BROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
BROW, Robert
(August 30, 1924-July 10, 2008)
After a life of love, generosity and faithful service to the Lord, Bob died peacefully early on July 10th. He will be remembered with thanksgiving by his four children Rachel, Peter, Tim and Susanne; their spouses, and Bob's grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday July 14th at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, 137 Montreal Street, Kingston. There will be a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Kingston.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-23 published
BROWN, Ken
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away January 25, 2007.
A special life has passed from our sight, but never from our hearts.
- Sadly missed by Joyce, Susan, Bob and Lindsay, Pam, Rick, Nicolas and Holly.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-19 published
IRWIN, Gregory Scott
At Rockwood Terrace in Durham, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, formerly of Flesherton in his 43rd year. Beloved husband of Ruthie OTTEWELL of Markdale. Loving father of Dylan and Myles. son of Raymond and his wife Carol and the late Dorothy. Dear brother of Shane (Julie) IRWIN and brother-in-law of Doug (Dorothy) OTTEWELL, Bob (Carol) OTTEWELL, Bonnie (Roy) DAWN, Judy JACKSON, Barb (Paul) McMULLEN, Joan (Neil) McINTYRE, Shirley (Kevin LOUGHEAD) OTTEWELL, Jackie (Dave) BROWN, Billie OTTEWELL, and dear friend Patti OTTEWELL. Uncle to Sasha (Russell) and Sheena, great-uncle to Christian. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services were held from the Markdale Baptist Church (144 Lorne Street, Markdale) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Cremation followed. Memorial contributions to the Huntington Society would be appreciated.
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
BROWN, Ivan and Gary
In loving memory of my husband Ivan, who passed away March 27, 1987… and my son Gary who passed away suddenly March 26, 2007.
Nothing can ever lake away,
The love a heart holds dear.
Fond memories linger every day,
Remembrance keeps them near.
- Love and miss you both, Florence (Mom)
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
BROWN, Ivan
March 27, 1987.
Dad… so many images come to mind,
whenever I speak your name
It seems without you in my life,
Things have never been the same.
what happened to all those times
when I always looked to you
No matter what happened
You could make my gray skies blue.
Dad… some days I hear your voice,
and I turn to see your face
Yet in my turning… it seems,
The sound has been erased
Dad… if I could turn back time,
and once more hear your voice
I'd tell you that, out of all the Dad's,
You would still be my choice.
Please always know I love you,
and no one can take your place
Years may come and go,
But your memory will never be erased
Today… Jesus, as You are listening,
in your home above
Would you please go and find my Dad,
And give him all my love.
- Missing you still, Dad, Love, your daughter, "Elizabeth"
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-03-26 published
BROWN, Gary
March 26, 2007.
Gary… I still miss you so!
Had I known that Saturday night,
Would be the last of you, I'd see,
There would have been no other place,
That I'd have wished to be!
We could have stayed… I wish I'd stayed&hellip
To laugh and joke, a couple hours more,
Instead of being "short on time"
And standing at the door&hellip
Was I in too much of a hurry?
Did I miss your look of "worry"?
I wish I'd called to check on you
Maybe… if I'd taken better care of you?
Your hard working hands are forever still,
You have no more long nights to fill.
Our winter roads you no longer plow,
Memories of a wave and a smile, are all we have now.
Your big red truck still flies by,
I miss the times you stopped, just to say hi&hellip
In the cloud of white snow dust, blowing past my door,
Your face… I know… I will see no more.
No warm, summer night rides
On your big, black shiny bike.
Oh, how I miss following&hellip
You… and those tiny blue lights.
I miss the warmth of your home, your rock n roll radio,
I miss Saturday night visits and Sunday dinners so,
I miss the barbecues, and the sunset off your deck,
Even your teasing and the days you gave me heck
I can't believe a year has past,
At first… time stood still… then went so fast
But along the way, it took its toll,
For there's such an emptiness in my soul.
Bubbas has a home brand new,
But she has never forgotten you.
Just wanted you to know… that Cindy said,
"Your clothes, still make, her little bed."
Your Friends still fondly reminisce,
They even drop by, to see you "Sis."
when we get together we always hear your name,
But Gary says, "Things just aren't the same."
I still see the pain, in your Mother's face,
As she tries to keep up to life's fast pace.
A lot of her days are extremely blue,
And I know how much she still misses you.
I remember the night I found you
fishing, how I sat and watched you cast,
How slow the time, "then," did seem to pass.
with the frogs croaking harmony,
your lure to the water "plopped'
Who could have known, the peaceful, "everything's right" feeling,
Could and would… be forever stopped.
One day we'll ride together again, brother.
Always in my memories&hellip
- Love your "Sis" Liz
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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-04 published
GATEMAN, Elmer David
Of R.R.#1 Chesley. Passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Saturday, December 22, 2007 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Laura M. GATEMAN. Loving father of Earl of Goderich and Carl of Mildmay. Cherished grandfather of Aveleigh and Brian. Elmer will be fondly remembered by his siblings, Ray (Sally) GATEMAN of Chesley, Charles (Susan) GATEMAN of Shallow Lake, Helen STANBOROUGH of Wellington and Doris FISHER of Hanover as well as his sister-in-law Delores GATEMAN of Chesley. He was predeceased by his brother Alan and his parents, Ervin and Laverna (WILLOUGHBY) GATEMAN. At Elmer's request, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Elmer's life will be held at the Hanover Pentecostal Church (13494 Bruce Rd. 10) on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 7 p.m. Doug BROWN officiating. Memorial donations to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-05 published
HELLYER, Darlene Marie (née KARN)
Peacefully with her family by her side, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Friday morning, January 4th, 2008. Darlene Marie HELLYER (née KARN,) of Owen Sound, in her 50th year. Dearly beloved wife of William (Bill) HELLYER. Loving mother of Jason (Nicole) HELLYER, of Wiarton and Justin (Trina) HELLYER, of Hepworth. Proud grandmother of William, Makayla and Trey HELLYER. Dear sister of Marilyn (Ben) BROWN, of Petawawa, Larry (Marilyn) KARN, of Windsor, Leone RINGEL, of Owen Sound, Linda (Al) LEONARD, of Windsor, Phyllis VAN- NIEDEK, of Kingston, Jerry (Barb) KARN, of Windsor, Jack (Anne) KARN, of Fergus, Karen (Bill) JONES, of Shallow Lake, Sharen (Wayne) HEWITSON, of Walter's Falls, Terry (Lynn Stewart) KARN, of Shallow Lake and Sammie (Paula McGUINNESS) KARN, of Shallow Lake. Dear daughter-in-law of Mary HELLYER of Wiarton. Darlene will be sadly missed by her in-laws, Carol (Ron) BAIN, of Wiarton, Nancy (Rick) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, of Lion's Head, Jim (Carol SPRUNG) HELLYER, Kathy (Rick) GLASSCO, Ray (Debbie) HELLYER, Tracy (Jim) PORTER and Penny (Brian) MEPSTED, all of Wiarton. Predeceased by her parents, Sam and Elda KARN and her father-in-law, Roy HELLYER. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario (519-376-7492) on Sunday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. only. A Funeral Service for Darlene HELLYER will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 7th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, as your expression of sympathy.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-19 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Ellen Milne (née WEEKS)
Of Wiarton, and formerly of Toronto, peacefully at Gateway Haven on Thursday, January 17th, 2008. The former Ellen Milne WEEKS in her 97th year. Loving wife of the late Leslie HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Cherished mother of Bill and his wife Sandra, of Toronto; and Marian and her husband Norman HAWKINS, of Oliphant. Grandmother of Laurie (Ray GORDON), Lynn (Mark HOLMES), Sue (Gary BROWN), Cathy (partner Tom WHITE/WHYTE), Stephanie, Shannon (Ryan LOW/LOWE/LOUGH), Debbie HAWKINS (partner Susie BAKER,) and Russell HAWKINS (Elvira;) and great-grandmother of thirteen. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Nellie WEEKS. A Celebration of Ellen's Life will be conducted from the chapel of the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Sunday, January 20th at 1 o'clock. Cremation with spring interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Toronto. Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Talking Books, or Wiarton Hospital would be appreciated. In living memory of Ellen an Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-25 published
SCOTT, Joan Louise Isobelle (née ABBOTT)
(Nursing Sister World War 2)
Passed away peacefully, January 21, 2008, in Owen Sound in her 88th year. Predeceased, in 2003, by Maurice S. SCOTT, her cherished best friend and husband. Loving, and much loved, mother of Deborah DOYLE, Patricia SCOTT, and Heather COPELAND. Joan leaves four grandchildren, Jacqueline, Stuart, Patrick and Frances, and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Elinor BREEN, Frances RING and Joyce BROWN. The family is thankful for the wonderful care received from the staff of 4-1 (Grey Bruce Health Services) and Georgian Heights. To her special Friends, Penny, Sophie and Gail, many hugs. A private service was conducted by Rev. Claire MILLER and cremation has taken place. Joan will be remembered for her love of her family, her love of her Lord and her keen wit.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-02 published
PARKER, Helen (née ELIASON)
At Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, on Thursday, January 31, 2008. Helen PARKER (née ELIASON) of Owen Sound in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Howard. Sadly missed by her children Carrie and her husband Ken BROWN, La Donna and her husband Ron BROWN, all of Owen Sound, and Sharon and her husband Murray KINGWELL of Brantford. Also missed by her grandchildren Steve BROWN and his wife Lee Ann, Jason BROWN and his wife Jackie, Christalyn, and Angela KINGWELL, and by great-grandchildren Brook, Brady, Jessica, and Jennifer BROWN. Predeceased by her brother Floyd ANDERSON. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Tuesday, February 5th, 1 hour prior to service time, from 10 o'clock till 11 o'clock. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at 11 o'clock with Pastor Ron BAKER officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Gideons Bible Society would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-11 published
PENNER, Frances (née TILSON)
A resident of Chatham. Frances PENNER died Saturday February 9, 2008 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham at the age of 84. Born in Owen Sound daughter of the late Arthur and Nancy (BROWN) TILSON. Wife of the late Merrill PENNER. Dear mother of Les and Betty PENNER, Chatham. Sister of the late Tom TILSON and John TILSON. Aunt of several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great great-nieces and nephews. Also missed by her special canine friend Kassidy Kate. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday February 12, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow with interment in Owen Sound at a later date. Donations to the Lung Association or the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - Magnetic Resonance Imager Fund appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com McKinlay Funeral Home 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham (519) 351-2040

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-02-15 published
ARNOTT, Catherine Anna “Kay” (née BROWN)
Peacefully at Maple View Long-Term Residence in Owen Sound on Thursday February 14, 2008 in her 89th year. “Kay” was born in her mother's home in Owen Sound on December 26, 1919. Beloved wife for sixty-two years of the late Ormond Alfred “Lou” ARNOTT (passed away 2006.) Beloved mother of Bill ARNOTT (Candace BOUCHARD) and Lynda (Don FRITZSCH.) Grandmother of Paul FRITZSCH (Patricia) of Newmarket and Scott FRITZSCH (Robin) of Minneapolis. Great-grandmother of Catherine Emma FRITZSCH. Remembered by sister-in-law Bernice (Harold BROWN,) of Owen Sound. A loved aunt of many nieces and nephews in Ontario and British Columbia. Predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Tom BROWN and step father Bert FOOTE, her brothers Harold and Lionel BROWN, sisters-in-law Shirley GLADSON (nee ARNOTT) and Evelyn BROWN, brother-in-law Tom ARNOTT and by two nephews Tom BROWN and Wayne PLOMP. Growing up during the depression after losing her father to influenza she learned from her mother how to make meals with limited ingredients and unlimited imagination. She knew how to prepare various dishes from local wildlife when food was scarce. Her baking was done with a “pinch of this, a bit of that” and a “you can tell from the feel when it's ready.&rdquo Her favourite beverage was fresh brewed tea with a “blip of milk”. She would talk about growing up in the area with pleasure and a sparkle in her eye. Backing up the old 10th Street West hill in a Model T Ford, or bundling up and going out to Shallow Lake to visit her uncles in the horse drawn sleigh were some of her stories. Her joy as a child was going to Sauble River and spending time fishing and swimming. After high school she attended the Northern School of Business. She learned important skills of the day which included dictation, typing, filing and accounting. She met and married Lou in early 1944 and traveled with him to Truro, Nova Scotia while he was stationed at Camp Debert and while he was in England. After the war ended and Lou was discharged from the forces they returned to Owen Sound to raise their family. She worked for several downtown businesses setting up bookkeeping and accounting systems. Kay worked for the Owen Sound Parks Board and took the job as office manager when the Owen Sound Health Unit was formed in 1963 and stayed until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of the Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club for many years and enjoyed traveling. She volunteered with Red Cross Blood Donation program for many years and was also a member of the Owen Sound Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Coming from pioneering stock she was a pioneer herself. She kept the family finances in order, worked a full time job and ensured that her kids were taken care of. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday February 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Branch #6 Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation, or The Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-03 published
KNOWLES, Shirley Ann
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Friday February 29, 2008. Shirley Ann KNOWLES of Southampton in her 76th year. Daughter of the late Albert and Gladys KNOWLES. Special friend of Jean INNES and of Jean's niece, Jeane INNES both of Southampton. Cherished sister of Eileen WINTON of Unionville. Also survived by her aunt Isabel HOWKE of Southampton, by her sisters-in-law, Helen KNOWLES of Toronto, Lois KNOWLES of Ajax and by her brother-in-law John McPHIE of Ajax. Proud and loving aunt of her many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by her cousins Lorna BROWN, Arlene Knowles LETHEREN, Trudy HOWKE and Jane and Roy OLDFIELD. Fondly remembered by her former students and by her Friends of the Toronto and Southampton communities and of the Southampton United Church. Predeceased by her brothers, Bert, Roy, Wilfred, William, Warren, Bruce, Carl, by her sisters, Jean McPHIE and Velma HALNAN and by her beloved friend Mabel BEAVAN. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Tuesday March 4, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Time to Celebrate the Life of Shirley Ann KNOWLES will be conducted at the Southampton United Church, Southampton on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Reverend Keith REYNOLDS will officiate. Cremation. Interment of Ashes Pine Hills Cemetery Toronto, at a later date. Expressions of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-06 published
GATES, John Gordon
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton Tuesday afternoon March 4, 2008. John GATES of R.R.#3, Hepworth at the age of 45. Former husband of Rose BROWN. Loving father of Amanda DEW and Daniel GATES both of Edmonton. Lovingly remembered by his two grandchildren. Loved son of Dawn GATES of R.R.#1, Hepworth and the late Richard GATES. Dear brother of Phyllis HIGHFIELD of New Brunswick, Paul and his wife Debbie of R.R.#3, Hepworth and Marty of his wife Tammy of R.R.#5, Owen Sound. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Major Grace YOUNG officiating. Spring interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of John by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-13 published
IRWIN, Gregory Scott
At Rockwood Terrace in Durham, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, formerly of Flesherton in his 43rd year. Beloved husband of Ruthie OTTEWELL of Markdale. Loving father of Dylan and Myles. son of Raymond and his wife Carol and the late Dorothy. Dear brother of Shane (Julie) IRWIN and brother-in-law of Doug (Dorothy) OTTEWELL, Bob (Carol) OTTEWELL, Bonnie (Roy) DAWN, Judy JACKSON, Barb (Paul) McMullen, Joan (Neil) McIntyre, Shirley (Kevin Loughead) OTTEWELL, Jackie (Dave) BROWN, Billie OTTEWELL and dear friend Patti OTTEWELL. Uncle to Sasha (Russell) and Sheena, great uncle to Christian. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held from Markdale Baptist Church (144 Lorne Street, Markdale) on Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial contributions to the Huntington Society.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-20 published
PLASKETT, Jean Elaine (formerly WOODCOCK, née EGERTON)
Of Chesley, passed away peacefully at Saint Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in her 82nd year. Dear mother of Janis (Dave) SMALL of Kincardine, Tim (Barb) WOODCOCK of London, Bob (Janice) WOODCOCK of Oakville and Dennis (Veronica) PLASKETT of Chesley. Loving grandmother of Geoffrey, Chris and Brent SMALL Thomas and Robert WOODCOCK; Lauren and Mallory WOODCOCK; Jonathan and Taylor PLASKETT and great-grand_son Owen. Sadly missed by her brother Stanley EGERTON of Burlington as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her first husband Thomas WOODCOCK, second husband Gordon PLASKETT, brothers Jim, George and Frank, and her parents, Frank and Jean (BROWN) EGERTON. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, Chesley on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 1 p.m. Spring interment in Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-24 published
BROWN, William Charles
At South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Saturday, March 22, 2008. Husband of the late Grace BROWN (née KIDDLE.) Bill BROWN of Durham, formerly of Owen Sound in his 90th year. Dear father to Darlene and her husband Brad SPRAGUE, of Walkerton. Sadly missed by his granddaughter Hayley SPRAGUE, by step-grandchildren, Joshua SPRAGUE and Tanya FAWCETT, and by his step-great-granddaughter, Jodi FAWCETT. Also survived by his sister-in-law, Iva BROWN of Mitchell. Predeceased by his son Larry, brothers Jack, and George, and by sisters Winnie GRAHAM, Nora BROADHAGEN, and Christina BROWN. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 o'clock. Reverend David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Rockwood Terrace Nursing Home would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-28 published
BROWN, Joan Marie (PARKER)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Joan Marie BROWN (PARKER) of Markdale, formerly of Guelph in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Ivan BROWN. Dear mother of Peter BROWN (Lesley SNEDDON) of Carleton Place, Terry BRODIE (Ray LEWIS) of Markdale, Rebekah THEODORE of Guelph and Virginia STEFFLER (Glenn) of Markham. Grandmother of Matthew, Heather and Evan BRODIE, Madeleine and Abraham THEODORE, Isobel BAKER- BROWN, Emerson and Benjamin STEFFLER. Sister of Doreen MORROW, Barbara MORROW, David PARKER and Walter PARKER. Predeceased by brother Roland. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday March 29th at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-28 published
HOLLIDAY, Mary Lou
At Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Wednesday March 26th, 2008. Mary Lou (Rae) HOLLIDAY of R.R.#4, Mount Forest in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Gordon HOLLIDAY. Loved mother of Diane CORLEY and husband David of Mount Forest, Gerald HOLLIDAY and wife Angeline of Mount Forest, Craig HOLLIDAY and wife Alison of Durham and accepted as family Tim Summers and wife Cathy of Durham. Loving grandmother to her 16 grandchildren and great-grand_son. Dear sister of Carson and Norma RAE of Stewart Town, Delton and Fern RAE of Clifford, Robert and Eileen RAE of Mount Forest, Ormand and Alice RAE of Mount Forest, Arnold and Marilyn RAE of Fergus, Laverne and Irene RAE of Clifford, David and Ruth RAE of Guelph, Shirley and Lloyd BROWN of Blenheim, Edna and Donald JACKSON of Troy, Michigan, Dorothy and Robert FERGUSON of Mount Forest. Predeceased by sisters Norma (Mrs. Ross BRADSHAW) and Betty (Mrs. Stan GROFF). Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday at the Mount Forest Pentecostal Church from 12: 30 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment at Cochrane Cemetery. Memorial donations to Missions International or the Mount Forest Pentecostal Church would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-31 published
OSBORNE, Anne (née OTICHEVICH)
Peacefully at Country Lane Nursing Home in Chatsworth on Saturday, March 29, 2008. Annie OSBORNE (née OTICHEVICH) of Owen Sound in her 87th year. Wife of the late William OSBORNE. Dear mother of John OSBORNE and his wife Peggy of Manson Creek, British Columbia, Jim OSBORNE and his wife Anne SIMKINS of Annan, Carol and her husband Bob YOUNG of Walters Falls, Marie and her husband Bob YATES and Kathy and her husband Jim BROWN all of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by twelve grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Mike SANDERS and her sisters Mary JONES and Kay LOMBARDI all of Toronto. Predeceased by her brother John and her sisters Penny and Betty. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock with Pastor Mark LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-01 published
KELLEY, Dorothy Ella (née FLEWWELLING)
On Monday, March 31st, 2008, she was reunited with her beloved husband, Melvin. Dorothy Ella KELLEY (née FLEWWELLING,) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Dear mother of Sheila (Dennis BROWN,) of Barrie, Mike (Annette,) of Meaford, Corky (Lori), of Prince George, British Columbia, Brenda (Royce BAUER,) of Owen Sound, Brett (Karen,) of Victoria, British Columbia, Valerie, of Barrie and Joy, of Barrie. Loving grandmother to Rebecca, James, Brandon, Stephen, Cassandra, Mouse, Ian, Ashley, Amy, Mike, Rhiannon, R.J., Trisha, Caitlin, Jordan and Shauntay. Also loved by great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Aubriellle. Sister of Anna CULP, of Drayton and Marjorie LEGATT, of Orangeville. Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Ella FLEWWELLING, brothers, Oliver, Brett and Stewart and sisters, Evelyn SAGE, Mildred HUCK and Hulda CUNNINGHAM. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Dorothy KELLEY will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment in Drayton Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the C.N.I.B. as your expression of sympathy.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-16 published
MCINNES/MCINNIS, Florence Elizabeth
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Sunday April 13, 2008. Florence (Toody) MCINNES/MCINNIS of Hanover and formerly of Tara in her 60th year. Dear mother of Thomas BROWN of Toronto, daughter of Florence MCINNES/MCINNIS and sister of Carol, Mrs. Allen GOLEM all of Chesley. Predeceased by her father Horace MCINNES/MCINNIS. Toody will be dearly missed by all her nieces and nephews and by her many, many Friends. A time of fellowship and remembrance will be held at the Tara Legion on Friday, April 18, from 1: 00 to 3: 00 p.m. where lunch will be provided. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Lung Association or to the Cerebral Palsy Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-17 published
HARRISON, Norman William
Of Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, formerly of Chesley, passed away in Nova Scotia on Saturday, April 12, 2008 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Patricia KENT (1991.) Loving father of Timothy (Sandy) of Brampton, Lynda (Les) JANKE of Williamsford, Patrick of Aurora, Norman (Patricia) of Chesley, Loraine (Rob) KARL of Hanover, Andrew (Julie) of Peabody and Kelly (Jan) of Elmwood. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Stephanie, Charlie, Jennifer, Jay, Vaughn, Amanda, Leanne, Cody, Tyler, Emma, Ben, Liam and Ashley as well as great-grand_son Gavyn. He will be fondly remembered by his son-in-law Bruce VICKERS of Newmarket; Judy LOUKRAS of Peterborough; dearest Friends Gordon and Cathy BOUTILIER of Sheet Harbour and his canine companion Purdy. Predeceased by his daughter Jo-Ann VICKERS; sons Basil and Michael; sister Jean TODD; and his parents, William and Isabelle (BROWN) HARRISON. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-30 published
BROWN, Hannah Maud
Of Wiarton passed away peacefully on Friday, April 25, 2008 in her 99th year. Cherished mother of Marian THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Linda FORBES (Bob HOPPS,) both of Wiarton. Special grandmother of Bob (Trish) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Ann LAROCK, Margaret (Pat) KELLY and Tony (Dawn) FORBES. Fondly remembered by grand daughter-in-law Joyce THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. She will be sadly missed by 10 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, her brother Robert JONES of Port Elgin and many nieces and nephews. Hannah was predeceased by her husband Jim (1995), sons-in-law Douglas THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Terry FORBES, grand_sons Jim and Ron THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. In respect of Hannah's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 1: 00 p.m. until 2: 00 p.m. There will be a Rebekah Lodge Service at 2:00 p.m. with the memorial service to celebrate Hannah's life immediately following. Interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Donations made to the Diabetes Association or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-07 published
SANDINK, Aaltje (née HULZEBOSCH) “Alice&rdquo
Peacefully, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington surrounded by her family, the Lord took to Himself Aaltje (Alie) “Alice” SANDINK, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Hendrik SANDINK. Loving mother of John and Tina SANDINK, Albert and Rosemary SANDINK, Johanna BROWN, Jane and Herman HARSEVOORT, Henry and Attie SANDINK, Zwier SANDINK, Ava SANDINK, Hans and Lesia SANDINK, Luke and Sandra SANDINK, Gary SANDINK, Alice and Gerard PARKER, and Michael and Fran SANDINK. Predeceased by her son Herman and infant daughter Dina. Loved Opoe and Grandma of thirty-three grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Herman and Willie HULZEBOSCH and sister-in-law of Femmie HULZEBOSCH of The Netherlands. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens), Burlington (905-527-0405) on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Ebenezer Canadian Reformed Church, 607 Dynes Road, Burlington on Friday May 9th, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Doctor G. (Bert) NEDERVEEN officiating. Interment Lowville United Church Cemetery. If so desired, expressions of sympathy to Anchor would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements by Henry SIEDERS, Funeral Director.) Please sign the online Book of Condolence at www.baygardens.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-12 published
GLOVER, David Beatty
At the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Sunday, May 11, 2008. Dave GLOVER, of Meaford at the age of 85. Predeceased by his beloved wife, the former Mildred “Millie” GRANTHAM, in January 1993. Loved father of Kurt GLOVER and his wife Michelle of Penetanguishene and predeceased by a son David in 1975 and a daughter Dale SMITH in 2007 and remembered by his son-in-law Steven SMITH of Lafontaine. Sadly missed 'Poppa' of Evan and Morgan GLOVER and Eric and Craig SMITH. Dear brother of Betty RUMMEL of Wasaga Beach and brother-in-law of 'Bus' BROWN of Owen Sound and Doris GLOVER of Niagara. Predeceased by three brothers and two sisters and fondly remembered uncle of several nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., in Meaford on Tuesday from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Christ Church Anglican in Meaford on Wednesday May 14 at 11: 00 a.m. with committal and interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-06-16 published
McGILLIVRAY, Clarence Donald
Peacefully, at Hampton Court Retirement Villa, Southampton, on Sunday June 15, 2008. Clarence McGILLIVRAY in his 88th year. Husband of the late Marion McKechnie McGILLIVRAY (LAMONT.) Dear father of Byron of Edmonton, Ian of Toronto, Rod and his wife Lynda of Toronto, Elaine of Calgary and Yvette of Toronto. Dear brother-in-law of Kent LAMONT of Port Elgin, Alex LAMONT and his wife Wilda of Saugeen Township, Fraser LAMONT and his wife Dorothy of Bruce Township, and brother-in-law of Eunice EMMERTON of Bruce Beach and of Sheila LAMONT of Brampton. Proud grandfather of Melissa, Daniel, Nathan, Alexander, Katherine and great-grandfather of Dante and Sebastian. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, by his special Friends of Hampton Court Villa and his many Friends throughout the County of Bruce. Predeceased by his parents, J.D. and Mabel McGILLIVRAY, by his infant daughter, Brenda (1951,) by his sister Lillie and her husband Lloyd BROWN and by his brothers, Harvey and his wife Rita and Wilmer. At Clarence's request his body has been donated to Science. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Clarence McGILLIVRAY will be conducted in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Friday June, 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. Reverend Henry SIKKEMA, Knox Presbyterian Church, Tara, will officiate. A time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Family Centre of the Funeral Home. Following research, Interment of Ashes, Lovat Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to Knox Presbyterian Church, Tara, the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Charity of your Choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-05 published
KYLE, Alexander " Sandy"
At Orillia on Monday, June 23rd, 2008 in his 84th year, Alex KYLE formerly of Owen Sound. Beloved husband of the late Jean Marie KYLE (née BROWN.) Much loved father of Barry and his wife Dianne of Cumberland Beach, Nancy and her husband Aldo DICARLO of Mississauga. Loving grandfather of Sean and Ryan. Dear brother of Jeanne FIEGEHEN of Owen Sound, Lorne of Owen Sound, Gordon of Richmond Hill, Shirley BROWN of Brampton and the late Bill and Jim. Lovingly remembered by his good friend Esther MORRIS of North York. A service of remembrance will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #34, 215 Mississauga St. E., Orillia on Saturday, July 12th at 1: 45 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and will be received by the Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James Street E., Orillia L3V 1L1 866-399-6499.

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BROWN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-07-21 published
BROWN, Miriam Katherine (née REINHART)
Peacefully, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Friday, July 18th, 2008, aged 93 years, at the Elgin Lodge Retirement Home, Port Elgin. She was predeceased by her husband Clarke, her sons, Rev. Douglas and Larry and by her parents, J. Wesley and Ethel REINHART. Miriam is survived by her beloved sister Joyce STOW of Southampton and her grandchildren Margo BROWN, Jennifer NORDEEN, Monique MARTIN and Annelise LOVELL. She will be fondly remembered by her four great-grandchildren, step-son Bryan JONES, nephew Rick STOW, niece Nancy STOW, great-nephew Stefan POHL, two great-nieces, the staff and residents at Elgin Lodge and by many cousins, neighbours, Friends, as well as her special friend and caregiver, Valerie FULHAM. Miriam will be remembered for her strong faith, zest for life, her terrific sense of humour and her fondness for her dog, Gordie. A Celebration of Miriam's Life will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 26th, 2008 in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, with Reverend Allan PERKS officiating. Private Interment of Ashes, Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Gideon Society or to the Charity of your Choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-06-25 published
David (Mosquito) Onezime AIABENS
In loving memory of David (Mosquito) Onezime AIABENS, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday June 20th, 2008, 80 years old.
(April 23, 1928 - June 20, 2008.) Beloved husband of Celina (BEBAMIKAWE) AIABENS. Loving son of Louis and Theresa (née TRUDEAU,) both predeceased. Loving father to Jean, Bruno, Bruce (Sandra), Bernice, Debbie (Theodore),
Ann, Carol, Joyce, Paula (Mike) and Paulette (Phil). Dear brother to
Celina PHESANT, Rita WEMIGWANS, Charlotte LEWIS, and Mabel MacINTOSH (Al.) Predeceased by brothers John and Jonas AIABENS. Survived by brothers-in-law Ambrose BEBAMIKAWE (Rosemary,) Clement BEBAMIKAWE (Doreen,) and Clifford BEBAMIKAWE (Loretta.) Loving Godfather to special Godchildren Vita Ann WEMIGWANS, Mary BEBAMIKAWE, David Melvin FLAMAND, Jacqueline MANITOWABI, Ronnie RECOLLET, Rubine BONDY, Urban MEJAKI, Hilda PHEASANT JACKO and Rosemary ROY (predeceased.) Will be sadly missed by 23 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and Friends. David worked for KVP, BROWN EB Eddy Company for over 35 years until he retired. He enjoyed many activities with his family such as gardening and being outdoors. He loved playing cards and board games, playing the guitar and singing. He had a great sense of humour and loved teasing his nieces, nephews and cousins as well as spending time with his dogs. Resting at Saint Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Funeral Mass in Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong, Ontario Monday June 23rd, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment in the Wikwemikong Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, Sudbury. Friends called Saturday after 1 pm. Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at www.lougheed.org.

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BROWN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-07-02 published
Cecilia (Cissie) SIM (née MAGUIRE)
In loving memory of Cecilia (Cissie) SIM, (July 9, 1898 - June 29, 2008)
who passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29th, 2008 after 109 years of
life on Manitoulin Island. Cecilia is now reunited in heaven with her
late husband Grenville who passed away in 1975. Loving mother to Cora
(Glen) and Roberta (Carl, predeceased). Cecilia was predeceased by
brothers and sisters Esther, George, John, Edith, Mary, Owen, Oswald and
William. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Sandie COND, Lynn
(Judy) COND, Larry (Kerrie) COND, Robert BROWN, Gary (Christie) BROWN,
Janice (Gerry) BROWN, Michael (Shelley) BROWN, Heather (James) NICHOLS,
Anne (Barry) McDONALD, Bonnie (Jamie) DOWHANIUK, Frances (Tony) BRUYNS,
David (Marnie) BROWN, Mary (Oscar) SIMIONI, her 31 great grandchildren,
and her 4 great great grandchildren. Visitation will take place Friday,
July 4th from 7 pm to 9 pm at Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Funeral
service will be held on Saturday, July 5th at 2 pm at Knox United Church
officiated by Reverend Martin GARNISS. Funeral arrangements by Island
Funeral Home. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. In memoriam donations
may be made to Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary, Centennial Manor in Little
Current or Knox United Church.

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BROWN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-07-23 published
Cecilia (Cissie) SIM was an eyewitness to three centuries
By Michael Erskine
MANITOULIN – She was the queen of Squirreltown, the revered matriarch of
a storied family and a woman whose love and compassion inspired everyone
she met in the course of a life that spanned nearly 110 years and three
of the most interesting centuries of human endeavour.
“She was certainly the Island’s oldest resident,” said great-nephew Rob
MAGUIRE of Manitowaning. “When you think about it, she wasn’t that far
off being one of the oldest people in the world.”
Mr. MAGUIRE gave testimony to the life of his great aunt and her impact
on him. “She was always there and I never, ever, heard her say a bad
thing about anybody,” he said. “We all cherished aunt Cissie – I feel
blessed to have known her.”
Mr. MAGUIRE said that the measure of a person’s impact on the world could
often be seen in the values of the families they build. “She epitomized
what family is all about – loving, caring and sharing,” he said. “You
look at the BROWN and COND families and they are full of loving, caring
people – that came down from Aunt Cissie.”
Mrs. Sim was born Cecilia MAGUIRE on July 9, 1898. She was born to John
and Cecilia MAGUIRE on a farm in Bidwell, moving with her parents to the
farm in Hilly Grove when she was about a year old. She remained on that
farm until her marriage to Grenville Sim in the Hilly Grove United Church
on July 8, 1924. It was a love affair that lasted until Mr. Sim died in 1975.
“Mom used to always say that her birthday present that year was my dad,”
said Roberta BROWN, “She loved him very much.”
Mrs. BROWN and her sister Cora COND of Sault Sainte Marie were the two
children born to Cissie Sim and her husband. There were 13 grandchildren
and 31 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. It is said
that few families even know their ancestors names back past two
generations, let alone recall three generations back. For the descendants
of Cissie Sim, they actually met and knew her, and were privy to her
stories of life in another age.
“We were truly blessed,” said Mr. MAGUIRE.
Mrs. Sim excelled in the role of farmer’s wife and pioneer – but she was
far from being of rough stock. “Oh how mumma could bake,” recalled Mrs.
COND. “She could work all day in the kitchen baking and not get a spot of
flour on her clothes – she was spotless.”
Mrs. Sim also excelled as the consummate seamstress. “My mother’s mother
was a seamstress in Scotland,” said Mrs. BROWN. “I guess she passed it
down to momma. Cora is a good seamstress too – but I think it passed me
by.” Mrs. BROWN recalled that her mother made most of the family’s
clothes. “I think I was about 16 before I got my first store-bought coat.”
Mrs. Sim was always impeccably groomed and stylishly dressed – whether
she was on her way to play in the United or Anglican Church.
“I remember a story about the Anglican minister at the time, a Mr.
Peltier – quite a character, a jolly, huge man,” said Mrs. COND. “He told
his parish council that: ‘We will hire Cecilia Sim to play the organ at
the same price as last year.’ Of course she played for nothing. She never charged.”
Life was not easy for the Sim family, having lived through the Great
Depression – not to mention the stringent rationing of two world wars –
but perspective is enlightening. Her favorite epoch, she said in her
final years, was the Depression.
“Leave it to this amazing woman to see the good in such a devastating
time,” said Jamie Dowhaniuk, a great-grand_son-in-law during the eulogy he
delivered at her service. “She said it (the Depression) was good because
it was a time that brought people together.”
Mrs. Sim would say hello to everyone she met – in the grocery store,
getting the mail, just walking down the street. “She always said, “You
never know when your paths will cross again,” recalled Mrs. BROWN.
Cissie Sim was witness to the transition from horse and buggy to
spaceships – it is impossible for a third millennium mind to fully grasp
the changes she had seen. Her husband always farmed with a horse, never
even owning a tractor, even though he farmed right into the 1970s.
Asked what the best technological advance had been, she without
hesitating would reply ‘hydro,’ recalled Mrs. BROWN. “If you could
imagine, she always kept the family’s clothes spotless, even the whites,
and she did it all with her bare hands and a washboard.”
Although hydro may have freed Mrs. Sim from the drudgery of the
washboard, not everything about it was sublime.
“She would never cook the turkey in the electric stove,” recalled Mrs.
COND. “She said it tasted better (from a wood-fired oven.”) Mrs. Sim
would somewhat less than affectionately refer to the electric stove
as “that thing.” The dishwasher was known even less lovingly as “the
animal.”
“Given the choice,” said Mr. Dowhaniuk, “she would have starved “the
animal” and done all of her dishes by hand.”
Mrs. Sim continued to wash her own windows into her 90s.
Mr. Dowhaniuk listed the lessons his great-grandmother Cissie imparted to
her Friends and family through example in her long life.
“Treat everyone with kindness. She said hello to people she met on the
street, in stores, at doctor’s offices…’You never know’ she would
say ‘Our paths may not cross again.’
Any guests to her home were given a most genuine heartfelt welcome and
the royal treatment after that – starting with a scrumptious tea party.
They were never rushed out or made to feel they were imposing. In fact,
when guests announced it was time to leave, they were met with
resistance – ‘You can’t leave yet.’
Another lesson learned, continued Mr. Dowhaniuk, was to “support your
family. The story that comes to mind happened when she wanted her sister
Mary Lane to move in with her so that grandma could look after her. She
was inconsolable when she was told that it was not a good idea – after
all she was only 95 and needed to look after her sister.”
Mrs. Sim garnered useful habits through her life, he said, including
to “be resourceful and conserve. Grandma modeled this behaviour and it no
doubt came as a result of living through the Depression and two world
wars having lived through times when flour and sugar were rationed. Those
experiences develop life-long habits of conservation – always using the
outhouse to conserve the well water, using cereal bags to wrap food, and
using a peeler instead of a knife so as not to cut too much of the
vegetable off.”
“Take care of yourself. Grandma Cissie was very active and fit as an
equal partner on the farm. She always looked her best, whether she was
working in the fields, painting her fence, washing windows – she was
always decked out, hair done, nails done, and dressed to the nines,” said
Mr. Dowhaniuk. “Although she paid a lot of attention to her outer
wrapping, we all know her true beauty was on the inside. And taking care
of yourself also involves living with your eyes open – as big as saucers,
maybe, and standing up for what you believe.”
But perhaps the most important lesson of all Mr. Dowhaniuk related during
his eulogy was to: “Live your love. Grandma Cissie modeled a loving
relationship with Grenville, the love of her life. I’ve often heard of
those wishing to pattern their love after their relationship. They met in
a one-room schoolhouse, were married in 1924, and the rest, as they say,
is history. Their thorough love was apparent in their marriage as they
worked together, and played together. Whether it was their fifth, 15th or
50th anniversary year, there they were, sitting side-by-side in whatever
mode of transportation they had at the time. She has missed him so much
these past 33 years – there wasn’t a day that she didn’t miss him, not a
day didn’t think of him and look forward to being reunited with him. They
say absence makes the heart grow fonder – oh my goodness. If you saw how
much in love they were, just imagine augmenting that over 33 years –
that’s life-long love.”
Cissie Sim lived a fruitful life and she left behind a legacy to her
community. That legacy will span 10 times 10 the long years of her life
here, on earth. She embodied all that is right and good in the rural
lifestyle.

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BROWN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-08-27 published
Sharon Rose GILCHRIST BROWN
On Monday, August 18, 2008, Sharon Rose Gilchrist BROWN reluctantly
passed away with her beloved husband Paul BROWN by her side. Sharon leave
behind her precious boys, Adam and Alexander BROWN. They will be forever
loved by their mother. Sharon is also survived by her parents Gib and
Donna Gilchrist of Spring Bay, Ontario, sisters Sarah Bowerman (Merv) of
Spring Bay, Lorna Tremblay (Roger) of Wahnapatae, Alma Sarazin (Gerry) of
Garson, brother David Gilchrist of Spring Bay and many nieces, nephews,
cousins and Friends all over the world. Sharon was born in Elliot Lake
and raised in Sudbury and Manitoulin Island. After a 25+ year career at
the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Sharon hopes that her
work has resulted in the improvement of the lives of injured workers.
Sharon also hopes that her contribution to the Association of Workers
Compensation Boards of Canada will lead to a National Day of Mourning on
April 28, symbolized by the black candle. Visitation was at Smith's
Funeral Home, Burlington, Ontario on Wednesday, August 20 and Thursday,
August 21. A funeral service was celebrated on Friday, August 22 at
Smith's Funeral Home. Interment at Burlington Memorial Gardens. If
desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice or the
Juravinski Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-09-24 published
Mary Eliza Jane MATHESON
In loving memory of Mary Eliza Jane Matheson, January 11, 1908 -
September 15, 2008. Mary Matheson, a resident of Gore Bay, died at the
Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya, on Monday, September 15, 2008 at the
age of 100 years. She was born on Barrie Island, daughter of the late
Thomas and Eliza Jane (Vancise) Allan. Mary had worked in Saint Catharines
and Toronto before her marriage to Gordon Matheson in 1940. Mary worked
with Gordon on the farm until they moved to town. She had a wide range of
interests including gardening and growing flowers, crocheting, knitting,
tatting and embroidery. She was a member of the Ice Lake Women's
Institute, the Homemakers Club and a 4H Club Leader. Mary also was a
member of Lyons Memorial United Church. Mary was predeceased by her
beloved husband Gordon, on November 17, 2004. Loving and loved mother of
Nancy and her husband Archie Panton and Mary Lou Harper, husband Norman
predeceased. Proud grandmother of Richard and Sheila Panton, Deborah and
Ron BROWN, Stephen Harper, Luanne and Roland Gervais and Krista Harper
and her best friend Gordon Gapp and great grandchildren Sabrina, R.J. and
Keisha Panton and Joshua and Kayla BROWN. Predeceased by sisters Edna
Matheson, Pearl Wilson, Lottie Armstrong, Clara Bailey, Catherine
Matheson and brother Jim Allan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Wednesday. The funeral
service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Thursday, September
18, 2008 at 11.00 a.m. with Pastor Maxine McVey officiating. Interment in
Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the CNIB, Lyons Memorial
United Church, the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or the charity of your
choice would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.

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BROWN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2008-11-19 published
EADIE--In loving memory of Johnny Eadie, 1916 - 1943.
The ballad of Johnny Eadie
It was on a winter’s day when Johnny Eadie sailed away
To old England far across the deep blue sea.
And his heart was gay and light to be in the freedom fight,
This young Canadian who had dreams of victory.
‘Cause in time they were to come against the foe.
And as he marched he had good faith in the famous forty-eighth,
Those brave highlanders of Canada’s pride and show.
Refrain
Oh, Johnny Eadie we salute you
You’re just one who helped to see we did not fall,
And our courage and great endurance
Will forever be remembered by us all.
In the year of forty-three, on the isle of Sicily
This lad, he fell for his dear Canadian land.
And his duty it was done, in a battle that was won,
But young Johnny did not live to see the end.
He now lies ‘neath foreign soil
Where Sicilians live and toil
And his grave is there to see e’re you may pass.
He was killed in No Man’s Land
For the liberty of man, now his cross stands there, a symbol of his great task.
Oh, Johnny Eadie we salute you
You are the one who helped to see we did not fall
And your courage and great endurance will
Forever be remembered by us all.
Written by Stanley J. MILLS who grew up in Little Current and was in the same regiment as Johnny EADIE.
Joyce BROWN.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-16 published
MILLER, Earl Truman
A resident of Ridgetown, Earl MILLER passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Friday, February 15, 2008 at the age of 88. Born in Hamilton, son of the late Harry and May GREENWAY) MILLER. Beloved husband of the late Pauline (WILKINSON) MILLER (2000.) Dear father of Tim MILLER of Ridgetown. Brother of Allen and Ruby MILLER of Caledonia, Neil and Norma MILLER of Burlington, and the late Lloyd and Connie MILLER. Brother-in-law of Ethel BROWN of Harrow and the late Roy WILKINSON Sr. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Monday, February 18, 2008 from 12: 45 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Funeral Service will immediately follow at the Funeral Home at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Dwight HOLDITCH officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
MINIELLY, Lillie Fern
Peacefully at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Site-Bluewater Health in Petrolia on Saturday, February 16th, 2008. Lillie Fern MINIELLY of Petrolia, formerly of Watford in her 99th year. Lillie is survived by her loving children Allan and Betty, Wayne and Carolyn, Ivan and Florrie, Clare and Jane, Royce and Marilyn and Elaine and Ray. Predeceased by son Ross (1994) and survived by daughter-in-law Caroline MINIELLY and also predeceased by son Ralph (1936.) Lillie will be sadly missed by 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Remembered by sisters Edna BROWN, Ada PIERCE and Marjorie McDONALD. Survived by sister-in-law Ruth MINIELLY. Private family services have taken place with interment at Alvinston Cemetery. A public memorial service will take place at a later date. Donations to the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Site-Bluewater Health Foundation (Petrolia Cataract Clinic) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Harper Funeral Home in Watford (519-876-2218). Donations and condolences may be left online at www.harperfuneralhome.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-21 published
MOODIE, Irvine Watson
On Tuesday, February 19th, 2008, in his 74th year after a short illness. Husband of 49 years of Anita (CASSIS) MOODIE. Born in Saint Thomas on June 14th, 1934 to the late James and Janet (IRVINE) "Babe" MOODIE. He was employed by the New York Central Railroad for 9 years and then the Saint Thomas Fire Dept. as a First Class Firefighter for over 30 years until his retirement in 1993. Irv is also survived by his two sons Michael and his wife Beverley and David and his wife Darlene all of Saint Thomas; by a brother James Harry MOODIE, London and a sister Janet (Bill) CLINTON of London and sister-in-law Joyce MOODIE, Saint Thomas. Also survived by 4 grandchildren Jaimi-Lee, Kitchener, Adam, Zachary and Alexandra all of Saint Thomas; brothers and sisters in-law Jeanette (Reg) FAUBERT, Saint Thomas; Claudette (Bill) DOBSON, Clearville; Kenneth (Valerie) CASSIS, London; Philip (Lorna) CASSIS, Saint Thomas and Lynda (Ian) CHARLTON, North Carolina and nieces and nephews by an aunt Alice IRVINE, Port Stanley and by a special family friend Mary BROWN, Windsor. Predeceased by sisters Margaret MOODIE and Helen SIMPSON and by a brother Jack. Irvine enjoyed his retirement traveling and being with family. Irv was known by the members of the Department as a "Firefighter's Firefighter". Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre, the A.L.S. or charity of ones choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
McLAUGHLIN, Kathleen Agnes Mudge "Kay"
Died February 24, 2008. She was 92. After a long life, well-lived, our Mother was and always will be loved for her joy, her inspiration, her faith, her relentless optimism and her unconditional love. Her darling Maurice, our Father, died in 1985. Since that time, she depended on and cherished her five daughters, one son and their families: Anne Kathleen McLAUGHLIN (GSIC,) Mary McLAUGHLIN, Margaret McLAUGHLIN, Patricia McLAUGHLIN and her children Matthew and Kate VAUTHIER, Kathy FRAUMENI and her husband John and their children, Colleen and her husband Karl, Mary Kate, Christopher and John Paul, and Ted McLAUGHLIN and his wife Wendy and their children, Tara, Jim and Sean. She will be loved and missed by her New Brunswick family including her brother Vincent and her sister Madelon. Our Aunt Helen BROWN, Mom's dearest eldest sister died in 2004. Their children and grandchildren will miss and mourn their Aunt Kay. Mom attended Normal School in New Brunswick. Soon after, she married Maurice, in 1940. His work took him from New Brunswick to several cities in Ontario, finally to London in 1967 where Mom returned to teaching, having raised her six children. Mom taught in a number of elementary Catholic schools in London. She treasured her students, many of whom continued to visit her after she retired. Her love of children and their education led her to become a Trustee of the London Catholic School Board where she served three terms. Throughout her life she demonstrated leadership whenever and wherever she became involved. At various times and places she served as President of the Catholic Women's League, the Rotary Anns and the Parent-Teacher Association. In her latter years she was the Southwestern Ontario scribe for the International Harvester Retirees Newsletter, a labour of love she continued until age 90. She will be remembered by her Friends as a woman full of laughter who was unstoppable at a Bridge game, never without an opinion, always armed with a good story, and famous for her hats. Friends will be welcomed by the family at Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, at King Street, London, on Tuesday February 26 from 2-4 and 7-9. Father Michael BECHARD will celebrate a funeral Mass of thanksgiving for our Mother's life at The Chapel, Windermere on the Mount, Richmond Street North at Windermere, on Wednesday, February 27, at 1 p.m., followed by interment at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society where our father volunteered for many years, would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-26 published
McLAUGHLIN, Kathleen Agnes Mudge "Kay"
Died February 24, 2008. She was 92. After a long life, well-lived, our Mother was and always will be loved for her joy, her inspiration, her faith, her relentless optimism and her unconditional love. Her darling Maurice, our Father, died in 1985. Since that time, she depended on and cherished her five daughters, one son and their families: Anne Kathleen McLAUGHLIN (GSIC,) Mary McLAUGHLIN, Margaret McLAUGHLIN, Patricia McLAUGHLIN and her children Matthew and Kate VAUTHIER, Kathy FRAUMENI and her husband John and their children, Colleen and her husband Karl, Mary Kate, Christopher and John Paul, and Ted McLAUGHLIN and his wife Wendy and their children, Tara, Jim and Sean. She will be loved and missed by her New Brunswick family including her brother Vincent and her sister Madelon. Our Aunt Helen BROWN, Mom's dearest eldest sister died in 2004. Their children and grandchildren will miss and mourn their Aunt Kay. Mom attended Normal School in New Brunswick. Soon after, she married Maurice, in 1940. His work took him from New Brunswick to several cities in Ontario, finally to London in 1967 where Mom returned to teaching, having raised her six children. Mom taught in a number of elementary Catholic schools in London. She treasured her students, many of whom continued to visit her after she retired. Her love of children and their education led her to become a Trustee of the London Catholic School Board where she served three terms. Throughout her life she demonstrated leadership whenever and wherever she became involved. At various times and places she served as President of the Catholic Women's League, the Rotary Anns and the Parent-Teacher Association. In her latter years she was the Southwestern Ontario scribe for the International Harvester Retirees Newsletter, a labour of love she continued until age 90. She will be remembered by her Friends as a woman full of laughter who was unstoppable at a Bridge game, never without an opinion, always armed with a good story, and famous for her hats. Friends will be welcomed by the family at Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, at King Street, London, on Tuesday February 26 from 2-4 and 7-9. Father Michael BECHARD will celebrate a funeral Mass of thanksgiving for our Mother's life at The Chapel, Windermere on the Mount, Richmond Street North at Windermere, on Wednesday, February 27, at 1pm., followed by interment at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society where our father volunteered for many years, would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-27 published
McFADDEN, Gerald Wilbert
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008. Gerald Wilbert McFADDEN of Rodney in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Annie née HAGERTY (2000.) Lovingly remembered by his wife Pauline McFADDEN (JONGENEELEN.) Step father to Gerry (Linda), Lillian (John), Katherine and Robert (Shelley). Dear brother of Gord (Frances), Ernie (Barb) all of Rodney, Hugh (Joyce) of West Lorne and Betty KEUTCH (Bill) of Rodney. Also survived by his sister-in-law Dorothy McFADDEN of Melbourne and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Otto (74) and Charlotte (93), brothers Glen, Kenneth, Eugene, infant Lloyd and sister Mildred BROWN. Gerry served in the Canadian Forces during World War 2, he was a carpenter and a jack of all trades. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Thursday, February 28th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. Rev. James WHITE/WHYTE officiating. Interment Rodney cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or Calvary United Church would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-28 published
McFADDEN, Gerald Wilbert
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008. Gerald Wilbert McFADDEN of Rodney in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Annie née HAGERTY (2000.) Lovingly remembered by his wife Pauline McFADDEN (JONGENEELEN.) Step-father to Gerry (Linda), Lillian (John), Katherine and Robert (Shelley). Dear brother of Gord (Frances), Ernie (Barb) all of Rodney, Hugh (Joyce) of West Lorne and Betty KEUTCH (Bill) of Rodney, and sister Marie MOORE. Also survived by his sister-in-law Dorothy McFADDEN of Melbourne and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Otto (74) and Charlotte (93), brothers Glen, Kenneth, Eugene, infant Lloyd and sister Mildred BROWN. Gerry served in the Canadian Forces during World War 2, he was a carpenter and a jack of all trades. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Thursday, February 28th, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. Rev. James WHITE/WHYTE officiating. Interment Rodney cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or Calvary United Church would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-01 published
McCONNELL, Chester P.
Peacefully on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, surrounded by his family, Chester P. McCONNELL of London in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Irene M. (BROWN) McCONNELL. Dear father of Bob McCONNELL and his wife Beverly of Burlington, Bill McCONNELL and his wife Joan, Judy WILLIAMS and Barry McCONNELL and his wife Shirley all of London. Dear brother of Edgar McCONNELL and his wife Eva of London. Also loved by his grandchildren Rob and Dawna McCONNELL of Saint Thomas Sean and Pam McCONNELL, Ian and Lorrie McCONNELL of London; Blair McCONNELL of Burlington; Richard and Michelle McCONNELL- BARKER Michael and Tricia McCONNELL of London; Adam and Melani BISHOP of Franklin, Tennessee; Cindy and Frank MARINHO, Ryan and Rachelle WILLIAMS of London; Amber and Sean MELANSON of Milton and Amanda McCONNELL of London, his 15 great-grandchildren and his 2 great-great-grand_sons. Predeceased by his infant son Douglas McCONNELL and his son-in-law Fred WILLIAMS. There will be a private family visitation one hour prior to a private family funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Sunday, March 2nd with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London and area Food Bank, 926 Leathorne Street, London, Ontario N5Z 3M5 or the charity of your choice. Mr. McCONNELL was a former employee of Kelloggs Canada. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-04 published
HARPER, Kenneth G.J. "Ken"
Peacefully surrounded by his family at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, London, on Sunday, March 2, 2008, Kenneth G.J. "Ken" HARPER of London, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Inez (KNOTT) HARPER for 67 years. Loving father of Karen (Bob) CHAPMAN of Stratford, Janice (Ted) BROWN, and Dennis (Darlene) HARPER, all of London. Dear brother of Bob (Marg) HARPER of London. Also loved by his 6 grandchildren Susan, Lisa, Jennifer, Julie (Kevin), Ryan, Sarah, and 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ken are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-08 published
GORRIE, Alva Irene (née DARTT)
Peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, March 7, 2008 Alva Irene GORRIE of Belleville and formerly of London in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Arnold GORRIE (1966.) Dear daughter of the late Foster and Maude DARTT. Loving mother of Maxine and her husband Bob MacDONALD of Belleville and the late Gwen BROWN. Proud grandmother of Michael and Valerie MacDONALD of Wooler, Ontario, Jeffrey and Susan MacDONALD of Belleville, Steven BROWN of London, Chris and Cheryl BROWN of Ilderton, Lori DUNN of Norwood and 5 great-grandchildren: Tyler BROWN, Nicole MacDONALD, Eric MacDONALD, Mitchell MacDONALD and Celynn BROWN. Dear sister of Greta HENDERSON of Truro, Nova Scotia. Loved by her son-in-law Don BROWN of London. Predeceased by her sisters Edna KENNEDY and Mary McKILLOP and her brothers John DARTT and Donald DARTT. Alva will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 from 12-2: 00 p.m. where the Celebration of Alva's Life will follow at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Jim EVANS officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. On-line condolences and donations are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-12 published
LOOMIS, Mamie Elizabeth (née PECO)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Nelson LOOMIS (April 5, 1984) and dearly loved mother of Catherine and her husband Andy BEAUDRY of Saint Thomas, Jean and her husband James BROWN of Guelph, John and his wife Diana LOOMIS of St. Catharines and James and his wife Vicki LOOMIS of St. Catharines. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by three sisters Sister Catherine PECO, O.L.M., Mary IRWIN and Josephine PECO and by 4 brothers Dan, Henry, Caesar and John PECO. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mamie was born in Saint Thomas on March 11, 1914, the daughter of the late Felice and Mary SYLVESTER) PECO. She was a life member of Holy Angels' Church and a 68 year member of the Catholic Women's League. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas until Friday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angels' Church Restoration Fund, Our Lady's Missionary or the charity of choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
LOOMIS, Mamie Elizabeth (née PECO)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Nelson LOOMIS (April 5, 1988) and dearly loved mother of Catherine and her husband Andy BEAUDRY of Saint Thomas, Jean and her husband James BROWN of Guelph, John and his wife Diana LOOMIS of St. Catharines and James and his wife Vicki LOOMIS of St. Catharines. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by three sisters Sister Catherine PECO, O.L.M., Mary IRWIN (Lloyd) and Josephine PECO and by 4 brothers Dan (Emma,) Henry (Evelyn,) Caesar and John (Clare) PECO. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mamie was born in Saint Thomas on March 11, 1914, the daughter of the late Felice and Mary (SYLVESTER) PECO. She was a life member of Holy Angels' Church and a 68 year member of the Catholic Women's League. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas until Friday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angels' Church Restoration Fund, Our Lady's Missionary or the charity of choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-20 published
ATKINSON, Patrick James
Suddenly at University Hospital, March 19, 2008, Patrick James ATKINSON of London in his 52nd year. Beloved partner of Patricia BROWN. Loving step-father of Stephanie. He will be sadly missed by his brothers John, Donny, Chris and Paul and his sisters Debbie, Coleen, Donna, Kathy and Barb as well as many nieces and nephews. The complete funeral service will be held on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Donations in memory of Patrick to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-21 published
BROOKS, Maxwell B. " Max"
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Maxwell B. "Max" BROOKS formerly of Dorchester and Rodney, and presently residing at Parkwood - Veteran's Care in his 87th year. Predeceased by his wife Alice (née BAERT) and also predeceased by his special friend Jean LANGLOIS. Loving father of Ron BROOKS (and his spouse Jacqueline) of Massey and Nancy POWELL (husband Norm) of London. Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Wendy BROOKS. Sadly missed by step-son's Bob BRABANT (wife Shirley) of London and predeceased by Roger BRABANT of Dorchester. Fondly remembered and much loved by his grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Audrey MARSH, Pauline LIVINGSTONE (husband Steel) all of Dorchester and Dorothy CAMPBELL (husband Gerry) of Lombardy and predeceased by brothers Harry and Glen and his sister Merle BROWN. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Dorchester Donnybrook Legion Branch #513 or the London Regional Cancer Program gratefully acknowledged. A Legion Service under the auspices of Dorchester Donnybrook Branch #512 will be held on Monday at 7: 00 p.m.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-21 published
BROWN, Winnifred Pearl
In loving memory of Winnifred Pearl, who passed away March 21, 2005. It broke my heart to lose you But you didn't go alone, Because part of me went with you The day God called you home. Sadly missed and never forgotten, with love your best friend George.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
ATKINSON, Patrick James
Suddenly at University Hospital, March 19, 2008, Patrick James ATKINSON of London in his 52nd year. Beloved partner of Patricia BROWN. Predeceased by his parents Joan Patricia ATKINSON and Donald Edward ATKINSON. Loving step-father of Stephanie. He will be sadly missed by his brothers John, Donny, Chris and Paul and his sisters Debbie, Coleen, Donna, Kathy and Barb. Special Uncle to Damian, Amanda, Bobbi-Jo, Chris, Chris as well as many other nieces and nephews. The complete funeral service will be held at Needham Funeral Service, (520 Dundas Street, London) on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Donations in memory of Patrick to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
ONDERWATER, Paulus Leonardus
Suddenly in the Dominican Republic, Sunday March 2, 2008, while on vacation, Paulus Leonardus ONDERWATER of London in his 82nd year. Survived by loving companion and best friend Carolyn BROWN (SODERMAN.) Paul was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth ONDERWATER (SCHWANZ) 2001. Dearly loved father of Annette DAEMEN (Harry,) Paul, Michele HEISLER (William), Tom (Jennifer), Jeff (Nancy). Loving and proud Opa of Rachel (Jeff), Andrea, Robert (Amanda), Adrian, Stephanie, Vanessa (Bill), Dominic, Marc, Matthew, Kris, Jordan and Melissa. Great-grandchildren Robbie, Daemen, Avery and Theresa. Lovingly remembered by step-grandchildren Bill (Angie), Bob and Nick. Born in Leidschendam, Holland, August 16, 1926 he was predeceased by his parents Margretha DE WINTER and Cornelius ONDERWATER brothers and sisters Piet, Jan, Marie, Leen, Riek, Jo, Leny, Nelly. Survived by brother Cor (Nel) and extended families mostly in Holland. Also loved by stepchildren Judy KERR (Randy,) Pauline SCHWANZ and extended families. Paul worked at Victoria Hospital, South Street Campus for almost 40 years, retiring as Charge Hand Painter in Engineering Services. He was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, the Dutch Canadian Club, the Boys and Girls Club of London and The Kiwanis Club as well as other local volunteer groups. Paul enjoyed life with a passion for family, travel, music and dancing and there were always Opa's rules. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, where the funeral service will be held Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Interment St. Peters Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to make a donation in his memory, please consider The Boys and Girls Club of London or the Kiwanis Club of Thames Valley Fanshawe.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-25 published
MONTAG, Jim
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, March 24th, 2008, Jim MONTAG of London in his 78th year. Truly beloved of Louise for 28 years and evermore. Loving father to Jim MONTAG and Teresa, Mary (MONTAG, VERSCHUREN) and Scott BROWN. Loving Poppa to Jeremy and Jason MONTAG, William and Kayla VERSCHUREN and their father Robert. Jim served 38 years with CN / CP/ Allstream Telecommunications. He was an avid outdoorsman, naturalist and gardener and was involved with many community groups including the London Rock and Mineral Society; APEC; founder of the London Middlesex Taxpayers' Coalition; Reform Party; Thames Region Ecological Association and more recently as past-president of C.N. Pensioners and Probus, as well as a seven-year member of the Multiple Myeloma Support Group. Jim was a Past Master of The Tuscan Lodge #195. He will be missed. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Brydges Cemetery at 2: 30 p.m. A Masonic Service under the auspices of The Tuscan Lodge #195 will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation - Hematology, Nephrology or Gastro-Intestinal Department.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-26 published
MEDEIROS, Carey Margaret (GRABOWSKI)
At London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, Carey Margaret (GRABOWSKI) MEDEIROS of London at the age of 46. Beloved wife of Carlos MEDEIROS. Loving mother of Stasha MEDEIROS and Misha Margaret MEDEIROS. Survived by her siblings, Susan GRABOWSKI of London, Karl GRABOWSKI of London and his wife Fatima and Jane GRABOWSKI- WRIGHT of Heidelberg and her husband John. Cremation to take place. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A Memorial Service will be conducted at Wellington Street United Church, 156 Wellington Street, London on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Wendy BROWN Officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, P.O. Box 32002, Stn Brm B, Toronto, Ontario, M7Y 5R2 or to London Community Living, 190 Adelaide Street. London, Ontario, N5Z 3L1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-26 published
McNABB, Dorothy Grace (née BROWN)
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, March 22, 2008. Dorothy Grace Brown McNABB was in her 88th year. She is survived by her children, Mary Elizabeth McNABB- WIEZ of Edmonton, Alberta, James B. McNABB and his wife Marielle BOUILLON of Ottawa, Joseph A. McNABB and his wife Ruth LANG of Newmarket, and M.T. McNABB of Saint Thomas; her grandchildren, Kate McNABB, Meghan McNABB and partner Carey VERMEER of Ottawa, Ben WIEZ of Edmonton, Alberta, Jared and Liam McNABB of Newmarket; her great-grandchildren Cameron, Devon and Rachel of Ottawa. She was predeceased by her husband George A. McNABB, her parents Richard and Elizabeth BROWN of Morin Heights, Quebec, brothers Lorne and Harold BROWN and son-in-law Ernie WIEZ of Edmonton. After cremation, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Angels' Church on Friday, April 11th at 12 noon. All are welcome. A private interment will take place on Saturday, April 12th. Donations to Odd Fellows-Humanitarian Services or Holy Angels' Restoration Fund would be appreciated by the family. Please remember to register for Gift of Life Organ Donation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Daniel King Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, (519) 631-0570. www.danielkingfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-26 published
ONDERWATER, Paulus Leonardus
Suddenly in the Dominican Republic, Sunday March 2, 2008, while on vacation, Paulus Leonardus ONDERWATER of London in his 82nd year. Survived by loving companion and best friend Carolyn BROWN (SODERMAN.) Paul was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth ONDERWATER (SCHWANZ) 2001. Dearly loved father of Annette DAEMEN (Harry,) Paul, Michele HEISLER (William), Tom (Jennifer), Jeff (Nancy). Loving and proud Opa of Rachel (Jeff), Andrea, Robert (Amanda), Adrian, Stephanie, Vanessa (Bill), Dominic, Marc, Matthew, Kris, Jordan and Melissa. Great-Grandchildren Robbie, Daemen, Avery and Theresa. Lovingly remembered by step-grandchildren Bill (Angie), Bob and Nick. Born in Leidschendam, Holland, August 16, 1926 he was predeceased by his parents Margretha DE WINTER and Cornelius ONDERWATER brothers and sisters Piet, Jan, Marie, Leen, Riek, Jo, Leny, Nelly. Survived by brother Cor (Nel) and extended families mostly in Holland. Also loved by stepchildren Judy KERR (Randy,) Pauline SCHWANZ and extended families. Paul worked at Victoria Hospital, South Street Campus for almost 40 years, retiring as Charge Hand Painter in Engineering Services. He was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, the Dutch Canadian Club, the Boys and Girls Club of London and The Kiwanis Club as well as other local volunteer groups. Paul enjoyed life with a passion for family, travel, music and dancing and there were always Opa's rules. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, where the funeral service will be held Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Interment St. Peters Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to make a donation in his memory, please consider The Boys and Girls Club of London or the Kiwanis Club of Thames Valley Fanshawe.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
BEESON, Edward George
Age 87, of London, passed away at Parkwood Hospital, on Saturday, March 29, 2008. He was born in Lowestoft, England and came to Canada in 1920. son of the late Leonard and Grace (EDWARDS) BEESON. Beloved husband of Isabelle (McKAY- BROWN) BEESON. Survived by two daughters: Norma Jean and her husband Melvin LE LACHEUR, and Dianne BEESON, and son Edward and his wife Pamela, all of Nova Scotia. He was the grandfather of 7 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers Norman and Leonard. Edward served 33 years with the Canadian army, overseas World War II, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and United Nations Emergency Force, retiring as a Master Warrant Officer. He took leave for a year then returned to Base Maintenance as a civilian mechanic for 11 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Blue Beret, Federal Superannuates National Association Associations and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #119, Ingersoll. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with a Legion service at 7: 00 p.m. under the auspices of the Duchess of Kent Branch #263 at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Pastor Dorman QUINTON and Pastor Dave STEPHENS of Egerton Baptist Church officiating. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Parkwood Hospital Veteran's Wing, would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
BROWN, Murray
In loving memory of our dear Dad and Papa, Murray, who passed away March 31, 2001. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper so you'll hear We'll always love and miss you And wish that you were here Love, Linda, Dan, Catherine and Jeff.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
BROWN, Patricia M. (née HEALY)
On Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Healy family farm, surrounded by her family and Friends. Patricia M. BROWN (HEALY) passed away in her 70th year. Beloved wife and best friend of L. Gerald BROWN. Lovingly remembered by her children; Christopher (Corinna), David (Sharon), Catherine (Grant) and Paul. Cherished grandma of Alex, Kaylee, Ashley, Nicole and Melissa. Dear sister-in-law of Don and Yvonne BROWN. Loved sister of Peter HEALY, Teresa COUPLAND, Don and Wendy HEALY, John and Anita HEALY, Judy and Tom VERMUE, Mary and Lynn JONES, Bob and Mary Lou HEALY, Monica HEALY, Susanne and Ron HODGINS and Ed and Jan HEALY. Predeceased by her parents Cecilia and Edward HEALY, brothers Mike and Tim, nephews Mark and Mike and brother-in-law John COUPLAND. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., Strathroy, on Tuesday April 1, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 124 Front St. E., Strathroy on Wednesday, April 2 at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio COUTO officiating. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Parish Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 4: 30 p.m. and Catholic Women's League Prayers will be held at 6: 30 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Patricia.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-02 published
COWELL, Thomas Brian
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, March 31, 2008. Thomas Brian COWELL of London in his 75th year. Cherished husband of Florence COWELL. Dear father of Rick COWELL and Darlene BROWN. Proud grandfather of Adrian and Christa COWELL and Alicia and Jeremey BROWN and great-grandfather of Ronan COWELL. Loved brother of Dean, Joan, Jean, Marj, Clyde and Walter. Predeceased by his son David (1977) and his brothers Ken, Robert, Gordon, Lewis and Jack. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, April 5th, 2008 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Thomas are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
DESJARDINE, Georgina (née SMITH)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, after a courageous battle, Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Georgina DESJARDINE, of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, formerly of R.R.#2, Dashwood, in her 67th year. Adored wife of Ron DESJARDINE. Dear mother of Steve and Brenda DESJARDINE of R.R.#2, Dashwood. Very proud grandmother of Dara and her husband Ben RANDALL of Burlington, Christopher and Samantha ANDRUS and Ashley, all of London. Sadly missed by her sister Fredericka and her husband Ed HUNTER of Port Franks, brother Gordon TEETZEL and his wife Louise of Parkhill. Dear sister-in-law of Aileen BROWN, Nova Scotia, Wilmer and Ethel DESJARDINE, Marilyn and Glenn RADER, all of Dashwood. Special cousin of Betty GILL, Thedford, Shirl and Gord GOTELAER, Ridgetown. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brother-in-law Harold BROWN, parents George SMITH and Viola (VINCENT) TEETZEL and stepfather Fred TEETZEL. Raised by her grandparents Norman and Mabel (DUNCAN) VINCENT. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry DISHER officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
NEWKIRK, Murray
A resident of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully at Fairfield Park on Monday, March 31, 2008 in his 96th year. Murray is the son of the late George R. and Mary (BROWN) NEWKIRK. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (WILLIAMS.) Loving father of Margaret BULMER of London and David NEWKIRK and wife Liz WYLIE of Kelowna, British Columbia. Dear grandfather of Karen BULMER, Kevin and Tracey BULMER, Janna and Kurtis WOLKI, Sarah and Jason GATT and Emily NEWKIRK. Great-grandfather of Eddie and Jaden BULMER and Thea GATT. Brother of the late Eryl NEWKIRK. A life-long resident of Wallaceburg, Murray was a respected local businessman, proud member of the Kiltie Band and in later years had a great deal of pleasure relating his historical perspectives to historian Alan MANN and the Wallaceburg and District Museum. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavangh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 10: 30-11:30 on Tuesday, April 8. The funeral service will follow at 11: 30 a.m. on Tuesday. If desired, memorial donations to the Wallaceburg and District Museum, Trinity United Church or The Parkinson Foundation of Canada may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231. E-mail condolences may be sent to mnewkirk@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-04 published
McKINLEY, M. Heather (née MacRAE)
Peacefully at Bluewater Health Norman Street Site on Sunday, March 30, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, M. Heather (MacRAE) McKINLEY, age 59 of Sarnia. Loving wife of Donald Ross McKINLEY. Dear mother of Walter Scott (Christine) and Maryellen (Darren) BROWN and stepchildren Dean (Theresa) McKINLEY and Kelly (Trent) LUCAs. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren. Survived by sisters Euna and the late Duncan FERGUSON, Gwen (Michael) DOLCE, and Sandy (Sue) MacRAE. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Jim and Nan MacRAE. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at 3: 30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
BROWN, Jim
Suddenly on April 2, 2008 Mr. Jim BROWN of Forest, formerly London, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father of Jody and her husband Dean LACEY. Dear Grandpa of Garr LACEY. Brother-in-law of Joyce and Bill BURK/BURKE. Fondly remembered by Steve AVERY, Ashley ARCHER and all his Friends and family. "You will forever be in our hearts." Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 10 a.m. Interment Strathroy Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-05 published
JACOBS, Wilfrid Thomas
Of Caressant Care Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, April 4th, 2008, at his late residence, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Annie (ROBBINS) JACOBS (2007) and dearly loved step-father of Linda and her husband Ralph ROBERTSON of Hamilton and the late James "Jimmy" ALLEN (2007) and his wife Thelma ALLEN of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Christopher MILLMAN and Jasmin and Laurisa ALLEN. Dear brother of Kathleen GILES of Port Credit. Predeceased by 4 brothers Alex, Gerald, Hubert and John JACOBS. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Wilf was born in Yarmouth Township on October 15, 1927, the son of the late George and Lois (BROWN) JACOBS. He was retired from Canada Brick. He was a member of the Saint Thomas Lodge #76 of the Oddfellows, Elgin Encampment #20 and was a former member of the Labour Centre and Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 3: 00 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-09 published
McSHERRY, Sister Mary Louis "Mary Louise"
At the residence of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 Sister Mary Louis of the Community of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph of the Diocese of London in her 98th year and 77th year of religious life. Lovingly remembered by her sister Anne McSHERRY of Ingersoll and her brother Joseph of Tillsonburg, nieces, nephews, special friend Kay BROWN and the Sisters of her religious community. Predeceased by her parents Louis McSHERRY and Mary (BURNS,) brothers George, Louis, Peter, Philip, and her sister, Sister Mary Catherine, CSJ. Sister ministered for 38 years as an educator in a variety of places in Southwestern Ontario. During her long retirement, she spent 22 years providing religious instruction and assisting in parishes in Tillsonburg, Kinkora, Saint Marys and Seaforth. Sister had a special love and devotion for teaching English to new Canadians and gave countless hours to conversation and support of them as they adapted to their new culture. She will be remembered for her warmth and interest in others throughout her life. All services for Sister will be held at the residence of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph, 485 Windermere Road, London. Visitation from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Vigil service on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 4: 00 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home 519-434-2708)

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-10 published
FLINTOFT, George Robert " Bob"
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 76th year. Dearly loved husband of Lenore (WEST) FLINTOFT and loved father of Kimberley and his wife Wendy FLINTOFT of Aylmer, Kathy and her husband Brian WILLIAMS of Aylmer and step-father of Christine CLUNAS of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Jon, Mike, Curtis, Jennifer, Amanda and Racheal. Dear brother of Jean and her husband Morley BROWN of Saint Thomas, Ruby and her husband Bill EDEN of Sweaburg and the late Dorothy JAGOE. Sadly missed by 5 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Bob was born in Saint Thomas on July 3rd, 1932, the son of the late George Albert and Alma Grace (MUNROE) FLINTOFT. He was retired from Laidlaw Transport and also had driven for Hepburn Transport. Bob had received an award for over 3,000,000 miles of safe driving. He was a member of the T Meadow Hunt club, an avid outdoorsman and trap shooter. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-10 published
HARVEY, Pansy Florence Bridget "June" (née CROSS)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 8, 2008 at the Parkwood Hospital, London. Pansy (June) HARVEY formerly of Port Rowan in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late John HARVEY who predeceased her November 12, 1994. Loving mother of Lorraine and husband George BLOOMFIELD of R.R.#1 Nobel, Valerie and husband Tom DURSTON of R.R.#2 Mt. Elgin and Charlene and husband Kim BROWN of R.R.#3 Port Rowan. She is survived by her step-son Wayne MUTCH and wife Kay of R.R.#1 Woodstock and by her sister Shirley and husband Peter MORGAN of Purley, England. She was predeceased by her son Gary, brother Peter, sisters Betty and Eileen. Pansy served in the Royal Air Force during World War 2 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 379, Port Rowan. A past director of the Oxford Dorland Aires. Relatives and Friends may call at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front Street, Port Rowan on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at the Port Rowan Mennonite Brethren Church on Friday April 11, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Pleasantview Cemetery, Curries. A Legion Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. under the Auspices of Port Rowan Legion Branch #374. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkwood Hospital Veterans Wing or Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
BAKER, Meade
At Seaforth Community Hospital on Thursday, April 10, 2008, Meade BAKER of R.R.#1, Seaforth, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (DRAGER) BAKER. Dear father of Sheila (Jim) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Seaforth, Doris (Neil) WILLIAMSON, Walton, Betty Jean (John) WALSH, Kitchener and Ed (Pat) BAKER, Egmondville. Loved by nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Remembered by siblings Irene TYNDALL, Betty GRENIER, Clara (Bill) BROWN, John (Jan) BAKER, Gladys (Grant) McGREGOR, Bill (Marg) BAKER and Wanda WILSON and in-laws Arnetta BAKER, Bridget BAKER and Greta BAKER. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Clara (MEADE) BAKER, siblings Glen BAKER, Auston (Fanny) BAKER, Bruce BAKER, Robert (Lil) BAKER and Murray BAKER, and in-laws Bruce TYNDALL, Alphonse GRENIER and Adam WILSON. There will be no funeral home visitation. A private family graveside service will be held at Baird's Cemetery, Stanley Township. Arrangements entrusted to the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, Seaforth (519-527-1390). Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-15 published
HAWLEY, Agnes A. (née BROWN)
A resident of Chatham passed away Sunday, April 13, 2008 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus at the age of 67. She was born in Oakdale daughter of Ola (BOLTON) BROWN and the late John Edward BROWN. Beloved wife of the late Donald HAWLEY (2007.) Loving mother of Dawn Jay CHRYSLER, Kimberly HAWLEY, Daniel HAWLEY and Joan REYNER. Special grandmother of Lee CHRYSLER, Shawn CHRYSLER, Ashley HAWLEY and Brooke DEBATES. Dear sister of George and Patty BROWN. At Agnes' request cremation has taken place. The HAWLEY family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Thursday, April 17, 2008 from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Annalee KERR officiating. Interment of cremains in Shetland Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Agnes HAWLEY in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-19 published
BROWN, Mary E.
Peacefully at University Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2008, Mary E. BROWN of London in her 88th year. Beloved wife for 62 years of Jack BROWN of London. Loving mother of the late Walter C. BROWN and John and Ann BROWN of London. Proud grandmother of Spencer, Jonathan, Bryan, Kiera and Kendel and 10 great-grandchildren. Loving sister of Anna, Helen, Mary and John. Dear mother-in-law of Hélène BROWN of Langley, British Columbia. Predeceased by her sister Agnes and brother Tom. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. where the Celebration of Mary's Life will be held on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Susan EAGLE officiating. Cremation. Donations to Alzheimer Outreach Services, care of the McCormick Home Foundation, 2022 Kain Rd., London, Ontario

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-24 published
BROWN, Alison Hamilton (née CARPENTER)
Of London, peacefully at Longworth Long Term Care, on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Thornton K. BROWN (1999.) Loving mother of Alissa FINNIS and her husband Peter of Louisville, Kentucky and Kim BROWN of London. Dear grandmother of Kaylie and Cameron FINNIS and Kyla and Nathan BROWN. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged. (James A. Harris Funeral Home)

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-24 published
ROWCLIFFE, Douglas A.
On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Victoria Hospital, London, Douglas A. ROWCLIFFE, age 66, of Seaforth. Beloved husband of Peggy (YOUNG) ROWCLIFFE. Cherished father of Jane (Dale) SMITH of Goderich and Susan (Don) BROWN of Seaforth. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Lauren, Karter, Alivia and Addisyn. Dearly loved son of Mary ROWCLIFFE of Seaforth. Remembered by his mother-in-law Marj YOUNG of Goderich. Also survived by a niece and a nephew. Predeceased by his father Carmen ROWCLIFFE, his sister Janet JEWITT and his father-in-law Frank C. YOUNG. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 59 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Saturday, April 26 at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Stephen HILDEBRAND will officiate. Interment Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-25 published
NOENS, Heather Renney (née ANDREWS)
On April 22nd, 2008 at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, Heather Renney NOENS in her 55th year. Beloved wife of Bob NOENS. Dear sister of Shirley and David KELSO of Kanata, Carol and David BROWN of Aylmer, Quebec, and Johnny and Gail ANDREWS of Stehler, British Columbia. Cherished sister-in-law of Len and Lisa NOENS, and Becky KNOWELS all of London and Leretta and Leroy SAND of British Columbia. Heather will also be missed by her Father and Mother, Al and Myra NOENS also of London. Heather will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Heather will always be lovingly remembered by her best Friends Sharon, Kim and Lyne. Daughter of John and Lillian ANDREWS. A celebration of Heather's life will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Sunday, April 27th, 2008 at 5: 30 p.m. with visitation two hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Heather are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation-Critical Care Trauma Unit, Cancer Centre or the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-28 published
SMALDON, Dennis Cartwright
At London Health Sciences Centre, University on Saturday April 26, 2008. Dennis Cartwright SMALDON of London in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Ivy SMALDON. Dear father of Geoff SMALDON (Ann,) Dawn PIPER (Larry), Diane MORAN (Paul), Andrew SMALDON (Helen BROWN) all of London. Loving grandfather of Neil, Karen, Sarah, Michael, Michelle, Lynnette, David, Steven, Samantha and seven great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary TICKNER (Keith) and Phyllis SOPER (Norman) both of England. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive Friends on Saturday May 3, 2008 at 1 p.m. at St. Lawrence Presbyterian Church, 910 Huron Street, London until the memorial service at 2 p.m. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Canadian Cancer Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-29 published
HARPER, Inez G. (KNOTT)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at Elmwood Place Nursing Home, London, on Friday, April 25, 2008, Inez G. (KNOTT) HARPER of London, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth G.J. "Ken" HARPER (March 2008) for 67 years - "Together Again." Loving mother of Karen (Bob) CHAPMAN of Stratford, Janice (Ted) BROWN, and Dennis (Darlene) HARPER, all of London. Dear sister of Marion (Jim) McLELLAN of Belmont. Predeceased by brothers Roy and Earl. Dear sister-in-law of Bob and Marg HARPER, Marion SMITH, and Edna KNOTT. Also loved by her 6 grandchildren Susan, Lisa, Jennifer, Julie (Kevin), Ryan, Sarah, and 5 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Inez are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-29 published
HARTLEY, Jill (OLDING)
Peacefully, at her residence, surrounded by the love of her family, Saturday, April 26, 2008, Jill (OLDING) HARTLEY, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Caledonia, age 71. Beloved wife of the late Norman Alderson HARTLEY (1997.) Loved mother of Susan MILLS of Maple, Mark and Doina HARTLEY of Cambridge, Colin MILLS and Karen BROWN of Brampton. Loving grandmother of Kyley CHAPMAN, Keira MILLS, Evan HARTLEY and Carys HARTLEY. Dear sister of Janet INGS and Sheila NEWMAN, both of England. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of God, Grand Bend, Friday, May 2, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. The Rev. Harry DISHER and Krista VANDERSAR of Grand Bend United Church officiating. Cremation to follow with interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Ontario Humane Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-30 published
HARTLEY, Jill (OLDING)
Peacefully, at her residence, surrounded by the love of her family, Saturday, April 26, 2008, Jill (OLDING) HARTLEY, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Caledonia, age 71. Beloved wife of the late Norman Alderson HARTLEY (1997.) Loved mother of Susan MILLS of Maple, Mark and Doina HARTLEY of Cambridge, Colin MILLS and Karen BROWN of Brampton. Loving grandmother of Kyley CHAPMAN, Keira MILLS, Evan HARTLEY and Carys HARTLEY. Dear sister of Janet INGS and Sheila NEWMAN, both of England. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of God, Grand Bend, Friday, May 2, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. The Rev. Harry DISHER and Krista VANDERSAR of Grand Bend United Church officiating. Cremation to follow with interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Ontario Humane Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
BROWN, Amy (PRETSELL)
At Horizon Place on Friday, May 2, 2008, Amy (PRETSELL) BROWN of London in her 91st year. Wife of the late Francis BROWN (2005.) Beloved mother of David BROWN of Kingston and Nancy JACKSON and her husband Harold of Ilderton. Loving grandmother of Barbara (Jason) HILL, Jonathan (Samantha) JACKSON, Allen JACKSON and by her great-grandchildren Matthew, Christopher and Jackson Hill and Caitlyn and Rachel JACKSON. Predeceased by her brothers Louis and Jack PRETSELL. Visitation will be held on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Amy are asked to consider the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
BROWN, Joseph Roland
At Lanark Heights Long Term Care, Kitchener on Thursday, May 1, 2008, Joseph Roland BROWN formerly of Dutton in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (BENNETT) (1983) BROWN. Loving father of the late Sandi BROWN (1998.) Dear brother of Jack BROWN of London. Jim BROWN of Morganton, North Carolina, Jane JOHNSON of Sarnia and Judy RIDEL of Kilbuck, Ohio. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, Sunday 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. E-mail condolences arnfuneralhome2@bellnet.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
TUCKWOOD, Donald
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home on Friday, May 2, 2008, Donald TUCKWOOD went to be with the Lord, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Colleen (KILLELEAGH.) Loving father of Anne-Marie BROWN (Jim.) Cherished grandfather of Ryan. Dear brother of Helen LOVELL. Predeceased by his parents Isaac and Bertha, 1 brother and 1 sister. He will be missed by several nieces, nephews and Friends. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Roger GAST officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. In memory of Don, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses-Middlesex/Elgin Community Support Programs. A special thank you to the Victorian Order of Nurses and the staff at Criagwiel Gardens and Strathroy Hospital for their care and compassion for Don. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Donald.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-07 published
SANDINK, Aaltje " Alie" " Alice" (née HULZEBOSCH)
Peacefully, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington surrounded by her family, the Lord took to Himself Aaltje (Alie) "Alice" SANDINK, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Hendrik SANDINK. Loving mother of John and Tina SANDINK, Albert and Rosemary SANDINK, Johanna BROWN, Jane and Herman HARSEVOORT, Henry and Attie SANDINK, Zwier SANDINK, Ava SANDINK, Hans and Lesia SANDINK, Luke and Sandra SANDINK, Gary SANDINK, Alice and Gerard PARKER, and Michael and Fran SANDINK. Predeceased by her son Herman and infant daughter Dina. Loved Opoe and Grandma of thirty-three grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Herman and Willie HULZEBOSCH and sister-in-law of Femmie HULZEBOSCH of The Netherlands. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens), Burlington (905-527-0405) on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Ebenezer Canadian Reformed Church, 607 Dynes Road, Burlington on Friday May 9th, 2008 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Doctor G. (Bert) NEDERVEEN officiating. Interment Lowville United Church Cemetery. If so desired, expressions of sympathy to Anchor would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements by Henry SIEDERS, Funeral Director.) Please sign the online Book of Condolence at www.baygardens.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
WILKER, Dorothy Elaine (née BALE)
78 of Tavistock passed away in Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. She was born in East Zorra Township, Oxford County on June 23, 1929 a daughter of the late Allan and Mabel (BIRCH) BALE. Dorothy was a piano teacher in Tavistock for more than sixty years; was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock where she was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Women. She also played the pump organ for services at the Historical Trinity Anglican Church in East Zorra. She had good memories of the enjoyment she had during the years she was farming with her husband Lloyd. She married Lloyd Henry WILKER at Trinity Anglican Church, East Zorra on August 25, 1951. He died on May 11, 1985. Dorothy is the loved mother of Rosanne and husband Bert JALASJAA of Waterlooo, Richard and wife Kathy WILKER of Tavistock, Allan and wife Barb WILKER of Mitchell, Linda and husband Perry Keller of Tavistok; grandmother of Kenneth and Paul Brown, Jason and wife Sherry WILKER, Todd and wife Amie WILKER, Heather WILKER and fiance Darryl GEAR, Luke and wife Jen WILKER, Sara WILKER and friend Dave DEYOUNG, Karlie WILKER and friend George BISAK, Chad and Kaitlin KELLER; great-grandmother of four great-grandchildren; special friend and sister-in-law of Helen McGREGOR of Tavistock and Dorothy SCHAEFER of Kitchener. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret BALE in infancy and by brothers-in-law, Howard McGREGOR and Ernie SCHAEFER. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 8-9 p.m. (note time). The funeral service will be held in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Richard P. BROWN will officiate. Interment in Trinity Evangelical Cemetery, Sebastopol-Tavistock. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Worship and Music or Tavistock Community Health Inc. would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-12 published
DAMPHOUSE, Hazel Elizabeth Ellen (née WOODWARD)
Peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Aurora Resthaven, formerly of Petrolia, with family and caregivers at her side at the age of 81. Predeceased by her beloved husband Louis DAMPHOUSE (1998.) Cherished mother of Patricia DAMPHOUSE (Terry VERITY,) Aurora, Maureen WOODWARD, Windsor, Denise DAMPHOUSE, Newmarket, Joanne DIBATTISTA (Tino,) Sarnia and Marianne BROWN (Dennis,) Strathroy. Loving grandmother of Justin, Jocelyne and Julian VERITY, Carla, Kyrsten and Ashley FIRBY, Jared, Brittany and Trevor NOLAN, Michael, Brent and Tyler DIBATTISTA and Amelia and Nathaniel BROWN. Dear sister-in-law of Anna and Adelord CHAPUT, Comber, Theresa LALIBERTE and Rita and Don PARE, Tilbury. Predeceased by parents Alfred (1960) and Amelia (1971) WOODWARD, brother Charles WOODWARD (R.C.A.F. 1942) and granddaughter Lindsay DIBATTISTA (1996.) Special friend of caregiver and companion Isabella. Sincere thanks to Isabella and the wonderful staff at Aurora Resthaven for their loving care. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina Street, N., Sarnia on Wednesday from 11: 30 a.m. until 1: 30 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. officiated by Fr. Jim HIGGINS. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Parkinson's Society of Canada, 4500 Blakie Rd., Unit 117, Meadowbrook Business Park, London, N6L 1G5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Hazel DAMPHOUSE in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 21st, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
BROWN, Martin " Buzz"
After a lengthy battle with dementia, Martin "Buzz" in his 73rd year of Forest, went home to be with his Saviour suddenly but peacefully at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia on May 12, 2008. Loving husband of Peggy (Joyce). Much loved father of Cathie BROWN of London, Kimberley and Jim BROWN- FAUST of Clemson, South Carolina, Lisa and Andy PARRENT of London. Buzz will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Sierra and Quinn. Brother of Marilyn and Stanley REUTER of Washington State, Joyce SEMPH, Bob and Jean BROWN all of Forest. Visitation at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at the Lakeshore Gospel Hall on Saturday May 17, 1: 00 p.m. Interment Ravenswood Cemetery. Online condolences at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
KELLY, Randy M.
Suddenly, at his residence, on Friday, May 16, 2008, Randy M. KELLY, of London, in his 48th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Cindy (TARRANT.) Loving father of Amie and Todd at home and Randy of London. son of Ed and Helen KELLY of London. Dear brother of Nancy (Victor), London, Dan (Kathy), Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and Rick (Cindy), London. Son-in-law of Jane and Mike TRENTER of London, and Ken TARRANT of Calgary. Brother-in-law of Ken (Joanne) and Rick (Ellie), all of London. Grandson of Josephine CAMPBELL. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by nephew Shaun (2002). Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Logan Chapel on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Victor BROWN officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Randy.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
KERR, Margaret Jean (DOBIE)
Of Saint Thomas in her 91st year at Parkwood Hospital, London on May 24th, 2008, with her family at her side. Beloved wife of 53 years of Wilbert (1999) and the most wonderful Mother to Jim (Linda) of Fonthill and Mary (Robert) MARTIN of St. George. Cherished Grandmother of Jodie (Joel) BELLEROSE; the late Amy Kerr DICKSON/DIXON (2005;) Nicole (Chip) FOSTER; Peta (Wes) SNEEK; Katie MARTIN and Jacqueline MARTIN. Very special "GGma" to Benjamin and Spencer BELLEROSE; Paige DICKSON/DIXON; Keeley and Charlie SNEEK; Lake and Finn FOSTER. Margaret is also survived by her sister Elizabeth FISHER and sisters-in-law Georgeana DOBIE; Martha TAILOR/TAYLOR; Florence KERR Alberta KERR; Stella GREENWOOD and sister and brother-in-law Ena and Charlie BROWN. Fondly and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Margaret enjoyed her 30 year teaching career and was very proud to have given hundreds of Saint Thomas children their first experience at school as their kindergarten teacher-she was a "mother to all". She was also honoured to pilot the fist Junior Kindergarten in Saint Thomas at Arthur Voaden Secondary School in the 1970's. Margaret and Wilbert appreciated their life together and enhanced the community with their involvement in Saint Thomas - the Bambi Shop, dedicated members of Knox Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, teaching, the Seniors' Centre and various volunteer organizations. The family is extremely grateful to the kindness, caring and support of Doctor Cathy FAULDS and Doctor Cathy WALSH; Lori LATKEY and the staff at Metcalfe Gardens; the Acute Care staff at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and the amazing nurses on the Palliative wing at Parkwood. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 27th from 6: 30 to 8:30 p.m. and a celebration of Margaret's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28th. Both the visitation and service will be at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
SHARPLES, Jean Gertrude (née BROWN)
With her family by her side at Mount Hope L.T.C. on May 25th, 2008, Mrs. Jean Gertrude SHARPLES (née BROWN) of London in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harry SHARPLES. Loving mother of Yvonne and her husband Jim LOCKWOOD. Cherished grandmother of Trudy and Dan FISCHER, Nancy JOHNSON and Steve KUCHTA, Shari PUEHRINGER and Jeff CARPENTER, Rick and Brenda JOHNSON, Marcy and Mark ATCHISON, Kathy FISCHER and John MacDONALD. Great-grandmother of Mike, Crystal, Kate, Blair, Cole and Brandi. Great-Great-grandmother of Cameron. Dear sister and best friend of Helen FORTH, sister-in-law Violet BROWN, step sister Toni GRONERT and predeceased by brothers Glen, Murray and Bill BROWN. Special thanks to everyone on MV1 and SM5. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Wednesday May 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Dorchester Union Cemetery. In memory of Jean, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer Society, Wellspring or Mount Hope L.T.C. would be greatly appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
HORNSBY, Mary " Bernice" (née SCHWEYER)
Peacefully, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Tillsonburg, on Monday, May 26, 2008 with her family at her bedside, Mary "Bernice" HORNSBY of Tillsonburg age 84 years. Beloved wife of the late James HORNSBY. Dear mother of Ronald (Sharon) HORNSBY of Toronto; Robert (Joyce SHORT) HORNSBY of Huntsville; Brenda (John) RIBICH of Sunderland Glen HORNSBY of Dryden; Janet BROWN of Tillsonburg. Dear sister of Irene FITCH of Woodstock; Blanche GLOVER of North Carolina Ethel "Mae" PALMER of Tillsonburg; Eleanor (Robert) GIRARDIN of Saint Thomas; Douglas SCHWETER of Tillsonburg; Gordon (Terry) SCHWETER of London. Loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Also, survived by her sister-in-law Ruby SCHWEYER of Tillsonburg. Bernice was predeceased by her brother John "Mansell" SCHWEYER, sister Helen HARRIS, brother-in-law Terry SCHWEYER, and her parents Oscar and Ethel (nee: McDONALD) SCHWEYER. The family welcome Friends, family, and neighbours to visit with them at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Friday, May 30, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Bernice will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. Rev. Father Bill WARD of Saint_John's Anglican church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery where Bernice will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband James. At Bernice request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Lung Association, or the Parkinson's Association. Personal condolences may be made at www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-28 published
CRAMPTON, Stephanie Joyce (née STARKEY)
Passed peacefully away at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on the 25th day of May, 2008 in her 80th year, as a result of a massive stroke. Loving wife of Ivan CRAMPTON. Loving mother of Jondre BECKETT and husband Hugh of Owen Sound, Gilbert CRAMPTON and wife Anne of Parry Sound, Amy JUTRAS and husband Jerry of Etobicoke, Sharene YOUNG and husband Denis of Wasaga Beach, Olwynne CRAMPTON and husband Barry POCHRON of Marietta, Georgia, Owen CRAMPTON of Legal, Alberta, Siobhan MEYER and husband Werner of Gunzwil, Switzerland and Rachel MEYER- FISHER and husband Erwin MEYER of Saint Marys. Beloved Gran to 27 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Loving sister and sister-in-law to Alethe and Bob DELYEA of Etobicoke, David and Margaret STARKEY of Etobicoke, Charles STARKEY of Toronto, John and Donna STARKEY of Oakville and Peter and Pauline CRAMPTON of Halifax, England. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Healdon R. STARKEY in 1992 and Gladys A. STARKEY (née BROWN) in 1956. Stephanie helped many, many young people in her lifetime who fondly called her "Mrs. C." She lived by her grandmother's motto "warm what is cold, guide what goes off the road and love those that are least lovable, because they are the one's that need it most." She was an amazingly strong lady who touched many lives and will be sadly missed by all. At her request, there will be no visitation. She will be cremated and her remains interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. A service to celebrate her life will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the Olivet Church, 279 Burnamthorpe Road, Etobicoke. Donations to the Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation can be made through the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, Saint Marys, Ontario, N4X 1B2 (519-284-2820). Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-30 published
MUMA, Kenneth Everett
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Sunday, May 25, 2008, Kenneth Everett MUMA passed away in his 99th year, beloved husband of his 1st wife, the late Mary (née HENRY) and his 2nd wife the late Doree (née FOSTER.) He will be deeply missed by his sons and their wives Roger MUMA (Joanna,) Alfred MUMA (Jennifer,) his grandchildren: Kevin (Danielle), Damon (Val), Joya and Galen. Also surviving is his sister-in-law Dorothy MUMA, brother-in-law Wilbur HENRY (Myrna,) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his brothers Robert, Louis (Marge), Earl (Elizabeth) and sister Nellie BROWN (Ray.) Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Coldstream Friends Meeting House, 359 Quaker Lane, Coldstream, on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the London Waldorf School. Donations and online condolences at www.londoncremation.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-01 published
HARRISON, Eldridge "Al"
Peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Friday, May 30, 2008 Eldridge HARRISON age 77 of Sarnia formerly of Cascapedia, Quebec. Beloved husband of the late Gloria (McWHIRTER) HARRISON (2006.) Loving father of Brenda (Steve) FIRTH of Armstrong, British Columbia and Bob HARRISON of Mooretown. Cherished grandfather of Brittany and Daytona HARRISON. Loving brother of Conrad (Donna) HARRISON of London, Ontario and Oliver (Sue) HARRISON of Houston, Texas. Survived by brother-in-law Bob (Gisele) McWHIRTER of New Richmond, Quebec, several nieces and nephews including Linda BLAKE of Oshawa, Nancy (Peter) MAHER of Calgary, Ian (Judy) BROWN of Sarnia, Lorie and Tracy HARRISON of London and Oliver and Steven HARRISON of Texas. Predeceased by his parents Eddie and Bernice HARRISON. Al was a Steam Engine Fireman and Engineer with C.N. and Via Rail and was active in the Railroad Pensioners Association, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Temple Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 2, 2008 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia at 2: 00 p.m. The Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 1: 00 until 4:00 p.m. only. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-02 published
GOODBRAND, Dorothy Elma (née DOWSWELL)
Died peacefully April 27, 2008 at Saint_Joseph's Villa, Dundas, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late H. Benson, cherished mother of David (Susan) of London, Bruce (Donna) of Hamilton, and grandchildren, Lauren (Jim,) Anne and Alexandra GOODBRAND, great-grandmother of Benson and Megan WAITE as well as nieces Shelley, Jane and nephew Bart BROWN and their children. Dorothy's musical gifts brought joy to many lives both in Windsor and Hamilton. The highlight of her musical career was her performance for seniors at age 95 years in the Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, which brought down the house. Visitation will be held at the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1969 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor, on Monday, June 16, 2008 from 12 Noon until the time of the memorial service at 1: 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel United Church Memorial Fund, 1728 Lincoln Road, Windsor, Ontario N8W 2P7.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-05 published
BROWN, Lloyd John
Passed peacefully Sunday May 25, 2008 at Rockyview General Hospital Calgary. Husband of the late Marion BROWN nee. HAMILTON (1994.) Father of Janice SPIVEY (Robert) of Mallorytown, Ontario, Sharron GRAY/GREY (Ian) of Calgary, Alberta, Maxine FLEMING/FLEMMING (Michael HARVEY) of Red Deer, Alberta. Grandfather of Steven (Kate) and Amber (Tyler) SPIVEY, Andrew and Angela GRAY/GREY, Jessica and Melanie HARVEY. Great-grandfather of Dylan, Kathleen and Brendon. Also survived by sister Hazel CHILDS of Chatham. Predeceased by brothers Wilfred and Ernest BROWN and sister Joyce CRABE. Lloyd taught elementary and secondary school in Chatham. He was a past Grand Master of the Odd Fellows Ontario, receieving his 65 year jewel, enjoyed a long association with the Rebecca Lodge, a past member of the Kent Chordsmen Barber Shoppers and co-organiser of Chatham's River Days. Lloyd will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. The family will receive Friends and relatives Friday June 6, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue (519-352-2390). An I.O.O.F. of Ridgetown Lodge 144 Memorial Service will take place in the funeral home at 7: 00 p.m. prior to evening visitation. A funeral service will take place 11: 00 a.m. Saturday June 7, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church, Chatham. Interment in Fingal Cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences are welcome at www.bowmanfh.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-09 published
BROWN, Eleanor Jean
In loving memory of my dear wife and mother, who passed away June 9, 2007 You closed your weary eye lids and whispered "Peace be thine" The day God called you home You bade no one a last farewell But thought of us till the end You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why. Bless your heart and soul, deeply missed by husband Peter. Daughter Cynthia (Barry), sons Grant (Carmen), Dale (Roseanne), grandchildren Eryn, Connor and Jaime.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-12 published
BROWN, George William " Bill"
On Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Longworth Care, London, George William "Bill" BROWN passed away in his 97th year. Predeceased by his wife Elinor BROWN (2006.) Dear father of Carolyn and her husband Don WEBSTER of Pickering. Proud grandfather of Shari and her husband Zaka KHOGYANI of Phoneix, Arizona and Blake WEBSTER of Toronto. Great-grandfather of Adam and Zane. Dear brother-in-law of Ruth McCLAFFERTY of London and Ken KERR of Courteney, British Columbia. Predeceased by sisters Marjorie BRUCE and Della JONES and brother Murray BROWN. Bill for many years was a teacher in Galt, Sarnia and Ottawa. He was an avid gardener, model train and genealogy enthusiast. The family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff at Longworth Care for their understanding and care. A special thank you is extended to Peter COMRIE and his staff of Helping Hands for the help and companionship provided to Bill over the last several years. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
HEYWOOD, Eldon G.
At the Exeter Villa on Thursday, June 12, 2008 Eldon G. HEYWOOD of Exeter in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Alva (ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) HEYWOOD (2000.) Dear father and father-in-law of Eleanor and Cy BLOMMAERT and Lester and Dianne HEYWOOD all of Exeter, Dorothy and Don BRINTNELL of Wingham, Joan and David GODDARD of R.R.#2 Lucan and Dianne and Marty BROWN of Arkona. Dear grandfather of Julie and Greg, Alan and Julianne; Jeff and Jenni, Scott and Angie, Shawn; Kim, Darlene and Allen, Jo-Ann and Tony; Chris and Stephanie, Brad and Jody; Lisa and Scott, Tracy, Brent and Lynn and Darren and MaryEllen, great-grandfather of 23 and great-great-grandfather of 2. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jack HEYWOOD of London, Bev and Diane HEYWOOD of Windsor, Beatrice HEYWOOD, Lila ELLIS, Geneva ROWE and Mary ELLIOT/ELLIOTT all of Exeter and Marion ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of London. Predeceased by a son William HEYWOOD (1975,) a granddaughter Leah GODDARD and his brothers Dalton, Raymond and Laverne. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral will be held on Saturday, June 14th at 2 p.m. with Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Exeter Bible Chapel or the R.E. Pooley Branch #167, Exeter Legion would be appreciated by the family. There will be a Legion service in the funeral home Friday afternoon at 4: 15 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through and memorial picture board may be viewed at www.haskettfh.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
KELLY, Randy M.
The family of the late Randy M. KELLY would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support to the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, son, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. Special thanks to Mr. James SQUIRES and the staff at Logan Funeral Home for the compassion, sincerity and professionalism in the handling of all our needs at a very difficult time. To Rev. Victor BROWN for his compassion and thoughtfulness at the service. To Randy's sister, Nancy, who showed her strength and courage while remembering a very special brother and person. To the pallbearers for their strength and dignity. And last but not lease to the staff, Friends and co-workers from the London Health Sciences Centre who passed on many of their memories to us. For the thoughfulness of holding a service at the chapel at the same hour as the funeral service so that the people who had to work could join in with us to pay their last respects. Also the staff, Friends and co-workers at Sterling, Tim Horton's, Harvey's, London Health Sciences Centre and Diesel Division credit unions. To the staff and Friends at Montcalm and Evelyn Harrison schools. To all the Friends and neighbours who left cards, e-mails, fruit baskets, donations to charity and who dropped by to see if they could help in any way. Randy will be remembered as a man who left a footprint in many hearts, but he will always be just a whisper away. Love always Cindy, Amie, Todd and Maggie.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
SHERRET, Wm. " Bill" David
At Parkview Manor on Thursday, June 12th, 2008, Mr. Wm. "Bill" David SHERRET recently of Chesley and formerly of London in his 62nd year. Dear brother of Wendy SHERRET of Bayfield and Jim SHERRET of Nova Scotia, and foster brother of Jim KELLY and John BROWN. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, June 16th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Major Earle BIRT officiating. Interment, Siloam Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider Streetscapes, 459 York Street, London, Ontario N6B 1R3 or Suncoast Citadel Building Fund, Goderich, Ontario.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-15 published
GRAMLICH, Evaline " Evelyne" Mae (née BROWN)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, June 14, 2008, Evaline (Evelyne) Mae (BROWN) GRAMLICH in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Charlie (1977) and her parents John and Theresa (COLLARD) BROWN. Beloved mother of Nancy SIMPSON, Tom (Jo-Ann) GRAMLICH, and Teresa KENNEDY. Special grandmother to Reta (Ken,) Ronald (Debbie), and Connie. Devoted great-grandmother to Scott, Jennifer, and Amanda. Predeceased by her grandchildren Kimberley, Robert, Rosemary, Cindy, and James and by her siblings Silas, Selborn, Hazel, and Dorothy. Survived by her sisters Gwen WAITE and Fay GLOIN and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received by the family at Westview Funeral Home, 709 Wonderland Road N. on Monday, June 16, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 where the service is to be held on Tuesday, June 17 at 10: 00 a.m. Special thank you to the palliative care team at L.H.S.C. and to the Community Care Access Centre team especially Kathy and Geraldine for your love and care. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Hyatt Ave. United Church or a charity of your choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-16 published
WAYNER, Hubert Carlton
At Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home on Saturday, June 14, 2008, Hubert Carlton WAYNER in his 73rd year, passed away peacefully with his beloved wife and best friend of 53 years Olive (Sue) by his side. Dear father of Brenda (Cyril) CURRIE of Brantford, Louis (Alethea), Sheila, Gail (Bob) HATHAWAY, Hubert, Lillian (Donovan) BROWN, Margaret (Rob) GLASGOW and Danny. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hubert will be dearly missed by many family members and Friends. Friends will be received at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, June 19th, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to Breast Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Hubert C. WAYNER.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-18 published
ATTRIDGE, Elsie (STANTON)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, Elsie (STANTON) ATTRIDGE of Lambeth, passed away at Parkwood Hospital on Monday, June 16, 2008 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest ATTRIDGE (2005) and dearly loved mother of Elizabeth, Paul and Neil all of London. Dear sister of Marion BROWN of Littlewood; Ralph STANTON of Manitoba and Frank STANTON of Littlewood. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S., Lambeth (519-652-2020) on Friday, June 20, 2008 from 1-2: 30 p.m. where the complete funeral service will follow at 2: 30 p.m. with Roxanne BALE officiating. Cremation. Remembrances to the Parkwood Hospital-Complex Continuing Care Unit gratefully acknowledged.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-21 published
BROWN, Robert " Bob" and Stewart COUTTS
Robert "Bob" (June 23, 2000)
Stewart COUTTS (June 23, 2001)
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us everyday, Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts, you are always there. Forever in our hearts; Ruth Ann, Wendy, John, Bradley, Kenneth, Jessica, Chase and Taylor.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-24 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Albert " Bert"
At London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on Sunday, June 22, 2008 Albert (Bert) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Lucan in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Kay) (BROWN) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Ailsa Craig. Dear father of Cheryl of Burlington. Dear grandfather of Adam, Bradley and Stacey and Steve. Predeceased by his brother Charles and his sister Margaret CARTER. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan, one hour prior to the memorial service which will be held on Tuesday, July 1st at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kathy WREFORD officiating. Cremation with interment Elmdale Cemetery, Saint Thomas. Donations to the Lucan United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-25 published
PINNELL, Alfred J.
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, Alfred J. PINNELL of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Helen PINNELL. Dear father of Alf PINNELL, Cris and his wife Dianne PINNELL, Debbie PINNELL, Anna-Marie and her husband Harry BROWN, Mark PINNELL, Deanna and her husband Hans BLEIWA all of London, Lynn and her husband Thomas LONGEWAY of Ottawa and Billy and his wife Rhonda PINNELL of Edmonton. Loved by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers and sisters. A graveside service will be held at St. Peters Cemetery on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11 a.m. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. in charge of arrangements. 519-433-6181 Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Alfred PINNELL.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-26 published
LINDSAY, David Luke
A resident of Chatham and formerly of Blenheim, David Luke LINDSAY died on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, at the age of 76. Born in Blenheim, to the late Samuel and Salina LINDSAY. He is survived by his wife Betty LINDSAY, and predeceased by his first wife Margaret LINDSAY. Surviving is son Brian and Karen LINDSAY of Markham, daughter Barbara and Rick WILSON of Calgary, grandchildren Patsy, Allan and Philip, Jason and Michael. Also survived by step-sons Dale and Irene STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and Lee and Mary Anne STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, along with several grandchildren, mother-in-law Grace MOOR, brothers-in-law Chas and Saundra ASHBY, and Gary and Sandy STEAD. David will be missed by sisters Vanessa DEVINE, Mabel BROWN, Louella TURNER, and Salina DAUPHIN, brother Charles and Madeline LINDSAY, brother-in-law Smyth NEELY, sister-in-law Carol LINDSAY, many nieces and nephews, and special Friends Ted and Charlotte LABADIE. Predeceased by 8 brothers, and 2 sisters. David was past Master Kent Lodge #274 in Blenheim, past First Principal of Erie-Blenheim Chapter Royal Arch Masons, past Grand Stewart Kent Lodge, past grand Stewart Royal Arch Masons, a member of Lodge of Perfection, and past Most Wise Sovereign Kent Chapter Rose Croix Chatham Valley of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. He was also a member of Moore Consistory Hamilton, Achom Shrine Club Chatham, Blenheim Shrine Club, and Mocha Temple in London. David was a Veteran of the Korean war and became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #28, and the Korean Veterans Association Unit 4 in London He was the past President of Blenheim Minor Hockey, past President of the Blenheim Baseball Association, and was a Former Cub Master and Scout Leader. David retired from Canada Post - Blenheim Office and served for 25 years as School Trustee. He was the past Chairman of the Blenheim School Board as well as past Chairman of the Kent County Board of Education. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday June 25, 2008 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, June 26, 2008 from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Masonic Lodge Service will be held on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #28 will conduct a Memorial Service on Thursday at 7: 30 p.m. for their comrade. Funeral Service to take place at Trinity Anglican Church, Blenheim on Friday, June 27, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David FULLER and Rev. John G. ANDERSON officiating. Donations made in David's memory to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance - M.R.I. Fund, Trinity Anglican Church Building Fund, or the charity of one's choice are appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-27 published
BLAKE, Gladys Eileen
A resident of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in her 91st year. Gladys is the daughter of the late Clayton and Charlotte (DRUER) BROWN and John EVANS. Beloved wife of the late Michael C. BLAKE (January 2000.) Loving mother and mother-in-law of Michael BLAKE of McGregor, Gary and Donna of Bayfield, Fred and Myrna BLAKE of Wallaceburg and Judy BLAKE and William THIELENS of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Michael BLAKE Jr. and Laurie CAMPBELL, Mary and Tony PICCININ, Christopher and Siobhan BLAKE, Kari Lynn BLAKE and Ron KIRKORIAN, Mark BLAKE and Nancy, Cindy and Paul CONTE, Ryan and Denise BLAKE and Dawn and Dan TOMS and 12 great-grandchildren. Grandmother-in-law of Bonny BUTLER. Sister-in-law of Bella BROWN and brother of the late Fred BROWN. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. Parish Prayers will be at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Fr. Phillip JOSEPH at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Magnetic Resonance Imager Campaign or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind may be left at the funeral home. 519.627.3231. E-mail condolences may be sent to gblake@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-27 published
GOLEM, Ross John
Of Port Stanley, passed away on Thursday, June 26th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the late Roberta (CRAWFORD) GOLEM and dearly loved mother of Glenn GOLEM and friend Susan TAILOR/TAYLOR of Port Stanley, Mark GOLEM and partner Brenda DOWELL of Port Stanley, Dianne and her husband Gary WILSON of Port Stanley and Linda and her husband Tim LAWRENCE of British Columbia. Dear sister of Elaine (John) BROWN of Dexter and Brian (Karen) GOLEM of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Courtnee (Brad) CAMPBELL, Ashley, Brodie, Cody, Drew and Corbin and great-grandfather of Brook Edwin Ross CAMPBELL. Dear brother-in-law of Andrew CRAWFORD of Waterdown and Gail CRAWFORD of Uxbridge. Ross was born in Owen Sound on April 12, 1937, the son of the late Elmer John and Beatrice Marie GOLEM. He was retired from Ford Canada (Talbotville.) Ross was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, S.T.E.G. Hospital (Palliative Care) or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
GOLEM, Ross John
Of Port Stanley, passed away on Thursday, June 26th, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the late Roberta (CRAWFORD) GOLEM and dearly loved father of Glenn GOLEM and friend Susan TAILOR/TAYLOR of Port Stanley, Mark GOLEM and partner Brenda DOWELL of Port Stanley, Dianne and her husband Gary WILSON of Port Stanley and Linda and her husband Tim LAWRENCE of British Columbia. Dear brother of Elaine (John) BROWN of Dexter and Brian (Karen) GOLEM of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Courtnee (Brad) CAMPBELL, Ashley, Brodie, Cody, Drew and Corbin and great-grandfather of Brock Edwin Ross CAMPBELL. Dear brother-in-law of Andrew CRAWFORD of Waterdown and Gail CRAWFORD of Uxbridge. Ross was born in Owen Sound on April 12, 1937, the son of the late Elmer John and Beatrice Marie GOLEM. He was retired from Ford Canada (Talbotville.) Ross was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, S.T.E.G. Hospital (Palliative Care) or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
HARTLEY, Jill
The family of the late Jill HARTLEY (Grand Cove Estates) sends out a heartfelt thank you to Friends, neighbours, the incredible staff of the South West Community Care Access Centre, Lambton Elderly Outreach, Queensway Nursing and Retirement Residence, Hoffman Funeral Home and the staff, choir and congregation of Grand Bend United Church. We feel truly blessed (and Mom did too) to have had such wonderful people in our lives during Mom's last six months of life. Whether you dropped by with food, to take the dog for a walk, to visit with Mom, to help with shopping or household chores or just to stop by and say hello, your love and caring was felt and appreciated and made a difference. To Mom's nurses and doctors and all the other medical professionals who eased her way, thank you just doesn't seem to be enough. Know that your very presence, professionalism and genuine caring and sincerity brought us reassurance and comfort even in the toughest times. A special thank you to everyone who helped clear out Mom's house readying it to sell. Without your help, the task would have been emotionally demanding and time-consuming. Susan MILLS, Mark and Doina and grandchildren Evan and Carys HARTLEY, Colin MILLS and Karen BROWN and grandchildren Kyley CHAPMAN and Keira MILLS.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
CHAPPLE, Frank Leslie
Age 91 of Wallaceburg formerly of R.R.#5 Dresden passed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg on Sunday June 29, 2008. He was born in Chatham Township son of the late Frederick Roy and Helena (JOHNSON) CHAPPLE. His wife Mary (RONDEAU) CHAPPLE predeceased in 2004. Dear father of Janet and Donald LANE of Aylmer, Frederick and Dianne CHAPPLE of Wallaceburg, Kenneth and Janice CHAPPLE of Florence. Dear grandfather of Sherry and Peter DEKRAKER, Chris LANE, Darrell and Lois LANE, Paul and Marlies CHAPPLE, Mark and Crystal CHAPPLE, Kendra and Steve BADDER, Kelly and Brad MEREDITH, Kyle CHAPPLE and Jenn. Great-grandfather of Ethan, Caleb, Kiley, Jesse, Zachery, Larissa, Sophie, Chloe, Ayden and Teya. Brother of Madge and the late Wallace BROWN, Pearl and John MASTERS. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg, Park St. Place Retirement Residence or the charity of choice. Online condolences may be left at the funeral home website - www.deburgerfuneralhome.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
SUTHERLAND, Alice May (née POUNDS)
Peacefully at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday, June 29, 2008 Alice May (POUNDS) SUTHERLAND of Thamesford in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford SUTHERLAND (1978) and dear mother of the late Stanley SUTHERLAND (2007) and his wife Annie of Ingersoll, Anna of London and Margaret WALPOLE of Keswick and her late husband Keith (1981). Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren Shirley (Mike), Sandra, Scott, Sue (Mike), Sharri, Christina (Nick), Kim (Kevin), Cindy (Aaron) and 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister-in-law Alice POUNDS and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Alice was the eldest and last surviving family member of the Scott and Maggie (BROWN) POUNDS family being predeceased by 2 brothers George and John and 1 sister Nellie. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and one hour preceding the funeral service which will be held on Friday, July 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Doctor Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment North Embro Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the charity of one's choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-05 published
BROWN- FREEMAN, Rona Leigh
Died June 5-08 at the age of 44 at 5: 44 a.m. It's quiet now. Everyone has gone home. My every conscious thought is about you. I learned too late what I needed to know. But I want to thank you for coming home. For allowing me to hold your hand Sit by you. Stroke your hair. Whisper in your ear all of the unspoken words I should have said when you were awake Can you hear me now I said that you were not alone. That you are loved. That you would be ok I look for you everywhere and realize that you are within me. You are in my heart and what I know nowNo matter what happened between us in life, in the end there is always love Let this be my lesson, to love consciously, without fear, and with no borders. When the sunrises I think of you. When the sun sets I look for you. When I close my eyes, I see you. I love you sweet sister of mine May your spirit run like wild fire through the universe. Rona~ "rough island" ~ "song" 1963-2008

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-08 published
OWEN, Barbara Helen (FIELDING)
Suddenly at the London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus on Sunday, July 6, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Trevor OWEN (April 6, 2008.) Dear mother of Claire Isaac and Mike SCAFE, Helen Cloud and Peter WIEBE, Elizabeth OWEN and Paul STARK, and Megan OWEN. Gran to 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grand-daughter. Memorial Funeral Service will be conducted at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill, on Thursday, July 10 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the funeral service. Pastor Steven BROWN officiating. Donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. Cremation. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mrs. Owen.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-08 published
READHEAD, Ross Edmund
At the Henderson Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, July 6, 2008 (on his 85th birthday) in his 86th year, Ross READHEAD, loving husband and best friend of Helen Verneicea READHEAD (née SMART.) Father of Lois JACKSON and her husband Don of Saint Thomas, Edmund Ross READHEAD of Vancouver Island, Anne READHEAD and John KUEHNL- CADWELL of Welland. Stepfather of James BROWN and his wife Sharon of New Dundee, Jonathon BROWN and his wife Catherine of Collingwood, Susan BROWN and Judy JORDAN of Toronto, Belinda Solly and her husband Jeffery of Brooklyn, Ontario, Peter BROWN and his wife Andrea of Waterloo. Loving grandfather of Tina and Matt GRAY/GREY, Susanne and Keith WALKER, Katie SMITH and Daryl HEYWOOD, Brandy And Michael HOLMES, Robin JACKSON and great-grandfather of Stephen and Austin, James and Dylan, Jack, Liam and Carter. Brother of Audrey (the late John) RAE, Joyce (Patrick) BRICKER, Donna REID. Ross READHEAD was a United Church minister; was a Columnist with the Brantford Expositor, where he wrote a weekly column in the Religion section; a graduate of McMaster University; a former probation and parole officer in Simcoe and Brantford for many years; was an avid curler and a member of the Brant Curling Club charter member of the Probus Club. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating Ross's life will be set at a later date. If wished, memorial donations to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford 519-758-1553 www.mccleisterfuneralhom

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
DESJARDINE, Harry
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on July 8, 2008, Harry DESJARDINE, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Marion DESJARDINE. Loving father of Carolyn (Gary) JUBENVILLE of London, Sandra (Doug) GOLDSMITH of London and Grant DESJARDINE of Strathroy. Dearly loved by his grandchildren Mike (Val) JUBENVILLE, Ann Marie (Rob) BROWN, Brent GOLDSMITH, Crystal (Glen) HEISE and Tanya DESJARDINE. Cherished great-grandfather of Mark, Stephanie, Alyssa and Shaylin BROWN; Kyra and Ryan AUDET; Jessie, Jacob, Tyler and Ryan HEISE. He will also be warmly remembered by his brothers Murton (Myrtle) of Tiverton, Keith (Grace) of London and sister Joy MASON of Hensall, as well as sisters-in-law Madeline DESJARDINE of Crediton and Audrey DESJARDINE of Atwood. Predeceased by his parents Lesume DESJARDINE (1969) and Ella (KIPFER/KUEPFER) DESJARDINE (1987), brothers Louis, Byron, Herman, Ivan, Noris and Iann and sister Marion. Visitation will be held in Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W. Strathroy, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Don MacPHERSON officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Harry.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-14 published
BLIER, Wilfred L.
At University Hospital on July 12, 2008, Wilfred L. BLIER, age 92 years, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Beloved husband of Ethel (Harris) BLIER. Dear father of Elizabeth BROWN (Michael) of London, Ontario, Richard (Sonya) of Victora, British Columbia, and Ron (Brenda) of Victoria, British Columbia. Dear brother of Doreen BOCHSLER of Hamilton, Ontario. Also survived by granddaughters Kristyn and Melanie and five great-grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth SMITH (Vern) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Ron HARRIS (Ruth) of White Rock, British Columbia. Mr. BLIER was a lifetime member of Norwood Lodge #119 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons in Winnipeg, past President of the Kiwanis Club of Fanshawe, London, a Veteran of the Canadian Air Force and longtime employee of Westinghouse-Lamp Division. A Memorial Service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne St.), on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. (Visitation from 1-2 p.m.). Interment of ashes will take place at a later date in the family plot in Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca. He sought harmony among men, inspiring all with his knowledge, insight and sense of humour. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. BLIER.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-15 published
BROWN, Robert L.
Peacefully, surrounded by family, at University Hospital on Saturday, July 12, 2008, Robert L. BROWN of London (formerly of Windsor) in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Irene BROWN (2003) for 52 years. Loving mother of Brenda CAMPBELL of London, Janice (Ron) VALLIERES of Glencoe and Marci OSWALD of London. Cherished Papa of Roger, Taylor, Chelsea, Jennifer and Jaimie. Friends will be received at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd. North, for a memorial service on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Centre or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences accepted at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-16 published
HEPBURN, Elmer John
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. Elmer John HEPBURN of R.R.#2 Saint Thomas in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Claire (CUMMINGS) HEPBURN and the late Barbara June (BROWN) HEPBURN (2002.) Dear father of Linda MOSSEY and her husband Bill of Aylmer and Michael HEPBURN and his wife Wanda of R.R.#2, Saint Thomas. Loved by his grandchildren Michelle MOSSEY and Stacey DEUTSCH and husband Shane, David HEPBURN and Jessica, and Danny HEPBURN and Julie. Great-grandfather of Carter and Gavin. Brother of Geraldine ANTCLIFFE of Saint Thomas, Freda McGREGOR and husband Alex of Saint Thomas and Norma McCALLUM and husband Bert of Aylmer. Brother-in-law of Anne and Gwen HEPBURN of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by brothers Neil, Ike and Bud and sisters Amy COX and Nettie CAMPBELL. Born in Yarmouth Township, Ontario on November 6, 1933 son of the late John and Alma (SMITH) HEPBURN. Elmer John was a life long resident of Yarmouth Township. He was a dairy farmer and a member of Holstein Canada Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday July 18, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment, Orwell Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Aylmer Baptist Church appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-17 published
BRISLEY, Kathrine Elizabeth " Kay" (née ANDERSON)
A resident of Chatham, Kay BRISLEY died on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Windsor Metropolitan Hospital, at the age of 88. Born in Howard Township to the late Arthur and Ethel (DUDDY) ANDERSON. Beloved wife of the late Gordon 'Gord' BRISLEY (2006.) Loving mother of Bonnie and her husband Brad BROWN of Port Stanley, Bette and her husband Patrick CATTON of Amherstburg, and Janice and her husband Richard LESCHYSHYN of Corunna. Kay will be missed by her grandchildren Heather BROWN and Phil, Kevin BROWN and wife Kerrin, Jessica CATTON and Chad, Ryan CATTON and Karen, Josh LESCHYSHYN, and Warren LESCHYSHYN. She is survived by her siblings Douglas and his wife Shirley ANDERSON, Larry and his wife Glenda ANDERSON, all of Howard Township, Gordon and his wife Joan ANDERSON of Chatham, Miriam SECORD of Merlin, and Dorothy and her husband Raymond BERRY of Detroit, Michigan. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by her brother William (Bill) and his wife Ruth ANDERSON. Kay Graduated from PGH Nursing in 1942 and was a past president of the PGH Nursing Alumni. Kay and her husband Gord were both charter members of Sprucedale United Church. She was also a past president of the United Church Women, and she most recently became a member of the St. Andrew's Residence Auxiliary. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. A Funeral Service for Kay will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. from the Funeral Home, with Pastor Pat MILIKEN officiating. Private family interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations made in Kay's memory to the Foundation of the Chatham Kent Health Alliance- Palliative Care Unit, St. Andrew's Residence, or the Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed and appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-18 published
BARKER, Agnes McLaren "Nessie" (née BROWN)
Unexpectedly at home on Thursday, July 17, 2008 Agnes McLaren (Nessie) in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Bill (1991). Favourite mum of Tom (Liz) of Stratford. Loving grandma to Andrew and Shana, Megan and Dan. Survived by sisters Jean BROWN and Roberta BENNETT and sister-in-law Audrey MacKICHAN. " Brownie" served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Western Air command in World War II as a code and cipher clerk. She had a long career in food services, catering for the Western Fair Association and supervising for Beaver Foods. She will be missed by her neighbours Robert, Kirsten and Rob and her family and Friends at Kettle Point. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Sunday, July 20, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or the charity of your choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
ENGLISH, Brenda Beth (née MOOR)
A resident of Erieau and formerly of Chatham and Sarnia passed away peacefully at home on July 19, 2008 at the age of 58 with her family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife and best friend of Robert ENGLISH. Dear daughter of Norma MOOR and the late Clarence MOOR (2008.) Cherished wonderful mother of Angie McKENNEY and her husband Randy McKENNEY and Chris CLARK and his fiance Becky VERHAGEN. Step-mother to Amanda BROWN and her husband Dallas and Tyler ENGLISH. Nan will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Aidan, Clark and Tatum McKENNEY, Owen BROWN and Dylan ENGLISH. Loved sister of Brad MOOR and his wife Rita and Brent MOOR and his wife Venetia. Survived by nieces Brittany, Shayna, Hilary, Laura, Kaitlyn and Samantha. A private family interment of ashes and celebration of Brenda's life will take place at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham with Pastor John SCHERER officiating. Friends wishing to honour Brenda's life with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Donations may be arranged at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home. Online condolences and donations may be left for the family at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-21 published
GAGE, Lillian Laurene
Of R.R.#3 Thamesville formerly of Bothwell in her 88th year. Dearly loved mother of Donna (Tim) FISHER of Bothwell and special grand_son Joe FISHER of Thamesville. Loving grandmother of Cheri BROWN, Angela (Doug) HOTHAM, Kim FISHER and Dennis DUFORD, Tim FISHER Jr. and Fred GILLENO. Dearly loved by great-grandchildren Cassie and Donnie FISHER, Brittany, Chris and Jessica BROWN. Randi HARRY, Kyle FISHER, Dale McMASTER, Ryan and Tyler HOTHAM, Ashley and Ryan GILLENO. Lillian is survived by sisters Sarah SWITZER, Florence WILLSON, Muriel (Ken) BIRCH all of Windsor and sister-in-law Carmelle GAGE of London as well as brothers John and George GAGE of London and Sam (Gerry) GAGE of Windsor. Predeceased by sisters Jean SWITZER, Velma HANDS, Alice SMITH, Hazel SQUIRE, Dorothy SCOTT and brothers Howard, Charlie, Leonard and Fred. Friends may call at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home 211 Elm Street, Bothwell from 1 p.m. until service time at 4 p.m. on Tuesday July 22, 2008 with Rev. Steve FILYER of the Bothwell Baptist Church officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice may be made at the funeral home by cheque. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest in memory of Lillian.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-23 published
GAST, Harriet Jean Kendall (PARKER)
Passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Strathmere Lodge, in her 89th year. Harriet Jean Kendall (PARKER) was the beloved wife of Loren GAST for over 70 years, mother of Roger (Ruth) of Strathroy, David (Sharon) of London, and Karl (Linda) of Alvinston. She leaves behind eight grandchildren - Paul (Laurie) GAST, Bryan (Kathy) GAST, Rob (Carina) GAST, Marty (Holly) GAST, Kent (Norma) COLEMAN, Karrie (Mark) BROWN, Josh GAST, and Janene GAST, and fourteen great-grandchildren - Jeffrey, Jillian and Victoria GAST, Zachary, Mathew and Grace GAST, Amanda and Kayleigh GAST, Kendra and Jackson COLEMAN, and Jasmine, Desyrea, Deante and Keearra BROWN. Jean will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and will be sadly missed by her family and many Friends. Jean was predeceased by son Paul Stephen, who was taken in a fire which destroyed the family home in 1952, another son in infancy, four sisters - Islay SHAW, Mildred PARKER, Hope HOLT, Jessie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, four brothers - Robert, Gordon, Rupert and Douglas PARKER, and three brothers who died in infancy - Bruce, Jamie and Scott. Visitation will be at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe W. in Strathroy on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, 264 Princess Street in Strathroy on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in London. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-24 published
DUFTON, Marjorie Doris (née DAY)
Passed away at the age of 85, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at University Hospital, London of leukemia. Widow of Morley Alfred DUFTON (1983.) Survived by her daughter Lois Anne (Ralph MALLORY 2002) of Campbellford, Ontario. Predeceased by children James Ross (1948) and Marilyn Elaine (1954). Survived by twin sister Madeline (Roy JOHNSON) and her brother John DAY (Irene BROWN.) Predeceased by parents Walter DAY (1990) and Lila GUEST (1995.) She had seven sisters and brothers-in-law in Morley's family with 29 nieces and nephews from both sides. Marjorie's vocation was teaching and her passions were travel and photography. She was a life member of Thorndale Women's Institute and was active in Bethesda United Church Women. She also was a leader of 4-H Clubs and Canadian Girls in Training. She was Queen of the Thorndale Fair several times for her cooking and sewing skills. Marjorie received her Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Western Ontario (1976) while teaching full time. Visitors will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (East of Highbury) 519-452-3770 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2008. A Memorial Service to be held in the chapel on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Lorenzo RAMERIZ officiating. Visitors to be received from 12 to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice. Also please sign your organ and tissue donor card and discuss it with your family. ladufton@yahoo.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
BROWN, James Austin, FCIS
Died peacefully at Grandwood Park, London on Monday, July 21, 2008, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Ann (1988) and the late Mary Burns ROSSIE (2003.) Lovingly remembered by his sons Richard and John (Mary McNUTT) and his grandchildren Brigid and Ian. James was born August 14, 1920 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He served with the No. 8 Canadian General Hospital in World War 2. He retired from a career in public administration in 1985 as assistant registrar at the University of Regina. He is widely remembered as a gentleman and a collector of books. Thanks to Doctors Ian PATERSON and A.S. KHAN and the staff of Grandwood Park for the special care extended to James. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist, 280 Saint_James Street at Wellington, on Tuesday, July 29 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements by Harris Funeral Home.

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BROWN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
ROWCLIFFE, Mary
At Seaforth Community Hospital, on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Mrs. Mary ROWCLIFFE of Seaforth in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Stewart Carmon ROWCLIFFE. Loved mother-in-law of Peggy ROWCLIFFE of Seaforth. Cherished grandmother of Kathy and Mike JOHNSTON of Clinton, David JEWITT of Clinton, Jane and Dale SMITH of Goderich, and Susan and Don BROWN of Seaforth. Great-grandmother of Danielle, Jessica, Kyle, Lauren, Karter, Alivia and Addisyn. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Phyllis and Dean ALDWINCKLE of Varna, and Wilma PRETTY of Sarnia. Predeceased by son Doug ROWCLIFFE, daughter Janet JEWITT, great-grand_son Christopher JOHNSTON, sisters Shirley WRIGHT, Ruby GOYETTE, and Wilba TUGWOOD, and by brother Alan PRETTY. Friends will be received at the Box and Smith Funeral Chapel, 47 High St. Seaforth, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 2 o'clock. Interment Maitland Bank Cemetery, McKillop Twp. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital, or Saint Thomas Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated. Condolences at www.boxsmithfuneralchapel.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2008-07-11 published
DOHERTY, David Alexander
Of Edson, Alberta and formerly Collingwood.
Passed away suddenly on June 15, 2008 at age 67 yrs. Survived by wife Diane (JOHNSON) from Creemore and children April (Troy) HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Surrey, British Columbia., Margaret (Brett) BROWN of Orangeville, Ontario, and Steven (Tracy) DOHERTY of Edmonton, Alberta. Missing Grandpa are Lauren and Allison HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Meghan and Evan BROWN, Ocean and Alexander DOHERTY. Siblings are Patricia (Reg) WILSON and James (Sandy) DOHERTY of Collingwood. Predeceased by older sister Jean (Rick) JACOBI of Barrie, Ontario.
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BROWN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-01-30 published
LANDER, Donald
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday January 22, 2008 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Stella BAER- LANDER. Loving father of Dawn BELAMY (Jim) of Brantford and Dwight (Edith) of Paris. Stepfather of Lois TAMBURRINI (Zen,) Penny RICHMOND- PECK, Cecil BAER, Donna BROWN (Stu) and Allan BAER (Lynn.) Devoted grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Charles LANDER and Rebecca PARKINSON of Paris. Don was a quiet caring man who will be missed by all who knew him. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.) Stayner, Ontario (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday January 23, 2008. Funeral Service was held in the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Chapel on Thursday January 24, 2008 at 10 o'clock followed by visitation at Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River Street North, Paris, Ontario (519-442-3061) on Thursday January 24, 2008 from 3-4 p.m. Funeral Service followed in the Wm. Kipp Funeral Chapel at 4 o'clock. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a Charity of your choice. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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BROWN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-03-26 published
McDONALD, Robert James
Peacefully on Monday March 17, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 87th year. Bob of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Ena and of the late Eva. Loving father of Robert and his wife Margaret, John and his wife Joan, Cathy McDONALD and Ann and her husband Jim BROWN all of Brampton. Dear grandfather of Blair, Keith, Michael, Carren, Bob and Andrew and proud great-grandfather of Jessie, Lee, Logan and Aidan. Bob was a proud member of the British Armed Forces, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Division (1939-1946) and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63, Collingwood for 35 years. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home -Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (East of Zoo Park Rd.) (705-429-8766) from 10 a.m. Saturday March 22, 2008 until the time of the Service in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Reception followed. Remembrances to the General and Marine Hospital Foundation, Collingwood, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Bob's family. For further information and to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com
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BROWN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-05-14 published
McDOUGALL, Elsie Mabel Lena
Peacefully on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood surrounded by her family at the age of 93. Elsie of Stayner, beloved wife of the late David (1989). Predeceased by her brother Elmer DORITY and sisters Edith BROWN, Margaret BELLAMY and Gertrude RICH. Cherished Aunt of many nieces and nephews. At Elsie's request, a private family service was held with interment at Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to the General and Marine Hospital Foundation or the Salvation Army, Collingwood would be appreciated by Elsie's family. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home - Stayner Chapel (705 428-2637). For further information and to sign the online guest book log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com
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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-02 published
NICHOLS, Margaret Irene " Brownie"
Died peacefully on December 28th, 2007, in her 96th year, at Saint_Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough. Predeceased by her husband, Jack G. NICHOLS (Retired Peterborough School Superintendent) and her brother, David BROWN, of Leaside. Survived by her son, John NICHOLS (Mary MacPHERSON) of Peterborough, her granddaughter, Leslie VISSERS (Mike) of Nelson, British Columbia, and her grand_son Rob NICHOLS (Rachel) of Barrie. Also survived by 4 great-grandchildren, Isaac, Stephen, Oliver and Chloe. Cremation has taken place and a private family service of interment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, or Saint_Joseph's at Fleming through the Little Lake Cemetery Co., 915 Haggart Street, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 2Y1 or 1-800-672-9652. The family is grateful for the kindness and care provided for Brownie by the staff of Saint_Joseph's at Fleming and the former Marycrest during the past several years.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-05 published
NOGES, Marilyn Grace (née CLARKE)
(September 23, 1950 to January 1, 2008)
Marilyn passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2008 after a long battle with lymphoma cancer. Her fight was a testament to the amazing strength and dignity she exhibited all her life.
Beloved, loving wife and best friend to her husband Val for the past 28 years. Much loved mother to daughters Laura (Dan RODRIGUEZ) and Kristen. Daughter of Eric and Barbara CLARKE. Sister to Jeanette CLARKE (Ron ROBILLARD) and Pauline BROWN (James). Daughter-in-law to Melita NOGES. Sister-in-law to Ann NOGES. Aunt to Robert, Bradley, Brian, Nicola, and Claudia. Cherished friend to many.
Marilyn had unshakable determination and strength. She will always be remembered for her endless energy, compassion, kindness, warmth, and her natural ability to relate to everyone she met. She loved time spent with family and Friends, at the cottage sitting on the dock with a Chardonnay, and the outdoors.
Marilyn was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland, and moved to Ontario in her early twenties. She spent the last five years enjoying her work in the health and education fields, most recently managing the financial affairs of both Ozmosis Research and the Ontario Medical Oncology Association. Marilyn cherished the special relationship she developed with Doctor Amit Oza, Pam Degendorfer, and all of her close colleagues. Previously, Marilyn spent close to twenty years in the Finance Group with Maclean Hunter Limited and Rogers Communications Inc., working in both companies' cable television and publishing divisions, with a culminating position as Vice-President, Finance of Rogers Publishing. Marilyn holds a Masters of Business Administration from McMaster University and Bachelors of Education and Science from Memorial University.
Special thanks to Doctor Michael CRUMP, Tracy NAGY and all the other extremely dedicated and caring professionals at Princess Margaret Hospital and the Toronto General Hospital.
Marilyn is resting at the Murray Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto. Family and Friends may visit on Friday, January 4th from 7 to 9 p.m. A ceremony in celebration of Marilyn's life will be held in the chapel at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 5th, followed by a light meal and reception at the Miller Tavern Restaurant, 3885 Yonge Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in care of Doctor Michael CRUMP for Lymphoma Research.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-10 published
John ASHLEY, 77 Athlete
National Hockey League official believed 'nobody ever paid to see a referee work'
By Josh BROWN, Canadian Press; Globe and Mail archives, Page S8
Kitchener, Ontario -- Being an National Hockey League referee could be trying at times, but John ASHLEY never let the crowd get to him.
"My dad's commentary was, 'if they're watching me, they're missing one helluva good game,' his daughter, Kristine BAILEY, recalled. "I think I heard him say that hundreds of times.
"Most people don't like officials. You either love them or hate them. He used to just laugh it off and say it's apart of the game."
Mr. ASHLEY, who was a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, called more than 650 National Hockey League games over the years. Regarded as a tolerant arbiter who was willing to let the game proceed until the childish hacking of the players became a factor, he was fond of saying that "nobody ever paid to see a referee work. The players wanted to play. I'd let them."
Raised in Preston, Ontario, he hit the ice as a youngster and forged a successful hockey career playing for the Toronto Marlies and Guelph Biltmores on the Junior A circuit, before moving on to stints with Pittsburgh and Syracuse in the American Hockey League.
"Then they sold me to Eddie Shore at Springfield, and that's when I quit," he told the late Paul Patton of The Globe and Mail in 1987. After that, he joined a senior hockey club in Stratford, Ontario, "but when the league went broke, I turned to officiating just for something to do. It turned out longer than I expected."
Although a talented player, he had the wisdom to recognize he had better prospects as an official and donned the zebra stripes. He refereed one year in the American and Central leagues, served as a linesman in the National Hockey League for 17 games, and then turned to refereeing in 1959. He soon established himself as one of the most reliable referees in the business.
Mr. ASHLEY refereed 622 regular season games and 58 playoff matchups during his 13-year on-ice career in the National Hockey League. From 1964-72, he worked every Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs a sure sign of respect.
Over the years, he experienced his share of problems. Jack Riley, the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, once complained that he called too many penalties against expansion teams; Bill Jennings, the New York Rangers' president, threatened to protest any games he officiated (Mr. Jennings was upset after a Chicago Blackhawk player threw his stick on to the ice to a teammate who had broken his stick, and the referee missed it); in 1969, Red Kelly, then coaching at Pittsburgh, said he was patently biased against expansion teams. To balance all the criticism, Toronto Maple Leafs manager Punch Imlach said Mr. ASHLEY was welcome to handle every Leaf game he wanted.
"Officiating is a one-way street," Mr. ASHLEY said. "Every time a team loses, they blame the referee, but that's a cop-out. When they win, no one remembers who the referee was. Hockey would be in an awful mess if the officials made as many mistakes as the players."
Mr. ASHLEY said he did not know a lot about officiating when he started, "but I had been on the other side of the fence as a player, so I knew how hockey players thought, how they reacted. I was used to all the noise in the rink. When people yelled at me, I'd tell them 'Keep hollering! Come back and bring your Friends. You're paying my salary…' "
As for his prejudice against expansion teams, Mr. ASHLEY said he simply preferred the standard of play to be found in the "original six."
"My God, we had some awful tough players when there were only six teams," he told The Globe's Allen Abel in 1981. "They use the word 'goon' a lot these days, but how could you call players like Ted Lindsay and Fernie Flaman goons when they were getting you 25 goals a year? They knew how to play hockey. Now you've got players, the people are screaming for blood and thunder, and they get 200 minutes in penalties and score five goals all season. Don't you think the people would rather cheer for somebody who could help win a hockey game?"
For all that rough play, he said he never saw anything on the ice that frightened him. "I had the game when Pat Quinn hit Bobby Orr; remember what a big deal they made about that? If it hadn't been Orr, nobody would have said a word. I didn't think it was anything."
Although Mr. Quinn's crunching check during the 1969 playoffs between the Leafs and the Boston Bruins is today regarded as the final blow that did in Mr. Orr's knees, the veteran referee shrugged it off as business as usual: "They talk about violence today… it's just people crying."
At a personal level, Mr. ASHLEY was a fun-loving father who took family members on the road across North America while he worked, in part for the thrill, in part for company. At one game, his daughter Kristine said he asked an usher to keep an eye on her while he worked. "He would say 'watch the game, cheer for everybody and don't tell anybody who you are' " she said. "He was always objective. He liked to watch a good hockey game. He never cared who won or lost. That wasn't his job. He really had a good appreciation for players and officials who were talented."
In 1971, he worked the seventh games of the quarter-final, semi-final and final in the Stanley Cup playoffs. "There's a lot of pressure, but those are the easiest games because players are afraid to make mistakes. The first and third games of a series, the ones that open a building, are the toughest. You get three things out of this business: The satisfaction of knowing that you did a good job, your cheque every payday and the next year when they rehire you."
Mr. ASHLEY retired that same year but remained with the National Hockey League as a talent scout for officials. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.
John ASHLEY was born in Galt, Ontario, in 1930. He died of heart failure at Saint Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario, last Saturday. He was 77. He is survived by his wife, June, and by daughter Kristine and son Tom. He also leaves his brother, Doug.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-15 published
BROWN, Don W.
Major (Veteran World War 2 1939-1945 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment, Canada; member of Royal Canadian Legion Victoria Harbour, Sunset Post)
Suddenly, on Friday, January 11, 2008 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Don BROWN beloved husband of the late Peg (SAUNDERS,) dear father of Michael HUTCHINS and his fiancée Ora HARRIS. Brother-in-law of Charles of Port Hope. Lovingly remembered by his niece Liz, nephews, Tim, Peter and Chris. Our sincere thanks to the compassionate and caring staff at Post Inn Village Willow Crescent. A service of remembrance to celebrate the life of Don will be held at 3: 00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com.
"Will miss you Don. Aloha"

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-16 published
ORTVED, Mary Charteris (née CARTER)
Peacefully at her home on January 14th, 2008 in her 91st year, following an incredibly full life. Beloved wife of the late William Evans ORTVED, M.D. (1996) and sister to Joan Carruthers ROBERTS (Goodridge d.) and the late John Charteris Haig CARTER (Helen d.). As the Leo that she was, she stood like a lioness for her six children, Susan ARMITAGE (Murray d.,) Niels (Stephanie,) Peter (Maureen), Jody (Cathy), Janet IGGERS (Dan), Anne DATTELS (Peter) and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed watching the eleven grandchildren grow up - Kirsten COOKE (Ian,) Kevin ARMITAGE (Linda GALASSO); Allie SWEENEY (Patrick), Chat and John ORTVED; Mira and Matthew ORTVED; Kyla and Dayne ORTVED; Kelly and Adam IGGERS. She was proud to be a great-grandmother of Sophie, Charlie and Jay. Also fondly remembered by Jim SUTTON and Jamie, Liam and Isabelle CAVEN. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Doctor Wendy BROWN; and her special caregivers Norma, Maria, Tess, Magda and Lani, one of whom was always at her side for the past 21 months.
After graduating from Havergal College, Mary went on to University College, University of Toronto where she met her husband Bill ORTVED. Her many years of volunteering for the Women's Committee of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra culminated in her term as President. She served on both the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall. She was an enthusiastic member of the Toronto Herb Society, and enjoyed her many weekly bridge games. She led a very active life right up into her late eighties playing tennis twice weekly, skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club, playing golf at Rosedale Golf Club, skippering her Albacore and Flying Scot, and enjoying the religious morning plunge into Georgian Bay off the rocks of Land's End. Mary's spirit will always rest at her beloved island, Wawonaissa, at Pointe au Baril where she spent every summer of her life. Since 1954 when they bought property at Mansfield, her weekend ritual was roosting at Whippoorwill Hill and she cherished the hills and the many Friends that surrounded her there.
There will be a celebration of her life on Monday January 21st at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton and Duplex Ave. Toronto at 2 o'clock. Reception following at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Ellen Milne (née WEEKS)
Of Wiarton, and formerly of Toronto, peacefully at Gateway Haven on Thursday, January 17th, 2008. The former Ellen Milne WEEKS in her 97th year. Loving wife of the late Leslie HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Cherished mother of Bill and his wife Sandra, of Toronto; and Marian and her husband Norman HAWKINS, of Oliphant. Grandmother of Laurie (Ray GORDON), Lynn (Mark HOLMES), Sue (Gary BROWN), Cathy (partner Tom WHITE/WHYTE), Stephanie, Shannon (Ryan LOW/LOWE/LOUGH), Debbie HAWKINS (partner Susie BAKER,) and Russell HAWKINS (Elvira;) and great-grandmother of thirteen. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Nellie WEEKS. A Celebration of Ellen's Life will be conducted from the chapel of the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041, on Sunday, January 20th at 1 o'clock. Cremation with spring interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Toronto. Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Talking Books, or Wiarton Hospital would be appreciated. In living memory of Ellen an Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-19 published
ORTVED, Mary Charteris (née CARTER)
Peacefully at her home on January 14th, 2008 in her 91st year, following an incredibly full life. Beloved wife of the late William Evans ORTVED, M.D. (1996) and sister to Joan Carruthers ROBERTS (Goodridge d.) and the late John Charteris Haig CARTER (Helen d..) As the Leo that she was, she stood like a lioness for her six children, Susan ARMITAGE (Murray d.,) Niels (Stephanie,) Peter (Maureen), Jody (Cathy), Janet IGGERS (Dan), Anne DATTELS (Peter) and loved them all dearly. She enjoyed watching the eleven grandchildren grow up - Kirsten COOKE (Ian), Kevin ARMITAGE (Linda GALASSO) Allie SWEENEY (Patrick,) Chat and John ORTVED; Mira and Matthew ORTVED; Kyla and Dayne ORTVED; Kelly and Adam IGGERS. She was proud to be a great-grandmother of Sophie, Charlie and Jay. Also fondly remembered by Jim Sutton and Jamie, Liam and Isabelle CAVEN. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Wendy BROWN; and her special caregivers Norma, Maria, Tess, Magda and Lani, one of whom was always at her side for the past 21 months.
After graduating from Havergal College, Mary went on to University College, University of Toronto where she met her husband Bill ORTVED. Her many years of volunteering for the Women's Committee of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra culminated in her term as President. She served on both the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Roy Thomson Hall. She was an enthusiastic member of the Toronto Herb Society, and enjoyed her many weekly bridge games. She led a very active life right up into her late eighties playing tennis twice weekly, skiing at Osler Bluff Ski Club, playing golf at Rosedale Golf Club, skippering her Albacore and Flying Scot, and enjoying the religious morning plunge into Georgian Bay off the rocks of Land's End. Mary's spirit will always rest at her beloved island, Wawonaissa, at Pointe au Baril where she spent every summer of her life. Since 1954 when they bought property at Mansfield, her weekend ritual was roosting at Whippoorwill Hill and she cherished the hills and the many Friends that surrounded her there.
There will be a celebration of her life on Monday January 21st at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton and Duplex Ave. Toronto at 2 o'clock. Reception following at Rosedale Golf Club, 1901 Mt. Pleasant Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
"Mothers are the shelters in our lives"

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-21 published
IRWIN, John Fenwick
After a full and accomplished Life, in his 93rd year, John IRWIN died on Sunday, January 20, 2008. His presence and spirit will live on with his devoted family and many Friends. Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, in 1915, John was raised on Walney Island, on the southern coast of Cumbria. He began a career in journalism with The Northwestern Daily Mail and later with the New Statesman in Calcutta where he was chief reporter. In World War 2, he served as a lieutenant-colonel in army intelligence in North Africa. Upon his arrival in Canada in 1952, John resumed his career in journalism, first with Saturday Night magazine, then with Maclean's and finally as associate editor with the Financial Post. He married Norah Joslin BROWN in 1955. Together they enjoyed a loving and eventful 40 years of marriage. Norah died in 2006. Both Norah and John were lifetime supporters of the arts. As such, John served as president and became a life member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. He was also president of the St. George's Society and a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem and the Toronto Orthopedic Hospital Trust. His military associations included the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Imperial Officers Association of Canada, and the 78th Fraser Highlanders. In 1967 he received Canada's Centennial medal. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen (Kate) HUMPHREYS, and his nephew, Keith HUMPHREYS and family in Newcastle, England. A service of remembrance will be held in Toronto in spring, 2008. Remembrances may be made to the Toronto Grace Foundation, 650 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G5. The family invites you to sign the Memorial Tribute Book at
www.obituariestoday.com.
Some shout and sing
And are thus remembered
For a time.
Others with quiet dignity
Creep into hearts and minds
To remain forever.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-07 published
HENRY, Shirley
Passed away suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday, February 4th, 2008. Shirley HENRY of Wellington, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Willard HENRY. Loving mother of Gwen (Bob) DIDO of Oakville, Mark (Lynne) of Wellington and Brigden (Rit) of West Vancouver. Proud grandmother of Colin, Heather and Ellen. Survived by her sister Nelda LEWIS of Point Claire, Quebec. Remembered fondly by her niece Barbara (Francois) OUIMET. Shirley was a caring, loving mother who took particular pride in her grandchildren and in being the Dairy Princess Coordinator of Prince Edward County. Friends may call at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Saturday, February 9th from 10: 00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Audrey BROWN officiating. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-07 published
RICHARDSON, Audrey (née McCUAIG)
Peacefully on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, Audrey RICHARDSON (nee McCUAIG) in her 92nd year. Predeceased by Reg, her adored and adoring husband of 64 years. Deeply missed by her children Nancy (Harvey BROWN) of Montreal, Bob (Shirley PETERSON) of Toronto, Elizabeth (Richard JOHN) of Halifax, and by her grandchildren Anthony (Manuela BADAWY,) Christina, and by her great-grand_son Alexander. She leaves a legacy of love and joy to her extended family and many Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street, W at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008. A private family service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2008. A celebration of Audrey's welllived life will be held in early April at Lambton Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or to the Salvation Army.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-09 published
WILKINS, Charles Russell (1923-2008)
(Retired Ontario Hydro and Past Master, Renfrew Masonic Lodge #122)
In Hospice Renfrew surrounded by the love of his family on his 85th birthday Tuesday, February 5, 2008 after a brief illness with cancer. Devoted husband and best friend of 61 years to Roma AUSTIN. Cherished father to Judy RYAN (Doug) of Renfrew, Peter (Nancy) of New Jersey, Tim of Alberta, Mark (Cindy) of Kimberley, British Columbia and Janice PAPPAS (Gus) of Ottawa. Larger than life Poppa to 9 grandchildren - Vaughan, Scott, Katie, Daniel, Michael, Paige, Mathew, Shannon and Carly. Russ will be greatly missed by his sister Alice BROWN (Windsor,) his sisters-in-law Edith CLAPP (Arnprior) and Jean AUSTIN (Belleville) and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Doctor Bruce STRADER and staff at Hospice Renfrew and Renfrew Victoria Hospital for their dedication and care. Friends may call at the McPhail and Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave., at Lorne, Renfrew for memorial visiting on Friday, February 15, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with the service to celebrate Russ's life to follow at Trinity St. Andrews United Church on Saturday February 16 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Renfrew, Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-13 published
LEGGATT, Catherine Dorothy
On Monday February 11, 2008 in Toronto: Born March 16, 1932 in Chatham, New Brunswick: only child of Arthur James LEGGATT and Beatrice May GROAT. Dorothy was part of the extended LEGGATT family being the first of sixteen first cousins, 34 second cousins and 19 aunts and uncles. Dorothy lived with her grandmother Groat in Chatham during her early childhood, and attended Saint Michael's Academy. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1951 after a stellar turn as President of the student theatrical group. She attended Law School at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. She was a member of the Maritime Championship Debating Team, and was the only woman graduate in 1954 to practice law. Dorothy practiced in Chatham, New Brunswick as a sole practitioner and as a Crown Attorney. She practised in Ontario with Jeffery and Jeffery of London; and Solway Wright in Ottawa; and as the first female General Counsel to the Toronto Port Authority from which she retired in 1997. In Toronto she was active in theatrical, educational, architectural and historical activities. She volunteered with the Daily Bread Food Bank, Saint Michael's Hospital and other community-based charities. Dorothy was an avid traveler all her life. Visitation will be on Friday, February 15 at 2: 00 p.m. with a funeral service at 3:00 p.m., followed by gathering of family and Friends at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street Toronto, (Sherbourne and Wellesley Streets). Interment of Dorothy's ashes will take place at Saint Michael's Cemetery in Miramichi, New Brunswick at a later date. The family thanks the team that has been with Dorothy on her journey, Wendy CORBER of Community Care Access Centre, Karen WILLIAMSON of Community Occupational Therapists and Associates, and in particular, the medical team at Perram House for the holistic and humanistic approach to Dorothy's palliative care needs, and particularly, Sonia BROWN for her kind and attentive care during Dorothy's last few weeks. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Perram House, a palliative care hospice in Toronto, www.perramhouse.ca, or Perram House, 4 Wellesley Place, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2K4. On-line condolences may be made at www.mem.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-19 published
HADWEN, John Gaylard
Husband, father, grandfather, ambassador, lover of life. Born April 18, 1923, in Toronto. Died August 5, 2007, in Lake of Bays, Ontario, of a heart attack, aged 84.
By Mary TAILOR/TAYLOR, Page L6
John HADWEN always had something to tell you.
A man of wide experience, varied interests and great intellectual curiosity, he usually had some project in view or some cause to defend.
He might want to talk about Holbein, whose paintings he loved and about whom he completed an excellent monograph just before he died. Or he might discuss nuclear disarmament or defend the foreign service, which he felt was often treated badly.
A big man with a big voice, John had a great appetite for life, for books and for food. As he said, "Any damn fool can be miserable."
Like Shakespeare's Falstaff, he was always genial, reserving his anger for the causes he promoted so passionately.
His years at the University of Toronto's Trinity College were interrupted by a three-year stint in the Canadian Forces. John was among the Canadians who fought their way up Italy during the Second World War.
After a year at the London School of Economics he joined Canada's foreign service, where he spent 37 years. He continued to take an interest in foreign affairs until he died. All but two of his posts were in Asia, three as head of mission. His affection for this area was shown by his support for the Gurkhas, soldiers for Britain whom he got to know in Nepal.
In Ottawa he was executive assistant to Paul Martin Sr., secretary of state for external affairs, for whom he had affectionate respect. Interested in development, John was committed to the Colombo Plan for Co-operative Economic Development in South and Southeast Asia, and also helped create the precursor to the Canadian International Development Agency.
A great egalitarian, John treated all who worked with him, whether at home or abroad, with care and compassion. He was not an ambassador who lost the common touch.
One of John's best decisions was to marry Shirley BROWN, the sister of a school friend. Fortunately, she shared his enthusiasm for foreign posts and for bridge. John was a great family man, devoted to his four sons, their wives and his 14 grandchildren.
Frequent family celebrations were large affairs. One such event was John and Shirley's golden wedding anniversary, which they celebrated with a huge barbecue; another was the annual family regatta at the Brown cottage at Lake of Bays near Huntsville, Ontario
In later years John's health deteriorated, but he was fortunate to escape a lingering decline. On a fine summer day he suddenly fell asleep at Lake of Bays, surrounded by his family.
Mary TAILOR/TAYLOR is John's friend.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-20 published
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was the last of his kind in the Senate
Urbane former colonel in the Canadian Guards took over the job in 1990. At the time, the upper chamber was in the middle of a rancorous and bitter debate over the passage of the Goods and Services Tax bill
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S10
Ottawa -- Jean DORE was playing golf one day when his wife, Marilyn, took a call for him. When he got home, she said a senior bureaucrat from the Prime Minister's Office wanted to see him. "You better get cracking. Ottawa wants you right away!"
Rene GUTKNECHT, the Senate's Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, had resigned suddenly and a replacement was urgently needed. Then-prime minister Brian Mulroney and his government was trying to steer its controversial goods-and-services bill through the Senate and things were going badly. Would Colonel DORE take the job, effective immediately?
An experienced soldier who had loved ceremony ever since he had served with the postwar army's crack ceremonial regiment, the Canadian Guards, didn't need to think about it. He accepted with alacrity and became Canada's 12th Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod since Confederation in 1867.
His first day on the job was October 15, 1990, and, by all accounts, he hit the ground running. Besides handling administration, finance, personnel and the page program, plus learning the Senate's arcane protocol, he spent long hours sitting inside the bar of the chamber when the Senate was in session, keeping an eye on things as members debated the issues of the day.
Reporting directly to Guy Charbonneau, the Speaker of the Senate, Col. DORE was also responsible for the chamber's security. If the Speaker expelled a senator for breaking the rules, Col. DORE would have been obliged to escort the offender from the chamber. As it turned out, he was never called on to do that.
In fact, Col. DORE couldn't have picked a more dramatic time to start his new job. The Senate, which is often ignored, misunderstood and vilified because its members are appointed by the prime minister instead of standing for election, was for once at the centre of things. Its Liberal majority was trying to block the Goods and Services Tax bill, which had caused enormous controversy during its navigation through the Commons.
Debating the bill around the clock for more than a week, Liberal senators used every tactic they could think of to delay its passage. Hour after hour, day after day, Col. DORE did his best to stay alert as the Liberals tried their best to slow the process down.
They wouldn't even let him go home for three days. He managed to shower, but he had to send for clean clothes. Finally, the bill passed, everyone breathed a sigh of relief and things went back to normal. It was a dramatic start for Col. DORE, to say the least. Now one of Parliament's most senior administrators, everything he did would be watched and analyzed.
For the next seven years, Col. DORE, a reserved man who inspired great respect and affection among his colleagues, was a familiar sight to senators, staffers and the public when the chamber was sitting. Dressed in his tailcoat, white tie and gloves and wearing a bicorne hat - a style dating from the 18th century - he led the Speaker's procession to the Senate to open that day's sitting.
Carrying the Black Rod, the brass-mounted ebony staff that symbolized his authority and lent its name to his official title, Col. DORE was an impressive and formidable figure as he marched through the halls of Parliament, followed by the mace bearer, the Speaker, two clerks and three pages. Once the procession reached the bar of the Senate - only senators and floor officers are allowed past it into the chamber - Col. DORE would call out, "Mr. Speaker!" to warn senators to take their seats.
He then sat down and took attendance as the procession continued. After Mr. Speaker reached his chair, positioned in front of the throne - only the Queen or her representative may sit in it - prayers were offered and the business of the day commenced.
First created in 1350 by royal letters - the current title dates from 1522 - Black Rod was originally the personal messenger or attendant to the monarch when he or she went to Parliament, but only in the upper house. After New France was ceded to Britain in 1763, British parliamentary traditions were introduced to Canada. Although provincial legislatures are unicameral, they each employ a Black Rod for ceremonial events.
Richard Greene, who retired as the Senate's deputy clerk in 1999 after 43 years with the Senate, became close Friends with Col. DORE. " His stature and bearing impressed me greatly. I could tell that this was a gentleman of the old school," he said. "He was [also] a very kind man. He helped a lot of employees monetarily in time of crisis. He did [that] quietly and discreetly."
Col. DORE also played a key role in organizing ceremonial, logistics and protocol for the opening of Parliament, state funerals and investitures of governors-general. He also helped welcome foreign heads of state and government on official visits.
Once a year, when the governor-general went to Parliament to read the Speech from the Throne, Col. DORE was in his element as he played a vital constitutional role. After the governor-general was seated on the throne, Col. DORE went to "the other place," as the House of Commons is known, to summon its members to listen to the Queen's representative describe the government's agenda for the forthcoming year.
Wearing his five medals and a sword, he marched to the Commons, whose door was closed to symbolize its independence from the sovereign. After knocking on it firmly three times with the bottom end of the Black Rod - the dents in the wood are evident - the door opened and Col. DORE marched up to the bar of the House. After bowing, he delivered his message: "Mr. Speaker, her Excellency commands this honourable house to attend her immediately in the Senate."
Unfortunately, this dignified message, which carries the force of centuries of history behind it, was not received by members of Parliament with the respect it deserved. In fact, Col. DORE was heckled by dozens of members of Parliament who should have known better. He got his revenge, though, by turning off his hearing aid.
Jean DORE grew up in Montreal during the Depression, the son of an upper-middle-class doctor from Outremont. After attending private school, he matriculated at the University of Montreal. In 1950, he became an officer in the army reserve with Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal.
Two years later, after volunteering for full-time service, he was in Hannover, Germany, with the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion. In 1953, the battalion was renamed the 3rd Battalion, Regiment of Canadian Guards, and Col. DORE spent the next six years honing his ceremonial and infantry skills.
After leaving the army in 1959, he worked for Redpath Sugar Refineries as a manager. He still loved the military, though, and transferred back to the reserves. From 1967-70, he commanded the 6th Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment, based in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec In 1970, he was promoted colonel and given command of District No. 1, which oversaw Montreal's militia units.
In 1997, Col. DORE retired, and with him went the word "gentleman." He was succeeded by Mary McLaren, for whom the job title was altered.
In his retirement, Col. DORE enjoyed golf, sailing and chess. He also spent time with his Friends at the now defunct National Press Club. Comfortable with reporters, politicians and Parliament Hill staffers, he was so highly regarded by club members they considered him their unofficial sergeant-at-arms. Every Remembrance Day, the club hosted veterans and Col. DORE took pleasure in showing them around.
Dave BROWN, a veteran columnist with the Ottawa Citizen, lunched regularly with Col. DORE at the press club. "When [he] walked into a room, even strangers knew they were in the presence of a gentleman and an officer. Many a soggy reporter tried to pry a secret or hard opinion out of the man, but they only got reserved good humour," said Mr. BROWN. "[His] quiet dignity allowed him to cross the line between the formality of his parliamentary post, and the sometimes rowdy atmosphere of the club."
No matter how hard people tried, they never succeeded in getting Col. DORE to overcome his innate courtesy. One night at the press club Senator Heath MacQuarrie ordered Col. DORE to call him by his Christian name, Mr. BROWN recalled. Col. DORE was agreeable - with a twist. "Okay, Senator Heath!"
Joseph Albert Jean Real DORE was born on April 5, 1928, in Montreal, Quebec He died in Ottawa on December 17, 2007. He was 79. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn. He also leaves brothers Hubert and Jacques, and sister Cecile.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-26 published
COUSINS, Marion (née BROWN)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2008 in her 83 year. Survived by her loving husband and best friend Bill of 57 years son Randy and his wife Anne CONDIE; daughter Anne and her husband Wayne GOODCHILD; grandchildren Russell, Monica, Justine and Kerry. Dear sister of Grant BROWN. Predeceased by her parents Don and Olga BROWN and sister Gavina ALLAN. Marion was a proud graduate of the nursing program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Saint_Joseph's Health Centre for their care and compassion. Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga (1535 South Gateway at Dixie Rd, 905-602-1580) on Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 6: 30-8:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated. For an on-line condolence please visit www.etouch.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-05 published
RUMBALL, Doris Elizabeth, B.Sc.N.
Doris was a dedicated nursing teacher and professional, initially of Hamilton General Hospital and subsequently Mohawk College School of Nursing. Over the course of Doris' life and career she inspired many others through her cheerful dedication and deep generosity. She worked tirelessly for many years at First-Pilgrim United Church, where she also developed lifelong Friendships which were very important to her. Doris was also an award-winning gardener, and deeply loved and cared for birds and all of nature. A loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Doris' sweet smile and quick wit remained to the end, and will be missed by many. Doris was born January 7th, 1924, and died March 3rd, 2008, aged 84. Daughter of the late Alvira (née COLGAN) and Carl RUMBALL, of Hamilton and earlier Brantford. Much loved sister of John K. RUMBALL (deceased) and of sister-in-law Daphne A. RUMBALL (nee MILLER) of Ancaster, Ontario and now Victoria, British Columbia. Beloved aunt of the late Michael RUMBALL (Susan,) niece Jan (RUMBALL) GARNETT, and nephew Chris RUMBALL (Ruth) and their families, all now of British Columbia. Doris was also predeceased by her two very close Friends and nursing colleagues, Wilda PINKNEY and Barbara BROWN. Doris' family and Friends gratefully acknowledge the faithful love and late-life caring of two of her wonderful Friends, the Rev. Allison HAYNES and Mary Lou COLLETT, and are grateful for the gentle care that she received in her final years at Saint_Joseph's Villa, Dundas. Visitation will be at First-Pilgrim United Church from 11: 00 a.m.-12 p.m., followed by a service of remembrance at First-Pilgrim United Church at 12 p.m. Friday, March 7th. In lieu of flowers donations will gratefully be accepted in Doris' honour to (First-Pilgrim United Church Trustees) or to an environmental organization of your choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-15 published
AMBLER, Lottie Rebecca
Passed away peacefully at Royal Gardens, Peterborough on Tuesday March 11, 2008. Together with her husband Walter, they founded the Swish Maintenance Ltd. in 1956. Beloved wife of the late Walter I. AMBLER (1998.) Loving mother of Beverley Anne DAWE of Peterborough, Katie BROWN (Ronald) of Peterborough, John AMBLER (Ann) of Stowe, Vermont, Steve AMBLER (Elizabeth) of Peterborough, Mike AMBLER (Cathy) of Whitby and Tony AMBLER (Virginia) of Lakefield. Dear grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Remembered by her sister-in-law Dorothy BEATTY of Atlanta, Georgia, and six nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son Peter AMBLER, brother Gordon BEATTY and sister Dora McARTHUR. A family service has taken place at Royal Gardens, Peterborough. Memorial donations may be made to the P.R.H.C. Foundation or the charity of one's choice as expressions of sympathy. Friends may arrange donations or send condolences at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling The Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield at 1-877-839-2488 or 705-652-3355.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
BROWN, Cheryl Dianne (née TYNDALL)
(April 21, 1952-March 18, 2008)
The spirit in me greets the spirit in you' Cheryl D. BROWN passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the age of 55 years after waging a valiant battle with breast cancer since 2005. Cheryl grew up in the small Ontario town of Clinton as a modest farm girl until she ventured 'out west' in 1972. She settled in Calgary and completed her education at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology earning an honours diploma in Engineering Graphics in 1975. Cheryl touched the lives of many over the years in the Woodvale Community of Edmonton where she nurtured her children and shared many happy years with her former spouse Murray BROWN from 1979 to 1998. In 1987, Cheryl as a chairman of First Millwoods United Church led the congregation to commence construction of the first new Edmonton United Church in fifteen years. In 1988, as a political activist for investors, she lobbied the Alberta government resulting in seventy million dollars in compensation to Principal Investor's. 1989 saw Cheryl's political lobbying efforts resulting in four Junior High Schools being prioritized for construction. The family moved to Calgary in 1994. Cheryl enjoyed a fulfilling career with Scotia McLeod, the Calgary Financial Industry, colleagues, and her very special clients from 1994 to the present. Cheryl's priorities in life over the years were her family, her church and her Friends at Scotia McLeod. Cheryl will be missed by her dedicated and loving partner Julie LABOUCANE her wonderful children who made her proud everyday, Kate BROWN, Elizabeth (Jamie) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, and Philip BROWN all of Calgary; and Cheryl is proud to live on through her granddaughter Olivia whom she dearly loved and adored. She will also be missed by her amazing parents Keith and Phyllis TYNDALL of Clinton, Ontario; vibrant brother Jeffrey TYNDALL; her vivacious sisters, Wendy (Marvin) MERNER of Clinton, Ontario, Karen (Vince) MAYNE of Pickering, Ontario, and Susan TYNDALL (John MAH) of Rockwood, Ontario; as well as her many ambitious nephews and niece. A Celebration of Cheryl's Life will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S 'Park Memorial Chapel' (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m., with viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 11: 00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial tributes be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust - Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403) 943-0615, www.thetrust.ca, Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 20199, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4L2, Telephone: (403) 228-9539, www.wings-of-hope.com or to McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 1S1, Telephone: (403) 252-1620. Cheryl felt she never said thank you enough to the people who surrounded her. The family is very grateful for the care that Cheryl received during the course of her illness from Doctor Hoffman and his wonderful staff, Chelsea, Amy, Cathy, and Dee; Doctor V. Sam, Doctor Krause, nurse C. Lee and the many nurses at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. In living memory of Cheryl BROWN, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-26 published
STOKES, Frederick Carson (1919-2008)
Died peacefully on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 in his 89th year following a short illness. Frederick leaves his dear wife Doris (BROWN,) his two beloved daughters Mary and Barbara. He will be greatly missed by his cherished grandchildren, James, Elizabeth and Rosemary LEGGE, and Daniel SAUVÉ, and sons-in-law, John LEGGE and Gordon SAUVÉ. A veteran of World War 2, he served with the 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery in Sicily, Italy, France, Holland and Germany and took part in the liberation of the Netherlands. After constant action (1st Brigade, 1st Division) at the Front for more than 21 months, Fred returned to Canada and completed his M.A. in political economy at the University of Toronto, Victoria College. He enjoyed a long and distinguished professional career at Victoria College, retiring from the post of Bursar in 1986. He continued his interest in and close connections with Victoria College his entire life.
A good and gentle man, Fred lived with integrity, dignity and honour. He was liked and admired by all who knew him. His close Friends will remember his quiet compassion, ever-present sense of humour and unfailing generosity of spirit. Even after a stroke in 2000, he showed great courage and grace in the face of many challenges.
The only son of Elva STOKES (CARSON) and the Reverend Sidney Barlow STOKES of Burlington, Ontario. Fred was born in Saint John, New Brunswick.
A devoted father, he was never happier than when surrounded by his family at the cottage he built with his father on Lake Temagami.
The family would like to thank his caregivers Veta, Margaret, Merleen and Marjory as well as the kind and compassionate team at Saint Michael's Hospital who cared for Fred in his last days, particularly Doctors Wong and Rothstein and nurses Tenzin, Reynaldo and Donna.
A memorial service to celebrate a life well-lived will be held at Victoria College Chapel. A notice of time and date will be placed in the paper. Donations in lieu of flowers to Metropolitan United Church, Victoria College or a charity of your choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-05 published
McLUHAN, Corinne (born LEWIS)
(April 11, 1912-April 4, 2008)
Died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Wychwood Park surrounded by her family. She was the beloved and loving wife and confidante of the late Marshall McLUHAN (1980;) dear sister of the late Carolyn Lewis WEINMAN (1996;) devoted and loving mother of Eric (Sabina ELLIS), Mary, Teri, Stephanie (Niels ORTVED), Elizabeth (Don MYERS,) and Michael (Danuta VALLEAU;) proud grandmother of Jennifer Colton THEUT, Emily McLuhan BOMS, Anna and Andrew McLUHAN, Claire and Madeleine McLuhan MYERS, Arthur, Mark, and Gwendolyn McLUHAN; and great-grandmother of Olivia, Charlotte, and Gillian.
Corinne was known for her beauty, grace, intelligence, wit, and Southern charm. She embraced life fully and enjoyed many rich experiences and wonderful Friendships along the way. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Corinne proudly remained an American all her life. She graduated from Texas Christian University and went on to do graduate work in theatre at the leading drama school of the day, Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. It was there that she met her future husband, Marshall McLUHAN, a graduate student at Cambridge University in England, who had travelled to Pasadena to visit his mother, a drama coach at the Playhouse.
The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to Doctor Wendy BROWN, for her years of unflagging and tender care, and to special caregivers Sally, Bona, Tasie, Amy, and particularly Cynthia, who has stayed at Corinne's side day and night for the last four years.
There will be a funeral mass at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Avenue West on Monday April 7 at 1: 30 p.m.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-07 published
BEALEY, Elsie Beatrice " Betty"
Born April 28, 1913, died March 28, 2008 in Toronto. Eldest daughter of the late Ernest Richard BEALEY and Agnes Jeanette McATRON, granddaughter of the British poet and Mason, Richard Rome BEALEY. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret EATON (1948) and Barbara PATEY (1988) and dear friend Joe GILL (1989.) Loving aunt of Derek and Eileen PATEY (Port Elgin), Ron and Sandra PATEY (Georgetown), Tony PATEY (Mississauga,) Anne and Don MacGREGOR (Alexandria,) Janet and Doctor William BROWN (Niagara-on-the-Lake) and all their families. Graduate of North Toronto Collegiate Institute and University College, University of Toronto in Honours English, recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal in 1935. She completed an M.A. in 1976 and M.Ed. in 1985. Betty, a gifted teacher, writer and poet, taught English at North Toronto Collegiate Institute from 1941 to 1972, serving 16 years as head of the English Dept. She inspired thousands of students to a greater appreciation of English literature. In 1992, she received the Confederation of Canada Medal for her excellent contributions to Education. The Bealey Laureateship for English is awarded annually to a graduating student of North Toronto Collegiate Institute. She edited and published textbooks of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth, for use in Ontario Schools, and coauthored 'Style and Structure' a textbook of English grammar and composition. Her collection of poetry, 'A Life Story, A Love Story' was published in 1995 for her many Friends, colleagues and family. Dedicated supporter of the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the North Toronto Collegiate Institute Foundation, a volunteer for the University of Toronto bookshop and the Toronto General Hospital Auxiliary, and a faithful member of Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, North Toronto. She will be greatly missed by her family and Friends and the academic community that meant so much to her. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Trull Funeral Home 'North Toronto Chapel', 2704 Yonge Street, Toronto (416-488-1101). Interment of ashes and reception to follow. Visitation from one hour prior to the service. If desired, donations in memory of Betty may be made to Saint Margaret's Anglican Church, North Toronto, The North Toronto Collegiate Institute Foundation or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.mem.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-17 published
BROWN, Frances Patricia (formerly EVANS, FOWLER, née CAWKER)
Frances passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at her home in Etobicoke, following an illness. A life-long west-ender, Fran met her soul-mate Bob EVANS when she was just sixteen and enjoyed a more than thirty-year honeymoon with him until his untimely death in 1975. Theirs was an example of true love that inspired all who knew them. Fran went on to marry and enhance the lives of James FOWLER (1985) and Norman BROWN (2007) with her special warmth and humour. Fran will be missed by her four children Linda GUTHRIE, Robbie EVANS (Anni), Patti BAKER and Donna HORAN (Peter) and four grandchildren Aleah Louise and Arlan Evans BAKER, David James AUSTIN and Victoria Lea EVANS. Fran is survived by her sister Marion DIETRICH and brothers Frank (Penny) and Ross (Joan) CAWKER and the many relatives of the Cawker and EVANS families, and will be missed by so many, including the Brown family: Dennis, Gregory, Melissa and Allison (MASON.) Dear friends and family, do not doubt that she is once again in the arms of her darling Bobby, in peace and in love. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the healthcare workers from Thornbrook, namely Anna, Elaine, Marybeth, Hannah and Joanne. Thanks also to Joan MacDonald of Senior Management Services and Dr. J. KOZAK. Join us in a celebration of Fran's life at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel (2357 Bloor St. West, off Windermere). Visitation will be on Friday, April 18th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Service to follow Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Fund.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-18 published
BROWN, Geneva Mae (née PRINCE)
Born August 27, 1922
It is with profound sadness her family conveys the news of Geneva's passing on Thursday April 17, 2008 at Southlake Residence, Newmarket, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Edward BROWN (1982) devoted mother of Carleton (Linda), Sydney (Mary), and Cutis (Tara), loving sister of Eric (Lenore). Sadly missed by cherished grandchildren Nat, Travis, Noami, Haydn, Nolan, and Esme; also by great-grandchildren Ben, Meaghan, and Claire. Geneva will also be sorely missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and Friends, and residents and staff of Southlake. Although Geneva resided in Toronto for much of her adult life she was able to spend many of her senior years living in her birth community of North Buxton, historically known as one of the "terminals" of the Underground Railroad in Canada a fact of which Geneva was very proud. Friends will be received at the Secord and Smith Funeral Home 8 Aberdeen Street, Merlin, (519-689-4261) on Friday April 18, 2008 from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the North Buxton Community Church on Saturday April 19, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Douglas BIRSE and Rev. Carolyn ROBINSON officiating. Burial at North Buxton Community Church Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy donations may be made to North Buxton Community Church or, North Buxton National Historic Site and Museum.
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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-18 published
JOUSSE, Margaret (formerly CONLON, née TIERNEY)
Peacefully Wednesday April 16, 2008 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario. Former resident of Lynwood Park Lodge. Predeceased by husbands David M. CONLON and Doctor Albin T. JOUSSE, brother Wilfred "Lefty" TIERNEY and his wife Louva. Survived by nieces Bev (Joe DORAN) and Dawn (Phil BROWN,) step-daughters Eileen WOLOSHYN, of Kingston, Ontario, and Sheila AVERY, of West Hill, Ontario, as well as great nieces, nephews and cousins Bill and Sheila DOBIE, of Scotland. Margaret lived a very happy and full life. She was an avid golfer, world traveller and a great storyteller, her secret to long life was a positive outlook. According to Margaret's wishes there will be no visitation. Funeral Saturday April 19, 2008 at Saint Martin de Porres Church, 3891 Richmond Road, Bells Corners, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m. Reception to follow Mass at Kelly Funeral Home, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue (Barrhaven). Cremation. Interment to be held at a later date at Vankleek Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Wildlife Federation or Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes, Ottawa 613-823-4747

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-25 published
LARAMIE, Brian George
Born January 26, 1955 Brian passed away peacefully on April 23, 2008. Beloved husband of Marianne HARRIS; loving father of sons Matthew and Richard; devoted son of Kenneth and Barbara LARAMIE dear brother of Julie BROWN (née LARAMIE.) Brian loved life and had bravely fought cancer since 2006. His endless pursuit of fun was rewarded through the good times he had with his family, Friends and at work. He was proud of his career as a financial advisor and his clients often became Friends. Brian was fiercely independent, had an indomitable spirit and was a caring and gentle man. He was passionate about travel with Marianne, rattling the pans as a chef, fine wine, movies and his sons. Brian held very strong views on a wide range of subjects and was never shy about sharing those views. As generous as he was with his opinions, he was just as generous with his time and compassion. Brian loved cars and good tools for their implicit beauty and functionality. He also believed there was only one way to do things - the right way. Brian lived by the code of a gentle man, which formed his deep sense of duty and obligation to his family, his Friends and his clients. Our many wonderful Friends, as well as Brian's Friends from the lodge, hockey, the wombats and RBC provided great support during his illness. Brian's courageous battle was assisted by many. A special thank you to all the medical staff at the Gerry Pencer Brain Tumour Clinic and the Princess Margaret Hospital - Palliative Care. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), for a celebration of Brian's life from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008. A Funeral Service on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 11 o'clock in St. Clement's Anglican Church, 59 Briar Hill, Toronto. If desired, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
BROWN, Doris
On Friday, April 25, 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. Doris BROWN, beloved wife of the late Harry Louis BROWN. Loving mother of Barbara KERBEL and David May, and the late David BROWN. Dear sister of Rita and Edward BLOOMFIELD. Devoted grandmother of Lauren KERBEL, and Lawrence and Andrew BROWN. Funeral service to take place in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday, April 28, 2008. Donations may be made to the Doris Brown Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
BROWN, Alison Hamilton (née CARPENTER)
Of London, peacefully at Longworth Long Term Care, on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Thornton K. BROWN (1999.) Loving mother of Alissa FINNIS and her husband Peter of Louisville, Kentucky and Kim BROWN of London. Dear grandmother of Kaylie and Cameron FINNIS and Kyla and Nathan BROWN. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged. (James A. Harris Funeral Home)

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-26 published
STEIN, Helen
On Friday, April 25, 2008 at Leisure World Nursing Home. Helen STEIN, beloved wife of Meyer. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Elaine and Rabbi Howard HOFFMAN, Marsha and Howard FELDBERG, and Carol and Gordon MONTGOMERY. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Pearl and Hy CHUD, Jean BIDERMAN, Sylvia and Sollie FINKELSTEIN, Helen and the late Len BROWN, the late Harry and Frances BIDERMAN, the late Morris and Anne STEIN, and the late Bella and Aaron SKOLNICK. Devoted grandmother of Merav, Tirtzah, Shira, Marc, and Sarah. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Beth David Bnai Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 89 Skymark Drive #1712, from 11: 00 a.m. daily. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Canada, 416-488-8772.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
HOLMES, W. Wayne
It is with much sadness that the family of W. Wayne HOLMES announce his passing at the age of 84 years. Wayne was predeceased in 2001 by his beloved Thelma, wife of 56 years. Born in Saskatoon in 1923, Wayne joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and was one of 26 Canadians who served in the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Returning home in 1946, he re-joined the Bank of Montreal and for the next four decades, his career took him from Vancouver to Saint John's. Throughout his life, Wayne found many ways to involve himself in his local community, assisting with the 1988 Calgary Olympics, working with the Stoney First Nation peoples and, in more distant communities, through his work with the Canadian Executive Services Organization. Wayne had many passions from raising orchids to politics, but promoting an understanding of Canada's naval history was among the most important. He had the privilege of serving on the Board and as President of the Naval Museum of Alberta from 1997 until 2002. In both capacities, he took an active role in helping to establish the Museum as one of the best of its kind in Canada. Wayne will be remembered with great love and much affection by his many Friends and family, including his son Robert HOLMES of Vancouver, British Columbia two daughters and two sons-in-law; Karen and Peter SADLIER- BROWN of Toronto, Ontario; Shelley HOLMES and Roy ROBERTS of Vancouver, B.C.; two grandchildren, Joshua SADLIER- BROWN and Jordan ROBERTS and his sister Janet EDWARDS of Conesus, New York, U.S.A. If Friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Naval Museum of Alberta Society, 1820 - 24 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta. T2T 0G6.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-07 published
MUGRIDGE, Thomas " Tom" Patrick
(July 22, 1941-May 4, 2008)
Tom died peacefully at home in the arms of his wife and best friend, his eyes taking in the view of his beloved Rocky Mountains, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 66 years old. Tom was our husband, father, grampa, brother, mentor and friend. Born in Red Deer, Alberta, he attended a one-room prairie schoolhouse in Condor, Alberta. before joining the Canadian Army Militia at the age of 15. Tom had a 25-year career in the Canadian Military, serving in Gagetown, Borden, Bermuda, Chilliwack, Shilo (Brandon), Kingston and Hamilton. He rose quickly through the ranks from apprentice electrician to Master Warrant Officer. While stationed in Chilliwack, he earned his private pilot license with multi-engine and night ratings. Tom retired from the armed forces in 1985 and attended the University of New Brunswick, graduating with a Bachelor of Education degree. Later he worked as a senior inspector for Industry Canada, Weights and Measures. In all, Tom gave 43 years of loyal service to the Government and people of Canada, for which upon his retirement from the Public Service in January, 2007 he was recognized by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. However, his most prized achievement was the Peer Recognition Award he received from his colleagues at Measurement Canada in 2002. Tom's outstanding trait was his unique mixture of strength, gentleness and his deep compassion for the human condition. He was a man of great integrity, patience, wry humour and kindness. Even in his final days, when he knew his time was close, his main concern was for the welfare of his family.
Besides his loving wife of 33 years, Samantha-jane, Tom is survived by sons Jeff and Garry (Lynne); grandchildren Eric, Sarah, Stacey, Laura and Brian; brothers Dan (Frances,) Dick (Theresa LALONDE) and Jerry (Susan;) brother-in-law Robert SHIRLEY (Eva RODIER) nieces Kelly RANCE, Bonita FANZEGA and Samantha (Doug) ROTHWELL nephews Paul and Stephen MUGRIDGE and William MUGRIDGE; mother-in-law Nettie SHIRLEY and devoted canine friend "Chelsea." He was predeceased by his first wife Yvonne BROWN; and by his parents Bill and Isabella MUGRIDGE.
"One could do worse than be a swinger of birches." - Robert Frost Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14th Street S.W.), Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family thanks the caring staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, and of Cochrane Community Home Care.
In living memory of Tom MUGRIDGE, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by Mcinnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-20 published
YOUNDER, Bernard Joseph
Surrounded by his family, Bernie passed away peacefully at the age of 67 on May 14, 2008 at his home in Toronto. Born to Lisa and John YOUNDER (deceased) at Women's College Hospital on December 17, 1940, Bernie is lovingly remembered by his wife, Helen, his proud sons Michael (Colleen), John, and Matthew (Jennifer), their mother Susan, and Helen's children Scott YETMAN (Kathleen,) Christine BROWN (Steven,) and Caroleah REINHARDT (Mark.) Proud poppa to Jake, Hannah, Ethan, Christian, Charlotte, Clare, Caroline and James. Bernie attended Saint Michael's College School and was an active member of St. Peter 's Catholic Church where he served as an altar boy in his youth. Upon graduating from Ryerson University in 1965, Bernie went on to pursue a successful career at London Life with his father, becoming one of the first father and son insurance sales teams. In 1993, Bernie became Principal of TSSC Structured Settlements in Toronto, devoting the remainder of his career to improving the quality of life for those involved in life-altering accidents. Bernie was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Thornhill Golf and Country Club. He cherished fishing trips with his family and Friends, and looked for any opportunity to spend time relaxing on calm waters with a good bottle of wine. He was often quoted as saying, 'Life's too short to drink cheap wine.' A reception celebrating Bernie's life will be held at the Thornhill Golf and Country Club, 7994 Yonge Street, Thornhill on Friday, May 23rd from 5: 30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Donations in Bernie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto M4S 3B1. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-26 published
GRYLLS, John David
(Former Teacher S.S.#2 Otonabee, S.S.#6 Douro, Oak Ridges P.S. and Buchanan P.S. - Scarborough)
At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive Site on Saturday, May 24, 2008 John David GRYLLS of Lakefield in his 79th year. son of the late Samuel Adams GRYLLS and Mayme Kathlyn BROWN. Nephew of Elizabeth WOODS of Toronto and the late John N. BROWN, Isabel KEMP, Ilene MATTHEWMAN and Eva McDOUGALL. Sadly missed by many cousins. A Funeral Service will be held at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Rev. Warren VOLLMER officiating. A reception will follow in the Heritage Room of the Funeral Home. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the John Grylls Bursary Foundation, University of Western Ontario. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 1-877-839-2488.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-27 published
JASKE, Mary (née ROMER)
Peacefully on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Village of Humber Heights in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley JASKE. Loving mother of Barbara and her husband Jack BLACK, and Jo-anne and her husband Stephen BAMBROUGH of Port Perry. Loved and cherished by her grandchildren Beth BLACK (Dan,) Lori BLACK (Steve,) Cynthia KORKUT (Mike,) Tim BROWN (Sheena) and her great-grandchildren: Emmett, Lily, Archer, Davis, Kaye, Jessyca, MacKenzie, Daniel and Olivia. Dear sister of Joseph ROMER and his wife Adele. Lovingly remembered by all her nieces and many Friends. The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff on the Brule unit of Humber Heights nursing home. Their dedication to her care is most appreciated. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor Street West (west of Royal York Rd.), on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. If so desired, remembrances may be made to Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
BROWN, Kathleen
In loving memory of my dear mother, Kathleen, who passed away June 16, 1990. Forever missed, Honey and Family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-19 published
Family, Friends mourn loss of 'gentle spirit'
Music, memories grace celebration of 25-year-old shooting victim's short but full life
By Sarah BOESVELD, Page A11
Friends and family used music and memories yesterday to say goodbye to Dylan ELLIS, a young man lauded as a fiercely devoted friend, brother and son at his memorial service yesterday.
A pencil sketch of a grinning Mr. ELLIS rested amid a smattering of framed photos at the sanctuary of Rosedale United Church during the memorial service.
A photo slideshow depicted the 25-year-old Mr. ELLIS and his Friends at play. Stories shared by 16 of Mr. ELLIS's loved ones drew periodic laughter from the nearly 500 guests crammed into the pews and hallways of the church.
Mr. ELLIS was shot dead early Friday morning while waiting in a Range Rover for a friend to return a set of keys. His best friend, Oliver MARTIN, 25, was also fatally shot and will be remembered in a service this afternoon.
The violent crime shook the city and surprised many who struggle to understand why the young men from Rosedale were killed in a brand of crime associated with neighbourhoods much different from their own.
Mourners heard yesterday that Mr. ELLIS's favourite food was a plain bagel soaked in Tabasco sauce. His favourite place to be was with the Friends he loved like family.
Friend Graham SMITH imagined Mr. ELLIS up in heaven "with his right arm around Jimi Hendrix and his left around his long-time crush, Audrey Hepburn."
Cody ELLIS sobbed as he described his older brother and fellow guitar player as a role model and best friend.
"You taught me how to be a good person," he said, addressing his brother directly.
Akasha ELLIS remembered his little brother's sparkling eyes and his calm, yet energetic, presence in their family.
Mr. ELLIS's girlfriend, Caitlin BROWN, said the last thing he told her was that he wanted them to grow old together.
"I wanted that more than anything," Ms. BROWN said through tears. "Your gentle spirit was taken from us in such a violent way."
The circumstances of Mr. ELLIS's death were rarely mentioned in the service.
Friends and family hunched in the pews in front of a sanctuary adorned by a weathered pair of shoes and a scuffed surfboard. A white electric guitar was plugged into an amplifier, as if waiting to be played.
A recording of Foxglove, an acoustic Bruce Cockburn song, serenaded the crowd as they sat in silence exchanging hugs and wiping away tears while watching a video slideshow featuring a smiling Mr. ELLIS.
The tricks behind his mischievous grin were also talked and laughed about during the service. Long-time friend Ben McPHEE remembered Mr. ELLIS for his playful demeanour. He recalled a paint fight instigated by Mr. ELLIS one summer when he was working as a house painter.
"I think it's safe to say every girl that met him had a crush on him," said Katie PETRIW, a close friend of Mr. ELLIS's sister, Kiri. "And if you didn't it was because the girl next to you had."
She recalled how Mr. ELLIS used to chase her around his house with a forkful of tuna after discovering she loathed the smell, taste and touch of the stuff.
A lone can of tuna rested at the scene of the crime yesterday. The sidewalk outside the condominium at Richmond and Niagara Streets where the two men were gunned down is still lined with flowers and notes, now starting to brown and wilt in the sun. A police command post and flyers begging for information also remain.
Residents of the complex held a community meeting last night to discuss how to tackle the recent violence in and around their neighbourhood.
Police have ruled nothing out and are still digging for clues while they consider a YouTube campaign and a reward posting to help find the suspect, described as a black man with a light complexion who rode away on a bike.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-26 published
BROWN, Maurice " Mort" Russell
Passed away peacefully in his 96th year at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener on June 24, 2008. 'Mort' was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on November 11, 1912. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. Sc. in mining engineering in 1938. Early in his career he worked at several gold mines in the Geraldton-Beardmore area. He then joined Lakehead Technical Institute in Thunder Bay developing its original mining curriculum. Over the next 43 years he worked as a journalist at The Northern Miner chronicling every significant mining development in Canada and retired as publisher in 1992. He was most proud of 'The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame' which he established in 1988. Mort shared 59 years with his loving wife Margaret who passed away in 1998. His long and happy life will be cherished by his son Russ, daughter Sandra (PULEY) and son-in-law Ron. 'Trampa' will be sadly missed by his three grandchildren Geoffrey, Gregory and Leslie and their spouses Alison, Kim and Craig along with his great-grandchildren Lauren, Aidan, Ella and Chloe. A gathering with family and Friends to celebrate his life and share memories is being planned. Donations in his memory may be made directly to The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame or through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com. Throughout his long life Mort found joy in everything he did and his infectious enthusiasm was his living gift to all who loved him.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-09 published
BROWN, Margaret Eulalia (née FOSTER)
(born in Newboro, Ontario - long-time resident of Ancaster)
Peacefully on Monday, July 7, 2008 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in her 96th year. Best friend of Jack OSMOND. Loving wife of the late Arthur BROWN (1995.) Wonderful Mom of Trudi (Gaston GAGNON), Foster (Martha) and Ted (Jane). Loving grandmother of Daniel HUOT (Elvira), Katie STEVENSON (Mike), David, Adam, Addison and Connor BROWN. Great-grandmother of Ian Alexander Huot RAMIREZ. Very involved in volunteer work with numerous charities. Graduated from McGill University. Former Assistant Editor to Canadian Business Magazine. In keeping with Margaret's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at Royal Gardens, 1160 Clonsilla Avenue, Peterborough on Thursday, July 10, 2008 from 2-3 p.m. There will be a memorial service held in Newboro, Ontario at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (705) 745-4683.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-11 published
Accidental mining engineer replaced his pickax with a pen
Told by his father to study mining, he became devoted to it and became publisher of The Northern Miner, where he suffered undeserved criticism during the Windfall scandal of 1964
By Gay ABBATE, Page S8
Toronto -- Maurice (Mort) BROWN was tricked into a career in mining. He had been accepted to study forestry at the University of Toronto - or so he thought. Unbeknownst to him, his father had changed the application form to mining engineering, which he thought would provide a better future. He didn't tell his son until five minutes before he was to hop on the train for the long trip south from his home in Port Arthur.
"I screamed and hollered and was in tears, but there was nothing I could do," recalled Mr. BROWN, whose career in mining spanned more than five decades, taking him from the mines of Northern Ontario to the office towers of downtown Toronto and beyond. In the process, he replaced the pickax with a pen, chronicling major developments in the mining industry and the people who mattered in it.
He quickly came to love everything about mining, becoming the industry's biggest booster. "He had great enthusiasm for all things mining and all the people in it," said Stan HAWKINS, a friend for more than 40 years.
Mr. BROWN's greatest legacy to the industry may be the creation of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, in 1988, to honour those who contribute to and promote mining. The United States had its own hall of fame, and Mr. BROWN was anxious to establish one in Canada. It took many years of perseverance in the face of skepticism, but he realized his dream. The hall is located in the mining building at the University of Toronto, and Mr. BROWN served as the hall's chairman for its first four years. The night he himself was inducted as a member in 1993, he described mining as a "dirty, nasty industry that demands hard work" - but he would do it all over again if he could.
The low point of his career took place decades earlier, at the time of the so-called Windfall scandal. On the day the scandal broke and he discovered that several people whom he had trusted had betrayed him, "his hair turned white literally overnight," said his daughter, Sandra PULEY. "He was devastated. It was a horrible, horrible time."
It was the summer of 1964, and Mr. BROWN, then an assistant editor at the weekly Northern Miner, wrote a favourable article about a potential discovery in a mine owned by Viola and George MacMILLAN, a couple he considered good Friends. The MacMILLANs had drilled holes on property near Timmins, Ontario, near a site where a rich lode of copper had been discovered by another company the previous year. Rumours of another lode drove the stock of Windfall Oil and Mines Ltd. from 56 cents to $5.70 in a matter of weeks. But while the company's value continued to rise, purely on speculation, the MacMILLANs refused to announce their test results. The bubble burst when they finally disclosed that there were no metal deposits on the site. Thousands of investors lost everything.
The Ontario government called a royal commission and Mr. BROWN, among others, was called to testify. He told the inquiry that his positive article was based in part on an interview with Ontario's minister of mines, George WARDROBE, who tried to shift the blame onto Mr. BROWN when he took the stand.
Mr. BROWN described his numerous unsuccessful attempts to get a straight answer about the test results from both the mines minister and Mrs. MacMILLAN, a leader in the mining industry. Mr. BROWN was accused of profiting from buying Windfall stock. He did make $4,471, but told the inquiry that he also lost $5,578 trading stocks in other MacMILLAN-owned companies. And there was no policy at The Northern Miner forbidding him from buying shares in companies on which the paper reported. "They expect us to use discretion. They would take a dim view of any heavy trading," he told the inquiry.
Maurice BROWN, known as Mort, was the fourth of six children to William and Georgia BROWN of Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay. William BROWN worked on ships and was on the Noronic, a tour ship that sailed the Great Lakes, when it caught fire in Toronto Harbour on September 17, 1949. One hundred and eighteen of the 525 passengers perished. William BROWN saved countless lives by spraying people with water so they could run through the flames to safety.
After graduating from university in 1938, Mort BROWN went to work as an engineer at a gold mine near Geraldton, north of Lake Superior. He worked at other facilities, eventually becoming a mine manager. A year after graduation, he married Margaret GREEN, a young woman he had met one summer when she was a teenager. In 1947, Mr. BROWN was hired as mining instructor at Lakehead Technical Institute in Thunder Bay to develop its mining curriculum.
He was still an undergraduate when his interest was first piqued by The Northern Miner. He became fascinated by a major find at the Little Long Lac gold mine in Geraldton, and spent hours reading accounts of it. His interest in the paper would forever change his career path.
In his final year at university, Mr. BROWN, as president of the university's mining and metallurgical society, invited one of the paper's writers to address the students. Mr. BROWN was so excited by the speaker that he informed him he intended to join the paper's editorial staff one day. While working after graduation, Mr. BROWN submitted many articles to the Miner, each one accompanied by a job request. He finally received the call in 1949 and moved his young family to Toronto, the paper's headquarters. He worked his way up to assistant editor and then, on his 65th birthday, was named editor. He became publisher in 1985 and publisher emeritus two years later, not retiring until his 80th birthday in 1992.
During his 43 years at the paper, Mr. BROWN visited every mine in Canada and many others around the world, including the United States, Finland, the Caribbean and South America. In August, 1973, during a trip to Costa Rica to visit an old gold mine, he became deathly ill with a lung infection. Upon his return to Toronto, doctors diagnosed histoplasmosis, an infection caused by fungi from bat dung. He was placed in an oxygen tent. "We almost lost him," said son Russell BROWN. With his lungs permanently damaged, he was given a pension. However, he returned to his job at the paper and never allowed the disability to get in his way, his son said.
What finally did slow him down, however, was the death of his wife in 1998. They had been married for 59 years.
Otherwise, Mr. BROWN was renowned for his enthusiasm for life, which occasionally went too far. "He was foolhardy and reckless at times," said his daughter. "He always went with his heart instead of his head. He went feet first into situations." Such as the time, in his 70s, when he climbed a tree with a running chainsaw. He fell and broke his arm. Or the time he went camping with a brand-new car, a new tent and new stove. He set up camp next to a dead tree, which he thought would make a good fire. He cut the tree and, of course, it fell on the stove, the tent and the car roof. There was also the time he went into the car wash with all the windows open. But he was always able to laugh at himself because he knew it was his own fault, said Nean ALLMAN, a former colleague and now co-ordinator of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Ms. ALLMAN has her own story. She arrived at work one Monday morning to find a brown bag on her desk. Inside was a headless duck Mr. BROWN had shot on his latest hunting trip. "I knew you liked a challenge. I thought you'd like to pluck it and cook it," he told her with a twinkle in his eye. She did as he suggested. It was a very tasty meal, she said.
Maurice (Mort) BROWN was born November 11, 1912, in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ontario He died June 24, 2008, of cancer at Freeport Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario He was 95. He is survived by son Russell, daughter Sandra PULEY, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Burton and sister Audrey.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-15 published
SMITH, Olive May (née HARVEY)
(Active member of the Textile Workers Union of America in both Canada and the United States)
Passed away suddenly at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Olive (née HARVEY) in her 89th year was the beloved wife of the late Albert D. SMITH. Loving aunt of Doctor John HARVEY and his wife Maureen and their families of the United Kingdom. Fondly remembered by her neighbour Jim BROWN and many Friends in Southbury, Connecticut, Fenelon Falls and Toronto, Ontario. Sadly missed by Bruce DUNTON and his family of California, Maryland. In keeping with Olive's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations to Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (Fenelon Falls) would be appreciated and may be made through the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, K9V 3L9 (705-328-2721).

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-19 published
BUTT, Ralph
Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital on July 17, 2008 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Geraldine BUTT. Dear father of Richard (Julie) and their children Emily and Katie, Roger (Lynn) and their family Mathew and Jordan, and Brian and his children Cassie and Chad. Dear brother of Helen FITZGERALD (late husband Fitz,) nephews David BROWN (Beverly,) Peter BROWN (Mary,) sister-in-law Sheila WATSON, nephews Rob WATSON (Vera) and their children Peter WATSON (Terri) and children. Nephews Jim and Craig BOWDEN (Cathy) and their children. Brother-in-law Brian McMULLEN (Bunny) and their son Peter. son of the late Harold and Ethel BUTT and son-in-law of the late Reg and Florence McMULLEN. Family and Friends may pay their respects at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Monday from 12 noon until 1 o'clock when services will be held in the Chapel. Cremation will be held at Roselawn Crematorium, Maitland. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged.
Visit a Celebration of Life online memorial at: www.irvinefuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-21 published
JOHNSTONE, James " Jim"
Passed away peacefully at Groves Memorial Community Hospital Fergus, on July 19, 2008 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Bonnie PURDY. Loving father of Natalie of Toronto, Ian of Timmins, Shawn of Timmins and Shelby of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Dear brother of Malcolm, Brian and Andrew of Scotland, Ian of Germany, Jean RUTHERFORD and Lynda SMITH of Scotland, Violet MARSDEN of South Wales, and Margaret BROWN of England. Proud grandfather of Anthea, Joshua, Brittany, Alana, Andrea, Kasper and Breadon. Mr. Johnstone will be resting at the Thomson and Collins Funeral Home (160 St. David Street North, Fergus 519-843-2380). Visitation will be Thursday, July 24 from 1-2 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. In memoriam donations may be made to Hospice Cares Wellington, 795 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 3R8.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-24 published
KIRWAN, Marianne Margaret (née HOGG)
(April 12, 1943-July 22, 2008)
Passed away peacefully at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. Predeceased by her mother Evelyn BROWN and her father Cameron HOGG. Marianne will be missed by her many cousins, Friends and staff members at the Perley. Following Marianne's wishes, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa, Ontario on Friday, July 25th at 2 p.m. Donations to the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 9Z9, in Marianne's memory, would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-26 published
KELLETT, Doctor John Robert
M.B.E. Colonel (Late Royal Army Medical Corps); O.St.J; F.R.C.S. (Canada)
Died peacefully in his sleep at home in Vancouver the morning of July 16, 2008, nine days short of his 95th birthday, July 25. Born in Syracuse, New York son of Capt. Robert E. KELLETT of the British Merchant Navy and Amy (E. COOPER) KELLETT. Educated in Ireland, with medical training at Trinity College Dublin. Served as an ophthalmologist in the British Royal Army Medical Corps from 1937 to 1959 in Asia and in Europe, and later in Korea and Japan, rising to the rank of Colonel. Received the M.B.E. from George VI at Edinburgh Castle in 1943 for role in evacuating hospital patients by ship to Ceylon at the fall of Singapore. Emigrated to Canada in 1959 and served the Department of Indian Affairs throughout British Columbia, later entering private practice. Leaves Margery (SWEETNAM) KELLETT, wife and companion of 60 years sons David and Nigel (Catherine BROWN,) daughter Rosalind (Neale ADAM/ADAMS;) five grandchildren, Chris, Kathrina, Patricia, and their mother, Darlene; Russell (Jane BUKER) and Naomi; two great-grandchildren (Emily; Finnegann Jack); extensive family and Friends in Ireland, England, and across North America. A memorial service of thanksgiving will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 2. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cathedral Organ Fund are welcomed.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
BROWN, Dorothy Catherine " Dot" (née STUTT)
At Brampton Civic Hospital, on Saturday, January 26, 2008, Dorothy BROWN, in her 81st year, beloved wife of the late Harold Franklin BROWN, R.R.#5, Caledon East. Loving mother of Dale (Mrs. Paul CAVERLY) and Darlene (Mrs. William HOWIE.) Cherished grandmother of Adam, Ryan and Sara CAVERLY, and Suzanne HOWIE. Dear sister of Mrs. Jean POWER and predeceased by Muriel MARZETTI and Walter STUTT. Beloved aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her Friends including those at Leisureworld Brampton Woods. Special thanks to the staff of Brampton Woods, especially the staff of 3 west for the years of care and support. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Tuesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday morning, January 30 at 11 o'clock. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Peel, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga L5G 3N6 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-01-28 published
McCRACKEN, Grace Dorothy " Dot" (née STAPLES)
Died peacefully in her sleep at Toronto East General on Friday, January 11, 2008, in her 76th year. Dot was the mother of 2 daughters and their families, Deborah and Andrew STEVENS of Calgary and Ann, Dan, Greg and Jillian BROWN of Barrie. Dot requested cremation with no funeral services. A private celebration of life was held by the family on January 12. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice in Dot's memory would be fitting. Deeply loved, missed and remembered by Debby and Ann.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
BROWN, John " Santa"
(November 23, 1936-March 7, 2008)
God looked around His garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered, 'Peace be Thine'. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called our Santa home.
Love your daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Dan; your grandchildren Jason and Nicole, Jamie, and Robin-ann; and your great-grandchildren Kendra (Tweety), Jayson (Jay Jay), Austin (Ozzy), and Hope (Hopestir). We will always miss you, and we will keep marching on like good soldiers the way you taught us to.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
Police link deaths 50 km apart
Possible murder-suicide as woman's body found in Sutton home, man's on railway tracks
By Phinjo GOMBU, Staff Reporter, March 10, 2008
A man and a woman found dead in different parts of the Greater Toronto Area are linked in a possible murder-suicide, police say.
The body of a missing 27-year-old Newmarket woman was found by York Region police in a house on the main street of Sutton, near Lake Simcoe, on Saturday.
Investigators have not officially released her name and have refused to say how she died, but people who knew and worked with her said she was Brenda HEALEY of Newmarket.
Earlier Saturday, the man now suspected of killing her, Steve DANIEL, 41, was killed by a train near Thorah, in Durham Region's Brock Township, 50 kilometres east of Sutton.
Two investigations were launched until Durham police found a car linked to HEALEY near the train tracks, and a car registered to DANIEL was found at the home in Sutton.
"The two investigations are linked," is all York Region police Inspector Mark BROWN would say, adding police are not looking for any other suspects.
DANIEL, a former resident of Sutton, once lived next door to the home of the family friend where HEALEY's body was found.
HEALEY's family refused comment when contacted by the Star.
Both DANIEL and HEALEY worked in nearby Pefferlaw for Lois and Doug ANDREWS, who operate a bus company called Have Bus Will Travel, as well a private transportation company that serves the disabled.
DANIEL worked as a dispatcher; HEALEY was a driver. DANIEL had also lived in the ANDREWS' home for the past nine years.
"We are just floored," Lois ANDREWS said yesterday at their country home near Highway 48 and Pefferlaw Rd. as they tried to come to terms with the deaths.
The couple, who last saw DANIEL on Friday, said they did not suspect anything was wrong.
DANIEL's last words on Friday -- "See you at 10 o'clock" -- to Doug ANDREWS, indicated he would return later that night.
Lois and Doug ANDREWS described DANIEL as a charming, friendly and loyal employee who went to the local Knox United Church. As far as they knew, DANIEL and HEALEY were just Friends.
Other residents of Sutton who knew DANIEL, however, said there was a dark side to the man, whose family once owned what is now Village Traditions, a small gift store on High St.
Several residents told the Star DANIEL had spent time in jail after he stabbed a woman about a decade ago.
Outside the home yesterday, homicide investigators, in a large mobile command trailer, waited for a search warrant to enter the house.
The home belongs to John LEAROYD, whose father Harold LEAROYD was a well-known town dentist for many years.
John LEAROYD, who is believed to be in his 70s, has been in a Newmarket hospital for the past month after he was injured in a fall.
It's unclear whether DANIEL had access to LEAROYD's house, but neighbours and Friends said that the two got along well, with DANIEL often helping him with errands and other tasks.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
BEACH, Beatrice " Joan" (née GARRISON)
Peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 10, 2008 at Port Perry Hospital in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Cy BEACH. Mother to (the late) Sally STEELE, Bill LITHGOW and Thomas BEACH. Grandmother to Kirk, Kyle and Keith STEELE, Karley, Morgan and Madison BEACH, and Alex and Jackie Lee LITHGOW. Survived by her loving sister Betty BROWN and her son Jim and daughter Judy. Family and Friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry, 905-985-7331, on Thursday, March 13th 2008, from 12: 00 noon, until time of service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. If so desired, donations in Joan's memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at www.lowandlow.ca

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
BROWN, John Daniel
Peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, surrounded by his family, at the age of 71. Beloved husband of his "Hon" Faye (née DESHANE.) Loving father of Debbie POLLOCK and her husband Mark of Peterborough, Susan MOSS and her fiancé Harold of Ajax, Sharon BROWN (Bullmoose) and her partner Dan of Toronto, and John BROWN and his wife Roweena of Keswick. Loving grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by his brothers Kelvin, Keith, and Henry. Predeceased by his parents Dan and Doris BROWN and his youngest brother Sydney. Long time Santa Claus at the Eaton's Centre, as well as an avid Blue Jays fan and greeter. He was known to all as "Santa John". John was a member of The Owls A.N.A.F. and the Royal Canadian Legion, Queen's Own Branch. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter Roncesvalles Chapel, 416-533-7954. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, April 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Queen's Own Branch, 1395 Lakeshore Blvd. W. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
BROWN, David Willis Gerald
Peacefully passed away in the early morning hours on March 6th, 2008 at the Toronto East General Hospital with his family by his side. David was born in Botwood, Newfoundland on September 21, 1941 and spent most of his years in Toronto, Ontario. David was the loving son of the late Elsie BROWN, a loving and caring dad of 4 children, Jennifer, Leanne, Darren and Christopher and a grandfather of 3, to Alexandra, Aidan and Kyla. He will be sadly missed and forever loved by his children, grandchildren, his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews and all his Friends and staff at the Providence Centre Villa. David's strength, courage and persistance will never be forgotten by his loved ones. David had inspired us all. The family wishes to acknowledge the past and present staff at the Providence Centre Villa (Houses of Providence) for the care given to David during his long stay. Family and Friends will be celebrating his life at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. Scarborough (between Pharmacy and Warden, 416-751-7890) on Saturday, March 15, 2008. Visitation for family will be held at 12 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. sharp with a 1 hour reception to follow.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-12 published
BROWN, Yvonne (HOPE)
Peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at the age of 71. Lovingly remembered by her son John (Bunny), daughter-in-law Annette. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Alison, John Jr.; Camille and Jerome and great-grandchildren Kiara, Tariq, Shana, Nandi and Jackson. Hope will be missed by her 4 brothers, 5 sisters, relatives and Friends. Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Visitation Centre, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the N.B.B.F.C. Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-13 published
BROWN, Albert Leslie " Les," B.Sc.
The family of Les BROWN are saddened by his death on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Toronto Western Hospital. Les was born in New Liskeard, Ontario, on November 8, 1918, the fifth child of George BROWN and Annie SAVAGE formerly of Sheffield. His family were survivors of the Temiskaming fire of 1922. Les attended Public and High School in New Liskeard and graduated from Queen's University in 1943 with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. He served in the Royal Canadian Engineers in World War 2. His working career was with Ontario Hydro head Office. Les is survived by his wife Louise POLLEY whom he married in Toronto September 29, 1945, and two children, Linda REID (Pierce,) Toronto; and Ken BROWN (Kathleen,) Peterborough; and five grandchildren, Ian REID (Joelle,) Toronto Heather REID, Toronto; Fraser BROWN (Julie DEFOY,) Gatineau, P.Q.; Seth BROWN (Sara,) Toronto; and Liam BROWN, Toronto. Also survived by three sisters, Jessie CONNELLY, Newmarket; Lily BEATON, Orillia; and Jean BOND, Barrie; and sister-in-law Lilias PALMATEER, Peterborough and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings George BROWN, St. Catharines; Anne FARROW, Penetanguishene; and Sid BROWN, Agincourt. In 1966-67 Les and Louise built two cottages on Wolf Lake and the forty years he worked and sometimes relaxed there were the best years of his life. He took early retirement and he and Louise moved to a new home in Cavan in 1976, returning to Toronto in 2003 to live in Christie Gardens. Cremation and private interment will take place. A Memorial Service will be held on April 5th at 11 a.m. at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., Toronto. Visitation will be before the service and a time of fellowship and lunch will follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Queen's University Student Financial Assistance Fund, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, or a charity of your choice.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
BROWN, Norma Irene
After a brief illness passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008. She was in her 86th year. She is survived by her children Laura and Alexander and her four grandchildren; Rebecca, Jeremy, Alexander and Lesley Ann.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
KOZIOLEK, Karl-Heinz
Peacefully at the Toronto Grace Hospital, on Saturday, March 1, 2008, in his 68th year, after a brief battle with cancer. Karl was born on December 1, 1940 in Schwaz, Tirol, Austria to proud parents Anna Wally and the late Helmut KOZIOLEK. In his youth he was an avid skier and hiker. After moving with his family to Germany as a teenager, he became a tool and die maker. In 1960, along with his cousin Frank, he immigrated to Canada in search of adventure. Once in his new home, Karl enjoyed many trips to Northern Ontario especially French River, and other places around the world, and trips to the family cottage with his kids. In 1973, Karl changed careers and worked at Air Canada until his retirement. Good hearted and kind, Karl was always willing to lend others a hand, either with a knack for fixing things or a silly joke to break the mood. Who could forget his bad translations of German jokes and ever present Super 8 camera? Karl will be missed by his mom, younger brother Rainer and spouse Françoise, cousin Frank, children Erika, Rainer, Paul and spouses Spencer, Carolyn and Yvette. Also missing him will be his many cousins, grandchildren Renee, Hannah, Nolan, Hayley, Charlotte, William, and niece Natalie and nephew Ralph and their families, former wife Erika, sister-in-law Jean and extended family and Friends in Ontario, Germany, Minnesota and Austria. Many thanks to Doctor BROWN and Doctor WALDRON and their teams and nurses at the University Health Network. Special thanks to the nursing staff on 6B at Toronto General and also 6th Floor Salvation Army Grace Hospital. A special thanks to nurse Joan who was at his bedside in his final moments. As per Karl's wishes he has donated his body to the Department of Anatomy at the University of Toronto. Following cremation, his ashes will be returned to his birthplace in Austria. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Hospital 6th floor Palliative Unit, or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be made online at www.thestar.com. A family celebration of Karl's life will be held in the spring. So long Dad. As Uncle Frank told you, when you get to the next "Raststaette" pull up a chair and wait for us, we'll all see you there one day.

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BROWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
SPINGOLA, Margaret Rose (née HAMMOND)
Passed on March 14, 2008 at the Georgetown Hospital, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Frank SPINGOLA since June 5, 1954. Loving mother of Teri LIDBURY (Peter,) Debi ROSKAM (Wayne) and Fran CRAWFORD (Scott.) Proud grandmother to Jason PEMBLETON (Sabrina,) Jennifer (Grant), Justina PEMBLETON, Lindsay (Arron) and Sarah and great-grandmother to Aidan. Honorary mother and grandmother to Marty RIDEOUT (Rick), Brian, Michael, Zach, Auden. Missed and loved by her faithful companion Emma. Survived by her sister Beat BROWN of Hounslow, England. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. In memory contributions to the Princess Margaret Hosptital or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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