SCHENK o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-16 published
CAMPBELL, Joyce W. (née DAVIS)
Joyce CAMPBELL (née DAVIS) in her 90th year, passed away in Newmarket, on November 3, 2007. Beloved wife of the late William Alan CAMPBELL, mother to Alan (Linda) CAMPBELL, Murray (Carole) CAMPBELL, Bonnie (Ross) MASSEY and Bruce CAMPBELL.
Loving sister to Phyllis CAMPBELL, and Maxwell DAVIS, dear sister-in-law of Ruth MacINTOSH; predeceased by sisters Velma SCHENK, Shirley SCHENK and brother Gerald DAVIS. Loving "Granny" to, Glen CAMPBELL, Sherrie McCLINTOCK, Kenneth CAMPBELL, Gordon CAMPBELL, Scott MASSEY, Jason MASSEY, Susan CAMPBELL, Ian CAMPBELL, Sarah CAMPBELL and Tammy AMBROSE. Joyce is survived by 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service, celebrating the life of Joyce W. CAMPBELL will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witness in Mount Forest, Ontario, followed by interment at Maplewood cemetery.

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SCHENKEL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-01 published
MacDONALD, Elda May (née TACKABERRY)
It is with great sadness that we share in the peaceful passing of our dearly beloved mom, grandma, and great-grandma, on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at Saint Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 92. Elda was a resident of Village Manor (St. Jacobs), formerly of Owen Sound and Lion's Head. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth David (1999.) Cherished mother of Mary Jane and Bill SCHENKEL of St. Clements. Devoted grandma of Lisa and Jeff HELDMANN of Waterloo, David SCHENKEL and girlfriend Michelle CALI of Toronto. Cherished great-grandma of Kaitlyn MAY. Survived by her loving sister Beatrice of Mississauga. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John Nathaniel TACKABERRY and Mary Ann TYNDALL; brothers Austin, Clinton, Harvey, Cecil, and Roy. Elda enjoyed creating memories with her family, many church activities, and social gatherings with Friends. Elda's family will receive relatives and Friends on Saturday, December 1, 2007 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Visitation on Sunday, December 2, 2007 at Calvary United Church (48 Hawkesville Rd, St. Jacobs) from 1-1: 45 p.m. followed by a celebration of Elda's life at 2 p.m. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 1 p.m. In memory of Elda, donations to Division Street United Church Owen Sound would be appreciated (donations can be made directly by calling the church office, 519-376-3890). Special thanks to the Emergency and 5th floor staff at Saint Mary's, Doctor SIMPSON and the Woolwich Health Centre, Dr. MOSES and the Union Wellness Centre, Debbie, staff and Friends at The Village Manor and the many loving church family and Friends. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Elda's memorial.

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SCHERER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-30 published
CURRIER, Ralph
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer over the past year, at the Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton, on Thursday, July 26th, 2007, at the age of 50 years, Ralph CURRIER of Port Elgin. son of June CURRIER of Chatham and formerly of North Bay. Brother to Judy Currier DAVIS and her husband Brad DAVIS of Chatham, and Barbara and her husband Paul ARSENEAU of Magna, Utah. Ralph is also survived by his stepsister Kathy STRAKA and her husband John and their family, by three adoring nieces Candice ARSENEAU of Atlanta, Georgia, Jessica ARSENEAU and her fiancé Jereme SCHERER aboard U.S.S. Frank Cable in Guam, and Allison DAVIS of Chatham, and by one adoring adopted niece Melissa McCUTCHEON of London. Ralph is predeceased by his father, Angus E. CURRIER. He will be fondly remembered by uncles, aunts, and many cousins, and by his many Friends. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores), from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 30th. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Margaret GREENHOW officiating. Memorial contributions to the Palliative Care Service of the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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SCHEUERMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-28 published
SCHEUERMAN, M. Lois (formerly CLARK, née WILSON)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday December 24, 2007. In her 72nd year, M. Lois SCHEUERMAN (née WILSON,) the loving wife of Samuel A. SCHEUERMAN and the late Robert CLARK. Loving mother of Brenda WILSON and her husband Gerald HARVEY, Bobby CLARK and his wife Kathy, Brad CLARK and his wife Sue, Steve CLARK, Michael and his wife Jane, and Sam SCHEUERMAN and his wife Margaret STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Loved grandmother of fourteen and twelve great-grandchildren. Dear mother-in-law of Edith (Mrs. Gordon CLARK.) Dear sister of Howard and his wife Kris, and Doreen and her husband Kenneth MERVYN. Predeceased by her son Gordon CLARK and her parents William WILSON and his wife Viola. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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SCHIKOWSKY 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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SCHILDROTH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-19 published
WILTON, Anne Eleanor (formerly FOSTER, née MUNRO)
At Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Sunday, June 17th, 2007 at the age of 92 years, the former Anne MUNRO, formerly of Chesley and Paisley. Wife of the late Kenzie FOSTER and the late Eric WILTON. Sister of Aurie SCHILDROTH of Walkerton. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters Janet HETTRICK, Florence FARROW, and by her brothers Hugh and Herb MUNRO. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. South, Paisley from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20th, 2007. Funeral service to be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Judy ZARUBICK officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial contributions to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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SCHILDT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
SCHILDT, Melanie
Melanie, our daughter who was in an automobile accident Friday October 5, 2001 and passed away Saturday October 6, 2001, Thanksgiving weekend.
Now that you're gone
We don't know what to do
When it was God's time to take someone
We never dreamed it would be you
We have cried since that day we lost you
And still our tears have not dried
if our love could have saved you
You would never have died
All we could feel when we lost you was pain
We lost so much when we lost you
We lost our only daughter, our best friend, part of our life
Our dreams of the future, you having a baby and being someone's wife
We will never forget all the time we spent, all the places we went, all the memories we made. All the love we shared
We know you're watching down on us
We feel it in our hearts
We know they'll come a day when we will hold your hand, brush your long blonde hair off your beautiful face, kiss your lips and finally understand God's plan.
Until that day our sweet Mel, remember the words we say every night before we close our eyes&hellip
"Good night Mellie, we love you, we miss you and we will see you again."
- Love Mom and Dad
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SCHILDT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
SCHILDT, Melanie
My sister Melanie left this world October 6, 2001, not a day goes by that I do not think of her.
Somewhere in my dreams tonight
I'll see you standing there
"You'll look at me with a smile,
life isn't always fair ".
You say you were chosen for His garden
His preciously hand-picked bouquet
"God really needed me, that's why I couldn't stay"
It's said to be that angels
Are sent from above
I've always had my angel
My sister Melanie whose heart
was always filled with love
Wherever the ocean meets the sky
There will be memories of you and I
When I lookup at the sky so blue
All I see are visions of you
"While there's a heart in me, you'll always be a part of me
I will spend the rest of my life learning how to say good-bye.
- Love you forever, Adam
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SCHILDT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
SCHILDT, Melanie (August 5, 1986 to October 6, 2001)
We feel you in the morning
When at first we awake
Your thought is with us
With each decision we make
We'd been around forever
Since the first breath you took
Now we have to go on alone
But for love, we need not look
Cause by what you bestowed
In our short time together
Will last in our hearts
Forever and ever
Although you've left
And now walk above
We're never alone
We're wrapped in your love
Enjoy now your long waited reward
Feel peace that your love continues on
What was taught to us, will be taught to ours
Cause you live on in us even after you've gone.
- Missing you everyday "spaghetti", love you "Mel-B", thinking of you with much love, Uncle Buck (Ken) and Aunt B (Brenda)
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SCHILDT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
SCHILDT, Melanie
(August 5, 1986-October 6, 2001)
Something so hard goes straight to the soul
it seems impossible to get over
and my heart is left with a big hole.
I'm trying to be happy, wearing a smile
but I'm dying inside.
The world seems to be fading,
and I just want to run and hide.
Everywhere I go I see your face,
and I realize how much I miss you
and on the day you died
a piece of me died too.
- Miss you, cousin… with much love, "Slim" - Nicole.
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SCHILDT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
SCHILDT, Melanie (August 5, 1986-October 6, 2001)
My guardian angel, once careless and free,
flew into the clouds and lost touch with me.
Her tears were cold and wet, falling on my face
her smile had left us without a trace.
Her angelic lips quivered, frozen and scared,
I felt rain clouds visiting and had to prepare.
I knew that angels, often content, were very special presents that God had sent.
To see one so sad,
so afraid,
so alone,
had made me weep while the cold
winds had blown.
Her wings lost feathers, comforting and soft, falling from the stars, floating aloft,
Her pain was felt throughout the land,
to feel true misery is impossible to stand
I prayed so that when her hurting stops,
I'll be able to taste the angel's teardrops.
- Miss you, Mellie. Much love, Eric.
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SCHILDT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
SCHILDT, Melanie (August 5, 1986-October 6, 2001)
Sitting here thinking about you,
I hear you call my name.
As I turn to see who's calling me
I see no one, only hear your voice.
I glance across the room,
To see if anyone else hears it too.
But no one seems to notice the look on my face.
I miss you so much,
I keep telling you,
But you don't seem to hear me.
Still you're calling out my name, only louder,
As the tears rolled down my face,
I glance around the room,
And see you amongst my family and Friends
The look on your face says you're peaceful now.
I realize it was time to let you go
Although I will always love and miss you.
I turn my head to see if anyone notices you.
Then I turn back, and you're gone.
I hear you, so very gently say,
"I love you," "Good-Bye!"
"Bye, "I said&hellip
- Miss you, Mel. Love always, Lisa
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SCHILDT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
SCHILDT, Melanie
In memory of our granddaughter Melanie, who left this world too soon on October 6, 2001.
This day is sadly remembered and quietly kept.
No words are needed, we could never forget
In our hearts you will always stay,
Loved and remembered each and every day.
Life must go on, we know this is true,
But it is not the same since we lost you.
- Never forgotten and always remembered with love, Nanny and Poppa Carney.
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SCHILLEMORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-12 published
HENDERSON, Eleanor Gladys (TURNER)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Thursday, January 11, 2007, Eleanor Gladys (TURNER) HENDERSON, age 77, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Mississauga. Beloved wife of Melvin "Mel" B. HENDERSON. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Deborah and Bernie SCHILLEMORE of Grand Bend, Wayne and Sandra HENDERSON of London, Blake HENDERSON and his wife Michelle FLAHERTY of Chelsea, Quebec. Loving grandmother of Tracy and Stewart MORTON, Dennis SCHILLEMORE, Derek HENDERSON, Chloe HENDERSON, Olivia HENDERSON and great-grandmother of Beck MORTON. Dear sister of Marion CALLAGHAN of Kincardine. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. Tracey WHITSON- BAHRO officiating. Interment later at Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lung Association would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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SCHILLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-05 published
Crash victims cling to life
Five people die in crashes in a devastating weekend on Southwestern Ontario roads.
By Kelly PEDRO, Sun Media, Tues., June 5, 2007
Two people were clinging to life in a London hospital yesterday after a deadly weekend on Southwestern Ontario roads claimed five lives.
The weekend deaths were among 11 lives lost on area roads in the past 17 days.
"It's been a very devastating weekend for the officers investigating the crashes, as well as the families left behind to deal with the tragedies," said Western Region Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Dave Rektor.
"The worst part is, it's all preventable."
In the most recent death, a 44-year-old London man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a pickup truck near Saint Marys.
The pickup was travelling south on the 15th Line when it collided in the intersection with the motorcycle travelling west on Zorra Road 92 about 6 p.m. Sunday, said Oxford Ontario Provincial Police.
The intersection is controlled by stop signs on the 15th Line, police said. Roads were dry and clear at the time.
Other weekend deaths:
- Joel SCHILLER, 55, of Tecumseh died after the all-terrain vehicle dune buggy he was driving on Northville Road south of Port Franks, rolled into a ditch Sunday afternoon. SCHILLER suffered fatal head injuries. Ontario Provincial Police are investigating.
- April JILLSON, 22, of Corunna and Jennifer SEABROOK, 33, of London, were killed after the car they were in collided with another vehicle at Littlewood Drive and Carriage Road Friday afternoon. JILLSON and SEABROOK were travelling west on Littlewood, south of London at the time. The intersection is controlled by stop signs on Littlewood, Ontario Provincial Police said.
- Three hours later, Judy Mae ABRAM, 51, of Muncey died after the car she was driving failed to stop for a stop sign on Jubilee Drive and Muncey Road and collided with an embankment. Two passengers, Marie GROSBECK, 47, and Morgan WILLIAMS, 23, also of Muncey, were in critical condition in a London hospital yesterday.
Though the Ontario Provincial Police have increased visibility and public education efforts, the safe-driving message seems to be falling on deaf ears, Rektor said.
"Unless the public buys into this message that they need to change their driving, then they could be next," he said.
"If people felt that way, they might reconsider the way they're driving every day."

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SCHILLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
'Ambassador of the saxophone' was a champion of his own virtuosity
Musician who fell in love with the sax as a boy probably performed more music for the instrument than anyone in history, writes Sandra MARTIN. He was also a tireless and polished self-promoter who even invented a fictional front man to ensure concert bookings
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
The man and his instrument. During his 50-year career as a professional musician, Paul BRODIE, "the ambassador of the saxophone," probably played more concerts, recorded more albums, toured more countries and taught more private students than any classical saxophonist of his or any other day. He was the champion not only of his own virtuosity as a player, but of the saxophone as a musical instrument.
The saxophone, invented by Belgian Adolphe Sax in Paris in the 1840s, is a hybrid that combines the volume and carrying power of brass with the intricate key work and technical finesse of woodwinds. Although some modern classical composers have written for the saxophone, it is still mainly played in military and blues bands and jazz combos. Mr. BRODIE tried to change that.
"He was a master promoter and the saxophone needed someone like Paul, because as an instrument, it was invented late in the history of music, so it was shut out of orchestral circles," said his former student, concert saxophonist and composer Daniel Rubinoff "The great composers had already established the orchestra and composers in Europe didn't really want to take a chance on this latecomer.
Mr. BRODIE was the first person to teach saxophone at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He was not himself a composer, but he persuaded composers such as Srul Irving Glick, John Weinzweig, Bruce Mather and Violet Archer to write daunting music for the saxophone. In his quest to promote the saxophone he co-founded the World Saxophone Congress with Eugene Rousseau in Chicago in 1969 to bring players, critics, composers and audiences together in a different city every four years.
"He built a career for himself. He was an incredible worker, he believed in himself totally and he never looked back," said Jean-Guy BRAULT, a flutist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra for more than 30 years. "He was an icon in the saxophone world - in the classical sense, but he also taught many jazz saxophonists," said Mr. BRAULT. "He changed my life. He opened my eyes to so many things - the realities of the professional music world," he said. "I owe a lot to him."
Paul (Zion) BRODIE was born in Montreal in the bitterest depths of the Depression, the younger son of Sam and Florence (née SCHILLER.) When Paul was 10 months old, his father, who ran a dry goods store, moved his family to the north end of Winnipeg, where he found work selling radios in an appliance store. The family moved again when Paul was 11, to Regina in neighbouring Saskatchewan.
He went to Strathcona School, sang in the junior choir at synagogue and played the clarinet in the Regina Lions Junior Band. In high school, the only subject that interested him was music. Sick in bed with a cold one day in Grade 10, he heard Freddie Gardner play I'm in the Mood for Love on the saxophone.
He was besotted with the sound and immediately decided to switch instruments. Goodbye clarinet. Hello saxophone.
He earned money to buy a saxophone working at a local deli, but he couldn't find a woodwind teacher and so transferred what he knew about playing the clarinet to the saxophone.
After graduating from high school in 1952, he packed his sax and his clarinet and headed to Winnipeg where he entered United College, but failed miserably in a pre-law program. With support from his high-school music teacher, he was accepted the following year at the University of Michigan, where Larry Teal taught the saxophone.
In one of his first classes in the history of music he heard a recording of French classical saxophone virtuoso Marcel Mule playing the alto sax. His ambitions changed; whereas he once hoped to be good enough to play in a band led by a musician of the calibre of Tommy Dorsey or Les Brown, he now considered the possibilities of becoming a classical saxophonist.
He joined the university band under conductor William Revelli and played the bass saxophone when they performed in Carnegie Hall in April, 1954. He also formed a dance combo called The Stardusters, which helped earn tuition money and taught him a great deal about the business of promoting and organizing a group.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in performance in December, 1957, he went to Paris to study with maestro Marcel Mule. Back in Canada, he moved to Toronto and looked for a job teaching saxophone.
"The Royal Conservatory of Music is now in its 72nd year and we have never allowed a saxophone in the building," protested Ettore MAZZOLINI, director of the Royal Conservatory of Music, but the ever-persuasive Mr. BRODIE succeeded in getting an audition and played so well he broke the embargo. He was a woodwinds instructor from 1959 to 1960. Soon, he was also playing on an occasional basis for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and doing regional tours with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, first with pianist George Brough and then with Colombe Pelletier as his accompanist.
Late in November, 1959, a musician friend introduced Mr. BRODIE to Rima GOODMAN, a modern dancer (and later a fibre artist) who worked in New York, but whose parents lived in Toronto. They were married on March 13, 1960. Their daughter, Claire, was born in October, 1964.
Mr. BRODIE made his debut as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at a Sunday afternoon concert on December 27, 1959, with Walter SUSKIND conducting and his New York debut at the Town Hall on November 18, 1960, with George Brough accompanying him on the piano and Mrs. BRODIE turning pages.
There were only about 45 people in the audience, but one of them was Raymond Erickson, the music critic for The New York Times. "Mr. BRODIE's skill made everything he played sound fluent and easy although the music was studded with technical difficulties&hellip producing a lovely soft tone when he wanted to… in his splendidly vital performance," he wrote. A jubilant Mr. BRODIE phoned the Canadian Wire Service and begged them to pick up Mr. Erickson's review, which they obligingly did, flashing the news about the Canadian native's success in the Big Apple. Mr. BRODIE carried that tattered clipping in his wallet for the rest of his life.
Because two performance careers in one family meant too much travelling for a couple that wanted to stay together, the BRODIEs decided to make their base in Toronto. There, they established the Brodie School of Music and Modern Dance early in 1961 in a former furniture store. The dance studio was on the ground floor, six music studios were in the basement and the second floor had two apartments. They lived in one and turned the other into an additional five music studios.
One of his first students was Jean-Guy BRAULT, who had played saxophone for fun while studying philosophy at university. He studied saxophone, clarinet and flute for about two years and then began teaching in the Brodie school before taking a master's degree at the University of Michigan with Mr. BRODIE's old teacher, Larry Teal. "He was a fantastic teacher," Mr. BRAULT said of his mentor, describing Mr. BRODIE as "encouraging and never flinching."
When the National Arts Centre was looking for players for its new orchestra in 1969, Mr. BRAULT auditioned and got a job as second flutist. He played with the orchestra for more than 30 years, retiring in 2002 after a concert with jazz singer Cleo Laine and her saxophonist husband, John Dankworth
The BRODIEs ran their school for nearly 20 years, employing about 20 music and dance teachers, and training about 650 students a season - among them Willem Moolenbeek, Lawrence Sereda, Robert Pusching, John Price and Robert Bauer. Mr. BRODIE also taught woodwinds at the University of Toronto from 1968 to 1973 and formed a quartet in 1972 to showcase his own playing and the work of a revolving group of three students. The Paul Brodie Saxophone Quartet played at the World Saxophone Congress in London in 1976 and in the 1981 film Circle of Two.
Never a slouch when it came to self-promotion, the canny Mr. BRODIE invented a fictitious character, Ronald Joy, to serve as his front man in booking concerts. After printing business cards and letterhead, the BRODIEs and some of their students stuffed envelopes and sent them to more than 5,000 concert sponsors throughout North America. When potential sponsors called the school asking for Mr. Joy, the call would be put through to Mr. BRODIE who would lower his voice by a couple of octaves and start bargaining performance fees, hotel rates and dates. Mr. Joy booked nearly 800 concerts for his "client" in the next two decades and also promoted Mrs. BRODIE's career as a sculptor and fibre artist.
Mr. BRODIE was playing his saxophone in his music studio one day in 1978, when the phone rang. The caller was actor Warren Beatty, casually inquiring if he could use a recording of Mr. BRODIE playing the saxophone in Heaven Can Wait, his movie about a football player who also plays the soprano sax. An amateur saxophonist, Mr. Beatty believed that Mr. BRODIE's recording of the fourth movement from Handel's Sonata No. 3 would be perfect background music for the scene in which Mr. Beatty's character plays football with his servants.
After agreeing on terms, Mr. BRODIE put his promotional skills to work. Before long "the Canadian media somehow got the idea that a Canadian saxophonist was being featured throughout the film," according to the account that Mr. BRODIE related in his autobiography, Ambassador of the Saxophone. When Heaven Can Wait was nominated for several academy awards, the BRODIEs and Claire (then 13) flew to Los Angeles, where Mr. BRODIE sent 250 postcards pumping his connection with the film To Canadian media and arranged to do a live telephone interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television the day after the ceremonies.
The following year, the BRODIEs closed down their school and the quartet. The lease was up, he was in "phone ringing-off-the-hook" demand after the release of Heaven Can Wait and she was "wildly busy" with commissions for her work as a fibre artist. He never stopped teaching, however, either privately in a smaller studio or at York University, where he taught from 1982 until the late 1990s.
Concert saxophonist and composer Daniel Rubinoff was one of his last students. "I needed a mentor and I found one," he said in a telephone interview. After studying in Europe, he worked with Mr. BRODIE for 18 months beginning in 1995 and won the gold medal at the Royal Conservatory for the ARCT exams in 1997.
"One of the things about Paul's legacy is that he realized that you had to practice the saxophone to become as good a performer as you could possibly be, but you also had to be a tireless promoter," Mr. Rubinoff said. "He was a wonderful business person and he passed that on to people like me." How to have a career as a concert saxophonist, how to talk to an audience, how to be tough about criticism, how to cold call a concert promoter and how to set up a teaching studio, were among the synergistic "life lessons" that Mr. Rubinoff learned from Mr. BRODIE.
About seven years ago, Mr. BRODIE, who was suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, developed an aortic dissection - a tear in the walls of the aorta which is frequently fatal. "Miraculously" without surgery "his body glued itself back together," according to Mr. BRODIE's daughter, Claire. "The last seven years were a gift."
Earlier this fall, a Magnetic Resonance Image revealed an enormous aneurysm in Mr. BRODIE's aorta. Mr. BRODIE asked if he had time to make a CD of favourite pieces with harpist Erica GOODMAN before undergoing surgery. (The CD, which was recorded at Grace Church on the Hill in Toronto, will be released shortly.) On Monday morning Mr. BRODIE was wheeled into surgery, but three-quarters of the way through the long operation, his heart gave out.
Paul Zion BRODIE, O.C., was born in Montreal on April 10, 1934. He died during heart surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital on November 19, 2007. He was 73. Predeceased by his parents, he leaves his wife, Rima, his daughter Claire and an older brother.

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SCHIMMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-31 published
LEWIS, Richard
On Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at Princess Margaret Hospital. Richard LEWIS, loving husband of Jan SILVERMAN. Devoted father of Mara and Jesse. Dear son of Lil and Bernie LEWIS. A cherished friend and long time community pharmacist who will be missed by all who knew him. Special love and thanks to the exceptional nurses and staff of 14A and to Doctor ANNA and Doctor SCHIMMER. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Congregation Darchei Noam section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 10 Elm Ridge Drive. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Darchei Noam, 416-638-4783 or Princess Margaret Hospital Leukemia Research Foundation, 416-946-6560 or to Friends of Killarney Park, 1-705-287-2800.

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SCHIMMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
RUBINOFF, Sarah Ida
It is with deep sorrow that the Rubinoff family announces that Ida Sarah RUBINOFF passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Toronto General Hospital on Friday, June 22, 2007. She was 71. Ida was the quintessential lover of life and always up for the next adventure. Her boundless capacity to love and her wisdom, humour and enthusiasm will be forever missed by her husband, Phillip, her children Marci (Dave WIFFEN) and Adam (Shanna ROSEN,) her two young grandchildren Zachary and Eli, her sister Claire (Martin BINSTOCK) and her family and many, many Friends. She touched so many lives and all of those lucky enough to have known her will treasure her memory always. Even a leukemia diagnosis almost three year ago could not dampen her spirit and she continued to love and live her life to its fullest. The family would like to extend our profound appreciation to Doctor Aaron SCHIMMER and the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital, the nurses and doctors of the Toronto General Hospital Multiple Sclerosis/Intensive Care Unit unit and her special caregivers, Deb, Paulette, and Sheila, whose outstanding care provided great comfort to Ida and therefore to her family as well. A funeral service was held on Sunday, June 24, 2007. Shiva will be observed at 7 Berkindale Drive until Friday, June 29th, with evening service only. The family asks that donations in Ida's memory be directed to the Ida Rubinoff Patient Support Fund at the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation at 416-946-6560.

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SCHIMMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
DRYDEN, Ernest Lorne " Ernie"
On October 4th, 2007, Ernie passed away in his 77th year after a courageous battle with leukemia. Greatly missed by his wife and friend Janet (née CORNWALL) of 51 years. Devoted Dad to Stephen, John, Heather, and Sharon. Father-in-law to Kathleen DRYDEN and Peter MILLER. Special Granddad to Charlotte and Caroline MILLER and Kaitlin and Emily DRYDEN. Ernie was born and raised in Leaside. He graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto and went on to spend 34 years with the Steel Company of Canada. In 1989 Ernie and Janet moved to Horseshoe Valley where they enjoyed a happy and active retirement. Special thanks to Doctor Aaron SCHIMMER, Dr. Ken PECKHAM, and the compassionate nurses who took care of him at Princess Margaret Hospital. The family would also like to thank Amchi Kunga CHODAK who brought Ernie peace, comfort, and "big hope" in his last few weeks. 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, October 10th. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday October 11th at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital, the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of Canada, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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SCHIMMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-10 published
DRYDEN, Ernest Lorne " Ernie"
On October 4th, 2007, Ernie passed away in his 77th year after a courageous battle with leukemia. Greatly missed by his wife and friend Janet (née CORNWALL) of 51 years. Devoted Dad to Stephen, John, Heather, and Sharon. Father-in-law to Kathleen DRYDEN and Peter MILLER. Special Granddad to Charlotte and Caroline MILLER and Kaitlin and Emily DRYDEN. Ernie was born and raised in Leaside. He graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto and went on to spend 34 years with the Steel Company of Canada. In 1989 Ernie and Janet moved to Horseshoe Valley where they enjoyed a happy and active retirement. Special thanks to Doctor Aaron SCHIMMER, Dr. Ken PECKHAM, and the compassionate nurses who took care of him at Princess Margaret Hospital. The family would also like to thank Amchi Kunga CHODAK who brought Ernie peace, comfort, and 'big hope' in his last few weeks. 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, October 10th. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday October 11th at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital, the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of Canada, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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SCHINKE o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-08-03 published
KAUK, Artur
Artur KAUK, of R.R.#1 Elmwood, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Saturday, July 28, 2007. He was 70.
Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Jacob and Wilhelmine (née SCHAPPERT) KAUK. Artur was a member of the Hanover Legion.
Survived by his sons Perry (Norma) KAUK of Wawa, Tyson (Tami) KAUK of Walkerton, daughter Tania KAUK of Walkerton, grandchildren Tyla KAUK and Teghan KAUK. Also survived by brother Otto (Waltraut) KAUK of Kitchener, sisters Renate (Hartmut) SCHINKE of Orillia and Anita (Adolfe) MIELKE of Trenton. Predeceased by his wife Barbel KAUK.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Monday from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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SCHLDT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
SCHLDT, Melanie
Melanie, who left us too soon at the age of 15.
Missing Her Always
You Are Special
"Special" is a word that is used to describe something one-of-a-kind like a hug or a sunset or a person who spreads love with a smile or kind gesture.
"Special" describes people who act from the heart and keep in mind the hearts of others.
"Special" applies to something that is admired and precious and which can never be replaced.
"Special" is what you are Melanie and no one can take your place.
- Love your brother Andrew, Megan, Austin and Noah.
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SCHLECHTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-05-29 published
WEISGERBER, Anthony Peter
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Monday, May 28th, 2007 at the age of 84 years, Tony WEISGERBER of Port Elgin and formerly of Windsor. Husband of the former Elizabeth SCHLECHTER. Father of Alan and his wife Sandy of Keswick, and Tony and his wife Pam of Port Elgin. Grandfather of Lisa, Lacey, Matt, Joey and Alex. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary REINHART of Saskatchewan, Maggie GAETZ of Windsor, Katie and her husband Felix ZACHER of Windsor, Eileen and her husband Victor KRESS of Kenora, and Teresa BEYER of Michigan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister Frances REINHART and by his brothers Chris, Michael, and Joe. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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SCHLEGEL o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-08-03 published
SCHLEGEL, Elmer
Elmer SCHLEGEL of Owen Sound, formerly of Hanover, passed away at Pinecrest Nursing Home, Lucknow on Saturday, July 28, 2007. He was 74. Born in Normanby Township, he was the son of the late Edward and Alma (née TIMM) SCHLEGEL.
Survived by his brother Irvin and his wife Mary SCHLEGEL of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his wife Marion (Bolton) SLEIGHTOLM and brother Harold SCHLEGEL.
Visitation was held at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 11 a.m. at First St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hanover. Rev. Kurt LANTZ officiated. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or First St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hanover were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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SCHLEGEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-20 published
SCHLEGEL, Don
Dear Friends,
The time has come for us to say goodbye to Don SCHLEGEL. As husband, father, brother and friend, educator with the Waterloo Catholic School Board, athlete, sportsman, horse-lover, investor and entrepreneur, he lived life to its fullest. We ask you to join us on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener 519-749-8467. A memorial service will take place that evening at 7: 30 p.m. For 25 years, he was supported by great medical people. It is Don's wish that donations be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Saint Mary's Hospital, Palliative Care and Grand River Hospital Cancer Centre, so that these hospitals may continue to give exceptional care to the sick and their loved ones (cards available at the funeral home).
He always took lemons and made lemonade. He fought the fight and has found peace.
Mary Jane, Dawn Marie and Jonathan SCHLEGEL
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Don's memorial.

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SCHLIESSLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
LOVENUIK, STEVE
Pa, a master builder of family, Friendships, and structures, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Steve's passion for living life fully and sharing that passion made him unforgettable to all that he met. He was a positive force in many lives, especially his family of 8 children, 17 grandchildren, and to Dorothy, his loving wife of 51 years. Steve is survived by Dorothy; children and grandchildren, Jeff (Cheryl), Anna, Calvin LOVENUIK of Calgary, Laurie (Perry,) Kyle, Kurtis, Michael NISHIYAMA of Edmonton, Donna (John,) Alyson, Veronica, Paula ROONEY of Calgary, Pat (Dale,) Kara, Ben, Mallory KNELLER of Durango, Colorado, Stephen LOVENUIK of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Mary (Gord,) Krysia, Ross, Reid FERGUSON of Calgary, Margaret (Joe) Sofia SCHLIESSLER of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Monica (Dave,) Declan, Brendan GAINER of Redmond, Washington; sisters, Mary (Joe) HOOVER, Elise (Chris) DEMUYNCK, Margaret GELINAS, and brother Al (Heather) LOVENUIK. Steve was born in Smoky Lake in 1934, the son of Anna and Nicholas LOVENUIK. He grew up in Coal Valley. Steve was respected as an owner of a successful construction business in Edmonton. Over many years he was responsible for the construction of several hundred buildings in the area. Steve was forever working to help those he loved. Throughout his life he was always aware of the needs of his growing family and made everyone happy. He gave us a great sense of family that we all possess now - that legacy lives on. He loved to see his family gathered around the dining room table for a feast prepared by Dorothy and to hold everyone captive until he recited his Italian, or Polish, or Latin version of Grace. Like Louis Armstrong sang, Steve lived in 'A Wonderful World'. We will miss him at track meets, recitals, athletic races, golf games, ski hills, volleyball games, dance competitions and soccer games. He was an avid spectator and Number One Fan of his children and his grandchildren's endeavors. We would like to thank Doctor Helen Hays for her kind and caring support and efforts to help make Pa comfortable in his final week. Prayers on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 7: 00 p.m., Hainstock's Funeral Home 9810-34th Ave, Edmonton. Funeral Services on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m., Saint Thomas More Catholic Parish, 210 Haddow Close (23rd avenue and Terwillegar Drive), with interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Edmonton. Hainstock's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.

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SCHLITT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-10 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Amy Margaret (née HARNESS)
Peacefully at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton on Saturday, December 8, 2007. In her 97th year, Amy Margaret LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (née HARNESS,) beloved wife of the late Alexander LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Loving mother of Marilyn and her husband Murray SCHLITT and the late Arthur. Loving grandmother of Catherine SCHLITT, David SCHLITT, Andrew SCHLITT, Bruce SCHLITT and his wife Maisie, Margaret McAULAY and Michael STRIMAS. Great-grandmother of Nathan SCHLITT, Allison and Craig McAULAY. Fondly remembered by Dona and her husband Frank STRIMAS and their family. Dear sister of Irwin HARNESS and his wife Mary. Sister-in-law of Naomi (Mrs. Bruce LOW/LOWE/LOUGH.) Predeceased by her son Arthur LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, her sister Mary SNELL and her brothers Delbert, Arthur and Exeley. A private family service will be held at a later date. Rev. Cathy HIRD officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Juvenile Diabetes would be appreciated by the family.

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SCHMELTZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
SCHMELTZ, Gordon Eugene " Gene"
At his residence on Friday, January 12, 2007. "Gene" Gordon Eugene SCHMELTZ of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer in his 83rd year. Dear father of Larry SCHMELTZ and wife Linda of Aylmer, Linda HANEY and husband Wayne of Aylmer, Carol ARCHER and husband Chuck of Richmond and Gale ROBERTS and husband Don of Eden. Good friend of Eva Mildred "Millie" COWAN. Loving grandfather of Wendy RIVAIT, Mike SCHMELTZ, Terri HANEY, Clint and Jodi ARCHER, Ryan and Nicole ROBERTS. Great-grandfather of Robin and Trevor RIVAIT, Megan SCHMELTZ, Tasha COUTURE, Kaylee ROBERTS, Brett HANEY. Predeceased by his wife Treva (WARD) JOHNSON (1981,) a brother Norman SCHMELTZ, a sister Myrtle SCHMELTZ and a great-grand_son Draydon ARCHER- THIESEN (2003). Born in Aldborough Township on November 4, 1924 son of the late Frederick and Betsy (WHIGHTMAN) SCHMELTZ. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-5 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Straffordville Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-10 published
HUDSON, Mina Eliza Jane
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Collingwood Nursing Home, on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Burton. Loving mother of Carol (Glenn) WEBER of Kimberley, Connie (Pat) SIMONE of Scarborough, Myrna SCHMIDT (Lloyd DAVIS) of California and Grant (Roxane) of Dunedin. Loving grandmother of Darlene (Richard), Valerie, Matthew, Gavin, Jennifer, Chad, Dustin, Sarah, Samantha, Bradley and great-grandmother of Daniel (Ashleigh.) Sister of Muriel (Ian) SHAW and Sheila (Don) DONER. Funeral service was held at Feversham Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2007. Burial at Feversham Cemetery. Donations made to Feversham Presbyterian Church or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. www.chattersonlongfuneralhome.com.
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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-12 published
COUTU, Ellen Amy (née BARFOOT)
At Georgian Heights Nursing Home, on Wednesday July 11th, 2007, Ellen COUTU (née BARFOOT) in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband Clifford CARSON. Sadly missed by her children Harold CARSON and his wife Pat of Owen Sound, Sharon BAUER and her husband Rudy of Preston, and Doug CARSON and his wife Helen of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by grandchildren Kathy (Jack) GIBBONS, Ryan CARSON, Delynne (Jeff) BAUER, Scott BAUER, Mark (Pam) CARSON, and Sheryl (Greg) KLERKS. Also missed by seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Irving. Predeceased by daughters Helen and Marilyn, and grand_son Brian. Also predeceased by sisters Viola, Winifred, Florence, Hattie, her brother Arthur, and by husbands Glenn PATTERSON and Victor COUTU. Ellen was a long time member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and of the Rebecca Lodge. Friends are invited to Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday July 13th, at 11 o'clock with visiting 1 hour prior to service. Reverend Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. A Legion Ladies Auxiliary service will be held Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-29 published
RIDDELL, Ester Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (née McGREGOR)
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Services in Owen Sound, on Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Ester Mary Elizabeth (Betty) RIDDELL (née McGREGOR,) of Owen Sound, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Arnold RIDDELL. Loving mother of Linda Marie CLARKE, of Dorchester, Donald (Betty Anne) RIDDELL, of Sauble Beach, Gayle Yvonne (Ray) GLEADALL, of Hamilton, Betty-Jean (Eldon) SILVERTHORN, of Owen Sound, Louise (Lui) DELISIO, of St. Catherines, Lorelei (Dan) LAXTON, of Chatsworth. Proud grandmother of Jennifer (Jason), Scott (Jacquie), Kathleen, Tina (Allistair), Jessica, Sarah (Radek), Tonya (Stacey), Tracy (Michael), Keith (Rhoda), Jason, Steven (Charlotte), Elizabeth-Ann, Michael, Amanda, Bill, Missy, and great-grandmother of Hayden, Raina, Dylan, and Wesley. Survived by her brother-in-law George KIDDLE, and sisters-in-law Alice (Wally) PETERS, Bonnie “Betty” RIDDELL, and Jean RIDDELL. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Margaret KIDDLE, her infant sister Jessie RIDDELL, and her son-in-law David CLARKE. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service for Betty RIDDELL will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 31st, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Center Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or Heart and Stroke Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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SCHMIDT 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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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-10 published
ROSENBLATH, Lucille Elaine (née NEWMAN)
At the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound on Monday October 8, 2007. Lucille ROSENBLATH (née NEWMAN) of Southampton in her 67th year. Beloved wife of the late George ROSENBLATH. Loving mother of Debbie and her husband Chris WYMAN of Kitchener, Arlene FLEET of Kitchener, James “Rusty” FLEET of Winnipeg and Lorrie and her husband Bobby MASTERSON of Southampton. Dear sister of Marilyn and her husband Ken SCHMIDT of Kitchener, Cliff and his wife Beth of Millbank, Mel and his wife Evelyn of Edmonton, Laverne and his wife Roberta of Cardiff and Carl and his wife Marjorie of Clifford. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Richard and Gladys May NEWMAN, by her brothers, Harold, Dave and Eddie and by her great-grand_son, Nicholas. Cremation. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Saturday October 13, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-03 published
WALTER, John “Jack” Herbert
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Saturday evening December 1, 2007. John “Jack” Herbert WALTER, the loving husband of Joan K. WALTER (née COOK.) Loving father of Catherine and her husband James KISSICK. Loved grandfather of Matthew and Emily. Dear brother-in-law of Kathleen (Mrs. Hilden WALTER,) Elaine (Mrs. Ross MORROW), Orma (Mrs. Sterling GARD) and Margaret (Mrs. Howard COOK.) Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Hilden. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Knox United Church on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Knox United Church, Canadian National Institute for the Blind and the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-19 published
CORBY, M. Eleanor (née SUTHERLAND)
Peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound on Tuesday December 18, 2007. In her 97th year, M. Eleanor CORBY (née SUTHERLAND,) beloved wife of the late Richard CORBY. Dear sister-in-law of Grace (Mrs. John SUTHERLAND), Iva (Mrs. Percy SUTHERLAND) and Mabel SMITH. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Margaret (Mrs. Clifford McLELLAN.and) brothers John, Ed, Gordon and Percy SUTHERLAND. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday December 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either Knox United Church Mission Fund or to Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Suite 302, 130 Spadina Ave., Toronto M5V 2L4 would be appreciated by the family.

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-10 published
Barbara Jean (NICHOLS) HILL
In loving memory of Barbara Jean (NICHOLS) HILL, February 23, 1940 - January 2, 2007.
Barbara died suddenly at the residence of her daughter Bonnie HORE in Gordon Township.
She was the beloved wife of Edward HILL, predeceased September 6, 2005. She was born in Thessalon, daughter of the late Gordon and Jean (WILLETON) NICHOLS of Thessalon and Cockburn Island. She married Ed on January 17, 1958 and they lived in Sault Sainte Marie. She worked a few part time jobs in restaurants, but for the majority of her life, she was a homemaker. In 1972, she and Ed moved from Sault Sainte Marie to Manitoulin Island. She worked at the Gore Bay Legion in the late 70s and was a member of the Farmers Market. In 1981, they moved to Alberta where she and Ed worked at a turkey farm in Lethbridge. Then a few years later she worked at a nursing home in Taber. They moved back to Manitoulin in 1984, and she became a member of the Farmer's Market again. In 1997 she had to quit the Farmer's Market due to health reasons. She enjoyed growing gardens, pickling and canning foods and raising a few farm animals. She liked to go to Cockburn Island where she was born and raised and spend time over there with family and Friends that she grew up with. Knitting, puzzles and playing bingo were her pastimes. She leaves behind her loving and loved children, Richard and Betty NICHOLS of Sault Sainte Marie, Bonnie and Morris HORE of Gordon Township, Wendy and Dan SCHMIDT of Sault Sainte Marie, Carol and Danny JAMES of Searchmont, Melody and Murray HORE of Gordon Township, Allison COULAM and friend Merle IDLE of Gordon Twp. And Ean HILL and friend Marilyn SAUVÉ of Mills Township. Loving grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her sister Ethel BOWERMAN of Mindemoya and brothers Jim (Ila) and Norman (Mary) both in
Sault Sainte Marie, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by infant sister Georgina and sisters Daisy, Edith, Eva, Caroline and Alice and brothers Roy, Bill, Alvin, Lyman and Joey and nephews Ted and Douglas, granddaughter Sharon NICHOLS and son in law Arleigh COULAM. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay after 7.00 p.m. On Friday. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 1.00 p.m. with Pastor Erwin THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery.

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-30 published
EVERSOLE, Margaret Sophia (formerly PLEWES, née HARDY)
Born January 20, 1913 to Eunice Olivetta MUNRO and Charles Ernest HARDY, Margaret died peacefully on April 20, 2007 at the Village of Tansley Woods, Burlington, with her family close by. Affectionately known as "Dee", she is survived by her daughters-in-law Cathy PLEWES of Oakville, Ontario, and Donna PLEWES of Edmond, Oklahoma step-daughters Marilyn HOLMSTROM, Nancy WARD, and Joanne MYERS grandchildren John, Kimberley, Amanda and Derek; nephews John PLEWES of Naples, Florida, and Don PLEWES of Toronto, Ontario niece Pam SCHMIDT of Napanee, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husbands Doctor Campbell PLEWES and Doctor James EVERSOLE; her sons James PLEWES and Doctor John PLEWES, and her daughter Mary PLEWES; her sister Doris HARDY and her brother James HAWKINS. Her courage in the face of so many losses and declining health, her sense of humour and love for her family will be treasured by all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-05 published
EVERSOLE, Margaret Sophia (formerly PLEWES, née HARDY)
Born January 20, 1913 to Eunice Olivetta MUNRO and Charles Ernest HARDY, Margaret died peacefully on April 20, 2007 at the Village of Tansley Woods, Burlington, with her family close by. Affectionately known as "Dee", she is survived by her daughters-in-law Cathy PLEWES of Oakville, Ontario, and Donna PLEWES of Edmond, Oklahoma step-daughters Marilyn HOLMSTROM, Nancy WARD, and Joanne MYERS grandchildren John, Kimberley, Amanda and Derek; nephews John PLEWES of Naples, Florida, and Don PLEWES of Toronto, Ontario niece Pam SCHMIDT of Napanee, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husbands Doctor Campbell PLEWES and Doctor James EVERSOLE; her sons James PLEWES and Doctor John PLEWES, and her daughter Mary PLEWES; her sister Doris HARDY and her brother James HAWKINS. Her courage in the face of so many losses and declining health, her sense of humour and love for her family will be treasured by all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn Street, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
SMITH, Charles F.
Peacefully in Toronto on July 18, 2007 at age 89, after a short illness. Born in North Bay, Ontario on March 2, 1918 into a vibrant family of 10, he was a sixth-generation Canadian. During the depression, Charles found work in northern Ontario as a rail gang crewmember, logger, mine clerk, warehouse-man, and assayer. During the Second World War, he served as an aircraft rigger, mainly in Kingston, Ontario. In 1941, Charles married his lifelong love Constance. After the war, he returned to school to complete his high school diploma, and engineering and Master of Science degrees in Metallurgy at Queens University, finishing as class President in 1949. Charles began his career at Barber Tool and Die in Hamilton, but soon moved to Sperry Vickers, a world leader in hydraulics. He founded the Canadian division in 1955, Vickers' first international business. In 1966, Charles and Connie moved to England where he was Managing Director (European Division) for Vickers and then Vice President Europe of Sperry Vickers. In 1977, he moved to the head office in Detroit as Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs. Charles retired in 1980 and returned to Toronto to their cherished home at 14 Kingsway Crescent in the Kingsway. For the last few years, he lived on Lake Ontario at Palace Place. Charles was a dedicated volunteer, most notably with the Etobicoke Rotary Club, which awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his hard work. Other pursuits included ocean racing in Europe, such as the Royal Yacht Club Fastnet Race; and tracing the family roots which led to the publication of a memoir, I Remember, I Remember. He loved his family, home, cottage, and Friends. Charles is predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Constance Charlotte SMITH. Loving father of Patricia HILLMER and Michael SMITH and his wife Laura TEMPLE- SMITH. Treasured grandfather of Michael HILLMER and his wife Melinda and Charlotte and Roddy SMITH. Dear brother of Phil SMITH, Kay WILLIAMS, Mabel MITCHELL, and Lois SCHMIDT and predeceased by Harold SMITH, Grace STEED, Chester SMITH, Don SMITH and Keith SMITH. The family would like to thank the staff of the Saint_Joseph's Health Centre Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Old Mill Inn Chapel, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Reception to follow immediately. If desired, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Arrangements by Turner and Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke. (416) 231-2283.

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
SMITH, Charles F.
Peacefully in Toronto on July 18, 2007 at age 89, after a short illness. Born in North Bay, Ontario on March 2, 1918 into a vibrant family of 10, he was a sixth-generation Canadian. During the depression, Charles found work in northern Ontario as a rail gang crew member, logger, mine clerk, warehouse-man, and assayer. During the Second World War, he served as an aircraft rigger, mainly in Kingston, Ontario. In 1941, Charles married his lifelong love Constance. After the war, he returned to school to complete his high school diploma, and engineering and Master of Science degrees in Metallurgy at Queens University, finishing as class President in 1949. Charles began his career at Barber Tool and Die in Hamilton, but soon moved to Sperry Vickers, a world leader in hydraulics. He founded the Canadian division in 1955, Vickers' first international business. In 1966, Charles and Connie moved to England where he was Managing Director (European Division) for Vickers and then Vice President Europe of Sperry Vickers. In 1977, he moved to the head office in Detroit as Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs. Charles retired in 1980 and returned to Toronto to their cherished home at 14 Kingsway Crescent in the Kingsway. For the last few years, he lived on Lake Ontario at Palace Place. Charles was a dedicated volunteer, most notably with the Etobicoke Rotary Club, which awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his hard work. Other pursuits included ocean racing in Europe, such as the Royal Yacht Club Fastnet Race; and tracing the family roots which led to the publication of a memoir, I Remember, I Remember. He loved his family, home, cottage, and Friends. Charles is predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Constance Charlotte SMITH. Loving father of Patricia HILLMER and Michael SMITH and his wife Laura TEMPLE- SMITH. Treasured grandfather of Michael HILLMER and his wife Melinda and Charlotte and Roddy SMITH. Dear brother of Phil SMITH, Kay WILLIAMS, Mabel MITCHELL, and Lois SCHMIDT and predeceased by Harold SMITH, Grace STEED, Chester SMITH, Don SMITH and Keith SMITH. The family would like to thank the staff of the Saint_Joseph's Health Centre Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Old Mill Inn Chapel, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Reception to follow immediately. If desired, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Arrangements by Turner and Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke. (416) 231-2283.

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-04 published
DINGMAN, Stanford H.
75, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, September 1, 2007, at his cottage on the shore of Lake Huron near Goderich. Born in Stratford on May 5, 1932, he was the son of the late Charles D. DINGMAN and the late Una SCHMIDT. He married Elizabeth Kordt JORGENSEN on December 30, 1959 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Stratford. He is survived by his wife, his son Thor DINGMAN and his wife Denyse LAGACE, grandchildren Tess, Jacob and Kari DINGMAN, brother Charles W. DINGMAN and his wife Margaret, Stratford, sister Susan BURNS, Toronto. Nieces and nephews Carolyn DINGMAN and Brian DINGMAN, Stratford, Robert DINGMAN, Kitchener, Kirsten BARR and Chris BARR, Toronto, John BARR, Havertown, Pennsylvania, Michael BARR, Marbella, Spain. Mr. DINGMAN was a Co-Publisher and Editor of The Beacon Herald until he retired in 1997. He was a member of the fourth generation of his family involved in newspaper publishing in Stratford. He was very interested in the history and cultural heritage of the area. He was a founding member of the Perth County Historical Foundation and was instrumental in the early steps to purchase and restore the Fryfogel Inn east of Shakespeare. While at the newspaper he wrote a popular and extensive series "Streets Names of Stratford". He received recognition from the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Heritage Trust for his extensive contribution to cultural heritage in 2006. We are grateful for the support of the community health care system which allowed Stan to be cared for at home. Memorial donations may be made through the W.G. Young funeral home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford to the Stratford General Hospital or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held later this week. wgyoungfuneralhome.com 519-271-7411

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-01 published
MITCHELL, Ruth Margaret (née TINGLEY)
Peacefully at the Welland General Hospital on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the age of 93. Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, music teacher, arts enthusiast and talented artist. Born in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, in April, 1914, to Eva (née AYER) and Harold TINGLEY. She inherited her love of art from her father who was a well known sculptor and monument maker in Nova Scotia. She graduated from the Halifax Conservatory of Music in Pianoforte and trained at the Nova Scotia College of Art in fine arts and design. Over the years in addition to the Maritimes she lived in various locations including Toronto, the Netherlands, Leamington, Ontario and most recently Welland. Her paintings are in many private collections and she has exhibited in one person shows in Kitchener, Leamington, Amherstburg and Toronto, as well as in many juried shows throughout Ontario. In recent years she worked a great deal in mixed media and her works in this form have been displayed at the Windsor, London and Sarnia Art Galleries and Cambridge Library in their rental sections. Her family is most grateful to the staff of St. Charles Village, Welland, for their thoughtful care over the past seven years and to the staff of the Welland General Hospital for all their consideration. Predeceased in 2000 by her husband of 62 years, Claude, she is remembered with love by her daughter Corinne (Michael WALSH,) granddaughter Erin (Jason NICKS) and grand_son Michael. Great-grandmother of Sydney and Rylee. She is also survived by her sister Helen DOWELL and brother Ralph TINGLEY. The family will receive Friends at the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 from 1: 00 -- 2:00 p.m. A funeral service, conducted by Reverend George SCHMIDT, will follow in the Cudney Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be sent to cudney@vaxxine.com

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-13 published
He was a pillar of society who put a contract on his wife
In 1984, he arranged the attack, delivered his wife to the scene of the crime and watched her plead for her life before being shot in the head in front of their 14-year-old nephew
By Noreen RASBACH, Page S8
His 68-day trial was nothing less than a Canadian sensation, with newspapers detailing the unlikely ways he used cocaine and the lurid testimony about his unseemly trysts with prostitutes.
In the end, the verdict was quick and damning: The jury took only 12½ hours to find Helmuth BUXBAUM, then 46, guilty of first-degree murder for arranging the 1984 contract killing of his wife and business partner, Hanna.
He didn't just arrange the attack, but drove her to the scene of the crime and watched her plead for her life before being shot in the head. The murder took place at the side of a highway near their home in Komoka, a small town outside London, Ontario The couple and their 14-year-old nephew, Roy, stopped to help the occupants of a car that appeared to have broken down. They were immediately ambushed. When a gunman pulled Hanna out of the car, the long-suffering wife of Helmuth BUXBAUM looked at him and said: "Please honey, no, not this way." She was 48.
"It was a big deal at the time; it was a huge story," said Heather BIRD, who covered the trial for the Toronto Star and wrote a book about the case, Conspiracy to Murder: The Helmuth Buxbaum Trail. "It was also a really, really sad story and a very seedy story."
Prominent Baptist
The tawdry details that came out in Mr. BUXBAUM's trial were in stark contrast to his reputation: Successful businessman, prominent Baptist, devoted family man. He and his wife had built a business operating nursing homes that had made them millionaires, while also raising six children, one of whom was an adopted daughter from Costa Rica. "He was well-known in the community," recalled Greg CALCOTT, the investigating officer in the case who recently retired from the Ontario Provincial Police. "He was wealthy and an absolute pillar in the church."
For her part, Mrs. BUXBAUM was known for her extensive charity work. "She was legitimately loved and respected in the community as being the exemplar Christian woman," Mr. CALCOTT said. "She used to stop street people and buy them clothing.
"That, in contrast to his hypocrisy, brought a lot of interest" to the case, he added.
The case may have been irresistible, with its sex, drugs, money and religion, but Mr. BUXBAUM wasn't. The man who was repeatedly unfaithful to his wife almost from the start of their marriage was anything but charming.
"There was nothing charismatic about Mr. BUXBAUM that I saw," Ms. BIRD said.
Mr. CALCOTT agreed. "He came across as arrogant, but he also came across as very childlike - and I don't mean that in terms of innocence. [He had] a kind of naive understanding of what was happening."
That led to his being taken advantage of by the drug dealers and prostitutes with whom he associated. "He liked the idea of being a big-time operator," Mr. CALCOTT said. "I know that Robert BARRETT [who was convicted of conspiring to kill Mrs. BUXBAUM after testifying he hired the killers] used to get him $1,000 of cocaine and Mr. BUXBAUM would pay him cash. BARRETT would get the cocaine and keep three-quarters of it and give the rest to Helmuth, saying that's what $1,000 of cocaine would look like. Of course, he had nothing to compare it to, so he took it on faith.
"I think that everyone in that group who was dealing with him was ripping him off one way or another," Mr. CALCOTT said.
In 1982, after suffering a stroke, Mr. BUXBAUM's behaviour spun out of control.
By the end of the trial, the entire country knew all the sordid details - that he had sexual relations with more than 100 prostitutes (sometimes two or three at a time), that he wanted to have sex with young girls and boys, and that he was a regular user of cocaine which he injected into his ankle and even his penis. The court heard, too, that he disparaged his wife to the prostitutes.
"Even though he did have all that money, there was nothing glamorous about him or his story," Ms. BIRD said.
Helmuth BUXBAUM grew up in Germany as the youngest in a family of 10 children. At his trial, he recounted how his family spent some time in refugee camps; when he came to Canada at 19, he arrived with no money and only one pair of shoes.
He went to work and studied, part-time, for his Grade 13 diploma. In 1960, he met Hanna SCHMIDT, after being introduced by his parents. They had a lot in common, especially their Baptist faith and hard childhoods. Hanna, who was born in Poland, stopped her formal education at 8, when she was sent to a Russian concentration camp with her mother and brother. She was to spend five years in camps, before being released and eventually reaching West Germany, and later Canada. When Helmuth met her, she had already spent seven years working at a meat-packing plant in Kitchener, Ontario
They married in June, 1961, with dreams of becoming medical missionaries. Two years later their son Paul was born, and not long after that Mr. BUXBAUM finished his diploma and decided it was time to go to medical school. The family moved to London, where he enrolled at the University of Western Ontario as a pre-med student. By Christmas he had dropped out of the program, saying it was too difficult. Instead, he pursued a bachelor of science degree, which he received in 1967.
All that time he was supported by Hanna, who scrimped and saved and managed to purchase a house, then a three-suite apartment building and a farm. Eventually, the couple went into the nursing-home business, where they made their millions.
They raised six children, with Mrs. BUXBAUM fighting to keep the family together despite her husband's repeated romantic dalliances. In June, 1984, he packed his bags but she persuaded him to stay. A month later, on July 5, 1984, she was shot by the side of the road.
A little more than two weeks later, on July 23, the police charged Mr. BUXBAUM with murder.
Children Devastated
The shooting devastated his children. The older ones appeared frequently at his trial, but weren't in court to hear the guilty verdict. Their family friend and pastor, Rev. Douglas DAKIN, who was looking after the children during the trial, said at the time that the children "didn't know what to say" about the verdict. "They didn't know what to do if he got out, and they didn't know what to do if he stays in." Reached this week at his home in Komoka, Mr. DAKIN refused comment on both his and the children's behalf. "They all decided not to say anything."
After Mr. BUXBAUM's conviction on February 13, 1986, the case became even more provocative. During the trial, he had not allowed his first lawyer, Edward GREENSPAN, to play up the fact that he had suffered a stroke and how it had affected his ability to reason. Later, he hired another legal heavyweight, Clayton RUBY, who persuaded him to base his appeal on it. Mr. RUBY argued that Mr. BUXBAUM's stroke had rendered him mentally disabled, and that he was insane when the murder occurred. The proof? Mr. BUXBAUM's refusal to allow an insanity defence to show that he was, in fact, insane. The Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear the case, which effectively ended Mr. BUXBAUM's appeal options. Requests to various justice ministers to review the conviction were denied.
Back In Court
There were other legal battles, too: He took on Mr. GREENSPAN to get back some of the $1-million-plus he had paid in legal fees (which his lawyer James CARTHY suggested were the highest ever in Canada.) Mr. BUXBAUM lost.
He was sued by his brother for involving his nephew in the shooting scheme - and for the teen's "severe and traumatic mental and emotional upset and nervous shock" after witnessing his aunt's murder. The nephew won $400,000, which was reduced by $65,000 upon appeal.
Mr. BUXBAUM also fought for control of his wife's $2.8-million estate, objecting to his children's plan to invest the money in Florida real estate.
In the early 1990s, he gave a number of interviews from prison. He complained he had not had a fair trial. He was pursuing yet another attempt to get a justice minister to review his case. He believed he should be the subject of a royal commission.
At Kingston Penitentiary, his prison job was to wash convicts' underwear; when he moved to the medium-security Warkworth Institution, he learned to use a computer and tutored illiterate prisoners. He married again while in prison, but the marriage didn't last.
Not a lot was heard from Mr. BUXBAUM until 1993, when papers around the country ran a story about a personal ad in placed in the Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper. The man who arranged a hit on his wife, watched her get shot in the head, and shattered his family of six kids in the process, was seeking a new companion. Describing himself as "a Christian, generous, caring, loving man," he was seeking someone who was pregnant or had a baby recently but had no man in her life. He was willing to be "a supporting father for your child and a husband-father for yourself."
It's not known whether there were any takers.
Helmuth BUXBAUM was born on March 19, 1939 in East Prussia, Germany. He died of undisclosed causes on November 1, 2007, at Kingston Penitentiary regional hospital, in Kingston, after being transferred there from Warkworth Institution, near Peterborough, Ontario He was 68. He leaves six children, sons Paul, Mark, Phillip and Daniel, and daughters Esther and Ruth.

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SCHMIDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-07 published
GROBSTEIN, Harry
Peacefully at home, as was his fervent wish, in West Palm Beach, on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, in his 98th year. Beloved and loving husband of Ruth Elkman GROBSTEIN since 1986. He guaranteed her 15 years, but in typical fashion exceeded his commitment by giving her almost 22. Predeceased by his cherished first wife, Mildred Wagner GROBSTEIN, who passed away on December 7th, 1984. Deeply loved and respected by his children, Barbara, Debra and John, who will sorely miss him. Harry was a wonderful father-in-law to Michael LEFCOE and Barry CAMPBELL, and step-father to Richard and Cindy ELKMAN, and Ron ELKMAN, all of whom loved him like a father. Beloved grandfather of Yaacov and Batsheva LEFCOE, Kris LEFCOE and Rob JERESKI; Matthew and Jeremy CAMPBELL; Marissa and Justin SCHMIDT, David, Molly and Laura ELKMAN; Mark ELKMAN. Great-grandfather of 10 great-grandchildren in Israel and Florida. Sadly, Harry will not be with us to welcome his 11th and 12th great-grandchildren, expected soon in Israel and New York. Harry was also a much loved uncle. He led a full, productive and happy life, and was admired by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Predeceased by his brothers David GROBSTEIN and Nick PROCTOR, and by his sisters Rae FAERMAN and Gerry BIRNBAUM. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, Montreal on Friday, December 7 at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva in Montreal through Monday evening continuing in Toronto at 20 Highland Avenue, Tuesday and Wednesday. Contributions in his memory may be made to the "Harry Grobstein Fund" c/o Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom Congregation, (514) 937-3575.

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