START o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-07 published
START, Mary Catharine (formerly WATT, FORD, née RIPSKI)
After a courageous battle with cancer in her 79th year, Mary Catharine START died peacefully on November 5th at Woodstock General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Clawson FORD, Dave WATT and George START. Loving mother of Margaret WELLS (FORD), Jan DOWNING (Rick), Dan FORD (Carol,) Larry FORD, Rick FORD (Sue,) Jim FORD (Debbie,) Steve FORD (Sheila), Joe WATT (Sue), Cathy DUMONT (WATT). Loving grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of 3. Survived by sister Elizabeth DARLINGTON (Jack,) brothers, Joseph RIPSKI (Peggy) and Louie RIPSKI (Sharon.) Friends will be received at R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, (519-539-0004), on Wednesday November 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Thursday November 9th at 1: 30 p.m. with Major Jack STRICKLAND officiating. Interment later at Tillsonburg Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Mary's memory may contribute to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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STARYK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-26 published
SCHENKMAN, Peter Quarles
Peter Quarles SCHENKMAN passed away on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006. Peter was born in New York City on December 6th, 1937. Between 1955 and 1959 Peter studied cello with Leonard Rose at the Curtis Institute. During this time he performed as a member of the Casals Festival Orchestra in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1959, shortly before graduating from Curtis, Peter successfully auditioned for Eugene Ormandy for a position in the Philadelphia Orchestra, however the United States Army drafted him and he spent the next three years in Washington as a member of the U.S. Army Band studying under Claus Adam, cellist of the Julliard Quartet. Upon his discharge in 1962, Peter won an open audition for a place in the Boston Symphony and remained with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for three years. In 1965 Peter was offered and accepted the position of principal cellist with the St. Louis Symphony by Eleazer De Carvalho. He stayed in St. Louis for two years before moving to Toronto and accepting the position of principal cellist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the invitation of Seiji Ozawa. Peter stayed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra through Karel Ancerl's (the former Music Director of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) tenure, leaving after Ancerl's death at the end of the 1974 season. While a principal cellist, Peter gave first performances of the Hindemith Concerto of 1940 (in St. Louis) and the (discovered) Haydn Concerto in C Major (in Toronto). Peter's Canadian premiers included Britten's Cello Symphony, the Schoenberg/Monn Concerto and Penderecki's Sonata for Cello and Orchestra. Peter was also a soloist under the baton of Ancerl in both the Beethoven Triple Concerto and the Brahms Double Concerto for the Beethoven and Brahms festivals that the Toronto Symphony held at the end of their 1970 and 1973 seasons. Upon leaving the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter worked as a freelance musician. He performed at the Casals festival (including three appearances as principal cellist in the late 1970s), for three years as a member of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Toronto String Quartet led by violinist Steven STARYK, and as a soloist with various chamber musicians performing throughout North America (including performances with oboist Heinz Holliger). Peter held positions with the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. In 1985, at the invitation of Janos Starker, he gave master classes in contemporary cello repertoire for the Third Annual Cello Congress held in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to his playing career, Peter was active as a contractor and orchestra manager for many musical activities, as well as contracting hundreds of jingles and recording sessions. He put together orchestras for many of the biggest film Composers of the last twenty-five years from Maurice Jarre, Jerry Fielding, John Barry and Georges-Delerue to, most recently, Howard Shore. Peter managed the orchestra of the Canadian Opera Company and for the last eleven years acted as musical contractor for Toronto's Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales Theatres, selecting and running the orchestra for musicals such as "Les Miserables", "Crazy For You" and the world premiere of "Jane Eyre". Peter worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, hosting his own show "The Art of the Collector", and writing program notes for their festival of all of Brahms' chamber music in 1977. He also worked for the Toronto radio station CJRT as a guest host, commentator, and reviewer. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Holde GERLACH, his sons Eric SCHENKMAN and Daniel Quarles SCHENKMAN, his daughter Jennifer SCHENKMAN, and his grand_son Wyllie SCHENKMAN. A visitation for family and close Friends will be held for Peter at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Monday the 27th of February, 2006 from 7-9 p.m.

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STASHICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-07 published
FONTANA, Dwayne Frederick
Suddenly at his residence on Saturday, June 3, 2006 Dwayne Frederick FONTANA. Loving husband of Marilyn FONTANA. Loving father of Kimberly Dawn of Qualicum, British Columbia, Vicky Lynn and Gary VATCHER of Whitby, Ontario., Traci Lynn and Austin WEGELIN of Fort McNeill, British Columbia, Terri Ann and David STASHICK of Barrie, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Lauren, Raquel, Amber, Brandon and Brooke. A private family funeral service was held at John T. Donohue Funeral Home. Interment took place in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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STASYSHYN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-23 published
MOORE, William Bancroft
We are saddened to announce the passing of Bill MOORE, dear husband of Honey, loving father of Glen (Carla REIPAS) and Lisa (Walter STASYSHYN,) step-father of Andrea and Cameron STARK (Jayni,) proud grandfather of Erin, Kelly and Graeme MOORE, Evan, Ryan and Alexandra STASYSHYN and Jonah STARK. Friends are invited to a celebration of Bill's life at Donalda Golf Club on Thursday, May 25th at 7: 00 p.m. Please bring your Bill Moore stories. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory to the Mississippi Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. He lived and loved well.

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STATES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-14 published
KING, Christina States (JOHNSON)
In London on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, Christina States (JOHNSON) KING, formerly of Ingersoll, in her 87th year. Survived by four children Patricia, Marilyn, Robert and Lenore, ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one brother Gordon STATES. Private family arrangements. (McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll).

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STATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
GRAY/GREY, David
Quietly went to meet the Lord, on December 30, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. David is survived by sisters Donna STATES, Marlene WATSON, Yvonne MORRIS, Brenda BERNSTEIN, his brother Ivan GRAY/GREY, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will follow visitation from 10 a.m.-11 a.m at Bates and Dodds Funeral Home, 931 Queen Street West, Toronto, Tuesday, January 3, 2006. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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STATHAKIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-26 published
BLAKE- PADAZIS, Rebecca Elaine (née BLAKE)
Surrounded by loving family and Friends at her home on Friday, December 22, 2006, Rebecca Elaine BLAKE- PADAZIS age 40 of London. Beloved wife of Stratios PADAZIS. Loving daughter of Elaine BLAKE and the late John Edward (Jack) BLAKE. Daughter-in-law of George and Chistina PADAZIS. Sister of Steven BLAKE of London. Predeceased by her sister-in-law Carol BLAKE. Sister-in-law of Mike PADAZIS and dear aunt of Jessica, Matthew and Caitlin. She will be dearly missed by many aunts, uncle and cousins. Proud godmother of Anastasia STATHAKIS of Sarnia. A graveside service will take place at Lakeview Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at Laurel Lea - St. Matthews Presbyterian Church on Saturday December 30 at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Messages of condolence may be sent to the funeral home at www.djrobbfh@ebtech.net Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home.

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STATHAKIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-28 published
BLAKE- PADAZIS, Rebecca Elaine (née BLAKE)
Surrounded by loving family and Friends at her home on Friday, December 22, 2006, Rebecca Elaine BLAKE- PADAZIS age 40 of London. Beloved wife of Stratios PADAZIS. Loving daughter of Elaine BLAKE and the late John Edward (Jack) BLAKE. Daughter-in-law of George and Chistina PADAZIS. Sister of Steven BLAKE of London. Predeceased by her sister-in-law Carol BLAKE. Sister-in-law of Mike PADAZIS and dear aunt of Jessica, Matthew and Caitlin. She will be dearly missed by many aunts, uncle and cousins. Proud godmother of Anastasia STATHAKIS of Sarnia. A graveside service will take place at Lakeview Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at Laurel Lea - St. Matthews Presbyterian Church on Saturday December 30 at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Messages of condolence may be sent to the funeral home at www.djrobbfh@ebtech.net Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home.

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STATHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-20 published
KERR, Evelyn (STATHER)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Evelyn (STATHER) KERR of London in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Don KERR of Brantford and London. Dear mother of Donald W. and his wife Shari Lou KERR of Caledon, Wayne and his wife Wendy KERR of Chatham, Bob and his wife Susan of Belleville, Calvin and his wife Debra KERR of Airdrie, Alberta and Catherine and her husband Tony MASI of Guelph. Loved by 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. with Pastor Howard IRELAND of Stoneycreek Baptist Church officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Bible Club Movement. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Evelyn KERR.

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STATKUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
STATKUS, Jule " Julie" (née KALNINS)
Born November 4, 1910 in Latvia. Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Thursday, April 13, 2006 in her 96th year. Loving mother of Gaida GULBIS of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, Dzintars (Steve) and his wife Gaile of Jackson's Point, and Rainis (Ron). Predeceased by her husband Janis and son-in-law Dzintars GULBIS. Grandmother of Benita (Vincent) VANLIEU and Tamara GOVIER. Great-grandmother of Tre GOVIER and Natalie and Sabrina VANLIEU. Lovingly remembered by her many extended family members and Friends. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in the chapel Tuesday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice in Jule's memory would be appreciated by the family.

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STATLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-08 published
FRASER, G. Hadden " Had"
Of R.R.#4 Embro (a dedicated and faithful employee of Cold Springs Farm, Thamesford for many years) passed away at Tex San Heart Hospital, San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, after a courageous struggle with Heart Disease, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Irene (HOARE.) Dear father of Lynda and Mark STATLER and Jill and Jerry CHUBERT all of New Braunfels, Texas and Grant and Neeta FRASER of Alpine, Utah. Also loved by 9 grandchildren Bobby, Amy and Alec Hadden STATLER, Lara, Nisa, Maya and Gavin Hadden FRASER, and Meagan and Nicki CHUBERT. Brother of Bruce and Thelma FRASER of Alliston and Moran and Marilyn FRASER of R.R.#4 Embro. Also sadly missed by 2 special pet dogs, his Rottweiler "Molly" and his special mutt "Doodle". Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 3 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation with Interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the Oxford County Humane Society.

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STATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-28 published
GRANT- STATTON, Cathy Anne
Peacefully surrounded by her loving Friends and family, Cathy Anne GRANT- STATTON passed way on Sunday, March 26th, 2006 at the London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, after a 3 year courageous battle with cancer. Wife and soulmate of Mike STATTON of Mossley. Loving daughter of Ethel and Clayton GRANT of Leamington and sister of Sandra (Joe) FREITAS of Brights Grove. Special friend of Steve and Shelly BURRELL, Mark and Julie, Jason, Tammy and Alisha, and Tammy YUNGBLUT. Lovingly cared for by Maryanne STATTON and Jack YUNGBLUT. A special thank you to the oncology team Doctor John CURTIS, Doctor Kathy ELSWORTHY, Marge and Vicky. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Westmount Presbyterian Church, 571 Village Green Avenue (at Wonderland), on Saturday, April 1st, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Michael STOL officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society-Breast Cancer Research would be appreciated. Westview Funeral Chapel, entrusted with arrangements.

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STATTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-07 published
STATTON, Franklin Michael Alexander
Suddenly, as the result of a traffic accident on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006, Franklin Michael Alexander STATTON in his 43rd year. Devoted husband and soul mate of the late Cathy Anne GRANT- STATTON (March 26, 2006). Dearest son of Maryanne STATTON and companion Jack YUNGBLUT of London. Cherished grand_son of Alma LOSTELL. Sadly missed by his aunts and uncle, Frances and Gordon EAGLESON, Alexia GLADDY and the late Doctor P.V. GLADDY. Michael will be deeply missed by his cousins Erin, Peter, Geoffrey, Sarah, Jennifer and Rebecca, and step siblings Tammy Lyn, Dion and Peter. Special Friends in his life were Shelly and Steve, Mark and Julie, Jason, Tammy and Alicia. Predeceased by his father, December 2001. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Westmount Presbyterian Church, 571 Village Green Avenue (at Wonderland Road), on Saturday, June 10th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Michael STOL officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Health Foundation -- Building Fund or to a charity of your choice will be appreciated. Westview Funeral Chapel, (641-1793) entrusted with arrangements.

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STAUFT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
MacKICHAN, Doctor Hugh Gerald
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital London, Ontario on Thursday, November 23, 2006 Doctor Hugh Gerald MacKICHAN in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean Lillias (MacLEAN) MacKICHAN. Dear father of James and Maria MacKICHAN of London, Ian and Jan MacKICHAN of Calgary, Alberta and Nancy MacKICHAN of Cold Lake, Alberta. Dearly loved grandfather of Gerald, J.D., Gordon, Shane and Carson. Dear brother of Ken MacKICHAN and sister-in-law Audrey MacKICHAN. Predeceased by brother Jack MacKICHAN, sisters Mary LEITHEAD (Jim) and Shirley STAUFT (Peter) and sister-in-law Evelyn MacKICHAN. A memorial service will be held at Oakridge Presbyterian Church, 863 Freele Street, London on Saturday, December 2nd at 11 a.m. with Rev. Terry INGRAM officiating. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations to Parkwood Hospital Foundation, 801 Commissioners Rd, East, London, Ontario, N6C 6A6 would be appreciated. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig, Ontario entrusted with arrangements. 519-293-3331. A tree will be planted in memory of Doctor Hugh Gerald MacKICHAN.

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STAUFT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-12 published
STAUFT, Peter (1928-2006)
Peter STAUFT of Calgary, Alberta passed away on Monday, October 9, 2006 at the age of 78 years. Peter was born in Negritos, Peru on April 2, 1928. He came to Canada at the age of six and grew up in Petrolia, Ontario. Peter attended the University of Toronto, and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Engineering. He married Shirley MacKICHAN in June of 1950, and completed his Masters degree the following year. After completing his graduate studies, Peter began a long and successful career with Imperial Oil Ltd. He and his family moved west in 1955 to Regina, and over the years lived and worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edmonton, and Calgary before returning to Toronto in 1974. Peter retired from Imperial Oil in 1983, and thereafter he and Shirley spent their winters in Sarasota, Florida, and their summers in Toronto and, later, Calgary. A devoted husband and father, Peter enjoyed golfing, skiing, hiking, and the company of his many Friends across Canada and in the United States. He had a great love of his family and Friends and will be dearly missed by all who had the opportunity of getting to know him. Peter will be remembered by his sons, Mark STAUFT (Karen MINDACH) of Calgary, and John STAUFT of Victoria, British Columbia; and by his grandchildren Taylor STAUFT and Courtney STAUFT, both of Calgary, and Ellsa STAUFT of Victoria. He is also survived by his sister Barbara HILLIS of Kitchener, Ontario, his brother David STAUFT (Bernice THOMAS) of Calgary, and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his loving wife Shirley; and by his parents, Jacob and Flora. A gathering of family and Friends will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Peter STAUFT, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Rd S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2X 3J3 Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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STAUTTENER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-15 published
PRICE, Doctor Ivan Chesley
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre -- University Hospital, London on Thursday, April 13th, 2006, Doctor Ivan Chesley PRICE of London in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Ena Frances (FRASER) PRICE and the late Helen Margaret (FRASER) PRICE. Dear father of David PRICE of London; Doctor Nancy PRICE- MUNN and her husband Doctor Barry MUNN of Hamilton; Deborah MARSHALL and her husband Ronald of London and also beloved by Brett COLLIER of London and Joanne STAUTTENER of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by his son Stuart PRICE and his brother Lawrence PRICE. Also loved by his grandchildren Brendan and Rhiannon MUNN and Stuart and Tracy MARSHALL. Dr PRICE served his country and community for over sixty years, as a member of the Medical Corps in World War 2, as a private practitioner in dermatology, attending physician at the Veteran's Hospital and teacher in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. In the personal realm, Dr. Ivan was a "Pied Piper" of children. Wherever he was, at home or cottage, they followed him: for treats, boat rides, treatment of scrapes and scratches, or just the unflagging praise of accomplishments big and small. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Children's Health Foundation, 345 Westminster Avenue, London, Ontario N6C 4V3. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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STAVELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
SINCLAIR, Robert Malcolm " Mac," C.D., (B.Sc.Mil,) B.Com.
Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, R. Malcolm (Mac) SINCLAIR, in his 85th year, beloved husband of Eileen (née ANGLIN;) dear father of Robert MALCOLM, Q.C. and his wife Catherine of Saint_John's, Newfoundland, Douglas GORDON and his partner Brenda of Ottawa, Carol Anne WATTERS and her husband Robert of Constance Bay, Ontario, and the late Nancy Eileen (STAVELEY) NEILL. Cherished grandfather of Mark, Jill, Andrew, Ian Melissa and Kaitlin, and one great granddaughter Brigid. Dear brother of M.A. Jean TOLLOLA and the late Archibald J. and Donald L. SINCLAIR. The family will receive Friends at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street, (at Barrie Street) on Friday, March 31, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham Street, (at William Street) on Saturday, April 1, at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation and Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate memorial donations to Sydenham Street United Church Memorial Fund, or to Hospice Kingston. Online Guest Book www.ReidFuneralHome.com (613) 548-7973

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STAVELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
SINCLAIR, Robert Malcolm " Mac," C.D., (B.Sc.Mil,) B.Com.
Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, R. Malcolm (Mac) SINCLAIR, in his 85th year, beloved husband of Eileen (née ANGLIN;) dear father of Robert MALCOLM, Q.C. and his wife Catherine of Saint_John's, Newfoundland, Douglas GORDON and his partner Brenda of Ottawa, Carol Anne WATTERS and her husband Robert of Constance Bay, Ontario, and the late Nancy Eileen (STAVELEY) NEILL. Cherished grandfather of Mark, Jill, Andrew, Ian Melissa and Kaitlin, and one great granddaughter Brigid. Dear brother of M.A. Jean TOLLOLA and the late Archibald J. and Donald L. SINCLAIR. The family will receive Friends at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street, (at Barrie Street) on Friday, March 31, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham Street, (at William Street) on Saturday, April 1, at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation and Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate memorial donations to Sydenham Street United Church Memorial Fund, or to Hospice Kingston. Online Guest Book www.ReidFuneralHome.com (613) 548-7973

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STAVEREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
HEUSER, Helena (VAN STAVEREN)
Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at Bowmanville Hospital on February 27th, 2006 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of the late Theodore (Ted). Cherished mother of Terry (Mark) and Derek (Theresa). Loving Oma to Taya, Kristina, Courtney, Damon and Eric. Dear sister to Elizabeth, Dick, John, Ann, Peter, and Ria. Friends and relatives will be received at The Simple Alternative, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (905-686-5589) on Thursday from 10: 30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. A Funeral Mass will follow at 1: 00 p.m. at St. Francis DeSales Church, 82 Church Street South in Ajax. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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STAVERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
CLARKE, Janice S.
Peacefully at home on February 12, 2006 at 59 years of age. Beloved wife of Grant CLARKE. Loving mother of Andrew and wife Esther STAVERT and the late Alan STAVERT (September 2005.) Dear step mother of Carrie CLARKE and Kevin McBAIN, Andrea and husband Rene SEGUIN. Daughter of Blanche and E.G. COLEBROOK (December 2005). Survived by brothers Wayne, William (Bill), Ken, Allen, Robert and families. Jan was an accomplished pianist playing at the Associate Level and taught for many years. She further enjoyed a stellar career in communications retiring from the Government Telecommunications Agency in 1995. Kind thanks and appreciation to all the wonderful nurses and doctors who have cared for Jan over the past several years with her courageous battle with cancer and cardiovascular disease. Donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5 p.m and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 12: 30 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (519-969-5841), 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor, Ontario. Cremation to follow. Please share your cherished memories online at www.familiesfirst.ca

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STAVRAKY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-21 published
STAVRAKY, Madeleine
We announce with deep regret the recent passing of Madeleine STAVRAKY, peacefully at Marion Villa in her 100th year. Madeleine leaves her son Waldo and his wife Kathleen, her grandchildren David (Michele), Thomas (Lynda) and Sarah (Doug), and great-grandchildren Alex, Michael, Johnathan and Gus. At her request there was no funeral service. The family invites you to an Open House in memory of Madeleine which will be held on Monday, March 27, 2006 from 3-5 p.m. at 275 Victoria Street, London.

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STAVRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-27 published
STAVRO, Steve Atanas, O.C.
A private funeral was held on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 followed by interment. Family and Friends are invited to celebrate his life at the family home on Saturday, April 29 from 2-5 p.m. Service at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation, 825 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto M4C 3E7, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M4S 3E2 would be appreciated.

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STAVRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-13 published
A boss out of the movies
By Edward GREENSPON
Only once in my four years as editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail did Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON phone me to discuss an editorial position the paper had taken.
It was September, 2002, the 30th anniversary of Canada's hockey summit victory over the Soviet Union. Paul Henderson, the hero of game eight, had criticized his former teammate, Bobby Clarke, for the intentional slash he had administered to Soviet star Valery Kharlamov in game six. Our editorial writer noted that Mr. Kharlamov came back to play injured in the final game, demonstrating true courage and heroism.
The editorial ran on Saturday. Ken phoned Monday morning. He loved hockey, and he preferred his hockey clean. He wanted me to congratulate the editorial writer on what he considered a fine tribute to a great player who later died in a car accident. The next day, he phoned again. "I hate to bother you, Ed," he began, "but do you think it would be possible to get me an address for Valery Kharlamov's parents?"
I said I was sure we could, but why did he want it?
"Well, I'm going to have the editorial translated into Russian, and I'd like to send it to them so they know their son is fondly remembered in Canada as a great sportsman."
Talk about your great men. Ken was a class act. In an era of megalomaniacal media barons, his personal integrity -- as vast as his wealth -- was the bedrock on which the reputation of The Globe and Mail rested. As far as I could tell, he read every word of the paper, even having it delivered to him on holidays outside the country.
But he didn't believe in interfering; it was a matter of philosophy. As with his other businesses, he abided by the principle of hiring managers in whom he had confidence and allowing them to do their thing.
Of course, The Globe is a bit different from most businesses, in that its product is so public and so tied to the public interest. Of all his businesses, he told me, The Globe was the one that would draw the most comment.
Periodically, he passed on replies to letters and notes petitioning him to ensure that this cause or that would garner coverage, or complaining of a particular story. He was always unfailingly polite, but firm that such matters should be taken up with the editors. He once told someone demanding intervention that, seeing as he would never argue for his own interests, how could he justify advocating on behalf of somebody else?
That kind of response from your chairman and shareholder infuses a news organization with untold confidence to do its work properly.
It's not that he was without views. I once made a rare visit to his office and found him re-reading an article on a judicial issue, which he had carefully underlined. On another occasion, he gently criticized our treatment of obituaries. His analysis of the shortcoming was spot-on. He worked in newsrooms as a young man and I came to appreciate that he wasn't just a newspaper owner but a complete newspaper man. Thanks to his comments, we improved our obituaries page immeasurably.
Just last month, Ken sent me a note, saying he had jotted down some personal thoughts after the death of his great friend Steve STAVRO. He wondered if they might be appropriate for the paper's "I Remember" column. "The Globe's editorial decisions, I respect, are sacred and I would be the last to violate that, so please use absolute editorial discretion in either using the piece or tossing it in the basket. Either way, I will fully understand it."
It is a measure of one's true power, and grace, to exercise restraint in its use. Ken meant it when he said he would understand if I thought his piece did not work. He cared about the paper and respected all the men and women who put it out. He was unstintingly upbeat and supportive. And he loved a good laugh.
A couple of months after I became editor, he invited me to his office, ostensibly to select the painting from his collection that would grace The Globe's front page that Christmas, but more, I suspected, to take a fuller measure of his new editor.
He showed me around his office, replete with exquisite figurines and other pieces from his various collections. Ultimately, Ken, his wife, Marilyn, and I walked over to the nearby Simpsons tower to go through the art gallery.
It was a wonderful afternoon. As we went downstairs, Marilyn said: "Kenny, I parked downstairs. I think I'll just get the car and meet you at home." They kissed and she departed.
Then he and I walked along Queen Street back to his office, and I was struck by the fact that they didn't appear to have a chauffeur. "Do you drive yourselves?" I asked.
Slightly confounded, he looked down on me (he was several inches taller) for a moment. Then he broke into a big smile, smacked me across the back, and said: "Of course. I like to think I've still got it."
Whatever it was, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON had it. He was the kind of proprietor you expect to find in the movies. Except, for us, he was the genuine article.

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STAVRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-20 published
She sold the first hot dog at the Air Canada Centre
By Danny GALLAGHER, Page S7
Toronto -- Bessie LAMSON, who worked hard all her life, died at the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, Ontario, on June 24. She was 107.
Over the years, Ms. LAMSON toiled as a maid, put in time on an assembly line, worked at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens when it was first built in the 1920s and sold the first hot dog at the Air Canada Centre in 1999.
Born on February 8, 1899, she was the eldest of eight children born to Charles and Charlotte LAMSON, descendants of Empire Loyalists who had settled in Cardinal, Ontario She left home in her early teens to work at a hospital across the St. Lawrence River in Ogdensburg, N. Y, then moved to Toronto to become a maid at the Park Plaza Hotel.
Later, she worked for 12 years for the Elizabeth Arden beauty company, where she was employed in the lunch room, on the assembly line and in the packaging department. On her way to work one day, she noticed that houses were being torn down in Toronto to make way for a new hockey shrine to be known as Maple Leaf Gardens.
"She was very upset with the buildings being taken down and that some people would have no place to live," said her niece, Nancy MILLER- KARKOULAS, of Burlington. "But she said she couldn't do anything about it and decided she would go there and work part-time selling hot dogs."
When Ms. LAMSON's supervisor at the Gardens told her she couldn't listen to Leafs games on her transistor radio (her job was far from the playing surface), she quit and purchased season's tickets way up in the grey seats. On February 13, 1999, she attended the final game played at the Gardens and was on the ice for the final ceremonies.
When the Air Canada Centre replaced the Gardens, she was asked to sell the first hot dog there. The sale was made to Leafs owner Steve STAVRO. Ken DRYDEN, then club president, had been the intended target but he'd been delayed by traffic. Ms. LAMSON was fond of Mr. DRYDEN because, for many years, he had sent her birthday cards.
Ms. LAMSON, who liked a shot of brandy here and there, once explained the reasons for her longevity: "I did what I wanted to do, I never married and I never smoked."

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STAVRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
BRITTAIN, Gordon Robert
(Past Master of Georgina Lodge No. 343 G.R.C., Past Potentate of Rameses Temple No. 33 A.A.O.N.M.S., Honorary Inspector General 33rd Degree, Past Grand Junior Warden Grand Lodge of Canada in the province of Ontario, Companion Knight of Athelstan York Right College No. 41, Director Emeritus of Montreal Shrine Hospital, member of numerous Masonic Clodies and Shrine Temples. Member of the International Grapho-analysis Society, Veteran holding the rank of Petty Officer 2nd class in Canada's Merchant Navy serving in World War 2)
Painless and peacefully with his family by his side on March 7, 2006 at Scarborough General Hospital, in his 84th year. Predeceased in 2002 by his dear wife of 56 years Laura (née VAN DROOGENBROECK.) Loving father of Marie CLARK and her husband Rick, and Laura STAVRO and her husband Bob. Devoted grandfather of 5 grandchildren and beloved Bompa of 6 great-grandchildren. Gordon will be sadly missed by sisters Christine McFAYDEN and husband John (Smokey,) Eleanor JONES, sisters-in-law Julie MARSMAN, Georgette VAN DROOGENBROECK, Denise O'DONOGHUE and husband Pat. Gord will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic Service Thursday 6: 30 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held at the Ogden Chapel on Friday 12: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal Shrine Hospital, c/o Rameses Shrine Office, 3100 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3M 2H4.

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STAVRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
VASILEFF, Thelma
Suddenly on Thursday, March 10th, 2006 surrounded by love, in her 81st year. She is once again in the loving arms of her late husband Stephen and her parents Vasil and Lefta BRASSOS. She leaves her beloved daughters Dianne (Boja PANIC,) Helen and Stephanie (Danny TASICH) and her sister Sophie (Jean Paul RUEST) to remember her with love, respect and beautiful memories. She will be especially missed by her sister-in-law Pauline and Chris STAVRO who were always steadfast in their love and support. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear Friends here in Toronto as well as Montreal, the U.S.A. and Europe will remember her for her joy of life. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Saturday from 7-9 p.m., Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Monday at 12 noon in the Ward Chapel. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to thelma.vasileff@wardfh.com

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STAVRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
STAVRO embodied local sports
Leafs ex-owner, 78, dreamed, lived big
'Honest Grocer' dies of heart attack
By Dave PERKINS, Sports Columnist
When it came to sports, Steve STAVRO possessed a keen sense of anticipation and optimism. It's a trait common to those involved in horse racing; some say it keeps them young. There's always another crop of 2-year-olds with promise coming, always a barn full of 3-year-olds that might be good enough to make a man dream the big dreams.
STAVRO was better known -- regrettably famous and almost infamous for owning the Maple Leafs for a contentious decade or so and he and the fans in this city dreamed the big dreams there, too. They went unmet on his watch, although that certainly didn't make him unique.
Many aspects of his life did, though, a life that ended Sunday, at age 78, from a heart attack, at his large and imposing home above the 18th fairway at Rosedale Golf Club.
STAVRO was a guy who grew up the hard way. Worked hard. Got up early in the morning and kept his hands on his businesses. Understood and appreciated the handshake and the back-room deal. Had a reverence for, if not a fixation on, Alexander The Great, as some Macedonian-born persons did (and do). For all the in-person joking you could do with the guy referred to here as the Honest Grocer, his angriest reaction, in our dealings, came when asked if he'd seen the story that historians had uncovered evidence suggesting Alexander The Great was a little light in the sandals. The Grocer definitely didn't want to go there.
Now, he'll spend eternity beneath an image of his hero; his recently finished grave monument in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, one he was proudly describing to Friends at a breakfast just this past Saturday morning, has a 22-foot-tall statue of Alexander The Great on horseback atop the mausoleum. There are Maple Leafs, Raptors, Air Canada Centre, horse racing and soccer motifs, as well as four guardian lions and they definitely aren't girl lions. He has the bases covered.
STAVRO was a people person all the way, knew the names of the guys who unloaded the trucks and stocked the shelves. He also had Pavarotti over to his house one night after a concert at Maple Leaf Gardens to meet and even sing a song or two for 100 swells at $1,000 a plate -- this was when $1,000 was a lot of money with all the money going to Villa Columbo. So he knew which fork to use, like he knew his way around the Turf Club at Woodbine, although his heart, with its humble beginnings, was on the backstretch.
When it came to sports, he was an owner in the old-fashioned sense of the word, which means he was different from the mere investors and money lenders who, 3½ years ago, squeezed him out of the corporate picture that now has become Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.
He thought players made too much money -- he was and is not alone in this regard -- and rejected the chance to add Wayne Gretzky late in his career as being too expensive. He fought against other big-money contracts, too, one of the reasons he was chased out. He was old-fashioned in other ways, gruff and profane being two of them. He didn't know how to begin to deal with the Maple Leaf Gardens pedophilia scandal, a messy affair he inherited, along with the hockey team, and his regime's insensitive behaviour was itself scandalous to many.
He feuded with his cousins, the Bitoves, who owned the basketball team at the time. Again, that did not make him unique.
STAVRO liked money, surely, and resisted overspending whenever possible. The means by which he took control of the Maple Leafs came into serious question. He acted as buyer and seller as executor of Harold BALLARD's estate and when the charities to which BALLARD left the team, led by a few sharp stockholders, protested the short price involved, the securities people saw their side of things. STAVRO needed to come up with something like $51 million to make the pot square and thereafter became financially vulnerable to the takeover that ultimately came in 2003.
This short-changing of the charities was at odds with his track record for writing cheques for good causes. He did plenty of that; every year, when this space collected cash for kids at Christmas in the name of Jim PROUDFOOT, a letter and a $1,000 cheque arrived from the Steve and Sally Stavro Foundation. He was, others would testify, an easy mark for the right reasons.
There were other questions, though. His Knob Hills Farms, a vast grocery empire he built through hard work and handshakes, couldn't keep pace with modern retail practices and went under, yet he ended up controlling a prime chunk of city-owned waterfront land under curious circumstances. It was the land where the athlete's village would have been had Toronto won the 2008 Olympics. He'd have made a fortune.
Because he had been such a noticeable part of the Toronto sporting scene for a few decades -- his presence not unlike that, in a different realm, of a Johnny Lombardi -- he remained a fixture at the racetrack and the dinners where the sporting crowd gathers, even after his Maple Leaf proprietorship was over.
Our last conversation, at last November's Canadian Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner, started about his thoroughbreds. We discussed a 3-year-old of his that had looked, but not run, the part last year and he was bubbling about his 2-year-olds (now 3-year-olds) and their futures. He also wondered how the people who run Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment could sleep at night, having abandoned Saint_John's, Newfoundland., with their top farm club.
"Nicest people in the world, those people in Newfoundland, and we had a good deal with them. Now we're just (bleeping) them," he said and he meant it. He said he was ashamed of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. This put him ahead of the curve again.
He also didn't understand what Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment was thinking by trying pro soccer again, because STAVRO was nothing if not persistent when it came to soccer. He often put his own money -- not taxpayers' -- where his heart was, bankrolling several stabs at making pro soccer work in this town, from the Continental Soccer League to the International Soccer League, the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League, the United Soccer Association and the North American Soccer League. Soccer responded, at least by naming him to its Canadian hall of fame last year as a builder.
He had his enemies -- who doesn't? -- but he made himself a lot of Friends in soccer, horse racing, junior hockey, around the Leafs. One of a kind? No question. No one else like him in this town.

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STAVRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
STAVRO, Steve Atanas, O.C.
A private funeral was held on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, followed by interment. Family and Friends are invited to celebrate his life at the family home on Saturday, April 29 from 2-5 p.m. Service at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation, 825 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto M4C 3E7, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M4S 3E2 would be appreciated.

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STAWIARSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
ROGERS, Daniel William " Danny"
(February 16, 1928-March 28, 2006)
Beloved oldest son of the late Daniel and Iva Mary (MARTIN) ROGERS (late of Malton.) Brother of James (Jim) ROGERS of Coe Hill, Ontario, and Arthur (Art) ROGERS of Guelph, Ontario. Predeceased by sisters Gloria STAWIARSKI and Lillian McDEVITT. Father of Daniel (predeceased), Vivian (predeceased), Tom, Cindy, Philip, Lynda, Sherry (predeceased) and Patti. Grandfather of 18. Prior to moving from Caledon, Danny worked in the transport industry as a driver for M and P Transport. Graveside service and burial in Good Soil, Saskatchewan, Friday, March 31st, 2006.

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STAWNYCZY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-17 published
PITTS, Francis " Frank" Elieas
After an enobling struggle with a rarely occuring and disabling disease, Francis (Frank) Elieas PITTS died quietly on the afternoon of March 13, 2006 at the Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. He was born on October 9, 1930 in Montauk, New York, the son of Alma Theriault PITTS and Murdock Clement PITTS of d'Escousse, Nova Scotia. Survivors include his wife and companion of 30 years, Renee HARASYMCHUK; his children Francis, Verna, Joseph, Mark, Mary and James; and ten grandchildren including Alex and Elisa STAWNYCZY of Montreal; and his step-children Alan HARASYMCHUK, and Alex and Janice STAWNYCZY. He was predeceased by two grandchildren, Nora and Matthew. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on April 1 at Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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