ROSENDALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-02 published
DEVINE, Ian Robinson
After a hard fought battle, with his loving, devoted wife and best friend Anne of 48 years by his side, peacefully passed away at this home May 30th, 2006 at 72 years young. Uncle of Sandra and Allan SCOTT; Maureen and John POST and Stephen John McDONALD. Brother-in-law of Dennis and the late Sheila ROSENDALE; Bruce and the late Susan McDONALD. Ian will be remembered by his business associates for his guidance, fairness and ability to make all feel important and at ease. By his many Friends across North America and Europe for his Scottish wit, his teasing smile and his ability to entertain all on the keyboard. At his request cremation has taken place. A memorable tribute to celebrate Ian's life will be held at a later date. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Research Society.

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ROSENOW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
KUSPIRA, Kim " Catharine"
At London Health Sciences Centre -- University Hospital on Monday November 27th, 2006 Kim (Catharine) KUSPIRA of London in her 68th year. Dear mother of Sarah Catharine CAMPBELL of London Christopher Maitland KUSPIRA and his wife Maria LEZON of Ottawa and Jennifer Jill KUSPIRA and her partner Darren ROSENOW of London. Predeceased by her son-in-law Shane Douglas CAMPBELL and her sister Ruth Margaret MAITLAND. Loving grandmother of Nicolas Christopher Kuspira LEZON and Manuela Maitland Kuspira LEZON. Also remembered by her dear friend Pat JOHNSTON of Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday December 1st, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6E 2R6. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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ROSENSTRAUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-08 published
PLATT, William " Bill" Joseph Nathaniel Archibald
(September 2, 1949-October 29, 2006)
Loving husband of Jennifer Anne PLATT (née SMITH.) Loving brother of Diane PYEFINCH (Bob) of Langley, British Columbia; Richard PLATT (Rita) of Gloucester, Ontario; the Courrier brothers: Randy (Kathy) of Mission, B.C.; Dwight COURRIER (Julie) of Gloucester, Ontario; and George "Gig" (Francine) of Brinston (South Mountain), Ontario. Loving brother-in-law of Anthony Eric SMITH (Kim and sons: Eric, Aaron and Joshua;) Janice Dorothy ROSENSTRAUS (Maury and son Nathan:) Gregory George SMITH (Danielle VIAU) all of Nepean, Ontario. Bill has left behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews: Dianne and Bob PYEFINCH's family: Robbie PYEFINCH of Langley, British Columbia, Jamie PYEFINCH (Shonnette and baby Samuel and baby "x") of Vernon, British Columbia, Susan BEATTIE (Tom with Emily and Devan) of Langley, British Columbia, Richard and Rita PLATT's family: Melanie (Courtney) and Alison of Ottawa, Ontario, Wayne BERGER (Caren with baby Aiden and baby "x") of Broomfield, Co. and Jeff BERGER (Stacey) of Edmonton, Alberta, Randy and Kathy COURRIER's family: Christie CAPUSTINSKY (Steve with baby Hannah) of Ottawa, Ont, Shawn COURRIER with daughter, Madison; Langley SMITH (Andrew with baby Tydus of Mission, B.C.) Dwight COURRIER's family: Jason COURRIER of Gloucester, Ontario, Gig and Francine COURRIER's family: Aimee and baby Leah, and cousins in the PLATT and TANNER families. Cremation has already taken place on November 1, 2006 in Toronto. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at the Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, November 11, 2006 from 1 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ROSENTHAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-21 published
McGILL, John Williamson (March 17, 1932-October 10, 2006)
John Williamson McGILL, died peacefully in his sleep on October 10th 2006 in his 75th year in Beaconsfield, England. Eternally in love with his wife Cydney with whom he savoured life, laughter and fine food and wine. Steadfast and adoring father to his daughters, Jennifer (Cedric CANU,) Colleen (James ROSENTHAL) and Sandra McGILL, whom he raised with his first wife Terrie McGILL. Loving step-father to Campbell (Catherine), Raymond (Caroline) and Neill (Gina) RITCHIE. Adored as 'Archie' to his grandchildren Alexa and Keira McGILL, Jamieson, Caroline, Colin, Brennon, Lilly, and Carolina RITCHIE. He was delighted to be welcoming his two new grandchildren to the world next spring. A loving brother, uncle, cousin and loyal friend, John was loved by many. Born in Westmount to Air Vice Marshall Frank McGILL and Margaret WILLIAMSON, he was a Montrealer through and through, and maintained his roots in Montreal despite his retirement to the United Kingdom. He attended Trinity College School and graduated from McGill University with a degree in Commerce, where he was a celebrated member of the football team. He attained his advanced business education at Institut pour l'étude des méthodes de direction de l'entreprise in Lausannes, Switzerland precursor to Institute for Management Development as well as Harvard Business School. He was a man defined by his passions. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1951 to 1954. His love of aviation drew him to a career at Canadair, Trans Canada Airlines, as the first president of Air Jamaica in 1969 and he spent over 20 years of his career with Air Canada, culminating in his final position a s executive vice president. He completed the last 10 years of his career as Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Liquid Air but he never lost his passion for aviation. He was a pillar of the English community in Montreal. His benevolence is exemplified by 25 years of service to the Montreal General Hospital, where he sought to create of a medical centre of excellence. He lived life to the fullest applying the same enthusiasm to fly fishing, entertaining family and Friends with open arms, travelling the globe and always having adventures. He left an imprint on every life that he touched, a mentor to many whom he took under his wing. He lived his life with integrity and honour, and treated all people in his life with profound kindness and consideration. According to John's wishes, a private family service will be held. A reception to celebrate his life will be held for family and Friends. Invitations will follow. John is survived by his sister Isabel CAMERON and his cousin Barbara WHITLEY. He was predeceased by his sister Nancy (Hector) SUTHERLAND. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the John W. McGill Memorial Fund c/o The Montreal General Hospital Foundation. 1650 Cedar Ave., Montreal Quebec H3G 1A4. 'He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.' Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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ROSENTHAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-14 published
LIPSON, Samuel Joseph
On November 12, 2006 at Mount Sinai Hospital, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Irene Honey LIPSON, who predeceased him in 1996. Sam is survived by daughters, Gail ZIGELSTEIN and Judy GELLER (Howard ROSENTHAL) and by his son Jeffrey LIPSON (Beverley HERSHORAN- LIPSON.) Dear grandfather of David, Trevor (Maria AMATI,) and Lani ZIGELSTEIN (Michael DAVIDSON,) and Kevin STONE; Tyson and Joshua (Orly TANENTZAP- GELLER); Jordana, Alexandra (Richard PELL) and Ashley LIPSON. Proud great-grandfather to Cole, Rachel and Julia ZIGELSTEIN and Jonah PELL. Sam was born on August 15, 1911 to the late Joseph and Bessie LIPSON in Montreal, where he grew up with his late brothers Hyman and Joseph and his late sisters Faye MILLER and Sandy EMAS. In 1938 he moved to Toronto, where he married and entered into the men's clothing business, building a chain of stores called Coward Clothes Shops. Well respected in retail circles for his entrepreneurial skills, he branched out co-founding Sentry Department Stores in 1961 which later acquired G.E.M. Department Stores, one of the original public discount centres in Ontario. As a member of the Holy Blossom Temple and supporter of Baycrest and Mount Sinai Hospital, Sam was actively involved in his community. A member of the Primrose Club and the Maple Downs Golf and Country Club, he enjoyed a busy social life, both in Toronto and in Florida, full of travel, theatre, golf, bridge and entertaining. He made new Friends readily and was known for his generosity, caring and sense of humour. Sam's passing leaves a huge void for those who knew and loved him. Sam wanted to give a special thanks to all of the staff at Hazelton Place who cared for him so well. If desired, donations can be made to the Irene and Samuel Lipson Fund at Baycrest, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2E1, or to a charity of your choice. A service will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 2 o'clock in Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, followed by a remembrance and celebration of his life at 7 Tanbark Crescent.

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ROSEVEAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-30 published
HAYCOCK, Lloyd
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, January 28, 2006, Lloyd HAYCOCK, of Ingersoll, in his 88th year. Husband of the late Bertha (Bunnie) HAYCOCK (2002.) Dear father of Mary Anne and her husband George BEATTIE of Ingersoll, David HAYCOCK of Ingersoll, Janice BALOG of Brantford and Richard HAYCOCK and his wife Pauline of Ottawa. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by infant son Murray (1947). Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Bernie ROSEVEAR officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to Canadian National Institute for the Blind or Muscular Dystrophy would be appreciated.

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ROSEVEAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-22 published
CAMPBELL, Alice Mary (née WEBB)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, June 21, 2006, Alice Mary CAMPBELL (née WEBB) of Ingersoll and formerly of Woodstock in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles CAMPBELL (1987.) Mother of the late Robert NEWMAN (2006.) Grandmother of Katherine NEWMAN and great grandmother of four great grandchildren. Dear sister of Frank WEBB of Woodstock. Also predeceased by two sisters and three brothers. Loving aunt of Frank PARSONS (Kathleen) of Norwich, Betty MANDRYK (Olie) of Tillsonburg, Terry PARSONS (Kathleen) of Ingersoll, Dolly GILCHRIST of Woodstock and many more nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, June 24, 2006 from 1: 00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a funeral service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Bernard ROSEVEAR officiating. Private interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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ROSIERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
DES ROSIERS, Judi
In loving memory of a dear wife, loving mother and amazing Nana, Judi DES ROSIERS, who left us too early 10 years ago, February Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints in our hearts, and We are never, ever the same.
You are in our hearts always.
Husband Roger; children Paula and Ted, Duane and Liz. And a guardian Angel to grandchildren Jessilyn, Joel, Quinn, Lauren and Taryn.

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ROSKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-20 published
GOULD, Lila Kathleen
At Grey Bruce Health Services-Markdale, Wednesday January 18th, 2006, Lila Kathleen GOULD of Markdale. Beloved wife of Ross GOULD, cherished mother of Reg of Markdale, Debbie IRWIN (Phil) of Georgetown and San GOULD (Frank ROSKE) of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Michael and Colin IRWIN. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Dorothy and Aldeen. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Friday 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 12: 30 to 2:00 p.m. were a funeral service will be held Saturday January 21st, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated.
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ROSMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
FRIEDLICH, Lewis
In his 106th year, and 80th year of marriage, left us peacefully in his sleep at Baycrest Hospital on October 2, 2006. The patriarch of the Friedlich family survived the first and second world wars and nazi persecution with most of his family in Hungary, escaped from the communist regime and started a new life from scratch in Canada with his wife and two sons. He leaves behind a legacy of a large family of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a great humanitarian, who no matter how short of funds always wanted to help the less fortunate. Family had always been the focus of his life to pave the way for the next generation at often great personal sacrifices. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Aurelia. He was a loving father to Steven FRIEDLICH, Georgine FRIEDLICH- ROSMAN, Claire FRIEDLICH- MARKUS and Doctor Tom FRIEDLICH (deceased) and cherished his grandchildren Joey and Linda FRIEDLICH; Marty and Janice FRIEDLICH; Michele and Stuart POLLOCK Diane BETEL; Ruthie and Chad BAYNE and Monica and Michael COHEN. He was a devoted great-grandfather to Jessica, Joshua, Justin, Jaclyn and Tommy FRIEDLICH; Michael, Jordan and Hannah BETEL; Matthew and Sarah POLLOCK and Will COHEN. Lewis also leaves behind his sister Sara KAVENSTOCK and her family in Israel; the Kepecs/Fixler families in Hungary and the Sardi family in Budapest and is predeceased by his brother Tibor FRIEDLICH (Mauthausen) and his sisters Iren SZABOVSZKI and Aranka BAN. Services were held at Beth Tzedec Synagogue on Tuesday October 3 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva at 355 St. Clair Avenue West, Apt. 605, afternoons only. If desired, donations may be made to the Lewis Friedlich Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324. Thank you for the loving care to all the staff at Baycrest giving quality to his last days.

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ROSNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-04 published
LEVINE, Freda (formerly FINKELSTEIN, née ROSNER)
(4 January 1904-3 July 2006)
Dedicated daughter of Priscilla and Samuel ROSNER, loving sister of Saidye BRONFMAN, O.B.E., Leah Monica AMDUR and Frances GROSSMAN, devoted wife of Doctor Manly FINKELSTEIN (1898-1949) and Moe LEVINE (1903-1978). She will be especially missed by her immediate family, Tom FINKELSTEIN and his wife Pamela MADALENA of Comox, British Columbia, Sue and Bernie PUCKER of Boston, Massachusetts, Roselle ABRAMOWITZ of Stowe, Vermont and Harvey LEVINE and his partner Louise Trudel of Montreal. She adored and was adored by her grandchildren: Cara FINKELSTEIN, Marcie and Bill SCUDDER, Joseph and Melanie ABRAMOWITZ, Naomi and Michael COHEN, Michael and Gigi PUCKER, Ken and Leslie PUCKER, Jon and Marcie PUCKER. Her great grandchildren were a great source of joy and focus for her. Daniel, Jeremy and Elana SCUDDER, Allison EDEN and Isaac ABRAMOWITZ, Loren and Adam COHEN, Abby Maggie and Jessica PUCKER, Oliver PUCKER and Hannah and Isabella PUCKER will miss having her in their lives - always remembering their birthdays and their special desires. She was a devoted aunt and great aunt to Edgar BRONFMAN, Charles BRONFMAN, Phyllis LAMBERT, Barbara BRONFMAN and Jean DEGUNZBURG who often traveled from France to visit with her; Jeff GROSSMAN and Nancy GIDWITZ, Cynthia GROSSMAN and Nancy GROSSMAN. Freda was loved and honoured by the entire Levine family as represented by Michael and Donna LEVINE of Toronto, Allan and Suzie LEVINE of Israel, Ruth and Arthur PENN of Boston. So many around the world counted Freda as a friend and many others adopted her as family because she cared so much about the well-being of so many. The family is eternally grateful to her assistant, Marie-Claire Freeme DE WALLENS and her loving and attentive caregivers for their attention and support. May she find peace in her passing as she did joy in her living. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal on Tuesday, July 4th at 2: 00 p.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva at 4300 de Maisonneuve St. W. #328, Westmount, Québec through Thursday evening, shiva daily from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Freda can be remembered with support for Birthright Israel Foundation in Canada, (416) 398-7785 Ext.: 2, in the U.S. - (212) 457-0040.

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ROSNIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
MacDONALD, Brian (October 1944-January 2006)
It is with profound sadness and broken hearts, after a long and hard fought battle, that we inform you of Brian's passing while surrounded by his family and Friends, at home on Saturday, January 14, 2006. Brian was the guiding light and soul mate to his wife Lynda, proud father of Heidi, Kirsten and Craig, and loving Papa to Zachary, Derick and Riley. One terrific big brother to Janet and Denise and a loving, caring brother-in-law to Brian CAIN and Larry DEVANE. He will be sadly missed by his nieces Krista ROSNIK, Angela CAIN and Shannon, Heather and Sandra DEVANE. Brian's laughter and his wonderful sense of humour will live forever in our hearts. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) for visitation on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. "Love you forever"

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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-22 published
DUCKET, Frederick William
Frederick William DUCKET was born December 10, 1929 at his parents family farm near Eugenia. He was raised on the farm with his five sisters.
After schooling in Eugenia and marriage to Audrey PENNER they purchased their first farm near the water towers at the top of the valley. Later, they moved to the farm at the corner of County Roads 13 and 4. It was there that they raised their three children Ruth, Debbie and John and later the family grew with the grandchildren Katherine, Kyle, Jeremy, Jessica, Justin, Jason and Ryan.
Over the years Fred not only farmed but was employed by the Kimberley Co-op as a cream truck driver. He also was a councilor for the Township of Artemesia in the early 1970's. After retirement from the farm in 1983 he moved into the village of Eugenia and continued his interests in attending auction sales and euchre card parties.
Although Audrey moved to Markdale Fred continued to live in Eugenia until taking up residence at Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury due to failing Health. He passed away on Sunday, November 12, He is survived by his children Ruth (Dave) TEETER, Debbie (Jason) GRAY/GREY, John (Bernadette) DUCKETT, his seven grandchildren and sisters Leone BETTS, Mabel (Carman) SEWELL, Selenia HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Shirley WARD and the late Gladys ROSS.
Funeral Services were held at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Wednesday, November 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Donna MANN from the Eugenia United Church officiated. After the interment at Salem Cemetery near the 8th Line a lunch was served. by the members of the Eugenia United Church.
Pallbearers were Dale COLLINS, Bruce DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Brent HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Dave TEETER, Jason GRAY/GREY and Rob FAWCETT.
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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-04 published
MINARD, Edward " Ed"
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Sunday, January 1, 2006, Ed MINARD, Orangeville, in his 64th year, beloved husband of Sue (ROSS) MINARD. Loving father of Brent, Craig and his fiance Tonya. Dear brother of Irene LAYCOX, Isabel VALOTAIRE, Ruby WHITE/WHYTE, Kaye HOTTEN and Wilma BARRETT. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Wednesday afternoon 2 to 4 p.m. and evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 5 at 2 p.m. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundations of Ontario, Dufferin Chapter, 204 21 Surrey St. W., Guelph N1H 3R3 or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-01 published
PINN, Hilda Louise (formerly THEDE, née SHEARS)
Died peacefully at Woodhaven Residence, Markham, Ontario, in her 87th year. Wife of the late Harry PINN, and the late Clarence THEDE. Born in Owen Sound, daughter of the late Thomas and Isabella SHEARS. Beloved mother of Joan (James FAULKNER,) Peterboro, Terry THEDE (Carolyn,) Markham. Loved grandmother of Linda and Peter SULLIVAN, Alleta and Trevor NEEVALL, Susan and Kevin ROSS, Judy and Jason THEDE. Great-grandmother of Alexandra and Danielle SULLIVAN and Courtney and Justin ROSS. Sister of Jean (APPLETON) and Douglas SHEARS, Barrie. Predeceased by four brothers and four sisters. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date at Rosemont Cemetery, Peterboro, Ontario.

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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-16 published
SAMELLS, Gordon McDonald
At the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ontario, on March 14th, 2006. Gordon SAMELLS, of Minden, in his 83rd year, retired from Ministry of Natural Resources. Gordon was predeceased by his loving wife, Doreen Hattie BARRY and by his parents, Bert and Helen (McDONALD) SAMELLS. Gordon is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Karen and her husband, Len ROSS, of North Bay and by his son, Barry and his wife, Valorie, of Washago. He will be greatly missed by his two grandchildren, Joanne and David ROSS. Gordon will also be fondly remembered by his sisters, Betty and her husband, Kenneth SCOTT, of Owen Sound and Gwen and her husband, Gerald DEFOREST, of Bracebridge. A funeral service will be held at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home, in Minden, on Friday, March 17th, at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment.
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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-17 published
HUNT, Reta (née COOPER)
At her residence in Thornbury on Thursday, June 15, 2006 in her 100th year. Daughter of the late Edward and Lavina (EAGLES) COOPER. Reta was predeceased by her beloved husbands Norman HUNT in 1968 and George HUNT in 1999. Loved mother of Jim HUNT and his wife Mary of Guelph. Sadly missed Grandma of David HUNT (Judy McADAM) Jennifer (John) WABISZCZEWICZ; Jonathan (Aimee) HUNT; and Joanne (Erik) VELDMAN. Devoted Great-Grandma of Emma and Andrew HUNT Karen and Daniel WABISZCZEWICZ; Emily and Simon HUNT and Ryan, Monika, and Heather VELDMAN. Also remembered by step-children Sharon ROSS of London; Bonnie HUNT of Nepean and Bill HUNT and his wife Pat of Ravenswood and by their children Curtis ROSS Kimberley SIMS; Andrew HUNT, Tricia (Ryan DEWARS) and Steven HUNT and great-grandchildren Jake and Megan DEWARS and David SIMS. Predeceased by her brothers George, Clifton, Jim, Lloyd, Dolson and Carol COOPER and remembered as a dear aunt by their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Sunday from 2: 00 until 4: 00 p.m. and from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Whately Rebekah Lodge No. 231 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6: 45. Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Jim NEALE, will be conducted at Thornbury First Baptist Church on Monday June 19 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery to follow. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Thornbury First Baptist Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-28 published
BROWN, Pearl Mary (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Tuesday, December 26th, 2006. Pearl Mary BROWN (née TAILOR/TAYLOR) of Owen Sound, at the age of 83. Dearly beloved wife of the late Leo BROWN. Loving mother of Barbara (Ron) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, of Dundas, Eric BROWN, of Stoney Creek and Brenda (Garth) HEIN, of Shallow Lake. Proud grandmother of Ryan, Jordan and Gabriella BROWN; Jason (Sonia), Todd (Brandie) and Shannon STEWARD/STEWART/STUART; Sara, Krista and Leanne HEIN and great-grandmother of Isley and Dakota STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Pearl was the oldest of seven girls and she is survived by her three sisters, Betty TAILOR/TAYLOR, of Ottawa, Joyce O'CONNOR, of Toronto, and Peggy (George) EPWORTH, of Guelph. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Dorothy TAILOR/TAYLOR; her sisters, Doris TAILOR/TAYLOR, Mary MORAVEK and Barbara ROSS. A very special thank you to Dr. H. HUFF and all the staff at John Joseph Place for all their loving care and compassion. We know Nanny loved you all and you will never be forgotten. A graveside service for Pearl BROWN will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington, Ontario at a later date. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Salvation Army as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492).

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
ROSS, J. Lorne
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Thursday January 5/2006 J. Lorne ROSS of Saint Marys and formerly of Fullarton Twp. age 81 yrs. Beloved husband of the former Ethel MacDOUGALD. Loving father of Bob ROSS and wife Nancy, Jim ROSS and wife Mary all of Fullarton Twp., Marion READY and husband Bob of Downie Twp. and Joanne ROSS of Baden. Proud grandfather of Brent, Kim and husband Jeff, Kara, Jennifer, Mark, Matt, Laurel and husband Jamy and Mike and a great grand_son Brett. Dear brother of Howard ROSS and wife Jean of Saint Marys. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Mary ROSS, sisters Laureen RUSTON and husband Ben and Mrytle BAILEY and husband Charlie. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.. The funeral will be held at the Saint Marys Presbyterian Church (147 Widder St. E.) on Saturday, Jan.7, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Reverend John FRASER officiating. Spring interment will be Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. In his memory donations to Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
WALKER, William " Will"
Peacefully at home in South Caradoc on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006, William "Will" WALKER, in his 20th year. Beloved son of Richard "Mick" and Anne WALKER of South Caradoc. Loving brother of Diane (Niko) HTÈNAS of London, Richard (Semone) WALKER of London, Rebecca WALKER and John TURVEY of Woodstock, Melissa WALKER and Jerid LECLAIR of Guelph, and Robert WALKER. Dear uncle of Amanda and Colin ROSS of London. Remembered by grandparents Wally and Norma WALKER of Strathroy. Also remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Will be sadly missed by fellow students of Conestoga College (Doon Campus), Kitchener and Strathroy District Collegiate Institute. Will was a long-time member of the Mt. Brydges Scouts Canada. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Sunday, January 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service and committal to follow on Monday, from the Funeral Home, commencing at 11 a.m. Frances DOWN officiating. Donations to the Children's Health Foundation (Children's Hospital of Western Ontario), would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
BOSHART, Lewis
Peacefully, at Stratford General Hospital, on Thursday, January 5, 2006, Lewis BOSHART, went to be with his Lord, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Mildred Pearl (KIPFER/KUEPFER) BOSHART (2003.) Dear father of Barbara JANTZI/YANTZI, of Wellesley and friend Carl BUSCHERT, of Elmira, John and Marilyn BOSHART, of Waterloo, Judy and Harold KENDRICK, of London, Paul and Anne BOSHART of R.R.#1 Gadshill, Eleanor and Rick WILSON of Brampton and Debbie BOSHART and friend Sue ROSS, of Stratford. Loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his father John BOSHART and step-mother Sarah (NAFZIGER) BOSHART, one son-in-law Ralph JANTZI/YANTZI, one brother Enos BOSHART and his wife Selina and one brother-in-law Elgin KIPFER/KUEPFER and his wife Shirley. Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. Zurich, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be conducted on Monday, January 9, 2006 at 2 p.m. in Zurich Mennonite Church, Pastor Phil WAGLER officiating. Interment Zurich Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon's International, 100 Huntley Street or the Zurich Mennonite Church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Lewis BOSHART.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
BEEVOR, Minetta E. " Min" (WISE)
Formerly of Toronto, passed away at the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, Saint Thomas on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late William S. BEEVOR (1980.) Dearly loved mother of Barbara JONES and her husband Harry of Union. Cherished grandmother of Douglas E. JONES and his wife Cathy ROSS of Calgary, Alberta, David A. JONES and his wife Joanne of Saint Thomas, Beverly STAFFORD of Saint Thomas, Deborah JONES of Dubai, U.A.E., and Alison JONES- REID and her husband Andy REID of Horseshoe Valley. Also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Jordan, Brady, Riley, Cassie and Austin. She was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Born in Walthamstow, England, February 2, 1906, the daughter of the late Francis and Matilda WISE. In keeping with Mrs. BEEVOR's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Cremation has taken place. A family service to follow. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
GENTTNER, Jean (ROSS)
Peacefully at Marian Villa, London, Jean GENTTNER (ROSS) passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. Beloved wife of Lloyd for over 61 years. Dear and devoted mother of Dave and Bill (Bette-Jane). Lovingly remembered by her sisters, Margaret LESAUVAGE and Mary KRUEGER, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister, Kathleen AWCOCK; and her brothers, George, Bill and Robert ROSS. For many years, Jean was a member of the Tuesday Live-Y'ers and the London Garden Club, and a faithful member of St. George's Presbyterian Church. Her pies and cakes were out of this world, and her garden a show place. A family service was held at the Our Lady of Hope Chapel of Mt. Hope Centre for Long Term Care with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Special Thanks to Rev. Keith McKEE, Chaplain Katherine DAVIS, Dr. L. BRUBACHER, and the caring and loving staff and volunteers at Mount Hope whose kindnesses will always be remembered. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home, 451-9350. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
ROSS, Hellena Mary (October 1, 1911-January 15, 2005)
The sky is blue and high above
The moon is new and so is love
Mom, we miss you so much, Love, Janet, Michael, Diana, Ron, Michele, Deutsch, Krissy, Paul.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-23 published
KIERNAN, Kenneth
Suddenly at his home, on Saturday, January 21st, 2006, Kenneth KIERNAN of Komoka in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the late Barbara KIERNAN (1990.) Dearly loved father of Debbie (Ed) EAGEN of Florida, Sue (Hayden) GREGORY of Komoka, Wayne (Dianne) KIERNAN of Harrietsville, Kevin KIERNAN of Komoka. Dear friend of Beverly PERIA, caregiver. Sadly missed by grandchildren Jeremy, Barbie, Christopher, Rachel and Jeffery. Dear brother-in-law of Don ELLIS and Murray KYLE. Loved by sisters Lynn ROSS, Joyce (Harold) TINNING and Gail (Jack) EICHER. Predeceased by sister Jeannette KYLE. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Elliott-Maddill Komoka Chapel, 22568 Komoka Road, Komoka on Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service to follow on Wednesday from the Chapel, commencing at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Susan EAGLE officiating. Interment Woodhull Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated at expressions of sympathy. Elliott Madill Komoka Chapel 519-473-1100.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
Game cited in racing death
By Tara BRAUTIGAM, Canadian Press, Thurs., January 26, 2006
Toronto -- The fantasy world of video game street racing may have influenced two teenage boys accused of piloting real-life luxury cars in a high-speed contest that claimed the life of a taxi driver, police said yesterday.
A copy of Need for Speed, a game that allows players to select high-end cars and race them through crowded urban areas, was found on the front seat of one of the suspect's cars following the late-night crash.
"Here we have, in real life, two guys driving high-end cars at a high rate of speed in an urban area," said Toronto police Det. Paul LOBSINGER.
"I don't think it's a giant leap for people to say, 'Wow, how does this go together?' "
The 18-year-old Friends were racing a pair of Mercedes Benzes through one of the city's wealthiest neighbourhoods Tuesday night, reaching speeds of 140 kilometres an hour in a 50-kilometre zone, police allege.
The taxi was hit while making a left turn onto the road, killing 46-year-old driver Tahir KHAN.
The married father of two young children immigrated to Canada six years ago from Pakistan, said Jim BELL, general manager of Diamond Taxicab Association.
"He was working to… reunite his family in Canada, and lived the Canadian dream," Bell said. "Tahir's dream for him and his family has been ended."
The force of the crash left the taxi wrapped around a utility pole, plumes of steam still rolling off the wreckage as investigators sifted through the twisted metal.
Despite finding an auto-racing game at the scene of the crime, LOBSINGER stressed the game wasn't solely to blame.
"Look, in the proper perspective… if everyone imitated a video game such as that, we'd have to ban cars," he said.
The driver of the Mercedes involved in the crash suffered a few scratches. The other driver fled the scene, police said.
Alexander RYAZANOV and Wang-Piao ROSS are charged with criminal negligence causing death. ROSS also faces a charge of failing to stop after an accident causing death.
RYAZANOV and ROSS appeared in court yesterday with their bail hearings rescheduled to tomorrow and Monday, respectively.
The incident is the latest in what some say is a growing problem of street racing all across Canada.
The increase in street racing incidents led the former Liberal government to introduce legislation requiring judges to revoke the driver's licence of anyone convicted of street racing.
The bill failed to pass into law before the government fell in November.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-30 published
BRIGGS, Mary Margaret (née ROSS)
Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, January 28, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Norman BRIGGS. Dear sister of the late Earnest ROSS. Mary will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East for funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Ontario Lung Association or the Ontario Diabetic Association gratefully acknowledged. Memorial Funeral Home in care of the arrangements 452-3770

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-02 published
ROSS, Jenny Mary (OKONSKI)
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Jenny Mary (OKONSKI) beloved wife of the late Robert ROSS (1978.) Loving mother of Ken ROSS and Laurie, Rob ROSS and Sandi, Peter ROSS and Cathie, Bill ROSS and Kim. Gramms to Amanda, Jordan, Andrew, Alex, Nolan ROSS and Todd BYERLEY and Krissy. Great Gramms to Cole and Jack BYERLEY. Predeceased by brother Walter OKONSKI. Friends will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetic Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-10 published
ROSS, Donovan Howard
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, February 9th, 2006, Mr. Donovan Howard ROSS, of London, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Margaret (née PACE) ROSS and the late Anne (née SEDORE) ROSS. Adopted son of the late William and Frances ROSS. Best friend of Paul and wife Frances GRECH. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Friday, February 10th from 2-4 p.m. Service from the chapel on Saturday at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to Parkwood Hospital would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
ROSS, Ronald G.
After a long and courageous battle, at Woodstock General Hospital on Thursday February 9, 2006, Ronald G. ROSS of Fairview Cres., Woodstock in his 62nd year. Beloved husband and best friend of Pat C. ROSS (née COAD.) Proud father of Kathy LAMERS and her husband Jeff of Vienna and loved grandfather of Grace. Dear brother of Ken ROSS of Victoria, British Columbia, Margaret ROTHEMBURG and husband Paul of Thunder Bay and Joseph ROSS and his wife Val of Woodstock. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many wonderful Friends. Predeceased by his parents Helen ROSS (1990) and Elmer ROSS (2000) and his sister-in-law Jean ROSS (2000.) Ron worked for the P.U.C., Woodstock for 35 years before before retiring in 2002. He was an active member in the Standard Bread Horses and an avid sportsman. Ron was also a longtime member of Old St. Paul's Anglican Church, the Craigowan Golf and Country Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #55, Woodstock. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment later in the Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
MICKLE, William " Bill" Laird
Of Exeter and formerly of Hensall, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Stratford General Hospital in his 76th year. Husband and dear friend of Frances (TAILOR/TAYLOR) MICKLE. Father and father-in-law of Pam and David O'BRIEN of Blenheim, Judith and Randy POLLOCK of Saint John, New Brunswick, and John MICKLE of London. Grandfather of Michael, Steven, Daniel, Andrew and David. son of the late Laird and Dorothy MICKLE of Hensall. Missed by sisters and brothers Betty MacMILLAN of Waterloo, Charles MICKLE of Hamilton, Bob and Lynne MICKLE of Ayr, and Ann and Bud COLLINS of Waterloo, sisters-in-law Marg ROBERTSON of Cambridge and Isabel McMULLEN of North Bay, brother-in-law Bill WALKER of London and several nephews and nieces. Bill was active and enjoyed being President of the Hensall Kinsmen Club, Deputy Governor, Governor and National Director of the Kinsmen Association. Served as Director of the Ontario Egg Producers Marketing Board and the Canadian Egg Marketing Association. Bill was also the Vice-President of the Canadian Egg Producers Council. Served as Deputy Chief with the Hensall Fire Department for fifteen years. Bill was Councillor for the Town of Exeter for two years and for fifteen years served as the Reeve of Exeter and Councillor on Huron County Council. During that time he was Chair of the Ontario Small Urban Municipalities and President of the Association of Municipalities for Ontario. Bill enjoyed choir singing, curling, lawn bowling, golfing, fishing and a good story. He loved a good joke. He thanks his family and his many Friends for his wonderful life. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at Exeter United Church, 42 James Street, Exeter on Tuesday, February 21st at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul ROSS officiating. Cremation has taken place with interment in Exeter Cemetery to follow. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or the Exeter United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-10 published
ROSS, Evelyn
In memory of our cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Evelyn ROSS, who passed away three years ago today, March 10, Mothers teach us to love, to see beauty, to take our place in the world and bloom there. We continue to learn from you and everyday strive to continue your legacy.
You are never more than a thought away
Quietly remembered every day
To live in the hearts you left behind is not to die.
Miss you and love you, Beth and Paul, Susan, Sandi and Darrell and families.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-10 published
SHAPTON, M. Bruce
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Thursday, March 9, 2006 M. Bruce SHAPTON of R.R.#1 Exeter in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Dolores (McDONALD) (ALLISON) SHAPTON. Dear father of Dianne E. SHAPTON and friend Douglas CONKLIN of Maynard, Sandra and Steve Murley of Owen Sound, Wayne and Dianne SHAPTON of R.R.#1 Exeter, Janet and John LANSDELL of Thamesford and Bevan and Joan SHAPTON of Exeter. Dear grandfather of Matthew SHAPTON; Sabrina, Ryan and Crystal MURLEY; Amy, Daniel, Lana and Janelle SHAPTON Amanda, Kate, Nicole and Shelby LANSDELL; and Brendan and Tanner SHAPTON. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert and Audrey SHAPTON of Woodstock, Margaret ANDRUSKI of Regina, Betty HODGINS of McGregor and Barbara WINEGARDEN of London. Predeceased by his parents Earl (1964) and Hilda (1986). Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Exeter United Church, 42 James Street, Exeter on Saturday, March 11th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul ROSS officiating. Donations to Exeter United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-20 published
NEWELL, Jean Eleanor (née SPARLING) (1902-2006)
Jean Eleanor, daughter of the late Elizabeth (MILLS) and Robert SPARLING, died peacefully at Malton Village Long Term Care Centre, Mississauga, Ontario on March 17, 2006 in her 105th year. Jean was predeceased by her dearly loved husband, Harold Robert NEWELL in 1985. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Ivan STINSON and wife Margaret, Guelph, Ontario; Hélène ROBILLARD, Ottawa, Ontario; Nancy ROSS, Windsor, Ontario; and her three step-children, Mary Ann FRIES, London, Ontario; Robert NEWELL and wife Audrey, Morpeth, Ontario; Norah ROWS and husband Donald, Komoka, Ontario. Fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Roberta SLATER, London, Ontario and predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. A private memorial service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario followed by interment in Watford Cemetery, Watford, Ontario. For those who desire to make expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca (Logan Funeral Home, (519) 433-6181) A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean Newell.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-20 published
YOUNG. Lawrence " Laurie" A.M.
At London Health Sciences Centre (Westminster Campus), on Saturday, March 18, 2006. Lawrence "Laurie" A.M. YOUNG of Woodstock in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Bonnie L. YOUNG (née McHARDY) for over 45 years. Dear father of Sherry DELLER and her friend Norm RHAME of Woodstock, Karen ROSS and her husband Jim of Embro, Christine SWICK and her husband Steve and Patti COLE and her husband Rob, all of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Stephen DELLER (Pam HLEMBIZKY,) Jayne and Julie DELLER, Tiffany and Evan SWICK, Travis ROSS and Jessica and Allyson COLE. Dear brother of Sandra HIGHLEY and her husband Al of Burgessville. Predeceased by his parents Arthur (1983) and Verna (1982) YOUNG. Laurie served locally with the R.C.R. as a young man, later he joined the The Emergency Measures Organization which led to his involvement with the O.P.P. Auxiliary for over 30 years of service. Laurie was also a tool and die maker with Fisher Controls for over 40 years and his retirement spent time at Tigercat, Woodstock, Transdrive, Woodstock and drove school bus locally. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004) on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. Interment later in the Presbyterian Cemetery. Contributions to the Critical Care Trauma Centre of London Health Sciences or the Woodstock General Hospital Intensive Care Unit would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-31 published
ROSS, Kenneth James " Jim"
Suddenly, in London, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, Mr. Kenneth James (Jim) ROSS passed away in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Mary ROSS. Father and dear friend of Marian ROSS and Ronald ROSS. Jim was a veteran, he served as a bombardier in the Royal Canadian Air Force (World War 2). At Jim's request, there will be no viewing or funeral service. Memorial Funeral Home in care of arrangements 452-3770.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
FISHER, Thomas Bennett " Ben"
Of Exeter passed away quietly at home with his family by his side on Sunday, April 2, 2006, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband for 46 years of Marie (JOHNS) FISHER. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Randy and Janice FISHER of Talbotville, Cindy (FISHER) COUSINEAU of Lucan and Jerry COUSINEAU of Lucan. Cherished grandfather of Thomas, Adam and Meredith FISHER; and Ryan, Graham, Marc and Chloe COUSINEAU. Dear brother of Belva (late Harold) ROWE and Iva (late Bob) BLAIR both of Exeter, Ferrol (late Amos) WARWICK of Port Huron, Michigan, the late Glenn (Mary FISHER of Exeter,) the late Wallace (Bud) (Marilyn DENSTEDT of London,) and the late infant brother Bob. Beloved brother-in-law of Jean (late Norman) JOHNS of Saint Marys, Gordon and Evelyn JOHNS of Woodham, Marj and Howard HODGE of Exeter, and Kay (late Ford) STARK of Saint Marys. Uncle Bennie will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Born January 16, 1934, son of the late Clark and late Ella (BAKER) FISHER. Ben was retired from the trucking industry and in his earlier career worked for the railroad. Ben was recording secretary of the Exeter Oddfellows Lodge #67, a member of Exeter United Church, and he enjoyed playing golf, watching his grand_sons play hockey, and having breakfast with the gang. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Cremation with interment at Exeter Cemetery. Donations to Exeter United Church, the Canadian Cancer Society, or Saint Elizabeth Health Care would be appreciated by the family. There will be an Oddfellows Service at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
ROSS, Georgina Catherine
At St. Joseph's Health Care -- Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario on Saturday, April 22, 2006 Georgina Catherine ROSS in her 59th year. Daughter of the late Andrew and Nora ROSS. Sister of Alexander (Ruth) of Thunder Bay, John of North Middlesex and Douglas (Lori) of Strathroy. Also survived by nephews, aunts and cousins. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Beechwood) on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Larry AMIRO officiating. In remembrance, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig entrusted with arrangements. A tree will be planted in memory of Georgina Catherine ROSS.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-01 published
WISBY, Lucy Albertina (née SIMONATO)
A resident of Wallaceburg, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 27, 2006 in her 83rd year. Lucy was a 58 year member of the Catholic Women's League and daughter of the late Giovanni and Mary (CELLOTO) SIMONATO. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd WISBY. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Enrico (Rick) and Carolyn WISBY, Ruth and Ivan BILODEAU, Michael and Antoniette, Mary-Lou and David ROSS, Nancy BELL and Robert WISBY. Dear grandmother of Ryan, Jeff, Brent, Matthew, Samantha, Jonathan, Christopher and Natasha. Great-Grandmother of Jayden. Sister of the late Enrico SIMONATO. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Parish Prayers will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church on Tuesday, May 2 at 11 a.m. Visiting will be held at the church in the hour prior. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Arthritis Society may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231. Online condolences may be left at lucy.wisby@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-04 published
PHELPS, Edward Charles Howard
Suddenly on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006, Edward Charles Howard PHELPS of London in his 67th year. Dear brother of Jim PHELPS and his wife Sharon of Lindsay; David PHELPS and his wife Ellie of London Don PHELPS and his wife Sally of Vancouver, British Columbia and Margaret FENWICK and her husband Paul of Sechelt, British Columbia. Also lovingly remembered by his 13 nieces and nephews and his great-nieces and great-nephew. Ed will also be missed by Peter ADAM/ADAMS and Elias SSAINTICE as well as many Friends and colleagues. Friends will be received by the famiy from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, May 6th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Doctor Douglas H. ROSS of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Blackwell Cemetery, Blackwell, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Historical Society, 137 Davis Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 1A2 (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-09 published
MICKLE, Glenn M.
At Cawthra Gardens, Mississauga on Sunday, May 7, 2006 Glenn M. MICKLE formerly of Exeter in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Helen (CLARKE) MICKLE (2000.) Dear father and father-in-law of Robert and Linda MICKLE of Mississauga and Elizabeth and Rick BARKER of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Matthew and Aaron; and Alan and Taryn. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by sister Mildred TOLBERT and her husband Jim. Mr. MICKLE taught math and phys-ed at South Huron District High School. Cremation. A public graveside service will be held at Exeter Cemetery on Saturday, May 13th at 11: 30 a.m. with Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, Exeter (235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-09 published
VEENSTRA, Joost
Peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital on Monday, May 8, 2006, Joost VEENSTRA of R.R.#5, Clinton in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Hilda (DE BOER) VEENSTRA. Loving father of Greta and Aart DE VOS of R.R.#4, Wingham; Bonnie and Jack ROSS of R.R.#1, Bluevale Joe VEENSTRA and Debbie CAMPBELL of R.R.#4, Clinton; Arthur and May VEENSTRA of R.R.#4, Clinton and Wilma VEENSTRA of R.R.#5, Clinton. Loved and sadly missed by eight grandchildren Greg and Jade DE VOS, Allen DE VOS, Nicole and Chris CASEMORE, Angela and Scott McPHERSON, Austin, Lateesha, Dylan and Savannah VEENSTRA and by four great grandchildren. Dear brother of Betty and Jack LEYSTRA of Wyoming, Rinske and Jochum VAN DER MEULEN and Hans and Witske VEENSTRA all of The Netherlands. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Clinton Chapel on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Clinton Christian Reformed Church on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Jack QUARTEL officiating. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital or to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-15 published
ROSS, Shaunna Marie
Of London passed away on Thursday May 11, 2006 at the age of 27 years. Shaunna was a daughter of Peter and Ann Marie ROSS of London. Common-law wife of John PROUSE and loving mother of Brandon ROSS. Sister of David ROSS and companion Rebecca TENNANT. Granddaughter of Gus and Doris LALONDE and William and Betty ROSS all of Wallaceburg. Also survived by many aunts and uncles. At the family's request there will be a private committal service, at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, Ontario. As an everlasting memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Shaunna ROSS.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-19 published
ROSS, Gordon O.
At Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 Gordon O. ROSS of London in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Pearl A. (STEPHENSON) ROSS. Dear father of David G. ROSS and his wife Lynne and Dianne PEAKE and her husband John all of London. Dear brother of Les ROSS in California. Dear brother-in-law of Roy and Verna STEPHENSON of Huntsville; and Lucille and Jim DONNELLY and Blake and Fran STEPHENSON all of London. Also loved by his grandchildren Shayne PEAKE, Lori and Chad FOWLER, Christopher ROSS and Tammy, Michael and Monika ROSS, and Melissa and Chris RENNIE and his great-grandchildren Gabrielle, Tyler, Olivia and Emma. The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Dad's special Friends Charles PAGE and Jake DE BOER, Doctor D.V. CAVANAUGH, nurses and staff at Parkwood Hospital and Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK for all their kindnesses to Dad. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Sunday, May 21st at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1. Mr. ROSS was a life member of Saint_John's Lodge No. 20 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-20 published
ROSS, Clarence " Jack"
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday May 18th, 2006, Mr. Clarence "Jack" ROSS of Grand Bend, in his 65th year. Predeceased by his wives Vera C. ROSS (née MADZIA) and Marion ROSS (née REDMOND.) Loving father of Rick MADZIA, Ron MADZIA, Susan MADZIA, Carol HICKSON (née MADZIA,) Lee-Ann REDMOND, and Christine DANCE (nee REDMOND.) Predeceased by his son Darren REDMOND. Jack will be sadly missed by his 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Also survived by his sisters Dorothy DEVINE, Mildred BAIRD, Maralyn THORN and Joan MALLARD, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (434-9141) on Monday, May 22nd from 11 a.m. until 12: 30 p.m. Service from the chapel on Monday at 12: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
TAGGART, Burbank Thomas " Tom"
At Parkwood Hospital on Saturday, May 20, 2006 Burbank Thomas "Tom" TAGGART (C.D.,) in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (SAWYER) TAGGART. Dear father of Diane BUCKLEY and Wilf ROSS of London. Dear grandfather of Ken BUCKLEY of Dorchester and Mary PEPPER of London. Dear brother of Frank (Amy) and Grove (Sharon) of British Columbia. Predeceased by brothers Jerry, Al, Les, Mickey, and Bill. Fondly remembered by special Friends Bob and Debbie VAILLANCOURT, extended family Mike and Shirlene ROSS and their children, and long-time friend Chuck COOPER. Tom will be remembered by all who knew him for his exceptional talent at scroll saw woodworking and his generosity of spirit. He was a proud veteran of the Second World War, serving his country in the Canadian Army Royal Canadian Corps of Signals from 1939-1946 (England, France, Germany and Italy), and from 1949-1969 (Canada, England, Northern, Central and Western Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East). The family wish to express their thanks to the Palliative Care Team at Parkwood Hospital for their care and compassion during Dad's final journey. Respecting his wishes, there will be no service, but a celebration of Tom's life will be held at a later date. Further information may be obtained by calling the family. Cremation with internment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood would be greatly appreciated. Forest City Cremation Service, 675-0772.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-25 published
MARION, Peter John
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, with his wife by his side, on Saturday May 20, 2006. Peter John MARION, of London, in his 80th year. Husband of Violet (ROSS) and the late Virginia (nee CHASE.) Father of Bob, Don, Mike (Connie,) Mark, Nancy Cox, Susan, and step-father of Ron (Barb) ROSS. Grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of Madleine VALLEE, Lucille MARION and Pierrette (Marcel) FRIGON. Predeceased by 2 sons Paul and Bill, sister Claire KENNEDY and brother Jim. A Memorial Service will be held at Parkwood Hospital, Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 801 Commissioners Rd. E. (Please use parking lot #3), on Saturday May 27, 2006, at 11: 30 a.m. with Father Pat BYRNE officiating. Interment of ashes at a later date in Goderich. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459, or online at www.londoncremation.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-31 published
SWANN, Gordon Wilfred (1923-2006)
Devoted husband of Florence (née BOLDUC.) Loving father of Pamela (Bill) STEVENSON of Bayfield and Robert (Star) SWANN of Ottawa. Loving grandfather of Jillian (Kevin) BENDER of Clinton, Lezlie ROSS of London, Angela SWANN, Jason SWANN and Jonathan SWANN all of Ottawa. Great-grandfather of Alexie, Sydney and Kelsey BENDER and Brook and Brett GREEN. Gordon was a World War 2 veteran, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross from King George VI. Retired 35 year employee and former Vice-President of 3M Canada. A private family burial will be on June 1, 2006. Family and Friends are invited to Saint Paul's Anglican Church, 49 Ontario Street, Clinton on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. to celebrate Gordon's life. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer's Society of Huron would be greatly appreciated. Our thanks to the staff of Huronview Nursing Home in Clinton and to Doctor SALTER, Medical Director of Huronview (Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., P.O. Box 47, Clinton, Ontario 519-482-9521.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-31 published
WHITING, Derik
In Loving Memory of Derik WHITING, age 24, of Grand Bend, who suddenly left us, Monday, May 29, 2006. Loving son to Wendy and Ben SITEK of Petrolia, Larry and Marlena WHITING of Grand Bend. Outstanding brother to Cory SITEK and Bobi-Jo (WHITING) VAN MEENEN and her late husband Chad VAN MEENEN. Special friend to Amy JEFFREY. Predeceased by grandfather Stanley WHITING. Precious grand_son to Ev and John McALLISTER, Harvey and Esther HILLMAN, Jack KOPSTEIN, Ed and Tillie SITEK and Louise DIFEDE and her late husband Gilbert. He will always be the best uncle to Zack and Ryder. Awesome nephew to Mel and Nancy, Ruth and Paul, Barb and Lorne, Linda and Dennis, Faye and Dwight, Neil and Susan, Dale and Bonnie, Anthony, Debbie and Mark, Lynda and Randy, Ben and Elly, Alice and Ron and Rich. Missed by all his loving cousins and many Friends. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday commencing at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.; where the funeral service will be held Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Grand Bend Baseball Project, Bluewater Health, C.E.E. site, Petrolia or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-08 published
MORROW, John Wesley
Suddenly at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, John Wesley MORROW of West Lorne and formerly of Wallacetown and Dutton in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Grace MORROW. Special Papa of Kathryn, Jessica, Shane and Candice. Brother of Marie and Ross JONES and the late Bill MORROW and Ann ROSS. Sadly missed by Wayne and Marjorie ROSS. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, 762-2416 entrusted with arrangements.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-10 published
MORROW, John Wesley
Suddenly at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Tuesday June 6, 2006 John Wesley MORROW of West Lorne and formerly of Wallacetown and Dutton in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Grace MORROW. Step father of Karen and Brian of Wallacetown, Dave and Patti of London. Special Papa of Kathryn, Jessica, Shane and Candice. Brother of Marie and Ross JONES and the late Bill MORROW and Ann ROSS. Sadly missed by Wayne and Marjorie ROSS. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton 762-2416 entrusted with arrangements.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-14 published
WEBER, Ralph Edward
Peacefully, with his family at his side, at Exeter Villa, on Monday, June 12, 2006, Ralph Edward WEBER, age 85, formerly of Twin Willow farm, R.R.#3, Dashwood. Beloved husband of the late Mary (MacGREGOR) WEBER (1997.) Loved father of Diane and Bill CARSON of Saint_Joseph Shores, Bill and Ginger WEBER of Huron Woods. Loving grandpa to his six grandchildren, Marshall EAGLESON and Suzanne, Marianne EAGLESON, Rob and Suzanne EAGLESON; Julie WEBER and Andrew, Jacob WEBER and Amy, Janna-Lynn WEBER and Sean and extended grandchildren Barb and Jeff LOUCKS and daughter Dakota and Jean CARSON. Great-grandpa of Kassidy and Hunter EAGLESON. A very special friend of Jean PALMER of Exeter. Dear brother of Edith CARR of Saint_Jacobs and Ruth WEBER of Red Deer, Alberta. Dear brother-in-law of Margaret EAGLESON and Millie STEEPER. Loved by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by sisters Thelma WEBER, Gladys SCHADE, brothers Walter and Keith WEBER. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday commencing at 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.; where the funeral service will be held Friday, June 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Alex McGILVERY and Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Calvary United Church Cemetery, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations to Calvary United Church Cemetery, Exeter Villa or charity of choice would be appreciated. Ralph was a former deputy-reeve of Stephen Township and served on Huron County Council. He was a former active member of Calvary United Church and Cemetery Board. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-17 published
PEARSON, Vernon Lamont
Age 76, of Stratford passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, he was a son of the late Vernon Lamont and Irene (CROWE) PEARSON. Vernon was in the funeral service profession for over 46 years, the last 33 years with Heinbuck Funeral Home in Stratford until retiring in 1994. He was an avid gardener and reader and in his prime, enjoyed the outdoors, biking and camping. He will be remembered for his steadfast love for his wife and family. Beloved husband for over 55 years of Helen (GILLAN) PEARSON. Dear father of Judith Dawn PEARSON of Goose Bay, Labrador, Brian Craig PEARSON and wife Cathy of Stratford and Laura Christine PEARSON of London. Dear grandfather of Amber, Tonya, Rachelle, Dhana and Jorah. Also survived by sister-in-law Betty ROSS of Brantford and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one sister Elizabeth (Betty) EAVES and her husband Norman and a brother-in-law Ian ROSS. Visitation was held at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford on Friday where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. Cremation will follow with interment in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford Hospital Foundation, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Perth County Branch or a charity of one's choice through the funeral home. (519) 271-5062

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-01 published
HIGGINS, Edwin H.
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Friday, June 30th, 2006 Edwin H. HIGGINS of London in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Flora (CHISHOLM) HIGGINS. Dear father of Peter HIGGINS and his wife Carol of Cambridge; Nina LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and her husband Ted of London; Margaret MOORE and her husband Ted of Dorchester; Andrew HIGGINS of British Columbia; Roger HIGGINS of London; James HIGGINS and his wife Fran of Dryden Laurene FLEMING/FLEMMING and her husband John of Calgary; Jennifer SHEVCHENKO and her husband Terry of London; Jeffrey HIGGINS and his wife Sherry Lynn of London and Sally JIBB and her husband Philip of New Sarum. Predeceased by his twin brother Gordon. Also loved by his 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Ed was an employee of London Life Insurance Company for 44 years. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Mount Hope and Natasha for their wonderful care of Ed. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, July 3rd, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Doctor Douglas H. ROSS of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 George Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3A1 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorge.on.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-07 published
ROSS, Mary
A beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away July 5, We Remember Your love of family
Your kindness Your love of gardening
Your sense of humour
Your ability to listen and give good advise
Your patience, tolerance and laughter
We miss you so much, Mom and sons Dan and Matt

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-07 published
ROSS, Mary
July 7th, 2005
In memory of my special friend Mary.
I miss our talks, your good advice, and especially our laughs.
Forever in my heart, Cheryl.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-07 published
ROSS, Mary
Who passed away one year ago, July 7, 2005,
Missing you every day, the loss no less today, than yesterday
Missing our laughter, our silliness, sharing anything and everything.
Best Friends Always, Leslie

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-13 published
HOPPER, Lorne E.
Formerly of R.R.#7 Thamesville, passed away at Riverview Gardens, Chatham, on Wednesday July 12, 2006 at the age of 85. Born in Camden Township, son of the late Goldie and Ethel May SMITH) HOPPER. Beloved husband of the late Violet (PRATT) HOPPER (2001.) Loving father of Larry and Grete HOPPER of London, Gerald and Carol HOPPER of Ridgetown, Ronald and Jane HOPPER of Thamesville, Wilfred and June HOPPER of Cambridge, Linda and Gerry BAETSEN of Merlin, Sandra and Dennis CARNEGIE of Thamesville, Marilyn CARTIER and companion Tim of Chatham. Loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Florence STREVEL, Erie ROSS (Bill), Clair (Marg) HOPPER, Harry and Glen HOPPER, Lynn (Marg) HOPPER. Predeceased by an infant daughter, 3 grandchildren and a sister Grace OULDS. The HOPPER family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Friday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday July 15, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Sherman Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Alzheimer Society or Charity of ones choice. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. "A Tree will be planted in memory of Lorne HOPPER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-21 published
CAMERON, William Earl
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in his London home on Thursday, July 20, 2006, in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Mary Ann (née ROSS) of 49 years. Loving father of Dawn, Ronald, Denise (Harry), Robert (Nicky) and Dana (Nick). Also survived by 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and sister Madeline (Larry). Predeceased by one grand_son. William lived a fulfilling life including being a C.A.W. Ford retiree. He will be deeply missed by all family and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment of cremation at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorialfuneral.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
ROSS, Bonnie
In loving memory of Bonnie who passed away one year ago today, July 22, 2005.
I treasure the memories I have of You
Gone are the days we used to share
But in my heart your always there
To me you were very very special
What more is there to say
Expect to wish with all my heart
That you were here today.
Your Friends Shirley and Jerry Steele.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
ROSS, Pauline (née SULLIVAN)
Peacefully at home in the loving arms of her daughters on Sunday, September 10th, 2006, Pauline ROSS (née SULLIVAN) of R.R.#1, Muncey in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Robert ROSS and brother Jack SULLIVAN. Beloved mother of Andrea and Daria FRENCH. Dear grandmother of Darcy, Dale, Wesley and Colin and great-grandmother of Avery. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Chippewas Of The Thames on Friday, September 15th at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Doctors Without Borders would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges. (519-264-1100) entrusted with arrangements.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-14 published
FITZGERALD, Arta May (née ROSS)
Sunrise -- January 19, 1921 -- Sunset -- September 12, 2006. Surrounded by the love of her family at her residence on Tuesday September 12, 2006. Arta May FITZGERALD (née ROSS) of Caressant Care, Woodstock and formerly of Lyndale Cres., Woodstock in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Robert "Bob" W. FITZGERALD of almost 60 years. Dear mother of Mike and his wife Nancy of Stratford, Pam CAPLING of Kettle Point, Karen EVANS and her husband Steve of London, Terry and his wife Mary of Holbrook, Nancy YEOMAN and her husband John of New Bern, North Carolina and John and his wife Darlene of Ingersoll. Loved grandmother of twelve grandchildren and eight plus two coming great-grandchildren. Dear sisters of Don ROSS and his wife Lorene of Huntsville. Predeceased by her sister Alice CURTIS and by her brothers John ROSS and Ken ROSS. Arta was a longtime member of the College Avenue Church United Church Women Friends may call at R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, (519-539-0004) on Thursday September 14, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Arta's life will take place at College Avenue Church, 22 Wilson Street, Woodstock on Friday at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. David DUNCAN officiating. Interment in the Hillview Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or College Avenue Church. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
WOODS, Clarence Robert " Woody"
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Campus, London, on Monday, September 25, 2006, Clarence Robert "Woody" WOODS of Kintore in his 77th year. Beloved husband of 53 years of Julia (CALDER) WOODS. Loving father of Deb (Bob) ROSS of Embro, Janice (King) WRIGHT of Port Carling, Lois (Locke) ROWE of Toronto, and Marcia WOODS of Oshawa. Clarence was an extraordinary grandfather who will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Becky, Matthew, Denny, Haley, Taylor, Hannah and Alex. Survived by sisters Doris HODGINS and Marjorie MARTIN and Uncle George HERON. His memory will be cherished by many other family members and Friends. Cremation has taken place. All are invited to attend a memorial service at Chalmers United Church, Kintore on Saturday September 30th at 11: 00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Chalmers United Church Memorial Fund and may be arranged through the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford. (519) 285-2427

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-28 published
REYNOLDS, David Donald
Of Saint Thomas, passed away at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, Westminster Site on Monday, September 25, 2006 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Beryl Ann (HALL) of Saskatchewan, father to James and his wife Gail, Jacqueline, and Bill and his wife Cindy. Sadly missed by his 8 grandchildren Leslie, Kristen, Michael, Breanne, Patrick, Mike, Matthew and Sara. In 1983 he remarried and is survived by his wife Erika. Brother of Jessie ROSS, Bob REYNOLDS and the late Sherry KEARY. He was born (1924) in Innisfail, Alberta, spent his early years in the Caribou Mountains of British Columbia and grew up in the Kawartha region of eastern Ontario. During the Second World War, he served several years with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Burma, flying with the storied "31 Squadron" of the Royal Air Force. After settling in Saint Thomas, he served as Captain, Paymaster and Financial Officer at the Elgin Regiment. He pursued his passion for flying at the Saint Thomas Municipal Airport, served on the Saint Thomas Council for Airport Re-development Committee and was a familiar personality and friend to many flying enthusiasts for over 25 years. At 70 years of age, he traded his "wings" for an active involvement with the Elgin Model Railway Association, where he developed his skill for detailed model construction. On several occasions he enjoyed hosting other model railroaders by displaying his authentic 1890's set-up of steam-powered trains running in western Canadian towns. His business career, which spanned nearly 40 years, began with the Bank of Montreal in Saint Thomas and continued for over 30 years as Secretary Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Brown Fintube Limited. During this time he was responsible for fiscally steering the company through both acquisitions and mergers with larger U.S. based organizations. He was ahead of his time in realizing the benefits that came, for both the local work force and the Saint Thomas community, from having home-grown executives manage local companies. He always spoke fondly of his fellow employees and was proud of their accomplishments together. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday, September 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Holy Angels' Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 410, Port Stanley. Those who wish may make memorial donations to The Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
ROSS, George Allan
Of London, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, in his 90th year. Devoted husband for 59 years of Ruth ROSS. Cherished father of Ellen DENOMY and her husband Michael. Loving grandfather of Brandon and Melissa. Allan was proud to have been a life member of the Old Comrades Association, 48th Highlanders of Canada. Mentioned in Dispatches for actions in Italy, he also served in Sicily and North West Europe. A great out-doorsman, some of his happiest hours were spent canoeing in Algonquin Park, Quebec and the Yukon. Predeceased by his brother John Andrew ROSS of Ottawa and several highly esteemed brothers-in-arms. The care and attention displayed by the staff at Parkwood Hospital and the Medical Floor at Victoria Hospital have been greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Darrell SHAULE, officiating. No flowers please. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorge.on.ca "Dileas Gu Bragh"

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-04 published
ROSS, George Allan
Of London, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, in his 90th year. Devoted husband for 59 years of Ruth ROSS. Cherished father of Ellen DENOMY and her husband Michael. Loving grandfather of Brandon and Melissa. Allan was proud to have been a life member of the Old Comrades Association, 48th Highlanders of Canada. Mentioned in Dispatches for actions in Italy, he also served in Sicily and North West Europe. A great out-doorsman, some of his happiest hours were spent canoeing in Algonquin Park, Quebec and the Yukon. Predeceased by his brother John Andrew ROSS of Ottawa and several highly esteemed brothers-in-arms. The care and attention displayed by the staff at Parkwood Hospital and the Medical Floor at Victoria Hospital have been greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Darrell SHAULE, officiating. No flowers please. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca "Dileas Gu Bragh"

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-05 published
MILLARD, Joan Veronica (née ENNETT)
Peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, October 3, 2006. Joan Veronica (ENNETT) MILLARD, age 74 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of John MILLARD and his wife Jean, Grimsby, Catherine LECLAIR and her husband John, London and Joan ROSS and her friend Joseph SHIELDS, London. Loving grandmother of Samantha, Patrick, Shannon and Marc. Sister of Paul ENNETT and Jane SMITH, Sarnia. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Harry and Phyllis ENNETT, by brothers Walter, Richard and James ENNETT and sisters Mary LINDSAY and Eleanor and Helen ENNETT. Friends will be received at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina Street, Sarnia on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Wes GUTOWSKI on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church (corner Christina St. and London Rd.). Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to Palliative Care, 89 Norman Street, Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Point Edward, N7V 1A6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Joan MILLARD in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 16th, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
PENNINGTON, Roy
At Wingham and District Hospital, on Sunday, October 15. 2006, Roy PENNINGTON of South Bruce (Culross Township,) age 67 years. Warden of the Country of Bruce in 1988. Beloved husband of the former Betty ALTON. Survived by his children Lois and Bob ROSS of Waterloo, Allan and Valerie PENNINGTON of Whitechurch and Loren PENNINGTON of Guelph, his grandchildren Alexander and Amanda ROSS and Megan and Emily PENNINGTON. Brother of Edith SCHMIDT of Wingham, Everett and Kathleen PENNINGTON of Teeswaer and Ray and Donna PENNINGTON of Walkerton. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Vera (STRONG) PENNINGTON, his granddaughter Dawn Marie ROSS (1991,) his brother George PENNINGTON and his sisters Irene HAYDEN. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Tuesday, 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Wingham United Church on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Donald PLETSCH officiating. Interment in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Ontario. Memorial donations to Children's Wish Foundation or to Teeswater 4H clubs would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-01 published
BURRIDGE, Angela Josephine (née POLINSKI)
Peacefully at Kensington Village surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, October 30, 2006, Angela Josephine BURRIDGE of London in her 85th year. Angela was predeceased by her loving husband George (September 1974) and dear son Larry (June 2005), her parents Catherine and Joseph POLINSKI and all her sisters and brothers Anne, Alex, Peter, Frank, Genevieve, Leonard, Carl and John. Loving mother of Catherine ORMANDY and the late John, David BURRIDGE and the late Ruth JOHNSON, Richard BURRIDGE and his wife Diane, Barbara ROSS and her husband Ron and Timothy BURRIDGE. Cherished grandmother of Darryll ORMANDY, Deborah MOORES, Denise MONIZ (Ruben,) Richard BURRIDGE (Dawn,) Jody RODNEY (Byron,) and Jason BURRIDGE, Nicholas and Kylie BURRIDGE, Christopher HENDERSON, Chantal BOYD, Kimberley BARFETT (Nathan,) and Ron and Kevin JOHNSON. Loved by great-grandchildren Stephen, Amber, Kurtis, Jamie, Jordan and Jesse, Matthew and Kaitlyn, Chloe and Meaghan, Jayden and Isaiah, and Rebecca. Dear sister-in-law of Mary POLISAK. Also loved by many nieces and nephews and their families. Angela will be sadly missed by her many great Friends. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary Immaculate Parish, 1980 Trafalgar Street, on Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 8: 30 p.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Angela are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Arthritis Society.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
McCLINCHEY, Barbara (née McDONALD)
Peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side, on Friday, November 3rd, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer, Barbara (McDONALD) McCLINCHEY of London in her 71st year. Beloved wife of William "Bill" McCLINCHEY. Devoted mother of Derrick McCLINCHEY and his wife Miriam of London; Debbie GILES and her husband Gord ROSS of Lambeth; and Jeff McCLINCHEY and his wife Jeanette of London. Loving sister of Thelma NIVENS and her husband Earl of Goderich; Shirley BEECH of Kitchener; George McDONALD and his wife Dorothy of Wiarton; Bruce McDONALD and his wife Nora of Vegreville, Alberta; and Matt McDONALD of Prince George, British Columbia. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Barbara McDONALD; her sister Lillian Patterson and her brother-in-law Carl Beech. Also loved by her grandchildren Caitlin, Ashley, Tanner, Tyler, Jeff, Adam, Paul and Jonathan. Barb will be greatly missed by all those who had the great pleasure of having her touch their lives. Special thanks to the staff of Community Care Access Centre. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a memorial service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London Ontario, N6C 2R6. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-07 published
KNIGHT, Laurel Jean (formerly JACKSON)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, November 3, 2006. Laurel Jean KNIGHT, of London and formerly of Forest, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Geoffrey Osborne KNIGHT (1997) and William S.P. JACKSON (1972.) Dear sister of the late Doctor William Walter MIDDLETON (1984) and Noreen ROSS (1990.) Loving aunt of Jane Ann DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and her husband Alec of Ottawa, Richard MIDDLETON and his wife Kathleen of London, and Mary Jo MERTON and her husband Ray of Windsor. She will be lovingly remembered by her great-nieces and nephews. A private family service was conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, London, by Rev. David R. CARROTHERS. Cremation was followed by interment at Beechwood Cemetery, Forest. Memorial contributions to Colborne St. United Church or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-10 published
WYLIE, E. Jean (BOYCE)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006, E. Jean (BOYCE) WYLIE of London in her 83rd year. Cherished wife and best friend of the late James C. (Jim) WYLIE. Beloved mother of Susan and her husband Anderson (Sonny) SMITH of London, Pamela BUTLER of Brantford, and Rebecca WYLIE of Toronto. Devoted Grandma of Michael KING (Andrea), Melissa DAVIDSON (Stuart), Nathan BUTLER (Judy) and Katherine KING (Scott) and great-grandma of Zack, Devony, Hayden and Preston. Sister of Dorothy BESTARD and her husband Dick of Wallaceburg. Sister-in-law of Dorothy and John McFAYDEN, Maisie and Ken PAUL and Maxene WYLIE. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, November 11th, at 10: 00 a.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK and Reverend Doctor Douglas H. ROSS of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
BAKER, Nelson David
Age 96, passed away peacefully at his residence in Saint Marys, on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Born in Lion's Head, he was the son of the late William and Almeda (GUNNING) BAKER. He farmed on concession 6 of Blanshard Twp., until retiring in Saint Marys in 1977. He was a member of Saint Marys United Church. Beloved husband of Marion (FULCHER) BAKER of the Wildwood Care Centre. Loving father of Vivian BAKER of Saint Marys, Donna TURNPENNY of Toronto, Elizabeth and Elton BAKER of Sebringville, Brenda and Rob BELL of Saint Marys, Barbara and Murray MEADOWS of St. Pauls. Dear grandfather of Ryan TURNPENNY, Jason TURNPENNY and wife Christine, Conrad NOWAK, Laurie ROSS and husband Gerry, Nancy BAKER, Brent BAKER and wife Nancy, Adam BELL, Caitlin BELL and Melissa MEADOWS. Also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters Vernon BAKER, Vernetta BAKER and Freeda MILLS, sisters-in-law Margaret THACKER, Hazel BAKER, Ina PICKEL, Jean CARR, Marion SCRIVENS and husband Donald, Wilfred STONE and wife Lil. Predeceased by his first wife Mina CARR and his second wife Audrey (ESSON) JOHNSTON, a son William ESSON and wife Joyce, a granddaughter Tanya TINNING, sister Molesta KEW, brothers Oliver, Newman, Garnet and Alfred BAKER and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N, Saint Marys on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to the Parkinson's Society or to the charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
COULTER, William Andrew
At Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday, November 12, 2006. William Andrew COULTER of London in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Jean M. (NUSSEY) COULTER. Dear father of Cal COULTER and his wife Lynn of London. Dear brother of Marlene ROSS and her husband Clare of Windsor and Betty BRADFORD of Orangeville. Also loved by his grandchildren, Andrew and Rachel. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A. Millard George Funeral Home, London entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
ROSS, Larry
Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on November 11, 2006. Beloved husband of Marie (née MAYER) with whom he celebrated 33 years of marriage. Loving father of Tim and wife Brenda MAYER, Shelley and husband Darryl CHARRON, Tammy ROSS and Kevin POULIN and Jamie ROSS. son of Virgil ROSS and the late Bernice ROSS. Dear grandfather of Travis and Chelsea MAYER, Kayla and Ryan CHARRON, Sean, Justin, and Dylan POULIN. Great-grandfather of Emily MAYER. Loved brother of Donna and husband Bob McCAFFERY and the late Donald ROSS husband of Sharon. Dearest brother-in-law of Marion and husband Don McFARLANE and Jim and wife Jean MAYER. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Larry retired from Kelsey-Hayes after 25 years of service. If you so desire, donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 7-9 p.m. Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 11: 30 a.m. at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor, with Rev. Paul ALMOND officiating. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. You may leave your cherished memories online at www.familiesfirst.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-15 published
ROSS, David
After a lengthy illness, peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday November 14th, 2006, David ROSS of London (and N.S.B. Florida during winter months). Beloved husband for 58 years of Nan ROSS (née BARLOW.) Dear father of Alan ROSS, Anne WATSON (Gary), Sandy GELINAS (Mike), Glen Barlow ROSS (Michele), and Leona Ross ALEXANDER (Ron.) Loving grandfather of honorary pall bearers, Laurie RISTMAE (Robert,) Anissa VYSE (Chris,) Michael WATSON of Calgary, Michael Glen GELINAS, Tanis DEZIEL, David ROSS, Jesse GELINAS, Glenalan ROSS, great-grandfather of Jacob and Gunnar LAMONT- VYSE, Christopher and Xander RISTMAE. All of his grandchildren were very special to him. Nieces and nephews, Gail CROOK, Elizabeth ALLAN, Jim ALLAN (Sally), Marion MacMILLAN of Calgary, Jack MUNDY of British Columbia, cousins in London, and nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law in Scotland. Predeceased by his sisters, Maisie ALLAN and Elizabeth MUNDY. David was born in Glasgow, Scotland June 21, 1922, to the late John and Elizabeth ROSS. He emigrated to Canada in 1953 and retired from the Excello Corporation in 1985. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with his wishes, no visitation or services will be held. A gathering for family and Friends to celebrate Davis's life will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 2: 00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Watson residence 3986 Malpass Road, London (Lambeth). David was a loving, gentle husband, father and grandfather, totally dedicated to his wife and family. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Animal Rescue Foundation or Parkwood Hospital Foundation) may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
ROSS, Elsie
At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 29, 2006. Elsie ROSS of Lyons in her 95th year. Dear sister of Isabella CARRELL of Windsor, Marion ALLEN of Aylmer and Agnes BURCH of Thornhill. Also survived a number of nieces and nephews. Very special great aunt to Heather and Samantha HILL of Aylmer. Predeceased by a sister Margaret ROSS (1926,) brothers William ROSS (1978,) John ROSS (1981,) Howard ROSS (1995) and Donald ROSS (1995.) Born in Raliegh Township on September 28, 1912 daughter of the late James ROSS (1963) and Isabella (SHERET) ROSS (1976.) Elsie was a salesperson and bookkeeper at Jack Van Patter Furnishings for many years. A private family funeral service will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Gloria LANGLOIS, officiating. Donations to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-02 published
MARTIN, Bryan
The family of the late Bryan MARTIN wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to family, Friends, employees, and colleagues for their kindness and sympathy following the loss of a son, brother, nephew and brother-in-law. Thanks to those who sent cards, food, phone calls, floral tributes and memorial donations. Special thanks to Doctor Doug ROSS of Wesley-Knox United Church, Tom DARBY, Richard GREENFIELD, Jen HENRY, Jill MARTIN and Fred MacKINNON for their participation in the funeral service. Thank you to the staff at the James A. Harris Funeral Home for their dedication and professionalism to Bryan. Sincerely; Mary, Heather and Jill.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
ROSS, Esther Winnifred (née MacMATH)
Peacefully at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Monday December 11, 2006 Esther Winnifred (MacMATH) ROSS of Goderich, age 89 years. Dear wife of the late Ewan C. ROSS and loving mother of John ROSS and his friend Warren SCHELL of Toronto. Dear sister of Maude and Bill ARMSTRONG of Bayfield. Predeceased by her parents Samuel MacMATH (1946) and Winnifred (GOODWIN) MacMATH (1950) 2 sisters Helen COLLIER (2003) and Grace THALER (2006) and by 3 brothers William (1914,) Hugh (1916) and Sheldon MacMATH (1940.) Esther was a graduate of London Normal School (1937) and the University of Western Ontario (1978). She was a social worker with the Huron County Children's Aid Society, Goderich for many years retiring in 1978. Relatives and Friends will be received at Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich on Thursday December 14, 2006 from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Salvation Army or to the Christian Children's Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Bluewater Chapel, Goderich (519) 524-1221

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
ELLERINGTON, R. Jonathon " Jon"
Suddenly, as the result of an accident on Saturday, December 16, 2006 R. Jonathon (Jon) ELLERINGTON of Centralia in his 34th year. Loving Daddy of Tyler Thomas ELLERINGTON and his mother Nicole MUNOZ of London. Beloved son of Tom and Judy (ARNOLD) ELLERINGTON of Centralia. Dear grand_son of Doris ELLERINGTON of Exeter and the late Thomas ELLERINGTON and the late Crawford and Evelyn ARNOLD. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lisa and Brian BAKER of Shelby Township, Michigan and Bryon and Crystal ELLERINGTON of Exeter. Special uncle of Hayden and Collin and Audrey. Also surivived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, Main Street, Exeter on Wednesday, December 20th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Tyler Ellerington Trust Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-31 published
ROSS, Rebecca Lyn " Becky"
Peacefully, surrounded by her family and Friends, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Friday, December 29, 2006, Rebecca Lyn " Becky" ROSS, 45, of London. Beloved daughter of Jim and Marilyn (CLEMAS) ROSS of London. Dear sister of Brian ROSS of London and his wife Sandra of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Laurie ROSS and her husband Mike KRUPA of Kilworth, Gord ROSS and his wife Claire of Burlington. Loved aunt of Amanda, Colin, Matthew, Cameron, Lily, Gracie, Cassie and Emily. She will be sadly missed by her many Friends and her beloved dog Sheba. Becky was a long time employee of Parkwood Hospital and L.H.S.C. and was active in Women's Hockey in London. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 1 p.m. The Reverend Darrell SHAULE officiating. Cremation. At Becky's request, memorial donations to the L.H.S.C. Regional Cancer Program for patient needs, London and District Myeloma Support Group or charity of choice would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-10 published
WALKER, William " Will"
Peacefully at home in South Caradoc on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, William Will WALKER in his 20th year. Beloved son of Richard Mick and Anne WALKER of South Caradoc. Loving brother of Diane (Niko) HTÉNAS of London. Richard (Semone) WALKER of London, Rebecca WALKER and John TURVEY of Woodstock, Melissa WALKER and Jerid LECLAIR of Guelph, and Robert WALKER. Dear uncle of Amanda and Colin ROSS of London. Remembered by grandparents Wally and Norma WALKER of Strathroy. Also remembered by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Will be sadly missed by fellow students of Conestoga College (Doon Campus), Kitchener, and Strathroy District Collegiate Institute. Will was a long-time member of the Mt. Brydges Scouts Canada. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Sunday, January 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service and committal followed on Monday from the funeral home, commencing at 11 a.m. Frances DOWN officiated. Donations to the Childrens Health Foundation (Childrens Hospital of Western Ontario) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROSS o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-14 published
MAGEE, Doctor Douglas E., M.D.
At his home in Peterborough on Sunday March 12, 2006. Doctor Doug MAGEE of Peterborough, formerly of Chandos Lake and Toronto in his 81st year. Doug was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2 and received his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1953. Beloved husband of Rene (ROSS.) Dear brother-in-law of Dorothy ROSS. Uncle of Carolynn WATSON (Bill) and children Alanna and Ross, Alexis HAYES (Michael) and children Lindsay and Brent and Michelle ROSS (Michael) and their child Danna. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Alex ROSS. A celebration of Doug's life will be held at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield (1-877-839-2488) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the P.R.H.C. Foundation as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-18 published
GENGE- WORTZMAN, Dorothy Vivian (née McILMOYLE)
Peacefully, at Princess Gardens, on Friday, March 17, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Lorne GENGE and the late Harry WORTZMAN. Dear mother of Lorraine KINSMAN of Millbrook and Ruth ROSS and Sharron HAM (husband Douglas) of Peterborough. Loving Grandmother of Sheril ROUTLY (David), Craig HAM (Lesley) and Kellie WALDEN (Ken). Great-grandmother of Ryan and Rachel ROUTLY, Karl and Connor HAM and Kacey and Madison WALDEN. Sister of Phyllis RUSSELL, Helen NURSE, Beverley SHEARER, Jacqueline McILMOYLE, Betty CLARK, Robert McILMOYLE and Leonard McILMOYLE. Predeceased by sister Margaret McILMOYLE and brothers Norman, Jack, Paul and Elwood (Buck) McILMOYLE. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Sunday, March 19, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, March 20th at 2: 30 p.m., Reverend Bradley WEEKS officiating. Interment Little Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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ROSS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-02-08 published
ROSS, Marjorie Marie
Passed away at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Thursday, February 2, 2006 in her 83rd year. Marjorie, loving wife of the late John ROSS; beloved mother of Carol and her husband Ron SMALL. Will be lovingly remembered by her step-children Michael, Pauline and Stephen ROSS of England. Dear sister of Robert BORLAND, Donald BORLAND, William BORLAND, Doris NOBLE, Marlene NORRIS and Eleanor ASHTON. Cherished grandmother of Carrie LINDSAY, Ronny-Lynn and Allan STOREY, Lisa and Michael DECAIRE, and great grandmother of Jeffrey, Julia and Leeann. Predeceased by great grand_son Aaron. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, from 1-4 in the afternoon. A funeral service will take place in the chapel on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-02-15 published
COLLINS, Bertha Elizabeth
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Bay Haven Nursing Home, Collingwood, in her 77th year. Bertha, beloved wife of Floyd COLLINS of Collingwood; Dear mother of Darlene and her husband Fred DUGGAN of Aurora. Loving sister of Bessie ROSS of Thornton and Edna KINSEY of Collingwood. Cherished grandmother of Patrick, Jane and Campbell DUGGAN. Predeceased by sisters Marjorie and Muriel, brothers Bob, Donald and Dorsey as well as parents Henry and Florence MORRIS. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 at Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. in the chapel. Spring interment First Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bay Haven Residents Fund, M.S. Society or the Charity of the Donor's Choice. Very special thank you to the staff at Bay Haven. The care and compassion they have shown for the past 27 years has been second to none. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-29 published
NOBLE, Doris Audrey May, R.N.
Suddenly at Collingwood General Hospital on Saturday, November 25th, 2006 in her 73rd year; beloved wife of William (Bill); loving mother of Judy McCREA and her husband Mike and Sandy EDWARDS and her husband Steve; dear grandmother of Andrew (Sarah), Timothy and Christopher; cherished great-grandmother of Conor and Trista remembered by her brothers and sisters Marjorie ROSS (2006,) Robert BORLAND, Don BORLAND, Eleanor ASHTON, Marlene NORRIS and Bill BORLAND. Doris will be sadly missed by other relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. As expression of sympathy donations to the Headwaters Health Care Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree has been planted in memory of Doris in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)
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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-16 published
MAYNARD, Catherine Alice (née WALKER)
Of Leamington, Ontario has died peacefully in her sleep in her winter home in Florida of a heart condition just recently diagnosed. She was born in Guelph, March 3, 1911 where her brother John resides, and graduated from Mac Hall in 1932. With her husband Neil, who predeceased her in 1984, she provided a loving, nuturing and generous home for Ron, Karen and Jill and welcomed into their lives Sally LYTLE who died in 2000, and Louise NELSON, Jim ROSS and Paul LEE, Q.C. She adored her grandchildren Douglas who died in 1999, Christine and Anthony GIGLIO, Mary Katherine and Shaun O'HERN and Allison MORALES, Heather and Raymond JABLONSKI and Jamie Ross and Christina JACKSON and enjoyed the fun of 12 great grandchildren. We will treasure forever our memories of this classy wonderful lady who had an indomitable spirit. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631), on Saturday, February 18, 2006 from 2-3 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Catherine's life at 3 p.m. Reverend Scott McANDLESS officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Women's Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B2.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
DOYLE, H. Joyce (née ROSS) (1921-2006)
Sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, friend. Suddenly, our beloved mother went to her final sleep on February 25, 2006. Joyce was the 8th child born to Hugh and Elizabeth ROSS (nee BEATTY.) Raised in Haileybury, Joyce survived the great Fire of 1922. A scholar and athlete, she studied Nursing at the Hospital for Sick Children. An award winning R.N. (Oct. '44), she trained and worked at both Thistledown and Toronto, before moving to work at the Montreal General. In Montreal, she met and married Gil, her husband of almost 52 years. Together, they returned to Toronto to open a Business and raise their family. Countless hours were spent cooking, sewing, at figure skating rinks, hockey games, swimming pools, ski-slopes and boating with her family. Mom juggled roles, raising her family, volunteering with the Red Cross and Toronto Public Health and the Anglican Church Women at St. Wilfrid's (Etobicoke). She curled, played bridge and travelled extensively throughout North America and Europe. Early retirement meant freedom and the opportunity to travel without a rigid timetable. In 1975, Joyce and Gil moved aboard the boat and spent the next seven years sailing and following the sun. These were some of Joyce's fondest memories; encompassing many people, places and experiences. Returning to Canada the couple settled in Colonial Woods. They were blessed with 5 cherished granddaughters and travelled throughout Great Britain and the U.S. and Canada by motor-home. In later years Joyce travelled to Greece, Italy and Egypt, fulfilling a lifelong dream to climb the Pyramids in her 79th year. A last 'jaunt' took her back to Greece in 2002. The loss of Gil (Feb.'02) and declining health, slowed Joyce down but her refusal to become 'an old woman' never died. Inner strength enabled mom to overcome many of the indignities of aging. Survived by sister, Marna TEDESCO (Cochrane,) Ivan ROSS (Sydney,) children Debbie (Dan), Ted (Lori), Peter (Sandie), Amanda and granddaughters Shannon, Robin, Emily, Stacey and Katie. Our thanks to the devoted staff at King Gardens Retirement Residence and Cawthra Gardens Nursing Home. Funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2006 at St. Hilary's Anglican Church, 2055 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 2E6. (905-279-2304). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter Peel Chapel (905-279-7663).

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-11 published
BENNETT, Louise Christine (née JONASSON)
Died peacefully Friday, March 3 at Lion's Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, in her 81st year. Born in to an Icelandic-Canadian family in 1925 at Winnipegosis, Manitoba, Louise was the youngest of three daughters born to Gudmundur and Kristin JONASSON. Louise remained proud of, and connected to her Icelandic heritage throughout her life. She moved with her parents to Winnipeg, where she was educated and graduated from Kelvin High School. Determined to follow a career in nursing, she trained at Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing. There she became known to her colleagues in the Class of 1947 as 'The lady that's known as Lou'. The qualities of compassion and care for others that had led her into a nursing career remained with her throughout her life. In 1949 she married Donald BENNETT, whom she had met at a Halloween nurses' dance at war's end in 1945, and moved with him to Toronto. She moved again and again following Don's work in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, London, and Winnipeg. In 1986 they moved to Vancouver in retirement. Louise was a keen observer of nature and enjoyed experimenting with watercolours, especially in the Gatineau Hills north of Ottawa. There she also enjoyed trail skiing with her family, which included her daughter, Christine, and her two sons, Alan and Peter. She excelled at hooking rugs and enjoyed hours searching for suitable fabric and colours in company with Friends who were also hooked on hooking rugs. With many of these same Friends she delighted in visiting local auction sales in the Ottawa Valley, where strange treasures could be found. Louise was an accomplished pianist, sharing her love of music with her family and ensuring her children all learned to play the piano. Louise enjoyed travel, in Canada and abroad. Motor trips with the family through Northern Ontario to the Prairies, or east to the Maritimes or New England, were common. From Winnipeg there were trips to Florida, Arizona and British Columbia. Abroad there were visits to Hawaii, Australia, South East Asia, India, North Africa, and Europe. She shared with her children and grand children her interest in art and archaeology and in museums and ancient sites in Italy, Greece and Egypt. Louise will be remembered for her compassion and love of life, her patience and devotion to her family and her tender and loving ways. She will forever be known by her beloved granddaughters as 'gramma sweetheart', always wishing that everyone should 'have a nice time.' She will never be forgotten and always be missed by those who love her. Surviving to mourn the loss of a wonderful partner, a loving mother and grandmother, are her husband Donald; her sons Alan (Nanette) and Peter (Deborah;) and daughter Christine LONG (Peter) granddaughters Tamara, Corinne, and Sydney; grand_sons Adam and Kyle. Also surviving are Louise's sister Sylvia Allen ROSS (Dave) of Winnipeg; brother-in-law Douglas MAXWELL (Beverley;) and Don's brother Howard (Marjorie) and twin sisters Ellen DERKSEN (Walter) and Joanne JONES (Dennis.) A much loved sister, Salina (Sally MAXWELL) predeceased her in 1988. A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen's United Church, 7025 Granville St, Vancouver, on Sunday afternoon, March 12, at 3: 00 p.m. Following Louise's wishes, she has been cremated. In lieu of flowers Friends may wish to contribute to the Alzheimer's Society, or to a charity of their choice. The family wishes to thank the staff of Hollyburn House in West Vancouver, and the doctors and nurses of Lions' Gate Hospital for their dedicated care to our loving partner, mother and grandmother Louise. We also wish to thank Dr. Bruce NOBLE and his colleagues at the Seymour Medical Clinic for their care over more than fifteen years. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221 www.HollyburnFunerals.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-11 published
POWELL, Harry H., Major
(Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals) of Blue Jay Farm, Ossossane.
Born in Preston, Ontario on October 3rd, 1914. Died peacefully at Leacock Nursing Home in Orillia on Friday, March 10th, 2006 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Catherine Eugenie POWELL (née MacDONALD.) Lovingly remembered by his eight children: Elaine GIBSON of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Donald (Ive) of Toronto, Mary SAJECKI (Edward) of Mississauga, Anne ROSS (Jamie) of Orillia, Frances RENNIE (Don) of Ottawa, Patricia HARTMAN (John) of Lafontaine, John (Kim) of New Zealand and Joan MacMILLAN (James) of Ossossane Beach, and his 21 grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Anna PAWELKO, his sisters Kaye and Josephine, and his brothers John and Frank. Major POWELL faithfully served his country for 31 years, including overseas for the entirety of World War 2, and with the first United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon, 1958-1959. After retiring from the military, he designed and constructed a home in the country and became a gentleman farmer. He was a lover of nature and keenly interested in protection of the environment. Friends may call at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Sunday March 12th from 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Perkinsfield on Monday March 13th at 3 p.m. Spring interment at Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Midland. If desired, memorial donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Special thanks for the empathy and care shown by the staff of the Leacock Nursing Home.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-14 published
MAGEE, Doctor Douglas E., M.D.
At his home in Peterborough on Sunday March 12, 2006. Doctor Doug Magee of Peterborough, formerly of Chandos Lake and Toronto in his 81st year. Doug was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2 and received his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1953. Beloved husband of Rene (ROSS.) Dear brother-in-law of Dorothy ROSS. Uncle of Carolynn WATSON (Bill) and children Alanna and Ross, Alexis HAYES (Michael) and children Lindsay and Brent and Michelle ROSS (Michael) and their child Danna. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Alex ROSS. A celebration of Doug's life will be held at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield (1-877-839-2488) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the P R.H.C. Foundation as expressions. of sympathy. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-20 published
LACK, Rheva (née WEISER)
On Saturday, March 18th, 2006, in her 97th year, in Montreal. Daughter of the late Leah BRAUNSTEIN and the late Samuel WEISER. Predeceased by her beloved husband and partner of 70 years Irwin Allan LACK. Survived by her loving children Eric M. and Anita, and Daniel Ian as well as her devoted grandchildren Heidi LACK and Michael ZELL of Boston, Wendy of Toronto, Jonathan and Phillipa LACK of London, England and great-grand_sons Joshua Matthew LACK, Myles Benjamin LACK- ZELL as well as great-granddaughters, Stephanie Rachel LACK and Arielle Nina LACK- ZELL. She is also survived by her sisters, Elsie (the late Joe ROSS) and Bertha (the late Joe KRAMER) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Henry S. (Bud) WEISER, her sisters Paula (the late Jack ROSENBLOOM) and Rachel (the late Samuel MEISTER.) Sister-in-law of Anna SHEREFF (the late Louis,) the late Rosa HAMER (the late Moe,) the late Ethel MYERS (the late Max,) the late David M. LACK, Q.C. (the late Sybil.) Heartfelt thanks to Roxanne and Rosaline for their care and devotion. Born in Montreal on September 16, 1909, she chose to enter the world of business, first with the Dominion Rubber Company, and after her marriage in 1931, along with her husband, the retail trade, where she was active for more than twenty years. Rheva was a golfer at the Hillsdale Golf and Country Club of which she was one of the earliest women members and also joined with her husband on many of his numerous fishing trips. She was an amateur painter, who participated for several years in the organization of the annual N.D.G. Arts and Letters Festival. Some of her charitable activities included the Ethel Epstein Ein chapter of Hadassah on whose behalf she edited the Shavuot Chapter of the cookbook entitled "A Treasure For My Daughter" which was first published in 1950 and continued through its tenth printing in 1984, and has now been re-issued. She was also for a number of years the Secretary of the Hampstead Chapter of O.R.T. Her guidance, and above all her philosophical attitude toward life will be missed, but remembered. She was a woman of style and dignity, with the discipline to maintain both. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West, Montreal, on Tuesday, March 21 at 11: 30 a.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 1-800-387-9816, or to the charity of your choice.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-20 published
NEWELL, Jean Eleanor (née SPARLING) (1902-2006)
Jean Eleanor, daughter of the late Elizabeth (MILLS) and Robert SPARLING, died peacefully at Malton Village Long Term Care Centre, Mississauga, Ontario on March 17, 2006 in her 105th year. Jean was predeceased by her dearly loved husband, Harold Robert NEWELL in 1985. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Ivan STINSON and wife Margaret, Guelph, Ontario; Hélène ROBILLARD, Ottawa, Ontario; Nancy ROSS, Windsor, Ontario; and her three step-children, Mary Ann FRIES, London, Ontario; Robert NEWELL and wife Audrey, Morpeth, Ontario; Norah ROWS and husband Donald, Komoka, Ontario. Fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Roberta Slater, London, Ontario; and predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. A private memorial service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario followed by interment in Watford Cemetery, Watford, Ontario. For those who desire to make expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca (Logan Funeral Home, (519) 433-6181).

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-23 published
NEWELL, Jean Eleanor (née SPARLING) (1902-2006)
Jean Eleanor, daughter of the late Elizabeth (MILLS) and Robert SPARLING, died peacefully at Malton Village Long Term Care Centre, Mississauga, Ontario on March 17, 2006 in her 105th year. Jean was predeceased by her dearly loved husband, Harold Robert NEWELL in 1985. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Ivan STINSON and wife Margaret, Guelph, Ontario; Hélène ROBILLARD, Ottawa, Ontario; Nancy ROSS, Windsor, Ontario; and her three step-children, Mary Ann FRIES, London, Ontario; Robert NEWELL and wife Audrey, Morpeth, Ontario; Norah ROWS and husband Donald, Komoka, Ontario. Fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Roberta SLATER, London, Ontario and predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. A private memorial service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario followed by interment in Watford Cemetery, Watford, Ontario. For those who desire to make expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca (Logan Funeral Home, (519) 433-6181).

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-27 published
ROSS, Elizabeth Rosaline
Passed away peacefully on March 25, 2006 at Central Park Lodge in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Jack ROSS and her two sons John and Michael. She leaves behind her daughter Linda, daughter-in-law Christine and her two grandchildren Matthew and Stephanie ROSS. Born in Nackawick, New Brunswick, Betty spent most of her life in Toronto. Betty was an avid golfer, curler and bridge player. She actively pursued her interests at the Briars Golf Club and the Donalda Club. She will be greatly missed by her many Friends and all of the McGuire family. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 30th. Service in the Chapel Friday, March 31st at 1 o' clock. A reception to follow at the funeral home. If desired donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto Ontario. M4S 3E2.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-04 published
FERGUSON, Diana (née STEVEN)
Gently and peacefully, Diana passed away on April 2, 2006 at the Toronto General Hospital. She is greatly missed by her husband, The Hon. George FERGUSON, her sons Steven (Mary MALONE) and Michael (Janet RUDD,) and her daughter Diana (Douglas ROSS.) Joining them in mourning her passing are her grandchildren Sara and Andrew FERGUSON and Elizabeth and Katherine ROSS, and her innumerable Friends. Cremation will be followed by an internment at a small family ceremony. A memorial service of thanksgiving will be held on April 22 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint_James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. (at King St.), Toronto. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Diana's name to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Medical Oncology Fund at (416) 946-6560.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-06 published
TOLTON, Ian Harold
Passed away suddenly yet peacefully in his sleep on April 3rd, 2006 at the age of 35. Ian was the best friend and husband of Jennifer ROSS- TOLTON, the greatest dad to his baby daughter Harper, and much loved friend to Micah the dog. Loved son of Marie and the late Harold TOLTON of Richmond, Ontario, brother to Jennifer (Michael WHITEN) and Eden (Mark POIRIER.) Uncle of Michael, Nicole and Dylan POIRIER and Kathleen RosS. Son-in-law of Bruce and Gill ROSS of Toronto. Ian loved us all very deeply and we will love him forever. A service will be held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 217 First Avenue in Ottawa on Friday April 7th at 3 p.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations or gifts of musical instruments can be made through ArtsCanCircle.ca in Ian's honour. Condolences/donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-07 published
FERGUSON, Diana (née STEVEN)
Gently and peacefully, Diana passed away on April 2, 2006 at the Toronto General Hospital. She is greatly missed by her husband, The Hon. George FERGUSON, her sons Steven (Mary MALONE) and Michael (Janet RUDD,) and her daughter Diana (Douglas ROSS.) Joining them in mourning her passing are her grandchildren Sara and Andrew FERGUSON and Elizabeth and Katherine ROSS, and her innumerable Friends. Cremation will be followed by an internment at a small family ceremony. A memorial service of thanksgiving will be held on April 22 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint_James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. (at King St.), Toronto. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Diana's name to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Medical Oncology Fund at (416) 946-6560.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-11 published
FERGUSON, Diana (née STEVEN)
Gently and peacefully, Diana passed away on April 2, 2006 at the Toronto General Hospital. She is greatly missed by her husband, The Hon. George FERGUSON, her sons Steven (Mary MALONE) and Michael (Janet RUDD,) and her daughter Diana (Douglas ROSS.) Joining them in mourning her passing are her grandchildren Sara and Andrew FERGUSON and Elizabeth and Katherine ROSS, and her innumerable Friends. Cremation will be followed by an internment at a small family ceremony. A memorial service of thanksgiving will be held on April 22 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint_James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. (at King St.), Toronto. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Diana's name to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Medical Oncology Fund at (416) 946-6560.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-14 published
FERGUSON, Diana (née STEVEN)
Gently and peacefully, Diana passed away on April 2, 2006 at the Toronto General Hospital. She is greatly missed by her husband, The Hon. George FERGUSON, her sons Steven (Mary MALONE) and Michael (Janet RUDD,) and her daughter Diana (Douglas ROSS.) Joining them in mourning her passing are her grandchildren Sara and Andrew FERGUSON and Elizabeth and Katherine ROSS, and her innumerable Friends. Cremation will be followed by an internment at a small family ceremony. A memorial service of thanksgiving will be held on April 22 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint_James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. (at King St.), Toronto. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Diana's name to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Medical Oncology Fund at (416) 946-6560.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
FERGUSON, Diana (née STEVEN)
Gently and peacefully, Diana passed away on April 2, 2006 at the Toronto General Hospital. She is greatly missed by her husband, The Hon. George FERGUSON, her sons Steven (Mary MALONE) and Michael (Janet RUDD,) and her daughter Diana (Douglas ROSS.) Joining them in mourning her passing are her grandchildren Sara and Andrew FERGUSON and Elizabeth and Katherine ROSS, and her innumerable Friends. Cremation will be followed by an internment at a small family ceremony. A memorial service of thanksgiving will be held on April 22 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint_James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. (at King St.), Toronto. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Diana's name to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Medical Oncology Fund at (416) 946-6560.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-19 published
MERCIER, Ronald Francis (1943-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron MERCIER on April 15, 2006. He is predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline MERCIER (née MURPHY,) and is lovingly remembered by his son Marc and daughter-in-law Shelley (Toronto, Ontario), daughter Tammy and son-in-law Peter (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and daughter Tracey (Vancouver, British Columbia,) their mother Hélène STEVENS (nee COOMBS,) sister Eleanor ROSS (Fenwick, Ontario) and brothers Larry and Shawn (Cranbrook, British Columbia), Wayne (Timmins, Ontario,) mother Agnes MENARD (Fenwick, Ontario) and grandchildren Anique, Alexander, Emma and Aerin. He will be sadly missed by all his family and special friend and partner, Leslie ROBERTS. Ron was born in Montreal, Quebec on March 22, 1943 and grew up in Timmins, Ontario. He had retired from Ontario Hydro where he had been employed for 34 years. An avid hockey, baseball and football player and devoted fan (especially the Montreal Canadiens), with a great sense of kindness and humour, he loved to tell stories about his life in Timmins and his years of dedication to Ontario Hydro. Ron's greatest love was for his family with a special and unconditional love for his children and grandchildren. They will all miss dearly their Dad and Grandad! Special thanks are extended to the nurses and physicians who cared for Ron in Intensive Care Unit East and 6 South at Hamilton General Hospital. All the staff were exceptionally professional and caring to Ron and the family during his and their time of need. For that, the entire family is extremely appreciative. Family will be receiving Friends on Friday, April 21, 2006 from 6: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home at 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, (south of Eglinton Avenue). A celebration of Ron's life will be held for family and close Friends on Saturday, April 22, 2006 in the Newbigging Funeral Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in the name of "Ronald Francis Mercier" to either the Canadian Cancer Society (1-888-939-3333) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (1-888-473-4636).

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
George BAIN, Journalist And Teacher (1920-2006)
He compensated for his minimal education by hard work, deep research and a fastidiousness that won him a string of plum reporting jobs at The Globe, writes Sandra MARTIN. It also won him the ire of Pierre Trudeau after he pilloried the then prime minister for swearing in the House of Commons
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
A self-described contrarian, George BAIN was the pre-eminent political columnist of his era, and undoubtedly the most versatile. He was equally adept at skewering prime ministers and crinkling the morning pages of the good grey Globe and Mail with clever playful conceits. Self-educated, debonair and proud -- some might say arrogant -- he was proprietorial about his prose and he rarely brooked interference with either the content or the style of his copy.
Mr. BAIN opened The Globe's first foreign bureau in London and in Washington. He was an early opponent of the War Measures Act when it was proclaimed by Pierre Trudeau as a Draconian defence against a feared separatist insurrection and he later took Mr. Trudeau to task for swearing in the House of Commons and fibbing about it afterward in what came to be known as the "fuddle duddle" incident. That gave Mr. BAIN another first -- the deliberate use of the word "fuck" in a Globe and Mail column.
"He combined the free-spirited moxie of the old school with the thoughtfulness and professionalism of the new," wrote David Hayes in Power and Influence, his 1992 history of The Globe. "He was a master at developing sources, learning that small fry within the departments were often more useful than big-name politicians and bureaucrats."
Intense, and suffering from diverticulitis, a disease of the colon, Mr. BAIN often vomited from stress when he was writing his column. Poking fun at himself, he once mockingly denied the "widespread belief" that "when the BAIN stomach suffers an overdose of acidity, the BAIN wit flowers most brilliantly."
High principled, bristling with integrity and fastidious in his attire, Mr. BAIN was "impossible" to manage, said Clark DAVEY, a former managing editor of The Globe and a friend since the 1950s. "George had his view and the rest of the world could go to hell, which is a great thing in a columnist and a helluva problem in an employee."
Describing Mr. BAIN as passionate about writing, reading, drinking fine vintages, building stone walls and the practise and process of politics, Mr. DAVEY said he will always remember his elegance not only in the way that he dressed and wrote, but in the way he thought about the world. "He made me feel good about myself because I was in the same business."
George Charles Stewart BAIN was the eldest of four children of William Steward and Mary (née ROSS) BAIN. His father was president of the Bain Coal Co. and his mother was a homemaker. The family lived in north Toronto, where George attended Hodgson Public School and then North Toronto Collegiate.
At 16, he wrote a letter to the city editor of the Toronto Daily Star, presenting his services as a "journalist," an offer that was politely declined. Finish the school year, the editor advised, and then come and ask about a summer job as a copy boy. When George showed up in June, the editor was on vacation. So he went to the rival paper, the Toronto Telegram, told them he had come from the Star and was hired right away. "Newspapers are like that. They have a tendency to think the people at the other place are better than the ones they have," he observed later. "In any event, it turned out to be a good move; the Tely was paying $8 for a five-and-a-half-day week, whereas the Star was paying only Two dollars was an important distinction in the mid-1930s, especially since his father had died of a heart attack that summer and his mother passed away in 1939. "We were sort of adrift," said Mr. BAIN's younger brother, Ian, now a retired social worker. "George was on his own and the rest of us were farmed out to relatives." Ian was sent to Winnipeg, and Moyna and Sheila to Scotland.
As for George, he stayed at the Tely and never again saw the inside of a classroom -- at least as a student. For the rest of his working life, he camouflaged his lack of formal education by hard work, deep research and meticulous attention to his literary and sartorial style. Sounding, reading and looking the part of a well-educated professional became a protective armour. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 and spent four years overseas as a bomber pilot. Assigned to 424 Squadron, he flew Wellingtons over Europe, North Africa, Italy and Sicily, returning to Canada late in 1944. On December 16, he married Marion Jene BREAKEY, whom he had met before the war when both of them were working in downtown Toronto. A former secretary and an accomplished cook, she typed all his book manuscripts and supplied all the recipes for his 1972 book, Champagne is for Breakfast. They had one son, Christopher, who was born in 1953. She died in 1998.
After Mr. BAIN was demobilized, he briefly went back to the Telegram, then joined The Globe and Mail as a reporter in October of 1945. He covered city hall and the provincial legislature at Queen's Park and acquired the nickname Basher after an altercation with a policeman "of considerable height and weight," according to Mr. BAIN's recollection. There is probably no connection between this anecdote and The Globe's decision to send Mr. BAIN to Ottawa as its parliamentary correspondent in the two-person Ottawa bureau in 1952.
In the mid-1950s, while still covering the House of Commons, Mr. BAIN was given a signed editorial column, a very unusual move in those days. "He may not have invented the genre, but he certainly perfected the breezy, shoot-from-the-hip style of political column-writing," Mr. Hayes observed in his book. Mr. BAIN delighted in breaking free from the constraints of the inverted pyramid style of newspaper writing that allowed editors to cut from the bottom and encouraged writers to produce action-packed top-heavy lead paragraphs.
Instead of writing for his editors or his colleagues, Mr. BAIN aimed directly at readers, shaking them awake with provocative ideas and shrewd analysis. He loved turning a phrase, switch-hitting political analysis with lighter fare or in introducing a budget discussion with a verse or two, as in: "Forget for the moment the taxes, / There's some cause for some feeble hosannas: / Pay heed that the budget relaxes/ The tariff that's paid on bananas."
The newspaper sent him to London in 1957 to open its first foreign bureau in a style that his son said belongs to a different era. They lived in Mayfair, he went to private school, they travelled extensively and entertained lavishly. Mr. BAIN arrived in Washington to open The Globe's first American bureau in 1961, just as John F. Kennedy was making American presidential politics glamorous. And he was there to cover the assassination from a Canadian perspective.
Back in Ottawa in 1964, he revived his national affairs column and published many of his older pieces in a book, I've Been Around and Around and Around. The next year, he published Nursery Rhymes to be Read Aloud by Young Parents with Old Children, which won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. A Guide to Canadian Parliamentary Procedure came out in 1970.
In journalistic circles, he will always be remembered for his rejection of the War Measures Act after it was proclaimed on October 16, 1970. Such a Draconian law enraged his civil libertarian principles. "What's going on here?" he demanded the next morning in his column. He went on to argue that "either the government previously grossly underestimated the potential of the F.L.Q. and has only recently come into possession of alarming new facts, or its recent extreme actions are the result of panic, which itself is the result of frustration at being unable to do anything about the two kidnapped men."
Four months later, when Mr. Trudeau mouthed an obscenity in the House at John Lundrigan, a Progressive Conservative from Newfoundland, Mr. BAIN was riled again. He had never liked Mr. Trudeau's easy superiority, which probably rankled him because of his own carefully concealed hardscrabble roots. Sneering at "the-snotty-rich-kid-from-Outremont syndrome," Mr. BAIN condemned the prime minister's "covert, behind-the-hand" gesture because it enabled him to "express contempt for the opposition, without harming his image with the sweet little old ladies up and down the land who will insist upon believing that the Emperor is a much-abused man."
Mr. BAIN left The Globe twice. The first time was in 1973. Feeling stale and restless as a five-times-a-week columnist, he accepted an offer from the Toronto Star to become the paper's editorial page editor. "Where's BAIN?" came a letter from Mr. Trudeau, the same prime minister who had refused to give Mr. BAIN an interview all the time he had worked for The Globe, according to Dic DOYLE in his memoir, Hurly-Burly: A Time at The Globe.
Administration not being Mr. BAIN's strength, he wisely extracted a promise of a foreign posting from Martin GOODMAN, then editor of the Star, as an escape tunnel if he and the editorial board proved incompatible -- as it surely did under the idiosyncratic demands of publisher Beland HONDERICH. Before he departed for London as European and Middle East correspondent for The Star, Mr. BAIN left a note for his successor at the editorial board he had probably borrowed from H.L. Mencken: "Writing editorials is like wetting your pants while wearing a blue serge suit. Nobody notices and it leaves you with a warm feeling."
In 1978, he published Letters from Lilac, with illustrations by Duncan MacPHERSON, a collection of the whimsical columns he had written in The Globe as fictional letters from Clem Watkins Jr., a rural Pepys reporting on the state of the nation from the imaginary town of Lilac, Saskatchewan. Mr. BAIN, who wrote five times a week, had invented Clem and Lilac as comic relief for himself and his readers.
He worked at the Star for six years until he resigned to take up an appointment as director of the journalism school at King's College in Halifax in 1979. Writer Stephen Kimber, who still teaches at the school, was one of Mr. BAIN's early hires. He remembers a time, probably in 1980 or 1981, when Clark Davey was visiting Halifax. "George, who had a habit of dropping in on the all-night production sessions for the school's weekly newspaper, dragged him along. They arrived somewhere around 2 in the morning and were quickly put to work writing headlines for The Monitor. That they cheerfully pitched in left a real impression on the students."
Although Mr. BAIN had officially left daily journalism for academe, he kept on writing columns and articles for a number of outlets. In the 1980s and '90s, he wrote regular columns for various outlets, including a media column in Maclean's, features for Saturday Night, a wine column for Air Canada's En Route magazine and a national affairs column in Report on Business magazine. With a change of editorship at the Report On Business magazine, Mr. BAIN was dropped, a decision he took very hard.
Having disappeared from The Globe once before, he was determined to write a final column to mark his exit this time. The Globe wouldn't print it, citing a policy of not publishing final columns, but the Toronto Sun's Douglas FISHER had no such qualms. "The eventual final parting has been in the works for some time in circumstances of extraordinary unpleasantness… and when I sat down this morning… ready to add another to what must be more than 3,000 columns, on this page, I found myself asking, 'What in hell am I doing here?' " In a final word to his readers, he wrote: "I'll be seeing you around. But not here, not here."
Always acerbic, often testy, Mr. BAIN got grumpier as the decades passed. In 1994, he published his most serious book, Gotcha: How the Media Distort the News, a heavily researched critique of the way journalists (mainly from a generation younger than his) covered news and especially political stories. Derived mainly from his media column in Maclean's, Mr. BAIN was particularly incensed about the way broadcast and print journalists had covered the Mulroney government: "The most intense and unrelenting campaign of denigration that any Canadian government has faced at least this side of the Second World War."
Journalists have both power and influence, so having someone with the integrity and credentials of Mr. BAIN take them to task on ethical issues is both useful and instructive. But he seemed incapable of mixing any wine with his vinegar in Gotcha, with the result that he often sounded simply sour.
The BAINs continued to live in Nova Scotia after he retired from teaching at King's, having bought a property and built a home (with a cellar for his vintage wine collection) on the water in Mahone Bay. Carleton University gave him an honorary degree in 1983 and so did King's in 1986. Although he never was appointed to the Senate, like his old boss Dic DOYLE, he was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2001. He travelled to Ottawa for the investiture and made a witty speech, but, by then, he had begun his serious decline into Alzheimer's disease. Old habits continued, and he was still trying to write in the fall of 2004 when he could no longer live on his own and moved into a veterans hospital.
George BAIN was born in Toronto on January 29, 1920. He died in Halifax on May 14. He was 86. He is survived by his son Christopher, two grandchildren and his three younger siblings and their families.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
CROZIER, Hulda " Huddie" Vivian (née JAMIESON)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21st, 2006, at Pine Grove Nursing Home where she had been a resident since November 2003. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick on May 28, 1923 she was the daughter of Sydney and Jennie (WARD) JAMIESON. She graduated from Campbellton High School in 1941 receiving the Lieutenant Governor's Medal. Prior to her marriage she worked for a period of time with Canadian National Railways. She is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Glendon "Spud"; two loving daughters, Jane CROZIER- ELLIS (Hugh) of Bathurst and Diane CROZIER of Moncton one special granddaughter Lauren ELLIS. As the youngest child in a close and loving family of seven brothers and sisters, she is survived by her sister, Mrs. Florence LYON of Etobicoke, Ontario brother Doctor James JAMIESON of North Bay, Ontario and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Lloyd "Lanky", Harold and Laine JAMIESON and sister Bernice HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. During her lifetime Huddie maintained a strong commitment to family and an optimistic outlook at all times. She displayed an attitude of caring and a devotion to helping others, especially the elderly. She was a longtime member of the United Church, the United Church Women and the Canadian Parkinson Society. She valued and cultivated the many personal Friendships she made over the course of her lifetime. She derived her greatest joy from family gatherings, good food, a great bridge hand a colorful joke. She loved music, reading and reciting poems and was well known for her quick wit and embellishment of any story worth telling and what story wasn't! Funeral service was held May 24th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. from Saint Paul's United Church with Rev. Dr. William RANDALL and Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Parkinson Society or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home. www.mcadamsfh.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
MOORE, Raymond Edward, P.Eng.
Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (1949-1988)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death on Wednesday May 24, 2006, of Raymond MOORE at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus. Ray was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, on April 30, 1926, the son of the late Leo A. MOORE and the late Berthenia T. MOORE (O'CONNOR.) He was the cherished husband of fifty years of Barbara J. MOORE (MOONEY.) Also surviving are their children Mary E. MOORE (Jean-Claude TANGUAY) of Toronto, Maureen G. MOORE, John L. MOORE (Jennifer A. ROWAN), Raymond A. MOORE (Nicole D.) and David P. MOORE, all of Ottawa. He was predeceased by infant daughter Mary Diane in 1966. Ray is survived by his grandchildren Philippe C. MOORE, Michel L. MOORE, Rachel G.R. MOORE and Eric D.R. MOORE. Ray is also survived by his loving sister Helen M. ROSS and her husband Cyril B. ROSS of Woodstock, New Brunswick and their children Raymond L. ROSS (Marjorie ALLISON- ROSS) of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Mary Ellen ROSS (Blair DWYER) of Victoria, British Columbia, and John J. ROSS (Megan SANDEL) of Brookline, Massachusetts. Ray was predeceased by two brothers-in-law, John P. MOONEY (Rosemond I. MOONEY,) Patrick J. MOONEY of Saint John, New Brunswick, and one sister-in-law, Geraldine M. MOONEY of Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick. Surviving are four sisters-in-law, M. Kathleen MacDOUGALL (the late Joseph A.,) Constance T. MARR (the late Ralph B.,) Gertrude M. MOONEY all of Saint John, New Brunswick, and Evelyn L. MORRIS (Denis J.), Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ray will be missed by his many relatives, Friends and colleagues. Ray received his engineering studies at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Technical College, Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1957-1958, he attended The International Training School for Aerial survey, Delft, The Netherlands. In 1968-1969, he participated in studies at The National Defence College, Kingston, Ontario. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home 1255 Walkley Road (east of Bank) Sunday May 28, 2006, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday May 29, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday May 30, 2006, to Holy Cross Church, 685 Walkley Road, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10: 30 a.m. Interment will take place at Hope Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario. In memoriam donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes 613-235-6712

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
ROSS, David Alexander
Peacefully on Wednesdy, May 24, 2006 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in his 83rd year after a brief illness. Predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Eleanor. Survived by daughter Andrea DUNCAN and her husband Malcolm and son Duncan ROSS and his wife C.J. Proud Grampa of Benjamin Jackson ROSS. An eighth generation Canadian, Dave was the son of Harold "Rusty" ROSS whose pioneer Scottish family was involved in the building of Winnipeg. Dave served Canada as a Lieutenant in the 8th Cdn Reconnaissance Regiment 14th Canadian Hussars in World War 2 from 1943 to 1945. 38 year employee of Royal Trust Company of Canada in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Hamilton and Toronto. At Dave's request, no services will be held and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. He was a great man. We will miss you Dad. Arrangements made with Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville, 905-844-2600. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca please place ROSS on the subject line.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-06 published
HOWARD, J.F., Q.C.
On Saturday, June 3, 2006 Jake died at home surrounded by his family and Friends, having lived a full and accomplished life full of love, laughter and with almost all of his ambitions and wishes fulfilled. He will be sorely missed by his wife of 55 years, Nancy, his children, their spouses and grandchildren, Gillian Peter and Leslie; Ian, Robin, Christopher, Daniel and Rachael and Margot, Peter, Jake and Anne. All of the family always felt his love, support and delight in their successes and sought his wisdom and gentle counsel when things went awry. After serving in Canada's navy Jake graduated with a B.Comm. from the University of Toronto and then from Osgoode Hall. Jake was a partner at Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP, where he began his practice of law in 1953. He was called to the Bar in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta and was named Queen's Counsel in 1966. His practice was commercial litigation before all levels of all courts and he participated in numerous special inquiries and administrative tribunals. He was a member of the Advocates Society, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the first recipient of the Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Outstanding Advocacy in 1990. He was known for his ability to analyze cases quickly and completely and was a confident and accomplished advocate. He was also a natural teacher and a mentor to many young lawyers, both in his firm and throughout the profession. When Jake reduced his legal practice, he was appointed a Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission where he gladly contributed his wisdom and experience. Jake was an exceptional athlete being an accomplished skier, fly fisher, golfer, sailor and horseman, the latter being an interest which would occupy an important place in his later years. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodbine Entertainment Group from the mid-eighties, having served as Chair and then Honourary Chair at Woodbine where he was deeply respected for his work that ensured thoroughbred and harness racing in the Province of Ontario continued to thrive. Winning a major stakes race at Woodbine remains an unfulfilled wish, but perhaps that's yet to come. The family would like to express their deepest thanks to all of the health care professionals who cared for Jake and made it possible for him to enjoy life and then to die at home, as he wished. Particular thanks to Doctor Vincent MAIDA and Kim JOYCE for all of their support at home and to Doctor Pauline PARISER, a wise, wonderful and caring family physician. We would also like to thank Judy TUTTY, Jake's 'right hand' of so many years and his Friends John S. BURNS, Alan CAVENAGH, John R. EVANS, Donald ROSS, and David WILLMOT who provided love and support throughout his illness. Woodbine Racetrack is the location chosen for a celebration of Jake's life where Friends and family will gather on June 23 in the Northern Dancer Room from 3: 30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m., share memories of Jake, and perhaps participate in the sport he loved. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (www.pmhf.ca) would be appreciated by the family.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-27 published
DOUGHERTY, Patricia Eileen (née ANGLIN) (1941-2006)
Peacefully on June 24th, 2006. Pat will be very sadly missed by her children Shannon ROSS (Andrew) and Shawn DOUGHERTY (Jennifer,) and by her partner Russ PEEL. Pat was the much loved and doting grandmother of Kathleen ROSS and sister of Brenda BARDEN (Al) Ron ANGLIN (Barb) and Margaret CAMPBELL (Neil.) Pat loved her family and Friends very much, and her happiest times were spent in their company. Her family offers their sincere gratitude to the nurses on 1-East at Markham Stouffville Hospital for their genuine compassion and excellent care. Arrangements in care of Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham, (4 lights north of Hwy. 7) 905-305-8508. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 29 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-15 published
TRIMBLE, Heather Anne (née SCHOFIELD)
Passed away peacefully and courageously at Sunrise Senior Living Centre in Richmond Hill on Sunday, July 9 at the age of 76. Daughter of Agnes and Whitehead SCHOFIELD, sister to Ian SCHOFIELD and Agnes ROSS and mother of Malcolm, Andrew and Jennifer. Heather will be missed by her nine grandchildren, five nieces and nephews and the staff at Sunrise who provided the same level of care, attention and comfort that Heather provided to her patients while she was a nurse at Toronto General and Sunnybrook Hospitals. At Heather's request, cremation will be followed by a private family funeral. Her memory will be celebrated at a memorial reception to be held on Saturday, August 5, 12: 00-3:00 p.m. at 3 Guinevere Court (Yonge and Major Mackenzie Drive), Richmond Hill (905.883.0867). If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
COLSON, Harry Osborne
At Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto on July 14, 2006. Born March 31, 1916. son of the late Harry Arthur and Dorothy Lynden COLSON. Loving brother of James Hall COLSON (Lucille WORKMAN,) the late Margaret Alice COLSON and the late Joan Lynden NEILD (Dudley.) Loving uncle of James Delano-Osborne COLSON (Barbara Ann KREUGER), Peoria, Illinois; De Ann COLSON- HADDOCK (Thomas), Toronto; Lynden Dorothy (née NEILD) BOHLEN, Brazil; Susan Margaret (née NEILD) ROGERS (Peter), Whitby. Great uncle of David James Delano COLSON, Shawna Elizabeth COLSON, Michael Thomas HADDOCK, Christopher James HADDOCK, Sabrina BOHLEN, Nicola ROGERS and Lisa ROGERS. Oz will be missed, especially, by his cousin Edward "Ted" Douglas GOODERHAM, his wife Judy and their children, Cynthia "Cindy," Anne ROSS (Bernie), Rebecca "Becky", Anne ROINILA (Leo), John Edward GOODERHAM (Margaret) and Becky's children, Phillip and Nadine VESSIO. He will also be missed by his many skating pupils/families, colleagues and Friends. A private funeral service will be held with interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A public celebration of his life will be held in the autumn of 2006. Donations in Osborne's memory may be made to the "Skate Canada Athlete Fund", 866 Shefford Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, K1J 1H9.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-21 published
GORDON, David
On Thursday, July 20, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital. David GORDON, dearly beloved husband of Sybil GORDON. Loving father and father-in-law of Alan and Tobi, Barry and Marcie, and Barbara Gordon DAVIS and Fred DAVIS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ethel and Irving GOLDSMITH of Montreal, Jules and Nettie GORDON, and the late Anne ROSS, Bill KAPLAN, Rose FRANKENBURG, Reuben (Sonny) GORDON, Ada WEISS, and Harry KAPLAN. Devoted grandfather of Jonathan, Jenn, Michael, Joanna and Miklos, and Sam. Special thanks to Christie TOLOSA for her love, support, and care, and to the staff of Meighen Manor and Sunnybrook Hospital. Service at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) on Friday, July 21st at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. For further information kindly call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel at 416-663-9060 or visit www.benjamins.ca. If desired, donations may be made to the David Gordon Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundati on, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
ROSS, Mary Beatrice Graham (formerly BILLINGS)
Peacefully, in the company of her children, at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital on October 2, 2006 in her 88th year, after a lengthy illness following surgery in 2004. Mary was born in Kingston, Ontario, to Doctor Stanley and Beatrice GRAHAM and continued the family tradition of attending Queen's University. She was blessed in her marriages, first to Lt. Col. George Michael (Jim) BILLINGS who passed away in 1966, and then to Col. Richard (Dick) ROSS, who also predeceased her. She is survived by her devoted children, Rosemary, Jane (Ronald THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and Michael BILLINGS (Karen PHILLIPS,) her stepson Ken ROSS (Eileen,) stepdaughter Wendy EVES (Frank) and her sister, Barbara MUNRO. Her brother, Dr. Eric GRAHAM, predeceased her. She doted on her grandchildren, Robin BRENT (John), Alison BOOTH, Alexandra and Graham BILLINGS and Erin and Ian ROSS. Persuaded by her husband, Mary reluctantly became a high school teacher in 1961, teaching in Almonte, Germany, Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Ottawa and, lastly, Lisgar Collegiate, where she was an awesome Math teacher until she retired in 1978. She was the adored backbone of our family and will be deeply missed. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa, at 1: 00 p.m. on Friday, October 6th. Interment at Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Interval House of Ottawa-Carleton, 55 Eccles Street, Ottawa, K1R 6S3 or St. Bartholomew's Church would be appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-18 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, William Alexander " Bill"
(Life Member Of The Toronto Real Estate Board, Rolls Royce Owner's Club, Royal Automobile Club Of England)
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at the Village of Erin Meadows Long Term Care Centre, on Sunday, October 15, 2006, at the age of 92. Bill was the dearly loved husband of the late Mary Louise EASTMAN. Loving Dad of Mary STEWARD/STEWART/STUART- ROSS and William David (Bill) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and the late Jane HUNTER. Much loved grandfather of Jennifer and J.J., Rebecca and Cameron, David and Maxine, Samantha, Andrew and Sarah, and great-grandfather of Seaton Stewart and Alex Mary. He will be fondly remembered by his dear friend Mary LANGAN, and his extended family and Friends. Special thanks to Gail, Penny, Donovan and the entire staff at the Village of Erin Meadows for their extraordinary compassion and care. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, October 19, 2006, at 1 p.m. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-21 published
WEBBER, Diana Louise (formerly GRAY/GREY, née MacBRIEN)
Louise died tranquilly at home, surrounded by her family in the afternoon of 19 October, 2006. Predeceased by her parents Major-General Sir James Howden MacBRIEN and his wife Nellie Louise ROSS of Port Perry, Ontario, and by siblings Julia Clarissa TEMPLETON, James Ross MacBRIEN, William Ross MacBRIEN and Michael Desmond MacBRIEN. Her half-sister, Lynette KELLER, of Ladysmith, Quebec, and her dear cousin Joe MacBRIEN of Toronto survive. Mourning Louise's passing are her husband Brigadier-General Michael H.F. WEBBER (children, Christopher, Jennifer and Peter) and Louise's children, Michael Ross GRAY/GREY (Elizabeth), Brien Gordon GRAY/GREY (Barbara and children Rebecca and Adam) and Bruce Garstang GRAY/GREY (Teresa and children Sydney and Charlotte) all of Toronto, Ontario, and Diana Jane GRAY/GREY (Peter ABRAHAMS and children Seth, Ben, Lily and Rosie) of Cape Cod. Louise had a passion and flair for artistic creativity and design, which gave her much pleasure in life. She dedicated herself to her children as a loving and nurturing mother and, latterly, as the devoted wife of Michael Webber. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, 24 October 2006 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, 25 October 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment of Louise's ashes will take place subsequently in the presence of the immediate family.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
BRYDON, Robert Wawn
Born London, England and died, after a lengthy illness, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 24 October 2006 in his 64th year. Robert is survived by his father, John W. BRYDON, and was predeceased by his mother, the late Susan Hore ROSS. He is survived by his beloved wife Maria Alice SADEK and his dearly loved children Anthony and Alexandra in Brazil and Philip and Naomi in Australia. Loved brother of Ann (Alex) CHISHOLM and dear uncle of Douglas (Bonnie,) Ian (Lisa) and Colin (Stephanie) and their children Callum, Neve, Andrew and Evan. Missed by his dear Friends from around the world and especially the Neffa and Sadek families in Brazil. Robert spent his early childhood in Argentina and Uruguay and moved to Canada, with his family, in 1955. He attended Concordia University in Montreal, studying economics and political science. On graduation he joined the Royal Bank of Canada and served with distinction in the international banking field. His long and successful career took him to a variety of assignments in South America, Europe and Australia. He retired in 2002, settling in Brazil with his family. Despite a lengthy illness, he continued to pursue a variety of interests. He had a long life passion for an eclectic mix of music, he read extensively and was infinitely interested in the world around him. He undertook genealogical research, loved to travel, and enjoyed his garden. Robert cared deeply for his Friends and family. He was compassionate, witty, generous, intelligent, always elegant, and kind. He accepted his final illness with courage and strength and died as he had lived -- a truly gentle man.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-06 published
SCHMIDT, Kathleen Mary (née PLUMBTREE)
Passed away peacefully in Toronto at the age of 91 on Wednesday, November 1, 2006. Kathleen was the beloved wife of the late Zdenek SCHMIDT and the late Harley MORDEN. Loved mother of Mary MORDEN and Harley MORDEN. She was the devoted grandmother of Sarah, Britta, Spencer and Kelsey. Sadly missed by her great-grandchild, Royal. For 50 years Kay was the dear friend of her boss and champion the late Eddie GOODMAN, Q.C. Kay will be lovingly remembered by the Hruby-Holy family - Thomas and Dominique in Prague, Jaroslav, Fran, Michael and Matthew in Montreal as well as many other relatives and Friends. We would like to thank the wonderful staff, past and present at Central Park Lodge, Spadina, who showed Kay the utmost kindness and care along with her faithful companions there, Angela TENENBAUM, Lorna ROSS and Jim TRACEY. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto, (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), Friday, November 10, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held in Blessed Sacrament Church 24 Cheritan Ave. Toronto, (west off Yonge Street, first street south of Lawrence Ave.) Saturday November 11, at 11 a.m. Interment Maple Cemetery (north side Major MacKenzie Doctor east of Keele Street). If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society, Suite 500, 2323 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9, would be appreciated by the family.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-09 published
EAGLETON, Madge (née BREWSTER)
Passed away at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, in her 100th year. Loved wife of the late Stuart EAGLETON. Predeceased by her parents, W.S. and Belle BREWSTER, sisters Constance BREWSTER, Marion ROSS and Isobel JOYCE and brothers Harold BREWSTER and Doctor Walter BREWSTER. She will be remembered with great affection by her nieces and nephews and their families; Janet ROSS, John JOYCE (Pamela), Roger JOYCE (Betsy) and Stephen BREWSTER (Marnie) and great nephew Alec ROSS. Madge also leaves her dear friend Joan ROGERS cousin Barbara DAVIS, and "adopted" nieces and nephews, Christine STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Rory, Peter and Colin LEISHMAN. During World War 2, Madge was employed as Personnel Director for Women at Otis-Fensom, where the making of elevators was greatly expanded to make anti-aircraft guns. From then, until retirement, she was on the staff of the Hamilton-Wentworth Children's Aid Society in the adoption department and later as assistant to the Director. After retirement, Madge volunteered with Telecare, Meals-on-Wheels and was an active member of East Plains United Church and the Burlington Garden Club. The family would like to thank the Red Cross Workers, Community Care Access and Doctor L. CHALKIN for all their care. Cremation has taken place. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to East Plains United Church or the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. A Memorial Service at East Plains United Church, Burlington will be held at a later date. www.smithsfh.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-30 published
BLOOMBERG, Doctor Max Louis
(Formerly of Montreal).
Peacefully in his sleep at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto, November 29, 2006, aged 84. Beloved husband of Mary Ann (née PERME;) father of Sylvia, England; Natasha (Richard ROSS,) Toronto, and Jacob (Louise,) Houston. Proud grandfather of Alex and Jefferson HOPKINSON Elia Bloomberg ARAUJO; and Matt and Eric BLOOMBERG. Private funeral Friday December 1, followed by cremation.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-30 published
McKAY, Ian William
Died suddenly at home on Thursday, December 28, 2006 in his 63rd year. Husband of Alison, father of Lani and Scott, father-in-law to Mario TURCO and Kelley SULLIVAN, and grandfather of Mackenzie and Henry. son of Laura McKay ROSS (née CARBERRY) and brother of Robert. Ian served with distinction for many years as a civilian member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service and with Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and later with the Royal Bank of Canada. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive). In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-30 published
ROSS, Kevin Andrew
Suddenly on Friday, December 29th, 2006 at the age of 20. Dearly loved son of Doctor David J. ROSS and Anne DUMBRILLE- ROSS. Loving brother to Sarah, Heather and Jennifer. Grandson of Doctor Roderick C. ROSS of Toronto and his wife the late Margaret Anne; John and Doris DUMBRILLE of Ottawa. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, January 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 3rd at Northminster United Church, 676 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to Lakeridge Health-Oshawa Pediatric Unit would be appreciated by the family.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-30 published
WATT, James Richard
Past President - Kiwanis Golden K, Barrie Chapter
Passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie with his family by his side. James WATT, formerly of Brantford, aged 79 years. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee ROSS) for 57 years. Loving father of Sara and Ross (Judith.) Cherished Gampi to Andrew HOPKINS, Christine BARFITT Jr., Ian HOPKINS, Savana HARTLEY, Alyssa HARTLEY and Lauren WATT. Survived by his sister Janice KNEALE of Brantford. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes (Clapperton and Worsley Streets) Barrie, on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Cremation. A private family interment will be held in Brantford at the later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Victoria Hospital's "I Believe" campaign would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-06 published
CARTER, Albert John " Alf"
Entered into rest suddenly on Monday, January 2nd, 2006. Albert John CARTER, in his 86th year, was the beloved husband of Doris JONES of Cannington. Loving father of Yvonne CANNON of Cannington. Predeceased by two sons Keith CARTER (1996) and infant son Colin. Dear brother of Lill ALEXANDER of Ajax, Muriel CHALMERS of Whitby and David CARTER of England. Dear Grandad of Robert (Kathy) CANNON, Timothy (Kathy) CANNON, James (Lori) CANNON and Andrea (Colin) KAY. Great-Grandad of Kaitlin and Taylor, Tim and Jacqueline, Marley, Carter and Ethan and James ROSS. Dearly remembered by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service for the family took place at the Thorne Funeral Home in Cannington followed by cremation. As a remembrance, donations to the Children's Wish Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated by the family.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
MEYER, Ewald
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, January 7th, 2006 at Trenton Memorial Hospital at age 78. Beloved husband to Joan ROSS. Will be sadly missed by his daughters Barbara ROSS and Beverley ROSS and son Alexander David ROSS. Cherished by all of his grandchildren. Friends may visit The Pine Hills Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Rd., north of St. Clair., 416-267-8229) on Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, January 12th, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral service and burial to follow. Donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.
"To my one and only true love, my soul mate, love of my life you will always be in my heart, now and forever. I love you dearly."

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
ROSS, Jeanne Gertrude
At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Wednesday January 11, 2006. Jeanne ROSS beloved wife for 55 years of the late Clifford ROSS (2004.) She is survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy LECLERE and a number of nephews, nieces and special Friends. At Jeanne's request there will be no funeral service. Interment to take place at Barrie Union Cemetery on Saturday January 14, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. The family expresses their thanks to Whispering Pines Retirement Home, Barrie. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Cancer Care Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie or the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Barrie Branch. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home "Georgian Chapel", 705-737-2040.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
HUTCHINS, Margaret (formerly TERRY)
Lovingly cared for by Robert and his wife Judy while suffering from Alzheimer's. On Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 at the age of 88. Predeceased by husband Bruce TERRY and Clayton HUTCHINS, as well as brothers John and Charlie ROSS. Dearest mother of Robert, George and Gregoire (Joan). Fondly remembered grandmother of Robert and his wife Judy and Michelle and her husband Michael Noël SMITH. Loving great-grandmother of William and Victoria. Survived by her sister Mary TAGGART. Funeral service to be held at St. Paul's United Church, 454 Rebecca Street, Oakville, Ontario on Friday, January 20th at 1 o'clock with visitation starting at noon. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Ward Funeral Home, 905-844-3221. Condolences may be sent to margaret.hutchins@wardfh.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
WALSH, Alice Josephine (née McCABE)
Peacefully on January 17, 2006, at Specialty Care, Mississauga, in her 89th year. Loving aunt of Anne (Michael) REINING, Bill (Carol) PLENDERLEITH, Cathy ROSS (Doug JONES) and Margaret (Bob) MEARS. Dear sister-in-law to Jim PLENDERLEITH. Predeceased by her sisters Mary and Catherine and brother-in-law Ken ROSS. Alice will be sadly missed by her many other relatives and Friends. Alice was a graduate nurse of St. Michael's Hospital. She then served overseas in World War 2. Alice was a proud member of the Nursing Sisters Association of Canada for 61 years. She was a longtime care worker at Baycrest. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Saturday from 9: 30-10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Carmel Heights, 1720 Sherwood Forest Circle on Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Saint John's Albion Cemetery, Caledon East. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alice's memory to Carmelite Sisters of Canada would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Sisters and staff at Carmel Heights and the staff at Cottage House, Specialty Care, Mississauga for their kind and loving care of Alice. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
WALSH, Alice Josephine (née McCABE)
Peacefully on January 17, 2006, at Specialty Care, Mississauga, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving aunt of Anne (Michael) REINING, Bill (Carol) PLENDERLEITH, Cathy ROSS (Doug JONES) and Margaret (Bob) MEAR. Dear sister-in-law to Jim PLENDERLEITH. Predeceased by her sisters Mary and Catherine and brother-in-law Ken ROSS. Alice will be sadly missed by her many other relatives and Friends. Alice was a graduate nurse of St. Michael's Hospital. She then served overseas in World War 2. Alice was a proud member of the Nursing Sisters Association of Canada for 61 years. She was a longtime care worker at Baycrest. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Saturday from 9: 30 - 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Carmel Heights, 1720 Sherwood Forrest Circle on Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Saint John's Albion Cemetery, Caledon East. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alice's memory to Carmelite Sisters of Canada would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Sisters and staff at Carmel Heights and the staff at Cottage House, Specialty Care, Mississauga for their kind and loving care of Alice. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-24 published
RUBY, Julia Mary (née ROSS)
Peacefully at her home in Oakville on January 20, 2006, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of A. Walling RUBY and sister of Anne LEAKE. Predeceased by her son Ross RUBY. Much loved and most loving mother of Julia FOSTER (Robert), Jan RUBY (Mary THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON), Joanna RUBY, Victoria RUBY (Howard FREEMAN) and Mary RUBY (Wood HILL.) Cherished grandmother of Robert (Jenny,) Simon (Melanie,) Joanna and Jessica FOSTER; Sarah and David ARMSTRONG; Brooke and Ross FREEMAN; Julia and Isabel RUBY- HILL; and great-grandmother of Robbie. Loving aunt of Rae ZIMMERMAN, Andrea, Lisa and Martha LEAKE. Julia grew up in Toronto and attended Bishop Strachan School. She graduated from McMaster University (B.Sc.), where she met Walling. Outside of her family life, Julia devoted herself to many charitable and not-for-profit organizations, but none more than the Young Women's Christian Association. Her involvement began with War Service Overseas and was stationed in Edinburgh and London. She served as President of the Young Women's Christian Association Toronto, President of the Young Women's Christian Association Canada and, for a number of years, was a Canadian member of the Young Women's World Council, which began her involvement with African and other third world countries, through many organizations. The Family extends a special thank you to her extraordinary caregiver, Hanna GULCZ, for her compassion and kindness. A fund has been established at the Young Women's Christian Association Toronto, to honour and continue Julia RUBY's life long work for the safety and betterment of women and girls. Contributions will be gratefully received and may be made to: The Julia M. Ruby Fund, Young Women's Christian Association Toronto, 80 Woodlawn Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1C1, or by phone at 416-961-8101 Ext. 352 or on line at ywcatoronto.org. Respectfully, no flowers thank you. A Memorial Service will be held on February 9th at 2: 00 o'clock at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, north of St. Clair Avenue. Areception will follow.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
Cabbie killed by racing Mercedes
By Isabel TEOTONIO, Staff Reporter with files from Nick PRON, Henry STANCU, Dale Anne FREED and David GROSSMAN
Cab driver Tahir KHAN had just dropped off his last fare and was headed south on Mount Pleasant Rd. It was 10: 20 p.m.
Racing north were two Mercedes driven by 18-year-olds, each pushing 140 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, police say. Next to one driver was the popular video game Need For Speed.
As the Mercedes rounded a bend, the taxi made a left turn on to Whitehall Rd. A loud crash shattered the still of Tuesday night.
One of the Mercedes, a silver 1999 model, T-boned the taxi, drilling it into a utility pole, police say.
KHAN, 46, died instantly, and the driver of the mangled Mercedes escaped with just a few scratches. The driver of the other car fled, returning to the scene after ditching his car a few blocks away, posing as a bystander, police say.
It was a tragic end to KHAN's life, which was brimming with hope as he looked forward to becoming a Canadian citizen tomorrow. It was a day he'd long looked forward to, because it meant he was one step closer to being reunited with his wife, whom he hoped to bring over from Pakistan.
The accused are university students -- believed to be studying at Ryerson and York -- and both had attended St. Andrew's College, a prestigious private school in Aurora, graduating in June 2004. One played on St. Andrew's football team, and both were average students who never got in trouble, said head football coach Courtney SHRIMPTON. One of them lives a tony neighbourhood just north of the Bridle Path. Yesterday, police would not comment on whether the cars belonged to the teens' parents.
As police yesterday questioned what influence the game may have played and KHAN's Friends grappled with his death, the two accused made a brief court appearance.
"It's a horrible irony," said Det. Paul LOBSINGER about the presence of the video game, which allows players to choose high-end cars and race them through city streets while being pursued by police cruisers.
"Some have said this is life imitating art but I don't know," said LOBSINGER, adding "a game is a game, but when you get behind the wheel it's reality."
LOBSINGER described the game as an "ultra-violent driving simulation, fighting simulation and criminal simulation."
"But are games the cause?" he asked. "Absolutely not. But, it is rather ironic."
Police say alcohol was not a factor, and that it's not clear if the video game was played before the two went out driving.
"I have no words to explain why this happened," said cabbie Muhammad NASEEM, who was a friend of KHAN's. "He was a very nice man, very quiet, very polite, all the good words you can think of can be used to describe him."
Earlier this week, recalled NASEEM, KHAN had told him that he planned to return home to the district of Jhang, in Pakistan's Punjab region. KHAN's mother was ill and he wanted to be with her. He also looked forward to visiting his brother, sister and wife of 15 years, whom he's helped support since moving to Canada almost six years ago.
He was looking forward to returning home as a Canadian citizen, something he would have become during a citizenship ceremony at the Scarborough Town Centre.
"He was so excited," said KHAN's friend Munir AHMAD, while visiting the coroner's office to identify the body. "He was planning to bring his family here."
Last night, a large group of Friends gathered at the east-end apartment KHAN shared with Shahid HASAN to call his family in Pakistan and break the devastating news.
"He had lots of Friends," said HASAN, who has lived with KHAN for the last five years in Scarborough. "He was a very kind man who was helpful to everyone."
Jim BELL, manager of Diamond Taxi, said KHAN had been with the company for three years and called his death a tragedy for everyone involved.
"Those kids must be feeling absolutely terrible and the parents of these kids who were racing must be feeling devastated."
Charged with criminal negligence causing death are Alexander RYAZANOV and Wang-Piao Dumani ROSS. ROSS is also charged with failing to stop after an accident causing death.
Outside the courtroom where the two teens made a brief appearance at bail court in College Park yesterday, the aunt of one described them as "really good boys."
"It's tragic, it's horrible what happened. Now I am going to be worried about him staying in jail with criminals."
Because lawyers for the pair weren't available, the two must return for separate bail hearings -- ROSS tomorrow and RYAZANOV on Monday. Neither has a criminal record.
The two long-time Friends chatted quietly to each other as they sat in the prisoner's box.
The Crown says it will oppose their release on two grounds: public outrage over the death and the likelihood of reoffending.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
SHADNEY, Pearl (formerly BOLJKOVAC, née SUZACK)
Unexpectedly, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ontario on Wednesday, January 25th, 2006. Beloved wife of Owen SHADNEY of Burlington, Ontario and the late Dr. Nicholas BOLJKOVAC. Dearest mother of Chris (Catherine ROSS) of Maitland, Ontario, Craig (Maria Cristina Cárdenas FISCHER) of Geneva, Switzerland, Kim PEITCHINIS of Hamilton, Ontario, Kathy (Dr. Kim PARLETT) of Bracebridge, Ontario, and Karen (Mrs. Scott WEAR) of Hamilton, Ontario. Beloved step-mother of April (Mrs. Mark KLEIN) of Thornhill, Ontario, and Carol-Ann COHEN of Thornhill, Ontario. Will be missed by her sister Sylvia of Toronto. Beloved Grandma/Nana of Alicia Maria Boljkovac CÁRDENAS, Adam and Ryan BOLJKOVAC, Brittney and Blake PARLETT, and Samantha and Nicole WEAR. Beloved Step-grandmother of Alana and Matthew KLEIN. Pearl will be missed by several nieces and nephews and many Friends in the Hamilton and Burlington area. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens), Burlington, Ontario (905-527-0405) on Sunday, January 29, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where Funeral Prayers will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Reception to follow at Bay Gardens Reception Centre. If so desired, expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be sincerely appreciated by the family. The family would like to express special appreciation to the Intensive Care Unit staff at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital. Please sign the Book of Condolence at baygardens.ca or you may email the family at baygardens@cogeco.net

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
GOOD, Ethel
Peacefully at Peel Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 27th, 2006 in her 92nd year, formerly of Shepherd Manor, Agincourt. Survived by her niece Audrey ROSS, her cousins Minnie STANLEY and Ann WEBB. In accordance with Ethel's wishes cremation has taken place, a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Chapel 416-698-3121.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
STARK, Elizabeth Gertrude " Betty" (née McCLELLAND)
Our beautiful mother passed away peacefully, in her sleep, at Sunrise Assisted Living, Markham, on the morning of February 2, 2006. Predeceased by her loving husband Henry Gooderham STARK. Loving mother of Joanne ROSS (Walter), John (Chris), Tom (Marilyn), Bob (Joan), Kate (Ted MOSES), and Richard (Sherry PRIBIK). Grandmother of Sarah, Graham, Elissa, Meghan, Patrick, Michael, Jamie, Kaeli, Kristin, Matthew, Daniel, Lindsay, Gregory, Russell, Erin, Kerry, Adriana, and Calder. Sister of Margaret BARLOW of Vancouver, predeceased by brother Jack McCLELLAND of Toronto. Betty will be remembered by her children, grandchildren, Friends and acquaintances for her passion about the well-being of children, her life's love of Georgian Bay, and her endless fascination with the world around her. Special thanks to the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living, Markham, for their support and care over the last four years and, particularly, her last few days. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2 p.m. on Monday, February 6 for a Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m., followed by a reception in the Leaside Room of the funeral home. If desired, the family's wish is that donations be made to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X8 or the Georgian Bay Land Trust, 2482 Yonge Street, Box 99, Toronto M4P 3E3.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
RUBY, Julia Mary (née ROSS)
A Memorial Service will be held on February 9th, 2006 at 2 o'clock at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, north of St. Clair Avenue. A reception will follow. Friends of the family are invited to attend. (A family service and entombment has taken place.) A fund has been established at the Young Women's Christian Association Toronto, to honour and continue Julia RUBY's life long work for the safety and betterment of women and girls. Contributions will be gratefully received and may be made to: The Julia M. Ruby Fund, Young Women's Christian Association Toronto, 80 Woodlawn Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario. M4T 1C1, or by phone at 416-961-8101 x 352 or online at www.ywcatoronto.org. Respectfully, no flowers, thank you.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
ROSS, Constance
Peacefully on February 6, 2006 in Toronto, in her 83rd year. Sister of Nancy WOLFRAIM and David ROSS, and the late Douglas, Jim, and Kit ROSS. Aunt Con loved by her 13 nieces and nephews, 33 great-nieces and nephews, and 16 great-great-nieces and nephews. Con, also known as Connie, will be sadly missed by her many Friends. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of St. Michael's Hospital, and to the many caring Friends who were in touch during her illness. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Michael's Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-09 published
ROSS, Alan William
Suddenly in Burlington, Ontario on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, Alan ROSS of Burlington, in his 56th year. Beloved husband of Carol (née ARMSTRONG) ROSS. Much loved father of Michelle LAURETANO and her husband Eddy, Tami YOUNG and her husband Jerry, and Adam ROSS, all of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Natasha, Natalie, Logan and Isabella. Dear son of Nancy ROSS and the late Peter of Burlington and son-in-law of Ruth ARMSTRONG and the late Walter of Guelph. Loving brother of Donna CROSSMAN and her husband Kim of Mississauga and brother-in-law of Allan ARMSTRONG. Loved uncle of Christian and Taylor. Al was the General Manager for Mid-U.S.A. Canada and an avid Harley enthusiast. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to Burlington Breast Cancer Support Services would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Good Bye Good Bye my family and Friends My life is past I loved you all to the very last Weep not for me But courage take Love each other for my sake For those you love Don't go away They walk beside you Everyday www.smithsfh.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
GORDON, Anne (née ROSS)
Peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late John James "Shaky". Loving mother of Jo-Ann (Jack) BOUCLAIR and Jim (Christa.) Devoted grandmother of Theresa (Kevin,) Heather, Cynthia, Shane (Jessie), Krista, Jesse, and Jean-Francois. Great-grandmother to Damien, Yasmin, Britney, Alex, Kendra and Henry. Anne was a long-standing member of York Memorial Presbyterian Church. She will be sadly missed by her family, church family and many Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. A service will be held on Tuesday at 11: 30 a.m. in the Ward Chapel. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Scott Mission would be appreciated by the family. "Absent from the body, Present with the Lord"

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-26 published
ROSS, Maisie Agnes
(Former owner of Ross Variety, Toronto and Maytone Villa, Barry's Bay, Ontario)
Peacefully at Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton on Saturday, February 25, 2006 in her 96th year. Loved and adored by all who knew her. Beloved wife of the late Anthony "Tony" (February 12, 1978). Loving mother of Joy and her husband Syl BLESKIE, and Frank and his wife Martha. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Glen (Lori,) Anthony (Ellen) and Shawn ROSS; and Michael (Debbie) BLESKIE, Sherry (Joe) CLEMENT and great-grandchildren Mitchell BLESKIE, and Rachel and Eric ROSS. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of your choice.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
DOYLE, H. Joyce (née ROSS) (1921-2006)
Sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, friend. Suddenly, our beloved mother went to her final sleep on February 25, 2006. Joyce was the 8th child born to Hugh and Elizabeth ROSS (nee BEATTY.) Raised in Haileybury, Joyce survived the Great Fire of 1922. A scholar and athlete, she studied Nursing at the Hospital for Sick Children. An award winning R.N. (October '44), she trained and worked at both Thistledown and Toronto, before moving to work at the Montreal General. In Montreal, she met and married Gil, her husband of almost 52 years. Together, they returned to Toronto to open a business and raise their family. Countless hours were spent cooking, sewing, at figure skating rinks, hockey games, swimming pools, ski-slopes and boating with her family. Mom juggled roles, raising her family, volunteering with the Red Cross and Toronto Public Health and the Anglican Church Women at St. Wilfrid's (Etobicoke). She curled, played bridge and travelled extensively throughout North America and Europe. Early retirement meant freedom and the opportunity to travel without a rigid timetable. In 1975, Joyce and Gil moved aboard the boat and spent the next seven years sailing and following the sun. These were some of Joyce's fondest memories; encompassing many people, places and experiences. Returning to Canada the couple settled in Colonial Woods. They were blessed with 5 cherished granddaughters and travelled throughout Great Britain and the U.S. and Canada by motor-home. In later years Joyce travelled to Greece, Italy and Egypt, fulfilling a lifelong dream to climb the Pyramids in her 79th year. A last 'jaunt' took her back to Greece in 2002. The loss of Gil (February '02) and declining health, slowed Joyce down but her refusal to become 'an old woman' never died. Inner strength enabled Mom to overcome many of the indignities of aging. Survived by sister, Marna TEDESCO (Cochrane,) Ivan ROSS (Sydney,) children: Debbie (Dan), Ted (Lori), Peter (Sandie), Amanda and granddaughters: Shannon, Robin, Emily, Stacey and Katie. Our thanks to the devoted staff at King Gardens Retirement Residence and Cawthra Gardens Nursing Home. Funeral Service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2006 at St. Hilary's Anglican Church, 2055 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 2E6 (905-279-2304). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel (905-279-7663).

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
ROSS, Brian David
Suddenly at home on Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, in his 48th year. Beloved son of the late James and Marie ROSS. Dear brother of Richard James ROSS of Malton. Dear life-long friend of Robert DUHAMEL and his wife Nancy of Mississauga, Gord REID and Bill MYERS and their families all of Malton, cousins Mary McKAY and Margaret HUNTER and their families of Alliston. Brian will be sadly missed by his extended family at Canada Post and all who knew him. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton on Saturday, March 4th, 2006 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery. If desired, donations in Brian's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent on-line to brian.ross@wardfh.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-03 published
NUGENT, A. Lexina " Lex" (née MacGREGOR)
At the Extendicare Nursing Home, Cobourg on Thursday, March 2, 2006 in her 92nd year. Lex NUGENT (née MacGREGOR) was the beloved wife of the late Frank NUGENT and the late Alexander ROSS. Dear mother of Donnell REEVES (William) of Maryland, Barbara GRANTON (Michael) of Brighton and Patricia HOUSTON (John) of Cobourg. Grandmother of Billy FLOYD, Mitch FLOYD, Melanie FLOYD, William REEVES Jr. (Lisa), Walter REEVES (Jacquin), Michael GRANTON Jr. (Ingrid), John GRANTON, David GRANTON (Mary), Alex WELKER (Roma), Jim WELKER (Ellen), Meta DIONNE (Al) and John HOUSTON Jr. (Lorrie). Also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by 1 brother and 6 sisters. Friend of Mary PLATER of Collingwood. At Lex's request there is to be no funeral or visitation. Cremation with entombment at the Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter, Cobourg. If desired, donations in memory of Lex can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements by the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, 905-372-5132. Condolences to www.MacCoubrey.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-07 published
DZIEDZIC, Paul Steven
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Paul DZIEDZIC, on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the Ian Anderson House, Oakville. Paul, loving husband of Mary Louise. Loving father of Katherine, Andrew and Matthew. Dear son of Aden and Eugenia. Son-in-law of Walter and Margaret ROSS. Brother of Irene, Vernon and Peter and his wife Mary. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and Friends. For Funeral information, please call Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home 905-844-2600. If desired, memorial contributions made to Canadian Cancer Society, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital/Wellness House of Burlington, the Juravinski Cancer Centre or Ian Anderson House would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place DZIEDZIC on the subject line.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
DESROCHES, Robert Wayne
Suddenly in Toronto on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in his 57th year. Dearly loved son of Anita and the late John ACORN of Newmarket. Father of Alan, Josh, Jody and Jamie. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Debbie and Bill LANG, Holly and Lou STRONGE, Ken ACORN, Julie CHAMBERS, Donna ROSS, Maxine COLLINS, Perry ACORN, Leona and Derek THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and Terena BOND. Special nephew of Norma BLAIR. Bob will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and Friends. Visitation from the M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486 on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Queensville Cemetery. If desired, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
POWELL, Harry H., Major
(Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals)
Of Blue Jay Farm, Ossossane. Born in Preston, Ontario on October 3rd, 1914. Died peacefully at Leacock Nursing Home in Orillia on Friday, March 10th, 2006, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Catherine Eugénie POWELL (née MacDONALD.) Lovingly remembered by his eight children: Elaine GIBSON of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Donald (Ive) of Toronto, Mary SAJECKI (Edward) of Mississauga, Anne ROSS (Jamie) of Orillia, Frances RENNIE (Don) of Ottawa, Patricia HARTMAN (John) of Lafontaine, John (Kim) of New Zealand and Joan MacMILLAN (James) of Ossossane Beach, and his 21 grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Anna PAWELKO, his sisters Kaye and Josephine, and his brothers John and Frank. Major POWELL faithfully served his country for 31 years, including overseas for the entirety of World War 2, and with the first United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon, 1958-1959. After retiring from the military, he designed and constructed a home in the country and became a gentleman farmer. He was a lover of nature and keenly interested in protection of the environment. Friends may call at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Sunday, March 12th from 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Perkinsfield on Monday, March 13th at 3 p.m. Spring interment at Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Midland. If desired, memorial donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Special thanks for the empathy and care shown by the staff of the Leacock Nursing Home.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
MAGEE, Doctor Douglas E., M.D.
At his home in Peterborough on Sunday, March 12, 2006. Doctor Doug MAGEE of Peterborough, formerly of Chandos Lake and Toronto, in his 81st year. Doug was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2 and received his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1953. Beloved husband of Rene (ROSS.) Dear brother-in-law of Dorothy ROSS. Uncle of Carolynn WATSON (Bill) and children Alanna and Ross, Alexis HAYES (Michael) and children Lindsay and Brent and Michelle ROSS (Michael) and their child Danna. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Alex ROSS. A celebration of Doug's life will be held at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield (1-877-839-2488) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-15 published
TAGGART, Mary (née ROSS)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, on Monday, March 13, 2006 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, at the age of 84. Predeceased by her husband Harry. Loving mother of Diane, Ron, Bruce, Robert, Ian and Margaret. Proud grandmother of Paul, Christopher, Derek, Jonathan, Charlene, Christine and Devon. Cherished great-grandmother of Cassandra, Nicole, Hannah, and Emma. Visitation will be held at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville (one block east of Kerr St.) on Wednesday, March 15, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
WETHERAL, Marion Audrey (PHILP)
Entered into rest at the BonAir Nursing Home in Cannington, on Wednesday, March 15th, 2006. Marion Audrey PHILP, in her 102nd year, was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Edward WETHERAL (1970.) Predeceased by two sisters Doreen ROSS and Madeline MARSHALL and two brothers Mel and Ivan PHILP. Dearly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home in Cannington on Saturday, March 18th, 2006 from 1: 00 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. Interment Necropolis Cemetery in Brock Township. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Wilfrid United Church, would be appreciated by the family.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
ROSS, Donna Lynn
Sister of Gail ROSS of Markham and daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret ROSS of Willowdale, died suddenly, age 66, March 1, 2006. Donna taught at Fairbank Memorial Public School, in the former City of York, for 37 years. During her career, Donna was awarded the distinguished Marshall McLuhan Award, as part of a team of three, for work in bringing technology into the classroom in a meaningful way. She was also The Sun Teacher of the Year and was included in the publication Teachers - Models of Excellence in Today's Classroom. Donna's unique personality made Friends wherever she went with her humour and her love of people. She was creative, inventive, generous to a fault and particularly enjoyed working with children. Residing in Markham for the past 13 years, she discovered a passion for clay, learning and teaching children. She served on the executive of the Markham Guild of Village Crafts. In her honour, the guild has created a pottery award, for children 10 and under, at the Markham Fair. Her cheery nature will be much missed by her teacher Friends and all the Friends she made during her retirement in Markham. Private cremation.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-19 published
HASTINGS, Wilma May (née ROSS)
(Life Member of A.N.A.F., Lambton 212 Ladies Auxiliary)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, March 17, 2006, in her 68th year. Wilma, dearly beloved wife of Graham, and loving mother of Cyndi (Tom FRAME,) Mary (Tim THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) and Ellen (Jeff CAMPBELL.) Dear step-mother of Barb WILSON, Mary TALLEVI, Graham, and Michael. Will be sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren, her 7 great-grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews. Sister of Stuart ROSS (Barb,) and the late Barbara (Bruce FERRIER.) Daughter of the late Helen and Jim POOLE, and William ROSS. Cremation followed by interment at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, at a later date. If desired, condolences to the family, interment information, and remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca orby calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at 705-742-1875.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-21 published
SMITH, Annie (née ROSS)
Annie passed away on March 19th, 2006 after a long battle with cancer, wife of the late Peter SMITH, will be dearly missed by her children George, Peter, Robert, Margaret, Mary, Michael and her 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Annie is survived by her sisters Sophia and Margaret. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-22 published
ROMANIUK, Taras
After a courageous ten-year battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving and devoted family at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Taras Roman ROMANIUK of Rutherglen, passed away on Saturday, March 18th, 2006, one week before his 61st birthday. Beloved husband and soul-mate to Elly; cherished father of Kari, Steph and Tanya; loved son of Stefania CHEMERYNSKA and the late Ostap (Stan) ROMANIUK of Toronto. Dear brother of Boris ROMANIUK (Karen BRADLEY) of Uxbridge, Krystyna ROSS (Glenn) of Toronto, and Roma MITCHELL (Ken) of Port Hope. He is also survived by his dear Uncle Michael CHLOEPECKY, cousins Bohdan and Zenon MANDZIUK, and Jerry EVANS (Chloepecky,) as well as his five nephews Mathew, Yvan, Andrew, Stasj (James), and Alex. Taras was a respected teacher; a treasured friend; a kindred spirit - his many talents and creativity are an inspiration to all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will follow at a later date. As expressions of sympathy to honour his life, heartfelt contributions may be made to the The House of Kin/Maison de Kin, 1889 Rue Regent Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 3Z7 or the Worldwide Wellness Pain Control Organization, 406 Algonquin Ave., North Bay, Ontario P1B 4W5. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the McGuinty Funeral Home. On-line guest book / condolences / donations: www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
HOLTZMAN, William N. " Willy"
Peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2006 surrounded by his loving family and extended family. Willy HOLTZMAN, loving son of the late Terry and Percy HOLTZMAN. Adoring father and father-in-law of Jeffery and Sherri, and Sheri. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Annette and Lorne DERRAUGH, Shirley and Bobby ROSS. Loving uncle of Shean, Geordie, Rebecca and Daniel. His humour, Friendship and devotion will be sadly missed by all. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, please call for information. Shiva 70 Covewood Street, Toronto. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Research Society, 1-888-766-2262 or Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, 416-586-8290.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
ROSS, Elizabeth Rosaline
Passed away peacefully on March 25, 2006 at Central Park Lodge in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Jack ROSS and her two sons John and Michael. She leaves behind her daughter Linda, daughter-in-law Christine and her two grandchildren Matthew and Stephanie ROSS. Born in Nackawick, New Brunswick, Betty spent most of her life in Toronto. Betty was an avid golfer, curler and bridge player. She actively pursued her interests at the Briars Golf Club and the Donalda Club. She will be greatly missed by her many Friends and all of the McGuire family. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Service in the Chapel Friday, March 31 at 1 o'clock. A reception to follow at the funeral home. If desired, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 3E2.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-28 published
HOLTZMAN, William N. " Willy"
Peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2006 surrounded by his loving family and extended family. Willy HOLTZMAN loving son of the late Terry and Percy HOLTZMAN. Adoring father and father-in-law of Jeffrey and Sherri, and Sheri. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Annette and Lorne DERRAUGH, Shirley and Bobby ROSS. Loving uncle of Sean, Geordie, Rebecca and Daniel. His humour, Friendship and devotion will be sadly missed by all. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Radom Section at Mount Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 70 Covewood Street, Toronto. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Willy Holtzman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
COFFIN, Eve
At Toronto, on March 28, 2006. Eve, in her 91st year. Dear mother of Dianne and her husband Wayne DOWLING. Grandmother of Scott and his wife Sandra, Lisa and her husband Gary ROTMAN. Great-grandmother to Tyler, Kiera and Matthew. Survived by her sister Frances DAVIDSON and the late Ruth ROSS and Esther WHITESTONE. A graveside funeral will be held at Dawes Road Cemetery, 3169 St. Clair Ave. E., Hebrew Benevolent section, Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Shiva Private. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
AMMAR, Miriam Rachel (née ORLAN)
Died on Sunday, April 2nd, 2006, peacefully and with dignity at home in the loving embrace of her family, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Beloved wife of Mark, adored mother of Ron and Judy, devoted daughter of Sam and Norma ORLAN, dear sister of Tammy and Arnie ROSS, Rosie and Ken SHELSON, loving aunt to Jared, Rebecca, Jonathan, Eric and Lee, faithful friend to Kathy and Don SEATON. Funeral at 11: 00 a.m. on Monday, April 3rd, 2006 at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation, 416-480-4483. The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude for the compassionate care given to Miriam by Doctor Ray OSBORNE and the team at Sunnybrook and Women.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
FERGUSON, Diana (née STEVEN)
Gently and peacefully, Diana passed away on April 2, 2006 at the Toronto General Hospital. She is greatly missed by her husband, The Hon. George FERGUSON, her sons Steven (Mary MALONE) and Michael (Janet RUDD,) and her daughter Diana (Douglas ROSS.) Joining them in mourning her passing are her grandchildren Sara and Andrew FERGUSON and Elizabeth and Katherine ROSS, and her innumerable Friends. Cremation will be followed by an interment at a small family ceremony. A memorial service of thanksgiving will be held on April 22 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint_James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. (at King St.), Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diana's name to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Medical Oncology Fund at (416) 946-6560.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Joan (née ROSS)
Retired Ministers' secretary with the Ontario Government. Suddenly at home on March 30, 2006. Survived and deeply missed by her husband William (Bill), daughter Karen and son Douglas. She will also be missed by her feline friend Pharoah. At Joan's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Spinal Cord Society (905-271-0589) in Joan's memory would be greatly appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
ROSS, Ann
Peacefully on March 30, 2006, in her 95th year. Predeceased by L. Burns ROSS, her husband of 49 years, and by her son James Ian. Loving mother of Alexander (Donna) and John David (Jo-Anne), and daughter-in-law Lucille. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Joseph, David, Julie, Richard and James. Dear great-grandmother of Ethan and Camryn, and will be missed by her step-grandchildren Ian, April and Peter. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Friday, April 7 at 1 p.m. Donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation would be appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-07 published
ROSS, James Hawthorn
Peacefully, on April 6, 2006, at the Village of Tansley Woods, in his 85th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Wilma (1984). Loving father of Jane (David) SMITH, Donald (Phyllis), Alan (Pat), and Andrew (Jane) ROSS. Loved grandfather of Naomi (Mark,) Clint, and Brett (Vera). Fondly remembered by many great-grandchildren and very dear Friends Marion FARNWORTH and Diane CRESS. Predeceased by his brother Robert ROSS. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at the Brant Wing of the Village of Tansley Woods, for their very kind compassion, humour and support. Friends will be received at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West (one block east of Kerr) in Oakville, 905-842-2252, on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Sunday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
'An incredibly lovely person'
To her grieving family, Lisa POSLUNS was an inspiration
Murder cut short life of joy and energy, they tell Peter SMALL
By Peter SMALL, Staff Reporter, Page B1
On a heartbreakingly brilliant day in a cemetery north of Toronto, Helen POSLUNS points to a young sugar maple arching above her sister's headstone, its buds impatient to sprout.
The family planted it in her memory two years ago.
Every March 30, Lisa POSLUNS' birthday, family and Friends decorate it with coloured balloons.
"She loved cheerful things," her sister recalls, their mother, Margie, looking on from a bench placed in Lisa's honour.
"She was full of life and energy. She was very much a glass-is-half-full sort of person."
The 38-year-old commercial real estate broker's crumpled body was found November 3, 2002, in the ground-floor equipment room of the Yorkville building where she rented an office.
A jury found 36-year-old Nelson DEJESUS guilty yesterday of first-degree murder in her sexual assault and stabbing.
At the cemetery, Helen POSLUNS clears snow from the base of her sister's headstone to reveal a ceramic flowerpot fashioned by one of Lisa's nieces, and some small pumpkins.
"She loved pumpkins," Helen recalls. "She loved Halloween."
"She was the kind of person you would never want to let go of. Never," Margie POSLUNS says.
Pardes Shalom Cemetery is the last place Helen saw her sister, just 13 days before she was murdered.
It was during the unveiling of the headstone for Helen's first and only child, Zachary, who died just one day old on March 21, 2002, of a chromosomal disorder.
"She stood there with me and my husband, holding our arms," Helen says. Afterward they walked down the gentle slope from Zachary's grave to the cemetery road, Lisa's hair blowing in the wind, Helen recalls.
Now her headstone stands beside his.
"You are our inspiration and our guiding light," its inscription reads, in part. "We will never let go of you." Also inscribed is a long-stemmed broken rose -- the family's redefinition of a Jewish symbol for a child who dies before her time.
"Lisa was really an incredibly lovely person," Helen says.
"She was like a rose, a beautiful delicate rose, and we felt like she was snapped in half. We felt like we were snapped in half."
Lisa-Ann Lauren POSLUNS was born in Toronto in 1964 to Margie and lawyer Avrum POSLUNS, a few years after the births of Helen and their brother, Steve.
She spent most of her first two years in the Hospital for Sick Children, battling gastrointestinal problems.
"For someone who struggled and fought even at that stage of her life -- she faced challenges, and met them all -- to have her life taken …" Helen says.
She attended Associated Hebrew Day School of Toronto, then York Mills Collegiate.
A good all-around student, she excelled at math and loved the arts. She took piano lessons and ballet, and tried her hand at modelling.
Two years after her father died of cancer, the family moved to the St. Clair Ave. and Avenue Rd. area and she settled into Grade 13 at Forest Hill Collegiate.
She was a cheerleader and played drums in a school band, practising with her bandmates in the POSLUNS home. "Those were good days when you heard banging and music," Margie says.
Even as an adult, Lisa kept a set of drums in her apartment.
She loved the musical Annie, John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, and was a lifelong member of the Donny Osmond fan club. He called the family after she died.
In the Talmud it says that to save a life is to save the world. By the same token, to take a life is to take the world -- a person's death affects so many people, Helen says.
Alicia ROSS, another woman killed in her prime, is buried metres from Lisa.
"When we bring flowers to Lisa, we leave a flower there for Alicia," Helen says. "I can't believe that these people aren't here any more."
Lisa earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Ryerson, graduating in 1988 on the dean's list.
She started in photocopier sales, then moved into real estate, first as an agent and then as a commercial broker.
In her scant spare time, she did charity work, particularly for children.
"She had a real heart for people who didn't have enough in life for the basic necessities," Helen says. "She was very selfless."
At work and at home, she was known as immaculate, super-organized and thoughtful. She could find the perfect gift for anybody, always wrapping it with care and adding her trademark extra touch: candy or chocolate coins.
"Lisa had her running shoes on all the time," her mother recalls. "She didn't walk, she ran. She made everything fun for me."
And she always found time for her two nieces and nephew, who called her Auntie Lis.
One of Helen's strongest images of her sister is what it was like to walk into their mom's house with Lisa already there helping in the kitchen.
She would come out chewing on a piece of celery, "and she would give you a very, very tight hug. She would give you bear hugs."
In 2000, she left her job as vice-president of a real estate company to found her own, Posluns Realty Inc. The modest office suite she leased on the fifth floor of 94 Cumberland Street, near Bay and Bloor Sts., was just a five-minute walk from her apartment.
She travelled across North America scouting malls and commercial buildings for clients, often large chains including Dairy Queen and Tim Hortons.
Jane COONEY, founder of Books for Business, hired Lisa to help her renew her lease. Soon they were Friends.
"She was very generous and would take the time I needed," COONEY recalls. "She just always gave more than she got."
Early media reports that styled Lisa as a rich, sex-in-the-city stereotype baffled the family. She was just an average working woman trying to turn her dreams into reality, Helen says.
The nine-storey building where she hung her shingle had low rents, she says. "That's why we laughed when they said it was her 'posh Yorkville office.'"
Nor are the POSLUNS the prominent family portrayed by some, Helen says. Their branch is only distantly connected to the POSLUNS involved with the Dylex clothing empire.
After Lisa died, some media coverage seemed to imply she deserved what she got, Helen says. "They went out of their way to say she was single and had no children. It was very sexist."
Some reports also focused on lawsuits she had launched against former clients, including Starbucks and Mark's Work Wearhouse, over alleged breach of contract.
Helen, a lawyer who carried on the lawsuits in Lisa's honour, won't discuss them in detail. But she called her sister a tough negotiator with strong ethics, always out to get the best deal for her clients.
"The men didn't like her because she worked harder than them," Margie says. "She was one little person in one little company."
Lots of women work hard and put in long hours, Helen says. They don't expect a killer to strike as they leave for the night.
Lisa's last day was mundane, albeit in a nice part of town.
She got her hair done at Holt Renfrew, the upscale Bloor St. W. retailer where she also bought clothes. She was acutely aware that she was the public face of her firm, virtually a one-woman operation, and had to meet company presidents looking right, Helen says.
That night, she had dinner alone at a small Bay St. eatery.
She returned to her office around 7 p.m. to prepare legal documents for the lawsuit against Mark's. "She was so upset and nervous about the case," Helen says.
Her mother called briefly. Lisa said she was leaving soon and promised to call her mom when she got home. "I hung up the phone about 8 o'clock," Margie says. "I said, 'I love you.' And she said, 'I love you,' and that was the last I heard of her voice."
This past March 30 marked the fourth of Lisa's birthdays the family has commemorated since her death.
"We try to make it through the day and stay alive," Helen says.
But the manner of Lisa's death keeps her family and Friends from finding any peace of mind.
A physically shy, modest woman, she was brutally sexually assaulted, stabbed and left with her throat slit in a dirty equipment room.
"We know what absolute hell she went through and there will never be any peace for us around her death. In this kind of death, we can't get over what happened to her and what she had to suffer through all by herself, and in such pain. She must have been beyond petrified of all she had to face, and all alone."
It's hard to sit at the family dinner table knowing she won't be there, Helen says.
To this day, they set a wine glass on the table filled with Coke and ice, Lisa's usual Friday-night drink.
For the POSLUNS family, "she is still alive and will always be alive in some way," Helen says.
"We can't accept that she's not here.
"No matter what we do, there is always sadness," her mother says.
A woman at a bereavement group said it best, Helen recalls: When someone so significant to you dies, you can never have the same life because a part of yourself has died.
"It's like being a fish on land. That's the closest anyone has put it to me."

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
O'HEARN, Mary Bridget (née McCARTHY)
Peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living on Friday April 14, 2006 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Joseph for 60 years. Loving mother of Maureen ROSS and her husband Greg, Kathleen PAYNE and her husband Dave, Joe and his wife Valerie, Michael and his wife Linda and Colleen LUMLEY. Cherished Gramma of Patrick, Kerry, Michael, Christopher, Kelly, Patricia, Scott, Dwight, Paige, and the late Taryn. Adored Great Gramma of Mya, Julia and Mason. 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. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church 921 Flagship Doctor (at Tomken) on Wednesday April 19, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
MERCIER, Ronald Francis (1943-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron MERCIER on April 15, 2006. He is predeceased by his wife Jacqueline MERCIER (née MURPHY,) and is lovingly remembered by his son Marc and daughter-in-law Shelley (Toronto, Ontario), daughter Tammy and son-in-law Peter (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and daughter Tracey (Vancouver, British Columbia,) their mother Hélène STEVENS (nee COOMBS,) sister Eleanor ROSS (Fenwick, Ontario) and brothers Larry and Shawn (Cranbrook, British Columbia), Wayne (Timmins, Ontario,) mother Agnes MENARD (Fenwick, Ontario) and grandchildren Anique, Alexander, Emma and Aerin. He will be sadly missed by all his family and special friend and partner, Leslie ROBERTS. Ron was born in Montreal, Quebec on March 22, 1943 and grew up in Timmins, Ontario. He had retired from Ontario Hydro where he had been employed for 34 years. An avid hockey, baseball and football player and devoted fan (especially the Montreal Canadiens), with a great sense of kindness and humour, he loved to tell stories about his life in Timmins and his years of dedication to Ontario Hydro. Ron's greatest love was for his family with a special and unconditional love for his children and grandchildren. They will all miss dearly their Dad and Grandad! Special thanks are extended to the nurses and physicians who cared for Ron in Intensive Care Unit East and 6 South at Hamilton General Hospital. All the staff were exceptionally professional and caring to Ron and the family during his and their time of need. For that, the entire family is extremely appreciative. Family will be receiving Friends on Friday, April 21, 2006 from 6: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home at 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto (south of Eglinton Avenue). A celebration of Ron's life will be held for family and close Friends on Saturday, April 22, 2006 in the Newbigging Funeral Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in the name of "Ronald Francis MERCIER" to either the Canadian Cancer Society (1-888-939-3333) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (1-888-473-4636).

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-24 published
GARVEY, Alfred " Alfie"
(Retired York Regional Police Officer with 37 years of service)
Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, April 23, 2006, in his 69th year. Dearly loved husband of Betsyann GARVEY of Keswick. Special grandfather of Kassandra Dawn SEDORE. Dear son of Charlotte HUNTLEY of Sutton and the late Alfred GARVEY. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Gini and Charlie CRYDERMAN, Gerry and Jane GARVEY, Frank (deceased) and Sandra GARVEY, Royce BROWN and Charlene ROSS. Son-in-law of Robert and June BROWN and the late Betsy BROWN. Loving uncle of Derek, Sheri, Elliot, Corey, Jason, Michael, John, Jason and David and great-uncle of Owen. Alfie will be missed by many Friends and relatives. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick 1-888-884-4486 on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service of remembrance will be held at Saint Paul's Anglican Church (The Queensway S. and Hollywood Dr.), Keswick on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. If desired, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-05-06 published
Officer shot dead, 2 teens in custody
By Peter EDWARDS in Windsor Nicolaas VAN RIJN in Toronto with files from Scott ROBERTS, Camille ROSS and Canadian Press, Page A1
A Windsor police officer who "couldn't wait to go to work" was shot dead yesterday afternoon while coming to the aid of a harassed family operating a Mac's Milk convenience store in a residential section of the border city.
Two 18-year-old male suspects are in custody and a gun has been seized, Windsor police Insp. Greg RENAUD told a news conference last night.
Const. John ATKINSON, 37, the father of two young children, is believed to be the first officer in the more than 120-year history of the Windsor force to be killed on duty, said Windsor police Chief Glenn STANNARD, who noted three other officers have died in car accidents.
As word of the 14-year police veteran's death rippled across the border city, the shock was palpable.
"Today the entire city mourns the loss of a dedicated individual, a committed individual who put service above self," said Windsor Mayor Eddie FRANCIS.
Police said the incident, at 2: 05 p.m. in a parking lot near Seminole St. and Pillette Rd., in a residential neighbourhood about half a dozen blocks south of the Detroit River, began when ATKINSON approached two men.
According to local residents, ATKINSON, who lived in the neighbourhood, was responding to a call for help from the Middle Eastern family who operated the milk store. They'd complained of being harassed by "white kids," neighbours said; when they told ATKINSON about it he suggested they call him if it happened again.
They did, and he responded quickly to confront the two men, neighbours said, producing his badge and identification. That's when one of the two men allegedly pulled a gun and shot him.
STANNARD said ATKINSON "approached these individuals and during this time a firearm was produced and Const. ATKINSON was shot. Const. ATKINSON was struck by a bullet, but was able to return fire."
"The two suspects," STANNARD added, "were seen fleeing the area on foot after the shooting, leaving the officer lying on the sidewalk. And it is possible, when the suspects were fleeing, some items were discarded, such as clothing."
Two 18-year-old Windsor men -- uninjured -- were arrested shortly afterwards during a massive police search, and a firearm was recovered, but police won't say if the weapon was related to the shooting.
Investigators also wouldn't say how many times the officer, assigned to the provincial anti-terrorism section, was hit. But local residents said ATKINSON was hit at least twice, once in the throat and chest.
Dennis ROCHON was sitting on his balcony in a nearby apartment building when he heard three loud shots. Rushing outside, he found ATKINSON on the pavement.
"There was no movement," ROCHON said. "There was blood all over the place. It looked like he got shot in the throat and the side of the chest. You could tell he was dead."
Another man, identified only as Terry, said he saw ATKINSON struggling, stumbling three or four metres before collapsing.
"He tried to get up, and he fell again," Terry said.
Lloyd MENARD, in the store at the time, thought he was hearing things when the gunfire broke out.
"At first, a couple of people thought they were just like poppers on the ground, but no, it was actually gunfire," he said. "My truck's got blood all over it, so those kids must have shot him right there."
After the two suspects were taken into custody, Special Weapons and Tactics teams scoured the neighbourhood for a possible third participant in the shooting, but police later said there may only have been the two suspects.
ATKINSON, a senior constable who started with the force as a cadet, was known as a "good cop," STANNARD said.
The chief, FRANCIS, a chaplain and several of ATKINSON's on-the-force Friends visited the slain officer's wife, Shelley, and his children yesterday afternoon in an effort to console the family. ATKINSON's daughter Nicole turned 7 this week; his son Mitchell is 9.
During the family visit, STANNARD said, tears flowed freely.
"You do what your heart leads you with," STANNARD told reporters last night when asked about the visit.
"It's a tragic thing, and I think the best I can do is say you share tears, and you share hugs."
STANNARD said he and the Windsor police honour guard will be in Toronto, as planned, for the annual memorial ceremony of remembrance at the Ontario Police Memorial tomorrow at 10: 45 a.m. The memorial, at Grosvenor St. and Queen's Park Circle E., commemorates Ontario police officers slain on duty.
"Our honour guard and I will be attending… obviously with heavy hearts," the chief said.

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