ROSENTHAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
ROSENTHAL, Joan (née SKINNER)
On September 13th, 2007 at home. Joan, beloved wife of the late Gordon ROSENTHAL. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Janet and Paul HENNICK, Lynda and Joe LOMBARDO, and the late Harlan ROSENTHAL and Rise GOODE. Proud Nanny to Jennifer, Kimberley, Alexander, Joey, Lawrence, Lesley, Stacey, and Sean. Great-grandmother to Halle and Mackenzie. A graveside service was held at the Holy Blossom Memorial Park on Sunday, September 16th, 2007.

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ROSENTHAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-18 published
BEDARD, Lois Eleanor (née DOWSON,) B.Ph.E., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Graduate of York Memorial Collegiate Institute, and U of T.
Peacefully at the White Eagle Nursing Home on Friday, December 14, 2007 in her 84th year. Survived by her sister Joyce and her husband Joe ROSENTHAL. Predeceased by brothers Murray, Ross, Hugh and Gerry and sister Ruth. Also predeceased by her nephews Ronald and Walter. Survived by four nieces; Anne, Eleanor, Jeannette and Susan and cousins Barbara and Paul BITZER, and Joan and Lew BRADICH, of Kitchener. Lois will also be remembered by her Friends of the Forward Group. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street, W at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2007. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. A tribute to honour Lois' life will be held in January (date and location to be announced). For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Hemophilia Society.

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ROSENTHAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
ROSENTHAL, Joerg
Husband, father, engineer, marina operator, Christian. Born August 18, 1943, in Berlinchen, Germany. Died June 29 in Muskoka, Ontario, of an accident while launching a boat, aged 63.
By Jennifer ROSENTHAL, Page L8
Joerg often marvelled at how an immigrant boy from Germany who sat at the back of the class with his German/English dictionary could turn out so well. Not only did he "turn out well," he lived life to the fullest.
He and his family arrived in Canada in 1957, when Joerg was 13. His English rapidly improved during his high school days at Central Technical School in Toronto.
Joerg spent his university summers working on the railway in Northern Ontario and driving a taxi through the streets of Toronto. After completing a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto, he was hired at Corning Glass Works in Muskoka, Ontario
Joerg made time for his outdoor passions and his spiritual growth. He was full of antics -- he once hung a freshly caught deer in a friend's yard for him to discover the next morning.
What looked like a predictable life at a steady job soon turned into another adventure. With his young bride of nine months, Joerg purchased Waters' Marine near Minett, Ontario Over the next 35 years, Joerg progressed from being taught how to drive a boat by his employee -- and falling in the lake one too many times - to establishing his renamed Joseph River Marina as an integral part of the lives of many Muskoka cottagers.
His family can attest to the fact that living with a perfectionist can be trying, but Joerg upheld a standard of workmanship that gave his customers utmost confidence. He also made himself available in emergencies. Once he was called to repair a wooden boat during a wedding ceremony so the newlyweds could be transported to their reception.
Even though the marine season was busy, Joerg patiently taught all four of his daughters to water-ski, and Sunday afternoon picnics on the boat were a regular occurrence. He truly enjoyed the simple pleasures.
Joerg had too many dreams and ideas to realize them all in his lifetime. He designed and oversaw the construction of his unique home, a project he almost saw to completion. Joerg and his wife, Marilyn, discovered Newfoundland in their later years, a place that had the same down-to-earth flavour and rugged beauty of the Muskoka he first knew.
Joerg never let circumstances dictate how he lived his life. He remained thankful and at peace through more than his share of health problems, embracing the challenges with perseverance and a sense of humour. He lived by what he often told others: "Don't take life too 'serially.' "
Jennifer ROSENTHAL is Joerg's daughter.

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ROSEWARNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-24 published
GOLDEN, William Floyd
Retired Senior Judge of the Ontario Provincial Court, died peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, on Saturday, July 21, 2007 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee KIRKPATRICK) of Bracebridge. Loving father of Donna-Louise GOLDEN of Thornhill and David GOLDEN and his wife Gillian of Bracebridge. Proud grandfather of Megan and William. Brother of Betty LAUT of Peterborough, Jean ROSEWARNE of Bracebridge and the late Louise VERNER, Jack GOLDEN and Georgette GOLDEN. Survived also, by many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Reynolds Funeral Home 'Turner Chapel' 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, Ontario (1-877-806-2257) on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. A private family service will be held. As your expression of sympathy, memorial gifts to Muskoka Interval House (P.O. Box 748, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1T9) or Family, Youth and Child Services of Muskoka (49 Pine Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1K8). Messages of condolence may be made at www.reynoldsfuneral.com

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ROSICA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-04 published
KAPICA, Lucia (DEGORSKA)
On December 11, 2006, at the Institut Canadien-Polonais du Bien-Être in Montreal two days past her 89th birthday, after a long and heart-breaking illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Chester KAPICA. She is truly mourned by her loving son, Jack, her daughter-in-law, Eve DROBOT, and her granddaughter, Thalia. Her gentle heart and brilliant mind were loved and admired by all who knew her. A memorial mass will be said by Fr. Thomas ROSICA at the Chapel of the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre at 95 Saint_Joseph Street (corner Bay Street) on Saturday, January 6th, 2007 at 10 a.m.. Her memory may be honoured by gifts in her name to the McGill University Alma Mater fund, the Fondation de l'Institut Canadien-Polonais or the Alzheimer's Society. Condolences may be sent to jkapica@globeandmail.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-27 published
GRAHAM, Wayne Ivan
(Retired Staff Sergeant, serving with the R.C.M.P. for over 32 years)
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, June 25, 2007. Wayne GRAHAM of Owen Sound in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Donna (née CASSELMAN.) Dear father of Rhonda and her husband Chris COLLIS of Victoria, British Columbia, Tracey and her husband Chris ROSS of Tottenham and Dana GRAHAM and his wife Lisa McKINSTRY of Elora. Lovingly remembered by four grandchildren Emily and Jill COLLIS and Haley and Patrick ROSS. Also survived by two brothers Bruce GRAHAM and his wife Sheila of Kitchener and Terry GRAHAM of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Predeceased by his sister Sharon JACKSON. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, Owen Sound 519-376-3710 for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment, Stephenson Cemetery, Port Sydney. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-22 published
DERBY, Edna Elizabeth (née PERROTT)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Friday October 19, 2007. Edna DERBY (née PERROTT) of Southampton in her 86th year. Wife of the late Leon Eugene DERBY. Dear mother of Susan and her husband Bob BELL of Southampton and Leonard and his wife Patricia of Cowansville, Quebec. Also survived by her brother-in-law, Ware DERBY and by her sisters-in-law, Alfreda NEIL, Addie TRACY and Pat LAHUE. Special aunt of Agnes RYCHARD of Cowansville, Quebec. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Lisa, Melissa and Kelly and by her 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her twin sister, Ethel ROSS and 11 other brothers and sisters. Cremation. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Wednesday October 24, 2007 from 7 until 8: 30 p.m. at which time, a Memorial Service to Remember Edna DERBY's life will be conducted in the Family Room of the Funeral Home. Reverend Margaret GREENHOW will officiate. A further Memorial Service and Interment of Ashes will follow at St. Aidans Anglican Church, Sutton Junction, Quebec, on Saturday October 27, 2007 at 2 p.m. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the BMP Hospital Foundation, Cowansville Quebec. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-24 published
ROSS, Fay Bernice (née CULBERT)
Of Wiarton, at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Sunday, October 21st, 2007. Fay Bernice ROSS (née CULBERT) in her 80th year. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Lillian ROSS. Sadly missed by her many Friends. A service to celebrate the life of Fay ROSS will be conducted from the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Thursday, October 25th, 2007 at 4 o'clock. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Wiarton Hospital, Grey Bruce Animal Shelter (519) 372-1911 or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Fay a Sugar Maple tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-06 published
HODGE, Harry Raymond
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday. November 04, 2007. Harry HODGE of Tara, formerly of the municipality of Kincardine, (the former Bruce township), in his 73rd year. Survived by his wife, Barbara (née SHEWFELT.) Beloved father of Greg of Desboro, Michael (Shelley) of Owen Sound, and Debbie ROSS (Richard) of Sauble Beach. Devoted grandfather of Meagan and Brittany HODGE, Kirsten and Jacob ROSS. Brother of Betty TEMPLE of Alberta. Brother-in-law of Linda TURCOTTE of Ajax, and Jim SHEWFELT (Mary Jo) of Kincardine. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Frances, Marion, Eva and brothers Clarence, Ivan and Bill. Friends may call at Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday November 8, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation of the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-09 published
FRASER, James William " Bill"
Of Exeter, formerly a resident of Sarnia in his 79th year. Passed away peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Wednesday November 7, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Jean Marie (WHITING) FRASER (1998.) Dear brother of Bev and the late Betty FRASER (2006) of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered Uncle of Debra and Brian JOHNSTON and Great-Uncle of Ashley, Michelle and Justine JOHNSTON of Exeter. Dear brother-in-law of Melba and Bob CORNFOOT of London, Norm and Barb WHITING of Exeter and Ev and John McALLISTER of Hensall. Beloved son of the late George (1991) and Janet (JOHNSTONE) (1997) FRASER, and son-in-law of the late Earl and Ethel (KESTLE) WHITING (1953.) Predeceased by sisters Muriel FRASER (1944) and Dorothy (FRASER) (1996) and her husband Ronald DURHAM (1993) and sisters and brothers-in-law Blanche (WHITING) (2002) and Donald MURRAY (1991,) F.J. (Bud) HAMILTON (1990,) P.O. Donald WHITING (1944,) Stanley WHITING (1969) and Margaret WHITING (1976.) Loved by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 9th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the South Huron Hospital or the Exeter United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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ROSS 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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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
ROSS, Rebecca Lyn " Becky"
Peacefully, surrounded by her family and Friends, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Friday, December 29, 2006, Rebecca Lyn " Becky" ROSS, 45, of London. Beloved daughter of Jim and Marilyn (CLEMAS) ROSS of London. Dear sister of Brian ROSS of London and his wife Sandra of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Laurie ROSS and her husband Mike KRUPA of Kilworth, Gord ROSS and his wife Claire of Burlington. Loved aunt of Amanda, Colin, Matthew, Cameron, Lily, Gracie, Cassie and Emily. She will be sadly missed by her many Friends and her beloved dog Sheba. Predeceased by her grandparents Gordon and Doris (BOLTON) CLEMAS, Albert and Eliza (SIMPSON) ROSS, uncles Gord CLEMAS Jr., Alexander ROSS and aunt Marian HUNTLEY. Becky was a long time employee of Parkwood Hospital and L.H.S.C. and was active in Women's Hockey in London. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 1 p.m. The Reverend Darrell SHAULE officiating. Cremation. At Becky's request, memorial donations to the L.H.S.C. Regional Cancer Program for patient needs, London and District Myeloma Support Group or charity of choice would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
JARRETT, James Harradine
At Grand Wood Park Retirement Residence on Monday, January 8th, 2007, James Harradine JARRETT of London in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Grace (Matthews) JARRETT. Dear father of Susan CALDWELL and her husband Robin of London, Michael JARRETT and his wife Brenda of Huntsville, and Geoffrey JARRETT and his wife Eileen of Bracebridge. Dear brother of Cynthia BLACK of England, Barbara JARRETT of Delaware formerly of Mississauga, and Moyna JARRETT of London. Loving grandfather of Alan CALDWELL and his wife Billie Jo ROSS- CALDWELL, Diana LANGSTAFF and her husband Trevor, Courtney, Brendan, Chloe, Seth and Thea JARRETT, Raun and Ian MacDONALD. Loving great-grandfather of Mckenzie, Chase and Carter CALDWELL, and Ben and Colin LANGSTAFF. At James' request, there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (519-433-5184) entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-29 published
SMALL, Carol Ann (née ASSAFF)
Passed away suddenly at her home in Stayner on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in her 59th year. Carol, loving wife of Ron SMALL; mother of Carrie LINDSAY, beloved mom and friend of Ronny-Lynn and her husband Allan STOREY of Stayner, Lisa and her husband Michael DECAIRE of Stayner. Cherished and adored "Nan" of grand_son Jeffrey. Grandmother of Julia and Leeanne. Predeceased by her mother Marjorie ROSS, father Charles ASSAFF, step-father John ROSS and grand_son Aaron. Visitation was held on Friday, August 24, 2007 at Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. A funeral service took place in the chapel on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital Renal Clinic or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
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ROSS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-19 published
BALLANCE, Jesse
Passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday September 11, 2007 in his 19th year. Jesse, loving son of Debbie and James EBERHARDT and Joseph BALLANCE and Kim FINCH- BALLANCE. Brother of Natasha. Grandson of Jim and Ruby EBERHARDT, Laura and Ed PRATT and Dorothy and Francis ROSS. Jesse will also be sadly missed by his many extended family and Friends. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday September 14, 2007. Funeral Service was held at Clearview Community Church, 1070 County Road 42, Stayner on Saturday September 15, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m.. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
BAXTER, Malcolm Robert (January 16, 1935 To November 26, 2006)
Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer Baxter's Foods Ltd.
Passed away unexpectedly on November 26, 2006 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. 'Mac' BAXTER joined his father Robert W. BAXTER in 1956 in building Baxter Foods, a supplier to the food service/hospitality, frozen foods and consumer grocery industry. A businessman, loving husband and devoted father will be truly missed for his steadfast commitment to his family and community. Mr. BAXTER was true believer of entrepreneurship and was a founding member of Junior Achievement. Malcolm BAXTER was born in Saint John and graduated from Saint John High School in 1953. He attended Acadia University from 1953 to 1955. He led a full and busy life and served on many boards including past Director and/or Chairman of National Dairy Council, Milk Industry Foundation in Washington D.C., Atlantic Dairy Council, International Dairy Foods Association and International Ice Cream Board, The Bank of Nova Scotia, The Saint John Port Corporation, and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. Past President of New Brunswick Protestant Orphan's Home and Children's Foundation, Braxco Ltd., Coast Tire, Atlantic Insurance Agency, Atcan Brokers Ltd., Ocean Yacht Sales Ltd, past governor of the Olympic Trust of Canada and Saint John Board of Trade, Past Master of the Albion Lodge; a Freemason and a Shriner. In 1991 Mr. BAXTER joined the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation Board and during his ten years actively aided in raising five million for the New Brunswick Heart Centre and raising fif teen million for the Capital Campaign. He was a committed funding supporter to I.W.K. Hospital, Rally of Hope, Habour Station, United Way, Regatta Halifax and Maritime Universities. Mr. BAXTER received Outstanding Business Award in 1995 from the Saint John Board of Trade. He was inducted into the 'We Care Hall of Fame' 1996 for over forty years services as a supplier to the food service industry and for his many contributions to the community and charitable works. He was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame in 2002 and received an Honorary Doctors Degree of Letters in 2003 from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. Other than business Mr. BAXTER's greatest passion was sailing followed by fishing and hunting. He was past Commodore of the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club and a member of Royal Ocean Racing Club in Cowes, England. His most important sailing achievement was winning a spot on the Canadian Team to compete in the Admirals Cup in England where the team placed fifth out of 33 countries. Mr. BAXTER sadly leaves behind his beloved wife Kathyrn (ROSS,) son Robert, daughter Kathy, sister Roberta (Lester MOTT,) nephews Gary (MOTT,) Ross (MOFFATT), niece Susan (Nigel BRUCE). Grandchildren Emily, John and Kate. Special cousin Charlie MURRAY and several other cousins. Mr. BAXTER was predeceased by daughter Wendy and parents Robert W. and Mary A. (LAMB.) Arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506) 634-7424. There will be a Memorial Service held at Portland United Church on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 4: 00 p.m. Following the Memorial Service a reception will be held. Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick. www.brenansfh.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-12 published
ROSS, Joan (HANNAY)
Formerly of Toronto, passed away at London, Ontario, on Wednesday January 10th 2007 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas ROSS. Dear mother of Nancy POLLARD and her husband Bill of London and Ian ROSS and his wife Norma of Smiths Falls. Predeceased by her daughter Jan KENNEDY (wife of Doug KENNEDY of Coboconk.) Loved by her 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Joan's life will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario (1-877-246-7186) on Saturday January 13th at 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Alzheimer Society, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6E 1A2, or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
JARRETT, James Harradine
At Grand Wood Park Retirement Residence, London, Ontario on Monday, January 8th, 2007 James Harradine JARRETT of London in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Grace (MATTHEWS) JARRETT. Dear father of Susan CALDWELL and her husband Robin of London, Michael JARRETT and his wife Brenda of Huntsville, and Geoffrey JARRETT and his wife Eileen of Bracebridge. Dear brother of Cynthia BLACK of England, Barbara JARRETT of Delaware formerly of Mississauga, and Moyna JARRETT of London. Loving grandfather of Alan CALDWELL and his wife Billie Jo ROSS- CALDWELL, Diana LANGSTAFF and her husband Trevor, Courtney, Brendan, Chloe, Seth, and Thea JARRETT, Raun and Ian MacDONALD. Loving great-grandfather of Mckenzie, Chase, and Carter CALDWELL, and Ben and Colin LANGSTAFF. At James' request there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (1-877-246-7186) entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
LOOPSTRA, Doctor Lawrence W., M.D., (F.R.C.S.C)
It is with great sadness that the family of Larry LOOPSTRA announce his passing on June 22, 2007 in Hamilton, Ontario after a brief illness. Larry will be greatly missed by his wife Pamela (nee ROSS,) his four children, Alyssa ALKEMA (Tom,) Emily (Nick,) Jonathan (Amanda), and Benjamin, his brothers, Chuck (Claudia), Allard (Margaret) and Bert (Willy), his mother-in-law, Betty ROSS, his sister-in-law, Susan KILNER, his brother-in-law, Robert ROSS (Jill,) his nephews and nieces and numerous other relatives, Friends, colleagues, and patients too many to mention. Larry was born in The Netherlands in 1941 and grew up in Groningen and The Hague until immigrating to Canada with his parents, the late Rev. Willem and Ekelina LOOPSTRA in 1951. He obtained his elementary and high school education in Hamilton, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario in London between 1960 and 1966 with a degree in medicine. Larry interned at St. Bonifice in Winnipeg, Manitoba and thereafter served 3 years as a medical doctor with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Germany pursuing his passion for medicine, travel, and skiing. On his return to Canada, he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and established his practice in Hamilton. Larry was an accomplished surgeon, obstetrician and respected clinical professor with the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre at McMaster University, delivering thousands of newborns during his career, as well as performing as a skilled surgeon. He pursued his career with dedication, professionalism and caring, while at the same time maintaining a balanced life style through family, church and his new found love for golf. His loving, caring and selfless nature shone through all his relationships (Galatians 5: 22-23). Larry was an avid sailor who loved his boat Sonic Boom, winning many Lake Ontario races. He last sailed his boat with his family on June 10, 2007. Many thanks to Leslie GAUTHIER, Doctor S. KOZIAK, Dr. N. VALETTAS, and Doctor J.D. SCHWALM. If so desired, expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Dr., Burlington, Ontario (905) 527-0405 on Monday, June 25, 2007 between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. A funeral service will take place at the Ancaster Canadian Reformed Church, 575 Shaver Road, Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 commencing at 11 a.m. Private interment to follow the service. Please sign the Book of Condolence @BayGardens.ca

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-26 published
McCABE, Marjory Jean
Marnie passed away on Monday, June 25th, 2007 at Leisure World, O'Connor Gate. Predeceased by her husband Doctor Robert Wylie McCABE. Loving mother of Christine ROSS and Mark McCABE. Dear grandmother of Matthew and Stephanie ROSS and Madeleine and Julia McCABE. She will be missed by her oldest friend Doctor Isabel MacRAE, and the Burden and Murray families. Marnie attended Havergal College, St. Hilda's, University of Toronto and the Toronto Normal School. She was a primary specialist and taught kindergarten for many years. She loved the joy and laughter of all young children. Marnie will be truly missed. Visitation and tea reception will be held at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday, June 28th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-28 published
McCABE, Marjory Jean
Marnie passed away on Monday, June 25th, 2007 at Leisure World, O'Connor Gate. Predeceased by her husband Doctor Robert Wylie McCABE. Loving mother of Christine ROSS and Mark McCABE. Dear grandmother of Matthew and Stephanie ROSS and Madeleine and Julia McCABE. She will be missed by her oldest friend Doctor Isabel MacRAE, and the Burden and Murray families. Marnie attended Havergal College, St. Hilda's, University of Toronto and the Toronto Normal School. She was a primary specialist and taught kindergarten for many years. She loved the joy and laughter of all young children. Marnie will be truly missed. Visitation and tea reception will be held at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday, June 28th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-29 published
ROSS, Eva Maria (née HAAS)
Died peacefully on June 25, 2007. Loving wife of Victor (deceased), loving mother of Peter, John, Stephen, and grandmother of Chris, David, Paul, Maggie, Stephen, Max and Jacob. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-06 published
She was a co-founder and defender of Ontario's McMichael gallery
With her husband, she was always ready to do battle with anything that threatened the collection. As the more knowledgeable, she was also responsible securing significant donations
By Val ROSS, Page S9
Toronto -- About 35,000 schoolchildren a year troop through the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario Until recently, a white-haired woman with a taste for artistic scarves would often greet them. Sometimes, she'd stoop down to pick up after them -- whisking away stray candy wrappers as scrupulously as if the gallery were her own house.
Once, it was. Signe McMICHAEL was one half of the couple who created the collection of works by Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, David Milne and the Group of Seven, and Inuit and Woodland art and sculpture. She and her husband, Robert, donated 200 paintings to the public in 1965, along with the house that contained them known as Tapawingo (Place of Joy) -- and the forest in which it sits, about 40 kilometres northwest of Toronto.
"The sense of home that pervades the place today is due to her," said Tom SMART, director of the McMichael. "That kind of feel is her legacy."
"Without this remarkable couple, there would be no gallery," wrote author Pierre Berton, a lifelong friend and defender of the McMichaels, in a letter to The Globe and Mail in 1981. "[They] gave the best years of their lives to the fulfilment of that dream. And when the dream was complete, they turned it over to the people of Ontario -- everything -- the astonishing collection of paintings, the unique log building in which they were housed, and the setting itself -- perhaps the most valuable piece of rural real estate in the province."
Mr. Berton, the champion, invoked the ghost of Canada's first prime minister and aimed his lance directly at Queen's Park, which had decided to close the gallery and the estate (and with it the McMichael's home), for two years.
"In the light of the ludicrous and contradictory statements being made on behalf of the gallery's board and the Government, it is pertinent to question the real motives of the bureaucrats," Mr. Berton wrote. "For none of the arguments has been convincing. As Sir John A. Macdonald once said, in a different context, 'It won't catch the blindest.' The suspicion lingers that the civil servants are trying to get rid of the McMichaels. The public, surely, will not stand for this shabby treatment. Every Canadian who has spent an afternoon at this unique and splendid gallery owes a debt to Robert and Signe McMICHAEL."
The McMICHAELs were always ready to skirmish with anyone they sensed who wanted to move the collection or the institution away from its founders' vision, with Robert doing the talking, and Signe frowning and nodding vigorously in the background.
Her family, the Sorensons, immigrated to Canada from Denmark in 1927. They arrived when Signe was 6, settling in the Peace River district of Alberta. Her mother, Anna Tera, died shortly after, leaving Soren SORENSON to bring up his three daughters, Astrid, Signe, and Helen, in the approaching Depression. Yet Signe always spoke of a happy childhood, with a pony, a dog cart and explorations on cross-country skis.
A good scholar with a prodigious memory, she graduated from Alberta College in the opening days of the Second World War and was hired into the communications branch of the Royal Canadian Air Force. With demobilization, she took jobs in commercial radio in Edmonton, Vancouver -- and then Toronto, where she met a tall, confident salesman who told her he was building a business that offered bridal photography services.
"When I first met her, Signe SORENSON was employed as a continuity writer at [Toronto's] radio station CKEY," Robert McMICHAEL wrote in his autobiography, One Man's Obsession. "Impressed with the care and attention she gave to writing and scheduling the brief, inexpensive bridal commercials I purchased, I found that I was also personally attracted to her. In spite of the small salary I could offer, I was able to lure her to work at my photographic studio."
This passage is one of the longest Mr. McMICHAEL wrote about the woman who would become his loyal wife for the next 54 years.
"The title of his book tells it all," said Geoffrey ZIMMERMAN, who was Ms. McMICHAEL's legal representative on the McMichael gallery board. "But the thing that always struck me was what a complementary partnership it was. Bob was full of bravado, he could bully or charm; Signe was quiet but methodical."
"I always felt he kept her under a basket," said Dennis REID, senior curator of Canadian art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. "And I always liked her sweet disposition and gentle heart."
The pair married in 1949. Two years later, Robert went to see some bush land outside Toronto on the Humber River (and here his prose becomes genuinely romantic): "My pulse quickened and I knew I was falling in love at first sight; an affair that would last a lifetime. That evening, as I tried to describe the forests and hills above the yawning valley with its twisted river… Signe smiled at me and, I could see, was making allowances for gross exaggeration."
But she fell in love, too, and they bought six hectares. As Robert's photography business morphed into packaging products targeted at the newlywed market, he travelled the continent, leaving Ms. McMICHAEL to handle the construction of their new house. Soon, they were wealthy enough to fill it with Canadian landscape art.
By the late 1950s, Tapawingo had become famous for paintings and parties, with neighbours such as the Bertons, and surviving members of the Group of Seven, the famed association of landscape artists that included Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald and Frederick Varley. Tom Thomson was Friends with most of the members but died before the group was formed. Later, the group expanded to include L.L. FitzGerald, Edwin Holgate and A.J. Casson.
As it happens, Jackson and Varley lived out some of their final years at Tapawingo, and some members of the group are buried on the property.
In 1965, the McMichaels convinced the provincial government to take over Tapawingo's operating costs and create a public gallery. In return, they were given the unusual right to live on-site, all expenses paid, and to occupy two of the five positions on the gallery's board. In 1968, after more McMichael lobbying, the gallery won Crown status, which meant that gifts could be written off against donors' income -- a precedent for all art patrons in Canada.
One who gave to the McMichael was Colonel Sam McLAUGHLIN, president of General Motors of Canada. "I doubt that but for Signe's Friendship with Isabel McLAUGHLIN that the colonel would have given his collection," Mr. ZIMMERMAN said.
By 1980, the gallery had become a conservationist's nightmare. The couple was ousted so the building could be fireproofed, repaired and expanded. In 1981, Ontario taxpayers paid $298,544 to buy them a big new house in nearby Belfountain, but it wasn't the same. They were unhappy to be away from home. "We'd still rather have Tapawingo," Mr. McMichael said.
Another festering issue was the gallery's mandate. According to the original deal, it was to collect works by artists "who have made contributions to the development of Canadian art." But what is "Canadian art"? In 1996, after curators installed a modernistic steel-and-concrete sculpture by John McEwen on the long entrance drive where the couple had once planted saplings by hand, the landscape-loving McMichaels sued Ontario for breach of contract. In June, 2000, they won. Ontario passed legislation that restored their board positions and reaffirmed that the gallery's mandate lay predominantly in realistic imagery.
This was the art loved by Ms. McMICHAEL, in particular. John RYERSON, now director of the Varley Gallery in Markham, Ontario, chatted with her about the collection in the 16 years he worked at the McMichael. "She was the more knowledgeable," he recalled, "though profoundly overshadowed by Bob."
Mr. McMICHAEL died in 2003. "He was the love of her life," Mr. ZIMMERMAN said. "After, she was preoccupied with her memories."
But for as long as she could, he said, despite knee surgery, she would go to the gallery to greet the schoolchildren.
Signe Kirsten Sorenson McMICHAEL was born February 10, 1921, in Sandersig, Denmark. She died of heart disease in Toronto on Wednesday evening. She was 86. She is survived by her older sister, Astrid WRIGHT. She will be buried at Tapawingo beside her husband, amid the graves of the Group of Seven. The graveyard was created by the Province of Ontario and is restricted to members of the Group of Seven, their wives and the founders. The graves are laid out in a circle, with rocks from the Canadian Shield as headstones. Members of the group not interred there are Franklin Carmichael, Edwin Holgate, L.L. FitzGerald and J.E. MacDonald.
The funeral will be held at the gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario, at 11 a.m. on Monday.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-09 published
KAHN, Alfred J. " Fred"
It is with great sorrow, that we announce Fred's passing at home, on Saturday, July 7, 2007, in his eighty-second year, after a long and difficult battle with cancer, bravely fought. Cherished husband of Helen ROSS for more than fifty years. Dear brother of Tom KAHN (Carol.) Devoted father to his sons David (Faye) of Atlanta and Jonathan (Anne) of Toronto, and to his late beloved daughter Nancy. Proud and caring "Opa" of Rebecca, Michael, Andrew, Hannah, Daniel and Jason. Deeply mourned by Philip WITMAN and his wife Bonnie of Philadelphia, and their children, Jonathan and Anna KRIGEL. Fred was a loving and loyal father-in-law, brother-in-law, cousin and uncle, and a good and loyal friend to many. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of 4NW and 8NW of the Jewish General Hospital for their care and compassion during Fred's earlier periods of hospitalization, to Doctor Jacob Garzon, and to Doctor Charles Gomberg for his invaluable care, concern, guidance and Friendship over these many years. The family would like to thank his caregivers, Doreen Reid and Penny Ramassar, whose compassion, expertise and good humour allowed us to keep Fred comfortable at home, and to Doctor Robert Piché, nurse Christine Souci and the staff of the centre local de services communautaires Métro whose help was invaluable. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal on Tuesday, July 10 at 12: 00 p.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-El Congregation Section, Mount Royal Cemetery, Mt. Royal Blvd. Shiva at 1460 Dr. Penfield Ave., Montreal until Friday, July 13 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. daily. Contributions in Fred's memory may be made to Family Medicine, Herzl Research and Development Fund c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to Fisher Rare Book Library c/o Richard LANDON, 120 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
She cherished them all
By Val ROSS, Page R1
Bluma APPEL gave advice to so many people in the arts - from producers to mere reporters - she couldn't possibly remember all their names. No matter, to the Toronto-based philanthropist who died on Sunday of lung cancer at the age of 86, everyone was "dear."
That endearment even applied to the trainload of comedians whom APPEL and Byron BELLOWS, her personal assistant and long-time friend, joined en route to the annual Canadian Comedy Awards in London, Ontario
"I don't think she missed an awards," says Mark Breslin, comedy impresario.
APPEL helped to establish the awards, started in 2000, and supported a $10,000 bursary for emerging comics; as with all of her widely dispersed acts of philanthropy, the amount wasn't huge, but the impact was.
"It's the only time I can think of," Breslin says, "that anyone from the Canadian establishment took comedy seriously."
Establishment? Emerging from a hard-working, Montreal Jewish family, Bluma LEVITT entered the philanthropy world thanks to what she called "indulgence" from her husband, entrepreneur-millionaire Bram APPEL.
In her early adulthood, she tried her hand at so many ventures - women's suit designer, political adviser, investor in theatre projects - that she seemed confident about knocking on any door.
"We've been in her apartment on Hazelton Avenue [in Toronto's Yorkville district] when she's gone to her phone and called the Prime Minister's Office to find out about support for one of our tours," says Marshall Pynkoski, co-artistic director of Opera Atelier.
APPEL was an early supporter of his 22-year-old company, he says, because "she was looking to invest in people and organizations where her money would make a difference, it would make a return. She was very much Bram's wife."
Over the years, she became Opera Atelier's most influential patron, and not just in financial terms: She restructured the board, and shook down other patrons. "From the minute she gave, she felt she could ask other people. She told us, 'You identify givers, then you encircle them.' " Pynkoski did not realize that two weeks ago, when she wrote a $25,000 cheque that wiped out the company's deficit, it would be one of her last acts.
APPEL was a woman of strong opinions. Last December, when Canadian Stage was planning to mount a production of My Name Is Rachel Corrie (a play about the young antiwar protester who was crushed by an Israeli Defence Force bulldozer,) APPEL's was one of the loudest voices warning of the play's potential anti-Israeli effect on public opinion.
Few were surprised when Canadian Stage, whose main venue is the Bluma Appel Theatre, cancelled the production. "She would never fail to tell me if she loved or hated something," says Marty Bragg, the company's artistic producer. "But she was one of us. Her second sentence to me the day I met her was, 'Don't ever forget, Marty, I'm a producer too.' "
Producers are people who put talents and money together, and at this she excelled. She was breakfasting with Friends in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in 2002, Bellows recalls, when the group learned that Willowbank, a stately home built in 1834, faced demolition. American descendants of the owner wanted to save it, but could not get charitable status in Canada.
"Bluma said, 'Give me your cellphone,' " Bellows says. "She called lawyers, and in a week we'd launched American Friends of Canada."
Willowbank was saved, and is now the home of the School of Restoration Arts (the only one in North America), which offers courses in architectural heritage preservation.
A former art student, APPEL was keenly interested in the Ontario College of Art and Design. Two years ago she launched an annual design scholarship. "Her generosity was personal," Ontario College of Art and Design president Sara DIAMOND says. "She came to the students' shows, she was involved. We all thought she'd be around for a long time."
Helen BURSTYN is chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the last board on which APPEL served. "She gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars, but she was careful," BURSTYN says. "She helped by telling people, in effect, 'You'd better not miss this, it's special.' And she was wickedly funny."

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-30 published
CAIRD, Carol Ann Janet (GAULIN) (1944-2007)
Senior Vice President (Retired) Exit Realty International
Carol Ann Janet CAIRD (GAULIN) on Saturday, July 28, 2007, after a lengthy illness and courageous fight, passed peacefully in her hometown of Napanee, Ontario. Carol commenced a successful career in real estate in 1977 and entered business in Kingston, Ontario as owner/operator of C. Caird Real Estate in 1982. Having owned and operated five Re/Max offices in Kingston and area, Carol was named Broker Owner of the Year in 1993. In 1996 Carol joined in the launch of what would become Exit Realty International with extensive operations in Canada and later in the United States. She retired from Exit in 2003. Honoured to be one of the first women invited to be a Rotarian in Canada, Carol has been a constant supporter in Kingston and Napanee areas, being named a Paul Harris Fellow. Carol's chosen charities are World Vision and the Salvation Army. Survived by her spouse Dennis CAIRD, Carol is missed by five children, Dennis Lawrence Jr., of Napanee, Kelly Lynn (the late Garry McLEAN), Mary Beth, David Ross (Suzanne), of Ottawa, Andrew Preston (Josie) of London, England, and five grandchildren, Nicolas, Claudia, Talia, Gabrielle of Ottawa and Lawrence of London, England. Carol is survived by brothers Terry (Helen) of Calgary and Douglas (Roxanne) of Newburgh and predeceased by sister Linda, brothers Dennis and Ricky ROSS. The Caird family would like to express their appreciation to the parishioners of St. Patrick's Church for their continual prayers, the many health care providers and the close family and Friends who provided additional support throughout Carol's spirited fight. Family and Friends will be received at Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Road, Napanee, July 31 from 6-9 p.m. and August 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In celebration of Carol's life, a Funeral Mass will be held on August 2 at St. Patrick's Church, 179 West Street, Napanee, at 11 a.m.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
FARRO, Ethel (formerly ROSS, née WIGDERSON)
On Sunday, August 19, 2007 in Houston, Texas. Ethel FARRO, beloved wife of the late Martin ROSS. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Ken ROSS of Chicago, Illinois, and Robert and Becky ROSS of Houston, Texas. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dora and Cecil NOBLE of London, England, the late Sara and Morris HIRSCH of Chicago, Illinois, and the late Doctor Arthur WIGDERSON of Toronto. Devoted grandmother of Jonathan and Holly ROSS, and Randi ROSS, great-grandmother of Jordan, and Sawyer all of Houston, Texas. A graveside service will be held at Holy Blossom Memorial Park on Friday, August 24, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva 14 York Ridge Road.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-11 published
ROSS, John Turner
John ROSS passed away peacefully on September 8, 2007, after a long illness. Loving husband, father and friend, John was always quick to bring laughs and joy to the many lives he touched. He will be missed. Born in Quebec City on June 12, 1930, he was educated at Bishop's College School and Middlebury College, before he became a teacher at Sedburgh School in Montebello, Québec. John's career in film and television began in 1954 when Bob Lawrence asked him to open a Canadian branch of Robert Lawrence Productions. The same year, John married the love of his life, Rosemary MacKEEN, a beautiful artist from Ottawa. John and Rosemary began a new life in Toronto and raised a family that grew to include four children: John, Wendy, Alison and Shelagh; numerous pets and eventually, seven grandchildren: Jonathan, Alexander, Graham, Andrew, Hanna, Brychan and Ross. John successfully produced hundreds of commercials and several films and television programs in partnership with Muppet creator, Jim Henson and cartoonist, Ben Wicks. In 1979, John entered a new chapter of his career when he helped form Linpar Completion Corp. which then merged with Film Finances. John was also actively involved in film industry politics and many organizations, including Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists. More importantly, John was a family man and he always put his family first. Big in stature and in heart, he was always quick with a joke, relentlessly unselfish and always spoke from the heart. He will also be missed by his brother Robert ROSS and sister Alice AIRD, as well as his extended family of daughter and sons-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of John's life will be held at the York Club on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. at 135 St. George Street, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to an organization that his daughter Shelagh is actively involved in: Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance, 6835 Century Ave. 2nd Floor, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2L2. Make cheques payable to CCHA/CACH or go to www.cchaonline.ca.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-14 published
BAIN, Jean Aileen (née McNAIRN)
Sadly passed away at North York General Hospital in her 82nd year, on Monday September 10th, 2007, after many heroic battles. Jean was predeceased by her son Gordon and sister Aileen ANDERSON. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 58 years Harvey, her daughter Carrie (Michael MANCHEE,) extended family and Friends. Special thanks to Anne ROSS, Judy BROOKS, Barb and Gord KEY, Dr. Greg ANDERSON, Doctor Janice BROWNE and her office team, Doctor Michael KRAWETZ of Bala, the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, North York General Hospital and all the people who helped us find our way. A Memorial service will be held at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Tuesday September 18th, at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to either The Mikey Network (defibrillator placement program), 710 Gordon Baker Rd. Toronto, M2H 3B4 or the Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, M4N 3M5. Following the service there will be a reception held at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club (141 Wilson Ave., East of Avenue Rd.)

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-24 published
KING, Peter
Passed away peacefully, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Ontario, on Saturday, September 22, 2007, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Noreen (née McCARTHY.) Loved father of Stephen (Lisa) of Calgary, David of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Susan ROSS (Graham) of Oakville, Katherine BARBATI (Elio) of Burlington, Geoffrey (Leeanne) of Calgary and Alan (Lisa) of Vancouver. Cherished grandfather of Grace, James, Nichol, Breanne, Andrew, Justin, Alexander, Brody and Lili. Dear brother of Rosemary EDMUNDS (Howard) of Texas and the late Charles, David, Anthony and Kathleen. Thank-you to the nursing staff of 2E and 4E at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital for your loving care. Funeral Mass will take place at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 196 Kenwood Avenue, Burlington, on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at 10 a.m. Private interment. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington (905-632-3333). www.smithsfh.com

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-11 published
PEIRCE, Thomas
Left us on September 25th, 2007 at his home in Barbados. son of Veronica and the late T. Noël PEIRCE and brother of Betty Anne FERGUSON, Dundas, and Richard (Paula) in Toronto. He leaves his wife Andy, daughter Vickie COZIER (Gregory) and sons James (Gail) and Robert (Rosette) along with six adorable grandchildren. Tom lived the majority of his life in his beloved Barbados and is remembered for his many achievements in his work in the Insurance business and his participation in, and contributions to, the sports of cricket and horse racing. Mostly, however, he showed by his own examples the true meaning of love and caring for others. In this, he stood above all others. In the latter part of his life, Tom faced a health crisis which he fought with determination and dignity. He received great help from the cardiac unit at Toronto General Hospital and particularly Doctor Heather ROSS and her team. Should you care to, Tom would have greatly appreciated you signing your organ donation card and donations in his memory can be made to Doctor Ross' Heart Transplant Research at Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation at 416-603-5958.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
RICHMOND, Joy (née BREFF)
Peacefully, after months of a courageous fight against cancer, Joy, at the age of 76, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 10, 2007. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Doris BREFF of New York. Joy was deeply adored by her husband Alec. She is survived by him and by two most loving daughters, Susan of London and Nina (Martin ROSS) of Toronto, as well as two granddaughters, Hannah and Isabel who truly loved their dear grandma. Also survived by sister, Gail, sister-in-law Judy, nieces Sharon ZANE, Caroline GOODMAN and Jill BRANDES and a special cousin, Marilyn RABIN and their families, and many other Friends who have been so kind always and particularly during her illness. Joy was born in New York and soon after graduating from University of Michigan, while on a holiday in the Adirondacks, met her husband to be and within 28 days of that meeting, they were married. Skeptical Friends were sure the match would not last. They were very wrong. It lasted over fifty two years. As soon as she was wed, Joy moved to London and spent the rest of her life enjoying that city. With her high spirits, sense of humanity and delightful sense of humor, she made many, many Friends. She did not sit still. Almost immediately after arriving in Canada, she became involved as an actress with the London Little Theatre and joined various clubs such as Hadassah of which she early became president. She was a devotee of theatre and musicals at London's Grand, and in Toronto, New York, Stratford, Niagara-on-the Lake and on. With Friends she loved playing bridge and Canasta. She also was most enthusiastic about travel and spent time in many countries of the world, both exotic and otherwise. Once her daughters had grown up and flown the coop, she went to work as a travel agent, one who insisted on getting the best for her loyal clients. On her behalf, her family wishes to express deep appreciation to all of the devoted and caring medical staff at Victoria Hospital on Commissioners. Sincere thanks as well to Medical Priorities, Victorian Order of Nurses and Community Care Access Centre. Donations, if any, would be much appreciated by the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral Service will take place at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 3 p.m. and will be conducted by Rabbi Joel WITTSTEIN of Temple Israel. Interment Restmount Cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Joy RICHMOND.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-26 published
ROSS, Arthur Edward
At home, peacefully on October 24, 2007. Leaves his cherished friend Judy Brush. Caring and wise father of David (Heather), Czashka (Gary), Cory and Ali. Grandad will be missed by Jamie and Cam; Ivan, Nick and Peter; Shane and Jil; Robin and Leah. Predeceased by Janet KERR. Born in Kingston, Ontario, Queen's Meds 1949. Formerly of Oakville, Ontario, Guadalajara, Mexico, laterly of San Mateo, California and many places in between. He lived a life of adventure and service. Adios.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-19 published
BUTCHER, Beatrice Eleanor (née CLEMENTS)
We are saddened to announce the death from aortic stenosis of Eleanor BUTCHER at home in Ottawa on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at the age of 95. Daughter of Russell and Alma CLEMENTS of Milton, Ontario. Wife of the late Rev. Dr. Wilfred F. BUTCHER, mother of Elspeth ROSS and husband Christopher, and the late John Clements BUTCHER. Grandmother of Jason and Louis and Jason's wife Monique. Great-grandmother to Dylan. Friend and inspiration to many for her independence, energy and interests. A celebration of her life will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Chamber Music Society or Amnesty International.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
ROGERS, Doreen (née ROSS)
Born October 30, 1919, died peacefully with her daughter at her side on November 22, 2007, at South Granville Lodge in Vancouver. She was predeceased by her husband J. Peter ROGERS and her two sisters, Ann Elise BEATTY and Barbara Audrey McEWEN. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Martha, granddaughter Tracey and grand_son Christopher, also by son Bruce and family. Doe spent her early childhood in Sault Ste. Marie, attended B.S.S. in Toronto and then University of Toronto where she met and married Peter. They lived in Halifax during the war, then back to Ontario where Peter's job took them all over the province. She has lived in Vancouver since the 70's where she enjoyed many of the west coast activities and her clubs. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality and her love of life and will be missed by a great many Friends and relatives. Service will be held at Saint Mary's in Kerrisdale in Vancouver at 11 a.m. on November 27th. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kenneth Gordon School for Dyslexia.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
ROGERS, Doreen (née ROSS)
After a wonderful 88 years Doreen died peacefully in Vancouver on November 22, 2007. Wife of the late Peter ROGERS, Doreen is survived by her daughter Martha KELLAM, her son Bruce ROGERS, her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place in Vancouver on Tuesday November 27.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-28 published
CLARK, T.L. "Lew"
Born Bangor, Maine, died Montreal, Quebec, on November 23, 2007, aged 85 years. Devoted husband of Joan Ross CLARK. Loving father of Ross, Christopher and Jocelyn (Rick BRAND.) Proud grandfather of Katie, Sara, Griffin and Ethan. son of the late Theodore CLARK and Dorothy AYER. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Dorothy and Willem AUER, and of Graham ROSS (Susan.) Much loved uncle and great uncle of many Auer and Ross nieces and nephews. Dear friend since childhood of Henry Humphrey Moulton and Fred Pillsbury, and of their wives Betsy and Bina.
Thanks to the staff of the Griffith McConnell Residence and the Aylmer Must agency for their friendly, cheerful care.
Lew lived a full life: boyhood in New England; education at Milton Academy and Harvard College; service in the South Pacific as an officer in the U.S. Navy; employment with Dewey and Almy in Cambridge and Montreal, with Alcan in Montreal, Ross Cutter in Waltham, and Cambridge again with Harvard University Press; and outdoor pursuits including sailing, cross country skiing and walking. He retired in Montreal, spending time in voluntary activities in the community and learnt to curl at the Royal Montreal Curling Club. Lew's happiest moments were in the company of his family and Friends.
Memorial service Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at 2 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
CONNOLLY Gerard " Gerry" David
Entered into rest suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Friday November 30, 2007 in his 87th year. Gerry was the beloved husband of Caryle SHAUGHNESSY and the late Frances HAMLYN (1988.) Loving father of Father David, James, John Paul and his wife Mary Theresa, Dana JAKOBSEN, Lyle JAKOBSEN and his wife Tammy. Predeceased by his daughter Paula FAIRMAN. Cherished grandpa of Tia, David, Sarah, Erik, Caitlin, Paul, Peter, Avery and Niko. Survived by his son-in-law David FAIRMAN. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters Jack and his wife Murille, Marie and her late husband Frank STRANO, Marguerite, Joan and her late husband Bill ROSS, Kathleen and her husband Paul CAYLEY, Joseph and his wife Gloria, Sheila and her husband Pud JOHNSTON, Bernadette and her husband Ed GREENAN, Bill and his wife Mary and the late Frances and her late husband James MOHER. Friends are invited to call at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Sunday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 40 Russell Street East, Lindsay on Tuesday December 4th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Lindsay. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Monday at 3: 30 p.m. If desired memorial donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 67, Lindsay and visiting comrades are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Monday at 6: 45 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. service.

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ROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-19 published
WRIGHT, Jean McNeece (née MONTGOMERY)
In the presence of family, Jean passed away peacefully with grace, courage and humour on December 15, 2007 in Marriots Cove, Nova Scotia. Born in Sawyerville, Quebec on July 23, 1918, she was a daughter of Richard and Edith MONTGOMERY. She attended Bishop's University and MacDonald College (McGill) graduating in 1942. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Doctor James WRIGHT; sisters, Irene and Frances and brother, Hart MONTGOMERY. She is survived by her daughter, Jill HAMILTON, Halifax; son, Jamie (Connie) WRIGHT, Toronto; granddaughter, Erin (Tim) WRIGHT and great-grandchildren, Leo and Isabella ROSS, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; grand_son, Tim (Tiffany) WRIGHT and great-grand_son, Aidyn WRIGHT, London, United Kingdom. Cremation has taken place, and according to her wishes no service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.

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ROSSY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-24 published
ROSSY, Edmund P. (1928-2007)
Passed away peacefully, at the age of 79 years, after a courageous battle with cancer, on September 22, 2007. Beloved husband of Shirley, loving father of Carol (Peter MALOUF), Alan (Roula ZEENNI) and Joanne. Cherished grandfather of Stephanie, Patrick, Christopher, William and Daniel MALOUF; Michelle, William and Christopher ROSSY; Philip and Eric TABAH. Proud uncle to his many nieces and nephews. son of the late Salim and Katrina, brother to Georgette CHACRA, Michael (Celia SHAMY), Agnes, Edward, Raymond and the late Theo, Walter, Fred and George. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His commitment, sense of duty and generosity was much appreciated through his involvement with his church and its beautification program. He was a past president of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church and a life member of the Order of St. Ignatius. Edmund was a partner of "S. Rossy Inc" and founding partner of "Dollarama" stores. He was highly respected by his employees and associates. Dad will always be remembered for his courage, grace and honour. God bless you Dad. We will cherish you and your legacy forever. The family will receive condolences at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 555 Jean Talon East, Montreal, on Sunday from 7-9 p.m., Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, September 25, 2007 from 10 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church would be greatly appreciated. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Doctor April Shamy, Doctor David Melnychuk, Doctor Barry Stein; oncology nurses Graetha and Kathy and caregiver Mina as well as the lovely palliative care team at the Jewish General Hospital.

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ROSZMANN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-14 published
LONDRY, Clara (née BOYCE)
At Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Clara LONDRY, daughter of the late John and Harriett (TUCK) BOYCE, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Clarence LONDRY in 1971. Loved mother of Patricia and her husband Harvey DINSMORE of Kimberley, Joan and her husband Don ROSZMANN of Penetang, Shirley and her husband Terry MURPHY of Barry's Bay, and William “Bill” LONDRY and his wife Ruth of Red Lake. Sadly missed grandmother and great-grandmother of Dale and Gayle DINSMORE of Woodford and their children Curtis and Jordan, Todd and Donna DINSMORE of Hawkestone and their children Ayla, Jesse and Charlie, Colin and Sharon DINSMORE of Thornbury and their children Claire, Olivia and Cole, Kelly and Dustin SOULLIERE of Amherstberg and their children Nolan and Gavin, Kimberley Ann and Dave QUESNELLE of Penetang and their children Kylie and Matthew, Saundra and Doug COSANTINI of Oakville and their children Madison and Kayla, Richard MURPHY of Red Lake, Kristin MURPHY of Kitchener, Evan and Nichole LONDRY of London and their daughter Madelyn, and Eric and Joelle LONDRY of Revelstoke, British Columbia Predeceased by sisters Edith WILSON, Mabel CROFT, Beatrice McKEE, Florence TURVILLE, Mildred FISHER and Louise SLATER and by brothers Clarence, Calvin, Eddie, Lewis, Russell, Melville and George BOYCE and by Arthur, Cecil and Myrtle in infancy. Dear sister-in-law of Fred TURVILLE of Toronto and Ethel BOYCE of Eugenia and fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street East in Thornbury on Thursday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service officiated by Reverend Canon Ben BURRY will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church in Clarksburg on Friday June 15 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment to follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Errinrung Nursing Home or a charity of choice would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home.

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