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ZOEREN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
RICE, John
At Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Wednesday, January 3, 2007. John RICE, 92 years, formerly of Wyoming. Loving father of Dan and Sue RICE of Wyoming. Loved grandfather to Christina and Dave FEENSTRA, Derek and Kerry RICE, Lindsey and Jace McCAHILL and 7 great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by his sisters Edith CORBETT, Lillian MONTGOMERY, Frances HAY, Ruth ROBERTS, and Laura RICE and his brothers Edward RICE and Lloyd RICE. John served his country in World War 2 with the Fourth Field Regiment, 26th Battery and later was the Wyoming Postmaster for 31 years. He was also a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 388, a member of Burns Masonic Lodge #153 and a former district deputy, and was a former member of the Wyoming Lions Club. Visitors will be received on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Ena VAN ZOEREN officiating. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 388 will hold a memorial service Friday at 6: 30 p.m. and Burns Masonic Lodge #388 will hold a memorial service Friday at 7 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Canadian National Institute for the Blind Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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ZOIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-28 published
Common-law spouse faces charges in slayings Headline
By Canadian Press, Fri., December 28, 2007
Toronto -- Police say a 27-year-old man will face four charges following the deaths of a woman and a boy in a west-end Toronto apartment.
Police say a 22-year-old woman, identified as Iliada ZOIS, and a 14-year-old boy were slain in a high-rise apartment, raising Toronto's 2007 murder count to 84 -- five short of the city's 1991 record.
Sgt. Gary GRINTON said the suspect, in hospital with stab wounds to his stomach area, called 911 to report the deaths at about 6 a.m.
Grinton said 27-year-old Nana YAW will be charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count each of attempted murder and forcible confinement once he is released from hospital.
GRINTON said the murder scene was "one of the more grisly" he had ever seen.
He added that the suspect was the victim's common-law husband, but did not indicate if or how either is related to the unidentified teenage victim.

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ZOIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
Troubled relationship ends in tragedy
Domestic dispute on Christmas Day leaves two dead in Rexdale apartment
By Kenyon WALLACE and Dakshana BASCARAMURTY, Page A12
Iliada ZOIS dreamed of one day seeing her face on more than just the cover of Wal-Mart Canada's World magazine.
The 22-year-old Toronto resident, who imagined becoming an actor and model, instead spent her last few weeks working two full-time retail jobs and confiding in co-workers and Friends about a difficult five-year relationship with her boyfriend.
Ms. ZOIS and a 14-year-old boy were found dead in the woman's Rexdale high-rise apartment after a Christmas Day domestic dispute that turned violent, police said yesterday.
Detective Sergeant Gary GRINTON of the Toronto police homicide squad said the bodies of the two victims weren't discovered until Wednesday night, when a 16-year-old man suffering from knife wounds walked into the 23 Division police station just a few blocks from the high-rise, and led officers to Apartment 217 at Beacon Hill Towers on 2737 Kipling Ave., just north of Finch Avenue West.
"This was a domestic situation that went really bad," Det. Sgt. GRINTON said. "It was one of the nastier ones I've seen… in the 30 years I've been on the job."
Yesterday, police arrested 27-year-old Nana YAW, whom they identified as Ms. ZOIS's common-law partner, and charged him with two counts of second-degree murder. He was also charged with one count each of attempted murder and forcible confinement.
Det. Sgt. GRINTON said Mr. YAW called police from a phone booth near Steeles and Kipling Avenues at about 6 a.m. yesterday and turned himself in. The man underwent surgery for non-life-threatening knife wounds at a Toronto hospital, but Det. Sgt. GRINTON would not say if they were related to the Christmas Day dispute. Police said the two teens were relatives of Ms. ZOIS.
It was no secret to Ms. ZOIS's Friends, co-workers and a neighbour that the woman was in a troubled relationship.
"I knew she was having problems with her boyfriend but I had no idea it was this bad," said a woman who worked with Ms. ZOIS at Fairview Mall's La Senza Girl, and asked that her name not be used.
Darren CEDAR, a man who claims to have had a 10-year online Friendship with Ms. ZOIS, said the woman told him she was scared of her boyfriend and had recently been looking to move out of their shared apartment.
Ingrid WILSON, whose apartment is on the same floor as Ms. ZOIS's, said she frequently encountered the couple in the hallway after they moved in more than a year ago.
"They seemed okay together," she said. "No jealousy."
But recently it seemed trouble was brewing between them, she said, adding that for two weeks she had heard yelling coming from the apartment late at night and early in the morning.
"On the weekends I usually heard lots of fighting on that side. Lots of noise - loud," Ms. WILSON said.
Shiva TAGHANI, who had worked with Ms. ZOIS at La Senza Girl for more than four years, said the woman was "a very hard worker" who spent 100 hours a week at two jobs. Ms. ZOIS also worked at a west-end Wal-Mart.
Ms. ZOIS's profile on the social-networking website Facebook proudly displays a scan of herself on the cover of Wal-Mart Canada's in-house magazine, as well as many self-taken glamour shots and an application where other users can rate her "hotness."
"She always wanted to do more with her life and always wanted to be famous," said Cheyenne KIRBY, who attended Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute with Ms. ZOIS. She said Ms. ZOIS, who had also studied child psychology at Centennial College, had dreamed of becoming a model or an actress.
Yesterday afternoon, Toronto police officers guarded Ms. ZOIS's apartment, which was still a crime scene. With a box of latex gloves and empty bags for evidence collection, they stationed themselves in front of the door, which was stripped of paint and had its peephole taped over.
Det. Sgt. GRINTON said Mr. YAW's forcible-confinement charge stems from the fact that the 16-year-old male who led police to the crime scene was confined in the apartment and at another undisclosed location. The man was treated for his wounds at a Toronto hospital yesterday and released.
Mr. YAW is expected to appear in court today.

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ZOMERFELT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-06 published
LAIRD, Bernice Valerie (née ZOMERFELT)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton on Friday morning, January 5th, 2007 in her 88th year. Bernice LAIRD (née ZOMERFELT) beloved wife of the late George LAIRD. Loving mother of Mary Jane MONAHAN and her husband John and Roberta RYAN and her husband Doug. Loving grandmother of Lori and Lisa MONAHAN and Alicia and Chris RYAN. Special friend of Alvin WARD and family. Bernice was born July 4th, 1919 in Duluth, Minnesota to parents John and Victoria ZOMERFELT. Predeceased by her older brother Walter and his wife Evelyn. Beloved sister of Raymond ZOMERFELT and his wife Donna of Duluth, Minnesota. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends in the United States, and by nephew-in-law Lloyd WAGNER and his wife Alice of Owen Sound, and their family Robert WAGNER and Andrea LAING. Bernice was a cheerful and familiar face to the residents of the Bruce Peninsula and area, because of her many years service in retail business and through her volunteer work in the community. “The greatest reward for serving others is the satisfaction found in your heart.” Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, in Sauble Beach, on Monday afternoon from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. A Rebekah service will be held Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. A celebration of Bernice's life will be conducted from the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, 2006. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Wiarton Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of Gateway Haven, Frank St. Baptist Church, or Friends of the Wiarton Library. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com A crab apple tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bernice.

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ZON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
WILLIAMSON, Carol Ann, B.Sc., LLB
(May 14, 1938-November 22, 2007)
Carol's family is sad to announce her recent passing in Victoria, British Columbia. Carol was raised in Edmonton. She was an intelligent and independent woman who succeeded at many careers, including florist and medical lab technician, prior to finding her calling at law. As a lawyer, she worked for the Federal Department of Justice in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Ottawa, as well as for Teleglobe Canada, and in private practice in Kingston, Ontario. She excelled at her career until her retirement to Westport, Ontario. in 1994. Carol was predeceased in 2002 by her loving husband Col. Jim FLEMING/FLEMMING with whom she enjoyed 20 years happiness. She was also predeceased by her parents, Ruth and Harold (Jeff). Carol leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Bev WAHL (Jim HUCULAK,) of Redcliff, Alberta, and Angelee ZON (Dwayne,) of Edmonton, Alberta; Six grandchildren; One sister, Barbara FUDGE (Ed) of Courtenay, British Columbia; One brother, Stafford Glen WILLIAMSON (Maggie) of Phoenix, Arizona; And her stepmother Ruby WILLIAMSON of Summerland, British Columbia. A celebration of Carol's life will be held in early January at Cobble Hill, British Columbia with the date to be announced. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded through First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Saanich, British Columbia. http://www.firstmemorial.ca/saa nich/sn-condolences.html

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ZORKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-11 published
ZORKIN, Doctor Mladen Giunio
Passed away the evening of December 6th, 2007, peacefully in his sleep at home at the age of 93. Mladen was born in Kotor, Croatia April 20th, 1914, the son of Silvester and Zorka, and grew up in the Mediterranean town of Split. He was the older of two sons. He preserved close ties with his beloved brother Nenad for all of their lives. Mladen exceeded in his studies and obtained a doctorate degree in Roman and Cannon Law at the University of Zagreb, and then went on to practice law in his father's firm until the onset of the Second World War. After narrowly escaping from Croatia to Italy in 1943, Mladen supported the allies in the intelligence community, traveling routinely to London where he had the good fortune to meet his beautiful wife to be, Joy. Immediately after the war, Mladen traveled to North America at the invitation of the Honorable Paul Martin (Senior) to undertake a series of lectures in Canada and the U.S. senate. Joy visited Mladen in Canada a year later and soon married in Victoria, British Columbia in 1947 to then settle in Nanaimo, British Columbia, to start a new life and bring up a family. He began his working career in Nanaimo with the real estate and insurance firm, H.A. Robert's. Through hard work and determination, the firm M.G. Zorkin and Co Ltd was created, a company that played a significant role in the development of Nanaimo as we see it today. He was a visionary and always ahead of his time. One of his business achievements was to build the first shopping center on Vancouver Island, Terminal Park, which is still operating 50 years later. Mladen was also active in the community being involved with the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Malta, the Catholic church, and being President of the Canadian Real Estate Board of Canada. Mladen never lost his ties to Croatia and was very passionate about maintaining the Croatian culture in North America, demonstrated through his involvement with many cultural events and in providing leadership to the Croatian Peasant Party for over forty years. Nonetheless, Nanaimo became his home. His childhood love for the sea never faltered as he enjoyed many years aboard his boat "the Dalmatian" cruising the Gulf Islands with family and Friends. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years Joy, all of his children and their spouses: Jana and Patrick, Deborah, Kristo and Melissa, Niko and Robin; seven grandchildren, Bibijana (Kevin), Beau (Malena), Alexander, Matthew, Nicole, Mackenzie and Dylan, and two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Sophie. He lived his life to the fullest and made life for those around him fun and exciting. He was well known locally, nationally and internationally but will be missed most by his Friends and family who were the most important to him. Good bye Dad, you will be greatly missed. Mass Service will be held at St. Peters Church, Nanaimo, on December 14th at 12 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, donations in memory of Mladen Giunio-Zorkin may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, St. Peters Church, 301 Machleary Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2G8.

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ZORZI o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-18 published
WISMER, Mardonna Alberta (née SYLVEST)
Surrounded by her loving family, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Sunday December 16, 2007. Mardonna WISMER (nee SYLVEST) of Southampton in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Mickey WISMER of Southampton. Proud mother of Anna and her husband Tom ZORZI, Miranda, Cecilia and her husband Rob COWLING all of Southampton and Michael of London. Dear sister of Cecilia and her husband Len JOHNSON of Meaford, Sylvia and her husband Jack GREIG of Owen Sound, Russell and his wife Betty of Shallow Lake, Larry and his wife Florence of Wiarton, Adrian, Raymond and his wife Bonnie, both of Owen Sound, Victor and his wife Freda of Shallow Lake, Jim of Allenford and Brad of Tara. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by her 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Oakley and Florence SYLVEST and her brother Rodney. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home Southampton, on Wednesday December 19, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Rites will be celebrated in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home Southampton on Thursday at 11 a.m. Father Peter MEYER will officiate. Cremation. Interment of Ashes St. Patrick's Cemetery, Southampton. In Lieu of Flowers, Expressions of Remembrance to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a Christmas Wish Program. Parish Prayers will be offered at the Funeral Home Wednesday Evening at 8: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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