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BYRNE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-04 published
Body of canoeist found
Bayfield-area man vanished afterleaving Friends for night-time paddle
By Jonathon JACKSON, Wednesday, July 04, 2007
The body of a Bayfield-area man who went missing while paddling on the Saugeen River was found Tuesday.
Byron HENDERSON vanished while padding along a stretch of the Saugeen just south of Paisley.
Const. Jeff MERCEY, the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police detachment's media relations and community service officer, said Tuesday HENDERSON was with two companions on the weekend.
They canoed together on Sunday and regrouped that evening at a river access point on Concession 10 of the former Brant Township. HENDERSON, described as an experienced canoeist, said he was going to paddle downstream that night to Paisley, where he would meet up with his Friends after they made the same journey on Monday.
As the crow flies, it's about 12.5 kilometres but, because the river winds so much, it's difficult to know the exact distance on the water. A brochure from Thorncrest Outfitters suggests a time of seven hours to reach Paisley from Brant Concession 10, although store employee Rob BYRNE said the distance can probably be covered in as few as four hours by an experienced paddler.
HENDERSON's Friends set out Monday morning as planned and made it to Paisley, but saw no sign of HENDERSON in town or along the way. They became worried and contacted the police after trying on their own to locate him.
Members of the Ontario Provincial Police's Emergency Response Team, an underwater search team, a canine unit and a police helicopter were all used in a search for HENDERSON on Tuesday. Several police cruisers came and went from a command post established at the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police's satellite office next to the junction of the Saugeen and Teeswater rivers in the heart of Paisley.
MERCEY said a canoe and "some personal belongings" were spotted Monday by a farmer in the water between Brant Concession 10 and Paisley.
He said HENDERSON's body was found in the Saugeen River between Conc. 10 and 12 of Brant Township by the dive team about 6: 30 p.m.
Police have no reason to suspect foul play, MERCEY said, but an autopsy was scheduled to be conducted today in London, Ontario
Anxious family members spent Tuesday waiting for word sitting on a park bench in Paisley, staring out at the water and waiting for news.
"We offered a spot inside (the office) for them, but they want to be outside," said MERCEY.
He said the family specifically told him they would not speak to the media.

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BYRNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
BYRNE, Gladys G. (MARLATT)
At Victoria Hospital, London on Friday, December 29, 2006. Gladys G. (MARLATT) Byrne of London. Dear daughter of the late Roy and Effie MARLATT. Predeceased by her brother John Scott MARLATT. Dear sister-in-law of Oril MARLATT and Robert and Barbara BYRNE. Dear aunt of Lynn ROSE, Jill and Mike CAVANAUGH, Esther and George COKER, Martha and Doug LAWSON, Angela THOMAN and Laura BYRNE. Also loved by her many great-nieces and great-nephews. Gladys was an Optometrist and practiced in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Sarnia and London. She was a life member of the College of Optometry of the University of Waterloo and retired in 1975. She loved to travel and enjoyed long trips abroad. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery and Holy Family Mausoleum, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1 or the Memorial Fund of Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario N6C 3Z1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BYRNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-08-10 published
Keen student drowns in waves
By Glynnis MAPP, Sun Media, Fri., August 10, 2007
The mother of a Michigan girl who drowned off Grand Bend on Wednesday remembered her daughter yesterday as an avid tennis player and ambitious student who loved ballet and Irish dancing.
And a Grand Bend-area resident described the desperate attempts to save her that ultimately failed.
Jule Marie KOVAR, 14, drowned Wednesday night when high waves pushed her into an area off the Lake Huron resort, not patrolled by lifeguards, that police called "highly dangerous."
"She was like the sunshine… always happy and dancing. She was gorgeous," Anna KOVAR said of her daughter.
The girl, from Fort Gratiot, Michigan., had been in Grand Bend visiting family and Friends for a day of shopping and fun, including swimming.
"She had been planning this trip for some time," her mother said, noting her daughter was excited to be in Grand Bend for the first time where she visited a longtime friend from Sarnia.
Jule Marie was swimming off the south end of the Bend's public beach, about 7: 20 p.m. with a friend, also 14, in metre-high waves, Ontario Provincial Police said.
The friend's mother called them back ashore, police said.
The friend made it back, but strong waves pushed Jule Marie north of the pier where the water was "extremely treacherous," police said.
The area, not patrolled by lifeguards, is known for high winds that cause large waves and a dangerous undertow.
A Beachville male, 17, whom police said was a friend of Jule Marie, tried to save her but was overcome by the waves and had to be pulled out. The teen, whose name was not released, was treated at hospital.
The Sarnia friend's mother also went into the water to try to save Jule Marie but couldn't.
Police and volunteers searched the water and found Jule Marie's body about 40 minutes later south of the Grand Bend pier.
Brian DALE, a Grand Bend-area resident, helped initiate a search about 25 minutes after Jule Marie slipped under.
He said he rounded up off-duty lifeguards -- who had finished their shifts at 5 p.m. -- from the other end of the beach to help in the search.
"No one seemed to be doing anything or knew what was going on when we got there… so I ran to the lifeguarding house and got them to bring out equipment.
"I cleared water from her throat… by the time we found her it was obvious it was too late," DALE said of efforts to revive the girl with cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
At the south end of the beach, the area where Jule Marie drowned, there's no publicly accessible water safety equipment. There are signs posted at entrances and on the beach warning swimmers the south end is not patrolled by lifeguards.
On Wednesday, there were red flags on the beach warning of treacherous water conditions. It isn't known if Jule Marie and her friend were aware of the flags.
John BYRNE, chief municipal administrative officer for Lambton Shores, said he'll raise the issue of beach security at council's next meeting, in early September. "It is an unsupervised beach and we ask people to use their discretion when they swim there.
"We always try to monitor the area, but it is dangerous there&hellip we will try to determine whether we can implement better safety measures."

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BYRNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
PATEL, Doctor Rajni
A family physician who practiced medicine in Tilbury, Chatham and London, Ontario for over 35 years, passed away November 20th of a heart attack at his home in London. He was 64. Born October 28th, 1943 in Musoma, Tanzania, Raj realized at an early age he was destined to follow in the footsteps of his father Doctor Sumobi PATEL, a renowned physician in the country. From the age of 9 onwards, he assisted his father during his various rounds serving the constituents of the country. In 1959, he left Tanzania for London, England to finish his high school education. His passion and desire to help those afflicted with various maladies led him to attend medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland in the early 1960s. Always the adventurous type, his decision as to where to do his residency was finalized during the early hours in the morning at a Dublin pub. When one of his colleagues wagered ten pounds that he should go to Canada to do his residency, he spent one night thinking about it, purchased his ticket to Ottawa the next day, and collected his wager that evening. After spending two years shuttling between Ottawa and London, England, Raj settled in London, Ontario in early 1971. Under the tutelage of Doctor Roland CARSON, his mentor and closest friend Rajni prepared for a career in pediatrics. In 1972, he met Frances BYRNE, an Operating Room nurse at Victoria Hospital. Soon thereafter the two of them began dating and eventually married on June 23rd, 1973. In 1975, they moved to Tilbury, Ontario where he set up a family practice with Doctor Aidan BRADY. Over the next 28 years he skillfully practiced medicine in the Chatham-Kent area. During his tenure he served as the President of the Chatham-Kent Medical Association, and was instrumental in facilitating the Continuing Medical Education programs. In 2004, he reunited professionally with Doctor CARSON and opened a walk-in clinic in London, Ontario. Both Raj and Fran loved to travel as well as to host various social gatherings with colleagues and Friends. He is survived by two sons, Anil, of Toronto, Ontario, and Ashwin, of Gunnison, Colorado; two daughters, Alisha of Toronto, Ontario; and Alexis of Toronto, Ontario; and granddaughter Hannah; predeceased by two brothers Suresh and Kurit; a sister, Hansa of London, England, and two brothers, Ashwin of London, England, and Satish of London, England. He is reunited with his loving wife Fran PATEL, who passed away of cancer at the age of 52. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A fitting tribute to Raj's life will take place at the London Convention Center, Friday November 30th. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tributes and toasts from 6-7: 30 p.m. followed by music and cocktail reception.

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

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BYRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-30 published
BYRO, Joanna (BRNJOSEVIC)
Died May 19, 2007, at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto. Joanna was born June 3, 1940, in Thunder Bay, and came to Toronto to study piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. After graduation, a car accident cut short her promising musical career as a concert pianist.
She then used her creative talents to design, manufacture, and sell her own line of clothing in Toronto, first at Yum-Yum Boutique, and then at Vamp. Always ready for new challenges, she set up her own advertising company, Zee Agency. Then she found her lifelong career in real estate. She joined Darrell Kent in 1981, and became one of his top agents. Joanna worked as an agent, a broker, and as a trusted guide to her many Friends, clients, and co-workers.
She will be missed by her mother Victoria WALENGA, her son Greg, and her former husband Ray.
The funeral service will take place on Sunday, June 3, at 3: 00 p.m. at Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East). If desired, donations to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, would be appreciated.

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