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

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DROBOT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-20 published
DROBOT, Jan
Engineer, diplomat, traveller, storyteller. Born August 7, 1913, in Krakow, Poland. Wore out in Toronto on November 14, aged 94.
By Eve DROBOT, Page L6
The plane circled JFK after an aborted flight to Frankfurt. My mother grew more frantic with each loop. Her husband slept. "Jan, Jan, wake up! We're going to crash!" He cracked one eye open. "Why do you care?" he asked. "It's not your plane."
He survived the trip. He survived Hitler, Stalin, Indira Gandhi and the Polish government, which issued his death warrant.
He began life as Jakub DJAMENT, fifth and youngest son of a timber merchant in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He studied at the university in Lwow and at the German Polytechnic in Brno, in then-Czechoslovakia. He scrambled to survive in Russian-occupied Poland in 1939, then made the life-saving decision to volunteer for the Soviet Union. He built power stations and fixed clocks for villagers in exchange for vodka, honey and caviar.
He returned to a devastated Poland as Jan DROBOT to discover one brother had been shot and his mother and another brother - with his wife and twin six-year-old daughters - had been slaughtered. Nonetheless, he threw himself into building communism in Poland as director of the national power plant company. When the grimness of communist Poland took hold in the 1950s, and the Iron Curtain sealed off Eastern Europe, he joined the trade ministry and travelled all over Western Europe to sell Poland's wares.
He was sent as commercial counsellor to New Delhi, where he befriended the second secretary at the U.S. embassy - a CIA agent - and arranged to defect.
For the next few years he was stateless, crossing the Atlantic back and forth until he decided he belonged in New York, where he worked for Westinghouse International. When their man in New Delhi retired he agreed to hold the fort temporarily, and stayed on as vice-president for India, Burma, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
That life ended when Indira Gandhi decided to privatize American firms in India. He was one of several hostages Gandhi used to leverage her position, and spent the night in a prison cell.
He led an adventurer's life, kayaking through the lakes of Finland to the Arctic Circle and driving the Khyber Pass.
He also lived the life of a lover, adoring the beautiful Wanda. He filled their house with 50 red roses to celebrate their 50 years of marriage shortly before her death.
"I'm never going to die," he often said. "You're going to have to hire someone to kill me." Time beat me to it.
Eve DROBOT is Jan DROBOT's daughter.

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DROBOT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
DROBOT, Jan
Calmly and with dignity, on November 14, 2007, at the age of 94 after a short illness. He died at home at Wellesley Central Place where, for the past two years, he was cared for by a superb staff. He led an extraordinary life of accomplishment and adventure and will be proudly and lovingly remembered. His wit and wisdom will be sorely missed. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Wanda. He was a wonderful father, and an adored and adoring grandfather to Thalia KAPICA and Clare DROBOT. The family will be at home to Friends and colleagues on Saturday December 1, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday. December 2, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, email eve@kapica.ca. Donations may be made in his memory to the International Red Cross.

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DRODGE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-16 published
LOUGHEED, Eileen May (née RINGEL)
Suddenly, on August 14, 2007, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in her 77th year. Dearly loved by her husband Dwayne and daughters and sons-in-law Marion, Debbie and Gary DRODGE, Lori and Brian NORTH, Beth and James RING. Cherished by grandchildren Cara, Jordan, Brendan and Jen, and Courtney DRODGE; Philip and Jennifer NORTH; Adam and Talitha RING. Great-grandmother of Savannah. Predeceased by parents Henry and Ida RINGEL, brothers Willard, Ray and Fred. Lovingly remembered by Stan and Marie, Marlene and Don Smith, Jeanne, Leone, Shirley, Del and Doreen, Hudson and Marilyn, and Fay (Jim, deceased) Brake, mother-in-law Marion LOUGHEED, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (northeast corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway South), Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Thursday, August 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Friday at Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge Street at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment, Eastnor Cemetery, Bruce County, at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 20th. Donations may be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre, Cardiac Care Unit, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made at www.mem.com

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DROLET o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-10 published
Elda Catherine DUNN
In loving memory of Elda Catherine DUNN who died peacefully at Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the age of 90.
Predeceased by husband Thomas J. DUNN. Loved mother of Jim and wife Marilyn DUNN of Port Dover. Predeceased by daughter Linda Love.
Remembered by son-in-law Ed LOVE of Spring Bay. Cherished grandmother of Jason and wife Alison of Port Dover, Tyler and wife Natalie of Sudbury, Darcy, Jeff and Chris LOVE, all of Barrie. Great grandmother of Morgan and Paige. Predeceased by sister Beryl and husband Bruce
WYMAN. Dear sister-in-law of Mary and husband Geoff FOURNIER, Margaret and husband Doug ORTON, Irene and husband Frank DROLET, Isabelle and husband Pete MARTELL, John and wife Beatrice, Patrick DUNN, Charles and wife Nellie, Bernard DUNN, all predeceased. Survived by sister-in-law Claire (Mrs. Bernard DUNN.) Elda loved her flowers in summer, curling in the winter, and playing bridge with Friends. Visitation was 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm, Sunday at Island Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was at 11 am, Monday, January 8, 2007 at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church, Little Current, Ontario. Burial in Saint Bernard's Cemetery.

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DRORY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-01 published
BORLAK, Harvey
On Sunday, September 30, 2007 at North York General Hospital. Harvey BORLAK, beloved husband, best friend, and partner of Marilyn for 59 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Gail and Asher DRORY, Judy and Buzz SANDLER, and Steve and Marie BORLAK. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Moishe and the late Lil BORLACK, and Goldie and Irving STEINBERG. Dear brother-in-law of Anne and the late Morris TENENBAUM, Doctor Bernard and Edith KRAKAUER, and the late Louis and Ruth CROCKER, Doctor Charles KRAKAUER, and Helen and Syd STARKMAN. Devoted grandfather of Ben, Judith, Rebecca, Karen and Adam, Michelle, Jesse, Matt, and Sara. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to caregivers Liza, and Beth. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Young Mens Hebrew Association section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva beginning Saturday evening October 6th at 3800 Yonge Street #615. Memorial donations may be made to Na'amat Canada, 416-636-5425.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
ELEFTHEROGLOU Athena (KALOPISIS)
Athena passed away peacefully at her residence December 31, 2006 with her family at her side. Predeceased by her loving father Chris and her brother Argiri. Forever loved and missed by her mother Georgia. Cherished by her dear children Michael (Jennifer) LEFTERIS and Sophia (Nick KALAS) and her precious grandchildren Ethan, Ashton and Grace. Loved by her dear siblings Thoula (Lucas PILITSIS) and George (Cathy) KALOPSIS. Dearly missed by her nieces and nephews Sophia (Tom ARNOS,) Chris (Caiti) KALOPSIS, Peter PILITSIS and Michael KALOPSIS. Athena was a devoted teacher for 37 years. She touched the lives of many with her sense of humour and positive attitude and was an inspiration to all. Also survived by many other relatives and close Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street), London, Tuesday January 2nd, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will take place Tuesday January 2nd, 2007 at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Southdale Road, London, on Wednesday January 3rd, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery. Donations can be made to a charity or your choice in memory of "Athena." CONDOlences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Athena.

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DROSSOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
ELEFTHEROGLOU, Athena Athena (KALOPISIS)
Passed away peacefully at her residence December 31, 2006 with her family at her side. Predeceased by her loving father Chris and her brother Argiri. Forever loved and missed by her mother Georgia. Cherished by her dear children Michael (Jennifer) Lefteris and Sophia (Nick KALAS) and her precious grandchildren Ethan, Ashton and Grace. Loved by her dear siblings Thoula (Lucas PILITSIS) and George (Cathy) KALOPISIS. Dearly missed by her nieces and nephews Sophia (Tom ARNOS), Chris (Caiti) KALOPISIS, Peter PILITSIS and Michael KALOPISIS. Athena was a devoted teacher for 37 years. She touched the lives of many with her sense of humour and positive attitude and was an inspiration to all. Also survived by many other relatives and close Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street), London, Tuesday January 2nd, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will take place Tuesday January 2nd, 2007 at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Southdale Road, London, on Wednesday January 3rd, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery. Donations can be made to a charity or your choice in memory of "Athena". Condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Athena.

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DROST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
COURT, Joan Frances
Age 72 of Devon Street, Stratford passed away on Monday, January 08, 2007. She was born in London, Ontario daughter of the late Frank KENNY and the former Zita CASSIDY. Joan was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Predeceased by her husband Howard William COURT July 25, 1996. Loving mother of Ken COURT and wife Judy, Marie WENDLER and husband Mark, Gerry COURT and friend Bonnie GROVER, Laurie DROST and husband Dennis, John COURT and wife Heather. Dear grandma of Jeff COURT, Steve COURT and friend Stacey PARTRIDGE, Tyler COURT, Jeremy DROST, Eli, Zita and Zoe WENDLER, Melissa and Briann LAVERY. Also survived by her good friend Al GRANT and his family. Sister of Jean ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and husband Leonard. Also her Aunt Agnes FLANAGAN and family and sister-in-law Margaret ROTH and family. Besides her parents and her husband she was predeceased by a son Larry, a granddaughter Brandy, a great-grand_son Adam. There will be no funeral home visitation. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Stratford on Saturday, January 13 at 11 a.m. Rev. Father Dick BESTER will officiate. Interment will follow at Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford N5A 5T7 519-271-7411.

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DROUGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-24 published
GODFREY, Frank
Passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2007 at the age of 80. Survived by his loving wife Gwen of 56 years, one daughter Elizabeth GODFREY- DROUGHT (Brenton) of Winfield, two sons, Dan GODFREY (Irene) of Langley, Robert GODFREY (Dawn) of England and five grandchildren, Shannon, Joshua, Megan, Casey and Ciran. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the home care team and nurses and a special thanks to Doctor Tim Murphy. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 28, 2007, 1: 00 p.m., at St. Edwards Roman Catholic Church, 11123 Okanagan Centre Road E., Winfield, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Association, #202-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2E6 or Canadian Diabetes Association, #204-1755 Springfield Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 5V5. A gift, in living memory of Frank GODFREY will be made to "Holding Hands for Hospice" by Springfield Funeral Home. 250-860-7077. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

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