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ROLASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-15 published
ROLLESON- WESTAWAY, Marion Beatrice
At Charlotte Villa, Brantford on Friday, October 12, 2007 in her 97th year, Marion WESTAWAY, beloved wife of the late Frank WESTAWAY and the late William ROLASON. Loving mother of Anne WESTAWAY- PALK of Brantford and Janet ALDERSON- SMITH of Northhamptonshire, England. Much loved grandmother of Julian PHILLIP of San Francisco, Stephen PHILLIP of Costa Mesa, California, Daniel ALDERSON- SMITH of London, England, Katherine ALDERSON- SMITH of Oxford, England, Toby ALDERSON- SMITH of London, England and great-grandmother of Luke and Zachary PHILLIP. Also missed by the Rolleson Family. Marion WESTAWAY was a lifelong member of St. Andrew's United Church. Friends will be received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Thursday 10: 00-11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Sevice in the Chapel on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. If wished, memorial donations to St. Andrew's United Church gratefully appreciated. McCleister (519) 758-1553 or mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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ROLFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-09 published
KNIGHT, Lisa Katherine Anne (2001-2007)
Passed away August 25 at Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Vancouver, after a long struggle with cancer. Dearly loved daughter of Sonia ROLFE and Andy KNIGHT, brother of Troy ROLFE, granddaughter of Val ROLFE of Toronto, and Henry and Judy KNIGHT of Cobourg, Ontario. Lisa was the niece of Kelly ROLFE, Nick and Haveesa ROLFE, Lisa and Zach SELLARS, Jade SELLARS, Nancy and Jim FAIRWEATHER, Julie GILBERT and Peter KNIGHT, James KNIGHT, and Gillian KNIGHT. Our wonderful feisty Lisa will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. We appreciate the love and kindness of all our Friends, Pacific Heights Housing Co-Op, the Hollow Tree Fairies of Stanley Park, the teachers at Lord Roberts School, the nurses, and doctors at British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Make a Wish Foundation and Canuck Place Children's Hospice. The Ontario memorial service will be held at Saint Peter's Church, 240 College Street, corner of King Street, Cobourg, on Saturday, October 13. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated for Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Variety Club, or Bowling for Dollars - all of Vancouver. These charities did so much to help us, we cannot thank them enough.

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ROLHEISER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-22 published
FREEMAN, John Craig " Freebie"
(York Regional Police Detective)
After valiantly facing the challenges of a rare and complex disease, Craig, of Toronto and formerly of the Mt. Albert area, passed away peacefully, at 55 years of age, at Toronto General Hospital on Sunday, August 19, 2007. Beloved husband of Doctor Carol ROLHEISER. Dear son of the late Anneliese and the late Doctor John FREEMAN. Dear brother of Mark (Judy) FREEMAN. Dear son-in-law of Marge and the late Con ROLHEISER. Dear brother-in-law of late Doug (Suzanne) ROLHEISER, Dianne (Craig) GREEN, Roy (Barb) ROLHEISER, Lynda (Jim) PHELAN, Norm (Jan) ROLHEISER, and Terry (Tammy) ROLHEISER. Lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Freebie was a unique man who touched the lives of many people. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held on Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. under the auspices of Rowland Lodge No. 646 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Albert. Funeral service will be held at the Mt. Albert United Church, 41 Alice Street, Mt. Albert on Friday, August 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Donations to Doctor Suzanne Trudel at Princess Margaret Hospital to further research on POEMS Syndrome and related disorders would be appreciated.

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ROLHEISER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-10 published
Detective with a steel-trap memory excelled at undercover surveillance
He did everything from wire tapping to following vehicles, even though weaving in and out of traffic while remaining undetected by a suspect is not for everyone
By Alwynne GWILT, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
John (Freebie) FREEMAN was a York Regional detective in Ontario who never gave up a case until all the parts of the puzzle were perfectly in place. For much of his career, he was a surveillance expert with a steel-trap memory who knew the name, address and activities of every bad guy in his bailiwick.
The son of a dentist father and a homemaker mother, he grew up in a two-storey brick home on Chine Drive in Scarborough, now part of Toronto. As a boy, he was surrounded by a large extended family. In 1964, his father and uncle bought an outdoor skating rink that they called Little Switzerland; it was the job of the family men to keep it up, packing snow down and flooding it on cold winter nights. He spent a couple of winters with his cousin, Greg, working at the rink, before both families decided to go rural and move to the village of Zephyr, just north of Uxbridge, Ontario, where home became about 80 hectares of blissful farmland. Along with his cousins, he bused 15 kilometres every day to attend secondary school in Uxbridge.
But country life was not for him. As soon as he turned 19, he joined the Toronto Metro Police. For a young man who loved almost any kind of motor vehicle, the highlight of joining so young was to be assigned the use of a Harley Davidson police motorcycle. They were fast times: From his motor bikes to his new job and a marriage at 21 to Ellen Dianne HENDERSON, Mr. FREEMAN left city life nearly as quickly as he entered it. After only four years in Toronto, he moved north to York Regional Police, where he would spend the rest of his career. In 1975, he began work as a uniformed officer in Newmarket, Ontario
Five years later, he was selected to be part of York Region's first surveillance unit. He had a near-photographic memory that was perfect for the job, and there was rarely a criminal whose name, address and activities he did not know by heart or could not recount easily to colleagues. Friends considered him a walking computer and liked to ask random questions simply to see whether he knew the answer.
As part of the Special Sections Unit, his work entailed everything from wire tapping to following vehicles. It was his love of driving that really cut him out as the person to tail cars. Weaving in and out of traffic while remaining undetected by the suspect is not a job for every police officer, but it was a skill that Mr. FREEMAN mastered, according to York Regional Police Chief Armand LA BARGE.
"If you're careless, you'd never survive," Mr. LA BARGE said. "But he had abilities beyond the norm, and there was a passion in Craig."
But Mr. FREEMAN possessed more than just memory skills and excelled at connecting with people through his quiet wit and friendly manner. Known as Freebie, he possessed a relaxed demeanour that came in handy when a situation needed to be defused. Answering a complaint about a noisy bar in nearby Vaughan, he convinced the owner that, rather than trying to lower the decibels, maybe the party should be fully shut down. Where most police officers would get an angry response, Mr. FREEMAN found respect.
Colleagues said you could also never tell whether he was serious or joking. Wes BONNER, his former partner, liked to recount the story of a female officer from outside the district who arrived dressed in a leather outfit.
"I just love a woman when she dresses in leather," remarked Mr. FREEMAN.
"What do you mean by that?" she asked.
"Well, you smell like a new car."
During the early years in surveillance, Mr. FREEMAN became especially close to his team, since the unit's six or seven members worked the same hours. They spent off-time together, sometimes becoming close enough to share Christmas holidays or vacation trips. It wasn't easy work and could be dangerous, investigating organized crime, auto theft and motorcycle gangs. After only a couple of years, Mr. FREEMAN was promoted to detective and took over running his team.
Everyone in the unit knew they had to pull their weight to meet his expectations. Mr. FREEMAN saw hard work as simply keeping up the standards he felt every officer should share - in the work, the uniform or even the vehicle they drove. As detective, most of his work should have been focused behind the desk or in administrative duties, but he could often be seen hopping in a car with colleagues and chasing after criminals.
During this time, he separated from and then divorced his wife. Later, he met Daneen RAE, a fellow police officer. The two became close and moved in together. In the mid-1980s, Ms. RAE was diagnosed with leukemia and given just three months to live. He stuck with her and she fought on for more than three years before dying in 1988. Not long afterward, Mr. FREEMAN transferred out of the special sections unit.
In April of 1994, he unexpectedly experienced a change in his social life that would set the course for years to come. At 42, he met the love of his life on a blind date set up by one of her Friends. Craig FREEMAN and Doctor Carol ROLHEISER made an unusual couple: She was an associated dean at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, while he was deep in the subculture of law enforcement.
In 1997, they married. But while honeymooning in San Francisco, Mr. FREEMAN began having problems with pain in his feet. When he returned to work, he began a quest to find out what on earth was troubling him. Over the next couple of years, he tried to figure out the cause, but he and his doctors remained puzzled. When he was finally hospitalized because of a blood clot, doctors suggested amputating his legs. That struck him as a ridiculous notion.
Dr. ROLHEISER called in some favours through her university network and the couple found a doctor who finally solved the mystery. Three years in, Mr. FREEMAN found out he was suffering from POEMS syndrome, a very rare blood disorder with no real explanation that doctors believe may involve an overgrowth of bone-marrow cells. Its unusual acronym is made up from elements of its most common symptoms: Polyneuropathy (peripheral nerve damage); organomegaly (abnormal enlargement of organs); endocrinopathy (damage to hormone-producing glands)/Edema; M protein (an abnormal antibody); and skin abnormalities.
In the end, doctors had to amputate one leg below the knee. For the next seven years, Mr. FREEMAN maintained a positive attitude and acquired all the gadgets necessary to outfit a van in a way that would allow him to motor on. Although he technically semi-retired in 1999, he remained a member of the police force and delighted in finding his Friends gifts on the Internet. Sometimes, colleagues would open the door to discover a new kitchen gadget or even, since he was the "world's biggest Jimmy Buffet fan," the latest margarita machine.
This year, with his health deteriorating, Mr. FREEMAN drove himself to his official retirement ceremony, but fell very ill in August. In hospital, he charmed the staff with his attitude. Even in his last days, his humour was not to be messed with.
"Do you know you are in Toronto General Hospital?" asked Doctor ROLHEISER, testing his cognition.
"Well, I'm not in Kansas City," he replied.
John Craig FREEMAN was born in Toronto on July 6, 1952. He died at Toronto General Hospital on August 19, 2007. He was 55. He is survived by his wife, Carol ROLHEISER, and his brother, Mark FREEMAN. He also leaves many others in his extended family.

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ROLLESON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-15 published
ROLLESON- WESTAWAY, Marion Beatrice
At Charlotte Villa, Brantford on Friday, October 12, 2007 in her 97th year, Marion WESTAWAY, beloved wife of the late Frank WESTAWAY and the late William ROLASON. Loving mother of Anne WESTAWAY- PALK of Brantford and Janet ALDERSON- SMITH of Northhamptonshire, England. Much loved grandmother of Julian PHILLIP of San Francisco, Stephen PHILLIP of Costa Mesa, California, Daniel ALDERSON- SMITH of London, England, Katherine ALDERSON- SMITH of Oxford, England, Toby ALDERSON- SMITH of London, England and great-grandmother of Luke and Zachary PHILLIP. Also missed by the Rolleson Family. Marion WESTAWAY was a lifelong member of St. Andrew's United Church. Friends will be received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Thursday 10: 00-11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Sevice in the Chapel on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. If wished, memorial donations to St. Andrew's United Church gratefully appreciated. McCleister (519) 758-1553 or mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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ROLLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
GARON, The Honourable Alban, Q.C.
Passed away tragically on Friday, June 29th, 2007, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of 36 years of the late Raymonde GARON (née LURETTE,) also deceased on June 29th, 2007. He was born in St. Lambert (County of Lévis), Québec on March 4th, 1930. son of the late Willie GARON and of the late Amérilda GOULET. He will be sadly missed by Maria Elena DURAN (Michel ROCHON) and his goddaughter Marie Isabelle ROCHON- DURAN. Predeceased by his brother Paulin and survived by his brother Cyprien (Lucette PÉPIN,) his brothers-in-law Jean-Pierre LURETTE (Claudette ROLLIN,) Richard LURETTE (Gaétane LACHANCE,) his sisters-in-law Suzanne LURETTE (late Marcel LANOUE), Gisèle Lurette LÉVEILLÉ. He also leaves behind many nephews, nieces, cousins and numerous Friends. He studied at Laval University in Québec City and at the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1955 and was named Queen's Counsel in 1968. He was a part time Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa from 1956 to 1978 and from 1986 to 1992. He practiced law with the Federal Department of Justice from 1955 to 1986 and occupied the following positions: Chief, Legal Services, Department of Public Works from 1959 to 1965; Director, Departmental Legal Services from 1965 to 1974 Assistant Deputy Attorney General from 1974 to 1982; and Associate Deputy Minister of Justice from 1982 to 1986. He was appointed Director of the French legislative drafting program at the University of Ottawa from 1986 to 1988. He was appointed Judge of the Tax Court of Canada in September 1988, Associate Chief Judge in February 1999 and Chief Judge in February 2000. He was Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada from July 2nd, 2003, until his retirement in November 2004.

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ROLLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
GARON, Raymonde (née LURETTE)
Passed away tragically on Friday, June 29th, 2007, at the age of 73. Beloved wife of 36 years of the late Alban GARON, former Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada, also deceased on June 29th, 2007. She was born on September 23rd, 1933 in Ottawa, Ontario. Daughter of the late Rodolphe LURETTE and of the late Marguerite L'ÉCUYER. She will be sadly missed by Maria Elena DURAN (Michel ROCHON) and her goddaughter Marie Isabelle DURAN- ROCHON. Survived by her brothers Jean-Pierre LURETTE (Claudette ROLLIN,) Richard LURETTE (Gaétane LACHANCE,) her sisters Suzanne LURETTE (late Marcel LANOUE,) and Gisèle Lurette LÉVEILLÉ, her brother-in-law Cyprien GARON (Lucette PÉPIN.) She also leaves behind many nephews and nieces, cousins and numerous Friends. Visitations on Monday, July 9th, 2007, from 2: 00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. at Racine Robert and Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Road, Ottawa. Funerals will be held on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m., at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sussex at Guigues Street in Ottawa. Private family internment at a later date. A 'Bourse commémorative Alban et Raymonde Garon' at the University of Ottawa and a 'Bourse commémorative Alban et Raymonde Garon' at the Montfort Hospital Foundation have been established. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either of these funds.

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ROLLINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-01 published
FURBER, Jean Alice (née ROLLINGS)
It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Alice FURBER announce her passing on May 29th, 2007, in her 84th year, after her courageous battle with stroke/leukemia. Jean passed peacefully away at the Village of Taunton Mills Nursing Home, Whitby, Ontario, the way she lived, with grace and dignity, in the presence of her family. Beloved and cherished wife of Roy Francis FURBER, who passed away in 2000 after 54 years of marriage. Devoted and loving mother of daughter Susan (predeceased 1988) and sons Michael and wife Jacqui and Geoffrey and wife Liz. Beloved grandmother of Sarah (Andrew), Ben, Cody (Tami), Tom, Aimee, Neil and Jane. Proud great-grandmother of Trenton and Dylan. Faithful sister to brother John ROLLINGS and wife Anne and sister-in-law Mavis and family. Left also to mourn are her nieces and nephews, Tim, Judy and Peter. Also mourning, are Rosemary, Maggie, Harry and Margaret, Pauline and Hugh, Eiry, Isobel and John, Cynthia and Ian, Nagu and Suseela, Norm and Linda, whose Friendship brought lifelong companionship and happiness to Jean. Waiting for her in heaven with her beloved Roy and daughter Susan are grand_son Nick and nephew Chris and parents Tim and Ruby ROLLINGS and Charlie, a wonderful canine friend with whom she shared a special relationship. Born in Westcliff on Sea, England, Jean received her training as a nurse at Peace Memorial Hospital in Watford. She worked at Bushey Health Hospital from 1942-1944. With her marriage to Roy came new chapters and adventures in a full and rewarding life, raising children, setting up homes in England, Egypt and South Africa, becoming known as the 'Pine Lady' in her 50's restoring and selling Welsh furniture, before moving to Canada in 1989, living near her son Michael and family. Despite a seemingly fragile appearance, particularly in later years, Jean possessed an indomitable spirit and an extraordinary strength and resolve, which enabled her, time and time again, to bounce back from a steady progression of serious conditions and illnesses. The core of her being was wrapped in the warm embrace of family. Jean radiated a quiet, dignified, old-fashioned grace and style. Her silent strength was evident to her final breath. God speed, Jean! Our family would like to thank Jeff DONOVAN, Doctor REID and the wonderful staff at Taunton Mills Nursing Home whose dedication and professionalism showed kindness, compassion and understanding each day. Jean's wishes are to be reunited with her beloved. A memorial celebration of her life will be held in England. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence may be sent to mfurber@total.net

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ROLLINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
DEVLIN, Lesley Ann
Peacefully at Casey House after a long illness, on Friday, October 26th, 2007, just weeks after her 53rd birthday. Beloved daughter of the late John and Lorraine (HOPKINS) DEVLIN. Loving sister of Julie DEVLIN (Fred BALLING) and Jane DEVLIN. Best friend and soulmate of Susan ROLLINSON. Dear Aunt of Ellie COUPERTHWAITE (Dustin,) Kate POMERANT and Alexander POMERANT. The family wishes to thank the staff at Casey House for the wonderful care Lesley received during her last months. A private service will be held. Visitation for Friends and family will take place on Tuesday, October 30th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (two stop lights west of Yonge Street). Donations in Lesley's name may be made to Casey House or to the World Wildlife Fund (Canada).

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ROLLINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-11 published
MOORE, Fred
Fred MOORE died peacefully in the early evening of December 9th, 2007 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario at age 92. Fred was born in Picton, Ontario on January 24th, 1915, the son of Frederick Gwyer MOORE and May Lilly ROLLINSON. His father died during World War 1 and Freddy was raised on his grandparents' farm at Salmon Point, Prince Edward County. He married Elsie HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON on August 2nd, 1940 and settled in Toronto where they enjoyed a full life. Fred was stationed in Halifax from 1940-45 and worked at White Motor Company and Smith's Transport as a sign painter. They had one son, Gwyer, born on April 11, 1945. After Elsie's death in 1990, Fred devoted his life to being an incredible father-in-law to Diane, and a wonderful grandfather, first to Julia and Geoffrey, then to the Humber Valley Village neighbourhood as "Grampa Fred". Fred leaves a legacy of kindness and compassion to the many people who had the privilege of knowing such a gentleman. A Remembrance celebration will be held in Toronto later in the month.

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ROLLS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-14 published
McQUEEN, Marion (née PETTIE)
Peacefully, at Lee Manor on Thursday, September, 13, 2007. Marion McQUEEN (née PETTIE) of Owen Sound in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Charles McQUEEN. Dear mother of Betty and her husband Ken CUTTING, Edna and her husband Ray EDMONSTONE, Donna MURPHY, Heather THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Debbie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON all of Owen Sound, Margaret ROLLS and Dan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Bancroft, Kim and her husband Pete CHAPPELL of Port Elgin, Marlene and her husband Paul MAHONEY of Guelph, Craig THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his wife Barb and Pat and her husband Ken ELDRIDGE all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by twenty-four grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son Ken, a grand_son Alvin, three brothers Harold, Jim and Donald PETTIE and four sisters Marge LAWROW, Lillian SMITH, Dorothy FORD and Luella JOHNSON. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday morning at 11 o'clock with Pastor Mary TURNER officiating. Interment, Swinton Park Cemetery, Proton Township. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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ROLSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
LARSEN, Doctor Donn
Dr. Donn LARSEN was born in Copenhagen, on December 4, 1927, and died of cancer on May 15, 2007, in Vancouver. Donn was an Eagle Scout who prided himself on thinking outside the box long before that term was coined. Donn was passionate about business and negotiations, beginning as a black marketeer and business entrepreneur when just a teenager in occupied Denmark. He was an Industrial Designer and, after immigrating to Canada, operated Donn Larsen Office Interiors Ltd. It was an innovative and successful firm specializing in industrial and furniture design, office space planning and interior construction. Donn was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, England, and was appointed as an Honorary Member of the Registered Interior Designer Institute of Alberta in 1983. After retiring from his business, Donn continued consulting in the design field, became a mentor to many aspiring business people, and volunteered his unique and spirited efforts to a number of organizations. Donn was the Danish Consul for Edmonton from 1977-1998, receiving the Order of the Dannebro from Queen Margrethe II of Denmark for his long and dedicated service. Donn was first a member, and then the Chairperson, of the Governing Council of Athabasca University, from 1981-1992. After extensive travel and consultations with other distance learning institutions, Donn received an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from Ramkhamhaeng University in Thailand. He was the first non-Thai to be so honored. Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson honored Donn's commitment and service by awarding him a Grant of Arms in 1999. Donn also received much recognition for his contributions to international humanitarian projects and other public service. A lifelong learner, Donn was always eager to expand and share his knowledge, and promoted innovation in education. Donn was an accomplished pianist, who passionately believed that music was a necessary part of life. Donn was eccentric, brilliant, and didn't suffer fools gladly. Donn and his wife Ella loved entertaining, and hosted many wonderful parties in their Old Glenora home in Edmonton. Donn and Ella also kept an apartment in the West End of Vancouver since 1970, and retired there in 2001. Donn and Ella were married for over 53 years. She was his partner in everything and his number one supporter. Sadly, Ella's illness with Alzheimer's' Disease separated them prematurely. Predeceased by his parents and nephew, Per CHRISTENSEN Jr., Donn is survived by Ella, now a resident of Yaletown House in Vancouver, and many nieces and nephews, Friends and colleagues. He will particularly be missed by niece Dorte PITTAWAY, great-niece Margot PITTAWAY, nephew Paul CHRISTENSEN (Kim ROTHERY,) and companion Marion ROLSTON. No service by request, as Donn would much rather have a party than a funeral. Flowers gratefully declined, but donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Donn loved telling stories, so please share a story and offer a final Skol!

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ROLT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-19 published
MERRIFIELD, Harold Charles
Harold MERRIFIELD of Meaford passed away peacefully at the Meaford Hospital on Tuesday December 18, 2007 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Muriel (née CRAMP) of Meaford and much loved ‘Dad' of Frances and her husband Alan GORDON, Cathy and her husband Laverne ROGERS, and Ron MERRIFIELD and his wife Betty all of Meaford. Sadly missed ‘Poppa' of Danielle GORDON and B.J. GORDON and her fiancé Brian, Connie ROGERS and Ian ROGERS and his friend Amanda, and Candace MERRIFIELD and Drew MERRIFIELD. Dear brother of George MERRIFIELD (late Ruth) and Leona (late Jack) FREEBORN both of Meaford and predeceased by a brother Stewart MERRIFIELD and sister Lena (late Walter) ROLT. Fondly remembered brother-in-law of Florence MERRIFIELD of Meaford, Bill HOUSE (late Amy) of Harriston, and Roy CRAMP and his wife Audrey of Nepean and special uncle to many nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services, entrusted to the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford, will be conducted on Thursday, December 20 at 1: 30 p.m. at Meaford United Church with a private family service of committal and interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Harold's family will receive Friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the interment service. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford United Church or Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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