Heidelberg. After the war, her father worked as an estate manager and then for an agricultural-equipment firm. During the 1920's, Germany was ravaged by a post-war economic collapse and her family lost much of their land. Instead, Gisela went to university and, at 22, was the youngest woman to graduate from the University of Berlin law school. She didn't practise long since the Nazis came to power in 1933 and they didn't approve of women in professions. In 1936, she married a diplomat, Oswalt VON NOSTITZ, and had the first of six children. After the fall of France in 1940, she moved with him to Paris but during that time the marriage collapsed. She soon wed Baron Wolfgang VON RICHTHOFEN, an officer in General GUDERIAN's tank regiment who, before the war, had owned an art gallery in Berlin.
By the time the final months of the Second World came around, Gisela and her three children were staying on the Bismarck estate of Varzin in Pomerania and feared the approach of the Soviet army. Her husband Wolfgang, with the help of her ex-husband, managed to get a car with Japanese diplomatic licence plates (there were almost no civilian cars on the road) and mounted a rescue mission. The baron slipped away from his post for several days (an act punishable by firing squad), and used formaldehyde to fuel the car, since gasoline was impossible to find.
"My stepfather was Absent Without Leave and he had to use the back roads to avoid Gestapo checkpoints," recalls Manfred VON NOSTITZ, who went on to a career in the Canadian diplomatic service as high commissioner to Malaysia and ambassador to Pakistan and Thailand. "In Berlin we experienced some of the heaviest bombing. My mother was always very cool under pressure. At one stage she moved us from one shelter just before it was destroyed by bombs."
Life in Germany after the war was harsh. The VON RICHTHOFEN family was homeless, being from what would soon be called East Germany. For a while, they lived in rooms in a small castle in Ramholz with a friend from Baron VON RICHTHOFEN's regiment. At school, the children were harassed.
"I remember my mother once saw a chicken roaming free, grabbed it, killed it and cooked it for us. For the most part, we survived on cabbage, which I still can't stand," said Mr. VON NOSTITZ.
The VON RICHTHOFENs decided to emigrate. "My parents didn't feel at home in western Germany. They said they saw former Nazis in positions of authority, people like lawyers and doctors, and didn't want us growing up with them," said Carmen VON RICHTHOFEN.
In 1951, the family bought an 80 hectare farm near Campbellville outside Toronto and arrived with little money. Mrs. VON RICHTHOFEN, as she was almost always called in Canada, set out to make her new life a success. Later, her husband concentrated on training race horses, but at first they ran a mixed farm with everything from dairy cattle to field crops and chickens. She took night courses at the Ontario Agricultural College in nearby Guelph. Along the way, Micaela, the last of her children, was born.
Her mother, Bismarck's grand-daughter, also lived in the house. Mrs. VON RICHTHOFEN cooked for 10 people and sewed clothes for her children and for herself. Yet, for all that, her years on the farm were among her happiest. For one thing, it meant a renewal of her love for horses. In the early days on the farm, she jogged trotters up and down Guelph Line, then a dirt road with little traffic and at age 50 she taught herself dressage.
From 1964 to 67, she won three Ontario dressage championships. She continued riding until she was 84. On her 75th birthday, her daughters Carmen and Micaela worked for hours posing her on a horse in her dressage outfit. The idea was to mirror a photograph taken of her ancestor Otto VON BISMARCK on his 75th birthday.
Mrs. VON RICHTHOFEN and her husband left their farm in 1985 and moved to Toronto.
Gisela Sybille Frieda Else Marguerite VON EINSIEDEL was born in Creba, Saxony, Germany, on July 25, 1909. She died in Toronto on April 4, 2005. She leaves her children Christine, Veronika and Manfred VON NOSTITZ and Carmen, Nikolaus and Micaela VON RICHTHOFEN. Her husband died in 2000.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-29 published
WAENGLER, Ernst "Ernest" G., Dr. Iur (Feb. 12, 1917-June 26, On Sunday, June 26, 2005 in his 89th year. After enjoying a Bloody Caesar and lunch at home while awaiting a visit from old Friends his heart simply stopped. Immediate attempts by his caregiver and paramedics failed to revive him. His wife Sheila was at his side, his lover of fiftyfour years. The son of Dr. Fritz and Edith WAENGLER, he was born in Vienna, Austria February 12, 1917. He attended the Schotten Gymnasium where classmates recalled he was the tallest in the class, the worst in gymnastics and the funniest. In the spring of 1939 upon receiving a Dr. of Laws Degree from Vienna University with his call up for the German army he surreptitiously left for Paris and London. In 1940 with the enemy at the door the British Interned all 'enemy aliens' whether they were a threat or not and Ernst was rounded up and shipped to the Isle of Man and then to Canada. Among the Internees was Crown Prince Friedrich of Prussia and the former chef of the Ritz in London. So the internees ate royally on army rations. In 1941 they were released in Canada where he has lived ever since. He did panel shows on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, wrote original scripts and English adaptations of German language scripts. He also did drama reviews for the Globe and Mail and tried his hand at directing which is where he met his future wife, Sheila CRAIG who was an actress. He also wrote for MacLeans, the Telegram and economic articles for the Financial Post. From 1981 to 1996 he was the Canadian Correspondent for the Neue Zuercher Zeitung based in Zurich writing Economic and political Analyses. During this time he traveled, often with his wife to some 65 countries as a foreign corespondent. He leaves his sister Ina and her husband Dipl. Ing Dr. Rolf VON PARTL, his nephew Hubert VON PARTL (his wife, daughter and grand nephew,) his nieces Edith and Irene VON PARTL; his brother-in-law Dr. Ronald R. TASKER and his children Moira, James, Ronald and Alison TASKER; his brother-in-law James B. CRAIG, his wife Lise and James' children Bruce, Tara, Sheila and D'Arcy, as well as many Friends and his beloved caregiver Hilda ZEPEDA. Service to he held on Thursday, June 30th, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and Crematorium, Carfrae Chapel (375 Mt. Pleasant Rd., west side). In lieu of flowers a donation to your local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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VON KUSTER, Clifford, 2000 -- Died This Day
Thursday, November 3, 2005, Page S7
Musician and teacher born on June 2, 1921, in Turtleford, Saskatchewan.
Always fascinated by music, he took piano lessons at the age of 5 and contemplated a career in music. After service in the Second World War, he enrolled at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a bachelor of music degree in 1949. He also studied at the Toronto Conservatory of Music, later known as the Royal Conservatory of Music, and abroad. In 1952, he was hired by the Music Teachers' College in London, Ontario, and became principal when the college affiliated with the University of Western Ontario in 1960. In 1968, he became the first dean of the faculty of music at the university.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-04 published
Bob MacWILLIAM, Aviator: (1937-2005)
Pilot became aviation detective who sifted through the evidence for royal commissions that investigated two fatal air crashes
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, November 4, 2005, Page S7
Toronto -- As a young child, Bob MacWILLIAM loved to build model airplanes. He realized his boyhood dream of becoming a pilot, logging more than 20,000 hours with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Qantas and Air Canada.
Air Canada thought so much of Mr. MacWILLIAM, he was hired to be a trainer and check pilot. His expertise also made him a renowned hired hand at special hearings, commissions and tribunals. When fatal air crashes took place in Cranbook, British Columbia, and in Dryden, Ontario, Mr. MacWILLIAM was hired as a technical adviser to the royal commissions of inquiry.
Mr. MacWILLIAM joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in the mid-1950s and stayed for 10 years. He flew CF-100s, all-weather fighter planes, in Baden-Solingen, Germany, during the Cold War of the late 1950s. He married his wife, Nancy, an Royal Canadian Air Force nurse, while posted in Germany.
In 1962, he completed his flight instructor's course. "I used to envy Bob a lot because he loved his job so much," his widow said.
He retired with the notion of joining Air Canada but there were no openings, so he headed to Sydney and flew for Qantas, Australia's national airline. Less than two years later, Air Canada offered him a job. For the next 31 years, he flew as captain of the Airbus A-320, Boeing 767 and 727, and was chief instructor for the 727.
Along the way, Mr. MacWILLIAM helped design and implement the pilots' safety awareness program for Air Canada, a scheme that includes a system of anonymous incident reporting.
His expertise was also required when Transport Canada, through initiatives of Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau and transport minister Otto Lang, came up with the idea that air traffic controllers should be bilingual. Mr. MacWILLIAM was appointed technical representative for the Canadian Airline Pilots' Association at a commission of inquiry. His report to members was unflattering.
"French is not the international language of the air," Mr. MacWILLIAM said. "Imposing the use of two languages into air traffic control... constitutes a degradation in the safety of the Canadian air traffic control system. To impose, for political reasons only, the use of another language into that environment is irresponsible."
His remarks made their way to the 1976 annual meeting of the International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations, where they were endorsed by 65 member countries. Because of that, Canadian Airline Pilots' Association declared Canada's air traffic control system unreliable and on June 19, 1976, the pilots went on strike. Air traffic controllers had already declared job action and for nine days nothing moved at Canada's airports.
"Bob was my technical safety expert from 1974-78 when I was president of Canadian Airline Pilots' Association," said Ken MALEY, then a senior captain with Canadian Pacific. "Trudeau was interested in bilingualizing everything in Canada. Bob and I and the pilots wouldn't accept this idea. The issue festered for about 18 months and we drew the line and decided to close Canadian air space for safety reasons. I felt it wasn't safe for the pilots to fly when we didn't know if the air traffic controllers were working or not working."
On February 11, 1978, a Pacific West Airlines Boeing 737 crashed at the airport in Cranbook, British Columbia, while trying to avoid a giant snow blower. Forty-two people died and Mr. MacWILLIAM was made the senior technical adviser at the ensuing Dubin royal commission of inquiry. In his report, Mr. Justice Charles DUBIN criticized the Ministry of Transport for its procedures regarding clearing aircraft to land at airports that do not have a control tower. He also was critical of the fact that the company operating manuals and training did not inform pilots that once the "reverse thrust" was applied after landing, the throttles could not be advanced to take-off position for a "go around." Much of the technical data had originated with Mr. MacWILLIAM.
"The people involved with that inquiry thought the world of Bob," said Fred VON VEH, then legal adviser to transport minister Don MAZANKOWSKI.
In 1989, Mr. MacWILLIAM served a similar role after an Air Ontario Fokker F-28 jet crashed in Dryden in March of that year, killing 24 people. The plane had been headed for Winnipeg but crashed shortly after takeoff. It had sat on a runway under an accumulation of snow and then tried to get airborne. The crash prompted another royal commission, one headed by Mr. Justice Virgil MOSHANSKY.
The inquiry became the definitive study on the problems of deicing aircraft. Among its recommendations, the report said planes should be deiced at the gate holding area and then the process repeated before they queue for takeoff.
"Bob was very helpful... really smart. He brought a lot of expertise to the table," Judge MOSHANSKY said from Calgary.
After he retired, Mr. MacWILLIAM formed Macavia Aviation Consultants and was president of both the Canadian International Air Show and the Canadian National Exhibition.
Bob MacWILLIAM was born October 26, 1937, in Salisbury, New Brunswick He died of respiratory failure stemming from pulmonary fibrosis on July 22, 2005, in Toronto. He is survived by his wife Nancy, sister Valerie, daughter Barbara and sons Casey and Michael.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-28 published
SCOTT, Eric Cameron, B.A.Sc.
Passed away in Ottawa on December 20, 2005. Dear husband of Jane GOODCHILD. Loving father of David SCOTT (Laura CUPPER) Carleton Place, Sandie STINSON (Allan) North Bay, Brian SCOTT (Evelyn VON MICHALOFSKI) Belleville and Glen SCOTT (Kim ROSENTRETER) Calgary. Proud grandfather of Katie and Margaret SCOTT; Carrie, Scott, Julie and Travis STINSON; Olive SCOTT; Joelle, Jeremy and Benjamin SCOTT. Special grandfather of Reyna URIARTE. Born in Picton, Ontario, May 24, 1926. son of the late Ella Mae BONGARD and Wilfred Ernest SCOTT. Predeceased by his brother and friend Sherman. Engineer, banker, fisherman, clarinettist and book editor. Eric graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Toronto in 1949. During his career he worked for Canadian International Paper, Canadian Industries Limited, The Engineering Institute of Canada and 25 years with the Industrial Development Bank, later to be the Federal Business Development Bank. He cherished the many Friendships across Canada from those years. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, Ottawa on Saturday January 7, 2006 from 1: 00 p.m. until service time in the Chapel at 2:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Condolences/donations at mcgarryfamily.ca

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
VERSLYPPE, Sr. Mary Joseph Julia, R.S.G.
Peacefully at the Convent of the Good Shepherd, after a long illness. Sister made her profession as a Sister of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd May 19, 1938 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, serving in Winnipeg, Sudbury, Windsor and Toronto. Daughter of the late Cyril VERSLYPPE and Adronie (BRACKEZ.) Sister is survived by her nieces, Mrs. Mary BRUNETTE and Mrs. Frances VON WALLEGHEM and her nephew, Mr. Tony SENDEN of Winnipeg. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, 416-241-4618. Visitation at the Convent of the Good Shepherd, 25 Good Shepherd Court on Sunday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Chapel, 416-787-4285. Interment to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
GUNTHER, Carl Coord-Julius
Karl Coord-Julius VON GUENTHER, August 3, 1929, died peacefully at Toronto Grace Hospital on March 29, 2005. Carl, loving husband of Ursula-Ruth, beloved father and father-in-law of Carmen (Christian) and Kevin GILBERT, Cherry and Kevin FLEMING/FLEMMING of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Carol and Richard MOORE of Yellowknife, N.W.T. Proud grandfather of Evan, Hannah, Chloe and Richard Jr. Loved brother of Mareke, predeceased by sister Ingrid. Carl will be missed by his family and Friends at the Long Branch Legion, and various acquaintances from his colourful and interesting life. Carl served as a Medic in the Canadian Armed Forces prior to graduating from Ryerson and working for the Etobicoke Public Heath Department, which he then retired from in 1993 after 25 years. Before immigrating to Canada, he also served in the British Royal Navy after leaving Germany as a young man after World War 2. His services to H.R.H. were greatly valued and he was consistently well respected in any field that he applied himself to. He bravely chose not to battle the cancer that eventually took his life, and he will be deeply and sadly missed by all who knew him. Private Cremation will take place on Tuesday, April 5th at Carl's request. In memory, contributions to the Salvation Army Toronto Grace Hospital would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy or make a donation, visit: www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
BERNARDO, Frances Agnes (BERRIGAN)
Passed peacefully in her 89th year, reuniting with her life long love Salvatore. In the company of her children she slipped away from asthma and respiratory complications. Frances was the foundation upon which her family was built. "She gave them roots and she gave them wings" remarked family friend Fr. Paul of St. Gabriel's Parish. A pillar of quiet strength with a wicked sense of humour she guided with common sense wisdom and an infinite reservoir of love. She was an example of dignity and grace. Frances is survived by her daughter Donnamarie McGOVERN (Paul,) daughter Joanne HALE (Robert) and son Paul BERNARD (Christane VON KLEIST.) She was proud to have the love of her grandchildren Jim and John McGOVERN, Michele MCINNES/MCINNIS, Christina McGOVERN, Denise HALE, Evan and Janelle BERNARDO and her great-grandchildren Taylor, Britney and Ashley McGOVERN, Madison and Caralee McGOVERN, Alexander, Adam and Olivia MacDONALD, Shanna, and Angel MCINNES/MCINNIS, step-great-grandchildren Meghan and Sarah MCINNES/MCINNIS and her new friend and companion Alicia DUNN. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights south of Steeles) on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Gabriel's Parish, 650 Sheppard Ave. E. (east of Bayview Ave.) on Wednesday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In her memory, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
BERNARDO, Frances Agnes (BERRIGAN)
Passed peacefully in her 89th year, reuniting with her life long love Salvatore. In the company of her children she slipped away from asthma and respiratory complications. Frances was the foundation upon which her family was built. "She gave them roots and she gave them wings" remarked family friend Fr. Paul of St. Gabriel's Parish. A pillar of quiet strength with a wicked sense of humour she guided with common sense wisdom and an infinite reservoir of love. She was an example of dignity and grace. Frances is survived by her daughter Donnamarie McGOVERN (Paul,) daughter Joanne HALE (Robert) and son Paul BERNARD (Christane VON KLEIST.) She was proud to have the love of her grandchildren Jim and John McGOVERN, Michele MCINNES/MCINNIS, Christina McGOVERN, Denise HALE, Evan and Janelle BERNARD and her great-grandchildren Taylor, Brittany and Ashley McGOVERN, Madison and Caralee McGOVERN, Alexander, Adam and Olivia MacDONALD, Shanna, and Angela MCINNES/MCINNIS, step-great-grandchildren Meaghan and Sarah MCINNES/MCINNIS and her new friend and companion Alicia DUNN. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights south of Steeles) on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Gabriel's Parish, 650 Sheppard Ave. E. (east of Bayview Ave.) on Wednesday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In her memory, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-12 published
KOSTKA, Tina Marie (née HARPER)
Passed away suddenly on Friday September 9th, 2005. Loving mother of Lee-Ann and Kimberly. Dearly missed by her sister Kathy and her husband VON MacDONALD. Caring aunt of Melanie, Tara, Philip and Trevor. Beloved daughter of Jack HARPER and the late Bertha HARPER. Tina will be missed by her family, Friends and co-workers. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121 on Monday, September 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Giffen-Mack Chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations can be made to the Arthritis Society.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
LINDOP, Elsie Gwendolyn Sybil (née SHRIBBS)
Peacefully in her sleep at Friendly Manor, Deseronto, July 30, 2005, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late George Norman (1995.) Predeceased by her parents Elsie and Reginald SHRIBBS, her sister Honor LEMON and survived by sisters Betty DICKSON/DIXON of Napanee and June NEEDHAM of Montreal. Loved and loving mother of daughters Wendy CONLON of Napanee and Mary SHAW (John) of Kitchener. Cherished Grandma of Jeff CONLON (Sylvia) of Brampton, Joy SHIMANUKI (Hideyuki) of Japan, Werner VON GOTSCHL and Susan SHAW of Kitchener. Dear Gammie to Chloe, Nicholas and Jeffrey CONLON, Kaede and Emily SHIMANUKI. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations in Sybil's memory to Etobicoke Services for Seniors, 1447 Royal York Road, Etobicoke, M9P 3V8 would be appreciated by the family.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-03 published
VON HASSELBACH, Sophia Barbara
Born and passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2005. First born for Drew and Carolyn. Our instant angel will be greatly missed by her loving family. Special thanks to the obstetrical staff of North York General Hospital for their care and compassion. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church (354 St. Clair Ave. W.). Interment to follow.

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VON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
VON KULMIZ, Lothar " Luke"
Passed away peacefully and in gratitude on Monday, December 5th, 2005 at age 58. Cherished husband of Margaret Osmond VON KULMIZ. Beloved son of Leonhard and the late Eva. Devoted father of Nicole, Elise, Lucas and step-father of Trevor. Proud grandpa of Keegan. Loving brother of Paul and his wife Maureen. His spiritual generosity touched the lives of all he knew. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 12th, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Road, 416-267-8229). A funeral service to celebrate Luke's life will be held at a later date. If desired, donations can be made to the M.D.S. Foundation. Visit www.etouch.ca for further details. Frater Ave Atque Valle

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VONA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-11 published
BREESE, Thomas Samuel
Suddenly at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, October 9th, 2005 in his 49th year. Dear husband of Kimberley BREESE (née BLOYE) of LaSalette. Loving father of Derek, Valerie and Rachel BREESE still at home. Beloved son of Jack and Betty BREESE and brother to Pam CHASE, all of Toronto. Dear son-in-law of John BLOYE and his wife, the late Shirley (2005.) Brother-in-law of Don BLOYE (Sue), Linda VONA (Mark), Barry BLOYE - predeceased (Gale,) and Carol COLLIER (Bill.) Terrific uncle to many nieces and nephews; and special friend to Pam COLUMBUS. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Steve BLOYE. Tom loved kids and spent much of his time coaching children in minor sports. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends are invited to share their memories of Tom with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 3R3, 519-426-0199 for visitation on Thursday, October 13th, 2005 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel following visitation at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Ron ASHTON officiating. Private family interment of ashes at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations payable to Ronald McDonald House would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com

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VONWOLFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-03 published
MERCER- ANDERSON, Kim Louise
It is with great sadness the family of Kim Louise MERCER- ANDERSON, announce her sudden passing on Friday, December 31st, 2004, in her 47th year. Loving and cherished mother of Derek and Myles MERCER. Beloved wife of Raymond ANDERSON. Daughter of the late William MERCER (1975.) Survived by loving mother Noella MERCER. Dear sister of Michele CALDWELL, Dawn JARVIS, Terri VONWOLFF, Dale MERCER and Lisa KEANE. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kim are asked to consider Wellspring London and Region. Westview Funeral Chapel (641-1793) entrusted with arrangements.

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