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NAVAGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
BERNOTIES, Frank Jr.
It is with great sadness, that the family of Frank BERNOTIES Jr. announce his passing on February 6th, 2006 in Prince Rubert, British Columbia, formerly of London, Ontario son of Margaret and the late Frank Sr. (1999.) Dearest partner of Sheila PELLIZZARO. Loving brother of Raymond (Barb) of West Bank, British Columbia. Loving Dad of Charlene (David) QUIRK, Michelle (Chris) JOHNSON, Tracy (Chris) NAVAGE, their mother Jeannie, all of London, Ontario. Grandchildren, Quinlan, Maddie, Ethan, Rachel, Chance, Grace and Carter. Uncle of Lisa (Steve) McCULLOCH of West Bank, British Columbia and Ray BERNOTIES of Port Moody, British Columbia. Cremation. Celebration of life to be held in Prince Rupert. He will be sadly missed by all

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NAVARRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-17 published
NAVARRO, Rosina
Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on February 6, 2006, at Credit Valley Hospital, close to her 94th birthday. Beloved mother of Maria Nilza NAVARRO and grandmother of Aleksandra NAVARRO. Predeceased by her husband Israel de Campos NAVARRO. Survived by her sisters Elia DA SILVA and Glaucia BARBUTO and her husband Helton BARBUTO. Will be sadly missed by her many nephews and nieces. In memory of Rose and in Celebration of her Life, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Canada on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Saint John of the Cross Church, 6890 Glen Erin Dr., Mississauga. Viewing at the Church 10-11 a.m. Mass of Resurrection 11 a.m.-12 noon. Reception in Church Hall 12 noon-2 p.m. All Friends are welcome and encouraged to bring sandwiches or desserts for all to share as we gather together to pay tribute to Rose and celebrate her life - a life which has inspired and touched so many. Final Funeral Service will be held in Brazil. Arrangements made by Bates and Dodds Funeral Services, 416-703-0681.

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NAVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
McCRACKEN, Margaret (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
Of Oakville, Ontario, passed away peacefully, at the age of 71, on January 2, 2006, at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Born in Coatbridge, Scotland on August 10, 1934, she is survived by her husband John McCRACKEN, brother Frank STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, sisters Jean CLARKE and Anne STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, daughter Audrey McCRACKEN, sons John, Stephen and Brian, daughters-in-law Joanne ANGER- McCRACKEN, Anna NAVE- McCRACKEN and Roberta BROWN- McCRACKEN, grandchildren Christina, Kyle, Cody, Shane, Brianna, Emma, Shawna and Kelsey. She was surrounded by her family and lots of love and caring in her final days. She touched many, many lives and will live on in our hearts forever.

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NAVICSKAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-20 published
GREIBUS, Kenneth John
Passed away suddenly at his residence in Toronto on March 16th, 2006 in his 63rd year. son of the late Alfons and Janina (nee NAVICSKAS) GREIBUS. He leaves to mourn his brother Ben and sister-in-law Nancy (née KRISCIUNAS,) nephew Gary GREIBUS, niece Lori GREIBUS and her husband Karl SCHMOETZER, grand-nephew Karl Adam SCHMOETZER and many close Friends, colleagues and associates. Friends are invited to call at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Rd. (west of Yonge Street, north of Sheppard Ave., 416-221-3404), on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment of ashes and Committal Service will be held in Montréal at the Notre Dame Des Neiges Cemetery Chapel at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken's memory may be made to: Giant Steps Foundation of Montréal, 11 Hillside Street, Westmount, Montréal, Quebec, H3Z 1V8, tel. 514-935-1911.

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NAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-10 published
NAVIS, Olive Hélène (née CHABAN)
Peacefully, on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Olive, in her 90th year, pre-deceased by her husband, Borden. Loving mother of Gordon and his wife Marlene, and Allen. Dear grandmother of Heather and Leslie. A special thank you to all of her many customers and dear Friends for over thirty years at Handy Book Exchange. The family will receive Friends at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St; (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Sunday November 12th from 4-8 p.m. in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Olive's memory to Frontier College 35 Jackes Ave, Toronto Ontario, M4T 1E2 (416) 923-3591 or to the Literacy Foundation of your choice.

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NAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-11 published
NAVIS, Olive Hélène (née CHABAN)
Peacefully, on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Olive, in her 90th year, pre-deceased by her husband, Borden. Loving mother of Gordon and his wife Marlene, and Allen. Dear grandmother of Heather and Leslie. A special thank you to all of her many customers and dear Friends for over thirty years at Handy Book Exchange. The family will receive Friends at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St; (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Sunday November 12th from 4-8 p.m. in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Olive's memory to Frontier College 35 Jackes Ave, Toronto Ontario, M4T 1E2 (416) 923-3591 or to the Literacy Foundation of your choice.

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NAVIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-14 published
Used bookseller was a friend to customers
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
One of the bonuses of living in a big city is the small bookstore.
The very small used bookstore.
The kind where the aisles are narrow, book-lined shelves reach from floor to ceiling, and handwritten notes denote whether they are history, romance, mystery or for children.
The kind of place where there are always boxes of more books, spine up, on every available surface waiting for sorting.
The kind Olive NAVIS ran for 32 years.
First on Yonge St. (near Lawrence Ave.), then on Avenue Rd., the Handy Book Exchange attracted customers from near and far, and that is more than a cliché. NAVIS had regulars from the United States, North Bay and the Beach. Most became her Friends. Long before there were coffee bars on every corner, her coffee pot was always on.
She had treats for all the dogs. One customer once tried to avoid the bookstore -- she was in a hurry that particular day -- and crossed the street. But her dog balked and refused to move. The woman had to cross back over Avenue Rd. and stop at the store to appease her pet.
There are at least 10,000 books in the store -- although NAVIS's son, Gord, believes there are probably more like 20,000 to 30,000 books when you count those in the basement.
Nothing was or is computerized -- NAVIS used to keep track of her books in her head or in a series of small pads of paper in which she would record the author's name, every book he or she'd written and the number of copies she had.
Her good friend Carole NELLES, who has run the store during the past couple of years when NAVIS has been too ill to come in, used to call her at home three times a day, on the pretext of locating a book.
"I did it to keep her part of it," NELLES said. "Say someone wanted Leon Uris's Trinity, she'd say 'Go downstairs, walk straight to the bathroom, turn left at the boxes. Lift the top box and it's there.' She was always right."
NAVIS, the mother of two sons, always referred to NELLES as the daughter she never had. There was real love between the two, which started when they bonded over books and cigarettes smoked by the back door and grew when NELLES, a nurse working in London, Ontario, began spending more and more time in the bookstore when she was back in Toronto on her days off.
Together they cleaned up the books -- NAVIS called it their "spit and polish" day -- fixing broken spines with coloured magic markers, coating the covers with Mylar so they shone once more. "It was a lot of fun," NELLES recalled. "It's amazing what you can do."
NAVIS was fun, too. She kept a favourite cartoon near the cash "Going into a bookstore and buying one book is like going to McDonald's and buying one French fry." She collected jokes, filling 10 scrapbooks with them. She would foist copies of jokes on her customers.
She also handed out small notebooks, telling her customers to write down every book they read to avoid duplications.
"I was the bane of Olive's existence," said Enid RICHARDSON. "She would explain to me -- over and over -- that when books came out in their second printing, often their covers were different colours. 'Enid, this is one you have already read,' she would say. She gave me two notebooks to write my books down. I never used them."
For the last few years she was in the store, she refused to let RICHARDSON pay for books. RICHARDSON and her late husband, Jack, often drove her home from her shop -- NAVIS loathed using taxis and could never understand why a short trip from the store to Wanless Crescent could cost $7.
And until ill health stopped her, NAVIS was always at her store. It was officially closed Mondays, but she would be there anyway working on inventory. She absolutely loved being there. After her husband Borden died in 2001, her home was just a place to sleep. The store was always her real home.
Olive CHABAN was born and raised in Winnipeg. She married Borden NAVIS, a hometown Ukrainian boy and talented graphic artist in Winnipeg in 1938 and the two moved to Toronto. Sons Gord and Al were born 11 years apart; the family always lived with Borden's parents. Father and son owned the house jointly, but it was NAVIS's mother-in-law, whom neighbourhood kids called Queen Mary, who ruled it.
"My mother came from an abusive home -- so she never fought and maybe had one or two confrontations with my Dad during all those years," Gord NAVIS recalled. And so she was always polite to her mother-in-law, even going home to make lunch for her every day she worked at the bookstore.
NAVIS worked for a Yonge St. bookstore, then for Simpson's department store variously as a model, white-gloved elevator attendant, and in their book section. No one in the family is too sure about when she went to work for Tom MERCHANT, who owned the Handy Book Exchange on Yonge St. near their home.
She took over the store in 1974 after MERCHANT died. NELLES said she had been in the process of buying the business with weekly payments culled from the sale of handicrafts -- crocheted toilet paper covers and the like -- she made and sold in the store.
"It was a cute little store, a half-width store," recalled Gord NAVIS, and it thrived under the combination of NAVIS's personality, her knowledge of books and her coffee pot.
The family opened up the second location on Avenue Rd. in 1982 for son Al to operate. Ten years later, she moved into that store, when Al started a rare book and first edition business in Thornhill.
She was always happy in her store. She had a knack for finding just the right book -- especially for younger readers, whom she doted on. That doesn't mean she made money -- far from it, possibly because she was so generous about the credit she gave people for the used books they brought her.
"With Ollie, some customers brought 10 cartons of books. She'd give a credit of $1 per paperback. One man had a credit for $250," NELLES said.
Her eyesight began failing -- she developed cataracts -- but NAVIS kept going to the store until 2003, when she suffered an accidental fall at home. She died early on November 9 at age 89. NELLES opened the store that day in her honour. Her picture is still in the window and by the cash is a book for customers to sign. Many have.
"You gave me a googly-eyed pencil," wrote one young reader. "You were the first friend I made when I moved here," wrote another. And one person spoke for hundreds of customers when he wrote: "You were a touchstone in my reading life."

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NAVROT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-06 published
WALNECK, The Honourable Raymond Joseph
Passed away in Thunder Bay on May 30, 2006 after a brief illness. Remembered with love and dearly missed by his wife of 47 years Maureen (BLACK,) his two daughters Susan and Sandra, their husbands Mark HARTVIKSEN and David KERR, and grandchildren Owen, Cameron, Kaitlin, Megan and Vanessa. Also remembered lovingly by his sister Joyce and her husband Raymond LAINE, Ann (BLACK) and John MORAN, Barbara (BLACK) and Tom DELANEY, Bob and Marilyn BLACK, his nieces and nephews, and so many dear Friends. He was predeceased by his parents Caroline (NAVROT) and Joseph WALNECK. After receiving his Honours Bachelor of Business from the University of Western Ontario in June 1954 he went on to study law at Osgoode Hall, University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1958. He returned to Thunder Bay and married Maureen on March 30, 1959. Ray practiced law until April 28, 1981 when he was sworn in as a Judge of the Provincial Court of Ontario. He also served as Regional Senior Judge for the Northwest region of Ontario from 1990 to 1998. He presided in court as a Judge until his retirement on September 7, 2005. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Corpus Christi R.C. Church for Funeral Mass at 10: 00 a.m., celebrated by Msgr. P.M. Stilla V.G. Interment followed in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday in the Sargent Family Reception Centre 21N. Court Street. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com.

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