BROUGHALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-06 published
BAGNALL, Archdeacon Harold " Harry," B.A., D.D.
Peacefully at home on Friday, August 3, 2007 in his 90th year. Harry, beloved husband of Jean (nee: BATTLEY) for 62 years. Loving father of Sarah BAGNALL of Toronto and Martha BARTLEY and her husband Dave. Proud grandfather of Christopher and Katie. He is survived by his sister, Mary and her husband David WILSON of Ottawa and brother Leslie of Burlington. Graduated from Trinity College, the University of Toronto in Arts in 1944 and Theology in 1948. He was ordained a priest by Bishop BROUGHALL of the Diocese of Niagara. Archdeacon BAGNALL built the parish of Saint Martins and served that parish in Niagara Falls, as well as Holy Trinity in Welland, St. George's, St. Catharines, and St. Alban's, Beamsville. He was rector of Christ's Church Cathedral and was Dean of the Diocese of Niagara. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to Celebrate his wonderful life will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 83 Church, St. Catharines, on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Inurnment in the church columbarium. Remembrances to St. George's Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of Passfield Mortuary Services (905) 682-0474.

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BROUGHTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
BROUGHTON, John Scott
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, December 30, 2006, John Scott BROUGHTON passed away in his 42nd year. Surrounded by his children Ashley, Mike and their mother Melinda. Loving son of Grace and Ed BUTLER. Dear brother of Janice FOX (Nigel,) Linda BANKS (Mark,) Pete THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and uncle of Lisa and Ryan. His special friend Melanie SAINT_DENIS, her daughter Brooke, and their family. Also many relatives, Friends and many "guys" at Ford. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) for visitation on Thursday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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BROUGHTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-12 published
BROUGHTON, John
On behalf of the family of the late John BROUGHTON our heartfelt thanks: To family, Friends, neighbours, co-workers, pallbearers. For cards, visits, floral tributes, acts of kindness, donations to charities. To Melinda -- "Trillium Gift of Life", Ford workers for support and sharing memories and to those providing lunch. Special thanks to Rev. Wayne PREVETT for the service. Sincerely Ashley and Michael BROUGHTON.

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BROUGHTON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-12-12 published
MALTAS, Kathy
The Family of the late Kathy MALTAS would like to extend thanks to all our relatives, Friends and neighbours for their generous support and expressions of sympathy. We appreciated all the food sent to our home, and flowers and donations made in her memory We would also like to thank Reverend Paul BROUGHTON for his kind words, and the Centennial United Church ladies for providing the lunch. Additionally we extend a special thanks to the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, and for the attention given by the doctors and nurses at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Don, Scott and Michelle, Shawn and Monica and Families
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BROUILLET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
WRIGHT, Sandra Dorothy (née BROUILLET)
With dignity and grace, Sandy passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 24th, 2007. Sandy BROUILLET, beloved wife of Eric WRIGHT. Loving and devoted mother of Vanessa and her husband Kevin, and Lesley. Dear Sister of Graham and Neil BROUILLET. Treasured daughter of William and the late Nora BROUILLET. She will be missed by an abundance of caring Friends. Sandy was a remarkable woman, with an altruistic nature that has always endeared her to others, helping her family, Friends and causes. She had an intrinsic love for her fellow man and her love of life was evident in her talents and throughout her life. She will always be an inspiration to many. Friends are invited to call at the Ross Funeral Chapel, 135 Walton Street, Port Hope, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Saint Mark's Anglican Church, King Street, Port Hope, on Friday, December 28th at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to The Cobourg Survivors Thriver's Dragon Boat Team would be appreciated and can be received at www.rossfuneralchapel.com

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BROUILLETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
BROUILLETTE, Elizabeth (née DEVLIN)
Elizabeth "Betty" passed away peacefully on Monday June 4th, 2007 in her 84th year at the Peel Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit. Betty was born in Montreal on April 11, 1924. She was united in marriage to Arthur Henry BROUILLETTE on June 10, 1944 in Toronto. She was predeceased by her parents William and Louisa DEVLIN, her husband Art (1991,) by her siblings Ronald (1980,) and Mary MAYHEW (1999,) her grand_son Jake McLEOD (1982,) and also by her son-in-law John McLEOD (1995.) She is survived by her children Gail and her husband Dave QUESNEL, Warren and his wife Angela, Craig and his wife Susan, Louise McLEOD, and Steven and his wife Cecilia, also survived by her sister Jean RANDLE. Betty will be greatly missed by her 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and her nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South (Hwy 10), Brampton on Thursday June 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday June 8th, 2007 at 1 p.m. Father Damian ALI will be officiating. Cremation to follow. In Betty's memory, donations to the Alzheimers Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to elizabeth.brouillette@wardfh.com

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BROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
KEILL, William Martin " Marty"
Korean Veteran Peacefully in Ottawa at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Home on October 18, 2007 at the age of 81 years. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Patricia (Pat) KEILL. Loving father of Mark (Linda FREAMO) and grandfather of Connor. Predeceased by sister Isabel (Robert BROUSE.) Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, Ottawa on Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 10 a.m. Condolences/ donations/tributes at: www.mcgarryfamily.com

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BROUWER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-06 published
Crash victim identified
By Sun Media, Fri., July 6, 2007
Sarnia -- An elderly Sarnia woman who died in a Canada Day weekend collision at Indian Road and Cathcart Boulevard was identified by Sarnia police yesterday.
Corrie BROUWER, 82, of Sarnia was a passenger in a vehicle when it collided with two other vehicles about 3 p. m. July 2.

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BROUWER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-05 published
WILEY, Douglas Rowe (August 15, 1921-November 3, 2007)
He looked Death square in the face with an inner smile and a peaceful gaze; and that is a warrior, our father Douglas R. WILEY, Flight Lieutenant Officer D.F.C.
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital K Wing with his family at his side. Douglas will be sadly missed by his children Douglas Jr. (Sharon), Betty-Anne FOLKARD, Donald, Matthew, Mary Louise BROUWER (Leendert,) Jennifer STEVENSON (David) and is predeceased by his beloved son John (Catherine). He was a loved grandfather of eleven, a great-grandfather of one and an uncle to many nieces and nephews. Among cherished family memories, his family takes pride in remembering Douglas for serving our country as a decorated World War 2 Veteran, as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force 431 and 429 Squadrons. He spent his career in the investment business serving for a time as a divisional Vice-President at Greenshields Inc., retiring in 1991. Douglas is predeceased by his beloved brothers John, Bud, Alan, David and sister Barbara. He is survived by his youngest brother Gordon. Much thanks to the very loving and caring staff of L Wing and K2 West at Sunnybrook who carry on the legacy of our veterans through their ultimate respect of the residents they care for daily. Services are to be celebrated at 11 o'clock on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto in the Chapel (H Wing). A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunnybrook Foundation, Veterans Comfort Fund, 2075 Bayview Avenue, H332, Toronto M4N 3M5. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-01-10 published
OTTEWELL, Albert Nelson "Ab"
Of Markdale, formerly of Osprey. Entered into rest at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Gladys TEETER. Loving father of Doug (Dorothy) of Nottawa, Bob (Carol) of Feversham, Bonnie (Roy) DAWN of Rob Roy, Judy JACKSON of Alliston, Barb (Paul) McMULLEN of Thorubury, Joan (Neil) McINTYRE of McIntyre, Shirley OTTEWELL (Kevin LOUGHEED) of Feversham, Jackie (Dave) BROWN of Markdale, Ruthie (Greg) IRWIN of Flesherton and Bill (Patti) of Holland Centre. He will be loved and remembered by his 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents George and Annie and his brother, Bruce. The family received Friends at the Feversham Community Centre on Friday, January 5, for a celebration of life service at 1 p.m. Cremation with interment Burns Presbyterian Cemetery, Feversham. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer or Huntington's Societies would be gratefully appreciated.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-04 published
BROWN, Delmer and Lee
In loving memory of a beloved husband Delmer (2004) and a son Lee (1968).
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts they're always
there.
- Betty and family
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-05 published
PRIDDLE, Stanley Alexander
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, on Sunday September 2, 2007, Stanley Alexander PRIDDLE of Markdale in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Vivian PRIDDLE (née DAWSON.) Dear friend of Joyce ROWE of Hanover. Loving father of Brenda CATCHER of Owen Sound, Evelyn CREGO (Reg) of Burlington, and David PRIDDLE (Camilla) of Manotick. Dear grandfather of Ryan DEMERCHANT, Allison DEMERCHANT, Cole PRIDDLE and Brock PRIDDLE. Sadly missed by sisters Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk, Margaret BROWN and Verna MARKOVICH both of Shelburne. Also survived by mother-in-law Lillian DAWSON of Shelburne, and brother-in-law Tom DAWSON of Dundalk. Predeceased by parents Roy and Jessie (née BADGEROW) PRIDDLE. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from noon until 1: 30 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Friday, September 7 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundalk. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-19 published
ZINN, Audrey Norene (née BAKER)
Audrey Norene ZINN (née BAKER.) After a short illness, peacefully with her family by her side, at London's Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 74 years of age. Best friend and partner of Fred for 54 years. Loving mother of Pat (Ric) DUNWOODY of Orton and Barb (Kim) OSBORNE of Shallow Lake and devoted grandmother of Codey, Caly and Carley. Dearest sister to Bruce (Noreen) BAKER of Collingwood and Shirley (Ken) BROWN of Oakville. Norene led a fun-filled life and will be missed by all who knew her. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, September 20 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A celebration of Norene's life will be held on Friday, September 21 at 1: 00 p.m. at Eugenia United Church (Canrobert Street in Eugenia). Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Eugenia United Church would be gratefully appreciated.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
BROWN, Melvina Ethel (formerly RIDDELL, née TALBOT)
Suddenly at her residence on Saturday, September 29, 2007. Melvina (née TALBOT) of Durham in her 87th year. Wife of the late Clifford RIDDELL and the late James A. BROWN. Loving friend of Thys GROEN. Loved mother of Carolyn (Douglas) LEITH of R.R.#1 Priceville, Lorne (Carol) Riddell of R.R.#1 Dundalk, Barbara Gordon (Denis MOORE) of R.R.#1 Maxwell and Gwen (Brian) MULLIN of R.R.#1 Feversham. Dear sister of Mervyn (Marie) TALBOT of Creemore, Marjorie BLAKEY of Orangeville and Morris (Shirley) TALBOT of Desboro. Sadly missed by sister-in-law Velma TALBOT of Collingwood, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one granddaughter and 2 brothers. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held at the Durham Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2007. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery at 3 p.m. Wednesday. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Durham Presbyterian Church, Durham Seniors' Silver Threads or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-17 published
BROWN, Melvina
The family of Melvina BROWN would like to thank family, Friends and neighbours for your kindness and thoughtfulness. We are grateful for the support you have given us and the Friendship you have shared with mom. Thank you to Rev. John JOHNSON, the Durham Presbyterian Church, the Silver Threads Choir and Annabelle NEUMAN, pianist. Thank you to Ian LEITH for playing your Grandma's favourite music. Your thoughtfulness will not be forgotten. - Douglas and Carolyn LEITH and family, Lorne and Carol RIDDELL and family, Dennis MOORE and Barb GORDON and family, Brian and Gwen MULLIN and family, the Talbot family, and Thys GROEN.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-17 published
BROWN, Melvina (formerly RIDDELL, neé TALBOT)
Melvina BROWN passed away on September 29, 2007. She was born February 1921 to Ed and Verla TALBOT and had four brothers and one sister, Mervin, Maurice, Delbert, Robert and Margerie.
In 1943 Melvina married Clifford RIDDELL and resided on a farm outside of Hopeville. There she and Clifford farmed and raised four children, Carolyn, Lorne, Barbara and Gwen. She worked hard on the farm and loved her flower gardens. She was involved in the Proton Community with Federation of Agriculture, Women's Institute and the Bethany Chapel Church in Hopeville.
Clifford passed away April of 1975 and Melvina continued to farm with her son Lorne.
She met J.A. BROWN and married in 1978 and moved to Durham. She became involved with the senior citizen's playing cards, and shuffleboard at Rockwood Terrace. J.A. passed away in 1995. Melvina continued to live in Durham and joined another group the Silver Threads Choir.
She loved life and enjoyed time with family and Friends. She adored her 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Melvina met a special friend Tys. We are grateful for your Friendship and companionship to mom. We know you will also miss her very much.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-17 published
PRIDDLE, Stanley Alexander
Stanley Alexander PRIDDLE of Markdale passed away suddenly in the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound on Sunday evening, September 2, 2007.
He was born on July 10, 1930 in Osprey Township, the only son of Roy PRIDDLE and Jessie (BADGEROW) PRIDDLE. He and his three sisters attended S.S.#2 McIntyre in Osprey Township where his parents farmed. In 1944 Stan's father purchased a home near Dundalk where the family resided for many years.
Stan's working career started after high school when he found employment with Aitchison's Bakery in Dundalk. He worked there for 12 years and learned the baking trade. In 1957 he took over the bakery in Markdale which had been started by Allen SMITH of Dundalk. Two years later he purchased a building across the street and moved the business there.
On October 24, 1959 he married Vivian DAWSON of Dundalk and together they owned and operated Priddle's Bakery. And that bakery was a great success. People still rave about it today. Just last year someone told his daughter Brenda that she used to go to his bakery and had to hide the pastries she bought in different areas of her house so people wouldn't eat them before meal time. Many of the pleasant memories shared by those who attended visitations and the funeral revolved around the bakery.
After Stan sold the bakery in 1972, he worked as a baker for Vern's Donuts in Owen Sound His employer, Vern BARBER, remembered Stan as someone who always had a smile on his face, and his co-worker, Paul DICKSON/DIXON said that Stan taught him how to be a good baker. Stan worked for Vern for 17 years before ill health forced him to retire.
Stan's favourite pastime was to drive a car. He enjoyed travelling to many places, both locally and far away. He has been in every Canadian province and in many parts of the United States, to the Bahamas and to Jamaica. "If you're not going, you're not living!" was his motto.
In retirement years he and Vivian purchased antique cars and attended local parades and car shows. If a stranger wanted a ride in one of his cars, he gave him one. They had many adventures with these cars and met many new people along the way.
Stan had a good sense of humour. He was generous, quiet kind and considerate. He was held in good esteem by all who knew him.
Stan is survived by his daughters, Brenda CATCHER of Owen Sound and Evelyn (Reg) CREGO of Burlington and by his son David (Camilla) PRIDDLE of Manotick, near Ottawa. He also has four grandchildren, Ryan and Allison DEMERCHANT and Cole and Brock PRIDDLE. He is fondly remembered by his friend Joyce ROWE of Hanover who has arranged to have a tree planted in his honour near Griersville. He is also survived by his sisters Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk, Margaret BROWN of Shelburne and Verna MARKOVICH of Shelburne. His mother-in-law Lillian DAWSON of Shelburne and his brother-in-law Tom DAWSON of Dundalk also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Jessie PRIDDLE, and by his brothers-in-law Bill MUIR, Donald BROWN and Stephen MARKOVICH.
A funeral was held on Friday, September 7 at the Donald and May Funeral Home in Markdale. His daughter Brenda wrote the eulogy and his son David delivered the eulogy along with his own thoughts. His other daughter, Evelyn, prepared a collage of pictures of Stan at various stages in his life. Rev. Mark WAUGH officiated at the service and David FRIES played the organ. A floral arrangement was made for Stan by Bernice TUPLIN of Feversham.
Friends and relatives were present from Markdale, Dundalk, Owen Sound, Chesley, Cambridge, Burlington and Manotick.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-07 published
RICE, Wallace Ephriam
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale Site on Thursday, November 1, 2007 of Markdale in his 86th year. Dear father of Greg (Janet) of Markdale, Craig of London, Steve (Darlene) of Wasaga Beach, Donna (Phil) JOHNSTON of Maxwell and Brad of Durham. Loving grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of five. Pre-deceased by wife Dorothy (BROWN) and sister Joan. Service was held at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment - Flesherton Cemetery.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-21 published
MORLEY, Wayne
Passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 with his family by his side at the home of his parents Bill and Minnie MORLEY, after a courageous battle with cancer. Wayne MORLEY, in his 52nd year. Dear father of Richard and Brian MORLEY and Gordon and Grant DAVIDSON. Will be sadly missed by his two sisters Wendy MORLEY (Chris WINTERBURN) of Dundas and Linda MORLEY- HARRISON (Pepe PETRICH) of R.R.#5 Dundalk, his brother-by-choice Brian BROWN of Guelph, his nephews Christopher MORLEY, Brendon LANGLOIS and Shawn HARRISON, his niece Holly HARRISON and his many aunts and uncles. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Walkers Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest would be appreciated. Visitation was on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-28 published
MATTHEWS, Bernadette (McCABE)
Suddenly in Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Sunday, November 25, 2007 with her family by her side. Bernadette (McCABE) MATTHEWS in her 89th year, beloved wife of the late Eugene MATTHEWS. Dear mother of Maureen (Doug) ROBINSON of Bobcaygeon, Ruth RIEPERT (Ron) of Windsor, Joan MacKINNON (Ed VANALSTINE) of Mono Centre, Grace (Ross) BROWN of Grand Valley, Michael (Ruth) MATTHEWS of Flesherton and Karen (Bruce) RUSSELL of Dundalk. Will be sadly missed by 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Survived by two sisters Mary (Val) KELLY of Powassan and Theresa DIOTTE of Westport. Pre-deceased by her son Robert MATTHEWS, son-in-law Terry RIEPERT, daughter-in-law Erlene KEIP. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Funeral Mass in Saint_John's Roman Catholic Church, Dundalk on Wednesday, November 28 at 12 noon, 2007. Interment in Shelburne Cemetery. Donations to the Dundalk Fire Department or charity of your choice. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
GRAY/GREY, David
David GRAY/GREY, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, November 2, 2007. He was 58.
Born in Guelph, son of the late Reginald Archibald and Dorothy Jean (née BROWN) GRAY/GREY.
Survived by his wife June (née McCROSSAN) GRAY/GREY, children Helen (Dave) HOLT of R.R.#3 Chesley, Christine GRAY/GREY (Mike HILL) of R.R.#3 Paisley, Dave Jr. (Christine) GRAY/GREY of Hanover, adoptive son and daughter Robert and Tanna ALBERT of Hanover, grandchildren Katie, Andrea, Ronald, Dylan, Darren, Michael, Jonathan, Christina, Jennifer, Devin, Alexandrea, Mackenzie and Robyn and Granny McCROSSAN. Also survived by brothers Ken "Chiefy" GRAY/GREY, Bill (Colleen) GRAY/GREY, Reg "Beaner" GRAY/GREY, John "Chopper" (Fran) GRAY/GREY, Don BROWN, sisters Pat (Bill) McINTOSH, Sophia GRAY/GREY (Jeff), Nancy GOWING, Betty GRAY/GREY, Aunt Theresa and 18 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother David GRAY/GREY and Cynthia HUMMERSTONE.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of the Funeral Service at 12 noon. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Children's Wish Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-04 published
OTTEWELL, Albert Nelson “Ab&rdquo
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 of Markdale formerly of Osprey in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Gladys TEETER. Loving father of Doug (Dorothy) of Nottawa, Bob (Carol) of Feversham, Bonnie (Roy) DAWN of Rob Roy, Judy JACKSON of Alliston, Barb (Paul) McMULLEN of Thornbury, Joan (Neil) McINTYRE of McIntyre, Shirley OTTEWELL (Kevin LOUGHEED) of Feversham, Jackie (Dave) BROWN of Markdale, Ruthie (Greg) IRWIN of Flesherton and Bill (Patti) of Holland Centre. He will be loved and remembered by his 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents George and Annie and his brother Bruce. The family will receive Friends at the Feversham Community Centre on Friday, January 5 for a celebration of life service at 1: 00 p.m. (Casual attire). Cremation with interment Burns Presbyterian Cemetery, Feversham. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer or Huntington's Societies would be gratefully appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-04 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Irene Myrtle (née LINNEN)
Peacefully at Summit Pace in Owen Sound on Friday June 1, 2007. In her 82nd year, Irene Myrtle WHITE/WHYTE (née LINNEN,) beloved wife of the late Allan Reginald WHITE/WHYTE. Loving mother of Susan and her husband Bill SUTTON, and Richard WHITE/WHYTE. Very special grandmother of Michael and Chad. Dear sister of Rose (Mrs. Norman MOIR,) Elaine (Mrs. Linus SCHIKOWSKY) and Harvey LINNEN and his wife Linda. Loving sister-in-law of Jean (Mrs. George WHITE/WHYTE.) Predeceased by her brothers Alan, George and Harold, her sister Donna (Mrs. Jerome SCHIKOWSKY) and sisters-in-law Lenore (Mrs. Howard McDONALD) and Ethel (Mrs. Roy BROWN.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Irene was a member of the Woodford Women's Institute for over 20 years and will be greatly remembered for her love of baking and cooking. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Jack TWEDDLE officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-05 published
HARRON, Doreen Mae (née BEST)
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Sunday evening, June 3rd, 2007. Doreen Mae HARRON (née BEST,) of Owen Sound, in her 76th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Lorne HARRON. Loving mother of Lorna GIVENS and her husband, Bob, of Owen Sound, Bob HARRON and his wife, Patti, of Harriston and Shelley HARMS and her husband, Herman, of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of Jennifer (John) HEATHERS, Jackie (Jason) BROWN, Katie HARRON, Kyle HARRON, James MERCIER, Amanda (Dean) GRAHAME, Amy BULMER, Jeff HARMS and Derrick HARMS. Devoted great-grandmother of Jessica and Jennifer BROWN. Cherished sister of Bob BEST and his wife, Doris, of Owen Sound. Dear niece of Margaret McCLEAN and Cliff JACKSON. Doreen will be sadly missed by her in-laws, George and Ethel HARRON, Sadie HOLLANDS and Winnifred FRASER, all of Kincardine and her many cousins, nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by her parents, George and Hazel BEST. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Doreen HARRON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 7th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy. Lady May Rebekah Lodge #188 will hold a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-06 published
LIBBY, John “Jack&rdquo
Of Lions head passed away peacefully at Golden Dawn Nursing Home on Sunday, June 3, 2007 in his 88th year. Cherished father of Barbara (Randle) BROWN of Lion's head and special friend and grandfather of Matthew BROWN of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his sister Georgina (Doug) SHURGOLD of St. Catharines and sister-in-law Mary Jane LIBBY of Toronto. John spent many hours playing cards and Jim PETERMAN has lost a true friend and opponent. John was predeceased by his wife Ruth, parents Katie (DUKE) and Clarence LIBBY, his brother Al LIBBY and his sisters Grace LIBBY, Lillian OLDS and Geraldine CONRON. Cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service at Eastnor Cemetery, Lion's head on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-12 published
BROWN, Pearl Catherine (née OSBORNE)
Suddenly Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, on Monday June 11, 2007. Pearl BROWN (née OSBORNE) of Owen Sound in her 78th year. Wife of the late Arthur BROWN. Predeceased by her sisters Muriel, Margaret, Jean, and Eileen, her brothers Elmer, and Ross and by her parents Lexina and Alfred OSBORNE. Also sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pearl was a long time employee of RBW Owen Sound. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Wednesday June 13th, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-16 published
WARDROP- BURKHARD/BURKHARDT/BURKHART, Areata May "Reta" (CARSON)
At the Southampton Care Centre in Southampton Friday morning June 15, 2007. The former Reta CARSON of Southampton in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Sylvester BURKHARD/BURKHARDT/BURKHART and the late Rev. Cecil WARDROP. Loving mother of Elmer WARDROP and his wife Bev and Harold WARDROP all of Sauble Beach, Wayne WARDROP and his wife Vi and Steve WARDROP and his wife Gayle all of Southampton as well as eight step-children. Lovingly remembered by her twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Dear mother-in-law of Leighton VICKERS and his wife Sally of Wiarton. Dear sister of Jean BROWN of Southampton, George CARSON of British Columbia, Ralph CARSON and his wife Eva of R.R.#1, Hepworth, Doris McKAY and Ken CARSON and his wife Beatrice all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her daughter Shirley VICKERS, her daughter-in-law Marg WARDROP, one brother Harold CARSON and two sisters Muriel WRIGHT and Thelma BULBROCK. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Gord McDONALD officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Faith Tabernacle Church, Wiarton, Alzheimer Society or the Southampton Hospital would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Reta by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-03 published
BROWN, Ivan Ross
At Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Sunday July 1, 2007, Ivan Ross BROWN of Guelph, formerly of Markdale in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Joan BROWN (PARKER) of Guelph. Loving father of Peter BROWN of Carleton Place, Terry BRODIE (Ray LEWIS) of Markdale, Becky BROWN of Guelph and Virginia STEFFLER (Glenn) of Markham. Grandfather of Matthew, Heather and Evan BRODIE; Madeleine and Abraham THEODORE; Isobel BAKER- BROWN; and Emerson STEFFLER. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, Markdale, Friday July 6th at 2: 00 p.m., followed by cremation. Arrangements entrusted to May Funeral Home, Markdale. If desired, donations to the New Democratic Party, Lung Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-03 published
MALONEY, Helen or “Lena” (née PHILLIPS)
Passed away, surrounded by her family at Meaford Hospital on Friday, June 29, 2007 in her 87th year. Survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Larry (Lawrence Owen), her sons, Peter and partner Jin ZHE (Meaford, Ontario and Changchun, China,) Denny and wife Lyn (London, Ontario and Naples, Florida), Terry (London, Ontario), and Murray and wife Joani (Meaford, Ontario). Predeceased by her sons Larry, Jr. and Philip. Grandmother of Kevin and fiancée Nicole (Dallas, Texas), Craig and wife Sherry (Toronto, Ontario), Karen ZIMMERMAN and husband Craig (Oakland, Iowa,) Kelly (Pickering, Ontario), Michael (London, Ontario), Chris and Brendan (Meaford, Ontario,) and Andrea FISCHER and husband Chris (Wasaga Beach, Ontario.) Great-grandmother of Haley Navaisha MALONEY and Ava FISCHER. Predeceased by her sister, Evangeline, and her brothers, Dimitri (Jimmy) and Cyril (Carl), she is missed by sister, Nadejda (Annie) RAINVILLE (Toronto, Ontario,) her brother, Methody (Ted) PHILLIPS (Lackawanna, New York), daughter-in-law of Suzanne MALONEY. sister-in-law, Wynn (Newmarket, Ontario) and nieces and nephews, Dianne PAPADOPOLOUS, Gerry RAINVILLE, Sharon RAINVILLE, Stacey DELMONT, Shelley VRANJES, Peter PHILLIPS, Johnny PHILLIPS, Ed PHILLIPS, George MALONEY, Mike MALONEY, Mary MALONEY, Mark MALONEY, Bridget MALONEY, Carole BEST, Tommy BEAUVAIS, Peggy BEAUVAIS, Brian BEAUVAIS, Diane PIRIE, Cathy BEAUVAIS, Paul MALONEY, Tim MALONEY, Pat MALONEY, Helen HUTCHINGS, Fred RAPLEY, Penney BROWN, Elizabeth LEATHERDALE, and Georgea WAFFLE. Born May 27, 1921 in Toronto, eldest of six children born in Canada to Dina and Petre FILEFF, former Greek and Turkish subjects, from Western Macedonian mountain village of Trsye, who immigrated after World War I and adopted the anglicized name PHILLIPS. Lived on Wilkins Avenue in Cabbagetown area of Toronto. Attended Sackville Street School and Central Tech. Attended St. Cyril and Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church. Lifetime member of Daughters of Macedonia and Trsye Benevolent Society. Raised through the depression, she worked as a housekeeper and seamstress, for room and board and going dancing with sisters “Vee” and “Annie” at the Palais Royale or Masonic Temple. During the early years of World War 2 she met, and fell in love with a gentleman of the Air Corps, then Royal Canadian Air Force Airman L.O. MALONEY, to whom she was wed in 1943, after he returned from radar duty in England. Helen joined Larry when he was stationed at Royal Canadian Air Force Station Bagotville in 1944. After Sgt. MALONEY's demobilization, they started a family, living in a flat on Balsam Avenue in the Beach area of Toronto. While in Toronto, the family were members of Saint Michael's diocese. In 1951 the family moved to Point-aux-Trembles area of Montréal and later to St. Michel (1953-1972) at the northeast end of Montréal Island. While in Montréal, the family were members of St. Brendan's diocese. In 1972, moved to Scarborough, Ontario. Following Larry's early retirement in 1978, Helen and Larry wintered in Largo, Florida for 28 years of well-earned recreation and leisure time. In 2003, Helen and Larry moved to the family estate near Meaford, Ontario. Helen was the consummate homemaker, a skilled manager, budgeter, purchaser, chef, knitter, sewer, clothier, seamstress, launderer, cleaner, practical nurse and psychologist. She made it all seem easy. To children she was a cub and scout organizer, protector, comforter, supporter and healer. To her peers she was a graceful dancer, astute bridge partner, champion bowler, occasional golfer and good fun to be with at social events. To her husband, Larry, she was a lifelong friend, companion, partner and counsellor. Larry says that Helen saved him from an unstable life pursuing impractical daydreams. Between 1945 in Toronto and 1963 in Montreal, Helen gave birth to six sons. It was the great regret of her life that she never had a daughter, and so it was that she had a special affection for her nieces, grand-daughters and great-granddaughters. Helen was, in a category she herself sometimes applied to people, a “giver”. She was a good person with commendable standards of conduct and morality. Helen was always concerned about the feelings of others, always ready to lend a helping hand, always ready with a kind word. There are very few like her. She will be missed. Service held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 at Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, 60 Denmark Street, Meaford, Ontario. (519) 538 2550 Visitation begins at noon. The family receives visitors at home following service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Society.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-17 published
CASWELL, Viola (MURRAY)
At the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at the age of 78. The former Viola MURRAY, predeceased by her beloved husband Ray CASWELL in 2002. Loved mother of Vernon CASWELL of Brantford, Glen CASWELL of Waterloo, Rosemary and her husband Stephen PALMER of Meaford and David CASWELL and his wife Lou of R.R.#4, Chatsworth. Sadly missed Grandma of Gordon, Matthew and William PALMER and Brandon and Hannah CASWELL. Dear sister of Wilma (late “Ab”) CAREFOOT of Meaford, Edythe (Ross) WILEY of Markdale, Ruby (Elwood) BROWN of Owen Sound, George (late Mary) MURRAY of Walter's Falls, and Roy (Joyce MURRAY) of Markdale. Predeceased by a brother Thompson and his wife Viola MURRAY of Markdale. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E. in Meaford on Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 18 at 1: 30 p.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Long Term Care Centre or Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-11 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Eileen Sylvia (née FRENCH)
Passed away peacefully at Lanark Heights in Kitchener on August 10th 2007 in her 81st year. She was a long time resident of Burlington and summer resident at Miller Lake on the Bruce Peninsula. Cherished wife of Lloyd for 63 years. Loving mother of Donna DORAN (Wayne) of Kitchener, Thomas LOW/LOWE/LOUGH of Etobicoke and Steven LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (Beth) of Owen Sound. Grandmother of Heather SCHUMANN (Robert,) Lisa DORAN-STERMANN (Chris), Beth BROWN (Tyler), Amy DORAN- STREIT (Jeff,) Stephanie LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Melissa LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and Kristopher LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Great-Grandmother of Jacob, Katrina, Emily, Katelyn, Tayah and Grady. Dear sister of Donald FRENCH of Toronto and William FRENCH (Esther) of Burlington. Predeceased by her sister-in-law Jean FRENCH. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of the Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Burlington Baptist Church, 2225 New Street, Burlington on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 1 p.m. Private Family Interment, Burlington Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario or Burlington Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Grand River Hospital, Lanark Place and Lanark Heights. www.smithsfh.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-01 published
MORIN, Edward " Ed"
Retired Sergeant Queen's Own Rifles and veteran of World War Two, Ed MORIN of Meaford passed away peacefully at the Meaford Hospital on Friday August 31, 2007 at the age of 83. Loved father of William ‘Bill' MORIN and his partner Susan BROWN of Meaford and sadly missed grandfather of Laurie and her partner Steve BALL of Edmonton, Alberta. Fondly remembered by his wife Elizabeth of Meaford and by her family: Jeff BROWN and his wife Brenda and their children Tyler, Jennie and Ben of Paynes Mills, and Patty BROWN of Sackville, New Brunswick. Predeceased by his wife, the former Shirley Christine BROWN. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Sunday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services, officiated by Pastor Steve BEDARD, will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday September 3, 2007 at 11 o'clock with cremation to follow. Interment of Ed's ashes will take place at Stayner Union Cemetery at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donation to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Meaford First Baptist Church would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-04 published
PRIDDLE, Stanley Alexander
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services-Owen Sound, on Sunday September 2, 2007, Stanley Alexander PRIDDLE of Markdale in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Vivian PRIDDLE (née DAWSON.) Dear friend of Joyce ROWE of Hanover. Loving father of Brenda CATCHER of Owen Sound, Evelyn CREGO (Reg) of Burlington, and David PRIDDLE (Camilla) of Manotick. Dear grandfather of Ryan DEMERCHANT, Allison DEMERCHANT, Cole PRIDDLE and Brock PRIDDLE. Sadly missed by sisters Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk, Margaret BROWN and Verna MARKOVICH both of Shelburne. Also survived by mother-in-law Lillian DAWSON of Shelburne, and brother-in-law Tom DAWSON of Dundalk. Predeceased by parents Roy and Jessie (née BADGEROW) PRIDDLE and brothers-in-law Bill MUIR, Donald BROWN and Stephen MARKOVICH. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from noon until 1: 30 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Friday, September 7th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundalk. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-10 published
SCHMIDT, Robert Lloyd
Suddenly on Friday, September 7th, 2007, at the age of 79 years, Lloyd SCHMIDT of Port Elgin and formerly of Bruce Township. He is survived by his loving wife the former Gertie STANLEY (BROWN) of Port Elgin. Also surviving is his stepson Leslie BROWN and his wife Nicole, their children Nicholas and Jonas of Port Elgin, his stepson-in-law Gary SCHAEFER and his children Charlene RADLER and her family of Kitchener and Todd SCHAEFER and his family of Elmira. He will also be missed by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many cousins. Predeceased by stepdaughter Barbara SCHAEFER. Friends may call at the at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores), from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, September 10th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 2: 00 p.m. with Nathanial SWAN officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stoke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial and portrait online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-15 published
ZINN, Audrey Norene Zinn (née BAKER)
After a short illness, peacefully with her family by her side, at London's Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 74 years of age. Best friend and partner of Fred for 54 years. Loving mother of Pat (Ric) DUNWOODY of Orton and Barb (Kim) OSBORNE of Shallow Lake and devoted grandmother of Codey, Caly and Carley. Dearest sister to Bruce (Noreen) BAKER of Collingwood and Shirley (Ken) BROWN of Oakville. Norene led a fun-filled life and will be missed by all who knew her. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, September 20 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A celebration of Norene's life will be held on Friday, September 21 at 1: 00 p.m. at Eugenia United Church (Canrobert Street in Eugenia). Internment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Eugenia United Church would be gratefully appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-18 published
COOK, Doris Marion (née GIBBONS)
Peacefully at Lee Manor on Sunday, September 16, 2007. Doris COOK (née GIBBONS) of Owen Sound in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernie COOK. Loving mother of Larry and his wife Jane and David and Cathy all of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by three grandchildren Marc and his wife Cathy of Kitchener, Staci and her husband Jeff BROWN of Owen Sound and Leigh of British Columbia and three great-grandchildren Tanner, Cole and Ella. Also survived by a sister Ruth and her husband Ron BAKER of Owen Sound. Predeceased by two sisters, Edith HURLBUT and Helen COOK and five brothers Gord, Howard, Norm, Clarence and Clifford GIBBONS. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock with visiting 1 hour prior to service time from 12 o'clock to 1 o'clock. Pastor Laurie GIBBONS officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation or Rockcliffe Gospel Temple would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-01 published
BROWN, Melvina Ethel (formerly RIDDELL, née TALBOT)
Suddenly at her residence on Saturday, September 29, 2007. Melvina (née TALBOT) of Durham in her 87th year. Wife of the late Clifford RIDDELL and the late James A. BROWN. Loving friend of Thys GROEN. Loved mother of Carolyn (Douglas) LEITH of R.R.#1, Priceville, Lorne (Carol) RIDDELL of R.R. #1, Dundalk, Barbara GORDON (Denis MOORE) of R.R.#1, Maxwell and Gwen (Brian) MULLIN of R.R.#1, Feversham. Dear sister of Mervyn (Marie) TALBOT of Creemore, Marjorie BLAKEY of Orangeville and Morris (Shirley) TALBOT of Desboro. Sadly missed by sister-in-law Velma TALBOT of Collingwood, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 1 granddaughter and 2 brothers. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Durham Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2007. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery at 3 p.m. Wednesday. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Durham Presbyterian Church, Durham Seniors' Silver Threads or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-17 published
GRIMOLDBY, Bernadine (née BECHARD)
On Sunday, October 14th, 2007 at Hannah Walker Place. Bernadine GRIMOLDBY (née BECHARD) of Owen Sound in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband James. Loving mother to Sherline and her husband Paul ADAS of Utica, Michigan, Jim and his wife Joyce of Owen Sound, and Garry and Cheryl of Ingersol. Sadly missed by grandchildren Debbie, Chuck, Linda, Michelle, Jamie, Susan, Linda Ann, Kevin, Trevor, and by several great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother Joseph BECHARD, sister-in-law Evelyn CHRISTENSON, and special friend Marion GRIFFIN. Predeceased by her sister Loretta BROWN. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. A Ladies Legion Auxiliary Service will take place at 6: 45 p.m. A funeral service will take place in the chapel, Friday, October 19th at 11 o'clock. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-03 published
JESSON, Lenora "Nora" Caroline Elizabeth (née EAST)
Mrs. Lenora (Nora) Caroline Elizabeth JESSON, age 94, of Kitchener passed away peacefully at the Grand River Regional Hospital on Monday October 29, 2007. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late Percy EAST and the former Ida COPP. Nora and her husband Bert lived in Stratford until moving to Goderich in 1961 and then to Kitchener in 1977. Beloved wife of the late Barrett (Bert) JESSON whom she married on August 10, 1935 and who predeceased her on February 23, 2004. Loving mother of Donald JESSON of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Grandmother of Troy and Tracy. Also survived by nieces Elizabeth BROWN and Nancy COOK, nephew Ron BROWN. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Ethel JESSON, sisters Irene and Hazel, brother Clarence. A Graveside was held at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford. wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-21 published
CANNING, Vera Aileen (née BROWN)
Peacefully, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on Monday, November 19th, 2007, Vera Aileen CANNING (née BROWN,) of Owen Sound, in her 75th year. Dearly beloved wife of Frank CANNING. Loving mother of Roy (Karen) CANNING, of Pickering, Allen CANNING, David (Dorothy) CANNING, both of Kitchener, Lorelie (Rick) DEAN, Frank (Robin) CANNING, both of Owen Sound, Louise (Stephen) HIRD, of East Linton and Jamie (Beverley) CANNING, of Oshawa. Loving grandmother of eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Vera is survived by her sisters, Audrey PLANTE, Lila (Walter) GOODWIN, Jessie (John) McCURDY, Ada CARLTON, Adele (Theodore) BROWN- TSAOUSIDIS, and brothers, Clifford (Beulah) BROWN and Raymond (Catherine) BROWN. Predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Louise BROWN and her brother Wilfred BROWN. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Vera CANNING will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m., with Rev. Linda NIXON officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, as your expression of sympathy.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-23 published
BROWN, Walter Arnold
At Hannah Walker Place in Owen Sound on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. In his 90th year, Walter Arnold BROWN the beloved husband of the late Grace (née HENRY.) Loving father of Jim BROWN. Proud grandfather of Gregory BROWN and his wife Tracy and Kerry (Mrs. Aaron YECK.) Loving great-grandfather of Zachary, Rhylan, Morgan, Nathan and Joel. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Linda and by his brothers Milton, William, Melville and by his sister Irene (Mrs. Joseph KNOSLEY.) Arnold was a conductor at Canadian National Railways for many years and will be missed greatly. A graveside service will be held. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-27 published
BESTWARD, Joyce Louise (née BROWN)
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, November 24, 2007. Joyce BESTWARD (née BROWN) of Owen Sound in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Daniel BESTWARD. Predeceased by her children George BESTWARD and Gail BESTWARD. Survived and sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Alexis BESTWARD and her brother Wilmot BROWN both of Owen Sound. Predeceased by two sisters Clara and Louise. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Friday from 12 noon until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-28 published
HILL, Florence Pearl (née DAVIDSON)
Passed away peacefully at Errinrung Retirement Home, The Town of The Blue Mountains, on Monday, November 26, 2007. The former Pearl DAVIDSON in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl HILL. Dear mother of Linda and her husband Doug PERKS of Peterborough and Sharon and her husband Gord BOYD of Meaford. Dear Nana of four grand_sons and one granddaughter and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Ida and Robert DAVIDSON and sisters Bella PATERSON and Eva BROWN and brothers Clifford, Art, Lorne, and Ross. Friends may call at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. with Funeral Service following at 11 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-01 published
BROWN, Donald MacBride
In Southampton on Thursday November 29, 2007. Don BROWN of Southampton in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty). Loving father of Nancy SAMUELS (Fred) of Mississauga, Donald BROWN Jr. of Southampton, Jim BROWN (Shelley) of Brampton, Tom BROWN (Teresa) of Oshawa, Barbara EVERETT (Dave) of Brampton, and Janet BROWN (Frank VIEIRA) of Brampton. Loving Grandfather of Laura, Catherine, Mark, Steven, Brian, Michael, Jeffery, Stacey, Christopher, Michael, and Leah, and Great-grandfather of Aidan, Leah, and Max. Survived by his brother William BROWN of London. Predeceased by his brothers John and Robert. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Sunday December 2, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the life of Donald BROWN will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Monday at 1 p.m. Cremation. A Time of Fellowship will follow in the family centre of the funeral home. Expressions of remembrance may be made to the Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation to assist in the research of Pick's Disease or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-11 published
McAFEE, Susanna Phyllis (née MERRIFIELD)
At Grey Bruce Health Services-Markdale, on Sunday December 9th, 2007, Susanna Phyllis McAFEE (née MERRIFIELD) of Markdale, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Bert McAFEE, loving mother of Ann and her husband Raymond BROWN of Markdale. Dear grandmother of Susanna INGLIS of Stratford, great-grandmother of Kelseigh, Makaila, and Brayden. Survived by sister Rose WILSON of Owen Sound and brothers Frank MERRIFIELD of Port Elgin and Nelson MERRIFIELD (Ora) of Markdale. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Eli, Tom, Jim and Raymond MERRIFIELD. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9.00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held Wednesday December 12, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. If desired, donations to the Markdale Fire Department or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-19 published
MENARY, Kathleen " Keen"
Passed away peacefully in her 78th year at Lee Manor Nursing Home in Owen Sound on Monday December 17th, 2007. Kathleen was born on April 6th 1929 in Schumacher/Timmins, she later married Frank MENARY of Lion's Head. Survived by her children - Kathleen BROWN (Robert,) Sonja, Erika and Keith all of Keller Texas, Frank MENARY (Patricia), Frank Jr., Nina and Allan all of Barrie, Ontario, Melanie CRAWFORD (Tracy,) James and Shannon and two great-granddaughters Colleen and Lindsay all of Owen Sound, Marcella PIGGOTT (Ralph,) Ryan and Nicole all of Innerkip Ontario. Also survived by her sisters Florrie MORGAN and Patricia PAUL both of Hamilton. Predeceased by Ivy FOX and Jack KEEN formerly of Montreal and Jake and Edna HORNER formerly of Hamilton. Her children would like to thank Dr. MARSDEN and the nurses and staff at Lee Manor for attending to Mom. Private viewing only. Rest in peace Mom.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-20 published
BYERS, Sean Paul
In his sleep, on Dundas St. in London, in his 29th year. son of Maurice Paul BYERS of Owen Sound and his wife Anita MEMERY, and Myra Marie GARNETT of Chatham. Sean is survived by his parents, daughter Victoria BYERS (RITCHIE,) stepfather David GARNETT brother Cory of London, brothers Colin, Philip, Richard and Michael and sisters Stephanie, of Chatham and Lisa Marie BYERS- WINGET of Courtnay, British Columbia, step-sister Kylie MEMERY and step-brother Chris MEMERY, both of Owen Sound. Also survived by Grandmother Grace CRAIG and aunt Cindy (CRAIG) DALEY, aunts Sandra (BYERS) BROWN of Owen Sound and Linda BYERS of Port Elgin, and uncles Joseph of Radley, Sasketchewan; Lorne of Hanover, Michael and Timothy both of Port Elgin. Predeceased by Grandfathers Lawrence BYERS and Lionel CRAIG, Grandmother Mabel (WATKINS) BYERS and brother Paul Maurice BYERS. Visitation was at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 James St. at Richmond in London, from 2-4 and from 7-9 on Sunday December 16. Funeral Service was held at the James A. Harris Funeral Home on Monday December 17 at 11am.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-24 published
BROWN, Norman Henderson
Peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, December 23rd, 2007. Norman Henderson BROWN, of Kilsyth, in his 86th year. Dearly beloved husband of Patricia BROWN (née MARKHAM.) Loving step-father of Lynda IRVING- STUCKLESS and her husband, Lloyd, of Kanata and their two children, Jamie and Mark. Norman will be sadly missed by his beloved Molly. Predeceased by his parents, Erskine and Nellie BROWN; his brother Gordon BROWN; his sister, Orlo NEILSON his step-son, Terry IRVING. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Wednesday afternoon from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. only. A Funeral Service for Norman BROWN will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, December 27th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Jack FEARNALL officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Diabetes Association and the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-29 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Mary Elizabeth (McBRIDE, née SACZKOWSKI)
After a two year courageous battle with cancer, Mary (née SACZKOWSKI) of Shallow Lake passed away Thursday, December the 13th, 2007 in her 49th year. Beloved wife of Tim. Loving mother of Chris GIERUSZ (Courtney HOFELS) Bolton, and Amanda GIERUSZ (Chris PARISIEN) Shallow Lake. Devoted grandmother to Alex, Nicholas and Noah. Cherished sister of Cyndi (Tom FRAME) Acton, Ellen (Jeff CAMBELL) Torrance and Richard (Cathy) Kingston. Predeceased by parents Richard and Wilma (Graham HASTINGS.) Daughter-in-law of Georgina THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Meaford and sister-in-law of Jim THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Sue BROWN) Shallow Lake. Former employee of Maple View Residence of Owen Sound. A celebration of Mary's life will take place Saturday, January the 5th, 2008 at Victoria Parks Community Centre, 35 Victoria Cres., Mono Mills from 1: 00 pm-3:00 p.m. If so desired, donations to the Terry Fox Run would be appreciated (as per Mary's wishes).

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
ROSS, Dorothy Lois (née BROWN)
Passed away following a courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday January 2, 2007 at the Meaford Hospital. Born in Provost, Alberta, loved daughter of the late George Russell and Delva Mae JICKLING) BROWN and dear step-daughter of the late Frank DALE of London, Ontario. Dorothy ROSS of Meaford and formerly of London, predeceased by her beloved husband Bruce ROSS, in her 76th year. Loving mother of Paul ROSS and his wife Margo and sadly missed Grandma of Jordan and Jesse ROSS all of Meaford. Predeceased by a brother Leonard Dale BROWN and his wife Terry of London and also predeceased by a sister Laura Annie BROWN in her youth. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. A family celebration of Dorothy's life and interment of her cremated remains will take place in London, Ontario at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
GEORGE, Bruce
Of Hillside Avenue, Delhi passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 in his 76th year. A Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Veteran having served overseas in Germany and Africa with the Canadian Guard. Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 125, Delhi. Member of Saint_John Brebeuf and Companions Roman Catholic Church, Delhi. Beloved husband of Shirley GEORGE (nee: BROWN.) Loving father of Michael GEORGE (Alexandra), Fredericton, New Brunswick; Jennifer GEORGE, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Patrick GEORGE (Terri Lynn), Waterloo, Rev. Fr. Matthew GEORGE, Tillsonburg and father-in-law of Maria GEORGE. Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren: Katie, Meaghan, Margaret, Amina, Nicholas, Hassen, Jordan, Joseph, Tyler, Sarah, Edward, Nathan, Daniel and great-grandfather of Noura, Amir and Yousuf. Dearest brother-in-law of Merle GEORGE, Richmond Hill and Keith BROWN (Alice), Stayner. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his two daughters: Lesley Carol (1963) and Mary Ellen (1971) and by his three brothers: Richard (1927), Eric (1983), Allan (1995) and his wife Bernice (1995) and by his sister Mary (1928). Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for visitation on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and for Royal Canadian Legion Service at 6: 45 p.m. and Parish Prayers at 7: 30 p.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of LaSalette Roman Catholic Church, LaSalette on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation or the Breast Cancer Research will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
HAWKE, Alberta Maude (BURLEY)
Peacefully at the Dearness Nursing Home, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, Alberta Maude HAWKE (BURLEY) in her 86th year. Predeceased by beloved husband Lount (1967) and two daughters Judy DANN (1984) and Susan ROGERS (1980.) Dear mother of Larry (Beverley,) Sharon (Ron) McLAY, Peter (Johanna) and Tim HAWKE. Survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Evans Chapel on Friday, January 5th, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Victor BROWN officiating. Interment in Stoke's Bay. Donations to London Health Sciences Centre, Cancer Program or Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Alberta Hawke.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
REINHART, Marjorie Ursula (née BROWN)
Peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, January 3, 2007. Marjorie Ursula REINHART (née BROWN) of Victoria Rest Home, Woodstock, and formerly of Nova Scotia Court, Woodstock, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Andrew REINHART (2001.) Loved daughter of the late Harold and Vera BROWN of Woodstock. Dear mother of Charlotte McINTOSH (Graeme) of Thamesford and Douglas (Cathy) of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Jordan and Quinn. Dear sister of the late Donald BROWN. Loved sister-in-law of Audrey BROWN of Woodstock, Dorothy WOLFCALE (Delbert) of Youngstown, Ohio, Ieleen GULLIFORD (Gordon) of Edmonton, Betty HAY (Gerry) of Winnipeg, and Emery REINHART (Rita) of Sebring, Florida. Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mervin and Ina REINHART. Marjorie was devoted to her husband and family and spent 35 years supporting Gordon in the family business, Hyde's Pharmacy. In her retirement years, she volunteered at Family and Children's Services and pursued her passion for travel. As a lifelong member of Dundas Street United Church, she fulfilled many duties, the most notable being her long service in the church choir, the United Church Women (Friendship Circle) and her contribution to the annual church bazaar. She was a life member of the Gideon International Auxiliary. In recent years, with great dignity, courage and humour she managed the ravages of Pick's Disease. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the staff and residents of Victoria Rest Home, Doctor KOCSIS and Doctor DOMINICONE for their constant love and care of Marjorie. Friends will be received at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (519-539-0004), Friday, January 5, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The celebration of Marjorie's life will be held at Dundas Street United Church on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Glen MacPHERSON and Pam WILCOX officiating. Following cremation, interment will take place at a later in the Hillview Cemetery. Contributions to the Dundas Street United Church Memorial Fund, the Gideon Bible Plan, or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
CAMPBELL, Colin Thomas
Peacefully after a courageous battle Colin Thomas CAMPBELL lost his fight with Cancer at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus on January 1st, 2007 in his 72nd year. Dear brother of Helen (Jack) BROWN of Burlington and June (Norman) BARON of London. Predeceased by his sister Margaret (Richard) STEPHENS. Dearly love uncle of James BROWN of Burlington, Robert BROWN of Ancaster and Ronald BROWN of Phoenix, Alison (Scott) SLACK of Strathroy and Robert BARON of Toronto. Predeceased by niece Dawn Elizabeth BARON. Cremation has taken place. At Colin's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Ashes will be scattered in Lake Joseph at a later date. Donations to the Shriners Childrens Hospital or the London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
BROWN, Kay " Denise"
Of London, on Thursday, January 4th, 2007, at her late residence, in her 54th year. Loved daughter of the late Leo and Eileen PICKING) BROWN and dear sister of Ronnie and her husband Len PARKINS of Saint Thomas, Michael and his wife Betty BROWN of London, Tracey PALMER of London and Chris and his wife Jenny BROWN of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Denise was born in Saint Thomas on September 18, 1953. She was a member of Saint Anne's Church. A Memorial Mass to celebrate Denise's life will be held at Saint Anne's Church on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment of ashes in Holy Angels' Cemetery. No visitation prior to the service. Remembrances may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation or to Canadian Mental Health. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
SPICE, Robert William Barry
Of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at his late residence, in his 58th year. Loved son of Connie MAITLAND and the late Albert William SPICE and dear brother of Marilyn and her husband Roy MARTIN of Windsor and Sandra and her husband Earl BROWN of Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Dear friend of Marilyn KELLY of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his step-father Lloyd MAITLAND. Robert was born in Sarnia on March 8, 1949. He served in the Armed Forces and for the past number of years was a bartender at Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion and also had worked at the Hi-Ro Shrine Club. Bob was a long time member of Branch 41 and was in the Colour Guard. He also bowled a number of years. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the Poppy Fund of the Legion or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
McFADDEN, Kenneth W.
At Middlesex Terrace, Delaware on Monday, January 8, 2007, Kenneth W. McFADDEN of Melbourne, in his 80th year. Born in Chatham Township he was the son of the late Otto and Charlotte McFADDEN. Ken is survived by his wife Dorothy (REID) McFADDEN, daughter Judy WILLS (Harold) and sons Ed (Dianne), Dennis and Dave (Vivian). Grandfather to Roxanne McDOUGALL (Guy), Lizanne WANT (Mark), Kim LACOURSE (Phil,) Jackie GOODSITE (Rick,) Jeremy McFADDEN (Nancy) and Casey and Melissa McFADDEN. Great-grandpa to Megan, Jessica and Amber McDOUGALL, Matthew and Alicia WANT, Christopher ZALEPA and Xander McFADDEN. Also survived by sisters Betty KEUTCH (Bill,) Marie MOORE (Leroy,) brothers Gerald (Pauline,) Ernest (Barb,) Gord (Frances) and Hugh (Joyce.) Predeceased by sister Mildred BROWN and brothers Lloyd, Glen and Eugene. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home Mount Brydges on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to follow from the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard GOLDEN officiating. Interment of ashes at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Saint_Joseph's Hospital, London Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
BROWN, Jimmy
In loving memory of my Daddy Jimmy, who passed away six years ago. As I opened my eyes this morning And looked to Heaven above, I whispered "Hello Daddy" And sent you all my love. You know how much I miss you And wish that you were here, To hold you safe within my arms And always keep you near. But we know that this can't happen So the best thing I can do, Is to hold you forever in my heart And always think of you. Put Your arms around him Lord Give him the care I cannot give, But let him know Dear Jesus I'll love him as long as I live. No joy or happiness on this sad day Just falling tears and prayers to say. Forever loved and missed by your daughter Ann Marie and Nurno.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
BROWN, Jimmy
In loving memory of my Daddy Jimmy, who passed away six years ago. If Heaven had a stairway I'd climb it two by ten, I'd put my arms around my Daddy And bring him home again. But God would never let this happen For He would surely know, If I held my Daddy in my arms I'd never let him go. For kind was his nature True were his ways, And I will treasure his memory Til the end of my days. Always a smile when I think of him A prayer before I sleep, And often a falling tear When silently I weep. The happiest days that I once knew Were as a family complete with you. Always loved and missed by your son Jim and Cory.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
BROWN, Jimmy
In loving memory of my Daddy Jimmy, who passed away six years ago. My memories often wander As the twilight shadows fall, Back to the time of my childhood The best days of them all. A vision appears before me So sweet, so calm, so dear The vision is my Daddy How I wish that he was here. For although my eyes cannot see him His love is always there, In every precious memory He left for us to share. So if there is another life And I am born once more, I'll pray to God to give me back The Daddy whom I adore. Look after him Lord as he takes his rest For the Daddy I lost was one of the best. Sorely missed and always loved by your son Pat.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
BROWN, Jimmy
In loving memory of my husband Jimmy who passed away 6 years ago. It seems like only yesterday You took me by the hand, And placed on it a special ring A golden wedding band. Now six years have passed on by Since the angels led you away, And many times I've asked them why They could not let you stay. So I'll meet you in my dreams Jimmy The way I always do, We'll go for a walk down memory lane And I'll have a laugh with you. Just before my dream has ended And I'm about to rise, I'll put my arms around you And look into your eyes. I'll tell you how much I love you And how I miss you so, You'll gently hug and kiss me And say "Believe me love, I know" You're in the arms of Jesus now I know that you'll be fine, But how I wish with all my heart That those loving arms were mine. Sadly missed and loved by your wife Joan and large family circle in Canada, Ireland and England.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
BROWN, Jimmy
In loving memory of our Papa Jimmy, who passed away six years ago. The angels got together In Heaven up above, They decided to make an angel Just for us to love. They took a drop of sunshine And a piece of sky so blue, Then they took a rainbow And finished off with you. Our love for you is endless Papa Too much to ever measure, Your loving face and warm embrace Are the memories we will treasure. In our hearts, ever true In each of us, a little you Your tender smile and caring ways Will live with us throughout our days. Our star in the sky, ever so bright It's not goodbye Papa, it's only goodnight. Dearly loved and missed by your grandchildren Natasha, Patrick, Justin, Shane, Trevor, Riley and Shayla.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-12 published
GINGRAS, Louis
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, palliative care on Thursday, January 11, 2007, Louis GINGRAS of London in his 77th year. Loving husband of Lorraine GINGRAS (formerly BROWN.) Dear father and grandfather of Donna, and her children, Krista, Marc and Scott (Cade) and grand_son Trevor. Karen (Jerry) and her children Tyler, Christopher. son Fred. Sherry and her children, Gabrielle and Kevin. Kim and her son Douglas. Special brother-in-law of Kathy HOGAN and her children, Brandon and Shawn. Predeceased by his daughter and granddaughter Shirley and Bridget VANDEN BOER and grand_son Kevin BROWN. Sadly missed by brothers Armand and family and Edward (Doris). Cremation has taken place. Interment and service at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Saturday January 13 at 10 a.m. Expression of sympathy and donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremations Services 519-672-0459 or online at www.londocremation.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
BAXTER, Jeanne (SMITH)
The family of the late Jeanne (SMITH) BAXTER would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to family, Friends and neighbours for the many acts of kindness shown to us in the sudden loss of our wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Thank you to everyone who visited the funeral home, sent cards, flowers, donations, food and phone calls and most important your prayers. Special thanks to Father Willy for his personal touch, and the Legion and Auxilliary for the lovely lunch provided after the service. She will forever be in our hearts. Her husband John BAXTER, daughter Mary-Ellen BROWN and son Rob BAXTER and their families.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
BROWN, Eleanor Ruby
The family of the late Eleanor Ruby BROWN would like to express our deep appreciation and thanks to the family, Friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy during the recent loss of a wonderful companion and wife, mother, grandmother, nana, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Thank you for the cards, flowers, phone calls and memorial donations. Special thanks to all the staff at McGarrell Place, Elmwood Place and Meadowcroft during Eleanor's stays. Thanks to Doctor THURGOOD for the years of care she provided and the other doctors and Community Care Access Centre involved with Eleanor's care. Additional thanks to: John PARSONS (City of London) for the prompt snow removal of Cambridge Street during the storm, to John, a good Samaritan for plowing out our driveway, the London Free Press for being very accommodating, Ashley WALTERS at Forest of Flowers for the beautiful floral arrangements and Rev. Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR for his kind words at the service. Special thanks to all the staff at Westview Funeral Chapel for their kindness, guidance and compassion, and to Barb MEADES for the lovely reception following the service. Thank you, Wilf BROWN and family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
GINGRAS, Louis
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, palliative care on Thursday, January 11, 2007, Louis GINGRAS of London in his 77th year. Loving husband of Lorraine GINGRAS (formerly BROWN.) Dear father and grandfather of Donna, and her children, Krista, Marc and Scott (Cade) and grand_son Trevor. Karen (Jerry) and her children Tyler, Christopher. son Fred. Sherry and her children, Gabrielle and Kevin. Kim and her son Douglas. Special brother-in-law of Kathy HOGAN and her children, Brandon and Shawn. Predeceased by his daughter and granddaughter Shirley and Bridget VANDEN BOER and grand_son Kevin BROWN. Sadly missed by brothers Armand and family and Edward (Doris). Cremation has taken place. Interment and service at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Saturday January 13 at 10 a.m. Expression of sympathy and donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremations Services 519-672-0459 or online at www.londocremation.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
LAMB, Dorothy
The family of the late Dorothy LAMB would like to give thanks: To the paramedics and staff at Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital who attended to mom in such a kind and gentle manner; To Doctor Shah and Doctor Hollingsworth for the great explanation of all the medical problems and procedures involved; To Doctor Robert Jones and staff for taking good care of mom for many years; To Care Partners nurses who visited mom twice a week to help her with medical problems; To Arn Funeral Home staff for their professional care To Rev. Ann Berwick, priest of the Anglican charges in west Elgin, for her beautiful service; To Elaine BROWN for the music accompaniment To the Anglican Women of west Elgin who catered the delicious lunch after the funeral; To Pall bearers, Ryan McCAFFERY, Jennifer LAMB, Michael LAMB, Bill LIDSTER, Dan McKILLOP and Rien VAN BRENK To all relatives, Friends and neighbours for all the phone calls, visits, thoughts, prayers, cards, flowers, food, meals and charitable donations; To Bev.'s great support team of Larry and Ryan; To God for giving us our Mom and Grandma. David and Jenny LAMB Beverley, Larry and Ryan McCAFFERY

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
LESKO, Madeline Zelinda
Peacefully, through the mercy of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart, the angels and saints, and through the souls in purgatory, Madeline Zelinda LESKO has joyfully been called to resurrection and to join the Church Triumphant. Madeline (68), who passed from this life on Friday, January 12, 2007, was predeceased by her husband Michael in January of 1991. Beloved mother of Katherine Ann SMITH (Brad) of North Bay, Christopher Michael LESKO, of London, Raquel Inez BUNDGARD (Paul,) of London, and Andrew John LESKO (Maggie,) also of London. Loving grandmother and Nonna to Adam and Nolle (North Bay), James and Daniel (London), and Aphaia and Michael (London.) Madeline is survived by her mother, Ines BARATTA, sister Raquel LEHMAN (Ken,) of London, and step-sister Patricia BROWN, of Brentwood, British Columbia, and her nieces and nephews. Madeline, through her family, expresses her sincere and heartfelt gratitude to family and Friends, those near and far, for their loving support, both spiritually and physically, over the years and these past months. Sincere gratitude and thanks are also expressed to the staff of Parkwood Hospital. Visitation will be at Saint Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, 46 Cathcart Street, on Monday, January 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers in the evening at 7 o'clock. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Tuesday, January 16, at 10 a.m. (traditional feast day of Our Lady of Refuge). As our Blessed Mother said to Saint_Juan Diego: "Know for certain, dearest and lowliest of my sons, that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God, through whom everything lives, the Lord of all things, who is Master of heaven and earth…Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain…Let nothing else worry you, disturb you". Requiescat in pace Domini (John T. Donohue Funeral Home)

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-03 published
Desperate rescue bid fails
Relatives nearly drown trying to save a Quebec man presumed lost on Lake Huron.
By Norman DE BONO, Sun Media, Tues., July 3, 2007
A search continues yesterday along the shores of Lake Huron at Canatara Park in Sarnia for Mark DELISLE of Quebec, who is missing and presumed drowned after jumping from a boat on Canada Day. (Sue REEVE, Sun Media)
Sarnia -- Adel AMIN remembers the look on the face of his brother-in-law, just before he slipped beneath the waves of Lake Huron.
"It's like he was frozen in the water. He was not moving and I knew he was in trouble," said AMIN, 65.
He jumped in to try to save Mark DELISLE, 52, of Sherbrooke, Quebec
DELISLE's 16-year-old son also jumped in.
"(DELISLE) went under and he did not come up again. I did not see him again. We could not find him," AMIN said.
DELISLE, his son, an unidentified man and AMIN, of Sarnia, were in AMIN's 7.9-metre power boat in Lake Huron at the source of the St. Clair River about 1: 45 p.m. Sunday.
A bumper, used for docking, blew off the deck and into the water that had waves one to two metres high, Lambton Ontario Provincial Police said.
The boat circled back.
DELISLE, who was not wearing a lifejacket, jumped into the water to retrieve the bumper. He struggled to stay afloat.
"His son jumped in to try save him. He is only 16. He was so brave," AMIN said of the youth.
The boat was about 30 metres from shore and the powerful current and two-metre waves made rescue impossible and pushed AMIN and the man's son to the nearby beach.
"I almost drowned myself, the current was so strong," said AMIN.
"He was a wonderful man. Everyone loved him. He was so kind."
The boat drifted ashore at the tip of Canatara Beach.
Lambton Ontario Provincial Police's marine unit has been searching the water off Sarnia's Canatara Beach, where Lake Huron and the St. Clair River meet, since Sunday.
Dave BROWN, managing partner of the Bridgeview Marina and Sarnia Bay Marina, believes the incident is a tragic reminder how dangerous the waters at the river's mouth can be.
"It is tragic, very tragic. It can be very dangerous out there especially if the winds are blowing hard and they were blowing that day," BROWN said.
"There are strong currents, a strong undertow there. It shows us how powerful mother nature can be. You always have to be aware of the water."
AMIN moved to Sarnia about 20 years ago after working for United Technology Corp. in the United States.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-30 published
Quarry tragedy claims teen
A fall at a Beachville quarry claims a budding photojournalist, 19, while another man is killed by a train at Richmond Row.
By Jennifer O'BRIEN, and Glynnis MAPP, Sun Media, Mon., July 30, An Oxford County teen about to embark on his dream of a career in photojournalism was one of three men killed in a tragedy-filled weekend in the London area.
Michael STOOP, 19, of Salford, near Ingersoll, was killed about 2 a.m. yesterday when he slipped on loose rocks while hanging out at a quarry in Beachville with five Friends, Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police said.
"It's hard to accept… it's such a loss for us," said STOOP's aunt, Ellen ESSELTINE. "He was a clever and bright kid and a well-liked kid… he was just awesome."
The Ingersoll Collegiate grad, who played on his school's football team, was going to attend Loyalist College in Belleville starting next month to study in its prestigious photojournalism program.
His family just helped him buy a new camera for school.
Police said that after slipping, STOOP fell down the rock embankment at the quarry. He was pronounced dead there.
"He fell about (three metres). It's a very unfortunate thing," said Ontario Provincial Police Const. Mark Foster. "I don't think we've had a quarry death around the area in a long time."
Elsewhere in the region, police investigated the deaths of two other men in separate tragedies: A 23-year-old man who was hit by a train in London near Richmond Row -- less than an hour after STOOP's death -- and a 27-year-old who drowned while boating with Friends in Chatham-Kent.
In the train tragedy, London police said alcohol may have been involved in the death of the 23-year-old man who was killed while crossing the tracks, located near a popular strip of bars.
Police didn't name the man, but said he's not from here.
The incident happened just after 2: 30 a.m. yesterday, at the rail tracks at St. George Street near Piccadilly Street, just north of Richmond Row.
Police don't suspect foul play in the man's death, said Const. Darrin BROWN.
"There is nothing suspicious about it."
BROWN said police didn't know where the man had been before trying to cross the tracks, but police had spoken to a couple of witnesses: who had "dealt with him."
At Mitchell's Bay yesterday, rescue workers continued to search for the body of a 29-year-old Chatham-Kent man who went missing on Lake St. Clair Saturday evening.
The man was out with four others in a small boat off Mitchell's Bay marina, said Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police.
He was in the water about 6 p.m. when his Friends realized he couldn't get back to them.
As they tried to help him get back to the leisure boat -- which was about six kilometres from the marina -- the man slipped under the water, police said.
He is presumed dead, said Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police Const. Aaron McPHAIL.
Members of the Chatham-Kent Fire Department, the Canadian Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police were searching a one-kilometre-square radius for the body of the man while an Ontario Provincial Police helicopter buzzed overhead.
"This is a recovery mission," McPHAIL said.
Police did not identify the man or the passengers.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-09-14 published
Police identify murder-suicide victims
Kathryn KNUDSEN and Douglas James BROWNE had a tempestuous 18-month relationship.
By Jennifer O'BRIEN, Sun Media, Fri., September 14, 2007
The man and woman killed in a murder-suicide in a Sarnia park this week had a rocky relationship for about 18 months, police said yesterday.
They were identified as Kathryn KNUDSEN, 41, of Sarnia and Douglas James BROWNE, 60, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan., but originally from Simcoe.
Autopsies showed both KNUDSEN and BROWNE died of gunshots, police said.
The shootings took place in daylight Tuesday in a busy parking lot at Centennial Park on Front Street, just hours before a scheduled concert.
Police released few details about either person, but Const. Bill BAINES said they had "an on again, off again relationship."
Police have wrapped up the investigation, he said, but are trying to figure out more about the weapon that was used and where it came from.
He said police don't have much information on the family life of either BROWNE or KNUDSEN, who moved to Sarnia two or three years ago. BROWN had lived in the U.S. since 1981.
KNUDSEN lived in a Front Street apartment building and didn't work, police said.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-11-26 published
Top judge retained common touch
By Jim BROWN, Canadian Press, Mon., November 26, 2007
Ottawa -- If ever a man was in love with the legal profession, devoted to its traditions and steeped in its history, it was Joseph Antonio Charles LAMER, the 16th chief justice of Canada.
But if ever a man managed to keep the common touch while walking with the high and mighty, it was also the guy from gritty, east-end Montreal known to Friends and colleagues as Tony.
LAMER, 74, died in the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday, surrounded by family members.
He had been in and out of hospital several times in recent years suffering from recurring heart problems.
In nearly 20 years on the Supreme Court of Canada, half of them as chief justice, LAMER never lost his taste for the simple pleasures.
On sunny summer weekdays he frequently fled the austere confines of the court to stroll the Sparks Street Mall in downtown Ottawa at lunchtime, grazing on the fare offered by street vendors.
Saturday mornings often found him among the shoppers at the Loblaw's supermarket a few blocks to the east along Rideau Street.
"I would see him sitting at the snack bar with a hotdog and a Coke, shooting the breeze with whoever else was there taking a break from groceries," recalled Eugene MEEHAN, a prominent Ottawa lawyer and longtime friend.
"I doubt anyone knew his day job."
Renowned for his expertise in criminal law, LAMER built a reputation on the bench as a man who could see through the legal maze to the human issues at stake in the courtroom.
"He was a champion of rights and liberties," said Bernard AMYOT, president of the Canadian Bar Association.
"It was under his watch, especially as chief justice, that many Charter cases started to percolate up to the Supreme Court."
LAMER's folksy personal manner was more than a facade. Although he was the son of a lawyer, he was born on July 8, 1933, into the same rough-and-tumble neighbourhood where his father had grown up and insisted on staying.
"Everybody went to the penitentiary except two guys," LAMER later reminisced about his boyhood playmates.
"I saw these people turn into holdup men, one of them committed murder. The girl across the street became a prostitute."
LAMER took another route, to College St-Laurent, one of the schools where the francophone elite of the day sent their children, then to the Universite de Montreal for a law degree.
During 12 years in private practice he made a name as a criminal lawyer -- and successfully defended Quebec nationalist Pierre Bourgault on a charge of inciting the 1968 St-Jean-Baptiste Day riot where the crowd showered Pierre Trudeau with debris.
A year later Trudeau, the arch-federalist Liberal prime minister, appointed LAMER, at age 36, as a judge of Quebec Superior Court.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-14 published
Doctor killed in Windsor fire
By Canadian Press, Fri., December 14, 2007
Windsor -- A well-regarded physician died early yesterday after going back into his burning home to retrieve something, fire officials said.
Firefighters found Doctor Lee BROWN, 79, unconscious on the second floor. Efforts to revive him failed. His wife Louise managed to escape unhurt after the fire broke out just after midnight.
Dr. Arthur KIDD, chief of staff at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, where BROWN worked for almost 50 years, said the family practitioner will be sorely missed.
"He was a gentleman," KIDD said. "He met every day with a smile and a great sense of humour."

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-18 published
Man, 74, slain in daylight attack
By Canadian Press, Tues., December 18, 2007
Kitchener -- The brazen daylight slaying of a 74-year-old man as he delivered Christmas cards was committed with an "edged weapon," police said yesterday as neighbours paid tribute to a man they called a friendly, peace-loving victim of a brutal and senseless crime.
Police were searching for a man they say attacked Hunter BROWN just steps from his home Saturday before fleeing the scene on foot, leaving his victim to die in a neighbour's driveway, a pile of undelivered Christmas cards on the ground next to him.
"The fact that this kind of assault happens in any community, and in my community now, disturbs me very greatly," Mayor Carl ZEHR said yesterday in an interview.
"It's tragic, it's brutal, senseless and unfathomable, but it did happen."
ZEHR, who knew BROWN from service-club activities, described him as a "quiet, community-minded" man. Kitchener police Insp. Bryan LARKIN called him the "ultimate neighbourhood friendly fellow."
BROWN was found bleeding and unconscious. Doctors pronounced him dead in hospital.
witnesses: said a man in his 20s fled the neighbourhood on foot, clad in a black tuque and long black coat.
Police called the unprovoked attack a "tragic story."
"It was a vicious assault," police spokesperson Olaf HEINZEL said. "It's very disturbing for our community."
Cruisers were blocking the street and a ribbon of police tape surrounded the homes of BROWN and his neighbours as detectives continued to canvass houses and businesses in the hopes of turning up clues to the killer's identity.
"It's still a big mystery," said neighbour Matthew ENGELMANN, 24, who arrived home Saturday to find the area swarming with police.
"People are angry. I would not call people scared. Everybody wants to know what happened and why."
ENGELMANN said he considered it highly unlikely that it was a personally motivated attack on BROWN, whom he called a "great person."
The victim and his wife, Beverly, had lived in their two-storey home for more than 30 years.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-01-09 published
BAXTER, Jeanne Florence (née SMITH)
Suddenly, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Friday, December 15, 2006, Jeanne Florence BAXTER (née SMITH) of Strathroy. Best friend and loving wife of John (Jack) BAXTER. Loving and devoted mother to Mary-Ellen (Terry) BROWN of Strathroy and Rob BAXTER of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Jeanne was a most loving and devoted, proud grandma to J.J. BROWN (Laura) of Strathroy, Terry BROWN (Tess) of London, Angela BROWN of Strathroy, Stephanie BAXTER of Mississauga and Warren BAXTER of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Great-grandmother to a very special little man, Quentin MITCHELL of Strathroy. Cherished sister of Fred (Ann) SMITH of Peterborough, Ethel (Doug) HOGG of London, and Carole Ann (Frank) DICKER of London. Sister-in-law of Bert HAGGIS of London. Predeceased by parents Bill and Florence (née BILTON) SMITH, sisters Ellen McGIBBON (2005,) Phyllis HAGGIS (2000) and brothers-in-law Bill McGIBBON (1996) and Ray MAHOOD. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges, on Sunday, December 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service followed on Monday from Saint_John Anglican Church, 34 head Street North, Strathroy, commencing at 11 a.m. Father Willi KAMMERER officiated. A private family interment to follow at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BROWN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-07-18 published
BROWN, Jean Catherine
Passed away on Tuesday July 10, 2007 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 90th year. Jean of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Harry. Dear sister of Ruth LAVERIE of Scarborough, Beatrice TRAVIS of Toronto and the late James LAVERIE. Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Collingwood and District Humane Society, P.O. Box 492, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 4B2. Arrangements entrusted to the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner Page 15

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-01 published
BROWN, Norman Gregory "Norm" (August 17, 1925-December 20, 2006) Passed away peacefully at the Rocky View General Hospital, Calgary due to complications of Parkinson's and heart disease. Born and raised in Edmonton, Norm joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and served as a radar operator on the Corvette HMCS La Malbaie in the North Atlantic. After the war, Norm attended University of British Columbia where he met his wife, Beth. In 1950 he graduated in Mechanical Engineering and they were married in October of that year. Norm and Beth spent the early years of their marriage in Edmonton and Calgary, followed by a time in Vancouver, twenty-two years in Calgary, and much traveling. Norm was an active member of several Professional Engineering Associations and the Rotary Clubs in Calgary and Duncan British Columbia, and was a founder of the Probus Club in Duncan. He owned and operated a successful oil and gas equipment company in Calgary before retiring to Maple Bay, British Columbia in 1990. Throughout his business career and retirement, Norm was an active mentor and advisor to many small businesses and a generous donor to a wide range of charities. Norm was predeceased by his loving wife, Beth, in 2005. Norm is survived and missed by his loving children, Patricia McCARTHY, David BROWN (Adrienne,) Sandra PENNER (Roy;) and grandchildren, Natalie, Sean, Daria, Lindsay, Madeleine, Leslie, Erin and Robyn. Norm will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and dear friend and for his sharp wit, dreadful puns, entrepreneurial spirit and love of sailing. The family would to like express their deep gratitude to Doctor Roy and the staff from Harmony Health Care in Duncan for the love and special care Norm received over the last two years. They would also like to thank Doctor Feng and the staff on Unit 73 at the Rocky View Hospital for their kindness and consideration. A Memorial Celebration of Norm's life will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at Leyden's Funeral Home, 304 - 18 Avenue S.W., Calgary (403) 228-4422. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada www.heartandstroke.ca or the Parkinson's Society, www.parkinson.ca Condolences may be offered by visiting www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Reception and Cremation Centre Tel (403) 228-4422. www.leydens.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-01 published
MacLELLAN, Kathleen " Kay" (née BROWN)
After a courageous battle with cancer, passed away peacefully in her 84th year at Sunnybrook Hospital Palliative Care Unit on December 30, 2006. Loving and devoted Mum to David and Bruce and mother-in-law to Carol and Karen and loving and proud Grandma to Kimberly, Andrew, Sara and Ally. Also survived by her loving sister Patricia LOUGHNAN, and her lifelong friend and cousin Edie HAYMES of Victoria. Predeceased by husband Donald (1990.) The family extends thanks to her special "condo Friends" and to the many other caring people who helped Kay during her illness. Kay served proudly with the Canadian Red Cross during the Second World War. She was a resident of North Toronto for over 50 years and was active as a volunteer in many organizations, ranging from Bedford Park United Church to Cub Scouts to Meals-on-Wheels. For the past 16 years, she took great pleasure in volunteering weekly at Sunnybrook Hospital, helping patients and visitors and making many Friends among her co-workers. She will be remembered by everyone who knew her as a cheerful, positive and kind lady who loved her family and considered her number one hobby to be volunteering to help others. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at Bedford Park United Church, 100 Ranleigh Avenue on Thursday January 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation at the church one half-hour prior to the service and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4N 3M5 or The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, 60 Murray Street, 4th floor, Box 13, Toronto, M5T 3L9 would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
BROWN, Ivy N. (August 16, 1917-December 30, 2006)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our dear mother on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Southlake Regional Hospital, Newmarket. Ivy, in her 90th year, beloved wife of the late Norman (deceased 1991), cherished mother of Lynda Mary, Barbara Anne, the late Kathleen (deceased 1998), and Michael Francis; much loved mother-in-law of James DALGLEISH, David HOLMES and Brian MIKI; treasured Grandma of Andrew, Scott and Heather DALGLEISH, Gregory and Alissa MIKI. Devoted sister of the late Thomas HIRST, the late Rosemary RUSSELL, Guinevere LESTER and the late Geoffrey HIRSAINT_Dearly loved by her many nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by her cousins and their families in England. Ivy will be sadly missed by her special Friends at Harmony Hall and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 345. Our mother was a remarkable woman who touched the hearts of all who knew her. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, (South of Eglinton Avenue East) on Wednesday, January 3, from 7-9 p.m., and Thursday, January 4, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Ivy's life will take place in Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 3170 St. Clair Avenue East (at Victoria Park) at 10: 30 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2007. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario. Reception to follow at Thornhill Country Club.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
GERRARD, William " Bill Faux"
(Veteran of World War 2)
Eighty-three years young, Bill passed away peacefully on December 31, 2006. Predeceased by his wife Yvonne of 51 years (1997). Bill is remembered always for his generosity of spirit, and calming influence on all. His legacy extends through his sons Greg and Andy, daughters-in-law Sandy and Janice, grandchildren Matthew, Amy, Nathan, Simon, and great-granddaughter Megan. The family wishes to express appreciation to Doctors BROWN and BAYLEY and R.N. Antoinette DIAS at Princess Margaret Hospital. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home 'Brampton Chapel', 289 Main St. N., Brampton, (905-451-1100) on Wednesday, January 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Palliative Unit are appreciated. You are invited to sign Bill's Book of Condolences at www.scott-brampton.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
MacLELLAN, Kathleen " Kay" (née BROWN)
After a courageous battle with cancer, passed away peacefully in her 84th year at Sunnybrook Hospital Palliative Care Unit on December 30, 2006. Loving and devoted Mum to David and Bruce and mother-in-law to Carol and Karen and loving and proud Grandma to Kimberly, Andrew, Sara and Ally. Also survived by her loving sister Patricia LOUGHNAN, and her lifelong friend and cousin Edie HAYMES of Victoria. Predeceased by husband Donald (1990.) The family extends thanks to her special "condo Friends" and to the many other caring people who helped Kay during her illness. Kay served proudly with the Canadian Red Cross during the Second World War. She was a resident of North Toronto for over 50 years and was active as a volunteer in many organizations, ranging from Bedford Park United Church to Cub Scouts to Meals-on-Wheels. For the past 16 years, she took great pleasure in volunteering weekly at Sunnybrook Hospital, helping patients and visitors and making many Friends among her co-workers. She will be remembered by everyone who knew her as a cheerful, positive and kind lady who loved her family and considered her number one hobby to be volunteering to help others. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at Bedford Park United Church, 100 Ranleigh Avenue on Thursday January 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation at the church one half-hour prior to the service and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4N 3M5 or The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, 60 Murray Street, 4th floor, Box 13, Toronto, M5T 3L9 would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-04 published
BROWN, Eileen (née BROCK)
Peacefully in Halifax on 02 January, 2007. A long time resident of Bedford, Nova Scotia, Eileen was born at Rothesay, New Brunswick 14 May 1921, the daughter of C. Harold BROCK and Muriel GILLIS) BROCK. Predeceased by her husband George Albert (Capt. Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve) she is survived by sons Derek (Margaret Ann) Toronto and Brock (Donna LANDRY) Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, daughter Ann Louise (Stephen) ONYETT Lewiston, New York and son Mark (Martha) Bedford; as well as grandchildren George William BROWN, Charles Lee ONYETT, Jake Stephen ONYETT, Laura Eileen BROWN and Logan George BROWN and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a sister, Susan and her two brothers Frederick (DSC, Lt. Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve) and John (DSC, Lt. Cdr. Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve). She is also survived by her sisters Nora LEE- WHITE/WHYTE of Rothesay, New Brunswick and Bettina DODDS- HEBRON of Toronto. Eileen was a graduate of Netherwood School for Girls, Rothesay, New Brunswick As well as a positive attitude, a sunny disposition and a great sense of humour, she loved the fellowship and companionship of Friends of all ages. A lifelong enthusiast of sports and politics, she adored life in Nova Scotia yet remained fiercely loyal to the Province of her birth. She was an early champion of the rights and duties of Canadian women, being of the inaugural class of volunteers into the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (Wrens) in World War 2, subsequently attaining the rank of Lieutenant Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service. A private family funeral has been held, her ashes to be spread by her beloved Navy on the cold grey waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. A memorial service will be held, notice to follow.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
ANDERSEN, Olive Elizabeth (née RUSSELL)
Betty in her 90th year, died peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre on Wednesday, January 3, 2007. Daughter of the late T.A. RUSSELL and Olive Lillian (BROWN) RUSSELL, beloved wife of 62 years of Bjarne (Andy). Devoted mother of Peter, Tom, Ron, John and their families. A private service and entombment at Mount Pleasant Mausoleum has taken place. The family wishes to express its deep appreciation and gratitude to the doctors and staff at Runnymede Healthcare Centre and Saint_Joseph's Health Centre for their kindness and care. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (416-487-4523).

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-31 published
FROST, Barry MacKinley
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on May 29, 2007 (age 51 years). Leaving to mourn his loving wife Kathie, two beautiful children, Jennifer and Amanda, and their mother Anne. His devoted mother and father, Walter and Rowena FROST of Hillview, his ever-faithful sister Pauline (Gary), and his loyal brother Keith (Lana). Left also to mourn are his nieces and nephews Angela and Adam PARK and Mackenzie and Hannah FROST, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. His parents-in-law, Gail and Bert BROWN, and his sister-in-law Sheri (Nathan.) His dedicated Ready Cash employees, along with hundreds of business associates across Canada and the U.S. whose lives he touched in so many ways. Also mourning is Margaret JARVIS, whose Friendship brought Barry comfort, and his treasured and faithful companion Gus. Waiting for him in heaven, Mom and Dad ADAM/ADAMS, Nan and Pop FROST, mother-in-law Nellie CORNICK, cousin Jeffrey IZER, Aunt Mary, uncle Levi, along with special Friends Nita and Max STOYLES. In lieu of flowers -- donations will be gratefully accepted to the Hillview United Church Pastorial Charge Manse Pavement Fund. Visitation for family and Friends was held on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grace United Church, Hillview (Trinity Bay). The Funeral service will take place at The Grace United Church, Hillview, delivered by Pastor Glenn JARVIS, his minister and friend, on May 31, 2007 at 11 a.m. Our memories of Barry will live on in our hearts forever.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
LIBBY, John " Jack"
Of Lions head passed away peacefully at Golden Dawn Nursing Home on Sunday, June 3, 2007 in his 88th year. Cherished father of Barbara (RANDLE) BROWN of Toronto and special friend and grandfather of Matthew BROWN of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his sister Georgina (Doug) SHURGOLD of St. Catharines and sister-in-law Mary Jane LIBBY of Toronto. John spent many hours playing cards and many have lost a true friend and opponent. John was predeceased by his wife Ruth, parents Katie (DUKE) and Clarence LIBBY, his brother Al LIBBY and his sisters Grace LIBBY, Lillian OLDS and Geraldine CONRON. Cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service at Eastnor Cemetery, Lion's head on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
BROWN, Thomas E., C.A. (1919-2007)
Passed away in Victoria on June 2, 2007. Born in Winnipeg, graduated from Lord Roberts Junior High (1934) and Saint_James Collegiate (1936). Articled with W.M. Hurley and Co. (1938), he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (1943), then followed a 37 year career in the public accounting industry and the Public Service in Montreal and Ottawa, until his retirement (1980). He spent varying periods with Creah, Cushing and Hodgson, Ais, International Petroleum (Peru), K.P.M.G., Turner and Newall/ Atlas Asbestos, J.H. Connor and Sons, Defence Production/ Canadian Commercial Corp., Public Service Commission, Executive Development/ CAP and Industry Canada (Auto Pact). Received a Merit Award from the Incentive Award Boards of the Public Service for an exceptional and distinguished contribution to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Public Service. Married Elizabeth WILSON of Valors, P.Q. (1946) and moved to Victoria on her death (1988). Survived by his niece Sandra SAINT_ONGE. No service by his request. Ashes will be interred in a niche in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, beside those of his beloved Elizabeth.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-09 published
BLACK, Katherine Mary (née BROWN)
After a long and valiant struggle to overcome leukemia, Kathy passed away peacefully on June 4, 2007 at the age of 57. Survived by her loving husband James FAWDREY, daughter Jocelyn BLACK, son Christopher BLACK, daughter-in-law Nikole, grandchildren Troy, Korina and Trent, sister Sharon WISHART, nieces Laura WISHART (sons Kyle and Jackson,) and Cheryl WISHART (sons Justin and Nicholas,) and "adopted" children Patrik BALIAN, Kelly DAVIS and Dennise WRIGHT. Predeceased by parents Donald and Yvonne and sister Evelyn. She leaves many other beloved family and Friends to mourn her. Kathy was a successful bank manager and a gifted administrator. Her open and generous spirit earned her many lifelong Friends. She loved and encouraged all of those around her and she was the first to rejoice in the victories of others. Kathy's passion for life was an inspiration to everyone. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. A private family service will be held June 14th. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to The Cancer Society or to leukemia research.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-13 published
AGRO, Mary Eleanor
née McMullin Passed away peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Sunnybrook Hospital in her 88th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Sam, for over 55 years. Loving mother of Don and his wife Jane. Cherished grandmother of Sam, Emily and Julia. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, especially Edmund SCHOFIELD and her dearest friend Mildred BROWN. Family and Friends will be received at the 'Scarborough Chapel' of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Friday, June 15 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, June 16 at 11: 30 a.m. at Saint_Johns R.C. Church, 794 Kingston Road. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Family would like to express sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of the Houses of Providence.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
BROWN, Kathleen
In loving memory of my dear mother who passed away June 16, 1990.
Forever missed, Honey.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-18 published
CAMPBELL, Allan
June 14th, 2007, at Milton Hospital in his 84th year. Survived by beloved wife of 57 years, Margaret (BAINES,) children Debbie (David, Jacqui, and Keri PALMER,) Janet (Stu BROWN) and Craig (Sandra, Justin and Teslyn.) Sadly missed by sister Betty COMPLIN and brother Jack and their families. Allan, a retired Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce employee and World War 2 veteran, will be missed by many Friends. Cremation has taken place. Notes of condolences only. Private service to follow.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
McHENRY, Elizabeth Margaret
Peacefully, in the arms of her loving family, on June 15, 2007 at the age of 57. Daughter of the late Elizabeth (Lily) and late James Patrick (J.P.) McHENRY of Sarnia, Ontario and Feeny, Northern Ireland; Cherished wife of Michel Myles OUIMET and loving mother of Jonathan Benjamin McHENRY- OUIMET (Suzy RANGER) and proud grandmother of Megan; Sister of Patrick (Lynn) of Cornerbrook, Nfld; Claire (Paul DION) of Penatanguishine; Brian (Helen) of Poplar Hill Anne (Jack BROWN) of Bright's Grove; Cavan (Anne) of London Mavourneen of Oakville; Francey (Michael MORGAN) of Peach Tree City, Georgia; and Terrance (Janet) of Sarnia; Sister-in-law of Philippe of Montreal, Peter (Basilica) of Saint Anne de Bellevue Joanne of Montreal; Stephen (Hanna) of Embrun. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews and by her best Friends, Claude Vickery, Carol Pritchard, Agnes Laroche, Rita Danis and Bonnie Cameron-Ross. A graduate of Northern Collegiate, Sarnia and Queens University, Kingston, in Psychology and Education, she worked for the Integra Foundation as Camp Arts and Crafts Director in the Haliburtons. She then taught for the Renfrew County and Carleton Boards of Education in Special Ed. Retired in 1981 for health reasons, Elizabeth founded and served as President and Executive Director of the Canadian Marfan Association until 1990 when she suffered a stroke. She was also a community activist in Aylmer, where she opened her first national Marfans Association office. She helped found Access Aylmer and the English Cultural Resource Centre (precursor to Outaouais Alliance). Elizabeth spent many years overcoming her physical difficulties, regaining her speech and her mobility without ever losing her sense of humour. She enjoyed laughing with family and Friends and loved music and writing poetry. Elizabeth's family wishes to sincerely thank the wonderful staff on the 3rd Floor of the CHLD Renaissance for the loving and generous care provided to Elizabeth. Visitation Friday July 6, 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. at Beauchamp Funeral Home, 47 Denise Friend Street, Aylmer, Québec (819-684-1155). Funeral mass at Saint Mark's Church, rue Principale Aylmer, July 7 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow in church basement. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Elizabeth's name may to be made to the Canadian Marfan Association, (http://marfan.ca/)

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-26 published
BROWN, Muriel Frances (née SIKORSKI)
Muriel passed away peacefully, in the presence of her life partner and soul-mate, Maurice on June 21, 2007 in Wallaceburg, Ontario. Loving mother of Peter (and Joan) of Kingston, Ontario; Bob (and Nadine) of Champaign, Illinois; Stephen (and Brenda) of Toronto, Ontario and Carolyn (and George) of Collingwood, Ontario. Cherished grandmother to Lucas, Marcus and Jessica BROWN of Kingston; Kelly, Robert and Jacqueline BROWN of Champaign; Rachel, Sacha and Chloe BROWN of Toronto and Sarah, Stephen, Mary and Jonathan REYNOLDS of Collingwood. Muriel was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Anna SIKORSKI. A private family memorial service was held on what would have been her 80th birthday, June 23, 2007. Thanks to all who helped care for her in her final days. If desired, the family wishes any donations to be made in her memory to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (www.sickkidsfoundation.com).

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
SPENCER, Philip Edwin, Cdr. Royal Navy (Retd), P.Eng., M.I.Mech.E.
Peacefully June 15, 2007, Toronto, Canada. Born March 27, 1921, Portsmouth, England, only son of Ethel Madeline and Norman Leslie. Portsmouth Grammar School, Royal Naval College, Greenwich and Keyham. Served H.M.S. Penelope, Ansen, Duke of York, Centaur, Constance (Oak Leaves). Subsequently, Alcan (Jamaica), de Havilland (Toronto), Commercial Marine Service (Montreal); YARD UK (Montreal), Department of Defence (Ottawa, Halifax).
Predeceased 1982 by beloved wife Mary (née CONWAY,) he leaves daughters Lesley (Toronto) and Myra (Mrs. Robert LEGG,) grandchildren Karen (Mrs. Peter BROWN), Diane, and Graham (Nikki), and great-grandchildren Christina, Robert, Scott, Ross, Patrick, Amanda, Stephen, Stuart, Adam and two great-grandchildren all of Devon, England. Private cremation has taken place, and there will be a family memorial in England at a later date. Condolences only please.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
COLE, Isa Erichsen " Dale"
Died peacefully surrounded by her family on February 1 2007. Loving mother of Zoe, Paul, Oliver and Tinsy. Grandmother of five and Great-grandmother of two. Isa grew up in Forest Hill in Toronto and loved spending her summers at the family cottage in Go Home Bay owned by her grandparents, Frank and Isa (McCURDY) ERICHSEN- BROWN. She raised her family while living in New York City, Amsterdam (Holland), Lillehammer (Norway), Paris (France), 5 other states in the U.S., Kwajalein (South Pacific) as well as back in Toronto. For a time she was a newspaper reporter, and was the host of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 'Thursday Noon on the Square' radio show in the 1970's. A unique and innocent soul, her love, wisdom and courage were inspiring and will be missed. Gathering in her honour planned for July 14th 2: 00 p.m. at the Vineyard in Beamsville. Lets celebrate her life as she would have wished, with love and great stories. A postboard will be setup for messages at the gathering, please email to rdrotos@yahoo.ca for details call 905-563-3575.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-11 published
BEAVERS, William Reginald (September 20, 1948-July 8, 2007)
It is with great sadness the family announces Bill's sudden death on July 8th at his residence in Toronto. He was predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Viola BEAVERS, and is survived by brother Gerald, sister Roxanne BROWN (Steve) and his twin brother Bob (Lynda). Bill graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1969, joining the London office of Clarkson Gordon (predecessor of Ernst and Young), where he became a senior partner in the insolvency practice of The Clarkson Company Limited and then Ernst and Young Inc. in Toronto. A private family service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Benson Funeral Home, 24 King Street East, Millbrook (705) 932-5300. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.bensonfuneralhomes.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-13 published
BRESVER, Abe
On Wednesday, July 11th, 2007. Abe BRESVER, devoted son of the late Feiga BRESVER. Dear brother of the late Sandra ANISMAN, the late Bertha APPLEBY, the late Nate BRESVER and the late Betty PELLY, and brother-in-law of Selina BRESVER and Dave ANISMAN. Uncle Abe will be remembered by his many nephews and nieces and their families. "Mr. B." will be missed by his "Metro Cab family", especially Sandy and Susan BROWN. The family wishes to thank Michael ORIS, April KING, Mrs. KING, and Sid SANTOS for their devoted and respectful care. A graveside service will be held at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Evening memorial prayers will be held at the home of David and Bunni BRESVER, 350 Lytton Blvd on Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th. Donations to the Alzheimer Society, 416-488-4772 would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
MONTGOMERY, Florence Isabel "Iya" (née BROWN)
Died July 11, 2007 in her 84th year at Gravenhurst, Ontario after a long illness. She is survived by her sisters Ann LOCKE (Bracebridge, Ontario,) Evelyn BROCKETT (Canandaigua, New York,) six nieces and nephews, and seventeen grand-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Irving. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer's Society. "When I come to the end of the day and the sun has set for me, bury your sorrows in doing good-deeds - miss me, but let me go"

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
REMIS, Elaine (née MOROSNICK)
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Elaine REMIS on July 10, 2007 at the age of 84 years in the presence of her beloved family. She was predeceased by her father, Louis David MOROSNICK in 1956, mother Gwendolyn MOROSNICK in 1966, husband Bernard REMIS in 1990, partner Andrew SCHWARTZ in 2005 and sister Dorothy in 1993. She is survived by her brother-in-law Leonard REMIS, his wife Esther and sister-in-law Gloria BROWN. She will be forever missed by her children and their partners David and Paula, Robert and Karen and Debby and Irv, her six grandchildren Josh, Becky, Jill, Samuel, Daniel and Rachael, and four great-grandchildren Madison, Hannah, Alejo and Adina. Her children and grandchildren came from far and wide to be with her in her final days; this was a source of great comfort to her.
She lived her entire life in Winnipeg and was an integral member of the Winnipeg Jewish community. Until very recently, Elaine was an independent woman who lived life to the fullest, including playing tennis and engaging in an active social life. For the last 30 years, she greatly enjoyed spending the winter months with her family and Friends in Palm Springs, California.
Elaine was eternally youthful and was deeply dedicated to her family and Friends. She had a way of putting others at ease and she engendered much respect and affection in the many people she came in contact with over her lifetime. She will be greatly missed.
Sincere thanks to the medical and nursing staff of Riverview Health Centre and Health Sciences Centre for the generous and sensitive care during the last weeks of her life.
Her funeral was at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, Winnipeg on July 12 and she was interment beside her husband Bernard at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Thorlakson Building, MS-1, 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg R3A 1A9 or to the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Suite C400-123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 2B2.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
WALLACE, Hazel
(Long-term Sick Children's Hospital employee, World War 2 Naval Veteran)
Died peacefully on July 16, 2007, in her 87th year at Providence Healthcare. Predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Maurice "Mo" and much loved mother of Sean, Tony, Erin WALLACE and her husband Stephen BROWN, and Laura WALLACE. Cherished grandma of Naomi and Colin BROWN, and Sarah and Rachel BECKERMAN. Predeceased by her dear brother Robert and sister Eileen. Sadly missed by sister-in-law Virginia. Hazel will be fondly remembered by her many Friends and relatives. As she wished, her body has been donated to the Department of Anatomy at the University of Toronto. Hazel's family will receive Friends at Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (West of Victoria Park Ave.) Toronto (416-698-2861) on Friday, July 20, 2007 from 10-11 a.m. We will celebrate Hazel's life in the chapel immediately following visitation at 11 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to ICORD, (a research centre that promotes recovery after spinal cord injury) would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-23 published
In a weekend of gun violence, 11-year-old's death 'heartbreaking'
By Jessica LEEDER with a report from Jennifer LEWINGTON, Page A1
It was around midnight Saturday when two telltale cracks cut the sounds of happy partygoers and children playing outside right out of the air.
The fast pattern of gunfire that followed sent mothers within a North Toronto public housing complex into a panic. In No. 1880, the centre block, some began hollering out the names of their children, listening for their calls back.
While the shouting carried on, 11-year-old Ephraim BROWN was splayed on the ground in an alleyway next to the building, unable to even speak his name. Caught in a rain of gunfire while zooming around on his scooter, neighbours said, the Grade 6 pupil took a bullet to the neck. By the time a brood of women from the complex found him and carried him into a nearby unit to tend to him, his blood pressure had dropped. It appeared they were too late.
"I was holding him in my arms," a women who gave her name as Karen said. "As soon as I held him, I knew there was something wrong. We were trying to do cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. We were trying," she said, shaking her head.
Young Ephraim, the city's 43rd homicide victim of the year, was one of three males in the Toronto area killed by gunfire over the weekend, prompting renewed calls for a crackdown on illegal guns and an end to the gang violence that has made the northern corridor of Toronto's Jane Street notorious.
The Toronto shootings came as gun-related violence played out in other Canadian cities over the weekend. Three women and a man were shot outside a downtown nightclub in Winnipeg when a man walked up to a group standing outside the entrance of the club and fired seven shots before fleeing on foot, police said. The man, believed to be a bouncer, was seriously injured. In Halifax, Glenn Brian Bourgeois, 37, died Saturday afternoon after he was shot several times and left on the street.
Toronto Mayor David Miller, the father of an 11-year-old, noted that all shooting deaths are tragedies, but he called Ephraim's death "exceptionally heartbreaking."
Late yesterday, while police continued their investigation into the boy's shooting at the complex near the intersection of Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West, children on bicycles nonchalantly wove over and under police tape, as if the yellow streamers were simply decorations left over from a birthday party.
Among some violence-weary residents lounging in the hot afternoon sun amidst the police tape, it seemed as if a malaise has set in.
"Another life gone. Nothing we can do," one young mother said. "It happens all the time. I'm not afraid it's spreading: I know it's spread. Before this happened, this part of Jane… was considered safe," she said.
Up the road at a community police detachment, Ephraim's family, who moved to the complex only recently, appealed to their neighbours for help in solving his killing.
"It could just as easily have happened to one of your family members," Amanda TAILOR/TAYLOR, Ephraim's 23-year-old sister, said yesterday while clutching her brother's picture to her chest and fighting back tears.
"For those of you who don't know me or my family or my little brother, I'm sure what I'm about to ask you is going to sound like a really big favour," she said. "I'm asking if you know anything, anything at all, you say something. We all know somebody out there knows something."
While police have yet to make any arrests in the shooting, Toronto Police Detective Sergeant Gary GIROUX said police are working with numerous witnesses. The incident has its roots in a birthday party held at the complex Saturday that got out of hand when rival gang members carrying handguns came face to face.
Ephraim was saying goodbye to some Friends, about to wheel his way home, when numerous shots were fired, neighbours said.
Toronto Police Chief Blair yesterday vowed to make Ephraim's shooters "pay for the terrible crime they committed."
He said he spoke with Mr. Miller and Attorney-General Michael Bryant, and both pledged to do "anything and everything that is required" to apprehend and prosecute the shooters, and to stop the trend of violence in the area.
He also implored the community not to engage in retaliation.
"That will not bring the young boy back," he said.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
Gunfire outbreak yields six casualties in 10 days
By Tim SHUFELT, Page A9
The shooting of Munit WALIA on Monday in the city's west end capped off a 10-day outbreak of fatal gunfire, pushing the number of gun-related homicides to levels not seen since the so-called "year of the gun" in 2005.
Police found Mr. WALIA, 27, around 9 p.m. in his car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the Martingrove Road and Finch Avenue West area. He was taken to Saint Michael's Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are now investigating whether he uttered the names of his attackers in the voice mail message he was leaving his pregnant girlfriend moments before he was shot.
Nobody has yet been charged in the death of Mr. WALIA, as is the case in four of the six shooting fatalities in the last 10 days.
The killing of Kimel FOSTER, 21, outside the Town Talk Restaurant and Bar near Vaughan Road and Oakwood Avenue, kicked off a bloody weekend in the early morning hours of July 21. Mr. FOSTER died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, while a second victim survived.
The next morning, 11-year-old Ephraim BROWN died from a bullet to the neck, followed by the separate shootings of Shawn JAMES and Amin AAFI. First-degree murder charges were laid against two people last week in the death of Mr. JAMES, 31, who police say was killed by shots fired from the window of a Beck taxicab near Wellesley and Sherbourne Streets. Police are still searching for a third suspect.
Mr. AAFI, 24, arrived at hospital after shots rang out in Flirt Lounge in the nightclub district. He died from a single gunshot wound, while a second man was treated at hospital for a shot to the leg.
The next casualty was 25-year-old Michael GEORGE, described as a well-liked aspiring rapper, who was targeted as he exited his car in the Meadowvale Road and Finch Avenue West area on Sunday. Mr. GEORGE was not known to police.
In addition to the arrests stemming from the death of Mr. JAMES, police have also charged two people with first-degree murder in the Ephraim BROWN case. The other homicides are under investigation and police are searching for suspects.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
ARMSTRONG, Jacqueline Macaulay (née HALE)
Peacefully, at home in the Glynnwood Retirement Residence, on Thursday, August 2, 2007. Jacqueline Macaulay ARMSTRONG (née HALE,) of Toronto, formerly of Montreal, in her 85th year. The beloved wife of Walter James ARMSTRONG, who celebrated the 60th anniversary of a long, loving, and mutually supportive marriage. Born in Montreal, May 9th, 1923, Jackie graduated from The Study in 1940. She served in the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War 2, working in Bletchley, United Kingdom. Jackie and Jim ARMSTRONG were married on June 23, 1947, at Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, Jackie's family's summer home. Jackie and her family moved to Toronto in the 1960's, where she became very involved in the Royal Ontario Museum's volunteer committee for more than 15 years. Jim and Jackie later lived at Roches Pt., Ontario, from 1984-1997, where Jackie was the ultimate hostess and an extremely great cook who loved entertaining. During the same time, they spent their winters in Tucson, Az., where again Jackie made many Friends. She was a woman of many interests and talents and she especially had a gift for making and keeping Friends across great expanses of time and distance. Jackie was greatly admired, and will be fondly remembered, for her kindness, keen interest in others, generosity of spirit, and wise counsel. Much loved mother of Jonathan ARMSTRONG of Costa Rica, Peter ARMSTRONG of Toronto, David ARMSTRONG of Toronto, and Airlie Armstrong BROWN of Stouffville, Ontario and their spouses. Jackie was also the dear grandmother to ten grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters, Betty LAING, Nancy THURN, Patricia LAIRD, Stephanie BUJWID, and her brother, Warren HALE who died during the war. A memorial service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Tuesday, August 7th at 3 p.m. If desired, donations to The Lung Association instead of flowers would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-08 published
RITCHIE, James Brown
Retired Provincial Court Judge J.B. RITCHIE passed away at his Edmonton home on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 from complications due to bladder cancer. Jim was born in Nelson, British Columbia in 1925, son of Alexander, a stone mason, and Bessie BROWN. His parents both had immigrated to New York, where they met, from Scotland some 15 years earlier. After completing his education in Law at the University of Alberta, Jim eventually became Chief Crown Prosecutor in Edmonton. He then worked as Senior Solicitor at the Workers Compensation Board before spending nearly twenty years as a Provincial Court Judge, retiring in 1995. Jim was an avid piper from age 11, a love he kept up until the end. A long time member, past president and piper emeritus of the Edmonton Burns Club, he had a passion for his Scottish heritage. In particular, the Immortal Bard. A fitness nut, Jim loved bicycles, swimming and weights. He was for decades a fixture at the Kinsmen Sports Centre. Jim is survived by his children Linda (Mark), Norma, George, and grandchildren Brandon, James and Megan. Predeceased by his wife Margaret, second wife Chris, and brother Alex. Jim's family would like to thank Doctor Fraser Armstrong, nurse Paulette and the staff at WeCare for making his transition bearable. Also a special thank-you to his friend Lori Harasci. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 10th 2007 at 3 p.m. at Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 - 123 Street, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Foster and McGarvey Ltd., 10011 - 114th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1R5: (780) 428-6666, to send condolences: www.fostermcgarvey.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-09 published
HADWEN, John Gaylard
Died peacefully at age 84 at the cottage. Beloved husband of Shirley Vivyan (née BROWN,) they were happily married for 52 full years. Proud of his 4 sons and daughters-in-law Timothy and Alison, Peter and Marilyn, Matthew and Simone, Anthony and Wendy. Delighted with 14 feisty grandchildren Jacob and David Olivia, Nicola and Jonathan; Elizabeth, Jeremiah, Carissa, Thomas, Paul, Samuel and Mary; Amanda and Alexander. Close to his brother Theodore and sister Anne. son of the late Alden and Seymour André. He enjoyed his extended family and many Friends.
Born in Toronto. Graduate of University of Toronto Schools, University of Toronto (Trinity College) and attended London School of Economics. Served in Italy and the liberation of Holland in World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Artillery. Joined his cherished Department of External Affairs in 1950 and served for 33 years. Assistant to Lester B. Pearson and Paul Martin Sr. Posted to Pakistan, the United Nations and Norway. Ambassador/High Commissioner to Malaysia, Singapore and Burma; Pakistan and Afghanistan, India and Nepal. Director General responsible for Consular Affairs, Personnel, and Security and Intelligence.
Author of "How United Nations Decisions are Made" with Johan Kaufmann, and numerous essays and articles, most recently on the portraitist Hans Holbein.
Generous, supportive, determined, energetic, astute, devoted to public service, collector and correspondent, an excellent dancer, with a great sense of humour, creative to the last, he lived a rich life. He will be so much missed and, at the same time, as he would have wanted, we will press on, trying to plan ahead.
A funeral will be held in Ottawa in early September with details to follow.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-20 published
BROWN, Marilyn E. (née BADYK)
Suddenly after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Victoria Hospital, London on Saturday, August 18, 2007. Beloved wife and best friend of Philip. Loving daughter of Nicholas and the late Mary BADYK. Dear sister of Michael and his wife Natalie and aunt of Nicole. Following an outstanding special education teaching career in Etobicoke and Peel where she had been recognized as Special Education Teacher of the Year in Ontario, she concluded her teaching career at Matthews Hall in London. She was much loved by her students and respected by her colleagues. Very involved with her church and faith-related community work, Marilyn was a source of inspiration to those who knew her. Her interests were wide and varied with a great love of gardening, architecture, design and fine dining. We have lost a woman of elegance and grace. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street, at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street. at Queens Avenue, London, on Wednesday, August 22 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation will be followed by interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the London Regional Cancer Program would be gratefully acknowledged.
(www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-23 published
BROWN, William " Bill"
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007, Mr. William " Bill" BROWN of London in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Jean BROWN. Loving father of Cynthia "Cindy" McPHEE (Daniel) of Toronto, Bradley BROWN (Jill) of Millbrook, Kathleen BEESER (Gary) of Mount Albert, Dawn E. BINK (John) of Komoka, and Lynn BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Peterborough. Much loved grandfather to Jessica, Samantha, Matthew, Michelle, Tiffany, Lauren, Taylor, Robert, Courtney, Ainsley, Megan, Shannon, Robbie, and Tyler. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, August 26th, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Centre or the Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
Condolences may be sent to condolences@westview funeral chapel.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
Fleeing hornet attack, man falls off roof, dies
By Canadian Press, Page A7
Milton, Ontario -- A guitarist who once played in a band with Stompin' Tom Connors has died after tumbling off the roof of his apartment building while being pursued by a swarm of angry hornets.
Wayne CHAPMAN, 52, had been enjoying a drink with a friend on the roof Wednesday when he felt something sting him, Detective Sergeant Murray DRINKWALTER said.
He got a fly swatter and started flailing at some yellow jackets that were buzzing around the fire escape of the three-storey rooming house in the southern Ontario community.
As he was retreating from the wasp attack, Mr. CHAPMAN lost his footing, fell over the side of the building and landed on the gravel driveway about six metres below.
He never regained consciousness and died of cardiac arrest a few hours later in a Toronto hospital.
"It was a case of a couple of buddies having cocktails on the rooftop and it took a turn for the tragic," said Det. Sgt. DRINKWALTER, a Halton police spokesman.
Ken MURRAY, 66, who manages the 15-room boarding house, said he had repeatedly warned Mr. CHAPMAN to keep off the roof.
He also said he told him to stop swatting at the hornets, which had a nest near the top of the roof near the fire escape.
But Mr. CHAPMAN, who lived by himself and worked as a janitor in the Milton industrial park, would often climb through his back window to get to the flat roof to socialize, play his guitar and cool off on warm nights.
Mr. CHAPMAN still had an old vinyl album with his picture on the jacket beside Stompin' Tom.
Friends said it was one of his most cherished possessions, along with a battered guitar.
"I think he'd be happy if we buried him with his old guitar," Gordon BROWN said.
It was the second bizarre insect attack in Halton this week.
On Tuesday night, a Burlington, Ontario, man inadvertently set his house on fire when he flicked his cigarette at bees swarming around him on his back porch. The embers ignited some dry material in the eaves and started a fire that caused about $60,000 damage.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
WILKS, Bessie " Barbara"
On Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital, in her 99th year. Daughter of the late Gavreil Eli and Matle. Beloved wife of the late Hillel WILKS. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sylvia and Irving WORTSMAN, Marlene and David SEFTON. Loving grandmother of Sandy and Stephen LEIBOW, Jeffrey and Leigh WORTSMAN, Carol and Peter BROWN, Andrew and Eunhee SEFTON, Daniel and Shelley SEFTON. Very proud great-grandmother of Laura and Amanda LEIBOW Jamie, Sam and Sophie WORTSMAN; Wesley, Stephanie, Russell and Samantha BROWN; Zev SEFTON; Sabrina and Max SEFTON. Survived by her caring brother and sister-in-law Irving and Min HANEFORD. Devoted sister and sister-in-law of the late Sarah and Abraham ROTENBERG, Rose and Abe GREEN, Mary and Joe PANCER, and Leo and Edythe HANIFORD. With gratitude to Josie and Fanny for the wonderful care given to Bessie. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Sunday, August 26th. Interment, Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva, 73 Ridelle Avenue. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation 416-499-1417, or to a charity of your choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-31 published
KERTLAND, Reese Murphy
Connor would like to announce the arrival of his little sister, Reese Murphy on August 27, 2007 at 3: 29 p.m. weighing 8 pounds , 1 oz. Reese is also welcome by her Grandparents Faye MURPHY (London,) Gary MURPHY and Jill TAILOR/TAYLOR (London), Aunts and Uncles Pam KERTLAND (Ottawa), Heather KERTLAND and Tom BROWN (Toronto), Sean MURPHY and Daniela PIPPO (London), Cousins Ripley and Corbyn MURPHY- PIPPO and let's not forget Great-grandmother Betty MURPHY (London.) The Kertland's would love to send a special thank you to the staff at Saint_Josephs Health Care in London in Family Birthing Center and Mother/Baby especially Leanne R.N. and Deb R.N.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
KERTLAND, Reese Murphy
Connor would like to announce the arrival of his little sister, Reese Murphy on August 27, 2007 at 3: 29 p.m. weighing 8 pounds , 1 oz. Reese is also welcome by her Grandparents Faye MURPHY (London,) Gary MURPHY and Jill TAILOR/TAYLOR (London), Aunts and Uncles Pam KERTLAND (Ottawa), Heather KERTLAND and Tom BROWN (Toronto), Sean MURPHY and Daniela PIPPO (London), Cousins Ripley and Corbyn MURPHY- PIPPO and let's not forget Great-grandmother Betty MURPHY (London.) The Kertland's would love to send a special thank you to the staff at Saint_Josephs Health Care in London in Family Birthing Center and Mother/Baby especially Leanne R.N. and Deb R.N.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-04 published
BROWN, Gordon Michael
Died peacefully on September 3, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Loving father, father-in-law and friend of Deborah, Richard and Laurie, Gregory and Michelle, James and Iliana. Gord will be dearly missed by his grandchildren - Amanda, Sean, David, Gregory and Gabriella. He is survived by his brother Walter (Beth) and his sister Joan (William) MOHER and predeceased by his brother Edward (Wendy). Gord spent most of his career with Imperial Oil Limited in Toronto before moving to Montreal to join Socanov, Inc. as Vice-President of Marketing. Gord was a man of many passions - a voracious reader, an animal lover, a baseball fanatic, a world traveller, an accomplished musician and most recently the founder of St. Cecelia Records. A generous soul, Gord will be missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at the Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital for the kindness and care shown to our father. The family will receive Friends at the "Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel," 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10: 00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6 in St. Monica's Church, 44 Broadway Avenue, Toronto. Gord always said that two of his best Friends came from the Toronto Humane Society. Donations in Gordon's memory may be made to the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4C2.
"Without a song, the day would never end
Without a song, the road would have no bend
When things go wrong, a man ain't got no friend
Without a song."

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
MILNE, Steven
Died tragically in his Mustang on Sunday, September 2, 2007 in his 53rd year. Loving husband for 27 years of Patricia (McWHIRTER.) Caring father of Thomas, Patrick and Andrew. Beloved son of Marilyn and the Late Peter MILNE. Brother of Terry (Lloyd EVANS,) Laurie (Steve HOS) and Christine (Wayne BROWN.) Steve is also greatly missed by the McWhirter family. In keeping with Steve's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service is being held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 332 (111 Hunt Street, Ajax, L1S 1P3) Saturday September 8th between 2-4. No suits or ties please at Steven's request. Arrangements entrusted to the McEachnie Funeral Home 905-428-8488. Donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation www.cbcf.org would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-14 published
Surgeon scored 1962 breakthrough with world's first coronary care unit
Doctor who had served on HMCS Prince Robert in wartime later maintained a thriving practice and taught generations of medical students at the University of Toronto, writes Sandra Martin
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Back in the early 1960s, when prescribing blood thinners was the standard treatment for acute heart attacks, Robert (Bob) MacMILLAN and his colleague Kenneth (Ken) BROWN were disturbed by the 40 per cent mortality rate in their recovering patients at the Toronto General Hospital. Some of these patients, who seemed very well when the night nurse checked on them, were found dead the following morning. The cause seemed obvious: a disturbance in the rhythm of the heart's electrical system, or ventricular fibrillation. But what triggered the fatal imbalance remained a mystery.
In 1962, the two doctors established the world's first coronary care unit at Toronto General Hospital. Within a year they had reduced the mortality rate by 10 per cent. The significance of the coronary unit was "huge," said cardiologist Douglas WIGLE, a former colleague and now professor emeritus at the department of medicine at the University of Toronto.
"Bob was a superb teacher with a very dry wit who made a point of being charming and friendly to students when it was more typical in those days for doctors to be austere and professorial," said hematologist Michael BAKER, an intern under Doctor MacMILLAN in the mid-1960s and now physician-in-chief at university health network.
"I learned the technical aspects of cardiology from him but, far more important, looking back, I learned the human side of being a prominent physician," said Doctor BAKER. "He was pleasant, he had a sense of humour, he had a life outside the hospital and he was interested in us as people."
Robert Laidlaw MacMILLAN was born into a medical family in Toronto during the First World War. His father, Robert Johnson MacMILLAN, was an anesthetist at the Wellesley Hospital and his mother, Merle (née LAIDLAW,) was a nurse. The family, which included Bob's younger brother Hugh (who also became a distinguished doctor) and his sister Mary, lived first on Admiral Road and then on Dunvegan in Forest Hill.
When Bob was about 13, his father decided to spend a year in Europe to complete his medical training, which had been truncated by the war. The three children were sent to the Lycée Jacquard in Switzerland, where they learned to ski and to speak French. When the MacMILLANs returned to Toronto, the boys enrolled at University of Toronto Schools, then a boys-only elite private academic institution. They were both burly and very athletic and were known as Big Beef and Little Beef. Bob graduated in 1934 and went that fall to Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where he played college rugby and hockey, and earned an honours degree in biological and medical sciences in 1938 and a medical degree three years later.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old Welsh woman named Eluned (Lyn) CAREY- EVANS, had graduated from Roedean School near Brighton in Sussex, and set off on a tour of Canada in August of 1939, having been assured by her grandfather, the former British prime minister David Lloyd GEORGE, that fears of war breaking out were grossly exaggerated. She was in Sault Ste. Marie on September 3, 1939, when British prime minister Neville Chamberlain declared war on Germany.
Stranded without money, connections, or winter clothes, Lyn was rescued by Friends of her family who arranged for her to stay at St. Hilda's, the women's residence at Trinity College. The university allowed her to attend medical classes (based on her English qualifications) and that is how, coming out of the library with her arms loaded with borrowed books, she literally ran into Bob MacMILLAN, the older brother of her classmate Hugh. After he got down on his hands and knees to retrieve her books, he invited her for a milkshake, and that was that. "He was so funny always; he was such an interesting person," she said in a telephone interview late last week.
They were married three years later on Valentine's Day, 1942, at Trinity College, with no member of her family able to cross the Atlantic to attend the ceremony. By then, he had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. They made their first home in Victoria, British Columbia, which they both loved, but she returned to Toronto when he was posted overseas as a surgeon lieutenant commander on HMCS Prince Robert. The ship, which had been designed as a coastal ferry for Canadian National's Vancouver-to-Alaska run, was the vessel that had carried King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the round trip from Vancouver to Victoria as part of a Royal tour in May, 1939. It was then converted to an armed merchant cruiser for convoy duty and escorted Canadian troops to Hong Kong in October of 1941 for the ill-fated defence of the British crown colony against the Japanese.
By the time Lt.-Cmdr. MacMILLAN climbed aboard, Prince Robert was an anti-aircraft cruiser. It sailed for Plymouth via the Panama Canal, picking up a huge bunch of green bananas on route which Bob decided to present to his in-laws as a getting-acquainted gift. Their first sight of him, as he emerged on the station platform in North Wales in 1943, was of a tall, husky man with a red beard bent under the weight of his bounty of ripe bananas a fruit they hadn't seen in years. They were charmed, according to Lyn MacMILLAN who recollected that her family "ate bananas until they were blue in the face."
Lt.-Cmdr. MacMILLAN remained on Prince Robert for the duration of the war, during which the ship had more conversions and sailed more operational miles than any other in the Royal Canadian Navy. For much of the conflict she was the navy's largest and most heavily armed ship, and later had a final life as a luxury ocean liner.
While her husband was overseas, Mrs. MacMILLAN gave birth to their first child, the historian Margaret MacMILLAN, now warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford. Four more children followed, Ann, a London-based Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcaster Tom, a financier; Robert, a urologist; and David, an energy consultant.
After he was demobilized at the end of the Pacific War, Doctor MacMILLAN was joined by his growing family where he did post-graduate studies in London and Oxford and qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1947. The next year, the MacMILLANs moved back across the Atlantic so he could take up a position at Toronto General Hospital as senior intern in hematology. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) in 1948 and began his long career as a cardiologist on staff at the Toronto General Hospital, initially doing work on blood clotting and platelets.
In the early 1960s, Doctor MacMILLAN and his colleague Doctor K.W. BROWN decided to isolate and observe cardiac patients closely to see if they could determine the factors contributing to high mortality rates in supposedly recovering patients. Federal and provincial governments provided research grants; a private donor, Percy Gardiner, contributed the start-up funds to hire extra nurses to monitor the patients on a 24-hour basis especially in the critical 48-hour period after admission, and the Toronto General Hospital supplied a small room containing four beds separated by curtains.
When the unit opened on March 12, 1962, four patients were attached to improvised electro-cardiogram machines to record every beat of their hearts. Nurses became expert at recognizing complications and instituting life-saving procedures while waiting for doctors to arrive. After a year, this team approach and quick interventions to adjust or restart heart-beat rhythms had reduced the death rate by 10 per cent. The two doctors described their study in an article in the medical journal The Lancet on August 17, 1963, which enabled them to claim credit for establishing the first coronary intensive-care unit in the world.
Despite this medical breakthrough and the fact that Doctor MacMILLAN remained co-director of the coronary unit (which quickly expanded to eight beds) for the next decade, his calling was not primarily as a researcher. Above all, he was a practitioner and a professor, establishing an extensive private practice and teaching generations of medical students at the Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto. From his first position as a clinical teacher and an assistant physician in 1952, he rose steadily through the medical and academic ranks, becoming an assistant professor in 1965, an associate professor and senior staff physician in 1968 and professor of medicine and head of the division of general internal medicine at Toronto General Hospital in 1976. He had to retire from teaching when he turned 65 in 1982, but maintained his medical practice for another decade and served as a consultant to the province's Workman's Compensation Board when he was even older.
Dr. MacMILLAN was also a fearless and accomplished traveller and athlete who loved the outdoors. He delighted in canoeing, scuba diving, hiking, camping and playing tennis and skiing in remote locations only accessible by helicopter well into his late 70s. In addition, he and his wife had an active country life on a farm in Vaughan, Ontario, north of Toronto (which his father had bought in 1934) where, among other activities, he kept bees.
The MacMILLANs were at the farm in 2001 when he recognized that he was having a heart attack and told his wife to drive him to the local hospital - fast - where he read his own cardiogram and diagnosed a clot in his heart. The next morning he had a massive coronary. After several weeks in hospital he was transferred to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where after six weeks in residence and six months as an outpatient he gradually learned to walk and talk again. "We had six happy years," said Mrs. MacMILLAN. At the beginning of this year, his health declined seriously and he had to go into a special care unit.
Robert Laidlaw MacMILLAN was born May 23, 1917, in Toronto. He died of complications from heart disease on September 5, 2007 at East York General Hospital in Toronto. He was 90. He is survived by his wife Lyn, five children, 12 grandchildren and his extended family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
HARE, William J. " Bill"
Peacefully at the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 William J. (Bill) HARE of Saint Marys and formerly of Mississauga in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Betty D. (BROWN) HARE (2005.) Loving father of Kerry Sue SULLIVAN and Sully of New Zealand, Kevin HARE and Danette HARE of Kamloops, British Columbia and Todd HARE and Pam of Saint Marys. Dear grandfather of Keegan, Kerrina, Marsha, Nichole and Tyler. Predeceased by a son Jeff HARE (1976.) At Bill's request cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. A reception will follow. In his memory donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be made by calling the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel in Saint Marys at 519-284-1480. Online condolences at www.ballfc.ca.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-24 published
PAGE, Doctor John, M.D., C.M., M.Sc. (Med,) (F.R.C.P.C,) F.A.C.P.
Peacefully with his family by his side at the Brockville General Hospital Charles Street Site, on Monday September 17, 2007. Doctor John PAGE of Brockville, aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the former Frances Pearl McGILL. Dear father of Tom PAGE and his wife Lynn of Bedford, Nova Scotia, Nancy GORDON and her husband Kevin, Jim PAGE and his wife Jackie and Jane PAGE and her fiancé Andrew BROWN all of Brockville. Loving grandfather of Max, Tess and Austin PAGE, Elizabeth FREAMO and her friend Rob and Lindsay FREAMO, and Jackson and John PAGE. Also survived by a great-grand_son Devon RUTHERFORD. Predeceased by his parents Rev. Arthur PAGE and his wife Eva GROGAN and a sister Ruth in infancy.
A private family service at John's request will be held at his residence. Interment will be held at Roselawn Memorial Garden's Maitland. In memoriams to the Charity of Your Choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Barclay Funeral Home 137 Pearl St. East, Brockville entrusted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent online at: www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
SCULL, Robert Charles " Bob"
Born February 27th, 1942, Bob quietly passed away in his 65th year with his beloved and devoted wife Pamela Patricia (née BROWN) at his side, on September 23, 2007, due to complications of pneumonia. He is survived by their daughter, Helen Mary STONE (Ian McPHERSON.) Grandpa Bob will be sadly missed by his beloved grandchildren Emma Mary and Riley Xavier STONE. Dear son of the late Boucher and Margaret (née STAPLEFORD) SCULL, and brother to Anne. Much loved brother-in-law to Noël BROWN (Sylvia) of Ireland, Cheri PATERSON, Mary CUTBUSH (Doug) and Dorothy SWAN of Toronto, and Rose CESARONI of Aurora, and uncle to many nieces and nephews in Canada and Ireland. Bob was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, was raised in many parts of Canada, finally residing in Oakville, Ontario. Starting from childhood, Bob was an avid bridge player, winning numerous competitions throughout Canada and the United States, even while studying Engineering at the University of Toronto. His career was spent in Toronto in the Insurance Industry until he retired. Cremation has occurred. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 4th at the Trull Funeral Home - 2704 Yonge Street (south of Lawrence Avenue) at 11 a.m. and interment will follow immediately at the Mount Hope Cemetery - 305 Erskine Avenue. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Canadian Wild Life Foundation would be appreciated. "My dearest Bob, until we meet again. Rest in Peace."

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
BROWN, Lt. Col. George Masterton "Chip," CD
(Governor General's Horse Guards)
Passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at York Central Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Mary BROWN (née HUTTON.) Loving father of Derek, Martha WILSON (Phil), Loney (Cathie), and Daphne HOULTON (Tim,) and predeceased by Robin TROJEK. Cherished grandfather of Carly and Jeffrey BROWN, Mary-Michelle and Molly HOULTON, and Jan-Michael TROJEK, and predeceased by Chloe HOULTON. Dear brother of Emmeline HAYHURST. A celebration of Chip's life will be held on Friday, October 5, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Saint_James Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto. Donations to the Governor General Horse Guard's Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall Funeral Home, Richmond Hill.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
BROWN, Hilary Newitt (March 31, 1909-September 28, 2007)
Peacefully in the fullness of her 98 years, Hilary died at her beloved home of Heron Rocks surrounded by loving Friends. Predeceased by her life companion, Harrison BROWN, and by her two sisters, Margaret APPS and Lorna SCOTT, she is survived by her Hornby Island community and by the families of her sisters and of Chris and Felicity WHITTAKER. Felicity is Harrison's daughter. Hilary was born in Scotland in 1909, she trained as an interpreter and was studying at university in Germany during the rise of Nazism. While assisting the resistance, she wrote her first book, Women Must Choose, which urged women to select the social system that fostered their goals. Driven out of Germany, she and Harrison emigrated to Hornby Island, British Columbia. They continued to lecture across North America and to write about world conditions while working for their new community. Always a doer, Hilary fostered every major island institution from the co-op to elder housing. Committed to the preservation of the Gulf Islands, she was named the first Chair of the Islands Trust, which was created to protect their unique environment. She donated her own land to the Heron Rocks Friendship Centre Society, which, inspired by Hilary, is dedicated to fostering environmental and social harmony. Nationally she worked for the Voice of Women and many peace organizations and received several honours for her untiring dedication to these causes.
While her voice and pen are now silent, her contributions live on. Hilary BROWN, Activist, will be remembered for her passionate commitment to peace and social justice.
Contributions in her name may be made to the Heron Rocks Friendship Centre Society, Hornby Island, British Columbia, V0R 1Z0.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-10 published
BROWN, Betty
In loving memory of Betty BROWN, who passed away on Tuesday October 9th, 2007 at her residence. Beloved daughter of George and Florence (SHEEHAN) BROWN, predeceased. Loving sister of George Daniel BROWN of Lake Penage, and predeceased by an infant brother. Special friend to Barb Longmore Rasinaho of Sudbury. A long time and well loved Lake Penage South Shore resident, Betty owned and operated with her brother for over 50 years the Sheehan Tourist Camp, started by her parents in 1905. An expert outdoors person, she was an active fur trapper belonging to the Ontario Trappers Association. In her youth she raced purebred Siberian sled dogs throughout Northern Ontario. Betty will be fondly remembered for her wonderful Irish wit and humour by all who knew her. 'And until we meet again Betty, May God hold you in the palm of his hand'. Friends may call after 1: 30 p.m. Friday October 12th at the R.J. Barnard Chapel of Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street Sudbury with funeral prayers will be held at 3: 30 p.m. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to Petsave (Subury Chapter) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-18 published
A life quietly devoted to the needs of others
By John BARBER, Page A13
The first duty of a Protestant saint is to forestall their inclusion in the threatening hagiology, something Eunice GRAYSON did with the same consummate skill she brought to every task in a life devoted tenaciously to the needs of other people.
No Torontonian of her generation was more effective in that vocation than Ms. GRAYSON, who helped uncountable thousands of unemployed people find work at the Learning Enrichment Foundation, the all-purpose retraining centre she founded in the old "city" of York, a working-class enclave debilitated by the offshore migration of manufacturing jobs. Yet no Torontonian so influential, of any generation, was ever so little known.
Ms. GRAYSON died on Monday at 72, less than a year after retiring from a 27-year career as executive director of the Learning Enrichment Foundation.
Her passion was "getting people to see the good in themselves," Ms. GRAYSON's daughter, Sally, said yesterday. "Her priority was always other people." But her techniques were ruthlessly practical. Ms. GRAYSON took the "huddled masses" firmly in hand and transformed them, at the very least, into forklift drivers - or Microsoft-certified technicians or pastry cooks or whatever the market demanded and their talent permitted. No matter how slender their skills when they entered Learning Enrichment Foundation programs, graduates almost always found jobs at the end.
Ms. GRAYSON became an indomitable force on behalf of the unemployed, combining blind tenacity with the softest touch, according to long-time colleague Pamela RICHARDSON. "We could be sitting around a table with all these government types and she would kill them with kindness," Ms. RICHARDSON said. "That was her way. But it was a tough love. She never let anybody off the hook."
Learning Enrichment Foundation's very success at putting willing people to work, especially those who depended on social assistance, ultimately became a problem for Ms. GRAYSON, shaming official bureaucracies that consistently failed to match its results. She feuded regularly with the city's social-service department and once suffered the cancellation of Learning Enrichment Foundation's funding as a result. But she always won in the end. While governments foundered under the weight of wasteful and ineffective programs, Learning Enrichment Foundation rode high, a flagship in the noble cause of getting things done.
When the Mike Harris government implemented Draconian welfare changes, including a requirement that recipients work for their benefits, most social activists took to the streets in protest. But Ms. GRAYSON went to work, redesigning Learning Enrichment Foundation programs to suit the new rhetoric. As a result, Learning Enrichment Foundation was first in line to help the government fulfill its sketchy new training policy. The wheels of her jobs factory on Industry Street kept spinning while other agencies faltered.
She charmed politicians of every persuasion as easily as she rolled over them. "Everybody was so impressed when they met Eunice," recalled Fergy BROWN, Learning Enrichment Foundation chair and long-time mayor of the former city of York. "She was just so good at everything she did." But she rarely allowed anybody to celebrate her personally, preferring instead to invest her ego in her work.
Ms. GRAYSON founded Learning Enrichment Foundation in 1979 with a $50,000 grant from the York Board of Education and herself as sole employee. Through constant innovation and adaptation, it grew to employ more than 250 people in the job of getting other people jobs.
York has always been defined by economic barriers, according to Mr. BROWN. "It was that way when I was a kid 70 years ago." But whenever a new crack of opportunity appeared in the walls, Ms. GRAYSON was there to pry it open and prod her flock through the gap.
Today, her creation remains financially sound, its staff saddened but determined to honour their self-effacing founding saint. "The highest honour we can give her is to carry on what Learning Enrichment Foundation does," Ms. RICHARDSON said, "even though she's gone."

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
SPENCER, Samuel
Peacefully on November 2, 2007 in his 91st year. Samuel SPENCER, beloved husband of the late Marsha. Devoted father of Russell and father-in-law of the late Ruth SPENCER. Loving grandfather of Shanan (Andrew BROWN) and Michael. Brother of Belma ZWEIG and the late Louis SPENCER and brother-in-law of Ruth SPENCER, the late Bobby ZWEIG, Harold and Ann GOLDMAN, and Phil and the late Anita LEVINE. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the Samuel Spencer Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
Man acquitted in notorious shooting found slain
Former Toronto resident tried in Just Desserts case was deported to Jamaica in 2002
By Unnati GANDHI, Page A18
The man who was acquitted in the notorious Just Desserts shooting, but later deported, has been shot dead in Jamaica.
O'Neil GRANT was found with several gunshot wounds to his body late Monday night at a busy downtown bus terminal in west Kingston. Police say the 35-year-old was hunted down in the crowd.
"He was approached by a lone gunman on foot, who opened fire, hitting him," Leslie Green, Jamaica's assistant commissioner of police for serious and organized crime, told The Globe and Mail. "… From the investigation to date, the officers believe this may have been a reprisal, that he may have shot somebody locally some time ago."
Mr. GRANT was taken to Kingston Public Hospital shortly before midnight, where he was pronounced dead.
His death marks the final chapter of a life that, in the eyes of his family and Friends, has been hounded by tragedy and misfortune.
In April of 1994, Mr. GRANT was charged with manslaughter and robbery in the shooting death of Georgina (ViVi) LEIMONIS, who was having coffee with a friend at the Just Desserts café on Davenport Road.
After 5½ years in the Don Jail, he was acquitted of all charges by a jury in 1999.
Lawrence BROWN was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in Ms. LEIMONIS's death, and Gary FRANCIS received a 15-year sentence for manslaughter and robbery convictions.
But the publicity surrounding the shooting and Mr. GRANT's treatment in jail resounded for years afterward, and highlighted racial divisions in Toronto and concerns about immigration policy.
In a separate ruling handed down in November, 1998, Mr. Justice Brian TRAFFORD of Ontario Superior Court wrote that Mr. GRANT was unfairly treated during his time at the Don Jail, including the use of waist restraints connected to his handcuffs.
"The use of restraints… was the result, in part, of cultural insensitivity towards black people," he wrote.
And while Mr. GRANT had not been convicted of a crime since 1992, or been charged with any offences since his release from jail, the father of three was ultimately deported to his native Jamaica in 2002, from where he had come to Canada at the age of 11.
An immigration board said he had violated the terms of a stay of an earlier deportation order, one of which was failing to notify authorities of his change in address when he was being held at the Don Jail.
Heather McARTHUR, one of Mr. GRANT's lawyers, said she has kept in touch with Mr. GRANT's common-law wife, his mother and his siblings, all of whom still live in Canada. His two daughters, 7 and 18, and son, 14, learned of his death two days ago.
"They're devastated," Ms. McArthur said.
She said there is no way Mr. GRANT, who had been having a hard time adjusting to life in Jamaica where deportees are treated roughly, was involved in any criminal activity in the Caribbean country. She added he never should have been deported from Canada in the first place.
"He was an innocent man. He didn't do it. But still, he stayed in jail for over 5½ years… and despite that, they sent him down to a country where he knew nobody, he had no money, they just put him on a plane," she said. "And now, he's dead."

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-14 published
BROWN, Gerald Andrew Ferguson " Drew"
Suddenly on November 13, 2007 Drew BROWN beloved son of Valerie BROWN and the late Gerald D. BROWN passed away. He was great lover of all sports and especially his beloved Leafs, Drew would often be found catching up on the latest scores. Incredibly fond of his family and Friends, Drew was the adored brother of Vicki JORDAN (Michael,) Deborah SOUCH (David) and Michael. He will be remembered as the treasured uncle of Lauren and Kaitlyn SOUCH, Alexander and Carly JORDAN and Daniel BROWN. The family will be forever grateful that they celebrated Andrew's birthday on Sunday, November 11th and that he had the opportunity to speak with many others before his sudden passing. A service will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue W. (2 lights west of Yonge St.), on Friday, November 16, 1 p.m. Cremation and interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-19 published
WALKER, Margaret (née BROWN)
Peacefully at Hospice Niagara on Friday, November 16, 2007 at the age of 92. Margaret was born August 26, 1915 in Glasgow, Scotland to Peter and Marion BROWN. Predeceased by her husband Peter (1948.) Beloved mother of Margaret Elizabeth FAIRMAN. Dearest grandmother of Fraser (Kimberley) of Yellowknife and Patricia FAIRMAN of St. Catharines. Loving great-grandmother of Max and Stella. She will be missed by her niece Shelia Marie LUCAS and her great niece Christina GRAMIER, nephews Bradley and Darryll LUCAS, her family back home in Scotland. Margaret was a proud member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a retired employee with over 35 years of service with the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. As per Margaret's request cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her life will be held at the Downtown Chapel of Butler Funeral Home, 33 Duke Street at James (behind the Court House), 905-684-2334, on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Niagara would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.butler-duke.ca. Margaret will be remembered for her elegance and grace.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
FERGUSON, Christine
A resident of the Wexford Nursing Home, Toronto, formerly, of Sydney, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 19, 2007, age 80, at North York General Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Jane FERGUSON and raised by loving foster parents, the late Donald John MacLEOD and Mary Ferguson MacLEOD (née MacLEAN.) Christine grew up on their farm in Framboise where her life was shaped by the Depression years of the nineteen thirties. As a young woman, she taught school and later married at the age of 20 to Neil Alex FERGUSON on November 20th, 1946. She was a happy homemaker giving birth to 5 children until Neil passed away from a heart attack at only 39 years of age. She worked very hard raising the children alone and bravely survived the untimely death of her 8 year old daughter Sarah Anne. On April 2, 1964 Christine married the late Edward Charles BROWN of Dutch Brook and gave birth to another daughter and for years supported his auto body business until their divorce. She loved to play bingo, dance, tend plants and tell a joke. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Christine Brown CAMPBELL (Howie,) Marie CLEMENTS, Cora MacNEIL (Roy) and Belva HOOPER (Wendel) son, Sheldon FERGUSON and foster sister, Helen MORRISON. Survived by grandchildren; Scott CLEMENTS, Tracy WADE, Ronnie MacNEIL, Angela YURISICH, Andrea, Sarah and Michael HOOPER, Robert and Lyndsay FERGUSON, Bhreagh, Ceilidh, Daniel and Meaghan CAMPBELL great-grandchildren, Michael James WADE, Zachary YURISICH, Kieran and Avery MacNEIL, and Bria FERGUSON. Christine was predeceased by her first husband, Neil Alex FERGUSON, daughter Sarah Anne, brother, Arthur Bartholomew and former second husband, Edward Charles BROWN. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday 11 a.m., with Nancy Whitney, DLM officiating. Interment in Zion United Cemetery. Condolences may sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ca.ns.sympatico.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-28 published
PINARD, Micheline (BOYER) (1942-2007)
Micheline Boyer PINARD of Saint Sauveur, Québec, passed away with serenity and dignity on the 24th of November, 2007 at the Palliative Care Centre of the North River, Saint_Jerome, Québec. She leaves behind her husband Jean (John) D. PINARD, her daughters Josée DESJARDINS of Gatineau, Québec, Lyne DESJARDINS (Sylvain BENOIT) of Assomption, Québec, and her brother Richard BOYER (Micheline MAJOR) of Magog, Québec. She also leaves behind her spouse's children, Line PINARD (George BROWN,) Unionville; Joanne PINARD, Sherbrooke; Alain PINARD (Mary-Louise BYRNE), Cambridge Louise TAILLON (Claude TAILLON,) Saint-Lazare; Marie PINARD (Alan HAIGH,) Pickering; Luc PINARD, Ottawa, as well as her many brother and sister-in-laws, her nieces and nephews and many Friends and family from Stoke, Wotton, Saint-Sauveur, Toronto and Alliston. It is with great sadness that she leaves her grandchildren Jordan, Paul, Jeanne and Loïc and 11 grandchildren from her husband's side. Micheline Boyer PINARD was very involved in the local community especially with her contribution to rebuild 'La Soupe Populaire' of Saint Sauveur. The funeral will take place on December 1st, 11: 00 a.m. at the Catholic Church of Saint Sauveur, Québec. Instead of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to La maison des soins palliatifs de la rivière du nord would be greatly appreciated. Members of the family will receive condolences as of 10: 00 a.m. at the Catholic Church of Saint Sauveur (205, rue Principale) on the day of the funeral prior to the service. Trudel Funeral Home (450) 438-1234

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
MARENTETTE, Alan
Surrounded by his family, at his home in Burlington, on Saturday, December1, 2007, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Donna (nee SMITH.) Loved father of Paula MARENTETTE and her husband Rev. Craig WENTLAND of Camrose, Alberta, Stephanie MARENTETTE of Toronto and Sarah MARENTETTE- BROWN and her husband Jamie BROWN of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Emma, Maeve, Elizabeth, Kyle and Isobel. Dear brother of Janine SALKOWSKI (Ted) of Michigan, Marvin (Veronica) of Windsor, Beverly McCUTCHEON of Windsor, Gayle BROAD (Ted) of Windsor and Michael (Hilary) of Halifax. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, Friends and especially Mike LANGDON. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Vigil Tuesday at 8: 30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Road, Burlington on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at 10 a.m. Private interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington. If desired, memorial contributions to the McMaster University Blood Disorders Clinic or the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-05 published
FISHER, Carole Lee (née McNICOL)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carole on December 1st, 2007 with her family at her side at Hamilton General Hospital, after a brief illness. Carole will be deeply missed by her husband Roger who was her constant companion for 45 years. Her only daughter Tracey (EBENHARDT) will miss her best friend. Tracey's husband Scott EBENHARDT will miss a dear mother-in-law. Carole leaves behind her sister Kiera BROWN and her daughter Melodie DAVLUT, sister-in-law Sheila VIINIKKA and husband Tauno and their son Taisto and his wife Julia. Most of all her beautiful granddaughters Helana and Alexandra EBENHARDT will miss the love and care showered on them by Carole.
Carole also leaves behind a wonderful group of Friends who have been a great support for the family over the last couple of weeks. Carole will always be remembered for her incredible style and grace and for her special ability of making Friends wherever she went. Our heartfelt thanks to the talented, dedicated and caring surgeons, doctors, nurses, and staff at Hamilton General Intensive Care Unit East for making Carole's stay as comfortable as possible.
A Celebration of Life followed by a get together of family and Friends will be held at The Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Thursday, December 6th, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. Email condolences may be sent to
carole.fisher@wardfh.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
BROWN, Shirley Ann (formerly PORTER, née WIGHT)
On December 11, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto after a brief illness. Survived by her husband David H. BROWN and her children Brenda Porter ROBBINS (Michael ROBBINS,) Brian (Megan,) Diana HANRAHAN (Kevin) and, James (Robin.) Also, her beloved grandchildren, Claire ROBBINS, Marshall, Anna and Mary Elizabeth PORTER, John and Page HANRAHAN, Andrew and Jamie Ann PORTER. Also missing Shirley are David's children, Patty BROWN, Rick (Tamara) BROWN and his grandchildren, Eliza, Angus and Sydney BROWN. Shirley was predeceased by her first husband Johnston D. PORTER. She is survived by her brother John B. WIGHT of St. Adele, Quebec and sisters Joan (Lee) STETSON of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. and Norma (Robert) VESSOT of Marblehead, Massachusetts and many nieces and nephews. Shirley was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She attended MacDonald College, before moving to Calgary where she resided for over 40 years before relocating to Toronto. Many thanks to the wonderful health care professionals at the Palliative Care units of the Princess Margaret Hospital and Sunnybrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be forwarded to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Private family Memorial Service. Reception at the York Club, Toronto, Friday December 14th at 12: 30 p.m.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-15 published
ARMSTRONG, Walter James
Peacefully, at his home in the Sunnybrook Veterans Care Home, Toronto, on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, Walter James ARMSTRONG, of Toronto, formerly of Montreal, in his 90th year. The beloved husband of the late Jacqueline Hale ARMSTRONG, who celebrated their 60th anniversary of a long, loving, and mutually supportive marriage earlier this year. Born in Toronto, September 10th, 1918, Jim graduated from McGill University in 1941. He served as a Major in the Royal Canadian Army during World War 2, seeing service in Italy, England, and other parts of Europe. Jim and Jackie ARMSTRONG were married on June 23, 1947, at Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, Jackie's family's summer home. Jim and his family moved to Toronto in the 1960's, where he had a very successful career in real estate, and property development. Jim and Jackie later lived at Roches Pt., Ontario, from 1984-1997, after which they moved back to Toronto. During the same time, they spent their winters in Tucson, Arizona, where Jim and Jackie made many Friends. Jim also enjoyed sailing, bridge, tennis, golf, shuffleboard, and occasional gardening, but most of all his family. Jim was greatly respected and admired by Friends and business associates alike, and will be fondly remembered for his enjoyment of life, solid common sense, sense of humour, and wise counsel. Much loved father of Jonathan ARMSTRONG of Costa Rica, Peter ARMSTRONG of Toronto, David ARMSTRONG of Toronto, and Airlie Armstrong BROWN of Stouffville, Ontario. Jim was also the dear grandfather to ten grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister, Ann Armstrong CONKLIN, and his brother, David McCoy ARMSTRONG. A memorial service will be held January, 2008, time and location to be announced. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-18 published
HOWDEN, George William
(Retired Manager, Royal Bank)
Peacefully, on December 17, 2007, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. George, in his 90th year. son of the late Arthur and Mabel HOWDEN of Columbus, Ontario. George leaves his wife Peggy, daughter Suzanne, and son David, both of Toronto; his sister Ann BROWN of Oshawa and his brother Harry and his wife Norma of Brooklin. Predeceased by his sisters Catherine HOWDEN and Helen BOND, and brothers John (Jack) and Robert (Bob). George served as a gunnery officer with the 11th Army Field Regiment in Italy and Northwest Europe World War 2. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private Family Service with cremation. Donations made in memory of George to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Kidney Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by his family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-18 published
Neighbours mourn 'super-friendly guy'
While out delivering Christmas cards, Hunter BROWN, 74, was killed in apparent random attack, leaving his Friends and family in shock
By Caroline ALPHONSO, Page A3
Kitchener, Ontario -- Hunter BROWN, 74, set out on a cold Saturday afternoon, all bundled up, on what had become his annual Christmas ritual of hand-delivering cards to his neighbours. Recipients would often discover a picture of his three grandchildren tucked inside their cards.
The affluent neighbourhood in Kitchener has a mix of young families and elderly couples who have lived there for decades. Christmas decorations were strung along front porches and spilled onto the front yards.
This year, however, Mr. BROWN didn't get very far in his Christmas-card delivery. He had just started to make his first drop-off when a man struck him with an "edged weapon" and left him to die in the next-door neighbour's driveway, police say. A pile of undelivered cards was found on the ground next to him. Doctors pronounced Mr. BROWN dead in hospital.
Police say the attack was unprovoked and are looking for a man in his 20s who fled the quiet neighbourhood on foot wearing a long black trench coat and a black tuque with red lines.
"It's a difficult case," said Staff Sergeant Adrian DARMON of the Waterloo Regional Police. "This is quite a close community."
Yellow tape surrounded the BROWN home and neighbouring houses yesterday as police scoured the area for clues.
Mr. BROWN and his wife, Beverley, lived in their two-storey home for more than 30 years. A Christmas tree was lit up in the front window last night. The killing of Mr. BROWN, a father of two, has shocked family and neighbours.
Mr. BROWN, a retired regional manager for Bell, was described as a man who loved his grandchildren, and rarely missed a hockey or football practice, or a musical recital. He spent his summers at the family cottage in Muskoka, and had often invited neighbours to vacation there.
He and his wife would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in March. The couple had just started taking lessons in ballroom dancing.
"Mom and Dad did everything together," Mr. BROWN's son, Mike, said yesterday. "He was elderly but in good health. We never expected Hunter BROWN to die this way. He was a nice man."
His sister, Sandra, added: "He was a gentle man. He just had so much left."
Neighbour Lois HOGG remembers Mr. BROWN singing Christmas carols at her home on December 8 when she and her husband invited the neighbourhood over for a holiday celebration.
"It was a happy experience and we were so glad they were here," Ms. HOGG said.
Matthew ENGELMANN, 24, who lives next door to the BROWNs, said his kitchen counter was filled yesterday with food dropped off by neighbours for the victim's family. Mr. ENGELMANN saw Mr. BROWN as a grandfather. He and his family would spend a few days at the BROWN cottage almost every summer.
"He was just a super-friendly guy. You couldn't leave your house and have Hunter see you and not say 'hello' or 'hi,' " he said.
The ENGELMANN family has known Mr. BROWN and his wife for 27 years. Mr. ENGELMANN's father, Dieter, said he was still in disbelief over what happened. Neighbours came out when they saw police cruisers and an ambulance.
"It's such a sad situation. Nothing warrants this. Nothing at all," he said. "This guy wouldn't hurt a fly."
Police said yesterday autopsy results weren't complete as yet, but they believe a weapon with some of kind of sharp edge was used in the attack.
Neighbours say it was unlikely that the attack was personally motivated.
Mark MEDENSKY, who took care of the BROWN home when the family went on vacation, said many on the street are looking for answers.
"He was sweet, quiet. He always had something nice to say about you. Everyone is just in shock. I'm angry about what happened."

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-19 published
BROWN, Hunter
It is with deepest sorrow and grief that we announce Hunter's passing, on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Kitchener, at the age of 74. Beloved husband and best friend of Bev (née SPARLING) BROWN for 49 years. Proud and loving father of Sandra BROWN of Mississauga and Michael BROWN and his wife Beth of Waterloo. Dear Grampa to Lauren and Andrew and Ian. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Sadie (née HUNTER) BROWN. Hunter will also be sadly missed by his beloved and faithful granddog Patches, and grandcat Max. Hugh Hunter BROWN was born in Toronto in 1933, the son of Hugh and Sadie BROWN. He attended and graduated from Leaside High School, and then went on to attend Victoria College of the University of Toronto for Commerce and Finance. He met his wife Beverley, at Leaside United Church, playing badminton. After graduating University, he started what would be a lifelong career with the Bell Telephone Company of Canada. He married Beverley in 1958, and had two children, Michael and Sandra. The family lived in Toronto until 1973, when Hunter was transferred to Kitchener to fill a District Manager's position for Bell Canada. Hunter always strived to make his contributions to the communities he lived in. Over the years, he took leadership roles in the executive of the Rotary Club, the KWHSR, Bell Pioneers, and his churches. He always wanted to help out, whether it be canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, shoveling snow for an elderly neighbour, or helping someone in need as he always put others' needs ahead of his own. In their retirement, Hunter and Bev loved to travel to Barbados and Europe and spend their summers at the cottage, which was the centre of activity and such good times for family and Friends. Hunter loved being with his grandchildren he was involved with, and supported them in everything they did. Hunter was a dedicated and devoted family man. We loved him so very much and were so proud of him. We will dearly miss him. Hunter's family will receive relatives and Friends on Thursday, December 20th from 1-3: 30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service 1 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2007 in the chapel of the funeral home followed by a reception at the funeral home. Pastor James KOELLNER of Saint_Luke's Lutheran Church officiating. Prayers of committal will take place at Parkview Cemetery Chapel following the reception. Hunter loved flowers, or for those who wish to make a kind donation in Hunter's honour, they may make it to the Muskoka Branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Bracebridge). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Hunter's memorial.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-20 published
DILTZ, Douglas Graden
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 with nephews Jordan and Perrie and brother Charles Herbert in attendance. Douglas G. DILTZ of Toronto and Sundridge, youngest son of Agnes BROWN and Bert Case DILTZ. Survived by brothers Charles Herbert and David (of Sundridge) and cousins, nephews and nieces. Doug was an avid fisherman. Visitation on Friday, December 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). Funeral service at Moore's Funeral Chapel, 9 Paget Street, Sundridge on Sunday, December 23 at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Spring interment at Strong Cemetery, Sundridge.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-24 published
BROWN ROBERTS, Marion Elizabeth
Peacefully at Christie Gardens on December 23rd, 2007, in her 97th year. Marion, dearly beloved wife of the late Frank ROBERTS, predeceased in 2001. Dear step-mother of Peter ROBERTS (Joan) and Michael ROBERTS (Brenda.) Loving grandmother to Steven, Troy, and Adam.
Marion graduated with a B.A. from McMaster University in Hamilton and an M.A. from Brown University in Rhode Island. She was former head librarian of Thomas Fisher rare book library at the University of Toronto.
Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, A. Roy Miller Chapel, 1695 St. Clair Avenue West (between Keele and Lansdowne). The family will receive their Friends Wednesday, December 26 from 9: 30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Funeral service to be held at Funeral Home Chapel at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
'Man with four hands' was one of the greatest piano players of all time
Canadian whose flying fingers mesmerized audiences around the world - from small clubs in 1950s Montreal to the lights of Carnegie Hall - was a lyrical stylist and a mentor to many
By Nicholas JENNINGS, Special to The Globe and Mail with reports from Canadian Press and staff, Page S9
Toronto -- Few pianists swung as hard or played as fast and with as many grace notes as Oscar PETERSON. The classically trained musician could play it all, from Chopin and Liszt to blues, stride, boogie, bebop and beyond. He led his own jazz trios, performed with such legendary figures as Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, DIzzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong - the latter called him "the man with four hands" - recorded more than 200 albums and wrote such memorable works as Hymn to Freedom and the Canadiana Suite. "A virtuoso without peer," concluded his biographer, Gene Lees, in The Will to Swing.
"The piano is like an extension of his own physical being," composer and clarinetist Phil NIMMONS, who helped create Canadiana Suite, said in 1975 of his long-time friend. "I'm amazed at the speed of his creativity. I am not talking about mere technical capabilities, although his are awesome. I'm speaking of the times when you find him under optimum conditions of creativity. His mind can move as quickly as his fingers and that is what is so astounding."
The story of Oscar PETERSON's rise from immigrant poverty to world fame is one of popular music's great inspirational tales. Born in Montreal's Saint-Henri district, he was the fourth of five children of a Canadian Pacific Railway porter and his wife who came to Canada from the Virgin Islands. His father, Daniel, a self-taught amateur musician and a strict disciplinarian, insisted that his children develop musical skills. Oscar began on piano and trumpet, but dropped the latter after a bout with tuberculosis when he was 7.
By 14, he was studying with Paul de Marky, a renowned Hungarian-born classical pianist who piqued his interest in jazz, particularly works by pianist Art Tatum. Mr. PETERSON always credited his sister Daisy, a noted piano teacher in Montreal who also taught such Canadian musicians as Oliver Jones and Joe Sealy, with being an important teacher and influence on his career. Soon, he was winning competitions. But his father never let it go to his head. He played his son Tatum's renowned recording of Tiger Rag that caused the young musician to quit piano for two months.
Mr. PETERSON always said it was his father who instilled in him an unwavering will to succeed. When he dropped out of high school to play in the Johnny Holmes Orchestra, becoming its only black member, a displeased Daniel PETERSON gave him some stern advice. "He told me, 'If you're going to go out there and be a piano player, don't just be another one. Be the best.' "
The 17-year-old took the words to heart. Within a few years, he was leading his own trio at Montreal's Alberta Lounge, where he developed his distinctive style and attracted some illustrious onlookers, including Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. Then, on one fateful night, American jazz impresario Norman Granz heard Mr. PETERSON at the club and was so impressed that he invited him to play at New York's Carnegie Hall.
Mr. PETERSON's appearance on Mr. Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic program in 1949 was a watershed event. Mr. PETERSON didn't have a work visa, so Mr. Granz decided to introduce him as a surprise guest on a bill that included Charlie Parker, Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins. Although the young pianist was terrified, Mr. Granz assured him it would be worth it. "He told me, 'You'll know if you have what it takes, and if you do what you do and they love it, then you know you've made it,' Mr. PETERSON later recalled.
Performing with bassist Ray BROWN, who would become a long-time sideman, Mr. PETERSON brought the house down with such songs as Fine and Dandy and Tenderly. The 24-year-old "stopped the concert dead cold in its tracks," according to Down Beat magazine, which added that the pianist displayed "a flashy right hand, a load of bop and a good sense of harmonic development." Mr. PETERSON's course - with Mr. Granz as his manager - was set.
Over the next 50 years, Mr. PETERSON played in a variety of trios, including those with Mr. BROWN and guitarist Herb Ellis (1953-1958,) Mr. BROWN and drummer Ed THIGPEN (1959-1964,) bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham (mid-60s) and guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels Pedersen (late 1960s). During this time, he recorded such memorable albums as 1956's Stratford Festival recording, 1958's On the Town, recorded at Toronto's Town Tavern, and 1962's Night Train, which included a number of Duke Ellington pieces as well as Mr. PETERSON's own Hymn to Freedom. Then, in 1964, he produced his best-known work, Canadiana Suite, with each of the album's tracks inspired by a different region of the country. Mr. PETERSON called the project "my musical portrait of the Canada I love," and it was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1965.
By 1979, his career had arrived at a point where he was in steady demand and his life had developed a certain stability. He built a recording studio in his house and set aside enough time most mornings to "ring out some different pieces of equipment and get myself together," he told The Globe and Mail. "I'll maybe come up with something I would want to get started writing."
The studio was irresistible, he said. Later in the day, usually after attending a business meetings elsewhere in the house, he liked to return to the keyboard "to work on some writing, or maybe rehearse a little music."
By all accounts, Mr. PETERSON led two lives - one on the road and one at home. "I work probably six solid weeks then take off a month or two. My work is like that. If I tour, it is usually three or four weeks and when it's over it's done."
When he wasn't away, Mr. PETERSON seldom liked to leave the house. But the constant touring remained a trial before he brought order to his life. "It can be very harried during touring, but we try to control that now. I have to know where I'm going one way or another. I feel that if I have to go on the road I'm not going to stay the Young Women's Christian Association, and I'm not going to eat at the Big Burger. If I go to France, for instance, I eat at the best possible restaurants and stay in the best hotel. I like the finer things in life and I think I deserve what I can afford. I don't thing there's anything wrong with shooting for the best. It's unfortunate that a few more of us don't think that way."
The travelling took its toll on many of Mr. PETERSON's sidemen, who gave up work with the master because personal or health reasons. Some fell victim to the bottle or drugs. Mr. PETERSON, who always avoided such things, kept going, and performed solo frequently in the 1970s. But he paid his own price for touring, which kept him from his wives and children. "How destructive was [the road] for me?" he once asked a CBS reporter. "Almost four divorces - that's how destructive it can be."
Mr. PETERSON recounted in his 2002 autobiography, A Jazz Odyssey, how his breakup with third wife, Charlotte, separated him from their son, Joel, for whom he wrote the tune He Has Gone. "They now live somewhere in Eastern Canada," he wrote. "This had been a dreadful loss." He seemed to find happiness in his fourth marriage to Kelly GREEN, with whom he had a daughter, Céline, in 1991, when he was 66. He credited them with helping him to find a balance between family and music.
"When you first start out, you're impatient, uptight," he once said. "Everything has to be done right now, it doesn't matter what you might like it to be." Later, he said he became a little more sensible about all of life's elements. "You realize that some of the things that you want to do require a depth that you won't have until you're more mature. Even then, there are things that you still can't get together."
Mr. PETERSON possessed a boyish sense of humour and was renowned for his love of laughter. He was also a notorious practical joker. His mischievous side was something that came through in two documentaries: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The Life and Times of Oscar PETERSON and the National Film Board's In the Key of Oscar, which was produced by his niece, former basketball star and Canadian Olympian Sylvia SWEENEY. The latter film recounted some of the early incidents of racism that Mr. PETERSON encountered in his career and featured his emotional journey back to Montreal for the first reunion of the extended PETERSON family, including grandchildren who had previously only ever seen him on television.
Beyond his career and family, Mr. PETERSON pursued his twin hobbies of photography and fly fishing, which he undertook at a summer home in Ontario's Haliburton Highlands. It was also at the cottage that he followed an interest in the heavens. "I'm an amateur astronomer, when I have time, which is usually in the summer at our cottage," he once told The Globe.
He also involved himself in the academic side of music. In 1960, he opened the Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto with Mr. BROWN, Mr. THIGPEN and Mr. NIMMONS. Mr. PETERSON's students included Skip Beckwith, Brian BROWNe, Wray Downes and Bill King. Although his touring commitments forced the school to close in 1964, Mr. PETERSON returned to teaching at Toronto's York University in 1986, when he was appointed as adjunct professor of music in jazz studies. He remained involved with the university afterward, serving as its chancellor from 1991 to 1994.
A two-date reunion in 1990 with his most famous trio, featuring Ray BROWN and Herb Ellis (also featuring drummer Bobby Durham) at New York's Blue Note: club resulted in four separate album releases. Critics hailed Mr. PETERSON's playing from this legendary engagement, citing his emotional depth and softer playing style. Three years later, while performing again at the Blue Note, Mr. PETERSON suffered a stroke, something he only realized after returning to Toronto to receive the Glenn Gould Prize. The stroke weakened his left hand and sidelined him for two years, during which time he fell into a depression. But he credited Friends such as bassist Dave Young for encouraging him to return to performance, which he did with the help of intensive physiotherapy. In 1999, he returned to Carnegie Hall with guitarist Ulf Wakenius, bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew. His left hand could no longer "conjure the rumbling musical earthquakes of old," wrote The New York Times, but his right hand's inventive, fluid work alone prompted several standing ovations.
Two years earlier at the Grammys, he had been given a Lifetime Achievement Award. In all, he won eight Grammys and, in 2005, Canada Post marked his contributions to music with a 50-cent stamp.
A lyrical stylist who has been described as one of the greatest piano layers of all time, Mr. PETERSON inspired countless musicians. Duke Ellington called him "a man who's blessed with great talent, has acquired tremendous skill and executes it with unlimited authority." Ella Fitzgerald said of him, "to me, he's like a brother and a friend, and one of the greatest you'll ever meet."
Diana Krall, who celebrated Mr. PETERSON's 80th birthday with him in 2005 at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, recalled how he invited her down to his basement studio. "He said, 'Hey, Dee, come down and check out the box,' which meant his 10-foot Boesendorfer [piano]," Ms. Krall recalled. "The only problem was then you have to play for him. So I played some Nat Cole tunes and we sang some duets. The fact that I got a chance to sit and talk with him, and laugh with him and his family, is pretty great. It stays with you." Added Ms. Krall: "If I ever feel like I'm needing a boost, I listen to Oscar."
His personal studio represented a dream that was a long time coming, Mr. PETERSON said in 1979. "Years ago, I always wanted this studio, but there was no way I could because I was out playing all the time. But now, with the new studio and the chance to do some composing, it's much easier. I can pursue the love of my life, and yet it's my profession."
Oscar Emmanuel PETERSON was born in Montreal on August 15, 1925. He died of kidney failure at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, on December 23, 2007. He was 82. He leaves his wife, Kelly, and six children from different marriages: Lynn, Gay, Oscar Jr., Norman, Joel and Celine.

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SPRAGUE, Jean Mary
Quietly at the Guelph General Hospital on December 27, 2007 in her 82nd year. Jean dedicated her life as a loving wife, mother and grand mother. Jean will be forever remembered by her loving husband of 60 years, Ron SPRAGUE, her two sons Todd (Lynne) SPRAGUE of Mendham, New Jersey and Blair SPRAGUE of Aurora, grand children Sean, Caitlin, Molly, Caleigh, Timothy and Andrew. Jean was predeceased by her sister Ruth BROWN. She will also be sadly missed by her many Friends. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home "Hart Chapel", 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph where Jean's family will receive Friends for memorial visitation on Sunday, December 30, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society (Cards are available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or send condolences at (www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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