GRASBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
Mom, son drown in car
Canal relocation delayed by red tape
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
Terror-stricken Cassandra READ screamed into her cellphone and begged a 911 emergency operator for help as her sport utility vehicle drifted and sank into the icy waters of a canal near Bradford north of Toronto Saturday night.
But the 32-year-old Keswick woman and her 4-year-old son drowned before rescuers could find the submerged Toyota 4Runner and pull it to the surface.
"I can't even imagine the terror they would have gone through, totally submerged in water, dark, where you can't see anything," said Acting Sergeant Paul HESHKA of South Simcoe police.
"Especially with a little guy like that, I just can't imagine how awful that would have been."
Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor Frank JONKMAN said town officials have tried unsuccessfully for more than a decade to get approval and funding from senior government levels to shift the canals and create a land buffer between them and the road.
"We've spent over a million dollars on studies and engineering to do this and we're no closer to getting started on it than we were five years ago," he said. "Now we have two people dead."
There have been 19 deaths in the canals in the past 52 years, he said, including a man who drove his car off the road two years ago.
In the latest tragedy, police, fire and other emergency services scoured the inky black scene for traces of READ's car, which drifted about 40 metres downstream before it sank along Canal Rd., about 2 kilometres east of Highway 400, shortly after 7 p.m.
Divers and a small fireboat finally located the sport utility vehicle about 20 minutes later, but it appeared too late to save READ and her son, Taylor GRASBY.
Rescuers worked frantically, however, to resuscitate them. They were rushed to Southlake hospital in Newmarket, but emergency staff was unable to revive them.
Saturday's accident has devastated READ's family and Friends, her mother said yesterday.
"It's just terrible," Brenda READ said outside her daughter's home. "She did such a good job raising Taylor all by herself."
Family Friends said the boy's father died a couple of years ago.
READ said her daughter had spent the day at a flea market in St. Jacobs, just north of Kitchener, and was returning home when the accident happened.
"She phoned me when she got out of Orangeville on Highway 9 and she said the roads were bad," READ recalled.
"I said to her, 'Just put your truck in four-wheel drive and keep your foot off the gas and get off the cellphone so you can concentrate on driving.'
"I said, 'Give me a call when you get home or at least when you get into Keswick to let me know you're okay.'
"I never heard from her again."
Canal Rd. is often used by locals as a shortcut from Keswick and south Bradford to Highway 400 and is busy weekday mornings and evenings with Toronto commuters.
The road was originally built in the 1930s atop a dike separating the canals from the fertile Holland Marsh to service adjacent farms. JONKMAN said it was never designed to handle the heavy traffic it now gets.
Dan VANDER KOOI, 44, has lived across from the crash site for 11 years and has seen other accidents on the road, including one where the car was prevented from entering the water because it hit a tree.
"We're used to the road, so we learn to live with it," he said. "We don't give much thought to how dangerous it is."
Art JANSE, the town's drainage superintendent, said there have been many close calls over the years, including an accident last summer when another woman and child went into the canal in a car.
"But she managed to get out before it sunk," JANSE said.
JONKMAN said Saturday's accident appears to be the result of bad road conditions, which were icy and slushy even though a plow had been through the area earlier in the evening.
"There have been a lot of people gone into the canal," he said.
"A lot of them have gone in on account of their own fault, from drinking or driving too fast.
"This certainly was not the case with this one, I don't believe."
He said the town would press ahead with plans to relocate the canal first proposed in 1993.
"We keep running into obstacles from government ministries," he said.
Shifting the dike would cost about $18 million and put a 20-metre land buffer between the water and the road.
JANSE said it would cost $4.5 million to install guardrails along the road, but called the measure a temporary stopgap because the peat that the road is built atop isn't stable enough to hold the railings in place.
"It's just as cheap to build a new canal as to clean this one out," JANSE said, explaining the canals haven't been dredged since Hurricane Hazel in 1954, when town officials widened the canals, bringing them closer to the road.
"But we got into bureaucracy, after bureaucracy, after bureaucracy," he said.
"Government red tape is costing lives."

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GRASS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-08 published
NEILLY, Helen Madaleen (née WHITE/WHYTE)
At Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 at the age of 81 years, the former Helen WHITE/WHYTE of Paisley. Loving wife of the late Gordon NEILLY. She will be dearly missed by her chosen daughter Bea and her husband Ramon MITCHELL of Paisley, Gramma of Helen and her husband Patrick LEMAY of Cargill. Great-gramma of Jazmine. She is also survived by her nieces Sharon and her husband Jr. GRASS, Norma Lynn and her husband Ron SMITH, and Darlene and her husband Jim O'HANLON and by her neighbours. She is predeceased by her twin sister Evaleen in infancy. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen Street, S., Paisley from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 9th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday at 11.00 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Community Health Services - Canadian Red Cross or the Grey Bruce Humane Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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GRASS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-19 published
HUSBAND, Percy " Pops"
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, November 17th, 2006. Percy "Pops" HUSBAND of Saint Thomas in his 86th year. Beloved husband of June F. (Taylor) HUSBAND (1997) and dearly loved father of Linda and her husband Dan D'OLIVEIRA, Saint Thomas; Terry and his wife Vickie HUSBAND, Saint Thomas; Bob and his wife Shelley HUSBAND, Talbotville; Bill and his wife Anne HUSBAND, Canton, Ohio; Dave HUSBAND and partner Julie MORTON, London; Tom and his wife Robin, Saint Thomas; Kathy and her husband Dan MILROY, Saint Thomas and Steve and his wife Virginia HUSBAND, Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Ken HUSBAND of London. Predeceased by a daughter Karen; by three brothers Jim, Reg and Tom and by two sisters Elsie GRASS and Margaret CHAD. Percy is also lovingly remembered by twenty grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was born in London on February 21st, 1921 to Percy and Bertha (MITHCELL) HUSBAND. He was the owner and operator of Husband Appliances for many years and also worked at Simpson's in London until his retirement. He served during W.W.2, was a member of the Golden "K" Kiwanis, while in business Percy was an avid sponsor of many sports teams and also had one of the largest Sports card collections in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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GRASS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
HUSBAND, Percy " Pops"
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, November 17th, 2006. Percy "Pops" HUSBAND of Saint Thomas in his 86th year. Beloved husband of June F. (TAILOR/TAYLOR) HUSBAND (1997) and dearly loved father of Linda and her husband Dane D'OLIVEIRA, Saint Thomas; Terry and his wife Vickie HUSBAND, Saint Thomas; Bob and his wife Shelley HUSBAND, Talbotville; Bill and his wife Anne HUSBAND, Canton, Ohio; Dave HUSBAND and partner Julie MORTON, London; Tom and his wife Robin, Saint Thomas; Kathy and her husband Dan MILROY, Saint Thomas and Steve and his wife Virginia HUSBAND, Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Ken HUSBAND of London. Predeceased by a daughter Karen; by three brothers Jim, Reg and Tom and by two sisters Elsie GRASS and Margaret CHAD. Percy is also lovingly remembered by twenty grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was born in London on February 5th, 1921 to Percy and Bertha (MITHCELL) HUSBAND. He was the owner and operator of Husband Appliances for many years and also worked at Simpson's in London until his retirement. He served during W.W.2, was a member of the Golden "K" Kiwanis, while in business Percy was an avid sponsor of many sports teams and also had one of the largest Sports card collections in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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GRASS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-15 published
GRASS, Ruliff "Grandpa Toot" (August 10, 1921-March 11, 2006)
On Saturday afternoon, Ruliff passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his beloved wife and companion of 57 years, Katy (COCHRAN) and their three children: David, Robert Everett and Sarah (Jim KISSICK.) Grandpa Toot's love, sincere interest and caring will be greatly missed by his grandchildren: Virginia, Jeffrey, William, Doreyjean, Patrick and Diane. Ruly's qualities of compassion, optimism and humour, as well as his engaging stories will be sadly missed by all those he came in contact with. He leaves behind a multitude of relatives, Friends and memories that made up his life. From his years of growing up in Toronto, going to The University of Toronto, being a tank commander in World War 2, playing for the Argonauts, owning and operating his construction company for 25 years to his years of community involvement in Canmore, Alberta before moving back east to be closer to his family in his final years. In keeping with Ruly's wishes, there will be a private cremation service. A celebration of Ruly's life is planned for late spring and the "network" of caring Friends will provide notice. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice or a donation the The Sunnybrook Foundation - The Janet Grass Fund, would be appreciated. Quit ye like men be strong. St. Andrew's College Motto

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GRASS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-17 published
GRASS, Ruliff "Grandpa Toot" (August 10, 1921-March 11, 2006)
On Saturday afternoon, Ruliff passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his beloved wife and companion of 57 years, Katy (COCHRAN) and their three children: David, Robert Everett and Sarah (Jim KISSICK.) Grandpa Toot's love, sincere interest and caring will be greatly missed by his grandchildren: Virginia, Jeffrey, William, Doreyjean, Patrick and Diane. Ruly's qualities of compassion, optimism and humour, as well as his engaging stories will be sadly missed by all those he came in contact with. He leaves behind a multitude of relatives, Friends and memories that made up his life. From his years of growing up in Toronto, going to The University of Toronto, being a tank commander in World War 2, playing for the Argonauts, owning and operating his construction company for 25 years to his years of community involvement in Canmore Alberta before moving back east to be closer to his family in his final years. In keeping with Ruly's wishes, there will be a private cremation service. A celebration of Ruly's life is planned for late spring and the "network" of caring Friends will provide notice. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice or a donation the The Sunnybrook Foundation - The Janet Grass Fund, would be appreciated. Quit ye like men be strong. St. Andrew's College Motto

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GRASSER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-31 published
DAVENPORT, Evelyn (née GRASSER)
Peacefully at Georgian Heights in Owen Sound on Monday, January 30, 2006. In her 95th year, L. Evelyn DAVENPORT (née GRASSER.) Beloved wife of the late Harold DAVENPORT. Loving mother of Norman and his wife Sheila, and Ruth DICKIESON. Loving grandmother of Gregory, Catharine and Stephen and great grandmother of Terri-Lynn, Holly, Jordan, Joshua, Ryley and Shyla. Predeceased by her brother William and Jack. A private family graveside service has been held at Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GRASSER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-01 published
DAVENPORT, L. Evelyn (née GRASSER)
Peacefully at Georgian Heights in Owen Sound on Monday, January 30, 2006. In her 95th year, L. Evelyn DAVENPORT (née GRASSER.) Beloved wife of the late Harold DAVENPORT. Loving mother of Norman and his wife Sheila, and Ruth DICKIESON. Loving grandmother of Gregory, Catharine and Stephen and great grandmother of Terri-Lynn, Holly, Jordan, Joshua, Ryley and Shyla. Predeceased by her brother William and Jack. A private family graveside service has been held at Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GRASSER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-12 published
BRILL, John Wesley
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Tuesday April 11, 2006. Wes BRILL (World War 2 Veteran) of Southampton in his 81st year. Wes, a lifetime member of the Legion, would have been awarded his 60 year Medal of Service from Southampton Legion Branch #155 this May. Lest we Forget. Beloved husband of Lois BRILL (nee GRASSER) of Southampton. Dear father of Wes and his wife Ev, Wendy and her husband Wayne KOEPKE, Ted and his wife Pat and Tim all of Southampton. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents John Wesley and Isabell BRILL and by 2 sisters, Mary and Thelma. At Wes's request there will no Visitation nor Funeral Service. Cremation. Private Interment of Ashes Tiverton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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GRASSER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-21 published
ALDERSON, Audrey Margaret (SHIACH)
Peacefully on June 13, 2006 at the Toronto East General Intensive Care Unit in her 77th year. Wife of Terry. Mother of James (Kim), Christopher (Kelley) and friend to Denise. Grandmother of Jordan, Jessica, Mariah, Sarah, Kaitlyn and Tyler. Sister of Mary (Bev) GRASSER and sister-in-law of Eileen (Paul) DAYSH. Aunt to Stephen, David, Susan, Mark, Simon and Ian. She was a fighter who, for 62 years, kept her diabetes under control along with her many other medical problems. She will be remembered for her insistence on always trying to do better, especially by the many students at The Atkinson School of Nursing at T.W.H. with whom she came in contact as well as to those for whom she acted as advocate during her tenure at The Canadian Diabetes Association, Toronto Branch. She never forgot the continued support she received from her many medical professionals, most recently Doctor Jeannie CALLUM of The Sunnybrook Cancer Centre, and the family would like to express their thanks for the care and compassion afforded to Audrey by Doctor Marcus KARGEL and the Intensive Care Unit team. The family requests that memorial donations should be made to Glenview Presbyterian Church, Toronto, or a charity of choice. There will always be a place for her at her beloved Kinrara We will cherish the Memories

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GRASSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
TOVELL, Walter Massey, B.A.M.S., PhD.
Peacefully at the Avalon Retirement Centre, Orangeville on December 30, 2005 in his 90th year. Born Toronto June 25, 1916. Eldest grandchild of Susan DENTON and Walter MASSEY. Raised at Dentonia Park, East York. Brother of Freeman, Victoria, British Columbia Harold, New York (deceased), and Vincent, Toronto; Father of Mariane MUIR, Courtenay, British Columbia, and Denton TOVELL, Toronto; Grandfather of Wilson MUIR, Denton MUIR, Robert TOVELL and Janet GRASSI; Great-grandfather of Ryan GRASSI and Elliott MUIR. Predeceased by his wives Anita FAESSLER and Ruth MARSHALL. Walter attended Upper Canada College and was a member of their cricket club and was a life long sports enthusiast. After graduating from the University of Toronto and the California Institute of Technology Dr. TOVELL found careers and interests throughout his life that turned his love of nature, the environment, and history into USAble skills. He was Faculty member at the Department of Geological Sciences at U of T; a pioneer in exploration geology using helicopters; serving the Royal Ontario Museum for 35 years, finally as its Director; member of the Metropolitan Toronto Region Conservation Authority; author of the Guide to the Geology of the Niagara Escarpment; staff of Scarborough College; life member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada; member of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists and Upper Credit Naturalists former Board member of the Niagara Escarpment Commission and Canada Trust's Friends of the Environment; former Director of Coalition On the Niagara Escarpment. Walter was a life long teacher and educator. He was passionate and funny in his lectures and tours. Walter received numerous Government, naturalist, and conservation awards during his lifetime and was considered a leading authority on glacial geology. Since retiring to his schoolhouse in Mono Township and then to the Lord Dufferin Centre in Orangeville, Walter has been a founder, Board Member and supporter of the Dufferin County Museum and Archives and remained a mentor to the staff until weeks before his death. Dr. TOVELL was the donor of art and artifacts to numerous Canadian, Provincial and local museums and galleries. Walter made numerous Friends throughout his life and there are many who will always remember his generosity and loud laughter. Friends will be received at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel 21 First St. Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Saturday January 14th, 2006 from 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. A celebration of Dr. Walter TOVELL's life will be held at the Historic Church at the Dufferin County Museum and Archives (Hwy. 89 and Airport Rd.) on Sunday, January 15th at 2: 00 p.m. Dr. TOVELL wished donations to be made to the Dufferin County Museum and Archives Trust, P.O. Box 120, Rosemont, Ontario L0N 1R0 in lieu of flowers. A tree has been planted in memory of Dr. TOVELL in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10th, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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GRASSICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-17 published
JORRE DE SAINT_JORRE, Maurice André
Maurie JORRE DE SAINT_JORRE was born on April 20, 1956 in Vancouver, British Columbia, died on February 14, 2006 in Wakefield, Quebec and will be missed every day by his wife Susan BROWN and his children Adrian and Ariel. Maurie was predeceased by his parents Maurice and Dorothy and is survived by brother Philip (Lynn), sister Julie SAVARD, nephews Dominic SAVARD, Matthew BROWN, Nicholas JORRE DE SAINT_JORRE, aunts Ariel (Jack) MERNER, Jacqueline BOUCHARD and Elizabeth GRASSICK, cousins including Christie (Penny) SINCLAIRE and in-laws including mother-in-law Elizabeth BROWN. Maurie worked at the Privy Council Office with Canada's most talented and committed public servants and political staff and was so proud to have been allowed the privilege of contributing to the government of Canada. Maurie loved his family, Friends, cooking and entertaining, his garden in Chelsea, Quebec and baseball. Maurie's favourite pastimes were coaching Adrian's baseball team, which he did for many years, and driving all over Quebec from Mont Laurier to Fort Coulonge to Montreal to watch Adrian and Ariel play hockey, soccer and rugby. He had an incisive and irreverent wit, you were lucky not to get caught in the cross fire, counterbalanced by his enormous generosity and hospitality. Maurie was diagnosed with brain cancer in September, 2004, he fought his illness heroically and received outstanding and compassionate care from so many including neurosurgeon Dr. Lieu at Centre Hospitalier des Vallées de l'Outaouais, Gatineau, neurooncologist Dr. Fortin and nurse Marie Boudria at Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, all the palliative care staff at C.H.G.M., Wakefield and home care workers Karen and Ken of Casa Mia, Wakefield. The family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to all of Maurie's Friends and colleagues who visited, sent cards and gifts and supported us throughout Maurie's illness. Friends and colleagues may visit the family at the McGarry Family Reception Centre of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Monday, February 20, 2006 after 12: 30 p.m. until the time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Maurie (Maurice) Jorre de St. Jorre Memorial Fund to support an annual scholarship for a graduate student in public administration at Maurie's alma mater the University of Victoria. Donations can be sent to the Community Foundation of Ottawa, 301-75 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E7 (613) 2361616. Condolences/tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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GRASSO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-19 published
ALDERSON, Frances M. " Fran" (née HAYWARD)
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital, with her family at her side, on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Frances M. (Fran) ALDERSON of Uniondale. Loving mother of Blake ALDERSON and Virginia, Rob ALDERSON and Lynn-Del all of Saint Marys, Brenda ALDERSON and Larry WALLEYN of Windsor and Mary GRASSO and Joe of London. Proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Sadly missed by a dear friend Keith KENNEDY of Uniondale. Dear sister-in-law of Doris HAYWARD of Embro. Predeceased by her parents Arthur HAYWARD and the former Edith MEIKLE and brothers Keith HAYWARD and Bob HAYWARD. At Fran's request cremation has taken place. A private service of celebration will be held at the East Nissouri Union Church with Pastor Richard HRYNIW officiating. In her memory donations to Sleeping Children Around the World would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged by calling the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel at (519) 284-1480.

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GRATIAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
MISKELLY, Margaret H.M.
Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Sunday, January 29, 2006. Daughter of the late William and Helen MISKELLY. Survived by her cousins Helen MADDEVER, Irene BARBOUR, Diane ROULSTON, Gloria GRATIAS, Donald MacLEAN and Jacqueline ALU. Life member of Administrative Management Society, former Fellow of the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada, member of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women, the Toronto Board of Trade, Canadian Club, Leaside Lawn Bowling Club and charter member of Thorncliffe Park United Church (Chapel-in-the-Park). The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), for 1 hour prior to the service, which will be held in the chapel on Thursday, February 2nd at 3 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2Y4.

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GRATTAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
GARRITY, Eileen Ellen (née GRATTAN)
(July 13, 1935-January 2, 2006)
Daughter of Freda GRATTAN, beloved mother of Michael, David, Michele and Colleen, passed away after a valiant battle at Scarborough General Hospital. She will be deeply missed by her five grandchildren, family and Friends. Love is everlasting In our hearts, you'll live eternally, In our minds you will reside, Memories keep you alive For love is everlasting. Now you can rest, your struggle is over, Slumber peacefully for evermore. You have fought so valiantly, Borne the pain with dignity, Now you can rest, your struggle's over.

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GRATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
GRATTON, Clarence Allen
Suddenly, in Blenheim on Friday, April 21st, 2006, Clarence Allen GRATTON of Chatham in his 45th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife Christina Lynn (née BARTLETT) and his mother Shirley Yon (née DODGE.) Loving father of Clarence Jr., Joshua, Jacob, Jason, Candace and Alyssa. Dear brother of Wayne (Carol), Herbert (Michelle), Frank (Susanne), Milton (Tanya), Donna, Marilyn, Brenda (William McCOULLOUGH,) Debra (CLOUTIER/CLOUTHIER) and Faithanne (YON.) Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Kim Lee GRATTON. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Monday, April 24th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. B. COOK officiating. Interment McColl Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the kindness fund would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519-785-0810) -- www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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GRATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-06 published
HEARN, Edward Leroy
At Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, October 5, 2006 Edward Leroy HEARN of Exeter in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Barb (DYSON) HEARN. Dear father of Mary and John BECKER of Dashwood, Bryan HEARN of Calgary, Mark and Lillian HEARN of Crediton and Kari HEARN and Bill GRATTON of Sarnia. Dear grandfather of Jeremy, Jason, Joshua, Jamie and Jenna; Addrinia, Shanyn and Lucas; Edward, Samantha, Shelby and Dyson; Michael; and Julie, Kristopher and Megan. Dear son-in-law of Dorothy DYSON of Burlington. Dear brother-in-law of Heather and Fred SWEENEY of Burlington. Predeceased by son Blair (1998). Ed was employed for 30 years by Hensall Motors/Eric Campbell Ford. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday evening 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 7th at 11 a.m. with Pastor John E. TREMBULAK III officiating. Cremation with inurnment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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GRATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-12 published
McNAB, Beatrice (GRATTON)
Gone to be with the Lord, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Beatrice (GRATTON) McNAB, 95, formerly of Grand Bend. Beloved wife of the late Murray McNAB (1996.) Dear sister of Della GRATTON of Exeter Villa. Predeceased by her parents Curtis and Malvena (ALLEN) GRATTON and brother-in-law Lyman GRATTON. Special aunt to Hubert and Miriam GRATTON, Nancy and Carl HANNIGAN, Philip and Lillian GRATTON and their families. Also remembered by the McNab families of British Columbia. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. the Funeral Service will be held at the Gospel Hall, Grand Bend, Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. Hubert GRATTON officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GRATTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-18 published
ROCK, Thomas Alexander
Peacefully, on April 17, 2006, in his 87th year, loving son of the late Christine and Albert ROCK. Rocky leaves behind to mourn, his loving wife Nina ROCK; daughter Lana GRATTON (ROCK;) brothers Albert and Phillip; sister Christine; several grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren, and many Friends. Friends may visit at the Washington and Johnston Funeral Home, 717 Queen Street East, parking behind funeral home off of Broadview Avenue, 416-465-3577 on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Chapel Service 11: 00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2006. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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GRAVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
GRAVA, Bertha
At Toronto on Friday, March 31, 2006. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Beechwood Cemetery, 7241 Jane Street, Concord, Ontario.

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GRAVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
WALSH, Francis " Frank" Joseph
(42 year member of Lakeshore A.A. Group)
At Humber River Regional Hospital, on April 13, 2006, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Mollean (Molly) McNALTY. Proud and loving father of Mary Ellen (deceased), Donald, Lorraine, Linda and her husband Bob GRAVE, Kevin, Joanne and her husband Tom BRADLEY, Patrick, and Wendy. Dear grandfather of Chad and Sonja, Gwen and Tom, Cheryl-Ann and Henry, Christopher and Melanie, Jennifer and Blair, Stephen and Chandelle, Christopher, Shawn, Amanda, Shane, and great-grandfather of Jasmin, Ethan, and Jada. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. At Frank's request, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to frank.walsh@wardfh.com

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GRAVELAND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-28 published
Blast kills two Canadians
Two soldiers were slain in a suicide attack near Kandahar.
By Bill GRAVELAND, Canadian Press, Tues., November 28, 2006
Kandahar, Afghanistan -- Sgt. Christopher MURDY knows the route all too well.
The 31-year-old reservist from London has been on several missions taking him from Kandahar Airfield to the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province. It's the same route that a convoy was travelling yesterday when it was hit by a suicide car-bomber, killing two Canadian soldiers.
"You never get numb when it's one of your own," MURDY said. "It was a shock, you know? I've been on the road every day. I get used to that but when somebody else gets hit -- it hits you hard."
It was the first deadly strike against the Canadians in six weeks, shattering a period of relative calm that many had hoped would continue.
The two soldiers were in a Bison, an eight-wheeled armoured personnel carrier, when a civilian vehicle drove alongside and detonated explosives. The Bison had left the Kandahar Airfield base just minutes earlier.
The identities of the dead were not officially released but they were both from the Royal Canadian Regiment based in Petawawa.
Regimental Sgt. Maj. Bobby GIROUARD, 46, had been a soldier for 29 years before his latest stint in Afghanistan, said his brother, Peter GIROUARD, from the soldier's hometown Bathurst, N.B.
Peter GIROUARD, 44, said his brother Bobby had been with his family in Petawawa just last week, finishing up a three-week leave. He joined the military right out of high school.
News reports said the other man killed was a chief warrant officer, identifying him as Albert STORM, 36, a former Fort Erie man and father of two.
STORM's older brother, George, said from his home in Kenora he was informed of his brother's death "in the wee hours of the morning," when a colonel knocked on his door.
A news report said GIROUARD had lived in Owen Sound for about five years and was stationed at Land Forces Central Training Centre at Meaford before moving to Petawawa. He was married and had three children.
A number of other soldiers in the vehicle were not injured, military officials said.
Brig.-Gen. Timothy Grant, commander of Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, called the bombing an "act of desperation" by Taliban militants.
Speaking to reporters about his troops, Grant said: "They are a determined lot… Although they have lost good Friends, it will only harden them more to make sure they carry on with the mission and bring it to a successful conclusion."
Pieces of the suicide vehicle were scattered in the area surrounding the attack. The force of the blast killed several camels wandering along the road.
Initial reports indicated an Afghan civilian may have been killed.
Shortly after the bombing, a Black Hawk helicopter landed in the middle of the road and four North Atlantic Treaty Organization soldiers carried one of the Canadian casualties into the chopper.
During the cleanup, Afghan soldiers stood behind mounted machine-guns on the back of trucks, keeping a close eye on anyone approaching the area.
The death toll among Canadian troops in Afghanistan since 2002 now stands at 44, along with one diplomat. Thirty-six have died this year.

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GRAVELLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
McGUGAN, Irene (née LANGS)
A lifelong area resident, passed away at the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, Saint Thomas on Sunday, January 15, 2006, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Basil T. McGUGAN (1983.) Dearly loved mother of Brenda McCLURE and her husband Leonard of Heathrow, Florida, and Roger GRAVELLE and his wife Elizabeth of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Craig WILLIAMS of Florida, Cindy HOLLINGSHEAD and her husband Peter of Aylmer, Sheldon GRAVELLE and his wife Sharyn of Oakville, and Brent GRAVELLE and his wife Raven of Oklahoma. Also survived by a number of great grandchildren. A brother, Wilbert A. "Bill" LANGS died in 1990. Born in Yarmouth Centre, Ontario, October 4, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert "Bert" and Zeda (GLOIN) LANGS. Mrs. McGUGAN was a retired employee of Gorman Rupp Ltd., Saint Thomas and a former employee of Timken Canada. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and interment will be made in the Saint Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue. A public memorial service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday, January 28th at 1 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one's choice will be appreciated.

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GRAVELLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
MILLEN, Patricia " Pat" (née HOGAN)
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus London on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Patricia (Pat) MILLEN (née HOGAN) in her 70th year. Beloved wife of Lorne MILLEN of 48 years. Sister of Margo TUCKER (John) of Victoria, British Columbia and Elaine GRAVELLE of Perth. Pat's family would especially like to thank Rosemary DAVIDSON, Rita VANDEBAUEHKAMP, Dr. KOCHA and Dr. REID all from London Health Sciences Centre. Family will receive Friends from 1 p.m. until the memorial service at 2 p.m. on Thursday March 2, 2006 at Woodland Cemetery Chapel, 493 Springbank Drive, London. Fr. Dan RUSHLOW officiating. Expressions of sympathy and donations (London Regional Cancer Centre) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459.

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GRAVELLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
THORNTON, Wayva Irene (née BROOKS)
Peacefully at Trillium Retirement Home, Norwich on Sunday April 2, 2006, Wayva Irene THORNTON (née BROOKS,) formerly of R.R.#3 Scotland in her 88th year. Beloved wife for 62 years of the late H. Ralph THORNTON (1998.) Dear mother of Joyce and husband Raymond WHEELER of Paris, Marlene and husband Ed MAJERNIK of Norwich, Gail and husband Phil GRAVELLE of Scotland, Dan and wife Connie of Regina, Cheryl and husband Kal WAHTRAS of Lynden, the late Neil (2000) and wife Diane of London, Wallace and wife Nancy of Jarvis, Lynne and husband Tony VAN BERLO of Wilsonville, Patty Anne and husband Chris VAN RAVENSWAY of Burgessville. She will be sadly missed by her 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Survived by sister Marion McKAY of Woodstock, brother Wallace BROOKS and wife Myrtle of Woodstock. Predeceased by brothers Donald and Ronald, sister Wanda, and granddaughter Debbie GRAVELLE. Wayva was a lifetime member of K.T.V. (Kelvin United Church), lifetime member of Kelvin U.C.W., pianist and choir leader for over 40 years. Mom and Dad's door was always open and the coffee pot was always on. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at K.T.V. United Church, Kelvin on Wednesday April 5th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Robert PARR officiating. Interment Kelvin Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to K.T.V., Neurofibromatosis Society or charity of your choice. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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GRAVELLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-21 published
MALOVIC, Rita Catherine (formerly AGAR, née McCANN)
Age 82, formerly of Stratford, and Grand Bend passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor, R.R.#5, Stratford on Wednesday July 19, 2006 Born in Ellice Township, daughter of the late George McCANN and the former Laura McDONNELL. Predeceased by her first husband Harold V. AGAR (1968) and second husband Ivan MALOVIC (2001.) Cherished mother of Harold (Bud) AGAR (Marion,) Stratford, Janice GRAVELLE (Mike), Stratford, and Larry AGAR (Helene) Sarnia. Predeceased by a son, Robert (Verne), also brothers Fergus, Stanley, Leo, Frank, Gerald, Basil, and sister Irene. Also predeceased by brothers-in-law Cecil AGAR, Andy CAMPBELL, Walter CORNISH, Joseph DUNSMORE and sisters-in-law Olive McCANN, Eileen McCANN, Verla CORNISH and Lois CAMPBELL. Survived by sister, Helen DUNSMORE, Stratford. Grandchildren Julie BOEMER (Joe), Jodie AGAR (Robert MITCHELL), Jessica DEWYS (Steve) and Michael AGAR, Kathleen AGAR, Jonathon AGAR. Brad GRAVELLE (Vicki FOSTER), and Carrie GRAVELLE (Mike SEBBEN), Stratford. Lisa AGAR (Wayne CAUDLE), Christine AGAR and Danielle AGAR, Sarnia. Sisters-in-law Lillian SPENDIFF, Lucille McCANN, Doris AGAR, Stratford. Ruby McCANN, Donna McCANN, Sarnia, Brother and sister-in-law Les and Arley LEE, London. She was a special G.G. to several Great-Grandchildren and survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5T7 on Friday July 21st from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. Rev. Fr. Peter KELLER will officiate. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis or Hillside Manor Auxiliary through the funeral home (519) 271-7411.

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GRAVELLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
GRAVELLE, Sandra McHardy
In loving memory of our dear daughter who passed away December 19, We do not stand at your grave and weep
You are not there, you do not sleep
You are a thousand winds that blow
You are the diamond glints on snow
You are the sound of birds in flight
You are the soft stars that shine at night
We do not stand at your grave and cry
You are not there, you did not die.
Always remembered, always loved. Mom and Dad.

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GRAVELLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
McHARDY- GRAVELLE, Sandra
In Loving memory of my dear friend Sandra, who passed away December 19, There is often one special person you meet in life. Sometimes they are part of your family and sometimes you meet them by fate. Sam was my best friend from Elementary School. She shared with others this unconditional love that was in her heart. Sam would help you feel pride in yourself and self esteem. She gave you the feeling that the sky was the limit if you wanted it to be that way. God created a special mold when he created Sam because she was one of a kind, truly unique. A spirit so special you felt her presence through good times and bad. May she rest knowing how special she was and how she touched so many hearts with her smile. Sam will not be forgotten. She was an irreplaceable mother who truly knew the definition of mother, a loving daughter and a true friend never to be forgotten. Sadly missed and never forgotten, your friend Tammi.

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GRAVELLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
GRAVELLE, Patrick Gordon
Peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Saturday, April 1, 2006 in his 79th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Marlene. Pat will be missed by his sister-in-law and friend, Frances (wife of the late Robert James GRAVELLE.) Uncle of Jean-Marie (GRAVELLE) and her husband Jacques J. LABROSSE, Brynn (wife of the late Patrick Joseph GRAVELLE,) Michael GRAVELLE and his wife Vicki and their children Alex, Sam and Zach, James GRAVELLE, Sean GRAVELLE and his wife Marina and their children Tristan and Lauren. Brother-in-law of Rena AUSTEN and her son Grant, Joyce LAING and her sons Blair and his wife Carolyn and family, Craig, Murray and his wife Mary and family, Carol DAVIES and her husband Tom, and their daughters Lisa and Heather. Daughter Karen and granddaughter Sydney and son, William and grandchildren Annalisa and Anthony. 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. on Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at 12 noon from St. Clement Church, 409 Markland Dr., Etobicoke (at Bloor). Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga.

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GRAVES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-21 published
BROWN, Jeff Roy
On Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 in his 34th year. Loving son to Marilyn (Lyn) BROWN and her late husband Roy BROWN. Dear brother of Jim BROWN and his wife Nancy LANG and Debbie and her husband Bob SLADE. Jeff will be fondly remembered by his grandmother Belva (Mrs. Chris GRIMBOLDY). Uncle of Robert and Brandon SLADE, Adam, Matthew and Christine LANG. Jeff was also a great uncle to Mason and Ashton GRAVES. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to the charity of your choice.
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GRAVES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-10 published
ERWIN, Caroline
At London Health Sciences Centre University Campus on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, Caroline ERWIN, of R.R.#1 Putnam, in her 63rd year. Dear sister of George ERWIN and Grant ERWIN both of R.R.#1 Putnam and Frances HODGINS of Toronto. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Irno GRAVES and her sister-in-law Kay ERWIN. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Marilyn MYHRE officiating. Interment Putnam Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GRAVES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-30 published
TARZWELL, John Robert
Born September 26, 1956, passed away May 28, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved spouse to Roberta HADFIELD of Brampton, brother-in-law to Melody ORMEROD, Bev BAKER, Chris and Sandy GRAVES, friend and uncle to many. Visitation Tuesday, May 30 and service Wednesday May 31 at Ward's Funeral Home in Brampton. 52 Main Street South. (905-451-2124) Donations to Crone's Colitis Cancer or "Deiters Love" (The Children's Health Foundation of London) would be greatly appreciated. Feel the wind, feel the sun, hear the music, a kind and gentle man who was loved by many.

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GRAVES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
GRAVES, Evelyn
In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother Evelyn GRAVES, who left us one year ago today, September 21st, 2005.
"You are always in our hearts"
Loved and sadly missed by your family.

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GRAVES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
GRAVES, Evelyn
In loving memory of a niece, cousin and sister, Evelyn, who passed away 1 year ago September 21, 2005.
Thinking of you and in our minds everyday.
Lovingly remembered by Ken and Betty, Brad and John and Beverley and John.

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GRAVES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
GRAVES, Winnifred Lottie (née BLEWETT)
Formerly of Saint Thomas, after a prolonged illness that robbed her of communication, passed away at dawn on November 10, 2006, at the Sunnyside Home in Kitchener, Ontario, in her 85th year. She was the eldest daughter in the Elgin County farming family of the late William and Eva BLEWETT, and the beloved wife of city trainman and musician, the late W. Jack GRAVES of Saint Thomas. She was a nursing graduate of the Saint Thomas Memorial Hospital Class of 1944. Winnie enjoyed the love and admiration of her brothers and sisters and their families, as they celebrated their milestones with brunches in the London-Saint Thomas area. She will be missed by her sisters, Flossie (Ed, dec.) TRIMBLE, Marion (Bill) WHITE/WHYTE and Suzanne MILLIGAN, and her brothers, Jack (Eleanor) BLEWETT: Ted (Barbara) BLEWETT, and George (Joy, dec.) BLEWETT. Winnie's older brother Murray, died as a teenager. Her children, Mary Ann (Keith) LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY, Toronto; Judy Marie GRAVES (Terry STOREY), Edmonton and William Scott (Theresa Fitzgerald) GRAVES, Waterloo, are especially proud of her accomplishments - as a Victorian Order of Nurses professional; as a leader in the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and Lady Trainmen; and as a model of unwavering commitment to community service and education. But their sweetest memories of Mom are her quiet ways of making simple moments joyful- stove-top birthday cakes, silly racing games, music and dancing, camping trips and her unmistakable delight in her grandchildren, Sean LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY, Toronto; Karah LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY, Newmarket; and Carmen and Cleo GRAVES, Waterloo. Don PARDEY will officiate at the funeral service on Saturday, November 18 at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Afterward, family and Friends will be welcomed at a reception at the Community of Christ Church at 105 Fairview Avenue. Visitation will take place at Williams Funeral Home on Thursday, November 16 from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, November 17 from 2-5 and from 6: 30 to 9:00 p.m. At 6:45 p.m. on Friday evening, the Daughters of the Nile will hold a brief service, followed by the Order of the Eastern Star service at 7: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Winnie requested donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association

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GRAVES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-08 published
GRAVES, Marnie (formerly KEEGAN)
Suddenly and unexpectedly at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006, Mrs. Marnie (KEEGAN) GRAVES of London in her 83rd year, went home to be with the Lord. Wife of the late Edward KEEGAN (1965) and the late Bob GRAVES (1983.) Cherished Mom and true friend of Lezlie KEEGAN of Greenwood, Indiana and Mike KEEGAN of London. Dear sister of Vivian LAWLOR of Aylmer, Québec. Precious grandma of Marnie and Jason BUDDO and Lisa and Jeff KEEGAN. Also missed by her special sisters-in-law Sister Beatrice KEEGAN and Ellen LAVERTY and by brother-in-law Frank LAVERTY. Predeceased by her sisters Goldie and Ethel. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, December 9th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation with interment of ashes at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marnie are asked to consider the London Humane Society. Email condolences may be sent to westview@execulink.com

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GRAVES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-30 published
WOGAN, Betty Ann (SCHUR)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday, December 29th, 2006, Betty Ann (SCHUR) WOGAN of London and formerly of Windsor in her 84th year. Beloved wife of George WOGAN. Dear mother of Dianne CORSTON and her husband Tim of London, Larry of Amherstburg and Douglas of Dunnville. Dear sister of Peggy GRAVES of Kelowna, British Columbia. Also loved by her 6 grandchildren, Chris, Shannon, Tara, Cindy, Doug and Kim, and her 8 great-grandchildren. Betty was a local artist and greatly enjoyed the time she spent painting. Cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of Betty's life will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London N6A 3R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GRAVES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-10 published
ROWE, Percy
The well-traveled journalist has taken his final journey. He will be deeply missed by the many people who knew him personally and through his writing. He was connected with many newspapers, the University of Toronto, the Society of American Travel Writers, and other organizations. Born in London, England on January 15, 1922, he began his extensive travels as a navigator for the Royal Air Force, training in Canada and flying into France and Germany. Journalist for the Winnipeg Tribune, he became Assistant Managing Editor and Travel Editor for the Toronto Telegram and Sun. His first article was published in 1947; his final one is in the current issue of "Good Times" Magazine. He published seven books and was working on a novel at the time of his death. He was husband to the late Muriel ROWE, father of Peter, Heather, Lesley, Jonathon, and Wayne, father-in-law to Carolyn ROWE, Wayne BENNETT and Tracey GRAVES, and honored grandfather of Sarah, Rory, Sean, Colin, Keri, Ashley, Brianna, Tristin and Ethan. He is also survived by his brothers and sister Bill, Vic and Sylvia ROWE. He died from the complications of cancer at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga, on March 7, 2006. At his behest, he will be cremated. A celebration of his life will be held later this month. Donations to "Out of the Cold", where he was a volunteer, would be appreciated.

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GRAVES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-05 published
HOWORTH, Michael Joseph
Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario, surrounded by the love of his family, on November 4, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on March 14, 1942, in Toronto, Ontario, to John and Dorothy HOWORTH, he was the youngest of nine children. A man of many talents: executive, university professor, athlete, intellectual and great friend to many. Left with rich memories are loving spouse Patti McGLONE, sons John Cassidy (wife Ruth) and Matthew (wife Nada), sisters Rosemary, Adelyn GRAVES (Ottawa) and Louise COGGINS, and grandchildren Jessica, Lauren, Carter and Emma. While attending the University of Toronto, Michael began working with the Toronto Catholic Children's Aid Society, a job which proved to be the beginning of a career devoted to helping others. Upon completion of graduate studies at the University of Toronto, Michael spent years as a university professor, followed by roles as National Executive Director of each of Big Brothers of Canada, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada, and, for the past 12 years, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. A leader by nature, Michael was known for his keen intellect and strong work ethic, but he was also a good listener with a big, infectious laugh and vibrant sense of humour. A 'Fine Christian Gentleman'. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses of the palliative care unit of Northumberland Hills Hospital for their kind and dedicated care. Friends may call at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) on Tuesday, November 7th, from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Toronto, on Wednesday, November 8 at 10: 30 a.m., followed by a reception at the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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GRAVES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-13 published
GRAVES, Winnifred Lottie (née BLEWITT)
Formerly of Saint Thomas, after a prolonged illness that robbed her of communication, passed away at dawn on November 10, 2006, at the Sunnyside Home in Kitchener, Ontario, in her 85th year. She was the eldest daughter in the Elgin County farming family of the late William and Eva BLEWITT, and the beloved wife of city trainman and musician, the late W. Jack GRAVES of Saint Thomas. She was a nursing graduate of the Saint Thomas Memorial Hospital Class of 1944. Winnie enjoyed the love and admiration of her brothers and sisters and their families, as they celebrated their milestones with brunches in the London - Saint Thomas area. She will be missed by her sisters Flossie (Ed, deceased) TRIMBLE, Marion (Bill) WHITE/WHYTE and Suzanne MILLIGAN, and her brothers, Jack (Eleanor) BLEWITT: Ted (Barbara) BLEWITT, and George (Joy, deceased) BLEWITT. Winnie's older brother Murray died as a teenager. Her children, Mary Ann (Keith) LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY, Toronto; Judy Marie GRAVES, Edmonton and William Scott (Theresa FITZGERALD) GRAVES, Waterloo, are especially proud of her accomplishments - as a Victorian Order of Nurses professional; as a leader in the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and Lady Trainmen; and as a model of unwavering commitment to community service and education. But their sweetest memories of Mom are her quiet ways of making simple moments joyful - stove-top birthday cakes, silly racing games, music and dancing, camping trips and her unmistakable delight in her grandchildren, Sean LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY, Toronto; Karah LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY, Newmarket; and Carmen and Cleo GRAVES, Waterloo. Don PARDEY will officiate at the funeral service on Saturday, November 18 at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Afterward, family and Friends will be welcomed at a reception at the Community of Christ Church at 105 Fairview Avenue. Visitation will take place at Williams Funeral Home on Thursday, November 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, November 17 from 2 to 5 and from 6: 30 to 9 p.m. At 6:45 p.m. on Friday evening the Daughters of the Nile will hold a brief service, followed by the Order of the Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Winnie requested donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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GRAVES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
MORRISON, Ethelreda (HUTTON)
Entered into rest peacefully, at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on Thursday, January 19, 2006. Ethelreda HUTTON, in her 81st year, was the beloved wife of Stewart MORRISON for 56 years. Loving mother of Shirley and her husband Murray MacALPINE of Wasaga Beach, Jane and her husband Vernon AVERY of Little Britain, Marlene and her husband Ken NICHOLLS of Lindsay, and Heather and her husband Wayne COCKBURN of Lindsay. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Robert and Amy MacALPINE, Pierre and Melanie DUBOIS, Stewart MacALPINE and Debra DOUCETTE, Emily and Warren GRAVES, Matthew and Sara AVERY, Rachael, Jacquelyn and Catherine NICHOLLS, Natalie COCKBURN, and by her great-grandchildren Deanna and Ella Rose MacALPINE, Adeline DUBOIS and Ethan GRAVES. Dear sister of Doris and her husband Cleve LEBAR of Lindsay and Shirley O'DETTE of Peterborough, and predeceased by her sisters Marjorie VROOMAN, Leona MARK and brothers James and John HUTTON. Friends are invited to call at the Stoddart Funeral Home, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (toll free 1-877-427-8434), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, January 23 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church from 12: 00 noon until time of Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment McNeil Cemetery, Wick. Memorial donations to "Legacy of Care" in memory of Ethelreda MORRISON would be appreciated by the family, please make cheques payable to Stoddart Funeral Home.

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