BROCK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-11 published
LETSON, James Kenneth “Ken&ldquo
Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at home, with his family at his side, Monday, January 9th, 2006, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Jean BROCK. Loved father of Bob (Diane) LETSON of Guelph, Dianne (Tony) ROVERS of Owen Sound and Judy (Doug) KENNEDY of Guelph. Loving grandfather Kimberley, Chrissie, Mike, Jacquie, Stephen, Stephanie, Geri, Sheri, Robin, Tim and Tammy. Great grandfather of Matthew, Katie, Michael, Benedict, Thomas, Elizabeth, Rachel, Emily Anthony, Erick, Cameron, Kirstin, Kaleigh, Scott, Kaedence, Owen, Amy And Sarah. Predeceased by a great granddaughter Olivia. Dear brother of Marjorie (Ted) HEFFERNAN of Guelph. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Thursday, January 12th, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Memorial contributions to the Lung Association, 30 Dupont Street, Waterloo N2J 2G9, Hospice Wellington, 795 Scottsdale Dr., Guelph N1G 3R8 or the Royal Canadian Legion Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch No. 234 (Poppy Trust Fund), 919 York Rd., Guelph, N1E 6N1 would be appreciated. (Wall-Custance 519-822-0051; www.wallcustance.com)

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-02 published
WRIGHT, E. John
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 31, 2006. E. John WRIGHT of London in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Madaline (BROCK) WRIGHT. Dear father of John WRIGHT and his wife Jerri of Komoka, Richard WRIGHT and Linda BUTLER of Delaware and Shirley COLFAX and her husband Larry of Thedford. Dear brother of Mary JOHNSTON of Sarnia and Rosalie LEWIS and her husband Lorne of London. Predeceased by his sister Jean BROOKS, his brothers Charles WRIGHT and Harold LLOYD and his grand_son Kenneth COLFAX. Dear brother-in-law of Barbara LLOYD of Florida and Myrtle WRIGHT of Belmont. Also loved by his grandchildren, Christopher and Delia, Denise and Bernie, Matthew and Krista, Tyler, Robert and Rosemary, Heather and Jon, Kevin and Emily, his great-grand_sons Justin and Mitchell and dear friend Stella URLOCKER of London. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service will be conducted at Trinity Community Church, 590 Gainsborough Rd., London, on Saturday, February 4th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Mark TURNER and Reverend Victor TURNER officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A Masonic Service will be held in the chapel Friday at 7: 00 p.m. with Myra Lodge No. 529 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons in charge. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
DUNN, David Charles (February 12, 1947-January 19, 2006)
On behalf of David, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to family and Friends for the cards, flowers, and donations to The Heart and Stroke and Woodstock General Hospital. David's path to reunite with his brothers, Paul and Randy began on Tuesday, January 17th, 2006. Ken and Tracey, Paramedics from the Emergency Medical Services responded quickly to the call for assistance. David's massive stroke happened upon their arrival at 83 Kent Street. Dr. BROCKWAY and nurse Janet greeted him at the Woodstock General Hospital. It was determined David needed medical attention at University Hospital. Dianna and Joanna, Paramedics from the Emergency Medical Services were responsible for transporting David to London. Nurse Janet stayed with David throughout the journey. At University Hospital David was cared for by the Intensive Care Unit team, Dr. YOUNG and nurse Kamela. Our sincere thank you to the Emergency Medical Services (Paramedics), Woodstock General and University Hospital staff for their expertise and compassion during a tragic time for our family. We will never forget nurse Kamela's last words to David -- thank you Kamela. A special thank you to John BROCK and staff at Longworth Funeral Home for your ongoing support; to Reverend David DUNCAN for his enriching words before and during the service; to Heather HEATH, Floral Buds and Design for the colourful spring flowers; to Community Care Access for many years of service to David; to the very special Red Cross Homemakers; to the Residents at 83 Kent Street who enjoyed David's sense of humour and delivery services; to Henny EATON, Meals on Wheels for her delicious menus; to Monique BROCK, David's favourite hair stylist; to Excel Delivery for giving David independence and to Teresa SCHERLE for comforting our Mom during a difficult time. Thank you also to Audrey TAPLAY, Teresa SCHERLE, Don and Ruth MURRAY and Beth MARTIN for their delicious baked goods. Sincerely, Melissa and Andrea DUNN, Hazel DUNN, Lyn and Doug STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Wendy and Bill TAPLAY.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
WATTERWORTH, Douglas
The family of the late Douglas WATTERWORTH wish to express sincere thanks to family, Friends and neighbours for their acts of kindness and support during our loss. All the food, cards, flowers and donations were greatly appreciated. Much gratitude to all the staff at Fiddick's Rest and Retirement/ Nursing Home, especially the nursing staff of the Palliative Care Team. Special thanks to Dr. HODGETTS for his kind and compassionate care, Father Stephen for the wonderful funeral service, St. Philip's Catholic Women's League for the lovely lunch and Needham Jay Funeral Home Petrolia for all your assistance. Also many thanks to Dr. Helena ROBINSON, Dr. G. BROCK and staff at St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Dr. D. BOYD, Dr. ASH, cancer clinic. Everyone's thoughtfulness will not be forgotten. Mary WATTERWORTH, Joanne, Paul, Norma, Lisa and families.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
WRIGHT, John
The family of the late John WRIGHT wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to relatives, Friends and neighbours for the many acts of kindness, beautiful floral tributes, memorial donations and cards of sympathy, during the loss of a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Special thanks to Dr. Greg GILLIS and staff, the doctors, nurses and staff of the London Regional Cancer Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus, University and Strathroy Hospitals who took such wonderful care of him. Thank you to the Myra Lodge for the Masonic Service, Reverends Mark and Victor TURNER for their touching service, Ed BROCK for the eulogy and the ladies of the Trinity Community Church for the delicious lunch. Thank you to A. Millard George Funeral Home for their professional guidance and understanding and to the pallbearers. Our heartfelt thanks to all. - John and Jerri, Rick and Linda, and Shirley and Larry and families.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-27 published
PULLEN, Hazel Grace (née EARL)
Peacefully at Restview Retirement Home, Clinton, on February 24, 2006 Mrs. Hazel Grace (EARL) PULLEN, formerly of Saint Marys and R.R.#1 Granton in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Milne Stewart PULLEN (1994.) Dear Mother of Don and Florence PULLEN of Clinton. Loving grandmother of David and Darlene PULLEN of Saint Marys, and Michael and Lori PULLEN of Courtland. Great Grandma of Leah, Olivia, Justin and Connor. Also survived by a cousin Marjorie JOHNS, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents George and Mary (HORN) EARL, sisters Gladys (Harold) HERN, Myrtle (Norman) BROCK, and brother Angus (Marzetta) EARL, sister-in-law Florence (Ross) HERN, and brother-in-law Clifford (Hattie) PULLEN. Also predeceased by a daughter and son in infancy. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home, 153 High St. Clinton, on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 from 12 noon until time of the complete funeral service at 2 p.m. with family friend Bev RABBETS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-12 published
BROCK, Clark
Suddenly, at University Hospital, with his family at his side, on Monday, April 10, 2006, Mr. Clark BROCK of London, in his 71st year. Beloved husband for 46 years of Ruth (MacEACHERN) BROCK. Loving Dad of Owen BROCK and his wife Sue, Leslie BROCK, Karen BROCK and her partner Darla, all of London. Dear brother of Paul BROCK and his wife Sue of Leamington, and Dana DUNBAR of Mississauga. Adored and devoted Grandpa of Becky, Emily, Jake and Zack. Also missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and June (OLDERSHAW) BROCK. Friends will be received by the family from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday April 12, at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. A Funeral Service will be conducted at St. Pius X Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment St. Peters Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Clark are asked to consider the Salvation Army or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
BROCK, Clark
The Family of the late Clark BROCK would like to express their sincere appreciation to families, Friends, co-workers, neighbours and Clark's business associates for their prayers, support, cards, masses, floral tributes, donations and food. We would like to thank the two Paramedic teams and Fire Fighters who tried so hard to help Clark. To the University Hospital emergency staff for their efforts and support. To Paul NEEDHAM and the Westview Chapel staff who made a difficult time easier. To Fr. Bob REMARK and Terry GALLIVAN for their spiritual guidance and heartfelt service. To the St. Pius X and Saint_Joseph's Faith Community for their prayers, the choir for their beautiful voices and especially the Catholic Women's League for providing a lovely luncheon at our home. To Saint Peter's Cemetery and John LEMON for their direction and support. Special thanks of appreciation to our London and Oakridge Community for all their kindness and support. It will always be remembered. Sincerely, Ruth, Leslie, Karen, Darla Owen, Sue, Becky, Emily, Jake and Zack

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
Local historian Ed PHELPS dead at 66
Was picked up in Project Guardian probe
By Chip MARTIN, London Free Press Reporter, Wed., May 3, 2006
London's historical community is mourning the loss of its second giant in three months.
Ed PHELPS, 66, took his own life early Tuesday, three months after fellow historian and documentary filmmaker and playwright Chris DOTY, 39.
For 20 years, PHELPS was in charge of the regional-history collection at the University of Western Ontario, where he had been a student. PHELPS was also a charter member of Heritage London Foundation, had written six history books and published the works of others with his Phelps Publishing.
PHELPS retired early from the university in 1994 when he was picked up in the Project Guardian police probe of sexual exploitation of minors. He later pleaded guilty to paying for sexual services of males under age 18, all street prostitutes, and was fined In court at the time, PHELPS was described as a man plagued by a deep depressive condition whose life had been a curious mix of community contribution and loneliness.
Wednesday, a fellow historian described PHELPS as “generous to a fault” with his time and the historical documents and artifacts he had collected.
“He deserves to be recognized for the contributions he made to the community, despite his faults,” said Dan BROCK. BROCK said he and other historians owe a debt to PHELPS for his assistance over the years. Word of PHELPS' loss has spread quickly among history buffs.
“He was invaluable in terms of what he has preserved of our heritage and what he has done in helping others document it,” he said.
BROCK said PHELPS would scavenge relentlessly for papers and artifacts when prominent Londoners passed away, including sifting through curbside garbage.
PHELPS also wrote histories of Sarnia, where he grew up, and of Petrolia, BROCK said. For several years PHELPS had been in declining health and subject to mood swings.
He had “been pretty despondent for a long time,” which had hampered his efforts at further research and writing in recent years, BROCK said.
The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout St. S. As expressions of sympathy, donations are being encouraged to the Sarnia Historical Society, 137 Davis Street, Sarnia.
Who To Call
If you or someone you know is suicidal:
- Distress Centre (24 hours) 667-6711, 667-6600.
- London Mental Health Crisis Service (24 hours) 433-2023.
- Canadian Mental Health Association 434-9191.
- Mother Reach Postpartum Depression Line 672-4673.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-24 published
HOWARD, Blair and Byron
Suddenly and tragically in the state of Georgia on June 22nd, 2006, Blair and Byron HOWARD at the ages of 24 and 22. Beloved sons of Philip HOWARD and adored by mother Shauna BROCK- HOWARD and her partner Chuck CHAMBERS. Cherished brothers of Olivia, Brodi and Bryer. Lovingly remembered by grandparents Walter and Joy BROCK and Jean HOWARD. Byron and Blair will also be missed by many aunts and uncles, cousins, family and Friends. Donations may be made to the Blair and Byron Howard Spirit Award. At the request of the family, please do no send flowers. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Westview Funeral Chapel, (519) 641-1793 entrusted with arrangements.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-28 published
HOWARD, Blair and Byron
Suddenly and tragically in the state of Georgia on June 22nd, 2006, Blair and Byron HOWARD of London at the ages of 24 and 22. Beloved sons of Philip HOWARD and adored by mother Shauna BROCK- HOWARD and their stepfather Chuck CHAMBERS. Cherished brothers of Olivia, Brodi and Bryer, all at home, and stepbrothers of Eric and Mitchell. Beloved grand_sons of Walter and Joy BROCK of Toronto and Jean HOWARD and Don HOWARD, both of London. Loving nephews of Auntie Alana, devoted Uncle Wally, Mike and Debbie, Paul, Rick, Darla, Liana and their families. Fondly remembered by Great Uncle Jim and Great Aunt Heddy. Special cousins of Jordan and Taylor. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North on Wednesday from 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at St. Pius X Parish, 777 Valetta Street on Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 10 a.m. Cremation, Mt. Pleasant Crematorium. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blair and Byron HOWARD Spirit Award. Email condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-28 published
Inseparable in life and death
The boys' mother, Shauna BROCK- HOWARD, has created an award in their memory to be given annually.
By Randy RICHMOND, Free Press Reporter, Wed., June 28, 2006
Blair HOWARD, left, and his brother, Byron, shown fishing in Florida last summer, died when their car hit a tree in Roswell, Georgia., last Thursday.
Last summer, Byron HOWARD decided to stay in Georgia for a while because his big brother, Blair, needed him there.
This week the two brothers returned home, each in his own casket, each holding a photograph of the other.
Their mother, Shauna BROCK- HOWARD, placed the photographs in the caskets before the trip home from Georgia to London, finding some solace in the fact her eldest sons are still together.
"They were best of Friends right from the beginning," BROCK- HOWARD said yesterday.
"I believe God made the decision to take both boys because of how close they were. If he had taken only one, the other one&hellip " she said, unable to continue.
Blair, 24, and Byron, 22, were killed in a single-vehicle crash about 4 a.m. Thursday in Roswell, Georgia., police there said.
Their 1994 Honda Accord left a curve in the road and struck a tree. Alcohol was not a factor, police said.
Their mother returned to her Oakridge home yesterday morning after arranging for the bodies to come home, distraught at the thought the caskets were separated for a while in Toronto.
Her sons' paths were separate but always intertwined, she said.
"Blair was born with a pencil in his hands. He was a talented artist."
In Grade 4, he went to Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts. He played the piano, played violin with the London Youth Symphony Orchestra and sang in the Amabile boys' choir.
"He was a little uncomfortable with his artistic side. It wasn't manly enough, so to balance that he was an avid hockey player, lacrosse player, soccer player," BROCK- HOWARD said.
After high school, Blair's artistic and "manly side" combined into a love of carpentry.
"Carpentry chose him. He loved working with wood," BROCK- HOWARD said.
Blair headed down to Georgia in 2001 with a friend on vacation and met a master carpenter who began teaching him.
"And then he met a girl and he fell in love. So he found ways to stay."
Meanwhile, Byron was making his own way.
Where Blair was born eager and intense, wiry and artistic, Byron was laid-back, not as artistic, but more solid physically.
Blair was the kind of kid who played left wing in hockey; Byron loved defence.
Like his older brother, Byron played just about every sport going.
The two led the younger three children in the family, Olivia, Brodi and Bryer. They also are survived by their father, Philip HOWARD, and stepfather Chuck CHAMBERS.
Blair was the authority.
"You will listen to your mother," he used to tell the other children.
Byron had a different way to keep the peace, BROCK- HOWARD recalled.
"Just tell her what she wants to hear," he would say.
As adults, the two sons loved to watch sports, and fish and see Friends together.
"They were opposites, but they complemented each other," BROCK- HOWARD said.
Byron went to Georgia for a short visit with his brother last summer.
But just then, Blair's relationship with his girlfriend collapsed. Byron decided to stick around his older brother.
"He stayed to look after his brother," BROCK- HOWARD said.
Her sons settled in Alpharetta, a community of about 30,000 people northeast of Atlanta. They were enjoying the good and easy times of young men free from school and financial worries.
Her sons were coming back this summer. Byron was returning to school for his electrician's papers. Blair was coming for a visit and, his mom hoped, to find work here.
Because of how her boys are coming home now, BROCK- HOWARD has decided to keep alive the way they once were.
With the help of family and Friends, she has established the Blair and Byron Howard Spirit Award, to be given annually to a student at the boys' old high school, Sir Frederick Banting.
"They were good kids. It is a crying shame," said Vicki MILES, a teacher at Banting.
"They were always in the front hallway, laughing. They were well-rounded, characters."
That is the kind of student BROCK- HOWARD wants to help.
"I would like it to be a child who isn't the smartest or most athletic or the best at anything, but honest and caring and with strong family values. This might be the thing that helps them go forward."
The award will resurrect the spirit of her sons, and her faith in life itself, BROCK- HOWARD said.
"Two of my boys are gone," she said. "I will believe in the child who gets this award."
Funeral arrangements at Westview Funeral Chapel had not been set at press time.
Donations to the Blair and Byron Howard Spirit Award can be made at Westview or with the Thames Valley Education Foundation, a registered charity affiliated with the Thames Valley District school board.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-10 published
LAYTON, George Edward
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Friday, July 7, 2006, George Edward LAYTON of London, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Helena (SCHAUS) LAYTON. Loving father of Patricia JONES and her husband Derek of Pointe Claire, Quebec and chosen father of Nancy CORK and her husband Ken of North Bay. Dearly loved by two grandchildren Adrian JONES and Joseph BROCK. Predeceased by two sisters Gertrude HEDDEN and Muriel KIPP. A memorial service will be held at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 12 noon with Pastor James GAREY officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment later at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or Charity of your choice. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to George LAYTON.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-11 published
BROCK, William S. " Bill"
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital London on Friday, September 8th, 2006 William S. (Bill) BROCK of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Norma Dickson (BRANDON) BROCK. Dear father of Wendy BROCK and her husband Keith THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Burlington and Brandon BROCK and his wife Maureen of London. Cherished Papa of Michael and Christopher BROCK. Dear brother of Cliff BROCK and his wife Lorraine of Exeter. Dear brother-in-law of Mrs. Donna McKITTRICK of Victoria, British Columbia. Predeceased by his sister Grace LYNETT. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Ontario. A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at Colborne Street United Church, 711 Colborne Street, London on Saturday, September 23rd at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend David R. CARROTHERS officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Mr. BROCK was a member and Past Master of Kilwinning Lodge No. 64 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite and Mocha Temple. The family wishes to express special thanks to Doctor HARLE and Doctor WALSH and the Palliative nursing team at Parkwood Hospital. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca (A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184)

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-04 published
COOK, Cliff
Words cannot begin to express our thanks for the outpouring of love and support extended to all of us in the passing of a beloved husband, father and proud "poppa," Cliff COOK. The beautiful floral tributes, memorial donations, cards, food brought to our homes as well as to the church and to the many that braved the inclimate weather to pay their last respects to Cliff and to offer support to our family was overwhelming. Thanks to the Lucan Paramedics, the Saint Mary's Hospital Emerg staff, Doctor BROCK, Doctor WINQUIST, Doctor BRUBACHER and Doctor MEREDITH and their staff for their compassionate care of Cliff. Our sincere thanks to Bradley, Heather and Cathy for their wonderful tribute to Cliff, the Pall Bearers, Pastor Paul for his comforting words and the Granton Wesley United Church Women for a lovely lunch. Finally, a special thank you to Bill, Sue and Colin HASKETT for making a most difficult time more bearable. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful, caring family, Friends and neighbours. God Bless, Ruth, Dave and Margaret, Doug and Kim, John and Cheryl, Steve and Amy.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-14 published
BROCK, Raymond " Ray"
At Stratford Hospital on November 12, 2006, Raymond (Ray) BROCK, of Londesborough in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Nellie BROCK (2004.) Loving father of Linda HOPF (Don) of Kitchener. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Shirley COLLARD, George and Betty ARMSTRONG, Thomas and Darlene CLIFT and Gladys CLIFT. Predeceased by sister Madeline WRIGHT and brothers Leonard, Ernie and Charles. A memorial service will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Saturday November 18th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Donations in memory of Ray to the hospital of your choice would be appreciated. Tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-22 published
KERSLAKE, Clarence R.
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Clarence R. KERSLAKE age 82 years of Saint Marys and formerly of R.R.#3 Stratford. Beloved husband of Evelyn (STRATHDEE) KERSLAKE. Loving father of Ronald KERSLAKE and wife Maria of Calgary, Donna ROCK and husband Brian of Monkton, Al KERSLAKE and wife Sue of Elmvale. Proud grandfather of Jonathon and Cindy, Amy and Willie, Adam and Kathi, Andrew and Jen, Jason and Ashley, Scott, Laura and Stacey. Great-grandfather of Jacob, Katie, Jasmine, Nicole and Wyatt. Dear brother of Audrey BROCK of London. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys Presbyterian Church (147 Widder St. E.) on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 1.30 p.m. with Rev. John FRASER officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to Saint Marys Presbyterian Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BROCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-12 published
WRIGHT, Shirley Ann Marie (née DOWLER)
65 years. Died suddenly after a brief illness on December 10, 2006 with her loving family by her side. Beloved "Mom" of Lynn and David (Sarnia), Roger and Sherry, Carol and Kevin (all of Malden). Predeceased by her son Wayne Allen (1963). Precious Grandma Shirley to Ali Jo, Kaitlyn, Spencer, MacKenzie, Brendan, Jordyn and predeceased by her granddaughter Serena (1998). Dearest daughter of Verna and the late Bruce (1998) DOWLER. Dear sister of Jim and Margaret DOWLER, Marvin DOWLER, Sharon and Bill BROCK, Gordon and Murielle DOWLER (all of London) She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Shirley was a devoted and dedicated member of St. Albans Anglican Church of Malden. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society of Colchester. Visiting at the James H. Sutton Funeral Home, 401 Sandwich Street S., Amherstburg (519-736-2134) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Funeral Thursday December 14, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Albans Church. Please Note: No Procession From The Funeral Home. Family and Friends are requested to go directly to St. Albans Church, 9016 Essex Road #41 (off of County Rd. 20) from 10: 30 a.m. until time of service at 11: 00 a.m. Archdeacon Ron MATTHEWMAN officiating. Interment Rose Hill Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre or St. Albans Church would be appreciated by the family.

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BROCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-31 published
BROCK, Peter
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Toronto
Died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 28 after a 10 month illness with cancer. He was 86. Fluent in many languages and the author of 30 books and numerous articles, Peter was a pre-eminent authority on Polish and East European history and the world's foremost scholar of pacifist history. "No ideology," wrote Oxford political scientist Martin Ceadel, "wes more to one academic than pacifism owes to Peter Brock. That the scope and richness of its historical tradition can now be recognized is largely the result of Brock's sympathetic and dedicated scholarship, which was begun when pacifism was an unfashionable subject." Born on the Island of Guernsey, United Kingdom in 1920, Peter was a conscientious objector in Britain during World War 2. He was briefly imprisoned, served out the rest of the war on alternative service and worked as a volunteer in the Anglo-American Quaker Relief Mission in postwar Poland. He obtained doctoral degrees in history from the Jagiellonian University of Cracow, Poland, and Oxford University. He taught in history departments at the University of Alberta, Smith College, Columbia University and at the University of Toronto, the latter since 1966. Brock was the recipient of many honours and awards, including the degree of Doctor of Letters honoris causa from the University of Toronto in 1991. In 1958 Peter BROCK married Carmen WILLIAMSON, a Quaker born in Jamaica who died in 1998. Over forty years of married life they shared laughter, humour, a love of music and travel, and a commitment to pacifism. Peter chose their memorial plaque at the foot of a giant American elm tree in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto to read, "Let us be aware of the source of being common to us all and to all living things." Peter is survived by several nephews and nieces in Guernsey and the U.S.A., many Friends around the world and a devoted group of Friends and colleagues in Toronto who cared for him in his illness. In December, 2005, Peter was feted by colleagues and Friends in a dinner at Massey College, University of Toronto. Peter BROCK is remembered for his vast knowledge, ability to listen and empathize, storytelling, concern for his graduate students and for the state of the world. He kept in touch with colleagues and Friends through lunches and correspondence and, shy at times, stayed in charge. A loving man of convictions, his many essays and books (2 of which were published this year) will carry on his work. There will be a private funeral with cremation. A memorial service for Professor BROCK, to be announced later, will take place at the University of Toronto in early fall. It is requested that in lieu of flowers, donations remembering Peter BROCK be made to The Canadian Friends Service Committee, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1C7.

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BROCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-24 published
McARTHUR, William Henry " Harry"
Died peacefully June 18th at Georgetown, in his 98th year. Predeceased a year ago, by his beloved wife, Clara, and previously by his brother Jack, and sisters Jessie, Christine, Jeannette, and Margaret. Lovingly remembered by daughters Mary Lou BROCK (Doug,) and Sue GRANT, grandchildren Steven GRANT, Alison, David, and John Paul (Erin) BROCK, great-granddaughter Madison Belle BROCK, and many nieces and nephews. Harry was born and grew up in the village of Woodville, Ontario, where he went to school with his future life partner, Clara. He played ball and hockey, and remained a fan until the last days of his life. Harry worked for Ontario Hydro for 45 years in many different communities, starting as a lineman, and progressing to the level of area manager. Moving to Peterborough after retirement, Harry and Clara quickly became involved in the community; they enjoyed volunteering for the Red Cross, and Meals on Wheels, and were active members of Trinity United Church. They played bridge, curled, skated, traveled both in Canada and abroad, relaxed at their cottage on Pigeon Lake, and made a lot of Friends with whom they continued to keep in touch. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Harry's life will be held in the chapel at Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough at 2: 00 p.m. on Monday, June 26th, 2006. Dad loved to sing; he was a member of many church choirs and other singing groups during his life. He joined in enthusiastically when there was an opportunity to sing the "old songs" or familiar hymns. We remember fondly car rides with the four of us belting out "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover" or "In the Little Red School-house". He sang for his care-givers at Extendicare, and his strong baritone (still in tune) dominated many singsongs (he knew all the words). To honour him, raise your voice in song - in the shower, on the street, in church - and remember him, a man who lived simply but well, who loved and was loved, who enjoyed life. If you prefer, you may make a donation to the choir of Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough, K9J 7G6, or to some other musical group that you wish to support. Arrangements by the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

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BROCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
SHEAFFE, Sir Roger Hale, 1851 -- Died This Day
British Army officer born in Boston on July 15, 1763
In an act that split his family, some of whom were revolutionaries, he was commissioned in the British Army in 1778, two years after the start of the American War of Independence. After having served in the Napoleonic Wars, he was posted to Upper Canada as second-in-command to General Isaac BROCK. When BROCK was killed during the Battle of Queenston Heights on October 13, 1812, he took over and switched tactics, pushing his troops up the heights from the back. There, they took the Americans by surprise and recaptured the heights. American casualties were 1,000, compared with less than 50 for SHEAFFE's men. He was later made lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. An unpopular leader of troops, he was even less well-liked by civilians after he unsuccessfully defended York against an American raid. While he was strategically correct in saving his small garrison, the townspeople never forgave him and he was recalled.
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BROCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-13 published
BROCK, Isaac, 1812 -- Died This Day
Army officer and colonial administrator born on October 6, 1769, at St. Peter Port, Guernsey
After joining the British Army at 15, he served in Jamaica, in Holland and aboard ship at the Battle of Copenhagen. He enjoyed rapid promotion and in 1802 he was posted to Canada with 49th Foot Regiment. In 1811, he was promoted major-general and named acting lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. With meagre forces at his disposal, he prepared the colony for impending war against U.S. In June of 1812, the U.S. declared war. On August 16, he surprised the enemy by capturing Detroit with a small outnumbered army. On October 13, American forces crossed Niagara River. He sent for reinforcements and led a bold counterattack to drive the invaders back. He was shot in the wrist and then the heart while leading a second charge. His attack allowed reinforcements time to capture the enemy.
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BROCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-26 published
BROCK, Robert Lorne " Bob"
Peacefully at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, on October 22, 2006 in his 75th year. Bob was a devoted father to Brad (Leah) and Bobbie-Lynne and loving grandfather of Taylor Sophia. He is also survived by his sister, Anne, and remembered by his former wife, Julie. Bob had a long and rewarding career in the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation. Cremation has taken place. At Bob's request there was a private family ceremony. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Ontario Lung Association (www.on.lung.ca) or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to Morley Bedford Funeral Services, 159 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1A8 (condolences@morleybedford.ca)

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BROCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
REID, Dorothy (née COOK)
Peacefully at Maplecrest Village on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Brad and his wife Hazel, and Aldeane. Dear grandmother of Kerri BROCK, Noël (Merrilee), Jamie BROCK (Mari), Robin WHALING (John), Melissa and Leann. Cherished great-grandmother of ten. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 3 p.m. If desired, donations to the Gideons Bibles or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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BROCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
KOCIALEK, Kurt
After a lengthy illness, at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, on January 19, 2006, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his wife Else (1990.) He is survived by his wife Alma (née HASTINGS.) Father of Rolf and his wife Jeanie (Orangeville). Step-father of Judy BROCK and her husband Heinz (Waterloo.) Grandpa of Kim and her husband John VINCER (Victoria, British Columbia), Gary and his wife Karen (Orangeville, Ontario), Karin and her husband Dave KENNEDY (Grand Valley, Ontario), Tim and his wife Stephanie (Arnprior, Ontario). Great-grandfather of Scott, Brian, Dylan, Wendy VINCER, and Matthew KOCIALEK. Kurt was a longtime member of the Hansa Choir and the Berliner Skat Club. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. The family invites you to sign Kurt's Book of Condolences at ebituaries.ca

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BROCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-06 published
Murder-suicide rocks neighbourhood
Man kills wife, daughter as 2 others sleep
Heads to in-laws, jumps off balcony
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
An East York man killed his wife and 14-year-old daughter in the family townhouse early yesterday, then jumped to his death from the balcony of his in-laws' ninth-floor apartment nearby.
Homicide detectives said two other daughters, aged 9 and 12, slept through the attack in a townhouse on Wakunda Pl., near Victoria Park Ave. and Eglinton Ave.
Det. Sgt. Peter CALLAGHAN said police were alerted to the slayings when a man called a 911 operator about 3: 30 a.m. and said he'd killed his wife and daughter and was about to kill himself.
The father, identified by Friends as "Kumar" THAYAKUMAR, 40, apparently fled the family home after the attacks, crossed Parma Park and entered the Sunrise Ave. apartment of his wife's parents, from where he could look across to his own home.
CALLAGHAN said the grandparents were roused by the sound of THAYAKUMAR talking on the phone to police. They watched in horror as he dropped the phone, opened the balcony door and hopped over the edge.
"From what I understand from the call takers, he was reasonably calm when he was on the phone with them," CALLAGHAN said.
"He just indicated that he'd killed his wife and his daughter, where we could find them and that he intended to take his own life. He told them specifically that he was trying to kill himself."
Family members told police they were unaware of problems in the couple's relationship.
Officers arrived at both scenes about the same time. In the townhouse they found Malini THAYAKUMAR, 36, who had what CALLAGHAN called "obvious trauma" to her body and 14-year-old Neruuya, who had no outward signs to show how she died. Attempts to revive them were unsuccessful.
Autopsies were expected to take place today.
Outside the Sunrise Ave. apartment, police found THAYAKUMAR's body crumpled in a rear parking area beside garbage containers.
Pritiga THAYAKUMAR, 12, and her 9-year-old sister were led from the townhouse by police so they wouldn't see the carnage inside. They were in the care of relatives last night.
"They were completely unaware of what had taken place in the home," CALLAGHAN said. "They were asleep at the time the officers arrived."
The slayings stunned residents still reeling from a homicide in their neighbourhood on Thanksgiving Day.
Kareme PARKS, 20, was slain on October 9, shot several times in the head beside another apartment building on Sunrise Ave. His family lives in a townhouse that backs onto the THAYAKUMAR unit on Wakunda Pl.
Tianna PARKS, 13, still grieving her brother's death, was also mourning the death of Neruuya, who attended East York Collegiate, but was a grade ahead of her last year at Gordon A. Brown Middle School.
Neruuya wrote in the Grade 8 yearbook earlier this year that she wanted "to go university and become a doctor."
"It's heartbreaking," Tianna said. "She was so young. She never really got to do anything."
She said Neruuya was a good student and a prefect who monitored hall activities at the school. "Whenever the teachers needed a volunteer, she was always there to help," she said.
"I want to leave this neighbourhood as soon as possible because it's really dangerous, it's scary. I just stay inside as much as possible because it's not safe out here."
Friend Andreine BROCK, 13, agreed. "I worry that I might get killed next," she said. "I try to stay inside to be safe."
Neighbour Pratibha TRIPATHI, 48-year-old mother of two, said she was horrified at the deaths just down the walkway.
"It is so scary, so frightening, so sad," she said, holding hands to her face to hide her tears. "You see them every day and then they are just gone, just gone."
CALLAGHAN said he couldn't explain what sparks such deadly domestic disputes. He said such slayings are not "a new phenomenon to this city, to this country or to the community at large.
"This kind of thing goes on all the time… I don't think we ever get used to this."

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BROCKELBANK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-08 published
JULIAN, Willard
Entered into rest, Willard Laverne Julian, passed away in Owen Sound on Monday, February 6, 2006, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the former Edna TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear father of Isabell and her husband Terry FIDDIS of Thornbury. sadly missed by three grandchildren, Andrew and his friend, Amy of Meaford, Aimee and her friend, Brian and April and her friend, Ian, all of Thornbury. Brother of Ora and her husband, Nelson MERRIFIELD and Beatrice BROCKELBANK, also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son, Allen and brothers, Melbourne and Jack. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service and commital will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 11 a.m. Spring interment in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetary. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford United Church, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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BROCKELSCHEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-28 published
BROCKELSCHEN, Valerie Irene (MORPURGO)
Peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 at the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, London, Valerie Irene (MORPURGO) BROCKELSCHEN of London in her 74th year. Beloved wife of William A. Brockelschen. Sadly missed by her parents, loving family, grandchildren and great-grandchild. Cremation. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, December 30th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, Ontario N6B 1S4.

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BROCKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-22 published
HANSON, Gertrude Ada
At Bluewater Health -- Mitton Site, Sarnia, on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, Gertrude Ada HANSON, age 80, of Sarnia, beloved youngest daughter of the late Arthur and Janet HANSON. Dear sister of Evelyn TAILOR/TAYLOR and sister-in-law of Ernest CRUSE both of Winnipeg. Dear aunt of Heather ERICKSON and her husband Wallace of Anola, Manitoba, Janet CRUSE of Petersfield, Manitoba and Susan PROVEN of Minnedosa, Manitoba, William TAILOR/TAYLOR of Winnipeg and Lawrence TAILOR/TAYLOR in Mexico. Great aunt of Morgan PROVEN and Myrna DONALD. Special friend of Wilma MacDONALD of Sarnia. Predeceased by a brother Edward BROCKES, a sister Janet CRUSE and a brother-in-law Douglas TAILOR/TAYLOR. A member of the Telephone Pioneers of Canada, Gertrude was born in Saint Thomas where she began her career with Bell Telephone. During the next 36 years she served with Bell Telephone in Toronto, Windsor, Brantford and Chatham, retiring to Sarnia 23 years ago. She was a member of Saint Paul's United Church and the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Saturday, September 23rd at 9: 00 a.m. with Rev. Deborah ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Interment in Bear Creek Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society or Saint Paul's United Church. Messages of condolence can be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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BROCKETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
BROCKETT, Peggy (SMITH)
The family of the late Peggy BROCKETT, along with her long-time companion Burrell HOOPER, would like to thank the many Friends for the flowers, cards, visits and many charitable donations made on Peggy's behalf. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Strathroy General Hospital for their tender care of Peggy. The compassion shown by London Cremation Services and Evans Funeral Home is deeply appreciated.

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BROCKETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-08 published
MacFARLANE, Myrtle Rose (formerly BROCKETT, née QUAIT)
Peacefully, with family by her side at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on May 6, 2006 Myrtle Rose MacFARLANE (formerly BROCKETT, née QUAIT) in her 73rd year. Predeceased by her husband Alex PATTERSON and daughter Nancy Louise BROCKETT. Dearly loved by her children Douglas Wayne (Bonnie) BROCKETT, Donald William (Marilyn) BROCKETT, Brenda Joyce (Joe) BENNETT, Darlene Victoria MORRISON and fiancé Gregg MASTERS. Beloved grandmother to Nicholas, Ryan, Jennifer, Kimberly, Kathryn, Matthew, Justin and Michael. Great-grandmother to Madison, Ona and Sara. Fondly remembered by her sisters Georgina, Donna, Bernice and Rosie and her brothers John and Ken. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London, from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 with the memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital (Critical Care Unit), London Health Sciences Foundation or Bluewater Health-Mitton Site, Sarnia Ontario would be gratefully appreciated.

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