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KLEIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-04 published
Market Furniture owner survived Nazi camp
By Joe MATYAS, Sun Media, Tues., December 4, 2007
A London merchant who gave immigrants credit they couldn't get anywhere else has died.
David KLEIN passed away peacefully at his Florida home on Saturday, his son Alan KLEIN said yesterday. He was 88.
KLEIN, a survivor of Nazi labour and death camps, operated Market Furniture on Talbot Street for 45 years until he retired at the age of 78 in 1998. He also owned a number of properties in the area of Talbot and King streets.
As an immigrant himself, having come to Canada in 1947, KLEIN sold furniture on credit to newcomers who couldn't qualify for loans, using his own screening method.
"He would offer to let people take more than what they asked for and if they refused, he knew they were careful with money and would find a way to pay," said his son. "He was never left high and dry."
During the 1980s, KLEIN fought a court battle that had an impact on commercial insurance policies and the way they're marketed.
He hired top lawyers and spent $100,000 to fight an insurance company that refused to pay for damages when the roof literally collapsed on his business, destroying his inventory.
"There was so much rain water on the roof that it caved in and crushed the furniture," said Alan.
In the end, KLEIN won the case and the insurance industry was given a heads-up from the court about transparency in creating and marketing all risk coverage.
A native of Czechoslovakia, KLEIN was rounded up at the age of 20, spending four years as a Jewish captive in concentration camps.
"My father told me dogs had more rights than prisoners," said Alan. "He said young men died all around him."
Told in a camp that 90 per cent of the captives would die, KLEIN was determined to be among the 10 per cent.
"He told me he never lost the will to live," said Alan. "He said he literally rose from the ashes."
The war cost KLEIN about 70 relatives, including his parents, grandparents and three of four siblings.
He was released from a German-controlled Hungarian concentration camp when the area was overrun by Russians. He spent the rest of the war fighting with the Czechoslovakian army.
When he came to Canada, he worked on farms, for an uncle in his Saint Thomas furniture store and ran a wholesale fruit and vegetable stand on his own.
"He worked 12 hours a day to forget the past and build a life for himself," said Alan.
KLEIN bought a truck and used it to deliver fruit, vegetables and furniture.
In 1951, he married Eva, whom he met in Toronto, and in 1954 they used savings to open Market Furniture at Talbot and King streets. They had four children: Rita, Jerry, Marilyn and Alan.
"My father spoke several languages and had a photographic memory when it came to customers," Alan said.
A funeral is scheduled at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Or Shalom Congregation.

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KLEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-26 published
KLEIN, Rodney George Tschernoff
17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars
Sears Canada Manager 1965-1987
It is with much sadness that we announce that Rod passed away on July 24, 2007, in his 85th year, after a brief illness. Loving husband and cherished companion of Helen KLEIN (née BLAIR.) Dear brother of Nadia Mahoney ASHKANASE and brother-in- law of Ena CLYNE. Very proud father of four children who he admired and loved with all his heart: Leslie (Rick COATES,) Steve (Cathy RYAN,) Randy (Deborah GRIEVE) and Robin. Generous and caring Grampa to six grandchildren: Kelly, Richard, Nikki, Alex, Caitlin and Jennifer. Rod joined the Hussars in 1939 and served Canada with distinction until 1945. A Belleville resident since 1978, he was the much respected Operating Superintendent of Sears in Quinte Mall until retirement. Member of the Belleville Bridge Club, Harbour Club, Oak Hills Golf Club and Belleville Sagonaska Club.
Visitation at Burke Funeral Home, 150 Church Street, Belleville, on Monday, July 30th from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Rod's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31st at Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge Street, Belleville. Special thanks to Doctor LISOWSKI and the staff on Quinte 5 for their wonderful care. Donations in Rod's memory can be made to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation -- Palliative Care, or to The Juno Beach Centre (www.junobeach.org) Online condolences at
www.burkefuneral.ca

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KLEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-03 published
DUBIN, Anne Ruth, Q.C.
Following surgery, Anne lost her fight for life on August 2, 2007. Anne was a devoted and loving wife to Charles, her husband and best friend of 55 years. Survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Myer and Sybil LEVINE and Leonard and Bobbie LEVINE. Predeceased by her sister Molly MYERS. Will be sadly missed by nieces and nephew Francie and Stuart KLEIN and Marcia ROBINSON and grandniece and grandnephew Sherri and Justin.
Anne retired following a long and successful career in corporate law. She was a director of Petro-Canada and a member of the Ontario Law Reform Commission Advisory Board. She was also a director of Telemedia Communications Inc., Morgan Trust Co. of Canada and a former Public Governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange. She was vice-chair Area Committee of the York County Legal Aid Plan, a former member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on the Juvenile and Family Court of Metropolitan Toronto, and a former member of the Joint Committee on Penal Reform for Women.
Anne had a long history of community service. She was a vice-chair of York University, a trustee of the Toronto Hospital Foundation, a director of the Canadian Club, Toronto, an Honorary Counsel of the Canadian Red Cross Society, an Honorary Counsel of the Museum Children's Theatre, a director of the Elizabeth Fry Society, a director of the Toronto Mental Health Clinic for Children and Adolescents and its successor, the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a director of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, and a trustee of the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.
Anne will always be remembered for her intelligence, independence, indomitable spirit, and her dedication and loyalty to family and Friends.
Funeral service will be held at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2007. Interment Holy Blossom Cemetery, Brimly Rd. Following interment all are invited to 619 Avenue Rd., Toronto. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Anne Dubin to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation, 416-603-5958. Special thanks to Doctor Phillip ELLISON and nurse Debbie KLATT.

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KLEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-04 published
KLEIN, David
At 88 years, passed away peacefully on December 1st, 2007. Beloved father to Marilyn and Michael, Rita and Alan, Jerry and Orah, Alan and Barbara. Dear brother to Clara. Beloved husband to Helen HALBER. Devoted grandfather of nine. Funeral Wednesday, December 5th at 2: 00 p.m., Or Shalom, London, Ontario. Shiva at 15 Biscarth Ave., Thornhill, December 9th and 10th. Donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KLEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-12 published
NEWTON, Lynne
On Monday, December 10, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital. Lynne NEWTON, beloved daughter of the late Maureen NEWTON- SHINDER and Dennis NEWTON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jason and Kristina GRIFFIN, and Meaghan GRIFFIN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Wendy and Jack KLEIN, Gary NEWTON and Jean WANG. Devoted grandmother of Brenna, and Patrick. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, December 12th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tikvah Synagogue section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 80 Hillhurst Blvd., daily from 2: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Parkinson Society of Canada 416-227-9700.

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KLEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-14 published
WINBAUM, Faye " Faygie"
In her 90th year on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 66 years Benny WINBAUM. Loving mother of Rosemary and Morty GOLDHAR. Loyal sister of Mona ROSENBAUM. Spectacular Bubby of David DREBIN, Carolyn DREBIN and David BENOLIEL. Caring grandmother of Wendy KLEIN, Bradley and Nathalie GOLDHAR, Rabbi AVRAHAM and Yochevet GOLDHAR, beloved great-grandmother of Leo, Billy, Shaya, Tamara, Oliver, Gabrielle, Elishever, Nechama, Shoshana, Hadassah, Yehuda, Orley, Chanina, and Ahuva. Adored auntie Faye to her many nieces and nephews. Our love and gratitude to Gina, Freddie, and Belle. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 21 Old Forest Hill Road, daily from 1: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Faygie Winbaum Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca

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KLEINER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
REIKEN, Diana " Deenie"
On Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Humber River Regional Finch Site. Deenie REIKEN, beloved wife of Max REIKEN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Aviva and Yehuda KLEINER, and Hillel and Denise REIKEN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Yittie and Sid STARKMAN, Chaim and Jean BERNHOLTZ, and Shummy and Zvi GUTTMAN. Devoted grandmother of Eyal, Doron, Omer, Akiva, and Miriam. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 10 Torresdale Avenue #209. Donations may be made to the Deenie Reiken Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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KLEINSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-26 published
CHIRO, Shura
On Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital. Shura CHIRO, beloved wife of the late Samuel (Sam). Loving mother of the late Alina RUBINOFF. Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Luba and Joe KLEINSTEIN. Devoted grandmother of David RUBINOFF, and Mark and Dorota RUBINOFF. A graveside service will be held at the Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 12: 00 noon. Donations may be made to the Shura Chiro Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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KLEMT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
KLEMT, Anna Theresa (April 17, 1931-September 19, 2007)
With heavy hearts that Anna's daughters Veronika (Wayne MELROSE,) Margit (Robert JONES) and Ingrid (Rob McCLELLAND) announce the sudden passing of their mother. She has gone to join her husband Helmut and her beloved son Christian. Mom will be remembered and sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Kristina and her eight grandchildren Meaghan, Shannon, Wynona, Eric, Gabrielle, Georgia, Lily and Alexander. In accordance with her wishes, a private family gathering will be held. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Chapel Ridge Funeral Home 905-305-8508. For those wishing to remember her in a special way, a donation to Bloorview Kids Foundation (416) 424-3809 in memory of Anna Klemt would be treasured.

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KLERKS 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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