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BYRICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
HENRY, Catherine Cecelia " Kay" (née McGARRELL)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at University Hospital, London on Thursday, March 9th, 2006 in her 86th year. Catherine HENRY was the youngest daughter of the late John Thomas McGARRELL and Mary Cecelia SHEEDY. For 61 years she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Peter HENRY (2003.) Surviving are her four precious children, Stephen, Patrick (Betty CHRZAN,) Joanne (Bill BYRICK,) and John. She will be sadly missed by her nine grandchildren: Joseph (Marilyn BROWN,) Jason (Rebecca SCHWEHR,) Christopher (Leanne SCHAUS), Kathryn, James (Christina COMEAU), Robert, Kaitlin, Benjamin and Linsday and her ten grandchildren; Jarrett, Kaitlyn, Curtis, Joshua, Marnie, Ryan, Morgan, Jamie, Alyssa and Emily. Also surviving are her brother Patrick McGARRELL, sisters-in-law Monica McGARRELL and Noreen HENRY and brothers-in-law Bernard HENRY and Leo HENRY. Predeceased by her brothers John, Gerry, Frank, Bert, and Lawrence and her sister Mary. Also predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Marie POOK, Mary HENRY, Blanche HENRY, Nora McGARRELL, Norma McGARRELL, and brothers-in-law, Frank HENRY, Ken MUNROE, and Philip POOK. Catherine will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and Friends. She will be remembered as a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law, friend and a devout Catholic. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Gerald BINGHAM for the compassionate care he gave to Catherine and Joe over the years. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St. at King Street, London on Sunday, March 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Basilica on Monday, March 13 at 9: 30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Sunday afternoon at 2: 30. In liey of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. "You raise us up, so we can stand on mountains You raise us up, to walk on stormy seas: You raise us up: To more than we can be."

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BYRICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-06 published
BYRICK, Benjamin James " Benny"
While exploring the beautiful west coast in Bella Coola, British Columbia with his partner Brooke STEVENS, Ben died as a result of an accident while swimming at the age of 24. Loving son of Bill and Joanne (née HENRY) BYRICK. Best ever brother of Lindsay and Kaitlin BYRICK. Our hearts are with Brookie, an amazing woman and the love of his life. Deeply missed by his Grampa Clayton BYRICK and many aunts, uncles and cousins from the BYRICK, Henry and Pakulis families, and Brooke's parents Ann and Larry STEVENS and their family. Ben's countless Friends are asked to share his passion for life, people and adventure. Through the years of school; working as a river guide and kayak instructor on the Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers as well as in Costa Rica; through his travels; and this past year as a Timber Framer; Ben's passion for people flourished. His ability to be at home with himself and others of all ages, backgrounds and interests, made his personality infectious. Our hearts are broken by his passing, but our lives have been inspired by his touch. Come together with family and Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough. His family invites Friends to gather, celebrate and share in Ben's life and spirit at the Riverside Park located south of the James Stevenson Baseball Diamonds, Burnham Street, East City, Peterborough on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. (dress casual). In memory of Benny, donations to the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre Midland, Ontario or Jamaican Self Help Foundation, Peterborough would be appreciated by the family. www.comstockfuneralhome.com

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BYRNE o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-24 published
BYRNE, Katie Eileen
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with a sudden illness at the McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 in her 15th year; Katie BYRNE, much loved daughter of Joe and Sally BYRNE. Dear sister of Mac BYRNE. Loving granddaughter of Graham and Olive PLUCK, George and Patricia BYRNE and great-granddaughter of Kenneth and Dorothy PLUCK, all of Brantford. Katie will be lovingly remembered by her many aunts, uncles, cousins and by her many Friends. Katie was a grade 9 student at Brantford Collegiate Institute. Friends will be received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North on Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A private family service will be held with cremation to follow. If wished, memorial donations to McMaster Children's Hospital gratefully appreciated. McCleister (519) 758-1553 or mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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BYRNE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-12 published
McLAREN, Jacqueline Mabel (née O'NEIL)
At the home of daughter Fara CHENETTE of Corbeil on Tuesday October 10th 2006 at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of 48 years to Donald McLAREN (pre-deceased.) Dear mother of Fara (Dale CHENETTE) of North Bay, Douglas (Gerri) of Owen Sound and Malcolm (friend Mona) of Conn, Ontario. She will be fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren Derek (Marilynn,) Jeff and Brad CHENETTE, Shara (Joe BYRNE), Tia, Kristofer, Nickolas, Lincoln and one great-grandchild Tyler CHENETTE. Pre-deceased by her father and mother (Dave and Gabriel O'NEIL) and father-in-law (Austin McLAREN.) Also fondly remembered by her mother-in-law (Eva McLAREN,) immediate family members brothers and sisters Dave (Monica) of B.C., Barry (Mary) of Manitoulin Island, Eileen (Bernard JACKSON) of Sudbury, Richard (pre-deceased,) Carol (Jim BAILEY) of B.C,, Michael (Lynn pre-deceased) of Kingston, John (Shirley) of Val Caron, Susan (Henry) of Etobicoke, Randy (pre-deceased) Irene of Sudbury, Stuart of Sudbury and brother-in-law Elwin (Doris) McLAREN of Sudbury. Jacquie was a member of the Barbara Cook School Of Ballet, Levack/Onaping and Temagami United Church Women and the Temagami Junior Choir. Jacquie was also a very active member of the Temagami Community Sport (figure skating, badminton, minor hockey and guiding). At her request, there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at a later date. Her family will gratefully acknowledge donations in lieu of flowers to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Jacquie. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillside Funeral Services, 362 Airport Rd. North Bay.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-13 published
LANGLAIS, Joseph Raoul
On Thursday, May 11, 2006, after a courageous battle, Joseph Raoul LANGLAIS (London, Ontario) in his 76th year, quietly went home to the Lord to join his beloved wife Jean (2002). His children, family and Friends will sadly miss Joe. A devoted father to Donna and Allan REID (Ingersoll,) Garry and Susan LANGLAIS (Canmore, Alberta,) Brian and Brenda LANGLAIS (Almonte,) Katherine DANDENO (Ottawa), and grandfather to ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Henry and Thelma LANGLAIS (Oshawa,) Theresa and Bill JOHNSON, Emile and Muriel LANGLAIS, Anna and Mackie McKEE Rita JANES, Gerry and Ethel LANGLAIS, Ruth LANGLAIS, Estelle and Robert MIDDLETON , Paul and Sandra LANGLAIS, Guy LANGLAIS (all from New Brunswick) and predeceased by brother Roger. The family wishes to thank the exceptional staff at the Dearness Home, and the Saint Elizabeth's nurses, caregivers, Father Patrick BYRNE and Friends for all their assistance this past year. Donations can be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) London, for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. After the service there will be a brief reception celebrating his life. Cremation and interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca

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BYRNE 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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BYRNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-23 published
'Horrific scene'
Officers say a collision that killed three people on the 401 was one of the worst they'd ever seen.
By John HERBERT, Free Press Reporter, Sat., September 23, 2006
Two veteran police officers say a crash on Highway 401 east of Woodstock that killed three people on Thursday night was one of the worst they have ever seen.
"It certainly was a horrific scene," said Const. Dennis HARWOOD, a 32-year member of the Ontario Provincial Police.
Sgt. Dave REKTOR said the collision involving three transport trucks, a sport utility vehicle and a car ranks as one of the worst he's seen because of the three deaths and the severity of damage to the vehicles.
"Whenever you see vehicles torn apart like last night, it causes you to take a step back and ponder about the severity of these types of crashes," he said yesterday.
The crash at about 10 p.m. in the eastbound lanes four kilometres east of the Drumbo exit reduced the sport utility vehicle to a "crumpled ball of metal," REKTOR said.
Ontario Provincial Police identified the dead as:
• Lawrence Richard BYRNE, 28, of R.R.#2, Belle River, the sport utility vehicle driver.
• Nachtar Singh CHOHAN, 42, of Quebec, one of the truck drivers.
• Bruno MAMBELLA, 45, of Kitchener, the car driver.
sport utility vehicle passenger Laura Marie CAMPBELL, 25, of Chatham, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Truck drivers Gary BERENOSE, 63, of Dundas, and Marc BERNIER, 42, of Quebec, were involved in the pileup, but unhurt, police said.
Police closed the stretch of Highway 401 until about 10 a.m. yesterday.
The carnage HARWOOD and other police and emergency personal witnessed was difficult to stomach, he said. "There was a very, very sombre mood among police and emergency people."
HARWOOD would not speculate on whether there would be charges or on the cause of the crash, adding that would be determined by the Ontario Provincial Police highway enforcement action team.
Investigators were continuing to evaluate the evidence gathered from the crash scene and had not determined a cause, he said.
The crash occurred in a construction zone, HARWOOD said.
Will ROE and Sirous HOUSHMAND were among the first people to arrive on the scene.
"We went up to help, but there wasn't much we could do," said ROE, who was heading to Guelph.
He said the passenger in the sport utility vehicle was waving her hand for help.
"The lady was alive and talking," he said.
The two men approached the car involved in the crash and found the driver unconscious. He was travelling alone, police said.
"We tried talking to him," said HOUSHMAND.
Plattsville, Drumbo and Princeton fire departments responded to the crash along with Ontario Provincial Police from Brant, Oxford and Cambridge detachments.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-31 published
BYRNE, Gladys G. (née MARLATT)
At Victoria Hospital, London on Friday, December 29, 2006. Gladys G. (MARLATT) BYRNE of London. Dear daughter of the late Roy and Effie MARLATT. Predeceased by her brother John Scott MARLATT. Dear sister-in-law of Oril MARLATT and Robert and Barbara BYRNE. Dear aunt of Lynn ROSE, Jill and Mike CAVANAUGH, Esther and George COKER, Martha and Doug LAWSON, Angela THOMAN and Laura BYRNE. Also loved by her many great-nieces and great-nephews. Gladys was an Optometrist and practiced in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Sarnia and London. She was a life member of the College of Optometry of the University of Waterloo and retired in 1975. She loved to travel and enjoyed long trips abroad. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery and Holy Family Mausoleum, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1 or the Memorial Fund of Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario N6C 3Z1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-16 published
NIVIN, Mary Jean Garland
Peacefully, on Saturday, February 11, 2006 in Huntsville, Ontario, in her 90th year. Born in Toronto on October 26, 1916. Beloved wife of the late Fielden Cruso (Bunny) NIVIN who predeceased her in 1994. Loving mother of Honor Garland NIVIN and Cynthia Cruso NIVIN (Gavan BYRNE.) Dear sister of Dr. George D. GARLAND of Huntsville. Predeceased by her sister Betty, and brother Gerald N. GARLAND. Dearest " Nana" to Tanja Anne DJURDJEVIC (Moscow) and Emily Sarah VESS (Cincinatti.) Fondly remembered by her niece Dr. Mary Garland KRUYS (Rob) and her nephews Nicholas GARLAND and G. David GARLAND (Kathleen.) Jean was a graduate of Havergal College, a camper at Glen Bernard Camp in Sundridge, Ontario, a life member of the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto, and served in the Red Cross Transport Corps. in Toronto during World War 2. A family service was held in Huntsville on Wed. February 15, 2006. Internment to follow at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Cobourg, Ontario. The family wishes to thank the staff at Muskoka Landing for their care during this past year. Special thanks are sent to her private caregivers in Huntsville, Maggie WEST and Ruth BRENNER, for their dedication and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean's memory to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Unit 4, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 1H7.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-31 published
BYRNE, Thomas Raphael "Ray/Raph"
Born September 25, 1930. Died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 in his home with family and loved ones by his side. Entrepreneur, businessman, inventor, teacher, Dad has left this earth and his four children to join his family in heaven. Everyone, please join his family in celebrating his life, as any Irishman would have it, with a informal Irish wake with Guinness beer, good food and wonderful stories on Sunday, April 2, 2006, from 2: 00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at his home and garden at 36 Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto, in the Beaches. In memory of Ray, donations to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care c/o Ray Byrne at 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X5 would be appreciated. Flowers are welcome and will be donated to Sunrise Senior Living retirement home after the wake.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-05 published
PETERSON, Benjamin Norton
Peacefully at the Carpenter Hospice on April 28, 2006, in his 83rd year. Beloved father of Diane CHAMBERS, Janet BYRNE, Clyde PETERSON and Joann WOJCICKI. Loving grandfather of five granddaughters, four grand_sons and three great-grand_sons. Uncle to several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will take place Saturday, May 13th at 1 p.m. at the Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New Street (at Drury Lane), Burlington, (905-637-5233). The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff and all the volunteers at the Carpenter Hospice and Sunrise Assisted Living for their wonderful hospitality and for making Dad's final days both peaceful and dignified. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice or the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-16 published
BYRNE, Bro. Daniel J., S.J.
Died peacefully at René Goupil House (Jesuit Infirmary, Pickering, Ontario) on September 15 at age 82. Brother Dan, the son of Thomas and Mabel (ROBERTSON) BYRNE, was born in Pakenham, Ontario, on October 27, 1923. Dan was raised in a foster home, that of the FARRELL family to whom he always remained close. He is predeceased by his brother John, his sisters Elizabeth, Margaret (Latham), Mary (O'CALLAGHAN.) He is mourned by Jesuit brothers, his brother-in-law George LATHAM, and by his nephews and nieces. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1961, and for most of his life as a Jesuit managed a number of Jesuit houses, normally serving as buyer and cook. His longest assignment was at the residence of the Jesuit Provincial Superior from 1975 to 2006, where he made many Friends from around the world. He moved to René Goupil House, the Jesuit Infirmary, less than a month ago. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) in Toronto, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday September 17, or at St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa-Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road, in Pickering, Ontario from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa-Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre on Monday September 18 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the Jesuit Cemetery in Guelph at 3 p.m. In Brother Dan's memory donations may be made to the Bro. Daniel Byrne Memorial Fund at the Jesuit Development Office, 1325 Bay St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2C4.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-02 published
BYRNE, Daniel Joseph
By J.P. HORRIGAN, Page A18
Chauffeur, Jesuit Brother, cook. Born October 27, 1923, in Pakenham, Ontario Died September 15 in Pickering, Ontario, of melanoma, aged 82.
Dan was the equivalent of Hudson from the 1970s television series, Upstairs, Downstairs.
The youngest child of Thomas and Mabel (ROBERTSON) BYRNE, Dan grew up in the Ottawa Valley. Scarcely a month old, Dan lost his mother; some years later, his father. Dan was raised by a neighbour woman, "Mother Farrell" and her two youngest Aileen and Vera (the Farrell family had 11 children). Three sisters, Elizabeth, Margaret and Mary, were taken by the Grey Nuns in Ottawa. The eldest, John, remained at home. Dan often recounted John's departure: He "disappeared" leaving behind a note on the kitchen table addressed "to whom it may concern." That was the last Dan heard of his brother till the war office announced his death in Europe.
Intellectually gifted, Dan enjoyed reading, drama, theatre, opera and history. Poverty necessitated a paying job, as a projectionist, at age 16. Dan, never at ease with things mechanical, learned how to drive on the country roads of Pakenham.
The Depression left a deep mark on Dan. He took to calling himself "Brother Pinchpenny." During one winter storm, the wind snatched a $50 bill from his grasp. The following spring there was not a snow bank in the neighbourhood that escaped his inspection. Yet, shortly before his death, someone gave him a gift of $100 instead of treating himself, Dan gave it to the Food Bank.
When he arrived in Toronto, he applied for and got a job as a chauffeur and "Hudson" to a wealthy man. Things got off to a bad start: One of his first driving assignments was to drive from downtown Toronto up the steep hills of Avenue Road in rush hour -- in the days before automatic transmissions. Poor Dan's chauffeuring career almost came to a crashing halt as he sweated his way up the slopes in the heavy traffic, offering up many a Hail Mary with each stop. Dan's prayers were heard; he managed to manoeuvre through the traffic that first night and for the next 20 years he served as a chauffeur.
Dan was ever-loyal to his family, the Farrells, his many Friends and his Jesuit community. His Catholic faith was everything throughout his life: Dan wanted to serve. The service of raising a family did not draw him so much as a life of service to the church. In 1961 he arrived at Guelph to join as a lay brother (brothers choose to serve in non-ordained roles). For the next 45 years Dan became "Hudson" to seven Jesuit Provincials: taking care of the kitchen, the housecleaning, hospitality and chauffeuring&hellip and a solid sip of sherry before dinner.
Shy and introverted by nature, Dan related graciously with the neighbours along the streets where he lived in west Toronto. Once an elderly neighbour called the police to discipline two five-year-olds gleefully enjoying the March winds blowing the contents of a feather pillow onto his lawn. Dan smoothed the ruffled feathers of the old man, restoring order without police intervention.
Each day began, during those 45 Jesuit years, with Dan at Massachusetts. I recall once Dan was the reader. As he read out the passage "Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged", Dan broke down, his copious tears a tender witness to his vivid imagination.
Late this past July Dan took seriously ill. He hated going to the doctor. The diagnosis was swift and final: cancer. The melanoma had spread to several parts of the body. At 82, Dan chose not to have treatment: His service was done, the final glide path had begun, palliative care was in order. Dan died early in the morning -- a man of service, fully at peace -- a "brother" whose life touched deeply all who knew him.
J.P. HORRIGAN is a friend of Dan BYRNE.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-16 published
McLEAN, Edith
Peacefully on November 14, 2006 in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late Hugh McLEAN. Mother of the late Ruth MASSON (Gord) and Joyce ROSSITER (the late William.) Grandmother of Bruce MASSON, Kenneth MASSON, Beth BYRNE and the late Christopher ROSSITER and Kelly ROSSITER. Fondly remembered by her nine great-grandchildren and her two great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 10: 30 a.m.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-17 published
McLEAN, Edith
Peacefully on November 14, 2006 in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late Hugh McLEAN. Mother of the late Ruth MASSON (Gord) and Joyce ROSSITER (the late William.) Grandmother of Bruce MASSON, Kenneth MASSON, Beth BYRNE and the late Christopher ROSSITER and Kelly ROSSITER. Fondly remembered by her nine great-grandchildren and her two great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 10: 30 a.m.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-15 published
BYRNE, Winifred Mary (neé COPELAND)
"Queen Wyn" as she was so affectionately known, renounced her duties to the commonwealth and her family and Friends for the last time on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. As the youngest of three girls to the Copeland family born in Manchester in 1923, Wyn's education began in earnest at secretarial school in 1937 at the tender age of 14. On the heels of her first job, World War 2 arrived giving the indomitable Wyn the chance to show her true colours of determination and persistence while living through the Blitz. During this time, Wyn ploughed on and unearthed a rare gem for herself in 1945 when she met her Dear Abbey. In 1948, following a year of marriage, Wyn and Abbey began the first of a series of postings in Canada and the United Kingdom before settling in Burlington in 1967. While raising her 3 children, Wyn worked for the next 30 years at White Oaks Secondary School where she met and retained lasting Friendships with so many colleagues. Wyn's loyalty to family and Friends was second to none. The indelible memories of these fine characteristics have left a lasting imprint on her children, their children and everyone who had the benefit of being welcomed into Wyn's heart. Wyn's special love and focus was always her family. Wyn was the cherished daughter of Dora and Theodore and sister to Eva and Vera. Her greatest love Abbey was lost to us all in 1984. Wyn's ongoing happiness were her children Carolyn and Ron, Marilyn and Mark and John and Megan and her beloved grandchildren Clarissa, Bronwyn and Gavin WHITE/WHYTE and Elliot, Morgan, Nathan and Siobhan BYRNE and their mother Helen.
You can shed tears when she is gone, or you can smile because she lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back or open them to see that she has left. You can cry and close your mind, be empty, turn your back or you can do what she would want.... smile, open your eyes, love and go on
In memory of Wyn, follow your heart and give something to someone or something you love or the family would welcome donations to the Neurosurgery Unit - Hamilton General Hospital. Following a private burial, the family welcome all to attend a celebration of this great lady at 4: 00 p.m. on Monday, December 18 at the Burlington Golf and Country Club, 422 North Shore Blvd. East. Arrangements in trust to Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 905-637-5233.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-18 published
FOLEY, Christopher Columba
Passed away at home, on Good Friday, April 14, 2006, at the age of 80, in the High Park neighbourhood where he lived for more than 40 years. Christopher was born in Kells, County Meath, Ireland on May 10, 1925. He was the beloved father of Margaret FOLEY and devoted husband to his late wife, Anne Teresa, née CLIFFORD. He is survived by his loving wife Marie Terese, née BONENFANT. Christopher was known affectionately as Christy by his wide circle of Friends, many of whom shared his passion for Irish culture. His was a life marked by a devotion to those institutions that nurtured the values he held dear, among them, the Catholic Church, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and numerous Irish social organizations. Although he moved away from his native Ireland as a teenager, Christy carried his roots with him wherever he went. He flew to Canada in 1948 on one of the early trans-Atlantic flights in search of greater opportunity. It was in Toronto that his enterprising spirit rose to the fore. Christy worked for C.N. Rail and the Royal York Hotel. Saving enough to buy his first home within six months, Christy turned it into yet another opportunity - becoming a landlord and giving other young Irish men a roof over their heads. He worked with the Metro Toronto Waterworks Department for 30 years and continued a close relationship with fellow retirees through the rest of his life. Family, work and his many community activities filled his days. Sickness did nothing to quell his stubborn streak nor dash his great love of travel. Christy will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. He leaves behind his cherished sisters-in-law Margaret HERRING, Evelyn FOLEY and longtime family friend, Mildred CREGAN. He is also survived by his loving nephews and nieces and their families: Ray FOLEY, Ann PALEN, Brian and Thomas HEGARTY, Thomas CARROLL, Peter, Gerard and Michael O'LOUGHLIN and Angela BYRNE. Christy, the youngest of six children born to Margaret SMITH and Thomas FOLEY, is predeceased by all his siblings, Kathleen, Gerty, May, Lily and brother Paddy. Special thanks to his doctor, Eckhart SCHWEIHOFER and Margaret GORECKI, the home care worker who became such a good friend. Visitation for our beloved Christy will be held Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19 from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto, at Windermere Ave., east of Jane subway. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 20 at 10: 30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor Street West. In lieu of flowers, donations in the name of Christopher Foley to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or ShareLife would be much appreciated.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
CALLENDER, Jack
Formerly of Scarborough, died peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital, on April 26, 2006, at the age of 71. son of the late Roy and Alice (née PHIPPEN.) Beloved husband of Arlene (née HARRIS.) Dear father of Sharon BYRNE and her husband Alan. Proud grandfather of Ryan TURNER and Caitlin TURNER. Cherished brother of Joan CHURCHILL, Alan CALLENDER and his wife Jackie, and sister-in-law Glenice CALLENDER. Predeceased by his brothers Roy, Ross and sister Edith ROBINSON. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Jack's family wishes to extend a gracious thank-you to Doctor WHEELER and the Palliative Care staff at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital for their attentive care. Memorial visiting at Saint_James' Anglican Church Parish Hall (northeast corner of Church St. and Elgin St.), Saint Marys, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted at the Church on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Dalice SIM officiating. Inurnment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, Saint Marys (519-284-2820).

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BYRNES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-27 published
IRWIN, Dayl Moffatt
At peace with God and man on May 26, 2006 at University Hospital, Dayl Moffatt IRWIN passed away in his 65th year. Predeceased by his parents Alvin Spence IRWIN and Ethel May IRWIN. Dearly loved by his brother Norman (Dorothy) IRWIN of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Loving uncle to Sean (Karen) IRWIN of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Patrick (Kim) IRWIN of London, Colleen (Bob) IRWIN of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Dear great uncle to Matthew, Joshua, Caleb, Arthur, Hannah, Sarah, Jaspar and Maxwell. Also survived by his aunt Ruth BYRNES of Windsor. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Centre -- Transplant Unit, University Hospital, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 would be gratefully appreciated.

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BYRNES o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-07-14 published
CARMICHAEL was a legendary figure
By Shawn GIILCK
A Collingwood legend has left us.
Mr. Collingwood, William James Scotty' CARMICHAEL, died last week at 98. The former soldier, town councillor and sometime journalist was a tireless, passionate Collingwood advocate to the end, his daughter Nancy Liotta said.
CARMICHAEL was the eldest of three children. He was born “above a store on Hurontario Street” August 17, 1908. He first showed interest in story-telling, Liotta said, at his mother's feet. The CARMICHAEL family had immigrated to Canada from Ireland in the 1880s with his grandfather and namesake William. CARMICHAEL's mother, Mary Heslip CARMICHAEL, was also Irish and delighted in telling stories.
CARMICHAEL was the editor of the Collingwood Collegiate Institute yearbook, The Gleaner, during his high school years.
As a young man, he edited his own newspaper, but the Great Depression drove it into closure. For the next several years, Liotta said CARMICHAEL crisscrossed Canada and the eastern United States looking for steady work.
He quickly volunteered for military service in 1939 with the Grey and Simcoe Foresters at the outbreak of World War 2. He was married the following year to Anne BYRNES, who died in 1981. He “never stopped feeling her loss,” Liotta said. She was their only child.
In 1943 he was finally sent overseas and served as a scout. In 1944 he was injured by a grenade while on a mission. He subsequently contracted diphtheria from contaminated water and was sent to England for rehabilitation.
When he returned to Collingwood in 1945 he was appointed to a job at the post office. He worked there until 1972.
During that time, CARMICHAEL also worked as a freelance journalist for the Owen Sound Sun Times newspaper and the Toronto Telegram until its demise in 1972. After his retirement, he provided numerous stories to the Enterprise-Bulletin.
Former managing editor Ian ADAM/ADAMS recalled CARMICHAEL as an “encyclopaedia&rdquo of local sports knowledge and trivia.
That was an outgrowth of his long association with local minor hockey, both as a member of the organization and as a journalist covering the Collingwood teams. During that time, he also worked freelance for the CKCB radio station, where he provided colour commentary. Up until the early 1990s, he also provided vignettes to the radio station about local sports history that ran after the noon news.
“He was a bit of a character,” Liotta said. “He wanted to make it to 100, and came pretty close.&rdquo
CARMICHAEL also spearheaded the creation of the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame in 1974 and was one of the first inductees.
He served as a municipal council member in the 1970s and 80s. In 1986 he was named the Rotary Citizen of the Year. He was also a recipient of the Order of Collingwood in the 1970s.
He is survived by his daughter, five grand-children and eight great-grand-children.

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BYRNES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-05 published
BYRNES, Father Timothy (Francis Edward BYRNES)
Suddenly, on Saturday, February 4, 2006, in Lansing, Michigan. Father Timothy is survived by his sister Margaret McNAMARA of Toronto, brother Arthur BYRNES of St. Catharines, six nieces and nephews, and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Father Timothy celebrated his 50th anniversary as a Franciscan Priest in 2002, and assisted at several parishes in the Greater Toronto Area over the years. Although stationed in the United States, Father Timothy was very proud of his Canadian roots. He was also a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Father Tim had a unique sense of humour, and always took an interest in the heritage of everyone he met. His wake and funeral will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1611 West Oakland Avenue, Lansing Michigan (517-484-7769). Visitation dates and time is Monday, February 6, 2006 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will be at Mount St. Francis, Indiana.

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BYRON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-02-08 published
BYRON " BARNEY" GRENSIDE TURNER
In loving memory of Byron "Barney" Grenside Turner, in his 80th year, passed
away peacefully January 31, 2006 at home surrounded by his family after a
lengthy struggle with Acute Myloid Leukemia. Beloved husband of 51 years of
Phyllis Anne (née Uffelman) of Little Current. Loved father of Anne, husband
Bryn Casson of Little Current, Grant, wife Betsy Turner of Manchester
Center, Vermont, Byron (Jib, wife Debby) of Little Current. Loving "Papa" of
five granddaughters, Kinga and Julianna Casson, Ellie and Martha Turner and
Bettina Turner and step-grandfather to Natasha, husband Jason Abotossaway
and Hunter and Carter. Predeceased by parents Grant and Freda Turner. Barney
was born on October 16, 1926 in Little Current. He attended Little Current
Public School and Upper Canada College. He graduated from Trinity College at
University of Toronto with a BA in English Literature. Then he joined the
Royal Canadian Navy serving in Toronto just as WWII ended. Following the
war, Barney spent two summers as an officer on scientific expeditions
sailing to the Arctic with Admiral MacMillan on the schooner Bowdoin. He
returned to settle on his beloved Manitoulin Island and join the family
business, Turners' of Little Current Ltd., where he worked until weeks
before his death. He served his community in many ways over the years,
forming the Manitoulin Municipal Association, serving on the boards of many
organizations including the Manitoulin Tourist Association, as chairman of
the Board of The Manitoulin Health Centre leading the construction of the
new hospital in Little Current, the Manitoulin Centennial Manor during its
construction, bringing Premier Robarts to the area to demonstrate a new
highway to replace the old road from Espanola to Manitoulin, was the first
Canadian Commodore of the Great Lakes Cruising Club, was instrumental in
saving the beautiful Benjamin Islands in the North Channel from destruction
on two occasions, as a founding Governor and President of the McGregor Bay
Association, he served on Little Current Council, as a member of the Lions
Club, the Legion, on the board of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, was a member
of Doric Lodge, receiving his 50 year Past Master's pin last autumn. Barney
was a humanitarian and kind, gentle man. Special thanks to Dr. Poenn and
the medical, laboratory, the Nursing Staff and Steve Bloin at Manitoulin
Health Centre, to Dr. Gill and Debbie LeBlanc at Northeastern Ontario
Regional Cancer Centre and Bayshore Nursing Service for their guidance and
support in the last few years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary or Holy Trinity Anglican Church would be
appreciated. Rested at Island Funeral Home with visitation Thursday,
February 2, 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm. Funeral was Friday, February 3 at 2: 00 pm
at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Little Current with interment at Holy
Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery.

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BYRON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-02 published
RIOUX, Marguerite
Peacefully at Bobier Villa, Dutton on Friday, May 26, 2006, Marguerite RIOUX in her 96th year. Wife of the late Thomas RIOUX. Dear mother of Madelyn SPIZAWKA of London and Leda COOPER of Sault Ste. Marie. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister of Rose GODIN of Kitchener and Amy BYRON of Hamilton. Predeceased by her son Maurice RIOUX. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 86 Baseline Road West, London. Many thanks to the staff of Bobier Villa for their extraordinary care for the last 4 years and the Elgin County Council and Staff. London Cremation Services 672-0459.

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BYRON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-18 published
BYRON, Margaret " Peggy" (née STEPHEN)
Died at her Pickering home on December 14, 2006 after an exhausting fight with cancer. Predeceased by her parents John and Nellie STEPHEN and brother Jack of Brandon, Manitoba. Peggy is mourned by her husband Bob, daughter Barbara of Pickering Village and daughter Robin BYRON, son-in-law Michael MILOJEVIC and grand_sons Nicholas and Sacha of Auckland, N.Z. and sister-in-law Beverley DOYLE of Winnipeg. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by a host of close Friends across Canada. Gratitude is owed to the doctors and many nurses and care giving professionals at Sunnybrook, Oshawa Palliative Care Unit and Durham Care. Following a private family ceremony, there will be a celebration of Peggy's life at a date early in the new year. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home (905-428-8488).

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